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Live from Staples Center - a stereo mix app

Talking Tech

06:13 min | 1 year ago

Live from Staples Center - a stereo mix app

"Talking Tech is brought to you by Wicks Dot com create and publish a stunning website all from one powerful platform go to wicks dot com to create your very own professional website today. That's W I x DOT COM and stay tuned after the show to here are you can take advantage of wick special offer for talking tech listeners. So what if there was an APP that would let you hear music the way you really should be hearing it at a live concert arena sports. He's well is called Matteo. I've got mark rucks Jason Pierre. He's just about to launch this APP into the Staples Center in Los Angeles and it's in a few other places will mark tell everybody what you've got. I walk can the door at staples center rock band A. B. or C. is playing. I opened up the APP and then what it'll say join mixed halo so we use the Wi fi I chip in your phone so that you can log onto a network but the network that you log onto is not connected to the Internet. It's a local network that we build in the venue so we hang effectively a bunch of wireless antennas around the venue. we plug a server into the soundboard and then you can choose and it depends on the band in how sophisticated indicated they wanna be you can choose the mix that you wanna hear so from Italica you could listen lars or james or kirk or anyone else in the band and you'd get this bias mix. If if you're in Vegas you can listen to the Steven Tyler mix or the band mix or you know some bands will reproduce the board mix which effectively is what you hear out of the PA a system but as a clean untouched mixed directly terriers are obviously you're putting your your Budzyn. You're putting your ear buds in and so once you log onto the Wifi network we effectively turn Wi fi in radio okay so the obvious question is you're sitting at the concerts about to start you want this mix. What am I paying for sort? it's free to consumers so we are we are working. on a couple different models one is we sell the hardware to the venue and they will do one of two things either while there's there's basically four problems that an operator wants to solve one is great fan experience so if you know the only tickets available available to a show and you know whatever your local venue is is a is kind of a crappy. you know nosebleed seats. You might not go because you're like the sound stinks. I have a bad sight line so a lot of people just want to sell those incremental seats the lawns at outdoor amphitheaters suffer from that problem. You're up in a lawn. You probably don't have good sound you might go for other reasons to have a picnic and just to be outside so number one is fan experience and lots of operators literally just want to create a high fan experience variance so they can sell more tickets that would be the KPI if they want to actually break even on the investment or start to monetize it in a way that offsets it It's pretty easy to imagine imagine a sponsor that comes in and sponsors the you know the live the clean livestream in any venue if you're in somebody's ears for two and a half hours alive event you can make the media mouth work you could also do things like seldom merchandise seldom tickets to the next show you can do all sorts of kind in-app ecommerce concessions Sion's etc so that's that's Kinda the second phase you want to actually make money or break even then you you look at sponsorship as a way to do it and you look at ecommerce in the APP I think with music what we're trying to do is create kind of an HD experience for your ears and if you download the APP and do the simple demo that's in the APP you'll see what you're listening into as an audience member to show actually sounds a lot worse than it does if you could listen to a mix halo mix and it's a little bit like Hd. We used to watch sports on TV fifteen years ago when it was fine. TV's got bigger and flatter and a look better and then all of a sudden hd came out in Jefferson buys at eighty one and watch the game in hd or not. You look look at me like that's not really a question. It's the same thing for music so for music it really is clarity. HD you know we're solving a problem that people don't know that that they have yet but once you go through this you'll realize that it's real all you have to do is listen to wish you were here by incubus and it's right there in the it sounds great yeah thanks banks and it's super breezy and you know a lot of people say we need a better demo and I think people that do really complicated demos or kind of hiding the problem a little bit that's very simple demo and it comes across pretty pretty clear I think with sports different paradigms altogether so fifty percent of people's experience watching sports at home is audio so if you're watching in a football game or a baseball game there somewhere between six and ten minutes of action that takes three hours to unwind so a lot of what gets you through one of those games is the caller commentary sports like boxing and others have a whole bunch of back story about the people that you lose when you go to the match each mark Robson Halo thanks so much feeling in. I know a lot of people would love to hear better sound at the news and I bet they're really going to get out of this. Thanks for talking with us. I'm Jefferson Graham. You can find me on twitter at Jefferson Graham. Market people have more questions about Michaela. How did they had they can amy about Mark M. A. R. C. AT MC SAILOR DOT COM pretty easy? Thanks again for listening. Everyone thanks talking tech is supported by WICKS DOT COM if you're ready to build your own website. There's no better place to get started started than wigs dot com. Whether you're promoting your business showcasing your work opening your store or starting a blog. Anyone can create a professional website with wicks six. 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On Postponed Games & Possible Outcomes

Fox and Faust | LA Kings

38:02 min | 6 months ago

On Postponed Games & Possible Outcomes

"You're listening to an LA kings podcast for more episodes of this and every other kings program visit L. A. Kings Dot com slash podcast from the Rob Kelley. Podcast loft in Playa Vista California. And from the what's your what's your podcast situation over there. Jim This is from the Lube. Amir Vishnu Hospital. Lubo annexed off to the side. Nowhere TO BE FOUND. Studio Vote for Louisville it is Fox and faust the podcast. I will admit Jim. That I- jinxed it because I said at the end of the last podcast that when we came back in when we did another episode would be a normal episode. We'd be talking about hockey issues and clearly. That's not the case. Because we're all holed up in Containment and quarantine at the moment. So I apologize for Jinxing it. My fault play by play guys usually do that job. How have you been coping so far? I assume like most people. It's difficult circumstance. I'm just trying to take in as much information as I can My wife says I have been basically self quarantining at would you call it? We don't have any symptoms but we've limited our access to everything out side of the home on Suzy's been outside to get some groceries every once in a while. I had to make a delivery yesterday of some things but complete isolation from everything else. I will have to pick up some pharmaceutical drugs tomorrow. So have to do that through the drive through. Which is the way to do it. Nowadays as opposed to going to counter but just overall it's it's difficult time for everyone we just have to abide by what the updated information is on what they're trying to suggest in guide us to do because I think guide as the word because we were pretty much in new territory here so it may change daily. What they're asking for but just try to keep up to date. Yeah I'm in the same kind of situation here in our neighborhood where you know we've we've seen our neighbors just to have a little bit of social time but we're not exactly you know Sharing the same glass of wine at You know at dinner that we've shared and we've tried to support some of our local restaurants through takeout You know we're trying to see some friends. Avoid Large Groups You know we're we're avoiding anybody who might be vulnerable. Obviously we're not doing any travel Even though you know we initially we thought Oh this is an opportunity to to maybe go somewhere and then you know we realize it's probably not the best idea at the moment but overall just trying to stay busy That scene from the first day this thing came about. It seemed like all right. I'm GONNA drive myself and my wife stir-crazy Caroline and I are both trying to just do stuff like we organized things around the House and we've done some projects here there. I've been working on taxes. That are you know probably pushback. So that's taking a bit of my time but just trying to take our minds off of it and honestly not watching much TV. Because you're just going to be bombarded by everything that's going on. I feel like shutting ourselves out. Maybe reading a story here there about until it gets better. I I really don't want to bomb. Barred myself because otherwise. I'm GonNa feel worse writing when feel like the walls are closing in on a by you. Yeah you know what? I'm not as worried. Normally A to be completely honest. Talked about this man. The last week. Break in the all-star stir-crazy Not Finding myself with that. I'm finding myself with normal anxiety issues. Which can be bring you down. At times. I started thinking to the worst possible case scenario and things of that sort. That's just way line line works. I've been through it enough times to try to recognize when certain factors enter in and try to be adjusted. I think everybody's got some kind of anxiety. The moment may not ate. Don't blame anybody yet. That's what I'm going through Find Myself Not watching a lot of live TV. I do tune in to to the press conferences. But that's about it As your your senator. I WanNa make sure I'm updated. I think you bought a good on. I know we've done it Local businesses as much as possible from a mobile or call in or takeout to do that gift cards things of that sort gift certificates. I've already done that just as much as possible to see if we can help. I know that everyone is in the same boat. And I think that we're all looking to help each other here. That's that's the common factor and it is again just the way my head works. Start thinking about big big big picture issues and No normal isn't going to happen for awhile. I think that's the bottom line normal isn't going to happen for a while and like getting used to the fact that okay this is. This is the way it's going to be for a significant period of time. That that to me is you had to flip that switch in order to feel okay about situation even though this is far from okay right and that's you know. Look people are bringing up. The last time this happened was probably I mean I know they mentioned nine eleven but even beyond that just back into the first World War. We're called into action comes together now. The difference. This time I think we're seeing is that there is one common enemy as opposed to nationalities or countries The commonality is this virus again. I'm not stating people don't know but I'm going through what's going through my head right now on how you know people were call to action to to fight something now. People are in call to action to actually back off before it was get involved now. It is not getting involved. That's the irony and that's where you're you know that's that's where the new where new territory you know but just now writes. All of those things are coming bigger picture. You know. That's why we should why we should be helpful. Exactly exactly hurtful now. I want to get back to last week. I can't believe we're taping this on Wednesday march. Eighteenth I I'm sure you feel the same way I cannot believe. It's only been one week. Since last Wednesday night Kings Senators. What was kind of a surreal night anyway? Given that we kind of had an idea going into that game that might be the last game played with fans we were all bracing in fact. We had a meeting the next day the next morning scheduled to try to come up with in brainstorm ideas for how to keep content interesting. And maybe you know take advantage of a situation where there are no fans in the building. What different stories can we tell? We were already bracing for for something like this and then forty five minutes before puck drop we see the news from the NBA. I don't know about you but that's about as shaken as I've felt going into a broadcast. Any kind of just what are we? What are we doing here right? You know the the entire league the size of the NBA which is multiples Bigger than the NHL just said we're we're done and we're playing a hockey game here. I don't know about you. You just seemed like such a weird night in so many different ways. Yeah it certainly was. I think to me and you know you happen to you. At the same time on our phones when we received the cancellation notice of the meeting the following day so to me definitely a alert that we would not. I just felt right then that we would not be moving forward with any more games than we would be joining the NBA in the postponement of their season. I think that without someone telling me that was very obvious Doing that game. The only thing I can again I don't mean to anyone. I'm just trying to enter as much dialogue as I can. But the last time. I remember feeling the same way during the broadcast while I was be nineteen ninety-one yeah Desert Storm started. I believe we were in Hartford. That Hartford was still around that. Thank so and I remember that you know just going through your mind. Probably the same thing the other night was we have a game to do. But no one's watching the game. No one cares about the game. Let me put that. They're a lot of people are watching because they're trying to get away from exactly they're going around in the world but Certainly right away to me. The importance of the game was completely decreased so we were hearing stories. Hartford about what was going on back then. The technology vs we're on in the background. We could see the visuals from from the Middle East. What was happening there so you guys were watching the TV's and kind of seeing it unfold as the game was going. We had prior to Wednesday's game. We had the president who had a press conference sitting. It was about Nine o'clock Eastern time and everybody in the media room kinda crowded around watching it and that and that struck me even then it again it seemed like a significant thing and wasn't nearly as as startling as when the NBA cancer or not canceled but suspended their season. But that to me was also A. Where were you when this happened moment? 'cause that feel that felt different that that felt like. I'm sure that you're describing. You know where okay world events are. This is a huge change. We had a rehearsal. Go Two yup to start the broadcast and I know I got there about fifteen minutes late night. He said I think I walked into the book. You relate to. Yeah you just. We were watching it together and I just said Hey. I think everyone's GonNa understand why As we were catching up with the right the president's address in news conference of that sort so he asked but once the game started. I think everything was kind of you know it just flowed normally right but there's no question if you WANNA talk about focus. Focus was not on the game. Certainly in this in this adhere. The players admitted as much too and Tom mcclelland. Said after the game that like e because everybody saw the news everybody was in the room You know and and word travels fast. I get the sense that players kind of knew what was going on and that this might be their last game least with normalcy for a long while I I would find that very difficult because having played and then now broadcasting. I think that the level of focus playing is much sharper. You have to be honed in much more than on a broadcast. Certainly have the same things going on but again I think because of the physical nature of hockey you're trying to avoid physical contact or at least get open and get away from guys. Your focus has to be there. And if that Wayne's will then certainly the opportunity for injury rises and things of that sort worthy broadcasting you can get away with it you can fake it easier. If that's the way you can put it too but yeah I would imagine. It was very difficult employers to have that in the back of the mind and then go and execute like they get to that end. You know. We're we're looking at sports being at the forefront because I I know this was and I'm GonNa Speak. Personally I was the type of person saying Oh this whole idea of shutting down everything's alarmist and let it die I wrote for La Kings Dot Com. Basically how I went from this isn't a big deal. Why is everybody panicking to in that instant saying okay? This is now serious and I. It seems to me because I was on my couch the next day watching as one by one all the College Basketball Tournaments ended. I turned on expecting to watch the Big East and the the ACC tournaments and the big east actually started playing. They played a half of their game. Saint John's and Creighton. I was watching thinking. What must it be like to be in Madison Square Garden? At this moment knowing everything is kind of crashing. Down around you sports was at the forefront of this and I get the sense around the nation. It was kind of a similar thing to where. Yeah this is a this is a nuisance and this is something that's going on. Yeah Wash your hands. Be Careful da but it really didn't impact daily life until sports lead the way and I know talking to my parents. They had theater tickets. That got canceled. Everything else got cancelled. We saw concerts but sports was at the forefront. We had the fact that we had a an athlete. Tests positive really started ringing the alarm bells and and Tom. Hanks had the same announcement that night. That to me was the start of this major turnabout but I think again the bigger picture to me and again sometimes I feel like I'm stating the obvious but sometimes you don't think about it. Is that in sports. We watch them do their job. Most other people ninety nine percent of the world does not have a camera on them while they're doing their job so when it hits sports everyone else is watching as opposed to a restaurant shuts down. There's no cameras there you hear about it but you don't see him a CPA going into work to do taxes. Maybe his firm is allowing them to work at home. But we don't see that the cameras are not on them. It's not being broadcast. The general public sports is being broadcast to the general public. And then it's not there anymore. It's gone it's something that You know. Try to replace as much as possible as much as I'm trying to you know take this seriously to you. Know I'm also thinking of it like and you had the real good perspective on this too because of the two thousand four two thousand five. Nhl Lockout And obviously you know completely different circumstance but that was a year in which there's dread that okay we may not play. We may not play and then the entire season is wiped alley. What kept you occupied during that lockout and I'm thinking this could be instructive to fans in a world where there without sports for an extended period of time. Well I can say this I in the first thing that got does come to mind for me is. This is how well. Ag took care of us. I mean there was a certain amount of time where we receiving our full benefits in pay and then of course they had the cut the cut as far as I can remember down to twenty five percent of your pay or you still have full benefits similar things. We're hearing about now that the federal government is going to have to do to make sure that businesses stay afloat or individuals. Were able to carry on our our. Our company was doing that. So that made you feel at ease more than some other some other ones. We're not every company has a different structure and some are stronger than others so maybe others could not do with. Ag Did for us so that and how how hellish them bowling bowling only my wife Susan. I went bowling just about every single day. Your Lock Ridge and then we walk on the beach every day own stuff like that so and then the back of your mind is gonNA come back at. It's completely cancelled. Then then all the next season might be in jeopardy. You're already thinking that far ahead. No we're hoping now that what we're seeing from other countries so that if we can slow it down than the opportunity to get back to operating get it. It ain't GonNa be normal while I like that word operating on Talkradio might happen For the start of next season but we don't know that it's changing. Everything is updating. So I mean are. Are you bracing yourself? I don't Wanna get ahead of things here because I know the League is Looking at all the scenarios. And they're looking at you know what's happening around the world and you know how the how this crisis is evolving. But like are you already bracing yourself for? This is going to be an extended period of time without not only hockey but without all sports until we can get things sorted out Yeah again my mind always works to the worst case scenario. So that's something I try to get a handle on but I I'll be honest with you alex. I have not been thinking of sports at all. I'm just thinking of Society States Canada. My family up there. That's that's all I'm not thinking about. I'm reading more on going through the Netflix and Amazon. And all that and try to figure out things like that just trying to preoccupy rate for me I workout. Regimen is very important walk now. I don't have access to that so I'm going to youtube and finding the Because I I can't do high impact on my knees hips. I can't run so have to find a way to do that so just going online there on on Youtube and put it on the TV. I've apple TV. So I watch that do work out that way so all those little things right now right now if I were to say my focus is completely off of the giant was proposed playoff scenario. That came out the other day and I think it was very interesting. I think this one is this the one where they restart in August. Is that what the one I saw was? Just you know just about everyone was involved in the first round which is one one game in the next round. Move to three three and five and then it was four to seven. I'm not exactly sure when it was starting again. That was about three days ago. I saw that so that might be I would assume yes I would assume there's not gonNA be any regular season Ryan Jr play. I could see a scenario this this is just. I could see it where they get it down to four teams. The top two teams in each conference logistic semifinal series play. I think if we can do it even if it's no fans involved as far as live crowd. There's way to try to get that televised whether it's August whether it's September whether it's no October I think you certainly want to crown champion but I have not thought of that at all. I'm just expressing it right now based on something I've seen I thought of it at all. I'm thinking about my job. Your job every job guy who works at her local restaurants you bring me on the witness staff waitstaff or Stacey people the People at Staples Center which we had firsthand Glenn down the elevator after the Gloria wants to know just talking to the elevator operator and of course they're worried they'd just heard that the NBA had cancelled their games. Most everyone felt the same staple center all of a sudden. It's going to be dark right Nba Nhl think of all the concerts and everything that that go on there and prevent prevent people. Oh Yeah it's not like they have A. I assume it's not salaried right as soon as the paycheck based on the event they do so. That's not many teams in many sports have come together and established funds to try to get through lake. Put IT OFF A couple months. Two months three months four months six months whatever it is and then everyone will be ready to go. Lakers the clippers and the kings have actually all pulled together as well This was announced a couple days ago that they're going to pay workers for lost wages through the end of the regular season so all the regular season sports states that were at staples center the Lakers Clippers and kings have all established a fund. So that all the you know the the workers who are there on a per event basis. We'll get paid through mid April Which may not sound like much in the grand scheme of things but it helps a ton especially if you're like many of the workers there who mostly do the sports season like they're they're busy time of years just like ours is during the winter months at Staples Center and that will help a lot to kind of make things whole Obviously a lot of people were expecting postseason for the Lakers and clippers in particular but You know every little bit helps there. The other thing that I saw as well Staples Center back on March thirteenth. This was kind of right after everything. Shutdown donated seven thousand pounds of food. That would have been wasted after the suspension of events of the arena They donated to the midnight mission and the La Mission. Men's center both located in downtown Los Angeles and that's GonNa go along way towards Helping people out as well so And and like you said I think eight G. has stepped up to the plate. And it's so early in the process but I think they've made it clear like we will take care of our people and that's about it again. I find myself at home now. Going what is important trait? What do I need to take care of? Do you need now while it's little things like okay. There's milk in the fridge right. There's actually two jugs milk in the fridge. Make sure you drink one simple things like that. That has an expiration date near as opposed to far I know that we've all stocked. Most people have stocked up. So now you're starting to ration. I'm starting to think about that. I think that our supply chains will be kept alive and no grocery store. That's the great thing all this. It's not a war right we were. I mean it's a war in a certain sense because we're at war with a virus but you know supply chains are okay. You know we see lines in the grocery store but it's because everybody wants to stock up you know I'll that's you know those types of things. What's what's I think. You don't never want it to be right this bunch. I think every once in a while you are facing that make you think about what is Yup and you know what phase now I know for my generation. I'm thirty one and our generation in in many respects hasn't had to make many sacrifices. We are living with the most technologically equipped activities and you know our conveniences that have ever been known to man. We haven't made so many sacrifices as a generation yet. This is our turn. This is our time to be strong. Historical context you brought up World War One how about World War? Two here rationing air raid drills mean realistically since eighteen sixty five. We've never fought a war in the continental United States. This is as close as it comes so I'm looking at it like okay. I will do my part. I will make sacrifices. You know I I will try to bring levity to situation where I'll have friends You know in in a very small group. Let's let's try to get it through together. You know if we need to go further and completely isolate we will do that but I know that you know. The sacrifices will have to be made by everybody. This is not just us that everybody is going through it. I've heard I've heard it called upon by government officials at that he was put the of course the World War. Two generation consider the greatest generation. Now it's up to the millennials to help them. Because of younger people are less susceptible may not get symptoms may still be carriers. So that's why you have to. You have to sacrifice. You can't go see your parents now. Right awful about them. But Yeah I feel awful. Always types of things are are at the forefront right now and there's different perspective I mean I'm I'm thinking of retirement your starter so our lives at our perspectives are completely different now. I'm not thinking about anytime soon but certainly I met on the back nine as they say. You're on the front nine so That's that's a completely different perspective. You know I'm sure some of the priorities you have in. Your mind are different than the priorities I have in my mind. I do want to bring up to hockey things Kind of before we close here one. Is You raised an interesting point of fitness and being out and about and You know that you're limited because you you're very much a gym rat you love to do it every single day you get your workout in you crush the elliptical that's not available to you. I'm thinking of all the players as well. And if there is a resumption to the season let's say that this is an extended period of time where there is a little bit more self isolation. Here you've got these high performance athletes who are used to a summer conditioning routine who are working with people To to try to stay in as much game shape as possible and I don't know how many of these guys have a Peleton at home to try to keep the conditioning up. But I I'm wondering how that impacts restarting the season and the fact that maybe we don't want to do this right away because it will be more challenging to get that up and running in a short period of time or is it more challenging over the long haul. Because you're you lose that conditioning. So fast we talked about the ten daybreak right and how guys have been getting hurt over that after that ten daybreak is done because they lose a little bit of that conditioning. I'm curious how are these players going to stay in any kind of reasonable game shape? Yeah I I think that you know use of equipment. No ellipticals bikes weights and things of that sort has been minimized over the last few years. Where no athletes now? I watch our strength and conditioning. People they go through complete workouts where they feel that they're getting the cardio they need. They're getting muscle tone. They need as far as and without even touching a machine. This is all just your own body. Weight might have voiced an elastic bands. That they use to create tension things of that sort but very minimal and they're able to get the cardio goal on. They're able to do all that stuff. But you're not skating and you're not pushing your body to the exactly what needs to be done so they'll stay in shape but yes a I know. Originally when they were talking about coming back it was they. Were GonNA kinda approach it like a normal start to a season where they would allow players to voluntarily get together for about a week period? You know seven days or so and just kinda skate on their own. Then move themselves into so the recognizing the fact that this will have to be gradual but a point well made where they don't have the normal facilities that they would leading up to it at least this time here. I assume there are a lot of players that have a gym at hold and equipment at home. But that's not everyone. I'm thinking of like ally the kings of a lot of relatively new players. You Know Rookies. Who are on their first contract. Who are you know just kind of getting into it? Yeah exactly sharing apartment. They don't have a lot of guys with a home and they can set aside room and have a workout room. Don't have all the equipment there but I don't think that would be available to. That's that's what makes me think that it's going to be a little bit of a longer process or alternatively if we if we wanna take an optimistic tack that if everybody is able to practice social distancing if everybody is able to isolate if we can slow this down the whole flat in the Curve Concept Right. If everybody's able to do that well then maybe for those players who have not been impacted by this And to those staff that would be able to open a rink or a workout facility who have tested and they keep an isolation if if there are a lot of ifs here then maybe you'd be able to get guys to be able to work out and skate and do something but it seems like it's going to be a long while. I I saw proposal and I know we're we're kind of you know we're we're there all these proposals around of how to restart it but you know once suggestion. I heard that the players had come up with this is on. Tsn The other day that if you re start the season do it in you know late. August September or something like that. Finish this year war. The Stanley Cup have a one month off season. Bang right back the hockey. It would be a really long year extremely long year and there would have to be. I'm sure some sort of load management issues that would come in even for next year. Let's be honest if this rate because of the potential loss of conditioning. But I have a hunch that the that the league especially knowing they would much rather Complete something rather than having to stop and restart again. This will go along in the summer. I'm already bracing myself and preparing. This is our off season right now right here. This is the off season and wrapping your head around. That makes it feel a little bit better than just. Ooh were waiting. Oh another day without hockey though. It's this is for me the offseason. I think that's the way it will be. I think they do jump back into it. I mean I could see it happening where they would play a playoff in the latter part of two thousand twenty. The current calendar year that I could see a shortened season for the following season. Although they would play you know instead of playing till June they would play till August. But you're still only getting in fifty six regular season games to play a full playoff note so I can sell all the different scenarios are out there. I think it's just all we just have to wait to see what the current time gives us no doubt than again. I think because sports does involve on the normal circumstances the gathering of large crowds in one dense building. That's where it differs so no other people may be able to return to their normal work under normal circumstances Compare to the twenty thousand people getting together at the same time. Yep I agree and I'll close with this. I'll leave you one word but I just before your final thoughts here part of the reason why we're doing this part of the reason why we're in. Isolation was the announcement yesterday that an Ottawa. Senators player had tested positive. Last place they played was in Los Angeles and imagine if on this long homestand Things started to spiral for our teams. If we WANNA be selfish at this moment in time and say you know what maybe this was the right call for our for our guys and every every team is looking out for their own players in the health and safety of their staff every this might have been the time so as as crazy as it was to suspend everything in one night. I think we saw much like the League did how this could spiral out of control and with that the any any final thoughts here before we wrap them just the same follow the guidelines as much as possible understand that those guidelines made change on a daily basis based on new information that they are gaining. And how they're comparing that to what's happened around the world and is a new model was an old model models may change so I know that the it does become creates more uncertainty when things change but since they are collecting data for the first time. New Case Scenarios. I think we just have to live by those guidelines on daily basis certainly No we still see the gatherings Known Down Spring break in on the beach and stuff like that. That's going to have to be eliminated. I think that if it gets to the point where the government officials do have to step in. I think that would be what they need to build. A whole bunch of there is a whole bunch of you know. Britain is Kinda taking a different approach right now so you know four months of isolation for people seventy and over right then having almost not saying normal but other people just kind of go about their daily lives not abnormal. But there's different things going on but we're in the United States. I think I'm very confident that we have the world's best medical people and when they give a guideline I'm GONNA follow it. Washing Your Hands Zach. That's the first thing that we've got all those little little. Little things eliminate the chance for something bigger so you have all the guidelines. That's all I'm going to try to keep. The mind is is occupied as possible. The chance to review chance to learn more things chance to get out there and compile things chance to things that we wouldn't normally have time to do so that won't be do. Come out of this will be that much more because the other things will already be taken care of no doubt. I'll I'll close with this. This is going to be hard for all of us and not just for the reasons that we're involved in professional sports team. It's it is going to be hard for all of us and I hope that in some ways we can come back soon to provide a distraction because this is not going to go away anytime soon realizing that the situation is dire. We may not be able to do that for a little while. But we're we're living in twenty twenty with the conveniences of modern technology that allow us to to put this together for you and try to continue to put things together to You know at least stay in touch. And lighten the load that everybody is facing right now and at the end of the day. Take CARE OF YOURSELF. Take care of your family. Try to keep as much of a positive outlook as possible. It is hard it is really really hard to do that. With everything going on but To the extent that you can you know take mental health breaks every once in a while. Go for a walk outside check in on a neighbor It will help in the long run if we all do our part but Jim I appreciate you being able to be via scar. Oh yeah thanks to Jesse for putting together every our producer Jesse Cohen. Getting this setup for you guys And we will be in such. We will have more for you. I'm sure in the Weeks and hopefully not months. But I'm assuming it's going to be months but we will have more. Don't worry and we hope that we hope that you stay safe through this whole process. Thanks for listening everyone.

