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J.E.: THE ROCKETS COMPLETE THE COMEBACK WHILE THE CLIPPERS TRY TO PICK UP THE PIECES. TAS: WE PREDICT THE DRAFT LOTTERY WINNER USING A DENSELY BEARDED MAN AND APPLES. J.E.: WE DEBATE WHETHER PAUL PIERCE SHOULD RETIRE. [CAPTIONING MADE POSSIBLE BY NBA DIGITAL] [CAPTIONING PERFORMED BY THE NATIONAL CAPTIONING INSTITUTE, WHICH IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ITS CAPTION CONTENT AND ACCURACY. VISIT NCICAP.ORG] J.E.: GOOD EVENING, SWEET WORLD, AND WELCOME TO “THE STARTERS,” WHETHER YOU ARE WATCHING US LIVE ONLINE OR ONLINE — LIVE ON TV OR ONLINE. THAT IS TAS MELAS. TO MY RIGHT, TREY KERBY. INTERNATIONAL MAN OF MYSTERY, LEIGH ELLIS. ALL RIGHT. FUN SHOW. WE ARE GOING TO PREDICT TOMORROW NIGHT’S NBA DRAFT LOTTERY WINNER USING TREY’S BEARD AND SOME APPLES.

Default time downloading game may IT WILL MAKE SENSE. WE HAVE THE UP-DOWN REPORT WE HAVE THE FINAL FOUR SET. THE CONFERENCE FINALS ARE OFFICIALLY SET. IN EAST, IT IS THE HAWKS, KA-KA, ADVANCING PAST THE WIZARDS. PAUL PIERCE JUST CAME UP SHORT AT THE BUZZER. THEY ARE TAKING ON THE CAVS. IN THE WEST, THE ROCKETS COMPLETING THE COME BACK. MOVING ON TO TAKE ON THE WARRIORS. HERE IS WHAT WE ARE GOING TO DO. WE WILL PREVIEW AN PREDICT BOTH OF THESE CONFERENCE FINALS ON TOMORROW’S SHOW. WE WILL MAKE THE PREDICTIONS, WHO WE THINK WILL WIN, GO THROUGH THE MATCHUPS, AND SO FORTH. LET’S START WITH SUNDAY IN THE ROCKETS. HEADING TO THE FINALS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 18 YEARS. THEY OVERCOME THE 3-1 DEFICIT, A LIMITED CLIPPERS THE JAMES HARDEN SCORES 31.

1 time downloading game may THEY NEVER TRAIL. THE NINTH TIME IN NBA HISTORY A TEAM HAS OVERCOME A 3-1 SERIES DEFICIT. TAS: KEEPING FOCUS LONGER THAN THE CLIPPERS DEAD DID. KEVIN MCHALE IS CRITICIZED FOR NOT BEING AN X’S AND O’S GUY. KUDOS TO DWIGHT HOWARD, HIS NAME BATTERED IN THE MEDIA THE LAST COUPLE YEARS. DARYL MOREY, KUDOS TO HIM FOR GETTING THE PIECES. THE CLIPPERS WERE REALLY INATTENTIVE IN GAME SIX. YOU GIVE UP TWO TURNOVERS TO PABLO PRIGIONI, THAT IS THE ONLY THING ON HIS SCOUTING REPORT. ROPE A DOPE TURNOVERS. HE TURNED OVER THE BALL LIKE CRAZY. THEY WERE NOT MENTALLY INTO THIS GAME. AFTER WINNING THREE GAMES BY AN AVERAGE OF 25 POINTS, IT WAS A WILD SERIES FOR IT TO TURN AROUND. GUYS LIKE PABLO, COREY BREWER, JOSH SMITH COME OF THE ROLE

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2 time downloading game may PLAYERS REALLY WORKING THEIR B UTTS OFF AND CAPITALIZING ON THE CLIPPERS BEING TIRED AND NOT HAVING A BENCH. J.E.: THAT IS EXACTLY IT. WE WILL TALK ABOUT THE ROCKETS A WHOLE LOT MORE ON TOMORROW’S SHOW WHEN WE LOOK AHEAD TO THE FINALS, WARRIORS AND ROCKETS, HAWKS AND CAVS. TODAY, WE HAVE TO TALK ABOUT THE CLIPPERS HERE. THERE ARE A LOT OF QUESTIONS SURROUNDING THIS TEAM AFTER THIS 3-1 — AGAIN, CALL IT WHAT IT IS, A COLLAPSE, ESPECIALLY GAME SIX. UP LATE IN THE THIRD QUARTER AT HOME, THAT IS A COLLAPSE. WHERE DO THEY GO FROM HERE? WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE CORE, BLAKE GRIFFIN, CHRIS PAUL, DEANDRE JORDAN, IS THAT CHAMPIONSHIP MATERIAL IN THOSE THREE GUYS AND THE BENCH IS THE PROBLEM? TAS: IT IS DEFINITELY CHAMPIONSHIP MATERIAL. WHO WILL YOU TRADE THEM FOR, SOMEONE BETTER?

