Hello, guys. Welcome back.
I am back with another video.
Super super duper excited about the MBA.
Tomorrow we have scrimmages.
The panel where you are in the world or in the United States.
Right now it is 10.
25 PM Central standard time and a scrimmages start tomorrow.
They go to eight.
I have the schedule right here in front of me for tomorrow.
I'll give you guys tomorrow schedule and also Thursday schedule as well.
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I'm super excited to be back.
Ah, Mark, Thank you for joining a broadcast.
I appreciate it.
I am buying my lead pass tonight and I'm buying my MBA TV tonight as well, so I could watch you scrimmages.
I also have little rules.
Breakdown of the scrimmages as well, and I'm just excited.
Like I've been excited to come back on here and talk to you guys.
I've been doing a lot of talking.
I just got off of the podcast.
It was a podcast call. I got MAWR.
She just started her pilot episode. She writes.
She writes for, um, she's been a writer for the MBA for a long time, and I was fortunate to get on that with her.
But I've been on numerous podcast numbers panels for them wrapped sports network.
You guys have seen that on here as well? I did the ladies of unwrapped I'm did of the MBA Panelas.
Well, I'm gearing to another MBA panel on Sunday.
I believe I'm gonna be a co host.
So shots and I'm wrapped Sports network, giving me all these opportunities for my voices to be heard and shut out to my to Nobody's on the podcast Laurie and my con.
I don't know if they're going to see this, also being able to give my voice to be heard about the Oklahoma City thunder.
Now let's get into this guy's, um, the scrimmages air coming up there was so much so many things that have happened since I've been on here.
I give you guys those.
I was doing a 30 for 30.
I had to cut that off.
Thank you for joining a broadcast.
I appreciate it.
I was one of 30 for 30 for the college, but I had to cut that off. I had too many obligations.
But now I'm back.
I'm back talking N b A basketball.
You guys can't see that Thunder Nation.
I'll talk a little bit about the thunder, but I'm gonna do a deeper podcast about that.
Excuse me? A deeper broadcast about that tomorrow I've been doing somebody podcasts.
I've been calling everything a podcast, but I'll do a deeper kind of conversation about the thunder tomorrow.
But today I just want to talk general basketball and just kind of talk about the scrimmages that'll be happening tomorrow.
I will be glued to my TV.
I might try to broadcast some of it.
I'm not quite sure.
Uh, just a kind of scared of feeling about what these teams that look like because they have had a four month layoff, 4.
5 month layoff, I believe.
Since March 11th.
Oklahoma City is known for the game that shut down the MBA and shut down sports.
You know, the Thunder were playing the Utah Jazz and I was actually streaming.
They gain their playing.
Rudy Gobert was sick.
Chris Paul trying to figure out what was going on.
I was streaming, trying to figure out what was going on.
Next thing we know, we hear about the Corona virus.
I think the Mavs were playing on ESPN that night.
They finished their game, but the Pelicans were were unable to play the game after the maps because they shut all games down the Double A actually was able to do something suitable extremes before the decided to shut their games down there.
Tournaments doubt right before March Madness, which is a huge money maker for the delay.
And everybody watches March Madness this playoff race.
Everybody was looking forward to Aziz well, so it's a lot of things that have transpired in the sports industry since I have been on here.
I did the 30 for 30 but I just did the lottery picks for 30 for 30 so I think Nico was the last guy that I did on the 30 for 30.
I want to finish that, but I just had too much going on.
But I will get into those draft picks if I have time to do that, because I have more obligations now.
I want to get into some of those draft picks and talk about how I think the doctor should draft.
I'm done a video on that, but I will come back to that after all this is over with.
But, man, I'm excited.
I was a little hesitant about the bubble.
At first I was trying to figure out how we feel about it, but now that is here.
We had zero tests come back positive for the Corona virus, which is huge.
Players leaving the bubble if you guys don't know.
Pat Bath just left the bubble.
He had an emergency.
Montreal's hurl left.
I think Zion left.
Okay, See? Might be without in a shooter, which is huge.
He's my six man of the year Segway.
It's a six man of the year kind of Segway to the wards.
So the words are coming up and I'm gonna do a video on the wards because I think they're doing a ballot from the 21st to 28th.
I think Shams reported that they're gonna do ah, ballot from a 21st 28th.
So I think they started that ballot today through the 28th to see if, uh, to see wolves Players.
Which players? One.
What? In which coaches? One What? But I will give my wards.
