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We were just talking about Jared had put on a cruise.
My Nick and Lakers.
So, yeah, if you guys haven't heard the news, Jared Smith is finalized.
A deal with the Lakers.
Um, with the word bomb dropped earlier today and as, Ah, the Lakers Standard Group, you only get your reaction that Yeah.
Oh, I think if you give your Laker fan, you're still a little bit, uh, not necessarily disappointed in Avery Bradley, but just pointed by the fact that he's not being orderly with us just cause he was a starter all year played very significant minutes.
Well, you didn't way all the minutes.
He was certainly a great defensive ace toe have and, you know, have his fair share of nights, like against the, you know, busting clippers where we left off, where he really came.
Teoh came to play and was really knocking down shots, and it was just a good off all threats.
So not have been a not having a player like that, especially kind of defensively is gonna be ah is really hurts the Lakers, but I think what you can maybe replace a lot of him with is minutes with Caruso in KCP on.
And then I think Adam J.
Smith is just like another good insurance policy, just given that he kind of has a lot of veteran experience and certainly a lot four straight finals teams in Cleveland and you know, someone that's could be ready to take the shots and kind of step into the game.
And all things considered, I thought this was the best possible signing for the Lakers.
Although, you know, once again Stoke and I heard.
So we're not gonna have Avery Bradley nor Lana a free man.
And, you know, for Jared Smith, this is gonna be the old bed chance at redemption.
Um, you know, I think I'm the last year we talked about the now infamous 2018 game on Mishap, and you know that's over clouded what has been, you know, a relatively great career for Jr these for home of the decade.
Ben, you know, on average, 37% 3 point shooter on, you know, cycles, attempts per game, a really dynamic, searchable defender, and people think Oh, you know, LeBron might not hate him Formally, LeBron might not have the best feelings for laughter that, um, Game One mishap.
And I would argue that LeBron asked Frank Vogel and he asked the front office to the art, Nothing's nothing's happening a must.
LeBron makes the final call.
And for you know how for however many years that LeBron's played alongside him, Jerry has been that God, that he couldn't consistently past two, and it almost knocked down those open shots.
So I think LeBron is gonna be really, really happy to add them alongside him in Orlando.
I think you hit it right on the head like just, um We all know whatever team LeBron is that he is a definitely huge state.
Whatever is going on.
So I think the fact that they reportedly or sign Jerry Smith is an indication that LeBron gave that vote of coffins.
And also like, when I guess when you're looking at the Lakers, I think you know, we seem pretty set.
A student, Dwight Howard ghost Orlando in terms of our, you know, kind of our backup big men with him did prevail.
And then you know potentially market more is being able slide between play, you know, uh, up a position at five or down position three.
So then it kind of comes down to a matter of, like, what we're gonna get out of our guard played.
I think what I would be really ideal toe have gone in the back of my car.
Like Darren Collison, who said that he didn't want to play.
All things considered, I think J.
Smith was the best available option, given our deeds in the market.
So pretty happy with the signing.
And, you know, hopefully J R will come into the serious attitude.
I know, like something need you talked about is like we said, kind of lasting memory, even though he played a couple games after that.
Siris in 2018 with LeBron, where he really screwed it up in Game one.
Uh, just have no clock awareness.
While the rest of the world was waiting for a minute to get back to LeBron something again, Uh, I think the way like we remember player like Jordan hitting his last shot and Utah Game six, my Ndiaye is like, pretty similar to how room member like J.
Like Yeah, Michael Jordan also played off deserts, but we really remember him for that last play in finals.
So I think that for J.
Smith, this is a really good chance, you know, while he's kind of did you know, I believe for a year and 1/2 to really select cement his legacy in a more positive way, So I think he'll be very motivated.
Teoh really coming for very? Yeah, absolutely.
And so you mentioned Jordan.
You mentioned Legacy, and I want to get into the ramifications of various outcomes on players legacies, and I want to start with talking about in the East.
Johnston the box because you mentioned Jordan LeBron, who each didn't win their first title until they're 27.
And it, if you're honest, could you don't get the job done this year in Orlando and and win that championship regardless of its clouded by, You know this overhanging the this of, um, cove it It's still it's still a ring on his finger, and he would have bring about 20 times 25 not to mention he's the overwhelming favorite.
