NBA Daily Show: Jan. 10 - The Starters


  • Published on: 2019-01-10
  • J.E.: GOOD EVENING, SWEET WORLD. WELCOME TO "THE STARTERS." THAT IS THE AUSSIE LEIGH ELLIS. TREY: I AM HERE AT THE INTERNET LOOKING FOR YOUR BEST TWEETS. MEDITATION IS ALL THE RAGE THESE DAYS. IT MADE ITS WAY TO AN NBA BENCH. HIS TEAMMATES C.J. MCCOLLUM AND MOE HARKLESS DID THEIR BEST TO HELP THE YOUNGSTER FIND HIS INNER SMILE. THIS BRINGS US TO TODAY'S QUESTION. WHAT ARE SOME OTHER WAYS TO CHILL ON THE BENCH? HOW ABOUT TAKING A NAP? THAT IS WHAT CHRIS KAMAN DID A WHILE AGO. THE LAKERS HAD A LOT OF SPACE ON THEIR BENCH. ROCKING THE CORPSE POSE. A LOT OF SPACE TO RELAX. LET US KNOW SOME WAYS TO CHILL ON THE BENCH. J.E.: WE ARE GOING TO DISCUSS THE KINGS AND KNICKS TRADE RUMORS. WE HAVE ANOTHER EDITION OF THE MEME TEAM. TREY: ALL-STAR VOTING RETURNS CAME IN. WE HAVE SOME MOVEMENT OUT WEST AS PAUL GEORGE LEAPFROGGED TO JOIN THE FRONTCOURT. STEPHEN CURRY AND ROSE HELD DOWN THERE SPOTS AND THE BACKCOURT. KYRIE IRVING AND DWYANE WADE INCREASED THEIR LEAD. YOU HAVE TO FACTOR IN PLAYER AND COACH VOTING. TRUE OR FALSE, DWYANE WADE WILL START THE ALL-STAR GAME? TAS: FALSE. THERE IS NO WAY KEMBA IS GOING TO CATCH HIM. YOU FACTOR IN THE PLAYERS. VERY IMPORTANT. THE MEDIA, I THINK THEY WILL DO THEIR JOB. VOTING IS A PRIVILEGE. I THINK THEY ARE GOING TO DO THE MATH. THEY WILL PUT HIM DOWN THE LIST. PLAYERS AS WELL. I THINK THE ONLY WAY DWYANE WADE STARTS IS IF KEMBA WALKER SAYS, YOU ARE IN. DOING THE VINCE CARTER, MICHAEL JORDAN DANCE. LEIGH: KEMBA, IT IS NOT LIKE, DWYANE, IF HE GETS IN, HE WILL PLAY IN THE GAME. DWYANE WADE HAS SUCH RESPECT AMONGST THE PLAYERS. HE WILL DEFINITELY GET THAT VOTE. J.E.: THAT IS A POSSIBILITY. TAS: DO YOU THINK THEY WILL VOTE HIM ABOVE WALKER AND KYRIE IRVING? LEIGH: EVERYBODY WANTS TO GET WADE'S JERSEY THIS YEAR. HE IS A THREE-TIME CHAMP. THIS IS A NICE WAY TO SEND HIM OFF. THIS IS WHETHER OR NOT THE MEDIA WILL AGREE WITH THAT. WADE IS HAVING A DECENT SEASON FOR A GUY HE IS AGE. I AM NOT SURE KEMBA IS GOING TO SWAY EVERYBODY TO THINK THAT HE IS TOTALLY DESERVING. J.E.: THIS IS SILLY. KEMBA WALKER SHOULD BE OVER DWYANE WADE. SHOW S -- SO SHOULD BEN SIMMONS AND LOWRY. IT IS HIS LAST DANCE, I GET IT. IF YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT SOME SORT OF LEGACY SELECTION, YOU CAN ADD THIS TO THE MIX. WHERE'S THE SUPPORT FOR GUYS LIKE DIRK. IT COULD BE HIS LAST SEASON. VINCE CARTER, IT COULD BE HIS LAST SEASON. DWYANE WADE IS NOT LIGHTING IT UP. LEIGH: HE IS STILL PLAYING PRETTY WELL. J.E.: HE IS NOT PLAYING LIKE AN ALL-STAR. LEIGH: HE IS HAVING A BETTER SEASON THAN THOSE OTHER GUYS. J.E.: AGAIN, HE IS NOT PLAYING LIKE AN ALL-STAR. WE ARE SAYING THAT HE IS NOT AN ALL-STAR BECAUSE MAYBE IT IS HIS LAST