Opener: “I mean, we’re in the NBA Finals. I mean, how much more picking up of teammates do you want me to do? I’m in the NBA Finals, looking for a championship.” – LeBron James from yesterday’s press conference on Practice Day in Cleveland
Opening Monologue: “Tonight Cavs find out how wide the gap really is” – Nichols
–Cavs win Game 3 if __________________?
–How focused will Warriors be tonight?
June 6, 2001 – Allen Iverson steps over Tyronn Lue
Oops; How does this guy stack up to Vince and T-Mac?
Wolves; Like John Wall’s new look?
#RefWatchParty a good idea?
–Which all-time great would you want to play with most?
Tracy: Shaquille O’Neal (Initially said LeBron James) | Vince: Michael Jordan
50 greatest individual postseasons in modern NBA history, per Kevin Pelton (Top 5):
5: Michael Jordan, Bulls, 1993
4: Shaquille O’Neal, Lakers, 2000
3: Tim Duncan, Spurs, 2003
2: LeBron James, Heat, 2012
1: Michael Jordan, Bulls, 1991
Sounds of Game 3 from the 2017 NBA Finals
–How quickly do Sixers need to act?
–Rockets eyeing PG-13 in free agency?
–Should Rockets give CP3 the full bag (The Super Max)?
Even the Splash Warriors had nemeses from their past by Jackie MacMullan (ESPN)
–Should NBA adopt WNBA All-Star format?
–Kendrick Perkins: “Might want to pick another battle”Credit: Gary Washburn/Boston Globe
*June 6, 1999 – Rasheed Wallace with the desperation shot vs the Spurs!
–When you taunted Puerto Rican National Player, Eddie Casiano? (Occurred in 2003; Pre-Olympic exhibition game)
“He started that” – TMac
–When you shot a free throw left-handed? | More impressive FT: MJ eyes closed or TMac lefty?
“I jammed my right shoulder in this game” – TMac (Hurt it against the Lakers)
–When you lost your gum?
“My breath was too hot” – TMac
–When you tired on those suit pants (on NBA TV)?
“I hope I don’t have to stand up and have a segment” – TMac
–When you saw Frederic Weis in open court?
“I just took two dribbles and attack the rim. I saw him standing there and remember jumping and hitting the shoulder. I jumped too far” – Vince Carter
–When you saw Alonzo Mourning under the hoop?
“He’s standing there. He’s not stepping forward. It was time to go” – Vince Carter
“He didn’t talk to me for 6-7 years” – Vince Carter
–When you made fun of Blake Griffin?
“It was just the antics. The flopping. I was being aggressive” – Vince Carter
–When you decided to lay it up?
“I thought he (Donte Greene) was going to reach and hit me. But he pulled back” – Vince Carter
June 6, 2005 – Eddie Jones hits a three-pointer from half court and beats the buzzer to end the half!
–LeBron’s bench reaction from Game 1 a big deal?
–Dave, did you really ghostwrite for Gilbert Arenas? (Via Washington Post)
Time for some…
Dave and Vince: Over | Tracy: Under
Dave: Under | Vince and Tracy: Over