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June 21, 2024 41 mins

Dan Patrick continues to react to the Lakers hiring JJ Redick as their new head coach. LA Time NBA Writer Dan Woike joins Dan to break down how the Redick hiring came to fruition. Plus, a huge trade in the NBA, and Paul George has high praise for Bronny James.

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Speaker 1 (00:00):
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Speaker 2 (00:05):
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phone calls coming up. We've touched on a variety of topics,
certainly the Lakers with JJ Reddick. We will check in
with the Lakers, and the writer for the La Times,
Dan Witki, covers the Lakers. We'll ask him if this
is the right hire here, because we can point out
a couple things. Oh, there have been guys who don't
have experience and they've been very successful. And I would
encourage you to look at the rosters that they inherited.

Therefore it pretty much ensured that they were going to
be successful. But then you also have Steve Nash and
Brooklyn Derek Fisher with the Knicks, Jason Kidd with Brooklyn
darn with the Lakers. Although I would probably argue that
Darvinham was successful. He got his team to the Western
Conference Finals. But then when things started to fall off
a little bit, or maybe maybe the team started to

notice that Darvinham wasn't making in game adjustments that needed
to be made and therefore the strategy behind everything that
it felt like they were getting out coached in games.
And Darvinham got fired after two years. These coaches, after
Phil Jackson, everybody lasted about two years. JJ Reddick got four.
I'll take you back to a little over a year

ago when JJ was on the program and I asked
him the following question, I'm from wanting to maybe be
a head coach.

Speaker 3 (01:43):
Well, I mean you you certainly missed the competitive side
of professional basketball when you retire, and that's probably the
biggest hitch. I'm loving what I'm doing right now, and
I'm in a very fortunate situation that I can kind

of wait and just see if there's anything that materializes
that that's that's sort of a perfect fit. But you know,
I've talked with teams now going on a year about
assistant jobs, and I'm interested in being a head coach.
I don't I don't have to start as a head coach.
I don't have to start as an assistant. It doesn't
matter to me. It's more just about the fit and

the people that are, you know, at the organization.

Speaker 2 (02:28):
Okay, so he got four years here, Lebron, what's the
over under two and a half years that he continues
to play and maybe longer. He certainly hasn't had that
much of a drop off here. And then you factor
in his son, how long you know, does that reinvigorate him?
Does he want to play longer? Or is it a hey,
I got the opportunity to play with my son. Not

everybody's all in on JJ Reddick becoming the head coach
of the Lakers. Bill Plashke, the columnist for the La Times,
didn't mince words last week.

Speaker 4 (03:00):
And I hope it's not JJ Redick, and I've written
about that. He's he's not. He's not a coach. He's
never coached before. I'm worried they're gonna go back to
JJ with JJ Reddick. If not, I know they got this.
James Barrego is on the A list. Why not Sam Cassell?

Speaker 1 (03:15):
Why not?

Speaker 4 (03:16):
In my opinion, why not go go get Becky Hammond?
I'm serious? Why not to go completely outside the boxes there?
Because there wherever's gonna coach her now is in the
coaching for two years to get fired probably anyway. So
that's it's so, it's so bad, it's so since since
such disarray, Hell, why not draft Bronnie mcbrownie the player coach?
I don't know.

Speaker 2 (03:35):
So that's a Bill Plashke. Now he said that last
week before realizing who JJ Reddick may add to his bench.
And he's gonna he's gonna be adding some experience here.
And really, you're hiring a team. It's not a head coach.
You're hiring a team, and it's a team of coaches.
If Sam Cassell's coming over from Boston, if you're gonna
have Scotty Brooks come in from Portland, maybe Jared Dudley

from Dallas bench, maybe stan Van Gundy might be somebody.
So you're hiring a group of people to help you
coach and run the Lakers. And I like that. I like,
you know, the infrastructure that he has here JJ Reddick
on his own. And I go back to what I
said yesterday, It is so difficult to be coaching a

team like this that is analyzed constantly. It's like Mike
McCarthy with the Cowboys. No matter what he does, it's
not good enough, never going to be good enough unless
you win a title. Well, here's the situation where JJ Reddick,
who might not take criticism too well, might have rabbit
ears hearing everything reacting to that. You're gonna You're gonna

be analyzed, scrutinized constantly everything you do, every game, every
every moment, lebron a d all of this, Bronnie, are
you ready for that? When you get in front of
the media, it's it's not like you're coaching in Santa Antonio.

