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It's Paul Hamels CN. You understand that the world does not revolve around you when your. Do whatever it takes. Who won as many people's lives so long as you can make a name for yourself as an investigatory journalist no matter how many friends you lose our people believed dead and let it die along the way. You GI Sports Radio 550. Followed a moment Howard Jeremy Matthew you're also talking about Kevin Durant today that. Giant news in the sporting world yesterday the Durant was leaving Oklahoma City. And going to the Golden State Warriors so leaving the thunder part day. Part. Going to the team that won the championship two years ago was a limited by the thunder this year and then lost in the final the Cleveland Cavaliers. How to get about the rant leading Oklahoma City for Golden State. Our web poll is up WGR 550 dot com we're talking about it as well an eagle 30550. 888550. To 515 fans are upset. That he left for poor we left for not left olds are Oklahoma City necessarily but he ends up going to Golden State. The kings of the west so to speak so we'll take your calls that an 8030550 and we'll talk hockey along with Paul there. Is one thing about it that disappoints me I'm not disappointed by the move but if there's one thing it's maybe that. There is fought the east could have a second really good team and it looks like it'll be LeBron. And the caps coming out of east again Cleveland earns our Boston gets a little better. But they were looking at the ranch he goes to Golden State's so. At it. At the end of today it ends up looking like old saying clear from the finals again a third straight year which I'd be totally in four. But. I'm. Getting upset at the ranch we sought with LeBron we're seeing it would Jimmy VC we can bring a civil Paul when players make their own decisions that we get mad at them. All adolescent they're probably like regular people tell me the DC's a prima Donna he's a jerk he's a loser he should shut up and play like why. He is exercising his right to go to college for four years graduate and then under NHL rules. He's not the first to do what he's not the second to do it this bunch of guys have done this and I guess that. He can post them coast he could just want to see what everybody has to say and then saying you know what I like the sabres situation the best. And then Simon buffalo which are the guys that have left the U dramatic eagle one Briere and Drury left. People were mad at that that the players are met the sabres more. You'll let this happen you let this you let things get to this spot Oklahoma City you lean on the ransom freeagent. However you must not be sold on what they're gonna do maybe the traded a Reebok was a thing maybe Westbrook maybe he's going to leave at the end of the year so. And the organization you do the best you can and sometimes players are gonna wanna leave a BC wants to play for Boston. You know good lucky kid. It'll 30515 join us and Kevin Durant. Normally Paul coming ominous would be the big story of the day but he was upstaged by the Kevin Durant news good morning mr. Hamilton aria. Good morning gentlemen how are all I don't ever try to figure out this one when was the last time a player left here a Saber bill and you're angry at that guy. Like a lot of times bills that put the planet built players have left over the years but we look at ago while the bills were in pain and everybody they just walked away from. Nate Clements Antoine Winfield whatever Andy levee treat Gerris Byrd went last time we felt. Betrayed by a player who was last time a bills player left the good teams know that's the that's the part about the grand Healy. Eves ago good team. You know I personally I've government angry about it the relieving him in. That's what I say tell people bug BC he needs following the collective bargaining agreement is collectively bargained. Well what he's doing soul. He's doing nothing wrong and deceit and Eric in there see this that it the other thing people you've never met them don't know Woody's. What he is as a player that does what other players do under the collective bargaining agreement. People follow it why is our. Or also not arrogant. And an idiot because he left the islanders. He needs they sleep in the same thing BC's David mount airy but he only what a jerk hero also isn't. How lawyer and he is everything else he he took advantage of the collective bargaining agreement. And used his rights and went on and became a Saber or free agencies it's no different and by. You know O Paulo Sousa a hero and he's he's an idiot I mean it's I don't you know and a Paulus got any questions comments on the sabres shouldn't call us up now at 8030550. We'll take your your questions and Paul are mr. Hamilton let's start with Kyle oppose roe. Weird why does he fit and where does he fit with the sabres. Well of course I've already set there figured out my lines. I I did it with VC basically. All you cheated Paul yeah I didn't mind without VC. Not in my witnessed a guide. Its its its dependency. Canes the wildcard here because if there's any proof at all not not if he's arrested visited proof at all that he laid hands on a woman he could get suspended by the national hockey and man in or sabres to trade him or a lot of things happen. The that could be wild card but if he's still around. You know I would guess species can play with Michael Reinhart