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In The Shed w/ Dave Joseph

The Reigny Day Podcast | Ontario Reign

1:02:29 hr | 3 months ago

In The Shed w/ Dave Joseph

"You're listening to an LA kings podcast for more episodes of this and every other kings program visit l.. A. Kings Dot com slash podcast. You're listening to the rainy day PODCASTS, the official podcast of the Ontario Reign with your hosts, Cameron, close and Zach duly now it's time to get in Bob Pau. PODCAST is back how you doing Zach Rainy Day on the road for you here I am I. Am on the road? I went on a plane. I went on a Delta flight I am in Michigan. We're here for about a week and a half or so celebrating fourth of July with Meredith's family in her birthday is actually today which it won't be today by the time you hear this, but so we're celebrating that and it's her father's birthday. They have the same birthday. What a gift from you to give a shout out on the Rainy Day podcast. Get a gift I. Don't do yeah, you're right. I did get her a gift. I I don't usually do shouts like ever, but I'm just telling you why I'm here, so it's not as much show. Believe me, she not listening zone. But. But? Yes, so we're out here. In Michigan I took a plane I gotta say I never felt safer i. like everything you could smell the cleanliness. Lax was very busy, but then we flew through Detroit in that was. Empty so I did see a man in l.. A. X.. Wearing a full has met suit with love. It looked like it was the guys who came in when they call it twenty three Nineteen Monsters Inc in. They're all. They've got the whole fe. She'll that's. The whole nine yards he had going on so I thought that was accessible, but I thought I would get irritated as the first flight was four hours. Or so to Detroit, and then the second one is just like a puddle jump. But I thought I'd get irritated in the mass all time. It didn't bother me. I kept it on, and you know never had a problem there and I love flying I like I really enjoy it. I think it's a great as long as I have a I like the window if I have the aisle. That's fine whatever? The window. Guys well, yes. Did they eliminate middle seats? Yes, so. That was awesome. It was a luxury going in that bore hour. Flight I I was so excited I had all the movies to choose from. There was no one sitting next to me. It was just great, and it was very clean day. I love the way they do another handout instead of going down the aisle with the drinks and stuff. They just need you a bag. That has a water bottle. A smaller one, but it's you know who cares a couple of snacks, a Napkin and like little one time hand sanitizer. It's great. They just handed to you. Get water anyway so I would rather that they just did that. I I hope they never go back. I mean that's that sounds just better anyway. You get like little gift bag. I mean I'm okay if they come around with beverage cart, because obviously you know some sometimes i. do like to get something. That's not water I. Mean I won't go on a flight without my own large bottle of water anyway, but I mean it just sounds so much easier and better for everyone I'm to wait for the guy who is asleep did not answer you for ten minutes about do they want pretzels or peanuts when they're sleeping like? Beyond Right Lakes obviously. I don't I don't want pretzels. conked out here. Just want to sleep, but yeah, that sounds even better. You just get a little gift bag. You can eat it if you want it if you don't you don't and I'm. GonNa go. Better much better situation I, you know I felt healthy felt safe, so it's a luxury right now, and it's definitely going to stink when we go back to having middle seats I watched the newest star wars hadn't seen it so finished off the ninth movie. That is all right those good. I get entertain me. It was a little long I'm suicide. I have not seen the new. I've seen the first six. I haven't seen the new three Oh. You haven't seen any of the new ones now. Okay? Interesting when they came out with the set I guess technically seven just going in order right right when they came out with with seven I thought it was great that they're doing great things the last tour. Cash grab. I mean he thought takes. Put out a movie every year and Mandal oriented and I thought it was finally I you know what I watched on, the plane kept me entertained flight. Sign of the Moon, I love I love flying like I just I as long as everything is, is to my liking, and I'm flying during the day than you can design and watch a movie and you can be lazy. It's an excuse to be Lazy other than that Zach the big news to talk about is the La Kings have the second overall pick. Will Likely select either Quinton by field or Tim's. Based on what everybody talks about La- frontier will probably go number. One left Rania left. That's the worry about it now, yeah! But it doesn't matter. You never know he could drop. You never know the kings could trade off, but that's projected. Wise, it's it's either stood solar by field by field is like the coolest name ever Quinton Poynton Life Failed Assegai one on the team so special ops new harmed. It's just sounds cool sounds like a pilot. Couldn't it's a cool name name so as Tim? Sutil Kinda like it's. Kinda cool name so I was watching the lottery, and I was thinking back to our podcast. It was probably a month or two months ago when we we kinda debated the Lottery Yup, and it was funny, because both of our points of why we liked or disliked, the lottery came true because I was watching it and I'd be lying if I. said it wasn't exciting in it wasn't. Wasn't fun to be watching it. Obviously, it benefited need interview with the Kings wanting the kings to win so exciting that they moved up, which was pretty much. Your entire point was that it created excitement for the fans, but at the same time you see a team that will have a chance to compete for the Stanley Cup. Get the number one overall pick, which proved my point. It's kind of like both of our. Points of why we liked is lottery came true at the same time? which was which is weird, but you? There's almost other me. It does bother me and I you know I said it before I. Do not believe that. In the same couple of months span, you should have a chance to compete for hockey's ultimate prize in also have a chance at the number one overall package. It just doesn't feel right to me. It's funny once. Once they you know they always go down until they get to one and two, and then they number one I do it every year and I felt like I was excited that the kings number two, but I felt so short changed when they flipped over that Cardi was the NHL. You gotta be kidding me like this sticks. I was so I was just hoping. That, it was going to be the Kings, and now I feel short-changed. Funny, because if it beforehand, you're like. Oh, we'll give you. We'll give you number two. You don't have to watch. It's like Dutt. Sign me up right now. Number two I don't care like the odds were so heavily slanted the other way that the king more to. It was about about nine percent that they'd pick for second three. They're all between nine hundred percent, so the odds were slanted that the kings would have picked worse than number two. Had you just done a lottery as it was? But still like you in the moment, unlike damn I wanted one I felt the I feel gypped. If a Jeff, then you know I can't speak for Lucan Rob, but watching them on their yet like I, think we all felt so bittersweet, so double edged sword about it like all right probably should have been number five. If the odds it held true or or six meteors, the best five and six were like it was like sixty percent need. Like. You're right. That's a good way to say you give me number two. I'm very happy abundant. But Yeah, you definitely feel shortchanged when you get there and you know what stinks, too. Is that the NHL ago kind of looks like the Kings logo. There for a second I was like. But then I forgot the black and white shield. That stink I. Wonder How they're going to pick the first one because there's no anticipations, just they're gonNA. Flip over one card. It's just going to be a team. So I Yeah, and that's not even going to happen for. Two months at the least so. Creates another event for the NHL on. Do it at the draft five minutes before it starts. That'd be awesome. Hysteria. Relation led a big banner fall. In. The consolation for getting the chance to play for the cup is that you also don't know if you have the first overall pick until you're on the clock. Minutes to prepare. Failures Scouts on the phone. Who knows where you guys? I love it yeah. The wrinkle dance anticipation. Rocked. The said imagine like. assuming it's like what was in the city like imagine that leg. There's no as it. Yes, but yeah, you know one ads chance the top pick like that'd be. It is tough just to think that Pittsburgh could get back. Over all the you know, there's a lot of other teams that could very well get the first over. Like Pittsburgh is a bonafide contender. Will happen fence instead of fourth. You're right, and it's not that out of the realm of possibility. The lightning got swept last year. and. We talk odds on favorite to win the cup. So you're like. Let's say that something like that happened. You're talking about a team like the lightning getting the first overall pick and we talked with Mike. McKenna I believe it was now episodes ago about a five game series. The better team can lose like Pittsburgh plays. Montreal Montreal has carry price. You're telling me it's so out of the realm that carry price could get hot for three games and beat the pants like that's not at all crazy. In a five game series like anything goes, it dramatically increases the odds of the underdog being able to pull the upset. home-ice advantage is gone. For, these Games, so you lose home ice right away. If you're the higher seed, so there's no advantage to being the higher seed, minimal advantage to being hired to get your last change and whatnot, but. Eludes the crowd. You lose that side of it like very. The upset are much higher. In this sense I wonder? While I don't want it, this is. Just me thinking. Frozen envelopes, and what do you want to happen? I think Montreal is GONNA lose. They're going to get this kid because he's from Quebec, and he'll be like the saving grace for the Canadians like that's. That's the story right that's. It's weird, because like you always look at this and you're like the NHL. This is the perfect situation for the NHL. Get to host another event, but also like this is what the odd said like. The draft lottery says that a playoff team had better odds than Detroit of getting the sack, not one of them, but all eight playoff find. The field had better odds than Detroit picking. So like you. You look at it that way you have to imagine. The NHL is pumped that this happened also like this is what the draft lottery is. It's designed for this to happen. I would've pumped if it would have been number. Two in the kings have been number one, but that's just me, so did you before we before? We head into our interview here? Did you see the scenario where the New York Rangers could have? Both won the Stanley Cup and picked first overall. They have to for the Rangers has. Carolina's I in their own first. Carolina and the Rangers play in the first round. The Rangers picked up. They get from Carolina. Is the worst pick of Carolina and Toronto so for the Rangers have gotten that scenario. They would've devastated to win the Cup They also would have needed to playoff teams to win the lottery so one and two. Or one to three. And then they would have needed Toronto to lose in the First Round Hood Toronto's pick is top ten protected. So Toronto then would have kept their pick if they were in the lottery than the Rangers would have Gotten Carolina's first overall pick because Toronto's top ten would stay with beliefs, and then the rangers would have had to win the cup, so they projected the odds of being about one in thirty, six thousand that this happened. In a no longer can have been the ultimate situation of chaos. That would have been cool I would I would loved it. It was like crazy about it. They of I was like man I want the kings to pick, but like this is Kinda funny to. Thirty six thousand. Now is like the odds of the Rangers winning five playoff series beliefs getting upset in the first-round, and then to play teams getting one into doing yeah. That's funny. That's really funny. Well crazier things. crazier things have happened in sport. Nonetheless, let's head right into our interview and we'll come back and talk about athletes. Get some good discussion. Great debate on the Rainy Day podcast always, but probably it'll be very amicable will talk to you again after this interview. Gabe Joseph is the announcer for the loss Angeles kings and the Ontario Reign, a man of multiple hats. Any joins us now, Dave, how are you? I'm good there. Large hats, actually seven and five eighths, because my head is so enormous. If you've if you've never seen, this is why. I, do PA announcing because of a face made for announcing radio, but my head is gigantic, and I don't mean that in like an arrogant way I mean like. Physically have a very large head. So when you say I wear many hats. They're hard to find because my head is so big. Just want to kick off the podcast by saying that and thank you for having me on the rainy. Day podcast I've been waiting for you guys to ask and now I'm I'm. At a loss for words, because I finally get to be on with Cam and Zach duly the pride of Marist, College. How the pride of Mara's called tells you. How, many great people went there kind of. went to. Talk. I love it second. Pick in the draft I find it interesting that you mentioned your hat size. You must have gotten a little tip off about the rainy day. MERCH line coming out. I think you'd probably want some free gear, so we'll have to keep that I'm not saying I'm looking for that, but if free gear were thrown my way, I would certainly take it I'm all I'm all about Ontario. Rain Swag love urine influent your an influencer. It would probably make this stuff. Fly off the shelves. I'm all for that, and if you could find a hat that fits me all, wear it. Let's start out with question number one. Would you rather dave and we're going to do this for the Kings game, so actually know for both kings. An rain would young rather have to stand for the entire games that you do from. Let's say puck drop to final Buzzer, and that includes intermission so in the penalty box everything you. Do. You have to be standing the entire time? And it won't affect any fans behind you so I don't WanNa. Your Man of the people I don't want you worrying about obstructed views or Your moved out of the penalty box and you're now doing both P. A. announcing from the press box in both venues. I would absolutely one hundred percent. STANDI entire game interesting you like being in the penalty box. That much I love it and you know the funny part is. It's funny. Bring up because a lot of the P. announcers. We have this conversation all the time and I can just imagine the wacky conversations that we have P announcer. TAP right around the league, but That is the topic of conversation. Some guys absolutely love doing from the press box I am not one of those guys. If they said to me, we'RE GONNA. Move Your seat from center ice between the penalty boxes to the press box. Man, that would be That'd be a blow because first of all I've never done any kings games other than. The Stadium Series Game Dodger Stadium I did that from upstairs. And that was a nightmare that was a complete nightmare, so I can't imagine doing that. Every single game that being said a lot of the guys that I talked to a lot of the around the League have have told me they like the convenience of having a bathroom nearby. They liked the convenience of having food and snacks, and all that kind of stuff nearby, and they like the comfort of their own little booth up above I'm not one of those guys I wanna be in the ass as they say down below enjoying. First hand action referee conversations player conversations as they get you know posing penalties. I like to be right in the middle of everything and I. Don't think. I well, I know I, wouldn't I wouldn't like to be removed from all that and be up above so I would absolutely without question. Unequivocably irrevocably the big words for me. I would rather stand the entire game Yep I'm going with that. Those are the two biggest words ever used on the rainy. Day podcast. Probably some incorrectly, also the level of education we're. We're not used so I went to Hofstra so she duly. If you didn't go to marriage. If you set your sights higher, you went to Hofstra University in New York. You may know those words actively. That's all I'm saying. I was accepted into hostile into the honors college, not a big deal. But I was there as my safety school I decided not to go, but. So when you're when you're, go ahead for the record. I did not have safety schools I add schools there was we. That is a concept foreign to me. When you're when you're in the booth, Dave in the in the press box or the penalty box. Excuse me is. Is it because you think it would just kind of like? Lower your experience as a Pa Guy, or do you think it wouldn't? Make it that much harder for you to to be able to do it. Because a lot of what you read is off script, you know the PA announcements and stuff, but the stuff fits live in the moment that would make it that much harder to be up top then you know being there in top of the action. I think it would because because there are on any given night whether it's a rain game, there's eight nine thousand people in the building or kings game, and there's seventeen eighteen thousand people in the building. They're right on top of you there behind chewed surrounding you and for me anyway, I feed off that vibe I feed off that electricity I feed off the energy of a live crowd and I think if you're up above, it's hard to capture that and I think if you look at Staples Center specifically and where they put nick, Nixon, and where they put Bob Miller and now Alex Jim Fox eleven's. It's it's right in the middle of the crowd. They're not up above in the press box. Dare they're down. Below the the mid two hundred to three hundred section there for a reason and they scouted out those locations because. They can see from there, but being they can also get a feel for the crowd. If you're up above, it's kind of. It's a little bit harder to capture. Maybe Cam, you can speak on that from because of your broadcast position now Ontario, but I think as a piano, so you feel that energy coming from behind you surrounding you and for me anyway. I, feed off that I I live for that and I think I can convey that better from from being where I am between the penalty boxes at center ice. Spun on terriers. Great, the Kings have a great spot at Staples Center I heard once upon a time that they were originally going to put them in the top deck and Bob Miller said No. No like you need to change these plans. I'm being closer to this, and so they supposedly added that will spot the broadcast teams into the to hundreds of could be false, but I like to think it's true. It's a it's A. It's a cool story. Nonetheless. Okay Dave so I'm Gonna I'M GONNA. Get it out of the way earlier. Going to compliment in the Don expect a lot of people. Don't come onto the rainy day podcasts to be complemented, but. Once upon a time in Ontario last season. It was towards the end of a period in, and there had been a goal scored with. Let's say two minutes left whatever. And you were reading off the goal and seamlessly without even stopping in the middle of it you were able to. Say One minute ago sixty seconds or one minute remaining in the period whatever it is, and then keep going and reading the goal. And I said that was really impressive, and I think I told you after the game I was like I was very impressed at. That is a tough thing to do I. You're going and you were able to move that in very impressive I am not debating that you're good PA. Announcer, maybe a great one. You want to say I wanNA. Know though what the biggest mistake you've ever made in your mind like what's happened. What is the one that you you lose? Sleep over whether it was in your early years whether it was in Ontario or la. Is there something that comes to mind? Well first of all, thank you for the compliment because you're throw around compliments like manhole covers so i. Thank you cam, I appreciate those circuits joke, but you did say that after the game that's something that one instance and I've done that a couple of times that I learned from the late great. David Cody who took over for a at the Kings after he passed away and a lot of what I do now I learned from David, David was a fantastic announcer angels. Angels Lakers Clippers Kings, you name it. He or not Lakers clippers, angels, every team, which is talks, so I, learned a lot of things from David, and he taught me that he said I was your eye on the clock so before I go into a read like that. If there's a goal, read at the end of the period, I'll say oh, I can sneak in. This before the one minute, and then get to the one minute sometimes I'll wait and I'll do the woman at first, and then I'll do everything afterward, but if I think I can get it in and kind of keep an eye on the clock and work it all in I'll do that, so that's what I did in that situation. Thank you for that candidate that means coming from you The biggest well. Several screw ups I. Mean I'm I'm anything but perfect. That's for sure There have been several scripts. The the one that six with me to this day was not. Wasn't a screw up so much as it was I should have said no, and I didn't so so I think it was the where things and or where does. I can't even speak now and I'm not fluent in Spanish obviously. I can barely speak Spanish and there was a read that I had in the PA copy that was completely in Spanish. And I had practice several times before and I talked to some people who knew Spanish and they told me how to say the words, and I took Spanish in high school and college, so I do have some background, but I've not fluent in it whatsoever. And there was a break where there was a whistle, and it wasn't a commercial break. It was a media time out. It was just a break, and they were going to drop the puck some ten fifteen seconds later like they usually do. And and I was told to read this copy, which was all in Spanish and I got about. A sentence into it, and it was three or four sentences, and they dropped the puck. And I said not. What do I do? Of course I showed up because I don't WanNa talk while they're playing. And it was just the weirdest non-sequitur. Here's this guy out of nowhere in front of. Sixteen thousand people at Staples Center speaking Spanish. And I don't even know that anybody knew what I had said. was reads. Is that the the? I was laughing, but I've also mortified because I'm going. Where did that come from? And why didn't I have the come? I'm not blaming anyone be. Why didn't I have the common sense to say? This isn't GONNA fit here. Like normally I would say I'm not GonNa do that right now because it's just not gonNA fit. If it was an English, it wouldn't fit. But I tried to cram it in in Spanish thinking. Yeah I can work this in and then not even close, so everyone was like what did you just do? And I'm like well. I tried to read a Spanish some Spanish copy, but that didn't go very well. Because I'm not good at span anyway. I, like wake up having night sweats with that sometimes from like. Why did I do that? It seems like a little thing I know. You're probably looking for something big where I screwed up. Somebody name or a penalty goal or whatever and there are, there are many of those. But that one still sticks with me where I'm like. Why didn't I just have the common sense to say? No, we'll. We'll do that later. You know what I mean so. It's nobody's fault, but my own, but that one that one. Hurts me and there's a there was another one. For Yeah and sometimes you think back and you say maybe I shouldn't have done the other one that gets me is There was a guy that used to play for us and he had. Taken, a penalty and and. I said. The kings penalty is number thirteen Dan Costello two minutes for elbowing time in the penalty whatever? Course still a minor penalty for elbowing at whatever time and he looked at me and started yelling at me, and he said my name's Daniel and I said okay, but I'm thinking in my head. I didn't say this to him I. I'm thinking in my head. You know. Big, Home Dan Carso so I just said Dan and sure enough on the roster is Daniel, and I should have used his full name Daniel, and he started yelling at me about his name was Daniel and I, asked him profusely and I said you're right. You're right. You're right. I'm sorry I screwed it up so that one's sticks with me to was not anything that I tried to do. It just came office. It's like if you call me Dave instead of. Using it? Right. I would never I i. wouldn't say to somebody because. People call me Dave or David, but he wanted to be known as Daniel, and that was my fault, and that's the way he was. He was printed on the roster. And that's what I should so that sticks with me to. You know! What if that's it then I'd say you're you're batting? Listen that's not it. I could go on for hours of. Many things but. Through that that gives me getting the night sweats for sure you. You mentioned that you'll be on calls with. Announcers I assume there's kind of a like a brotherhood like a fraternity of it right or club, so you know it's like that with with broadcasters. It's like that with coaches. Do you find your niche and you go for graphic designers? We've talked about a lot on this show. They've got their own thing going on so I I'm curious what you're allowed to get away with. Because you know Zach and I release H. L. for why you gotTA, some small markets one minute to go in the period, and then everybody says thank you, and then sometimes the announcer will say you're welcome over the. So what and everybody's Kinda? Got Their own tricks like the bruins. Do the Ric flair thing and I remember the blues used to do bells after every goal. What are you allowed to do? And at what point does it? Is there a hard line on? Hey, you cannot add that much flare into this guy's got in trouble for doing too much, or is it kind of like? We know it when we see it that was that was too much additive. I think you I. Think you just hit the nail on the head I? Think you know when you see it. I've never been I've never been told. That's too much or don't do this or that other than. When the rain were an ach. L. Affiliate and I filled in doing some games for them several years ago before they the flip to the AHL We used to do that. Thank you. You're welcome with the crowd. And then once they made the move to the HDL. It was I was told that's not. We're not gonNA do that anymore. Because! It's the age and they don't want that now. I don't know who they is I don't know if it's the you know. It's the league want that because they do that. And some other markets and you know it works in the crowd likes it and people like it and and whatever? I was just told that we don't do that now. So I apologize to all the rain. Fans who who would likely you're welcome. after the thank you after the one minute I would love to do it. But again I was told that's not going to happen. On, Fan appreciation night or something stuck went in. I think I. Snuck going in this past season. Maybe it was it was it the All Star Game I think at one point but Ah Yeah, so so it's not ever said to me. Don't do this. Don't do that. We can't do it. It's almost like well if I say something one time. That's too much. They'll come to me I'm sure and say that was over the top. We don't want that to happen or whatever it might be That hasn't hasn't really occurred to this point so. I kind of take it as it comes, it's not I'm not listening. I'm not looking to push the boundaries. I'm not looking to to go way over the top. Yeah I go a little over the top just to try to capture the energy with with the Games but I'm not I'm not trying to do anything that's crazy over the edge. You know at the end of the day I'm a PA announcer I'm there to add to the game. I'm I'm there to capture the energy of the crowd and convey that back to the fans so I'm not looking to anything you know earth, shattering or ground breaking in terms of being. You know it's I'm there to to capture the spirit of the thing they say in Slapshot, and and hopefully I do that, but no one's ever said to me. Me No don't do that. Don't do this like in terms of using the players names, and how the players names and things like that. That's all stuff I've come up with myself, and sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't, but no one's ever said. Try this or do that. The kind leave that to me and I, and and I love that about the Kings. The rain is they give me that free rein. Pardon upon to do that on my own. Ge Ever, do something like You know how you say. Jonathan quicks name with you know the little emphasis on quick. I you know you put the pause in. Jeopardy do something like that and have the player coach be like. Why are you say my name like that? No, but I did have a former king. Tyler fully come up to me under bent one time and he. You're sitting at the bar and he said Hey I just wanted to say I really like the way you say my name I was. You would say it a lot more so the score more goals, which I thought was very funny. I was like eight awesome like that I think it was the first time anyone had ever said anything about saying their name to me and this was several years ago, but he was like. Yeah I love the way you say i. just wish I could score more, so you would say more often and I'm like that's awesome like a. it made me feel good, but be. It was like well. He's. He wants to get something done for the team here. He knows that he's got. You know he's got a score more. He'd like to score so I thought that was great. I I think. Not so much from the players, but it's the IT. It gets me with the fans is. When have I don't know if you guys saw like? When Jonathan quickstart in? Madison did the Intros this year and she she would do the intro the way that I did the intros and I was like that's the most. overwhelmingly awesome thing I've ever seen it so. What's the word I'm looking for I? It's just I was taken aback to to to know. It's having that kind of a an impact on people and like He. She's doing it for her dad. The way that I announced his name to me. That's just the biggest compliment that you can pay somebody so. You were off the by the way. It yeah, it's just like like. Wow, this is really having an effect on some go. This is getting through some people and and my I started saying his name like that. You know five six seven years ago whatever it was now. I never thought it would have this effect so many years later and here. She is announcing her dad the same way I do it. I'm like wow, that's that's just that's unreal to me. So that's that's that is a big compliment. Probably the biggest that you can pay somebody. So at the top of the segment you mentioned that you you like being in the box you like you're in the conversations. I'd love to spend some time on some of the stuff you've heard over the years whether it be from players back and of course I'd say eighty percent of it. You're not going to be able to. See. Whether it be between the. Or the referee conversations you've heard or or funny things that we don't know about referees like obviously everybody loves West McCauley and how he does things, but you know what. What have you heard that just nobody else knows. Yes. It's still the one I always tell which is which is a great story. Is Kevin West? Garth was playing for the Kings George Perez who used to play for the kings who now running what player safety with the NHL or whatever it is He used to play for the Kings. He would play for the ducks at the time, and they were both heavyweights, and they got into a scrap. They fought. They came to the box. And they're sitting in the box after and it was a good heavyweight scrap and they're sitting in the box afterward. And Kevin who's much younger than George? said to George. He said Hey. Thanks for doing that man I appreciate that you know Kinda. Thank him for the fight. Give them a little courtesy. And George Gas no problem and you know. I had to go through the same thing I. Know What it's like no problem and then Kevin West Guard kept West. Says So, what are you doing later George? This nothing you want to grab some dinner and Kevin wants growth with yeah sure. Where are you going? And they make dinner plans in a box. Well that that doesn't happen very often I don't think, but it's happened a couple of times since which is Kinda strange, but they were buddies, and they knew each other, and they have a close connection and. They were doing their jobs on the ice. And then they separate that and they go, and they they get together afterward, and that's all fine and good now. Maybe that didn't happen twenty years ago thirty years ago, the game's changed a little bit, and it's changed since, but that was at the time. I. Opening and shocking community where it was like wow, these guys just pounded the crap out of each other for a couple of minutes on the ice, and then hey, we're going for stakes later in a graph of Wilson with you like that was just. I don't know that was that was. That was shocking to me at the time, but again like I said I've seen that since west, McCauley's fantastic as everybody knows, west comes in before every game that he does at least at Staples Center, and he takes the Puck, and he slaps against the glass, really loud to get your attention, and then he says a couple of words that can't repeat here, and then he he gets everyone in the box fired up. Hey, boys, let's go. What are we save everybody? Exactly the West that you see on TV. Is exactly the West Dot coms and talks to us in the box. And? It there, their guy, some refs who have more of a personality like as West. Of the other guys A lot of people don't know. After after a goal is scored, the referee will skate by. The box and he'll give me the number of the goalscorer. He'll either stop and he'll say twenty three got the goal, and then I have to wait for the official score to call down to say who got the goal. And then we say twenty three, and he goes okay, and then he gives me the assist after after the official score looks three play. Saliva Times the rebel skate by, and he'll either mouth the words, or he'll put up. Two fingers to go to three twenty three scored the goal, so if you can obviously see that Andrzej Copa Charges scored the goal on the ice. All try to beat him to the punch I'll give up put up to. Number. One for Copa Charleston eleven eleven got the goal. Eleven got the goal. West was does. So combined I'll go eleven after carpenter scores and look at me and he'll shake his head no. L., say. What do you like? What are you talking about like? Obviously, he just he just scored the goal and watches like no, and then he'll stop at the at the whole in the plexiglas. And he'll go It wasn't eleven and I'm like what are you talking about? It was obviously you'll have and he's like all right. It's eleven. something. You're just waiting for him to do. We don't know what's coming next, but but he's so convincing. It's this like what do you mean it's not eleven? Eleven just scored on a breakaway and he'll go. Now wasn't eleven. You'll like. Going on, and he's got this whole other. I I don't know it's. It's like he's. He's a smart super. Smart Guy, who likes to have fun in the moment and he says he's one of the best to work with Dave. Jackie like that, too. He'll have a great career television when he's done. Like Kerry frazier wasn't able to figure it out. You never really stuck on any of those Canadian networks and never really figured like he had a personality, but he got on the figure it out. I think West cal great career. On NHL Network NBC Sports. tsn wherever he's going to get. He's going to get a Gig when he's done on the ice. No question he's got. He's got big of a personality. Not Too. I mean if that's what he wants to do. If that's something that he thinks in the cards for him, he would be fantastic first of all. He knows the rules of the game better than anybody and he's lived at for so many years. And obviously he can communicate that just the way you see what the goal calls on the ice and the penalty calls and. I mean it's just. I don't know. The the one that six to me for West was when there was a there were fighting majors at Staples Center and he went to center ice, and he said this guy and that guy five minutes each fighting like he really got. You really got into it so I did the call when I did the call I did the call he did so. So I said five minutes for fighting, and then he came to me in the next media timeout and opened the box, the penalty box store and he came interview. You said you liked that, didn't you? And I said you liked that, didn't you? And he said Yeah I sure did he said? That's GONNA. Make the boys at the NHL Matt but whatever? Awesome. Dave one thing I always thought was cool about your job is when you see you know a guy. Come up from Ontario for the first time at Staples Center. You're one of a small handful of people in the building was already seen that guy play. You know x number of times Do you kind of think of it that way to like? When gave velocity makes his debut with the king's like you're one of a few people other than you know kings management. Who's like seen him? Play several times with the rain, and you almost kinda know what's coming with these guys. I love that and I think that's one of my favorite parts of the job like you're saying I mean I. We see these guys down in Ontario, and and we know it's only a matter of time before they're going to be at Staples Center. They're going to be playing with the Kings And then to see them, come out for the first time at Staples Center and assume take warm ups and there you see them kind of looking around, or maybe they make eye contact with you in the box, and you just see this. It's a different look on their face and you know they're focused, but you know they're nervous. And they've been waiting their whole lives for this, and they've been working and trading their whole lives for this and you see him finally. Take the ice in psych eighty. You kinda feel I don't want to say like you're proud of them, but you're proud of them It's not like like I didn't discover them. I didn't. I'm not taking credit for them, but it. You're proud of what they've done what they've achieved, and then secondly you say. Well now let's now let's see it. See what you can do at this level, and you know you look at guys like Austin Wagner and gave Lardy and Matt Roy, and all these guys and you just go you know through the years. Countless countless players! You just say yeah. I saw them I saw him I or I saw them when they were playing. You know in the H.. L. Or whatever it is and and. I. Don't know brings a smile to my face. Just talking about it now with you guys. I think it's awesome, and you guys saw it all star game and you know there's there's so much talent in the H. l.. There's so much talent with the rain there, so many young prospects that are going to be making that job to La and playing at Staples Center you can tell right. You can tell when you see. They're playing a game. You can tell when the first time gable already stepped out there. This kid's going to be good like you know you know that that there's talent there and you know when you saw Matt Roy, you know. Maybe he didn't think he'd have this accessory to win the NHL but. You can see that there's talent there with him. And and John Walker, and some of the other kids and yeah. I think it's just fantastic. The good news is there's so many more to come. Because with all these draft picks and prospects, and the kids who are gonNA funnel their way through Ontario. There's going to be so so much more town to come through and play at Staples Center I'm really looking forward to it. So I, WANNA switch back. absolutely I totally agree with you and the prospect pool in the NHL, but I want us to talking about like around I always like digging into. Specific niche industry things like P. announcing like. Is there anything around the league and whatnot naming any specifics but I'm sure you know the announcers I'm sure like I could tell ya all the AHL broadcasters the NHL guys. You know I'm assuming you're like that with the PA. Is there anything people do that drives you crazy? Is there anything that that's like your pet peeve for a announcers like we would never pick up on, but for you, you're that's unprofessional. I do that at my anything. Stick out like that. Yeah. Yes, there's. Many many, you should come through with me and my wife. Sometimes I'm like. Why is he doing that? Why would why would anyone do that? But they probably say the same thing about me so but yeah I mean usually broadcast you go. Why would a guy called that? Or why would a guy mentioned that? Or what and I do the same thing, right? It's just it's nitpicking because because that's what you do, so you you can kind of. Your highly sensitive when it comes to certain things like that I I don't like when other doesn't sound like a little thing and everyone's GonNa probably say what's the big deal, but I don't like when the word goal is used over and over and a gold call so to give an example And one mentioned names, but there are some there are some. Who say like they would say Los Angeles goal his sixth goal of the season like okay. How many times you can see the goal three more times. Everyone saw him shoot the puck in the net. So it's obviously a goal, so say at once a move on so so when I do my call I. Say Los Angeles Goal. His first of the season scored by what I hate when they say goal and then goal again and then they do the. There's a repeat announcement so you do you read through it once? And then you read it again just so people got it, and then they say repeating the Los Angeles goal and you go okay, that's the fourth time you mention goals. Thirty seconds I think we God. That's a good one I put you on the struggling. There's no need to feel bad about saying that is a good one. have. You ever wanted to do any other sport. Like sports I have I have so? I've been soccer, so fill and I do Ellie Galaxy for Mike Araujo? WHO's they're great play by play guy, but when he can't make it because he does angels baseball. I feel for him and I do the Galaxy Minor League Team Galaxy to I've done a dodger game. I do women's professional football at Toyota arena by the way So I've done other sports is they're sport that I haven't? No so asked if I wanted to do horse racing, but I'm not really into the horses I like to watch it but I'm not. I'm not interested. Enough or I shouldn't say interested. I should say well versed enough educated enough. I'm ignorant to horseracing so I wouldn't know how to call. It I've heard races, but I've never done it, so I've never taken an interest in learning how to do it, so that might be interesting because I've never I've never done it before. But other sports I've done most of the other Sports Ucla Basketball I had to fill in one time and do it. That was fun. So I Would be. It would be very tough. Basketball seems it can be a challenge, so does so. Does football just because they have to say something after every down about you know. Is there one that stands out to? You think it's tougher than the others. Maybe it's for all I know hockey hockey definitely. From having done from having a four or five different sports, it's absolutely one hundred percent hockey. A always have to follow. What's you can never? You can never like. Fade away or miss or not pay attention because as soon as you do a goal. Is GonNa be scored? A penalty is going to be called. Something's going to happen that you need to see. So you always have to be on your toes. with soccer. There's IT's like okay. There's probably not gonNA. Have anything happening for many minutes out of time forty five I mean. Might, not be a yellow card for entire match. There might not be a substitution. There might not be a goal scored for an entire like, and not not knocking that it's great. It's just there's not as much action. There isn't hockey football. Football is a little bit tough to, but I still say more difficult and most of the time in football. You have a spotter, so you have someone who's kind of helping you and you know giving you. How many yards on the catch? Who made the catch who made? made the tackle what down and how many yards? Someone's giving you that information? So that's not all stuff that you have to do on your own. So you have help, and in basketball at least when I did UCLA basketball. There was someone sitting right next to me and she would hand me cards individual cards when I had to do a sponsorship read when when someone scored a basket, you right out the guy's name, and if it was a three pointer or two point basket, or and I'm like. This is great like this is I. Don't know if they think that I'm. That I didn't graduate junior high school, or what, but this is awesome. Nice to me like I people don't may not know this, but like there's none of that in in hockey it's. You're. Writing it down in front of right. Writing it as it happened, so if you miss something. Tough luck. You missed it. You got to pay attention to at all. Times and basketball wasn't like that football. It wasn't like that soccer. It's not like that there's always someone there. That kind of has your back. In hockey. You're on your own, so I would say by far. Hockey's the tough. That is good to know because I always just assume you were texting and on Instagram, the whole game and Ontario. Before and after. Their stuff going on if there's if there's lows in the action, but yeah, no, it's definitely the toughest little Dave. We have very much enjoyed having you on here and you know what you. I guess you've been on every podcast. 'cause you always say, get in the POD. You're recording at the beginning of every show so I guess it's not the first time we've had you, but it's the first interview in long segment that we've done with you. Well thanks for having me guys, and it's been a pleasure and I hope I didn't bore everyone too much. And what are we gonNA play hockey again. That's the big question. Fans hopefully with fans I have no idea I just hope. We get to see something in July just to keep the entertained, and then who knows the AHL is coming back hopefully soon. I know that it's funny like I. It's funny to think about how different viewpoints are like I. You know I never watching Fox sports when I was on the east coast, of course, because we don't have it, and then I come out here and your the Ontario Guy and so now when I go to kings. Kings Games or I watch Fox sports I watch the Kings Mike Hey Dave is at the kings, doing the gigs gave it, but everybody else in the world is like oh he does Ontario so. It's Kinda you know now we have you on the radio podcasts you go on the all the king's men want. It's kind of like the other way around here, but I don't know where I'm going with that nonetheless day we really appreciate avenue and hopefully we'll have hockey sooner than later, but who knows. Yeah guys. Thanks for doing this I. appreciate it. Thanks for having me and anytime. You want to talk again with. Let's do more than happy to you. Guys are the best. Thanks again to Dave Joseph while I'm back here with Zach Zachary. Zachary duly with a C. H. Nata CK and we were talking earlier this week. You and I. About horse racing because the Belmont stakes came up and we're always looking for new segment ideas in the show and you reminded me that we were talking about. How American out you and I when we were living glens falls. We went to the travers in Saratoga and saw American, Pharaoh Zach you're American. Farrell may be the greatest athlete I've ever seen. If you WANNA, consider them that way, triple crown horse and You know you kinda right like I. It was tough for me to think of someone. That's accomplished something more. So you and I were like well. Let's talk about our best athletes, but I will give you credit on that American fare. That is a good one that's I remember we both made dollar bets on just to keep the tickets for later. You've been in a triple ground where I think he lost the race to he did he did. He came in second in the travelers after winning the triple crown? Well. That's what they call it. They Call Saratoga the horse. Graveyard right. They knew the Graveyard of champions so interesting, so you and I were like. Hey, let's try to put together list of the best athletes that we've seen in person So why don't you start giving view? Give me how you can around these out so American. Pharaoh is obviously on that list like a was the best horse in years won the triple crown was dominant, and usually the triple crown winners skip Saratoga usually run the Haskell and then they skip the travers. miles on the horses and for good reason American. Pharaoh was that good and lost its era toga, but it was still like the Guy I've been going to raise at Saratoga my entire life and I've never seen the buzz around a horse like there was for American Farrell it was like you were going to watch the best athlete in the world, and he was coming to our small town in Saratoga. That was really cool A couple I had in my list. Each row. Row got traded to the Yankees latest career Agassi him once then and I also got to see him. When he came back with the Marlins in his last year in the MLB. It was really cool to see like the entire crowd Yankee Stadium game a standing ovation. Like each row was like the best contact hitter. Ever had that weird swing the weird stance, but he had ruined. Down, the line like rhinos like a slap swing, almost he'd always just hit to two hundred, thousand, one, hundred, ninety, five, where singles, but he would just get on base and all the time and he was really cool. Another one I had which is a little bit different of a conversation, but last year I went to the Ravens Rams Monday night game. And one. It was really cool to see Lamar Jackson play with his electric. Abilities, but it was really cool to see rg three. And like rg three isn't what it used to be. But for that like two years in the NFL like he was Lamar Jackson before Lamar Jackson like he was that electric football player who, for those couple of years like benzine, anything like Rg, three with like how he scrambled how elusive he was in the army, had like it was really cool to see him play. Even though he's a backup of the stages career like for that short time like rg three was the guy he was so cool, so is it was fun to see in it action? Interesting pick for an athlete, 'cause I kinda went through it and I went sport by sport and I was thinking well who dominated their sport that I saw like who were the great players? Obviously rg three would not stand out not at all, but a great athlete unless you kinda interpreted in A. It was just like he was so exciting in his prime that even though he's not in his primary now in his prime is only about two years. It was cool to watch him. Play and I'll I'll say like I've I've never been to an NBA game. And I've only been do a few football game, so my list was kind of limited in I've seen you know some grey baseball players like Alex Rodriguez got to watch him. so many other baseball players so I wanted to try to come up with at least one. That wasn't just an MLB player. I was GONNA similar boat. I wrote down by sports so I. I have Ovechkin Yager and crosby right like I've seen them play. And then baseball. There's a long list I. I thought one cool when I remember when I was guest cal ripken junior, so that's Kinda. Cool on for baseball. Have have him analyst, but obviously he didn't dominate the game. He's just great. Never missed a game football it Tom Brady is the best player of all time and I've seen him play a game, so I'm happy about that, and then in basketball surprisingly I think I've been two maybe a handful of basketball games in my life, but I have seen Michael, Jordan and I've seen Lebron James so I thought I saw now. It was wizards Michael, Jordan. Husband, so it wasn't. Great Michael Jordan but still Michael Jordan analysis on black so I kind of like you trying to think outside the box a bit on people I've seen in my miscellaneous category with that American Pharaoh, kind of thing so I wrote down John Cena, because I have seen John Cedar Wrestle, and that guy is like a physical specimen. Have you ever seen the things that he's? He could be in a strongman. Competition is ridiculous so good and I also went to Cirque du Soleil once upon a time, and those people can do things that I don't think any professional. Azi could do in any of the major sports cirque. Du Soleil is pretty pretty unbelievable. I've seen some good golfers Mickelson. In my Dustin Johnson, but otherwise it's it's. It's an interesting question. It's like who do you consider? You know I think I've mentioned on the show before, but. We put you know I. I was very into college hockey. All four years at New Hampshire saw some great players inside Johnny. Good drogue play saw Riley smits saw all the hobey Baker winners sesame, Trevor Van Reams stike. Bobby The list goes on and I'm the on. My head I saw Jack Eichel. Play your you go. And I'll put your yager two. Would you said earlier? He was cool, but what I'm getting to the college thing is what's funny. Is the the in a single game? The best player I ever saw play wishing gossip spare like he stood out as like. This guy does not belong in college hockey. He's way too good. He was he was Planning Union, and we played union, and he just skated differently. Play differently than everybody else is so for me. That's the one that will always remember in college. That like that guy was the best player in college? Now joining address ten times better than I could name a million players that the you know you played against in college that are far better far superior, but it just funny as some of these guys stand out as you saw them, and did you have any who you grew up I'm sure going to minor league games to who saw like play minor, League Baseball or play Minor League hockey. Who then went on to be like? Like a major league superstar Youkilis used to play for the lowest spinners who go see at the time. You don't know you have no I. Right? And attention and everybody knew he was a stop I didn't care I was younger. And then you, you know he's on the socks on Yankees and you're like Oh. Yeah! They used to play the spinners all the time, so that's one and then dwayne roles to play in. In Worcester in law, but you don't know at the time and he played umass Lowell. to you know at the time, but I mean I'm sure there's some like ridiculous ones that I saw that. You don't even know your. or Ben Zobrist. He signed my program when he played short season single a baseball for the Tri City Valley, cats. That was cool. I remember one game I went to the Albany River Rats and Peter Sikora was down on like a rehab assignment. And he went out and scored four goals for the rats like us down just like we having an injury, and he was so much better than everyone else on the ice. It was incredible. He wasn't a minor leager at that point, but it was cool like the game we happen to go to was the game that Peter was down for, and he was just dominant. You. Know what's funny is I. Remember the lockout year the half half lockout your eleven twelve there. Or Twelve, thirteen, twelve thirteen. Thirteen, yeah, I remember going to a worcester sharks game and they're blaming the home city. Barron's and the barons have like Taylor Hall and Ryan Nugent Hopkins All those guys and they lost to the sharks, going into the game or like sharks game killed by. These guys like I'm just GonNa see good hockey and is going. GonNa be awesome to see Taylor Hall. Planning American this is cool, and then they lost, and it was interesting, I won't forget I thought they were gonNA destroy him. Sharks have as many top guys. Remember the first lockout era Zach. PARISE was in Albany for the year. So pretty cool. Does funny with the GEL. The L. boasts like and I love you and I think both have a lot of appreciation respect for the Eastern Gel. So this isn't a dig, but. These GEL has six hundred, however many graduates that have gone to the NHL in like two hundred and fifty of them are from the lockout year. Right when when you had these stunts that had to go down to play in the. League is going to be something great at some point and it is. Obviously far away better than it was even a decade ago. But, eventually I think players are gonNA. It's GonNa be like minor. League baseball hockey is becoming more and more prevalent, big piece but I. I've always got comical when you look at some of their. Graduates in if you look at the lockout year, only and you look at players who played ten or fewer games that lists get substantially smaller. But, but still you know it's like you. You still have guys who played games in that league. Who went on to be NHL. Contributors at Barista recent guest. Our. Guest Mike McKenna right right. NHL In graduate, you know, yeah, there are a lot of great players that go through an I you know what I always in like I got a note she for every broadcast, and if a guy went through, it I want to have that. No, because I think that talks about some grit of players. He got into some trouble that last year and he didn't play in the. Guy Who's on the AHL contract I'm thinking Garnett hathaway. He was Ahl deal barely got into the H.. l., D., let Brown. He was planning to Adirondack for the AHL team. They're the age of Flint. Then he worked his way up to the NHL. And now he's making millions and spit on a guy last year or something but Shaun. Walker same those. Locker was a was an aide L. rain deal. Who was so good? He forced his way into the NHL. Deal like guys like that or very similar. Anybody Janis Orange Yeah anybody that start to that age. I'll deal I I can't believe I didn't. John Walker, but anyone that starts that you know. What the work ethics never going to be a problem when I was when I worked in UTICA and my first year in the industry, Yanni was there in training camp and he got cut. Went down to the H. L. that year and then earned NHL deal with the worcester sharks. An NHL deal with the lightning all in the same season. He got cut from age L. Camp on Pto that year, and then by the end of that year here, nature contract or NHL contract with Tampa Bay, so lake just goes to show like not everyone has the same curve of development and who knows like you. Who knows when you will find your head or your shop? And you know what this whole thing could make. The H L. even bigger now with the more players coming out potentially at the same time being ready to the pro game, they might get overloaded and have a lot of ECHR spots to fill. You never know what your tastes me about us doing this. Best player ever seen like I'm naming Brady and Jordan and whoever L. everybody listening to this is a kings fan, a ton of a Bryce Gretzky place. They all get to just beat. US immediately threat Everard. Wasn't he never got to see him unfortunately, thank thank the best. NHL Player legend wise was Yama Yager. yeah Lindstrom Kit but I I actually Lao Army August I remember I was in Philadelphia, my sister in college there are so my dad and I went to a flyers game, and we are like so excited that we got to see. We're going to see Yager and Chris pronger and they were both injured for the same game, so I never got to see Chris pronger play. We went to the game. said to see like these few guys and they were all hurt got. Siaga later explains at the devils, but it was like I was. Like you know top three score ever. was injured food for every other team so. St Straight Get a chance to see him somewhere exactly wall Zach looking forward to talking to you again next week, but I think for now. Does that sound. We'll wrap it up for now and hopefully we'll get some. Other great interviews Dave was awesome today and get some more of these lined up throughout the summer. Excellent. We'll talk to you soon.

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Episode 42: Beyonc's history of banning photos

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Episode 42: Beyonc's history of banning photos

"Today on we hear beyond say banned photographers from taking pictures of her during Kobe. Bryant's memorial but it's not the first time she shuns shutterbugs. Pete Davidson's recovery journey continues. He dropped some truth bombs about Arianna Guerande and SNL during a recent interview and the producers of the bachelor are ready to Hook up senior citizens looking for love coming up next on we here page six to course slash page six hundred a field day. Hey there I'm Maggie Caguas and welcome to we year of age six podcast. We hear all the celebrity dirt from our exclusive sources. And you hear the story behind the story Maggie the story behind the story at Kobe. Bryant's memorial service at the Staples Center in L. A. was beyond. Say not letting photographers take her picture while she was performing can't believe that's one of the biggest takeaways from this huge memorial. Well that's the thing is people are saying that you know. This was really disrespectful. to Kobe and his family. Although I'm not sure that I get that it's that it's disrespectful. I mean sources told us that. Basically the photographers. Who who were shooting this thing the photo agencies who were all there. This isn't a huge. You know arena. The Staples Center had to point their cameras up to the ceiling. That there were Staffers came and told them to. You know not take photos of beyond say while she was performing 'cause she opened by performing some of her hits at the memorial and one thing that did catch my attention though was the this. Wasn't you know when we think of photographers taking Beyond Seas Photo? And it's not wanted. You're thinking it's like TMZ and sort of invasive Paparazzi or you're at lax her at a restaurant or a club and they're like in your face. It's like get out of here but the this was the AP and getty images so these are like really reputable respectable photo agencies. Who were there to record this event? You know for posterity it's it's the AP it is not some opportunistic. Papa Rot so yes I guess event was live streamed right so I guess that's what people are saying. Is maybe disrespectful. Is that you know you're too good to be photographed. I guess at this event where it's being recorded by these invited photo agencies who were there and set up to shoot it I don't know if it's that it's disrespectful or that she's quote too good or whatever I think it's that beyond say has such control over her image that there is a very good chance these images would not have been approved by her because they were moving so fast through the wires and people were covering it in real time so maybe her camp could not get approval on them. That is a much more sophisticated. Take Maggie than when I just said I mean as you know. Her publicist has reached out to media outlets demanding that unflattering photos of her beer moved online. There was an issue with the buzzfeed story that apparently they were unhappy with an asked some of the images be removed right and Jay Z. And beyond say have had issues in the past with you know regular people taking their photo you remember. We had an item back in December that at DIS birthday party. His Fiftieth Birthday Party. Jay Z. was videoed grabbing a a phone. Out of a guests hand and people at the party thought that he was snatching the phone away because this guy was trying to photograph beyond say and then of course they also had the issue at the Super Bowl where TMZ did photograph them in the stands Jay Z. Produced the Super Bowl halftime show And they got caught up in that whole controversy where they were sitting down during the national anthem and then Jay Z. Had to address that it wasn't a protest so it seems like they have issues with you know people Photographing them whether it's fans and everyone to the AP something else. I think is interesting. Is You know for years beyond. Didn't give a face to face interview. Did she sit there? And it was like in a silhouette and her voice was like I am beyond day like on sixty minutes where she was like. Oh she's done interviews via email right but to sit down with her as it was really difficult for a few years and I believe this revelation was made shortly after. There was a vogue interview in which was kind of piece together from other interview. She had done. She was on the cover. She had posed for the cover and for a photo shoot but the interview was re purposed quotes right exactly and she also for the vogue cover shoot in two thousand eighteen. She had actually chosen her own photographer for the shoot which is unusual for vogue. I mean I think it's also an example of how stars today mean beyond say has obviously had this thing and other stars have followed suit where they're basically being kind of followed twenty four seven sometimes for their own projects. Yes there are photos out there of them. It's going to be competing with whatever they're working on like. For example you know had recently released this coffee table book with like thousands of photos of her and it turned out they had combed through. Like I can't remember. The exact number was but it was like hundreds of thousands of photos. So you know and and beyond say does Have a history of and she kind of kicked off. This whole trend of just dropping a secret project added the blue complete with you videos and an album and a book and you know whatever so I guess you know what we might not know. Is that photographer seeking picture. Could be competing with some project that she's working on behind the scenes. Just not go along with what she wants out there right and in twenty thirteen she did a big interview and G. Q. In which was revealed that she can. She owns the official be onto archive a temperature control digital storage facility that contains virtually every existing photograph of her starting with the first images of destiny's child when she was in destiny's child every interview she's ever done every video every show she's ever performed every diary entry. She's ever recorded while looking into the unblinking eye of her laptop. Wow that's like your own Truman. Show one onto a documentary. What was it? Life has butter dream. I think it was called on. Hbo Most of that footage was stuff that she obviously already had right. We'll sources at the Inside the Kobe Bryant Memorial where there were a lot of stars who were photograph told us that a staple center staffer say that three times. Quick Staple Center Saffir was dispatched to make sure. Not a single camera was focused on the stage during beyond seas performance. Photographers couldn't believe it. This doesn't help be aunties image at all it hurts her. It makes her look like a diva. The source said the memorial wasn't about her. The only shot that did emerge were screengrabs from TV. None of the other artists at memorial ass for this not Christina Aguilera not leashes keys because data memorial service in the attention assist beyond Kobe. I mean what would have happened if these photos had been released. I mean as I said. Maybe there's some reason behind the scenes but it's like it does seem a little extreme. I guess if you're out of memorial service at the Staples Center maybe. She had her own photographer. They're shooting behind the seeds images and of her performing and she'll release it ambiance dot com. And then you drive all of that traffic to her own website where she's also selling merchandise just a hunch or somebody who works on the Internet s plan all all lined out. Have you heard of dipsy? Dipsy is an audio app full of shorts sexy stories and guided sessions that are designed to turn you on and help you get in touch with yourself. I've using dipsy for a while and I recently discovered a great series of stories. It's their astrology stories. So there's a story for every sign and there's a new release every month. We're going into Pisces season. Right now. Shout out to my Pisces Moon. You can listen to a story designed for your sign or maybe you're crush. The stories are relatable and immersive. So you feel like you're right there and there's something for everyone whoever and whatever you're into this year try a new way of getting turned on with dipsy and for listeners of the show dipsy is offering a thirty day free trial when you go to dipsy stories dot com slash. Weei here. That's a thirty day free trial when you go to D. I p. s. e. a. stories dot com slash. We hear dipsy stories dot com slash. Weei here a new interview out with Pete. Davidson and Charlemagne. The God and Pete Davidson is sharing a lot about his personal life. Things going on with mental health. What's going on? Snl and it's pretty wide ranging. Yeah the thing that shocked me about this interview. The most Maggie is not even what he said about Arianna `grande or his ex Kaya Gerber and why they broke up but about you know. Lorne michaels and SNL. I feel like it's kind of biting the hand that feeds you like people don't usually talk trash about the show that basically made their career discovered them but p Davidson has in this interview and he's basically saying that he's Ready to leave the show. Because I'm literally painted out to be this big dumb idiot. He says that the show is making fun of him. He told Charlemagne the God in this radio interview. I personally think I should be done with that show because they make fun of me. They think I'm F ing dumb. I have a weird feeling in that building. Meaning thirty rock where? I don't know WHO's team they're playing for really if I'm the joke or I'm in on the joke We're actually hearing from insiders at the show that they kind of do think he's a joke actually that he's gotten a Lotta special treatment on the show including he got time off to go. Shoot the new Suicide Squad sequel getting very alliterative today and suicide squads sequel it Atlanta. He also Lorne michaels gave him Time off to go to powwows wedding a source told us at the show you know. They gave the week off to go which is unheard of. We also hear that he doesn't play a very big role in the writer's room which has some SNL. Staffers upset a source. Told our own Ali Coleman that Pete has a pretty cushy gig to say the least so I found that really interesting because I watched this whole interviews fifty two minutes and twenty seconds. Tim and Charlemagne sitting across from each other. They are friends and they have a very friendly conversation. And one of the things that Pete says about SNL and his possible exit is that he just loves writing. He talks about like wanting to write movies with friends and do more writing. And we have this report that he's not in the writer's room so perhaps he is frustrated that he doesn't have the creative input he feels he should. He's got the king of Staten Island coming out. Which is this judd. Avatar movie which he mentioned his ex girlfriend Carly Aquilino is an oh when talking about his love life he was like basically saying he has no bad blood with any of the axis and like they get along so well that she's even in this movie with him. Yeah and he's He's got another movie coming out on. Who called big time adolescence with his buddy machine gun? Kelly and I also noticed he is the voice of Marmaduke making that money coming movie. Yeah so maybe he doesn't need SNL and in this interview Charlemagne touches upon that. He says pizzas to him. Basically after he got involved with Oregon and ground day there was a real bump you know. His star began to rise in a way that it never had before. Guerande bump Charlemagne's has been like you were on. Snl before and Pete was like. Yeah but people didn't know me like did after Arianna. So right and Disney Johnnie. Also say something out Mac Miller. He didn't he say when he knew the relationship with. Arianna grenade was over. Yeah he talks he talked a lot about our Anaconda. I was actually really surprised. Because he's been with several women since Cape Beckon Sale Margaret Qualley. Kaya Gerber But the Ariella thing. That's interesting as he said that he knew their engagement and subsequently their relationship was over. When Mac Miller died because he wanted to kind of give her the space to grieve Max death he said I was like listen. I get it do whatever you've got to do all here. I think I said I'll be here until you don't want me to be here. And then she didn't want her to be there. I guess so. I pretty much knew it was over. I pretty much knew it was around over after that. That was really horrible and I can't imagine what that's like. All I know is that she really loved the out of him and she wasn't putting on a show or anything. Oh man you have to believe that. Oh going cursing on the show. I watched the fifty two minutes here for accuracy. Don't say don't take this podcast seriously. They're so much about his love. Life talked about Kaya Gerbrand. What did he say about Gerber that that his addiction and mental health issues kind of well did the relationship one of the big things when they first were together it was like Whoa. She's so young she's eighteen years old. What's this guy doing with her and he maintained that she was so much smarter than he was and he felt that. If you're worried she wasn't if the if you were worried. She was out of her depth. She wasn't that she was way smarter than he was and that he's dealing with a lot of issues he's incredibly upfront with them allegedly in his relationships and he was super up front with them in this interview. We talked about everything from depression to. Ptsd having a hard time in high school. His Dad's death. Cutting himself the sensation of tattooing being similar to that of cutting and that being way that he seeks relief and talked about like his coping mechanisms. But he said like Kaya. Gerber shouldn't have to deal with this. That she should be enjoying her life and her work and her career is taking off and he's felt like maybe he was too much for her and he said that he's like I'm so much for a lot of people he also said which was surprising because he's gotten this reputation. Is this like Hollywood Lothar Ego right but he said that he actually hasn't been with that many women he's only been like five or six sexy is like if I was a girl. I basically be a virgin. I'm like what does that mean. Geez but right so he's only been right because his first very public relationship. Which was very cute was with Larry? David's daughter Cassie. David Carly Aquilino before. Cassie David than she was on the show. I think called Guy Code Code Carly Carly Kazuo. David Arianna back and say I can sell while. Qualley Gerber Haya. That's six that's six. He also calls Kayak K G which I thought was kind of cute they call Kevin Garnett Cagey right uncut gems which Pete Davidson is like plugging at every turn. He's like in love with the Safdie brothers and like a loves everything they do So it's an interesting universe. Six degrees of Kevin Garnett. I think this interview the thing. That's kind of interesting is he? Hasn't done he's gone on sort of late night. Talk shows to promote things these doing. Snl and usually he's like kind of just making some jokes and it's not a real in depth interview a lot of times. He's talking about his tattoos because he's getting all these wacky tattoos all the time so this is really an unusual thing for him right to have like a hour long. Basically interview He also went off on page six right a couple of times even though he was criticizing us for things. We didn't even do. Yeah he made allusions to doing stuff and saying stuff then it ends up in the post and then it ends up in the post and then he was talking about Kaya a few weeks ago posting a photo of what looked like a baby palm and that she was kind of trolling the media trying to stir the pot a little and she was like. Yeah and you might remember like Justin Bieber had that video where he was fake yelling at Haley but of course page six was like the mustache monster and I was like wait a second. We never wrote a story about just yelling at Halle. That is how I've noticed is we just get blamed for like every so all anyone cares about his page six. Which is I? Guess a blessing. A double edged sword. I guess so we. We have had a lot of exclusive reporting on Pete Davidson. I mean besides all those movie projects it'd be mentioned as well earlier he's got this net flicks stand up. Special and I- net flicks is in splashing out a lot of money on you know different. Comedians Eddie Murphy hosted SNL. Chris Rock Dave Chapelle Tracy. Morgan all were sort of joking. Like this is net flicks entire budget on stage so like Pete Davidson is now getting. He's getting that Netflix coin Getting that Marmaduke coin lapping up. That you know a big dog bowl money and So I don't know it looks like he's going to win this exit with SNL and in a weird way who's left. I mean Keenan Thompson. Yeah can sloppy haired White Dude. We've never heard of but you know what all that coin is him up for is fatherhood because he said he wants to have a kid really badly and then the next five years he sees himself having a child. I I was really taken aback. He's so young. Wow all right well. It's a good goal something to look forward to dad jokes next. Yikes all right. Maggie were back with. We hear the page. Six podcast turned the page six. Turn the Mike Off. Is this thing on. I hope not taken away Maggie. What's our next segment on the big show? If you were watching the bachelor this week you might have noticed an ad for a new fridge. Is that the casting. Producers are looking for a very particular type of contest. Exactly I guess bachelor fans. Don't they call the Bachelor nation? Sounds so bad but got a shock while they were watching the show because ABC is casting a bachelor style show for seniors. Basically the network flashed this casting info during Monday's episode of the Bachelor And then ABC's head of alternative programming. A guy named Rob Mills tweeted the details with a plea for people to join the show in. Its Ed Bachelor nation. Give us your grumpiest. Old men give us your golden EST GIRLS. Some viewers insiders. Tell me insiders couch. Potatoes have told me that when fans of the bachelor saw this casting announcement and they saw that it was for an old bachelor they thought it was for like forty five year old bachelors. Because I guess a lot of the Bachelors are pretty young but this guy this. Abc Executive later clarified to be clear. This is sixty five plus so busy. It's GonNa be a senior citizens only version of the Bachelor Geriatric Bachelors. Are you a geriatric at sixty old? Ask Bachelor on. All of old fashioned weddings discounts. They'll be no all the deeds. Early Bird Special. They're getting they go to like the diner in Boca but this actually makes lot of sense to me Maggie. Because remember a few years ago there were some stories that like. There's all this sex going on at old age homes and there's this big spike in STD's among senior citizens and the elderly. Yeah that's what's up. So they're going to be like up in the hot tub and like you know whatever. Canasta tournaments shuffleboard. I like. He's a nasty. Canasta is a CANASTA are so sophisticated. Lost Montage get the tiles. Get the dominos slapping go bingo Bachelor Bingo The thing is going to be like are peop- people are going to be watching. You'RE GONNA be like taking their teeth out. They're going to be like. He left his teeth on her nightstand. I gave me his Jansher. I mean the thing is I could see. Abc being into this because the the advertising the sponsors are like amazing assets. All like metamucil. You know I'm here for it. They're poly dent than gay. There's a lot of people out there with some gray hair game in that age grape traffic. They wake up the next day and they have some grape nuts together. Some prune juice this show. Should we call it if I was thirty years younger because I feel like? That's what we'll do the young woman like if I was thirty years younger. And you're just like now. What if they're like during the bachelor they're like we've got bad news? The Bachelor is broken. His hip they. They're rushing his bedside common injury among the elder right or like Walkers Walker Sex Zada thing anyway I. I actually think I know where. Abc got the idea for this show. And I think it was from a page six item by the way this based on nothing but my own speculation callan. I should say that so. In January we ran an item that Matthew mcconaughey and Hugh grant have successfully played matchmaker for their widowed parent's rate Matthew mcconaughey and Hugh Grant Co Star in the movie. The gentleman co-stars of the upcoming film. We set up coming at the time. The Gentleman Matthew mcconaughey. Hey set up his mother K Makaay Eight with Hugh Grant Dad James Grant Ninety one. They had revealed that their Their parents had agreed to go on a date together. Matthew mcconaughey even told entertainment tonight. His father's ninety one. My mother's eighty eight. Yeah why not next week? They're supposed to meet and we probably won't see them for the rest of the Night Sanitary Bachelor. Do you think they'll be posting these ads at like old person communities old people home casting? It's like how many people in that set. Do you know who are like on twitter or watching the bachelor. This get young people to tell their grandparents their old friend right. I mean it would be great if they had some famous. Also the host like who's going to be the host the ring mass. I think it should be that anyway. Betty white would be so great perfect show. She be totally amazing. I think that's a good idea. Didn't they give like a withered old? Rose I don't want eight just in. I want the elderly to find love or whatever you find on about. I actually think I know this might be in poor taste so okay before. I say this always cry light right. Think first of all that this old ass bachelor as I'm calling the show is going to be not on. Abc proper but it's GONNA BE ABC. Is they have like free form. And they have You know there's going to be on the old network. Which is what. I don't know whatever the ABC ABC. Oh folks plus plus plus there was also a show. I remember like Jimmy like Weirdo after school. Tv YOU'RE PROBABLY TOO YOUNG AFTER SCHOOL TV. You probably had like you already had like cable and streaming and net flex go watch it would be like reruns of old shows like the Brady bunch in good time. Trl Live Carson Daley. That's my generation of coming home. Put a little. How popper in the microwave? Fam- mom's not home for another hour eight. This there was a there was a Weirdo show. This is too much of a digression called the ghost and Mrs Muir ever see it with Charles Nelson Reilly often on the Hollywood squares. Anyway us all like. You're auditioning for old bachelor. He's rapper. I'm not a vaginal. How old ass bachelor thirty bachelor dirty bachelor and then of course they'll be old bachelorette at the speed of the bachelor is able to produce these shows if all goes well. We'll be seeing this in the fall right. That's true. 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Mornings with Keyshawn, LZ and Travis (HR 3) The guys describe what the vibe might be like tonight at Staples Center.

Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ

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Mornings with Keyshawn, LZ and Travis (HR 3) The guys describe what the vibe might be like tonight at Staples Center.

