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A highlight from A Dame Trade Deep Dive With Ben Thompson, Plus Seth Meyers and Million-Dollar Picks
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We did the big chill. It was very, very exciting. I have Kyle Brandt coming on Monday's podcast. I'm just gonna tell you the movie now because it is gonna be the best moment of your weekend if you spent two hours watching this classic. We're doing Toy Soldiers. It really brings everything possible to the table. So if you wanna watch it ahead of time, there it is. That podcast is going up Monday night. If you wanna hear stuff about the debate, we have Tara Paul and Mary's podcast, Somebody's Gotta Win. That reacted to it as well as the press box with Brian Curtis and David Shoemaker. So there you go. Our debate coverage has been on point. Also, higher learning. Van and Rachel had Larry Elder on this weekend. It made a lot of noise, man. That podcast is great. I hope you check that out as well. Hope you're checking out theringer .com. And on this podcast, gonna talk about the dame trade at the top. We're gonna bring in Ben Thompson from the Techery newsletter, which he's been on this podcast I think four weeks ago. And he's a huge Bucks fan. He's gonna give the Bucks fan side of things. We're gonna do million dollar picks. And then old friend Seth Meyers talking about a whole bunch of stuff. So really good podcast. It's all next. First, our friends from Pro Jam. What's up? All right, I'm taping this on Thursday afternoon. Normally when there's a big MBA trade, I always do the emergency trade reaction right after the podcast. But we just put up a podcast on Tuesday. So I decided to play it a little differently this time. I wanted a little distance, I wanted to listen to stuff, read stuff, and try to form some big picture opinions coming out of this. So I have four smaller ones, then one big one. First one, I thought Portland did an incredible job with this trade. I really liked this trade, especially everyone was trying to bully them in June and July about, oh, you got to take Miami's offer. You just got to. It's where he wants to go. It's the only offer you're going to get. And guess what? They waited. They played it perfectly. They stared Miami down, and they got a much better deal. First of all, they get the Drew Holiday piece that they can flip into a bunch out of their stuff, which we'll talk about in one second. I love the DeAndre Ayton gamble. As you know, on this podcast, I am a big DeAndre Ayton guy. Not in the sense of I'm the biggest fan of his in the world, but I'm a fan of the asset. I just think I love the valued assets, no matter what it is. Whatever market we're talking about, DeAndre Ayton, 18 and 10 for his career, 60 % field goals percentage, 25 years old. He's played in 45 playoff games. He played four rounds in the 2021 finals. Last year, he got his ass kicked by Jokic. Oh, sorry. Like, that never happens. And Phoenix just sold on him, which I can't wait to talk about. But just from a Portland standpoint, they not only get Ayton in whatever they get for holiday, they get the 29 first, they get the two swaps, and they dump Nurkic. Nurkic hasn't had a healthy start to finish all the way through the playoffs here since 2018, which I'm positive was a long time ago. He's basically 12 and 8. He's, you know, a 50 % shooter. I made a list of the top 30 centers. I encourage you to do this at home, because what's more fun than making lists of NBA centers? I can't imagine anything. I made a list of who I thought were the best assets of the center position for talent, contract, everything. He was 29th on my list. The only person I had ahead of him who's technically a starter, unless you start talking about the Detroit or Charlotte guys, was Zubats on the Clippers. I thought he was the 29th best center asset in the league. And Phoenix, you know, just quickly to go to them, they're trying to win this year. They got worse. They turned Ayton's money into Nurkic and Grayson Allen and Nasir Little. Grayson Allen, we already know with him, he can't play in playoff series. We saw him 22. We saw it last year. I heard and read in some places like that, I got two rotation players. Did they? Is Nurkic a playoff rotation player? Is Grayson Allen a playoff rotation player? Because I'm positive he's not. So for the same money that they were spending on Ayton, they got three guys that I don't think are going to help them. In 25, the money comes down a little bit to 23 million just for Nurkic and Little, which is 7 million less than Ayton. And then in 26, that money goes up to 25 .5. But I don't understand what Phoenix was doing. Why not wait to see if Ayton clicks with Vogel? Vogel has such a good history with centers. He rejuvenated Dwight Howard on the 2020 Lakers. He basically created Roy Hibbert's career in 2013 with the defense verticality thing. I thought he was going to do a good job with Ayton. I'm stunned that they gave up on him. I'm almost waiting for one of those, now they tell us stories when, you know, that's where Brian Curtis calls them, where like a week after something happens, there's this kind of notebook dump where it's like, here's seven terrible DeAndre Ayton stories. So maybe that'll happen. But for Phoenix just to be like, cool, we locked this down, man. We got Nurkic. You're trying to win the title. You have KD and Booker and Beal. And like, what are you guys doing? Anyway, from Portland's standpoint, I love the Ayton thing. I love that they didn't get bullied. And I know they're going to turn Drew Holliday into something. So this to me was at least an A minus for them, for where they were two months ago, where Dave's like, I want to go to Miami. That's it. And if you don't trade me there, that's kind of fucked up. And they made this work as it got reported that, uh, I think in the athletic, that he expanded his list to Brooklyn and to Milwaukee in the last two weeks. And that's what Portland was waiting on. You know, they were banking on the fact that he's a competitive dude. He's one of the best 75 pairs ever. He wanted a situation settled. So, you know, you wait, you wait, you wait, they expand the list and then you go. Uh, there's a Drew Holliday piece to this. That's awesome. He becomes a contender prize. I wouldn't call this a Drew Holliday sweepstakes. I reserved sweepstakes for the superstars, but it's a mini sweepstakes. This is somebody that could have a huge impact on the playoff race. You know, not only the usual suspects, everybody's talking about Boston, ironically, Miami is a really good fit for him. And in some ways, um, I'm a little more scared of them with Miami than Dame in some ways, especially at a much cheaper contract with giving up less and keeping some of their assets. Philly, if they could pull it off, they have to be in there in Golden State, Minnesota. I think I have to mention Sacramento, I think is a team that if they could figure out how to get Drew without giving up their core, which is basically Keegan Murray and Sabonis and Fox, like that's, you know, could Davion Mitchell be in that trade with some, with a salary and some picks, who knows. The team that I love for Drew Holliday is OKC. I have OKC, you know, I started doing my MBA research for the over -under spot and I haven't landed on a number for them yet, but to me, they feel like a high forties team with Chet and with the growth of their young guys. And if you just like, let's say they traded Lou Dort and a bunch of their picks, maybe two firsts and two of their lesser picks or three firsts and a second, whatever it is. And they just say, fuck it. And they get Drew and you put him with Giddy and SGA and Jalen fucking awesome Williams and Chet Holmgren and all these other dudes they have, that might be a top three team in the West. I mean, that, that's starting to give me some early 2010s OKC vibes. So where he goes is going to be important. I just feel like there was so much Drew Holliday slander the last couple of days. You know, he's one of my favorite players. Even Haralabob, who was the chairman of the board of the Drew Holliday fan club for years and would have the benefit dinners there and, you know, just did a lot of yeoman's work on that front. And even he was like, yeah, yeah, Dame's better than Drew. That trade makes sense for Milwaukee. I was hurt, Haralabob. I was 100 % hurt by that. But you know, Drew got his ass kicked by Jimmy Butler in the playoffs last year. I get it. It happens. Jimmy was unbelievable. I feel like he would have kicked anybody's ass. By the way, why is Drew Holliday guarding Jimmy Butler? That speaks more to some of the issues with Milwaukee. He was never supposed to be a point guard and a creator. I think he was always better as an off -the -ball guy. We saw that with Rondo and New Orleans and just in general. I want to see him with a point guard. I want to see him just being unleashed, not having the ball a lot, just worrying about hitting threes, being an occasional, you know, make -shit -happen guy and being like the third or fourth best guy on a team without having the offensive responsibility to have. All their half court issues got blamed on him for the last couple of years. And I get it. They weren't like an awesome half -court team, even the other one in the finals, but I really value that dude. I had him, even I did the trade value list in August and I had him 37th and I had Dame 23rd. I think he's one of the best 30 players in the league still. He's 33 years old, which, you know, I'm going to talk in a second about when guards hit their mid -30s, but just in general, I think he's a real asset. If he goes to a team like the Celtics and they can keep Derek White and Tatum and Brown in the center, it's like, look out, man. So little mini sweepstakes, rarely do we get the trade, but then we still get another asset to talk about. Thank you for everyone involved in the trade. And then the fourth small point is just that, you know, not rocket science, Milwaukee bought some Giannis time here. They have one of the best 20 players of all time. They were staring down the barrel of a situation that was not good. I was talking about it on this podcast in late June and early July. I thought he was going to put them on the clock. I thought Mark Lasry selling his stake was a really bad sign for all of this because that dude is smart. As I laid out in June, that guy is really smart. And if he's feeling like, you know what, it's time for me to sell my buck stock, that makes me nervous. And then all the stuff that Giannis said and did, which I thought he did really fairly and really smartly. And I think that dude's about titles and that's it. And I know we say that about players, but I think in his case, I don't think he cares about, you know, what's my legacy, how do I compare against Dirk DeWhisky, any of that stuff. I just think he wants more rings. I mean, think about the guys who have won two rings out of the best 35 guys on my list of my pyramid. Those are all guys in my top 35 that won multiple wings. You go to the one -ring side, Jerry West, Oscar, Moses, Dirk, Jokic, Giannis, Pettit, Garnett, Kawhi, Rick Barry. That's the list he's on now. I certainly don't think he's looking at that list going, I got to get away from these guys, but it's a slightly different list. I think when you win multiple rings in multiple situations, it elevates you in a certain way. I think he fundamentally understands that at least a little bit. I want to be the best player since LeBron James. I think that's a thing that he wants. How am I going to do that? I need more rings. I need more finals trips. He knew from last year and maybe even the Boston series that they just weren't good enough. Whether this trade is going to be the thing that propels them, we'll find out, but he's been in the league 10 years, two MVPs, five first teams, two second teams, and now we have this little two -year window. Kawhi and the Raptors was a one -year window. This is a two -year window, I feel like. With Giannis, he's got two years left in his deals. So does Lopez. Middleton has two in a player option. Dame's got two, and then this crazy $120 million player option extension thingy that he has that just keeps going and going. It's probably two years. There's a world where this could go terribly this season, at least for what the expectations are, and then maybe it becomes Kawhi, Raptors. Maybe Giannis is like, you know what? That didn't work. Trade me. And the Bucks, who have no picks left and no future, they look at it next summer, and they go, all right. We tried it. Giannis, what can we get for you? Dame, what can we get? And they just do a reboot, rehaul. Remember, they won in 2021, which just takes so much pressure out of this. It's so much different than the Clippers situation, where they went all in on Kawhi and Paul George. They give up all those picks and SGA, and they've gotten nothing out of it. They haven't even made the finals. So it's got to happen. I think they at least probably have to make the finals. If they get bounced in round two, do I think Giannis is going to stay because they made this Dame -Mower trade? Probably not. So that leads to the big question, is how good of a trade was this? So there's a big picture angle on Dame, and it's going to sound negative, but I really don't want it to sound negative because I think Dame, I voted for him for NBA Top 75. I think he's been one of the best guards in the last 15 years. I think there's a ton of great things you can say, and there's a chance that he goes to Milwaukee, and this thing is fucking awesome. I know any Celtic fan I've talked to, including Isaiah, who's helping produce this podcast today, the Giannis -Dame pick and roll is just terrifying. Other than Jokic and Murray, it's going to be the single most unstoppable offensive play in the league. It is. We are conceding that point. The spot Dame is in right now, big picture -wise, it's weird. He's a superstar, but he's not, and we've seen guys like this before. I judge superstars by, do you have the resume statistically, and is your team succeeding consistently at a certain level? You can't totally say that about Dame. He's never been on a 55 -win team. He's missed the playoffs completely four times in 11 years. He said three first -round exits. He made the Final Four once in 2019, which was really lucky because Golden State and Houston were the two best teams, and then they got smoked. He's never been on a true contender ever. Instinctively, you go, well, that's not his fault. Who's he played with? Well, he played with LaMarcus Aldridge and CJ McCollum and a couple other guys, but not really anybody. The reason I'm putting this up is there's a success element that he has not had yet that for somebody with his resume is actually kind of unusual. I went and I looked up how many guards in the history of the league averaged 22 points a game for their career and played at least 700 games. I thought the list would be like 20. I didn't know. I didn't know what I was walking into. Only I think 75 guys have averaged 22 a game. So I went and I looked up the list, and it was 10 guys, 700 games, 22 a game for their career. There were some guys who came close like David Thompson, who I think is one of the best guards I've seen in the last 45 years, but had a short career and had some drug issues. He didn't make it. He didn't play enough games. Pete Maravich, 24 .2 points a game, but he didn't play enough games. Kyrie hasn't played enough games yet. Bradley Beale is five games away. I'm actually kind of glad the cutoff's at 700 so we don't have to talk about him. And then Mitchell and Trey Young aren't there yet. There's only 10 guys that made it, and the 10 guys are all fucking awesome. And again, I mentioned this in the context of Dame, who we think he is versus the success he's had. So the 10 guys, Michael Jordan, 30 .1, Jerry West, 27 .1, Allen Averson, 26 .7, George Gervin, 26 .2, Oscar Robertson, 25 .7, Kobe, 25 .0, Harden, 24 .7, Curry, 24 .6, Wade, 22, barely made it, and Russ, 22 .4, and then Dame is at 25 again. All right, what does he not have that those other guys have? Well, MJ, don't need to talk about him. Don't need to talk about Jerry West, who's the freaking logo. Allen Averson, pretty good comparison, right? Big stats, really memorable player, but not a ton of success. Here's the difference. Averson made the finals once. He won an MVP. Dame has done neither of those things. George Gervin was the best scoring guard of the 70s. He made two final fours. He had some bad luck. He really, in 79, really should have came close. And some of it's on him, right? He could have come through. Bobby Dandridge is the one that ended up coming through for the Bullets. They lose. But two final fours, he had four top five MVP finishes, five first teams, four second teams. He was just unassailably the best guard in the league until MJ. Oscar Robertson, don't need to go through him, but he won a ring and an MVP. Kobe, five rings and an MVP. Eleven first teams for Kobe, by the way. James Harden, three final fours, an MVP, six top five MVP finishes, six first team MBAs. And even though Harden has never made the finals as the best guy, he made it with OKC as the sixth man, you could build a contender around Harden. We saw it. We haven't really seen it with Dame. I think that's a fair thing to bring up. Curry, four rings, two MVPs, you know, the Curry thing. Dwayne Wade, three rings, two top five MVPs, two first teams, three second teams. He's more in the Dame waters a little bit, but he had the 2006 finals and he was the second best guy with LeBron on those heat teams. And then Westbrook, who you would say, well, Dame had a better career than Westbrook. Did he? Westbrook made the finals in 2012. He was second best guy on that team. Almost made the finals in 2016. He won an MVP. He had two first teams and five second teams. It's at least like a real argument. And I think when you look at Dame, he only had that one 2019 round three, got bounced. He's only had one top five MVP finish. He's only had one first team MBA and four second team MBAs. Really, really good top 75 career. But the piece that's missing is, have you been on a really good team? Have you made a real run at it? Which is why, you know, I think this Milwaukee trade is so much fun. This is his real chance. I get nervous about a couple things with this trade. One is that, you know, if you look at the 33 and older guards who average 22 points a game in a season. Jordan did it twice. Curry did it twice. Still going. Kobe did it three times. Jerry West twice. Sam Jones once. Hal Greer once. That's the entire list. Now the NBA is different. We have more three -pointers now. It's easier to score. Scoring is the easiest it's ever been. Guys can play at a longer age. So I'm not ruling out Dane being good for the next three years. But just pointing out, history is saying, be a little nervous. In general with guards, like Chris Paul, we saw from age 35 to 36 to 37, like it just dropped. But that's two years older than Dane. Maybe it's fine. I just worry about guards. We have not a lot of instances with guards in their mid -30s of them either peaking as players or being able to sustain whatever success they had during their prime. It always starts to go down with really no exceptions, except for Steph Curry. He's the only non -exception. So if your case is Dane's as good as Steph Curry, or Dane can be as potent as Steph Curry on a winning team, like, you know, Steph Curry is better than Dane, but I'm not going to argue that he couldn't do a lot of the stuff that Curry did in Golden State. The bigger issue for me, the age I'm definitely worried about. Dane has not been healthy the last couple of years, and we have not seen him play nine straight months at playoff basketball with a big bullseye on his back. Everybody coming after you, you're the best team. We haven't seen him do that ever, much less than the last couple of seasons. So can he stay up? Can he stay healthy? That's one thing. The defense with Dane just got kind of swept under the rug the last couple days, and I don't really understand it because there's five categories of defensive player I feel like. There's excellent, there's good, there's average, there's not so good, and then there's bad. And I think Dane's a bad defender. I think the stats back it up. Like, his defensive rating last year was 245 out of the guards. He's the 245th guard for defensive rating. You know, 117 .4 individual defensive rating is 483 overall. Portland's team's always defensively, it was the Achilles heel for them. Partly because of Dane, because he couldn't guard anybody. He's too small. And, you know, think about what we saw from the playoffs the last couple years. I think about the 2020 bubble Celtics playoffs, not infrequently, because I think that team had a chance to potentially win a title. What happened? Everyone hunted Kemba Walker. It was hunting season. It's like, where is he? Got to get a switch. Got to get Kemba Walker guarding somebody who's bigger, or got to beat him off the dribble, and it just became a hunt session with him. And basically, he got played out of the league. He's not in the league anymore. You know, we had this with Isaiah Thomas, too, in the mid -2010s. I think it's been an issue with Kyrie Irving. The Celtics certainly went at him in the playoff series with Brooklyn a couple years ago. Curry, you saw, who I think is