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"Regan. But that's by the by follow him right now at Conrad in black on Twitter and purchase his family's book. Donald J. Trump a present like no other car, and we were talking about the consequences or the enormity of what Mike Flynn General Flynn, my former colleague and superior called the Peaceful Political Revolution 2016 It seems as if the left the cognisant of the so called elite still doesn't understand what actually happened in November of 16. But what about the right? What about the institutional right? I don't mean the hand that handful of Happy warriors the gym. Jordan's that Tom Cotton's that had fighting the good fight, But the establishment writ large on the right. The GOP Likewise seems not to understand and also seems to be absent without leave. When it comes to the death and destruction on the streets of America. I think that they have been and I'm like, I want to be careful. Ah, abusing motives to large category of people that would include quite a variety of opinions. I I don't want to be glib about this, but my impression is that They were very slow to grasp. What did happen in 2016 in this, you know, For the 1st 6 months, even the Republican congressional leaders will live while they had the majorities. McConnell and Paul Raines are sat on their hands that did not lift a finger to help the president. And and and I blame Ryan in particular for allowing the whole obamacare repeal fiasco to take place, but eventually they they rallied to the president, at least to the extent that they recognized he was not going to be impeached successfully. Andi there, it appeared that the Republican majorities grasped earlier than the country, let alone the media. But there was nothing to this Russian allegation with Russian collusion business and so they canyon behind him fairly well, and some of the worst malcontents gone. John McCain unfortunately died, but Flake and And Corker had the decency to go on Ryan as well. But Now I have this ghastly feeling that they're now sinking back into a sort of partial replication of that neutral attitude because they're not sure or confident whether he'll be re elected or not. Andi. I suppose most of them would prefer him to to Biden. But but a good many of them might agree with you are they looked like considers, rather than members of the president's party. Trying to bribe to get with him gets him in as many Republicans as possible elected, But perhaps I'm sure that would be unfair in the case of many of them, but I still think he's abroad. Strand there. The old Bush, McCain, Romney Republicans, the whole post the whole that whole group between Reagan and Trump had never really understood the appeal of Reagan and certainly don't understand the appeal of Trump and on a lot of them are still just sitting on the fans waiting for The normal, you know Tweedle Dee Tweedle dum to come back on the abortion Sensei column And the problem with that is that Democrats and now lurched way off to the left. I mean, there would be no possibility that even a A. McConnell Uh, Kevin McCarthy, Republican. Party. It could make any kind of common cars with a Biden Sanders government, not a tall Hey, has Lord Conrad Black. I want to discuss we have to have you read it. My friends for the full expose in American greatness and greatness dot com. His article on Point of No Return on the Rushmore speech, But in the last literally 30 seconds we have with you, Lord Black. Just tell us in a sentence or two. Why do you open this article, saying that the Rushmore speech was Donald Trump's greatest speech to date. Well, I believe it was both in content and delivery. Ah, there were there were no irrelevance is he didn't say a word really about himself from none of his complaints justified complaints about the shabby treatment, he said from supposedly professional Media. Let's prominent journalists and network It was there, but he deplored police excess and incompetence. He deplored racism in any form. Hey, saluted unambiguously. The salvation of the Union victory and the Emancipation of the slaves and absolutely Bullet breaks speech in terms of everything he was supporting..
Journalists of Color
"Before the interviews I wanNA share my theory. For why all of this exploded for journalists of Color Right now? It goes back a few years. So many of us went from covering the first black president to covering Donald Trump. And ever, since trump came down that escalator, announcing his campaign back in Twenty fifteen, when he denounced Mexicans as drug traffickers rapist. When he was that he would build a wall at the border and that Mexico will pay for it. Those journalists were told to avoid using words like racist or lie to describe some of trump's worse behavior. That kind of self censorship, especially on race for a lot of us, it became untenable after we had to cover the death of George Floyd and report on that video of a black man, being choked to death for eight minutes. On top of that we are now dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, which is laying bare racial inequities across this country. And Corinthian has given a lot of us time to sit and think. Notice what's going on in the world and in our lives and in our newsrooms? You have black journalists and other journalists of color who think of themselves as truth seekers in the same way that their white colleagues, too, but very often when they tell the truth about racism when they tell the truth about. Bright, white supremacy. They're labeled as activist. Highs! They dared to bring their blackness across the newsroom threshold. PSORIATIC McDonald's has been thinking a lot about race and the news. So I asked her as a black journalist in this moment. What does she want to see change so I would say what I want is actual structural change within newsroom leadership? I do not want the equivalent of painting black lives matter on a street in yellow letters, but in a newsroom. It's visible. By that doesn't really solve anything when it comes to pay discrepancies between. White male journalists and black female journalist who do the same job have the same level of experience and one is making thirty thousand dollars a year more than the other. The other thing is that. You cannot have. Newsroom leadership that is completely made up of six Cheddar straight white men. Even. Under straight white women. Zicklin or gender straight Whiteman that power needs to be distributed more equitably. You know the other thing died. I want to see I wanNA see US cover. Race honestly. right? Race isn't just something that black people, experience or something that non white experience, attempting that everyone experience and says and so. There needs to be a baseline of literacy rate when it comes to how we talk about race with an America how it operates within American history, and how that informs. President and what world. News media has played in that way. We have to consider that. The last time that we had a pandemic, the nineteen eighteen flu pandemic. We need to recognize that. The paper of record in Chicago the Chicago Tribune. Is Basically scapegoating black people who are fleeing the American south, basically saying Oh half a million darkies are basically invading Chicago. If that's objectivity as not the kind of objectivity that I want to participate in them. Yeah, yeah, I WANNA get personal a little bit You ended up being quoted in New York Times. Article about this reckoning talking about how you didn't have a great time at the Washington Post. You've tweeted about your experience as a black woman in newsrooms. What does this reckoning meant for you? And what have you been trying to get off your chest and this moment about your experience? In some of the newsroom's that we've been talking about my hope for this reckoning. is that. There is not one more class of you know young. Ernest! Twenty two year old coming out of journalism school I'm who basically have to go through this really damaging gauntlet. We're constantly sort of questioning yourself and your own worth and I think there are a lot of really talented journalists who have been driven from the field. Because at some point, they feel like they have to make a choice between their own mental health. Or being journalist. And they just self-preservation and I cannot blame them. and that is really a shame, because think about the people that those journalists now think about the stories that they could have told. The access they could have had picked the access to walk into certain spaces at their white colleagues cannot exactly and you know one of the ways, and this is not the only way that this is important, but one of the ways that this is important is. We need them to trust us. Our job is to tell their stories and to tell them accurately and to tell them fairly. And if people are are always getting pushed out the folks who might actually be able to empathize with them who know where they're coming from right I? There's a quote from their lake when I fall where she basically expresses the you know, she's probably the only person who covered public housing who's actually lived in public housing? That, yeah, that is. Expertise right that is. Valuable knowledge so I just I want us to be able to practice our profession with humanity. Yeah, and also it's like in this moment where it seems like more than ever before. At least in my lifetime, there is such a deficit of trust. Americans don't trust institutions. They don't trust journalism. They don't trust facts. Worst argument about whether or not mask can prevent the spread of Corona virus like in this environment if newsrooms don't act in fix some of this stuff. is going to create more mistrust in the media and these news outlets will become less relevant in a moment in which I would argue. They are needed more than ever before. Yes, and you know the thing is is and I've said this repeatedly at that American journalism does have a credibility crisis. The the credibility crisis that we have I think. Actually bears a lot of similarities to. Our current sort of Voter disenfranchisement problem. Being. In Journalism, we have not spent enough time. with the very same folks who are often disenfranchised when it comes to media coverage as well right. And when we think about the press and freedom of the press is an instrument of democracy we have to think about. enfranchising everyone, we have to think about making sure that they do find us credible. The folks. If they look at the newspaper, even look at a website or they listen to the radio and their conclusion is. That these entities are not telling the truth about them in their lives and held their lives are. For them yeah for them. That's a credibility issue for us. Yeah we can fix. It failed them. That means that. We have to develop far better relationships with folks who have historically been shunned or shut out of district of media coverage are only allowed to participate in very limited ways. You know I still very much believe in that adage, the journalism exist to comfort the afflicted and afflict comfortable. Thanks again to riot, not at McDonald's the culture writer for the undefeated and also this year. She was nominated a pilot sir. My mind. I wanted to hear from other journalists of color about their newsroom experiences. And they wrote in. Here if you, my name is Lavi Cima Guy side. I'm a naturalized citizen who came to this country as a young child. I worked at a bare he a newspaper for a long time and have fond memories of my time there. I had mostly white editors, and in fact, I've only had one non white supervisor in my over two decades in journalism. My name is John. Sepulvado, I mixed. I have Mexican Irish indigenous and Black Ancestry I worked in public media for fifteen years. There are tons of horror stories. There was the white woman editor who asked me if I like dog-fighting because she quote hurt. Might People like dogfighting? There was another white woman editor told me to smile more around the office because I quote have dark features and those dark features, scared herself and other white women around the office. One time a headline I, wrote for one of my own stories, led to a newsroom wide, meeting an emotional one, where a bunch of US had to persuade top editors to let us call the president's racism what it is! The most frustrating part was that I and others had to explain to our colleagues. Why our voices were important. And partly because they reflected the communities we covered. argued. Repeat, a thousand more stories like that. But at. A point I realized. That no matter what I did no matter how good I was no matter how hard I worked. I would always be seen. As something that is not. White. And my mobile was the leave the industry. All right time for a break. When we come back, we will hear from Latina, trailblazer who refused to leave the news business. Instead. She started her own media company to tell the stories that she wanted to tell. Hey another reminder asking you all to fill out that survey for us. Okay, it is anonymous. It is short and the link for it is NPR DOT org slash I B. A. M. Survey. All one word I BAM SURVEY NPR DOT Org. Slash IBM. Filled out I'll be really happy if he do thanks. This message comes from NPR sponsor discover. Sometimes, food is more than just food. It's an integral part of the community so this year discoveries, giving five million dollars to support black owned restaurants to places like Rodney Scott Barbecue in Charleston post office spies Birmingham back in the day bakery, and Savannah and hundreds more places in your local community all across the country. Learn how you can show your support at discover dot com. Whenever you face a choice. It helps to think like an economist and this week on Planet Lenny Summer. School will start off our course in economics within workout for your brain how to decide what something newly costs for? Planet money from, NPR. People still find it really interesting salmon like I'm like no. No I. I was the first Latina in the newsroom at NPR ever to step foot. WHO WASN'T CLEANING IT? That was me right that that was that. Was this Latina? That is Maria. She's had a long career in media, not just here NPR but also at CNN NPS in two thousand ten. She founded her own company for total media. And she has a memoir. It's called once. I was you that comes out in September, but most of you probably know Maria. As the host of a very long running public radio show turned podcast from NPR and through media. It's like new USA mighty. Hossack Latino USA has been around since the early nineties. It is attributed by NPR. which is why you hear NPR in the credits, but that will be changing USA is moving. As distributor. It means nothing's GonNa Change for you. Our listener that our audience is going to get way way way bigger. We're very excited. Announcement might have been confusing for listeners, but don't worry like. She said you'll still be able to hear the show. But the Journal of Color, especially in public radio that move meant that NPR was losing a hugely influential show dedicated to covering Latino stories in the US. And from its founding NPR has been well bad on race. More than seventy percent of NPR's newsroom is white and of the sources you here on NPR's air, those voices they are more than eighty percent white. People of Color who work in public media? We have been saying for years. Fix this including Maria Hosa. We're asking the question. Are you listening? Are you hearing? And that his own ready a power dynamic that is wrong. This notion is the assumption that they the they will always have the power I. Ask Maria what Latino USA leaving NPR means for this network, but I I asked her about blazing trails. One could see your path to be one of color who found her own company as a shining success, but one could also see your path as proving that the conventional spaces in media can accommodate of voice like you the way they should you know like. I'm so proud of what you're doing, but also the fact that you have to make your own production company shows at the NPR's and the PBS's and the CNN in many ways. Don't get it and can't help people like you tell the stories that you need to tell. I was thinking about that as I was thinking about our interview Sam because. My husband calls me Aguirre, a warrior, and then as I was thinking about our conversation, Sam. I was like well. That's great i. like that, but you know what I don't want. Journalists of color to have to be warriors at into order to be able to work as To work as journalists of Contians, who can bring their entire cells into the news room? Who are going to be seen who are going to not only be seen and heard but actually. Put into positions of power to be the ones who are listening and making the decisions about. Yeah, we want that story on the front page and the headline is going to say that exactly. I want you you know everyone has been using it. Everyone's been going to twitter sharing their reckoning story, the slight the knocked in that promotion. The being told you can't do this do that. Give me one of your reckoning stories from your career when I when I come to this country, I'm born in Mexico. My whole family's born in Mexico. We're raised on south side of Chicago. You know sixties and seventies, but as Mexican immigrants we also understood the essential nature of journalism and American independent journalism and so. My father was watching. Meet the press every Sunday and we were watching the today show and we watched sixty minutes, and because of the fact that it was so American in holding people accountable and I was like that's what journalism is so long. Story Short is many years later actually a decade ago go to sixty minutes when I'm out of work and needed a job actually and. They basically like look, can you Can you come back and talk to us? When one of the old white guys get secret is really and I, said and I just remember like. Like am I supposed to laugh? It's funny. Is that a joke as being? and. As we do in the media's people of Color, 'cause we're really good at laughing things off. Like. Yeah. Banter you know the the the the the we're so smart. On. Exactly Racism! Exactly. And I got into the subway at fifty ninth street onto my apartment in Harlem and I cried on the train. and. I was just like, but I am not. You know I'm knocking to let this take me down. And that was the moment that I decided to create food. Media Winds Rams history. Takes over Latino, USA. And Expands Latino USA grows the show and let the USA's audience twenty seven years in. Is in a continual upward trajectory. You love to see it. As I. Want to ask more about what needs to happen. We are in this moment now. Where so many journalists coming forward with their stories? But it's still unclear what newsroom leaders will actually do to fix this stuff you have been on all sides of media for profit nonprofit. Give me like a checklist of the big three or four things that mass media should do right now to effectively respond to the issues raised in this reckoning. Feel like this is a moment to be having that difficult conversation, which is pushing this reckoning that we're talking about to another level. I'm going. Give you an example, Sam it brings me joy, it brings me no joy to have to ask white men in senior editorial positions how they consider my role as a Mexican immigrant woman journalist. In relation to a president who insults every single one of those things that I do? And and And basis a lot of that on his white supremacy. Which is very challenging word to even use in our newsrooms right, but yeah. I don't feel comfortable saying it. I want you to feel uncomfortable having to answer that question. Because his white supremacy does not impact you in the way, it impacts me, and I am a journalist just like you. I am an equal journalist just like you so now. You helped me to figure out. Harmon handle that because that that impacts our might quote unquote objectively, you have to be able to recognize that you do not have an ownership of activity or an ownership of the media or an ownership of public media, or it's not yours to share yeah. Did any of the issues we've discussed about. In diversity and Unfair situations that journals of have to deal within this industry. Did those factor into your business decision. To leave NPR ex. Look I've had you know NPR's my family? IF NPR calls I'm going to say when you I was absolutely and Bureau Sam he's my family. You know we hung out once, but he's. He's my brother. Because we're digesting PR so NPR's my family Mi. Familia was my first job. But You know I started a company. And I have a team of very savvy business and media executives journalists. And when they said look, we have an opportunity here in in a competitive marketplace A. Somebody PR X.. Who wants to really go big? Yeah, I will say you know they are all of these. Underground email channels and slack channels and discussion boards were journalists of color are coming together to talk about all these issues and there's been a lot of chatter about your show. What says about NPR yeah? Why am I so disconnected? Oh my God. I thought I. Thought I was like connected because I'm on twitter and I got a fat. And what folks have been saying? People who love your show Oh my goodness. They're saying well. This speaks to the larger problems. NPR has always had with content may for people of Color. They don't market it enough. They don't support it enough. You have these program. Directors at various stations put a show like yours on at not great hours. This is the stuff that people are