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Fresh update on "warriors" discussed on Sports Talk with Bobby Hebert and Kristian Garic
"I'll send it over to master control where we find Mark Menard on the Pelicans update they're taking on the Wizard's tonight. Thanks Christian. Currently the end of the first quarter of First World just ended and the new and New Orleans pelicans trail the Washington Wizards, but not by much. 32 28. The Wizards have come out hot shooting from three point range, and we know that that's been a big problem for the pelicans, eh? So far in the bubble 32 of their three losses have come because they could not handle A team shooting from long range. Very well. So the pelicans right now. They've only got six turnovers as well. And I'm going to tell you this. I thought they had more than that. I was surprised the numbers that locals have seen him throw the ball away a couple of times here when when you a really frustrating moment in the game, but Washington's Ah, three pointers there 58 62.5%. They're shooting 57.9% from the field. The pelicans admit, meanwhile, is shooting 50% from the field. But only 28.6% from three point range. There, too, for seven, So that's an area where you know, usually A little bit better at three point shooting than that. So you expect that pick up a little bit as the game goes on. Still, you know, it's it's early. It's Ah, second quarters just getting underway. A four point disadvantage for the pills in the early going here, 32 28. What's the reason why teams could shoot so well on a perimeter against this team? Well, I think they have trouble communicating on defense. I think that's the biggest issue and look when a team is shooting well from three point range. What does that mean? It means you gotta cover Mohr of the floor and that's where your communication breakdowns can really be. A beast has shown, you know, given a spotlight. Eyes because You know, if you have to cover more of the floor, then that means you have to stretch your defense further out, and you have to communicate far better when your cover in that much ground so The fact that the pelicans don't communicate well on defense really gets shown off when teams are hot from the three point range, like like some of these teams have been in their games in the bubble. So far, the Wizards have shot well so far, and we'll see if that continues. Now Look, the thing about the Wizards is that you know they're not Of that great of a team, and if they're shooting at well early, sometimes that's not sustainable. So it could be that they cool off here later in the game, especially in the second half, and that might make things a little bit more to the pelicans advantage. But yeah, a teams that can stretch the floor of the three can really exposed this Pelican's defense. Okay, well, then why Why did they turn the ball over the answered three while they turn it over at such an alarming rate. I think it's the fast pace of the offense. I think they're trying to push and look, you can have a fast paced offense with your less mistakes than they make. And and I think a lot of that has to do with. You know, a lot of these guys on this team are new this year, and there's no the first year of a new offense. You're going tohave. You know, people, you know, having mental breakdowns, people making mistakes and when you're trying to play fast, exacerbates the problem. And so you see them throw the ball away a lot earlier than earlier in this game, Brandon Ingram threw the ball away. He was trying to throw an alley oop to Jackson Hayes Hayes didn't get the message, and he just airmailed the bolt into the stands basically way over the top of the gold. So It's just, you know, learning to play together, and we knew that this first year under this new regime was going to be a little bit of a rocky one. I think like I said, that gets exacerbated when you're playing an offense as fast paced as the one that Gentry runs now. The good side of that, though, is that You get those growing pains out of the way. And you get good at it. Well, then you're playing much faster than your opponent and they can't keep up And that's the vision. That's what Gentry did with the Golden State Warriors. They would come down and score so fast and they were so good at scoring fast that they would just blow teams out of the gym. By the time the game was over, because a the fatigue would kick in with teams that are not used to running that that much up and down the floor. And be you know, the Warriors were full of sharpshooters and you know Steph Curry, Klay Thompson. They really change the game in terms of their three point prowess. When you have teams that come down to score that fast, and they're putting up three every time you put up two well, that that adds up to a lot of winds where teams just can't keep up And I think that's what Gentry's vision is. For this Pelican's team. We have guys on this team that can shoot Drew holiday has shown that he can hit the three Brandon Ingram and all around score J. J. Reddick. His whole career has been, you know, predicated on his sharpshooting ability, and then when you add into the mix of guy like Zion Williamson, who could score Pretty much any time he gets into the lane. Then you have the recipe for a team that can be successful in that no vein of play, but it also takes time to acclamation yourself to that, And I think that's what we've seen a lot this season. You would hope that in year two. They've become more used to it and that we see an improvement in those turnovers. So it's something we have to live with for pelicans, fans and hopefully in a remedy itself by being allowed score, folks, and the turnovers won't be magnified as much good job is always mark before we wrap up sports talk here in about 15 minutes. I'll check in with you and get another update. Meanwhile, State wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, speaking to the media will start right here with his first cut. How are you grasping the Saints often so far?.
