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"thorpe" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"Career. He always says the ball in his hands. What's the big deal? Apologies. Apologies to Joe and Brunson and Julius Randle. There are many more apologies in the column, apologies, apologies to the grizzlies, apologies to everyone, apologies to Devin Booker. You'll see it in the column all defensive team. First team guard Alex grew so guard Derek white forward Evan mobley forward jaren Jackson, center brook Lopez, easy speedy, my defensive player of the year ballot was Jackson mobley Lopez in that order, Caruso and white were the best defensive guards done. Second team, this was tough. Guard drew holiday, guard, herb Jones. Over a whole pile of guys that we'll get to. Giannis had forward OG and OB at forward center draymond green. And yes, that means no Jaden McDaniels, no bam out of bio, Noel McHale bridges, no Jimmy Butler, no Dylan Brooks, Noel Kauai, PG, Jared Vanderbilt, and a lot of other guys. I just thought these guys were the most deserving and that front court of Yanis and an OB draymond and then the pile of guys with them like bam and McDaniels, but that was absolutely brutal. And you could argue second guard spot with drew holiday could be any number of guys Luke and Stuart got mentioned in my column, Marcus smart's always there. Jimmy Butler is listed as both guard and forward, Dylan Brooks, listed above garden for it. That's fine if you want one of those guys that's fine. I just like I just feel like herb Jones was the best combination of consistent effort on ball impact off ball impact, rebounding impact. We can agree to disagree on that. No, it sounds great. Dylan Brooks was the one name that I don't like him necessarily. I don't like watching him play. I'm not sure I'd like to be his teammate, but he's a hell of a defensive player. If he had made one that list, I wouldn't surprise me at all. Yeah. I know, again, read the column if you want to see the full list of apologies and mea culpas and all this. And I know a category near and dear to your hard coach 'cause it's the deep cut category all rookie. First team the cuts aren't so deep, banquero, Kessler, wing Jalen Williams, which is the top three in my rookie of the year, although not in that order. Math and Keegan Murray, Keegan and Murray's gotta be first team. I will not hear any disagreements on that. If you want a flip Mather in to second team because you consider him kind of an empty calorie score, didn't help a lot on defense, complete tunnel vision on offense, hit The Rookie wall and collapse for 20 games. That's fine. I get it. He finished actually kind of strong last 5, 6 games, and he averaged 20 points a game for like a long time. As a rookie, that's pretty rare. But if you want to flip them out and put them on second team, here's my second team. Jade and ivy, Jalen Duran, jabari Smith junior, Andrew Knapp, tar Eason. And I've been astonished despite the fact that I love Jeremy sohan, despite the fact that shade and sharp piled up a lot of points and a lot of games that meant a whole lot of nothing. Despite all that, despite AJ Griffin having a really nice year as a rotation player for most of the year and some other rookies like oche abaji and David roddy finishing strong, astonished. That anyone would leave off Tara east in our Andrew no part. I've seen a lot of ballots without either of those guys. They have to, they have to be on second team at least and you have argued that I have the wrong pacer on first team. Yeah, I had nem hard first team. Listen, he was just a better rookie. There's a reason why he started over Mather and in the same position, Mather Norman plays, and that Mark doesn't play that position typically. He's a point guard and tare Easton made my second team. He's going to be terrific. Yeah, I mean, those are the ten, I think. And I like Jeremy very much too, but sharp doesn't deserve it. There are some metrics that happen is the worst player in the NBA this year. He's going to be terrific, maybe. Like he definitely has a ton of talent. I'm excited to see what they do, but I wouldn't have put them on that. We have advanced metrics for a reason. And I like looking at them. No, you did a great job. David Thorpe, this is always such a pleasure. I just love this time of year. I love looking at the film, digging into the matchups and trying to foresee what we are going to see and the cool thing is we'll see a lot of that and then we'll see a lot of other stuff that we didn't necessarily expect to see a lot of desperate ploys, a lot of aggressive ploys, a lot of out of the box plays. That is the fun of the playoffs. You will be chronicling it all at true hoop. You guys podcast twice a week. And you will be writing columns and breaking down all of it, subscribe to true hoop, listen to David by his book. Thank you, sir for this wonderful annual present that you give me. Thanks, Zach. Hey, enjoy the next few months, oh man.
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"thorpe" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"I'm actually, you know, you can either be a 100% worried or a 100% dismissive, just late season malaise for a team that's waiting for the playoffs. I'm somewhere in the middle. I'm like half worried that that stretch revealed that something is a little off in Denver. That said, I think they got a break with the Lakers winning and going into the 7 seed. Oklahoma City for as good a story as they are. I don't think they have any shot against the nuggets in a first round series. I'm not even going to, I mean, every team's got a shot, they have talent, they have shade, it's been amazing. Minnesota to me would be more interesting. Anthony Edwards has not looked good and does not look totally healthy to me right now. And if that's the case and without Jayden McDaniels who punched a wall, I think that's a pretty clear Denver win as well. So I don't know if you disagree on either. I think Minnesota is a little bit more interesting just because towns and Edwards are towns and Edwards. But we'll see what happens with Gobert. Now he's got back spasms. He half punched Kylie Anderson's shoulder, didn't seem to hurt Kyle Anderson Burma's kind of not the best punch I've ever seen. Who's on his team? I guess if you don't want to get suspended for a lot of games, you aim just like a little light nudge to the clavicle. Just hard to see him Minnesota beaten beaten the nuggets in a series. I guess they're more interesting though. Yeah, and all you said are good. As to the punch the shoulder as the older brother of two boys in it, then a little sister. My brothers would tell you that their shoulders have enough scar tissue. They'll never feel pain again because I would never have punched them in the face or my little brothers, but I did Pete their shoulders up pretty frequently. We're gonna go better than I tried to hurt anybody there. I think Denver got really lucky because I would repeat the Lakers to beat them. I Denver is a team that I'm on the other. I'm all the way out on them. I think they've lost faith in their bench. I think Mike has panicked hugely. He probably could use bones highland right now and they tried him for a reason. And I just don't trust their second unit. I don't trust that yolk at just gonna play 44 minutes a game every game. They're gonna win this series, no matter who they play because they got lucky the Lakers won that game and shouldn't have. I agree with you that Minnesota is a better, not just cat and aunt, but Gobert too. It's gonna destroy him inside. They have the size. The thunder have no size. I mean, Jalen Williams is a really nice rookie around center. He's 6 9 and they have like Dario Sarge is the only backup big that's getting minutes for their team. Right. Right. So I don't think Denver has dodged a wind round one. And then I'm not going to say anything until we see who they're playing round two, but I'm really down on them right now. And I was hiring them for much of the year. When the clippers were struggling and I don't believe in their second year anymore. Or really the first unit for that matter. They don't have a second unit. They have they have like a guy and a half. They have Bruce Brown and sometimes Christian Brown and listen, then it's just kind of like spin the wheel and if it lands on Zeke naji, come out and go out there and do something. And Zach, they're so panicked out there. I listen to a game, not too long ago. Maybe it was early March though. And the other team scored twice. And the nuggets missed two wide open shots in a row and very nice man Scott hasting those a lot about basketball said, well, this is the problem with the luggage second unit, and they go through spells. Like they miss two shots. But there's such a panic because for so long, the non jokic minutes have been like the non embiid minutes in Philly. And Mike has not had a steady hand with that. He's challenges guys a lot. It doesn't really work. I think it's professional franchise. I don't think Calvin booth, I know we didn't hire this coach. And I think this coach knows he might be fighting for his job and that adds a lot of stress too. So I think it's a mess. They can clean it up if they win for the feel goods will be there. They'll be all great. And then we'll see what happens in round two, but they should have no problem in round one. Yeah, Phoenix looming is a problem. Coach, I am gonna end by revealing my all NBA all defense and all rookie teams because they are revealed today online, but it's on inside or you can stick around or you could not stick around up to you, but I will go fast. First team all NBA. You ready? What do you want to do? You want to listen to coach? I know him, but I'm happy to hear him again. I read your honor. Okay. First team all NBA. We'll start with the big daddy. All NBA Shay gildas Alexander guard Donovan Mitchell guard, Jayson Tatum Ford, Giannis Ford and bead center. That was easy. Donovan Mitchell jumped from second to first team when the Mavericks collapsed into just a heap of complete embarrassment and you just, I just can't put Luca on first team despite the fact that he's better than Donovan Mitchell. We all know he's better than Donovan Mitchell. Donovan Mitchell was outstanding all year. And what I wrote in the column is you can't blame the Mavs collapse on Luca or Kyrie, even like a everyone gets some blame, but I think giving them even like a plurality of blame, the real blame is like just on the drip drip drip of talent out the door. But you need your best player to be at galvanize in those situations in Luca did not galvanize the Mavericks. He whined to the officials. He was bad on defense. He was frustrated for whatever reason, so he got knocked down to second team. Coach, what I did on my second team, though, because guard was so crowded, I discovered a way to fit an extra guard onto the broader three all NBA teams. And that was moving Luca to forward, which I am fine with. He's a point forward, he guards power forward, sometimes he can be a forward he's eligible forward. So my second team, guard number one, Steph Curry, he's Steph Curry. I'm going to save second guard for later. Forward, Jimmy Butler, no brainer forward Luka Dončić no brainer center, Nikola Jokić, no brainer. My second guard on my second team is drew freaking holiday. And I think that name will probably draw some attention. I think he's got a good shot to make all NBA, but there were just so many other alternatives that either didn't play as many games as drew holiday or aren't as good as drew holiday even if they played as many or more games. I just think is two way impact this is the best season ever as a shooter. You mentioned it earlier. I think he's deserving, he also made my all defense team. Third team, guard, Damian Lillard, guard, deer and fox, and fox was the guy who got in based on me moving Luca to Ford. It ended up being like, do I want the air and Fox? Or do I want Julius Randle? And I chose the Erin Fox over Julius Randle because my forwards on the third team are LeBron and Jalen Brown and my center is demon de sabonis. That's it. Coach, what are your big points of disagreement? I was surprised to see jaylen Brown getting so much love. I know the Celtics need it because they're not going to keep them otherwise. I don't think. I don't really know, but that's what I'm thinking. No, I thought you said it was great. I love the fox pick. I had Donovan on my first team, Donovan Mitchell. Luca, I think you expressed it really well. And yes, he plays forward all the time. Primary ball handlers does me you're not a forward. The bra is going to fold his whole career. He always says the ball in his hands. What's the big deal? Apologies. Apologies to Joe and Brunson and Julius Randle. There are many more apologies in the column, apologies,
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"thorpe" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"Like I said, if they had just one of those two bigs and particularly Adams who is just a one man offensive rebounding team. I mean, by himself, he makes you an elite offensive rebounding team. And without him, they're just kind of average. Look, we talked about this over text. There's one obvious theme here that should concern the grizzlies and concerns me pick in the grizzlies. Look, Dylan Brooks is going to guard LeBron. He'll be the primary assignment on the brun. Jaren Jackson can guard Anthony Davis and when he does guard Anthony Davis, that's a pick and roll you can actually switch. Without that much pain, like yes AD will hurt Dylan Brooks in the post, but Dylan Brooks is like a cinder block man. You're not gonna move him. He's gonna make you earn it. You gotta help and load a little bit, but like that's not a painful switch. And step one to beating the Lakers is if you can switch that to man game, you got a shot. Now, I bet they'll start games with Tillman at center and guarding Anthony Davis, so jaren Jackson can roam off of Vanderbilt. That both protects jaren Jackson from the big issue that we're about to talk about, which is fouls. If Brooks and Jackson are guarding LeBron and AD a lot, the Lakers were second in free throw rate on offense and first in free throw 8 on defense. They're walking into every one of these games with like an 8 O advantage just from free throws. And without Clark and without Adams and by the way, jaren Jackson junior was often their second choice on LeBron when Dylan Brooks rested during the regular season. I just don't know that they can survive foul trouble to one or both of those guys and foul trouble to both of them in the same game is going to be a catastrophe. And that's the obvious spotlight issue in this series. It's the one that grizzlies fans are going to be looking for because they're going to cry conspiracy as soon as the officiating starts to tilt against them. The Lakers are really good at forcing the issue. I think the grizzlies bring some tools on defense to this series that can really, really wear the Lakers, not wear them down, but make it harder for the Lakers to score even when they have the floor spread. Even when they take Vanderbilt off the floor and they just put shooting around LeBron and AD. I think the grizzlies have some pretty powerful defensive answers to that. I just worry that fowls are going to are going to limit their ability to really, really deploy those for as many minutes as they need to. Well, I think you kind of bury just because all those smart things you said, I think you kind of buried what maybe is the biggest story connecting to the phallus shoe. And that is the ability to switch those screens, not just with triple J and Brooks, but also with Tillman. Tillman's lad on his feet and I think people realize he defends AD. I thought pretty well. They might even let him try LeBron and you have to remember this when the Lakers, the Lakers had Thomas Bryant, poised to have the greatest offensive season minutes part of it. Of all time, it was crazy. And that was LeBron pick and roll. He can't play in Denver. They have no LeBron on their team. No one knows how to pass them on pick and roll for them, except for jokic, who never plays with Thomas does. The Lakers aren't going to have that advantage if Memphis can switch it and not foul. And so to me, the first step in fixing a problem is absolutely knowing that it's there and addressing it. And I've been Taylor Jenkins is absolutely elite as a coach, maybe top 5 in the world for professional athletes. There's no question it's in big red ink all over the locker room. We can not foul as someone who teaches the game for a living. You can help guys not foul. It challenged their discipline, right? It's not about toughness here. It's about the discipline of make them make those shots over. You don't reach, don't grab, and if they beat you, they beat you, save that foul later on, give them the two points. And help is coming anyway. That doesn't mean they'll do it because part of Memphis is issue is they're so full of energy. They're so full of testosterone. And that is to their disadvantage. But I think if they can go to two after four, I think you'll see a much more fatigued Laker team and you'll see them struggling fourth quarters in Memphis can win. What jaren Jackson junior really needs to do, and he's like I said, he's gonna split time between rover and guarding age. For sure. Yeah. And he'll even make him a rover when the Lakers are small and AD is the only big on the floor. They'll stick them on Troy Brown junior sometimes on Rui and say rove rove. He's really got to avoid offensive fouls. Like I don't mind if you commit some defensive fouls, these illegal screen fouls that he's piling up. Those are the ones that take you out of the game and you're not even getting any advantage really by committing those fowls. On the other end of the floor, what worries me for Memphis is this is the 22nd rated half court offense in the league against a really, really great defensive team, a very good defensive team. That has a lot of answers for what Memphis likes to do, namely Anthony Davis on jaren Jackson junior, which is a tough matchup for anybody. I thought AD was as good defensively as anyone in the league this year. Other than maybe jaren Jackson junior. And on morant, this team of feather and darvin Hamm's cap, I would say, has been one of the more aggressive teams going under screens on morant and they'll probably open with Austin Reeves on them. I would guess they've used Vanderbilt on them to at times when the grids only have one big on the floor. We'll see if we see that. And daring morant to beat them with jump shots and long floaters and morant is good enough to beat you in some games just with floaters. He will make enough floaters to punish that defense in the Lakers will adjust and they can adjust, but I worry a little bit about Memphis scoring enough in a series that becomes a complete slowdown half court rock fight and I think they're going to need to get a requisite amount of transition points off turnovers, whatever to win this series and the Lakers do not turn the ball over a lot on offense is most LeBron teams tend to they take care of the ball. That's how Memphis gets enough points in the half court in this series is a big is a big plot line to me. Yeah, I mean, they've got they've got obviously some great shooters that are shooting it really well. Luke doesn't miss these days. But I think what you're saying goes to what I was suggesting about fatigue factor. Well, that's on Memphis to race. And that's on methods to push on makes and misses just get crossed the timeline three seconds upon getting possession that millisecond you get possession, you're gone. Every I would stress that with tyus, who doesn't like to run as much as jaw, guys, we are racing all the time. The Lakers started the season racing. They have slowed down considerably. I mean, there's still, I think, 14th or 15th, last 15 games in pace. But then our top 5. They were really racing early. They need to focus on that the size and get into that age, make those make those two superstars run, not just run race. Get them to have to play with the urgency a ton, and here's the things that maybe it's regency bias, but I watched that Minnesota game. If those were high school players making some of the passes, the Lakers made late, they would be benched. This is still that team. They've been playing so much better. Really, after that first one and I start, they've been one of the better teams, even with their old team, and then of course this new, I think, in new and improved team. Russell not playing was kind of weird. I just, I just think he's going to go with the old group that he had before the trade deadline a lot, which is fine. And I think Memphis can wear those guys down. I think those first, you know, obviously Memphis has to get one of two at home that goes without saying, if they get too, if they get two in a row, I think they're going to cruise in the series. I wouldn't be surprised if Lakers went one. They've been a great home team all year. I think one of the big 5 and 6 at home. Right. You mentioned flying, I think it's just imperative bane and canard, and it'll be interesting to see how often they play the two of them together with morant, how often they risk that. They need to run and run and run in the half court. And why I say interesting how much they play together is fundamentally the Lakers with a 6 8 greatest of all time, maybe ball handling
