Today, on the maiden voyage of “Speak for Yourself”, Jason and Colin embarked down a long, winding road of disagreement. Some of the topics the guys ran through today included:
- The Draymond Green suspension and the LeBron confrontation.
- NBA Finals – Game 5 predictions.
- LeBron’s legacy if he loses.
- Aaron Rodgers immunity from criticism.
Here’s a rundown of where they stood:
Should the Warriors show LeBron more respect?
Jason: “You don’t dance on LeBron James’ grave before he’s dead. ” Why shake a stick at LeBron? The arrogance is over the top.
Colin: The Warriors are cocky, and that’s what we love about them. They’re cocky. They agitate. Embrace the arrogance.
NBA Finals – Game 5 Predictions
Jason: The suburban kids, Golden State, are taking the city kids, the Cavs, to school. G-State wins.
Colin: “This avalanche is already down the hill.” Series is over tonight. 172-35 in 2 seasons. The most skilled offensive team ever. Appreciate history.
Did LeBron cross a line by stepping over Draymond Green?
Colin: LeBron had a sense of the moment and got under the skin of the emotional Draymond Green. It’s not over the line. Don’t get 5 flagrant fouls before that.
Jason: LeBron baited Draymond, and Draymond engaged. Predictable. Tip of the hat to LeBron.
What does a loss in the Finals tonight do to LeBron’s legacy?
Jason: Potentially the most damaging thing that will ever happen to LeBron’s legacy. His Game 4 performance was lackluster, to be kind. LeBron needs to show up after being called out by two generations of Thompsons and pine rider Mo Speights. After this year’s Finals performance, you can’t put him in the same conversation as Larry and Magic.
Colin: “You can never go home again.” LeBron came back to the team of his choosing, he just picked the wrong one to beat the Warriors. He left Miami so he didn’t have to hear “no” from Pat RIley. He has to have second thoughts about the move.
Does Aaron Rodgers get unfairly criticized?
Colin: Elite roster, elite GM, stable franchise, great offensive coach, weak division. Only one ring. He doesn’t have any recent deep playoff runs. Great quarterback, but It’s okay to point out that he under-performed last season, and his roster isn’t as bad as it’s been advertised.
Jason: Rodgers fans say he catches heat for things when Tom Brady gets a pass. He’s Tom Brady, you’re not. Shut up.
Do not shake this man’s hand! German men’s coach Joachim Löw got caught dipping into his lederhosen and sniffing his schnitzel sweat. Whitlock didn’t see what the uproar was all about.