with the myth, the legend himself.
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Now joining sports headlines for the first time this week, Mr.
Thank you. Thank you.
You're my Aaron Rodgers.
Thank yeah. Yeah.
Bragged about me a little like Pat Mac, if you like.
The man who has 26 touchdown, three interception is the first ballot hall of Famer, eh? Roger.
Come on, now, give me some.
You haven't done nothing yet, though.
So, uh, really That's hurtful.
My may or may not just showtime water right there, Pop.
All right, let's dio um no.
Welcome back to the show, though.
Let Z let's get started.
You wanted to respond to the power rankings? Yeah, so Yeah, So here is your your shot.
Uh, yeah, graphics pulled up now, um, so, you know, looking at 32 to 20 when you go 32 to 20 obviously again, biggest riser for me in this list.
The lions, but It's not even really.
We look at 23 26.
It's more so just the Eagles being that bad.
And those teams, by default, have to move up the list.
Um, look, Doug Pearson has just proven he may be the most Anno, overrated coach in the entire league right now.
And Carson Wentz, My God! First off and his defenses tracks.
He has trash bags and throw the ball to They have to rebuild.
The offensive line is severely old, right? The running game is inconsistent.
Miles Sanders is in and out of the lineup.
Got to get this man some help.
He needs some help.
Get the milk commercial.
He needs some help.
He needs help right now.
All right, let's go.
The Patriots are the biggest riser.
Um, by the way, it wasn't.
That was more so.
When I said, never count of Bill Belichick coached teams more.
So we'll bring that to you.
And you don't ever do that again.
I said there is why I held back so long before, you know, really giving a public unlike is Belichick Trust, I think, can, when he gets that slag that mojo back.
This team can really start to push the ball down the field.
The defense is played a little bit better.
They have a really good offensive line.
They have some rookie, uh, have some rookie offensive lineman that over performed so far this season.
Minnesota Mike Zimmer's figured it out with that defense, which is really young and really rebuilding.
Which is why I said, Don't be surprised if they don't make the playoffs at the beginning of the year.
The defense is really, really young, especially in that secondary.
Don't get me started on that, but he's gotten in tow work and Justin Jefferson is in.
It wasn't for Borough and Herbert.
He may be the offensive rookie of the year.
I want to say one thing real quick about the Vikings that trade when they traded away not one of the trade it for when they traded away Yonica Ndukwe.
It's not looking too good right now because they're going to get Daniel Hunter back some point now.
I don't know the exact timetable on his return, but they're gonna get him back at some point whether they have him for a lot of games remains to be seen just because of like, if they're gonna make the playoffs or not.
But they could basically, if the Ravens do really well and unique and makes the Pro Bowl, they're going to get screwed over in terms of complex because they're gonna have to give the Jags Acom pick and the Jags gonna have ah, higher in a better calm picked um, so they're gonna get They basically reduced their pass rush effectiveness and could end up giving the Jags a better pick. And now the Jags.
We're probably gonna mess that pick up knowing it's Jacksonville.
But at the same time, you've got basically a team that's trying to make a playoff push with a really, really young roster that's gonna get hurt by draft selection next year trying to keep building that young roster.
Um, but a really, really good job by Zimmer.
Keep saying, staying calm, knowing he's got good guys on his roster.
Um, specifically, with that secondary being really, really young as it is, things were looking up for the black.
Um, Raiders moving up again, really? By the fall because of the titans.
Speaking of the Titans.
Um, they just regressed back to the Mies defensively.
Don't get me started.
They don't have a pass.
Rush it all like they had no past, but wasn't Jadeveon.
Clowney is supposed to fix that.
I thought big Beasley.
Bigby? Yeah, easily. Okay.
Yeah, it didn't work.
Now, for some of you who, like, might not understood what I meant When Warner correctly stated that I said they were the most solid team in football.
I mean, by that is you look at every aspect of the team.
They're not elite in anything, but they are.
Offensive line, offensive line, offensive line.
They have really not offensive line.
Still, so take that out for 10.
Offensive line does exist.
Okay, Come on. You're a Chargers fan.
You know, offensive line. Really.
Um, but like, the offense is solid, the defense is solid. The pass rushers.
Everybody wants to say it's great.
The run deep is probably the best part of their defense.
The secondary is young and solid.
Okay, that's not necessarily a bad thing, But what that means is is you're likely not gonna ever be in a super bowl conversation, right? You're gonna be in this tier right there where it says tear for solid playoff contenders.
You're gonna be in that tier.
Not quite. The Super Bowl.
But you're looking.
You're looking for a least a wild card spot, if not a division crown.
Um, the Rams biggest thing for me.