"At IBM problems inspire us to push the world forward. That's why so many people work with us on everything from city traffic to Shen plastic smart loves problems. IBM The B. M. Let's put smart to work visit. IBM DOT COM slash smart to learn more. Well there is there it is It does feel better better. It does feel like we're making progress in obviously tonight at Staples Center will be the next really big step in this whole progression of going through an incredible amount of sadness and shock and grief and getting on with it. Everybody together for that. FIRST TIME IT I. I'm worried that it's going to be really really heavy. And you just take not that. It's a clippers the Lakers but if you just look at the Clipper Gang First Game Back Staples Center right and it was upbeat but it was. It was much like you just described but still had some upbeat to it even got run out of built in Kobe. Bill that you you look at everything that was pouring out into the plaza here all the all the things all the people with the Kobe gear. And they're just everything being but at the end of the day you kind of tell that there was a such a move as hey okay. We're getting back to playing basketball. We're we're playing basketball now. Clippers didn't have quiet last night so the scores. You know. That's one of those. Okay you one big using a fake waxy you see in tonight. I think you start off with. There's going to obviously be video boards. They're going they're going to celebrate the life of Colby Obie in in the other victims in the in the crash as well as daughter. gee-gee all that's GONNA be celebrated in. There's going to be some sort of down mood. ooh But then as the game takes place. It's GONNA go. It's going to swing because stuff is going to start flowing. I'm sure that music is going to be pumping you. uh-huh people are going to be hitting him jumpers and fadeaways reminding you Kobe and people just going to be. It's going to be cracking all hope. So it's GonNa be cry. I really is. It's GONNA crash how it's GONNA go. I hope that it is a you know. It's going to be tough at the beginning. And hopefully that very quickly turns into a celebration. One thing that we as society sports sports is a healer for us. Sure you just go back and you just think about tragedies happen right before big moments in sports all of a sudden the sports come along and everybody is i. We got back to sports. It's it feels different now. Feels a little bit better. You know it's going to be times. We don't feel a certain way because the dates have yet to be set for the memorial The family private memorial all those sorts of things are going to come but tonight I. I think that the Lakers are going to not want to lose in that building. Much like ours did last night. They're gonNA WANNA win. They realized that this is important. They realized realized that Portland is coming into a house with a hot daimler all it all sort of themes. Well it's interesting because the distraction is obviously going to be something that gets asked a a lot during this whole process. You mentioned a couple of times that the clippers got beat by the Kings last night soundly soundly doc was asked about whether or not the tribute that they put out together for Kobe. Bryant was part of the issue as I said before. I don't know let's give them credit. They played last night. They are in very good rhythm. We were clearly flat in every area. It it was tough to basketball wise. You know Qui- scratches literally five seconds before the game. You Know Paul. On a minute. Restriction pat on a minute restriction restriction so. It was hard I mean I feel bad for you because I gave him the responsibility to tell me the minutes I felt like I was screaming at him all game because every time to keep taking is out I get doc is saying that look. We're playing shorthanded. Quite I didn't play. We got a bunch of guys that were on minute restrictions but at the beginning I I don't know maybe because it's impossible to quantify you can't say we were twelve percent less cost-effective because we have heavy hearts. It's it's a really hard thing to quantify Lou. Will Kobe teammate. He bought last night. Did pretty pretty pretty good had a typical lube oil. So so some players going to be able to compartmentalize. Some won't be able to but I really like the fact that within all the mist of the sorrow and the game results DOC rivers. He also reminded his tea and remind L. A.. That we hear about ball you know he said one of the ways that they hey can honor. Kobe is to win it all now when he said they he wasn't saying L. A.. Lakers he was saying the clippers. Like the way that the clippers organization sation can honor Kobe's memory is to win a championship now. I saw the. Now's like we think it's GonNa work out like that And but it will be interesting to see if that happens how the city responds to it. And and I was GONNA say is different to that. They got beat last night in minute restrictions and all that. They didn't go into the game having in my opinion to win last night. Because I mean you know. They deal with the clippers carrying is way different action. Exactly what the Lakers. where I'm putting the pressure on the Lakers to win tonight? Like I'm like you need to write playing fifty on them. That is the meant mentality that I want the Lakers approach twitted. Ju just put your foot down only throat and mash. It's going to be interesting key. 'cause every great player especially any great player that had any interaction with Kobe. Toby at all. It's GonNa come with their own version of the Momma mentality. It starts tonight. Dan Miller is gonNA come in with the Momma mentality and he thinks his play. It's going to be an honor of Kobe. Going forward is going to just you know what I'm saying. Don Good I I like that. I mean the game will be good but I also know that they do twenty-three twenty-three tallied. He also said he could put it on his shoulder. So when you can put any shoulders which one I want to jump on top richer charcoal on right there key because I- Lebron is the one I would say the one. The Lebron is the one of all the guys that are on the Lakers team. That our players. He's the one that's most closely connected to Kobe. Because of history more than anything because of their personal relationship because he just passed him in the all time scoring list Last Saturday we all I know they were Olympic teammate. We know the connection between the night in there together. Ripe do you guys think because it just Kinda come to your side right key that Lebron could go out there and do something bonkers bonkers like walkers. I'm not talking to no no. I'm not talking to having in a great Lebron game. A triple double where he goes. You know thirty three twelve and twelve. I'm not I'm talking crazy. What scoring drive of forty six point plus points point something something? They'd look Kobe. We know had sixty points and three quarters. We know he had sixty points in his final game. We know he had eighty one which is the second highest total ever. We know that he had and was it. Four Games in a row of fifty plus points with the. Kobe is associated with two things winning and scoring. That could Lebron go out there tonight. said the guys. I'M GONNA take forty shots. Get the hell out of course in the process of doing that everything everything is again. One of my words laser focus elbows locked risk slap. Snap Ed feet together. Not kicking out straight up. I mean everything. It should talk to do it the right way he will tonight. I mean it. Just when he goes to the Cup he's GonNa users showed he's GonNa use it the chicken wing. He's going to do all that the way that they draw up. I think we're going to see what. What do you think how who's going to do because remember Kyle had also develop a relationship with? Kobe had worked with Kobe to help Polish on his footwork. And he's someone on who's in a place that he's still aware of that trade deadline as well. Yes I do. You think he's GonNa die. I don't I just want him to play best he can and also get out the way at the same time in allow ad in twenty three to do their deal horsepower. Issue too yeah it. Lebron has the horse power to do what we're talking about. Did just guys. Don't worry I'm going to do something tonight. and Go do it Kyle. Kuzma is a really nice player. But see Kyle Kuzma says I'm pushing it and trying to do it. He he's not that guy he does. I mean he could have a night where he could get forty plus maybe fifth. Kyle Kuzma if you told me at fifty point game. I wouldn't say you're out of your mind but not tonight. They tried to push and make it happen. That's that's what I'm asking because he's just pushy. He's not just pushing to honor Kobe. He also knows knows that the trade deadline over there. Yeah it's hovering. Well the other part of the meeting about that tonight then. That's only thinking about the Kobe situation tonight. Lebron wouldn't and let him do what we're describing liberal role young man. Yeah you don't know I've got this. I got this this is not about. Don't hold it off. Hold it all. Depends on the version of the BRI- talking about rounds version of the. Brian is leading the League in assists. Don't matter the so. Here's the question because you said earlier key that he wasn't going changes game. No so now you're saying he's GonNa Change His name because his name is never been my put my head down and not tonight call laser focus. I'm not shooting forwards at forty seven percent. Whatever you shooting about forty nine okay? I'm not shooting forty. Nine shoot sixty eight in apart six still drop eighteen dimes on the assist level. And I'm a clean the board like I got went their children. So what you're telling me is then coups who's mckinney. Ad Geez can fifteen assists. No I'm with you that his game. Amy must know his game game tonight. The trucks could be that. Look this. I'm not going to do this the rest of the year but tonight it's mine nice. Win Win Kobe's night when it was Kobe's night I'm GonNa go out there and I'm Gonna I'm GonNa show you what he was all about because she could do it watch him all. I'm saying. Watch him because with the Momma mentality comes a certain degree of I got this and watch what I tell you. He's not going to be shot now. He make you sit down for not being shy. He is not going to be shown tonight. He's not gonNA being Kuzma Kuzma. He's not going to be shy tonight. I just don't see him being I though when he's dogging looked if nobody does it would closely was hot dog at our accepting that with no problem at all hot dogs are more put some mustard on and everything. How Pinos on just saying coups dog and it don't look like me trying to hot dog at the playground play about the playground super bowl fifty four coming up on Sunday afternoon demarco far? Who's one of these things as well just like you? He's he's going to join us next on the morning. Show seven ten. ESPN Super Bowl. Fifty four Sunday afternoon the chiefs and Demarco Fars least favorite team. The San Francisco enciso forty niners will begin. Good Morning DEMARCO. How are you good morning? Mad Twenty years ago today I was hammered. Getting Ready to get on a parade float not knowing where the hell I am. You said I hear you say the flow artists. What is the weekend is he from Atlanta the weekend? He's from Canada weekends. You can get it up. Because that's where I I can't feel my face the day we landed in Atlanta the super bowl so demarco what. What is the emotion right now? It's Friday the game coming up in about forty eight hours for these guys. Where are you in the progression of nerves and preparation of getting ready to play in the Super Bowl? You know I mean it's it's pretty homogenized for the players I mean everything is velvet rope. So I mean you're in a hotel you're in a different place you know. It's a different ball game or you know it's the Super Bowl because it's everywhere but you're pretty much focused like you were all season long like I do remember Dick per meal bringing in. I believe it was Matt Millen And how long to talk to us before the game and both of them they talked about the game and what it meant to them at their age now and what they kept trying to tell us was man. Enjoy the journey because it goes fast But as a player you're I'm just thinking about the next play that guy you have to play against it's just football demarco and you know. There are a lot of responsibilities every player. We are in the Super Bowl has in terms of ticket allocations. And and making. Sure your family's okay in the end. The appearance obligations and of course practice at. which point did you? You just cut your phone off and when did you turn it back on many didn't have enough. I think Thursday it was it was so cool. I mean did for meal great coach. And he's it's awesome for so many reasons like this. We only had a week between NFC championship game and the Super Bowl. That's when they when they change the schedule so he told US number one before we played Tampa in the NFC championship game. He told us about Super Bowl ticket. Hated the do it but he had to. We only get ten. Make sure you give them out Yada Yada Yada. We have even qualified for the Super Bowl but he had to say that so when we beat up the next meeting we had he said. Okay we arrive on Tuesday wives girlfriends and everyone else arrives on Wednesday so you know what that meant Tuesday. We're out so preparation attention all that stuff turning off your phone. I think around Thursday. I just got tired of the colds and I went into a box and just got ready to play the tight but for the most part everybody body that knew everybody that tells you as a baby is going to try to call you and so using graduation. They all mean well. But they're all distractions so about Thursday. You gotta shut everybody out right now. Obviously it's Friday two days before the Super Bowl in a few hours. What are the players doing right now like this time right now? Where's their mindset on the Friday before the Super Bowl you know I mean? I think you're you're into Polish work right now like if you're Kansas City Eric Danny and Andy Reid on offense. You're into Polish. The game plan is in. You know how you you want to attack this front. So it's just about Polish it just about Getting occasion down getting your chemistry together just making sure everyone knows what to do on the San Francisco forty nine or side. It's about energy man getting off your feet resting because you don't want Game Day you're going to be chasing mahomes around for four straight quarters and probably more more so to win this football game so for that side. It's rest recharge. Get your mind right the the Kansas City side. It's about policy perfect. Be Letter perfect there is a way takeaway that front. You just have to be great on offense to do it. DEMARCO for joining US Super Bowl. Champion DEMARCO far DEMARCO. How surprised are or you that were sitting here a couple of days before the game and that the San Francisco Forty niners are in it? This was a four win team a year ago. Your team is the only team in the history of the League to have won four or fewer games the year before and then come back and win the Super Bowl. Did you see a similar path for the forty niners when this year started. Yeah it's funny. I mean we talk about our run through the NFC west the Saint Louis Rams But we came on the heels of actually the Atlanta Falcons Jamal Anderson. They ran end themselves into the Super Bowl so we competed with them. As you know in years prior and we weren't very far away so we're looking at ourselves if they're in the super bowl we can do the same thing so you'd have to say the same thing about San Francisco They had competed closed. They had beaten the rams a few times they weren't afraid of the rams. The Rams went to the super also John Lynch and company said if that group can do it. I know we can do it too. And we've talked for years about the forty niners being a quarterback away and Jimmy Garoppolo shows up. He gets hurt he comes back he stays healthy and now they're in the super bowl so I'm not surprised at all doesn't shock me. They've always been talented. They've just been a few players wires away demarco for many years. We've seen super bowl winning. Coordinators and coaches move on the following year to you get head coaching jobs. Whether it's in college or whether it's an pros can we anticipate the same thing happening airbnb after this shear can can we see where in twenty twenty he really gets a real opportunity to lead a team in twenty twenty one well if her casting in the movie key and You know with the NFL is like I mean so. I mean I wish this was a private conversation but you know I was talking to ride about hiring a coach coach for the Dallas Cowboys. And you know why you're talking to you well just just briefly In that scene in that movie and I think he said No. So you know. It's tough to bring in for airbnb stuff to break in for a Lotta guys. But is he deserving of a head. Coaching Post is deserving of an an opportunity absolutely How are you GONNA do? I don't know but I like to see him try but maybe it does happen for him in the college ranks. Maybe he fits better there then in the NFL but is he qualified. Absolutely is it tough to get a job absolutely. I think we've seen that DEMARCO. Enough with this boring football football talk Shakira Jaylo should. NFL extend the half time so they could see more of that on stage barrel. No no the pre-game show have a concert after pitcher but on and off the same so the players can play. That would be long as halftime of my my wife and me off it really did forty five minutes outweighed their concert out there. Who have for you guys? was was. It should nyah Twain Fan. I think it should I acquaint or it's we're not came on the field. All I saw was like people on stilts walking looking off and it was all smoking. But what the hell were you guys doing out here man. We got a game boy Damore go. It's interesting because I don't know if everybody appreciates just just how quickly an NFL halftime actually moves by. It's only about thirteen minutes long from the time. The the second quarter ends to the time that ball's kicked off to start the third quarter. It's less asked in fifteen minutes. It moves fast and key all of a sudden. You're used to going in there. Maybe having something to drink ketchup breath and now you're back on the field and now you're on ice for nearly an hour. Forty five minutes. This is forty five minutes and I remember our super bowl. You know remember. I don't know if they did this for Y'all demarco they give you a super bowl robes like did they did they tell us. They gave us robes. I took my rope out of my out of my locker. Rolled it up like a pillow in lay down you. Just you know laying landsdowne sitting in the locker room. I think aiden took a little quick nap. You know it was the first time I'm seeing guys. Have enough time to take off their gear. Like I remember Isaac Bruce Walking around without his pants on Torry Holt took his pads on. I'm like damn we got. We got a lot of time before we get out there. We went through adjustments. We did get our fire up. Speeches are coaches just by rote. And they'll be sat there for ten minutes doing nothing. It was crazy Phil Collins. Christina Aguilera regained glitziest Toni Braxton Peak Toni Braxton and narrated for some reason by Edward James Olmos that that that was yours Toni. Braxton Hicks Gina the first time that's how you very quickly DEMARCO. Who Do you have on Sunday? Oh Man I want ever since go to win I really do. I think they're GONNA have to score thirty five to forty points to do it I think they've got the front to get after Patrick Mahomes. But I know Eric B enemy I know Andy Reid they have a plan instigate a pass rush by getting the ball out so I Want San Fran to win. I think Kansas City edges. This thing late I think they have a lead into the fourth. I think they hold. It probably probably went by three. So I'll say the forty two to thirty five go tomorrow for the Super Bowl Champ. He's been with us all all season. Long demarco thanks sir. You gotTa guys all right. There is a new all star Game format that is you're going to need to pay attention to where you're not going to you know what's going on plus there are some. NBA Players one in particular. That is very salty that he got left off the roster all that next on keyshawn L Z on trap and Travis seven seven ten. ESPN law halftime. Long Key. Law It is. I don't even remember our exit are halftime. RT national the magic. Somebody who's singing better than Phil Collins. I bet that's tonight's Wayne. You guys had schneier. You had no doubt he has sting. I don't even know what no doubt. No how funny. Yeah yeah runs off either of you were at this one but one of the worst halftime shows. I've ever been a part of course not playing playing keyshawn. No no no. I know I'm going to look like playing. But it was the WHO for some reason I think it was in Arizona and new who were came out and performed and I was just looking around like what demographic is is four like. No one was cheering. You actually was for you know. No one was cheering. Only reason they cherish the in Travis because they did a big firework show at the end they were like get them off the stage but it was awful. Yeah that's a narrow target that you're shooting at with the WHO every night on the NFL's allowed to miss the look. There's only so many acts acts that are going to appeal to most people that you're eventually going to run into Samak's that you're losing a big big part of. That's that's why they tried to linus of Jay z needed to make say prince there. There are some that Michael Jackson back in the day. There are enough. There are some that are going to cut across everybody's in a trap the ball like I didn't I didn't want to see the boss. Bruce springsteen was at that one in Iraq did I wasn't into turns out he knows what he's doing. He's a good performer. Right he he he. He knows what he's doing. But then you get a guy like Bruno Mars who I think is kind of one of those things that maybe you think you're not into it. And then he goes out there and does. That's what I'm saying if you you don't know Bruno Mars okay. And then they say. The halftime shows Bruno Mars. Anything and then you watch. You're like oh I get it now. I get it now because he puts on incredible show. What's what it'll be the number? Two hundred million. How many people more NATTA numbers actually been going down? Well is it or is it just going to Nielsen rating method of documenting. This the metric may be going down. But I don't think the number of eyeballs that are consuming the event are going down the NBA. All Star game is attempting to get more eyeballs on its all-star game. They changed the rules. They change the rules significantly. And there. I don't WANNA say they're confused. Infused Enron confusing. But they're confusing. Here's what it is. Both teams will play for charity. Janas will have a charity and Lebron will have a charity and the teams this is straight from the NBA. The teams will compete to win each of the first three quarters all of which will start with a score of zero zero and we'll be twelve minutes long so each quarter in and of itself is a game. The winning the winning team will have one hundred thousand dollars to give to a charity of their choice. Hopefully that inspires some competitive play at the end of each quarter. It's not that okay we're down twenty. We'll make later if you're down twenty you don't get that hundred grand to give to somebody that I like that idea. I mean I. I don't know the format. We'll we'll see how it plays. I guess it's basketball basketball. all-star game used their back petition back into it but the fact that it's a Kobe Kobe deal. I think that's a good thing so the Kobe part of the key is that the first three quarters are little mini games in themselves at the start of the fourth quarter. The game clock will be turned off and a final target score will be set. The final target score will be determined by taking the leading teams total cumulative score through three recorders and adding twenty four points than twenty-four representing the late Kobe. Bryant's uniform so let's say team. Lebron has scored one hundred points points through three quarters. The winning score will now be one hundred twenty four points the first team to one hundred and twenty four points will win win the game. So let's say they have one hundred team. Jaanus has ninety five the first two one twenty four win that game. It's an UN timed quarter. Yeah Yeah I mean I appreciate the effort trying to do a lot of things at once. They're trying to honor Kobe. They're trying to make the game more competitive and interesting and they're trying to you. Make sure that maybe they lay something down for the future so that it's not Kobe specific but it's a permanent change. Their fans can look forward to I get it. We'll see what happens but at the end of the a day if the guys don't care the guy's not gonNa care so even if they lose all star game and they don't care they're not gonNa care it's like what can you do to make the guys care going forward. They might care about this one because the Kobe. Yeah but afterwards what are you going to do to make them care. You know. It's it's it's hard to play in an all star Games in this day and age because the money is so significant you like back in the day. MJ Name they wasn't the day was having all Star Games right. Plus they was having summer midnight. Magic All Star Games where he all the same guy's all all star game was coming to play in all star game because it was just GonNa play in a charity event. And so when you look at like the pro balls and all that it's just like it's so much money any now that little two hundred thousand that you would make they kinda like whatever but they'll play hard like you said L Z. Because of the Kobe situation they they may play it more like a real basketball game opposed to just a shoot around. I like it I. I'm not saying it's going to be a success. It may be a disaster. We'll we'll find dowdy. But I I like the idea of trying because if it's just X.. Amount of dollars go to the winner. There they'll go hard at the end of the game right you. You might get five minutes of real basketball so you've gotta find a way to get them to play hard each quarter this at least attempts to solve that issue it brings things a charitable component to it. Which I think is is nice but you're right key at the end of the day this year? I think we'll be competitive because of everything that's happened this week. But there is no economic incentive. That is a reasonable that Lebron James and James Harden and the rest of these guys are going to go play for you you say. Hey we'll give you a five hundred thousand dollars. which in any real sense is a is a literal fortune to these guys? It's it's and I'm GONNA. Why would I risk my livelihood? Family Hood doing this when for that resources for today run. The five hundred is a lot of money. It's time to no question about it. And they know that but they like well. We lose his typical pickup three hundred. We'll pick up to seventy five pick up something. And when when I was planning to propose we will go to Hawaii. The the first three quarters who's like flag football basically but in the fourth quarter Thought was planning for their livelihood. Because how much was is it. At that time I think the win was probably getting seventy five problem in the loser was probably thirty five but you spent a hundred by flying everybody over to pay the cost. You cover your buddy man I it. It's an all star the game and other than baseball. There's nothing you can do to make it competitive because stuff can happen and I'm not doing it for nothing because the pro bowl after the super bowl was a party vacation. You don't say you don't say. The dodgers have not made many moves during this off season. But they might might the biggest move all that's coming up next on the morning show seven ten. ESPN ESPN so super bowl on Sunday. And then of course. We'll move into combine mode draft mode. And there's always. NFL Topics but baseball ball is right around the corner to you've got spring training which starts here in in just a couple of weeks and then major league baseball regular season towards the end of March. The dodgers have tried to get involved in a bunch of different guys the dodgers wanted Garrett Cole. He's a Yankee. The dodgers wanted Anthony Rundown. He's down the road in Anaheim. I'm with the angels. Stephen Strasburg decided to stay in Washington with the nats. They've been trying to get some guys done and really have not had any success at all some lower level. We'll things that you know those those those can be beneficial if you get the right guys but no big star power yet buster Olney was on with Mason and and Arlen yesterday and said that the dodgers are very close to getting a deal done for Red Sox outfielder. mookie Betts. I think this is going to happen. you know I've heard from one source today. Fifty fifty and other one put the number higher than that but the red sox have also talked about. You know. Maybe it's better for us to just trade Mukhi cookie free and clear David So we just get prospects in return. I know Alex for do go is one of the names. They've talked about I know that jus I graze one of the dodgers pitching prospects some. They've talked about and they're looking for pitching and jeeter downs. A middle infielder. I don't think it would cost you know any of the dodgers odd your very best young players And as I say. I do think it's going to happen because not only the red sox motivated to sell But the dodgers are are incredibly motivated to by trying to push the rock back up the hill and get better and I gotTa tell you that baseball fan the idea of cody bellinger per patrolling Centerfield. And mookie betts playing right field. Wow that would be fun to watch in terms how great they are. Typically the dodgers may have struck out on all of those other guys but if they can add mookie betts they might have had the best off-season anybody 'cause Mike. Trout is kind of on a plane on his own. And then once you start listening to the best players in baseball after that mookie Betts might be the next name out of your mouth. He's that good of a player. If they can get that guy they win the off. See so you give up a few prospects for an expiring contract and and you could shift guys around. I'm assuming in the outfield. Move guys around but you decided to go. Max Muncie a year ago and putting me right because you didn't want a a Bryce Harper. But well Muncie kind of see that the dodgers. This is why I think the dodgers are such an incredible story. The cody bellinger placed three positions. uh-huh you've got Max Muncie. Who can play really four or five different positions? You've really was it really. He played a lot of second base. He played a lot of first base. You've got Kiki Hernandez who can play all over the field. You Got Chris Taylor who can play over the field. You've got a bunch of guys that you can move around jock. Peterson is a very versatile player as well he can play all three outfield positions. He you can play first base so you add Mukhi bets. That makes you really not losing anything. You heard buster right. There say they're not giving away any of their really really high profile guys like will Smith or Gavin locks these guys that we've known for a long time adding mookie. Betts is massive if it gets done. That's not oh. Hey that's a really huge huge. Let me ask you this though. Why are they willing to letting go walk money money money and they know that they're not close? The the the the reason bets has not moved yet according to the conventional wisdom. Is that the the Red Sox at least wanted to start the year to see how far away they were from the Yankees to see how quickly the Yankees were able to separate from the pack and if they could stay close long enough. I'm going to hold onto him because maybe we can catch him at the end was cheating anymore. uh-huh maybe not but I came to the realization that we're not going to be able to hang with those guys so let's hit the button. Let's start over and he's probably not a part of what we're GonNa do you down the line we don't want to pay him Cetera et Cetera et Cetera. Let's move him get younger. Get cheaper the business part of it for the for the red sox all the sense in world I would argue the beneficiary part for the dodgers is that they're getting a Gamer. I don't really care about but your regular season numbers at this point because that's over the stretch of a lot of gains. What I care about is whether or not you can perform with the minute you schedule rush? WanNa shrunk down to five games to seven games. Can you be a Gamer in the postseason. mookie Betts has proven he can be that to me. Is the enticing part. Not The you know all he averages there's and he's got fifteen home runs like that's all finding minded. Then we got a bunch of guys then give nice juicy numbers for the regular season. We get real skinny when it gets to the postseason about. Who's hitting to me and travis correcting from wrong right now? I feel like we've got two guys we're GONNA depend on to get a hit in the postseason. Well everything else is grab bag. Jt Got Muncie. Everything else is is like. Hold your breath and see what's going to happen. I shot the same old pitch last year but remember the same guys that pige last year. We've been complain about them in the postseason we hold them up you know. Put them up in the air in a regular season but then when the postseason come all of a sudden we start scratching in tossing and turning. And I hear what you start. The season with is never which the season with an upgrade that as you go through the season so but look I've they've been critical of Clayton Kershaw. I think as much as anybody Clayton kershaw still really really good pitcher Clayton. Kershaw is go out there and win a bunch of Games Walker bueller is is developing into a legitimate number one ace not on the dodgers in baseball. He's one of those guys he's star. He Opens Your Your playoff series. He's is one of those guys You've got a bunch of depth in your rotation. I don't know. Keep your point that if we have Strasbourg. I don't know if we have Garrett Cole one of those guys anymore to get them but I don't know if you can't pick one of those up along the way every year Verlinden Darvish moves that. Got Guys move at our a deadline. Here's another way to look at this to think about the star power in southern California baseball all of a sudden. You're talking about trout and ren down down in Anaheim you're talking about Manny Machado in San Diego with the padres you've got each euro. You've got otani roasted awesome. Chiro Shohei Ohtani. WHO's coming back? He's GonNa Pitch this year. He's GonNa hit. He's a Mega Mega Mega Star. Then with the dodgers are loaded bets you got Mukhi you bet. You got cody bellinger. You Got Clayton Kershaw. Just the star power. In what is that a seventy five ninety mile radius. That's raising it is crazy now. Do now is get people. Actually you care. I mean trump. been here for a minute. You got to get people to care. How do you get people to care or home care right now because it got J. Lo and secure on on TV right right now? Let's do this. Let's go to break into that that we have our full attention on J.. Lo and what. She's talking about with her halftime. Don't you dare keyshawn. What district again and Lakers back at it for the first time tonight at Staples Center what what should we expect when they hit the court for the first time after the death of Kobe Bryant? That's next on the morning show on seven ten E._S._p._N..

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TCF Ep. 524 - Andrew Bernstein

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TCF Ep. 524 - Andrew Bernstein

"For Sports Lovers Twenty twenty has been a difficult year. Abbreviated and canceled seasons have robbed many of us a favourite diversion. Re Watching old games may fill the time, but there is nothing like seeing competition live and in person. I for one can't wait until the day. I can again attended dodger game here in Los Angeles. Now Andrew Bernstein has always enjoyed the best seat in the house as a sports photographer. Not only has he photographed practically every sport event that there is including the Olympics he has served as team photographer for the Lakers. Kings LA CLIPPERS AND LA dodgers. In addition, he's also held the position of director of photography for both. Staples Center and Microsoft Theater La. He now has his own podcast legends of sport. In his lengthy career. He's developed many friendships, not least of which was with Kobe Bryant with whom he collaborated the book. The Mamba, mentality how I play. And career special not because of the many iconic image he's made, but because he's demonstrated that he is the kind of man who puts in the extra effort and time to be a great photographer, a good father and a good man. This is about an ex in welcome back to the candidate frame. A first off welcome. Welcome to the show. It's have you thank you very much happy to year. Always Nice to talk to a legend. Old? I know. We talk a lot about your career as a sports photographer and that's we're going to spend a lotta time doing but I always to talk to sports, photographers or anyone who's been covering the game for a long time, always like hearing the story of the first live event smart event that they ever went to. That was like significant for them. What would that be? The first one I shot like no other one shot, but. went to maybe as a kid well, that's a great question I would have to say a grew up. A mets fan I. also a Rangers Fan growing up. I remember distinctly go into a myths game with my dad. I probably was maybe seven or eight. And, we were sitting behind home plate at Shea Stadium frankly sort halfway up, maybe third deck or something in. A foul ball team our way straight back. Identity shoved me out of the way in cod with one round. Tremendous amount it's been going. You know I'll never forget that I'm glad you remind me of that. That was fifty something years ago. An amazing that's A. Great Memory have first game. Yeah, well, it's better than getting in the head with a puck. But it would. No it was, it was a great memory. I had that ball forever I. Don't know what happened to it. In various moves over the years on the hockey side remember going to see the Rangers play in back. In the day we used to Go the old Madison Square Garden. This is the garden that was up on Tenth Avenue. I believe before they built the new garden in one, thousand, nine, hundred, seventy one. And the old guard, and had these pillars that you know. The new garden had the suspended ceiling. We made it so revolutionary. The Old Guard was Lee elda auditorium in at these pillars came down, and they sold seats literally behind the pillars that would call obstructed view seats. Added stamped on the ticket obstructed view. And you, literally sitting behind the pillar, and that's where me, the kid with always stupid behind the pillar. Every single time by Dan we get the tickets were like fifty cents. So that's what my earliest memories ago to raise your AIDS, I went to I can't remember which was first where there was a rams game at the coliseum that was my first, or whether it was dodger game. Experienced that I, remember was just the noise of so many people. And just it's unlike any other feeling I ever had were have dislike. Thousands of thousands of people around you at the same time, and there's something that I think is. Very lowering about that whether you are a sports fan as Lords player in your case of a photographer and talked to me about the intoxication of just that feeling at that sound. And, what it does for you especially when you're out there virtually in the center of it, it's still funny and bringing this up because the last. Or so this is gonNA sound really weird, but I've had this crazy ringing in my ear might. Equally right, it never experience, so go to the doctor. Get a hearing test the whole thing that they do. It comes back I have like twenty percent hearing loss at the high frequency, not unusual for my age. The audiologist says Mrs Wonder What kind of let me ask you. What kind of work do you do? I said well sports photographer you in noisy environments. She says I said. When's the last time we were in one? Four months ago. Well the ever experiences when you're in a loud arena or stadium I should not consciously. She's a will. Maybe you haven't withdrawal surgical. Rain you this consciously? Hearing it because it was so used to hearing it for forty years, isn't that? It's so bizarre. It is intoxicating, and it is something that I absolutely gravitate towards feed off of the energy of the fans, and this the buzz in the arena and I could design a million examples. View I mean most notably. Loudest Arena stadium I'd ever been in in my life was a dodger stadium. Kirk Gibson home run a navy eight. And literally dealt like the stadium was gonNA crack in half, because it was just it was thunderous, and it went on for probably went off. I don't know seven or eight minutes, Straits and upper decks with just shaking earthquake. Basically and then every NBA finals I remember Kobe's last game in nineteen am sorry in two thousand sixteen. You know it is an amazing experience, and now I'm up against going to shoot the NBA in the bubble situation and there being no fence. That, he'll element that whole. You know part of the game which the players feed off. Of course, the energy is going to be gone so I'm very curious to see how that bullpens out. When did you know that you wanted to be not just a photographer sports photography? Tigra Fourteen, my dad bought me an old cannon. -Til Film Camera, and that was before the summer of my fourteenth a forty year, and we went in and hit all the major national parks out West for city kid that was unbelievable, but I really took photography and actually have a funny story to tell you if you have a minute. Back in the day you know we used to shoot film obviously CODA chrome. Was Kinda the film you would get Come with a mailer I. Don't know if you're older. Yeah. I didn't by you'd by cody chrome film and would come literally with a mailer prepaid mailers that wherever you are in the country, you could literally put it into a mailbox anywhere, and it would go to Rochester in week or two later. You would have this boxes yellow box. Come back to your house. Right with with your slides in it. So my dad and I bought a whole bunch of mailers. You'd given me this camera. A really have a chance to learn it at all, and my dad was a doctor he's, but he considered himself among other things to be an amateur photographer, so he was going to teach me. The kid at do photography on this trip. We're going through all the national parks and we're taking pictures in east taken pictures of his. T cannon camera at the Teal and we're putting the film in each other's mailers and sending it off to Rochester. It's and it's going great. You know having a lot of fun learning any use the camera dad's she showing which we get back home and is probably sixty of these little yellow boxes waiting there. My mom had piled up on the dining room table and they don't have either of our says Bernstein on, so we're going through these envelopes in these boxes and I'm looking at him and he's looking at his once. He picks up and. All these pictures are unbelievable. Look at this roll of film I shot United I got I got old faithful and I got the Grand Canyon, and look at this one a Mount Rainier, and I said well hold on like in tonight tonight. See that role. And he shows me the role and I go through a four or five pictures in is a picture of him like. A hold on top that that's not your role. That's my role. Spiral bill so he was like board of by because he wanted the obviously have ended up, but but we laughed about it years later, because that was really the activity that was the moment that I knew that I had a little bit of skill, and will the talent, and all that sort of coalesced later on in fact that same year when a good friend of mine thing was Andrew Feldman. And he had a darkroom in his basement in his house in Brooklyn at took me in the dark room and showed me how to develop film and had to make prints and. Tell him when I saw that I print. Come up in the developer in the TRAE. And saw literally like that magic trick. Remembered his bike a magic trick this blank piece of paper which you put some, you know a light on an image on in larger you couldn't in the solution in twenty seconds later in the image sums up at you actually created in your brain. That translated through your camera. Who is now coming up in this solution and that that was men that was like the giant lightbulb. I knew that I can literally create something that was tangible and creative and interesting. You know sky was the limit at that point. But how do you associate a career in photography career in in in sports? That's an easy answer because I was always the shortest kid on my block so. FOR PICK UP BASEBALL PICKUP BASKETBALL PICKUP FOOTBALL STREET HOCKEY I played all sports and I was decent at it, but I was like the littlest scrawny kid, so I knew I had never have any career whatsoever in high school, and beyond, although my dream was to be shortstop for the midst, because but Harrison was my idol. That's on story but I. I realized very quickly. The head two passions had a passion for Sports, passion photography, and what better way than to merge them and have the best seat in the house. Quite through which you know forty years, so it's been a gift. You went to Art Center College of Design Right that that school is it primarily geared for people interested in commercial photography. In a not so much sports and I've taught there so I've seen that. The majority of the students have an interest in photography. Not, many who are interested in in doing sports by one of the things that I often notice if students, there is very dedicated to a particular aspect photography that's not being reflected with what the other students are doing. It can be kind of a challenge, because in not just the the curriculum, but also the other students are looking at you going. What do you think you're doing? Yeah, so tell me about this sort of pushback. You might have gotten while you were there before you actually got started in. Your career did prove to be a little more difficult to get through school well, you're being incredibly diplomatic. The black sheep of my class would be an understatement everyone in my class. I went into art center two classes here when I went in spring of Seventy, eight and thirty, eight of us, split into two classes, and everyone was interested in. Either products photography a car photography. Studio stuff anything about you know anything in the studio of fashion portraiture whenever I was really the only one who is interested in photo journalism, and really decided one hundred percent on sports at that point, but I I went there. I was discouraged from date. One I mean every teacher. I had I three terms. The one teacher completely dismissed dream ambition and the first three terms of art center. You're basically in the dark room twenty four hours a day anyway. And, you're not really focusing on what your true interest is. They expect to develop that open those three terms in its innate term. Curriculum so I had one teacher named Bill Robins. Who was my advertising teacher? Who who really just saw that? Hey, you know what? This guy's got a dream got. Ambition got some Brooklyn Moxie. And he encouraged me along with my the only photo journalism teacher that that any less handed centers guy named Jim CACAVO. Jim At the ATM veteran. War photographer. He worked for the Red Cross during Vietnam War and he saw that passion in me as well so both of these gentlemen became mentors throughout my. Time at Art Center in egg state mentors of mind, forty plus years later I mean these good friends by recall at any moment and do and lean on and ask for it by. Jim Jiminy actually went full circle, and he actually taught a class with me at a youth center in the Rampart district number years ago, which was super, Fund, and then I've been working with bill as an adjunct. Instructor at Mount Saint Mary's University where. Is Now the chairman of the Department there after leaving Brooks after close, but he was with Brooks. Who are longtime so I get to my term review with Chairman Great Charlie pots I'm sure you've heard of. Charlie legend I mean he was he was you know he was a contemporary of ansel Adams. Legend and I remember Charlie just sitting back, and and looking at Mike Portfolio which you had to get a mandatory meeting with the chairman before you're a term. And he just sat back and said he says. There's no way you're gonNA. Make a living doing this. Just what you all that position. I said I got no fallback position. It's just nobody I. Remember him like it was yesterday and I loved him to death. He said nobody makes a living doing sports photography and just looked at me right in the I I said really be heard a John Zimmerman. Have you heard Neil? Lifer have you heard a Walter IOS, Baba and he goes well. There are exceptions. Yes I expect to be one of those exceptions thoughts. Thank you very much close up by portfolio. got my degree after a germ, but my good friend and teacher mentor. Robinson introduced me to Layne. Stewart in sports illustrated SL staffer. They did my first assignment as an assistant with him, and then he introduced me to the local L. A. Photographers Peter Miller, Richard maximum a, and that's where I really learned the craft, and when I needed to do you know I was learning the Science Photography Ios? I was learning a lot about lighting, which was great at art. Center but to be sports photography really needed to learn it like. On the job in the arenas in the stadiums, and that's what I did, and also just rounded out the whole thing. Is that a as you probably know? When given a lot of business training arts center is a lot of sort of presumption that Oh yard center united successful photographer, but they don't teach you how to run a business at one business class, which the Great Arrow Gerson thank God. He was the structure. He's still great friend, and Mentor, and Guide and financial adviser and everything else by business, and I got to work for bill in his studio and learn how to run a studio. Learn how to deal with clients. Learn how to go to the bank. Open Jenny Gout. Pay vendors go to the lab in all the things that we do as part of running a business, which are really honestly took for granted or just didn't care not jets that was unbelievably valuable to end very thankful for bill, bringing me into the studio to learn that. What did you learn about being a sports photographer that you you only could have learned by working with these guys specifically with respect to how you had to approach. What you did because to the amateur, it's all about you know getting a great shot, but. My way of thinking, you really have to think about how these images are going to be used so loud that knowledge informed how you worked how you shot how you interact with not only with the athletes, but anyone that the owners of the. Team the magazines and newspapers, and so on well first and foremost ahead to. Learn everything technically I could possibly learn and most specifically I had to learn the technique of lighting indoor arenas with strokes. You don't might. My dream was to shoot LAKER Games should kings games in at the forum using strobes, and they are only a handful of people in the country are quite honestly at the time who knew how to install these giant strobe units speed of tron strobe units, and I was trained by a guy named David Keith but the time was the head assistant on the West Coast for sports illustrated, and he took me under his wing and showed me how to how to do it. Through my connections with the photographers that I was working for and most of the signs being at the Forum I was able to kind of. You know open the little crack of the door and stick my little Brooklyn Foot in there and. Make some connections and soon discovered that strobe. was, far, superior than what they were getting in I was able to finagle my way in exchange for credentials I was able to get. The ability to put my strobes in starting to sell pictures as small stock picture agency, and what have you? So by being around these photographers learning this lighting technique, but also learning how they interact with the athletes, and how they interact with the PR directors, and if you're shooting in executive like you said whatever it is on assignment, that was the most valuable. Kind of job training that I could get because. You have to establish a relationship with these people from the moment they meet you. And most of them don't want their picture taken. They're not comfortable in front of the camera did not train models. You know they're not even CEO's who are used to have their picture taken or being front of the camera, various reasons, and they have the attention. Span of you know of an ant. Most of the time, so you have to be completely prepared you have do. Not just trust in your equipment, but you have to have this innate knowledge of your quipped. That it's second nature like I can't be fumbling around with exposure and lenses and. Use this umbrella or show you. That's off boxer you. Know it's like you got to do it and know it and be prepared and be there early and something goes wrong. You GotTa fix it, and you'd have to wing it sometimes. I've had to wing it many many times. It's unsure you haven't a lot of listeners have but by winging it. I don't mean just make stuff up i. mean use your experience of. Of having been in these situations, many many times to get what the client wants, and then go to the next level and get something that maybe you want that. The client hadn't even thought of so I. Take a lot of pride in that and I take a lot of pride in the fact, that I have clients have been with me my entire career. Thirty five plus years having the same clients and there's a reason why they keep coming back. There used to the quality that myself and my group now photographers who worked for me and with me, you know we have a great work ethic, pretty seamless in terms of equality that the client can expect, and and we can produce, and you know like a lot of pride in. That's very important to me. You are on the road a lot. Right for good part of your career so and I know that for a while there. You were like a single dad, so the challenges of being on the road as much as you were in raising kids. Is a difficult one, even if you're able to be relatively. Man, I had no no idea. About my kids turned out okay I. Don't Oh God blessed? I can't really answer that I I became a single dad. My kids were like foreign three ish. Divorce to say the least in not a very amicable custody situation also say the least I don't know. I had I had some help ahead. Some friends and people around me that did help and my kids were very adaptable. But it was tough. It was very very difficult in I had to plan. My NBA CAREER NBA travel lights around my custody schedule. And I literally went back to to NBA photos to the head of entertainment. Great winning at the time. At a meeting with him after my divorce was settled in my custody, agreement was sealed and I said look, here's the deal. Greg I I WANNA keep working here I. Think I'm Valuable Asset I. Hope that you guys still want me around. But I can't travel like I've had been in the past that he said well. What's going to work for you tonight? That was a fulltime employees from the NBA so ahead. You know obviously in that application to work certain amount of days among. And I said well look if I have my kids every other weekend, so we can plan my travel schedule around that so that I'm home with my kids there and then. Maybe I don't have to work as many home games during custody time and all that and eat whatever you need, we will do for you. I remember him saying literally like it was yesterday and I was very thankful. They really made it work. So I said no, I don't know in my own mind. How I survived it quite honestly very pressure filled in I wanted to be good data could be. But I guess at very resilient kids, wonderful kids that are now in their mid twenties. Look back at that time and laugh. Kinda scratch our heads. I didn't know how to cook. So you know the reading the same thing every single time. But. We had a lot of fun to was great bonding experience for us, and then I got remarried got remarried. My kids were ten nine, my daughter. My stepdaughter was ten at the time. Now again, they're in their mid twenties and we have a beautiful twelve year old. My wife is so. It's been an incredible journey. Have had a lot of support. A lot of people lean on along the way, a great support system in my personal life in my family. You know very fortunate that I. Somehow survived all that and still have a career flourished. When one of the amazing things about your career the help, but think about is. It's not just about the people that you've had the opportunity to photograph and get to know. That you you have been in proximity to a percentage of humanity that is just very unique, not just in terms of physicality, but just in terms of mindset. Because! These men and women that get up to the Pinnacle of Sports, not just because I there because they're physically endowed in some particular way, there is something in terms of the way they think. How they meet challenges. How they overcome obstacles. That is earned them the place that therein. And I'm wondering that being around that as much you have. How did that color the way you were photographer? Well, there's a lot of pressure to fit in succumb to that pressure early in my career, and realized that that wasn't actually the lights down the route that wanted to lead with my life, and that I didn't have to be like all the other guys I was myself and I think once I decided that that was the route I wanted to take. It took a lot of pressure off me. That look either people are to accept me the way I am or then own. They're not going to hang out with me. You hang out with these at the end of the world. And I like you know I brought this from childhood and teenage years that I needed to be able to fit in I needed to be able to You know just be the group and that you know as I got older I realized that that wasn't important to my job, and it was kind of sake existence that I relaxed and I realized that what I brought to the table was was in integrity and trustworthiness that helped me get through many difficult situations that maybe some other photographers might not have been able to adapt to. You know being. Around professional athletes all the time, and respecting their their space, but also being able to do my job discreetly without fanfare, not Mickey about me. All those things are kind of intangibles that you can't teach somebody you know. You could be the greatest photographer in the world and make the greatest pictures, but people don't want you around. Option pictures of. Blank walls. And I I truly love what I do, and I love being around the guys and I love being hard of the scene. I'm happy being part of the furniture you know. And to be the CENTERPOINT, or don't have to be the ringleader, or anything like that or really be follower I can just see me. That took a long time to. Realize but once I did it with like I, said it was, it was very common and an hour into one of those people was was Kobe. Bryant whom you did the book, Mama, mentality and You've probably had one of the more unique relationships with him because you were there from. Day One because I prefer photograph as a as a Laker yet for the roster and. and I. There's an interesting story about after he had retired approached him about doing doing a book. Yeah, and you came up with the proposal, but he kind of took it elsewhere. Tell us about. Well I spent twenty years with this amazing individual, not just walk week, but this person and I got to know him. Eighteen year old rookie when I met him. was there every step of the way undocumented every step of the way with him since day one and was. More I was more than grateful. more the better word than grateful. Just very humbled and grateful that allowed me in into his world that he trusted me that he wanted me to be the guy that documented his career. You know from the inside, although there are so many other tar. Obviously documented his career but I was really the guy that he trusted to be on the inside with him. You know that will stay with me forever, but he. Was a unique individual when we got. We got to do our book together. It was just so amazing because he opened up so much in I saw a side of him that I I didn't really know about how introspective he was, and how he studied my photography from the beginning. Even before we met and was able to build his game through my photography and videos that he had seen and other people's Petar inside his. You know it's very. Amazing crisis, actually doing that book with him and thank God. We did the book because the book now is legacy and I couldn't be more grateful. Than to have that opportunity to done that with him out at answered the question. Yeah, because it was I was listening to the episode that you did with him for your for your podcast. Sports where you're talking about the book, and he made the point that he had looked at your work even before he had met. You Yeah to analyze in what people were doing like Michael Jordan. When he was gone, he was boxed in and just analyzing the photographs in order to discern ways of being able to improve his game, and it was just like that level of focus was just amazing, never heard that particular story especially associated with photography, but it was just. gave me an even deeper appreciation for The man that who was the. Yeah, I mean. That blew me away when A. One example as we were working on the chapter where he was talking Balance relationship with Michael Jordan and how he studied. Michael's all of Michael's nuances through my photos and other people's photos videos. Have you wanted to see particular picture? That I had shot that he remembered i. then remember taking it, but he remastered picture of the Young Kobe Volley second game. He played against Michael Ware Dean Michael. he went through this picture like it was a surgeon like dissecting something I mean, he said. Look at look at where my hip SARS look at how my ankles turns. Look at how my elbow is in in his ribcage. Says you know what's going on in this picture. not really said I'm doing everything wrong. This. Omega well forget about this victory goes. None of this has to go in. This has to be the first picture in the chapter because I. Want People to learn how I learned I'm looking at this picture everything I did wrong and how I learned from that so that the next time I was in that situation with him with Michael I would have learned from it and corrected it and in right. So literally this pictures, the lead picture of the chapter, and his caption says everything I'm doing in. This picture is wrong. I mean who does that narrow book. I don't know anybody would really be that self deprecating. He has a great quote, said if you not obsessed with what you do, we don't speak the same language I. Did you feel like that applies to you? You know I didn't know that quote and he didn't speak for years and years later, but when I met him eighteen, and I was. You know twenty years older than him. There was something that in this kid who said that he knew he knew me knew about me and we'd never met before and. He knew through my photos all the posters had you know with my pictures? My photo credit on growing up I. Just did a some about this kid. That just reminded me a little bit of myself at that age at eighteen years old. And A. Little bit on the smart Alecky side driven and yes obsessed so that when we is really funny, but we. We were doing some interviews it when the book came out in two thousand, eighteen and Won The interviewers said. Something like they said to Kobe this well you too, so alike like. Did you know that he was obsessed? As you are about what he does? and Kobe said Yeah of course, I want. My world these. Years Crazy obsessed with what you do is what I do. So he had to completely different crafts. You know was out in the rack and dunking in mind was was recording that by camera, but We were just subset as obsessed with what we did. It was always remarkable to me that I'd come into staple center of the forum and he'd be the first guy out there. Mormon up, and sometimes he I would get there before him, and we sort of nodded. 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Patriarch Dot Com forward slash the candidate frame. These modest amounts add up and provides the means to keep the show growing and thriving. So, if you enjoy the work we're doing. Please come on as a patriotic supporter today. Thank you. You gotten to photograph some amazing games of historic moments but I i. hear that the the Dream Team especially Dream Team in ninety two. You have a special affinity for that I Olympic game where all these also RASCO players got a chance to play in when. All, so tell me. Why is that of all the events covered? Wise that one's one that resonates so much with you. Well. Said this before that? If I could have retired after that experience, that would have been a great career to that point. You know who's nineteen two. In the NBA Trust me to be the guy of the lead photographer. That was embedded with this team from day one of training camp throughout the gold medal which seven. Weeks with them I knew then that this was going to be. This was something very very special. I mean people. Ask me a lot about. Photos of mine which contained sort of an iconic thing over the over the years in. A lot of that is because when you look back at something, you know it's just this sort of level of iconic memory. Or legendary memory whatever but I knew at the time that this was an incredibly iconic assignment, because there was never a team assembled like this and the personalities on that team that the the talent you know Chuck Daly being the coach. All of it was just a top to bottom. Stacked and legendary so. I was grateful, but has also a little bit intimidated and I was also very nervous like almost the entire time that I would miss something or that you know my work wasn't up to par with the subject matter at hand, and all that kind of thing. That was a little bit I guess unfounded. Because you know I did produce photography from NAT in. A lot of got resurfaced during the last dance series at ESPN ran about the Bulls Jordan era. They spent a lot of time about the dream. Team and actually brought up some of my photos during that which was super cool. But it was a great experience the. Any every photographer should have that assignment that plum assignment that they could always point to and swallow. That was just head and shoulders above any other assignment I ever got. And I've had some great assignments I gotTA. Tell you, but that nothing will ever come close to that. When things about photographing sports that you have to be adept at knowing the sport you know because you have to be sort of almost like a savant in terms of anticipation terms of what's about to happen. To a certain degree I think that you also have to know the players to a certain degree, so given that where there are certain players who you really had fun photographing just because not just because of what they did in terms of their flutter. Schism is what they ended up giving you talk over. Yeah, that's it's great to part question and answer the first part I because when I really realized I need to build my portfolio to be sports photographer in my mind that meant that I had to shoot every sport known to man and women. Because I to have this broad portfolio, I don't know if that's true or not, but I just felt like I needed to shoot everything. And at the time my dad was living in Colorado Springs, which is the home of the US Olympic Committee may add at the time to qualify for the Olympics was called the National Sports Festival where every Olympic sport was qualified for that every summer Olympic sports I went out there somehow I. don't even know how it got credential financially, but I got an credential to shoot it. and. I was shooting five six different sports. A date I mean rhythmic gymnastics. I was shooting rugby interesting at all shooting A. Yachting. Equestrian stuff bicycling all this. I mean. What do I know about any of that stuff? But I knew as a photographer. That I had to create some pictures, maybe that in the sport that will kind of helped me. I don't know and then fast forward. A few years later, my first job was as a team. Photographer was to be the team cadaver for the L.. A. S. soccer team. I'd never seen the soccer game in my life I grew up in New York. We didn't even know soccer I need. Soccer was sport growing up in Brooklyn. I be totally honest with us, so the guy higher hires me from the LA S Dex, and I guess he assumes that I had seen side. I'd never seen a game anywhere on TV I didn't know how it was played so I go out to the field. Shoot my first. Scrimmage and or whatever they call it as told it was not field pitch by the way which I didn't know and I'm thinking. This is a lot like football. Is Kinda like hockey. That is neither of those sports, but anyway I just Kinda learned to fly had no equipment back then so the answer the second part of your question. Yes, I had to learn how athletes played and most specifically magic Johnson comes to mind because if I didn't study, Magic's gained by trial and error quite frankly by shooting. So many games with him and missing a lot of things because I miss time, do I just wasn't ready are? Not Present in the moment. Yeah, I don't think I could have progressed as a sports photographer. I wouldn't have been able to capture these great moments in his career and Jordan's career. Toby's grier and all these guys that came later. So I have a tremendous amount of gratitude to Bajic for teaching be. How to be patient out of study, had come back from frustration and failure. Quite honestly this so many games I would look at my film afterwards. Just shake my head like I shouldn't have been there, but I would come back in and maybe as many shots the next game learn from that. And shooting with the strobe technique of using these giant flashes in the ceiling. Can only shoot one picture before seconds, so there's no motor drive situation where I can lean on a motor drive as Magic's coming down full speed down the court in front of me, not knowing what he's GonNa. Do you know in the Split Second? So it really is a lot of I like to call. An ESPN GOTTA have teeny bit of anticipation. Be a little bit ahead of the game, but that comes from. From preparation of experience and let quite frankly a lot from from error in from failure failure, you usually tons learning and from learning. Comes the rewards of getting a great shot. You just said something interesting about being in the moment. Tell me about developing that particular skill, because we've talked about understanding strobe understanding your camera, and no in the game learning how to be present in the moment. Let's does skill right, so tell me about how you develop that. In in terms of your sports soccer. Well, I learned I, learned very early that if I am caught up in the emotion of a crazy pandemonium filled arena. News a last second shot, happening or the NBA finals or about to end all hell is gonNA. Break loose on the court. If I'm caught up in that, then I'm not doing my job I should just be home watching it on TV like everybody else from their sofa. Also learn that if I see if I actually see the photo happened through, the viewfinder talked the picture. Because the shudder as you know, the shutter should be closing in the moment that the pictures taken so I shouldn't be seeing. It means I missed it and we don't get that opportunity back in in our world in sports, photography can't say we'll hold on a model like. Can you do that? Pose again or fix at lighting or Whatever so that doesn't happen? And then that sort of jelled when I got to be around, Still Jackson a lot, and I got to see how Phil was able to center himself. Even in the most you know, jam packed pressure film moments I would seek on the bench, just sort of tying his shoelaces or Look at his fingernails and you know it's like a one point gay going on to whatever and then watching Cobian how he prepared for gains, his mental preparation meditated I I was just blown away by this guy who. Could literally fall asleep on a massage table an hour and a half before game time in his heartbeat was just barely going. You know an I heart pumping like crazy. 'cause I knew this game was going to start. Seeing him he would literally stand there during the national anthem with his eyes, closed meditating during the anthem of an NBA finals game, you know, and all the other guys fidgeting around, or they might be looking somewhere else. Coby was totally centered in himself, taken out of the moment very zen like so very inspiring that sort of. Not just you know my work life, but kind of moved into my crazy personal life at the time, which really needed to be present. Children's Noah's always great added, but at least it was a skill that I could take from my work life into my personal life. You talked about some other photographic greats like Neil leafer and Peter Reed Miller. Must have been great. DEB, see them as a peer people who whose work you admired for for God knows how long. I'm curious. Is there a picture that one of your photographic heroes took who you got to know that you think God I wish I had made that photograph. What it is! We have. It's like a million, but I learned from that and I. I, admire these guys so much I mean you know John's Zimmerman who people might not know? Was Really The godfather of sort of remote you putting remotes into crazy places in arenas for basketball and hockey. Is the first guy to put a camera behind the backboard. He's guided probably put a camera catwalk back kind of thing in life, and in Walter and what they were able to. Do you know when I teach photography? Always bring. Their were the masters these guys are. The Mount Rushmore sports photography. Neil lifers Ali over listed victor, literally the most and voted the most iconic sports photo ever taken in knowing the story behind it, and having meant Neil and having him take me through how that picture happened. And Walter Walter was just recently on my podcast, and we talked about so many of his iconic moments, but the fact that his preparation and his knowledge everything you talked about earlier and learning the game and. Being in the moment, really league. Helped him get these unbelievable iconic photographs that will live forever Dwight Clark catch for example. Joe Namus I mean you know to name a million of so? I'm hoping that this generation is new generation of sports photographers. Maybe look in my work net. Butler's work John mcdonagh's work. You know my my colleagues that I've been sitting next two years and they're able to say. Wow, maybe one day I'll be able to take a picture like that. And, maybe somebody like yourself less than that in net that means a lot to me, you know I can inspire people with my work I was I was so inspired by those greats, and continue to be I still breakout Neal's booker or Walters Book and just am dumbfounded as the stuff that I can, and let's keep in mind shooting in crappy lighting with film cameras which film. That wasn't particularly suited for that kind of work. Why they they perfected the strobe techniques for indoor arenas, which was so revolutionary at the time, and they would just travelers, trailblazers, and on top of that they were incredible guys. They still are I. Mean Neil I for God? Bless the guy I want to say. How will he is, but he still is working and is pumped up. Z. Always has been his whole career. It's unbelievable. Well, let's talk about your podcast. How did you come to decide to put on the camera for a little bit and pick them up microphones well, I admit so many great people along the way, and it was always been so fascinated by people's stories. What made them who they are? What made them great guys like magic I know his story known Shack Story. I I I know still Jackson. Dr Bus I mean people like that who? I was just just always been fascinated with what may somebody who they are? What were those moments? What would who were their mentors? What was that a tiffany in their life? That moment in time when they you know that switch went on just like me, you know about earlier that light went on when I was a young photographer in the dark room, and quite frankly I I knew that my career as a sports photographer on site you know is not gonna be forever, you know physically it takes a toll. I DIDN'T WANNA. Be traveling as much as I was so still love what I do of course so I was looking for a way to kind of Meld both of those and at the same time. My love for the legends of the game of of every game every game I've been around especially basketball and wanting to help those guys kind of redirect the spotlight back on them a little bit, and maybe you know through my legends of Sport Platform. We, make them marketable again or. or Introduce them to a whole new generation of people who grew up hearing their names. You know through their parents, their dad, or maybe they were you know dragged to a game is like a five year old. They didn't or maybe they never saw people play this generation. Never Seen Michael. Jordan play, right. You know thinking. They're looking at Babe. Ruth or something but. This is a real person who accomplished so much so I be able to tell those stories and I really truly love talking to people in especially in my business. So we set out myself into partners, we set out to launch this platform three years ago through the podcast and data done that eighty eight eighty nine podcasts over two and a half, almost three seasons and this season we partnered with the La Times to co produce, and for them to distribute the podcast along with all your favorite podcast networks platforms like spotify apple, so it's been a great. Great, connection, great marriage with the La Times. People to work with. They have a great podcast platform. Which people in La probably are familiar with, but maybe not as much outside, of l., as who were trying to help them. With that as well, and we came up with the series of sixteen episodes one week during this whole restart of the NBA Wnba during the bubble situations in Florida, so each week has a theme, and we'll go through the end of the NBA finals, which was scheduled to be about mid October so every week we do theme. It's been a lot of fun, you know. Talking to people who were in the bubble, going to be going down there myself in two weeks, but also talking to legendary coaches, NBA personnel of course, former players, broadcasters, people who can really put a legend's spin and legends perspective. What's going on right now, so it's very relevant. But it's also to me. It's super interesting because you're hearing from people from. The past, who really can lend a lot of perspective to what's going on in a year interviewing people who you've known for Awhile in. Did you have an interview or you sat down with a person, will you? You were surprised discovered something that you had known even though you had known them for so long I literally find out every single time I mean and have a great producer in researcher. Veronica who I don't wish, he comes up with this stuff. Rates go much and she takes the deep dives and. It doesn't even matter who the guest is always a nugget. There's always something. Like for example this week I have might Tony. Who is the coach of Houston? Rockets, I know Mike known for years, and he and his wife and Dinners within socially at. And I didn't know why he ended up in Italy playing in. Italy I'd never actually asked him that. He's alleged in Italy's. Laurel White met in Italy that she was a model. I mean all these things. Even on the professional side is so many things that I find out you know especially like Kobe told me so many things about who he would reach out to just pick their brain about greatness, and we heard some stories, but it would things I had heard that I had never heard especially from him. Peter Guber the same way I mean. Peter guber owner of the warriors owner of the dodgers you know. The immobile in the entertainment world, but he was like this Red Sox Fan. Growing up couldn't even afford to go to Fenway Park. He had the stand out in Yawkey Way and hope to catch a home run over the green monster out in the stream. I didn't know that knew that you know. This fascinating things at all of these things kind of made the person who they are, and that's why I want to talk to them, because I'm just interested as a fan as as a friend, but also I want to bring that to the public as and it's inspiring, it's exciting from. My last question, which asked each guest is i. ask them to recommend another photographer, and it can be anyone someone you've long admired or someone you've recently discovered to who the photographer be NY. Own Boy, that's A. that's a really tough question. So many come to mind right off the top of my head I mean. I'm a big admire Danny clinch. Mini Danny is not as star Danny instead of music photography, but his portraiture and his way of of working with. With musicians on the same sort of iconic level as athletes that I work with. I I just admired so much. I don't know Danny personally. We've corresponded a couple of times by white bought me. A couple of original prints of his a just got his book for Father's Day and. One of my books. And one day we will meet I mean he? He's had the dream job for years being. My Idol Bruce springsteen's personal offers so little jealous about that. But? He's just. It's just amazing and I encourage. Everybody looked him up. Danny clinch. I interviewed him last year. He's Jim Yeah. I'm glad to meet him because I look forward to the time when I can sit down with him for to an adversary park on the boardwalk in just shoot the breeze photography might because. He's quite an interesting guy. So. Are you an thank you so much for making time for us today? I really enjoyed it well I enjoyed it, too. Thanks so much in. Anytime I'll come back maybe after the bubble situation and we can rehash that would. And Life is getting back to normal. We could actually see each. Thanks to Andy for joining US find out more about him and his work by visiting ADP DOT COM and don't forget to listen and subscribe to his podcast legends of support. If. You're a devoted listener and subscribe to the show Rightist Review on whatever service you listen to podcast. Those reviews allowed us to grow. 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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Westwood One Daily News Flash Briefing