a better defender than people give him credit for, but the And he's a much better defender than Dame is. Jordan Poole is somebody that got hunted in playoff series recently. Chris Paul, obviously, is a big one. Jalen Brunson, remember what the Heat did to him? Mitchell, when he was on Utah, this was a huge issue. And then Trae Young, obviously. My fear with Dame is he's a DH, and I think in Portland, part of the reasons he was able to put up the stats he did was because he wasn't playing defense, right? It was just, how many points can I score? My team isn't very good, and I'm just going to do my thing. He's an incredible offensive player. But how much of a trade -off is the defense, right? Well, you think, all right, well, Milwaukee, they're really good defensively. They'll be able to protect him. Here's the team. Giannis, Dame, Lopez, Portis, Middleton, Conaton, Beauchamp, Crowder. Who's guarding Trae Young on this team? Who's guarding Jason Tatum? Here's a partial list of guys that I don't think this team will be able to guard this season. Devin Booker, Tatum, Butler, Trae Young, Kyrie, Curry. Who's going to be chasing Curry around the screens? Dame lowered? Good luck. SGA, Luca, Mitchell, Murray, Edwards, Brunson, Ja, Garland, Fox, Halburn. Are they going to be able to cover Derek White? I don't know. The way this team is constructed, they are not going to have the ability to guard other guards at all, which means they're just going to have to be in a shooting match with them, right? It's going to be not much different than what's going to happen with Phoenix, where they're just literally going to have to outscore the other team. I've just watched too much playoff basketball over the last couple years, where it's like, if you have that weak link on defense, and you're playing a team that's smart enough, they're going to go after that weak link. Like, think about them against the Lakers, right? The Lakers figure their crunch time. Let's say they make the finals. It's Milwaukee and the Lakers, and Lakers crunch time. They're going to have LeBron and Davis and Austin Reeves and, I don't know, a shooter and a point guard, whatever. All they're going to be doing is trying to find where Dame is on the court and going after him. What about when they play Boston? Boston puts out White and Brogdon and Tatum and Brown and a center, and all they're going to be doing is trying to make sure Dame is covering somebody who has the ball who's now torturing him. I think it's a real problem for them. And what's funny is they gave up Drew's defense and, you know, they, what they gave up on defense, which is significant, and they gained an offense, it might end up just being a wash and they might just be a different version of the same team where they still have a huge flaw. It's just on the other end of the court. I'm just shocked that nobody brought up the defense. I agree he's an amazing offensive player and what's cool about this trade and what I'm excited about as a basketball fan is, can he go up a level? Right? A lot of these stats he put up, especially the last couple years. They didn't mean anything. They were, he was on bad teams. Like, who cares? Ultimately, Bradley Beal scored 30 points a game on the Wizards. Who cares? I think most really good offensive players, if they're on a bad team, can get between 25 and 30 a night. Can you do it nine months in a row? Can you do it when you're getting hunted on defense all over the place? How much can Milwaukee protect him? And what does he have in the tank at age 33 with 900 plus games on the O 'Dominor already? I'm still afraid of the Bucks, but people have, like, FanDuel had them as best odds in basketball and I think most people feel like they're the favorite now. I don't feel like there's a favorite. I think you can go through every team. Boston, I could, I'm scared of Porzingis. What's going to happen with Jalen Brown out there? He has contracts. Can Peyton Pritchard, all these different things. Philly, God only knows. Miami, they're unquestionably worse. Yeah, Milwaukee is going to be really good, but depending where Holiday lands and how this all plays out, I just think it's still wide open. And the other piece, so if you're just talking Boston, Miami, Tatum kills Milwaukee. I have no idea why. Boston is kind of built to at least stay with Dame and, you know, Derek White is about as good of a person you're going to have to try to keep Dame in check, at least. And Boston's done a really good job of guarding Giannis over the years. They don't have Grant Williams this year, but I just don't think, I think there's as many ways this goes wrong as it goes right, I guess would be my final thought on this because for what they gave up, especially with that 29 unprotected and the two swaps and, you know, they are all in on this team. And you know my theory, when you go all in on a team, you better think you can win. Not positive, but it's an awesome trade. It really is. It makes the league so much more fun. Dame and Giannis together. I'm going to enjoy watching Portland. I still have my eating stock. Watching Phoenix fans slowly realize that Derkiszna isn't the answer is going to be fun and then we'll see where Drew Holliday goes. So really fun trade. We're going to talk about it a little bit more with Die Hard Bucks fan, Ben Thompson in one second. Let's take a break.
A highlight from ByBit Vacates United Kingdom as "Crypto Hub" Dreams Falter
"Welcome back to The Breakdown with me, NLW. It's a daily podcast on macro, Bitcoin and the big picture power shifts remaking our world. What's going on, guys? It is Monday, September 25th, and today we are updating ourselves on the geopolitical landscape of crypto. Before we get into that, however, if you are enjoying The Breakdown, please go subscribe to it, give it a rating, give it a review, or if you want to dive deeper into the conversation, come join us on the Breakers Discord. You can find a link in the show notes or go to bit .ly slash breakdown pod. Hello, friends. Hope you had a great weekend. There are lots of interesting things to catch up on. And today, a slight theme in some of these stories is where different countries are positioning themselves vis -a -vis crypto. Now, the UK has had an interesting relationship with the industry. They were for a time very harsh. The Financial Conduct Authority in the UK has never seemingly been that into the whole space. But then when Rishi Sunak became chancellor of the exchequer, he declared that the UK would be open for crypto business. He wanted to make the UK the most crypto friendly jurisdiction in the world. Well, of course, over the next few months, through a variety of weird ups and downs, Rishi eventually ended up the prime minister. And of course, it might be reasonable then to ask, is the UK getting friendlier for crypto companies? Well, on that front, Bybit have announced that they will suspend service to UK customers next week in response to regulatory changes. The UK's Financial Conduct Authority, or FCA, will begin enforcement of new marketing regulations starting on October 8. The regulations require crypto firms to ensure advertising is clear, fair, and not misleading, as well as presented alongside a risk warning. Advertisements are required to be certified by firms, but this process requires crypto firms to be registered in the UK. So far, UK licenses have been difficult to obtain for non -domestic exchanges. The rules also require a number of technical changes to exchange business operations around new customers. For example, exchanges need to implement a 24 -hour cooling -off period before a new customer is allowed to make transactions. They are also required to put in place client appropriateness testing and client categorization features. These measures could involve limiting the size, for example, of crypto investments based on the customer's net worth. Now, penalties for non -compliance in these new rules are harsh, with unlimited fines and even criminal charges available as punishments. As you might imagine, the crypto industry has been highly critical of these elements, especially those that require technical changes to platforms. In response to those critiques, the FCA said that they would provide a transition period for firms that request it, potentially giving exchanges until January to come into compliance. Last week, however, the regulators said that they are alarmed at the lack of engagement with foreign firms. Only 24 firms have responded to a survey sent to over 150 companies. In response, the FCA wrote, "...this lack of engagement gives us serious concerns about unregistered firms' readiness to comply with the new regime." Now, in their announcement that UK services would be suspended, Bybit claimed their "...primary objective is to operate our business in compliance with all relevant rules and regulations in the UK." Bybit said that they were making "...a choice to embrace the regulation proactively and pause our services in this market." They said that the "...suspension will allow the company to focus its efforts and resources on being able to best meet the regulations outlined by the UK authorities in the future." Practically, this means that from Sunday, Bybit will no longer be accepting new accounts from UK users. Existing users would be barred from making new deposits or increasing existing positions from October 8th. They will have until January to manage and wind down their existing positions. Bybit, as you might imagine, is not currently registered in the UK and is based in Dubai. Importantly, Bybit is not the only firm suspending service to UK customers in light of the new regulations. Last month, PayPal announced that it would temporarily pause crypto services in the country until next year. On top of that, crypto exchange LUNO said that it would be restricting some customer accounts from being able to invest on the platform until further notice. Bybit CEO Ben Zhao had flagged the firm's exit earlier in September warning of how overly broad the regulations are. He said, "...FCA has explicitly contacted all the major players — us, OKEx, Binance, everyone — and asked what our plan is to deal with this new law. And the new law is that if you use English as a language, they will see you as trying to solicit their users, so you cannot claim that you are in reverse solicitation. Everyone is in trouble. So everyone is thinking of plans of how to deal with this new law." George Morris, a partner at Simmons & Simmons, explained that the marketing regulations had been enforced for securities firms for decades but were now being expanded to cover the crypto industry. He said, "...the rules are extremely complicated and they're quite wide -ranging. It's not just UK firms that are subject to these rules. Anyone with a website that can be accessed in the UK is subject to these requirements." So there are a lot of different elements of this. One challenge is, yes, these advertising standards. But the bigger issue is this whole need to evaluate client suitability and potentially restrict investments. Practically, that either means a ton of financial disclosures from customers that they would have to manage and verify, or there's simply some self -attestation checkbox, which might not be that effective. Basically, with a set of marketing regulations, the FCA have figured out how to limit small retail's ability to buy crypto in the country. Now, one thing that is notable is that we haven't heard anything from the really big international exchanges yet in terms of how they're dealing with this. But in any case, it seems like a big detriment for UK crypto. As Leon TK put it, so much for the UK being a crypto hub, failing already. Now, speaking of places where there is more optimism, last week was, of course, the token 2049 conference in Singapore. And that led to a lot of different discussion around how different the Asian environment for crypto felt as compared to the US and European environments. Indeed, while Western jurisdictions seem to be bogged down with regulations that are unclear at best or hostile at worst, the vibes in Asia are reportedly immaculate. Major conferences around Asia during September saw an uptick in attendance, and regulatory regimes across South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan appear to be giving the crypto industry a clear set of workable rules to allow firms to re -establish themselves coming out of crypto winter. The block's Frank Shapiro spoke with some conference attendees and reported on an optimism emerging in the East. One conference attendee said that South Korean retail is flocking back to crypto. They argued that young investors in particular view real estate and equities as massively overvalued and out of reach, so are instead opting to buy cryptocurrency. They said they don't buy houses, but they can buy tokens every week. There is a huge market. Another attendee spoke about the difficulty of accessing the Korean market due to South Korea's notoriously tough corporate climate for international firms. They said the liquidity is insane, but it is siloed and protectionist. You have to speak Korean. On that front, crypto custodian BitGo recently partnered with domestic juggernaut Hana Bank due to the difficulty in accessing the market without a local connection. What's more, one anonymous trading firm said they had been waiting five years to operate as a liquidity provider on domestic exchanges in South Korea. They said when they open up, we can be first in line. It's a great retail market. To get a sense of scale, the largest Korean exchange, Upbit, regularly outperforms Coinbase in terms of spot trading volumes. Then there is of course Hong Kong. Their new regulatory regime is off to a tough start in some ways with fraud investigations into crypto exchange JPX becoming public earlier this month. The most recent update is that there have been 11 suspects brought in for questioning and losses have been estimated at 178 million across 2 ,265 victims. Local police have said that the ringleaders of the operation are still at large and have enlisted the help of Interpol. Some are referring to JPX as the largest financial fraud to ever hit the city. Yet despite the major investigation, there are currently no signs that Hong Kong regulators are seeking to reverse course on unexpectedly open crypto regulations. Indeed, on Monday, the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission said that it would be releasing the full list of current applicants to ensure that users are able to identify false claims from exchanges. The theme appears to be the same across multiple Asian jurisdictions. Basically, that individual incidents of fraud and malpractice haven't tarnished enthusiasm for the industry as a whole. Another conference attendee told Chiparo, This Asia trip blew my mind. The excitement in Korea and Singapore is the polar opposite of what's going on in the U .S. Alex Vannevik of Nansen wrote, Vannek portfolio manager Pranav Kannadi added some color around how local investors are thinking about the space as well. On September 14, Pranav tweeted, Conversations were mostly positive and a key question was, We're in a crypto winter right now, but when should we expect the next bull run? Not a single convo mentioned the merits of the tech or whether the space survives, feeling optimistic. Now, hopping from Asia over to Europe again for a moment. According to a report from Fortune, Coinbase considered acquiring FTX's European business in the wake of FTX's November bankruptcy. Apparently talks never progressed to a late stage, but the preliminary interest highlights how important international expansion is to Coinbase, particularly regarding its derivatives products. Before the bankruptcy, FTX Europe was the only European firm registered to provide perpetual futures trading. And while derivatives trading remains heavily restricted in the U .S., both Coinbase and Gemini have launched offshore trading venues this year to provide derivatives markets to international customers with a keen eye on Asian regions. For Coinbase, the pivot to derivatives could provide a much needed boost to flagging spot volumes. According to Kiko Research, derivatives volumes in Quarter 2 of this year were six times large than spot. Now, the entity that became FTX Europe was originally acquired in late 2021 for 376 million. The firm was already licensed in Cyprus at the time, which allowed it to access European markets. Since the bankruptcy, the entity, along with its valuable license, have attracted interest from Crypto .com and Trek Labs as well. According to documents viewed by Fortune, Coinbase expressed interest immediately after the FTX bankruptcy and again as recently as last month. That said, FTX Europe has also been in the crosshairs of the U .S.-based FTX bankruptcy team for clawbacks. The estate launched a lawsuit against FTX Europe executives claiming that the original acquisition was a horrendous business decision, arguing that FTX effectively paid 376 million for a $2 million operating license, and on top of this, the sale of FTX Europe seems like a difficult task with active litigation surrounding the firm. In July, the U .S.-based FTX estate said, The FTX debtors' professional advisors have concluded that there is no realistic possibility of a sale. However, last Thursday, they said, The FTX debtors are committed to maximizing the value of FTX's assets to drive customer recoveries. As such, the FTX debtors are continuing to evaluate whether there are viable options for the sale of some or all of the assets of the FTX Europe business. Now one small aside on Coinbase. Arkham Intelligence claimed to have mapped Coinbase's bitcoin wallets and according to Arkham, Coinbase holds almost 1 million bitcoin worth around $25 billion at current market prices. This would amount to almost 5 % of the bitcoin in circulation, similar to the amount held in wallets believed to be owned by Satoshi Nakamoto. Arkham's report showed that Coinbase's largest cold wallet holds around 10 ,000 bitcoin, and the firm believes that Coinbase has additional bitcoin holdings which are not yet labeled and could not be identified. According to data published by CoinGecko, Coinbase only owns around $200 million worth of this gigantic bitcoin stash, with the rest attributable to client custody. However, staying on the Europe question and how valuable this Cyprus license actually is, with Europe's MICA regulations coming into force from June of next year, some firms are beginning to warn that a clear lack of guidance could lead to disruption. The MICA rules were intended to provide a comprehensive framework, but there are still numerous grey areas. One of the major problems surrounds stablecoins. There is currently no guidance on how MICA stablecoin regulations will apply to foreign and decentralized issuers. The default scenario seems to be a ban in Europe unless these issuers can obtain the appropriate licensing, with no arrangement to recognize approvals in other jurisdictions. The European Banking Authority has warned that there will be no grace period for coins already on the market. The EBA and its sister agency, the European Securities and Markets Authority, ESMA, are currently taking public consultation on how the MICA regulations should be implemented. Relatedly last week, the head of legal at Binance France said during a public hearing hosted by the EBA, we are heading towards a delisting of all stablecoins in Europe on June 30th. This could have a significant impact on the market in Europe compared to the rest of the world. Now, Binance CEO CZ quickly walked back the comments claiming, it was a question taken out of context. In fact, we have a couple of partners launching Euro and other stablecoins in fully compliant manners of course. A blog post from Binance explained further, stating that they would be required to delist stablecoins that fail to gain registration in Europe and that no licenses have been granted to stablecoin issuers currently. Binance wrote, While we are confident that there will be constructive solutions in place before the mid -2024 deadline, if left as is, this could have an impact on the European crypto market and the competitiveness of European crypto exchanges in the global market. Now the requirement that stablecoin issuers are EU -based could cause further problems for decentralized organizations. Thomas Vogel, a partner at law firm Latham & Watkins said, So, this is sort of the challenge with MICA. As comprehensive as the regulations are written, how they get implemented is still fairly up in the air. There was commentary around the time that MICA was being voted upon that it could either be a big step in giving the crypto industry a clear set of rules to function, or work as a de facto crypto ban depending on how it was implemented and whether enough licenses were granted. Now, with a little over nine months until MICA comes into force, there is still time to ensure that rules are workable for existing firms, but it appears that there is a lot of work left to do in that regard. Anyways, it's definitely a story to keep an eye on, as something that was seen as largely positive could become quite bad quite quickly. However, friends, that is where we're going to wrap for today. Lots going on in this fascinating world of crypto. Wherever you are enjoying it from, I appreciate you listening. And until next time, be safe and take care of each other.
