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We're goingto recap.
Unfortunately, another six years loss.
What's we seeing? Ben Simmons go down. Gets hurt early.
Uh, they're calling it an a C joint spring in his shoulder, which is Ah, very interesting phrase that basically say, uh, Prue shoulder.
Ah, but listen, this is another winnable game.
Ah, you know, they go out the Utah.
We knew this was going to be tough.
Ah, we definitely knew that.
You know, they had a lot of shooters out there and you saw Bogdanovich.
You know, Bob, Bob Don of It's really Ah.
I mean, listen, he shot the lights out again.
He heard us. He's a sniper.
I already go bare.
14 points, 16 rebounds.
Uh, there's a couple things that concern me.
I want to get some comments like a bunch of comments on the Facebook page.
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Obviously, we're talking sections.
We're talking sister's loss in Utah.
Ah, definitely is something that I'm not I'm not happy about.
Obviously a big 31 point fourth quarter to get him back in the game.
And, you know, they still lose by two points.
Something that I'll be honest with you.
You gotta Blake. Absolutely.
Thank you as well.
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Ah, but I want to know what your vision is from this game.
You know, because I've seen a couple things I seen ah guy in, You know, in Neto play 30 minutes.
Looks like again.
I guess Trey Burke's in the doghouse because you can't get any minutes.
It takes, you know, Ben Simmons injury.
And and that's no place.
I'm really not understanding that.
You know, I thought whoever it was gonna get rest a little more and you only played 28 minutes.
Okay, But that's a good thing. Right again.
We talked about 33 year old players.
They can stand the test of time when they play every single game.
So Boston guy here, fly start one of my favorite scenes.
Might go to the games.
Ah, you're are You're a Celtics faint.
Okay, So your celtics Ah, you know I'm sorry, man.
You know what you thinking? You like Camba out there and said it? Is it a kyrie? Ah, see us rise.
Listen, man, honestly, I think you're too Ms Kyrie Kyrie is a much better player in camera.
Just my opinion.
Ah, Then we won't.
I say I If you say so.
I still think I still think Camba is gonna make you want Kyrie back row suit.
But listen, here's the biggest thing I have about the Sixers again.
It still looks like their loss on offense.
Right? This is a game.
We talk about the bully ball mentality.
We talked about the bad boy mentality, right? We were consistently talking about how many times that we would go down low in the paint.
That's how we were winning our 1st 3 or four or five games with all of a sudden, we got away from that.
We were shooting jump shots again at Utah.
Listen, you told that jump shot team, right? You're not going to go jumper for jumper.
What you told you need to stick to what? You know why I stick to what you do best, and that's working the ball down low.
That's what it is.
And if you're going to get away from that, you need to have the shooters to get away from that.
You know what? If it wasn't for Josh Richardson.
Honestly, we would have been close in a decade.
Okay? But the biggest issue was no space on the floor.
Not, you know, cancer.
It was just a lot.
A lot of stuff. Ross, on philly influence dot com.
She was hit me up all day.
Same thing taking pictures of Ben showing.
Listen, if Ben doesn't, you know, doesn't cause defender to come out. Defend him.
That's one of the biggest issues.
Okay, we need Ben.
We need Ben to be Ah, baller.
That's what we need.
And here's the issue.
If Ben never shoots the ball, he will never get defended out on the perimeter.
So if you have no perimeter shot, there's no reason to offend you out on the perimeter.
So they let him be out there.
You see the spacing? Listen, when he troubles the ball up, he literally if you go back and wants the film, okay? And came to show me a great picture that I wish once I get this Also, I wish I could throw a picture up on the screen.
Okay, but you show the nearest offender of Ben Simmons is literally, like, 30 feet away.
I'm not exaggerating.
That means there's no respect there.
There's no respect and that's the issue we have, right? That's the issue we have.
I don't expect him to be a jump shooter.
I understand that, Okay, But you have to give them that.
