LeBron James and Steph Curry are the only superstars in the NBA
John Wall froze in the fourth quarter of Game 7 against the Celtics, and kicked away his chance to elevate himself into the elite echelon of NBA stars by winning a second round playoff series. Colin has had it with the NBA media trying to push Wall and other really good players as superstar caliber.
He thinks there are only two legitimate superstars in the NBA, LeBron and Steph Curry, everyone else at least a step below. It’s nothing against John Wall, he’s amazing, but the same thing happened last night that happened to Westbrook and Harden. He was shot when his team needed him most at the end of a playoff series.
“Stop trying to engineer superstars. Enjoy the ones you have.”
The Lakers are in deep trouble if they don’t get a Top 3 pick
The NBA Draft Lottery is tonight, and Colin explained why if the Lakers don’t land a Top 3 pick, it would be another devastating set back for an organization that’s been spinning their wheels to escape from irrelevancy for the past 4 years.
With a 46.9% chance of landing a protected Top 3 pick, the odds don’t warrant the level of optimism currently circulating in L.A. In Colin’s opinion, if the ping pong balls don’t bounce their way and they lose their pick to Philly, it’s going to crush any chances they have to fast track their way out of the NBA basement.
Even if they land the Top 3 pick and select Lonzo Ball, it’s not going to turnaround overnight.
“The most likely scenario: they are doomed.”
Doug Gottlieb – FS1 Basketball Analyst is in-studio to explain why he doesn’t think Zaza Pachulia is a dirty player; if he thinks John Wall was shot at the end of Game 7; why he thinks Lonzo Ball will succeed in the NBA.
Rob Parker – FS1 Analyst joins the show to explain why he doesn’t think Brady plays until he’s 45; why LeBron’s Finals losses matter; and why he doesn’t think LeBron can eclipse MJ.
Brian Scalabrine – NBA Champion with the Boston Celtics joins the show to discuss the NBA Draft Lottery; why the Celtics aren’t close to winning a title; and his opinion on Zaza Pazhulia.
Mike Bresnahan – Lakers Analyst is in-studio to talk NBA Draft Lottery; if the Lakers would take Lonzo Ball if they got the #1 pick; his take on the Lakers front office transition; and what role Kobe will play.