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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.
Jokic, Antetokounmpo Among All-NBA First Team
"Reigning MVP the Cali okay just among the list of players named to the all NBA first team the nuggets center averaged twenty six point four points ten point eight rebounds in eight point three assists in seventy two games during the regular season he also averaged twenty nine point eight points as Denver advance to the Western Conference finals before getting swept by Phoenix Bucks for Janice intend to Cooper was unanimous first team selection he in your culture joined on the first team by warriors guard Steph curry Mavericks guard Luka Doncic your clippers forward Kawhi Leonard I'm Dave Ferrie
NBA Playoffs: Phoenix Suns Beat Los Angeles Lakers in Game 1
"Lakers phoenix suns with an emphatic. Ninety nine hundred game one win that they control from start to finish and you know what when we talk about the lakers. We usually get a lakers perspective. Someone from l. a. No two sons one game one. Let's get someone from phoenix. The first person. I thought it was the one and only eddie johnson. How are you sir day. I mean that's not being in the playoffs the so long. I can't even remember zach and i wake up this morning and we're gonna win the series. They can't be any better than this house. The arena. You know what i watch it on. Tv to be quite honest with you. I work i work so much is like when i get an opportunity to just listen to somebody else. Do a gain the replays. And everything i just feel like you know is so much more up close and personal for me but when i heard about buddies told me said it was just unreal eighteen thousand although they listed there's about ten six but it seemed like it was eighteen thousand so it was packed. Ready and people were partying outside so fun. Time right now saying we haven't experienced this long time. So we had a kerfuffle and ejection. Chris paul hurting his shoulder and and using a jump shot form. That was clearly not his normal form will have to monitor that going forward so it was an eventful game. The sun's sort of told the world. Hey we're here drayton. i'm here. i'm the. I'm the biggest guy in the floor. Andre drummond bigger than me. But i'm gonna play like the big sky devon booker. i'm ready you're gonna have to double me straight up hard double me like luka doncic. What surprised you about game one. What was something that stood out that maybe you didn't expect surprise me about the suns team. This is a team that i've been seeing all year long. I've been trying to convince the on. Tell them they are real deal. They are team. Personify one to fifteen. Every one of those guys are prepared. Money is a great job with them. They have confidence. they did. Not surprise me.
Doncic’s 31 Points Lead Dallas Mavericks Over Jazz
"Utah. Dallas luka doncic. Talking about those guys would pay to see well hill win and mvp down the road this one season. It's not it. He started slowly and his team suffered because of it but the mavs have won five straight. They're two games. Back from the sixty they toppled a jazz team. That couldn't hit a three and that was part of it for sure. They're kind of like the nuggets mavericks. Our team started slow. And here they come. They found her identity. A little bit without kristaps porzingis. Who was sitting this one out. They beat those utah jazz. It was an off night for you to snapping their streak. That's fine they can have can have an off night.
Inside The Dallas Mavericks Roller Coaster Season
"Today. the tim kato on why. The mavericks have had such a roller coaster season but why they shouldn't be underestimated. They still have luka doncic. And if you're in a series and have the best player on the court and luca dodgers certainly has that ability. You always have a chance to win. The i'm under scotto. It's tuesday march thirtieth and this is the lead it felt like something great african emotion. Another past because you m seen. This isn't a story rear every the app athol it stays with you him. I wanted to start the story back in august of twenty twenty when luka doncic hit that epic game winning shot against the clippers. Down in the bubble i. Can you just help us relive that moment. Yeah lucas going to have so many moments in his career and if there was a first one there was one moment where you know. He put himself on that stage. You've got to play to make right now. This team wants a chance to win this ball game and say this is what i can do. This is the type of shots. I hit back to dodge dodgers pulls up three pointer. Good wins the game at the buzzer. Shot like this go back. All the way to his european career and even his rookie season with the mavericks. He was a clutch shot hitter. But you know to to hit a game winning. Walk off the floor. Layoff buzzer beater. That's something different starches. Masterpiece is complete. The mavs ended up losing that series to the clippers. But is it fair to say that. With the way that luca and the mavs played in that series that there was a new sense of excitement and possibility around this team. Coming into twenty twenty one. Yeah i think there was absolutely excitement that was generated from luca hitting the shot see did in having the season he
Doncic, Mavericks snap 6-game skid, hold off Hawks 122-116
"The Mavericks six game losing streak is over after Luka Doncic scored twenty seven points and dished out fourteen assists in a one twenty two one sixteen decision over the hawks it wasn't perfect no we did it burn you know we got a win that's all that matters to me are we still have yes the game or is it a thought stretched arm right now also is get to in a game that church was ten of ten from the line and fell two rebounds shy of a triple double Kristaps porzingis added twenty four points and eleven rebounds for the Mavericks the Mavericks pulled away at the start of the fourth and held on to snap their longest losing streak since a seven game skid in March of two thousand nineteen John Collins led the hawks with thirty five points and twelve rebounds I'm Dave Ferrie
Why Rick Carlisle Thinks Doncic Is a Superstar Talent.
"Is a good choice six seven, you know without shoes on he is, you know, phenomenally strong quick and fast, but he is Big Ang. You know people that were looking at film on him from Europe and trying to trying to try to judge his level of physical ability and stuff like that. We're we're looking at game where he's playing against the the international caliber athlete which is, you know, a notch or two or sometimes three below NBA athlete and so there were a lot of people that weren't convinced but he gets anywhere he wants to on the court and he just has the ability to make something out of nothing which is very very
Will Doncic's Practice Habits Make Him the Next Jordan?
