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Fresh update on "westbrook " discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:57 min | 19 min ago

Fresh update on "westbrook " discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News

"Settle for less than a hunt to Ben Ray B. Alright Sean Baseball's trade deadline coming up tomorrow and all signs pointing towards the Nationals trading Max Scherzer, the athletic and MLB dot com reporting the Nats on the verge of completing a deal with the Padres now given his seniority, though, shares there would have to ultimately sign off on any trade. Meanwhile, shares are a winner today and what was potentially his final start with the Nationals not split a doubleheader in Philadelphia took the opener 31, then below To a seven lead in Game two. Phillies rallied to win 11 8 Nats have now lost 17 of 24 NBA multiple outlets reporting the Wizards working on a deal that would send Russell Westbrook to the L. A Lakers. Westbrook reportedly wants out with the Lakers as his preferred landing spot. An on campus 14 SEC schools voted unanimously to invite big 12 members Texas and Oklahoma. To join their conference. Ben Ray b w T o P sport, We still have a couple of storms popping up in the region. We get you the check on it Next. 6 47 Dave Preston. Here we've all dreamt about coming to bat in the bottom of the ninth.

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Greg Knapp, New York Jets Assistant Coach, Has Died at 58

The Odd Couple with Chris Broussard & Rob Parker

00:17 sec | 6 d ago

Greg Knapp, New York Jets Assistant Coach, Has Died at 58

"New york jets assistant. Greg knapp has passed away after a bicycle accident last weekend in northern california the had been offensive coordinator for the forty niners. Raiders had worked for seven different franchises but nap was struck by a car in the last week and never regained consciousness. Greg knapp was fifty eight years old.

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Fresh update on "westbrook " discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM Show

WFAN Sports Radio_FM Show

01:43 min | 36 min ago

Fresh update on "westbrook " discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM Show

"I've been calling radio stations for spent 15 years to share my opinion and share my belief and Bennett. It's nice to be recognized for passion that my wife teams Not only completely unnecessary but borderline insanity here, Sack Gilb. It is the sack Help show on CBS Sports Radio. Yeah. It's nice. You know, my wife just always yells in there when I'm freaking out over Ohio State, But you guys embrace me. That's good stuff Mike from Abilene, Texas. Alrighty. The big news so far today It looks like Russell Westbrook's go into the Lakers. Ryan, are you in agreement with me there? That this move I look at it all right. It could help them in the regular season, right if you need to give LeBron tonight off, you have another superstar. If you need to give a DNA dolphin has another superstar. But I just don't really see the fit. You still need shooters to get in there and I look at this Lakers team and I started off the show by saying this Still look at this Lakers team as long as LeBron and a deer healthy Then I like their chances. But if LeBron and a D one of them aren't healthy Do I look at Russell Westbrook and then think, Okay, He could be that filling guy that goes out there and takes the Lakers not only to win a championship, but just to get to the NBA Finals. I don't And you see some of the other options that are out there right. Russell Westbrook's a better player than Chris Paul Russell Westbrook is a better player than Kyle Lowry. But the fit of Chris Paul and Kyle Lowry would have been better in Los Angeles. But it looks like the Lakers are just going for the big, sexy name here. And what's weird to is that to your point like those to the Chris, Paul and Karla are both for agents. You could have signed them for free and then try to maybe bolster the team in a different trade with With Kyle Kuzma and mantra sell like the buddy. He'll trade that was rumored and get more shooting. Instead, they kind of To use those guys to get Russell Westbrook, who does not solve their shooting issues. Sure, he's a ball handler and LeBron wants to pay off ball more, But as you know, is he a willing passer? Not exactly. So it's Yeah, I feel like it Almost despite the night, I would agree with you that there still title favorites. It's almost like they made him worse. Not better. And I saw Robin Lundberg, who also hosts there on CBS Sports Radio. He's a big NBA guy. He put this thought out there. Well, now a D will be playing the five duh. LeBron will be playing the four. You have Russell Westbrook in the backcourt. You just need to go get more shooters now. When we get into the final the Lakers they get into the final five minutes of the game, even if that's kind of your approach, and that's your thought. The game's on the line is the ball in LeBron's hand, or Is it in Russell Westbrook San? It's in LeBron's hands. Well, let's be real here. And if LeBron is passing it up Is LeBron passing to Russell Westbrook. Or is he passing to Anthony Davis? He's passing Anthony Davis down Wall. Or he still needs someone that he could pass to. That could knock down the shot because I don't trust what Russell Westbrook in the final. 23 minutes. If I need to hit a game winning shot, and LeBron does have tendencies to pass those up and my trust and Russell Westbrook, I'm not This move to me. It's a head scratcher, right? And you even asked it to me and one of the on sides all sides the last two weeks, he said. Should the Lakers acquire Chris Paul or Russell Westbrook this off season because of all the reports, and I said all sides and I disagree with because I thought the guy that probably would fit the best. Would be Kyle Lowry. And now they're making that trade to go get Russell Westbrook. From what it seems. We know another teams trying to make a trade. And that's the Philadelphia 76 ers. Ben's not talking to them. The sixties are trying to get ahold of him bends not returning any of the phone calls. We knew that Ben Simmons was going to be traded and right away right when the season ended. Did say to be fair the You know, I'll say when I'm right. I'll say what I'm wrong. Even though it had all the writing on the wall without Doc changed his tone and his tune and how Joel Embiid put blame. Deservedly so on Ben Simmons. You know, I looked at Ben and I thought, okay, I could see them keeping him around for one more year. But I then thought And I did say this. If he was around for one more year, then that would be his final year in Philadelphia. The moment I started to change that was when the woes report did come out there. And they said that Rich Paul, who's Simmons, agent He doesn't want to get traded. But they started to have talks about his future and if it would make sense to work together to find a trade the moment that happens, let's be real. That's Ben Simmons not having one Ft in the door. One FT out. Both feet were out the door and the door. Hit him on the ass. On the way out. The question just becomes Why don't you gonna trade him? Would you agree with that? Ryan? This is no longer a scenario of if Ben Simmons is going to get traded this off season. It's just when he's going to get traded this offseason. When and who? Because it sounds like the sixties of throwing options out to everyone. And right now they're going a whole lot of no. Well, they're not realistic and I get it. This is still early in the process, and there's been some reports that maybe he gets traded tonight. Would be surprised if he gets traded tonight because here's why the Sixers asking price is so big and I'll get into what they just recently asked, right. The Golden State Warriors. We told you the other day they wanted, like four first round picks and three picks swaps with the San Antonio Spurs. Would you think because of how high the asking price is right now from all these other reports, and I'll tell you what they asked Golden State for In just a moment that that would make you believe. That they're trying and you should try to get as much as possible. But since that's not realistic, they don't feel any pressure right now to get a deal done, and that would make me believe. Until they kind of lower down what they're asking for in return that would make me believe that Ben Simmons is not getting traded tonight. Yeah. Unless Let's it go from like 100 to 0 really quickly, Right, moron. Right. Holy smokes. Hey. Oh, you only 14 1st round picks and three picks, swaps or a guy that doesn't want to shoot. Yeah, Okay, We got a good psychologist. We think that psychologists could find a way to make Ben Simmons shoot even though Ben Simmons doesn't want help from anybody or Ben Simmons doesn't want anyone telling him what to do because he thinks he's God's gift. On a basketball court hears from Keith Pompeii. Sixers are asking the Warriors for Andrew Wiggins and James Wiseman. If that was just the details of the trade. You think that'd be fair, right? Because Wiggins, of course. Is someone that can help them out. Offensively, It's that ideal. And then James Wiseman is someone that many thought would have been the number one overall pick in the draft last year. And then he obviously barely did not play at Memphis. Because all the ridiculousness and all the antiquated rules of the N C double a It was just Wiggins and Wiseman as that was the starting point and maybe another pick. That would probably be fair. Like one of those lottery picks. You would think that would be fair, right? Yes. Yeah, Like if I said to you, Wiggins Wise been in the seventh pick in tonight's draft. Would you do that? If you're Philly? Oh, yeah. Okay. You would Well, here's what the.

