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Price and coverage match limited by state law. It is the JR Sport Brief Show here on the Infinity Sports Network. I hope you had a great Wednesday. Damn it, I'm only going to be here for one more hour. If you're just tuning in, where the hell you been? Been here for the past three.

The show gets started every single weekday at 6 p.m. Eastern, 3 Pacific. Much love to everybody tuning in all over North America, coast to coast, country to country, sea to shining sea. The mountains, the valleys, the hills, the plains, the beaches.

Hickey, did I did I nail everything? Like from sea to sun? From sea to sun? That's how it goes, right? Sea to sun and she. Right, right.

That's exactly right. Come on, we're in second grade. Yeah, second grade. Pledge of Allegiance. Yeah, I pledge allegiance to the flag. Hey, Hickey, stop the music. I pledge allegiance to the flag, the United States of America, to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, one nation. It's been a long time, Hickey, I failed. You're so close.

I was. Indivisible, right? Now it goes. That's the one that trips you up every time.

I would, without a doubt, say invisible every single time. Indivisible. With liberty and justice for all.

You were one line away. With liberty and, you know, I'm used to just going amen at the end, that's why. I'm just going here, I'm at the end, just say amen and just give me the dinner, you know?

But I'm mixing up the prayer before food and the Pledge of Allegiance. You know the last time I did the Pledge of Allegiance, Hickey? You don't want to know the last time? Oh, when? I don't know, 1996, right? Was that what, high school or elementary school?

Ah, man, what is that? Elementary school, probably, I think. I don't even think we did it when I was older, like in fifth grade.

I don't even think we did it then. Did you do the Pledge of Allegiance all the way through school? I'm pretty sure I did it through high school.

High school? Yeah, I'm pretty sure we did the Pledge of Allegiance in high school. We didn't do no Pledge of Allegiance. I don't remember a few things in high school. I don't remember any of that. Pledge of Allegiance? I don't remember that. It's been a while.

It's been a long time, man. Shout outs to everybody who fully knows the Pledge of Allegiance. Now I'm going to get people telling me I'm less American. Listen, folks, I live here and pay taxes like everybody else.

I do a lot of things for the country, and doing the Pledge of Allegiance every day is not one of them. It's been a while. Anyway, JR Sport Reshows going to be here with you for one more hour. We've had a busy day, obviously getting you all set and ready for the NFL Draft tomorrow. Knock yourselves out. We got coverage here, by the way, on the Infinity Sports Network tomorrow for the entire first round, starting at 8 p.m. Eastern, 5 Pacific. We got all the picks. You'll hear them live.

We got all the analysis. You hear that between myself and Bart Winkler. Hickey is going to be... Hickey, what do we all do? Are you hanging out too? Like, you do whatever, right? Push on the buttons tomorrow. Oh, no, you're not just pushing buttons. You're part of the show too.

Be part of the show for all six hours. Me and you, marathon men. You're damn right. We do what we want here on the Infinity Sports Network. We got you covered.

We're going to have a fun time. And Shep is here too, right? Shep will be following the show.

He will have our instant reaction, instant analysis post NFL Draft show. What the hell does that mean, following? What does that mean, following the show? Oh, he's coming on after us. Yes. Once midnight ends, you and Bart's responsibilities are done.

Ah, okay. Boom. Like, then we go back into show mode, if you will. Shep will be back in show mode right as we wrap up the draft, which should be at midnight Eastern.

Usually, the NFL's always pretty good at being on time and ending on time. So we'll see. Why in the... What? Why the hell do we got 10... Is it 10 minutes between each selection? 10 minutes. Yes.

Oh, my God. And the clock won't even start at 8 o'clock. So make trades and just waste time?

What are we doing? How long do you think the Bears are going to go before they put the pick in? Oh, they're going to make everybody wait, right? Isn't that what they're going to do?

I was going to say at least eight minutes. They're going to sit there. Big conversation to have. Who are we going to take? Polls was talking... What did he talk to the media yesterday? The GM, Ryan Polls, spoke to the media yesterday.

And he basically said, we know who we're going to select. Everybody just has to wait until tomorrow. I mean, well, damn.

So as soon as the clock starts, put the card in and let's go. Well, what are we wasting time for? All right. Well, I'll make sure to do a lot of talking with Bart while we wait the waste of 10 minutes. We got you covered.

So don't go anywhere. And we've had a busy show tonight as well. Obviously, we've given you a top six list. It's what we do every single Wednesday. Tonight, we focused in on some of the worst quarterback draft busts that the NFL has ever seen.

