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The Celtics lead 52 to 47. We'll keep you up to date as things continue on. Thank you so much to the guests that we've had so far in the show. Last hour, Mark Followill, mass television play by play man came through and joined us earlier on in the show. Edgar Thompson dropped by from the Orlando Sentinel. Talked to us about this wild situation with Jaden Rashada, the Georgia Bulldog backup quarterback who's suing the Gators and their head coach, Billy Napier.

Saying that, oh, the collective to the company that raised the money. Said that y'all told me you were going to give me 13 million dollars to play for the Gators, and then you changed your mind when the money was due. Damn. Things all are not all that good in Gainesville.

It sucks. A lot of friends down in Gainesville. Shout outs to Gainesville, Tallahassee. Shout outs to everybody listening all over the country. OK, if you want to participate in the show, knock yourself out. The phone number is here.

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If you utilize the Internet to waste your time and complain. We talked about a lot. Jaden Rashada, Jim Harbaugh is now obviously coaching with the Chargers. He decided to bail on Michigan before he got in any more trouble.

I'm not mad at him. We had a lot of work, a lot of news. NFL OTAs today. Michael Parsons didn't show up to work. T. Higgins didn't show up to work. Aaron Rodgers did show up to work.

And good for him. He was standing around talking about why he didn't decide to be a vice presidential nominee or running mate for president. Listen to the great Aaron Rodgers tell everyone why he didn't join Robert Kennedy as his running mate. Listen to this.

Yeah, I love Bobby. We had a couple of really nice conversations, but there were really two options. It was retire and be his V.P. or keep playing.

And I want to keep playing. Yeah, he should have left. He should have left. He should have be a V.P. We need more entertainment in the American political system. So why not throw Aaron Rodgers out there, right?

This guy is dawned on me because obviously I was thinking about it, at least are flirting with the idea. He really thought he had a chance to be the vice president of this country. Like it's Aaron Rodgers, right? I mean, I guess.

Yeah, no, I guess that's the best way to sum it up. I'm like, this guy actually thinks he like there's like a remote possibility. Well, I mean, there was a guy who had a television show.

He played the boss on a TV show and now he's sitting in a courtroom every day. I mean. If he can do it, then anybody can, right?

Does I mean, Bobby RFK Junior or whatever you want to call him? I mean, does he have a base? Does anyone even know he's running? Like, is he going to get one percent of the vote?

He might screw up some some of the other votes. So we'll see. Right.

Man, I mean, he's not doing it, but just to actually think that like, yeah, I could be I have what it takes to be V.P. is. Yeah, they're going to be people who take they're going to be people take what I say way too seriously. But would the New York Jets be better off with or without Aaron Rodgers at this point? They got to just ride this ship until the wheels. Well, not the wheel. They got to ride this rod until it crashes, I guess.

They better hope it crashes into a Vince Lombardi trophy. Otherwise, they're going to crash themselves out of a job. Aaron Rodgers knows this because he didn't just talk about potential political aspirations. He said, yeah, if this doesn't work, we're all screwed. If I don't do what I know I'm capable of doing, we're all probably going to be out of here. So I like that kind of pressure, though. I know there's you know, it's a tough market to play in.

It's not for everybody. I relish that opportunity. And that's the way the NFL is. I'm not saying anything monumental as you guys are typing away and putting your tweets out. This is how it is every single year. I might you might not say it, but as you get older in the league, if you don't perform, they're going to get rid of you or bring in the next guy to take over.

I mean, it happened in Green Bay. So and I'm, you know, a few years older than I was back then. So I expect to play at a high level.

I expect this to be productive and competitive and all that stuff to take care of itself. Yeah, they didn't get rid of him because he was getting older. He was just a pain in the ass.

And he was upset that they wanted to bring on a guy to potentially replace an old man who won an MVP. Damn it. Two of them. I mean, four total, but more recently, two a little bit different. Also, I mean, Aaron Rodgers, this.

