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That's through good times, but mostly the bad times.
So now that we have some good times to speak about, we're talking about that right now.
And today the Nets beat the bus like not the O J Mayo Bucks.
I'm talking about Johannes with number one seed in the East Books Nets Beat the books 1 19 toe 1 16 I thought this game was going 1 19 100 because the score was gonna be in favor of the Bucks when I saw that spread.
That spread was for the Bucks to win by 18.
I think someone earlier was like it spreads looking good.
I'm like a relax man.
They could beat us 1 19 to 100 cover the spread, but they did not.
It was a great game from start to finish.
When we came out TLC first off when you saw the lineup, right when you saw the the starting five.
Like you're not a Lance Thomas guy, I because I'm a duke guy.
Go, Mamadou Finn.
But he was making shots today.
I was like, Wow, we are in for its street.
Yeah, he threw a couple bricks, and then they started flowing for falling for him.
And I'm like, Wait, Yeah, something is happening here.
Something different is happening here, but yeah, when you're rolling out there without carrots, Levert when you're rolling out there without Jared Allen and you're rolling out there without Joe Harris, who were your top three leading scores the game before the cupboard is bare like, I literally I had no idea who was going to do the scoring.
I think I tweeted that pooch.
I was like, TLC is gonna go for 30 and he was close.
I think you had 26.
But, man, what were you thinking? Just coming out of the gates like who's going to score the points? I didn't I didn't think this was I thought I was gonna be done watching this, that after the first half, like cigarette only.
I'm gonna have a chill afternoon.
Take my dog on a walk like I was ready to have a nice little relaxed day.
No, this is like the game of the year for the next 40 game 1 42 afternoons.
Look at what this picture is.
This is dressed in Anderson.
Justin Anderson, who is 2200 like 20 teams, is dunking on the M V P and Defensive player of the year.
That's all you need to know.
That's all you need to know what is going on.
I can't resist it.
Baptize Johannes in front of the entire MBA in front of the entire MBA world.
I saw that happen, and I wasn't sure it was him.
I'm like, I didn't think it was honest.
I was like, Oh, ****, He got like, I in my head, It just wouldn't compute.
I was like, Man, he really got D J.
Wilson there, like I just couldn't believe you that he would dunk on the honest and that was it.
Like I was like, All right, this game is truly, truly something else.
Your temple, like, carried them home.
Garrett Temple, who is like Karen veteran leadership down, has made those shots the entire year.
I like him for defense of purposes, but like the like, shots off a couple dribbles.
Uh, yeah, he was He was doped.
Koza just threw up 10 and 10 plus 17 on the game.
I actually really hope he stays, but, you know, like literally there wasn't Moussa played well, that's that was also where I was like I was like, Yo, is Moussa I am a Moussa hater and people on talking nets to know that I'm a moose aviator people and that's Twitter know that I got no love for Moussa when Ah, when the Corona virus stuff came out and they said there was a snitch on the team.
I like it was Moussa hahahaha today, though I like how he played.
He was playing on selfish.
Yeah, you plays that I tweeted about.
I was like Moussa again.
Yeah, trying to go to the whole, you know, making the past.
And that pass led to back to back threes.
I think she owes 81 And before that was Jeremiah Martin to report he's dope.
He's No, not like that.
There's something about that guy.
I'm like this dude makes you hate your life.
Like as in as in a radio car.
I mean, yes, I know it's Frank Jackson, so maybe I shouldn't get too crazy, said another Dukie, Frank Jackson.
All right, my bad.
I love Frank Jackson.
I'm just kidding, but still like, you know, like he was in there.
He was like, just a pest and, you know, end of the game.
He forced the turnover like he's dope.
That guard rotation is really great and, like it's funny.
Tyler Johnson came out the gates.
I was like, Boy, this guy is by far the best guard.
Um, Now it's like this nice little even mix I really like.
Chris chose off the bench.
I just think he gives like such a spark.
And he keeps everybody involved like he just plays that like old school point guard role that you don't get much.
He's fast and he's dicing up guys.