3 time downloading game may THEY DID NOT HAVE A SUPPORTING CAST. THERE IS SO MUCH PRESSURE ON THE BIG THREE OF THE CLIPPERS BECAUSE THEY DON’T HAVE A SUPPORTING CAST. BLAKE GRIFFIN WAS GASSED BY THE END OF IT HERE TO CALLED HIM ONE OF THE BEST PLAYERS IN THE PLAYOFFS AND NOW WE QUESTION HIS ABILITY? THAT DOES NOT MAKE SENSE WHATSOEVER HERE HE WAS UNABLE TO GUARD BECAUSE HE HAD TO DO SO MUCH ON THE OFFENSIVE END. EVERYBODY ON THE ROCKETS WERE GOING BY HIM LIKE CRAZY. A TON OF PRESSURE ON THE BIG THREE. THERE IS NOT A LOT OF BENCH SUPPORT. THERE IS A LOT OF PRESSURE ON THE NEXT THREE, FOUR THROUGH SIX, AND THEY DID NOT PERFORM WHATSOEVER. THERE WAS SO MUCH PRESSURE ON THOSE GUYS BECAUSE YOU KNOW YOU WILL NOT GET ANYTHING FROM SEVEN THROUGH NINE. A TON OF PRESSURE ON THIS TEAM. LEIGH: J.J. REDICK REALLY DROPPED OFF. THEY REALLY NEEDED HIS SHOOTING EARLY IN THE GAME TO GET OTHER GUYS LOOKS. HE DROPPED OFF. I THINK ONE OF THE BIG CONCERNS I HAD COMING INTO THE SERIES WAS THE LEGS WOULD CATCH UP TO THEM. EVAN GAMES AGAINST THE SPURS, UP 3-1, TO CLOSE OUT THE SERIES IN GAME SIX, IT FELT THAT THINGS STARTED TO GET A LITTLE HEAVY ON THE MOUNTAIN THEY HAD BEEN CLIMBING GOT THREE. THE ROCKETS TOOK ADVANTAGE. THE FIRST THREE PLAYERS YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT, THEY’RE PROBABLY AS GOOD AS ANY THREE ON ANY TEAM IN THE LEAGUE’S THEY NEED TO FIND BETTER PLAYERS AROUND THEM. J.E.: THERE ARE QUESTIONS SURROUNDING ONE OF THOSE PIECES, DEANDRE JORDAN, UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENT. DO YOU THINK HE IS A MAX CONTRACT TYPE OF GUY? THE CLIPPERS WILL THROW THE FIVE-YEAR DEAL AT HIM. TREY: THEY SHOULD AND THEY NEED TO. HE IS THE MODERN NBA CENTER. WHENEVER HE CATCHES IT, HE TRIES TO DUNK IT. THAT IS ALL YOU NEED FROM HIM AND HE IS AMAZING AT IT. HE DOES NOT NECESSARILY FIT IN PERFECTLY WITH BLAKE GRIFFIN, BUT BLAKE GRIFFIN IS A GOOD ENOUGH PASSER THAT THEY MAKE IT WORK. IF THEY WERE TO LOSE DEANDRE, THERE IS BASICALLY NO REPLACEMENT FOR HIM. I THINK THEY HAVE TO MAX AMOUNT AND I THINK THEY WILL. LEIGH: IF THEY LET HIM WALK, WHO DO THEY GET TO REPLACE HIM? IT IS AN INTERESTING SITUATION BECAUSE HE IS SO GOOD AT A FEW THINGS, BUT HE HAS SEVERE LIMITATIONS WITH THE FREE-THROW SHOOTING, WHICH CAN AFFECT WHETHER OR NOT HE’S A’S ON THE FLOOR. IF YOU PAY A GUY MAX MONEY, YOU CAN’T TAKE HIM OFF THE FLOOR DURING CRITICAL SITUATIONS. THAT IS WHAT YOU PAY THE BIG BUCKS FOR. HE WILL GET A MAX CONTRACT BECAUSE HE