On Episode 67 of our In The Paint Podcast, co-hosts Devin Ugland and Ronnie Flores open the show with a debate on ESPN’s recent list of the Top 10 NBA players of all time.
There’s no questioning Jordan at the top, but is LeBron too high at No. 2? Bill Russell too high at four? Should Kareem, Magic and Shaq move up? Is Kobe too low?
In the next segment, Ron and Dev break down episodes 7 & 8 of ‘The Last Dance’ and answer questions about if Michael Jordan could have legitimately cracked a Major League roster and did Scottie Pippen’s decision to sit out the final seconds of the 1994 playoff game against the Knicks tarnish his legacy forever?
In the final segment, the guys discuss the NBA’s tentative plan to restart the season in either Las Vegas or Orlando and how that could trickle down to college and high school hoops. Will the NBA be able to finish the 2019-2020 season? What steps will they take to ensure player, coach and official’s safety?
The NCAA canceled its College Basketball Academies and extended the recruiting dead period for grassroots hoops until the end of June and will revisit its vote on whether to extend through July in the near future. If the summer basketball circuits, camps and leagues are a wash, what does that mean for prospects in the 2021 and 2022 classes who are most affected by the loss of valuable exposure?
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In The Paint Show Episode 67 Rundown
:55: Discussing ESPN’s recent list of the Top 10 NBA players of all time
2:15: Oscar Robertson, Hakeem Olajuwon, Moses Malone the biggest omissions?
5:20: Ron and Dev revise the Top 10 with their picks
12:16: Are Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal ranked too low at No. 9 and No. 10?
27:40: Discussing episodes 7 & 8 of The Last Dance
28:25: Impressed with Jordan’s brief baseball career? If he stuck with it longer, could he have made the show?
34:18: On Jordan’s treatment of his teammates
38:22: Scottie Pippen’s legacy marred by decision to sit out the final seconds of that 1994 playoff game?
45:25: Did Gary Payton actually make MJ’s life difficult in games 4 and 5 in the 1996 NBA Finals?
1:05:50: NBA easing into restarting its season. What protocols will be in place? How can they be executed safely?
1:13:06: The outlook for grassroots and high school sports for the summer, fall and winter