"What are his practice Habits Like like what? What is he like when we do see him but you do. Is he the same way as he smiling and having fun yet, very professional and also able to kind of have that killer instinct in practice. I thought well, he's a competitor and his practice habits each year continue to get better and better. He's a young guy that likes to compete. So when we're doing stuff offers, you know, five-on-five competition or will have some kind of a a prize for a you know, winning a drill. I mean he reminds me a lot of Jason Kidd that way and if you come up with a dog To try to simulate something, you know kid and and digest or guys that will figure out the best possible way to manipulate the drill to you know, like practicing one day where yeah, you had to make at least five passes for you got shots. So his adjustment to it was to throw it back and forth to the fight to the to the center four times in the back one and then that you know, she can play you know, and so but but this is this is what great players and some of the real, you know, survive fingers that we've seen in the history of this game. You're talking about guys like bird like Magic Johnson Jordan, you know was it was very very similar LeBron James. I'm sure Kobe Bryant was was a lot like just too but as as as time moves along, you know, the the level of growth is really there and in all areas from Skillet. I meant to to leadership on the floor in games and
What to watch in all five NBA Christmas Day games
"Sick it up to let's go to the nba Who went from the players stating they weren't gonna play till january and the league. Say you're going to play at christmas and the players saying no. We're not start until january the legally. No seriously you're starting on christmas. And they are. They are actually starting on christmas. We have we have games christmas day. Nba we've got five games announced in the nba Maverick's aunt lakers pelicans add heat. Golden state warriors will visit the milwaukee bucks. That's going to play the celtics. So that's a kyrie irving revenge game if you believe in that kind of stuff and then We got the clippers and denver. I believe that's gonna be the last game of the night. But what. I'm looking at his. Luka doncic shaw getting a showcase game against the lakers christmas day. That's going to be a great introduction for the five or six people that watch basketball. That don't know the don't know everything about luca at this point Pelicans and heat like zion williamson a christmas day game. The pelicans played on christmas day last year. It believe the nuggets bite ziad with the injury so Good good opportunity to showcase ion williamson golden statement walkie without clay. How much can steph do with the kid from memphis as james wiseman And not clippers and denver. I mean that's just too great teams from the western conference We'll see what they're gonna do. I mean quite leonard still there. They underachieved last year. They're gonna they're gonna be looking to do a little bit more this year
The Bubble is Bursting for One Card
"If only i had started in two thousand eighteen. I'd be able to retire. I would have invested so much money into luke. Oh boy what. Four now luca. The silver prism the standard one. Those like those. Want from like two k and like february. Two eight k nine k. Now it's insane. What the hell. Hey how about this. I never knew cards. Went for this much money chris booker. The rookie was nine hundred. That silver prison nine hundred dollars all right. They traded for chris. Paul within two days they were selling for thirteen and fourteen hundred dollars. Wow well. la repeat that. I got to hear that again one more time. They were nine hundred bucks. When i checked nine hundred. No devon booker. Okay sorry okay. I heard desmond being in my brain out devon booker day traded for chris paul and within a couple of days those i saw him for thirteen and fourteen hundred in auctions. I mean that's how fast it really is like stocks. Now it's crazy. Yeah i mean. Stocks stocks are usually that good stocks are good but not that good but you could see people ran out there and it became supply-and-demand people. Were like book rookies. Because these are the next ones that are gonna fly up. I mean that's my understanding. I have somebody of done. Some research and have some had some conversations in recent weeks. My understanding is that if you're in the buying and selling business with cards and is very reactionary when it comes if a guy's name to an all star game or a guy. The team trades for big name player or the team. Their team gets hurt. Or whatever it's very reactionary and it's sort of i mean sometimes it's it's unpredictable from our standpoint. That's why i would say this. If you feel like you really know basketball. This is only tip. Give out daybreak. If you are thinking about getting into this. And i'm i'm not the guy as somebody that really knows about all of this stuff to to give you tips on where to look how to start all this kind of stuff because i'm not that guy Because i do get a lot of questions about that. Because we've mentioned on the show i would say this if you're gonna go into basketball and you're gonna buy basketball and you want to bank on somebody now because you think the cards are gonna go go do it. Now before this damn season start you've got about whatever two weeks because once the season starts it's exactly what you say of the night that guy drops fifty people go on there and try to start by rookie cards. Those jamal murray things went through the frigging roof at one thing. I think it's also important to have a frugal mindset when it comes to your finances earth when it comes to investing when it comes to investing in stocks or bitcoin are or even cards. I think it's important that you have enough of like disposable income like not like not like you don't need a ton necessarily like you do things that you enjoy and things that make you happy maybe start buying video games or whatever else it might be but you know you gotta have a cushion to support you in case things get real like jobs get lost especially right now during a pandemic investing a lot of money into something can be incredibly risky. Especially if it's all and one you know basket all in one player all in one stock or whatever you need to have a cushion to support yourself especially if you're somebody who you know is on the younger side and may not be living with your parents or whatever. I just think that's important to mention and what stocks as well you know sometimes being conservative and having stuff that builds long-term and grow don't for for i'm trust me i am. I am very much in the middle. But i think it's lawrence to offer conservative Advice for a lot of people who may not have A conservative mindset. But i'm by fall. I find myself in the middle. Quite often doesn't mean. I don't take good risks. So do you think it was unwise for me to use my tire children's college fund. The john mara was you find that on. Wise should have put it into luca. There's a lot of when you when you look at. What for josh cheaper when you look at what Steph currys and the lebrons worth now. There's luka doncic have a giraffe named after him chamrann. Jau wrath do
"luka doncic" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"They blew the game off almost and game five there twenty one in the second quarter of game five and they blew the mavs out. So are you are you fully confident? You're going to get that level of effort in game six because I'm not like. The clippers come and go and we heard doc say it. So I agree with you. It wasn't this was their biggest game of the year and they showed that win they all show up how dangerous they can be. But we've had seventy five games of clippers basketball this year, and they've shown that few and far between at least to me compared to what you get from the Lakers, who the actual favorites. So I don't worry about the rockets I think it's a pretty even series without Westbrook who gives a real energy late in games hard and looked a little gas a little bit in the last game but I think they'll win this game. But. You know I'm GonNa. Ask You the question I I don't like asking questions. I know the answer but I have a feeling I know what you're gonNA say but I want to ask it anyway. If Houston, does not get through this series and hardened. Did look tired the other night. Can I. Make the argument that Harden is the greatest score in in twenty years in the League. But, he may not be a championship level based on his style and based on the current length of the season..
"luka doncic" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"Fifteen more years of my favorite NFL player. Two things are happening. In all of sports. You know let's talk football here. Players are getting better earlier especially quarterbacks. Camps they got ten thousand throws by the time they are twelve, twelve years old three, hundred, sixty, five day commitment. The quarterback no longer plays this sport that sport this sport that sport into football they're into camps are in the lead eleven. So they're getting better earlier. The second thing is. There lasting way longer personal trainers personal shafts Russell Wilson spends one point five million dollars has for years on his body. There's no losers on this. I mean, it's great for the fans. You. Get your star players like Mahomes for fifteen years not nine not ten. It's great for the League because they don't have to keep looking for the next star. They get their stars for two decades not one. It's great for general managers because if you do after rebuild, it's always easier to rebuild but Lamar Jackson. or also Wilson Aaron Rodgers. So the rebuilds don't take a rebuild as like we don't have a quarterback that rebuild you can miss on four quarterbacks. It's great for everybody. It's great for the League. It's great for fans. It's great for fantasy at there's no losers. And do Russell Wilson Lebron Year Seventeen Brady, you're twenty, twenty, one, I think he's got a lot of their habits and traits he's really smart. He takes care of his body. He gets the big picture. Brady's OAS stayed away from politics mostly. Not that he doesn't have opinions. It just wasn't good for his brand which was very corporate. Lebron's into politics for him. That's great for his brand in Hollywood. Russell Wilson. Takes Care of his body. He sees it as a long term investment but you know what I thought when I saw this. The first thing I thought when I saw this was oh so he's not ending his career in Seattle. Because why did Lebron leave Cleveland. The cavs were no longer good for his brand. Why did Brady leave? New England. They couldn't get him the kind of players to elevate him as he aged. In what's happening in Seattle.