But I will say understanding Reddick. He is media savvy,
but you also can't take everything personally to heart. People
are going to be looking for stories. There's so many
members of the media who cover the Lakers. You have
writers who have left other parts of the country to
cover the Lakers. With lebron the importance, and you're the

Dallas Cowboys of the NBA. We're waiting for whatever it
might be positive or negative, and it's going to be
discussed every one of these shows ESPN, Fox, They're all
going to discuss you every day. They discuss Aaron Rodgers
every day, the Cowboys' salary cap every day, and they
will cover you every single day, because that's what the

research says. Play the hits, cover these teams, cover these
stories every single day. He's going to be asked about
this or people are going to scrutinize what he's doing. Now,
he might do a great job, and then they're talking
about you and upon way. But Dan wik is the
LA Lakers beat reporter for the LA Times. And then
I wonder, if you're JJ Reddick, you can't continue, Well

you can't, you can? I would say you shouldn't continue
to do a podcast with Lebron. Now I get it,
big business. Focus on the main business, because if you're
successful with that, that sets you up for other things.
If you want to now you just beca't you were
a broadcaster. I still love that. They part of the

reason wink wink that ESPN fired Jeffvan Gundy as they
were worried he was going to take another job, a
head coaching job. So you bring in JJ Reddick and
what's he do? He takes a head coaching job. To me,
Jeff Van Gundy got let go him and Mark Jackson
because they were not afraid to be critical of the
NBA and officiating. Why is it you're going to fire

those guys. But you love the TMT guys who criticize
you far more than Jeffan Gundy and Mark j Did.
It's like, we can't take that you're criticizing the officials. Meanwhile, hey,
do you hear what Jack and Charles had to say?
But that's a side topic there. And Jeff Van Gundy
going to the Clippers now after being with the Celtics.

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Speaker 5 (07:25):
Let me update you real quick on some pressing matters here.
Who lasts longer with the Lakers? JJ Reddick or Lebron James?
JJ Reddick has two thirds of that book? Okay, all right,
it's nice to see the confidence there. Yeah, who has
a better first season? This is so JJ Reddick and
the Lakers or Doug Gottlieb at you dub green Bay

right now?

Speaker 2 (07:47):
Gottlieb holding on at fifty six percent? Way do I
have Doug? Have I had Doug going to University of
Wisconsin Green Bay? Stevens point, Oh, I think I got
him coaching two teams. Oh that's okay. I'm so sorry.
It's it's you, Dub Green Bay, our friends, you Dub
Stevens point. They offered me an opportunity to go in

there and play for the team. They did, Yeah, they did.
But Doug said too, if I donated one hundred thousand dollars,
he'd put me in a starting lineup. That's not bad.
He's got to open up with his alma mater, right,
Doug has got to face Oklahoma State to start his career.

Speaker 6 (08:26):

Speaker 2 (08:28):
Or is that a bad thing if you did it?
How about a home and home with Oklahoma State because
he wanted that opportunity, didn't get that opportunity. Now, maybe
a home a home, that'd be good. All right? What
else do we have? We have?

Speaker 5 (08:44):
We got two more for you. Who has the best
championship parades? NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL.

Speaker 2 (08:53):
I'm not really an analyst when it comes to a parade?
Not no, because they always they look silly. Have you
ever been asked to host a parade on TV? No?
But I would I would do like, uh, you know,
maybe the Thanksgiving Day parade. It's a big deal. Yeah,
I would do that. But that's fun and nobody's you know,

hammered in the parade. Well people watching you don't know that,
you know, but yeah, I to me, it's it's kind
of embarrassing, how you know. You get these guys hammered
jumping off the bus and then you got throwing a
trophy over here, Brady needs help walking off a boat.

It's uh, I don't know, kind of sad. You know,
it's not it's not fun. I mean I think for
those in the moment, but if I'm watching it, I'm
not entertained by it.

Speaker 7 (09:49):
Yeah, Paul, there's almost injuries. I remember a couple years
ago there's like an athlete. I think it's I don't
know the Chiefs who's running and he fell with the
trophy the Washington Capitals maybe five years ago when he
won the Cup. That was a very boozy parade. I remember,
well Veskin was in a fountain.

Speaker 2 (10:04):
Yeah, it was wild. Yeah, but it's not I couldn't
care less watching a parade. I mean, Celtics won, they
got a parade today, but I couldn't care less. It's
not something I'm interested in. But you know, if your
team wins, you want to celebrate with them great and
if you get to be along the parade route, have
fun with him. Good knock yourself out. By the way,

Speaking of Bronnie lebron James, Paul George Podcast P with
Paul George had this to say with Ronnie James and
the comparison to an NBA player.