And number one on the list, some guy named Jamarcus Russell. He was just there for the money. I mean, he's like a lot of people who show up to work. Why the hell are you going to work? Because you love it?

Probably not. You are probably showing up to work just because you want the money. Jamarcus Russell treated quarterback for the Raiders like this was a job at, I don't know. Dollar Tree? No disrespect to anybody at Dollar Tree.

None at all. But he treated this like a job at Wendy's. No disrespect to my people at Wendy's. He treated this like a job at, I don't know, Pfizer. No disrespect to any of them drug pushers at Pfizer.

But this is how he treated it. You sit down in the job interview, hey, so why do you want the job? And in the back of your head, you're saying, why the hell do you think I want the job? I want the job because I want the money.

But you can't say that. Hey, why do you want the job? You've got to sit there and lie because I think I'd be a great addition to the organization. No, just say I want the money and I think I can get it here.

Let me show up and do my damn thing. But Jamarcus Russell, he didn't give a damn about being a quarterback in the NFL. He got his 31 million dollars guaranteed.

And Jamarcus Russell went on with his damn life. Is that going to be Caleb Williams? I don't think so. I don't.

Is it going to be Jayden Daniels? I don't think so. I feel like younger people, they want to work for what they got. Right. Not what they want. Younger people don't want things for free. They're not entitled brats.

They want to work for things. That's what I've heard. Right. Anyway, to humor myself and you, let's once again listen to Jamarcus Russell on the pivot.

Remind everybody that he ain't no bust. Do you consider yourself the biggest bust in NFL draft history? When you look at it that way, I say I must have been the best to be the biggest. Right. I'll say my then turn out how I wanted to or not how they expected it to, you know, but if you don't call me a bus, like you say, put the biggest on it. I love it. You don't say it.

Put the biggest on it. But that don't bother me, man. Like that's that's that is not in my world. That bus don't have it on a plan. It don't apply. None of my family. It don't apply. None that we have going on.

So, man, they can bust all they want. All right. Come on, man.

It's twenty twenty four. Everybody got a podcast. Where's the biggest bus podcast by Jamarcus Russell?

Where is it? I need it. I wouldn't tune in. I just would pay attention to the clips. Hickey, do you listen?

And we still got to get that segment together. Is there an athlete podcast that you listen to? No, no. Yeah, I don't listen to one athlete podcast at all outside of the clips.

Like I said, that's the social media we talk about on the show. I don't either. I don't I don't.

It's not like, hey, it's hey, it's eleven in the morning. I need to listen to something while I chop up some lunch or something. Let me let me turn on Draymond Green. I'm like, no, I don't need to hear Draymond. I don't need to hear Trey Young. I don't need to hear and no disrespect to any of these people. But I don't want to listen to the pivot. I don't want to hear. Who else got a podcast? Brandon Marshall, I Am Athlete. Yeah, Paul George has a podcast and that's right, Johnny Manziel.

I can't sit down and listen to Shannon Sharp. No, thank you. No disrespect. Yes.

The late they got a late night thing as well now. Come on. And you know what?

Maybe it's different. We talk about this, right? And I'm going to confuse myself with Shannon Sharp in regards to celebrity. I'm not stupid. But after I talk about sports, my damn self, the last thing I want to do is going to I need to listen to eight hours of Shannon Sharp and Ocho Cinco.

I'm like, no, thank you. I just want to watch the games and sit down and have a beer and take out my trash and mind my business like everybody else. I mean, we got we got people in getting podcasts while they get their haircuts, right? So you just heard from Jamarcus Russell. Probably the biggest draft steal in NFL history is that guy named Tom Brady. And listening to Jamarcus Russell tell everybody, if I'm going to beat a bus, call me the biggest bust. I want you to listen to Tom Brady, because on this podcast that he sat down and did while he got his damn haircut. Tom Brady pretty much told everybody what he doesn't like about young athletes, what Tom Brady doesn't appreciate about younger guys coming into the NFL. This is from the Deep Cut podcast, and it's a clip.

Listen to it. I think the biggest problem with a lot of kids these days, all about them, it's all about them, their brand, their social media. And then when it's about me and not about us, well, there's no way to succeed as a team if all you're doing is think about how selfish it is for you to get the attention. It's cool to show the world how great you are. But the most aspiring thing is how great you can make others. That's the point of life is what we could do.