Find This Article: 'Ukrainian Efforts to Sabotage Trump Backfire'
"This is one of the most important articles I still have it buried in my truck If you watch on a Fox nation you saw me dig into it like it's all shredded up So an article from Politico In case you think I'm making any of this up about Biden's ties to Ukraine to his through his son how they were using it as a big piggy bank as other lobbyists were in Ukraine That's why Biden wanted to be the point man The Biden administration on Ukraine that's why they impeach Trump because Trump was on the phone with Ukraine asking about what was going on in Ukraine That's why they invented the Russia hoax to keep Trump from looking into Ukraine and anything else This is one of the most important articles you ever read It's from January of 2017 by Ken Vogel a Politico Go to the Cerro go to a search engine put this in today if they haven't taken it down yet Ukrainian efforts to sabotage Trump backfire Ladies and gentlemen it's right there Describing Ukraine Their role in trying to take out Donald Trump ki Ukrainian figures to make sure nobody ever uncovered what Biden and the international registers were over there taking advantage of the turmoil to line their own pockets There it is Right there if you're watching on Fox nation go put in a search engine Ukrainian efforts to sabotage Trump backfire
"vogel" Discussed on Bob Ryan & Jeff Goodman NBA Podcast
"Do you trust his mental makeup? Or do you think he'll be more motivated and go off against the Celtics? The latter, yeah. Absolutely. Bob, go ahead. I'm worried. I'm worried. No, he's going to be he's going to be a real threat. Forget just analyze him as a ballplayer and forget about the personality. There are people who categorically say that he is the greatest finisher at his size in the history of the game. Period that he goes to the basket. What say you? What say you, bob? I never seen anybody better at that size. I was saying the same thing about the Isiah Thomas at his size. He remains the most amazing thing at his size that I've ever seen getting to that. But when kairi's going to the basket, it is a breathtaking event. He's amazing. His ambidexterity is his body control this inventiveness, everything is just handle. His handle is there. He used the fastest, he is the fastest, quickest slipperiest. He goes into a crowd and he comes out, I'm like, how did that happen? I'm sorry. There we go. There's another one for me, but it's a little bit different here, but I don't want to discount him. He's right up in that category and they're about the same size. So here's my thing, Jeff. Answer your question. It's somewhere in the middle. I don't think Kyrie has to be where bob says he's going to be, though, if I had to choose, I agree with bob. I think he has to be good enough because if you look at Kevin Durant and I thought Durant in the last playoffs, you know, when I mean, Kyrie was out, Hardin was not himself. It was just all Katie. I thought Katie's performance was exemplary. I thought it was balls. So you bring that in the 70% Kyrie? I think it's good enough to win in Boston. It could be. It could be. Because I don't want to take anything away from the Celtics. But Robert Williams, they're not going to have Robert Williams. Right. And I don't think enough people are talking about that. I feel like you're taking away arguably their most important defensive player. And in a game where they're going to need them, like in a series, they're going to need them, right? We're talking about Kyrie. And his ability to get to basket and finish through contact around contact, whatever. But you're talking about Kevin Durant and his ability to his first step and get there and his length and athleticism and ability obviously, we know he could shoot it from three, but beyond that, he could put it in the floor. And if you don't have, if you have Al Horford and Daniel tice down there, let's face it. That's a little bit different. But then I'm being smart ass here. You know, you know how I.
"vogel" Discussed on Bob Ryan & Jeff Goodman NBA Podcast
"That's what I'm saying. The difference is right now, if you went one to 8, the clippers at least they're 42 and 40 in the east, Cleveland is 44 and 38. You would not have a single team under 500. If you did it the way we want it done. So I think we're in agreement. It's here. It's here. And we're very much curious to see number one if Cleveland can pull off the upset. I will wrap this up by making a philosophical statement and maybe you're getting very deep. It's just part of our sports society that we just keep on adding on adding on adding on adding on adding on because we have technology because we can. At some point in time, we're going to have to say, you know what, we don't need more replay. We don't need more games. We don't need more progress. Coaches. Gary, I'm worried because coaches, if they, if they have their say, they would expand the NCAA tournament from now 68 to a 128. They would. Yeah, because but see, Jeff, they have the tech, they have the media is there. I mean, look, we're on TV for God's sakes. I mean, everybody wants content. I mean, seriously though, the three of us are on watering their channel. Everybody wants content. So if they go to a 120 teams, somebody will buy it. Of course, of course, somebody will buy it. But it just gets watered down. And it just gets that some point. It gets watered down. And you'll say, why do I want to watch, I mean, honestly, why the hell do I want to watch this playing game with the San Antonio spurs? Why? Why? Give me one reason. Give me one reason why I want to watch the spurs New Orleans..
"vogel" Discussed on NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane
"I was basically my pick on him being back. If he's not, that could be enough to swing it because he's been so big for them off the bench hitting those deep shots. Yeah, there could be some factors here as we get closer to game time in terms of who's playing who's not, that sort of thing. From the clipper side, and then again, Paul George, being back, I think that's ultimately what pushes me to this. Because I think Paul George can play towns even, not in the same way, but just in terms of production. I think those two could have their own duel, and then from there, I know lean the clippers to get it done over the rest of the wolves supporting cast. But again, both teams are Gritty, both teams are top both teams have found ways to win games. They do the dirty work. The Patrick Beverly against the clippers narrative is fun and I'm excited to see this one regardless of who is left standing when the dust settles. I think this is going to be a really fun game to see play out. Absolutely. We will break again momentarily the Lakers have now announced that they parted ways with Frank Vogel, that's how they termed it in their pressure. And we'll zip through this next one because I know you've now got work. Yes, I do. On the other side of your job here can't just be about hanging out with me all day. But so the second Western Conference playing game is the San Antonio spurs, number ten seat at the number 9 New Orleans pelicans, 9 30 p.m. on Wednesday, the 13th on the ESPN. As long as the pelicans have, their main guys, no not Zion, probably not Zion. I think the pelicans are enough better than the spurs. I don't love the idea of picking against pop in a one game, even a pseudo one game. Well, this is one game because on this one. I don't like picking against pop there, but I just think the pelicans have too much talent. I think they'll score too much for the spurs to keep pace. I think that's the challenge. Yeah, I'm an agreement there. I'm also going pelicans in this one. I love dejante Murray. I think that he's going to create some problems, but ultimately I think the pelicans should get going to get the job done. CJ McCollum has been fantastic for them. And then you look at just the firepower, they've got between McCollum, Brandon Ingram, and then valentinus in the middle there. That gives you that size. So I think the pelicans do get it done. They are a 5 point favorite as of right now, and I don't see an upset brewing in this one. Nope. All right, we'll come back to you guys with our picks for the final after. I tend to think I'm going just big picture. Nets and hawks are my thaw in the east. Nets is the 7 hawks as the 8. And in the west, I am going Timberwolves clippers as 7, 8. So basically stays as a I just think the hawks will jump the caps..
"vogel" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"Matt and I will get to those in just a bit. What did you think about Mac mcclung tonight? While he was brought up, got submitted here for the Lakers, Frank Vogel said in the pregame that he was going to get an opportunity to play tonight, winds up playing 22 minutes, two for 5 shooting 6 points, 5 fouls, one block one steel, three boards. What are your thoughts on his performance, the G league rookie of the year? Kids got bounced. He does say that. Not even the dunk, but on some of those ballots on some of those foul calls, he was getting up there and trying to swap people stuff into the stands. I could appreciate that about him. I mean, I wasn't expecting much. Honestly, I knew he was going to get minutes. He's earned that two way deal, which is congrats to Mac mcclung for that. I definitely can see him being kind of like a hustle energy guy at the end of your bench. There's a guy that's escaping me right now who reminds me exactly of him. But I think he can be that type of player in the NBA. I don't really know if he's ever going to get extended minutes on a good team, but I think there are tools there that I didn't think he'd be able to get to because I think the thing with him is just size. He is a model position defender. He's only going to be able to guard point guards. He's not going to be able to live in switch heavy lineups. So kind of limits his upside and but I mean, I do like the athleticism. I like the effort that he plays, but I think his first play was a steal that he saved out of bounds. When he dove into the sidelines, I think, or was it the baseline? I don't remember, but that to me is a player that can always stick on any team as the end of bench guy who just needs to come in and give you a couple minutes as energy. So good for him. I thought it was a solid debut and I hope he lands with the Lakers in summer league again. I hope we get to see him again. I think his size was an issue that nuggets got some weight switch hunting after him and they scored them a few times, but you could see why people like him too. I mean, he's got that balance. He's got that and he's got that hustle that hard that he goes after it. Tim is a low ball as I see the quote you put in there with the super chat. I appreciate it. That's the Frank Vogel quote that we went over already. We'll talk about that a bit more in a minute. But Mac mcclung. I mean, pretty solid. Pretty solid performance from him..
"vogel" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"I think you and I both agree that he could have been fired at multiple points throughout this year. But I just, I don't know, man, this is just not a good look. And I don't like this being handled the way it was. I mean, I can't really blame woes because he's the reporter and he's reporting on what he's hearing. So if anything, I kind of shifting more of my disappointment toward the organization and whoever it is in the team or the front office because again, that's just poor taste. Yeah, I mean, whatever's getting out there, it needs, that's a conversation that needs to be had with Frank Vogel first. Like you said, this isn't a surprise at all. This is 100% regardless of what happens tonight. It's 100% expected that Frank Vogel was going to be like oh, and the Lakers were going to find a new coach. What would you mention an exhaustive search and all of that? Yeah, that's that is what there's no way Frank Vogel isn't aware of that. He knows that he's not staying, right? It's not, it's not like this is shocking news. But the timing of it just looks really bad. And it winds up being a bad look for a Lakers team that has already had questions about the workings of their front office about how discombobulated discombobulated might be. It rose in a story that came out, saying that he got that kind of sense that things were kind of disorganized. And now you've got this. And this is, look, Frank Vogel, again, I'm not saying he didn't, he shouldn't have been let go. I think that was the clear correct decision. Said many times, I think of Jason Kidd, hadn't taken the Mavs job. He was getting the Lakers job by what December, maybe January, the latest, that would have happened. So I'm not saying this is the wrong decision. No, absolutely not. But the timing of this does not look good or the Lakers. We took you took a positive game, a positive feel good moment and to follow it up by that. It's not a good look and it doesn't suggest good things about the Lakers organization. Now again, how much of this was the information got to load and then maybe you can't stop it and what would you say, well no, I have to beat shop, so I'm putting this out there now. There's a whole game within the game. So I don't even know where exactly the blame needs to be directed here. But the Lakers organization is caught in this and does not look good for the way this went down. Yeah, like the news itself is not a surprise. I think we're all waiting for it to eventually happen. It's just the timing of things is really key here. And I know, I get it. It's a game of games within the reporting business here. It can be a dirty business to be quite honest with you guys. But to see it happen like this is just so unfortunate and I can't even really get like a second to breathe and enjoy a win as a band because now I've got to talk about vocal being fired possibly tomorrow even. It's just not fun. Yeah. Yeah, it's definitely, it's definitely not. Okay, let me get into some of the super chats here. And see what we've got. Let me see what we've got, because I know we've got a lot of them that are coming in here. I've been saving them guys because I wanted Matt and I to be able to talk a little bit here, but I've been saving them..