You know the idea that you're willing to shoot the rock? You have to that 15 footer 24.
This is what you need to do.
If you don't do that, the defense is gonna ki on those tendencies of you.
Hold one of the ball and we want to give up the ball all the time.
Tobias Harris, Listen again.
Okay, I need more for the buys.
You hear me on this all the time, right? It's a bias that it's like 16 points, 16 points.
That's not enough, Tobias.
That's not enough.
I need it consistent 24 to 28 points a night.
You may say that's a lot, but it's not.
Not when you're getting paid to be, you know, basically the number two option number one's Joel.
You need to be number two.
If you can't be number two, then we're gonna have a problem going for because you are the shooter on the floor.
You're the shooter from the outside.
And again, the indecisiveness again from two buys.
You know, he has his moments, But we need more than moments.
We need Maurits of ice.
We need you to be the guy we paid to be that scoring option.
If you're not going to be that, we're gonna have an issue.
Okay, listen, you know, we talked about this before, did Jimmy Worst a bias thing who were going to pay and obviously Jimmy salty a little bit out there in Miami, and, you know, he's starting a jab a little bit. You starting a jaw.
It is what it is.
You know, I still think we're a better team without Jimmy.
The way were constructed right now because of the Al Horford effect.
Okay, Put it has to work, and Tobias has to make his shots.
Now again, When you look at this, you know Mike Scott, More minutes last night.
Okay, look, Josh Richardson play 34 minutes.
He had 24 points again.
Josh Richardson isn't gonna give you 24 every night.
But listen, if he can give you 15.
That's gonna be huge.
That's gonna be a big, big boost for this team. Now.
The biggest thing was second chance points.
The Sixers lost 14 to 7 on the offensive glass.
That's a problem, Okay? Especially when you have a team in Utah that likes to shoot the rock.
Okay. And it has a lot of shooting from the outside.
You can't get let Rubio bear against 16 rebounds.
Okay? 16 rebounds is a lot.
And that falls on Joel that falls on.
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I love the universal change.
Listen, you know, it's funny.
I'm a huge wrestling fan, man.
And I know you live in Boston, which lays claim in the homeland of you know you can't see me, John Sr, right? Absolutely.
I know John scene is your boy out there? But I'm a big wrestling fan, too.
So the Universal Bell I got the annex t tape.
You're still kind of mall, man.
I'm a big, big sports fan.
Thanks for the compliment.
I appreciate it.
Uh, but listen, they get back to the game.
You cannot be on the offense of glass.
It just can't happen, Okay? And there was a lot of second chance points.
Second, Donovan Mental is a sniper.
And he had a lot of open shots.
The uncontested shots from the Sixers.
Okay, is killing me.
The uncontested shots are the ones that are really getting up my back.
Okay, because it's okay if a guy make a work right, make a work, that's fine.
I have no problem with that.
But the uncontested shots, that's an issue.
And that's what I don't understand.
The offensive glass and the uncontested shots are killing this team right now.
And the spacing on the floor.
Now I understand Brant Brown.
If you file brought Brown bread Brown, you know, and every seven and 10 game guy, OK, he takes the season increments.
He sits there and he's like, You know what? Watch this five games goes, how this works on these six games, and then he makes adjustments.
So I'm curious to see how his Justin's gonna make.
But here's the thing bends out right now, so until bank holds back, we're really not sure what he's gonna do.
Okay, But it can you know, I think.
You know, Natto is not one of my favorite players, okay? And I know he's getting a minute's.
I know Raul in that.
So is somebody that you know again.
I said it lay a show.
He's like the T J.
McConnell this year.
I know he's a little better.
He's got a better shot.
He's, you know, he's got a better game.
But the problem is, Bret looks at these guys, right? He falls in love with him, and I don't understand why you just It's that trust factor.
And for some reason, Trey Burke doesn't have the trust factor.
I don't know what it is because we could use Trey Burke as a shooter right now, especially.
Listen, Ben's out.