Speaker 8 (10:38):
What's most impressive is just his his basketball sappiness, like
his basketball, like you like he can do it all,
Like I don't. I feel like he hasn't shown that
he can really be elite at a lot of things.
But I think he can be elite at a lot
of things. Like I feel like he's like in that
Derek White, And it was interesting that that's his comparisons

that he wants to be like or coming out look like.
But I compare him to like the Drew Holliday, the
Derek Whites, like guys that are glue, guys that can
go through everything on the floor and help you win.

Speaker 2 (11:11):
Okay, pretty high praise there. If Bronnie James is Derek White,
all right, I'm taking him with the seventeenth overall pick.
I'm not waiting until the second round here. Yes, yes,
marm but a.

Speaker 9 (11:23):
Lot of this is best case scenario because earlier in
that clip, Paul George said he hasn't put it all
together yet, so this is best case scenario. He could
be Derek White.

Speaker 2 (11:32):
Okay, all right, I mean how many draft picks in
this year's draft? Can you say? All right, he's going
to be as good as Derek White? Like Reed Shephard
of Kentucky. Is he going to be as good as
Derek White? I don't know. He might be a top
five pick.

Speaker 9 (11:50):
It could be Alice Caruso.

Speaker 2 (11:52):
Alex Caruso just got traded Oka see yeh, Josh Getty
going to the Bulls getting a young point guard, Alex Caruso.
It's a nice pickup for ok see, white guy for
white guys. WHOA, I didn't I didn't see it that way.
But named later? Yeah, well, Derek White would be the
white guy to be named later. I guess.

Speaker 7 (12:17):
Alice Chris a good fender, right, Yeah, Papa shot once
in a while.

Speaker 2 (12:20):
No, he's very very valuable, Yeah, very valuable, gritty, held in,
held in high regard. He is a lot of teams
like Caruso, Layer would probably like to have him back. Uh,
I'm looking. So we got the parade today. You have
hockey coming up tonight, Game six. You have Edmonton hosting
the Panthers, you have the Travelers, it's the Pride of Connecticut.

Some of the back room guys are going, by the way,
hot dog eating contest on the Gambling Podcast. So Dylan
the graphics guy was in there with Shaye and Irving
h and also bad Larry was there with the Gambling Podcast.
We set the over under I think at what ten
and a half hot dogs in ten minutes? And uh,
if you guys would like to guess how many hot

dogs Dylan had during a ten minute period while he
still had to give us who he was going to
be placing money on in sporting events, Todd, how many
hot dogs do you think Dylan had yesterday in ten minutes.

Speaker 10 (13:19):
I'm gonna say he came up just short, but by
a little.

Speaker 2 (13:22):
I'm to say he got ten in ten. Couldn't get
that left part. Seeing what about you.

Speaker 5 (13:26):
I'm pretty sure yesterday we had the over under at
eleven and a half and Todd took the over by
the way. Okay, that's okay, okay, I'm gonna say he
had nine and a half, all right, Marvin, See he
had seven Paulie.

Speaker 9 (13:43):
I'll go eight.

Speaker 2 (13:44):
I think he had six and a half. Wow, Marvin,
you nailed that one. Yeah, only because you were in
the room with me. That's crazy. I didn't even know that.
I didn't want to say six and a bite. Yeah,
that's true. He had six and a bite. Very very disappointing.

Speaker 9 (13:59):
He started going down maybe around like four and some change.

Speaker 2 (14:02):
Well, the next time, I think we're going to have
who can eat the most tacos, oysters or oysters, yeah,
oh boy, or dumplings. So we're gonna do that, you know.
I think Shyan Irving's going to be involved with that.
But yeah, six and a half. Dylan wants to be
a competitive eater. Then yeah, yeah, no, it be not
very good. So some of the backroom guys are going

to go to the Travelers the golf tournament there.

Speaker 5 (14:28):
Ay As Scheffler, isn't it, Zender Shoffley, Colin marcaw That's yeah,
solid field right there.

Speaker 2 (14:34):
No Rory, but yeah, maybe somebody will match Jim Furicks
fifty eight that he had on that golf course Game
one of the College World Series Tennessee. The number one
pick here, number one seed Texas A and M Tennessee
roughed up Florida State and so they're in the final. Uh,
that'll be fun. That'll be on the mother ship Copa America.

Christian Polimsic here the area. Ac Milan's Christian Polisic. Right, Yeah,
he bawled this year. Yeah well yeah, twelve goals, eight assists.
How about the fever in the sky. It's Caitlin Clark
and Angel Reese. Here we go.

