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I want to go ahead and dive in here to just take off my headphones.
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Been awhile, right? As we know, not a lot of n b a action to speak of here, but I thought it be worthwhile to go ahead and check in with everybody.
Talk about some of the things that we want to do here to continue to build out content in and around all things Brooklyn Nets, actually, um, wear one of my new Brooklyn Nets.
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So pull those off is we get underway? Little more casual than we usually like to be in the cir***stances.
In a bit of a hiatus here, one of the things that we want to dio is just gonna take a look back at some of the Brooklyn Nets.
Highlights over the course of this past season will dive in on players like Spencer Dinwiddie and talk about the evolution of his game over for the course of his time in Brooklyn and then, of course, this year in the absence of Caris, Levert early and then with Kyrie Irving, obviously going down for the bulk of this season really developed into a reliable player that was able to lead this unit much of the time.
But beyond that, there's also a lot of other fun things that we want to check in on.
So this is a sample of that.
One of the first things we wanted to do was go ahead and maybe take a look back even a little bit further behind after their Jersey days.
And that's to maybe just throw up a couple of these highlights here when we talk about Jason Kidd when he was leading this team.
So we're gonna go ahead and dive in on some of these highlights, just kind of sit back and enjoy them.
For the most part, I think, Ah, and beyond that, though, we'll obviously be excited to just discuss, you know, kind of some of those comparisons right between Jason Kidd and now what really represents probably the first opportunity that's have had to have a player like that in Kyrie Irving.
Obviously next year when he comes back healthy.
So let's go ahead and roll those highlights and take a look at what we've been pretty, too.
If you are a lifelong Brooklyn Nets fan, some of the early ones here is he watched this in down against the Spurs, the quickness in traffic, right? Talk about Kyrie Irving.
A lot in that way, slashing between defenders, able to occupy space out of the perimeter and then really cuts through three defenders just in front of Tim Duncan.
There to get that one going.
Second highlight comes on the half court heave.
Why not take a look at one of these? This has certainly become as well, just have a brief pause.
Here is he knocks this one down.
Splash at the bottom.
This is obviously become, ah, part of that right in the n b A.
Nowadays, those half court use those 3/4 shots.
A Steph Curry really brought that to the forefront here in terms of players taking those looks.
But we saw Trey Young really get involved in some of those opportunities as well.
So, you know, Jason Kidd was known for that a couple of times over New Jersey Nets, almost said Brooklyn New Jersey Nets career, and it's obviously exciting to see him to see some of those highlights.
Role as we think about the players that have knocked down some of those big shots.
If you went back and thought about the amount of time that the amount of shots like that that went down over the course of the n b A relative to say the last four years versus the last 20 the stat lines on that would be staggering.
So it's probably something that will actually look into as well.
But as we go back inside these highlights and let it run following that just crazy sequence there is, they show the final heave here but great balance of just get rather than the kind of shot.
It wasn't just a chuck up.
It was a balanced body control shot Here.
Here, you see Jason Kidd getting the rebound on the defensive and behind the back dribble in between two defenders kick on the bounce pass to a cutting familiar face to Brooklyn Nets fans, New Jersey Nets fans and, of course, on the broadcast.
Now there is Richard Jefferson, with the nice little up and under scoop and that shows all of those sequences that you want in terms of the passing ability.
How about that one? Kenyon Martin? Throw it down.
Big man Jason Kidd beating out the defense bank off the glass and allows Canyon just to come sweeping through with the monster jam.
How familiar to those look raid off the dribble here as well as the buzzer drowns out there in Detroit, he goes ahead, works into the offense.
Look at the eyes on that was they show the replay.
They're sizing up Chauncey Billups defensively, works in the corner, really works himself into a bit of a trap situation, but elevates and knocks down the key jumper Aaron Williams with a big kick outside fake on the three driving the lane and the beautiful behind the back pass feeding Aaron Gordon for the put down jam on the weak side of the basket.
So beautiful sequence there showing off those great passing skills and really right there as they as they show this one.
I may have to run it back if they don't give me a second look at it.
I'm gonna go ahead and pull this back just a little bit.
He wants to see that spin move right there in the lane behind the back.