White House signals support for $600 jobless benefit
"Trump to his credit, and you won't get the credit. But to his credit, Trump and some of the Republican allies in the Senate signal that they want to extend temporarily. These $600 per week expanded jobless benefit in order to fill the gap between now but nobody listened. Nobody listen, They just sort of left. Democrats have so far rejected an extension to anything. And they say the next relief bill needs to move as a complete package. Do you think they'll get punished? By the way? Do you think they'll get vilified in the media? For not wanting to do any work. They passed there. What the hell did they call it? They're heroes package. Which was nothing. But ah loaded down situation with money for special interests and attempt to buy votes for the Democrats in 2020. That's all it was. It was an attempt to purchase the 2020 election with your money. By the way, That's what that was all about. Now. Republicans argue the provisions passed in March at the peak of the crisis has discouraged people from returning to work. As when Ah added to their local inflamed benefit. Some workers are taking in Mohr than they had been paid to work. There are actually people benefiting There are people doing better right now. Not working. So where is the incentive? I mean, people want to go backto work? Sure. Percentage of people do. Some people like sitting around and watching TV. Even though there's nothing on TV, my God! I have seen every friends episode Every single friends episode at least three times since this started because we got into a bad time where there's nothing out there. I mean, show something else. I got really excited. A few weeks ago, they started showing psych marathons on TV. I loved psych for a while, they were showing Xena Warrior Princess Marathon. I like that. Watch those with sound out that kind of stuff. So I like that, but for by and large on a daily basis, I think it's on TBS. The on ly thing. Toe watch that's worth watching that has any entertainment value on TV. That's on TV. That's not streaming or anything like that is friends and I have seen every episode because my daughter is obsessed. And the words, guys. You guys are so lucky. You get to watch this when it was on my God felt lucky. Um, like watching Jennifer Aniston. I'm not gonna lie anyway. Democrats note that many people don't have jobs to return Tio with unemployment hovering around 11% in June, well because the country is not opening back up. So I mean, it's not, you know, one doesn't necessarily equate to the other President Trump was willing to extend the $600 bonus for another week as a bridge, while horse trading between the two sides continued. But the Senate adjourned as he addressed reporters at the White House on Thursday evening. That was a flaw. All right, not everything. I don't care what anybody says. Not everything Republicans do is perfect. Not everything Democrats do is bad. That was a mistake. McConnell sent people home. People are going to remember that That was screwed up, and that was a mistake. There is no reason to go home. There's no reason to adjourn. Certainly not on Thursday. Well, everybody else has to work works Friday. You know has to work on Friday. They should've stayed. They should have hammered it out. That is 100% What they should have done. I don't care what anybody says. That was a mistake, and that's going to cost us in November's just the reality, Trump said. We want a temporary extension of expanded unemployment benefits. This will provide a critical bridge for Americans who have lost their jobs to the pandemic through no fault of their own. This's not anybody's fault, he said, calling on Democrats toe work with him on measures which would stop Americans from being evicted from their homes and to pass another round of direct checks, which which both sides support. You just need to agree on a on a number. Now, of course, Democrats have been married to what they call the heroes. They passed their $3 trillion heroes package. How much time do you think I've actually spent? On the actual bills for this kind of stuff. And how much time do you think has spent on the acronym Do you think they have a subcommittee that comes up with the acronyms? You think there's a group that sits around and then comes up with the thing and with the actual bill and all the money And how long after that, do you think? Do we have to wait until the sub committee comes up with the acronyms? Did you know they got they got they got to test it. It's got to be heroes. It's going to be something positive. Obama and, um, did so. Democrats passed in the House passed a three tailed trillion dollar package last month, which would extend the $600 per week federal boost to January 2021 while also allocated $175 billion for rent mortgage aid again. I don't think I need to be $600. I think that we need the rent mortgage aid, but the bit what's one thing you never hear about? Is the bill was loaded down with money for special interests in an attempt to buy votes for the Democrats in 2020. As a result, it had no chance in the Republican controlled Senate Conservatives have refused to pass a measure. Peter Ki, even eager to keep the fourth aid package to around $1 trillion. On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell unveiled his own heels act. They didn't focus group that one. Heels. I know what they're trying to do, but it sounds like they're a bunch of heels. They needed to do better without one with reduced federal unemployment insurance, But the Democrats won't budge, McConnell said. Day drill redline and sand liability protection. In the next Corona legislation. Otherwise, we're going to get the courts are getting it loaded down. But under liability protection. The courts are getting it loaded down because people are going to view this was an opportunity, too. So we talked about it earlier in the show. People are going to file lawsuits all over the place because somebody some restaurant somewhere didn't require people to cover their mouth when they got something like that. I got sick when I got not shows at this place, and therefore that companies that businesses you know, insurance has to pay me $600,000 because I got covert and I was afraid and the mental anguish with diet. That kind of stuff is gonna happen, so we need liability protection. We don't need $600 every week on top of what the states are giving us. And more than anything else. Everybody on every side. Every side of the aisle needs to come together and talk and negotiate and not just hold their breath and stomp their feet and it was a big mistake to send the Senate home. Huge mistake to send the Senate home because they still have work to do.
Lions place five players on COVID-19 list
"Coming to the Lions, five Lions players were placed on the reserve Koven 19 list this afternoon Kenny Golladay, TJ Haakenson Armani or Warrior, Jalen Elliott and Aaron Sebas. This designation does not mean that all players have tested positive, though the Reserve covert 19 list was created for players who have either tested positive. Or have come in close contact with an infected person.