saying. Do you I mean like to the extent that you can elaborate on it, you know. Did you feel like NPR? Neglected or didn't promote enough your type of show. So of these issues at play with the race and diversity in space like NPR. Again. Let New USA right now is growing an audience at kind of extraordinary numbers I think we're one of the few public radio programs or previously distributed by NPR. That is growing an audience at these numbers. And so the fact that. We made this decision. Says everything about. WHAT NPR. Kind of thinks. About letting USA. Now having said that I don't know you know I. Don't know the internal finances at NPR. Maybe NPR's is is really facing a a real financial challenges that I'm not privy to. And so you know, but but when you're thinking about AH, show, that has this kind of. Audience Commitment There was a point not long ago. When one of your colleagues called me up, actually she works in. She's a Latina colleague at NPR in the newsroom, and she called me up and she said. Do you think that Latino USA has been this incredibly successful because of NPR or despite NPR. And no one had asked me that and I kind of like. ooh And I said well actually despite. Despite NPR, do you think you know 'cause? There are a lot of shows not produced by NPR. Distributed by NPR. Do, you think other shows like that in your same boat that were hosted by white people or felt to maybe India leadership more mainstream. Do you think they got more support than your show did pound for pound? Yeah How does that make you feel? Like I said, that's why. I didn't. See I've been feeling this for a long time, my love. News, so Gimme a word for the emotion. Well right now I'm glad that I'm with a partnership with Pr X.. That's not gonNA units not on the table so I'm like I'm looking to the future. That's why I'm like yeah I'm all about like? It's all about the dodge this morning, boxing teacher. was making us do the we've the. We've the constant, which by the way is really really hard, and that's just how I feel is a journalist of color in a survivor Mexican immigrant woman in this like it's always like whoo. Okay well and so. That stuff that you're saying like. How does it make me? That's rolled off me a long time ago, and it is a central part of what has moved me as a journalist as a woman of color in this country is that. Is like. Oh, you're going to try to silence me or tell me that I'm not objective or tell me that I have an agenda or tell me that is not going to be successful or tell me. Okay I might go home and cry. But I'm not GONNA give up. Thanks, again to Maria Hinojosa. She's the host of the Tino USA. We asked NPR for a response to what Maria told us and they gave us this statement. We have the highest respect and admiration for the Latino USA team and from Maria Hinojosa. We are proud. That Latino USA originated at NPR member station, K. U. T., and that since nineteen, ninety-four NPR has been the program's national distribution partner today, hundreds of NPR member stations bring the show to their listening communities. We are grateful. Maria entertain who are produced a consistently wonderful show and nurtured journalist who have gone on to work all over the public radio system. We are glad public radio listeners will continue to hear Latino. USA on their public radio stations across the nation. All right now. We're going to have a chat with someone who just began working with NPR Kelly. McBride NPR's newest public editor. I WanNa talk with her. About one particular part of this entire debate, the way in which we've been taught as journalists to do our jobs that most fundamental level leads to systemically racist outcomes. I am talking specifically about the idea of journalistic objectivity. This idea that reporters only report the facts. They keep themselves out of the story, and they eliminate all biased in their coverage. A lot of folks say well. That only works if you're man and straight. And White. I wanted to find out. Why are journalism so entrenched in objectivity and whether or not this standard is fair, so I went to one of the top journalism at experts in the country I am the senior vice president at the POYNTER institute. I am the chair of the Craig Newmark Center Ethics in leadership at the Poynter Institute and I am also the public editor for NPR that Kelly McBride. Kelly has advised newsrooms about difficult journalism ethics problems for years, so it made. Made, sense to begin by asking Kelly for her definition of objectivity in journalism, it really means that you will objectively pursue the facts in order to determine the truth, and there's all sorts of things that go into that right like there's how you frame the story how you identify who you're going to interview, and then really important is who else is involved in the story. So who edits it because that the the safety nets that are created in newsrooms are meant. To help an individual program against her own bias now the problem is if all the safety nets have the same biases that that doesn't happen right and that's. That's exactly what's been happier. Also objectivity has come to mean certain different things for different journalists. There are some. Who say well objectivity means that you have to. Pretend! That kind of you don't exist, and you have to just simply say what these powerful people are saying doing. You don't provide context you don't provide analysis. It's a kind of. Totally taking yourself all the way out of it to the point where you won't even tell people if you vote or not. And I think. This is the thing for me like there's so many different interpretations of what objectivity means, yet you know that's actually kind of a confederation of two different principals in journalism, so one is the principle of objectivity in this idea that that we are pursuing the truth in spite of our own biases, and that that we actually promised, swear to God that we're going to get it right because we have all these safeguards in place, even though they've failed numerous times in the past. But the other thing is is that in American journalism in particular? It was built on this business principle of aggregating A. Politically diverse audience, and then selling that audience to advertisers, so in in Europe you see much more you see much more of the journalism coming through a political lens because that's just how the business model grew up over there, but over here especially as in different markets, you went from multiple newspapers to a single newspaper. There was this motive that was really a business motive that you would bring in the entire political spectrum and if you were going to do that, you needed to convince that audience that you in the newsroom didn't have. Any particular biases it is refreshing to hear you as a leader in the industry acknowledged that some of this is about the principles and bedrocks of our journalism, and some of it's about business, and at the end of the day for whatever reason we have ended up with a definition of objectivity. That is as much about business as it is about telling the truth and I think what frustrates so many journalists, somebody younger journalists, journalists of color or women require journalists as at newsroom leaders are resistant to acknowledge that I read NPR's social media policy, and it's couched in terms of ethics and morality and idealism. But I also know that part of it is the bottom line is. Not Do anything of the public facing person at NPR. That would possibly damage NPR's revenue streams. And I mad. They don't just say that. Yeah? They don't mean to say that they. Don't I mean that's the thing is they? Don't. They really do believe, and I actually believe also that there is. That there is a line somewhere that we shouldn't cross, and maybe it is way up the continuum on just. If you're a political reporter. You can't help people who you're voting for. Maybe the line is all the way over there. Right, because of imagine that like if you were a political reporter in you were covering. Trump's campaign and you again. I'm voting for Biden though I was that guy. Did you tell people out loud. I didn't tell folks voting for in two thousand sixteen, and I wouldn't but I think gets. Those are the ones where I think everyone can agree, but there's there's there's other things like how much of me do I. Bring to a story when I'm covering police violence against black men. Am I allowed to say that's racist. Because I know what racism is experienced, it trust me and don't make me say racially tinged. Like those, and that's where it gets murkier well. You know you know where I. I experienced this. Yeah, so when gay marriage was was a hot hot issue, right? They were different cities or states that were making gay marriage legal. The Supreme Court hadn't yet decided in San Francisco the mayor of San Francisco. made it legal and a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle on a Saturday after weeks of covering it, the City Hall reporter went down and got a marriage license, and she was taken off the beat. Wow, and as in as an ethicist, right is a journalism ethicist. I was like wait a second. That can't be right. because. She was exercising in San Francisco. What was a legal right? You don't mean you didn't tell people who'd been divorced. They couldn't cover this issue because they'd you know somehow. Defiled the sanctity of marriage by? Getting divorced. So that was, that was where realized that you cannot penalize people for who they are. That's not fair. Yeah, because you end up with the only people that are untainted enough to do all the work are people who are only straight are people who are only men are people who have only gone to college and has a certain pedigree people who are an the deaths a problem, so bias is to right. It's just that we don't well. That's the thing, but these leaders aren't seeing those. Yeah, because they look just like them. I think now what is required to speak to the Syria. Systemic issues being raised in this reckoning. Going to have to be an acknowledgement that the movement toward writing these wrongs. It's going to be in some ways painful and you should do it anyway. From your conversations with newsroom leaders across the country. Do you think they're ready to accept that idea that this might hurt that? It might not just be. A statement and everyone shakes hands, and says sure good now now I mean nobody wants to voluntarily sign up for something painful. You do it because you know that what comes on the other side is worth head. There's individuals in every single newsroom who are part of the problem. Then somebody has to tell those people that if they want to keep their jobs, they have to stop being part of the problem, and that means that they're either going to have to be quiet. Or they're going to have to change or leave. Just leave well. That's I mean if they want to keep their job right like. Yeah and I've seen people. Who are these problem, people? I don't think I've ever seen any of them. Actually chain, but I've seen some of them. Learn to be quiet and let other people lead. And then they actually become the beneficiary. Of what comes after yeah. And then I. Think also so many lessons of me too I. Think are applicable to this meteoroid. Me To kind of work. Because a lot of folks were just literally canceled and they had to go, they were shamed. They were fired. And you said you can't be here anymore. And it was painful for them, and probably all the folks that liked them in love them but like. Sometimes, it's just that yeah. So my last question for you back to these two ideals that butt heads this idea of objectivity. But also this business idea of needing to be somewhat neutral to appeal to a large audience. And reworking probably reassessing, what objectively means a newsroom? What advice would you give to newsroom leaders? Writing up that next ethics guideline for their journalist about quote, Unquote Objectivity Post reckoning. Yeah, so this is where I'm supposed to come through with something really profound and I mean I. I am I. Am humble enough to say. That I don't have the answer yet. But I'm also arrogant enough to say that I believe after working through lots of really really hard ethics problems with newsrooms that I think we are going to find the answer and I think it's going to start by. Recognizing that there is a difference between. Revealing political bias. and. Revealing lived experience. And we need to start there and say your lived. Experience should not count as political bias. Thanks again to Kelly McBride joining us and thanks to everyone who, over the last week or so shared very very personal stories about life as a person of color in the newsroom. I heard from colleagues as well. And one thing one of those colleagues told me about all of this. She said so much of this work is convincing journalist. who think they've been doing it right for so long that maybe in some ways they've been doing it wrong. And then she said to me. This phrase really stuck with me, she said. How do you argue with the fish about the water there's. I. Don't know just yet how to do that. It's pretty difficult. It seems frustrating,
Fresh update on "warriors" discussed on The Jump
"Wiggins. Is You explained perk and they're also going to have one of the top picks in the draft I. Don't I'm I'm I'm thinking back report card. Be All as on that side, but Paul we're going to get to the weaknesses now. What would you grade? The warriors weaknesses heading into the offseason. Well past the warriors, strength has been in numbers. It's not air right now and so I'm going to get him. You know because I feel like the rest of those players on the League. D League so hopefully with the draft pick they get. Somebody could revamp the roster surrounding the star players that they have an possibly make another title run because the rest of the guys. A lot of them were filming players due to the edge of this year, and so you will see a lot of them guys on the roster next year. Kendrick. What about you? What are your grade for? The warriors weaknesses. While giving them a D. because of dry more disappointed me. The season I thought you know with the Andrea clay an Angeles Steph. Going to elevate his game, all visibly shaft world with him getting a hundred plus a million in a contract extension I thought. It was going to come out and prove a point also with them losing losing Kevin Durant, I thought we go see that defensive player, the joy that fourteen nine and eight drawing that we've seen a few years ago and to me. He took a few steps backwards and I think that's why I'm giving them a d. because my expectations for draymond green was a little bit higher and he didn't achieve it. Policy you..
Washington Redskins officially drop name amid calls from activists and sponsors
"Team names in American professional sports is no more today. The NFL's Washington Redskins announced their ending their long fight to defend the team name that has been widely rejected as a racial slur. Here's NPR's Tom Goldman. In a statement, the team announced it will be retiring the Redskins name and logo. The team did not announce a new name. Reportedly, there are trademark and licensing issues to work through. Some of the more popular choices Recently mentioned include the Red Wolves, warriors or red tails, a nod to the World War two African American Fighter Squadron, The Tuskegee Airman. Pressure has grown recently to finally change the 87 year old name After decades of protest against it. The team was well aware of the nationwide demonstrations against racial injustice and symbols of that injustice following the police killing of George Floyd, also, the team's major sponsors, such as FedEx and Pepsi stated they wanted Washington to make a change. Some Goldman. NPR NEWS Federal
Fresh update on "warriors" discussed on The Jump
"He could really rebounds pretty well, and with him, being in that coacher, and then winning environment in around knows great vits like guys like Draymond Green Steph curry and Klay, Thompson and also great coaches were Steve Kerr. Iran Adams submit saw him on the defensive side of things and bring their dog got him I think this is the best situation for him and I think that. The Golden State Warriors Struggle by quiet for a third option got. Pausing there for a second, because I expected, at least one of you guys to mention the fact that they are going to have a top draft pick. They're in line for number one. That might change a little bit with the lottery odds, but come on. They've got that great for that. Paul mentioned they got.
Washington Redskins shedding name after 87 years
"Is changing its name. In a statement today, the Redskins confirmed they're retiring that name and their logo NPR sports correspondent Tom Goldman is following this story time. Good morning. Morning, Steve. I've paid attention to the city where I lives football team for some years and I remembered a quote went looked it up and it was accurate in 2013. Dan Snyder, the owner, said quote We will never change the name of the team. So what changed? Yeah, And he also said all caps. You can write that in all caps. So Steve in all caps were were saying today that Washington Redskins are retiring that name. As you said a very brief statement. The team released the name The logo are will be gone. So after 87 years of having this name and decades of protest against it, it is gone. Don't know the new name. We don't know yet, You know in this brief statement, It also said that Washington owner Dan Snyder and head coach Ron Rivera are working closely to develop a new name and design an approach that will enhance the standing of our proud tradition rich franchise and inspire our sponsors, fans and community for the next 100 years. The delay right now reportedly is having to work out trademark issues. Some of the most popular names, though, that have been mentioned the red wolves, the Warriors, the red tails in honor of the Tuskegee Airman, the African American fighter squadron that flew in World War two. Their planes had crimson tails, so those could be possibilities. Well, let's remember what the argument was about here. For many, many years, the team had been accused of having a racist name and a racist logo. They had resisted and said they were honoring Native Americans and In various ways and clear the clearly There was a lot of money at stake on that would be one reason that Dan Snyder had said We're not going anywhere with this name. What made this moment? Different? Well, as you well know, there have been, you know, as you say, protests reaching back to the 19 seventies, but obviously the pressure really mounted since the police killing of George Floyd in late May. You know, we have seen a number of symbols, flags and statues change and come down and the Washington team wasn't immune to that pressure, but But, you know, I hate to be cynical here, Steve. But what really got them thinking hard was when sponsors made it clear there needed to be a change FedEx whose name is on the stadium. In Maryland, Pepsi, Nike to name a few All said they wanted changed another important factor The team has wanted to relocate to Washington, D. C. It's original home. FedEx Field is in Maryland. The team practices in Virginia, DC politicians say we'd love to have you back, but you've got to change the name of your team. So that that factored in as well. Our other teams facing similar pressure. Yes, they are, whether they will respond the same way. We don't know. The Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball report earlier discussing a change the Atlanta Braves of Majorly of Major League Baseball say they won't change their name, but reportedly, they're mulling whether or not to prohibit the Tomahawk chop. The chant and the chopping motion that fans used during games. You know, lots of college teams over the years of jettison controversial names with not a lot of pushback. There will be a long time. Washington fans upset about this because it is changing a long held tradition, but the team will go forward. Tom. Thanks very much.
Fresh update on "warriors" discussed on The Jump
"The welcome back to the jump I'm Rachel Nichols with Paul Pierce and Kendrick Perkins and guys. It's time for a little jump summer school, the teams that missed the bubble in Orlando. They need some. Some extra credit, so we are grading their strengths and weaknesses. Producer Carlos has been hard at work and last time. We covered the knicks. This time we'll take it to the west coast to cover the Golden State. Warriors so Paul. GimMe your grades. If you're going to look at the warriors strengths as a team. How would you grade them entering the offseason? For me rates I'll give. Their strengths their core in a I mean when you talk about Steph Curry. Klay Thompson Draymond Green and the number of Pascal You know they have something they can build around looking for the future and so moving forward. If you come into off season, and you have these guys, I'm like shoot. If.
Trump seen wearing face mask in public for first time
"Been against but I do believe they have a time and a place and President Trump wearing a face mask for the first time in public as he visits wounded warriors and hospital staff at Walter Reed. Dark mask with the presidential seal on it. Here's ABC is Trevor Trevor All All President President Trump, Trump, wearing wearing a a mask mask in in public public for for the the first first time, time, and and Walter Walter Reed Reed Medical Medical Center, Center, visiting visiting Kobe, Kobe, first first responders responders and and wounded wounded soldiers. soldiers.
