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You want approaches, But yeah, it's a blessing to be talking with Andrew and having them rolling again.
I know 2020 has been really tough to get everybody focused on sports with being gone, but yeah, thank you men for having me on now.
I mean, it's been it's been weird not being able to have sports because we're so used to watching, and we're so used to being involved in so many things that have not been able to do that.
But I'm excited because July's the return.
This is This is the month of the return of sports.
That's when we got the We got Major League Baseball.
We got this tournament coming next week.
I made a couple days, actually, and I mean, I'm excited about it because I have news sports and I know I say your shirt there.
We gotta Roland, like the Lakers Air coming back, that that's what we're excited about.
The Lakers were coming back.
We have I was checking out the Lakers Twitter yesterday.
They're posting some videos of LeBron and I get in the lab, and I'm inside about that in the question that I have for you today.
And the question I have for the stream was, and I really want to focus the Lakers and Clippers what we could talk about the broad scale the India who benefits the most from coming from from this long layoff, who benefits the most from from coming back, having some months, that kind of refresh and unless the injuries, where who do you think benefits the most? I mean, at least between the Lakers and Clippers.
I think they're right there neck and neck with battling injuries throughout the year, so I don't think either benefits really more than the other because you've seen a D battling a couple injuries throughout the season.
My has been pretty banged up.
Caruso has been surprisingly banged up, if you haven't really noticed.
But on the Clippers side of things I noticed they do load management a lot more with Kwai Leonard, and they have been noticed.
And even with Paul George to who has been banged up a bit this year, Hawaii with the load management and occasional rest and stuff like that Lou Williams been banged up a little bit.
You know, you got Pat bet on this injury list you got.
You know, you look quite a lot of people that have had, and if anything, I would say the Clippers have probably been a little bit more banged up.
Then the Lakers have.
Plus, I believe the Clippers have Mawr mold.
I think a little bit more with Reggie Jackson, Morris and a lot more guys like Noah that they just added.
So there's a lot more unknown pieces that I think this time off is gonna help and solidify that connection for them.
While I think the Lakers had one of the best chemistries in the league before this went down.
And although they lost Avery Bradley, you at J.
Smith, it seems like the personality is gonna for pretty Well, you know, LeBron trust you.
If LeBron trust you, the Lakers, they're going to trust you.
So I think that's gonna be just a good fit, regardless, if he's like the X factor or not.
But I think the Lakers out less coming together to do I like anything.
I think the Clippers benefit more from the time out. No.
One thing that I think that goes along with that too wise, you know that the Clippers, everybody built them off early in the year.
These this is the favorite like this is you know, this is the same guys, most talent and they brought a lot of people and Reggie Jackson and Marcus Morris, and they brought a lot of people in the feet into that grouping.
It seem like Ron is the break started happened that they were finding their groove.
Now that also coincided at the same time with the Lakers really hitting the good spot, right product.
When it stopped me, maybe the bucks they beat the Clippers.
It was a good run, especially a good month for LeBron.
And But what I think is which I'm like you're saying so I'm gonna be biased towards LeBron.
I'm just I must be honest, like I thank you.
Is the Clippers finding their footing? Brought it that time.
I think that break hurts them just a little bit because now they've got a mesh together again.
The Lakers have, can't you that one together from David ones and, like you say you might appoint Jr.
Played with LeBron in Cleveland.
They brought in the on waiters.
He's gonna play a little bit and the thing about the on waiters is they are writers.
We know what he's coming in to do.
He's coming to be a golf opinions that can score.
I mean, that's it because the Lakers that there are a lot of times when you watch the two when LeBron or videos off the pork, they don't have like a score on that second group coming in.
Caruso was good marquee Morris out the life one.
At times, Cruz must shines as like that guy, but Kuzmuk times could be very.
I don't want to say passive but more inconsistent than passage.
So there's times that, like he takes over and those other times he doesn't.
So you're right.
We don't necessarily have reliable arrival guy after that.
Like, for example, the Clippers have the best sixth man to ever be a six minute like Lou Williams.
We're gonna name the award after him.
