Show Recap: November 13, 2018

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Opening Tip
Does Kyle Lowry think he’s an actual Raptor?

Today’s Panel:

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First Half

Monologue: Will 76ers gamble on Butler pay off?

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There are days in sports that are universally positive
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Every player that gets traded, it’s going to be nothing but sunshine and roses at a team’s introductory press conference
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Jimmy Butler spoke to the media for the first time as a 76er

Elton Brand, Sixers GM, believes they have “3 of the top 20 players” in the NBA

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When Butler was first introduced at a Timberwolves player, he publicly announced his phone number!

Butler on responding to criticism of him being a “locker room cancer” and bad with his younger teammates:

Locker Room
What happens inside NBA locker rooms is complicated
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Moving forward, Butler is aware that he has to make the situation in Philly work (The team holds his Bird Rights)

“Jimmy mirrors the spirit of Philadelphia” – Coach Brett Brown

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Butler’s story could go right alongside Rocky Balboa’s. He was homeless as a teen and went to junior college before getting a crack at the NCAA
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Prior to his stardom in the NBA, he was a star at the University of Marquette. He was then drafted 30th overall in the 2011 NBA Draft

“I don’t think it propels them to the 1st, 2nd or 3rd seed. They are still behind Milwaukee, Toronto and Boston. They got a player that they much needed. But my problem is: They lost two of their shooters” – TMac

“Good news for Philly is, you just took on one of the best two-way players in the game in Jimmy Butler” – Jackie Mac

76ers looking to add monster “important piece” to roster

Elton Brand on the reports of Melo coming to Philly (Didn’t mention him by name):

“Yes. Absolutely. Ben Simmons is a jump shot away from being a LeBron James type player. And have another shooter out there with these guys, a veteran player like him, that right there enhances their chances of becoming one of these top two, three teams in the Eastern Conference. You have to have shooting in your lineup” – TMac on the Sixers possibly getting Kyle Korver

“I’m all in on Kyle Korver” – Jackie Mac

Fultz on double clutch free throw: “It slipped”

“This reminds me of my old teammate: Chuck Hayes (Rockets)” – TMac

“I remember this game like it was yesterday: Chuck Hayes was out there shooting a free throw by himself and Allen Iverson yelled out: “MAN! THAT’S A TRAVEL!” I didn’t want to laugh because Chuck is my teammate but that was SO…FUNNY MAN!”

“It breaks my heart. This is painful to watch. I feel like everybody is rooting for him. There’s no malice” – Jackie Mac

Report: Fultz no longer working with trainer Drew Hanlen (Via Hoopshype)

“I’ve told you guys: Stay off social media. It destroys every good relationship. I feel for Drew Hanlen as much as I do for Markelle Fultz. In this particular instance, he was just trying to help him” – Jackie Mac

“It’s unfortunate that they have difference of opinion and it’s gotten to the media and destroyed the relationship. Drew does have a great reputation with players” – TMac


Replay
November 13, 1979 – Darryl Dawkins aka Chocolate Thunder destroys the backboard with authority!

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Oh me oh my! Buy Montrezl Harrell as “7th man of the year” (As said by Clippers play-by-play announcer, Ralph Lawler)?
Stat line: 23 points | 8 rebounds | 4 blocks

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Layups; More impressive bounce?

Derrick Jones Jr.

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Zach LaVine

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Handles; Better move and bucket?

Luka

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This youngster (a little kid in a pickup game at Raptors halftime)

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Comfort; JJ Redick channeling Mike Miller?
Hit a three without one of his shoes!

2013:

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Unselfishness; Impressed by PG-13 and [Jemari] Grant’s chemistry?

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Let’s…

Run it Back

Top off-the-backboard alley-oops:

Honorable mention: 1998 – Earl Watson to Baron Davis in college for the Bruins! Animated GIF-downsized_large(40).gif

3) 2009: Russell Westbrook Animated GIF-downsized_large(41).gif

2) 2002: Kenyon Martin Animated GIF-downsized_large(42).gif

1) 2006: Gerald Green Animated GIF-downsized_large(43).gif

Moving on…

Statement win for Pelicans in Toronto?

