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6 May 202420:52

Summary

TLDRThe transcript captures a dynamic discussion on a sports show, focusing on the NBA playoffs. The conversation revolves around the unexpected victory of the Minnesota Timberwolves over the Denver Nuggets in game one, with the panelists expressing surprise and analyzing the game's key moments. They discuss the performance of players like Anthony Edwards and Nikola Jokic, the impact of coaching strategies, and the challenges of repeating as champions in the NBA. The hosts also touch on the Clippers' situation, the potential of a Denver dynasty, and the importance of contract extensions for players like Paul George. The summary underscores the unpredictability of playoff games and the strategic depth of the sport, while also highlighting the business side of basketball with contract negotiations and team rebuilding.

Takeaways

  • πŸ† The discussion revolves around the surprising victory of the Minnesota Timberwolves in game one against the Denver Nuggets, with a focus on the Timberwolves' potential to upset the Nuggets in the series.
  • πŸŽ™οΈ The speaker confidently had predicted a Minnesota win in the series, despite others doubting their chances, highlighting the importance of being bold in sports analysis.
  • πŸ€” The speaker expresses surprise at the Nuggets' performance, noting that they had only lost twice at home with their starting five, indicating the Timberwolves' win was a significant upset.
  • πŸ€ The analysis points out the Nuggets' strengths, including size, superstar ability, shooting, and coaching, as factors that should make them tough to beat, despite the game one loss.
  • πŸ“ˆ Credit is given to the Nuggets' coaching staff, particularly Chris Finch, for their strategic adjustments during the game, which contributed to their strong performance.
  • 🌟 Anthony Edwards is highlighted as a standout player, with discussions about whether he's the best two-way guard in the league and comparisons to Michael Jordan's early career.
  • 🚫 The speaker argues against comparing Edwards to Jordan too closely, noting that Jordan had not achieved the same level of postseason success at the same age and that context matters.
  • πŸ€• Concern is expressed over Jamal Murray's calf injury and its impact on his performance, with the speaker acknowledging the injury's effect without using it as an excuse for Murray's play.
  • πŸ”₯ The Timberwolves' shooting performance is praised, with the team shooting 71% in the second half, showcasing their ability to perform under pressure.
  • πŸ“Š Statistically, the script mentions the difficulty of repeating as NBA champions, with few teams managing to do so in recent history, adding to the weight of the Nuggets' challenge.
  • πŸ’° The Clippers' situation is discussed, with the speaker questioning whether it's wise for Paul George to sign an extension with the team, given their lack of draft picks and injury concerns.

Q & A

  • What was the main topic of discussion in the transcript?

    -The main topic of discussion was the performance of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Denver Nuggets in the NBA playoffs, with a focus on the Timberwolves winning game one of their series against expectations.

  • Who did the speaker claim to have predicted the Timberwolves to win the series?

    -The speaker claimed to be one of the few national pundits that had the guts to predict the Minnesota Timberwolves would win the series.

  • What was the speaker's opinion on Jamal Murray's calf injury?

    -The speaker expressed concern about Jamal Murray's calf injury and believed it was affecting his performance, although Murray himself did not use it as an excuse.

  • Why did the speaker believe the Nuggets had an advantage in their game against the Timberwolves?

    -The speaker believed the Nuggets had an advantage due to their size, superstar ability to take over games, excellent three-point shooting, good coaching, and tenacious defense.

  • What was the significance of the trade involving Rudy Gobert mentioned in the transcript?

    -The Rudy Gobert trade was significant because it was initially seen as a massive overpay, involving four first-round picks, but it ultimately contributed to the Minnesota Timberwolves building a strong team.

  • How did Chris Finch's coaching adjustments impact the game discussed in the transcript?

    -Chris Finch's coaching adjustments, such as making Anthony Edwards defend the pick and roll to wear him down, were credited with having a significant impact on the game's outcome.

  • What comparison was made between Anthony Edwards and Michael Jordan in the transcript?

    -The comparison made was that while there are many Michael Jordan comparisons to Anthony Edwards, it's unfair to both players as Jordan had not achieved the same level of postseason success at the age of 22, and Edwards is still in the early stages of his career.

  • What was the speaker's view on the Los Angeles Lakers' performance in the playoffs?