40 infected with coronavirus after Alabama church revival
"There's a new coven 19 hot spots in northern Alabama. CBS's Kip Jim Crow Sula reports. It involves a church. Dozens of people have tested positive for covert 19 after attending a weeklong revival at the Warrior Creek Missionary Baptist Church in the small northern Alabama Community of Strawberry Pastor Darrell Ross's quote the whole church has got it just about including himself. The church that was founded in the 18 sixties has about 100 members. Now. The pastor says that the church goers, including himself tested positive after the congregation held a series of religious services featuring a guest pastor over the course of several days
How the U.S. Army Lost the War for Twitch
"Wait, the US army has sports teams, and they do. It's kind of weird, but they haven't. Eastwards team called the US Army East sports and they've been around since November, two thousand eighteen. They have been kind of low key, but they have been around the US armed forces have been using E. Sports gaming recruitment platform for years America's Army, a series of video games, developed and published by the US army since two thousand and two, meanwhile in East Sports, the US Air Force sponsored Illeg, and the Austin Major and if you don't remember a uniform air, force sergeant came out to give doodle. doodle the MVP trophies at the Boston Major, but not everyone has been super comfortable with the US armed forces presence in East sports and gaming over the years. There has been criticism of the US Army sports team much like there's criticism of any recruitment material that the US army puts out, and if you don't believe me, just take a look at the response to their initial tweets, many people view the aiming of military recruitment material at younger people as problematic. You've got young impressionable people. Being told that playing a life of video games has somehow prepare them for an actual armed conflict whether you support the existence of a military or not. That doesn't make a lot of sense. That army sports doesn't just promote an unrealistic image of what being in the military is actually like, but they're also targeting their message at people who may not have the skills to be in the army are more receptive to the message because they're playing video games about shooting now. That doesn't mean that everyone is against recruitment just that there are some serious ethical questions about aiming recruiting material at gamers. Gamers, but what happened next is when things really went off the rails for US Army's sports on July first day after that cringe woo, tweet people decided to make a game of speed speechwriting getting banned from the US Army's discord server mostly by linking with article that lists US war crimes and on July eighth sports twitter guy. Rod Slash Breslau shared a video of activists and political consultant Jordan. Going into the US army twitch chat and typing. What's your favorite war crime? Then a link that appear article about US war-crimes before getting ban shortly after cool. Nice really chill guy. Have, a nice time getting banned my dude, the streamer at the time was Joshua's strontium, eight twelve year army veteran, and between his reaction and getting banned, people started to see if they can get on the army's bad side to chat was quickly inundated with more people asking about US war crimes, and quickly getting banned themselves and the US Army wasn't the only branch of the armed forces to get ban happy on twitch all went over to the US news twitch channel, and the whole war crimes stick their two leading to him getting band, and of course more people getting banned for doing it as well, and in the middle of all, this all reported that the US army was posting links. Chat that they said. We're links to give away to win an xbox elite series to controller, and allegedly they actually led to recruitment for them when I reached to the US Army for more information on what happened, and if they were aware that the links, they were sending outlet recruitment forums, they said that the giveaways are in fact real and they've given away ten controllers, setups and chairs over the last year. We have a standard form that is used for all activities, but each action has a marketing code associated with it to ensure this emissions are connected to the correct event or giveaway. The team is exploring options to customize giveaway pages to provide more external clarity KOTOK. Kotok Nathan Grayson reported on July sixteenth that twitch has intervened and forced the US army to remove their giveaway links now I wanNA take a second to say that I think most people who are posting about US war crimes, and getting banned in twitch chat were doing it because they were questioning the morality of recruiting gamers on twitch. I have to imagine that a lot of people getting in on this just want to get in on a big trolling campaign, but many people do feel strongly about this many myself included feel very uncomfortable with the US armed forces, trying to use twitter as an arm to recruit gamers, and some people even feel like these twitch bands. Unconstitutional Warriors Tonight First Amendment, Institute at Columbia University representing Jordan. Wool say that banning him and others from the US Army and navy twitter chats was unconstitutional and a violation of their rights to free speech. The Army and Navy eastwards teams banning of users based on their speech about war crimes as unconstitutional when the government intentionally opens a space to the public at large for expressive activity, it has created a public forum under the First Amendment and cannot constitutionally speakers from that forum based on a viewpoint, these principles apply with full force in the digital spear, including on social media platforms as courts have emphasized in recent cases, basically the US Army and navy twitch channels are a government backed open forum which. Which means a banning US citizens for discussing war-crimes is unconstitutional and violates their right to free speech now when I reach out to the US army, I asked for their comment on the accusation that banning all and others from their twitch channel was unconstitutional, and here's what they told me. The team members did not ban the users because of viewpoints they banned him for behavior intended to harass the great and intimidate which violates the twitch community guidelines. Since the team started on twitch, the had specific chat rules on the page that clearly states harassing behavior will not be tolerated. Those chat rules include not harassing people, not spamming or otherwise disrupting the stream, and not pushing personal agendas quote again with respect to. The US, army sports team social media pages were being spammed with. What's your favorite war-crime memes and questions? The East sports team blocked the term warcrimes in its twitter channel after discovering the trend was meant to troll and harassed the team twitch members used creative spelling to continue related posts, following the guidelines and policies set by the US army eastwards team band users from his account due to concern. Concern over posted content and website links that were considered harassing and degrading nature, and when I reached out to the US Navy, they give me a pretty similar answer. We moderate channel in accordance with our posted channel rules which are available to everyone who chooses to participate in the chat. We strive to allow for maximum freedom of discussion in our chat and seek to only those who break the. The posted rules or engage in personal attacks against our streamers or their family. We have a system whereby offenders given several chances to correct infractions prior to being banned, and our moderators will engage with those who violate the rules to inform them of which channel rules they have broken. This is done in an attempt to to allow for maximum amount of free, civil and open discourse if someone feels. Feels like they have been unfairly man. They have every contact moderator for an explanation and possible unbanning now the warriors of the night. Institute already have a response lined up for that. They say quote Mr. All speech does not constitute harassment under the terms of service which define harassment to mean any content or activities that attempts to intimidate the great abuse or creates a hostile environment for other. Mr Olsen messages drew attention to prior us. Military actions in the context of the army and navy is use of twitch a recruiting tool. His messages were quintessential political speech which lie at the core the First Amendment, so it seems like the US. Army may have really fucked up here. Which is why they're taking a break when I, so they told me the team is reviewing ways to customize its giveaway submission forms and provide more clarity for each of its giveaways. The team has streaming to review internal policies and procedures as well. Well as platform, specific policies to ensure guidelines for participating in this are clear before streaming