He's cutting through the lane.
He's got reverse layups for day.
Is he still living with play with the left like the nice man like you, said Tyler Johnson, Chris Chico's a Geremi Martin undersea.
TLC in there because he is not a game that we've seen him lead us in scoring where he wasn't afraid to shoot the three.
It wasn't afraid, toe, you know, make plays.
And, like, I don't know what's gotten into him.
This bubble has transformed some of these guys on this Nets team.
I don't know what Jacque Vaughn is telling them at night.
You know, the Rockets and the Nets are stand in the same hotel.
And they said that these guys hung out at the pool this past week and they shared strategy on how to stop Johannes.
Can you imagine the N b A teams meaning no meat.
It's at the pool two o'clock.
We're gonna We're gonna get ready for ya next this week.
The Rockets beat, um, two nights ago, and then the nets beat him the night, and it's like they shared insight.
And I'm just like visualizing this pool in Orlando, where, like Harden and Westbrook in, these guys are chilling and I give you got the thing about your honest.
You let him shoot that every once in a while.
Right up in there, like the rest of those guys don't worry about the rest of those guys. Here's how you stop.
Be honest and the Nets listening The backup.
These are Nets players that literally no one knows.
Besides people like us that have been following covering the Nets, you look out there, you see Dante Hall.
You look out there and you see TLC who has a name that no one can pronounce.
And no one actually says across the board, whether you're watching the NB MBA TV coverage or the Yes network coverage, everyone just called him TOC.
Lo Wataru Caballero you are.
Then he's what has gotten into everything like 20 like close to 20 and in the bubble.
It makes no sense.
I just I got makes sense it.
None of this makes sense anymore.
I will say, like they're pretty bad Matchup, like this type of a team is clearly a bad matchup for the books like that.
The guys that, like it seems like that small ball way of playing where you're like we're because you're smaller.
You can sort of you can like double a lot easier, and you can move around a little bit film out there for the note use.
I would be a little worried involves the bucks.
I'd be like a All right, So this is now two games in a row, Do I? I and I can't believe I'm saying this after a stupid bubble game, but I'm looking at the Bucks like, yeah, I got to come with it now because this is now two games in a row where these two teams conspired together to beat you, and they both beat u E.
I don't care that you, honest, sat the second half and I don't care that Middleton sat the second half and Brook Lopez didn't play.
Look who we were playing with guys that weren't even on this team two months ago.
So, yeah, when you look at this like none of it's supposed to make sense, do there's team struggling in the bubble like the Mavericks are struggling? I wasn't expecting Ah, Luke and poor Zynga's to be having as hard a time is there? Have it was just like, Yeah, the Clippers, losing to the son who turns have a couple of wins out here like a lot of nice I don't want any excuses.
It we we we spent the last few months on SportsCastr talking about.
You know what? Teams were gonna be ready and out.
Yes, and who was in shape and which one of these guys was gonna be extra motivated And what the pandemic and the shutdown in the quarantine did to some of these guys? It changed the landscape of the MBA.
We're all going into these games and even Vegas.
They're setting the odds.
And they're setting the odds based off of what we saw from October Teoh early March when it got shut down.
Yes, the whole new game hashtag a whole new game.
Anybody can win on any given night.
And it's crazy because the playoffs don't start for another like week or two.
Yes, but what it feels like playoff energy.
It feels like goto and it starts it like one PM every day and goes till midnight.
I haven't done anything like anything but watch basketball.
And it's so nice.
Like it would be nice if I actually created a little more cut down doing streams and broadcast it, wrote it thing.
Why would I didn't basketball? It's hard I mean, obviously baseball, too.
But like I'm watching the Yankees and I'm watching LeBron like I'm watching Boat and there's a full slate of games and it's crazy.
They're all good.
I'm betting these games and I'm watching these games and they start around 12 o'clock and they go until 12.
My fiancee would be like, You come in a bed.
I'm like Not until the like, like that's just standard Now that's just part of my everyday Now.