You want to talk about liking the pressure? The Jets have more to lose than him. Like Aaron Rodgers, his legacy is set. All he can do is add to it. I don't think there's anything else that Aaron Rodgers can do. That would be a detriment to his legacy.

Not a damn thing. He said he's done the wild things. He's he's everywhere. There's nothing changing his legacy. He's only adding to it unless he wants to end up like, I don't know, unless he really goes to an extreme.

OK, let's just put it that way. He'd have to be in the paper for some wild reasons. But I think he is.

He's fine. OK. And speaking of a legacy next break, I want to tell you about a baseball player. Who finally made the Hall of Fame, except for it's not the Hall of Fame, I think that he would have been hoping for for a long time, but we'll do that next break. Last break, I did tell you, as we talked about the Western Conference finals starting tomorrow between the Minnesota Timberwolves and then also the Dallas Mavericks. Hickey and I say it's a toss up.

I'm going to change my mind. Hickey, again, I'm still going seven games, but I'm going to give it to Dallas. Yeah, all things considered, the dynamic unless Minnesota and then we hear this all the time, the defense wins championships, defense wins championships. If you got to ask me which team, they're going to be close. Who am I going to trust more? Am I going to trust Kyrie and Luca or am I going to trust Dallas to get a stop? I just find them to be too dynamic of scorers. I just I'm going to go with Dallas. We'll see what happens. And speaking of defense, I told you the NBA released its all defense team, all first team, second team defense.

And these are the guys who made it. Bam Adebayo, first team. Anthony Davis, first team. Rudy Gobert, congratulations.

Everybody hates his guts. First team. Herb Jones from the Pelicans.

I don't think most people know what he looks like. First team. And then this one, when you are a human pogo stick with nine foot arms. You make it. Victor Wimbenyama made first team. NBA all defense.

OK, what a shock. The man seven. I will never get over the image of Rudy Gobert sitting in the stands. And reaching behind him like four rows to sign an autograph.

This man, Hickey, do you remember that? He like he reached behind him and reached over an aisle and like signed an autograph and didn't get up. I'm like, I can reach to the seat behind me.

This man reached over like two seats and an aisle. It makes no sense. None. There's like Elastigirl from the Incredibles came to real life. Yes. Stretch Armstrong. Elastigirl. Plastic man. Anybody who can stretch Armstrong.

He makes he makes no sense. And so Victor Wimbenyama is now the sixth rookie ever to make an all defensive team. Tim Duncan. David Robinson.

What a shock. All these San Antonio Spurs. Hakeem the dream allows you on my favorite basketball player of all time, Manute Bowl, another tree. And Kareem Abdul Jabbar.

Hickey, I see a theme here. If I were over seven feet tall, I could also be all defensive team in my rookie season. Right. I guess they don't do positions because, yeah, if you're tall, you're good at defense. You go out there, you block a shot, just just get the job done. Pretty awesome.

And, you know, I don't know if this is going to change over time when you think about the dexterity of NBA players. Granted, the tallest one running around right now is Wimbenyama. Both he and Bob.

And this is the crazy part. What is Boban? Both both Boban and Wimbenyama are seven foot four. These are the tallest guys in the NBA unless I'm missing somebody.

And if I'm missing somebody, the guy sucks. So it doesn't matter who he is. So look at Boban and Wimbenyama and to see how they they move differently. That's what makes Wimbenyama different. The NBA has been full of tall ass guys for ever.

The Manute Bowls, the Georgie Morrisons. I mean, how big was young? It was young. Was young being seven, six, I think.

Am I making that up? Hickey, you seven, six, seven, four. Yeah, seven, four, maybe.

But either way, I mean. That's just a young man, seven, six, obnoxious. Hickey, I saw him. Oh, seven foot.

Who wants to be that tall? Damn. I saw him in Houston, Texas, when they had the the all star game out there. I don't know.