and then came would be aware of O Reilly you know post so. And that would put and is now in your instance. May be fully you know limit break that other group opt. And portfolio because we don't portfolio there that you're an apartment Molson there or glory day. And if you're removed bolts about the emotional move up with proposal would see a boost to have a chemistry. Paula Maliki government report. Why how much time they give Molson to show that he can get a step back. And embrace the idea that he lost the staff and was himself is Rochester possible if things don't go well now I I don't think so vital. If you've if you put him away were sent to Rochester I don't think you're an average guy with a very good attitude down there. I don't think that's what you want the kids to be. I was you know not just that but would with the players here really have trouble with that with. In a sometimes as a business other times it's you know don't don't do that guy that way. But get over over all. I mean the sabres. Treat players well I mean. You know he when they bought out or off. Beam. That was a great deal for air off I mean and and the players can't say well he was treated portly. He treated pretty well he left with a pretty good chunk of change here and that was able to move on to make more money on other teams. So teams look at that and they say well what about you know the sabres at least you know. They give a bouquet that way so. Really I think works in the other way Seoul that the sabres never pretty good reputation of the league if that were to happen. Idol that 11. Instances when. All your Molson idea is based on Cain not being here. Now I came being here OK so you'd have Cain Kate came would be down quicker exit is OK she'd OK guys he flipped the third line and you move Molson that's only if you just wanna give a shot to see if the two of them have some chemistry and dollars to wilder has its animals did his best work. You know what's what's he witnessed dozens. So it came quicker than you think it's possible that Molson or some kind of bounce back season. It's possible should thank you Kevin Garnett I got is what I mean I did the same thing I'd I'd put lines together too and honestly Molson. I got the mishmash of wingers left over where to fit him in Molson there. With a lean on Delorean I'm just like okay were right I forgot that bull that was on the roster and thought oh gosh I got bolts into where does he fit. The IRA. And the justices. What was the lot Leo first came up was that Stafford staff that's in effort I could remember was on the right wing but. When you when you when you flip. Not to plays better on the right and it just plays better on the right one of them surely yes can play left by. The things that we could get that first opportunity to play there are many would have Larson Gionta and either bolster Delorean. You know workers were if that. I'm Paula this fatal real bucket to joining us on the AT&T hotline. In terms of a post so I thought that Tim Pawlenty said about how. You didn't have to sell among the city and all this other stuff and ownership you talked about it keep doctor Stafford doc the malls and he just had to be sold on the organization. How how significant is it getting a guy like that Tim Murray when he talked to you guys said. You know that the they ran out the stuff about you know I wanna be a destination all that. But they only got the guy who a lot of people thought after Stamkos had signed was the top free agent forward on the market. To come here so how significant was that they here's guessing at some on city in the owner as the learned about the organization. How much does it matter getting the top guy to come. It's a lot and there was. Relatives. That suffer from buffalo in addition to talking to those players that you mentioned so that that help 20. I hope people understand how much we come buying. Helps them make an impression on eighteen Euro players where agreement drafted in the week. That's their first impression of buffalo its not coming here on a bus at 2 in the morning on the 33. It looks like it's a budget blurred out buildings and everything they they get to see what buffalo is really about. And you know he later said it best experts experienced buffaloes the Columbine and he loved it. He went sightseeing in and really enjoyed it and was looking forward to coming back for the draft. And wanted to be drafted by the sabres him. So don't mean I think I think the com I'm being years very very important rule. For the sabres to get young players a good first impression buffaloes they enter the national ought. Paul in an interview back your top six in an interview done before. The signing period before post assignment the sabres Jimmy V she told the Boston Globe. There's two or three teams in his mind but he's still planning to go to free agency to talk to coaches and GMs and find out. Their role for him do his homework about the organization so forth and so on. Tim Murray mentioned they're going to make some kind of pitched a BC this week. OK what what was the updated VC chances where's the VC meter this week. Well people are like sales while they like why is it gonna talk to buffalo we go to eventually talk about law. Even if he has waiting till the end he's going to meet with teams and he's gonna meet with the sabres. So what's wrong with meeting with the sabres this week. That meeting eventually has to