Yo, yo, yo, yo, What's up, guys? Your boy, Guillermo, Kiss K.
And of course, everyone knows me and Russell from nothing but Knicks.
What's popping, ladies and gentlemen, How you feeling? Yeah, I'm feeling good, man.
Hopefully you're doing well as well.
Uh, yeah, I'm feeling good, man.
My giants got me in a little bit of pain, but e don't feel pain anymore with the Jets, so it's pure apathy right now.
Man, you got people like your boy Steve Young, who just basically said that, you know, he could teach him, don't how to be a better quarterback.
But I think right now we're taking for Trevor Lawrence.
So unfortunately, we're giving up a good quarterback who I believe is good for the sake of Trevor Lawrence and unknown, even though he's killing at Clemson.
But it is what it is, man.
But yeah, eso just I know we get into some basketball, but are you Are you Are you done with Sam Donald? No, I'm not.
Dunk Donald e like him a lot.
I think he's talented, but, you know, when you look at the Jets and a giant, I mean you have one organization.
The family? Yeah.
I mean, you have a new coach and Joe Matt, Judge.
I mean, I like what you guys doing for Daniel Jones, right? You guys have guys like slating.
You're trying to build the old line.
I know it's gonna take time.
You got Andrew time and she got Hernandez.
I think you have I the Zeitler.
I'm gonna do you guys brought over, But you have the other guard.
I mean, and it's a work in progress, but you actually have approaches trying to game plan around the guy.
On the other hand, you have the Jets who are woefully inept, who have a terrible ownership, who have a coach, that I don't know how he's in business.
It befuddles me how he's still coaching a guy who had Levian.
Bell doesn't want to use them properly.
I want to bring guys like Frank Gore who's 37 years old to be a lead back, because that's what you want to do.
And you have a guy in Sam Donahue instead of throwing vertical, which is a strength you wanna throw side to side and say on fourth and one, he can't audible and in some place he can't audible.
So that's basically I said, Hey, Sim, you're driving a car.
There's a big accident right in front of you.
You can't change direction.
You just got to keep going, because that's what the GPS has.
Just keep going.
I e I hear you, man.
I hear you, Trust me.
New York football is gonna be rough this season, but we know, I guess we're not here to talk football at this point.
But New York New York football is gonna be rough.
Yeah, it's gonna be rough.
So let's get to this article amount touchpoints.
Everybody go visit cluster points.
They have some great articles.
And today we're going to break down the cry baby cry, baby, That is Kevin Durant.
Um, about that and just yet, he can't get It's weird.
I we stopped talking about him, you know, and this guy legit Can't stop talking about it is like we don't even I haven't heard after the initial trade stuff and then some of the stuff he said before Knicks fans, we've moved past Kevin Durant.
You know what it is like the Brooklyn Nets.
You know, they mean very little, at least to me.
And I live right across the street from Brooklyn Nets, and they the years of their they meant very little to me.
Um, you know, how did you feel when the Brooklyn Nets first came to New York? I mean, it didn't really matter to me that much.
I mean, to me, it's it's still it felt the same way when able to New Jersey Nets felt the same way.
You know, everyone said, Well, the next they might take over New York, they could become the spot, this and that and the other thing.
And I was like, It's never gonna happen.
They just don't have.
They just don't They just don't have the history.
And actually, the other day on the show we took, we took a look back at the next and their their record over the last 10 years.
And we looked at the Knicks record over the last 10 years, right? And pretty much the records are identical.
Really, they had over the last 10 years, so I didn't add up the wins and losses, right? But when you look at him, you could tell.
Okay, it's probably about the same over the last 10 years.
It's a matter of fact.
The Knicks had a 54 game, you know, 54 or 54 win season.
Over the last 10 years, they've only had a 49 win season with that been Atkinson year.
Or, uh, that was the year.
No, that was the year when they had Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Joe Johnson, Deron Williams and those guys.
Oh, by the way, the all those guys basically built the Celtics dynasty with that big trade.
But, you know, I exactly you know, it is.
What is the Nets? Basically the Celtics that you see now? Thank the Brooklyn Nets for that, but you know, exactly e you know, way we're in a big argument about it about it, you know, and whether or not, you know, just because Josh, the guy Josh, was on the show, you were saying, Well, the Knicks deserve everything they get in the media and I'm like, Well, what about the next? During the same in the same market? They've had Justus bad of a record.
They've been to the playoffs they've had in the last 10 years.
They've had a winning record three seasons.
The Knicks have had a winning record for three seasons over the last 10 years.
The Nets have been to the playoffs four times in the last 10 years.
The Knicks have been to the playoff playoffs three times in the last 10 years, you know, because the Nets went this season, but for the most part, it's been the same now.
Obviously, they got K D and Kyrie and we'll see how that's gonna work out for.
By the way, that's the previous owner poker off.
I mean, he's had some question.
He has a questionable past.
And yet, you know, people want to kill Dolan and rightfully so in the basketball side.
But I just laugh at how inept the next next organization has been.
I mean, they had a guy in Atkinson that they were building up.
A team was building up.