"luka doncic" Discussed on The Lead
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"luka doncic" Discussed on The Lead
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"luka doncic" Discussed on Slate's Hang Up and Listen
"Proud nosed? That's good. I've I've mentioned on the show before that I was a fan of the University of Pennsylvania men's basketball team long before I went to college in West Philadelphia. That's because I have a brother WHO's eleven years older than I am who also went to Japan he was there in the early nineteen seventies when Penn basketball was a national power, the team finished third in the AP poll in his first two years on campus losing in the Eastern Regional Finals both times the first one was the shocker pen was twenty eight. And was blown out ninety, two, forty seven Bhai Cross Down Villanova. The second was to a number to North Carolina team that featured Bob, mcadoo, Bobby Jones, and George Karl tens head coaches were Dick Harder the first year and then harder moved on to Oregon and then Chuck Daly and both of those guys would eventually land top jobs in the NBA As a consequence of pens greatness I. became a fan at seven. I could recite the team starting lineup and sing the fight songs in my brothers senior year, he took me to the first round NCAA game where quakers lost a Providence Marvin Bad News Barnes had twenty, six four, the friars by then the names of the quakers had changed corky Calhoun Phil Hankinson and Dave Wall had moved onto the NBA, my new favorite player was six foot. Seven junior forward Bob Bigelow and he was my favourite pretty much because my brother said that his nickname was boobs at least among students because he ran with his chest pushed out forward bigalow average twelve points and eight rebounds as a senior third on the team in both categories. He was a lockdown defender who deferred to better scores at the other end. He wasn't considered NBA material. In fact, he never even made an all Ivy League team. But after a senior season in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, five bigalow was invited to play in a three game all star tournament in Hawaii and he lit it up he averaged almost twenty game against the likes of the soon to be number one pick David Thompson bigalow went from unknown to a first round pick taken by the Kansas City Omaha kings at number thirteen. The draft certainly proved in my mind that I could play bigalow told future New York Times reporter Alan Schwarz in one thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, nine story in the Penn, student newspaper the daily Pennsylvanian I didn't always think. So bigalow lasted four years at the far end of three benches in the NBA. I quickly resumed my anonymity. He told Schwartz I soon became cynical and decided that I wasn't going. To be one of those bench sitters I stayed long enough to get my pension. I was thinking of bigalow because he died last week at age sixty six apparently of a heart attack I interviewed him a few years back not to reminisce about his quaker glories. But about his post NBA, career bigelow worked a couple of years at the Center for the Study of Sport in society at Northeastern University. That was founded by Richard Lap check and he did outreach with kids in Boston schools after his own sons started playing sports bigalow told me. He was motivated to try to change the system. He wound up becoming an advocate for overturning the youth sports industrial complex and it's misplaced emphasis on winning on early specialization on enabling abusive coaches and overbearing parents. bigalow wrote a couple of books on the subject. But I was called just let the kids play and he said that he had given more than twenty, five hundred hawks, two leagues and teams and parents and coaches over the years he argued for limiting travel sports at younger ages for shorter seasons for equal playing time for inclusivity for having fun. He wanted adults to stop shouting at kids and start understanding them. He was totally my kind of coach. bigalow knew that it was a specific in 'cause idiot sports parents and coaches aren't going anywhere but he tried change one mind and one behavior at a time. I had called him up because I was thinking about writing a book about girls on Sports. We talked about the travel sports called the history of girls, sports, the lack of information for coaches on development and gender, and the obstinance of know it all parents some WANNA listen some don't bigalow. told me something they know when they don't i. Tell them. Simply you have to put your ego on the shelf. It's not about you and it's not about winning. If these kids ever become good athletes, it's going to be long after you have them. You're just another little stone on the road to older childhood and adulthood in an e mail on Sunday Richard Lap Chick told me that big was a big man with a big heart Bob. Bigelow is survived by his wife Nancy the retired longtime head swimming coach at Tufts and their Tucson's go quakers. That's great stuff in Bob Bigelow sounds like my kind of guy to man we need more of him. We certainly do more advocates for kids playing sports the right way. Great Tribute Man. Thanks John. That's our show for today, our producers, Melissa, Kaplan to listen to past shows and subscribe or just reach out go to slate dot com slash hang up and you can email us at hang.
"luka doncic" Discussed on Slate's Hang Up and Listen
"Luca is different and then steph curry. And then blouses that's from. Chapelle, show I had the cat? Raffaello. Referee. Reference. What I aim blouses that's Prince. It is totally worth by the way going and watching but clip Charlie Murphy telling that story about Prince. So you know I think that's what we're seeing here. There's this universal recognition that he is damn good at twenty one in the top five at lea- straight now of NBA players and the question before the playoffs was well, can you do it in the playoffs? He was rookie of the area had a good season. He can score and buckets, but can he do it now and he's doing it now? Yeah and I think that's the thing that it's who he's doing it against. The gives it a lot more credence right because if he was doing against. Randomly, the Pacers the magic, it would probably be a little bit easier to dismiss, but he's on the team. That's the underdog. He's the guy that's missing his second best player. They're the seventh seed. This is not supposed to happen. He's not supposed to make it look this easy or efficient right, and he's able to do that while hurt and so like you know we're listening. We're watching a lot of this unfold on social media. You were just talking about falling those tweets and so there's all this debate about where is he the best twenty one year old ever and you know then people bring up oh. No Michael Jordan was twenty one years old when he dropped sixty on the Celtics and rhino you you know Kobe was great. Lebron was great shack. Great Magical. Great at all these agents. That says everything you need to know about how good luke is is that when you invoke those names, it really doesn't matter where you rank in that conversation that tells you how special he is and how special what he's doing is right now right and one of his best games in the bubble round was against Jaanus and the bucks had the number one defense in the NBA this season. Donncha had thirty, six, thousand, nine, hundred, and fourteen. They won one hundred and thirty, six, hundred, thirty, two in overtime and he controlled the game and the thing about don which of courses that like magic can do everything it's the ball handling. It's the court vision. It's the passing and add to that. You know he hasn't been the greatest three point shooter yet. Shooting like thirty percent, which is not terrific. But Damn that looked like a pretty good three and he made a couple of other pretty amazing ones against the clips to isn't that the right comparison because you you know I mean you mentioned the racial implications of this right? You know, oh, he's a white player, and so then you hear these comparisons to bird bird by the time been like magic is exactly not a comparison I think when you think of like tall guide nine. Nobody would have said magic was an incredible athlete. By the standards NBA players. Right now, that's exactly what I think I think that's dead on when you watched magical watch those clips of magic playing and it's not like he's blowing by people. It's that that efficiency that smoothness that effortlessness that Church possesses and dodges two hundred and thirty pounds man he's not some Little Guy Oh it's real easy to get confused with like powerful because especially now that we can't see everybody's last names on the I mean when he has the ball, it becomes apparent who he is but for second you like wait a minute which do is That Mexican Labor or whoever, and then all of a sudden. Oh, that's the dude that's the guy and so yeah I you know I, I did not expect to be this impressed by him. So early but I mean it seems like I mean it's so unfair if you're if you're a fan of a team and you've just not had a superstar like you know I'm trying to think of you know maybe the Pacers, the pacers just had some real misfortune right speaking of Paul George. But they go from dark the mavs handover their franchise from. To Lucas. Peyton manning the Andrew Luck and like not even like it's even better because you know probably you might argue that Luka is better and more efficient than than dirk was. Already right. That's a conversation like. The, imagine the luck that the mavs were able to get where they did in the draft right now and. Ready to go to replace their franchise defining player it's unbelievable. The Mavericks traded up from number five in the two thousand eighteen drafts traded with the hawks to move up to number three because the Phoenix Suns in the Sacramento Kings decided to pick Deandra. And Marvin Bagley wanted to. Eight Bagley haven't had terrible I two years in the League. Average sixteen and eighteen. The also suspended for testing positive for a diabetic bagley averaged fifteen. He was mostly hurt this season. There are not terrible players, but the hindsight with this is getting to be like Greg Oden Michael Jordan Kinda hindsight. Oh well, you know it's it's weird. You say that too man because I mean. There was so much hype with Luca is not like anybody didn't see this coming he dominated the world's second best league as a teenager is a teenager right and so that's a mistake is a little bit more understandable and nineteen, eighty four with Sam, mbui is dominant Akeem Olajuwon dominant in it's different era of basketball, but it seems like Luca was tailor made for this era. And he's done nothing but to just justify that since then I mean he was the head of the most effective explosive in NBA history this year like I mean that can't be overlooked that the that the mavericks had the best offense, an NBA history this year, and he's a big reason for it. So you know the clippers caught a bad with man, this is not an ordinary number, seven seed and so. I I don't feel bad for them, but you can kind of see how that might happen. Right well, and there's also the sort of the equalizing the flattening factor of the bubble. There's no advantage. It is a different vibe and I wanNA talk about that vibe a little bit Joel because what I've really loved about watching these Games has been that it feels like you're in the gym like these dudes are just playing pickup and credit to the networks, the TNT and ESPN and ABC, and the NBA for experimenting with. Camera angles that gives it sort of different view that let us feel like we're courtside, there was a courtside video of Lucas shot. That was really exhilarating because it was like watching some dude, do something great 'cause there's nobody understands you're hearing the squeaks you're hearing the explosion of joy like it was an NCAA tournament game and the view gives you the sensation of what it's like to watch the best athletes do something amazing up, close? Yeah. I. Mean I guess what necessity is the mother of invention right so they. Had to figure out a way to put up a really good product and they had all this time to sort of build towards this. I've mentioned a couple of episodes. There was always this theory that the.
