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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, you know, go on 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 felt more of a players like 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.
I'm trying to get LeBron A.
They also, they also try to invite that Instagram model.
Yeah, I saw that instagram bottle put up.
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.
Probably not going to care unless unless Kawai is not on his best behavior or less, baby, as long as the Clippers they're doing their thing has always gonna worry.
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 the my rooms, we're not as nice as theirs are Rondo putting up a king sized 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 at 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.
Popovic 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's shown up to the event like I could only imagine him kind of like five signs off.
He'll be fine, you guys seem Jr's live and everything like that.
And maybe it was like.
No, we haven't under that.
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So let's stop without whole fake narrative.
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What was that? Yeah, I mean, it's probably other five, regardless, 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 NBA's 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 least right now because he should just be blessed to be there playing ball, you know, have any way to a tractor.
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 preparations, 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 w here, coming back, don't we? Back? And we gotta get her.
But so I'm curious to see who's gonna take the king.
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 you're 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 my brakes, I think we have the advantage of the Lakers and ah, sleeper team for me are the Rockets.
I think the Rockies win.
Have less brick rested.
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 MP 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 Horace, Grant said.
The last dance, they just don'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 what brought those 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 him 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 stand.
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 fight 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 going to go. Oh, my God.
Bowman, I got to go with the clips, okay? The outer. Probably.
I mean, obviously.
I mean, LeBron's 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.
Um, 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 more.
Is Reggie Jackson Um, a few of the guys.
Well, then, of course, Pat barely the dog.
So I'm gonna lean toward the Clippers. I hate Milwaukee.
Has a good chance cause the Lakers do, and it does a sleeper.
I'm going to agree with that.
I must say, 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, Jaylen 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 sleep by Boston either.
I think I think it's gonna be Milwaukee and Boston and he stops finals.
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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 bits in the MBA.
Um, that's playing in the NBA and CO I Leonard.
Um, All 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.
Also, Roxburgh is 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 about falling out.
Um, and then like Nick said.
Marcus Morris was a huge pickup for us.
Reggie Jackson's been fantastic.
She met coming off the bench, snipe, and 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, 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 it And that's a pharmacy that I think that's a thing 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, right? 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 guy.
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.
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 depth chart, 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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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, Um, and then whether doesn't I don't view that I dislike you taking you know, not taking a chance toe, 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 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 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 we're more year.
We're not doing great.
You go what 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 team, they are long.
There were actually a very big team.
They are pretty young, with a good amount of veteran presence on that team so that I agree with you.
The heat are very interesting.
They're well coached.
Spoelstra has been there before.
Obviously, there was that ongoing narrative that LeBron took him there.
Blah, blah, blah.
But he's coast a lot of good teams.
So, you know, Supposed was 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.
And we got ****ed.
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I'm a Lakers fan.
I'm not agreeing with that at all.
Considering Louis, Louis Wells really is the best six man to ever play basketball.
He's one of three times.
So that is right. Right.
You know, Quinn Cook has the potential to get more in minutes right now.
You know, I'm saying we got Caleb who who had to jump off with us today has got to go run.
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So again, let's get back into it.
Bo the Clippers here.
I'm gonna ask you straight up.
With the size of the Lakers and with the perimeter defense of the Clippers, I think both teams are pretty deep.
I would say the Clippers not taking hits right now would leave them as a team.
That would be mawr deep, you know, with having a full roster and you telling a sham.
It's came and I traveled with the team and you made that decision, although it seemed like he wasn't at some point.
My question for you is, What's the game plan for the Clippers? How did they win this? What and and at the same time to? I'm gonna open up that question to you since there is no home court advantage in general.
This isn't a Clippers related question.
There isn't any kind of home court advantage.
It's obviously the bubble atmosphere is super weird, and it's gonna be no crowd.
So does that play a major factor in just kind of writing off some of these other teams do the Clippers, the Lakers, the Bucks? Some of these teams rely on their crowd like I'm curious to hear your opinion on that after giving me your breakdown on what the Clippers need to do to win all year.
You know, they played him three times.
They lost months but won on opening day and wanna get on Christmas, which are two of the biggest.
Didn't have Paul George.
I think the main where they did that was kind of the two.
What other? Whatever.