    -The speaker felt that the Lakers' performance was not up to par, particularly noting that they were able to come back from a significant deficit in one game, which indicated some looseness or slow adjustments.

  • What was the discussion about the difficulty of repeating as NBA champions?

    -The discussion highlighted that it's challenging to repeat as NBA champions, with the last repeat champion being the Golden State Warriors in 2018. The speaker also mentioned that often, the reigning champions face higher expectations and disappointments the following season.

  • What was the speaker's stance on the Los Angeles Clippers' situation with their roster and future?

    -The speaker believed that the Clippers are in a difficult position, having signed key players to large contracts and lacking control over their draft picks for several years, making it hard for them to rebuild or significantly improve their roster.

  • Why did the speaker suggest that Paul George might not be in a good position with the Clippers?

    -The speaker suggested that Paul George might not be in a good position because the Clippers would likely offer him a contract that may not be as lucrative or beneficial as he could get elsewhere, given the team's current state and lack of draft picks.

Outlines

00:00

πŸ€ NBA Playoffs Discussion and Minnesota's Surprise Win

The first paragraph revolves around a discussion on NBA playoffs, focusing on the Minnesota Timberwolves' unexpected victory in game one against the Denver Nuggets. The speaker expresses his foresight in predicting Minnesota's potential to win the series and criticizes others for jumping on the bandwagon post-victory. The summary touches on key players like Anthony Edwards and the Timberwolves' defensive strategies, as well as the Nuggets' performance and coaching adjustments.

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πŸ“Š Analyzing Denver's Performance and Jamal Murray's Health

This paragraph delves into Denver's performance, highlighting their usual struggle to maintain a lead and the need for a 'wakeup call.' It discusses Jamal Murray's calf injury and its impact on his game, with the speaker giving credit to Murray for not using it as an excuse. The summary also mentions the importance of efficient play from key players and the potential for unusual game events, emphasizing the need for Denver to step up their game.

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πŸ† The Challenge of Repeating as NBA Champions

The speaker in this paragraph talks about the difficulty of repeating as NBA champions, mentioning past teams and their challenges post-championship. It discusses the rarity of back-to-back championships and the common obstacles faced by teams, such as injuries. The summary also addresses the current state of the Denver team and the expectations surrounding them, with a prediction that no one can beat Denver in a seven-game series.

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πŸ€” Clippers' Future and Contract Decisions

The fourth paragraph focuses on the Los Angeles Clippers' situation, discussing the implications of their contract with Kawhi Leonard and the lack of draft picks. It debates whether it's smarter for Paul George to accept a potentially unfavorable contract extension and the challenges the Clippers face in rebuilding without assets. The summary touches on the team's injury concerns and the pressure to remain competitive despite the odds.

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πŸ’° Contract Extensions and the Clippers' Dilemma

The final paragraph discusses the potential contract extension for Tyronn Lue and the challenges the Clippers face in their roster and future planning. It examines the team's reliance on Paul George's contract decision and the difficulty of starting over due to a lack of draft picks. The summary also considers the possibility of other teams expressing interest in Lue and the overall strategy for the Clippers moving forward.

Mindmap

Keywords

πŸ’‘Minnesota Timberwolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves are a professional basketball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They are part of the Northwest Division in the Western Conference of the NBA. In the transcript, the Timberwolves are discussed as having won a game in their playoff series against the Denver Nuggets, which was a surprise to some analysts.

πŸ’‘Denver Nuggets

The Denver Nuggets are a professional basketball team based in Denver, Colorado. They are part of the Northwest Division of the Western Conference in the NBA. The script discusses the Nuggets' performance in the playoffs, their defensive strategies, and the expectations surrounding their potential to repeat as champions.

πŸ’‘Anthony Edwards

Anthony Edwards is a professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves. He is mentioned in the transcript as a key player who has shown exceptional performance in the playoffs, with discussions about his defensive skills and his impact on the game.

πŸ’‘Jamal Murray

Jamal Murray is a professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets. The script references Murray's calf injury and how it might be affecting his performance in the playoffs, which is a point of concern for the Nuggets' fans and analysts.

πŸ’‘Chris Finch

Chris Finch is the head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves. In the transcript, he is credited for his coaching strategies, particularly for making adjustments during the game that contributed to the Timberwolves' success.

