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Fresh update on "booker" discussed on Sports X Radio

Sports X Radio

01:03 min | 1 hr ago

Fresh update on "booker" discussed on Sports X Radio

"With Josh Jacobs and, uh, you know, Booker did his job. He's onto the New York Giants, but I like Kenyan Drake and I think that defenses are going to get it down off with Jacobson. It may take some pressure off Josh to have another running back that has the ability of Kenyan Drake your take on the pickup because it turned a lot of eyes when they spent 11 million on Kenyan Drake. You know what? It didn't bother me because I believe that you can't do everything alone. Long gone are the days I think that running back that can carry the ball 300 plus times throughout the season and finished the season. Josh Jacobs from all his glamour and everything that he's capable of doing out of Alabama was a kid that could carry the ball and I could carry the ball well, but at the same point, his early career they had injuries that suffered he suffered injuries. You know, the second half of the season that affected his overall play, having a trade off for having somebody that you can rely on? Not only was you know Booker last year but now still begin to drink on the next level at more explosiveness to this offense, especially the time critical times, where they might need it in the second half the season At.

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Fresh update on "booker" discussed on Chasing Poker Greatness

Chasing Poker Greatness

03:11 min | 12 hrs ago

Fresh update on "booker" discussed on Chasing Poker Greatness

"Through in the description box of this episode. Okay back to back to my questions when you think about favorite sessions ever. What's the first one that comes to mind so there was some there was one. I mean this is gonna. This is gonna sound shitty because this is like the type of online session. That was like you know. It's it's like folkloric point. It never happens anymore but there was a session. It was actually on that trip that i was describing earlier When i was living in new zealand and so the way that the at the time when you play them party poker heads up the way the lobby worked was there was a fixed number of tables a that would ever exist. Not like not like the number that would display at a time but like a lobby maximum. So if you say party booker. Party poker ya i. I remember that for two thousand five there thirty sixty tables every day. I wake up at four in the morning or maybe go to sleep before in the morning. I guess this two thousand five put my name on the list. There's like sixty people on the list. Just hope to not oversleeping like hope to wake up and be like fifth on the list. It's hilarious how they just had like static tables okay. It's like if you had to like phone in to the vegas like poker room like before you board your flight to go to vegas right like if you were already there. You were too late to get a seat. Yeah it shows sort of like how preposterous it was because like you've got sixty people on the list so like you can spread so many games and make so much more money and for some reason. You just don't like. I don't know if this was a literal like server space limitation guardless of why they had it in place there would never be more than eighteen heads up tables and one person could open sixteen for themselves. Yeah so so like on the new zealand. Timezone like me and my friend. Tom who i was there with like. We were just the only two rags like. We just like the renault other player. While i mean other players would would fight obviously for tables but the idea was like the Lobby was ours. 'cause nobody else could sit unless they wanted to play us so so so at one point in that trip and i think it was around new year's i remember in those years like the christmas holiday to near was just incredible action. It was always my biggest winning month. Was december so that particular new year's like this. This guy started sitting. One of us wasn't always the same but this guy started joining who his like. His entire strategy was to two zero percent before the river. He was always..

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Fresh update on "booker" discussed on Inside the Huddle

Inside the Huddle

00:35 min | 13 hrs ago

Fresh update on "booker" discussed on Inside the Huddle

"And I passed no judgment on her. Like a lot of people have on Twitter. I mean, just this the vile, awful ugly, racist, stupid garbage. Please delete your account, however. There's middle ground here. The people, and there's a lot of them that I work with and and respect to know. We're saying any criticism of Simone Biles any suggestion that she failed any suggestion that this was some kind of letdown makes you a bad person. I didn't make up the rules in gymnastics. I'm not. The person decided in sports. We should We should keep score, but that's how it works. It's a literal competition. Really, really, really feel for But I also feel for every one of those gym Nus who counted on her to try and bring home gold for Team USA. Not because she let them down on purpose, but because she let them down in a way that's totally acceptable and part of the deal. People fall. People stumble in gymnastics, people fail in sports. It happens, it happens. Devin Booker, If I can give you a recent sports example. Had the ball. In the NBA finals. With a chance to really capture that series. And he literally lost the ball to do holiday and literally lost the series. It spoke to a lot of pressure that got him over the course. Of the NBA Finals. Does that make him a bad person? No. Does that justify a bunch of racist or hateful garbage to Devin Booker? Of course not. No. Does that make him some kind of long term failure of a human being a basket player? No. Did the pressure get to him? Is it? Part of the reason the box one Is that a failure by him in the sense of competing sports? Is that germane to the conversation? We talk about sports? Yes. Yes. I'm not going to shy away. Neither should you from the difficult conversations. The talk about mental illness. Illness in this country should not be mental illness happens. Let's not talk about it or pretend doesn't have an impact. It should be this Stress anxiety fear it's part of the deal. And it sometimes stops people from being successful achieving their goals, achieving the goals we have set for them or ourselves. That's the deal. It's not a lifelong scarlet letter, but it's part of the story and let me add this too. I hope it doesn't come off and I'm Making line of mobile situation. But for those of us that work for a living and are not on the one per I mean she's beyond the 1% of the 1%. For those of us are not the greatest of all time what we do. And I'm not including, you know, I know. Garret writ with the whole chocolate thing would would make an argument game on or whichever one of you came up with Count Dracula for Tom DiBenedetto, who's not here today, which is one of the greatest things I've ever heard Most of us are you okay to not very good to find out what we do. Yet the joke sports writer Sports R E T R. I know I'm the worst feeling I got. Just put them right there. I'll check it out later. But also I still have to go to work. Have loved ones and friends who've had panic attacks on the way to their everyday jobs. And you know what they do so they can keep those jobs. They go to the job. Part of the deal. Doesn't mean that someone bile should get extra criticism. But I think it's also worth noting how fortunate for her. That this happened to her when she was already the greatest gymnast of all time. Already a multi time gold medalist Olympian. Already I would imagine a very wealthy woman has earned that money. Is. There are athletes who this happens to when they're 11 and 14 and 17 and 23 in the case of sports, or you don't You don't peak as early to doing gymnastics. So, yes. It's a huge story. And Simone Biles like everyone who struggles with these things, and she's not alone. It's great that it's not. I think it's brave of her to talk about and I love what that has to feel I can do for people who have real anxiety in situations where they can't just decide. I'm not gonna do it. But Also a sports failure, which is okay. It's such a harsh word, right? But sports are literally defined by who wins and who loses. That's what it is. And so for me, both things are true. Simone Biles was not able to handle the pressure by her own words. And in sports. That's a significant thing If we talk about the sport And it's okay. People fail. But I'm just not going. I'm not going to sit here and pretend that She's some kind of bad person, and I'm not going to pretend that yesterday and today she's in this context in these 48 hours are raging Success story. She's a human being an athlete who couldn't handle the pressure. And that's worth talking about and that stuff and I feel for all right, Jim roam Show here. Bill Ryder filling in at Jim Rome, Jim roam.

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Fresh update on "booker" discussed on Feliz Dia Novo

Feliz Dia Novo

04:30 min | 14 hrs ago

Fresh update on "booker" discussed on Feliz Dia Novo

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Fresh update on "booker" discussed on Murph and Mac

Murph and Mac

00:45 min | 14 hrs ago

Fresh update on "booker" discussed on Murph and Mac

"Right, that was that doubled up here. 54 Point deficit, the victory a victory over the Czech Republic for Team USA this weekend. We'll give them a birth into the medal round USA has a chance still to advance even if they lose to the checks by by store differential, based on how big they won this game. Gregg Popovich changed his starting lineup and he inserted Drew Holiday and Devin Booker, who had just joined the team before they went up against team France. They come off the bench against France after just traveling in from the NBA Finals in this game, Damian Lillard leads all scores 21.27 15 from the field, Devin Booker 16 Jayson Tatum at 14. By the way, Booker was six and nine shooting. One from deep. Kevin Durant chipped in with 10 points in Draymond Green, another triple single five points, four boards and four assists again they take on the checks this weekend in a win puts them in the medal round cups only because we've got coach Curry involved, and we've got a day day over there. Should I? I'm just thinking about doing this just for fun for the Olympic Games every time the U. S men's hoop team wins a game Do I hit him with one of these from back home? Just for the car in the Draymond of it all, just to give him a little bit of love back here from the this corner of the globe, and you know what? It's all it's not..

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Magic Johnson Tweets Giannis & KD Are Coming for LeBron's Throne

Skip and Shannon: Undisputed

00:14 sec | Last week

Magic Johnson Tweets Giannis & KD Are Coming for LeBron's Throne

"Magic johnson. took note of janas historical finals performance. Last night after the big man dropped fifty points and won his first title. Magic tweeted this. Watch out lebron katie. And janas are right. They're coming for your throne

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Bucks Win Game 5 to Take a 3-2 Series Lead

The NBA Show

02:19 min | Last week

Bucks Win Game 5 to Take a 3-2 Series Lead

"The bucks one twenty three one. Nineteen game five win on the road over the sons to pick up three two series lead kyle at felt like at one point it was going to be a big sons blowout. Sixteen point lead in the first quarter. It feels like at one point. It's going to be a huge fox blow out and then it gets tied at the end it. We got a really good game down the stretch. That was fun to watch man. I loved it incredible game. I mean a lot of fortitude on both sides to not go away and to come back with your like you said. We had a of lead shifts and changes. The bucks fought back from that big deficit early. We big shots. We had big miss shots. It was it was sort of a shakespearean play there towards the end it. It's amazing if that went ahead ended with like a game winner. Something that would have gone down as a pretty memorable finals game. Not that it won't anyway. But yet really entertaining drama heck of a heck of a gutsy performance by milwaukee no doubt about it and we have to start at that lachie side which holiday twenty seven points thirteen assists only two turnovers at three steals. He had two of this. Deals are going to stick in my mind for a long time. And the third quarter. He had the on. Ball steel against devon booker then took a poll up three and transition in the final minute of the game helping off ball on a drive by devon booker strips. The ball janas runs the floor and he throws the alleyoop to him for the dunk holiday. Both ends of the court all those. Eric bledsoe comparisons from games one and two feel like such a distant memory. Kyle holiday was extraordinary tonight. I mean what freaking performance at both ends big balls there. That's the only thing that comes. I mean those plays that. He made that one three that he took after he destroyed up rip booker. I was just stunned. That he had the stones to take that and he nailed it. Yeah and then the the presence of mind you know. The refs aren't going to necessarily call a foul like that. Every time in a situation like that i mean he kinda force them to make a call He he got a little bit of risk a little bit of hand on that swipe down when he came over weakside to steal that from booker but yeah when he when he threw that lob to janas. I almost thought he threw it over. The cylinder again almost threw it into the cylinder and when he did that stood up. Stood up in my office. I just couldn't believe

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Bucks Edge Suns 123-119 to Take 3-2 Lead in NBA Finals

AP News Radio

00:31 sec | Last week

Bucks Edge Suns 123-119 to Take 3-2 Lead in NBA Finals

"True holiday stealing lobby honest added a coupon in the closing seconds the difference the bucs held off the sons one twenty three one nineteen the take a three games to two lead in the series Phoenix jumped out to a sixteen point first quarter advantage but the Bucks dominated most of the way leading by fourteen before the sun staged a late comeback Yanis led Milwaukee with thirty two holiday twenty seven Khris Middleton twenty nine for the bucs third straight win Devin Booker led the Suns with fourty George counter Phoenix

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How Poker Coach Chris Wallace First Got in the Game

Chasing Poker Greatness

01:55 min | Last week

How Poker Coach Chris Wallace First Got in the Game

"I started really hard for six months and Started playing online That was right when online started. I was planning like planet poker. Which is i think the first on a real real money website And was winning. As soon as i started Six months before. I had never played a hint of oldham in my life and and by the time that six months was up. I was making too much money to go to work. Now i would. I would make one hundred and fifty bucks a night. Driving cabin mc two hundred if i played poker instead so i could drive in cabin started playing poker and that was like nineteen or twenty years ago or something. That was my last job. It's funny how familiar. That sounds to me because i was younger than you. A decade younger but i was working applebee's nineteen and found poker and i took the theory of bucher oldham for advanced players. Because that's of course. That's where i would start because those books back then. Why wouldn't i start for advanced players. I'm obviously a smart person at nineteen and need the advanced version. I and super nobody wants to read a hold them for people who aren't good at broker. Well there was a poker for dummies. I think back then to I pass that up. Because i wanted to advance players And super system and every day. I would bring it to work and get to work an hour early and read and then i would stay in our after my shift and read more poker and with this just mindset of being held bent on being a professional booker player And that was all. I thought about and that was all right so i it just funny to me as i see myself in your story like it's just the the immersion the same books and just the mindset right.

