Aug 17, 2013|
Sean Grande and Cedric Maxwell take some time and look back at the history between the Celtics and the Lakers, specifically the legendary rivalry between Magic and Bird. Legendary broadcaster, Ian Eagle, checks in to give the Brooklyn perspective as KG and Paul Pierce settle into their new home. Sean and Max also reveal the behind the scenes details surrounding Max’s famous “I got the ball” moment.
Red Sox Bench Coach Torey Luvollo joins the program to talk about Red Sox injuries and the MLB Replay process
Our number two Chris aligning with sports Sunday Sports Radio WEEI 6177797937. Then not all Red Sox some pretty much all Jon Lester threw the first hour lie detectors weighing in on the AT&T tax line on that will get to that just a moment. Out final round of the masters is going on a maturity people. Into getting into what is much science tiger. And without Phil as well he Mickelson showed up I think late Thursday night she flew in and Friday after energy is flied out. With Phil Mickelson. I he had a tough weekend are tough early going Richardson first round in a local guy Keegan Bradley struggled missed But there are some big games of the top the leaderboard some exciting. I young names of the Jordan's BT's twenty years old he's cash to win the masters I he'd be the youngest winner since 1979. LEB younger. Then the tiger was the first time you want it. And one of the things that really stood out to me is speaking with some people were down there this week to cover the toward talks and these young guys and it get back to tiger. The complete and water. Lack of off. Around around Tiger Woods to these guys are too young you think about twenty years old 21 years old with somebody like camera some would like walker. In somebody like Blix the Swedish guys and second right now and he's. He's like 28. You know some of these guys too young to really remember or at least have played with tiger against tiger. When he was hitting level like we never seen before the PGA tour earlier received since Jack. And they look at him now a Zagat shoot 77 on the weekends. Is that cats really contention anymore where is I mean Aaron I'm not old and your and all of you remember when. Final round tigers in the lead it was done forget about it I mean one year in the PGA YE Yang those big shots out late and ended up beating and yet that epic battle with Bob May. I nearly beat him in the PGA but it would for the most part just wasn't close he would get a lead and he was one of the best closers in the we'd seen in the sport. But it's just it's different now that's a different vibe. Around Tiger Woods and it's gone from seemingly a foregone conclusion that he would get to nineteen majors is seemingly foregone conclusion that he won't eat next year. Does play majors this year. Is give forty years old Jack won three. After he needs five Jack won three after forty to two of those were when he was forty and the masters in 986. Was kind of an out Larry's 46 years old. Tiger would be a hall of fame career from here on out five major championship all career to get in nineteen. I think it's interesting not only his fall from grace just as a player. In terms of winning majors the was in my opinion at least the best player on were last year he had five or six wins a torch to win major. But the bigger thing to me is just how some of these younger players perceive him do tiger as a contention it used to be regarded. The average stroke. The average round rather up a stroke in. In in the in the final round on Sundays when tiger was in contention real just kind of melted aged just. Folded around with a few exceptions mentioned Bob revealed in Nickels and it's good battles but. For the most part it was just tiger's world everybody else's playing for second they were on him Ernie Els just not Now is young guys just young enough to cocky enough and don't really remember that at least they didn't play through it. And they're saying how statute 75 on the weekends with what's not ID in the turn now but. I should be upon Sunday Bubba Watson very very likable guy. And I Jordan who were finding out a lot about trying to become the youngest masters winner a long time quick birds update we'll get back to the calls against 617779. 7937. Cordially NC DM IA's doing great to get the good news on him that was definitely a concern that you know DM IAA was. Out I got hit looked like in the that it from I thought it was illegal but not dirty if that makes sense I don't think there was intent to injure there. It was just one of those times you're trying to make a hockey play get the principal point contact up higher and you won it. So I thought it was an illegal hit not a dirty hit but by a help not the that you concussion translated to on the ice Thursday that part we don't know just yet. But Patrice Bergeron it sound like is fine I he missed the third period yesterday that would would have been a huge concern. I outside to go. There's not too many guys you point to and say this more important to the bees and Bergeron two way player in hockey this year. Obvious he's good according to coach Julianne and Chris Kelly looks like still day to day with that back injury so some. Relatively speaking. Minor bumps and Bruce is going into the Stanley Cup Playoffs but you know these guys especially Alec Bergeron if he could be on the ice on Thursday against the red he's going to be there. I HTT tech slide is 37937. It's like grab a few of these real quick a one Dexter says eight times over David Price let Lester walked. While you make Casey price a better pitcher at this stage of his career early younger I can cost more money. And now your bidding against everybody else you've got the cost control guy. Housing cost control we get the guided the under your control rather. The of the exclusive negotiating window with wants to stay here to guide it. As more in depth track record in the post season to sign him. And that point it's not a knock on price and gives great pitcher. But if you're looking at what you can do it even easier than that that will save you some money relative to what price can get on the open market signed last. I know detector can you imagine having Stanton in Boston did it forty plus homers easy architecture from western mass. Two words about prospects Daniel yep they can go hard the other way. I another one here says agree with you order percent top of the