Maybe 2011. He was right in front of me. Hickey, this was at like a red carpet and he was standing next to a staffer. This woman had to be like five foot four. This was just I have a photo somewhere.

It was it just made no sense. I'm looking at Yao Ming and I'm like, this man is seven foot six. What do you do? Like, what do you you got to go outside? You put your ass in a chair. You put them in two chairs. I like seven, six. Like I know Shaq's Shaq is seven one. He's huge. He could fit in a different way in most chairs. Seven, six like Yao Ming.

It just. I'd stay home in seven, six. I'd stay home. You want to go outside, huh? To do what?

I got a duck under doors. I just I am sure you got to drive a specific car, right? You don't drive. Do you think you drive? I don't know. How far back can you push the seats on an Escalade?

I was going to say, I don't know. Probably a custom car with that. Well, I remember when Victor Wenbanyama was on his NBA draft tour before he got drafted to the Spurs that everybody knew he was going to for months. Remember, they put him on the subway. I didn't understand how he did that.

That's right. Neck had to be hurting. What did they take? Oh, to Yankee Stadium. We threw out the first pitch and he gripped the baseball like it was a golf ball.

Yeah. Can't hold the baseball too small. That's like I guess for him, it's trying to throw a marble. I can't wait to see what this man is like. What does he do next year? Like he gets better, right? Is he going to come back?

Jack, I doubt it. I don't think he's going to be huge. But congratulations, Victor Wenbanyama, only the sixth rookie to make the NBA all defense team.

Tim Duncan, David Robinson, Akim Alajuwon, Manouk Ball and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Wild stuff. Shout outs to the defense. It's the JR Sport Reshow here with you on the Infinity Sports Network. We're going to take a break. I told you there is someone who made a Hall of Fame.

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Eight five five two one two forty two twenty seven is eight five five two one two forty two twenty seven. You know, last break we heard from Aaron Rodgers showed up to work today with the New York Jets, laid his claim and stake about his future. And he's like, hey, yeah, if I don't do what I have to do, then yeah, we're probably all screwed.

Which is true. But the fact is, the New York Jets have a whole hell of a lot more invested. If Aaron Rodgers were to walk away tomorrow, he'd be cool.

He's fine. The New York Jets have to deal with their decision to bring him in for the next, I don't know, several years. It could be it could be two years, could be five years, could be 10 years, could be 20. We have no idea.

We'll find out. Aaron Rodgers is going into Canton. He's going to go down as one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, regardless of how things end. Things would have to be catastrophic on or off the field to have any effect on on his legacy.

And there's still plenty of time to do that. But as of right now, I think he's good. I would venture to say because Aaron Rodgers is still active, he's still playing. He's one of the most controversial athletes that's out right now. I would also say for the past 20 years, almost feels like more than that now, 20 plus years, there's another athlete who has been very controversial. His name is Barry Bonds, and we all know about Barry. More home runs than anybody who has ever played in Major League Baseball.

A seven hundred and sixty two. We know about the seventy three home runs. We know about, well, Balco and we know about, you know, perjury and overturns and appeals and drugs and not drugs and hat sizes. I can go back 20 plus years about Barry. I mean, David, we can go back 30, almost 40 years with Barry Bonds. But more recently, we know that Barry Bonds was not elected after 10 years consecutively on the ballot for Cooperstown.

He didn't get in. Barry Bonds is going to have to wait two more years. The writers did not vote him in into the baseball Hall of Fame. He's not in Cooperstown. He has to wait for one of these special Cooperstown committees to vote him in.

Both he and Roger Clemons are on the outs. Barry Bonds is just like, man, why am I being punished by the writers? On one hand, I've heard Barry Bonds out of his own mouth say, yeah, I was a jerk. You know, that's why, you know, I was a jerk.

I could have treated people better. And then on another hand, I've heard him say, hey, you know, there are rules. There were no rules. When I played, there were no rules.

