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Tannehill returns, throws 2 TD passes as Titans beat Broncos
"Ryan Tannehill bounced back after missing two games with a sprained ankle to lead the Titans to a 1710 decision over Denver Things were ugly early Guys hung with me and kept battling in we just found a way to start making some plays I'll take advantage of some looks that we were getting And made some big plays especially there down the stretch and we needed a big part of Tennessee's heroics where Tannehill's two touchdown passes to Nick Westbrook akina the last of which came on a 63 yard flea flicker At 6 and three the Titans lead the AFC south while the Broncos fall to three and 6 I'm Bruce Morton
The 'Phallic Phobia' Argument
"Go to cuts. One 29, PhD from UC Berkeley. Laurel Westbrook talking about trans sports. Again, I'm picking on Berkeley just as an example, but I want to be very clear, University of Texas, Austin, university of Florida, university of North Carolina, Indiana University. They all have elements identical to this. It just so happens Berkeley is a little bit more brazen with this. It's an epicenter, but they're a little bit more cavalier. Andrew says a little. Yes, a little. Play cut one 29. This belief in the innate superiority and threat of male bodies account for why cisgender opposition to transgender inclusion, organizes predominantly around the presence of transgender women and not transgender men. This suggests that gender panics around transgender people might more accurately be termed penis panics as they are fueled by the terror of penises, particularly penises where they should not be. Because where they are in women's restrooms or locker rooms or sports teams is then dangerous to cisgender women and girls. I remember the first time I heard this argument, the first time I heard this argument, they said it a little differently. They said you have phallic phobia. I said, what? I mean, look, this last person doctor Laurel Westbrook. She should not be teaching a class. This is a very sick person. I mean that. She's a professor. And she says that this comes from phallic phobia, or it's because there are penises in places that they shouldn't be.
"westbrook " Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"It wasn't always comfortable, but he did it and he played that many more years on effectively on some decent teams. Vince Carter, of course, you know, most famously, a guy who was a multiple time all star, a guy who, you know, put up incredible numbers, who was one of the most electric players in the league and plays into his 40s by deciding to play different roles for different teams, be a mentor, all this other stuff. Not everybody's built that way. So it's not to judge Westbrook, but there does seem to be an inability or refusal to adapt to accept a different kind of role a different set of circumstances. And like I say, a lack of self awareness. And you first mentioned the idea that his career could be over a few months ago, Chris, and it sounded, you know, people probably thought it sounded kind of hot take you like, oh wow, yeah, that's really extreme and but it didn't sound that extreme at the time and it sounds less extreme all the time because his own agent has just laid it out. Now former agent has just laid it out. If he gets traded somewhere else, it's likely to lead to a buyout. When a bio is going to lead to him now having to look for minimum salary deals somewhere and you scan the league and you think I just don't see a fit. I just don't see a team that needs Russell Westbrook. This version of him at this stage of his career. And it's not far fetched at all. It is not far fetched at all to think that if things go down this path and he gets traded and bought out, that maybe we've seen the end of him. I still tend to think that somehow he'll end up somewhere, but not if he's not willing to change. And that's what every single version of Westbrook's coming season comes down to, whether it's at the Lakers or somewhere else, what is he willing to do, how much is he willing to adapt at this stage of his career?
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"AP sports I'm John leather bait the Astros scored four times in the first as they pummel the mets 9 one in New York in The Bronx a marwin Gonzalez second inning solo shot gave the Yankees a two one win over Oakland A person with direct knowledge of the decisions as Lakers guard Russell Westbrook exercising his option to play for just over $47 million next season The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because neither was broken or the leakers revealed the decision publicly a person with knowledge of the negotiations had Celtics assisted will hardy has accepted an offer to become the coach of the Utah Jazz Hardly in the jazz were in the process of finalizing contract language according to the prison who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because neither side announced the deal publicly Brooks Koepka the latest PGA golfer to defect of the live series he will play his first tournament in its U.S. debut starting Thursday near Portland I'm John leatherbee AB sports
Bad Policy Begats Bad Results
"Yesterday, the producer price index was released. It was up .8% from January up 10% year over year. Brian Westbrook joined me first trust portfolio senior economist. Brian, it just doesn't stop. They do not know how to stop this. Right. They don't. And you know, this is what happens. Bad? I mean, I know this sounds like easy to say, but bad policy begets bad outcomes. So you go back to the 1970s, we had higher taxes, more spending, more regulation, and we printed too much money. And the result was that not only did the U.S. economy take it on the chin with inflation we had stagflation slow growth plus high inflation, but when the U.S. economy takes it on the chin, the world takes it on the chin.
James scores 56 points, Lakers beat Warriors to end skid
"Lebron James lit it up for a fifty six points in the Lakers won twenty four to one sixteen win over the warriors it is James highest point total as a Laker and matches the highest scoring game in the NBA this season so pretty good my game tonight no every every point every part of floor and and we're still there Michael place that was not Russell Westbrook added twenty points and Carmelo Anthony had fourteen LA ends a four game losing skid Stephan curry led Golden State with thirty points the warriors have dropped four straight and six out of seven mark Myers Los Angeles
"westbrook " Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"Well, they just hear the part that doesn't connect with what they already think about him and then that's where I get messages coming in. So it's interesting, but I wanted to make sure that I put out there how I approach this and I think it's a little bit different than modern media. If you haven't guessed, I'm not into hot takes or things like that. Yeah, so that's my long witted soap soap box version of this is my general approach to things and that's why you'll always hear me. Say, these are the pros, these are the cons, this is what we're looking at with this situation because I do believe there's two sides to every story and I want to make sure that I cover all of that. Well, just a couple of things to add on that. One, you've already made a bunch of people angry, so don't check your DMs today. But all seriousness, I think that's how you had to look at sports in general and as look at things from both sides. Again, yeah, like the Russell Westbrook thing, right? Yes. Russ had been bad, but yes, you have to look at that and say, yeah, he's been bad to be in one. But he's at all these things changing around him. How hard is it that he's getting booed in his own city and stuff like that or just sports in general like a trade, okay? Yeah, they did that, but what can be a con of that, for example, that's not even being a pess I should look at it from all sides of it. And that's just how the world is in general and then lastly going all the way back to the prank Vogue thing you mentioned earlier and why he kind of deflects blame from his players. You know, there's the current situation on the east coast that kind of started from a coach blaming his player after a loss. So that's kind of why you don't that's why frankl who doesn't take that style of approach 'cause if that was the case, Russell Westbrook will probably be gone by now. That's definitely a good point. I just think if and there's plenty of debate shows that are out there and debate has merit. I just think if you're going to, if you're going to dig in on one side, what you wind up doing is completely dismissing anything that doesn't fit in with what the side that you chose is. If I were to come on here and say, Russell Westbrook is terrible, the Lakers need to get rid of them. I would be completely dismissive of any stat that looks positive towards him I would be completely dismissive of any of this other stuff that I think has to be factored in when we look at what's going on with them, or in the same thing with the other side. I get people saying, I love Russell Westbrook and nothing's going to change, no matter what he does, well, that's completely dismissive of anything on the negative side..
