Show Recap: April 14, 2020 (Jump From Home Edition)

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Karl-Anthony Towns’ mother, Jackie dies from COVID-19

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Towns selected to his first All-Star game:

Discussion:

Realistic to expect NBA players to self-quarantine in hopes of finishing season?

“There’s no way, if I was still playing, that I could leave my wife and four kids during a pandemic. Sports will always be here for a long, long time. That can wait. What’s most important is being safe and taking care of your family” – Perkins

“If I was still still playing, there’s no way I’m leaving my family. I don’t think were going to have a season. A lot of guys are making a lot of money and they may not need the paycheck and if you don’t need the paycheck, I’m not leaving my family” – Williams


Distant Replay 2
1998 – Shaq with the monster poster dunk on Shawn Bradley!

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Distant Replay 2
1998 – Shaq with the monster poster dunk on Shawn Bradley!

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Distant Replay 2
1998 – Shaq with the monster poster dunk on Shawn Bradley!

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Rachel Nichols’ sitdown with Scottie Pippen and Steve Kerr on “The Last Dance” documentary:

Think Bulls should stick with Jim Boylen?

Jim Boylen on new Bulls GM

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“Some of the numbers can speak for themselves. The biggest concern: A head coach and the team’s best player not being on the same page. I don’t know if Zach LaVine and Jim Boylen are on the same page. This team is committed to LaVine and Lauri Markkanen and that might speak for itself as it relates to the relationship and the tenure of Jim Boylen” – Williams

“It’s time for Boylen to go. I was never a fan of his from the jump. He came in with a penitentiary mindset. This is a players’ league. You need coaches that can relate to the players. Not too many players or the fans have anything good to say about him” – Perkins

“Jim Boylen was trying to prove a point the whole season by bringing in the rookie, Coby White off the bench when we thought that he should have been a starter and should have been handed over the keys” – Perkins

Perkins on which coaches would fit with Bulls:

-Tyronn Lue
-Damon Stoudamire
-Sam Cassell
-David Fizdale


Crunchtime (New)

JA Morant reacts to Kendrick Nunn’s ROY comments:

“JA Morant is No. 1, Zion No. 2 and Nunn No. 3” – Williams

“JA Morant by a landslide” – Perkins

On this date in 2010: KD becomes youngest scoring champ at 21
He has gone on to win four scoring titles, tied for third most in NBA History behind Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain

“He’s the greatest scorer in NBA history. His offensive game is beautiful to watch” – Perkins

“He’s the most prolific scorer the game has ever seen. He has a body of Giannis with a skillset of Kyrie. We’ve never seen something like that” – Williams

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Are pro athletes able to maintain peak conditioning at home?
Giannis doesn’t have a hoop at home | Tatum hasn’t picked up a basketball, let alone play a game of basketball, since the season got suspended

“There was a pandemic out and people didn’t know if they can go outside so I’m not gonna fault guys who are not going outside and buying a hoop. They do have multi-million dollar facilities they’re used to going to and working out. This is just where it is” – Williams

“I’ve spoken to a lot of players and I ask them, ‘How is your game holding up?’ A number of them, a big chunk of them, are telling me that they don’t have a hoop to shoot on. I’m surprised that the NBA hasn’t taken the same step” – Nichols

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