Heather Pearce Campbell: The Lawyer You Want To Know
"You know I've often thought Is there an attorney in your life that you actually could like and Is it true that you can actually meet an attorney that you could have a fun and laughing relationship with well? I'm going to say not just yes, but a hell. Yes, so today's guest heather. Pierce Campbell she is a warrior Mama a nature logger, dedicated attorney and a legal coach for world changing. Entrepreneurs Nice Guy Community that is you she's. She's the founder of Pierce. Law P L L C home to her legal practice and legal website worrier. I'm trying to figure out how to get her to shorten that name. A little bit and in or online business that provides legal education and support to information in provides information, entrepreneurs, everywhere, coaches, consultants, online educators, speakers, and authors around the world. This jam and she is here on the show with us today. Let us bring our on Heather Pierce. Welcome. To See. You Doug I'm so happy to have you here. You are way up in the northwest in Seattle so right now. You told me based upon the lockdown mode that we're in right now. Your kids at some. They're creating some havoc. Right behind that door buying. Knew they could come through any second. Let's be honest. Yes, our level of parental control is quite low. So, let's talk about that for a second because you, you have been somebody that has has been online well before this covid crisis hit, and so talk about the differences between before and after covert, and then I wanna get into how we can help a whole bunch of entrepreneurs that are out there. Oh totally. No and that's a great conversation. I mean so many people right now. Online is maybe their only option right so if people weren't online, they're scrambling to get online people who were already online or going online in a bigger way for me personally I have felt the biggest pinch really around scheduling. Being mom, fulltime, and trying to still run my business I, mean I went from like having too much work in the day, even with a full day and childcare to now having way too much work in the day with being mom and everything to my kids and home schooler to my seven year old so the challenges are real, and I've also watched for ways that I can do things differently create efficiencies in my business, or if more people being conversation with more folks who need help, so I personally launched an ask me anything live. That's been going for several months now every Monday. Monday so alive, and people just show up and ask all kinds of legal questions, and I try to serve the heck out of them, and point them in the right direction and give them resources. So that's been a really fun thing to try out. Okay, where where is that because that's new to me so I don't know about and maybe you probably because I am a client of heathers and said Hey I wanna have you on the show and and she has wanted to come on the show since we met just a few months ago. Like where do people get that and how? How? How much of a client attorney privilege to having that much. Going online environment and still feel. Ca You know have that level of confidentiality with clients? Yeah, so that's a great question, so let's be clear that this is not me. Serving people in the context of attorney client relationship this the best way to couch. This is that people can show up and ask questions and I would respond like I would to a whole group. which is that like in this circumstance what I generally recommend XYZ obviously can't be specific legal. Legal Advice, but a lot of business formation questions contract questions. They're the same across states. Anyway, so it's really like an educational call. People can get pointed in the right direction. You know if they've something that is Excuse me specific to their home state like a legal issue that would require. They have an attorney licensed in their state. I mean I always recommend that if they're able to do that that they connect with an attorney in their home state, but. I'm also clear that that's very impractical for a lot of folks to hire an attorney. One on one for you know simple legal questions, which is why I choose to show up and serve people not way. How have you found that over the last few months? Especially did this. Did this arrive as a part of was inspired by the crisis that we're dealing with right now or only? So. How found the reception by those that are out there in the community and trying to take advantage of of of getting some legal answered? You know it's good. I'm limited by my ability to give people enough advance notice so often times I'm sending out the reminder email like first thing. Monday morning in part just because I need to hire more help in my business running some things so there are times where you need. Somebody says hey, heather. You're actually going to be on the air tomorrow at noon. Maybe you think about putting a message out well. That's kind of how we drop this. Which is why we don't get which is fine, which is interesting? I guess it makes sense we don't get. A lot of people necessarily focused on on viewing this live but I look back to the replace, and there's hundreds of replays in some cases of some of the episodes, so it is you're you are providing advice in. You're providing good legal sound information. Maybe they're not getting it at that moment, but maybe. Maybe they have that same question that you're answering so even a week later, if somebody goes back and watches that just to put in your commentary. Here's some of the stuff that we talked about just in case you're open to that. That's right, and that's exactly what I do. I post him to my Youtube Channel had lots of people ask questions and. Email me like what about this and I'll be like. Oh, I just covered that on Monday. Here's a link to the to the livestream so the recording obviously, but it's it's been well received for people that show up the thing that has fascinated me. 'CAUSE each call. We've averaged like six seven eight. People's not a huge group, but I expected people to jump on. Ask a question and jump off. They're staying for the full call, and so I'm having like an interesting conversation with six or seven or eight people for an hour one call. It went for ninety minutes
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signs "long overdue" police accountability bill
"Governor Tim Walz signed a police reform bill into law. These critical reforms are long overdue. They're meant to strengthen transparency and community oversight. They banned, choke holds and warrior training. And expand de escalation training for officers, But we understand this is only a
Minnesota governor signs "long overdue" police reform bill
"Minnesota's new police reform bill is officially signed into law governor Tim Walls signee Minnesota Police Accountability Act on Thursday nearly two months after the death of George Floyd and the first call for police reform, the bill bands, chokehold and warrior style police training for it's a new board to oversee police misconduct claims, and creates improvise I should say improved debt data on deadly use of force.