Speaker 7 (15:12):
Again, Sunday, four pm Eastern.

Speaker 2 (15:14):
So Monday, everybody will have an agenda to talk about
with jealousy and hatred and racism and whatever whatever is
going to be attached to this. Maybe maybe we'll just
talk about how great the players are. Relax, No, it's
not gonna happen.

Speaker 10 (15:30):
Yeah, why did it takes a long to have been played?

Speaker 2 (15:34):
They're like the Celtics in the seventies six ers that
they played every Sunday back in the seventies. Braves at
the Yankees and you could put this in parentheses a
potential World Series matchup, that's true. It is so the
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More phone calls coming up. He's Dan Woyking. He covers
the Lakers for the La Times and kind enough to
join us this morning here. All right, how's morale in Lakerland?

Speaker 12 (17:18):
I think people are excited to reach the finish line
on this dand you know, it is one of these
types of things like once you once you get to
the destination, you know, people are excited. There's a general
sense of excitement once you once you get your guy,
even if the path may have taken you in different

directions right away. I think that they are at least presenting,
you know, a fully excited, I'm optimistic sort of view.
They know there's rits, they know there's tremendous rit in this,
but I think that they feel like they've hired a
Ford thinking coaching prospect and they think it'll pay off

in the short term and they think it'll paypen in
the long term.

Speaker 2 (18:06):
But when you look at this, it almost feels like
it'll be two different coaching careers. You're going to have
the Lebron coaching career and then post Lebron coaching career.
How does he navigate that?

Speaker 12 (18:17):
Well? That always works, right Dan, When you have to
do two things at once, and I think it is you.
I have not heard anybody use the phrase two timelines, right,
which was sort of made famous by the Golden State Warriors.
And yes they won a championship, but two timelines were
the real issue for Steve Kerr and Bob Myers in

that office, where at one time you're trying to maximize
the time you have with your veteran while off developing.
You know, the Jonathan Wiseman, the Kaminga. I'm trying to
James Wiseman and John the Kamenga is the most vooty
for the world, et cetera. The Lakers don't have that
level of young player on their roster, but there is.

They are trying to maximize the Lebron years right provided
he resigns, which I think is the expectation mostly around
the league is that he will. But they're they're trying
to maximize whether that's one year or two year, three or whatever.
But they also need while that's happening to be building
for tomorrow. And so that means, you know, Austin Reeves

taking another step forwards. That means, you know, really tapping
into the physical potential of early hachimorrow looking at young
players like Max Christy last years first round draftic Jalen
Hood Shapino. They picked seventeen in this draft, you know,
the player that they could take there and really not
just say like we're going to develop these guys. I think,

you know, what I'm hearing is that there's going to
be an increased sort of infrastructure investment in development, right,
better tack better, better strategies on that front end, And
I think the thought is that jj Reddick is going
to be more open minded to that stuff. He doesn't
really have any of the scars of coaching in the NBA, right,

so so you could put whatever in front of him,
he should give it a good look. And then I
think the other part of it is roster building, Dan,
you have to create pathways for these young players that
you draft to play. And that's where it gets really
tricky because you are trying when you have Lebron James
and the way that they've gone about roster building and
free agency is like they just grab the best available

veterans you can get on minimum deals. You know, we
would do the show probably in July tenth. We talked
about what a great job Ropp like it did because
you got Carmelo Anthony on a minimum you know, he
got those kinds of guys on minimum deals, touring Prince
last year on the cheap stuff like that. Well, as
they move forwards into this new sort of CBA landscape

where you know, drafting and developing is gonna matter so much.
Not only do you have to draft developing a play,
then you have to give them runways to play and
runways to actually learn and do it on the court.
And that's where it gets tricky because your clock is
also picking with Lebron James the Western Conference, the margins
are so slim, so it's the small needle that's gonna

need to be threaded by Digiretick.

Speaker 2 (21:07):
But also his assistance. You know, you're hiring a CEO
and you have that infrastructure and these if you're going
to bring in Scotti Brooks who's been a head coach,
Sam Cassell with the Celtics, Jared Dudley with the MAVs,
I mean you're gonna uh Rajon Rondo. So you're getting
some younger, I guess voices in there to be able
to mesh with these players and help develop them. Do

we know what's official as far as assistant coaches.

Speaker 12 (21:33):
Nothing is official at this point. I think you know
that that list as a list I reported a few
weeks ago. It's been re reported here. I think it's
like it was like a target pool.