I'm gonna do that video.
What? I'm gonna do it awards video tomorrow because I just want to get that out there.
The eight games will have won't have a prediction of these awards, so I think they're pretty set in stone.
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I appreciate it now.
I think everybody's pretty much locked in.
There are some awards in a little We don't know MPP is up for grabs, I think.
But I know who's gonna win, and I don't want to say I have my six minute a year.
I have my coach of the year.
I have my defensive player of the year.
I have my rookie of the year, so there's gonna be some am I have my most improved as well, so there's gonna be some controversy Med with my picks.
But my picks are not off the wall picks.
I think everybody's picks.
We're gonna kind of be similar.
But I just think everybody has a different opinion.
If you're Laker fan, you might go, LeBron.
If your books for you might go yacht is, you know, you might just go Janos anyway, So you just never know what people are gonna think.
ESPN had their picks and I laughed at their picks because I I don't know.
I didn't like their picks it all, But we'll talk about that more tomorrow.
But today, What's the night? Excuse me or day? Do you know where you are? I want to talk about this scrimmage schedule.
So I'm gonna talk about tomorrow screaming schedule or today, depending where you are.
And I'm gonna talk about Thursday scrimmage schedule.
Thank you. Isaac. Sports.
I told you I'd be back right before the season started. I told you I'll be back.
I have a lot of obligations now, but this is one of my obligations.
Yes. I'm gonna talk about the thunder scrimmages.
Well, we do play the Celtics on Friday, so let's get into it.
On July 22nd Orlando plays the Clippers at three o'clock at the Arena.
I think that's the venue.
The away team. The Clippers on the home team.
The Washington with Wizards play the Denver Nuggets at 3 30 at the HP.
New Orleans plays Brooklyn at seven at the Arena.
Sacramento plays Miami at eight at the HP, so these games affect their staggered a little bit.
So the three o'clock in a 3 30 game, I'm gonna have to work to devices.
I'm have to have my TV and my phone because they're gonna be on two different platforms.
And then the Brooklyn in the Brooklyn New Orleans game in a Sacramento Miami game will be staggered as well.
So I have two different platforms, so I'm will be tweeting about those games and talking about those games as well, Isaac said.
I'm commenting the Knicks, the Heat in Kings game at eight.
I'll say, Wait a minute.
No Bagley for the Kings.
Can he stay healthy? Everybody was higher. Marvin Bagley.
Can he stay healthy? Looks like the heat have all their guns and they're ready to go.
Thank you for joining the broadcast.
I appreciate it.
Let's get the Thursday's games.
San Antonio in Milwaukee, three at the Visa, Portland and Indiana, 3 30 at the HP, Dallas and the Lakers.
That's gonna be a good one at the Visa.
And then we have Phoenix in Utah at the HP.
All these games, The Games on Thursday, Wednesday and Thursday, same times.
Three o'clock, 3 37 is eight.
So of course I'll be using multiple multiple devices.
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Yeah, I'm really eager to see these matchups.
I want to see how Brooklyn looks without all their players.
Chris Levert is probably gonna average about 25 points again, 26 points a game.
Eager to see him.
I'm eager to see Denver.
Ah, Yokich is smaller.
Let's see if Jamal Murray can step up with Steve.
Gary Harris can get out of that slump.
Ah, Sacramento, but he healed said.
He's feeling great.
He was given people buckets today.
I was watching that.
You guys know I loved me.
University of Oklahoma.
I'm a graduate of University of Oklahoma.
What would they look like without Bill? The Clippers don't have mantra.
Starr or Pat Bay. They're gonna be fine.
Orlando, Orlando, Isaac Johnson, Isaac.
I loved him at Florida State.
He playfully learn Hamilton and florist.
A few guys don't know.
I love Jonathan Isaac.
I think he's going to be a monster.
I think he's gonna be a future defensive player of the year in the n B A C Aaron Gordon.
40 Air people aren't really counting Orlando It.
They have the home court advantage, even though there will be no fans.
Let's see New Orleans without Zion B.
I's gonna be that dog.
Some Brandon Ingram lines of all has played very well here, down the stretch for them.
Let's see. That's all for the Wednesday games.
Now San Antonio in Milwaukee is their first game on Thursday.
No, but the markets Aldridge, Salami Walker is going to step up.
I think I think Murray is going to step up.
You know Derek White, half of those young, big step up there for San Antonio.
Pop always does a good job of making the most out of what he has.