rotation guys talk about Lester innings a year post seasons died. Given the cash over five years five for one and should get it done. And out finally is Lester stats are comparable to average career he walked away from 244 million Lester has been better than Homer Bailey and look at the contract. That he just signed a few textures telling me the gets four clocked at. Well evening parade for a UConn for the championships I assume the men and women together out both of them winning the national title. Yes as tougher as Turkey's but happy for Kevin Ollie who now is the next. Hot coaching named to go from college to the end beauty after eight seasons. But undefeated in the NCAA tournament ally guys can say that are at six or 77797937. is in New Jersey he's up next When then. Just try to not cute bit Ali thank you and I can't believe that a low ball. Jon Lester like they don't agree that you like a side impact by one and whatever argument sake. We have been out of my. But you see a lot of contracts for your team that have gone got into the contract stratosphere and some of them have really worked out so well. But for a number like dapper Lester what he's so willing to stay. I agree I was surprised. When I saw what the number was at the end of spring training where the Red Sox know Lester broke off toxin seems like a a low ball contract terms of dollars in a low ball contract thirty years. definitely. god I G I mean lucky probably let out a little bit like that way radio reluctant I had. Yeah I mean yeah I'm with you thanks to the fall being a former yankees fans perspective. They're never shy about spending dollars. That Lester contract is makes sense and I've said this a few times. Because just getting back to this point I do think my gut still tells me they get a Don. Gut feeling they still get this contract done because I hate candidate it player just wants too much just wants to be a Boston too much. You back going to be here at the expense of taking deal it's foolish and a four year seventy to eighty million dollar contract before which. At ball way below market terms years below market terms the average annual There's no upside here it sounded like a Red Sox blown away with a give you four years but here's point six million a year. Which is probably more than you gonna get I guarantee each and every year on the open market that it could at least. I still think Lester would walk away from crystal he'd say no. But I could look at that is saying the Red Sox in good faith effort to try to. Do with last year what they've done with other guys which is over pay an average annual dollars but try to take that discounted terms of the number years seventy. I can't say that. I can't see it as they came under years came under dollars 6177797937. Bill isn't busted up next they've built. They would subject. who visual. You know what about. You guys keep in the world. Could together okay. guys they look at the guys renewed deal if everybody involved. Make him have the option to. Who boarded deals rivals ordered to the guys will. Make it work. So real simple. So three years of his make sure Israelis and three years seventy million. And then assuming he stays healthy another two years at how much. Ordered me at all. That would come out to volley at 5110. About then you know what would actions. YouTube. 120. It was cute guys so. Yeah It it it any guaranteed dollars sport. That that's just not gonna work for the players work for last. Well hope what works right now what made two big guy a two year deal seven million. With a guarantee. Appeared to remain nimble. The two more years of targeted what are enviable. Well let's get. That that that the five year 120 million dollar contract. Where. OK I guess that that's reasonable but I mean you if you're guaranteeing the money that it's not three years in the two years to five years. And yet we could what three years didn't work out three years it will be created numerous believe that you develop very animated. You know. Yeah I mean I like well. I guess I can't get what you in there you know again trial period so to speak at three year seventy million dollar. You know test blown the CP states LP and see if he still producing. The news saying guaranteed fifty million after that which is five for once money. Why would John again you'd think about it okay hometown discount know we heard the operator gets excited about it. to get past the idea of a hometown discount meeting complete insanity. Seventy million dollars even over a three years average dollars a lot of money. But it still. 50% of what can get out in the open market. You know why would I take seventy million guaranteed even for three years when I could just double that six years guaranteed at 140 million. You know six I can get that extra seventy million dollars over three more seasons just to go out in the open market. That would be a great team friendly kind of idea but Lester were being eyed Joseph and Wakefield once the way HL. What they've done so much for the in the you know 78 years. That burning up I don't know are already up at. I agree with UN and the injury concern for me is that they're now we are talking about Clay Buchholz we'd be having added I merely different conversation. But with Lester even a year it was bad in 2012. Still pitch to plus innings. Yeah I mean you don't get a picture wondering about that party and you don't hate you guys brought there get a going to be offered. And I are I think I really like the attitude that you just want the behavior I don't understand why the Internet situation black. We're not talking about giving the guy a 140. I'm not all that with the amount of money more book like the object audit. Well he had I think the Red Sox kind of Hewitt in the regard as well that's why I wasn't completely floored when he said OK if we here opera was the most that they had. I'll put out there by the time they broke off negotiations. But I'd be and neighbor of 400. Yell now and a and a big. Average annual value a Ford seventy for is an opera that you know the players get a that's an opera that it's designed to be turned out. Yeah independent though they looked like but based on the yacht I don't know it. All the the PR stunt getting negative PR because I think I had tickets ridiculous they have any Lester did lie to me if he blocks away at the end of the day. And and the Red Sox look back and in the end