The Lowe Post
"thorpe" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"The low post podcast, the NBA playoffs start in two days. We know 6 of the 8 series after tomorrow's final two play in games we will know all 8, but we can't wait that long. You need time to listen and digest and prep. So in the name of the basketball gods, we call upon what is now an annual tradition, it used to be the 8 by 8, 8 minutes apiece for 8 first round series, podcast. It's now, I don't know, the ten by 6 and a couple minutes on the one 8 series we don't know, and we always do it because we need to be smart, we need to get smarter, we need to know the X's and O's, the themes with of true hoop, the author of basketball is jazz David Thorpe. How are you? Zach, I'm well, thank you for asking, and I just have to say, I always look forward to your podcast so much. Sometimes we get blessed to get him two in a week, and I do my morning walk, which I've been doing for a long time now, and I first thing I always do is to check to see if you drop something and all this week, the habit is, oh, I wonder who Zack's talking to you about the playoffs because I just forget that it tends to be me and I'm always so disappointed that I'm the one has to talk inside and get a listen to Kirk and KP or whomever, but we're gonna do our best to get smarter with each other for sure. As always, I have ordered these series as the dictator of this podcast in my level of interest in them starting with the most interesting to the least interesting of the 6. We will mention as an aside, the one 8 possibilities later, but we obviously don't know them. I have already revealed to you that my most exciting first round series. And I would argue there are four candidates for this spot. You could pick any of the four and then there are two that are kind of like we'll get to them. So we'll give them their due. Number one on my list just an irresistible matchup so irresistible that it veered into the cartoonish earlier this year during the Shannon sharp Dylan Brooks, bru ha ha, the Los Angeles Lakers, the number 7 seed going to the Memphis Grizzlies, the number two seed, and it's not just irresistible because of the sort of the aging Lion of LeBron James against the young up and coming audacious Memphis Grizzlies and all the Shannon sharp nonsense and all that. The grizzlies, this version of them, I mean, I think they put themselves on the national map with a game in Los Angeles when that was the game when Kyle Anderson back when he was a member of the Memphis Grizzlies talked talk, you know what to LeBron, which nobody does, and that was the same game when John morant did the Superman two handed block on Avery Bradley, I believe, on the backboard in transition. Everyone's like, oh my God, this team is not messing around. And if. Steven Adams or Brandon Clark, if just one of them were healthy, I don't even need both. I would be pretty aggressively all in on Memphis to win this series despite the fact that I think most of the media is probably gonna pick the Lakers who are 19 and 8 in their last 27 games they've been a very, very good team now for a significant sample size, but I like a lot of what that version of me. I like a lot of what Memphis can still bring in this series, but if you just gave them one more big, I would like their combination of sort of brutishness and the Lakers, although they played fast this year, they were really bad transition defense team and they don't like these like young energetic flying around athletic teams and who just don't want to be in your face, create chaos, get out and transition, and that's the grizzlies to a T and even in the half court you got Desmond Bain running around just flying around and I think D'angelo Russell will be guarding Desmond Bain for good chunks of this series and that's a good way to punish D'angelo Russell just run his ass around. I like a lot of what Memphis has in this series. I don't know who I'm gonna pick. But if they had one of those guys, I think I'd pick them. As of now, I'm still undecided. What interests you about this matchup coach? Well, you did a pretty good job of summarizing a lot of my thoughts. It is an old versus young really athletic versus super skilled and crafty, certainly in the best players for the Lakers. They have a lot of skilled guys. Lakers, palinka that built a heck of a team. There's a lot of talent on that team. And I agree with you totally that especially if Adams played LeBron has passed the age now where he likes to crack back and block out the other teams big when AD goes to block a shot. He ain't missing around with that. Adams would crush them if that was the case. It won't be as hard now without him, but what interests me the most, which I think is the biggest story I alluded to this to you on a text earlier. I have to always remind myself to, in the world of physics, you have to think of the biggest forces that affect us first. And I do this all the time with the teacher, gravity always wins. The gravity in this series, in my opinion, is darvin ham. I thought he was bad all season. Doesn't mean he didn't do some good things, and they're playing pretty well. I know he's a rookie coach and coaches can always get better and often do. That's just like anything else. But I think his knee jerk reaction and he's not the only one in the playoffs that does this is to keep going back to his stars. And that's exactly what met this needs. Even if they drop a game of the first two, it even two two after four, Dylan Brooks wears people out. He is a very physical defender. Jaren Jackson, we know what he can do defensely. I think he's the defensive player of the year. LeBron James was exhausted at the end of that play in game. That's why he kept throwing the ball to the bad guys and making one terrible, terrible play after another. Zach tired players make mental mistakes constantly. And I think this is a youth versus age and experience battle. And I think youth is heavily favored in this. Certainly with that extra guy, I think they're going to wear that team down. I don't trust darvin to just play what I think is a deep bench and give those guys a break. We're going to see 38 plus minutes every game from those two stars and I think the grilles can wear them down. I think the grizzlies can definitely win the series. Like I said, if they had just one of those two bigs and particularly Adams who is just a one man offensive rebounding team. I mean, by himself, he makes you an elite
AJ Benza: Fame is a Bitch
How Bruce Jenner Fanned the Flames of American Patriotism
"But try and remember how we felt as Americans. After the Vietnam War, after Watergate, and believe it or not, patriotism was back on such full public display that people were I swear to God, people were painting fire hydrants and turning them into red, white, and blue star, spangled, monuments, everywhere I remember because my friends and I did it. And Jenner's display at the 1976 Olympics only increased that display of pride in our country. And like basketball, that the Catalan was an Olympic event that America always dominated in. It went way back to Jim Thorpe, an American who had wanted to cath lawn and every Olympics, but three from 1912 to 1968. Think about that. And as what happened in men's basketball, the United States didn't win the Catalan in 1972 because two Soviet athletes took the gold and the silver, so here comes Bruce Jenner who used to sell insurance when he was in training, he brought back gold to America in that year with a world record score of 8616, the points don't matter. It's just what I told you should manner. The fact that a guy had to sell insurance in the off season while he trained to be the best athlete in the world. And after he crossed that finish line in the 1500 meter finale, some fan rushed onto the track and gave him a small U.S. flag on a stick and right away Bruce Jenner thought, and he talked about this on the cabin, he thought, you know, maybe it was a little bit of a hot doggy move to put the flag out there. He felt it was just too much, but he decided to wave the flag anyhow, and that became a transcendent moment in American sports and America in general. Kind of moment you don't see anymore. When you see Olympic champions waving the stars and stripes after their victories now, it's because of Bruce Jenner. And I still remember watching that race. In my living room was a 14 year old kid in just thinking there was nothing and there was nobody better than America.
Native America Calling
"thorpe" Discussed on Native America Calling
"We just heard never again that is on the new album by tall Paul the story of Jim Thorpe and Paul, another great track loaded with historical references and facts and when I listen to that I just feel so inspired because this is a whole new way to educate our young people about this history of our Native American experience and who's your target audience for this music. Follow is it younger people? Is it older people? Is it specifically a native audiences? Are you looking to connect with all kinds of people everywhere? I'll tell you all kinds of people everywhere, you know, from the inspirational and motivational aspect, I think it's definitely more like native people in general, but especially maybe the youth who are coming up, you know, who may not feel represented in the media, but definitely also for all ages and for all people, but yeah, I just want more people in general to know about gen Thorpe's legacy, you know, with like we're here, we're still here and we're competent as ever, you know, you see native politicians like that Holland, you see native actors like Martin and Meyer out there, native TV shows like reservation dogs like just as capable as everybody else out there and a lot of people need to understand that especially within our own communities because sometimes we deal with lack of we deal with things like low self esteem. So we need to be reminded of how great we can be and how great our ancestors and leaders have been and are, you know? Paul, are there other historical or even contemporary native figures? Do you think would make good hip hop subjects? Oh yeah, yeah. One that comes to mind actually played football with Jim Thorpe. His name was Joe guy and he was a wider thou jib way athlete who was people say was just as athletic and talented as Jim Thorpe just didn't get as much notoriety, but he played on some of the same teams as Jim Thorpe played, I believe with the uran Indians and I think he played college football at Georgia Tech back in the 19 early 1900s. And he's actually wider at LG, which I am partially to. I'm from three tribes, I'm enrolled in each Lake, but I'm also a part wider than red bike as well. And those are these three tribes that kind of form a triangle up in northern Minnesota, but yeah, so that's one person I think about another one. I mean, contemporary even contemporary people obviously, you know, we've got people out there now. There's the guy who's playing ball, I believe with Oklahoma City Thunder right now. I forget his name. I can't think of his name off of the top of my head, but that's big. You know, you get Sony Schumer who was in the WNBA and won The Rookie All-Star Game and everything. MVP. Is this a lot of people out there now? I think the representation is really getting strong now and we definitely have a lot of leaders who are worthy of recognition and you know having albums dedicated to them and so on. So yeah, I think we're in a good time now for representation for our people. Well, Paul, another topic I want to touch on before we have to wrap up the show is you're from Minneapolis. You were born and raised there and it's no secret that Minneapolis has had a really illustrious music scene for many years. I mean, it's home to doom tree, POS, brother Ali, atmosphere, and of course lizzo, and then we can go kind of more of my generation old school. We have prints and husker du and what was it like growing up there in that city of music with so much inspiration around you? It is amazing and a privilege you know to be able to kind of get into a hip hop scene here that was filled with so much talent. Like you said, you know, doom three brother Ali and those guys there. They're a little slightly deformed, but just to be enveloped in the community with MCs of that caliber because even the people who aren't heard of here are very talented, it made me strengthen my pain game that much more and just my performance skills and everything. So yeah, it was a blessing to grow up in a city with such musical history and talent to just be wrapped in that and also supported by the yeah, absolutely. Any time I meet somebody who grew up in Minneapolis, I always have to ask them I'm going to ask you the same question, Paul. Do you have a cool story of meeting prints at some point? No, I don't. I never got a chance to meet prince, but my mom had a story where she, before he, before he got famous, she used to see him on the city bus and then once he got famous, I want to his biggest fans at the time. So she kind of told me about that. She would see him on a city bus quite often. Very cool. Very cool. And Paul, another aspect of your work is you do a lot of outreach with youth and you do workshops and you facilitate programs, tell us about that. Yeah, so the main point of it is expression because expression is so important. Native youth and just youth in general need to know how to express themselves in healthy and creative ways. So that they don't internalize any negative humans, you know, because I remember going up and not having any form of expression and that expression sometimes comes out in negative or harmful ways and so it's important to channel be expression of youth through creative means such as songwriting or singing or poetry or even just rewriting maybe writing in a decade nonfiction story, short story or something like that. You know, just coming up with different ways to engage the youth and that's what I do in sometimes I'll collaborate with other people like film producers and such who can make films with them or in our recording equipment and make some so that's kind of the gist of what I do is creative writing workshops hip hop workshops and just any kind of workshop that brings out positive creative expression for you know doesn't necessarily limit them, but we try to focus on encouraging them to speak their minds and express themselves freely so that they can feel supported and so that's just what we do is workshops or that's just what I do and sometimes I do with others it just workshops around youth expression and letting their voices be heard you know giving them a chance to have the spotlight in some youth are slow to grasp on they may be more shy, but we are eventually able to get that expressive side out of them in some just lit up by it right away. You're an independent artist no label and you put this together on your own but the cover already, you've got a photographer, you've got a graphic artist, some good work, tell us about those folks that helped you with that. Yeah, so mercy's made, he did the photography for the cover art and the track list. Actually, both of those photos on the album and the track lists are from my visit at the Oklahoma sports Hall of Fame. And the Jim Thorpe museum. It's all in one building in the south he took, he did the photography and then the graphic design was done by my friend Mike Jordan. He's actually also anishinaabe hip hop artist from the total mountain band of budget way up in, I think, North Dakota. Yeah, so he did the graphic design and mercy's maid
Native America Calling
"thorpe" Discussed on Native America Calling