Marcela Lobos | Healing with the Medicine Wheel
"In all spiritual and meditation traditions maps provided for seekers for the journey, irs who are moving across the landscape of their soul. These maps can be found in secret texts, holy images, prayers and poems from saints, and Yogis who have traversed the rocky train of spiritual people and transformation. The maps point us in the direction of our own spiritual truths for tumors bathed in clarity, strength and empathy. I'm Matteo donal hosted they. Hey, how's meditations? PODCAST and I'm happy to welcome on today's show Marcel Lobos to discuss one of these ancient maps procedures like you and me and that map is the medicine wheel? Marcel has been initiated in the healing and spiritual traditions of the Amazon and the Andes. For many decades I spoke to her while I was visiting her retreat center in the mountains of Chile just before the pandemic his around the world. Martinez senior teacher, the four win society, and is married to its founder Dr L. Deauville do. On today, show Marcella speaks about her own healing journey, and how she's applied the ancient methods of healing found in the medicine wheel. She then takes us on a journey in the podcast around the four directions of the medicine wheel where we talk about the healing archetypes that we work with including the serpent, Jaguar hummingbird and condor. The result of the journey through the medicine wheel is to emerge a luminous warrior with clear discernment, an unbound energy to be of service to others. Let's get right to my conversation with Marcella. So. It's great to welcome Marcella logos onto the house meditation podcast today we're recording down here. In the amazing sort of Sacred Valley of in Los Lobos in Chile so welcome on the PODCAST Marcella tank, Kim materials and honor to be with you, and to be with all our listeners on very excited to share anything that can be of help. Today I have a feeling. It's going to be a good journey. Loved tourneys. Before. We Speak About meditation practice and your meditation practice in about this. Your unique as I understand it contemporary practice that derives out of Shamanism I just wanted to ask you about how your spiritual practice started in your life. I feel it started with being raised by parents that gave me a lot of space to daydream. My House My parents were atheist. So, nothing was imposed to me. Though I grew up in a Catholic Very Catholic county went to Catholic school, but my parents really understood my inner freedom, and they let me not go to. My religious classes day they gave me they spoke with the teachers and say they. Want to do it. They led me to really explore my own. Spirituality my own connection to nature to dreams, because since I was a little girl, had a lot of vivid, dreaming on my parents recognized that today they were really free spirited in that way, and I think that's foundation, and it was here that you grew up in Chile yes. I grew up in China and funny enough I did explore a lot of religious settings because. I didn't go to religious class I. Dig grew up among Catholics season so I ended up learning. Then my aunt, one of my aunts was one of the heads of the witnesses of Jehovah. Jehovah witnesses. Okay, thank you and so I learn a lot of The Bible stories with her. Though whenever I went to my grandmother, she would say no. No, my darling, she says telling you stories that. That people believe but really what happened the UFO's game and gave the tablets to Moses and everything. My. Grandma everything she. That her little sister. Explain to me from the Bible. My grandmother would turn it into a UFO story. And why was that with the UFO story? Sorry, because my grandma was said to rebel on her husband was a doctor and she wouldn't go to. Hospital or medical setting, she only took homeopathy. My best friend was Mormon. Say went to more among tour too many times. You haven't many different kinds of influences. Was More to be outside and if you will communing with nature, yeah, I, I had an early. On. Drive to to just lay on the grass and count the pedals of the grass, and trying to find for for lack and just spend a lot of time with not be known to tame, and whatsoever saw I learned to be with myself. And people nowadays feel like they have to entertain their children non stop and they they cannot stand seeing their kids who, in nothing by my mother also led me to be, and and wouldn't finance attention, so I got bored a lot of many times and I would think even depressed. Point. But that helped me. Be With myself a nobody rescue with nobody rescuing me.
Ford employees ask the company to stop making police cars
"Motor Company is out with a Ah, process that they're going through about 100 employees have gone public with their request to the automaker to stop selling police vehicles because Police are brutal and they're racist. Ford executives are weighing the request and have not yet made an announcement. But there's a lot of pressure on social media for Ford to tell police departments they will no longer sell. The vehicles to them. So what is Toyota get vehicles them selling, you know, picking up the slack market share because right now serious, San Diego has Toyota four runners the SUVs. So I mean, thie employees air urging the cut that their boss the company do not make and sell. Ah police units. Ah, police cruisers to city so that Some other. There's still gonna be police cars. Why would you not want to get your fair share of that market place? If your employees of Ford apparently, these people don't want their jobs, I mean, I would put them on the top of the list of fire. All right, somebody safe and your name to the layoff list If we lose the contract, you know, with the Tuscaloosa, Alabama Police Department that you're the 1st 1 to relinquish your well, why don't you just quit forward then? I mean, why? Why? Why does four have to stop making the product? That's what they're in the business of doing is making automobiles. Yeah. Bia Social Justice warrior full time. You don't need to work out. Ford, you know, support is not consistent with your values. So be a social justice warrior. Put your money where your mouth is and quit your job, mate. This This is absurd. I've decided. I don't like it. Don't don't want to give Ah police Cruiser to Ah! Ah, car to the police. But does that mean that you also are going to use 901? I'd love to get the name of the 100 people and block their ability from their cell phone to dial 911 is apparently where they don't need no police and there's their community. They don't need cars. They don't need police. So no. 911 for you. I mean, this is where you start pointing out the Um, the bankruptcy of some of these folks in terms of what they're saying, their advocate and and the absolute absolute juvenile nature of these causes. I mean, this is child's play, right? I mean, this's not thoughtful. This isn't academic. This isn't deep. This isn't even You know, argumentative. I mean, this is this is just this is foolishness. This is this is child's play. The head of Ford has sent a letter to employees and it it reads in part, quote as we meet weekly in our global team huddles. Invariably there are questions that don't get answered, given the short time we have together. Or simply would be better addressed off line. On it goes on to talk about. Ah Ah, you know the fact that quote Bill Ford, and I believe deeply that there is no room for systemic repression and racism that have been exhibited by law enforcement encounters gone wrong. Um Your your product had nothing to do with it. Why are you taking ownership of part of the problem? You made the car. You didn't make the police officer or even the police officer's equipment or the rule book and I go back to having a CEO of a company. Come out with a statement like that. That that somehow they've made the judgment that racism was driving. Ah, ah, the inappropriate use of force. Again. I don't think we can say that. I think it's nice to say Well, if the cop is white, and the suspect was black, the victim was black. So therefore it must be racism. That's a pretty lousy assumption to be making. And to have a CEO of one of our largest companies come out and basically validate that and then go on in a what is a nine paragraph letter explaining how they're wrestling with this decision about literally saying we're not gonna sell cars to a pretty significant portion. You know, we had at least I think 600 800 cars. Andi. I know that these are not cheap cars. So let's say that there because they're there outfitted with a bunch of special equipment and stuff. So let's say that these cars are 50 grand each for the city of San Diego. Alone. That's a $40 million hit for Ford. For just a cycle of vehicles $40 million. That's just for San Diego Police department, then multiply that by all the police departments across the country. Your shareholder and Ford. Relatively ticked. Out on the opposite end of the spectrum. I'm not a shareholder in Ford. I'm relatively ticked. I'm just relatively tick that the company is taking this kind of stance. Whether they're toward with their emotions. It's the car. It isn't the attitude of the law enforcement official. It isn't It isn't anybody. It's it's the inanimate object, but yet they feel like that. Somehow they're contributing to systemic racism by manufacturing, a police unit. Now on the other end of the spectrum. A CEO of a food company paid a small compliment to President Trump. A Rose Garden ceremony yesterday. And now he is facing calls for resignation, and even members of Congress have urged people to boycott the food manufacturer.
How is bias built into algorithms? Garbage in, garbage out.
"Does bias get built in facial recognition algorithms garbage in garbage out. From American public media. This is marketplace. I'm Ali would. In facial recognition and AI. Development computers are trained on massive sets of data. Millions of pictures gathered from all over the web. There are only a few publicly available data sets, and lots of organizations use them, and they are problematic vinay. Prabhu is chief scientist at the start up unify he and obey Babar honey. At University, College Dublin published a paper recently, examining these academic data sets. Most of the pictures are gathered without consent. People can be identified in them. There are racist and pornographic images and text, and even the idea of labeling someone, a lawyer or a woman or a criminal based on appearance will ultimately the researchers said. Maybe it's not the data. That's the problem. Maybe it's the whole field. Here's name Provo, the community has historically prior of basically put suing problems which are ethically dubious. A huge number of papers are published on ethnicity classification and generating human faces and a basically ranking people's faces as to how attractive it S. is it really a need to be solving these problems in the first place? Like what exactly it is that you're trying to automate, ask yourself. What is your technology eventually going to result like? How is it going to result in terms of like? The power in the society, the computer community has a deeply entrenched historical traffic are of basically you know increasing the rats of power on the minority groups, and if you're looking at the flagship applications, there are very few things that have ushered in a paradigm shift in the way that you know disenfranchised. Felt and entrance iced right I mean it sounds to me like what you're saying is. Don't just design a better image. Based data set the idea that you need an image based status that and that technology should be built on top of that data. Is itself flawed and will always be flawed. You hit the nail on the head. Women of Color have done tremendous work, but then every time they tried to do something. Something good in the tech, boys or bruise will invariably attack them as social justice warriors who are bringing in their canceled culture into academia us. We need to be more pragmatic. We need to be more science oriented. We need to be oblivious to all of these politics is what they're excuses. There are conversations about banning facial recognition technology that's being developed in these ways. Is this a problem for regulation to solve the? League required, but if you logistician, it's pretty easy to discover a loophole. I think one of the Silicon Valley. Cliches. And of melt for a long AMAS, if you don't allow us to the data from the public China's doing the same thing Russia is doing the same thing they will basically be. Superior to us, so these legislations I think will for the most part, put a small roadblock, but I am very confident of the ability of You know the powers to be enough, find loopholes and to kind of harness solutions. That will allow them to still stay within the legal grill. Day Prabhu is scientist at unify MIT operates one of the public data sets he in BARANI ND in response to their research. The school took it off line for good.
Chicago White Sox, Washington Nationals, Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals Players Test Positive For COVID-19
"Latest in baseball is from a cove it's standpoint. Is. There were four teams today that announced that they had they had two positive tests each. Didn't say who didn't say which players. The teams were The The White Sox. The nationals, the Pirates and the Cardinals have had positive tests. Again. As I outlined earlier. I think this is just this is going to be part of the process. This's not March 11th were Rudy Gobert test positive and the entire N BA shuts down. Who we knew very little about the virus. Back then we were at the very front of the curve, flattening part of it. Some would argue that we've put ourselves back into a spot where we're tryingto re flat in the curve in certain parts of the country, including where I am in Texas. But but we we know a lot more now about who the virus effects may be some ways to mitigate the effects on people that are feeling symptomatic. We know that most people have fallen to the age group that these players Aaron are going to be more of them are going to be a symptomatic than symptomatic. In short, the virus has become something To manage as opposed to this gigantic warrior holding a weapon ready to chop your head off, which is what it felt like back in March. I mean, it's still a serious thing. I don't want to take it lightly, and I know for certain people out there whether it's because of age or underlying health issues. It's a much bigger deal than it is for some, so I'm not trying to minimize it. I'm just trying to I'm trying to express how sports is viewing it right now as a major issue to manage as opposed to something that is going to turn the lights off all together, it could still turn the lights off altogether. I just think it's going to take a lot for these leagues to shut down. You know they're expanding the rosters. They're taking every health precaution available. The big tell is that none of them are being specific about what exactly would shut down the league. That to me is the one way that you can tell that it's going to take a lot to shut down the league. Or maybe shut down a team and by the way they would shut down a team and just remove them before they shut down the sport.
Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata
"We're here today to talk about our June twenty twenty. Book Club, pick, convenience store, woman by Sayaka Murata translated by Jeannie Taffy, Takamori. Yes, so there's a divisive opinion on this book and I'm like really excited to dive into it. A lot of people were questioning our decision to pick this book as a lighter More I guess not dark read. Okay, but the thing is like our book club. Pick before that was a warrior woman and I. Think were your was darker than convenience store. Women didn't think it was that dark to be having me neither. Get into a little, are we? Are we the Weirdos here for? Okay, so without further ado, let's get into our. Our discussion. We want you start off with the Book Jack. Description Keiko is normal at school and university. People find her odd and her family worries. She will never fit in to make them happy. Keiko takes a job at a newly opened convenience store where she finds peace and purpose in simple daily tasks. But in Keiko Circle just won't do for an unmarried woman to spend her time stacking shelves and Green Tea as the pressure to find a new job or worse, a husband increases. Keiko is forced to take desperate action so the story itself is a slice of life. story about a convenience store worker toll from first person perspective from the main character Keiko and. I guess we can start with just the style of the store because it's very straightforward. Right and that's some so I don't know if you have this information, but is this the style of Sayaka Murata, or is this because of the condition of Keiko are someone who is like atypical? I have not read any of meritas other works because they happened been translated, but from what I've gleaned from interviews like she does have a very deadpan style to her writing. It is very straightforward like you said and a lot of her previous novels because convenience store women, while it's the first novel to be translated in the states. It's also her tenth novel. and. Yeah like that was really surprising to me. But her other novels are they kind of the same same themes like it's about nonconformity in Japanese Society AH take on gender roles and sexuality, and just like Japanese, societal issues on celibacy and a sexuality and. There are two books that have actually like I'm really hoping that they get translated 'cause the premise is. It's so bonkers There's one book called dwindling world I don't know the Japanese title is, but it set in dystopia where all procreation is made artificially and sex between a heterosexual married couple is is considered to be pretty disgusting like they. Oh, yeah, it's. It's not really a taboo, but it's more of like. Is this like Why are you doing that? A better way to like make children like. Why would you go through sex so? That's like a really interesting premise to me and then the other one. which definitely sounds like my jam? It's called sausage in Soussan, and it roughly translate to translates to birth murder, and this is also a dystopia novels and they banned. It's a dystopia novel where? Where a person who gives birth to ten children they they get to lawfully murder another person down. Yeah, right? About a royal. The Battle Royale I want this book to be translated immediately. Into a movie! Speaking speaking of like adapting it to a movie I. Think Convenience Store. Woman would work really well as a Japanese DEALLM. Or even just like a limited series like one of the Japanese. Soap operas or TV, shows are kind of like the BBC were they're pretty like they're short and sweet. Yeah, yeah, well well. The thing is like a convenience store. Women is such a short novel. It's only like. Because of the size of the hardcover book it's IT'S A lot smaller and very very cute. But in the smart in the smaller version, it's like around. Two hundred pages were like two hundred and fifty pages a in like a normal Let letter size paperback. It's like a hundred and fifty pages, so it's more of a novella than an actual novel. But this book was really really popular. It sold six hundred and fifty thousand copies in Japan and it won the Tugela prize.
Haka and cultural appropriation
"The Haka is a part of Mari Culture. It's a type of movement that involves the whole body invoice New Zealand's rugby team. The all blacks performed a version of it at competitions around the globe here they are performing it in Japan during a match last year's Rugby World Cup. Many team members are Maury. What you'll hear is they're stomping their hands beating on their chests entice. On how. It's impressive to watch a Haka. Traditionally, it's not for entertainment. It's ceremonial has deep roots in multiculture. Of course, some people don't understand that and mimic anyway. A handful of Brazilian companies use the Haka in their corporate retreats. The Non Murray owner of Hakka training said he learned hawk. By watching videos of the all blacks rugby team. Another company huck Brazil performed the Haka at a Ted talks event such displays. Displays are drawing criticism from Murray people, and they're calling it cultural appropriation. We'll get more and what Hawk is and represents today. We are going to start off in new. Zealand joining us today by skype from Christ Church in South Island is cut Edina. Tell you to, and he is a cultural adviser, and he is Maori. Welcome to native America calling cut of please feel free to further. Introduce Yourself. He, he he he. He made keenum on Athena. Royal Amiga Kotel Kartal Teen Aquileia Lhasa. Choir here Julio or Tiki nor Knighthood Huda. Moon. Killer. Angry to have you here and so we say Haka in before we go any further. How do you like to describe it? A DESCRIBE IT AS A. Traditional ceremony that was formed traditionally by. Warriors before going to war. A Sierra Monitor trump. Please the. He of. War TOMATO INA. was also a former cy cop. The warriors before battle. at performed in. The different areas such as funerals as a way to express emotions. And it was also used as a way to. Win Strangers, come visit. It was a white make sure they were friendly. visit hasn't not enemies. That in probably pre colonization, the has changed a little bit and Would we do use it for? Entertainment purposes now. But the also that buried deep spiritual connection in traditional values associated with the Hutto. In when you're teaching, young people or young people are taught about this in a traditional sense What are they told what is happening because you're using your breath, you're using your body. You're using your your own personal sound What is taught to young people about why you do this in what it is, you're actually giving. So I think this probably two different forms of teaching now this the form of Hakka where you taught to try and intimidate the the opposition and Chevy Hafeez. Scary became. The. The the the other way where some people are taught. For entertainment purposes for competitions against other. Maori people. but as ways. To Euro has taught. That is very serious It's a very serious epsom is. you must take everything seriously you have to. Respect the the different deities that are involved. You You can't make fun of the hacker. You've got to respect your sisters who? Pass on the knowledge of the hookup. And at different tribes have different roles. whereas brought up, you can only do the hacker. With be a fate. And you hit Utah To. Slap you chased You're McCain. Make as much noise as you possibly came. In, so what does it translate to hookup? So these. Years. Does the Hukou as? Some people call it a pretty bored aunts were. A Warrior's dance, but then it depends on. The HAKKA! This is quite a few different Hukou. Hukou has its own unique. meaning. The I think the mice. Common Hacker around the world seems to be the one the all blacks. The. New Zealand rugby team. Comedy. So they'd say. was dedicated to. A woman, who headed, Chafe and a in the ground and a criminal put. And it expresses have the chief. was fearing death. And how? He didn't he had the sense of being of life again and in hell wants the live. The criminal was removed. He saw the the lady setting on top any saw the light. So this multiple different meanings different hugger. In so when you see it being performed by non-indigenous people, what are you witnessing? More often than not I see. non-indigenous people who think that it's funny. They they mock at culture by doing it. why see? Recently an in London. a lot of Kiwis are over there doing the Haka when the drunk which is quite offensive. It's. I'd say total lack of understanding. Tuttle of respect to air eight sisters in God's into a customs.