It's so don't man look like the thing That's good is like, I saw the schedule come out and I was like, Yeah, like, all right, there's gonna be basketball on at all times But I worked under the assumption that it wasn't gonna be great, like I was just like and like, I don't know if I want to watch some of these games like maybe that team will take a while.
Nope, they're all just coming out the gates.
Everybody is weirdly in decently good shape, and they're all playing each other so hard.
It's playoff basketball from for 12 hours, and I'm like, I don't even know what to do with all of this.
The and This was a great example.
He's got going out that you got a guy like Dante Hall.
He steps on the court and he decides I want my spunk and that right now.
And you know what? I'm gonna do it.
We'll find the biggest, baddest dude on the playground.
I'm a punching in the mouth, and then you are going to give me my respect.
He he challenged the honest, gave you honest, a little show John has got up.
Like if you watched them, he's telling up telling run.
Believe it, you better.
You better get him.
You better get him is like, yeah, How dare you and dot Dante Hose.
Uh, he's not even MBA player.
I don't know who he was still two weeks ago and, like, a little something got into these guys in the like.
That's what I'm given Jacque Vaughn a lot of credit.
Yeah, because he must have just been like, Yo, they don't take you seriously, like come out there and punch him in the mouth.
And I got where he's making a case for himself.
Like my goodness, it comes from scheming and motivation.
It comes from the top down So he's looking at film.
And he said, I watched the post game and, you know, they started running at three to zone defense.
They started changing because, honestly, when we the first scrimmage we had the pelicans blew us out by 31.
And then the way them like the magic game went, we have nothing for the magic like I'm like.
Something's got to change.
We can't play defense.
There's no way like Paris and Jared Allen and these guys can keep up with these other teams with superstars.
If we're not playing defense, something changed.
And I have to give that credit to Jacque Vaughn, his leadership, his scheme, his motivation because they look like a complete different team out there today.
And Jamal Crawford stepped out there for the first time.
Obviously, we lost him.
That sucks to see him come in.
I mean, I hate to say it, but it was it was a hamstring injury.
They were holding him back for conditioning.
Hopefully was just like a cramp and not like a pull hope.
It was just a strain and his 40 year old hammy got him like, Wait, we're not ready just yet.
but he came in immediately and started making plays.
Got a couple of buckets, started lighting it up where it's like, Yo, that injected something into this team.
And then, like I said about Dante Hall challenging, um, challenging Johannes and then Justin Anderson Dunkin on Yannis is head top.
I was like, These guys are possessed, I Yep, I I thought, like Crawford kind of set the pace like, honestly, like you just coming out there and playing like it's just, you know, all these guys grew up watching him So seeing him come out there and, like, do cool Jim Crawford things where he's like dishes.
It just I just think it lit a fire under them and they really didn't stop doing that.
And honestly, like I was watching Moose and make plays, I'm like this man's been hanging out with Jamal Crawford.
Like like you've got a show out for Jamal Crawford right now.
Jamal Crawford stuff put it in his bag.
Like Jim, like Zana Moussa, who has been at some points, one of the worst MBA players I've watched in certain points of the year.
Like I'm sorry, I need to do the guy like this, but like their third year where I was like, I can't believe that this this guy is on a team right now with, you know, and I use it.
I I like the idea of him.
I think he could be good.
But the fact that he was on the same roster that Kyrie Irving was on, I was like, This is so rough and I'll give him credit.
He wasn't bad today.
I don't know what kind of you.
You know them today and I I don't know.
I'm like this dude's a bum.
He had too much.
When he gets into the game, he's too confident today.
Instead of trying to score every bucket, he's pushing it down the court.
He stopping. He's taking a look for help.
He's getting the ball out there swinging, and we're getting the right job.
Shows show shoutout to Moussa and him working with Crawford and whatever has changed.
Good. That's what we needed from this guy.
Who else do we need to give love out here? It's just it's crazy that we just did this without Jared Allen on the floor.
I know we just did this.
We play the honest and the books and do this without Joe Harris on the floor without Caris.
Levert on Before I was like, where the points going to come from? We put up 1 19 with these guys were like, the three point record.