Big guys having the game match up with a D and just bump him, and if he gets to the rim against the rim.
You live with that? Um, But they that is the main concern is like, who's gonna go out 80 You know, I mean, read.
And so I think it kind of just, um, focus more on LeBron and just let a do it like, you know, let one I kill, you know, um, 80 didn't really take advantage of that.
And that's how I think we got out of those 1st 2 games.
Um, the perimeter defense from the Clippers is unmatched.
Is going from Pat Bev's toe. Kawai.
Paul George is a little rough.
Morris helped their defense a lot and zoo back, um, mashing up with 80 when he can helps a lot, too, because they're about the same size and zoo box.
Um, but in terms of like, you are, like the crowd sound.
And I know the home court advantage.
Did you think that plays any kind of factor? Yes, that, um I think every team, definitely without a doubt, feeds off of crowd energy.
But the big thing on and I've talked about this with Nick before, is it's gonna turn into who wants toe do it for their teammates and do it for themselves.
You have to be able to self medicate with a team like you're at an AU tournament like you're a high school basketball game.
It's kind of taken it back like best.
What kind of bad, like I've said, called it, like going back to his roots before? And so it's just go turn in tow.
Who is the best team chemistry and who wants to win for the sake of winning? But I think that yeah, and I think that definitely helps a scrappy team like the Clippers.
I think that helps a team like the Heat a lot, too, because they've kind of got that same mentality.
Um, you know, just team, is that our and it for because they love the grind.
That's right now and already.
This two of the teams that you just mentioned, you know, you got Doc Rivers and Erik Spoelstra, so it's also gonna come down to who has got the most experienced coaches who can bring their players to, and it doesn't mean who is the most experienced coach with that current team.
But just in general, in the n b, a jock had so many playoff runs with the Boston Celtics before coming and starting this, you know, whenever you, you know, with the Clippers and stuff.
You know, when he went over there, there wasn't a lot of success with the Clippers in the past.
And Dark Rivers has really established that kind of winning mentality and actually coming every day, taking it seriously.
So again, that's the coaching is gonna play a massive difference in my opinion.
Now, Matt, I'm gonna throw this off to you.
Curious about that question for you on if crowd noise, no home court advantage, things along those lines really gonna play a part in how this all goes down or how you know teams will kind of come out of this differently than you would have thought before.
Well, I definitely feel like I can play a big, big impact normally, what? The whole crowd like the lower seeds.
They really don't have a chance to win a playoff series just because of the home court advantage that the highest it has.
But since there's no home court, I feel like way have a chance to possibly see an upset of one of the lower seeds.
Right now, Houston Rockets are 16.
I wouldn't be surprised if the Houston Rockets could possibly pull off upset against a three seat like in Denver Nuggets just because there really isn't a home crowd that that's my personal opinion.
I think we could definitely see upsets more in this playoff than in years past because of that home court.
So I feel like it would be a big impact, a lot more like tournament style, you know, just like the tournament.
Very mutual playing grounds like you are all kind of with that door.
Me kind of my mindset.
You'll play for each other like this does bring you back to the AU tournaments.
March Madness runs if you went that route.
So So, Nick, this curious on your same same question towards you about you know, how this is really gonna change gameplay or the results? Well, obviously you know, playing in your home court.
Obviously, it does make a huge difference when you're playing in a certain bubble and you're playing pretty much the same area throughout the entire playoffs.
Obviously, you know these teams, they really thrive off the energy of the crowd and everybody getting hype and all the trash talking.
So I mean, and this is also where you know, like, like, boasted earlier about, you know, who's really built for.
Like, you know, Lebron, I think would be very disciplined in this type of situation.
You know, guys like Hawaii will be very disciplined into these type of situations where, you know, they don't really have tohave where they don't really have crowds.
They don't really have, like, you know, anyway, to really thrive and succeed on the floor.
So it's really all about, you know, teammates.
And also coaching coaches also, you know, motivate want to know that you get each other all riled up, giving each other all active.
Not that I can play games, so obviously, I mean, obviously the cir***stances differently.
Obviously wish that, you know, everything was normal, like, Okay, he usually is from years in the past.
But, you know, this is like this, in my opinion, is like like me a bullet said this, um, on our podcast.
