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Fresh update on "zion williamson" discussed on CBS Sports Radio
"The end Bahia the as I was mentioning in the open of the show, the teams were getting ready to travel to Orlando. To begin getting ready for the ramp up of the eight regular season game sort of finale that part of the regular season and then heading into the postseason. 16 of the 22 teams will Move on to the postseason Ashen Senate, maybe 18 of the 22. If you count the chances that there might be a AH play in Siri's Eastern Conference to Steve Physics point, I don't think so. I think Washington is probably Probably deep down for thanks, but no thanks for the invitation to Orlando. The West is really interesting because there are a bunch of teams that are still in the mix. And I think, boy, think Adam Silver and the league really, really, really want Zion Williamson in this thing. And to physics point. It's set up pretty nicely for them. They've got one of the easiest schedules. Remaining of any of the teams still left. Their record is not necessarily indicative of how good their team is, because, of course, they were missing Zion for a long period of time. As it turns out, he's pretty good player at the embassy level, so we'll see what three months off his has done for. Has done for Zion Williamson in the New Orleans pelicans, but I'm you know, I'm down for a little play in Siri's that be exciting. The Milwaukee Bucks would be the team in all likelihood they would face off against a winner of a play in Siri's in the Eastern Conference. They have shut down the team's practice facility after receiving results of a Friday round of Corona virus testing sources tell ESPN the team isn't expected. To reopen its facility for workouts prior to the organization's traveling party, leaving for Orlando on Thursday. So we don't know if this is just there were one or two positives, so they're shutting it down out of precaution. Is this the fifth of July? We're two days removed from them for two days away from them heading that direction, travelling to Orlando or Or You know is what did the testing yield? I mean, Is it a Is it a slew? Positive Corona virus test would just report doesn't specify But safe to say We're at the point on the calendar where if there is any semblance of a positive Corona virus test near a facility Where teams and working out it makes sense to go ahead and shut it down. These teams are getting ready to leave in the next 234 days. There's no there's zero reason there is zero that these guys are going to get from going to a facility and working out and then risking getting the Corona virus, which again most of the time. They're asymptomatic when they get it. But the fact of the matter is, these leagues have very cautious protocols in place to make sure that they don't have it anymore before they'll allow them back on the court, not just that they have multiple Negative tests before they'll be allowed back in the facility on the court out of isolation. So there. I mean, we're really at the part now, where a guy they may be back in the facility. But guys, they're getting almost zero out of what they're doing right now is my guest compared to what the first few weeks back in Orlando are going to be where they're scrimmage is scheduled. That's when guys are going to get their wind back but need to find it. Some players. They've been improving their wind during the break. I'm looking to you, James Harden. Skinny freak. You looking a man? Go find the pictures of James Harden working out. Looks like he's ready to run. A marathon is incredible. Eight by 5 to 1 to four. CBS You can hit me on Twitter at Shaun T. Pendergast on Twitter. Let's go to the phones and started off in Arizona, Vinnie. In Arizona. Vinnie, you're first up on CBS Sports radio. How are you? You don't good. So my first question I have to for if you don't mind. Sure. I know a lot of the team that They Dodgers. It feels played out aren't going to be able to get that. Your Denny, your phone. Vinny. Put me back on hold. Ah, Dave, and put him back on hold and see your phone's cutting in and out. I don't have you got a call waiting or something like that. But I saw you were going in a direction about the Yankees and Dodgers, but I got to be, Dude, If you're gonna give me the subject, I've got to be able to hear the predicated man. To be able to talk to you, so it's even get the phone squared away. In the meantime, let's go to Virginia and talk to Harry here. Europe, hopefully with a good phone on CBS Sports radio. Yeah. I hope my phone works were good. Go ahead. Yeah. I wanted to talk to you a little bit about the Redskins. Name. Um Actually, I'd like to see him called the American warriors and used military in Burgundy colors. In honor of veterans. Yeah, that's I think it's a great idea. You know, that's I'm I'm not up in that part of the country or in Virginia. So you're close enough to the Redskins up there, and it sounds like you may be a Redskins fan. What? What's been the reaction up there over the last few days? With what? Harry? With what Apparently the statement the Redskins put out that's a win, not an EF of them changing the name and In fact, I saw the stories today of Daniel Snyder and Ron Rivera sitting down and brainstorming ideas. Even talk that they try to do it before this season started, which, just from a branding, in a logistical standpoint, seems like a lot, but I guess if you feel like it's something that's offensive enough that needs to be changed. You change it as soon as you can. Howard most Redskin, what's been the general reaction among Redskin fans up there. How many? Yes, you've got to believe that eventually it needed to be changed. Um And a lot of people wanted to call it the Warriors and I'm like, Well, you know, if you could call it the Warriors of minds will be the Redskins. If you go with the American warriors, then we go to our military. And be proud of her country. Yeah. I appreciate the phone call Harry. Look, I don't have a real strong take on the Redskins name. You know that the changing of the name from the Redskins. I completely understand why it's going on and over problem with it at all. Um, as far as what the name should be. You know, I'm not a red, see if it's the American warriors. My guess is that the that they're going to go with something that fits. It's fairly neutral..
Fresh update on "zion williamson" discussed on WGR Programming
"Lemon car. Did you guys see Gilbert Arenas is assessment of Zion Williamson. Agent zero still gots. Did you answer my question? There are no like no. Okay, this's the Avatar show with this two gods on ESPN Radio. I wanted to get in with Meena times to the conversation that we were having about Cam Newton. So are you telling me that you're of the opinion? That people because I want to get into what you were saying about meritocracy and football in the last 20 years of decision, But you're of the opinion that there are people who are paid to hire.
Zion Williamson pledges to pay salaries of Smoothie King Center employees
"Here here's what happened okay Zion Williamson is a nineteen year old he's nineteen okay we talk about him a lot he's been talked about for quite some time now he's one of the biggest freak prospects you will ever see in your life he showed up in the NBA and he's delivered on that as a guy that was the number one pick he's delivered already he looks fantastic Zion Williamson at nineteen years old has done something great and something that you've heard this going on around the world of sports right now because with all these leads that aren't in session do not have the games will people that work at the stadiums are out of work and that sucks right because it's not their fault it's like these people are incompetent they got fired there's a massive virus there's a literal pandemic going on there's a national emergency in this country and those people just can't work right now the circumstances don't allow and so what do you do for those people they're not going to walk into jobs are are people handed all jobs right now probably not so what's going on if you have some owners across the sports world you have some players across the sports world that are giving money of their own money into the stadium and police to help these people out and how great is that one of those people happens to be dialed Williams who can he's nineteen this is a nineteen year old kid this is his first year in the NBA it's not like well he's been through a whole number one pick contracted he's just swimming in dough and it doesn't matter to him at all he is a nineteen year old kid it's in the middle of his first year of his first contract so he's doing well compared to all of us but still this kid donated the money to cover all of the employees at the smoothie king center where the pelicans play he's covering their salaries of what they would have made for thirty days that's amazing right it's amazing display of kindness from a nineteen year old kid think about the maturity that goes into that kind of decision even if people are like Hey we think there's a good movie to do a friend to say you know what yes I think this is the right move I'm in that's an impressive thing to do he did that great job by Zion Williamson awesome
Zion Williamson: New Orleans Pelicans rookie pledges to help employees
"News New Orleans pelicans forward Zion Williamson says he will pay the salaries of all the workers at the smoothie king center the home arena of his NBA team this after the league suspended the season for at least thirty days in an Instagram post Williamson said some of the most special people I have met are those who work at smoothie king center he also said they've been incredibly welcome welcoming and supportive since he was drafted last June Williams is only nineteen says the gesture is a small way for him to show his support and appreciation for the employees to help relieve some
NBA Players Paying Arena Worker Salaries In Lieu Of Season
"The griffins making a hundred thousand dollar donation to aid workers at little Caesars arena affected by the stoppage business at eight home games remaining with the league announced the hiatus due to corona virus Cavaliers Kevin love was the first NBA star to make a hundred thousand dollar pledge for Reno workers New Orleans forward Zion Williamson the topic in last year's draft his pledge to cover the salaries for all of the pelicans arena staff workers for the next
Is Zion Living Up to the Hype for the Pelicans?
"Were in Dallas for the pelicans overtime loss to the Mavericks. Second night of a back to back for New Orleans obviously but we didn't see the Zion. We've sort of been spoiled by over the last month. So what did you get from Zion? On Wednesday night. I saw someone who had to go through a little bit of adversity. There's two different things working against him in that Dallas Game One. It was the first time he played on a back to back. You didn't see his legs under him. Early actually play but gets the block on Williamson Williamson. Took his time getting up court. You may be subbing out of the ball game here. He is drew and Lonzo Ball. We're GONNA come on up to him. Hey man you you're right you you tired. Are you going to play? You GotTa pick one. The other thing. Going against him was Dallas they started Maxi Kluber alongside of kristaps porzingis specifically for Zion Williamson two. That might have been forcing a psychotic burst that is just perfectly played deep that still by Dallas Cleveland's doing A. They went to the formula. That's been working. Which is the. We're GONNA get the tallest guy we have can defend him to do it. And then have another seven footer. Awesome plus footer at the Rim Ryan got blocked inside again. It's not possible in less. Cleber is being this physical and allowing time for kristaps ticket over there. Lieber six ten obviously porzingas seven three. Those have been the only really match ups that have given him problems when they played the box. Janas guarded him and then you have the Lopez twins behind him. Protecting the RIM defers Lakers game. Anthony Davis guarded him. And you had jovial and Dwight rim so that combination kind of went against his favor so walk me through a little bit of the process on the back to back portion of it because this is obviously part of the Adjustment For Zion. So where do you find the line? If you're the PELICANS in trying to get him experienced doing things like back to backs that he'll be asked to throughout his career and then also sort of adjusting him since he is still getting fresh on the court after an injury yeah so initially David Griffin the PELICANS executive vice president of basketball operations who should have a shorter title. It's a mouthful say every time I don't know I mean if you're going to have a title let's go big with it like if I'm going to have a business card the whole front of it's going to be my title and the backs. Just going to say fits. There's not not my first name. Just I'm pretty sure that's what his business card says. I haven't seen one but I'm pretty sure that's it has to read like that initially As I was coming back from the injury. Grif said he wasn't there. Were probably going to take it easy on back to backs. Now the good thing that kind of worked into their favor there was January. Twenty second was when he made his debut since then the Tuesday Wednesday back to back that they just had was the first time they had a back to back so they got to let him get games under his belt. He mentioned to his own Tuesday. You know I have to do the recovery if I want to perform the way that I'm capable of performing as you try to push for or is this your mutual agreement Little bit of both but I need a push for myself because I gotTa do the recovery of I want to be able to perform. We do every night with that. Being said coming off the knee injury there were reports that he was learning how to walk differently. How to run differently? I mean when they're watching him and they're monitoring and what are they looking for his indicators of his health very funny to me because I think George Sodano said that I think on ESPN broadcast and it just kind of blew up. He's learning how to walk and anybody who's been through physical therapy at any point that I for any sort of knee. Injuries foot injury. Whatever it is can tell you. They will relearn how to walk in physical therapy. The learning how to walk and run differently was more about little things in his gate that they wanted to fix. The biggest thing that they really wanted to correct at that time was how he landed when you go back and watch how he landed at. Duke with these huge one handed slam traffic. He's landing on one foot one of the big things you see. Now when he goes up for a dunk whether it's an alley whether he's just throwing it down to hands. He tries to land on two feet as much as possible. Zeile yeah that the to hand flush and a great entry fee for Lonzo Ball over Kunst buck to finish that would KUPA gotta be thinking. What in the world so. It's little things that maybe you don't know at nineteen years old that the Pelicans are trying to instill in him so they can take a little bit of stress off of his knees. The biggest thing you just said is nineteen if you listen to Zion. He'll make sure he tells you. He's nineteen in just about every other interview. I feel like I mean but doesn't right like we are so busy trying to make him either the savior of a lead. That doesn't need to be saved or the reason that we're over. Hyping somebody to the point that people ridicule how much we talk about it but you look at it at some point. Say this is a nineteen year old kid. We're talking about that is absolutely crushing in a limited sample size. So let's turn the tone positive here for a second you're looking at a nineteen year old kid. What he's doing is unprecedented right. It's absolutely unprecedented. Feel like every other night we were finding ways to start a sentence with Zion Williamson. Doing something and we ended it with Michael Jordan or Shaquille O'Neill or Tim Duncan or wilt. Chamberlain the goes on and on and on. And you're like that doesn't make sense.