How do you help other people finish the race, not just you? Uh huh. How about that? And that's the story of your life.

That's right, Tom. That's how I that's how I view my life. You know, it's like, what can you do for somebody else? Because in a lot of cases, at some point in life, it's going to suck. OK, what the hell are you doing to help somebody else when you got the time and the opportunity to make somebody else's life a little bit easier?

Why not do it? It is a skin off your back that damn much. And Tom Brady is right. And I can't speak for playing in the NFL, but I can certainly speak for being a human being.

We got too many people running around thinking the world revolves around them. Me, me, me, me, me. And I get it. Talk about a brand. I get it.

I just put up this video promoting the NFL Draft show tomorrow. Hickey, it's weird. I'm not an old man.

Not by any stretch. Like people message me all the time. Man, you're a legend. You're a legend.

I'm like, man, don't. Legends got to be old. Am I legend, Hickey?

Like Internet? Not really. Right. Am I in the sense of legends being old and you can't be a legend.

You're too young. Well, thank you. I appreciate that.

Thank you for the cosine. It's like, oh, I've been doing this since 2009 and like early Internet videos. I'm a legend. I'll take that. I'll take that, but damn legend.

But it's true. If I got to think about when I started in 2009, Hickey, when I put myself on the Internet, people were looking at me like I was from outer space. You're really going to put these videos about sports on the Internet? You're really going to talk about this?

Are you OK? I would record, Hickey, I would record myself outside. People looked at me like they needed to call the police. I'm like, it's just a camera, people.

I'm just talking about, I don't know, Gary Sheffield. Like, give me a break. It's not the worst thing in the world. I can't go outside without hitting somebody in my car who's trying to record themselves on their phone or taking photos or setting up lights. Everybody is all recording themselves. And I'm just like, whatever happened to the part about just living life?

Everybody's thinking about me, me, me, me, me, about other people. Tom Brady's right. I wish he'd shut up about the whole return talk, but Tom Brady is right in that regard.

Thank you, Tom Brady. 855-212-4227. It's 855-212-4227. Dave is calling from Pennsylvania. Hey, Dave, how are you? You're on the J.R.

Sport Brief Show on the Infinity Sports Network. America can't wait to hear you. What's up? You and Hickey are awesome. You guys have the best personalities on radio, first off. But I got to tell you something. You forgot one guy, Tony Marinovich.

He was built to be this superstar, this ultimate robo athlete that fizzled very quickly. And just being a Redskins fan, I think you need to take off his shoulder. Oh, no. Well, well, hold on.

Is it is it possible that Todd was a bust? Isn't that what typically happened? Sorry, Tony.

No, it's OK. Isn't it? Isn't this how it goes? Like your parents push you into being this person and then all of a sudden you're rebellious and the opposite happens. Like his dad was trying to make him super athlete. And the next thing you know, this guy is just on every drug imaginable, you know. Yeah, I'm just saying everybody thought, listen, I brainwash my kids to be football team fans all the time. I have all the stuff, all the gear.

So I get trying to make your kids what you want to be. But I he was just built to be this super athlete, the super guy. I'm just saying above his shoulder. That's all I'm saying. I'm not saying he probably sticks.

OK, I'm not I'm not arguing about the list. There's no doubt about it that he was a bust as well. I just say to myself what he was getting popped for drugs before he even got into the league. It's it's a little bit different. Like we all want to push our we all want to push our kids to greatness.

Some of us more than others. We put restrictions on our kids. You can't do this. You shouldn't do this.

And then it's natural the kid wants to just go explore. Well, I mean, you're telling I don't know, you're telling the 10 year old, hey, man, and then, granted, you don't want to have it, then fine. Can't have an Oreo. Why can't I have an Oreo, dad?

Because you're going to be the best quarterback that the NFL has ever seen. You just got to go, what? Let the damn let the damn kid have a cookie. I would say nutter butters are better. But OK, Oreos are good, too. And I haven't had an I haven't had another butter. Now, now go ahead, because I'm not a sugar person. Now you've opened this up. I like pastries from Germany.

Then help me out. And now people are going to be angry at me. What the hell? I know what another butter is, but what is it? It's that peanut butter thing with the stuff in the middle, right? Yes, but anything with peanut butter is great. My dad used to work for Reese's and I'm telling you anything with peanut butter.

OK, I get all of that. Describe another butter. Tell me, what is another butter?