NBA Expected To OK Mini-Camps, Games For Bottom Eight Teams
"The N B a expected okay many camps for the bottom eight teams, not goingto Orlando for the resumption of the season. That means the Warriors and the other seven. They want many camps and games to stay sharp and evaluate talent. In preparation for next season's training camps. Those eight expected to hold their many camps in their own
A Nurse's Healing Story: Admitting Her Truth about Addiction
"Hello and welcome to let's talk. A series of podcast produced by the Hazel and Betty Ford Foundation on the issues that matter to us the issues that we no matter to you to Substance Abuse Prevention Research Treatment for addiction. Recovery Management Education and Advocacy I'm your host William Warriors and today we have a story of hope. brought to us by Nina Pillow Nina. How are you can cut? How are you great good to see you again I know you've done a number of a public events. If you will or stood up spoken out using your own story to help unmask the stigma of addiction and promote the reality of what we look like in the fact, that treatment works in cover is possible, and we're glad that you're with us today on, let's talk. Tell us a little bit about your first experience with substances Yeah thank you for having me So my first. Experience was really the one that. Ultimately brought me here For my own in my life, my dad was an alcoholic growing up for me I had an injury which ultimately ended up I ended up getting prescribe narcotics, opiates, and I enjoyed them. Well beyond using them for pain. There's about seven years ago so. Seven years yeah. And you know kind of before. I knew it I was. Enjoying them you know Kinda like my whole mind, body, Spirit, everything and It ended up becoming. You know full on addiction which I thought I was immune to for whatever reason I was not and I was physically addicted. It got to the point where I couldn't use them. I couldn't not use them without getting sick. And the irony of this is that you were working in the healthcare field at some point along the course of your diction nurse Yep talked to us about being a nurse who is struggling with substances. Yeah, it was It was really hard. I had I knew all of I knew about addiction. I knew about opiates. I knew I knew all of those things. and I continued using them anyways and. I think I think I. particularly felt a lot of shame because of that and I. Had access to them in my workplace and so Being just didn't want to be the nurse with an addiction and I think that was a huge denial piece for me, Until I ended up diverting narcotics from the hospital I worked at. ultimately ending, getting caught and resigning. That diversion was so that you could sustain your own addiction. Yes, very much. How did that make you feel when you were under the influence? When you knew what you were doing was not only wrong, but was actually illegal and yet you couldn't stop. Just the powerlessness of it, but also in active addiction. It wasn't. It wasn't a matter of right or wrong because for me. My morals and values have always included not stealing, but that wasn't. It was a matter of feeling, normal or not or So it, just it. I don't I don't know that it was ever I know I. Felt Guilt I knew. I knew at the end of the day. It was wrong, but in the moment it was just. What I needed to do and you know. That's what I did.
Nets' DeAndre Jordan, Spencer Dinwiddie say they tested positive for the coronavirus
"Nets guard Spencer den, Witty and center DeAndre Jordan have tested positive for covert 19. The Lakers are close to signing 35 year old guard J. R. Smith. To replace Avery Bradley, who chose not to participate in the resumption of the season schedule to began late this month. Smith hasn't played in the NBA's since November of 28 team Cleveland has signed ex Warriors forward Jordan Bell, who spent last season with Minnesota and Memphis.
People come to America for a dream
"Today we had the honor to talk to Nana Xanthi. She is an attorney and the executive director of the Black Alliance for justice immigration or. She's also the founder of the Community Legal Clinic and Transform Justice Center in legal these workshops as well as the founder of Justice Warriors Black Lives I. Hope you enjoy this conversation. Nana how are you today? I am well well, as can be expected in during these times and hoping you're well as well you know I am well despite everything, but one of the reasons that I'm grateful is because of the great work that women like you do in this country so excited to talk about the Black Alliance for just immigration, which is one of the organizations that the BG and wonder me a network which produces the BG podcast has been encouraging our audiences to support, so thank you. These organizations are critical in times like this. Thank you so very much? We appreciate that support and the support that we've gotten from black folks all over the globe. Appreciate it. Tell us a little bit more about the Black Alliance for just immigration, and what brought you to the organization? So the black lines for just immigration is a national black lead Immigration Rights Human Rights Racial Justice Organization. We are the largest of our kind in the United States. We educate we advocate. We organized on behalf of the. The roughly ten million Black Refugee and immigrant families in this country as well as black folks who are trying to come into the country, whether it be permanently or temporarily, and those who are seeking asylum. We have our headquarters in New York, but we also have offices in DC. Miami Atlanta Los Angeles and Oakland and we have staff in Houston, and in Minneapolis, so we pretty much are all over the place as well as doing work on the. Episode of the border in Mexico, at the northern border with Tijuana, and also we've been doing some work the southern border of Mexico in Chula where you have black asylum seekers coming to the United States through Mexico. In that way and the work that we do is national in many cases in terms of policy, and you know we've been very busy in that regard, especially in with this administration, we also do national work with respect to racial justice our. Former executive director open committee was one of the big three that started black lives matter, and so by has been involved in black lives matter since the beginning and we do that work, and then we also do local work regional work. I'm both on the policy side, but as well as more, and with even more vigor on the organizing side to make sure that we are pushing for racial. Economic and social justice with an right alongside our multigenerational African American siblings. So much work, such powerful work. As. You said you've been very busy with this administration echo, they're just keeping everyone busy with their foolishness, but I definitely do a suit top about Daca so for our listeners, who may not be familiar Dhaka's stands for deferred action for childhood arrivals and the Supreme. Court decision around Dhaka now allows immigrants who ever see Daca status sometimes referred to as dreamers so if you seen the Hashtag is sandwiched dreamers. That's what that means. It allows them. them to stay in the country safely without a threat of deportation, but one the things that we've been really seeing missing from mainstream conversation over Daca was that it also impacts not Hispanic and Latino communities that there are black and brown communities impacted by this as well other black communities that are impacted by this as well. So, what was your reaction when you hurt the decision? And what are our next steps in the Dreamer, movement so? It is really important in think I really WanNa, thank you for lifting up the fact that yes, there are dreamers who are not Brown folks. That are not Latin next folks. That are not black right that we have black Latino next folks as well as black dreamers from the continent of Africa from the Caribbean from Europe right we think about. Twenty, one savage right and how this came up? And he actually falls in the category that is equally as important that we need to advocate for a person who isn't a Dhaka recipient, but who happens to be undocumented, and obviously we're looking for permanent protections, not just for Dr Recipients because everyone. Coming to this country is dreaming. No one's coming to this country to be a nightmare. Faces are looking at the Supreme Court decision. I also happen to be an attorney of twenty six years. Doing movement work is it's a temporary relief. It is not the permanent protection that we want our people to have and that our people need to have in order to thrive, basically what the Supreme Court said is that the way that the administration got rid of Dhaka? Had No basis. They got rid of it that they have to have a reason. They have to show that they've thought about everything before. They come to that conclusion and they did not. And so, what does that mean? It means that just like the Muslim ban if you remember, the court ruled against the Supreme Court ruled against the administration on the Muslim ban, and said he pointed out what was wrong and. And so they just instituted a new Muslim bad adjusting themselves to what the court had pointed out, and that Muslim ban remains not struck down,
People come to America for a dream
"Today we had the honor to talk to Nana Xanthi. She is an attorney and the executive director of the Black Alliance for justice immigration or. She's also the founder of the Community Legal Clinic and Transform Justice Center in legal these workshops as well as the founder of Justice Warriors Black Lives I. Hope you enjoy this conversation. Nana how are you today? I am well well, as can be expected in during these times and hoping you're well as well you know I am well despite everything, but one of the reasons that I'm grateful is because of the great work that women like you do in this country so excited to talk about the Black Alliance for just immigration, which is one of the organizations that the BG and wonder me a network which produces the BG podcast has been encouraging our audiences to support, so thank you. These organizations are critical in times like this. Thank you so very much? We appreciate that support and the support that we've gotten from black folks all over the globe. Appreciate it. Tell us a little bit more about the Black Alliance for just immigration, and what brought you to the organization? So the black lines for just immigration is a national black lead Immigration Rights Human Rights Racial Justice Organization. We are the largest of our kind in the United States. We educate we advocate. We organized on behalf of the. The roughly ten million Black Refugee and immigrant families in this country as well as black folks who are trying to come into the country, whether it be permanently or temporarily, and those who are seeking asylum. We have our headquarters in New York, but we also have offices in DC. Miami Atlanta Los Angeles and Oakland and we have staff in Houston, and in Minneapolis, so we pretty much are all over the place as well as doing work on the. Episode of the border in Mexico, at the northern border with Tijuana, and also we've been doing some work the southern border of Mexico in Chula where you have black asylum seekers coming to the United States through Mexico. In that way and the work that we do is national in many cases in terms of policy, and you know we've been very busy in that regard, especially in with this administration, we also do national work with respect to racial justice our. Former executive director open committee was one of the big three that started black lives matter, and so by has been involved in black lives matter since the beginning and we do that work, and then we also do local work regional work. I'm both on the policy side, but as well as more, and with even more vigor on the organizing side to make sure that we are pushing for racial. Economic and social justice with an right alongside our multigenerational African American siblings. So much work, such powerful work. As. You said you've been very busy with this administration echo, they're just keeping everyone busy with their foolishness, but I definitely do a suit top about Daca so for our listeners, who may not be familiar Dhaka's stands for deferred action for childhood arrivals and the Supreme. Court decision around Dhaka now allows immigrants who ever see Daca status sometimes referred to as dreamers so if you seen the Hashtag is sandwiched dreamers. That's what that means. It allows them. them to stay in the country safely without a threat of deportation, but one the things that we've been really seeing missing from mainstream conversation over Daca was that it also impacts not Hispanic and Latino communities that there are black and brown communities impacted by this as well other black communities that are impacted by this as well. So, what was your reaction when you hurt the decision? And what are our next steps in the Dreamer, movement so? It is really important in think I really WanNa, thank you for lifting up the fact that yes, there are dreamers who are not Brown folks. That are not Latin next folks. That are not black right that we have black Latino next folks as well as black dreamers from the continent of Africa from the Caribbean from Europe right we think about. Twenty, one savage right and how this came up? And he actually falls in the category that is equally as important that we need to advocate for a person who isn't a Dhaka recipient, but who happens to be undocumented, and obviously we're looking for permanent protections, not just for Dr Recipients because everyone. Coming to this country is dreaming. No one's coming to this country to be a nightmare. Faces are looking at the Supreme Court decision. I also happen to be an attorney of twenty six years. Doing movement work is it's a temporary relief. It is not the permanent protection that we want our people to have and that our people need to have in order to thrive,
NBA still working on plans for eight teams not in Orlando restart
"Millar although the pistons won't be a part of the NBA season restart in Orlando next month today along with the seven other snubs teams are still trying to figure out their own plans to stay in playing shape the athletic reporting that the eight teams on the outs are still coming up with plans to play including their own bubble city with workouts and exhibitions there even hoping to perhaps televise a few games along with Detroit to the warriors wolves cavs hawks Knicks bulls and Hornets are also left to figure out their summer with twenty two other squads set to compete at Disney world beginning on July
Mind Over Body Cure
"Well, we've heard quite a few people on this show and others claim that they have thought themselves well, even in the face of death, but what about those people who do get sick and do get worse and die. Are they being made to feel guilty for not thinking themselves well well. My guest today are on opposite sides of this mind over body debate. Doctors don't know why my first guest is alive Lynyrd, borden says He. He changed his attitude. Imagine summarize warriors fighting the cancer in his body. A month later, the cancer was gone my next. Gus was told she had eighteen months to live if she did not have chemotherapy for her breast cancer Jane, Griffiths says she refused the treatment ten years later. She is still alive. My next guest wrote one of the most popular mind over body bestsellers. Dr Bernie seagulls love. Medicine and miracles explains his experiences with. With what he calls exceptional patients who hill themselves in the face of death. My next guest is a doctor who totally disagrees with Dr Segel's philosophy Dr Shirley new says sick. People are being made to feel guilty if they don't heal themselves, and there is no proof whatsoever that any of this works Dr Newlyn is author of doctors the biography of medicine. My next guest got so tired of people telling him that his severe backache. Backache was his own doing because of a bad attitude and stress. He wrote a column in Newsweek. Magazine to complain about it. Meet Rabbi Benjamin Black and my last guest says when she was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease, people wanted her to try acupuncture and Yoga and love to get well and Spain says she live as long as she can, but she is also planning her death. Welcome all of our guests to the show. Start with you. I'll start with you. Because is where we got the idea to do the show from that column that you wrote in Newsweek magazine. What happened? I suffered from a herniated disk and I was just looking for some sympathy. And, then I suddenly realized that there was a psychological change in our society. and. Everybody kept saying to me. Why are you doing this to yourself? You must be the victim of self induced stress. And what really got me upset was that I recall the friend of mine who had died of cancer. who was able to deal with the reality of sickness? But couldn't cope with the fact that throughout the last days people made him feel as if he was the guilty one because he didn't obviously want to get well strongly enough because he wasn't trying hard enough, and he would cry to me. Does this mean I'm failure? What I'm saying is that there's an extreme position today I grant of course that there's a great deal to mind body relationship I grant as well that there is such a thing as love, medicine and miracles. What I think is wrong is I believe is a rabbi that we pray for miracles, but we don't expect miracles and when they don't happen, say that anybody who isn't well must be guilty himself. Don't blame the victim. Victim. Do you think Dr Newland this is making? People feel guilty as they die well. There's no question about that. That's really not my problem with Bernie's propositions. My problem with Bernie's propositions has to do with the aura science that he puts around them, in spite of the fact that what he's actually done is to take an enormous leap of faith, which of course is the secret of it all an enormous leap of faith from certain experiments, which show something that we all agree on that. There is a psychological factor that involves the immune system I don't think any sensitive physician physician with any experience could possibly disagree with the concept that patient state of mind is very important in their illness. But along comes Bernie, and says poof. The mind controls the immune system direct quote, the only quote I memorized from the book burning so that I could use it today. There's no evidence of that, and as long as people continue to believe with their minds, they can control their immune system there believing something that they simply can't do. It's like getting high LSD and trying to jump off a roof and fly, but you yourself just said that it's an enormous leap of faith and suppose it does suppose it does control the immune system, but there is no proof that it does. It's not a question of there being no proof that it does or does not. It's a question of our already being so close to understanding the various factors that do control the immune system that we know that the mind, the conscious mind is only one small factor. What actually happens is that whether we develop immunity to something whether we can control the disease process has to do with three systems in our body.
Trump comeback rally features empty seats, staff infections
"A the president head federal of the trump justice judge re launched department has ruled his campaign former tells the national top for re prosecutor election security in amid adviser Manhattan the corona John who virus was Bolton looking pandemic into can president move forward with a trump's rally in allies publishing in Tulsa his Oklahoma that tell he all was book fired Saturday by despite trump night efforts but the by president the trump we begin administration denies our campaign this to block and you just it's no release want matter to thank who wants all Geoffrey of the you White you Berman House are has warriors the maintained US attorney that publication with for about the Southern a third of the book District of the nineteen could expose of New York thousand classified out seats at information Tulsa's he says he's be staying okay in U. S. for center district now MT and judge continuing Royce Lamberth and his six investigations acknowledge campaign the staffers possibility including having into just saying trump's tested Bolton lawyer had positive Rudy gambled Giuliani for with the the corona national security virus and he showed of president up the United for work trump States opened Saturday his rally member I'm just by thrice here thanking to do Bolton my job the crowd has on exposed his for way showing to a cell his up country so this rally to silent harm trump was majority and asked himself if he fired to civil Berman is and stronger and potentially told reporters criminal it than was liability up ever to Attorney General the but whole with William more than two world Barr hundred was thousand significantly copies larger of the book I'm than already not expected involved distributed in the trump's campaign to booksellers statement scrapped came plans minutes member for after trump throat bars to at first this and point vermin address attempting a letter an overflow to that block trump it's space had release fired outdoors would be him few at tile the attorney trump blamed general's the the legal media request fight is likely in protest to and continue that he was making however a public with the White spectacle House saying it'll by try releasing to prevent they a were statement doing Bolton bad from saying profiting things he had not resigned off the book after the justice Ben Thomas the police department Washington reported said just he had one arrest in among their the pre effort rally to demonstrators oust him Saturday Julie afternoon Walker New on York Ben Thomas
"warriors" Discussed on Warriors Off-Court
"Can Be the starting center for this team and come on loony. Who At this point is still very much a question mark you know hopefully that surgery had last month. ends up helping and he can really turn his career around, but there are no guarantees, so he's a question mark. You need at least one more center in there to a B. Insurance, for if von of not being helpful at all and be just because you need guys eat up minutes. I think you can probably use the MLA to go get that center. or or maybe a minimum on track, but I don't. Think, they would be able to get a helpful rotation center on the minimum The wars have been good at that. Historically that tends to be a position that is not super valued in the NBA. Right now, so there tend to be decent guys who you know ended up falling to that minimum level so I. Think they'd be able to do that. I do think that. Their first priority with the amount we, which is looking at around six million dollars right now. should be. Going going after a guy like surgery, BACA or Marcus oil? Where Ultra Paul MILLSAP and there, too, he would be a home run for them. one of one of those three guys. They should call each and every single Mike Lisbon we're. We're capped out. Are the most money we cannot use the middle exception. If you join us, you will be a key. You'll will be one of our top two centers. You'll have a chance to start over markey's Chris. It'll be an open competition and training, camp and preseason. And we we believe that we're GonNa Chase the championship this year, and you're going to be a big part of it, and that's the sales, pitch and blue. They're gonNA. Pitch that right they have to. They would have to do that. Marcus would be a home run for this team, so know guys. That I've made a lot of money in their careers. They're all. Thirties And so I. think that it would be a really. a really logical situation to come in, and even if they need to take a little bit of Bake, you know I, think these are all guys might get awkward. I. Don't think they're going to get offer crazy money I think they get offered definitely more than the mid level, but you know it's not out of the room about stability for them to be willing to take you know a few million dollars glass when they've already made well over one hundred fifty million dollars in their careers. And with the salary cap declining right, that's gonna Max out some of their earning power. Because now, you know with with less salary cap. Teams can't spend as much so now. Instead of maybe mark fall go I'm just GONNA I'm GonNa, throw a number out there. Whatever it. Whatever team was gonNA, offer twelve million dollars I. Guess can't offer them twelve million dollars so now they can only offer them an eight million dollars well now that's so much closer to what the warriors mid-level exception. That's mark slowly beginning up less money to join the warriors..
