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But a little Max Sports headlines, everybody.
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Now, um and I mean what a playoffs it's been John, Um, here we are.
We've had a great couple of days with content with connections.
We have enough to make.
So, Sean, you want to take a lead on that? Yeah.
So, like Warner just brilliantly said, uh, it's been a great past couple of days in, you know, I just want to say, First off, we are now officially partnered with Cross or 3 65 So this episode and every episode going forward is now powered by crossover media.
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So we really appreciate that.
But like Warner said, there's been a Caray playoffs and let's get right into it.
But first, before we talk about class, a more of a serious note, um, so has been an outrage from players all across the league.
Have basically been like demanding justice for Jacob Blake, who was shot seven times by, um, five police officer in a suburb of Milwaukee.
And like, you have guys like LeBron James tweeting out saying, you all wonder why we say what we say about police.
Someone please tell me what this is exactly.
Another black man being targeted.
This explosive is so wrong in so sad.
Feel so sorry for him, his family and our people.
We want justice.
Donovan Mitchell, who beat us, had not lost a lick of basketball.
And I see what you're talking about.
Now that's my blurriness.
Um, no, I have not watched any basketball do***ents.
You got 57 in game one.
He dropped 51 less was left night Saturday night.
Right? You started or Sunday Sunday and and he said, We demand justice is crazy.
I don't have any words, But what the f man? This is why we don't feel safe.
And he went to the University of Louisville cities relatively close, like the Briana Taylor situation who still has to receive justice as well.
So and this is why you're seeing guys like the White Howard and others who were really questioning whether or not they should come and play in the bubble because they thought the, um, that this was more important in man is looking through all of the outrage.
Bradley Beal already mentioned Donovan Mitchell and a Jae Crowder, right? Who's on the Miami Heat team that you don't like about this? A little bit of you and I both feel kidding.
Severely challenged the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round, if not possibly be them, especially late guys like Chris Military playing right now.
So I think you know that the man's justice right, and it is rather frustrating.
But I love that the fact that the players are using their platforms.
So, you know, container rates and wearing this for this.
And, um, I hope that they could seem to do that. I know that.
Continue to do that as well.
Yeah, most definitely.
Um, this is a very, very, I think, important year for for the country as a whole.
Culture, politics and are right now we've got one of the worst times of racial tension, I think, since probably the civil rights movement in sixties and Martin Luther King Jr.
And we've also got an election coming up this year for for the president of the United States.
And you know, I think you know, none of this is gonna be fixed.
The pandemic or racial tensions for just the Brokenness across this country is gonna be fixed with a stabbing fingers like that, with, with somebody announcing, um, the president come, come February.
Um, but I think it is going through.
It's it's going to help you if you want to see change in this country.
In the climate of this country, you've got a vote whether it's down to a level state level or the national level, with with senators and and mayors and even sheriffs you can elect sheriff's, um, and they're usually the sheriffs are like running unopposed because their severe lack of interest go look and see who's on your next ballot.
Research them. No.
You want to vote for who holds your moral values and vote for that mayor or the president of the United States, and you will gradually start to see that sort of change.
Um, that's you that you look forward to, um, waking up every morning.
Yeah, that that should never be a concern.
Like wondering if you wake up and then you walk outside your door and something tragic could potentially happen.
Teoh that you should never have to worry about that.
And that's the fear that a lot of people have to go through, Unfortunately, and, um, yeah, it's a very sensitive talk.
It's a very sensitive subject, but it's one that, uh, needs to be discussed.
So yeah, uh, Ellen's get into more lighter subjects if that's a good transition.
Um, so the MBA is back tonight and we got a couple of got a pair of game fives on tap.
First off before we get into what? No, Kristen presenting is again for game five.
But the dot dot Mitchell's on its here.
They play the Nuggets tonight.
They mean there.
I think, the Jazz I had the Jazz win the series from the Star.
I didn't think it would be like this.
Like, my gosh, um, let's talk about the maps.
Is this a must win game for the Los Angeles Clippers? Definitely.
Um, if Chris asked for Zynga's is out and you lose to the Mavericks.
Seem who have already said is thin when it comes to death on the roster.
And they're losing their second there, the second most important person on their team.
He did for the game for either that yacht.