πŸ’‘Defensive Strategies

Defensive strategies in basketball involve tactics used by a team to prevent the opposing team from scoring. The transcript discusses how the Denver Nuggets' defensive strategies, such as making the opponent work harder and defending the pick and roll, were key factors in their game.

πŸ’‘Playoff Series

A playoff series in basketball is a set of games played between two teams to determine a winner in a playoff round. The transcript revolves around the discussion of a specific playoff series between the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Denver Nuggets, with a focus on game outcomes and player performances.

πŸ’‘Three-Point Shooting

Three-point shooting refers to the act of shooting the basketball from beyond the three-point line, which is worth three points if made. The script mentions the Denver Nuggets being the third-best three-point shooting team in the league, highlighting their offensive capabilities.

πŸ’‘NBA Championship Repeat

An NBA Championship repeat refers to a team winning consecutive NBA championships. The transcript discusses the difficulty of repeating as champions in the NBA and the historical context of teams that have managed to do so.

πŸ’‘Injury Concerns

Injury concerns in sports refer to the worries and potential impact of players' injuries on their team's performance. The script touches on the injury concerns surrounding Jamal Murray and how it might be affecting his and the Denver Nuggets' gameplay in the playoffs.

πŸ’‘Contract Extensions

A contract extension in professional sports is when a player and team agree to a new contract before the current one expires. The transcript discusses the potential contract extension for Paul George of the Los Angeles Clippers and the strategic implications for the team.

Highlights

Discussion on the unexpected victory of Minnesota in game one of the playoffs, with a focus on the performance of the Timberwolves and the Nuggets.

Analyst's confession of having predicted Minnesota's series win, despite others doubting their chances.

Debate on whether the Nuggets' loss in game one was a surprise, given their strong performance record.

Commentary on the Nuggets' defensive strategies against the Timberwolves, particularly focusing on how they dealt with Anthony Edwards.

Praise for Chris Finch's coaching and the Nuggets' readiness to adapt during the game.

Argument about the unfairness of comparing Anthony Edwards to Michael Jordan, given their different stages in their careers.

Statistical insight on the Nuggets' performance when their starting five is intact, highlighting their rare losses.

Personal anecdote relating to the Nuggets' need for a 'wakeup call' after falling behind early in the game.

Analysis of Jamal Murray's calf injury and its impact on his performance during the playoffs.

Anthony Edwards' defensive skills are discussed, with some arguing he is the best two-way guard in the league.

Prediction that no team can beat Denver in a seven-game series, reflecting confidence in the Nuggets.

Discussion on the difficulty of repeating as NBA champions and the challenges faced by previous title holders.

Concern expressed over the Clippers' roster situation and the potential for Paul George to accept a less favorable contract.

Debate on whether the Clippers should rebuild or continue with their current strategy, given their lack of draft picks.

Speculation on the future of Ty Lue's contract with the Clippers and the potential offers he may receive.

Final thoughts on the Clippers' situation, emphasizing the challenges of rebuilding without control over draft picks.

Transcripts

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live from New York look at brw C Monday

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get this coffee

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delivered it's teaing okay still I need

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it for my voice Butler Service voice

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what's wrong with your voice I can get

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horse if I don't have my tea okay all

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right live from New York it's a show

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with a horse voice it's first things

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first today no I like the two-man

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interviews uh ants last three playoff

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games rout 4340 and 36 are you surprised

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because I don't think you had them in

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game one

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you had them in the series so you

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probably are surprised Minnesota stole

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game one you didn't have him in game one

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hey don't try to steal Bruce right this

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is unbelievable how dare you even ask me

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this question exactly bro tell him I

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mean I sat up I'm one of the few yes

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National pundits that had the guts

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that's right to say that Minnesota would

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win this series and a week and a half

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ago I was saying I'm leaning I'm leaning

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toward the timber wolf true

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and now you got a lot of people coming

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out oh Minnesota's going to win this

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series and I don't want to hear it after

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game agreed bro Minnesota is who I

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picked I don't think we picked game one

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that is correct you know what surprised

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me though the fact that when you asked

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the question it wasn't bruis

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Timberwolves cuz hold on I picked the

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Clippers in one series six years ago and

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now they're they bruised clippers for

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life they are I don't get now these

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should be my timber wolves for the the

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duration of Anthony Edward's career how

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about that how about that I mean that's