Yeah, I know, I know.
Is it like they just put the threes on him early and like, they just I don't know, Rockets playbook? They took a weird.
The weird thing is that, like, the bucks came back a couple of times and the nets fought it off, which made no sense to me, because in that situation, you see, like the team is just like Okay, well, we lost him thes the bucks.
The number one team in the East.
They're gonna come back and beat us.
No, They fought so late in the game like TLC was playing so hard right before he found out.
Like she owes. Was playing so hard.
Got a lot of fouls.
All these guys were playing tough.
I was like, I like these nets like they're not backing down.
Like I'm telling you when that spread came out this morning, I do a podcast called talking sports with two other guys that are, you know, just all sports fans on.
And I saw that 17.5.
18 points, right? I'm like, That's disrespectful.
Yeah, it's respectful.
And then it continued.
On the court, I saw Marvin Williams, um, which he owes the garden.
Um, he, like, pushed off.
And then he did like this.
Brought his arm up over, chose his head.
I like a little boy.
Tried a little boy him.
And I'm like, yo their disrespect in these dudes and and And the Nets aren't having it like the next.
We're not having it the whole game.
I was very proud.
Yeah, they were. Ah, thistles.
Just the tail of expectations, huh? Like the Nets have no expectations.
The bucks have come out pretty flat so far.
They have not used even that Celtics game.
They kind it they had, like, the worst possible ever Jayson Tatum game.
And, ah, they barely pulled it out.
So I don't know, man.
I mean, you're not going to get another one.
Tatum, we got we got a face.
Tatum in the Celtics next day tomorrow.
Blamed his haircut, went and cut his hair off and he came out on fire like they're not going to get another bad game out of out of Jayson Tatum.
Who else in this game you Robin Lopez.
What a clown show.
Robin Lopez fouls turnovers you have about town.
I was like, What the hell is going on out here? Like broke even on the week? How long And you're not going to back down TLC? I'm sorry.
Like I like toc but like that.
Like, what are we doing here? 25 year old Frenchman trying to find his way in the league Robin local 10 plus years.
I don't know what I was watching.
I was really just like they tried to get hot Delaware.
Jordan, Donte DiVincenzo like he has some place California has, um, plays, um but they just couldn't get it really going And like So when they said I knew that the plan was t City honest and sit Chris Middleton in the second half.
But I don't think anyone in the world plan for them to be sitting and not have the lead.
We kept the lead from from 34 32.
We had the lead all the way until they tied it at 104 That's ridiculous.
I don't know why.
They don't want to get like anybody to get injured.
And I think it must have like that.
The Jonathan Isaac thing must have, like, ****ked certain teams.
But, like, do you really want to be the books that coming in one into and like, I don't know the optics? I went right.
I wouldn't love that like I would not want to be like, I mean, maybe they just need to hit rock bottom toe like figure it out, but, like, you're really just gonna lose to the Nets starring TLC and person Anderson.
Like I would look at the graphic that where this graphic is going around everywhere on the Internet because you guys let that happen.
If you guys have Really, If you guys had won that game, I mean, maybe that would have gone around, but it would have at least been like, Well, they took the l.
But no use of the biggest l of the afternoon.
A headline of the article says Justin Anderson detonates dunk all over bucks.
Starry honest on Ted.
Com Campo Nobody knows who Justin Anderson is.
That's why you're click initially.
Who is Justin Anderson? I still don't know Anderson.
You know, I don't even know what else to say.
Say about this game.
I'm looking at the notes that I had again.
Ah, uh, even like like we said Lance Thomas hitting shots like what was going on road. He got to give road.
Isam love Having spoke on Brody Brody today, I'm on Brody.
He thought he today he's but he's so far what he's done in the bubble has been better.
And he adding, he's getting closer to what he was last year versus what we saw from him in spurts during the regular season this year we didn't need him today, honestly, but still gotta give give Rodis from love.
He did hit ah three or maybe to um And he had some other plays like he helped.
But we were writing threes, bro.