What is it three times now? Again, who is absurd? So when he comes off the bench, he's a certified microwave like, you know, for a fact that guy's going to get hot in 30 seconds, and that guy's gonna be able to provide for, ah, five minute span in 10 minutes span, whatever that may be.
But I just don't think there's that guy on the Lakers bench, which is why they've tried so hard to create their family atmosphere.
Everyone contributes all the way through the bench.
The only thing is what we were talking about on unwrapped this, and I also jumped on hitting the high notes with Amber is while we were both guests on there, talking on the same day about MBA restarts for the last couple days have been really busy talking about it.
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I'm Yeah, so yeah, I mean, at least for us, I was We were talking about coaching chemistry, like, Is that a thing? Because for us, Doc Rivers has been the coach of the Clippers for quite a while now.
All these players have been here with Doc for a while, obviously new arrivals of their stars and other role players, as we mentioned previously in the Stream.
But Doc Rivers has a culture set there.
He is a really well known, respected, trusted kind of guy in the n B A.
But especially in that locker room within that organization, he's had a lot of control of it seen before.
Like he definitely has more report with the team than I would say Frank Vogel does not because of Frank Vogel's lack of skill, but just the fact that it's his first year.
And if you're gonna have to compare the two, you're gonna have to say Doc Rivers is a better coach.
I'm not going any of our bias, pleaded into that because Doc Rivers is gonna get in the Hall of Fame for sure.
But with Doc, you know, do you have enough? Off load management's Not a thing in the playoffs is that is much load management, as you've done.
Is that going to screw the chemistry, all these different things? But at the same time, it could be the complete contrary where you just gave the Terminator of the playoffs.
And you? He's fresh and not just load management, but he's off more rest than that.
I mean, Kawai on rest, you could see.
I mean, he's one of finals in both conferences.
He's the finals M v p in both, like the guy is proven at this point.
And he was only with the Raptors for a year on a team that had a first year coach that we counted out since the beginning.
So it's I'm not gonna count out Coil entered on extreme rest, like and Paul George, with a chip on his shoulder for not being would ever get it done in the playoffs that, you know, that is a fear that for Lakers fans, they should seriously have.
I mean I think the Clippers I mean, I know the Clippers and the Lakers air here, and then the rest of the M B movie is here.
I would say the Bucks would still be right there, too.
But we all agreed on the unwrapped This panel that the Bucks, I mean traditionally have had trouble in the playoffs, might have a little bit more trouble this year.
I mean, be honest, has had the experience.
His team has been there before.
The coach is great and Coach Bud.
So the books, I think it's gonna bucks and Lakers in the finals, but I unwrapped this panel, didn't agree with me.
There was a lot of people that thought the bucks, we're gonna get knocked off while a lot of us agreed that the Lakers were gonna go and I believe market was the one that said the Clippers.
But we all agreed it was Lakers and Clippers in the Western Conference finals.
No doubt like and if anything, someone put in a wild card like the Rockets could cause issues and stuff like that.
But I just don't see it happening.
But maybe one of the teams gets knocked up on the way to the Western Conference finals.
But one of these teams and making it now.
I think I'm with you on.
I don't know about the Eastern Conference.
I look at the books and I see the honest in that situation.
It reminds me a lot of away.
09 2000 Seeing Cleveland when LeBron he's their, you know, he's the peak of his powers.
We know that he's all NDP runs and it is definitely most on the player in the league at that time.
But when it came to the playoffs in 2010 it was the Celtics that they lost to.
You know, they lose to the magic, you know, in in that Siri's until I wonder.
It kind of makes me a little bit hesitant to say the Bucks because I look at Yonathan.
Yonas has the better supporting cast LeBron did at that time.
Creasy alternated Blades.
Tell those guys that they're good players.
I mean, don't get that seven, but better Page two.
So absolutely saying I wonder.
Ah, wonder if you know if the bus by the Raptors, if the Bucks playing the Celtics, what happens in those Siri's because I'm telling me I just like I think the Celtics has attained like it just opinion.
But I think I think they come out for me like her Celtics, and I'm on the Western Conference up.
