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We're going to discuss the NBA Finals, which I'm covering tonight.
We're also gonna cover some stuff with the Knicks.
We're gonna cover some stuff that Scottie Pippen said.
Talk about this LeBron go conversation.
What? I mean, so again, I'm just waiting for him right now.
Hey, should be in any minute, but yeah, we're going to get started.
Should be a good night tonight, because got lost up to talk about basketball.
Were world can talk.
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What up? What up, Sim? Going? How you feeling? E got some stuff to talk about tonight.
And, of course, tonight.
A game one of the finals between the Heat and the Lakers.
You know, obviously Lakers beating the Nuggets.
I believe that. Game five.
Was it on the beating? The Celtics, I believe in game five as well.
You have two teams with two different styles thing.
This is, uh, Siri's.
Everybody wants to see LeBron James B established as a so called goat, which, of course, we know that would never happen.
But, you know, let's get to how do you feel about these finals tonight? Uh, you know, um, I'm excited for I'll tell you that.
You know, I think it's gonna be a great Siri's.
Um, you know, you got the whole storyline.
LeBron James, Erik Spoelstra, Miami Heat.
All of that stuff not exposed, but Miami heat.
Uh, Erik Spoelstra should know his strengths and his weaknesses.
obviously has been years, but still he should know.
Ah, lot off his strength, LeBron.
Strengths and weaknesses.
Um, you got Miami.
I mean, the the two teams on the opposite end, right? You got Miami is a team oriented starless e mean Jimmy Butler's a star, but he's not a LeBron and a d type of star, right? Uh, and I'm not speaking as faras play.
I'm speaking as faras like name recognition and popularity and that kind of stuff.
Right? So you got a team oriented starless team in Miami, and then you have the star studded team in L.
A. Right. LeBron James a d.
Uh, even Dwight Howard used to be a star.
You know what I'm saying? Um, you know.
So you got two teams that you know, kind of got there doing it very different ways, right? L a put a team together like LeBron does put the team together to get to the championship.
Miami, you know, kind of built this team.
It, you know, built, built this team through through through the draft through free agency.
Uh, and you know, you got this.
You know, Erik Spoelstra has been with Miami since who knows how long, 12 13 years, whatever it was, maybe longer, I don't know.
And well, he's been with Miami since he's been a video agua for right since he's been a video guy breaking down video.
And then you got, uh, the Lakers who knew Coach, new assistant coaches, new GM, you know, for two years or something like that.
So you know, you got the battle of the 2 to 2 different, totally different style of teams, and they were built in different ways.
Um, I think it's gonna be a great Siri's, though I think it's gonna be interesting series because they have two different styles of play.
Um, see, the Lakers.
They love the LeBron James of love Top passive guys in perimeter.
And the last series you saw guys step up in a big way.
Um, you saw, you know, Rondo stepped up huge.
Hey was making fairies in the last game playing great defense.
Um, Kyle Kuzma was hit and miss in some games.
A D obviously went off.
And so if it's not the high pick and roll, they have the shooters and Danny Green.
KCP has probably been I don't call unsung hero.
But, you know, he's a guy that, you know, people haven't really given enough credit to.
Um And then on the flip side, uh, you know, you got a team in the Miami keep who they could play in a myriad of ways You obviously don't have the size of the Lakers have.
But you know, you have a guy who they're making important part of team and Duncan Robinson.
You know, he loves that little slide off that slide off kind of pass picked, played with him and bam up top of him and hit three point to set the tone from the perimeter.
A guy who has been, you know, fire in certain games.
Been making some clutch shots, some clutch threes, taking guys off the dribble.
You have Jimmy Butler, who's been, ah, Jack of all trades at a really high level drug driven the ball of people toe the heart of defense's and making the proper passes to the right guys.
Being a leader in the fourth quarter, taking a big clutch shots and taking the pressure off for everyone else.
Them out of bio undersized but guys hitting shots he's bullying down low.
Um, you know, obviously is against the Celtics, but, you know, it's really interesting.
I think tonight is you're gonna see a display of the Lakers own defense versus three heat versatility, regards to schooling.
I think that I think that the heat have the heat have a better aggression level than the Nuggets.
I think don't get me wrong.
I like the Nuggets a lot, but I think with the Nuggets almost think that they won't say they're surprised.
I think they kind of Gaston a little bit in that Utah Siris in regards to the high level of play, You saw great defense by Millsap, M.
J and Jeremy Grant that Siri's especially like Game 56 in Game four around.
But then it kind of slid off against the Lakers.
It wasn't it wasn't as tight, but I think with this Heat team, they have a certain resolved.
Um, they could have easily went down, especially when they started playing when the Celtics, I thought, the cells is gonna bring this back to Game seven because for some reason Jalen Brown finally turned on the lights and he looked a lot of different, Um, but the heat again.
They just have a different resolve.
I don't know what it is, man.
Zach, you take a bunch of young kids, there's nothing to lose.
And I think Jimmy Butler, you know, people have killed and they killed me.
Well, you know, they killed a bunch of people when I was saying that he would have been for the Knicks, and I still don't think he would have been right for Nick's just because of our makeup and the front office.
But that's a perfect situation for Jimmy Butler to be.
You know, the second teacher to be the bulldog on the floor to be the leader and basically from the voice of the owner to Riley to Spoelstra toe Jimmy Butler and everybody falls in line is like is like a wolf pack that makes any sense is like uh is like a Army is like this subordination.
You know, there's this rules is discipline.
They all followed by Jimmy Butler.
That's why I look Duncan Robinson, Duncan Robinson.
The other team probably looked like freaking Cornett, a guy who could make threes baseball player.