flick back and say. And they could of they could negotiate they could out of spring training but the only opera percent beat the teams the only one's gonna look bad that's an. Aerial my opinion darker integrated you know integrated I'm sorry you know it made it. It's the same age and it did Dustin Pedroia has I can't think of his name off my head to similar Pedroia as we negotiated down discounts the This situation it is thought here we cannot I mean update completely done park are now completely. It sounds like till the end of the season got to do have an exclusive negotiating window. Went thanks for the college and they've exclusive negotiating window with Lester. After the season is over and that it's free agency. But you know in my mind even if the Red Sox were come back with a big number in the fall. But it even gets to. Reagents even gets to the point were other teams are our ticketing contracts are offers a Lester you're probably spending more than what you have spent. It just get the deal done now. You just avoid any possibility any any chance did you rate in the another team another suitor and unlike David Ortiz we can't you know we had a debate about Ortiz is going to be even a market that is. And I thought maybe lot of people but absolutely now. That's fine with Lester there's no debate right. I mean when I can debate the fact that it thirty year old going on 31 year old lefty it's starting pitcher with a great post season track records that market. We know that that's the case there's going to be money thrown at this. So you have the opportunity. To not only negotiate exclusively with him up or you even touch or even Free agency. It to get an offer on the table to sign this guy if they're not able losing the player beat. I signing into a deal that maybe goes outside their comfort zone because now they worry about free agency not to worry about other offers them. You could have made a better fate in my mind decide than these reported figures in at these numbers are right you know he's not taking. It's an it's designed to be refused to keep brought out their deceit it's a hit proper. I don't think organ necessarily buy that I think that this mark baseball banner that. That they and as long as you're in line with keeping Lester some cables don't want that at any high price and that's fine that's your opinion I disagree by. It any band that wants Jon Lester back is valued at his team. It and understand just what the market is looking for the seventy's at It's an insult. Text messages committed 37937. AT&T like. Texas is Red Sox have too many pitches in the system they had the upper hand. Now that it's does its thing is too many pitchers in this is have a lot of starting pitching depth they have a lot of potential. As allowed by hope and is better than Jon Lester obese Kerr shot why not. But you know what you have in Jon Lester. You don't know what you have yet Henry and that goes to my point of if you're gonna have some of these cost control pre arbitration arbitration guys up. Lester got the money to do. He could have a a lot of money coming off the books over the next read of where years. Yet a pitcher John Lackey threw for 500000 dollars on next season. In NA and it not a salary cap sport but it sport I care about a 189 million dollar luxury tax threshold for the at least they're from last. I that to take three years the market's already at five to six. years as Lester won't get 140 on the open market I disagree I think he will. I the Texas is give Lester one of these two deals. Or for a hundred or seven and 12611. if the offer candidate for for a hundred then I would say you know the Sox made an effort. They made shots try to sign him and take battled down discounted terms of the year when it for par seventy it. and a few text is going back to a couple calls as a wide world Lester take three year deal and a trial period. We can get five years guaranteed and I completely agree this is an interesting text here get this one before the break. I you know I'm not entirely sure why everyone has the phrase 110 for five I should get it done because he had no idea. What will get it done in theory. Yet that would be a hometown discount. 111 for five years an option six and eight I have no way of knowing. Whether that would get it done so he's looking at 5110. I just keep coming back that number because I look at. What the market would probably and keep going back to guys like Cole Hamels you know reasonable comparable to last year's regular season numbers I see six. In 144. EC 23 and change per year so take roughly that average annual value. 43 in his case it's going to take a year back it five years old hometown discount. But he's not leaving and and the billions of dollars That's why I come back to that number I'll get it done I have no idea what I'd be willing to go to say. 150 over 520 million a year probably. Start pushing diablo or we'll talk. You see what the number but a number I have in mind. And a lot of people have in mind they think 22 million a year twenty to 22 million a year years and college day. Five years a 10210 million dollars 6177797937. The point though I had no idea we don't know. What gets I can tell you this though. Ward seven he doesn't get it on told you that before knowing. That that was the for the Jon Lester turned out we get back to your calls coming up next we'll talk war. A Red Sox get to the Bruins as well and what touch and the Celtics before the end of the show as well get to 4 o'clock Chris Blondie with Sports Radio. WE yeah.
Villani doesn't understand the Red Sox' approach to the negotiations with Jon Lester for an extension. Sure, you have to start somewhere, but their offer was so off base, it was almost insulting. He wonders if the Red Sox truly want Lester in the future and if they don't, WHY!?!
The Red Sox will have the proverbial log jam in the outfield when Shane Victorino returns - what should they do? Send Jackie Bradley back down, make a trade or something else...Butch and Buck discuss.
