LeBron to the Lakers would transcend sports
LeBron James’ latest free agency decision is unquestionably the biggest story of the NBA offseason, and one of the biggest sports stories of the year. While most free agency signings create buzz in the sports world, this is far bigger. Even the most anticipated free agent signings are still only NBA news, LeBron to the Lakers would generate international headlines.
The possibility of a marriage between the most famous professional athletes and one of the handful of iconic franchise brands is a story that’s bigger than the NBA, and transcends sports. There’s a reason it’s all anyone is talking about, everywhere.
NBA offseason is bigger than baseball’s regular season
The NBA season is over, but the league is still dominating headlines into the offseason thanks to offseason that has become increasingly compelling every year thanks to increased player movement.
While some fans long for the days when players stuck it out with one team, player mobility has made the offseason a dramatic roller coaster ride that sports fans are eating up. It’s become so big from an interest standpoint that it’s turned the once popular MLB regular season into an after thought. The NBA has never fully embraced the era of player mobility, but it should because it’s making the league more popular than ever.
– Kawhi Leonard making the right move by forcing his way to L.A.
Doug Gottlieb – FS1 Analyst and host of The Doug Gottlieb Show joins the show at the U.S. Open from Shinnecock to talk about Tiger collapsing on the first hole of the tournament.
Bill Plaschke – L.A. Times columnist joins the show to discuss the mood in L.A. in anticipation of LeBron’s decision, and his reaction to the news that Kawhi Leonard wants out of san Antonio
Albert Breer – Senior Writer at the MMQB joins the show to talk Gronk trade reports, and if there will be more drama to come.
Shams Charania – Yahoo! NBA Insider joins the show to discuss the latest buzz surrounding Kawhi Leonard’s reported demand for a trade.