I might addition on him because, but he's a guy that they've exploited His three.
And I've seen little coordinating the G league where I was like, Oh, crap, this guy might be a big, you know, a guy a big man who could space out the floor.
And, you know, the Knicks ever I don't think it makes it really took that level of confidence they ever, instead of like Jimmy Butler didn't Duncan Antihero Don't get me wrong. I know people.
When I when I watched him in Kentucky, you know I do.
Stop it. Stop it.
I know that people love to do that crap.
No one thought because if that was the case, Tyler here would have been drafted a lot high.
What? Jimmy Butler, I believe.
And this is why I talk about the Nixon point guards.
You draft the point, got fairly out.
You bring a guard, give you one or two guard whatever it is because you know, Dragic also played driving another guy no one talks about, uh, when you have a guy like Jimmy Butler, he can instill that confidence, um, people.
And that's extremely important.
You get guys to play above their normal level of production.
That means that that player that they're playing, what is a plus multiply.
I mean, you've seen all the time Chris Bow with the Kings, you know, understanding sort of loss of Labour's.
But Chris Rock with the Kings.
I think he elevated everyone's game. Everybody was surprised.
Everybody thought the King is gonna suck and it's like, Oh, crap, this was playing out of his mind.
He's facilities defending.
He's got the mid range. He's Duncan.
He's given us his life.
And you saw everybody kind of elevate the game until, you know, Game 6 2002 against the Lakers.
So I love what I'm seeing, uh, again, that resulted.
Jimmy Butler show.
We've seen LeBron James tap out in games and in big, big clutch games, so I'm very interested to see how this game is.
I know people say the Lakers and five and six, Let's see, man, we don't know because again, you know, and I'll ask you about the keys to the game.
But I think that if you can destruct AIDS post game, if you can agitate him, throw him off His killed her to get because again, it has been going toe line A lot dominated the post Ah lot And my teams have not been able to set the proper double team on it.
Um, at the right time, I mean and they allow him, you know, they might say that early.
He's able to pass out, you know, they don't do it right when he stops his dribble.
They don't crowd around certain angles to that allows him to basically turn around and even still draw the file as sometimes defenders a little bit too aggressive.
So what do you think are the keys to the game for each Both the Lakers and the end, the and the heat, I think I think for the heat is to take one off a D or LeBron away, right e.
I don't think you're gonna take both of them away.
But if you can kind of neutralize one, and that's probably gonna be Anthony Davis, right? You can kind of neutralize one.
Now you got you know, all these other guys that the Lakers have to rely on that They're just not you're not sure, you know? Can you rely on everybody? Thio score, you know, and to do things on the floor.
Um, I think that's a big key from Miami.
If you could take one of those guys away, it is much easier said than done.
But if you could take one of those guys away, probably Anthony Davis, bang them around, really Make them have to defend bam.
You know, out on the perimeter, uh, you know, make them work, you know, make his legs tired.
If you can't, you know, now the Lakers have had a lot of rest.
Me, you know, the Boston.
I mean, Miami just, you know, went through a seven game streets with Boston while the Lakers had, you know, they had rest before they played Denver.
Then they took Denver out.
What? 41? So, you know, they've had some rest.
They should have good legs, you know, which is definitely a benefit for the Lakers.
Because LeBron is older.
You know, you got Rondo this older.
You got some key guys who are older, so that rest probably helps them out.
Um, and then for the Lakers, it's my, uh They've got to be able to defend, defend a lot of people, I think because Miami has a lot of threats that's on the floor, you know what I mean? Eso I think they've got to be able to defend a lot of people, which they're really good defensive team.
I'm not taking that away from their great defensive team, really good defensive team.
They make a lot of great adjustments during the course of the game during the course of a Siri's.
But still, there's a lot of guys that they have to defend for Miami because of the style of because of their style of play, they move the ball around.
Uh, there's not one or two people That's definitely gonna be the leading scores or take all the shots.
You know it's not gonna be Jimmy Butler every night taking all the shots.
Could be Tyler Hero could be banned matter by you.
Could be going drag Egx.
You know what I mean? I mean, there's a lot of guys that could score and the three point shooting, uh, they've got to defend that three point line.
The Lakers do, you know, and Miami's gonna make him work.
We'll see if that defense you know, we'll see if they're ready to defend all these guys and play the type of defense you know, be able to defend that three point line.
I think that was gonna be the keys for those two teams.
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Yeah, I agree with that 1%.
I think that one thing with Denver was that, you know, I don't think and I got a look at the percentages, but I don't think that there three point percentage or the three point shooting because you also have crowd or you have Dragic.
You know you have Duncan Robinson double Robson likes a lot from the top of the key.
Tyler Herro contribute well from the wings, I believe, also from the corners.
Well, go look at the numbers.
But I I think that if you can penetrate inside the Lakers defense because what the Lakers like to do, they definitely like to send that to man.
Look, whether if you favor one of the one of the sides, they like to send it to send him at you at disadvantageous time.
So we talked about it with the blazers system early to stop McCullum and gain from shooting.
Well, then against the Rockets, they're kind of something little bit late because they know, you know, hard likes again that motion of whatever nice and then step back.
And that kind of gives him, like, a little bit energy.
You don't throw it at him a few times.
Well, sometimes Scuse me.
Sometimes early, sometimes a little late.
Uh, but they definitely like to be aggressive with that.
Look up. Top two men look on either side.
You called three men Look, Bob.
See, the other guy can't really play three.
This is gonna be be three second delay.
So basically the two men look, depending on where you are.
But I've seen guys break that and I've seen guys driving to them.