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"westbrook " Discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed

Skip and Shannon: Undisputed

08:27 min | Last week

"westbrook " Discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed

"What's that the lakers are reportedly looking to upgrade their roster with a veteran point guard and one name that has got internally as russell westbrook purple and gold would need to work out a sign and trade to acquire the native and former mvp from washington and the team has explored if a deal centered around in the shooter cal kuda and teach tea and would do the trick. Crisper sards still with us. Chris would westbrook work with iran. Eighty and the lakers not at all. That would be an absolute disaster. Such a disaster. That i can't even imagine israel i mean it has his name come up in discussion. They discuss all types of players. But no this is no look i. I've said it many time. Russell westbrook is going to be iconic twenty five thirty years from now people are going to be talking about him like we talked somewhat about the big. Oh this guy is a triple double six two six three for four seasons five seasons whatever it is being but no he is not a fit all lebron james both of them about dominant. We know the brown wants to get off the ball a little more. He's getting older. He's been off it a little more than ever with the lakers. But the only way lebron really is comfortable giving up those duties is if he feels like the other guys are smart decision maker by. He will give him up to chris. Paul does he trust the decision making but that's not his strength russia's not known for making the smartest decisions with the basketball and then if lebron has the ball in his hands now is not a spot up shooter. He's not catch. Shoot right it. It would be a disaster. Air russ wants to play fast. He's best play in fast even in the half court. He plays hectic. Lebron was to play a slower more deliberate game as though this would not be a fit at all again. I i can't put much credence into this at all If they're looking at a veteran point guard the one. That'd be looking at his. Chris paul russell westbrook and we talked about this earlier cruise. Paul would be a better fit. Mike conley would be a better fit for the lakers. The russell westbrook cow. Lowry would be a better fit. Lonzo would be a better fit for a d. and lebron then russell westbrook now. I'm not saying these guys are better players. The two things can be true. Rosen the better player. But they're the better fit and you mentioned catches you only eleven percent of his shots. Last season came all catching shoot thirty percent on those neither three point shots level. That's actually a little better than usual. Like maybe he should be a catch and shoot shoot where there's always the three the terrible three. He's only a thirty one percent career three point shooter. He shot thirty one thirty two percent last thirty one point five. I just don't you right kris. We'll we'll discuss teams will discuss all different type scenario. Well what do you think about this. What do you think about that. But then you realize well you know. We probably shouldn't put rose with lebron if chris paul riquet get chris paul. Liz look at my carly. Liz look at cow lowry. My malcolm brodmann is not nearly the player there. But i believe you've a better fit for those two than what russ would be okay. I'll go i'll go. This far would suggest that. Russell wilson would be a better fit and russell. Westbrook wilson even play pro basketball right. He is a quarterback right. Okay so i want everybody to sit back for a second and understand. All three of us are saying this would be a horrendously bad idea. And we're talking about a lock first ballot hall of fame in russell westbrook who has done things. Statistically that even the big oak couldn't do robertson because for the last five seasons for the last five russell westbrook has averaged a triple double in three of the last four. He has led the league in assists and he's also a two time scoring champ and a three three-time total assists champ. And what's not to love. Except he's the ultimate solo act in. I've never seen him again if he were the point. Guard for the lakers. Would i watch. Yeah with tv ratings. Might even though they might even go up for the lakers because everybody would be looking for the train wreck right but in the end as great as statistically he's just difficult to play with and he is so ball dominant that he is often led the league or been the top two or three three no well and turnovers in usage. Because he's just gonna have the ball in his hands way more than lebron would be comfortable with and all you need to know is the guy who i think is still the best player on the planet. Kevin durant had a three to one lead with russell as his co star over golden state. And when they blew it he chose to join forces with golden state. Because in the end he decided. I just can't win a championship with russell. Westbrook is my primary decision-maker because russell dribble the ball to floor every time and choosing my turn your turn and finally kevin set. I just can't live with that. Well neither could lebrons neither. Could anthony davis because even at thirty two last year he averaged twenty to twelve and twelve and led the league in assists. But it would not fit with the lakers. because he's bull in china shop. He's he's so bullheaded he's just going to try to run through the wall and make things happen. That would drive lebron out of his mind and he's ninety million dollars over the next two years. Yeah i look like. I said i think he's a great here to remember would he. He left houston. He needs to be rusk now if he's going to be. James harden james harden went to the knits is. I can't play with the nets. Like i played in houston. Did rose go to adapt his game to that skill. I mean there'd be a little chance that he wanted to because he gets go home and say okay. Maybe this is my shot here. I don't know cut his jerry totally that even. I don't even think i don't think he could adjust his game was he's not going to become a shooter right if he's just out there kind of being a pedestrian point guard running the office. He's not gonna be himself. Here's the category. I put him in. And i use this word in the most positive way i can i. He's like this spectacle he's just an individual world win. Yeah like and. I put him in the category with alan iverson and pistol marriage. Both of those guys are comic right iverson. It took larry brown and all time great coach to just say look. I gotta build this team around this unique player. Just a bunch of grinders defenders. Jump shooters got rebounders. Guys who can't create their own shot and don't want to and that's the only way we can win with alan. I was in and if you look at his career that's really the only year he had any real deep playoff success in any goes even play in denver with carmelo. Anthony davis beaten the first round. Then he goes to detroit and he couldn't adjust his game play with those guys and that's when his career began to fizzle and pistol. pete. I mean again. He's iconic we all know about pistol pete and how great he was. How flashy was but i- guys former players tell me remember. He was named the top fifty player. Right and i have one tell me. He questioned that because he said looking pistol pete when he went to teams they got worse and when he left teams they got better. He was in individual amazing spectacle to watch but did he really helped teams.

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Fresh update on "westbrook " discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM Show

WFAN Sports Radio_FM Show

02:31 min | 48 min ago

Fresh update on "westbrook " discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM Show

"I would love to see Damian Lillard win a championship with the Portland Trail Blazers. But eventually you have that moment whether you want to admit it, or you want to deny it. Where even though your intentions were to stay in Portland be loyal to Portland and win a championship. Being the guy in Portland with the team that believed in you, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, right? Eventually there's that moment when you say, Well, I can't win here. And that moment for Damian Lillard did occur when he was scoring 55 points in a losing effort. Carmelo couldn't hit a shot. You had Robert Covington missing a put back Dunk C. J. McCollum, whose his number two right He's as Robin. If Damian Lillard is the Batman he's stepping out of bounds couldn't even keep his foot inbounds. He's missing shots and in a crucial situation. So that moment for Damian Lillard changed his view and finally made him say, Well, I can't win here. Most of this team makes a drastic change. Then I'm not going to win here and I need to go somewhere else. I want to win a championship for Bradley Bill. He's got to know at this point that he's not winning a championship with the Wizards. So then why do you want to stay? That's my question. This team with the Washington where is there as we all know there like a laughing stock. Right dinner. We're close. Give him credit for Go get in Russell Westbrook. And now they're getting rid of him. And let's be real. Anyone that actually believe that Bradley, Beal and Russell Westbrook was going to win anything? Remember that deal went down? Oh, you got to watch the Wizards, They could be a surprise team. What Come on. What are we talking about? So, Yeah, I want to say Bradley Bill. I admire what he's doing because he's staying loyal. He's trusting the process. He's You know, trying to stay with this team. But then I go. Don't you want to go to a much better organization or don't you want to go to a much better spot? And even if he got traded to Portland, right? Have you put Damian like that would be a good fit. You put Damian Lillard and Bradley be on the same team. If you're Damien Lord, That gives you a reason Tuesday when there's not a lot of reasons why you would want to stay right now. How about Bradley Beal and I guess he doesn't want to get traded. So you won't get traded. But who knows these things they vacillate by the day. Philly. Miami. How about Boston? Or maybe even Dallas? At least give your chance. You know, at least give you a shot to have a chance to at least think that you're going to win a championship in this league. Because with the Wizards The only championship that you'll see. As if you go buy a ticket or get invited in. Go watch the NBA Finals because you're not gonna be in the NBA finals with the Washington Wizards. So craziness in the NBA to start off this Thursday show. It looks like Russell Westbrook is going to the Lakers. It doesn't do much for me. It still comes down to the health of Anthony Davis and LeBron. I don't think it's the best fit. It's not great. It's not horrible, but I just go. Okay. The Lakers still need to do more, even though Russell Westbrook is a great player, and you would have thought with Russell Westbrook if he does go to Lakers that Bradley Beal Would be on his way out and he would get traded somewhere else. Well, according to reports right now, for some reason. And I feel like I'm reading an onion article. When I keep on saying this on the Air Bradley Beal wants to stay in D. C. It is exact help show on CBS Sports radio. We know it's over for Ben Simmons in Philadelphia. The question just is what are they going to treat him? There was one deal out there that got rejected. And Golden State rejected it, and I still can't believe that Philadelphia had the audacity. There's one thing to ask her so much, but are the trade demands for Philadelphia? Even realistic at this point for Ben Simmons will get into that next. Jay Farner here, CEO of Rocket mortgage and rocket companies. Last year, we saw historically low mortgage interest rates. What you may not know is that interest rates are already starting to increase, and it's likely that trend is only going.