I know he had his flaws, but, you know, you go after Katie and Kyrie and you threw away anything with regards to chemistry.
Regards to what? You're ready building.
And you, you know, e I mean, we're gonna get into with this.
Katie and Kyrie Touma.
Curiel stars One guy who and Kyrie who left the Celtics and Kemba Walker is not a better player than Kyrie Irving.
But that team is playing way better thing.
They already Kyra into music.
Probably one of the most talented, if not the most, naturally talented.
Not in terms of success but talented guards I've ever seen in my life.
And he couldn't mean Celtics.
You got a guy in Katie who? Let's be honest.
He is a Alfa talent with a beta personality where, you know, he left the situation.
Okay, so you're enough.
He wasn't getting along or, you know, they might say wasn't getting along, But it wasn't assistant fit. He wasn't growing.
He wasn't learning with Russell Westbrook.
It's fair enough.
But then you go over to the Warriors, and we've all heard about the stories where he wanted to hang out with the guys.
And, you know, Steph Curry was like, Well, yeah, I'm just gonna go back home and hang with my family.
You know, after the game, I'm not really gonna go to the club itself.
On He tried to be like he tried to basically, almost like he tried to be like how a Rod was when he joined the Yankees.
He tried to take over the Derek Jeter of that Warriors team and try to make it more so about him.
In a weird sense, and despite the fact that when he was on the court, I mean, he's one.
He was one of most dominant players in probably the most dominant system, and it wasn't enough for him.
He's never satisfied.
And so now we see it.
So I mean, we get to this this article just I know you probably have.
You wanna get on him a little bit.
So as a reader are from clutch points, by the way, everybody go Clutch points.
It starts off with Katie Apparent in a job earning podcast.
Hey, said he was bothered by Knick fans and the media incessantly asking about his plans to free agency during the 18 4019 season.
By the way, I think that happens to every superstar.
I think it happens.
Even B list C list stars was like, Hey, you're in the area where you going? You know, come to the Knicks.
I don't know why it's special, but here's what he said.
What you mean? I'm sorry.
I'm not doing this.
What? What? You mean holy here? I was trying to chill and just play and worry about my season, the Nets forward said when asked about why he feels the need to continuously talk about the Barkers until today via SB Nation.
All the Knicks fans, those Knicks media, They bother me the whole year.
But when it's my time to talk about it, I gotta shut up.
Now, I've been wanting to ask these questions for year.
Now that I'm available, it's a problem.
How do you feel about this? Uh, I just don't I don't get it.
Why? What's the purpose of your with the Nets, right? Why is there any focus on I know people gonna ask him questions.
But why is there any focus on the Knicks at all? You're with the Nets.
You got, you got K D.
You got Steve Nash is your coach.
Why worry about the Knicks? That's why I just don't understand it.
Why worry about the Knicks? Why not just say hey, You know what? I'm with the Nets.
I'm done with the Knicks.
I'm not playing there won't be done with it.
I just don't understand it.
I don't understand it in some.
In some ways, I feel like so maybe maybe he's trying to save face because he hears all the chatter from Knicks fans that he wasn't.
You know he's too soft right to play in New York.
He didn't want the responsibility.
You know, he said himself it I didn't want to be the savior, blah, blah, right? And so Knicks fans coming at him.
So now I think he's maybe he's trying to save face a little bit and somewhere along the line I feel maybe there's something shaking in Brooklyn and he's like, Maybe I made the wrong decision, I don't know, but I'm just saying, Let's let's talk about it, Let's talk.
I mean, I have my pins on that, but a lot of mirror what you just said.
Let's talk about the shaky situation in Brooklyn now.
They just brought in Steve Nash, Katie Kyrie selection, by the way, So basically I don't know, I don't know who the G M is for the Nets right now, but essentially, they're trying their bandwagon to a guy in Kyrie whose material and it was weird, uh, places on drum.
Uh, and you got a guy in Katie who is coming back from an Achilles injury, which is probably one of the toughest used to come back in basketball.
Um, you know, what are your predictions for that team? Because last time I saw it, when they had d.
Angelo who? Joe Harris, Chris Lover? Um, they had Jared Allen.
Um, you know, they were coming as a teen.
Obviously, Stephen Atkinson has had his flaws, but he ran a system, the high picking roses and where is the foundation? So it was waiting for him.
But there's also a system that exploited made guys like Joe Harris money made guys like didn't with the money, who became one of the top pick and roll point guards in the game.
And now you're basically tying your bandwagon of Steve Nash was the first time coach uh, he's a teacher, But let's be honest.
I've never heard about C Nash's aspirations of becoming a coach before, so he's gonna have ah, bunch of players who fit in one system, the acting C system or who did better in that system.
And then you also have guys who, coming in this year, remember that bubble? I can't remember the names, but the Nets actually had a few players I've never heard of.
We're doing relatively well on the bubble, right? And now you have Katie and carry.
So how do you think? Like, what are your predictions for that team in the Eastern Conference? A conference? Yeah, it's It's really hard to say.
I you know about Steve Nash? I think he has a great mind, Right? Wonderful mind for basketball.