"vogel" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"So yeah, you know, a lot of different combinations here. And I think it just goes to show you that the Lakers don't really know exactly what they have because just guys haven't been completely healthy and I know people are tired of hearing that as well, but it's just the truth. I don't have numbers in front of me or anything, but I bet if I looked at different lineup combinations, I bet the minutes totals compared to other teams across the league. It's probably a lot lower. That'd be my guess. And we did this a little bit last year, too. But not to this degree, right? The question was, is Mark assault in the starting lineup your best bet? Or is it somebody else? Is it Andre Drummond now, right? Is it his turn in the starting line, right? So we did this a little bit, but not like this. Not like this where you have so many different possible answers. And then you think back to the stability of the championship season. The starting lineup unless there was an injury like Avery Bradley got hurt for a little bit. Oh, bummer. Avery Bradley's hurt. Okay, KCP. Fully capable guy. Can step in, right? It was Danny Green, either KCP or Avery, Bradley, LeBron James, Anthony Davis, JaVale McGee. Those were your starters, and then Frank Vogel got to tinker with things come play off time. We saw marquee Morris for a little bit. We saw Dwight Howard log major minutes against Nikola Jokić. He got to mix and match. But for most of the regular season, that was the starting lineup. We didn't have this discussion. And I think it just speaks to what a mess, the off season was in terms of putting a roster together that here we are, and we still can't pinpoint what the best starting 5 is. I mean, again, like, Tino faults of rob's fault or whoever else you want to blame. I mean, injuries have definitely played a role in that. But I do think that given the circumstances it is a little crazy that we're in the beginning of February now when we're talking and we still don't really have a starting lineup that everyone can competently say, this is what we're going to come out with tonight. And mat thinking about that 2020 teams insane. I guess I'm just reminiscing over good things now because I just don't have a lot to look forward to when it comes to Lakers games, but man, it's crazy. We had Caruso, KCP coming off the bench, Dwight. I guess it just goes to show and I think this is like a good example for fans to realize how important chemistry and continuity are when team building. A lot of Lakers players have echoed this sentiment is that they just haven't had time on the floor together to figure things out and it kind of feels like everyone's just waiting for people to come back and then people come back and then someone else goes out. It's been a theme the past two seasons and it's incredibly frustrating and it's sad that it's still a talking point and it's still applicable to this day. Two steps forward and two steps back. I think the Lakers themselves the front office may have taken it for granted because you think about how quickly that title team came together almost from the get go..
"vogel" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"Down today. We're going to focus quite a bit. But some of the things Frank Vogel said after practice today, some things that raise some eyebrows. We also got an update on LeBron James. It was a little bit different than the news that was out there earlier in the day. So we've got some things to get into today. Joining me. For this show, Matt the optimist Peralta, optimism prime, Matt, how are you doing? I'm doing good, Trevor. It's good to know that the live show curse is no longer applicable. They're on a three game losing streak, even though I've taken a break. So I guess it's safe for me to come back on, right? Absolutely it is. It's been proven. It's not you. It's not you that causing the Lakers to lose. It's something else who knows what that could be. Um, I don't know. Maybe LeBron being out could be a big part of it. But no, fortunately it is not Matt the optimist Peralta. Yes, thank God. I miss talking Lakers basketball with you, Trevor, and our wonderful fans here at Lakers nation. So it's good to be back. All right, let's talk a little bit about LeBron James. So LeBron, obviously still do it with swelling in his knee. Frank Vogel, today after practice, we got a chance to chat with him and he said LeBron is officially doubtful for the game against the Portland Trail Blazers. Most people listening to this on Wednesday. It'll be today's game, we're recording this night before, but in any event, the game against the Portland Trail Blazers, LeBron, according to Frank Vogel, officially listed as doubtful earlier in the day he was reported as being out according to charms rania. Plus out for a few more games after that, Frank Vogel didn't seem to echo that sentiment. He mentioned that LeBron again doubtful for this game, did not work out at the facility, was getting treatment off site, but characterized this again as just swelling and this is a very key word that he used. I think is important, Matt. He said it's preventative that what they're doing right now is to get LeBron back to 100% to make sure it doesn't turn into a bigger injury. To me, that suggests that whatever's going on right now is not all that serious. And there was some concern that maybe there was something else going on in there that maybe the Lakers weren't sharing or they're being secretive about Frank Vogel using the term preventative makes me feel a lot better. Yeah, it makes me feel a lot better too. And I kind of figured that was the case the entire time. Obviously, when Anthony Davis was out, Frank Vogel was writing LeBron James pretty hard, and he did it in a place of extra minutes..
"vogel" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"So you put 5 guards on your final ballots, which more or less. Ernst and young is not going to allow you to do that. I'm not going to ballot. But I reflexively lean towards morant at the beginning because, you know, I feel like there's like a recency bias to it, like how well the grizz is a played and all the spectacular things that morant has done, his dunks that block in Avery Bradley, like he's been everywhere, but then I kind of went back and looked at all of Devin Booker's stuff, looked at the way he started the season, which counts, like November counts as much as January does. Excuse me. And I just leaned towards him. But I have no problem Howard with yeah. Anyway, I just went back to my player comparison finder on stat head dot com which is part of basketball reference of phenomenal service. I encourage you all to subscribe to the stat head part of it because you can do all these fun searches. Just drilling down to genre and Devin Booker. I mean, it is really close. Morant's averaging 24.4 points Booker 23.9. So very little separating them there. Morant higher assists because he's not playing with Chris Paul, right? So morant's averaging 6.8 assists to 4.4 for Booker. Morantz 5.8 rebounds a game to 5.3 for Booker. Marantz shooting better from two from 52% to 46%, which is substantial, but bookers by far the better three point shoot or 40% to 35%. And then they're both getting to the line marante a little bit more 6.2 to 4.9. So like, it starts to become eye of the beholder stuff, just a personal preference thing almost, but I think that if you were just counting categories, Maria, I think maybe beats him in more categories, but it's not by leaps and bounds. And so I think the totality of what morant has done for the grizzlies and where they are and the leap they've made is hard to overlook right now, but Booker's been doing that for the suns for a while. And he gets a little overlooked because we put so much credit on Chris Paul for being that lynchpin who finally put them over the top, much of the way that we're talking about Derozan instead of Levine sometimes with the bulls. Look, if morant gets the start, you won't hear me complain at all. Like I said, it was a complete coin flip in a way at the end of that battle. All right, how we get your ballot in. Don't get marked for short angry. You don't have them sending you emails. He knows. He knows I'm last. He knows I'm gonna be pushing it right up to the last minute. That's my hour back. That's what it is. But we will also do the all star reserves in a couple of weeks when it comes time for those to be announced, but for now, those are our choices. How are good stuff, man? We'll do it again next week. Always pleasure my friend..
"vogel" Discussed on Success, Motivation & Inspiration
"And I couldn't stand up. I still had to crawl, and then I passed out on the kitchen floor after reaching up for the bread loaf that I could to start paneling something to digest and kind of consume all of the pills that I had taken. And I was at that moment that I realized and I came up with this mission statement. I still remember it vividly, where I realized one that I was going to make a commitment to God that please let me live through this. And if I did, I would be the best version of myself. And I said, I'm going to be the best version of myself regardless to other people's limitations, opinions or oppressions, and I'm going to show people that they could do anything that they put their minds to and that hurt people hurt people and that doesn't make them right. Yeah. And that's where I set off to go and show people that they can do anything that they put their minds to provide a race to even those that may be society may say that didn't deserve it in a loving fashion, but not an enabling fashion and go out there and be the best version of myself. And that's how I tie into every single aspect of my life every conversation every decision is tying into that personal mission statement. Cool, I love that. Well, I am really looking forward to seeing you out the conference there and just thanks so much for being a guest today. Again, if you guys are watching right now, if you are looking to visit to go attend that conference, there's an online streaming version, and then there's also four different ticket levels. So either talk with Ken Jocelyn, go to gross Stackdriver dot com forward slash MA LL ISA. That'll be the link next to it. So mostly it gets credit. I also think the people that use your link in a discount or special. Yeah, they just dropped the prices on general mission. So definitely check that out because it's a screaming deal, considering the people that are going to be there, it's going to be amazing. Cool, that's awesome. I look forward to meet up with you. All right, thanks so much. That's it for this episode. Don't forget to subscribe to the success, motivation and inspiration podcast. Head over to M Curtis McCoy dot com for show notes and more tools to fuel your passion..
"vogel" Discussed on Success, Motivation & Inspiration
"And do you know what you're going to be talking about yet? You have your speech all prepared. Yeah, well, I try not to over prepare 'cause I want it to be raw and I want it to be authentic. But so far, what I've got planned right now is I want to talk about how people can find their live purpose and like mission statement. I think there's a really big challenge with people not being self aware or what they stand for as a person and that's one of the big reasons why adversities can knock you down as a lack of focus and determination of what you stand for. Then we talk about overcoming adversity, not getting settled and have it implementation. So it's all going to tie together. But my goal is to get this basically as the key or the unlock, if you will, to people that want something new for 2022, and that way they know how to create it. Because right now, as it stands, I came from rock bottom, nothing. Absolutely literally nothing. My first bedroom was a closet. Before that, I was sleeping on the floor next to a broken refrigerator and it was a fest with mice. And now I've had 12 surgeries back to back and clean brain surgery. And still have done over $350 million in business. So my thing is I want to help people be able to see that, hey, if I can do that, you can do it too. Like, what the hell can you do with the university of a given and the opportunities that you've been given? And what's the impact you're going to make with that? And I was just looking at some of your story and you were the picture of resilience and persistence and overcoming adversity and besides growing up with all the struggles you went through as a child and had the brain surgery and both of us have dealt with that in both the surgery as we did some alternative treatment, but I don't answer as well..
"vogel" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"And he'll look, he's gonna have to deal with the weight of the losses too. That comes into play ultimately. You've got to have absolutely just spectacular individual stats to overcome that. I don't think it's I don't think most of us vote for rookie of the year. You're expected, especially because most of the best rookies go to shitty teams, you're not necessarily gonna hold that against them. But when push comes to shove if it's close, if it's a two or three man race, you do start to lean toward the guy who contributed more to winning. So that's gonna be tougher for Cunningham and certainly for Jalen green. So when it comes to the award, you know, Barnes and Moby as guys who are, look, both teams could miss the playoffs. You know, I'm not sure the Cavs are gonna really hold on to where they are in the standings now. Maybe they make the play in. The raptors can make the play in. But I think that the records of those two teams clearly will be better than Detroit's in Houston's. All right, I don't want to spend too much time on most improved. This miles bridges, right? Like, is there another guy missing at this point? I mean, there's been good players. Don't get me wrong, but miles bridge is averaging 20 points per game this season up from 12 last year. Playing 36 minutes a night for this hornet's team and he's been good on both ends. The three points she was kind of cooled off as of late, but I think over the course of the season, he's going to be a mid 30s type three point shooter. And he kind of fits my criteria Howard where I don't like to give this award to like top 5 picks. I mean, a lot of people vote for top 5 picks. They're supposed to improve miles bridges a few years ago was the 12th pick in the draft. Those guys have some expectations, but he is in the all star mix this year and that to me makes him the obvious leading candidate right now for most improved. How would you feel about a guy who was 13th in the draft? Does he qualify? He would qualify. Okay. Let me introduce you to Tyler hero. You may have heard of that. Well, he's going to come up shortly. So he's Tyler Tyler hero just to go over his numbers and his improvement from last year. Obviously, a disappointing sophomore season at 15 points a game he's up to 21.8, so he has made a 7 almost 7 point improvement. He's shooting almost 40% from three point range. He's a three 98 up from 360 last season. And his rebounds are up, his sister up a tick. He's had a bunch of really big games for the heat. And he's playing a really important role on a you know he's probably their third best player right now..
"vogel" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"Other guys who should at least note, I think Tyler's done a fantastic job with the Clippers, Eric spoelstra per usual with the heat and Billy Donovan with the bulls. I think all those guys would be in the discussion. Yep. It's a button up the Phoenix stuff, Deandre ayton's averaging 18.4 points 10.2 rebounds. That's a career high. And he's shooting 64% from the field. Just max them out already. Somebody's gonna maximize. What were you waiting for? But again, right, on the basketball side, if Robert server doesn't have enough to account for with everything else on the basketball side, he has a long history as being a bit of a cheapskate and we're seeing that again on the 8 in front. Crazy. Crazy. All right, rookie of the year is up next. It's a pretty clear choice for me. Let's see if it is for you. Who is your rookie of the year so far? It's really neck and neck. I know you're an immobile guy and I'm sure that's where you're going. But no, I just know it? No. Chris duarte? Go ahead. It's a two man race between Scotty Barnes of the raptors and immobile of the cabs. And even look, I'm gonna go through the stats real quick, 'cause this is how close it is. Bards is at 15.2 points a game, Moby's at 14.5, not even a full point behind him. Assists Barnes 3.3 mobile 2.5. Rebounds, Barnes, 8.3, mobile 8.1. Free throw percentages are close. They're both shooting about a little over three free throws per game. Effective field goal percentage. 5 O four for bars, 5 16 for mobley. And then, of course, there's just the inverse on steals and blocks. Barnes says 1.1 steals, a little bit ahead of mobile. Mobile's got 1.8 blocks way ahead of bars, but nobody's a big man that tends to be the case. And in terms of impact, the calves are the bigger surprise because they've been so bad for so long and mobley is a big reason not the sole reason, but a big reason why they're suddenly respectable, the raptors are still kind of trying to find themselves again. And they're both starting and playing every night and playing big minutes and playing big roles like as it stands right now, Chris, if we had to file ballots, I don't even know, I'm not sure how I would go. But you seem to have a good idea about where you're going. No, I mean, I agree it's close. But and I am an Eva mobley guy, like watching him out there. He has been incredible. Like, his defensive ability is the kind of thing we haven't seen at that spot since Anthony Davis. It is. I don't know what the exact numbers are right now, but his contests, which are not sexy numbers that people see in a traditional box score, but he's contesting shots at the rim. He's contesting three point shots..
"vogel" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"That's not gonna do it. And Vogel has nothing to do with all of that. The personnel is much more the problem than anything about rotation or scheme. So I agree with you there. But, you know, look, part of this, obviously, LeBron is missed half their game so far, 11 of 22. And he has not been at his best. LeBron is shooting 8 threes a game, career high, but only shooting 34% on them. And his free throw attempts are down. This is what often happens, right? You get older in your career, you start settling for more jump shots, you drive less. That's an issue. Anthony Davis is shooting horrifically from every zone on the floor. That's an issue. Westbrook's a turnover machine and oh, doesn't fit that well with those guys. Exactly as most of us said at the time that they acquired him. So this is very much a rod, palinka problem, not a Frank Vogel problem in terms of whose at fault, but, you know, the GM doesn't fire themselves in this league. No, they don't. But the way this schedule is shaping up, wouldn't surprise me at all to see Frank Vogel scapegoated for all this. You mentioned kind of whatever he expected. Sometimes we, in the media, we can't see the forest through the trees. We miss things that season executive C and that's why they're in those positions. But a month into the season, you're gonna tell me that buddy healed? Wouldn't have been a better fit for this team, alongside LeBron James, a month into the season, you're telling me it wouldn't have been a better idea to bring back the band that probably would have been a top seed if they had been healthy all season long last year. I probably would have gotten to the finals if AD doesn't get hurt in the first round against Phoenix, bringing that group back together. Wasn't the right thing to do? It just none of it never made sense at the time and it still doesn't make sense now. We have you and I have said how are we give the Lakers more time give them till Christmas? But they're 500 right now with the softish schedule..