"luka doncic" Discussed on Get Up!
"Brady going to have the most impact on Evans of course, the deep threat saying quote I feel like we can be an all time great offense this season, and that's our goal. Why not set your expectations high may bring the squad back in here Tim Hasselbeck? Mike. Tannenbaum. All Time great offense and you WanNa Roll Your Eyes. But then you start looking at some of the pieces and you consider who the quarterback is what do you think? They have the pieces, grigny. Interview. Gentlemen. You said the bucks about to start their second week of a practice. Pads for one week and so. When you think about all time great offenses it's you know groups that have had a ton of continuity obviously between the play caller in the quarterback because that's what's so critical and while we all are eager to see Tom. Brady playing this new offense and many of us think that he'll do. Well I think when we're talking about all time great offenses that's just a little aggressive for me at this point when they've played nobody, we haven't even seen them in a preseason game and we're basing a lot of this on routes verses air stuff that we're allowed to see as a media. So I I understand the reason for optimism. Pump. The brakes all time. Yeah. Here's what I can't get one definitive answer on which is to say if ten people you sort of get ten different opinions, Mike Tannenbaum the impact that no preseason games and a completely unusual. Mentally. So preseason and training camp and everything off season that we've seen what impact will that have on Brady and the bucks opportunity to be great this season. Well. Let's put it into context on opening day Tom. Brady plays drew brees, drew brees and Sean Penn and have been together for thirteen thousand snaps, Tom Brady and Bruce Arians zero. It's a work in progress so I would say over the last eight games of the season I agree with you and Tim have been saying, which is I think they're going to be A. Top Five offense from Games. Nine through sixteen and hopefully into the playoffs for Tampa. Bay. But it's GonNa take some time. What is our sport? Our sport is repetition and precision and practices matter and unfortunately for guys like our ESPN's Damien woody who hated practice it mattered. So it matters today matter back then it's going to matter tomorrow. So I, Love Mike, Evans's exuberance but. The reality is there thirteen thousand snaps behind the saints on opening day and it's going to take some time furthest to work, make it clear and obviously we have the little word up there in the upper right hand corner of your screen. But these are live pictures you're watching Tom Brady and his teammates right now at practice live Tim Hasselbeck, what do you expect you? Expect it to look like here genesis saying that they are doing a little bit of what Brady is typically done in a little bit of what Arians is typically done. What do you expect that mix to look like as far as how much of it is for lack of a better word dinking and dunking and how much of it is no risk it no biscuit. Think. It'll look more like an offense that we've seen Tom Brady in in the past and the reason I say that is that really makes a big deal about this. No risk it no biscuit and the ball down the field oftentimes plays are called with the intention of pushing the ball down the field but typically the way it works offense when there's somebody deep, there's somebody short. Bruce Arians talks about it's two quarterbacks decision about where the ball goes. You can call as many shots as you want as play caller but if the quarterback is getting the ball out of his hands quickly to the underneath route and it really doesn't matter what you called in terms of the deep combination. So I think that we'll see Tom Brady in an offense that. Looks very similar to what he was doing in New England most recently there is Tom Brady again, live pictures have been practicing right now in Tampa less than three weeks from his debut as Tampa Tom. Meanwhile, we'll take a break coming up huge our on the way Luca Dandridge becoming a superstar right before is why the clippers and everybody else needs to be very, very worry..
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"Chen Elaine agenda. How has brady looked in these practices so far? Greenie I asked coach areas to summarize how his quarterback has looked after a week going against his defense. He told me fantastic. He knows where he's going with the ball he's building trust with his receivers. You can see it out on the practice field. He's connected with Mike Evans on a number of deep passes and I thought yesterday he had his best day with Chris. Godwin. In the final play or I should say the final Red Zone period the first play of it he connected with. On this gorgeous back shoulder catch in the corner of the endzone that ended practice and in Scotty Miller. A guy that most people outside of the bucks hadn't heard of a rookie last year had just two hundred receiving yards. He has made some of the biggest plays here in training camp and his confidence continues to soar each time. He catches a pass from Brady. The name remember meanwhile let's talk about the offense because Bruce Arians famously he likes to throw it down the field no risk it no biscuit. How is this offense adjusting to fit what? Brady specifically does well. Well on the first couple plays of the first practice you saw a little bit of an adjustment period going on brady gets the ball out of his hands. So so quickly, you've seen that and a number of these guys simply weren't ready for it. They weren't getting their heads around quickly enough when the ball arrived. But now that they've had some time together, you're starting to see that chemistry grow more and more, and it still Bruce Arians. No risk it. No Biscuit. But the shots down field those risks downfield they feel a lot more selective versus when James Winston was the guy calling the shots and areas will tell you it is up to the quarterback on where he wants to go with the ball. He doesn't have to go deep on every play..
"luka doncic" Discussed on Get Up!
"Edelman getting used to how Cam Newton delivers the ball and in a lot of ways greedy it's what I remember seeing when Tom Brady was here he used to do the same thing and then. They took that onto the field teams reels and Newton was really connecting with Edmund on Sunday, the ball was out quick. It was putting Julian Edelman in position to run with it after the catch. So in a lot of ways, it did remind me a little bit of the Tom, Brady to Julian connection while the more things change the more they stay the same well, done microwave. Great to see you. Thank you. Thank screening. My squad is back here again, Grazziano Tim, Hasselbeck Mike Tannenbaum Mike. I'm coming to you because you made a very interesting comment and our meeting this morning as all signs pointing towards Cam Newton about something you're expecting to see is this week goes on. Oh, no doubt about it. Coach Bell Check will continue his very public conversation with Brian Flory's head coach of the Miami Dolphins their week one opponent when he waxes poetically about how well Brian Heuer's doing this week and here's why there's no preseason games coach bell check naturally wants to keep information as close as possible if Cam Newton's healthy he's going to start, but he wants to create as much uncertainty as possible for the Dolphin coaches to prepare for opening day. So we're going to hear about how great Brian Hoyer is. He's a veteran he knows the system he wants to create any doubt he can to make the game planning for. Dolphins to be as difficult as possible and I'll say it again if Cam Newton is healthy and he starts sixteen games, the Patriots will win the division this year he could be that good. If he's healthy, I think there's GonNa be a tough offense to defend and could be extremely diverse I agree and I'm looking forward to seeing what it looks like Tim Hasselbeck what do you think? Well I would agree with everything that that Mike said although I think that Bryan floors is smart enough that to realize that he's GonNa Face Cam. Newton, he's GonNa face plenty of quarterback runs I think the question ends up being. How much of this old patron?.