When I'm being here, which would that made him out back to back and Bt's by the time he's 25 which I don't know if the player I can't, I mean, you know, seventies eighties and my mother, Claire, who won 20 piece by time of 25.
Uh, yeah, I don't believe LeBron did, but I got a think about that.
Our audience members, once a fact check us on anybody who has won two MVP's by the time of 25.
Please do and drop that in the, uh, in the chat, But I think that it depends on time because he was draft in 2003.
He coming from hot. Well, he was 18.
So by like 25 it was around 92,000 time when you back to back on BP's.
But, uh, yeah, regardless, I think it's really impressive what Yaz has done.
I think another award prediction I have is that he I believe that you know what a lovely player like Anthony Davis went defensive player of the year.
I really think it rightfully belongs to Yonas to, you know, it was just the anger to that, you know, amazing Buck's defense touches everyone out of the water.
Didn't know? Absolutely.
So, um, obviously for Johannes in the box not only would be a huge given the championship because of how young ****es, how unprecedented this successful Salamis cruise, but but also because of his impending 2021 from free agency.
Um, And how a potential matchup or a potential loss before the finals in the finals could shake up his decision in walk you how he ends up going there.
So I think, for multiple reasons is a huge playoffs for ya.
Honest in the box.
Are there any other Eastern Conference teams? Do you think how an immense amount to gain an immense amounts of lose on the same level as Johannes in the box? Yeah.
I mean, I think, really, all the pressure is on the books.
You think about the most talented teams in the East.
Other three I would probably mentioned off the top.
My head are the, you know, the Raptors who I think are kind of rolling home house money.
You know, no one expected them because this good this year, so I don't think they have the expectations about the box.
But, you know, they certainly have the confidence level of, you know, really shut the desire this season to really want toe defend their title on.
And then I look at another team like the Celtics, who are young team, really hungry.
The way we left office season, Tatum was playing amazing.
So it's really a question of whether he could, you know, lead this team to the Finals.
I mean, they were on the brink of, Ah, you know, getting there when they took LeBron's.
Cavs sees seven games, and then I think the lost one would be the Philadelphia 76 years.
But they've disappointed so much this season that, yeah, I almost say that they don't really have any expectations at this point.
And, you know, if they were to even get to the conference finals, that be kind of a success in the sense that you know no one, everyone lost confidence in the regular course of the regular season.
You know, it almost seems like the six years have been so doubt of this year that they have nothing to lose as if they go when and they know when to playoff series get to the Eastern Conference finals.
That's almost seen as like a surprise at this point, just like all the talk surrounding them beginning this season, finally getting their **** together.
Nothing, Um, in the way of making progress in really any.
And it had any sector this year in and, um, anything.
It would be good for them, honestly, even winning one playoff series at this point.
They they need something but Brad Grounds on the hot seat.
The way I see it and getting to the getting even been to the Eastern Conference finals for em would be huge.
Maybe I don't even know if that's enough to it.
Almost seems like they're his relationship with the Philadelphia front office, and the players may be unsal***eable at this point.
What, do you feel it on that? Yeah, I mean, I think it's, Ah, pretty tricky question because, you know, I think Exynos wise, but Brown is in the best, but I definitely wouldn't consider have a terrible coach.
I shouldn't big that.
There's just a lot of factors going on and Philly from, you know, the roster construction toe.
You know their star players and have it mesh, especially Simmons.
And you know, there's a lot of factors there, But, you know, we've seen throughout the course of MJ, history is always the coaches are the first ago, so I wouldn't be surprised if especially if they have a pretty quick first round or even second round exit that the Philadelphia front office is getting impatient.
Get another coach.
You might be, um, more kind of ah, Wind now coach or at least kind of in the public eye.
Would maps of the coach? Yeah, no, Absolutely.
And we talked about last episode how Philly has one of the easiest Brighton 18 regular season stretches left of any team in the bubble and making you that opportunity to possibly improve their current playoff standing.
And definitely use your first round matchup, which right now I think there there's a 60.
Nothing or ah, yeah, sorry.
Yeah, they're they're six but tired and record with the Indiana Pacers for five.
So pretty much 56 They're set to play either Miami or, um, Indiana or Boston on it.