"vogel" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"A couple of months time. Yeah. It's rough. But listen, the next season is kind of hanging in the balance. The east has gotten tougher. We talked about this before the season started. I said, I thought they'd be better on paper, but worse than the standings. And that's what's happened so far. And I'm not sure that any move in the rotation is going to change that to be honest. The east has just gotten that much better. The good news is there's a lot of teams that are packed in a very tight span. You know, two game winning streak two game losing streak could have dramatic ripples on the standing. So they've got a chance, but listen, I don't know if we want to go down this path, but the bigger concern for the Knicks I think has got to be Julius Randle who's not playing like an all star anymore, certainly not playing like whatever he was. Second team all NBA, he may be the first guy to go from second to ball NBA to not making the all star team the next season the way he's playing right now. It's been a tale of two seasons for the Knicks. They opened up the year looking great. They start 5 and one or something like that and I've leveled off considerably. All right, before we get to the awards, it is now scapegoat season in Los Angeles Howard and the vultures are circling around Frank Vogel, Lakers beat the pistons on Sunday. I have a feeling that may have saved rank Vogel's job in that game. That you lose to the pistons on the back end of what's been a really rough stretch for the Lakers, think they lost like 8 out of ten or some bad number that they've had with a relatively soft schedule to start the year. I think Vogel's job might have been in jeopardy. If they lost the pistons on Sunday, but it's still I think he's still skating on very thin ice in Los Angeles. I'll be not the first, but I will eagerly say it's not Frank Vogel's fault. You know, this is like blaming the captain of the Titanic because your ship sank when it hit an iceberg the size of Delaware. Like it just, it's just not something you can put on the coach. Last year, Frank Vogel had a team with an identity. This year, the year before that, when they won a championship, he had a team with an identity. That was a tough minded defensive team with the right players to make it work. This team, I don't know what they are. They are bad defensively. They are bad offensively. They don't have enough floor spacing, the Russell Westbrook trade is not worked up until this point. Westbrook has been a turnover machine, Anthony Davis can't make a shot. How are these the coach's fault? How are these things the coaches fault? What are you going to do? Replace Frank Vogel with who, David fizdale, Phil handy, I don't know..
"vogel" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"So that's things like unlimited vacation time, wild perks, and the wellness craze. I'm working it will separate the gird the bad and the whoo whoo. I'll be joined by fellow FT journalists who report on these stories every day. And together we'll figure out what really works. So that's working it from the Financial Times. Listen and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. Hi, I mention Kemba Walker. That's the news of Monday. Tom thibodeau came out and told reporters that Kemba Walker is out of the rotation in New York. This has been a wild ride for Kemba Walker over the first 20 ish games of this next season. He started out playing really well at one point he was shooting like 56% from three, those numbers have cratered, and now it's Alec Burks that is the starting point guard for the Knicks in Kemba Walker for now is out of that rotation. What's your reaction to Kemba's very short honeymoon in his hometown? Brutal, just brutal. Let's talk about on a human level first because it was such a celebrated homecoming in Kemba Walker, one of the all time good guys in the league and he was so excited to come home, come home to New York and play for the Knicks. And, you know, there was there was such a poetic element to this in a very just endearing emotional aspect of that whole story. And I think everybody wanted the best. Obviously, the Nixon Kemba wanted the best, but I think all of us who, you know, love following canvas career. A good homecoming story is irresistible. And Kemba's enthusiasm for playing at the garden playing for the Knicks was just, you know, it was moving, frankly, but these homecomings often don't go as planned. So that when Stefan marbury came to the Knicks, we've seen it with other players in other places as well. Look, the risks of Kemba Walker were all known when they signed him. I mean, he'd have multiple years running of declining production and declining health..
"vogel" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"And if that means having John wall come off the bench behind Porter junior and Jalen green when both are healthy, serve as a mentor, anchor the second unit, whatever, then that's what it's gotta be. And if he really wants to get traded, which seemingly is the goal of both him and the rockets, will then playing and being productive would certainly help. Like, I'm not in a big believer in the he has to prove himself. We know what John wall can do. He played last season. He's come back from his injury already. The league knows who John wall is or what he is capable of. The problem, the impediment is still more about the contract, 44 million now, $47 million option for next season. That's tough for anybody to take on. It's tough salary cap math to make a trade. It's just difficult. No one's trying to hold him hostage. But as long as you're there to make the best of it for all parties, it's got to be, listen, I want to play, just put me back in the rotation. Put me back on the act of roster. Let me play when needed. But you can't make it then and by the way I have to start or I have to play extra minutes. That's not a reasonable stance. No, it's not, and I'm not so sure that's what wall is looking for. Yes, he wants to start. But I think as much as anything, he wants the opportunity to earn a his want to come back to the rockets and have them say you are a backup. If he is playing better than Kevin Porter junior, he wants the opportunity to start for this team. So maybe it's semantics, but I don't think he's saying to the rockets, I am either starting or I'm not coming back. I think he's saying to the rockets, look, if I'm playing great basketball, I don't want to come off the bench. I want to be the starter now. I like to point this out. Starting overrated. What really matters in this league is who finishes, right? Like not agree. How many teams in this league stagger minutes of their stars where, yeah, we saw this with just pop it in my head, but Durant Westbrook in Oklahoma City back in their days. Like Durant would start and come off the floor like three minutes into the game. Four months of the game at times. Yeah, because you want to stagger their minutes. It matters who finishes games. And that's where John wall will have an opportunity to prove himself and play. But I'm with you..
"vogel" Discussed on Dr. Jockers Functional Nutrition
"New and so we've got to go through that process and realize i kind of delete out this old conditioning in my brain that that makes me fat because the research says that's not the case and so it's really the carbohydrates the elevations in blood sugar and insulin. That's what's causing these issues. He's making she's and those fats like you said create that level of tidy. Help turn on fat burning hormones. We get a lot of benefits there. And you're right like if we get the right. Sources of fat like grass-fed daughter for example. It's so rich in nutrients tons of fats all vitamin a vitamin d vitamin e. Cla all the really good stuff. And so we want to make sure we're getting those nutrient dense sources and fat really helps and you know you throw avocados on a salad increases nutrients order a salad like you were talking about so yes so powerful and so what sort of precautions. So now you know women are listening to this like you know. I'm really being persuaded to start on this. Keynote genyk approach. What sort of precautions should they take as they going with this. You bet so first off if you're pregnant or planning to be pregnant child with your doctor before you get started with kito If you have adrenal dysfunction or if you have disordered eating patterns or perhaps you have a history of an eating disorder. I would take more magenta approach and just start increasing. Your fat slowly play around with what carbohydrates are slowly decreasing it because we don't want to have an episode or anything like that So some challenges in some things to keep in mind. Because you're a woman trying kito is that depending on. How many carbohydrates you eat. Kind of your metabolic state. You're probably gonna deal with something called kito flu and it can throw a lot of people off if they just think tomorrow. I'm going to eat all of the and reduce my carbs and then the next day and feel like hot garbage in your badly dalian woman. She crazy be aware. There's a thing called akito flu and really what this is on my day to three or maybe of eating kito. You might wake up and feel almost like you have the flu or a cold sore and tired this very much like a detox of your body of just switching over to fat burning mode What i would recommend so that you don't experience this is have himalayan rock salt or sea. Salt with all of your meals added to your water. I really enjoy adding it to water with a little bit of fresh lemon juice and just drinking that throughout the day i call it kito lemonade. Bone broth is really great for the so. If you make bone broth great you don't. My personal favorite is can fire. They're awesome and they come in little tetra. Pak's heated up ago If it gets really bad perhaps maybe play around with insurgents maybe Just know that this is going to happen in the best way to Women the chance is to focus on nutrient density foods that have a lot of electrolytes so you're leafy greens and avocado a little bit of dark chocolate and focus on the nutrient density of your food. Instead of thinking like i made the mistake of how lil can. I eat to be successful. It's nutrients. Can i possibly pack into this meal. While maintaining a kito meal and by just keeping not at the forefront of your mind without even tracking or anything that could be beneficial instead of thinking. When i do kito. I'm sure guys chat about intimate and fasting on this summit or people hear about it. Don't think day one that you start kito. You should also be fasting fasting in my personal opinion as a woman should just be. Oh shoot. i didn't eat all day cool. I guess i'll have dinner now. Not forcing yourself to our go. Another hour if you're hungry and you might experience sleep issues and we're going to chat about sleep issues and carve-ups probably in a couple of seconds and to avoid constipation make sure you're drinking water water again if you're focusing on the nutrient density of your food. You shouldn't have a problem with fiber if if fiber isn't she for you things like Darkly flax nuts seeds those sorts of things. And i personally really enjoy magnesium oxide when you first get started on kito stay like keep things moving so those are some of the things that i noticed that women struggle with over and over and over and over and hunger. You're probably going to be probably more hungry because as you adapt a lot of women. crave more carbohydrates are just are hungry. It's up to you to decide if you want to kind of push through the hunger or just have fat. So if you're hungry. Just grab a spoonful of not butter or grab some coconut butter or little slice of butter with themselves on it just to reiterate that when we're hungry we eat fat and it should go away in a couple of days. Yeah those are really really great tips lan and my wife actually is pregnant right now and so. She's not doing kito while she's pregnant but she's doing lower carb. In general you know so. It's like lower carb higher protein getting cars from healthy sources. And i know we're gonna talk about that in a minute. We don't want to recommend it when women are pregnant because kito is fasting mimicking diet. And so you. While a woman is pregnant we want her body to realize. Hey it's time of abundance right where there's nutrient resources are are highly available which is a great time to bring a child into the Onto the planet so the body that but you know what after. She's finished with that on breastfeeding okay. Going through those periods of time where the body thinks for in kind of this famine. Even though you know nice thing about kito is we can still be eating on a daily basis multiple times a day in and get that experience And that's rate for all the reasons she talked about stabilizing insulin reducing inflammation body all these benefits. So that's that's another big thing for women in now is i. Don't recommend it off the bat or at least not making a goal while women's pregnant or breastfeeding although i would recommend somewhat similar nutrition plans for as lower carbohydrate than a lot lower than typical american diet and rotating in the right sources nutrient dense sources carbs. And so on as women. Her you doing this. And they're going lower carbon following your suggestions there. What are some signs that they may need a car. Up your big on that cycling out akito sis and and getting some healthy carbs vs and signals. They may realize it that's necessary yes if you've been eating low carb for quite some time or keno denic for quite some time some signs that you definitely need to adjust to carbohydrate intake is when you're hungry every morning that's a big one That's just your leptin. Ghrelin being imbalanced in something that can happen on a ketogenic diet Poor sleep quality. So if you've gone more than two days having a hard time falling asleep staying asleep and this is a new thing to you if you are car binging like if every week you just find yourself. Like face deepened a pizza. There's something happening there and it's not because you need more willpower if your hair's falling out if you're getting like massive pins and needles no matter how many electrolytes you eat if your progress has been stalled for. I would say more than two weeks. These could be signs that you need an adjustment and I would you know if i could speak to myself.
Why Investing Isn't Quick, Easy Money With Financial Advisor Ramit Sethi
"Let me start off with what happened with my first investments. So here it is. It's around nine hundred ninety nine two thousand. Everybody thinks they're tech genius. You put money in any stock. It goes up twenty six percent the next day. So what do i do. I take my college scholarship money. And i put some of it in the stock market thinking. This is twenty percents guarantee and every day. It's going up and down but mostly was there massive euphoria. I wasn't focused. Yes yes everybody was. Everybody believed there are genius so in a bull market. Everybody believes their genius. And they all say the same phrase. This time it's different. It's such a funny phrase that in the investment world people make fun of it. It's a there mocked because it's never different it's actually the same thing bubbles expand But over time they mathematically cannot continue so here we have people making millions of dollars who would otherwise be working in a parking garage and they are giving stock tips out and telling everybody you gotta get into this j. d. s. You this you know all kinds of stuff. So i take my college scholarship money. Put it in the market. And i very quickly lose half the money because of the crash. Yeah or because of the crash and so what happens is i realized. Oh my god. I'm not as smart as i thought. It's not easy to become a millionaire through investing in two weeks and so here is where there was a pivotal moment one. I could have doubled down. And said i just picked the wrong stock. Let me pick another stock. This is very similar to what you here. with people. In the crypto world well my investment quote investment dropped fifty percent. But you know. I gotta do this coin or coins etc. What i chose to do is go different. Say you know what. I don't think i'm that smart about investing and i actually wanna learn how fundamental basic investing works so things like law low-cost long-term things like reading about john vogels philosophy etc. And i started to learn about it. And i realized you can spend your entire life trying to trade but traders hardly ever make money over the long term if we were gonna define trade timing the mark. Yeah it's like. I understand this stock it's undervalued. Yeah i'm gonna bikes. I know it's going. And i'm gonna do it short-term right so i'm going to create this narrative that ooh this stock look at the trading. Look at the chart and i'm going to try to make quick money in in four weeks. Everybody now know somebody who trades those people almost all lose
"When the olympics start will be the most talented team in tokyo. Hands down no question. Most talented team in tokyo with the roster that they have but this is like a five alarm fire right now howard. This loss to nigeria. I don't care if they win the rest of these pre olympic games which will take place through next sunday. This has to make you nervous if you're a fan of the team because not only is it this. The loss to nigeria. But you go back two years ago at the world championships where you had a us team. That was good. Didn't have probably better team now than they were back in two thousand nineteen but all nba players. They finished seventh. They've been seventh at the world championships. You have the seventh-place finish the loss of nigeria. How concerned are you howard beck about. Usa basketball. It's just an exhibition game. Chris oh no no. It's not just an exhibition game. Stop this team was thrown together over the last however many weeks they had what like three practices. I think i'll ever. Us team is thrown together. What are you talking about. There's no team. There's no no mid season practices for usa basketball. No but the nigerian team has been practicing. What i'm saying is some of the play in the nba though wants win the nba nba. A few of them play in the nba but that team has had time together more so than the team. Sorry brown coaching. that team. That i missed was that a facsimile of mike brown on the bench all season long. What what are we talking about. The warriors have been out for like two months kris k. Okay so two months. that's what matters. That's that's the number three three practices. Also they're still missing. I believe at least three guys because they're playing in the finals right now. Booker middleton chris paul get it. Yes not chris. Ball's not playing a holiday with the the what holland is your holiday. Those those guys will matter especially given that middleton and holiday are to the better perimeter defenders that that team. Usa has and if you look at the rest of team usa's roster. I don't see a ton of great defenders. There there are a few. I think those three guys by the way are going to be exhausted by the time they get to. They may well be. They may will be so. We're going to judge them. Judging when their whole judge when the games matter to strange to me like we don't judge nba teams based on the preseason but we judge team usa based on these exhibition games. That they do going into international competition. I feel like it's thirty. One point favorites. Why why is there betting line on a freaking exhibition better training but a little league baseball. Now country degenerates damn right. I didn't mean chris i'm with. Let's go monday. Nigeria money line. I just. I can't get too excited about this. If they lose the rest of the exhibitions does that mean something. Yeah that might be alarming if they're if they're still struggling to find some cohesion. That could be alarming. But i mean the talent is obviously their talent alone doesn't win on the international stage in style of game is different team ball matters. Shooting matters like yeah. There's a bunch of budget stuff that comes into play. But i i find the panic over this loss or at least the outcry to be a little bit much. So you don't take into account the seventh-place finish in two thousand nineteen. I mean that to me. It's the it's not just as game. The totality of it right. Like and i don't know howard like so in the early two thousands the world kind of caught up to the us ninety to ninety six thousand us. Gold maps then comes the two thousand two world championships in indianapolis and that's seven. The place finish was one of the worst worst outcomes in at least recent usa history. They got it together after that. They hired jerry colangelo. They bringing mike chef ski. They get their act together. Two thousand six two thousand eight then. They run off. Three consecutive years are three consecutive cycles of gold. Medals is argon. Made that like the world's caught up again that somewhere along the way and the last four or five years. The rest of the world has once again caught up usa basketball. I'm trying to understand this. I mean that's close games in those olympics cycles. No question about it. But i can't imagine the oh eight. Twelve or sixteen team losing nigeria. I can't exhibition or otherwise. I can't see it happening. No team and the and the one that followed it were built around like lebron koby. Carmelo enjoying wait. I mean that that groups at another level like as good as this group is that we're seeing right now as talented as they are after k. D. tatum's really good damian. Lillard is great. I mean come arbit- tatum. Bill lillard auto bio levin. Draymond dream ends up there in years but one has won some