place the question is. Does he wanna meet with other teams in just evaluate everything. Even if he likes buffalo and he really says to himself. May appear pretty good but he still might wanna take it to the end. And just make Georgia's here when other teams have to say. And buffalo still could be the winner in the decisions so. That sounds like what he's getting it's like. You know where. Word of word and listen and then that you know were atlas and everybody at the end it felt like make a fairly quick decision. Once August 15 rolls around so. I'll see you never know I mean if there's I'd never say never he could. Audio here would they have to say in. Just a news AG you know why. I wanna play with Michael. This results announced on what sources. In knows soul. That happened bad. As they sent it just because if buffalo goes their egos aside right away though to start thinking while Buffalo's out. Mr. Hamilton I wanna ask you about on Anders Nilsson. Gotta be honest with not really impressive is that line so it showed Tim Murray goes to a back up plan for the backup goalie trades for Nelson has got I got. 900 save percentage. Huge Paul what do what what I know if the backup goalie but still that's not very reassuring. He he is I think woody is he's 26 years old now he has played. With the islanders the blues. And the and the Oilers see he has put him. Now games I think where. It's it's a pretty good sample 52 NHL games even in the 88 shell he played 46 teams in Bridgeport. 267. And nine elevenths save percentage in the HL does not abreast neither yet so it's it's it's. Not justice on the NHL level. And memory always says. My main goal every days to get better and I don't think he got better with this one guy. I'd. I know yelled at center rock does a better goalie than under Neilson but. He'd he had here as they hang out punched aren't little goaltenders. Something you're dissent Roth has overcome his whole career. And the only senator Roth would play in buffalo. And I don't think receivers got better as I think they left the better goalie out on the street market. All mark I mean is it possible he could be ready to be the backup goalie or would they prefer it would would you think they prefer that he gets another year in Rochester. He Courtney good backup goalie and be fine. I just think it's better for his development if he's the number one guy at Rochester. I just don't think now's the time to be having him sit here as a back up. Now gas Nielsen could be the guy at Rochester at all market be the backup goaltender. It could also be if the latter were to get her. Nielsen finishes the game that he backs up all bark. You know why why letters irked by. I don't think they're gonna play musical goaltenders every time the sabres do you start out of their backup goaltender. And bring all Markoff. You know have him play and go back down so I mean also is gonna have to play if he's the backup goalie. It's just if it's a long term injury in my C. Really improves. Suppose he could but. Has he really improves if there's a long term injury I think. All mark comes out that battles for the job a couple of things were let's go. What are the chances they're still trying to work got to deal a trade for Cam Fowler. Well with it timber he's. Never say they've never withstand the thing you got to watch success they are to a point with their salary cap with the guys they have to sign. Tick tick list of lion probably let's puzzlement for around six now. And they basically are to a point now where it's going to be money in money out if you bring some money in your NAFTA put some money you know. Because they still have to sign hopefully you know incur x.s and that's not going to be huge money none of them might switch over yet that's exactly it's and you might sign VC. News outlets ABC puts it where it is 925. In there. And I don't have Foleo a slider berg says and I have them for approximately. About eleven million dollars in salary cap world. Leader is a lot it would take six that that that put him down around five. And hopefully you know last year made over two million dollars occurrences may 014. So he'll probably be around two million dollar range. And as you can see your your not to a point where you can bring in somebody makes money. And all you can rein in its somebody's make the league minimum entry Carla equally Arco would be your seventh the but. And that's adjusted falcon I have him on the roster as the seventh day so that only six or 50000 dollars salary so. If you're going to bring a dialect follower of you're going to have to trade some money out either through the docs or somebody else so. Sinners have been in this position in the wild nowhere where there at a at a point where if you're gonna bring money in money has the lottery your video recap. Paul if you sent a got a Rochester does it come off the books. If he's waving goes down he's no longer on your cap correct odd 925000. It would go walk your cap that's now that's it out okay. Ignites them and I want I'm just look at what's I think it's not I think it's nine under I wonder about McCormick in that spot right like. He's on people might forget he's on the team in colonies. One point five so McCormick I wonder about Franzen what they think about him if they would move him try to move him I mean you know a ton of interest last year so I understand NS in the salary cap aero. Cody McCormick can't play medically