Yeah, Miami or Boston right now, but, you know, it's, I think, even if say, um I think, even if they were to jump up, uh, like over the Pacers, I could give love a veg because, you know, I think I think Miami's Philly would be a really it, er I just Miami, Philly or Boston feel would be very interesting, Siri's.
But, um, you know, if I was 76 years, I want to take my chance with Heat.
Plus would be very interesting to see that Jimmy Butler rematch against the 70 Sixers.
So I think that was especially with the Jolan be back and forth with Jenny Bug that's been going on on instagram, um, pivoting to the West.
Let's talk about issues.
There's a lot more on the line, it seems, in the West between the Lakers and the Clippers, which we both discusses the primitive.
They match up, Um, that you were both anticipating what, um, a victory this year for me, for LeBron a Lakers? Well, no, Specifically for LeBron, this would be a huge accomplishments to be able to get 1/3 champ a four championship on a 13.
But be ableto be, you know, assuming he were to win files.
MBT files on the PM three different teams to be something that's never been done history before.
I think would really well, kind of cement the legacy LeBron had, you know, on top of that obviously tragic passing and Kobe Bryant and, uh, his daughter.
And, you know, all those people on the helicopter is, you know, something that kind of guns over l A season.
And I think if they were to win it, given all the, you know, crazy cir***stances of 2020 it be remembered.
I think, in a, you know, just includes beating the Clippers in the Western Conference finals and then, you know, playing whoever is out of the East, ideally like the box to, you know, seemed like that they were gonna win that use this whole season.
I think that would be, um you know, assuming no player, no significant players test positive for co bitter.
There's no freak injuries.
I think that would be a significant of a championship size.
I remember absolutely.
In addition to the passing of Kobe Bryant, the recent black lives matter movement that has swept the nation, which I think earlier reported by wounds that they're gonna have black lives matter emblems painted on all three course in Orlando and as large from political.
This is LeBron by.
The has been over the course, Mr Career.
That's just like icing on the cake in terms of what LeBron could do.
Um, in Orlando to just spent his legacy more than it has already bad.
It's just really seems low like nothing could Posse Adams.
What's riding on on this for LeBron? If you know anyone is gonna do it, he's the way to the world on him.
It's been that way since he's been in high school, and he's show that he's more than capable.
Caring that way, I think in another.
Another interesting dynamics with laters is obviously, you know, Avery Bradley, who's now out, and Dwight Howard were very vocal about the about, considering the option of sitting out of Orlando because, you know, they thought that they were bigger social issues out there, you know, now, obviously, now everybody out.
Although it seemed like he alluded that it was more of ah family issue than like a social statement.
But, um, no, assuming Dwight have hard plays, I think this would be an excellent platform for athletes like him who feel very strong about the black lives matter movement.
Teoh to be a little kind of speak their mind and use this as a really big platform is there's a large audience, and I know another thing.
The lead just recently announces that they're gonna allow players to write messages on the back of their jerseys in there, which I think it's just really good live and speaks the, you know, the n B A.
Just being very progressively working the players on.
And then the last thing I just wanted to mention is kind of legacy for Anthony Davis, who has been, um, you know, all n b a player for multiple years and, you know, just one of the, you know, when the best players in the league, but not necessarily someone you see late in the playoffs.
I mean, they haven't even won a first round series, so I think there's gonna be a lot of eyes on empty Davis to see how he performs the playoff because he was certainly spectacular this year.
But, um, you know, we'll see as they will likely move past the first round.
How who kind of doing the later rounds.
You know if he really steps up.
So I think there's just as much as you know a player like LeBron has supported prove, I think empty.
Davis might even have board approve.
Just given his playoff track record.
Yeah, so out of that for more of the Lakers world players such as Dwight Who kids a chance to further simplify his Hall of Fame resume.
He has never really one any immense playoff games that that comes to mind.
Orlando absolutely didn't make.
But yeah, I think points still remains that, Ah, Dwight Howard has a lot of, ah, wait, really signal somatic, his all fame resident.
If you were to win a championship this year, even if it was not quite the role that you know, he used to happen, he was a superstar and then the other Lakers role player that has a chance to really ask the resume of standing Read, who has 11 with the Spurs with the Raptors enough.
