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Willie Mays legacy doesn't get the recognition it deserves


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It's the J.R. Sportbrief show on CBS Sports Radio. NBA playoffs are set, folks. The Miami Heat, they beat the Chicago Bulls, they're gonna take on the Milwaukee Bucks. And the Western Conference, the final play-in game.

Not too long ago, the Minnesota Timberwolves, they beat the Oklahoma City Thunder. They secure the eighth seed in the West and they're gonna take on the Denver Nuggets. And in less than 12 hours from now, the NBA playoffs officially get underway. The Brooklyn Nets are gonna take on the Philadelphia 76ers. This is all on Saturday after that. Atlanta and Boston, New York and Cleveland, Golden State and Sacramento. That's just for tomorrow. You got a full slate of games on Sunday as well.

The Los Angeles Lakers at Memphis, Miami at Milwaukee, the Clippers at Phoenix. And I just told you, Minnesota taking on Denver. It's been a busy night. It's been a fun week of play-in action.

You get a little bit of a bumper before you move on to the actual start of the NBA playoffs. And so I'm gonna be here with you for one more hour. That's it. One more hour and then I gotta shut up. Phone lines are open. That's 855-212-4CBS.

That's 855-212-4CBS. Thank you to everybody listening all over North America. I'm coming to you live from Atlanta, Georgia. Super producer host Dave Shepherd is coming to you live from New York City. And so I'm gonna get to your calls this hour.

We've had a fun show so far. I also need to tell you about the Dallas Mavericks. The punishment that they received from the NBA for tanking.

Not really much of a punishment will get there. But before we do that, let me tell you about the 8th seed teams, right? These are the teams that are going into the playoffs to be eliminated. They got a couple more games before they go on vacation.

Good for them. Let's start off with Miami. They beat Chicago 102-91. This was a back and forth game. Miami Heat, they went on a run 15-1 to close out the game. Jimmy Butler and Max Struce, they both had 31 points. And Miami took the lead for good when superstar playoff version Jimmy Butler went right to the basket, went up for a layup, got an and one and that was pretty much all that she wrote.

That's the reality of the Heat radio network. Jimmy working on the V. Pumphé gets underneath, got it up, got hit, got the bucket and the foul. The Butler did it again. And now they'll go to the playoffs and they'll probably get eliminated by Milwaukee.

Maybe they'll win two games. Jimmy Butler, he spoke to TNT after the game. And Jimmy Butler's just like, yeah, we, we just going to keep on trying. We don't quit. We don't give up. We're the Miami Heat. Keep being in attack mode, eventually the ball's got to go in.

I can't keep missing layups. Did you feel the pressure as a seven seed, you know, you lost the first play in game and had this one close. What is the pressure within locker room?

Nah, I don't know. I don't think any of us felt any type of pressure. We went out, we competed, we played the right way, corrected some things and did what we were supposed to do. Okay. All right. Good luck against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Good luck. Hey, let's go to the game that ended not too long ago. Let's let's look at Minnesota taking on Oklahoma City, 120 to 95 was the final score. Hey, guess who was back, Rudy Gobert. Guess what he did tonight. He ain't punched nobody.

And I know he's dealing with his back issue that was part of the fight from this past Sunday. Rudy Gobert, 21 points, 10 rebounds, 33 minutes. But the star of the night, Carl Anthony Towns, 28 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists, 11 of 16 from the field. Carl Anthony Towns even had three blocks.

He spoke to Lisa Salters after the game on ESPN and he talked about, yeah, we came and we played basketball and nobody punched nobody and no drama. Carl, for folks tuning in to see drama, any kind of drama from your team, all they really saw was domination. How were you guys able to make it look just so easy tonight compared to Houston? Yeah, we executed at a high level state discipline.

Like I said before, in our our shoot around, you know, we just utilize our advantage with size. So did a great job tonight utilizing that to our advantage. We got the job done.

