Show Recap: June 25, 2018

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Opening Tip
Is this hoop regulation size or what? (Via obj/IG) | Odell Beckham Jr.

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Today’s Panel:

First Half

Opening Monologue: NBA Awards to honor Oscar Robertson tonight
“NBA players can thank Oscar Robertson for free agency” – Nichols | Robertson V. National Basketball Ass’n

Two Awards

Oscar Robertson is the main reason free agency exists in today’s NBA


LeBron doesn’t want elaborate recruiting pitches? (Per Ramona Shelburne)

Report: Lakers pitch to Paul George leaked (Via Sports Illustrated)



June 25, 1999 – Avery Johnson with the game-winning jumper at MSG to help the Spurs to their first title in franchise history!

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Kawhi Make or Miss
Note: Get used to seeing this until Kawhi gets traded!

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Expectations; Vlade Divac: “My team is a super team. Just young”

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Boosties; Bronny Jr. is almost dunking at 13? (Via ballslife/Twitter)

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Uncertainty; Right move to give Jokic the max? (Via Shams Charania)
Expected to agree on a 5-year max deal worth over $146 million with the Nuggets

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Workouts; Glad to see Fultz in the gym so much?

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Credit: Markelle Fultz/Snapchat

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Subtlety; How much do you miss Nate Robinson in the NBA? (Via Fox Sports 1)
BIG 3 opening weekend. Nate Robinson hitting the game-winner for Tri-State, then gets into it with former NBA player, Rashad McCants

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Money; Worry at all about Melo’s relationship with OKC fans?

How should Thunder move forward with Melo?


Second Half

Reports: Spurs will not trade Kawhi to West team

What will the claw pick up as Kawhi’s new destination?

Should Kyrie be more upset about Cavs giving Collin Sexton No. 2?



Report: Pacers won’t pick up Lance Stephenson’s option (Via Shams Charania)


Mark Kriegel on Trae Young (ESPN)

Mark Kriegel joins The Jump!

Trae Young on the Steph comparisons, who he tries to pattern his game after and his favorite player growing up:

What impressed you most about Trae Young?

Expectations for Young in Atlanta?

How does Trae Young handle Steph Curry comparisons?

Cool with Mavs considering holding Doncic out of summer league?


June 25, 2009 – “With the 7th pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, the Golden State Warriors select…Stephen Curry” – David Stern (former commissioner of the NBA)

Knicks fans weren’t too happy…

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Should Nuggets redshirt Michael Porter Jr. next season? (Nuggets president Josh Kroenke to The Undefeated)

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#NBATwitter is…


Rachel Nichols’ first tweet ever:

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