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"Was good that it happened now because the League and the Union are still negotiating how the Game Day testing procedures. Will Work I e what would happen if a bunch of people test positive on Game Day or the night before Game Day? So having some sense of how quickly they were able to turn around and identify false positives could be a benefit as they structure those protocols and help answer those questions about what happens if this happens on a game weekend in the regular season, there's feels important to me Tim, Hasselbeck? What does it feel like to you? Why I mean, it feels like more of a disaster than a positive and I understand why the League would say it's a positive. When you know the company, they're contracting returned seventy seven positive tests just for perspective. That's more positive tests than people decided to opt out of the season. You know that's three percent of the current active players in the league right now that's a big big number. and Dan Reference a couple thousand tests of day by this company. Well, how many tests were at this lap where there are one hundred, seventy, seven positive tests like that's a pretty big deal where they're where they're five hundred obviously changes the picture I think there's a lot. We don't know that the League Hopefully you're sharing with the union in terms of the actual facts of that and so. I think we're at this point where the season is right around the corner and we're getting this type of kind of inaccuracies, and then a quick hurry up to try to figure out if it's right or not. That's a bad thing for honestly the country and also the NFL. The critical here is that you have to be able to have confidence. I would assume if you're the players coaches and anyone else involved. In the tests themselves so Mike. Tannenbaum what as you listen to this conversation, you hear the League's perspective here Tamers perspective. What's yours? We'll just talk a couple teams over the weekend they're planning, slash bracing for uncertainty and just some of these events happening during the season. So for example, one team practiced their punter at safety over the weekend.
"luka doncic" Discussed on Get Up!
"Twitter page yesterday as my poll question I'd like to know what the fans thing particularly the fans in Philly and we're hearing from a lot of them who do you think the sixers should move? On from from embiid from Simmons from both or from neither that's my question you can cast your vote at Espn Greenie on twitter. Meanwhile, we're just getting started on this Monday morning still come to football. We'll go lamar dealing with an injury while the ravens deal with an issue swiftly, you'll hear why both of those could impact the team season. We'll talk about it and with Tom Brady in the fold one of his new teammates is making a bold claim. You'll hear what Mike Evans said why he's probably right that's the way we're watching get. I'm. GonNa Guess. Pins. Get up as part of the ESPN family football marathon is presented by EA sports NFL Madden Twenty one. Let's get up and go through a busy weekend in sports rainly, Empty Indianapolis Motor speedway for the greatest spectacle in racing scary crash. Late in the race officials ended the indy five hundred hundred caution with Taku Satoh leading. He wins his second indy five hundred got a little milk and he hugs the teams co owner, the one and only David. Letterman. Elsewhere Dustin Johnson playing a sport for the rest of the field of the northern trust one by eleven shots the largest margin victory at a PGA tour event. In fourteen years, he's the third player to shoot thirty under and seventy two hole tournament. He's now back to number one in the world and to football after missing the past two days of practice with a groin injury reigning league. MVP Lamar Jackson slated to return to action today according to our Adam Schefter after yesterday's. Practice, John. Harbaugh described it as a soft tissue injury, but wouldn't expand beyond that and speaking of the Ravens they have parted ways with seven time Pro Bowl Safety Earl Thomas? After he punched teammate Chuck Clark in Friday's Practice Baltimore is expected to try to void Thomas's ten million dollar guaranteed salary this season for conduct detrimental to the team. Here's my football squad.
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"To avoid a sweet. This was a frightening moment. Tobias Harris watches. He gets his feet swept out from under him and we'll show you again here. It's kind of tough to watch his face first into the ground past concussion protocol he came back in. The game. So that's obviously all great news. He finished with twenty meanwhile with Harris subjects on a run Jason Tatum, who scored twenty eight Boston, a twelve point lead, and then just a festival of defensive miscommunication fulfilling with going Mrs Kemba Walker he would score thirty two celtics pulling away under sixty ago four defensive frustration and miscommunication, and it is a celtics sweet. They take out the sixers won ten one. Oh, six. What do you think the issue is with this team I mean, do you think it's the way it's built evening it's coaching. Do you think it's Bad luck injuries all of the. The issues like me? That's a that's a that's a very stupid question does no issue we go, which is Dan Work we all tried and we could adum all I could Domo. But like I said I was stupid question there's no issue. That was a lot of stuff going on then. You know. All right. So what does the fallout in Philly look like here he is the man himself are insider extraordinary Adrian were asking what would you expect the fallout to be of this sweep in the end of the season for the sixers? Greedy, they're going to be changes in Philadelphia remains to be seen how dramatic those are. I believe that it's very likely that.
Luka Doncic clips the Los Angeles Clippers with game winning shot
"In Game three and their loss. The Dallas Mavericks left the game did Luca don changes in the third quarter? He left the game with an ankle injury. He was listed as a game time decision today in the Dallas loss in Game three. Christophe Cruising Had a very good game. 31 points. You picked up the slack Despite the fact the Mavericks lost by eight so entering game number four this afternoon. Question was what Look, um, play. The answer was Yes. Okay, so Dallas is going to get Luca on a bum wheel. But the good news is you still have. Christopher is English. Right? Well right before tip off, we all find out that Chris stop forcing. This is not playing for Dallas. He's got a knee issue. He's just out for the game. So look is playing Trey Burke gets to start and everyone's wondering. Wait. What just happened here? And then all of a sudden, Williams started to move before he had to go back and retrieve it on the left sideline. Jackson guarding him in the right hand on the cross over into the paint shoots off the left foot scores. Lou Williams 14 points in the first half. The Williams would have a saw and outstanding game for the Los Angeles Clippers. The Clippers lead this one by his many is 21 points. Believe the second quarter, the Mavericks actually started to make a run. And then all of a sudden it would be the Dallas Mavericks that had the Liebert try to sleep through a tip plateau by heart away to the rim along the right baseline spins Homer reverse layup. It's the first lead for the Mavericks since he was five before 5 73. Dallas was down as many as 21. They actually would take the lead and they would make the lead grown the screen. Luca drives right slot spend 3 60 Black right. Shoot scars in one. Stop it. Luka Dantchev 27 points, 11 rebounds, 12 assists. We're not yet to the forth, and he has the Mavericks up seven. That's the funny part, John saying Stop it. We're not even close to being done yet. Luca don chips would have himself a day Dallas would go from down 21 toe up by 12. Then all of a sudden here come the Clippers. Jackson saved you from going out of bounds up the Florida Leonard. Transition. Three Having fun Yet Yet two two point point game game is is why why Leonard Leonard and and Luke Luke Adachi Adachi is is putting putting on on a a show show shot shot making making at at its its finest finest 1 1 19 1 17 at that point from under the rim of the left corner out of the deep left corner checks and buries it. On the hardest spot this chute on the floor. Welcome to the bubble N ba. All the big shots go down. It's exactly how it works. Al PJ in that fourth quarter very late in the closing seconds, each team would have a player fouled, taking the three pointer. Each team would have said player make only two free throws. We were tied at 1 21, and then we went to overtime. And over. Time is going to be our turning point brought to you by my computer career training for a better life. I'm just going to let the play the highlights role. They tell all the stories a minute five to go driving the paint. Lou Williams lays it up and draws a foul Lou Williams half a day. 33 points and possibly one more in a moment. He wasn't done. Sean 36 points off the bench for Doc Rivers Clippers again done the Clippers air trying to go up 31 in the series. Lou Williams goes for 36 past the dancing Down the rights of the lane, euro step shoots and scores off the glass Timeout, Doc Rivers, All right, look a daunting to undock down that pair. The Mavericks go back in front. But no, we're not done. Kids. Hawaiian, Leonard catches between the rings goes around to the right side fallout instead of three. Doyline, guarded by Keiji 13 12 off across over the paint. Don't look in the corner. Morris for three, buried it for the lead. Moke Morris senior Marcus Morris senior. They call a move. He knocked down a three he has played for the Knicks earlier this year, he knocks down the three the Clippers take the one point lead. It looks like the Clippers are going to go. Up three games to one Dallas inbounds in the front court. The first time they inbound in the front court. The Clippers used their foul too, given the extra session, so reload one final time for the highlight. You will now hear. 40 10 pointing 30 times, Maybe 30 times until Tuesday's Game five gets it into Dodge Systems out of half court to the top of the arc steps left three for the win. It's just wanted for the Mavericks as time expires at the end of every time 135 133 43 points for the jet I and the Siri's is tied to On believable. What do you say? Unbelievable. Luca. This is nuts. Look a dungeons the on ly player.