He has a chance to alongside LeBron Blue in three championship will bring another champion with three different teams.
Man, you know if he does that, you can see him being I don't know.
True Butte True Hall of Fame like favorite, but at least getting Hall of Fame discussion just because you know how many players have won three rings with 3 19? Not very money it And yeah, and it's not, you know, he wasn't just a bench player who happened to be on these teams.
He was, you know, started for all these championships.
Two games like that.
One point broke the record for most reason up in the final serious show.
Um, you know, this really especially became up.
It would be I fake are really good representation of all that's sanitary Broad as you know, just such a solid gold player, you know, really a championship level player.
So now we can pivot to the clunkers Um, Kawai, another guy who has a chance to win three rings with three different teams who has not been the most favourably, um, talked about player in the n b A this year for a combination of loan management and, um, I guess I don't know.
It just seems to me that entering the season, Kawai was heralded after winning this finals winning finals M v p and he was expected to come into your Clippers from day one.
I nothing played, play more games than he he did.
And really, he's been rather relatively inactive for someone who's been pretty healthy.
Um, and so I think he has nothing to lose in terms of going out of play.
You know his heart out every game you can only really at is right. Samantha's flying.
Yeah, and I mean, I think another aspect is kind of just apologize to, you know, started off his sense of s****om.
As you know, the the like.
Playoff been player when he was on the Indiana teams.
Really brought the heat, you know, really tested those heat teams.
But ever since that, especially the last two seasons on the Oklahoma City, Thunder really didn't show up.
And I think after they lost the notes of the Jazz and then the Trail Blazers, I think this is gonna be a really important playoff for Paul George to kind of prove that he can really bring it in the playoffs.
Playoff P name, which started, I think on a serious note has almost been subverted into something ironic.
And he had had a shoulder injury last year, but nonetheless, it's been quiet for the year since he's delivered an outstanding performance in the playoffs.
Or he could really used Teoh put together looks.
A string of Syria's playing really well.
I'm trying to give other players on the Clippers.
That would really benefit legacy wise.
Lou Williams has.
Yeah, I was gonna say I think Lou Williams has, you know, he's all time.
Did you score off the bench? But I think this would be a really great time for him, Uh, solidify himself as more than just event for but a natural champion.
Yeah, that would be huge for his legacy.
Um, as for the rest of the Clippers, they have a lot of youth.
You know, Marcus Morris, which I've talked about extensively.
He as one of most polarizing figures of these for my interpretations of nb a Twitter across the league, some some people think, you know, he is inefficient.
Some people think he's like one of one of the like, most underrated switch full defenders.
That's happens to be.
My take is that he's an awesome defender, integrate playoff scorer as well.
And so August Morris stringing together some awesome playoff performances, which he did for the Celtics a number of times in 2018.
Yeah, it is just his reputation of which has been been clouded in ambiguity by a lot of a lot of members of MBA Twitter, a lot of members of the press.
So Syria isn't the Clippers made making a final laps as well? Yeah, and I think, although, you know, quiet, Leonard is fresh off. Amazing.
You know, files run just one of the best playoff performances in a while.
I think a lot of these players have a lot to prove, like, you know, a player like Patrick Beverley.
Um, you know, has had a reputation as a defender for a while.
But, you know, we're really come to see now that he's on a contender when he's actually go to bring especially offensively.
And I think a guy like mantra as Harold, you it's gonna be a free agent this summer's That's very interesting for the Clippers, you know, I'm sure they would love to have it back, but there's probably be a very high price for him.
So, you know, this might be the one window that he's on A against players like Anti Davis.
Johannes and Brook Lopez completely defended the page and get physical with you.
You know, Dwight Howard Development keys.
So we really see how Montrose Harold is when it comes to the past.
Yeah, and what you said mantras Free agency is impending and by the looks off where the cap space lies, not a lot of good teams aside from I guess Memphis in Miami have a great view of cap space and I can see.
Like I said, the Knicks, the sun's quite throwing it brain fat deals.
And this might be his last transfer, while Thio Thio win anything meaningful.
So for his, for his sake, I'm hoping that he can either straight together in Austin playoffs or re signed a one year deal with the Clippers next year because I don't want to see my Montrose on the next.