But you need more than that to be a coach.
Who knows if he has it right? You've got to be able to tell a player.
No, we're not gonna do this.
We're not gonna do that.
We're gonna do it this way.
That way, right? Can he manage those personalities? And can he be that guy? That's one.
That's one question that I have about Steve Nash over there in Brooklyn.
Um, I'm not sure Kyra is gonna be able to stay healthy for an entire year, you know, and I feel like we see what happened with the Clippers this year, and I could see that same thing happening with the next next year.
No, you know, you know, I mean, it is gonna be the same thing you're bringing into guys that have been played together before.
Personalities, you know, personalities.
They're gonna be different.
Everything changes, right? You're gonna bring those two guys into the locker room, everything's gonna change.
Bring Steve Nash and everything is gonna change.
They gotta find a way to make it work, just like the Clippers.
And you're hearing all this noise come out about Paul, George and all this stuff with the Clippers.
Now you gotta find a way to make it work.
It's not easy to just make it work just because you put talent together.
I agree, you know, And so I'm a little bit iffy about it.
I really am because, Okay, so k d went out of Joe Budden show podcast.
And he's talking about the Knicks.
This, that and the other thing.
But he also brought up that he did not.
He was not the person who wanted to hire Steve Nash.
He brought that up because of course that was out there, right? He said they asked him about it, and he was okay with it.
And so is Kyrie.
Do you know why he said that about Kyrie? Because some reports came out saying that Kyrie was not all on board with Steve Nash.
Now, obviously, these are all rumors that's out there.
But I read I read it somewhere that, you know, maybe Kyra, I think it was in the New York Post that maybe Kyrie was that something came out and said that Kyrie was not, um, either not fully on board or I don't want to say fully on board.
Maybe he was questionable about it.
So is he trying toe put something few cities is so kind is trying to put some of the owners on Katie and Katie is trying to put it on who? Something like that.
It's like it's like I guess Kyrie was just I don't know.
I didn't hear any quotes from Kyrie Just from what I ran.
It said, you know, Kyrie was maybe iffy about Steve Nash on S O k d.
On the Joe button podcast.
You know, he said, No, I'm not the one who hired him basically.
But they asked me about it and I'm good with it.
And so was Kyrie Irving.
So he made sure that put it out there.
That Yes, Kyrie.
Irving was good with it, too.
So I You know, if you don't know if you guys think the Clippers with that I mean people in the Clippers, they don't really talk.
So everything is conjecture here and there.
Heard about Paul George trying to give a rock or a speech after loss and people blew it off.
But Katie's cow is not gonna talk.
Those guys are gonna tell you talking about Brooklyn Nets team.
So I saw when Haiti's complicated, he has to be.
I don't know what what's that described.
Yeah, he's probably the most inspiring I've ever met.
So because he said all the things that I wanna Brooklyn's I read the original quotes, I guess before this job, but things he was like, Oh, I came to Brooklyn because, you know, I want to do my own thing, you know, because you know that part of you know, it's all black, and I'm like, uhh! I lived in that area since I was 12.
Right Next Barclay Center 1 61 South Elliott Place 1 70 South Poland.
I lived there since I was quite what, 10. 12.
That place ain't black.
It is a nice whole foods in.
They've got an apple store there.
They got the Brooklyn Barclays Center.
They move on a bunch of black.
So I'm thinking I'm like, in my head this guy.
I don't know what it is and I wish that coaching because I feel that if you found the right coach who could kind of be a Svengali and speak to his brain and not just Hey, you gotta go toe kind of.
There's something in KD that I don't know what it is that he needs security in, because when you come out, you're talking here and you're being so for things that don't And it's a create drama, like when you're talking about how you feel about Katie.
I meant I meant to make the ****ogy that look Katie reminds me of like the really hot woman who they need attention, but they act like they don't want it way do every.
Like, if there's another pretty woman, inattention, blah blah.
Even though she's the baddest woman there, she's going to do something to try.
All right, I gotta bring it back on me.
And then, like, why you? Why, you is, like, really like Come on.
You so right, Kate, Because you were quiet about okay, you go to Joe Bunting even away.
You could talk about the need to say, Hey, look, you know this.
Let's be honest.
I don't think all those New York writers were just lying and we know lies.
New York writers live.
But when there's a consensus that hey, this guy is gearing up to go to the Knicks or it seems like it, there had to been something there, right? And, of course, New York writers, they make hyper bit.
When you there's something, there's someone be like, all right, this guy is trustworthy, and it's there was chatter.
Then you get hurt, and only Katie has to say, if you want to be honest, this Hey, look, I got hurt coming to New York, you know, the situation is county tenuous.
I wasn't gonna be ableto for my way.
I wanted to, so I didn't wanna have a situation where you know people depend on me to do something and I can't do it, you know, a little bit more low key.
And, you know, hey, Knick fans, Bob and Knick fans would have been like, hey, understood.
Because when it happened, we were, like, Okay, Understood? Like, why did he try to make Knick fans like we are this, like, illogical, delusional, like idiots? No, Katie, you guys understand enough Your thing, man.