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It's time. In Boston Celtics basketball we've shown -- and Cedric Maxwell. Celtics' summer cooler air. Towards radio WEEI. Facilities that are still summer slam thing CM blogs -- music. Cult of personality. Expresses nobody thought of using that soon. We're certainly travel earlier in the of that flight so that it had in 2008 -- -- Texas triangle story on his film actually he has no the -- could. You often have to you know is lot of back to back games in the NBA Celtics play a lot of them this year you get into a city at 3 in the morning the Red Sox. And John -- going to the Doc Rivers card the sleep doctor. Is made an interesting decision about this weekend -- of this Celtics -- the Red Sox so the -- to play -- now we're back to the Red Sox it's all back to backs you're always going into the city. The Sunday game again tomorrow Fenway it was moved to tomorrow night to accommodate ESPN's Sunday night baseball game those gains and go -- the Red Sox play Monday night. In San Francisco. So instead of doing originally we were going to fly after the game and get the San Francisco five or 6 in the morning the Red Sox are going to fly now Monday. They just go right to the -- gonna fly 67 hours from Boston to San Francisco. -- at the ballpark that. That is backed them. Right coming up our second hour we're gonna talk tiny gold leave television voice for the nets and newest member of the Syracuse University hall of fame. He was inducted -- last night. We've got that Texas triangle feature for you that we promised the true story -- IMAX -- -- the ball. We've been talking a lot about the hot button issue of Larry Bird talked about some of those you know the big core issues that face the Celtics this year. Roster wise going and who's going to play who's not -- Morey calls while we have a chance. We're not we do not have a high percentage of readiness in terms of call on whether that's that's that's mine. That's might. Analysis of the -- which in Providence Europe. It. Wanna know why I went in there that could hurt this cloud deployment however it was. Honestly I gonna say yeah I don't know. I do and I -- don't I'll be able do this every -- It is it boggles the mind. What do Michael Holly's and my -- aux. But lonely guy has talent and how many years and have been doing this tournament or that anything to do this every single they -- -- There are people look at our jobs only -- constantly flying everywhere and every city in uniform morning and you know I I guess every job. Is grueling and it's on when it was getting open. Working nine to five stuff no matter what it's something about this particular thing. This is not much NN Rochester, New Hampshire industry -- -- please. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- In most are superior to Larry -- -- It's a toll W or are you might they might put me it took or -- and I would agree probably yeah. In my career in everything that -- BA -- this light maybe. But this may sound Larry Bird that's cryptic. -- our current well I mean I I agree. They jump the raffle and go on sometimes just gets to this thing we likes to keep Larry around but it. Now he can't and and here's to the two things about him. They go hand in hand in basketball history. And as two -- -- great -- who brought the league back but there at the same time two of the greatest players to be competitors against each other. Who didn't wanna see the lakers are vs the Celtics during the heyday of magic -- -- -- -- glass today and if I go to the phones right now and this next person isn't here I'm starting to blame him. That's fair though when I'm on the go I think it's reasonable to me every aspect -- out on somebody every par for the course you you do about that would look appealing. I've I've never once blamed glumly for anything and he wasn't completely respond. Went. I'm -- possible. Andre drive it around Sharon Sharon the tough place to work and get good coverage. Act like I don't know I. I'm suffering Celtics then. Am I I don't know why they would break up the celtics'. Ray part and I've got no lie because. It didn't expect to be. Time they -- that. You know that one on the top teams in the -- they were crude into the regular dude you're gonna close Eastern Conference finals. And that makes it. You know welcome well I just like to know. You know why in God's green. We -- and -- Well I. It's -- and -- agree because green you're the victim. All that he's a player what -- reached out a lot. Denny said this several times he talked about this and it was the fact that one he says. He would not have been able to use time Perkins to a long term deal. And he saw an opportunity to get younger and quicker added another position that was going to help out pol. Yet I like to trade no I didn't. I liked the fact that -- you you said when you have a vehicle like that the things that she didn't that they're perk brought to the table. That nobody else has bought to the table. Was he was that police officer. If he'd kept control of that team emotionally. And what I mean by that is if Rondo got out alive. Her what's her -- when the call about Kevin Garnett told me he says you know what. Went out what's playing well he sipped her would jump in my chest that hit me and go on what what the hell you don't wouldn't you know it and in harsher terms and he said you know what man I respected that and I didn't take a -- seven. And I got it going so I think you lost a huge part when you lost perk not necessarily his talent. Because he's -- did something -- team defensively but he was the heart and soul of what -- think this team was the motion. He also he was going through injuries at that time if you look at quite some bit of history of big body scanners would knee injuries tend to go downhill pretty -- point 78 games last year for Oklahoma City but he's not. He hasn't played a ton he is a bigger factor in the locker room you know -- -- going on the contract issue was certainly there. There are the facts of it are quite simply. If you look at this run he's related a six year run for the Celtics there are two. Dividing points that are so crystal clear in three stages. The first obviously is Kevin Garnett injury the first two years before that. I haven't from the Celtics or something like. 110. And 23 good. A 13140. Game run as any team has ever had in NBA history after the -- an injury up until the -- straight. You had a really good team. Out of 5658. Win kind of team was winning pretty much two out of every three games -- the run to the finals in 2010. But the reality is set to orchestrate the Celtics have been India 45 when scene we just don't know what it would have been. With Kendrick Perkins and I think the second half of last year you started to see what Danny sees. In