Now we got to get ready for Denver. What were you doing? What were you guys doing collectively, defensively that kept their shooters so quiet? I think we just did a good job contesting, just pressuring them. We just did a good job, like I said, being disciplined, executing our game plan. We did a really good job of that. We made some shots. It just worked out really well. It was a great team win tonight.

Okay. I wasn't expecting Rudy Gobert to punch anybody else, but I'd have been okay if he did. Kyle Anderson, he had 11.6 rebounds, 4 assists, and he didn't get punched.

Good for him. Head coach Chris Finch. He talked about what worked for the Minnesota Timberwolves today. Just kind of like never letting them really get into a rhythm other than in that third. And then I thought offensively, we also did a good job, played pretty intelligent offense. It was nice not to give back a lead, you know, which we've done quite a bit.

But yeah, guys were super locked in and they knew what it was going to take to win this game and they went out and did it. So enthusiastic. I'd sound like that too if I knew Rudy Gobert was about to get cooked by Nikola Jokic. Jokic is about to serve that man.

Poor Rudy Gobert can't move laterally right now to save his life. Speaking of another winner, I don't know if he's trending, but I'm sure he is. Alex Rodriguez just caught on camera, you know, rubbing and giving a just a polite massage.

You know, your date, you put your hand on the neck, you rub it a little bit. Of course, it was Alex Rodriguez. And he's a winner too.

Right? Shep, Alex Rodriguez, is he a winner? Consider him a winner?

I would say he underachieved considering the talent he had around him. But in 2009, he won and he was a big part of it. Yeah. World Series. Yeah.

Yeah. World Series. Congratulations, Alex Rodriguez. He's a winner at life.

But then also he's still kind of, let me get out of that. If you asked Derek Jeter, would he call his 10 plus year teammate a winner? What do you think he'd say to that? I think Derek Jeter might have some other words for Alex Rodriguez. Along with Joe Torre and every other Yankee that played with A-Rod. I think a lot of people who've been in the vicinity of Alex Rodriguez would have some ...

They wouldn't be glowing words. Let's just put it that way. Good on Fox, right?

We'll give them that. Big Poppy likes him? Big Poppy likes everybody. Yeah, okay.

Okay all right. He got in the Hall of Fame first ballot given what happened and the things he did off the field because he likes everyone and everyone then in return likes him. He's the most likable person in sports. I think Alex Rodriguez just gives him good cigars. That's it. That's a good one.

That's it. I think you got to have a reason to like him there anyway. He can afford it. Yeah, he can. Well, anyway, I heard he does a lot of real estate.

I also heard Alex... Never mind. 855-212-4CBS. That's 855-212-4CBS. It's nice to know the playoffs are set. And now we can just get some of these teams the hell up on out of here. What do we got here? I don't know. Doug is calling from here in Georgia. You're on CBS Sports Radio. What's up, Doug? Hey, what's going on, JR? Hey, Shep. What's going on, baby? How are you? I'm doing fine, man.

I'm thinking maybe the Hawks might take one out of the series. That's about it. Yeah.

I agree with you. Yeah. Maybe one. Maybe two.

Maybe. My question to you is, do you think they're going to think about moving Trey in the off-season? I think it's inevitable that somebody has to go and he would net the most value for them to try to be decent moving forward. I don't know if it's going to be this off-season, but it's just a matter of when he moves on, both he and De'Jaunte Murray.

There's no way in hell I see that working out. More so because the rest of the team is flawed. There's too many redundancies on the team. Yeah.

None of that. It's just like, you move one coach out and that's one thing, and then there's two. There's something dysfunctional going on.

I don't want to put anything on anybody, but it's just something's wrong. Yeah. Quinn Snyder ain't going anywhere.

We know that much, so next up is one of the players that'll probably be Trey. Hey, thank you, Doug. I take it, bro. You too.

No doubt about it. 855-212-4CBS. It's 855-212-4CBS. Jack is here from Cleveland. What's up, Jack? Nice to talk to you and Shep, JR. Thanks. Nice to have you. Are you there? Oh, okay. Yes, I'm here.