"warriors" Discussed on Warriors Off-Court
"Twenty eight minutes and I. You know I think he I think he's that ready for the league, you know men very few mistakes was like He. His efficiency numbers are incredible, and he didn't average a ton of points, but he took good shots, which is really? Big To me, and he. He knows what he's doing. He doesn't make a lot of mistakes. Turnover numbers You know he's He. Percentages are found all around player. Shooting percentages are high. He shows so much effort defensively. He's not one of these COULDA WOULDA Shoulda guys. He's maybe the most. He is the most productive player who's in the top five considered like in the top of the draft, and we'll we that the warriors they draft Eric. Jordan pool because they were productive in college. They like to see productivity and granted. That's like at the end of the dry and the first and second early second round picks, but like they still think they have that philosophy where they wanna see some sort of productivity Let's get specific here. Let's say the warriors, their top five pick pick Albert, and let's pencil him in. Okay so now you got him as your backup point guard guy who could play a you know quote Unquote Dash Line Up. What's going I was going to be one of my big holes it they need is they need a true backup point guard? I don't know they don't. We disagree strongly. Type home is not going to get it done. They need someone that can really rely on as a as a true backup point guard. WE DISAGREE ON. We disagree on that. We we disagree. On that okay. I think it depends on who that backup point guard is, but they can't go the traditional point. Guard out like you can't go get. You can't go and sign a veteran point guard who's like six one six two and is a liability on defense. They can't afford that because you got like Halliburton. Who is not alive down? They knew very specific version of that and I look. At the Point Guard Committee was I. Wanted to negotiate the offense that's. Read it defense you know you dream on has has that his game and he'll obviously do that from time to time. But I think that was one big thing that they lost with. Andrea was bonders, really good at that and Rondo is really helpful in that way and you know Shaun. Livingston was the to me how Burton. In some ways is like a better version of that now Livingston's career, but has gone different direction, and then even better than it was had he not to injury but given what his career ended up being I honestly think.
"warriors" Discussed on Warriors Off-Court
"Why does teams Durant still lethal? Because when you had both staff and Durant on the court clay was free to run up. Picking was free to run off screens and fine open jumpers, and it was a lot harder to send double teams his way, and that sort of thing and you know I'm not convinced that in the modern NBA that today's NBA team. That is relying so heavily offensively. On staff in clay and then maybe doesn't have. That you know elite number, three or four option. Can't can they really contend for a title now? Andrew Wiggins is a guy who I think is going to be able to come in next season and averaged seventeen game, so he's. You know not a bad number three action at all but. you know he's no Kevin Durant. Right and that's the big when you talk about team needs right now for the summer. The loss of Kevin Durant I know we're a year after, but it still has. A huge hole to fill on this team and it doesn't get filled by Andrew. WIGGINS and it doesn't get filled by Klay. Thompson take another least. if he does like that is and his last season with the warriors I mean he was, he was shooting. You Know Nineteen Twenty Times per game scoring twenty seven points per game. That officiency is so hard to replace. That's why he's one of the greatest scores of all time. They're not going to replace that efficiency. What they what they can try to replace. Is the shot creation basically I mean? How many times did Kevin Durant belt? That offense over the years that was that was the ultimate utility of Kevin Durant right. When push comes to shove. You can bail out the offense. Now Steve Kerr's offense has to be even more on. A string has been more ball as they make shots even. Than it ever has, and that was always the strength of it, but it has to be better, and so when you look at what the warriors need. They need smart high basketball players who can create shots for Steph and play right, because if plays not gonNA create his own shot, and somebody else does for.
"warriors" Discussed on Warriors Off-Court
"West. Thank you so much for being back on the PODCAST You know you become a regular guest at this point. I always love picking rain about the warriors as as I think our listeners know at this point We're good friends, so we talked pretty much every day anyway and a lot of lot of our conversations were just hanging out. End Up, being about the warriors 'cause I guess we have. No life but There there's a lot to get into the season officially indeed last week because we're not invited to Orlando. which was no big surprise. Anyone who's been following along so I know we've been spending time looking at what's in. and. I I would make argument that this is probably the most important offseason that Bob Myers had had since becoming of the. Chazan well. Would you agree with that? No question I've been saying this for months that this is the most pivotal off season of Bob Myers. Tenure as general manager Slash President Basketball Operations it's. There's so much at stake here and you could argue you could argue that. Hey, go go get Kevin Durant a few years ago. You you put together this championship rosters. You make a lot of these big moves. But that was sort of that was more reactionary to Kevin Durant kind of just being down to join the warriors. This there's there's so much more prep ahead of this thing. There's so much. Much more at stake ahead of this thing, because now we really know what Steph Curry is championship window is GonNa be it's GonNa be for the next three or four years just based on history, and now guys tend to age, and the warriors would tell you the same thing, and so understanding that you wanna maximize each and every single season, and you lose this last season as far as. As being a contender, and I think they had planned for that, but you have to basically make the moves now, and what's going to be a really weird year in order to put yourself back into contention, and that's a big challenge about Meyers not necessarily one that he's ever had to deal with these built championship teams obviously in the past, but teams that kind of grew together and and develop. Develop together now. It's a lot more of just sort of adding pieces to already championship core and that's not something that he's necessarily had to do right now. As far as rebuilding a championship team too many maxine in some ways. It's kind of a make or break your because I think a lot of people are assuming oh, they got a healthy stuff back hokey Klay back. They're going to be contenders. Right I think it's GonNa be a lot harder than that. You know the way. The West is shaping up right now. It's absolutely loaded at the top of the Lakers. The clippers nuggets coming up. There's so many good teams. In the top of that Western Conference there are absolutely no guarantees the. Back into that conversation, and if they can't do it next season, then I think the warriors really have to take a step back and evaluate okay. What? What do we do here? Because the window is closing, you know Steph clay and dream on are all in their early thirties. That's not thirty two years old, and even though I think he's a guy who complained deep into thirties. You know he is a human being, and then age is GonNa take its toll at some point and so. Then, you start to ask critical questions..
"warriors" Discussed on Warriors Off-Court
"Or mark price. Who had a very good career is one of the best shooters maybe a history and former warriors. What my price ultimately became aware later in life At at well past his all star status. Yeah I mean everything who's just had only reinforces how amazing it is kind of where we are now. You know who the hell would have seen this. This dynasty rising out of the ashes like finding a diamond ashtray with this happens And and going back through these people just highlights that yeah I do think it's worth revisiting this this list from time to time whenever especially in the season like like this one where everyone's frustrated and down in the dumps about how rough it was he could always be worse. You can be dropping the Chris Wash Burns every year and I know I know people. Some people have been critical of how Bob Myers is done in the past years. But you have to understand where he's been drafting haven't had a better than number twenty eight since two thousand twelve and you look at historically the draft twenty eight and later it is very hard to find value The dream on Green. The world are not very common You're much more likely to get Jacob Evans. Diet in the hungry type at that point in the draft and so. I'm personally excited to see how bob handles drafting this early in the draft for the first time in his front office career You did draft number seven over twelve after he became the GM took care of some barnes. We be sure not a bad. Pick at seven I mean probably could have done better but you know they. They ended up later. Taking thirty with thirty is good value. Had A couple of years Andre Drummond address to I think they they don't remember. Germany went right after it. Eight or or went right before but I remember that was. The guy went out of that draft on thirty and in the mid thirty s thirty fifth. Well what you were. Underlining is people who are taking shots at Bob Myers now. It's like complaining about a free Porsche because you don't like the color it's the of entitlement. I understand did he hasn't hit every single. One of these these picks out of the park but he's hit enough of them out of the park didn't enough of what's been given to him that. I deserve nothing but trust yeah I completely agree and you know this is GonNa be a really interesting draft because as as we talked about there's just so much uncertainty at the top No there's no guy on in this draft. There's no tim again You the number pick I simply. They're gonNA take Anthony Edwards but he's not a survivor thing. The way a lot of number one picks are and they're much more likely to get the number five aches and the number one working percents doing the number one pick and almost fifty percents again the number five days so. I think it's number five pig anyone's guess or they're gonNA take. I think it could be higher Italo burden icicle. Curro any out of Israel Those are the names. I'm hearing but You know they. I do feel confident. That they're not gonNA take a top bowler type or Washburn type. Because you know it's all about the leadership then at the end of the day. Here's the Cherry on top of this podcast. And and this is the the perfect backdrop for it in the past. We had a series of gyms series of leadership positions filled by people. You couldn't trust so going into a draft like this. You'd be terrified because you knew more than anything. They would make the wrong call. What we have now is the exact opposite. So do I know who I think they should be targeting? I know and there's so many different permutations to this draft order that I don't feel like anybody really knows for sure who the most talented person coming out. But what I can say is I trust this front office to make the right call. And there's no more important than you can say and it's not always been true where this franchise so it's fun to be able to say for sure Graham so much going as always I agree. I really appreciate it when we gotTA GOTTA set up one of those walks. You're man I need to get. Outta Aspen often getting a little bit of cabin fever I can't wait. And that's continue to have podcasts about really depressing topic yeah You know I'll I'll I'll definitely wrack my brain and then maybe we can do an in depth piece on ways perfect. I'll be here good stuff. I appreciate it. Thanks to Brim Hills men for joining me on the PODCAST. It was great to hear his historical knowledge. On the warriors franchise awkward is a production of the San Francisco Chronicle Support Warriors off in the newsroom. That creates by signing up for a chronicle membership s chronicle dot com slash pot..
"warriors" Discussed on Warriors Off-Court
"Less culvert ran after the break. Hey Audrey Cooper here editor in chief of the San Francisco Chronicle and we've ramped up the news coming at you from fifth emission except not the physical that the mission since we're all working at home the fifth and mission. That is our flagship news. Podcast were interviewing anyone with anything to say about the coronavirus so that you have the latest information as soon as we know it so check it out that the mission wherever you get your podcasts. It's worth doing per simple reason if the warriors can do it.
"warriors" Discussed on Warriors Off-Court
"Welcome to warriors off to see school. Chronicles it'd be a podcast. I'm your host. Tommy will turn and the damned by West. Golden Warriors beat writer for the Mercury News during our conversation. We discussed the possibility of Y- honest onto the Kubo joining Golden State West. Thank you so much. Let me back on the PODCAST. Feels like it's been forever How you you think you're in Florida right now. I am in Florida. I risked the corona virus got on a plane You know I was GONNA. This is like sort of the time where you and I were GONNA have. Some has off time a little bit. Sorta Kinda there's going to be right around this time of year anyway so I figured you know what? Let me get out on my little apartment in San Francisco. See some family for a couple of weeks and Yeah it's been a nice little change of pace. I think everyone's kind of at that point. Now where straddling that line. Where you know. You're wondering should I actually go against you know certain protocols and travel or you know or do I wanNA value my mental health more. I it's been so long at this point that I think a lot of people really need to get out of their little bubble just to stay sane and that's Kinda like look we're allowed to fly you know you just have to abide by certain protocols and stuff I'm like are you gonNA risk something. Sure but like you're gonNA risk something you know. I'm not gonNA stay like a plane is more is is is less risky than just like going outside for a walk or something but like it's been two months and I I feel like there's a lot of places starting open up we're starting to get into it's important to keep Reading and watching the news and then figuring out what is allowed. What isn't allowed what's allowed now. That wasn't allowed two weeks ago. It wasn't allowed two months ago So it was like I feel like just follow the health official guidelines. And as long as you're doing that that's all you can really be expected to do even in Florida. We don't like all we do is hang out like it's just me and my family we're just hanging out back. You're in the sunshine anytime we go out for groceries or or picking up food or anything. We wear masks. It's not like the wild west out here but has been really interesting to be in Florida versus California. Because they're a little bit more there. There are a lot further along and opening reopening up like the economy and stuff like that. So it's GonNa be really interesting when I go back to California. It's GonNa kind of be like going back to phase one or phase three. Yeah And you know the main place. I'd probably go was Oregon but Oregon is just as buttoned-down as as California so this is not as much of There's not as much of a draw to go. I if I if my family lived in a place like Florida where you can actually go to a restaurant. I'd probably be more apt to to that right now. I was Kinda journalist. You've got to go to a restaurant yesterday. That must be nice. It was wild We get to what you had to wear a mask when you walked in but get take it when you guys on the table and there was maybe three or four tables Max while we were sitting there But it was really It was really pretty interesting from the standpoint of comparing that to California. I don't know man I think people are are getting Nancy. People WANNA get back to their favorite restaurants favorite bars. Obviously that'd be safe in doing it like an I condoning just like reopening stuff before it's safe and obviously California has different issues in Florida And I think California's doing a good job. But there's GonNa like by early. June you know after Memorial Day I he is sounds like he expects a lot more things so but too so I don't. I don't think California's not far away. That's that's good news. 'cause I I. I need to get back in my favorite bars and restaurants. I think that's maybe what I MISS. Most and a lot of ways. less You know we one of our challenges beat writers has been just finding things to write and say and talk about when there's no NBA season going on. And of course. I don't think there's been any surprise that a lot more people have started talking about Yoenis possibilities because I think that is every worse fans pipe dream right now and You know what better time to talk about. Pipe through then when nothing else going on So I had a story A couple of weeks ago just about how I actually believe that. Nba Shutdown helps the warriors. Chances of landing honest and I know people look at this a little bit differently. How do you do you think the set down helps the warriors chances and if so why I don't really have a strong take on this either way. I don't think that look we can sit here and be like oh well helps the warriors transfer. I. I don't think the honest thinking about pat and he's the person who's dancing decision right. He's not like wow boy like sitting here staring at my wall. And Milwaukee really makes me rather do this in San Francisco instead like I don't think that how he's wired. I think all he's thinking about is how can I get back? We'll play offs because the bucks. I'm like five and a half six game nine game whatever. It was lead in the Eastern Conference for the first seat. They had a really good chance of making it to the NBA finals. That I think is all he's thinking about and if he does. If the season doesn't happen I don't think it hurts chances. I think it's like it's almost unfinished business right. So if the bucks would have gone If the if the if the postseason were to happen in the bucks were have gone to the NBA finals. Me Like that probably helps his case for staying in Milwaukee because they made it to the NBA finals. I don't really know if it would matter whether or not he won or lost because just making it there for the first time probably would be enough to be like okay. Well we've got enough here to to win this thing Unless they got blown out and swept by twenty points every game but Had they had they had this never happened and they went to the NBA and they went to the playoffs and lost in the second round of the conference finals. Then maybe that helps the warriors case right. Maybe looks around. He's like look I guess Eric was just isn't enough for me and I leave but now because of the postponement because of all his weirdness that's happening whatever happens in the playoffs is going to be really interesting. Because let's keep this in mind I. I don't think it has any weight now. I think almost like write it off the bucks lose. You could just say well. This was really weird. And maybe you know Chris Wilson gets you know cove in nineteen and he's not even available. That is a distinct possibility and we don't even know if they have the home court advantage. I don't know how the NBA is going to award them. The court advantage if they move forward with Orlando plan playing in Orlando so this homecourt advantage that they have had in the playoffs. That would have helped the honest. Make it to the finals is gone and I don't know how they replaced that. Maybe there's something that they can do. Maybe they just say you know sorry. You don't get you just better than everybody on a neutral court But I I don't think that this really impacts anything necessarily I think if anything it probably hurts the warriors chances but I I don't even I wouldn't even go as far to say that I just I don't know that the warriors ever that good in the first place for this coming summer I think when the honest really happens is GonNa be twenty twenty one right and I guess I looked at it from a bigger picture standpoint and the fact that the war the the bucks were on track to have their best shot at an NBA Donaldson's nineteen seventy-one Since. Lew alcindor was on their team and You know everything was was was trending in the direction of reaffirming. The fact that they are they have the ability to put a championship caliber team around Yawn. And that was that potentially now has been robbed for them and we all know. Championship team is hard to put together and there are no guarantees that they're going to be able to replicate this next season even if they have almost the exact same roster because they had basically no significant injuries to season. Everything has gone their way. And so I get from that standpoint. I'm getting at the fact that they are missing out on a key opportunity. Potentially if if the season doesn't happen and if if the if the playoffs don't happen even if they do you're looking at a potentially shortened Playoff series without home court advantage It's much easier to get upset in a five game. Series isn't seven game series So that's I. I understand what you're saying in terms of the fact that I don't think honest actively thinking about this right now I agree with yes but there are factors outside his control that I do think could ultimately way into his decision And now if they if they had one title this year they in everything happened is normal and they wanna get seven series in the NBA finals. I think there's a decent chance that he he says. Let's stop messing around here. I'm signing my Extension this summer and I went all the speculation to be put to rationalism forward. I think there's almost no chance of that happening now. Even if even if there is a playoff this year Which that alone up tells you the words. I would have a better chance. Because the war the war for the warriors to Land Jaanus it and obviously will require Jaanus wanting out of the lucky. And that's the big effort here right is is he willing to leave Milwaukee And I think that that You know the chances of that happening him wanting out of walkie go up significantly just because of everything that's transpired the past few months Maybe I just I. I know what you're saying like you can't feel like it's no guarantee to feel the championships. And what if they go to the finals and win and all these things? I'm just thinking about realistically what I thought was going to happen. I think the bucks would have made the NBA finals. I I think they would have done it pretty easily. And I don't think they would have beaten the clippers. The Lakers who are the teams. I thought we were GONNA come out of the West And he would lost the finals and he was fed all right. Let's do it one more year and honestly it doesn't really make that much sense for them to sign the extension. Like I get why you would have the rest of everything but especially with everything that's happening now. It almost makes more sense to just go back into three agency and twenty twenty one in order to make as much money as possible right especially you know what I mean by that is we don't know what the cast GonNa be okay and so And but we we assume at least that this whole thing's GonNa go away in the cavs GonNa Spike Back. Up and twenty twenty one and it was definitely increased from where it's going to be next season so given that there's not really the I I don't really see the reason why he would do the extension. I still look at the season of twenty twenty one and I think they're going to be good again like you said no guarantee that they're going to be good next year man like there's going to be they have your honest. He's incredible. They have a bunch of good players might be knows whereas built the perfect system and GonNa be good. They might not be as good but they're going to be good and they're going to have a chance to get out of the East just like they did this last year so I look I understand what you're saying. I just don't know like you can kind of go both ways with it right. Like what if the finals? Or what if nothing happened? And they lost like that would have increased his chances of leaving to what if they went and they and he went to the finals and they win the finals. Then he just signs the extension resigns or whatever like there's so many factors that can kind of go either way that ultimately like I just don't think it makes that much of a difference. If that makes any sense I just think on a basic level buys the warriors time which is the biggest commodity. They need right now they would. They want to still have a window and that window I believe is not GonNa shut now at least until you know. Twenty Twenty One. Which wasn't necessarily going to be the case Let's ask same. Everything had gone as planned. And so You know one thing that I've been hearing from lawyers fans and readers when we bring this topic is why would the warriors even do this Which to me is an interesting question. I do think there's some validity to because there there would pretentiously a lot just to bring back one person you're if you're talking about strip trade for Y- honest would say he. Let's say he makes it very clear to Milwaukee and the next year that he wants out and they they're looking at doing a train akin to what the Anthony Davis deal to the Lakers. Then the asking price is going to be quite steep warriors. Probably have to give have their whoever they drafts with the top. I pick in June with the essential lottery. Pick from for Minnesota in twenty twenty one which is going to be very dress along with several other assets. You know you're looking at Maybe a good young player to someone like Eric School with you. Know a Klay Thompson and or a draymond green There's it's it's going to be incredibly steep and as great as Janas is I think there is some trepidation among voyeurs fans..