I've seen the Nuggets do it, but then guys like Jeremy Grant no stop.
They missed some clutch shot.
So I think what? The heat with the way that they shoot the three and the way that they could catch flying away that they're young guys are to mistreat.
And the thing about we haven't seen Kendrick Nunn play.
Really? So that's another room.
If they ever tap into that, that is another wrinkle they could throw at the Lakers.
You know, they're struggling for points of struggle, for somebody could create the shot.
Now he hasn't played enough games where I feel confident is all right, you put him.
Obviously, I'm gonna play guys that equal dollar more.
Who's been hitting a few threes this this postseason? No one talks about it.
I still play decent defense, but you know the heat Have I think that to cut his hair, though.
But you know Sorry. Go ahead.
I said he needs to cut his hair, but that's neither here nor Yeah, it looks like he's gotta do something.
Like, why, I don't know.
I don't know what's up with that crap, but let's let's continue with this Laker so called Laker, uh, narrative.
Now you got people, and obviously, you know that allegedly the media, you know, they have some LeBron nights LeBron tonight, so everyone will call them who do his bidding.
And, you know, they're people who are trying to put out this notion that if LeBron wins this championship, he will be put into the Thea upper echelon of players and be considered the goat or in the goat conversation.
Now I'm gonna get Thio.
Why? I don't think he's a goat, but I'm gonna get to more.
I wanna ask you because you're gonna come from a more civilized standpoint as to why LeBron James is not the goat.
Let me not assume you say that.
But since you're sensible person, I'm assuming you to say that.
But let me What is your opinion on LeBron James being a go see the greatest? I mean In my mind, Michael Jordan is the greatest.
That's just he's not touching Michael Jordan.
I can't put him there.
He's not touching Michael Jordan.
Uh, 666 times in the MBA Finals.
He went six for six.
Um, he's just not touching Michael Jordan.
Now he's gonna have an argument, I think right, because he's if he wins.
First of all, he's been to the N B A Finals with four different teams, right? Um, Cleveland.
Miami? Well, three different teams hold up three different Cleveland Miami Lakers.
So he's been to the Finals with three different teams.
If he wins it, he would have won the championship with three different teams.
But it's not even that he's been there with three different teams.
Is that each one of those teams that he went to? We're not title contenders, and he was able to turn them into a title contender, obviously, by bringing people along with them Wait, the the heat weren't gonna be titled because the heat is hard to judge just because they were title contenders Before he got that, I mean, he came with him and Bosch.
Well, yeah, I mean, he came with him in Bosch.
It's kind of hard to judge, obviously can't play hypothetical, but that heat team, they were going to the playoffs.
I mean, they were good.
But Dwyane Wade, we're still taking that team post shot to the playoffs.
Now, if you have Bosch and you had all those other shooters, I think they contend now, obviously reality, whatever.
But to me, this is why LeBron James is not to go.
He can't consider to go one, because the season I mean you it was all over the place this season.
I think, even if the heat witness I'm not gonna count this as some great championship is gonna be asked again, That's not to take away from any.
But I think they the players themselves in terms of trying to come back being shaped blah.
I give them that credit.
That's pretty admirable, because a lot of people you come back, try to come force yourself into game shape.
You could rip rip your hamstring tear Achilles ourself so soon.
Toys guys do that.
But this ain't the same as a normal was saying.
So I gotta tell you got signable.
You lost to the Mavericks in 2011.
Now I'm not a Michael Jordan fan because I hated him growing up.
But whenever I saw Michael Jordan, there's a sense of dread because we knew how great he was.
We felt like he was a video game character that was unbeatable.
Bought like one of these hokey.
You gotta go through this little maids to fight this special boss, but you could never beat him.
I've seen Michael Jordan Knicks would be up five minutes left to go up by six, and there's a dread of my stomach and I'm like this doesn't notice, doesn't feel good.
And Michael Jr come back elbow, elbow, elbow dunk, layup, blah, blah, blah killers Michael Jordan regards to his dominance in the finals.
I mean, the only finds you could sit here and say that he probably should have won the M V.
P was 96 because Dennis Rodman could have should have arguably one that, because of his defensive prowess, is rebounding.
I mean, he was second Nun e Think about it.
Kind of wasn't that great finds, Remember, I'm not sure that I'm not that something was dispatched by No.
It is back I believe against the supersize I recall, but you could argue that.
But if you're that dominant finals first of all, Michael Jordan is also the guy who changed the paradigm in MBA regards to win players.
He That's how he destroyed the big man ever.
But he made wing players.
He made guards considered we can build with this guy Now back in the days bragged our tree Ewing a la Juwan Morning.
It was the era of big men.
It was like is like the is like Greek mythology.
With all these titans, like the air of the Titans, you bring in this normal looking guard who comes in and he's a god amongst men.
You know what I mean? Michael Jordan.
To me, you can't surpass him when literally two of your championships.
Let's be honest, were relatively fortunate.
You win the finals against the Spurs.
If Tim Duncan and I mean Ray Allen could have been seen as the so called got to save you because if you look at some of those games, LeBron James would fade away here and there wasn't this uber dominant player.
If you look at the the, uh not the Spurs and you look at the Cavaliers finals.
Draymond green, kick somebody. He's an idiot.
They're up three to whatever kicks a guy in a group or whatever gets out of their Andrew Berg books are fair enough.
The Warriors, also when it worries, beat the Cavaliers.
Cavaliers had injuries to their place, too.
So it goes both ways, right? But to me, LeBron James, every time I look at his finals first, he's also playing with stacked teams Every time we talk about Jordan or you play with Scottie Pippen.
Bet bro, you played with Kyrie.