Um, this I feel like this postseason is like, let me like one of the best postseason that we've pricing.
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The two of them coasting that they are.
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Just the beginning of everything for these two gentlemen.
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Just wanted to give you that little mid Syria's plug here.
But for me, personally, I saw John Moran guys like that that were like, I'm not a silver s**** guy.
The accommodations are fine.
I'm waiting to get back to ball in.
And, you know, that's the mindset.
At least for me.
I would probably have going there because you have that choice to not go at all.
You have the choice to stay at home, and people would've respected that. No problem.
It looks like we lost mad over here. It's no prominent.
We're gonna finish it off with three of us.
I know life is crazy right now in 2020 so they probably have to go tend to something.
We're gonna go for yourself with my boys here, so yeah, for us.
I really like seeing guys like John Moran, especially at his age, which is okay, Cool.
We got Matt back.
We're back again. That's great.
That's all gonna change.
Changes up the order for me.
It's a nice, nice little change.
Scenery changed eso for me, John Marantz saying that his A which is a big party age and he's worried you're just coming into millions of dollars.
You can go out, live your life, do whatever you want.
And he's here focused, lasered in not even with the team that's supposed to go make a serious run, which makes me feel like the Grizzlies, our A team toe watch.
At the very least, you know, in the beginning of this tournament here, slipping into that eighth seed to at least get to that part there.
I don't know about any kind of deep run.
I think there are very young team, but just seeing their supposed leader now John Moran, he's like, I'm fine with this. This is good.
My heads in the game.
You could have put me in a much worse room, and it wouldn't have mattered that I respect much more than you know Rondo, who at the same time has been the lead corn a long time.
He's at millions for a long time up kept it, you know, been through a different era of basketball.
I think 2020 is a little bit more PC while he has been around while things were a little more a little crazier, a little bit more behind the scenes when things aren't anymore.
So I get that in a sense, you know.
But it is disappointing to be like, Oh, man, Disney's socks like.
And you would be this like I'm looking at my room like, Oh, **** e like but but yeah, no, I think, regardless for just palm basketballs, come back whatever capacity we can get, but something I want to bring up here.
The Nets are just an absolute mess.
And today Michael Beasley, who just got signed like an hour ago.
It feels like it just left the bubble after just getting there.
And then it came out after the fact that that was because he tested positive for Corona virus, which seems not to be a trend here, but definitely one of the casualties that we're expecting.
You know, obviously it's not a perfect world here, but eso I'm curious.
You know, one of you guys jump in just and tell me your your ideas on the landscape of things that you brought up snitching earlier and stuff like that.
So I know there's a a few things to bring up on that regard in regards to staying healthy on what these players are doing so far, you know? So someone jumping on this this is something that Nick and I were actually talking about earlier because, um, you know, and one of my unlikely one my summer classes right now, we had to, like, post a question online, get essentially, like, what do you think of the way India is handling the bubble as it stands currently, Um, could there be improvements, or should it be canceled altogether? Stuff like that And then my stance on it waas, I think the bubble working, you know, like it's catching people like Michael Beasley.
Um, you know, homes left to go get ah ah Postmates order and had to kornstein like a good you saw right tweeted to break tweeted that though it was like a P and say he's like to all my MBA brothers like you could order post fate.
So that was like, Oh, God, like that's not, You know, like this is a bubble But so you know, like, yeah, I think the bubbles working for what it's supposed to be like It's I think this season supposed to other season needs to have an ending, and they also need to make sure the players are safe.
And people got flag like Russell Westbrook and James Harden.
They were told to stay back quarantine, and then they're gonna be able to come when they're healthy again and people who have been caught in the bubble and then sent back home or sense of their room to quarantine like it's doing what it's supposed to dio.
And I think you know, it's either this or nothing at all.
And I thank you for what it is.
Yeah, I pretty much agree with Bo.
I think I think these guys, they just got to stay disciplined and just, you know, disquieting who as really all it is that's really all the fans one, that's all all they want.
I mean, we've been complaining about no sports for the past, like, four or five months.
And now that we got it back, we want them to be at their absolute best.
So and they should want to be at the absolute best for themselves. Absolutely.
So just stay discipline, you know, do you? Which is a question.
I'm gonna ask you real quick.
Nick is you just said, you know, you should want to come.
