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The Rich Eisen Show Basketball Podcast S2 E3. Brooklyn Nets, Kevin Durant's legacy, Around the NBA, Lakers Legacy doc

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November 2, 2022 6:41 pm

The Rich Eisen Show Basketball Podcast S2 E3. Brooklyn Nets, Kevin Durant's legacy, Around the NBA, Lakers Legacy doc

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November 2, 2022 6:41 pm

The Rich Eisen Show's Chris Brockman, TJ Jefferson, and Adam Chudwin break down the latest from the NBA.

00:00- Brooklyn Nets

12:00- Kevin Durant's legacy

21:30- Around the NBA

28:45- Lakers Legacy documentary

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Hey, what's up, everybody? Welcome back.

It's the Rich Eisen Show basketball podcast. It's a Wednesday. We're back on the normal day and we're all on our normal spots. Brockman, Adam, TJ, what's up fellas? Yo.

What it do, baby? Rory, are any of you guys going to be the next Brooklyn Nets coach? How is that going to work?

Are they just going to do like an American Idol type deal where you just get like a one week audition? I'd love to go to Brooklyn for a week, try it out. I've never been to Brooklyn before. You haven't? No, never been. I've been to New York City a few times. Never been to Brooklyn.

Let's go. They spread love. It's the Brooklyn way. In my way, in Alizee, keep me tipsy. Girls used to diss me.

Now they write letters because they miss me. Yeah. You know, I'll go to Brooklyn, you know, leave it the 16th seat on the bench open for the Notorious B.I.G.

We just leave that open every single game. And let's go. I think that's fair.

That sounds pretty great. Hey, anything going on with them? Jeez. I mean, come on, guys.

It's wild, man. I just got to say to you that, like, what what do we say about Brooklyn? It's just like, yeah, they had a coach and they fired them and then just have a coach. They had a Hall of Fame two time back to back MVP player in Steve Nash. First time head coach. What was made when he got the job that, oh, man, this guy's got no playing experience. He's just there to manage egos and and K.D. and Kyrie were like he was their handpicked guy.

But they were like, well, you know, it's more of like a collective. We're all kind of coaching the team. Even Jog Von could do it. And now Jog Von's the interim coach.

And could you see it? I mean, look, we all we all know, like the Lakers are kind of a disaster. There's some other teams who are kind of a mess. But we kind of thought that Brooklyn was going to be a championship team at some point under these guys with with this whole group.

And now they'll be lucky to make the play in at the rate it's going. Yeah, it's it's a situation where Steve Nash is great of a player as he was. He was probably in and over his head of these egos.

That's the thing. You have Kyrie, KZ. These guys not only have egos and Ben Simmons, but they're they're kind of emo dudes a lot of times.

You know what I mean? Like Durant, as much as a great players, he is seems like he's always surly. He's always talking trash to people on Twitter and who knows what the moods are with Kyrie. And then Ben Simmons, you don't know where his head's at. So when you have those three guys, your big three, that's a difficult situation.

You have a ton of talent, but at the same time, you have guys where you don't know what's going to happen day to day. So that's an issue I saw. I don't know if you guys saw. Did you see that picture of Steve Nash from like a couple of days ago getting kicked out? His eyes were really like bulging out of his sockets. I was like, at that point, like he's having a mental breakdown right now. He's lost.

He's lost it. So what do you think? You know what? Wrong.

TJ. I mean, who's I know we're in this like type of business where it's like, Hey, who's the blame? You got to assign blame to everything. But you know, just in terms of that type of argument, who gets the lion's share of the blame? If you want to make a pie chart of blame, how's it get spread out there in Brooklyn?

I honestly have no idea. Like I don't know because on paper you think, all right, if this isn't a championship squad, at least, you know, this team will make some noise. You've got this coach, one of the greatest players of all time. You've got two guys on the team who are two of the greatest players of all time and you're thinking, all right, you know, this might not be the perfect formula, but this will do well and it hasn't done well. And now Nash is gone and I don't know who you blame for this because again, you know, we do this job and it's like we're just making assumptions, but none of us are in that locker room. None of us are around the team.