And so why am I being punished? Sounds like a little bit of an admission to me, right? I mean, I can physically look at the guy. Did Barry Bonds just go to the gym and get big? Or did he look at Mark Maguire and Sammy Sosa and go, I'm better than those guys?

I think it's the latter. Me personally, I could give a damn if Barry Bonds goes into the Hall of Fame. I really I really don't. I do not care one way or the other because everybody's so hypocritical, like the writers are hypocritical. We got worse human beings in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

If they put Barry Bonds in, I would not lose a day or a second of sleep. I do not care. Do I believe that he used?

Yes, I do. And I'm just basing that on my eyeballs. I'm basing it on what he did. I'm trying to understand how he got big.

And then all of a sudden he did what Albert Pujols did at the end of his career. But he did it for years. It made no. Since now, I could be wrong. I don't know. I don't know.

And finality, I have no idea. And so I'm not mad at the fact that he wasn't put in because he admittedly was a jerk. And it looked like he used to me. OK, now, sometimes you got to live with the consequences of your own actions.

Maybe if you weren't a jerk. They put you in. OK, there's so many suspicions about Big Papi David Ortiz and what he did. And you know what? Big Papi was affable. People love them. They still love him. Despite the fact that he was home and the Dominican, they tried to kill him to stab him. But the fact is, or shot him, whichever one, they tried to off the man. Barry Bonds did this to himself and now he has to live with it.

It's just the facts. And so I told you, Barry Bonds not going into the Baseball Hall of Fame, he doesn't get another chance until 2026. The writers said, no, thank you. We found out today via Major League Baseball and a special team, the first team he ever played for. The Pirates are putting him into their Hall of Fame.

Listen to this. Barry, would you open that up and. What's that say there, Barry? The Pirates Hall of Fame have been selected to include in the Pittsburgh Hall of Fame. That is awesome. Mr. Nutting would like you to attend the Hall of Fame class of 2024.

I'd love to. I mean, it's great that that's where my career started, right? That's who drafted me. I couldn't add a better manager, a better team, a better starting point for me. It was perfect. I mean, we built a bond that there's no way it's ever going to be broken to be able to tell my kids that, you know, your dad's gotten into the Pirates Hall of Fame. And this is just a great moment.

Yeah, well, Jim Leland is going in as well. It just. Yeah, that's nice, right?

It's nice. We know he started his career there is seven years there. Yeah, I mean, why not? At least we know that version of Barry Bonds was. You look like he well, you didn't look like he did 15 years later. Hickey, how many curls do you have to do to look like Barry in 1990 versus Barry in 2001? How many curls is that? I mean, what, 200 each arm every day. Oh, my God. It's a lot of we'll say a lot of weightlifting by Barry there. He really dedicated himself to the gym, the gym, the gym or the juice, you know, gin and juice, the gym.

Oh, wait, wait, wait. Can we sell that? Can we do that? You like that gym and the juice? We can sell that. Let's see if somebody is using it.

Somebody is going to copyright that right now. Gym and the juice. A legal steroid there for all the weightlifters out there.

You're welcome. A gym and the juice. I think we I think we could sell that with a on a T-shirt, Hickey. Let's get to it. All right.

No, wait. There's some T-shirt gym and juice cafe. What about gym or juice?

Because if you're juicing right, you don't really need the gym. No, you do. You need you know, they go hand in hand. Not that I know. I don't know. I don't know. Do you know?

I don't know. Are you hanging out with Barry? Am I hanging out with Barry? No, not Barry. Seems like it. Not Barry. We can ask clear on you.

No, I don't. We can ask. Let's call A-Rod. What's he doing? Well, he's busy right now with the wolves, right? Trying to buy the wolves.

Hopefully not giving any clear juice to Anthony Edwards. What a guy. Speaking of a dude that's not going to get into the Hall of Fame. Oh, my God. What year is that?

Let's look this up. What year is he in? I feel like he's had a couple of years now.

Oh, man. Alex Rodriguez Hall of Fame chances in serious peril as he joins other infamous stars. OK, what year is he up to? Let's see. Probably year three.

