Show Recap: August 14, 2019 (Cassidy Hubbarth hosts)

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Opening Tip
Report: Clippers closing in on adding Ty Lue as top assistant coach (Per Marc Stein/New York Times)

“It’s a fantastic hire if it goes through” – McMenamin

“It’s another good guy for Doc to have on the bench for him as he tries to get the Clippers their first title” – Bontemps

Panel:

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Guest (Second Half Only):

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First Half

Sources: Joseph Tsai to buy Nets for record $2.35B

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How bullish are you on Nets future?

“They’re at a great spot right now. They have a chance to take away some of the shine and the glitz and the glamour that Madison Square Garden has because the Knicks have been such a downturn. Do I think the Nets are assured a championship with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant, who’s coming off an Achilles, I would be more surprised than expected to happen but it’s in the realm of possibility” – McMenamin

“They do have a chance to really take control of the city in a way they’ve never had” – Bontemps


Rachel Nichols’ one on one conversation with Warriors forward, Draymond Green!

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Reaction to Rachel’sΒ convo with Draymond?

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McMenamin:

“That conversation is why Draymond Green is going to be in the hall of fame. He knows what to say and when to say it, he knows how to motivate himself” – Bontemps

“Draymond will have to learn how to take on a real mentor role for this new era for the Warriors” – Hubbarth


Make or Miss League Harden

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Is that KP or Ivan Drago?

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Favorite assist from last season?

McMenamin:
385viy

Bontemps:
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Over/Under 2.5 ankle-breakers for Kemba in FIBA World Cup?

Bontemps: Over

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Is Kyrie the best Nerf basketball player in the world?

“It has to be Nick ‘Swaggy P’ Young” – McMenamin

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Thoughts on Magic’s top 60 lists?

Moving on…

How does Magic’s decision to leave Lakers feel now?

“It’s still bizarre. He seems though he’s certainly at peace with it. He’ll feel joy and pride for the organization that’s given him so much to get back to that level of prominence if they win the title this year. After speaking to Rob Pelinka, both sides are moving forward” – McMenamin

“Confusing. That’s how it feels” – Bontemps


Second Half

Any temptation to get back into the ring?

“Every now and again, you’ll get tempted and then you remember what it feels like and all of sudden the temptation just goes away” – Ward

How high should expectations for Warriors fans?

Green on the doubters:

Ward:

Think this hat will sell here in LA?

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Ward:

“The hat looks like it says, ‘Liars'” – McMenamin

Best pound-for-pound hooper on the planet?
Ward had a 32-0 record with 16 KOs in his career

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Ward:

“Kawhi Leonard” – Bontemps

“Stephen Curry” – McMenamin

 


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Reaction to Brittney Griner’s 3-game suspension for fighting?

Kristine Anigwe and Kayla Thornton of the Dallas Wings got 2 game suspensions for their roles. Griner’s reaction to their suspensions:

“I do not think it’s fair. It should have been three across the board”

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Any boxing tips for Serge Ibaka?

Ward:

Most memorable NBA fight?

“1977: Darryl Dawkins vs Maurice Lucas” – Ward

Give Kobe a pass for getting caught with a 2-piece from Chris Childs?

“I give him a pass, but Kobe should know better. Kobe got to be a little bit more alert” – Ward

What were you thinking with Andre Ward:


Is Danny Ainge blaming young Celtics for last season’s dysfunction?

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“Yes and no. Everybody with the Celtics was just ready for last season to end what it ended. This is just the latest example of them trying to commit to next season with a much different mindset all the way around” – Bontemps

“He’s going to continue to share a team with these young players when his scapegoat is going to play for the Nets” – McMenamin

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