So it's just very hard to really look and point and go, hey, that's where it went wrong. Like we're not going to know until the 30 for 30 or the book comes out. So who knows? But you got Kevin Durant. And one thing we know about Kevin Durant is he loves basketball, right?

He doesn't care about any of this other crap that goes on. He just wants to play ball and all this other stuff that comes with it is just, you know, I guess part of the, unfortunately part of the package that he has to deal with. You've got Kyrie, I don't really, you know, that's a whole nother situation. It's just, you know, we could go on forever about that. Yeah, we were waiting to get into the Kyrie stuff. I thought Rich covered it pretty perfectly on the big show with his kind of statement about it.

But yeah, you just keep going. I just don't. Who knows?

Who knows? You know, and then you got Ben Simmons who you thought, all right, maybe the year off would help, you know, get his mind right, get his game right. And now you've got Kyrie who, you know, which I think is cool is out there like, bro, shoot, like trying to like hype him up and Ben Simmons is still the Ben Simmons that we saw against the Hawks, you know, two years ago.

So I got, I really don't know what the problem is. Maybe we need to reframe Ben Simmons in our minds now to where he can just become a potential like Draymondz, maybe Dennis Robbins type player. I'm not saying he's even close to being as good as those guys, but maybe we just need to reframe him as a guy that's only good for rebounding and defense and some assists. Do not expect him to score any points.

Any points from him is a bonus. That was like when Dennis Robin was on the Bulls back in the day, any, any points with him was just an added bonus. It'd be fun when he'd shoot a three every once in a while, the crowd would go crazy, but we expected him to have 15 rebounds a game and play the best defense possible on the best player on the opposing team. And I think that's what the Nets fans need to expect out of Ben Simmons. He's not a score. There's a mental block with him.

And even if there's not a mental block, it doesn't matter. He's talented enough in terms of defense and rebounding and assists or he should just become that type of player. But what's insane is that Ben Simmons can score in his four years in Philadelphia, 15.8, 16.9, 16.4, 14.3 points per game. And he did it all in 12 shots or less per game. He's great to go into the rack, score, get to the rack, get to shoot, get to the free throw line.

And he's not good at the line. Well, there's obviously something going on inside his mind that this is all a mental thing. Clearly it has to be.

Yeah. There's six games. He's averaging six, six and a half and seven, six points, six and every bounds and seven. It's just like not the same player that he was. And it's just wondering, it's like, should he come out the bench? Is he a type of role player? That just adds into kind of everything that's going on with Brooklyn.

Two questions. I think their championship window has closed considering now what the East looks like. And is it over?

Is it time to cut Kyrie, maybe think about honoring what Kevin Durant wanted to do over the summer, which was, you know, reportedly ask for a trade, get rid of him, just blow this whole thing up. That's a tough question. I mean, I know you don't, you know, you're upset about what happened last year with obviously with the Udoka situation, obviously it was a terrible thing that he did and it was wrong of him. But to be real, just in terms of we don't know what it is, though, it's never even come out. But it's terrible. We say this terrible is wrong, but we don't know what exactly went down.

I guess we can. It's bad. We can just assume it was bad enough that Boston said you're suspended for the year. And also you can be the Nets coach with no compensation return. We just want him out.

So it was at least that bad, whatever that means. But in terms of basketball, he's proven to be a really good head coach. And so maybe this is the shot that they need, that they they finally have a guy that just you don't could come in and just kind of shake things up. The guys in the finals last year, that's what I said yesterday, like, you know, and I had to catch myself because I was like, maybe they'll respond to him. And I'm like, well, wait a minute, if you can't respond to one of the to no worse than the sixth greatest point guard to ever play in the league. But you know, there's a difference because a lot of times a great player does not transition to a great coach. True.

Right. I mean, look at all the players that we've had. There's been very few that have Larry Bird, maybe the very bird mate. Well, you know, Lenny Wilkins, I would say will probably be the best example. But Bird was really good magic.

Not so much. And I think the reason is because when you're that talented and your work ethic is that great, like Kobe could never have been an NBA coach. Right. Same with Jordan.

