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It is! The JR Sportbree show here on CBS Sports Radio. Shoutouts to everybody tuned in and locked in all over North America. That means Canada.

That means Mexico. Shoutouts to, I don't know, everybody. Shoutouts to people, the firefighters. They waiting to save people. Shoutouts to the hospital workers. I don't know. People holding it down.

If you're holding it down, you know what the hell that means. Much love to you. Uber drivers, Lyft drivers. Shoutouts to the people in Vegas. I hope you're making that money, right? I hope you're making that money.

And then you got people out in Vegas just rolling around. If you want some money, send some to me. I'm creative, okay?

All of my social media is JR Sportbree. I'll let you be creative. You can send me money. You probably know how. Anyway, I'm not in Vegas.

I'm minding my business the best way that I can. Here in Atlanta, Georgia. Thank you to our super producer and host, Ryan Hickey.

He's holding it down for us on the boards in New York City. I get started every single weekday, 6 p.m. Eastern, 3 Pacific. It's been that way for a month now.

As I pull up on, I don't know, I guess it's March, I think. Four years exactly here on CBS Sports Radio in March. So, here we have it. Anyway, you can always listen to the show on the free Odyssey app, your local affiliate. If you got Sirius XM in your vehicle, on your phone, on your computer, it's 158, that's the station.

What else do we got here? Odyssey app, Sirius, affiliate. You can go there and you can listen on a smart speaker. Like when I walk in my house, this is what I do.

I say, hey, play CBS Sports Radio. And that stupid Alexa will answer and then this stupid thing talks too much. Hickey, you don't got one of those things, do you? No, actually, that's a lie.

I do have one, but it's tucked away like in a closet somewhere. Unplugged, too. Yeah, I remember you told me that. Yeah.

I had to adjust the settings. You know, I'll ask Alexa, I'll be like, hey, Alexa, what's the weather outside? They'll be like, hi, JR, the weather is, you know, 35 degrees and sunny. If you'd like to know, I can tell you the weather in Singapore right now.

And I'm like, I do not care about the weather in Singapore. Like, just give me a break. Just tell me what I asked you and shut up.

It's like being back in high school. I always had that kid that didn't know when to stop. The teacher, can you give us some more homework? Nah, just shut up.

Talk to the teacher after the class, after we leave. Anyway, speaking of talking, that's what the hell I get paid for. We've had a lot. Thank you oh so much to Seahawks legend KJ Wright. He's done so much. He's experienced so much. He's played in the Super Bowl. He's experienced the Super Bowl victory. His team beat the living hell out of Peyton Manning. He played with Russell Wilson. His coach was Pete Carroll. The new head coach of the Carolina Panthers, Dave Canales, was on the staff. And so he had an opportunity to talk about it. A lot.

And then he also played in the NFC West, which we know he had to take on the 49ers. And so thank you to KJ Wright for his expertise. If you missed that interview, you can go ahead and hit rewind on the free Odyssey app.

And then it is Wednesday. And so I shared with you a new top six list. I just got right to the chase. Tonight, I shared with you my top six list of champions in sports, the biggest individual winners and difference makers. It's tough because how do you cram it all into six? And so I had to think about people who did a lot of winning on the field.

And in most cases, it's kind of a tiebreaker. I had to think about their impact on society. And so let me give you a quick recap. And if you missed the explanations and the wise Odyssey app, you can go ahead and you can even hear all of the supporting audio from each one of these athletes. But specifically, when it comes down to Bill Russell, I want you to hear one more time. There were really two key reasons outside of championships and the other one having to deal with trying to advance society as to why I had Bill Russell at number one on my list.

First of all, let's take a listen. This is Bill Russell explaining his championship mentality, his winning mentality. They know that they're going to lose. And just how they were going to lose was the only question for them.

That's what I wanted them to think when they came to the game. We shut a guy down or block a guy shot and say, yes, we did that to you. If you come back, we'll do it again. If you come back again, we'll still we'll do it another time.

So you have to try something else to do. Yeah, man, Bill Russell, he was the type of guy. Hey, I'm a punch you in the mouth.

You've got my punch in the mouth again, at least on the basketball court, away from the court. Civil rights didn't care what you did, what you said. Faced racism all over the damn place. And he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011.