Everybody's picking my walking to go to the finals.
That's not my pick to go to finals out of the East.
I picked Toronto.
I really think what Nick nurse has done there in Toronto without Kawai and any green is very, very, very vital in a strong I love their *****.
I do love the bench mob, though, in Milwaukee, but I also love what Toronto has done.
We'll see if Milwaukee can prove people wrong.
People don't think that they will make it out of the East, so we'll see if they could prove people want my pick to be the A seen it in the West.
Portland explaining in Indiana.
Indiana's a team that I think Victor Oladipo's playing now.
You have Sabonis.
First time All Star averages a double double.
T. J. Warren is a guy watched in college.
He kind of got lost in the shuffle, were not lost in the shuffle in Phoenix.
I just think that he needs a move on from Phoenix.
Kind like Kelly Oubre.
I needed to move on from Washington and Kelly Oubre.
It fits well with DeAndre Atan and Devin Booker There in Phoenix.
Coach Money, Williams.
And of course, I think T.
Warren fits well there in Indiana with those young players mouths Turner.
They have some really good young pieces there in Indiana.
Let's see fallen depots healthy.
Portland, Portland is a team that I would not want to play.
You got skinny Melo at the three love.
Carmelo Anthony loved him since Okeyo days in high school.
You go. Of course you got Damon.
CJ circuit's back.
Collins is back.
Ah, you got the young bench.
They're in Portland.
Thank you for the tip.
I appreciate it.
I'm eager to see what Portland looks like.
That's gonna be really eager to see Mel has moved to the three.
So you'll probably have markets.
Collins and Melo.
And game off the bench.
You got in front assignment somehow.
Infant assignments. You got Gary.
Trained juniors played very well down the stretch you have assigned.
Why start coming off the bench as well, so they have the young core there in Portland mixed with those vets.
I like that Dallas people are high on Dallas, I think, because of Lucca and Seth Curry got hot.
And then you have there Tim Hardaway, Jr.
I like Tim Hardaway Jr.
Uh, Let's see if J.
Barea could get some minutes. I like JJ, Seth Curry.
I love me some Seth Curry.
He got some confidence.
Of course, KP Kristaps Porzingis has been playing well for them as well, because he's healthy.
When KP is healthy, he's a different type of player.
Him and Luca bring that size, even though look isn't really known for his defense.
But he still has a size, so I want to see what Dallas can bring to the table.
People are high on Dallas.
They're playing the Lakers at seven o'clock.
We know what the Lakers are. No Rondo.
I see of Caruso, and I think Quinn Cook is going to get those minutes.
I want to see if Quinn Cook can get some minutes.
I've said that before, missing Rondo, I think, will be bigger than people think it will be playoff Rondo, Israel.
I grew up a Rondo fan.
I like watching the Kentucky that I watched him again with Boston.
What he did for the Pelicans would drew out in the backcourt, and they swept the blazes that year.
When Anthony Davis.
But people forget their Rondo's basketball i Q is what gets keeps him on the court.
You know him and LeBron LeBron doesn't have to worry about much when it Rondo's on the floor because he knows Rondo will make the right play.
And LeBron has a heck that in a long time he hasn't had the guy it has that high basketball i Q.
And Rondo has a very high basketball i Q.
I think he'll be MBA coach in the future.
You know what you're gonna get with the Lakers? I just want to see how that Frank Vogel is gonna balance those minutes with Quinn Cook and also with Alex Caruso.
Yeah, baby, thank you for joining Broadcast.
I appreciate it.
And lastly, on Thursday we have Phoenix in Utah.
Phoenix was, well, uber.
He decided to sit this one out.
So you got Aiden and you got Ricky Rubio I think he practiced.
And then you have Devin Booker.
Devin Booker is one of the shot, the playoffs, where you go definite book and show me what you're about.
I think they would have to win eight in a row to make the playoffs.
Even so, it would be very difficult for them to make the playoffs.
But you get to see Devin Booker in a pressured atmosphere.
Is pressure on Devin Booker? Show me what you got these games.
These eight games are going to tell a lot.
In my opinion, they're gonna tell who's ready, who's not ready.
Are you ready for this spotlight? You've been wanting a spotlight you've been talking all summer about.
I want to be in the playoffs.
I want to make the playoffs.
Show us that you're that guy.
Show us that you can be that superstar.
We know you can be in Phoenix.
I love my to Williams.