"westbrook " Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"But if you're the Lakers to throw in a first now and to just say we're done on Russell Westbrook, it looks bad. It could be bad business too. You mentioned putting in THT, I think the Lakers have to be careful with THT. Because most likely, if you trade him now, you've got to be sure you're getting something, I think that can really make a difference. Because most likely, if you trade THT now, let's say you use whatever value he's got and he may not have the same value around the NBA team by team. It's going to vary. Most likely though, THT will look better a year from now than he does right now. Because that's the nature of going from 21 to 22, getting another year of experience in the NBA. Most likely he's going to look better a year from now. And if you trade him now, you could very well be selling low on him. Now maybe the Lakers are in a situation right now, where it's worth it to sell low. They have to. They want to try to maximize their what they're doing at this moment with LeBron James at 37. That's understandable. But I think if the Lakers are going to attach assets to Russell Westbrook just to move him, it can't be a desperation just get this guy off the roster type thing. I don't think you can approach it from that scenario. I think you've got to be careful. You have to get something that it's actually going to help you. And because of that, or in part because of that, I don't see a trade actually happening with Russ. Yeah, again, as you mentioned at THC, 21 to 22, 22 to 23 preferably staying with the same team as well. That's gonna make a big difference. So THC is specially I'm a little more cautious about and then again a Russ and John wall potential trade like you mentioned. That looks really bad because you just need to Westbrook. You're trading him back into giving up a first round pick like he would just take and we don't want him anymore..
Bridges, Hornets hold off short-handed Lakers, 117-114
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NFL reduce isolation, Madden dies, Air Force, Gonzaga win
"AP AP sports sports I'm I'm John John Steph Steph curry curry regional regional milestone milestone Tuesday Tuesday as as the the warriors warriors host host of of the the nuggets nuggets his his three three pointer pointer near near the the end end of of the the third third quarter quarter was was the the three three thousandth thousandth of of his his career career what what his his twenty twenty three three points points not not enough enough as as Denver Denver edge edge Golden Golden State State eighty eighty nine nine eighty eighty six six the the bucs bucs won won their their fourth fourth straight straight as as you you listen listen to to the the group group will will have have twenty twenty eight eight points points as as Milwaukee Milwaukee beat beat Orlando Orlando one one twenty twenty seven seven one one ten ten lebron lebron James James Russell Russell Westbrook Westbrook both both posted posted triple triple doubles doubles James James with with thirty thirty two two points points eleven eleven boards boards eleven eleven assists assists Westbrook Westbrook twenty twenty four four twelve twelve and and ten ten as as the the Lakers Lakers snapped snapped a a five five game game losing losing skid skid what what the the one one thirty thirty two two one one twenty twenty three three women women in in Houston Houston John John Madden Madden considered considered the the face face of of the the NFL's NFL's Super Super Bowl Bowl winning winning coach coach broadcaster broadcaster and and name name behind behind the the popular popular Madden Madden NFL NFL video video game game has has died died at at the the age age of of eighty eighty five five Madden Madden first first came came to to prominence prominence as as the the coach coach of of the the Oakland Oakland Raiders Raiders worst worst teams teams advance advance to to seven seven AFC AFC title title games games ultimately ultimately winning winning Super Super Bowl Bowl eleven eleven is is seven seven fifty fifty nine nine winning winning percentage percentage is is the the best best among among NFL NFL coaches coaches with with more more than than one one hundred hundred games games but but none none gained gained even even more more recognition recognition money money moved moved into into broadcasting broadcasting becoming becoming the the prime prime color color commentator commentator for for CBS CBS fox fox ABC ABC and and NBC NBC there's there's a a P. P. rodeos rodeos Tom Tom Merrill Merrill the the NFL's NFL's reducing reducing isolation isolation time time for for players players who who test test positive positive for for gold gold at at nineteen nineteen and and are are a a symptomatic symptomatic including including unvaccinated unvaccinated players players two two five five days days from from ten ten J. J. Kersal Kersal caught caught a a twenty twenty six six yard yard go go ahead ahead touchdown touchdown pass pass from from Clayton Clayton tune tune with with three three twenty twenty seven seven left left to to help help number number twenty twenty one one Houston Houston it it was was seventeen seventeen thirteen thirteen victory victory over over Auburn Auburn in in the the Birmingham Birmingham bowl bowl Donovan Donovan Smith Smith threw threw for for two two hundred hundred fifty fifty two two yards yards and and a a touchdown touchdown he he ran ran for for another another score score Texas Texas tech tech beat beat Mississippi Mississippi state state thirty thirty four four seven seven in in the the liberty liberty bowl bowl Brayden Brayden point point return return to to the the temple temple lineup lineup after after missing missing fourteen fourteen games games with with an an injury injury he he had had a a pair pair of of goals goals of of the the lightning's lightning's five five four four overtime overtime win win over over Montreal Montreal yeah yeah I I mean mean the the game game is is in in change change but but you you know know some some of of the the timing timing was was a a little little off off you you know know kind kind of of six six spots spots little little bit bit off off in in the the in in the the early early parts parts of of the the game game and and just just kind kind of of felt felt better better as as it it went went on on I'm I'm John John AP AP sports sports
Gilgeous-Alexander's triple-double leads Thunder past Denver
"J. J. gill gill just just Alexander Alexander recorded recorded his his second second career career triple triple double double as as the the thunder thunder dump dump the the nuggets nuggets one one await await ninety ninety four four killed killed as as Alexander Alexander delivered delivered twenty twenty seven seven points points eleven eleven rebounds rebounds and and twelve twelve assists assists in in the the first first triple triple double double by by a a thunder thunder player player at at home home since since Russell Russell Westbrook Westbrook over over two two and and a a half half years years ago ago Derrius Derrius basically basically had had seventeen seventeen points points eleven eleven rebounds rebounds and and Lou Lou Dore Dore had had fifteen fifteen points points in in the the thunder's thunder's largest largest margin margin of of victory victory reigning reigning MVP MVP McCauley McCauley okay okay chat chat a a quiet quiet night night for for the the nuggets nuggets finishing finishing with with just just thirteen thirteen points points seven seven boards boards and and three three assists assists I'm I'm Dave Dave Ferrie Ferrie