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only fair but here's why look Nick and

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you notice I'm not surprised because

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they have all they need to beat Denver

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and I'm not right look the the nuggets

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are Champs they're gonna fight but

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they've got the size yeah to make it

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tough on yic and we saw it all night

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that surprised me Nick like joic

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obviously played well 329 and eight but

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man he had to work hard in another half

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dozen plus turnover game seven turnovers

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the every moment he was on the court I

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felt like he controlled the game against

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the Lakers especially in the second half

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when he was like winning time I didn't

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think he controlled this game at all no

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because their size made it tough on him

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they got the superstar that can take it

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take it over whenever he wants rise to

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the occasion they've got shooting they

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were the third best three-point shooting

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team in the league they've got good

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coaching two of their coaches the two

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head coaches if you want to count Mike

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and Nory now were on the Nuggets staff

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when joic was a younger player so they

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know him a little bit so they look their

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defense too and that was the thing that

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made me put me over the top with them

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their defense is tenacious and they can

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take away Gordon at the dunker spot

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which was so effective Ry I mean Rudy so

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they did they did a there were a lot of

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things in this game and Shout out first

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and foremost I'm going to give a couple

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non-player shout outs Tim Conley cuz

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Conley built the nuggets and then didn't

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get to celebrate the championship with

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him because before last season he the

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Minnesota hired him away his first big

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moves the Rudy goar trade panned almost

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universally by myself as well by myself

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included as I thought it was a massive

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overpay I'm sorry you were the ring

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leader of the I don't know if I was the

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ring leader of it but I was certainly

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you know among the cor it was a lot of

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picks like it was it was four first

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round picks goar history right his go

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history in the playoffs how last year

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went for them all of it looked like it

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was a disaster but he was clearly trying

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to build a team to beat the team he had

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just built who he thought could be the

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team to beat and then they won the title

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shout out to him also I am not going to

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watch a series where the Lakers play the

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nuggets and talk about mistakes or

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miscues that I thought Darvin ham made

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and not give credit to Chris Finch for

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instantly having ready for it you know

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what and uh this was pointed out on

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Wendy's pod today so credit to those by

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bonds I want to give credit that the

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most devastating play in basketball this

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year one of the very most has been

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whenever yic Springs the ball up the

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court they score like you know a point

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and a half almost per possession it was

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unbelievable um they pressured it they

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just the simple adjustment of make him

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work more it slows him down and so they

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did a lot of things I think are coaching

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things make yic defending the pick and

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roll not because he can't defend but

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because it wears him down make him work

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if he's going to to bring the ball

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that's coaching and I thought Chris

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Finch and his staff did a great job and

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so and then of course there's ant and

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what ant is trying to do here and I

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understand there are a lot of these

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Michael Jordan comps and that in my

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opinion and I know Aunt said today to

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stop them I think it's actually unfair

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to both of them I think it's unfair to

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Aunt it's unfair to Jordan because

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Jordan is Jordan and Aunt is just

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getting started but it's also unfair to

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Aunt because In fairness Jordan was not

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doing this in the postseason at 22

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Jordan didn't win his second playoff

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game till he was 25 there are not guys

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that do LeBron did it and Durant did it

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in the last 20 years it's an insult to

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to say because Edwards came and I'm not

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I'm not trying to just defend Jordan but

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I'm saying context he didn't have an

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Allstar like Carl Anthony towns and even

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Rudy go bear you know four time def soon

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to be four I'm also not you're not

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trying to defend Jordan I'm not trying

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to shots I'm just trying to

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contextualize that that doing even

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amongst the greatest players ever only a

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very very short list of the greatest

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players ever have been the best player

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on a team that goes on a deep playoff

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run at this age Durant did it LeBron did

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it at there Derrik Rose did it they're

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the only guys in the last really 30

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years to do it Kobe was the second best

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guy and so what he's doing is

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spectacular and yeah I mean I was I

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surprised they stole game one I was

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because or Denver Wilds with this

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starting five in games that nobody

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leaves with injury had lost two times to

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a Western Conference team at home ever

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two two times ever ever to a Western

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Conference team at home oh with this

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with this starting five out in fact

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right with this starting five when

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they're whole the one was overtime to

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Phoenix and one was the shenon game

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that's it and that's playoffs or regular

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season that's not just this year so that