There's no reason why Trey Burke can get 10 minutes, no reason why.
Okay, And now we're gonna go to Denver, okay? And this is Listen, Joel, this is to you and you had a chance.
What? About a minute minute 20 left in the game. Okay.
They give you the ball, you say you want to be the first option.
They say Joel and B is going to be the number one option on this team.
right late in games.
It's gonna go through.
But guess what? At the end of the day, he took a jump shot.
Okay, And here's a simple thing.
Rudy Gobert had five fouls, five fouls.
So number one, you're not trying to foul the guy out.
What? You should be OK.
He's their second best player.
He's your best player down low, okay? He's the guy that you want to get out of the game.
So you have a clearly you didn't do that and you take a jump shot, you take a jump, shin.
Why? Why are we taking jump shots? There was far too many jump shots in this game by everybody.
Okay, I understand.
We're gonna shoot the threes.
Okay? Whether they're open or contested, I understand that.
But listen, man, our whole motto of this team, the whole construction of this team is the work.
The ball down low.
Okay, The bully ball, The Billy bully.
Sorry, but say that a couple times around the bully ball mentality on this team, that goddess from point A to right now has been lost, and we need to get that back.
That's the biggest thing. We need to get that back. It's a long season.
Listen, I get it's a long season, but, you see, I You know, I still don't think if we play our top gain that I'm worried about teams like Indiana.
I'm sorry. I'm not worried about Boston.
Okay, listen that, you know, that's no disrespect, but I just don't think boss and goes as deep as we go.
Okay, Indiana, they don't go as deep as we dough. Milwaukee.
I know they have the Greek freaking.
I know. They have a lesson.
Johannes is an exceptional bull talent.
Okay? He is exceptional.
But the problem is, I don't see everybody else.
Anybody else? That's that's actually gonna step up.
I'm not a Chris Middleton guy, okay? I don't think Chris Middleton is the answer.
I don't think Eric Bledsoe is the answer, Okay? These are the guys that they're gonna rely on out there.
They you know, they lost Malcolm.
Okay, that was a big loss to that.
In my opinion, you add a guy like Kyle Korver who Listen, I would like Concord on this thing, because all he does, he's gonna be a shooter, but he's not gonna play 30 minutes a game, so you can't tell anymore.
Listen, if we're playing our A game, which is our A game that runs through Joel and B are egging that runs down low to Horford and Joelle.
If we're playing that game we're having, Josh is a slasher.
We haven't been finishing at the rim.
We're having to buys.
Open shots were good, but the problem is we're not doing that right now, and I don't know why.
And it's really bothersome.
So I got some stuff on Facebook.
I want to give some shout outs of some people, okay? And they made some good points.
And I want to see what you guys think.
Okay, so this was brought up.
Listen, Mei Mei, Adam Reiss.
Anil Rice I know is I don't hear right now.
He may not have registered for an account.
We may be in the background, Lawson.
He says my man Brett needs to run some plays to force him to shoot.
Obviously, we're talking about Ben, right? And And listen, I agree.
But here's the problem.
The problem is Ben doesn't want to shoot.
Okay, he's showing you that right now.
Ben doesn't want to shoot because Ben doesn't want to shoot.
He's never gonna He's never gonna line up to shoot.
Listen, Steve says, Ben won't can't shoot.
The jumper is gonna bite us in the ace later on, Just like last night again.
Another one. It's one game. All good.
Still, almost pulled it out.
This was the Phoenix game that we're talking about, but these were the comments that I'm getting from the fees game, and we could parlay them over to the Utah game because it's the same effect.
Listen, we lost one game against the hot scene without our best player.
Obviously, we're talking about, you know, the hot player being Devin Booker within our last pirate being Joel and be well, last night we had Joel back.
And you know what? I'm calling out Joe a little bit.
Look tired. Look.
Fatigue Now, I gave him props in the beginning.
Okay? I really did.
I I gave him process because I thought that Joel look a lot more, you know, he's stabbing a look better.