It is two peanut butter wafers in between a peanut butter cream filled goodness. Oh, yeah. Yeah. Yep.

That's exactly what I thought. That's why I've never had one, because I looked at it and said, I'm not eating this. I'm not eating it. You missed out.

Did I? Is it too late in life for me to have another butter? No, it's never too late. Peanut butter is good for all ages at any time of life. I like Oreos. I haven't had an Oreo in, I don't know, maybe like 10, 15 years. I haven't had an Oreo forever. Well, now they have peanut butter Oreos. So you can just have a peanut butter Oreo.

So you like peanut butter now. Oh, Dave. Oh, thanks, Dave. Thank you. Thank you. I appreciate it. Oh, listen, I eat like one, so that makes both of us.

Thank you, Dave, for calling from P.A. Hickey, you like Nutter Butters? I do.

And you know, it's actually funny. We have them in a vending machine here. I've never seen them in years, but vending machine doesn't work.

Is it that way? Wait, wait, wait. Is it that vending machine right when you get off the elevator?

No, no. It is a vending machine in our break room is where it's located. It doesn't work? I tried to feed it a dollar the other day.

It's like, oh, my God, Nutter Butters. Let me have one. It's been years. It took your money?

No, did not. It was dead, deader than dead. Where would you even take the dollar? That's you know, it's it's bad. What happens if you kick the vending machine in the break room at work?

What happens? Well, now that I'm talking about it on radio, I would say I would never do that. OK. And if that ever happens, it definitely would not be me. All right. That's fine. That's perfectly fine. Listen, I'm going to kick the vending machine here in Atlanta and I'll tell you what happens. They'll yell at me and send me an email.

Uh, but nothing bad will happen. So I'll look into it. It's the J.R. Sportbrief show here with you on the Infinity Sports Network. We are going to take a break in a few minutes. There's some basketball going on as well, too. We're going to have a conversation with Jase Frederick. OK, yesterday we told you about Minnesota. We needed to talk to somebody who covers the Timberwolves on a full time basis. I need to know what the hell is going on with this team as they take on the Suns and especially their ownership situation.

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Download it today. You're listening to the J.R. Sport Brief, the J.R. Sport Brief show here with you on the Infinity Sports Network. Of course, we've done a lot of talk surrounding the NFL draft. Man, we're going to have six hours of draft talk for you tomorrow.

Six plus hours. Damn it, all day is going to be draft talk. NBA playoffs are still going on.

And if there's one match up, that's I don't know if it's a surprise or not. The Minnesota Timberwolves, they were up 2-0 against the Phoenix Suns. Yeah, the young upstart team, Anthony Edwards now leading the way, talking crap to old man Kevin Durant. Nas Reed, undrafted player, just won himself a six man of the year award.

Most people don't know who the hell he is. And things are looking on the up and up for the Wolves. Unless you want to look at their ownership situation. We'll get into that as well. Joining us right now on the line from the St. Paul Pioneer Press is Jace Frederick. Hey, Jace, how are you, man? Hey, good, man. Thanks for having me. Appreciate it.

Well, thank you so much for taking the time to hop on. Let me ask you this out the gate. Any surprise about what the Timberwolves have been able to do against this big three? But the big three, I guess they're old and not heavy enough, right? It's a top heavy roster. Yeah, I think the only surprise like Minnesota doing this to a first round opponent wouldn't stun me because when this team has locked in defensively, like number one defense in the NBA, but when they have gotten up for games like they defend at this level, this is what they've done. But just the fact that Phoenix all year had kind of had the solution, the code for Minnesota's defense, they'd really spread them out, put them in compromising positions, moved them around like Phoenix had scored better on Minnesota than anybody had all year. But Minnesota's kind of like they've made a few defensive adjustments in matchups and now it's turned into a lot of isolation basketball for Phoenix and Minnesota has three of the better one-on-one defenders in the NBA. So Phoenix kind of playing right into Minnesota's hands and you're just seeing it like the wolves when they can feed off their defense, they're a really, really, really good team. And Jace Frederick is here with us, covers the Minnesota Timberwolves for the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

You talk about Rudy Gobert. We also have Nas Reed I just mentioned, the sixth man of the year. Last night, Jayden McDaniels had the game of his life getting in front of everybody's face. People are just finding out about these players. Like in the case of Jayden McDaniels, why has he kind of gone under the radar?