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is yeah it's surprising anytime they

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lose so yeah I was

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surprised look I think it was a needed

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wakeup call and I had hubs pull this

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graphic and I told a little story about

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um when my son is 10 and he's quite fast

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and we have races and he's never going

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to beat me at least for a good decade or

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at least a few years but boy does he

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Scamper out there really quick and

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Denver consistently finds themselves in

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these holes and have to fight and Claw

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back and with the Lakers it comes down

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to the final buzzer and Jamal can put it

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in but the fact that you fell down deep

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in the first quarter and had to come

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back I just it shows that they're just a

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little bit loose or maybe the

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adjustments aren't as quick as they were

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last year 2023 they played 20 games they

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were down 12 or more five times in these

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playoffs they played six games they've

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been not down 12 or more one time they

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were down 14 in the first quarter were

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there some weird weird things happening

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yes naasri played out of his mind the

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whole team shot 71% in the second half

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but Joker needs to just play more

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efficiently and some things I'm not

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going to say luck I want to say good

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pressure defense but when we looked at

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those turnovers when you go through them

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two of them are like weird traveling

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calls one was uh uh uh a 3 second

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violation strange stuff that I don't

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think is going to be happen over and

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over again but it's a needed wakeup call

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and they deserve it it's also this nice

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nice

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Tryin well we'll get to the Denver side

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in just a moment but it should be noted

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when these two teams played last year in

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the playoffs which was a close gentleman

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sweep I suppose you know not that not

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necessarily every game was close but it

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felt like no nzed no Jaden McDaniels so

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those are two of the most important guys

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for so Denver loses Bruce Brown these

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guys get back they already had them on

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the team but obvious Jen broke his hand

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punch a wall and was hurt that that's

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and Anthony Edwards being whatever the

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hell he is now they like they figured

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out the defense even more lot going on

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which brings us to what started the show

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with well that was supp all these

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excuses not excuses am I allowed to

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analyze the game or am I I don't know

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man Pat Beverly for 20

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minutes am I worried about Jamal

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Murray's calf yes is he not necessarily

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take a listen I said uhhuh it's not an

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excuse his calf is to his credit I don't

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think his calf is as healthy as everyone

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else's in the league I didn't do a full

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analysis of everybody's calf but I think

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there's some is hurt In fairness this

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was part of why I liked Minnesota in

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that I don't think Murray's 100% And I'm

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going to credit him and I said this last

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week for not making this an excuse I

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mean you could hear a few things it

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sucks you know is part of it and people

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might say oh he threw that they kept

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grilling they must have asked him five

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times about the calf all right and

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initially he was like look I'm fine I'm

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out there playing I played 34 minutes

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I'm good so he's not making an excuse

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but clearly he's not what he was last

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year and he's that's been the only

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deterrent in his career really is injury

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problems and so when you talk about

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Anthony Edwards I had Anthony Edwards my

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second Team all defense on my official

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uh thing he's a great Defender some

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people calling him the best two-way

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guard in the league now when he's

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guarding you it's going to be tough not

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to be 100% he's bigger he's stronger as

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fast as you just challenge he's by the

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way he's definitely the best two-way

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guard in the league I'm just trying to

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think in my head who's even in the

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competition he's definitely the best

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two-way guard in the league but Brew SGA

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is a very good yeah I think I think an I

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think Anthony Edwards is better

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defensively than SGA and I think that

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offensively you can call it to push but

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regardless ask Wilds the question it's

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on the bottom line yeah or of course

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what it's 100% of must win so if they

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lose tonight you're out you're

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you're no I I will I will I will be

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very

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very very nervous well hold on but I

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will go down with the ship if needed is

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is anyone beating Denver in a seven game

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series no if they lose tonight will you

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feel that way

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no okay see here's the thing and this is

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where Wild's Brew is going to run I

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think the full gamut of emotion we're

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not losing I'm going to I whether you

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lose tonight or not because I'm I'm

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going to make a prediction oh Wilds at

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some point probably not even during a

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nugget segment this week is going to

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yell at me on the air well and it's

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because Brew you would it's because he

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is now after having a classic one

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Victory lap that didn't quite feel quite

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as good as you thought it would did it

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buddy that's why you were so mad is now

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dealing with the aftershocks of going

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going out on a limb and then realizing

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uh-oh it's a little shakier than I