You guys know that he was one of the assistant coaches here in Oklahoma City, but he lost his family, took some time out for basketball and he got hired in Phoenix.
I'm very grateful to have him here in Oklahoma City.
He really helped out Russ and Katie a lot.
Him, Imo cheeks really have helped out Russ and Katie a lot, and I think that Houston I mean, excuse me.
I think that Phoenix is very grateful to have him.
Utah The chemistry between Rudy Go Bare and I've been Mitchell's.
What? I'm interested in watching nobody novich.
Joe Ingles looks like he's gonna play, But let's see if their chemistry off the court is going to affect their chemistry on the court.
Also. Mike Conley.
How healthy is my colleague for Utah can join Clark's and continue his hot streak off the bench for Utah.
And who's gonna start at that position for Utah? I wonder what Utah starting five would be without Bogdanovich in there.
That's a lot of points.
They're missing from that starting five.
Jordan Clarkson can kind of make those points up.
Can Mike Conley come back to that? My colleague of road in Memphis.
How healthy his is.
He so those of them.
Eight games on Wednesday and Thursday, of course.
Tomorrow I will talk about Friday in Saturday's game. Saturday.
Saturday will be the most games it looks like on this schedule Now let's get to the rules.
Let me talk about the rules a little bit and then I'm a close out with the thunder scrimmage.
So the energy so the n b A season restart Inter squad scrimmages.
22 teams participating in the 2020 2019 2020 season restart will each play three scrimmages from July 20 seconds of July 28th.
The first image for each team will be July 22nd through July 24th will be a 40 minute game were 4 10 minute quarters.
The final two scrimmages for each team will be the 25th of the 28th Will be the standard 48 minutes, of course, 12 times 4 48 So there'll be 4/4 of 12 and the normal game presentation elements will be reduced until seeding games begin.
All 33 scrimmages will be available on MBA TV or NB a week past.
Like I told you guys before, when I front this broadcast off, I am going to be getting MBA TV and NBA league pass.
I'm used to having cable, so I'm used to not having a by it, but now I have to pay for it because he came.
Um, one year he came with my cable subscriptions.
They hooked me up cause they kind of messed up my cable, but now I have to buy it.
I'll be toned in streaming on multiple devices.
I'll be here for the thunder.
So I'll be talking thunder basketball.
Probably broadcast with those thunder scrimmages because I want to do that.
Here's the thunder screaming schedule.
They got three games.
They played Boston on the 24th at four o'clock, streaming live on the official Thunder Mobile app.
Then they play the 76 years on the 26th at 11 a.m.
Goodness, that is Sunday.
Okay, I'll be up for that streaming live on the official Thunder Mobile app.
And then they play the Portland Trailblazers on the 28th at five PM they're gonna broadcast that live on Fox Sports.
Oklahoma, of course, already have that channel.
So broadcasting at Thunder games, where the thunder to to thunder scrimmages on the mobile app.
And then they have one they're gonna broadcast on Fox Sports Oklahoma.
I'm pretty sure I could Washington NBA TV and NBA league pass.
They already said that I could watch those games, but I'll be streaming every thunder, everything that thunder Do I keep up with it? Because I do have a podcast called Thunder Coast to coast while my co host on the podcast, Ah, joined by McConnell and Laurie.
Under basketball, We have a lot of foot.
We have a lot of fun now.
I want to look at the thunder schedule in Orlando really quick before I get off here tonight.
So we play Utah, Denver, the Lakers, Memphis, Washington, Phoenix, the Heat and the Clippers.
So those are eight games.
I think that we will go six into I'm calling six into.
We do have the Lakers and the Clippers.
Will the Lakers only need three games? Wrap up the woman.
See, we are their third game.
I think they want to wrap up their one seed and kind of keep that because the Clippers are kind of on their heels.
So I think the Lakers want to wrap that up.
I think all these teams that we play, we have a good chance of beating.
I'm calling six into maybe five and 30 I think we kept that Keep that fifth seed in the West.
But I do think Houston gets the fourth seed in the West the first time You are very insightful.
Will definitely be back where you could come on back.
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But I really appreciate the love, um, and the support now getting back to this thunder schedule.
Utah's without by down.
If it's I think that's a win den for the skinny joke, it's I don't know what they're going to give, I said.
That's the way I think the Lakers is a loss.
Memphis will be playing for something that would be a win for us.
I believe Washington be away and things to be aware of.
The Miami Heat is a game We lost him earlier this year.