You want to come correct this season, have an asterisk for you? Or is it the opposite where it's even more earned than usual? Uh, I don't know.
I think it will be possibly even more than you do.
Like I said that, I mean, it's kind of like What's that? Kind of what I said? Oh, yeah.
I mean, this is probably like, the best postseason we've ever had, just because of all the cir***stances that have revolved around us and everything, obviously, to these players as well, you know? I mean, we honestly didn't even know, like, around like what? Mid march April.
We even know if the season I'm gonna come back.
You know what I mean.
So because for it just with the workout like this, you know, we should hopefully get the best obvious questions.
The best of these coaches, the best out of pretty much everyone who's involved in this bubble pretty much no, absolutely.
I mean, it takes a lot of dedication, not to mention so much money to upkeep this bubble for a long period of time.
I saw with millions of dollars a day just to up keep this bubble, and it needs to be full in.
You can't like half ass this, and you know it needs to be exactly our like you said.
But it's working for what it is.
And, you know, I think there needs to be even a step further, like instead of like, Oh, I'm sorry.
Like, I know they kind of stopped Jr there, but, like for something like homes like that should be it like a fine.
You know that I don't want to say six engine because they're in the bubble.
It's been a long time without playing ball.
It's not the end of the world, I would say, but it's still like, you know, you can't just let him do what they need.
At the very least, make these millionaires go pay $50,000 or 100,000 to think about what they just did and not do it again.
Well, I mean, he has to quarantine for, like, eight days or something like that.
Like he got Can't leave his room, so that might as well just be a suspension.
Right. But at the same time, there's no games right now.
So right now of all times practices and you're gonna get that package, Jake, no, it's true.
I there's definitely that disadvantage.
But I still don't know if, Like, I think if you want something not to happen, there needs to be a standard set and clear repercussions If you break things beyond just okay.
Now, we just gotta, like Corentin you and get you healthy again.
It needs to be like you broke the rules.
You know, here's what happens and then you can get back afterwards and you're probably gonna go back and not want to go do that again.
Before I asked again, we got ****ed Pap Evel Some was ridiculous name.
Likewise, Clippers have never touched Blake and Cee Bee threes, Clippers and said Rafters would not have won without vanvleet.
Kawai is easily replaceable.
This guy's got hot.
Extend to go, have you are drunk.
God's got it at last.
If you think Hawaii's Clippers would not be Blake and CP three Clippers, we understand as Live City.
But Colli, the two time Champ Hard one of the most elite defenders.
Patrick Beverley, one of the most elite defendants, the Williams six Man of the Year on offer this Clipper team man way.
Yeah, I know one thing that the one thing that quiet but it has to do is at least they could pass the second round because that's basically been the Clippers.
They can make it past sick around as long as he makes it passes like around.
He'll usually be better than going.
Griffin and CP three.
And the thing is, you said that last year when you showed up in Toronto, you like it's just a one year rental.
There's a first year coach Nick nurse like we had no knew nothing about him except for G league and international success.
You got a team full of what seemed like role players to think they would go out there When a championship is not even a thought like not even close.
And to not mention that Kawai has won a championship in the East and the West of finals M V p in the East and the West, it's almost like success follows him, which would make him irreplaceable.
I don't want to say that cause everyone's replaceable.
You all irreplaceable in life.
Everyone is technically replacing toe match.
That same success? No, absolutely not.
And to say that they would have done it without him or anything on those lines is not true.
With that being said, it's every years.
In New Year, you're facing different people.
Every team is a new team, coached by a different coach, so you can only pull trends so hard.
But at the same time, accolades statistics like they do, speak to a certain extent, you know, you have to read what's in front of you at some point.
So I love the hot takes. Absolutely.
Um, but yeah, definitely.
So that we're not.
And also, I mean, just look at the cir***stances of Toronto before they got why I mean, we're gonna be down.
LeBron was kicking her ass like, 34 straight years.
And I mean, obviously, LeBron went last afterwards.
But then once they trade, wait, they traded Damar for quiet.
And then all of a sudden, boom, they wanna kick.
Damar was that guy for that team, and they just could not get over LeBron year after year after year after year.
And although that factor was removed, LeBron was removed from the East.
Maybe that would have changed.
