17 Burst results for "Zach Randolph"
"zach randolph" Discussed on The Right Time with Bomani Jones
"He had that brillo pad, too. Yeah at one point where it was just like, it was just right. It was just yeah, it was like a tiny little bike ramp, right at the front. In fact, I don't even know if he actually had the Gumby. I think all he had was the joy right there. He was like, yo, Indiana about to show y'all how we get down because that's everything Shaw chimps from Indiana. That's why I'd be like, yo, why don't you know, hoosiers, what a great movie, you want to talk about the heroes of Indiana basketball, shawl kill. Glenn Robinson, you know what I'm saying? Zach Randolph. That's what we need to put together, by the way, a movie called the new hooges where the new hoosiers go back and play the old hoosiers. It is a bunch of dudes from Gary and Marion and all these other places. I saw I thought of you the other day because it was on social media, I guess Michael B. Jordan is promoting the creed movie and him and Jonathan majors were talking about their favorites and different categories and Jonathan may just had the nerve. They asked was the goat sports movie Jonathan man just had a nerve to present hoosiers into the conversation. He got off of it quickly, but he put it up there like it deserved to be in the running and I was like you just trying to sell some tickets to a particular demographic, let them know that you are cool with who's just well, I'm looking at this and he is from Santa Barbara county he went to Yale in yeah, he went to UNC if any went to Yale and I don't feel bad about saying this because I'm not offering it as a judgment. It means there's nothing bad about this gentleman. However, let me run if you talk it up who's just like that. Let me run a Google on Jonathan majors girl friend. And by the way, I put in girlfriend and what I was trying to find out was the second suggestion for search by the time I got the F all girlfriend. I think that's for everybody though. I don't know. I think you put it anybody's name and put in a G they gonna follow it F yeah, yeah, well we got that part, but it was, I was looking after he said, who's this? You know what I was looking for. And what I was looking for was the second sir. Okay. Yes. Yes. Michael B. Jordan caused some heat in these streets about his relationship choices. Yes, oh, yes, yes, yes. Yes, he did. He was like, watch this. Yeah, he was like, he was like, watch this. He did it. He did it the same way with Russell Wilson. Like, oh no, nah. I'm a show you. What? Oh, that's what y'all think about me? Say something nah. Say something now. Oh gosh, this started with Sean Kemp. Somebody can make a map of our conversations one day. That would be hilarious and entertaining in itself. It's just like, how the hell are we ended up on how Jonathan majors grew up, start with Sean kip, letting off shots in the parking lot. But also, but also, we got to some basketball history. We taught the youth. We got the basketball history that spans back decades, spans backs eras, all of this stuff. We really got into some like, we actually got into the sports way to see they can't do it like we do with them. You know what I'm saying?
"zach randolph" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"Like, look, next day, we're putting you on the private jet, you need to fly down to Houston, how do you a lawyer and get this behind you, right? So I take all the steps and do that and I go through the year. And I'm still getting into, you know, heated confrontations and things to that nature. And I'm still raging. I don't know why, but like, you know, the technical files is one thing, but I catch myself, you know, doing that time, I'm about to get in a fight with Zach Randolph and, you know, I'm getting ejected out of games and things to that nature. And it was Dolly striking sound pressed it, right? Because it wasn't over. They never forgot about the incident. It was just too late to act on it at that moment. And so they came to me and they was like, hey, listen. You got two options, right? We still got a penalize you for your actions that happened last off season. So either we're going to suspend you without pay. They was talking like 25 plus games. Or they have this place down in Kansas that you could go to. And it's going to help you and you need to show that you're committed by going. And I'm like, man, man, I ain't nothing wrong with me, you know what I'm saying? But it wasn't a harsh conversation. So I go down to Kansas, I agree to go down. I go down. I'm not happy on the four hour ride down to Kansas, right? I'm pissed. I'm living. And I get there, and the classes were money through Friday, 8 in the morning to 5 in the evening, right? So I get to the classes and I'm in this in these class in this space where it's a luxury setup right like treating you the food and all this, but I'm in there with like, you know, one of the top spinal surgeons and anesthesiologists top doctors around the nation that have problems and had like that abused their power in workspace. And so I'm in there and I'm the only athlete in there the whole time. I'm like, all right, I'm here, so I'm gonna make the best of it. And I just started learning, right? I started learning from each person's situation and, you know, we had to do these different assignments and we had to, you know, read and hear the counselors out about putting yourself in certain positions and not in thinking things through before you do certain things or go in certain places and it helped me man like it really did. It helped me start to evaluate situations more have more self control over myself where it was like, you know what? I don't need to go out. I don't need to go to this place or I start to think about things when people invite me places and say, well, what's really going on over here? What's really happening? You know what I'm saying? And it made me a better man and I felt like 5 years ago, Zach, you could have never like no one can ever beat this out of me to tell this story. Almost embarrassing, right? But I was like, you know what? It's okay to share it because we're in a space now where you're going through mental health, right? Like so many people have mental health issues and the African American community. Like growing up, if you say that you're going to get help or get counseling or you going through something, you get laughed at. You become the butt of the jokes. So I wanted to let it be known to the world that it's okay. It's okay, especially to these young kids and these young people and these households in the African American community that are going through something that you never know they just need to go talk to somebody or go get help. You can save somebody's life. So like you see people taking their lives on a day to today basis because they can't have diversity or they're afraid to go get help because they scared of what other people are going to say. It's really fascinating to read it because again, the word rage comes up a lot in the book and you talk about the source what you think some of the sources are for the raid you felt and the sensitivity you felt of. Course racist either either explicitly or implicitly white people using the stereotype of the angry black man to further cement their power status into mean black people in the sensitive you felt to I can't feed into that, but I have to channel my rage into productive ways. It's really it's really interesting and that journey in the book starts with you driving from Beaumont to Boston as an 18 year old kid who I think you said it never done laundry before in the book. It never lived anywhere outside of Beaumont and all of a sudden you're living in a townhouse in Boston. And now we get to talk about some fun Celtic stories if you want. Do you want to tell you want to say something? What do you want to say? Yeah, so Zack, you know how sometimes I hit you with those countries sayings, on television, you say, I don't understand a word perk just said, well, what he just said just out, but I am going to say this and then you go ahead to divert into your topic, you know, here's another country thing about me that happened. I didn't know a damn thing about transporting cars. Like I didn't know I could call services and get my truck like shipped to Boston and I could catch a flight and actually go and they'll be there, you know, a week or a couple days later. So my country self got in the car with one of my good friends, George Davis, and we drove 30 hours, 30 hours with bags, packed, the truck feel, 'cause that's the only way I thought I could give my car to a Boston, right? And so we didn't have like Google Maps. We had a real road, man. That's a lot of us do. So he would drive, we would alternate. He would drive it from the gas meter went from four to empty and then we would switch over and during that time we would nap, but that's the country Ness, right? If it don't, like that's just me for boba Texas, I didn't know I could put my truck on an 18 Wheeler or whatever you want to call on the flatbed and shipping across country near the beater. I wouldn't ride. You talk a lot about Paul Pierce and the mentorship role Paul Pierce played for you. In serious ways, inviting you and your friends who were visiting. Like, yeah, you're all welcome at my house. You had a name for his house. You want to say what the name was for Paul Pierce's house? Yeah, it was club. She is Nick. But please, please tell, please tell the story about how you earned, I think it was $15,000 from Paul Pierce in either your rookie season or earlier in your Celtics career. Yeah, it was 1500. So that's less dramatic. It's still a lot, but it's like 15,000 is better. But it was 15 $100, so I remember home, Paul was a guy like, he wanted to see who had the killer instant in the mindset, right? So it was Marcus banks and Brandon hunter and myself, there was the three rookies. Well, Brandon hunter and Marcus banks was kind of like those guys that went to college three, four years. It was kind of stubborn grown man. They was kind of like rebellious in a way for us being rookies and rookie duties. So one day after practice Paul was like, I need to see who want to be here. I need to see you want to be here.