I don't think anyone wants to see my trust on the next like you saw what happened.
Julius Randle this year after playing just crazy, you know, he was a crazy, efficient scoring at times like a really nice defender.
He goes into New York and had flashes this year, but not I don't know if you can call it an offensive system, because it's really not a system, but, uh, I really I don't want to happen.
Mantra as I really want to see mantra is thriving a a Knauss, um, off playoff team.
So for his sake and Abascal, say what mantras stay with it. Stay on.
The Clippers are going good TV.
Yeah, and I think, like another thing that, uh, you know, we should look at more discussions as we get close to the season, which is gonna be a month away from tomorrow, which is pretty crazy.
You know, the exhibition games, but even before that, But But, you know, see how the Clippers gel, you know, like you talked about earlier.
Quiet has been resting a lot this season.
Paul George has been injured for decent amount, so we haven't really had a large sample size.
You know where we have Julia mantra as Paul George on quiet and that popping that Marky Mark.
It's Morris's new addition.
So I think the Clippers have a lot of things that they can't get a gel together before, um, you know, they make a playoff run, but really interesting.
You know, people are skeptical about the Raptors, because it a good amount of injuries and, you know, so I wasn't in the lineup a lot, but, um, you know, I think somewhere, uh, you know, whether it was within the Philly Siri's or the box Siri's that really figured out how to jump more and I think created a very strong defensive identity.
And then, you know, quad was just fantastic in isolation, and you create a lot of bunkers for them.
Especially in that, I'd say not like Philly series, you know, really kind of was the singular swore on their team.
And and I totally forgot about Reggie Jackson.
Like I totally forgot about now.
Um, yeah, I'm trying to think, Yeah, you played games with the Clippers, so I don't blame you.
Remember? Yeah, the same.
The same type of Just like epiphany happened May with drunk men.
The other day I was looking overflight.
Potential free agency moved on like drumming from the Cavs.
I also forgot about one compelling move for a while.
But, man, you know, it's I'm gonna have to refresh my memory a little bit more evidently from a stream about some of these recent free agency moves and going at work.
How some of these, um, recent free agency signings, we're gonna play out.
And you said the window for free agency scientist closing student correctly.
Uh, pleasantly, I think, you know, MBA has been kind of not ambiguous with the rules, but in a little bit more flexible, like last one.
That was supposed to be the original deadline where players told their teams if they were not going to play, you know, sign other players.
But I think, as last reported that they'll have until Wednesday to be able Teoh, you know, sign new players.
And, you know, I could potentially see that changing, especially more players inside oft out.
And, you know, certain teams are left with, you know, shall their roster.
I'm sure that Babel make something I would be willing to guess up that David glowed to make some exceptions.
If that happened, Yeah, I think due to obviously the life freak factor of the situation, there's gonna be a lot of room for flexibility, both in terms of players declaring that they're not going in there opting in late, even in play like Avery Bradley made two weeks from now this die that he wants to come in.
And is that Adam? So we're really gonna say no.
Especially if you consider that the Lakers? I don't think so.
Yeah, I would I would be.
Exactly what I my dream right there to be able to just get you.
I'm just I'm just praying that we don't see any stars opt out or any of my more hockey bunks.
That would be our breaking, but yeah.
Do you have given anything else? Time? Do you want to deal a little bit? I think we What? What do you want a little bit more about the Raptor's? Just because I feel like we should take that kind of talk about how is Yeah, so I mean, I once again, I say house ship, star streams well behind.
I was just saying I still have nightmares about Serrano.
I think that's why I prevented them from entering catches, stuff, experience, But yeah, I'm still afraid to run a a little bit as a bunch of man.
I obviously I'm concerned to the extent I was lasted when they had to.
Kawai and the Buns.
It is an overall butter team here.
But see, Aacm is an infamously honest stopper.
Also infamous stopper they have been.
They're still criminally underrated for the course of the year.
Over the course of your Norman, Powell has been really, really good, and I don't think I've seen anything across all the various media about or anyone in the mainstream or even on, like the outskirts of mainstream.
Talking about Norman, Norman Powell and excellent season.
He had a lab see here he strung together, actually, a number of good last series last year against the Sixers.
