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  • I picked the Clippers to go all the way.

  • I thought they would have gotten knocked out in the first round by that Mavs team and with another year of experience, they should be better guys, you know, I always talk about how the two way wing is the quickest way to a championship when you pair those guys together Jordan and Pippen or LeBron and Wade.

  • But as the game has evolved increasingly, it's not just the two way wing.

  • It's the wing who's also the ball dominant kind of offense organizer like LeBron or Luca Luca Dance, which I think is gonna win M V P this year.

  • He's already one of the best players in the game and and poor Zynga's.

  • As I mentioned, he has a guy.

  • People forget the trajectory of Porzingis his career.

  • Before he got hurt, he, to me, looked like he was evolving into a potential M V P.

  • One day.

  • They have to guys like that and they both perform under pressure.

  • We saw that in these playoffs, and then guys, look the supporting cast Tim Hardaway Jr actually became a good player, not just a guy with a name who scores points on a bad team, but an actual player.

  • He hits shots from outside.

  • His defense got better.

  • He could go get a shot of Phoenix, who, like he's a player and clip A and Dorian Finney Smith at the Forward.

  • Positions are especially Finney.

  • Smith shoots like he did last year.

  • Guys can bomb from the outside and defendant.

  • Now they have Josh Richardson.

  • They gave up some shooting in Seth Curry, but the bottom line is, Richardson's a better player.

  • That's why he plays more minutes because he can also really defend.

  • And he can hit some shots from the outside.

  • Guys, I really think that this Mavs team and finally Stephen A.

  • When you saw that Sun's game, what impressed me is without Porzingis because the sons were getting after it without poor Zynga's.

  • The Mavs are exceptionally well coached.

  • Carlisle has a deep playbook.

  • No matter what the defense does, the offense has an answer to 34 adjustments doesn't matter in everyone's exactly where they need to be.

  • I think the Mavs, they're gonna be the biggest threat, e respect the Mavs.

  • I recognize the fact that that's possible, but I still believe that the Clippers is gonna be the biggest threat to the Los Angeles Lakers.

  • When I think about how highly motivated Kawhi Leonard and Paul George need to be knowing Ty Lue the way that I do and the buttons that he's going to be able to push with the acquisition of Serge Ibaka, which I think is an upgrade from Montrose.

  • Harold, I like Montrose.

  • Harold.

  • Ah, lot.

  • I like his energy.

  • I like his fervor.

  • I like him, you know, coming off the bench and what have you.

  • That was great.

  • But he's not Serge Ibaka, particularly composed season time, and particularly when it comes to being a perimeter threat and a rim protector.

  • The combination of those two elements combined with the fact that Kawhi Leonard, the guy that you had, is the best player in the world, at least until the playoffs and the last.

  • Just a few months ago, Max Kellerman, you had him is the best player in the world.

  • I think this dude responds to the challenge because damn it, he needs to, and as a result, him and Paul George is formidable.

  • Is they could be.

  • I think they will be the number one threat to the Los Angeles Lakers because this is it.

  • I don't think if you if you if you're the Clippers and Kawhi Leonard and Paul George can't get it done for you this year, they're not gonna get it done.

  • It all that's how I view it.

  • And I don't think they're gonna be able to beat the Lakers.

  • But I do think that they'll be able to beat anybody else.

  • And I think that that's what this is about.

  • This is going to come down to that confrontation that we were waiting for all of last season.

  • We were waiting desperately for it and we were going to get it.

  • But the Clippers wet the bed and gave up a 31 lead to Denver in the Western Conference semifinals.

  • I don't think something like that is gonna happen this year.

  • I think they were devoid of leadership.

  • I think that again.

  • Ty Lue, with the highly motivated Leonard and Paul George, I think they answered the call and I think they get to the conference finals to meet the Lakers.

  • Well, Stephen A.

  • It's true, I did have.

  • Kawai is the best player in the world last year until the end of the until they got bounced from the playoffs.

  • But you're forgetting one important thing.

  • It's a fluid list.

  • The list is fluid and it changes depending on stuff just like Steve, It's a fluid list.

  • My list is slower because the NFL a list week to week, because the 16 games in the NFL season a week to week.

  • That said, I didn't think that was applicable to being the best player in the world.

  • But then I forgot.

  • I'm talking to you who had the honesty is the best player in the world.

  • The year before that on a Thursday, and by that Monday, you had to rank five.

  • So I apologize.

  • I should have known.

  • I should have known.

  • Hey, that's Friday.

  • Hold up.

  • You're just glossing over Friday and Saturday and Sunday.

  • That's three days.

  • A lot can change, and I'm just saying, I'm just saying, How do you spend a year calling a guy the best player in the world?

  • And three days later, three days later, he goes from 1 to 5.

  • I don't understand, called it's called Prisoner of the moment.

  • I have a bad weekend, probably do it without many problems.

  • To tell you the truth, I do it.

  • I go to sleep at night very comfortably.

  • Stephen A.

  • Yeah, you do seem very relaxed.

  • You needed cigar and some cocoa.

  • No question of Bing Crosby.

  • Look, I don't think that Kuai is, you know, suddenly the fifth best in the world.

  • He may be the top under LeBron or tightly packed, but, you could argue, is the second best player in the world.

  • My issue is not with CO I and the Game seven notwithstanding against the Nuggets, coup is an extremely historically great clutch player.

  • Paul George isn't your second Banana has to be a guy who performs under pressure.

  • The reason I like the Mavs is I seen that in poor Zynga's.

  • There's nothing he was not going to be stopped.

  • I have not seen that.

  • Paul George.

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I picked the Clippers to go all the way.

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