and I'm back again.
Um, it's Sunday, the big day.
I know everybody's probably getting geared up for the Super Bowl.
A body's probably out trying to get a pizza order, get your wings or all that good stuff, but I'm gonna do a brief in a mist from our Super Bowl talk and bring it to the N B.
A sight for a minute, you know, is we're roughly about 50 51 games in depend upon what seems, you know, it is basic point of scheduling, so I want to just do a little switch up from all the Super Bowl. The talk.
I know we had the NFL Awards yesterday, so I'm just do a switch up from the whole, you know, NFL thing.
Let's go to the gate for a second.
Let's hand out some meat season awards, but with a twist on it, we're not doing understand.
Ah, who G M v P. Today.
Who's your defense? A player of the year right now, Who's the most improved player? We're not doing any of that.
I have a unique step awards.
I'm going to give out to the N B A players and teams, right now and the 1st 1 to give out.
We're gonna call it the hottest ticket award.
So we were talking about who is must see TV.
In my opinion, there are three teams I could stand in for this award.
I had to go down this Mavericks.
M v p candidate.
He's tearing the league right now.
He's nearly averaging a triple double.
He's with 28 20 points, nine rebounds, eight assists.
Right now, you have poor Zynga's on his comeback right now.
I think he's around 17 points now.
Boards Probably about to bust.
Zynga's what? The math has just been a great team so far this year.
They kind of caught everybody off guard.
I don't think anybody outside of Dallas Mass.
Fans had them pick for the playoffs this year.
Um, so candidate number one for the hottest ticket must see TV Award is douse.
Mavs can date number two the Miami Heat.
I thought there would be a playoff team, but around like 78 seed.
So right now they are currently fourth today, Uh, Jimmy Butler.
He's came over, signed a big deal, and he's having those young guys advance the heat have been on a tear, so they could be a problem complaint out time.
Ah, a lot of young guys by coming to see what they do, they make a trade.
Trade deadline's coming up, so let's see if the heat make a trade.
I know the waitress isn't in high favor right now, so maybe they can flip him Where James Johnson killed Colin.
They got some contract that he can't Philip.
But so far, just through that season does Florida.
He'd have been a very scientific mean and the third candidate for the hottest ticket, a k a.
The must see TV award.
You got to go Hollywood.
What? You got to go to L.
A Lakers, LeBron With this hashtag wise ki movement going on this year, he's been on a tear leader league, and this is one of the top guys in points.
You got Anthony Davis.
He's probably in candidate for defensive player of the year.
You got Dwight Howard in a resurgence.
He's doing this thing.
I mean, the Lakers, they just been a science team all year.
uh, but my winter for right now as the hottest ticket award would be the Dallas mayor just because of Luca Dodge it.
I mean, he's in the second year and he's put on the show.
We've been watching LeBron do its thing for years.
We're finally get a chance to see Auntie Davis on that big stage, because in New Orleans he was just kind of just drown and really didn't have much help.
But because of Luca, Don Cheech in the combat report things his own, he's a year one off his No.
20 month 20 might lay off.
So right now, as of today, I'm going the Dallas mouths, primarily because of Luca Dodgers and the hottest ticket must see TV Award winner.
Now, for this last 30 or so games, it'll probably be the Lakers.
Just because of I feel like with the whole, um, you know, the Kobe situation.
RP, Kobe, Mom, If ever I feel like with that going on, the Lakers are going to play with a renewed focus and they're gonna be dialed in and locked in and they're gonna really, really have shaped this championship in memory of Kobe and Guiana, and also the other seven victims.
So, for right now, through roughly 50 51 games, uh, the hottest ticket award goes to the Dallas, Mass.
But for the next 30 something games and probably the playoffs, Uh, probably the Lakers, if I have to be about the war postseason lives.
All right, let's go to our second award.
We're gonna call this one the U Haul Award, a k a.
A team that it's one move away from being a championship contender.
Number one Boston Celtics.
They are, you know, one of the top 34 teams in the East right now.
Kimba All Star Jason Tatum, All Star General Brown could have been All Star. You got going.
Hey, where he's on a tear.
He's been averaging about 20 the last couple of games, so the ball facilities have everything.
It's Severson size.
You know, Theis and cancer.
They're not gonna play taco Fall way all little taco fall.
I mean, he's just his science.
Your interesting? Yeah, we are little taco fall.
But when it comes to play out time, the soldiers will not be given taco fall any minute.
So I think the Celtics one move would be to acquire some styles.
So can date number two of a team that's one Move away.
I love Yokich, Jamal Murray, both outside long term extension.
So they are the future of Denver.
You got Millis upon experiment contract you got Will Barton plank It balm Alec Beasley playing good ball, but a disappointment.
And I hate to say that about his team is Gary Hairs.
So I think Denver needs a little bit more on on the Garden side.
