“The Greek Freak” isn’t close to being the next LeBron
“The Greek Freak” Giannis Antetokounmpo is off to hot start and many in the NBA media are proclaiming he’s the next LeBron James. Colin thinks Antetokounmpo is an incredible talent, but he’ll never come close to being on James’ level.
After 4 years in the league, The Greek Freak hasn’t even won a playoff series in weak Eastern Conference, compared to James, who reached the Finals in his fourth year with barely any help around him in a significantly better Eastern Conference. When comparing marketability, it’s not even close to being close.
It’s not Antetokounmpo’s fault that he’s drawing these comparisons from a media obsessed with finding the “next” transcendent athlete, but comparing him to The King is ridiculous. There isn’t a “next” LeBron.
Kiko Alonso’s hit on Joe Flacco wasn’t dirty
Miami linebacker Kiko Alonso knocked Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco out of last night’s Thursday Night Football game with a brutal shot while Flacco was going to the ground on a run. Immediately, many called the hit a cheap shot, but Colin disagrees.
He thinks tall quarterbacks like Flacco are easy targets for defenders because they can’t get down and slide as quickly as shorter quarterbacks, and it’s impossible to ask a defender to pull off a tackle when they’re running full-speed to make a hit.
Quarterbacks that want protection should stay in the pocket, because once they start running, they’re swimming with the sharks, and asking for an injury.
Willie McGiniest – Super Bowl champion with the Patriots joins the show to explain why Kiko Alonso’s hit on Joe Flacco wasn’t dirty; if the Patriots can overcome the loss of Donta Hightower; and if Cam Newton lacks maturity.
Rob Parker – FS1 Analyst is in-studio to explain why analytics is ruining baseball; and his predictions for Dodgers/Astros Game 3.
Nick Swisher – FS1 MLB Analyst is in-studio to talk World Series; winning managers getting fired; and his love of Ohio State football.
Jim Jackson – FS1 NBA Analyst is in-studio discussing his early impressions of Lonzo Ball and the media anointing Giannis Antetokounmpo as the next LeBron.