The thing that they have to do to potentially jump into the Super Bowl tear you gotta win, if not a shootout.
Which is why describing Toe Warner when we talked off camera.
You gotta win a game because of your quarterback.
Like like, for example, the Browns. They're not.
They're not in the not probably ever gonna get that Super Bowl here, but, for example, right, They want a game against the Bengals.
Get it? It's the Bengals.
Well, the running game wasn't really working.
The defense couldn't do anything.
They said Baker going to the football game and Baker one of the game.
Jared golf is gonna have to do that at some point this year if they want to be a Super Bowl team.
And what he's shown us in the past is he doesn't have the ability to really win you a big game.
And that's why I need to see from the Rams one through eight.
Um, let's see what we got here.
One through a so obviously Number one.
Kansas City to Pittsburgh.
New Orleans for Tampa.
I'm a broken record.
Uh, we'll get to Seattle, Arizona next, so I don't wanna talk about them too much.
Baltimore They They're likely going to stay at the bottom of this for in Super Bowl contenders here.
Unless they lose.
They're not even in it right now for me.
Yeah, they're not have ended for you unless they lose the Tennessee Sunday.
So let's that happen.
So, like to just at the bottom of this friend Super Bowl contended here for me anyway, we'll get Shadow.
What if they beat Tennessee like 42 to 7? And they were Tennessee, 43 to 7.
Lamar Jackson throws for 350 yards who disagree.
They play Indian app.
I still don't think they'll jumped out unless New Orleans gets smacked by Atlanta.
Uh, by the way, Taysom Hill starting quarterback for New Orleans.
Not Jamis Winston.
So I don't see it.
I don't see it Yeah, yeah, they're not even in my Super Bowl here in Seattle There.
They're pretty in it, but they've just got to show me.
I mean, Russell's got to start taking care of the football.
I still have so much faith in Russ.
I think he's the third best quarterback in the league right now.
Um, but to be the way to be sure to be the way that he has played the last few weeks is a little bit concerning, um, it's not like he's a scrub.
He's still better than Lamar Jackson.
He's still better than Kyler Murray better than Tom Brady.
Better than, um, Drew Brees been big band.
The other quarterbacks here, Um, so you know their defense needs to start molding together kind of what Minnesota's has has done and they've got it all there.
They just need to put it together, and then they can in same with Green Bay and in Baltimore as well.
They've got it there.
They just need to they need to put it together.
Baltimore More So, though in the other two, all right, Yeah, let's Let's let's go ahead and go to our next topic.
Yeah, that happened remember that.
But we had the Arizona Cardinals face off against the Seattle Seahawks last night.
That was Thursday night to open up. Week 11.
Um, big big game, close game.
Um, Sean, what's your I mean, Arizona picked off Russ three times in the previous meeting to give them their first loss on the year.
Arizona's look pretty good, but they could not come out on top.
What's your take away from this game? Um, it's more good Seattle than bad Arizona.
What I'm about to say, Seattle looks a lot more balance on offense yesterday.
Now here's the Here's a tricky thing about Seattle if they this is how they traditionally played in the past, right? But it's cost, um, playoff games because they didn't quote unquote let rust cook.
But when you let rust cook too much, the house, the kitchen's gonna burn down.
Every so often, it's gonna be a fire, and I have a little grease fire.
It's gonna be a little fire a little small.
Anybody fire every couple of weeks so they're gonna find that balance between you know you got.
You gotta let rust cook.
You can't cook too much.
You gotta be balanced.
Can't be to balance because I mean Russell Wilson, like you said.
And like I've said, he's the top three top to be quarterback.
In my opinion, um, and what I mean by to be in any given week, you could be number two like the number two quarterback.
In some weeks, he's number one, right? But some weeks he's number three, right? Um, so you've got a talent like that do its thing.
Um, had talked to the Seahawks defense.
They had a pass rush for the first time in 75 years.
Probably some that man.
He's proven to be a big piece on that deal on, um, they had Tyler.
They did something like they limited Kyler from running the football.
But Kyler is not Lamar Jackson, Which is why, when I've said in the past, the family members or other people, and they asked me who is a more dynamic quarterback, Kyler or Lamar, it's Kyler, and it's not close.
What he can do with his arm hang in the pockets a few times, like back to back on a drive where it's a blitz coming.
He's like, Okay, I see him.
He's open I know I'm about to get hammered.
Let me get this ball out of my hand.
Delivers an on target throw.
I think it was the tight end. Williams Maxx, Williams.
First, I'll make it first thing go.
This was earlier on in the game, right? This that was Lamar.
The Ravens get blown out, they get blown out.