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"And instead of laying down he has this huge show and it reminded me of just how good coach was and what kind of a score. He was on the other side of that. I mean hundred right right. Andre is the quintessential Lynch Pin and the reason. I mean what what makes it kind of difficult? Is that really? Andre wasn't a bench guy. We consider the death lineup as should have been you their main approach that allows me to cheat and I would say I would say. Coup coach led bulls bench. But if we're including Andrei As a member of the bench and I guess we happy since he was the sixth man and given David West was both mentally and physically and because I picked the one when every other thing here I'll stick with the warriors. Come on what. You're spending okay I'm noticing a theme here. Oh Hey this is a tough one for me but the reality is that that warriors been wasn't that great It just was a fast that it was. It was very underwhelming at times for a large amount doherty of the season. Obviously they had Shaun Livingston who was very helpful piece and Andrea dollar after the ad. It really falls off for me. And I think the depth of that bulls pinch they they got. They got helpful contributions throughout that entire Austria. Different at different periods. And I think Steve Kerr is one of the greatest shooters of all time and obviously was known to hit clutch shots. Tony Coach. I think and Kinda discusses very underrated. I think he had his whole career stateside. Could've been you know. Multi Time All star You know could have been you know considered one of the greatest European born players in NBA. History I think he was that kind of talent. He was so good in in Europe for for so long before he came over And then you know some of these other guys that we might not even remember now but they they were helpful at times guys like Randy. Brown Winnington had his moments John Salley was it good player in the League so I forgot to. That's right. Jason Coffee Got Kaley James Edwards So I'm going to get the nine to those bench which is which is hard. But I really feel like outside of Andre and Sean. There wasn't there wasn't there wasn't a lot to the wires I mean. Look at the interesting thing about the warriors if you look at their helpful bench pieces that I've gone on to play elsewhere. None of them have done anything. Ryan Clark not in the League anymore. Patrick mccaw hasn't really done anything in Toronto Brandon Rice spades Bosa all those guys were obsolete within a year or two after leaving the warriors. I think it speaks more to the worst system than their actual abilities. So that's another reason why I'm GonNa go with the bills fair enough I see now that I've established the steamer. I'm going to wear all across the board. I can't switch it up. But let's just say compelling points okay so Let's I'm worried that this is going to end up being even an even score here in which case we would need a tiebreaker. But I'M GONNA I'M GONNA add up to you to district out for or for coast. Bramlett for I went Jackson or starting frontcourt. I I want Bulls Bram went warriors starting backcourt Warriors Ram went warriors star Bench I WANT FOOLS. Ranna worse so just to recap here. Bramlett worrisome. Things will put the pattern here. A gave you gave you actual answers. It's not like I was just like Golden State and then stops. I mean there is some justification. I'm drinking the KOOL aid. But I'm making the kool-aid before I drink it so I just sort of a little credit. Yeah and but because we're every single category and I went I wouldn't worry about one and a half to give it to the warriors by one point. What if they play? Give it to me likely. And let's let's actually take the floor. Who Do you think wins? That gained seven game series in the finals. Who Wins News I mean that's why we're doing this card right. I honestly think it would be the Bulls and I think If partly because of the synergy they go you know. That was the first year with the rat in the fall and there were still even though they were sixteen. No one in the playoffs. They're still you know a figuring out process and The weird thing about that so those durant warriors teams. 'cause I I felt like they never fully realize their potential because their best here was their first year which isn't a good sign. You know that'd be the first year she'd be figuring out period and then you build on it. But then the apathy set in the internal strife and turmoil set in and they just never really were able to experience their peak peak. Had the potential to be you know the best peaking NBA his modern NBA history. But the the bulls actually reach their peak. So I would go with the Bulls. I'm GONNA shock you. I agree I think they play seven games. I think the Bulls went in six. Here's why I so the cop-out easy answer is winter. They playing right what areas? And what are the rules are going to be? And the reason I think the bulls walk away from it is because the Bulls could have won in either era. It would have been tougher for them now. Because they're outside shooting hadn't necessarily been and fully developed. Pippen wasn't a great three point shooter. But that's only because they didn't ask but they had you know Jordan could shoot the three. Kerr could shoot the three coach. Because was the three. There's a chance they could steal one in this era right. And let's do it like that. You know like if doing homecourt advantage. Just they played at the Bulls place. It'd be the Bulls era at the workplace. It'd be the warriors here so I think the Bulls could steal one in the warriors area. I don't think the opposite is true. I think that if the refs were allowing the kind of physicality that was allowed in the mid nineties this warriors team would not be well suited for outside of Zaza Pachulia. We don't David West as well. They didn't have a whole lot of bruisers and so I think they get swept in the bull there and it leads to a to a four two unfortunate in Chicago. I really hope very modest and listen to this. He's GonNa hate US getting that draymond. I I was just a joke I was completely I also reinforces that. Even though the warriors one more point than the Bulls and we still ended up overall choosing the Bulls. And I think it's because you can't really break this stuff down specific categories. 'cause they're weighted differently. I mean you can't quantify the greatness that is Michael Jordan You can't quantify his unreal ability to put his team on his back in lead them to victory when they needed him to. I'm not sure that anyone on this warriors team the like that You know durant had his moments staff. That's probably one of the biggest knocks on him as he is he. He hasn't shown that clutch away. Someone like Michael Jordan has So that to me is the biggest factor. Here that probably gets. The goal is not as great as Steph. Curry is I think is going to go down as probably definitely a top ten player of all time. Maybe a top five player of all time. Michael Jordan is the greatest player of all time. I let's bring it back to where we started. My boy. Michael was back the the blind security guard. The reason I say that is that was a nothing. Five second seat. There are clean for the third straight championship. Jordan is in the balls that is you know. They're playing useless. Quarters game in with zero steaks and when Michael Lesniak Beats Jordan Jordan like he would like to murder that guy like he just lost game seven of the finals. There was no distinction for short. If you were competing he needed to win. Doesn't matter if it was in quarters or the NBA finals. That kind of psychosis. The probably made a tough person. You know if I had to go grab a drink with somebody. I'm not sure Jordan would be at the top of my list but it makes them one hell of a competitor man so yeah. I think you're right. Always Fun brands yes. Thank you so much for joining me. And hopefully we can You know hopefully you're out to Alameda. Another one of those walks you know. Believe it or not listeners. We're actually beyond the podcast. So I WANNA your hundred percent I am in. The pleasure was mine and on the off chance that anybody wants to hear anymore my terrible tanks warriors huddle we gotTA PODCAST TO CONNOR. Stay safe and healthy big man. Let's let's Hang Seng. Thanks to Bram hills men for joining me on the PODCAST. Always his brand. Where's awkward is a production of the San Francisco Chronicle Support Warriors off court in the newsroom? That creates it by signing up for a chronicle membership at chronicle dot com slash pot..
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"I'm joined by longtime chronicle columnist. Scott who has been helping me out on the words beat again this season during our conversation. Scott and I went in depth on the NBA's historic decision to suspend games for at least a month. Scott were here on a Thursday evening in my humble abode and Alameda California and folders closer to our listeners. I've tried the past days to get podcasts up analyzing the big news that came out yesterday that the NBA is suspending at season. But first of all the first time was with Scott and that was mainly about the warriors plans to play what was supposed to be tonight in front of no fans against the nets and then the NBA came out announcing that the season has been suspended. So that whole podcast was basically a row it so we didn't post it and then two earlier today. I did a podcast with an Killian over the phone in my APP recording the podcast and work so Scott was nice enough to drive all the way from Arinda to Alameda. Sit Down and make sure that we wouldn't have any technical difficulties. I really appreciate it. Yeah and you know what if we record this podcast and then I'm driving home and find out. There's a meteor hurtling towards earth and destroy us all and renders. Our podcast irrelevant. I'm going to be really pissed off. Yeah that's the only reason because the podcast for like if you're dying in a car crash on your home you're going to be thinking podcast right. Exactly right yeah as the podcast everything. no jokes aside There have been some serious ramifications to the news yesterday they're extremely wide ranging and they've they vary in severity in terms of how big of a deal they are but when the news dropped yesterday that the League was suspending. Its operations indefinitely. Now we know it's going to be at least thirty days What was what was your reaction. I was stunned because this for the NBA was the first to drop this shoe. And that doesn't surprise me because I think Adam silver is really kind of a bold guy and if any was gonNA make that first move is going to be him so but shock me and it. Kinda pissed me off for one thing because I just written the column. Based on the warriors playing tonight being Thursday night a game against the Brooklyn Nets in a empty arena. And that was going to be cooling. Read my whole call. So I'm driving home and find out. They've canceled the whole season so my columns now irrelevant. I gotta have to rewrite the whole thing. So that was my first reaction houses affect me but but it it really kind of shocked me because it really It's one thing to play games in front of him in an empty arena but to to shut down all sees man. I've been watching sports for like a half century and that just doesn't happen. It's almost like a sacred thing. The world doesn't spend unless baseball basketball and football are played within certain seasons and without any time off so it was crazy. Yeah and you know the interesting thing about it is the worst or not the wires. The League really had no choice matter once. Rigo Bear Got Corona Virus. You know when when I'm finishing my story and I'm leaving the chase center and I see on TV that they're canceling the thunder jazz game because of something strange. Hasn't really come out. What the reason was I'm like okay? Something's about to drop then. We hear that really go. Bare has corona virus. And of course mind me. It's not as they thought they have to spend the league because once you actually have a name to to a player with corona virus it changes the whole dynamic changes the whole landscape everything. It's really easy to sit back in here about the numbers in here about the cases. Unless you actually know someone doesn't fully feel real and the fact that it was someone like really go bare someone who's a defensive player of the year all star caliber player. I think just makes it hit home. Not much more But in retrospect how silly is it that just a couple of days ago? We were complaining about the fact that we were getting our access restricted Milwaukee and here we are now writing about how the League is suspended indefinitely and not just the NBA but really every sporting league in throughout the country. Then simply tournament isn't going to happen which blows my mind. Probably the best forty event in America isn't going to happen and it kind of reminds you how naive we were because all it took was a couple people really one person at first to get it and then it changes everything and and now just given the numbers giving how much spreading the realizing that this is just the tip of the iceberg. This isn't a going away anytime soon. Why didn't we see this coming in? I think Adam silver did and probably other people. But we're thinking like you're thinking that just keep going on but obviously it was a matter of days not weeks or anything. Men are days before some got some guy in the NBA tested positive for this and it was going to have to be shut down time and they. It's not like these guys are immune to every disease so it was going to happen and we just but yet we were still blindsided by. It was just like Whoa. How can they shut the whole thing now? I'm still I'm still sort of weird. You know because I read stuff and basically we're all gonna be eventually be exposed to this stuff this virus and obviously the thing now is we want to extend this exposure Aso. We don't all get hit once with virus. Which would cause a lot of people to die? Necessarily and I probably be right in the forefront because the demographic of the people who are the perfect target for this little virus thing. But it's yeah we we should've seen it coming in. But it's and we have no idea now how long it's GonNa stay just kind of a a little aside the second person in the NBA. Get Corona virus was Don Mitchell. Who's obviously another all-star caliber player? This the other best player on the jazz and there were reports coming out that a lot of players were frustrated because apparently Rudy Gobert been kind of Cavalier. Now it handled the whole thing and obviously he made that joke couple of days ago after the press conference retouched every single recorder. And I'm friends with some of those jazz or beat writers and they're being quarantined and Oklahoma City now and so you know. They can't travel. They can't do anything and you know it's real people's lives are being affected by this and I store a couple months ago on Dob Mitchell's relationship with their Paschal and it was an exclusive type deal. I went to the jazz team. Hotel which I believe is the four seasons Down off market and I sat down with them. I sat down with them in the coughing. It's okay I'm okay. I sat down with them in like an auxiliary room at the hotel and I was told before walking in from the jazz. Pr staff you cannot be sick in any way like you can't be coughing. You can't be you know we can't have you in that close proximity with Donovan. If you're you know if you're if in any way health wise and it was because apparently Donovan is total Germaphobe. He is whole freak when it comes to that stuff and you know he had a he had. What's it called emergency yet? Emergency in his water bottle and he apparently does it all the time. Just to guard against you know getting sick and and. I was a little nervous because actually did have like a mild cough at that time until I didn't WanNa cough at all during our entire hour-long sit-down because I was worried freak out and get up and storm out of the room because I had said that I wasn't sick which I wasn't really sick but I was kind of like and so I really imagine how he feels he's like dude like I am the biggest Germaphobe ever. I'M BE NEAT freak. Ever and here I am with the corona virus. Okay by the way I wanna read this story in the paper because this is an interesting story and yet I did not know this until you just mentioned that. It was the first thing I thought of when I saw today that Donald Mitchell current virus I'm sure it's going to only. It's only going to exacerbate his his cleanliness. More as he gets healthy and gets the truth is hoping I think he'll be fine. I think repair find. They're in peak physical shape. I'm more worried about someone like Tom. Hanks who is around your age right and and yeah. That's right. He's an old guy. Rub It in buddy. Hey listen I'm worried about you and you folks. I've told Connor this the other day. I said if you were a person who wanted to get the corona virus the first thing you would do. Is you go out and get yourself a job as an NBA? Beat writer for newspaper. Has that if there's anybody's susceptible to getting any kind of sickness and viruses would be an NBA writer. You guys are constantly on the road. You're you're overworked. You run down your working Dan night. You're traveling you're in airports crowded arenas constantly your like neon sign in your head saying germs come and get me and So I don't even know him here doing this podcast with you. Frankly I was. I was joking with a friend of mine the other day and I was like if anyone's going to get the crow virus. It's GonNa be me and he was like he didn't even laugh. He was like yeah totally. It's GonNa be was like sweet all right. I'm glad we're glad we're in agreement about that. So but the weird thing about this situation is we. We don't have any answers. There's a story today. That basically said we have no idea what's going on. No one knows what's going on. There's a lot of questions we're just getting the point with our starting to maybe figure out what the question the right questions to ask our. This is so unprecedented. Nothing like this ever happened. A major professional sports history. The the League announced that you know they're not going to they're going to suspend operations for thirty days The all teams are barred from practising or doing any sort of group work out until at least March Sixteenth. They want teams and players to self quarantine especially the ones who came into contact with the jazz within the past week or two Luckily the warriors have not played the jazz since early January. They haven't even played anyone. Recently that played the jazz recently except for the wizards who played the Jazz on March First. So the wars are probably fine but you know you never know the worries are actually in the same position that we're all in where everyone kind of. Oh so they're all getting tested right. Well actually no. Because they can't find any testing kits they are getting tested on as symptomatic base. If you have any symptoms come in and get tested. But I was talking to someone today. He said we can't find any kids..