You got to go, whoa, wow. And then Barack Obama gave it to him. And Barack Obama highlighted the fact that if you ask Bill Russell, hey, man, are you a basketball player? You're 6'9". And Bill Russell had an excellent answer. Listen to Barack Obama.

He says, that's what I do. That's not what I am. I'm not a basketball player.

I am a man who plays basketball. Bill Russell, the man, is someone who stood up for the rights and dignity of all men. He marched with King. He stood by Ali. When a restaurant refused to serve the black Celtics, he refused to play in the scheduled game. He endured insults and vandalism, but he kept on focusing on making the teammates who he loved better players and made possible the success of so many who would follow. Yeah, it's hard to follow that up. Right. And if there are plenty of civil rights icons who participated in sport and I could go down the list, a lot of them worked with this man, Bill Russell, and have their own unique stories.

But if I wanted to put championships, individual success, I wanted to make sure that Bill Russell got some love on tonight's list. 855-212-4CBS. That's 855-212-4CBS. I'm going to get your calls and then I'm going to ask our producer. I'm going to ask Ryan Hickey.

You know, who's a champion that he says, damn, that guy or that girl is it? 855-212-4CBS. Let's go ahead and talk to Dave. Dave is out of Knoxville. You're on CBS Sports Radio. What's up, Dave? Hey, JR. Love the show.

Love any time you're on. So there's one, and I love your list. I mean, there's no one you can really argue about on that list, but there's one guy I didn't hear, and that's Tiger Woods. I mean, if we're talking strictly just like winner, champion mentality, I mean, Tiger was just, Tiger was a killer. And I think that a good metric for thinking about people like this is, you know, who else can you compare them to? Like, who's another Tiger? Just like, who's another Michael? Who's another, you know, it goes on. But when he was in his prime, which I wasn't really old enough to fully appreciate at the time, I mean, it's just, I mean, no one was ever like that. So I just wanted to throw his name out there.

I would love to hear kind of what, where he would fall on your list. Oh, thank you, Dave. I appreciate you for calling from Knoxville.

Thank you so much. Yeah, I mean, without a shadow of a doubt, Tiger Woods is probably the most influential golfer ever. And we know he sits behind Jack Nicklaus when it comes down to championships and majors, I should say. Tiger got 15. He's been sitting on 15. Jack has 18. And I know Tiger Woods is still trying to go out there and get another one. It was still a little bit of a shock and surprise when he picked up that Masters in 2019. Now, having said that, you took a look at my list and you said, ah, it's hard to take anybody off of it.

You are one trillion percent correct. But when I think about Tiger Woods for all of the great and everything that he's done for the game and his expansion of the game, it's it's still it's still tough not to look at a lot of the controversies. OK, getting chased out of the house by his wife. And I'm not saying has nothing to do with golf. But as I think about the individuals, this it's it's a blemish, it's a big one. You think about Tiger Woods and it's difficult not to go, OK, accident, drug use, blondes. That's tough.

It is what he did for golf and what he done individually. Absolutely. But him, his story, I mean, the guy had to sit up there and apologize next to his mama.

Who wants to do that? Goodness. I had to apologize for being I don't want to say a. Hickey, help me out here. Not a not a dog.

A dog is accurate. He just you know, he he could be tied down. Could you imagine having to do a press conference next to your mother about how you've been sleeping around too much with the you know, the ladies?

Could you imagine? Damn, that's that's that's what Tiger Woods did when I get off when I get off air, I'm going to watch that press conference again. I guess I got problems. Eight five five two one two four CBS is eight five five two one two four CBS. John is here from Omaha. You're on the J.R. sport re-show. What's up, John? Hello. Thanks for taking my call. I want to get right to it.

I really enjoy your show, by the way. Muhammad Ali, I grew. I'm 60. I grew up there, you know, when we were kings with boxing, especially the heavyweight division. And Muhammad Ali, what he took on his shoulders as a man refusing to go to the Vietnam War, being stripped of his title, Cassius Clay. And then Muhammad Ali, there's he is my Mount Rushmore for champions. And then there is everybody else because all these other guys in there.

Great. And thank you for the Bill Russell mention. I argue with a lot of people over Bill Russell and how great he was to society in sports. But Muhammad Ali is a mountain of a man, a presence. You can't even put it into words.

