On Episode 85 of our In The Paint Podcast, co-hosts Ronnie Flores and Devin Ugland discuss a wide variety of hoops topics, beginning with the Lakers 17th NBA Championship earned with a Sunday win over the Miami Heat in Game 6.
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Ron and Dev go in-depth on the biggest differences for the Lakers and Heat from Game 5 to Game 6, the high level adjustment by Lakers’ head coach Frank Vogel that led to the series-clinching victory and what this title means for LeBron’s overall legacy.
The next topic on Episode 85 of ITP is an interview with Precious Achiuwa, a projected first-round pick in the 2020 NBA Draft out of Memphis. Ron, Dev and Precious discuss how his one year of college helped him prepare for the next level, what parts of his game translate well to the NBA, what he’s looking to improve on the most and how the COVID-19 shortened season impacted his decision to go one-and-done.
The guys take the final part of the show to dive deeper into LeBron’s legacy with his high school coach Dru Joyce and longtime basketball media member Van Coleman, who has seen high school players from the 1960’s to now. Joyce breaks down LBJ’s laser-focus throughout his youth and high school careers, while Coleman compares and contrasts LeBron’s overall career accomplishments with other legendary figures.