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That's what the hell I'm here for, right? I'll be hanging out with you for two more hours, four hour show. I have a seat. I sit down.

The microphone turns on every single weeknight at 10 p.m. Eastern Time, 7 p.m. Pacific. Lamar Jackson has dominated the conversation. Aaron Rodgers has dominated the conversation. Congratulations to Daniel Jones. Got himself a four year deal, 160 mil.

Saquon Barkley. He's on a franchise tag. He's making 10 mil for now.

They still have time to negotiate a long term deal. And then Anthony Davis got hit in the head and he was bleeding. And thank God he's still able to play basketball right now in Los Angeles.

The night that Paul Gasol has had his number retired, the Memphis Grizzlies currently lead the Lakers about eighty nine, eighty five in the fourth quarter. And so we'll we'll hear from Paul Gasol later on in the show. But there's so many people with so many thoughts about Lamar Jackson. The Ravens hitting him with a non-exclusive franchise tag, telling him, hey, go find a deal somewhere else and bring it back. The problem is there are a lot of NFL teams that have basically said, at least publicly, we ain't offering him a deal or it's been reported we ain't offering him a deal. And so Lamar has been tagged at thirty two million dollars.

Let's see what takes place. He can go try to find a deal. He can still try to negotiate here with the Ravens. Time will tell what's in store for Lamar Jackson. I just told you about Daniel Jones, his four years, 160 and then the New York Jets.

They got on a jet and they flew to California to visit in with. The interesting one. Aaron Rodgers.

And if that is to take place, that will be one hell of a combination. Aaron Rodgers looking miserable. Aaron Rodgers fighting with the New York City media. The New York City media fighting with Aaron Rodgers.

I could see it all in front of me right now. Every week is a different story. Aaron Rodgers will be challenged if and when he has his first press conference. The introductory press conference with the New York Jets. What does he wear? The last time he had an introductory press conference, the guy had no beard. He thought he was wearing a suit and a tie. And what would he wear to this in New York, a poncho?

Like, what would he do? Interesting fellow. Eight five five two one two four CBS. That's eight five five two one two four CBS.

I'm going to get to the phones momentarily. You know, last night we shared with you a clip from Rich Eisen. As Aaron Rodgers thinks about whether or not he wants to go or stay or leave. We know Tom Brady's gone. Because Tom Brady told us. Even though he told us last year that he was gone and he still came back and he had a crap year with the Buccaneers. And now he it's he retired again.

He did it on the beach. Didn't have nothing fancy to say. Just said, I'm out. And then we got a report. Rich Eisen. Oh, what I've heard over Super Bowl is that Tom Brady might come back. Oh, it may be the Dolphins. Well, Tom Brady took less than 24 hours to respond to that.

On Twitter. A matter of fact. Tom Brady went on Twitter yesterday and said, anyone who thinks I have time to come back to the NFL has never adopted a two month old kitten for their daughter. And so Tom Brady is just sitting around. He is on. He's on daddy duty. He didn't deny it, though, did he? I don't think he's going to come back.

Jar. Maybe not right away, but I think they're still in it. Yes.

I think right circumstances. He's absolutely back. OK. I've I'm not going to put too much energy in it.

I don't blame you. If he's going to come back, he's going to come back. I would think at this point in time that, you know, maybe maybe he's spending time with his family. Maybe he doesn't want to leave. I don't know. Yeah. We saw what took place last season dealing with his family and he played and then he retired.

I don't know, but I would think there's a different lore with spending time with your kids unless he feels otherwise. What do I know? To each his own eight five five two one two four. CBS is eight five five two one two four. CBS. Mike is calling from Chicago. You're on the JR Sport Brief Show. What's up, Mike? Hey, how are you doing? Thank you for taking my call. Sure.

What's up? I want to just preface my remarks. I am a Packer fan and I acknowledge it. Aaron has had a great career. Having said that. And the reason I like the Packers are the smallest proton.

They're owned by the people. But Aaron Rodgers is coming across as a Daisy waving sensitivity training counselor. In five years, he ain't going to be on the State Farm commercials with Jake and Patrick. The one truth that he's telling us is that we should tune out on him and you want to know what he's going to be wearing. If he's at the Jets, he's going to be wearing a neighborhood jacket with beads and sandals. And he's going to be either having incense or a daisy in his hand. OK. Is he a flower? He's a flower child. You know, should we throw him into Woodstock?