things. Jeremy grant jeremy grant zach living out of like. These are guys who have done anything in the nba yet. But they're all stars most they're they're also but are they to level of lebron kobe now but do you think is that what you're saying then is that what you're saying to be at the level you need to have like i'm saying the crop to win. I'm saying that if we're going to start comparing the twenty twenty one team to the twenty eight a two thousand eight two thousand twelve teams there is. There is not an equivalent right now. Lebron kobe laurent cobaine weight. And plus what we what. We called olympic. Mellow like carmelo. Didn't have the success in the nba. That some of his teammates did but carmelo in terms of talent level and certainly has resume like that group was at a whole other level. That group is a different level than jason. Tatum bam outta bios. Zach levine. Okay so not saying that you necessarily should have to have that level of time firepower to win an exhibition game against nigeria. Or anybody else. But i am saying comparing usa to itself different iterations of team usa. This one is not that one. This is not as dominant group as the ones we saw in eight and two thousand twelve. It just isn't what do you do like. What's the solution here. Like i mean i jerry. Colangelo deserves an enormous amount of credit for rebuilding that program when it was at. Its nadir mitra chefs. He comes in enormous amount of credit for what they did. But as we sit here in twenty twenty one like it's almost to me howard like the usa basketball rebuilding. The program became cool. Like lebron wanted to do it. Chris paul like dwayne wade. These guys wanted to do it and then they did it. And i think playing for usa basketball didn't become quite as cool as it was fifteen years ago. Like is that what has to happen like does not need to have like a fifth place finish in tokyo for all of a sudden the next generation of a-list stars wherever that may be in two thousand twenty four to come back into the mix and is that the only way this team can win. I mean i think we need to pay attention to the overall context like obviously one. These olympics were supposed to happen a year ago. They're delayed a year because of covid got durant out of it though like that right. It's questionable whether these the olympic should be happening at all still but along the way because of these back to back brutal seasons and everything else like team. Usa doesn't have james harden right now. Doesn't have anthony davis because of the injury doesn't have steph curry doesn't have kyrie irving doesn't have lebron kawai again. If your argument is that the second or third tier it sounds like sounds like insulting. Somehow but if you're saying that the next wave believe after those guys should still be good enough to dominate on the world stage. Maybe but if the point is that the team as best are they still. Are they still able to win. Gold fairly easily. Your probably but a bunch of them aren't on this team right now because of injuries and just the stress of the last year or two so this this is not necessarily representative of the best of the best right now. It just isn't and yes. They should still be good enough to win. Yes the world has caught up to some extent. No the the group that at nigeria's put it put out there last week. Does not leap off the page improbably. Us should've still want it. But again i exhibition game after like three practices. Let's see what happens with the rest of this. This schedule out brought mellow back. I mean he's not what he was four years ago. Eight years ago twelve years ago but the guy knows how to play international basketball. He might have sat. maybe. I guess. I didn't really. I assume that he just want to keep. He didn't kind of like four formerly re retire from the olympics. But it'd be pretty much says like i'm done like lebron kinda did to get talked into it. I feel like. I don't know if i was if i was the usa team would try really hard to get carmelo blake because his style. Whatever it is to the nba is perfect for the national basketball. He's a really good or national basketball player. On this subject damian lillard. He spoke for the first time. Since the hiring of chauncey billips. Only listen to what little had to say about his future in portland. I'm prepared to go in and do my job every year. Like hopefully we make strides over direction and could become a better team a new coach notice. That's where i am. What soured it sounds like. Lillard is at least nominally on board with going back to the blazers. But if i'm a team out there with assets. I don't listen to that response and say well it's over damian. Lillard is back on the same page with the portland trailblazers. If i'm a team with assets i hold onto those assets because it feels to me like the blazers might be one like sixteen to start from blowing that whole thing up with louis mccollum on the way out the door so get the sense now. That seems more likely than not that damian lillard at blazers training camp. He's in ablaze uniform. He starts the season with the portland trailblazers. But if it doesn't work with chauncey billips early and you get close that trade deadline. It wouldn't surprise me at all to see portland decide. Look we've got a. We've got to do something here and opened the door for damian lillard trade. What do you think. I think that nothing has changed. I think that his remarks last week because he sounded a little bit lukewarm. Or just you know you hear one of two things. Well you want to hear one thing if you're a portland trail blazers fan or if you're just looking for any indication that lillard is all in your you want to hear him say listen. I know things are rough right now. But i'm all in you know this is. This is where. I want to be you to repeat all the usual talking points that you hear from players in his position and that we've heard from bradley beal that we used to hear from james harden houston. Which is a win in phil in city fill in the blank with the city. I want to win here. I don't wanna go somewhere else. You know we're going to get this right blah blah. He didn't go down the usual list. And so i think it left open. Some interpretation but getting has changed like the disappointment was clear when the season ended. Some of the things have happened since including obviously the the the train wreck away they went about the the coaching search and lillard. Being caught in the crossfire. There at feeling heat from fans about chauncey billips being selected and so. I don't think we should expect he's going to be rah. Rah right now The trailblazers have a lot of work to do. But we also have not even hit the summer yet. Like there's the draft hasn't happened yet. Free agency hasn't happened yet. There's there's a lot of work to be done. And i think if you're damian lillard which you're probably doing is internally saying here's what i need to see happen externally saying you know what let's let's wait and see i mean you see. He can't he can't say publicly the same things that he's telling say neal o'shea right about what the the state of the roster i i would think that there are some very impassioned debates or discussions being held behind closed doors about what they need to get this thing right and if they can't get it right the he might shift is his stance about staying there long term. But that hasn't happened yet that we know of. What do you think the most interesting potential conversation is amongst players over these next four weeks like i'm kind of curious what jason tatum bradley beal talk about. Tatum and beal close friends dating back to their highschool days both went to the same high school bill with something of a mentor to jason. Tatum actually got him involved with his trainer. Drew hanlin which helped. Tatum elevate his his personal skills and they've talked about how happy they are to be playing together. Played the all star game together for the first time beal last year of his contract. Like you know we've seen these conversations yield real tangible conversation. You'd like to be a fly on the wall on for any of these guys in the next couple of weeks. Yeah i mean look we. We have a history now going back over a decade. If we're to believe that the that the heels were formed in part through team usa activities. You know which is true which is true. That's that's yielded an extra things guy. You know guys who you mentioned. Tatum and bill because they were already friends but guys also become friends through this experience right and then they start getting the ideas about playing together. Like oh hey. This is a lot of fun. Let's do this again in the nba. So there's i'm i'm sure some of that is is happening. It always does. Who else in that group. I mean man. If any of these guys that'd be trying to recruit bam out a bio but he's too early in his in his contract with miami to pry him loose from there And you know the heater still a pretty potent team but you know jimmy butler is up there in miles and outta bios future won't necessarily be there forever. That's the way it goes in the nba. I think tatum has the potential to be like the biggest recruiter. They're like he's about to start the first year of his max level extension. He can recruit bill. But like you can also does damian lillard like. It's great to play in boston. I love it here. Answer some questions of my have a playing on the east coast for the first time. Like i think data might be boston's best asset at this point. Yeah again some of this comes down to bradley. Beal's coming up to that point where he has the leverage to task out because of his contract lillard under contract for several more years and so he's not in that position. So what if it says. Like i need to go like. I don't foresee the blazers being no finish your contract. Just don't see it. i think right. And they would work with him on a deal to sure but directing it is harder so beal can use the leverage of his free agency to say well if you send me to team x. I'm not gonna resign there. Which then blows up that deal and he can direct himself to the team he really wants to be at lillard would have a harder time to doing that. Because he doesn't have free agency looming two to play that card. Yeah well i encourage any reporter. That's in tokyo tatum. Beal and lillard talking to each other. Just take a picture and then let the internet go wild crazy because it will unquestionably last thing for you. Howard the breaking news. This week in the coaching ranks. Is that jamal moseley is headed to orlando moseley of course last with dallas. A really well respected assistant coach there. Who was a candidate for that. Maverick job before. It went to jason kidd my immediate reaction to that higher howard beyond i think being an excellent choice for orlando is that we're gonna look at at moseley and jason kidd on parallel tracks. The next couple of years moseley. There was a strong case to be made that he should have been elevated to that head. Coaching job he'd been considered for other head coaching jobs. Before most recently in new york he had by all accounts a great relationship with luka doncic i understand bringing kit in he's got a history with dallas and as riccar lau said publicly having a player that played the game like kid and having a player that plays the game like don-shik make some sense to pair those two guys together. But there's always going to be as i watched these two situations unfold. I'm gonna wonder you know. Did the mavericks make the right choice. Leading jamaa moseley go and bringing jason kidd in and there's so many variables in this the first being at orlando's in step one or maybe even steps zero of a massive rebuild right there in the negatives right now. I think there's still maybe more fat to trim on that roster before they really bottom out. Yeah and you know you talk about trying to build around. You know markelle foltz. And and jonathan isaac jonathan isaac for so long. They're getting hurt and he's a great player but they've loved writing in a weird way john stays healthy. He's still more of a complementary store right like he's he's a potentially defensive player of the year at some point. He's not a guy who you're building an offense around though and marquel foltz okay. He he got himself back on track in orlando. He has a career now where he didn't have one but he's not a foundational building block. Come on like that's crazy so the roster doesn't have much talent jamal. Moseley's is coming into a situation. Which a lot of first time head coach is committed to which is all right. There's a lot of work to do so You're gonna have to do a lot of development. You're going to have to take a lotta lumps in the win loss column. It's gonna be rough going for the first year or two or maybe three. Let's see how they can get things going. But you know as it has been a certain other like kenny. Atkinson came to look a completely hopeless situation in brooklyn but was known as development coach in atlanta. And sure enough. Everybody who went there. Joe harris spencer. Dinwiddie jared allen versus lower. First round picks. Guys who were you know whether they were reclamation projects whether they were low picks everybody seems to get better the second they went to brooklyn and play kenny atkinson and his staff congenial. Moseley have the kind of effect in orlando can the front office. Get him to kind of guys. That will thrive in that in that kind of environment and carve out careers from cells and carbon identities. Jamal moseley has a lot going for him. And we've heard like many great things about it but we often hear great things about assistant coaches who don't end up panning out so i always. We have to caution ourselves on these things. Because i thought. Brian shaw was gonna be a great head coach and he was. Everybody loved him all the players sung as praises when he was associate head coach under frank. Vogel indiana he goes to denver probably just the wrong guy at the wrong time but he hasn't had another shot since then but that went really badly. Brett brown was really great in in some respects for the for the early years of the process and then suddenly. It seemed like they'd hit some sort of ceiling. Eager kokoschka of had been talked about for years is a great assistant. Coach didn't work out. Swells head coach in phoenix. David dale bumpy ride in memphis and then disastrous in new york. We just don't know like luke walton. Another example like there are plenty of coaches who as their when their assistance. We hear and see the best of them and then you know some of them be go on it and have great success coaches. I mean tyler has been fantastic. Mike malone has been fantastic money williams. Nick nurse dwayne casey a lotta longtime assistance. Get their shot and then you know it. It works out in a dozen. It's all contextual. It's all just the opportunity you have the thing for dallas is. They went with a guy who has experienced jason kit. That experience was not necessarily good experience. Like i think most people around the would look at what he did in milwaukee in brooklyn and say. I'm going to steer clear. Maybe you'd rather have the the unproven. Jamal moseley versus the somewhat proven jason kidd but. I don't think we'll know what the right choice was there for a while yet. Because it's it's gonna take some time before we can evaluate moseley as head coach. I maybe jason kidd learned something in two years as an assistant. I mean that happens. You know working with lebron for entire for two entire seasons working under frank vogel maybe picked up some things that'll be useful to him as a head coach. Moseley to me. The key is giving him time. Like you've got to be committed to moseley for a minimum. I think of three years and more likely five years. And then you see what you have in head coach. You mentioned gore. I mean it's worked out for phoenix. Absolutely but i do think he got hosed out there i mean he only had one year on the job and that year was without deandra aiden chris. Paul had devon booker of course but that was not a good team that he was coaching. There i gotta get moses the because you want to see what the guy can do when you put that team in a position to win a great example to me is james breglio in charlotte. I mean berea. Was one of those guys assistant coach elevated to head coaching position in charlotte. Not great first couple of years there but when he was given players and chance to win he did pretty well. I mean up until lamelo ball went out the horns were really good team and i think they will be a good team. Going forward in part because of the borrego is a pretty good coach. I want to see this magic team. Invest heavily in jamal. The you're the guy developed these guys and we'll keep you around no matter what the won loss record says until you get a chance to win then you judge like brett brown six or seven days since brett brown left but i can see the for letting go of brett brown. I mean they had a talented team and to a degree the underachieved. But you've got to let the coach get a roster on that level before you really make any decisions about whether they can coach. Yeah well and that's the thing about. This is what set up says apart. I think the good organizations from the bad ones is that you you decide when you choose a guy. Especially if he's a longtime assistant not a guy with head coaching experience. And you've said we believe in this guy. This is somebody who's got a great trekker record as an assistant. We're going to first opportunity. It's your obligation to when you say investment. Yeah it's time investment. It's a give them all the tools to succeed. Give him the time to succeed. You've decided you believe in him. So stand behind that have the conviction to stand behind that and take some bumps along the way you know maybe maybe memphis and or the knicks should have stuck with david physed longer. You know we had heard nothing but great things about fiscal coming out of miami. Initially we may yet you know. Find out that he. He can be great head coach in the right situation. Maybe those worth rights situations. He might be one of those guys though. I love physios and assist one of those guys. Though the just the temperament is always important. Like the government like memphis yet. Some battles with market assault didn't work out your plus new york. You just might be one of those guys that doesn't have the right temperament to be is based on what we've seen a memphis in new york might be better suited for these ranks but if he succeeds in l. a. I think he'll get another chance right. Maybe i think the point being though that if you as an organization have identified a guy instead he we believe in him then. Okay then believe in him. Stick with them and make sure you've given them enough tools to succeed Is it a pulling the plug at the first sign of of struggle and that's what happens in the nba. too often. is that seems panic. You know the fans turn. There's some minor flare up. Oh the coach and player got into it. Whatever it may good teams that can happen on as well. And it's it's just. It's the way franchises. React so you have to know whether or not the guy is is is right and then stick with them. And so yeah. Let's jomo's should get a nice long here. She got a ton of latitude in orlando given where they are as an organization given the state of that roster. Yeah i agree. Howard enjoy milwaukee looking forward to hearing the conversation with the lazarus on friday. You can check podcast. Right here on the crossover feet again. Make sure you listen to howard's interview. Spencer dinwiddie from last week. It was really really strong. Enjoy -joy the mid west our. We'll talk when you're back on the northeast always a pleasure. My friend the newest player in the pre nba basketball landscape is overtime. Elite elite will begin playing sometime in the fall. And we'll be headlined by some of the top now. Former high school players in the country players would be paid minimum one hundred thousand dollars with some making north of that and have access to high level facilities training as well as educational programs to help. Get a better grasp on that. I'm joined by brandon williams the head of basketball operations for overtime. Elite and kevin ollie the former. Nba guard uconn. Coach was the head coach and director of player development bread. And i want to start here with you. Just kind of give me the ten thousand foot view overtime elite. What are the objectives. What what what was behind the formation of this league. I think any of us. Chris who've been around for a long time i've actually seen Sort of the downside of young players who entered into professional ranks to this point. It's been the nba Who are not ready. And so what does that mean you know not not ready to form and be stars or is it just not ready to be great teammates or is it not ready to be good partners. is sort of all that you know the idea that the work day is much longer than they know. And that there's more responsibility to be in a professional athlete The responsibilities to families and communities we just have to do a better job preparing them and here was an opportunity to be part of a program that wanted to address all that. It's not just about being a good player. It's like we wanna address the whole athlete. Hope so on. Three levels were hitting basketball. Easiest thing understand. I think businesses in our world is education And then there's brand you know. These young people now are moving at a speed that we aren't as older folks and they want to build things An earlier age particularly off the court so building a brand is important something that can last well beyond their tread on tire so we're hitting it in basketball business brand. That's that's that's