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Middleton Sends Bucks Past Suns To Tie NBA Finals at 2–2

AP News Radio

00:44 sec | Last week

Middleton Sends Bucks Past Suns To Tie NBA Finals at 2–2

"The Boxster controllable friends of the court of the fourth quarter and even the series at two apiece but the one oh nine one oh three win over the sons on a night when the shots were not dropping for most of the box they work for Chris Middleton who scored forty points including ten straight in the final quarter as the box sees control of the game Milton says the game eventually turned their way I think for the majority of the game we had to do a lot of great looks we missed a lot of laughs a lot open threes me just hope at some point they're going to fall but at the same time you have to get stops in thus the main thing the fourth quarter but against us when we needed to the sons had a six point lead heading into the fourth quarter when leading scorer Devin Booker picked up his fifth foul and had to spend considerable time on the bench Booker finished with forty two points check Freeman Milwaukee

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Senate Leader Lends Clout to Marijuana Legalization Push

AP News Radio

00:46 sec | 2 weeks ago

Senate Leader Lends Clout to Marijuana Legalization Push

"The Senate's top Democrat is a sponsor of a bill to overturn a federal law prohibiting marijuana Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says it's time to decriminalize marijuana this is monumental because at long last we are taking steps in the Senate to right the wrongs of the failed war on drugs Schumer in New Jersey senator Cory Booker said the law disproportionately affects communities of color Booker says having the law on the books makes no sense people running for Congress people running for Senate people running for president United States readily admits if you've used marijuana a similar bill has passed the house but the measure faces a virtually nonexistent path in the split Senate where sixty votes are needed to pass most legislation to McGuire Washington

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Senate Democrats Move to End Federal Ban on Marijuana

Bloomberg Daybreak

00:15 sec | 2 weeks ago

Senate Democrats Move to End Federal Ban on Marijuana

"To put legalizing marijuana on a national level. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker and Finance Chairman Ron Wyden plan to release a draft there bill today. The bill is said to remove marijuana from the federal list of controlled substances. Vice

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Betting Summer Hoops

Behind the Bets

03:29 min | 2 weeks ago

Betting Summer Hoops

"Now to welcome in a somewhat regular guest here on the behind the podcast. A friend of mine. Brian win horse. Who is also in las vegas and we have yet to connect though brian how are you. I'm getting up at like five thirty on some of these days and teeing off by seven to try to finish before gets it gets ridiculous but i'm really enjoying it to be beat the heat. It is pretty ridiculous. I mean. I know it's hot in the summer but it's gotten out of hand a couple of times one seventeen the other day Tell you what. I bet you saw. Popovich getting up at five thirty losing some sleep perhaps because team. Usa not looking good right now and we know these sort of narrative with the international play is that they're more if more continuity usa is going to get everyone's best shot but this is this is really unexpected here. Oh and two out of the gates. There's another game coming up tonight. Eighteen and a half their lane to argentina. I liked them in the first half minus ten and a half but just in general is their level of concern here for a team. That's minus four hundred win the gold. Yeah by the way one of the things about tonight's game. I don't know how who's going to play for the us. They don't have a huge selection of wires only got nine of their Of their national team players because middleton holiday inn booker are in the final so they they've got some some other young guys there but it's considering it's back to back and not only. Is it back to back but yesterday's game was a five o'clock start and this today's game three o'clock local. I'm not sure what you're going to see from the us that game but argentina's in the same boat and Their in two so far so You know. I think there's two ways to look at this on one hand The teams that. They're playing her so much more talented than the teams that they were playing. Even five to seven years ago You know i. I mean i made a deal of this to you. Know they beat. Nigeria nine years ago when olympics by eighty three and five years ago by forty three but the team. They beat five years ago. Didn't have seven. Nba players on right and not only that but one of their best players Okafor jalil okafor didn't even play against the americans. He came back and played against the argentinians. On tuesday and fifteen points so they didn't even face a full scale nigeria teams. You can believe that it's not comparable but the other side of that is. The us team is loaded. You know two years ago. I went to china with team. Usa and they finished seventh in the world cup. And you know really was their worst finish in you know you know since two thousand four athens games which they still won bronze in but their worst finish over in the world cup and that team it. Just frankly wasn't very good. There was only one or two players in the whole roster would ever even been all stars and so while you can look at some things and see some cracks. That was not a representative team. I know that. Lebron and steph curry and anthony davis aren't playing but this is representative team. This team is loaded like a ten of the players. I think are were all stars in the last year and Almost everybody rotation was either all. Nba this year or should have been all nba. like durant. didn't naked 'cause injuries but trust me he's all nba player right so Having said that you see that much talent they should struggle and still win.

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The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