Reaves' 3 at buzzer gives Lakers 107-104 win over Mavs in OT
"Rookie rookie Austin Austin Reaves Reaves three three pointer pointer with with nine nine tenths tenths of of a a second second left left in in overtime overtime lifted lifted the the LA LA Lakers Lakers to to a a dramatic dramatic one one oh oh seven seven one one oh oh four four win win over over the the Dallas Dallas Mavericks Mavericks today today you you gotta gotta produce produce on on the the basketball basketball court court and and permitted permitted that that shot shot for for my my teammates teammates have have the the trusted trusted me me to to take take that that shot shot is is is is very very very very special special the the Lakers Lakers have have now now won won three three straight straight improved improved to to sixteen sixteen and and thirteen thirteen when when Ellington Ellington hit hit a a clutch clutch three three for for the the Lakers Lakers with with two two seconds seconds left left in in regulation regulation to to send send the the game game into into overtime overtime lebron lebron James James led led the the Lakers Lakers with with twenty twenty four four Russell Russell Westbrook Westbrook had had twenty twenty three three Anthony Anthony Davis Davis twenty twenty Reese Reese finished finished with with fifteen fifteen hitting hitting five five treys treys while while Jaylen Jaylen Brunson Brunson led led the the match match with with twenty twenty five five Kristofferson Kristofferson has has added added twenty twenty three three Bob Bob Stevens Stevens Dallas Dallas
Lakers handle Celtics 117-102, split rivalry for season
"The the Lakers Lakers got got a a big big night night from from their their big big three three as as they they rolled rolled over over the the Celtics Celtics one one seventeen seventeen to to one one oh oh two two lebron lebron James James scored scored thirty thirty points points Russell Russell Westbrook Westbrook twenty twenty four four and and Anthony Anthony Davis Davis added added seventeen seventeen with with sixteen sixteen rebounds rebounds the the lady lady took took a a five five point point lead lead at at halftime halftime then then out out scored scored the the seized seized thirty thirty one one twenty twenty in in the the third third to to take take a a commanding commanding lead lead into into the the final final quarter quarter Jayson Jayson Tatum Tatum led led Boston Boston with with thirty thirty four four Lakers Lakers back back over over five five hundred hundred thirteen thirteen and and twelve twelve Celtics Celtics also also now now thirteen thirteen and and twelve twelve mark mark Myers Myers Los Los Angeles Angeles
Knicks recover to beat Lakers team missing suspended James
"The next wasted a twenty five point lead before Immanuel Quickley nailed four three pointers in the final period bailing out New York in a victory over the Lakers one oh six one hundred we came out ready to play and then they made some adjustments so we need it you know we know that we're gonna be ready to you know make that second push so we just you know want to withstand that and you know we need to get away so credits Argos Julius Randle added twenty points sixteen rebounds and five assists for the next despite foul trouble Evan Fournier scored twenty six to lead the Knicks Russell Westbrook had thirty one points thirteen rebounds and ten assists for LA which played while lebron James served a one game suspension for his altercation in Sunday's win over the pistons I'm Dave Ferrie
Davis has 34 points and 15 rebounds, Lakers beat Spurs
"Anthony Davis provided thirty four points and fifteen rebounds as the Lakers beat the spurs one fourteen one oh six I just want to come back and just start dominate the game now what I can to so you get the time gone Davis scored nineteen in the first quarter on eight of ten shooting and had twenty seven points by halftime Russell Westbrook finished with fourteen points eleven rebounds and seven assists Malik monk at sixteen points for the Lakers the spurs pull within one of five one or three with two forty one remaining on a three pointer by Doug McDermott but the Lakers followed with a seven oh run to take control to chante Murray had a triple double for the spurs with twenty two points ten rebounds and ten assists on the ferry
Lakers rally late in regulation, hold off Heat 120-117 in OT
"Playing without injured star lebron James the Lakers were still able to beat the heat in overtime one twenty to one seventeen coach Frank Vogel love the effort has agree firemen were on a man's you know we're learning each other I get a really good team some some would say the best in the illegal Bethany's and your guys competed Malik monk scored a Laker high twenty seven points Russell Westbrook had a twenty five point triple double and Anthony Davis netted twenty four band at a bio led Miami with twenty eight points Tyler hero came off the bench to score twenty seven mark Myers Los Angeles
Update on the latest sports
"Sports I'm John the US rules are bank of the World Series after a seven to win over the Atlanta Braves have been a big park Adams believe has more from Houston with the game tied at one the bottom four hitters in the Astros order came up with four straight singles to give the Astros a lead they would never relinquish Jose Altuve a finished two for five with a home run as Jose or TV became the first Mexican border pitcher to earn multiple wins in the World Series by holding the Braves to two runs over five innings to the association but he got twenty four points and nine rebounds from bam Adebayo as Miami two alternates one oh six ninety three elsewhere Trae young had thirty one points as the hawks bested the pelicans one oh two ninety nine deangelo Russell poured in twenty nine points as the Timberwolves took care of the box one thirteen one await Washington down Boston by a score of one sixteen one oh seven Russell Westbrook with the report group full double twenty points fourteen assists thirteen boards of ten turnovers of the thunder ended up prevailing with a one twenty three one fifteen when the Hornets are foreign one after a one twenty one eleven win over the magic elsewhere the king's top the sons one ten one oh seven it was Cleveland ninety two the clippers seventy nine and Portland defeated Memphis one sixteen ninety six the raptors one in Toronto for the first time in six hundred twelve days taking care of the Pacers one eighteen one hundred in the NHL the Florida Panthers are off to a supplemental start after a four one win over the Boston Bruins elsewhere Philadelphia beat admitted five three three games going to overtime all three with identical results Dylan Larkin with the game winner as the red wings up into the capital street to the golden knights beat the stars while the maple Leafs edged the Blackhawks I'm John literate AP sports