really thirty thousand foot view. Kevin what attracted you to this job. Just like his dad is the whole person being able coach them from a mind body and soul Experience and understanding the mindfulness athlete I've seen it from a pro level. Got up tune into play thirteen years with twelve different teams so i understand like the different trials and tribulations you go through with a player not saying that these players are gonna go through that but is getting them more prepared if they do come into some certain situations where it's not typically going the right way. How can they manage that situation. So what they do today can echo into tomorrow and having the ability to kana paint on a black blank. Canvas is what a really attracted to me to to this you know. Ot league program we can take the player really shape the curriculum you not with teaching them about subjects. But we're really teaching them about themselves as well from media training From mental health issues. All the different things that come involved because we all know chris is stress. You know from success is a lot of pressures is a lot of people pulling at you. It's a lot of people won't certain things. But how do you deal with that from a player's standpoint where you can play when you get on the basketball court and half clear and not be caught up in the distractions of off the court issues. Um as desks desks were really kind of vocal. Spirit to give back in it and how these kids you know. Have these players be available at the moment of truth to make the right decisions and that was very important to me. Kevin as you mentioned you played in the nba brand. You played in the nba. As well i wanna ask both of you guys and kevin. I'll start with you like if this was available to you as sixteen. seventeen year. Old looking back. Would you have founded attractive with a definitely founded attractive You know i kind of thought the box anyway. I was from chris. Shaw from from from south central and i chose connecticut. So you places that. I didn't even know nothing about growing up. You always thought out the box and never wanted to go down a path that everybody was going down So i was always curious. And i think that's how my mom especially my mom. My dad raised me. So i definitely been curious of this situation. No no speaking now without you know took it. I'm not sure. But i think it really gave me another option to look at it and this is what we're trying to do not saying that the ncaa is wrong overtime. Leaders wrong or right. It's not about that. It's about if you really care about the student. Athletes you give them as much options as possible. And i think this gives the lee student athlete. Another option and i think you know it's a very Great option for them to have and if they choose overtime league we're going to give our whole heart to make sure they're developed on and off the basketball court chris i- jumping after coach It would have been interesting. Chris but i certainly would not have been a candidate i would. Let's just get that right. What what things that's important. We sit down going through just grassroots community and we spent months just talking to people educating about. You know what we're about who we are. Each of us has a reputation in some other space. Not here The this program isn't for everybody is not the right fit for everybody. We are cherry picking and a lot of ways. These are players that feel like they are destined for professional basketball. There are a lot of sixteen year olds. That don't know that yet and their parents aren't convinced that yet in people that support them. Don't don't feel that confidence yet. They may be another year away or two years away but this is not. This is not the right path for everyone. Twenty four athletes roughly twelve per class. We're looking at juniors and seniors and the truth is at this age. What was really funny about scouting them is everybody's skinny and like a lanky and underdeveloped and still has like a mountain of upside to you know to to get through before you can really see who they're going to be but you know if you have a young player like brand williams who's just dreaming of being an nba player but does not much certainty. That's even realistic We gotta be very careful about this approach In taking because there there are risks but for those that that have already established in this deke. They've established a day of separated from their class. You know jaylen. Lewis has an example the most recent example. He's he's he's elevated in separate. The draft isn't tomorrow though so there's still a lot of work to do but he's already in front running physician and it gives everyone low confidence that this is the kind of investment and the kind of pet that would make a ton of sense for players like that. Let me follow up on that brandon. Because you're you're entering. What suddenly become a fairly crowded space in terms of leagues like this. You know the g. league ignite is one season in but they've had a measure of success. We've seen jalen green probably a top pick. Jonathan kamenga top five or six. Then you have the ncw with this. Recent ruling allowing top players to make money off their name image and likeness. How does how does the elite separate itself from that group. Why think i is. We start a little bit sooner so the g. league zone a great job with what we call it a year the prep year that year. That a recent graduates would be going to college and they've already been hacking the system you know going to italy or china So so there's a market for those players and we want an alternative to college for for for us though. Our players are seeking an alternative to high school so we are a school but we think about the resources that were bringing to the table first of which being an nba like environment You know start coach. Ali coach lehto in a robust set of staff. I mean scouting staff a high performance staff administrative team. Our goal was to simulate an nba organization for for young athletes at sixteen seventeen eighteen. Th there there is no other environment. Like that. And i think the big way that we separate with high school athletes Is that both domestically and internationally. We're able to put twenty four of them together in a building. So what we're selling is the best competition for these guys starts at home. I mean every day in line coaches don't minister drills administer competition aspects of practice and getting ready for games but when you look to the right and left and i noticed as a player. There's no weak link. I mean everywhere you look. There's somebody that's doing what you're doing and possibly doing more. Because they they are not just dreamed about the into the league or to the high level. They're on their way there That's where we've been able to. I think create a little separation from others that have tried or looked at something. Like this kevin. How do you approach this job. Do you do it in a similar mindset and you had at uconn where you have young players you also you know yukon. You had to keep them academically eligible you to follow that pretty closely. I mean is there is it a similar mindset or do you take a different tact. I think you just let it be you know. Similar is not. It's just whatever comes you say yes to it and you cultivate hope from it I never coached high school players. They was always you know graduated from high school. And now they're freshman's This situation is a little different in in was recruiting for two to three years. This situation is a little different. But you know from me. Chris i love the unknown about it. And that's the space i live in. Not just wanna make sure that. I have the space incorporate something in these players that they can just think about it can build from a have a foundation so when they make the transition they have every tool in the toolbox to say okay. Oh that's a problem Assess it let me be able to correct it. Let me obsessed. Let me be aware of it and i think that's the difference between you know coaching a high school kid in in the college. Kid i mean you get able to mold them a little bit better and then you have to understand where they at. Now you know back then. I didn't have social media. We didn't have social media now. These kids these players are building their brand a little bit earlier and now you just meet them where they are. And i can't wait to get them up on campus get them up until atlanta just continue to build a great relationship. Welcome spend time with the one on one in. This situation is going to provide us to do a lot more skill development that i didn't have a really good opportunity and it had not one say good opportunity. I didn't have the best opportunity. Because there's so many things we own a row recruiting You own a row fundraising these different things. Brandon's taken care of in. Dan porter is taken care of. I can just really coach the player and work on his skill development on and off the basketball court. So it's really given me my own lane. So i can really perform my job. Mama job is really breaking down and relationships it starts. Relationship is start with trust. Stars will hold is spending time with the the young student athletes on and off the basketball court and pushed them to greatness and the competition is not on. our side of competition is with him. You know can you beat your previous best bestself. Can you be better than today you know. Can you be better tomorrow than you were date. And that's what i'm coaching. And that's what i love to do. And i think we're going to have some great young man as open as biden has going to be vulnerable going to try to reach for the sky. In the sky is going to be ob- you is not going to be limits. I can't wait to get up to atlanta. We've been having some many camps. Chris has been wonderful to get back on the court with the guys. And i'm looking forward to the next mini camp and dan looking forward to getting them up to atlanta. So we really can go to work. You know when. I was was talking to brian. shaw a couple of months ago. Kevin about how he was coaching. The ignite you know it was a lot of pro stop. He was trying to bring to that team. Are you taking that same. Approach you trying to coach them like their nba players or something different. No it's nothing different is just. I'm building pro. Habits in every situation is going to be different. Chris this is going to be some guys. Come in you know. Say for instance like a. John montero will we got him and he you know is a little bit more advanced than some other players because he's been a pro- already and then it's going to be another situation where we gotta talented guy might not be able to get quick but these opportunities we can go at our own pace we can sit down and talk to them but we're really teaching and building pro habits and those habits is going to translate over to them being great pros when that opportunity come invest in the nba are the euro league so every day you know we are building like a practice plan like more of a college practice plan nba practice bandwidth doing drills. That i got from my numerous stops in the nba. You know we're doing sets in the nba. Then we gotta understand that sixteen years old as well you know and maybe sometimes you gotta you know kinda doubt it down a little bit. But i'm gonna let com. I'm going to let that go. i'm not going to focus on one of it. I'm not gonna say oh. We're doing this process. 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Divers inventors patent and unleash economic opportunity. Find out at invent together dot org learn more and take action today brandon not to continue to compare this team to the ignite but when i talked to sharieff abderrahim about that i mean. I had asked him about the sustainability of that team. Given how much. Money was being poured in to pay some of the players. And he bobbed and weaved floyd mayweather trying to answer that question. Because it's it's hard to commit to it without say a television contract more sponsorships and things like that when you can you speak to kind of the sustainability of this because we've seen startups with an influx of cash. Get get in big the first year. But then peter out. I mean what needs to happen. Four overtime elite to become a long term successful program while has got to answers. I think you know a concept. I mean we're we're selling on the ability to develop young players and have a more more pro ready right. So this is. This is the path we are offering basketball development. Call it professional Business development And we are also like leveraging. What is an incredible media platform that again. The things that we like to call a distinguishing factors. That's a huge one. So not to bob and weave one. We gotta be good ass. You know that. That's how have long deputy spurs the spurs. They were good for really long time. And so we've got the that there were good at this note. No pressure on kale right The the the second piece though is you know and this comes from my my time in the nba. It just wasn't that long ago where it out of chicago. Pre-draft combine interview. If i said. I wanna build my brand. Everybody in the room was like smirking and like you know what. What are we talking about like. It's about basketball basketball basketball And you know if you are young team developing and not winning a lot of games truth is you can't sell just basketball because your basketball isn't great you got to sell personalities and stories in that there's something that people can invest in in fall in love with other than like the final score like otherwise. The sixers had no chance right any any development team yet to buy into a story and for us. I think we have a chance to create stories but we get a chance to show those stories because we have a platform. So it's it doesn't take much. I mean i'm not a social media guru. But when i got recruited for this job haven't been around the block a little bit certainly from an nba perspective. I heard a couple of things. I really got my attention. One was fifty million followers That's eyeballs and we all know that that Business follows the eyeballs in whatever in whatever respect. The other was which is unfair. Because i think that number changes month over month but it started at one point four and not set maybe one point eight or one point nine billion with a b. billion views of content a month that overtime in some ways has found a way to the heart. The mind of young people It is being communicated and solid as you know the generation z. sort media and content engine We are doing an amazing thing here which is developing young talent in a pure way that we want to make sure that they are prepared. Top to bottom to do well on the court to do well and communities to do well in business but then there's this other thing which is they want to be known like. No player wants to play in an empty building. Everybody wants to play where it matters. They wanna play. When nick can rock and like the building and just like recognizing their talent. We're just artists. And one thing that is kind of showcase. By one event that that overtime overtime the media company producing s called. You see it on youtube to. Is that over. Hundred million people watched that. I mean that that's not an insignificant number that players that are going to play overtime. Lee will have the opportunity to be known The the opportunity of bring brick big brands to the table and support this platform If not already indicated by the kinds of investors that that have shown interest but the brands that are coming to the table our sustainability is going to be showing value delivering value to not just the athletes but to overtime visibility. I would imagine great for them but can you monetize it. Can you make it so this league is in the black or does it need to be in the black every year. Well my the good news is as a basketball man. No different than a different than the is Get a budget. My job is to be fishing and and spend wisely. I i'm not. I'm not asked to sell tickets or generate revenue that's for a tremendous And in successful a business operations Our job is to make sure that what we are delivering is high is a high level product That you see the growth and development of our young players. What's there recruited. We gotta make them better. They need to be able to perform and probably the best testament of our success is going to be our nba. Gm voting with this pick right but with a coach saying like they did a nice job. This guy was. Well coached testament to takeo and the rest of the coaching staff. That if we're doing that will prove successful. Because guess what the next crop of recruits when we're in the gym like we're not chasing them. There's sort of meeting us at at minimum half way. We need to keep bringing high level taliban and developing talent to prove successful and i have a tremendous set of partners across academics and across content media. That will will do their part to elevate our business. Can you expecting to tap into some of your. nba relationships. I mean as you mentioned thirteen teams in twelve seasons. You've made a lot of friends over the years. We're going to see like san preston sitting in the crowd for your practices as a whole so sam and so many gyms that i know you know Kevin durant and all these guys are destinies in overtime. Just having them be around. We had our first minicamp. Ray allen showed up and not only showed up. He brought his son to work out with guys. Just it was just amazing. does just see how the branches that we can continue to pull up on and they continue to pull on us and be a partnership in. This thing is going to be great. Are you expecting to have kind of drop ins. Durant's involved with the league. You expecting these guys. Just be around. Which i would imagine would be both a resource for you but also an attractive quality to this league definitely. Definitely we going to build a place where it's going to be hopefully a development premier development destination for everybody and you know hopefully katie can come out and work out with guys and russell westbrook and james harden and all these guys that we know and i know i had opportunity to be evolved. Then it's kinda beat a veteran guys We want them to be around. Because it's not. Just me sean. It's also watching tape like these are the different drills and look how k. d. and look how chris paul is using the pick and rolls and now they're showing up that's a that's a big big bang for us with us growing these young talented student athletes To get them inspired to the next level and they're doing a great job done only gonna do. I coached him. Chris a coach me on a day to day basis. I'm open to that and we just really want to have a love affair with guys and and the end of the day chris. We want appease the basketball guys. We wanna play the right way. We want to share a basketball. We wanna run. We wanna have fun. We want how to join the game but it can't just be me me me. It has to be weak. And i'm wanting to teach guys how to be involved in any system they get drafted about. They can be a part of a productive system and be a productive partner in in the community as well no matter what city they when they arrive to the nba brandon. Before let you go. What schedule gonna look like i mean is this team playing. Just walk me through kind of what these kids are getting into. And what kind of schedule you gonna be able to put together so schedule that that is really interesting for everybody. And i wanna try to illuminate. But i've got to be careful we are still contracting with some teams But for the audience the think about it in buckets. We're gonna play independent prep schools. That's going to be a significant part of our schedule. We are a high school so we are looking to schedule. Some of the top independence that you would typically no to have a national schedule can travel that have the ability to be mobile. We're scheduling home and away with with With those folks and it looks like net set as an example It looks like you know. Folks that are playing for a national title Arizona florida california. So it'll be a widespread travel schedule for us. We're also looking at European competition so think about junior euroleague as an example. Some of the best clubs the Insects as an example Where we can get a collection of sixteen to nineteen year old elite talent to compete against us. And then as i mentioned earlier on the show we really feel like the best competition is gonna come internally and that's where our league play Comes into effect so we are looking at our group of twenty four as three teams of eight. There will be standings you'll be able to track will compete against each other. That'll be a significant part of our schedule as well. We don't want to overstep our guys one of the things. We really wanna correct leading science. Guide us here. is is minimized the wear and tear. Nobody's while still developing and preparing for a professional level place so a schedule of maybe thirty five. To forty games is our target. We started september Training camp will will begin Play by mid august. We'll be done by by Late march is how we see our schedule shaping up i'm looking forward to it brennan kevin. It's a really interesting concept and hope you guys have a lot of success with an. I'll certainly be watching a lot of. Nba people will be watching but brandon. Stay out of a set of massachusetts. Kevin has like some basketball. Ptsd from all those bc. Matchups i'm sure would probably were so tough. I don't remember kevin. It's not real like talk about it. But lita past. We'd be six thousand. That's not very nice. That's hovering kevin brand. Thanks for joining me. I appreciate it all right. Thank you chris. Thanks so much.