I've been on hold for a while trying to think of what I would say, what I would say. There is no teammates. There is no league. There's no association. There's nobody marching with him. He took off and went his own way and set a standard for bravery and manhood. I don't think can ever be equaled. And he never, ever sacrificed one ounce of integrity or one ounce of himself. I can't think of a braver man. I can't think of a more heroic man. And I can't think of anybody else who, when you say that name, to this day, I get goosebumps just thinking about him. And I'll remember, you know, lighting the torch at the Olympics that one year. He was above and beyond anything I've ever seen. And I've been around a lot of sports, a lot of personalities, and there's just no equal, no comparison.

It's Muhammad Ali as one of the greatest human champions ever, let alone sports champion. And thank you for taking my call, JR. Well, absolutely, John. Thank you for calling from Omaha. John said he had to think about what he wanted to say when he was on hold. How could you say anything better than that? You can't.

You couldn't. I mean, in all honesty, Muhammad Ali has been at the top of a lot of lists here with that I've done. And so this time I wanted to highlight Bill Russell without a without a shadow of a doubt.

But now he's correct. You can't take away from Muhammad Ali. He is one of the forget. Forget champions. He is one of the greatest athletes that we have ever had here on planet Earth.

Latin period. And I could sit up here and Muhammad Ali is and I tell the story because not everybody has heard it. I've never met.

I've met a lot of people. I have never met Muhammad Ali prior to his passing. I did actually work with his daughter, Leila. My uncle is a producer and he helped Leila Ali formulate her walk out song in Madison Square Garden. And so I had a front row seat to see Leila Ali.

I don't even remember the poor sap of a woman that Leila beat up. But it was amazing to to be in Madison Square Garden for Leila Ali fight. And then her dad, nobody knew that he was going to be there, but he was. And he was announced in Madison Square Garden, stood up and clapped for Muhammad Ali, gave him a rousing ovation. And yes, Madison Square Garden in New York City, one of the most diverse places on planet Earth. And it's one of the Klitschko's was fighting there that night as well. And it didn't matter if you were coming over from Europe or you were from the Bronx.

Everybody got up and showed this man love. And that is one experience. I've seen a lot of hand claps in stadiums standing up and cheering and losing their minds. But that is something that is just kind of etched in my brain as one of my favorite sporting experiences. And nobody won a championship and nobody won a title. You know, Leila beat up a woman and one of the Klitschko's, I think it was Vitali, beat the hell out of a dude. But no, I remember Muhammad Ali.

It's the J.R. sport re show here with you on CBS Sports Radio. We're talking about champions like real champions, people who made major moves, people who you go, damn, that's inspirational. Wow. I can aspire to be that.

I aspire to be that. It's all can champs. I got Bill Russell a number one for me. It's the J.R. sport re show on CBS Sports Radio. I'm going to get some more of your calls on the other side of the break.

Yeah, maybe my homes can sniff this list in the future. Don't move more your calls on the other side. You're listening to the J.R. sport brief on CBS Sports Radio, the J.R. sport re show here on CBS Sports Radio. I want you to think O'Reilly Auto Parts for all of your car care needs.

You're guaranteed low prices and excellent customer service from the professional parts people at O'Reilly Auto Parts. Eight five five two one two four CBS eight five five two one two four CBS. We've been talking about champions, right? I told you, if I had to think about a champ and someone that I really go, oh, damn, this guy's awesome, not just for what he did on the field to play before he did for society. And we can go down the down the line of, you know, civil rights icons who also played ball and, you know, the 50s, 40s, 60s, 70s.

And, you know, we can even fast forward till today. But just the combination of how many rings he got, the championships, what he did off the court. I got Bill Russell and number one. Hey, Hickey, before I pick the phones up, is there any athlete that you look at and just go, well, damn, that's that's cool what he or she was able to accomplish? Very, very, very niche.

I understand that. But Cale Sanderson, wrestler undefeated in college, the only college wrestler ever. He won one hundred and fifty nine and oh, did not lose in high school, did not lose in college, went to the Olympics, won a gold medal. Only time he ever lost his career is one time came out of our time and lost some younger kid.

And at that point, his career or at least his peak was done. And now is a head coach of a college wrestling team. Penn State, not not a big deal. Oh, I'm out of here. Nine out of the last 12 national titles.

He wins and wins a lot. You helped me out here. I never wrestled anybody on a mat in my life. Oh, you know what?

