The three-ball NBA has extended LeBron’s prime
One of the biggest questions many are asking with LeBron heading to the Lakers is if he can continue to play at an MVP level, considering he’ll be an ancient 34 before next year’s All-Star break.
Colin thinks LeBron isn’t at his peak, but is just off his prime, and even though he has more minutes than anyone in the NBA, those minutes have become less damaging as the league has shifted from a physical league to a three-ball analytics driven one. Even at 34, the decreased wear and tear from the new NBA will allow him to play at a higher level for longer, which is good news for the Lakers.
Harbaugh may be weird, but he’s an elite coach
Jim Harbaugh is a little (a lot) crazy, but Colin thinks those suddenly claiming he can’t coach are clueless. Harbaugh took over a non-competitive mess from Brady Hoke and was two fluke plays away from 11 wins in his first two seasons in Ann Arbor. Even after an 8 win season, the program is still in far better shape than it was when he took over.
He also engineered quick turnarounds at Stanford and with the 49’ers, turning both from doormats to title contenders. It’s fair to say Harbaugh is a weird bird, but people claiming he should be fired are the real crazies.
Jim Jackson – FS1 NBA Analyst is in-studio on if the three-ball NBA will extend LeBron’s peak years.
Drew Brees – Saints QB joins the show to discuss expectations in New Orleans this season, how long he plans to play.
Bucky Brooks – NFL Analyst and former scout is in-studio talking training camps, and Khalil Mack and Aaron Donald contract standoffs.