Jeff Green and the possibility -- Danny's got the toughest gig. There is he had he doesn't get to be sent them isn't it the -- why break -- -- he's he's the one is on the other side to go the other. Honestly I'd love how you bought -- you just talk Microsoft they hear about well this show. Was supposed to be about the present itself. How you gravitated and switch it around and bought it back. Boys are different up full circle this is both this but he does please gentlemen all circle. We doing it again starting October 7 Josh in Fall River you're next. -- and got the little guy was summoned them. A quarter liquor appoint a lot -- remarkable magic ball and on topic. And crying like in the -- acting the part trade was. -- it was a good trade. I mean but now we have Jeff Green book I think we will won another championship at them. -- -- a reason why all the I was watching some classic and the -- In all the gains that fortunately is it seems like he's calmer magic. Yacht should argue that the -- off on the Levin should would is that it lacks. Yeah a lot right because and that it when he was hit back at that time magic was not a good shooter now he became a much better shooter. It's his career -- but later on in his -- he became very very reliable outside jump shooter but initially when he get the Leahy. If his Forte if his is Achilles heel. Would have been the fact that he was not a real good jump -- so you would -- lay off of them and try to make him do other things. That's what I was watching and -- and you know only 35 are little more than a little later on and when he was kind of a decent shooter walked in the all the gains some like. -- -- Well let me let me ask you question if you use and you watch things that you haven't watched that. The game that he had against Philadelphia we had the triple double -- played -- -- per plate propositions. So apparently there -- let them shoot the next game. Now what you explained senator Colin political. Army played all -- all he bought the ball up people late Powell for what I mean he did everything but sell popcorn that day. I'm Leo my -- bar words into the Jeff Green trade is the Celtics also got you got to remember this Celtics also got a first round pick. As part of that whole deal. You know it -- -- -- Not good. Even in Natick Euronext until the -- grew. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- have -- let's say that you and I tried it and rejected outlook on the topic that you're not optimal I think you're looking at. A twenty -- team in my or depending if -- comes back -- -- blow the doors off after what he can he then. -- and it they have you at ease him back on developed to be looked at ought to be bad at 220 yeah. I don't see if you look at what their problems were last year they didn't. We got the ball well offensively Ricky absolutely not and it on the hot seat in having an effect. I'm not -- well -- wait -- back up. Here's the thing that your not taken consideration to be talked about rebounding. -- right now didn't play for most of last season so he he was a key rebounding so let's back off but that went about rebound the basketball. Yeah and and but we're just gonna be different though actually got to -- a met in order -- rebound at all so. When you had Garnett -- Perry could double -- now in the paint you're gonna see a lot of those real frustrating EE lamp that we thought. From 2042000. Haven't. Where -- it makes you wonder how it Q I don't think that you don't let that he -- So he's got eight. -- even though challenger will be back in. While the defensively to -- -- going to be matched that price going to be twentieth in the -- if not worse terms of the total. And -- and may -- -- pick up a little bit but it it's still going to be figured out it would appoint the. But that they was think you're making making reference to him if you Lowell look if you lose one the greatest defense of players of all time. -- I -- you are there is -- to be age drop off I don't think anybody has -- a question that. What you'll do from your point guard position this Kelly Olympic ready for is gonna be a lot of questions that have to be answered even in that this is -- left immediately. If you and by the way if you think you don't have a defense of coach coming in look at the historic years that Butler has had Brad Stevens. Is the defense of orient coats Tina -- there at the championship game in the NCAA's held everybody under sixty points he built. The entire what he did about which is virtually unprecedented for a mid major. He did based on defense that does the of course I -- Rick Pitino with the defense to coach. Reflections. Tracker -- Kevin and we feel they're next on Celtics on the girl's. It was thought let's go to guys on him. You remember Doc Rivers said that that's starting five of -- pierce Garnett and Rondo and you know -- that I could never lost a series. You can get Kendrick Perkins didn't go down in game six -- they would and that theory -- you think yeah they don't trade him they possibly win another title. My opinion I mean it's not something that you can say so here. Court with that McCain that you're talking about. Let's see how perk would've affected. Almost immediately re because we talk about rebound the basketball the lakers had 22 up it's a rebounds in -- -- More officer rebounds in the first play of the game you Colin and Boris you know sold with perk have -- -- yeah but I think. I think into the day. The lakers were a better team and the reason wise because Kevin Garnett was maybe. -- say forty or 50% of himself. And I think they'll another reason. And byways and it's a very popular argument the rebounding book where the -- the Celtics got trashed in the glass in game seven in the first half they had a thirteen point lead. In the third in the third quarter there are a lot of elements Rondo wasn't great. In the second half there are a lot of different things that you know that -- -- -- I was one game what Dudley was telling me that I was going back and you know with a microphone and I was you claimed that I blame him for things -- -- -- blamed for the loss of operatives right now chilled crowd traveled with -- -- and get their hands I don't get him to know what happened to the back -- before you tell a story there at the back story is quite simply this. He was preparing Max. For the post game celebration why was he doing. Because two years