So this is This is what was in the publication.
This is what I said.
I said Brooklyn General manager Sean Marks always said that both Durant and Kyrie Irvin would have input in the coaching search and that the former had been a loud voice in the process.
With Nash having been a long time confident of Durant.
There's been a persistent perception that Durant picked his friend while Irving had been somewhat less, then sold on the decision.
So in response to that que de on the job of the podcast.
And first of all, I didn't pick the next coach.
So right there that that that right there peaked my interest right there, or just bring up the bells, he said, First of all.
I didn't pick the next coach.
How about I didn't pick our coach? Right? That's one thing, right? And then, you know, we've got people in place to do that.
I just supported it.
Me and Kyrie said Durant were always on the same page.
He's just a Hooper.
It doesn't matter.
I I feel like there's a little something there.
Who do you Who do you think is gonna be the first person to be like I'm out of here? I think it's gonna be done with you.
Did what he did again when Katie was Kyrie.
Irving was hurt last year.
Did what? He looked really good, That system.
I don't know why stupid Nets games.
But when he was hurt, did what? He was looking very good.
Getting the ball around, pushing the ball around the guys obviously was the pick and roll.
He looked like and emitted to me.
I mean, I know people say, Oh, the remedy is one of these late bloomers who I think that he understands the game of *******.
I know you talked issue about the Knicks, but you probably like to come next now because what's gonna happen in Brooklyn? He would, because I e.
I think he's a guy.
I think that I want to say he's a system guy, but I think he's a guy who appreciates coaching and you're starting to see it.
You know, Billy Donovan just got fired.
You're seeing these coaches get fired, Move to other places.
I think Billy Donovan took a job with Chicago Sun Chicago Bulls, and I think that there's certain players.
Maybe it's starting to come back around to where, you know, coaching is more important to look at the Celtics, uh, heat Siri's to really good coaches and they're fighting.
They're going back and forth because of really good players, but also really a coaching.
So I think that then we might come out.
Hey, I'm tired of this drama because literally all Katie has to say is, you know, it was a group decision, Bob, like there's so many ways to be professional about it and keep things indoor.
But when you act like that, being a hypo, you want the drama, and the bad thing is that he's won a championship already.
So where is the inspiration to try to win because he said you don't wanna be Jordan.
Alright? He doesn't wanna be.
He said something about, like, a goat conversation.
Said something like that.
I don't wanna be the goat. Whatever for enough.
We know you don't wanna be the greatest.
We understand that way. Knew that.
But it's like, what is his inspiration to play, right? Like, what is it? Sorry, what's inspiration to another chip? And to be like All right, this is the legacy.
I can't mobile legacy.
Didn't Woody, if you wanna go to the next if you want to come to this I'm not saying the Knicks are on paper better.
But I tell you, you come and playing Tom Thibodeau system.
I'm just saying, you know that I think that would work.
You know, the Knicks need a lead guard point guard, then when he could work, I don't know how much he gets paid, but he could work.
And I know Keith, you know, keep McPherson from SportsCastr news.
Adam, those guys, the next fans.
So they're probably watching and grit their teeth, and they're gonna have something to say in the chat.
But, you know, that's all right.
I mean, key about hopelessness.
I know you guys on paper love this trade, but you're seeing what Katie has done.
Katie? Yeah, I don't know.
Who is his Fang Ghali's are.
I don't know who is leaders I don't know.
Are the people who is man, I don't know whose people.
Yeah, he's just He's just doing things willy nilly.
And the sad thing about it that in Brooklyn, honestly, I've been to I've been around.
I've never been a no.
I've been in one Brooklyn Nets game, but I've never When I go around and there's no heart, there's no passion to it.
So the only time Katie really gets attention is when he's talking about Knicks fans or next period.
I've never heard I have yet to see ah, fervor of Net fans.
Even in that area, there are more people who go to Ivan.
Tude are Sergio Romano, remember? What? That guy's name, Sir Santos Romero concerts Just to be because the next playoff games like e.
I, uh, something in him mentally that is that he hasn't Hey, just can't get over.
And he would mean he would be better off with a Popovich.
He'll be better off with.
Maybe even the heat where he could have a Pat Riley kind of be like, Hey, calm him down.
Get him in a environment where it's just a system.
He doesn't have to worry about trying to be this or that Or, you know, I mean, somebody to help him because I don't know if Katie can't play this year, Okay, But like this, Katie can't play this year.
The first half of the year Kyrie so called Lena team.
And they have enough time where they could be good to eat, Right? Katie comes in mid year.
Can't you see that blown up? I'm big time.
I could see it blowing up big time, big time.
So it Z, I'm Listen, you know, obviously, as the Knicks fan all the net fans out there, we know you know, the Nets are better than the Knicks.
Supposed to be better than the Knicks, But on paper, right on paper, they're supposed to be better better than the next.
But I'm just wait, I'm I'm waiting for the building to crumble.
You could've building a crumble.
You know what we've crumbled that we've got to rebuild.
I'm waiting for you guys building the crumble because I think is gonna happen.
