Brad Stevens is the NBA’s Belichick
After advancing to the second round of the NBA Playoffs without their two best players, the Celtics blitzed the surging Sixers. 117-101, in Game 1 of their second round matchup while also missing Jaylen Brown.
Colin thinks this Celtics playoff run, regardless of when it ends, is definitive proof that Brad Stevens is the best coach in the NBA. He’s separated himself from the pack, much like his crosstown NFL counterpart Bill Belichick.
Russell Westbrook hurt his brand with his playoff performance
Russell Westbrook slowly was unhinged during the Thunder’s first round playoff series against Utah, and completely melted down in Utah’s Game 6 series clinching win.
Colin thinks Westbrook hurt his brand as one of the top players in the league with his disappointing performance. Not only did he shoot the Thunder out of the series, he lacked composure and maturity, and even got into it with a Utah heckler after being eliminated. He was thoroughly outplayed by Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell, who already plays and acts like a franchise player.
At 30, Westbrook only has 3-4 more peak physical years, and doesn’t have a jumper to fall back on when his athleticism disappears. And Paul George is set to become the latest in a list of co-stars to bail on him because he’s impossible to play with. Westbrook fans love to make excuses for him, but this is all on him.
– Not convinced the Patriots were going to trade up for Mayfield
Chris Broussard – FS1 NBA Insider is in-studio talking Celtics/Sixers Game 1, and why the Sixers will be better than the Celtics over the long term.
Peter King – Founder and Editor-in-Chief joins the show to explain why the Browns picked Baker Mayfield first overall, and why Mayfield’s downfield accuracy is far better than the rest of the QB’s in the class.
Jim Jackson – FS1 NBA Analyst and long time NBA veteran is in-studio explaining why Boston will be the top team in the East in the future, and why LeBron’s game fit better in the 90’s than Jordan’s would today.