The men against the box.
Same with Fred Vent lead.
Debtors is an awesome coach, especially the postseason.
And this Raptors team just seems to be built for the playoffs, despite or not, you know, a consensus stopped them playing lead.
Yeah, so I think where the Raptors might run into trouble like, you know, we saw last year really took Kawai.
You know, a little bit of Serge Ibaka in that fourth quarter, that game seven against the 76 there's, you know be able to really finish them off and eventually down the playoffs.
You know, we got thinking appearances, especially from friends in the also, you know, Siachen Lowry had, you know, multiple great moments of the finals.
But I think once again, the problem with them is gonna be able to fire their sources for it.
Because right now it's, you know, coming from a lot of places that really filling quads gap.
You know, Norman Powell, 16 points a game.
Oh, gee, in Novi is just, you know, stood out as a great defender 10.
5 points per game.
And, you know, I know nothing me that we thought about before we're talking about today was Terrance Davis is just emergency.
Excellent defender, You know, when bad guys playing, you know, the 10th most minutes on the teen and you know, they had a large number of injuries.
But just the that's not Toronto has just so many different smart players who really understand the facts, along with the smart coach who really puts them in the position of succeed, you know, definitely could see them being dangerous.
But I think what it really comes down to is, you know, our Lowry Sockem.
That is lead, I guess Mormon Politics Center.
They could be able to bring it on offense.
And then, you know, what contributions are you gonna be able to get from a guy like Marcus Soul? Serge Ibaka.
Who? Um, you know, obviously, they are very good defenders on and especially in markets.
Souls Case could do a lot of great passing stuff like that.
But when it comes playoff time, sometimes need that isolation bucket better.
Um, like the quiet letter.
And obviously that, uh, would you too serious.
A very strong, I think.
Father time Mr really calling both Ibaka the Angus cells name Diastolic.
Especially at time to see.
We've seen him No, almost moving like molasses around the floor.
But I will say I still think this all has something left in the tank and in, um, last year's match up Both install anti baca.
Proved to be Brook Lopez is kryptonite.
Just because the months loves to keep look was in the paint area and near the restricted area defense.
And when he has to trail out to these got these struck fives like Ibaka and Gasol stretch forth and strokes flies, they can prove difficult, especially if he barking diesel are heading those threes.
So I think in many ways the Raptors are the quintessential blueprint for what you need to be.
The Milwaukee Bucks on.
And if they've almost built this team, constructed it for that exact ah reason, Yeah, So it's gonna be interesting to see how it plays out who the Raptors end up playing in the first round.
The second round? Yeah, I don't know if I Oh, good.
Oh, yeah, I would say, You know, I think similarly to the way that the Raptors air just so versatile and can really switch around, I think will be very interesting if you see a second round matchup of the Celtics and Raptors like I know when being you have talked about it.
It's hard to side because you really think eyes gonna win in a seven game series with that, especially with you know, the emergence of Jason Tate up but and, you know, come a walker being such a wild card in the sense that he's been injured for amount this season.
But yeah, I think will be very interesting with, you know, Boston also having multiple ways that can kind of switch around with, you know, Tatum Brown Hayward.
It's, uh, you know Marcus Smart Congar Larger than the size.
And then, you know, what's he gotten, Walker? You know, I think a lot of their role players of kind of coming for their own this season.
So, um, you know who, regardless of who, like we played the box.
And I think both in their own ways will be good.
Good about switching as you're gonna get a lost with a lot of players that you can throw out a player like Yonas.
I haven't made mine that mine up of who I want the bucks to play in the, you know, end of potential East Upwards finals matchup.
As I see all these teams regain some chemistry and rhythm and shake it now, stop, I think are brought stuff I think we're gonna I'm going to see a team emerge as I get.
This is why I definitely don't want to play.
And that's that's honestly what I mean to me the most about this Orlando resumption is that there are gonna be team that I think Start out really hot and cool off for star cold and heat up and stump team might read a little bit of a new identity.
Some players might just be in a different psychological state where they start thriving or they drop off.
Having four months off really does and funky things to both.
I'm both on an individual anti Muggle, so that's good that, you know, and underplayed narrative in the media right now is just how much time off effects, every player and he comes in.