"zach randolph" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"Playing terrible basketball being the lottery every single year until you somehow stumble into another LeBron type prospect. Can we talk about that too just super briefly because I know please LeBron couldn't even convince his friends to come play Cleveland. He'd won championships in Miami and went back to Cleveland like nobody's trying to going out of their way to sign there. Even when Cleveland offers big, big money because every other team presumably anybody that Cleveland would hand big money to other teams are going to do that as well. So it's just not enough of a desk. Hell. People here where I live in Chicago complain that the bulls are not a big enough destination for what this city is. And most people would probably say that Chicago is more of a draw than Cleveland. So like I said, it's actually a very good question, but I think it's like very sometimes people make that joke about when that dad young meme where it's like guys that have averaged 14.2 points per game 8.6 rebounds 3.3 assists and shot 41.9% in the season or whatever it was and it's like LeBron Michael bad young. When you finagle the numbers two specifically, sometimes you kind of get a result that's weird or it's an anomaly, this one's not so specific, but I would like just kind of challenge you to loosen it a little bit for the standpoint of like this team is really young and they're young enough to wear these guys could still really show big leaps and if they do that from where they're already at Cleveland will be dangerous not too far in the future. Also haven't they not want to play off screens without LeBron since like the late 80s or something like that. I mean sometimes it's okay for a team to be really good. Sometimes I promise it's okay for a team to be really good even if they don't win the NBA championship. You know it was a great team successful run and I bet the ladies mix. Sorry, had to interrupt you there. It's solid plug. Plug plug. You know who I bet has looks back fondly are grizzlies fans on the 2010s grizzlies. When Zack Gasol sat Gasol Zach Randolph, Mark gazelle Mike Conley were all together. That was a great team that was a lot of fun. They made a couple of Conference Finals. They were always in the playoff mix. It's okay to be that. It's okay to be the raptors before they got Kauai. Those were very successful runs of teams that made deep playoff runs. Maybe the Cavs never get over the hump, but they gave themselves a great chance. They're trying to win. That's what we should encourage. In the NBA, shouldn't always be championship or bus. All right, so I want to get into one more email here unless you have any more Cavs thoughts, Chris. No, let's move on. This one comes in from Corey Stratton. Corey writes in, hey guys, I've heard a lot of talk about how Gobert getting less rebounds for other counting stats might hurt his case as an all star or a high caliber player with towns presence and a lack of touches. What I don't hear is what it says about his ability to defend an anchor defense if he leads the Timberwolves to a top 5 defensive rating after they rank 14th last year. I'm not sure that'll happen and I personally just need to see it last through the playoffs.
"zach randolph" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"Jeez. You're giving Knicks fans PTSD. I mean, between Eddie curry, Andrea bargnani, Carmelo Anthony. There have just been deal after deal that have that has looked good on paper. I mean, Eddie curry at the time looked good on paper. He was like a 16.7. Zach Randolph looked good on paper. Bargnani even looked good on paper, but then, you know, that didn't even look good on paper. Well, I mean, I mean, well, then the lottery pick comes around, didn't you like, a crap we could have had player X, and we should have drafted that guy. And you know, look, they're looking this year at Jalen Brunson as their first round pick. Like, because they moved Kemba Walker, you know, and gave up a pick to get off that contract. To clear the cap space, like Jalen Brunson this year is kind of their first round pick. And look, I can see how they see it that way. Jaylen Brunson is what, 25 years old, not an all star, but an exceptionally efficient score where I think it's going to have a good career in New York. So that's a step in the right direction. And I think if you're the Knicks, you can't, you can't worry about relevancy. You can't worry about what your team looks like in the market. You've got to just keep building. And there are very average team. And that's what they're going to be. But I think they're an average team with upside. I mean, Archie Barrett is 22. So in the average 20 points per game last year, I'm not saying he's going to be a perennial all star, but it wouldn't surprise me if he was one at some point in his career. Brunson's 25, Mitchell Robinson's 24, like they've got some pretty good foundational pieces on this team that they can build around. If they use their draft picks well, or they trade them down the line for a player that makes sense with this group where you don't have to give up whole heck of a lot. Where I think the Knicks made a mistake. Was giving Barrett that deal when they did. There was no deadline for RJ Barrett, that was an artificial deadline imposed by Leon rose, who was trying to get you time gear. He was playing a game of chicken with Danny ainge that he was never going to win. So like giving Barrett, that backfired. Yeah, backfired. Giving Barrett that extension, yeah, I've read some stuff about it miffed the jazz. I can tell you, Danny does not give a shit. Nothing really bothered. Everything is cold blooded with Danny ainge at the end of the day. You just want to make the best. He just wants the best deal. We have to make the best. What a steal. And if he doesn't get it, he walks away. What it did do was complicate the trade, right? Because once you get Barrett that extension all of a sudden, the numbers are a little bit different. And you have to do things in a different way. But I think that's the mistake. They probably should have just played it out a little while longer. I know there were negotiations with Bill Duffy Barrett's age, but Barrett didn't have any leverage here. Like it was an extension, not a new contract. He had no leverage.