Yeah. It couldn't have happened because you want got you because what you did like Jerry West kind of lost his mind. You are so good and you are so talented and your work ethic is so out of this world that anything less than what you brought to the table every day is going to drive you up the wall. So did Steve Nash have that? You would assume he wouldn't when you're talking about talents like Kyrie and Durant. But we don't know. A different voice.

Maybe eBay will talk to them differently, get them on a different page. We don't know. But I guess if I'm a Nets fan, I got to kind of look at this and have a little bit of hope. Right. And we got to think about basketball also that Kyrie was out a lot of time last year. They've only had Simmons for a few games.

So this core three of Simmons, Durant's and Kyrie have really not played together at all. So it'll take them some time. And maybe if you give them more time, Seth Curry comes back, you have a new coach. They can turn the season around is still really, really young right now. We just talking the other day about how the Lakers fired Mike Brown after like a week or something.

Yeah. And it's just like you didn't even give that a chance. But it's so what do you think about the situation? Are you upset that the Celtics won't have him as a coach anymore? Well, I didn't think he was ever coming back anyway. It felt like they were just kind of suspend him for a year just to kind of let it settle. I also think this too is about money. Now they don't have to pay him if they just let Brooklyn just like have him, obviously, whatever the Celtics found in their investigation this summer, which who knows if whoever actually know about it was bad enough for at least a year off, probably fired.

And we don't want anything back. Just take him, get him out of the building. I just think it's a terrible, terrible, awful look for Brooklyn and their ownership in the same few days of separation to have this Kyrie stuff with his with his post and promotion. And then the weird interview he did post game.

And then your owner says this is bigger than basketball. And then now you hire a head coach who had some inappropriate behavior in Boston that cost him an entire season. That is a terrible, terrible look to have this go on with one of your star players. And now you bring in a head coach who has this also dark cloud over him surrounding his behavior with women in the organization. Like what are you telling the women not only in Boston in their organization and now what are you telling the women who work in your own front office and in your organization as well? Like this is OK.

It's a really bad look for them. But you know, we have to talk much more about it. I was just thinking about it from a basketball perspective.

But when we started the pod today, which I did want to ask you guys about this. It's been a lot of time talking about legacies and people's standing in the game and where they rank all time. TJ we love lists, obviously, when I think about Kevin Durant. If they if he never wins another championship, how are you going to remember his career? How is he going to be ranked and labeled in terms of. What happened outside of those three seasons in Golden State?

You know, he gets a question, right, because he gets a lot of crap, which to me is like mind boggling, because when you've got a guy who's this supremely talented at the game, it's amazing the amount of crap that he gets, right? And you could say, oh, well, you went on the team that beat you. You joined the Warriors, but that Warriors team. One more games than anyone else in the regular season history of the NBA, and they lost the finals. So it's not like he joined a team that won the championship was Kevin Durant, the best player on those championship teams, the two years in Golden State's 1000 percent. He was finals MVP twice.

Yeah, I mean, game winning daggers both years in game. So I don't really understand the Durant trash talk. You know, people want to say you got to go win it on your own team. But if you are the best player on the best team, what are we talking about?

So I don't know. I'm not trash talking him. You're not. But you know what the collective is, people who I don't pay attention to on Twitter, which because I can't because I don't have a Twitter anymore. But I don't really care about the noise from social media.

I care about guys, the noise from other legends and other players. And when I see some of these guys make it seem as though like he's got to win it on his own. It just kind of it kind of frustrates me a little because we're looking at things other than the facts.

And the facts are Kevin Durant, one of the greatest basketball players the good Lord has ever made, and that's the bottom line. That's why my question and just this discussion is about how he's going to be remembered. Right. Because think about it. He obviously had an issue with Steve Kerr.

Or else he'd still be on the wall. Maybe it wasn't current. It wasn't current. It was Draymond. That was.

But if you have an issue with one guy and you're Kevin Durant, you could probably get Draymond traded. Right. Yeah. But that's not that's not your M.O. Like they were already a team beforehand. Right.