07:54 min | 7 months ago

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

"From Washington DC. This is Westwood One Daily News for February Twenty Fifth Twenty twenty. I'm John Trout. President trump continues his visit to invest. Where he's been speaking to the similarities between the USA and the country with the most populous democracy in the world as we deepen our partnership with India. We remember that. Our two countries have always been united by shared traditions of democracy and constitutions that protect freedom individual rights and the rule of law the twenty twenty. Democratic presidential contest is now centered in South Carolina where candidates are getting ready for the latest debate in Charleston tonight. Our CORRESPONDENT BOB. Costantini is there. Eat is a close race here in South Carolina according to a couple of polls which by maintaining that is vital for him to go on here in Charleston. Democrats will debate hot on the heels of dividers forum where Michael Bloomberg was hazard as the upstart. Now it's Bernie Sanders in the overall front runner rule. Factoring in Super Tuesday's fourteen states. Cnn is hosting the candidates for town halls ahead of Saturday's actual vote if you look just polls that came out a few days ago on Sunday I think it was CBS. I am beating trump in Michigan beating trump in Pennsylvania. Beating trump in Wisconsin tied in Florida wherever sanders gets his polling numbers realclearpolitics on average ahead of president trump by five percent in Michigan Sanders ahead three percent in Pennsylvania but polls in Wisconsin F- tended to have president trump beating any of the Democratic candidates in Florida. It's basically a tie. Cbs At nationwide polls with Sanders ahead of the president. Forty seven to forty four percent not far behind Joe Biden leading Mr Trump and hypothetical contest forty seven to forty five percent sanders may have an affinity for CBS. Polls since its poll of South Carolina has him just five percent behind Joe Biden state. Where Biden has banked his campaign where you once held a twenty five point lead among Democrats Biden also trying to play up his appeal not only in the presidential contest but also for Democrats up and down the ticket. It's not just can you? Beat DONALD TRUMP. Can You bring a long? Can You keep a Democratic House of Representatives in the United States Congress and can you bring along Democratic Senate? Can you help people up and down the line and I think I'm better prepared than the Senator Sanders. Seven Democrats will be on the stage. Here for the Party's latest debate. Bob Costantini Charleston. Former Hollywood movie mogul Harvey. Weinstein was convicted in his rape trial in New York yesterday and was hospitalized. After being taken away in handcuffs Steve Kastenbaum reports the jury of seven men and five women found Weinstein guilty of rape and sexual assault charge. But after four. And a half days of deliberations here at Criminal Court. They felt that the evidence and testimony presented at the trial did not support. The more serious charge predatory sexual assault which carried a maximum sentence of life behind bars. Manhattan District Attorney. Sivan's praised the women who came forward with their claims against Harvey Weinstein saying they changed the course of history and how sexual assault allegations are handled. This is a new day because Harvey Weinstein has finally been held accountable for crimes. Committed the women who came forward courageously and at great risk made that how outside the courthouse. The animosity between defense attorneys and Gloria allred was on full display when they both came out to talk to reporters. Allred represents several Weinstein's victims. You Guys GonNa have to make a choice because we have to go. Do some work so you need to hear from okay. You're not going to silence me again. Oh yes you are are. Oh yes you are here. She praised all the women who've gone public with their claims against Weinstein without their willingness to be subjected to an and brutal cross examination this result would never have been one defense attorney. Arthur I dollars spoke about Weinstein's reaction to the verdict came. Mr Weinstein was shocked. What stoic at? The same time. He didn't react emotionally. There was no crying or anything like that. All each you're saying over and over again was innocent. I'm innocent. How could this happen in America? Lead defense attorney daughter Rotunda said Weinstein quote. Took it like a man? No Harvey is strong. That please disappointed pretty strong constantly top. And he's going to continue to fight. She said she will appeal. Weinstein will be sentenced on March eleventh. He faces similar charges and four cases. That'll be prosecuted in Los Angeles. Steve Kastenbaum Criminal Court in Manhattan. Roughly Twenty Thousand People Packed Staples Center in Los Angeles last night to remember and celebrate the lives of Kobe Bryant and his thirteen year old daughter killed along with seven others in a helicopter crash. A MONTH AGO JIM. Rupe has more Jimmy. Kimmel was the master of ceremonies at Monday's celebration of life voice quivering from the start businesses. Sad Day. But it is also a celebration of life of their lives and of life itself in the building where those of us who are Lakers fans and Kobe fans celebrated so many of the best times of our lives. He told the crowd that trying to find a positive he said it mass and he and the Bryant family or a Catholic. There's a point after the eucharistic prayer where those gathered offer each other a sign of peace. Kimmel then asked all of those in the arena to do the same then for the first time since the tragic crash. Kobe's wife Vanessa. Spoke publicly talking about John is saying she had a sweet smile. She was as competitive as her father with a sweet grace. She said her husband that he was so concerned about her. Getting to the Games safely and on time that he wants asked a security guard to find out where she was when she was in her seat. A tip off in my smart ass would tell him that he wasn't going to drop eighty one points within the first ten minutes of the game. Michael Jordan spoke tearfully of being a big brother to Kobe. Like all little brothers. He says he was always in his stuff. Picking his brain for tips and suggestions Jordan said at first it was aggravating. He wanted to be the best basketball player they could be and as I got to know him. I wanted to be the best big brother but I could be. Tansu attended where emotionally touched. Beautiful beautiful celebration. Oh it was amazing as missile pleasure to be here. You know very sad barry show. Now it's wonderful to be here. There is still no official cause of the crash that is expected in about a year at Staples Center in Los Angeles. I'm Jim Roope. Warren Buffett. One OF APPLE'S LARGEST SHAREHOLDERS. Finally using an iphone correspondent. John Stolnis has more the Berkshire hathaway. Ceo told CNBC that he has finally traded in his Samsung Flip. Phone for an iphone and said that he may crush his old phone at the company's annual meeting in. May However Buffet said. He's not doing a lot of web browsing or downloading many APPs but is instead simply using it as his own buffet said although he's been given several iphones over the years including from Apple CEO. Tim Cook himself. He's never used one as his personal phone until now. This isn't his first apple product though he's been using an ipad to check stocks and tweet since two thousand thirteen. Berkshire owns five point six percent of Apple. I'm John Stolnis. Westwood One Daily News for Tuesday February Twenty Fifth Twenty twenty. I'm John Trout.

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Mason and Ireland HR 2: Hero Or Villain?

Mason & Ireland

42:31 min | 7 months ago

Mason and Ireland HR 2: Hero Or Villain?

"That promos ridiculous. Let's eight student even know what a parlay was until I explained it to him and then they said it was a bad idea. I came within one six yard play of beating Bergman mythical money last year by hitting a sixteen at the end of the season it would have been the greatest thing ever just missed. Just what was the six yard play? I needed was a Monday night. Football game and I needed the eagles to score and they didn't and that was the end of me as somebody who probably was not following along. What is your level of care about money in mythical? Money will now a lot because she has Bergman's account oh it's no longer Bergman's account. It's Matt Count. Oh and I've made so many bets recently that she probably has the lead. Yeah Yeah I don't know yet. Yeah it's well you will. You'll get into it. I can't bet on NBA game so i. This is a down time for me. I can't even make fake betsy. Nba 'cause I don't WanNa get in trouble all right so a lot of people are saying. The only thing that will satisfy baseball fans and baseball players are mad at the Astros is if they take away. The title Okay I don't think they're going to do it and Ramona. Are you familiar with what happened on the shot? Heard Round the world the Bobby Thompson Homerun. I've heard the story okay. So apparently and this is a fairly common knowledge the giants who beat the dodgers in and Bobby Thomson hit a home run and then the giants won the pennant. We're using a rifle scope a military right dope to steal the catcher signs and then relaying them to the batter from the bullpen. So that's electron exciting stealing all right right there if you take away the fifty one title or the twenty seventeen title and it comes out later. You're just going back and take away. Titles all the time. I always when they took away. Us's national championship. They found out Reggie Bush's parents got a house was stupid. We all saw the one that we all went to those vacate. Derrick rose's title at Memphis. I mean it's like you. You can do that and it doesn't really any difference. I think what you gotTa do is moving forward. You gotta say Hey. Those guys are tarred forever with this. Nobody takes the twenty seventeen astros seriously anymore. Let's guys all have giant scarlet letters on them. The the problem is going to be that there was no punishment to players. And so if a guy does it tomorrow he doesn't get in trouble. You just gotTa make it impossible to make it so punitive if anybody ever does it again that they're done yeah and that moves the story forward well. I think there's been a lot of instances of cheating in baseball over the years that like didn't become that big of a deal. You know the the it was It was it was funny. The the Houston Chronicle actually posted a story yesterday about other teams in baseball. That cheated right like that would be the team. This team is going to get booed every single time. It plays on the road every which I don't know how they did not get their heads together and get their messaging straight before they got in front of the cameras. Here's the problem there. Owner Jim Crane is a billionaire. Billionaires are not being used to being told things they don't like to hear they're surrounded by sycophants All right by people that will tell them exactly what they want to hear. So if Jim Crane comes on says now it'll be fine. It'll go away. Nobody says Hey Jim. You're not playing this out to the end. You're not thinking about it. It's going to be a disaster if we don't get in front of it it. There's all business Ramona of crisis. Pr Of companies that. Come in and take over for you when you have stepped in it and they're in desperate need of crisis. Pr Than ever but that would be. Jim Crane admitting that he made a mistake. I- billionaires rarely admit that they make mistakes him but it's also the players. They are defiant and I. I think I know a couple reasons. Why right if they admit that this gave them an edge? It invalidates their world series. It undercuts what they believe that they rightly one That's number one and two. I think there's a clubhouse culture thing going on where if one guy expresses like a little too much remorse or or says they're there to wrong like it's like riding out the other guys. It's like breaking the code. Well this Guy Mike. Fires in Oakland is now being called. You saw David Ortiz said about him yesterday. David Ortiz comes out and says you know that this guy's a snitch. Yeah I think he's a hero absolutely but Tony Kornheiser show yesterday and he thinks Mike Fires. We'll never get another job. Once he's done in Oakland he didn't just assigned get signs of morals. No He's still in Oakland right. Yeah I think so Ba- I know what you mean. I think I think that he is going to be just fine. Because I've heard Jonathan Luke Roy. Who's his teammate? There right and He's a they all knew what was going on. And he's accepted in that clubhouse like he's fine I don't think owners are GonNa look down on my fires because like it's yeah. There is a culture of like. Oh it's at other players. Welcome back that other players really feel like David? Ortiz feels a lot of players like David Ortiz fails. Yes I know that because I've we've heard from them and mostly off the record. People don't usually step in front of micro say that but it's like Mason like sorry all the time. Is He a signature Zia whistle blow? We did that yesterday so it doesn't really matter because at the end of the day nobody likes either one. Nobody likes a snitch. Oral Whistle Blower. If you're working next to him right because you feel like you know it's like John. We always like tease you. We don't there's anything sensitive. I don't tell you good. You don't want to know because if you know you can't not know and then you just you know you're a talker right. Hey I am too. I'm a I'm a talker is when I do for a living like literally professional gossip. That's my job. Okay so I know how to keep really sensitive information sensitive but you got. It's it's like it has to be sworn to secrecy and even then it's really hard really hard. So there's there's literally like people like I don't think you could have been Mike. Fires would have been my fires. I absolutely but it's different because that's not just a secret. That's something that I guarantee you. Mike Fires knew that it was wrong when he was there when he was there in. Houston but he did not have the stature to say anything or didn't feel like he did. That's the one thing like if you David if you are a Altuve your career if you're Justin verlander okay you have stature within the game to be able to speak up at that moment. This is wrong. But if you're Mike Fires journeyman reliever you. It's not your place to be the one doing that now. I go back to this. Is what the media's job is right. My job is to talk you into it. My job is to say to Stewart anyone if Mike fires so mike fires pitches in the same division as the Astros now the as and the Astros were in the same division if he gets put it into a game in Houston. Isn't he gonNA get the crap out of him? He did the right thing he did. But they look at him as Iraq Pedro Martinez said the same thing. David Ortiz. You know I think that it's a it's a really bad. Take but I understand it coming from players because they have this sort of sanctity of the clubhouse saying like you should have said I I just think David has a lack of self awareness. Do Your David Ortiz. Like you're allowed. You could say something while it was happening right you have the statute of Future Hall of Famer. Mike Fires doesn't have that stature like that's why when you when you watch the morning show absolutely. Why DID NOBODY SPEAK OUT? Then why did it take a story like the New York Times or you know when when when the the Matt Lauer Character Basically Steve Carell characters like sexually harassing people? Why did it? Why didn't that'll come out then? People and and the person who's in a position of power never quite understand how much power they have over others. They never quite understand well. Why didn't they say they didn't do anything? Why didn't they speak out and say they were uncomfortable? Right it's because you have power over them and they're comfortable in the biggest mistake you can make in society as assuming that the rules are the same for everybody. Yes the rules are never the same for every that different rules apply to people depending on what their value is to the company. So the reason guy like Matt Lauer was allowed to exist and all those people that were working with them. What was going on the reason that they didn't speak up and say anything because the rules were different plan and you got to think about it. You know when you have. You always have to be self aware that is the big that's the big takeaway and I have tried to be more self aware myself now. Knowing that sometimes like a young journalist will come to me they will ask me a question or I'm like I'm in the middle of something then. I'm like running and gun and I'm like texting talking. Whatever and you know somebody will call up and try to ask me something and I. I don't have time to talk right then in the middle of it. I'm just whatever and I've tried to be a little more self aware to just say you know what all you need to do is take one second and just say. I'm sorry I'm in the middle something. I'll talk to a hit you in a minute if you do that then. They don't walk away from like. Oh man she totally big time to me. Oh man nobody's thinking oh she's really busy or whatever they just think that you're rude right this. This just came up some awareness. Okay so Joe Ingles who is a guard for the jazz and a really Nice Guy? Some guy walked up to him when he was with his family and said. Can I take a Selfie with? Yeah and Ingles said something like well. It'd be nice if you would say. Please just ribbon goes. Oh you want me to call you sir. Now too. She and it's like there's no way at that point. England can come out of this and he didn't do anything wrong now because of the way this all works but the the issue going back to the the issue with the Astros. Any of those guys couldn't blown the whistle and they didn't but I I find it strange to think that they never thought they would get caught. Okay that it never crossed their mind that baseball board. Where or like right now. I'm sitting here working at ESPN radio. Everybody like Lindsey just came here. Lindsay's worked at five other places. I'M GONNA work at other places after this. She's GonNa work at other places after this. If we were doing something sinister eventually would get out and so I think the astros were naive in that sense. What are you got over there? Okay Whoa just confirmed what I was wanted to work. And he put it out there. Yeah go ahead read it. Oh no you go right ahead. I know that's all you okay. Adrian Margin ASCII. Just tweeted Lakers are waving demarcus. Cousins League sources. Tell Ramona Shelburne in me. So that's the answer to. How do you fit in Markif Morris that the demarcus cousins experiment is over according to Adrian Wachowski? Now the Lakers not announced any of this yet but wages rarely wrong now he also then becomes eligible to get picked up by any. He's coming off an injury and look when the Lakers did the disabled player exception for him. Right it was one point. Seven five million. That is more than the pro rated minimum salary that you can give to a bio guy right. That's because they're up against seller up so they have more because of the disabled player exception. Now we were. I don't have all this reporting yet so I'm just kind of trying to like I was texting with your on air and something. And then he confirmed something all evolving. I WanNa make sure that I'm not speaking out of turn okay. But the demarcus cousins disabled player exception was always the trump card that the lakers could play with other bio guys like that. We can offer you more well. Markeith Morris left four point three million dollars on the table in Detroit. This helps get it back right because the Lakers can offer a little bit more. Mom I don't want to go all the way with that because I don't have all that reporting one hundred thousand percent yet that that's what happening but this is this is that was the that was the card that the Lakers created for themselves. It's it's actually really Sad for me to think about that because you just saw boogie cousins on that. Podcast with math aren't talking about how this is one of the greatest teams. He's been a part of the camaraderie and everybody goes out to the movies together. all right. Here's what I like about it then and I like to Marcus a lot. He's actually been like a really. He came here with a reputation of of being difficult. He I never saw that the entire time he was here. But here's what I like. The guys that have played and who have built this forty one in twelve record are all still intact. I think the biggest difference between the Lakers and the clippers Is that the Lakers are a finished product. And now we're GonNa see if this chemistry and if this group can come together and win a title the clippers. They just haven't played together. Yeah they may gel and roll over everybody but the reason. I'm picking the Lakers over. The clippers is the Lakers are forty one and twelve for reason. The clippers have lost some really weird games like that blowout Sacramento at Staples Center the and the only way you can explain something like that. Is the clippers. Just they don't know each other yet. Yeah and you can say that they're gonNA hit the post season this year with combinations of players that have never played together before it was a story that was reported today. That Kawhi Leonard and Paul George Practice together today for the first time in weeks. Paul George practiced that said that they were out of practice today together. I don't know if that's true or not. Just got her to get out of here. It is but hamming but or maybe they were both in attendance at the same practice thing. That's that's A. I think that's a real thing. That that the clippers. Just if you put a gun to my head and said Pick Lakers or clippers. Even throw out the fact that I worked for the Lakers. I would pick the Lakers simply because I know what I'm getting. I know I'm getting a team. That and the Lakers have done a couple of things this year. That Ramona's statistically I cannot believe. There's two of them the jump out and I'll give them both the annex. I also get some of your phone calls. Eight seven seven seven ten. Espn if you watch the national reporters the people that work with Ramona night. Espn almost verbatim across the board. They all like the clippers over the Lakers. I don't you don't it doesn't make sense to me. We're going to have more Lebron Maure de we're going to have a team with the number one seed. I like the Lakers way. Better right now than I like the clippers if you feel different or if you agree ring through eight seven seven seven. Espn bottom of the hour and update from Staples Center and the latest on this potential move. It's not official but it's being reported by many people including Ramona. Now that the Lakers are moving off demarcus cousins. And perhaps on Tamar kief Morris get to the latest on Ramona shelbert information. I'm John Ireland seven ten. Espn I'd Mason and Ireland Ramona Shelburne in for maize. We've got a couple of pieces of breaking news one. We hit your with right off the top of the show that the Laker clipper game has been rescheduled. It's going to be on Thursday April ninth at seven thirty at center because of that they had to move to other games around and now the correct schedule is Tuesday. The seventh against Golden State. That's a seven o'clock start seven. Pm The next night Wednesday against Chicago. That's at seven thirty and now Thursday. Seven thirty against the clippers. Those are three Laker Home Games on three consecutive nights. I know they don't do that in the NBA anymore. But they obviously had to make an exception to because the staple center is so full this time of year and lead men the GM at staples is GonNa join US later. This hour not only talking about that about how they're going to pull that off but the Kobe memorial on Monday morning which is going to affect everybody in downtown Los Angeles a Monday ten. Am So lee coming up later in the show all right. The other breaking news story Ramona reporting along with Adrian. Ascii that the Lakers plan to release demarcus cousins. And the reason they're doing that is because Markif Morris. Marcus twin brother was bought out by the Pistons yesterday and could be. I say could be on his way to the Lakers. Now Ramona how sure are you or how sure should fan fascinated explain? This KIEF is coming to the lake. Okay so the best way to explain. This is Markeith if he clears way okay. Where Keith has done a buyout with Detroit if clears waivers forty eight hours from when they bought him out with yesterday So for the next forty eight hours. Any team could claim him if they have enough room to claim his salary So like the team. The there's a couple of teams you could watch like Houston Houston's got a trade exception. They've got money. They used claim him and he'd be a nice small ball for them right right. So if he clears waivers he intends to sign with the lakes K. His choice would be the Lakers van. The Lakers explained the part about how the Lakers could give them a little more money. The Lakers could give him a little more money now. I don't know if they are giving him all of this. But demarcus cousins had a disabled player. Exception they they applied for and received a disabled player exception for demarcus cousins Which means in that. I think that is in the that is one point. Seven five million okay so that is more than what the pro rated minimum salary is. That other teams could offer Marquee Morris so if they were giving him that full one point seven five and that actually really helped him make back up the money he left on the table with other teams. I don't know the answer this. Maybe you don't either. Would other teams have to match the higher salary? If they were gonNA take them off waivers they just match what he was out on his contract but more money than they'd WanNa pay him conceivably not necessarily going hundred thousand this year. It's just the rest of this year salary. Plus Three point four million for next year which is actually not very much for a player. But still it's four and a half million yeah committing to a guy don't have to have you don't have to have four and a half million under the salary cap this year to claim him. He just have to have like right. You'd be on the hook for the three point. Four next Iraq. Okay Yeah and the Lakers will not be because you've got a full buyout. Yeah now if a little bit about Marquee Morris people for a lot about marcus because Marcus was having an all star. Let me let me read you. Something Bobby marks okay Bobby marks is our salary guru. Who's going to join us at five o'clock okay He says demarcus cousins will likely not be waived until Sunday. Night after Marquee Moore's clears waivers. He has roughly one million on his three point. Five million dollar contract acclaiming team would have non bird rights and could offer him a contract up to four point two million dollars or the mid level expect exception k Bobby also writes the one point. Seven five disabled million dollars disabled player exception is still available even with the Los Angeles with Los Angeles waving demarcus cousins. The exception was granted as a result. Cousins likely out for the entire. Nba Season Okay. So if they're using it and theoretically if they wanted to make a way that would be available to someone else they wanted to bring someone else in the issue with the Lakers has been roster spots. They didn't have one until now. Because it's being reported that they are going to release demarcus cousins and Bobby says maybe not till Sunday. Yeah and there's plenty of time. There could be another player out there. That they that they get and they they have to figure out how to create another roster spot. Okay so it's my position that the Lakers are if I had to pick between the Lakers and clippers out of the West. I would take the Lakers. And it's not just because I worked for him. I would take them because they are forty. One and twelve with a cohesive group. The Clippers on the other hand are thirty seven and eighteen and the jazz a right behind him at thirty six and eighteen. And you say well. The clippers haven't add other people. That's my whole point. The clippers are dealing Patrick. Beverley been heard a lot. Paul George been hurt a lot. No one has been load managed. More than Kawhi can Ramona. Can you just put a group of guys together? That haven't played together all season and expect them to knock out a forty one in twelve team in a seven game playoff series. I think you can actually okay. So that's why we ask. You can win the players that were talking about when the players are Kawhi. Leonard and a team like the clippers who who the core of that team did play together all last year. That core that team with Lou Williams and you're adding a lot together. I know that to be honest. I think the biggest thing that needs to get worked out really is in Paul. They still have not really figured out how to play together like they're not bad together. We just there's only been like twenty two games. I think they play together so like there's still a little too deferential those little but I think that in a seventeen playoff series against a team that's playing. Well it's hard hard. Here's Matt in Orange County. He met if you had to pick between the Lakers and the clippers and a seven game series. It started today. Who WOULD YOU PICK LAKERS? All the way I why Well you got two of the best in the game. They're already gelled. There's no question whether or not they're going to jail. And inside out is GonNa work better than same spot same spot. Yeah just it just seems to me that that people are looking are assuming that the clippers are just going to take the court and magically be cohesive when they don't feel that yeah. I look who decided to call. Jeff in Tarzana. The world's biggest laker hater. Jeff let me guess. You WOULD SAY CLIPPERS. Clippers beat them in six games. Why I have a better coach. Second base second placer deeper third. Anthony Davis never top. Pass the second round of the playoffs. Here's Paul George right but quiet winter to winter Paul George. He's got the right the right quite as Great Jeff. He's great but Lebron and ad are the best duo in the NBA agree with his job. But they don't have the you know the Quiver Shit. An all time record for bench scoring right can only play in the playoffs. That rotation gets smaller. I think that Anthony Davis might not get hurt. He's never played. Anybody gets hurt than it. Tilts the scale to the other team right. What I'm saying. I see the clippers win the series in six games all right but JEFF HERE. Keep this in mind. Anthony Davis has been more durable than Paul George this year. That's very true. You know so there. I mean if you're gonNA say these getting hurt you gotTa look at Paul George. Playing back to back. Well imprinting coming up Jeff. They're gonNA play back to back to back in April so it'll be I think. Hawaii is a huge weapon. Huge moment smart and pick the clippers. No I'm sorry mode. I think you're terrific but you're all kids thank you all right. Coming UP NEXT LEASE IS GONNA join us. Lee is the GM of Staple Center for Microsoft Theater and everything down here in la live. There are things you should know particularly about Monday. Which is the day of the Kobe Memorial? And now we have breaking news. The Lakers are gonNA play three consecutive home games at Staples Center in April on the seventh eighth and ninth. We'll give you details on that with lead coming up. Next remote is information. I'm John Ireland. Espn LA all right. Mason Ireland show. I'm John Ireland. Ramona is information of breaking news on seventeen. Espn is powered by valvoline. Instant oil. Change home the fifteen minute drive through oil. Change visit so cal. Oil Change Dot com to find a location near you and to download up to fifteen bucks in coupons with special guest in studio. It's a friendlies I'd been. Who was the general manager at L. A? Live he runs staple center. He runs the Microsoft Theater. And everything else around here where we work and live. I'm Lee thank you for doing this. How are you sir? I'm good thank you for having me here all right so I let me start with this and the breaking news is that the Lakers have rescheduled the clippers game. We're going to get to that in a minute with Lee but I have a big day down here on Monday. Let Me Jessica. I have ticket. I have a ticket to the Kobe. Memorial starts at ten. Am what time are you recommending? A guy like me gets here at eight o'clock eight o'clock here's what we're telling people. Please do not come down here unless you have a ticket or parking pass. Because you're not going to be able to get into the perimeter. That's the first thing the second thing is if you do have a ticket and a parking pass to get in here. We advise you to come early Monday morning. There's going to be rush hour traffic. The streets that we'll be open our Figueroa Olympic and Pico the streets that will be closed are going to be. La Live from Georgia check. All the way was chicken. Chicken will be closed from from L. Alive Way to Figueroa and Georgia would be closed from Olympic. To Chick hearn. That said we're going to be serving breakfast items in the arena. We want you to come in. Enjoy yourself walk around being your seat by nine. Forty five okay This is obviously. You've done a couple of memorial services before at Staples Center but this is we jokingly say sometimes the House that Kobe built it is going to be even with us. You and I recommend do not come down here without a ticket. It's probably going to be very crowded. Explain to people why it's a bad idea to come down here. If you don't have a ticket well let me tell you. This is our third major one on the way done. You Recall Michael Jackson. We asked people not to come down. They heated our message. There was a time when we thought we didn't know who is going to come down there. Then because he had nothing to work yourself off of sure we thought Elvis when he died. Seventy five thousand people came down to graceland princess. Di Two hundred and fifty thousand came on the streets of London. We had no reference this time based on Michael Jackson in the Nipsy Hustle. We know what could potentially happen? We're telling you not to come down here for a couple reasons. A there's going to be nothing you're going to be able to see. Our screens are going to be dark. They'll be nothing safety issue right. It's a it's a not only a safety issue screen. They're going to be dark. The restaurants will not open until at least mid way until the end of it. Because we don't want our screens facing outside and people clogging the streets and the big safety issue is that we're GonNa have twenty thousand people that are GonNa be empty in the arena at the same time. Potentially all these people would be here. We don't want you here coupled with the fact that you know. We're doing clippers. Grizzly game that night. And we need to be ready by three thirty for the clippers and grizzlies start to move in so the merging of twenty thousand here twenty. Two thousand eighteen thousand here is just not going to be conducive to our side. And I'm glad to hear because people get on me all the time. Why don't they Put Games and and put the memorial services stuff in the screens folks when they did that. When the Lakers won the title the first year it was very unsafe. It was the the police. Were down into. People turn over police cars. They're doing it for your own safety. It's they're not doing it to be mean and like you say if if the streets are packed and there's twenty thousand people coming out of the building. Where do they go? There's it's just it's to me. It makes perfect sense. But you're looking out for people's own good aren't you? You're correct and I get that question all the time. They do it in Toronto they doing in Cleveland. They do it at other venues where they specifically built these places. What happened here was as you just alluded to. When the Lakers won the first championship the city went crazy. And quite frankly chief Moore said listen. If you want to continue to show these things on screens just continue to write me. Seventy five thousand dollar checks for new cars and so we do it for the safety not only for the restaurants for the hotels but for the patrons of come down here and that are leaving all right. Let's talk about the announcement today. That the Lakers clippers game has been moved to Thursday April ninth. The in order to do that the Lakers had to move a couple of other games. The new schedule is Tuesday night against the warriors. Wednesday night against the Bulls Thursday night against the clippers three consecutive Laker home games. How did you guys come to that decision? What we had two options. We were dark on April six tonight of the which the NBA never plays on. We were dark there. We gave them options to play there. But that would have meant three I it would have meant. We gave them the option to do different things on the six. It would have put teams in two three on threes. We gave him some other options. Both teams or yeah. We gave them some options as a related to late February and moving a kings game potentially to the evening of which Luc Robitaille so graciously said. If you need us to move we can do that. That again. Put Two teams in three in a row. We came up with an idea while we have a concert on April tenth. Could we potentially move nick cannon and wild out? We went to Nick. We went to his camp and the logistics were just too tough because of their routing. And so finally we said. It's the sixth what you needed out. Commence as one of those teams to play three in a row and the Lakers agreed to do it. But they're Ramona there. Three Consecutive Home Games the first two games Golden State and Chicago teams. They should be able to beat. And then the Clipper Laker game on Thursday night. Lee is going to be a big night for everybody because that's TNT day. On Thursday night they had the original game that had to be postponed by the way. That was the right decision. Right to postpone that Tuesday after the tragedy. I believe it was the right decision. We did not get word of that until four. Pm On that Monday night and we needed to know because where two thousand employees and needed A. They're either working or not working. And we said we can do this and then. Tnt came to us and said. Would you be open to allowing us to set the arena up light it and do the big TNT roadshow that? I'm sure you saw was very emotional. Yeah which was great lease Zeidman the GM of La live is with us so the one of the things that I've noticed just in observing how everyone has had to come together over the last month in in celebrating Kobe John. And all of the things that have had to be coordinated moved around is just how many people had to drop what they were doing and put off their own self interest for the to do the right thing. Have you ever seen any concerted effort like this? Never I've I've been. I was at the form for ten years. So I saw Kobe's I three years there and I was the first person hired for staple center back in ninety eight so I've been here twenty two years and I can tell you the minute. It came across the wires on the twenty six. Th they'd Kobe and John Seven others lost their lives. We immediately were in Grammy Rehearsals. So not only do we have to with the grammys to change that we had to figure out. Alright how is the show going to go? What did they need from us? The jerseys separating the two jerseys between chick hearn because of you look at that at south end there. It was Kobe. Eight chick hearn. Kobe twenty four. We move that for the Grammy's and now at St up the entire time that said we now had to get the grammys out on Monday. All at the same time when people started to descend upon alive there was no blueprint. There was no book to figure out how you do this. So what we did was. We allowed it to grow organically. We allow people to bring flowers balls. Shirts Jerseys has no ending. There was a mayhem and let me tell you this. We had between hundred and fifty and three hundred fifty thousand people that we estimated going through the campus and the seven day period. Not only do we have let go organically. We had to figure out what we will let them keep here and how we kept it away from the building because we couldn't have those things up against the building because we needed to ingress egress. We had to protect the hotel and we had to protect the restaurants. Where did all that stuff go? The stuff that people left Kobe. And the flowers and the basketballs all that stuff you're talking so we made the decision and it was. Saturday night it was after we did a double header that day there was a clipper game than there was a kings game and I made the decision that Sunday. A Super Bowl Sunday. We've got some contractually obligated events coming forward. This is a good natural break. Let's see who's going to be here during the Super Bowl and if it's dwindled down we're GONNA shut it down at eight o'clock and then we're going to fence it and then a group of us will meet at four am now. I don't know if you remember how windy it was. Daft the Sudanese winds as I've ever been there was all there we had. We had already made arrangements to have forty containers will probably the size of this where we're speaking right now and we put them on the plaza there and we started to organically take thirteen hundred and fifty three balls two hundred and fifty three hundred fifty pairs of tennis shoes. Five hundred letters five hundred photos. You know the candles that you see on the side of the road. Those were all over the place. We estimated twenty five thousand of those that we were stepping on and the flowers. We made a decision that we were going to do what they did in London when the Ariana guerande concert got bombed in May of Manchester and they put flowers everywhere in the city. That composted him. Use them as Mulch so right now. We took the plastic off of all those flowers. They're being composted made into multiple. We're going to spread them around. I made the decision to reach out to the Lakers and the Bryant family because I thought maybe they would want to keep some of this stuff in my wildest dreams. I had no idea what I was. GonNa see at four. Am On that Monday morning. I immediately after we started to get into this. I called Linda. Rambus of the Lakers on. I said you need to come down here because there's no way we're going to be able to transport this to either your training center or to the Vanessa Bryant family's home and we have thirty seven containers of whatever you could say thirty seven thirty seven it is being housed right now at L. Alive and we're going to wait until after the memorial to figure out what we're GONNA do. The interesting thing is is that every one of those items including the plastic on the flowers had a personalized message to Kobe. Jonah and the seven others who lost their lives very very touching seven containers. Thirty seven large content. And when I say you know the first thing to do is you had to pop all those mylar balloons and I made a joke to the guys as we were sent in there and the wind started whipping the cranes across the street started the Bendon. His look like they were coming out in the more we got. We got everybody off there and I said you know what Kobe must be up. Their plan will one on one and he just got beaten these blowing down right now. Got Beat by. The team is still going all right. Lee Thank you for doing this lease Adleman and again lease recommendation. If you have a ticket for Monday you WANNA be here. Closer to eight eight hundred restaurants open no but you said the inside staples staples will be opened. The restaurants will open up afternoon but one last thing guys and this is very important. Please if you do not have a ticket. Do not come down here. There's nothing to be seen. Stay home with your family hug. Your kids watch this celebration of life that will be like no other or stain your office with your office. Mate's well and to your point if you do come down here. You're not going to be able to watch it exactly so you know if the best way to watch this and we televised on multiple networks. I think for me is is. I think the best way to explain. This is like okay. If you had this at the Coliseum I think you'd fill the coliseum if you had this at City Hall I think every street downtown would be filled. I think there is no venue that is large enough to house the number of people who would want to come to this but there is something about having it here where. Kobe brought us all these memories. That feels right to me. You're exactly right two reasons because a lot of those sites that you just mentioned. We're being bandied about what should we do? Should we do it at? We did a parade that ended at the Coliseum. One Year my point to the Lakers into the Bryan family was the man help build stable centre. He put five championship banners on those walls. Two of his jerseys are up there. This is the right place the right building the right part of the city and we have experience in doing these things that we can help. Guide you through it. Are you at liberty to say anything that might happen on Monday or do you want to be a surprise? It's not like I'm not at Liberty or liberty. The problem is it's very fluid. Oh so there are performers. Our Speakers. Things are still being lined up right now. All I can tell you is. It's going to be a phenomenal celebration of life. Some of the snippets. I've heard but everything is fluid right. Now we're waiting on some decisions so we could be finalized because as you know tonight we play. There's a double header tomorrow doubleheader Sunday so there's no time for rehearsal that things Monday at ten. Am exactly and we move right into clippers. Grizzlies right all right. Lee Thank you for doing overtime to your employees. You're fortunate enough to to work with the best in the business and they're going to get this done. Thank you Lee. Lee Seidman with US Ramona. I'll be back in a minute. Espn'S SEVEN TO TEN ESPN LA remote. Burn in for macy's and we think Lebron coming in and kind of setting us up for everything that's going on across the street on Monday morning again. The the main message there. If you have a tip could get here early really early. Closer to eight than to ten. And if you don't have a ticket don't come down here because you want to have anywhere to watch In a couple of things to pieces breaking news today. We talked to one of them with Lee. The Lakers rescheduled the Lakers clippers game. It's going to be on Thursday per month. What's weird about it is the Lakers are gonNA play three nights in a row. Yes they're all home games but they're gonNA play Tuesday against the warriors Wednesday against the Bulls Thursday against the clippers. The Clippers will not play three nights in a row. Do you think that's an advantage when we were other? I think it's an advantage for the clippers yet because I think that game will mean more to the clippers in the standings to the Lakers. If the current standings hold the clippers are in their neck and neck for two three and four whereas I think the Lakers have a nice little cushion. There one. It doesn't mean the Lakers. A hold that to your point about two three and four the clippers right now or a game out of the to Denver is one game ahead of them and they're a half a game out of the three. I mean out of the four there the three now yeah but only half game ahead of UTAH. So if you're the clippers you WANNA be two or three. You don't want to run into Lakers second round. Although I would say this they know that the bowl teams know. They'RE GONNA have to go through the other at some point right so it was kind of like the warriors and the rockets like they're going to have to play each other at some point last year right right so it doesn't really matter if anything in the second round. You might be a little fresher than you would in the in the conference finals. But I want to. I want him to meet in the conference finals. You Know Mason doesn't want them to meet at all either funchess or greg or anything like someone else to knock the clippers. No we want that series the West. What are you talking about? I don't know either but the Lakers had really good win against Denver so like I got to in Denver. What's interesting is the Lakers played the nuggets three times. The one game that was here now. Lebron didn't play But the negative bloom out and the two games in Denver. The Lakers one. Yes so I'm sure you know the Lakers would be fine playing the nuggets but let's see The okay so the two stats. We're GONNA I was GONNA mentioned earlier about the Lakers to me. That they're not getting enough credit for first of all backtracks. They've played seven back to backs so far this season they have four left their record in back to back games. This season is thirteen and one thirteen one in backpacks and the one was the first night back after. Kobe died the game against Portland. That was the first game of tobacco the first game of it and you would understand why they may not win that night. Thirteen one the other one Ramona which is an all time record. That not enough. People are talking about the Lakers record in the Western Conference on the road away from staples center is Seventeen and oh they lost the first road. Game of the season against the clippers on opening night. That was a clipper home game right since then. Seven pounds straight road wins in the Western Conference. That's good seventeen. And Oh it's like the opposite of the sixers right. That's a good staff. So if you're the Lakers the fact that you can go anywhere and win going for and that in back to backs it you know. They're they're they. They kind of have this. We'll play anytime anywhere. And let's go and I think that will lead to victory. I coming up. Bobby marks is GONNA join us. He's going to give us the latest on this rumor at this point. It's only a rumor but it seems fairly. It's being reported all over including by Ramona. That the Lakers may signed Markeith Morris. Marcus brother twin brother and to make room for him. They would waive demarcus cousins by me. Marks will explain how all of that works at the top of the hour. Ramona shelburne information. I'm John Ireland by the way fast. Track at five thirty. We're rolling into Lakers grizzlies tonight. Jaama rant the presumptive. 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The Sedano Show: The Celebration of Life of Kobe and Gianna Bryant with Jorge Sedano

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The Sedano Show: The Celebration of Life of Kobe and Gianna Bryant with Jorge Sedano