He's into all this sensitivity stuff. And, you know, that's fine. But it ain't cutting it with with me.

And I'm a Packer fan. Right. So you ready for Jordan Love, huh?

Absolutamente. OK. All right. Well, I'm well, for your sake. Maybe he can kind of live on with what you've seen for the past almost 30 years between Rodgers and Favre. And and maybe you do strike it rich and have another franchise guy for the next 10 years.

I don't know about Hall of Fame, but maybe he will live up to top billing. Yeah, and if he doesn't, we'll find somebody to replace him. OK. Hey, you sound pretty complacent with just what how things are.

Most times people are screaming and yelling and complain. And why not you, Mike? I'm just tired of him. He's a prima donna and he's an egoist. And there's too many of them in sports.

I'm not stupid. I'm not going to buy his, his, his, his cell. OK, I can dig it, Mike. Thank you for calling from Chicago. Yeah, Mike done had he done had too damn much, too much of Aaron Rodgers, too much. I hope people I hope people come to the jet.

I hope he does. I'm just here for the fights. I'm here for the media animosity.

I'm here for the podcast episode. Aaron Rodgers to the New York Jets is like a novel. You can't write it. You can't come up with a story this good. We had Michael B. Jordan here last week talking about Creed. And I sat here and told everybody it was an amazing story. Hopefully you saw it over the weekend.

I guess a lot of people did it clocked more than 100 million dollars at the box office. There wouldn't be a better story. Or a better city. For Aaron Rodgers, besides going to New York. The Jets typically have been and also ran. The Jets historically have just been the Jets. They've been a dump. Between them and the Sacramento Kings, no team in North American sports has had a longer playoff drought. You got jet fans who are like 50 years old or maybe older than that. They're the last. You've got to be almost 60 to remember them to legitimately remember them winning a title. That's how long it's been.

And how ironic would it be. That a dude and I think he just cut his hair. But a guy that just is so now he's relaxed and peaceful and passive aggressive and he's like quarterback Jesus.

So he's a pain in the behind. It's like a match made in heaven that the New York Jets deserve Aaron Rodgers. Aaron Rodgers deserves the Jets.

They're so desperate that they're just all let's get this guy. For the New York Jets, it would probably be better for them right now. If Aaron Rodgers decided to quit. Said I'm staying home. I ain't going anywhere. And the New York Jets then had to turn their attention to I don't know Lamar Jackson. That might be better. That might be a better long term short term option for the New York Jets than bringing in Aaron Rodgers.

Who would arrive with a readjusted contract after a trade and the New York Jets would have to enter into the same place that the Packers have for the past. It feels like two or three years. Am I coming? Am I going? Am I leaving? Am I staying?

Am I retiring? I guess the New York Jets would deserve it. Pretty hilarious. 8 5 5 2 1 2 4 CBS. Bill is here from Green Bay. Go ahead, Bill.

Hey, J.R. I just want to say I'm pretty much done with the Aaron Rodgers era myself. But with that being said, the Jets are one Aaron Rodgers away from potentially winning the Super Bowl.

So I can't can't take that from them. They got a great defense and a lot of pieces on the offense where if you put him on their team, they're instant contender. But I'm ready to see Jordan love playing that rock. He showed a little bit last year against Philly. That he can. He's way more decisive than when he first came in. And I feel like as a Packer fan. Next year is way more exciting. Knowing that Jordan Love will be our quarterback.

That's too close to Aaron Rodgers. OK, well, thank you. Hey, Bill, you you riding a bicycle, you driving in a vehicle. What you doing? Well, I'm driving back from Manacua.

I was ice fishing in North Wisconsin, a little town called Manacua. OK, you sound out of breath. That's why I ask. Oh, I got I got the window cracked a little bit. OK, I hear that.

But it sounded well anyway. Hey, drive safe. OK, Bill. All right. Thank you, man.

Appreciate you. No doubt about it. I hope he caught lots of fish. Are the New York Jets better with Aaron Rodgers? If he is to go. I would say yes. Did you see Zach Wilson play last year? Would would Aaron Rodgers be put in a position to get split in half like Mike White? Probably not.

But I want to slow down. The Jets defense is good. They do have weapons. They would have been a playoff team, but there's there's there's no even match here. I wouldn't necessarily go ahead and just slap them into the the upper echelon of of Super Bowl contenders. Would they be considered? Yeah, but they would still have a lot to prove.