It's hard for me to see it working and what the Knicks are building up.
I want every Nick hater to put the same vitriol.
You're putting the Knicks when you put it because what I have to give Leon Roses credit.
I was skeptical.
Now, of course, we could be losing.
I'll be I screwed.
But I was skeptical because agent coming in trying to be the GM or the head of basket operations.
It scares me, but he's hired the right people.
Oh, it seems like hire the right people.
He's hired developmental people.
He's hired, uh, personnel guys.
You can try to bring some creative stuff like that.
But yes, Tom Thibodeau, that the tactician.
And he has Mike Woodson, Who's the character guy whose emotional guy that kind of you know.
So I'm just saying all what the Nets of doing.
I hope you guys have put the same vitriol on them that you're putting the Knicks.
But, you know, I guess that set up with the Katie stuff because Katie is not that interesting, but how do you s so far? You know what has been interesting? Miami is e.
I mean, they just I love watching him play Same here.
I love everything that they're doing.
Although, you know, I like watching Boston play, too, because I like all the young pieces that they have.
I love all the young pieces they have.
Um, but there's just something about Miami and the determination and the will that they play with that is just different.
And the defense is it's just it's just ridiculous.
The defense is just ridiculous.
Um, and, you know, playing in the bubble, man.
Those role players from the superstar teams, you know, you don't know what they really are, You know, at home they could play well, when they're away.
They don't play well.
Well, when you're in a bubble, you're away all the time, so you don't know who's going to step up.
It's such a different atmosphere is like a au atmosphere right there, all in one hotel.
So they come across each other and all of a sudden personalities air different.
Because you see each other in the hallway, you see each other at breakfast.
I know you've probably seen the thing on Instagram when, after Donovan Mitchell dropped 55 then Jamal Murray seen them eating breakfast, right? You know, he's like, Look who I got it.
Look who I got to see, You know? I mean, it makes it that makes it different.
And so people who are maybe a little bit softer, they may not be softer when they're just with their team in their group of people.
But now, there, with this everybody in this bubble, you know, they may melt a little bit under the pressure And then, of course, being away from their families and it just locked in in this place, it's a little bit different.
So I think we're seeing that Belgium, at least with at least, you know, with Miami Denver.
I don't know how much you know.
Is it a surprise that they're in the Western Conference finals? I think everybody expected the Clippers to be there, but Denver was good all season.
That was good all season.
They were really, really good all season long.
As a matter of fact, I don't remember.
You know, I guess I could go back and look at it.
But when the season ended, I think they were second in the West.
There may have been second in the West Wing this season, and and I'm not sure, but they were always in the top three, at the very least, you know? So for them to beat the Yeah, so I mean, for them to beat the Clippers, Obviously they were down 3 to 1.
Mhm, right, But, you know, coming in.
Like like they said also, you know, all season long, they didn't come into the season thinking that they were just gonna be a second round exit.
They came in with championship aspirations.
Although they, you know, under the radar, they came in with championship aspirations.
Eso you know, I don't know if it's as much of a surprise as people might think it is, but because, you know, the Clippers got Kawai and Paul George then you know, and they had all the height coming in, You know, it seems like a surprise.
Someone someone made a point I believe is on Twitter.
I can't remember who said it, but they said the clippers prepared for the Lakers.
The Nuggets prepared for the playoffs.
And, yeah, this is Hey, man.
Well, one guy was unsung hero eyes Gary Harris, whose comeback was played really good defense.
M P J played really good defense in Game six, Game five game for Game five, Game six.
I want to say against the Clippers.
And then I've been playing guys like Bobo. They are.
They are stacked now.
Obviously, it was more of a two men game last game where Jamal Murray and Yokich yogis by away who I'm going to say.
I don't care what gets at me.
He's the best center MBA and I'm not saying this.
I think he has the he has.
He has almost close to an unstoppable shot where that little is not Dirk Nowitzki.
90 degree angle shot, whatever.
But he literally It's one of the most unstoppable shots I've seen, where he kind of like leans back on 1 ft and, like, loops it in the air.
And it's I don't know what the percentages in terms of most towns, I said No.
I mean, obviously could say a dance of eighties.
I think it's probably the most explosive um, but in terms of a guy, because I I think of centers in the old school fashion.
And the Lakers played with, like, 80 and Dwight.
So they play like, two centers they called white afore.
I mean, uh, 84 but you kiss to me.
I mean, in the post, the three point shot, everything is lacking his defense.
So if you wanna put 80 over him, fair enough.
But what I'm seeing from the Nuggets, I mean, uh, Jamal Murray is slowly edging into elite scorer range.
Now, I don't think he gets the calls like, say, a hardened does.
I don't think he's the most explosive, but you know, when he's on and I wanna say when he's on because he's not gonna say streaky.
But he I was like, Okay, he's shooting okay.
Should probably both forties from the field.
And then he has a 57 point type of I'm going against Donovan Mitchell.
Game six against Utah.
I can kill you, and then a little bit below that.
Hey, I got put up 30 each night.
You know, in these tough games, um, I think with the Lakers, though, and I have to shout out to I don't know who is doing it with his vocal kid And this where coaching comes in.