"Good morning everybody. George Sodano with you here as we prepare for the celebration of life Kobe and John Bryant here on seven ten. Espn the events should be starting in about thirty minutes or so and until then we're going to have a lot of classic Kobe moments that we're gonNA play for you here also going to mix and maybe some of your calls. I know plenty of people have had such unbelievable interactions of the morning show this morning. Did a great job of mixing some of that stuff in and just having you guys kind of tell your stories because that's what this is it really is the key word. Here is a celebration of life and we were all you know. We all remember where we were at that particular point a couple a month or so ago. Now we all remember how we felt and still feel in a lot of ways but I think at this point you know. We're trying our best to kind of move on and really just focus in on what Koby meant to this particular city and focus on what Jonah and her life. What it's all about right. Just focus on what great people they were. What a great family man. Kobe was the promise of John. Bryant like so many things and I think today is going to be one of those Cathartic moments right as we try to turn the page here. I think a lot of people will tell great stories about Kobe. And kind of like what we did here. As the days went by we went from all sobbing together and just being in a state of confusion to really being somewhat just focused on all the good that came with Kobe so I think that that's kind of the goal. Today is to really just illustrate what he meant to the city and the morning. Show talking about this too right like you know. Is he the most prominent athlete to ever grace the floor here or the field in Los Angeles? I mean look. It's Hammer Magic Johnson right. I think that that that y you know today's not the day to debate that however I would say just based on the reaction and I think that also based on the way that basketball became a global sport that Kobe's impact might have been even greater than Magic's when you encompass the entirety of it and even move beyond just southern California laker nation. So I think that that's kind of when you start to really think about it. We're talking about a guy who really was the catalyst for an entire generation not only of athletes whether it's the NBA the NFL. Everyone who wanted to really embody the Mamba Mentality. But I think just people in general I've had I've had these conversations with people who aren't famous who aren't professional athletes or athletes in general and they've all said to me man look back grind. I can relate to that grind. I can relate to Mamba mentality. I apply that to my everyday life and I think that's why he resonated particularly here in Los Angeles and Southern California more so than anyone and that's not any disrespect towards anyone and even yesterday think about it as the Lakers. Beat the Celtics. Yesterday who walks into the building but bill Russell Bill Russell one of the most important figures in all basketball and all of sports came into Staples Center wearing a number twenty four jersey. Fat Is if if that's not the ultimate sign of respect. I mean think about that for a second so speaking of yesterday's game after the game there was a lot of discussions about what to expect this morning. Here's Lakers head coach. Frank Vogel well. Tomorrow will be about Kobe. In Tuesday will be about Our next opponent you know and coming in we'll have a morning shootaround on Tuesday and You know I believe it's the Pelicans right as I stand a moment. Yeah so tomorrow will be about You know the celebration and Kobe and JEN. Gee and and then We move onto Tuesday and try to get ready to beat the PELICANS show coach. Vogel putting it in perspective. It's obviously a tough dance for that team. Right like you've got the. They've had so many emotions to have to deal with from when Kobe passed away and just dealing with the raw emotions of all of that and still having to play a season. I Gates it's not an easy balancing act for anyone there Here is Lebron yesterday after the game about today I've talked about. This has been a celebration ever since we got the horrific news about his life and what it means the game but I want to keep going back on an unfair and his unjustice family as they China move on. We're all trying to move on but also not with us his Jersey's in the my locker right now I just because me in a difficult minds. They continue to harp on it. Yeah I get it. It's why I said earlier. You know you're you're you're kind of in a place where you do. WanNa turn that page and you WANNA celebrate Because you don't want to go back to that place when the tragedy happened. You know. It's it's a really tough thing to have to continue to go back to for anyone. I mean anyone who who even grew up idolizing him loving him and it's not any less difficult for people who actually knew him right like Lebron and the guys on this roster. You're listening to Caspian Los Angeles again. A celebration of life for Kobe and John Bryant will take place at Staples Center outside in just a few moments. We'll have that in. Its entirety here for you on seven ten. Espn Dave McMenamin was on sportscenter yesterday and discussed. How the Lakers as an organization would handle today. They've been able to. Kinda push that out of their minds for the last several weeks but they already as Anthony Davis. Put It to grieve when it's time to grieve and then when we move on we will get back to the business of basketball and its actors to be the. Lakers in the house the Celtics are staying over. Many of their team. Members will be here. I've told players from around the league. Active members have asked for special dispensation from their coaches and front office staffs to come to L. A. To be a part of this thing to be in the building as well and pay their respects to Kobe. Bryant his family of course the other victims of that horrific crash and again another sign of respect your biggest rival staying over to be part of this celebration of Kobe and John. O'brien today Here's McMenamin one. More time we're GONNA hear from Anthony Davis here in a second. But here's McMenamin on how the Lakers will prepare for this emotional day basketball several members of the team and they told me they're just bracing themselves for a very taxing and emotional day. They remember what that Portland game was. Like the first game they played after the tragedy and there was like a twenty to thirty minute. Pregame ceremony where you know there was music and there you know spoken word and it was devastating for those players to relive those memories of Kobe. This is going to be a two hour program on Monday. And you're GONNA have not only members of the current Lakers team but Lakers legends coming through the Boston subjects in order to stay overnight and be there other. Nba players around the league. I'm told are going to be there. And so they figure they need about mostly prepare themselves for an even longer tribute and ceremony where they celebrate the life of Kobe Bryant. His daughters Yanna certainly honor the seven other victims of that that horrific helicopter crafts. And we have some audio now. Anthony Davis obviously star with the Lakers now about learning about the tragedy and then what Kobe meant to him. Here's a for coming back fairly early morning. Flight and As you sit in there and everybody on the plane asleep except me. I can't sleep on planes and I just see a flashlight like go up on. Someone's phone the whites phone. I see him into markets. Like waving hands like trying to get my paycheck so I ll move one of my head on outlook and wife tells me he said man. Kobe died and rethinking invisible. Is Kobe Bryant? Kobe Bryant Kobe ally. Okay Kobe who I? I'm not sure he's all about and he was like Kobe. Bryant so I was like wait what how I need detail like. Tell me and he was like Man Helicopter Crash. Not just like start shaking. Probably wake up. Wake up and the first thing. Brian tells me he was like man somewhere like. Stop playing with me and I'm trying to go on the Internet and the white lightning to see us our client who likes troop Brown's like man. I just talked to him before we got on this flight. And that was courtesy of sportscenter. Just aired a few moments ago Yeah just being on that plane and Dave McMenamin who we just heard from a second ago if if you have the chance he spoke to the guys about that plane ride and wrote a story about it it's on ESPN DOT com and ESPN APP. Right now it it is. It sends chills down like my entire body. Just thinking about it as I as I think about what I read earlier this morning. And it's a tough read but you know if if if you want to understand what those gentlemen were feeling and and the ladies also who were on that flight. The people who were on that flight on the Lakers zero flying back for Philadelphia. Finding out the news in mid Air If you want to try to empathize with what they went through that day. It's certainly worth worth your while to check out. So you're listening to a celebration of life of Kobe. John Bryant. We will have the ceremony in about twenty minutes. I'm looking at the arena right now. Everyone is kind of getting seated and should begin again in about twenty minutes or so in the term. We will take some of your calls. I thought the morning show did a great job this morning of just having people chime in and we know. Koby meant so much to so many people particularly here in southern. But all over the world as we've discussed and and you know I I think about today and my understanding. Is that Vanessa. And the girls will will probably be in attendance today and just think about what they're going through it. Just it's heartbreaking still on so many levels so so many levels Marcel Is On here? What'S UP Marcel? What is going on how you doing there? I'm good buddy Two year listener the morning. Show teach I know the I don't Miss It. One morning at all I'm from Chicago Illinois originally and growing up in a land where they pretty much just worse at the ground Michael Jordan walks on. I grew up a Laker Fan. Because of alcohol was a devout maker. Fan I have my endless moments with Kobe. Lay from his rookie year in the Air Ball. Game AGAINST UTAH. No starting all star started before cracking the starting lineup as a Laker. The four point street the thirteen plus assist street every baseline dunk. We all remember him having You know the alleyoop shack in the finals the Pacers series where he comes back on a broken ankle in just dominates four point sixteen rebounds the sixty point game in his career to eighty one point game on and on and on thirty point comeback. But for me was to Kobe as his crowning moment was being tired. Twenty twelve twenty thirteen season. You know where we bring in Dantonio coach and him into why can never get on the same page. And then Powell starts to decline physically and mass. You know pretty much hurts. His back the first game of the season or something like that I think it was actually a broken toilet. Mass something crazy but Kobe just willed our team to a playoff. Berth literally dated his Wales ran off. You hear that is a figure of speech. But he literally went into the wheels. Fell off and You know the Achilles game where he tells the Kelly's and key lengths on one leg and thanks to free throws like you just will not find the goal in in basketball players like that anymore like no one will ever ever challenge his mental toughness and I had the Matthew Apple as a kid and I got to school. 'cause I was ugly shoes but I beg my grandmother for those shoes man and I just know she is up and having giving him a hard time about it now and I was actually in La the day before he died. I play semi pro. Football is finally made it to Los Angeles for the first time in my life and as I drive back in Arizona and get into getting town and make breakfast for my kids. A friend of mine called and asked me. Did I hear the news? I'm like what news and he's like. Kobe is dead and like everyone else. I start to type check it and when they finally saying saying that is true. I just lost it man like I never cried. That hard on my in front of myself forever and I love called man. I just feel bad for Vanessa and the rest of his family and I pray for them every day. Yeah and I know in the entire Laker family is and I wish I could be there but I am there in spirit and I just WanNa say all Lakers fans I love you. Guys and the Lakers will bring home winning seventeen this season Marcel. Really well said man. Thank you for sharing appreciate it. You got it. Yeah I mean listen I remember just being in that exactly what he set like. I was in a hotel room in New Orleans getting ready to do a game day and I'm getting all these tax. I check the TMZ link. It doesn't work. I'm like I think there's got to be a hoax right like this isn't real Like maybe they were hacked right like it was like all these things. Go through your head and then right as as the reporting more reporting came across I I remember just like sitting. There just started crying and like the maid came into my room like to try to like service the room and she saw me and I was like. I'm sorry I need a few minutes. Oh No it's okay. I'm really sorry like like it was an emotional day for anyone who ever watched him play ever was a fan ever been around him for even a second. There was so much emotion pouring through not just the sports world but the world in general like think about this. There are few moments in life that you're going to remember and I think the closest thing to this and I wasn't old enough to remember this but I know plenty of people who do who will say it's like a John Lennon type moment right like the John Lennon mean so much to so many people much like Kobe did that. That's like the equivalent. I mean I remember a Princess Diana passing away like that. That's probably the biggest as far as the coverage was concerned. And I remember people the reacting to that that way I mean. I was much older at that point but that's the type of impact that Kobe hat like. He had a global impact that we may never see again. You know what I mean like. Yeah they'll be great players to play basketball and sports and whatnot but I don't know if they'll resonate the same way. Carlos is Lynwood Carlos. Good Morning Hey with George I WanNa talk about Colby. And his most inspirational moment to me was when he was walking off court in two thousand eight NBA finals. They can still hated rivals. And all the green and White Confetti floating on him he just has this look on his face of determination. I still have that same picture on my wall and every day I get up I look at it and pushes me every day to be where I WANNA be. And he wanted to be a champion again so you worked hard and you got it so that was my my most memorable moment of him. Yeah no doubt no doubt about that. Speaking of memorable moments ice cube was on. I take and just talked about the first time. He saw Kobe. Bryant in person it. Was you know very early in his career me and my wife went through game at the form and I didn't know nothing about coby but she did. She was like you heard about that young kid. We got on I was there really to see shack. And he's shoes like yeah he He's supposed to be taking brave. Took Prime Minister. Check him out. I'm like okay holidays. Eighteen like how big easy. He's six six seven more there. I'll know you small guys that young usually don't make it in the league. But but he got in. You Know Del. Harris had piffling let him in the game and I saw him go up and dunk and I saw how his body moved and how elastic he was and you know like if God made a basketball player I mean in the perfect body shape form image. It'd be Kobe and he said I looked at her. I said man. We never had none like that before. But and from then I was fixated on on how he played when he came in and I saw him in an always was a cheerleader for Kobe and always understood his greatness. From the first time I ever saw him play. That was ice earlier on. I take and yeah. I feel like there's so many people that have that right and there were so many great moments with Kobe Bryant when he scored sixty one at Madison Square Garden Right Record at that particular time in that building and he spoke to our own John Ireland after the game. Like just think about those moments. Here's that moment I sing for you? I interviewed Spike Lee during the game. He says that you and him are working on a documentary. You're actually going to go home and do some work now. Back at the hotel is even going to speak to you after what you just did his next. That's that's another thing I had to make sure folks. I WANNA sit next to him. You know tonight grown over this film a him talking trash pop off at mouth about how the next day so I think you took care of that. Congratulations thank you very much. That's Kobe Bryant. He holds the scoring record in this building. Digi ninety a little bit love. You guys -gratulations Kobe. Bryant that part right there I'm tearing up just thinking about that right now so again. There's so many like moments and we're GONNA try to. We're going to play some of the fun ones too right like our colleague. Jalen rose was the primary defender When Kobe scored eighty one against the raptors and They're so Jalen had was fortunate enough because he's such an awesome dude right like he. He had a A PILOT OF TV show Jalen Center. Everyone in the pilot aired And in that pilot there was a moment where he Runs into Kobe at the palms right here. Down the street from staple center and They kind of have this weird interaction like they see each other. It's like Oh jails oh no it's him and Kobe's like oh it's you and He makes a joke about the eighty-one a waiter comes up and asks. Kobi what he'd like and he orders a Martini with a specific number of olives. Hey how you doing retirement. It's great man it's great it's a little writing investing nice. I drink Mr Yeah. I'll have a vodka more team. I mean I was. Would you like anyone really? I'm just playing just to joke for him. He gets it. That's funny that's still funny and I think we need some of that because I literally started crying on the radio a few seconds ago when we played that John Ireland clip and Kobe was shouting out his daughter so Yeah so many cool moments. I know that You know Brownie could you find? I don't know if we have the system somewhere but the Keyshawn Koby Stuart Scott Commercial. That one is so good. I WanNa play some of that stuff as we're here But I do WanNa have this before I I get. I'M GONNA get some calls here and then we're going to have in just a moment koby scoring the sixty points in his last game. We'll have some of that. Plus the the his his final address to the staple center crowd after that game. The Mamba out a address. So but let's go to Louis I and L. A. Louis. Good Morning Louis. There we yeah on your day your now sorry about that. Oh thank you so much for having me on your You know on your show today I just you know I'm still heartbroken in just like all of La I love Kobe. You know. I grew up watching Kobe. I grew up with him about his age. He's my idol he to me. He's better than Michael Jordan and one experience that I wanted you know share with everyone was dead Kobe was a big fan of wingels. Tangle kids fem while on time and when I went there I was I was just sitting there in a kid comes by and says there's some guy with everybody's going crazy for and I'm like hearing on me Suzanne. Some guy named Colby now. He plays for the Lakers. I'm like Oh my God Kobe. You heard everything koby and I was just like this. Little Kid doesn't know him Kobi. Is You know so I went over there. I was like everybody else You know just disturbing Koby. He was just trying to sit down and watch the concert. You have to get up. I got up there. He gave me a high five. 'cause I had my Lakers gone. And he just you know got up and left with security because no one would leave him alone right and I was just like. That's to me one of the best moments in my life. That made me a huge Laker Fan. To be able to just to even just to you know high five meant the world to me and Kobe. Just had this like Powered like the energy that this. Can you imagine? You can't imagine energy had it was just a moving energy and tears me up because you know. I wanted to see him develop in his life after basketball. And and that I wanted my son to read books. I wanted him to watch films. And now we're not gonNA have that unless someone in his family continues this legacy in that aspect of his career. Yeah Yeah Yeah it's GonNa be tough and you know. Look I think that it seems like Vanessa is Feels that the academy is a very important thing. and that will will continue And hopefully that legacy will continue because of that and thank you know. Thanks to her so We'll continue taking some more of your calls here. The ceremony. The celebration of Life Kobe John O'Brian supposed to start in about ten minutes or so a little less than that In the term I had mentioned we would play some of Kobe's last game. Here's him scored. Sixty get cheered off the court. Trey lyles has in the left corner guarded by Randall. Give it a hayward back to Lyles LYLES dribbles lyles down the middle medfly ramble. Saddam falsehoods. Is they get to sixteen and by three. Listen to give a foul to give so get the ball back to Kobe and make them follow my my bad. No free throws here. That was the first in the last two minutes if they fell again and Kobe. Has the ball again dribbles right? And they found him so now he goes to the free throw line. We'll be makes these two free throws Koby has sixty and the Lakers lead by three. There are fourteen point eight seconds to go fourteen point. Listen to his building. Ninety seven ninety six acres. I three throw by coby fifty nine points. I don't think Utah's GONNA call a time out so after this free throw they're going to try and play it out. Toby second free throw good. Sixteen the Lakers lead by three. Don't you Chinese three tight hayward driving down the middle all the way to rim layup? No good rebound grab probiotic link to the past the Clark frigerator. He's getting store sixteen. I don't believe what I just saw players embrace toby as a team had half court and the game is not over. Four point one seconds to go in the game and you talk about sending a guy right. We embrace this shack over there. And Assad Line Michael. You've been doing this forever. Ever seen anything like this. No sixty points thirty seven years old body all banged up having to be ice down Miss Games. It's superhuman sad. I'm sure the word has spread around the world and if people were watching his game or listening to this game they all tuned in. If some people were watching the warriors make history tonight but the seventy third win. Kobe at eight thirty eight point. Second HALF UTAH. Four point one seconds to go the Lakers lead by five. Are you kidding me? I'll say it again and now they're trying to get Kobe out of the game. So the fans can give him an ovation. Brian Kelly is checking into the game and Lawrence. Tanner should announce replacing Toby Bryant Gives me chills just listening to it right now? One More Time Jon did such a fantastic job on that call like a he. He nailed it man like he got him and Michael. They did just an unbelievable job calling an all time. Great moment like that's not easy. I that's the broadcast. Dworkin me coming out and giving my guys some love but man like that's exactly what they deserve. Because that moment they caught it and they absolutely just nailed it. Nailed every single time after the game of course. Kobe addressed the audience for the final time. At Center court ceremony Kobe Bryant the celebration of life starting at Staples Center. We apologize. We were GONNA play Kobe's last address at Staples Center but we wanna go live as soon as this begins here. It is and that concludes a celebration of life of Kobe and John Bryan at Staples Center let cheers take you out of your Nat King. Cole's unforgettable being played over the speakers at stables more photos of Kobe on the jumbotron and John who people are now leaving the area. So welcome back here to the seven ten ESPN studios. I'm joined by the CAM. Brothers here again. We're at the event and you guys we had the technical difficulties would shock. You guys were describing just kind of the scene there and the emotions of the building. It's it was. I mean I've been to funerals. I've been memorials. I've been to things like you know theoretically like this before but nothing like this like where you put twenty thousand people into a building Most of them don't know each other. Most of whom didn't know the person who you're honoring both people in this case that that are being honored and certainly the larger scope of the people on that helicopter bound by something kind of communal in that way and that to me was what stuck out and he was just like have never been anywhere like this again like if I knew a funeral you know the person like I knew Kobe but most of the people around but I didn't know him and most people around me didn't neum less than I did. They just knew what he meant. Well I mean like the type of CO career. The Kobe had was rare beyond just the achievement and the greatness of it the idea that it was as long as it was in the same place beginning at such a young age where you go from literally being a high school age teenager right to you know an adult with children and you know people. As they watched Kobe. They transform themselves. They literally grew up with him right. And that's really rare. I remember when Adam Yolk of the Beastie boys passed and there was just a real outpouring of sadness and wistfulness and introspection with him and I think there was a lot of that with somebody like him too because he began as this brash. You know the the licensed to ill era version of himself. And then you could see that. He went through a lot of different changes. And you saw that with Kobe. And just it's rare to actually witness something like that like when they were showing the first you know montage of Kobe highlights. It really dawned on me. How many of those moments I remembered like I truly like right. I remember that possession I remember that dunk. Remember which game that was. I'll say this as someone who wasn't there but here kind of sitting in the studio. It was hard to not get emotional watching Vanessa. Brian was and and just the amount of strength that she had and she showed was just immeasurable things like that. I mean I I. I wasn't sure if she was GONNA SPEAK. I certainly I didn't think she would. I thought it was certainly possible But understandable if she didn't but to get up there and speak the way she did and to to let people give people an introduction to to Kobe Jonah. They didn't necessarily happen. We don't know them that way Especially Jonah It was it was remarkable. It was incredibly brave I think it was. It was something very valuable for the people inside the building to get that extra sense of experience of who? These people are. I was remark. I think to you could you could feel George. Just how much concern? There was in that building four Vanessa. Bryant born family. Yeah and I think just the idea of seeing her. I WANNA say okay. Because what she's going through. She's not okay but able to do that right. I think in some ways it was actually reassuring to the people inside staple center. Yeah I thought Gre. I'm actually had a straight line about you know like everyone. You know that Koby may be gone. Maybe gone but there's still a team there and they have a hell of a coach. Yeah you know went and support. Endless support now certainly You know throughout the city and around the world but there are so many little moments in this that I thought were remarkable. Like you know when Sabrina an S Q. The the Oregon star got up and spoke. She talked about being unapologetically competitive. Right like I'm a girl basketball player and I'M GONNA grow up in a meat unapologetically competitive and you will talk to two female athletes and women in general. Who told growing up. Like you're not. You're not supposed to do that right. Girls aren't to be competitive in that way. They're not supposed to want to win and try to win. Be Driven in that way and dice. Rossio alluded to it and and and she did as well. Kobe helped change that. Like wanting to be like Kobe. And giving permission. But like you know showing this model for support of Women's sports and women's basketball in a way that gives girls like that the the the freedom and say I can be like that I mean I. It's Women's liberation like in the truest most literal sense of liberation. You are liberated to be that person as an athlete and as a person just to be who you are and to enter those spaces that are typically reserved for men Let's listen back to some of the The tributes let's start with Vanessa Bryant Who just was again. Her strength that she she just displayed today was immeasurable like it's unbelievable what she was able to do on that podium today. Here's her talking about John and how much she was like. Kobe was very competitive. Like her. Daddy but Jonah had a sweet grace about her. Her smile was like sunshine. Her smile took her entire face like my. Kobe always said she was me. She had my fire personality and sarcasm. She was tender and loving on the inside she had the best laugh was infectious. It was pure and genuine. Kobe and John Naturally gravitated towards each other. She had Kobe's ability to listen to a song and all the lyrics memorized after listening to the song a couple of Times. It was their secret talent. She was an incredible athlete. She was great at gymnastics soccer softball. Dance and basketball. Yeah I mean the fact that she even kept it relatively together in that situation. There is incredible the day it's the time goes like you know it. It's one of the things about death and grief and all these other things that is just inevitably true like time goes and like all of a sudden. It's a week later. And then it's a month later and then it's you know a year later and all these other things but today was was a day that brought you right back to it and then when Jimmy Kimmel got up to for his opening remarks and immediately started to crack you reminded of how immediate and how raw this is and like you say George for her to be able to be composed in that way sad and and hurting and all these other things obviously but still get up and talk about her husband and her daughter in that way. It was just remarkable. I I honestly was not expecting Vanessa to speak. I actually audibly said to myself. I mean when they called her up while I heard I wow because I did not think she would go up there. I didn't expect that she would. You know there have been other memorials for Koby. Four Jonah that somewhere that I would have expected she would speak if she would speak at all again. Because what she's going through right now is just unfathomable but for her to be able to get up there and not. Just have the composure. But to be able to find just those type of beautiful words yeah it was. It was incredibly impressive and even her send off I thought you mentioned beautiful words. I mean let's take a listen to them. He taught us all valuable lessons about life and sports through his NBA career. His books his show detail and his puny podcast series. And we're so thankful he left those lessons and stories behind for us. He was thoughtful and wrote the best love. Letters and cards and G G had is wonderful ability to express your feelings into Paik paper and make you feel her love through her words. She was thoughtful like him. It was so easy to love. Everyone naturally gravitated towards them refunding. Happy silly and they loved life. There were so full of joy in adventure. God knew they couldn't be on this earth without each other. He had bring them home tab together. You take care of our Noni. Bbn Cocoa we're still the best team we love and miss you booboo both rest in peace and half finding heaven until we meet again Wednesday. We love you both and miss you forever and always mommy. I mean I'm about to cry. Second time I it just Jalali. Wow but I mean it is one of these things that you learn the more you get to know her and Mirren. Fater it at a bleacher report road. Beautiful Story About Jonah that I think published yesterday Tweeted out. We'll do it again today. like the bond that they had that. Vanessa's alluding to there. Like it is differently. You love all your children equally. Children love you and all these other things but sometimes inside a family. There's that thing that connects one parent to another in a way. That's that's different than special. And they had that And to hear Vanessa. Reference at that way was both beautiful. It was gutting but it was. It was beautiful and It was it was one of the more memorable moments from today. I mean all of this would have been incredibly saddened. Felt Tragic George. I mean under any circumstances just because of what Koby you know meant to. This game meant to the city. Like it's really dawned on me in the last month like how much of my professional life has been directly connected to Kobe. Like even after Kobe's retirement but knowing gee-gee and those kids were on that helicopter and just thinking about what lay ahead for them and you know what was taken away not just from their families but you know like for somebody like GD with those type of ambitions for all of us. It's it's just incredibly sad. It is incredibly sad but Beautifully well said by Vanessa and just again an immense amount of strength that she showed Fishing Day. It is really difficult to quantify. Just how impressive she was I. We're going to open it up to the audience Here we've got one more we're GONNA have to take a break here for three minutes and then we're GONNA be right back so if you'd like to discuss what you heard. Today Shack was tremendous Lebanon to the audience and the crowd and just the event as only shack units Rossi. Lebron Yeah Yeah Michael Jordan. By the way I mean you WanNa talk about people revealing sides of themselves that they don't just tremendous just tremendous but feel free to chime in what Koby meant to you and your thoughts on just the events today at eight seven seven seven ten. Espn eight seven seven seven. Ten three seven seven six The camera join me for segment. Sodano here on seven ten ESPN.

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"By the way Anthony Davis will play tonight along with Lebron James Yeah here's this new thing is just to yell yeah what is going on it is all happening in people this hour we expect Jalen Ramsey to join US brand new shutdown corner the Los Angeles Rams I would've used the rather than the act I would've used the singular prostitute prostitute hard harder for you to get in what this is my wife page we've we've had seven wonderful years together so we are anticipating that Jalen Ramsey is gonna join us you know I was doing the the mom today and now you guys don't give me the word anymore okay who does the morning you don't WanNa make excuses for Jared Goff because he has been he's been really really badge bad but listen to this the but prostitution I think you can figure out a way so we'll play that later in the week but good for the morning show that was honestly a tough that was his toughest scientology all of Fortune on Oh listen to pat say Jack Rogers family. I've been trapped in a loveless marriage for the last twelve years old battle axe name Kim she cursed my life with three step children named Star RJ and Ryan and I have one rotten grants rams have the worst offensive line in football and it's not even close according to pro football focus left tackle Andrew Whitworth ranks thirty two out of it's no wonder you came here he just wanted to get away from everybody I know you're being facetious note like nobody's business Seventy Five Tackles Rob Haven Stein on the other side is the seventy fourth best tackle out of seventy five I could do it I think you're GonNa do it I think I think that is a word is a real one word that is a good word co Kudos to the morning show for for coming up with that one guy is worse Austin Blyth is number seventy two at guard out of seventy six right like a bunch of basically for both family wedding party and all that kind of stuff pointed one of my friends stand up and he goes he goes I That interview with Anthony Davis you're listening to Caspian Los Angeles sorry John had promised to the saddest man to ever appear on a game show I know what game show is this this is wheel I'm show okay and what later in the week okay but the word they gave me is prostitution so uh dangerous low yes it is so here's the here's the thing I came across with the with the ranch and I I find this to be L. Demby is number seventy five at guard out of seventy six so there is only guard worse and Brian Allen is number thirty one there you go Sounds like my family list marriage I remember it like when I got married you have a rehearsal dinner yes the practice today so hopefully so that is obviously from yesterday I think that was president from spectrum doing that where's that depend on feels are we go I mean you got guys not they did you think today practice completed before practice so far at their next to number one yup did they misappropriate their draft assets in other words should they have used those picks more on a Trent Williams and having the terrible line some of it well I think the the terrible line is kind of poisonous tree that affects everything right on a Jalen Ramsey yeah you know what's weird is the redskins are saying today they are not trading Trent Williams last week shove we've been married for twelve years but the first five years were miserable so that guy to come out of that yeah no really funny I in the League right now statistically virtually every category it's patriots and forty niners attack so was the game Sunday action of the forty niners defense how much of it was the function of the forty niners defense because they're really really good the rams look great against Seattle the week before I think it's one of the reasons why Jared Goff look so bad it's one of the reasons todd Gurley hasn't been able to get going and it may even be one of the reasons that Sean mcvay moved away up saints don't have drew brees will have drew brees and they're playing really well I think the saints are Legit I think saints and Forty niners right now are in passing defense so if you're looking for a good matchup a good winnable match up a pallet cleanser following the forty niners the rams were averaging four hundred twenty two total yards per game going into the forty niners game so how much of it was a function of facing one of the two best defenses in the League right no other team you can say that about no other team and now you have girly they need offensive lineman they need some linebackers and now they don't have any draft picks how are you about that I'm worried I mean I cooks Goff Donald and we assume if they sign him Ramsey taking up more than fifty percent of your salary cap the station's biggest rams fan that their salary structure is now incredibly top-heavy five players have half the salary from running the football after he had success in the first quarter I think the line poisons everything yes but to your point you have to give the niners credit probably the two teams in the NFC that are the best But it will not surprise me at all to see the rams throw could I look at some of the moves I mean you look now at Todd Gurley and you say that really that contract is not going to pay off that out of thirty three senators all right so let me ask you a serious question the up is you know I love the Jalen Ramsey trae yes I have done it in a heartbeat but forty niners and they said okay well let's let's let's have the forty niners I think have got arguably them in the Patriots or the two best defenses name Atlanta could very well be it and then you've got Cincinnati and if you can get through the bye week at five and three I think you're legit in the playoff how worried are you as their their last in the league in sacks which is good news for the offensive line and their fifth in past I'm sorry the twenty fifth pick out of Wisconsin is going to step in fairly high pick yeah it's going to step in left guard for them the rookie will take the owner of the Jaguars said he was not trading Jalen Ramsey last week yeah that's true so it's so it's I mean it's all it's all dance look I think that they looked at offense of line stays as is where they're not going and getting more guys in there because Austin Blythe is not the answer if you don't fix it offensive line then jared Goff will be hey maybe our defense can carry us for a while and adding Jalen Ramsey is a game changer because it allows Wade Phillips would be the best team in the NFC no they might be named may have just if I had to pick a team goes to the NFC gun to my head you have to pick one I might thirty plus points on the board at Atlanta and say you're GONNA say thirty plus passes I'd say that'd be in the first half thirty plus points on the board Atlanta is contract is not going to pay off because Todd Gurley as we know him doesn't exist anymore Todd Gurley with twenty all purpose touchdowns last year Joe Note boobs place but I mean remember the thing that's been great for the rams the last couple years their their their streak of luck with injuries has been fantastic I watched Mesa is watching red zone channel Yup six consecutive plays with penalty flags between the jets and the cowboys Jalen Ramsey versus Julio Jones on Sunday they've never played before awhile but his job will be hello contain Julio Jones and he's a guy that's absolute Dan and we mentioned Brian Edwards going in for Joe Noteboom so all of a sudden you've got a bunch of injuries and I think what the Rams are looking at is talking about it yesterday it is a giant problem for the NFL not not a small thing due to play man coverage and to be able to dial up more pressures on guys like Matt Ryan I mean it'll be interesting to see he's never played last year for look at the offensive line those five guys played every snap the entire season incredibly rare that just doesn't happen all the time and now he tweeted this the story line for the twenty nine thousand nine season continues to be the reps inability to make the accurate and correct the niners think about it the packers good but if the niners played the packers in San Francisco the niners right now Dallas is three three yep looks or heels look ordinary it is not coming back well if you ask Greg he'll tell you that jared goff will not live up to that contract that he's not coming it's completely possible if the operates of line now something must change zero accountability but do you think I think he's right I'm glad write this up because I don't think we spend in different expressions fantastic that's just getting into I want to ask you a question about something Clay Matthews tweeted out yesterday you lost a top five. NFL referee to go into TV second about Mike Pereira right and then six in a row it just takes all the fun out of watching the game and they have to come to and I'm not sure where you start but they have to come to a decision he was asked if if we asked you to make a Mount Rushmore of NFL football players who would you put up there and Ramsey said I would put me with four really capable of it just ask him he's famous for saying whatever pops into his head he's got him swagger I'll tell you mine and one Ridha somebody wants there in the union all right here we go mirror audio-video flash sale on the beautiful brand new eighty five inch really guys rise to that level should be paid a lot more and if they screw up should be fired you should make it a really hard job and and we didn't mention this but John Johnson the third is going on injured reserve So now you gotta you gotTa go back to a backup safety they're probably Taylor rap the right and the Monday night game we're not we're not correctly called one thing that Peter King suggested that I thought was interesting he said back you saw on Sunday I mean the priorities got to be offensive line so far they're saying they're gonNA look in turn Turtle Brian Edwards who is a you yeah when you find people who can do it reward them handsomely so they don't leave a union well I just don't want him to leave and go to Fox it's not so much it's you're down a corner with a keep to leave you're going to go to the hill or my Guy Nicole Room Komen that laid out in a waffle house a union protecting the bad ref the teacher's Union it's the the bad refs are being protected by a union and it's really hard on on an alternative to that that every single time we sit down to watch the game were watching flag fly flag flag flag flies big news once again starting next week fifth row Fridays is back and let's face it back round absolutely every returned the flag is completely predictable and I've I've said the hands to the face call on Trey flowers aw that's kind of what I wanted to just to test it out so I feel some all around they went out warmed up for the game so in Westwood are you ready spectacular eighty five inch Sony Four K. 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Let's do a check eighty five inch yeah mine the experience of a lifetime yeah next Mason Ireland Espn La Espn La Mason Ireland Very big news very egg flag flag flag it just it's endless apparently Brady's treated about it now the Clay Matthews is tweeting on every return there is an illegal block and three one two three four four thousand ten good luck from your audio video fish audio video retailer of the Los Angeles Lakers coming up next an opportunity to now than Anthony Davis is here fifth row Fridays is the best radio giveaway. Here's how it works you gotta listen to the show a lot yup like we give away a pair of tickets to sit in the fifth row at Staples Center for a Laker game to put this in perspective Mike seat is better yep in the fifth row is better than where Michael and I call the Games from your you can you're so close that you can I'm me I'm live here I'm just like throwing it away I think we should do something cool with it we should do something cool with whenever you lost your head of officials because Fox paid him more than you're willing to pay him he second about Dean Blandino Yeah so our Veron and and or the players cursing at each other yes that's how excellent these seats are and every time I've met most of the fifth row Friday winners like they'll who's Janice or jasmine whoever's you're taking him around will bring them up to meet Michael and I and they are I mean people blown away can't but but so start listening on Monday you gotta listen for Monday out from Tuesday all the way through the week and then Friday we decided time I was thinking it they have more fun than they ever imagined they would yup it's just it's it's probably the most successful Mason and Ireland promotion of all time it is right I say there are three Yep make it to I'm GonNa take the trademark okay good so there's only two available now there are three stick with my eighty Friday tickets to see Anthony Davis and Lebron James up close you know we're doing the show live from Tom's urban on alive for the the home opener or not technically for the home opener it's for the opener right it's the opener it happens to be at home but it right now three one two three four forty ten that's three one o two three four four hundred ten there are only three call and be a buyer right now it's not the home opener well it's the first Laker home game correct yeah yeah no this is I'm talking about for Tuesday it is a clippers home game yeah whoever they they're getting these new referees refereeing NFL fools hard it's fast it happens in a in a blake I some of the guys are great and but yes observation if you're if you're looking to get a cocktail before after the game that is an excellent so I was thinking that we should okay this is just we're spit balling so I thought let's try to do let's just not do it like George would where you just say I read just sit there and say okay I mean that's all right and we have somebody coming in on Friday by the way that it has that one had got Mason Ireland tattooed on his I saw that did you see the guy get Mason in Ireland oh bad ideas okay right until you say it's a bad idea that we do like College Game Day does and you bring a sign yeah that's a bad idea it's a jam oxy WanNa be cautious but a relief I mean causing happing office predict much as you can and then our new time and then once a week we're going to all not every week but almost I think we do about twenty times its starts Monday so it's the opener yeah we're not doing the show live to live Friday no we're doing a live from times urban on Tuesday yeah Tuesday we're doing a live show from Tom's urban dancing like three weeks ago yeah I wondered what happened to first and possibly only one of October wow so tomorrow night that's a good idea okay so even the otters contributing to this okay see nobody fantastic we because Dan we don't WanNa do it just like George I sit in the twentieth row all right we call the Games from twenty rose I think it's a great seat it's a great seat your syrup there on a perch yet your you just sit there and say I'm live somewhere to be something going some level of excitement you know it's a party and we set up a bash can we set up on location they have excellent I don't know if we can involve this there may be legal issues they have excellent well drinks at Thomson s we cannot do that take a good idea do you think that's about idea because we can't be responsible for the content of the signs will win the right to commit and do one fast-track question and the science can be should be like laker science right I wanNA make sure you're here to hear George wait a minute wait a minute there's a baseball game tomorrow night and we not covering that game okay we we farmed it out there with the Mason roast that we just did and the time that we almost got the station suspended by giving away trip to the AFC championship game that did happen so think of all of the day you don't win if you make a lewd signed if you're saying we reward the people who may wreck adds definitely not something we're going to do if I would be allowed to drink whiskey which really bad idea before I'm announcing doing the they have great drinks bring the sign into the stadium and hold it up oh that's a good idea so to your take a picture Carlo folly around with the size yeah yeah yeah that's fine that's fine like best signed gets to participate in fast track one day by the way tomorrow is October seventeenth and Georgia Donna. We'll be doing the show tomorrow get out there is a Sodano show tomorrow stop it oh yeah we're GONNA get in trouble well on signs and he built Megan Ireland signs yeah and if you write like a negative sign was to said they were getting the guy to the full logo the new logo to not like that if you if you want to bring signs and carry signs and then we reward the best one passing for all how would really enjoy it okay so Tuesday night Tom's urban the best sign armed it up somewhere else okay so we're on we're under six thirty tomorrow night yeah I'm flying so it's you you'll you'll do purgatory which arch yet Dan Five fifteen bright forecast before five five fifteen let's make sounds to resign that will do the pop quiz and somebody will win fifth row bad idea nobody needs to know how you say there are no bad ideas that's yes sure setup but don't think that'd be fantastic for you guys sued on his finger yeah I guess that qualifies we've said that if you get Mason and Ireland tattooed onto your body you can come in and goes fast talk to somebody at the road up fast fast track one question okay one question of faster what were you know you're you're not into it Dan I am but you should then no reason here's Anthony Davis on his injury the thumb injury suffered passing hairline fracture stuff like my hand before so I knew that was away wants to do a Mason Dunk tank next week Oh sure no speedo no no no speed no one yeah that would be necessary shot do they are is there any way to get a public offer sheet setup outside though just won't win yeah no I can't I can't walk in with a sign that's like I hate the clippers because it is a clippers home game but I can I can sneak in a good sign good sites so that's Tuesday at Tom's urban we're not gonna just sit there like George there's a point for us being there Steve Five Zero Mason Ireland. Espn La Yeah Mason Ireland it's all happening and it's all but in United Staple Center preseason Basketball Anthony Davis will make his staple center debut tonight he is going to play he's that's a good word for hopeful I I love good cocktail good mix drink while I'm watching games but I'm not a bartender like John used to be six home bar is offering an exclusive offer for my listeners you can save fifty bucks off the retail price to ninety nine and pay only to forty nine they gave Quinn Cook a contract Michelson and play a lot because he's been on the warriors the last two years Kentavious called Pope is a three point shooter Troy Daniels Ah old-fashioned which I had during the Trojans game on Saturday with drink works by curic it is my home bar drink works is a ad based premium cocktail machine where every single pod has got all the ingredients that adds the water the carbonation chills it up I've got one you can pick the drink any drink and get free shipping this is a revolutionary product just go to drink works dot com that's D R I N. 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S. dot com I'm totally bound to screw it up plus you gotta go out get all the mixers all that stuff but now I can make a Margarita at home cosmo Amo- Hito he's my Code Steve Five Oh that Steve Five zero at checkout enjoy a perfect drink at home just like I do drink works go to drink works dot com remember my I got fasttrack for you at five thirty at some point we we still I'm still hopeful that we will get you Jalen Ramsey maybe we'll get him in the limo on the way from the airport to ramps camp I mean think about it though he's coming from lax and he's going to thousand oaks got plenty of time that the way this roster was constructed was when Anthony Davis in the Brian Get doubled these guys have to be able to hit open shots it's the whole reason for Jalen Ramsey when he calls in his when we will have him well and you know it's now looking iffy because I just saw a tweet from a reporter who's at Rams Camp and betray Daniels will not play tonight guy hurt but these are the guys that you want to keep an eye Kuzma has been working a lot on his three point shot obviously green took me forever to go like eleven miles to welcome to La is your helicopter yeah oh he's making his Laker David he's played a lot of games making his Lakers debut at Staples Center Here's a couple of things to watch for tonight number one Queen Cooks Lebron he's going to have the ball in his hands anyway yeah that's a good point I don't hate that lineup at all late in the Lakers three point shooting has not been great in these first four boys in the shooting around thirty percents twenty nine percent it needs to be but by the time they have to more preseason games right and then Friday night in San Francisco Yeah and then and then it counts and the clippers are an yeah it's so it's a key part of the Lakers offensive game plan that these guys are able to hit open threes that's something to keep an eye on and the other thing is they bring averaging about twenty insert the pod press start in in one minute you get the perfect cocktail it's great for parties great for the end of a long day great for the weekends and right now the drink were excellent defensive team the team new Lakers open seasoning it's yes so you don't want to be in a turnover mode on Tuesday right sets up haven't seen them at Rams Camp Yeah Oh we get Flanders Cam no he's landed at lax so I think our our friend artists because you put them right on the phone body would be I think he's going to be a key contributor and a rotation Guy Javale McGee has looked good but the way I see that position is I think you the white twenty minutes Yup Javale McGee Twenty minutes and then you maybe play Anthony Davis at the five for eight minutes and there's your there's one of those is do the Javelin I take podcast Max Stephen A. who do you think took the Lakers to win it all -Tuation Lebron will go I was actually looking at of just bouncing around website today and it Caesar's the Lakers are still the no China Avery Bradley's not known a ridiculously great three points counting on him to be able to defend the wing Dan Green can do that too yeah both tonight and Friday do the Lakers do a better job taking care of the ball yeah I'll tell you I've been impressed with is Dwight he's been really been really good better than I or Dwight are in the finishing line up to great question it kind of depends on kind of not what Kinda depends on what you need took the clippers after all of his time in La after oxidation he's forgotten his roots he is picking the clippers turnovers game that number is way too high so I think frank will put up with turnovers early in the season because you guys to try and get quick baskets and play fast whether it be with personnel coaches all stars on every Western Conference team. Yup except DOC said Duck River said he's going to miss the first ten games okay so that's November something probably and then and the Lakers I I mean if I one of them took the clippers one of them took the Lakers I think Max took the Lakers no opposite Max Yeah I think Utah One of those two teams are going to finish one well here's an here's an observation about the western conference massive changes run even though people kind of have gotten on the past couple of years when Lebron wants to he can lock people out when he wants to exactly when the leverage is when it's a high leveraged well a lot of people were picking the clippers. Yeah on paper the clippers SPEC MAX to be a Laker fan a residual Laker fan for the time he spent here rockets are bringing in Westbrook the warriors lose durant Yup Denver is the one team that is the same that's bringing back the I think that I think that's part of it will depend on Kgo Mecca were talking about earlier who's hot from three because Avery Bradley although he made a couple of threes in the last game it fully expect there to be some load management with the Lakers and I've got no problem with it I don't care if Anthony Davis plays eighty two games I think Anthony Davis in sixty five games is fantastic I think that what I would love to see is Clippers Lakers in the western conference great for the city I think it'd be really fun and I'd feel really good about load managed he's not going to be he's only played ten minutes in the preseason so far they're going to be really careful with him Paul George isn't there at this point and what's Paul George like November stick I think Lebron sixty five games fantastic then I'll have to play every night you can always have one superstar out on the floor if you're the Lakers but they don't you don't need to have both is everybody healthy in this scenario okay Saint Cousteau has got to be out there out there I would think Danny Green's gotta be out I'd Say Avery Bradley Who Rings Volley Thinking the same thing I think it's Denver Utah in whatever order you want to put them because they're going to put a huge emphasis in the regular season then it's Clippers Lakers Lakers for the three the western conference finals yes because one in four go in one side of the bracket and two and three go in the other yeah so that would be ideal same core group so that's why it's crazy to suggest the Denver gets the one seat right because they could win fifty eight game but by the way for them but I mean don't you think they're focused what what's seed do you anticipate them I think they're very much like the four seed I'd I was gonNA say three yes number one favorite to win the NBA title three to one Yup covers or four to one right behind you know it's disappointing today on the on the first take my always listened Jacob Dot Com Mason and Ireland. ESPN LA yeah it's all happening Mason Ireland is being away just asked me Sir Baseball Tomorrow Yeah a seven game series needs something to them doesn't mean something to the clippers or the Lakers they are playing for the long-term Co is going to be could was partnered with the Susan G Komen Los Angeles Foundation to raise money to fight breast cancer this month go to call Jacob Dot Com and donate I I went and donated last week over the nineteenth everybody has been affected in some way by this terrible disease come meet and walk with Jacob on Saturday morning October nineteen you can it can be a couple of blocks that can be one hundred whatever you can afford go to call Jacob Dot Com and donate it all goes straight to the Susan G Komen Los Angeles Foundation and Oh to call Jacob Dot com to register he will make a donation for every person that walks with them and you get a t shirt and you'll be a drawing to win cool stuff so let's Denver Denver's bring everybody back but Utah's change in the point guard the Lakers are bringing Anthony Davis Clippers Cohen. 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"Live from NPR. News in Washington. I'm Lakshmi Singh Harvey Weinstein. One of the most high profile figures whose crimes fuel the me too movement worldwide has been found guilty. Npr's Rose Friedman says a jury in New York City found the former movie producer guilty on two counts but acquitted him on the most serious charges. In the case it took the jury about thirty hours spread over five days to come back with its verdict. Weinstein was charged with five counts of rape assault against two women in New York City with a third woman actress. Annabelle Shera added to support the most serious charges. Weinstein denied all the accusations. Juries result means that they did not find Suras account credible. It's a surprise as she was widely seen as the prosecution's strongest witness. Weinstein did not react as the verdict was read aloud. The most serious charges could've carried up to life in prison as it is. Weinstein could still face to twenty five years or more. He also faces charges in Los Angeles Rose Friedman. Npr News New York Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Juniors says. It's a new day for survivors. Who Resist speaking out for fear. They'll be victimized when they take the stand in the trial verdict. It will become more obvious that those attacks on the on the survivors and victims. Where there on the stand making? It seem like it's all their fault. We'll be realized as legal tax. That just simply are no longer going to work in this day and age at Cyrus Fan sooner speaking short time after jury found Weinstein guilty of crimes against two women in New York City again. He faces similar charges and alleged crimes against two other women in California. We're seeing a steep dive in. Us stocks this hour. The Dow Down One thousand thirty eight points or three and a half percent at twenty seven thousand nine hundred fifty three s and p's down three and a half percent. Nasdaq is down nearly four percent. All this having to do with widening concerns over the corona virus. Npr Scott horsely has more. The Corona virus contagion has spread to Wall Street. Investors are spooked by the growing number of infections outside China and the possible economic fallout if the epidemic cannot be contained growing clusters of corona virus have been diagnosed in South Korea. Italy and Iran South Korea in particular is a major economic player and a big supplier of components used by manufacturers around the world. Corona virus was a major focus of discussion among G. Twenty finance ministers who met this weekend in Saudi Arabia ministers promised to monitor the outbreak along with other risks to the global economy and said they prepare to take additional action as necessary. Scott horsely. Npr News Washington either way in Italy more than two hundred people have tested positive. Five died from Cova. Nineteen the disease caused by the novel. Corona virus Italian police are deployed at checkpoints around a dozen quarantine northern towns at last check on Wall Street. The Dow was down. One thousand. Forty-one points this is NPR news. The police have closed off a large section of downtown Los Angeles in preparation for today's memorial service for the nine people killed in a helicopter crash last month including basketball Kobe Bryant from staples center. Npr's psycho Tau reports. Roughly twenty thousand people are expected to attend the sold out event without a ticket and matching. Id Police aren't letting visitors near Staples Center until after the event is over around one PM. Local Time Eddie. Ruis says he has a ticket. It's really tough and this is a way that for myself to like grieve like by about making memories. Good Memories Ruis says to remember Kobe Bryant. He had his Lamborghini event or custom painted purple and added the names of all nine helicopter crash victims in gold on a corner. The Hood of the car is an image of Kobe. Bryant with wings delete psycho. Npr News outside Staples Center go now to India where the government has staged an elaborate display and welcoming president trump on his first official visit to the subcontinent. It began with appearing before crowd of tens of thousands with his host Prime Minister Narendra Modi. There were bumpy. Moments of trump angling Indian names in Hindi words but overall the day offered up displays of mutual admiration if they was pageantry in the coming hours to is expected to be one of greater substance such as talks about trade between the two countries. I'm Lakshmi Singh NPR news.