Nice to have you. Yeah, you were talking about you don't see athletes doing commercials. I can think of a few right off the top of my head. Old guys? A little older, yeah.

Well, I'd say Frank Thomas and Doug Flutie. What is Frank Thomas selling? Oh, he sells that stuff so you could have the good time with your wife, right? Right. There you go. They do that. The two of them do the commercial together.

Well, do they? Charles Barkley has been doing that Capital One thing during the NCAA tournament. It's like a decade. Yeah, that's a long time. Yeah. Shep has been doing Icy Hot. Oh, well, Jack, I'm talking about old ass athletes, man.

Well, I have the name if you brought them up before. Yeah, and there's nobody else outside of him. He's like 20 years older than Charles Barkley.

Three days older than Durch just about. Oh my God. Damn, Jack. Have a little bit of mercy.

I'm just kidding around. Now, Joe's a nice guy. Years ago when I had tickets for the Browns, I went and held up a rubber chicken with a Jets helmet on, you know, like that and he acknowledged it, gave me a thumbs up on the thing. So I always thought he was a pretty decent guy. Yeah. I think everybody thinks Joe Namath is a cool dude except for, what is it, was it Michelle Tafoya?

I think that's who it was. Hey, thank you, Jack. Appreciate you. Yeah, no problem there. And I got my enjoy your show. Thank you. I appreciate you. Yeah, I think it was Michelle Tafoya that Joe Namath had a little too much to drink on Monday Night Football and I think he told her he wanted to kiss her.

Yeah, that's how it is sometimes. Mr. Al, he's calling from here in Atlanta, Georgia. You're on CBS Sports Radio.

Go ahead, Mr. Al. How are you doing? How are you doing, young man?

I was surfing the channels trying to come down for the night. I'm an old dude, 70. My pop is 90.

Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. Did you just say you were 70 years old and equate that to- I'm 70. Well, I'll be 70 in a few months. I was born in- Slow down, Mr. Al. Mr. Al, relax.

My battery's real low and then we won't probably pop out, but you pissed me off. Well, no, I need to correct you here. Your ass is not old, Mr. Al, but go ahead. Okay. And so I'm surfing these channels because I'm more of a book guy than a sports guy and I heard you and a white guy and you just wanted me out. Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.

The white guy here is more than a white guy. Okay. Come on.

No, no, it's not. Oh, I got to put you on hold. I hope your battery dies. Don't call my guy here and just call him a white guy. He's a human being and what is him having to be white and how do you even know he's white?

His name is David Shepherd. Don't do that. What if I picked the phone up and said, Hey, you black guy, sheesh. I don't even want to talk to that guy anymore.

Shop. What the hell did he want? Do you know what he wanted? It was just Jer, but basically he was not liking the fact that he felt Willie Mays to some degree was being disrespected. I called the man 91 years old. I'm not saying you disrespected him.

No, no, no. I'm not saying you agreed. No, I'm not saying you agree with him at all. I'm just saying for him because I'm not, I'm not talking to that guy and he said he, you know what? He said he was 70. I had to tell him, well, first of all, you're 70 you're not old.

I don't consider someone to be 70 old. Uh, and then next of all, I could tell you what he is. Uh, well I can't say that either.

We, we can do better than that, man. What was his name? Mr. What? Mr. Al.

I think Mr. Al, it feels like, like Mr. Ed, like, like, okay. I think not to speak for Mr. Al, but I would just say that he's very fervent about the legacy of Willie Mays and he isn't, Willie Mays is an individual for, I would say half a century that has been overtly disrespected by the media masses at large. Sure. That doesn't have anything to do with what I was just saying. Oh no, I, I, but I understand, I understand his anger. I understand a thousand percent where you're coming from, but I think people, I think people absolutely have, have mistreated Willie Mays and I think in large part JR, that's so much of why he has not been in the public eye for, I would say the better part of 30, 40 years now.