That's that's not that's not that's not true. OK, so, you know, you've wrestled once or twice. You've grappled. No, no, I've had a man, Adeline Gray, Olympic U.S. women's wrestler. She's that's a lie. Not professionally, but I've done a shoot with her and she I don't want to say she taught me how to wrestle like I know what I'm doing. She pinned you? Yeah, she threw me around. She's fine and carry. She just threw me around like a ragdoll. It was it was it was for fun. But help me out.

What the hell? I mean, I guess you can impart that much information on wrestlers. It's the technique. Is it the training? Help me out here. I mean, I'll be honest, I don't really know exactly.

I mean, I think most of I think it is definitely technique and also mentality. But like Penn State wrestling is not a very big or very explosive or dominant, maybe is a better word to say, until he came there. And then it's like since 2011 and I think one of the years they didn't win was covered.

So it's like really two years. I haven't won a national title as a play or I guess a wrestler. He didn't lose as a coach.

Now he doesn't lose. Not many, not many people and not many athletes can say they can win in both playing and coaching. I appreciate you bringing that to light, man. I was not aware.

And that's amazing. It's cool how you can go from sport to sport and how in a lot of cases, coaching or playing a sport and then coaching doesn't mean that it's going to lead to success because either you have too high standards or, hey, typically the physical skills won't always match up. But like in the case of someone, it's always like the running joke. You know, you got one of the most successful basketball players ever and Michael Jordan can run a team and they got ran nowhere but into the ground. And it's it's not like, hey, if Michael Jordan woke up and said, oh, I will go downstairs and coach the Hornets that they are going to have success.

It's quite the opposite. It would not matter. We got a scrub. I don't want to call him a scrub. He's a minor player, the dirty work player for the New York Knicks and Phil Jackson. I mean, he ends up being one of the most successful coaches ever of all time. So rather interesting that it's not a transferable skill playing into coaching.

And speaking of that, I do want to talk about Doc Rivers, but we'll get there. 8 5 5 2 1 2 4 CBS. It's 8 5 5 2 1 2 4 CBS. Arnold is here from Buffalo. You're on the JR Sport.

Will you show us up, Arnold? JR, I'm in Buffalo, New York. It's not snowing, which is unusual. It's cold.

I'm in the garage working on a snowblower to get ready for more snow. And I heard the 10 minutes that you did on your top, what was it, six or 10 gentlemen? Yeah, we do six. Yes, six less. Yeah. Well, let me tell you, that was about the most moving thing that I've heard on sports radio in my life.

And I'm 75. Oh, damn. Thank you, man. Appreciate that. It was so serious and so thoughtful. It's hard to explain. Could I ask you to add one consideration?

Oh, you can do it yourself. Go ahead, Arnold, go ahead. Those men that you were talking about, I was sitting, my wife thinks I'm crazy about yelling in the garage, say, Mohammed, say, Mohammed, right?

Ali, you know, I figured that was going to be, I would have bet that would be your top man. Excuse me. These guys were not simply great athletes, which of course they were. They were great Americans.

Yeah. And I think that that's a consideration that should not be cast away in addition to their talent, what they did and what they represent, and still to this day, the strength of their character is, well, it's hard to explain. No, it's not. Unless you were there, unless you lived through it.

Arnold, I think is, as you know, character isn't a quality that is always embraced now in society. People look at a whole lot of crap and want to go with that and go, oh, well, people love it. It's like train wreck. It's like, oh, my God, the train crashed. And just because everybody peeked their head out of the window and said, oh, well, we got five million people looking at the train wreck.

Let's have more train wrecks. That doesn't mean that it's it's quality. That doesn't mean that it has substance.

Everybody is is here for the clicks, the hits, the views. And, you know, there's there's still something to have to be said about substance. And a lot of that has to do with character. And so I appreciate the fact that you you recognize that, Arnold. And as I mentioned, I have talked a whole lot about Muhammad Ali.

If you're new to listening, I appreciate you. I'm talking about. Yeah, I kind of am. But I mean, it's just it was so impressive. I'm telling you, believe me, this is this is not clickbait stuff.

You were you were putting your finger on some serious. Well, thank you. Yeah, I don't need to.

We need stuff like this now. Well, thank you, Arnold. I appreciate the fact that you.

Yeah, I don't do clickbait. I do. I do substance.

Arnold, thank you so much. And what are you doing? You working on that snowblower? When's the next snow come to Buffalo?