His strength and conditioning look better And then, for some reason, he takes two game suspension.
And all of a sudden he comes back in these windy, You see no pulling the shorts again, get down low.
He wasn't getting up.
All you know, back and forth off the court.
That's an issue.
That's a major, major issue.
Listen, Brant Brown's teams are Their defense is predicated on getting back on defense.
Okay, Shot goes up, they get back.
Last night, they were getting lost.
Okay, that we're getting lost last night.
And that's a problem.
Okay? The problem is, if you get lost and you don't get back, not only do you leave your team out that you leave, whoever's back there had to try, you know, But it's not helping the team aspect.
It's not helping your team Defense.
Sybil the rookie.
Listen, you know, he he's He's green.
You could see the vision.
You could see the mold.
You could see what he will be one day.
Okay, He's got to cut down the fouls.
Okay? He's a loose cannon out there.
I love Listen, I love the energy.
I love what he brings.
But the problem is it's not helping us if he's consistently in foul trouble or he's bumping up the team foul situation because that's what's happening a lot with Matisse.
I know we'll be better.
James, it has had a good game last night, you know? Not just from the scoring aspect, but I think he did a lot of good things.
That's what we need.
We need Listen, this team, the waves, construct that.
And we need Scott that we really good off the bench.
If they're not good off the bench And not just as you know, I just I don't just mean Mike's guy as an enforcer.
Okay? I need Mike Scott that be the player that he you know, Not only the toughness.
I didn't hit that trait like he was like you.
And you don't have to try with consistency.
I'm not to be afraid to throw that screen dribble drive every once awhile because he can't do that.
Okay, I need the same thing at Ennis, Okay.
What's up, Molly? Joining.
I did the same thing out of James Ennis. Okay.
I need the same exact thing.
Okay, listen, James, it is actually a younger guy, but he has a lot of experience, especially playing in Houston.
Okay, He's got experience out there.
Listen, that's a playoff team out there as well.
So the guy knows what it takes to win.
Okay? That's why he signed here on a veteran.
Minimal or in a mid level exception.
That's why he's here.
He wants the win, right? He sees the talent.
Listen, this team is very, very talented, okay? But I'm getting My patience is running thin.
I don't because lesson last year, remember? Well, who made the trade? And when we got Jimmy Butler, right? All we heard was we need everything to gel right where we did these these guys, when we got Jimmy, when we got to bias, the whole thing was we need these guys to understand how to work together.
They need time to gel.
They need a month in need.
Two months, Once they're all together, they'll be great.
Well, guess what? We're only what, 78 games into the season and I'm hearing the same thing again.
So when does this team actually know what to do without that statement.
When do they actually know how to go out? Put the shoes on, get their uniforms on and just play ball, Okay? Because, Brett, here's the thing.
We can't keep using that excuse.
That excuse of them needs hardly out to buy.
Has to find his way.
What is the bias? Have to find his way.
I don't understand that statement.
Okay, Tobias, when we got to bias out there when he was at the clips, okay, he was scoring at will.
Okay? He has it in him.
You just don't You know that scoring ability isn't like this is the movie space game, and the monsters came out and they took all their powers away.
Okay, So Bias knows how to play ball.
He knows exactly how to play.
But the issue is to me.
For some reason, I don't know what it is.
It is also someone he came in his team, You know, the indecisiveness from last year about where to be on the court and what his role is kind of carried over to this year, and there's no reason for it.
I was a big supporter of the bias hours in the off season.
I said, You know what? This dude is going to get his mind right.
This dude's going to get his game right.
He's going to come in and he's going to make his money, okay? He's gonna make his money driving.
He's gonna make his money on the three point line and on the 20 foot perimeter.
And you know what? You seen that at times they like.
But does it mean for some reason, every time I watch this game okay, I feel like I watched bricks from Tobias to the three point line? You know, whether he's Ross, it almost.
I'm getting scared.