"That song is titled no place for young men, it's on the new album, the story of Jim Thorpe by tall Paul. Paul, wow, wow, what a track. I mean, you just nailed it, and you really did your homework there. His dad hired his twin brother, Charlie. So much information in there and it's just such a such a cool way to reflect and interpret the life of Jim Thorpe. Good job, once again, Paul, congratulations on a really, really good sound. Yeah, yeah, thank you. Yeah, that's probably my favorite song from the album. So thank you for playing it. It's tough. There's a few of them on there that I really enjoy the most, but yeah, you know, I just started so important to make sure that people know about the background for his story as well. Everybody knows are not everybody, but people who know about them now he's an Olympic gold medalist. Not everybody knows that he had a twin brother who passed away from pneumonia or not everybody knows much about his father hyrum and how much how much an impact he had on Jim's development as a young man and who he became as an athlete superstar of that time. So yeah, I just thought it was very important to kind of paint a picture of his life outside of sports as well. I know hyram Thorpe herself was a great athlete. I think he was like a champion wrestler there in the community and I think my favorite line or one of my favorite lines in that song is when you're referencing how hiram sent the two boys off to boarding school and just, you know, messed up boarding school was, but then you have that line. I hate to say it, but it kind of worked. And I think that's so poignant because we hear so much criticism of the boarding school era now. And rightfully so the travesties that occurred, but at the same time, we have to acknowledge that that world gave us Jim Thorpe. Yeah, yeah, so it definitely, you know, it definitely was a big part of giving our gym Thor for sure and I can also relate to that mindset, you know, just thinking of being a father, you know, looking at it from a father's perspective, I can respect now why hiram sent his kids to boarding schools, you know, because he recognized that we were entering a new era in American history and all of our lives were not going to be the same. He said, you know, I'm my kids need to keep up with these European kids and learn the same things that are learning so that they can come back to their community and apply that at home with their native community, you know, and a lot of that still occurs today. You know, kids leave the reds and go to college for these same kind of reasons and then go back and maybe they go become a lawyer or a doctor and then go back and represent their people in those ways on the reservation or their other communities. So I can definitely respect that and just like you said, you know, it was a tough situation definitely for them to go through and I can but later on a certain level because I think of foster care as the modern day boarding school and I've had some experience in that area. So it's a tough situation, but at the same time, there are some benefits that come from all situations. Well, what you just said, foster home, the modern day boarding school, you're right on the mark with that. And that's also another lyric from one of your other songs I noticed as well. So I took a note of that because that was another one of those lyrics that just really struck out and resonated with me. And Paul, we did have one caller already, his name's Ralph. Unfortunately, he joined us on the air, but he was listing on KU and M and Albuquerque, New Mexico, and he wants to congratulate you on your work. He really appreciates that everything that you're doing. And this new album, the story of Jim Thorpe. A big part of this album is not just the legacy of Jim Thorpe, but also your own personal story and how you interweave it with Jim Thorpe and in this connection that you have with Jim Thorpe and talk more about that. Your own personal connection to this historic figure that accomplished all these things so long ago. Yeah, yeah. Thank you, rob for the congratulations as well. And then, yeah, as far as like my connection, you know, I taught myself and Jim Thorpe. Not only as an athlete, but some of his struggles, you know, like I read and heard about his struggles with alcohol and things of that nature and I actually went through something like that myself and my early years. When I was younger, I struggled with alcohol, you know, and then that was something that came back to me when I thought about his story. I'm like, yeah, he struggled with the alcohol too, you know? And so it made me feel like I could relate to him on a more personal level as a native man just not only restricted to athletics and being a football player, but these personal struggles, another thing I read it, you know, he was married several times. So I mean, that signals probably some relationships struggles, you know what I mean? And I can relate to some of that as well as a young man. You know, I didn't have examples of what a good father looked like or even what necessarily a healthy mother looked like. The exposed to a lot of relationship violence and things like that as a kid. So some of that kind of found its way into my life as I got older and tried to figure out how to be a man and how to be a partner and things of that nature. was younger, I used to wonder like, man, I wonder if I'm ever going to be able to have a completely healthy relationship and stuff like that. And so I've seen myself in them ways in that kind of getting our personal note there, but how much speaking on those things because it's important for people to hear that we can heal, you know? And I've now been with my lady that I'm with now and planned to marry on my bed with her for almost 7 years. Yeah, so we're coming up on 7 here. 7 years, pretty soon here. And I love her and I finally found that for myself. So hearing his story and his struggles, you know, as a native man growing up in the environment he did and how it impacted him and come negative way, whether it was alcohol or whatnot. I connected to him on a more personal level. So yeah, that's an extension of how he inspired me. Well, congratulations on your own relationship and your personal success. And I know that you've kind of retraced some of Jim Thorpe's footsteps. You travel down to Oklahoma to that area. I think around Stroud Oklahoma where he was originally and you also went to his grave in Pennsylvania, talk about that. Yeah, that was amazing, so I got this grant from first people's fun shout out to them. I got a grant to do a music video for this album and I did it for the song called someone great who looked like me. And yeah, so myself, my girlfriend and a videographer video producer by the name of mercy, you may, we all got a rental car and we took a cross country trip from here. Down to Kansas and Oklahoma and we went all the way to a Pennsylvania, but yeah, so I stopped that high school. Because Jen Thorpe was that Haskell when I was a boarding school in his early years and that's where he met shot the Arctic head who was an early football boss star there and
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'Friends forever': Last two mourners in line to see Queen Elizabeth II lie in state
"Thousands of people in London have continued to line up around the clock to file past the queen's coffin as it lies in states Warner's determined to pay their respects to the queen got in line overnight in anticipation of a 16 hour long queue British actor Michael Howe said Britain's moment in history feels special And this is like a pilgrimage It's quite extraordinary Morning Armed with tents and sleeping bags some mourners like Sheeran Thorpe have started camping out along the funeral procession route to make sure they get a glimpse of the ceremony And we didn't want to miss the chance of not being able to see the queen passing us in the royal family and we can mourn and pay our respects alongside them While security is tight Thorpe says everyone has been quite supportive The public and the police have all been supporting us well wishing
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History Will Not See BLM as a Champion for Civil Rights
"Just to finish up on the topic of the civil rights movement and all of this. And people were probably thinking of what made Brandon go down his path. And it's because I see what BLM is doing, I see what these black activists are doing today, and they are literally lying to the world about what's really going on. We are going to look 20 years from now. You Mark my word. In the record books in the historical documents, people are going to put that Black Lives Matter was one of the biggest, most effective, civil rights movement, organization ever, and that Black Lives Matter was created to thwart police brutality, police brutality, I'm hearing feedback. So Thorpe police brutality and other things like that. And we know that's not to be true. Know that not to be true. It's going to say that their policing in America was systemically racist. And that nobody on earth should be able to be, you know, to be subject to the racism, from police, and all this stuff y'all here. They're going to push this agenda and we're going to go back and realize or hear from our history books that Black Lives Matter was a great thing for our country. And we're going to hear that Maxine waters and all of these people, Benjamin crump, they're going to have a statue of Benjamin crump saying that he was an activist and leader of his time he was a Martin the next Martin Luther King. When Benjamin crump chase ambulance. And all he wanted to pay out because I ain't never seen that joker when black people need him. I ain't never seen him there. He only show up when there's money to be made. That's what it appears to be in my opinion.
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Jim Thorpe reinstated as sole winner for 1912 Olympic golds
"The International Olympic Committee says Thorpe has been reinstated as winner of the pentathlon and decaf when the IOC announced a change on Friday the 110th anniversary of Thorpe winning that he Kathleen He had been stripped of the gold medals months after the Olympics when it was discovered he had been paid to play minor league baseball over two summers That was a violation of Olympic amateurism rules at the time Two years ago the group bright path strong advocated a petition declaring Thorpe the outright winner of the 1912 events IOC president Thomas Bach says thanks to the engagement of the group a solution was found I'm Mike
The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"thorpe" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"Do. What's your sense of the ceiling here? Because and the reason the ceiling becomes important, of course, is back to all the stuff I didn't want to talk about on this particular podcast. They gave up a shit ton to get him. A bunch of players and a bunch of picks, there's like ten different elements they gave up and he's got a massive contract that they're now in the hook for. A contract that most I want to say most teams. A contract that a lot of people in the NBA would say for a center with no offensive or limited offensive skills, you wouldn't want to invest in, right? We're in a time when the best investment in the center is, you know, going and picking up a kavan loony for whatever 9, 10 million, 12 million. A Mitchell Robinson, somebody else, investing 25, 30, 40 million and he tops out over 40 million. That is not considered in today's NBA, a great investment unless you've got Joel embiid or jokic. Right. So eventually it's going to be about that equation. Was it the right outlay if you can't win a championship? So, and I thought on the championship thing too, but where do you where do you see them as of right now? As constructed, given what we know about the competition atop the west, does this put the Timberwolves in the mix to at least make a run to the Conference Finals, are they in the finals discussion already automatically? How close are they? So the first part of what you're talking about, which is the value of his game, you may know this, Howard, we partner with Taylor snarl at Duncan threes dot com and Steve a lot of really brilliant neuroscientists, psychologists, clinical psychologists, and data science guy. And created a stat called bonus wins, which is kind of like earned the earned wins you see the wind share, all that kind of thing that you value in contract. So the ideal is to have a player that wins a lot more than what he's being paid to. And there's a whole math behind it. You already mentioned embiid and jokic. They are incredibly well paid guys. And are still out earning that contract significantly so. As is players on rookie deals like John Moran. And lamelo and so forth because they're just not paid nearly as much. It's hard to your point when you get to Rudy's age and salary. And they're earning their earning that money. They're earning the same amount of wins that they should be for that salad. Whereas Westbrook disastrous. Okay? Rudy's not disastrous. You're just paying a ton of money for those dollars. And that's a problem going forward over the years. But the question of whether they're contenders at troop, we call it the championship bus. And I think they're on the championship bus. They need some breaks, like most teams do. I don't think they're the best team on paper. I don't care. I just don't care. The idea that we know who's going to be in the finals is so ridiculous. You and I have been friends for a long time. I've been trying to project this game frame since O 7, I joined ESPN. And it doesn't mean we can't see on paper who's the best team. It just doesn't matter. When does that team stay healthy all year? They don't. It doesn't happen. So could Minnesota not make the plans this year? Sure. It's not likely considering they're better than last year as are the Lakers, probably the clippers for sure. Denver almost for sure. There's a few others, as we know, Utah probably drops unless they pull a deal. I think that I think they're on the bus, they may not be in first class, they might be in coach, but as I wrote in my piece the other day, going through a season over the time is like putting. You got to get the pace right. They've got to get their coaching right. They've got to get a little lucky. And they're on the green. They got a chance. I tell you what, if they get by round one, it's a top four C, which is absolutely possible. And they play, let's say, the warriors in round two. Or the grizzlies around too, and you tell me, John morant doesn't play. Like he didn't against the warriors after three games, or curry hurts his ankle. Of course, Minnesota can win that series. And now they're in the Conference Finals. And while you and I both agree that they paid too much, I think they did for this deal. Tell them in a sort of fans who have not seen a series win, I believe, is O four with KG. Yes. This is a franchise changer that way. And they're going to go through the desert later on. But they're going to drink a lot of water these next four years. And they got more deals they can do. When you start winning good things can happen. And they better develop their players. They better the few draft picks that they get. They better hit home runs. Robert Williams went 27. Gabon Looney went 30, Jordan Poole went in the 20s. Grant Williams went 21. These are not lottery picks, and they're pivotal postseason performers. So this is where I think coaching and franchising culture matter a lot too. Yeah. And as I mentioned in the earlier episode of the crossover earlier this week with Maddox, you know, I kind of like, you know, I've just got to face maybe a blind faith in Tim Connolly. He did such a great job in Denver. I know this was a big swing. It's an audacious swing and he gave up a lot to do it. This takes a lot of conviction. This is a pretty bold move. And so when you talk about culture and the other players are going to add along the way, the things they'll do along the way to create the kind of culture to have us perceive Minnesota differently and have them have a different kind of trajectory. I have faith in Connolly and his group to get them there. And I'll also say this. Could you mention it, they've won two playoff series in their entire existence in 33 years and they were both in 2004. Yeah, to an extent, I don't care if they ever make the finals with this group. Timberwolves fans can care and should care. But if this gets them a three to 5 year run of being top four in the west of making some deep playoff runs of winning some series, period since they have so few in their history and of maybe who knows. As you say, things just sometimes break your way. And then this next thing you wake up in the NBA Finals with a chance to win a championship. If they never win a championship and if they never even get to the finals, a three to 5 year window of being one of the best teams in the NBA, I think is worth it. We can argue about whether or not they should have negotiated differently or maybe held back one piece or, you know, whatever. When you're the Minnesota Timberwolves and you have the history that they do and the lack of history they do, I think the bar is then lower. And we can't make everything championship or bust for everybody. I'll also say this as the last thought before we move on from Minnesota. There's a few teams that are definitively ahead of them given health on day one, right? The warriors, the clippers, the nuggets, maybe Phoenix, we don't know where ayton ends up. We don't know if they get up with KD or not, but Phoenix is kind of in flux. So there's three teams that are the only ones that I would say are definitely ahead of them or the nuggets clippers and warriors. And then there's all these teams battling in the second tier and everybody's got asterisks. Everybody's got some sort of of what if going into a season. It's not crazy to see the Timberwolves breaking into the top four, even next season. And then you start looking at age and injury issues with some of these teams, it's not that far fetched to say that two or three years down the road, Minnesota may have the edge over some of the teams we've been talking about. So I like it. I like it. I can't wait to see it. I can't wait to see what it looks like and how some of these some of the things that we've been talking about today in just terms of fit workout. But I love it. All right, let's quickly moved it to the Utah part of this. I feel like. I don't want to crib from our buddy windhurst. Who is going to be memed to death for the rest of time? And I'm loving all of them. They're awesome. But the thing is that he raised in that now famous meme was, oh, Royce O'Neal. Why is that so interesting? Well, in a few hours later, we learned why because they traded Rudy Gobert. But they still have Donovan Mitchell and I'd say that to just to add on to what Wendy was saying or to echo it, even if you thought you were keeping Donovan Mitchell, I think you might still want Royce O'Neal. Now the other things can come into play contracts and everything else. But I still feel like Utah is in a position where no matter what signals are being sent out about Donovan Mitchell out. We don't want to trade him. They want to rebuild around him. I have doubts and I have doubts at least in part because of the same thing that Wendy raised famously a week ago about what trading Royce O'Neill for a pikmin.