Doncic’s 30-Point Triple-Double, Porzingis Lead Mavericks Past Pelicans In OT
"So now we look forward to the Dallas Mavericks who just had a pretty big game. They're in seventh place right now. Six would ideal like we talked about last podcast there in six place and the rest of the standings ended up as they are as of now they'd be up against the Denver Nuggets. Which in my opinion would be the easiest matchup for any team really in this western conference standings not to give any disrespect Denver Nuggets or what they've done all season their forty one and twenty. They're great team. But when you look at the Los Angeles Lakers the clippers even the rockets. Those teams just seem a little bit more intimidating so the Mavericks WanNa get higher up in the standings so that they can potentially dodge playing the Lakers or the Clippers. And so they're only half game back from doing this the To eclipsing the Oklahoma City thunder in the standings and so just few days after Lucas. Twenty first birthday he would be going up against Zion Williamson for the first time. And the Pelicans the Pelicans at this point are on a two-game Skid and Zion was playing his first ever back to back so this was a big deal because obviously when he first came back they were totally babying him and having him on minutes restriction not making play back to back and now he's filing gotten that level where he feels pretty comfortable. He's been in pretty good shape and so this is the first game back. It's good test for him to see where he's at physically the PELICANS would also be without. Jj riddick he'll probably offer a couple of weeks with an injury which is really unfortunate for them as they're trying to make this push to get into that last playoff spot so unfortunate for them but in this game it was so close and so back and forth there were thirteen lead changes in this one and eighteen times where the game was tied. The Mavericks would be the ones ahead at the end of the first quarter. Twenty four twenty two. They then had their lead extended out to eleven before the Pelicans brought close again and again and the Mavericks would have the halftime lead up by just two points at halftime. The Mavericks had eleven blocks so welcome to the block party. Three of them being against Zion. So crazy stat for the for the Dallas Mavericks but nothing would still separate these two teams in the third each team scoring thirty points each meaning. The Mavericks would still have a two point lead. The fourth quarter was much of the same very competitive very back and forth and for the majority of the fourth. The Mavericks would have the lead and any time that the Pelicans come close or even tie it as they did a few times in this one they would just push back out but with two and a half to go Ingram. Hit a big three to take the lead finally for the. Pelicans one zero seven one zero six he would then extend it out with a tough fadeaway so pelicans would go up by three then with the mavericks down by one with thirty six seconds ago. It was currie not steph curry his brother. Seth Curry who would regain the lead on a huge three in the corner? And so now the Pelicans down one twelve one nine and seven seconds left Nikola Meli who had missed his last six three pointers. Got The inbounds. Pass put it up and knocked it down to tie the game and send it into overtime with porzingas missing a fadeaway game winner. So what kind of confidence do you have to have when you've missed six three pointers in a row? But the US do they draw up. They didn't drop the play for me to take this three. There's no way he was just the open guy. They gave it to him and he shot it with confidence which is something you should give them a pat on the back door because if I've missed six threes in a row I'm not taking another one for the rest of the game. I wouldn't have missed six zero because I wouldn't have taken that many but could also him for you know lock in and putting it down so great clutch bus bucket there for the Pelicans to try and take this one and not with the game tied at one eighteen in overtime with one eleven to go. It's a Luca. Danni H who hits a step back three Super Clutch? Take the lead late. In the game and later he would then split defenders with a pass and find Porzingis who goes and spikes it down extending their lead to one twenty. Three one. Nineteen effectively icing. This game the Mavericks would win this game. One Twenty seven one twenty three and this game could honestly not have been any tighter. It was close the entire game. Both both teams kind of pushing out for some leads but then again at the end of each quarter they would just come back to two point deficits and then tied obviously to go to overtime so and crazy game where stupor back and forth very competitive and it was just a great game to watch the Mavericks into this game. We're just five and fifteen in games decided by five points or less so they're not necessarily clutch when it comes down to the wire they seem to always drop games but for whatever reason in this one they came out on top and we're able to hold on for a big reason. Why are there two budding? Stars and Luca Danni Jake and Kris Porzingis.
Chicago Bulls Build 13-Point Lead In First Half, But End Up Losing To Timberwolves
"Temples defeat the Chicago Bulls for the eighth time in the last ten meetings one fifteen one week is the final here tonight twenty four from league Beasley leads the team in scoring for the second straight game and for the second straight game NAS read with a double double sixteen points eleven rebounds three assists and two more blocks shots he also went two blocks last night against Zion Williamson and the New Orleans
Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson returns
"A ban we're asking you on our WWL blue runner gumbo opinion poll now that signs back are you more excited about pelicans basketball Bobby were talking about the arena having a bunch of L. A. fans in it last night for that game and one of our Texters here saying I was at the game last night and the arena was about thirty five percent Laker fans and those fans were cheering more for lebron than the pals it was sickening now that's not establishing obviously the home court advantage coach gentry is talking about well just the history of the Lakers in in the Celtics when they come to town especially if they're winning like for instance who's on pace to be record breaking as far as best seasons ever season regular season as the Milwaukee Bucks yeah I got I think the pace to win seventy one games so I guarantee the Milwaukee Bucks come to town are you not going to have the following that you have when the Lakers and Celtics come to town it's just tradition and fans that on board because they my grew up they might grown up you know with the Lakers and the Celtics harder dad or they have some kind of ties in but I this is interesting about this takes fifty one forty seven what if you lived and worked in Los Angeles where we're from your lungs who would you pull for I think you have to pull for where you come from right well I'm not I'm not gonna say right yeah yeah yeah differently I I guess you get acclimated some like I grew up in New Jersey and I grew up a Mets fan but I definitely root for well it helps that the nets moved so I have no allegiance to the Brooklyn nets anymore and if you look at it from the NFL and Steve Geller is the same sideline reporter but I grew up in eagles fan has that and eagle so we would always joke what you like that Steve I like the eagles are playing the same to you chaired for specially in the playoffs I want to go to the Superbowl so I'm rooting for the same yeah so that so that so that's where you from and you grew up an eagles fan but you how long you've been in a Louisiana New Orleans now moved to Louisiana in two thousand okay so to date okay yeah I'm a transplant so two decades I would trust you of that not I know your heart but I would trust that you cheer for the saints over the eagles because you've been here long enough you had a son born here and the whole family affair and how you feel like you're a big part of Louisiana so when I look at that this individual with this tax if you if you live there work to Los Angeles how did six months are they how long did you work you live in Los Angeles did you live there a long time and you always follow the Lakers I you know that I think that makes a difference that when you go to a community and how long you live there and what should brace are but I think you never can go wrong if like each year a like a bunch of people from Louisiana they moved to California and that nation and they'll cheer for the saints my name I don't know playing the forty Niners and the rams are the charges they're safe and they're my living California a long time but they're still going to cheer for the same I think it makes it easy to when your team is a winner aw what a death yeah this is so I mean if you're from Cleveland and I moved to Louisiana like we'll go St yes yet if you want to support a winner are a lot I get from you know if if if your rent if you're from Cleveland and by looking forever did not have a championship team to lebron brought the championship to the Cavaliers the Cleveland Indians are baseball Major League Baseball so close but to me because our product how can in Major League Baseball but even if you move away from Cleveland because the product was very competitive kind of like the Vikings were you so close you never win anything Buffalo Bills but how could you not be no matter where you move you follow baseball another major league city you're from Cleveland could you not be in any I just think it's in your body because a winner and that that that's the magic thing am by Associated do have positive experiences well when I grew up with this particular team whether it's football basketball or baseball and my supporting
Is Duke Done? A Season of NCAA Basketball Surprises
"Myron. I think the last time we spoke. I was at Cameron Indoor Stadium asking You what you thought about Zion Williamson. That was the last time and now Zion's gone and things haven't been as good for college basketball since he left. Myron Medcalf is a senior college basketball reporter for ESPN. Men's college basketball has been having a pretty weird season. Can you explain to us sort of the state of things and why some of the usually omnipresent contenders your dukes your? Unc's Kentucky aren't even in the top five while it's a meeting in a year like this anybody who tells you that they know exactly what's going to happen in March. They're lying because there was no one no expert. That understands kind of what's happened so far. It's just been a wild year but I think you can look at some of the things that transpired Really at the start of the season. I think the James Wiseman suspension by the answer. Aa For twelve games after being ruled ineligible. You have a Memphis team that I think had a chance to be much better if he sticks around. Lamelo ball who if he follows the traditional track and goes to a UCLA USC that changes the spotlight on those programs as well But instead you have a lot of the blue blood teams that don't have the lottery level talent that they had a year ago. Duke is still a top ten level team but they don't have anyone close To a Zaylon you'd have a team like Gonzaga that had to lottery picks last year. They got some good players. Nothing like that so the the powerhouse teams are just really good team which has closed the gap so now a San Diego State with the Malachi Flint and against double team Malachi for three huge three by malachite lend. That's a really good team. Competing for number one see the Dayton with an ob top suddenly was one of the best teams in America. And I think it's because you just don't have the same concentration of talent we're accustomed to seeing with your Kentucky's in Dukes. Then you'RE K. Use Marin what is it like covering a season like this where there are really clear favorites and no one seems to have any idea. What's going on this year? You just don't really know who to chase like. You don't know who to say okay. That's the team to watch. Because they're really good. It just feels like a pretty fragile college basketball scene which is great for the tournament for everything. We didn't have in college basketball this year in terms of no established kind of powerhouse team. I think we're going to see the benefits of it. Come into double A. Tournament. Time when we could have one of the craziest craziest. March madness is we've ever had so. Let's talk about Duke. Quit even when dukes not great? We're still going to talk about Dick. Because it's really interesting. Myron how much struggled on Saturday they lost to Virginia Virginia wins. That look the three point line. Just couldn't connect before that game. They were ranked seventh. But I imagine they could go down even further now right. Yeah I mean this is a team that I think will will fall in the rankings. Duke has run into some teams who put on their Superman capes in the last couple of games. And that's change things you have. Nc State which made sixty one percent of its threes and that loss A week ago wake forest mixed fifty four percent of its threes. These things those teams had done before they phase Duke and Virginia really as just a team on the rise So I think duke got caught in kind of a weird gauntlet there but trae Jones has been sort of their closer whereas a year ago you could go to RJ bear. You could go to Cam Reddish you could go on. And now they're a bit more one dimensional They're much closer to what you see. Maybe in a typical season where they're right there with Louisville and Florida state and Virginia and the other teams at the top of the ACC. But they don't have a guy who's GonNa carry them to the top of the League and just help them separate. That's just not enough talent in college basketball for really any team to do that. But especially in the league like the Agency. So you're in Kansas right now in Kansas. The number one team. You were there to watch them. Play Kansas State and it was a right because these two teams Fighting literally fighting back in January Shit and now the benches inc just unnecessary. That's not good. This is Paul. This is bad this is but on Saturday night myron. They shook hands before the tip off in. Kansas came away with the victory. What did you make of the number team in their performance? Well I I'm just glad nobody fought again because that that would have been bad Glad to have that moment before the game I will say. I've never been to a regular basketball game outside of the NCAA tournament that had as much security as that game. Had I mean they were everywhere about? I'm glad there was an incident. I I think Kansas is sort of the perfect team in a year like this. Do they have a lottery pick? No but they've got this really balanced group of guys who are pretty good offensively. They've been pretty efficient team and they got two guys who win they're together. They're hard to stop. It's Dotson In Gaza Buki who when they're on the floor together. Kansas made about sixty percent of his shots inside the art. Their opponents have made about forty one percent of their shots inside the three point line. That's the story right there when those two guys are together. Kansas is certainly the best team in America. But you also look at them and go. Are they one bad night from Abu? Koa from struggling. He was hurt part of the game on Saturday against the bad Kansas state team boss feeds it in bounced past as a group. Six to shoot you back down spits travels this is the shot ultimately but he rolled his ankle. Oh this is good has approved. He is clutching his right foot so Kansas is good. But like a lot of teams there. One bad moment badge stretch away from being right there with everybody else. Well now. It seems like Kansas is going to run away with the big twelve after Baylor who was ranked number two going into the weekend got upset by. Tcu How bad was this for Baylor? It's always interesting right. Like Baylor won every game but one for like two months straight and now all of a sudden last week I think a lot of people are panicking and that happens to a team. Like Baylor which doesn't have the brand recognition of Duke or Kentucky or a Kansas. So in hard times. I think we may be overemphasized Some of their struggles. I think you obviously don't want to continue losing and losing to a team like Tcu is not good For them but this is a team that again played a tissue team that did things that they haven't done in the past made forty five percent of the threes on Saturday against Baylor. They made thirty three percent of their shots from three point. Line before that so that can be more of an anomaly. I think Baylor overall though is one of the best defensive teams in America made the best defensive team not named Kansas. So that's GONNA keep them in every game that they play well one team. That's right up there with Kansas and Baylor is Gonzaga perennial contenders They did lose to. Byu about a week ago but they're still considered favorites to win the WCTC. How good is this Gonzaga team? I think they're really really good me now like I think they're amazing. I just think this is a year where because everyone has been sort of even you get one loss and all of a sudden. Gonzaga gets the whole. You haven't played anybody. And why are you losing you know in the West Coast Conference and I think that's unfair? Byu was a really good team like Byu's go into selection Sunday with maybe a five or six seed. Maybe even better so. There's nothing wrong with losing a road game in that environment to a good team. They have the number one offense in America a flea Petra. Sav is one of the best young players Indian tire country. We would know what mark few the head coach can do. And they've got two losses all year. I think that is one of the best teams in America and I think will prove it wants double a. Tournament starts so most of the rankings have some combination of Kansas Baylor in Gonzaga in the top. Three we'll see how this weekend changes that but after that myron gets pretty interesting. I'm you've got Dayton San Diego state. Did you see that coming up before the season began out like I wish I could lie and say I did? I wish I could be that dude. It was like yeah. I called San Diego State back in October in Dayton. But I didn't I mean like ob top and a Dayton is suddenly this lottery pig. And I don't think anybody saw that Common Dayton on Friday against Davidson Mia. Think about this number. They may ninety six percent of their shots inside the three point. Line Ninety six percent like I don't care if you're playing a high school junior Varsity Team. That's really difficult to do in Dayton. Did that and not only did they do it. They've been doing it Throughout the season just really inefficient offensive team in San Diego State. A team that lost its first game about a week and a half ago. The they've been role as well in their line of people who will say San Diego State doesn't play the competition that the other top teams have faced in college basketball. That's not true. They beat the. Byu Team that just beacons Aga- they beat Creighton. Which I think is the surprise of college basketball naked win at all by thirty one points and they beat Iowa another solid team another Aa tournament team by ten points so the best teams that were thrown at San Diego State. They won those games now. They did lose the UNLV Week ago but beyond that there have been a really really good team and I think in a year like this again. You're not going to run into a team with two lottery. Picks it feels like they can make Iran as well both San Diego state ending