No, I'm getting scared.
You're getting scared that, you know what J.
Red**** was here, and obviously he's a much better shooter in device.
But J J could shoot on the run, Jay.
Take it, Shoot contested shots.
Tobias is almost getting to the point where he needs to be open consistently with nobody in his face into satis fy.
And he's a shoot.
I understand that's the techniques off a jump shot, but this is the N B.
You have a split second right? A split second to shoot that ball.
A split second that have that window of opportunity with nobody in your face.
So when you get it, you need to take it.
So that's my issue.
He's not taking it.
Okay? You watch him latest like now.
He did one play, which I was wrong.
Okay, You got the ball out in the three point line.
I thought he should have shot it.
I think it was O'Neill came out, kid. Tacit home.
He took the dribble drive.
He slammed a ball home with two hands.
He got fouled, and he got to the line.
Okay, I was wrong.
But you know what? Nine times out of 10 I need him to shoot that tray.
I need an issue to try, because I know we can shoot it.
That's my issue.
That's what I see.
I know he can shoot it.
So, listen, the, um the road doesn't get any better, okay? Coming up the road doesn't get any better.
Okay? This is a really tough Denver team that we're going to listen, I'm actually excited.
I know about you guys, but I'm excited to watch Joe cut him and be.
And, you know, next to Joel Embiid joke it is the best.
Saturn the MBA, right? I think.
Can we all agree on that? I mean, tow.
Watch this guy's mobility, tow, watch this guy.
You know, the way he handles the ball, the way he moves and shifts on defense, the way he could get to the top of the key. It will.
The way he get down low, it will.
The way he's up on the glass is on the board.
He shoots the free throw.
I mean, this guy, you know, it is what you know, for Denver, it's there, Joel, And be okay.
That's how good this kid really is. Okay.
Danvers gonna nicey Jamal marries.
Nice. Nice player.
They got a lot of nice pieces out there in Denver.
Okay? Those guys are coming together as well, you know, looking around the n b a man.
You know, I I can't wait the sea.
Paul. George, come back.
I don't know about you guys, but I can't wait to see and come back and see what he has out there.
And Clipper Lane.
Ah, you know, I listen.
You see the Lakers urging the back.
I'm not a Lakers fan.
Listen, I am from Philadelphia, right? I am a Philly guy.
I have a lot of Philly flavor.
You tell by my accent.
Okay. You see, the A I Jersey in the back.
But you see that Lakers jersey? Kobe Bryant right there? I mean, listen.
You see, the one right next to that is a LeBron James high school jersey.
That's what that is.
Okay? And you see what LeBron James is doing, right? Helen Laker Lane.
Even though I'm not LeBron guy, right? Ah, Tobias.
Let's see what Blake saying.
Tobias got to step up.
He's saying here also not trying to switch off topic, but New England is wrestling.
Kofi Carmela, Triple AIDS.
McMahon's Sasha bags.
Ah Well, Marie, can they listen? There's a lot of Ross is out there.
Boston, huh? That's it.
I'm a Listen, I'm a big wrestling guy, man.
I told you I could watch wrestling all day.
All I still watched back down.
So watch the next day I watched a w I watch role.
I want them all actually going.
I don't know any any filly people out there.
I'll be a Wells Fargo going to smack down live next Friday, which is gonna be good sign taking my mom's out there, man.
Let me give you a special date.
Mother, son Date and my daughter Rogan.
Hang out. Watch a little wrestling.
I'm hoping to see, like a special parent for the undertaker.
I know that's gonna happen.
Going running N B a.
Ah, you know, we go around and be a real fast you look at.
Ah, you look at John Moran again having a phenomenal rookie season already.
Barrett starting starting to step it up his eye on always.
He's injured, right? He's not back yet.
Ah, you know, listen, as far as the six years ago, I I'd like to see maybe I'm wrong here.
But, you know, I'm hoping that Zaire Smith can develop over to G league, and he'd get his game together and and he could help us out.