Speaker 13 (21:45):
You know.

Speaker 12 (21:46):
Jared Dudley I think is going to stay Dallas. You know,
we'll see what happens in terms of the type of
job he gets. Dam Castell I think is going to
stay in Boston. That you know, charls Lee moving through Charlotte,
there's an opportunity there for him to slide up the
bed into the number two spot. I mean those two,
you know, those are the two final teams, right, like,
those are pretty good situations. Yeah, you know, Scott brook

is the name that I've heard a lot. I think
the most interesting thing I've learned in is that the
planet to not have just one former head coach on
the front road, to have at least two, which would
sort of mirror what the Lakers did in twenty nineteen
with Frank Logel when they put him around Jason, well,
they didn't put him around. They added Jason Kid and
Lionel Hollins to that staff, and they really had sort

of balance in terms of voice. And I think, you know,
for a first time head coach, that's so critical to
have to sort of know what you don't know, right
And I don't doubt that will occur with JJ, to
know what you don't know, and then to also be
able to say, like you know, to delegate responsibility and
to build a staff that both balanced experience but also

willing to work with the guy who's going to be
learning on the job.

Speaker 2 (22:54):
Dan Whitki covers the Lakers is the beat reporter for
the La Times. What about the lebron JJ podcast?

Speaker 12 (23:02):
A great question. I can't imagine it's going to continue,
sad right, like we might get a season finale episode,
maybe the helicopter or you know, like manages, like like
who knows what's gonna happen here? I think though, this
is knowing JJ a little bit, and he is interested
in a lot of things, right, Like this is the
guy who is interested in broadcasting, He's interested in wine,

he's interested in golf, he's interested in very fancy suits.
He's gonna have to adjump, You're gonna have to learn
how to be You didn't quarter them like all the
rest of these guys in the NBA on the sidelines. Now,
he's gonna have to learn how to focus in that energy.
And I think I think that's what the Lakers think
they're getting, right. They're not hiring a podcaster. I think
they they view it as that they are hiring somebody

who is a bright basketball mind, who is serious about this.
I think that's one of the things and sort of
the discussion throughout this process, right is I reported this today.
You know, Lebron and Jj obviously have a good relationship.
You can see it on camera. It's hard to fake
that type of stuff, right, They've got good rapport. Their

before the podcast end didn't really exist, Like this is
still a relatively new relationship. Like you know, I've even
been told this much that, like they didn't really hang
out ever before this. I mean, there were competitors in
the NBA, kind of an anomaly even though they're around
the same age, Like Lebron had been in the league
for four years. The first time a rookie JJ Reddick

played against the James. But but I think interesting enough
to to coaches in Corona that Lebron James has played
with or against that will be coaching him in the NBA.
But but I think their relationship to me is it's
critical to what's going on. But but like you said,
there's an expiration date to it and whether or not

they I just don't think they can really continue the show.
I guess that's my long winded way of thing. It
seems like an unnecessary distracting. They're paying him to quote,
they're not paying him the podcast. His divestment from his
podcast Empire is sort of an interesting media side note
for this to see kind of how much he steps
back and kind of what happened to because it's been
really successful for him.

Speaker 2 (25:14):
If he doesn't have the podcast podcast with Lebron finish
that sentence.

Speaker 12 (25:23):
If he doesn't have the podcast with Lebron, James, Lakers
have more questions, I think about his ability to coach.

Speaker 2 (25:28):
Would he still be the guy that they would hire.

Speaker 12 (25:30):
I think it's possible. You know, is a key figure
Dan and all of this someone that Rob Polink has
a lot of respect for, someone who Robbed Plink is
known for a very long time his life. Attended Duke University,
but Rob, you know through Kobe Bryant in t USA basketball,
and look, I think there's a very real way that

even without the podcast, Mike you know, would have said,
you know who's thinking about coaching and would be really
good at j J lending and and I think the
questions though Dan would be like, well, how Lebron has
pulled himself back from this prof that you know he
doesn't want to be as involved in it. How do
how do we gauge whether or not Lebron would even
be able to do this? I think what the podcast

can show you and if you watch certain clips. There
was a clip that I treated the other day that
really stuck out to me was they were talking about
analytics and three point shooting right and Lebron James at
a certain point most players will push back on analytics
and staid like, well, what happened when you know a
team misses twenty eighth straight like the Houston Rockets did

in the finals or in the Western Conference finals, And
JJ Reddick like like Razor Quick was like, as it
happened since and Lebron kind of chuckled that this you know,
Knight Boordau or whatever he was drinking was like, all right,
you're right, And it was like it was an example
of like watching JJ like this s arm and you know,
win an argument really quickly on the spot. Now, how

that plays in the locker room at halftime when you're
down seventeen to the Charlotte Hornets and everbodys sign who
knows like that that that is a huge question. But
I think, you know, to be quite fair, like there
was going to be elements of question with that with
Dan Hurley too. I think they wanted Dan Hurley first
because generally had the experience he's been in that position.