LeBron's 40 bests Zion, sends Lakers past Pelicans 118-109
"Lebron James scored a season high forty points in the Lakers won eighteen to one oh nine win over the pelicans game was not satisfactory for me always comes in a win no matter how well planned everything was at a loss and a little satisfaction and also the other my guys will get a win and win column that's always the the great satisfaction aftermath team and Anthony Davis had a solid all around night scoring twenty one points fourteen rebounds and six blocked shots the Lakers have won six in a row this was James first head to head meeting against rookie phenom Zion Williamson who had several impressive dunks and finished with twenty nine points Brandon Ingram was high scorer for New Orleans with thirty four mark Myers Los Angeles
Carmelo Anthony welcomes Zion Williamson to the NBA
"Coast up in Portland the New Orleans pelicans with rookie sensation Zion Williamson leading the way twenty five points Williamson has been a force in the first eleven games of his NBA career one twenty eight one fifteen the final New Orleans wins pelicans at eighteen three point shots the nineteen year old Williamson who had knee surgery before the season looks as if he's playing as well as anyone who follows the pelicans at oak right okay a lot better you know cut down
LA Lakers: Takeaways from the first half of the season
"Win in Denver. A tough place right okay. Heading into the all star break four-game lead. I know it doesn't matter. Homecourt advantage Blah Blah Blah. How come we're not talking about how impressive first half of the season? This is for the Lakers. Everybody's talking about the clippers in the off season during the season because we live in a Wa Lakers are okay. Go ahead the last years of the number one seed. It didn't matter they didn't win a championship. The number two seed one titles is it. All I'm saying is the number one seed especially when we talked about it yesterday with the clippers if the clippers and Lakers they're all playing in the same building and I don't think it's that big advantage to beat a number one. I really don't have when they played the clippers in the playoffs. They have seven home games. Here the Rose Casino Clippers Games. There will be more Lakers fans there. There's no doubt about I think though is because we all know about the playoff. Yes we know Lebron you know. He had this great regular season but about winning the championship for both the clippers and the Lakers. I think that's why we're talking more about this than that. Great Win last night. It was a great win but it was. One of eighty two was impressive. You go to Denver and you beat them in their place. That's news that's really really. What are we gonNA talk as much about a if they lose their next game to a bad team? We're going to talk about the Celtics tonight. Are we gonNA have the same energy tomorrow? Words darn is big and is important as the Lakers in search of Lebron's not even that it's not even that what we've seen with Kawai is even last year. We saw him in and out of the lineup. In and out of the line of all regular season and then what happens in the postseason? He says I'm playing. He obviously has to play and look what the result ended up being. So with the with the clippers you automatically say he'll be sort of blew era. We see the same recipe being built in orchestrated here in La. We'll is okay you you too are starting irk me. With this whole. We saw the result the championship. Okay can we at least talk about this? Is You love to call. The warriors chip fraudulent Kawai. Leonard faced a team that Kevin Durant played twelve minutes in this series. Klay Thompson got her done. At what point are we going to say listen? It was a nice championship. Well done you. Do you mind being down Janas. Yeah they were GONNA smoke. Sorry let me let me say this off. This is the best player on planet Earth. Stuff you argue. He's in his better. This is designed to be. Why did you say Anthony Davis was better and Anthony? Davis legs Kuwabara Lakers to the Lakers. I'm not saying kawais definitely better. Clearly he doesn't control a game initiate an office like Lebron but clearly at this point a better defender at a goal to move Kawais. GotTa go to move where he had to undergo in the mid range. Yes but that's part of the discussion. He when he needs a bucket. He's GonNa get to a few spots in the mirror. Good above sixty five percent of those shots. The Brian has to drive all the way to the hole for it to be like some. You definitely think is going
Browns' Garrett reinstated after helmet-hit suspension
"The NFL has reinstated Browns defensive end myles Garrett You may remember. Garrett was suspended indefinitely after ripping someone's helmet off and hitting him in the head with it was that wrong shouldn't have done that. Visit frowned upon Danza. Yes This was on Thursday football back in November so this suspension ended up really being six games. that why that's what my question was going to be to you. Is that enough of a punishment for on national television ripping a quarterback's helmet often hitting him over the head with it. I think more punishment would have been making play. Wait for the browns. The rest of the year so Yeah finally like it was. It was bad yes embarrassing yes. Was He punished. Yes we over yes. I'm getting there also is. I mean I'm surprised. They may be ruled so quickly could have waited until June to renew. There's nothing really going on right now but by the Thai comes back right now I mean look the the only reason I would hold that suspension to be longer now is I believe he made up the racist thing and I would punishing more right I would. I would be but that would be an additional because what you don't know that I don't but like you don't mention it immediately afterwards to anybody you you had the microphone in your hand and all you had to say was look. I'm not gonNA say what he said but he said something that set me off. None of that was mentioned so I would have been okay with an additional suspension. Because that I believe he made it up. I believe he made it up. There are play other men around and only he was the only heard. It didn't mention it until a couple of weeks later when he was going before the. The Commissioner's office trying to get out of it. He claimed he went racial that one I would have held the suspension the greater but six games like whatever for whatever reason. It's okay to make up that that. Why do a racist just just just note K one? You can't take those things back that you said to I. I know that social media wants to believe that there's this high level of white racists out there there's not we are ridding them slowly slowly from the earth or at least from America much. It's like we're ridding ourselves of people who say Washington instead of Washington
"zion williamson" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"Seven seven six. Give us a straight talk straight. Talk wireless everything only at Walmart and getting a lot of tweets on pop This is a popular opinion pop coming in and saying miles Gary canceling his helmet. That said Mason Rudolph flat out wrong. He started the fight by trying to rip off Garrett's helmet. I believe miles when he says Rudolf Him. A racial slur Rudolph should got more than one game. Rudolph didn't get again. Got Fifty thousand dollars double check that but I'm pretty sure in the meantime again the NFL NFL investigated all of that. So that's already sort of been adjudicated. I'm not sure that I can go back and reeducate that so wombat came out and said I agree with this suspension. Rest of last. Here's sufficient just happened to be six games. What I really love on twitter is the amount of you? Guys that have found out of this a conspiracy theory which I love. We've even got some tweets that are coming in saying Cliff said MLB NFL to do it now. So we won't talk about the Astros. I'm in for a good conspiracy theory. That's peculiar work by then Floyd says has this suspension was more than enough especially with Mason getting a slap on the wrist but Bambino Great says ten to sixteen games for Period so not a consensus opinion. George Awards in Tampa what should myles Garrett suspension had been. Hey so actually agree with the Steven A.. And that They should probably do the season. Opener Bernard well but I don't think it should be from the NFL standpoint. I think it should be from the Cleveland Browns So you know for posterity reasons. They can you know set the standard and so that's unacceptable. Weaponized the helmet on. And that's an interesting question of if the browns could or should I'm not sure collectively bargain. I'm not sure they could do something. Above and beyond the League is already done. I don't know the answer to that. But should they. I mean my God. He had ten sacks before he was kicked out for the rest of the season right and the browns coming off a disappointing season. I'm I'm not sure that the Browns is an organization cares much about that stance as they do about. You know trying to make the playoffs so and Tom. Echoes this sentiment at least full season. Make sure everyone understands the penalty for using a weapon so we are starting to get a little bit more sentiment at this point for longer. Derek's there's not long enough will liked at least lis ten games especially if you take into account all of his other annex last season seems like the initial outrages gone. Well that's just the way the world works. I mean initial outrageous fading. I still have outraged to weaponising your helmet. I don't care what happens. Ultimately I want the stiffest penalty they can possibly give so it sends a message. Not just a mile gear but to the rest of the NFL that says hey you do this and it is so severe same thing I've said about cheating Major League baseball the way that you stop these things is would penalty. I say caretake brought to you by my computer career training for a better life. Tedy Bruschi joined the panel Maxim Steven A.. To talk about the surprising timing of the reinstatement. And if Myles Garrett got enough suspension from the NFL if if I'm myles Garrett I'm thinking my lucky stars that it only ended up being six game suspension I look at it and I was thinking eight games. I didn't think any type of full all season bands or elimination from the League. Anything like that. That was an overreaction but I thought this might have been an eight game suspension so out of set at two on top of it and then the word the word indefinite is strong. I know he's had to live with that for a little while. But did this suspension depend on when it happened during the season. If this was week six would have played again last season and would have would it have been ten in a week eight. It would have been eight but you gotta establish some type of consistency. Let's see if this happens again. And it's an emotional game. I understand what happened to Myles Garrett and how he went crazy and how he's in a situation where you got a helmet and you lose control and you swing it. It it can happen again is what I'm trying to say so when it does happen again you know you've got this to look back on it and in totality all it's been for Myles. Garrett is a six game suspension when I think a standard of eight for people to look at would have been better for the League moving forward. That's actually the best argument I've heard is that is that you're being sensitive to the fact that someone can lose impulse control in a moment because when they're angry if they if the other guys helmet off especially if the other guy is pursuing them you don't think about what you want to get them so because it may happen again. Eight gave a stiffer suspension is important because you need this as a reference reference point. The League needs to be able to point back to it. Look we did what we could but teddy basic point of view is. He wasn't hurt by the swinging of the helmet. Whatever may have happened happened? Mason Rudolph started. The fight escalated the fight by grabbing. The helmet got his helmet taken away instead and he didn't have to chase myles Garrett who's being restrained by two of his teammates if if he was ten yards away garrick could have done this. All you wanted one going to hit anything. So it's like everyone is focusing on Dad myles Garrett and he lost control he deserves the suspension but feels out of proportion to me and the NFL is all about images. Max It's about what we saw. What the youth of America saw what the fans saw in the image of that swing swing is basically what they're talking about here? They're not talking about what happened because all it is is it's a fight and things escalate to a point. You are correct Max absolutely but the swinging of the helmet is something an image that must be dealt with. Seriously I the helmet was player. Yep potentially what are your thoughts about my position that I said eight games. I'm thinking seven just to season opener only for the sole purpose of using it as a reminder. We did not forget what happened last gear. We want you all remember what happened this year because if you do it the penalty will be even more severe. I think that's the kind of impetus that needs to be on the motivation. The basic needs to be behind the decision making suspect you go into next season because the browns didn't make the playoffs Outta mind our. We've been celebrating football when we come back and you want to feel like nothing happened. No I don't think that's the right message to send. I agree with you because what what the point is now with that you say seven an eight okay just just make it seven. I'm with you there just so there's a little bit of a reminder to the players at this can happen again sure because now that there's not there's a reminder to the players where if I go to the commissioner and show contrition that things can be better because you have a meeting with the commissioner you you were you Express remorse you do all the right things and the commissioner will be lenient rather than knowing if you do that this is what's going to happen so this opens up inconsistencies which is something that there have been a lot of debates about with the NFL and how they've handled things in the past and now is just another example to where something like this happens again and then now it's all about debate. Is it about six games. What does indefinite truly mean? Does it mean you finish the the season and then you have a meeting or maybe. It's a few games at six games. Then I go to the commissioner and tell them how sorry I am and he lets me back in the league. The People's acting acting like six games is not a lot. Six Games is a huge sakes season. I Stephen said I think you have an interesting idea. They are mainly your point is that it'll remind people when the season starts member what happened. That's a good point and also he would have been suspended for the playoffs. They didn't make the playoffs. So you could argue that. He kind of got off a little lighter in a sense because he didn't have to miss those games while you're not paid the same for those games. I understand end the point I thought six Games was plenty in this case I say your take on. ESPN radio the ESPN APP and ESPN news. And Look we're getting several tweets leads to the to the point of what Stephen Ages said grant said. I believe six games is plenty of the reason. They don't want to have him suspended for any games next year because the NFL doesn't want US talking about it. And that's why the announcement came. So maybe it's right. Maybe that is the right thought. Give us your take. I take your take triple eight say. ESPN eight seven to nine. Three seven. Seven six as as we continue to get your take on what you think. The proper suspension shouldn't have been for miles. Gary you can also tweet me at Jason Fitz in the meantime that's not the only NFL news. It was coming out as Dak Prescott contract. Conversation continues to be a hot source of debate. I take debated today. Who would be the best option to replace tack? You can hear some of that and some of the surprising a thoughts from there after this. Let's first talk about Daniel a year ago. He resolved to stop putting off what he wanted to get into. Information Technology. Daniel enrolled in my computer career..