You know, we talk about these players.
The Lakers played excellent.
It changes from, like a two or three man zone.
Or, uh, two or three men look up top where I played against the Blazers.
They use it where against, uh, Dame Lillard and McCollum.
But they just basically attack those guys very early on.
So to stop them from shoe knows deep threes again.
A rhythm, uh, against the against the rock.
When they played against James Harden, they would wait to because, you know, sometimes you know James Harden and Westbrook, especially out on the perimeter, it is laying the shot clock.
Sometimes you just keep dribbling and you know, Harden likes to dribble dribble.
So what they do is that even the hardened broke it a few times in Game one.
But they will send the guys early at him to stop the dream because they know that basically, it's like it Z pickup basketball with rockets.
They don't really even run high pick and roll like that.
Just because they don't have a cappella, they have freaking p. J.
I've seen him run against the Nuggets, a swell to and his mission nuggets and shoot too well from the three last game.
I forgot the shot in the field.
The Lakers shot 48 44 45 from the field.
I think 36% from three.
So to me, I want to see the game plan that the Nuggets have because obviously they aren't the greatest defensive team.
But I've seen guys like against the Clippers.
They turned M P J Gary Harris.
They turn it on.
You know you have to disrupt Dwight Howard from the post.
You have to disrupt them in the mid range, do that.
It throws everybody off rhythm because LeBron James always likes to.
When he drives the Basque, especially the pick and roll.
He likes a D in the pick and roll, but he also likes the deep that you have to kind of a for a D, and so that kind of takes attention off of the middle from wherever 80 is, and he could better serve the perimeter.
That's why he said that one game where it was like Caruso, Danny Green KCP behind the always big shots because sometimes the Nuggets defense when you see him trying to run back is like they have to count for a D.
So if you could destroy 80 off his game and allow the game to be played a little bit more honest, I could play off a little on the perimeter, stop these role players and forced LeBron James to shoot.
I don't know why they don't do that enough.
I think you gotta Siri's obviously last game. Nuggets one.
But they should have.
They could have won.
The Nuggets lost.
They could have won that game. They could have.
Yeah, they could have won it, I think because that's what the Lakers have done, right.
Try to trap the guards, get the ball out of guards hand because they played two teams that are guard oriented, Uh, on, you know, still playing that that zone type of defense up top 23 I don't wanna say 23 but, um, you know, three man, front to man front, whatever.
They decide whatever they need to.
But I think if the Nuggets, because what that's doing is it's taking away the ability you've seen in against the Clippers that Jamal Murray and the Joker could run that screen and roll and you get and you get the Joker with that ball at the foul line and he knows where all of his yeah, he knows all of his options are that trapping a little bit of zone up top takes away the ability to run that screen and roll just to take it fully away.
But it makes it very, very tough, especially if you're playing against, ah, good defensive team.
Maybe they could try to get the ball thio to the Joker in the middle early before that trap me becomes, get it to him in the middle, right, and then make the defense had to collapse on him.
And then he can find the shooters out there.
You know, something like that.
You know, um, you know and, you know, pull pull Anthony Davis outside the lane.
If if you know, and then get some colors flashing, M p J.
You know, flash into the basket, they're gonna have to find a way to break their Laker defense because it is is tough.
That Laker defense is tough man, and I didn't think the Lakers would have.
I didn't get to have the depth to be able to play like I'm impressed, man.
If people don't think coaching is back, people don't think coaching is important.
I mean, you see the tactics, that and just to go, I guess the other side to the Eastern Conference.
You know, I'm loving.
First of all, we talked about the heat, the reason why I love the heat so much, or I'm gonna say I love the heat. I take that back.
I love what they're doing it because Pat Riley category I don't care what No one says Pat Riley.
We could talk about RC Buford.
We could talk about Red all back.
Back in the day, we could talk about all these GM Pat Riley is one of the greatest vast sports minds.
Yeah, in all sports.
I don't know about Bill Belgium bat Pat Riley.
I mean, I don't wanna talk about the Lakers and Knicks.
We could talk about that stuff you're talking about, just the heat.
If you think about the 2006 championship season, then you think about the 12,011 season and understanding.
So they had Bosch, LeBron Wade.
But they also lost against the Mavericks.
So it's not as if they didn't need coaching.
They needed coaching.
They needed some type of development.
You talk about this team right now? Pat Riley has found ways to reinvent his teams each and every time.
Like we could talk about some of the old guys, older guys who just their rigid.
They play one system.
Larry Brown loves his veterans.
He's never gonna change from that, you know? I mean, power is taken over.
That Pat Riley wants is you gotta be in tip top condition and you gotta be able to have the endurance and stamina to play all four.
Even though you don't, you won't do it.
But you have to be able to be on the court and not be huffing and puffing because we want to be aggressive at very least on defense.
And you see it like you said.
I mean, we could talk about band, but you know, when you look at that team, I mean tie heroes and playing better defense.
Even though Duncan Robinson been getting burned here and there.
But Butler obviously, And they have the perfect system.