Luka Doncic & Kristaps Porzingis Active For Mavericks; Lead Dallas To 127-123 Win
"Star in the NBA game of the night pelicans and Mavericks in Dallas in two teams and needed overtime dodges to his left back to is right off for seniors who rolls gets the pass the season Lee Cooper St on the Mavericks radio network quite a performance for both Kristaps porzingis and Luka don church Mavericks beat the pelicans in O. T. one twenty seven one twenty three Dodgers thirty seventeen and tenured the goods about the triple double doors in his thirty four points and twelve rebounds Mavericks now thirty eight and twenty
Luka Doncic, Mavs Hit 22 3-Pointers to Beat Blazers Despite Damian Lillard's 47
"Out west Mavericks and Blazers in a good one it featured Luka dont judge and Damian Lillard but the real star of the three point line specifically for Dallas the soldier the end of the movie with trade we would lower launching the three off balance off the back rebel good ballad we've got a right to want to approach it fights brought to open left wait for three there's the twenty three of the night for the Mavericks a jailer Brunson with his fourth three pointer little lightness man's radio on the call Chuck pristine one of twenty two three pointers that the Mavericks made the Blazers may twenty one Mavericks beat the Blazers one thirty three one twenty five with the Dodgers should twenty seven Damian Lillard had
Luka Doncic Agrees to a Shoe Deal With Jordan Brand
"In sneaker news. I remember the last time he was here. We spoke about sneaker news. Where we're Luke assign back? Well guess what Luka has made a decision and he has gone with her to Jordan brand people third third Jordan brand Jordan brace our joining and the thing about it I loved was the outfit that he dropped. Take a look at this outfit the day. Eight after signing those Georgia ones were absolutely Chris Have Cream colored little Hinson to blow. It was not nice way to come out though I mean he said you know this is coming out party. Say I'm here. Yeah exactly now. We wanted him to sign up. The places hopefully hopefully could have been Lebron's I you know I cited or Adidas Puma as we even do some of those out there but with him signing and we Jason Tatum with the Jordan Braid with Zion Williamson with the Jordan brand my question to you who gets a signature shoe. I is a great question. And I'M GONNA go with Luca and the reason why I say Lucas Lucas absolutely plan lights out. The right lightweight triple double machine. He's in a great team in Dallas. He's the front runner for maybe even. MVP keep up these debts. And I'm sure that's part of his conditional contract for Jordan that he he played excellent. And you know Georgia's not the type of person that's going to give anybody anything before they deserve it absolutely. I think it's going to hurt Zion with him being out for the year or they say that you know he should be you back shortly him being out for the year. I think that's going to hurt him. Jason Tatum played lights out basketball but is not on a local level and to be honest with you out of all three Luca and pretty much the most marketable NBA player right now. Even though there's been a lot of changes in the NBA. Luca is a player that all of America is comfortable celebrated celebrated and if you understand what I'm celebrate anywhere in America in Iowa they comfortable having a Luca poster as well as a in New York City. They're comfortable having a local post. I can agree with that. I can agree with that but he also he has a certain trauma bite himself. He's a fan favorite and I just don't see The two guys beat him up. Well I won't be coming to Luca ones who
"luka doncic" Discussed on The Jump
"The way that he's controlling the game like it looks like he's playing a different game than everybody else has out. He's not like he just plays it. His own tastes like he slow. He's methodical his face. Never ever changes like he's playing a different sport and a lot of these guys like Russell Westbrook. He's like fast fast fast go. That's his style like he's coming at you downhill hundred percent of the time whereas Luca is is much more measured in his approach like he's reading the weak side defense. He knows how they're coming at him and he's already to three plays ahead of everybody else like he's dissecting teams without breaking a sweat he is currently averaging nearly a triple double. He's at the top of the League and win shares in value over replacement. I mean you could pick any number metrics. What do you think it's a AH is about his game this season? That's allowed him to vault to those heights. I think the conditioning is part of it for sure and then learning the NBA game. He adapts so fast. That's part of what makes him. Great team started sitting on his step back and he realized that and so now that they're sitting on that setback. He's added a spin move. Move to his right hand or he's added has hesitation dribble or is added like a quick through the legs back to his right and he has all these counters offer that move and that's allowed him in just to break defenses down. So what do you think is ceiling is as a player. It's hard to put kind of limit on it. We already said he's better than lebrons on record way better than I'm waiting for all the aggregation to go down and Manchester blow up. I think she has a chance to be one of the all time greats. I really do. He's he's entering basketball at the perfect time where its position lists and there's major value guys with size who can pass shoot. And he has something special about him like he's he's a special player like the one moment that I didn't mention earlier that stands out most to me and my mind above everything everything.
"luka doncic" Discussed on The Jump
"To move up with the third pick in two thousand eighteen. NBA draft the Atlanta Hawks. Select Luca. Don't looking here and I know you're wearing John. But if a trade goes through according to woes you watch they'll be headed to Dallas. Yeah I've been talking to them. You know I've been talking to other teams especially Dallas in. They've been talking to me. They were so nice to me. Perfect fit like that was the first thing that came to my mind. Perfect guy to usher in to kind of end. The Dirk era right in Dirk Dirk is going to hand off the mantle and say hey like you're you're the next guy. Why do you think Dallas was the perfect landing spot for Luca? I think the success us of Dirk in a place like that in the city embraced him and so they had the blueprint right. It was an international star. who was was not nearly the player? Luca was at that age. There are a lot more question marks about dirk than there were about Luca and they helped dirk become one of the greatest of all time and so they had that blueprint for Luca. I just think it was a perfect fit. So how did his rookie season go. Rookie season was good. It started off. I think a a little bumpy. Just him coming in at the way he did. You know I I believe close to a hundred and fifty pounds. You know the guy was just out of shape and and I don't blame him. mm-hmm yearly. MVP and I'm coming off of European championship run. And I'm the King of Madrid like I would be setting that town on. Fire me at the hard rock cafe every night at the club auto service you know and and so I think he went on probably to be a little bit of a victory tour there and went on vacation and enjoyed some downtime and then got to Dallas but the the interesting thing I had always heard coming out of there there was like yes. He's overweight but in pick up. He is destroying everybody like destroying every there might be our best player as a rookie before even playing a preseason game and then what happened once the regular season started. Well I saw a guy who really scored.