"zion williamson" Discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
"You say that Williamson sure played inspired last night dropping a career high thirty one on Portland. Zion also had nine rebounds five assists and Listen Folks Lebron K. D. and Luca Danni which are the only other one thousand nine year olds ever rick ever to have thirty one nine and five game. Xian's averaging twenty one and just under eight boards through a whopping nine games this year as Rob Parker shakes his head. Rick Has Zion Williamson already established himself as a superstar in the NBA. Who who put him? I do in you know. Educate me and Greg are on one side. You're on the other the superstar tag they hand up keychains. The trade show yes apparently is we do. This is twenty twenty superstar. He's not even an all star yet. Thank you he is now I will say this. He is exciting and fun to watch. He has shown some superstar like like qualities. But right now. He's an energy guy that's what he is. He's an energy guy and he's a dynamic energy guy because he's so athletic but superstar is a guy who I mean first of all. What's the accomplishment at this point nothing? He's a celebrity. Yes yes yes this day and age also media. That's right that's what they are so but for me superstar lead you to who championships. He's the best player on your team. So I am Williamson is not the best player on this team. They don't play through him offensively defensively. He's he's not very good. I mean he's come on lost defensively. What surprises me is that as dynamic and athletic as is is kind of a phone booth rebounder like I would have expected that he was going to be able to his? That was one thing he was gonna put up huge numbers offensively. He can go get his own and he can do some electric things but man. I mean Judge Judy. Judge Judy a superstar. Because she's very popular. Let.
Bulls Quiet At Trade Deadline As Zion Williamson Comes To The United Center
"Tonight the bulls are hold they'll host New Orleans and Ricky's Diane Williamson listed as available for the game after being initially listed as questionable because of a sprained
Bulls set to face the Pelicans, Zion Williamson
"The bulls host New Orleans in top rookies Diane Williamson tonight Williamson was initially listed as questionable now the pelican say he is
Blockbuster deal: Red Sox agree to trade Mookie Betts, David Price to Dodgers
"So the dodgers Red Sox have agreed to a blockbuster deal two thousand eighteen. Al Mvp Mookie. Betts and pitcher. David price have been traded to Los Angeles. Is it monkey the second best player in baseball. My crazy I thought it was Mike. Troughton mookie Betts might not now in the three-team team deal the dodgers. Since outfield Alex Vertigo to Boston and Kenza Majeida to the twins and the Red Sox also receive pitching prospects bruised doc from Minnesota clearly. Obviously a money thing for Boston it has they WanNa get below the luxury tax threshold price as a three year. Ninety six nine dollar deal and mookie designed a Deal as well okay. Okay I got a taste of first of all dodgers are very well run and in the dodgers do not spend. They're very smart. They spend a lot more than they do. They have a ton. The dodgers have great farm system and everybody they bring up works like everybody so they spend a lot of money on research and development development. They have passed. They passed on Harper. They passed on Zach grinky they passed on somebody else. That was expensive. Manny Machado. That didn't go all in on him. So for the dodgers to go in on McKee bets. It tells you he's a he's a day. One changed the franchise talents superstar or star. Yes he is the second best player in the sport. I don't know what his war consecutive gold glove last year. Obviously when AOL. MVP and she says. How are the red sox struggling struggling with money? I don't get it. I thought it was the Yankees made the most money because they have the necessary they have a regional network. That's a cash cow so yankees make the most money. Isn't it like dodgers Red Sox.
Shannon on Brady says he's not wearing a blazer to the Super Bowl next year
"Tom Already did make it to super bowl. Fifty four but only on the field before kickoff as a member of the NFL one hundred all time team and yesterday Brady posted a picture picture to his instagram story. With a caption. That said I am not wearing a blazer to the super bowl and hexed years so eric where will on radio Tom Brady will be right in New England league. Really definitely. He's not he's not going anywhere. I mean I don't see Robert Kraft letting that happen. Think about this guy has played his whole career in New England his whole career. And you might say that Bill Belichick take wants to get rid of him or they. They don't see eye to eye whatever he does but but the but the owner. That football is Robert Kraft. Robert Kraft loves Tom. Brady and Tom Brady has done so much for for New England for the National Football League. I mean really. I mean you might hate the Patriots. I never like to pay. Even when they didn't have Tom Brady cheating. They were so but anyway He's done he's done so much I just don't see him. I don't go anywhere I really don't I can't I can't picture it. I see he bill belichick leaving before Tom Brady would need I. And that's that's what I would see because I feel like that you know he had a chance to keep Jimmy G.. Bill Belichick did not a chance that he didn't they didn't give him a chance to keep. They got rid of him. And I think that really like this that would have been my chance I I I. I had another dynasty but still the Patriots are a very good football team. This year. They had a great defense. People WanNa best defense. They had a special teams I'm the one that wants I. I got to say Tom Brady. COTTAM S man. I mean big. I mean it's the truth. He got to play play football but he still plays at a high level. They're in a division that they should win. It's not a tough division. They win that division. So they'll be what they were twelve and four this year. They probably two for next year. Eleven and five thirteen thirteen three or something like that so. I don't see Tom Brady going anywhere I I don't see that. I don't believe he plays in New England skip I I don't I can't definitively pinpointed. Plays that. He'll go but I think in order for him he has to go to a place that gives him the best opportunity when the Super Bowl. It's just not about getting out of New England to show you know I I just needed. A change of scenery is about winning Super Bowl. He has to win one coach Belichick First Super Bowl and win. Who is the winner is a simple and ask ask if this was a race between bill belichick and Tom Brady because the days that we're in the same we're having the same discussion? And you have the discussion two or three times next year. WHO's most responsible for the success and so say race the first one to super bowl fifty five to sixty is the winner? And that's what he's GonNa come down to now can he goes. I mean he's looking at it okay. Who has a good outfit? Who has good offensive line? Because he's not mobile like these young quarterback that's up and coming who has never was ause right right early more now that you've got to be forty three that's true who have offensive line wide receivers and a defense so Adams give honestly. I don't see a Peyton. Manning situation paid many got the perfect storm you had. You had a young dicker. You had Julius Thomas No Sean Marino Title Office of line the Wind Got Vasquez from San Diego. You sit and then you bring in a key to leap remember the Denver team albeit with Tim Tebow they had one they won the division. All of a sudden you get to step into a team that won the division in a playoff game and I say okay here we go so now. We're looking at okay. People mentioned the raiders. Daddy make the play the chargers they didn't make the playoffs Chicago. They didn't make the playoff. So all the teams that you know that that sounds reasonable. They didn't make the playoffs. Now you may dimension on Monday. Maybe they said Okay Jimmy you got to go. We're GONNA take Tom Brady for two years. Because we believe at the quarterback position is that where we're that's where we're we're lacking yup. I believe we can get there okay. That would be an ideal situation. I don't see that happening but I just I just think there's been too much blood would bad blood between coach Belichick and talk now. I just give you know. They had the centennial team and coach. Belichick said it was great to just you know shoot. You'll be able to say it with Tom and talk football and they were all took a big picture with all the page format pages but Tom knows he knows you try to get rid of me while are you. Over
Zion Williamson reacts to Kobe Bryant's tragic passing
"Bryant live from lower Merion high school just outside of his home town of Philadelphia right to the NBA in the LA Lakers he debuted in the NBA at the age of eighteen back in nineteen ninety six Brian Sunday and eight others were killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas California thirty miles or so outside of Los Angeles brides thirteen year old daughter Chiana was also on board and killed in the crash reaction from Zion Williamson whose NBA career is just getting started meant a lot to me grow out of I have Jersey dating twenty four brought out that's tough man I was in a way when I got the news you know just so my braces his family may just say this to happen and it is our Regis hope road right on the on the support they need and from hall of Famer Jerry west who drafted Toby the more you're rounding people fall this serious he was fun to get a laugh laugh at himself but as I say he bought Rory to so many young kids yeah the it had the same admiration insane desire to do something unique
"zion williamson" Discussed on Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ
"It. It didn't work hand. Oh sorry many times paper somewhere orange if you go back and you look at in a everybody's the Brown and Brown Brown but if you go back and you look at Lebron's early days he wasn't knocked down open jumpers don't that the people was allowed him to take him because he wasn't making them then all of a sudden now and they're like Nah we'll run out there adding but then you out there at him. He'll put it on the floor right by. That's kind of what. But that's and I hate to get caught up in it. But that's Kinda what a Zion situation could look like. Here's I on talking about his shooting last night. I guess. Uh when I'm going to say when you're not able to move around do athletic movements for awhile and only thing to do is shoot spot of jumpers. I guess that was a result resulted. Maybe I mean maybe the fact he couldn't get out and run and jump and do all the things that make him Zion Williamson did he can only stand there and hoist jump shots. Maybe he got a little better. Maybe you know I remember you know looking at video of Gordon Hayward and when he was dealing with his foot injury he's he's shooting jump shots sitting on the bench or sitting on a stool and just working jumper over and over again because he couldn't move so who knows you know it was an exciting debut. You didn't have a great start to your point. It's all about the finish and we all remember the finish. The question is now. Is this sustainable. The question is now how can he get in shape fast enough before his out of shape nece causes other problems because dude. It's fat right now. He's do because sustainable. I honestly do because of his mental makeup. His mental makeup has shown me that. That's what what it is. When he blew a tire at Duke hurt herself he came right back voice? What did miss a beat I? It wasn't one of those deals where he said. I'm a checkout continued to play for his team and now you look at all the time that he's missed he's got you know when you come in for the first time you WanNa Kinda gauge. You WanNA put your tone of water see what the temperature is at awarded before you dive all the way and I think that's what he did last night. He put his toe in the water at the beginning of the game. Those first two and a half the three quarters and then he figured out okay this is what the NBA really is about what he is and what we're hoping he's going to be is what he saw or what we saw last night in those three minutes Zayn Williamson is a star in this league that he is a star and he's very comfortable carrying the weight that comes with being a star. I honestly didn't even mean it like that. But we'll we'll get get into that plus the Lakers last night. They are on the road the closer to finishing up this road trip. They get the Knicks last night and Frank Vogel said the Defense One player in particular started..