"zach randolph" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"I think that job's going to be there forever. I think he's dame, I don't think he's ever leaving. I think the coaching staff, Taylor Jenkins is phenomenal. Front up. Turn it to Taylor Jenkins who gave a tribute to their PR man who just left Jason Wallace. Yesterday, that was a really cool moment. Again, I'm telling you you do enough stories and you realize just how much it means when teams build a chemistry build a culture when you feel like the person next to you actually cares about your success. I think that translates to what happened on what happens on the floor. Yes, shout out to Jason Wallace, shout out to Taylor Jenkins. But it's also and this is just looking in the short term in the Western Conference. Their path to the finals going forward. It's like Chris Paul's not gonna be around forever. All respect to Phoenix, but when he leaves, they'll just be different. Forever. Yep. If the Utah Jazz don't go to the Conference Finals this year. Yeah. So it's like Denver looks like they will be Memphis. Dallas will be a thing going forward assuming that they're able to eventually get a second star around Luca. Maybe they don't even need one. And I think the clippers are good with the title next year. I'm just saying that I've been a firm believer in that, but Kawhi and those guys aren't going to be around forever either. So it's just like maybe the pelicans rise with Zion. I don't know. I mean, how old is jaw? Like 22? He's 22 years old. Yeah. I mean, in 5 years, he's going to be in his prime. God willing no injuries. And all those teams you mentioned are just they're going to be too old. All those players are going to be too old and it's going to be his league. It's going to be Lucas league. It's going to be jokic's league. Yeah. So I'm glad we had this discussion. I've wanted to have it for a minute. Jazz is fantastic. He's the most exciting player. In the league, love watching me, because he's basketball, the girls isn't going to have so many nationally televised games next season. It's sick. It's honestly awesome, incredible. Shout out to the grindhouse, man. Shout out to Memphis. They get up for playoff games. I love the atmosphere there. I hope they are bringing Zach Randolph and Tony Allen and some of their old heroes back before their playoff games this year to just get the crowd whipped up into a frenzy. I hope I get to make it out to Memphis for a playoff game. I'm really excited for their playoff run. Agree Memphis is also one of the best places I've ever watched a game. In person and I think that'll do it for today's show. Thank you so much for being yourself. Thank you to our listeners for all your wonderful emails. Please keep them coming to open floor mail at Gmail dot com. That's open floor mail at Gmail dot com. We will check you later this week. Until then everybody please.
"zach randolph" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"And so I'm sure in the 90s did a lot of other players that were right there or the Knicks or whoever with Ewing and so I can not fault somebody's great players for not winning a championship. But on the other hand, I did want the same thing. I wanted to win one for former career as well. And like you said, it does add another level to your career. So I definitely wanted that on my resume. So yeah, I think we put a little bit of too much emphasis of winning it, but at the end of the day, that's what we all play for to be the best to compete against the best and get to the top of the mountain. So I'm a little bit of torn. I'm a little bit torn. I think, of course, it's huge to win a championship, but I can't fault my guys that played so hard and tried, but didn't end up getting over the top. During the peak of your career, well, it's actually starting from the moment you entered the league Dirk, and then through all those peak years, that was a time when the power forward was like the glamour position in this league. And it was stuck. So you come in, chrome alone, obviously, still kicking people, kicking people's asses. Rasheed Wallace, Chris Webber, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, Jermaine O'Neal. I mean, I could go on describe the nightly gauntlet and a lot of those guys were in the Western Conference, too. For most of their careers, how do you describe the nightly gotten, especially for you when you were coming in as like the skinny teenager from Germany just trying to kind of find your way? Yeah, it was amazing. Every night you had, you had a challenge on my position and the problem really for me was on the other side of the floor and the defensive side. So I had to find a way to stay efficient enough to stay on the floor. I can still, you know, I got good at fronting these guys when they were posting me because I was obviously my upper body. It wasn't quite ready yet to hold these guys off, so I worked on techniques to front a lot and when they lob the ball over there comes Sean Bradley. So I had to work really hard on that end. In the offensive end, things were starting to click with Steve. And Mike, but yeah, the power for it position was loaded and later with Zach Randolph and so many rasheed Wallace and Portland. There were so many, so many great players. And it was fun to compete against the best every night. So I think you raise your level if you know you have to bring it every night and I think that helped my consistency over the years and because you can take a night off. They're all tough. Those guys were all stars and they all brought something different to the table. Who is the guy though when it's like three hours to game time where you wake up for me after your nap and you're like, oh shit man, I gotta deal with this guy. Like who's the guy who made you stress out the most?.
"zach randolph" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"No disrespect to him, of course, but like, look, there's some things that not even he can't overcome. I still think that they have a shot if they play 80 at centerfold to make the play. To me, to make the plan. I think, listen, I said on our free season podcast where we had like kind of a whole SI gang together. I said I would not shock me if they went out in the first round. Howard Beck thought I was crazy, shot to back absolute legend. It would not shock if they went out of the first round. I still think they can create some problems with I mean I could try to look up the numbers when I'm feeling lazy, but I think AD it's a 5 they've been it's workable. And I think that they can maybe figure something out. But that also means stop closing games with THT. 100%. Okay, let's move on to this email from Kerry, who writes hello equally talented, open floor crew. Love the love the podcast and have for ages. My question who is your most embarrassing favorite player? Emma wolves fan and the first person I remember them drafting was Isaiah Ryder. He is definitely my answer and was my favorite player until KG two years later. Thanks for your potting Carrie. Carrie, this is an amazing question. Great question. Great question. I'm curious, Rohan. Did you have did you have to think about this one or did you just know instantly who you were going to go with? I had to think about it in terms of like Zach Randolph, I don't think is embarrassing, but it's like maybe you're trying too hard to be hipster, you know? But yeah, I wouldn't say I had to think about it too deep. Okay, so I didn't either. So my favorite player I've said this many times before on the show, my favorite player growing up is David Robinson. Not embarrassed at all about that. He's incredible. Love David Robinson to this day. There were times during the David Robinson era when he was in San Antonio, of course, where my allegiance would shift to his teammates, where I'd be like, you know, player X is now my favorite player because he's not him, but my guy Avery Johnson held that belt for at least like two years. And so much to the point where our family growing up, his middle name was Avery. My parents let me give him the middle name, not the first name. Good work. Good work. And so that's how much I loved Avery Johnson and was a huge fan it's like when you're growing up you're trying to find players who you can relate to on the court and it's just like someone who can't hit a jumper who's really sure who's just not turning it over, but not doing anything that great, that was me. So I really saw a lot of myself in Avery Johnson and I am very embarrassed about all of this. So that's my answer. So what's your answer? So for me, my first exposure to the NBA was a 5 or 6 year old booting up NBA courtside on the N 64 with my brother..