No look, kick to the outside.
And one of the things that we talk about here is I'll just pause this for a second and come back in.
One of the things we talked about with Kyrie Irving versus some of the players that were on the roster heading into this season.
You know, in the last season a guy like Caris Levert maybe still developing his game as we talked about on the podcast.
Obviously, Ah, he's not as young as maybe some of us feel, because he was a true four year player in college, you know, control body control, being able to work yourself into positions on the court and still have the vision to know where your teammates are and have the body control of the handles.
To be able to take that ball down into the low block, knowing you can control and maintain that ball, pull it back out if you need to and hopefully make a shot for yourself or find someone else with an easy, open look.
So you know, that's something that Kyrie Irving is reminiscent of, and I just mean that point guard vision, ball control, body control, really being able to dictate the tempo.
As you remember back in Jersey Nets days, the pace at which the Brooklyn Nets played was just get out there and run when you had Kenyon Martin with you, obviously, Richard Jefferson out there on the wing as well.
So it's obviously a different team all these years later.
But one of the things that's beautiful toe watching these highlights of Jason Kidd and then you think about with Kyrie Irving on the floor going into next season? Not necessarily.
We mentioned about the amount of court ground the Kyrie Irving covered Heekin they're covering more grand than the rest of the team was still trending above Joe Harris and above Spencer Dinwiddie in terms of the amount of court that he covers.
And you think about with those rebounds, the opportunity to prep Thio press and push up the floor, gets him into the front court in a hurry, get some opportunities to go on attack at the basket as well.
So these are some of those things that you haven't seen since maybe the days of Jason Kidd at that point guard position.
And now we can think fondly maybe, uh and out with Kyrie Irving.
Maybe you know, this year if the India it does make themselves back in whatever former fashion it happens to take.
But then also next season, right? And just being able to have that reliability there and know that you're going to get some of these just beautiful place.
We talked about it early in the podcast life when Kyrie was getting onto the court and just the difference between having a true top wherever you want to put a 15 talent in the N B A and Kyrie Irving on the floor and a guy that arguably has some of the best handles in the N b A.
And being able to see that on a night in night out basis, really just just kind of opens up your mind to the basketball that you've been watching previously with the Brooklyn Nets. And that's not bad basketball.
It's great team basketball, everyone playing together, working within a system, and then you get some of these talents where you realize you have that chance just kind of take that big step back and let them go toe work.
And this is how you end up seeing such beautiful things, right? And it's like watching going on, watching to rant when he was back on Golden State with Steph Curry and Klay Thompson.
It's about watching LeBron James when he went down to Miami and paired up with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosch.
It's about watching LeBron James now when he's doing it out in L.
A with, uh, with Anthony Davis.
So you know all the all these kind of players you don't maybe realize it when you're when you're focusing it on your team.
Just about the incredible level of play that they can bring to the court on a night in and night out basis.
Who died back in here to these highlights quickly and take a look go as we pull up there, a little flash for you as I cut in between.
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We post all of the feeds there as well.
Eventually we're gonna get into some more articles and additional content for you, so you can obviously take a look over at that at some point.
But back in here, over on the highlight packages, we watched Jason Kidd breaking out the fake kicked to the corner.
And then he goes over to Richard Jefferson slashing.
Beautiful control the basketball.
But it all in the air in one motion where he's gonna fake to the outside and bring it back ground and knowing that he has his man the beautiful play here, this one going to Kenyon Martin a little more open dope all the way around looking like he's working the hula hoop before he drops it off for the easy jam.
And then the number one play here, Vince Carter to the outside comes back in.
Yeah, that'll do it for you.
Listen, I don't know if you want to call this.
If you want to call, this one will freeze frame there for a second.
I don't know if this package in totality represents the greatest place ever from Jason Kidd, but one thing I do know is that this is a guy as well back this one up and then just give it another play here.
Watch this sequence into there, into the lane, excuse me, and then just goes with the reverse completed over the basket.
Flip it up, off glass and in and the sea be a package is obviously head over to you to prove you can subscribe to these channels and take a look at the videos themselves.