The water, Um, sounded like a weird like variation like Blitz and Q b Spy at the same time, which is interesting.
So had talked to them defensively.
Hey, I mean, Arizona scored 21 points, and in the end of 20 one point, people are overreacting to the offensive performance.
Don't I think now Kyler missed a couple of throws.
He's a second year quarterback.
Remember that, people? So when I say that's what I say, I seem like a jerk.
Calm down about Kyler because people get too excited when you get too excited.
The fall is is lower.
Just look at the Dallas Cowboys, right? Just come.
Don't get too excited.
Don't jump the gun.
He's a second year quarterback.
You have stuff to develop.
Still, yeah, Through for 2, 69 2 touchdowns in that game.
Um, they didn't really have any running game. Calamari.
Five carries, 15 yards.
Kenyan Drake 11 for 29 Chase.
Edmunds took his two carries and went for 13 yards.
So it's It's just something that you've gotta.
You've gotta establish that running game if you are Arizona.
But let's move on. Now.
Um, we have unfortunate injury.
Steph Curry and Klay Thompson.
We're looking to run it back this year and really take it to the next level and compete for a championship.
Clay Thompson, as you all know towards left a c l in the Warriors.
And now he is down with the torn Achilles in his right ankle.
Achilles heel area.
Um really, really unfortunate for him.
This is his 2018 2019 stats.
I mean, he's a really, really, really solid player.
And how big of a loss is this for? For Golden State.
Okay, first off, solid is an understatement.
You're talking about a top 20 player, and my actually, I think he was I figured why I had him in my top 20 player rankings. I'm excited.
Uh, when I do those again, um, now, first, I've Obviously, I'm a Lakers fan, but, you know, you're a basketball fan.
First, this is the fantasy of the game, right? You don't want a talent like Clay Thompson to go down with such another devastating injury like this.
It's one thing if he just pulls his hamstring or something.
But a tort intendant is never never good.
Um, and I'm gonna say this on the record.
And at first I was like, Is that is this controversial? You know, I think about, you know, the Splash Brothers are the greatest backcourt in MBA history.
I'm gonna say it.
I don't know if that's controversial or not.
You can call it controversial.
I'm having trouble.
And I feel like I'm disrespecting somebody.
So please correct.
You think of anybody, um, who would be better? Um, I I really I really can't it z I mean, when you have two guys that shoot over 40% and one of those guys is also a guy who can play some wing and just defend, like, play really, really, really good defense.
And the other one is a master with with the dribble.
Um, with with the shot, you can shoot from anywhere and just the offensive presence that bring combined it.
Za really, really dynamic duo.
Um, look, most three point field goals in history.
Steph Curry and Klay Thompson.
There are 1300 some over the next, which is Steph Curry and Draymond Green.
So this just shows you even Damian Lillard and C J McCollum or whatever backcourt you wanna visit about You dream on that, Steph, that's not you.
I bet I bet Steph is probably hit 2000 of those.
Or at least 1800 of those, Um, but really, really big loss for Golden State.
Unfortunate for them.
What's your I mean, they're gonna They got traded for Kelly Uber, obviously.
What's your projection of What do you think they're gonna finish this year with their with their starting lineup? Well, if Clay was healthy, I would think this team could be a top 14, because there's l a both l A teams.
Presumably if they bring back most of the roster.
Um, Denver, Probably.
Maybe, uh, the problem with Denver is to go into those sides danger here.
How do you improve that team? Like, how do you improve? They've got to rely on Jamal Murray and Nicola is taking the next step and the young guys just developing.
So almost gonna say there would be especially Houston.
Likely out of the equation.
Uh, we'll talk about that, Uh, a little bit.
Um So I was considered to be a top four team.
And now I think, you know, uh, this just opens the door for another team.
Maybe Dallas adding a guy like Josh Richardson who could be an off ball, just three.
And D guy Dallas could maybe hop in there, But a couple of teams by the I think it's step is healthy.
They'll make the playoffs.
E, I think if you're rocking on your rocking to Steph Curry, Andrew Wiggins Kelly you Bray Draymond Green and James Wiseman lineup I think you're destined for the playoffs.
Um, the only thing is how how how can those guys fought together? Steph Curry is a master of that, as we saw when they added Kevin Durant, etcetera, etcetera.
Um, I think the team is gonna be able to work together and and they're gonna work out and see themselves atop succeed here.
We dio Joe Burrow, Justin Herbert, Justin Jefferson.
Ah, whole lot of outstanding rookies in this year's draft.
Who's the best? That guy in the top left corner And this.
I'm gonna sound like the worst Chargers fan in the world.
But my people, my Los Angeles charters, people, this President, Sean Davis, stop smoking crack and listen to me.