"zach randolph" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"With the Jordan bowls, Reggie Miller's pacers, and Riley's Miami Heat were among the greatest in NBA history. Blood wars all packed into one ten year period. Since then, I've thought about that as an award. Most joy to the fanbase in a decade without a title. It just rolls right off the tongue. Steve, genius. The Knicks are clear winners in the 90s. In the 2000s, I think it's got to be the Steve Nash sons. So close so many times so many thrilling moments. In the 2010s, I think it's the OKC thunder with KD Russ harden and Ibaka making deep playoff runs and giving some all time great warriors and spurs teams. All they could handle, the grit and grind grizzlies, by the way, who never felt like real contenders earn a second place nod. My question is this. To me, the grizzlies win that award for the 2010s. I just need to get that out there. Actually, I agree, I agree, but we can discuss in a second. Steve's question is this. Which franchise do you think is setting themselves up to win this award in the 2020s? Would love to hear your thoughts on this unanswerable question. Meanwhile, keep up the great work. I love the show. Steve, this is incredible. I love this so much. Fantastic question. I'm gonna throw it to you well, first I'll just first, let us just let us just wax for a moment on the 2010s the grit and grind grizzlies. Shout out to mark Gasol, shout out to Zach Randolph, shout out to Tony. Did you watch the did you watch Z Bo's Jersey retirement ceremony? Yes, yes. I did too. I watched it. I was actually sobbing. Why you missed this person? People forget about Zach Randolph in the crazy career yet until he got to Memphis and it was like, wow, like these two entities, the city of Memphis and Zach Randolph, just simply needed each other, and they found each other at the right moment in their life, and it was a beautiful what happened? His relationship with Marc Gasol is just outstanding, it's so cool. And you talk about missing him. Zion fits this mold a little bit, but even then, like, Zach ridle feels like the last power forward in the NBA, okay? They don't make power forwards like Zach Randolph anymore. And he was awesome and they were fun to watch and they won some crazy playoff series like that upset over the spurs, and then they had other series where they punched teams in the mouth and expected them against the clippers against the they almost beat the warriors warriors to one up to one, 2015. Until they put bogan on Tony Allen. And they've just been a part of so many great playoff series and the grindhouse..
"zach randolph" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"The fact that you're finally getting some notice? Yeah, I mean, obviously it's nice to, you know, get some recognition. But, you know, at the end of the day, I mean, like, I've said before, we still got almost 60 games left. So it's early for all that. You know, at the end of the season, if I'm in Iran and receive the award, I'll be extremely thankful. You know, right now I'm just focused on wedding games and continuing to get better. Does you talk with the wisdom and the grounding of like a veteran, which maybe shouldn't be surprising in that you were a four year guy in college. Do you think this benefited you on some level? I mean, I know that sometimes from a draft perspective from GM's perspective and scouts, they look a little suspiciously on guys who stay longer in school because they think well that guy, you know, there's a reason he didn't come out yet. It could be a double edged sword though. And coming out after that much time, you obviously do arrive more mature. Where do you think that has benefited you? I mean, all across the board, I mean, with my nutrition, I mean, just learn how to be a prostitution, sleep habits, you know, study habits, the way that I study the game, where I approach the game, my work habits, you know, I felt like I came into the league and had a lot of those things in place. You know, so now it's just about taking it to another level and, you know, learning the NBA game, the NBA system. You know, I mean, I think the four years in college, I don't know what type of player I would have been. If I were to let record two years three years, I would have had an opportunity. I'm honestly glad that I stayed for all four. I'm sure it's been written about, but what was that? Like were there moments after a year or two year three? Had you considered coming out sooner? What made you decide to stay? Yeah, no question. I mean, after my sophomore year, I led the big 12 and 3% edge and we went to the tournament. I think I was like 12 or 13 twice a game and you know I thought I was ready. I mean, I just went to the USA camp for the year before and I saw the crop guys that were brought into the league and you know I feel like there was a role for me in the so you know I asked my coach like what do you think and it was like, I think you need to come back next year you're gonna be a junior and now be the time to do it. So I watch a year comes around and I tested the waters and you know I was saying around two way you know nothing was looking like I wasn't necessarily gonna get guaranteed money for sure, so if I'm not getting guaranteed money that I need to be called back to school and I get back to school, you know, develop my game a little bit to some people that I can do, but you know I know I can do and the rest is history. What do you think you gained most by tacking on that extra year or two? Where is your game? Where was it on draft night that it wouldn't have been if you had come out one year or two years earlier? Yeah, I mean, I was a pretty much four spacer. You know, role player, my first three years. And my last year, I was on the ball. I was coming off the screen. I was just more complete player. And you know, it's showing now. I mean, I feel like, you know, a complete player now, obviously, I can still improve. Get a lot better and areas, but I'm working towards being a complete player at this level of love. It's interesting because we know everybody's got their own path. Everybody's got to do it their own way and maybe what works for one guy won't work for her next. But I mean, your story is one that I think really does show that like for some players, the longer college career does pay dividends. Whatever you've missed out on the front end in terms of obviously contract, you're gaining in terms of your ability to step right in and play a really important role on what looks like a playoff team, you know, very early in your career. Yeah. I mean, like I said, I can't understand how much our college is there. So I'm super thankful. I got paper because Dixon, you know, tough minded coach that, you know, telling me up and got me ready for 82 games, schedule. And what did it mean in your rookie year to be able to get a taste of the playoffs right off? I mean, you guys had to play your way in. It's looking like you guys might just, you know, you might just get there straight up as a playoff team this time. Did that have a value that like a lot of guys they get bigger roles or whatever else on teams that maybe aren't aren't going to the platform they're going back to the lottery, but you got to actually get meaningful games at the end too. Did that did you get a sense of like what that means for your growth? No question I'm hitting that that's what you worked for. You know, I mean, you don't work for, you know, games and early November obviously those games are important, but the goal of every organization at some point is to win a championship. And you know, obviously getting that black experience in my first year of playing a team like Utah, specifically, who has such unique style has such a good crowd, good atmosphere. You know, I feel like I was really thrown into the fire and it paid huge dividends for my growth. A couple more before I get you out of here, we're recording this on a Friday Saturday night. I believe is the Zach Randolph Jersey retirement, big moment for the franchise and for the city. Do you know do you know Zack at all? And do you have any favorite moments or anything about, you know, just watching him as a fan growing up? What does Zach Randolph mean to you, mean do you think to the grizzlies? Yeah, he grew up only hour and a half, you know, where I grew up from school. Before I knew him as a grizzly legend, I knew him as a, you know, I do for Marriott Indian. It was tough as nails, you know? And obviously he brought that here and you know, out of historic career and has a great legacy and I'm super happy for him. He deserves it, of course. Thankful for everything he's done for, you know, Memphis and for our organization. You know, it's going to be a special night. I forgot, right, right. You guys have the Indiana connection. Has he been a guy who's been in your ear over the years? Has he been an adviser or mentor to you at all? Not too much. I mean, I know of him, and we've had conversations here and there, but we're not super close like that. But yeah, I mean, I just look into him more from standpoint of his, you know, from where I'm from and along career, the yeah, and he's a great guy. It's so funny, Zack is one of those guys who, like, he is just a teddy bear of a person, but obviously he is, he is a different guy on the court and I think he's he's one of those guys I think it's fun like the way that fans got to understand him over the years that like this is a guy who clearly big hearted as well as obviously tough as nails on the court. So that'll be a fun night for all you guys before I let you go. You are in the city known for barbecue. Do you have a go to spot? I mean, you can't go wrong with the barbecue out here. I mean, I've been central barbecue, of course..
