LeBron is the ‘cool uncle’ of the NBA
LeBron and Lonzo Ball met for the first time last night, with the Cavs coming out with a comfortable win. After the game LeBron made news by pulling Lonzo aside for a secret mentoring conversation that was made more mysterious by James covering his mouth like a wiseguy trying to avoid surveillance.
Colin thinks LeBron is similar to a ‘cool uncle’ because he is seen as a mentor to young players, but has no interest in joining forces with them and dealing with raising them on a daily basis. He’d rather drop some occasional wisdom and hit the road, so he can go win titles with veterans. Ask Andrew Wiggins.
New England will continue to own Pittsburgh on Sunday
The Steelers and Patriots are facing off in what many expect will be a preview of the AFC Championship Game, and many think this might be the year the Steelers end the Patriots’ recent dominance over them. Not Colin.
He thinks New England wins because of four main factors: 1.) Brady has dominated Pittsburgh with a 10-2 record, including three AFC title game wins; 2.) New England is always dangerous off a loss; 3.) The Steeler D has been gashed since losing Ryan Shazier; and 4.) Belichick has the clear advantage over Mike Tomlin.
The public is split on this game, Colin thinks it’s pretty clear.
Nick Wright – Host of First Thing’s First joins the show to talk LeBron and Lonzo; why LeBron is having the best year of his career; and his take on Patriots/Steelers.
Mark Schlereth – FS1 NFL Analyst is in-studio to explain why he likes Jimmy G; why he thinks the Patriots have an advantage over the Steelers; and his thoughts on Aaron Rodgers comeback.
Chris Broussard – FS1 NBA Analyst is in-studio talking LeBron and Lonzo; why the Thunder need to trade Paul George; and the ceiling for the young Laker talent.
Rob Parker – FS1 Analyst is in-studio talking Steelers/Pats, and why the Patriots legacy is permanently tainted from their scandals.