Should Team USA feel good or bad after 1-point win over Turkey?
“They won. I give credit to every one of these guys because so many other guys didn’t want any part of this and didn’t want to sacrifice a big part of their summer to do this. These guys are out there in a no win situation” – Friedell
“Some of their vulnerabilities were absolutely on display” – Andrews
“I see a team with very little identity, both on offense or defense” – Sedano
Should Tatum sit out rest of World Cup?
Suffered a left ankle sprain vs Turkey
“Unless the MRI shows something different and they go through the protocol and feels awful, if he can play, he’ll play and if he can’t, hold him out” – Friedell
“Don’t push it. He needs to be extra cautious. Boston needs him to be healthy” – Andrews
“This team needs him to take that extra step that were looking forward to him taking last season” – Friedell
Giannis scoring 13 points in loss to Brazil a big deal?
Like FIBA rule allowing basket interference?
Friedell & Andrews:
“It would be fascinating if the NBA looked at it” – Sedano
Cubs Klay your favorite Klay so far?
Think we’ll ever see “The T-Mac” in a game again?
“Carmelo Anthony or Damian Lillard” – Andrews
Is Alex Caruso about to have a breakout year?
“He plays hard. I don’t think we should expect more than that” – Friedell
“Is he really going to be under the microscope?” – Andrews
Would you be happy or scared to mosh with Shaq?
Anybody have a better Labor Day weekend than Pat Riley?
Think Melo would make sense for Nets?
Via TMZ Sports:
“They are in the middle of a gap year. They’re a year away from being a year away. Whether they added Melo or not, I don’t really think it’s a big deal either way. He just desperately wants to get back in” – Friedell
“I wouldn’t put too much stock into saying this is family because that’s said all the time. The NBA is family. Secondly, the Nets cap situation is tight. What role is he willing to play on a team like that?” – Andrews
“I don’t think this Nets team is going to be as good as people think. I question what Kyrie can do” – Sedano
Lillard: LeBron is the best player in the league (Per The Joe Budden Pod)
Agree with Dame saying LeBron is still best player in the league?
Friedell and Sedano:
“LeBron is passed his prime. Until he’s is out of the league, he has earned the emeterius greatest player playing title” – Andrews
“LeBron is not what he once was because father time is undefeated” – Friedell
Would Team USA be an NBA title contender by Kevin Pelton
Team USA’s shooting struggles
“That’s [35 percent shooting] a little bit, ‘Yikes!’ They were barely able to squeak out the win”
“This is going to hurt them in this tournament”
Rockets extending Eric Gordon (Per Woj)
Signed for 3 years/$54.5M which will take him through the 2022-23 season
“He fits this system very well, but what happens if D’Antoni is gone after this year?”
“It’s good to have an institutional piece that’s been around as there’s a lot of turnover in this franchise”
Lonzo finding out about trade via Twitter
Via Real 92.3 LA:
“That’s the way the world works now and and that’s how everything is going to be from here on out”
“Blake Griffin said the same thing a year ago. This is part of the deal now in the NBA”
Serbia vs the World
Serbia dominates first 2 FIBA games
Their margin of victory over their opponents: An average of 52 points!
Shaq had a special signal for not passing to Kobe?
Buy Gilbert Arenas’ story about Kobe getting revenge on MJ?
Via The No Chill Podcast: