LeBron calling out teammates is what leaders do
LeBron James and Tristan Thompson got into a shouting match during a timeout last night. LeBron apologized after the game, but Colin doesn’t have a problem with it.
It drives Colin crazy when stars like Andrew Luck go out of their way to avoid laying into teammates who aren’t doing their job. Most of the all-time greats across sports, from MJ, to Kobe, to Tom Brady have all laid into their teammates. Jordan even punched people in practice.
“Leadership is what LeBron James did yesterday. Got in a guy’s face.”
Zags over the Tar Heels in a close one
UNC faces off against Gonzaga for the national title tonight. It’s a matchup between a traditional power school and a former Cinderella turned perennial juggernaut. Carolina enters the game as a 1.5 point favorite.
Colin is taking the Zags in a close one, even though he likes the Bulldogs’ personnel better than the Tar Heels’, he likes Carolina’s big game experience, including having played in the last year’s title game against Villanova.
All signs point to a close game late, with both teams having a chance to win. This year in sports has been the year of the blown lead. Don’t be surprised if one team coughs up a lead late.
“We’re gonna have an all-timer tonight.”
NBA ratings are down and college basketball ratings are through the roof
The NBA ratings are down as it nears the end of a lackluster regular season, and NCAA Tournament ratings are through the roof. Colin thinks the NBA has struggled because it’s top heavy and has become overly political in an extremely polarized society.
While the quality of college basketball isn’t anywhere close to the NBA, but the tournament games matter, and the games are almost always close at the end. College basketball is just easier to embrace.
Metta World Peace – NBA veteran and world champ with the Lakers is in-studio discuss if LeBron went over the line by publicly calling out Tristan Thompson; if confrontations with teammates are okay; and why he thinks LaVar Ball could be an NBA coach.
Doug Gottlieb – Fox Sports Radio host and college basketball analyst joins the show to talk Zags/UNC title game matchup; why he thinks this Carolina team is their least talented Final Four team; and if a win tonight will be bigger for Mark Few or Roy Williams.
Andy Enfield – USC men’s basketball coach is in-studio talk about the Zags/USC title game; what he expects to see from both teams; what his tournament run at Florida Gulf Coast taught him about tournament pressure; and his title game pick.