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.
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!
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.
“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.
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.”
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.”
This week on the Daly Dose we are looking forward to the holiday weekend! With Memorial Day being a time for remembrance we recall a few things that we miss in the world of sports. From the big hits in football, to the days before instant replay, to real sports news there are a number of things that have us feeling nostalgic.
With the release of his new brand Big Baller line of shoes, LaVar Ball has had to justify the premium prices of the items listed on his website.
Many in the sports world have questioned the price of the the main shoe, the ZO2, which is currently retailing for $495. The shoes will not even ship until November, and many critics are bashing everything about the new line, from the originality of the logo to the design of the shoe itself. Ball has refused to disclose any sales numbers, or even who is making the shoe. There are also a pair of sandals that are available to order for $220. All profits from the sales go directly to the Ball family.
In response to many of the critics, Ball released the following statement on Twitter:
Big Baller’s loose! If you can’t afford the ZO2’S, you’re NOT a BIG BALLER! 💰
He also spoke to the initial backlash stating that “Prada and Gucci is selling theirs for what they want,” Ball said. “Ours is better than that. It feels better.”
However, Ball has to be concerned by the fact that he was turned down by the major shoe companies — Nike, Adidas, and Under Armour. if sales do not take off, he will have lost a substantial amount of money.
“I’ve always been a big baller, but I am really hoping that people buy these shoes, or I lost a few million bucks.” Ball stated. “If this fails, I might be less of a big baller, which would be sad. I would have to wonder if I should have spent my money in a more lucrative way. Like perhaps shooting lessons for my son Lonzo.”
This week on the Daly Dose, we take a look at the wild weekend that was the 2017 NFL Draft! Who were the winners and losers as NFL teams selected the top collegiate talent? NFL writer Dillon Brooks stops by to discuss which teams got better, and who may have fallen short!
The NBA conference semifinals are under way, and Clint and Dillon give you their picks in each series, and a few things that have stood out so far.
This week on the Daly Dose, we are discussing the reality television show that is the 2017 NFL Draft! Longtime friend of the show, Larry from Centennial stops by to discuss the yearly phenomenon that is the NFL Draft. We play a game of “You make the pick” and discuss all of the bizarre things that we may see on draft night.
Our picks for who will win the NHL Stanley Cup this season, and we also play a game called “Name the real hockey player”.
The NBA playoffs are heating up, and we share what we have learned from the games so far.
And this week we count down the Top 5 greatest NFL Draft classes of all time!
Listen here to Episode 126: The 2017 NFL Draft Preview