I don't understand why he would count against the there's no there's no medical exception. There should be and it's it's again something I would need to look up but I it's Germany's race he Islamic outbreak now and if he announces his retirement because of injury mean he. Is a doctor is telling him. He could die if he plays. And then that goes against. Salary cap I don't know why I know there are a lot of sleazy things that go on in pro sports but. I mean something like that can be prove it and and you know it's not like. They its two week wait that Molson blow because some injuries weakness in and you know that kind of things and it's I don't know I just think that. That one point five should not care. Paula this year you get to watch an actual hockey this week right to will be talking as the week goes on about the development camp. Yeah I got it Robert go to harbors and yet he's probably should not forget I can I keep forgetting an accurate that it harbors and that's at the arena texture Paul. Don't forget players are starting to get from the buffalo. We start tomorrow and note folks don't expect to check Michael's hair and are they are NHL players now they. Justin Bailey he'll be there but you'll you'll see those two and nor should see those they're they're done with development. That's right Michael can stay in in new England and recruit Jimmy BC it's okay the fifth and Jimmy BC. For people he will not be varies not. Going to show up and do anything unless he has counter okay. Sounds like you Paul. Have a good day I keep try to get there at a Paris via the view. Not happen for I gotta nickel in my pocket and says that the thanks mister Hamilton that you care this on the AT&T hotline we get back again and instinct we. About the potential downside to the Kevin Durant to Golden State. Get to that just a moment it is Tuesday. We were up yesterday. So we'll do our Ted hot player of the week we identified that player last hour you know who it is that person. You can call now 6449878. The price of forty dollar gift card debts hot dogs general contents rules apply. Cunard Ted's hot player of the week call right now 644987. It will start caller five. We'll take the first correct response and that person wins with forty dollar gift card to head hot dogs. GR Sports Radio 550 and WG ER 515 dot com. Kevin Durant heading to Golden State to join the warriors in a moment we does that what we. Pick apart a video that child being told this and crying to decide if the child is being put up to crying about it. It's it's it's okay could that is what I was gonna bring this up I think this is I was thinking about young thunder fans finding out now Kevin Durant was able go through that moment the rant. The warriors to your deal one and no player option for a second. The warriors losing Bogut gonna trade him to Dallas and Harrison Barnes is signing with the mavericks as well for a four year deal for monstrous money Max deal. Baseball on the fourth the jays beat Kansas City yankees lost to the White Sox. The Mets are down six nothing came back to beat. Marlins Mets have won five straight down the bison to over Rochester. The Wimbledon women's quarterfinals are underway as we speak Serena Williams the top seed will be out on the court at ten. The men's quarterfinals are set. Among those advancing to the round of eight Roger Federer and Andy Murray and from the world of football markets Goodwin Buffalo Bills wide receiver. Failed in his attempt to qualify. For the Olympics. Both your sports headlines brought to you by Arthur Preston questionnaire Traficant DWI attorney. Go to ticket to justice dot com that's ticket the justice dot com our next update comes up at 9 o'clock. Hey miles. Kevin Durant I'm going to be on the underneath. They find who have another team. It's. Fun. Yeah. And I. Gets better as ago as well get them to like get up like. Pathon. Here I'd like to break your heart what was it during that time by the way I feel like the regular pool and a Kevin Durant sleeping and after all by the way he's gold and. I'm saying if it's taken kids but up to a older child the nicer actors not just because he's in the case says why. He signed and another team that the kids Smart to say why. The appeal like the way about a follow up question to what do you mean he signed or. There have been some like this child understands signing with another guy at that point father says wells on heat it's a two year deal and it's a burst your option after I signed it could come back I mean did he Kaplan up. The get a player option. It could come back after one year also I think you can always tell when their reaction that the kid is making a base of like. I'm sad face right now but I think it's fake. Well probably the dad the dad knows the kid loves to Iran so Vicki and I picnic at indicated sending the dad Sid the kid I'm gonna turn myself yes when you cry when she decried. I pretend to cry about that and the challenges they apology in the face I think it was that set up special. Well punch him in the face line first taxed on that came crying Saab sounds more fake. And when I fate cried breaking up at my last girlfriend. The first text. Yeah I think it's OK I just figured you know you might pull in my if if it's his favorite player. And you know the kid's gonna be upset you take the phone you go over the pool to go. And by the way little Tommy Kevin Durant leaving a servant like fifty