So you're not going to go. I'm not going to come in and be like, all right, get rid of Adam. Well, we just want a title two years ago. But if you're Steph Curry and Clay and you're like, hmm, we could have five more years of Kevin Durant and win five more titles in a row or there or we want Draymond and all the drama that goes. I think.

Who would you choose? Well, I don't think it was an issue that he had that kept him from staying there. I think it was a situation where the trolls got the best. All right. Let me let me rephrase then. He obviously there was something going on where he didn't want to stay with that team and it was coached by Steve Kerr.

Right. And this summer he wanted Steve Nash fired. So two of the greatest guys, you know, great just guys and nice guys, great coaches. He couldn't make it work with them. He couldn't make it work to stay in Golden State because they won chips, but he didn't make it work that he didn't want to stay. It was only he was only there for three. It was a situation where his ego got the best of him and he wanted to go to Brooklyn to prove that he could win on his own. And now he's not going to.

So that's kind of my point. If they don't ever win again, if he stays in Brooklyn for the rest of his career and they don't win, how are you going to remember this part of Kevin Durant's? You know, I'm still gonna remember he's one of the greatest scorers, bucket getters that ever lived. He is a two time NBA champion.

He's a you're not going to disappointed. I mean, look, bro, some of the greatest players of all time have never like Charles Barkley is no worse than my third favorite player ever. Never got a chip. I've never seen no worse than my fourth player ever. Never got a chip. Carl Malone, John Stockton, you can go down the list of guys who've never won championships, right?

Yeah. And we put them and we put them in this list like you never won a chip. Well, now we've got a guy who's won two and two finals MVPs.

It's like, what are we talking about? Still a no, but I'm but I'm saying there was the expectation that he had this two things. He got his resume built to a point where yes, you are now up there with the all time grades. And we were thinking, oh, my God, he's going to go to Brooklyn team with Kyrie Irving and they are going to put this team around him and they're going to win one, two, three more before his career. I never thought that you never thought he was going to win at least one more, maybe one. But I never thought they were going to turn into some type of dynasty.

A lot of people did that. But now they're going to get zero most likely. There's something that doesn't change the way you think about him at all. How is that going to take away anything that he's not taking away?

So then how could it change my thought? Like if I'm already like, bro, you've already done all this. Now, everything else is just it's just extra. You are already on the top 75. You're already a champion. You already won.

I believe scoring time. You've won MVP like you've done it all. You had never won. Then yeah, we could have this conversation that it might make change differently. But you were the best player on the best squads twice.

But playing devil's advocate, it will always be a discussion. If Kevin Durant never wins, if he never wins one more championship, it will be always be a talking point in the media. Is Kevin Durant for sure one of the greatest players of all time to me, he's top 20, absolutely. But there's still something slightly missing if he can't win a championship without joining three Hall of Famers in their prime. He joined three Hall of Famers in their prime. He is the guy that took them over the top. He was the best player on that team, but it wasn't his team. And without winning a championship where it's absolutely his team. There's still something slightly missing and something that people will always talk trash to him on Twitter about. People always have in the back of their mind. Nobody's disputing that he's a Hall of Fam player. He's absolutely a Hall of Fam player, one of the best players ever. But there's still something slightly in person. And that's how long trash on Twitter would be the absolute least of my concerns when I'm I'm ranking his legacy that is something that is legacy.

He was literally doing it yesterday. It's hilarious. It came to a really funny and that's why I wanted to just kind of bring up this thing. And you guys both brought up both sides of the argument.

And that's why I kind of wanted to have the discussion because it's going to be had forever. We're not taking it to me. We're not taking it.

I'm not certainly I'm not taking away, but you'll never be able to take it away from him. Well, you're just like, oh, man, I wish you could have got wish you could have done it. I really thought he was going to do this.

I really thought he was going to do X. That's that's the interesting thing. So when Durant was on their team, he was better than Curry. He was the better player.

Yeah, for sure. But if he never wins another championship, I believe that Curry will have a better career, if that makes sense. Well, he's got four. I mean, he's got four and two MVP that he's one where it was his team and he was the number he it was his team and he didn't have to go somewhere. Do you think Curry?