The guy who who's your second best score? The guy who can protect the room for you.
He's 7 ft three.
He is a unicorn, intense.
The nickname, um, and if you lose, Teoh them without Chris stops again and go down 32 and then Kristaps might maybe coming back for Game six.
That's, um, that's unaccepted for the Clippers, and and I think if the Clippers lose this series, if the Clippers don't make the Western Conference finals, it's gonna be disappointment.
But if they lose this series to 1/7 seed Mavericks, No.
We grew to all the ****ects or one of the best offense in the league.
The not a great, great defensive team.
Their star is not a great defender and they miss their second best.
That's that's like the Lakers missing a B for two games and then beating like the rock of the Warrior superteam went back with Kevin Durant and the Splash Brothers.
So, uh, I think it's it's a next ordinary important game for the Clippers.
And if they don't win this game, I think the Mavericks, but with Siris in either six years that this is a must win game for the Los Angeles Clippers.
And here's why the Mavericks went.
I think they're winning games.
I think, CO I will do something ridiculous and crazy, and they managed to win Game six, right? But Dallas has that that by right that you know, we're not scare.
We're not backing down from the other.
They don't fear the Clippers, okay, if and when I say in our group text yesterday about Luke and 80 Luca is in attack mode, always and well Ucat here? 43 Was it 16 and 13 and out? Oh, I was questioning them in the clutch a lot.
You were You very much were.
Words right there.
Because I think about the gravity of that shot over there.
Not winning three straight against the Clippers.
Right? The heat hit that Cheshire.
Especially with Chris as being out, then for game, right? He misses that shot.
I mean, he makes that shot instead.
Have anyone Three street you can figuratively speaking.
Skip game one through four.
Just, like have short term memory loss. Don't remember those games.
You go in the minds it up.
Okay, Gotta win.
Two out of three.
Two other three.
We And technically, they did that already.
They went in one game to lost game 31 day before they do that one more time in Lucca.
It was a good transition.
Our next topic and I introduced this one.
Ando is Luca top I player in the league right now.
The answer is no.
Let's just stop, okay? I love sports.
I love what I do, right? Obviously.
And very passionate love what I do, right.
But if there's anything that I hate about sports.
Is there recency? Bias is such a big factor is ridiculous.
Like, for example, Steph, Step is out, right? He hasn't played very much this year, and Dame is going nuts.
Or at least in playing is he was he was going nuts about like, Oh, it's gained.
The best point guard in the league is Dame.
A better shoot is definitely what you Oh, I want to say thank you so, so put up.
It'll put a little hold on this conversation.
We're having that right, and we're thinking steps out.
Therefore, these guys have got a better.
What happened when LeBron missed the playoffs last year? That's what led by the way, Why run leverage? 28 88 Go ahead.
You think? Still, I was 28 um, not trying to direct the question away from direct the conversation away from Steph Curry and who could being top five? But recency bias is is a real thing.
I mean, LeBron lost his is kind of seat on the throne of the NBA last year because the Lakers missed the playoffs and because he went down with his first real injury of his career.
Um, and now that he's back and he's trying to reclaim that But there's a lot of Johannes and Kawai.
Truth is out there that are saying, Well, no, cause, um, Laurent's too old, he's washed up.
They didn't even make the playoffs last year.
They needed Anthony Davis to come in to be good.
And, um, I think that's just a non for your statement.
Um, it we can go to that more depth later.
But the same thing for Steph and the Warriors, you know, words are gonna be a very, very scary team.
They have the number two overall pick, just the magic.
If they got James Wiseman with that number to pick, they would have Steph, Clay and Draymond.
And then all three of them were pregnant in actually wicked and seem almost Yeah, I'm going to say this now, right? Andrew Williams.
They have a breakout you next year.
He doesn't have one this year.
I mean, he was down the stretch.
He's gonna be the Harrison Barnes before he would smoke before you went to Dallas is gonna be that guy.
It just plays his role, and we'll get you a 20 night.
What when he needs to? And then, if you were to leave, will be a scrub again.
Look, that's my biggest needs, Toby, right? Since that's the back walls and pulls about.
Think about Draymond Green in his stellar defensive self and his undersized but still able to get rebounds.
The passing ability he has, the leadership he has with Steph and Clay on the offensive side step with the dribble on.
