Gottlieb in for Colin:
Colin is jumping the gun with his Ben Simmons conversion
Colin had a come to Jesus moment earlier this week when he proclaimed that Ben Simmons is poised to take over the mantle from LeBron as the the league’s next transcendent player. Gottlieb thinks Colin is way ahead of himself.
Doug thinks Simmons is a fantastic talent, and was unwavering in saying he was the best one and done ever coming out of college, but he thinks Joel Embiid has more star potential and is a more unique talent than Simmons. He’s also more marketable. Neither, at this point, however, are close to LeBron’s class.
Baker Mayfield tanking his Chargers interview is a red flag
Baker Mayfield recently admitted that he showed up to an interview with the Chargers and hadn’t spent much time studying their playbook ahead of time. Mayfield said that he was prioritizing learning playbooks based on teams picking higher in the draft, and because he has “a lot on his plate.”
Doug thinks tanking the interview is another red flag for Mayfield because it shows he just doesn’t get it. Even San Diego isn’t going to draft him, they can still tell other teams that might that he was unprofessional and immature. The circle of NFL execs is a small one and they talk often. It’s just common sense.
– Building around LeBron is more hassle than it’s worth for most teams
Keith Pompey – Sixers beat writer joins the show to explain why Philly is clicking; the lethal cobo of Embiid and Simmons; and if this team is ready for The Finals.
Sam Amick – Yahoo! Sports NBA writer joins the show to talk playoffs and why the Sixers might be ready to win the East now.
Brady Quinn – FS1 College Football Analyst is in-studio discussing his pre-draft experience and the best fits for each of the top QB’s.
Patrick Beverley – Clippers Guard joins the show to discuss his path to the NBA and his on-court rivalry with Russell Westbrook.