It's not just in Herbert, okay? As much as you want it to be.
Okay, by the way, nice ball by Herbert.
I'm assuming that's a great ball.
Just be another interception over the middle.
Shut up! Um, look, it's the only way you can describe it without saying film, because the stats are gonna say Herbert, the stats are going to say Justin Herbert.
Okay, Um, yeah, that's what the stats are gonna say.
But guys is Joe Burrow.
Bren it Justin Herbert was drafted.
Um, granted, Justin Herbert.
He kind of dropped because of Oregon's terrible offense.
Don't get me started on that.
He was drafted A low is supposed to be the number one overall pick.
And then Joe Burrow just tossed six touchdowns like it was nothing Okay, Like Justin Herbert was supposed to be the number one overall pick before last year? Yes, if he came out like the consensus waas from experts.
What experts Sean to and to, uh to, uh to would have been the number one overall pick, not Justin Herbert.
People were concerned mental concerns for Herbert.
I mean, I'm not I'm not trying to be funny here.
People were worried about his his leadership skills.
He's never been away from Oregon.
He grew up in order to play high school in Oregon and went to Oregon as a college people.
I'm not saying these are valid, but people were worried about him and his mental state of he would be okay.
Being away from his family and his and his friends, people were questioning his processing skills.
The only thing people were not questioning was the level of talent that this man had in that right arm in those two quads of hiss.
And that this arm What? What? He's definitely writing.
He's definitely writing, but that's his left arm.
It looks like shamans.
They learn his left, and rights, though, isn't isn't that way.
Which hands my left hand.
We're looking at you this one's my left, even though it probably looks like my right from consume does this little flip thing, you know? So and you're crossing your hands right now.
Move one of your fingers.
That's your left hand.
Um, we're gonna have to pause things here.
Um, as you know, Zoom is gonna kick us out.
I don't know if you saw that across the screen, so we will be right back.
Um, hopefully I can do this little technology thing while we set up another zoom call eso stick around and we will be right back.
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I'm pretty sure you with the sad I don't be discouraged.
Can't remember when we're definitely still love.
So that's how courage the world is so crazy.
And you're taking all you can there.
Because, you know you will always be there.
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Well, no, Just you.
You're the only one I'm gonna pull yourself right now.
No, mainly, you don't think it's me? Uh um all right.
The only thing I don't know right now is if they can hear us.
I know they can't see us, but I'm wondering if we're mhm.
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What is wrong with me today? I don't know.
Welcome back to sports headlines.
Um so Well, let's let's continue.
Joe Burrow. Justin Herbert.
Um, yeah, my consensus pick is Joe Burrow.
Just because of he's more consistent on him down to down basis.
And if I want a quarterback to win me a game now, I'm picking Joe Burrow.
Um, if I wanted to receiver, I probably picked us in Jefferson second, Honestly, might have to be Tee Higgins or Jerry Judy, but those those guys were playing fantastic.
Let's get into some recent eh.
NBA news, though.
Yeah, Philadelphia 70 Sixers are making moves.
Um, they traded package Josh Richardson in a deal with for Seth Curry.
And then, of course, Danny Green and Al Horford were involved in a deal to bring Danny Green over to the Philadelphia 76.
Sean likes this deal, given the thumbs up remote.
Um, Sean, what's your What's your What's your opinion on this? All right.
My thoughts on this deal.
Danny Green is the perfect guy you want on your team.
If you get Toronto Danny Green or San Antonio Danny Green for all I care about like Danny Green.
No, um, Seth Curry, Like that deal is, well, Daryl Morey, Elton Brand have really just, like, looked at this roster and said, Hey, you know what? We need to get some shooters Doc Rivers and Steph Curry on the same team that Doc Rivers is.
If you don't know Steph Curry's father in law, that might be a little awkward at a time Yeah, maybe around there on the the table on I don't know, Martin Luther King day or something.
And I was gonna say Thanksgiving, but we don't have a season right now.
They're around the table.
They're they're having dinner with their family.
They're like, Hey, hey, said, remember that screen that I wanted you to put down? Yeah, that was terrible.
You are moving your feet.
And then you just break the 32 Maybe I should go trade back for Josh Richards and make him marry my daughter.
Oh, that's not how that works.
No, uh, they finally got out from under the Al Horford contract.
Really? The thunder? Um, I think that was smart for them because they got they got picks, they got a veteran, and it's not like they're competing.
It's not like they need the cap space right now.
So they said, Hey, we're gonna eat your cap for you.
You can have this guy, but we need some pics back as well.
Um, Is Steven Adams the next one to go now that they have Al Horford, though, that is the question.