For Butler, who is basically a voice for Spoelstra, who's a voice for parolee, was a voice for the owner.
That's a beautiful synergy down alliance, basically the philosophy on the court.
And he's a talented player, and he has dipped his stats.
He is the anti Westbrook, where he has dipped his stats.
That made guys better.
How Maney seen Jimmy Butler's dribbling slowly and the Celtics are playing off of him because it was like, We know you're gonna try to pass it Obama Tyler on the on the outskirts and I've seen them when they played off.
But yeah, like, just easy layup because it's just like all right, they play.
They were so scared to be all right.
We know that he's thinking on a 34 dimensional level.
Well, he's just waiting to be just collapsed on him, and he passed somebody else.
And then on the flip side, Brad Stevens.
Say what you want.
Brad Stevens came in.
I mean, Gordon Hayward came the last game.
I mean, do you didn't look too bad, but the way he's coached up that team.
Hey, when they changed it, I believe it was game.
It was a 21 right? So it's Game three.
They literally Jalen Brown was under using game, too, despite the fact that every time went to the basket, was gonna foul.
And so they changed.
Hey, take the ball out of what seems hands a little bit more, a little bit.
Take it out, get it.
Will be in his hand a little bit less.
Tatum putting Jalen Brownson.
Jalen Brown had 20 some points, but 10 for 14 from the field.
And it's like you and Marcus Smart was no one talked about This guy has been facilitated.
Playing does everything, but he's been doing Everybody wants that.
Want to get rid of Frank? Just remember, you want to pay for God e just developed a guy we have now, no doubt about it, because Marcus Smart is Marcus Smart does everything He is the heart and soul.
I mean, he he pushes, he pushes that team forward.
He pushes that team forward no matter what.
Um, but back toe Miami.
I'm gonna tell you what I really like.
What? Pat Riley.
He never second guessed Erik Spoelstra Spoelstra.
However, Spoelstra, he never second guessed him.
Never second guessed him right when LeBron and then guys came there.
People were like, Can he coached them? That was the question.
Can you coach them? And how long is it gonna be before Pat Riley comes down and coaches those guys? Pat Riley said I'm not coaching them.
Spoelstra is gonna coach, right? And he coached him to win two championships.
Obviously they take a dip.
They're not as good easily.
It could have been like, Okay.
Is it time for a new coach yet? Is it time to bring in someone else? Nope.
I'm sticking with Spoelstra.
He knows what I want and now look where they are.
And I mean, he's been there for how long He's been the coach.
For how long? Yeah, to 10 years.
Orm Or 10? 12 years.
I really moved up.
Apparently left? Yeah, Yeah, might be eso.
He's got the second the second longest tenured coach in the NBA, right behind Greg Popovich.
Which might be might be.
Yeah, Maybe it might be, you know, and you know, through all the questions about can Spoelstra coach this guy.
That guy and that guy, Parallel said I made my choice, and I'm sticking with it.
Yep, there they go.
You know what I mean? LeBron screamed on him.
I remember that.
And parolee was not with that.
So Azaz evil as it sounds, I'm hoping that the Heat win the championship on Lee to reverse the equilibrium where coaches are again.
Because I'm tired of the articles that come out where a superstar leaves a team or sorry, a superstar doesn't can't get it done or they get trade or whatever.
And I've seen articles where now they're blaming D'Antoni for heart and lack of development.
I've seen articles before when they're blaming Billy Donovan for Westbrook's lack of development.
I'm like these guys are basically they knew they were superstars, and they use that leverage to basically say I want to do whatever I want to do because Donovan when Westbrook left, okay, see, even though Billy Donovan left or you got fired, whatever.
That team looked a lot different with poor, uh, CP three, uh, and that had a 4% chance to get to the playoffs.
And they were right there to get to the next level again, coaching when it look, the NBA contracts and that self, I'm all for the players, getting as much from the networks and getting what they're just do.
I want these guys to be rich.
I wanted not rich, but I want to be wealthy.
But when you take the coaching out of basketball and you're talking about guys who are yes, there, naturally talented.
But basketball is not just about you being natural, talented, unless you get five all stars just planning a team all the time.
And even then you you still might lose what I mean.
So I'm just hoping that the Heat win.
So it's like, All right, let's try to reverse this trend where we have that synergy.
So, ah, guy like Tom Thibodeau, you know, if he's with the Knicks, maybe he's get up to 30 maybe later.
High thirties, forties, whatever.
And we give him a little bit more confidence.
Dolan doesn't just come in and say, All right, there's a new shiny toy coach out there from college. Whatever.
Let me just bring it up because a lot of stuff I mean chemistry.
We don't know how certain coaches.
Sometimes that voice all right, we know that he's gonna be here, right? He's not going anywhere, so I can act out.
I can't play the way I want to.
I gotta fall in line or I gotta get out.
That's like I'm hoping as disgusting as a sound Look, I hate P. J. Armstrong.
I hate Clarence Weathers****.
I think he's on that team.
I hate Alonzo Mourning.
I hate all the heat.
But if they win this championship, No.
E yeah, I get it.