Yeah. Well, more recently it's cause he's old and that has nothing, that has nothing to do with his, his playing career. It has nothing to do with, uh, I think his, his treatment. I just think he's, he's 91, but I, but yeah, but he has spent, he has spent his life. He is the oldest and last dude living here and when it comes down to, to baseball legends from a certain era. Exactly. And we never like, like, okay, so Kofax is a little younger, but he's in that generation, but he didn't play in the early fifties Kofax, obviously he retired at 30 years old. It's I don't care. But even Sandy Kofax JR, you do, he does pop up every now and then.

You never hear from Willie. There is not a one size fits all for getting old. And I don't care if it, you know what it is particular because it is baseball. Like people get old. It's a part of life. And so what? There's not a one size fits all.

There's not a one size fits all for anybody's personality. And so it might be nice to have somebody pop up or be here or there. And I, so what, he don't want to be seen. We have guys who are, and sure he is a legend of, of, of legends that you, God knows we don't have Bill Russell here.

He popped up, but there's not, it's not necessary for everybody. What do you, what do we want from them? And JR, I guess that's kind of my point is even when Bill Russell was, and no disrespect to the great Mr. William Felton Russell, even when he was in his last months, like he was still on camera, congratulating Steph Curry and discussing what makes him.

So we're being a finals MVP. That's all, that's all I'm saying. Like I understand Willie is 91 and everyone ages differently and he's blessed to be 91 in the first place. And we're blessed to have him here at 91.

I just wish I heard more from Willie in my twenties and thirties and not so much in the nineties with Bob Costas. That's all I'm saying. Oh, well that's, that's fine.

Well, I think the reason is the old, Hey look, I may disappear in five years and I'll be fine by me. What? What? What? You got another 50. What do you mean you're going to disappear in five years? Yes.

I'm not talking about the face of the earth. Hubie Brown has got to be close to 90. He's still doing games on ESPN. Good for Hubie Brown. It's keeping him alive. What about Bob Euchre?

Bob Euchre's got to be close to 90, 88, 89 I would guess. Hey, good for them. It's keeping them alive.

Good for them. Hey, different strokes for different folks, man, you got to find what makes you happy. You got to roll with it. And I mean, it's not even an age thing. You, you live in your life and you know, people, people have different passions. People have different interests.

There's, there's not a one size fits all and not, it don't matter if you are, you could be 30, be 40, be 50, 60, 70, 80. Like that's the beautiful, beautiful thing about life. There ain't no blueprint. There's not something that says, Oh my God, you should do this. Oh my God, it's necessary for you to do that. Uh, no, just just do what you want. This is my, this is my philosophy with life. Do what the hell you want. As long as you ain't hurting nobody else.

This is it real simple. It's the JR sport brief show here with you on CBS sports radio, otherwise known as the black guy and the white guy. I'm going to get some more of your calls on the other side of the break. I want to tell you about another white guy since we're just, just saying what everybody is. We'll talk about a billionaire white guy. His name is Mark Cuban. It's the JR sport brief show on CBS sports radio. You are listening to the JR sport brief on CBS sports radio.

You are listening to the JR sport brief on CBS sports radio. Thank you for getting my call in. This is my first time, but I've been wanting to call for a moment, but I just need to say tonight, thank you and God bless you. I have listened to your growth and your maturity for a long time, and I'm very pleased with where you're at now and how you use your platform to be fair, to be equal, to be just. Call in now at 855-212-4CBS. Well, that was a nice thing to say.

Thank you. It is the JR sport brief show on CBS sports radio. You know, I was telling you about Mark Cuban before we went to break. And as you know, Mark Cuban's team will not be participating in the NBA playoffs because they suck. There's no combination of Kyrie Irving and Luka Doncic that was going to work, especially when it's like two guys and then, you know, three other dudes on a court with them and other guys don't matter. And so we know last week the Dallas Mavericks basically punted on the season. Last Friday night, they decided to play absolutely nobody. They're trying to hold on to their 10th pick instead of it being sent over to the New York Knicks. And so they said the best way for us to do this is to intentionally lose. And as a result, we have found out via the NBA today that the Dallas Mavericks, they've been fined. And when I say fine, they got a slap on the wrist.

