The NBA doesn’t need LeBron to carry the league anymore
LeBron has carried the NBA for over a decade, and – as you may have noticed – Colin has been one of his most vocal supporters. Even though Colin still thinks LeBron is still incredible, he has come to the conclusion that the NBA has finally reached a point where it can thrive without him.
The Cavs will trail the Pacers 1-0 in their first round series, but even if they come back and win, they have no shot at the title. They may not even win the East. After 7 straight trips to Finals, this year just feels different.
The Patriots are Brady’s team now, not Belichick’s
After news last week that Tom Brady wouldn’t attend the Patriots offseason workouts, another report from today said Brady was in the process of deciding if he will return to play in 2018 or retire. Colin doesn’t think there’s a real chance Brady retires, he does think the leaked reports are sending a message to Bill Belichick.
Brady has been a good soldier and subordinate to Belichick for his entire career, but he’s not afraid of Bill anymore. After Belichick’s questionable decision to bench Malcolm Butler in the Super Bowl, he’s no longer the leader of the franchise. It’s Brady’s team now, and Brady is taking every opportunity to let him know it.
– Cowboys will win the NFC East
– Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay is like The Truman Show
Nick Wright – Host of First Thing’s First joins the show to push back on Colin for doubting LeBron and explain why Colin is way too bullish on Ben Simmons.
Richard Jefferson – 16-year NBA veteran and NBA champ with the Cavs is in-studio talking LeBron; if this Cavs roster is good enough to win in the playoffs; and why Ben Simmons free throw shooting is a huge liability
Trent Dilfer and John Brenkus – Hosts of Soul and Science discuss their new project studying the tangible and intangible aspects of this year’s QB prospects; why Josh Rosen needs to be challenged.