And, of course, you got Michael Porter Jr.
Who still doing this thing working his way back into shape.
No. Get this game.
His game. Blaze.
He's been a performer for the different Nuggets, so he could be a key piece come playoff time, but I think the demon negatively to make a move for, like, a guard.
Someone like Drew Holiday Brantley.
Bill couldn't get traded if anyone's thing about Bradley, but he couldn't get traded until the summer because he are deciding extension.
So But for like an immediate move right now, I would say Denver should get Drew holiday and last candidate be the Utah Jazz.
They are, you know, when the top teams in the West is.
Well, um, I think I need like, a big defender because there will be times in the playoffs, but it probably can't play.
Go bear in certain lined lips.
He's not really a good post up.
Yeah, he's mainly for defense and rebounding side thing.
They should try to make a play for maybe, like a market.
Morris on the Knicks, somebody who can play small ball lineups were Bogdanovich and Mitchell Ingles and kindly smile like that.
If you go small ball five Morris he has.
You know he's 68 to 45 to 50.
He can no guard against LeBron.
If they go small ball, he can at least hold off.
You know, um, entrees heroin on certain positions if needed.
But I think the team that's closest, asked Owen, move away.
So the winner for this war from me would be Denver, because I think if seeding breaks right and they can get Drew holiday in their backcourt, I think Denver could really make a play, because if it felt with seed embrace just right, you could maybe get Lakers versus Clippers in like that 14 Matchups.
And if you're ready to a three C, you gotta play one novel and it would be in the West final so you can catch a May of Syriza Rocket Siri's.
Or, you know, if you're likely to see you get to play the thunder or somebody like that and you can avoid all the tough teams until the West Finals and Denver could potentially make the final.
So I think that U haul of war as the team that's one move away from the edge, it making the finals of being a contender.
If the Denver Nuggets let's go to number three the third award.
He's my favorite boxer of all time.
He's loved and hated, depending on who you X s o, this award is called the Floor Mayweather Cow for Pound award on.
This is for guys who you know we get.
LeBron is the young.
This is the Kevin Durant's ladies like guys who would like just out liars inside.
So, of course, they're gonna always be a contender for best Player of the year.
But pound for pound, um, you know, in a box and aspect who would be the powerful calm best player this season.
I got to go job a rent as a candidate, what he's doing with benefits there.
No one thought there would be in the playoff contingent.
Raceman writing under holding down at eight.
See, you got my second candidate Daimler gaining on the Grizzlies.
They want to win a roadie.
Beat the Lakers, I think jazz the other day.
So you got Portland trying to make a push of a dame.
I think Dave is one of the top seen already.
But imagine Dane being a wing like 66 to 30 women were here shooting range, all that kind of stuff.
And then you got Donald Mitchell.
He's, you know, depending on who you ex, he's interchangeable with a guy like Devin Booker Forest like skill set.
Why science y stuff like that? But, I mean, we can't switch guys on team.
So what Mitchell is doing with Utah is out doing what Booker's doing in Phoenix now.
If Booker was winning, he would be in this convoy's will.
But since you know he can't control the situation for us, I would've said they're doing so right now.
I would just say Job.
Dane and Mitchell would be the top three guys for, uh, the powerful pound best player doing right now and the winner.
I'm gonna go Dane.
He's shooting less shots that James Harding.
But he's nearly averaging 30 points about four and 1/2 rebounds and eight assists.
Like Dame is if Dame can get a hot streak going and possibly get the blazes in the playoffs.
Oh, they probably can't kitsch the thunders.
My like that for, like a six embassy.
But if Dan can just catch a hot streak, maybe get Blaze in the playoffs at eight c, he should be in that EVP convo on.
But I definitely think pound for pound wise Dame Mr Bench playing the lead because they were quiet.
All these guys, they're 6768 I did just complete machines.
What Dane? He's what, 63 maybe 664 on a good day, but on his skill set and what he can do care in this team, I think pound for pound wise.
Like all things considered, Dane would probably be the best player in the league proper.
Penalize along like what L Harrison was when he was playing, You know, you had to.
Kobe's the team. Max advanced.
Carter's guys like that.
You have course shack.
Oh, but I think town for Paralyze a yacht was probably the best player in the game during his area.
And I think that's kind of danger right now.
And the next award is gonna be probably a kind of funny went.
We're calling this one the Power nap award, and that just means the team that's being the most slept on right now.
We got three good candidates for that as well.
Number one, The Indiana Pacers.
The Pacers are being slipped on because they didn't have all the depot up until two games ago.
They still won 30 games with Donald Top five seed in the East, But nobody's talking about him.
They don't even put all the depots return back to action on TV.
So that kind of shows you how, like not even the NBA cares about the Pacer.
They want to put one of your top contenders in the East on national TV like that.