Same with Nas Reed. Yeah, I think a big part of it is like with the wolves, they've been kind of a fringe playoff team the last couple of years and at that point, you know, you only really see them when they get in the playoffs and like Jayden and Nas didn't play in the playoffs last year. Nas hurt his wrist with like maybe like 10 games to go in the regular season. Jayden McDaniels, Jayden McDaniels, game 82, he punched a wall in frustration and broke his hand.

So he missed the playoffs. So like these are guys when you finally see the wolves, like they haven't had a ton of national TV games last couple of years. And when they finally get to the playoffs and those guys are out, like they kind of miss their moments, those 15 minutes of fame for everybody to find out who they are. But now it's like front and center.

It's obvious it's right in front of your face. And Jayden McDaniels has been one of the best perimeter defenders in the NBA, but now you're seeing him do it to Kevin Durant, Devin Booker, Brad Beal and Nas Reed. It's all been about kind of opportunity for him. His role has grown each year as he's gotten better and better and better. So now, like, but now you're seeing now it wasn't exactly the same player two years ago, but he's ascended to this point. It's what's really kind of endeared him to the fan bases that everybody's enjoyed his ascension so much.

So like these are two guys who keep getting better and better and now they're finally getting their playoff opportunity to shine and they're taking full advantage. Well, Jayce, everybody knows Rudy Gobert. He just was in that anonymous NBA player survey poll. He's called overrated.

He's getting choked out by Draymond Green. He says he doesn't get respect because he's like the weird guy from France. Like, does does does this bother him really? Does he let it brush off? How does he feel about this really? I think it used to bother him more.

I really do. I think like now obviously I didn't cover him a few years ago, but just the way he talks about it now, he just seems so much more at peace with it. Like he said many times, like alluded to, like I'm confident in who I am now. Like I'm comfortable who I am as a player. My teammates know what I bring. I know what I bring.

The fan base, the local fan base knows what I bring. So like if others don't get it, then that's kind of on them. Like that's the way he talks now and I truly do believe it. Like I think that maybe five years ago that does impact him, but he is so secure and with who he is as a player now. And I think the respect that he feels from just teams around the league and like how they game plan and he sees the way guys drive in and veer away rather than challenge him at the rim. So I think he now truly is like, it doesn't bother him. I really, I really think that he sees the awards pile up. He's going to win another defensive player of the year award this year, almost certainly. Like I think he feels kind of the respect he gets, even if like individual players maybe just know him as the guy who might air ball one out of very 30 free throws, you know, and laugh and like the post moves aren't always the prettiest, but like he just knows his value and what he brings. And I think he's more and more confident in that than ever before. Jayce Frederick covers the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The T-Wolves right now have a 2-0 series lead against the Phoenix Suns, the star-studded Phoenix Suns, Durant, Booker, and Beal. Another star, an emerging star making his mark is Anthony Edwards from right here in Georgia. I've spoken to Ant-Man way back from when he was even in high school. I guess it wasn't that way back and you've had a chance to see him grow.

How has he ascended? How is he different as a player? How is he different kind of behind the scenes as well, if at all? I know he's a little bit of a goofy kid.

Yeah, he still is that. Like he, you can get him going on any topic, just like especially off the record and just start BSing with him about it. He'll just go on and on and he's still just as funny in that respect. But I do think like he's taken his role more and more seriously, like as the leader of this franchise. You know, he just, he goes out of his way to constantly compliment teammates, call out various guys. Like he might, he on the court will say like, hey, you got to do this and this. And then in the media, you know, the first thing he'll say is, wow, great job by this guy.

That's who won us the game tonight. Like he's, he's been the best maybe at like giving Karl Anthony Townes credit whenever possible, knowing that that Townes is often one of the more scrutinized players on the team. Like he, he really has taken on a leadership role where like everybody kind of does look to him and respect him and really follow his lead. And I think that's how he's grown into it. And which at 22, for him to have such like a command of the locker room that even does have like Rudy Gobert is like 33, 34, Mike Conley 36.

And those guys are leaders as well, but like it's Anthony Edwards locker room and that's why I've seen him grow. And also the decision-making like this, the guy who used to, we even if he was doubled, he was still going to jack up a long jumper. And like last night when you see him, he gets two on the ball, he makes the right play and it's boom, boom.

And now it's an easy play for Jayden McDaniels and that's how Jayden scores 25 because Phoenix is putting all of its attention onto Anthony Edwards and Edwards is making them pay by trusting his teammates. So like he really does evolve. He takes coaching so well.

