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"wes unseld" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"I mean, you've seen on TV but where she was in the Western Conference, So we only go up against him a couple times and a year and we see the break The Wizard Sorry whether he was in Houston or Oklahoma City, So I had a very high opinion of what he was what he was doing, but, um, you know the rebounding stat in the fact that he almost gets triple doubles. Here the other night. We had one before halftime. Uh, you know, it really needs to be appreciated. He broke our franchise record for most three pointers in a career. You're getting Darryl Walker had it. Over four seasons, and he did it and 30 some games. So, um, his the rebounding? That's the one that really impresses me. He's not seven ft. Tall. And it just he It's his desire. And want to on every play. Now there's the old thing. You know, your biggest strength sometimes is your biggest weakness. I mean, your problem with him. This year has been, you know too many turnovers. But then again, a guy who has the ball that much any player has a bullet much is gonna turn the ball over. But it it was turnovers air out of want to where he even wants. He wants to make the play and again with the situation we've had this year and I was just talking. You're wonderful play by play guy Tim Roy about you know, you lose certain players the injury of times. It puts more pressure on somebody like a Russell Westbrook. Now he's morally bankrupt. The elevation sensation, not us, So I'm glad to get that. That's where he got that lunch. Um, you know, so Russ comes in the in the trade right before the start of the year for John Wall and shot wall in the rocket ship coming in. Tomorrow night worries have back to back home games. Um Take me back. You mentioned about Beale sign the contract and he's not looking to jump. The feeling we got around the league was that there was a little friction between the two of them. Between Beale in wall, You know, how would you categorize that? And then because they did acquiesce to some degree and they traded John Wall and bills. The guy Because everybody's got, you know, trade scenario. Where John what? Bradley Beal is traded. Dave, Do you think Tommy Sheppard and ownership there in Washington at some point? In the off season will seriously have to entertain trading Bradley Beal I don't personally, but I don't annoy others that put a button on that It is, as we know things. Things can change in the NBA, but just just knowing Bradley commitment to the franchise commitment to the The city and again, it's It's not just a lip service s O. I don't I don't get that sense. And I also even though this season is not going away, the journey was supposed to go. In some ways, way always know is going to this was not going to be the wizard's air here season. They were not going to arrive on the scene and jump to the next level. So I think you know, Bradley do that that this was, you know, you get a Russell Westbrook. You know, we're still we've got young players. There's a young team. This is this is still a building process, So I think he's very much in the Wizard's future plants to the point When you know Tommy Sheppard recently we required a couple players, Daniel Gap it and Chandler hunches and, you know, he's a guy that Tommy Tommy goes to Bradley and talks about trades and keeps him very much and loop, so he very much is The face of the franchise. I don't I don't see that changing in terms of, you know, I just know with wall and deal when when they were both healthy and primarily, your deal had been healthy. And so this year tell briefly just what he's not missed a lot of games this year, but actually just at the recent injury, But Those two were together on the court. It was some fun stuff, and I think about 2017. We're so close to the Eastern Conference finals. Just one game away, and you think it's really coming in Wolf? Unfortunately, couldn't stay on the court through injury. And, as you know, in Golden State is a smudge is the old cliche about every team goes through injuries, etcetera, etcetera. You certainly you lose certain players to injury. You're just not as good Johnson, the voice of the Wizards, You go ahead. I was just gonna say, but in terms of I don't get too caught up in through a friction. Whatever we sell the story, Wes Unseld and Elvin Hayes he two of the greatest names and not only MBA history, but bullets, history did not get along at all. But they've wanted NBA championship. Is that true? I really didn't know. Yeah, No, that's that's true. They were always on the court. It was great, but they were not, you know, And they would. But again, I think also is teams really just like officers like you and I work in. Or, like people listening this working you don't you don't mess with your best friend is not only always your co worker, and maybe you don't. Necessarily jive with him Eccentric center. But when it's when it's show time, and we're trying to get the job when you get the job done sometimes your host before our radio show it again. You can't stand him well, waiting to bring that up. Because, believe me, we fake it. Don't talkto. Don't let me talk. Don't talk like that. Uh, what guy that intrigues me Just because the war is I know we're interested in the rookie Denny Avea. I know it's off to a slow start. He's a young kid. He's a bit likewise when he's got a lot to learn. But from some of the flashes I've seen, he's a guy that I think as a future. What do you think? Yes, And and But you don't so just hit the nail on the head is is I think we need to all appreciate. What a great lead the N B A is. There's billions of people on this planet and we've got the best 500 basketball players in the world. That means, you know, congratulations or whatever you did at whatever level somewhere else. It's it's there's going to be a learning curve. It Z. You know, It's like the old people saying, You know the MBA. There's no defense. It would. No no, it's not about the defense is about those players are that good? You can still play the best defense and they can still Uh, score on you. So, um, you know, he is is definitely got so many things going for him, including his. You know, his basketball D A and his background and and you're coming. He's only 19 years old. But, um, you know, he's been a pro since he was 16 and playing in Israel and in the Euro League, So what's going to help his growth? In the NBA. Playing against older men is nothing new to him. That's what he's done His whole life as he's always had to play above and above a level and kept achieving to the point where he's a 16 year old professional..