Yeah, and I think you know a lot of news that we've been talking about our players getting signed players.
Not gonna be there stuff like that.
You know, while you have a lot of players come back from the injury.
I think for a lot of teams, it's those last couple lasts like maybe 10 games or so in the regular season that they really gets a you know, try to sneak in a couple of minutes to certain lineups and be able to figure out, you know, certain advantages that they can having on other teams.
And, you know, I know for like the lake, there's we're gonna play the Clippers again.
We're gonna play the, uh We're gonna play the raptors and just like that seem like nuggets to jazz rockets.
So I think, um, you know now, But we're not gonna happens.
Gave this could be interesting to see in the eight game stretch how the coaches are to be able to place your lineups, especially for, you know, the bucks and Lakers, who have a secure around Sibley secure one seed.
And you know just how the word people to shave, how the brain people in the rotation.
And I think, you know, there's gonna be a lot announces that you're gonna get So do calm. July 30th.
Yeah, man, I'm excited.
I know you are, too.
We we are tomorrow.
It's a world month away tomorrow.
So, um, fingers crossed that nothing.
Nothing comes up.
And, uh, you got anything else? No, I don't.
I'm just saw, you know, waiting.
Any other free agent is, but I know.
Wow. Where they're saying I know like me.
Um and you want to talk a little bit more about batteries? Yes.
So I think around three hours ago, the news dropped in what? He is positive and the interesting.
Anything about this specific cases.
It was reported that the Nazis were supposed to be one of the early teams to enter The Orlando bubble would already be there.
And I don't know if the news came from Adam Silver that they were, um, sad back to New York to have their training, their initial training camp there.
And that's where did what he actually contracted Kobe.
I think I think might be upset about how the whole situation played out and kind of what if I would have been in Orlando Bubble, I probably would have gotten it.
And now you might not have to be able to go to Orlando at also, I still think they're gonna figure something out for him.
But it just adds to the whole drama.
Been that scenario when you got Kyrie and you got all of that? So I'm again.
I want to see everyone, especially the stars, especially these characters in Orlando.
I'm hoping for the best, but certainly an unfortunate situation there.
So, like I said, fingers crossed and, uh, man among the way a month away from member you guys, I mean, uh, you know, the fastest pessimism.
Ni says like you know, there's a lot of things being worried about, just like I think this didn't woody News is a very good reflection of kind of the things the NBA's still have to navigate.
But, you know, office.
Miss and me says, You know, health experts really send a babby aged a really creative job.
You know, I really tried to the best abilities to do that.
So, you know, hopefully with multiple layers of protections and just different systems they haven't played will be able to identify any potential sick players.
And all this goes smoothly it because, you know, I think we have to start thinking about some of these, You know, if a player were Teoh gets sick that, you know, we treat that like your ankle sprayed like I will be out for a week or two.
Um, yeah, but you know, obviously when it kind of comes down with that, you know, it would be unfortunate if one of our, you know, late here your buck or Clipper rapture Celtic role player got injured or I mean, I got tested sick, but I think that certainly different if we will player tested sick then, you know, for LeBron you honest Kawai got sick, and I think that's when the actress would start toe come in.
But you know, I just hope for the best and hope for the safety of players first and foremost.
And, you know, I think just as long as we have them be a gospel back, you know, everything will be happy.
Respect, laughter that that day put it, Teoh making this all happen.
I have a hunch, honestly, that if a star player with a test positive they would be a concealment upper Well, I don't know.
I don't know if they I don't know LeBron test positive.
He I kind of froze the with the doctor a couple $1000 in his ventral account and says, Let's move on with it.
I'm gonna stints for my teammates, but I just don't see anything getting in a LeBron re Oscar hardened way you could Corona virus.
I think they are caring way more about winning in their legacy than they do the public health approach.
30 minutes, which I don't is what it is, but these guys, they're, you know, in the physical crimes, and it's highly unlikely that any of the at least players we'll have any serious medical complications.
So again after, for obvious reasons, be super cautious.
But I don't think it's the end of the world if some of these guys were playing with Kobe down the court.
Personally, I don't know.
I just really don't want a star player I review and lap science like I don't think it's a big health concern.
I just think it's, ah, a PR nightmare that the FDA can't afford.