Davis, Westbrook lead Lakers by Spurs minus James, 125-121
"Anthony Davis a student and Russell Westbrook's layup in the final minute of overtime gave the Los Angeles Lakers he won twenty five one twenty one victory over the San Antonio Spurs Tuesday night lebron James missed the game with a right ankle soreness but the Lakers got thirty five points and seventeen rebounds from Davis in thirty three points and ten boards for Westbrook to improve two two and two on the season what's for talked about carrying the load with chains sideline you know special broadband out on we understand that and with that comes responsibility making guys around us better and tonight they did a great job which is being aggressive on I miss it makes finish one around the basket was big for us tonight yeah comparable finished with a career high twenty seven points to pace the spurs and Jontay Murray had a triple double with twenty one points fifteen assists and ten rebounds four floors San Antonio
Braves take Series opener...Lakers win without LeBron
"AP sports I'm guessing call block the Braves began their first World Series since nineteen ninety nine with a six two win over the Astros Jorge Soler became the first player ever to lead off the World Series opener with a home run to help Atlanta build a five nothing lead after three innings however Braves starter Charlie Morton exited after two and a third innings with a broken right calf bone that will sideline him the remainder of the series Atlanta's Max freed opposes Houston's Jose or key in game two Wednesday Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman resigned Tuesday after a team investigation revealed he mishandled allegations that an assistant coach sexually assaulted a player during the team's two thousand ten Stanley Cup run in the NBA the Lakers survived with star lebron James sidelined by an ankle injury as Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook combined for sixty eight points in a one twenty five one twenty one win over the spurs and Carli Lloyd wrapped up her stellar U. S. women's national team career in a six nothing friendly win over South Korea Geffen Coolbaugh AP sports
Series to start...NFL: protocols working...Blackhawks probe
"AP sports sign Geffen cooled off the Braves began their first World Series since nineteen ninety nine with a six two win over the Astros correspondent Adam Spillane has the details in Houston for home Salerno Adam duvall smacked home runs as the Atlanta Braves took game one of the World Series by beating the Houston Astros so where's Homer came on the game's third page and do falls third inning two run shot St the Braves to a five nothing the doing that on the road and you know kind of get them first at bat jitters out of the way it is big so you know obviously this is a long series is gonna be a dogfight Charlie Morton started for Atlanta but had to leave in the third inning after suffering a fractured right fibula beginning before NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday the league will not release the findings of its ten month investigation into allegations that the Washington football team engaged in harassment and abuse we think protecting the people that helped us get to that place the people that unfortunately had to live through that experience there we respect them and make sure that we protect them in the NBA the Lakers survived with star lebron James sidelined by an ankle injury as Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook combined for sixty eight points in a one twenty five one twenty one win over the spurs the jazz beat the nuggets one twenty to one ten the Knicks knocked up the seventy Sixers one twelve ninety nine the mavs down the rockets one sixteen one oh six and the warriors top the thunder one oh six ninety eight Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman resigned Tuesday after a team investigation revealed he mishandled allegations that an assistant coach sexually assaulted a player during the team's two thousand ten Stanley Cup run in the NHL entry Polat and Ryan McDonagh scored ten seconds apart in the second period in the defending champion lightning's five to one route of the penguins the flames topped the devils five to three the wild held on to beat the Canucks three to two the crack and flatten the Canadians five to one the jets adds the docks four to three and the golden knights said predators are in three to one wins over the avalanche and sharks respectively yes I'm cool bokeh piece sports
"westbrook " Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"I don't really wanna bench unit with westbrook andy andrea jordan or westbrook and dwight howard. Because that's that's on shooters and you're gonna make life a lot more difficult for everybody around them. So i you know the this great shooter either. So you know you know him into that. Mix fine but you're going to respect him away from the basket and even to three point range in a way that you don't even have to think about dwight or de'andre so yeah the other piece of this is a lot of westbrook's inefficiency and especially its fourth-quarter inefficiency the time when he is sometimes sunkissed teams or at least handicap. Them is because he's jacking up. Shots and transition. He's jacking up threes. he's just taking shots. That are that are. Low percentage shots four russell. Westbrook all he has to do chris. In my mind is eliminate a few of those and especially in fourth quarters. Because he's gonna still be a threat to get to the basket. I mean the problem to me is more of this. In the in the critical mass of a close game you want the brawn james. His hands more than you want in his hands but russ does not really do much off the ball and his defenders going to sink and that's gonna clog things up for for the brady. So that's a part you gotta figure out you're right. I'm not expecting russell westbrook to suddenly transform into thirty eight percent three point shooter in year. Whatever this is just because he's with the lakers. I'm not expecting much change about him at all. Maybe amp defensive intensity a little bit being around lebron. That's that's possible. Yeah he's not gonna turn into a shooter overnight but he can eliminate bad shots. No one's forcing them to take those shots. No one was forced to give it to take them before. Cut out a few of those and the rest of his game that is so valuable in terms of playmaking and rebounding and attacking the basket. You can still get the most out of that. I don't doubt russell. Westbrook desire to win at the highest level. I don't doubt even westbrook's willingness to change because it may have been subtle. But you look at that year in houston. Excuse me he did. Make some adjustments playing alongside james harden. You look at last year in washington. He did make some adjustments playing alongside bradley beal. Now none of those adjustments are even close. The kind of adjustments going to have to make playing alongside lebron james. Anthony davis right. I think westbrook is going to try. But if he continues to be a low thirty or below three point shooter..