"wes unseld" Discussed on The Free Agents
"I've got to go on TV. That is hilarious. We should. That's the next thing unflavored gum. Yeah, we're adding for ad aches. But not. Must not be chewed during the National Anthem Impossible that you if you put in your mouth the national. You get electrocuted. That would be a great video for blocker. Charge right? There guy who got electrocuted. So I. Know You were close to wes unseld. Yeah, the Great West unseld who recently passed and You mentioned him in your in your article. What did the WES UNSELD mean to you? man he. He really just taught me so much about. About basketball, but he's from my hometown or my home state He played around the time my dad was playing and then for four years. He was my coach in Washington. And, West had a real rough exterior. If you look at John Thompson, you know kind of intimidating if you didn't know him. Both of those guys John and West. Could, be. The couldn't be in western. have been a sweeter person. Big John's one of the sweetest guys you'll ever know. I mean Seeing seeing their human side and seeing West as human side was one of the best things I've I've ever experienced. He experienced things buried different very differently growing up in this state as like you know the next great thing. I grew up in the state with very different experiences than West had grown up. Exactly the same way as the next great thing and being able to share those things with him. Talk About Race and children, you know. His children were high school age when mine were just being born. things about fatherhood and. Just a great man I'm GonNa Miss. Him I, didn't get to know him. Obviously through basketball watching him play. But everybody sort of like John Thompson interesting. You brought him up just always good words about once West sold so One ask you about that before we go. Are Let, you I'll let you go. You probably gotTA do some. Maybe, some stretches before Saturday before your walk, you keep in shape, actually keep in shape I'm back in the pool now. I I. It was hard there for a couple of months. They'll man you know. The Gym's closed and all the pools were closed so. I was having to walk. You know you get used to your routine and swimming. My routine I'm back in the pool now I feel much much better. Like our producer here J. D. J. D. getting back in the pool. There we go. There, we go, JD. Get them laughs and baby. GotTa do my butterfly there you go I. Stay I, I. Don't I stay away from butterfly I do back breast and free. I don't do butterfly I swam as a kid competitively and was really good at the I am men Kit. Fortunately Butterfly was not last, and I was a great breadth breaststroker. Kids would catch up to me on the butterfly, and the not is a smoke of in the restroom. Well we'll let you go rex, I know we can direct people to your twitter campaign. Is there anything else out people's attention to? No not really just. M- mainly. pay attention to this. This black lives matter stuff you know. We. Basketball's a tough sport to to have. Racist it's tough to be a racist then or be racist and be associated with basketball at a at at an older level. I feel very fortunate. I'm very appreciative of NBA Family and my college family and all the guys I grew up with and just I mainly I. Just WanNa be there again. We can only be so woke. Man, we don't. There's no way we can get it. Be An ally for all of our friends and brothers and sisters. Who who we know FOR NOT WHITE? The, ally! It's it sorry and blocker charged Thursday nights live ten o'clock. Let's go adult swim DOT COM. On Swim Adult Swim Dot Com. Yeah, they'll swim get the APP. Get to get it on your TV and trust me. It's terrible thirty minutes,.
"wes unseld" Discussed on The Lead
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"wes unseld" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Stand out both the Baltimore and Washington bullets Wes Unseld passed away the age seventy four of five time all star MVP of the nineteen seventy eight NBA finals family says he had been dealing with many health issues recently including ammonia big ten commissioner Kevin Warren forming an anti hate and anti racism coalition in response to the death of George Floyd is invited athletes coaches and school staff to join him at the NFL requiring all of steam's old training camps at their own practice facilities due to the Wuhan virus multiple reports also say teams will not be allowed to Joe hold joint practices Lotto numbers your pick three zero six zero your fifty four zero six five eight and eight thirty three tropical weather on the threes trump products used on delays on the beltway around the southwest side were single lane each way on the inner and the outer loop right in I. ninety five in the area of the Aransas southwestern Boulevard tractor trailer on fire the clean up is going to take a while I'm talking about another hour maybe two hours or more as a step continues to be the problem so single lane right shoulder on the internet coming up from Washington Boulevard the outer loop the ramp to ninety five in southwestern Boulevard are open to trying to take the beltway towards Washington Boulevard and down to the parkway you'll be in a single lane and you're coming behind the scenes I'm Chuck would occur with traffic and weather on the threes on talk radio six eighty WCBS the calendar says June but it feels more like July with this heat and humidity and that's what we're dealing with the rest of this week one or two thunder showers possible this.
"wes unseld" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"So much to this basketball team he had left his body out there on the basketball court for the bullets you know it takes playing would west to realize what current west was the rock of the team's gotta do all the dirty work and and and allow the other players to shine people respected that people understood what was going to help the team win underneath there wasn't anything Wes could do he was a beast around the basket unbelievable hands great outlet pass to rific rebounder but the one thing that he had said intangible such a warrior he was just a great leader and a great captain I once was a consummate professional great leader a wonderful family person incredibly bright just a wonderful wonderful person to be around Washington DC is the nation's most powerful most important community and Wes Unseld was the most powerful and most influential figure in the sports world in Washington it was on sale last character in his character infused a franchise for more than a decade Wes Unseld seventy four years old love watching that guy growing up I loved watching him spectacular player and even more spectacular man dead at the age of seventy four.