Williamson's 22 in debut not enough for Pelicans vs. Spurs
"Zion Williamson made his NBA debut lies that or grinding tape the senior yeah he was up late with the scouts twenty two point seven rebounds and pelicans loss to the spurs it was a three minute stretch in the fourth quarter was I and scored sixteen straight points hit four threes actually put them in the lead and then they had to take him out because they're
"zion williamson" Discussed on First Things First
"Ready for nine. Thirty pelicans hosting the spurs the much anticipated but appropriately hyped. NBA debut of number one overall. Pick Zion Williamson during the pre season. He averaged twenty three points per game however lately he's been going viral for dozing is Z.. Meditating sleep well anyway when asked about it. Here's what he had to say. Very difficult If you saw me meditating on the sidelines it's very difficult. Finally here to go back out appropriately predicted. I thought he was meditating. I recognize someone. Someone stop with you talking about me lying about you. Can't if you line about John Williamson. He wasn't sleeping on a bench. I don't know exactly what he was doing sleeping resting that guy taken taken one. PM College course. You know what it's like in the middle of the day where it's like two and village. Sitting on your eyelids Jenner was visualized is in his bed. Good Coal canty added happen tonight. What do you expect out of Zion? This evening use good evening. I it looks like he might be on a bit of minutes research. And so I don't think we're GONNA get the full Zion experience but I wanNA plant my flag on this right now. I think Zion's going to help lead the Pelicans to the playoffs. I think that a team that we thought could be a plucky interesting seven or eight seed before the year when we thought he was going to be able play the full season and then once you already was out and you saw them get out to the start. They didn't sell it's going to be a lost season will that there are seven quality teams out west there. Five Excellent Teams Dallas Analysis. A Good Sixteen Oklahoma City is a pretty good seventeen and then it's a bunch of weight. What fighting for that eight spot? So the PELICANS are not out of Zion. I believe is going to average twenty points a game this year canny. I'd only win the rookie of the year. Cause Jasmine's so he's played all year and good for Joh- who would have been the number one pick and a lot of other drafts graphs. But I think we're going to get to see Lebron Zion round one of the western conference playoffs and that'll linden sweep for them. If that ends up being the match up but it will still be great great experience and I think people are. I think people have gotten to down on Zaire now. The conversation is will job better prochet job in their role and pick. This guy was one of the most dominant once in truly wants an generation athletes we've ever seen at the collegiate level. We've have such short memory because he's been hurt we haven't seen it will be reminded of that instantly no matter how many minutes he plays night candy because even amongst the NBA. He's a one of one athletically as far as size leaping ability we all of this is the most anticipated rookie debuts in seventeen years ago when Lbj came into the league and you you likened him to that in terms of the physical the physical abilities just to give steady has it and just the comparables but looking at his profile as a Collegian player. Everything that we saw at Duke would suggest that he's going be able to come in and have instant success and what I like about the situation. He's in he's going to a basketball team. Were David Griffin. Is the executive somebody that that was responsible for adding Lebron James to the Cleveland Cavaliers and building out a roster around him. I think it's important to have somebody with that type of experience because they recognize what's important in terms of being able to realize the full potential of Zion making sure that you have the pieces in place and there's a lot to like with what the Pelicans did this off. Season with the trade that they made with the Lakers. They added Lonzo Ball. They added Brandon. Ingram who's playing at at all level. Don't forget they got a knockdown shooter in Jj rettig and then they got Jackson Hayes. WHO's a big guy that can protect protect the rim defender? So I just feel like all of the pieces that the Pelicans have in place Are Going to complement what Zion does well. And they're going to give him every opportunity to to put his his stamp on his Pelicans team I think that's why they've been waiting for so long trying to be cautious because they want to make sure that he's right and then they. I want to see whether this team is capable of making a playoff on one hand. They did do all that they did. Wait probably longer than some headlines. When he had the surgery they waited a long time he seems ready? He seems focusing seems to want to get out there but at the same time. This is a team that is very well planned to make a playoff push. You worry putting too much pressure on this. Not only do we want you but we need you because we need to make up some ground in the West. Because I don't think there's a lot of people predicting what I just did that there that the Pelicans are going to go from where they are right. Now I think twelve in the western conference to through the eighth seed but it's only three games and because he's only playing half the season and it's not like they're playing anything close to even five hundred basketball right now. You're not going to say. He derailed anything thing and he is a special physical special specimen and especially lately and as far as scoring twenty game. I think people feel like well. That's a lot task. He is going to get twelve to fourteen points. A game outside of the structure of your offense he will get twelve to fourteen a game of put backs and transition every night surely need six to eight tonight inside the offense and you know what I mean in the half court offense while he learns a at least a competent or more competent jump shot while while he learns NBA offenses. He will still be in the teens without getting one basket there and were most rookies. Not all rookies. Not The kid Matthias Thionville from Philly and a couple others. Most rookies are terrible. Defensive Players Zion. I believe canty will instantly being above average defender because of his athleticism ability to get to the weak side blocking contest shots. That will translate immediately as well which also will help the pell. I saw Mika play last year in college where there was a three point shop on Mugabe Virginia and it was able to get from the pay close out on shooter and actually block the shot so I mean what he can do on the defensive and I think is is being understated in terms of his overall. Hey was ion will be an impact player. There is no question about the only question was coming out. There would be some concerns about durability ability to be able to stay healthy not because he had a little bit of an injury at the end of the regular season at Duke and then he had the injury with a meniscus in summer league so I just think we haven't seen a guy this big. This explosive SUV paying so people didn't know whether or not he'd be able to stay healthy but if he stays healthy. There's no question about average twenty point gay I if he stays healthy his floor is Blake Griffin and Blake Griffin by. The way is GonNa make the hall of fame one day and his ceiling as a couple. MVP's that's the spectrum of a Hell Design Williamson career starts tonight. I cannot wait. Thank you for listening to the first things first..
"zion williamson" Discussed on GSMC Sports Podcast
"He is Back Zion. Zion Williamson is starting to night Tuesday the while now. He's starting Wednesday. Sorry I apologize. He is going to be starting in the next New Orleans. PELICANS game and everybody excited about it. He's bans excited about it. Fox's probably best. CBS TNT. Probably probably. I mean everyone's excited about this. Because He Zion Lewiston when the most hyped players to enter the NBA. Sense Lebron James so so is exciting. Obviously everybody's hyped about it. He had a fantastic time in at Duke. Another player player. He had mazing time at Duke Amazing Year at Duke. They didn't win a national championship or anything but he was the number one. Pick in the draft to go to the neural New Orleans. Pelicans thought he was going to the Knicks. I thought he was going to go anywhere. But the Pelicans but the Pelicans one lottery Republicans got the number one pick and they picked the obvious choice was Zion Williamson. So what is the what. What are we expecting here so under with knee surgery before the season started? Of course that's why he has not played at all this year before he went on he played four four preseason games and he tweaked his knee during the preseason games. And that's what led to the surgery and all that so so his stats in the preseason games that he played in the four that he played in so he went he averaged twenty three point. Three points on seventy one percent shooting with with six and a half rebounds in four preseason games so the main question is Howard. The PELICANS GONNA use him so the Pelicans have been kind of getting by. They have Brandon Ingram. WHO's playing pretty pre- pretty great Lonzo? Ball's praying plane pretty great greats kind of overstated actually because the Pelicans are sixteen in twenty twenty seven at the moment they are eleven games under five hundred. They are twelfth in the Western Conference so by great I mean. They're great for what they've been doing. Bearing Ingram's been playing better since his time with the Lakers Lonzo. Ball's been playing a little bit better. Josh Heart is okay. Then you have drew holiday. Jj rettig veteran presence on the team they are playing as they usually play. So how are they gonNA use. I on when when he gets filing playing which he will start playing Wednesday so one thing that people people are saying is that he could get the Janas treatment when he does start playing so basically what happens happens the honest as they play they give him a load management so he could still be fresh for most game and fly around. These amazing plays at Janas does so they could gives eye on a very similar load management. Expect around twenty twenty five minutes in the first few games because you know he's still got to get him up to speed because remember he has never so played in a real NBA basketball game so that learning curve that most players have to go through by. Now they're usually pretty good. He still has to go through that learning curve. There's still a learning curve that he has to go through then on top of that he's also rehabbing that knee which he's already rehab. I mean he's got he's given the full goes one hundred percent to play for the Pelicans and the upcoming game so at first is going to be very little top and and it's really going to be interesting to see if you actually make impact. He made a huge impact on the prison. Two Games but those are preseason games. Actually Games are completely completely different but then again people said that about. He played at a small Catholic school in Spartanburg South Carolina. People said that when when he moved up to Duke went to Duke Start Playing on these ACC schools. They said he's got just to involve the Blah. We'll see how he actually how good he actually is then. They said the same thing when he moved up to the Summer League. We'll see how actually the summer league dominated at Summer League and now people are saying the same thing he's moving up to the actual NBA and people people are wondering is he actually going to be good in the actual MBA. So it's kind of all news at this point for Zion. I feel like he's going through the same same Amol Song and dance that people have gone. He's gone through three years pretty much because he was in high school three years ago so actually two years ago. He was in high school two years ago. So this is something he's been going through the past couple years everybody keeps saying there's a lot of nonbelievers when it comes Zion Williamson camp but I can tell you you got to watch person. Unfortunately I live near where his high school was. I never was interested in actually going to see a ranum high school kid play basketball. Aw That's just not my thing. I live near near where he is. I wanted him to go to Clemson because Clemson was definitely big target or he was a big target for Clinton he did not. He chose Duke over Clemson. Which I'm still upset about? But it's okay. He chose Duke over Clemson which smart move on his part I suppose but so he goes to Duke. Plays really well at Duke. I never got to see him on. TV of course but never got to see him live. Because Duke did not come to Clemson then then I wasn't gonNA drive up to Durham to duke game so I never got a person but what I've seen of him on television and during the NCAA tournament airmen during any duke. Game against the game played against Clemson. Duke at Cameron Indoor he is a monster. This kid is a monster. He is nothing like I've ever seen before you can compare him to Lebron but I think he's a little bit more physically. Gifted than Lebron was at this age Lebron James He. He was athletically gifted but physically. I compare Kinda Shack. He's like leaner shack because when I joined the NBA he was big. He was athletic. He can do all this crazy stuff. Zion kind of like that. That's how I would describe so so the impact impact on the Pelicans I feel like is going to. He's going to bring a lot of attention to himself. Because I feel like a lot of teams don't want to be shown up by ion remember. He is still the number one pick the NBA draft and the the basketball one player can change a team. Dramatically so having Zion in the game is going to open up. Avenues for for Brandon Ingram for drew holiday for JJ radic. He's going to get more open. Shots them on the outside and then also help with rebounds and stuff like like that is going to be very interesting how they use him like I said he's only in between playing twenty to twenty five minutes so as we very interested in how the pelicans skins how Alvin gentry uses him. The PELICANS still have a chance of making the playoffs. Now there's been arguments should the PELICANS even try to make the playoffs. There's is a young team Zion. Who's who you don't want to get injured again? You kind of want him to go through the rest of the season unscathed so he can spend the offseason getting better and getting full fully recovered from this injury. So it's going to be very interesting. How they use him? They could make the playoffs. They're just wealth. I don't know how many games out of the eighth out of the playoffs. The Ark but their twelfth in the Western Conference. Let's see how many games are they. They are out. There are only out four games from the eighteen. Only outboard games. Which is the Memphis Grizzlies? Who John Mirant on their team? WHO's there's another fantastic rookie? He was drafted second overall behinds ion and he's playing fantastic so the PELICANS can make. That's the bottom line with this terrible record. They could still make it. They still have a chance they will actually. They're probably more than four games out of the playoffs offs. But they're about four and a half according to basketball reference DOT COM so they still have a chance. Zion is good enough to get them into the playoffs offs. He is good enough. Basketball is completely different sport. When you when you have a team like the Cleveland Cavaliers and you just add Lebron onto it all of a sudden and they're making the NBA championship NBA finals every single year? And then Lebron leaves and then they're back to being back back to playing now. Yeah well back to pretty much relevancy. So it's interesting. It's interesting because one one player can really change changed a lot in the NBA. And Zion can change a lot for the Pelicans so the Pelicans are definitely GonNa be teamed. Watch the PELICANS game wins. I and makes his debut is going to be much. Must Watch even though he's probably not going to have that much activity in the game because like I said they're kind of rehabbing him they're kind of slowly getting them in you have that learning curve playing in the NBA which he still has to get used to and then of course you have the situation that they need to focus on. So there's a lot of deterrence to Zion Zion Zion Zion's debut but is still going to be exciting. He's one of the most exciting young players in the league and we haven't even seen him play game the fact that this many people are still talking about him. Even though he's been an injured for the whole year most most players will get forgotten about for the whole year. But now we've been talking Masire on this entire time. How the public can be with Zion? How how is going to play in the NBA and stuff like this so there you have it like I said it's GonNa be interesting to watch and I want him excited? I will tune into it probably will tune in for the twenty twenty five minutes Edzai in place and we'll see see how it goes and we'll see if the PELICANS will get over that Hump and get to the top so up next. We'll be talking more basketball but we're going to college. We're going to collegiate level as college. Basketball has been chaotic this year. And we'RE GONNA.