of these every time everybody leaves somebody takes a picture of their kid pretending to be says another tax my son is three he always asks why no matter what it's true. So why he signed another team the what do bit another why yeah why. Because they gave more money. Just keep cast by tsunami that that they wouldn't even more money right diplomacy Republican on that thing yeah. Did the kid asked the daddy is Russell west for getting an extension I don't think that's yet they'll think that crying next year when he leaves and to be a better actor by the in theory. And derailed by the way next year. Noddle he can get out of the contract because it's got an option year for year number two and next year the cap is going up. Upon again so he can get the Max contract that's out of Golden State just I know you wanna bring up thing that is bad about this or you don't like about a I'd like to do quick follow up and then they need to teller but about the golf term. I mean for wrote an article at our website. Months ago about how the NHL players. Should take note of what is happening in the NBA. The salary cap is going up at an alarming rate and it's because of television deals have twenty form and when it's gone up forty million dollars and two years. It gets for you for right now bright forty million herb in two or three years it's gonna go up again another 25 million. And the players get that the weekend was massive reaction to I can't believe Harrison Barnes gets that I can't believe that. Al Horford gets over and over again at how much money. Even did a few miles dobbs who got what 64 million. It's because there are only so many jobs and has a lot of money coming in so they're gonna get a ton of money to play sports hey hockey players. If you want the Max salary instead of being like eight NetApp for Stephen stand coast and ten for Kane and Toews who wanted to be. Twenty million. Make your game as television friendly as possible. Owners should want it players should want it east seemed to want it. Well so you're just leaving all this money on the table television money is the best kind of money Atticus also says forget your parity love. You that you love your parody by it. The NBA is just going up and up and up and up. And they don't really have a cap went from theirs they mean that that this is where you can pull up the NH LTV rights deal and just laugh. The cap went from seventy to 94 in part. And it's gonna go next year up I like rightly said maybe another twenty million. The new TV rights deal. 24 billion dollars over nine years with the NB ATV rights mean and it's never gonna touch that. But it's pointed out the league is also raking in profits from ticket sales merchandise. And developing overseas business so it is and I mean yes it's 44 billion dollars from. TV but they're making a ton of money and other key area right sport should be. Capitalizing on core carters and Tivo and DVR and it all that's left to people watch live. Our. While game thrown because there won't be spoiled but. It's it's sports we're looking at the history the NBA cap OK so it went from 58109. Before right. In about four years then. So. How the public of a jump is that at 36. OK you army go backwards 36 million dollars or. It had been between 5049. And 58 for a decade. So nine million dollars up up only nine million dollars and ten years and now it's going up about 40000003. Sold guess again and then next year's edition and torn ligaments and guess who's get rich. And don't just be mad at the players for sign these contracts don't think they're worth the owners are making enough money to pay them. So business is great. In the NBA wears in the NHL. And I still with terrible TV deal they're working with. They've got to find a way to get streaming in and local networks to continue to drive money a lot of these teams are gonna get a sixteen million dollar check from Vegas and it's the biggest check they'll see in ten keepers. Because they'd lose money. And there are NBA teams are probably lose money that you don't share their revenue. To a degree but man you just. If you look at the money that's been around in the NBA and it's because. The television contract is so healthy that's why the NFL does so well obviously in a week gobs of money from television as well. When asked about Golden State and direct going to Golden State when you first started talking about the warriors last season you mentioned you know papers they're fun to watch. And they're entertaining and you know they're put up threes and they're scored a hundred plus points in their share in the ball under just a really fun thing to watch a guy. Or John tweet it in on to rent a don't know that he fits their style of play but I do know. I no longer have a desire to follow them at all hash tag not as fun I don't know that I'll actively be rooting against them like I was against that arrogant heat team. But I'm over them. Okay. Is Golden State still love cuddly fun loveable group known as direct make them a superpower the people not want to root for anymore. I don't think they're cuddly fun loveable and I think they'd lost some of that and I. And the final I lost that is what they were how they were behaving man as fairly to rant coming over I think they lost that when trim on green sort of punching guys in the you know look at the per -- Thompson got into the war virtual yellow on James which it's fine by me I think they've