"wes unseld" Discussed on WTOP
"Morning once again here short while the NFL continues to move towards opening facilities which could come by the end of this week the next step is going to be training camp and Roger Goodell issued a memo to all thirty two teams making two adjustments to this year's training camps the league has decided the teams must hold camps this summer at their main facilities because of the corona virus pandemic and there will be no joint practices this year the NFL and the NFLPA decide to keep the teams at home because they want to limit travel and the risk associated with maintaining two facilities there are still nine teams that camps at different sites including the Redskins who've been Richmond every year since two thousand thirteen this year was supposed to be the last we'll see where it goes from here Washington basketball lost a legend on Tuesday bullets legend Wes Unseld passing away one of just two can be a player to be named rookie of the year an M. V. P. the same season will chamberlain was the other one so let the bullets to their only championship in nineteen seventy eight an interview in two thousand seventeen he knew that seventy eight team would be special maybe half a dozen games before we were to jump into the playoffs everybody was healthy at that point right there I think we knew there may be somebody that could do this but they had a jobs four days work ahead of him and so but I want to be a GM and a coach of the bullets he was seventy four years old George Wallace thirty two before two still ahead this early Wednesday morning for you right here on WTOP a Confederate statue is suddenly taken down in old town Alexandria I'm Michelle Basch CBS news update ignoring a few large number of protesters out on the streets near the White House it was just over twenty four hours ago the demonstrators were tear gassed by police for presidential photo op every every policeman.
"wes unseld" Discussed on The Kevin Sheehan Show
"We've had a great relationship with Pat Ever since he was in Baltimore with the Orioles, we went out to dinner one night at at a little Italy and Polish off a Shitload, a wine and we've been tight ever since. And I guess what I finished my screenplay, finely all right. Yeah, so so so let's it I know you. You know a lot of important rich people in the movie business. So I'm I'm hoping that you're going to be over to help me out with this thing. You know. I'd like to read it I. I'd like to make sure it's not like threat level midnight here I'd. The make sure it's not a Michael Smart, special. I WANNA make sure it's professionally done, and then I'll help you out I. CAN'T I? Don't know anybody that can help you out. I'd love. I I'll. I'll get copy I forget it registered I with the writers. Field of America to make sure nobody steals it, and then I'll get a copy and is that what is that what you do to protect it is that? Yeah Yeah Yeah. How did you even know that? I mean I know that for years. I mean look I wrote a couple of short stories, thirty or forty years ago, that wound up getting bought to be made into movies. For very small price and they never got made. But so I knew that from back then. I just have that now interesting. good luck with the move. I'll talk to you on Thursday. All right bought healthy. We're done for the day I'll be back tomorrow..
"wes unseld" Discussed on The Kevin Sheehan Show
"More. I didn't say that I said he had. He has fueled it. About about about the atmosphere, the pandemic and people being locked up and people losing their jobs and stuff, and I tell you what else has contributed to it. We could use a lot of rain in these cities the last couple of days. All weather if it didn't porn down in defeat last couple of nights, I don't think you've seen the same thing. It is a lot coming together here. I mean it's it's these are. I mentioned this story yesterday. Because I'm pretty sure I told you this story. like a year ago I got into this argument with family member, who was absolutely convinced that these were the most divisive, most polarizing scariest of times this year year, and a half ago and I said come on man, eight half of her cities were burning down. We had a civil war in this country but fast forward a year later not that he saw this necessarily coming, but you know the first major pandemic in almost one hundred years, or over a hundred years and. This sort of sitting powder keg that's exploded in the wake of something that everybody agreed on like. You would have been one thing if you had people out there defending the police actions. If you had people saying we gotta and see, there's context there's there's a back story here. We gotta wait. No one was saying this. Everybody watched that video in. Everybody heard that poor man. Ask for his breath. Tell him telling him he can't breathe. Crying out for his mother. Is just awful. What Derek Show van in those other officers? Did this man awful and at the same time the unrest in our cities? Now you know over the last several nights is unfortunately the behavior of to me. Criminals Opportunists who really for the most part, don't give a shit about George Floyd. And that's got to be stopped to. Yet does. Yet does but not I mean, but but I mean the images the image that we saw. Of Trump yesterday walking over to the Church and before that the police chief from accounts. Wearing out a peaceful group of permits up protests know. No your accounts. Okay, I know where your accounts come from. There are a lot of different accounts on that including three specific warnings to cleared out because you had in a curfew that was imminent. You know three different attempts to cleared back you had you had a couple of scuffles? You had a lot of FTP chance you had water bottles. Being hurled into that situation, it was not a bunch of. It wasn't one hundred percent across the board peaceful people that weren't told to move in stone. Not. J that's like it's not one hundred percent of people of police officers who decided to punch out a cameraman Yeah I got I got in the way, right. It was one. Yeah, just just like it. Wasn't you know in this particular situation?.