The one thing that I always go back to and I know I got a bias and the one thing that I always go back to this is in the playoffs.
The game slows then, and that my favorite series ever is the 16 finals.
The game slowed down when it got 31 for the Warriors.
The gang flow bad and LeBron was so in control of a free one of those possessions.
And then he dominated and it came down to the point where you could just see that he saw the game in a different way that everybody else did.
He slowed the game down and they had a plan and giving Cairo usable for 40 gang and all that stuff.
I think that benefits the Lakers at this time.
Obviously, LeBron's get a little bit older, you know.
Obviously he's got a little bit more time to rest.
When you get in the playoffs, it's gonna be such a awesome placing profits files because Hawaiian LeBron a at the level where they can slow the game down and take over the gang.
And it's just gonna be, oh, which of those two guys are better? And, you know, I think that's what it comes down to for millions like the Celtics in the Finals, Lighters and states.
Okay, I think Lakers in six against the Bucks.
I'm on there with the same thing, but regardless, your you got a point with the Celtics, I don't Mark and I always go back and forth about, Ah, he loves the Celtics and the Lakers.
You go back and we do the gambling together to and the Celtics are amazing against the spread, but it seems like every time we put a bet on them publicly, they lose so that this is just something that we always mess around with.
But at the end of the day, the Celtics are a very talented team.
They're extremely well coached.
Brad Stevens, one of my favorite coaches in the league.
He's a genius and he's made a lot with not too much the terror.
While they were in a sense, rebuilding while not rebuilding, you know, But right now they have such a good young cord Tatum's coming into his own.
You really start to see a healthy Hayward.
You're really starting to see an identity.
And with this rest and the kind of chemistry with players that they have there who have been there for at least a year each, you know, there's not quite a lot of new players on that team that is your 100 100% right.
We could be surprised and what we were talking about.
Is it so much harder to pull trends nowadays with this bubble? Because it's such a different cir***stance, Players are gonna be really under the grinder with their mental health and just having to make adjustments and not living the normal lifestyle and cropping the way they usually do and really having that anxiety behind you about you, especially ones that have families and people that they care about, like you are putting yourself in harm's way.
And although the bubble seems to be the only way that we can make this happen, I just hope that everybody complies and it stays safe.
But I don't know how that's gonna bleed into someone's game prep or someone's mental health throughout this long run.
Maybe in the beginning, there all firing and once you know, you get beat down a couple weeks in and you start to see people get sluggish or just visibly frustrated and you don't have a home court advantage like although the court says Lakers below you like you're not the home team.
So I It's not like that.
So I'm I'm so confident in saying these predictions and stuff that, you know, I feel just off my natural instinct and seeing these rosters and what we're used to with sports.
But how do we really pull trends and with what you said? Amber Vickers, who's one of our best people here, unwrapped on unwrapped this? She said the same thing.
When it comes to playoffs, it's half court basketball.
Her down like that is when things change.
So that's why she thinks the Bucks are going to struggle so much cause Yonas can't go 600 miles an hour down the court every single time.
He's gonna have to slow the ball down.
You're gonna have to put the ball in, Eric blood.
Okay, You're gonna have to make other people like work.
And, you know, we were saying Who's gonna bang with the Lakers with With White with a d with JaVale for a seven game series and stuff like that? And if someone said on the unwrapped, this was Well, how many times do you just see him dump it off and just let the big men work? And it's like, Well, sometimes that right now during the playoffs, when you go half court ball and you have that size difference like that's when you switch to banging a little bit more when you're going up against Vick a zoo bots and mantra as Harold and you have the three of them and heralds got a heart like no other, and he's gonna give people issues.
But you know, you're gonna have to switch him out at some point.
Walking know is gonna go in there and just foul like crazy.
But Noah really remember the last time you played basketball? So it's not like the Clippers at this point, I guess.
Technically, that lack sized with zero watts.
Technically, you have size on that team now, but the size to, you know, the skill and size keeping with the three Biggs of the Lakers.
Even Yannis, who's as skilled as he is.