They didn't have their picks taken away. Seven hundred fifty thousand dollars. That's it. That's it. The Dallas Mavericks will find seven hundred fifty thousand dollars for taking last week after Jason Kidd sat up there and he sounded, I don't know, he sounded like one of the worst politicians ever. Jason Kidd last week was hilarious. You know, after the game, it's just like, hey, Jason, were y'all trying to lose? Listen to this crap. Understanding it's not so much waving the white flag, it's, you know, decisions sometimes are hard in this business and you have to make hard decisions and we're trying to build a championship team.

OK. And then this was a much more important question. So, hey, Jason, your team tried to lose on purpose. Mark Cuban wanted you to lose the game. So Jason, did you agree with tanking? Do you agree with the decision? Yes, those are my bosses.

So yes. Oh, man. Jason Kidd says Cajones must be on Mark Cuban's desk somewhere. I mean, sheesh. And this isn't the first time that the Mavericks or Cuban have been slapped with a fine. We know Mark Cuban gets punched in the wallet all the time. It was back in 2018 where Mark Cuban specifically, he was fined $600,000. He was sitting on a podcast and he said losing is our best option. He admitted that the Mavs tanked for a whole year.

It worked out for them. That was the season that they were able, the off season, they were able to trade for Luka Doncic. $600,000. And so at what point do the Dallas Mavericks, do they tank again when Luka decides to leave and then they just go, oh, we got to suck again. And Mark Cuban admits to that. At what point does Adam Silver say, hey, man, you got to get your ass up out of here?

Never? I mean, I expected a more stiff penalty here than $750,000. Mark Cuban probably had a dinner with that money last night.

Dallas Mavericks fined $750,000. 855-2124 CBS. It's 855-2124 CBS. Walt is calling from Toronto. What's up, Walt? Hello? Yeah, you're live on the radio. Go ahead.

Yeah. It's Bob, but that's OK. No worries. Well, nice, Bob.

Good to have you here. Go ahead, Bob. No worries.

Just real quick. You were thinking it was Michelle Tafoyo with Shonayo Susie Kobler. Oh, Susie Kobler, yes.

Thank you. Yeah, I remember it vividly watching. It was actually a bit funny. Hey, such Susie. I want to kiss you, right? Isn't that what he said? Yeah. Yeah, yeah.

Leaning forward and she's leaning back. But anyhow, just on Golden State, Sacramento. I know the seedings, obviously, 3 and 6.

What's your thoughts on Sacramento? Obviously, they had a very good year. Golden State, would you consider it an upset if Golden State beat them? We all know the road record.

I just looked it up 11 and 30 this year. It wouldn't be an upset if Gold... I'm actually favoring Golden State to go over the kids.

It wouldn't be an upset. When you go through this for, I don't even know how many years now, with Golden State, they have more experience. I think they have a better roster. They have more depth. It's just a matter of injuries. And despite all of that, I think they'll overcome the Sacramento Kings.

Yeah, no. I mean, certainly the experience, I think, well, I think it might probably play out, I think. You know? They're just a smart... Well, you know, this is nothing against Sacramento. I just think Golden State's a bit of a smarter team, been there, done that type of thing, and know how to win. But it's gonna be fun. It's gonna be a fun watch. Look, I'm expecting the Kings to pick up a victory or two. And I know, I think they're gonna be some folks who absolutely lose their mind when the Kings go on like a 15 to nothing run here. But come on, this is the Golden State Warriors. But hey, look, we've seen teams, veteran teams, get punched in the mouth and get hit with reality. And if this is the Kings' time to do it, I would give them even more credit if it takes place. Yeah.

It'll be interesting to watch. Okay. Thank you, Walt. Bob. Bob. I'm sorry. Bob.