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"Couple and and and have you know as as building blocks because been affordable on those on those rookie contracts who who can help you in high level high stakes it's been a complete re revelation in these first five games he to me in that draft and he he's already proven to me at least that he so he came out of Villa Nova knows what he's doing makes a lot of good decisions I've been really impressed continued to be thrown in the fire and then Jordan pool who has shown tonight he had a pretty good game twelve points Evan from three the thing that I like about him is even when his shot hasn't in June as a rookie that says a lot and so I think they're excited about but I think you're right about pool and past And I think coming into competes sticks his nose in there so I think that's that's something to keep watching I think you're that'll be an interesting thing on a backtrack because that's all you now Hispanic so why don't we keep running offense so that they don't know interesting symbols he was he's been very insistent about that but he's at a point where to even be competitive in these games be playing next season it's weird it's a complicated system they're going to go forward with and one other thing that's interesting to me is that are least they're eight guys who have yet to prove that they belong to them belong at this level that they can play and really this is kind of one huge long last here take a fire me because because I belong you know guys you know you you name it market Marcus Chris haven't stuck or you know haven't really found their footing yet in the league and so should definitely have the motivation on on a personal level these guys are playing for their own lila prospect after who impassable is the next one that gets you excited Chris Women and grooming the young guys it's like okay but steph stayed healthy even von stay healthy all those guys those guys were still going to get major they going to do you just you just gotTa Kinda put a smile on your face and try to find some sort term solutions you know deeming early maybe he does enough recording earlier is Kendrick Nunn I'm sure everyone's seen what he's done so far year old rookie who's a couple years removed from Oakland University it was one of the best arguably the best player in the Warriors G. League team last season where a guy last season and I went to a couple of their games and I remember really strong physically a little undersized but you know you you Lhasa offseason they felt like you know that's not really what we need right now we have plenty of offense maybe he would have taken a two way if not definitely would've taken a a guaranteed contract under the warriors obviously get the closest look at them and it's clear that he can in Santa Cruz air miles spoken really highly of him in college which is why he was cut from the team at Illinois and ended up at but yeah I mean you hate to play that what if game I obviously has been downright underwhelming so far Marcus Chris I I don't know what happened to gene and I I'm not sure why that is what do you think it's I didn't know Chris Capacity we did and you're right the dribble handoff the between the we're almost always makes his decision on what you on the other end of the floor and so that's what I think is and suddenly the even though they still don't have combined the front were they were getting blown out permits the whole game which was weird to me I mean why don't you play everyone especially with Steve a lot of positives there's just it's nothing but the absolute peak of the NBA season going to work until June govern the finals and then you know fun get be.
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"Senator discussed the aftermath of Friday's news that Steph curry will miss at least three months right next to the court being deconstructed here at chase sitter after the and because the news of the day prevailed and that was steph curry is going and had surgery this morning in La and he'll be out at least I talked to hand specials today she said that that's not own it was if it was on join if it was on a ligament or cassettes that's what the warriors are going to look like a lot this year I guess maybe the the I mean I remember showing up to media day a month ago playoffs I mean they have three all stars without clay and with friends say every day and then you show up the first day of training happen which is a major injury to staff we we've said all along it Steph even misses a couple of weeks condition that's affecting his hamstring and there is no clarity about how long he'll be out big minutes right now who's GonNa be out three weeks and then dream on green and I would guess that he's not GonNa play tomorrow against Charlotte so they have a and even before draymond had the finger injury he's already dealing with the back a knee in an IT forces everyone to recalibrate not just their expectations but just was the offense was totally different obviously without steph their entire so in kind of run a system similar to what wrestle ran last season in Brooklyn he's really struggled in his first four games playing off of staff had the worst was he was dominant for stretched to the game had a really good first half then Alec burks is going to be a nice score for them off the bench but I'm not sure you can can for de Ngelo Russell at the pick and roll so we're GONNA see a lot of that on the other end of the court they've easy on them as as they can so stark we different than what you've seen the last five years still has some firepower it's not going to be near the top of the league with without Steph so they need players outside of dream on in as you alluded to dream one's pretty banged up and team because Dan because Damian Lee who's a to a contract player did not play in the things right now that that he is enjoying the mentoring and he's trying to go slow with these young guys well and how much he enjoys kind of bring these young players along because he likes winning more than anything is a sore loser he's one of those competitive people live he is road I say we effing suck totally unprompted a little bit of I don't WanNa say he's acquiescing to the situation but he's I actually think in a lot of ways that this injury to staff if the if everything goes right they may be still playoff series if Klay Thompson comes back first round series for a franchise that has made the last five are totally tank and be in a position to get a top for one day they got Andrea doll trade with Memphis you have unhealthy clay and conceivably a healthy gansler Russell is not going to be fit with with with Steph and I saw nothing oh maybe it'd probably need to be a bigger package but there's a lot of honest talk because well all I'm saying here is that there are possibilities whereas this season there Oh middling teams around NBA that he can be go to guys still could they stay close enough to that eight spot in the playoffs for when Claes healthy and they're not playing for a playoff spot now it's a one I think that's that's exactly right and to you the key to this offense and we're gonNA try to play it that way now they have no choice now they have to play I'm Ben then he has good numbers he has great videotape to sell other teams and maybe plus a stock market crash an assassination attempt and a Martian invasion the focus now turns toward developing the young guys grooming them hopefully a.
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"I'm Peter Hart, LA your concierge for culture in the bay area. The big event is a podcast, so local and fun and random that we've interviewed Jerry Rice and jello Biafra and recorded two episodes paying tribute to Britos download the big event today. Here we are. It's almost two AM Toronto time, full disclosure as of this moment, I have a flight in less than six hours hoping to change it air. Canada's. Cool bought that, but in exhaustingly entertaining game that we witnessed game to the NBA finals warriors one hundred nine two hundred and four a game that they were down twelve in the second quarter a had one of their signature third quarter blitzes. But the, the story line really. Extends far beyond any your stereotypical warriors third quarter blitz. Overcame a bunch of injuries tonight. Tons of adversity just to kinda run through them real quick. Steph curry was dehydrated earlier in the game, even had some energy gels to kind of get over that started over six ended up finishing twenty three points to. Andrea Dala collided in market Seoul, and the second quarter with an apparent vote phone to the ground with an apparent head injury. Ended up coming back starting in the second half and hitting the most important shot of the game down the stretch Klay Thompson was huge for the warriors with a team high twenty five points eighteen of which were in the first half ended up leaving midway through the fourth quarter with a hamster torn pull hamstring. And the warriors overcame all that they also over came. An injury to add was chest injury to Kvant loony, who, as we all know has been arguing the warriors must reliable center all season with him sidelined DeMarcus cousins and his second game back from a quad injury that silent lined him since game two of the first round had to play. Big minutes. Log twenty eight minutes was really I thought solid in those minutes, eleven points, ten rebounds, six assists and did a lot of the dirty work, especially down the stretch this game turned into a slope fest. The warriors went five plus minutes without a single point in the fourth quarter and we're still able to pull this one out, Scott. I just I tried to I tried to streamline all the adversity as quickly as possible. But it was quite a sight to behold. It felt like every other second something crazy was happening in your mind was this. Was this one of the most resilient performances you've ever seen? And I'm not I'm gonna I'm just gonna keep it open ended that you've ever seen not worse ever. First of all, in terms of you're catching a flight and five or six hours, something like that. This series is so exciting now you shouldn't have to sleep the next week and a half. So don't worry about that. You'll just be. Up twenty four hours a day with excitement. But this was a. When you go back five years in this five year run. This has got it ranked really high in terms of, of big wins. This was considering all the stakes if they go down to nothing to Toronto going back home, forget about going back home, because that's no longer sacred. But. Good on two zero two team that had just super pumped up and really starting to super believe in itself, and it's playing the warriors, as you wrote it was playing like the warriors did five years ago when they launched this thing with that enthusiasm and creativity and, and fire and all that stuff going on to two out of that group. Where's are in trouble? They got to scramble and the first half Klay Thompson who put scored the first eight points for the warriors, and everybody else has missing. Everybody else was misfiring. They weren't playing well they didn't start. They didn't start playing till the like the very first half. So for the first three halves of this NBA finals, they sucked the worst kind of sucked and to pull themselves out of that fix that. That's a huge and this huge save. No. It was. It was it was one of those games. I think I wrote the semi game story. It was one of those gutsy performances that Lin's credence to. Cliche. Phrases like championship pedigree and winning DNA and all those kind of catch phrases that championship teams like the bandy about, and as sports writers, we often roller is because, you know, it's a lot of a lot of terms like that can be overused. But tonight was an example of why those phrases are actually based in something real because the warriors in my mind, one tonight, because they do have that, quote unquote championship pedigree. They're so comfortable with each other, when they're down twelve game two in their guys are going down left and right. They're not panicked. They're not afraid. They're, they're not overwhelmed by any moment. They have utmost confidence that they can win under any situation. Everything seemed to go there go wrong for them and efforts half. And yet, there are only down five points. Halftime. And as Draymond green put post game we can overcome a five point deficit in ten seconds. So that's whatever. They opened the third quarter with on an eighteen Ron, I believe dating going back to the second quarter that ended up being like a twenty four to one run twenty to nothing run. Which I believe according to my stat crew who had fest fed me, feeding me from bacne office that twenty and nothing run was the longest run in an NBA finals in the era of since the ABA. So that goes back three decades. Plus I, I wish I'd had that my game store phenomenal stat. But that, that whole sequence was an example of win. The warriors are dialed in even without Kevin Durant. They're just on stoppable. I mean they made the raptors look down. Right. So in the raptors are a very very, very good team. I think the raptors might be the best opponent. The warriors have had throughout this run, and I include that thousand sixteen casting, you might be right because. their overall balanced and just that their team spirit. You know, the clippers had a great team spirit in the first round, but they were clearly overmatched. They don't have the talent. These guys have the talent. They have experienced they have surgery Bach. And then they got they got all these guys who have been to the finals play deep and meaningful games. These guys are not afraid, and they have this group belief in themselves, and their backed by the entire nation of Canada, which is gone beserk. And you know it was a quick aside before the game. These people line up for hours and hours just to get into a park next to the arena, so they can stand and watch and cheer together watching a big screen outside. It was almost cute some company had handed out crowns, like, we're, we're the kings of the north kind of paper crowns, look like Burger King crowns, but this paper things you get and thousands and thousands of these Canadian fans are wearing these silly paper crowns, but they are so fired up. It was it was going to call. So this is kind of atmosphere, as the warriors nothing to walk outside and see all this stuff, but there are aware that they're facing more than just a pumped-up team there. They've got a whole nation against him. Yeah. In this fully a huge game on several levels. I mean I looked at the numbers earlier today and teams that have gone down to oh. In the play offs. Have a ninety four percent chance of losing the series. And so if the words had lost his game if any team is capable of coming back from a two deficit in the playoffs is def definitely these warriors, but just to typically the odds are so stacked against them, especially with the as banged up his air. Yeah. Especially with how as banged up as they are. And you don't know what Durant status? You know, he there's no guarantees will be back for game three or even game four for that matter. But now that the series is tied one one and they're going back to Oakland for homecourt advantage for two games. And you you're looking at potentially getting Durant back. I mean it feels like the warriors are in a really good sparring. Oh, yeah. Yeah. Definitely. And I don't know just looking at the, the sheet one thing that jumps out at me is the assists because as we had we know when the warriors are their best. They're going thirty pluses fists the night. They had thirty four assists, which is great. But then you look at at Toronto, which is trying to play warrior type ball. They had seventeen assists, so thirty four to seventeen insists that's the one staff that really jumps out at me and, and, and show and shows out what kind of where your game this was on offense and defense. Yeah. No, I, I agree. And one thing that was interesting about this game, too, was you got some really timely contributions from from guys Quinn. Cook at nine points off the bench. A couple of really big shots in that fourth quarter. The fact that he's even playing in those crunch minutes, kind of boggles my mind. I mean think about where this team was three weeks ago two weeks ago when guys like drip, co Quinn, cook, Jordan bell, could not even sniff the floor. And here they are getting meaningful minutes. Drip comb, belt and get a ton of time tonight, but Quinn, definitely did and Affonso was key at times and Andrew bogut who did not play in the last game. Definitely helped at time. So. Kind of kind of just reinforces the whole strength in numbers philosophy and I think that's one huge difference between the warriors and the raptors. And I think that's a big reason why the warriors wanted I you look at the raptors lineup own the only played eight guys and you know you had, you know all three of those bench guys playing sixteen plus minutes. And this is after steam entering the series was supposed to have a much better benched in the warriors as most supposed to have a much better depth. But the reality of the situation is that I really only I think that the raptors have three really good bench guys. The three guys that played tonight Fred van fleet. Surge bach. Norman Powell OG a new book. I don't I don't know how to pronounce his last name. So OG the guy from Indiana, I believe, second or third year player. He's, he's athletic wing cadet play. But he's coming back from appendicitis. He was technically available to play tonight, but. Just wasn't realistic for him to play in this high stakes game. He's a guy who if healthy, I think it'd be a real help, but, you know, he's just not. And then you have Patrick McCaw, you know who we are all wealth very familiar with played game one but not a real difference maker, Jeremy Lin. You know, he's a guy who is obviously well known but is kind of, I think, in empty stats guy, not really going to help you at this stage, so. Well, I guess what I'm trying to say. Here is that the warriors bench isn't that isn't as isn't that much worse than the raptors bench. Even though that was kind of the big advantage for the supposed big advantage for the raptors entering the one thing about the warriors bench. When you look at it, there's not one guy. The eight guys played off the bench Knight who you look at it and say, we know every night, what the warriors are going to get out of that guy. They're going to get a solid twelve minutes this, and that these guys are all over the map. Sometimes they have great game. Sometimes they don't. But it to me, it shows what a curry, I'm sorry. What Steve Kerr's built, you know, it's not just his as corny slogan, strength in numbers, but he builds a confidence in these guys. And for instance tonight, Quinn, cook clanged his first two three point shots. And they one was claimed off the rim barely made contact the other one was really bad. And of course, Kerr didn't have. Lot of leeway because he had guys hurt. So he had to kind of stick with cook, but he did stick with him show confidence in them, and cook came back and stuck three three pointers in a row and the second half, which were huge. So it's weird. It's like a Jack in the box thing, you never know who's going to pop up for these guys. But tonight it was cook and for sure, you know bogut had a couple Elliott's the rim. And. And not off the bench, but cousins was. Not if the bench out of nowhere, and it came in and his plate, it's weird what he seems to give them I think, is like this weird fierceness he plays so hard. He plays he plays like a kid, who just got cut from the varsity coach that gives you not playing hard enough, and I'll give you one more chance. So he goes out there and just kills it. But it's, it's a weird weird chemistry. They got going on. Yeah. No. It's and like I said Durant might becoming back the big narrative after game. One was the warriors need. Kevin durant. And there were definitely times, especially in that first half where I felt like Durant would be so helpful right now because..