Who you gonna put on him, then you make that argument that CO I can handle him.
But the thing that's interesting about Lakers Clippers, like you said, I think LeBron and Co I cancel each other out.
I think wise, one of the best defenders that's ever really played, and he's gonna really give LeBron issues in regards to getting himself going.
But LeBron has never had a problem becoming a facilitator, finding other ways to contribute if he's not getting his offensive game going, the same way you see him step his defensive game up to a whole another level because he has more energy to exert on that end of the ball.
So you're going to see and dishing the ball a lot.
You're gonna see him getting really smart, breaking the game down, half court ball, really running the pick and roll, trying to get quite often because other than that quite is gonna stick on him like glue.
Guess what? When you take him out where you're gonna put on him another former one of the best defense lawyers in the entire league.
You're gonna go put Paul George and then have Pat Bev going and, you know, kicking his ankles on a double team like you're gonna go LeBron frazzled like I'm I don't doubt that at all.
Like the Clippers were going to say, How do we win yet? Get LeBron out of this, make other people beat us.
We might have a deeper team than they do If we take LeBron, that's gonna be the key to win.
But Frank Vogel is a very defensive minded coach, so I think he's gonna let the guys role on offense let them do what they do best.
And he's gonna really have to focus on defense right now because, like, a lot of the guys on the panel said, this is gonna be a lot more reliant on the coaching.
It's gonna be a lot more streets.
You, Jake, you don't have the crowd noise behind.
You don't have the advantage behind you.
It's gonna be a lot like who's been here? Who's done this? Who's skilled? Who could bring their players to focus and all fight for one common goal and also adjust to all of these weird changes because it just takes one bad Apple in that crew.
To really take team down really prevent you from reaching greatness.
And I think the bubble's gonna really test a lot of people.
And I make two points here to go off what you said, and you kind of bring this Noto point.
One of the things that I did see that I like, and I do think this will be a struggle for the Clippers.
The Clippers obviously need Lou Williams on the court score.
I mean, sometimes you weigh, know the history of politics works.
He's hopping in the playoffs.
We know that Hawaii is who he is. He's a monster.
I mean, he's probably right now, the second glaringly, you know, when something argue the first.
But they need Lou Williams at times because it, you know Hawaii is not scored.
Lou Williams is the other guy that can get his own shot in school.
But saying on that last game, the last, like your Scriptures game with LeBron was hunting him at like LeBron was.
When Lou Williams is on the court, LeBron's hunting him out.
He's figuring out Where can they run The peak has the Clippers almost reaching the peak and roads where tonight, you can he bring forward? You saying the clear? Still Brahms looking.
It's all right to come here and Heywood Sweets and get little Williams that he would hope so.
That one wrinkle that the Lakers have is that, Hey, if the Clippers have been playing with Williams, then LeBron is going to be looking for that matchup and he's gonna try to attack that.
The second thing bet that I'm interested in with Olive ease is what happens when they're in that bubble and ah, high profile player test positive.
They're in the playoffs.
The Rockets are playing the Clippers.
James Harden has positive for Khurana bars.
I mean, it's over that that that that that point and my question is this.
I was talking about this.
What I have seen sort of ***ue comments from Adam Silver that made me feel better, but still not great when he was like, If there's an influx in coronavirus cases and something becomes an issue, you know we'll look to shutting it down and I'm like, OK, that's good.
But in my head, I'm like, What is in the influx of cases? Is that like one or two players? Is that in the beginning when it doesn't matter as much like is that five players? Is that 10? Is that 10 personnel members that caused that? That I would love to see the lying drawn in the sand? Because there has to be strict protocols, assuming something goes back in hoping that it president.
But let's just assume with this pandemic that we're trying to figure things out through assume that something goes wrong.
Assuming I mean the 300 something test they gave, I think it was 25 with ate personnel members, too.
So let's say 35 or 40 tests that were positive.
You quarantine them for a couple weeks, you get in pods up.
At the end of the day, it's actually looking pretty good with the numbers and how early they're testing this.
And as long as they go through the right protocols, we don't see another wave of testing that goes wrong.