"zach randolph" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"So how do you what is that all about in terms of this context of being coachable? I don't know if Frank logo is ever. That was kind of everyone. It seemed like everyone was on the same page with that, too. Did he was going to play the 5? And so it's not like those conversations. Those conversations had to have happened. And he's not playing the 5. And they're terrible. So I'm going to come up with an analogy. It'll be real stupid, but I'm going to say no. Oh, I can't wait. It reminds me a lot of when you're a kid and your parents tell you you have to go in the bedroom and sleep with the light off. You're like, but I don't want to 'cause something I just don't make me do it. And eventually you turn the light off and then you fall asleep and you're fine. That's kind of what this feels like. Anthony Davis is not wanted to play the 5 for years going back to the New Orleans years. It's very, very clear. He's never wanted to do that. The only time where there wasn't really a conversation about it that I can remember was when he played really briefly with boogie. Because it was like, okay, both of y'all are going to play so it's not really a question of whether you need to play up a position down. I mean, he's like a center in today's, it's very clear. It's better for him. Offensively, no question, I think because I remember dealing with this a lot when I covered Carmelo and New York, Carmelo didn't really want to play the four. And if you asked them directly, he wouldn't straight deny it. That was a thing. And he's like, I'm willing to play wherever. But he really didn't want to and the people in the organization would tell you that. Carmelo would talk about how difficult it was to have to play against guys like Zach Randolph. So I will say this and Davis credit today is his credit. For how fragile he is and I was just mentioning that about 15, 20 minutes ago in the podcast if there's something to be said for the toll that that maybe takes on your body defensively that maybe we can't appreciate as people watching the game as people analyzing the game. Then so be it. You know, particularly for how often he gets hurt. There may be some truth to that. And so who am I to tell someone that, you know, that that might not be the best thing for their body? I will tell you this, the way that team is built, they're not going to have much of a chance without him playing the 5. So it might be a form of sacrifice that maybe he's just not comfortable with, but again, the longer view of it is that Anthony Davis has never wanted to play the 5. So if it's specific to this year, fine, but I don't know, it's interesting because to me it's not quite a coachability question there. But also part of that is like he's always been that way. So maybe it is. And maybe we should view it that way. But yeah, I mean that obviously was always going to be one of the bigger questions for the Lakers. And even with all that evidence, still really doesn't want to play down there..
"zach randolph" Discussed on NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane
"You've transitioned it to more of an offensive type team at least for the interim and we'll see where that goes for them. But I think it's something that was almost kind of necessary without Kauai. You needed to add somebody else who could go create. You a basket off the dribble either for himself or others and that's what blood. So gives you as a flip side on the other side. I wish. This is where I wish we could do like a low-key situation and do like a variant timeline in Saint. Patrick Beverley to the grit-and-grind Grizzlies. Yes. Could you imagine him along with Zach, Randolph, and Tony Allen in that crew? Like he people would there just be fights. Did you say tweeted Ryan last night like shortly after the trade? Yeah. He tweeted out grit-and-grind. Let's go. So, you know, he's he's locked in them. I mean, do you think they're going to get bought out these guys or do you think there's going to be a home? Yeah, I don't think they'll get bought out. I think they'll they'll be at the very least. Maybe they'll do the Diego dalla approach. Now, just hang on to, and find a trade firm later. If they have Oreo turu the, he's throwing to make the math work salary-wise. So who knows? But as you mentioned, you know, I think earlier the Grizzlies do have 17, guaranteed salaries. Now. So that's two that they've got to cut because you can only carry 15 on to the regular season roster. So they're going to have to eat some money or they're going to have to trade some money away. My guess is Rondo, is the more like home of the two two never play in Memphis. Right? For the Grizzles. I think that he'll probably has a worker by out or he'll get traded into somebody's trade exception or something along those lines that there's a couple out there that he could fit into in places where I think he could still, probably help those teams. No, Celtics fans. I don't think he's coming back to Boston. I that's they're already dead. All into it further into the tax and they wanted to be after the shrewd ordeal. So let's put that one to rest. And also, let's put the rest. Kyle Anderson. Doesn't fit into the the Tristan Thompson trade exception either. So let's do that one. I know he's a longtime object Celtics fans, a the affection. They really want him there..
"zach randolph" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"Polar vortex when we won fifteen games like i deserve this. I had you know risking frostbite for this organization You know in all seriousness. And he just he would get pushed around like zach randolph and carmelo anthony or two of my favorite interviews for this book because they could see this fighting spirit in him okay. He was so flimsy but they carmelo was like yacht was was coming at me. You know he was like ready to compete. And so i just think he always had that but he had to practice the mean mark in the scale. You know publish that extra last week on the ring dot calm about him being in the beard lexington and you know just trying to be mean and you know escott robinson who looked after him. He was a buck staffer that worked in on player development. He was like he had to practice it. Because he's not that guy very nice gentleman. So i think jabari coming in. And they're being some competition really showed janas like i can't have these people thinking on just as adorable smoothie king. Have these people thinking. I'm soft because i come from greece. You know like. I have to be mean and It's funny because he got like meaner and meaner every year in the like the moment where he dunks on. Ben simmons says he's a fucking baby. I like lost it. I just like all over here because this is a guy that practices scowl the mirror you know and he would flex his biceps after ten reps like do we see any difference. Is there any growth. And so it's just it's he. Has this fire in him. he's always wanted to be the best. It's not good enough to just be there. They're just not him. You have a pretty funny when i asked you that question. I figured jabbari was possible. Answer i thought you were going to go with jason kidd who i imagined to be no no lower than second or third on that list kids. You literally have in the book that i want to say. It was that jason kidd called janas out for a defensive lapse and was like coach. That wasn't my fault. Jason kidd was like yes it is and then they went back and watch film. And jason kidd was legitimately wrong. It wasn't janas the fault so he is was right and then kid benched him. For the whole second half anyway. I think and so then janas was like extra angry about that and then came back and was like duncan on fools like immediately after so if he's not i on that list maybe maybe jabbar is first. Jason kidd jason kidd. The book is worth the cost. If only for the jason kidd anecdotes..