Civil Rights Trailblazer CT Vivian To Be Laid To Rest In Atlanta
"The nation paid its final respects to the Reverend C. T. Vivian, a pioneer in the civil rights movement, who helped and segregation in the South. He was a close ally of Martin Luther King Jr and is being remembered as a humble and courageous civil rights warrior. Oprah Winfrey extolled his life and accomplishments in a taped message for his private funeral service in Atlanta on his presence. We were always learning more about our country about ourselves. What it means to stand for what is right. He was a giant for justice, Didn't he also served as head of the Southern Christian leadership conference. He died last Friday at
Heavily Armed Fans Guard Statue Of Yogi Bear In Case It Turns Out He Supported Confederacy
"For weeks now confederate statues have been coming down across the country either toppled by protesters or removed by local government says America reckons with its racist history, but things are coming to ahead and Sioux. Falls South Dakota where a group of heavily-armed fans have been guarding a statue of Yogi bear. In case it turns out. He supported the confederacy. Take a listen. Here, with Moore's opie are hanna-barbera correspondent Marcy Hammond mercy. Welcome Hi Leslie. The clip you just heard is the sound of dozens of Yogi bear fanatics who spent the last two days protecting a ten foot, tall statue of the classic cartoon character had a campground in South Dakota wielding assault rifles and clad in camouflage. They say that in the off chance. The animated bear held pro confederacy believes they don't want is fiberglass sculpture. Sculpture Torn down. Here's one of the protesters fill marquis. Who traveled all the way from freaking Aberdeen to help patrol? The Park Yoga's Jelly Stones Funds Spare, and even if he was pro slavery, which we honestly have no idea if he was or not, you can't see racist memory just to appease the social justice warriors I, know I speak for everyone here. Would I say I am prepared to die to defend our? Who strong words have there been any attempts by activists to deface or destroy the statue? There have not and while some would argue. That's because the statue was not in any real danger. Marquis believes it's actually because his crews doing such a good job protecting it I see why of the protesters decided to take a stand now well in light of recent efforts by activists to remove memorials dedicated to Stonewall Jackson Robert e Lee and other southern civil war leaders. This group which has dubbed itself the Jelly Stone militia fears. It's only a matter of time before public opinion turns on its favourite anthropomorphic animal. Here's Marquis again. People are so quick to. To say Yogi. Bear me of harbored pro confederacy beliefs, and therefore should be cancelled, but that completely ignores his rich history, a stealing picking masters his work with Ranger Smith and all the mentoring to providing young bears like boo, boo, we don't know whether he would have stood with the union or fought for southern secession. And until we know for sure I'm going to stay here and she. This statue safe sounds like the jelly stone militias senator for the long haul, our officials, responding State Park Rangers have been attempting to keep the protest peaceful, but haven't always been successful. Take a listen to party with video that Yogi bear fans uploaded twitter today. Only folks. All. Your all the can't hear I just need y'all to register at the front gate and pay seven dollars rounds fee. Oh my God! It's ANTIGA. While we'll clearly tensions remain high marcie. Please keep us updated. As the story unfolds, we all do. That's OPR's Marcy
Minnesota lawmakers ban neck restraints after Floyd's death
"Bill agreement, But Minnesota lawmakers did agree on police accountability before adjourning overnight. Rats and Senate Republicans includes a state wide ban on choke holds and neck restraints as balls a prohibition on warrior style training for officers, representative Carlos Mariani, author The bill, Let's get that propped feeling Minnesota but observing human rights and human dignity. That everybody saw the processes and should be honored by all of our public officials. Senate approved the bill manager, not long after that night. The proposal creates a panel of experts. Arbitrators to handle police misconduct cases in establishes incentive for officers to live in the communities. They police. The West
Prince of Persia VR Escape Room Announced by Ubisoft
"There is going to be a prince of Persia VR. Escape Rem I don't honestly fully understand how this works, but I got excited today. When I saw people sharing screen shots from a new game called Prince of Persia, the dagger of time, but was surprised that it was being shared so casually. You'd think new Prince of Persia with inspire more excitement, but then I looked into it a bit more and realized the screen shots were being shared for Prince of Persia VR escape Rome experience, which is very strange and interesting, but certainly less exciting than a new prince of Persia. Persia game proper I'm going to read the whole description for this thing from its website. It's a long, but I think it answers most of the questions I had about it Prince of Persia. The dagger of time is a virtual reality escape game set in the world of Prince of Persia which enables you to experience time control. You will be able to experience something impossible in real life to slow stop or even rewind time. Quick aside here I think we've done a pretty good job slowing down time to a stop over the course of the last few months so. You can't experience in real life. Continuing the dagger of time takes place in the setting of the Prince of Persia Trilogy Sands of Time Warrior. Within the two thrones, players are summoned to the fortress of time by Kyle, Lena to stop an evil magic. Kylian restores and gives the dagger of time to the players, so they can reach the hourglass shaped and use it to stop the Maj I, and then another quick aside. There's this'll asterisk there that I thought was funny. Because down at the bottom of the page, it says you do not need to have played any of the previous Prince of Persia Games in order to enjoy the dagger of time. I just thought it was funny that they felt like they had to specify that continuing again. The dagger of time is an experienced built around cooperation between players of all ages to achieve shared goal. Collaboration is essential. You cannot succeed without your teammates. Being able to listen and communicate effectively is absolutely key to success in the game to three or four players team up to find a way out of a re-imagined. re-imagined fortress of time to succeed, they need to work together and solve puzzles. The puzzles will require players to interact with objects in their vicinity climb and use certain powers such as the time control. I've got a link to the website and the show notes, and though it doesn't have a release, date does show all kinds of places all over the world where you will apparently be able to play it. During this age of pandemic I. Don't know when I would actually get a chance to check this thing out, but if it's near me. And if it's safe, I will seek it out I. Want to try it I do wish it was just a new Prince of Persia game, or at the very least a VR Prince of Persia game that I play on Oculus at home, but you know this is. Nothing I gas.