"zion williamson" Discussed on You're Wrong... And Here's Why
"And welcome to this week's episode of you're wrong and here's why I'm Chris where we're joined by Greg. Crone Gregory Houria. Another beautiful weird snowy snowy night over here in beautiful Pennsylvania Chris Beautiful Pennsylvania. Yes so you guys get to now. All of a sudden as as I was driving home I noticed a small amount of flurries and then as the next hour to win along some winter squalls Chris and Snow Squalls Elsa coding my driveway currently. But I don't think it's supposed to do or last much longer. Driveway Lottie DA. I know right Mr Mr Rockefeller No let's that's exciting. I think you know I've said this innumerable times but I miss snow in theory in theory in theory. Keyword there all right well this week thought about why the Pelicans are GonNa Richard Zion Williamson the season while the bills are going to beat the Patriots this weekend and why Madison Bumgarner is the best value so far and free agency. Let's start off with the New Orleans Talibans and and one Zion Williamson Zion Williamson the number one selection in the nineteen NBA draft. And I I were. He gets hurt after a pretty impressive summer league I would say and all of a sudden. There's a six to eight weeks time line and at this time on just keeps getting pushed back and pushed back and pushed back and pushed back and we're now past eight weeks. Zaylon is still not cleared to actually take part in five one five staff or do any any significant court trills. Greg this is this is a story. I've seen play out before we've seen. Oh He's is going to be ready in a couple of weeks. Don't worry about it when our teams tanking and that just never comes. I will say I check this out and I was surprised to see over at Bethesda sportsbook. They're actually plus twenty five hundred not amongst the twenty five thousand skews me not even the worst teams is in the NBA but there is just not a chance in the world. The PELICANS are going to Risk Zion's long-term future or quite frankly their draft pick and twenty twenty by playing this guy this year. Well I mean the question. The PELICANS have to face. Is You know especially with the guys they got in that in that Lakers the deal that sent Anthony Davis over how Zion's going to Gel with some of these guys and and I think that you know obviously you don't WanNa push him back from an injury early but I could definitely Italy see a post all-star break bringing this guy back and just letting him get used to the game. We saw firsthand me and you a sixers fan saw this play Out Year after year after year and it took such a weird adjustment period for some of these guys that set out like Ben Simmons like Joel Embiid. I took a little bit longer for them to kind of get their feet under them at the NBA level now. Obviously Zion is an unbelievably athletic kid and a lot of explosiveness. This is part of his game and I think that that's something the pelicans definitely have to monitor coming back from something like this and you don't want to exacerbate exacerbate an injury and obviously their seasons essentially over I mean there what sixteen games under five hundred already to start the season. They've lost a ton of games in a row. I think it's double digits at this point. It's you know the the hunt for the playoffs is obviously over but with the way the NBA draft is waded. Now tanking doesn't work as much so getting this guy even a little bit of run not only for the team but also for the fan base. I mean this is a guy. This is the Mo what. Let's let's be honest. This is probably the most hyped number one overall pick since Lebron. If we're going to be we're going to be perfectly honest here Just from the amount of media coverage the amount of focus he went to Duke. There's just so much focus on this guy to to not to not put him out there for a couple of games just to get his feet wet at the NBA level. I think is unfair. I don't think the Pelicans give a damn about getting him. acclimated playing with Josh Heart and Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram and Jackson Hayes and derrick favors. Whoever it is they want to put out there? You'll notice that I didn't mention drew holiday or JJ rennick because if you're if you're listening to the scuttle bought of late it seems like both of them could potentially be on the block. Why did you leave us? Jj why did you do it only to get traded and take your power out of your own hands. They're concerned about Zion long-term and you talk about the weighted it'd lottery system There's just -cation to that I get where you're coming from but the point is it's still better to have a better chance. You know if I I understand. It's not as drastic a difference. It has been in the past with more flat and lottery odds but worse team still have a better chance. And that's all you can really ask for. You know. There was never a scenario where that number one team was. Actually even the favorite to get the number one pick. The field was always the favourite because that that odds were what twenty five percent twenty six percent back in a pre weighted lottery. You know there. There was never any guarantees. And we've seen plenty of teams tank only to get the second pick in the draft third. Pick in the draft now God could be fifth. Pick in the draft if you're if you're New York Knicks Fan with RJ Barrett. Going four last year that he was hardcore. Tanking this is I on. This is all about Zion. This is about his future and who you're going to pair them with if you can add the James Wise Men are and Anthony Edwards or something along those lines. I I don't know how much percents Lamelo ball would make as he would potentially be taking a spot from his older brother but added Edwards or a Weisman. Come back next year and see what you got. But you're not risk nothing. I mean the problem is we've gone back and forth about market size and things like that with the Pelicans specifically is you. You're the risk of losing fan interest because of something like this though. It's not like the city of Philadelphia where you have you know a much. Larger pool pulled draw from a long rich tradition of basketball. You know going way back to the early fifties you're talking about you're talking about a Pelicans franchise that is relatively brand new in the in the you know the grand scheme of the NBA and to not have a guy like this out there to not not give him to not give the fans at least an opportunity to see him is is a really really difficult decision for me to watch them make. I mean it's not like like they're dropping ticket prices because he's not out there. You know what I mean. Those season tickets that skyrocketed remember all the stories in the videos of the ticket. Team going crazy when when they landed the number one pick those ticket. Prices are staying the same in you risk a lot when it comes to renewals and things like that from from a business standpoint by not having the sky play. I understand that the season's essentially over but how many games his rookie Zion Williamson really going to win this team. This team has contracts as constructed. It is not very good. They have pieces they definitely do. I mean drew's obviously a perennial. All Star at this. Point is one of the best young point guard gets. He's not young anymore. It's twenty nine. But he still a very very very good player in this league. And you outside of that I mean you do like you said you you have. Jj whatever derrick favors again. Nothing Great Brandon. Ingram is easily the best player on the team currently I mean the questions going to become as what do fans have to watch. What this team? If it's not Si- On pill you get Zion over the next. At least four. Three seasons you get a healthy sign you talk about fan interest waning and you know temporarily that may be the case but who cares hairs because the very second that guy steps onto the court it all goes away and that's all anybody who's GonNa WanNa talk about again and this team is going to be a lot more interesting thing if Anthony Edwards playing playing shooting guard instead of Josh Heart or JJ radic or somebody like that and then you genuinely have that young core for you know. A wise men might be weird fit just because they draft Jackson. Hey so high last year but a guy like Edwards gives you a potentially you. It's really interesting. Young trio of of Edwards Zaylon and Brandon Ingram. And then. Then you're onto something then you're not just a team that's interesting to watch because it was I on your team that potentially if everyone matures correctly becomes the team to reckon within the NBA. And what why would you risk you. We I think the only way the fan interest goes away is if you put this guy back on the court. He's exciting for game and a half then he lands wrong. Re Fractures chooses foot. And we're back to square one. That's how you lose fan excitement. Sure but what are the question becomes as he's two hundred eighty five pounds. I think the odds yet. But it's not GonNa Change. It's GonNa Change from this year to next year. It's not like all of a sudden ions going to become a felt to forty like if anything he's GonNa continue to grow into his body and potentially get bigger. I mean we're talking about a twenty year old kid right here. I mean you watch guys transform as they enter into the NBA. A and what their bodies become. Let's talk about a guy like Joel embiid. For example you know they come into the league. They add that wait they get bigger. I don't see Zion on shrinking anytime soon. So you're talking about worrying about something that can happen at any point. It's this is the same reason why I disagreed. Continuously with the sixers and what they did did with managing the injuries of Ben Simmons and managing the injuries of Jalil Okeafor nerlens. Noel and I guess Jalil wasn't injured but nerlens was an and even Joel embiid like we did this thing where we baby them and did for what exactly. Well I would argue. NCUA the Ben Simmons thing and I will believe this to my. My last breath was not the Philadelphia. Seventy sixers decision but rather the decision of his management management and Ben Simmons because I think they care about marketing and they wanted him to be able to be rookie of the year out. It's also because he didn't shoot three pointers and he doesn't shoot and he's not a shooter in what are you talking. What are you talking about? He's I think he's too for three but either way. Well he's I think he's actually two for five on real threes real threes real threes. I just wish he's the best shooter. Benson's will not have perfectly fine. You're incorrect but I mean let's think about the teams in New Orleans around. I mean they're in the much tougher western conference. I don't think Zion brings them anywhere near getting outside of that bottom autumn five or bottom six you know world in when it comes to the draft lottery. I just don't the team's not good enough to go in night in night out and beat teams. They're not going to be better. They're just they're just not. It's just it's not going to hurt their draft stock as much and getting this guy out there and letting their fans and see what the future holds. I think carries more weight I don't agree with that. I think this is you tank and you worry about it next this year. Are you at all surprised you. I mentioned the the Plus Twenty five thousand Pravada but are you at all surprised to learn that to win the championship. That plus plus twenty five thousand goes for both the PELICANS and the Memphis. Oh sorry the Memphis..
"zion williamson" Discussed on Big Time Basketball
"Just like if our worker right now right now wit to Oklahoma City and he averaged fourteen point pointed eight board people say Al Horford Sucks Al Horford is going to build seventy sixers and they're probably GonNa go to the finals and they're going to. They're going to be singing thing in his praises with his fourteen eight still the thing the thing you're not understanding it all of this though is that and I think this stems back from our conversation we had in the past pass so I bring it up now. The expectation of Zayn Williamson as the number one pick as the greatest thing since the Braun prospect wise is that he has to be a superstar right and the all the things that you're sort of describing him as our like. He can't be draymond green if he's Draymond Green. That's a disappointment because that's how high that's how how high the expectations offer offer this. Guy Zion hoover fans birth bring every waiter where's who the talent evaluators in the NBA all who think that this guy is the next big thing yes if he if he comes back if he comes out of his career rear is Draymond Green. It's going to be a disappointment like that unfortunately because he's he's supposed to be a is draymond green atop a top ten player in the NBA. You know he is judo but you know he's basketball. You know that right. I might not be I want. I want him on on every single one of my teams. I want him on on every single one of my teams. He is an absolute winning basketball player. I love him. I absolutely love him. Draymond green is a great number three he throughout the entire situation with the warriors. It's been Steph one clay too and then obviously they add K. D. He's always been one of the best supporting guys in the league a million different things he's he's A. He's a pocket knife. He's a jack-of-all-trades but Zion Williamson the expectations preside Williamson are NBP's and superstardom and that's not draymond green. It's that's not true. That's not true. Nobody knows who's going to be an MVP. No one knows it's going to be on Mount Rushmore going into their first season reason. No one thinks it's like who I loved to hear someone with any type of credibility had said Zion. Williams is going to be a top five player aw time nine thirty. You Got Refund. You got an hour and a half show I want you to I want you to tell me where someone's like my expectations on him for him to be Mount Rushmore. No one says that Lebron Lebron's expectations were for him to be Mount Rushmore going into his first season. No we're not that man was his. His nickname was chosen one he. He's the keys King James he was. He was literally the Chosen One. He tattooed on his okay so now according to Cerruti. We're going to go with what guys aside the Tattoo on their bodies. We're GONNA leap. We can live a dose expert. I cannot wait. I also things that people tattoo on their bodies now. Now we're GONNA hold only look Ron accountable to the tattoos on his body. Come on listen we're going to we're going to have ric Bucher on later and about a half an hour from now. I can't wait to ask Rick about this because I have a feeling. He's is on my side now one second you have to ask him if Zion Williamson has a career like draymond green. Is that a disappointment appointment. I WANNA hear him. Say Like I will ask directly three nine..