And then for Dallas, I think there's a really good fit for Dallas.
Josh Richardson brings a whole lot more defense than South Korea did.
I think he's probably gonna start due to that reason.
If he doesn't start, it'll be 1/6 man off the bench.
And I think they they were They were great on offense.
They had what? The number one offense, I believe last year in terms of, um, e efficiency.
Yeah, Eyes A C rating ever. Yep.
But then defensively they were, let's just say not too great.
Um, and I think I think they're expecting to make a long playoff run.
So I think we're going to see it's I think it's gonna work out for both teams.
And I think every team involved in this deal with the Thunder, the Philadelphia 76 years and the Dallas Mavericks I think they're all gonna be happy.
And I think if Philly can somehow get James Harden is gonna be scary.
Oh, my goodness, E.
Really? If you can tell, I really, really want them to get James Harden.
This is why I e no, but I think it would be great if they got James Harden as I said before, Let's Zombie being all alone down in the paint, where he is probably one of the most dominant players him, Anthony Davis and him.
Anthony Davis and I honestly don't even know who else, um are that dominant in the paint.
And if you have that with James Harden's presence outside in the two spot up shooters with Seth Curry and and Green, that's gonna be looking really, really nice.
Um, that's gonna be looking really, really nice.
Let's move on the the Oklahoma City thunder.
Now, these are all of their first round picks through 2020 2020 26.
I mean, I mean, oh, my goodness, they have three in 2026 they have potentially four in 2025 they have three and 2024 3 or two in 2023.
They've got three and 2022 to, uh, and and then to from themselves and two from Miami and Houston in 2021.
And then, of course, to um, for the 2020 draft that just passed.
Oh, my goodness.
Um, let's just say this is gonna be one of those speed rebuilds that you're doing, Madden or to K and just get all the facts and then get all the all the young players every pick from every team.
And then you go trade for for Jayson Tatum for for, uh, crap.
Who's Who's a young star point guard crap.
I can't even think I don't know. You're gonna get somebody.
Sure. Go get Donovan Mitchell or something.
Go get Donovan Mitchell.
Yeah, actually, yeah.
And don't forget guys before the end of the show, I will get my heart and take that.
You guys have been begging for that big take big take.
Yeah, but things Let's just say things are looking up for the thunder.
And I think they're probably gonna be able to that at least one more first round pick for Steven Adams if any other team in the league has a first round pick anymore.
Um, but what do you think your trade likely trade destinations for Steven Adams are I'm thinking maybe actually, I have a team.
What did you say? Like what team really, really needs that big man who can rebound, who can score and who has great hair.
Um oh, well, the Clippers, Danny warned my entrance entrance.
God dang it seriously.
The Clippers would be the perfect team because the problem with the Clippers last year with their bigs, Harold Waas, like everybody besides Kawai, Paul George one dimensional.
There are one dimensional mantra as Harold.
He's a great offensive rebounder.
He's great on the offensive end a little bit when it comes to guarding the elite big like an Anthony Davis cross town rival Crosstown Shootout.
Which is what you see in Xavier's.
But that's the crosstown rival Ella and Clippers, L. A. And the Lakers.
What everyone to call it? Um, I think Steven, I would be perfect.
He doesn't need to score scoring big, just get off £20.
The hair is so L a they can.
They can replace Montrose, Heralds dreads with with Steven Adams very valid.
And Harold also was, I think he's 69 so he's an undersized center.
He's undersized center.
So, um uh, now, Steven Adams, uh, he doesn't have, like the fire in the intensity, that mantra Harold has, but he does Almost everything else.
At at least as good or better than mantra is Harold, um, another team potentially.
I mean, you have to really search.
So I think the clippers, especially to get a first round pick, uh, they would if they have a person pick looking here.
90% of the pick, George four.
They already have four.
So I mean, how much more can you take? Um, Boston Boston could use the center.
You know, in Boston, where the thunder before the thunder with the thunder in terms of picks, so and then they stop some of them.
Actually, I really like that idea now, even to Jordan, I think him and Jared Allen to Oh, yeah, they do have Jared Allen.
How do you forget about Jared Allen? That guy's awesome.
Oh, I don't know, but I would say Boston and Clippers, I think, Stephen, I was gonna get traded to a contender.
Nobody wants to trade like you're not gonna see Charlotte trade for a big man who has a big contract and give up one of their first round where multiple first round picks or multiple picks in general just to get somebody who's not gonna put them over the top.
Um, Milwaukee making moves Now we'll see what happens with Bogdanovich.
I kinda announced a little bit premature.
It's not officially settled out, but Drew Holiday is now a member of the Bucks.