IS IN DEMAND FOR THE THINGS HE DOES WELL AND THAT IS WHAT THE CLIPPERS HAVE TO END OFF. HE WANTS TO FEEL OUT THE PROCESS AND SEE WHAT ROLES OTHER TEAMS HAVE FOR HIM. GIVEN THE FACT HE HAS NO OFFENSE MOVES WHATSOEVER, I AM NOT SURE HOW ANY OTHER TEAM CAN SELL TO HIM. TAS: 26 YEARS OLD. HE CAN GET A LITTLE BIT BETTER. A LITTLE BIT MORE MATURE, POLITICAL TOGETHER. I AM NOT SURE HE EVER GETS AN OFFENSIVE GAME. FOUR, FIVE-YEAR DEAL, YOU HAVE TO WORRY IF THE ON THAT — AT THIS POINT, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO IF YOU ARE THE CLIPPERS? J.E.: YOU PROBABLY KEEP DEANDRE. YOU HAVE BLAKE AND CHRIS PAUL. SOLID THREE GUYS. WHAT ELSE DO THEY DO HERE? LET’S GET TO THE EVENT. THEY MADE SOME QUESTIONABLE DECISIONS. THE GM DOC, NOT THE COACH DOC RIVERS, MADE SOME QUESTIONABLE DECISIONS AND GUYS HE HAS TRIED TO ELLEN. — FILL IN. JORDAN FARMAR. TRADING AWAY GUYS, TRADING AWAY A PICK. YOU LOOK AT THE CAP SPACE, THEY BASICALLY HAVE NO ROOM. WHAT CAN THE TEAM DO? TAS: NOT A HECK OF A LOT. THERE IS TALK ABOUT GETTING WESLEY JOHNSON FROM THE LAKERS YEAR THEY NEED TO SIGN SOMEBODY ON THE CHEAP WHO CAN BE THE THREE AND D TYPE OF GUY. THIS YEAR, THEY DON’T HAVE A LOT OF ROOM FOR YOUR YEAR, 16, 17 — LOT OF ROOM. NEXT YEAR, ’16, ’17 — DOC HAS MADE SO MANY MISTAKES. HE SWUNG AND MISSED ON POTENTIAL GUYS TO SUPPORT THEM AND THAT IS WHERE THEY ARE. I DON’T THINK IT GETS MUCH BETTER. LEIGH: I THINK THE FIRST CALL OF DIFFERENT — I THINK THE FIRST CALL OF BUSINESS IS GETTING A GM. I DON’T THINK HE HAS HANDLED IT VERY WELL AND I THINK HE NEEDS TO GIVE IT TO SOMEONE ELSE. GIVE THE RESPONSIBILITY TO SOMEBODY WHO CAN HANDLE ALL THE CONVERSATIONS WITH AGENTS, OTHER TEAMS, AND TRY TO YOUR THINGS OUT. THEY HAVE NOT GOT MUCH WIGGLE ROOM NEXT IS IN. YOU SAY TO CHRIS PAUL, SORRY, WAIT ANOTHER YEAR? HE IS ALREADY 30. TREY: THEY NEED TO FIND SOMEBODY FOR CHEAP. BENO UDRIH. BORIS DIAW WAS ACHIEVED SIGNING. YOU CAN FIND GUYS FOR CHEAP HERE NOT TO MENTION, THEY HAVE C.J. WILCOX SITTING ON THE BENCH. THEY NEED TO DEVELOP SOMEBODY. J.E.: WHY DO YOU HAVE ANY CONFIDENCE THAT DOC RIVERS IS THE GM TO DO THAT? TREY: HE GOT THE MOST OUT OF AUSTIN RIVERS. HE GOT WHAT HE COULD OUT OF GLEN DAVIS. HE NEEDS TO GET ONE DECENT WING PLAYER. LEIGH: HE STILL HAS SPENCER HAWES, WHICH WILL BE DIFFICULT TO MOVE. THOSE TYPE OF CONTRACT WILL RESTRICT TO THEM. J.E.: THAT IS WHERE YOU WONDER, HE DID TREY DUNLEAVY TO FILL OUT THE ROSTER, THAT PICK, YOU WONDER HOW VALUABLE IT COULD HAVE