"westbrook " Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"Going to real back now if westbrook is not going to make some kind of concession now then he never is and if he's not gonna make that concession. I'll go one step. Further than the lakers are. Maybe not going to get where they need to go. Because the version of rust that we've seen the last few years can't work with the lakers. Because those are going to be possessions taken away from anthony davis who's a much higher efficiency score and away from lebron who's a much higher efficiency score and a better playmaker so i'm not saying it can't work but like most people around the league that you and i have spoken to. I'm skeptical. i'm skeptical. Because it's gonna require a more constrained version of russell westbrook and i'm not saying he's incapable of that. We saw james harden do it in brooklyn last season after a lot of skepticism. There everybody can make an adjustment but until you do. We have a right to be skeptical. That you're going to my question is howard. What kind of change could we possibly expect. I mean westbrook is a career thirty percent three point shooter last year. He shot thirty one percent from three the year before that in houston he shot twenty six percent from three. he's not going to evolve into a three point shooter. This is not going to happen at this stage of his career. So i let russ be russ might be the only option the lakers have. I mean yes he will kick start their transition offense which was not what they hoped for last season he will be very good at that but when the game gets in the half court he's gotta have the ball in his hands because if he doesn't have the ball in his hands. I'm not sure what you see. Is that team offensively. T- defenses are going to naturally drag off him. Whoever's defending westbrook is going to be kind of in the paint daring westbrook to shoot from three point range. I'm not sure. What adjustment is there are you. Because he's just not going to become something more than he is right now and i agree with you. You put russell westbrook on a team of on a team. That without him would be like bottom five in the league..
"westbrook " Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"It's a whole new level for you and me chris. This relationships can subscribe for the best weekly nba content. These two are capable of. What does that mean could be. The best duo ever see how you can beat that here. They are chris. Mannix and howard back crossover. Nba podcast chris. Mannix and howard beck week two of the nba season. Can you feel that excitement bec. Oh i can feel it i can. I can feel something. I feel guys getting more shots in their arms. We've got fewer holdouts suddenly. That's probably positive. Sign as we inch closer to the season. Yup more than not ninety. Five percents of the nba is vaccinated. Andrew wiggins has been vaccinated. We're gonna get to that a little bit later in the show when we talk about one guy that is still uncertain at being kyrie irving. We've got a great show today back not only. Are you going to get into a lot of different topics but your old friend. Shaquille o'neal is going to join the show a little bit later on already taped the interview with shack. But i can tell you shack did ask for you. He did ask. Where is howard so the relationship you guys forged over however many years in los angeles. It's still it's still as there was was mugabe beck. would you him talking like What you're talking about willis there then i may have. I should have probably done that. A little slower shakes pace is a little bit more methodical. Gotta get it. I hope you've got at least one good however yeah. I got a couple. He jack was great. We talked above the evolution of the big man in today's game. We talked a lot about ben simmons. He had some strong opinions about the simmons situation which is still evolving in philadelphia. Going to get to that here as well. But i want to begin this week. Our with the lakers. Last week we covered everything that happened on the monday media day. We taped are episode before the lakers had their media day. I and it was interesting for a couple of different reasons. One you had lebron james. Anthony davis russell westbrook talking about the fit. And i want to jump right in with one of the key quotes that. I took away from lebron's media availability. Someone in the in the lakers press corpse asked lebron what he expects from russell. Westbrook here's what he had to say as far as russ We need rusty. Russ russell change for anybody. That's why we got him It's our job to help him feel comfortable in our system As dynamic as he's always been you know so look forward to that. So lebron seems to think that the westbrook we've seen over the last few years post kevin durant oklahoma city westbrook. Houston westbrook washton. Westbrook is the westbrook that this team is expecting and this team needs. That immediately raised some red flags for me howard..
LeBron James Reacts to Amassing Zero Votes for NBA's Best Player
"So we see this tweet from NBA Central 10 Scouts and executives voted on the best players heading into the 2021 2022 season. Yanez five votes, Kevin Durant five votes and LeBron James zero votes, and I guess this poll was done. Via ESPN, and LeBron sees it. And LeBron, of course, has to respond to it. Now let me remind you This was a few weeks back. Where the trade did go down with Russell Westbrook. And then the Lakers also acquired Carmelo Anthony LeBron James took to Twitter and you may not remember this tweet because he posted and then quickly deleted it and LeBron James said. Keep talking about my squad. Our age is the way he plays. He stays injured. We're past our time in this league, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera. Do me one favor, please. And I mean, please keep that same narrative energy. When it begins. That's all I ask. Thank you. I think he meant negative energy, but he he wrote narrative energy. Or maybe they're supposed to be a comma or period somewhere in that place. But you get the point. LeBron James, and I don't have a problem with him using this as motivation, right? Sometimes you use things as motivation. And you go. Yeah, that's not authentic. Like. Does anyone seriously believe that the Lakers don't have a shot to get to the NBA Finals this year? Especially with how I just laid it out. The Lakers just won a championship two years ago. Right? So now I'm going to say after one season later. Headed into them. It would be two seasons later. Oh, yeah. LeBron and Anthony Davis. No shot to win a championship like give me a break. And today LeBron sees this poll done by ESPN and he goes. Thank you. As if I didn't need more fuel if I didn't need more gas to fuel me. And then hashtag. Wash King.