"luka doncic" Discussed on ESPN Daily
"The fall before the draft. You were convinced. Start at least thought he deserved served to be the number one pick. Yeah we're really high on him coming out of Europe basket and then even early in the in the early gear like he was you know he was off to a great great start and then you know. He started to pack on a little bit of extra weight. I think he was battling a hamstring injury. He had some struggles. Teams are starting to go over there and and say man like I don't know but you know we really like him but do we love him like is he a guy. We're going to hand the keys to say your our offense for the future because if you're drafting and that's really what you're doing right and so I remember you know some scouts coming up to me at the pre draft combine Chicago and saying like I don't see it like I don't so you guys have that high teams got a little bit scared off. I think as the season went on I feel like I didn't help by highlighting his love of nachos. Yes it didn't help. And what is it What's the cafe as his love of hard rock cafe and then he asks for Aa Caso calling case so yeah you didn't know you killed his draft stock good evening and welcome to the two thousand eighteen? NBA draft to the draft rolls around June. Two thousand eighteen. What was that night like well? I'm in New York and I'm sitting in the kind of like the production room and woes. Is There Jonathan Volney. And they've been working on trying to figure out what's going to happen because everyone seemed to know that the Phoenix Suns were going to draft De'andre Eight and center out of Arizona but after that it was it was fairly open. You know you had heard talks walks of Marvin Bagley the big man out of Duke potentially being linked to Sacramento but you know woes kind of started hearing. Hey it looks like like the Mavericks might try to move up with the third pick in the two thousand eighteen. NBA draft the Atlanta Hawks. Select Luca. Don't you luke here and I know you're wearing in Atlanta but if a trade goes through according to woes you watch. TV headed to Dallas. Yeah I've been talking to them. You know I've been talking to other themes especially especially alison or. They've been talking to me. They were so nice to me. Perfect fit like that was the first thing that came to my mind. Perfect guy to usher in a kind of end. The Dirk era right in in Dirk is gonNA hand off the mantle and say hey like you're you're the the next guy. Why do you think Dallas was the perfect landing spot for Luca? You're I think the success of Dirk in a place like that in the city embraced him and so they had the blueprint right. It was an international star. Who was not nearly the player? Luca was at that age. There are a lot more question marks about dirk than there were about Luca and they helped dirk become one of the greatest of all time and so they had that blueprint for Luca. I just think it was a perfect fit. How did his rookie season go? Rookie season was good. Good it started off. I think a little bumpy just him coming in at the way he did. You know I I believe close to two hundred fifty pounds. You know the the guy was just out of shape and and and I don't blame him if I just one yearly VP. And I'm coming off of European Championship. Run and I'm the King of Madrid like I would would be setting that town on. Fire the hard rock cafe every night at the club service you know and and so I think he went on probably a little bit of victory tour there and went on vacation and enjoyed some downtime and then got to Dallas but the interesting thing I had always always heard coming out of there was like yes. He's overweight but in pick up. He is destroying everybody like destroying every there might be our best player as a rookie before even playing a preseason game and then what happened once the regular season started. Well I saw a guy who really scored the ball a lot. More F- effortlessly than I thought he would. And then we started you know comparing in James Harden which I think was a great comparison but when you look at just kind of the style style I saw a guy who just continued to get better played himself into shape. I always knew the passing would translate. I knew he'd be a guy who could go get you a triple double here and there. I didn't didn't know he was going to be able to average over twenty game as a rookie running things in the rookie of the year. Luca Danni sits so Dallas was not good not a good team and he was really carrying the load then they go out out and in a perfect twist or you know bring things full circle. They trade for KRISTAPS Porzingis his Famed fo the opponent in the clip. That I brought him to American shores. Do you think that made life easier firm anytime you have seven three. I who can make threes like that and block shots. What's that's huge? But I do think that he's really improved. His body looks way better. He's trimmed up and just the way that he's controlling knowing the game like it looks like he's playing a different game than everybody else. He's not like he just plays at his own pace like he slow. He's methodical his face. Never changes like he's playing a different sport and a lot of these is like Russell Westbrook right. He's like Fast Fast Fast Gogo. That's his style like he's he's coming at you downhill hundred percent of the time whereas Luca is is much more measured in his approach like. He's reading the weak side defense. He knows how they're coming at him and he's already to three plays ahead of everybody else like he's dissecting teams without breaking a sweat he is currently averaging nearly a triple double. He's at the top of the League and win shares in value over replacement. I mean you could pick any number of metrics. What do you think it's a is about his game this season? That's allowed him to vault to those heights. I think the conditioning is a part of it for sure and then learning the NBA game. He adapts so fast. That's part of what makes him. Great team started sitting on his step back and he realized that. And so now that they're sitting on that set-back back. He's added a spin move to his right hand or he's added has hesitation dribble or he's added like a quick through the legs back to his right and he has all these counters offer that move and that's allowed him just to break defenses down. So what do you think is ceiling assist player. It's hard to put a limit on it. We already said he's is better than Lebron on recording way. Better than I'm waiting for all the aggregation ago data Manchester Blow Up. I think he has a chance to be one of the all time greats. I really do. He's he's entering basketball at the perfect time where its position lists and there's major value in guys with size who can in pastoral and shoot and he has something special about him like he's he's a special player like the one moment that I didn't mention earlier that stands out most to me in my mind a above everything else. I'm in Belgrade. Serbia okay I want to go back and see one more final time like what he looks like so I get to Belgrade and I go to legendary Jim. He's playing against Red Star yearly game. It's a club that he grew up watching. You know like this is a meaningful game. Aim for him okay. Crazy crowd in this dude comes out and he put on a show right. Twenty four points nine rebounds I think forces but right at the very end like it was it was the end of the game that kind of sealed the deal for me. So they're down either one or two and they run some play underneath underneath bounds to get him in isolation top of the key and he sizes the guy up sizes guy up. Step back three to win the game in an incredible atmosphere and then does like a The little Jordan Shrug on his way back down the court and like barely celebrates and he's getting mobbed. Everybody Right Media Fans family remembers like everyone is around him and he's not phased and I'm looking at the student on just like this kid is a star like he's a teenage star already and he's not phased by any of this so remembering that like I almost wish I even more value in that at the time in because knowing that it shouldn't be shocking. What he's doing? Thanks Mike. Thanks for having me coming up the story. Three of two athletes with one very unusual thing in common Dell's biggest cyber Monday week ever starts now save up to fifty percent on windows ten laptops and desktops with Intel core processors before windows seven support ends January January Fourteenth Two thousand twenty save on servers and a huge selection of electronics with low monthly payments plus. Get Free Shipping Call. 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The two players I had never met but for a brief moment the paths of their xrays crossed. Now I realize this sounds like the plot of children's movie and if it was it would probably end and with to Tyler's magically swapping sports powers. Did I meet Disney plus but this actually did happen and according to terrific story by. TSN's Ian Mendez happens is to these two guys all the time basketball tyler WHO's currently on the Raptors G. League team says he'll be at a restaurant and the waitress will see his name and ask him if he plays hockey hockey he keeps tabs on how the other Tyler Ennis's doing by checking his mentions on twitter which are usually full of people confusing them. Hockey Tyler pulled Mendez that the two athletes were both released by teams within forty eight hours back in the summer of twenty eighteen. He was cut by the Minnesota Wild basketball. Tyler was released by Lakers. 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"luka doncic" Discussed on ESPN Daily