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Navy Blazers, Stripes and Flag Scarves for Team USA in Tokyo

AP News Radio

00:49 sec | 2 weeks ago

Navy Blazers, Stripes and Flag Scarves for Team USA in Tokyo

"The U. S. Olympic teams uniforms include navy Blazers stripes and flags scarves for the team USA flag bearers Ralph lloran has designed a special jacket we've added cooling technology to the jacket so just as it looks classic it's infused with a modern technology David Moran Ralph Lauren sign says it's a personal air conditioning system and a roomy white jacket former Olympic fencer Peter Westbrook tried it on my push this button I feel the air conditioning or fans in my back and I can feel actually the week's current fencing team member Daryl Homer says this jacket will come in handy for the long opening ceremony it makes everyone feel really special and makes people feel is really well designed the team USA athletes will also be wearing striped belts made of recycled plastic water bottles I'm a Donahue

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Fresh "Westbrook " from The Rich Eisen Show

The Rich Eisen Show

01:32 min | 1 hr ago

Fresh "Westbrook " from The Rich Eisen Show

"Three tonight. As awesome. The wind picks up love to win. You know you try to you saying out of the sun. And then the flip side of that is you might get A little wind in the shade, so Hopefully, it doesn't the biggest news of the night as far as the NBA draft. Probably has almost zero to do with anybody who is actually drafted tonight because minutes ago John's Terranea of Stadium. Oh, that's going to be bad. That one is going to be terrible. John's Terranea of Stadium is reporting. The Washington Wizards are engaged in conversations with the Los Angeles Lakers. Or a deal that would land LeBron and a D. Russell Westbrook. Tom says that the trade would send Kyle Kuzma mantra as Harrow contagious. Caldwell Pope. And potentially the Lakers 22nd pick in tonight's draft. Could go to Washington in exchange. Russell Westbrook. You had the feeling that the Lakers we're going to lay in somebody. My guess was it was going to be Chris Paul. There's been some talk about buddy Hell. Quite I'm not going to say that we're getting Russell Westbrook will be better than greeting Chris Paul because I don't believe that to be the case. But you add Russell Westbrook. With LeBron and with Anthony Davis. And the most that you give up is Kyle Kuzma. This is why people hate the Lakers. This is why people hate really good franchises, and I And why are the Lakers good beat? The Lakers are good because they used to be really good. And they're in a high profile market. I don't know that their organization is a great organization. Because they are the Lakers. They landed LeBron and once that happened, all the other dominos fell into place, Anthony Davis and now potentially Russell Westbrook. As well. So I take it so I actually take back what I said about the Nuggets. They must get a difference maker because the Lakers are going to get Russell Westbrook. And maybe even buddy else. Um See, this is why like You go back to the Milwaukee Bucks. And the way they went about things. And the biggest thing that stood out to me. With the way.

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The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

51:23 min | 2 weeks ago

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"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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Fresh update on "westbrook " discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News

WTOP 24 Hour News

01:00 min | 1 hr ago

Fresh update on "westbrook " discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News

"It's time to play deal or no deal. A couple of D C sports stars could be on their way out of town. We'll start with the Wizards. Multiple outlets reporting the Wizards and Lakers engaged in trade talks that would send Russell Westbrook to Los Angeles. Westbrook reportedly wants out Lakers his preferred landing spot. ESPN reporting Wizards would acquire a package from L. A, including Kyle Kuzma and a first round pick in tonight's draft. Meanwhile, multiple outlets reporting the nationals on the verge of completing a deal that would send Max Scherzer to the Padre Shares are in the final season of his seven year deal with the Nats. He'd still have to waive his no trade clause for the deal to become official. But all signs pointing towards a potential trade earlier today, gnats and closer Brad Hand to the Toronto Blue Jays, now to meanwhile, looking to sweep a doubleheader in Philadelphia, announce took the opener. They are tied at seven with the Phillies in the eighth inning in Game two NFL training camp. Number 17 for quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, his first with the Washington football team. It's been a good first few days just in terms of retention and the whole.

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Questions on Wuhan Lab Funding Must Be Answered

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

01:29 min | 2 months ago

Questions on Wuhan Lab Funding Must Be Answered

"I just happen to have standing by america's leading and favorite economist. Brian west brave. I trust portfolio brian. Good morning how are you you. I am excellent. it's turning into spring and summer everywhere. that's awesome. I just happened to follow a conversation. I just had with dr francis collins director of the nih about the funding of the wuhan institute of technology. And i'm not a scientist and i didn't stay at a holiday but if you give a grant to an organization are you giving a grant to everyone in the organization for all the research they are doing or can you segregate the funds effectively. Brian westbrook as an economist. In all my experience. I what i have learned is that you cannot beggar gate the funds. I'll just use one example definitely not as dangerous at least two health but in illinois We started a lottery and of millions of dollars every year that that was going to take it from people that were playing was supposed to pay for education. Well they they moved that money that education but they took away other money so in in the end Money is fungible. They spend it wherever they want. They promise all kinds of things but then when the doors are closed and no one's looking they do what they want.

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Embiid Leaves With Sore Knee, 76ers Lose to Wizards 122-114

AP News Radio

00:30 sec | 2 months ago

Embiid Leaves With Sore Knee, 76ers Lose to Wizards 122-114

"Bradley Beal led seven players in double figures with twenty seven points as the wizards avoided elimination by beating the seventy Sixers one twenty two one fourteen in game four of the Eastern Conference playoff series Philadelphia leads the series three games to one the seventy Sixers lost big man Jo Ellen be late in the first quarter with a sore right knee Russell Westbrook had another triple double with nineteen points twenty one rebounds and fourteen assists the seventy Sixers were led by Tobias Harris with twenty one Greg heist Washington

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Man Tackled, Banned After Running on Court During Wizards-Sixers Game

WTOP 24 Hour News

01:00 min | 2 months ago

Man Tackled, Banned After Running on Court During Wizards-Sixers Game

"The Wizards are gonna win this thing, it will be by the skin of their teeth were under three minutes to go. Dimitri and the Wizards. Now with 1 10 109 lead over the visiting 76 years of Philadelphia. This is game for MBA playoff series Round one Wizards down three games to none. So they gotta win or their season is over big production from Bradley Bill. He's got 26 points despite shooting three of 18 Russell Westbrook's got 16 points. 12 assists, 18 rebounds, dollars per tans and 15 points before he had to leave because of a calf strain. Six Your star player Joel and be left in the first quarter with the knee issue and knee injury and he hasn't played all game He's been out and the wizard trying to take full advantage again. 1 10 1092 28 left. In the fourth quarter. Philadelphia's up three games to none in this series, unfortunate incident earlier in the game of Fan tried to run onto the court was tackled by security. The word is this fan. It will be banned forever from Capital One arena and now is facing charges by D. C. Police

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3 Documentaries You Should Watch About the Tulsa Race Massacre

All Things Considered

02:06 min | 2 months ago

3 Documentaries You Should Watch About the Tulsa Race Massacre

"Marks the 1/100 anniversary of the beginning of the Tulsa Race massacre, one of this country's worst recorded incidents of racial violence. Starting on May 31st 1921 and armed white mob aided by complicity or complacent officials killed as many as 300 men, women and Children in the area known as Black Wall Street. Burning it to the ground. Numerous events are taking place this long weekend to mark the centennial, although disputes rose when particularly high profile event was canceled, reportedly in a disagreement over compensation for three elderly survivors who were supposed to take part. But other events are proceeding and there are lots of opportunities to learn more about this traumatic but consequential moment, including numerous TV projects. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans has picked three documentaries, which he says you should not miss. For a long time. The Tosa race massacre was the attack America forgot and obliterated Tulsa, Oklahoma's prosperous black own Greenwood district, also known as Black Wall Street. The riots by white moms was hushed up by local officials and overlooked in history books. But that is changing as several TV outlets mark the centennial with documentaries on the massacre and its aftermath. It's an effort educate Americans on a horrendous attack, which burned down over 1200 homes and killed between 103 100 people. Among the best and most cinematic of these efforts is the history Channel film Tulsa Burning the 1921 Race Massacre Co directed by Emmy winner Stanley Nelson and executive produced by MBA star Russell Westbrook. This film opens with Reverend Robert Turner, pastor of Historic Burn in a M E Church who regularly visits Tulsa City Hall with a Bible in a bullhorn, reminding residents of the atrocity You are standing in a crime scene referred Turner Pastors. The church where black people hit in a basement tow avoid white moms 100 years ago. He now supports efforts to excavate a local cemetery where victims of the massacre rumored to have been dumped in unmarked graves in passing the

