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April 28, 2023 3:57 pm

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April 28, 2023 3:57 pm

What are the guys in Charlotte talking about, in regards to Bryce Young? Are people excited to have him as a Carolina Panther fan? Does he agree with Adam that Will Levis wasn’t drafted in the 1st round because he puts mayo in his coffee? What chance does he give the Knicks of getting out of the East? How does Konata feel about Giannis’ response to being asked if he failed this season?

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Alright, let's get a little bit of draft, but also some really cool things in the NBA playoffs. My man, Kanata Edwards at Not of the Scribe,

He hangs out with Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander on the ION College Basketball Podcast, among other things. He's pouring a cup of, I hope, it's very strong coffee. There's a lot going on. Do you, sir, feel the power of the contrast between Cam Newton and Bryce Young? To me, it's Superman versus underdog. I was thinking more Mighty Mouse, honestly. I was thinking, I think more, a little bit more Mighty Mouse.

A little Scrappy Doo. Who is the better, Scrappy Doo, who is the better superhero? Mighty Mouse or underdog? Underdog, there's a lot of similarities between underdog and Superman. You know, he went into the phone booth too, didn't he?

Yes, underdog went into the phone booth, but you also got to remember, like underdog needed some, needed to be propped up and everything else like that. Mighty Mouse was basically Superman, except for the fact that he was, you know, a mouse. So if we're going to compare somebody like Bryce Young to Superman, again, to Cam Newton or anything else like that, we got to compare him to Mighty Mouse because, like, the technical skill is there.

The peak of the powers is there. It's just, he's just smaller. It's just in a bite-sized tank. And it's also bite-sized, my gosh. It's also not nearly as disrespectful as underdog being the shoeshine boy. So there is that.

And for those people who want to find disrespect, and I'm with you on that, go check out the origins of Curious George. It'll blow, it will blow you away. All right, let's move.

But it is, it is amazing to me. I think Bryce Young was the right pick. You live in Charlotte. Tell me what, you know, tell me what all of you guys are talking about down there about this. Everybody loves Bryce Young because, like, for geography lesson, I live maybe six, seven blocks from Bank of America Stadium.

Okay. People, it's lit over there right now. There's, again, Bryce Young was just introduced. I can hear, like, I know people are excited when I can't find a parking spot after I go get my Starbucks.

Like, that's what, that's how bad this is right now. They're excited there. I don't think the CJ Stroud stuff was, I think people would have preferred CJ Stroud because he was, you fit the mold, right?

But for the most part, I think people want this technically savvy short King per se that they got in Bryce Young. I completely understand why they want to see their trial, but honestly, I think everybody's excited just to have a quarterback, a competent quarterback. It's been a long time, Adam. It's been a very long time. Yeah.

Honestly, since the Cam Newton injury in the middle of the 2018 season was the last time they had competent quarterback play. Do you agree with me that Will Levis was not drafted in the first round solely because he puts mayonnaise and coffee? You know, it's a good reason.

It's a really good reason. I mean, there's a lot of this, like, and we can get into this. There's a lot of this that I do find interesting and Florio pointed out, like this, if the toasting for levels was a real thing, how can we never heard about it? CJ Stroud. We heard everything about the standardized testing, which basically puts us back to Vince Young and the wonder like, which I know you remember, yes. There's a lot of this that did not feel good.

And then when you come to find out, Oh wait, we'll look. Levis has a really bad toe injury. And we didn't hear about this.

It's one of those things like our senior hall that makes you think. You know, we just heard, we played a Todd McShea clip about all these negatives for Will Levis, didn't trust his eyes, didn't see the field, plays foot, plays quarterback, like a linebacker through all these interceptions. I didn't hear any of this for, we had 16 months of a lead up to this draft.

I didn't hear a single lick of all of these things and everybody's going to got him going in the top five, 10 at the worst. And now he's still sitting there. I hope he went back to a hotel and hung out. I hope he went to Gates barbecue and met, met Gerald Owens there because my gosh, I, I, he, he needs a hug. All right. Let me, did you click, you didn't hear the story. He's not going to be there tonight.

Good. He should get out, get out of town, man. I don't blame him, but it's just one of those things. Like, I just want to see how we talk about this because remember, Gino Smith came back. There were a lot of guys that came back after not getting drafted in that first round. I believe milk Malique Willis last year, after not getting drafted in the first two rounds, it was still there and came back. Yeah.

Let's see how we talk about this when we'll love his goals and take the ball home. That's all I'm asking. I'm here for you.

I am here for you. All right. Let's, let's move on New York, Miami, Boston, Philly in the East. Did the NBA get exactly what they wanted? If Adam Silver is not renegotiating the TV deal, like right now, there's a mistake being made. Let's be really like, that is for me, you're talking about two of the best possible scenarios.

It would have been a third, if not for a Milwaukee coach, my bootenholzer. But, um, for the most part, I think we got exactly like the NBA got in the Eastern time zone where a bunch of us can get sleep and don't have to necessarily worry about staying up till midnight or 1 a.m. I think we got everything we wanted.

And then on top of that, we might get Steph versus LeBron and round two out west. I know. Are you kidding me?

Yeah. And we got, and we got Katie in the West. Like we had, if you are a basketball fan, you are in heaven no matter what. So as I said, when you first asked me this question, if Adam Silver is not negotiating the TV deal right now, he's not, then they're not doing their jobs because you're never going to have as much leverage as you do right now with the matchups that are coming. Here's where I would argue that Knicks Miami is better than Knicks Milwaukee. Knicks were not going to beat the Milwaukee Bucks. They can beat the Miami Heat.