It would stop there. You have a running back in Breece Hall who blew out his knee last season. The New York Jets do have to figure out members of their their offensive line.

Dwayne Brown is ancient, which just reported that he's going to come back. Makai Beckton, who they drafted a few years ago and is a pancake specialist, unfortunately, is probably a pancake specialist at IHOP as well. They have to find a set wide out a set wide out across from Garrett Wilson. And so there they are. They have pieces. They are good. Some of them are coming off of injury.

He would elevate them. But I don't I don't want to be so fast to just throw the New York Jets into contention. We have seen year after year after year.

You can you can have a whole damn team. The Buffalo Bills were expected to go to the Super Bowl. What happened? It happened the year before that. Who expected the Cincinnati Bengals there? So I think at minimum, all you can ask to do, knowing that you have a better quarterback, is to be in the race. And at minimum, that's where the New York Jets would be if they had Aaron Rodgers. It would be the biggest roller coaster ride for a quarterback in New York City in I don't even know how long. Think about some of the QBs who have come through New York, whether it's the the Giants or the Jets.

Joe Namath has been the most eccentric. Well, what's exciting about Eli Manning? He's been the guy in New York City at the quarterback position.

He's been the pillar for the better part of 20 years outside of his recent retirement. Eli Manning was an Ironman. He played football. He stood around with that goofy Eli face. He went to the playoffs and he turned into a completely different quarterback.

He put on his cape and he won Super Bowls. The New York Jets. What the hell they've been doing at quarterback for the past since Eli Manning got there?

What they've been doing? They were with Chad Pennington. Mark Sanchez. This is Geno Smith, not from last year, but this was rookie quarterback Geno Smith.

Sam Darnold. The New York Jets had a starting quarterback. Who got mono? Mononucleosis. Who got kissing disease?

He had to miss time because he had mono. What do the New York Jets have to lose, right? One day in somebody's lifetime, maybe not mine or yours, but one day the New York Jets got to get it right. You want to hear a fun fact, JR?

Is it going to be about mononucleosis? No, I'm not that adept at life. The last quarterback to wear a Jets uniform and play in a Super Bowl game is going to be 80 years old in two months. Yeah, Mr. Namath. That's unbelievable.

Ask Bears fans how they feel about their quarterbacks. But that was close to our lifetime. That was 86. I'm not talking about Super Bowls.

Oh, I see what you're saying. I'm talking about quarterbacks. And even playing in a Super Bowl, though. They played in a Super Bowl 17 years ago. That's why I said if you're the New York Jets, what do you have to lose? I'm sure the New York Jets, they can find a quarterback. They can find somebody at Newark Airport to play quarterback.

But they haven't. They've been garbage. Mark Sanchez is eating hot dogs on the sideline. He's running into his offensive lineman's ass.

The other guy has mononucleosis. The head coach of the New York Jets, not this one, thank God, but the old one, Rex Ryan, is putting foot fetish videos online. I mean, what are we doing here? The Jets are comedy. They deserve Aaron Rodgers and Aaron Rodgers deserves them. 855-2124 CBS.

That's 855-2124 CBS. Would Aaron Rodgers work in New York City? It's real simple. It's a very simple question. Answer it for me.

Don't give me no convoluted answer. Aaron Rodgers in New York. Good idea or bad idea? Call me up.

Tell me good idea or bad idea and explain. It's really that simple. Aaron Rodgers in New York. It's the JR Sport Brief Show on CBS Sports Radio. Your call is on the other side.

And we'll go down that road and be really excited about it. You're listening to the JR Sport Brief on CBS Sports Radio. You're listening to the JR Sport Brief on CBS Sports Radio. I've been listening to you maybe 10 or 11 months and I always appreciate you being poignant, intelligent and exactly what you have to say.

Call in now at 855-212-4CBS. The New York Jets, the owner, the GM, the coach, Nathaniel Hackett, used to run offense with Aaron Rodgers. They got on a plane, presumably the owner's plane, and they went to go see Aaron Rodgers.

They went to go kiss the ring. They're telling them how great he is the way that they told Derek Carr, he's great. Now they're telling Aaron Rodgers, if you come here, you can own the city. If you come here, yeah, our fans are a pain in the ass, but you're so good that we'd have results. We would win a Super Bowl.

You'd be the king of New York, Aaron Rodgers. They also understand privately the realities. If we bring this dude in here, it's going to be a pain in the ass. He might retire next year. We've got to go through that again. They're going to fight with the media. He's going to fight with them.

Is everybody going to fight? If this is the New York Jets, I say why not go for it? You don't ever win anything. You've got to be happy for what you get, even if Aaron Rodgers is a pain in the ass. You've got to settle for it. And so if you're the New York Jets, go in, go for it. What do you got to lose? You've been garbage anyway.

So a simple question I posed to you prior to the break. Aaron Rodgers, if he is to join the New York Jets, is it a good idea or is it a bad idea? I'm on the good idea side. Why not? Two disasters hooking up. Why not?

855-212-4CBS. Let's see how many people can follow directions and tell me if it's a good idea or a bad idea. Let's start off with Luke in Pittsburgh.

You're on CBS Sports Radio. Good idea or bad idea? It's a good idea.

I don't see how you can say that this is a bad idea. Like you said, it's two disasters coming together for sure. If you look at the Jets history, when is the last time you could say that you've had a good starting quarterback for the Jets? I mean, they've had so many different quarterbacks. Why not give Aaron Rodgers a shot?

This is the mix up. This is something a little different than New York needs. And if he does good, he does good. Great.

If not, so be it. You guys, you're so used to the carousel of quarterbacks anyways. So why not just throw in at least an MVP quarterback and give yourself a shot? Okay, thank you Luke for calling from Pittsburgh.

Some people would say that he's not the same dude. Some people would say that Aaron Rodgers to New York would implode for off-field reasons before he's even out on the field. Some people would say that the New York Jets, they may have some safer options where you can just focus in on football.

But what are those options? Jimmy Garoppolo? A little dicey there. Is he going to play? I think Aaron Rodgers has something left.

I think his performance last year was primarily due to injury. But I think that's where some people may take their approach. 8-5-5, 2-1-2 for CBS. That was a great call. He got right to the point. Good idea or bad idea?

Richards calling from Chicago. How about a real bad idea? I'll even go further. And there's a bunch of reasons.

I'll give you just a couple. It's that Groundhog Day for the Jets when you have Packer quarterbacks at the end of their career signing them late. Like Brett Favre. How'd that work out for the Jets? Not so good.

Very similar. And the one thing that an earlier caller pointed out that didn't really grasp this, they said they have all these pieces. And if they sign, because I looked this up, if they do sign him and his existing contract, they already have no money under the cap right now. They would have to unload three, four, five key people. Well, not even key, but they'd have to roll them out, release them, trade them to get under the cap if they absorb this guy. Well, it's been stated already that he is willing and open to readjusting his contract already. That's been said. Alright, do you think if he stays in Green Bay for $50 million... I don't think it's very clear he's not staying in Green Bay. I think that's as apparent as apparent can be.

Alright, well let's assume they'll work that out. They're a young team. He's a 39-year-old guy. And as you know, he didn't have a very stellar year last year. I don't see him turning that around. Is he good? He had a... thank you Rich for calling from Chicago.

He had a broken hand the majority of last year and busted up midsection. 855-212-4CBS. That's 855-212-4CBS. Aaron Rodgers to New York. Good idea or bad idea? Bill is here from Baltimore. Hey, JR. How you doing? I'm good. Good idea, bad idea?

Absolutely good idea. Because of the Jets. I mean, what are the expectations? Last time a Jets quarterback made me cry, JR.

I was 10 years old and I'm 63. And that was Joe Naaman. So, what do they got to lose? Okay. Alright, thank you Bill for calling from Baltimore.

Ellen is here from Wisconsin. Good idea or bad idea, Ellen? Bad, bad, bad idea. Hello? Yes, go ahead. Tell me more. Go ahead. Why? Hello?

Yes, you're live on the radio. Go ahead. Tell me why it's a bad idea. It's a bad idea because I'm a Packers fan. He's a pain in the tushy.

But we get the draft picks and they get Aaron Rodgers in a bullet because they're the Jets and they're bound to shoot themselves in the foot. That's just how they roll. Oh, wow. I hear you. Well, thank you, Ellen. Good luck into the future, okay?

I like Jordan Love. We'll see. Okay. No doubt about it. No problem. Dante is calling from Pennsylvania.