You're what? I let you talk about Arnie Palmer, right? About the Arnie Palmer.
Yeah, I'm not a red bow guy.
With this little half in here, it's not spite either, right? Ah, but that's cool.
Ah, but yeah, I I like to see Zaire.
I know about you guys, but, you know, it's something I think that, you know, he could make a difference if you can come back on his game.
Uh, And listen, is there any dough? I have any disagreement here when I talk about, you know, obviously, if you see my Michael Jordan jersey over my over your right my left shoulder, right, You see a I you say LeBron you say Kobe.
I mean, though, you know those four cats right there? I You know, I can't say enough about him because that's that's my childhood right there.
That's my childhood.
That's my manhood.
Ah, you know, I watched all four.
Does God play exceptional talents? Obviously, M j is my main.
You guys know that? Okay, I will forever be loved in the city of Philadelphia.
Ah, and and again, you know it.
Joel is getting that status.
I don't know if we'll ever supersede that. A high status.
Uh, well, listen, six is gonna be okay.
Ah, you know, I'm curious to see what they do with the minutes.
Like I said, earlier.
You know, see how long Ben's out.
They say one game.
I think it may be longer than that, you know? You know, I see, like, a 4 to 5 game, you know, Connor, parlay here, see what happens, See if they call somebody up.
Maybe they just you know, they just dress somebody else.
We'll see what happens.
I think Trey Burke will finally get some play.
I really hope he does.
And, you know, I'm looking forward to this number game.
Anybody got any thoughts on here? What they want to see? You know Paul child. Yeah, we know, you know.
Listen, I listen to jolly all the time, and jolly is a legend on sports radio out here.
I challenge, but I just listen a jolly it late nights, i e I think he's only like, 10 o'clock right now, But sometimes Johnny would do the overnights and said a big daddy Graham.
Ah, but yeah, I love dollar words.
He always has some Good stop.
How you listen to the jolly I see jolly a camp.
Okay? all right. Cool.
It's always good, do Man, John could do a lot. Lot of good.
A lot of good radio dudes in this town, man.
A lot of good radio dudes.
Ah, your Boston guy.
So you know, Philly guy Eagles, Patriots.
Next week will be a big showdown, man.
Super Bowl. Repeat right.
Super Bowl. Repeat.
Uh, you know what you guys think about? You think we're gonna be able? I got people checking Twitter say we're gonna go down in Denver already.
Ah, I'm not John.
I'm definitely not ready That can see this game in Denver.
Ah, I I think we could do some good things out there in Denver.
I don't know about you guys, but ah, I think we could take that game.
I see a sixties collapse.
I definitely don't see the sixers collapsed.
How? Your boys? Boston 50 to 43.
Hey, Oklahoma City, man.
Listen, man, I don't say I definitely see you collapse.
Well, ifhe or for isn't the glue to keep.
Listen, this team together count You know what? I actually I actually agree with that.
Ah, Al Horford is an integral part of this team.
especially with these young guys, especially with the talent, especially with, you know, the new formula.
Astronomy at the N.
B. A. Finals. So I don't disagree.
Ah, definitely don't.
But speaking the n b a finals man, how do you think Toronto's feel right now? You know, I don't think they have a shot in hell to get back to where they were.
You think you think you're thinking coli for that championship right now again? You know when everybody talks about, exactly screw whenever it talks about that.
You know, we're basically in the issue right now on Eagle and what we're talking about, you know, do we bring in Antonio Brown, the Save our season? Is he a season saver? Right? And that was like in this town where everybody again it brings up the Kawai Leonard band.
Simmons talk right, because the whole thing Waas it was You had one side of one side of the league or I should say, once out of the city, that's a trade.
Ben Simmons, the other side, said, No, don't trade Ben Simmons.
But let's think about this.
If I told you now, right now, you seeing Coli play okay if I said to you that you knew you could sign Kawai for the next five years, Okay? Would you rather have Kawai and Jo Ellan be or would you rather have choline but our or Ben Simmons and Joel and B, because that listen, at the other day, Jo Ellan B is number one.