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Russell Westbrook Incensed After Fan Dumps Popcorn On Him

Afternoon News with Tom Glasgow and Elisa Jaffe

01:00 min | 2 months ago

Russell Westbrook Incensed After Fan Dumps Popcorn On Him

Russell Westbrook: NBA Needs To Do More To Protect Players

Bob Sirott

00:18 sec | 2 months ago

Russell Westbrook: NBA Needs To Do More To Protect Players

"Dumped popcorn on him last night while he was leaving the court during Washington's 1 22 95 lost to the Sixers. Westbrook says he don't mind a little friendly better. That's not it. New York beat Atlanta, Utah over Memphis Hockey will get its first game seven

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Simmons Leads 76ers Past Wizards; Westbrook Injured

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 2 months ago

Simmons Leads 76ers Past Wizards; Westbrook Injured

"The seventy Sixers are up to nothing in their opening round series after clobbering the wizards one twenty ninety five Ben Simmons had twenty two points nine rebounds and eight assists one game after becoming the sixth player in league history to record fifteen fourteen fifteen assists I knew you know I six was the first game I noted in the system so expect me to to file my guys and get my guys shots they'll fall asleep a lot of times no I came down the floor and I did have a lot of masculine beat also had twenty two points and Tobias Harris added nineteen wizards guard Russell Westbrook left the game in the fourth quarter with a leg injury Westbrook finished with ten points and eleven assists Bradley Beal had a game high thirty three points for Washington which host game three on Saturday I'm the ferry

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Simmons Leads 76ers Past Wizards; Westbrook Injured

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:46 sec | 2 months ago

Simmons Leads 76ers Past Wizards; Westbrook Injured

"Points a game wizards go, Logan says. I'm not gonna say this is your fault. But the, uh well, you know what the Sixers playing good defense, the Wizards or not Right now, one of 7 to 83 Can the Sixers in control of this one just under eight minutes to go, Davis Bird thons fouling out of this game with you. No points, two rebounds. Russell Westbrook is out with the hurt his ankle. He has gone back to the locker room. Bradley Beal has 33 points. But this thing is pretty much over one of 7 83 Joel Embiid Ben Simmons each have 22 on the night for Philadelphia looking and take a 20 seriously before they come back to Capitol wondering on Saturday, which, by the way will be at the 50% capacity. So about 10,000 fans in the stands at the Wizard's going to need it is they're gonna be down. Oh to the

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Beal, Westbrook Lead Wizards Past Pacers 142-115 for East 8 Seed

Sports Talk with Jason and Ed

00:44 sec | 2 months ago

Beal, Westbrook Lead Wizards Past Pacers 142-115 for East 8 Seed

"Bar because I was looking forward to taking in the intense India action they win or go home matchup between the Wizards and Pacers. 1 42 1 15 Wizards eliminate the Pacers. By the way, the Pacers beat beat the Hornets by 30 and now the Wizards beat the Pacers when we are trained the sororities and there's a 60 point differential. I don't know Russell Westbrook 18 points. 15 rebounds on Lee eight assists so clearly off his game. That's work, but They will be Theeighties. The Wizards will and they'll take on Philadelphia in the first round. And Philadelphia swept their series with the watch. Is that are they swept their seriously in the regular season? Yeah.

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Tatum Scores 50 Points, Celtics Handle Wizards to Secure No. 7 Seed

ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP Show

00:29 sec | 2 months ago

Tatum Scores 50 Points, Celtics Handle Wizards to Secure No. 7 Seed

"Much alive as they move. Move on from the play in Tornado, 1 18 100 went over The Wizard's Tatum went for 50 as we mentioned outscored, Actually, Westbrook and Bill that doesn't happen often. During the season. At least it didn't happen often during the season, but he did a huge third quarter for him and the Celtics move on. They'll play Brooklyn now in the in the 27 matchup, and that first game will be Saturday night, ABC Game one. In Brooklyn. A little Celtics nets definitely some history there between

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Russell Westbrook Breaks the NBA Record for Triple-Doubles, Surpassing Oscar Robertson

AP News Radio

00:41 sec | 2 months ago

Russell Westbrook Breaks the NBA Record for Triple-Doubles, Surpassing Oscar Robertson

"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting Russell Westbrook breaks Oscar Robertson's NBA record for triple doubles Russell Westbrook of the Washington wizards became the NBA's all time leader in triple doubles Monday night passing hall of Famer Oscar Robertson's forty seven year old record Westbrook recorded the one hundred eighty second triple double of his career reaching the milestone with the rebound with a twenty nine remaining in the fourth quarter of a one twenty five one twenty four loss to the Atlanta Hawks in Atlanta Westbrook who finished with twenty eight points thirteen rebounds and twenty one assists missed a potential game winning three pointer at the buzzer Robertson's record long considered untouchable had stood since nineteen seventy four hi Mike Rossio

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Westbrook Ties Robertson's Record, Wizards Beat Pacers

News, Traffic and Weather

00:17 sec | 2 months ago

Westbrook Ties Robertson's Record, Wizards Beat Pacers

"Point guard Russell Westbrook is tying one of the all time greats. He recorded his 181st career triple double Saturday in the Wizards win against the Indiana Pacers with 33 points, 19 rebounds and 15 assists The feet ties Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson for the most in NBA history in

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Bucks Edge Wizards 135-134 to Earn Fourth Straight Victory

AP News Radio

00:31 sec | 3 months ago

Bucks Edge Wizards 135-134 to Earn Fourth Straight Victory

"True holiday scored twenty nine points in the box withstood a triple double from Russell Westbrook in defeating the wizards one thirty five one thirty four Jasen tentacle post court twenty three points before fouling out with one fifty four left in the box fourth straight win Bryn Forbes added fourteen points including a three pointer with two thirty three left to put the walkie ahead to stay Westbrook had twenty nine points seventeen assists and twelve rebounds for his one hundred seventy ninth career triple double but the wizard still lost for just the fourth time in their last seventeen games I'm the ferry

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Why James Charles Has Been Demonetized by YouTube

Pop Culture Junkie

02:07 min | 3 months ago

Why James Charles Has Been Demonetized by YouTube

"There's just one topic i wanna talk about. Its james charles. Spill it all over me girl. It all started in twenty nineteen win. james charles. Who is a makeup grew youtuber. He's been doing for years before that between nineteen A pretty big scandal for him. He partnered with sugar bear hair who is a competitor of one of his best friends. Taty westbrook vitamin company. Halo beauty and taty and james were really close like best friends and he went kind of against sir. 'cause he said i don't want to promote these types of vitamins to my teenage followers but went ahead and did sugar bear hair and taty got very upset about it. She came out with the video and she ended up bringing up. Something that happened at coachella. That james was making sexual advances to a instagram. Model named gauge gomez. Who is straight. He's commands that i'm straight. I have no interest in. James james is gave by the way. Let me just put that out there. Yeah just we can have some context for the story and gauge gomez said. He didn't want anything to do with the Pressure into sexual situations that he was very uncomfortable with which has brought me to what i want to bring up today. It started in february of this year. Twenty twenty one and a sixteen year old boy came out and claim that james groomed him and pressured him into exchanging of sexual photos over snapchat. James spoke out and said that he know that the boy was only sixteen. He said that he thought the boy was eighteen or over. I don't know how old but he said he was not aware that the kid was under age later that same month february three war males came forward about the same exact thing games was asking them for pictures. China exchange flirting text messages. And stuff like that. And of course james once again. I do not know that they were. You not know that all. Okay

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Curry's 30-point run ends

CBS Sports Radio

02:02 min | 3 months ago

Curry's 30-point run ends

"Out there that says rules are made to be broken. Well, records are made to be broken as well. Streaks are made to be surpassed or made to come to an end, and it just so happened. That Steph Curry ran into a formidable defender in Russell Westbrook as the Warriors air wrapping up their road trip on Wednesday in Washington. Steph Curry has to take on for the most part. The battle of the hounding the aggressiveness. Russell Westbrook and you know Russ is tenacious. I mean, The man's relentless He likes to prove a point. He likes a personal challenge. This was a game in which the Warriors were up big early. And then we're up by 11 in the fourth quarter. What got sloppy. And then the shooting went cold in the fourth and so very quickly, the Wizards were able to narrow the gap. They were definitely missed opportunities for the Warriors. But the Wizards were able to take care of. There's real rocking the cradle back and forth. I'll cut stores, right head down right block to the basket Bank and score bacon score because he runs by Russell Westbrook. Hello five as it was to fly high 1 14 1 10 with 55 seconds left. Bradley. Beal had 29 points in this matchup against Curry. Top two scorers in the N B A to start tonight, Curry had just passed. Bradley Beal Washington rallies from 11 down in that final quarter. But even in that last minute after the lay up with Dave John that you hear with Dave Johnson on the Wizard's radio network, even after that, Warriors got a big feel and Andrew Wiggins blew a wide open layup that would have tied the game in the final. I think it was the final 10 seconds I was listening to the game on the war years radio network.

