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We got a little bit of a panel today.
Bow and Nick, some of our newest members.
I also just added Matt within the last month or two as well.
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You guys jump in when you feel you've got something great to say.
But we'll do our best to give each other are turns and going a little bit of a panel style.
But I do want to kind of kick it off with the N B A bubble, which is gonna be the whole topic for us today.
We're gonna be going on the ins and outs of the basketball return how they're making it happen with off course, the whole pandemic and everything that's happening with 2020 which is obviously insane.
But we're getting sports back at some capacity.
So, yeah, let's get going.
We're going to bubble back.
Obviously, a lot of things happening throughout the last week and this week as well, because of players testing positive things happening.
There's a few things will bring up, but, um, Caleb, I kind of want to hear your opinion so far on how the NBA's implemented some of these rules and kind of your ideology of how this is gonna work.
Man, Uh, I hope it does work with the rules that they have going on right now.
I think it can work.
As you can see, we have a lot of snitching going on in the bubble already.
Way got the snitch hotlines.
You know, I saw the more players by kind of doing it to themselves to right.
I think it's a players.
You using it to their advantage.
Loki if they could get LeBron if they catch LeBron snitch and he's out of the bubble.
So I mean, it could be an event.
A person teams out there, especially if you're lower seeded team.
I would be snitching to trying to get LeBron A.
They also try to invite that Instagram model.
Yeah, I saw that instagram bottle.
I mean, at the end of the day, like these guys are used to a certain lifestyle.
So it's tough to get these guys to really get in this bubble, avoid all of the things they're used to Outside of basketball as well as, of course, preparation for the game itself.
So it's just a completely different adjustment for them, of course.
You know, I think so.
I want to hear your So I see a lot of people complaining of the accommodations and they're in Disney.
So I kind of want to hear your opinion on what you've seen, I guess via live streams post whatever I and just I guess, knowing Disney as just a adult like you know what your what's your opinion about? Well, I go answer before Bo answer.
Let me say both.
Probably not going to care unless unless Kawai is not on his best behavior or less, baby.
As always, the Clippers they're doing their thing has always worried, you know, ever since Nixon Oh, yeah, he's trying to get LeBron out early.
But, um, you know, in terms of, ah, the rooms and stuff, it kind of shows.
I guess the differences in ah in class because I've been the Disney before my rooms, we're not as nice as theirs.
Are Rondo putting up a king size bed saying it's like a Motel six? Yeah, not so much the food on the first couple days.
Like like a couple of people post.
It's a place that we're looking kind of rough.
But I also don't think like the chefs were there yet, and since then, like people have posted the menus of like like all their room service options and stuff.
It's like steaks and $65 bottles of wine.
And and then that point Hubble.
You have all those options because you have all of these things that are in the bubble with you.
You know you're getting paid.
I stay in this bubble and provide for these guys.
They can go play golf and they can go fishing politic.
Paul George went fishing with mantra as today, like, Yeah, I'm not feeling too sorry for him.
You saw that another of those DJ It's having a deejay events and you start like Dwight Howard was like, I want a guy that showed up to the event like I could only imagine him kind of like five signs off.
You guys seen Jr's live and everything like that and they had to see Oh, maybe it was like, No, we haven't under that now absolutely.
What was that? I said.
I think he could have went about it better.
I mean, I understand what he was trying to say in his point, but I totally think about it.
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That's what I'm saying, All players right now that I think the last memory I have of Jr now, I don't don't say the whole thing.
Think of him running back to half court cause George Hill is the one that blew that game.
So let's stop without whole fake narrative.
Jr had a lot of what I call that later on, towards though that every, Yeah, I mean, it's probably all have undergone didn't win a game in that series.
So it's not like that game would have mattered like that.
Warriors team wasn't losing, but the last thing I remember was him throwing soup.
I think it was like in a coach's face or a member of the media or something, and that was like the last thing that he did and that he's been out of the embassy doing his thing.
And then he finally gets his chance with the Lakers in the bubble to go make a run.
Everything has been asking for, and he's on live, just trash in the league.
It is just like I I think it's funny, our personal standpoint, and I get some of the things he's saying.
But I mean, he should have a short lease trying out because he should just be plus, to be there, playing ball.
You know, you have any medical practitioner.
That's what I'm saying, man.
You know he's got playing today, has even hit the court yet.
I think that's another thing I was thinking is like when they do play basketball again, like you know, they're gonna be in that mindset, it's gonna be a little bit less of like they're in a AU camp with their boys in the dorm, like back to back to the game, back to preparation stuff before we keep going.
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Yeah, we're doing our best of ball on a budget during 2020 for us so far, but yes.
So I want to hear someone's opinion on who is going to take the cake.