Played with Chris Bosch, played with Dwyane Wade's to play with a sharp shootin Ray Allen.
You play with a D.
You played with ah lot.
I'm not even talking about secondary place.
I'm not talking about Ron. We're coming in defending.
I'm not talking about Koosman.
I'm not talking about Danny Green.
I'm not talking about Ah, Shane Battier.
I'm not talking about Mike Miller.
I'm not talking about all these.
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Some big shots victories you've played and even your year with 2007.
When you play with the cabbage Worms finally got swept your team was a number one defensive team in the league.
That's nothing to sneeze at.
We could say, Oh, they have their offense going to say that your number one defensive team So I'm just saying you have one of these.
Caveats to Miami.
LeBron James, his first ballot hall of all the fame.
One of great players I've seen.
He's not one my favorite players, but I would never see him deny his greatness.
But if you consider the goat when you have so many, you only dominant performance was that one against O. K. C.
And people want to say argue that those guys were young.
Hey, you're in the N B A.
Get to the finals.
You're grown, man.
So I'm not taking that.
Okay, See Finals away from and that. Okay, see Finals.
I'll give him extra credit because that's when he went to lodge Juan and added the postgame to his game.
He Molly walked.
Okay, see Thunder with that post game with the post game.
But I would I can't sit here and call LeBron James ago.
It just e through through.
I hated Jordan with all my guts.
I don't I'm not wanting people way.
Noah's Knick fans.
We hated Jordan when John Starks dumped on Jordan, and I forgot was that that was one of greatest Nick Nick moments off our lives.
But when I saw Jordan play, you couldn't deny every every.
Jordan has so many iconic moments and clutch clutch spots, you know? I mean, LeBron James.
Most clutch moments.
The blocking out of Iguodala Jordan literally had one of the greatest players in all of NBA.
One of great sequences stole the ball from Karl Malone and hit that shot to win the game.
Not tied up not to win the I can and Jordan did the dunk contest.
I feel like you have tow have almost like a cartoonish iconography about yourself, where he's like, Oh, man, when Jordan did the dunk contest with the chain and he brought the night, he made Nikes hot, blah, blah.
I don't feel these paradigm shifts of LeBron James LeBron James on the Great Plains of all time, but how many guys wondering LeBron James era like if you guys have wanted LeBron James, Germany? How many dynasties have been destroyed because of Jordan? The Knicks should have won one magic should have 11 a most of the Rockets and came back the freaking supersized.
Remember 96? Everybody was So my Seattle SuperSonics dentist Shrimp.
Uh, what's this guy's name? Shawn Kemp and Gary Payton.
That's broke one of the coolest team doing the best things I've seen my own life.
Gary Payton was my favorite place.
Utah Jazz till this day, Phil Jackson said.
And this is after 98 98 Phil Jackson said.
I do not want to face the Utah Jazz because they're one of the smartest teams to play in the playoffs every time we played them.
This the Lakers like, UH, 99 98 99 or 99 2000 before the late the Lakers won that championship.
So whoever it was, he said, I don't want to face the Utah Jazz because they're annoying and they're smart and they always beat us with sound play and good defense.
This is what Shaq and Kobe so Jordan Jordan Jordan is like a.
He's like a Viking, like a Viking warlord with a bunch of cut off heads that he just stashed and says, I stopped this dude.
He's still he jumped Patrick you.
And to this day, But you'll never win one.
And Patrick was the greatest players of all time.
So to me, I could never see LeBron James being a goal.
Not over Jordan.
I want to say, but Russell, But you also have to take into account Magic.
He's gonna I mean, being the common he's gonna be in the conversation with those guys here.
In my mind, he'll never take over.
Michael Jordan has to go.
But to go to 10 finals.
I mean, there's been in the last 10 11 years, only one finals that he hasn't been in.
I mean, that's he hasn't He hasn't won all of them, of course, but that's a That's a feat by itself.
I mean, he's been in the East East, has been weak.
What? I mean, and you know, when you talk about making a paradigm shift, not as faras gameplay.
He didn't make a paradigm shift, but hey definitely changed the way players approach their business in the NBA, you know, you know, he kind of created the whole player empowerment type of thing.
You created that with you know, 1st, 1st going to Miami.
You know the way he did and helped put that team together with in Miami.
And then when he left Miami and went back to Cleveland and he said, Well, I'm only gonna go, you know, I'll do two years, you know, one year guaranteed and then one year with a player option, right to make sure that he kept Cleveland on their toes, right, to make sure that their players around them building around them and doing those type of things Hey, definitely shifted that.
You know, I was just having this conversation with you.
I remember I was having a conversation with somebody the other day about LeBron and I mean, even till today.
And it's evident with the Los Angeles Lakers, and you know, the whole thing with clutch sports.
He controls the N B A.
He controls the NBA where, I mean, wherever he goes.
I mean, he he basically his name may not be on the paperwork, but he basically owns freaking sports agency with players biggest with interest I've seen in you and no one touches it.
No one really stop Marcus Morris from going to the Clippers earlier with a bigger deal.
Three years, 45 minute, I believe just because Rich Paul didn't want him contending against LeBron Bones, it's crazy over and say absolutely enough.
It is just nothing.
I don't know, man.
They're trying to make LeBron James.
You know this big figure.
I feel like it's a little artificial when you have to get clowns in the media to forcefully say, Oh, yeah, I used to go despite the fact they have Twitter Post saying that he wasn't And then all of a sudden, everybody's a LeBron James fan, but it will be interesting tonight.
I can't put him in a gold conversation, you know, they talk about his school, which I think is great.
They took all these. Fill it.