Not that recent, where it's like a big story that he was on the ballot for the first time and he's not. But the percentages just have to be. They got to be in the toilet. Oh, my God. Here we go. Courtesy of our good old friends at CBS. Alex Rodriguez's Hall of Fame chances look hopeless. He could be the next MLB immortal who is not immortalized.

Oh, they know how to get it. Yep. He just completed his third year on the ballot. Alex Rodriguez went from 34 percent in his first year to 35 percent in his second. You actually lost one vote. You need 75 percent for enshrinement.

And yeah, when you're sitting at 34 or 35, it's it's tough. Yep. Putting him in the same category as a cheater, someone who threw a World Series and shoeless Joe Jackson, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Pete Rose. You throw Alex Rodriguez in that list. He could be next.

Not the company that you want to keep. That's that's the kids that sit in the back of the classroom. You know, one kid is eating glue.

The other kid is stealing. That's that's bad, man. And this is what you know what I got to say. This is baseball's fault. Like this is what they did. They didn't give a damn about these Mark Maguires and Sammy Sosa. Like baseball for the past forever has always been willing to like let's rake in the dough and then worry about the consequences later.

It's just it's just the facts. Congratulations to Barry Bonds getting into the Pirates Hall of Fame. And we're going to have to wait two more years from now to see if Barry Bonds goes into Cooperstown. I don't I don't even think of a Veterans Committee, Cooperstown, whatever they call these stupid committees of dudes who sit around in Cooperstown, New York. I don't even know if he's going to get in there.

I don't think so. Barry Bonds, Pete Rose can't even get in. Pete Rose is sitting around making jokes about Shohei Ohtani and Pete. I think Pete Rose is going to get in, but I don't think he's gonna be alive to see it. What a punishment. You got to wait for the guy to perish before you put him in.

This sucks. I don't care about these Hall of Fames. Like we know who was good. We know who was.

And I think we all have a suspicions about who's cheaters. If anybody has issue with who goes into the hall, who doesn't. It should be the the athletes that are in.

It should be their contemporaries. Like let them decide. How about this? Let every let every living member of the Hall of Fame get a vote.

Would that be would that be accurate, Hickey? Would that be fair? Forget the right.

The writers said no. And so forget a committee poll. Everybody that actually, you know, is in there, just ask them in that fair. That's interesting.

That is very interesting. I mean, how do you think they would vote? I I think they'd say no. Right. Because there's I was going to say there's a good amount of people that either didn't or believe themselves or trick themselves, I should say, to not juicing and that they're clean. Pudge Rodriguez, I'm not sure if they would say yes. I don't think so. I mean, let's be real.

Who wants to look? People cheat every day. Right. And they say, who are you cheating at the end of the day? You cheat yourself.

And maybe that's what happened here with Barry Bonds. Imagine sitting in a class with somebody, a classroom. Everybody's taking the same class. And you bust your ass and you do the work and you study and you show up, you do the test and you pass.

Right. And you had to put the work in. And then you hear you have somebody who comes in.

It doesn't matter how much talent or how much capability they have, but they come in and they take the shortcut. I mean, is there resentment there or is it just like, hey, that's life. I got to accept that somebody was smarter than me, smart enough to cheat. I don't know.

I don't know. I think you would look at somebody and especially athletic achievements like, man, I bust my ass and I got no cartilage in my knees and my hips hurt in my arms and just going to let Barry in. No, stay home.

You cheated. Marko Balletti, what do you think about Barry? You think you'll ever go on a Hall of Fame? No, no chance. No chance. Damn.

No, look, there's too many there's too many different that you brought up a good point of like contemporaries or whatever. Guys didn't like him when they played with him and against him. No allies there. Media wasn't good to him. No allies there.

The guy doesn't have any allies. He's got the resume, but nobody liked him. And then he's got the strike against him with a steroid.