earlier there was no preparation for post game celebration which is why -- and that -- the ball bull look at that story. And you blame him because he was he was sort jinxed again as the -- not discipline not sort of shot. Yeah and lead -- -- now you're getting buried yet telling me. Okay this is what you gonna do Republican at the school or go from thirteen to its wail of the team -- he's telling me. You know about equal to the back -- public. The hook shot up you should chill out -- Dexter sang -- people you can always compare the self esteem coming up to this year's Red Sox team -- -- good but it's worked out really well there are some differences -- of the Yugoslav in this. That is an extraordinarily. Optimistic comparison because what the Red Sox did you don't know what's fair about it is that there are. Veterans here your wallet is Chris Humphries but I think you know the Red Sox. Had an opportunity to get their locker room was these clubhouse he's an alignment terminology going back and forth this summer sometimes gets confused clubhouse was a disaster. In 2012. Josh Beckett and injuring Gonzales -- You got solid stable veterans at John Lackey back pitching well it to me it's extremely optimistic to look at the Celtics. And that really is because -- think if you want to do that it would compared to you have to take the laser show well. And you have to take big poppy and now you start from there yeah that would be. That the same thing by not having Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett so that that comparison doesn't. Doesn't really hold water. Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. Are now members of the Brooklyn nets and their games will be called by one of the best in the business his name is iron eagle and we'll talk about the nets with him next on celtics' summer -- -- I. -- no -- Boston Celtic. From Brooklyn that. You know that's what it is right now means business. When we all have to move it move more than. -- they're trying to create some kind of legacy your record. At the. Vince do theoretically you're gonna have a new place of the summer cruel or continues Paul Pierce and his debut news conference as a member of the Brooklyn nets. His games will now be called by a good friend of ours and heard LeBron James a story about him getting a police escort. The -- easy constant last night. I -- probably also got to please escort last night news he was inducted into the WA ER the hall of -- Syracuse radio. That right. -- all right now tell me something is Bob Costas in the hall of fame. No. No is Mike to Rico in this 00. I think it is over now you know. And yet I an eagle joining Hank Greenwald legendary. Broadcaster was yankees -- -- -- mosques or did Phillies -- lazier and Ted Koppel. And now I neagle is the fourth member of that group. -- Possibly stay the beauty of it is a million dollars banquets of last night prepared so anyway anyway we will put that it was it was gonna work out. And -- a's got the jets jaguars team tonight which if you have Time Warner Cable in New York -- Nazi. It's. It's. After the game for all the at Time Warner Cable subscribers I will be doing a re creation that's. On 42 street and fifth. Mean you can all right does gather around like the old days they used to move like the pigs around the deal based -- games or whatever that's elegant -- pre season games that I that. You know you're DON. A million different things -- FL season for you in those those that do different sports we approach things differently but have you spent any time thinking about. What this is gonna be kind of cool doing minutes. Yeah a lot of time it could be my twentieth here with the nets and which is a big round number to begin where it. And the fact that there's been so much activity this summer has kept me. Close to the team the press conference displayed a portion of the from Paul Pierce. We at a press conference. Announcing the hiring of Jason Kidd. We did a large sessions -- -- it and -- -- -- Sponsor choked -- -- submit an appearance so. I've been involved with the team and obviously you guys know when. When you know going into this season that you're working with a team it's going to be competitive the juices start flowing and the excitement level is is very the anticipation level was very -- as well. Well I think if you look at the united team if you say you talk about Garnett and -- What I see what they have is that they're not two guys who point to carry a team but they are great. Puzzle pieces -- -- to help a team gets that much rather right now that is already pretty go with a talent left. Yet everything back guys so that Chicago's here is that first round series that they were two things that were clearly missing from the net they -- it was seventh game. And they get pushed around in their own building by joking -- on Carlos Boozer and Nate Robinson. So the two things that stood -- really black leadership and that's unfortunate but you're never quite know until you're in those moments. Whether it was Darrent Williams Joseph Johnson Brook Lopez. They just weren't able to pull that team across the finish line. And then a lack of toughness. That's that's one thing that I know the current upper management that nets felt they had to address they needed some players with an edge. And they get you know you've got better than anybody what Kevin Garnett brings to a lot of what he brings to team chemistry. And what he goes to the other players on that roster the fact that Brook Lopez now on a daily basis is gonna hear from Kevin Garnett. And not just hear from hear my thoughts I mean here from Ian is here pushing him. Cajoling him doing everything possible to get the most out of him. Paul -- -- league games someone you can depend on someone. Who has been through it Jason Terry lacking here did not have a great -- embossed -- now reunited with kids so. They really did address with people were clear voice on the team in one -- -- Our buddy nine eagle joining us on celtics' summer cooler use talked about spending time with with Jason -- doing some stuff over the summer this is. On -- all about pierce and Garnett being -- how the nets are gonna become sort of the second team for Celtic fans if the Celtics -- -- -- as competitive -- -- think they won't be -- clearly it happened because the enemy -- -- and amusement and and people here in Miami when -- don't wanna -- New York went. The