That's great philanthropy.
God bless you on the court that that's what I'm focused on, call you everything else.
I think even one of the most underrated things, even though I think dunking at your some schools a little attention, you know, hungry LeBron James for what he grew up under.
You know, his mom and all the being out of school 90 days and, you know, being stressed out on stuff, not having fun.
I think he's done an amazing job as a young black man, so ever take it away.
But on the court, you want to go? I got to go.
No, no, he's not to go, you know, onto some nick news since I have to find anything related, and it does.
And I believe you probably spoke about this on your last show, but just to get to some nick news.
So, you know, I'm gonna get to three things.
I'm gonna get some RJ Hampton and get to some Dania Vigia and some Tyler hero.
So Tyler Herro said this about Kenny pain.
He said KP was like and not Christian person.
Who's Mark Kay was like a father figure to me, great leader.
He's gonna try to bring the best out of you.
I'm really happy for him and happy that he got the job.
Now, obviously, Kenny pain and tell here are both the Kentucky, Um, and Kentucky's more known is like a, you know, a warehouse for in that warehouse, but a factory for pumping out NBA product.
Um, you know, I don't know necessarily what he said to Tyler Herro was it to improve his game was to give him the confidence.
Say, Hey, you don't need to be here a second year, Go out whatever.
Go to the N B A.
Because I know Calipari has done that in the past, a certain place where it's like they try to come back.
I'm not sure he's like No, no, no, no.
Go like, trust me, just grand cow parts part.
But how do you feel about Kenny pain on the Knicks? What do you think that he will bring Mentor coaching wise? And who do you think will be the like, the biggest beneficiary? A beneficiary of that? I already have a film I know you're going to say, but who do you think? I mean, I think probably the big biggest beneficiary is gonna be, uh, Kevin Knox, right? He's probably gonna be the biggest beneficiary because he's, you know, he probably needs someone that he feels like he knows is definitely in his corner.
Not that I'm not saying that Leon Rose and and Tom Thibodeau he doesn't feel that way, but happens someone that you know, You know, given the situation that he's in, he knows this is a big year for him, and that is he needs to prove himself as an MBA player and to have someone like that in this corner of someone that he's been around before.
I spent a year with, um, probably helped Thio recruit him to Kentucky.
Okay, You know, I think he's gonna benefit the most, I think, Julius.
I mean, I think RJ Barrett's gonna benefit from him as well, because he's coming out off college into the embassy in second year.
But I think R. J.
Barrett will benefit from from having someone that's coming from the college ranks and kinda has, You know, you know, still has a college mindset, a little bit, eyes usedto working with young players, right? I think that's a big thing.
We talked about this a long time ago on this show, right, that so many players coming to the league young that it may benefit.
It may behoove some of these teams toe have, uh, coaches that come up from the high school ranks or come up from the college ranks.
You know, a lot more of these coaches because they could relate to the younger kids.
T these younger players, right? And not just relate us faras music and language and stuff like that.
But just they've been around young players.
You know what I'm saying? So they know how to work with young players where someone like Tom Thibodeau he's been in the n b A.
He's working with guys who's getting paid.
Million's obviously argued barriers getting paid millions.
But he's working with guys who is getting paid.
Been working for years with guys, was getting paid millions.
And he's just more used to this professional the way it is in the pros, where you got guys coming up from college who aren't used to it.
And, you know, here's a coach.
He may not be totally used to the n B A, but you can relate to these guys a little bit better, you know, and and B and understand what a young guy might be going through.
You know what I'm saying? Eso I think r. J.
Barrett can benefit from this guy as well.
Other young guys is on the team.
New draft pick coming in, you know, I mean, um, will probably benefit, you know, because he's coming from the college ranks with him.
You know, I'm saying so.
I think guys like that will definitely benefit on Ben.
You know, Julius Randle obviously knows him.
Um, we'll see how much Hey, benefits from it.
But he's been in the league for a while, you know? Maybe that someone, he feels like he's in his corner.
But I think it's gonna be mostly the young guys who he could relate to because he was a college coach.
He knows how to work with young kids.
Things gonna be those type of guys.
Kevin Knox, R. J. Barrett.
Um, I mean, Frank Millikin has been in the league for a little while.
He's still a young guy, but he's been in the league for a little while.
Denis Smith Jr has been in the league for a little while.
Any other rookies that come up, I think they'll benefit from having any pain around.
I think that I like what the Knicks of doing in regards to, you know, the building.
They're building the coaching bridge, the emotional psychological bridge Rely these coaches does not like.
I mean, I don't know exactly what these guys have your specialize in.
You know, you're not bringing a whole bunch of specialists work on your shot.
And, you know, obviously you see them working on the shots and stuff in court.
But what you again? A lot of this game you're talking about kids.
So who are being pushed to be, you know, relatively speaking within the basketball, being put to be grown men, you know? I mean, some guys air after first year.
Your vet, You're technically a vet, so and they look atyou.
Hey, if you're not producing by year three, go overseas, go find yourself and then try to come back here.
And by the time you got to come back and you could be 28 29 you know, So I agree with you, but I like what you doing, Tom Thibodeau, Where you can get guys who can you know, Tom Thibodeau.
He's an ex, an old guy.
He's a tactician.
He's a you know, he's from that old school mold.
You know, I would say, George Karl, obviously there's a spectrum of George call, And you know what would be a psychological purely a psychological coach? Um, George College is all about X's and O's, and I think the opportunity comes more of that side of spectrum.
And I think you get a guy like any pain.
You know, you got a lot of UK or you got a few UK guys guys who just out of college again, R. J. Barrett.
I think it's a self starter.