But I think if we look at things like track
records and stuff like this, I mean, the transition for
college coaches in the NBA is really rough. Transition per
a guy doing it from behind the microphone d NBA
could be really rough. It's all projection.

Speaker 2 (27:29):
Can the Lakers at the introductory press conference say this
is the guy we wanted all along, ladies and gentlemen,
JJ Reddick.

Speaker 12 (27:38):
I think I think it'll be more so some version
of we were blessed to have found multiple candidates that
we thought were incredible. I think would be I'm stealing
from my own wedding bowsing. I remember when I said
at violence, I said, honey, you're the right person at
the right time, and then after that the three hour break,

we were able to calm her down, we were able
to finish off. I think I'll be some version of that, right,
it's a great question.

Speaker 2 (28:06):
So Brownie uh is going to be a Laker? That
more likely now with JJ their foregone conclusion.

Speaker 12 (28:13):
You know, it's interesting. I don't know if it makes
it more or less likely. I think that, you know,
fifty five does feel like this floor, right that provided
that's when the Lakers picking the second round, currently they
could move up, but provided that nothing, they don't have
to go up and get him. I think it's yeah,
I think it's possible. But look, I think that they're

also dan right, Like, we know there's going to be
a lot of questions about sort of JJ and Lebron
relationship and stuff like that, and if the Lakers care
about things like optics and they feel like optics would
get in the way of a player development, which potentially
it could. You know, maybe in that way it makes
it less like it's I can tell you that they

have tried their best. The people that I talked to
in like their scouting depart right, and now granted they're
not the one to alt point making the decision. But
the people who are actually scouting the players have tried
their best to remove Lebron from the equation when it
comes to Browning James, and there are things that they
like about the player that would make them comfortable drafting
him at fifty five in a way that quite frankly,

like a lot of different people. If you look at
the track record of players drafted at fifty five, they
hit rates are really low, do everythings like this, But
the Lakers are seemingly comfortable not only drafting Browning games,
but they take them at fifty five, not signing into
a two way deal, which Rich Paul has been very
open and adamant that he won't take. So the Lakers
seem comfortable with that part of it. But they also
know that that it would have to be a big,

long developmental process. So maybe maybe that's where you know
JJ's ability and they think he'll be a good developmental coach,
you know, in that way, maybe it doesn't make more likely. Dan,
I have no idea on this one. There's been a
ton of smoke. It is unprecedented territory where a top
sixty player is sort of the story of the draft. Yeah,

but here we are.

Speaker 2 (30:02):
Thank you, Bud. Great to talk to you again. That's Dan.
Why the La Times? Yep, there's a lot of moving
parts here and taking Bronnie James. I'm going to take
four pies to the face, apparently because I had Bronnie
James going in the first round. God, if he goes
in the first round, it might be one of the
great days of my life. Four pies instead, I'm going

to take four pies from the Dan ask because nobody,
nobody believed in me. It's all right. It's called content, Todd,
it's content. Yeah, you should try.

Speaker 10 (30:33):
All different kinds of pies.

Speaker 2 (30:34):
We're going to mix it up forty time. It's all right.
I mean, if you want to present me with an out,
you can, but I'm not asking for one. It's just
been suggested because Paulie said, do you want an out
or would you? Would you entertain it? Yeah, paul you
could keep.

Speaker 7 (30:51):
The bet you have first round for Bronnie James, or
you could wipe that away and you say he's drafted
by the Lakers or the field. M Is that more
or less interesting?

Speaker 2 (31:03):
Uh? Well, I just I just made the first round
interesting by saying Bronnie is going to go in the
first round, but then most people probably only watch the
second round though, like the second night. I can't believe
they're having two nights. It's like, get it over with now,
this isn't the NFL. Let's just get this draft over
with because nobody knows anybody in this draft. Yes, Todd,

what if you head.

Speaker 10 (31:27):
Your bets and go the other way and have a
bet where if he doesn't get drafted at all, we
each get two pies to the face.

