Jason Whitlock is in for Colin:
The Cowboys are the best fit for Colin Kaepernick
Last week it appeared that Colin Kaepernick was closing in on a deal with the Seahawks, but Pete Carroll decided to pass on Kaepernick in favor of back up Austin Davis. Many thought Seattle would be the perfect landing spot for Kaepernick. It’s a socially progressive city that largely embraces his social causes, and the Seattle locker room would absorb any extra attention Kaepernick might bring without much of an issue.
Whitlock disagrees. He thinks Kaepernick would be a bad fit for the Seahawks that could unnecessarily undermine starter Russell Wilson. He also thinks that Kaepernick living in another socially progressive bubble would continue to draw Kaepernick’s focus away from football.
The answer according to Jason? Jerry’s World and the Dallas Cowboys. Even though Jerry is cast the hard-right southern owner, controversy and attention are what he does best. Extra microphones at the Cowboys facility has never been viewed as a bad thing. Also, from a football perspective, Kaepernick would be the perfect quarterback to keep the Cowboys offense running if Prescott were to go down. He’s also no threat to undermine Dak Presccott, who has the entire locker room firmly behind him.
LeBron James has faded in the fourth quarter of The Finals
The Cavs are attempting to avoid a sweep at the hands of the Warriors, and even though they trail 3-0, LeBron James is having a better statistical Finals than he did last year.
It’s impossible to detect inefficiencies in LeBron’s performance from his stat line, but Whitlock thinks it’s clear that James hasn’t been able to close out games in the fourth because he’s completely gassed. In Game 3, James made several questionable decisions down the stretch and was stripped by Andre Iguodala as karmic repayment for his chasedown block in Game 7 last year.
Even though the Cavs need LeBron to carry an unreasonably disproportionate burden of the offensive load, Whitlock thinks James needs to figure out how to pace himself, especially as he ages, so he isn’t shot when the game is on the line.
Critics are terrified to criticize LeBron, but Whitlock thinks it’s obvious he hasn’t had it in crunch time in these Finals
Stephen Jackson – 17-year NBA veteran and NBA Champion joins the show from the Finals to explain why LeBron is doing all he can do and doesn’t deserve blame for the Cavs losing. He also discusses how the Cavs can upgrade their roster next year to compete for the Warriors.
Clay Travis – Founder of Outkick the Coverage and host of Outkick the Show joins the show to discuss Bob Stoops stepping down at Oklahoma; why history says the program will regress after he leaves; and his take on the LeBron James graffiti incident.
Rashad McCants – NBA Veteran and Big 3 league player is in-studio to talk NBA Finals; what he expects from the Big 3 Basketball League; and if his NBA career was negatively affected by dating Khloe Kardashian.