"westbrook " Discussed on Speak For Yourself
"Utah law not bomb saying the lie is westbrook is used to being the primary handler. I know jackson. Correct me one day when i was like man. Westbrook is getting ody's bores and getting all these assists and it was either slicker. Jim jackson a don't be fooled. Getting assists can also be selfish because it means that you can keep the ball in your hands trying to get to the cup and you make sure that your the one making the pass. So while mike. Maybe i've been deceived by somebody. Stats go ahead. Slick.
"westbrook " Discussed on NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane
"The things he can do even as he gets a little older and he's, you know, slowing down just maybe a tick, he's still a better player, he he's the kind of guy that can still walk. Don't get the ball, create something good for you at the end of the game, much easier than a guy, like, Dennis Schroder can now you could question, you know, how much of that do you need when you have LeBron? But as you said LeBron, I think was pretty clear at points last season. He needs help in the form of he doesn't want. Have to bring the ball up the court every time he doesn't want to have to set the offense. Every time he doesn't want to be the guy, you know, for 35 minutes at night, that has to be the engine of everything. He would like to have a play where he can spot up in the corner. Yo, and maybe the ball comes to him and he's the secondary attack or something like that and that's what Westbrook gives you absolutely. And that's something that that was broken. Can bring through team. Hopefully you get a more well-rested. LeBron, James, as the season goes on, remember, he's turning 37, right? So long This is important for the Lakers in order to preserve LeBron a little bit and have his longevity. So there's a lot to like about this too. When we look at just purely adding Westbrook to the Lakers roster, it complicates things a little bit. You have to be very careful with how you build out the roster around. And, for example, like I was talking about this earlier today with the lakersnation.com staff. We looked at who would be the best taxpayer been level and who would be the worst? And arguably is that may be the worst taxpayer. Mid-level exception would be to bring back Andre Drummond because you could almost never play drummer in Westbrook at the same time because you have so many spacing issues, you can get around having one non-shooter on the team..
"westbrook " Discussed on Get Up!
"D to figure out who they were found that identity. I believe the same. We'll hold true this year and look for basketball. We need the lakers against the brooklyn nets in the championship. It was great to see on get a championship. It was great to see that process work through to draft. I wanna see this damn game in the nba finals. Because i'm going as stephen. They go buy my ticket. Actually you know in my mind. You make some decent paint. But i will say this i will say this to you. We definitely wanna see that matchup and the one thing that i think that we have. We have to give credit where credit is due. Remember the reason why the brooklyn nets and a lot of people's eyes didn't win the championship disease because of injury. Don't nobody believes them and walk to beat them if they stayed healthy. And so. here's the deal. The level of selflessness that james harden and kyrie irving both put forth last year in terms of when they will on the court their willingness to defer to one another pass the best one i saw ball movement on that offense with kyri and with james harden that. They're not getting enough credit for so if they were to get to the finals next year. Please understand that. These brothers are going to be ready. And i'm telling you right now. I think brooklyn's the khanna team. They don't just want to win the chip. They want lebron up in the two for the championship. And that's what's gonna make that matt that i got thirty seconds here. How bad do you think. Kevin durant russell. Westbrook wanna play against each other in the final. They want to compete for sure. And katie wanted bad. I can't say that. About james corden in carrier reporter simple fact listening to this stephen james on answer i mean. He wanted to be part of team. Usa and need took his name out next thing you know. He's back on the worldwide tool with little baby. That's not milton. Focus of one to win the off-season no same thing happened. Last season came in to save blood. While i don't think he's going to be out of shape. That's number one number two. You keep forgetting who wanna go up against. Lebron more than kyri jaba. Y'all must you who wanted to go against time remorse. I created on the side too. I agree with you guys. Go be ready. But you don't think the lakers and they mentality go be ready to. I think that's why. I'm not questioning mentality of the los angeles lakers any team lebron. I'll give a mental edge because they're going to be focused and disciplined. But does that mean you're to hit some jump shot because brooklyn and they're gonna have free throw hit free throws what is wrong and westbrook. I don't know. Anthony davis hit is free. Throws those to hit. Those throws james harden kevin durant and kyrie urban minimum eighty five percent for the free. Throw line easy for sure to even ron against ira. You couldn't ask for more. Stephen gotta go. I take the best juicy about thing again. He.
"westbrook " Discussed on Get Up!
"Find a situation. Where lebron james on the court and he thinks somebody makes better decisions and is a better exposer of mismatches than him and because he feels that way he'll say all the right things and i'm not saying he genuinely meet until he gets on the court and purview the landscape and looks at what he's playing with a who he's playing against and he's like net is i need to be the one to make this call data what i guess james. Let me tell. Joe nielsen's children. They go back and look at him and rondo played together when they want it. We saw a lot of times. Bra would give the ball of rondo and play off the ball and he trusted rondo because wando is one of the best floor generous to ever play the game right. So when you look at russell westbrook i think we don't give him enough credit and his for his decision making we talked about a guy who led the league in this last year and you had a lot of g. league clip around him and now you add lebron james anthony davis gonna find shooters along with a guy like tucker. He's one the floor is way. He's going to lead the league in the city. When you're in a stoop basketball mind greenie like my man kendrick perkins ultimately become a little bit slick and you got to know what the hell you talking about mc up to catch him because can't you perkins knows what i'm about to say yes. Lebron defer to rondo. Because we're rondo. You go get the ball back. You see the difference because dorando in china shoot. You're saying rondo is literally looking past body like that. It's very easy for lebron referred to in terms of a decision maker. Rondo is brilliant. He's a basketball savant. And what have you. But also he's a basketball savant. Who's not looking to shoot. He's absolutely looking to defer first second and third option before even thinks about shooting in most situations that's not russell westbrook and russell westbrook. Here's the thing that i think needs to be said in a positive way about russell westbrook. He's not he's not selfish the fact that people talk about him like he's selfish. No no. that's not him he's dogged. He has a strong belief on himself. He as scared.