"wes unseld" Discussed on The Kevin Sheehan Show
"Jump things are indefensible. that's said. He was thrice with third degree murder, and I think that's problem to water. And he was charged with that because and the prosecutors probably right. He, doesn't he or she don't think they can get a conviction on on a first or second degree on second degree murder. They don't think they can I mean because have been other juries and other cases where they've been unable to get convictions murder convictions, so he went for you know the bottom of the rung manslaughter and third degree murder because and he's probably right. I'm assuming it's a man could be a woman. I forgive me if I'm wrong. Wrong that they're probably right that that's their best chance of getting a conviction based on the history of juries, being unwilling to convict police officers, and it's at prosecutors, being unwilling to put forth strong cases because prosecutors have to work with police officers. It seems like once the motion would be. There should be a special special attorneys group in the Justice Department on a federal level that is brought in to prosecute these cases in every jurisdiction of the country. The prosecuting the prosecutor's office works to close the Police Department to early nate them. Yeah well in this particular case, the FBI is in. Yet you know they're the DOJ. There is going to be. There is going to be a federal charge coming more likely than the federal charge, but I'm saying it's always difficult for local prosecutors. Because of their close relationship with the police, it should be on the book as a standard anytime. This comes up. It goes to a federal investigation. I'll tell you what. I. Don't think if they had come out the two days later with a first degree murder charge. It would that it would have stopped a lot of what we've seen on the bad side here over the last several days. Well. I don't know if you even if they I charts the other three cop wise. I don't think it would have stopped this book part of it is. Part of it as the guy in the White House. Look I have a problem is well I. think he is an absolute. Horrible leader and narcissists are never good leaders in crisis situations we want. I think everybody understands that. It's always about them, not about us. That's the problem we've seen that. Over the last three and a half months with that said we've had these situations over the last several presidents Democrat and Republican presidents. You know loved. Presidents despised presidents popular president's unpopular presidents. I will grant you that. This particular issue is unique in a lot of different ways. Starting with. We were all in agreement. There was. Total unanimous, this guy's a murderer. He needs to go to jail and so do the people that stood by and watched it, and since then it's devolved into an unbelievable situation that is by the way Tommy. Come at a time where we have horrible, you know unemployment job loss, desperation people out of work people who've just gone through a a two and a half to three month lockdown. There's a lot at work in this one a lot of it and I'm not going to dismiss the impact that the man in the White House has either. He's divisive in his rhetoric. This this speech on twitter on Saturday was cowardly. All right on the you. You will not get me to defend him at all, but you're not gonNA. Get me to defend the people out there smashing. Setting Fire people either and act like it's based solely on on the guy in the White House it's. Much.
"wes unseld" Discussed on The Kevin Sheehan Show
"Okay so you only bet on Games You're not so sure of it. You don't really believe that that's hyperbole now you. Know you don't. You're you're smarter than that? You sound like Michael Moore. Percent Look I. I don't believe that for second personally and I don't believe that you actually believe it but whatever. Do you keep saying I. Mean how hoping is so you're telling me I don't believe what I'm telling I. Don't care if it's insulting. You insult me all the time with what I think actually what I say. I. Don't think that you really believe that. He would stand there with armed guards around him and refused to lead the White House. I think he would really. Yes okay I believe you then. It's just a stupid thing to say I. You know here's The issue about what you talked about earlier. Which I'm glad to hear you. You know not be one of these people that believe that everybody's peacefully protesting and that there is an other stuff going on, because there clearly is I mean. You know wake up this morning and I and I see four police officers in Saint Louis shot by protesters. And windows smashed fire set stores looted New York. You know rioters in Seattle, throwing rocks and fireworks in I also had to sit there as I'm watching the. The the them clear out that area last night at Lafayette Square for the the stupid walk to the Church by the president and I'm hearing everybody. Tell us tell me how peaceful the protesting is, and I'm watching some big tall blonde. Do take a swing at a at one of the cops right in the background. Know this peaceful protest. You're watching. You're watching the to WHO's getting pushed that away for doing nothing but protesting. Did you get a picture that guy before the cops started pushing them back I don't I I know that there are definite examples of people of police officers being overly aggressive and being out of line with respect to handling these protesters, and I've watched and I've seen the protesters, and there are lots of them that are absolutely there for the right. Reasons. You know mostly good intention. People who are angry and demanding change once and for all you know and at the same time in every single one of those groups that I've seen. There are people who are antagonizing provoking ill-intentioned people who have other motives amongst the majority of good protesters. I think it'd be an awful job, not an easy job for these police. Officers who were there and they've got this incredible job Tommy Right? What are their responsibilities? The responsibilities are to number one. Up Hold and protect the people's. You Know First Amendment Rights to peacefully assemble in protest while simultaneously having the responsibility of protecting the safety of those people and the people around him. It's not an easy job. I I. Don't know that I've seen only a peaceful protest at this point I mean. How peaceful is it? When the front row of these peaceful protests are people chanting FTP middle fingering the police in chucking water bottles, Adam I mean that's the examples of the peaceful protests that no, it's not. Samples of all the. No, it's not your sample. That's what I watched. That's been what I've seen on TV. I'm selling their walking. Fans No, no, no I watch everything I'm watching all channels. Okay well, you gotta here taking notes on all of them. Yeah okay listen. That's standard for cops. Has To be much higher. That's part of the problem. The problem is cops have to have the intelligence and the integrity to have a higher standard,.
