LeBron and the Cavs will be fine, just like every other year
The Cavs were run off the court in a 34-point blowout against the Raptors. Things got ugly, and even featured LeBron James yelling at teammates during a timeout. It was Cleveland’s second loss by 25 or more points, and this morning some critics were already out burying LeBron’s chances in the playoffs with this roster.
Colin isn’t panicked over the loss, and thinks the meltdown has zero long-term impact on the playoff picture. January struggles are nothing new to LeBron teams, and it’s typically the time where he teaches lessons to teammates and the organization. But every year, for the last seven years, James ends up in the Finals.
Le’Veon Bell retirement talk is a product of the Steelers undisciplined culture
Colin has said on many occasions that the Steelers are one of the top NFL franchises, but they always seem to be dealing with a lack of discipline and outside distractions. Right on cue, before this weekend’s playoff game against Jacksonville, star running back has made news by saying he would retire rather than play under the franchise tag.
Colin doesn’t have a problem with players playing hardball in negotiations, but Bell’s timing in addressing the subject before a playoff game is the latest example of a lack of organizational discipline leading to a distraction.
Doug Gottlieb – FS1 Analyst and host of The Doug Gottlieb Show is in-studio talking AFC/NFC Playoffs; Lonzo’s recent improvement; and if the Cavs meltdown matters.
Ray Lewis – FS1 Analyst and former All-Pro linebacker is in-studio talking Le’Veon Bell’s contract comments; and how he used to approach playing Tom Brady.
Chris Mannix – Senior Writer at The Vertical is in-studio talking Cavs’ problems; and why they need to trade for DeAndre Jordan.
Rob Parker – FS1 Analyst is in-studio talking NFL Playoffs; why the Lakers should still move Lonzo; and becoming a college professor.