51:23 min | 2 weeks ago

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"When the olympics start will be the most talented team in tokyo. Hands down no question. Most talented team in tokyo with the roster that they have but this is like a five alarm fire right now howard. This loss to nigeria. I don't care if they win the rest of these pre olympic games which will take place through next sunday. This has to make you nervous if you're a fan of the team because not only is it this. The loss to nigeria. But you go back two years ago at the world championships where you had a us team. That was good. Didn't have probably better team now than they were back in two thousand nineteen but all nba players. They finished seventh. They've been seventh at the world championships. You have the seventh-place finish the loss of nigeria. How concerned are you howard beck about. Usa basketball. It's just an exhibition game. Chris oh no no. It's not just an exhibition game. Stop this team was thrown together over the last however many weeks they had what like three practices. I think i'll ever. Us team is thrown together. What are you talking about. There's no team. There's no no mid season practices for usa basketball. No but the nigerian team has been practicing. What i'm saying is some of the play in the nba though wants win the nba nba. A few of them play in the nba but that team has had time together more so than the team. Sorry brown coaching. that team. That i missed was that a facsimile of mike brown on the bench all season long. What what are we talking about. The warriors have been out for like two months kris k. Okay so two months. that's what matters. That's that's the number three three practices. Also they're still missing. I believe at least three guys because they're playing in the finals right now. Booker middleton chris paul get it. Yes not chris. Ball's not playing a holiday with the the what holland is your holiday. Those those guys will matter especially given that middleton and holiday are to the better perimeter defenders that that team. Usa has and if you look at the rest of team usa's roster. I don't see a ton of great defenders. There there are a few. I think those three guys by the way are going to be exhausted by the time they get to. They may well be. They may will be so. We're going to judge them. Judging when their whole judge when the games matter to strange to me like we don't judge nba teams based on the preseason but we judge team usa based on these exhibition games. That they do going into international competition. I feel like it's thirty. One point favorites. Why why is there betting line on a freaking exhibition better training but a little league baseball. Now country degenerates damn right. I didn't mean chris i'm with. Let's go monday. Nigeria money line. I just. I can't get too excited about this. If they lose the rest of the exhibitions does that mean something. Yeah that might be alarming if they're if they're still struggling to find some cohesion. That could be alarming. But i mean the talent is obviously their talent alone doesn't win on the international stage in style of game is different team ball matters. Shooting matters like yeah. There's a bunch of budget stuff that comes into play. But i i find the panic over this loss or at least the outcry to be a little bit much. So you don't take into account the seventh-place finish in two thousand nineteen. I mean that to me. It's the it's not just as game. The totality of it right. Like and i don't know howard like so in the early two thousands the world kind of caught up to the us ninety to ninety six thousand us. Gold maps then comes the two thousand two world championships in indianapolis and that's seven. The place finish was one of the worst worst outcomes in at least recent usa history. They got it together after that. They hired jerry colangelo. They bringing mike chef ski. They get their act together. Two thousand six two thousand eight then. They run off. Three consecutive years are three consecutive cycles of gold. Medals is argon. Made that like the world's caught up again that somewhere along the way and the last four or five years. The rest of the world has once again caught up usa basketball. I'm trying to understand this. I mean that's close games in those olympics cycles. No question about it. But i can't imagine the oh eight. Twelve or sixteen team losing nigeria. I can't exhibition or otherwise. I can't see it happening. No team and the and the one that followed it were built around like lebron koby. Carmelo enjoying wait. I mean that that groups at another level like as good as this group is that we're seeing right now as talented as they are after k. D. tatum's really good damian. Lillard is great. I mean come arbit- tatum. Bill lillard auto bio levin. Draymond dream ends up there in years but one has won some things. Jeremy grant jeremy grant zach living out of like. These are guys who have done anything in the nba yet. But they're all stars most they're they're also but are they to level of lebron kobe now but do you think is that what you're saying then is that what you're saying to be at the level you need to have like i'm saying the crop to win. I'm saying that if we're going to start comparing the twenty twenty one team to the twenty eight a two thousand eight two thousand twelve teams there is. There is not an equivalent right now. Lebron kobe laurent cobaine weight. And plus what we what. We called olympic. Mellow like carmelo. Didn't have the success in the nba. That some of his teammates did but carmelo in terms of talent level and certainly has resume like that group was at a whole other level. That group is a different level than jason. Tatum bam outta bios. Zach levine. Okay so not saying that you necessarily should have to have that level of time firepower to win an exhibition game against nigeria. Or anybody else. But i am saying comparing usa to itself different iterations of team usa. This one is not that one. This is not as dominant group as the ones we saw in eight and two thousand twelve. It just isn't what do you do like. What's the solution here. Like i mean i jerry. Colangelo deserves an enormous amount of credit for rebuilding that program when it was at. Its nadir mitra chefs. He comes in enormous amount of credit for what they did. But as we sit here in twenty twenty one like it's almost to me howard like the usa basketball rebuilding. The program became cool. Like lebron wanted to do it. Chris paul like dwayne wade. These guys wanted to do it and then they did it. And i think playing for usa basketball didn't become quite as cool as it was fifteen years ago. Like is that what has to happen like does not need to have like a fifth place finish in tokyo for all of a sudden the next generation of a-list stars wherever that may be in two thousand twenty four to come back into the mix and is that the only way this team can win. I mean i think we need to pay attention to the overall context like obviously one. These olympics were supposed to happen a year ago. They're delayed a year because of covid got durant out of it though like that right. It's questionable whether these the olympic should be happening at all still but along the way because of these back to back brutal seasons and everything else like team. Usa doesn't have james harden right now. Doesn't have anthony davis because of the injury doesn't have steph curry doesn't have kyrie irving doesn't have lebron kawai again. If your argument is that the second or third tier it sounds like sounds like insulting. Somehow but if you're saying that the next wave believe after those guys should still be good enough to dominate on the world stage. Maybe but if the point is that the team as best are they still. Are they still able to win. Gold fairly easily. Your probably but a bunch of them aren't on this team right now because of injuries and just the stress of the last year or two so this this is not necessarily representative of the best of the best right now. It just isn't and yes. They should still be good enough to win. Yes the world has caught up to some extent. No the the group that at nigeria's put it put out there last week. Does not leap off the page improbably. Us should've still want it. But again i exhibition game after like three practices. Let's see what happens with the rest of this. This schedule out brought mellow back. I mean he's not what he was four years ago. Eight years ago twelve years ago but the guy knows how to play international basketball. He might have sat. maybe. I guess. I didn't really. I assume that he just want to keep. He didn't kind of like four formerly re retire from the olympics. But it'd be pretty much says like i'm done like lebron kinda did to get talked into it. I feel like. I don't know if i was if i was the usa team would try really hard to get carmelo blake because his style. Whatever it is to the nba is perfect for the national basketball. He's a really good or national basketball player. On this subject damian lillard. He spoke for the first time. Since the hiring of chauncey billips. Only listen to what little had to say about his future in portland. I'm prepared to go in and do my job every year. Like hopefully we make strides over direction and could become a better team a new coach notice. That's where i am. What soured it sounds like. Lillard is at least nominally on board with going back to the blazers. But if i'm a team out there with assets. I don't listen to that response and say well it's over damian. Lillard is back on the same page with the portland trailblazers. If i'm a team with assets i hold onto those assets because it feels to me like the blazers might be one like sixteen to start from blowing that whole thing up with louis mccollum on the way out the door so get the sense now. That seems more likely than not that damian lillard at blazers training camp. He's in ablaze uniform. He starts the season with the portland trailblazers. But if it doesn't work with chauncey billips early and you get close that trade deadline. It wouldn't surprise me at all to see portland decide. Look we've got a. We've got to do something here and opened the door for damian lillard trade. What do you think. I think that nothing has changed. I think that his remarks last week because he sounded a little bit lukewarm. Or just you know you hear one of two things. Well you want to hear one thing if you're a portland trail blazers fan or if you're just looking for any indication that lillard is all in your you want to hear him say listen. I know things are rough right now. But i'm all in you know this is. This is where. I want to be you to repeat all the usual talking points that you hear from players in his position and that we've heard from bradley beal that we used to hear from james harden houston. Which is a win in phil in city fill in the blank with the city. I want to win here. I don't wanna go somewhere else. You know we're going to get this right blah blah. He didn't go down the usual list. And so i think it left open. Some interpretation but getting has changed like the disappointment was clear when the season ended. Some of the things have happened since including obviously the the the train wreck away they went about the the coaching search and lillard. Being caught in the crossfire. There at feeling heat from fans about chauncey billips being selected and so. I don't think we should expect he's going to be rah. Rah right now The trailblazers have a lot of work to do. But we also have not even hit the summer yet. Like there's the draft hasn't happened yet. Free agency hasn't happened yet. There's there's a lot of work to be done. And i think if you're damian lillard which you're probably doing is internally saying here's what i need to see happen externally saying you know what let's let's wait and see i mean you see. He can't he can't say publicly the same things that he's telling say neal o'shea right about what the the state of the roster i i would think that there are some very impassioned debates or discussions being held behind closed doors about what they need to get this thing right and if they can't get it right the he might shift is his stance about staying there long term. But that hasn't happened yet that we know of. What do you think the most interesting potential conversation is amongst players over these next four weeks like i'm kind of curious what jason tatum bradley beal talk about. Tatum and beal close friends dating back to their highschool days both went to the same high school bill with something of a mentor to jason. Tatum actually got him involved with his trainer. Drew hanlin which helped. Tatum elevate his his personal skills and they've talked about how happy they are to be playing together. Played the all star game together for the first time beal last year of his contract. Like you know we've seen these conversations yield real tangible conversation. You'd like to be a fly on the wall on for any of these guys in the next couple of weeks. Yeah i mean look we. We have a history now going back over a decade. If we're to believe that the that the heels were formed in part through team usa activities. You know which is true which is true. That's that's yielded an extra things guy. You know guys who you mentioned. Tatum and bill because they were already friends but guys also become friends through this experience right and then they start getting the ideas about playing together. Like oh hey. This is a lot of fun. Let's do this again in the nba. So there's i'm i'm sure some of that is is happening. It always does. Who else in that group. I mean man. If any of these guys that'd be trying to recruit bam out a bio but he's too early in his in his contract with miami to pry him loose from there And you know the heater still a pretty potent team but you know jimmy butler is up there in miles and outta bios future won't necessarily be there forever. That's the way it goes in the nba. I think tatum has the potential to be like the biggest recruiter. They're like he's about to start the first year of his max level extension. He can recruit bill. But like you can also does damian lillard like. It's great to play in boston. I love it here. Answer some questions of my have a playing on the east coast for the first time. Like i think data might be boston's best asset at this point. Yeah again some of this comes down to bradley. Beal's coming up to that point where he has the leverage to task out because of his contract lillard under contract for several more years and so he's not in that position. So what if it says. Like i need to go like. I don't foresee the blazers being no finish your contract. Just don't see it. i think right. And they would work with him on a deal to sure but directing it is harder so beal can use the leverage of his free agency to say well if you send me to team x. I'm not gonna resign there. Which then blows up that deal and he can direct himself to the team he really wants to be at lillard would have a harder time to doing that. Because he doesn't have free agency looming two to play that card. Yeah well i encourage any reporter. That's in tokyo tatum. Beal and lillard talking to each other. Just take a picture and then let the internet go wild crazy because it will unquestionably last thing for you. Howard the breaking news. This week in the coaching ranks. Is that jamal moseley is headed to orlando moseley of course last with dallas. A really well respected assistant coach there. Who was a candidate for that. Maverick job before. It went to jason kidd my immediate reaction to that higher howard beyond i think being an excellent choice for orlando is that we're gonna look at at moseley and jason kidd on parallel tracks. The next couple of years moseley. There was a strong case to be made that he should have been elevated to that head. Coaching job he'd been considered for other head coaching jobs. Before most recently in new york he had by all accounts a great relationship with luka doncic i understand bringing kit in he's got a history with dallas and as riccar lau said publicly having a player that played the game like kid and having a player that plays the game like don-shik make some sense to pair those two guys together. But there's always going to be as i watched these two situations unfold. I'm gonna wonder you know. Did the mavericks make the right choice. Leading jamaa moseley go and bringing jason kidd in and there's so many variables in this the first being at orlando's in step one or maybe even steps zero of a massive rebuild right there in the negatives right now. I think there's still maybe more fat to trim on that roster before they really bottom out. Yeah and you know you talk about trying to build around. You know markelle foltz. And and jonathan isaac jonathan isaac for so long. They're getting hurt and he's a great player but they've loved writing in a weird way john stays healthy. He's still more of a complementary store right like he's he's a potentially defensive player of the year at some point. He's not a guy who you're building an offense around though and marquel foltz okay. He he got himself back on track in orlando. He has a career now where he didn't have one but he's not a foundational building block. Come on like that's crazy so the roster doesn't have much talent jamal. Moseley's is coming into a situation. Which a lot of first time head coach is committed to which is all right. There's a lot of work to do so You're gonna have to do a lot of development. You're going to have to take a lotta lumps in the win loss column. It's gonna be rough going for the first year or two or maybe three. Let's see how they can get things going. But you know as it has been a certain other like kenny. Atkinson came to look a completely hopeless situation in brooklyn but was known as development coach in atlanta. And sure enough. Everybody who went there. Joe harris spencer. Dinwiddie jared allen versus lower. First round picks. Guys who were you know whether they were reclamation projects whether they were low picks everybody seems to get better the second they went to brooklyn and play kenny atkinson and his staff congenial. Moseley have the kind of effect in orlando can the front office. Get him to kind of guys. That will thrive in that in that kind of environment and carve out careers from cells and carbon identities. Jamal moseley has a lot going for him. And we've heard like many great things about it but we often hear great things about assistant coaches who don't end up panning out so i always. We have to caution ourselves on these things. Because i thought. Brian shaw was gonna be a great head coach and he was. Everybody loved him all the players sung as praises when he was associate head coach under frank. Vogel indiana he goes to denver probably just the wrong guy at the wrong time but he hasn't had another shot since then but that went really badly. Brett brown was really great in in some respects for the for the early years of the process and then suddenly. It seemed like they'd hit some sort of ceiling. Eager kokoschka of had been talked about for years is a great assistant. Coach didn't work out. Swells head coach in phoenix. David dale bumpy ride in memphis and then disastrous in new york. We just don't know like luke walton. Another example like there are plenty of coaches who as their when their assistance. We hear and see the best of them and then you know some of them be go on it and have great success coaches. I mean tyler has been fantastic. Mike malone has been fantastic money williams. Nick nurse dwayne casey a lotta longtime assistance. Get their shot and then you know it. It works out in a dozen. It's all contextual. It's all just the opportunity you have the thing for dallas is. They went with a guy who has experienced jason kit. That experience was not necessarily good experience. Like i think most people around the would look at what he did in milwaukee in brooklyn and say. I'm going to steer clear. Maybe you'd rather have the the unproven. Jamal moseley versus the somewhat proven jason kidd but. I don't think we'll know what the right choice was there for a while yet. Because it's it's gonna take some time before we can evaluate moseley as head coach. I maybe jason kidd learned something in two years as an assistant. I mean that happens. You know working with lebron for entire for two entire seasons working under frank vogel maybe picked up some things that'll be useful to him as a head coach. Moseley to me. The key is giving him time. Like you've got to be committed to moseley for a minimum. I think of three years and more likely five years. And then you see what you have in head coach. You mentioned gore. I mean it's worked out for phoenix. Absolutely but i do think he got hosed out there i mean he only had one year on the job and that year was without deandra aiden chris. Paul had devon booker of course but that was not a good team that he was coaching. There i gotta get moses the because you want to see what the guy can do when you put that team in a position to win a great example to me is james breglio in charlotte. I mean berea. Was one of those guys assistant coach elevated to head coaching position in charlotte. Not great first couple of years there but when he was given players and chance to win he did pretty well. I mean up until lamelo ball went out the horns were really good team and i think they will be a good team. Going forward in part because of the borrego is a pretty good coach. I want to see this magic team. Invest heavily in jamal. The you're the guy developed these guys and we'll keep you around no matter what the won loss record says until you get a chance to win then you judge like brett brown six or seven days since brett brown left but i can see the for letting go of brett brown. I mean they had a talented team and to a degree the underachieved. But you've got to let the coach get a roster on that level before you really make any decisions about whether they can coach. Yeah well and that's the thing about. This is what set up says apart. I think the good organizations from the bad ones is that you you decide when you choose a guy. Especially if he's a longtime assistant not a guy with head coaching experience. And you've said we believe in this guy. This is somebody who's got a great trekker record as an assistant. We're going to first opportunity. It's your obligation to when you say investment. Yeah it's time investment. It's a give them all the tools to succeed. Give him the time to succeed. You've decided you believe in him. So stand behind that have the conviction to stand behind that and take some bumps along the way you know maybe maybe memphis and or the knicks should have stuck with david physed longer. You know we had heard nothing but great things about fiscal coming out of miami. Initially we may yet you know. Find out that he. He can be great head coach in the right situation. Maybe those worth rights situations. He might be one of those guys though. I love physios and assist one of those guys. Though the just the temperament is always important. Like the government like memphis yet. Some battles with market assault didn't work out your plus new york. You just might be one of those guys that doesn't have the right temperament to be is based on what we've seen a memphis in new york might be better suited for these ranks but if he succeeds in l. a. I think he'll get another chance right. Maybe i think the point being though that if you as an organization have identified a guy instead he we believe in him then. Okay then believe in him. Stick with them and make sure you've given them enough tools to succeed Is it a pulling the plug at the first sign of of struggle and that's what happens in the nba. too often. is that seems panic. You know the fans turn. There's some minor flare up. Oh the coach and player got into it. Whatever it may good teams that can happen on as well. And it's it's just. It's the way franchises. React so you have to know whether or not the guy is is is right and then stick with them. And so yeah. Let's jomo's should get a nice long here. She got a ton of latitude in orlando given where they are as an organization given the state of that roster. Yeah i agree. Howard enjoy milwaukee looking forward to hearing the conversation with the lazarus on friday. You can check podcast. Right here on the crossover feet again. Make sure you listen to howard's interview. Spencer dinwiddie from last week. It was really really strong. Enjoy -joy the mid west our. We'll talk when you're back on the northeast always a pleasure. My friend the newest player in the pre nba basketball landscape is overtime. Elite elite will begin playing sometime in the fall. And we'll be headlined by some of the top now. Former high school players in the country players would be paid minimum one hundred thousand dollars with some making north of that and have access to high level facilities training as well as educational programs to help. Get a better grasp on that. I'm joined by brandon williams the head of basketball operations for overtime. Elite and kevin ollie the former. Nba guard uconn. Coach was the head coach and director of player development bread. And i want to start here with you. Just kind of give me the ten thousand foot view overtime elite. What are the objectives. What what what was behind the formation of this league. I think any of us. Chris who've been around for a long time i've actually seen Sort of the downside of young players who entered into professional ranks to this point. It's been the nba Who are not ready. And so what does that mean you know not not ready to form and be stars or is it just not ready to be great teammates or is it not ready to be good partners. is sort of all that you know the idea that the work day is much longer than they know. And that there's more responsibility to be in a professional athlete The responsibilities to families and communities we just have to do a better job preparing them and here was an opportunity to be part of a program that wanted to address all that. It's not just about being a good player. It's like we wanna address the whole athlete. Hope so on. Three levels were hitting basketball. Easiest thing understand. I think businesses in our world is education And then there's brand you know. These young people now are moving at a speed that we aren't as older folks and they want to build things An earlier age particularly off the court so building a brand is important something that can last well beyond their tread on tire so we're hitting it in basketball business brand. That's that's that's really thirty thousand foot view. Kevin what attracted you to this job. Just like his dad is the whole person being able coach them from a mind body and soul Experience and understanding the mindfulness athlete I've seen it from a pro level. Got up tune into play thirteen years with twelve different teams so i understand like the different trials and tribulations you go through with a player not saying that these players are gonna go through that but is getting them more prepared if they do come into some certain situations where it's not typically going the right way. How can they manage that situation. So what they do today can echo into tomorrow and having the ability to kana paint on a black blank. Canvas is what a really attracted to me to to this you know. Ot league program we can take the player really shape the curriculum you not with teaching them about subjects. But we're really teaching them about themselves as well from media training From mental health issues. All the different things that come involved because we all know chris is stress. You know from success is a lot of pressures is a lot of people pulling at you. It's a lot of people won't certain things. But how do you deal with that from a player's standpoint where you can play when you get on the basketball court and half clear and not be caught up in the distractions of off the court issues. Um as desks desks were really kind of vocal. Spirit to give back in it and how these kids you know. Have these players be available at the moment of truth to make the right decisions and that was very important to me. Kevin as you mentioned you played in the nba brand. You played in the nba. As well i wanna ask both of you guys and kevin. I'll start with you like if this was available to you as sixteen. seventeen year. Old looking back. Would you have founded attractive with a definitely founded attractive You know i kind of thought the box anyway. I was from chris. Shaw from from from south central and i chose connecticut. So you places that. I didn't even know nothing about growing up. You always thought out the box and never wanted to go down a path that everybody was going down So i was always curious. And i think that's how my mom especially my mom. My dad raised me. So i definitely been curious of this situation. No no speaking now without you know took it. I'm not sure. But i think it really gave me another option to look at it and this is what we're trying to do not saying that the ncaa is wrong overtime. Leaders wrong or right. It's not about that. It's about if you really care about the student. Athletes you give them as much options as possible. And i think this gives the lee student athlete. Another option and i think you know it's a very Great option for them to have and if they choose overtime league we're going to give our whole heart to make sure they're developed on and off the basketball court chris i- jumping after coach It would have been interesting. Chris but i certainly would not have been a candidate i would. Let's just get that right. What what things that's important. We sit down going through just grassroots community and we spent months just talking to people educating about. You know what we're about who we are. Each of us has a reputation in some other space. Not here The this program isn't for everybody is not the right fit for everybody. We are cherry picking and a lot of ways. These are players that feel like they are destined for professional basketball. There are a lot of sixteen year olds. That don't know that yet and their parents aren't convinced that yet in people that support them. Don't don't feel that confidence yet. They may be another year away or two years away but this is not. This is not the right path for everyone. Twenty four athletes roughly twelve per class. We're looking at juniors and seniors and the truth is at this age. What was really funny about scouting them is everybody's skinny and like a lanky and underdeveloped and still has like a mountain of upside to you know to to get through before you can really see who they're going to be but you know if you have a young player like brand williams who's just dreaming of being an nba player but does not much certainty. That's even realistic We gotta be very careful about this approach In taking because there there are risks but for those that that have already established in this deke. They've established a day of separated from their class. You know jaylen. Lewis has an example the most recent example. He's he's he's elevated in separate. The draft isn't tomorrow though so there's still a lot of work to do but he's already in front running physician and it gives everyone low confidence that this is the kind of investment and the kind of pet that would make a ton of sense for players like that. Let me follow up on that brandon. Because you're you're entering. What suddenly become a fairly crowded space in terms of leagues like this. You know the g. league ignite is one season in but they've had a measure of success. We've seen jalen green probably a top pick. Jonathan kamenga top five or six. Then you have the ncw with this. Recent ruling allowing top players to make money off their name image and likeness. How does how does the elite separate itself from that group. Why think i is. We start a little bit sooner so the g. league zone a great job with what we call it a year the prep year that year. That a recent graduates would be going to college and they've already been hacking the system you know going to italy or china So so there's a market for those players and we want an alternative to college for for for us though. Our players are seeking an alternative to high school so we are a school but we think about the resources that were bringing to the table first of which being an nba like environment You know start coach. Ali coach lehto in a robust set of staff. I mean scouting staff a high performance staff administrative team. Our goal was to simulate an nba organization for for young athletes at sixteen seventeen eighteen. Th there there is no other environment. Like that. And i think the big way that we separate with high school athletes Is that both domestically and internationally. We're able to put twenty four of them together in a building. So what we're selling is the best competition for these guys starts at home. I mean every day in line coaches don't minister drills administer competition aspects of practice and getting ready for games but when you look to the right and left and i noticed as a player. There's no weak link. I mean everywhere you look. There's somebody that's doing what you're doing and possibly doing more. Because they they are not just dreamed about the into the league or to the high level. They're on their way there That's where we've been able to. I think create a little separation from others that have tried or looked at something. Like this kevin. How do you approach this job. Do you do it in a similar mindset and you had at uconn where you have young players you also you know yukon. You had to keep them academically eligible you to follow that pretty closely. I mean is there is it a similar mindset or do you take a different tact. I think you just let it be you know. Similar is not. It's just whatever comes you say yes to it and you cultivate hope from it I never coached high school players. They was always you know graduated from high school. And now they're freshman's This situation is a little different in in was recruiting for two to three years. This situation is a little different. But you know from me. Chris i love the unknown about it. And that's the space i live in. Not just wanna make sure that. I have the space incorporate something in these players that they can just think about it can build from a have a foundation so when they make the transition they have every tool in the toolbox to say okay. Oh that's a problem Assess it let me be able to correct it. Let me obsessed. Let me be aware of it and i think that's the difference between you know coaching a high school kid in in the college. Kid i mean you get able to mold them a little bit better and then you have to understand where they at. Now you know back then. I didn't have social media. We didn't have social media now. These kids these players are building their brand a little bit earlier and now you just meet them where they are. And i can't wait to get them up on campus get them up until atlanta just continue to build a great relationship. Welcome spend time with the one on one in. This situation is going to provide us to do a lot more skill development that i didn't have a really good opportunity and it had not one say good opportunity. I didn't have the best opportunity. Because there's so many things we own a row recruiting You own a row fundraising these different things. Brandon's taken care of in. Dan porter is taken care of. I can just really coach the player and work on his skill development on and off the basketball court. So it's really given me my own lane. So i can really perform my job. Mama job is really breaking down and relationships it starts. Relationship is start with trust. Stars will hold is spending time with the the young student athletes on and off the basketball court and pushed them to greatness and the competition is not on. our side of competition is with him. You know can you beat your previous best bestself. Can you be better than today you know. Can you be better tomorrow than you were date. And that's what i'm coaching. And that's what i love to do. And i think we're going to have some great young man as open as biden has going to be vulnerable going to try to reach for the sky. In the sky is going to be ob- you is not going to be limits. I can't wait to get up to atlanta. We've been having some many camps. Chris has been wonderful to get back on the court with the guys. And i'm looking forward to the next mini camp and dan looking forward to getting them up to atlanta. So we really can go to work. You know when. I was was talking to brian. shaw a couple of months ago. Kevin about how he was coaching. The ignite you know it was a lot of pro stop. He was trying to bring to that team. Are you taking that same. Approach you trying to coach them like their nba players or something different. No it's nothing different is just. I'm building pro. Habits in every situation is going to be different. Chris this is going to be some guys. Come in you know. Say for instance like a. John montero will we got him and he you know is a little bit more advanced than some other players because he's been a pro- already and then it's going to be another situation where we gotta talented guy might not be able to get quick but these opportunities we can go at our own pace we can sit down and talk to them but we're really teaching and building pro habits and those habits is going to translate over to them being great pros when that opportunity come invest in the nba are the euro league so every day you know we are building like a practice plan like more of a college practice plan nba practice bandwidth doing drills. That i got from my numerous stops in the nba. You know we're doing sets in the nba. Then we gotta understand that sixteen years old as well you know and maybe sometimes you gotta you know kinda doubt it down a little bit. But i'm gonna let com. I'm going to let that go. i'm not going to focus on one of it. I'm not gonna say oh. We're doing this process. 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Divers inventors patent and unleash economic opportunity. Find out at invent together dot org learn more and take action today brandon not to continue to compare this team to the ignite but when i talked to sharieff abderrahim about that i mean. I had asked him about the sustainability of that team. Given how much. Money was being poured in to pay some of the players. And he bobbed and weaved floyd mayweather trying to answer that question. Because it's it's hard to commit to it without say a television contract more sponsorships and things like that when you can you speak to kind of the sustainability of this because we've seen startups with an influx of cash. Get get in big the first year. But then peter out. I mean what needs to happen. Four overtime elite to become a long term successful program while has got to answers. I think you know a concept. I mean we're we're selling on the ability to develop young players and have a more more pro ready right. So this is. This is the path we are offering basketball development. Call it professional Business development And we are also like leveraging. What is an incredible media platform that again. The things that we like to call a distinguishing factors. That's a huge one. So not to bob and weave one. We gotta be good ass. You know that. That's how have long deputy spurs the spurs. They were good for really long time. And so we've got the that there were good at this note. No pressure on kale right The the the second piece though is you know and this comes from my my time in the nba. It just wasn't that long ago where it out of chicago. Pre-draft combine interview. If i said. I wanna build my brand. Everybody in the room was like smirking and like you know what. What are we talking about like. It's about basketball basketball basketball And you know if you are young team developing and not winning a lot of games truth is you can't sell just basketball because your basketball isn't great you got to sell personalities and stories in that there's something that people can invest in in fall in love with other than like the final score like otherwise. The sixers had no chance right any any development team yet to buy into a story and for us. I think we have a chance to create stories but we get a chance to show those stories because we have a platform. So it's it doesn't take much. I mean i'm not a social media guru. But when i got recruited for this job haven't been around the block a little bit certainly from an nba perspective. I heard a couple of things. I really got my attention. One was fifty million followers That's eyeballs and we all know that that Business follows the eyeballs in whatever in whatever respect. The other was which is unfair. Because i think that number changes month over month but it started at one point four and not set maybe one point eight or one point nine billion with a b. billion views of content a month that overtime in some ways has found a way to the heart. The mind of young people It is being communicated and solid as you know the generation z. sort media and content engine We are doing an amazing thing here which is developing young talent in a pure way that we want to make sure that they are prepared. Top to bottom to do well on the court to do well and communities to do well in business but then there's this other thing which is they want to be known like. No player wants to play in an empty building. Everybody wants to play where it matters. They wanna play. When nick can rock and like the building and just like recognizing their talent. We're just artists. And one thing that is kind of showcase. By one event that that overtime overtime the media company producing s called. You see it on youtube to. Is that over. Hundred million people watched that. I mean that that's not an insignificant number that players that are going to play overtime. Lee will have the opportunity to be known The the opportunity of bring brick big brands to the table and support this platform If not already indicated by the kinds of investors that that have shown interest but the brands that are coming to the table our sustainability is going to be showing value delivering value to not just the athletes but to overtime visibility. I would imagine great for them but can you monetize it. Can you make it so this league is in the black or does it need to be in the black every year. Well my the good news is as a basketball man. No different than a different than the is Get a budget. My job is to be fishing and and spend wisely. I i'm not. I'm not asked to sell tickets or generate revenue that's for a tremendous And in successful a business operations Our job is to make sure that what we are delivering is high is a high level product That you see the growth and development of our young players. What's there recruited. We gotta make them better. They need to be able to perform and probably the best testament of our success is going to be our nba. Gm voting with this pick right but with a coach saying like they did a nice job. This guy was. Well coached testament to takeo and the rest of the coaching staff. That if we're doing that will prove successful. Because guess what the next crop of recruits when we're in the gym like we're not chasing them. There's sort of meeting us at at minimum half way. We need to keep bringing high level taliban and developing talent to prove successful and i have a tremendous set of partners across academics and across content media. That will will do their part to elevate our business. Can you expecting to tap into some of your. nba relationships. I mean as you mentioned thirteen teams in twelve seasons. You've made a lot of friends over the years. We're going to see like san preston sitting in the crowd for your practices as a whole so sam and so many gyms that i know you know Kevin durant and all these guys are destinies in overtime. Just having them be around. We had our first minicamp. Ray allen showed up and not only showed up. He brought his son to work out with guys. Just it was just amazing. does just see how the branches that we can continue to pull up on and they continue to pull on us and be a partnership in. This thing is going to be great. Are you expecting to have kind of drop ins. Durant's involved with the league. You expecting these guys. Just be around. Which i would imagine would be both a resource for you but also an attractive quality to this league definitely. Definitely we going to build a place where it's going to be hopefully a development premier development destination for everybody and you know hopefully katie can come out and work out with guys and russell westbrook and james harden and all these guys that we know and i know i had opportunity to be evolved. Then it's kinda beat a veteran guys We want them to be around. Because it's not. Just me sean. It's also watching tape like these are the different drills and look how k. d. and look how chris paul is using the pick and rolls and now they're showing up that's a that's a big big bang for us with us growing these young talented student athletes To get them inspired to the next level and they're doing a great job done only gonna do. I coached him. Chris a coach me on a day to day basis. I'm open to that and we just really want to have a love affair with guys and and the end of the day chris. We want appease the basketball guys. We wanna play the right way. We want to share a basketball. We wanna run. We wanna have fun. We want how to join the game but it can't just be me me me. It has to be weak. And i'm wanting to teach guys how to be involved in any system they get drafted about. They can be a part of a productive system and be a productive partner in in the community as well no matter what city they when they arrive to the nba brandon. Before let you go. What schedule gonna look like i mean is this team playing. Just walk me through kind of what these kids are getting into. And what kind of schedule you gonna be able to put together so schedule that that is really interesting for everybody. And i wanna try to illuminate. But i've got to be careful we are still contracting with some teams But for the audience the think about it in buckets. We're gonna play independent prep schools. That's going to be a significant part of our schedule. We are a high school so we are looking to schedule. Some of the top independence that you would typically no to have a national schedule can travel that have the ability to be mobile. We're scheduling home and away with with With those folks and it looks like net set as an example It looks like you know. Folks that are playing for a national title Arizona florida california. So it'll be a widespread travel schedule for us. We're also looking at European competition so think about junior euroleague as an example. Some of the best clubs the Insects as an example Where we can get a collection of sixteen to nineteen year old elite talent to compete against us. And then as i mentioned earlier on the show we really feel like the best competition is gonna come internally and that's where our league play Comes into effect so we are looking at our group of twenty four as three teams of eight. There will be standings you'll be able to track will compete against each other. That'll be a significant part of our schedule as well. We don't want to overstep our guys one of the things. We really wanna correct leading science. Guide us here. is is minimized the wear and tear. Nobody's while still developing and preparing for a professional level place so a schedule of maybe thirty five. To forty games is our target. We started september Training camp will will begin Play by mid august. We'll be done by by Late march is how we see our schedule shaping up i'm looking forward to it brennan kevin. It's a really interesting concept and hope you guys have a lot of success with an. I'll certainly be watching a lot of. Nba people will be watching but brandon. Stay out of a set of massachusetts. Kevin has like some basketball. Ptsd from all those bc. Matchups i'm sure would probably were so tough. I don't remember kevin. It's not real like talk about it. But lita past. We'd be six thousand. That's not very nice. That's hovering kevin brand. Thanks for joining me. I appreciate it all right. Thank you chris. Thanks so much.