We love. I mean, TJ, we love lists. Do you think Curry's ahead of Durant on the all time list right now as we sit today? Yeah, even though he wasn't a better player when they're together. Yeah, because of the four. I mean, that that that matters and the fact that, you know, you're giving Steph Curry credit for changing the way the game of basketball is played, even though, you know, if he and Kevin Durant sat there and had a shootout, I'm not entirely convinced I'm going to put all my money on Steph. You know, I don't know. I mean, we all say he's the greatest shooter of all time, but that Kevin Durant is a monster.

So I don't know. And Steph winning last year were essentially the second best player in the finals was Andrew Wiggins that that took him up another notch to me. Yeah. Last year's title really boosted. It's amazing what that did for Steph's legacy.

That title last year. Yeah, it's it's tough for Kevin Durant's. It's a weird situation he's in where everybody considers him a great player, but there's still something missing, even though there's championships.

It's crazy. Yeah, it's he's one of the most interesting, I think, just characters in this whole NBA play that we that we enjoy, you know, night in, night out, year in, year out. He's fascinating to me. And I think we're going to we'll debate, you know, his legacy until he's done playing for sure. And then another 20 years after he's done playing, it's just it's really interesting. I just say this.

Right. It just don't hit me to put it to bed. We're telling you and I used to do this with pro wrestlers when they would come in. I'm going to tell you this. Aliens are coming to attack the earth, of course. And you've got to start it. You've got to base jam three jam three and you've got to put together a team currently right now.

Right now to save Earth is Kevin Durant on that team. Absolutely. Top five. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah.

Yeah. What's our team look like? Are we are we doing top five by position or are we just doing I got to get five so, you know, Jupiter doesn't blow us out to get five.

If I got to get five right now. No position. No position. Well, you got Joker, Giannis, Katie, Steph, we're just going big tatum.

What about Luca, Luca, Luca, there's six jobs. I mean, look, we're going to be OK. We're going to be fine. We're going to survive. I'm not worried, OK, we're going to win.

We're going to win. But yeah, man, just like Kevin Durant, he's going to be this polarizing, I think maybe possibly the bronze rising. That's a good word.

More polarizing figure. And I and I could spend two hours discussing why I don't even understand that at all. But at the end of the day, Kevin Durant, great at basketball, two titles. And that'll be in, you know, you're going to have 50 percent of the people going to say this.

The other half are going to say that bottom line is he was great and he is great. All right. Let's finish up with this.

Just talk about let's go around the week a little bit. Milwaukee best team in the NBA right now. You know, it's still early, but still are either five and oh, but they look pretty damn unstoppable at the moment. Yeah, I love Bobby Portis. That guy, I watched him on the Bulls.

He was just, you know, whatever player and he's fit in so well with that team. And they're holding the fort down until Middleton comes back. And once Middleton comes back, that team, they're clicking on all cylinders.

Now imagine what's going to happen when he's back. So they're they're they're pretty scary right now. Yeah. What did you think of the Bulls last night? Oh, I loved it. Taking care of the Nets. Oh, it was great because we were losing in the third quarter by 12. I say we like like. But then all of a sudden you were up 10.

Yeah. Zach, Zach Levine went nuts in the fourth quarter. It was great. Kyrie was absolutely terrible yesterday. His head was not in the game. He scored like four points. I believe. To a 12 shooting.

Yeah. He was brutal yesterday. Zach is such a talented player there right now. They're putting him on a load management type of situation where he's not going to play back to back. So I don't think he's playing tonight, but he was awesome last night.

I always good. Brooklyn looks pretty terrible except for Duran Duran was spectacular last night. He had like 32, but they were missing Simmons. They're missing Curry. I think is underrated important to that Nets team. I agree. He can get them so many open threes. He'll get open threes from Kyrie and Duran.

So they didn't. And Joe Harris. Yeah. And Harris is working his way back. So those guys, once they get in the flow of things, I believe that team will be okay. So, but it was just fun watching Zach go crazy. And TJ don't look now you're Philadelphia 76ers winners of three in a row or back.