A lot closer to the date will be fine.
But, you know, I've seen quotes that players aren't as confident as I mean, we are in every player that's going to the bubble 100% complying and really, really taking it seriously, just like with us in America or really any other country.
It mainly us in America.
There's a lot of people taking this seriously, a lot of people that have to go to work and a lot of people that have to follow certain rules and jobs and stuff.
But there are other people that if that means they disagree with, if that's the master, that the actual virus itself or if that means for political reasons or for whatever reason is there's other people that just don't view it the same way have you know I need Teoh.
You really go against the curve and really show that, you know, if they take offense to that, if that means that it's just something they believe in, like whatever that maybe you can't 100% guarantee that every single player is gonna be there and take it 100% seriously.
But you hope and what I liked was that the embassy was like, If you don't want to be here, don't be here.
We want a we'll get you someone to fill that roster spot.
We don't need you here.
If you want to come and compete for a championship, you can.
And if not, you're gonna be at home rather regretting it or 100% happy with your decision with your family and safe one of the two.
But you're gonna have to make that choice and you're on contract and you work for us.
You are employed by us making quite a lot of money as well.
So for them to say, for CDC standards, other things from the government like these all of the needs for restaurants toe open for hospitals to run for other people to do things.
So it should be the same thing for sports except for it's not physically possible for them to wear masks or gloves when they're playing basketball.
Like you're gonna have to take that risk of during these two games in practice is like, you have to have these players, you know, in close proximity banging without the proper protection.
Bet it's we need Okay.
Here is your tracking chip.
Here is the cameras in every single room except for the bathrooms like you are going to be viewed at all times, like you have to check in every hour.
Like I don't care if it sounds like summer camp for it.
Sounds like totalitarianism.
Like this is the Pendelton IQ.
You have people's lives at stake, and if a bubble is gonna work, needs to be a ham strict bubble, like it has to be like this, You know, it can't be like that school that kind of floats a little bit.
Like, you know, this start is just used to getting girls and doing drugs and stuff.
So we're gonna let him kind of slide and you go out for the day and come back like, you know, it can't be anything like that.
It needs to be like, the first violation of anything.
You're immediately, Bart.
You immediately need to be out of here like I'm not sure exactly how it goes.
But I'd like to see Adam Silver put like a Bible down of what we follow.
And I think actually, what that will do is well, but I think you make a great point.
But what that does is I think the older players will take it more seriously because they know, you know, they know what's its taper when you're talking about veterans that have been around the league for a long time.
They've been to the Finals, you know, They had that track records.
I think they're gonna be the ones that take it really, really seriously.
And I think that you might see some of the younger players, you know, the ones that are on the friends, you know, that that don't really have a shot at making it to the playoffs.
And they said the playoff system up differently.
But I think they're the ones that might be a little bit more lackadaisical when it comes following those guidelines.
India and your and your rock.
Those, like I feel like this is the best way that they could do it.
I mean, they didn't have very many offices. This was the best.
I'm thankful that they do.
You know, I'm really happy that, but this is the best way they could do it.
But it's still, you know, they're still a lot of risk years, and if it's not taken seriously in this bubble converse, you know pretty quickly and it could be.
What I'm hoping is that we get Ruby ISS that we have a good playoffs, and I think this could even leave.
There could be a situation to where, because of the virus, there could be a crisis team.
You know that that maybe that I have older players helping for an extended period of the Dallas Mavericks.
You know, Lucas size hell through the whole time, and they make it pretty deep.
You can see it seemed like no further, but because of the cir***stances that they're under, I think it's gonna be fun, though I'm excited about it.
I hope that they can make it happen, because if they do, I think there's a model that you be an addict.
Steelers always before front of doing the rock, using and laying out plans and visions that that you know very well and they could be the model for how the rest of the sports teams, because we don't know.
We don't know if the vaccines next year.
You don't know that that that is really doing this right now.
There are necessarily ones setting a trend since it's like soccer was first in my career in baseball.
But these are other countries and how they're handling these better than we are like So this is the first bit of American sports the way that we go about things.