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Nigeria Wins Historic Upset Over Team U.S.A. In Olympic Exhibition

Terry Meiners

01:33 min | 2 weeks ago

Nigeria Wins Historic Upset Over Team U.S.A. In Olympic Exhibition

"Men's Olympic basketball is up to eat. Well, um, it didn't start off well over the weekend, they had their first exhibition game against Nigeria in they lost What? 92 87. Team USA goes down, So we got that going for us. Wait a minute. Isn't Kevin Durant on that team? The guy that carry the Brooklyn Nets on his back. Of course. Kevin Durant. Bradley Beal Bam out of bio. Draymond Green Game. Dollar is on their Jayson Tatum. They've got a pretty good lineup. So they lost to Nigeria. Wait a minute. There's some Nigerian players who are actually NBA players. Right there are and there are a few NBA players missing from that team that are still playing in the finals. No Djourou HOLIDAY. No Chris Middleton know Devin Booker. But the Nigerian squad does have three guys from the Miami Heat roster. Also one of the Sacramento Kings, a guy for the Minnesota Timberwolves and one of Donovan Mitchell's teammates with the Utah Jazz. Good for them. Congratulations, Nigeria. I think they taught a valuable lesson to our Guys on USA team that always thinks it's going to just steamroll everybody. I hope so. Because the last time the U. S, the U. S men's national team lost an exhibition game. They finished seventh in the feeble World Cup just a couple of years ago, so Hopefully they right the ship and we don't have one of those performances in the Olympics.