Okay, even if it's a one day or one B and absolutely is Joel a one A and Ben, it won't be.
So what would you do? Okay, I'd much rather have colliding, Joel.
Okay, So when you think about it, you know, you see the deficiencies right now and the hope is my whole thing.
You're hoping that Ben Simmons is going to be a m b a superstar right now.
He is a star, right? Ben Simmons is a star.
But here's the problem is the problem is you know you have to hope that bank and become a superstar.
Kawai Leonard is a superstar, so I know this is hindsight 2020 because obviously he always wanted to the West Coast.
What I'm saying is, if there was that officer was available if that option was there to trade Ben Simmons for Collide letter when it was there, I think I still I was on that horse earlier.
We should have took it, and I So look back on it right now and say We still show it's okay because that window of opportunity, that window of opportunity it closes real face of right now it's open.
Listen, what's going on? The Golden State that you see what's going on? Golden say Golden State is not there this year, right? Golden State is at least a year away from getting back.
You know, Steph, Clay Draymond are all out, okay? You're not gonna see Clay this year.
You're probably not gonna see step this year.
Okay? Three month injury.
He's not coming back.
Okay, your window of opportunity definitely is now, right? It's definitely now, so you have to take the opportunity.
So if that opportunity presented itself and they say you know what, you could have Coli Leonard instead of Ben Simmons right now.
Okay? That opportunity should have been taken.
And for all the people, for all the skeptics out there, all the people to tell me I'm crazy.
People talk a lot of you're crazy.
They said it wouldn't make that trade their nuts.
Because I guarantee you, if we put a poll out okay and said right now you could have one or one of two players you have Kawai.
Or it could have been who would obey? Who wouldn't take alli and better? Would it be colliding? Joel are coli? Or are Ben and Jo And I'm telling you right now, I guarantee you, at least 80% of the orders would say Kawai and Joel, because guess what If we had cool while on this team is that event we wouldn't be talking about The things that it's all about now about not being able to terrible job not being able to shoot the perimeter shot, not being able to defend, You know, I should say the other team not coming out to defend because or not they have nothing to defend.
Okay, listen, it all comes down to one thing.
Either Ben's gonna shoot or he's not.
And just like my main Adam Rice set.
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He's a great follower.
He hits us up on the Facebook page all the time.
Okay, just like he said, Ben needs to shoot.
Okay? Ben needs to shoot.
I don't care if you and I'm not talking about a little baby jump hook I'm not talking about, Ah, little one handed floater.
I'm talking about a nice 15 12 to 15 foot jump shot.
Listen, he's not gonna be in the 25 foot rings that get it to 2025 foot range.
Not gonna be there, but it I don't care about the three.
Listen, Ben Simmons does not need to shoot the three.
Everybody's obsessed with this three point ball.
He does not need to shoot the three.
What you need to do, though, is the shoot, the mid range jumper.
And if he's not gonna shoot the mid range jumper, then it will be a problem.
And, you know, I brought this up.
I want to ask this, You know, try to go about 30 40 minutes here.
Sort of a decent audience. Aw, keep going.
What? I would I have a hard time understanding.
Okay, Is Ben came from a basketball background? OK? His father, You know, Australian basketball player, Coach.
That's why you know Brett Coats his dad you know brats.
Listen, he comes from that mold.
So how come it's so hard for him to do fundamental things? I keep asking the same question.
Is it Ben, or is it me or I don't know.
I don't know what it is, but these air fundamental things that we expect from N B A players.
And I'm gonna tell you what he has Raw talent, roll talent.
I keep saying that has got him through from, you know, from little people over a little basketball to now.
But he's finally hitting a wall.
Listen, he got shot down by Aaron Friggin Baines.
He got shut down by Aaron Friggin Baines.
I am being stinks.