"zach randolph" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast
"Just put up a season equal with anything. Dirk ever did. As a scorer Dirk won MVP in 2007 is a 12 time all NBA player, and then off top of, it was one of the let's say, five best passers in the NBA, whereas Dirk was, like, frankly for his career, not a great passer, right? Right. Yeah. So, do you have a gun? I know it's a lot. It's a lot taken. Its that is like, providing some of the best playmaking ever. Arguably, the best playmaking ever from the center position, while also providing MVP level scoring that Dirk provided. Who is a top 25 player of all time. What equal jokic is doing like Benz the brain in so many different ways that it's like kind of Impossible Is this where we segue into greatest Peaks because I mean to me key is part Dirk in terms of the size, some of the month, the shooting movement. Now Dirk was more of a tactician playing off ball throughout his career. But I mean jokic has post moves. He's got face up moves, he he's off at around the elbows, that's where Nowitzki love to set up shop and it's it's like you watch this and you're like, okay, there are legitimate flashes of Dirk Nowitzki. This is not hyperbole at this point. He's kind of like a slightly taller slower Larry Bird. In terms of how many players you'll ever see have this Savant like awareness to map the court and be one step ahead of everybody and the Creative Edge. You're the passes and things like that. And then the third guy and he's not quite in the greatest Peaks conversation. But like if I really look, I'm like, what the heck am I looking at? He's part Zach Randolph. New Jersey just takes you down low and just punches you in the mouth and kills you with like little hooks and soft touches and things like and you put it all together and you just add in what we talked about with him, chasing a ball constantly resetting, the fact that he is literally the centerpiece, right?.
"zach randolph" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Raymond's gonna feel some sort of sense of responsibility for how that thing went down last weekend, and yet here they are competing yet again with a different style of play with a different group of guys and Fremont got into that and when talking about what to expect. From this team defensively coming in, and we'll get to that in just a SEC as well. But it really did feel like this is this is all. Steve Kerr. This is Steve Kerr, Ron Adams, Jarron Collins saying, Hey, you know, we're gonna focus defensively and if we could become a top 10 or now a top five and Steve Kerr said it there. We've proven over more than they are the first portion of the season a good chunk of it that we're one of the better defensive teams, if not the best one of the best. You know, you eliminate couple of defense of metric games and all of a sudden you're up there at the top, and everybody's dealing with Injuries. You know, Anthony Davis isn't up there for the Lakers, who were the number one team defensively in the embassy. So you know everybody's got their problems right now. But the Warriors who could be 20 and 13 and 18 and 15 think you're feeling pretty good about that. With the what? They got Four games left here before the end of the first half ago. Charlotte to get the Lakers they get Portland and they get Phoenix to wrap up next week. And then that's it, then a little break and you come on back to try to wrap up this season with the second half, so One more from Steve Kerr here talking about for Avon Green making plays this was, you know, hit the lot on dream on, And it's not just because you know Steph did have 24 last night. It wasn't a fantastic shooting night. By any stretch. Dave wants to point out again, one for 11 from three point land. He just did it again. He hung up the one via from the control room over there. She's looking at me anyway. Steve Kerr talking about Draymond green dream on after the game to you know, wasn't a Not like an incredible piece of sound to play. But in the back and forth as a reporter talking about his mind set on a play in which he earlier in the game, Domantas Sabonis kind of kind of fooled him on something, he said. Later in the game, he opted to leave him alone under the hoop because then he was able to protect himself from Myles Turner driving the lane. It's just the way dream on sees the game is different than almost anybody on the floor so we can crack jokes about the lack of scoring, but he's seeing things Nobody else has seen, Steve Kerr said. It was pretty apparent last night and dream on. Just ties it all together. I mean, he made some plays tonight that nobody on Earth can make just because of his brain. His anticipation his physicality. He dug out a loose ball late in the game that looked like you had no chance. That and Nobody else on Earth was gonna beat him to that loose fall. So pretty mom was just tremendous tonight and s. Oh, yeah. Elbow all of the grand. I went. Yeah, Hell over there is the grind out win. I like that. It's funny. I was just gonna get to this text on the cash group Text line. 650 check sentences in response to the Warriors, having kind of a grind it out style of play over the last few weeks, 65 owes his team's gonna have to come to the Grindhouse, like the Grizzlies used to be those who are unaware of the Grizzlies used to call their home arena. The Grindhouse. Yeah, the fans yet, Gasol, you got Conway, for my brother has seemed to be, don't you? My brother's like some my brother's like a random Grizzlies fan. If we get into that my brother is like he might be the only guy on the planet. There may not be a more like for gotten pointless franchise in the Memphis Grizzlies. My brother, no joke He's got like Memphis Grizzly gear and not just like current Memphis Grizzlies gear like you know, you know, they made that switch where they'd get that weird sort of cloudy, blue gray. Now that on It's kind of like you, Connie, but it's I don't know It's weird. It's not. It's not quite his Navy, but they used to be up in Vancouver. And they kind of had those cool like the PA with the geek. This guy's a talent, But I guess that's worth like a burger or chicken thing. Right. The talent you got the claws on the big bear pod and get the cool logo anyway. My brother like I'm pretty sure the reason it happened. Which is funny because I remember the last the last. Here we go with a little just jump off on on the Memphis Grizzlies because the Warriors are down there around number 19 ranked with them as far as offense If efficiency goes not as good on offense is there on defense, it all started cause I think my brother decided. Hey, the Grizzlies look like they're kind of an up and coming trendy team. You get these like pet teams. The problem was, he was only like nine. So he made his pet team his number one team at the time. He was nine years old. I guess he had never like many of us had never seen any of his team's win a world Syriza's a Super Bowl in NBA championship. Hey. Doesn't care as much about the NFL anyway, but I think he thought, boy, I'm never gonna get one with the Warriors. I better try to mitigate my waiting time here and jump ship and joined the Memphis Grizzlies. I remember him calling his shot which had crab Rudy gay and seemed to beat Mike Conley, Marcus all gonna have these guys. Zebo members Ebo, Zach Randolph. We're gonna have these guys banging in the Western Conference playoffs on our way to the finals appearance. And I mean, nobody is more frustrated about the Warriors championship run. Then my brother who jumped ship right before enjoying the Memphis Grizzlies bandwagon or lack thereof. You might be the only guy driving it right now. Anyway. Let's get into some of these great mom Green sound when we continue to laugh at my brother's fandom of the Memphis Grizzlies frame on after the game, talking about Steph Curry's Defense. You heard Steve could talk about it. Now everyone is focused right now on what he's done offensively well, they need him to step up on defense, too. He's been incredible when it comes to rebound on part of his body. Becoming more thick is the right side of my own. Gabe Kapler said that about Marco Luciano, showing up to spring training days he's thicker in his trunk. He's got a much thicker body..