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Bucks Blowout: Giannis Has 41, Suns' NBA Finals Lead Now 2-1

AP News Radio

00:30 sec | 2 weeks ago

Bucks Blowout: Giannis Has 41, Suns' NBA Finals Lead Now 2-1

"The NBA finals return to Milwaukee for the first time since nineteen seventy four and the home team did not disappoint the bucs rolled by the sons one twenty to one hundred Jana sought to cripple powered in forty one points his second straight forty plus point performance drew holiday had twenty one the bucs led for most of the night they took control in the second quarter as they turned a six point deficit into a fifteen point halftime lead Chris Paul had nineteen points and a rough night from teammate Devin Booker quit ten on three of fourteen shooting Chuck Freeman Milwaukee

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N.B.A. Finals: Booker Leads Suns Over Bucks in Game 2

News and Perspective with Tom Hutyler

00:12 sec | 2 weeks ago

N.B.A. Finals: Booker Leads Suns Over Bucks in Game 2

"Devin Booker scored a team high 31 points says the Phoenix Suns defeated the Milwaukee Bucks last night. 1 18 Wanna wait for a two Nothing lead in the NBA Finals Game three a Sunday with the tip time of five P.m. on

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Halfway There: Suns Beat Bucks for 2-0 Lead in NBA Finals

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | 2 weeks ago

Halfway There: Suns Beat Bucks for 2-0 Lead in NBA Finals

"Devin Booker led the way with thirty one points including seven three pointers the signs bounced back by nine point first quarter deficit to defeat the Bucks one eighteen one oh eight and take the first two games of the NBA finals Booker says a big play was at ten past sequence that heat and everybody on the floor was involved in you know when your plan like that no it's fun it's fun everybody's touching it you feel the energy the ball when you get it you know you want to make a play for somebody else and somebody something opens up always when you know it's pop in a movie maker Mattel bridges had a career playoff high twenty seven for the Suns Yanis centric approach had a game high forty two for the box including twenty in the third quarter George chatter Phoenix

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Speaking to the Senators Behind the Senate Caucus on Black-Jewish Relations

People of the Pod

02:22 min | 2 weeks ago

Speaking to the Senators Behind the Senate Caucus on Black-Jewish Relations

"Last month. Three us senators announced the launch of the bipartisan senate caucus on black jewish relations. I sat down with senators. Jackie rosen of nevada. Tim scott of south carolina and cory booker of new jersey to discuss the mission of the new caucus. Here's a portion of our conversation senators. Welcome thank you. it's good to be with you. You very very much reinvigorating. The black jewish alliance is that was at the bedrock of the civil rights movement. And it's key to combating racism rising anti-semitism both here in america and around the world. And that's why today's announcement is so critical. The three of you have joined us here on the global forum stage to announce the first ever senate caucus on black jewish relations which you share with our audience fees each of you. What you hope to accomplish. During this caucus i would suggest the wisdom to i yielding. Jackie i it sounds good. Well thank you. I appreciate that. And i want to tell you that. I'm so proud to be here with tim and corey because when i went and talked to them about this idea there wasn't a hesitation for a second and i'm just so excited to do this first time it's ever happened in the senate and i just know that we are going to have so many good conversations positive things going forward and we're going to show real leadership in this issue and just very excited to announce this those senators white. Why didn't you hesitate for me. It's been a lifelong journey in many ways. understanding appreciating the parallel tracks that the jewish community in the black community have been on if you think about it from a biblical perspective for centuries of slavery in egypt and you think about the four centuries. African americans were enslaved. There are tracks that are parallel and pain. That creates promise an opportunity. The tragedies that became triumphs. it's a story that continues on and for my life For me it seems. It's just personal in that. By some of my first mentors larry freudenberg. Who helped me become a part of his insurance agency. And then it gave me a piece of the pie and taught me not to work for someone but worked for yourself

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Paul Carries Suns Past Giannis, Bucks in NBA Finals Opener

AP News Radio

00:37 sec | 3 weeks ago

Paul Carries Suns Past Giannis, Bucks in NBA Finals Opener

"Chris Paul led six players in double figures with thirty two points and nine assists Suggs beat the bucs twenty eighteen one oh five to take game one of the NBA finals Devin Booker added twenty seven points and six assists D. Andre eight double double twenty two points and nineteen rebounds something he said was key there are some really good they often is going especially you know just try to clean up some of that stuff so we can get on a run and give ourselves some momentum as well Yanis Antetokounmpo had twenty points and fifteen rebounds for the box in his first game back from a knee injury Khris Middleton led Milwaukee with twenty nine toward chatter Phoenix

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Best Value Plays for the NBA Finals

Behind the Bets

02:56 min | 3 weeks ago

Best Value Plays for the NBA Finals

"I want to touch on the nba no guest for the nba finals discussion. And we've done that throughout the postseason. Basically i wanna touch on a couple of things that stand out to meet the honest injury. Look we all wanna fire and make bets and hopefully win money on these big events right whether it's the super bowl the nba playoffs stanley cup. You name it but sometimes there's just not an edge and i just think it's too difficult right now to lay the series price of two dollars not knowing exactly what we're going to get with honest and when we're gonna get jaanus to return all signs point to his being out tonight for game one but willie return game two or game three. How effective willie b last round. We saw trae young return. And frankly i probably would have benched him in game six in the fourth quarter. At least he just wasn't that effective wasn't the usual stellar trae young. We were used to seeing this postseason or is it like joel embiid. After missing the second half of game four in the first round then missing game. Five sixers beat the wizards he. He came back from the injury and he was just managing pain more than anything. He was still dynamic. Not quite the same. Didn't have that dunk that. He said he could do it. One of the end of the one of the games. I believe it was game four against atlanta but nonetheless it just wasn't the same embiid but it was close to so if you can tell me exactly like how big of a percent how close to one hundred percent. We're going to be honest then. I can come up with a firm play in terms of the series price. Game one for me. No real opinion. It's already baked in the line. Honest isn't gonna play it. Let's say he's out officially might go from six to six and a half if he's miraculous you're gonna play maybe goes to three from the minus six just because it won't be one hundred percents so it's really tough game one favorites in the nba finals. The last fifteen sixteen years fifteen in one straight up fourteen to two. Ats now that's just a trend but sup denote given the sons at home court. I think they're going to win the series again. Don't wanna lay the two dollars. I think we're seeing a very loose milwaukee team that finally got over the hump reach the finals. They've been playing really tight. The last few postseasons especially this year. They were really tied against the nets but did get the w. thanks to kevin durant shoe size and game seven enabling the game to go to overtime and obviously outlasted atlanta thanks to couple injuries but both teams have benefited but nonetheless. They are here. No asterix whatsoever. At all. In my opinion. I just think if the only play i'm making a cpa three to win the mvp at plus one eighty to me. He's going to get all the difference from the voters if the sun's win at all thus booker or whoever else maybe eight and but book is really the main competitor. He has to put up astronomical numbers and for the sons doing. I just think c. P. three's going to have to have a stat line right. He's going to have to have double digit assist and a few games. Put up some points. I just don't think booker's capable of just having monster monster monster games in the four winds. So i think if it's remotely close. I think it's gonna go to chris paul because the leadership and all the other narratives so plus one eighty compared to minus. Two dollars is worth it to

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Chris Paul Leads Suns Past Clippers 130-103, Into NBA Finals

AP News Radio

00:38 sec | 3 weeks ago

Chris Paul Leads Suns Past Clippers 130-103, Into NBA Finals

"Phoenix is Chris Paul scored forty one points in the sun's one thirty one oh three blowout win over the clippers earning Paul his first trip to the NBA finals in his sixteen year career teammate Devin Booker who scored twenty two in the game six clincher says he's thrilled about the all star point guard finally gets a shot at the championship I'm always happy about this first first on but you know I know what he's on the pursuit of ten you know we have the same understanding we don't talk about it much but we know we're trying to get to their son's left made it to the NBA finals back in nineteen ninety three mark Myers Los Angeles

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USA Basketball Announces 2021 Olympic Team Roster

Get Up!

00:25 sec | Last month

USA Basketball Announces 2021 Olympic Team Roster

"Team. Usa officials meanwhile announced their men's basketball roster for tokyo and it's led by two time finals. Mvp kevin durant. The us led by head coach. Gregg popovich looking for its fourth consecutive gold. In olympic play the official roster has been released and again. We've got to rant on there. We've got devontae booker on there. We got chris. Middleton damian lillard jason tatum again looking for a fourth consecutive gold medal at these games

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"booker" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

02:54 min | 7 months ago

"booker" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

"Booker t. booker t. And i met way back in. Wcw we cross paths there now. Debbie f at turned. Wwe and booker t. Has a very interesting life story. And i've been wanting to do a podcast with booker t for years and we've never been able to make it happen. I'm gonna go down to houston hoefflin next couple of months and we're gonna talk in person about his life and his career today on the podcast as it turns out call booker t a couple of months back a few weeks back. I found out that he was a huge fan. And i said man. I've been wanting to break down some of the ufc pay per views for a long time. I don't speak the technical language. I think booker t. Knows more than i do. But i said man edge. It'd be fun to wrestling. Ask talk about ufc so the ufc to twenty eight. Pay per view just happened and burston not are talking about a couple of the fights were talking about some of the similarities between Mma and professional wrestling who's tougher the sacrifices promos fighting strategies. We're talking about everything man. We're talking about promos. All the similarities between pro wrestling and emma may so as a technical breakdown like ufc are ma. Specialists would break down a fight. No man is to pro wrestler sitting there shooting the breeze about sport that they're both very passionate about so. I really enjoyed my conversation with booker. T i'm gonna head down to houston. Hopefully the next Upcoming few months. And we're going to have a podcast about his life and his career looking forward to having a conversation with him. Today bear with us. We had a few sound difficulties. Early on in a podcast. A little bit of static clears up so just weather. The storm with is just for a second booker. T. and i get on the same page and shoot the breeze about all aspects of fighting pro wrestling the pay-per-view itself and just shooting the breeze from two longtime veterans who broken business about the same time eighty nine nineteen ninety and bo traveled many of the same roads together and ended up having a really long very good careers both ended up in the hall of fame. And it's gathered always love working with and we have so many laughs and good times together But i'll enjoy this conversation as one of my favorite podcasts. I've done in a long time. I'm gonna keep this open short because this is a long conversation were dropping knowledge On some things pro wrestling. We're talking about some things. In the ufc they'd probably. I'm not technical enough to talk about but nonetheless. This is my conversation booker. T. talking about everything under the sun wrestling. Ufc two eight and all the other shit we talk about before we get to.

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"booker" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

WHAS 840 AM

01:44 min | 1 year ago

"booker" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

"Booker out there with her because he has sway. With so many younger people that that's what that takes. And so Booker has to be on board almost like a running mate. But want to see how it all works out because there are other things that can happen for Booker down the road. Some people think he could. He might be the next mayor, or he might run against Rand Paul next We'll see how that works out. Eventually, I will talk with him on the radio and pick his brain about some of these things. But Amy made grants got quite a job ahead of her. And that goes without saying, of course, up against the Senate majority leader. Even though Chuck Schumer has shoveled all this money at her, you see That people's hearts and minds so many were with Charles Booker that he almost equaled her vote total. She didn't win by that much, and that was without any money without much money. He did get some generated there late, and I remember I talked to that woman from the predict its company. The predictions people. It's kind of a gambling house thing. But she said that Amy McGrath had a 67% chance or something stronger then I don't remember now, but Bookers. Chance of winning Wass. 35 or something it was is almost half that. And then she explained the differential. And then she said that Booker had climbed up the 50 something percent, 53% or something like that right after Bernie Sanders. Endorsed him, and that's when he had the most Momenta MBE going. But there's an Evan flowed all that was all that stuff kind of fascinating. You see the results today, so we'll talk more about that through the course of the afternoon. Don't forget Governor and Bashir's on four o'clock today will break down more of the Primary results and Ibsen sporting News notes that we'll get to a CZ..

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"booker" Discussed on Today, Explained