And we haven't done a great job like I run a restaurant outside of running this beautiful sports network, and we went from Phase one take out open for a month and 1/2 or two months, half capacity people coming out around a massive Buffalo wild wings, you know.
And at the end of the day now, as of yesterday, today I'm going back in and like, a couple hours and it's take out again.
Yeah, shut it back down from one. I'm in L.
It's you know, I knew it was gonna go this direction, but it's because we're not taking it seriously as we should.
And I have been taking it seriously since the beginning, but I hope this is a wake up call for everybody else.
And if people really want sports as much as they say they do, if that means for sports or just having empathy for other people around you taking seriously for the meantime at the very least, you know, until, like you said, we find, ah, vaccine or some positive numbers going for us or whatever that may be.
But right now, if it's for the sake of sports, the sake of other people around you are just getting people back to work.
Like just don't be a piece of crap flying.
I mean, yeah, I'm Wiki because I'm a teacher, you know, way we've been at school since the beginning of the year are basically and I know we're getting off track a little bit, but it's the same way here week that the people around here, where I'm at, they wanted to do everything really quickly.
They didn't want to wear masks, they didn't want it.
All these things, and we were one of the last places in our state to get case.
But now you see cases really spot in our area.
It's because people aren't taking this seriously and that that's a bad thing.
When you have a group of people that just, you know, I'm not listening to the guy.
I don't care eyesight.
It's not like that with me, you know, with these leaks, because they are where they are required to do certain things, and I would love to see them.
T X stands for the important things right now, like social reform, the black lives matter movement, which the MBA really vocal, that they're going to allow them to change the last names on their back to whatever they want. Within reason.
You know, it's not gonna be, like, explicit or something that child can't see on their back or something.
But it will be something extremely meaningful, at least for me.
I'm assuming certain players will put, you know, George Florida Briana Taylor's certain victims and stuff on their back.
And I think that's gonna be a beautiful tribute.
And with so many eyeballs on these players in such a big stage, there's no better time for them to make statements for them to really go out of their way and pushed the you know, the correct agenda and really, really have a showcase for the true right things right now and less about Oh, screw the mask.
I'm not gonna wear it. I don't want to do that.
Like I think Right now, the focus at the bubble should be like this is time to play basketball.
And if there's anything else external that we should be focusing on, it's finding a way to still push our agenda with social reform positively with such a big platform right now, that should be where the focus is given.
If it's not strictly to basketball, and I'm 100% okay with that.
Of course, like I think that's needed.
It was a beautiful thing.
If you use your platform correctly and I don't carry Irving, some people are giving him hate about him not wanting to go back and other things.
Some rumors that were true or not, but really, in the end, a lot of the things he was saying was that he wanted to put a lot of his focus into the things that matter right now.
If that meant thought, it was better for him not to go or to go in order to do that, at least his mind is in the right place.
He has ultra reform in the forefront of it, and I think that also pushed the MBA.
Not that they wouldn't have done this anyways, but pushed them to even be more flexible and allow the players input and have more than just, ah, show case with the microphone that have actually whatever they want on their back.
And other than I'm sure that we want to sell those jerseys.
And you know, it is a beautiful thing that we can really spread.
And hopefully it's much more than then, just for revenue or much more than just for voices to be heard.
Actually, action is taken, and, you know, things actually progress more and more with more powerful people speaking and bigger platforms.
I hope it's not just we don't they don't want black lives matter painted on a street like they want actual things run you now they're going spotlights would be able to do this and enable it away in a white that really, you know, it's not been able to happen yet, but they're going to get the chance every game, every day.
T not just play basketball, but to really Linda toward social reform and black lives matters, which is a great thing.
This is widely, you know, I need to be a unified Luke like they're gonna show like top down is together like however you want to stand for the anthem you could stand or not stand or put your fist up or, you know, not even be there for that.
I like whatever you think it is, right right now, like whatever.
It's like awesome things.
They do it half times, or before games or post game or whatever it is like everyone needs to stand together like this needs to be 11 MBA, family, all standing for a quality.