Any time I don't want it to. OK. It'll be this weekend. Hey, enjoy the Super Bowl, OK, Arnold? Oh, yeah. Hey, God love you. Good night. Thank you.

All the best, Arnold. I tried my best not to make a joke about the Buffalo Bills and I did it. I consider myself a success. I do eight five five two one two four CBS.

That's eight five five two one two four CBS on the other side of the break. I mentioned how difficult it is to just transition over into the coaching. Well, we got a guy who just dropped with an NBA team that's expected to win a championship.

A team still ain't doing all that good. I'm going to give you an update on this Doc Rivers guy on the other side of the break. And then, you know, speaking of history, there's so much that took place this day.

February 7th, historically in the world of sports. I'm going to get some more your calls. We're going to go through some history. And then, yeah, we're going to listen to Doc Rivers, I guess.

Complain, be happy, something in the middle. I don't know. You are listening to the J.R. sport brief on CBS Sports Radio. It's the J.R. sport show here with you on CBS Sports Radio. Super Bowl can't get here quick enough, can it? Right.

Just wait for the damn game already. But we have been talking about greatness tonight. We have talked about champions. We've talked about success.

We've talked about how you attain it. And then, you know, somebody brought up coaching in the last break and I'm like, yeah, it's it's difficult. No matter of fact, Hickey, Hickey brought it up. Hickey, what is the Penn State coach's name?

Cale Sanderson. And this man was winning himself. And now he's at Penn State and he's passing that on to all the wrestlers. They're still winning.

And I'm like, damn it. Winning is not a transferable skill. I mean, you can share the tips and tricks of the trade. It's no guarantee that people are going to pick it up, even if they have the physical talent.

And I talked about how tough it is. And we see it all up and down every sport. In most cases, you're not always going to have the greatest of the great athletes that just step into the box or the sidelines or the bench and just have success. I mean, Bill Belichick can't go out there and tackle nobody in the NFL. Mike Vrabel did.

And we heard a story yesterday that maybe Mike Vrabel is too intimidating, you know, for a head coaching job in the league. And, you know, I brought up Phil Jackson. He was a do the dirty work type guy for the New York Knicks when they won in 73.

And it's not it's not written etched in stone that being a great player means you're going to be a great coach. And that that made me automatically think about Doc Rivers. Doc Rivers was a good point guard in the NBA. He made an all star team.

Nobody is going to mistake him for being one of the best guards that the league has seen. And he has transitioned over into what feels like and has been about twenty five years of coaching here in the league in the NBA. We know about his championship with the Celtics. At this point, it feels like people forget that he started off with the magic and then he's with the Sixers until they gave him the boot last year. And then he went to ESPN for not even half a season. And then he took Adrian Griffin's job. And now he's one and four as the Bucks head coach. And granted, they lost last night, a 114, a 106 to the Suns had no Damian Lillard.

He's dealing with an ankle injury. But Doc Rivers is just trying to tie things together. And and it's kind of funny, he's going to be the All-Star Games coach. Like he's taking Adrian Griffin's spot because the Bucks are sitting at the top, sitting pretty. And Doc Rivers is just like, oh, yeah, I'll give him my bonus. Like that's supposed to be some consolation prize.

Listen to this from Doc Rivers. That is ridiculously bad. It really is. Well, he's going to get some money. That's for sure. Entering.

You know, it's one of these quirky things. I think there should be a rule somehow that someone else does it other than me. Maybe I'll send my staff and I'll go on vacation. I'm going to run that by Adam Silver.

I think he's you know, Adam's a good man. I think you'll understand who the hell is forcing Doc. Are they forcing him to coach the All-Star game like that?

Be a sham. I mean, most people, nobody gives a damn who's coaching there. But yeah, let is any Joe Prunty is still there. Let him coach the team. Nobody cares. And at the same time, if Doc Rivers is standing around, he just he looked like a ham.

He looked like a guy who's standing around looking for attention. I don't know. Maybe he's going to go out there and try to recruit his own future talent.

Maybe possibly. The Bucks are going to be back in action tomorrow against the Minnesota Timberwolves. So good, good luck to them there. 8 5 5 2 1 2 4 CBS. That's 8 5 5 2 1 2 4 CBS. Sydney here from Buffalo. You're on the JR Sport re-show.