Today, Explained

10:44 min | 1 year ago

"booker" Discussed on Today, Explained

"Rumer back when there were like twenty Democratic candidates vying for the nomination there are a lot old white guys but there are a fair a number of candidates who weren't when they'd all get up on stage together for a debate. The Democratic Party almost looked like America and then there was last night six candidates stage debating all of them white most of them have got sixty or seventy birthdays under their belts would just two weeks until will the Iowa Caucus. It is clear that things have changed. It happened over the course of the past month. Comma Harris dropped out in December in Castro throw dropped out in early January and then just on Monday cory booker gave up. Booker stopped by boxes offices. Here in DC late last week. His campaign campaign wasn't in great shape at the time and I asked him what went so wrong. Well I think the DNC did not realize that they were making rules. That were new. We've never seen before that ultimately has ended up advantage ing people who have either a lot of money personally who can hack the system or people who through their sort of per sows. Well no can get money quickly working against the candidates who are actually become president for our Party in the past where people that were way behind from for most of the campaign. Jimmy Carter low single digits Bill Clinton closing with Brock Obama going into our caucus national polls. Fifteen twenty points behind and they've actually she designed rules that would have kept him of our nominee off remember one month before the Iowa caucuses. John Kerry John Edwards were at four percent and two percent sixth and seventh in the polling. Then would go awan and finish Iowa one to be vice president and presidential candidates. When you make the whole election about national polls we would not have had presidents like Clinton John and Carter and Obama we national polls did not predict? They're winning heck national polls in predict the last president they were wrong and so I say this I islands and they laugh. I joked with him. I say you are pretty good defying. What the national polls are telling you vote for polling is not the industry and so when you see people like Castro and Comal will harass? I've worked with lots of people in politics. These are two of the more talented people that through their lived experiences. We're bringing things to the table that made so many Americans. It's a core part of our democratic voting base. Feel the sense of pride and gratitude when they left because they didn't have enough money to get to the voters actually actual people who vote even black women. My own family were supporting me. Where like angry and felt some kind of way that a woman could win twice in California statewide right and be extraordinary? Standout rising star in the Senate can't even get to Iowa to be voted upon and that is very problematic. That's the party Freddie side of it. What about the people side of it? What about Joe Biden? Still being the front runner in national polling does the party still want Biden because of his connection to Obama. Instead of someone like you never before in our lifetime has a front runner in the Democratic Party throughout ever going to be president you know when Mondale Gore her even Hillary Clinton the last lecture all front runners. The only people I've ever gone to the White House for people like me who are come from behind people people at the national media Wasn't given that much of a chance but then came into those early states. You have to win by your connection to people. You're really organized by your ability to convince people in town halls calls. Those are the people that have gone on to win in our party so love Joe Biden swarming into the United States Senate but to exclude from the stage. People people are different people that don't have the money or the popularity or the name recognition and not even. Give them a chance to make their case When we clearly see the last person to make the debate stages somebody's he's been spending tens of millions of dollars on TV? Trust me if I had that money we would be on the debate stage and and so that's problematic that the party that saying we want to get big money out of politics. The party that saying that we think there's too much of an influence of concentrated wealth to create a system that can be so easily hacked by it Senator Booker and I talked two bunch more. We talked about his campaign and whether his message of Love was really the right one for this moment and a lot of the conversation feels kind of moot now that he's dropped up but what he said about polling and the new rules imposed by the DNC struck a chord. So I asked vox is Ellen Nelson if there's truth to it. She's been covering this election season most recently from new you answer and we started with a simple question is he right. I mean in a sense he is. I mean it's kind of ironic because basically DNC chair. Tom Perez kind of. You've had this job of trying to figure out how to try to give everybody a fair shake or appear to give everybody a fair shake on the debate stage. There were twenty candidates running at that point it was Janus. I mean this was back when we were having two different debate nights because we literally couldn't get everybody on a single stage in one night so they came came up with these new requirements. That booker is talking about that. Folks would have to make a pulling requirements and this could either be a certain percentage in national polls or for a certain percentage in a number of qualifying early state. Polls so polls in Iowa New Hampshire Nevada and South Carolina and then additionally you would have to you have a fundraising threshold that you met and rather than just being a lump sum that you had to meet you also had to have a certain number of of donations A threshold of donations. That you met Peres told me in an interview back in the spring. This was supposed to be a way to respond to the party's grassroots to make sure sure that the grass roots were included and to try to be more inclusive of candidates and responsive to the grassroots of the Party and what booker is saying hanging that this did the opposite that sort of these thresholds that increased each time. There is a new debate. There's debates every month each it's time these thresholds increased kind of kept winnowing down the fields. which is sort of what the DNC designed to do but at the same time it shut out these candidates? Let's that were pulling low. Who really needed to make the debate stage for people to get exposed to them in addition to their early state campaigning? So it was sort of almost like the debates became these many primaries themselves and we kept sort of seeing people drop out after they failed to to qualify to make the debate thresholds and we should note that the fields now twelve but only six made the stage last night. Yes exactly Senator Booker. An Andrew Yang both met the donor threshold for last night's debate but their poll numbers are what kept him off stage. But these are certainly two candidates voters like. Is there something that the polls are missing or even getting wrong by chance. I don't think that the polls are necessarily wrong. I I just think that it's part of a really tough situation of still being in a a pretty massive field having so much focus. Sp on the the forefront runners at this point who are all white you know. We're talking about Biden Warren Sanders and Buddha judge but I think that it is a combination the nation of the size of the field and sort of struggling to break through these debate requirements and then also the fact that people in the early states. That booker is talking about you. Know the ones that he was sort of trying to rest his campaign with to do well in Iowa. Barack Obama did well in Iowa. A lot of people are are sort of worried about this electability question and so a lot of people are I feel like becoming a little bit more risk averse than they might have been in past elections because there's there's sort of this specter of a general election with Donald Trump looming over all of this and everybody is well aware that whoever they pick you know could be the democratic radic nominee. That person is going to have to go up against trump. And so when you're sort of caught in this loop this kind of feedback loop of like low-polling and not getting on the debate bates stage so you're not getting the exposure voters that I have talked to you in New Hampshire definitely start to take notice and I have heard with folks like booker Sometimes sometimes with Amy Klobuchar who wasn't debate stage last night. You know. I really like that candidate. They really speak to me. I think they're really smart. I think they're really great eight but they're not pulling well which makes me think that other people don't like them and that makes me nervous because we need to have somebody that everybody likes to a defeat. Donald Trump. What is it about a booker or a Kamla Harris or a Hooligan Castro? That didn't strike a chord. The way say mayor. Pete did well. You have to remember that. So that the order of the early states I mean there are four in total but Iowa goes first. New New Hampshire goes second and these are the two most white states. Like New Hampshire is like ninety percent totally white people apple. Iowa's something around like eighty five and I think that is tough. I mean Barack Obama kind of had this electricity in two thousand eight where he was able a to to do really well in Iowa but I think this time around not to say that a booker and Harris were polling super well in South Carolina. Because I think that the the polls there showed that folks like Joe Biden Bernie Sanders two white candidates where we're doing better among African American voters in South Carolina's well but the fact is is that in in order to do well in Nevada and South Carolina. You I have to do well in Iowa New Hampshire which are two overwhelmingly white states. So you're you're you're meeting a lot of older white voters and I think a lot of these folks that I've talked to New Hampshire when they look back at what went wrong in two thousand sixteen. They're really focused. On sort of this idea of arrest belt working class white voters that didn't turn out for Hillary Clinton and voted with Donald Trump. And I think that they are sort of more anxious about what that person has to think in the twenty twenty general election. Then say you know a block voter in in Michigan. Who didn't didn't turn out or a black voter in the south who didn't turn out there? They're kind of worried about other white people. Okay GEICO field is looking a lot less diverse. But there's at least still to women who are on the stage during last night's debate right and it's like anyone sitting around asking whether whether a woman can be president trump right right on today explained.

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"booker" Discussed on Bodega Boys

Bodega Boys

01:58 min | 1 year ago

"booker" Discussed on Bodega Boys

"My butt call pop back confused. She's crazy cory booker. Blue Kiss it say concert up around acting Outta Love Cory Booker. Curve Cory Booker ever was just like fuck this. This is wanted to be the wall going it was I like. Oh Shit is a hot take cory. Booker is the polar opposite of Chris. Daughter remember him got a cop that was killing big the cops put them in a house and murders him with fire. A movie right there for a right that to Joe. Let's let's get it. Oh Shit you might have done something to you go do you go. You know somebody off with toys a movie with Michael. Douglas was a falling down. We as nervous breakdown. Got All the gods of Your Business Attire. Whatever they just went to the store and then the dude in the store was just calling him like all types? Laura's we gotta do that Cory Booker and he's just come back from a debate or some shit he's mad about his poll. Numbers Shit drove a base like the backgrounds g think corey creeping up. We gotta do Jordan Peele so you got to like take us on popular and like make a weird like it's not people love I res like `Hogra summer like no so like cory booker is coming in like. Oh what are you doing here Corey. I'm here Corey. put-down arrived gory gory. Brexit delays Dawson stopping people. It wasn't she.

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"booker" Discussed on Bodega Boys

Bodega Boys

01:58 min | 1 year ago

"booker" Discussed on Bodega Boys

"My butt call pop back confused. She's crazy cory booker. Blue Kiss it say concert up around acting Outta Love Cory Booker. Curve Cory Booker ever was just like fuck this. This is wanted to be the wall going it was I like. Oh Shit is a hot take cory. Booker is the polar opposite of Chris. Daughter remember him got a cop that was killing big the cops put them in a house and murders him with fire. A movie right there for a right that to Joe. Let's let's get it. Oh Shit you might have done something to you go do you go. You know somebody off with toys a movie with Michael. Douglas was a falling down. We as nervous breakdown. Got All the gods of Your Business Attire. Whatever they just went to the store and then the dude in the store was just calling him like all types? Laura's we gotta do that Cory Booker and he's just come back from a debate or some shit he's mad about his poll. Numbers Shit drove a base like the backgrounds g think corey creeping up. We gotta do Jordan Peele so you got to like take us on popular and like make a weird like it's not people love I res like `Hogra summer like no so like cory booker is coming in like. Oh what are you doing here Corey. I'm here Corey. put-down arrived gory gory. Brexit delays Dawson stopping people. It wasn't she.

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"booker" Discussed on Bodega Boys

Bodega Boys

01:58 min | 1 year ago

"booker" Discussed on Bodega Boys

"My butt call pop back confused. She's crazy cory booker. Blue Kiss it say concert up around acting Outta Love Cory Booker. Curve Cory Booker ever was just like fuck this. This is wanted to be the wall going it was I like. Oh Shit is a hot take cory. Booker is the polar opposite of Chris. Daughter remember him got a cop that was killing big the cops put them in a house and murders him with fire. A movie right there for a right that to Joe. Let's let's get it. Oh Shit you might have done something to you go do you go. You know somebody off with toys a movie with Michael. Douglas was a falling down. We as nervous breakdown. Got All the gods of Your Business Attire. Whatever they just went to the store and then the dude in the store was just calling him like all types? Laura's we gotta do that Cory Booker and he's just come back from a debate or some shit he's mad about his poll. Numbers Shit drove a base like the backgrounds g think corey creeping up. We gotta do Jordan Peele so you got to like take us on popular and like make a weird like it's not people love I res like `Hogra summer like no so like cory booker is coming in like. Oh what are you doing here Corey. I'm here Corey. put-down arrived gory gory. Brexit delays Dawson stopping people. It wasn't she.

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"booker" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis

What Next | Daily News and Analysis

09:36 min | 1 year ago

"booker" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis

"Activists wanted and so he started kind of trying to change. He tried to kind of change his image before for he went to the Senate and then when he was elected to the Senate he said I'm going to make Criminal Justice reform my big issue. That's going to be that. That's going to v micro shade and to his credit and this is a big part of why I like him as a politician for all of his faults. He's follow through on that. He stuck with it. You stuck with it when I first I came to Washington Chuck Grassley speaking out against our efforts to reform. Now he's joined with us. This is not a left right issue Democrat. This is really an American movement. That's is beginning to happen. It's really promising when you have the coke brothers supporting this Newt Gingrich Guiding Grover Norquist. Very well known. Republicans are really outsing week. This system is just not fair. He spent a lot of time working across the aisle trying to come up with bipartisan bills. Guys like Mike Lee From Utah or Rand Paul from Kentucky you start working these guys come up with bill could conceivably pass and then he eventually did play a role in helping to craft and lobby for and Marshal support for this. This thing called the first step act that was passed into law. That Dontrelle Seimas in office. Yeah for the first time in over a decade. Republicans and Democrats came together to enact commonsense reforms that are intended to make our criminal justice system. More fair the first step axe led to the release of thousands of nonviolent federal prisoners. Can we do more yes This legislation is the product of compromise. This legislation is just one step in the right direction but if so he was the most important criminal justice reform years and he played a role in that he played from all reports. That I've seen an important role in that. What's interesting about how you present the criminal justice reform? I think is that you talk about it as a personal crusade for him because Bernie and Elizabeth Warren they have personal nor Crusades. Yes they're on here and so does booker. But the other moderates don't really yes. It's hard to say what like butchers personal crusade at this point right like he started off his campaign by going on as clients podcast and talking about the need to make fundamental democratic institutional additional reform which got a lot of people like excited about adding states and changing the electoral college and getting rid of the filibuster and reforming the Supreme Court even and just the higher higher. He's gone in the polls and the more successful he's become the further. He has gone from that stuff. He's kind of dropped it for me. He's still talks about it and then but it's not at the center of his campaign and there's been some I'm reporting that he's de-emphasized it because of donors Just really discouraging and then Biden. I mean what's Biden's crusade other than he's wanted to be present for a really long time time a really really long time and kind of make America peaceable again must make America chill again. I don't Oh now and booker you know. The love thing is corny. I believe this is his campaign slogan. Yeah can't leave the people if you don't love the people. All of the Booker Booker really does love people. I think he genuinely believes at this point in criminal justice reform and someone's big ideas are also about just racial justice more broadly economic racial justice. This idea called baby bonds which I described as the closest thing. Anyone suggest to reparations. It's this idea that you give every kid who is born a savings account and then every year the government will put some money into it or at least under certain income. They'll put some money into it. And then the poorer you are the more you get from the government and then when you turn eighteen you can use that money for education or buying a house or some sort of investment investment activity right. The idea is to close the wealth gap between the rich and poor but because the way because of the breakdown income and wealth by Race I. It's a big boost. WHO's to black kids? And so if depending how you measure it. It goes a long way to closing the wealth gap at the median. it's an interesting idea and it's an it's been floating around around for a while and he embraced that he's also he's also done some edgier things these talked about restoring funding to Tanith better known as Welfare and actually increasing food stamp funding which might be why some people have trouble thinking of him as a moderate because he he does talk about these issues like racial justice and building up the welfare state in a way that classic classic moderates don't but I still slot him in there because he doesn't go for really the full bore. left-wing left wing ideas like pushing for Medicare for all now though source of institutional forms like eliminating the filibuster. I mean he has no health care plan and that we can see he actually has. He has not much I as a healthcare writer. I should be more offended by that that I am but but I think you think there's kind of honesty there. I mean there is because like in the end the congress is going to be the only writes it right and he's he's sort of admitting he's he said I think Medicare for all is a good goal. We're not GONNA do it anytime soon. We're not taking hundred fifty million people's private insurance away in one fell swoop because people would freak out. Let's let's work on making reforms. That are more doable. You said that you personally are not gonNa vote for Cory Booker. I Yeah I mean I'm I'm probably GONNA vote for war and a Bernie but you know if booker if it. Let's put this way if Warren and Bernie were weren't there I would definitely pick booker. He's your number three. He's my number three he's my he's my first choice. Moderate which might just mean. He's the left most that realistically that might just mean he's the left most moderate but I think the the more charitable him to say is that he's the moderate who actually has some sort of vision for what he wants to do with the presidency. That isn't just check. The ambitions for of leftists or just be president so why. Write this article though. We're arguing for moderates to take another look at Booker. Why not write something trying to convince them to look at Warren or Bernie? Yeah I mean. There's an argument that maybe I should spend much energy pushing for the candidates who I personally love but I still think that there are people out there who who are turned off by by Sander's insistence on on single payer or his his rhetorical commitment to Democratic Socialism. Even if he really is pushing going for is mostly sort of new deal. Actual new deal liberalism. Let's leave that aside. You know and there are people who are queasy about Warren for one razor razer another lately. I've been questioning some of her political instincts. I think she's I think four days at a five. She's like a fantastic politician. She's like a pitcher with a a to winnow. Era and then on the fifth day she just gives up seven runs just like mess up on like the native American heritage thing or Medicare for all things she she is a habit of of kind of these big stumbles. That you don't necessarily see coming That's a little disconcerting to me so so if people are looking for a someone who who was never committed themselves really wholeheartedly to passing Medicare for all for instance or isn't talking about Revolution Booker's a good option and after you wrote this novel a couple of New York magazine. Writers looked around the idea or like Cory Booker said. Hey Hey Jordan Weisman over. Its slate things. We should look cory booker. Why aren't we looking at Cory Booker? And I thought it was really interesting. The place they landed was that they I agree with you. Essentially except they said Cory Booker has not demonstrated his electability. Yeah that's his big challenge. The same we're talking about. The women not demonstrating their electability. Yeah it's this huge problem. It's the Biden problem right. There's a cliche at this point. I don't know if it's true but it's sort of the conventional journalism that black voters want some proof that white people will also vote for their candidate before they commit commit. Yeah but and that's what happened to Obama. All right. He won in Iowa and up until that moment he'd been having trouble getting traction with black voters and then after that they show he can also win white voters okay. He's our guy too and with cory booker. You same with Paul hairs to some extent you would assume that there's some constituency in the black community and Biden has just sucked up those votes in South Carolina Biden is the third candidate for the black community. So you know he can't break through to what would seem like his natural constituency fiction C.. And he's not breaking in Iowa yet where people seem to be falling in love with Pete. So it's like where where. Where does he have breakthrough moment? And it's not clear I mean it's electric bill. Anything is hard because it's it's all about race a lot of it is. Yeah I mean the catch twenty two almost for our Democrat or win the Democratic nomination. You have to black voters between black voters. You have to convince Winston that you can also win white voters and for White voters. You have to convince them that you're electable. It's tricky Jordan Weisman. Thank you so much for joining me. Thanks Jordan Weisman is slates senior business and economics correspondent. And that's the show. What next produced by Mary? Wilson Jason De Leon Daniel Hewitt and Mara Silvers things listening. I'm Mary Harris. I will talk to you tomorrow..