Three in a row. Doc watches off. Doc watches off.

It was never on really. Look, we're the four and four now. I'm not that worried. It's look, it's way too early to get worried about them or the Clippers for me, even though the Clippers are three and four, I'm a little worried about Kawhi. But again, I'll keep saying it.

Kawhi healthy later is much more important than Kawhi healthy now. And again, I'm going to touch on this again. Utah and San Antonio do not understand the assignment.

They don't understand the assignment. I appreciate the fact that you're winning games. They're collectively 11 and four. Like no one would have thought that right that the two of those team would be six and two and five and two. But again, guys, you know, we talk about teams tanking and throwing games. The fact of the matter is you are not going to get a professional athlete who busted their here, here, him or hers, but their entire life to get where they are to then throw game.

I know it's just, you know, as much as we want that it's just not going to happen. So I give them props for doing what they're doing. And yeah, right now, Milwaukee's five and oh, and you know, to quote Tyga, I'll make it rain there because I'm all about my bucks right now. It looks like they might. I got a reference.

Wow. You know, but again, also shout out, shout out rockets. They understand the assignment, the magic, understand, shout out Orlando.

Shout out Detroit. They understand the assignment, the Lakers understand the Lakers don't want it. Well, don't want to be understanding the assignment.

You know, they they feel they're in the wrong classroom, you know, celebrate like they won the title. Yeah. But here's the deal. Right.

People. It was for Darvin. Right. And it's like, you know what? You first time. And so it wasn't so much for them. The celebration.

It was to celebrate him. And so, yeah. Cool, man.

The first one is an NBA coach. You'll never get that again. Now. That was pretty cool. Can you imagine if the magic get get Victor next year if they're going to have power?

Oh, my God. That's why I believe it won't happen, because I think the magic that I think they're going to dig there. They're one in seven. They also had crazy good luck in the.

I mean, I really got Shaq and Penny in back to back years. So it could also a sneaky, huge game tonight in Cleveland, Boston and Cleveland. Great rivalry brewing. Cleveland got us a couple of days ago.

There's Garlin's back tonight. Calfs sneaky. Good.

Calfs can make some noise in the east. They will have 40 points in that game also. And Donovan Mitchell, I think at 38 or something, Mitchell is just ball balling and just looking at, you know, I know it's only the second week of the season, but a huge game in Cleveland tonight. Yeah. I mean, again, it's kind of hard to really put too much into it, but yeah, for what we're going for.

Yeah. It's going to be a good game. Donovan Mitchell, man. It's been fun.

This whole Cavs team. I think we kind of knew that they'd be fun to watch. Again, they're, they're, they're doing, I think kind of what we kind of expected them to do, you know, and Mitchell's top five score in the league right now, Luca right now, at 37 a game is leading the way, you know, really bear with 14 boards a game and Chris Paul with 11 dimes.

The game leading, leading the way, shout out sons. We also kind of left them for dead bro. I know. I know. We mentioned it like briefly last week, but damn, they look good.

They do. Minnesota last night, that's a good team, man. That's a very good team and they got it all. They've got it all right there and eight and didn't play yesterday. They still won.

Right. But are they like the NBA version of the Packers where they're so good in the regular season and then in the playoffs, just something different happens and they can't put it together. Can we say that because they're, they've gone to a finals before. So they at least have gotten there and then, you know, I, maybe they're set up, bro.

They for the last three, four years now, they've been trending. They got to the finals. They lost. Maybe this is Phoenix's year. I like Chris Paul at a big game last night. He, his health is obviously the key.

That's tantamount to the point. He needs to be healthy in the playoffs for them to know if you want to talk load management. That's a guy who maybe should be taking, you know, some time off and getting his body right.

Cause camp, that's always been the problem. Proud. Remember of Larry bird short shorts went off last night. Uh, TJ, we'll get out of here on this scale of one to 10. And your concern for the Clippers is 10 being I'm most concerned and being most at fit. Like I said, we're six games and I would say my concern is about a four. Okay.