Obviously, I think three of us air in Los Angeles and oboes a Clippers fan out in Georgia.
I figure over Nick, you're over in Florida, right? Yeah.
My Florida, um I'm a Warriors fan has been a terrible year for us, but Okay, I read the back.
We gotta get her.
But so I'm curious to see who's gonna take the cake.
I guess we can kind of go go in a circle here.
We'll start with Caleb a t least with my screen.
It kind of goes Caleb, Matt, Nick and bow.
So I just kind of curious to think who years Who's gonna take the cake? Maybe a sleeper to for you.
I got the Lakers winning it all, man.
I don't see nobody really beating them. We have a lot of experience.
I think you know, this year is a good little break.
This year through month breaks, I think we have the advantage of the Lakers and ah, sleeper team for me.
Are the rockets.
I think the Rockies win.
You have Westbrook Rescue.
I think they could do something crazy, and I think that they could get it out.
The East, I think.
OK, maybe my team on.
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Uh, yeah, Matt, I'm curious.
Who's taking the cake for you? Maybe a sleeper for you? Well, just think of the king.
For me, it is obviously the Los Angeles Lakers Look, They had they had three months arrest, even though LeBron he's in your 17.
Getting that much needed rest is definitely helpful.
Also, am pairing up with every Davis is the best thing that could happen to the L A Lakers should have happened last year, but the pelicans were being straight on *****es like horse, Grant said.
The last dance, they didn't let it happen and they were just complete.
You know the one.
The one player that I'm interested in seeing for the Lakers is Dion waiters.
Do you have waiters? Was a guy who was added before this pandemic shut down.
I think he's gonna make a big impact for the Lakers, especially when Avery Bradley not not being a part of the squad.
It's gonna be interesting to see.
And also it brought his injury how they're gonna herself now a sleeper team.
But I got who could possibly win it all.
I got the Boston Celtics.
I feel like the Boston Celtics.
They maybe a two or three seed.
But not a lot of people are giving him a chance.
People are thinking in that it's basically Milwaukee's to lose, but you gotta watch out for Boston.
They got Kemba Walker, who is now a part of a winning team like the Boston Celtics and and with Jayson Tatum of Jaylen Brown.
They have a good chance to make a run, and if I were besides Milwaukee to make it out of the East.
It would definitely be the Celtics.
And how cool would it be if we were to get a Lakers Celtics NBA Finals? Take years of the makings? That definitely cool? Absolutely.
Nick, I'm curious.
Of course you not in Los Angeles.
I'm curious to hear your thoughts on staying a secret team for you.
I'm gonna be honest, which I made.
It has been really hard for me to actually choose who can win this year because I felt the MBA.
I like baby has been so wide open for the first time and so many years.
But if I had to initially lean on anyone, I'm glad to go. Oh, my God.
Bowman, I got to go with the clips, okay? I'm probably I mean, obviously, I mean, LeBron is the best in the world, you know? We know what he a beacon do, but when I look at the Clippers, the Clippers that got the rating finals M v p in Kawai got Paula George who has something to prove he was He hasn't had a great playoff career.
Ah, and then it's also the death of the Clippers made you got Lou Williams six Man of the Year mantra zero.
Who could possibly be a six man of the year? And on top of that, they saw some key guys and markets.
Morin's Reggie Jackson.
Um, a few of the guys.
Well, then, of course, Pat, barely adult.
So I don't lean toward the Clippers. I hate Milwaukee.
Has a good chance.
Course the Lakers do, and it doesn't sleeper I'm gonna agree with now.
Almost a possibly Boston, just because of Hala Tatum has emerged as All Star over this past season.
Of course, like he said Kemba Walker, who's who was in a more of a winning culture with Boston, of course, Jalen Brown has also emerged as well.
So Boston may be a sleeper, even though I do say that Milwaukee is gonna come out of the East.
But I would say, Don't see by Boston, either.
I think I think it's gonna be Milwaukee and Boston.
The stop finals.
Yeah, that seems to be a pretty common thigh.
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And obviously he's taking the Kate for you and a sleeper.
Um, well, uh, I'm definitely gonna say it's the Clippers, and they're gonna beat the Lakers in six.
And, um but, um, you know, it's on Nick hit everything.
He's been listening to me Talk about this for a long time.
Um, that's mention the MBA.
Best ***** in the MBA.
Um, that's playing in the NBA and CO I Leonard.
Um, Paul George was a top three and BP player last year, and he's never played with somebody of me played.
He's played with some great players, but also experts definitely a great player, but he's never played with somebody wise caliber.
Um, I think he's gonna bring you know, that extra level out of him that, um because you vehicles Jubak is a beast in the pain.
And Montrose hailed backing him up.