Who knows for at least them to get past the LeBron led the East.
But still, to go out there and win a championship like that's that ain't easy.
In a seven game series, you know against what's supposed to be this other best team in this league.
And you says VanVleet will win more rings than Kawai without a doubt in my mind.
Uh, we're gonna dio Also, we got Lawrence O.
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Ah, but he says, Speak for yourself.
Well, I'm not sure what he's referring to. Hopefully **** Pat Deb's comments.
But if Lawrence is still in here, I would love for you to clarify so I can comment on it.
But yeah, no, I think Kawai is just that one of those guys that at this point, you have to respect.
I respect a lot because he doesn't need to flash.
And he said, Lawrence said, Everyone being irreplaceable, you put like a little tongue.
All right? Yeah, it's true.
It were all replaced. Will get way.
But that being said, Oh, your time that you haven't kill it you know what I mean? But yes.
Oh, definitely pumped to see basketball coming back, regardless of the cir***stances.
I love to see everybody's opinions love that.
Everyone's got a different kind of mindset.
I'm going into this right now.
I'm just so curious to see how this continues into next season.
Of course, if this works, if the Corona virus doesn't improve things along those lines cause It's not just basketball, like there's other sports that you know.
We're all using each other's models right now to make this work.
You know, the UFC has been active and Soccer International has been active.
MLS just started this week.
You know, baseball is coming back pretty much simultaneously with basketball, and they're not doing a bubble.
So that one's really kind of scaring the crap out of me.
Um, with a lot of travelling and much larger rosters as well.
Um, so, yeah, I don't know Football.
I don't even know if that's possible.
To do a bubble for 17 weeks really isn't the end of the world, but this sheer size of the Auster's and personnel.
I don't know if that's going to be feasible.
You know, at some point what don't you have, like a 75 man roster? And then you cut down Teoh.
You know, 50 something and you still have personnel that there's quite a lot of people.
Yeah, each football team for at this point toe.
You know, we're having all these issues with, you know, basketball teams and stuff along those lines.
It's I don't know, we'll see.
We'll see how the bubble I I need to say an optimist.
It's so tough to be next negative in 2020.
But you know, you gotta just hope that this works out the best.
But yes, so I guess for for my question is who makes the eight seed? Who is that team? I know, I said the Grizzlies.
What perfect timing from top of that pelican's pelicans winning at all Zion averaging 45 10.
And so I love it, I think.
I mean, with the front cop user name we knew we get ourselves into.
He's added so much fun to test deficit.
Um, but he's saying pelicans winning it all.
What I said was, Who's gonna get the eight seed? So I guess we're gonna get from his answer is the pelicans for me? It's the Grizzlies.
Let's go in a circle here.
Let's figure out who you guys think are going Teoh.
At least get that.
And if you think they can make waves at all past that, um, so this is something that they can I cover a lot and we kind of joked about.
That's the only thing that you cover, but, um, we I'm going out in great answers.
Yeah, we've gone back and forth on it a lot.
Um, right now, as it stands, I kind of have always said years of searching the pelicans.
Um, because I kind of think the MBA is kind of doing this.
It looks like so they could get their boys.
I on in there and it's Thea gets gets a lot of your ship, which is deserved.
He's a fantastic basketball player.
And also I thought he was gonna come out of quarantine.
Weighed 50 more pounds.
It looks like he's cut about £50.
He looks fantastic.
You throw the very.
The funniest thing someone said was when men say masks make them look weak.
And that photo of Zion in the gym with the mask and it's just like, Hey, what's that? Yeah, okay, I think is his Bain and John Marantz Batman.
He's gonna pick him up and breaking me.
Um, it's and Brandon Ingram is so, so good and ethic.
Alvin Gentry's actually really good coach and blondes as a Hooper.
True holidays of Hooper.
Um, I think they've got the talent and, um, are well put together enough to go on a run and see if that plant game and when it, which is also gonna be a great game if it happens.
Matt, Who's your your pick for the I see it.
My pick for the A C.
This may be a shock for you guys, but I got the Portland Trailblazers.
I feel like Damian Lillard is right there.
I believe they're only what, 3 3.
5 games back of the A C with eight games left.
If game time can kick it in, let the places getting healthy with their kids possibly coming back as well.