“I buy this. AD is a guy that puts up these types of numbers and can do this regularly. Going into Toronto and beating them convincingly like this, this should boost them and give them confidence moving forward in the Western Conference” – TMac

“Statement game? Yes…for the month of November, but that’s okay” – Jackie Mac

Caris LeVert suffers dislocated right foot, no surgery required

NBA Players sending their thoughts and prayers to LeVert:

“On top of how good he is, he is one of the best teammates in the league and everybody says that about him, so that’s why you’re seeing all the love. He’s going to be one of the faces of the Brooklyn Nets when they finally get there” – Jackie Mac

“He was having a phenomenal season. I know how it is to be injured” – TMac


Second Half

Nick Friedell.JPGWarriors beat writer, Nick Friedell joined the show!

Thibs better off without Butler?

“In the short term: Yes because the cloud is gone. It was miserable in that locker room. In the long term: Hell no! I think Thibs is gone at the end of the year, if not sooner because I don’t see them making some grand turnaround” – Friedell

“This year, they come in and there’s a big cloud over this team because Jimmy Butler sees two of the stars get paid max dollars and believes that they don’t really play up to that potential because of what ever reason. The personalities just don’t match. Jimmy is an alpha dog. These two guys (Towns and Wiggins) can’t handle that and it caused friction. I don’t think he’s better off without him” – TMac

“I don’t think they’ll make the playoffs” – TMac

“You need stability in a franchise. And they don’t have it” – Jackie Mac

Any lingering tension between Draymond and KD? (As reported by Woj and Marc J. Spears)
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“Draymond and Kevin have a balance with each other. This has happened before. It’s going to happen again. It’s something to watch moving forward. They know they’re playing for history every time out” – Friedell

“It would have went differently if they won the game. They would have approached each other differently. I’m with KD on this. Give that man the damn ball in that situation” – TMac

Chase Center a recruiting tool to keep KD in Bay?

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“It was supposed to be for sponsors and media” – Friedell

“Nobody knows for sure and Kevin doesn’t know. It’s a recruiting that they’ll use for sure” – Friedell


Nick DePaula.JPGSenior Sneakerhead Insider, Nick DePaula joined the show!

“Kicks to beat cancer” initiative to support Jimmy V Foundation for cancer research (From November 27-December 6)

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PJ Tucker’s sneakers that he’s been wearing this season…cost $4,000!

Biggest sneaker signings this season:

3) Kyle Kuzma: GOAT (A resale app)

2) DeMarcus Cousins: PUMA
The company signed 5 first round picks and have vets (Terry Rozier and Rudy Gay)

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1) Joel Embiid: Under Armour

Still hard for big men to sell shoes?

“He’s (Joel Embiid) trying to take the stigma that ‘big men can’t sell shoes’ and face it head on. The way that he utilizes social media to get his brand out there is going to be the difference for him” – DePaula


Replay
November 13, 2009 – Ty Lawson with the nasty one handed dunk

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Time for a Jump favorite (longest running show)…

As The Kings Turn

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Coach Pop: “Culture is changing” in Sacramento

“He is right to a degree. They have made some good moves, nice draft picks. I don’t think they’re the laughing stock that they used to be” – Jackie Mac

“Vlade [Divac] and these guys have done a tremendous job with changing this culture. These guys are up and down the court, running,  they’re defending, I actually like them running” – TMac

“There’s two teams that we should be giving credit to this early in the season: Clippers and Kings” – TMac

Game of the Night
Rockets at Nuggets

Melo reps exploring potential landing spots, per Adrian Wojnarowski

“I honestly think Melo should retire. I really do. I don’t want him to go through another situation like this and people just pouring negativity on this man’s legacy” – TMac

“We’ve forgotten that this guy is a hall of famer caliber talent. His teammates all love him. He’s very likeable” – Jackie Mac

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