Speaker 2 (31:34):
I would do it where I got the Lakers or
the field, But would anybody take the field with Bronnie James,
Because that I mean, you got to have somebody to
take the opposite. I can do it, but then if
nobody's taken the opposite, then I have to stick with
my original bet. I mean, I'll take it. In fact,
you know what, I don't even want an ount. You

take it like a man. This is content, and that's
what I stand. I've got, Prince, thank you. I appreciate that.
Thank you, and it'll go down to pul they're still applauding. Yes,
thank you. You know what again, thank you. I forget.
That's what it's all about. That's what a host does

live up to your word, live up to your promise,
live up to the bet Todd, thank you. Take a
break back after this.

Speaker 1 (32:27):
Be sure to catch the live edition of The Dan
Patrick Show weekdays at nine am Eastern six am Pacific
on Fox Sports Radio and the iHeartRadio WAP.

Speaker 2 (32:38):
I look forward to hearing this music because that means
I won't see Todd for a couple of days.

Speaker 13 (32:42):
Here we go, Marvin, ever since I was a tiny ball.
Don't need no care there, don't want no Tommy, I
no want o work.

Speaker 2 (32:58):
Stat of Today brought to you by Panini America, the
official trading cards of the program. Couple of phone calls
in here before we set sail for the weekend. This
day in sports history, PAULI, why don't we do that
this day in sports history? Because sometimes we cut you
short and you have to hurry, so we don't want
to do that. I'm glad to do it. Yeah.

Speaker 7 (33:16):
Nineteen thirty nine, Lou Garrett quit baseball due to illness.
Nineteen forty two, Ben Hogan the golfer lowest score at
that time in a major golf tournament. He shot two
seventy one seventy two holes. Australian John Landy ran the
mile in three minutes and fifty eight seconds, the new
record in nineteen fifty four. He gets very little credit
in history because he didn't break the four minute mile

that was Roger Banister a month earlier. But John Landy
get a little pub litt Late nineteen sixty three, Bob Hayes,
the track star and ended up being a cowboy wide
receiver ran one hundred yard dash in nine point one seconds.
And lastly, Oh nineteen ninety seven, the Women's National Basketball Association.

Speaker 2 (33:56):
Made his debut.

Speaker 7 (33:57):
The New York Liberty beat the Sparks six fifty seven,
nineteen ninety seven.

Speaker 2 (34:01):
On this date. In nineteen eighty six, Bo Jackson signed
a contract to play baseball with the Royals. Also, the
Lakers beat the Pistons by three in Game seven to
win their second straight NBA title. And I think that's it.
Let me see Robin Florida. Rob, thanks for holding what's

on your mind today?

Speaker 6 (34:23):
Hi Dad, they're on DNEX a long time. First time.
I had an idea of a way to put Pete
Rose out to the Bombs and those guys into the
Hall of Fame posthumously. You know this is a two
fold solution. Once it gives the stats only guys is
the okay, and also the integrity of the band during
the player's life is maintained. I just kind of thought

that was an idea and see if it floated.

Speaker 2 (34:47):
All right, Look, I don't want to have it's either
this or that. I'm open to it. I'm not big
on these guys who benefited because I put him in
there with other players that I grew up with, you know,
Johnny Bench, Hank Aaron, Willie Mays. You know, there's so

many players, but then they benefit. You know. Look, I
don't like a Rod Be in the face of baseball
with what he did to baseball, but you know that's
on Fox in the Mothership. If you can't come up
with somebody better, then all right, fine, I don't watch.
I feel bad for Jeters sitting there, But as many
people have told me, you need to get over yourself. Yeah,

probably do so I'll just get rid of steroid testing
and there to be okay, right, I mean, we have it,
let's utilize it. Maybe what we see is real, that's all.
And look, I'll go to my grave feeling that way
guys benefited. Bonds are passed, Hank Aaron All Time Home

Run Champ. It's not it's not right, not right, Michael
and Nashville. Hey Mike, what's on your mind today?

Speaker 14 (36:00):
Hey Dan? Five? So Dan, I know you like dark
humor and referencing that chemo joke with Todd from earlier
in the week, I think I might have you beat.
I'm also part of the Dead Dad's Club. And quick
reference for this joke, My dad died on a first
date and he choked to death. So my girlfriend at
the time and I were walking down Bourbon Street and

she said, I don't think you can truly handle my
dark my real dark humor. I said, Oh, come on,
lay it on me. It can't be that bad. She said, well,
I have a really good joke about your dad, but
if I tried telling you, I would choke.

Speaker 2 (36:34):
Wow. Well, so did you marry her?

Speaker 14 (36:40):
No, we aren't together anymore. But I dropped my jaw
and I.