"Now it's three. He's just twenty years old and he's barely played a full NBA season but Luca Danni is already dominating believe everyone it should have seen this coming while. Luca Excelled in Europe as a teenager ahead of the draft. There were doubts about whether his skills would translate to the American game. mm-hmm today why the skeptics were wrong. And how we could taking his game to new heights. I mean it comes. It's Wednesday December. Fourth this is ESPN daily presented by indeed All Right Mike. How's it going? Good how are you. I'm good so look dodge one rookie of the year last season. But even with that accolade. I don't think people expected him to take such a rapid leap to becoming an MVP caliber player now. Two years ago you wrote a story about him the title was there's never been an NBA draft prospect. Like Luca Dodge. So you early on him but even you have to be surprised prized by what's happened. We've never seen this from twenty year old kid. Averaging almost thirty ten and ten and his team is winning too you know. They're in the top four five the western conference what he's doing is unprecedented. Mike Schmitz covers the NBA draft for ESPN and sure. We were extremely high on him. But I don't I don't think even you know his biggest fans could see this coming. was there a moment this season when that really jumped out to you. I was watching him against the Lakers. You know the other day in sharing the court with Lebron. You'd think that you should be able to see. Maybe a sizable gap between a guy like that in a twenty year. Old Kid like Luca Danni and he completely really dominated the game in. A Nice Turnaround Lakers skept doctors. Dot Chech- is pretty stuff. He is just a baller. I'm just glad it was like a slow death. For the Lakers they were throwing blitz is at him all these different pick and roll coverages and he just was picked apart completely beverly and saw the step back against Lebron bother trouble now against stepping back deep three they face his I q inability to just fuel the game is a completely different level. And he's he's blown me away. When when we are having lunch earlier you said he was the best player on the court? He was the best player in the Korea in that particular game. He was yes he he is by far better than Lebron. No I mean he's inching toward that you know. When Lebron was that age he was still kind of coming into his own? All as a perimeter shooter He wasn't nearly as efficient as Lucas Ben. This season and that calcium was forty two and forty in the East Luca. Has this team winning. Well let's back up and explain to people why you were even in a position to know who who could before the rest of the world what do you do at ESPN so cover the NBA draft. But there's a lot of different levels to that so we really start following these kids. Jonathan Devonian I when they're fifteen sixteen years old whether it's USA basketball here in the states or in Europe so I'll go to the under sixteen European championships every summer. I spend probably two two and a half months in Europe maybe three months once every year and then also during the summers to check out all the FIBA stuff. When was the first time you heard about Luca? And when did you first see him play. You heard Rumblings flings of this you know fourteen fifteen year old kid practicing with grown man he won. MVP of of the MINKO over there with row Madrid. And that's kind of when you first start. Seeing you know the videos. You have contacts over in Spain in Europe. And they're tiny man like there's this kid we've never seen anything like this and I was so intrigued that I decided to follow him to Helsinki Finland and watch him with the Slovenian national team and it was then that I really you know realized that okay. This kid has a chance to be special when you I started looking into him reporting on his back story his family his upbringing. What did you find? I've found Chid that had been dominant at every stage in who grew up with basketball in his hands. His Dad was a really good player in his own right played with Goran dragic for a little bit in Slovenia and he was the little kid you know the ball boy he was he was mopping the floors. He was always around the guys so he was clearly passionate about basketball very young the age when he was Kinda. I getting going in in Slovenia with Olympia Louisiana they had an off day and I think it was a Saturday. Okay and The coach told them. Hey Luka dough home you know play with your toys like relax via normal kid is a okay okay you know yes coast and then the next day. The coach gets a call from his family. Saying hey like we told them to relax. We told them to play with his toys. He's not having like he wants to come. Man He wants to get up shots he wants to play and so this is always a kid who was in love with basketball and then he just started dominate like when they took him to his first. Practice with Olympia in Ludhiana is hometown. They within fifteen minutes. They moved him up to the next level and then up to the next level and he was just shredding everybody and then so eventually it came time to come together as a family and say okay. What's the next step for this kid? Agrees to five year deal with Real Madrid and then kind of the rest is history So full disclosure. I I talked to you about him when I was doing a story myself on. Luca ahead of the draft went to Spain to to watch him play and I think what I didn't understand until we spoke was the level of competition. He was playing with as a teenager in the euro league because he looked good he looked like he fit in but that level of competition to play basically to be a teenager. Playing with grown men is something that really set him. Apart from American kids no question I think his biggest naysayers are maybe people who don't fully comprehend the level over there like the earliest by far the second best league in the world like he's the best player in the second best league in the world like late clock. He's they're running everything through all five. I point right now in so once you kind of realize that and and put that into context you recognize like okay. This kid really does have a chance to be something great. So American basketball fans a certain kind of American basketball fans very devoted to the game. I learned about Luca Danni which during during this year a basket tournament Slovenia was playing Latvia. Leaving the quarter finals and there were clips of Luca playing kristaps porzingus that inserting cores the Internet. They went viral. What happened so Luca? Basically took kristaps on the perimeter outside the dungeons and good looking to celebrate a few different occasions switched onto him. You know in a stance him with this patented step back going left and then gave them a hesitation. Blue right bombed his right finishes at the Rim for Sega took it in. I think answered a lot of questions from scouts at that time. I'm like can this guy. Go get a bucket against a long athletic defender if you switched out on the perimeter. And that's exactly what he did two kristaps you mentioned the word athletic fled Ick who I think. That was the biggest question. Mark about him heading into the draft and a lot of it was fair. You know what from watching him play but then I think someone also was influenced by stereotypes about European players. How do you think that impacted sort of the conversation around around? Luca headed the draft. There's certainly level of fear with international prospects as opposed to college guy. You know there's just more comfort having having seen some kid at USA basketball having seen him at the Nike Hoop Summit. A going to college practices. You just see those guys more. I do think that you need go over there. And see the level for yourself and for the people who didn't have the luxury of doing that it was a lot easier to say okay. This guy's games.
Luka Doncic Drops 41 Pts, 10 Asts vs Harden And Rockets
"You and be a Sunday look advantage forty one points ten assists Mavericks on the road the rockets one thirty seven the one twenty
Mavs coach Rick Carlisle thinks Kristaps Porzingis brings another Dirk Nowitzki-Steve Nash type combo with Luka Doncic
"We do have Rick Carlisle's quotes regarding the porzingas blockbuster. He told one of three point three FM ESPN. Here's a quote, we obviously think porzingas is a great young talent similar in many ways to Dirk, this is a kind of a jerk and Nash type of situation only these guys are taller there. There are other good players in this deal. Hardaway juniors terrific shooter and a proven to guard in this league. Courtney Lee has been a guy that's been out of the rotation in New York because they've been going young and all of that kind of stuff, but he's a guy that can still play the game. Well, he's a good defender and shoots the ball. Well, and trae Burks resurrected his career Dennis Smith has had a really terrific year and a half in terms of growth. I mean, he tops it off last night with a triple double. Well, he's a tremendous young player and New York is such an exciting environment for a guy like him. It'll be a great situation for him. So coach Rick Carlisle chimes in and gives that sort of low expectation Durkan Dirk Nash combo so to help us break down. Go ahead, sir. I'm gonna say, unfortunately Smith junior being good is bad for the next gonna make them play better. And they wanna be worse fair fair point because it right now, it's all in Brazil,
Deandre Ayton, Luka Doncic, Marvin Bagley could fix Suns
"European players and their gain he's very cognizant of that of those players and i found that they're rooting for him as well they want him to succeed in the nba to sort of continue that path cleary chris black with abdallah let me ask you this i've heard the bulls have done a lot of homework on him and that if they got into the top three that was like the guy that they wanted this is going back for a couple of years now they've been they've had their eye on don cinch for a couple of years now look get you into that top three now well and that's the thing that we have to kind of watch here because today and espn dot com has put out there on espn dot com you have the headline phoenix suns general manager ryan mcdonagh says he's open to relinquishing the prize place of the nba draft captured seat for the number one pick for the right return so you know sons gm says options for number one pick include trade for mba star the bozon have that right so like you probably can't get up to one.