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"Know showed in their their performance offensively. They were, you know, not horrible. They really fell off toward the end there. But most of the night they were solid offensively. Kevin Durant was since as small forty five points, six assists, six rebounds. But he made a really key mistake toward the end of the game after hitting that that big bucket with on wanna say with over two minutes left and then eight six seconds later thous- Lou Williams on a three pointer which kind of felt like the turning point in the game. Lou Williams hits the three pointer hits the foul shot and then hits two more shots within a little over a minute span to give them the game changing cushion and the warriors during that stretches went completely silent offensively but crazier things have happened than the warriors going and dropping game six. I mean, this has been such. A weird year that I won't I won't put it past the warriors to somehow beyond comprehension, just laying eggs in gave sakes. And then we're back for game seven everyone's losing their minds because how could that be possible? I mean, let's not forget this is the clippers entered the series as the biggest playoff underdog ever, amber. Like, the I wanna say the warriors were like, a, you know, twenty thousand favorite twenty thousand one or something like insane. Like that. It was just unreal. They they had much better odds to win their first round series than Milwaukee and Machi had significantly better record the regular season. The warriors were favored to sweep the clippers more than some teams were to win their series. Right. So it was absurd. What what Vegas thought? And what I what a lot of thought. What I thought I thought I didn't think there was any chance. This series was going five. And I thought the warriors were talking at the start of the playoffs that they they seem to understand the importance of getting your business done and waiting and preparing for the next team. And somehow that's gotten lost in this series. And I thought it might be that blip in game two. But but now now they gotta play. Now, they gotta fly again and play a game six. Yeah. Luckily, it's. Can you imagine if they're flying Oklahoma City and given all the circumstances, you know, having a flat Oklahoma City or San Antonio which were the two other options than try to fly back and get ready for Houston. That would be that'd be tough. But you know, one thing that's interesting too is I haven't heard I mean, I haven't heard about a formal like players only meeting or any of that type of situation. I know that they're having conversations behind the scenes, but I haven't heard about anything formalized like that. And if if eels like. There's been enough to warrant something like that. And you wonder if if there hasn't been that that formalized type of meeting if it's just because there's not the right? You know, no one feels comfortable enough given amick at the team or you know, Steph is obviously the leader of this team. But he's not I'm not sure if he's the type of guy to do that, and the type of guy to do that would probably be Draymond. And as we talked about, I think on the pod before I wonder how much his voice, really, wait is voice. Really cares at this point that you hit on a an interesting dynamic with this team that their best player is Steph curry, so we should be the leader. But he's not a vocal guy. Right. If anybody's taking leadership from him, it's about the way carries himself in the way, he goes about his business dream on his most talkative one. But they've heard that now for years on years. I think the guys who could call this meeting would be guys I saw Livingston. Andre gala and oftentimes I think Andrea dollars it really good barometer for this team. He probably takes it to the negative a little bit more than all of us because he sees the game. So well, he understands the little details that are wrong. And so part of me says if Andre still hasn't called the team meeting, maybe it's not necessary yet, but that'll be pretty telling because because I think Andrea Sean are the guys who could do that. And if they think this thing has gotten so bad that they call that meeting. I think than than that probably means they're starting to see what what we see right now. There are some fractures in this group. I don't wanna get ahead way ahead of ourselves. But you know, I kinda wanna ask this question throughout the playoffs. Because I think it might evolve over the course of the postseason, but in this moment right now after watching this team lose tonight. Do you still would you still, you know, bet money on the on the warriors, obviously, we can't actually, but you know, what I'm saying that money on the warriors winning the title, or do you think that it's just it's? Not going to happen and more. Specifically, could you really see them? Do you think there's above fifty percent chance of them losing to the rockets? I still look at the sheer talent that they have. And you're right. We cannot bet and nor do we have money to bet Jarrett. But, but if if I did I would still actually take the warriors over the rest of the field that's left in the playoffs. I think they're that talented, but they're making it harder on themselves by everything we're talking about by the little fractures in the group by having to play more games having to fly more often, they're making it hard on themselves. But I I still can't I still can't look at the roster or even look the way they play in six minutes stretches, where it's just beautiful and brilliant. I I still can't believe that that's not gonna win win the championship. Yeah. I agree. And there's a there's a big difference between dropping two games in a series and looseness Sears. And you know, I always it's it's it was not never out of their own possibly the warriors could drop two games in the series, but them losing the series. I mean, they're not gonna lose to say but them losing the series to the rockets. I still don't feel like that is even even though all these circumstances are coming together to make tougher. I just don't see the warriors actually losing that series. I actually don't think Houston is as good of a matchup against the warriors. A lot of people think, and I know I might be on island about that feeling that way. But it will see is it's going to be interesting at the end of the day as reporters all we can ask for stuff, the right and interesting things, and there has been no shortage span, a probably the most interesting year. I've been on the B I'm only in your three. But it's been way more interesting last season, which was honestly, very boring. The entire seat narrative of the season was complacency which is probably the lamest storyline. You can have. And then the previous season. It was all about integrating Durant, which was kind of interesting, but you know, after Cimber January that was those pretty good ago. This season is just there's been so many things that play so many moving parts and with the big cloud hanging over this team that is the summer knowing that nine free agents are going to be hitting agency nine of fifteen guys. Lot of them are key pieces. One of them has got him. Kevin durant? Who I think a lot of us believes leaving. That's it's crazy. It's it's well for as someone who's, you know, kinda relatively I don't wanna say new to the b because you cover the beat so long, but you're new in terms of being around the team on a regular basis. Again, how how has this experience been for you? You know, entering at such a kind of pivotal time potentially in his franchise history. It's fascinating. Because you're right. As riders all you want is a great storyline. Right. And I think the conflict trying to watch a group that that knows how to rise up. But can they do it? I think all of the these story lines are intriguing, and that's what we want. Right. We want it to be interesting. We want stories to tell the readers, and they're certainly doing that not fun. Not fun. I rescue. I was appreciate you. Joining me, a we will reconvene when I get back to LA was not planning to go to lay tomorrow. I literally had not yet not even cross my mind that I might be flying out tomorrow when I came to renew tonight. I think I turned to Mark Medina midway through the game. Who were Merck's worse. The Mercury News. And sits next meet every game as like, so. Yeah. The gives Friday, right? So we'd have to fly Morrow. Right. Okay. So I should book that potentially raft the game. Okay. Good to know. Because it literally like I hadn't even looked at the schedule. Like, that's where my mind was at. And I I think the words kinda was too. So yeah, it'll be fun by by an a beer down in LA since you guys go out without. Yeah, we probably will. And we might be podcasting after we do that. So it'll be fun. That'll be better than this. Silly.
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"Beautiful basketball. Wasn't just one on one stuff. Yeah. A lot of times it feels like win Durant. Has a big game. The warriors kinda need to sacrifice what they do. Well in kinda just feed him Bryce elation situations. That was definitely not the case last night. He was getting his shot in the flow of the offense. They're moving the ball. They win Durant. Wasn't knocked down shots. Other guys were getting open lugs. He found found clay for several easy shots, including that big dunk. He found Kvant for a bunch of open looks. He he knocked down to mid-range jumpers jumpers which were not used to seeing from Vanni also had several dunk. So I think offensively that's exactly what the warriors wanna be doing at thirty five assists anytime there over thirty. They're feeling good about themselves that bunch of passes in the the clippers who defensively had given the warriors so much trouble in the second half of game two with that what the warriors called gimmick defense. Basically they over guard the parameter and try to prevent three pointers and. And threaten the double or triple team on Durant. That did not seem to be much of an issue last night. Yeah. Yeah. The whole thing worked really well. And now we have to wait and see if that works against the clippers for two more wins. And then how that carries over into the next series assuming the warriors get past this series. Definitely. And did from your perspective did game to kind of feel like a turning point at not just in this series. But potentially in this postseason for the warriors. Yeah. Because you know, everybody talks about wake up calls and turning points and stuff like that. But to me that was more than that was more than a loss that was more than a loss to opponent. You should never lose to that was a like a disastrous meltdown that was embarrassing. That was I think that was the the maybe the big takeaway for the warriors. They they're embarrassed by that game. They're humiliated. You can't you can't blow up lead that bay. You know, everybody NBA. Everybody's book blows leads every night, you pick up the newspaper, and you read it sewn so one after coming back from twenty six points behind her. But at thirty one point leading to bad team in the playoffs that doesn't happen. And that was I think once to get towards the end of the play offs. And if they make the finals, and then win the championship that's going to be seen as a turning point. I game to where they just just blew that game at their armpits. Yeah. I mean. That was just one of the most stunning games. I've ever covered him. I I'm not looking for sympathy from the listener. But that was one of those nights where early in the game. I turned a to Mark Medina from the Mercury News sits next to me. I said autonomy easy night. You know, I'm gonna write most my story during the third quarter. You're the guy that jinxed it forest. Yeah. Pretty much. I had this whole whole narrative ready to go. And then what happens, you know, the the clippers come back from down thirty one ended up being one of the most stressful deadline situation. My life was able to file in time. We had the game ended at I wanna say taint twenty eight in in. My my deadline was ten thirty. And so I had to somehow make sense out of that game within two months with within two minutes of the phone. Buzzer. Hopefully, I did that the reader can be the judge of that anyone who picked up the print addition of the chronicle the next day, but the the one of the other big takeaways from that game. And you know, it's a crazy game win losing DeMarcus cousins for the rest of the postseason likely is not the biggest storyline, obviously, the historic nature that claps was but. What we saw last night was the first full game post cousins you saw the center rotation. He saw Andrew bogut starting Kvant looney getting the lion share of minutes off the bench in that spot. What were your thoughts on how that group was able to come together in the wake of a horrific injury to DeMarcus one thing in? I don't wanna be insensitive or cruel to DeMarcus cousins or anything like that. Because it was really come back from that achilles injury. And he worked really hard, and he really wanted to fit in. And he was a good teammate by all accounts in the guys enjoyed having around. But my sense is that while he had some really good games, and he made some contributions, and he helped him in some ways that it still wasn't a perfect fit DeMarcus cousins with the warriors wasn't a perfect fit. They're working out. And they they would have kept working or not and they wanna kept working on it. But he made a may have been used less and less as a playoffs went on. And. I guess this long way of saying that in some ways, I don't want overstate of some ways that they might be better off with the group. They have now because bogut certainly is fit and reading play. And kevon looney is looks great and backup role. So, you know, I don't again, I don't want to say too bad see at DaMarcus, we didn't need you. But in some ways that. Yeah. I guess that's what I'm saying. I do think there's such a thing as having too many often obgyns, and I think that's what you saw at times with the Marcus. When you have a score of that caliber in the low post, you it's on you as Steve Kerr to find ways to get him involved to defined him in his spots to drop plays for him. But in doing that, you're kind of taking your taking away some of what Kevin Durant and play Thompson Steph curry do. And I think what you saw last night was I don't wanna say a relief. But there was definitely some sort of satisfaction of getting back to what they're most comfortable with you know, the blueprint that they leaned on to really to win their last two NBA tattoos because they didn't have really this entire run. They haven't had a Goto big, man. They haven't really had to go to big man before cousins since maybe what joke Joel berry, Joe bigger, Carol. Which is way before my time. And so I I also think that this series was not a great matchup for the markets. And it was it was almost a little awkward because it was his first ever postseason. There was obviously a lot of hype around that a lot of excitement around that storyline. And he goes out and game one really struggles because the clippers don't really have a prototypical seven foot center who plays big minutes. They they start the kazoo zoo Bach who is solid, but he's not near the player that mantras hair. Liz. So you know, what Doc Rivers has been doing understandably is starting zubec- but breeding bringing Harrow off the bench in playing him. The lion share minutes at at center in cousins is not a good matchup for Harrow. He he's not quick enough defensively he was getting exploited on picking roles. And you almost a little bad for him in game. One obvious way worse for him game to form into that game goes down with that quad injury. But the reality is this is a better match it for camman looney and Kvant
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"Agent, and he doesn't get any other offers. You just okay, okay. He's going to he's going to come back. He didn't get any other offers it and have to match anything coming back. But he got no offers and he's still not signing. And obviously a leverage move. I think it's some advice. He's getting from his agent of heard that he wants a two year deal and the warriors aren't willing to give him that because of how the salary cap, and what have you shapes up next year? But I gotta wonder how risky of move. This is at this point. Because you know, they had a great relationship until this. And you wondered does this take a toll on the goodwill? They've built to the warriors get to the point where like man, if you're not gonna you're not gonna sign we're getting into training camp here. We're just going to move on and find someone else. Yeah. Well, I don't know how many cards he's really holding as if he were to disappear forever. It'd be over that in a second. They would. I mean, it's as good as he looked two years ago last year, he regretted very bad injury. But you know, he's not a reliable outside shooter. He's a pretty good defender, but you can find wing defenders. He just. They're looking for. They're looking for for shots off the bench. They had one of the worst three-point percentage is off the bench in the league. Maybe it was at the last in the league and three point shots. Yeah. And so they're looking to Quinn cook. And hopefully Evans to do some of that, and they wouldn't expect that from McCaw..
"warriors" Discussed on Warriors Off-Court
"If he's kinda sitting situationally late in games because they want a better defender at how does he handle that as a guy who's probably never been benched at any point in his career? Those are a few things that I think are going to be. Interesting. But the reality is if he can just play a role defensively and take some of the work off of Durant and green and the regular season in that low post. And then if you look at it in the playoffs, he actually matches up pretty well with a couple of the guys that they probably are going to see in the finals, I'll Horford from Boston and dwell bead from Philly, I actually think he matches up well defensively against them. And I think that will be a really nice asset that they didn't have come, you know, potential finals matches. It was going to say, you know, it's he's coming into an era in which there aren't a lot of really high scoring centers. You know, it's all teams are teams are destroying the opposition from the outside now, and we saw that with Houston cappella does this thing, but I don't think appel A poses a huge threat to DeMarcus cousins in terms of his offense. And like you say guys like him bead, you know, he he can he can score. He's very raw. And in cousins, I think he'll have a big problem. I think just it just to kind of clog up the paint. You know, he's not going to have to be super agile trying to guard a, you know, Kareem or somebody who's used to devastating low post score because they don't really exist. He's one of the few. So I think that'll help him. He won't be asked to guard another center like him because there really aren't many. Yeah. And you know, this was obviously the biggest news from free agency. But free agencies not over you know, the warriors have thirteen guys on the books now for next season. I've been told that they wanna go into training camp with fourteen because they wanna have that fifteenth spot flexible for various reasons, and I think that's probably probably makes sense. So the big question is Patrick McCaw comeback. He he has a qualifying offer as far as I know he has not gotten a better offer that the warriors of. Had to match it's looking likely that he'll come back next season. And if he does I think he'll fill that fourteenth spot if he doesn't, you know, it's anyone's guess who ends up taking fourteen spot. David west still has made no formal announcement about whether or not he's gonna retire. I would be shocked at this point if he returned he has said publicly that he his two options. His personally his two options were come back to the warriors or retire doesn't look like he's coming back to the warriors. I would think he retires. And he's been coaching a you this summer, and it looks like he's kinda just transitioning into retirement. So that's definitely something to watch one one thing that kinda got some buzz this morning was DeMarcus cousins is wearing number zero which collars number zero. And everyone's like, oh does that mean not playing anymore? Well, no before before he even signed cousins went and talked to God said, hey, can I wear your number and they made some deal and cousins joked today that. That makasi. Good negotiator. So and then people in the film when I tweeted that people were tweeting. I mean, oh, so that means he's going back. It doesn't mean anything. It's just when you have a guy who's a restricted free agent. You he's still it's still technically as numbers. So you need to have a conversation with him. That's all it means. It's like, Marcus smart. No my God. The Celtics aren't in touch with me. Well, what's going to happen? Whereas you're gonna go. Well, he went back to the Celtics. All right on a nice deal. So I would like to see what cost with the warriors. I really like him. He's super athlete. He's good on defense. He's he's been shaken by the bad injury. And I think he didn't come back shooting as well as he had in his rookie year. But I don't know. I think the guy's got some stones. I think he's he's he's an NBA player. I think he would fit. Well, there maybe as a off the bench shooter. You know, a guy who can drill the three. I'm not sure I don't know where they were..
"warriors" Discussed on Warriors Off-Court
"There's some dispute whether or not New Orleans had an offer. But he says there was no offer. So he actually called Bob buyers and said, hey, can I sign for the mid level? And of course, you're not going to tell four-time all-star, arguably the most skilled big man in the league that he can't sign for five point three million dollars. So just another example of how far the wires of calm. This is a team that not that long ago struggling to get free agents. And now they're having guys like DeMarcus cousins, call and ask for contracts. But I personally think it's an ideal situation for both teams. For one thing DeMarcus. He came rehab, not only his body and have plenty of time to come back from that injury. There's going to be no pressure for him to return quickly, given what the warriors have available, but he also can resuscitate his image. You know, he he can prove that he can be on a winning team that he can he can play a role that he can swallow his ego a little bit, and he can be a winner. This is the probably the most towns of player in the league. That's never played in a playoff game. He's been the league nine years as never played in the playoffs, which is kind of crazy when you think about it you have to keep in mind that seven of those seasons where with the Sacramento Kings. But the pelicans actually played better without him. You know when he got injured they played better in the made the second round of the playoffs. So I think there's a little bit of a chip on his shoulder because of that what do you what why do you think this this marriage could work? I think what you said about the timing is that it's it's. Such a relaxed situation for both. You know, he's not going to be rushed in. I think it'd be it'd be almost a kind of bizarre. If he were just going to be the starting center from training camp on just like just it's jolt. I mean this way even though he won't be running at full speed in practice. He'll be able to run through the sets. You know, where they expect him to be on the floor at certain times, you know, w dumping the ball into the in the low post to him at some point. They can just work on these things. There's no way he could simulate being in a fast break with the warriors. And I think that's you know, as we look ahead, maybe a little too early. But you know, they there are times when they're coming down the floor four or five times in a row and clear Steph is casting off dream on his casting offer or Igwe dolla and all might not even find cousins, and he's not been known to get back on defense necessarily on a consistent basis..