Exposure win zone And okay, so you know what to do.
They have a lot of left and a lot of youth in Miami.
Bam! At a bio has put his growth has been amazing this season.
I really love Bam and the Clippers.
It depends on what the Clippers will be playing for the pain.
Oh, had a thunder because the last time I thought I played the Clippers, it wasn't pretty.
The pistol, what the Clippers are playing for in that last game where the Lakers have that once, he'd already wrapped up with them for being on their heels for there to seed.
It just really depends for the Clippers, but my two losses of the two l A teams, I wouldn't be surprised that 30 loss, which I would say either Miami or Denver but six into is what I'm predicting.
The thunder will finish in these eight games on predicted next day at the five seed because I honestly think that Houston will get the four seed.
I think Utah, my slips of the six or the seven.
I think Dallas could be the six or seven in the exceed.
I predict Ghost of Portland.
Now, the moment um, that O K.
Has played with since Thanksgiving.
Okay, See, half one has one of the best records.
Any MBA since Thanksgiving? Can we keep that mo mentum up? Can we keep up playing on the offensive defensive end like a cohesive unit? I think that O k.
C can't, so I'm very excited to see. Okay.
Seeing the scrimmages kind of get an idea what they will look like.
Also, I'm eager to see what these other N B A teams will look like is, well, not just Oklahoma City.
Even I'm focused on the Oklahoma City, but I am a fan of other players.
I'm a few channel dame boiler.
I'm a huge fan of quiet Leonard, so I want to see how LeBron's focus.
He's always focused.
They are dark. 30 is what he usually goes into.
Win the playoffs hit anyway.
I want to see the focus of LeBron, see how he comes out.
But these eight games, Orlando will be fun.
Okay, see that? Be fun for the MBA in general, I'm really happy about what Adam Silver has done him and the players union.
They came together, create this bubble and was what they were able to create.
An atmosphere where the NBA players could feel safe even though they're away from their families, could feel safe and also have a little fun and also be focused on basketball and give them the tools they need to be successful.
And a lot of people have made jokes about the food in a bubble and things like that, but they're trying to bring that to K N B.
A to K atmosphere, the building, a barbershop.
They have some minority businesses and minority catering companies.
They're going to try to bring to the bubble as well.
So these guys get a different variety of food because these guys, a lot of these guys, have personal shifts.
So you go from a personal chef toe bubble food.
That is a huge difference.
So I like that the MBA is tryingto accommodate these guys on what they're used to in their away from their families. I know.
LeBron said the hardest thing door quarantine for him was being away from his mom.
He's been away from his mom for a long period of time.
LeBron is very involved in his son's life in his daughter's life.
So you kind of see that his son is growing into that basketball player.
He's kind of grooming him.
His teenage son, his Otis, he's growing room and Bryony James.
He'll be a sop****re in Sierra Canyon this year, so it's gonna be different for a lot of these players at a very family oriented and also the players that are single.
I've talked about that as well.
The single players, how the single players handling it, not having those freedoms of being able to do what they want to do and things like that.
So there's always already some players and have left for personal reasons.
I'm pretty sure that be more players to leave for personal reasons.
Personal reasons Because things happen.
Shrewder is expecting his second child with his wife, so we don't okay, See, does not know if your insurer will be available for them in the bubble, so that's a huge loss for O. K.
So we'll just see how that plays out.
But that's my video today.
I want to talk about the two days of scrimmages, talk about the thunder scrimmages and and talk about the thunder schedule.
I'll be back tomorrow.
I'm going to give my MBA awards tomorrow, and then I'll talk about Friday and Saturday scrimmage.
I think I'll do that in two different videos because my words are Michael a bit in depth.
In my words, I won't go like like sports ****ytic geek in depth.
But I'll just give my insight on why I think this player should win this award or this coaching won this award so, guys, I'm back.
Thank you so much.
I appreciate all the love and support.
It's been a while, but I'm back.
Got me a new mike Got me a blue Yeti Mike saw sound more clear for you guys.
I have my my ipad up it all the time so I could give you guys information as I receive it.
So the Patrick Beverly things just happen like, a couple hours ago and I was able to hop on I am or, um, podcasts.
Or we did a live stream on stream yard and we talked about of the bubble.
And we also talked about the snitch line and we talked about dark horses.
So I was on their with somebody from a young lady from Portland, and I was on there with a what? A gentleman from Miami.
And she was the host.
So we kind of talked about our dark horse teams.
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