SEASON. WHY ARE WE NOT DOING THIS WITH DIRK? TAS: DIRK AND VINCE ARE NOT GETTING THE FAN VOTE. IT IS NOT FOR US MEDIA FOLK. IT IS FOR OUR OTHER HALVES WHEN WE GO HOME AND WE ARE FANS. ARE YOU CERTAIN HE IS GOING TO GET IN AS A STARTER? J.E.: I THINK THE PLAYERS MIGHT DO IT. TAS: I DOUBT THE MEDIA DOES. J.E.: WE ARE ALL CURMUDGEONS. US, PERSONALLY, WE DO NOT. TAS: DOUBLE THE VOTES TODAY. J.E.: IF WADE STARTS THIS GAME, I WILL NOT BE FREAKING OUT. IT IS AN EXHIBITION GAME. HE WILL BE TAKING A SPOT FROM A DESERVING GUY. LEIGH: LET'S SAY THEN SIMMONS DOES NOT GET -- BEN SIMMONS DOES NOT GET IN BECAUSE OF WADE. MAYBE WE CAN HAVE A LEGACY VOTE. LET'S ADD HIM TO THE ROSTER, BUT LET'S NOT HAVE HIM REPLACE SOMEONE ELSE. TAS: BEN SIMMONS IS NOT HAVING AN OUT OF THE WORLD SEASON. BRADLEY BEAL, NOT PLAYING ON A VERY GOOD TEAM. HE MIGHT MISS OUT. FORMER ALL-STAR. THAT IS WHY WADE MIKE GET IN. KYLE LOWRY MISSED TIME. THERE IS NOT A LOT OF EASTERN GUARDS THAT ARE REALLY TRULY WORTHY. J.E.: I GET THAT. ALL THOSE THINGS CONSIDERED, WADE IS NOT HAVING A BETTER SEASON THAN ANY OF THOSE GUYS DURING I LIKE THE LEGACY IDEA. I THINK WE ARE GOING TO START SEEING THIS MORE. MAYBE THE PLAYERS WANT TO SEE HIM IN THERE. ONE LAST ALL-STAR GAME. TREY: VOTING FOR DWYANE WADE 10 TIMES ON BEHALF OF ALL OF THIS. 20 VOTES BETWEEN THE FOUR OF US. JAMES HARDEN PLAYED ANOTHER ROUND OF EDWARD 40 HANDS. IT WAS HIS 12TH 40 PLUS POINT GAME OF THE SEASON. HE TURNED THE BALL OVER NINE TIMES. TRUE OR FALSE, THE BUCKS FIGURED OUT HOW TO SLOW DOWN JAMES HARDEN. HE HAD 42 POINTS. J.E.: DID YOU SLOW DOWN A GUY WHO STILL SCORED 42? NINE TURNOVERS. SIX ASSISTS. I WILL SAY FALSE. THEY FOUND A WAY TO SLOW CLINT CAPELA. A BIG PART OF THAT WAS BROOK LOPEZ. THE BUCKS DEFENDERS WERE PLAYING JUST TO TAKE AWAY HARDEN GOING LEFT. TO A DEGREE I CANNOT REMEMBER SEEING IN AN NBA GAME RECENTLY. BROOKE WOULD STEP UP -- BROOK WOULD STEP UP TIME AND TIME AGAIN. THEY FOUND A WAY TO TAKE OUT CAPELA, WHO HARDEN IS ALWAYS LOOKING FOR. LEIGH: THE HOUSTON OFFENSE IS WHAT THEY SLOW DOWN. THEY HAD P.J. TUCKER AND GERALD GREEN HITTING SIX THREES. WHEN THOSE GUYS ARE NOT FIRING, IT PUT SO MUCH MORE EMPHASIS ON WHAT JAMES HARDEN DID. WHEN HE DOES NOT GET THAT SUPPORT, MIKE D'ANTONI PLAYED SIX GUYS LAST NIGHT. OTHER GUYS GOT ON THE COURT, WHAT HE WENT WITH THOSE SIX INCLUDING GERALD GREEN. HOUSTON, THEIR OFFENSE GOT STAGNANT. MAYBE THEIR LEGS GOT HEAVIER. THEY COULD NOT GET A BASKET. I DO NOT THINK THEY SLOWED DOWN JAMES HARDEN. IN THE BIG PICTURE, THEY DEFINITELY SLOW DOWN THE HOUSTON OFFENSE. TAS: WE TALK ABOUT JAMES HARDEN NIGHT IN AND NIGHT OUT. THEIR SECOND AND THIRD BEST SCORERS ARE NOT PLAYING. A LOT IS ON JAMES HARDEN'S SHOULDERS HEAR IT THE ENTIRE DEFENSIVE FOCUS WAS THE -- DIFFERENT YESTERDAY. IT WAS COOL TO SEE THAT. I DO NOT THINK A TEAM HAS DONE THAT TO THAT THE GREAT. MALCOLM BROGDON IS A VERY GOOD DEFENDER. I THINK IT JUST THREW HIM OFF. YOU DON'T THROW OFF THE M.V.P. REALLY. DO YOU THINK HE CANNOT GO RIGHT? J.E.: IF OTHER TEAMS TRY TO IMPLEMENT THIS, HE IS GOING TO FIGURE IT OUT. TAS: HE HAD A REALLY GOOD GAME LAST NIGHT. THERE WERE SOME BAD TURNOVERS. J.E.: -- LEIGH: IT WAS A THREE-POINT GAME. IF ONE OR TWO OF THOSE POSSESSIONS GO THE OTHER WAY, THE ROCKETS COULD HAVE WON. TREY: THE CELTICS BLEW OUT THE PACERS LAST NIGHT, GIVING THEM FOUR STRAIGHT WINS TO START THE NEW YEAR. THE ALWAYS GREAT DEFENSE REMAINS TIED FOR SECOND. TRUE OR FALSE, THE CELTICS ARE WHO WE THOUGHT THEY WERE. J.E.: THIS IS SORT OF TRUE. THEY GOT OFF TO THAT 10-12 START. KUDOS TO BRAD STEVENS, HE WAS FINDING A STARTING LINEUP THAT WOULD WORK. HE HAS PUT TWO MARCUSES IN THE STARTING LINEUP WITH MARCUS SMART AND MARCUS MORRIS. IT HELPS A GUY LIKE JAYLEN BROWN. BROWN IS JUST BETTER AS A RESERVE PLAYER RIGHT NOW. HE PUTS UP BETTER NUMBERS IN LESS MINUTES. HIGHER USAGE IN THAT ROLE AGAINST SECOND UNITS. THEY STILL HAVE A GREAT DEFENSE. THEY HAVE PAIRED IT WITH AN OFFENSE THAT IS ON FIRE. THIS IS THE CELTICS. WE THOUGHT THEY WERE GOING TO BE GOOD AND THEY ARE. LEIGH: BROWN HAS DONE IT TWICE COMING OFF THE BENCH. THEY HAVE A LOT A BALANCE IN THEIR OFFENSE, WHICH YOU NEED FROM THE CELTICS. GETTING MORE CONTRIBUTIONS FROM PLAYERS. 30 OR MORE ASSISTS IN THE LAST FIVE GAMES. TAS: A LOT OF ASSISTS, A LOT A MOVEMENT, A LOT OF TALENT. IT TOOK THEM A WHILE. YOU WOULD THINK THEY WOULD GET BETTER IN THE SECOND HALF. J.E.: MORE WHEN WE RETURN. DURING THE BREAK, I HAVE TO VOTE FOR KEMBA WALKER FOR THE ALL-STAR GAME. TREY: 14 VINCE CARTER. AND THE DIRK. J.E.: RIGHT INTO THE UP-DOWN REPORT. WE GO INTO KEVIN GARNETT. KELLY OUBRE SLAPPED THE HARDWOOD HITTING READY TO DEFEND LUKA DONCIC. OUBRE PLAYED SOME SOLID D. LUKA STILL MANAGES TO GET THE ONE-HANDED FLOATER. ARE YOU UP OR DOWN ON SLAPPING THE FLOOR ON DEFENSE? I AM SHOCKED. LEIGH: WE DO NOT GET THIS SORT OF VIRAL MOMENT. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL MOMENT. KELLY OUBRE ACKNOWLEDGED IT WAS A GREAT SHOT. HE GIVES HIM A LITTLE HEAD NOD AFTERWARDS. YOU WANT TO SEE PLAYERS DO THIS STUFF. TREY: IT IS A CLASSIC HYPE UP MO VE. YOU HAVE GOT TO GET THE STOP. IT IS LIKE YOU ARE AT THE POOL AND YOU SAY, WATCH THIS DIVE, AND YOU DO A BELLY FLOP. J.E.: YOU LOVE TO SLAP THE FLOOR ON THE DANCE FLOOR DURING TAS: DO YOU HAVE TO DO IT WITH TWO HANDS? ON THE DANCE FLOOR, IT IS JUST ONE. LEIGH: MAYBE THAT IS A NEW MOVE FOR YOU. J.E.: I WAS GOING TO SAY, DO YOU HAVE TO DO WHAT GARNETT DOES? DO YOU HAVE TO GET TO YOUR KNEES TO DO THE SLAP? GARNETT TOOK GET TO THE NEXT