Show Recap: October 22, 2018 (30-minute show)

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Opening Tip
Trae Young better than advertised?
Scored 35 points and dished out 11 assists in a win over the Cavs on Sunday

Today’s Panel:

Starting from the left: Rachel Nichols, Brian Windhorst and The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears

Opening Monologue: Rockets-Lakers fight fallout
The game was broadcasted in 179 countries

So…Saturday night wasn’t a normal night at Staples Center as LeBron James was making his home debut for the Lakers
The rivalry between Chris Paul and Rajon Rondo go back 10 years. CP3 was picked for the Olympic team, but Rondo wasn’t
There were trade rumors that some of the older Celtics wanted Rondo out of Boston in favor of CP3

Here’s an incident that occurred between the two back in 2009:

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Rondo to CP3: “I won a ring and you never will!”

Via Tom Ziller of SB Nation:

“They need to teach this at the Rookie Symposium. Before you throw a wild punch in a melee, look around. Is P.J. Tucker present?” If so, put your hands in your pockets”

Via SB Nation:


The season just started and a major fight occurs! Can this be topped?

Agree with suspensions for Ingram, Rondo & CP3?


Brandon Ingram’s reaction:

INGRAM: “It was better than we expected. I’m happy it was only 4 (games). I have to control my emotions better”

REPORTER: What did you think it would be?

INGRAM: “Um….I’m not sure. I thought it would be more than 4 (games) but I’m happy it’s at least 4 (games)”

“There was some surprise in the NBA yesterday that Ingram only got 4 games because this is (throwing punches) a big no-no in the league” – Windhorst

“He’s (Adam Silver) always wanted to have a better relationship with the players and that’s meant a little lighter in discipline” – Windhorst

“For all 3 guys, there should have been more. I expected Ingram to be in double digits and CP3 and Rondo to be at least 5 (games)” – Spears

“It killed LeBron’s first game in LA” – Spears

“Couple of NBA team executives throughout the league said they were shocked. They thought Chris, perhaps because of that role and his stardom got some preferential treatment” – Spears

Lakers in trouble already?

“In the Western Conference, where it is so competitive, you are going to have a hard time bouncing back from a rough start” – Windhorst

“This is going to push back that chemistry even further” – Spears

“I’d package some of those young guys to get a star” – Spears

October 22, 1997 – Kobe Bryant driving down the lane and finishing with the nasty one-handed dunk at UNLV!

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Make or Miss League Rondo

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#DTLA; MJ’s brand still the biggest in basketball?
It’s flagship store opened last Saturday; 500 people stood in line for the grand opening; There’s even a basketball court on the roof!

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Nerves; Jayson Tatum looking like Paul Pierce?

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Everything; Time to call Nikola Jokic elite?

Here’s what he did on Saturday night vs the Suns:


Moving on…

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Note: Normally, this is focused on the Sacramento Kings

But it’s not tied to the Kings! Instead, it’s focused on…The Thunder!

Too soon to worry about OKC?

“Westbrook did miss 2 of these games, but I’m not going to freak out” – Windhorst

“They’ll be fine. Will see them there when it matters” – Spears

RecommendsMelo on the Knicks/Nuggets brawl back in 2006 by Marc J. Spears (The Undefeated)

Here’s a refresher:

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Dances with TWolves
What did you learn about Jimmy Butler this weekend?

“Jimmy was awesome. Did not care. He had the same expression look on his face. I know it’s not good for the franchise, but I got to respect Jimmy for the way he’s handling this” – Windhorst

“He shouldn’t be intimidated. It’s precautionary for him sitting out” – Spears

Game of the Night
Warriors at Suns

Draymond: “Defense not emphasized anymore”

“Draymond got this memo late. Ever since they got rid of the hand-checking, offense has been at a premium” – Spears

“Draymond is right. The next team that will rise will be the team that defends in high tempo” – Windhorst

“Part of it could be the short training camps, guys still getting to know each other” – Spears

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