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"westbrook " Discussed on The Jump

The Jump

02:39 min | 8 months ago

"westbrook " Discussed on The Jump

"Another step up them. Trying to change the entire organization. And i believe that james harden is next. You speak in the gospel. And i was get on your about your plain white wall would know christmas decorations. Let you make you because you spit. Yeah i'm i'm a letter. Make rates rate speaking of gospel but washington in my opinion. One big deal when you talk about russell westbrook a guy that already know. Scotty brooks has a great relationship with great relationship with them. Respect scotty brooks alone. Were rob a pack. Those two guys can hold accountable. And like richard said he's branded. Bill is going to benefit tremendously plan alongside russell. Westbrook like paul. George did a few years ago when he was in. Mvp conversation and now you have space in over there with david. Rutan's who's one of the most deadliest three point shooters in the game today. Young sturdy really hot tomorrow and all these young pieces you have a sparkplug off the bench and this smith a dog who they call on the defensive van and troy brown. So i like the makeup of the washington wizards team you add a russell westbrook or for oregon's into this ball club and guess what rachel boy chocolate back to chocolates. I do i've got you. Look you make a good point. Perk about russell. Westbrook being a known quantity rate they. We know what his faults are. We know what his strengths are. His injury issues are john wallis. Such an unknown quality fr so for the wizards having not known quality in russell. Westbrook that partnership with scotty brooks. I think really is going to be a strength for them. And for whatever reason. The john wall bradley beal partnership which has never worked great Isn't apparently something they want to continue with with all the reporting about wall asking for trade so even if you just got rid of way possibly contentious situation. That is a good thing for houston. This is a huge gamble because we have no idea what john wall is going to be john wall. Frankly doesn't know what john wall is going to be the injury history of guards in particular coming back from achilles. Injury is is not good so he will have to buck that. I do think for john wall. It is a good change of scenery the weight of everything that happened with him in dc. If he came out this season and let's say really played healthy and like his old self. He would be having to battle the expectations of not just the season but the weight of his entire history with the team and this way he has a fresh start as well so good for john wall. Good for the wizards. I don't know yet if it's going.

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"westbrook " Discussed on The Kevin Sheehan Show

The Kevin Sheehan Show

06:29 min | 8 months ago

"westbrook " Discussed on The Kevin Sheehan Show

"Here's forty three million dollars. While but with that comes a responsibility and that was that was a mistake that i don't think the organization You know it immediately. Put them into the motive if we can move on from him and this contract. Let's do it. Yeah yeah it did. And that's i mean again. I mean that's basically One in a list of issues that have come up with this guy that had made it easy for them easier for them to say goodbye to him so look. I'm looking forward to watching this basketball team. I can't say i felt back. I felt like that in a while. I i totally understand that. That reaction I also was. And i said this the other day i think that i i was interested to see if they were getting the the wall of two thousand sixteen twenty. Seventeen back and i understand. That could've been major wishful thinking But i because. I thought that john wall with this bradley beal and by the way davis bertans who really is A major threat. Offensively in in a better defender than people really understand. But i just kept thinking well. Batons i mean. He benefited from playing with beal. Wait till he gets a load of playing with wall. He's just going to have to get out in transition. Find his spot in. He'll get the ball But westbrook westbrook's had a few assists to over the course of career. Actually actually i think he's averaged eight assists a game over his career. Oh read that right. Mean he knows how to pass the ball around. Yeah westbrook's overall career average. Eight point three assists yeah. He had four consecutive seasons of over ten averaging over ten assists the game and obviously had the three straight triple double seasons including the mvp season in two thousand seventeen when he averaged thirty one point. Six points per game. Ten point four assists ten point seven rebounds also average. Nearly two steals a game Also it was his highest turnover Average as well look it's gonna be interesting. You know scott brooks. He's got a hell of a challenge here man because it's going to be in many ways it's going to be up to beal and westbrook to figure this out but brooks is going to have a lot to do with it and you know i just remember those okay. Okay see teams. And i like scott a lot but i remember with you. You know doing our show being super critical of how completely Coach it was. It was definitely not a they were. They were very unstructured. They were very unstructured. In the in the postseason you needed more structure but at the same time. I remember this to remember gary williams calling me because he was listening to to that show one day and he said you know it may not be brooks it may be westbrook. There are certain guys that you coach. The you can't coach in a structured way or you really limit them and this may be the best way to get the most out of him and hence the most out of the team and they did make it to the nba finals and they were on the verge of going to the nba finals when they were up against golden state to You know so. There were almost two finals appearances for oklahoma city. Regardless of how unstructured they were At times one thing about this wizard team they just. They're gonna have to improve defensively. They just haven't they were so bad defensively. Last year. you know. Thomas bryant and offensive center. He can't guard anybody. This guy banga. If you haven't watched them you know he can defend a little bit. Troy brown can defend. Maybe a little bit I have no idea about the first round pick Danica a dea a but They're going to have to. I think i've said this before. I'm not a huge rui hutch myrrha fan yet. I mean i you know. It was a rookie season and it was a weird rookie season and i when i saw that i liked but i loved some of the other guys in that in that draft That were drafted after him. last year Including his teammate brandon clark Who got picked by memphis I'm talking about his gonzaga teammate. I personally think the pick was just. Okay you know we'll see but when you pick a guy like hot shimmer ninth overall. This is what they're going to need to hit on their pick this year. Hotch moore is going to have to become because you you have a cap situation. Now you didn't. You didn't get rid of john's contract. You just replaced it with russell. Westbrook's contract. yes. Yes i gotta ask you is that we still the pr guy at the in the organization. I'm not gonna comment on that. Because not only do. I like kim I think he's very good at his job and Is he is he still has. That's your. that's your view. Still is he still air yes why It's disappointing because you won't get a game unless you have the right markings no no nothing to do with that. That has nothing to do with parking. You know what's going on there and has nothing to do with park. And but i ain't going to games long share the worst. He's by far and away. You wanna tease one of the best. He is look and by the way. I'm not gonna mention his name. Because i've been texting back and forth with him over the last twelve to fifteen hours. Nice well parts. He's protected. Because you like him well i. I've always liked him. I actually find him to be by far and away. One of the more helpful. Pr people i've ever dealt with in this town and it's in there haven't been a ton of them you know and and i i actually in whatever look. Here's the bottom line. When you get on tommy's list there's no way to get off it. There's no chance you're getting office. There is a way to get off. It's too costly to to apologize. It's too costly. Never came all right. We will get to Yesterday's nfl game between baltimore and pittsburgh and robert griffin the thirds performance..