BEEN AROUND THE DEADLINE WHEN GUYS LIKE JEFF GREEN WERE OUT THERE, ARRON AFFLALO, NOT THAT THEY WILL TAKE HIM — TAKE THEM TO THE NEXT LEVEL, BUT THAT IS THE TYPE OF GUYS THEY NEED TO GIVE YOU A TWO OR THREE. LEIGH: SOME OFFENSE, AT LEAST. SPENCER HAWES PLAYED SOME MINUTES, BUT IT WAS LIKE HE HAD TO THROW HIM OUT ON THE COURT. TAS: JUST SOMEBODY THEY ARE COMFORTABLE PLAYING. BARNES PLAYED ONLY 22 MINUTES IN THE GAME. THEY COULD NOT FIND ANYBODY. THERE COULD BE SOMEBODY ON THE CHEAP. TREY: HENDERSON. HOLLER AT HIM. J.E.: WHAT CAN THE CLIPPERS DO? GOT TO TAKE A BREAK, BUT WHEN WE COME BACK, WE WILL PREDICT THE DRAFT LOTTERY WINNER, WHICH INVOLVES TREY AND SOME APPLES.TAS: AND SCARING SOME CHILDREN. People tell me stories withoutsaying one word. J.E.: WELCOME BACK TO “THE STARTERS.” EVERYONE KNOWS 2015 NBA DRAFT LOTTERY WILL BE HELD IN NEW YORK TOMORROW NIGHT. IT WILL BE TELEVISED ON ESPN APPROXIMATELY AROUND 8:30 P.M. EASTERN TIME. IT IS THE 31ST ANNUAL DRAFT LOTTERY AND AS YOU KNOW, IT WILL DETERMINE THE ORDER OF SELECTION OR THE FIRST 14 PICKS OF THE DRAFT. THE WOLVES FINISHED THE SEASON WITH THE WORST RECORD. THEY WILL GET THE ASSIGNED 250 COMBINATIONS, 25% CHANCE, OF THE NUMBER ONE PICK. THE LAKERS, I MEAN, IF YOU ARE LAKERS FAN, YOU ARE VERY INTEREST IT IN THIS LOTTERY BECAUSE THEY CURRENTLY HAVE THE FOUR-SPOT. COULD FALL OUT AND IT WOULD GO TO THE SIXERS. LEIGH: LOSING CONTINUES. J.E.: THAT IS ABSOLUTELY RIGHT HERE LAST YOUR — WE DO THIS EVERY YEAR. LAST YOUR, WE HAD LEI TRYG TO PREDICT THEH DAY BEFORE BY THROWING DARTS AT THE BOARD. WE BLINDFOLDED HIM AND SPUN HIM AROUND LIKE HE WAS AT A BIRTHDAY PARTY. IT TOOK HIM A WHILE, BUT HE FINALLY HIT THE MAGIC. YOU WERE WRONG. LEIGH: AH, WELL. THAT IS ALL RIGHT. J.E.: YOU SEE THE PROBABILITY OF WINNING. YOU DON’T NEED TO HAVE ONE OF THE TOPICS. THE LAST COUPLE YEARS, THE CAVS HAVING A LOW CHANCE AND SOMEHOW SQUEAKED IT OUT. THAT IS A LONG WAY OF THROWING OVER TO TAS AND TREY. WE ARE NOT THROWING DARTS. TAS: WE ARE NOT. I WILL BRING IN 14 APPLES. EACH APPLE REPRESENTING ONE OF THE TEAMS IN TOMORROW NIGHT’S NBA DRAFT LOTTERY, METICULOUSLY WRITTEN, EACH TEAM, ON THEIR WITH MASKING TAPE. HOPEFULLY IT DOES NOT COME OFF, BECAUSE EACH OF THESE APPLES WILL GET THROWN IN HERE. TREY’S GOING BOBBING. THE ONE HE PICKS WILL WIN. ALSO, TREY WILL HAVE A HEADBAND ON — A HEADBAND. A BLINDFOLD. THERE WE GO. J.E.: HOLD ON. BEFORE EVERYONE GOES CRAZY, WE DON’T HAVE THE BUDGET FOR 100 APPLES. WE SHOULD