I think our job I would be fine.
He's the type of guy he's just going to the fire.
He he loves that type of aggression.
He loves going to the basket.
He loves coming through the you know, he likes the defense.
He likes that type stuff.
You know, I think it's more so.
Like I said, Kevin, not even Jewish random.
Look, I'm not the biggest fan Jews ran.
But if you could make Julius Randle commit himself to defense, commit himself to making the right pass and thinking on basketball outside of just individual stats, you know whatever production you get from him that's not his norm.
And again, Jews.
Randolph, you could become ah guy who, you know, increases endurance and stamina, plays better defense.
That's more so from campaign trying to speak to him about the greater good of the team and how it affects rookies and this guy and this young guy and how you being as that type of guy? Yes, you have the bigger contract.
You may not be seen as a leader, but if you can feed into what the coaches buying, maybe guys might fall under.
You are your father's guys using who has a big contract, but he's not looking to score Every time he comes down the court, he's looking to facility.
He's doing all the dirty work, you know? I mean, sometimes guys a previous like Yo, he's a selfless leader, A lot of guys.
Jimmy Bhullar, for instance.
You call him a selflessly.
This guy's sells himself out on defense all the time.
This guy is looking to pass, and I am looking to score.
Let's say he doesn't try to score, but again, when you play the Knicks, Yeah, nine points the whole game.
What was he doing the whole game for Tyler Herro? Duncan Robinson feeds all the younger guys, and these younger guys, who was like well below has a big contract.
He'd be trying to take all the shots and He's like, Oh, crap, he's going to get us to make us better And some guys I appreciate that.
So if Kenny Pain could get that to some of these veterans like juice Randall, you know I'm all for it.
But, you know, let's go Thio.
I guess the next topic will be, uh, your boy R J.
Hampton, who you did speak about the last episode believe in R J.
Hampton spoke about, uh, interviewing the Knicks, and he said, I definitely think that I bring that fast pace energized guard.
I can attack, get my teammates involved and be a pest on defense.
Unfortunately, that wasn't the case in New Zealand, as you brought up.
Believe his stats in New Zealand was around 8.
8 rebounds, two point forces and 15 NBL games.
7% from the field, 29.
And he had the hip injury, which is not the greatest injuries that have.
Obviously, you know, Isaiah Thomas at the hip hip injury.
Um, where do you see R. J.
Hampton Hampton fallen in this draft? And do you think the Knicks should take a flyer on him.
Say, if he goes, I know people say always talking last 27.
We don't know how this draft is gonna end up, but if you were, if you were to end up at 27 because I know people say, Well, M P J M P J did have back issues with M P J as an overall score in the two games he played in college, right? He was still more impressive than RJ Hampton.
Basketball has the athleticism explosion, but I've seen your hip is not fine.
You have to see that.
So what is his basketball skills that you can see what I mean? So where do you see him fall in the draft? And should the Knicks take a flyer? Him? I think that he's gonna go low in the draft, you know, somewhere between 20 and 27 so he could be there for the Knicks.
Thio jump in, and I think if he's there at 27 like you said, nobody knows what's gonna happen in this draft, right? You can't You can't say this player is definitely not gonna be that 27 because you just you just don't know.
And I think there might be a lot of moves in this draft as well.
Um, so if he was there at 27 I take a flyer on him.
Even if I got a point guard earlier in the draft, I still might take a flyer on him if he's there at 27.
You know, because I don't think that dentistry of junior is gonna be around long term, right? Eso Even if we get a point guard, Um, you know, frankly, Latina is probably going to be more of a Swiss Army knife type of guy moving forward, I think, although, you know, he could run point guard from time to time, but he'll probably be a swift Army knife type of guy.
So you still might need another point guard on the team.
Um, you know, looking forward, moving forward into the future.
And someone like RJ Hampton.
He has a lot of talent.
Hey, has a lot of skill.
He's got some decent court vision.
He's small, he's young.
Uh, he's got a lot of game to build.
He could be the kind of guy.
If you did get him at 27.
Well, you know, maybe in a couple of years.
He's a project for a couple of years and maybe in a couple of years, um, you know, we have a competition at the point guard spot.
Maybe he's ready toe, you know, we'll see what he does.
Um, you know, coming out of high school, he was heavily recruited.
He was high, you know, he's a highly highly recruited kid.
I'd take a fire on him.
Now, if I can't think of the kid's name if r j.
Hampton and can't think of his name right now, what's his name is there at the same time? I'm not sure who I go with.
You know, Carol Lewis.
McDaniels on Jay McDaniels air there at the same time, I probably go with Jay McDaniels if they're both there at the same time.
But Jay McDaniels is definitely one as intriguing.
You know, everyone compared to the K d.
I believe it's efficiency at was in Washington wasn't that great, but I think everybody sees the potential. Obviously.
Also, I think Motor was one of his weaknesses as Well, which is not a good thing.
Um, but I think it was like attitude motor.
I just think that people, they kind of expect a little bit more from him.
Uh, it does have something was he has to fix this game.
RJ Hampton again.
Guys, You know, when we talk about guards, we get so mad D S J.
We get mad at Frank, we get R J Hampton with regards to a lot of these guards and how they're developed.
I mean, simply talk to, obviously, because he coaches.
Ah, lot of way these these guards have developed at lower stage is just not the quintessential or the question, but the prototypical guard development, you know? I mean, when CP three retires, I think that's probably the last we're gonna see a type of, you know, in that type of guard or that mold for years lies, guards are being developed.
Its you know, can we cut to the basket explosion blah blah, and they create more the facilitation.
Not through thinking, not through calling certain plays.