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"booker" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis

What Next | Daily News and Analysis

02:28 min | 1 year ago

"booker" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis

"Quick heads up here at the top is episodes with Jordan Weisman. He pretty much always gets salty on this show. So you've been warned at this point in the Democratic primary. I gotTa tell you I was not expecting. I think more candidates I was like this clown car is full. Nope no they wanted to get sleep Jordan Weisman into the studio to talk democratic politics with me because both of us were kind of baffled by this moment I on. CBS This morning. The the newest Democrat who wants to take on president trump next fall all of a sudden we have Mike Bloomberg coming out of the woodwork. We've got divall Patrick. Former governor of Massachusetts decided is key. You know if you can break through if you don't get out there and try everyone's just rolling up in here. Why the hell not the Democratic presidential field it simultaneously expanding and contracting just yesterday Montana Governor Steve Bullock dropped out of the race while at the same time former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg spent thirty one million dollars to jump into it pumping out of flashy new ad campaign? Why Bloomberg for President Jobs Creator leader? problem-solver it's going to take all three to build back country. Thirty one million bucks is the most. Any candidate has spent on a single week of advertising. Ever by the way and the weirdest part of all this on the whole if you look at polling Democrats are pretty happy with their lineup. They you know they see the big for which is right now Bernie Warren Biden Yeah that's a pretty good slate of candidates. And that's that's that's that's where we're were content but someone is insult slow you really. Yeah there's this. There's this elite moderate sense that there's gap. There's this gap among the candidates that there is no great moderate. Hope out there. Maybe this is you looking from candidate to candidate thinking. This one's too young. This one's too old that one over there. They're you're just too much and if this is you Jordan's got a very simple question for you one. He can't stop asking himself. Why why? Why doesn't anyone like Cory Booker?.

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"booker" Discussed on Notsam Wrestling

Notsam Wrestling

01:57 min | 2 years ago

"booker" Discussed on Notsam Wrestling

"Today on that same wrestling booker t's joining us to talk about wrestling in a social media age the younger guys treat the legends plus. We talk about everything that went down Ron on smackdown. We talk about Joey Ryan racking up youtube views a dubs come into T._v.. This is not saying wrestling is introducing your host from New York here is oh it feels good to be back in the not Sam studio welcome to not Sam Wrestling doing what show let us show. We Have Booker T. on today's show booker. T. is so much fun to talk to because not only is he a legend with like this amazing career to reflect on but he also stays so up to date with everything that's going on and always has an opinion on everything that's going on it it just so fun to unpack what's going on in this world of wrestling with Booker T and we're going to do just that here today. I'm not saying wrestling. We are back thankfully in the Nazi A._M.. Studio on U._S. soil once again although Montreal was a blast and hopefully this week with no technical legal issues. I know a lot and I mean a lot of you had trouble downloading the podcast on Thursday last week. I apologized for that. There was a technical glitch and ah the youtube feed worked. The soundcloud feed worked the not Sam Dot com feed worked all that stuff those are all sources you can get the podcast for free and it shouldn't have of any technical issues ever any week you know I hate to be a show for the shells but the Patriot feed also no issues and that comes out Wednesday afternoon evening so if you want the podcast early you WanNa make sure you get it on time. You don't have.

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"booker" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

03:42 min | 2 years ago

"booker" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"A lot of questions from our listeners senator cory booker kerry on twitter asks do you support bernie sanders plan to cancel all student loan debt wire why not well look we have eight massive crisis in in education and they they crippling debt it's so many children are are young people are facing is affecting life decisions it is i think competitively flee hurting us cause other nations now germany's zero the four percent a median income college canada sixty seven percent in the united states between fifty and sixty percent of median income and that's why i am sponsoring bills do everything from debt free college to also believing that we should end the profiteering that the federal government does off the backs of folks but i don't believe we should cancel unilaterally all debt 'em i think that a it is a extremely costly a it's canceling debt for people that are of higher income brackets are going into jobs a you know whether they're large corporate jobs wall street jobs are gonna give them the ability to pay back their money why would we use are money cancelled their debt when we we should be doing is is having plants help the folks who really need it in cancelled the debt for public schoolteachers for public defenders people going into public service provisions doing things to help people a and i have a plan to help people build adjust interest rates to make a their college loans a lot more affordable and to reduce their costa payments but some of the plants i see out there that are sort of indiscriminate a i think they're giving would end up giving a lot of money a lot of money to wealthy people you just don't need it and a lot of questions for you about immigration and gun control and prescription drug prices a lot of our listeners are winning on the phones i just have a minute or so before the break though senator cory booker i guess i wonder about these two different breeds of democratic candidates that seemed to be out there this season the feisty progressives like alexandria ocasio cortez in the let's make nice democrats like joe biden for example i'm curious to you remind what brand does the country needs right now what do you think democrats can offer what is this country need as far as that personality in to to put forth in this country well first of all i let's stay away from these broad based labels 'em as he only person in the united states senate lives in low income below the poverty line black and brown community 'em a lot of your listeners right now just feel a sense of urgency dissatisfaction and even anger about what's happening to our society as a whole hour folks who play by the rules get hurt where you know i live in a neighborhood where kids drink out of plastic bottles in their schools because we have a nation with so many more three thousand kids have a higher rates of a club lead poisoning in their blood in flint michigan we just need people with a sense of urgency and bring this country together to solve problems and that's the kind of leader i tend to be the bill unite are party and other americans to be urgent cours of justice were speaking with senator cory booker about his bid for the democratic presidential nomination in you could join the conversation listeners is here pick what resonates freeview in his message his life story will be back after the break with senator cory booker i'm jane place in this is on point support for this npr podcast comes from spectacular failures

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"booker" Discussed on Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast

Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast

02:58 min | 2 years ago

"booker" Discussed on Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast

"Because now everything listening knows that if you ever in the future, see Booker T and a wrestling ring, you have to know the no matter what is face looks. Like, no matter what his actions tell you. No matter what's going on. He doesn't wanna be there. He does Booker T does not want to be there. So I hope that's not from not just saying that he's a bit. I right. I I'm really not about just saying that. I mean, this all my guys have been trying to talk me back into the ring for a long time. We want you to do it. And I'm like, I just can't. But now have a reason right. We're using actually go out there and do it. You know, I'm I'm I'm going out there and facing literally wrecked Andrews this kid surprise. He's literally one of the best. The business is going to get a chance to see her in the future. This guy's going to have a hell of a career in the w that the I'm gonna just go out on a limb and say this kid's gonna have a hell of a career. But but for me to get my hands on the first testaments exactly how good he really is. You know, it's gonna be a pleasure for me come Saturday night. So, you know, I always come at you from the fan perspective whether into when we're talking whether it's on the kickoff shows, no matter where we because that's my perspective. That's all I know. And I'll tell you as a fan. When I think other fans are going to see when they're watching. This is not only get to see you not only get to see wrecks. But there's this idea in the back of all our heads that we're looking at the calendar. And we know it's that time of the year. We know that it's the it's the middle of January right and Booker TA is wrestling for the first time in four years. So in my mind, and I think in a lot of fans minds, we've got this picture of Vince McMahon hearing about the fact that this match happening 'cause you know, that Vince knows this matches happening hearing about the fact. Yeah. And hearing about this and going, you know book, we got the Royal rumble. We need a number twenty two in this Royal rumble match get your answering that ran we need your body. We need you in the rumble. What have you get the call? And Vince says look it's not a match. I know I know you don't want to have another match. You don't have to have another match. But number twenty two is wide open. We need it. We need Booker T in the rumble this year. Hey, you know, what an invitation to the rumble? I it's not something that you can turn down. Okay. You know? I just not like going out and having a singles match or anything like that. But you know, if I was to slip on a banana peel by you know, by the grace of God by somehow it win the on ramp. Right. I say I could set my set up self up for big downfall. Because that's how I was gonna say with your luck. It would be down to like Booker T and Johnson and Seth Rollins CNN. Seth Rollins eliminate each other and book is left in the main event of wrestlemainia beco- to. Roster..

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"booker" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

04:18 min | 3 years ago

"booker" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

"You know how those tables are. You never know what they're gonna do. What happened was when I, when I flat backed on that table, I just skipped off like someone skimming rock off a surface of a pond, right? And when I did my lower back, hit the legs of one of those announcers chairs, you know, with all the padding on them. So it's a heavy duty cheer. So what happened was broken three transverse processes in my back. Don't seem to stick out all three of them just snapped over. So my hand was never broken. Brokos three bones in my back, and I went to back and man. I was like. Wouldn't anew did. It was the way the both went. And so you put me perfect on the table. I just skipped off, but I had broken three moans in my back and I kept telling the guys, I said, listen, man, I said there's something wrong with my Bax gotta be broke is when they took me to the hospital. Whereas that night I went, I went home. I can't remember. And I got x Ray one, eight intern x Ray machine of high enough say, couldn't see. They said menu, fine. And I said, I'm telling you manage some Roma back. So what the San Antonio when I was living and sure enough. I go in turn x Ray up to a proper damn whatever setting for my girth and said, I got good news and bad news and said, the bad news is you broke through the transverse processes in your back. But the good news is when a fold over wages leave them, I get. So we're not gonna fix it. They'll just he'll up and you'll be fine. So then from from that day forward started going back to TV. There would be a doctor waiting for. Me and aggressive room before every show. And this is this is kind of leading into when I started doing a lot of the comedy stuff with card angle because the doctor would be an air. We made a bathroom. I'd have sixty milligrams a tour doll shot my ass now toward all as a non. It's a pain blocker. Yes, non narcotic pain blocker, but it works like a mug. It's just like a miracle drug. So before the shows every show on a road of working to tag, whatever until my back you up, someone was shooting me Fulla toward all. And that's why started doing those communists was Kurt because I couldn't get no heat because I was hurt. I couldn't do that. Do anything. That. Never do that. You never know. You never brought my hand. And when you put me through the table, it wasn't your fault. I hit the table skipped off. It was just a fluke that my back. What about if I remember. I don't remember hold out of stuff you know about wrestling wrestling spots. I remember that night vividly. I remember going over that and they told me, okay, what's going to happen is I remember going over, you're going to move everything paint. Take the TD's out. Take the top of and none of that was done and whom I, all of that stuff was still. So when you landed, you led to ride on the little top part which shouldn't have been there. And I thought those TV should've been removed as well. And and and that's what I remember to that to this day. Man, we've never talked about that, and I've heard several Stewart, Bruce, that story. But I do remember hearing JR tell this story that you just see, and that's the first time I ever heard about it. So that's just want to hear from you man. Always wondered about that. I know and I love Bruce Prichard any helped me out tremendously when I was in WWE. But that's, that's not the correct story. And Bruce premier storytelling. You know, he grew up watching Houston wrestling, just Like like you. that. That's the problem. I think that's the problem. Bruce, trying to get some material was. Controversy creates cash Booker by he's got the story. Bruce was a great storyteller. I could send him a good friend, but no, he had the story around. It was my back and it was never know he with you and me because I'll start seeing some Twitter stuff year to go whatever it was. Be carrying bags and shit like this. And like now that goal shit, that never happened. You never had no heat, and that's that was a damn truth. To get it. I do that myself..