HAVE 25 WOLVES IN THERE. WE UNDERSTAND THAT. LEIGH: WE HAVE SOME BIGGER APPLES. IT IS FINE. IT WORKS OUT. J.E.: SOME ARE JAZZ APPLES. SOME ARE MACINTOSH. TAS: YOU ARE LOOKING AT THE APPLES. CAN WE GET A LITTLE AUDIO TRIGGER, PLEASE? HERE WE GO. BOB IT, TREY. J.E.: DON’T KNOCK IT OVER. TAS: APPLE DOWN. LAKERS, I AM SORRY. YOU ARE NOT WINNING. J.E.: COME ON. TREY: IMPOSSIBLE. TAS: SLOWLY. WE THOUGHT WE HAD A LITTLE TRACTION. TREY: A LOT OF WATER. LEIGH: THE BEARD IS ABSORBING QUITE OF IT. TAS: TAKE IT EASY IN THERE. THERE IS A LARGE CHUNK OUT OF ONE APPLE. J.E.: COME ON, TREY. TAS: WE NEED A PARAMEDIC. [LAUGHTER] [COUGHING] J.E.: OK. TAS: WE HAVE GOT IT. THE WINNER OF THE NBA DRAFT LOTTERY ARE THE DENVER NUGGETS. J.E.: WOW! ARE YOU OK? HAVE A BITE. THERE WE GO. THE NUGGETS. THE NUGGETS WITH VERY LOW ODDS TO WIN THIS THING. SEVENTH. THE PROBABILITY OF 4.3%. LEIGH: IT COULD HAPPEN. J.E.: THAT WAS A LOT MORE DIFFICULT THAN WE THOUGHT. TREY: I TOLD YOU I WAS WORRIED ABOUT THE WATER. J.E.: NO REASON TO WATCH THE DRAFT LOTTERY. WE HAVE TO TAKE A BREAK YOUR WHEN WE COME BACK, THE UP-DOWN REPORT. WE FIGURE OUT WHETHER PAUL PIERCE SHOULD RETIRE. CAN WE GET THIS GUY A TOWEL? J.E.: BACK WITH “THE STARTERS.” IF YOU’RE JUST JOINING US, TREY KERBY HAS SUCCESSFULLY PREDICTED THE WINNER OF THE DRAFT LOTTERY TOMORROW NIGHT BY NEARLY CHOKING TO DEATH. AND IT IS THE DENVER NUGGETS. TAS: THAT WAS NOT A STICKER YOU WERE A STICKER YOU ARE CHOKING ON. WE REMOVED THOSE. J.E.: A LITTLE WET. THAT IS NOT EASY. TREY: I WAS PANICKING. THAT IS TOO DEEP. J.E.: IT IS ONLY A 30-MINUTE SHOW. GOOD STUFF. CONGRATS TO THE NUGGETS FANS. LET’S GET DOWN TO THE UP-DOWN REPORT. TIME TO FIGURE OUT WHERE WE STAND ON HOT BUTTON TOPICS. JUMP ON TWITTER. #THESTARTERS. PAUL PIERCE TOLD REPORTERS FRIDAY THAT HE IS NOT SURE IF HE WILL RETURN NEXT YEAR FOR HIS 18TH NBA SEASON. HE SAYS, I DON’T EVEN KNOW IF I AM GOING TO PLAY BASKETBALL ANYMORE. THESE SEASONS GET HARDER AND HARDER EVERY YEAR. SUMMERS GET EVEN HARDER WHEN YOU START GETTING BACK IN SHAPE. THUMBS UP OR THUMBS DOWN ON THE IDEA OF PAUL PIERCE RETIRING? A WHOLE LOT OF THUMBS DOWN. LEIGH ELLIS WITH THUMBS UP. LET’S LET YOU START. WHY ARE YOU THUMBS UP? LEIGH: IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO LEAVE THE CROWD WANTING MORE AND RIGHT NOW, EVERYONE WANTS MORE HERE GO OUT ON TOP. EVERYONE HAS THE GREAT SERIES IN THE BACK OF THEIR MIND. THEY HAVE THE GREAT FIRST ROUND AGAINST THE RAPTORS. HIS LAST SHOT COULD HAVE