So I think the Pacers are a good team that deep you got two bigs.
The bonus was an All Star.
You've got Myles Turner, who should have been a contender for Defensive Player of the Year last year, and he still won the league leaders and blocks this year.
Warren, who's been having a career year.
Malcolm brought and properly one the most efficient guys in the league.
You got T J leave.
You got the holidays.
I mean, Jeremy Lamb.
The Pacers are a deep loaded team and potentially could make the Eastern Conference playoff ruin as well.
You got all the Depo back. Now He's fighting.
Won't start till he gets his legs back under him.
But he could be the spark that least these guys to the East Finals.
He already hit a game tire up against the Bull is not the best team, but in your first game.
But you hit a game tying shot.
So that kind of shows his clutch gene So the Pacers could be in store for a huge playoff run with people back.
Like I thought of sixes in there, I think they're being slipped on.
You got the media naturally, of course, I know these guys can't play together, X y Z, which seems to be.
Yet when he comes back, we'll be on minutes restriction or be another.
Shoot the ball enough.
So I think there's so many questions around the Sixers that they're being slipped on.
I think everybody's kind of conceded.
It's just gonna be the books or the field when it comes to the East.
But I would not sleep on the Sixers.
Being is on the only tear Right now.
Tobias is one of the most underrated wings in the game.
You got Horford.
I don't want to say he's the youngest stopper, but when that, say the six or do play the books in the series you got being, you can throw out your honors.
You got Horford.
You can throw it young and you got to bias.
So you got guys.
You can't throw it young, and so I want to sleep on the six years of being a potential each continue because I think they've kind of been written off lately and the third and final candidate, I think I don't think anybody expected this.
I mean, I got a bit going with one of my best friends about this team not being a playoff team here and he said it would be before the season started.
And that's the okay.
I didn't think there would be whether you are right now, but they're 30 and 20 you know, they could easily get up to the fourth, the fifth C if team that fund would drop a game with you because, you know, there the whole, uh, no half game behind half game ahead type of stuff.
So But when it's all said and done, okay, See, could potentially leap upto five or six seats and be right in the thick of it.
Well, so I think, Okay, See, Deserves the most left on team award because nobody expected what they're doing.
Chris Pone came in a tree.
I mean, we all thought, Oh, they were just going toe.
Let's just be Hughes is gonna ride his career out there and the young guys, but learned for him and grow.
But Steven Adams and Gallinari Shea Alexander, like these guys, are taking this season very, very seriously, and the O.
K C Thunder are right there and I think of the playoffs and again, like I said about Denver, if they catch a lucky break or make a trade Or, you know you got for being smart gets injured.
The thunder could be a team that make a little bit of me in a room.
Maybe got the first round, Something like that.
You just never know what Amy gave me.
Trades, injuries, buyout candidates, artist that was coming up.
You just never really know what can happen in the playoffs.
I mean, you know, it's not like in a field where it's in a given Sunday in a series.
The thunder, they slow the game down, they gotta be.
It couldn't rebound block shots and you go at something else, okay? So he could be a danger team.
So for the power never war as the most left on team, I gotta go.
See Thunder and we're going to the same A war for individual player.
So the Power Nap award for the most left on player.
We got three candidates he's putting up off their numbers.
But if he's on this team, nobody cares.
Kevin Love 17 and roughly 10 rebounds.
If he was on a winning team he made off of this year because all he did was award winning.
If you look at Kevin Little stands from what the last two seasons, when LeBron James was in Cleveland came a little Everts, 18 1917 18 made All Star team, but because he still under calves would not LeBron.
He's not getting any TV recognition, and he's not being recognized as All Star this year on the second guy, the martyr Rosen.
And this guy's slept on because he hasn't shoot the three.
He's a mere range guy, and the media has kind of made a minute range un***y.
But tomorrow he's a master.
He's having a career year, 23 55 He's doing it efficiently.
I mean, last year he was 21 6 and six and he was almost over.
But this year, because he's 23 55 he's on Spurs and they're not in the playoffs right now.
And, of course, like I see it, the reward and winning he didn't make it also team this year, but Damar has been balling.
Hopefully, it Spurs can turn it around, Maybe sneak in a placid eight sees because it's still pretty close with Spurs, Grizzlies and Blazers.
So maybe the market turning around and get the team into the playoffs.
And in the third guy, I got a meeting him, Um, I thought you would've been off.
It's Andre drumming, and this guy is one of the leading contenders for double doubles. I think it's him.
A young. It's like one and two for dollar doubles.
He's top five and no, he legally rebounds.
He's top five and should be Steals and blocks on.
These guys dominated, but because it's again situation.
He's on Detroit.
No, Blake Griffin.
Who's the most market we got on the team? No, Blake Griffin, You got ready Jax and the roles they haven't solid years Put nothing to really prepare your guys to the forefront of the East as far as a playoff team anyway.