You're on CBS Sports Radio. Good idea or bad idea, Dante? I think it's a good idea but I think for different reasons. I mean, first of all, I think with the Jets' defense and Rodgers running the offense, they'll be more competitive and the Jets need something.

So, that's a great thing. But the real reason why I think it's a good idea is I'm a diehard Raiders fan and I don't want Rodgers. I don't want anyone near my team and I just want to quickly sink us in. Do you think we have a shot at getting Richardson at seven or do we need to move up? Or do you think this is a long shot with all these teams saying they're already out on the Mar? I know Mark Davis is. He's a talker and there's rumors that he wants to make a big move.

Could they just say this and make some kind of crazy deal to get him into being healthy? You're coming from the air. Okay.

Thank you, Dante, for calling from Pennsylvania. Never in my life did I think I'd hear from a Raiders fan who is just talking about the Jets but then also asking me to give the potential thoughts and opinion of an owner who walks around in a bowl haircut. I don't know what the Raiders are going to do.

I have no idea. I think they're going to draft a quarterback. I would. At the same time, the Raiders, the owner hired a guy off of television to be the GM because I guess he thought Mike Mayock was great. I don't know what the Raiders are going to do. I'm not putting thought into that.

That's an exercise in futility. But oh, here's some positive news. I think it's clear. Aaron Rodgers ain't going to the Raiders.

For now. 855-212-4CBS. Daniel is calling from Chicago. Good idea or bad idea?

Aaron Rodgers on the New York Jets. Go ahead, Daniel. Very, very, very, very bad idea.

Very, very, very good idea. Wait, wait, wait, wait. Which one? Bad or good? Did you just change your mind? Good. Good. Good. Okay.

It's a good idea. Why? I don't care where Rodgers go.

As long as he's not in the NFC no more so that the Chicago Bears can take off the it can be the king of not. Okay. All right. So you just want to see the Bears flourish. That's right. Okay.

They have a few other things to fill out before they do that. Like what they do with the number one overall pick. I don't care where Rodgers go. As long as he's smoking Green Bay. Okay. Don't care with me. All right.

Well, I think the time is up on that one, Daniel. Appreciate you, man. Okay. I'll be looking for you in the summertime. I'll be in Chicago in the summertime.

So just give it a few months, okay? Okay. No problem.

Okay. Thank you, Daniel, for calling from Chicago. This man is really going to drive me around Chicago for I guess however long I decide to stay.

I'm not going to complain. Is he going to call is he going to call you like your phone? Like what while he's driving you as if it's as if you're doing a radio show. Maybe I could do the radio show from the back of his car. Listen, I'm down for that. Let's find out what type of vehicle he has.

Okay. Didn't they have a HBO? Not that HBO show.

Yeah, they did. Didn't HBO have a show about the back of a of a cab? It was like taxi cab confessions.

I know exactly what you're referring to. Wasn't that an explicit show? Yeah, it was it was more x-rated than the show you do JR. But I can do the JR sport brief show from the back of an Uber. I could I could do show anywhere. Yeah, no, I could do I could do a show on the back of an Uber. Maybe we should maybe I should go city to city riding around in the back of Ubers and just do the show. I mean worse worst case scenario. Yeah, you could always do it on the phone and and when you do it on the phone, I hear you but I'm just saying worst case worst case scenario. We got 5G and equipment that connects to satellites. I can I can do the show high quality from the back of a Uber.

That's a beautiful thing. I don't know if I want to sit back there for four damn hours. Well, Daniel would wait on hold for four hours just to get you in his Uber.

Yeah, well, that's his business. I ain't sitting in the back of his Uber or anybody for we gonna have to be moving. Where can I in four hours? I can drive. We got a lot of truck drivers here.

Plenty. I can drive from New York to Baltimore in four. I can go to almost DC. Yeah, just mind go to DC in four hours.

It depends on obviously what time of night or morning or day you're driving. Oh, yeah, my God, right sheesh going down to turnpike and all of that. Wow, I can go halfway to New Orleans from here in Atlanta in that time.

Hey, Marco Belletti, where else can I go in four hours? If you were starting in New York, like Shep said, it depends on what time of the day you might be able to get from one side of Manhattan to the other. I get I get the Boston in four hours. Yeah, you might I think yeah, I think Boston from here would probably be in New York a little less than that.

I think you get further than that. Yeah. Yeah, I go a lot of places. Hey, Marco, you could we can all just go on the road. We all do the show and work from the back of an Uber.