Walter. Bob. Sorry.

No worries. Thank you, Bob. Bye. Yep.

Okay. Bob. Walter. Walter. Bob. Billy. Bob. Thornton. Hey, you talk to Walt and I'll talk to Bob.

As long as he knows who he is, that's all that matters. What else we got here? Connor's calling from Cali.

What's up, Connor? You're on CBS Sports Radio. Hey, D.R., thanks for taking my call.

I wanted to talk about Dan Snyder selling the team. And frankly, I am relieved. I don't want that guy owning them anymore.

I know the sale's not final, but I'm happy to say that hopefully... You don't sound happy. Well, I'm tired. Oh, okay. All right. I understand.

Yeah. Okay. All right. And I'm full support of the Warriors.

I'm a big Warriors fan, and despite their tough time in the regular season, I think anybody standing in their way of getting through this, I think they can shove their way through. Okay. All right. Is it okay if I do the rest of the show in your tired voice?

Yes. Okay. I'll try my best.

Thank you, Connor. Appreciate you. You have a good weekend. All right? You too.

Thank you. Hey, Shep, if I do the rest of the show in Connor's tired voice, are you gonna yell at me? No.

I would yell at myself. You were untouchable, J.R. That's not true. Man, Connor, what was he doing? What type of week did he have? I should have asked him that. So that's actually Connor's typical demeanor. I've spoken to him before? Many times. Oh.

Many times. He's such a good dude. Like he's such a nice guy. Maybe he puts me to sleep when I speak to him.

I don't remember. I think it's more at a deference for you, and just like whenever he calls, he's just so polite, and sometimes that can be mistaken for like being really soft-spoken and lethargic, although he brings it. He just doesn't...

He's gotta just bring a little more juice. That's all. But we love you, Connor. Yeah, I don't need anybody to come on here and just kinda kiss the...

I don't need that. Kiss my ring, and I don't need that crap here. Just talk to me like we hanging out. Hey, Paul is calling from Alexandria up in VA. What's up, Paul?

You're on CBS Sports Radio. That's funny. That's funny because I called to kiss your ring. Oh, go for it. Go for it. I'm standing up.

Go for it. Anyway, when you handled that guy who said he was 70 years old, and I just thought that it was... These days, with all this identity politics going on, and all this... I happened to be 83 years old. I was listening to radio tonight and ran out of politics and hockey, and I'm tuned into you're the old faithful, and you've really been quite a very good successor to the previous guy that used to bust Shep's stops all the time.

I really like you, you know? And what you said to this man just touched me because Jackie Robinson was one of my heroes. Willie Mays, even though he played for the Giants, you couldn't... What's not to like about Willie? He was out in the street playing sick ball with the kids in New York, and he's got a right to age the way he wants to.

And I suggested to Shep, give Willie a call, track him down, find him, see what he's up to. Maybe he's healthy, maybe... I don't feel good playing this. When I'm 91, I don't know, maybe the cell phone will be implanted into my brain, but I'm probably going to quit that too.

Well, you don't know, and I never thought I would ever be 83 with the mind of a 17 year old, or sometimes a six year old, or sometimes a 40 year old. And I just know that my... I don't care to go to hockey games anymore because it costs now $35 to $60 to park my car. I don't want to take the subway. What, to go see the caps? Yeah.

Oh, okay. To park the car. Yeah, I don't want to drive over there anyway, man.

They give away too many tickets. Exactly. You're exactly right, and that's why I parked underground. But there was just a shooting outside of the... whatever the latest name of that place is. Yeah, whatever phone booth they named it after this. Exactly. But I give Ted Leonsis a lot of credit.

He built that place... well, Abe Poland built it with his own money, and I don't like what the nationals have done with the owner getting all kinds of land. Well, Ted Lerner will be gone. Hey, Paul, we're going to have to have a D.C. conversation between you and I sooner than later, okay? Well, anytime you're in D.C. sometime, I will actually get out of my house and meet you somewhere. Oh, that'll be next week.