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"westbrook " Discussed on First Take

First Take

07:07 min | 9 months ago

"westbrook " Discussed on First Take

"The nba to dive into after an offseason. That's other rockets. Partways head coach. Mike d'antoni and gm daryl morey james harden russell westbrook have reportedly expressed concern over direction of the team. According to tim macmahon meanwhile according to the athletic pardon remains locked in while westbrook has been an easy teams accountability culture. It has a desire to return to his four general role similar to oklahoma city on that note we welcome back former harden westbrook teammate. Kendrick perkins perfect to have you back. And i'm going to start with you here foolish. Should the rocket straight harden or westbrook will. Melissa time the blow the whole damn thing go listen russell. Westbrook is already gone okay. He's not coming back. He was he requested a tray. I know russell westbrook. He's done okay. And if you if you're james harden you cannot stay there and give a way to see what you're going to get back in return because it's not going to be someone that's gonna put you in a title contention or someone that's going to That they're gonna get equal value that bring him back for russell westbrook. That's gonna help you win a championship. So it's time to blow the whole thing blew. Both of these guys are in the porn career where they have accomplished everything into the all athletes. They got the mvp's the scoring title. Only thing left for those guys to do to win the title. And once you trae russell westbrook you're not gonna get back in anything so james harden is not going to sit arou- and be waiting on a rebuild stage rebuild the process so if i'm james harden once russell westbrook is traded. I'm walking in in in the door and talking to the owner and the gm coach say. Hey my time is up. It's time for me to go. I need a new destination. It's time for me to go somewhere. Why could compete and win the title. So i said they need to trade. Both of may have to. It's time to blow it up. I think that's pretty clear. And yet i would say if i'm the rockets. At least i know hard maybe unhappy. Whatever but if i have him under contract i'm going to say. Dr bus told kobe bryant. Once upon a time. I got a five carat diamond. I'm not trading it for five one carat diamonds. james. I'm sorry you're going to have to bear with me like you're under contract not just gonna unload you because you want to be a loaded. We have to get equal value for you and that is going to be very difficult because there. Aren't that many players on your level. So once you move westbrook by the way you know. You're right perk. you're not gonna get a westbrook level player back but hornish only doesn't necessarily need that to build a team around him. That can be very competitive and once you clear that salary off your books. You have a lot. More flexibility to maneuver a clever. Gm might figure out a way to put a team there. That hard likes now. I'm not suggesting that that winds up happening. I think it's an under fifty fifty shot. But as long as that's the case ring westbrook i am not gonna move the thing that makes my team special just for spare parts if someone blew me away of golden state made me an offer for the number two pick and this and that and they can throw a player and the whole thing and i. I would have to consider it and you're going to get a much smaller hall. Obviously for westbrook right now given his contract and his perceived value nevertheless i would move westbrook i and hold onto harden until the absolute last minute when i absolutely had to trade him to try to get the most for him. Well first of all. I don't agree with you but there's no surprise there. mexico men. of course. I don't agree with you but i will tell you this. Why the hell wouldn't you get something significant for james harden. I mean the man. Listen he's owed one hundred and thirty two point nine million over the next three years russell. Westbrook is old under thirty two point six all right. Both of them have an option a his option. After the next two seasons we get all of that but i think the question that needs to be as a first of all. I completely agree with kenji perks. He's right on the money they got to blow the whole thing up now because the reality is is that if you're houston and you've got a guy in westbrook that wants out. Let me tell you what houston is been saying for months and stuff and what they act without question saying are saying now kendrew perkins. Dwight habit was their heart and wanted him out. They lost in the playoffs a couple of years ago or last year rather Harding was at the press conference. He said we all know what the problem is to. The press walked off the walked off the podium down to the office with more rian and everybody else said. I want chris. Cpi three up outta here right now. Westbrook wants out and if your heart in you got a situation where people are looking at you right or wrongly. And they're saying okay. Are you a problem now. We know you average minimum of twenty nine over the last four years. We know that over the last three you average thirty two plus. And you're just unstoppable. Benchley your magician on the offensive side of the ball. But if you've got teammates either you don't want to play with or don't wanna play with you and there's no championship to show for all the effort and all the money eventually to organization is gonna look at you two but it doesn't mean they're going to be stupid and lose him for nothing so now here's where it gets. Tricky when we bring up brooklyn because kp brought up brooklyn at the top of the show got dinwiddie. You got careless levert. You've got picks you've got all of those things that brooklyn could offer. Lord knows what else you know. What else houston wouldn't want to hear this. A lot of people. Don't wanna hear this especially houston because if you tillman for tita in the houston rockets. Why would you wanna help. Daryl morey who just left you. But he is the president of basketball operations in philadelphia. They do have somebody by the name of ben simmons or joel and beat. You're talking about somebody like a ben. Simmons in my estimation along with additional players potentially picks as well to pier hard within be. 'cause you stuck with al horford okay and basically tobias harris. I don't think he's stuck. Because i think the by harris would do well with the right teammates at the end of the day. Those are just two and there's gonna be a slew of other offers. But if i'm houston max. I know i can get significantly more for hearted. I'm not saying that russell westbrook is not going capeeze right. He's gone russell. Westbrook ain't making that decision and then go retract. That's not how bill. If he told him that he said so to them and he said publicly he wants out he out. He's out so you got to move him. But the first order of business in my estimation if you can get the fall for james harden you do it you do it because you don't know what additional assets we're going to give four hundred that will enable you.

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"westbrook " Discussed on The Lead

The Lead

02:40 min | 1 year ago

"westbrook " Discussed on The Lead

"Stuff legends right there with his thirty second triple double Russell Broken. The single season record established more than a half century ago by Oscar Robertson. History rewritten in Denver. Pause probably should've happened a lot sooner the way that Westbrook was feeding some of these guys for buckets but the irony in it is the worst three point shooter on the floor is the guy who ends up sealing the record so in the final minutes of this game we see just how dominant Westbrook is. How much he's in control. It's almost like you can see him. Turn his attention like okay. I've got the record now. It's time to win the game. The game doesn't ever really seemed in doubt even as the thunder scoring and Denver's kind of offense is sputtering and into the final minute of regulation. Yokich outside the Great. No westbrook has the rebound in a seven point game. It doesn't really seem in doubt until the last forty five seconds or so because that's when Denver starts making some really terrible mistakes working offscreen pump fake free throws for Westbrook on the ballot at three point line by Murray. And that's why you give it basketball. Murray Fouls Westbrook shooting at three point. Shut that stops the clock and then the nuggets offense just flies off the rails. Chandler's offensive fouls behind grant. There was a depot the depot got what he wanted a possession that stops the clock against the thunder the basketball with twenty nine point. Eight seconds if you keep giving Russell Westbrook chances like I said. He's going to continue to capitalize to talk about these gorgeous. This feels like a playoff game and one more denver loss or Portland win. Notched the nuggets out. They've made you start to feel. Oh wait hold on. Are the thunder actually going to have a chance to win this game. And then Yokich misses a shot and and the force of descrambler. Yokich off the glass with the rebound time out. And you're like Oh my goodness like this is real. This is a real thing that could actually happen at two point. Nine seconds remaining in regulation is plenty of time. Durrani catch and shoot play. Thank you saw. I mean everybody knows what the ball's going there no timeouts remaining so the inbound irs got to get the ball in timeout.

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"westbrook " Discussed on The Lead