Done. It's the life sentence because it's almost like, hey, we don't like you because there's other guys. I mean, Hickey brought up, you know, all the whispers with the Pudge Rodriguez, the David Ortiz. I mean, Ortiz, we go back to those failed tests that was supposed to be a not failed test. The guy failed the test.

It's it's completely washed away. Why? Everybody likes him. It's just it's unfortunately, that's where we are. It's almost a popularity contest.

And were you good to people along the way, they'll let the cheating go if you were really, really cool. Why don't Roger Clemons and A-Rod and Barry Bonds and Pete Rose, why don't they start their own Hall of Fame? You know, I mean, what is that one thing that the I guess the common denominator for all them, though? Jerks. I mean, let's be fair, right, because they're all there's nothing you could say when they played.

Right. But people don't really like them and they didn't like them when they played against them because they were, you know, they had an edge to them, which is not a bad thing. But Roger Clemons wanted to beat up Mike Piazza. Alex Rodriguez had an edge or is he just goofy out there? His was more goofy, but nobody liked him. I mean, his team struggled with him. No, Jason Varendsek didn't like him. Right.

Like I said, he's there. Gina didn't like him, right? He's got a Hall of Famer that played next to him for over a decade that didn't really care for him that much. Didn't like him.

There's a lot of that that goes with those things. And it's not just the PD guys, but it's it's other people, too. Like there are guys that didn't get into the Hall of Fame. Albert Bell.

Nobody likes Albert Bell. Jerk. And there you go. He was on the ballot for like 15 seconds.

Well, look at his resume. It's worth it. But it's just the way the world turns. It's unfortunate.

But when you have people involved, personalities, egos and all the other stuff comes with it. Well, look, if you're Barry Bonds, take solace, because tonight for one night only and maybe another night when you show up. The Pirates love you. Nobody loves you. The Pirates do. Bob Nutting, one of the worst owners in baseball, one of the worst owners in sports. He loves you.

Misery loves company. Congratulations, Barry. Go ahead. Throw this thing. If he did, if he couldn't get him to come to the ballpark to sell tickets, he would not be in that whole thing. Let's not kid ourselves. Bob Nutting is doing this for money. Oh, no.

Come on. He's doing it because he loves Barry for the seven years he was in Pittsburgh. He loves them before you know. Oh, damn. Barry, is Barry Bonds going to show up?

I don't think he has a choice. I think that was probably laid to him right in front. Look, we'll put you in, but only if you come in. Video message. Video my ass that doesn't get that doesn't get asses in the seats. They need asses in the seats. They're going to show up for Jim Leland.

Come on. They're going to give him a microphone and let him curse people out, of course. He's got the Marbles with him.

Can they still do that inside? It'll keep it'll keep him awake more than it did La Russa. OK, we'll see. Congratulations to Barry Bonds, loved by the pirates to sell tickets. Thank you, Marco. Damn. Why are you so cold blooded, Marco? Damn. You know, I'm honest.

Damn, that's cold. I'm trying to throw Barry Bonds a bone and you're just like, they just want to. It's not against Barry Bonds.

It's against Bob Nutting. The guy doesn't care. You think he knows? I don't even. Somebody would have to explain to him that Barry Bonds was on the Pirates.

When what year? So Barry Bonds is just going to do it just so somebody give him a round of applause. You can feel love for one more night. You know, one thing I'll say this.

You know, I don't know. Obviously, Barry, but I'm sure the guy has been taking it for how long now? Give him a little bit of love. He played for so many years. He was so good. And people kind of hated him when he played. But at least they respected him. He hasn't felt any love from anybody.

It feels like all the babies. They love him in the bay. They love him in the bay. Do they, though?

They do. I feel like he was kind of when they were winning World Series, was Barry Bonds around? I feel like he was never even really a part of that. They're kind of like, yeah, he was ours. But he's not really the guy that we're supposed to talk about.

So, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. He's ours. But, uh, they love him. How about how about we do this when they when. Let's find out the day that they love Barry. You want to go to Pittsburgh?