LEVEL. TREY: THE BALL IS COMING UP THE COURT. TAS: K.G. CAN DO WHAT EVER THE HACKED HE WANTS. J.E.: THE KNICKS AND THE KINGS HAVE BEEN DISCUSSING SOME SORT OF ENES KANTER FOR ZACH RANDOLPH SWAP. THE RUMOR IS THAT THE KNICKS MAY WANT ANOTHER ASSET THROWN IN, THEY BE A SECOND ROUND PICK. ARE YOU UP OR DOWN ON THE KINGS ACQUIRING SOMEONE LIKE KANTER? TAS: I DO NOT. IT IS COOL THAT THE KINGS ARE GOING FOR SOMEONE IN THEIR PRIME. THEY ARE GOING FOR THE POSTSEASON. THAT CANNOT OVERRIDE MARVIN BAGLEY. THAT IS WHAT ENES KANTER WOULD DO. IT IS NOT JUST FOR THIS SEASON. IDEALLY, IT IS FOR A COUPLE OF SEASONS. MARVIN BAGLEY IS A HIGH DRAFT PICK FOR A REASON. YOU DO NOT WANT ANOTHER DRAFT PICK THAT FLAMES OUT. I UNDERSTAND GOING FOR IT THIS POSTSEASON. I WOULD RATHER SEE A -- C A TEAM TRY TO BE GOOD WITH THEIR CORE. LEIGH: WE KNOW KANTER IS NOT A GREAT DEFENSIVE PLAYER. THAT IS ONE THING THAT KANTER CAN DO. HE CAN SCORE. J.E.: WITH THE KNICKS, HIS DISPLEASURE WAS THAT HE WAS NOT STARTING. WE ARE NOT EVEN WINNING. WHY AM I NOT IN THEIR? TAS: I DO NOT SEE HIM STARTING ON THIS TEAM. LEIGH: THE KINGS TRY TO PUSH TO MAKE THE PLAYOFFS. ZACH RANDOLPH IS NOT PLAYING AT ALL. TREY: IT WOULD BE NICE TO GET ANOTHER GUY FROM THE PERIMETER. THEY ARE TRYING TO MAKE A MOVE TO MAKE IT TO THE POSTSEASON. THEY HAVE NOT MADE IT SINCE 2006. TAS: SHOULD THEY JUST GET HIM TO RUN THEIR SOCIAL MEDIA COUNT? J.E.: THEY HAVE GREAT SOCIAL MEDIA IN SACRAMENTO. THE MCCAW SAGA MAY BE OVER. HE PLANS TO SIGN WITH THE RAPTORS. IT IS A VETERAN MINIMUM CONTRACT. ABOUT $750,000. ARE YOU UP OR DOWN ON THE RAPTORS SIGNING PATRICK MCCAW? TAS: CHAMPIONSHIP PEDIGREE. THEIR WINGS ARE PRETTY DEEP. HE IS NOT GOING TO PLAY OVER SIAKAM OR OG ANUNOBY. HE CAN GET A COUPLE OF MINUTES. IT IS LOW RISK, LOW REWARD. HE IS A CHAMP. HE HAS THE NORRIS COLE GOING. MAYBE HE CAN EXTENDED TO THREE. TREY: HE HAS PLAYED MINUTES AND THE FINALS THE LAST TWO YEARS. HE IS GOING TO BE AN UPGRADE. MAYBE THEY GET A LITTLE BETTER AT THE VERY, VERY END OF THEIR BENCH. J.E.: LEIGH, WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM WITH THIS? LEIGH: HE IS INSURANCE, THAT IS ALL. J.E.: THIS THIS MEAN, WHO CARES? LEIGH: IT IS A SIDEWAYS MOVE RATHER THAN AN UP OR DOWN. THE CAVS, THEY CANNOT GET PAST ANY PLAYOFFS. J.E.: COMING BACK, WE HAVE A BRAND-NEW EDITION OF THE MEME TEAM. J.E.: WELCOME BACK TO "THE STARTERS." EVERY WEEK, WE SCOUR THE INTERNET FOR THE MEME TEAM. TAS: THIS HAD MANY IMPRESSED. LOOK AT THE CROWD, THEY ARE PUMPED TO SEE THIS MAN WITH THE LADDER. WHAT IS THIS GUY DOING? HE IS GOING TO PUT A LADDER ON HIS CHIN. TREY: THIS COULD BE A REGULAR GUY? ANYBODY IN THE CROWD HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? TAS: JASON SMITH TWEETED ABOUT IT AFTERWARD. HE BALANCED