The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"thorpe" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"Not great, but better than what he's been before. Do you think that we, it's funny? One of our other articles of faith when we talk about the jazz in the last 5 years when we talk about Rudy Gobert, Rudy Gobert is a walking top 5 defense. And I think they were tenth and defensive efficiency, the jazz, this past season, Rudy paid a little bit of a price for that in some of the, you know, the postseason award voting and everything else. And whether that was about him eroding a little bit or maybe just as a team eroding a little bit. And you know, like they were, there's a reason you break up a tandem as they did this stage anyway. These things tend to have a lifespan in the NBA. 5 years is a long time in MBA franchise life. So I don't know how much of that is on him. Did you see any erosion at all in Rudy this past season? Do you agree with the idea that he's a walking top 5 defense? Is that what the Timberwolves will now be? Because offensively, clearly, they have a ton of firepower. And in fact, on day one, Anthony Edwards and Carl Anthony towns to say nothing of D'angelo Russell because again, I don't know where he'll end up if he'll stay or not, but just Anthony Edwards in towns alone, no offense to the jazz, but that's better than anything Rudy has been surrounded by in the course of his career. So what would you expect as you're trying to project out on July 7th, as we sit here? For Rudy fitting in their offense, for what, first of all, what Rudy does for the Timberwolves defense just by being Rudy in that, again, they've been at best an average defense. And as you noted, it took a lot of machinations just to create that last season. Are they a top 5 defense with them on day one? And you know, offensively, might they get a little more out of him than a jazz offense that, to your point, maybe didn't find creative ways or advantageous ways to use them at times? Yeah, I like both questions. So they've got a chance to be a top 5 defense. McDonald's has to play more. Edwards has to keep improving. I will remind you of something when Phoenix traded for Shaq and ended the 7 seconds or less Nash sons. I have a good friend who was on the staff. And I spoke to him. What are you guys doing? You have the sexiest team in sports, amongst amongst all sports, what are you doing? He said, this was after the season. We got worn down, having a double so often inside. And I think Mike, more than I spoke to D'antoni last month, then I asked him about this, but I will, next time I speak to him, they felt like we're just getting too tired because of all the scrambling revenue defensively, which is how Minnesota played last year. They elected a double, not because of lack of size cats huge because of how they played in the lack of good defensive players in the other spots. And young players. They won't have to do that this year and nearly as often. They can play more square, we call it, less gambling. They can choose the gamble, pick your spots, nothing wrong with that. You don't have to do it all the time because you've got that guy just like Robert Williams, so he made a Robert Williams every game pretty much and asked him to guard the other team's least threatening offensive player. Whoever that would be. Any position. So you can leave more frequently without worrying about your guy. We'll scramble around if you're a guy goes to the room whatever and protect everyone else in the paint. I think that's exactly what, if I'm Christian, you want who I know is a smart guy. I mean, he's probably watching a lot of Milwaukee Bucks tape, and he's watching a hell of a lot of Boston Celtics tape on okay. When you've got that guy, how best should we play? And you can watch tape a couple years ago when the jazz were the best defensive team. I think they got so good offensively. It kind of sucked away their identity. I'm a big believer in identity mattering in the postseason. It kind of helps glue you. We always talk about glue guys, identity can be glue also. And I think this is going to help Minnesota who can easily tip into the offensive side as a glue team, and I mean, look at Golden State, we all are enamored with their, we call it the cuisinart and Steph Curry has to have curry. But this is an identity first defense. Dynasty. And that's how they won, that's how they won this last series. They did it pragmatically when they realized that Boston is just way too big for us. They flooded the paint with bodies. They have no size. It was just bodies. And they clogged the lane and the Celtics were stubborn, and they kept trying to get the first, I call it the first box. The first 8 feet or so and around the rim. They just kept going to the first box and throwing up trash or turning them all over. But Golden State can pivot when that's their identity. They're not having to pull out of a hat. No, this is how they think of themselves. 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The Lowe Post
"thorpe" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"Plus 49 and 44 minutes. So without green, that new death lineup can absolutely give them some spread until you bring draymond back and really kill it. Like they've got multiple centers to play with those for you got amazing speed and Wiggins and pool, then you got the shooters and stuff in clay and then of course with draymond is a facilitator defender. They've got they've got 6 different guys, so two different groups that I think really can finish games very, very well. Draymond's and foul trouble or whatever kaban can fill that gap. So I've had Phoenix and walking all year, I used to have Milwaukee breeding the champions at some point this year, maybe three months ago. I said, yeah, I think so when it. But I do agree the biggest challenge if they're healthy is because we know what goes they can get. We saw it earlier this season for a long time. Forget about previous years. I think this is a perfect way for the warriors to get healthy and get some momentum in and around too. And the winner of this year's least interesting series award. Are there Milwaukee Bucks, the defending champs against the Chicago Bulls who were having a great season and then injuries just took it apart and those injuries have spanned from Lonzo Ball to Alex Caruso to pat Williams who just came back to Zach lavine dealing with some knee stuff toward the end of the season. They are now have a negative point differential for the season. The bucks are the bucks. We know who the bucks are. They barely have to travel for this series. They can take the train if they want, they can hop in an Uber, I don't know, they can just they can bike there if they really want to get adventurous. They got no answer for honest. I don't even know who they're going to try to use on him. I don't know that it matters. The bucks have drew holiday and Chris Middleton to put on Levine and Derozan and Giannis can do whatever the hell he wants. I don't really care. Is there any can you sell me sell me on this one? I mean, I'm going to watch it. Can you sell me out? Can you sell me on the bulls having any kind of chance here? No, definitely not. I'll say two things. One is this is why they drafted pet Williams from my son joined the team after pat had already left, but I pay attention to those guys. This is why, I mean, not to say when deserving anyway, but you better draft a gigantic monster forward like him when you've got Giannis 90 minutes away from you. And not even maybe in his prime fully. Like this guy still can get better and has this year. But he's not ready. I mean, even if he's not he's hopefully all year, he's not ready to stop Giannis. Giannis tries to he always tries to dunk on teams. I've never seen him try to dunk more than what he does against the bulls. He knows no one can mess with him. He just tries to duck everything and the only thing I'm interested in and this is nothing to do with who's going to win the game because it won't matter. But we know the bucks don't care if you shoot your threes. And they really don't care booth which is the reason. He shoots more the reason against them than 18 in the east. I want to see if he'll shoot ten and a half. He gets 5 a game, which is 5.5. Dude, just do ten and a half and let's see what they do. I'd like to see coach Donald in a long time friend of mine. Just say screw it. Derozan got a bunch of points against them, but they were blowout games. It didn't even matter. The only chance we have is to make them do something different and maybe they'll put Yanis on him to guard the three if he's hitting them. Maybe they'll get Lopez out there. He doesn't want to go out there. Let's just get 23s a game from our center's position and see if we can't muck things up a little bit, but I don't think that's likely to happen. That's about it. So I was searching for flights for August when you were talking about why this series is interesting. Whatever you said, I assume it involved Betty the bull and his popcorn orgies that he has in the crowd. I didn't catch any of it. No, I did catch some of it. I do think that's the only interesting angle here is this is the all threes defense, like Milwaukee's above the break threes. Unless you're a great shooter, have at it against a team that I think was last in 3.8. It doesn't even want above the break three. I guess that's kind of interesting. You mentioned vucevic, he just, you know, look, I'm wrong about a lot of things. We all are going to be wrong about a lot of things. I admit when I'm wrong and all the time, but I just remember when that voodoo trade happened, there was a rush of Orlando angst like that's all we got for Nikola vucevic, our franchise player and a rush of like here come the balls, great move by AK and the new front office, they're charging and obviously that move became a building block to other moves. But I remember feeling like not on an island but in the definite minority of I kind of like this trade for Orlando. I think Wendell Carter junior is pretty good. They got two lightly protected first round picks. One of them turned into Franz Wagner. They still have another one coming. A year later, vujovic shot 31% on threes. Now 54% on Tuesday's pretty good. 17 a game, 11 rebounds, still never gets to the foul line, defensively he's still man..
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"He lovingly describes certain actions and the nuances and the angles and with Boston, he's right. I was watching Tatum and brown tape this morning. Yes, of course they're going to pick on Seth curry. He said, no, that's coming. He probably feels it like an ant with a magnifying glass. He knows it's coming. And it's going to come and it's going to be relentless, but it's also going to be textured. It's not just throwing the ball to jaylen Brown get out of the way. That's what that's how Brooklyn plays offense. It's going to be multiple screens and get game into screens and pin down seals against him. They're going to attack him from different levels at different levels at different times with different people. And I think Brooklyn defending that. And again, not just Seth curry, of course, but all of it with Tatum and brown cable of scoring 30 plus and any of those games. And on the other end, basically run a pick and roll, or refuse the screen, let Katie shoot a 26 footer over someone, that is mentally taxing too because they're not computer take plays off defensively. Katie likes to roam, Boston will punish him for that for sure. And yeah, Marcus smart, we know what he can do. I wonder, to me the most intriguing thing about guarding the nets would be, do you we call jump switching? Do you switch up into Durant and make him drive all the time? You would never do that against almost anyone else not name Steph Curry and no ever 7 footer would you do that in since Dirk. And Durant is good enough to go buy you, but that takes an energy too. And just keep making him attack. Don't let he wants to shoot over you. Get the shooting against air. He's back at home in the gym just shooting. So I like the idea of playing them sometimes. You just can't foul. That's the one scary thing, but jumping into his space is sometimes your foul. Try not to foul, make him keep driving, especially going left. If he pulls up, just can test or try to block it, make it tough on him that way. I think I watched his body language Zach when he does LeBron sometimes and when he sees a teammate do some silly or when a teammate says something stupid and press conference afterwards and Katie's got to say, all right guys, can we please not kick them and already get them fired up by saying they're not the same rub Williams. I looked he looked frustrated and sometimes he gets it on the court. We're like, hey, do I have to do this too? The truth is he can be Superman every game, but over time that takes a toll on defensive special and that's where I think the nets will lose a series. They just will guard good enough consistently enough. Yeah, and when Durant does have the ball, they're going to mix it up. Sometimes they won't switch they'll play traditional pick and roll defense. Sometimes they'll throw a hard trap at them. And when they do overload the floor toward those guys, I mean, Durant and Irving are maybe the two best guys in the whole world at playing in tight spaces and figuring it out. It's just very hard work. The Celtics are also an elite elite transition defense team in part because they're so big and switchable. They don't have to worry about who's supposed to guard who. Oh my God, I'm supposed to guard that guy. And the nets are a great fast breaking team and I think the Celtics can take some of that away. Just curious. If Simmons comes back, I'm just not sure that changes my outlook enough because I don't know, I wouldn't start him if I were Steve Nash. I would bring him off the bench. I don't know how many minutes he's going to give me. But I'm just curious, I'm assuming that four fifths of the net's best lineup currently without Joe Harris are Kyrie Irving, Seth curry, Kevin Durant, and Ben Simmons. And I'm asking you, coach, who's the 5th guy in that lineup because your choices are between small guards and great shooting small guards, some shakier shooters, maybe Kessler Edwards in between. Who do you pick in that 5th spot or a center? You could put a center like a Drummond in that spot. Yeah, that's what I was thinking. Maybe they would go center just because you need more rim protection. I think that I'm not talking to your question, but I think the Ben Simmons thing is, I think he's going to probably end up being a net negative. He is going to be able to guard Tatum or brown better than what you'd probably expect because that's the easiest proposition when you first come back when you're Ben Simmons. You're that kind of on ball defender. Where I think you'll have is trouble is all fall. Again, the Celtics don't play like the nets. The Celtics run stuff and I would think already the Celtics have a list. I'm a sheet of paper with all their actions to put Simmons in off ball away from the ball. Making me quick decisions rapidly. They've not done as a team all season with him. Target him, don't talk to him on the ball. Talking to him off the ball and then eat off that. And then where are you playing offensively? He's never played with these guys before. This is a hard damn game and it's the postseason and the Celtics without Robert Williams are still very good with them. They're monstrous. For Ben Simmons, I wrote this at come out later today. It's like not driving for a couple years and then pulling in a Manila or Rome and expecting to get around. Like you and I can figure it out, we drive every day. But if you don't, you're going to be a little bit gun shy in a sense. And I think Ben Simmons against this team with all those weapons is not going to be good off the ball defensively. And offensively, forget about it. Why would we think he's going to be great offensively? I don't know if he plays. I think to me they've talked there's so much smoke. I don't see any fire. I think they're probably better off that he doesn't play a month ago, play him, and he'd be fine, but I don't think you want to come in this series having not played at all expect to be good. Interesting. I think the answer to my own question is Bruce Brown. The other thing I'm looking at is nets became a sneaky good offensive rebounding team. And in Boston switches a lot, they risk having their small guys on Andre Drummond trying to box them out, but no team is better at getting that second switch behind the play and kicking Marcus smart out if they need to kick Marcus smart out or Peyton Pritchard out and putting a bigger guy onto Drummond. Now I'm going Celtics in 6. They close it out in Barclays in game 6 and they get their revenge on Kyrie. My fourth ranked one, which might have been higher, if not for the news that Luka Dončić is going to miss game one and him missing game one with the cap strain gives me the heebie jeebies as you get a missed game too. Is he going to miss game three? Is he going to be the same guy? Is the four 5 series in the west between the rising Dallas Mavericks and the reeling Utah Jazz who went 23 and 24 in their last 47 games. That's not very good. They still have the third best point differential in the NBA despite that and the number one offense and they appear to be the healthier team. Look, it sounds like a cop out, but my prediction is going to be was going to be Dallas in some amount of long amount of games with Luca without Luca. I'm leaning toward Utah. Let's just sort of for the sake of ease assume that he misses the first two games of the series. The game's one or two and then he comes back and he's like actual Luca. Like if he's hobbled Luca obviously that changes things, but it's just more fun to talk about this series as if these teams are at full strength for most of it. This looks like an all offense series..