"wes unseld" Discussed on The Kevin Sheehan Show
"If you from sal inside look at yourself in the mirror in the morning and stayed that a couple of times and see how that feel. You? Know I just think Oh, the two weeks old. I would give the benefit of the doubt to Trent Williams, and a lot of cases honest with you I. Don't believe either of them. I would definitely give the benefit of almost anybody else. In the case of Bruce Allen, but I just with that whole incident last year I just knew a lot trusted a lot of the information that I had, and I don't believe any of them like I i. actually would lean towards the Redskins, being a little bit mischaracterized by the entire incident with that said whatever it's the Trent Williams, thing were beyond he did of Giggle when rappaport said that you know he couldn't believe that. The redskins ultimately just got a third and a fifth when a lot. Lot more was offered in trenches. Laughs he also, he also said that San Francisco was really the target for him and his agent for you know going back even before the draft because there were some rumblings about Joe Staley retiring and Trent wanted to be in San Francisco and he mentioned Kyle and Mike. He said Mike's around a lot. You know with the forty niners and Christopher stor and Mike mcdaniel and a lot of the former coaches. He's like I. Just really I was always comfortable around those guys, and that's where I wanted to be. anyway last thing before we get the all of the events of the last several days. I want to hear what your opinion is. I have no idea what you've been I. If if you've even had a chance to weigh in on it, but this baseball thing the owners now mulling a shorter season of fifty games I don't know if you followed this. That's the news out of. Jeff Passan, who's been all over this story from the jump? You know the players were at one hundred and fourteen. The other day in the owners are essentially saying the more games we play, the more money we lose. We're up for fifty games schedule and we will pay you. Your entirety of your pro rated portion of your salaries would equal like thirty percent of their annual salary for fifty games. We're at seventy percent for the hundred fourteen game schedule. It would appear to me from afar that they're still so much distance between players and owners that there's not this is not a lock to get done. Now it's not a lot, but I think the owners ultimately. Will Cave under the pressure of of the the scenario of having the NBA Nhl Start.
"wes unseld" Discussed on The Kevin Sheehan Show
"Opposed to starting to play ball in in September? Yes because September would be training camp. So I agree with you, but he really. He shot it down. He said no chance like they have a date in, so you know part of me. Believes that you know while he says he's really ready and and ready to roll that. Maybe you know they've got a timeline on the rehab and they're not gonNA. Push it back earlier. Than they wanted to, there was something else to just wizards related I'm real quickly. that I didn't get to on the podcast yesterday. There was a report out from the New York Daily News over the weekend that Brooklyn. The Nets have reportedly had internal discussions about trading for Bradley beal, which would pair him up with durant and Kyrie Irving next year and beal in an interview. Friday on ESPN, said quote. It's not the first time I've heard this kind of talk. It's interesting to me. I look at look at it as a sign of respect that I've been doing good things in. In Guys WanNa, play with me. That's an unbelievable feeling when you hear that Kyrie and Kevin Durant want you that Shit's amazing at the same time. You don't know how much there is to it or how easy it would be to do, and I've put down roots in DC and I've dedicated myself to this town. This community I love it here and it would feel great to know that I could grind out winning here instead of jumping to another team, but I'd be naive to say that I. Don't think about it when these stories come up. closed. Quote here had some. Out Comments About John, wall, he said my biggest thing right now is that I wanNA. Play with John Again I. WanNa see him. Get back to the level where I know he can be especially since my games grown so much while he's been out. What can we accomplish together? I'm so happy. He's healthy working his tail off. He's looked great before the the pandemic you know quarantine. He said I was super encouraged when I saw him. Participating in various. You know activities and and he said the few practices that he participated in with US change. The whole outlook of our team closed quote. Man! I don't even know what Brooklyn could give the wizards. The Wizards are not going to trade Bradley beal, but you know. I I've mentioned this to you in the past and is that you don't win an NBA Championship in the twenty first century without a top five player on your team, so if the goal is to win a championship. The wizards aren't going to win one because they don't have a top five player on their team. You know. I, what I agree. I went through the library. Yeah, I and. The thing about the NBA. Is. As, opposed to football or even baseball I think. To some extent. It's so hard to turn around.
