Daly Dose #135 The 2017 Daly Dose NBA Awards

This week on the Daly Dose, we take a look back at the 2017 NBA season and hand out some end of the year awards! Who did we vote for as the Rookie of the Year, Offensive Player of the Year, and Most Valuable Player? What about Executive of the Year, and the Least Valuable Player of the year? We wrap up the season by celebrating the best of the NBA!

There is a parent in college football that is actually doing a great job, Jordan Spieth did some celebrating at the Travelers Championship, and we are okay with that, and the Oakland Raiders and the Kansas City Chiefs are making some offseason moves.

Plus, we look at the winners and losers of the 2017 NBA Draft, and we count down the Top 5 greatest players selected with the top five selections in NBA Draft history.

Listen here to Episode #135 The 2017 Daly Dose NBA Awards

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Sports world shocked as BIG3 league suffers only one major opening week injury

A new basketball league opened over the weekend, and the sports world was shocked at the results.

Rapper-actor Ice Cube started the 3-on-3 BIG3 basketball league, which features former NBA greats as both players and coaches.

The league currently has eight teams which are coached by former players Allen Iverson, Gary Payton, George Gervin, Julius Erving, Rick Mahorn, Rick Barry, Clyde Drexler, and Charles Oakley.

Each team consists of five players, and one coach. There will be eight regular season games, followed by two postseason weeks to determine a champion. The 3-on-3 game is played on a half court, and follows traditional two and three point scoring rules. A four point shot is also available.

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The players are a mix of former NBA stars including 46 year old Kenny Anderson, 39-year-old Kenyon Martin, 41-year-old Jason Williams, 49-year-old Kendall Gill, and 48-year-old Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf.

On Sunday, the crowd at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn was treated to various musical performances, in addition to the four games of the week. Many in the audience were absolutely shocked that there was only one major injury. During the game between the 3 Headed Monsters and the Ghost Ballers, the point guard nicknamed “White Chocolate” went down with what appeared to be a serious leg injury.

The Daly Dose was able to speak with a few members of the opening day crowd, and the consensus was definitely a feeling of surprise.

“I brought my son here to see some injuries. We saw one big one, but I thought there would be more.” said Dahntay from Brooklyn.

Jason traveled from upstate New York with his wife and two children. “We have been to some NASCAR races, and we have seen some bad crashes. I drove the family here to see a few of these old guys go down in a similar fashion. I was kind of surprised that we only saw it happen once. But I guess we can hope it’s a little better next week,”

Next week’s games will take place in NASCAR country as it moves to the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Maybe a NASCAR city will be the site for more breakdowns.

 

 

 

 

Daly Dose #134 The Russ McKinstry Interview Part 2

This week on the Daly Dose, we continue our discussion with high school basketball coach Russ McKinstry. Following his bout with cancer, he was able to get back into coaching, and help his new team reach a pretty amazing level.

What should parents expect from the children’s athletic career? What are we failing to teach our young players? And who are the greatest basketball players in the history of the NBA, and does LeBron James belong in that conversation? Are the Golden State Warriors one of the greatest teams in league history? We pick Coach Mac’s brain on a few different topics!

Plus what to look for in the 2017 NBA Draft on Thursday night, and one team has to feel really good about their franchise going forward, but it might not be who you think.

Don’t miss a special episode of the Daly Dose!

Listen here to Episode 134 The Russ McKinstry Interview Part 2!

 

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LeBron James to take on Michael Phelps in swim race on Mayweather vs. McGregor undercard

The Floyd Mayweather vs. Connor McGregor fight has taken some criticism for being a shameless money grab by many in the sports world. The formerly retired championship boxer Mayweather, will square off against the UFC lightweight champion Connor McGregor, on August 26th in Las Vegas.

Nevermind that McGregor has never fought a professional boxing match. Forget for a moment that Mayweather has only selected opponents that he knows are inferior. UFC president Dana White says that this will be a competitive fight, and he is in the process of booking an undercard that will be fitting.

It was announced on Monday, that Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James will take on former Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps in a 100 meter freestyle swimming sprint prior to the big fight.

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White answered critics that said this is turning into more of a circus than a legitimate boxing match. “This is not a circus. We are trying to put together the top contenders that we can find. Floyd and Connor are the top two contenders.” White stated. “Granted, Floyd is retired, and Connor plays a different sport, but they are still a very intriguing matchup. And this race between Lebron and Michael is going to be top notch as well. LeBron James is one of the top athletes in the world today. Are you really going to bet against him? And Michael Phelps is old. He’s super old. He smokes dope. I’m telling you. This is going to be a really close race. Who knows? LeBron is going to beat him. And then he just might swim in the next Olympics, and never return to basketball. Never say never.”

Is there any truth to the rumor that that is fight is just being rushed to take place to upstage the Gennady Golovkin vs. Canleo Alvarez fight that is scheduled for September 16th, and being promoted by Golden Boy promotions?