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I mentioned it this week and I said, Listen, here's the issue with Ben.
It's like, Listen, I'm a coach.
I coached basketball coach, soccer coach, baseball right, and it's such a violation.
And so if my if my child showed up the basketball without a basketball or didn't know where the free throw line waas, I didn't know how to shoot.
You know what people be looking me like.
You know, this dude's crazy house is due to coach and his kid.
That's a major violation, and his kid came to shoot the rock or his kid doesn't know where Charity Line is or his kid doesn't know how to draw a basketball.
That's a violation, right? If I'm a baseball coach, my kid walks up and doesn't know how to stay in the home plate.
Doesn't know how about, doesn't know how to hold a bat, doesn't know how to put a glove on the same, doesn't know how to take grounders, doesn't know how to corner basis.
That's a violation.
So that's why I have a hard time understanding why Ben Simmons can't shoot, you know, and the only thing that I can come out with and I've said this from jump, okay? And I'm hoping this changes, but I've said this from the jump.
The only reason I can come up with is just plain ignorance.
And what that means is he's had the role ability to be able to get that arraignment will, he said.
The role ability to be able to get to this point.
So in his mind, he's good.
He doesn't need any more.
Okay, I know he was working out in the summer, and I know he throws all the Instagram videos up.
Everybody's all excited.
Philology only streets.
Guess what? I don't care about the three, Okay? It was great.
I was in the audience when he shot that three of the preseason game against the Chinese Japanese squad.
Equerry whoever they were.
Okay, a lot Loulan goes, or I could even tell you what their name Waas Great, Hampton said.
But my thing is, I don't care about that.
Was great, was fun.
It was a pre season game.
He's not gonna do that in the, you know inside that the n b a game of the regular season.
He's not and I don't need him to, but I would.
I do need on the dough has to pull out from that 12 to 15 foot range I need on to do it.
I don't care if it looks ugly.
He misses every shop, but so he does that.
We're always gonna have a deficiency on the offense. Auditable.
Okay, It's a simple Is that so? Here's my latest, my closing arguments, my closing thoughts.
In order for this team, I'm telling you right now, order for this team to move forward and be the dominant force that Number one.
They have to get back to work in a ball down low.
They have to get back to get down the block.
That means playing two man game with Al Horford and Jo Ellan be has toe happen.
Has to be the number two options, and with being the number two option comes at least 24 points a game.
I needed out Survives, not 20.
26 to say the name again.
He needs to be Bradley Beal, T.
Just like Tobias Harris needs to be the Joel Embiid.
He needs to be his right hand man, because it's not gonna be better.
Ben is a good creator.
Okay? And it's a simple is that Ben is a creator.
He's creating space and creating shots for the BIS and Joel.
If the BIS has not hit those shots, we g o nowhere.
Josh Richardson is a budding star.
He's young, he's role.
He's gonna have it.
Good games where he scores 27 points, is gonna have his bag ings where he scores, like, six points.
Okay, that's what we're gonna have to dio been a pleasure, man.
Hope Hope to see you. One of my stream.
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Blake. Thanks for checking in. As always.
You people got I don't know about go Celtics.
I would say go six years.
Okay, so we'll see.
We could throw a little bit on the line when I sell it.
Explain the Sixers next.
Ah, but that is a formula for us. The win games.
Okay, we have a solid bench.
I think we're deeper than we were last year, but those few things have to happen, and so they happen consistently.
We're gonna be right back to where we are.
Okay, so we go to Denver tomorrow night, we'll see what happens in Denver.
Ah, you know, against yoke its okay.
It's gonna be a tough matchup.
I keep saying it.
It's only a tough match.
Really, really itself matchup.
But they need it.
Listen, we got to start.
We got to stop the slide, okay? We lose two in a row, we can't lose three.
Okay? We gotta stop the slide.
Going to Denver.
Take care of business.
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Hopefully a Sixers win in Denver.
You know, we'll go from there.
All right? I already have a great night.