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Lakers vs Suns: Davis, Schroder and Drummond Shine
"Great laker suns game. It was chris. Paul by the way only played twenty three minutes and the lakers had do hang on for the win. If i'm frank vogel. This morning lakers coach. He's been in a lot of these playoff series. I had a restless restless night's sleep. So anthony davis was not only fantastic but super aggressive. He know us play like that. Dennis schreuder may have played his best game as a laker. Certainly as best playoff game. It's not even close okay. He was great last night. Andre drummond was super effective and lebron played well and we held on to beat phoenix in trouble in the fourth and chris. Paul wasn't around the end. And i'm not sure chris balls got more than fifty percent of a right now
Lakers vs Suns: Schroder and Drummond Shine, But What's With Chris Paul's Shoulder?
"I don't know this is not a good night for the clippers but that was a great great laker suns game. It was chris. Paul by the way only played twenty three minutes and the lakers had do hang on for the win. If i'm frank vogel. This morning lakers coach. He's been in a lot of these playoff series. I had a restless restless night's sleep. So anthony davis was not only fantastic but super aggressive. He know us play like that. Dennis schreuder may have played his best game as a laker. Certainly as best playoff game. It's not even close okay. He was great last night. Andre drummond was super effective and lebron played well and we held on to beat phoenix in trouble in the fourth and chris. Paul wasn't around the end. And i'm not sure chris balls got more than fifty percent of a right now
New Housing Construction Down 9%
"We've been talking for a while now about housing and it's boom low. Interest rates pandemic motivated moves limited supply and rising prices. And yet. today we learn new. Construction housing starts is the technical term. Were off more than nine percent last month. As marketplace's justin ho reports to get us going. There are a couple reasons why builders have been holding back securing the parts that go into building a home has been tricky recently. Thanks largely to the volatile price of lumber. I call hysterical market at this point brian. Leonard is a lumber analyst at rcm alternatives he says prices have been rising throughout the pandemic causing many builders to hold off on buying would but last month many realize they couldn't wait any longer lumber prices spiked even more and now supplies are thin. The vogel abilities in his basically. You know april through august in all of these guys. Don't have the word to start supplying some of these jobs. Something else in short supply. Labor says brian's her male with the associated general contractors of america. He says some construction workers worry about getting cove on the job site. They also might be receiving expanded. Unemployment insurance they met found work and other industries are members competing with energy sector. They're going to be competing with the mining sector. Several other ingredients that go into building. A new home have been stuck in the supply chain given the ongoing congestion at u s
Is Lebron's Ankle Injured Following the Lakers Win?
"We having a liberal a LeBron James update from Vogel in his postgame conference says of LeBron and his ankle. He's good to go. There are no issues with his right ankle Great. You go. That's so that that there you go, there's great news for the Lakers and LeBron just good to go. Like we said, you know there was that. I think it was one of those situations where for a moment, Braun went. Oh no, right. Right. You know, he probably used a four-letter word, right? Instead of saying, oh no, but he was probably a little bit worried for a split second and then he realized, okay, I'm good. You know, if you've turned your ankle before if you've been out there on the court and you've done that, you know, when you kind of do it a little bit and you're worried for a split second and then you realize. Okay, I'm actually I'm good. I think that's wrong with LeBron and Frank Vogel confirms. He's good to go. So that's great.
Anthony Davis Plans Return for Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday vs Dallas Mavericks
"Will anthony davis lebron james return win win a win. Well davis has been out since as you know february fourteenth calf strain tendonitis in his right leg. James banal since march twentieth. When he suffered a high acl sprain against the atlanta hawks. One of those guys coming back now because according to a story from espn. Dave mcmenamin davis is supposed to be returning on the court this week. I'm recording this on a tuesday night. But he's supposed to be coming back to the court. Possibly against the dallas mavericks on thursday so lakers take coach coach. Vogel said that davis is days away from making his return. Statement was that You know he's got to be able to get some good work on the court even able to get some good work on the court after elliot morning meeting and we'll build up over the next two days. Going into the lakers. Next game as they meant to be for thursday on the road against dallas mavericks effect. They have two consecutive games yet. The barracks at the downtown dallas is home court
Lakers Fall to Knicks as Turnover Problems Persist
"My goodness they put on a passage clinic tonight in how not to throw a post-entry pass. They threw the ball everywhere but where it needed to go in that was sure frustrating. Yeah, and you know the Knicks they are they are incredible defensive team actually and you know, it's kind of it's it's nice to see Julius Randle playing so well off the same time. You don't like to see him. Obviously, you know, this was the Julius Randle Revenge game. We had kind of made reference to that in a really kind of turned into that. But yeah, as far as the big man Montrezl Harrell Draymond Green were effectively almost neutered and I I mean, I texted one point Rez looked like he was getting abused by Taj Gibson, you know, and you know, they were they just thought I'd like to you know, one point in me if the games to Lance was doing commentary. I don't know if you got that version, but I wouldn't like to see if the Lakers went really small to counteract the what they were doing on the interior, but then right after school and said that actually Frank Vogel decided to bring Casal and so for mantra so they went the the other route blood no matter what we looking at the page. Whole game I'm I personally I know a lot of people might be upset. But I personally am giving the Lakers actually a pass on this one and
Biden announces orders to 'curb the epidemic of gun violence'
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Los Angeles Lakers Defeat Toronto Raptors
"Is the Lakers Nation live postgame show in your Lakers just picked up a much-needed win against the Toronto Raptors dominant performance. The three pointers finally start to fall in love to see that the game got a little bit Scrappy we're going to talk about what happened there dentist router what's going on some, you know a little bit of a confrontation with Coach Frank Vogel all kinds of stuff to dive into tonight joining me is Matt Peralta from lakersnation.com Matt, so nice to be able to come out here and talk about a win especially given the the current situation. The Lakers are in in the Stanley Cup. Yeah, I'm happy we need wins right now. We we need to take them. However, we get them Toronto was one of the games I scheduled that was scheduled. I was like, oh the Lakers should probably win this one especially since they're so short-handed that came out and did just that so, you know, I feel pretty good that we're treading water and that's all you know. I said going into this game that just like the game against the Sacramento Kings because this was a winnable game that inherently makes it a must begin because frankly the Lakers are going to have games where they just don't have the Firepower to keep up with some of these other teams. For example, we saw that against the Clippers the other day but tonight being a winnable game. They had to come out approach it as a must-win and I feel like they did the energy on both ends of the floor the execution and was on a different level and that was so great to see to see them step up coming off that loss to the Clippers. I was really pleased with what we saw will get into all the different players because there were so many guys tonight. Like I'm already having trouble. Yeah figuring out who the next man up award is going to go to and not because like on Sunday, we're there just wage. Many options tonight there were two there's too many options. There's so many guys we could give this to Yeah, you you heard the the players talk after the blowout loss of the Clippers that they needed emphasized ball movement and mad movement. I think you saw a lot of that in the first half especially the first quarter where they just decided to blow the doors off the Raptors by shooting. Well from Beyond The Arc it was really impressive to see if
Los Angeles Lakers Scorched By Miami Heat
"Lakers do lose to the Miami Heat. Oh Alex Caruso had a chance to tie it up at the buzzer, but misses the shot was not an easy shot by came up just short gruesome misses and the Lakers do fall to the Miami Heat LeBron. James had a bit off of an off night and we have to remember of course Dennis Shooters still out and not going to miss two more games. They are really struggling to get offense going without him. And of course Anthony Davis out as well and he'll be out for at least the next four weeks or so, which will take him out all the way through a little bit past the old star breaks up the Lakers clearly struggling clearly undermanned and we got a lot to talk about because there's some rumors popping up about what the Lakers might do about it and some people that they dead Try to bring in so a lot to break down joining me tonight. We've got Chris the Masterpiece Masters Chris. How you doing, man? I'm okay disappointing disappointing loss. It was it was a weird game. I know we're going to get into all of it. But you know, there's the world we live in when you don't have off Anthony Davis and then to a compound things you don't have demonstrated or who plays a big role for our team. So 12 plus tonight. Yeah, let's get on here. I think that the schruder think really is it's a big deal. It really is. It's a big deal to not have him out there because of what he brings in terms of the skill set his ability to get into the paint his ability to run the offense. You can just see it when LeBron is not on the floor. I mean, you're you're you're hanging on the edge of the cliff and you're just praying that your drink it doesn't give out and you just tumble over the edge. That's what they're doing right now when LeBron's not on the floor, it's like it's like Frank Vogel is just constantly watching the clock one. Can I put it back in yet? Can I put them back in yet? Because any minute that LeBron is not on the floor the Lakers offense looks dead. Lately lost because they don't have anybody that can really be a threat off the dribble. They can get into the paint and do anything from there. And and so it's a bit of a mess. They're just trying to hold on for dear life reminds me a little of the Lakers bench Squad last year except right now. You don't have Anthony Davis to help claw you back into games either. So it's that's certainly a challenge and Dennis Schroder is going to miss two thousand more games. No, he did test negative for covid-19 will do to contact tracing he is out for two more games. So this is going to be a couple more games where the Lakers have to grind it out without some really key pieces here.
Los Angeles Lakers go in short-handed and fall to the Brooklyn Nets
"Lakers dropped the game to the Nets got blown out was not pretty wind up losing this one. It was 109 2098. Ouch out not good. We're going to break down exactly what happened and put a little bit of context into it. What does this mean for the Lakers moving forward now that you've lost this was a game that a lot of people look forward to a lot of people had this game marked on their calendars did the Lakers maybe not and there's a lot of different things for us to to get into here the team didn't play. Well, there's no question and we'll talk a little bit about that. But I think where we need to start is that the Lakers were down two starters and yes, it's fair to mention that the Nets were also Down Kevin Durant. That's a giant loss. The Lakers were down Anthony Davis age. A giant loss. They were also down Dennis Schroder and I thought that was a bigger loss than he would be on most nights because the Nets defense is so poor. I think schruder would have had a very good game tonight. Just living in the paint getting to the rim creating Havoc. He would have made a difference out there for the Lakers certainly, but unfortunately was not able to go do to contact tracing with all the cobit stuff going on. So, you know, that was that was definitely unfortunate. We certainly didn't get the kind of finals preview matchup that people have been thinking we would get from this game because you're missing those star players. I don't think we got a very good representation of who the Lakers are as a team. I also don't think we got a great representation of who the Nets are because they're so different with Kevin Durant, but we did find out that the Nets love to shoot lots and lots of threes and make a lot of them tonight. Let's finish the game shooting just 46% from 3, but that doesn't tell the whole story. They were 50% or better for almost the entire game. It was until the end that they dropped off doing a great job generating open Thurs. And the Lakers Defenders were struggling to get out there and get a hand up and they were knocking them down. Joe Harris ridiculous 647 from 3 for 21 points. I said, this is a pregame video game. But one thing that they couldn't do was allow another guy to get going if Kyrie gets his points if James Harden gets his points you're going to live with that you're going to try to make life as difficult as you can on them, but you can't allow another guide to get going in and this game Joe Harris certainly did again dropping 21 points and then you gave up 15 to Timothy Loma Carrboro 2015 points to TLC not great. They're from the Lakers side of things LeBron. James had to pretty much do everything 32.8 board 7 assists 33 minutes glad that he only played 33 minutes. No reason for you to burn him out in this game when it was clearly won. The Nets were going to win especially once they got into the second half LeBron 146 from three three of six from the line, okay? One of the only other guys in double-figures was sixteen and ten. So we got a double-double Montrezl Harrell with ten points. Nobody else really did a whole lot out there. Nobody else did did much on the offensive end. You had nine points from k c p but just 145 from 3 West Matthews who started and played some shooter 144 shooting o of two from deep in 24 minutes Mark assault eight points did shoot for 3:00. So I'd like to see them in four to five threes a night did shoot for hit two of them. So you'll take that but the Lakers on the night shooting just 27% from 3 that slide from behind the three-point line at one point. They were third in the NBA in 3-point percentage and they have dropped dramatically since then and in fact last game they were up just about forty percent from three against the wolves and that was the first game in a while they'd been even better than league-average from deep and that's usually about thirty-five thirty-six percent tonight shooting just 27% That's with me rounding up. That's not good enough that will not get it done 6 a.m. Turnovers on the night as well. That's not a good sign either pretty much everywhere things could have gone wrong for the Lakers. They they really did ten offensive rebounds compared to 8 to the Brooklyn Nets. The brake pads are terrible rebounding team. That was a place where the Lakers needed to dominate 24 free throw attempts for the Nets compared to just 14 for the Lakers each and every spot along the way where the lake she really needed to win that particular area free throw attempts 3-point percentage turnovers, the Nets came out on top and because of that they won the game and wanted thousand Ali so I wouldn't be taking your questions and comments, but I guess before we get into everything. How much do we really take away from this knowing? There's no Anthony Davis knowing there's no Dennis Schroder knowing that the Lakers how many times tonight did we see the Lakers throw out lineups that we've never seen before with five men groups that literally have not played a single minute together yet. Not played a minute. That matters and I know we get some people who say it always but you can't make excuses. You can't you know, you have to go out there and win every single game. I'm just telling you what happened in the game. We saw the Lakers defense breakdown thought that was the Nets offense was really good part of that was the Lakers energy wasn't there part of that was also that they were playing an unfamiliar groupings and defense being something where everybody has to be on the same page. You get defensive breakdowns like this when you throw a line up together add necessity, I don't blame Frank Vogel here. You have no shooter. No Anthony Davis your entire rotation changes and you're winding up throwing out these kind of bizarre lineups out on the court and that's going to create defense of break that breakdowns. It's going to lead to open looks because you guys aren't used to knowing exactly where they're going to switch off their defense of responsibilities are it's a tough situation to be in and so I don't want to make excuses for the Lakers energy. I think they should have played with more energy with more Pace should
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Anthony Davis Disappoints in Lakers Loss
"Season You Look Tonight five of ten from the free throw line and a game that you lose by a point. Yes. That is the first step you're going to look at and that is frustrating. If you look at the rest of a stat line, he was fine 23-point skateboards to assist brought suck. If you're watching this game and you look at the stat line, this is one of those games where a d stats maybe don't live up to the way he played on the floor particularly the way he really got torched by Joell embiid a number of times. This is where the Lakers really needed Defensive Player of the Year Anthony Davis to step up and do something against your will and be instead and be puts up 28 points gets to the free-throw line thirteen times. In fact, I'm at the point where I'm about ready to move called Joel embiid Center Harden. I think that's what we should call him at this point just sent her hardened because that's basically what he is when you see his moves on the offensive end. He does the exact same thing shoot his lungs out. Look for someone else's arms are flailing to and then go from there, but it works for him. He had a nice night and I thought he'd beat a d a little bit too easily on a number of possessions. David's just hasn't quite had the energy that we've expected to see out of him again. The shooting on the night wasn't bad. But oh of three from 3, remember, we were told early in the season that Frank Vogel wanted him to shoot off. Five 3-pointers per game that is definitely not happened. And in the Lakers three point shooting tonight was an issue in general. But Anthony Davis just didn't have the game that you wanted to see out of him. You wanted to seem really step up and have a big night against a guy like Joel embiid who talks a lot who was talking a lot to a d during the game a guy who is in a candidate for MVP. I think LeBron James should get it but service is a candidate there this early in the season and anything he Davis I just didn't see that big kind of effort out of him that I think we need to see