That'll be next week. What are you going to be doing then? Well, I mean, you want me to tell you on the radio what I'm doing in D.C.? No, no, no, no. Maybe you're doing a charitable thing.

Maybe you're doing a... Oh, no, no, I'm not doing anything in... no, I'm not doing... well, everything I do is charitable. But, yeah. Here's what we'll do, Paul. I'd love to meet you should I have time.

I'm not sure, but I'd love to. What I'll do is I'll put you on hold and then we connect in D.C., okay? Okay. All right, hold on. Thank you, Paul. Don't go nowhere. It's the JR Sportbree Show here on CBS Sports Radio. I just go across the country connecting with everybody.

Just everybody. Why not? I love a free lunch, but I always end up paying. I'm not paying this time. It's the JR Sportbree Show on CBS Sports Radio. You're listening to the JR Sportbree on CBS Sports Radio. Hey, I love your show. I love you, brother. I work the graveyard shift and I listen to you every night.

It's a pleasure talking to you and you be well, brother. Call in now at 855-212-4CBS. It's the JR Sportbree Show here with you on CBS Sports Radio. Hey, of course, the lines are bumping. I'm gonna get your calls in and then I'm gonna have to bump my ass up on out of here. I'm just waiting on the NBA playoffs like everybody else. I'm gonna probably watch Brooklyn and Philadelphia and then I'll wait to see how many points Joel Embiid has in the first half before I quit on that game and then I will watch Atlanta and Boston and I'll watch, you know, Boston probably beat them. New York and Cleveland, I'll see Julius Randle hobble around but the game that I really want to see tomorrow night, Golden State in Sacramento.

That's gonna be a lot of fun. Sacramento Kings hosting their first playoff game since 2006. The last time that Sacramento, the Kings, were in the playoffs, they were playing in Arco Arena.

There was no beam. It was all about that cowbell. Oh, how about this? Hey, Shep, the guy that tried to punch his teammate, he spoke after the game? Yes, and not Draymond, the other one. Oh, Rudy go, yeah, the more recent one. Hey, Rudy Gobert, tonight, 21 points, 10 rebounds, no blocks, he played in 33 minutes.

Minnesota, they got that eighth spot over OKC, now they're gonna take on Denver Nuggets and Jokic. Good luck to Rudy Gobert there. Rudy Gobert, this is what he had to say about the victory.

It was great, you know, obviously, when the season started, the goal was to be one of the best teams in the West and to make a deep run in the playoffs, obviously, with the mindset of going and trying to win a championship, you know, and build something special. I am never, ever going to be able to listen to Rudy Gobert and not think about four first round draft picks. Tim Connolly really traded this man and gave up four first round picks and also Walker Kessler and then three other players, Beverly, Malik, he gave up legitimate NBA players, a future dude who'll be here in the league for probably 10 years blocking shots, and four first round picks, he gave up a whole basketball team for Rudy Gobert. I know Rudy Gobert must feel like a thief, stealing all his money, he's like, at least Minnesota didn't fall apart.

That would have been a hell of a story, they were on their way. 855-212-4CBS, we got Andrew here from Michigan, you're on CBS Sports Radio, what's up Andrew? Hey J.R., how you doing? I'm very well, what's up?

Hey, I just want to let you know I enjoy listening to you when I'm on patrol, so I think my night's a little bit better. I know you're all about basketball right now, but, you know, I'm about the NFL draft and the Lions right now, you know, I never felt like this, like a Lions fan, it's pretty hard to be a Lions fan, but I just want to get your opinion, you know, I respect your opinion about it, Atlanta Falcons just got, Jeff Okuda, you know, you guys got a great guy. They got Dupree too, they signed him today, he's been hurt. Oh man, I didn't know that, but I don't know if I like that shirt because I like Jeff, but you guys got a good guy, but what's your opinion about the Lions off season and about coming draft for them? Well I think the Detroit Lions, I'd be comfortable, so first of all, congratulations to the Lions for still having that first round pick from the Los Angeles Rams who didn't want any of the damn picks, and now they don't have any of them. And so I think the Detroit Lions, they should go ahead and continue building up that defense, that offense pretty much carried them last year, especially with that comeback, and expecting Aiden Hutchinson to continue on to being like an all pro caliber player, I think he needs some help on the line with them. I appreciate that, yeah, I agree with you, I agree with you, I just want to get your opinion, you know, I'm happy for the Lions, like I said it's hard to be a Lions fan, so. Listen, Lions fans deserve a whole lot, they deserve 10 years of success, but we know Jared Goff, he ain't gonna last that long.