Sean, we were talking about Chris, Chris, Chris Holiday.
We were talking about Chris Paul potentially going to the Bucks and making it, you know, really putting them over the top.
What do you think Drew Holiday.
Who was your most underrated player in the NBA? What do you think he's going to do for this Bucks team? You see my face.
I want the audience to see my face.
You holiday, Yes, is my most underrated player for the problems that the Bucks had are not addressed.
The biggest problem is not addressed here to holidays.
Not going to close the game seriously.
And the problem.
That's why I said Chris Paul was perfect player for this team.
Chris Paul could do what LeBron's kind of sort of Maybe I really did.
In Cleveland, which was let Kyrie, which it's kind of different.
Let Kyrie go for accident.
I mean, it's a different example, right? Different Kobe, right? He will play.
He will play like a little like he will be driving 25 MPH like we're a car right, 25 MPH for the 1st 42 44 minutes of the game, right and then crunch time.
I'm going 70 MPH.
I'm doing my thing right.
That's what I thought Chris Paul could be for the team.
A laid back facilitator getting honest the ball.
You could do it in a city with the honest lob.
City honest and Chris Paul.
Right? Middleton, right? But then, when it's clutch time, Chris Paul came close. The game out.
He's an underrated place.
He's an upgrade from Eric Bledsoe, I think George Hill to maybe a picture.
Tua's well, So yes, he's an upgrade from them, but he doesn't address the biggest lead now.
Actually, he doesn't dress one that you want.
You know, I know what that is.
What's that mean? He's not scared to guard the best.
The other team's best player.
Oh, you war shots being fired by Sean.
Yeah, I wonder him and Jimmy Butler.
That would leave the honest to God, I guess whoever he wants to guard, since that's not Jimmy Butler, I'm just saying You're an offensive freaking player of the year and you don't want to guard.
You say I'm coach coach.
He's too small for me.
My coach told me not to guard him. Man.
What did a D during the NBA Finals? Game six.
I got Jimmy Butler.
What did LEBRON do against Denver with Jamal? Murray was unguardable coach.
I got him. I don't care.
He probably didn't say this far.
I don't care what you say.
I got your mall, Murray.
Sometimes you guys, you gotta do that.
Sometimes I mean and people are saying in terms of mentality, you honest, it's the closest thing to Kobe.
Maybe maybe work.
I think he needs Maybe we're reality.
But, man Oh, no, he's just I think it's honestly disrespectful to Kobe to compare anybody to his level of work ethic.
Unless somehow I become an all MBA first ballot Hall of Fame player right now, as I am now, and I am quite bad at basketball, e, I am not too good at that sport.
Um, do you think Bogdanovich though if he were to come over, do you think he would feel in that more of ah, closer role.
I know he's not really a closer, but how would you, um how would you describe that? That How much would he bring to that team? I think Bogden.
I guess the plan was to give Yonas additional shooting.
But the problem again with that is Okay, fine.
You have shooters.
And I guess, actually, when you have shooters like the lanes open up Mawr because you can't leave like E.
You weren't gonna be scared of Eric blood.
So, um, and Middleton is, like, streaky the definition of streaky when he's hot, Who they play Thompson to the When.
When Clay Thompson hot.
He'll drop 60 Dropped 62 3 quarters when he's cold on 12 dribbles.
But it'll McLay is cold.
He's still Ah, good shooter in the Middleton's cold He is Uhh! And our to post cold.
Yeah, um but I mean, yeah, it's whatever.
Yeah, let's move on.
Anthony Edwards was the first overall pick in this draft going to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
They've had what, like three first round picks in a row, I think with Anthony Towns Wiggins.
I know they didn't draft Wiggins, but in Anthony Edwards.
Um e have been so bad to get the first overall pick so many times.
How Maney? Well, uh oh.
Oh, my one playoff appearance.
I mean, Karl Anthony towns was great on the offensive side, but he's not that great of a defender.
Andrew Wiggins was just really, really slow up and coming.
He looks like he might be turning the tractor with Golden State.
We'll see what we get from Anthony because his Golden State, a first class organization, best rent up Rand team run team in the NBA right now ran run, tomato, tomato.
That's actually not the same.
But look at Look at what the SEC has been able to do.
Are they? The Is the SEC the best best conference in all of college athletics? Because I know I know you're not a baseball guy, but they have really, really good baseball programs in the SEC.
I know that that Thanks.
Thanks. Thanks for Thanks.
I mean, they are.
They are producing a lot of really, really good number one overall picks Shaq, Shaquille O Neal.
Probably in the top two.
I actually don't even know who? I put three on this list.
Maybe Karl Anthony towns, Maybe John Wall.
Ben Ben Simmons.