"westbrook " Discussed on Get Up!
"Russell westbrook is going to be under immense pressure. now he don't give a damn kendra percocet speak to that he can say don't go phase him say it's not going to going to go out there. He's going to go out there and do what he does. He's gonna play the way he wants to play. But from the outside world saying the pressure is going to descend upon him. You played with them in oklahoma city. The one thing he doesn't have on his resume is a championship. How would that pressure affect a thirty two year old russell westbrook you know the thing about roses that he don't give them right and that's a good thing in a way because like i said he's back in his hometown so you know he's gonna play with extra pride and again green stephen. He hasn't played with a big. Like anthony davis like a pick and roll russell. Westbrook and anthony davis is dangerous for the nba. Especially if anthony davis decides to embrace plan the center position being their role got a lot of the basket. Because i strongly believe that lebron james he's willing to take a back seat and beat it third option tied got. I think we say that. A lot about lebron james. I don't believe that. I don't believe that a reason why i don't believe that is because it's not about scoring lebron. James doesn't care if somebody scores watering. And that's not what i'm trying to imply but he's one of those guys who truly truly believes validly. I might add that. He's the best decision maker on a four. It's you don't.
"westbrook " Discussed on Get Up!
"Is still thirty two. Which means he's still in his prime. I see them getting out and transition. I see them posting up. I'll see them coming out of the whistle. Actually see them win. The tide winning the championship says kendrick perkins with a lot of work still to do on the roster. But how do you see them. Playing anthony davis typically doesn't like to play the five lebron last year when they won the championship now two years ago when the bubble played with the ball in his hands. That's rest books role. What do you envision them looking like the three of them playing together. Obviously they're gonna go to. Anthony davis but a lot of people said that lebron james and rage on rondo could be on the floor and we saw when they won the title when it mattered. The most that was the big three. Wando lebron james and anthony davis and when you have russell westbrook one thing you cannot do is keep him out of the pain right. He's going to get to the paint. He's gonna put pressure on the defense. Anthony davis i feel like it's going gonna come back with the mvp type season. He has a lot to prove so. Just stand hilty is the key. Lebron james is going to be lebron james. I don't wanna hear about father I don't want to hear about of that. we already know. He's a frequent nature and he just a different breed. So the lakers have a big three wash. There were two things they don't have much of. They don't have many players under contract and they don't have much cap space so to acquire what they need and everyone immediately says they need shooting. How do they go about it. How do they fill out this roster. Well they'll be able to resign taylor and tucker here restricted free agent. I think you'll see him. Obviously play a much bigger role on this team. And they're able listen. Dennis schreuder was brought in with the idea that trade form he would sign an extension now at russell westbrook there. It looks different for him but they can still think. Dennis schroder doesn't find cap space out there with a team as a lot of. There's a lot of point guards in this market and a lot of who need them have cap space forum but they could also use a sign and trade on dennis schroder team. That is over the cap where that could perhaps bring back a couple of players if they don't sign resign schreuder and you've got to hope that they're gonna have to load up on. Those veteran minimum deals player players. Who might want to go to. La maybe on one year deals maybe for less money than they imagined somewhere else to go have a chance to win a tidal play with his group. That's going to get a lot of attention this year and listen. This is how you seen. Typically la teams big market teams. Put together rosters around star players because it's obviously attractive place to play quickly so we got some answers last night. We're got answers on westbrook. We've got answers on bradley beal. We still love questions on ben. Simmons what is the latest philadelphia still asking for a lot of teams are not willing to be stripped. Mind to trade for ben simmons and they're going to continue to try to find a way to see if there's a deal here is free agency. Starts you kinda get another cycle of deal making here. He's got four years left on his deal. they're not going to just give them away in philly. Whatever they get back form. They've got to believe it continues to make them a championship contender. But they'd like to get a bill done before training camp are we will see if they're able to big perk. We'll get into that and more. We'll have you back in a few minutes. Stephen smith is going to be in here with us. You're ready for that. You're ready for stephen eight. Oh gee millbrook they'll be with us together and just a few minutes. Let's go through some of the other things that happened because oh by the way. The nba draft took place last night and expected cade cunningham. With number one overall lou the pistons he is.
"westbrook " Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"This for a few weeks now, I could see a scenario where the Lakers burn their taxpayer mid-level on Drummond dead, and I say that hesitantly because I know the way that's going to be received, and I know that that's not necessarily what the Lakers need. And when I look at the free-agent market and I see what's out there at the center position, there's other guys you can get to do with drum and does and especially with Russell Westbrook on board drum and especially isn't a fit because you don't shoot the three and you can't have Westbrook. And from it on the floor, long time, essentially cuz your floor spacing is just totally gone in that scenario but I think Rob pelinka likes him. I used to be his agent. I think that that's not a terrible value from..
"westbrook " Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"Ellington, something like that, maybe a little Williams, I don't know. I need a better Defender and I need to go and look through the list. The centers, that's the challenge. This is where so Rob public, right. I think that, that talent-wise Westbrook is great. Now, the challenge is always going to be. What do you do for the rest of your roster? You've gotta find shooting. You have to find guys that can give you floor. Space with Westbrook on the floor, seems will not defend a behind the three-point line. They're going to camp in Iraq paint, so it's going to be critical that you find shooting from the other positions and that includes the center spot. Whenever you're not running a d at the five, which I do think we're going to see more Anthony Davis at the 5. But anytime you're running somebody else. Yeah position. They pretty much have to be able to shoot. Like if you put in let's say you go get Dwight Howard and you put them on the floor at the same time as Westbrook. That's two guys on the floor. At the same time, the teams are not going to defend find 3.6 in the half-court that can be a problem. So I think that shooting is now far away along with defense the priority for the Lakers. Now that you've got Westbrook to make that kind of playmaking leap that the Lakers need. Now, it's not all on LeBron James to play me. Yeah, exactly. No. Getting getting Shooters is key at this point. I'm sure they had that in mind. I'm sure, you know, I saw an Instagram account that Laker Chapo, they posted a picture of LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook all at Nobu having dinner in La last Sunday. So they've been talking about this. They've been working this, they know what they need to do and then they will they will find Shooters to round out the roster. And then I mean, you saw a Russel Westbrook did kicking it out to a sugar is in 2017. Now, you got LeBron and KD to help create floor space. Just ridiculous stuff. We're going to be seeing, Victor of the superjet said, the next deal is Dennis Schroder to Miami in a double sign-and-trade. For Duncan Robinson again, you can't take on a player in a sign-and-trade, any more money and it would hard cap you and the Lakers just took on salary in the West Brookfield. So I don't think that's realistic for the for even just that reason. Ashwin mungkin from YouTube said, could we sign off? Trade THD for Buddy. Hield and still be under the hard cap. Yeah, look, if you the only way you trigger the hard cap and assign a trade situation..