But on the up and up though, not a quarterback, look, the Lions I believe will continue to hold on to respectability, but when they first have an opportunity to move on from Jared Goff, I think they're gonna do so, but we'll see. I agree, thank you J.R., I appreciate it. Thank you Andrew, be safe out there my man, he said he's doing patrol, I don't know what he's patrolling, but be safe. Clark is calling from here in Atlanta, you're on CBS Sports Radio, go ahead Clark. Hello? Yes, you're live on the radio, go ahead.

Hey, talking about Willie Mays, I'm 71 now, so I got lucky, my dad was a Giants fan, so when I was 12 I got to see Willie hit two on the double header at Wrigley, and long before Jordan and the great chairs and Tiger, Mays was something else, I remember they announced his number going to the batter's box, and it would be the game of the week, they'd say now batting number 24, and he would start digging in there, it looked like he was digging like to hit a softball, and I'd never seen, I thought he was bigger than he was, a little guy, but big arms, big thighs, probably swing a 35 inch bat, hands low, and I'd never seen a ball get out so fast, in such a hurry, a line drive left center, I got to see the hat come off on the basket catch, Willie got old, no disrespect, I'm just glad he's still around period, and I saw some highlights on how he is, and you know what, for stealing 300 bases, and playing like he did, playing hard, you're going to get old, everybody ages a different rate, but thanks for having me, but long before those cheers, and you're seeing like 31,000 people cheering the opposing player, they cheer for Banks, not like Willie, anyway thanks Jayar. That's respect, thank you so much Clark for sharing that, calling from right here in Atlanta, let's go to Houston and talk to Mark, you're on CBS Sports Radio. Hello?

Yes, you're live on the radio, go ahead Mark. Hey Jayar, I talked to you last time about when the Astros lost to Atlanta Braves, I tried to get in. You called a couple of years ago in the World Series?

Yeah, that was a couple of years ago. Okay, well talk to me now, what's up? Well I tried to talk to you last year, but I'll tell you producer is that the topic shifts so fast that I'm not caught up on a whole bunch of the other sports, but as far as basketball, I did say this, and I said this to some of the guys when we were coming back into town today, is that like, you know, basketball to me is really kind of, it's really kind of gone. Oh, you don't like basketball, well I gotta be honest here. No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, Mark, Mark, you have to, Mark listen to me, listen to me very, listen to me very carefully.

Yes sir. This show is gonna be over in less than 60 seconds. You may, you have to, just give me a sentence of your point, do you like basketball today? I love basketball, but I do not like basketball today. Okay, I get it, is basketball today too fast for you?

No, it's not too fast, it's just that, it's just not that insane anymore. Okay, too many shots, too many threes? No, no, and I put out this, I have not watched a basketball game all year, and we said this on the ride in, and I just rode in from, okay, from Springfield. Alright, Mark, we gotta, we got, you don't like basketball, hey Mark, call me back on Monday, earlier on, we can talk about this, okay? I think I'll be back in Springfield Monday. Well you, I'm gonna be here on the radio, the phone number ain't gonna change, okay? I'm here, 855-212-4CBS, he doesn't listen. But I thought for you, like tonight, I'm off tonight, but when I, when you're on, Okay, Mark, the show's done. But they are, they are, I love the show. No, Mark, the show is done, I'm sorry, call me next week, I gotta leave.

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