I just can't stand the fact that Ben Simmons has yet to develop a three point shot.
He was drafted right there in 2016.
You better hit a three.
You better hit a three this year.
E a t least average 13 attempts per game.
Please, just shoot at least 13 per game.
Well, this one if you have to.
Just the first possession.
Joy lobbied, wins the tip off, dribble up to the logo and just launched off the logo.
They might go in.
I mean, that's gonna be about saying please, just shoot it once.
Anyways, what do you think? Weight.
Really quickly, Darren.
We might be able to help fix that.
Darrell Moore is more Virginia.
Um, they're not necessarily coach, but, I mean, if you were looking on the positive side, yes, he might be able to fix that.
What do you think Anthony Edwards is gonna bring in terms of offensive presence to that team with Karl Anthony towns being their obvious number one guy Yeah, well, your first question was, Is the SEC the best college basketball conference? Um, in terms off teams? No, that's the A C C.
And it's not really that close, but in terms of putting out players year in the year also, crazy staff.
I think it's on the next graphic about like Duke.
Not yet see their this.
Duke hasn't have a first round pick this year.
When was the last time Kentucky has not put out a first round draft pick? I love Wait 11 years.
I will, uh, a ESPN stats and info for tweeting that out, but still like it's been a long time, right? Kentucky Does this like it's clockwork, right? Um, so it has to be the SEC.
John Calipari is He's a goat, a goat because because of the basketball stuff, he's a really good coach.
And so on the court.
But he is just the it the culture, the building, the program and get in Kentucky back to that name status, where every year they get a top prospect.
Every year they send somebody on the first round, every single gosh dawn, your sign.
A fair, Really eso get coach Calipari credit? No, he's an excellent recruiter. It's the SEC.
In terms of pushing out prospects.
Some of them are good.
And even if they're bad, like Willie Cauley, Stein got Willie Cauley Stein to be a first round pick.
Willie Cauley Stein to be a first round pick.
Think about that, Sean.
Here's my question to you, though.
All of college sports, football, baseball, basketball and, sure, if you wanna throw in hockey, if they have college hockey, I would not know.
Um, but out of those three big sports football, baseball and basketball, is the SEC the best conference for high school athlete that's highly recruited to go to Uhh, I think.
Do you think it's a toss up like there isn't one best conference? I think I think it's a toss up like, Well, wait, we're talking about, like, go there.
Not like not talking about, like, quality of teams like I want to go.
I want to get drafted, Okay.
By professional team, Yeah, football Big 10 or sec because I mean you're talking Oh, state Penn State, which most years is decent, Don't e.
I mean, if you're looking at even in Wisconsin to with that Wisconsin, Wisconsin, Wisconsin, Iowa.
They just pushed out.
Offensive lineman's like It's nothing.
Notre Dame 20 my goodness.
Talking about Quinton Nelson and Zack Martin? Yeah, but e u S e c.
You've got teams like an even jeans.
Like now I am Christian Kirk.
I feel like it's another bigger wide receiver.
Mike Evans A and M andan, obviously.
The Georgia Alabama Uh, L s u Florida Auburn in the SEC.
For college football, it's like just to get drafted, at least, so for football, I'll toss it up because it is Ohio State, right? Ohio State, Big 10.
That that kind of gives them saying there's Ohio State.
Um, but actually, yeah, because, like you said baseball, they pretty much own based college baseball, college basketball, if you want to get drafted.
Yeah, because it's Coach Calipari Calipari down there.
And if you look any sort of decent playing against Kentucky, you gotta get drafted.
Um, so and then most controversial, You say college baseball, Right? So I would say college, that sec, in terms of getting drafted, is the best conference in the world.
All right, Um, that is all we've got to plan for you guys today? No.
You missed the big take way.
Need the big take.
Is that everything? Are you sure? Like before I get to the big take? Go ahead and do the big take the big take.
So, obviously, in recent world, James Harden has, I guess, privately stated two rockets organization that he wants out.
Okay, so here's what It iss Okay, first off, let's look at the obsolete.
Let's compare to the past trades as well, right? I'm with Dan in the camera.
Um, just like the big the big headline show.
I'm gonna give you a ninja already. Alright.
Theme Big tank with Sean Davis.
E Change it to the big headline.
The big headline. Yeah.
What do you have on James Harden? All right, um, let's look back in this.
What people saying that hardship force his way out.
He does not have the leverage.
Yes, zero leverage.
You see this big fat zero on the camera? I wish I could make it bigger.
My head comes up the screen, though.
Sean, I wouldn't say that because you are on camera.
And you just called yourself a big fat zero.