That's fine. Make Uber pay for it. We can get like they still make them giant escalades. Let's just get in the back of a giant escalate. You know, that sounds good. I mean, for what I contribute to the show, I could be in the trunk. It's cool.

It's all right. I can handle it. The trunk? No.

I think you're a lot more than trunk worth, Marco. We'll get back glass. Yes, we'll get limos.

Escalade limos like in Vegas or something like that. I mean, it's we'll get sales on it. Put them to work. We'll have a working computer, right? Because that's a step up from last night.

So that'd be a good thing. Oh, my God. What's going on in New York? We got through it. It's all right. Shep and I almost an inside joke. We we had some real serious malfunctions last night, but we got through it. Oh, my God.

Do I need to send an abacus up to New York? That'd be cool. But no, I think we're good. I think we're good.

OK. All right. It's like Fred Flintstone style. It's the general sport reshow here on CBS Sports Radio eight five five two one two four CBS.

That's eight five five two one two four CBS. We got a lot of thoughts and opinions on the line about Lamar Jackson, about Aaron Rodgers. Would he work? Would he be able to work in New York City and the Los Angeles Lakers? They just did a thing, I guess, a positive thing against the Memphis Grizzlies.

And Paul Gasol got his number retired as well. And we'll hear some words from Powell on the other side of the break. We'll talk more to you. It's the JR Sport Reshow on CBS Sports Radio. You are listening to the JR Sport Brief on CBS Sports Radio. What you have, you can't even put a price on it. You have a platform and you always handle your platform with responsibility.

And for that, I look up to you and I respect you and I appreciate you. Call in now at eight five five two one two four CBS. It's the JR Sport Brief show on CBS Sports Radio with good reason. There's a lot of conversation around quarterbacks. We've been talking about Aaron Rodgers potentially going to the Jets. We've talked about Lamar Jackson ending up with the non-exclusive franchise tag. We know Daniel Jones, he is a New York quarterback.

He got his deal from the Giants four years, 160. You just heard the update a few minutes ago from Marco Belletti. I want to fill you in on this. We've been talking about this off and on.

Throughout the course of the night and then I'll get back to the phone lines. The Los Angeles Lakers, they just beat the Grizzlies one twelve to one oh three. The Lakers are still trying to hang on by, I don't know, a thread.

They're currently in ninth place, thirty two and thirty four. Anthony Davis, one twelve, one oh three Lakers beat the Grizz. Anthony Davis finished tonight with thirty points.

And twenty two rebounds in two blocks. I told you right before halftime, Anthony Davis got whacked in the face coming down off of a rebound. And he had a giant scratch on the side of his nose. He needed to go to the back. They stuffed his face with gauze. He came back out prior to halftime.

This man is breathing out of his mouth. I guess he didn't want to disappear. And have more Anthony Davis is hurt jokes, but it is inevitable. And then he came back out post halftime. The gauze was gone.

I guess they stopped the bleeding. And then he just had a giant Band-Aid on the side of his nose. And then he proceeded to put up thirty points. Twenty two rebounds in two blocks. He's great when he plays. And he did all of this in thirty points. He's great when he plays and he did all of this in thirty five minutes. Anthony Davis is great. You just never see him.

That's the part that sucks. And speaking of great. The Los Angeles Lakers retired the number of Powell Gasol tonight. Seven seasons with the Lakers. He walked away with two rings. We know that Kobe Bryant had to tell him to put his big boy pants on.

And that he did. Powell was on his way into the Hall of Fame as well. And they retired that number sixteen at halftime. Phil Jackson was in attendance. One of his former teammates on an off night with the Miami Heat. Jimmy Butler was in attendance. They used to play together for the Bulls.

There was quite a few familiar faces in arena. And Powell Gasol. Some other family that was there.

Not just some other family. But the family of Kobe Bryant was there as well. And so there was a packed house to see Powell get his number retired. And he talked and gave his speech at halftime. And he certainly mentioned Kobe Bryant at that retirement ceremony.

Take a listen to Powell Gasol. I can't go on without talking about the person in the face that I don't see. The brother that elevated me. Inspired me. Challenged me to be a better player.

Just to be a better man overall. Kobe! Kobe! Kobe!

Kobe! I miss him. I miss him so much.

Like many of us do. I love him. I wish he was here with Gigi.

I really do. But I think he'll be proud. And he was looking forward to this moment.