But reminiscent man, just the good old days when the Nets were making playoff runs back in Jersey, which is where I'm from originally and still live today.
So I followed the team to Brooklyn as any true fan would.
But that's the little glimpse into some of what Jason Kidd brought to the Brooklyn Nets all those years ago from the point guard position.
And what's the total day, right? You think back, and eventually later in his career, he got into some of the three point shooting that was never really a fantastic three point shooter, but court vision pace, passing his shot in the lane ball control all of those things that you want from a leader on the court for your team for specifically in the point guard position.
Obviously, Jason Kidd did that for you, and then you think about the way the team was constructed around him with guys like Kenyon Martin with guys like Richard Jefferson.
Obviously, Vince Carter comes into that cold there as well and just really the way that that team evolved around around one player.
And now, going into next year, you're gonna have this opportunity with with excuse me with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.
And how are these pieces gonna build around each other? And what are the other components? Whether it is Joe Harris, Spencer Dinwiddie, Caris, Levert, how are they going to benefit? And how are they gonna grow in with this unit also? So listen, this is a little bit of ah of, ah, influx kind of ah, broadcast here to get things up and running we're going to do is is with I'll be putting up some articles that will associate with the coverage that I'm doing here typically, go ahead and get that article up their first.
There's a little more of an in depth look at the good old days with Jason Kidd and then you can come over here.
Maybe get a couple of highlights and then carry on that conversation in and rent all things Brooklyn slash New Jersey Nets.
Eso won over on stuff as well as we start to ramp back up with our Brooklyn Nets coverage here just because, Hey, it's Ah, it's hard without sports, right? So we're gonna do some things that a little bit off the Nets beaten path.
Hopefully, it stuff that you enjoy is what it's going to be taking that traditional play calling that I've been doing here on game night for the Brooklyn Nets and instead applying it to some unique, interesting and hopefully entertaining scenarios for everybody out there.
Follow the Brooklyn Nets and when their game nights are and then come in here for that play by play coverage, I'll go ahead and select a couple of these opportunities that I want to take a look at and run some play by plays on and then get that schedule posted up so you know when to check in here to do so.
As I had pulled up there previously, you can't over the we got net dot com website.
As I mentioned, you can listen to past episodes.
Doug and Adaptive record one a handful of days ago.
Obviously, there's not a ton to talk about right now out there.
10 rebounds and five assists over an entire 82 game season with 20 minutes guaranteed of game time every single game.
If you accomplish that goal, you're given a $250 million contract with set N B A team.
Now it's obviously the Supermax scenario for somebody.
But if you don't, unfortunately that would mean an end game for you.
So no one has to know that you did that.
That was the deal that you made.
But do you think could accomplish that? I scratched the brain of Doug Nori on what was intended to be a bit of a lighthearted goof segment on the podcast.
Of course, he went pure ****ytics and really started trying to break down those numbers.
Ultimately, we came to the conclusion that it's easy to think how easy it is to just grab a couple of rebounds, make a couple of buckets over the course of the season.
Ah, but I know for myself standing at all of five foot eight and not necessarily having the best, eh? NBA basketball prowess In terms of attributes, I don't know if I would fare too well and don't do point out of very interesting, Very interesting point was, Do you think that those players on that MBA team are going to be giving you that ball? How many touches air you realistically going to get? So we had some fun with that on the podcast and went a lot deeper on Feel free to check out that episode.
We will probably be coming on at some point this week.
Well, but the episodes, as far as the podcast, is going to be a little bit more staggered.
So if you're looking for some extra nets content, if you're looking for a little bit of fun, play by play entertaining coverage.
I'm gonna start, be, start back on here on the SportsCastr platform and I'll be doing it every single day throughout what hopefully will not be a long layoff, but feels like we're going to kind of be in these conditions for a while.
And that's all right, because I'm gonna go ahead and give you streams here.
We're gonna go ahead and eat you with articles over on Tech Mobile as well.
So hopefully you enjoyed a little bit of a brief look into the Jason Kidd era and a handful of highlights.
Listen, I can discriminate between which one of those I thought were really in his top package, although the ultimate number one with that reverse flip in the lane certainly is a nice memory toe.
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