Let's go show love to Barry, too. Wow. We're gonna make a road trip, huh?

Yeah. Why not? Beautiful city.

Why not? Sure. I've never been there. I'd love to see the park. So sure, I'll go.

I was joking. I'm in. I've been there a bunch of times. That's a beautiful place. I love it. A whole trip roadshow or a whole show road trip. Let's go.

Yeah, I love it. You think they let me in? Well, because you just crapped on Bob Nutty. You're paying customers. They'll let you in. No, fair point.

We need credentials. No. Listen, I'm definitely not getting in. Yeah. Marco, you're out now.

I'm gonna have to buy a round. I mean, Pittsburgh, they got room. I mean, the fans show up. God bless them. But anyway, it's beautiful.

We could do the show from the river. We'll be fine. Look look inside the stadium. We'll be OK. Shout out to Barry Bonds. Somebody's gonna love him. It's the J.R. Sportbrief show on the Infinity Sports Network. We come back.

I'm going to tell you about a few things that took place this day in sports history. And then we'll talk about someone. I don't know if she's getting love or hate.

I don't know. Madison Avenue loves her that much. I know. I'll tell you who it is. The wait is over.

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The all new season of the Kardashians premieres May 23rd streaming on Hulu. You're listening to the J.R. Sportbrief, the J.R. Sportbrief show here with you on the Infinity Sports Network. What's going on with that basketball game? The Pacers were too close for my liking. Oh, now they're losing.

Good. Eighty six to seventy five. The Celtics lead the Pacers.

Eighty six to seventy five. I think the Pacers might be on my list of the teams that I dislike the most. I can't think of another team. I can't. I really can't. That I really don't like.

I'm talking about my whole life. OK. Hated this team for more than 30 years. I hate them. Hate them. Hate them. Hate them. Hate them. Anyway, as I continue on, let's talk some positivity, because we had enough negativity by talking about Barry Bonds being inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Pirates Hall of Fame, not not Cooperstown. Don't don't get ahead of yourself. But let's talk about some positivity, because everybody loves Kaitlyn Clark. Right. Everybody loves her. People not sick of her yet. Well, Kaitlyn Clark has a new deal.

A matter of fact, let's take a listen to this report from WTHR eight. Kaitlyn Clark, a new contract. Listen to this.

The Indiana Fever guard, Kaitlyn Clark, has just inked a multiyear sponsorship deal with Wilson, maker of the WNBA's official basketball. Yeah. So here's what it is. The signature ball will be gold and white. You see it here. It has personalized engravings of the Indiana Fever star. Look at that.

That's cool. So Clark will also test, advise and give feedback on a range of basketball gear for Wilson. And this is a big deal because the only other athlete to be a brand ambassador for Wilson was Michael Jordan back in the 1980s. So they are really particular about who they want their ambassador to be. Clearly she's in unique company.

OK. All right. Well, I mean, if she gets a deal with Wilson, she's going to have her own basketballs. Then what about Angel Reese? Isn't that the other famous woman that joined the WNBA from college? Well, not to be shortchanged, Angel Reese has a deal, too.

She is now part owner of DC Power FC. Now I get it. You're saying, well, what the hell is that? Well, it's a new women's soccer team. U.S. let me not screw this up.

I don't I don't need people yelling at me. U.S.L. Super League, it's women's football, soccer, Angel Reese, she spoke about why she's getting involved. Listen, I always wanted to impact sports, not just women's basketball.

And I don't know if you guys saw probably a couple of months ago, I've always said I wanted to have her ownership of something. Obviously, just basketball is my main thing. Growing up in the B&B area, I've loved sports always. So being able to be a part of the Power FC soccer league is going to be so cool. I'm invested in soccer.

A lot of my friends play soccer as well. So I'm super excited for this partnership. And a lot of young black women don't have these opportunities. And just being able to leave my impact and make this this new thing and make this a thing now. Like being in charge, being able to do these things is something that's really important. Not bad.