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"And if you don't think Abu is potentially happening, well, maybe you know more than me because I think there's potential there. If he is laying some eggs and then let's see if he's not thinking about his legacy then. That'll be what's interesting to me. If things don't go great in games one or two at some point. It actually raises an interesting dilemma where so they've been amazing with the two of them on the floor. Yeah. They've been horrible with one of them on the floor. Horrible. And now just against Toronto with just embiid, bad with just hard and bad. It raises an interesting dilemma like all the smart basketball people for years and years at the stagger them stagger stagger. I wonder if you should just play them together for like 36 minutes a game and just pray to God I can survive the other 12 with like a random maxi three and a random Tobias Harris three and freaking cork Myers and his beard hit a couple threes and then we just like limp to 6 minutes because Hardin and Deandre Jordan it's been a disaster. Doc is not gonna trust Paul Reed. You can say let's go niang at center and just shoot the hell out of it. You're gonna bleed points. I don't think I'm being extreme. They're not gonna play them every second together, but I do wonder if he's gonna air on like let's maximize their minutes together and just close our eyes and try to gut through the minutes that they sit. Let me ask a simpler question you mentioned in beads defense and him guarding siakam. He's gonna guard different players in this series. Let's just zoom way out. Who do you think Toronto starts in this series? What is their starting 5? Your options are your 5 best players, which is van vliet Barnes and anomie Trent siakam at center. Then you can bring trend off the bench and option B and start precious to chua at center. Or they've tried Kim birch, et cetera, which gives Joel a very easy place to guard. If you're Nick nurse, which option do you go with and which option do you think he goes with? I probably start small right away and again with the idea is it's a marathon and get into Joel making cover as make him always be accountable for space, meaning he's got to make a decision on my health. He is their rent protector. And so now every members stress is not just physical stress. It's also mental and emotional stress. You have to get Joel thinking about his coverages. What am I supposed to do? Make him a focus energy mental energy on the defensive side. Knowing you could you're going to play Kim and your precious and you're going to play Chris. You're going to play all of them at some point. You can mix up when you do it depending on who else in the game for Philly. But I like the idea if you're Toronto of making Joel at compete on both ends every second. He's on the court, hoping he gets tired and fourth quarters, and then in every series, every game going forward, a little bit earlier, a little bit earlier a little bit earlier. That's why it's also important that Toronto always stay connected, Zach, quick timeouts, every 8 or run timeout. 6 one run timeout if you need to because if you let them get ahead a little bit and he gets rest there, that just that impacts future games too. Oh, and cork, I'm glad you mentioned him. He's a sneaky X Factor because he's been shooting badly. He's a good shooter. It just hasn't gone great from this year, and I think they need him. He's an energetic guy, competitive guy. If you let Scotty Barnes is happy not to guard you. Let's face it. He wants to play center field. And so if you have a guy that isn't shooting well, Scotty is mucking things up. He's incredible. His feel is amazing and he's long and strong. And active and energetic if cork mods is stroking it and Scotty has no one else to kind of hide off of that takes away from Toronto's defense. I half expect Scottie Barnes and some of these games he's roving so much like, you know what, I'm hungry. That guy in the second row has some popcorn. Let me just see if I can sneak out there and Nick nurse won't even notice because this is just what I do. I would, I think I might start a chew up and give myself size speed, switchability on harden and sneakily, he shot 36 or 37% on threes this season, got more and more confident. He took one three as a rookie. Zero for one. And now he's like taking threes off the dribble, and that forces him bead to guard him and maybe he's gonna be in the corner and I've got to run around a little bit more. I think embiid will guard Scottie Barnes a lot in some lineups where Barnes is the worst shooter on the floor, including the one siakam at center. I'm really interested in that and I'm most interested in just the turnover battle because Toronto is a great ball protection team and they force a ton of turnovers. Philly takes care of the ball really well in offense. Philly's got to dominate free throws, dominate free throws because Toronto is an aggressive reaching team and obviously Philly gets the line all the time. And just the way they guard hearted and embiid two man game, I think they've telegraphed it in previous games. They are just not going to let hard and hit embiid with pocket passes. They're going to do everything to prevent that. And in fact, if you watch the most recent game, they had like a three or four minute stretch in the third quarter, I think, were they just let hard and go into the lane. Like the guy, the guy guarding embiid, who was Ken burch, just like hugged embiid and hardened his expecting help there. And they're like, oh no, you just go, like, we'll help off everybody else. We're just not leaving and be it was very jarring and unusual and of Nick nursing thing to do. I don't know who I'm picking in this series, but here's my gut pick right off the bat. I think I'm gonna go Philly in 7..
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"Now, the low post. Welcome to the low post podcast. It's Friday morning. The play in his ending tonight with two really exciting games and the NPA playoffs begin on Saturday tomorrow with four games and it is time for what used to be our 8 by 8 annual tradition where coach David Thorpe of true hoop and I give 8 minute previews of a playoff series. Now because of the play and really the only downside of the plan, I don't think Adam silver took into account the impact of the play in on the 8 by 8 gimmick, which now has to be a 6 by 6 gimmick and maybe nod to a couple other series, but we're gonna go rapid fire every playoff series all the angles, all the X's and O's, coach star, how are you? Are you ready to go? Are you ready for the playoffs? I'm as ready as I can ever be after preparing for this and a few other things that I have to do. There's a lot to cover, a lot of scholarship to gain, and then as you said before we started, you can throw some of it out once the game starts, but a lot of it we won't, like we know what we're getting and a lot of these series. We just don't know what the consequences will be because these are some great match ups. Yeah. It's going to be fun to talk about. Big picture, we got the bucks who didn't quite tank into the third seed. They kind of just moon walk to their kind of fell gently onto the pillow of the third seed, forcing the Celtics to effectively choose on the last day of the season between two 7 likely Brooklyn four 5 a date with the raptors in Toronto and all that going to Canada entails. We got the sons who loom as the overall favorite. I think to win the championship after a 64 win season, we got a whole lot of other stuff, but coach, as usual, I ranked the 6th series from most interesting to least interesting. I am a dictator, my rankings are based only on my own entertainment value. Nobody else is no other factors. Can you guess which series I'm guessing top your most entertaining list and my most entertaining list in our starting point for this 6 by 6 podcast? Yeah. There was never a doubt it's Philly Toronto. And maybe it would have been filling anybody because to me the story of James Harden Joel embiid the sixers is maybe the most dramatic of anything. But the fact that it's Toronto and in Canada, their best defender won't be playing siakam is playing out of his mind. What's going to happen with Doc Rivers? What's going to happen with Hardin and envied? How good are the raptors without with a rookie playing point center forward shooting guard, small forward? I can't wait for it to start. I think everyone feels the same way. This is the one. This is the one. And everyone is saying everyone in their mother, not just everyone. Everyone in their mother and their uncle is saying that this is a nightmare matchup for the heavyweight star laden Philadelphia 76ers who indeed lost two games to the raptors once they acquired James Harden, James Harden had 30 points combined in those two games and I think 9 of 24 shooting or something very bad. They kept him off the foul line and we know conceptually why this is a nightmare matchup for Philly, right? Hardin has not looked like harden in quite a while now for any number of consistent games and the raptors are gonna throw all of these freaking 6 8 long fast dudes at him and he couldn't get by those guys one on one when they played. They're going to play the hardened embiid pick and roll in very interesting ways. I think they're gonna just shut off and beat in that action. They're not gonna let harden hit him with pocket passes. They're gonna say you're gonna beat us with a drive or your shooters are gonna beat us with threes. We're not letting you slip those pocket passes to embiid, which are layups for him. And of course, they're going to double and triple and quadruple and throw the whole kitchen sink and refrigerator at embiid in the post and force him to give up the ball and they're a great defensive team in their own rate. We can talk about rebounding and turnovers and how Toronto dominates the possession game night after night. But let me zoom out, coach. Yeah. Well, first of all, let's start. Do you agree with all of that that this is on paper for all those reasons and more that you can elaborate on a bad matchup for the sixers? Well, I would even go a little further. It's not a great matchup for anyone. Toronto's just the way they play the second half of the season. To your point about the long defenders, here's the things Zack, when they don't give you the long defender, they give you one of the best under 6 three defenders in the world and Fred van vliet. So it's not like you can take a play off now that you know van vliet on you and feel like, okay, we can score no matter what. Nick nurse is truly innovative and empowered. I think that's a really important point. There are coaches who I believe would do more if they felt like, well if it doesn't work out, I'm not going to get fired. Well, Nick nurse is not worried about where his next paycheck coming from. I don't know where we'll be Toronto. Everyone wants them all the time. He's good enough to go in any job that's open and someone have to use a draft pick or two to get them. So he is empowered. I was going to say, I would love to be, I would love to be messiah Yuri and get the call from the Lakers. Hey, we want Nick nurse is coach. All right, so how many unprotected picks do you have? Well, that's not enough. How about AD? How about could we get AD from you? Like, okay. So imagine being Nick nurse, there's nothing you can't try and not that the 6 year old have good players, of course they do, and they've got some shooters, but you can really try to be innovative to bother Joel embiid. You can try different things. You can adjust on the flight of no worries about what did the press going to say..
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"On December 10th, 1921. Her father, Jim Thorpe, was a world famous Olympic athlete and a member of the sac and Fox tribe. Her mother, iva Miller, was Cherokee. At birth, grace was also given a native name inspired by her great grandmother. No, no qua. Which means the power of the wind before a storm. Two years after grace's birth, her parents divorced. Jim moved to California to pursue film while I have a worked multiple jobs to support grace and her three siblings. When the U.S. entered World War II, grace joined the women's army auxiliary corps and rose through to the rank of Corporal. She was sent to the Philippines, Japan, and New Guinea as a recruiter. While she was stationed in New Guinea, she met lieutenant Fred W Seeley in 1945, grace was honorably discharged and a year later, she and Fred were married. They welcomed two children, dagmar, and Paul. But by 1950, grace and Fred had separated. Grace returned to the United States with her two children and settled in pearl river, New York. She worked multiple jobs to support them just like her own mother had for her and her siblings. In the mid 1960s, tragedy struck. Her teenage son died in a car crash. Grieving and seeking change, grace relocated to Arizona, where she was able to connect with her native roots. In 1969 and 1970, grace joined the 19 monthlong occupation of Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay. The group, known as the Indians of all tribes, was leading what grace later called the most important event in the Indian movement to date. Under the treaty of fort Laramie between the U.S. and the Lakota tribe all retired abandoned or out of use federal land was to be returned to the tribes who originally lived there. Since Alcatraz penitentiary closed in 1963, the activists claimed it should be returned to Native Americans. Grace wrote press releases and acted as negotiator between activists and the federal government. The occupation garnered national media attention. And celebrities like Jane Fonda and Marlon Brando spoke up in support of the native activists. In the end, the protesters were forcibly removed from Alcatraz and sovereignty of the island was not restored to native tribes. However, the occupation represented a watershed moment for indigenous activism. Grace's advocacy didn't stop there. Grace served as the economic development conference coordinator for the National Congress of American Indians in 1968 and 1969. In this role, she pushed for factories to relocate to native land to create more economic opportunities for native workers. In 1971, she cofounded the national Indian women's action corps. When explaining the mission of the group, grace said, we Indian women decided to start beating the drum for ourselves. We want all Indian women who want to be active to join us in finding solutions to our problems. In 1992, grace's activism turned to an issue close to home. The sac and Fox tribe had accepted a $100,000 federal grant to study the temporary storage of radioactive waste on tribal land. The tribe and 16 others accepted the grant. Believing the money would alleviate high unemployment rates. Grace worried about how the nuclear waste would affect the tribes. She researched the hazards and set up to convince her tribe to withdraw from the study. In 1993, grace helped found and served as president of the national environmental coalition of Native Americans. She traveled around the country educating tribes about the dangers of nuclear waste. Grace successfully convinced the sac and Fox tribe to withdraw from the nuclear waste program. 11 other tribes soon followed. Grace continued her activism until she passed away from heart disease in 2008. She was 86 years old. All month, we're highlighting eco warriors. For more information, find us on Facebook and Instagram at romantica, podcast. Thank you to co creators Ginny and Liz Kaplan for having me host this week. Talk to you tomorrow..