Jason Kidd component. It's fascinating to me being around him. The coast -- since he's going to be. It's funny when he was playing with funny ha ha ha he felt funny you're funny. In a way because I never would've predicted. I didn't think the chasing it wondered via coach I'll be the first to admit that he didn't strike me as the type that was building toward that. If anything -- saw it may be on the inside personal side. More of a quiet behind the scenes type of presence to a team. But something happened on his way to which championship and maybe it was in recognizing that it was not going to be able to do this forever. A lot of the things that happened behind the scenes that didn't happen -- fraud. I -- mentoring younger players here and really bonding with coaches and finding common ground. I think that evolved over time it's not like he came into the league in that way he was focused on helping a lot. But over the last. War the five years of his career I think his priorities shifted a bit and his love of the game story coming out in the different forms. And I believe that employees -- coach now that's also was the perfect storm guys he's not going to be the head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves. He's not going to be echoed that of the Sacramento case. He's going to be as coach of the team that. That he was the savior for a team that is looking to make a splash in the New York market looking to compete with the next. -- perfectly opportunity. And his availability. And I think he's going about this the right -- got the right mindset and he also as a staff that that's gonna help him alone you guys know portrayed as well as anybody. He's so -- -- he's so passionate and it just was the perfect sense. -- Telus and this is that since the Celtics show tell us something about. Brooks and you know Wallace that fans would want to know who or Boston Celtics fans who -- -- -- -- here. Did you. Displays ridiculously court on every single play when he came to the net the Pryor's season. Right before that the trade deadline after the nets were unable to pull the trigger on the Dwight Howard deal and Billy King made the deal with Portland to bring over Gerald lawless he was. A breath of fresh air that is. Approach. The fact that it's just never stops for him as Boston fans are going to be impressed with his motor. The skill level the -- last year that was the one concern that it's just out of nowhere. Lost -- outside job losses ability. The finish around the rim and rediscovered a bit. During that Chicago's -- Marshall Brooks. Extremely talented offensive player I think the question would -- on were based on maturity were based on. Whether or not he could -- his position he he could score but -- give up more than he scored. And -- fit into the team concept was he just strictly an isolation players those questions are still out there and I Chris Humphries. Who obviously got a reputation based on his reality shows status but as a player. If you just look at the numbers when given the opportunity. Has done excellent work the issue was whether or not he can put up those numbers on a winning team and we know that's. Always the BB. Step in the NBA yet you put up numbers yet you get your free agent contract can you do it for a winner. And those questions haven't been answered yet as well. What's the what's the Marchand Brooks upside we see you know when you're young players command and people tend to look away those first couple years. And there's a real learning curve when players aren't what people think they can be immediately. The nice people kinda hang their handing get disappointed what's the -- Brooks upside what can he be. -- would be a double digit score fourteen to fifteen points per game I think ultimately he probably is a better. Player off the bench as part of your second unit may be gets a little more responsibility on that second unit. He still sees himself as the story player in this league and that. Where that. That fine line where coaches had to have to figure out. Where the player fit I think if everything breaks right and Marshal on his head on straight. And competes on the defense and and and as a team player on the opposite that he can be 1415. Point score a productive player in this sleek. But the nets the second best team any Sharon and. I think there are I think you throw in the Andrei Kirilenko signing which. Also attract. A number of their needs and his versatility the fact that I have a legitimate second unit and I think they're gonna be some Gregg Popovich moments this year guys they're gonna be time for Kevin Garnett just does not play. On certain games of second half of the back to back for accused in the -- and the fact the fact. When he does -- could be more in the 22 to 24 minute mold. Pierce they're gonna shorten his minutes as well so they're -- -- pick -- -- -- -- but they're -- do with -- purpose. I think yes on paper second best team in the Eastern Conference and I say that because you have to. You have to out of the champions in the two time defending champion Miami Heat are still the team to beat the nets. And they've got -- on -- Ross to compete with that type of team. Traffic back Joseph finals and 0203 has said. The nets have you been bumped from TV for national TV is that's God's gonna happen this year when he goes -- Happened. Yeah no I think it's very much an adjustment look at that schedule like what what happens we we don't -- the game. -- yeah there are a number of national TV appearances on AT&T which is great for the franchise like get it very positive but go on a personal level I wanna do as many games as possible he won't feel like you're part of it as much as you can. Very -- we haven't been off all right does -- -- scheduled -- came out -- assembly government could do on Thursday -- seem like playing -- there it's very bizarre -- he's gotten used to and by the way messed up the entire Indy schedule when the screen while he's backing is because Thursday at the exclusive. Announced very strange so when there are no there and Thursday. -- As of Thursday -- Thursday -- winter or. You know I totally with these you'd you'd join us last year very early in the season and to the point when you more tuchman patriots as -- -- Could win it all you thought through the best team in the AFC -- the post in the game you're deeply immersed in full on the jets game tonight