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  • the Denver Nuggets are making a move today.

  • They are making movie after beating the Spurs last night.

  • They've won four in a row, and they are only three games behind the Lakers for that top spot.

  • Do you think they can challenge the Lakers for a number one seed?

  • I think that they can't.

  • But I also think that the Lakers have slipped as of late, meaning there some winnable games that the Lakers just dropped so they could have had a little bit more cushion.

  • But I like this on the Nuggets, because entering the season weren't you high on the Nuggets like season.

  • Everyone was like, Okay, this is gonna be their year where they get over the hump And then they felt, you know, they felt some adversity, especially with Jochen starting off a little bit slower.

  • But that's the beautiful thing about an 82 game season.

  • You have plenty of time to get into your rhythm, and I also think that Jamal Murray, being back has been really helpful for them.

  • He was out about 10 or so games, and I still think he's playing through some of his pain.

  • The fact that he's soldering it out sort of shows you where their mindset is.

  • They want to challenge the Lakers at the top of the standings.

  • So I think it's gonna be fun, because the West of Stet the West is like there's so many teams in the West that I could see in the N B A Finals and the Nuggets are definitely one of those teams.

  • And my guy Yokich the stretch Mark five looks like he's in shape.

  • I mean, I know it's almost Valentine's Day.

  • I know about body writhe stretch mark five.

  • Seems like he's in shape and he's putting up the numbers that we all expected him to put up.

  • And he will maybe even plays way into the M V.

  • P Company expects.

  • It was really funny earlier.

  • Okay, every year I do this every year, I say This is the year the Spurs are not going to make the playoffs, and every year I'm wrong.

  • Every year I'm wrong, but I did it again, and they are now really, really slipping their own five on their eight game rodeo trip.

  • So today I'm saying it again into a microphone on television.

  • This is the year the Spurs won't make the playoffs.

  • They are outside of the eighth seed right now, five games behind the Grizzlies.

  • Will this finally be the year that the Spurs did not make the playoffs?

  • Look, this is the year to be nervous because I'm looking at the standings right now.

  • I know the Mavericks have also dealt with some issues.

  • My best friend is the White Powell who got injured and they brought him Willie Cauley.

  • Stein, you know, there, I thought we were best friends.

  • Your family.

  • So your family.

  • So you know, the Masters.

  • We're gonna make noise.

  • OK, See, that's been one of the funds stories so far this season, especially with Chris Paul Portland.

  • My goodness.

  • So I've been gone.

  • I've been in Nigeria for a week, and I was just like watching those numbers.

  • And Dame is my friend for through my Adidas family.

  • And I'm like, Yo, he's on a mission.

  • He is on a mission, and I also think that he doesn't get enough respect.

  • Well, he gets it from the streets, but maybe not from the referee is a lot of people have been talking about those calls.

  • He takes a lot of contacts.

  • He's one of those small guys that can still find ways to finish at the rim.

  • He could get a couple more and ones, you know, People talk about stuff curry.

  • That way, he doesn't get a lot of calls.

  • Dame is the same.

  • And then still, his numbers like ridiculous, still in the mix.

  • Obviously, San Antonio's right under there now.

  • This might be the year.

  • I'm nervous because think about Memphis to like you have to talk about what is happening.

  • You know it's not happening.

  • You just don't want to say, you know it's not happening.

  • All those teams you named are more likely to be in the playoffs and the Spurs.

  • You know it, you know, it just won't commit to it.

  • I'm not gonna commit this early because we have to show respect to Pop because so far we have to think about how good it's been for them in this run until they get out and then we can talk about After that, we will.

  • The Brooklyn Nets have a terrible record, but they are still in the playoff hunt because they're in the Eastern Conference.

  • They got a big win over the Pacers one point win over the Pacers, led by Dinwiddie.

  • The Pacers have lost six straight games, and that's with Victor Oladipo coming back.

  • What do you think has led to this slide from Indiana?

  • So this is a team that, for a large degree, has over performs a lot of guys that have played well.

  • They've had good synergy and talking about like I feel like this is like the whole Nigeria episode.

  • Because Victor Oladipo, my night, your brother from another mother, right?

  • And we talked about Andre Iguodala coming back.

  • You know, he was not necessarily injured at all.

  • He was just older and then now, trying to find his rhythm.

  • Midseason, Victor's dealing with an injury coming back in the middle of the season.

  • That is not easy still.

  • So when you see athletes sort of pop in and dominate, that should show you how impressive it actually is because it's so hard.

  • You cannot practice game speak that you could be doing workouts.

  • You could be doing rehabilitation, but your shot just feels different and your body feels different.

  • You sort of have to relearn your body.

  • And that's exactly what Victor Oladipo is doing in real time, and then he surrounded by I know about democracy.

  • Bonus.

  • I mean, all start, which is so impressive, right?

  • But these are not like the surefire names that you know can get you wins no matter what.

  • So this is a team that I think has over performed and one victors healthy.

  • He plays that inspiring basketball that helps his team get to that mentality so that they could do it.

  • But he's not, like fully back yet, so I'm giving them a pass until later on and the other side of the ball.

  • The Nets did get a win, and they were without Katie and Kyrie.

  • What do you think happens with this roster when those two come back next year?

  • Look, is there still room for Din?

  • Witty on it?

  • Look, they need anybody.

  • I know the question has been his role, whether on the bench, whether as a starter.

  • But this guy is a starter in the MBA.

  • He's a guy that has that confidence toe lead teams to win games and to elevate the play of those around him like it's just sort of like the Nets.

  • They play better.

  • They feel better when he's on the floor.

  • It's sort of like they understand his identity, you know, to the organization.

  • Now I think they have Teoh, and this is where I'm gonna bring in Kobe Bryant because I know this is, I think, Kyra, his relationship with Kobe and the way players are feeling right now, especially when it comes to Kobe makes all the drama in the locker room.

  • Seems small, right?

  • You have to play with the purpose.

  • You have to play for reason, and I think this will unite them in a unique way that hopefully, when everyone is healthy, Kyrie now knowing how valuable that relationship was to him and what he tries to pursue on the court in his name and legacy, he has to be a better teammate.

  • And he will be a better teammate, Katie the same and that involves Spencer.

  • Did we d being a big part of their future?

  • So I would like them three to be the Big three and I think that right now all those petty things, those words that are said to reporters or the players or the coaches and teammates, we realize that maybe you can move on from that, knowing that there's bigger things in life, and I think that will help the Brooklyn Nets in the future.

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