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"All of us were going crazy when the nets were starting Deandre Jordan over him and Kenny Atkinson got fired in part because he dared start Jared Allen who was way better than Deandre Jordan over Deandre Jordan and then everyone else on the nets finally caught up. I was like, oh, can we just, can we just not have this guy on our team? Anyway, but I didn't have him on my list. Garland is on my list. And statistically, the improvement isn't like blow you away, although it's there, particularly as a passer. But this is a you know it when you see it case. This guy with his co offensive orchestrator injured with the guy they traded for and Keras levert to play that same kind of role injured for a lot of this time in Cleveland. This guy assumed number one ball handler roll and look the part. Look, the part is a passer, looked apart as a patient, probing, pick and roll guy, look the part as a leader who understands how to get his teammates involved and galvanizes them and makes them want to play harder. Just looks the part. He's had a little bit of a shooting slump recently here and there, but he's still makes big baskets when they need it. And it's just you know when you see a Darius Garland has arrived, he's kept their offensive float despite all these injuries that you've mentioned. Despite them having to play super big lineups that, you know, are working, but one of the reasons they're working is he's able to create everything off the dribble for them. I mean, Evan mobley in their starting 5 is probably the second best off the dribble threat they have and he's a power forward slash center. I just think he's a no brainer. Yeah, he is. He finished second on my list, actually, behind John again. To me, at Jeremy wasn't on your list, but I had Alan Garland and morant and in that order marante in one Garland too. It's so hard to do to make that jump into being, well, you made the point of his statistics being not huge compared to last year, not a huge difference. But his team is much better. So he's not doing that as the team is sinking. No, they're competing. They're trying to not make the play in. Until now, they've never been the threat to be the playing game, but as Toronto comes on, maybe they end up being a playing game. For Darius to do that in that environment, it's just that much harder. And he's a guy that he won't make the jollibee. I don't think he's ever going to be defensively, which I can be. He's not quite the athlete guys and explosive this. But he is sublime in his reading of the game and his craft and his patience. I think he can anchor terrific teams for years to come. That means I have three guys that in my top ten so we overlapped on 7 of ten. Let's go rapid fire through these three guys. You can start wherever you want. The three I had that you didn't have are Robert Williams the third, Tyler hero, and Anthony simons. Yeah, did I not mention Simon's on my automation? He was on my first top ten list. I had like 5 pages here. So was Robert Williams. I don't remember why I left Robert off other than he was really good last year. And I think he's just playing more, but I think about him all the time actually because the way Boston is playing defense is so much predicated on Marcus smart, who is my pick for defensive player of the year. I don't know how to vote. And Robert Wayne. Oh. Yeah. I think Marcus smart deserves defensive player of the year because they are just crushing everyone on defense. And I don't think Robert Williams and get that award. And so I would give it to Marcus smart, but I use Robert Williams as an example to young pros that I talked to about how to be a competitive defensive player, has a shop locker, he's got so much energy. So yeah. And Tyler hero, I mean, he was on my first top ten, and then I just put him around on a mention because I wasn't sure he's getting more minutes and more opportunity and the injuries have allowed him to do it, but you can't argue with what he's doing. You're not wrong with your picks, that's for sure. Time lord to me playing more is a big part of his case because the knock on him was that he just didn't play enough. And part of that was health. Part of that was part of that was also fouls. Just doing stuff that drives coaches crazy, like biting on too many pump fakes and chasing blocks when he just should maintain rebounding position. And that stuff gets coaches to take you out of games and deflate your minutes totals. This year he's playing 30 minutes a game. I think there was some crazy stat that he had only played 30 minutes a game like once or twice in his entire NBA career in any game before this season he's averaging 30 minutes a game. And I've talked a lot about the defensive scheme and how they're using him and how it's sort of built around keeping him in the corners or guarding wings instead of centers and blah blah, but he can switch. And these shot blocks at the rim. I mean, he's just he's just like vaporizing these like they don't even there are sometimes where he's so quick off the ground that he blocks the shot into like the bottom of the backboard. Like usually he block it you pin it like near the square. It's like it barely reaches the back. He's just smothering these shots. So and he's still a good passer even though his sister a little down because Boston just has so many guys who are kind of sharing that load with Horford back. So he was on my list. Hero, as someone who knows you Donna's has little quite well, what was your take on the heat brouhaha? It was a brouhaha. The other night against Golden State when I've never seen spo that angry before in a game and I love that I mean, I don't really know what happened. I don't know quite what's driving this angst within the team I have inklings here and there, but it was interesting that all the players were like even PJ Tucker was kind of shoe and Jimmy away and UD was UD was ready to go. UD was ready to fight for his coach. Yeah, I could spend an hour talking about that guy who needs to be a head coach soon, in my opinion. I don't really like the guys making the jump. I respect my profession. But he's been coaching for a long time. He's not been a cheerleader, like supposedly Jimmy Butler accused him of being, he's been a coach. And I think he'd be an incredible NBA head coach. But I'll just tell you one story. When he was in France as a rookie coming out of Florida going undrafted, he was training here afterwards and he told me, I asked how it went. He said he loved it. But sometimes there were some racist racist things going on at the clubs. And he said, but I just brought my shiv or my shank. I don't remember which one he said. I didn't know what either one was. I would not have gone out at night if I was worried that I might get attacked. But you're not as just made sure he was prepared. That's kind of who he is. My assistant Ryan penon, who's also going to be, I think, at head NBA coach one day. He's a great cook with the G league. He remembers kicking a guy out of my gym for coming in late one morning. Because it was disrespectful to coach to work..
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"Me another top ten guys. So far we're two for two overlapping. This is one if I have one that's not on your list, it'll probably be this one. I have an affinity for older players that find ways to get better because I'm in the business of play development as you know. And human beings don't stop developing at 22, 23, 24. He was old when they drafted him to Phoenix, cam Johnson. And he's older now. And he is become and I think we saw this coming and I think probably our list last year we both had Mikhail bridges. Well, here comes cam Johnson doing the same kind of thing. He's become a really good two way player who made a big leap in his three point shooting. From 35% to 45%. That is stark. That's a big deal for a guy that already defends. And he's scoring better and his per 40, 16 to 20 in a game 9.6 to 13, whatever. His PR is grown into above average player now. He's a top 50 percentile player in EPM. But to me, the biggest thing is he's become a true three and D guy. And that wasn't the case a year ago. You were wrong coach, he's in my top ten. He was almost one of my last three cuts, but I kept him in, I think just 'cause I'm partial to guys who have to do what they do. I mean, on a great team, you don't necessarily get to show all these little things you've improved upon because your role is going to be pretty limited. And I think he's got more off the dribble, juice than he did last year, a little bit of self creation. Here in this a little bit, like it's not like they're throwing him the ball to run ten pick and rolls a game, but he'll do it every now and then he's catching go game is better and when Booker was out or Paul was out, you could see him start to score more. Like it was not surprising when cam Johnson scored 20 points a game before his recent, I think what is it a quad injury before his recent injury? He was putting up 20 pretty regularly defensively. He's better, three point shooting, even his rookie year. He was 39% which is really good. 45%, that may prove a career outlier, but he's a straight up sniper now that teams are terrified of. So between that and the off the dribble stuff and doing it in the context of a team where the expectations from the coach and Chris Paul and Devin Booker and everybody involved are more or less perfection on a possession to possession basis, I had them in my top ten. I don't think he'll make my top three ballot 'cause I just don't it's just not that dramatic, but I think it's the kind of improvement if you don't watch the sun's a lot you might not even see it, but it's there. Yeah, I'm with you and I just love that he's not a young guy and he's still getting better. Again, it's near and dear to my heart. My next guy, from here on in, if any of these guys are in your top three, I don't think you're wrong. They're not in my top three. My guess is we're going to have similar top three guys, but it's super close, at least with all but maybe the very top guy. But I've heard people talking about this guy's a top 5 guy. I've got miles bridges. And he's become this elite offensive player. I want to point out that until this last win streak that one maybe four and 5, lamella ball, the hornets were actually better when he was sitting on the bench. And he's now a plus one and beyond off numbers like on basketball reference. With bridges, he's plus almost 9. Like they are, there are still right there to make the playoffs and of course there'll be a playing game. And I think he's become just that guy where he's a solid defender. He's become an elite offensive player. And I don't know that if he had just stayed where he was last year, he's in the NBA a long time. But now he's looking at some serious money because he's that much better as a player. He's going 22 a game or 20 a game from 13 last year. That's a big deal. So I mentioned before that I had a long list and then a 13 person list in between that let's get deep in the weeds. I went from like 50 to 18 to 13. So there was an 18 person list of like finalists and I cut 5 of those to get to 13. Miles bridges was in that 5 and the reason I cut him, everything everything you said is totally true. He's average 20 points a game. Like 20 points game's not easy in the NBA on a team that's winning half its games. The only reason I cut him was the 32% shooting from three after looking last season, like he had maybe established himself as a good three point shooter. And look, I understand year to year three point shooting can be fluky, right? We don't really know his true level of three point shooting yet. It's probably between this season and last season. But the reason I cut it is you can see defenses treating him like a non threat now. And I think that that has ill effects for their half court offense. You can see them ignoring him just inviting him to shoot. And it hasn't shown up in the plus minus, like you said, but I think he's had a fine season. Like I said, he was one of my 18 finalists because only I would have 18 finalists for this one. I just I'm splitting hairs and I had to cut him just for the shooting piece of it, but he's a really good all around player and he is going to get paid and they are going to pay him after not coming to an agreement before the season. Yeah, one thing and maybe it's just the coaching me, but you know you show me a player who's not shooting well or as way has in the past. And yet his offensive numbers are transcending where they were before. That's a guy that's figured some stuff out. And I don't know there's many players as terrifying if you are trying to defend them in cutting to the rim, whether it's transition or more in the half as him. He is just a scary dude. You're risking losing an arm. And that's great. Listen, we do this all the time as coaches, players, if you can't make a shot, if they're a great shooters that are cold, keep shooting. If your miles bridges keep cutting, keep slashing, get on the offensive glass because nobody can mess with you when you do that. And he's figured that out. I give him credit for that. Four assists again to your point about his all around ability. And it's the off the dribble scoring that has really kind of offset the.
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"thorpe" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"Playing so similarly to the way Ben has played and is not reticent to shoot the ball in attack. So could you also say why would the sixers have done that since we got James Harden or are you worried about how James Harden has looked there so far? I love that question. I love your opinion, but I would rather have going forward dark white and zante Murray than James Harden. Wow. Yeah. Both guys. Knowing how good tyrese max he's doing because you can always move him or one of those other guys. I'm a huge maxi guy, as you'll soon find out. But I think those two guys, which are well and that staff, and that crew around him, I think would have been better than what they're getting from James. Going forward is one thing. Yeah. Do you think they have a better chance to win the 2022 NBA championship with those two guys instead of James? I think it's probably closer than most people would guess and I probably would lean to yes and then no question going forward. It's a better deal, which is why to me. And maybe this person wouldn't want to do it. I have no idea if any of those things. But yeah, I don't know that I buy into Zach, the lack of trust people have in James Harden. Because of some things happened in the past. For this year, he's never played with Joel embiid. Anyone close to Joel embiid before. But I'm a little suspect, like, you know, he's got to, you've got that east is a beast. And he's used to it from the west, and we know what happened in the west in years past. So I think he's got a lot of pressure right now. If I'm filming, I'd rather have those two guys and a growing tyrese. That's fascinating. This is the second time you've just blown my mind on what was supposed to be an anodyne most improved flare podcast. Look, they got off to just a roaring start with Hardin and embiid. 5 O schedule was so, so, but they were just destroying everybody. And since then, you know, James is set out. I think a couple of games with the hamstring stuff for maintenance or whatever the whatever the right terminology is in this day and age. And hasn't looked like, you know, it's back to that why isn't you finishing better at the rim? Worse where's the pop? And I said it at the time of the trade. There is no person in the NBA. Coach GM team governor player equipment manager, trainer, mascot, halftime performer, under more pressure in the NBA playoffs than James Harden. And if he plays like he has played in the last, let's say 6 games. I think the sixers are a team that the top teams in the east don't fear very much. If he plays like he did in the first 5 games or Ed his peak, then they're a force to be reckoned with because I think they have enough around him to make it. I mean, the whole point of the deal doing that deal versus the spurs deal that you mentioned was, yeah, coach Thorpe in three years. Yeah, we might be better off with the deal you're mentioning. We're making this deal for today. And if this deal doesn't turn out to be better for today, then it's going to go to end up being potentially an organizational disaster. I still think it is better for today, but I like your opinion and it's going to make me rethink it. As for dejante, I use it in my top ten, no brainer. You mentioned Gabe Vincent. He's kind of, they're almost opposite candidates for this award and I never know what to do with the Gabe Vincent in the max truces and the guys who go from like no track record to rotation player tracker. Couldn't gave Vincent falling out of the rotation recently kind of hurt his case for me through no fault of his own. They just got a little depot back there deeper. Right. So I tend to view those guys almost as rookies and cross them off as I go. And deja is the opposite and that like, in a bigger role, he sustained his production. He sustained, he shot a little better from three and a little better from two. There are good offensive team when he's on the floor and as you know, some guys when you say, here are the keys. Here's the, here's the whole offense. You're carrying everything. They're efficiency kind of quakes a little bit. They can't maintain what they've done. He did. I agree his defense dropped off, but that's the hardest thing to do in the NBA is to be the number one option on an offense, and I think he acquitted himself pretty well. So I have him, unless you have other thoughts on any of that, give me your next finalist. I'm sure it's on everyone's list. Some guys don't do their numbers aren't huge if you look at per 40 per 36 whatever. But you can't also just ignore raw stats. They just got more minutes. And I remember Zach Randolph, when he won his award, his most improved. He said, I didn't get any better. They just finally played me. So I always think about stuff like that. So I got Jordan Poole. In there, I'm certain you do too. There was a period of time where we weren't sure he gonna make it. Fair to say as a late first round pick to begin with. And that's a point I want to make to with some other guys that have on the list that are sick in your players. I think my buddy, our buddy John hollinger, doesn't like looking at guys in their second year for this award. And I find fault with that. He and I are, you've argued about it very joyfully because he's one of my favorite people ever. Not everyone gets better after their first year. This is hard. It's a hard league..