"zion williamson" Discussed on Big Time Basketball
"I think the ever changing background is always going to be. It's going to be different. You know maybe some big radio DOT COM logo but yeah in General Ledger your topics. Let this stuff that you brought up five guys who under the most pressure now. That's funny because you're gonNA say pressure from you which I think well. There's contract con contract pressure. You have to factor that in guys entering into free agency. That's something that I don't think that you looked dat. Here's a guy who just signed for one hundred and thirty million dollars is the under a lot of pressure because he's just signed for that or a guy entering into free agency leander lot of pressure so we'll get into that that was a good topic and I love Your Zion Williamson because I'm all on but not the way that people wanna make out a superstar like he doesn't have to average thirty and twenty. It'd be good to me. He can be like fifteen and eight and have a huge impact on the game so let's start there scout because because we I think we disagree on Zion. We've had conversations about them before and this kind of stems from ESPN DOT COM at a list. Everyone's doing lists now. It's like you know it's the middle of summer the C. Seventeen so so there's a million lists out but ESPN DOT COM had a list of and they're going through their top one hundred players the NBA season and they had Zion Williamson has the forty second best player in the NBA which to me is pretty ridiculous. You and I disagree. I think on like what I think there's a lot of I think there's a lot of pressures I going into the season period just because the expectations I I think he's expected to be a star player. He's expected to be the best player on that team right away and I'm not exactly sure how his game actually fits in the League yet but on that list he's ahead of guys is like Damore to Rosen head of guys like Kevin Love and I just I'm just not ready to put Zay on in that group yet if does that. Are you ready to put high because I feel like like we're going one year. I still don't know what he's going to be in the NBA so you're telling me if you have one season you wouldn't WanNa Take Kevin Love Zion Dan Williams and right there. You can have either one of them. You wouldn't take Zion because you're intrigued by him. You you make the decision. Cerruti you love playing with your buddies and and all that stuff basketball agree so don't forget stats like you're trying to win you know. Kevin love has done for you and you have Zion Williamson Kevin. Love so you're saying he's not as good as Kevin Love. Who are you taking in wants to be honest now. Don't just say it because to two for your argument actually be honest and say like who you would rather have on your team for one season. I'd rather have Kevin Love or Marta rose and or or Klay Thompson guys that were all ranked behind Zayn Wolf Craig Thompson's injured list fair so so I'll leave it at Kevin love seven guys like the Marta rose and do. I think that they're perfect players. No I think they've got flaws. I think we kind of know who they are. At this point. I think Kevin Love is an okay number. Two Great Navy number three tomorrow's was in his You know he's an odd because shoot threes in a league that is sort of predicated on shooting threes of he's a little bit of an anomaly but I still think he's a good player and a guy that can win games and especially in that spurs system whereas you know we've had this discussion about the hawks in the past two because you're kinda high in the Hawks and think that they're going to win and I I just look at it and I go. I don't think young guys come into the League and are ready ready to play winning basketball yet and I think Zaylon. He's GonNa be flashy but I think it's going to take some time to sort of figure out where he is. We don't even know what positions Ions GonNa play yet. So how do I how do I project active as being a top fifty. NBA Player if I don't even know like what role he's going to be used in. I'm not sure what his shooting is going to be like. I don't know I don't know the Pelicans it's kind of strange because the Pelicans there's sort of a team that are looking to win now and typically rookies that get drafted they could drop it on terrible teams. Pelicans on our team so it's GonNa be interesting to see how they use him but I don't. I'm not ready need to say that I would trust him for a playoff run or something over a guy like Kevin love for one season. I need to see it I I. I'm just not I'm not. I'm not a blonde believer. Okay so the way I look at it is so where do you rank amongst your peers so to me. There's not a lot of guys like Zion Williamson. Just dre Mons like that back. You could say Al Horford like that. Blake Griffin is a little bit like that but the idea that you have a player who's super versatile. Oh he can play start at the four can stretch to floor. He can make plays he could drive the ball. You can post smaller guide could come in at the back of five and he's kind of a match up nightmare so I like that about the game of basketball now it's very different than what we've seen before with powers back to the basket or even he's not really even like a stretch stretch for he's like a play making four which those guys are super valuable in the NBA so then shifted over to Demar Derozan. Where is tomorrow Rosena tour three in your world. I think he's like a tube. But where do you put more Rosa tour threat. I think twos and threes like it sorta they they blend together. I don't think mark to more yeah. That's even better from an argument in if you if you WANNA say wing players scoring wing players where it is is to Marta rose in rank among scoring wing players top twenty top thirty yeah we're all into so Zion lives into me when you're talking about decision making bigs right. That's how I look at. There's all kinds of De'andre Jordan. He's a rim running big. That's one type of big big. Then you had the decision making the play through the conduits on off and more console to me kind of falls under that category of a guy who picks him pops or makes exclu- plays off the past so williamson is like that there are not a lot of guys like that so. I was picking a team. I Would Pick Zion Williamson and the reason either I pick him over. Kevin love is because of the LETTUCES I. I'm not a you're saying you're not a blind believer we'll have are you a believer in his athleticism. The schism over Kevin Love's for sure yeah for sure. I know one would not yet but the guys one of the the the guy is one of the probably top freak athletes. We've ever seen come into the league. I mean he's up. There was a braun as far as guys that are just special and have just you know superhuman athletic abilities. He is not a great discussion Cerruti. Where's where's we're not. GonNa go down because I'm down. You gotTa have a reason to the not like his game. What what part of his game okay. I'll say this I think thank you know. I think there's a lot I don't know what exactly he is. In the League athleticism scale you know this is great athletes that aren't great basketball players and I think a lot of people there were a lot. I think I think he's a I think he's such a great athlete that he's he's not. He's not going to be a boss or anything. He's going to be final figure out his way around the league but he's he's going to be a special star player and I think in a year one like you see you tell me because you're the guy that did it like what that jumped from college to the pros even if you're that dammit physically dominant just figuring out the game and knowing where to be in knowing your role especially on a team where that's that has expectations of winning. It's not like sound like Lebron went to the cavs and they were terrible. It was like they kind of figure yourself out for a couple of years. You know find on your way. Most rookies get drafted to terrible teams. They're able to sort of you know navigate their way. They're going to have the ball out. They're going to figure out things about the. NBA Where Zion is GonNa come into the League and we don't know necessarily what his role is going to be opposite holidays the best player on that team right now you know we don't know whereas I on fits in that mold and I have concerns about just again. What is his position dishes. Is he like you say Draymond Green. I think that's that makes sense. Is. He kind of like a blake Griffin Shawn Kemp Hybrid. I have questions about his shooting questions about. I mean he's a good ball. Alejandro was he a good ball handler. NBA NBA circles. These are all things that I don't know yet scout so I'm just not ready to put him in that category with a with two proven guys and you know to proven guys like Damara. Rosen and Kevin love who I know I know there are limitations but I also know what they're going to give me so I look at the game and the game is changing quickly and decision decision making power forward slash backup centers are more valuable than people are giving credit for so I don't need. I don't need to see him play to know that he's a good decision. I I'm not putting him in a category of Draymond Green draymond green is an elite decision maker Acre elite this decision maker but he's not Julius randle who can pass the ball at all so like everyone. I think kanter compared him to Julius randle like that is the earliest thing from the truth that he is not Julius randle. He is probably not as great of a passer as Blake Griffin but Blake Griffin struggles to move now compared to what he was ten years ago so I only is Lebron James's athleticism. So what does that give you every single night. That's a that's a presence on the defensive glass a presence at the rim. You can run the floor. You could take guys hit them spin and in now you can make a pass so like I bowed you that I value that skill set. I know the Celtics are going to struggle because Al Horford is not here any longer so because I value his basketball set and he's not a stiff athletically. He's a stud. I don't understand how he's not not. In the conversation for you. Say is ranked forty second like when you're saying that's high or I think are I. I mean you've got to be a topic the player in the NBA right now because he's a match up nightmare. That's what I look like. I was going into a game how how difficult would that matchup be to match up against Zion Williams's outlet schism decision-making ball handling forget the shooting that stuff would be very difficult to match I trump with. I think I think two three years down the line scallop. I'M NOT GONNA sit here and say he's not going to be a top fifty player. I think everyone has the expectation that he's going to be potentially a top ten potentially. MVP type player but I just don't like how many guys come into the league like that like there aren't very many guys that come into the League in a rookie even close to I mean if you're talking about the top fortyish fortyish players like that's you know that's I mean that's a that's an extended all-star. Essentially it's not a borderline Austar but like you know there's probably thirty all stars or so so you're pretty damn close to being an all-star your rookie year how how many rookies made the..
"zion williamson" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"Announces itself, Julius Randle at fifteen was the non Mus high school sophomore Zion at sixteen was an internet sensation. Looks possess style. Strength power now this morning Zion Williamson is not as good as Julius Randle. Because Julius Reynolds twenty four and it has taken him to twenty four years of age to be a twenty point game guy this morning, Julius Randle is better in one year. They'll probably be even from that point forward. Zion will be a significantly better basketball player than Julius Randle. Don't out think the room on Zion Williamson, this is what tiger Williams was tiger. Woods was at seventeen eighteen there were some doubters. I heard them swings too hard. This is what it looks like folks. Crazy and I love Anna's Kanter, but crazy Zion just sold more jerseys and shirts than every other first rounder in the draft first round combined. All right. Let me shift to this. Oh canada. Fifty fifty if they're going to keep coli Leonard, if they don't they'll rebuild. It's the height of the franchise. It'll never be the same. That's what I'm being told fifty fifty clippers raptors. I have no idea now. Lou Williams, smart veteran guy in the NBA once played in Toronto. He was six man of the year there, and he was on a podcast and he was talking about why Canada is simply different and tougher for NBA players. Once you're there, you'll love plan for the raptors you love plan for, for the country because his country, it's the whole country like that fourth fifth month into the season you like. I want to go home. When you play in Toronto you feel like you're playing overseas. Or does it feels like it brought like we can't wait to go on a road sometimes just to be in America, you. That's That's good. good little, you don't think the channels on your TV phone Bill. You gotta get you gotta get a Canadian Bank account like like that people don't think about, like it is hard. And then you have kids, you raising your kids in Canada. You know what I'm saying? So is once you dare you like oh, this is dope. But the hard part is keeping us. It's very interesting in my life, as a sports caster, you would think that all the big markets and all the rich people win. That's the way it should work, right? Better resources better geography better weather. But in my life is a sports caster. If you are excellent at everything you win, regardless of where you're at. That's why I think twice stays. And the raptors who do everything. Well, they're training staff, there, GM their scouting staff. They found PASCAL Seok them. They do everything. Well they coach. Well, they GM. Well, they scout. Well, the training staff they market. Well, folks in theory, TCU football should not win eleven games a year. TCU Texas, Christian small private school. They're surrounded by the university of Texas. Texas am Baylor Oklahoma's a three hour drive away. They win ten to eleven games a year. There is no reason Nebraska football dominated a decade. Why there's no players. They're there in the middle of nowhere. There's not a major airport. There's no reason. Yukon became a basketball dynasty, the men won four titles and fifteen years. They were the toughest team Duke had to face in the tournament. The women became a dynasty. Have you been distorts Connecticut? I lived in Connecticut, and I never went it to pass. Stor. There was no reason it would become the best basketball school in the country for a decade and a half. You know, why did to legendary willful coaches. There's no reason guns, aga- is a top five six program in the country. It's closer to Idaho than Seattle. There's no players. They're the Saint Louis cardinals are in the middle of the country. It is by most accounts. A fairly boring..
"zion williamson" Discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
"Zion Williamson is being hyped as the biggest NBA rookie star since Legrand. But not everyone is quite that high on the pelicans number-one pick, take a listen to end his cancer on the heard yesterday. So I heard a terrible thing. I love sign Williams. Okay. He can pass. He's biggie strong. I think he's got a magnetism you think he's overrated. Say it, you can say it. Okay, so. I don't feel like his old hyped. I feel like his Julius Randle with hops. He's Julius Randle with. That's the way you're not the first person who said this some players, it was like skip to say, but, you know me to say anything. Fire? Well as expected Ilias, Randall didn't let that one go quietly. Randall responded by tweeting Lantis cancer. Last time you guarded me. I had forty five relaxed growth LOL Shannon. What do you make all this kind love to talk what you can't back it up? Remember, he said that about LeBron. When the Brian came to the Knicks put the hammer down on you might be the kid you might be the case. But you not in the king of New York. Do all this talking, and he can't guard apart car with AK? Stop all the reason people say that is because they're both Julius. Randle and Zion Williamson both left ended in skill. I'll look at Jewish. I thank you, very good player, and he's getting better and better every single year. It is. And I get I get what he's saying. He's. Zaire Williams might be good. But I think he's over how they might be putting too much on his plate right now. And he's but in doing so he took his shot. He brought you is Randall into an argument that he's having about is enjoys like sitting on his couch, long time, landlord up because this dude said, basically Zaia is you would can jump. This this what he does he's gonna talk. But I tell you what skill is that everybody. It kinda reminds you of Lonzo ball. But the only difference is zion's. Mom is not saying he's better than AD. He's better LeBron he's better than K. D true. What lavar did Lonzo which put a target on his back. Now there's gonna be a target on his kids back scared because, you know, even join this kinda high. If we didn't think Joe, I mean, if we didn't know what we know they, I'm sure they've been hyping like this. But guys gonna go at Zion on, you know, that with this kinda height, they're gonna make him prove that he's what everybody is hyping him to beat. But. Pay. No attention to pay. No attention. I don't I like Innis Kanter. I get a kick out. I don't take a lot of what he says, all that seriously. But I must admit when I first read the quote, he's Julius Randle with hops. I was thinking that's a pretty big compliment, because juice, Randall's, really good. Right. And I think you might have been there that night that he scored forty five and has played twenty minutes in that game play. I gotcha. Play anymore. A fifty five. So if you're calling somebody Julius Randle who average twenty one and nine rest year with hops. And we're talking about through the roof. Hop yet, we're talking about hit your head on reim- hard. You got king, right. Kangaroo hops. Yes. Well, if you add the hops to Jewish Randall with that size stature will twenty one to nine might be twenty five and twelve. Right. Okay. But see, I think the thing is what he's doing that. He said, we're not looking at Julius. Randle is a great player. People already warning to anoint Zion as great..
"zion williamson" Discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
"But when it came he can have ownership in blaze pizza, he put McDonalds down. He went to blaze. He was more than on ownership might got an ownership maverick Carter a great amount of that credit. I'm glad you brought that again. What did he do? See. Lebron is the business of helping people giving people he, he believe in helping everybody rise up. Look, everybody can eat from his table. You just gotta eat off my plate. We all go eat. I gotta prob. Lebron, LeBron greatness will be unaffected unim- patented by anything Zion Williamson doors in plus the fact your skill. I believe that LeBron won't was best for young players coming into the he. I don't know if if you watch Netflix, but there, I watched his documentary last night yesterday afternoon. Call the black godfather, Charles von. Lebron James, the second black God. If you are by that I'm with you. Lot of players. Lebron James had a production company. I didn't know Steph curry curry has one K DJ J has one. Right. So lebrons. Give I got no problem with this. I got no problem with Zion, reaching out, it shows 'cause sometimes give you like I every tonight, what, what are you gonna tell me sometimes guys, you know? They, they know everything, and they don't wanna reach out this week and will Michael win the res. And Kobe wooden reached out. Yeah. I don't care about it. I'm saying what's in the best interest for you. Don't worry about what they did. Okay was gonna most benefit. Zion Williamson in. I believe reaching out to LeBron James who can help him giving him an idea of what he's going to need to do to navigate as far as keep your head down block out the no way because they're gonna be tired, if people to say some things about you that may not might not be true. Okay, respond. Keeping those down. But up and work that's LeBron James can offer him. And I hope he does reach out. And I'm sure there's no question in my mind. O'brien J the bronze that I know he'll go Halloween. You DM with no Arthur that you go skip. I'll tell you stuff in confidence. You love that love that just call. The man don't be callin. So I'm gonna give you this need to echo, what you just said, LeBron James has done at least as well as Michael did at navigating. The pressure the attention the fame the fortune, because LeBron has embraced it this Michael kept it all at arm's length. So it's very different. It was easier for Michael to navigate, because he just said, no to everybody and everything. And yet, LeBron has said, yes, again, and again, he is the world into his life, and obviously, on Instagram Twitter, he, he constantly on Instagram. He's going to let you weigh inside his life. Michael would never let you inside of anything anywhere, anytime and even now he's not letting you know, okay..