And the East is beyond the what 56 teams.
The East is really kind of bad because the Nets and Magic are below 500 on the 78 c, so Detroit should have been a better team.
I thought they were gonna be ah lot for the playoffs, but did not.
But right now I would say the power net for most left on player.
He has to be under a drunk because for a guy to be legally and rebounds, one of leaders and blocks, steals and double doubles and didn't even make the All Star team.
I mean, that's not a knock to bail.
This is not just a bonus militant Tatum or anybody else who made it in the East, but for drumming that have those stats and to not make the All Star team.
I think that proves he's very, very slipped on as a player, and it's also kind of because the the traditional big has kind of been eliminated.
You got Cat who can space the floor shooting three and B shoots, threes, Porzingis shoots, threes, Kevin Love shoots, threes.
I could keep going about guys who are 16 7 feet that can space the floor and drum and does it space the floor like that.
He's just a, you know, bet to the best account of yeah, so under a drama is very, very slept on.
And I think this award, you know, mostly on play belongs to him.
I want to see what he does in all season.
Does he take the money and stay with you, Troy.
Does he try to take the money and go toe contender? Or did he take a discount? Because the next two years couldn't save his career for being on the Continue thine and we got one more war.
We're gonna call this one the Aretha Franklin R S P C E C T war person Respect on my name award.
And we got three great Candace again.
I'll just tell my drumming.
So number one for this one isn't Derrick Rose Dead Rose.
I think we all thought he's had so many injuries and he's been bouncing around from Tina Team.
I honestly thought there Rose was finished, but this year he's kind of been getting the touches.
I think he's played about 43 44 games so far, and he's averaging, like 18 and 6 19 to see something like that.
He had a 10 game stretch 11 game straight in January, where he was averaging about 24 4 and six on the almost EVP like knows from his from the MTV season.
So they're also put up crazy numbers in January.
Um, I got to go, Jimmy, but I was talking about the heat Earlier, everywhere Jimmy goes, he wins.
He was waiting on Minnesota.
He was winning on Philly.
I thought he was making estate, going to Miami like you just gonna take the money.
You don't want to stay in feeling, compete for a title.
You don't wantto tried a team with a Y or, you know, another Goethe in laying, teeming with LeBron or something like that.
You just so many things across my mind when I saw the Jimmy size with the Heat, it was like why outside a location I go to the heat But he made one heck of a choice.
They got some young guys down there hungry, ambitious.
He's pushing them, ensure that pushing him.
And, uh, Jimmy gets a bad rep because he plays hard.
It doesn't seem to me he's the most likeable guy.
I think he finished sixth or seventh on the player vote for the All Star Game, and that's for ****less.
Jimmy's having won the better season this year, so I thought he should have been ah lot, but the players don't really think so.
They had like, six or seven, so we gotta put some speed on Jimmy's name and the last guy, Chris Paul in Bay Authorities Years were just like Jimmy.
Numbers aren't that great, you know.
67 assists, but he's shooting the ball pretty efficiently.
And without Chris Paul, there's no time machine.
But we can do a also a universe of simulators with doctors. Probably.
I don't think the thunder would be whether you are with dark Chris Paul on that team.
His lead control, the game pick and roll him Alexander and strode at three.
I mean, we saw that work with things a little bit when they had drag it bled so and I forgive us.
You will think Isiah Thomas And we saw it work with Phoenix a few years ago.
So the three guy back, or even though they are all big ranging guys, it works.
So I think that puts my speaking my name the Aretha Franklin R S P E c t a war.
I think I have to go to Cliff Paul because we all thought he signed a big contract.
Rockets Oh, they can't win.
Oh, him and James don't fit together you know, just so many different things old there are more is gonna trade them.
They're not gonna trade him.
He was injured when I needed him most.
Then he only played 50 games against.
I think Chris Paul needs some respect.
Put on his name, granted something you thought he shouldn't be all thoroughly.
They thought to have been Devin Booker.
Or you know, somebody else they got despite because of the better numbers.
But when you look, get the leaders that basket What? He's contributing to the thunder.
We didn't think there would be this type of thing We thought there would be a lot of rebound is going.
Probably cost me 100 books because I don't think I didn't think that Underwood make the playoffs.
Eso if they make the playoffs, our be even more on paper.
Allenwood Kashef my homie 100 books that I did not believe in the thunder and he believed the thunder he believed in Crisp.
Also, I'm gonna do it myself.
I'm gonna put my speaking Chris Paul's name about he was finished, or at least training tours being finished.
And I didn't have done with me whether you are so Chris Paul.
But when is the last award? The respect award and just going forward.
I hope everybody enjoy Super Bowl today on picking four nines in that game.
I hope they win the gang.
So everybody enjoy your wings. Your peaks.
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