Is that Collins? Only when this Trail Blazers team was healthy.
They made it to the Western Conference finals last year, so I wouldn't be surprised if they go on like eight game run, whether it's five and three or six and two, and possibly push the Lakers and a first round playoff series now.
Now I like I like what you said about the end.
Trying to get Zion interviews.
I think people would be interested in a day blue Crystal Bron, James first round Syriza's well, so I would yeah, I think I I think the Grizzlies John Moran verse them would be fun.
I think Zion and the pelicans refund.
I also think that option would be fun, that you just said, I think all three would be a very electric.
Siri's also great for the young players careers to go up against the Lakers in the first round and, you know, be there and be in the lights of the bubble things along those lines.
It definitely carry a lot of weight for their careers.
Yeah, and don't get me wrong.
I love to see the Memphis Grizzlies as the A C, but I just think they're a little young.
But I think they're a year early.
I say bye bye next year I could see them competing for the place that I just doing the Portland Trailblazers.
They're primed and ready.
Even Carmelo Anthony being being on that team.
I feel like it's Damian Lillard trying to go all in, and maybe, and they don't if they don't make it to the playoffs.
So I'm gonna be surprised if they start to blow it up.
So I feel like there's a lot of pressure on board it has been a lot of after a squad.
Yeah, with that core they really put in quite a few years now.
So But Nick here is same thing.
Same question for you.
Tell him ready out.
I've loved everything Job has done this year, man.
Like everything he's done, And I mean, and I mean, he's my rookie of the year, but I'm gonna have to go. New Orleans.
His I am Diane played 19 games, asked me job.
Joe has to be the Rocketeer.
Yeah, of course.
And then, of course.
I mean, you look at the benefits schedules like like the last eight games.
It's like one of, like, the most difficult schedules.
Like they gotta play Houston, I gotta play.
They gotta play all these top tier teams and is really looking like, you know, their prime.
No, not really gonna get in.
I like I like my message.
I think Portland will be a scary matchup for the Lakers in the first round, and I feel like that's that's a team that the Lakers may not want to see.
Like if I'm LeBron, I want to avoid port this because I know how scary dame can be.
Um, I'll be critical of C J all year saying that he needs to step up.
And if CJ gets hot in the playoffs, sees he could be hitting most definitely a threat.
But I'm also leaning towards New Orleans because obviously, I mean, I think I think they're right there.
I mean, Zionist played exceptional throughout his 1920 games.
Like you, said Perry.
Brandon Ingram, who was my with my most improved player being slowly but surely and in true holidays.
One of the perimeter defenders in the NBA today and I feel like just them, I guess. The Lakers, I think.
I think they give him around for them.
What else? A Possibly If if they do get in, it will cost to be a six game Cereceda lease.
Yeah, no, I didn't see that.
So we got to four pelicans here.
We got one for the Blazers, and you got my vote for the Grizzlies to go off a couple comments. Lawrence O.
And of course, one of our unwrapped brothers over here said that contest all players last staff for football and then keep them bubbled the night before That's his comment on our kind of what's gonna happen with other sports.
If the bubble is gonna be something we can carry A throughout every league, you know, if it's gonna work things along those lines again, there's so much to be no.
And there's so much unknown that we just kind of get to that point.
Cross that bridge, I guess you know.
But another percent rumor.
Is that Victor on? And you saying Oladipo on the Pacers may actually play contradictory to what he said publicly.
So I think he plays because Pacers Twitter probably went absolutely berserk when he decided toe sit out When the we're actually in a position to compete and you know, you can question his dedication all you want.
He's been very banged up.
You really started to find his groove and that it seems like he goes down again.
So you want to see that resurgence like Paul George, like you want to see him have that in his career when we all thought that might not continue when there was that kind of gruesome injury and I'm a big fan of taking extra time if that means I can watch you for extra years.
You know, if that means I gotta sacrifice.
If that's three months, six months, eight months, nine months Wants to see you for extra 23 years and preserve your body.
I'm a fan of that route.
With that being said, if you're cleared, you're feeling good that you sat out the amount of time you're supposed to set out, plus more for Corona virus and you're healthy.
You're ready to go. You're teams there.