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"thorpe" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"And now, the low post. Welcome to the low post podcast on a beautiful Friday morning back on the east coast after a week with the run and gun in trash talking in your Jersey. We don't even need Ja Morant apparently to win games, of course they do need job rant Memphis Grizzlies, and it's time for one of my favorite annual traditions. We do these awards podcast toward the end of the year. This might be my favorite one because it's just the biggest list. You can go any direction you want. Most improved player with from true hoop, one of the guys I've looked up to in the business for a long time, just a generous spirit, good coach, player development expert, David Thorpe, how are you, sir? I am great, Zach. I hope you're doing well, now that you're back. I'm trying. I'm trying. So our assignment was ten finalists for a most improved player. And that sounds like a lot. I got down to 13 and then on my flight back from Memphis, I closed my laptop and opened up a book because I just couldn't, I couldn't get from, I couldn't whittle down from 13 to ten, but I finally forced myself this morning, of course I started with like two pages of 50 guys. So to get down to ten, was tough. I assume you had the same experience, so many young guys, so many even guys in the middle of their careers. Guys on new teams, they flash new skills they get better, but I'm gonna let you lead and I'm curious just how many of our final ten overlap between our list. So you can go, you can go, I don't know if you ranked them ten to one. I didn't even really rank mine. You can just go in whatever order you want, give me your first of your ten finalists. Please, before I do that, Jack, let me just say that, well, thank you for having me. The only disappointment in doing this is I don't get a chance to listen to it on my walk. It's one of my favorite things to do and listen to your show. When I walk every day, it's a long list, as you say, and I've got some audible mentions and I want to be clear, I had some protocols that had a follow, if you were like you mentioned, there's some guys that have been really good, but have been illegal a little bit. Well, they can't, they can't be most improved from last year. If it's not their career, you're also. That was just one of my rules. And you also had to help your team win games still just because you're playing better if you're not better if they're not there when you're on the court, that's not great. So let me first give you my honorable mentions. Just to say, hey, respect. I see what you're doing. I got Josh Hart, Tyler hero, gave Vincent, Jaron Jackson, junior, Cole Anthony LaMelo Ball, presses that you went to Carter junior, Gary Payton, junior, and my favorite omission because he might, what he's done is extraordinary is Jason Tatum, who has gone from being really good to walking the path of absolutely the best amongst the best. If he was your number one, I wouldn't quibble. I have him just out of my top ten because he already is so good in Olympian and all of that, but I have to mention that I see what he's doing because what he's doing is not easy. To go from great to extraordinary is the hardest jump in the game and I see Jayson Tatum doing it. So that being said, my number ten, I think I got all these. I don't know. My top three are my top three, everything else is a jumbo Jack. I've got number ten, Dijon Murray. Okay. We overlap. He's on my list of ten. Let me just tackle the honorable mentions for a second because that was a lot. That was a lot. You just dumped a lot on me. Number one, you kind of blew my mind with Jayson Tatum because he wasn't even on my long list and because I just felt like he already made that leap from good to superstar and then he had like the slow start to the season is almost remade the same leap. I think his playmaking has gotten a little better. His numbers are about the same as they were from last year. I'm going to have to reconsider my entire ballot now that you've turned me on to Jayson Tatum because he's not even I have in my top ten and you could probably guess who it is when we get there a guy who did that leap. Another guy who made that like from star to straight up superstar leap. So it wasn't Tatum. Josh Hart, you mentioned, was one of my last three heartbreak. First of all, everybody that you mentioned from Cole Anthony to GP two to I don't really remember who else was on my long list. The guys you mentioned that were on my last three, remember I went from 13 to ten. You've got two of them in your honorable mentions. Josh Hart was won. And I just have no reason why he was omitted other than I just, you know, I don't discount the blazers numbers where you score like gangbusters, but that team's not trying to win. His assists like he doubled his assist for the season. It's a painful emission and one doll Carter junior was also one of my three last omissions statistically his jump isn't it's weird because when I watch him play, I'm like, wow, these guys are totally different player and obviously he's made more threes this season than he did. I think his entire career combined, that's a big deal. Statistically, the jump isn't that big. Isn't as big as it sort of looks. And the team is obviously not very good. So that was those were my just to hit your honorable mentions. Two of the three were my painful omissions. I have a feeling my third painful emission is going to be in your top ten. Dejante Murray. I mean, you make the case for dejante Murray. Go ahead. Well, you know, he was a good player. And I use there's lots of metrics, and I probably subscribe to all the same things that most people who love this stuff do. I love Taylor snars stuff at dunks in threes, and I look at escalated plus estimated plus minus. And he was a 85th percentile last season. That's good. Like you're a really good player. And people think maybe you could grow into being an all star. And that's exactly what's happened. He's now in the top 6% on the league. He maintained it, he's not, I don't think he's quite as good defensively. Metrically, but look around him. He put him on a different team and he'd be like, put him on a Cavaliers and he'd be even better with those metrics. And yet, his offense is shot up. He's become such a good offensive player. And you know, he's improved his scoring. He now looks and I'll say this. I'm comfortable saying this. I thought before the season started, Daryl morey and the spurs should have done a deal, send Ben Simmons to the spurs and get back Murray and durk white. I thought that the sixers would be the best team in the league if they had both white and Murray. You can now say, why would this birds have done that? Because ashante is playing so similarly to the way Ben has played and is not reticent to shoot the ball in attack. So could you also say why would the sixers have.
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This week in history: In 1995, Houston acquires Clyde Drexler
"In 1995, the Portland Trail Blazers. Analyze to trade with the Houston Rockets to send Clyde Drexler to Houston, along with Tracy Murray for Otis Thorpe and the rights to Marcela Nicola and a first round pick. He was in the midst of his 12 season in Portland. Drexler ended up winning his first and on Lee N. Ba title with the Rockets. He remained in Houston for the rest of his career. This'll Week in
5 Minutes in Church History
Trouble Church Browne
"On this episode five minutes in Church history, we are talking about Robert Brown he was an English separatist t was born in fifteen fifty and he died in sixteen thirty three. But we've titled This episode Trouble Church Round because that's what he was known as by those who didn't agree with him and those that he tangled with throughout his life. So I'm sure you're intrigued. Let's jump right in he studied at. Cambridge. University and there he fully aligned himself with the puritans he came under a puritan influence. And he sided with the puritans against the Elizabethan forces in the church, of England at that time. Now, the puritans at that moment were attempting to reform the church from within and Robert Brown was part of that movement but by the end of the fifteen seventy. So he began to realize where he decided that that was not the right path to take, and so he gave up on that attempt to reform from within and he decided to separate in fifteen eighty one he is credited as founding what would be the first congregational church. He was the first to officially secede, and we need to realize that he's about thirty years old at this time as he's doing this. Well, he was arrested, but he was very quickly released and within a few months he left for the Netherlands. There in fifteen, eighty, two married he married Alice Allen and together they had nine children she died in sixteen ten. But he married her back in fifteen eighty to fifteen, eighty three. He wrote his book by this title, a treatise of reformation without tearing for any and of the wickedness. which will not reform till the magistrate. Command or compel them. In this book which is really small tract actually he puts forward the notion of the separation of church and state. He believes that the church is not ruled by the monarch by Civil Magistrate, but the church is ultimately ruled over by Christ himself and churches. A Matter Church membership is a matter of private conscience and not a public mandate were law enforced by the magistrate. The Queen was over the civil life and over the magistrate, but the church separate from that, and so this is a very important book in the history of ideas, very important book and political philosophy and in the history of the church. And the first paragraph Robert Trouble Church Brown says it is marvelled an often talked of among many why we should be so reviled and so troubled many and also leave our country we talking there about himself and his fellow dissenters and how they had to leave their country. He continues for Suth say the enemies there is some hidden sing in them more than plainly appear with for they bear evil will to their Queen Elizabeth into their country. They, forsake the Church of God and condemn the same and are condemned of all the also discredit and bring into contempt the preachers of the Gospel in other words these dissenters are something wrong with them. They're against the Queen there against the Church of England, and to that Robert Brown says, we say that they are the men which trouble Israel, these preachers in the Anglican Church. They seek evil to the Prince and not we. And that they forsake in condemn the church and not we. Well, that was Robert. Brown in fifteen, eighty three but in fifteen, eighty five, he decided to go back into the Church of England. So after about five years and after his book which caused many ripples in England he went back into the Anglican Church he wasn't a total conformist however, and he often clashed with the church and its leadership has said that he was arrested thirty two times over the course of his ministry for his views. He did end up in the East Midlands in a small little village Thorpe H. He was there from fifteen ninety one until his death in sixteen, thirty, his followers, the Brown lists you might have heard of them made their way onto the mayflower and cross the Atlantic. Well, that's trouble church. Robert. Brown the English separatists I'm Steve Nicholson. Thanks for listening in five minutes churches.
Seattle - Smoke over Puget Sound up to 6,000 feet thick and 'very unhealthy'
"The air and the puget sound region is still really unhealthy this morning because of the wildfires but it doesn't smell as smoky as it did last week Kyw's I li show Neil explains why the smoke we're breathing in the puget sound area right now it's kind of old. That's according to fair inherent Thorpe with the Washington State Department of Ecology. Fresh you know it's basically like standing next to a campfire and you're getting all those fresh missions right off the trees and then as it sticks around and lingers in the atmosphere. It starts to chemically react it mix with water. So it doesn't smell the same color of this guy has changed his well, it's wider less Orange Herron. Thorpe says, that's in part because of cloud cover and it's also because most of the smoke is close to the surface not far above us in the atmosphere. Eilly show Neil can you w
Top E.U. Court Rules Against Hungary’s N.G.O. Law
"The top court in the European Union has ruled that Hungary broke European law by restricting foreign funding of civil organizations the European Court of justice at the restrictions discriminated against both the NGOs involved arms the donors Nick Thorpe reports from Budapest the course of justice of the European Union ruled that the twenty seventeen Hungarian low on the funding of non governmental organizations from a broad formulated both fundamental rights and the free movement of capital Viktor Orban's Fidesz government argued that it was necessary to make the work of foreign funded NGOs more transparent the NGOs replied that they were far more transparent than government backed associations and that the law was designed to punish those in Hungary who stand up for human
Hungary 'broke EU law with foreign funding rules'
"The top court in the European Union has ruled that Hungary broke European law by restricting foreign funding of civil organizations the European Court of justice at the restrictions discriminated against both the NGOs involved arms the donors Nick Thorpe reports from Budapest the course of justice of the European Union ruled that the twenty seventeen Hungarian low on the funding of non governmental organizations from a broad formulated both fundamental rights and the free movement of capital Viktor Orban's Fidesz government argued that it was necessary to make the work of foreign funded NGOs more transparent the NGOs replied that they were far more transparent than government backed associations and that the law was designed to punish those in Hungary who stand up for human rights
Essential Oil Solutions with doTERRA
Special Update with Dr. Osguthorpe
"Welcome to essential oil solutions with doe Tara. Today we're bringing you a recording from Kirk showers and Dr Russell Oscar Thorpe discussing updates on the current situation and advice on how to keep you and your family healthy. I am Kirk Jars. And I'm pleased to host this March sixteenth episode of Covert Nineteen with Doctor Russell Oscar Thorpe Rush. You've been at the hospital all day. Thank you for taking the time to do this. You must be exhausted. You look pretty good. Thanks my pleasure. Good to be with you. We'll start with the graphic from the World Health Organization. There are now one hundred sixty eight thousand in one thousand nine hundred confirmed cases six thousand six hundred ten deaths one hundred forty eight countries with cases and as a potentially significant turning point. There are now more cases of the virus outside of China. Then within the phrase of the day's flatten the curve. All of these stories seem to rotate around that phrase. Europe is now the global epicenter of the virus. According to the World Health Organization Italians remain essentially under house arrest. Germany is sealing its borders. The Netherlands has ordered all schools bars restaurants and cafes closed similar measures are also enforced in France the Czech Republic Austria prohibiting gatherings of more than five people. The list goes on and on. What are you seeing arrest in Spain? We've had a national lockdown. That's gone into effect. Britain's Health Secretary has recently asked that people over seventy avoid going outside and stay at home and Canada recently closed. Its borders to everyone except Canadian citizens and permanent residents in the United States the CDC has recommended gatherings of fifty people are more be cancelled or postponed and just before we came on the White House is further reduced the number to ten as well as provided many other guidelines for us to follow on Sunday the US Federal Reserve cut interest rates to essentially zero to try to ward off another really bad stock. Day didn't work immediately. Us stocks plunged the Dow tumbles nearly three thousand points. The worst point drop in history businesses are of course affected many retailers including Nike and Rei are temporarily closing their retail stores In the United States following president trump's recommendations operations in bars and restaurants are being limited and hotels resorts are announcing closures. Airlines have slashed their flight schedules and are asking for government assistance now in the United States and there are multiple cruise ships that are stranded looking for port. It's pretty astounding on any one of these week. Focus for a half hour on the applications. And why but I WANNA get to. I think what is the unique benefit of having you with us to help us understand a few things each day? Let's start with China yesterday. It was reported. They had only twenty new cases dramatic downturn from thousands of new infections day so is China largely pass the covert nineteen fears? What can we learn from Chinese China's timeline for the rest of us? There have been a lot of headlines and folks talking about China being through the worst of it. We have seen this dramatic drop in positives out of the province. And who bay and I think that's very positive and is largely due to the measures that the public health sector in China and government have used to flatten the curve. There and so this is evidence that social distancing and flattening the curve actually works do not link and now I'm probably asking for more commentary than facts quickly if we're seeing some reports that China's easing up on all of the things. They did to flatten the curve. Because the curve has been flattened there for the moment in the past. When you've dealt with these like this do we expect to stay down as China? Like OKAY ONES DOWN. Also going to happen again there. That's a great question. I would say that because CORONA VIRUS OR COVA. Nineteen is new. We don't really know what's going to happen next. But you asked me. Because of what's happened in the past with pandemics the most applicable for me would be what happened in two thousand nine with the h one n one pandemic without pandemic. There were measures that were instituted worldwide to try and slow the spread of the virus. Nothing to the scale that like we have done with Kobe. Nineteen but we tried to limit the spread of h one n one and it worked but instead of this nice kind of flat curve that we see idealized in so many graphs in two thousand nine h one n one. Most countries experienced multiple peaks of illness throughout the year. I'm not sure if that's what will happen in China. But if you're asking for my opinion based on the fact that a large well the whole earth's population is susceptible right for the most part to this virus. I would expect there to be multiple outbreaks of the virus throughout the year. And that as we both institute and then relax social distancing or public health measures to slow