He really takes messages and implements them into the game. So like his maturity in really every aspect just continues to blossom every year. Oh, Jayce, you mentioned Karl Anthony Townes. We know he was here before Anthony Edwards. There's this kind of had the been a little, I don't want to say passing of the torch, but we know Anthony Edwards, he ain't going anywhere. And Karl Anthony Townes, he's had to kind of move into that number two spot. How has he adjusted to his new role or has injuries made it a little bit easier to move him out the way? Yeah, injuries probably have made it a little bit easier, but I think in general like Karl has lost so much in his career and has always said like I'll do whatever it takes to win. So I think he's kind of seeing like he experienced the posting a bunch of empty numbers and losing games and not getting any credit for it and almost being criticized for like, oh, Karl Anthony Townes, 32 and a loss, you know, to where now I think he's seen the full effect of like just how much more respect you get when you're part of a winning team. Like his numbers were not as good this year and yet he made an all-star team. So it kind of cements on the message like, hey, if you win, we all, you know, like, and I think he's seeing that and he's embraced it in like these games. I think he played 24 minutes or so last night.

He didn't care. He was just beaming in the locker room talking about how he's embracing guarding whoever, whether that's Kevin Durant or whatever, and he's fine, you know, he laughed and called himself just a 3 and D player out there. So like I think he really is just enjoying like winning and having a chance to finally win a playoff series for the first time in his career.

So I think really kind of winning does smooth everything over and I think as long as they are doing so at a high level, he's okay with whatever at this point. Jace Frederick is here with us, covers at Timberwolves for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. We had this conversation last night on air. We know that the Minnesota Timberwolves to resolve their ownership dispute between Glenn Taylor and Lori and Alex Rodriguez, that they're going into mediation and arbitration.

What's the latest? How could this end up? Is there still a pathway where A-Rod and Lori could become full owners of this team? Yeah, I think there definitely is.

I think it is a complicated one. Like this mediation date, May 1st, from everything I've kind of gathered, it just seems like the ultimate formality, just to get to arbitration. Like I wouldn't expect hardly anything to come out of this mediation. And then they'll do the arbitration and that'll probably take place over the summer. And I wouldn't be surprised, like that totally does come down to like an arbiter looking at the contract and just getting establishment of like, was a payment made in time or whatever before the contract, that final date came that would have triggered an extension. And Glenn Taylor was saying no, and Lori and A-Rod are saying yes. And that should be pretty easy to kind of conclude once like the arbiter gets like the full, all the documents. And if it does come out Lori and A-Rod's favor, what's interesting there is like, okay, it would be ruled in their favor, but now the Board of Governors would still have to approve them. Probably like a September meeting or whatever. And now Glenn Taylor is so popular among all other MBA owners that there is a world, I think, where they could say, you know, we don't trust A-Rod and Lori's financials.

We don't want you guys owning a team. And they can vote it down. It really can kind of all come down to that. So like, I wouldn't be surprised if the legal part, I don't know. Even if it does go Lori and A-Rod's direction though, like they still have another hurdle after that. So I wouldn't expect any real resolution on this anytime soon. Like I said, arbitration probably over the summer.

And then the Board of Governors, I know, usually does meet in September and that would fit that timeline. So I think we're still a ways out on this. Jay's final question for you based on Alex Rodriguez, his own reputation, his life, his celebrity, his controversies and his successes. How does the Twin Cities feel? How do the Twin Cities feel about Alex Rodriguez who's sitting courtside potentially be in the face of the franchise from an ownership perspective? Yeah, honestly, I think this is a really good situation for Alex Rodriguez to be in because I think a lot of other places, they might look at it and say like, I don't know, does he have money issues? Does he have the funding?

Geez, did they dot all their I's and cross all their T's here? But Glenn Taylor is such an unpopular figure just because of all the struggles and poor decision-making that has happened with the Timurals under Glenn Taylor's watchful eye. Yeah, they obviously, the conflict with Kevin Garnett, people would so love for Kevin Garnett to be back in the arena for his jersey to be in the rafters, which KJ has basically said, I'm not doing any of that as long as Glenn Taylor is the owner. So frankly, Will's fans just want to transition. And I think if you asked everybody like, hey, would you like a different owner with less conflict here and just a smoother transition?

They might all say yes, but if they're just picking between Alex Rodriguez and Mark Lorry or Glenn Taylor, definitely in the public, the winner right now would be the Lorry and A-Rod side. Oh, wow. How about how about that? I certainly know that. And listen, Glenn Taylor's painting it as, hey, they don't got the money.