Guys that come in, set the pick and get this guy open.
It's more so through drive to the heart of the Do the heart of the Court of Defense.
Quarter of the paint and pass out to the perimeter.
Use your explosion, your athleticism to create facilitation.
So if you don't have ah, top notch athletic guard, you can do that.
Plus score to keep defense is honest.
You're gonna run into a lot of guys who are similar to R. J. Hampton out.
Obviously, you have some caveats.
You have some guys who job Moran who? I think it's smart.
Plus, he's explosive, you know? But look, you know, got taken number two.
And if it wasn't Zion would obviously been taken.
A rare Andi even to this day job.
Grant still initiate the offense facilitation from his explosion, so he's gonna have to learn how to process the N b a game A lot better if he wants to go next up, I think is gonna because I just he's just that good of a player.
I think larger Hampton is gonna run to those situations where he's not that adept of a score.
So you can't keep you honest.
You can't, you know, catch on the hip and also the stuff because I'm scared that he might shoot.
And I'm also scared it might pass, You know, I mean, you can kind of tell where his game is going once he puts him on the ground, so he's gonna have the same.
We're gonna have the same developmental woes that we have with D.
Who builds an obvious facilitation off of what athleticism.
And obviously, some of the back issue wasn't the same once he came back with that.
But when he was here, the baggage once he came back, it was healthier than he looked. Better.
But again, facilitation off of athleticism is not dependable, is not always dependable.
Let me say, Frank, we see the same thing.
I mean, Frank is more of a processor, but, you know, he's it's on the opposite side.
He's missing that aggression, but he doesn't have that prototypical speed explosion.
Like a lot of these Guard tab.
So I'm just saying that we take r.
I just hope that people aren't like Oh, yeah, he's the garden future because look, like last summer, there were some early Oh, yeah, we got DSG.
He's he's gonna be the garden future.
Oh, fever, fever, Frank.
Yo, that's how garden future is, like, All right, there.
You see, the N B A.
Games is not expectation, because the developmental path, especially last year, physical Mike Miller, it just wasn't there.
So I'm just saying, you take these guys, please be patient.
Don't put the extra pressure.
They need development.
And I think we have the right development guys and play now.
But we got to be patient.
But, you know, I guess our last topic and I'll be your boy.
Uh, just 111 quick thing.
Well, I guess you're still on the Knicks, but, you know, you were talking about, you know, um, Russell Westbrook earlier, right? I'm an idiot because you can trade now, but continue my You can't trade now, right? But, you know, reading headlines.
I'm not gonna mention the publication, but I'm reading headlines.
It has potential.
Trade lingers over prospects.
Knicks draft argument.
Then it says Tyreese, holler Halliburton and makes Knicks NBA draft case as potential trade lingers.
What trade lingers? E.
I heard about a metal thing came up.
There's rumors that they're gonna treat us like dogs.
Smart basketball teams.
They throw smoke signals everywhere.
First of all, smart teams, period.
I've seen it where Bill Belichick would interview some kid that he knows he's not gonna get, and that's only just to throw you off of the person they really want.
So all this stuff about you know, Tyree's Halliburton? No, he interviewed is like guys on the tires.
Halliburton in the interview with three teams.
So far, enough stuff is like Guys, look, they're gonna be a lot of smoke screens.
We have no idea what's happening, and I'm actually happy that you have no idea you don't have any leaks.
Have any concrete evidence? A lot of publications? Honestly, look, it's slow right now, like a lot of some integrity coming out.
All these rumors and all these things that have no trace, they make no sense.
It's just All of these interviews came before the lottery.
So So there's no eso.
There's nothing there, right? I mean, it came from we don't know again way Don't know what I think.
God, we don't We don't know what the next doing.
So who to that new front office? These guys are picking at nothing there trying to find as many leads and all that stuff.
So we'll see you.
I mean, as we get close to the draft, obviously I think they're gonna start having we're gonna have workouts or do something.
Uh, probably they're not gonna get any color.
We can only hypothesize I saw.
Oh, you know, if okay, topping is there.
I've heard rumors that I'm like, first of all, for people to say Oh, be topping now, I just I mean, if all the time talking about the Knicks, that's that would be the biggest surprise, but will be Topping is not a tips guy cannot play defense is older, probably harder to mold.
I'm not sure that's even, but it's like people just pulling that strange.
But it is what is a dead embassies until, you know, I mean the finals, but still dead kind of dish, but yeah, we'll see.
But I get your boy Danny a visa now, people trying to kill Danny a visa.
What he said on social media, which was that they were asking about teams he spoke to, and he brought up the Knicks being a team and people like Oh, I'm taking it back.
And even I commented on to that.
I was like, Well, you know, he's probably kind of following Luca hype, which I believe I think he is somewhat hyped up from the Luca train.
Uh, but I don't really insult anything.
And people like, Oh, he's just a mix.
But right after he said, Well, the mix of young organization by block now two things.
One if you're a foreign player, I give you the benefit of doubt that sometimes, you know, language, barrier, right? May not know.
You may try to say, Oh, yes, there's another organization that I talked to him and he just said Yes, their organization to I mean, if his agents saying, Hey, do not give any color Just if they ask about any team to say the organization there about about you I mean, people are going to hyped up and get mad.
And how do you feel about you know, this Danny of Asia thing? And do you think the Knicks would take any of each of you lasted at eight.
So they're getting mad because he said yes.
There an organization right when they brought up the Knicks.
You know, he didn't say all the Knicks.
You know, the seventies he wanted to.
He wasn't like being effusive about.
He wasn't like praising them.
Yeah, I mean, he was like, Oh, yeah, the organization, But also, right after he said yes, there.