Not bad. Success for everybody. I want everybody to make more money.

Everybody. I want Angel Reese to make more money. I want Kaitlyn Clark to make more money. Asia Wilson, let her make some more money.

Everybody, money for everybody. I want when Benyama doesn't matter. How much money do you think, if when Benyama plays for the next million years, how much money do you think this guy's going to make? Wow, a million years, probably a trillion dollars. He's playing for a million years, maybe more than that. Yeah, let's not worry about when Benyama. More money for all the women's players out there. Don't matter what you're doing.

Anyway, that's for the future, right? Let's go back in time and think about a few things that took place this day in sports history. 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. Back in those days, we had radio and you couldn't see anything. And it was primitive and lousy and we liked it.

On the JR Sport Brief Show. I wish I was 50 years younger and I'd kick your ass. Oh, so violent, so violent. Anyway, let's go back to 1996, May 21st, because on this day, Ken Griffey Jr. hit his 200th home run. It was fun.

It was great. Let's take a listen, because at the time, seventh fastest man to hit 200. This is courtesy of the Mariners. Well, hit ball to right field and there it goes. Ken Griffey Jr.'s 200th home run in the big leagues. Into the bleachers in right field, a three run home run by Ken Griffey Jr. And the Mariners lead the Boston Red Sox, eight to five, his first home run back on April the 10th, 1989 in Seattle against Eric King of the White Sox, number 100 in a game against Kansas City. And there it is, career home run number 200. And what a smile by Ken Griffey Jr. You see, Barry Bonds, that's somebody that people like.

He finished with 630 and he did it clean. You should have never left Seattle, but that's a different conversation anyway. And by the way, if you want to know the score, the Mariners won that day over the Sox, 13 to seven, the Red Sox. In 2011, May 21st, Bernard Hopkins, one of my favorite boxers of all time at 46 years old, became the oldest fighter to win a world title, beating Jean Pascal from Montreal. Let's listen as this took place courtesy of HBO in 2011.

I feel like I'm not 46, but I feel like I'm close to 36. But everything is fine, man. God bless me. I worked hard for this. I had a working team. Golden Boy is the promoters and I am the OG. I am the OG of Golden Boy.

That's for sure. Of all time now, as it turns out, what has turned you into this exciting fighter? Well, I know the fans pay to see fights and, you know, I've been accused of being boring. I was just trying to buy time and buy years for now. I'm going to finish last. I'm going to finish last. I'm going to finish strong. So I had a plan, even in my boxing career, is to box as well as I can, win fights, and then get to the last bit of good orange juice. And then this is what you see. Before I leave this game, y'all going to see the best fights of Bernard Hopkins' career.

And I know that's a big order providing what I've done already. But I'm vouching and I'm promising that every fight until I retire is going to be breathtaking and it's going to be a heart beating. Man, I was scared watching, but I watched all those fights.

I was scared. I'm like, yo, he's 46. There ain't no heavyweight.

I get it. He's still big, but damn. He beat George Foreman by a few months in regards to age. Shout outs to Bernard.

Faculty still appear to be there. He's handling business. He works at Golden Boy.

I don't know why he would work for Oscar De La Hoya, but that's none of my business. Anyway, you've been listening to the J.R. Sportbree show here with you on the Infinity Sports Network. As I depart this minute, the second, the Celtics, they lead the Pacers 92 to 81, about two minutes left in the third. I'll be back with you tomorrow at 6 p.m. Eastern, 3 Pacific.

And of course, it's Wednesday. I'll be delivering to you a new top six list. The J.R. Sportbree show is done. Thank you so much for listening.

Thank you to super producer and host Ryan Hickey. And then you as well. You most importantly, there's no you is no show. You'll be safe, be cool, be smooth and be well.

Don't move. Bart Winkler coming up next. The Infinity Sports Network, the J.R. Sportbree show is done. The wait is over.

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