become. More polarizing. For awhile they Ben everybody thought they were fun and exciting and now in my people write to you might even say that when looking at how the warriors were put together. Stuff Korean in Klay Thompson word these great shooters they didn't have the freak of nature physical skills while the rant does. So Durant jumps on that team and because it becomes not like an old school player at all because he's currently one of the best players in the league now. But sure they become less. The the team that beat the game through scoring in the eighty com. A lot more of what I don't know and not traditional let's shoot threes with them a legal guys like he's great shoot he'll just add that in terms of not fitting their style I think he fits so perfectly. They'd pass and shoot well and he does votes is an injury that didn't fit the rants style it's that Russell Westbrook doesn't. Past welcome I don't look at the pick and roll let's say doesn't pick and roll with you know step courier Klay Thompson good luck recovering. If he just steps and replaces Harrison Barnes and that's that seem like a major it seems that it's not even fair. I and I don't yet to me iPad only the united in the same breath with the heat because. I did in a lot of us rooted against the heat this does not make me root against Golden State I mean I'd still. I was on for next season Cleveland got their championships so. I'd have to figure things out my knicks are dead so I have to figure out but I I do not look at Golden State like oh god this is Miami all over again. There's no way I want those guys to win. It was to grant him that if they than LeBron in and is just to me it's a completely different thing don't want I don't think the wars go all the press conference talk about. 23456. Championships and start doing that. I would not hold him in the same sentence with the people the warriors are the same team that would shoot the ball then turn around him for a win in in they have. Every bit of that I look at it is different from heat because I understood why LeBron wanted to go there. The horse and pony show was what irritated everybody of him going on the Jim Gray but. Cleveland didn't do enough for him not even close to getting to the point where he could win a title and Miami offered that opportunity it's not like Chris Bosh. Dwyane Wade is starting to pay to Chris Bosh is just an okay player he's pretty good in this case you're taking a team that RD 173. And adding this guy to. I think it's more dislike noble and then the heat war. Yeah I don't get that is closer because it does seem like well let's see what team was already gonna win even without me I'll just jump on whether. Why is that bad. I don't I don't like it from how it sets up for the lead connection. I get devil why is it something good to be mad at him for you know. Well here's if you go to the worst team Euro loser. And now if you go to the best team you're also lame like it because it's being called lame and our. With our web pols that 48% say it's they claim they have an I guy is obsessed with winning a title. And says I'm gonna go win a title. And that's bad I think what's agitating about it is it's just rich getting richer in this case it's not like Miami as a franchise had all these championships they had the one that Dwyane Wade won with. Shaquille O'Neal and that was Condit and then he comes back to Cleveland. They give my a couple of good players he wins again there's the story of hate Cleveland has been down for a really long time. The warriors have already been super great. They didn't need this they dig a little while a lot of heat and they needed either honestly I mean his team was. Up three games the one on the warriors already he comes from a great CNET that to me is the difference would LeBron LeBron was like a kid well in with his team is terrible. Not I was almost in the finals last year and probably would've won if they had made it. Maybe maybe not he could have given him more time with Stephen Adams they kind of just found a did a bit of a different. For reload Stephen Adams in the lineup but we hate to say he doesn't need this of the warriors don't need this these are two different parties pursuing. Titles. If not the whole point. Looking for titles at the guy makes a bunch of finals and doesn't win it's. Get out of here you're not good enough and I just think the LeBron era. It's been sold much of LeBron and nobody else that's good in the east. That when LeBron was with Miami they won titles and when he wasn't it became a Cinderella story and the NBA at some point we're gonna have to get past. The Cinderella story of the best player being on the team with nobody that's any good. Last year he was on a team with nobody that was good because carrier ring ever this year he got Irving. Healthy and amazing. So I'm just ready to move past the LeBron is gonna win every title by himself because people wanted to be as good errors or a better than Jordan and you'll ever do. Does he wins six and if he does it uphill in the snow all right I like. And a great team decided they wanted to great player and a great player decided he wanted to go to great team tonight that makes sense I totally get. Where it's coming from he wants to win a title this is kind of how it's been done with trying to build these super teams and everything that ever won a championship is that multiple. Really good players