LaVar Arrington: ‘San Francisco is still Jimmy Garoppolo’s team’ | FIRST THINGS FIRST

San Francisco quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo compares his dynamic with rookie Trey Lance to the dynamic he shared with Tom Brady while he played with the New England Patriots. Jimmy G says he’ll “be more than happy” to help Lance succeed for the 49ers. LaVar Arrington joins First Things First to decide whether he’s buying Jimmy G will be happy to help Trey Lance.

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Brian Westbrook: Whatever Aaron Rodgers wants, Aaron Rodgers should get in Green Bay | FIRST THINGS FIRST

The Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers relationship is crumbling, and there are reports that alongside drafting Jordan Love, the decision to cut WR Jake Kumerow was a ‘death-knell’ that put the three-time MVP quarterback over the edge. Brian Westbrook joins First Things First to decide whether there’s any truth to this report, and what he thinks Green Bay needs to do to repair the relationship with Aaron Rodgers.

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Chris Broussard: Bottom line is LeBron has to be healthy to take L.A. to Finals | FIRST THINGS FIRST

Chris Broussard joins First Things First to talk about Los Angeles’ playoff chances after Anthony Davis leads the Lakers to a victory over the Denver Nuggets. Broussard breaks down why AD’s performance in this game was a good sign, but the Lakers still need LeBron James at 100% if they hope to make a playoff run. Plus, Broussard breaks down whether he believes LeBron & AD are the top two players in a series against the Nuggers, even with current MVP favorite Nikola Jokić on Denver’s roster.

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Nick Wright: The demise of Anthony Davis has been greatly exaggerated | FIRST THINGS FIRST

The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Denver Nuggets with both LeBron James and Dennis Schröder sitting out. The win seemed to restore some of Anthony Davis’ confidence, who after the game said “We’re back!” Nick Wright explains why AD is still an influential part of the Lakers’ Finals goals, despite the struggle that he’s had in the regular season.

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Nick Wright gives Superteam history lesson after Dr. J leaves LeBron off top two All-Time NBA teams | FIRST THINGS FIRST

Nick Wright responds as Julius “Dr. J” Erving leaves Los Angeles Lakers’ star LeBron James off of his top 2 All-Time NBA teams. Hear his quick history on Superteams, and why they beat Dr, J up until he got his own and he had the greatest team ever.

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Chris Broussard: Warriors’ loss to Mavs ends Steph Curry’s MVP conversation | FIRST THINGS FIRST

Chris Broussard joins First Things First after the Golden State Warriors suffered a heavy loss to the Dallas Mavericks, 133-103. Broussard tells Nick Wright what this means for the Warriors’ playoff chances, and why this effectively puts to bed any MVP conversation for Steph Curry.

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Nick Wright: Lakers only need AD for 5 games, LeBron will handle the rest | FIRST THINGS FIRST

NBA Finals Champion Antonio Daniels joins First Things First to discuss trending NBA topics. First, Nick Wright tells Antonio why the Los Angeles Lakers only need Anthony Davis for 5 games in order to get a back-to-back NBA Title, , and that LeBron James can take care of the rest,

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Michael Vick: ‘Jimmy Garoppolo has to take a look in the mirror’ | FIRST THINGS FIRST

Michael Vick joins First Things First to share his thoughts on the press conference Kyle Shanahan held to talk about the future of the San Francisco 49ers, and whether he believes Jimmy Garoppolo will be a part of it. His non-answer wasn’t a surprise to Vick, but he gives the advice that Jimmy G should look in the mirror, evaluate his performance, and focus on putting the team in the best spot they can be for as long as he can.

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Trey Lance: ‘I think I’m the best quarterback in the class and I’m excited to prove it’ | FIRST THINGS FIRST

Former North Dakota Quarterback and 2021 Draft prospect Trey Lance joins First Things First to talk about his feelings heading into the NFL Draft. Lance tells Nick Wright where he hopes to end up, whether he believes he will succeed in the NFL, and why he believes he’s the No.1 quarterback in the 2021 draft class.

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Nick Wright: LeBron James is the only player that controls every facet of the game | FIRST THINGS FIRST

Anthony Davis’ return to the Los Angeles Lakers was less than stellar, with LA being 0-2 since he’s been reintegrated into the offense. LeBron James is reported to return early in the week. Nick Wright and Antoine Walker decide whether LeBron is the missing piece that will solve the Lakers’ problems in time for the post season.

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Greg Jennings would like to see 49ers go with Trey Lance over Mac Jones | FIRST THINGS FIRST

It’s reported that the San Francisco 49ers are deciding between Mac Jones and Trey Lance for their No. 3 pick. Greg Jennings joins the First Things First crew to decide who he’d like to see get that No. 3 pick, and what it would mean for Kyle Shanahan and Jimmy Garoppolo.