"wes unseld" Discussed on The Kevin Sheehan Show
"All right there are there couple of other things that I that I wanted to get to before we get to all of the events of the day I wanted to mention that I had John Wall on the radio show this morning Tommy before wes unseld away actually recorded it yesterday, and then we played back today But you know this NBA plan potentially for a restart to the season, which may only include twenty two teams I. Don't Know How much you've read about it. But basically they're going to take teams that were in the playoffs, or were within earshot of the playoffs, and they're gonNA. Let them participate in some sort of shortened regular season, and for the for certain teams like the wizards who were on the outside, looking in, give them away to play their way into the post season through some sort of short you know round Robin Tournament. There are a lot of different ideas of how it would work. But I asked John Wall yesterday I, asked him. If you know how healthy was and he said I'm one hundred ten percent I'm I'm ready and I said well. Now that you know there's the possibility of the wizards, playing may be in playoff games. You know a month from now, will you play? And he said none. I'm not playing until next year. You know I wanna I WANNA get a restart to the season you know. That's that's what we're shooting for I. Don't want to mess up. You know what was going on here and I said well. You know everybody's sort of restarting here. You know by the time this thing starts. It will almost beat the amount of time. That's typical of an off-season. Starting from scratch, it's not like you're going to go back to March eighth or whatever that day was in. Say Hey, the same exact group. It'll be four months. You know you're right. You're right I. mean you know I mean? How much difference is there him starting to to play ball insulated by as.
"wes unseld" Discussed on The Kevin Sheehan Show
"People who were close to West Rave about what a loyal friend she was, and that was the same thing with Eddie. Murray, but you didn't get that from the outside. Looking in that this was such a compassionate caring guy. was that the same thing with Jason Worth? I now taking worth who's just an asshole you but to tease teammates didn't think that. No it's teammates didn't think that I I. Don't get the same impression that's as the word was beloved by everybody by by the janitors who worked at at the stadium, like West was by. You know the the lowest worker at the arena. Yeah? You know one of the things when I had fill on and I. You know you and I had fill on and I know. We've had these conversations in the past, but you know. Elvin was not Elvin was difficult. You know in like of of of that. You know of those three guys like there was the era of the. Before Bobby Dandridge got on the team. Where was three stars? You know the bullets had Elvin Hayes Wes unseld and Phil. Chenier you know all three were stars Phil. Chenier was a star. You know in the NBA, and then when Phil started have have the back problems. Bobby Dandridge was signed and. They WanNA title obviously very because they added Bobby Dandridge, he was the key missing piece. In those title teams in the title team in the team that lost in the NBA Finals and seventy nine, but but the you know. Wes was beloved to your point Elvin was really difficult in elven had problem with everybody fill, and and wes but Phil Phil. said that you know. When they got on the court, it was all business it was all professional and Elvin was a major pro, said the biggest problem with Elvin Hayes. He was very insecure. You know and he you know he just he. He felt like he never was getting enough. Credit and people. Were you know thought? Thought more highly of other players than him, but anyway this is about wes unseld rest in peace Wes unseld, one of the greatest really one of the greatest sports figures players in the history of this town. He's a champion. He's a legend. He's considered one of the fifty greatest players in the history of his sport and then obviously his post career as both coach and general manager didn't go quite as well. You know here now. They're always today. I've always talked about that the second act when they go bed. You have a generation of fans that grow up with that as the impression and I always a disappointment. You know it happened with my Flanagan in Baltimore. it's it's happened to some extent with with Doug Williams. Yeah Yeah. Definitely although he didn't have, Doug never had the control over the organization at West did. You know by the way one other quick thing I mean the relationship between Poland Wes unseld was truly. You know according to people that knew you talked about loyalty. Boy Was West's loyalty, Poland and vice versa father and son relationship. Yeah, it really was. Yeah? I mean if people who knew West. Where very loyal to him. It's like the people who knew Eddie. Murray were very loyal to him and outsider didn't get that. They just didn't get that. By the way, the other quick thing about West unseld. For his entire career, he was listed as six foot seven and I remember that sort of like Barclay because Bar Barclay also was listed as six six or six seven, but he wasn't sick. Seven I think West's even admitted this at what some point that he was much closer to six five that it was a program height, but think about that he was. Listed, at six, seven played center, he was a true center in the NBA. That is incredibly short to be a center, but he was such a wide body. And have it. You know you know that at at the basketball guru and I'm being serious. Here I mean I'm being serious actually. rebounding is not about height. No, no, it's! It's about timing position and and smart. and effort. In basketball rebound! saw. Is, as much about heart effort, as it is about other things, but yes technique positioning all of that not to mention. He had great hands. Great hands for a bigger you know less mobile kind of player anyway so wes unseld passed away got on unjust. Never forget those. It's a sad. It's a sad day for. Sports fans do I mean because I mean what fa I mean. It's another Kevin. It's another chapter gone in both of our live. Yeah I mean I don't like to think of it. Don't but. I am surprised. I really was surprised to learn that he was only seventy four years old. Did you know I mean? Didn't you think he was older than that? I'd never gave it much thought,.