And if it's not like you know, that's not a league that I don't want to watch, don't wanna be a part of.
But the NBA's not only got really, ever doubt for equality and stuff like that, that's more of the NFL, and I think they're finally taking steps forward.
But I think it's pretty apparent to everyone that it's been not the best throughout the last decade.
But with the NBA's, there have been those same issues.
You you know so and with Adam Silver is extremely progressive and that's why it gives me confidence that I think this might work with the MLB like I really wouldn't be surprised if tomorrow it got shut down again because of Manfred because of the way they going about negotiations because of the fact that he's never handled any situation correctly.
Hence the Astros scandal hands all this to like, really I and with negotiations back and forth, it seemed like they weren't even negotiating in good faith.
So who knows if he even cares about player health, even cares about pushing agendas that matter in this world beyond just a business, because I don't see that same issue with the MBA.
So very 11 mile thing is we signed off last night and worse, we're doing this again and set Tender.
Who was the MVP of the Finals? Who wins the finals? Giving your confrontation? It's gonna be Anthony Davis is the Finals.
LeBron is the clear favorite for everyone.
It's good to have the Davis.
It's gonna be because his defense as well, he's a juggernaut on both ends.
Like I said, LeBron is gonna have to take a step back and facilitate and find other ways to be successful.
And I really think a D hasn't serious chip on his shoulder.
He has never succeeded in the playoffs.
I'm pretty sure he won one playoff series and that was mainly just from luck and I've witnessed him losing playoff series.
He played the Lakers in a playoff series.
I watched it here like it was pretty.
It was way in the beginning, his career.
And, you know, four Anthony Davis.
I think right now this is his time to shine.
And if not, I'm not even worried.
I think right now the reason why I even say that too, is LeBron James.
They're gonna do whatever he needs to keep Anthony Davis in Los Angeles right now.
He's gonna play whatever game is needed to benefit Anthony that it is.
And to make him feel like he is the next person to take over this team, not just like LeBron James.
Counterpart LeBron has said it.
I don't know how long I'm gonna play.
I'm gonna stay in L.
But like this is Anthony Davis's team, you know, and I think that's he wants to show.
And I was I think you'll see it a lot of the times that you would you see the relationship they have, but I think already it's locked into the contract.
But I think Anthony Davis is gonna really rise with this for the season.
NBP. It's gonna have to be honest.
I can't let my bias flow into the fact that LeBron had a magical run.
It leads the league in assists with the 17th year. Be honest.
Had a dominant year.
His numbers are insane.
They're crazy in the East.
I got to give it to Johannes 100%.
You know, six men, you know, it's Dennis Ruder.
You know that stuff, I would say even coach there. We agreed.
Nurse did something with nothing.
Um, yeah, that's more of a debate, but Defensive player of the year.
We all agreed it was probably the Anthony Davis.
Ah, but for rookie of the year, you know, there was definitely a debate there.
John Maranz, Diane Williamson.
You know who's gonna get it? Zion put up such amazing stats, but it was in 19 games like there's a lot of stories.
Line storylines left to be pulled.
I don't know how I feel about them announcing the awards after the tournament, but maybe it's a nice twist.
Will be will be cool, you know.
But I think right now we should be prepared for more of like a March Madness and some early kind of I bet on pump for it, you know? Yeah.
So, yes, I'm, you know, I'm sticking with.
I'm sticking with LeBron.
Is the final's you honest ones? The rate.
I just feel like that LeBron is on a mission.
The last thing that came out this year, I think LeBron he's talked about threats, career, chasing the ghosts in Chicago.
He knows he needs one or two more bottles.
He knows that he needs one or two more finals, and he pays to be submitted to that conversation or the base of all.
I think I think that he wins files and we pay all the sites like and I think it's close, but I think him and I was just gonna be magic was, like, 10 years.
May be honest, you know, is my bpd conspired.
Just got me Anthony Davis.
Look, I'm pretty much reviewing on all the awards days.
Hey, thank you for helping all with me.
And I hope to talk to you soon.
Thank you so much for having me so pumped.
We'll see you guys later.