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  • But we begin today with clarity on the rather sketchy news that overshadowed last night's eh NBA Draft that Clay Thompson had to be helped off a court in Los Angeles when he heard his lower right leg in a pickup game.

  • The Warriors found out today that Thompson has Tauron, his Achilles.

  • He will be out all season.

  • Thompson missed all of last season after tearing the A C L in his left knee.

  • WILBON Howell Thompson's injuries shake up the Warriors and the Western Conference.

  • Well, Tony, obviously it reduces the Warriors.

  • I mean, no team, not just no team now.

  • No team in history can lose, you know, sort of its second best player.

  • I'm gonna call Clay Thompson at a player of renowned one of the great shooters of all time and a player beloved in his locker room.

  • All right, you can't lose that guy and be the same and behold and be seriously a contender for a championship, and it just it's depressing to me.

  • It reduces the league, it reduces the sport.

  • I mean, one of the things I was looking most forward to yesterday had nothing to do with the draft.

  • Is just how to do a Golden State being able to rise again and Clay Thompson being at the center of that and to get that news.

  • Tony, just before the draft, I it just it's sad to me, You know, um, I spent a lot of time around that team the last five years, sometime with with Clay Thompson, who I just absolutely like a lot.

  • And it's bad for basketball.

  • It's bad for business all over the way around.

  • He is a great scorer and a scorer who scores in Bunches, and there's a difference there.

  • Clay Thompson, as we know, can get 30 points in a quarter.

  • Not not a lot of great scorers could do that, and he can.

  • But he is aided tremendously.

  • It is such a godsend that he plays next to Steph Curry because Steph Curry is also a great scorer now.

  • Without him, you don't have the Splash Brothers, you got the splash brother and they already lost Kevin Durant to free agency last year.

  • So they are diminished here.

  • I think enormously, but this is the inherent risk in sports, Mike, you sign a contract and you make a compact that if you get hurt, you get hurt.

  • We see people get Tommy John surgery.

  • They're out for the whole year.

  • Mike Clevinger just signed a new deal and he's gonna have Tommy John surgery.

  • John Wall in Washington missed all the last year and a lot of the year before that in football all the time.

  • Mike, you know, you see the phrase season ending injury.

  • We see this all the time.

  • It's too bad that it's two in a row for him.

  • But athletes understand this, right?

  • They understand it.

  • You know Tony, they do it.

  • It is a deal they make very early in their lives, and we've seen injuries come earlier and just end careers.

  • Klay Thompson's got three championships, right?

  • Had a real crack at it five times and may get another one or so.

  • Look, this is local for me.

  • I think about Derrick Rose, who got hurt and, like 22 and and and it has come back to be a fine player.

  • But not the guy, not the M V P.

  • He was before the knee injury.

  • And, of course, Clay Thompson, now the Achilles.

  • It was the knee and yeah, we can go through Tony.

  • Every sports history had come up with these situations, and it's just, you know, I hope the best for Clay.

  • I really do.

  • But then the Warriors, I don't know what to make of this.

  • I don't Achilles.

  • It was People come back, but they come back less than when they left, and this opens the door.

  • This keeps the Lakers in play.

  • This puts the Mavericks.

  • If this puts a lot of teams in a lot of teams, that that's right, Tony does.

  • It was just two days ago that the Bucks seemed to have it all figured out.

  • They traded for Drew, Holiday and Bogdan Bogdanovich to put together one of the league's best looking starting fives, a team that could potentially keep you honest from leaving.

  • But now the bag Donovan's traders could put, and he will enter restricted free agency tone.

  • If this thing doesn't get patched up, how big a loss would Bogdanovich be for the Bucks?

  • Not nearly as big losses Yanis would be if he looks around and he says, I'm out of here now.

  • E mean, I don't know how you make this deal and you don't go to Bogdanovich and say this is the deal.

  • Are you on board with the deal that it is totally buttoned up?

  • We heard about this trade a couple of days ago.

  • There was no reporting on this end that it might blow up.

  • And now you look around and you say, Who's running Milwaukee?

  • I mean, if I'm honest, I say what?

  • My front office allowed this toe happen.

  • What?

  • We can't have it.

  • So I'm going to say this irrevocably.

  • Milwaukee has to get this guy.

  • If they don't get this guy, they're done.

  • They look stupid.

  • Their credibility in the front office is 100% of steak with this man.

  • Tony, you went out there on this one.

  • I'm gonna say, if they I think the result, the bottom line result doesn't come right now, though, I essentially agree with you.

  • The question is, is you look around in a week, Free agent period and the period, by the way, is gonna last about two weeks until everybody signed in a week period.

  • You can't just go out there and replace ah guy who could give you 16 the game and and and efficiently, smaller Bunches.

  • Not Clay Thompson.

  • but kind of a junior version.

  • This guy can get you scoring.

  • And Milwaukee needs everything.

  • He's got toe to make themselves a contender in support of Yannis.

  • And then, as we refer all the time to make you on is happy and keep you honest.

  • And so I don't understand the either.

  • Like, how does this get out there?

  • Because it sounds like from the reporting we've heard, like McDonough, vich and Yannis, or like Yeah, cool.

  • Good.

  • Sign off.

  • Thumbs up.

  • Let's go.

  • Oh, wait, This wasn't done.

  • In a way, the question Tony is how many teams do you think tried to rat out?

  • You know, Bogdanovich and the King?

  • So that, it seems like seems like tampering on some level, and therefore, that might have derailed this.

  • How many teams do you think would have stood in the way of that?

  • So I'm gonna say this, and I know you like to rip I 95 you like to rip big cities, and you like to say it's great in small cities and it is great in small cities.

  • But if I'm the agent of Yannis, I'm saying we're out of here.

  • If this happens now.

  • Maybe it's just a charade, Mike.

  • Maybe the money is gonna be ironed out, and maybe Bogdanovich will show up there, and he will really help the team and help you.

  • Honest.

  • But the way it looks now, it looks very bad because everybody said, Whoa, This is the thing that will keep him.

  • So, yeah.

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But we begin today with clarity on the rather sketchy news that overshadowed last night's eh NBA Draft that Clay Thompson had to be helped off a court in Los Angeles when he heard his lower right leg in a pickup game.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/11/22
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