"wes unseld" Discussed on The Kevin Sheehan Show
"Time West was probably the most feared the guy who I if somebody hits you on the back of your head. And you turned around swing. And you saw with West on south. You pull back. I I love all those stories like I. I was looking through sort of the toughest guys tough iskoe. NBA Player listen. There's a bunch of them and I see west, and some top tens and top fifteen top thirties or whatever you know, Nate Thurmond is on the list in just Rick Rick. Mahorn was definitely a tough guy mcdaniel, yes, good one definitely tough Guy Charles. Oakley Oakley definitely. Well three. It had legendary 'cause I know we're talking about West. But well as had the legendary fight of all time, where they were playing the Lakers in the mid sixties and There was a guy name Rudy. I forget his last name be played for the Lakers and he was, he was considered a a real dirty player, and he did something to well as. During the game and Willis went after him, and the Guy Iran's at a Laker bench, and will basically fought three or four guys on the Laker bench at one time, and they all scattered. Look up the video of it. It's on Youtube. Consider wondering the legendary vice of all time. He has basically wiped out the Lakers. And but they were cut from the same cloth. Seven West they they they were. They were cut from that same intense. Take, prisoners mold and It's interesting when I was talking to West for that story, and I was watching during a practice back. Then you know one or two questions. I asked them was. I bet you wish you had you on that team. You know and he said I think I'd be better if I had willis on that team now I think of Wes unseld I didn't know well. I knew him a little and I hadn't talked to him in probably decades. but he was a lot like Eddie. Murray Personally right very reserved, but but but did he have the same reputation among media members that Eddie Murray had. I don't know if he had the same reputation, but he was pretty unapproachable. In a lot of ways, heritage. Thing what I mean by that is Pity out to outsiders. They didn't know what he was like. The people who he was loyal to who was friends with extreme loyalty. Extreme, Friendship I mean you know.
"wes unseld" Discussed on The Kevin Sheehan Show
"Was GonNa get, too so the story of the the fourth, and what turned out to be the final game of the seventy four seventy five season, it was played the capital center. Golden State's got a three nothing series lead in by the way the thought was phil mentioned this. They didn't think they routed a series down three nothing. They still felt that they were the better. But Rick, Barry's putting together. You know an incredible series and he's dominating the bullets. He's outplaying the stars. Elvin Hayes Wes unseld and in before game four Mike Reardon. Who was the the bullets small forward he was a Knick to you? Remember him with the Knicks he played. He played with both Willison wet exactly my career. His nickname was bags Mike Rewritten was essentially the guy given the responsibility to take Rick Berry out of the game as in knocking him out physically, and that's the. The way basketball was played back then, and the plan was that reardon was going to try to agitate and get into a fight You know an intentional fight with Rick. Berry and game both tossed from game. Four will really gets in the fight and attacks, Berry, and Al Attles was the coach of state will before the Game West apparently was given the responsibility of Al Annals pre-written said I'm going after. Rick Perry I'M GONNA TAKE HIM OUT WEST AL's coming off the bench. You've got him. Engineer told the story about how Al Al Aduls was the head coach of Golden State and was a tough tough guy as you said and when reardon gets into the fight with Berry, and you can see this. This is a youtube game. You can see west. As Al. aduls come sprinting off the bench step in front or rear. And is Chenier, said it took every ounce of the strongest man in the Game Wes unseld strength to keep. Allah handles away from the skirmish. Als. L. Adults got tossed from that game. He got kicked out of the game. which golden state eventually won to clinch the NBA Championship in Washington but Al Adams was not on the floor to see it. He was back in the locker room. Berry by the way did not get booted from the game. He stayed in the game and ended up with you. Know another good game in Golden State won the game and swept the the bullets, but. Listening to Chenier, tell talk about unsettled been given that assignment and West is like man als, actually a tough dude like he's really like who were the tough guys of that era like I know Clifford Ray and Mo- Lucas who played with Walton. Maurice Lucas in in Portland was bought Bob Lanier a tough guy, right? Yeah, these were all all tough guys you know but Westwood West. What's probably? The most feared a of that.
