Did Blazers already win Halloween?
After the game, a fan tweeted this to Dame:
Monologue: Biggest problem for Lakers right now?
If MJ had been called for pushing off on Bryon Russell…
Maybe these Hall of Famers, John Stockton, and Karl Malone aren’t two of the greatest players to never win a ring
If Hakeem Olajuwon doesn’t block John Starks’ back in 1994…
The Knicks would have won the title and the whole story of New York basketball changes
The only seasons where LeBron James teams missed the playoffs: His first two years in the league (03-04 | 04-05). Both of those teams also started the season 0-3
LeBron has hit clutch shots before in the past in big moments:
“They (young guys) have to learn how to play with LeBron. They’re out of sync right now and are playing terrible defense” – TMac
“A lot of it has to do with size. Not having enough bigs” – Elhassan
“KCP (Kentavious Caldwell Pope) has to play better” – TMac
“I wonder: Is it a scheme thing? Can you change the defense?” – Nichols
“You got to have rim protection” – Elhassan
“KobeStan” rooting for LeBron to succeed or fail?
“This is never going away” – TMac
“They are Kobestanies” – Elhassan
“This is going to be all season long” – TMac
October 23, 2004 – Jalen Rose with the alley-oop pass to Vince Carter who finishes with the reverse jam!
Dimes; Is Doncic already must-see TV?
Daps; Why is it so hard to get a high five from Lance?
Obstruction; Will Markieff Morris get away with pulling Seth Curry’s shorts?
Balance; Best move last night?
Dedication; Should Jordan be flattered or frightened by a fan’s tattoo of an MJ jersey?
Time for Knicks to tank?
“Tanking is not when you’re terrible. They don’t ‘have to try to tank'” – Elhassan
“Their roster is a tanking roster” – TMac
Kris Dunn out 4-6 weeks with MCL sprain
“No shade to Kris Dunn, but he’s not their best player for the Chicago Bulls” – TMac
Luke Walton ripping refs
Here’s what he said postgame:
“I wasn’t going to say anything, because I was going to save my money. But I just can’t anymore. Watch the play — watch the play where I got a technical, watch what happens to LeBron James’ arm. It’s the same thing that James Harden and Chris Paul shot 30 free throws on us the night before. Let’s not reward people for flopping 30 feet from the hole on plays that have nothing to do with that possession.”
“LeBron is not getting these calls”
“It works in terms of: ‘I got your back’
Early season scoring boom
“The league wants more scoring, more offense”
TMac also added…
“I would score 35 ppg in today’s game”
Elhassan: “The one that won’t change is people shooting more threes”
Boogie making progress
“This is big for Golden State and this is not good for the league”
“His game is not predicated on explosion”
Elhassan: “It’s Nothing until it becomes everything!”
Zach LaVine’s 30 point scoring streak
“This is great for him and Chicago”
“You talking about a guy that had an ACL tear and he came back last year playing 24 games. If he can continue this, they (Bulls) got a great deal with acquiring this kid. And he got $35 million from Adidas. I was like ‘What the hell?'”
October 23, 2013 – LeBron James with the bounce pass to Dwyane Wade, then Wade bounced passed it back to James to slam it home!
ESPN Senior Writer, Jackie MacMullan joined the show!
“They anchored the greatest accomplishment in team sports” – Jackie Mac
Bob Cousy reflects on relationship with Bill Russell
You can read more of this piece here on ESPN.com
Highlights from the interview:
“I was focusing, unfortunately, being Bob Cousy” – Cousy
“We had somewhat of a relationship. But it was me. I was completely introverted.” – Cousy
“In retrospect, I should have felt your pain much more. I should have reached out” – Cousy
“There’s a certain bond there that’s created” – Cousy
“I’m glad the two of them at least spoke” – Jackie Mac
Rondo blames CP3 for fight
CP3 on his 2-game suspension:
“That’s tough. Somebody spit on you, you know. Play this long and that has never happened, but it is what it is. The fellas got to get ready for Utah tomorrow, and I get ready for the Clippers on Friday.”
“I don’t know what to believe” – TMac
“The ‘terrible teammate’ comments are interesting. That’s a little bit of a low blow” – Jackie Mac
“Rondo is the classic agitator” – Jackie Mac
“Honestly, it should have been more than 3 games” – TMac on the suspensions