what Shura which are patriots AFC look right now. You know my concerns there -- that roster. That the skill positions what receiver particular. I like him and bill. Respect him I'd -- I don't know if you can stay on the field though. A wall they found a replacement for Welker that relationship went south obviously everything that's gone on with. Would Aaron Hernandez and and the tragedy. In Connecticut and I. I just don't. I don't know if they can maintain this level -- to believe teams are catching up the best thing that's happened to New England is that. I don't think there is a dominant team in the ANC people -- Denver and rightfully so. I still don't think they're dominant -- so. Fact of the matter is that still the best team in their division and if you win your division that which you in a position to -- to maybe make some noise in the playoffs but we have to see. If this offense and can really. Get line with. With the names that they have and I know they've done it before so our daughter I'm completely off base on this but I think there are going to be some growing pains offensively just. In terms of dependability operating. That's our -- nine -- take some time out on the day of of the jets game on the night after he was inducted into often did you get any to get in like a watcher later anything come with this elephant there. Watch and know it was a plaque. That to beautiful black it's a very nice like. And a lot of forty. Hearty congratulations. And free -- Political accommodation. Impressive is always always been a hall of Famer in our book we'll see -- symbolic. They've got a one thing like good leads I know a little late to supporting on this but when I was at Syracuse and WA York. I want my classmates -- sports director when he was younger. -- -- Yup we'll see who was of really really good friend and mentor at Syracuse and I just wanna wish him all the best what a career he's put together and I don't know what the next chapter is going to be good so all the Bristol. It's been a Jason wolf love fest here and now you are now live now from a hall of fame as well this this is pretty impressive blow. A -- but again thanks -- and I was for a few minutes we'll season. I -- voice and that seem on CBS he's due to receive against the jets at three's doing tonight were joking because it's. Bizarre thing in new York city of Time Warner Cable. You can't get CBS of the battle between network and cable and obvious is one of these things you can imagine they get the football season. The real games is gonna go over here we have the watch the -- fail. CBS if you live in new York and an eagle we called Paul Pierce Kevin Garnett. For the nets this year we still out. -- the Texas triangles are real live in 2008 and when we return the first time on the year. WiMax and them getting the ball. After game six in 2000. And -- -- four point four to go in the final seconds. We'll take off the -- Two years but the game no. The the very definition OK so. -- -- While we wait to everyone knows that it. Max mention a couple of weeks ago today I was interested to see no attacks and you'll really interested in the hole and all I got the ball thing. I've had a take it off the broadcast you don't hear it when the Celtics brought you here Heidi EI all the time a year and -- of Asia and it. Back in the days of big show -- the -- lot. But there's a couple of elements there's a reason to -- it's like most things it's funny. How it happened five years ago you guys may or may not ha -- At the -- You like he does it ID law half funny ha ha. There was a woman who worked at at the station and -- Stafford and cable news late for Comcast whose name is Laura bank. And we ended up to an entire bit a round or bank hardest working woman showbiz this max's halting play we had meetings. Which -- meeting at the Celtics office in which Jason Wolfe was there we sat down the which the decision was made or was going to be our sideline reporter. For the entire playoff. We were gonna have somebody else. So that's when Max started doing it with we sort through all this stuff because we were told she was going to be joining broadcast. So funny is big show guys -- whole different way to win it again they were -- it's been understandable actually happening. Anyway it got -- so would you never silent Porter and that's the reason. With five minutes to go to CNBC game Max is that a sitting with me calling the game and as little baggy on the love poncho. I was out on the -- on the floor because we didn't have a silent reporter we were promised at that point. As many people's comments it over the years I didn't Paulus or -- because Uggla dealings make a lot of parents show he wasn't working with us that. We had somebody filling in for. And he left to microphone. During the final as you were waiting to go out on the court and would it was when that happened I -- But I didn't know if it was on the year. Sometimes there are things you hear in your headset that's somebody talking to you Lawrence Mike -- like the saints in Q. We never did in the moment as it was happening all I was thinking was maybe hopefully wasn't on the year -- just. Keep going and it wasn't until the next -- here Michael -- who shows next they talk about. -- there now. Art history. Ever told until now that the reason it -- is actually out there is because. Assignment reporter -- that Internet. Those -- with them today about disaster thing that while. If Shonn green -- if he embraces that. Only makes his call that much better. -- in the -- have you guys solves that you know they get excited. You know the great calls largest spontaneous. That is all I no problem I think great there was a major. You know they did how locals to -- think about that it was than normal ordinary that's -- there was an ordinary whenever caller was but yeah I did your thing -- made unique people could remember on the ball went up in the air. Out of 20000. People who were in the building them standing here listening to you. And the ball bounces 15. -- -- And lands right -- oranges like. I have to say some things like what what locals say at that point. -- make Davis that was it over and over again you really -- -- I Doug Mientkiewicz given that it's that I I didn't negotiate give the ball. Our earlier that season nine that magical season one of the great weeks of it was the Celtics. 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