I'm trying to save you. So they may trade the whole team. So I guess we'll see what's going to happen, Jase. Maybe they should go to the People's Court. Does that still come on TV?

Yeah, I don't know. That would be that would be an interesting case. I bet ratings would be high.

Yeah, it would. Better than anything, Kaitlin Clark has done. Hey, Jase, thank you so much for the time. Where can people follow in your work with the Pioneer Press? Yeah, is where you can find all of our Timberwolves coverage. I post everything on Twitter X, whatever you want to call it at Jase Frederick. So any of those spots and you will find everything Timberwolves we've got coming out, which is quite a bit this time of year.

Can't wait to see what the Wolves do throughout the rest of this series and potentially throughout the rest of the playoffs. Hey, Jase, enjoy the ride, OK? Thank you, sir.

Appreciate it. No doubt about it. It's the J.R. sport re-show here with you on the Infinity Sports Network.

Yeah, that's that's the solution. Alex Rodriguez, Mark, Laurie need to settle this once and for all ownership of the Wolves with Glenn Taylor on the People's Court. I'd love that. Maybe Judge Judy. Hey, Marco, did she quit or she's still going? Judge Judy.

Yeah, you think you highly of me, J.R., I have no idea. I don't know that one. Is Judge Judy still on TV or she done? I want to say yes, just because if she was done, I think we would hear about it. Like, there'd be some sort of ceremony, right? It's like ceremony. Yeah.

Judge, she's on TV for one ceremony. You passed it. You passed the gavel. Yes. Yes. It's just like the Olympics, where they light the torch. Is that the ceremony prime time? Like this is Judge Judy's last show.

You think you'd hear about it? Maybe bring back some of the best, like, you know, old criminals. Yeah, I was trying to find a way to describe the people, the delinquents that would come in there. Small claims court. None of these people are criminals. Some of them could be criminals, but I thought they argued over three thousand bucks. And that's small claims, right?

Petty cash in some some people's spaces. Yeah, this guy crashed the... I got a new fender. This person messed up my fence. They didn't return my utensils, my lawnmower. That dog bit me. Yeah, and then she cursed them out. Yeah. So to answer, yes, I think she's still around because, I mean, it's Judge Judy. She's not just going to judge... Look, if Alex Rodriguez is going to lie to Katie Couric on national television, I need to see him in front of Judge Judy.

It'll never happen, but I'd love for it to. I need you to think O'Reilly Auto Parts for all of your car care needs. Get guaranteed low prices and excellent customer service from the professional parts people at O'Reilly Auto Parts. It's the J.R. Sport Brief show here on the Infinity Sports Network. We're going to look into what the hell is going on with Judge Judy.

Is she retired like Oprah or she's still pushing out shows in the middle of the day, punishing delinquents? We'll figure that out. And then we'll also tell you about a few things that have taken place this day in sports history. You're listening to the J.R. Sport Brief.

It's the J.R. Sport Brief show here with you on the Infinity Sports Network. It's been a busy show. We talked about Reggie Bush getting his Heisman back after all these stupid politics over the past.

Feels like 15 plus years, almost 20 years of nonsense since he went to damn college. We talked about Justin Fields, no extension for him a few minutes ago. How about this? Congratulations to the Miami Heat. They just beat the Celtics 111 to one on one.

Porzingis could not hit the ocean with a rock if he wanted to tonight. Six points, one of nine shooting. We got another game that's underway. The Pelicans and Thunder just getting going.

The Pelicans trying to tie up the series one all the Heat just tied up their series with the Celtics with no Jimmy Butler. And then, of course, I gave you a new top six list. We talked about the biggest quarterback busts in NFL history. I had Jamarcus Russell number one on the list. And then, of course, tomorrow the NFL draft is going to take place live from Detroit, Michigan.

And we talked about a lot of quarterbacks who are going to be drafted. We got coverage for the entire first round here on the Infinity Sports Network. Myself and Bart Winkler are going to hold it down. And then myself and Hickey, we will be here starting at 6 p.m. Eastern 3 Pacific. And so, yeah, there's going to be six hours of the J.R. sport brief here and Hickey here and then myself and then also Mr. Winkler will be holding it down for the first round.

All the picks, all the analysis. You don't have to go anywhere. 855-212-4227 is the number.