You get the little extra buzz of New York, Miami. They can show all the footage of Jeff Van Gundy hanging on the legs of Alonzo Mourning and show all that stuff from what the 90s, whatever decade that was. And it gives you the better chance of the Knicks making it to the conference finals because a New York Philly or a New York Boston conference finals. We're going to see so much Patrick Ewing footage. It is and Charles Oakley and the late Anthony Mason.

We're going to see we're going to see so much of that. We might even get a John Starks sighting, although that was more Knicks Bowls. Anyway, by the way, you give what chance do you give the Knicks of getting out of the East? Zero, because I don't think they'd be Philly and I don't think they'd be Boston.

Zero. They did. They played very well against Boston this year.

They did, but I just, we saw it last night. Like Boston tends to play with their food this year. And we like, there was that eight minute stretch last night during the game where Jason Tatum was like, yo, we're not going back to Boston.

We're we're ending this like right now. He had that eight minute stretch and it was done. So I think that gear is in him. I think he's trying to conserve that year. We're going to have to see him use it a lot more against Billy, but against the Knicks, there's a lot of this where I don't trust the Knicks against Boston.

I trust them even less against Billy because I think, and B is going to just, just in beetle end up being galactic and conquer all the world. That's how, that's how good that like, it's a nice story that the mix will get to the conference finals. Most likely they have to get, they have to deal with the Jimmy Butler problem, which ends in Milwaukee season. But I think it'll be a nice story that the next finally got back to the Eastern conference finals and lost because it's their history for the last 30 years, basically. Yeah. I don't think they're going to beat the Sixers and I think the Sixers are going to beat the Celtics, but it will be a blast.

I, and it would, it would almost be fun to see Philly against Denver in the NBA finals, just so it's. No, Twitter, Twitter will implode. No, thank you.

No, thank you. We don't need that toxicity. It's, it's all, if, if Twitter implodes, we'll all be better off for it anyway.

We're there because we have an obligation to be there. At not of the scribe on Twitter. All right. Real quick about Lakers warriors. They both have to win a game tonight to end that series and avoid a seventh game on the road. Do they both get it done at home or do does one or both lose tonight? I think Sacramento is closer to being done.

Uh, I think Darren, Darren Fox, having that injury to his hand, like you saw him be effective initially, but once those painkillers started wearing off, you saw the handles start to loosen up a little bit too much. I think they're done. I'm kind of worried about the Lakers though.

I am too late again. LeBron didn't have too much gas left for that game five. I'm not sure he's going to have that much gas left for game six. And if Anthony Davis doesn't show up, which is a possibility, we could be talking about Memphis and seven.

And if that's the case, we still win because we get Dylan Brooks versus Draymond Green. All right. Just think about that.

All right. We just a couple of minutes left, but I wanted to, uh, to get your gauge on this. Uh, I'm going to play a, a briefer version of what Giannis Anadokounmpo said after they got eliminated by the Miami heat.

Here's yeah. And just a quick setup is that the question from, uh, the writer in Milwaukee was, do you feel as though this season where they won 58 games or were the best team in the NBA was a failure? Uh, here's the, really the last part of Giannis's answer.

Um, Michael Jordan played 15 years, won six championship. The other nine years was a failure. That's what you're telling me. I'm actually a question. Yes or no. Okay. Exactly. So why are you asking that question?

It's a wrong question. There's no failure in sports. You know, there's good days, bad days. Some days, some days you are able to, uh, be successful. So there's, you're not, some days it's your turn.

So there's not your turn. And that's what sports is about. You don't always win. Some other, other people is going to win.

And this year, somebody else is going to win similar as that. We're going to come back next year. Try to be better.

Try to build good habits. Try to, um, play better, not have a 10 day stretch with a play bad basketball, you know, and hopefully we can win a championship. So 50 years from 1971 to 2021 that we didn't win a championship, it was 50 years of failures. No, it was not. It was steps to it, you know, and we were able to win one.

Hopefully we can win another one. You know, I, sorry that I didn't want to make it personal. All right. That's, that's Giannis. What do you think about that?

Not he's making two different arguments. First things first, right. This season, this season, no matter how you slice it was a failure. You win 58 games. You were the number one seed and you lost to an eight seed in five games. And mind you, we didn't even get to the really gross part where Giannis misses 12 free throws in, in the, in the concluding game, in a close game, in an overtime game.

And mind you also, if we remember right, wanted no part of the free throws late in the game, when the jump ball hits and he almost turns the ball over. I'm sorry, sir. You do not get to dictate what is a failure. What isn't is not a failure. That is my problem with what he said.

And then on top of that, we are trying to turn this into some sort of Tuesdays with Maury quote that we're going to see on LinkedIn for the next 15 years about failure. I like, like for me, it's too much. It is way too much.

That does a test way too much. And I, again, I like Giannis and there is something to be said about championship or bus, but sir, you are the number one season Eastern conference on top of which you were in articles, basically campaigning for your third MVP. You don't get to fit. You don't get to switch it up like that. I'm sorry. All right. Here's, here's my, my counter to that is, um, a Giannis is different.

He processes things very differently and taking it literally, cause he probably did take the question. Literally. I don't think the season was a failure. I think they fell short of their goal. I would argue that if they had gotten to the Eastern conference final and didn't and got beat by the Celtics or the 76ers, they were at the same point that it was a failure. Um, where, where they lose in the playoffs, if they don't win a title after being the best team in the league, then, then it should all be a failure. Uh, I, I think Giannis looked at it as a big picture thing and understands that the other team is trying to, uh, and this is what I put on Twitter. Uh, the, the, the website that is eventually going to blow up and go away. Uh, it was that it's the first take world that we live in that it's, it's black or it's white and there is no context or nuance. And I think Giannis kind of takes everything into account. Uh, do I agree with everything he said there? No, I did find it refreshing.
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