Show Recap: June 17, 2020 (Jump From Home Edition)

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Reaction to Orlando details from NBA memo?

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“I still have a lot of questions. My question is: How many players will be allowed in the players lounge? There’s still contradictions to a lot of the protocols” – Pierce

“This is the most safest plan available right now due to these circumstances. Everyone has done a great job of coming together collectively, conversating and getting this rolling. I have zero concerns when it comes down to Adam Silver. He has not let me down yet” – Perkins

Concerns about the anonymous tip line?

“Teams will take advantage, especially in this day and age. There’s a chance that person can get somebody in the protocol to be in violation to where they’re put in quarantine for 48 hours during a major playoff game, which could be huge. That tip line is gonna be used a lot” – Pierce

How will NBA players handle isolation from families?

Once teams start being eliminated and go home, More space will open up on these hotels starting in the second round of the playoffs. Players will be given additional hotel rooms, 15 or 17 for guests or family members for each of the eight teams which they have to split those up. That will occur on August 30

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“Players have had three months to play Monopoly, to have family barbecues and to play UNO. It’s time to get back to work! The red carpet is laid out” – Perkins

“Players can’t wait to somewhat get away from their families. They’ll be fine. We have so many ways we can communicate (FaceTime, Zoom) and see each other. This is a time where they need to ultimately focus” – Pierce


Distant Replay 2
1994 – John Starks with the dish to Charles Oakley then dishing it off to Patrick Ewing who throws it down hard on the Rockets!

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Distant Replay 2
2008 – Kevin Garnett hangs and banks in the circus shot, plus the foul, vs the Lakers!

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Distant Replay 2
2012 – Kevin Durant finishing the two-handed alley-oop dunk, assisted by James Harden vs the Heat!

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Players coalition calls for more NBA owners to join them in fight against systemic racism

Lakers guard, Avery Bradley strongly called for team owners specifically by saying (Via Malika Andrews and Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN):

“Don’t put all of the weight on your player to take care of the issue. If you care about us, you can’t remain silent and in the background.”

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Toronto’s Masai Ujiri has the title of president and full authority on basketball
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The top 15 NBA owners have a combined worth of over $120B!

Can the coalition influence these specific changes?

“Absolutely. It’s a great idea. I’m not sure if anything can get done before, you know going into Orlando, but it’s a start. The conversation definitely has to be made after the season is over and going into next season. This is something we’ve always voiced for years and years” – Pierce

“It’s time for more of the franchise guys, the powerful ones, to step up. Let’s call these owners out, sit them down and talk to them” – Perkins

“Maybe players should be having sit downs face to face with owners and they need to be talking to them about not funding programs and candidates that work against issues that are important to the black community” – Nichols


OTD 2008
Celtics close out Lakers to win title

Paul Pierce NBA Finals MVP Boston Celtics (With images) | Paul ...
“I was on top of the world right there. Just to have that opportunity, that’s all I ever asked for my career. It was like a dream come true. And to do it against the Lakers and Kobe Bryant? What more can you ask for?” – Pierce
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“It was the best moment in my sports life as a player. The one thing that sticks out is the parade. That was the something I would never forget in my life” – Perkins

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What’s the deal between 2008 Celtics & Ray Allen?

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