Speaker 6 (36:43):
Was amazed by how quickly she had that.

Speaker 14 (36:45):

Speaker 2 (36:45):
Wait, your dad died on a first date and he
choked to death.

Speaker 14 (36:49):
Yeah, he did at a restaurant called Folks Folly in Memphis.

Speaker 2 (36:53):
First date, last day, Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, Wait, what
was the Yelp review on that when two stars great
service for service to die for. Thank you, Michael.

Speaker 7 (37:06):
He didn't have to pay for the day cost.

Speaker 2 (37:08):
Yeah, he didn't have to. She had to pick up
the check. I guess. And I was at a Chinese
restaurant in New York City when a gentleman had an episode.
He was having a stroke and the restaurant was packed
in Chinatown. People were stepping over the man while he
was on the floor. I style, Yes, ty Lou was

on the floor and everybody was iversent there. Willie in
West Virginia, Hi, Willie, what's on your mind today?

Speaker 1 (37:38):

Speaker 15 (37:39):
Dan, trying to get a hold of you old like trying
to get a hold of Chave people. I've been trying
to call in and wish Mitchie welcome back from her
LEBA absence of her relegation, So welcome back part time. Secondly, Dan,
if I come out of retirement and knocking on that door.

Speaker 2 (37:59):
You're relegating, thank you. Willie doing his Charles Barkley impersonation,
knuckle ahead, knucklehey, Ed Ryan and Sarahsota. Hi, Ryan, what's
on your mind today?

Speaker 7 (38:16):

Speaker 2 (38:17):
No, no, no, not that Ryan, Yes, Ryan.

Speaker 16 (38:22):
No, not Ryan from Honolulu. Hey, you just want to
save four pies to the face on this scenario. Since
the NBA draft is.

Speaker 17 (38:33):
Not well stacked today, I believe what if one of
the other teams picked Bronni first, since Lebron's a free agent,
and then Lebron goes over to that team that picked Bronni.

Speaker 16 (38:46):
And there you go, he has another championship.

Speaker 2 (38:49):
You know, what we brought up was that you could
draft Bronnie and hold him hostage and then say to
the Lakers you have to give us whatever. But I
don't know if you want to cross Rich Paul Lebron
James agent there, and I don't think that Lebron is
going to go. You know what, where did Bronnie get drafted?
He got drafted by Brooklyn. I'm going to Brooklyn. I

don't think that's going to happen. Chris and Idaho, Hi, Chris, Hey, Dan.

Speaker 18 (39:20):
First time, long time.

Speaker 6 (39:22):
So I was.

Speaker 18 (39:24):
Just thinking one way the Baseball Hall of Fame can
get these players in and kind of meet in the middle.
As old school video games, they used to not have players'
names but their number and position. Like Bill Belichick was
never in a video game of Coach Patriots, so maybe

they can do like number twenty five San Francisco Giants.

Speaker 2 (39:49):
Well, I appreciate that. It's if they put him in,
they put him in, and I'm not going to lose
sleep over it. It just feels like baseball's trying to
move fast. Leave that in the in its wake, and
that it never happened or it wasn't that big a
deal when it happened. Yes, Marv.

Speaker 9 (40:10):
In the general public, seven fifty five, seven fourteen, six,
sixty five, twenty one, you know those numbers. I know
Barry bonds home on total, but most people have no clue.
It doesn't mean anything.

Speaker 2 (40:22):
Let's go around the room. If we learned anything, Todd,
would you learn today?

Speaker 10 (40:25):
The Lakers realistic goals should be to try and be
a four or five seed, maybe second round of the playoffs.
Not to be a playoff team.

Speaker 2 (40:30):
Yeah, not a in play in team. Seat No, O Connor,
would you.

Speaker 5 (40:33):
Learn Denwyck He may or may not have been on
stage with Kenjil Kamar this week.

Speaker 2 (40:36):
We don't know. I know, O boy, that was in it.
You had some ball players up there, Yeah, I had
some ball players up there. Yikes, Marvin, you're not big
on championship parades. No, I'm not No, they get sloppy. Paul,
what'd you learn today? JJ?

Speaker 7 (40:50):
Reddick's middle name is Clay Todd.

Speaker 2 (40:53):
Would I learn today?

Speaker 10 (40:54):
Doug Gottlie will be making his UW Green Bay coaching
debut against Oklahomas.

Speaker 2 (40:58):
Alma Model, Oklahoma. Say fun. Sliding into the weekend brought
to you by our partners King Sawaiian and they want
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