if not multiple superstars. So they're probably they're probably prepared to lose drain on green they'll let him walk. I'm maybe they decide to keep the ranked. There's just there's no magic in this though there's no well like there's nothing special about this it's just again news where it but now the Cleveland won the what's magic. Any thing I mean only a handful or teams ever win titles in the NBA having all right and how many teams that you've gone to that would have been guaranteed shot at least the Eastern Conference final or at best the NBA finals setting up for. Him with a chance that beats that occurring next year Indiana. But because Indiana. But is that magic. S that's magical Indiana is like basketball right I mean if he goes there and plays with who's on Indian oracle that all personal and you. You you are a pro at the have a choice of choice you can go to a place it's never won before and if you fail. Your core real lute will be remembered as hey thanks for trying but you fail or you can say I wanna do everything I can try and win championships. Or you can go to a place where it'll be well the reason you're one was that you just dropped by a team that RD 173 cents. But what's the problem with that but but you're but you're looking at a England garlic and open look from the league for when LeBron went back to Cleveland he couldn't pick the dregs of the league they've picked number 14 times. And grit and orchestrated trades to bring talent and they went from a team that was terrible to a team that added LeBron and make that that from the wigand's love trade and retiree Irving who. I'm sorry he wasn't as good as he is right now in his first year like LeBron wasn't a full. They were set up to beat pretty good as soon as he went back there it was you know what this team can probably get right back to the top because of what they have. And of course LeBron is a big part of it too. So it to me it's more of this conversational like you're supposed to go where it's miserable little I don't think so Bob let's stay you know Casey where you already have another superstar you're one game away from doing it anyway let me maybe don't like playing with that superstar spot and you know. I hadn't I hadn't thought about that but maybe there's something in Oklahoma City was and happy about but in Matthew. I I I hear your point letting us cadets now get your your not you're looking at it from the stamp whatever fan a fan of the NBA watching the sport. And you'd say okay what are you going therefore they are once every three games. The Golden State Oklahoma City series was one of the best sporting events and here's. Now if they play again next year while it's still a good story line to ran against his old team but when he. You're looking at it from a fan's perspective that's not Kevin Durant responsibility he has to look at it from he can't sit there and think okay. What I got to do here is something that's best for the league he just says I wanted to win a championship look Golden State. It said the rest team came called and said we need you we lost in game seven last year we won 73 games and we want you. I also look at it from. As a Michael myself action deranged fan I'm not that I went really when he came into the league like this this guy's special. This is something else like six foot ten. Any could shock the reason handled the ball that I think I tiger is really in on that the growth of Oklahoma City even though I hate when teams. Take a team in the leave and go to another place has presented to that but I mean Oklahoma City team was built a cool way with drafting Westbrook drafting. Derail it and becoming an elite team making it to the finals it had something special to it's something organic to it. And just going to the best team to mean just take that away from it entirely and makes me say I just can't really care about you anymore. While I used to say that it's organic nothing about free agencies. I mean him being drafted I don't of thing that you are saying Indiana Boston none of that would be a that would when that when the Celtics got Ray Allen Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett that was day all look at all these guys wanna go together played together and they won and it was fine. You gotta get forgiven once actually. In. It's actors give tax it be like sandy going to the patriots. Him. He'd go to the patriots. Of course you wanna go there. It at the difference about it simply going to the patriots is it. That buffalo has not been we will we're not winning we're not we're not Oklahoma says I think Oklahoma City for me is that they were one game away from being in the NBA finals and a little bit of it and I know you guys like me saying this. But to me a little bit of it is admitting I'm just not that I'm just not the best if I'm just under read I'm just not as good as LeBron. Okay now let's let's keep the government runs an organ the brain that we've received little or does aim you feel the same about stamp coasts. Same thing. This team's already good why does he wanna go to Toronto he doesn't want the bigger challenge he stayed on a team that won a bunch of games and went far. Without him so why is yet so widest damn coach why is that Sam could I get the opposite Stephen A Smith Steven Stamkos York power. Goal leads goal take on the mantle of leadership with a Trotta medley Joyner really make a name for yourself up go to a