the spread of the virus. When we relax the virus will kind of flare and we will see secondary outbreaks of the virus even in populations where we've seen a decrease but that's my opinion. I'm not sure if everyone shares it but we've we saw that with two thousand nine h one n one. It's comparing apples and oranges. But it's the best we've got well on that front. Some of the big medical news over the weekend is that infected people without symptoms might be driving the spread of Krahn virus more than we realized. What do we know there well? There are limited reports coming out of virology lab suggesting that people who become infected can shed the virus before they get symptoms of the virus and that becomes problematic. Because if we can spread the virus so shutting and spreading are not the same thing right but if you can spread the virus or infect others if your ability to transmit the virus occurs before you have symptoms of the virus then social distancing is not as effective however we know from China based on what they've done that social distancing is working so I believe that you are most effective at spreading the virus when you are symptomatic and these reports of being able to spread the virus. When you're a symptomatic are real. We need to digest them and understand them but right now I think the lion's share of spreading of the viruses occurring when people are symptomatic small amounts of transmission of the virus will occur potentially before. You're symptomatic matic symptomatic after your symptoms have resolved but for the most part. It's going to be right in the middle. When you have that fever and cough and shortness of breath big question is will the prevalence of the corona virus naturally dissipate once? The weather gets warmer and a side. Question is Kennedy. Even thrive in warm hot weather. I've seen those reports I'm not so certain that warm weather will decrease the spread of the virus. What may decrease the spread of the virus is the fact that many of our institutions like school will close in the summertime and we'll see smaller groups of people coming together all the time instead of groups of classrooms thirty will be at home roughly playing in smaller groups less than ten for example all summer long in two thousand nine. We saw a summertime outbreak of illness and it went against the grain of our normal influenza outbreak that we normally experience every winter in both the southern and northern hemispheres. But I don't know the answer to your question Kirk I would say that. We hope that warmer weather will decrease transmissibility because the viruses enveloped virus and the virus lands on a surface. And it's really hot in the middle of the summer that the virus will immediately die quote unquote and not be able to infect others. But we don't know yet we'll find out as time moves on. The second question is In an earlier episode. You'd mentioned that there's not yet a medical cure for cove in nineteen as a novel drawn virus but Are Their home. Remedies available that can cure or prevent the virus. No Right now. To the best of our understanding there are not any methods of curing Kobe. Nineteen or treating covert nineteen other than social distancing and preventing yourself from getting infected. It is important to remember that most people who get infected even after we've started looking at the outbreaks have occurred in Asia. We are seeing that. Most folks who get infected have mild disease like most coughs colds. There are not real proven remedies to treat corona
Trail Blazers trade Labissiere to Hawks
"This date nineteen ninety-five. Clint Clyde Drexler traded to the trailblazers to the rockets here. You go this way but I. The Blazers finally finally extinguished their nearly eternal flame. The Portland Trailblazers picked Valentine's Day of all days to trade away. The heart of this franchise for the past eleven and a half years. Clyde Drexler is heading home to Houston to be reunited with his former Fi slamma. Jamma teammate. Accumulates you on. The glide was packaged with Tracy. Murray and sent to the rockets gets in exchange for Otis Thorpe a conditional first round pick in
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Cargo Ship With Almost 15,000 Sheep Overturns Near Romania
"Efforts are continuing in Romania to save more than fourteen thousand sheep trapped in the sinking cargo ships in the Black Sea port of media officials say forty sheep have been rescued so far Nick Thorpe reports the thirty nine year old queen hind a cargo ship registered on the Pacific islands of Palau began to list heavily soon after leaving the war just before midday on Sunday morning bound for the Persian Gulf the twenty Syrian crew would taken off almost immediately but in videos shot by local media some of the fourteen thousand sheep on board can be seen struggling to escape as the ship slowly capsizes in the middle of the port efforts by the Rumanian emergency services were abandoned off the dock and would you to resume at first light only forty sheep have been rescued so far animal rights activists accuse companies involved in the export of like sheep to the Middle East of unnecessary cruelty as many animals die on route the calling for an end to the export of live
Drama in the Toy Industry
"Joining me in studio today from 'em funds. Bill Barker, thanks for being here. Thanks for having me. We're gonna talk are vs. We're gonna talk toys because we've got some legitimate drama in the toy industry. We're going to start with Dobie. I feel like almost any business. That's in the cloud business is doing well that's not a knock adobe in their management. But, you know, adobe second quarter revenue was up twenty five percent. Their guidance was a little weaker than I think some analysts were looking for. But that's not stopping the stock. It's up another four percent today. Yeah, it is continuing to do a great job growing compounding year-over-year. It's on a pretty good five year on, I would say the segments digital media was up twenty two percent digital experience thirty four percent publishing twelve percent. So all three of the major parts of the company growing at better or do significantly better than, you know, double digit range. Do you know historically, if nobody is an acquisitive company, it does seem like obviously, you've got behemoths out there like Microsoft and Amazon just a name to who are in the cloud business it, I mean you know, my joke at the top aside they're definitely some smaller players, and I don't know if part of what has fueled adobe for the past few years is. Being strategic with smaller acquisitions and, and just sort of bringing them into the fault. Yeah. It's enlarge part through acquisitions in two thousand eighteen which for those who can't do math was last year. You look confused for. Of the two of us in the room you're better at math than I am. Yes. That's fair. No last year. Yeah. One year difference magenta and Marquette auto. I don't know that I'm even pronouncing Marquette to marquee, to maybe were acquired, and so they've been well, integrated into the platform and are contributing to that twenty five percent annual growth, little harder to grow window at the size that adobe is at something approaching twenty five percent without making some good acquisitions, even in the, you know, given how much businesses moving to the cloud, even so that this that kind of growth needs needs some acquisitions in most cases, do you think that's why the guidance was maybe a little weaker than people were expecting just because there's only so much? You wanna telegraph what you're going to be doing when it comes to acquisitions, well, they have a history of being a pretty conservative with their guidance. So I think that as you can tell from the market's reaction today, basically. People are blowing that off. Nobody believes them. Yeah. That's nice. They're, they're giving some conservative guidance, and we know that given their history. And this is the kind of thing that you only, you know, chief over time is the belief by the market that, oh, these guys are going to do better than they're saying. Let's move onto winnebago. Third quarter reports seemed to be a little bit of a mixed bag, although the profit margins appear to be improving for winnebago. And typically, when we talk about the RV industry, more more often than not you. And I are talking about Thor industries, not. Not winnebago but went Bego seems to be doing a pretty nice job of late. Yeah. Winnebago, which is the name that people know best for arby's and is best known for the motorhomes portion of the business. And so the totals side of the business is larger for the industry than the motorhomes motor home is the, you know, the large vehicle bus, like structure where the housing unit is all part of the, the motor vehicle, and then the Togo's where you hit something onto the back of, of your vehicle and winnebago made a good acquisition. Couple years ago, grand design, which is a fast growing towell and winnebago really didn't have much going on prior to that in the total space. So as that part of the industry has been growing winnebago is now. And. Active participant in, in that growth and actually capturing market share in large part from Thor. So you've got sore, which is the largest RV maker, just made a major acquisition in Europe, which closed last quarter, and then you've got forest river, which is owned by Berkshire Hathaway those two are, are far larger than when a Bego, which has now grown to about ten percent of the market. And then they're few scattered players that are not especially meaningful beyond that. But when Bago also has done, what a lot of in players in the industry are doing which is diversifying into the marine segment. They quired Chris craft, which is probably known to too many as designer beautiful wooden boats that are sort of timeless and elegant, and that's a good thing to do is to have some diversification, because the RV industry are. Into a lot of trouble last year when dealers overstocked early in two thousand eighteen and a year later, they're still working down the overstocking. And so when obey goes numbers on their face are not great. But they are pointing to some brighter days ahead as everybody in the RV space has been doing for a while. The acquisition that Thorne made that you mentioned in Europe. Is is that a diversification play or do they or is there, some RV maker in your like I? In large part because of where I live, when I think of RV's I just think of, you know, RV's here in America. I don't necessarily think of Europe as necessarily big market, but I'm, I'm happy to be proven wrong on that. Well, they're, they're more in the smaller vehicles, and you see in the US there, you know, in many parts of Europe, smaller roads and not quite the car culture that we have, but they are a big camping culture. And so they're more sort of camper sized things. And yeah, there's a decent decent part of, of the market that you can capture there. It is diversification thing for Thor. And it's a good time to diversify given the, you know issues with the inventory for arby's here, but getting back to winnebago, they're pointing to, again, good growth in the TOA bowls from the grand design, and motorhomes. Itself lagged I think there were off sales or about thirty some percent year year which couple years ago that would have been disastrous for winnebago when they had not yet acquired a tow -able in an a marine unit. It's not. I mean for as well known as the winnebago brand is, this is not a big company. I think it's like one in a quarter billion in market cap, so but it's nice to see that. They're both diversifying their revenue stream and because of that starting to improve their financial picture. Yeah. They are unlike sore treating sort of reasonably close to their fifty two week high. I think not you know not not right at the fifty two week high, but they're not not a long ways off Thorpe still basically cut in half from from where it was about eighteen months ago. Quick shadow to sprout social for sporting today's show. What makes people love the brands you love connection.
Von Haessler Doctrine
Top U.S. court spurns Georgia death row inmate's racist juror claim
"WSB unanimous ruling the US supreme court this morning declines to hear an appeal by Georgia death row inmate Keith Tharp, he says ger jurors racist views impacted the decision to sentence him to death for a nineteen ninety murder in Jones County Georgia can now set a new date for Thorpe's lethal injection. Although more appeals are likely the court issued a last-minute. Of execution in September of two
Pompeo Plans to Press Saudi Leaders Over Killing of Jamal Khashoggi
"Into custody a day after Moscow seized former US marine, Paul Whalen on suspicion of spying as Charles Maine's reports is also dismissing rumors of a prisoner exchange at least for now Russian deputy foreign minister Sergei to cough said there was no point in discussing any exchange for ex-marine, Paul Whalen. Arguing authorities had yet to issue. Formal charges Wieland who holds passports from the US Canada. Ireland and the UK was arrested by Russian security agents on December twenty eighth in Moscow for alleged espionage, women's Russian lawyer has previously insisted his client had been charged and openly floated the idea of trading Wayland for Russians in US custody, the competing narratives came as Russia's foreign ministry said a Russian national had also been detained by FBI agents upon arrival to an. Island in the northwest Pacific late last month and was now being held in a Florida prison for NPR news. I'm Charles means in Moscow marchers are in the streets of Budapest, Hungary, protesting the far right government, Victor or Orban the BBC's. Nick THORP reports the rallies were triggered by a new law last month on overtime work. Today's demonstration is a litmus test of the degree of anger in Hungary against the overtime law and of the determination of those willing to come out onto the streets. Heavy snow in the past twenty four hours across the country could reduce numbers threatening nationwide strikes unless there are four main demands of meant the scrapping of the overtime law double digit wage increases, the removal of limitations on the right to strike under far-reaching pension reform. The feeders. Government has already offered an eight percent wage increase this year it by another eight percent next year in an attempt to head off the discontent. The BBC's Nick Thorpe. This is N. NPR? Yellow vest? Protesters are back in the streets of Paris today. And so our French security forces firing tear-gas as some demonstrators, set, motorcycles and barricades on fire. It's the eighth consecutive Saturday of the anti-government marches there.
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Monopoly for Millennials game isn't going over well with actual millennials
"Hasbro is introducing monopoly for millennials with the tagline. Adulting is hard the game makers trying to lure millennials life positive Sean by telling them they deserve a break from the rat race. And you're doing this with Dyson cardboard. All three of them. New monopoly game is sold out. But judging by Twitter reaction, many millennials are annoyed by it play pieces included actual hashtag my actual hashtag included with game. That's great. That's an octave Thorpe. That's not trying too hard at all. I don't think tank is one of the game. I think this is where I'm supposed to stop step up and say something demeaning to millennials the original monopoly is so damned boring. I think they can do to make it appeal to anyone under the age of eighty is a good idea. I wish them well taking my money. How did monopoly ever say? When I
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Boston Area Steelworkers Union, Bernice Corpuz and Bloomberg discussed on WBZ Morning News
"Eight time for a check on business news now with Bloomberg's Andrew O'day on this Tuesday morning and a bit of a hiccup in the future so far. Yes. Indeed. For a while. It looked like we might be kind of paving our own path. But now we're seeing stock futures moving in the direction of what we're seeing in European markets. And that's not the best of news right now. SAP futures down three NASDAQ futures down five Dow futures down sixty two is Wall Street gets back to work after the long Labor Day weekend in a mixed close on Friday. Stocks are putting in a mixed effort overseas, especially in Asian markets amid ever escalating college costs private schools have seen application stagnate or drop, but some are fighting back taking a page from the retail industry Wall Street Journal says schools, including we'll Thorpe university near Atlanta and Robert Morris university in Pittsburgh are now tuition price matching nearby public universities, not letting themselves be outmaneuvered many public colleges all across the country. Now are offering in-state tuition to anyone from anywhere. SOB futures down four NASDAQ futures down nine business reports at eight and thirty eight past the hour. Amanda rotate, Bloomberg business on WBZ NewsRadio ten thirty WBZ. News time seven oh nine. It is back to the negotiating table for national grid and its workers. WBZ's Bernice Corpuz reports the union workers are fighting for a new contract steel and gas union workers gathered outside the annual Labor Day breakfast yesterday to rally support from politicians include. Mayor Marty Walsh Sarah Friday for the benefits that were given to them at minimum long time ago. Let's not forget them. They're out front stand with them. Some of the workers held signs that say end the lockout they've been out of work since June twenty-fifth Steve Finnegan heads the Boston area steelworkers union. What I believe this is about is trying to break union and brothers and sisters that isn't gonna happen. But national grid says the company is not trying to break the union. In a statement. The company says it has increased its union workers by twenty percent since twenty sixteen Bernice Corpuz, WBZ NewsRadio ten thirty. Tropical storm, Gordon has already rolled over the southern part of Florida, and is now gaining speed as it heads up the Gulf towards New Orleans where it's expected to make a second landfall later this evening.
What matters most to the economy?
"I started this business with five hundred dollars, which is nothing I think. And that was just enough to buy thirty jackets to by the appliques to buy the supplies and a one month subscription to a squarespace website. And that was it. You know, I was like working for my parents living room. Literally, my whole business has been started from my parents couch, and it's been a wild wild start. I think the first listed goal I was in was for this platform called remiss glass, let you know Baleno oriented platform, and it was like, whoa, this is reaching a bigger audience at such a short period amount of time. Like I've only been in business for thirty days, and I think that's kind of when I realized maybe people do like the stuff, and maybe this would be something that I should pursue further and kind of say goodbye to all of my design clients.