I don't know what was.
I didn't even know we could shoot that.
Well, we were waiting theories.
They were near the bottom of the screen here, and they just like and they shot, like what, 36% they just took so **** many of them.
Like that's Gridley. The playbook.
That's the Rockets the Rockets would like.
Guard you from like and rebound You have.
Your honest isn't on the court like there were getting boards.
Robin Lopez by himself.
Brook Lopez didn't play.
Um, way was a strong man. We were tough.
Like looking forward now, right? A lot of the talk Postgame was about Hey, like, this might be the first round match up, and it very well could be.
And this is now set a different stage for that one versus eight game.
Yeah, the longest we've been talking about.
Okay, whoever is the a seed, Whether it's the magic, whether it's the Nets, they're just gonna get obliterated by Johannes and Co.
Now, that's not exactly like I don't know.
I could have been obliterated even more after this embarrassing.
I see that you know, like and like like the honest is the type to take it really personal.
Christiane, All these guys, they just gave boot.
And how Budenholzer, Coach of the year he was ****ed.
He was visibly ****ed during the game.
He was He was upset during the game.
So these guys are They're gonna go.
They're gonna go take this l And they're gonna figure it out.
Um, but now I'm like our ****.
Maybe we want to figure out how to get the seven seed like it's a possibility.
Because I we just did a podcast after the Nets won.
And I'm like, this might be the Onley.
When we get the rest of now, I'm like, we should I don't know, we should compete tomorrow with Celtics, but then we should beat the Kings Friday, the Kings, or a beautiful team for us.
Like now I'm thinking differently, because now the scheme is different.
The defensive rotations and like, these guys just look different out there.
And this is a confident builder, right? This.
Now you know, you got guys like TLC Moussa, like these guys are now thinking like, Oh, it's our team.
Were the stars is ok.
He was talking about Kyrie.
They're talking about us.
Spencer's He's not here.
DeAndre Jordan! Taurean Prince! These guys aren't here. Nick Klaxon.
This is our show.
This is our time.
Let's get the most out of it.
I think these guys are really gonna try.
I'm very excited.
Like someone someone said, Oh, it sucks for you.
You gotta watch the nets in the bubble I'm like, and that doesn't suck for me.
Like I'm a Nets fan.
And these guys are auditioning for next year, and whatever they do is gonna be fun for me.
And what they did today was a blast. Yeah.
I mean, I don't know that was the most exciting game of the year.
I I like I'm awesome like up there, But, uh, but this I just think that the expectations that I saw the spread was, um I think since 1995 a team hasn't come up with when it would have been If you bet on the nets to toe win and cover that spread Ah, $100 bet paid out.
I thought about it.
I thought about it this morning, and but I'm like, you can't I can't put $100 on that.
I like is only 100 books, but like, it just seems dunk it, right? Hot level's gonna other three leading scorers like it just times foolish.
Um I don't know.
We'll see if it happens again.
But, uh, yeah, uh, I don't want this team to continue to play.
I feel bad because I've enjoyed watching Caress and and Joe Harris.
It was awesome and against Washington, but whatever this group us was doped like it was just dealt with a bunch of And what's so funny about them is they all kind of know what their role is.
Justin Anderson was like, Hey, like, I'm gonna take threes And and Jeremiah Martin's going and Chris Geos is gonna move the ball.
I guess it's just gonna be like the best three and D player in the league.
What's going on? Looking like a star.
26 points today.
He had 24 against the Spurs.
I don't even know he like.
He looked like if you'd said that Chris Middleton was the guy that put up, you know, that him and Chris Middleton switched bodies and TLC was a 40 90 with like, 20 points.
I would have believed because Chris Middleton took a couple threes, didn't do too much, you'll see was shooting from all over the floor.
He's got like, a little mid range game.
Now I'm like, I don't know what Jacque Vaughn is doing doing miracles out here.
This guy, I really think he's going to get the job.
I don't know why.
If we don't have is in Mark Jackson.
If we don't have a clear I can't even sleep.
