Jason Whitlock is in for Colin:
The Irish Sun is reporting that the Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather have reached an agreement for their superfight that has been stuck in the rumor mill for the past year. UFC President Dana White has since denied the report.
If the fight does take place, Whitlock thinks Mayweather is guaranteed to win in a walk. In his opinion, McGregor will be completely outclassed in a boxing match, and the gap in skill levels will jump off the screen. It may be an entertaining event, but it won’t be much of a fight.
“Floyd is not going to lose a boxing match to Conor McGregor.”
Whitlock caught hell on social media yesterday for insinuating that LeBron James was athletically privileged because he won the genetic lottery, and his path to the NBA was all but guaranteed from a young age.
He pointed out that James was ushered into a coddled AAU life once he was identified as a basketball prodigy in 8th grade, and all but destined to succeed once basketball scouts and shoe companies viewed him as a generational talent.
Jason also pointed out that those insinuating that ‘The King’ didn’t know he was destined to make it at a young age might want to check the tattoo on his back. He knew, too. It was always a sure thing.
“He didn’t tattoo ‘Hardest Working One’ on his back, he tattoed ‘Chosen’.”
Chris Broussard – FS1 NBA Insider is in-studio to discuss Kevin Love’s knee surgery; if the Cavs should trade for Carmelo Anthony now that love is out; why he disagrees with Whitlock that LeBron James is privileged; and why LeBron overcoming poverty is still impressive despite his physical gifts.
Eric Mangini – Former Jets and Browns Head Coach is in-studio to explain why he thinks Brady can play 5 more years; why he was able to eventually solve the Falcons defense in the fourth quarter; and what he suspects Bill Belichick’s position is on players not attending the White House.
Klay Thompson – Golden State Warriors All-Star Shooting Guard joins the show to talk about how this year’s Warriors team compares to last; Golden State’s leadership by committee approach; if a potential title would be less sweet if it wasn’t against the Cavs; and his pick for NBA MVP.