Show Recap: July 24, 2018

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Opening Tip
Were you invited to Ben Simmons’ 22nd birthday party?
Partied in Vegas with Meek Mill and Patriots owner Robert Kraft!

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Today’s Panel:


First Half

Opening Monologue: “Cavs made the right move extending Love” – Nichols







With Kyrie and LeBron gone from Cleveland, will this mark the return of “Minnesota Kevin?”
Kevin Love will now have to lead this particular group of teammates without LeBron James by his side
As soon as LeBron left, many expected Cleveland to tank games and rebuild

Cavs, Kevin Love agree to 4-year/$120M extension, according to Brian Windhorst and Adrian Wojnarowski

“He was expressing interest ever since the end of the season in wanting to stay with the Cavs, even when LeBron left. I’m okay with it” – Windhorst

“He’s with a franchise that he has enjoyed” – MacMullan

“You’ve locked up Kevin Love. The numbers will go up” – MacMullan

Surprised by Cavs long-term commitment to Love?

“He is a completely rebuilt player” – MacMullan

“He has had a lot of rough nights in Cleveland” – Windhorst

“What the Cavs are saying is ‘We believe in Kevin Love'” – Windhorst

“He’s going to be the guy and get tons more shots” – MacMullan

Channing Frye not answering Kevin Love’s FaceTime calls?

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“These two are very close and help each other quite a bit” – MacMullan

“Channing Frye is the reason that Kevin Love decided to go public with his mental health issues because he had a locker next to him” – MacMullan

Young Make or Miss

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Technology; We used Microsoft’s face API on iconic NBA moments
On yesterday’s show, this picture was shown from Raptors Reddit:

It was of Kawhi’s face being analyzed with Microsoft’s facial API technology that tells you what percentage he’s angry, disdain, happy or any of that


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Movement; Should Dwight start getting bigger shirts?
Was introduced as a member of the Wizards yesterday

Isaiah Thomas commented this:

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Pick-up; Jaylen Brown gets buckets in Bali (Via Irvine Kurniawan/YouTube)

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Comfort; Think Shaq is re-thinking Shark Week? (He’s hosting it)
He got into a shark cage. The shark ended up getting into the cage with them

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Tutorials; Think ‘Ball Don’t Lie!’ will catch on in China?

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Moving on…

Reports: Zhejiang Golden Bulls of CBA offer Dwyane Wade 3-year/$25M deal
Should Wade take offer from Chinese Basketball Club?




“You don’t need to play over there. You are D-Wade. End your career with a lovely graceful flourish” – MacMullan

“I wouldn’t rule out him playing in China for some period of time” – Windhorst

“I don’t necessarily know if Dwyane is at this point of his career yet. He was effective in the NBA last year” – Windhorst

Second Half

Expectations for Kawhi at USA Basketball Camp?

“My eyes are going to be trained on Kawhi Leonard the whole time. The fact he wants to do this is that he feels better” – Windhorst

“These are two guys who I expect to be both professional” – MacMullan referring to Pop and Kawhi

“I’d be shocked if they don’t” – MacMullan on if Pop and Kawhi embrace each other at the camp

Still believe Kawhi is a top 5 player?

“We’ve been doing this for how many years? You can’t keep doing the same thing over and over again, and when you get a chance to get a top-five player, which isn’t very often, I think you have to jump on it.” – Masai Ujiri (Raptors GM) at a press conference

“If he’s healthy, he is a top 5 player” – MacMullan

“I’m expecting Kawhi to be the same player” – Windhorst

“I don’t blame Kawhi for wanting more” – MacMullan

Any chance that KAT passes up extension?

“This is everything. If he only gives them 3 years, it makes you wonder what his future is there” – Windhorst

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Dwight Howard an ideal complement to John Wall?

“Shout out to John for reaching out to me and asking me to join this team. I’ve never had a guy like John Wall as a point guard so why lose that opportunity? I plan to be here until I retire. It’s about this team and it’s about us winning and that’s my only concern” – Dwight Howard at his Wizards introductory press conference

“He could be. This guy is a first ballot hall of famer. It’s up to him” – MacMullan

“Wall will get him open shots” – Windhorst

Melo signing decreases Rockets title odds?
According to CBS Sportsline, if the Rockets sign Melo, their chances of winning the NBA championship will decrease

“I thought their title odds went down when they lost Ariza and Luc” – MacMullan

“I feel this way about Carmelo. It’s up to Carmelo” – MacMullan

Where do Cavs rank in East right now?

“They could be 6th to 8th” – Windhorst

“I could see Cleveland coming in as a 7th or 8th seed” – MacMullan

Are Lakers additions being overlooked?

“Everyone has the right to say: How does this work?” – MacMullan

“Rondo, to me, doesn’t belong in that mix” – MacMullan

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New Balance interested in Hayward?

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