BEEN THAT THREE-POINTER THAT COULD HAVE TIED THE GAME. THAT WOULD BE THE PERFECT ENDING FOR PAUL PIERCE TO WALK AWAY AND SAY, THAT IS MY GIFT TO THE NBA, I AM LEAVING NOW. TAS: HE IS DEFINITELY NOT LEAVING. A COUPLE MONTHS AGO, HE SAID HE WOULD PLAY UNTIL THE END OF HIS CONTRACT. THIS IS THE PERFECT SITUATION FOR HIM. IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL. HE COULD PLAY 15 MINUTES IN A GAME, COME OUT, HIT GAME-WINNERS . IT IS PERFECT FOR HIM AND MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA. NO WAY YOU WANT THIS I GONE. TREY: IF HE WANTS TO PLAY LONGER THAN BEING 15 MINUTES PER GAME, THE WIZARDS IS A GOOD SPOT FOR HIM. PLAYING STRETCH-FOUR, CATCHING AND SHOOTING THREES IS A NICE SCENARIO FOR PAUL PIERCE. J.E.: THIS IS A GOOD WIZARDS TEAM. THERE IS NO REASON WHY THEY SHOULD NOT CONTINUE TO GET BETTER. I THINK IT IS PRETTY IMPRESSIVE WHEN YOU THINK OF PAUL PIERCE GOING FROM THE FACE OF A FRANCHISE TO A SOLID VETERAN PLAYER TO REALLY, NOW, ALMOST LIKE A MENTOR. I KNOW HE CAN STILL DELIVER. NOW, ALMOST AN ASSISTANT COACH ON THE FLOOR. THAT IS NOT EASY TO DO FOR A GUY THAT IT THAT — THAT IS AS GOOD AS HE WAS WITH THE CELTICS. LEIGH: IT IS EGO AS WELL. THAT IS THE THING WITH KOBE BRYANT. IF HE ADOPTED A ROLE LIKE THIS, HE WOULD BE PERFECT FOR A YOUNGER TEAM IN THE PLAYOFFS. INSTEAD, HE IS TRYING TO DO HIS THING IN A WAY — THING IN L.A. J.E.: CHRIS PAUL SHARED WORDS OF WISDOM FROM A WILL FERRELL MOVIE. >> HOW TOUGH IS THIS? YOU WERE SO CLOSE. >> SO CLOSE. I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS ANYMORE. I DON’T KNOW. RICKY BOBBY, LIKE I SAID, IF YOU ARE NOT FIRST, YOUR LAST. J.E.: THUMBS UP ON CHRIS PAUL QUOTING RICKY BOBBY? TREY: I LOVE THAT HE IS AT A COMPLETE LOSS FOR WORDS, LOWEST MOMENT OF HIS CAREER, AND HE IS QUOTING “TALLADEGA NIGHTS.” LEIGH: I THOUGHT HE SAID, IF YOU ARE NOT FRESH, YOU ARE LAST. I THINK IT IS GOOD AS WELL. SUCH A LOW MOMENT, A LITTLE BIT OF A SENSE OF HUMOR. I THINK THAT IS IMPORTANT. J.E.: YOU AGREE WITH THIS? TAS: YES. J.E.: CANADIAN KID, LOST AND FOUND DUNK. EVERYONE IS THUMBS UP. IF YOU ARE NOT THUMBS UP, I DON’T KNOW WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU. TREY: THEN YOU DO IT. J.E.: FROM WHAT I CAN TELL, THIS IS A DUNK WE HAVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE. GOING AROUND THE BACK. TAS: THAT IS A COOL VIEW. YOU MOVE THE BALL. NO IDEA WHERE IT IS. LEIGH: ZACH LAVINE, I WANT TO SEE YOU DO IT IN THE DUNK CONTEST NEXT YEAR. TREY: THERE ARE DUNKS THAT WE HAVE NOT SEEN BEFORE. IT IS LIKE SKATEBOARDING, TAKE ONE TRICK AND ADD IT TO ANOTHER TRICK. J.E.: IT HAS BEEN THROWN AROUND, TAKING THE AMATEUR DUNKER, PUTTING THEM SOMEHOW INTO THE CONTEST, VERSUS ZACH LAVINE AND NBA GUYS. TAS: IN A WAY, I DON’T THINK IT IS FAIR. THEY PRACTICE ALL YEAR LONG. PLAYERS HAVE TO GET READY THE WEEK PRIOR. IT IS UNKNOWN-WIN SITUATION OR THE NBA PLAYER. LEIGH: I WOULD ACTUALLY PUT THEM IN THE SAME CONTEST, BUT MAYBE USE THEM DURING THE HALFTIME ENTERTAINMENT, SOMETHING LIKE THAT, SO THE CROWD GETS TO SEE THEM. SO MANY GUYS OUT THERE HAVE THIS BAG OF TRICKS. THE CROWD WOULD LOVE TO SEE IT. TREY: AN NBA PLAYER SHOULD HIRE ONE AS A CONSULTANT. SHOW ME YOUR TRICKS. J.E.: DO YOU LIKE THE IDEA OF THOSE GUYS GETTING INTO THE DUNK CONTEST? WE HAVE TO TAKE ONE MORE BREAK. WHEN WE COME BACK, LEIGH’S VERY SOLID PLAY OF THE NIGHT. THE NBA ALL-ROOKIE FIRST AND SECOND TEAMS HAVE BEEN J.E.: WELCOME BACK TO “THE STARTERS.” TIME FOR LEIGH’S VERY SOLID PLAY OF THE NIGHT. LEIGH: PABLO PRIGIONI. HE WAS REALLY SUPERB YESTERDAY. A REALLY SUPERB, HEADS-OF PLAY. MAKES A SENSIBLE PASS OVER TO JAMES HARDEN, WHO HAS THE LAYUP TO BOOT. THIS HAPPENED MORE THAN ONCE TO THE CLIPPERS YESTERDAY. IT TARGET WITH PABLO. WHEN HE FINISHES WITH THE LAYUP, YOU KNOW THAT IS BEAUTIFUL. THAT IS WHAT I CALL A VERY SOLID PLAY. J.E.: ALSO, WE HAVE A FAN SIGN. LEIGH: HE COMES ALL THE WAY FROM GERMANY. IT IS NOT AT AN NBA GAME. IT IS A PRETTY GOOD ONE. QUITE A BIT OF DETAIL. IMAN SHUMPERT, POTATO, WE HAVE 49 WEDGIES, WHICH IS NOT TRUE, WE HAVE 47. MAYBE THEY ARE FORESHADOWING. J.E.: RIP IT UP. IT IS WRONG. ALL RIGHT. NEWS TODAY, THE ALL-NBA FIRST AND SECOND ROOKIE TEAMS WERE ANNOUNCED. NO REAL SURPRISES, ESPECIALLY WITH THE FIRST-TEAM HERE. ELFRID PAYTON, JORDAN CLARKSON, ANDREW WIGGINS AT ONE OF THE FORWARD POSITIONS, ALONG WITH MIROTIC, NERLENS NOEL. SECOND TEAM, ZACH LAVINE, SIR LANGSTON GALLOWAY, BOGDANOVICH. LEIGH: IF YOU WERE HEALTHY AND FINISHED THE SEASON, YOU WERE PROBABLY ON THE TEAM. J.E.: WE WILL BE BACK TOMORROW. WE WILL PREVIEW AND PREDICT. HAWKS AND CAVS, WARRIORS AND ROCKETS. JOIN US. TAS: THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR JOINING US AND REMEMBER, BOBBING FOR APPLES IS A LOT HARDER THAN IT SEEMS. J.E.: IT SURE DOES SEEM LIKE THAT. LET’S GO BACK FOR THE REPLAY. TREY: I THINK I WENT TO DEEP WITH MY HEAD. J.E.: WHOA! TREY: I WAS BLINDFOLDED.

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