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  • LeBron James came out very vocally, um Cube and said he did not want to play in the All Star Game and that he had no excitement for it.

  • No energy for it.

  • He was told that there wasn't gonna be an All Star game.

  • Now he's gotta play one.

  • But what's curious to me is, apparently what I've heard is Chris Paul was pushing for this and they're supposed to be boys, right?

  • Like, how could LeBron could Chris Paul be pushing for something and LeBron not even be aware of it?

  • I find that hard to believe.

  • And if it is the case, then is there some kind of schism and the players union where guys like the Aaron Fox, who are young and and aren't gonna play in the postseason, and guys like LeBron who are old and will be playing deep into the postseason?

  • Neither one of those guys want to do it, but Chris Paul wants it.

  • Q.

  • What's your read of this situation?

  • Well, I mean, I don't take it as deep.

  • Is that you know Chris, Paul got a job to do.

  • LeBron got a job to do.

  • They're not on the same team in the middle of the season, so I'm pretty sure they're not, you know, communicating like people would think.

  • And, you know, at the end of the day, you know, it's about the league, and LeBron may feel that way today.

  • But as you get closer, you know, these all star games are, you know, very prestigious.

  • You know, you don't wanna miss one just because you didn't feel like plan, especially at the end of your career.

  • You don't know how many more all star games is coming.

  • So I just think s life felt when they asking the question.

  • Um, but as you get closer, I'm pretty sure he's gonna go get a fans What they what they love him for, you know, So I don't I don't I don't take it as a big, you know, controversy Ice Cube on The Max Kellerman show, ESPN Radio um, cube meantime, LeBron like, you know, Brady's doing this amazing thing with longevity 43 years old in the tent in his 10th Super Bowl, and you can't just say, well, its Belichick anymore.

  • Brand new team.

  • LeBron LeBron is doing something crazy with longevity because Kareem was great as an older player, but by, and he also played in college, so it's a little different.

  • He was the best college player ever, but by the time Kareem had played as many minutes in the n b.

  • A is LeBron, he was no longer the best player in the world.

  • He wasn't m v p caliber player anywhere.

  • He's an All Star caliber player.

  • But what LeBron's doing Cube at his age, the number of seasons he's been in the league, still considered the best player in the world and likely to win the title again this year, you know, is there when you rate the greatest players you've ever seen?

  • Where is LeBron on that list?

  • Oh, man, you know, he's up there with the top.

  • You know, I'm saying it's like But you gotta look at How do you know?

  • LeBron traveled through all his career?

  • Pretty sure it's on private planes and how creaming them had to travel, you know, have to start a career.

  • I'm pretty sure you know it is different going through L.

  • A X.

  • You know, when you gotta go through the regular or ah, way to public, go through them just you know, hopping out your car and jumping in a private point.

  • So the wear and tear, the equipment, the training, everything is so advanced.

  • Now you know it's it's all about making sure athletes can play into their, you know, late thirties.

  • Now we're saying into their, you know, mid forties, uh, spoken, spoken like someone who's been on a lot of private planes.

  • But it's true.

  • And also someone who's organized basketball leagues.

  • Damn Cube.

  • Where's my private plane?

  • You guys must be out of your minds.

  • What's that?

  • Mahmoud Abdul Raouf, you know, is in my league and he's, you know, planning to his.

  • I mean, he's 50 and he's still, you know, busting.

  • And you have to stand for the anthem, or is that not a roof in your league?

  • There is no Ugo.

  • You play, Let me let you know.

  • Remember?

  • Right?

  • You know, there was the whole controversy about that.

  • Not all that.

  • I guess it was a long time ago.

  • I'm older than I.

  • Then I realized sometimes who's gonna win the Super Bowl Cube?

  • Um, you know, I'm hoping, uh, you know, time Terrific winning.

  • You know, I'm a raider fan.

  • So I ain't going for them chefs.

  • I mean, chiefs, whatever you call them, you know?

  • I mean, they broke my heart and won the Super Bowl last year.

  • So a damn sure don't want to see him go back to back.

  • So I'm going for time.

  • Terrific in the Bucks.

  • But in the meantime, that she listen, your Raiders actually played them really well.

  • The only game they've lost cause they lost to the Chargers.

  • But Mahomes didn't play.

  • They were resting up at that point.

  • The only team they lost to this whole year, three only team Mahomes has lost two in, Like, what is it, 26 or seven games now, or your Raiders?

  • What do you think about about the challenge the Chiefs are gonna, you know, present to your beloved Raiders.

  • And what do you think the outlook is for your Raiders?

  • Well, I think you know, when you when you have a divisional opponent, you could throw the records out the window.

  • You know, it's a different kind of hate when you plan somebody your division.

  • So you know the Raiders.

  • I think you know when it comes to that, anybody could be beat the Raiders.

  • You know they keep talking quarterback, quarterback.

  • We need defense defense.

  • Nothing's wrong with the Raiders quarterback.

  • We need to put some money in the defensive side of the ball and stop people and and we'll score enough points to win more games.

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LeBron James came out very vocally, um Cube and said he did not want to play in the All Star Game and that he had no excitement for it.

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