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  • All right.

  • Now it's time for the students fellows to decide the debate, and we're gonna start with criminal justice.

  • Major JVC's McInnis.

  • My question to you, Stephen A.

  • Smith is Do you think Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn this are gonna be able to win a championship this year?

  • Yes, yes, yes.

  • The only hiccup potentially is Anthony Davis coming back.

  • 100% which I don't think is gonna happen.

  • The Brooklyn Nets are my favorite to win the chip.

  • Yes.

  • Yeah.

  • I mean, look, if if a d don't come back 100% healthy, I agree with you, there could be hiccups on the way.

  • I'm not positive they get by the Sixers.

  • And if a D is healthy, that's a hell of a finals.

  • Maybe I would take the Lakers there, but the Nets are a whole lot of and now they're starting to play defense.

  • They are a problem.

  • All right, Next up, fellas.

  • We got Warren Newman, also a criminal justice major here.

  • Warren, I want to know what do the New Orleans pelicans need to win the championship?

  • I need a few things.

  • I got to get Brandon English from credit.

  • Where credit is due.

  • He's averaging 24 game Uh, he's shooting 46% from the field.

  • He looks impressive.

  • I'm shocked at a Stan Van Gundy team is ranked like 25th defensively.

  • I'm shocked by that.

  • I expected him to be better defensively because he's such a He's such a damn good coach, but I think they'll get their act together.

  • But I think that you know what?

  • I think they need a new elite point guard.

  • To be quite honest with you, I really, really dio uh, you know Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson.

  • They're gonna do their thing.

  • I get that.

  • I like some of the young pieces that they have, but I think they need an elite floor.

  • General.

  • I would love Max Kellerman, for example, to see Ah Young Chris Paul with those guys that would have been special.

  • Young Chris Paul is an improvement there, although I think they have talent there to, um, you look at that roster.

  • It's good, it's young, it's improving.

  • The answer is time.

  • They need experience, and and before you talk about anything else, they need to add.

  • Zions got to take the next step.

  • Eventually, I'm not saying, Oh, he hasn't done it already.

  • You know, it's very early.

  • Still, he's very young.

  • Second, in the next couple of years, I in Williamson's got to become an M V P candidate, and if he could do that, the Pelicans will be in contention for a champion.

  • In fairness to him, no.

  • Max is second year, the brothers averaging 25 on 61% shooting.

  • He's a monster, e.

  • It is not too far off.

  • That's what I'm trying to say is I ain't doing this thing that he he's a piece.

  • He's a beast, but also Brandon Ingram.

  • As much as he's putting up those numbers, I don't look at Brandon Ingram and think that's one of the 10 best players in the league or even in the West.

  • He's good.

  • I think also, he has to take the next step and he's taken a bunch already.

  • He's showing that he's better than Kyle Kuzma at this point.

  • Oh yeah, and again Zion will join us on Friday.

  • Finally, guys, we have a biomedical engineering major, Kayla Owens.

  • My question is, do you think the Dodgers will be repeat champions of the world?

  • Siri's go ahead with that one.

  • Max, I'll give you.

  • I'll give you that one.

  • Yeah, I would say this.

  • Baseball is more luck based than, let's say, the N B A basketball, where you can run all your plays through your best players and all that.

  • There's less to chance.

  • But there's the thing about the Dodgers.

  • They play Moneyball with money.

  • They have the best analytics or among them, they got the biggest payroll or among it.

  • And when you look at the way they construct this team, Stephen A.

  • There are things you can do to tilt the postseason, a small sample size in your favor.

  • You can get hitters that don't have a huge variance in terms of how they hit good pitching and bad pitching.

  • Those guys will tend to hit better in the playoffs.

  • The Dodgers are aware of all these things swing and miss stuff from your starting pitchers.

  • They bring on Trevor Bauer to a team that just won the World Series, and now we're asking, Do they even need Clayton Kershaw back after he got the monkey off his back by pitching the way he did in the postseason and winning a world Siri's.

  • Finally, Yep, the Dodgers are probably the favorites to win the whole thing again.

  • They should be the favorites, Max, and I'll give you more simplified reason because taking into account all those things you just said, which was right on the money, here's the deal.

  • They got the monkey off their back.

  • 1988 was the last time they won the World Series.

  • They had numerous bites at the apple, and they didn't get it done.

  • And then in bubble play, I tell you what I'll tell you right now during the coronavirus pandemic with sparse crowds and things of that nature.

  • It was incredibly exciting watching that world.

  • Siri's it really, really waas.

  • And And to see them, you don't get that monkey off their back, the proverbial monkey off their back.

  • I think now it's easy sailing.

  • I think this upcoming world Syriza's.

  • Much as I hate to admit, because I'm a diehard Yankee fan, I think it would be much easier to capture than last year's Hey, Stephen, a real quick two words to that, we have to say Mookie Betts Betts who?

  • That dude, if he I understand in a league with Mike trout.

  • It's hard to say anyone else is the best player, but he might be the dude you want.

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Stephen A.: The Nets will win the title, the Pelicans need a point guard and the Dodgers will repeat

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