"zach randolph" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"He's instant offense. Like you said. I mean, he shoots it from anywhere this. He could have a pretty good future because he's got. He's just got shiftiness and quickness. And, yeah, you see, it doesn't seem to have much of a conference out there. We used to have just like one guy or two guys used to have the weird shot. There's a number of guys that come in low, mellow balls watching Charlotte last night, had a little something on Charlotte last night and watching Charlotte, Houston, and they're just going Back and forth Exchange in threes. Low mellow ball really solid. Really Sorry. He's better than his brother. Yeah, he'll be better. I think you're right, Cap. He'll be better. Definitely better Shooter. Yeah. Give me your keys committed 14 a game six rebounds, seven assists. He's It's weird. Looks like an international kind of game because he's cherry picking, throwing the ball down the floor, you know, doing touchdown passes to Ah, To his teammates for easy lay ins. It's It's interesting what Jordan's got there with Charlotte. I watched that game is well, hoody. And if you remember he was on the right wing deep and he's going to shoot a three and I locked in and went OK. I wanna watch this because Lonzo it's like from his hip. Lots of offensively out. Lonzo is if he's not just running the break and facilitating as a passer. I mean, pretty good defender, too. He's a very good defender. I'm talking about offense. I mean Alonso with the ball if He's just not a threat to score. He just isn't Now he's coming here tomorrow night and you want to talk about Ah, lot of smoke around. Ah, player in the team, you know, Forget about the Bears and Carson Wentz. I mean, this bulls Lonzo ball stuff sounds like Oh, you think that it's I mean, there's a lot of it out there, guys, and I mean a lot of it. That's not what you want. What do you getting up to get? I don't know if it's what you want. I'm just saying. I think it's gonna happen by the deadline I do for a late what we give him back way laid out to trade. What are you hearing? I'm not here. No, no, I'm just saying that everywhere you look, there's rumors connecting the bulls the Lonzo ball that they badly want him that they've talked to in New Orleans. Zach Levine, though They want a pair of with Levina back with me. No, I'm not suggesting that, Yeah. That they want to pay. They think Lonzo and Levin will be a good combo. Apparently, they checked in with numerous times during the off season with New Orleans and his numbers are not good right now. I don't know that he's a great fit for stands offense. He's there's a lot of there's a lot of smoke out there right now that the Bulls going on his third team and four years well as stance that a good eyes not good fit for his own offense, That's true. Oh, God, It's not a good friend he's got. He's got three centers in the middle. He's got He's got Steven Adams Get Zion Zion is he just wants to have some rules designs of five in this in today's MBA. He just these room to operate. You got Steven Adams in there and No on the block. He's pulling like he's trying to pull like like an old Grizzlies thing like Zach Randolph and Marcus. All I will say, though they could be if they if they do it right, like good luck defending Steven Adams and Zion Williamson in the paint. Ain't nobody doing that. No. What? What about what about the four that they have there? What about the other guy? He's also also in the paint, too. Many guys can you put in the pain it once they're going eighties ball and you over there. They're going old School E mean Zion's awesome man. Yeah, he is something all right, one last thing before we get out of your way. So who do you know what we're talking about People that made preseason bets in the NFL manhood. He had a bunch of props, I, but we all had props going. A guy named Mark Derosa, Not the ex cub. That cub, not the ex Cub MLB network. So this guy, and they have two tickets here. He had an $8000 bet at 35 to 1 that the Buccaneers would win the NFC title. He had a $2000 bet at 65 to 1 before Brady signed. That they would win the Super Bowl. He then bet $10,000 at 8 to 1 of them to win the NFC South and then made another play on the Buccaneers to win the Super Bowl. He netted 550 Grand's pretty good. He bet Two teams before Brady signed, he said. I also put a bunch of money on the Chargers. He thought the charges for the box made the most sense for Tom Brady because he already wanted warm weather. So he bet those two and he got Lucky on the bottom art. About that. Congrats and see him. Please put the bed the streaker story. I'm not buying it for a second. There's no way that a bookmaker would take that kind of exposure. No $100 maximum. Yeah, There's just that that bets. That story's hogwash. Don't believe right. So how'd he said this to us? There's a picture of a guy who claims that he had paid $1000 bail to get out of jail. He was the streaker. In the Super Bowl, and that the reason he did it is because he had $50,000 on the prop Bet seven. Plus 7 50. So 7.5 the one that there would be a streaker. And so he went. Okay, I'll pay my $1000 in fine and met out over half of. There's no way it's completely. Of course it is. There's no bookmaker would risk that kind of exposure on a wager like that. Correct none. Corrupt that That's a nonsensical story. I've had buddies tweeting at me, Dude, you put up the money. I will go streak. I'm like, Yeah, it's all both all baloney. The last thing Hoody and I talked about the Dakota standings, did you? Oh, well, we'll talk about it. Talk about it, and I think we're gonna get in its national pizza day. So I'm gonna go get a slice in a little bit. Then maybe I will not ease for dinner, but we're going to send J. R. You're gonna go? You're on runner, Jr. I'm buying. Don't worry. You fly I buy. Don't Rose opens at 11. You fuck! What is it called? Rose? Don't rose. Don't brothers, right up the street. Robby. Yeah, It's good. It's right. It's on Kinzie and state They got like New York slices. You said don't grow. Oh, I love that book brothers, right? There is exactly okay. Yeah TV and a VCR and a slice. That's why I got New York slices. They got a window right on State Street. That's the second time you and I have had poked brothers mentioned in the last 30 days like they've been in business and 30 years. Well, we skew older here. I love it. I take care of your back tomorrow, guys. All right, take care. All right. I'll talk to you later. All right? That is the great Jonathan Hood. We're back at 78 A m..