He hired I Lou over over what Jacque Vaughn is doing with TLC and boots up.
Look, it's August.
This guy's getting the most out of dozen Moose Oh, and Timothy Lo, Wu Caballero and Justin Anderson.
Jeremiah. Morning, Lance Thomas.
I think this motley crew of players that we assembled for the bubble everyone laughed at it.
Could you imagine if Michael Beasley was a part of the baby? Chuck? Anybody love it, even love it.
You wouldn't He wouldn't miss it.
He wouldn't miss an opportunity to take a shot like Hello.
I love it that, like waiters and Jr getting their chance of the Lakers.
But you know, BZ will be trying to do it sting with us, you'd be trying to chuck everything and honestly, I'd rather seem when Lance Thomas, like, put on I wish we could get Michael Beasley on this team.
This team will be hilarious, man.
Maybe obviously he could get hot to Michael Beasley.
Like I could see him just being like, Yeah, Michael Beasley just put up 20 in the in the second quarter against the Bucks in game one. Like, I don't know.
I kind of like the movement.
I had all these expectations for what I thought the Nets should and and will be.
But I'm like, Dude, I don't know.
I guess the mean team is the way to go.
Because your moon team, like nobody I I'm calling these guys than no name nets.
No one knows their names.
And if they if they have these, like, black lives matter education reform on their back, people are watching this game like, you know that now that they put the names on the bottom of the But in the beginning, you know, you from game your eyes on the court who was on the floor? There are a lot of these guys.
They probably saw the nets.
They're like, Yeah, like even our play by play.
Guys don't even know who is, like probably gonna put some Grady and crews dug and I Neagle.
They say they need a little bit of help.
Like like a little bit more like We don't know that Jeremiah Martin wears ah even know what number he wears.
Euro, I think Justin Anderson, my words like, I'm still these guys just from their body types, like, Okay, that guy's on the court, but yeah, man, it's a classic story of ah, David versus Goliath.
It's the classic story of the underdog knocking out the champs.
And, um, it's like, you know, the JV team beating the state champs.
No one start coming.
I'm blessed to see it.
We're blessed to see it.
I think it's a product of 2020.
This weird world that we live in now anything is possible.
Uh, hopefully we get some more of that.
Um, yeah, The bubble has been great so far, and I'm I'm really loving it.
Maybe they do this again next year.
Who knows? I mean, a man he was going, and this might be the norm.
A season in December in another bubble, like a way or the pool.
The pool, uh, pool hangouts, where they're just plot not how to beat each other. That's hilarious.
When we get off.
Where is that reality show, right? N b a should.
Right now, you know, like behind the scenes they probably put in the film somewhere like Like the last dance, like all that footage got bored.
But there's gotta be some cameras in somebody filming when, like Hard and it's chilling with Christiane's Like you, bro, don't even worry about it.
I know exactly what to do for ya know, Where would I said about? He's not spilled like I know you small and can just run down the court and dunk like honest? Here's the formula.
They got to do that.
Yes, Network has to do something and do something for these fans getting tattoos of these places.
You just come on, throw out the back.
It's got you know, Nets fans there.
So doom and gloom all the time.
Like if the Nets, when I'm getting a tattoo.
If the Nets when im ill Venmo everybody five books, it's like stop put please things over there.
And then you know, players like Jared out and Chris shows a call you wanted and bleacher report picks it up the nets, retweeted.
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I don't know what your schedule looks like or your podcasting, but no, that Yeah, I've been meaning to have you and Hudson on as well.
I gotta figure out when the hell I get.
Like, took thea been busiest.
Hell with these nets not being terrible, I thought I'd have all this time to collaborate and bringing nets and the Yankees.
I'm I wake up and go to sleep like, Yo, I didn't do this or we need it.
Um, stressed about the zahn on Moussa nets like what the hell? I'm sorry I had to keep bringing this up.
I can't believe this.
That thio Katie and Kyrie or somewhere like yo, none of these guys drinking red wine.
Just like do what These guys playing so hard Like thes guys are we? Go hard.
These guys are really going hard.
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