Both of them was shooting in leadership, molding this young raw product and James Wiseman up.
So when these guys age out of the NBA's, which there they are on their way, they're all getting older up there in age, especially German and Steph, molding him to be kind of the second, the revival and the continued greatness of the Warriors organization.
That is a scary thought that you Yeah, and that's like the step in Dame.
Think, let's compare.
Let's take the rings out of it.
Right view caught the rings.
It's step and it's not close, but let's take the rings out right.
Who's a better shooter? Steps too great a shooter of all time.
So here he already wins that.
Who's a better defender step because he smart, smarter defensively, like step is it of scrub anymore.
Defensively, he'll never get all defensive team, but he's weighed martyr and, like he uses that to his event, Do you think Damien will has ever been considered a defensive liability? I've never been a what, and I Yeah, well, I mean, when he's going like LeBron or in three Davis yet, But but But my point is, and and then bigger I take step in terms of playmaking ability and then you want is not by a love.
I take step in terms of playmaking ability.
And then if it's a real, real, real close and then you want to say, OK, clutch.
Let's give it to date, but really quickly after a game for clutch there but definitely flushed boys per day.
Take out the 2014 Siri's ending shot against Houston and last year, shot against O. K. C.
Is it like this, or is it like this? You can't You can't do that cause step in this we not come up.
Well, then, when I can think of is doing Thank you. Thanks.
Well, im excluding the range.
I personally don't think that rings have a whole lot to do.
They have a part in the great small timer, the best between these two players to think.
But I don't think there is like the deciding factor.
Brain has six rings.
Therefore, he's definitively better robber.
Great quarterbacks Dan Marino Uh, per se.
But, um active the seven day today I think you could say name is considerably clutch, er the more clutch than Steph Curry.
Steph has continuously not come up in the big moments.
And while he is getting better, that look at last year's playoffs and last year Dame was still better than him.
Even if you take out those two shots, which I don't think you can because yeah, I mean, that's taking out.
I mean, that same take out Ray Allen shot in the finals against the Spurs.
Well, then the Spurs win that series, so you can't really just take out a shot just to help you.
All I'm saying is is all right.
All I'm saying this is this right recently by should not play that much into, in effect, right to the fact that we're just pretending that stepping curry is not that, dude, Because let me let me tell you something.
There is a reason why I said step was that over to start EVP this year? There is a reason why.
Okay, and and what makes it so much and more impressive? And what separates him from Harden Step will get 40 without juggling the ball at 15 but he's also he can do it driven, but he's way, way more consistent, higher percentage guy.
He doesn't have to take 25 30 shots to get you 40.
You can take 15 to 20 shots and just nail bar Now, um, and get you 40 that way.
Um, so let's talk about playoff P.
What's all George? Who may know, man.
So here's your top five loop.
Is not it? In order from 5 to 1 or 125? I don't mind right now, right now, including the playoffs, but that should not tarnish anybody else.
If they did not make the playoffs, they've Lucas.
Wait, you're breaking up.
You're breaking up a little bit, but you're breaking up a little bit.
But I think I got the gist of what your of what you wanted to say when you were on, like, a three second delay from the aliens through.
Hold on. Wait. I'm sorry.
You're still leg and go ahead.
Go ahead, everyone.
Go ahead and all right.
You know, I'm just gonna talk because it's lagging, so I'm just going to talk top five.
Um, Right now, um, you have LeBron fresh this.
Okay, now my I think is go ahead.
OK, whatever you like.
Like, 15 seconds.
All right, LeBron.
So I I think gotta have, uh, Yonas has to be in there.
Unfortunately, um, throw in.
I still used to gotta put Katie in there.
Um, and, uh, Steph, I'm sorry.
Step and then, like 68 or 69.
You looking at Lucca hardened Etienne Dane.
Any any order? I don't care.
That's probably 69.
Okay, I would only have one again.
I would have one slight change in my I've Anthony Davis, number four.
Staff number three.
Honest number two. Quiet.
Number one, LeBron, I think.
Yeah, I know your candy truther.
And you think this is a 69? Probably right now.
I think hardens deserves some credit.
And I think he deserves to be number six.
Um, I think for number seven, you gotta put, um, whom I miss in game Luca in 80 I think.
Seven im a player.
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