It's 855-212-4227. It is the end of the show. And that means one thing before I get to your calls. It's time for this day in sports history back back back back back in the days when I was young. I'm not a kid anymore, but some days I sit and wish I was a kid again. It's time for this day in sports history. You see, back in those days, we had radio and you couldn't see anything. And it was primitive and lousy and we like the J.R. sport brief show. I wish I was 50 years younger and I'd kick your ass. Yeah, let's go back to the year 2004.

No ass-kissing there. But one guy trying to avoid a particular team, Eli Manning, said, I don't want to go to the Chargers. Well, the Chargers selected Eli Manning number one overall this day, April 24th in 2004. And then, of course, he got traded to the Giants.

Congratulations. He helped them win two championships and he's probably going to go into the Hall of Fame. If you ever wanted to know why Eli didn't want to go to the Chargers, well, let's listen to him before the 2004 draft as he spoke to ESPN. You know, we're not really giving details right now. We just we've made our decision and that's what we're sticking to.

Who's influenced you the most? You know, just the influence is my decision. It was like I wanted to do this.

I was not told to do this. We talked about it and I thought it was the best idea. So I went with it.

Yeah, his dad and his brother said, don't go there. The Giants, brah. And it worked out for him. What happened with Mr. Rivers? A lot of great numbers, no championship, right?

He should have kept Drew Brees anyway. Let's keep it moving. Something else that happened this day, April 24th.

Let's go back to 1994. David Robinson ends up winning the scoring title in the NBA. How did he do so? He dropped 71 points. He edged out Shaquille O'Neal by percentage points to walk away as a scoring champ. 71 points.

Listen to David Robinson as he dropped 71. 48 seconds left. They want David again. The crowd wants David to score again.

Here is the Gail Knight on the dribble. Throws it up to Rodman. Dennis holds it out. Starts the drive. Give it to David. Grabbed by Ellis. Double teamed by Wood. Takes the jumper.

Yes! 71 for David Robinson. David Robinson finished with 71 points. The Spurs beat the Clippers 112 to 97. David Robinson 29.8 points per game to Shaq's 29.3.

Yes, five-tenths. That decided who won the scoring title. David Robinson only needed 33 points. He ended up dropping 71 to close out the season. And then he ran into some guy named Hakeem Olajuwon in the postseason. And Hakeem said I'ma whoop yo ass. And he did.

On his way to a championship where they beat the New York Knicks. Let me get some numbers in. Let's get some calls in before I roll out.

855-212-4227. Hey, we out of time folks. Let's go ahead. Give me 15 seconds. James from Minnesota.

Go ahead. James Simpson had a fight for his. And now he's gone. Rest in peace, OJ Simpson.

Okay. Thank you, James. Hey, was that Macho Man Randy Savage hickey? Is that Macho Man?

Poor imitation of it. He said rest in peace to OJ. What the hell is that guy's problem? OJ had the fight for his. OJ went to prison. Sword Juice here from Massachusetts. Sword Juice, go ahead quickly. Jay, how are we? We're running out of time.

Go ahead. Really quick. Not too concerned about the Celtics. I don't like that we lost at home again. I think that we'll take care of the Heat in five, but we really need to close out on these shooters. 22 threes from this Heat team.

It's unacceptable. Love you, Jayar. Love you, Hickey.

Peace. Oh, thank you so much. See, that was an excellent call. Unlike that Macho Man. Now, let me be careful. That was Hickey. I almost said something that wasn't nice. Way to catch yourself.

Very mature of you. Almost said something that wasn't. That imitation Macho Man. Thank you, Sword Juice. Didn't think that OJ Simpson would be a topic of conversation or even brought up tonight, but there he was. So there you have it. Listen, folks, the JR Sport Reshow here on the Infinity Sports Network.

You want to know something? It's over. It's done.

If you missed a minute or a second, you can go ahead and hit rewind on the free Odyssey app. I will be back with you. Hickey will be back with you tomorrow at 6 p.m. Eastern, 3 Pacific. We will be here before the draft and at 8 p.m. Eastern, 5 Pacific. Myself, Bart Winkler will be holding it down for you for the entire first round. We got all the analysis and the breakdowns and it all. You me?

You can find me online at JR Sport Brief. The show is done. I'll be back with you tomorrow for six hours.

It's a mini marathon, right? Yeah, don't worry about anything. I'm done here for now, but don't worry.

Even coming up next is Bart Winkler. Thank you so much to Ryan Hickey. Thank you to you for listening. Y'all be safe.

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