Real Madrid win La Liga for 34th time
"Madrid are champions. Champions of Lollygag for a thirty four time this after they defeat be a real two to one. We're joined by Julian Iran and GAB MARCATTI JEWELS I'll start with you Real Madrid at the beginning of the restart. We said it was very likely they would have to win every single game to overtake Barcelona. They've done it and they've done it so easily clinched the league match still to be played. You're right and winds of ten, and there were two points behind boss, not when restarted Lalita. What six weeks ago, something and then they were just unstoppable. They may maybe not always the most. Pleasant towards attacking wise, but so efficient in both boxes so solid defensively. This is the best remedy defense for for the last thirty years, and that was always the plan from Sudan. Is Priority to win our league this season. He promised it. He delivered it and he did it in a very different way than the other titles before that club this this one was built on being very strong, defensively, being very well organized playing as a team and then relying on Wednesday march the goal. Benzene has been fantastic all season. And the defense has been fantastic or season to Wayne Gordon Veyron and says almost at the bag, the two full as well they've been. They've been pretty special I think and on these eleven heightened for eleven title in two hundred nine again. That's one i. told every Nineteen Games. He's putting credible down I don't believe you're all Madrid. Have trailed since the restart. How impressed with their? Performance. have been very good and I think even when people will flag up certain games where they got the rub of the green with with severe and whatnot by I agree with Jules, you look beyond that this is almost another level of around Madrid. It's almost as if when you think about it. The GALACTICO era is well and truly over in the sense that. Korean bedroom is tastic as he was he. He's an Galactico type as much as he is. A warrior hard hat tight you go through the team beaten hazard for most of the season Gareth Bale once again missing in action, other Michigan's on the bench. except for Tony Crows MoD modern as well off the bench a lot of the time we saw a lot of rotation. We saw a lot of grit. We saw a lot of efficiency we saw. I think aside of of Sedan, who previously was seen as just kind of like a a man manager, a guy who didn't necessarily get to involve not screw things up and just let the players play. We saw a guy who is actually very actively coaching when the injured guys came back. You've worked in back in and I. Think in some ways this might be the most satisfying. Of the of the titles that that's it down as one. Jewel so much has been made in recent days. Officials VR helping out Real Madrid even with your Barcelona ways. Will you discredit that argument here? Think, they were the best team all season really since the loss against my. Tober, I they. They've been on another level really in terms of. The results of course the way they were playing. Pretty much everything they did was almost perfect, and even with the pandemic and break they can by flying. As we said with those ten Wayne's, there were so well prepared far better prepare than boss or not folks up. What both fitness wise and tactically as well and I think Don deserves it off great. See Dan priority because he still feels that it doesn't get the credit deserves and what he did before in the past, lally, gainfully seventeen of research I'm visiting in a row that people never praised him enough really sort of our, but you've got Chris overnight. All you've got wet players and you've got a team that was winning before own that kind of stuff and I. Think this one for him will always be very special because he did it. Maybe as we sit in a very different way, but also him as a as a man as manager was very different, and the personal that you especially without Christianity was very different, and I think he will you take? I think far more prides in in many ways to of one this one especially considering that remedy warning since two thousand seventeen. The would always have a very special taste for him this one.
Yoga for Stress Relief with Katie Hay
"So this is a treat I know. How Fun! Yes! Oh, this is Doug of course and I am joined by my wife Katie. Katie Hey, yoga therapists are way t five hundred yoga. There be therapeutic certified. What are your titles thing? You're not in this world profession yoga therapist I T so there's International Yoga International Association of Yoga Therapists and I'm also. I answered defied so. Awesome all the things I don't know if you know this, but your episode, the one. We did on injury prevention for runners. Or you know how to. Use Yoga for Andrew. Mention was like probably are maybe seventh, most popular episode ever out of three hundred twenty five episodes. Thanks everyone for listening to go back and listen to it. See when I said. Yeah, but so that one was so that was really popular, as we were thinking through new guests for the next few months. Like case comeback on people love. They're so welcome back you thanks for having me excited to be here. Yeah, well, life is a little different than it was last. Time your own. Yes, of course. For one, you're pregnant. We. Yeah. But of course, covert and everything else going on. has kind of shifted everyone's everyone's life over the last several months, and so today of injury, prevention or yoga for runner is. We wanted to talk about your for stress, release or stress management. And how you can use different Yoga philosophies whether they're asa like the physical practice. Mindfulness and breath work and all that stuff, right? Absolutely. You've got all the things that will help definitely, if scrutiny of the. Not. Good For, don't forget to don't. Don't hesitate to correct me. Well. Well, but but before we get all that. How's it going here? In North Carolina users still closed by law, so your studio has closed. What have you been up to you? Yeah? The studio has been closed in the physical fence. For almost four months now and Which is a big change? Yoga's very powerful, if ta and practiced together in person but we have gone online to like a like. Most studios have to offer livestream and on-demand classes have done a few outdoor classes. says big change. I think that's the big undercurrent right now for everyone is big changes going on in our lives. On many levels and a lot of uncertainty, and not knowing what. Tomorrow or later today we'll bring sure. Yeah so I think it had talks Matt. Frazier nine talks. I. Don't know a couple months ago about how? We was an episode on how people are pivoting and changing and and how we hope that some of those things stick you know once. Everything opens back up to normal and I was Kinda bragging on how you guys got the on demand like you recorded videos where you have a log in and you go on, and you can look at the library of different classes and. You know. Take any sort of your practice. You want through you. Your Studio House bragging on how you guys did that so quickly. So congratulations on that for sure. And if someone is interested in doing that, where would they were? They learn more about that. They can go to black. Mountain Yoga Dot Com, and we have a whole section there. That describes our online yoga offerings. We have over fifty practices online right now, and we are therapeutic studio, so a lot of our practices, most of our teachings are therapeutic yoga, which go beyond just physical postures into healing, the body mind heart soul. Which is kind of what we're talking about today? It's it's you bet. And heavier abyss nut to leave out. That you've offered a ten percent discount. Yet with Japan, could what? That what it was got it okay. Great awesome all right so. So. Let's talk about Yoga for I. Stress Management, so I think a lot when a lot of people think of Yoga they think of the physical practicing down dog and you know warrior, one and tree pose, and all those like poses that everybody knows and. I'm sure that people do associate that with stress relief or at least. You knows in right 'cause Yoga in kind of big correlation. But. How does that actually impact your? How does the physical practice actually impact? stress management. That's a great question, so we have for many decades when studying stress. Have turned toward the mind. which is very important, but a lot of The. Tools that have been offered have been around the mind, and what is being discovered now as it's being studied more. Is that one of the best ways to release stress in the whole system the mind, the nervous system in the body is through physical movement and that can take many forms some of y'all as runners. No, you go for run and you just feel reset. The stress reduces in your body and your mind, and whatever perspective you had before changes. And Yoga postures are similar and they're specifically designed to do that. Because you're in a posture, you're holding it. Sometimes, it can create a stress response where you're feeling intense feelings. Things are hard your mind saying. Let's get out of this. And you stick with it. Drop into your breath, and you learn how to be in relationship to that stress in a new way where you notice that you observe it. And you stay with it, and until it releases, so you are learning not to be taken over by the stress response, but instead how to notice when it's happening in your body, and then respond to it and I really mindful way.