Ah, young organization.
Blah, blah, blah, blah.
You didn't play anything.
I don't take anything into it.
Especially like you said when a guy I listened Thio, you know, just listening to guys, uh, do postgame interviews, Right? And the way that they say some things is just different than the way that we might say here in the US, and sometimes it just sounds different.
And, you know, um, you know, because it has to do with the conjugation of verbs and all kinds of wild stuff, Right? So the way that they say things in different languages when when they translated to English is just different, you know, and everything from their body language to, uh, the aggressive aggressiveness and and how they speak.
It's just different.
So I really don't take anything unless you know the world's air.
So clear, like the Knicks up.
I don't want to go there like, you know what I mean.
I mean, take anything away from it.
And would they? If he's there at eight, would they take a chance on him? E don't know.
Way gotta be is like the European game is is a big gamble, man.
You know, you don't want to miss out on Dirk.
You don't wanna miss out on the KPs.
You don't wanna miss out on the Lucas.
But there's so many European players that they felt that same.
Oh, he's the greatest jam Visa driving Dr Dragan Bender was and they don't they don't pan out.
And I've seen I mean, some second round guys, you know, you've seen the Ginobili's.
I believe Gornji Rajic was second round, remember? Because I'm driving.
I don't remember.
I don't think in the first round of you know I mean, I think that you have to be resolute in your scouting.
You can't follow.
Uh, you know, I don't wanna miss out because that might be the case.
Next KP next Luca way have to be careful and again, You know, I count on social media.
He wasn't Luca because I just don't like people hype up some of your players on.
They just become bust.
You know, we had the guy who Vince Carter dunk on that.
We drafted eso I'm scoring by European players.
But then KP kinda help has been, And I was kind of scoring that too many, the whole issue.
And, Mark, honestly, I'm not gonna bring it up killers, but, you know, it is.
What is it, Danny? You know, hopefully, uh, hopefully next, a resolute they pick him.
Hopefully, you know, he's a guy that go around.
We have patients because I've seen guys like, really Fernandez get drafted by the Blazers and you know, patients and Nate McMillan and, you know, lack of grill, you know, where is he gonna be? You know, kind of.
I think we get him.
You could say he was already or whatever, but when I some play with fain, you almost destroyed us.
I remember that team.
Him, uh, Travis Outlaw, I believe.
Okay, that's great to the point drop from Washington.
I'm losing, forgetting one about the knee injury.
Uh, not game before the game before game.
He's on the blazers.
Yeah, They need Brent Brandon, Roy Roy Yeah, Yeah, I just hope that we are.
We're patient with some of these players and stuff, but, you know, we'll see, you know, right now is there's a lot of noise right now.
But, you know, I guess you know, we'll see.
But, you know, upset that the draft is not until November now, because things would really be picking up, right? You know, we And now we got away the whole another month and a half before we can.
And then who knows? It still might be pushed back. Yeah.
I still think you need to have games or something.
I don't think I'm talking about, like, a scouting combine.
But, man, this draft is gonna be a crap street man.
So whatever Scott and you did, because then you get yourself include high school Scott, in which high school game is just different.
It's not college, man.
Guys get featured.
Like Jordan and LeBron in high school.
They're gonna get to the college ranks is different. I'm gonna get to MBA.
It could be totally different.
I remember Monk, if you go watch monks highlights Think this guy's name Monk from Charlotte Horns uh, go watch his highlights in high school and you're sitting and tell me and you watch what he is An MBA.
I'm not saying can improve, but somewhere along the road, he definitely took a I don't give a f uh, and he's just now ah, space shooter. Because I saw my high school.
I said, Yo, what else? This guy not say? I saw nice by so highlights of him.
I'm like, That can't be so Malik Monk.
I forgot the first name.
So you know, it is what it is, But, hey, this was a good episode.
Sorry, I'm not trying to rush, but I'm covering the Yeah, it's about time.
The game is on ABC as well, Right? ABC? Definitely.
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Yeah, man, do you have a prediction for for for the Siri's If Jimmy Butler.
Look, I've given names to guys like Jamal Murray. I called him Young Fujita.
I called Donovan Mitchell Young Go cool, man.
Jimmy Butler gives me a different energy man.
He gives me, like a like evil, but in a good way. Energy.
Like I think this goes a seven, I think Who is gonna win? Who's gonna win? But I think this goes the the heat.
Have a young focus team when they play defense now, obviously, have been lapses.
When they lost the Celtics a few games here and there when they play defense, it is like they enjoy playing defense like Revolve.
They remind me of the old Celtics, that one. That champion.
You had Rondo, Garnett and all these you had.
Not just those guys.
Yeah, James Post.
You had Tony Allen.
Who? People forget those guys relish defense like it was because they weren't the most skilled.
James Posey was a three D player.
Tony Allen was like a guard who was the most offensive.
But defense was their calling card, and I feel that same energy with this heat.
Obviously, dump around had a good defender, but Bam Iguodala, Jimmy Butler, Tyler, Herro.
You see him being scrappy here and there? I think it's uneven.
At times, I just think that this is a Game seven.
I think Jimmy Butler wants to kill my brother.
Jimmy Butler is a god.
He wants crowns.
E think it's going Game seven.
I'm going with the Lakers and seven, you know, Uh, but it's I mean, once you get to a Game seven.
Then it's anybody's game, right? Eyes.
Any anybody's e I wouldn't put it past Miami to take tonight's game.
Yeah, passing to take tonight's game s everybody if sin gets this wrong.
So you got Drew's Randall.
You got knocks and you got this.
Siri's gotta try effect of things that you guys control.
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