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"It's time to go to the celebrity hotline here presented by Morongo play it safe good times the governor of your Los Angeles Lakers after that big win yesterday Jeannie bus joins, US, here on. Sodano and L Z here on seven ten ESPN genie. Thank you so much for the time. Hope you and yours are all safe and healthy. Congrats on the win and I WANNA. Thank you I. WanNa. Thank you for a couple of things. Thank you number one for giving us a a lot of good things to talk about this season and also bank you for introducing me at least to sink coral. Tequila. Thanks to you and Michael Jordan and that. The documentary, but I'll ask visits the question I have for you. Okay. What was it like? At Your House or wherever you were watching this game watching. Anthony. Davis hit that crazy shot to win the game last night. I let out a screen. I didn't even know I would capable out. It was my dog looked at me like what is going on it? That was it was His reaction and that was it was nothing but net it was the perfect shot. It was really a special moment that all Laker. Fans I just wish it would have been at staples center instead of you know so far away, but it was exciting. Moment though the Lakers were up sixteen. And the Denver Nuggets as they've done, all postseason long chipped away chipped away chipped away and made it a game as the nuggets were chipping away at our lead what was going through your mind? you know I I, you know. I'm just like every other fan watching the game and and you know there was you know a few momentum swings and then you know. But watching that nuggets team comeback from being down three two one that the team that doesn't give up all the credit to them. You know what are a really great players they have and and never gave up and kept fighting and when they were chipping away at the lead you know it was worrisome and you know you know they they just pulled it through so. I was like everybody else excited but but no, we're the series is far from over yeah. No question about that genie bus, the governor of your Los Angeles Lakers with us here on seven ten espn I needed a drink after that one like it was crazy that I like what I needed adult beverage but wait until afterwards I did I didn't wait till afterwards but Jimmy drinking during the game. In coral moment. Absolutely. It was a moment Jeannie. What is more nerve wracking in you've done something that is more courageous than anything I've ever done in this sense watching these games, which is more nerve wracking watching these games from afar or you courageously attempting standup comedy because I feel like both are really nerve wracking. yes. That I mean. I guess I I like to you know talent myself and I think you know in in my business I'm not I'm not a funny person but everybody can learn to be funnier and so I had heard about a class that you could take and It was something that I was on my bucket list of things to do and I. You, know I. I did my open MIC. So I could say I did it but I really enjoyed it and like I said I think that in life humor is such a useful tool to help us cope with stress. it allows us to bond over laughter and this kind of talk about things that sometimes are are sensitive through humor and you know kind of leading down our guards and finding a commonplace where we can all laugh about something. During that process. I learned that. I learned that you know when you when you try something new, it's I. Think it's it's uplifting. It's You know just a challenge and not that that would be something that I would go and do full-time and I would never make it as a professional comedian. I, admire comedian so much because that has to be the most vulnerable place to be onstage with microphone all eyes on you So I learned about myself and that I could push my boundaries and that I could you know do something that you know scared me to death. Jeanie Buss with this year the governor of your Los Angeles Lakers on seven ten espn. Look. You've watched a lot of leaguer basketball obviously in your life more than almost anyone maybe. How much fun are you having right now watching this particular team Kinda grow as they have throughout the season. I am having such a great time watching them. You know this new coaching staff. And you know their ability to bring out. The best in every player and watching Anthony Davis you know the joy he has in playing and winning that game and and you know. Being back in the playoff you know I'd forgotten what that was like had been seven years, which is hard to believe, and you know it's been ten years since we've been this far in the playoffs. So it's it's You know it's it's brought back a lot of great memories of some Great Laker taints that we've had over the last You know twenty years. Talked about the trickiness of this season, and obviously you know we're all prayerful for the people who have dealt with the pandemic from various fallout positions. But the Lakers along with other tens of the staple center decided to continue to pay the hourly workers through the end of the regular season which was tremendous and obviously wasn't required by any of you at all keeps talk a little bit about how important is for you. and the Lakers in general to just take care of your family during all of this. You know it's it's something that my father always felt the the power of sports to unite a community and bring people together and and be a family and look out for each other and while this pandemic is like nothing any of us has experience because it's once in a generation once. Every fifty hundred years, something like this happened we're still trying to figure everything out but it was important to us to try to do our best to take care of as many people as we could, and we're all trying to figure out. What the the new normal will be or when we can get back to normal but the meantime were were trying to always having the priority of Kibo keeping people safe. And you know trying to do a as best we can under circumstances that none no one ever predicted. Jitney. Buss the governor of Your Los. Angeles Lakers with this year on seven ten espn you kind of made reference to it earlier. But how bitter sweet is the success here juxtaposed with not being able to enjoy this with your Laker fans in the community at staple center. I mean, it is better sleep because in some ways you know it it, it doesn't feel right. But in some ways, it's the only thing that feels right that we have laker basketball again and that we have great laker basketball to bond us together even though I was alone with my dog and my house screaming, I get hear other people in the neighborhood screaming and cheering So you know even the were socially distance and a little isolated. We're still sharing experience that makes us Laker nation that brings us together and go ahead. I was I thought it was great that you could hear your neighbors. Scooby Doo that's. It's it's it is. It's like a you know everybody has talked about it today where they were what their reaction was. I had somebody send me the like ness camera of like the moment they the the game was over and and her daughter you know jumping up and down it was really You know we all felt something at the exact same time and it was joy and happiness and is a good day to be a Laker Fan. I just went to know I too was screaming after the Shaba only because I spill my drink and celebration of. Was a really good Margarita I was very upset by that. and. It was coral Tequila. No No. I can't afford that I'm waiting for genius hooked now stop that you can afford it. What would you say for for you personally is the hardest part about having this postseason basketball being played in the bubble. On I just I feel the sacrifice that the players have made and the coaches and all the staff that are there they've been there. You know over sixty days you know isolated away from their homes, their hat. you know some of the family members got to come in and visit, which I think was very meaningful and helpful So I appreciate their sacrifice and what they've done to help us. Try to to to have a championship this year, and if you look at the calendar were coming up on exactly a year ago that we started this season. back in October of last year with a preseason trip to China. And you know the thing that we're still playing the season is so odd and you know but I'm so proud of the players and their sacrifice in in you know in putting on some of the best. I've ever seen and it's really a testament to them as professionals their dedication to their craft. G Bus with US here on. ESPN ON SODANO L. Z I obviously Lebron James has been great for almost two decades but what is it like to have him on your team and watch him perform for the Lakers? I you know having a player like, Lebron? James is you know it's it's He makes me so proud the his work ethic his dedication to the game What he brings day and night is inspirational to his teammates to the staff to the city I couldn't be more proud that he's a Laker and you know he's setting new records even at this stage of his career. And he's just been He's been wonderful to work with. I don't know if you know or not but your nephew Ryan I have texted. The month. So whatever I was just asking him what is he looking forward to win? The pandemic is free and we can't make jokes about being able to shopping where decent close again. What are you? What are you most looking forward to once? The world does. Up The way they were used to to being. I mean honestly and I'm GONNA. Cry It's like I just missed hugging people I just really messed. You know that connection with. My friends and Laker fans being at Staples Center seen the people that have been. I've been so connected to all these years and I think we all feel it and You know it's it's been trying for everybody and I look forward to seeing people's faces again and being able to hug them. Genie I don't mean to make you potentially cry again But what would what do you think Kobe's reaction would be watching this team right now. Hobie loved Lakers basketball and he loved winning. So it's the perfect combination You know that's that's what that was the standard that Kobe sat and You know I think the Laker team that that played last night all throughout these playoffs all throughout the season I mean to go from. Being in the playoffs last year to lead in the Western Conference is really an accomplishment and I think that's exactly what Kobe would wanna see and and. You know I think he made them last night the team really made him. Proud. One of the things that I think the national media in regards to Colby missed in the story. was his impact on the franchise beyond just to players that you know he grew up. Basically before your eyes before your your your teams is How has her heart? Has it been for you as a leader this franchise to help your staff navigate through this tragedy even as you're bailing tours at Finals Parade Appearance Perhaps Well you know it's He Kobe left a legacy for us and so being together through Laker basketball's has kind of helped all of us as you know as a Laker nation come came together to mourn him at staples, center. And You know I I know what Kobe meant to us to to Laker fans to the to the city of Los. Angeles, but the outpouring from athletes all over the world. Even continuing today he really was so generous with his time and and advice and and you know I mean I know that's what he meant to me. That's what he did for me. I. Didn't realize how generous he was with so many other people and you know. We all locked. Somebody. Special irreplaceable. and. I I think about just the the basketball knowledge that he was sharing with this next generation of. Players when they talk about their interaction with him and how and his ability to to share and be so generous with the things that he learned and even You know Watching Naomi when the US Open and her saying in her conversations with Kobe that you know he she said I wanna be as good as you and he said, no, you're GONNA be better. And that kind of motivation and those kind of things what a a a beautiful human being, and we we all lost somebody. That is irreplaceable and you know we'll. We'll feel that loss forever. Absolutely, he meant so much to. So many of us for a variety of reasons, very, very wide whereas genie I just want to leave you with a pick me up because I don't want you filling. In by yourself during this. Shit's creek when a whole bunch of Emmy's last night. It's a hilarious show. If, you haven't seen it. When I say lift your spirits up high. You missed it. We have the whole cast came to a game last year. He's but yes, the whole calf out with us they were so much fun. What great people so talented and and have given so much enjoyment what that show. But what they're just fun they're they're you know they were they had a blast watching the Lakers play and you know. So I I was thrilled to. Them take home the hardware last night. And Elsie just likes to say the name because we could actually get away with it on radio for a change. I. Think that that that's as big a reason as to why he? That's good. That's good comedy. Do you mind if I use that for my next stand up? Right, as low as we're invited. Yeah absolutely, we'd love to be there for for sure. Hey. Thank you so much for making time for us. We really appreciate it I. Know There's still a long way to go here, but we wanted to congratulate you your staff and everyone involved with the Lakers. You guys navigated through some challenging times and you're finding yourself again competing for championships rightfully. So as the crown jewel of the NBA thanks again and hopefully screen six more times and scare your dog six more times here. Okay. Okay I agree. Thank you. All right. preflight take care of. The governor of your Los Angeles Lakers with us here on Sodano nells e.

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NPR News: 01-27-2020 2AM ET

NPR News Now

04:39 min | 8 months ago

NPR News: 01-27-2020 2AM ET

"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Nora Raum. Democrats are pressuring senators to call former national security adviser. John Bolton to testify testify in president. Trump's impeachment trial a new report says Bolton claims the president tied military aid to Ukraine to an investigation. NPR's Emma Bowman and reports the New York Times reports that trump wanted to withhold close to four hundred million dollars in military aid to Ukraine and unfreezing aid was dependent on Ukraine investigation into former vice president. Joe Biden and his son. Hunter Biden the newspapers description of the exchange draws from unnamed sources sources who saw drafts of a manuscript from Bolton's forthcoming book as trump's defense team prepares to make the case against the president's removal in his Senate impeachment. Teach me trial house impeachment. Managers say the report underscores their argument that Bolton is among a number of key witnesses who hold vital information that undercuts undercuts trump's defense ama- bowman. NPR News Washington early Monday morning. The president denied the report in a twitter post. He said he never told Bolton the ADP crane was tied to investigations about Democrats. The trial resumes Monday afternoon. A makeshift memorial is growing outside the Staples Center in Los S. Angeles to remember Kobe. Bryant the former basketball star died Sunday morning and a helicopter crash that also killed his thirteen year. Old Daughter and seven another's Brian had played for the Los Angeles Lakers for twenty years. NPR's Liz Baker has more. The crowd is pretty peaceful and sombre is a lot of people. Remember Kobe. Kobe Bryant what he meant to the sport of basketball into the city of Los Angeles every once in a while somebody will lead a chance. MVP or Kobe. He's being remembered member somebody with a spectacular work ethic and somebody who is just beloved in the city of Los Angeles. NPR's Liz Baker. The helicopter went down about forty miles wiles west of Los Angeles killing all nine people on board. Kobe was honored inside the staples center Sunday as well the Grammy Awards opened with a dedication to the legend. There are now five confirmed cases of the corona virus in the US. Heady Lane hurt us. Reports officials in southern California confirmed two cases Sunday the LA AAC Audi Department of Public Health has reported the latest infected person recently traveled from the city in China where the virus was first discovered and is now undergoing going treatment. The Department is trying to find out who may have had close contact with this person but officials say there is no immediate threat to the general public. Another case in southern in California was recently discovered in Orange County that person also traveled from the same area in China and remains in isolation testing for the virus is currently only being done at the Centers for disease control in Atlanta for NPR news. I'm Hettie Lynne. Herpes this is NPR news Iraqi security forces fired on anti-government protesters in Baghdad. Sunday medical and security officials say one protester was killed killed. The demonstrations began in October against government corruption and a lack of basic public services and jobs in Iraq. About five hundred people have have been killed in the unrest. The Dutch Prime Minister has apologized for the government's failure to protect its Jewish citizens from deportation and murder during the country's Nazi occupation Teri Schultz reports the historic apology came on the eve of the seventy fifth anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death. Camp One hundred forty thousand Jews lived in the Netherlands when World War Two broke out by. War's end more than one. Hundred thousand of them were dead. Speaking at the Netherlands is annual commemoration of the Holocaust Dutch Prime Minister Mark Ruta said he must acknowledge allowed. Officials had done too little to protect them while the last survivors are still among us. He said I apologize today for authorities actions then I do so in the knowledge that no word can contain something as horrific as the Holocaust. Most though some Dutch citizens did resist and try to save Jews. Such as Anne Frank's family in Amsterdam Brutus said collectively it was not enough for. NPR News I'm Teri Schultz Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin. Netanyahu arrived in Washington Sunday night for meetings this week with President trump the US this is outlined. Its plan to resolve the long-running Israeli Palestinian conflict. I'm Nora Raum N._P._R.. News in Washington.

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Mason and Ireland HR 3: Starting To Heal

Mason & Ireland

39:34 min | 8 months ago

Mason and Ireland HR 3: Starting To Heal

"And pregame will start one hour from right now. Don't forget you should be in your seats at seven o'clock if you're coming to the game at Staples Center the the game will not be on the video boards outside in La Live so ag and the folks down here encouraging you to not come down and hang hang out in the plaza instead watch the game on TV and don't miss any of the The ceremonies I've I record very shows anymore. I think there may be three. Yeah that record one is the jump yet which has been absolute must watch television all week a Rachel Nichols in her crew have done hour long shows and task on Kobe every day today. They did a two hour show and Rachel Nice enough to join us now. Thanks for doing this rich. How are you absolutely guys how you doing? We're holding up okay. I think people are weak. And they're like. Oh how are you because that's what you say when you see someone and then what's the answer to that right right. Yeah what's the answer to now. Exactly Rachel you covered the NBA as a whole and you have probably closer than anyone. Are you surprised in for for people who don't know before Rachel worked for us. She worked for CNN. She worked for the Washington Post. Are you surprised at Kobe's worldwide impact that this is affected affected. I knew it'd be a huge deal in la but it's a huge deal everywhere. And I'm a little surprised by that are you yeah. I'm not. I mean I have watched Koby be for twenty plus years be a mainstay of American lights. I it's just kind of remarkable when you think about how many people felt impacted by this grandmother grandmother. You know people who would be far away as India or China mom and Snow Mini Right. So many people who wouldn't call themselves sports fans basketball fans Lakers fans fans the. Kobe was part of being American and he just was. If you were part of this country in the last twenty twenty five years Koby Bryant was wallpaper in your world in one way or another One of the coolest work assignments I ever got was doing interview with Barack Obama. This is like more than a decade ago and I'm sitting there and I'm getting ready and they're gonNA ask him on the airplane before we actually got to the place that we were going to do the interview. Now bring me to the back and I'm about to do the whole like hi. My Name's Rachel. Whatever and he just sort of jumped from his seat and he says hey you working on that game last week? What the hell was Kobe doing? That's what he said. And and I've told during the past is sort of an example of yes. President Barack Obama watched as much as pin and basketball as you heard he did. Because I didn't have to introduce myself exactly what I was who I was. Because you've been watching the game the week before but honestly the way I tell that story now to me is a symbol of what Kobe was. The president is date. The first of his mouth is Kobe. Bryant and and I just think that was emblematic from the biggest of big to small small that that he was a part of He was always there but everything. You know it's interesting. Greg said this to me today our producer her that if you think about the the greats in the NBA. You know Michael and Bill Russell and bird and magic all the greats. We've really only had a passing of this magnitude in NBA history. I mean this is. This is a guy you know. We'll are wilt chamberlain certainly in that category. But this is a guy that That seems to be it. There's something wrong with the order of things. I think that's Iranian people. Of course I mean you know when Bill Russell passes on it will be a huge dent in the fabric of the NBA. especially I mean he. He's the one it gives us the trophy right. I mean he gets like it'll be just just just huge for all of us But we've been watching Bill Russell for years now with his white hair and sort of you know the way age takes our steps away from us and all of those things needing assistance to get from one place to another so the next stage of some of the guys who we know have been the grace of the NBA and led the lives. We know what's coming. Even though it will be very very hard in the moment with Komi there was you know this is literally he was wiped out of the sky. I mean it's just sort of unbelievable. This is a man who left up so many times in front of us and then he just didn't come down. I mean it's it's it is heartbreaking in every sense dance and I think you know for all of us. I know you guys have talked about this on the air all week. The fact that he died with his daughter there and with those two two other little girls who are teammates of hers and their parents. It's so many of us can relate to what it's like to have your kids and want to protect them and and to just know those last moments of his must've been Mike. There is no other word for tragic these other greats pass on we'll have live full lives and it will be sad when they die but it won't be tragic and it won't be you're actually really good point and won't be this we're talking talking to Rachel Nichols who host the jump and they have been a wall to wall koby all week including a two hour show today from La live rates. You've you've watched a lot of players react to this and I'll lachance in this anyway. You want what player reaction of affected you. The MOSTER moster stuck out to you. I know you've had former players and and you've run a lot of video of current players but was there any reaction that that stood out among the all the ones you guys is Ramos Week. I mean honestly. I expect the reaction to stick with me the longest to be tonight right. I mean we have definitely heard from all kinds of guys where Koby meant the world to them. You know from Jason Tatum who idolize Kobe as we know Rosen who idolize Kobe. As we know Kyrie Irving who can play the first night because he idolized Kobe. Carmelo L. Anthony. Who says he just can't play tonight because of what it would mean can be there in staple center facing those Kobe? Eight and twenty four hours and everything. That's going to be in the building. All all of those are meaningful in their own right. But it's what we're going to hear from the Lakers. It's we're going to hear from Lebron James who has been the face of the NBA for years now and now has basically been leading up to this moment. I mean there is some element of you feel faith that he is on this team at this time at this stage of his career when he knows how. That'd be the elder statesmen. Everyone needs to be to be the leader of the League that everyone the big brother of the league that everyone needs him to be We don't know for sure if he's GonNa talk tonight. I know that the certainly something everybody wants to hear But Gosh it's GonNa be a lot. Every word avid his mouth is going to be a lot and and then every day from now along because the pressure on the Lakers team win for Kobe to do it for Kobe. GonNa be unrelenting and no one is going to put more pressure on. The Lakers in the Lakers themselves. Hey Rachel thank you very much for doing this for taking a couple of minutes. We appreciate a lot we've we've been watching all week long and you're feeling like Like a lot of just a just a tremendous hole in in our hearts right now absolutely. It's just I keep telling people well You know I know I know that eventually this will start to feel more normal and we also but I can't see when that's going to happen. I'm not near it yet next. Rachel thanks Rachel and by the way it's five zero nine right now Lakers once you in your seats in less than two hours. If you're coming down here Hey the guys at power pro plumbing are all huge Laker fans Row Mirrors the owner That's I met him For some ever met him was at a Laker Laker game and He hired me to do ads for a few years ago. When Max went to New York and the one thing I talked to Raul about more more than anything is the Lakers He wouldn't want me to do a regular plumbing ad so I will just tell you this that his business power pro plumbing is local. It's family owned. He built it from the ground up. They understand what southern California is. Going through I use these guys personally all the time if you unfortunately need a plumber you having any problems with your air conditioning or your heating in in a d this week or any other week GO TO POWER PRO PLUMBING DOT COM or call this number eight hundred five eight four four one one six eight hundred five eight four four one one six. The guys have power. Pro Plumbing are all gigantic Laker fans. They know what we're going through and they'll be there to help if you need 'em mason and Ireland seven ten. ESPN you know. I just looked at Kobe. Bryant's final tweet. which came there was two Lebron writer about Lebron continuing to move the game forward king? James Much respect my brother Hashtag three three six four four four and there's some sense that as as Rachel said there's there's going to be a level of pressure that goes along with this laker season. Now this idea of. I'm doing it for Kobe. And this idea of Lebron doing it for Kobe Is is going to be a real thing. Yeah and I don't know if that pressure applies to tonight and tomorrow Mar Night. More people are just interested in getting back into a routine watch for fifth. Yeah you said earlier that you think the bronze going to be inspired I do. I hope you're GonNa have have a monster night all right a little bit earlier. Today Frank. Vogel spoke at the Lakers practice facility He continues to be the only guy that has now. Toxins the tragedy eighty from the Lakers organization at least on camera or on In in a recorded way Here is what frank set goes tell you two are have you. Talked pimm about controlling their emotions. Now that it is game deal this very mulch new. You know the biggest thing is that. There's there's no wrong emotions when it comes to let this house and Tonight per se but something. We're talking about all week and and You know we'll be an emotional night but we can focus on the task at hand mindset all year You know the better off. We'll be wrong. Emotion Ocean freight personally prepared. I it's it's been. It's been a challenge. You know I'm trying to throw him from my role playing my part. The best that if I can you know again. Focusing on the work is the right thing to do and it's Melis -peutic to everybody involved and The guys took every every money. Wake up trying to strike bounce not overdo it but to not only bring exclusive. You're getting So began time had is how you in the team your role in helping this fan base in this city. Well just just to let them all know that we're all in it together. Wait our whole the reaches worldwide. You know but you know in terms of you're asking about early fan base Just to let them know that we're all in this together we're all feeling it and You know it's a tough time for all of us and we're going to go out play each game Embodying what stood for not focused on work. And letting shipments coming after Franken. You know we've talked about the players but also on your staff dated Kobe's contemporaries people worked with him. How's IT managing your staff and getting them through this process to design a game playing? You know the game plan. Our guys are great it really lock in. NFL focusing on the work again Check in with guys you know or or girls you know those were close to him closest. We're all connected to him on varying varying in different levels and entities in the Bryant family and Not just check in with everybody and see how everyone's doing it. I want you to try to get through it together. It helped at all just to get back a little bit to do some kind of a routine everybody being together as I think this whole week has it's been really good for our group to You know just go through it together and heal together and I think the tonight's game will be the next next step in the next extension attention of that so I think we're all looking forward to back out there and playing with Frank de spoken token. Yeah it's not something we really talked about We're GONNA wear uh-huh very on their own a stuff around with the coaching staff. Everyone Coaching Staff Planning Memorial. Today's the first day Bloomberg. I haven't thought about that and You know we're like the focus on on the game lasted I think. What are you going to say in an internal thing but it will really be Let's focus on tested with that within their fault but There's Frank Vogel who's been very. Yeah you you know. Let me I know we talked a little bit about this yesterday but let me let me say it again. You know in in July when I Ah I think it actually was before July when the Lakers were looking for a coach. Yeah the front office. took a lot of heat. Took a lot of heat heat from fans took a lot of heat for media. Front of say said you know. You can't hire Frank Vogel. Vogel has been unbelievable. Yeah they have the best record in the West so if you judge him simply on the metrics of winning and losing winning and losing he checks every box off the court his temperament with Lebron in a D has been fantastic antastic and this was all kind of based on the fact that Rob and Kurt Rambis and Jeanie and Linda was involved and they all got in there and said they were really impressed with Vogel and they had a feeling about him and they said look. We think this guy might be the right fit and do you remember the cavalcade aide negativity. Yeah that and somebody said the other day you know It was it was just every day piling on piling on his first first press conference Completely overlooked it was all crashes for rob and now now with. It's it's these like I think rob is extraordinary. INARI with that statement yesterday and the fact that he showed up for work every day at the rug has been pulled out from his life and frank has been a steadying influence in now. I'm just talking about off the court. He's a really good dude he's he. He works communicates well with the players. The staffy Brian which were all guys that were spread around all over the country. Yep really good the the front office should get a tremendous amount of credit for for picking this Guy Ridley out of a haystack. And when nobody else said you're doing the the right thing and they should get a lot of credit because it appears like they did exactly the right thing and and you know. That's I'm glad he's here. I think it's going to help a plot and he's been unbelievably steady this week. I mean you know if you listen to these Prescott with all due respect to all the reporters. They're really asking the same question over and over again NCAA phrased in different ways and frank has been the only one talking to I mean. He's they've given the players the you know he was asked about Franken for states in. I think somebody asked him something like when we hear from the players and his answer was whenever they're ready and not before so. I think it'll be tonight. Yeah I think somebody will talk post game and who knows who may even hear from someone. pre-game you never know Photos coming from inside Staples Center Giving credit Baxter homes tweeted out picture The Kobe Bryant and Jonah Jerseys Hanging over this courtside seats that they were in When they were at the Dallas game a few weeks back and There are Sam Amick Dave mcmanamon both tweeting pictures of roses On both of those seats All right it's going to be a very special night. You can hear all of it here and seven ten. Espn we know how the city works. We know a lot of you are being your car's driving in home trying to get to a TV. We'll keep you covered until you get there when you get to a TV spectrum. Sports net goes starts their pre game coverage at five thirty. ESPN will cover the game game nationally. So you have your pick between spectrum sports net and ESPN and then we've got the game for you here on the radio. I would if I were you pay attention tonight. Because they have some extraordinary things planned and he's GonNa be a night that everybody remembers VR. It 'cause you're GONNA WANNA watch it again and good point all right. Happy read pro basketball the way it should be back at Staples Center with the League's biggest stars shining on the court for both La Teams. Don't watch it from the couch experiencing variances in person by downloading vivid seats APP today. See what's available from the front road or the upper deck vivid seats has got options to fit your needs. In addition to getting great seat you can earn up to sixteen percent credit on all your ticket purchases vivid seats as the official ticket partner of ESPN and vivid seats has got options. That will fit your needs so so. Don't get any seat get a vivid seat Mason and Ireland. ESPN LA SEVENTEEN ESPN. Greg describe. What's out the window? The pause is completely packed up. If you're in front of staple center you can't move in the plaza there's very little movement allowed and also. Everybody is chanting Kobe. As we speak speak so again the the strong recommendation from Asia. And from the folks here is that you stay at home and watch the game. Same with the people love They're not showing the game or any S and we don't want we don't want to do is we don't want I tell people that you know not to not to get together. I know this is something you want to do with other people. But if you're stuck in that thing that Greg just described where you can't really move you're not going to see any of the game or any of the ceremony right because they're not gonna put it on any of the TV screen so if your goal is to watch it and Mason and I have seen the you what they have planned. We're not allowed to tell you They wanted to you know Kinda surprising to the people that are watching at home and people that are in there. But were telling you you're going to want to see it so do what you can. You know not to come down here. If that's what you WANNA do. You WanNa see what's going on inside because none of the outdoor screens are going to have it and that's a security thing sure but it is interesting that one guy. Mace one athlete has mentioned earlier. That we live. This isn't New Yorker Chicago. The where were the masses are concentrated in a downtown cigarettes in Los Angeles is the most spread up major city in the country. But if you and I were to get in a car and just pick a direction direction go north to Santa Barbara. Go South to San Diego go east to Las Vegas. Yup there isn't a town we could go through through where we wouldn't see a Kobe Jersey. Roy People wouldn't say to us. Can you believe what's happening with. Koby a really. Is that you and I talk talk about a lot. Sports is the toy department of life but it is the great unifier. Yeah I I remember one time when you and I work in San Diego and and the chargers upset steelers N- AFC championship game and they were going to their first ever super bowl as it turns out. It's the only one they've ever been. Yes and I called my news director back in San India go and I said you gotta be prepared for this. City's GonNa go nuts because it's just sports that night. The chargers shoe back from San Diego and so many people. I just want to the stadium. Yeah that they decided to open the stadium and it was full was seventy five thousand people just a welcome back from the airport. That's what sports can do and Kobe. Woods the brightest star Yup in a historic franchise near you think of all the the great eight hall of fame players. The Lakers have had but court. Kobe came along when the Internet took off. Yup He came along when people had their phones and they were able to take comment through social media. We feel like we You know Kobe was active on social media. We got to know him that way. Yeah so when he was taken from US people Are just they don't know what to do and it is. That's why tonight is going to be what I believe to be one of the most memorable nights in La sports history. I think people that are at this game are going to remember it forever. And it's because we need it. Yup We we need everybody's he's been trying to deal with this by themselves or in small groups your case of me and you you and I for three hours a day together just wondering what we should say or do you tonight. The Lakers are going to decide what said and what's done. Yeah and they've put a lot of thought into it and a lot of work into it. And I think when you sign the messages from Vanessa Bryant and and then Jeanie Buss and then Rob Pelinka were. They were talking about moving forward and they were talking about hope. Yup and they're gonNA show us the way and it starts tonight and I think in you know frank will talk about this all week They're focusing on the work And he you know we've all been sort of Emotionally just stock all week. Long And John and I they have wound up staring at each other an awful lot this week wondering what what can be said But now that the Games are going to start again. I think it's going to get easier now that we have sorted this communal catharsis well into to your point we. We haven't felt like we could talk about the Games hint watching James Harden play right now you know if harden went win over thirty from three or some other. You know weird thing that never happens in a game I. I'm not sure anybody cares right but after tonight we got a first place team. mm-hmm we got two of the best five players in the NBA. We could be on our way to a championship and we get that back. Yep and that's why the even the thought of playing Tuesday was so now. In retrospect because I heard I ever wore. We're barely rarely here tonight right and then I heard guys on NBA radio saying Oh you know Koby would have wanted you to play that it was impossible to play. Hey that came Ma- maybe maybe Koby would've wanted to but nobody else was ready. Yeah nobody else was right and certainly not at a in in a way that could have paid him proper tribute. Like they're going to do tonight right. I mean there were guys around the League that took game Carmelo Anthony playing tonight. Yes does he can't do it. Kyri Irving refused to play because he was too distraught. Yeah and the Lakers acres is is Kobe's only team and so to ask the the Lakers to put on a game and ask the team to respond two days after your tragedy like this would not have worked so so they did it right. They're going to honor and I've always said you may say that I've covered seven finals my if you gave me a time capsule game. Put a game in a time capsule I put Kobe sixty sixty point last game in their APP to me with the funnest night. I've had as an announcer was crazy and I was the sideline guy for ten years in the play by play guy for nine and so that's twenty years. There's a stuff an unbelievable games and finals victories. And come from behind victories in eighty one point games the night where everybody showed up to see Kobe. Yep stacked with celebrity when honoring waxed was the night. I'll remember more than all others and I think tonight. Now that we've lost him goes in that file fold it does which which I think will be really really good for the city? I One more segment. We'll get you ready for the a game. Before we hand it over to Staple Center Alan Slough and Michael Thomson at the top of the hour. We'll start the LAKER pregame show. We're actually starting the LAKER network broadcast the one Michael and I do five minutes early tonight. Cut or starting at seven ten and because we want to at seven thirty be completely ready to carry anything that happens in a tribute. So we'll have it all for you in the radio. If you're stuck in your car we got you Yep Mason and Ireland seven ten. ESPN okay before because because we're so all we've talked about today's Koby and we're getting ready. Were this our last segment. We're going to hand it off to Alan Sleepwear and Michael Thomson. We have not said the word super for ball but the Super Bowl is Sunday. So I've got an idea all right just to make it interesting predict the actual actual score of the Super Bowl and if you hit it exactly all right if you hit it exactly on the numbers. Yeah both teams fifty grand in mythical money goes right in your account what do you think. Wow okay absolutely exact score okay all right all right so the over under is fifty four Yup so the Vegas guys okay. So the Vegas guys who who are pretty dialed in. Think it's going to be somewhere in the neighborhood of thirty to twenty four Major picking the chiefs right. Okay all right you go first chiefs forty two seventeen okay. Wow okay. Yeah you lost Bergman. I am going to go forty niners. I'M GONNA go low twenty one seventeen. Yeah you'RE GONNA hold Patrick Mahomes to seventeen defensive defense I agree with Greg that it is going to be a low scoring game. I think I greg. I actually think the niners owners are GonNa win. Wow but I can't go against Alison Boegli. Who is the world's biggest chief's Fan? I don't want that out there in the universe chiefs twenty four niners twenty one. It's close to mind okay Punch chiefs thirty eight forty niners twenty four on the right track all right so if anybody hit fifty grand in mythical money right near account we did split not yet no one three nine or said you actually believe the nine. Yeah I do but last year. This Bergman jumped out to an insurmountable money any lead by betting against the rams and again So so that'll be interesting. Great we haven't asked you. What do you think happens tonight on the court? You Watch every Laker game do you I. I honestly don't know Mason thinks they're going to be inspired. And you think convincing win I think Lebron is going to have a monster game. Lebron has a sense for the moment. I think he's going to have a monster game. He knows what tonight means. Actually I think the game's GonNa be close. I think the Lakers are GonNa win. But I think it's going to be close but I don't know what do you think. I think it's going to be very much like what Mason saying where it's going to be mocked Lebron Rhonda's monster game but I don't think that's going to be the way that it starts. I think Portland is going to get out to a pretty big lead early because the Lakers are still going to be kind of thinking about Kobe. And it's GonNa be until they actually get through all of that. It's going to be pressing too much so I think they're going to go down pretty big early like twelve fifteen points but then they come back behind Lebron with a big big game where he's talking big game like forty fifty points So here's something interesting Damian. Lillard has at least forty five points five rebounds and five assists in each of his last three games the forty five five and five in eat of his last the but he had a relationship with coby so interesting to see how he plays right the only other NBA history to record at least three. Such games in a row is Elgin Baylor. Wow but he's done it deeming tank. He's the hottest player in the NBA. Now little background the Lakers we really. It feels almost weird because we haven't talked to any XS and os at all this week. The Lakers this is the third meeting between the Lakers and Blazers. They're only gonNA play three times this year and the Lakers have won both of the other two in Portland. So this is the only time the blazers are coming to La and then right after the game as soon as this emotional night is over we all go to lax and we fly to Sacramento. I would imagine me so. This game is going to end very late. There's going to be a long pre-game afterwards. No laker player has spoken for a week. So there's GonNa be a lot of media there. Yup I think there there will be players talk tonight maybe not. I don't know But then we might get nearby midnight. And then you know the time we get into hotel get in Sacramento and then tomorrow night. We play seven o'clock against kings team. That just just blitzed the clippers last night. You're Sacramento Kings. Mace are not done yet. Yeah I think they're done but they're not done yet. They've got to leapfrog frog. You picked him to be the eighth seed. I did right now. I think they're like eleventh or twelfth. But they're not mathematically out of it by any means they're like four games out of the eight spot. It's just that they they have to jump a lot of their enters told you and year in Fox's really good career high thirty four the other night so our last night against the clippers. So you're you're not dead yet. I actually think the eighth seed might be San Antonio but Memphis has kinda staked. Its claim emphasis when I think. Four Games Games in a row and right now. They're the eight five thirty eight DOT COM says. This was as of A few days ago had a New Orleans as getting up and getting getting the eighth because they say their schedule is favourable the rest of the way well they have Zion Yup which will be good. But they're very young. They're very young brandon in Ingram's their best player you know they'll they'll publicly say drew holidays their best player but Ingram's been playing the best Ingraham's on the All star team right. So it'll it'll be interesting. Who would you want to see him? Play in the first round if I if I could control it I don't come on. I don't think the Lakers are going to lose. And I no matter I don't either but New Orleans shouldn't be the matchup because although the Lakers Zion yeah would be that would drive the ticket. Prices Yes And then what what else is interesting to watch. is if the Lakers hold onto the one right. Now there's a jockeying for three four five six so you you want to pay attention to who the four and five are because that'll be your next. Yeah the winner of that will be who you play next. But let's see if the Lakers hang onto the one the The I four game lead now. Okay and I picked. I picked the Lakers sixers in the final two. I I think Milwaukee might be too good. I think we may have missed the picking the West. Yeah I think we both do all right so We got we got about I. Five minutes left here Kobe is going to be honored at Staples Center. Tonight and Michael has an idea. Yeah then I'm curious if you agree with he thinks that for what you would call Lock Hall of famers. Yeah Kate so in this case in this hall of fame class. That's going in this fall. Kevin Garnett Kobe Bryant Brian. Tim Duncan locks. Okay Michael and obviously now that we know what we know about Kobe. It would have helped here. Michael says don't make like those guys. Wait there's a five year waiting period when you retire and I think it's basically GonNa make sure you don't unretire right. And then they put you in the Lakers did not wait to retire. Kobi's numbers They were in kind of a down period where they hadn't they weren't making the playoffs for five or six years so they said we're going to do something good for our fans we're gonNA retire the numbers but had they put him in the hall of fame. He'd already being had they given him his statue he'd already be in. Nobody could have foreseen. What happened to you agree with Michael Michael Little prisoner in the moment here it is? It's a little bit prisoner of the moment. I mean understandably. Yeah Yeah I mean I I totally get it in. Its would have been so much cooler for her to have Kobe. Dr I can't think of an instance swear this has happened in any other sport right where we're doing. What Michael is suggesting would have made a difference? Correct correct vertical. Many No. He's still playing right. We're no clooney was an active player. Still plan so I can't think of an instance I mean I I think the guard against somebody on retiring right which we've say Brett Farr. Yeah WH- which we've seen guys do right. It's an interesting idea. Yeah I I think a lot of times when stuff comes up like this. It's best to wait a little while before deciding new rules twenty i. I've been getting hundreds hundreds of texts every day from people and I my attitude has been. If I haven't texted you back. My attitude has been just. Let me get through the weekend. Yeah just let me get through the weekend And I think that's been the focus of a lot of people who work for the Lakers Let us get through tonight. Let us get through tomorrow night and then we can get back to a routine I don't know if that's unrealistic but it's my hope right and I think there is a chance to do it and I think we're going to see emotion tonight that we haven't seen it a sporting event. Maybe ever I'm not sure Michael Niagara meal hold together But Yeah I think we played the Michael Jordan thing a little while ago and I got chills and teared up right and now the and and there's you know again we're not at liberty to tell you exactly exactly what is happening and by the way starting to leak out on twitter so if you don't want to know what's happening stay off of twitter. It's getting out there. That dares they're going to be multiple multiple live performance tonight multiple and I think they're going to be very memorable and the other thing is I gotta look outside During the last break. And if you want to see the game That's not the place to do it. The it's it's wall to wall outside in the plaza an AG is asked to make a really clear that the game the ceremonies. None of that will be on the video board The best place to watch the game is From your couch at home with the people you love I read now Frank Vogel speaking to the media. Let's listen in for a couple of metres to come in and manage our emotions on our Kobe. The right way and Jonah the way the victims the right way and with the tributes but also then to step onto the core. We're not honor them with our play. Franken you've got to spend a lot of time with the players Throughout the week and just wonder if you could trace how that's evolved in dealing with the emotion Gotcha and how you see that building into the game tonight. Yeah a lot of check ins how you doing how you feel. And what was your day like yesterday. What was it like AAC last night? You know a lot of guys you know just trying to get through you know feeling the same way really the rest of the world old is But probably heavier and You know ready to get back to work frank over to your left. You only been around the Brown this season and you've seen him lead up to this but crisis brings out different stuff different people. What is what is he like this past week? And what does it meant to the team to have somebody with his kind of strength of voice. I think he's been really a tower of strength for all of us. He's he's really been a great leader during this typical time for us by example and by you know just being a vocal leader and we're following his lead you know and he's terrific this week and I'm sure we'll be terrific again tonight Frank Tier Right. How much do you think you can help you? Guys just in the term the the process of healing just playing tonight and that little bit of return to normalcy. Also everything we've done this week has been to seek therapeutic benefits and you know basketball is this is our refuge. And when you have a you know a week like this and event like this you know nothing's is going to feel better. I believe for our guys to get out there and compete and take their minds off it. Do what they love to most all right there is Frank Vogel Awesome Comments Before tonight's game again tip off will be at seven thirty. The Lakers telling everybody to be in their seats by seven o'clock tonight for for the pregame ceremonies and it should be an extraordinary nine. We keep it here for all the coverage Mason and I will be back three o'clock Monday to wrap up this the super bowl the whole weekend Mason Ireland seven ten E._s._p._N..

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Mason and Ireland HR 1: Remembering Kobe

Mason & Ireland

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Mason and Ireland HR 1: Remembering Kobe