After 87 years, Washington's NFL team changed in two months
"In the National Ball League for the soon to be ex Washington Redskins among the three teens who played in the NFL. He is Brandon Noble, played defensive tackle in the National Football League, and he joins me and Courtney right here on ESPN Radio Brandon, many people did not believe that this day would come. That Washington changed their name from the Redskins. Whatever that name is going to be, but you play for that organization. You know exactly what that Brian has always meant to that team. And to that city. What are your thoughts about the Redskins no longer about to be Redskins when it comes to being a football team with that name in the NFL. I mean, it's definitely Freddy. Hard to wrap my head around, right? So I grew up in Virginia down the virginity Redskin fan base there. You know what I spent seven years. In the lead. We're basically in the NFC East. Whether I played for the Cowboys on the run on just I mean, growing up a football fan, right? I mean, Russians are part of NFL tradition. Just the name right so So you know Cowboys Redskins Cowboys Eagles Cowboys giants like that. The whole thing like that is that is that my childhood like Joe Gibbs is in the heart and all that stuff, so it's really hard to wrap your head around. I know there was a strong push a few years ago in and dance cider time, fended it off, kind of where we are right now 2020 and you know there's a lot of financial pressure from stuff like that, and it looks like he's gonna do it. Yeah. After 87 years. It took just two months for this whole thing to come to fruition where Something's going to be changed, as you know, growing up in that area and playing for the franchise. This name change has been discussed for decades. I'm curious what you were a player. How often did that topic come up in the early two thousand's about a name change? And do you remember maybe the first instances as a player either being asked about it by media members or where it was truly being discussed? Well, you know, I mean, it was. It was definitely kind of it was circled around every once in a while, and I think you know such a different climate. Uh, you know, back in the 19 hundreds at the early two thousand's, we were in it and everything has become No So political now, so just kind of you know, here, there, it's you know what? This night of faces time It took a long time definitely did. It's definitely something that's been talked about for a long, long time. You know that that fan base is not going to be happy. But at the end of the day, you know, look, you know it's capitalism, right? I mean, he felt the pressure that accent from all from all the big sponsors. You know Amazon self, just about body, right? I mean, that's really what it boils down to is a business. Know any treat it like that, and he's going to do it. And I did it a same time. I'm still gonna have a tough time with whatever you know. Hopefully the warriors or something simple like that. So it's not too far away from kind of, you know the theme. I guess it's it's so it's hard to wrap my head around.
Native rights advocate Suzan Harjo weighs in on R-word end in NFL
"This is National Native News Antonio Gonzalez. After a legal battle spanning a quarter of a century, prominent native American rights advocate Suzanne Harjo weighs in on finally seeing the Washington NFL team retire its name and Logo Christine. Trudeau reports in the eighty eight years. The Washington NFL team has passed its name from owner to owner, so to has resistance to the long held slur from generation to generation of native advocates for Susan Harjo it started in nineteen, sixty, two when activists. Activists. Clyde Warrior visited her high school class to speak against the University of Oklahoma's Mascot Little Red and the worst one is the one in the nation's capital. And he taught us how to articulate that issue how to make an argument. How debated in valuable lesson? Harjo carried with her as other sports, mascots of change, starting in Nineteen, seventy with little red, throughout continued actions, leading up to the twenty five year legal battle. Battle to change the Washington NFL team name, each generation in advocates like Amanda Black. Horse and many others have each been crucial to changing the name, but Harjo reminds make no mistake owner Daniel. Snyder decision came down to money with Fedex CEO. Fred Smith threatening to cash in his shares. If the name didn't change, that was the ballgame and he knew that he had no more sean from here, says Harjo. It's only a matter. Matter of time for other Sports Leagues team names to follow suit. We long ready one this as a societal change, we have changed over two-thirds. We changed over two thousand of these offensive slurs and cultural appropriations, and then we have a little less than nine hundred to go. In twenty, fourteen, Harjo was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom I'm Christine, Trudeau this stories, a collaboration with National Native News and the Solutions Journalism Network. To native artists from Wisconsin are among this year's national heritage fellows presented by the National Endowment for the Arts Karen and Hoffman recognized for beadwork and Wayne value senior builds. And Mayer has more wind value. Senior is one of just a handful of master birchbark canoe builders remaining in the Midwest. He's now one of the nine national heritage fellows for two thousand and twenty on award, which honors folk and traditional arts. The Art Forms of that'll known for. They don't belong to me. The knowledge belongs to that's one of the reasons why I won. The award I guess is because. I've been sharing this. This canoe culture and communities throughout the Mid West since one thousand, nine, hundred eighty two heritage fellowships have been won by icons like blues. Man Bb King Says Cliff Murphy of the National Endowment for the arts. It is intended as the highest honour in the folk and traditional arts bestowed by the by the United States. Government Murphy points out. Value seeks to teach canoe building. We'll teaching traditional language skills and. And ways of life, he brings young people into the process alert how to make as in the process they're learning about all of these things that are so important to the life ways identity identity in sacred practices of this community value says he's working on another canoe now with an apprentice will soon become a master canoe builder himself if my life work if I can teach one person to carry this forward. That I know that this jet that it'll live at least one more generation for national native news I'm Ben Mayer in northern Wisconsin Demand Tony,
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,
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"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
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.
"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
"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..
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"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..