No, you know, like like my hand is I heard You know what you're saying? Yeah, he has.
He has zero leverage in this situation right now, okay? And I mean, look, he looked back to other situations, Right? Kyrie? While I was a crappy excuse, he said, Hey, I'm getting surgery.
They traded him, right? Anthony Davis.
It was gonna leave.
He had a year left gone right.
James Harden has three years left.
Two of them on contract.
One is a player option.
What leverage does he have? And also, if I'm Houston, what? Like, why would I trade him to Brooklyn for one? I don't get anything back.
Really? Didn't With the Lambert is like trading is like giving up a Lamborghini.
Don't even think that's a good deal for Brooklyn because you don't want to give up your best players for it.
It's like a magic giving up the most expensive Lamborghini in the world, right? It was like 500 Sandtown even know how much is probably millions of dollars.
Get giving it up right In the return, you get a Chevy Malibu, which is not a bad car.
Hey, my dad used to have 1998 or something.
Chevy Malibu, man, I like I like so small that I could not actually fit into it as I got older and older.
I mean, like, what? I actually like the new Chevy Malibu models when my point is right.
I mean, Mawr is you're gonna go race somebody you don't wanna Chevy Malibu necessarily.
You don't want a Chevy Malibu right now.
Here's my proposal for the Rockets.
If you're going, if you are going to trade him.
Which, by the way, per reports James Harden.
Two choices of destinations are Philly and Brooklyn.
You trained the Philly? Definitely.
Billy is Houston.
I'm not even talking about James on that.
Here's the thing, though.
Will the Rockets, specifically owner have a grudge? Now? The Daryl Morey is now in Philly hoping that organization that is the question.
However, at the same time, can you really think like that? You have to think you have to evaluate the situation and say, Okay, I know Darryl's over there.
I know he was supposed to be taking a leave of absence and not even return to basketball for some time.
You kind of screwed us over, but we could get Ben Simmons a potential key word potential generational player.
If he gets a freaking jump shot stamens.
Get that catch the ball, dribble off the court, we'll go.
That's a little much.
Are you trying to get? That's a little.
Do you see this logo right now on your strength? The big thing that says sports headlines.
It's like right over that way next to Shawn's head on the other side.
Now you see that round part of the top.
That's overnight over the three stars, By the way, it's three out of three stars, not three out of five stars.
Just wanna make that clear.
Step on that part three star rating.
Step on that part and then throw the ball towards the hoop.
Just don't even don't even look at the rim.
We shoot, just launch it, throw the ball.
Just a pull a staff.
Yeah, remember when Nick Young trying to do that? Oh, yeah, I got it to Kemba Walker, Kim Walker said.
So shoot shaking shoulders that rimmed out.
But yeah, you can't You can't judge based off of that.
I think I think Philly gives you the best package.
Um, Ben Simmons, Uh, then Simmons.
They still have Tobias Harris.
And I think we're kind of forgetting about They do have Tobias Harris still rightfully so.
I mean, he was the best option on a bad team.
Let's not forget this.
I mean, he was the leading scorer on the Clippers team before the Clippers were ever competitive.
I mean, he that's like, That's like, That's like Kemba Walker, right? Kemba Walker average probably 18 1920 points a game last year.
But he was not the same Kemba Walker we saw in Charlotte because he was the only option on that terrible team that is in Charlotte.
Also a lot of controversy on Charlotte's draft choice.
Um, do you think it might Do you think they made the right pick on on on Mr Ball? Who's the controversy for Lemelle? Oh, getting drafted or the Hornets drafting him.
Alright, P Lemelle.
At least Lonzo got to go to the Lakers.
I mean, Lonzo got least Lonzo got to be in L. A.
For a couple of years.
Good Lord shot first office. Charlotte.
No disrespect, but that's L.
This is Charlotte.
It's like a lot of bad city. I've been there before.
It's not a bus that's L.
A right and much less expensive to live in Charlotte, though true and I mean much less expensive.
And Michael Jordan is the worst is not the worst, but Doors Dolan, one of the worst owners in basketball.
You let Kemba Walker who yes, like one point that is not the is not an elite point guard because you see when you get what he's done when you add real players around him.
But you wasted a talent up Kemba Walker.
You got what, 12 playoff appearances You got eliminated in first round, both times 2014, I believe, 2016.
You know what? You know what Michael Jordan needs right now? He needs to draft somebody on his onto his team.
That's a Scottie Pippen to get him out of the first round.
I think that's just like the bombshell that we needed to end the show on wrap up.
You want trade James Harden toe Billy or keep him.
Do not Do not trade him toe.
It's it's not good for I don't think it's gonna be good for Brooklyn or or Houston Rockets.
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