What's up, Sydney? Hey, JR. I want to say it was a really good list from my point of view. But I think if I could have added one thing to that list, I would have added Jim Brown. I think because I know he only won one championship, but he kind of kick started the NFL and showing like the NFL is something to watch or like go to games because, you know, they didn't really have television, I guess, back then. But in nine of his seasons, he was really, really good. MVP, Pro Bowler. Yeah, of course.

Oh, yeah. And I think eight of his nine seasons, he had left the NFL and rushing. So I think he was a really fun guy to watch. I watched some of his highlights on YouTube at one point. And I think if there was one extra spot or an honorable mention on your list, I think I would have put Jim Brown. OK, well, thank you, Sydney, for calling from Buffalo. Yeah, you mentioned a one championship.

One that came in 64. He's at the top of the list for a lot of things. Running backs, all time, influential athletes. Champions. Yeah, you can put them there.

I want to put them on this list specifically. Not specifically. 8 5 5 2 1 2 4 CBS, Steve. He's calling from Baltimore. You on the JR Sportbreeze show. What's up, Steve? Hello, JR. Good evening. Not a first time caller, but I haven't called in a while. Where the hell you been? I've been listening to you and now that I'm more of a night owl. So now that you switched to the earlier show, whatever, it's harder for me to catch you. But your boy Dave, he's wild.

He's sort of taking taking the challenge up. But anyway, I want to make it. It's Bart Winkler and Shep After. Right, right, right.

But I mean, Jeff has no problem getting in his butt if you don't think something is right. OK, all right. But anyway, that's a different subject. Well, I mean, I didn't want to say I don't I don't know. I don't know. I said ask. Never mind. I'm getting off the subject of what I read, what I called for.

OK. But I wanted to make an honorable mention because it's been so inspirational is John Carlos. And he's Tommy Tom, the two athletes in the 68 Tommy Smith and John Carlos. Oh, one came and won the bronze. The other one won the gold medal in the 68 Mexico City Olympics. And they knew they were sacrificing that once they put their fist up in the air during the national anthem, that they were going to sacrifice their careers.

And to be that is a real champion when you know what you what you're going to do in the field is you're going to sacrifice like Muhammad Ali knew the stance he was going to take, was going to sacrifice his boxing career for his prime years in boxing to take a stand. But I just wanted to make a message real quick about this this silver medal winner in that race. Tommy, Tommy Smith was actually in. He was actually here in Atlanta, honored on on Martin Luther King Day. That was pretty cool to see. I was present for that. And then I've met John Carlos, I want to say, about a decade ago. And he's a cool dude.

So just a little personal perspective there. What else you got, Steve? I got a few other calls I want to get.

I know I'll be real quick. But the gentleman who came in second place from Australia, actually, John and Tommy said that he was very instrumental in helping them because they didn't have only one pair of black gloves. And he turned around and told them, said, well, why don't you guys share the gloves? One put the left glove on the left.

And the other one with the glove on the right. And he actually supported them. He had the button that was for the human rights, whatever the button was to support them. And he went back to Australia.

They said that he actually suffered worse than they did because at least they had each other. And the Australian Olympic Committee never allowed him to raise his name. His name is Peter Norman. And God rest his soul. He's no longer here with us. Great man. Great man.

Thank you so much. Thank you, Steve. And you're a night owl. You don't want to listen to me. Forget you then, Steve.

OK. Take care. I'm joking with you. I know I'm joking. Hey, Hickey, you knew I was joking with him. What am I that nice?

A guy he does. He doesn't even take me serious when I'm giving him crap. What is that about?

A lot of jokes are said in that in that call, I guess. Well, he was he went from talking about getting in somebody's behind and he actually talked about something that's actually noble and respectful. Anyway, since he decided to bring up a history lesson, I think I got one for everybody here today.

And this is rather interesting because today is February seven. And so if you jump into a time machine and if you go back, I don't know, maybe as recently as last year, I was doing the show in Phoenix, Arizona, at the Super Bowl. And I think we can go back to a year ago where LeBron James scored 38 points and became the NBA's all time leading scorer. The Lakers, they smacked around Oklahoma City one thirty three to one thirty in L.A. and LeBron. He passed Kareem Abdul Jabbar's thirty eight thousand three hundred and eighty seven career points. I want you to take a listen to that exact moment almost exactly a year ago.