Another beast who would win six year flu Williams wasn't above have fallen out.
Um, And then, like Nick said, Marcus Morris was a huge pickup for us.
Reggie Jackson's been fantastic.
We got Landry she met coming off the bench.
He's rarely talk about it anymore, but it's.
Did he go? I didn't know.
I didn't think he traveled.
The whole team's there.
Okay, so you ended up going.
They took a team boat and said, We're either going to do This is a team, but we're not gonna do it all, OK? I like that.
I mean, they also bring it out.
Joakim Noah is an interesting Yeah, you're signing as well.
So he's gonna I mean, he's just another big body because, I mean, are two centers were basically zoo back.
And, um, mantra is so joking.
Just God's us like another defense.
And that's a pharmacy that I think what, that something between.
That's also the thing between the Lakers and the Celtics.
The Lakers have the size.
That's the one thing that they have an advantage over right over the Clippers with Amy evidence.
Um I mean, I mean so I mean what the Lakers coming with, Obviously, Dwight, you know, javale and a d Having Dwight there makes a big difference.
If the white doesn't go, that really takes away from some of their identity Well, when you lose a guy like Rondo who has been hurt for, I feel like the majority of the last few years like he's just constantly hurt.
Yeah, I just I don't know.
When was the last time I remember when Rondo was just super Elfi, but and the reason why I like him on the Lakers as well isn't because of what he does on the court at all.
It's really the veteran presence, the locker room guy.
What he's able to mentor for some of the younger guys.
So, to be honest, losing him, what I value most from, you know, a nine ****ysts and someone that's a Laker fan myself isn't his game anymore, but just more of like what he brings the locker room with.
That being said, like the point guard issue with the Lakers is definitely something they have to get creative with.
You know, that's why nowadays, it's an interesting play of game.
With every team you have 90.
4 words and you have all types of different rotations, so it's just such a different game than it used to be, where it's like, Oh, I got a look at who's on the next on the debt, which are, um, but you lose a guy like every Bradley, and to me, that is a pretty big impact.
And he's one of the better perimeter defenders in the league.
Ah, guy, that's extremely smart.
When he does play the minutes, you're not gonna play him too much because the minutes he does player.
So you know, so valuable so that losing the Lakers losing Bradley is definitely that hit for him.
Having Dwight come makes keeps him in contention like that, because losing broadly and losing Dwight also and then thinking the Lakers were still the favorite. That's ignorant.
Because you don't you now are losing a lot of pride.
And then you add Rondo on top of that before I continue.
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We very much appreciate it.
That's also once neighbor to Miami.
No fish for short.
Yeah, sure, right.
If I didn't if I didn't pick the Celtics, that's a sleeper team.
Another one would be the Miami Heat, especially with the kind of culture that they got there with Jimmy Butler.
That's that stuff.
Did you guys see Jimmy Butler today? Obviously, the N B A gave these players quite a lot of options.
I don't want to say quite a lot, but gave them a list of options that they can put on the back of their jersey to symbolize different things going on around the world.
That has to do with many different things, depending on the players.
Some people are taking, Of course, social reform, you know, education.
Just all types of equality is an option.
There's so many awesome options for that.
But there's also the option to go with like your name.
Like LeBron just announced this last week.
He's still going with his name.
Keep it how it usually is on.
Then, whether doesn't I don't view that it's like you taking, you know, not taking a chance to, you know, use your platform.
I just see that as the personal decision, so But I also find it, Ah, awesome that the MBA opened that up for the players to have that on their jersey and the WNBA's.
Well, I saw that they have Briana Taylor on a lot of the jerseys and stuff like that.
I thought that was really powerful.
That was pretty cool.
But for me, I said, Jimmy Butler today, he had little press conference to with Damascus.
Well, which I appreciate so being, you know, Miami being in Florida with the state.
That's just doing what I'm in l A.
So you know, it's bad.
It's really, really bad.
Like, I'm not saying what I'm ordering year.
We're not doing great.
I'm saying especially unique being over there in Florida.
I just had a stream with Ryan the other day.
Ryan Anderson, who also is in Florida, was giving me that same spiel.
Um, you know, But with that being said, you know, back to the heat, they're talented, they are long.
There were actually a very big team.
They are pretty young, with a good amount of veteran presence on that seem so that I agree with you.
The heat are very interesting.
They're well coached, supposed has been there before.
Obviously, there was that ongoing narrative that LeBron took him there, blah, blah.
But he's coast a lot of good teams.
So you know, smoking is a good coach.
You definitely gotta give him credit.
And I do have a lot of confidence that the Heat are gonna make it interesting in the East.
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That says Quinn, Cook over Louisville.
I'm a Lakers fan.
I'm not going with that at all.
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