A LADDER ON HIS CHIN. J.E.: DANCING IN COLLEGE WAS SHARED BY A CONSERVATIVE GROUP TO DISCREDIT. INSTEAD, IT WENT VIRAL. ROUNDBALL ROCK MAKES EVERYTHING BETTER. TREY: I CANNOT HEAR IT WITHOUT THINKING ABOUT KAWHI LEONARD. TAS: AT NUMBER THREE, STEPH CURRY DROPPED JUSTIN JACKSON. IT WAS MEAN. HE WENT FLYING. JUST TRIPPING OVER HIMSELF. THE NBA SOCIAL MEDIA TEAM MADE A DOOZY. J.E.: I SPILLED MY COFFEE IN THE HALLWAY. I PUT DOWN ONE OF THOSE YELLOW SIGNS. HERE'S C.J. MCCOLLUM DOING THE NAPOLEON DYNAMITE DANCE. >> ♪ DANCE LEIGH: GOT SOME MOVES. NICE. J.E.: GOT THE MAJORITY OF THE DANCE MOVES. TAS: HE IS COMMITTED. HE WENT INTO IT KNOWING HE WAS GOING TO GIVE IT HIS ALL. J.E.: SO GOOD AT THIS. TAS: AT ONE, ONE M.V.P. CANDIDATE NAILED ANOTHER. REIGNING M.V.P. SAYS, STAY IN YOUR LANE. YAHOO! SPORTS, SOME GREAT ONES. AMAZON FIRING OUT THOSE DELIVERIES. STUDENT LOANS REALLY HAMMERING PEOPLE. YES, THEY ARE. THE M.V.P. RACE UPDATE. J.E.: IT GOES RIGHT BACK TO GIANNIS. THAT IS THE CRAZY PART. CLASSIC DOINKER. WHEN WE COME BACK, REALLY' -- LEIGH LEIGH'S VERY SOLID PLAY. J.E.: TNT DOUBLEHEADER, CELTICS-HEAT FOLLOWED BY THE THUNDER-SPURS. NICE GAMES THERE. COVERAGE STARTS AT 6:30 EASTERN TIME ON "GAMETIME." WE ASK YOU ABOUT OTHER WAYS TO CHILL ON THE BENCH. TREY: SOME GOOD ANSWERS. 2K GIVES YOU ONE WAY TO DO IT. JUST ZOOMING ON IN THERE. THE CAVS WERE FLIPPING WATER BOTTLES DURING THE GAME. ALEXANDER SAYS, JUST STROKING YOUR BEARD. THAT IS HOW I RELAX. J.E.: TREY AND I GOT THAT RIGHT. WE HAVE A THREE-WAY TIE AT THE BOTTOM. STILL EARLY. EVERYBODY TAKING THE THUNDER ON THE ROAD. SPURS NOT GOOD IN THE BACK-TO-BACK. WE COULD BE WRONG. VERY SOLID PLAY. TAS: -- LEIGH: GOING OUT TO PORTLAND FOR A VERY BEAUTIFUL PLAY. THEY HAVE NOT RESTED ON THEIR LAURELS AT THE START OF THE SECOND HALF OF THE SEASON. SO BEAUTIFUL. THAT IS NOT ONLY WHAT I CALL A VERY SOLID PLAY. THE BLAZERS DID AS WELL. TAS: WE HAD A FANTASTIC WEDGIE LAST NIGHT. A RARE FREE-THROW WEDGIE. NESTLES INTO ITS RESTING PLACE. J.E.: THAT IS CRAZY. TAS: IT IS NUTS. J.E.: NOTHING LIKE THAT. TAS: YOU MIGHT ASK YOURSELF, HOW OFTEN DO THEY HAPPEN? WE HAVE ABOUT ONE PER YEAR. ON A TECHNICAL, KEMBA WALKER. THEN THIS ONE GOT US 50 IN 2017. IT IS A REBOUND, BUT WE HAD TO SQUEEZE IT IN THERE. WE HAVE 20 ON THE YEAR. WE ARE COMING FOR 50 AGAIN. J.E.: WE HAVE ANOTHER PODCAST FOR YOU. I THINK WE HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF TIME. TREY: THIS IS DAVID, CHRIS THE, AND ABBY AT THE BLAZERS-76ERS GAME. WE GIVE ZERO -- THIS IS IN SYDNEY TOURING THE WEST COAST. THIS IS PATRICK WITH HIS APPLICATION TO BE THE PERMANENT -- J.E.: "10 BEFORE TIP" COMING UP NEXT. TAS: REMEMBER, THIS IS THE END OF THE SHOW.
  • Runtime: 22:53
  • nba, basketball, starters

COMMENTS: 0