"Can we growl at a memorial day? Probably not probably inappropriate to rally in a memorial day for it. We have just come across the street from the Kobe. Bryant celebration of life for Kobe Bryant and John Bryant and it was an emotional ceremony it. What out the most to you I was shocked that Vanessa branches able to put herself together. I have you talked at. Your Dad's thing yeah. I gave my Dad's eulogy and I don't know how she did it. No no idea extraordinary strength up in that woman and she was great. Yes right and I thought you know the Lakers do big events about as well as in. Yeah they really do whatever anytime. The Lakers her face with a big event. It almost always. They've had some big events to deal with just in the last. You know decade right and it almost always comes off. Go back to Dr Buses Memorial. It was great. This today was really well done What it be hyperbole on my part and keep in mind. I've been to seven. Nba Finals. Right been a lot of national championship games. I think there were more famous people in that building today than any building I've ever been in in my life in your life in my life. Think about it. I looked down and obviously any name you can think of. Nea Ruin Ba. I mean even guys that like we were talking about. James Harden was there and Russell Westbrook Game Clyde name it starts to our been Houston. We'll see if they make it yeah current NBA STARS NBA. But I let out in looking at him I left in. There was Kanye West with kindergarten. I looked to my right. And there was Russell Wilson. Were you in. Ncrr one fourteen year where you normally are two sections sections. You're and then you know you you look down and there's anybody. Nba related obviously was there but then beyond as E. J. Lo Yup era era con-. Yup I just. There was a point where no matter where you looked. You wouldn't be surprised if anybody on your for us. We were in the sort of the end zone of the Hind where they were figuring. Fr- in front okay So we were long ways looking at the stage So we we got it all by cut-away I we were just staggered by all. And there's and there's Russell and there's J. Lo and there's a rod in I mean the the number of stars you're right was unbelievable. It was an extraordinary turnout. I don't think we'll ever see that collection of celebrity. Show up for memorial service for an athlete ever again. I I just can't imagine it. No because like the the guys that were icons in the sixties if they passed away now none of the young people that showed they're not getting beyond say Jay Z. Kanye right on there and getting Russell Wilson and I couldn't see our and I I just turn extraordinaire but it's interesting that you and I ended up at the same spot. What jumps out at you. The most was the The composure and extraordinary will it must have taken Vanessa Bryant to do that yeah and lost her husband and her little girl. Yeah I mean no way no way I could pull that off and she somehow did it all the singer great. I thought the speech are great. The other seemed to not say that she is just unbelievable. What of what a voice that women's And because Kobe was a girl Dad. Yeah. It seemed appropriate that the early speakers were girl basketball players. Diana Terachi Sabrina and Gino. Rem from Yukon. Spoke and I thought all did a really good job it is. I don't think anybody was there. Today will ever forget it. No I said that about the Friday night Portland game that the Lakers did well being. I don't know if the right word is is burdened but being for lack of a better word thrown into the position where you have to host a game after that incident and now a memorial service after that accident. I think the Lakers were extraordinary. They knocked out of the twice which had to be an incredibly hard thing to do you think about it the logistics of it and everybody to La live did a did a great job and all the fans that stayed away with. That was the right thing to do because there was I. I've never seen a situation to get into. Stay your ticket check Zero four seven seven times maybe sneaking around and and the lines were unbelievable long and yet somehow they got everybody in By by the time the ceremony actually started Jimmy. Kimmel did a really good job. He's obviously Lakers fan. Kobe Bryant Fan. I just thought from beginning Dan Shack Michael Jordan Michael Jordan. It's the way it sort of laid out was kind of the closing speeches. Were I correct me if I'm wrong Michael Jordan Shack am I missing somebody in the Middle? I think it went Michael Jordan Shack. No and then they then Christine Aguilera Galera Sang Ave Maria. Close it. Yeah I thought Michael Jordan and shack brought the right level of emotion and also a couple of moments where we could laugh a couple of moments where the line of the MEME was. The best moment in the whole in. The whole thing is fantastic. Where where he's you know. The crying Jordan. Meam is pretty famous and it was just starting to go away and then and then Jordan hit us with no. He's got me. I'll have to look at another crime. Mean for the next three or four years. That is what Go-by does to me. I'm pretty sure Vanessa and friends all say the same thing. He knows how to get to you in a way that affects you personally. Even though he he's being a pain in the ass but he always has since of love for him in the way that he can bring out the best in you he did. I just turned to. Rachel Nichols who I was sitting with and said this is GonNa be the Jordan crying. Meam all over that. Yeah Yeah he was he was completely broken. Up and Shack Was Was fantastic to your sometimes mature kids. We argued we folks. We Bernard on Soda Chiller with offhand remarks. Our few but make no mistake. You will folks stop on better terms when the cameras are turned off here now with a wink at each other and say let's go some ass. You never took it seriously and truth. Cobenas always maintain a deep respect and love for one another today again today. Kobe game I respect was guys. Were complaining shine? Kobe's not passing the ball. I said I'll talk to say Kobe. There's team Kobe's on mobile. There's immune just a couple of laughs towards the end of the memorial that were welcome and really sort of Broke things up because the the beginning of it is so hard so hard to To See yeah and you had A. You're talking I can't remember. What the context was you? Were talking recently about how certain people when they walk into a room. They glow right they have. The boy doesn't say fit that description and literally when as soon as the lights go on. And you see her. It's like wow. That's what a star looks like. Yeah Yeah Yeah. And and the fact that they were able to to pull this off and put twenty thousand people in the building Yup and raise all that money for the Mamba on three foundational chose to all the other families and then for for it to come off as well as it did right is and then by the well but by the way to get everybody out of it and flip the arena for a game tonight. Well there's a couple of logistical thing. Yeah there's a couple of things to me that are that are very interesting. I mentioned one earlier. Okay so if you looked around the room almost every team was represented the Celtics town anyway. Because then we'll get into the Lakers celtics mystery. Which for my money was the best game of the year staple but so Kemba Walker in Jayson? Tatum were there. They delayed their flight. They originally we're GONNA leave at ten. They delayed their flight till two so a some of their guys. They ten tickets in Canada. Celtics people attended Yup Gregg. Popovich was there with R C BUFORD THEIR GM and with. Tim Duncan in Manu Ginobili in Tony Parker and then you looked over and and this is the one where I started doing the math in my head there's James Harden Yep Russell Westbrook and PJ Tucker yeah three of the five starters for the rockets the rockets play tonight in Houston at five o'clock in our in fifty four minutes. And I'm guessing they're going to be there. They claim they are now. Michael who who claims to be somewhat of an aviation expert. Does he says that a private jet a private jet. Which is they're obviously going to be on. Yeah can get from La to Houston a little more than two hours so if they stayed for the whole thing and I'm pretty sure they did. I think that they could get in the air by one thirty at the earliest but then that lands in Houston between three thirty and four and they still got to get to the Toyota Center. They may be getting to the Toyota Center half an hour before this game. Tips off right. I don't know if they're going to any time to know but I would imagine we'll be on the air when it happened. So we'll we'll be able to give you an update. Yeah but The NBA turnout was staggering. You know what I mean in terms of turnout the last time. I remembered that level of turnout for an event at staples center sporting event was Kobe. Last game right Kobe's last game. Everybody came but this a lot of those people accept none of the people that didn't have to do with the jazz of the Lakers were there. This had representatives from every other team in the world. Yeah and then it had the kind of the star power. You're talking about like Snoop Zor today. Yeah but SNOOP COGNAC. Yeah Jay Z. Obviously saying Christine Aguilera saying and Alicia keys played the piano and they rob Pelinka in by the way Kudos to rob because he lost his best friend and his goddaughter and he talked in in did his friend justice in held it together. Yeah and I liked the way that he told the Moonlight Sonata Story and then said now to play Moonlights Skis. But you know so all of all of that that goes off perfectly and you like I knew some of the people who are going to talk but didn't know all of them it just kept. The names just kept getting bigger and bigger and bigger. Yeah and everybody delivered so you know the the story the MOONLIGHT SONATA. Story that plinking untold was is is amazing. Okay so amazing store. So I've told the story before but one year we were on the road for Thanksgiving. We're in Detroit and we're playing in Detroit on a Friday night and Thanksgiving was the day before and so- Koby asked what did the Lakers have planned for? Everybody to do for Thanksgiving and the Lakers said whatever you can do their own thing. We're not doing any team related activities. Kobe well nobody here. Nobody here has their family here. All throw a Thanksgiving for everybody and he rented a room at the hotel. Yup a big ballroom and this thing had every type of food imaginable Turkey and ham and steak and lobster. I mean he just went all out and for the traveling party. It's got about fifty point and somebody from the hotel put a ping pong table in there. Yup and powder salt grew up with the ping pong table sorted Mike Trudell so trudell and Ghazal are just rolling people. Yeah like nobody can beat him. And coby gets in there against Trudell and Trudeau's pretty good. Yeah and Trudell beats him and coby says we gotta go again so she'll be like twenty one to six so he goes all right. We'll go get in. Kobe gets a little bit. Better at the Sanctum Trudell. Found out later that he ordered a ping pong table and Amazon. That was waiting for him at home. So if the situation ever came up again he would be prepared to play Ping Pong. It's exactly the same thing with the tennis story. That pulling control the tennis took up. Tennis and rob was a little farther along Cohen so Kobe would hire a pro and get there two hours early. Guess who learned that Lesson You. Do you remember when we swam at yet. I hired Rachel. Francisco's wife Francisco. Pinto's wife and she taught me how to swim fad competitive swimming race at the swim with my laptop you had gone off and Guiding Them Swim coaching. I ALL RIGHT. We should eat. The Moonlight Sonata story is a good one. Also we should If you were there or if you're watching on TV Just give us your reaction your Your thoughts about the memorial today. Eight seven seven seven ten. Espn and I was trying to. I was trying to think about why so many people are affected by this. Yeah Bill plachy wrote a calm time about this. Why a guy who was you know never elected anything or never necessarily was involved with anything that that would for. Whatever reason embraced the whole city and this basketball player because he played for the Lakers? It's because we grew up with him. Yeah we watched him come of age when he got. He was seventeen when we lost him. He was forty one so people have been listening to our station have had like he's grown up on. Espn VON on our stage. Right and so I know a lot of people WANNA react to. This and a lot of people came up to me and said they've been listening nonstop since this happened to them. Walk through it. So Lindsey Open the phones. Eight seven seven seven ten. Espn eight seven seven seven ten three seven seven six Mason and Ireland seven. Espn I seven ten ESPN. Today was the Kobe Bryant. A celebration of life memorial Kobe Bryant and John Bryant and it was a moving ceremony to be at it was There was beautiful music with beyond say and Christina Aguilera. There were emotional speeches Vanessa. Bryant Spoke Today and And of course there were speeches from you. Know I'm thinking about that for a second Vanessa. Bryant spoke today. Yeah I mean. She lost her husband and her eleven year old daughter and still spoke. That's that's unbelievable Let's go to Brian La. Brian you're on seven ten. Espn HI HI GUYS. Personal Huge Fan Thank you guys for taking my call to Action I take my lunch every day around this time to make sure that I tune analyst for like an hour with you guys so yeah No I do. I was fortunate enough to to go to staples but I did stay home and And watched the memorial with my family and my kids and even they asked me begged me to stay home. They told me it's funny. Told that they had nothing that they learn in school. Today was going to match Brian. You know my role you know. My role was stuff like that right. Never let never let school interfere with their education and so today was the day that you could leave him home to watch the memorial and everybody would would understand it completely. I love it and you know we stayed home. We I cook breakfast for them. We were just holding each other watching this and you know. I lived at thirteen okay when Kobe came into the league. And you know I. He's seen me through tough times but like the rest of my parents and I felt like I can always turn woke Brian. You're a good example. You're good example of why he connected with so many different people so you were thirteen when he came along and you were thirty three when he retired thirty three. Think about how much life you have. Your life has changed literally grew up with him. He was only four years older than you. We got my first date with my wife with my now wife. Leather Laker game Took my son this past November took him to his second. Laker game It was against the heat. It was a great game. You know we went and everything and you know. Koby meant the world to me. I didn't even want to see this man retired. You know and I feel like my. My Gabriel is gone. Now Yeah a lot of people feel that way. Thank you for calling Brian. And the right thing taking letting your kids stay home. Absolutely that is the right thing Lonsdale in Orange County. Halen seven ten. Espn hi hi. How are you good? Hello yes Lon L. you're on the air as ULA. Now this is when you talk on the Radio. You didn't turn his radio down yet. Turn your radio down incredibly confusing. Remmy in Serena's remmy you're on seventeen. Espn Hi how you doing? Jeremy Germy we've been asking for at least three months to get our call screen fixed and they refused to do it so I see half of the letters toy. No it's totally fine I was just there at Staples Center today and you could tell it was it was interesting. How somber it was 'cause usually going to staples for a Laker game and it's just so much crowd and cheering and but there was like a piece to it and I just Kinda like wanted to share about like just me and my best friend so I took him and he was kind of confused because he's from Pasadena but a huge Celtics Fan and I'm like what are you doing here in La but Anyways he asks me like why. Why did you take me and I said I think that's what Kobe would've wanted for us to deal with the people we love and so It was just like a great time of just commemoration of US and just seeing people we OUGHTA allies like Jordan and magic and shock. And so yeah they should take my carbon. Thanks yeah I mean I think that's one of the things that has come out of this. Jimmy Kimmel sort of actually. I'll play this. I've got I've got Jimmy Kimmel Here it was hard because there isn't much the best thing I think I was able to come up with. Is this gratitude. It seems to me that all we could do is be grateful for the time we had with them. And for the time we have left with each other. And that's all yeah you know I think that The one thing that came out of this entire month since the tragedy for me is the knowledge that we all need to hold ourselves closer that we all need to tell ourselves the nicest things that we can and not wait and think we're going to say it another Siham again. Yeah love each other more fully because you just there are no guarantees in life And I think a lot of people I've talked to Ramona about this It's a good time to if you've got somebody that you've had a grudge with or rivalry with it's a very good time to Bury the Very Hatchet and say look this is. This is some stupid thing. Let's put it away and and not spend time hating each. It's interesting you bring that up because as you looked around the room staple center today there were people there and there were references made to it that you know Bill Russell War Kobe Jersey. Yeah to the LAKER game on Sunday. Come on a Lakers Celtics game. Yeah and the biggest celtics were Kobe. Jersey and there were people scattered is they took shots of all the people sitting in the crowd scattered in the crowd. That that for one reason or another. You wouldn't associate with the Lakers. And yet there they were so it brought a lot of people together and I think that was the point of the whole thing Let's go to Nathan in North Hollywood. Hey Nathan Neuron seven to ten. Espn high I Longtime listeners just happened on the air. I was in the stadium at the time and as soon as he turned the corner. Into chick hearn. Court you just fell could just change like you felt. The whole vibe has changed like you know you you could hear a pin drop and I it was just an honor to be there. I all speeches. The one that got me the most was George how he's talked about. Kobe was little brother and he was a nickens but he ended up loving. It was so emotional and then I also like I. I mean I'm a Laker Fan. Lifelong they can find an I love. How kinda like de Russie called Lebron? That was hilarious and I mean it was. It was great. Everything was great. I have goosebumps still from the whole ceremony. Just being there you know being one of the lucky few and I got to take my beautiful wife with me and I'm glad I enjoyed that were together. It was thank you man. It was it was like going to church. It really was like wonder right and Diana Tarizi. What he was making reference to with saying that she she was talking about g and how gee-gee had a fully developed basketball game at the eleven and she said who has a fadeaway at age eleven. Lebron barely has that now. And you know maybe maybe it was foreshadowing. The shot that one the Games relationship fade away fade away from Lebron right in front of the Laker bench And in so today I it just the the crowd was just such a collection of people that I don't think we'll ever be together again. Representatives from every team represents all walks of life representatives from all parts of Los Angeles. Yup as somebody. That's worked with the Lakers. For more than twenty years I I got to see people. Today that I hadn't seen these are traveling party. Twenty years ago and who came out of the woodwork. To be a part of this today so it was really cool continuing to get your reaction to today's celebration of life for Kobe. Bryant and John Bryant eight seven seven seven ten. Espn Mason Ireland seven to ten ESPN and the memorial at Staples Center was was a beautiful ceremony. Today started out with beyond say concluded with Christine Aguilera. So I'm trying to think of the of the other like memorials of really important angelenos. I've attended over the years. People like chick hearn and Jim Murray and and you know people that had a lifetime here and this was the third memorial they had at Staples Center. They had Michael Jackson nipsy hustle and now Kobe. Yes and I really think this is now could say Dr Bus. Dr Bus was at the Microsoft Theater. I was at that one too. That was great my favorite line from that one and I'll never forget it is. His is Dr Buses longtime business partner. Frank mary-anne right who they did everything. He's still an apartment buildings together and they were lifelong friends and frank. It's up to the microphone with one of the Great Lines. I've ever heard of of all the funerals I've ever been to. He looks up and says Jerry. I can't believe you left without me which I thought was the most like heart. Felt cool line that you could say right because these guys had done everything together and today my equivalent of that was at the end when Vanessa was talking because I mace I was like part of me was glued to what she was saying. And the other part of me was was just rooting for her to be able to finish. Because I knew I couldn't if I was in her shoes and she's she said the sweetest thing she said and I think most people caught this. She said God knew that they couldn't be on earth without each other right so he took them both and both. Yeah so right after that. She said Kobe. Take Care of our G G I got the girls on the ground until I see you again and I think it made everybody. It made everybody feel better. Gustavo in Brentwood Hager stobbe. You're on seven to ten. Espn Hi. Mary. Blake trial in this American thing for taking my phone call. How are you man? You know the day that it happened I I called in spoke Mr Mason and it was like the hardest day of my life. You know and The last month I think I can speak for all Laker Angelino and Kobe. Fans that the last month has been like a fog. Kinda like reality is somewhat not real. But it is and watching the grace of Vanessa Brian. Getting up there and fighting through what we were all possibly doing at that moment and we were all crying and she fought through it and delivered one of the most beautifully worded speeches. I've ever heard in my life that kind of allowed me to be like you know what it's you know. The process is here. You know if I can lettuce go on with life if this woman can do that on the world stage then. I think we're all you know going to be good from here on now. It's interesting you say this because for me I and by the way I think you're right about the fog comment everybody has just been in Lewis in under the end. Lao like a stupor but for me. What turned it was when Vanessa and Rob Pelinka both issued their statements on social media and and it I thought hey if they can start to turn a corner. Those are the two people that I knew that were the closest to him. You know his wife and his best friend and when you saw today nobody's heard Vanessa Talk. Nobody you know. She's she's issued a Lotta statements pictures faced by the instagram stuff. Yeah maybe the most photogenic family. I've ever seen it so attractive. And so that's all we've seen pictures and reading statements and Gustavo. You're right when she got up there and started talking and you didn't know in the first few minutes whether she'd be able to make because Jimmy Jimmy Kimmel barely made Jimmy Kimmel. Will you meet with Iraq was starting to lose it? Yeah and then when when when he said. Please welcome Vanessa Bryant. I thought she was going to come out and say a quick. Thank you to everybody and probably just that would be it. But she goes into ten minutes on g ten minutes on Yogi and all of it really cool and we found out some stuff that that we didn't know and and I love the. She mentioned all the nicknames and Gustavo for me when those people start to get through this is what pulls the rest of us through so I totally get what you're saying. Thank you and I honestly think I mean I don't move there you know. Put the title of it. I mean this is the city of Los Angeles have been around for over two hundred something here as I to me. One of the most important speeches in the history of the city. Maybe maybe one of the most difficult all right. Thanks for the call appreciate it. You know you. You mentioned being in a Fox so John. What time do I normally get up in the morning? Do you don't even get up in time to watch the beginning of the GETUP replay. I I watched the get up when it starts at five. You're lucky to get by eight so I know I wake up at ten o'clock morning and so this morning I had to get up early because I was coming down here so when the alarm went off at seven thirty I was like why am I getting and I thought I'm going to Kobe and it hit me again. Like did that really happen? Did Kobe. Bryant really die. It's still there are moment. I can't believe does not seem totally get what you're saying. I can't believe this guy's gone. Yeah and I told you the delusions that I was having after it happened I. This is a little embarrassing to admit but I was convinced after the news broke and it was confirmed. Yup that he'd been killed in a helicopter crash. Part of me thought there is another report coming that said he somehow survived it like he had seen him do superhuman things before. And I thought you know there's GonNa be another report. I'm just waiting for the report. You know Blah Blah and then and then cruel thing about it was that so I I got a text in the middle of podcast like right in the middle of recording a podcast which I had to go on and finish and afterwards I saw I went to the TMZ report. And then I saw on twitter that TMZ had taken down. Its report And I was like and they're almost always accurate so maybe it's not true and instead. Tmz had just crashed by the sheer volume of traffic. But for even for that moment I thought. Oh maybe it's not. Maybe it didn't happen. Yeah I think that most of us had those exact emotions. This portion show brought to you by alignment healthcare changing health. Care One person at a time. Hey we are hounded fifth row. Fridays go last week. Good it took a while to get a winner but they got to one. That tripped him up with your Tiger Woods joke. Nobody could get back to that. And then Lindsey. What was the other one day? The third or fourth went down. They couldn't remember something else but we for next vacation all my next vacation. Yeah people were making up place. We're they wait with somebody's word like Guatemala. And people are going Why he likes yeah. They don't know Mason. Yes SOMEBODY SOMEBODY GOTTA. We doing further afraid of that we are. We're doing it this week with a pair of tickets. In the fifth row for Lakers thunder on April the fifth. Pay attention to everything we say and then every show this week. The quiz will be Friday in the five o'clock hour for your chance to win fifth row. Fridays the very best prize that we've got and there's something cool about being a games this year trusting that. I mean that blends in with what we saw today. This team this Laker team on a mission. I don't know how it will end. But they have an excellent chance to win a title this year and the You you can feel Kobe spirit. In the building they could happening in today at the service randomly throughout every game this year. There's been a Kobe Fan. Yeah Yeah Yeah I will continue to take your phone calls. We have a reminder about the game coming up tomorrow against cy on and the Pelicans and also get into what happened yesterday at staples mostly today. We're going to talk about the memorial. Mason and I were both there. It was extraordinary. It's going to be replayed by the way tonight at eight o'clock on ESPN two okay. Good so all that coming up. All Right Mason. Ireland seven ten. Espn the the day of the Kobe. Bryant memorial the celebration of Life at Staples Center most people. And I you know. I talked to Cassie our friend from E- today in her job was the unbelievably difficult. One of wrangling. All of the media. And you saw that line of TV setups all across the front of La live facing staple center she handled all those credentials and all those TV. Setups it was carried everywhere it was carried on CNN. It was carried on Fox News Channel it was carried on ABC and CBS and NBC. It was covered on every network And she told me that obviously they all paid a fee and all those fees went back to the foundation but it shows you the enormous impact of this day thinking about all the stars that the Lakers have had over the years. There's no franchise in in any professional sport that has had the number of superstars that the Lakers have had over the years. Elgin Baylor Jerry. West Wilt Yup Magic Karim Worthy Shack. Kobe Lebron Karl Malone and Gary Payton had a cup of coffee. It's I always make the joke that if I got team get to put together a team. That was just former Lakers. Yup I can give you the whole rest of the League every other team. Yeah and you couldn't beat me. My guards would be Kobe and magic. Right Jerry. West coming off the bench. My front line would be some combination of Lebron Wilton Shack with guys like war. The coming off the bench. I mean you couldn't beat that team. And so this was the brightest star in the Laker Gallagher. And so it was. It was some of that coming on. Here's Eddie in Orange County. Hey you're on seven ten. Espn HIGH SOP Edie Edie. They're very I'm here I'm glad you guys Yeah I just wanted to point something out because everyone was talking about numbers you know. Today's twenty four th of February. If you take those numbers natoma. It adds up to eight. Which is Kobe Bryant other number? Yes we've had a lot of fun with that numerology there've been a lot of like weird combinations of numbers that C. Plus to plus four is eight. Yeah exactly and then I. I wanted to give props Vanessa to man. She's such a strong woman. You know I was worried about her. I was praying for her stuff that the way she showed herself today. Was You know? She's she's a strong woman and I believe we are going to be okay. You know all right. Thanks man for the phone Here's Larry in Venice. Hey Larry you're on seven ten. Espn I thanks a lot. Gentlemen thanks for taking my call. You Bet The day that it happened I was playing golf with my cousin out at industry hills and my cousin kept looking at his watch. And I'm like what you're looking at. Your watch was it. What time is it and it was like about ten thirty and we were just finishing up and then I got in the car. That's when I heard the news about the accident Terrible but what really got to meet today with not only Vanessa. I was sitting in my car today. Was supposed to been working but I was sitting. Mccarter put my tablet out and I said and I watched the whole. I think a lot of people probably did. Yeah and I used up a box of tissue watching her. Give her speech. But what really really got to me was Michael Jordan. I didn't have much respect for him because I thought the guy was so standoffish and everything but then as I watched him and watch the tears flowing from him. I just thought to myself Kobe Gotti. Nobody could get through to this guy but Colby got him and Michael. Either said he's changed his way of thinking from day forward he was going to be a better father a better man. He was going to start supporting everything so coping. Not only touched. La He not only test the United States but this guy touched the entire planet. Yup tells you what a special man he was. Me Right now Getting chills just thinking about. This guy is so sad that he's gone but that guy left something such an impact on this world that he is one person that will never ever be forgotten. And thank you for taking my call. Thank you for calling. You know it's weird too because I mean everybody's imperfect there's no such thing as a perfect person but because we we went to all of Kobe's ups and downs with him on and off the court it almost made him more relatable. Of course you know whether it be the the three airballs. He shot the issues yet off the court in DC. Kobe Vanessa. Make it through all that and have this extraordinary love story at the end was really cool and I just. I'm such a fan of hers. I was before but after today. I just don't how she did it. Yeah I just think that is a an unbelievable performance by the way the Michael Jordan thing is interesting because I also have always found Michael Jordan. Publicly to be standoff. Shamin is hall of fame. Speech was basically airing of grievances. Probably the greatest fame speech from all three people were so uncomfortable so I did not know what to expect when I heard the Michael Jordan was going to speak but he was really endearing in this thing he was clearly completely broken up and but I mean completely endearing and weirdly talked about Kobe. Being annoying calling them at three o'clock in the morning all that kind of stuff But I thought that he was one of the the highlights of the The entire ceremony. Yeah question and because I saw a different side of him than I expected to see right and the fact that he's looked at as you know basketball's greatest all time player. Yeah it's not him. Maybe it's Kareem. Who is there? It's not Kareem. Maybe it's Bill Russell. Who was there? It's also interesting that you know a whole generation of basketball players. Today's NBA grew up idolizing. Kobe Kobe grew up. Idolizing Jordan. Right so you had this sort of circle of life. Yeah Yeah I will take more of your phone calls. Okay let me let me hit with a couple of things here number one. If you are going to the game tomorrow I am but you are yes it starts early. It's a seven growly hippie. You and I love that you and I are only until five thirty tomorrow. We'll be on from two fifty five five thirty and then the game because it's nationally televised. I'm excited about that game. It's a game. Zion has been unbelievable. Pretty good and it's all of our old Laker guys Brandon Ingram and Josh hearten. Those are coming back but it's a seven o'clock tip. Yeah so if you're if you've had tickets and you think you know most like seven thirty not tomorrow it's seven o'clock tip and it's the last chance to catch the Lakers before they go on the road for three. We leave on a three game road trip on Wednesday. So seven o'clock tomorrow night. Remember that our coverage will start break five thirty more. I've yet to see Zion game from beginning Dan but I'm looking at the highlights and then like what am I even seeing yet. He's he's been unbelievable and an an also when we come back. I'll tell you about that game yesterday. Which for my money was the most Competitive Fund in-person game at Staples Center so far this year. Cool that's coming up for you plus more of your thoughts and reflections on the memorial service. Today the celebration of life for Kobe Bryant and John Bryant at Staples Center Mason and Ireland seven ten espn.

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Mason and Ireland (HR 2)

"All Right Mason in Ireland show Momo in for Mason and even though Mason is in here. We're giving away tickets to mason movie night. It's happening during E._S._P._N.. Week right now we're giving away a four-pack passes to see fast and furious presents Hobson childcare so Ramona the settle and argument yesterday Mason I I say there has never been a bad fast in the furious movie including Tokyo drift which I will stand by. I think every fast and furious has been good Mason says Tokyo drifts sucks and you can't include it in the other because it was out of it was out of time sequence first of all Greg. Where are you on Tokyo drift? I like Tokyo drift just basically for the female yes. The best looking woman in the in the whole series is in that one moves your name Natalie Kelly or something you gotta yesterday. I don't remember who was she. She can't act just just super good looking and so that alone makes you watch it and actor cannot cannot but she's just hot beyond description hot okay like the whole thing of all the hot girls that have been in the fast and furious movie like like easing solace in this one okay so I I'm going to tell you how many settle this argument okay. I've never seen any of those movies. You've never seen any fast and furious movie not even the first one now my demo you would like them. They're excellent so it's Kinda sad because Paul Walker died no one of them so I am going to vote with you because you're here birthday on Monday birthday on Friday there you go for you. I will not say what it is going to own to be. One of those people who just like like over forty on Friday still have to more day. Can I say something they will not look if you would've told me to guess I would've would've been thirty five in south of thirty five so good for you answer him. I think you're smart to own it so it isn't it is so the next day next Mason movie night. Is that Monday of O._C.. Week Monday August Fifth Regal cinemas in Garden Grove so we've come up with a game Ramona. We started yesterday called name that rock okay okay so yesterday. Mason had Plymouth Rock and what was the other one greg was <hes> might be good at this the singer rock rock. I might be good at this all right. We'll use your type of game. You can't you can't reveal you can say when you know but you can't get away so he was a geologist at cal. If you didn't excellent you were you. You're star student at cal so all right so I up is greg in upland. Hey Greg you're on E._S._P._N.. L._A. Hot. Hey Hi good greg alright so good luck. We hope you win. Here's your clue. This rock is a fictional character. This rock is a fictional character. Take a guess. <hes> needed answer Greg three to one okay here we next up is Chris in Sherman Oaks. Hey Chris you there at high island Hiram on how are you. We're doing good Chris here you go. You heard the first clue. This rock is a fictional character. He first appeared in nineteen seventy six. He first appeared in one thousand nine hundred eighty. Six Bergman knows all right Christine Shah Iraqi and bold winkle. No I'm sorry that's what I was thinking. That is not the correct answer number. Three is Jonathan in L._A.. Jonathan you there. Hey Momo John Without Hey Johnson are good luck to you man so the first clue was this rock is a fictional character. He first appeared in a movie in nineteen seventy six he <music> since appeared in seven additional sequels playing the same character Jonathan. Who is I think three to pass one okay sal in Yorba Linda Okay Sal in Yorba Linda Sal have you heard all the clues at the half okay so fictional fictional character first appeared in nineteen seventy six has since appeared in seven additional sequels now? Here's the clue that's probably going to give it away south. You haven't figured it out yet. Seven additional sequels all playing the same sport I mean how do you not know this at this point all playing the same somewhere name that Rodney Ramona down. I don't know wow okay ends. No no we we we get a winner Alex in south central that hard yeah Alex Hard Alex. Thank you my Gosh Alexey there so yeah it's rocky Balboa Sylvester that was going to be your next coup played by Sylvester. Come on you would never get to me by they know they may. I know you probably had it. After the second one right whale demand seventy six I thought rocky was seventy nine but maybe it was best picture in one thousand nine hundred ninety six seventy six or hey sell hang on. We'll see it the movie night okay so I got a little bit of Trivia for this. Okay okay so one of the there's there's one personal side of that Trivia <hes> when Nevin and I I started dating I had not seen Ramona's husband Norte northbrook. I'd never seen any of the rocky movies and it was like a condition of continuing the relationship that I had to start watching all the rocky movies right away like our first Christmas. He bought me the set. Did your movie diner. I did it very limited where the guy makes his wife take a Baltimore Baltimore. Colts football or the wedding is off so when Lisa and I got married I said on our wedding day. I'm going to ask you to name the starting five who finally broke through Oh and beat the Celtics in nineteen eighty five and she memorize memorize could do it for her lease yeah and with with all those Byron Scott Magic Johnson and Kareem and Kurt Rambis and six man ninety six man and and James Worthy had come out of North Carolina and it just broken into remember worthy off the bench and eighty four and they lost and they put him in the starting lineup in eighty five and they won so she and now she knows where he and she's is friends with them. This is my test and the one part that I thought was amazing. Okay really learn about this and I just this and part of why Nevin loves rocky so much is that he silvester celona wrote this movie himself and he wrote it so that he could play rocky and they didn't really want him they didn't he was just wanted James Conduit. He said Nope I wrote this for myself and it was not allow it to get made unless they put him in it and it turned into a movie star but the performances outside of him were great like like Carl weathers as Apollo creed was unbelievable and Bert Young is Paulie and Burgess Meredith as you know rocky one is a a really good movie just rocky so there been about eight fast and furious movies so the renter eight rockies. I can't remember a bad rhyming. There were some that were kind of small tse like could you could change. I didn't love this last last one. Why did create to like creed? One creed to wasn't bad but I just wasn't yeah. I liked it that they tried to hard. It was a few things in there that I thought did you didn't like bringing Drago back I did but I wanted more with him. The guy they got to play his kid was really really I wanted more with that and then then there was that weird is Brigitte Nelson right like they've couldn't be in the same room or something yeah. Isn't he actually when they were actually filming. Filming it yeah and and so that's why they didn't have as much but I love all the rocky movies and I just love that he wrote it for himself like that was people he would just seems an action star and the fact that he wrote a whole whole movie himself and like believed in himself enough to say I'm not giving this anybody else turned him into one of the biggest action stars in high with the Rambo movies made I think as much money as the rocky movies and and stallone turned into a Megastar Dr because he you know it's the old story bet on yourself like I always say that and I could be dead wrong about this but I think tied. Lou made a mistake not taking the Laker job. I know it wasn't what he thought that was fair but it was three years eighteen million okay now keep in mind was before the Anthony Davis deal but it was three years eighteen months. Oh six million eerie. What a win one of the higher paid coaches in the league? The two conditions is that apparently turned him off was he didn't want other people picking his assistant coaches but the Lakers had felt in the past that they wanted a better sap -perienced season that turns on the bench which why <hes> the and they've done that with Lionel Holland's Jason Kidd Philly Andy and very underrated pickup right there with Villian right who by the way new tie and worked with him. I thought Phil might end up on the clippers bench just as recent relationship with Qui- but so so tied decided. No you know they're not treating me like a championship coach. I'm out Frank Vogel said I'll take the job and he basically frank bet on himself. Yeah it was only three year deal but it think about it. If he takes the Lakers to the finals this year then he can kind of right his own ticket so here's what I would say. I agree with you that it was a mistake. I think that if he had to do over again think he probably would would've negotiated differently <hes> but when you have hurt feelings when you feel like they're disrespecting you. If you feel like they didn't value you enough. It probably wasn't going to be a good fit at that point so he wasn't feeling great about how they were treating him. They weren't feeling good about the way he negotiated. I can tell you that they the that bridge is burned right like they're like I remember when that you know I thought it was just a negotiation gone wrong but they'll get back together in a few days. No they were really unhappy with how that story came out. The way was portrayed the way they were portrayed. It was part of the piling on <hes> that bridge has been burned down. I don't see that ever well in the other thing is now the Lakers of assembled a pretty formidable staff and I think that these guys and now with this roster they've been given I need these guys have an excellent chance for success and if they make a deep playoff run you know because you have a three year deal doesn't mean that you don't I worked in television in L._A.. For twenty years I never had more than three year deal. I have you ever had a negotiation nation that W- It really poorly but you ended up working something out and then the relationship itself was a was a way we're going to T._V.. Station San Diego and they low balled me and my the news director came to me and said Hey. I'm going to give you some advice. You're young Guy Times twenty five. He said you're young guy. You're talented. You're living in one of the nicest cities in the country your take this contract and shove a drawer. He said work your butt off a three year deal. Oh he said work your butt off for three years he goes and if you do well at the end of it you can set the terms he said but don't walk away from this because you're unhappy with the offer because everybody's unhappy with their and was my first contract at this particular station he said and that was Cassandra me over and over again he goes shove it in a drawer right and I did and he was right. I want a couple emmys. The station took off when I went back. I set the terms of the next deal and I landed up stand there for a long time and really fun and you don't ever deal I did it K- cal was was was like the first negotiation they said all the terms and I just said in the back of my mind okay. They don't know what I can do. I'm going to show them what I can do and then after which is what I think tie should've done. He still would've made six million a year and maybe you're right. Maybe the bridge got the negotiation got so blown up that it was never gonNa work but I admire Frank Vogel for betting on himself saying and I kinda like every time I've met him. I liked him so far. I had zero relationship with him before he came to L._A.. It seemed like the most random choice ever like about Frank Vogel what but he's kind of. He's got a good vibe about him and they like him so I think and I I would say yeah this. I know this is gonNA sound like a strange endorsement. It's this is not meant as a backhanded compliment okay last year. I don't think there was any kind of trust synergy good feelings between Luke Walton and the front office and I think that contributed to bad things on both sides so do you think it exists now with a hundred percent exists okay so sometimes and I remember thinking last year like whether Luksa good coach or not or whether he's the right coach for this team it almost doesn't matter at the stage things have gotten so bad between that relate you know with that dynamic and that relationship he needed to start elsewhere and they needed to move on because magic and rob linka genius they needed it to be able to pick their guy right. They newsreel define the guy that they believe in that they that they're invested and make that work okay so you just said this is not intended to a backhanded compliment. I do not know when we come back. I will tell you I was I was given I was given one of the most ridiculous backhanded compliments this past season that I like. I'd still can't believe if that that the person who said it thought it was a compliment and you will love it. I will tell you next okay so we're talking about Ramona shelburne information. I'm John Ireland Mason and Iron E._S._P._N.. L._A. Fast Track in about thirty five minutes. It's so you use the phrase backhanded compliment all right this. You'll love this because you cover the so. This is a few years ago uh-huh so I'm not going to say the player because I don't embarrass him. Can I guess off air sure sure I'll tell you offer okay so I'm out with the TV crew. There's like seven or eight of us and I see this player come into an and we're about to be seated to have dinner. In this big. A group okay could be group of guys and I see this player this Laker player walk in and sit down at the bar by himself and I know him all right so our joy said hey man I see are. Are you coming here to have dinner. He goes yeah yeah and he said I said listen. If you don't want to yourself there's like eight of us and we're about to sit down in the restaurant. You're more than welcome to join us and he goes. Thank you very much for the offer but I can't and I went okay and he goes and the reason they can't promise my wife I wouldn't go out on the road with a group of guys and I said I can see why your wife life would be worried about that but this is the TV crew. We're all like fifty yeah and I go there is literally then he goes I just he and I knew his wife Okay and and any any said he goes he goes. I just I feel better about things if I stayed here by myself it's okay great so my wife runs into his wife Okay and tells her that story says yeah you John Offered to have dinner. Her husband and the girl says has this were Oh he can have dinner with John. Why like so quick to say like? I'm not dangerous. I can't get into not because I'll tell him he can have dinner the job any time like a lot I present literally no threat on the railroads over my wife's laughing hysterically yeah pretty much pretty much like the ultimate vacuuming thing is like yeah. It's kind of you. GotTa just lean into that well. I it's true I'm not I don't get into trouble on the Nice Guy so there you okay so. What did you get to this because you know this story well as there is a lawsuit going on in Inglewood? The clippers want to build new arena there that the forum where the Lakers used to play is owned by. M._S._G.. Jim Dolan's company the Knicks and the New York Daily News has a story today and the what jumped out at me about the story and I know you've you've covered this term force. I wanted to ask you is according to the writer of the story. In the New York Daily News it came out and depositions that twice James Dolan who owns the forum <hes> and his friends with Genie Genie Bus who owns the Lakers board of governors avenues meeting right Yep tried to get the Lakers to go back to the for now remember. The Lakers are tenant at Staples Center <hes> A._G.. Owns it the Lakers are obviously they're priced at the Kings. The Lakers clippers Brazil play there. The James Stolen twice did the hard sell on genie to try and get into the Lakers innocent back to the forum so here's my question. Did you ever come close to happening. No this whole thing so let me let me pick up with a history last okay all right very quick. <hes> the if you remember the Lakers actually owned their own building. Jerry Buss owned that form right bought it when he bought everything from Jack Kente Cook correct yeah so and genie by the way raining. She ran for her dad and when I used to go to games that's where you went you went down to Englewood right it fell into disrepair obviously when the Lakers who've stapleton but what people don't remember about that whole story the kings where the driving force of building staple center right Philly and she told the Kings in their own building down in Inglewood so the Lakers were not their first choice as the CO tenant of the of the staple center the Kings reached out to Donald Sterling and they tried to get the clippers to come with them as attendant at the staple center but Donald Sterling was also engaged with Orange County at the time right and he did Donald Sterling well. You know the great story with that is I know I know all the guys on. He agreed to move to the press conference. We'll they gave him everyday asked where they will get you a helicopter flight your friends down there you and so Y- they put the contracts on the advocate champagne on ice and he walked in with Andy Rose or who is as his president attorney and and they walked in and and <hes> Don said hey before we signed. Where's your restroom uh-huh and any walked out and never came back? I never I couldn't do it. It's just too far. My friends friends are all in Beverly Hills. I can't do it but he just left everybody hanging so while Donald Sterling was messing around down Anaheim in Orange County the staples center needed an N._B._A.. Tenant so they went to the Lakers. The Lakers come aboard. It's the Lakers in the kings and they're going to do staple center and then Donald Sterling walks out on Anaheim and says I still want to get in on the staple center but they had already drawn to the plan so the clippers have kind of the worst of everything they have the worst third in the pecking order in the pecking order for everything so Steve Bomer when he bought the team rebrand the team. They still call them the clippers but he said I want my own arena. Now I want to do it state of the art on my term certainly the money he's the richest sports owner in all sports so this is you have to understand the history to understand why it is so important for Steve Bomer now in his my why he believes it is so important support for him to have his own building this real lawsuit in your opinion like the could this lawsuit blocked the clippers from going to Anaheim it could stand on dangling so what the basically what's going on is and here's the other history lesson which we'll tell very quickly <hes> m._S._G.. Gets the forum from this like Church Group that owned it for a while and it was like I think the last couple of concerts there would like prince played there right. It was twenty nights in a row. I like literally. There is nothing had been done to the form men like twenty five years though upgraded it wasn't anything so M._S._G.. Is like the first company back in to reinvest in Inglewood and they did some kind of I don't know the specifics very well top head but they feel like we are the not the we are the people who reinvest in Inglewood and help restart this whole thing then Stan Kroenke buys the land down there for the rice and you know the Ramstein the N._F._l.. Network the whole the whole centers going in down there and here's where the big problem is. There's a parking lot what and this is what the whole lawsuit is over and it's like across the street from the forum a tiny bit south but you know the park is not that great there anyway right now. There's going to be a big football stadium and we're all on the same little triangle right around where the form right. We're Hollywood park. It's already gonNA that'd be kind of tough transportation wise but that parking lot is an overflow parking lot and a couple of years ago. I don't know how many years ago it was but the Inglewood started talking to the clippers because Steve Bomber thinks it's it's very important for him to his own stadium him. There's really not that many available lots of land in Los Angeles to build a stadium. Maybe that area around dodger stadium is one the parking lot that wants to go to England. He wants to go to England and also I think that that's just a good location in the when the there's another the plot up in the valley but no okay and obviously M._S._G.. Wants to protect their lawsuit is over this parking lot that the clippers got from the city of Inglewood in the city of Inglewood had to go to the forum and say we need Jud to give us this parking lot back because we have a tenant and we want to develop it now and they didn't tell them it was the clippers they told him it was something else and in the lawsuit they they didn't negotiate in good faith. That's what the M._S._G.. Arguments in the lawsuit I think they clippers had some kind of like name for it. That was like off the top of my head. I can't remember but it was like when when we used to go as fraternity to palm desert we would say we were the young man's Christian Business Aruba something like that so it had a different twenty six guys in one room it had like a different name so the whole lawsuit is over whether or not the forum gave up that overflow parking lot and that is detailed pretty directly in story today and I think it's really fascinating because the M._s._g.. Side Has James Dolan. I mean that's the owner of the Knicks who's talking to the owner of the Lakers and is in litigation with the owner of this clippers. This is not good for the N._B._A.. Right it's just not and it's it's guys who are not used to losing so it's GonNa be some of the most high paid high-powered attorney's going going. Manoa Mano like Public Relations Firms Lawyers battling it out the C._D.. Of Inglewood wants to do the clippers project okay and I think it'll come down to that if the people in Inglewood want this and they wanna go straight ahead. It just seems like they'll want the competition. I think they will probably prevail but what James is Dole inside and those lawyers are arguing is can they tie this up in the courts long enough to make to make them get mad and go build it somewhere else. They're very interesting all right coming up next buster only talking baseball E._S._P._N.. L._A. Times a little baseball with our friend buster only it's brought to you by Rick's real estate learn why thousands demanding more from the real estate agent and choosing REX to buy or sell a home visit wreck rex homes dot com that's R._e._X.. HOMES DOT COM and without further ado is our friend buster only buster. How are you man? I'm doing great but you guys are in the center the baseball world right now with the way the dodgers are going. I and I WANNA start there. They're going to play the clip from you. I think you're in sportscenter talking talking about how they have to go out and get a reliever and buster. I was looking at there's this trade deadline that you've explained to us before. There's going to be one trade deadline. It's on July thirty first so that's in two weeks. I was looking at the National League league wildcard standings today. There is one team Miami who's double digit out of the wildcard race and even in the mets are only five and a half out so here's my question who's selling in the national league who who wants giants I will do but here's the thing buster. The giants are three games out of a wildcard. WHOA I mean who selling in the National League come to come the thirty first not a lot of teams and that's why you know the last forty eight hours here in a lot from executives saying that you're probably going to have a lot of teams hold off declaring whether or not to be sellers until the last week because of the standings and Ramona giants are classic the example that I I you know I can't would be unfair? Meet attach directly to far on Zaidi was of course there had a baseball opposite left the dodgers but you gotta believe their people in that organization or gnashing their teeth privately about the giants making. A bit of a run here because when you look at that team it clearly needs to have a rebuild right and they should trade Madison Bumgarner. They've won four in a row buster. Four in a row will Smith. They absolutely should be sellers because let's face it the best that <hes> you know the most they could get out of making the playoffs so far behind the dodgers. It'd be a one game wildcard and the way teams think these days they don't look at the wildcard is necessarily being this great reward that you you <hes> you trade for assets to get to or <hes> you you hold off being seller so I think that probably the giants and other teams love for their clubs to fully declare themselves quick sooner rather than later so hear. Anything is the big question when you say the wildcard is not something that you do you do a a celebration for right you don't you don't get that exists. What are the big big big by? There are certain teams and certain franchises though especially in the front office where it would be a good validation for them right would San D._A.. Go after they just spent a bunch of money. Machado Angels Angels what about the reds right when they made that kind of move so those types of franchise like who were the buyers who were on the fringes of that all of that wild card race that actually need that wildcard all kind and it's a great point is great context for example on the flip side of the Cleveland Indians right they they make the playoffs as wildcard team that doesn't really move the needle for them right because they've been in red sox last week and Got Andrew Casting last last weekend and that might turn out to be the only big deal not even a big deal the only sick <hes> deal that they make because making the playoffs doesn't really move the needle for them in terms of a team selling out and going big after a spot you know the reds be candidate but they've been drifting backward. I don't think San Diego will do that. I think the angels probably would be at the top of that scale where them making the playoffs especially after the investment in trout having trout on the team and everything that's gone on I would expect it. They probably be the more among the more aggressive teams <hes> in terms of pursuing a wildcard. We're taking buster only from E._S._P._N.. And Buster while we're talking about the angels and then we'll get to the dodgers. I you know I've been watching baseball about as long as you you have I thought what happened with Tyler. skaggs was almost indescribable. What's been the reaction around baseball to the combined no hitter with all this surreal numbers and what what what was that like to report on and what are people saying about it? Yeah amazed <hes> people are just amazed and I you know it reminded me of when I covered the Yankees back in two thousand one and you know nine eleven happens and then <hes> within a week he could see that the city <hes> folks there <hes> and around the country really beginning to respond to the Yankees and so when you know and games <hes> four and five of that world series they had tying to run homers with two outs in the ninth something that hadn't happened since nineteen twenty nine happened on back-to-back nights <hes> and it just felt like wow you know like and the angels referred to some of the angels referred to baseball guts. That's that's the way it felt where you felt like something bigger going on and that's what I've certainly learned from other teams and I got to be honest like when I done media on it and I've been asked about it and you're done radio interviews. I I have a hard time putting into words how remarkable it was a specially you know with everything going on. It almost feels disrespectful the talk about it and take you know look at it at face value in that way honestly I I wasn't watching the game I saw sportscenter cut in and I started seeing it on social media and like I just watched the last couple of innings of that and I was just in tears Margoob is I did the game for for the angel's network kept using the word. This is indescribable and that's that's all right word it was it was indescribable so let's let me get to the dodgers real quick here Greg and I have a standing argument payment I would greg doesn't want to give up to top five prospects to get a reliever and he doesn't want to give up Gavin Lex for anybody I think the dodgers are so dominant and so loaded that if they get the right reliever it puts them in the catbird to win their first world series since one thousand nine hundred eighty eight. I would certainly give up at least one top-five prospect and I might even give up Lux. What side of that debate would you say is the right one and these ones are always hard because <hes> you know to pick out individual prospects? I find because let's face it. You know what I think about. The prospects really doesn't matter so much as let's say for example that the pirates are talking about it might be that the pirates don't value him as much as is is may lose their best pitching prospect but either way. I absolutely think that if you're the dodgers and you're going to give up an extra twenty twenty five percent value to to trade for another player now is absolutely the time time and I think that we saw two great examples of it. <hes> two thousand sixteen when Theo Epstein when the cubs like the the dodgers have now cups out of huge lead at the time for all this Chapman and they gave up gleyber torres terrific player but but Theo said set at the time this is a move May to win the world series. You know the Indians the same thing trading to top prospects for Andrew Miller. I and I talked to general manager who at the end of that year <hes> talk to his analytic staff and ask them hey if you were in this shoes news the cubs Indians would you've made those trades in the analytics guy said Nope you're giving up too much value and the general manager and this is all in good natured and and sort of philosophical discussion he looked at him and said you guys out of your minds. You have a chance to win and when you look at dodgers the dominant starting pitching the deep lineup the depth the incredible at bats they have you know excellent defense so much great with his team but a clear whole seventh and eighth inning you have to do what it takes to plug that in a way that you you feel like the whatever piece you bring in whether it's fast casual Brad hand in a will smith of the giants that you're GonNa feel competent going the postseason that not only is the bullpen not going to be a problem but it's going to be a strength. This team deserves that buster you mentioned fully Vasquez. Ask is is he elite enough that you would give up a tie in theory that you would give up a top-five prospect is he that good no doubt about it. <hes> he's one of the best relievers in baseball right now yeah throws one hundred miles. An hour has an unbelievable changes N._J._I._T.. On top of that and the Andrew from his time in Tampa Bay is going to certainly value this he has this incredible team friendly contract where he's making you know like five seven million dollars the next couple years but then he also has to team options options for two thousand twenty two and two thousand twenty three and if you're the pirates you're GonNa want the dodgers or any other team to pay for that as well <hes> but you know that to me is part of the argument for giving up a controllable. Excuse me giving up a top prospect because it's not only about upgrading the team for this year but you could have baskets moving forward and let's face it you know Kenley Jansen been one of the best closers in baseball but he is demonstrated. They need a safety net <hes> especially in situations where he's going to have to pitch repeatedly in the postseason season passages changing back to the to the angels and everything has been going on with Jake Moore is Nick and Jonathan Lukoil. Where where do you come down on that like the through Buzzer? They threw it. A guy who had already served a suspension was that weird again apologize profusely and I talked to Jake last Thursday we haven't Yasser's first broadcast the second half <hes> and he was teary eyed about the idea that he'd injured lucrative and look when I watched it live. I thought you know I had my own view of what happened. In these explanation was right line with it that he expected lucrative go toward the third base line and instead he didn't and because Moore is nick at two hundred forty pounds started his died. That's when he ran him over. He talked about talking to Luke Croix called him right after the game and are you okay baseball came down with its discipline to game suspension and I was hoping that everyone would move on but baseball still has he's unwritten things that you gotta take to flesh my question being looked angels. People are great people. I can't wait to see them again to to ask them. You hit Jake resnick in the upper back. You drilled them in the upper back. What did that change like? That's the part of it. I don't get knowing you know how sometimes pitchers especially <hes> guys sure asked to throw it hitters can they can be so amped up that they can lose control. You know I how would they feel if that Patriot Maricic in the face. Would that really have changed anything that happens Jonathan Luke. I don't get that part of the sport. I don't either turn never have hey great stuff as always man. Thank you very much for doing this. Where are you going this Sunday? Where are you guys at this Sunday? In Atlanta sweating light grey national brave both both in the national league. I think as a chance to beat the dodgers.