"westbrook " Discussed on Mason & Ireland
"The lakers have acquired the russell westbrook in a deal that will send cow. Sma mantras herrell and to the washington wizards. We don't know what draft compensation might go. They do lakers a first round draft pick tonight. We don't know if that is included in this particular deal but it. It's a a monumental day. Because he is a triple double machine. We do. Get our super team with westbrook. Ad and lebron and people are reacting to it john adrian which in ascii latest tweet discussions towards a completed deal are largely centered on the draft. Compensation that would return to the wizards in the trade. Whether the deal includes the lakers twenty second overall pick tonight or perhaps second rounders so that. That's they're still trying to work. That part of the deal out to and so. Maybe they maybe the lakers do make their pick tonight. But i know that it. Can they do the thing where they picked the guy that the team would have wanted. And trade that guy. Let's say the wizards love. Joe blow and the wizards say hey draft joe blow because we're gonna want him in the trade when this goes down on august two six. Yeah they absolutely do that. It happens all the time happened last year with the lakers. That they didn't have their pick. They made a pick for somebody. That was part of the deal. And that picture into the pelicans. And i think they eventually traded. But let's get to the phones. Jason downey is online. Hey jason your seven ten. Espn what do you think we went from. talking about. Demar buddy hills and miserable industry upset old my beer rhody russell westbrook now may i. Can't this creditor you're concerned. But that's what free agencies for. That's what the middle of looks. Empty more this is russell westbrook high. We not at all. I'm doing is presenting the alternative view. Not everybody loves it but it was a weakness of the lakers shooting a weakness. From the lakers. I tend to think shooters will come. Yes and junk tested this. We the minute. Bronx sat down. It was abysmal. If he were up six he come back in. They're down eight if they were down eight. You'd come back in their down twenty. I think coach franken actually go and say here. Are the keys my friends. It's yours the let's do it so i'm with. This is a taurus Star me a town of stars. We can finding match up with the other big three. And it's even lakers and five more. We give brody lakers sweep. Yeah we you guys We should get o'shea on the show tomorrow. Jake in inglewood. Hey jake here on. Espn hi. hey how's it going. So i want to let you guys know you're on the money mesa as far as like what the offense could look like without shooting but you have to remember. Ad and lebron settled for so many jumpers any combination of russell westbrook the fox or demar to and what have unlimited paying the same way transit only thing was tresor just challenged defensively so it didn't work out. Ideally i'd rather have a russell westbrook and maybe convinced docudrama soon to Do approve it deal next. Lebron that's more conventional spacing whatever. But don't forget how many jumpers these guys settled for. They don't like going to the whole. They don't like getting filed so i think we can get a guy that attacks the pain at a high level we could mess some of our other holes. All right thanks man. Yeah here's the thing if you got lebron ad and westbrook. And i'm a veteran. Who can shoot. I'm like hey there's a good spot for me. I'll i'll sign the the veteran's minimum. I'm going to sign it somewhere. Why don't i go to the lakers. Or why don't i take less to be part of what looks like. It's going to be a championship team. Chris online eight. Hey chris you're on seven ten he. Espn what do you think. Fantastic show is always gentlemen. Thanks scott i wanted to say. I always wanted to say was is the greatest trade right now. I love it. I want it. I won't book. They're talking about chris. Paul the guy. But i'll take westbrook all day long. You already know. All we have to keep eighty healthy..
"westbrook " Discussed on Mason & Ireland
"Things up a little bit with a third person. I don't think that i. I don't think that humans are very capable being monogamous real. Yes they're not they were. They weren't built that way so we can try that way. John and i are both monogamous. I'm saying. I don't think that. I said most people like humans in general. I don't think they were like made for that. And i think most people in general you know a lot of people have a hard time doing that. If you what will i i was just going to say in regards to your question. I don't think it helps bring another person into the relationship. But i don't have a pro like i've told you before. I don't think there's i don't. I personally don't have a problem with like open relationships. Yeah yeah i just i. I know people that have open relationships and they are shaky. They are shaky at all time. Shaky ramona shelburne. Just tweeted completely different. Subject westbrook's experience and ability to elevate franchises pluses. La routes worthy appeal for the lakers. Too good an opportunity to pass up. But as bobby marx noted details of the trade can still be changed until august. The sixth so it sounds like the deal is done for all intensive purposes now according to multiple sources in westbrook is coming to the lakers. And it can't be finalized until august. Sixth are a lot of people lined up to talk about this deal we will. Should we do game a game today or maybe bag it. What do you think no. It's a tradition. Unlike any other reading to interrupt if there's a break if something breaks It's up to you you call it. Well that's two segments away so let's take some calls next eight seven seven seven ten. Espn the lakers are apparently getting russell westbrook according to multiple reports. Are you guys those about this as i am. Because i'm coming out of my shoes. Your calls coming up next nacer in ireland. Seven to ten. Espn let me tell you about the gill teini's so the guilty and he's our l. a. Rugby team and if you've never seen a rugby match in person you should start with a championship game. Your first your first year. Guilty knees earned home field advantage having the best record in the millar and they need every l. a sports fan to pack the coliseum. This sunday august..
"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.