And look, when Pat Riley when Pat Riley, when you brought up when LeBron James, you know, did this little bumping thing with Erik Spoelstra and all that kind of stuff, right? And LeBron wanted to have his way in Miami and all of this.
And when Pat Riley he stood his ground right, he stood his ground.
No, this is not happening.
You're not having these people on the plane and doing this and doing that.
You know, I'm not firing Spoelstra because you don't like them or whatever it is.
LeBron goes back to Cleveland, But what Pat Riley did is set up the same type of thing that Bill Belichick and then got in New England.
This is what we dio.
You either gonna come here and get with this.
You're not gonna dictate anything.
I don't care what level of star you are.
You get the biggest star in the N B A.
Did not come here and dictate anything.
You gonna come here and dictate anything? Like you said, People fall in line.
Yeah, it was my dogs in the background, but, uh, he said people fall in line, and they I agree.
I, uh communities.
But who do you have tonight? So you have the Lakers playing the Nuggets? Who do you got? You think the nuggets? Ah, shell shocked from that absurd.
You know, it's it's tough because the nuggets have always responded, but I feel like the Nuggets have always responded and they know if they go down 30 it's over.
It's gonna be almost impossible for them to win fourth Street winning three straight when in four straight is gonna be almost impossible with LeBron on the team.
I kind of feel like the Lakers were going to get it, though I feel like that game was the one for the Nuggets to get that game to keep themselves in it.
Um, I feel like now the Lakers are gonna come out and, like, you know what? We almost gave one away.
We almost like this Seriously tied 1 to 1.
This is our chance to put this syriza way.
And I feel like they're going to go up 30 tonight.
I can't e feel Yokich has a weird resolved.
I mean, he had that last tipping layup that No, it was a second.
It was like two shots before, but the ones I think it was, put him up by one before.
Then he made the other something about Yokich.
Man is a calm reserve about him that, like it's just like it's just, you know, I mean, like, I've seen the King's 2000 and two, you know, wants to the leaders, even though they still play the Game seven by remember shocks.
You said he looked at them.
He was like you lined up when he was like, they didn't want to even look at him.
He's like, Yo, we got him.
I don't feel the same about about these notices.
It's like it's almost at the Nuggets.
Brains like, Yo, what do we have to lose like we they I feel like I understand you're coming from right where sometimes you could be shell shocked. Like the Clippers.
I think once the Clippers, when it got 33 and I wasn't working, I think it was like All right, way might be down.
We can't wait this the Nuggets.
I just feel like you got a bunch of young demons who just like screw it.
I don't give a **** about the Lakers.
They won that last game off luck.
We could We could beat this team even at their quote unquote best, because they didn't have a pretty good game.
So I'm going for the Nuggets.
Maybe it's just my bias.
I just I don't want to hear about LeBron trying to create himself to Jordan.
If he wins, this one bubble ra***e can be a But I'm going for the Nuggets.
E mean, I'm going for the night.
I want the Nuggets toe win e.
I want the Nuggets toe win.
I'm just not sure I want him to win.
I'm just I'm just not sure, Man, I feel like because Rondo is playing great in the playoffs.
Rondo is hitting, you know? And I feel like they had so much they have so much between LeBron um um I can't think of his name.
But shooter Danny Green between LeBron Danny Green Rondo.
They have a lot of experience being in playoff situations, and I just feel like they know, like, this is our chance.
Teoh, right? Our ticket to the finals, you know? So I want the Nuggets to win.
I want the Nuggets to win.
I just think it's gonna be, you know, it's gonna be I wouldn't be surprised.
You know, I hate to say I don't want to say I wouldn't be surprised if the Lakers and winning by double digits.
Uh, Come on, Come on, come on.
Let's not do that, man, please.
I've been depressed with my jets.
I don't need I need something to be good in the sports world.
My Mets are making the playoffs.
I just need something to make me happy.
Do you have any parting words as we get out of here? Oh, man.
Um not really enjoy? Not really.
I mean, the Knicks are The Knicks aren't there? So enjoy, You know, just enjoy.
Enjoy the game tonight.
Uh, because, you know, soon is gonna be the NBA Finals.
NBC is gonna be over.
We're gonna be into the off season, and, you know, there's gonna be crazy rumors and all that stuff going around, so I just want to kind of enjoy the playoffs.
Have been very, very entertaining.
I think it's been one of the more entertaining playoffs, probably in years.
One of the more entertaining playoffs in years.
Right? Eso I'm really enjoying it, Really enjoying it.
And then, you know, we'll see what's gonna come off.
Everything else that's going down.
Chris, By the way, there was an article I just read.
Read a headline.
I don't know where it came from.
I read the headline that Yana said that he wants to play with Chris.
Paul? Yeah, so yeah, honest.
Wanna needs to work on the shooting.
I mean, way we could talk about another thing, but again, you know, this is ah, great.
Collab, man, go check out clutch points.
The article Katie e forgot the articles called is, uh, sorry.
Let me just read it.
It's Nets star Kevin Durant slams Knicks fans.
Media bother him all year, so get go check that out.
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