Kawhi's missing another game. Listen game. That's, you know, that's, that's a little problematic, but you know, again, it's, it's health. We're not doctors.

I don't even play one on TV. And if they're saying that his knee is stiff and he needs this time, you imagine rushing him out there too soon and then something else happens. That's catastrophic. So you know, I would love to, I, you know, I, I won't lie to you. I thought we'd be six and no or something like this to start the season, but we'll see. You got the rockets tonight. We beat them. Uh, the last game, that could be a nice pallet cause huge game.

Utah Dallas tonight. That's going to be fun. All right, everybody. Uh, that's going to do it. Enjoy the games.

Enjoy your life. Oh, by the way, before we go, cause we've been touching on each other. I finished with legacy. Oh yeah. I want to tell you guys, man.

If you haven't watched legacy, whether you're a Laker fan or not, I think if you're a basketball fan or just fan of stories, it's most definitely worth watching. But something happened at the end of this that completely blew my mind because I had no idea that this was a thing. So really quickly after Dr. Bus passes away, Jeannie gets a letter from a woman claiming to be her sister. You probably didn't know this, did you Adam? No.

So it turns out and I, you know, I'll watch it if you want. I don't want to like get too deep into it, but basically what happened was a woman did a 23 and me test and found out this is wild. Her parents.

Okay. So apparently the buses when they were younger had a baby very first kid. So she would have been the oldest child, the oldest bus child. They gave her up for adoption and later on you get to see the reason they gave her up for adoption was basically the father, Dr. Bus did not have the time or the inclination to take care of a child at that point.

And many think it's because he grew up in extreme poverty. They were young married couple. Maybe they didn't have the sources or the resources to raise a child, but it gave her up for adoption. Then they start having their other kids.

And of course, you know, he built this empire later on. This woman who in her sixties does this test finds out because she always knew she was adopted because in third grade she heard a teacher point to her. She was a teacher point to her and say that she was adopted. So she lived with this her whole life, wondering who my parents are.

I wish I could meet my mom. That's the test finds out writes to Jeannie. Jeannie I'm sure does her due diligence and Jeannie was like, yo, this, this is my sister. So they didn't want to like FaceTime or see each other until they could actually meet goes to the airport, picks her up and she literally walks around the corner and Jeannie was like, it was like looking in a mirror. Whoa.

Yeah. And so as we find out, you know, she'd gotten given up for adoption. She's mom is literally on her death bed and she wants to introduce the sister to the mom and this man, this got me, Jeannie takes her to the hospital. She's talking to her mom.

She shows her the sister and the mother just simply on her bed who's, you know, there her end looks at Jeannie and points to her and goes mother and then looks at the sister and looks at her and goes mother. And it was just like, she knew that that was her baby. And this woman probably lived with this for 70 years, the fact that she had to give this child up. So it was kind of touching the fact that she at least got to get her baby back. But it's also like, you got to feel for this woman because I don't know what her life was like, but it definitely couldn't have been as good as being a bus in Los Angeles in the seventies and eighties and nineties. So, you know, I'm not sure what the family dynamic now is. It seems like all the kids have kind of come together and they accept her and brought her into the family fold, but it just kind of makes you go, wow, man, you kind of feel bad that this girl missed out on everything these kids had growing up. And that's kind of how legacy ended.

So it's definitely worth watching, man. And it took me by, it took me by surprise because I didn't know any of that. You know what I mean? Who did? That's the first I've ever heard of. I hope Jeannie's at least giving her some season tickets. That's the least. Jeannie, Jeannie in the documentary, she was the first one she seemed very like excited about.

And then she's like, this is my sister. So you know, it seemed like all the kids were like, at first, I'm sure there's some shock to it. Right. Like, but I think it seems as though they all came around. I don't know what their situation is today.

I'm not sure. But I just thought that was a really interesting way to end to end legacy and I definitely recommend it. That's how we're going to end today's show. All right, everybody. Enjoy the games. We will see you next week. See you later.
Whisper: small.en / 2022-11-07 03:33:06 / 2022-11-07 03:42:11 / 9

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