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Nick Wright: Kevin Durant is an unstoppable offensive force after his return to Nets | FIRST THINGS FIRST

Kevin Durant returned to the court after sitting out for a hamstring injury., leading the Brooklyn Nets to a victory over the Phoenix Suns at 128-119. KD scored 33 points in 28 minutes in return, and Kyrie Irving ended the game with 34 points and 12 assists. Nick Wright praises KD’s performance upon his return, and decides whether his confidence level in the Nets’ title hopes is any higher after the weekend.

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Antoine Walker: Giannis must get better at the line if Bucks’ want to make playoff run | FIRST THINGS FIRST

Giannis Antetokounmpo says the Milwaukee Bucks’ win over the Philadelphia 76ers was a ‘playoff game’ for him. Giannis scored a total of 27 points and made 16 rebounds, but it’s his free throw shooting that Antoine Walker says he’ll need to get better at if they want to make a playoff run.

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LaVar Arrington: Anthony Davis returning to Lakers at 100% isn’t realistic | FIRST THINGS FIRST

Anthony Davis says during a press conference says he will make a return to the Los Angeles Lakers tonight as they face off against the Dallas Mavericks. AD says he is “100% healthy after 9 weeks of rest, but LaVar Arrington tells us why that number isn’t realistic, and why he’s concerned about AD’s level of explosiveness when he returns to the court.

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Brandon Marshall doesn’t mind Eagles’ Nick Sirianni’s rock-paper-scissors approach | FIRST THINGS FIRST

The new head coach for the Philadelphia Eagles, Nick Sirianni, drew some ire during a press conference, where he said he uses rock-paper-scissors to gauge draft prospects’ competitiveness. Brandon Marshall lays out why he believes there’s nothing wrong with using games to spark competitiveness in the locker room.

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Brian Westbrook: Three things have to happen for Patrick Mahomes to surpass Tom Brady as GOAT | FIRST THINGS FIRST

Kansas City Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Mahomes took to social media to stir up the GOAT conversation with Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady. Brian Westbrook joins First Things First to discuss what it would take for Mahomes to eventually surpass Brady as the GOAT.

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Chris Broussard: If Nets want a championship win, James Harden is key | FIRST THINGS FIRST

James Harden is reportedly out indefinitely after MRI reveals a setback with his hamstring. His projected return could come closer to the start of the postseason. Chris Broussard joins First Things First to share how concerned he believes Nets fans should be for their playoff chances, and if the Nets are title contenders, even without Big 3 playing double-digit games together.

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Brandon Marshall: Where’s the downside for Trey Lance? | FIRST THINGS FIRST

NFL Analyst Todd McShay says the San Francisco 49ers should consider taking rookie quarterback Trey Lance at No. 3: in the NFL draft. McShay claims Lance has the “highest ceiling” after Trevor Lawrence and Zach Wilson. Brandon Marshall decides whether he would be more excited by Lance’s potential or worried about the unknowns.

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Brandon Marshall on what he expects from Steelers after Mike Tomlin signs 3-year extension | FIRST THINGS FIRST

The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed Mike Tomlin through 2024, and Brandon Marshall tells Nick Wright what he sees for the Steelers’ future now that the long time head coach has committed to 3 more years. Hear why Brandon expects Pittsburgh to be good, but thinks there’s one offensive obstacle standing in their way with Big Ben Roethlisberger.

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Chris Broussard: Steph Curry's playing great basketball, but he's no MVP | FIRST THINGS FIRST

Steph Curry has been on a hot streak, hitting 10 threes and scoring 49 points in the Golden State Warriors 107-96 win against the Philadelphia 76ers. This is Steph’s 5th 40-point game in April. Chris Broussard joins First Things First to decide if Steph’s recent surge has propelled him into the MVP race.

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Michael Vick: The bar has been set tremendously high for Trevor Lawrence | FIRST THINGS FIRST

Pro Football Focus called former Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence the ‘best quarterback prospect we have ever scouted’. Michael Vick joins First things First to discuss what sort of pressure to be a franchise-altering presence is Trevor Lawrence facing, and share his own experience as a first-round pick.

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Nick Wright responds to Kevin Durant’s All-Time NBA roster with his own | FIRST THINGS FIRST

In a recent podcast appearance, Brooklyn Nets’ star Kevin Durant laid out his All-Time 12-Man NBA Roster. Chris Broussard joins the show, and Nick Wright responds to KD’s roster with one of his own. Broussard decides who has a better 12-Man roster, Durant or Nick.

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Nick Wright: Zion Williamson with the New York Kicks is a long shot | FIRST THINGS FIRST

Zion Williamson played his first NBA game in Madison Square Garden, When asked, he said “I think this might be my favorite place to play outside of New Orleans”, sparking speculation that Zion could be interesting in playing with the New York Knicks. Nick Wright decides whether Zion saying this a big deal or no big deal?

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Chris Broussard: ‘I gotta admit, I’m concerned about the Brooklyn Nets’ | FIRST THINGS FIRST

The Brooklyn Nets suffered a 109-107 loss to the Miami Heat after losing Kevin Durant in the first quarter with a thigh contusion. KD will be evaluated today, but Chris Broussard joins the First Things First crew to decide whether it’s fair to be concerned about the Nets continuity after Durant suffers another injury.

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