Show Recap: July 31, 2018 (30 minute show)

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Opening: “For someone or a body or parties to try to divide us by using our platform of sport — sport has given me everything I could ever ask for — I couldn’t let that happen.” – LeBron James to Rachel Nichols in regards to the “shut up and dribble” remark and using his voice

Today’s Panel:

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Rachel Nichols’ one-on-one conversation with LeBron James:

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Significance of LeBron’s off-court achievements?

Fun fact about LeBron’s new I PROMISE School: If a kid misses school, they get a phone call from LeBron himself (A tape recording FYI). The message:

“Why weren’t you in class today?”

They also get a call if they do well on a test.

“This is a huge thing for him. When we look back at his career and legacy, that is going to be at the top of the list” – Shelburne

“Just how involved he is, particularly with children” Sedano

“He connects in a way where you can’t question his authenticity. It’s truly meaningful to him” – Shelburne

“That’s just who he is. He’s present in all these situations” – Sedano


Replay
July 31, 2011 – WNBA star, Lindsay Whalen (Minnesota Lynx) hits the game-winning jumper!

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Kawhi Make or Miss

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Rivalries; Expect drama between Joel Embiid and Hassan Whiteside at NBA Africa?
Aug. 4 at 11am on ESPN2

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Discretion; Steven Adams love the smell of Pop’s hair?
“I just held that legendary man. I got a quick sniff of his hair. He smelled lovely”
Then went on to say: “Come on all of you! You would have done it too”

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Rumors; Want to see Kent Bazemore with Rockets? (Via USA Today’s Rockets Wire)

“In theory, it’s a good fit. I just don’t know how it is going to work. Can you make the salaries match?” – Sedano

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New School; Fan of Lakers new uniforms?

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Moving on…

Share LeBron’s confidence in Lakers?

“I’m not as confident as he is” – Shelburne

“We saw this last year with Cleveland. He basically had two different teams: Before the deadline and after” – Sedano

“The only thing I don’t love about these additions is that these guys getting opportunities ahead of these young guys and them being able to gel with LeBron and the shooting and lack thereof” – Sedano


Replay
July 31, 2007 – Kevin Garnett traded to the Celtics!


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NBA signs MGM as official betting sponsor (3 years for $25M)

“This guy (Adam Silver) is good at making money for his owners” – Shelburne

“He’s (Adam Silver) the best commissioner in sports. He is taking a proactive approach and he’s going to reap the benefits” – Sedano

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