Are you a competitors? Er, if it's me, you're gonna have to pry my body from there like you're gonna have to, like, make me if I If I can play and it's not a risk to my body and I have a chance to help my team win, I'm there. Absolutely.
And I don't want to be taken out either.
So I see it like that from my perspective, without being said, you got coverted to take in consideration your in this bubble atmosphere, there's so many things that are going Teoh skew your decision.
So I'm curious too.
Someone jumping to let me know how you're feeling about Victor Oladipo situation.
I guess his initial response.
How you felt about that and kind of how it's starting to intertwine his initial response.
I was a little surprised when he said he was gonna travel with the team and not play.
I'm just like, Whoa, why? Why are you there? Like, if you're If you're not gonna play, why would you show up in travel? What? You're holding a roster spot, but kind of Laurence Owen said.
Like if he is going to play that it makes a huge.
In fact, it makes the Pacers one of the sleeper change to make a run because, let's not forget when Victor Oladipo is healthy lecture.
The patients were third seed in the Eastern Cup office before he got hurt.
So if he could get back toe that kind of group I got last year, I believe the patients are fifth seed right now.
When they games left, they could maybe make a leak at at a possible four like that four through six with Miami, Indiana and Philadelphia.
That's gonna be the most interesting race in the final eight games because you look at you gotta either play, you're gonna have to play Boston or Toronto, fear the six seed. And Antonia.
If one of those teams of 16 they're not gonna pass there or if you're a former spotted, you gotta versus one another.
So it's gonna be interesting to see I feel like really deep Okeyo.
He'll make a big impact.
And, as go from there, that's awesome.
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Chat in basketball.
You guys have any last minute thoughts? You want to get off before we sign off.
Obviously it's just the nb a bubble in general.
So if anyone has any last 32nd thing they wanted throw and go forward.
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And, of course, shouted a lot of different things going on on Rap Sports Clippers Finals Prediction.
Yes, that's a trader at that folk that.
All right, so I'm gonna be a final finishing it is gonna be Lakers blocks.
What do you guys think? What do you guys and the Finals predictions reminds the exact same clippers box.
Clippers not have a Yeah, Clippers books.
And I'm president.
I'm not saying Yeah, I don't want to say who. Okay.
And the question I have for you is are you under the impression that the Lakers Clippers Western conference finals? Oh, yeah.
Then so what? You're all in? The exact same thing is gonna be no Lakers Clippers, Western Conference impact Hookers don't make it to the Western Conference finals that it's a failure for the Clippers.
Same with the Lakers only thinking Uh, yeah, it's definitely both the only other sleeper team that I could see making the Western Conference finals.
Besides, those two teams will be the Denver Nuggets.
That's about it.
It's basically Lakers Clippers and maybe Denver.
That's about it in the West.
No, I was there on the same page.
You know, it's definitely Clippers or Lakers. One of the two.
Yeah, we'll see.
Skinny Yokich is I don't know if it's unhealthy or if it's just perfect.
I don't know that's gonna work.
Is he 100? Like I I can't can you, Leo again? I think my trust handle is gonna be able to push him over.
I don't doubt that whatsoever.
That was my thing.
I said, Well, I said, Where's his mass like? And you want him to bang down low? Like, I guess you're fully committing to the modern MBA of point forwards and stretch fours like if that's how you want to go all the time, never have him go down low and have I guess Plumlee v be your guy that just bangs, I don't know.
But at the same time wasn't P.
Tucker like a center for like a month or something.
P k Secretary Rocket Still don't have a choice of that.
They don't have anybody over like six foot eight, right? They don't have any other choice.
The MBI is a weird place nowadays, you know, you could go big, go small, do things.
It's so hard to pull crowds.
Let me just say that Mo is very disappointed.
All of these players who have decided to really get in shape during the day.
Yeah, I should be hardened.
We got mellows off in now. I don't like it.
Yeah, it's definitely It's definitely weird.
I think the only person that seems to gain weight consistently is it's usually, um you know, Yokich.
But at this point now, it seems to be going the opposite direction, so I can't get on anything anymore.
I just feel like the fat people I'm used to or just all, like, much skinnier than I am.
And I'm a pretty skinny dudes.
Uh, state of Kyle Lowry comes back and he's not sick anymore.
I, uh that's a trigger for pap of to like what the rafters F ed is setting us.
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