“That is absolutely false.” White told the Daly Dose. “We didn’t even pay attention to that. We simply wanted to get the top stars into the ring, and the pool as soon as possible. We didn’t even know there was another fight. We are simply trying to put together a quality card. A legitimate card. A card featuring some of the top performers that we can find. By the way, do you have Usain Bolt’s number? We were thinking he might want to have a skating race against Sidney Crosby!”

 

Daly Dose #133 The Russ McKinstry Interview

This week on the Daly Dose we sit down with long time high school basketball coach Russ McKinstry. Coach Mac has coached for over 30 years in Kansas, Colorado, and Arizona. He discusses how he got started in coaching, some of his biggest victories, best players, toughest opponents, and lessons that he learned along the way. He also discusses his battle with cancer, and how he was able to fight through that difficult time. It is an interview that you don’t want to miss!

Plus, we do discuss the NBA Finals and how the Golden State Warriors were able to knock off the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Pittsburgh Penguins won their second Stanley Cup in a row, and now Nashville Predators fans can get back to normal.

And what does Oklahoma Sooners football coach Bob Stoops’ retirement mean to the rest of the Big 12?

Listen here to a very special Episode 133: The Russ McKinstry Interview!

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JR Smith tweets “Cavs in 8” following Game 5 loss to Warriors

Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard J.R. Smith has never met a shot…or apparently a tweet that he doesn’t like. Following the Cavaliers loss to the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 last week, Smith tweeted out “Cavs in 7.” However, he claims his twitter account was hacked, and that he never actually sent that message.

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“I’m smarter than that.” stated Smith.  That revelation was actually met with some disappointment, as many considered the prediction to be proof of the faith he still had in his teammates to rally, and win four games in a row.

On Monday night, the Warriors wrapped up their second title in three seasons with a convincing 129-120 victory over the Cavaliers to complete the best-of-seven series.

As Warriors forward Kevin Durant received his Finals MVP award, and the Warriors celebrated their title, Smith’s twitter flashed again. This time it stated “Cavs in 8.” You really can’t blame Smith for the Game 5 loss. He went 9 for 11 from the field, shooting 7 for 8 from three-point range. You can, however, understand why he would be so confused after watching his defense on Steph Curry for much of the series. Curry averaged 29 points, and nearly 10 assists for the series.

Daly Dose #132 LeBron vs. Michael

This week on the Daly Dose, we are taking a look at what we have seen so far in the 2017 NBA Finals, between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors. Is the series over, or can Cleveland stage another comeback?

The Stanley Cup Final is actually very competitive, but we have a warning for Nashville Predators fans as their team battles the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The NFL offseason has been full of storylines so far, but many of them are just hype.

With Mike Trout on the disabled list, who is now the best player in Major League Baseball?

Do you realize that College Football is just 80 days away? And we have some great early season matchups coming!

And then we count down the Top 5 reasons that LeBron James can never be on the same level as Michael Jordan!

Listen here to Episode #132 LeBron vs Michael!

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Cavaliers to sign Rihanna in hopes of bolstering bench

After two NBA Finals games, in which the Cleveland Cavaliers have been beaten by a combined score of 145 to 104 by the Golden State Warriors, management has decided to make a drastic move.

Cavaliers general manager David Griffin has announced that pop star Rihanna will be signed immediately to a 10 day contract. “We realize that this might seem unorthodox, but desperate times call for desperate measures. ” Griffin stated. “Rihanna has showed more passion than Kyle Korver, Channing Frye, and Deron Williams combined. At least she shows up for the games.”

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The Barbadian singer, songwriter, and actress has never actually played organized basketball, but she doesn’t have huge shoes to fill. Through the first two games, Korver, Smith, and Williams have compiled a whopping 10 points combined.

“I think Rihanna can score five points per game.” Griffin said. “And if nothing else, she can distract the opposing players just by wearing a pair of basketball shorts on the floor. That would be more than any of these guys have done.”

Does Griffin worry that this lack of production from the Cavaliers bench could be an indictment of the quality in which he has done his job?

“I didn’t sign those guys.” Griffin insisted. “Those were Lebron’s guys, and he made the choice to sign them. I am just trying to correct his mistakes.”

 

Daly Dose #131 The show about nothing

This week on the Daly Dose, Clint is joined by Larry from Centennial for an unscripted show about nothing, recorded in Winter Park, Colorado. With a very dry season coming for the sports world, they discuss some alternative sports to watch until football season rolls around again.

Why the Indy 500 has a very personal value for Clint, Larry has a special interest in college lacrosse, and they try to come up with things that are more interesting than the French Open.

Who are you cheering for in the Stanley Cup Final? Sidney Crosby is a very underrated player, and we begrudgingly have an underrated team in Major League Baseball.

Plus, NFL rule changes, our picks for the NBA Finals, and counting down the Top 5 NBA Finals with the highest television ratings of all time!

Listen here to a very special Episode #131: The show about nothing!

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