"wes unseld" Discussed on The Kevin Sheehan Show
"They had such tremendous respect for each other. I, mean this, this was this. was you know like like two great fighters? You know like being like you know having a friendship that lasted all their lives because of the war they want, and that's it was like with with Willis Reed and Seinfeld, I mean I mean you. You could not I can't think of anyone that I've ever come into contact with those basketball. That doesn't have respect for West on sales, incredible respect for WES unseld. You know for me. You know growing up with you know the bullets of the seventies in remembering, all of those games is really you know among my first memories as a sports fan, certainly the early seventies when the bullets moved from Baltimore to DC and Tommy, I was not a bullets fan when they were a Baltimore team. I don't anything really about the history of the Baltimore, Bolliger. During that you know the the early seventies before Washington actually got an NBA team, you know it was college basketball and I was a huge Maryland basketball fan, and that's all I cared about. It was the Redskins in Maryland basketball that was basically it, and then the bullets moved to DC in seventy three. They were the capital bullets that first year, and I was immediately drawn to them was a huge fan in part tommy, because unlike the caps who were an expansion team. The bullets moved to Washington and they were good. Championship contender and so you know that first year I'll never forget the first year. They were here seventy, three, seventy four. They played the Knicks in the playoffs in a in a seven game series, and they lost in game seven and I remember being crushed by that I'll never forget like I can remember my friend Jon Adkins John. John was a good friend of mine, and we had a sleepover at his house on the night. If game seven and we were both huge bullets, fans and And they lost game seven and the season was over, and it was the next season that the bullets were really good. They won sixty something games. beat the Celtics in the Eastern Conference. Finals than loss to the warriors in four games and one of the biggest upsets in NBA finals history the next year. They lost in seven to Cleveland the year after that. That they lost in sixty Houston and then came seventy, seven, seventy, eight, and I was looking this up before the show started, my memory was that West was much older than he actually was during that championship series, and that's why I guess. I'm surprised that he was only seventy four when he passed away this morning I would have thought that he was older. He was only thirty one years old in that seventy seven seventy eight championship season and by the way he was great during the playoffs. Remember when we had the conversation last week about Elvin Hayes may have been the week before, and I said to you I think one of the reasons that people don't give Elvin Hayes as much credit as maybe he deserves is he wasn't great in the biggest games. In their biggest series and he wasn't, but you know who was west was. Wes always came up big in in game. Seven at Seattle clinging to a two point lead West, who is not a good free throw shooter, you know. I don't know what his numbers were during his career. I'd have to look that up in fact I'm going to look that up right now. I'm just curious. What his free throw shooting his career free throw shooting percentage with sixty three, so not great, but in the seventy seven seventy eight season he was a fifty three point eight percent free throw shooter that stinks. And yet at the end of game seven in Seattle, clinging to a two point lead with twelve seconds to go west, got fouled, he went to the free throw line, and he knocked down. Two free throws to give them a four point lead now needed back then time. He was really one because there wasn't a three point shot, but he knocked down both of them with Elvin Hayes on the bench who had fouled out, he got the MVP, and he deserved the MVP of those NBA finals in then. Beyond that what I remember about Wes unseld is I just remembered this incredibly imposing physical specimen you know and he he was a he was the definition of you know a not talking and letting his play you know, be seen through his actions. He was an actions person, not a not a mouthy person at all. He was one of the most feared players right. You'll remember this more than I. He was one of the most feared players in an NBA era of feared players. No absolutely not the guy that you want it to mess with. You didn't want to trifle with West on so yeah. No No. You know what's interesting in this article that I wrote You know I, you know. I won't read. This phrase called. The the will to win is what throws him and Act West about it. And West talked out and echo call the. City he said competitiveness is something that you can't you can teach. But there are some people who have it and some people who don't intensity. I think that's something you can demand on the court. Otherwise, you're not put on the poor. That's the only way you could look at it. He was intent Oh man. He was intense, but you could never. You didn't notice it based on his demeanor. He had this scowl, but you know he didn't smile much on the court at all, but he was so He was so soft spoken. You know for such a like so I. Don't want to forget this. These these thoughts that I jotted. Jotted down number one greatest outlet pass in the history of the game. That's what he was known for for. Those of you that don't know wes unseld. He West unseld had a signature play a signature thing. It was his out two handed overhead outlet. Pass all right Kevin love impersonated Kevin Kevin. Love's middle name is Wesley is father played with West unseld named him gave him the middle name of. For Wes UNSELD and taught him. Wes unseld to hand over hand outlet pass. He was known for that. He was one of the best screen setters and pick centers in the NBA. He was a very good passing big man. He was a dominant rebounder and was certainly at. Points in his career a big time score as well never. You know a huge score like Elvin. Hayes but His. Rookie year, right and Baltimore. He was the finals MVP and the NBA regular season MVP gets the first. Happened and rookie. And Rookie of the year. Prior. He wasn't the fine, no rookie. Your MVP, my find my fear and. Threat though. We've done but done one other time. A, who? A history I forget who who was. But I mean. That's a rare I. Guess that's what I meant to say. Yeah I meant to say rookie of the year and MVP in the same season that first season in Baltimore, but I wanted to tell this one story that Phil Chenier. And I were talking about when I had phil on the radio show last week or two weeks ago and we were talking about West, and I asked him to talk about West's in Elven in an in and you know what people should remember about him because it was just off of that list Tommy of the ESPN's top seventy four players of all time. West was fifty on that list. Elvin Hayes was forty four and He told the story which I have seen in, and I've heard told before about game. Four of the nineteen seventy five NBA finals, golden state with Rick. Berry, against the Washington bullets, the heavy, prohibitive favorite, just coming off in. Eastern. Conference, finals win over Boston. The bullets were supposed to sweep the warriors. The warriors were surprise team out of the Western Conference, and still to this day and I've mentioned this before I. Think it's the single biggest odds upset in NBA Finals History the bullets. Remember that that that that Golden State team with Clifford Ray. And Jamal will right and the coast was Al adult talk about another tough guy. Well, that's what I was GonNa get, too so the story of the the fourth, and what turned out to be the final game of the seventy four seventy five season, it was played the capital center..
NBA Hall of Famer Wes Unseld dead at 74
"Asking ball hall of Famer and long time Washington bullet Wes Unseld passes away at the age of seventy four on sale was the Baltimore bullets first round pick in nineteen sixty eight he helped lead the franchise to twelve straight playoff appearances including four trips to the NBA finals and the nineteen seventy eight championship W.