"zach randolph" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Coaching his daughter. They you know you never. I mean, Zach himself said it never could have imagined. That he and Kobe Bryant would form this coach. Parent partnership. But Zach Randolph just speak of. I mean, he says, Kobe is the best ever do it. He's not talking about the player. He's talking about the coach. He was that moved. By how much Kobe put in the coaching that team. And You know, Kobe did I mean I think maybe the most telling line and then the pieces you know, Zach Randolph said. Toby ran this like a real organization. That's how Seriously. He took it for these girls. And I mean they practice five days a week and just all the Right training and beats workouts and all these things that Kobe brought to this group. And I mean, he he he was. I think we all know I think we've seen enough footage and I mean this coaching His daughter and coaching that team that so much to him. We're talking to Marc Stein. Marc. There is a great quote in the piece when Randolph told you that Kobe quote loved my baby. He told me I love her man. When he told me that I told him we're brothers for life and a quote. What does that say that about both men. That you're right. That's that's the most powerful line in the story. Probably just I think I think it just I don't. I don't think Zach Randolph was expecting that again. He knew Kobe Bryant from competing against him. Four years, but competing and somebody is it's much It's a much different thing. When I mean, you know, all of us who have kids and they play sports. You know that relationship with the coaches. It's important. It's a big It's a big deal because the kids are spending so much time. On these traveling teams and I, you know, I think I think a lot of parents could just identify with Which you know you want to feel good about the coach that you're sending your kids too. And you know, Zach Randolph felt more than good about it. I mean, he just You know? Hope you told him. You watch how good she is going to be. When I'm done working with her, and so you know, it's it's just again. It's just the tragedy of this. It's all coming back for everyone. Now it's gonna be. It's going to be a very emotional week. You know, the the end of the one year anniversary is tomorrow. And I still just can't can't can't believe it. It's a nearly impossible thing to get your head around for sure, Marc Stein joining us and I had to keep the laboring it. But there's so many interesting aspects and it's I mean, it's so sad. It is so, so sad and it's all coming back again. But there's another relationship. I do want to ask you about. That's the one between Pau Gasol and Kobe's family, which to me really is fascinating. Now. It's not if you know anything about power because he's such an amazing guy and a tremendous guy, But from what you've seen of that. What does that tell you about powers of person? That maybe something you didn't even know? You know, my former colleague Ramona Shelburne is she did a wonderful piece on Pao and just How hard he's tried to kind of be there. Or the family as much as you can. I mean, there's you know, it can never be enough. But You know, he's trying to provided much support. It's possible. I just I think it's interesting that No. As reporters. We so much covered What power could do for Kobe Championship window, but also Kobe You know? Kind of toughening power to win a championship. But I just find it. I found it very interesting that how You know, I spoke about in this peace trying to Trying. He was trying to coach Kobe the other way that you know it's okay to let your guard down and show love and and, you know, let some of those vulnerabilities out and Your pal is probably the only one who could have done that. Because they no one so much together, and it was No such a game changer for Kobe after that trade, and you know, having a player of that level, joined him again and giving him the chance to win two more championships. So I mean, look, I think you you you've encountered power yourself. You know, they're just they're just There aren't many kinds of people in sports or the world. Real events been power. I mean, he just is an incredibly kind person, and they were a duel of opposites. But I think everybody sees now. How? How close they really were. No, I think you're right, pal. Palace a really different type. I mean, like a world class athlete, But I mean so kind and just such a good guy and I know exactly what you're talking about. You know, Mark me just really quickly ask you and there's not a convenient pivot here. But when you look at the Lakers really quickly, you look at LeBron and he's averaging. 32.4 minutes per game, which would be the lowest of his career by quite a bit there, tied with the Clippers for the best record in basketball, so how pleased you think the Lakers are with their strategy? Now it's working out so far and then what's that say about their depth? They're in a class by themselves, and that You know? In their journey, You know, last season, there were so many even after the Anthony Davis trade. There were so many doubts. Are they even the best team in that leg?.
"zach randolph" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"That's a great thing. We know this about fathers and sons and sports and passing that on, so I think that's really cool. Listen, thing is tomorrow is the one year anniversary of the passing of Kobe Bryant and I want to get into your piece about Kobe and Zach Randolph in a moment, But overall when you think about the passing of Kobe What kind of thoughts come to mind? I think I'm like everyone, and I know you had a relationship with him. And I think we're all fans. Media What you know? It still is incomprehensible. It is just still. Impossible to believe. I had this conversation with so many colleagues. We write these stories. You know, I've lost count. By now. How many? Kind of retrospective tribute inside every kind of pieces kind of telling. Various aspects of Kobe story and after writing them, they still just does not think in. It just still does not seem possible. It's The saddest story I've ever covered in my 35 years doing this and I have a feeling it's it's gonna always be the saddest story that I have recovered. It's just Not just for what Kobe's meant to people within sports and beyond sports, But There were three teenage girls on that on that helicopter and just live cut so tragically short and I think what just sticks for me is Go be with 17. When I met him. I was the Lakers beat writer for the L. A daily news. So he was He was 17 at the first. Press conference that I covered with him when he was introduced to the Laker. And you know his his daughter was with him and you know, it's the they're teenagers on that helicopter. Lets out the belly. Peyton Chester's, You know they're teenagers, too, And I just that that's the part that I just can't let go up. Right. Marc Stein is joining us. So Mark Zach Randolph moved to Southern California after he retired and his daughter join Team Mamba. What was Zac's impression of Kobe when they played in the league. Yeah, you know, look, they were They were contemporaries. Randolph was wrapped in 2001. So Kobe was in the league for five years by that point, but Zach worked his way to all star status. They played in a couple of all Star games together, so they were No rivals, but it was really nothing more than a mutual respect of, you know, guys who cross has a lot on the court. And, uh, you know, I think I think people were aware after everything happened last January that Zach Randolph daughter was on the team on the team. Kobe coach But back and his daughter they really haven't talked much about this and you can understand it. I mean the grief for everyone really involved in this so close to it Just It must be unbearable. And there are a lot of stories about when this thing shattered five families. I mean this disk dis crash. It's It's got to be impossible. Talk about for People whose families were directly involved. But I Probe back recently to see if he would be willing to discuss it because he just had this Unique perspective, going from an all star competing against Kobe for years. Now. Phobias coaching his daughter. They you know you never. I mean Zach himself that it never could have imagined. That he and Kobe Bryant would form this coach. Parent partnership. But Zach Randolph just speak of. I mean, he says, Kobe is the best ever do it. He's not talking about the player. He's talking about the coach. He was that moved. By how much Kobe put in the coaching that team. And You know, Kobe did I mean I think maybe the most telling line and then the pieces you know, Zach Randolph said..