Is Lebron washed? Can Luka & KP coexist? Who is this year’s Bucks? | The Starting 5

In the Starting 5, Yaron Weitzman discusses if Lebron has lost his legs this year for the Los Angeles Lakers, which injured stars will return, if Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis can coexist on the Dallas Mavericks, if the Utah Jazz can be this year’s Milwaukee Bucks and if the Phoenix Suns can keep ascending to new heights.

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'He wanted to be successful in every category' – Pau Gasol on his relationship with Kobe Bryant & new docuseries about his career

Description: Pau Gasol opens up to Melissa Rohlin about the biggest thing he learned from Kobe Bryant as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, how he wants to be remembered as an NBA player, & reveals how he feels being left off the NBA’s ’75 Greatest Players’ list

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Mark Jackson: Patrick Ewing didn’t realize the power he had like LeBron James I Club Shay Shay

Mark Jackson talks to Shannon Sharpe about player empowerment in the NBA. ‘LeBron James changed the game and doesn’t get enough credit for that. He allowed guys to realize the power they have. I was on a team where the best player, Patrick Ewing, didn’t realize the power that he had.’

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Mark Jackson: Michael Jordan & Kobe are the only ones who would take their last breathe on the court to get a win I Club Shay Shay

Mark Jackson tells Shannon Sharpe that Michael Jordan & Kobe Bryant were the toughest to guard and they are the only ones who would take their last breathe on the court to get a win. ‘Mike and Kobe just thought ‘attack’ every single moment on the floor. The mentality and the way they wear you down with their approach was like none other.’

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Mark Jackson says the Pacers should’ve beat the Shaq & Kobe Lakers in the 2000 NBA Finals I Club Shay Shay

Mark Jackson tells Shannon Sharpe that the Indiana Pacers should’ve beaten the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2000 NBA Finals. ‘We should’ve won. We lost Game 4 in OT. Shaq fouled out and the late great Kobe Bryant takes over the game. We did everything we could, we had the depth and versatility.

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Mark Jackson played on Westbrook’s team at Kobe Bryant’s camp, talks Russ with Lakers I Club Shay Shay

Mark Jackson tells Shannon Sharpe he once played with Russell Westbrook at Kobe Bryant’s camp and how he will fit in with the Los Angeles Lakers. ‘We take Russ’ greatness for granted. I’ve played with Russ, he’s a legit point guard. He will fit in with the Lakers because he’s an elite talent and 1st ballot HOF.’

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Mark Jackson says the Nets can win a title minus one of the Big 3 I Club Shay Shay

Mark Jackson tells Shannon Sharpe that the Brooklyn Nets could win the NBA Championship minus one of their Big 3. ‘Whoever the other 2 dudes are, they’re serious problems. They have the ability to get quality looks every time down the floor. But if they have that 7-footer (Kevin Durant), they’re the favorite.’

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Kobe’s mentality or LeBron’s basketball IQ? Mark Jackson answers I Club Shay Shay

Shannon Sharpe asks Mark Jackson which player traits he’d rather have. Steph Curry’s shooting or MJ’s athleticism? Steph Curry. Kobe Bryant’s mentality or LeBron James’ basketball IQ? Kobe. Shaq’s dominance or Tim Duncan’s fundamentals? Shaq. Kyrie Irving’s handles or Magic Johnson’s passing? Magic.

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Here’s what Kobe did after Reggie Miller hit a jumper in his face during a “friendly” game of 1v1 I Club Shay Shay

Mark Jackson recounts what happened after Reggie Miller hit a jumper in Kobe Bryant’s face during a “friendly” offseason game of 1v1. ‘Reg shot a jumper, knocks it down. Kobe’s eyes looked like they were back it the Finals. Kobe begins to put on an absolute clinic.’

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JaVale McGee: “Going to Golden State changed my life.” I Club Shay Shay

JaVale McGee joined Club Shay Shay and told Shannon Sharpe about the impact playing for the Golden State Warriors had on his life and career. ‘Going to Golden State was life-changing for me. Seeing the way a real organization works…they were definitely a players team. 1-15 everybody was locked in.’

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JaVale McGee on what to expect in Klay Thompson’s return I Club Shay Shay

JaVale McGee joined Club Shay Shay and told Shannon Sharpe what to expect in Klay Thompson’s return with the Golden State Warriors. ‘I expect the old Klay. I can maybe see him slacking on defense in the first month because in the offseason you don’t get those reps. But offensively, he didn’t hurt his arm, so that boy is going to shoot.’

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JaVale McGee on Gilbert Arenas’ gun altercation in the Wizards’ locker room I Club Shay Shay

JaVale McGee joined Club Shay Shay and told Shannon Sharpe his side of the story on the Gilbert Arenas & Javaris Crittenton’s card game that led to a gun altercation in the locker room. ‘I saw Gil’s gun, it was gold, a Desert Eagle, I was like, ‘This is nice.’ But I was young & didn’t realize the magnitude of what was going on at the time.’

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Shaq went too far in clownin’ JaVale McGee on ‘Shaqtin’ a Fool,’ affected his NBA reputation I Club Shay Shay

Pamela McGee talks about publicly defending her son JaVale McGee after he was repeatedly featured on ‘Shaqtin’ a Fool.’ ‘I had Shaq’s ghetto card revoked. As African Americans and athletes, we come from a fraternity and we got a code. He needs to know he went too far.’ JaVale goes on to discuss whether he thought Shaq was too hard on him.

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Allen Iverson: When I stepped on the court, I felt in my heart I was the best player on the floor I Club Shay Shay

Allen Iverson talks to Shannon Sharpe about the importance of betting on yourself in sports and anything in life. ‘You behind the 8-ball anytime you don’t believe in yourself. My mentor used to teach me, if it’s you and me, it’s me. That’s not cocky or arrogance, that’s just you believing in and respecting the talent God gave you. When I stepped on the court, I felt like in my heart I was the best player on the floor, and a million people would say otherwise. Once you don’t have the confidence, the battle is already lost.’

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