Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) in for Colin:
This LeBron is different. That’s scary for the NBA.
After an uneven regular season, the Cavs are 8-0 after sweeping the Raptors in their second round series, and, at 32, LeBron James has been as dominant as ever.
Today, Doug pointed out that the difference between LeBron and every other NBA player is how easy the game seems for him, even in the playoffs.
He thinks LeBron winning his first title in Cleveland last year has been the catalyst to make him more dominant than ever. This LeBron is different. That’s scary for the NBA.
“This is not the same LeBron we saw last year.”
Dak and the Cowboys could take a step back in year two
Dak Prescott began last year as an undrafted rookie and torched the NFL. He’ll enter this year as a face of the NFL.
This year, most people, including Dak Prescott, think Dallas should be considerably better than last year. Doug pointed out that even though year one has Dallas thinking Super Bowl, year two comes with a number of challenges that could result in a step back for Dak and the Cowboys.
Dak is no longer an unknown, and this year he enters the year with the massive expectation that he will meet or exceed last year’s performance. They also have one of the most difficult schedules in the NFL. The Cowboys are set up to make a run for years to come, but it may not be as easy as everyone thinks in year two.
Chris Broussard – FS1 NBA Insider is in-studio to talk to LeBron’s playoff dominance; if the Cavs can beat the Warriors; and his pick in the Rockets/Spurs series.
Jay Cutler – Former Bears quarterback and new Fox NFL analyst is in-studio to discuss walking away from football for broadcasting; and if he could envision himself coming back under the right circumstances.
LaVar Ball – Father of Lonzo Ball joins the show to discuss the $500 Zo2; how he arrived at the price; sales so far; and if he will step back once Lonzo is in the NBA.
Caron Butler – 14-year NBA veteran is in-studio to discuss the NBA Playoffs; his take on the Lonzo Ball $500 shoe; and if LaVar Ball’s comments could cause him problems in an NBA locker room.