The Lead

08:38 min | 1 year ago

"westbrook " Discussed on The Lead

"So eric. Everyone kind of knows Russell. Westbrook from what we see in interviews here there or video clips go viral. But you're someone who's covered him day in and day out. What's he liked to cover? Oh he's he's difficult president. You guys win. What no what are you talking about? Man Have People moved on? I'll know how was your problem. Team look like the question. That's your problem. Lightened up a little. Since he's gone to Houston but you know when to thunder days. He was he was a prickly character. Well so we're here to talk about Russell Westbrook's incredible performance on April ninth two thousand seventeen against the nuggets in Denver but the story of Russell Westbrook season and how he reached. That pinnacle actually begins the previous summer in July of two thousand sixteen a heartbreaking fourth of July for Oklahoma City thunder fans as you said Kevin Durant the cornerstone of this franchise for nearly a decade deciding to leave. Okay see and sign with the Golden State Warriors Durant breaking. The new sits up everything for this season to happen. The thunder doesn't have a lot of time to pivot in terms of you know being able to bring in players that they might have wanted to bring in to replace the rent. So basically they're working with kind of a patchwork roster in Westbrook is the unquestioned Alpha Dog now but there were a lot of questions as to whether or not Russell. Westbrook could lead a team by himself. Because he always been with Kevin Durant and Kevin Durant was kind of anointed from basically teen years that he was going to be the next big guy in the NBA. Russell never had that. Russell always had to kind of go against the notion of you know. Is He really A superstar player and now this was Russia's show started to get a lot of media buzz even before the season started at all rustles going to be unleashed and all this and such. But I don't think we really understood what it was going to be like until we saw it follows touch target again west the triple double that last rebound his tech twenty triple doubles Westbrook. You get eighty games into the season and this thunder team is way better than people expected. And it's in large part because Russell's dominated so much of the offense so we rolled into Denver and it's already just a fever pitch because this guy is basically averaging a triple double every other game really get the assist forty one keys got time and a single fees and you were out this game in Denver. Three years ago. Give us the setup here. Where is Russell Westbrook? At this point in the season. It's a Sunday matinee game. The thunder was in the middle of four game road trip and every stop. He goes to his kind of turned into the Russell. Westbrook show half. The crowd is cheering for Westbrook. He's playing a bunch of teams. Who have little to no consequences or where they finished into standing so all of these fans are flocking to see him break his records to see him. Get a triple double in the case of this particular game. The nuggets weren't playing for nothing. What was at stake for Denver in this game yet they still had no shut making a play offs. And I think that that's an important part of this game. The thunder already locked into their playoff seat at six but the nuggets are a team. That's young that doesn't quite know how to close. And how to win and Westbrook have been the preeminent closer this season so when he sees an opportunity to strike he goes forward and the nuggets gave him every opportunity in this game. So Russell Westbrook as you said is is really the main guide for the first time in his career with no Kevin Durant to share the spotlight and he really has free rein to just go out and try to dominate. What stands out to you about his performance as you're watching him against Denver justices sheer effort. Rebound mich- will pull it back out. That's why he's after the triple six foot. Three rebound up. The tree gives him before the triple double thing kind of became this phenomenon. He was still one of the top five rebounding guards of all time because he's just so athletic he wants it so much more than everybody else. He has an innate sense of winter break for the ball. Can't finish the RIB that there's Kip back. Westbrook give him the point rebound double double his office. Rebounding is phenomenal. E Evers almost two offensive rebounds a game for the season for a six three guard. That's just unheard of as the game against the nuggets is going on. You can tell something special is happening. What's going on on the court? Westbrook is pretty. Much unstoppable westbrook attack the rim andy storage again and this crowd understand. What's going on here? Russell's got eight points in the quarter bessbrook his seven three Sadler. Russell has physicists. So another double dip for Westbrook on that play. Westbrook with his eleven three bound. He's GonNa find single around the balance that is just as pretty basketball. Play as you'll ever see sigler scores off. Westbrook sixth assist the you can get on the floor then. His jumper was so good net mid range and it was just an automatic two points for basically Westbrook pulls up the elbow stores again. Ross has ten point here in the quarter as as bad as you're going allow Ross ticket into seeds without anybody being within six feet of him. He's GonNa punish you all afternoon back by halftime. I think he had twenty three eleven. Six He's GonNa get it like cumin norm. You like okay. He's GonNa get it. It's just a better way. One the second half of this game a couple of things start to happen for one. The nuggets start to pull away two point. Basket extends the nuggets largest lead of the game to thirteen. And you really start to see how big star Westbrook is at this moment because at some point you know the Denver crowd even though they need this win to keep their playoff hopes alive. The Denver crowd starts pulling for Russell. Westbrook to get the triple double. They start chanting. Mvp Nari to stood at what? The crowd chants folks here at the Pepsi Center. Every Ross goes to the free throw line and at one point. They boo when he comes out of the game. You're the booms they love this guy. They're poured because Russell Westbrook is coming out of the game. The man is Tire Okay. So by this point. Supernova everybody's hanging on every play in the second half when he gets to that ninth Assis- looking inside Russell Westbrook is one assist away from NBA. History that this crowd here is is giving me anxiety. Fda Norwood Russell Westbrook. Every time he gets the ball he's bringing up the court. There's just this Murmur anticipation here in. Denver has become an absolutely electric. What's going on in the process of trying to get that assists the thunder offense sputtering. Alleged jump should on too strong shot here in the fourth. He's just at trying to overpass to get the triple-double record. So honestly the quicker he got the record the more that they can get back into the motive actually trying to win the game with four seventeen left. He's coming off the court and then everybody kind of stands feet waiting for shipowners to set the screen drives and naturally two or three guys kind of collapse of the pain and smudge Christians wide. Open on the right wing. Russia picture.

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"westbrook " Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

01:33 min | 3 years ago

"westbrook " Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

"I've had i've had some podcast here vodka going to ireland and guinness guinness but you know your mind thinks that it takes pays better so good she knew my friend so you comrade coming up next you'd think i bang on russell westbrook i'll tell you who the next russell westbrook is he was rookie this year he was a rookie and everybody loves him that and bad news for brady and aaron rodgers by seller hold around the corner by the way everybody thinks bang on russell westbrook story out today the paul george and westbrook may stay together and okay see i think there is another russell westbrook and if paul george bales on russell westbrook westbrook becomes like the beautiful girl that guys keep dumping and you have to ask yourself why what's wrong i don't understand this stuff listen i have been somebody that for years i don't love john wall derrick rose and westbrook why because of the same player super at letting the media falls in love with them a long regular season and then they're not great shooters which coaches figure out very quickly layoff them forcing him to go to the basket where they deal with bigger players the rim more collisions more injuries more exhausting they don't win titles westbrook is rose is wall i think we have a next westbrook and i like the kid but donovan mitchell of utah okay the media's all lathered up loves him don't.

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"westbrook " Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

01:33 min | 3 years ago

"westbrook " Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

"I've had i've had some podcast here vodka going to ireland and guinness guinness but you know your mind thinks that it takes pays better so good she knew my friend so you comrade coming up next you'd think i bang on russell westbrook i'll tell you who the next russell westbrook is he was rookie this year he was a rookie and everybody loves him that and bad news for brady and aaron rodgers by seller hold around the corner by the way everybody thinks bang on russell westbrook story out today the paul george and westbrook may stay together and okay see i think there is another russell westbrook and if paul george bales on russell westbrook westbrook becomes like the beautiful girl that guys keep dumping and you have to ask yourself why what's wrong i don't understand this stuff listen i have been somebody that for years i don't love john wall derrick rose and westbrook why because of the same player super at letting the media falls in love with them a long regular season and then they're not great shooters which coaches figure out very quickly layoff them forcing him to go to the basket where they deal with bigger players the rim more collisions more injuries more exhausting they don't win titles westbrook is rose is wall i think we have a next westbrook and i like the kid but donovan mitchell of utah okay the media's all lathered up loves him don't.

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"westbrook " Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

01:32 min | 3 years ago

"westbrook " Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

"Would you confront russell westbrook in the street because it is such an interesting thing to say you remember this atol seahawk was quinton jefferson or yeah seattle seahawk who at jacksonville earlier this year they threw some stuff at him and he wasn't having that he he he's a giant menacing man i think he's a defensive tackle and he's it's what i was telling you felt like a gladiator it felt like something out of gladiator through grainy footage as he was thinking about climbing a wall because he's like you're not going to disrespect me you don't get to come here and throw things at me i don't i don't care what you think this is what you're entitled to you are i will take the consequences this particular man was so proud that he will take the consequences of whatever it looks like and whatever finds are coming his way but think about this for a second clinton jefferson got fined for someone throwing something at him right he got finds he got fined for someone throwing something at him ridiculous right listen you know like i've always said buying buying a ticket to a game buys you a pass to you know kinda cheer boo say things within reason that you're always saying within reason i'm always like your within reason is different than my within ri well no but i think my within reason is similar to russell westbrook's within reason i think family and kids you're crossing a lot you want to do him and you know come up with some creative shots at take them at him i'm okay with that but i think when you go to family and kids then you have crossed the line i can't speak to this.

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"westbrook " Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

01:52 min | 3 years ago

"westbrook " Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

"And then russell westbrook and paul george went off they combined took over the game and west forget thirty three of his forty five points in the second half so they were not be eliminated last night here they are very important especially wanna go home regardless of you know what's going on to our the game you always go to give yourselves a chance to win i thought guys good job tonight team did amazing job but sticking together we'd never quit i can't pinpoint one thing we did wrong with that we just never got down in ourselves regardless of the the lead they built shot ever making we you know we could've surged back do you see how much they were talking about we and teams there is not very much i was all team and listen i before you get a new you're going to criticize russell westbrook for his sunglasses indoors normally i would agree with you on i don't like it when people do that let me see your face you're inside you don't use to be that cool however those are some really cool sunglasses and they go really well with his outfit and you think he is very well dressed he's always the best dressed guy in the latest ray trust pink sherpa thing i really loved it christine the news well that's the news thanks for stopping by heard lie nfl draft eight eastern five pacific it's in dallas let's go there via the cower global satellite network joel klatt our college football voice of reason generally okay here's the word joel vegas has changed the odds i have a source at told me this morning that i trust deeply baker mayfield gonna go number one righty then your thoughts on that.