So, I love you brother. Inescapable what Kobe Bryant means to Los Angeles. What he meant to the Lakers.

And you even hear it in Powell's voice. Anthony Davis, the man who got slapped in the face. Who bled tonight for the Los Angeles Lakers. Who avoided a massive injury again for the Lakers. Walking away with a victory against the Grizzlies in 30 points and 22 rebounds. Anthony Davis spoke to TNT about the importance of tonight's win. Every game we play from here on out, 15 games left, 16, whatever the number is, is a must win for us.

Nothing changed tonight. And we feel like we owe the same one. You know, we let one slip away in Memphis. Obviously, you know, John was a big part of that. But no matter who, like I said, no matter who they have on the floor, they're a threat.

Everybody's a threat. How about that? More importantly, Anthony Davis was able to, he was able to speak. I thought after getting smacked in the face, Anthony Davis would just be, just unable to talk. I thought, well anyway, he's speaking.

I'm checking Twitter as I'm on the air here to see if LeBron James sent any tweets. Yeah, he did. He called him an animal.

No, that's not what I was, that's not what I was looking for. I do see LeBron James called Anthony Davis an animal. I was checking to see if LeBron James put out any more tweets. About his son?

About his son being better than some of his competition. And that LeBron James did not do. And so LeBron will sit around for the next couple of weeks. He'll figure out whether the Lakers are a complete ass if they're in the toilet. And then we'll see if LeBron is back. I think for entertainment purposes, I'd love to see him bounce back. And I'd love to see what the Lakers can do in the postseason. I don't think a lot. If they ran into a healthy Phoenix Suns team or maybe even a healthy Nuggets team, I think they'd handle them.

But it's worth noting. You want to see the best of the best playing. And LeBron James out. Busted up foot.

And the league is better served with him on the basketball court. 855-212-4CBS. That's 855-212-4CBS. Nikolai, calling from Toronto. You're on the Gerald's Board Brief Show. Hello, thank you for taking the call. How are you? I'm very well.

What's on your mind, Nikolai? Well, I was wondering why are the combine is biggest emphasis is running ability of a quarterback, the 40. And nobody mentioning their IQ, the way they read the defense, their ability, their accuracy, their quarterbacks. Why are we talking about how fast they can run? Well, I think a big part of the combine is remembering that it's the NFL televises it. It's an it's an entertainment property. Dan Campbell from the Lions said it the best the other day. He's like, look, I'm going to judge these players by what they show us on film and on tape. And a part of the evaluation process out the combine that we don't see, we're not privy to are the actual interviews.

And there are a lot of people who agree with what you just said. A lot of it probably isn't necessary. You know, do we need to know how high Anthony Richardson can jump? He won't jump over the line of scrimmage.

I mean, that'll be about the only time we see him jump. But you got a great point, Nikolai. But exactly.

It's all for entertainment, man. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. No problem.

Shout outs to Nikolai for calling up from Toronto. Yeah, that's that's what it's for. Here, listen to the great Dan Campbell.

We got to start taking all of his audio and putting it into, I don't know, maybe a book to sell. This is what Dan Campbell had to say about the combine. It's not even the working out portion. Like to me, you grade them off the tape.

You don't grade off somebody out here in pajamas running around on 40 with no defender around or offender. So but the meetings are great. You know, the meetings are really pivotal.

So all the other stuff, whatever. Just tell me when to show up. We'll get it done. I'm sure it exists somewhere on YouTube. I need I need like a full. Twenty five minutes of Dan Campbell just saying Dan Campbell things. The kneecaps, the the grit, the pajamas at the combine. I was going to get fired. I knew I was going to get fired. I need a Dan Campbell.

I just I just need 30 minutes to do. You're right with the crying. Oh, yeah, with the total crying and all of it. And it's tough on Derek Carr, but not on Dan Campbell. Interesting. Well, Derek Carr has been you know, one thing I've heard about Dan Campbell from a lot of people that he could be Derek Carr, probably in a fight. Yeah, that he's tough.

You know what I've heard a lot about Derek Carr? That is the antithesis of tough. There you go. And there you have it.

I ain't trying to see Mr. Campbell in a dark alley. It's the JR sport re-show here with you on CBS Sports Radio. I'm going to get some more of your calls on the other side. We're going to talk about these quarterbacks. It's just a wild world in the NFL.

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