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thought I could be wrong uhoh something

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that I have grilled into the audience 23

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times our buddy KW has tweeted no one is

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beating Denver in a seven game series

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of BR when you missed them you also

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missed he made funny at home social

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media Sizzle reals we can play it for

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you if we could huh this is good I

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didn't license this how I remain so

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confident I'm always reminding myself B

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no one's beating Denver in a seven game

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series I'm going to say it a 100 times

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I'm always reminding myself my drawer

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it's my laundry it's a microwave I ended

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it with a he ended it with a Mac Jones

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joke that I took out to kind wild let me

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throw this at you

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wild it is difficult to repeat in the

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NBA that is the last yeah the last

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repeat Champion was 2018 on an almost

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unfairly stacked Golden State team with

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Kevin Durant Steph Curry and those guys

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before that you got to go back to what

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the Miami Heat stack stack team with a

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glutton Glutton amount of Hall of Famers

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and then before that that to be fair

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that's the only one without a stack team

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right right but that was before this

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huge kind of big three era but it's just

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tough man I'm not moving off of the

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prediction until after tonight I'm not

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saying they they're going to lose if you

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would move off it after tonight then I

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think you I'm not moving off of it after

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call a got it's a must- win because

13:21

historically it's a mustn the Clippers

13:24

came back from losing the first they

13:25

were the last ones to do it it's

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happened 29 times the uh no it's only

13:30

come back five five five teams have won

13:32

the series 24 have

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lost statistically and mcgr so it you

13:37

know some good players I'm saying I'm

13:39

saying but tonight is a must-win but

13:42

game would I still be believing in

13:45

Denver yes teic but I still believe so

13:48

here's to your point bro about it being

13:50

hard to repeat I want to expand on that

13:53

because it's not only that it's hard to

13:55

repeat it's that in the moment after a

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champ Championship it almost always

14:01

Kawai with the Raptors doesn't really

14:03

count cuz he left it almost always feels

14:06

like well how can any why is this team

14:08

ever not going to win win the next

14:10

championship the Lakers win the title

14:12

the next year they have the best record

14:14

in basketball they are the Vegas

14:15

favorites to win the title until LeBron

14:17

gets hurt the next year Milwaukee wins

14:20

the title they're rolling everything's

14:22

great Middleton gets dinged Tatum has

14:26

the game of his life they and by the way

14:28

neither Lakers or the Bucks have you

14:30

know been that close since then the L

14:32

made a Conference Finals the next year

14:34

Golden State wins the title they open

14:36

The Following Season as the co-

14:38

favorites to win it doesn't never get

14:40

off the ground because Draymond no I'm

14:42

talking about two years ago no I'm

14:44

talking about two years ago they I'm

14:46

just going Lakers won it looked like

14:48

they were going to but no everything the

14:50

common denominator everything you said

14:52

an injury EI and Jamal even though he's

14:56

playing and right and so but the other

14:59

piece of it is this those four teams

15:03

seem miles away from Championship

15:05

contention right now miles away and so I

15:08

know there's been a lot of man I I heard

15:12

it it happened you know the other day

15:14

that yic is already the greatest

15:16

International player ever that he is and

15:19

I I don't think he's greater than AEM it

15:20

was really a yok and Durk discussion set

15:22

the side him there's talking right

15:24

there's talks about a a Denver Dynasty

15:28

I'm saying there are if they were to

15:29

lose this round it's going to feel a lot

15:32

like Milwaukee where it's like okay

15:35

they'll be fine they'll be right back

15:36

the next year and then we look back and

15:38

it's like wait Milwaukee just won record

15:41

last year they left Denver tied at one

15:44

going to Miami and then they won but

15:46

they were that that was they're going to

15:48

Miami team wasn't as good as this well

15:50

they were in the finals what do you want

15:52

me to

15:53

do you you were you felt like the Miami

15:57

team was as formidable as this one know

15:59

I don't compare arrows they're not as

16:01

I'm just I'm just telling you last year

16:03

11 months ago you brought it up you

16:05

literally brought up Miami not us you

16:08

thought they were as formidable as this

16:09

well I don't know they were in the

16:10

finals and you I have to sit here and

16:11

tell you how great he culture is they're

16:13

in the finals all this time they're in

16:14

the finals in the bubble in the finals