No one really wants to play with Melo
Carmelo Anthony and the Thunder are parting ways, and recent rumors say the Rockets have expressed interest and floated the possibility of joining LeBron with the Lakers. Colin thinks the rumors sound like they’re coming from Melo’s camp to drum up interest because all of his “friends” have passed on every chance to join up with him.
At this point, Melo’s offensive skills are eroding and don’t fit what the NBA’s become. Actions speak louder than words and the actions of CP3 and LeBron are they don’t want to play with him.
Vikings will take a step back
Every year in the NFL, teams that missed out on the playoffs turn it around, and teams that seem like world beaters end up flaming out. This year, the consensus opinion is that the Vikings follow up last year’s Minnesota Miracle of a season with another deep playoff run, but Colin thinks they’re headed for a significant step back.
Last year, they took advantage of an Aaron Rodgers-less Packers twice last year in division, were largely unscathed by the injury bug on defense, and benefited from the luckiest play in NFL history to win a game they lose 99 times out of 100 to get to the NFC Championship.
This year Rodgers is back, offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur is in New York, and the NFL law of averages on injuries always regresses back to the mean. Minnesota will be closer to .500 than repeating their 13-3 record form a season ago.
– Kawhi done being overshadowed by Pop’s system
– Kyrie hasn’t done anything without LeBron
Chris Broussard – FS1 NBA Insider is in-studio to defend Kyrie against Colin’s attacks that he’s a flake; and why this season is make or break given Kyrie’s injury history.
Mark Medina – San Jose Mercury News Warriors Beat Writer joins the show to give the Warriors reasons for signing Boogie Cousins; and how the Warriors are reacting to LeBron signing with the Lakers.
T.J. Houshmandzadeh – Former All-Pro Wide Receiver is in-studio on the mentality young QB’s need to succeed; why wide receiver is the most under-coached position in the NFL; and some horror stories about what the Bengals were like before Marvin Lewis arrived.