"zion williamson" Discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
"Nyein Williamson pretty much a guaranteed the number one, pick in tonight's draft. If wants to keep his job, and not head back to NBA, TV, Shannon. When you look at this young man's future, do you see him becoming a superstar astore or just a starter say, as I am with a little bit book, Pippi Lou mobile about this ill day? Skip. I know you're going to be upset, but I'm sorry. I see him as a star. Like in the middle somewhere. Yes, I think you'll be a good player skip. He's getting. Vince I followed the NBA, and I go back to magic magic rookie year coming forward that's been forty years skill. Only two people have gone, this kind of attention that I can recall Magic Johnson. Lebron James and Zion Williamson. Skip, I do not see him as those guys do I think he can be good. Yes. But I don't see that. I'm sorry. The outside shot is a set shot. It works if he's wide open. I mean everybody keeps telling me that Ben Simmons is going to develop a shot. I haven't seen it yet. Microcosm away was supposed to develop one of those Michael Kim grill, Kurds. Now I'm not saying they're talented Zion, but developing shot is not as easily. Oh, just develop that that was the case he to build he'd be you pull owns. But that's not what he is. So just keep the paint. I just don't see superstars give do I believe he could be an all star. Yeah. He could be an all stock. But that saying much rookie. I don't know if you'll be an all star his rookie year. I went back and checked it out. Since two thousand they've only been two guys to make the all star team rookies Blake Griffin was not one of Blake Griffin but that's an assery because he was drafted in no nine he didn't play any made it in twenty ten in y'all mean. Okay. In one country, they have a quarter of the population of the world. Let's just say they may have stuff the about. I'm not saying that's what happened. There's a possibility. So for me skip, yes. He's gonna have some highlight reel, dunks. He'll probably block a shot like LeBron data in game seven of the NBA finals. He would do things that will grab your attention, but to be when I'm thinking with the high this kid has, yeah. He's gotta be Magic Johnson. He has to be LeBron James because that's the caliber attention to kinda height is surrounding him. Yet you can't compare into magic as a basketball player and you certainly can't compare him to LeBron as a basketball player. His skill set. Which is why I can't compare him to anybody. I have been covering this game as you know, since the mid nineteen seventies. When I covered the Lakers pre Magic Johnson..
"zion williamson" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show
"My Cleveland was never on national TV. You know on your road game. There's going to be sold out. No other player in the draft. As you that no other player, let alone the -bility that he has the physical ability. But I'm just talking about the stuff off the court and a lot of guys don't come along. Like that. Now what happens once he gets there? We don't know, you know, hopefully, he's he's injury free, and they can grow and beaters top fifty player because we all love to see it. Well, he automatically makes you relevant is is what you're saying that that he and it's very few guys where there's a tune in factor on a bad team where you'll continue to watch, but you will watch Zion Williamson. But if I said Yordi know what Luca Donncha can do from his rookie or in trae young what they could do with their rookie. Or if I said, you can have their future. This isn't anything to do with finances. It's just what you do on the basketball floor, and I gave you zion's future Luca or Trey young who are you taking? I'm gonna take okay. You know, even how we don't know what he's going to do. And we're looking at you know, Luca and Trey and they've had great rookie seasons. Yeah. But I think those who still have limitation okay in regards to where to go because from a size perspective trae is still smaller Luca still has some challenges for quickness he could still gotta get his body together. But I mean, that's a great. I love that analogy because you give us something that we've seen 'cause nuke us on in preseason. And I said once he gets once he gets it. He's going to be good. But if something about Zion right now that is special. I don't know what that is. You know, some guys has had it, you just don't know. And they know how to figure things out. It's a something about him. Because think about it people are tuning in to watch. How does basketball they tuned in a lot earlier this year because of that, Matt? And the question was was this was this Thomas transferable? From college to I mean from high school college RJ bear was rated hired nine was nothing. He's answered that question. But it's a shooters league when you get into the NBA, and we know that he he's sort of hesitant with that shot. And I you know, but day who's in conversation for them to be paid. Well, they're they're young. They're better player. He's a better player ben-zion, obviously, here's here. But obviously. But here's the thing though. The thing that Janas making great, of course, he's six eleven. I mean that always helps the handle here's what the handle his ability to get you the best or despite you backing off with him. Okay. All right has showed in college. His ability to put it on the deck attack. And then make a play. Okay. So at that three or four position probably at the four position there. He'll have a mismatch a little bit. And he'll be able to create off the dribble and do some things until his shot hopefully comes around what if I said, you could have Ben Simmons future or zions? I'm figures, I me and tell you what. Simmons to me is so reluctant as a offense of play. And you know, he wants to he's not a true point guard, and I had him a few times during TNT games this year when been determined that he wants to be been, oh he's taught..
"zion williamson" Discussed on You're Wrong... And Here's Why
"That's ten years from now zion's what nineteen twenty twenty one. Maybe it's twenty. I'm sorry. You. I apologize. He's still eighteen okay. Society eighteen years old. So you're worried about twelve years from now what does that lettuce ZIM looks like I'm worried about five years from now. And by the way, you're the guy who said freak injuries can happen anywhere. This guy is one in your this is your one knee injury away from you know, having his athleticism and his major asset taken away from him. You're the same. But you're the same guy who said that you're not worried about Ben Simmons signing elsewhere six years from now when he's also thirty and is as left lettuce systems diminished. So I have no I'm not worried about it because I'm not worried about six years from now worried about right now for this guy. And I know what Ben Simmons is. I don't know what Zion Williamson is yet. And I know that he prob do you think he fits on the seventy Sixers roster? Though. I don't I don't care if it's on the on the roster. Right. So, you know, I'm used if I'm picking number one in the situation that that team is currently in right now, I'm trying to trade him for the best player. I can get that does actually fit. That's all I'm saying and to get back to the actual point Williamson. I'm just doing you know, how I am. I it's all about showing your competitiveness, and it's all about it's all about stepping up to a challenge. And this is shining. This is shining away. I can't respect the keep playing out saying I do too. And that's what I was going to say is the caveat. Here is I'm not saying he's going to sit. I'm saying I don't respect someone who would make the decision to sieve. Yeah. It's it certainly it certainly does show a situation in somebody's character to to choose to sit as opposed to essentially you're one shot at playing in the NCA tournament before you become a pro that. That's. Where for me? That's the part. That is the biggest draw about these kids going into college is having them played that one year is getting them in that tournament getting them in the field of sixty four seeing them play. And in most cases, you're talking about guys that play on one two or three seeds. You know, seeing them play in those opening weekend games. And then seeing how they do as they continue to advance in the tournament seeing how they deal with the pressure of that, I would judge. I judge these guys especially the ones that are that are going deepen these ornaments. And then how do they perform in these high pressure situations? You know, I think that that really matters when it comes to looking at the makeup of a guy by these NBA front offices. I don't know how much they actually consider that. Or how much they actually view it. But I think that that should play a big factor. Not can this guy posts up a chair in our individual team workout, and yes, he can answer asked and answered. All right. So at this point, we've only had one episode in our. Run that has been in excess of one hour episode fifteen our our one and only non-sports episode was one hour in eight seconds. We have surpassed that now. And I think we've all we're all on the same page that I still remained unbeaten probably time to wrap it up. I think so so that is going to be you're wrong. And here's why for this week. I've been Chris forward L. He's been Greg grown with. Thank you for listening. And we'll see a back here next week..
"zion williamson" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show
"Of famers in the NFL get derailed. You would think the Zion Williamson with that talent? Even if he's not great is going to be good or very good for a long time. Right. I think we're probably all on the same page just being very good in the NBA and. Like, look look at what they're making a year like in John wall at some point gonna make forty two million a year. Could you check that? I think in the next couple years doesn't John wall? Make forty two million, paulie. Yeah. Dan home. I good nece. He is making John wall. Nineteen million this year thirty eight million next forty one forty four forty seven million in the twenty two twenty three season forty seven million. But that's not guaranteed. Right. Of course. Yeah. It's the NBA. He's all set up. Why does anyone play in the NFL? They I know another sport is Lawrence basketball player. I'm wondering if he can play basketball. That's a knock on him. By the way, he comes in at six six which is over the magic line. I think he's as tall Zion. Williamson probably taller. Oh my God. John wall giving you twenty one and nine twenty one in nine can get you a forty million a year and in five years from now and his game is really breaking down. But what Zion Williamson going to get? So you get the rookie contract. And then you get these max deals. I mean, it's already planned out is in it for the most part slotted the rookie contract. Yeah. But then the second contract you get. Andre eight and the number one pick of the draft got he's gonna make eight.
"zion williamson" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Have the future of Zion Williamson or Trevor Lawrence? I'm judging hoping that with the silence, it was mind blowing. That was I thought I was going to get up. Why Guarico be professional future of Zion? Williamson are Trevor Lawrence be Clemson quarterback. Yes. Mclovin question. Do I run a basketball team or a football team? I know it's a great question. There's the mind-blowing thank a little late on that. Thank you. Thank you. Yes. Paulie? I'm going Williamson. First pick of the draft right now and basketball. Money's guaranteed, and he's less likely to have terrible career ending injuries in the sport a bathwater. Otherwise, no other reason. Okay. Here's another poll. Question was that poll question blowing? It's tough to answer because there's no wrong answer. I don't think I think it goes fifty fifty. I don't know. I don't that's a good poll question. If you go fifty fifty is that a good question? I can't answer. Well, who is more of a sure thing Trevor Lawrence's ion Williams was I n Williamson's paycheck is more of a sure thing. Yeah. That kind of skews everything for me. I'm gonna take his next fifteen years making three hundred fifty million dollars all day, could you tweak it based off their ability to say, which one would you put a week's pay on makes the hall of fame in their sport. I know it's really early that they're eighteen and nineteen. Right. But they seem like sure things as far as they're both will be the first pick of the respective drafts. And that first pick is expected to be a hall of Famer, maybe. It still feels like people aren't sure about John Williamson. Even though we're fascinated by him. They're not sure, you know, how he's going to develop is he gonna add weight is he is he going to be one of those physical freaks like Charles Barkley was in the NBA. He you know, what can we play this Seton? So they played Wake Forest last night. Do played Wake Forest and Zion. Williamson had six three pointers and he had this to say after the game. Doctor.
"zion williamson" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show
"Dollars. On stub. Plenty of seats still available. You know, it sounds like you can tag these teams in in the NBA you can tank because now you realize who their tanking four like if you're consolation prizes. I on Williamson. That's that's awesome. Okay. RJ Barrett might be a better pro than Zion Williamson. But if the worst case scenario of being horrible is the Cleveland Cavaliers Zion. Williamson. I mean now it's going to be obvious. These these teams with what they're doing. And I'm trying to think who is going to be that blatant. The Cavs are bad and Kevin love is injured. But my who's who's worse than the Cavaliers. The knicks. Son's like sons. I watched the sons the other night. They they don't have it together. At all. They have talent they'd have talent. They just they need a they need a leader. They need a leader is what they need leaders. Jerry Jones would say I do you have a leader when your oldest players twenty. I know I know I know it's just a I'm watching and I just go this. This isn't good. It could be good. But it's not and man. And maybe maybe this is what they want. Let's not be very good. Let's not have a point guard or GM. And hey, let's see if we can get Zion Williamson R J Barrett. And then maybe it works for him. If I'm that bad. I I wouldn't I wouldn't disguise it just say, you know, want we're going to continue to be bad. We're gonna take our chances. Maybe we get a transformational player because somebody's getting you know, one of those two players at the top and the consolation prize will be the other one. That's pretty incredible our eighteen after the are more phone calls coming up, and we'll check in with Bob Nightingale. How sure is he that Bryce Harper is going to the Phillies, and what price and does that mean Manny Machado is going to the Yankees eighteen after the hour back after this in the Dan Patrick show. If you're like most of us have a balance on.