"warriors" Discussed on Warriors Off-Court
"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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"Turnout and today. I'm joined by Longtime Chronicle Paulhamus. Scott's ler has been helping me on the words beat again this season during our conversation Scott and I went in depth on the warriors historic decision to play. Thursday's game against the nets without fans in attendance amid the corona virus crisis. Scott thank you so much for joining me on the POD. We're here outside the media room chase center just a few hours. After news broke that the warriors will not be playing tomorrow's game against the nets in front of fans that is historic. It's the first time that in the modern NBA that has happened It is the first time in American sports that that that has happened since two thousand fifteen when the white sox played the Baltimore Orioles a camden yards without fans because of the civic unrest tapping in Baltimore that time when the news drop to there. Were you surprised? Did you feel like it'd been building up to this or does it still give even given everything that's happened in the last few days? Come as a shock. I wasn't surprised because I figured they had to do something they couldn't just keep city couldn't be saying we can't have gatherings of a thousand more people but you can have eighteen thousand people over to Oracle wasn't gonNA fly in a it was just. It was pretty obvious that it was going to happen. But you know it's weird. I'm actually weird way kind of looking forward to the game. It's going to be so bizarre as can be really interesting and I wish it didn't happen. I don't want this stuff is serious business and I'm not going to be make jokes about and stuff but it's GonNa be really interesting bizarre spectacle. The thing I'm curious about is just what delicious. Look like what do they have? And what do they not have? Do they have a PA announcer? Do they have the cheerleaders? Do they have things on the jumbotron? They have music pre-game. I mean there's just so many game offs things that the average fan my overlook or not even realized but they really make your experience at an NBA game. And as as Bob Myers said today. We're not gonNA pretend like there's fans there when there aren't fans there but it is still going to be on. Tv there is going to be an entertainment component. So how do they try to that line? Well they talked about it today. Bob Myers from Rick Welts. Meyer said and they indicated that. They talked to the players to and get the players feedback. Hey what do you guys want you on music and stuff? And they kind of indicated the player Sorta one music. So I'm guessing that say at timeouts or whatever like that there's GonNa they'll they'll play music like they do but obviously I doubt if you're gonNA have cheerleaders help kind of silly right unless it's just for the TV folks but that seems ends by Maier says you're not gonNA have guys with their t shirt cannons shooting t shirts into the empty stance. Oh so just a lot of that stuff all the peppy guys come on Hannah pizzas. They got peaches too so most of that stuff and I hope they. I hope they don't clown too much for you. Know for instance in the Games now during the games the guys dribbling the ball court and you get this boom boom boom boop kinda music. I hope they cut out some of that because to me. That's cornball anyway and that would be silly with with no no no fans into place or that big champ defense defense. There's nobody to chant that so I hope they knock out some of that and I. I wouldn't feel bad. I think it's terrible. If you actually hear the game you actually hear. This sneak squeak sneakers and actually hear the players Yawn and each other and and some of the actual game stuff that goes on make the games even more cool cool inhuman. Yes so a couple years ago. I think it was my second year on the warriors. B doesn't seventeen. The warriors played a game in New York against against the Knicks Massive Square Garden and this was not announced game or if it was I got. I didn't get the memo. But they were kind of doing this experiment for this nationally televised game where they didn't play any music or have any sort of game ops at all there's no. Pa ANNOUNCER ANYTHING FOR THE WHOLE FIRST. Half and it was really weird. It was super weird. There were fans there right. It was near sold out but there was no music. There was nothing and afterward draymond green lit into Madison Square Garden for it and said that was absurd. Ruined the game words on a horrible first half when they were obviously heavily favored against the next because they were just seemed completely thrown off kilter by their so. These guys are conditioned to be people routine. You know they've they've done the same thing for so long. I think that's going to be incredibly weird now. I know hearing this as a as an average and be a fan. You're thinking why is that weird? It's still basketball. Don't they play pick up. Don't they need these things? It's totally different because it's a regular season NBA game. This isn't pickup right. This is a game that counts. Were you know that game? You mentioned I remember that. And I thought it was a fantastic idea to do a retro game where you don't do all the bells and whistles and the fireworks little little fireworks before the game and flames shooting out and stuff. I thought that was a great idea. But they totally in Knicks fashion they totally bungled mishandled. It number one. They didn't tell the the players about it they didn't tell the warriors about these weird. It came out there and so it was a jarring thing. Man It was. It was stupid so they not only needed to tell the players about it and explain what was going on. Explain why they were doing it? They didn't explain it to the fans. They didn't explain it to the media. They just popped out and so I was watching. I spent half the game thinking. Where's the malfunction mended? Their they have some kind of strike or so it was. Everyone thought that but there was there was a guy. Message the game on the jumbotron right then find what was and that was the only you would even know. It was incredibly weird. But they didn't even do the minimal stuff like a guy or yeah to say how many who fouls on or whatever and so totally screwed it up so but I think it is GonNa be awkward if the players are prepared for IT I. I don't think it's going to be a big crisis thing in the heat of race to get to the play offs and all that stuff and and do well in the playoffs facing this weirdness. Than maybe you'd worry about them being more put off or whatever but yeah. I don't think it's going to be. I think the impact on the players get minimum minimal. There was there was a geely gamma believe it was a long island netscape a couple of years ago where. I forget the specific reason behind it but for whatever reason they had to they played it entire Julia game with no fans at Barclay Center which is an NBA arena and there were literally dozens. A couple dozen people total there and Damian Jones played in that game because they They played against the Santa Cruz Warriors. And I remember profiling Damian later and asking him about what that was and he said it was just so weird. The only thing for these guys that compares to it in their adult life is when they're in college you know how most major college programs have the secret scrimmages early in the season round September.
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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.
"warriors" Discussed on Warriors Off-Court
"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
"warriors" Discussed on Warriors Off-Court
"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..