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"Yes in the epicenter and tonight is the night we've been waiting for it we've been preparing for it we've been getting ready for it and it's officially here Lakers vs Clippers at Staples Center John Word as long as I can be there when you tell doug he will he might clock you in the head with his no no preconditions on it you can cheer for the Lakers but you have to sit next to Clipper Darrell and have him do his clipper okay so here's an idea I know I know doug manager stats now I already saw him he's already here let me be your stats I'll take doug man seat is shack read it the person who ends up reading it and I think it came out really good is Lebron Yup here it is elitist thing wagon his arms around you ain't got no alibi your ugly red and blue suit yeah I'd do it his pursuer impossible it doesn't matter if you're a kid from Akron Italy or Salt Lake if you want it bad now there are people around here how much am I willing to pay their people in my DM's trying to sell me a ticket what would you need to write I they did I would immediately reach out to the listening public to get you a purple and gold suit Oh that would be ideal season and the person they chose and I think about it they're the Lakers so they could you know they could have anybody read it they could have magic read it they're gonNa have Kobe read it U. Mass I have a ticket it's right next to me and it's in a lower bowl and a really good seat do you want it what's your answer every journey starts would have believed a voice your head that cannot be silence this journey requires I shake a two but I'd settle for one your leave one hanging on for one point I'd settle for one all right so coming up for you sadly enough voices if you want it bad enough that pursued has never questioned the folks never shifts not this for you Jeanie still fails to six an actual seat somewhere that isn't in the hockey press box well you know I know so far I love that I think yeah awesome now a moment ago Allie laforce aired in she's going to be doing and Allie Laforce by the way weird piece of Trivia grew up and he next to one of my best friends from college oh you're GonNa rip them now have you guys seen video but I think it'll play well on radio. Yeah the Lakers hype video now. This is the Lakers sixtieth. The idea Clipper Darrell has one he wore well that's the way yeah Clipper Darrell did wear a purple in yours haller than him though I don't think you could fit in his suit he's look at possible and I did take their shot anyway the city of dreams city of Hustle this is what we've done this is who we are and it's just the beginning turnkey okay so she was the next door neighbor of one of my best friends I do you know who she's married to know you don't know tonight he could get vetoed on this Clipper Darrell I let me see this yeah honestly answer promise she'll be honest Yeah Promise K. Kluber Daryl's coming in here in a few minutes yeah he says here's to our last sixty years in La histoire next sixty get ready this showtime lamp that land he's very territorial yeah yeah doug the best in the business man you can't keep up you know I there's no way I can in his first ever world series game former Angels Reliever Joe Smith Oh wow did not playing after I think it's his thirteenth year this is his we've come for behind the possibility of greatness tomorrow in the city of angels we switched sides we used to be on the court we used to be closer across some visitors band right now across the Lakers bench tonight will be across visitors mentioned. There's the barely intelligible Leonard Right and that's what I mean like again if you could only pick one team to watch the Lakers get like you heard the presentation from Lebron Yeah and how op three players in the NBA but he is not a superstar does that make sense no he's fully embrace all the stuff that goes along with stardom Indus player one of the best players in the League and star Kawhi Leonard You could make the case is not a star he is one of the top five thanks for TNT tonight again if you're gonNA watch the game tonight it's a TNT exclusive it will not be spectrum sports and that the only way you can watch it as TNT Allie Laforce will be working on the sidelines yeah not pay your definition not even close subway -at's that's it it's all yet but I would I would use this comparing Lebron coli is like comparing Tim Duncan Kobe they're both great players Kobe is marketable was sacrifice price guide the first world series yes so so Joe Smith and the force married Allie caught up with collide Leonard and here's how that sounded the margin it sounds so there's quite quite just commercials superstar he's he's the best pitcher in the game I would argue altuve as knocking on the door I just don't think people recognize Dunkin a superstar see I don't think he wants yeah I think there's different I think there's a differ- layer you have to get that entertainment portion you've got you've got to be circumcised into it he is in how Lib Decker bus used to say it's a show yes it is an entertainment product correct it takes some time you did something that most people can't do you took the Toronto Raptors Championship in your first in baseball but I would I would have argued Trots the biggest one but but who else like what who Rice Harbor who embraces that bryce Harper yes verlander Vernon ace of Paul George and Kawhi you don't look like if you had a company right okay and you wanted to sell widgets right Anthony Davis is these guys five people you know people don't recognize are the football players the helmet league but so every quarterback how many can lead you to multiple titles Tim Duncan did that St superstar to me is somebody who embraces the idea of being a star Koi does not so Mike Trout not a superstar they said you feel better physically this here before the start of the season last year how can we expect to see that in your game to game performances emme lashing onto this you really really had a good game so we'll get you up Cincinnati but yeah I mean I think there's there's a level of embrace in like for example we watch the you may recognized had jared Goff not a superstar no not and by the way and not one of the top flight quarterbacks in the league so shouldn't be put oh he barely speaks period terminator was awkward well if he talks like a robot he talks like a robot but in the Terminator when they actually make fun of him for that but in both the straight business yeah Colli is IBM you'll Brian is apnea here's the thing so there's a difference between a tree in great player sometimes together yeah that's you just described trump yeah great player not a big star Yeah I I would actually agree I think he's hovering around ten I think he's below ten this year we've switched positions now he's playing he's playing like the middle of the pack to me I've been last week he was good they're not as wise also squatter me yeah he short and squat tried to show he's GonNa have to deal with all the we'll be it'll be inside the arena he says he has a let's go clippers chant I mean what is that just a let's go clippers like every other team this brand new seventy five inch L. 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Four K ULTRA HDTV for a price that is solo it can only come from our man Isaac Yeah see there are some guys like Tim Duncan and Mike Trout that are so good they're a superstar based on bought baseball's debate baseball's into different categories like who are the superstars if he doesn't it wouldn't be heartbreaking clipper Darrell I and somebody asked me to be on the radio I would be the fan yeah whenever whatever time you say like I'm there it Muir audio-video in Westwood we only got three at this price only three of them so please know after these three go deals over so get your phone ready to get your credit card ready remember Outta here this is the one day I would take clipper shows up I voted it's over my veto well we don't want to annoy people that way the Kawhi Leonard Commercial that you did with Terminator The new movie widening the great one you showed me that he does from new balance he does not speak ninety nine flash sale from Mir audio-video in Westwood today here's what we got for you the beautiful brand new seventy five inch L. 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Four K ULTRA HD TV nine hundred eighty nine be a buyer if you're calling do not walk into the store later looking for this deal you will not get it here is here is the price nine hundred right and then and then the angels Get defensive when you say what do you mean trump's not start well where is he subway commercials that he did do subway I'm only saying hey who needs a new TV let's close everybody's Studio Studio does special NBA bucks that is less than a brand I three only get at three one oh two three four four hundred ten that's three one zero two three four four resorted Beckham Yeah Baker Mayfield has a lot of spot yeah he does he does par so are we expecting Clipper Darrell well he'll get respecting he'll get here at some point the NBA Experts for Espn there twenty of them yeah thirteen are picking the Clippers to win the NBA championship he analyzed yeah it's time people here is Danny Green on taking on Leonard Tonight I'm sure we'll talk before head on the court her Danny Green plays against coli in an NBA game I was just looking at the the experts the Yes Ramona George Sodano yes knows where his friends butter gives and that you're that you're you're you're you're riding with that what's weird is todd Gurley has a lot of endorsements this year yep because everybody debate was based on past performance records early on thirty minutes early thirteen Bam you be here or you're out that's fine if he's not here at four fifteen out I said if you're not here at four fifteen your ten three one two three four forty ten good luck for mirror audio-video fish audio video retailer of the Los Angeles Lakers Mason and Ireland three are picking the Lakers and they are let's give it up for these guys Ramona Shelburne is wow this city we have all eyes on the finish line ain't tonio for the first six seven years and then last year in Toronto he was a t- went with Goliath in the Trade Toronto so this'll be the first time ever not at this point instead of WHO's matched up and who can we beat right now you know we're worried about where we are in February March Are In October interesting. Brian would would help you sell it would be better within salesman Paul George and Koiwa correct because they're stars right not as a there's a difference between Big Star Gene Tidbit about Danny Green it's the first time he'll ever play against Kawhi he was really mate of Cho is insane. You and I both picked the nuggets to finish up to Andrei smelling says the bucks over the rockets and that's interesting and that's it and I'm curious how Frank Vogel is going to handle this yup he can stagger hardening Westbrook's one of them is always on the court which would give Russ five minutes together in the price season and they were plus thirty one inefficiency Yep so do you do it Phil Jackson used to do and come up with a second unit hardens hands a lot of the time and Westbrook isn't necessarily he's not a good shooter ninety nine percent three point shoot well one of the things that might Dantonio can do. I don't think the rockets think's GonNa work because I do I I'm not GonNa make the playoffs I mean you know I don't think it's a complete disaster I mean there's a lot of talent there I just don't know that John James I stagger say hardly ever happens Yeah Phil Jackson Played Koby and Powell together all the time presumably led by Kuzma and then so whenever a D is out there Lebron for the most part is out there and vice versa or you stagger them so Anthony Davis Andrew Lebron argument either way do you sit Lebron and Anthony Davis at the same time because they're so deadly when they're together I told you that the other day that they played sixty you know that everybody's at one hundred percent health neither one hundred percent chemistry know each other yet so we're all still trying to build within ourselves So said I think it is more focused on their own but if Kawhi is out there and Lebron ad are on the floor for the Lakers who guards ad right mantras Harrell's zoo I think this year he's he's he's covering the clippers I confirm that tonight but that's what I heard the other on the only other teams at show up Bobby Mark says the nuggets over the box we ask for a lot of help it's GonNa be fun that's going to be competitive they're a great team and both teams are talked about in the city now and not just the city but all over the country and everybody's looking for and shack and Kobe together all the time and went with the second unit so we'll see tonight we'll get a good good insight to that tonight I think it's going to be a in in and Russell Westbrook fit together the way they might have in their years at Oklahoma City Russell Westbrook has to learn not to be the Alpha 'cause the ball needs to be in James aw much probably a little bit hopefully takes a light on me when I do if I do gardening that's going to happen probably not so on the benches that are former NBA head kerner former NBA head coaches dock and Vogel and then Jason Kidd and Lionel haunts for the Lakers if you fear hardens gonNA play thirty five minutes it would give us thirteen minutes by himself which I think can help alleviate that problem now if you're Frank Vogel and you can make an talent the more that that a guy has been around the better it is it's sort of like the dodgers with the brain trust all the smart guys all the smart Hortas kind of match up all right now obviously still early in the season so still kind of a preseason game for most teams but we want it's the real thing it is but we WANNA win Games we're getting better subplot tonight tyron Lou who was rumored to be the front runner for the Laker job in your zeal fell apart we'll be adventure the clippers so they'll be five guys tonight right if one of them's out there you can defend him like let's US tonight for an example if a is that for the clippers he's he's GonNa Guard Lebron by the way Rashawn Rondo is a game time decision for tonight as a strained calf Yup calf soreness in is always on the court at any given time so in all forty eight minutes you would either have Lebron or a d. out there what do you do. Hi It's got to be a team although this would always say but that doesn't mean we're going to have at the end of tonight we're going to have an actual look at it right we're gonNA see did he did he st aw I mean really pretty crispy an alcohol guys on your side that's what the Lakers don with with adding the assistant coaches who used to be head coaches and it's definitely what doctored with Toronto The Nation of the two I think there will be times when audio out there without Lebron and vice versa but for the most part I think they're going to be out there together because how do you defend that team is like Danny Green Avery Bradley you know Troy Daniels that group of people are going to get open threes and if they can prove can two or three of these three point shooters turn themselves into what Rick Fox Robert Ory and Derek Fisher were in the three P. era in other words the Lakers know that Anthony Davis in the Brian are going to get double teamed ally and they're going to be wide open threes in one thing that will be interesting tonight is can these guys that like I've told you a major part of the Lakers story this year is if Rondo has ruled out Quinn Cook Alex Caruso Avery Bradley would likely soak up the extra playing time well I think he Bradley Might Start I gave a rally starting so L. Myung Sook who which has always been assigned I think to the clippers this show has he really so he's picking the Lakers guy last year yeah around Luther the clippers I'm a big fan of that I'm a big fan of you WanNa Brain Trust the more the more experienced the more the bottom three of three point shooting percentage for several years now the way this roster's constructed I think that ends tonight so we'll see all right coming up next Agra or did he set them at the same time and and a lot of it is runs and matchups and how things are going to part of it is feel united lots of really the guys I don't those are they're bigs so it becomes difficult to further details like only Fox and Fisher did that they can make open threes there's going to be a huge role for them this season on the Lakers Quinn Cook Caruso all these dudes Oakland I mean yeah I mean that's that's that's what it is that's for anything let's go hawks yeah it's the same thing over nobody says let's go take him for business with it's always fun he is Dave mcmanamon Dave McMenamin are Espn Lakers beat writer will join us a little bit later on Rachel Nichols going to be here from the jump right so we'll see tonight which one of these guys take advantage of that opportunity because if you look at the game videos when a D. and Lebron the ball they draw the whole defense to him like a magnet you do your broadcast from tonight. I know where you are for Lakers Games where are you for clippers games one row behind that same spot yeah same area when this year we've actually if you can't then you go the way of Mike Move Scala who came here with the reputation of a guy get hit threes and then couldn't make any so what do you say on the court I think the lineup they've announced the lineup but it'll be I think it'll be avery Bradley Danny Green Lebron Ad Jail In the team what makes you confident that you can do that again here in La all governor and some of these guys if they gained green is going to be able to spot up and have wide open threes tonight Yup can he make them and the Lakers have been all the way Dr we window was four I'm sorry nude we've moved on Mason Ireland I and then Clipper Darrell will be here to annoy us at some later time and same with Ramona shelburne either in studio or on the phone around five o'clock so we might have to push clipper Darrell a stage like that setup and avid entirely block really the entire front of staple center he's incredible you have stage envy right now coach Yeah if they lose I think that's I mean granted none of this is indicative game one right but it would be disappointing if the Lakers lost tonight because they didn't have would she are you open or are you suspecting they could change it at the last minute I I don't really think it will be a change it's the only lineup they use twice and they used in the second of the last preseason game with Avery Bradley Danny Green in the back court and Lebron James Vail Upfront with ad or they put you in the hockey press box. Yeah no you're I deserve there is no guarantee that there's even room in the hockey press box with four hundred picking the Lakers you Ramona and home yeah are the three wow David did not pick the Lakers McMenamin has seventy sixers over clippers in the fine and look who's here I remember he used to have a show here on yeah I remember you looked familiar I guys you are Saddad yeah that's a big stage the block it off like award show or something like that yeah exactly exactly all right so dave can we expect the Lakers to use the same starting arise that show that sometimes on after it is it will be back in November oh good once we get to November I'm back okay yeah yeah that's a relief I mean it's been a nice Philly Philly guy exactly I picked the Lakers over the sixers yeah I have Lakers over six I think it's pretty awesome that I'm considered one of the twenty experts I think that's why the pre season they had excellent results in those two games against the warriors and I think this game's going on for Frank Vogel he doesn't necessarily want to just show his hands shoot around for nationwide that I don't have to take vacation days for yeah no it's a good deal yeah so how you feel about tonight I feel like the Lakers should win this game yeah just went through security McMenamin is already crowded over there at the method only run over the pseudo you guys know that but a guy like avery Bradley there who is better with without the ball and obviously Javale McGee was very very effective in the preseason and earned that fodder I think three levels of security I had to go through to get into the arena which usually not the case I should head over soon then it is it is it's a crazy scene I've never seen now why am I not one of the twenty experts I believe you have to have appeared on the job Oh no and you actually have to attend a game today yeah that sounds mantras was a legitimate sixth man of the year candidate last year clipper source last night and people there's going to be one hundred people yeah at that game but you know what maybe I get up there if I get up there may still hang out with you okay good we'll do we'll do the it's I would hope so do the alliance we if you end up there you're not going to hang on I'll let you know that I'm going up there that was the Dave mcmanamon is online the desire for him to play point guard so you get that going on you don't have to worry about the you know resign Rondo question because hey we're starting point guard so allows you the play I answer it against the tickets you're an hour ago you were looking for I'm trying to Wangle for tickets right now just one seat somewhere you've been not so nice to the clippers so I could see ideally pretty much all entire fourth quarter they're playing together once again Dave how much do you see the Lakers playing dwight for example simply because orch for sure we may point there's twenty espn quote unquote experts in thirteen of them are picking the clippers. I'm not why the clippers have not much size whatever size they have is somewhat inexperienced yeah I mean I think though they feel comfortable you think Vogel will will stagger ad and Lebron in other words one of them will always be out there or do more like what Phil Jackson with White Our and I'm guessing the other guys probably start Beverly Landry Shamet Michael Green Neither Zoo bots or mantras herald reason when he doesn't have to reveal on thirty minutes before tip off I think that's the group we're GonNa

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Mason and Ireland [HR 1]

Mason & Ireland

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Mason and Ireland [HR 1]

"It is Mason and Ireland it is all happening and tonight it's happening at Staples Center the Lakers versus the warriors in the the I the growl what's happening people three o'clock sharp what are you guys doing yeah really good Guy Guess Frank Vogel Vogel said that I think his attitude is the West is going to there's an in the NBA preseason are Jaanus Harden and Steph. Yeah you know so I mean these teams do three Davis just had a during a preseason it's a fair question but but then if you if you go down this road why the rockets play harden why do I think in the case Davis and Lebron Tonight I WANNA see them the game plan I wanNA see guys wrapped in bubble wrap getting ready for the first game of the season let me answer the way it should be during the preseason I think part of it and I'm I'm I haven't had this particular conversation with Frank Vogel who by the way we should have on again he's he's like super is not what they do it's it's kind of like high always say that in baseball they celebrate every stupid division title and Bass while they don't right and there's no explanation for a brush with injury a thumb that needed an MRI came back clean. I look the Steven you're going to quote our old is front loaded in other words it's easier at the beginning then it will be after Kris Making Front loader backload friendly it was a very military guy yeah no I the more of your out there the more you have a chance to get hurt right why risk injury friend Bobby Ross to morning show and Bobby Ross would come on and he'd say he's a he's from Georgia where he's from somewhere in the South Yeah Stephen John cannot pretend odds of injury that is a that's a eighty two bobby Ross alive hey good for him he's a good guy where do you coach before the trump was today won a national title Yeah coach arm minutes order ten minutes he's only played ten minutes in the entire preseason yeah but that's his Mo the the every other star Jaanus has played the three leading score coach is that he's going to warm up and our plan is to plan but it's a game time decision So but I think the reason this year hinges on Lebron Anthony Davis if you play a bunch of other guys but you don't play Lebron Anthony Davis it's just a waste of time for it there's no but all most stars nobody gets the mcvay treatment the NBA Okay Coli Leonard is getting it he's played ten minutes in the preseason right but that's ten minutes in which has never played together before to hit the ground running on opening night I think that's the reason that it and by the way I know people are easy games for example I think their first four games are at Staples Center right so I think he wants this team uh-huh hat with a Ram Hoodie and tonight is not a night I was planning to go and I'm not GonNa go well that's not very supportive what's what's up preseason even Bergman back your original question I think the reason is let's be honest about something the Lakers are going to the success or failure of the Lakers house he's still around and God bless him I'm not sure if he is no the more you play the more likely you are to get injured the more exposure you have it increases. I'm sure the clippers are going to put me up in the hockey press box with our luggy lucky you maybe it's starbucks they even let me in and my question I think that one of the reasons that this is again go back to your original question one of the reasons that Anthony Davis on the broader playing is a everybody you be uber tight yes and the Lakers schedule for lack of a veteran now this talking now the Lakers schedule or question with a question why not because not you lay anthony debut our hobbies that's the NBA that four-game Laker Warrior preseason thing together should get a raise that has been the highest price ticket because cigarette it it's else get used to playing around them and be because they have easy games theoretically winnable games that's okay because Vogel wants them to play fast and you're going to turn the ball over when you play fast but you don't want twenty plus turnovers in a game and you're saying this is different I point to a Laker Game Kobe was anybody right last year maybe game no I'm looking for Tuesdays to monetize the preseason we're most other teams can't the clippers didn't make any money the other day plane that Australian Gimmick team right right so you're saying that playing in the preseason corrects that preseason games Kuranda what what I'm saying is that if Anthony Davis and Lebron James are played the warriors was opened the first baseball game ever played in the chase center the Lower Bowl tickets on the secondary market we're going for more than three hundred bucks right so they been able maybe wrong correct wow it's a game time decision that's breaking news all the reporters may be wrong correct well who was it Monday the Bergman that you against sports injury of seem to happen in practice he's seen happen on a bus so rav seen have you can't pick your sports injury long opinion well at old man yeah well he's like tonight we Anthony Davis is first game at Staples Center yes in a laker uniform so it's got a little bit of a draw to it the first time we four yeah but you don't you find out you find out he's trying different combinations of practice he's trying different combinations I mean you learn anything extra from an actual pre not playing then you really than the other players you don't really know what you got like let me ask you who plays better with ad and Lebron Javale McGee Dwight Howard I think it should be in the regular season well okay I I can explain that yeah all right so I actually called Riley and I said hey do you do you feel bad his grab the guy with the ball and throw him to the ground I mean the NFL is a lot of hitting injuries are more prevalent in NFL than they are in the NBA so this is not a regular season game and he said no he did this intentionally and the reason he said is he wants it they they reached out to a lot of gay and lesbian groups in the beginning of the season they don't WanNa give any of those away they don't want they don't want people like one thing the Lakers have been doing Latin preseason and hopefully this will self correct is it been turning the ball over a lot wording than Anthony Davis is gonNA play tonight I I've talked to two different people at the Lakers who've both told me to game time decision they're going to have a warm up and see how he feels all these reporters more seats and more affordable in the preseason they said well we are guys aren't diehard NBA Fan so I wanna see the building and you know and by the way I just us do you think that games televised on ESPN right it's pride night yup do you think that's part of the reason why these are playing like hey this is kind of a circled game tonight invited them to attend he said if this was a regular season game number one we couldn't get the tickets are tickets are so popular that we couldn't get it right number two the uh-huh never wrong and he was saying steffes out Monday steps out tonight the Lakers Lakers twitter account yeah says Anthony Davis will play tonight against the golden they'll play somewhere in the neighborhood of twenty to twenty five minutes if that in the last game in China they each played fifteen minutes I say put them in bubble wrap I mean my my first thought is Dwight Howard I think it's I think it's a coin flip right now but this Dwight Howard is really press this is how you find out okay I'm okay I trust the Lakers twitter account well that might be fairly we cannot trust three hours or so what I what I was told is and maybe that's the plan but what I was told really the Jalen Rantzau Yup radio debut in La I think and yes it is and coming up next for you I've got some less need talking about Jalen Ramsey why did he just asked the groups he said what you know what would you guys prefer we can try and do the fewer seats during the regular season right or all right coming up next for you oh by the way big news Jalen Ramsey will make his mason in Ireland debut sometime in the four o'clock hour Golden State Warriors this will be the third and then Friday night is the front I mean it's a it's a barnstorming towards let's put the warriors together and let's play in in different places including in China they because everything is is a waste of time well except that I mean and it's basically a barnstorming tour I mean the Lakers have had how many games against Oh canceled preseason feel about preseason in every sport you go that's what I'm saying cancel preseason starts playing yeah minute doesn't mean it's right no I'm not I I if they decided to just play backups and basically the last game they did Monday night Monday no Lebron how the deal all came together plus at the bottom of the hour a little dodger autopsy with buster only did you see with Dion Sanders said about medium income of a lot of the people in these groups is not as high and that's completely false the metex come of text as lesbians is hired on is your the the expert here you're the Lakers play by play very connected so why why are we playing anthony wave and hope warm up how about a couple of layup lines through the throw the fans at Staples Center by by the way arrest is out there and and you know do you think the League is pressuring the Lakers Plateau Lee and Lebron at the League's in Espn the Lakers looking at it going hey this is key pride night tonight well that's right yeah the I can't make pride night although Riley Drexel's who set that up for the Lakers going to be very disappointed but I wanted to highlight it on Wednesday Tuesday one of those days they all blend together all right so I send out that picture will Smith's started this thing with a shoe season game oh sure you do saying they're necessary unlike in the NFL were the anti completely unnecessary nature and the NFL the nature of the NFL is ship so that that always helps but ultimately when we were able to move marcus and able to is less need anytime an opportunity presents itself as an organized terminate should we seize that opportunity is at the right time for and it's the like the dress thing what colors do you see yeah and I'm ladies and gentlemen I have an announcement among the many quirks of Steve Mason I can now that no one will say it's pink taking the bet yesterday he's claiming minutes you have no choice thousand dollars let's hey let's go increase our salary cap room because of that move it did actually make us viable player in selecting or creating for Jalen rant so it's interesting so it sounds like they had to trey Marcus Peters Ross is a better time for someone else so you always reach out and keep tabs Dave and I have a long working relation ah come in with the person that sees it yeah there you go okay so the the rams make the mega district they acquire Jalen Ramsey here all right we'll get into that too now mason in Ireland. ESPN LA OH happening people Mason Ireland it is Tuesday here notes Tuesday it's Wednesday it's Wednesday entity I to simulate what a regular season will be like that's you know it's Friday night it's on national TV yeah let's put these guys out there and see how okay but we'll see the and that niner goal it'd be like a lot of people who you're you're you're absolutely pink and white AH everybody to to be able to make a competitive offer for shack and that's what lessening to sing interesting you there are some people on one thing is that Jalen is businessman steadily I don't feel like the rams are the rams as of all thirdly this may be for right now I don't know this going to be a situation and and lastly Jalen did not have a true problem with his head coach and in the risk of injury is not as great but in to get back to your original concern it's not like these me either one of these guys is going to play thirty five minutes tonight right the Dante Fowler and Jalen Ramsey were all top ten picks and now they all awfully round yeah order not not born and raised in Florida but living Florida it's a whole different game I don't know if this is going to be a situation that's going to last over a year the end of today percent walk around with us right now okay Akron see see what everybody's saying Hey Alright Thousand Dollars Myth Greg thousand dollars mythical money get paid by game check in other words take their salary divided by you know sixteenths and wait a minute well the last the more miniature out there the more likely to injure okay less miniature of unwinding less minute cancel practice hey does anyone here Bergman ask at least ten people to get a fair sample Ceska at least twenty if you don't find in ordinarily higher in Cali- okay here though it's not as bad as people make it out to be here's why these guys the game so when I fill out my taxes or Michael Does Yep we filed tax returns in every state where we work right if I go put it in an enclosed glass case maybe in like concourse and people can go fear Lebron bronze you're now I'm Gonna I'm GonNa Beg People to come on the guy this guy wants his own show so but so the chargers if you play for the rams if you play the niners if you play for the raiders you are subject to state taxes but here's this day taxes are officially announce he is colorblind no Birdman Congra- look at that picture tell me what colors those are it's easily teal and grey franchise that picture the bill let me interest wanting he said that because I think this is a misconception yes if you play for team in California if you a brinks truck that's the type of guy we went on our team he won messing around he wants money here's what Dion Sanders said about it on the NFL network today thanks for sure connect game and that's great someone's walking in here who thinks it's pink that's that's unbelievable but I think it's somebody who just wants to be it's not as bad there are a handful of games where where you don't do it there is no one on that microphone I've always said Richard Walsh and I agree on every it out of your mind I'm not I'm not the only one thing find me thank do you think you can find someone in this building before the our left brain people they're very analytical they're very me that's you that's exactly exactly and the the other six and the game starts at six so I can't go I hope it's not over by six thirty game over in a half hour you are the Daryl Morey of shoes well Richard Thank you know we agree on absolutely everything not absolutely he's the world's biggest UCLA football it's pink and grey that name worried about you cannot see why I'm worried about going Ram Game Hen wearing burgundy however many people you ask everybody in this building until we got to you in the sales department is they said how many how many people were at five six people out yeah I five seven eight you know they can go to China warriors junior starting to chose where the two games those are the two games warriors did didn't play but you know that was actually whoever put that hey the keyword promotion is back owning mortgage is giving away one hundred bucks in cash if you've correct keyword today's keyword is Davis listened to the morning show all right thank you very much Richard on what the hell you're looking at coming up okay coming up next buster Olney and we'll read this last time we talked to buster or wrap up the baseball they get you know so if you're making sixteen million dollars a year you get a million week one million to get so you are taxed in the place where you played on the Internet that are saying well while the rams gave too much yup look at it it's about a lot look at it this way plate Bortles eh this you're doing this forever right what I dunno doing what do you think those shoes are paying a pink and white their pink and white absolutely we'll see we'll hope for the best well you can't protecting it sports stave your protection and sports teams exposure have less likely are to get injured body tomorrow Keyshawn we'll give you the cuticle during the seven am our if you have the correct word you will win one hundred dollars in cash it is brought to you by owning mortgage bringing Baltimore in a room to acquire jalen right it was Jerry West maneuvering to get shack in right he had to keep getting rid of people Vlade A and Anthony Peeler people Andrew Friedman of shoes that pink and white people are right brained people they're more creative they're more unique yet so which is crazy they were able to get three top ten picks with all this maneuver so the big thing with this is the rams now and you remember Jalen Ramsey showed up at training camp with the Jacksonville Jaguars drove up in fan. What are you talking about that I'm leaving tomorrow Driving Sanford are you yeah the game they play tomorrow night Oh yeah just GonNa miss it because we're flying in San Francisco but we landed I have absolutely no idea what you're looking at why you see come with this picture maybe it was the thing what what color is thinking like yeah pick your white second Michigan all set to go on Monday I even like war close and they found out nobody's like your rams coach today I am a roaring take say no so here's what I heard I heard I was reading a little bit about this and apparently the people who see teal and Grey uh-huh and talk to them at the dodgers and talk to him about the real possibility that the dodgers make a run at Anthony Riendeau we'll be playing in the world series this year I this is this is like that dress yeah it is like to dress it's exactly like the what do you see everyone funches Bergman me and the first taxes see people these kids they promote Texas and California and lived in California it's not feasible he'll guy who's just coming out of people in a row said this is teal and grey in you and Mason it's pink and white guys around yeah you guys were I do not get now here's what this is why we have goofy election asta can make that happen for you oh see Mazda has got to great options incredibly low monthly payments you cannot afford to miss this trust and simplicity to both real estate and mortgage I kids back in school you can probably a great deal on a car my friend John Patterson Tustin Mazda Huntington Beach in one six that's eight hundred five four four one one six or visit power pro plumbing dot Com Mason and Ireland E._S._p._n. l._a. that situation was festering since the beginning of spring training and it developed since the beginning of spring training and so when they're sitting there you know in that situation Asta you'll feel alive when it's time to drive twenty nine ninety plus tax title acquisition and Fees Mason and Ireland? ESPN LA yeah seventy nine a month or you can get zero percents financing for up to sixty months on either model plus both mazdas get nearly forty miles per gallon they come with all the latest comforted of our week ESPN analyst Buster olney buster was there last night as a part of the sweep I was listening to buster and Dan Schulman and Chris Singleton Yeah boy last night I greg asked me if I felt better or worse about the dodgers after the national swept out the cardinals and the truth is all the game on the way home so buster we appreciate you doing this let me start here an answer this anyway you want why did the dodgers lose to the nationals in your opinion the nationals are really good team and one yeah and I was definitely doing ESPN radio But I was doing the American League Championship series backwards ball in the hands of Clayton Kershaw with a two run lead in the eighth inning. How would you feel about that the dodgers I think you're feeling pretty good about After the first home run they wrote over the weekend if someone had told you before the game not after you know you allowed the home runs if someone had told you before the Game Day Robertson was going to happen no And I tell you what I wrote about this last weekend 'cause I you know obviously got absolutely killed for that here's the deal that that problem Frostburg was with excellent and other guy stepped up that that's not a surprise that was the team the dodgers had to fear let's face it they had him buster hi tech safety stuff with to Orange County locations. Oc Mazda has got twice the inventory but you've got to hurry up because he's low offers are not gonNA last visit touched aw home and its pouring rain here today with the rain out I was not there last night but generally speaking I mean we talked about I remember talking with you guys in had a lot of imperfect solutions because you know they didn't get Nick Anderson the reliever that the rays got it turned out to be the best deadline acquisition they didn't really get you dodgers and the nationals and the dodgers you know the nationals could go toe to toe in the front six members of the pitching staff for the dodgers and so that Stevens I feel worse because you think the dodgers could just run right through joining us to discuss this as he has all season long one of the highlights and Mazda in the Tustin Auto Center Huntington Beach Mazda on the beach boulevard of cars check Ahmad OC MAZDA DOT COM for details and say hey to John Patterson it oh seaman there were three to one with six outs to go were you were you surprised that that Dave Roberts left Kershaw interface Anthony Rendon I'll ask you this if someone had told you that kershaw would have the ball in the eighth inning in relief with a two run lead how would you feel about it before the game I would have felt okay you're right I would felt okay relative to all the other imperfect potential solutions they had because they never had that shutdown timber and we're seeing boys the nationals the team you don't WanNa face because since you know they got off to that nineteen and thirty one start the two teams with the best record in the National League with it no well it because remember at that point he's facing the left handed hitter Adam cleric owned Want Soto in the series yeah and and look I oh that that shutdown guy it didn't emerge dustin may or you know God's Tony Gosselin or whoever it was didn't emerge so as surprised if the dodgers make run in free agency at Anthony Ren don't and ever since you said that I've been thinking Andrew Friedman just has never done that right about Joe Madden the angels announced today you said keep an eye out for this three weeks ago and it happened the other thing you gave us a heads up on is don't he's never given a more than one hundred million dollars to a big star free agent open on the market why do you think he would consider doing it in this case when he guy and we know that that person never merged for them is this year went along it's totally fair that's a that's a complete accurate analysis by our friend buster only okay buster turn on second guessing and not not that I still remember it pitch by pitch well there was only one there's only one pitch baseball to be boring and he doesn't like to watch it and so in that context from the dodgers perspective it makes sense you remember when they you know four or five years really really well paid and then he wants to take it to the ranch you know this is someone who years ago talked about how he finds John Carlos Stanton was available there big objection to acquiring him was we don't want to take on the ten years last winter when Bryce Harper was available never done it before because the content type of contract we're talking about Fitzmorris what the dodgers model for multi year deals is the deal absolutely fits with the type of contract at the dodgers have signaled that they're open to whether or not that would come to fruition whether they'd be outbid by this is what I heard from friends of his he's not interested in like the seven to ten year deal playing until he's thirty nine type year contract he's interested in and let's face it it could be a long way to determine what the price is so many of these guys are represented by Scott Boras who is taken his clients yes Garrett Cole he represents hundred review he represents just about every prime guy I think the dodgers one way or the other will add some pitching in the freezer their conversations with him were you know what how would you feel about a really really well paid for year deal a high salary four-year deal ren down on that topic win the world series do you want the other team the American League team to win it or does it not matter in the free agency picture for both Donen Stephen Strasburg you imagine those two guys he hits everybody great pitchers bad pitchers the whole thing he as he demonstrated the October he can hit all kinds of pitching one last question now the dodgers the team from Texas with no state tax you know like the Rangers I don't know but it is an interesting thing and I have heard they've you know they've had conversations internally about worked with Anthony a few months ago about his agency and he was like you know what when that thing starts up I'm GONNA go off and hide someplace in no one's going to hear from me if someone is you guys know he's a very private person you know Stevens a great guy but he doesn't like change and I that's my question and certainly you know the angels will get some sort of sanctions whenever the final details are revealed I would say this I think it's more you know this would a and this is you know what what I've heard that and I have not asked Anthony rundown this and so I if he came out and said you know that's completely wrong I would get it but ah is whether or not at some point he's going to say okay let's work it out because I know the nationals I know this organization a comfortable in this place with ran down don't if buster the Nash if you're a dodger fan and you want that this to play out you went maybe to come to the dodgers do you want the nationals Ford I think baseball is GonNa dig into the whole issue of opiates in players and let me tell you something the the fact this is a lot of the the market okay we lied one more thing because I want to get your take on this otherwise thing before we get you go this Tyler skaggs investigation with the angels is one of the ugliest things looking at at really harsh penalties too early to say what are you hearing on a national level about the skaggs investigation and what it means for the angels as a franchise people have been connected with this or pitchers is the least surprising thing that I've seen because in time I spent covering baseball pitchers and painkillers has been a constant read cover buster we obviously because we work in the media we know Erique we we know timmy no Tom Taylor we know all the names that are coming up in the this and and it's it's a lot of ways to us very sad how dangerous is it in the big picture for the angels is Major League Baseball the way our ninety million below the luxury tax threshold mine minus all the arbitration stuff which which will settle itself but do you think they're willing to go into next you know into free agency and sometime has out there in February and March I e represents rent down he represents Strasbourg he represents go to free agency with an open mind regardless of the result of the World Series Ye I don I don't think the postseason will have to do with it with Strasbourg you know my question is this gentlemen I am bad at fantasy football last place may last place Mace and I'm not great at baseball or basketball either but I do it I only round based fantasy football app it combines the best part heretical you could still finish last in champions around could you not be amazing if somehow in friends visit champions round dot com for rules and details go to the APP store and download the champions round up right now and he wants to go back to his home state of Texas I can't tell you I it'd be you know if he's open to all situations we'll tell you this man you look at the dodgers here's in what would be

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June 11th, 2012 - Celebration

All The Kings Men

13:57 min | 9 months ago

June 11th, 2012 - Celebration

"Let's go down to center ice for the presentation of the MVP of the Conn.. Smythe trophy as the most valuable player in the playoffs is Jonathan Within Jonathan. Quick wins the CONN Smythe Trophy and they pay the Milford Connecticut Ebonite Twenty six years of age and his fourth. NHL Season wins the playoff MVP. Pay The CONN.. Smythe trophy the trophy presented by Commissioner. Gary Bettman what a postseason for Jonathan quick a record of sixteen and four one of the lowest goals against payoff history. In just a few seconds the Stanley Cup will make its appearance out the center. Ice here comes from a captain who grew up in upstate. New York to a thirty five year old defenseman from western Canada a Centerman From a small country in Europe Slovenia. Uh goaltender right. Now is the greatest goal tender. Dr King's history to head coach. Who ran into fate six months ago and wound up putting all the eggs eggs in the right holes they are all forever linked to Stanley Cup Law in Los Angeles kings moments away from doing what the draft about grabbing skating around home? Homa staples Sports it takes hard work and determination and great fans it starts at the top of any organization. So ant shoots Tim Lahaye Wicky Dean Lombardy Lou from the time Darryl Sutter and most importantly these great players sixteen four through a playoff run one road loss knocking off the top three seeds in the West. And I don't performance it's my honor to represent the Stanley Cup. Captain Dustin Brown the the Commissioner Gary Bettman with Dustin Brown and now Dustin Brown hoisting the cup. It will be the first to grab a hold on Stanley Cup. Fan Goal for a code. assise these games around the is here at stable centre. Had to next the elder statesmen. It's fun match all signed. As of June two years ago now some own Gonyea fled the last four games coming back from concussion Simone Gonyea carrying around the Stanley Cup for most of these gangs. This is their first championship and their careers on J. John. Joel's twenty points. Kobe tar only a an in line right. Dustin Brown took this chance. It's a man. Goes right out to center. Ice Matt Hanson off the total game so flaws for the Edmonton oilers Sex Ago from stolen goes to just sleep on this. I wonder what Carolina the two thousand and six Eh Migra shirts I hear with the not. You gotta breath Johnny fixtures and Philadelphia. Dan I'm doing this border. Flyer and good friend jets connor goals here in the presiding game for Qatar. Hawaiians up. Were they in the playoffs loss. Angeles kings winning a Stanley Cup here tonight at Staples Center eighteen eight thousand eight hundred and fifty eight and believe me nobody has left. The building chartered to Dustin Penner. 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Others have to earn two thousand Los Angeles Kings at certainly earned the Dan Brothers in arms in Los Angeles Canes on the Stanley Cup Europe Staples Center the Crowd Therapy Center now grabbing the company. Hoisting it up by and the crowd reacting six months on the job John Stevens gets it from Darryl Sutter and opted Jamie compon assistant tin coach. Bill Ranford who wanted as a player and liked Jonathan Quick was playoff. MVP when he wanted with the Edmonton oilers stony this little. ooh Kings Jarret Stoll is you. Don't handle the general manager gain Lombardy the office champion chess team. Thought you take fat Serbo. The Los Angeles kings finished the Stanley Cup. Playoff with a remarkable run. Sixteen and a four. They I never drilled. We mentioned a few moments ago. They were up three games to non in all four series now. A Hey Dave picture on the ice at center ice air stables West Stanley Cup. The early undecided gable the Stanley Cup final. 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Crossover Daily: Panic! At Staples Center

The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

20:13 min | Last week

Crossover Daily: Panic! At Staples Center

"Paneth Offense Dak Prescott here WANNA spend Sunday afternoons with your favorite teams and players switch to direct TV and get NFL Sunday ticket included at no extra cost I'm talking every live out of market game every Sunday no matter where you live. So switch to direct TV to get the twenty twenty NFL Sunday ticket season included at no extra cost call one, eight, hundred DIRECTTV market games only requires choice patch above minimum seventy, four, ninety, nine a month before discounts, prices higher and secondary regional sorts Vietnam and apply twenty four month agreement activation, other feats, terms, and restrictions apply. Welcome back to another episode of Crossover, daily sports illustrated's Daily NBA podcast I'm your host girl Hamanaka Ernie Today on the show discussing the fall out of the clippers second round loss in the nuggets. How did this happen and worship the clippers go from here we'll also talk with the NBA players continued activism regarding police brutality including how some reaction to the news of the twelve million dollar settlement for the Family Brianna Taylor joining me we crooked media's Gideon Resnick let's start the show. Joining us today on Crossover daily is my three time ex-roommate He's a journalist whose work you've seen in the daily beast, the Atlantic and Buzzfeed is currently the Co host of the wooded day podcast crooked another daily podcast you should absolutely be subscribing to please welcome to crossover daily getting resnick. Dion has gone man I'm good. I'm so happy here I appreciate it I. Hope that this introduction is the best that you've ever done and will ever give. Three ex-roommate is you know just a prized possession of mine and more important than anything else said Yeah it's unfortunate. How much of our adult lives we spent together and we need we needed the. The heavy hitting daily podcast guests to really show people what we're about well, a lot to get to a lot of things have happened in the NBA in the last couple of days in we wanna get to some a little bit of non basketball stuff later in the show. But let's start right now with what I'm I'm calling panic at the staple center. The clippers eliminated in the second round series at the hands of the Denver Nuggets. and. I think the clippers futures is a tiny bit in question here you know what's going to happen Doc Rivers Coin Paul George Free agents in one year you know we started to talk about that a little bit after game seven. I want start here with the clips because. I was at Staples Center, a lot throughout the season, and while the clippers at their best were very impressive team there were always a very good team. The function of having guys combined Paul George. Never felt compelling. They never felt fun and I know you watch a lot of hoops just as much as any writer I'm curious as you were watching the clippers this season did they ever feel fun to you like what? What was the vibe you got from that team? Oh. No definitely not and I think like the most fun guy or one of the most fun guys to me was Patrick Beverley like before this season I remember there was that I might have been last year the year before where they were in that series against the warriors and they were they rallied like down twenty five last season. Yeah. Yeah. and that was like they felt fun was as like a sort of scrappy and like sometimes obnoxious team. dudes that you wanted to root for but didn't necessarily like want around you in a personal capacity. So? No they didn't. They didn't feel all that together to me when I saw him this year absence them as much as you. And Yeah. Like the fun is is is right like there was nothing fun about how they were playing like. They didn't have. It's it's weird because normally when you're watching a game like someone gets in rhythm right or like a team gets in rhythm and then all the sudden it's like, how do we ball on these guys even harder and they never seem to like really enjoy what they were doing even when they did get rhythm. So it it was weird had like super. Weird. Energy. That's a great point in and bring up fun because. It's not that I think your team has to be fun to win NBA. Championship. But. One of the talking points that's kind of emerged after this game seven loss was the clippers ever have on. Chemistry I was looking through some lineup stats today you know Michael Pena wrote a great piece edgy q about this about the clippers identity. You know the Clippers had one lineup that played the most fourth quarter minutes. It was the line of we expected them to use a lot headed into the season. It was Lou Williams mantras Arrow Quiet Leonard Paul George in Patrick Beverley that looked like it was going to be there closing lineup played fifty six minutes together in the regular season twenty those coming in the fourth quarter that lineup barely played together in the playoffs only three minutes together in game seven and it just kind of felt like. When everything was on the line when all the chips were pushed in. The clippers couldn't find that rhythm that you were talking about that. They couldn't find that group that had been together been through some battles together during the regular season and knew how to pull out a high pressure game. It felt like they could just never find at that never happened for them. Yeah it's weird. It's like they were sort of waiting to me. It's like they're waiting on the same kind of like let Kawai takeover situation as in Toronto and I feel like people did that in Toronto because they were like Oh this is the first time that we're going to like get a championship because of this dude. So like let's allow him to sort of take over here and they just didn't like they didn't that didn't happen and then it's like well, what are you GonNa do to adjust like that lineup was not like you're saying it's not around You have George who like honestly I don't know if I'm like way out of bounds I'm saying. Is he like as sort of is he as good as people say that he is like every time I see him in playoff rounds. I'm always just like. I feel like this dude needs to have something else going on for him. What was it like he had more turnovers than made shots at some point in that fourth quarter. So. Yeah like. They seem to not have the adjustment or the sort of like chemistry whatever that actually means whether that's like Oh. We enjoy playing together or just like we know how to play together that that could get them to close games out and there was always just like. Kawhi make shots for George make shots in that just didn't happen. For sure and I saw firsthand how many times during the regular season the clippers put a game away because in the second quarter I said, I'm just going to score twelve straight points or in the fourth quarter he said I'm GonNa Score Ten straight points and shut down your best player that just couldn't happen in the series of Denver too many offensive operations in its own great offense appearing. In Yokich Murray that it's not as simple as Kawhi being able to take over by himself as far as Paul George Goes. I. Mean before he hurt his shoulder lassie's in Oklahoma City he was in the MVP conversation it is very best. That's the kind of player. He is a two way for someone who can average almost thirty points. A game is playoff resume is starting to get more and more dispiriting the further you go. Again he someone who openly talked about how much he struggled with his mental health in the bubble. Unfortunately, his job was to perform I. DON'T WANNA get on him too much for that but. It was obviously a struggle for him. There were times. He just didn't look confident in that fourth quarter I think what the clippers collapse or defeat or whatever you WANNA call it showed is. And I don't know that the Lakers necessarily have either but just have Lebron James who's kind of seen everything in the NBA There's something teams that have been tested the other teams that have battled together the nuggets, Celtics, and heat. For example, all have guys who've. been through some things together I mean obviously, he'd have a lot of new guys and Jay crowder Andrea Dala. In Jimmy Butler, but they were tested during the regular season, they have other players, Bam and Goran. Who've kind of been there for years institutional knowledge that helps them in these situations. And I just think that the clippers were lacking that in large part because. They never seem to take the regular season that seriously now part of that is because Kawai just might not be healthy to play eighty two games again in his career but it just never felt like they they gave themselves an opportunity to be challenged in. That's important for teams to go through. You're definitely right about like the the the struggles that he had and I think that you know it was it was good that he was openly talking about that because I thought that that was like another undercurrent of being in the bubble dead nobody was really getting at But yeah, like I don't know it's just it's an interesting thing. When you look at some of these teams that sort of Seem to rely on like how they performed in the regular season as just like a prediction of how they would perform in the playoffs without sort of that. Extra understanding of what actually happens in the playoffs and like I think a similar. Thing went on with the honest and the bucks in a way where it was like. It didn't seem to me that there was a definitive answer to like what happens when. Your offense isn't the same in the playoffs as it is during the regular season And Yeah I mean I think that like? You know Denver seem to. They obviously have like incredibly talented players but. The thing that's interesting to me at least. I didn't know that Murray was really capable of this. I mean, even after the jazz series were getting like fifty, every other night I didn't know that he was really capable in those enormous moments to have. Some of the most important stretches of of games but yeah, I mean they genuinely sorted. Didn't have the kind of like vice around them. That was like championship bus. They didn't have a situation where they had brought in you know the. Peak talent in the League to try to get them to that championship or bus. So I feel like that really just takes the pressure off and like. You know those dues had fun they working them too. So I just WANNA put a bow on the clippers conversation fiscus right there's all this fatalism like these guys can be free agents in one year. What's GONNA. Happen Doc rivers. This is a massive upset. Where do they go from here? Right? That's the question ever want to answer. Where do they go from here? Here's what I'll say here's my opinion. Even. The best teams lose okay. The seventy three win warriors lost in the NBA finals. They blew a three one lead. The Miami Heat signed Lebron, James and Chris Bosh to pair with Dwayne Wade. They blew a a not a blue they were were close to going up to. The twenty eleven finals, they lost their up to one. They lost three straight. It's not always easy to win in that first year you know no matter the circumstances. and. What I would say is it's good for teams to lose. Sometimes you know Pat Riley gave this incredible. Maybe. Damaging press conference. After the heat lost the Spurs in two thousand fourteen in Lebron leaving that summer. But you know he talked a lot about guts and what it means. The loss he went through, for example, when he was the head coach of the Lakers in the eighties. If I'm Paul George. Free agencies there you you want this team you want it to be in La will then use this loss as motivation to make it work. I think that's what the great players do. Great teams do Lebron hasn't won in the finals every year. You know I think that this could be a galvanizing moment for the clippers as an organization I WANNA. Now move on to something else it's been a story line in this bubble of from day one of the restart A. Yesterday I guess I should say Tuesday rather the city of Louisville announced that it will pay the family of round Taylor twelve million dollars to settle a wrongful death lawsuit the family at filed against the city. A Taylor was killed. By police officers who entered our home. With a no knock warrant while she was sleeping it's something to be players have been discussing almost every single day in the bubble a just for example, after game one of the Eastern Conference finals. Jason. TATUM was wearing a shirt about arresting the cops who killed Brianna Taylor. Lebron James is worn a hat in the wake of the settlement Eric express that he still hopes. There's accountability for the officers involved it can't just be a situation. You throw money at. Jalen Brown sang some really important words today about this idea of reform in how reform actually means dismantle or recreate and. This has been a theme throughout the bubble players making their voices heard about these issues obviously, the flash point a moment coming when the bucks a decided to forfeit their game which led to. kind of a mass strike that day about other Jacob shooting in Kenosha Guinea I know that you cover these issues a little bit more closely than I do on your podcast. I'm curious I know that you had some thoughts basically about a the players activism in the bubble and specifically the protest. Yeah, first of all on Jalen Brown I would love to see him be like a panelist on basically any cable news show because I feel like that dude really gets it and I'm not saying that like other players don't get it. But like his understanding and expression of the issues is always like pretty astounding to me I'm like this. This is making a lot of sense in like. Also like on philosophical to but. Yeah I mean my thought, it's hard to think about like. What could have been? And to. Expect any more from players that are going through. A lot of different overlapping things right the the isolation of this experience. The fact that this is a league that is dominated by black athletes who are having to live as black men in America but the thing that. I thought about over the last couple of days what would have happened had this strike continued know like it if we imagine a world in which they came to a decision. To continue to not play as these issues. Played Out in our society as we, we see these things develop you know every day essentially, what would what would that have looked like What else could they have possibly gotten from the NBA or or secured in terms of commitments from owners for anything like that, and that's not to belittle anything that they have done because I think it's incredible accomplishments to the point that you're making the fact that. After every single game, there is still some sort of visible presence of, Hey, remember that these things are going on outside of what we're doing here. I think tremendous in unprecedented for sure I mean that's always going to be a little bit of the great unknown. What can the players have gotten if they tried to strike for longer? And I think there were a lot of raw emotions that day when the bucks decided to or fit I think. I almost looked at as a mental health ray. How can we play basketball game at preceding this happened? Not far from where we play. I do think that the burden on these guys is already so high and you know that said, you're not you're not calling on them to do more but. They are in in such A. Tricky situation as it is, they're trying to bring visibility to this every day that I also don't blame them when sometimes. They just WANNA play in. Other people to be more proactive in terms of how they're dealing with these issues whether it's the owners whether it's the league. You know next time maybe it shouldn't take a strike and I don't. I don't fault the players for for taking that position either. One thing real quick I know that we are. We're we're pushing up on time here I WANNA to ask you because. We talked about this activism a lot in your very plugged in with. Just a political side of things I know that you know people in campaigns I'm curious from your end how much valley do you think campaigns or politicians take from? These campaigns the players are putting on like Lebron's more than vote campaign or or Steph curry in his family endorsing Joe Biden. What kind of value do you think that? Campaigns and politicians take from the activism from players. I think it's a big value. I think it's it's a window into some of these. Issues that they might not be paying enough attention to or they might not be talking about in the right way or they might not have legitimacy on because if a voter is looking at Joe Biden with all due respect, they don't immediately think. This guy understands this situation right and. What I mean by this situation is You know. Police brutality systemic racism, any of the things that fall under that broader umbrella so I think when you have somebody like the curry's dental formal endorsement or you have, you know what Lebron is doing with really sort of like targeted outreach and voting rights with an organization I think that definitely you know moves the margin in terms of the way that these campaigns think about things the way that the politicians take about things. In, the way they're forced to express their opinion on things because if those guys and those people are saying, these are the issues that you should be talking about. These are the issues that are acceptable to These are the issues that are important to us and important to people that we talked to, and that follow us than they are acceptable for you to set and they are necessary for you to say because I think that. The unfortunate situation is the relationship between. Activists on the ground and politicians is inherently kind of adversarial as it should be because the role of people that are on the ground is to. Make the. Politicians meet them where they are whereas somebody that's in a position of an NBA athlete for instance, doesn't need to necessarily take such an adversarial approach, but they're kind of like a go-between in a sense. So. Yeah. I mean I think it's I think it's good and important to have people with broader platforms and bigger voices being like, Hey, this is not something that you Dec- on your twitter feed in like scroll past like this is the issue. Awesome Gideon. This was a lot of fun. I know that we talk on the phone a lot, but maybe not have the most serious conversation. So I appreciate you coming to hang out on crossover daily. This was such a blast i. need to next time see like a a live shot view if ban does anything else in the next game. We also need to talk a little bit about like Pat Riley's facial hair at the moment is that with something that I saw what he pulled down his mask at one point he's got like a Colonel Sanders single on but it but save save the Bam Cam in the Pat Reilly talk for next episode. Guinean. Thank you so much man. Thank you row.

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