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"westbrook " Discussed on First Things First

First Things First

02:13 min | 3 years ago

"westbrook " Discussed on First Things First

"And you saw maybe a few glimpses of that during the regular season we haven't seen it in and you don't have to look further than their point gore in my playing basketball at a very very young age as a point guard the coach always taught me this because i was a fiery guy i used to get upset i was a bad loser and they used to tell me you can't play basketball like you play football and if you're going to be the point guard if i'm gonna give you the ball you have to control your temper and you have to control the temperament of the team you are an extension of me on the court and that's what with russell westbrook you can see that he lost control his team lost control so until russell the size that he's going to control the tempo in nba game and he's going to control the temperament to his team i don't see russel westbrook ever winning nba championship because of the lack of control our temperament for his ten ross listen russ had three assists yesterday that's the fewest assists he's had in a year and a half to the biggest game i have been a russell westbrook defender this is my second favorite player to watch in the league and one of my five favorite players just viscerally to watch ever i have on big picture things saying if you kids russell is the player you should have them emulate as far as going hard all the time i love russ but i have to be honest and he has to be honest that at some point wanting to win and trying your best while important is not necessarily as important as use an old cliche work are you going to work smart or you're gonna work hard noble everybody knows russ works hard man he has a hard time working smart look at the temperament lebron james took in land stevenson and all the things that lands did to him look at lebron continually control with attitude which in turn his team never got off point what they should be doing because he stays in control of that he doesn't let all these outside influences russell makes it a point that oh shut that thing down for rubio we'll listen rookie.

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"westbrook " Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

02:17 min | 3 years ago

"westbrook " Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

"Daddy how is that possible four hall of famers three mvp's even a guy named ola depot went on to change conferences and to be a dominating player what happened daddy injuries and that dad's gonna look at that daughter and son and say well let me tell you little story there was this player named russell westbrook and he was really talented he was dynamic there was nobody quite like him in the league how do i say this on remember when mom and i used to tell you about sharing your toys and being a good helper listening to others i know it sounded sort of corny when mom and i said that but those are really crucial lessons in life russell westbrook struggled with that hall of famers mvp's pass through oklahoma city small town by nba standard son but danny kevin durant won six titles i know son but that was after he left westbrook daddy james harden one three titles and six mvp's i know son that was when he left westbrook son sharing sharing your toys with others is really important treating others like you'd like to be treated son his really important and that young man named russell westbrook he didn't share the toys and kevin durant left paul george and mellow and steven adams and him didn't really work eventually scott brooks got fired and so did a man named billy donovan so son that's the story of o'casey all those great players and only one trip to the finals daddy give me more tomorrow son i'll tell you the story about a young man named steph curry.

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"westbrook " Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

02:50 min | 3 years ago

"westbrook " Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

"Nothing against the dudes but if those guys are doing it it's not blowing me away so we all know now it's been established that westbrook likes stats and last night seven hundred forty eight games he went out to get the most rebounds in his career so he'd average a triple double so in honor of westbrook let me congratulate him with my own award last night as the season closed he has the lowest three point percentage of any qualifying player yet still hoisted up three hundred twenty six so on our show we'd like to give westbrook and official golden brick award in fact we're going to rename it the russell westbrook award the worst three point shooter in the nba that stat matters to here's veteran newsman john goulet i heard on the news this is the heard line news speaking of russell westbrook colin he had twenty rebounds last night against the grizzlies he was a little aggressive on the boards not sure if you noticed even took a few boards for maybe some teammates have his s here was westbrook after the game on his accomplishments guys last year this year the most support everything they've done for me i think for granted in trying to make their job skis plus it's possible they make my job easy as well keeps his tell you know drug addicts have enabled there's yeah how much are the teammates just westbrook's enablers for everybody understands what's happening hardin left and durant left and it's oklahoma city rights not l a it's not you know miami's glamorous chicago dallas in so the organization cannot afford to lose him but this is why kevin durant left the stories came out afterwards he would go durant the front office and the coaches and say come on now this is this is getting frustrating you're babying him and they have in this is why you get last night that you are not allowed it's a no criticize westbrook zone the minute you get in to the area code in that town by the way the oklahoma newspaper called durant mr unreliable right now they may have apologized but they were willing to do it find me the criticism of westbrook press team players code.

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"westbrook " Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show

The Stephen A. Smith Show

01:47 min | 3 years ago

"westbrook " Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show

"Okay see i get all of that but damn just four million dollars for james hart back when he was coming up to bitch you still knew he was worth more than that they should've gave the money but my point is if there's one team that could get away within what we didn't want to do that it's okay so you know why because he wanted to be the man and we already have one russell westbrook russell westbrook and james and james harden a two completely different players personally speaking i think they could play together i think they would have been a phenomenal back together despite how bowl dominant both can be c p three and james harden verdy proves to me their unselfishness as leaders and how they can adapt to one another we need to recognize an appreciate that all that is true but the other side's all of this incredibly important and impossible to ignore is that russell westbrook is that special for him to be sixteen rebounds away from from a triple double from average a triple double from becoming only the first play in nba history to average a triple double two seasons in a row laser gentlemen the man played eighty games this year he played eighty one last year why you're acting like sneezing sixteen rebounds he's cheating or something what about the other seventy nine games he played it brother special man does it seem like the nicest guy in the world no.

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"westbrook " Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show

The Stephen A. Smith Show

01:54 min | 3 years ago

"westbrook " Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show

"When you look at russell westbrook here's what you need to recognize about him and appreciate i ask it with a simple question one is russell westbrook every cheated you named one time preseason regular season exhibition games like the nba all star weekend playoffs tell me one time russell westbrook has ever cheated you once take your time hallway this dude is an assassin this dude steps out on the court and he is the most ruthless competitor in the nba this do russell westbrook is surreal on another level he's merciless against the competition the only friends he has those wearing the same uniform other than that for those forty eight minutes or mortar he's on a quarter get you he doesn't give two cents about you he will cut your throat figuratively speaking of course mercilessly and i'll ask another question anybody out there doesn't want him on your team because i can't i don't anybody with sense would say no to that question he is special do i agree with all the decisions he makes no sometimes it's boneheaded decisions on the court illadvised passes ill advise our jump shots or drives to the basket trying to go one on three or something like that yeah that comes with the territory but even though i would not tell you he's a better plan lebron i would not tell you he's a better player than kevin durant we're not tell us a better all around player than anthony davis or whatever the case be on a wide linnet i'll tell you this much.

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"westbrook " Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

02:21 min | 3 years ago

"westbrook " Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

"Remember all surgeons are qualified that apply for that job opening at boston general they all went to medical school most got good grades they're all qualified but you hire the doctor that works better with a staff that listens to his nurses that has that bedside manner that all of us want and need from a surgeon when our life's in jeopardy hopefully for me that's not for a while but in the end we we spend so much time looking at the athlete and forgetting he's a human being i want you to think about this russell westbrook is getting worse with this group of stars in his last three games here shot twenty six percent with twenty turnovers the warriors are in his head and this thing in oklahoma city yeah i know they struggled to beat orlando it's a mess right now but yet james harden is working perfectly with chris paul now i want you to think about that on paper on paper most of you predicted that chris paul and james harden would not work and you made a lot of sense when you made the argument i mean they're both balls cedric guards they both love the ball they need the ball they're not as good without the ball by the way chris paul didn't even perfectly fit in a mike d'antoni system that's what you said and i heard you say it two guards mostly play the same position both be the ball in their hands and yet when harden chris paul and clint capello played they are thirty and one this year now on paper westbrook should have worked ripe with paul george westbrook is a ball centric dynamic point guard paul george is a great defender westbrook's not and a spotup shooter westbrook's not this should be harmonious steven adams another westbrook teammate never demands the ball you don't even have to set up place form he finishes with fifteen point two nine boards carmelo certainly past his prime never my favorite player but caramels down a guy that ever wanted to bring the ball up the court he wants his shots westbrook's not appear shooter getting in the ball.

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"westbrook " Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

02:00 min | 3 years ago

"westbrook " Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

"Oh i saw bay we love the old nba the say these seventy two in the 80s in the '90s in guys were tough all but dish weekand russell westbrook was playing in ah member of the warriors fell on his leg didn't actually heard him but after the game russell westbrook via mvp was absolutely furious here's mr triple double afterwards was me wherever it would you do whatever i don't know consumer gullai you can see his audience replay four times we're wherever you fill her leg thinking x me dumb questioned on constitute you ticket was intentional did you see it sort of like mind what alert the by tuchel yes all idc the replay i even see it why you expo some two says about this although they live won't use in go after the question go actually don't question obviously it was intentional x me was intentional move i took some trouble monday charlie hurt me you know bray as ongo and i don't have any problem with it because in the nba i i grew up with in the nba i grew up with if a little guy came down the lane brother there was a price to pay this is by the ramps were the big fellas hang out i think there's room in the nba for draymond green matt barnes zaza pachulia this is where the 7footers hang out in the tough guys every every great dynasties had a bouncer so as every popular nightclub and the warriors have the best nightclub in the league and they've got a handful of bouncers just like great hockey teams have at least one to protect their star we live in an nba now you can't hand checked meaning every point guard can get to the lane.

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