I think maybe two hours from now or two hours to the day last year. This is the NBA on CNC. Listen to this. Looking for James. He's got it. Coming to the end of the third quarter, LeBron James, a shot in history. LeBron stands alone. The NBA's all time scoring record now belongs to LeBron James. And he's still he's still going and going and going and going.

He's the energizer bunny, damn it. And I know everybody's scoring at a ridiculous clip. Like how many how many career points is LeBron James going to finish with at this at this rate? Like, damn, what is he going to have? Forty five thousand career points when it's all said and done?

I have no idea. He's he's approaching forty thousand, which is going to be nutty in its own right. And I think he can tack on another, I don't know, two, three, four. No, look like he's slow. He has slowed down, but he ain't slowed down that much. And that's not the only thing to take place this day in sports.

If we go back to 2010, it feels bad at all. This stuff feels so recent. Drew Brees and the Saints, they won a championship. They beat the Colts 31 to 17 in the last score came from Tracy Porter. He decided to pick off some guy named Peyton Manning to seal the game.

You might know this voice. It's Jim Nance, the NFL on CBS. And it's Tracy Porter taking it all the way. Touchdown, New Orleans. Yeah, it happened on the same day.

Amazing things. Yeah, there's a lot of Super Bowl action that is taking place. And you can throw LeBron James in there as well. I feel like I've picked on Peyton Manning today enough. Talked to KJ Wright, reminded him about the Seahawks destroying Peyton Manning in the Super Bowl with the Broncos. But then Peyton Manning, he got one, right? He got one with Denver. He got another one with the Colts. So, you know, yeah, you win some, you lose some. Not everybody can be Tom Brady.

Sorry about that. Richest caller from Chicago. You're on the JR support me. Show us up, Rich. Hey, Rich, you're live on the radio. Now he's not. Abraham from Buffalo. Go ahead, Abraham, quickly. Hey, JR, thank you for taking my call. Isn't it funny we say that? Like it's a call-in show.

Of course you take calls. Anyways, your producer there brought up wrestling a while ago and you said you didn't have much reference for how difficult it is. And I wrestled all four years of high school and then like halfway through my first year of college and, man, that is not fun. Yeah, I know.

That's why I don't have a frame of reference because I ain't doing it. I mean, practice isn't fun. Tournaments ain't fun. Losing ain't fun.

The only part about it that's fun is winning. It's just incredible that somebody would go through high school and college undefeated. I mean, that's truly an accomplishment. Who is the greatest wrestler of all time? Oh, I don't know. I probably just have to go with Cale Sanders. I don't have the list in my head.

I'm more of a sports player than a watcher really. OK, I can think. I don't know. Rulon Gardner. I don't know.

I know Burroughs was at the top for a while here. I mean, lately. But I got to catch up on my my wrestling. Hey, thank you, Abraham. Yeah, you have good night.

You as well. Abraham had an echo. I don't know what that was about. Yeah. Well, I got Hickey.

What do I got? Two years? No, no.

Wait a minute. I got a couple of months. July, France.

Oh, my God. I'm thinking about the World Cup already. But no, that's in two years. We got the Olympics.

Damn. You know why it seems so soon? Because of that covid in Japan, you know, or not covid in Japan. I'm not trying to I'm not trying to get those emails, but the covid year pushed the Japan Olympics back. I got nothing wrong with Japan.

Nothing more. I got no beef with China. I like China.

I've been to China. It's cool by me. Anyway, the J.R. sport re show here on CBS Sports Radio. It's a wrap. We're going to be back tomorrow starting at 6 p.m. Eastern, 3 Pacific.

It's a big afternoon. Why? Because the NBA trade deadline is tomorrow at 3 p.m. Let's see what takes place. We'll be able to talk about the trades. Let's see if anything crazy happens in Vegas. I'm hoping.

Fingers crossed. We haven't got a ridiculous story yet out of Vegas, but everybody is finally starting to descend now that we've gotten to Wednesday and pulling up on Thursday. If you've missed a minute of the show, you want to re listen to the top six list.

Top six greatest champions hit rewind on the free Odyssey app. You can find me everywhere. I am at J.R. Sportbrief all on social media. I'm done. We're gone. Make sure you have a great night. Be smooth. Be safe. Be well. J.R. Sportbrief show is done. Bart Winkler is coming up next. Thank you.
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