team that hasn't won squat in 4050. Years. Lead them to lookup go to buffalo they've never won a cup gold there. Montreal pressure who cares go to the hockey capital of the universe. And bring a cop. Montreal for the first time in twenty plus years Dirk argued took the easy road out you stayed in Tampa where in Tampa and they're really good team it's easy when you don't. You know be inching asked this conversation ended at an anti Stephen Smith knows got to about like a point here's a good question I have about cameras at the you can ask this question and they would never answer. Ask Thurman Thomas Jim Kelly Bruce Smith mean Thurman and Bruce ultimately did play for other teams. Ask if you know you had something special like dirt directly ahead of fifteen year career and oh Casey had some really special and never won a title and is number on the rafters in every time he goes out everywhere he meets people who say. And thanks for being your whole career which you never want I know you guys ever won a title but it was really great. And we love you forever. Would you trade that for two years to go on of one entitlement go back. Mean LeBron did it why can't Iran do the same thing LeBron went away and one. And then went back so to grant you would say you know what I've got a little bit of a window here which is traded I'd Ibaka. I'm trying to win a title or Q and maybe he'll come back but I think if you asked the bills after they lost to Washington would all the oral after they want to Dallas the first time. It would any of you. Except the trade to Dallas a trade a win in Europe free agent they would any use sign it after the wizards Dallas if you were. Thurman Thomas and an EU and Emmitt Smith in the back field would you take at a would you stay with the bills like that they stay with the I'd like they say all we want another shot a good question I'd grounded the lecturer they would have signed and I don't know and I'm sure Jeremy might. That might as time goes on constantly is that is the equipped here's a good tax would have the caps lost in the finals LeBron went to Golden State. Oh LeBron we know now be you be developed be killed absolute absolute deal well and I think that's a major part of this though because that's because LeBron has a connection to Cleveland unlike. The rain has to Oklahoma City as a connection Oklahoma City the entire ride eliminate and I am only in that he placed there for LeBron is on you when they're here to rent born and bred feels their pain idols with the rain is drafted by Seattle and and the team moves to Oklahoma City. The the responsibility in the connection that ran hands is only one that he has built on the was born and I also think acceptance of this from Durant has to do a lot without the rain is marketed themselves. That he is marketing himself as the humble star he. Wins the MVP and he says. You are the real and BP and its I was reading an article about this from 2010. Day. You know we don't really know Kevin Durant from anybody else but from his public image compared to LeBron. People view LeBron is being mean Mimi nearly every time as the press conference some notable tweak. Boy he said the word why a lot of times there any does do that he does off poorly at times where terrain is always come off as. The gentle giant he's very quiet he's very humble and finally stepped on line instead it's about me this time and now it span. Know about I think there's a good percentage does not see it is bad in part because of how he's marketed himself Jim it's like Paula good for you because you you're nice and you deserve. If you watch the lifetime special about Kevin Durant life it's a movie. That was supposed to be a thought bubble never actually watch lifetime movie I've heard about it no that's that are is that really what you did we documentary it's well yes in. It was on a few weeks ago during the class about his upbringing and how tough he and his brother had it in the mom raising him and all the stuff to areas now. But an egg Matthew with I think it's a really fascinating discussion. I'm gonna give it's very simple this holed a rare thing there's layers to it it's really easy. Here's a guy who thinks I've got another place to go where right now. I'm gonna have a better shot to win a championship to be truly felt he could win the title next season and Oklahoma City. Why would he leave. I think I I but I think by the same comparison if Thurman Thomas or Andre reed at left for Dallas we would have said. That is the worst feeling that there anchor ever happen right. But I would have been that players write to to be nothing until they get and all and if he pursues a title. I mean don't win I don't we want the athletes to care about but title more than anything I think at times more than their own NDP's more than their own contract more than their. It's about titles. A Kevin writes and we connection with him next segment is to be like stand coast going to the penguins. OK. If he had done that ball reset I wants the play with Crosby guy wants to play with great and can't beat him when he wants to win. All of its campus close at -- not as not as close anymore what about Ovechkin Oklahoma City is only as close as terrain being eaten we have to break as we just obliterated the last break let me bring apple back into. In this discussion good discussion boys 803055888552. Factor to continuous on the other side of the break on WG.