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"booker" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

04:15 min | 3 years ago

"booker" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

"You know, I like you say, I love what the guy the door right now. These guys are unbelievable athletes, but the nowadays is, you know, you know, this is awesome. This is awesome. You know. And I, I love that Chan, you know what I mean? That's the that I want the whole arena. You know, saying, you know, by the end of the night, but but I, I want them to be saying it at the end of the night, not in my match, you know, because I need them. You know, like when I was wrestling stolen coast to Boston, I'm my heel. I need those fans whole tonight. He'd get me going that this is awesome for me just to Gordon jump on something and break something I need an investment. I need an emotional connection, and that's the difference between what we did and what the young guys do now at some of them do it as of late, I can honestly say, you know, Seth Rhonda's, man. I mean, this guy has been doing is, is this. Storytelling, man. I mean, it's like riding a great romance novel. That's how good at Rollins has gotten after the last, you know, six months to a year and I and I hope all of those guys, you know can fall into that same move because he's he's thinking about his body now because he's getting a little bit older. And I think that's one of the one of the things these guys are young and they don't realize until they get a little bit old. But as far as showmanship goes in because you can be a great worker because we've all known great workers who never got to that to that highest level that they should have gotten it. And I'm bring a classic point right now, Brad Armstrong, Brad Armstrong was one of the best workers have now the best worker and locker room, and it was universally respected. He could work American style, Japanese style, Lucia style. It didn't matter bracket work his ass off and as good as he was. He never got to that next level and if he could turn it on, like when that red red light on that camera zone like he couldn't in the locker room. Man, he'd have been the biggest Arna territory, but my point in in telling you that story was you're great athlete, and I guess you weren't your born with charisma, but also your showmanship. And if I'm not mistaken, believe you told me a story one time about you being a huge Bruce Lee fan and and black. Bruce Lee was instrumental because some of the stuff that you do the after affect was exactly what like Bruce Lee, if you just think he goes over and and chops a bunch of stuff up and he just going through the motions and it's cool. You can respect the ability, but dude, when he stopped a month, alkhanov city doing it faced and he's making all those. Those sounds tell me and buddy about how big of a. Bruce Lee was on, you tell people all the time and you never go to Awasa karate movie without here. Somebody Yale as always gonna be some of that. If that's in the movie is not a crate Garate move out or give the technologies, you know, Ryan, I, I was just watching you buy of the debt and the buy daily venoms just last night. And the thing is I watched these movies. A hundred times maybe a thousand a piece, but but the big is, you know, that's why I got my attainment from, you know, the boss, you know, every karate boss, you know he was bad ass. You could just walk up on, you know, you thought you, could you wonder how he became the boss? It was because he could kick everybody's ass. You know? So those stories, man, you know, my scissor kick, you know, coming from the best of the best, you know, you know the movie with Eric Roberts back in the day, you know, stuff like that, man, I, I was, you know, drawn in my sidekicks I always wanted to fly like a ninja, you know, ninjas could fly. You know what I mean? That thanking, you know, tell me brother, holy, his high as you can. You know what I mean? The number go up there getting, you know what I mean? And I would do it. You know, effortless. You know, sometime in in that's what wrestling is man. This embodiment. Of going out and making the fans feel like mad, would you put that suit on?.

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"booker" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

02:48 min | 3 years ago

"booker" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

"He was a gimmick guy. He really wasn't a wrestler, you know, he never went out and actually had a wrestling match. I don't think in his whole career, he's been in a lot of, you know matches. But you know, as far as the wrestling go, that's another story. So we didn't do a lot of purpose a lot of know squats and stuff like that. But we did learn science psychology from Scott Casey and stock AC taught me like I say, the small little bitty things such as taking a head, but in the term buckle, you know what I mean? How to sell, you know, a tackle properly. You know what I mean? How to you. Create some space is a little bit and stuff like that, you know. So the the school only lasted about six months and it was close. All the money that he was spending, bring a talent and stuff like that. But I got lucky. I got lucky. I was on the first crop. How long did it take you to really understand the art of selling? Because when I got an a business man at first those first months p watch you. All of the big bad tough as you knows. We're coming down into Dallas and for the first two months, dude, I got my ask swift with Kim, no sticks weightlifting belts. I was as white meat, maybe faced with long blond hair because I just got finished playing football, North Texas state university. So they knew that I was a student at Chris Adam, so I wouldn't have it matches. I was just women boy, and it was going out damn beaten a flying off me and in Filon started getting in the ring and you know, you can go back and watch one of my matches with undertaker. And I guess he was working as punisher back in the day and I wouldn't worth the flying out. And because I came out of a football background, I kind of consider myself, you know, not a tough guys far walking around and fighting people on the streets. But I was a pretty big mother welfare. So I'm thinking, you know, sudden, you know, when I'm out there working with superstar Bill Dundee who's one of my favorites and taught me a shitload about the business and psychology and really took care of me, holy shit. Man. Bill was five, seven. About two hundred pounds and Bill never worked like a small guy, and you know, I'm thinking, man, I got a snow for this guy, and it was my conversation with to- Joe Yamamoto. Did you ever know told you? I never met DOJ. Oh, well, man. A one time. You know, his telling me trying to smart me up about selling, you know, slack get some sympathy because dude, if you me at work as we have many times, if I'm doing something to you and you ain't selling it and you're doing something to me and I, it sell it. Nothing means shit because nothing hearse. So tell Joe said grandma ear, and I grabbed his ear lobe and maybe cringed booger like I just ripped his ear off and he looks at me and he goes that cell. And that's when I li- Bogue went off in my head..

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"booker" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

03:51 min | 3 years ago

"booker" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

"You know, as for Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet going out and you know, creating and making the fans, you know, feel a certain way opposed to just watching it, you know, but so stock as he put the blooper and the thing about it was he was going to Dallas at the time and I know you broke in eighty nine, correct? Yup. Yup. And I'm Roque into bat actually. That's that's. That's actually ninety. You know, everybody always wanna put me in eighty nine and make me a little old. You know, even though social media they say, I'm fifty five. You know, I'm fifty three. Let's let's get the record straight right here. So goes the Walston Booker t. fifty three years old. But looking here check this out right here. Fifty three. Could do so, but broke and they may demanding my got my break in ninety two. Then WCW what was the deal with? Scott case you try to you? Because he was actually going to train me for period of time. I was going to work at Watkins motorise when I was working on a freight dock. And then I happened upon Scott, Casey, and we started talking. I wanted to get into the business, but then I guess you went off to Houston. And so all of a sudden Scott, Casey was known. We're going to train me because I didn't know where he went. So that's when I hooked up gentleman, Chris Adams because I saw his wrestling school commercial on TV and I went down there and it all worked out for him because you know, he put me in high profile angle because he was trying to push his school at five months after five months in the business down at Tennessee worked for a little bit and JJ sent me back. And that's when I turned and started working where Chris and he'll reason I was able to win rookie of the year in ninety was because I was in high profile Englewood gentleman, Chris Adams. And my training back in the day we did. We did the basic shit. We how to do some Tomlin drills. We learn how to take bumps and we did that over and over again. And they were just about twenty five or thirty of us in a class. We had one ring and we worked out one day a week and that was after the television Tabin. So it meant you know do end it Kristen him smart me up after five months before my first match going into Dallas born a toy to work with the world, famous frogmen Mandla blank and right in right before mother Filkin television tape. And that's when I find out the businesses at work. Now I knew something was up, but he wouldn't go smart me for nothing dude. Right before I went out there, we laid out a little bullshit match and referee. Tony Falk, who's good as go is trying to call me spots out there and we stunk out the joint as we always do when we was green. But Mike Wilson, but you don't, you know that. Oh yeah, but but what what did you training consist of? Got Casey. And I haven't post keep because it was more of a showman. He was a strong man. I could tell you. As for, let me let me tell you what happened to Scott. I, when he left him with the Texas plus get open restless school man, and it was like one of the most high profile wrestling schools you would ever, you know, wanna walk into at that time. I mean, it was plush, it was in the, you know, the south west side of town, you know, I mean, we had, you know, one wrestling ring on one side. On the other side, we have full wrestling mats. You know, we had televisions and video cameras, you know, watching us and stuff like that. I that. Slipped on the banana, peel, man and got some sponsors man, and they were all behind this thing and he has Scotman pay Scott, some good money to come up in him. You'll get the training and and that's how I got hooked up with Scott. Got, you know as far as what, what consisted of training, you know it was. I got lucky. I've been plus he was..

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"booker" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

03:44 min | 3 years ago

"booker" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

"Steve almost show new man. We rolling sound right here. Man, I'm three seventeen gimmick street. I'm talking with Booker t. WWE hall of Famer back in the day many, many years ago on a top five workers in the world all time. You remember when you pull that rib way back in the day and WCW and ho locker room. Got all stirred up about it. You know, especially regal. Regulate it. Doing back what bite me all the time. Stupid deal, but man, you know what? I believed it. You know, I believe it back then, man. I had to make myself believe it, man, locker room. You know, it was a lot of top flight talent, man, you know, like yourself, like Jericho, and you know so eighty. So many others men, and if I didn't do that and but but more importantly, though, Steve, I went out and backed it up a lot of times too man, I wouldn't not to work my ass off to be, you know, became we were talking about the down the telephone and man. I've been wanting to cash with you for years, but I always wanted to do it in person to talk about your career and everything like that. I've told so many stories over the past Dern podcast. I talk to Dallas page and the storm when he was trying to knock me out and we never got sit down and person I'd cast and I called you the other day and health man. We just gotta do one over Skype and we started talking about him in me, and I didn't really know that you were a huge fan. When did you first start watching a bit. A bit of fast day when Mazuz vice graciously but you know, when you called me a call of God, you know what I'm saying? This Booker t.. This Booker t.. No, man. I go back to the hottest Gracie days, man, you know the shamrock you know the, you know, the ultimate warriors, man, the gladiators of the sport, man. Those guys, you know, I've been intrigued low time about it. I'm advocate for those fighters too, because you know those guys, they work their butts off man, and you know the money, they get paid. I'm pushing for more money for those guys, man because they through warriors and at the end of the day, man, they need to be taken care of. And when you is coming up in this pro wrestling, I'm sure you've had a lot of guys ask you just because you're physicality your look. You only spend a lot of time in a gym, but people always ask me said, hey, man, you love him. How do you think you an affair and if you've got in it, if you would have got it, how do you think you would have fared you? I honestly don't know, man, because I we, you know, we're gonna be talking about, you know. No USC later on. But you know, in that game is about levels. You know, you could be great. You know, on the elementary school, you know, you know school yard, and then you get the high school guys beat you up. You you. You did you those guys in high school? They thought they were tough, and then they go to college and those guys get beat up those guys in college. They go to the pros and those and they go, wow, I thought it looks slower than it actually really is, you know, so fighting his levels man, and it's something that you got to embrace. You know most most most of the time you know from when you're little kid or from what you had a young age, just to say that way, man, when you first started in the business, you were trained by Scots, Casey and who else I went to school, but Scott, Casey, he was the guy with the blueprint my head as far as what wrestling was all about sports storytelling..

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"booker" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

03:29 min | 3 years ago

"booker" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!

"California, by way of the broken SCO ranch basis, the Steve Austin show hill. Yeah, yeah. Now, here's Steve Austin. All right about it. We're going to Steve Allston. Joel. I'm coming to you from the main streets in Los Angeles, California. Today I'm sitting here three seventeen gimmick street. Got back from my trip to Nevada the broken score ranch. Two point zero, and today's guest on the show as my longtime friend guy known for Penn forever since the early nineties Birkir t. Booker t. and Amit way back and WCW we cross paths their new debit w. f. at turned Debbie and Booker t. as a very interesting life story. And I've been wanting to do a podcast with Booker t for years, and we've never been able to make it happen. I'm going to go down to Houston over the next couple of months, and we're going to talk in person about his life and his career today on the podcast, as it turns out after I call Booker t. a couple of months back are few weeks back, I found out that it was a huge fan and as a man. I've been wanting to break down some of the you have c. pay per views for a long time. I don't speak the technical language. I think bugger knows more than I do, but I said man edge. It'd be fun to wrestling gas, talk about UFC MMA so that you have to Twenty-eight pay per view just happened and and are talking about a couple of the fights were talking about some of the similarities between MMA and professional wrestling who's tougher the sacrifices promos fighting strategies. We're talking about everything. Man, we're talking about promos. All the similarities between pro wrestling and Emma may. So as a technical breakdown, like a UFC or Emma specialist would break down a fight, no man is to pro wrestler sitting there shooting the breeze about sport that they're both very passionate about. So I really enjoyed my conversation with Booker t I'm gonna head down to Houston, hopefully in the next upcoming few months. Months, and we're going to have a podcast about his life and his career. I'm looking forward to having a conversation with him today. Bear with us. We had a few sound of cultures early on in a podcast, a little bit of static and the net clears up. So just weather the storm with his just for a second book. Cotinine I get on the same page and shoot the breeze about all aspects of fighting pro wrestling, the pay per view itself and just shooting the breeze from two long time. Veterans who vote broken a business about the same time eighty nine nineteen ninety and mo- travelled many of the same roads together and ended up having a really low. Very good careers. Both ended up in a hall of fame and is gathered, always love working with. And we have so many laughs and good times together, but I'll be enjoyed this conversation is one of my favorite podcasts I've done in a long time. I'm going to keep this open short because this is a long conversation. We're dropping knowledge on some things pro wrestling. We're talking about some things in the UFC. They'd probably I'm not technical enough to talk about, but nonetheless, this is my conversation with Booker t. talking about everything under the sun wrestling. You have c. to twenty eight and all the other shit we talk about. But before we get to my conversation with Booker t. listen up sports bitten scene is currently hotter than it's ever been..

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