Chris Broussard: Lakers’ impressive defense in win over Nuggets is a step in the right direction for L.A. | SPEAK FOR YOURSELF

Anthony Davis helped the short-handed Los Angeles Lakers snap their three-game losing streak last night against the Denver Nuggets. Davis scored 25 points and had a big block on Facundo Campazzo at the end of the game to seal the victory for the reigning NBA Finals Champs. After the game, AD could be seen saying quote ‘we’re back.’ Chris Broussard breaks down the Lakers’ victory and what made it impressive to him.

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LaVar Arrington on whether the Cowboys' offseason has made them legit contenders in NFC | SPEAK FOR YOURSELF

Greg Jennings joins LaVar Arrington and Ric Bucher to discuss whether the Dallas Cowboys’ offseason moves have made them a legit contender in the Nation Football Conference. Hear why LaVar believes the Cowboys must first prove themselves in the NFC East, before having a chance at the NFC championship.

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Chris Broussard: LeBron’s play-in complaints are poor timing and “self-serving” | SPEAK FOR YOURSELF

LeBron James made his second start in over a month last night against the Toronto Raptors. However, the Los Angeles Lakers still lost. LeBron left in the fourth quarter due to soreness in his ankle. Reports say that the same ankle will keep him out of tonight’s game against the Denver Nuggets. The reigning NBA Finals champs are currently in the sixth seed and are very close to the seventh, which will put them in the play-in tournament. LeBron is no fan of it, calling for quote ‘whoever came up with it to be fired.’ Chris Broussard explains why LeBron’s complaints are an issue.

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Marcellus Wiley: Aaron Rodgers' bluff to retire is nothing more than an "empty threat" | SPEAK FOR YOURSELF

Marcellus Wiley and Emmanuel Acho sit down to discuss Aaron Rodgers’ saying he’s considering retirement before returning to the Green Bay Packers. Hear why Wiley believes these are nothing more than ’empty threats’ and that Rodgers will continue to play in the NFL.

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Bucky Brooks: Lamar Jackson would go from great to extraordinary if the Ravens acquired Julio Jones | SPEAK FOR YOURSELF

Bucky Brooks joins Marcellus Wiley and Emmanuel Acho to discuss what would change for the Baltimore Ravens if they acquired Atlanta Falcons’ WR Julio Jones. Hear why Bucky believes that Lamar Jackson would go from ‘great to extraordinary’ if the Ravens signed the veteran receiver.

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Marcellus Wiley: 49ers should double down and build around Jimmy G | SPEAK FOR YOURSELF

According to reports, the San Francisco 49ers are focused on drafting QB Mac Jones or Trey Lance with their No. 3 draft pick. Marcellus Wiley and Emannuel Acho discuss how much pressure Kyle Shanahan is under in this upcoming draft. Wiley says the 49ers need to ‘double down and build around Jimmy G’ instead of drafting a QB.

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Ric Bucher: Steph Curry’s MVP ‘campaign’ is a great look and him having fun I SPEAK FOR YOURSELF

Steph Curry’s 11-game streak with at least 30 points was snapped last night in the Golden State Warriors’ loss to the Washington Wizards. He finished with only 18 points on 25 shot attempts. The NBA champion called this hot streak quote a ‘special ride’ as he’s currently fourth in MVP odds, according to FOX Bet Sportsbook. However, he does vote for himself, sharing quote ‘I gotta be MVP.’ Ric Bucher explains why Curry’s MVP campaign is a ‘great look’ for him.

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Torrey Smith: It’s ‘all or nothing’ for Jalen Hurts in Philadelphia this season I SPEAK FOR YOURSELF

Jalen Hurts is expected to be the Philadelphia Eagles’ starting quarterback next season. However, there have been recent rumors that the Eagles could trade up in the NFL Draft to select a quarterback. NBC Sports’ Peter King thinks Hurts can be the long-term starter, saying quote ‘I think the Eagles desperately want him to win this job.’ He also adds that the Eagles want him to play well so they can utilize their draft picks to build a great team. Torrey Smith explains why it is ‘all or nothing’ for the young quarterback this season.

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Ric Bucher: Trouble is looming for the Brooklyn Nets after losing Kevin Durant once again | SPEAK FOR YOURSELF

Ric Bucher joins Marcellus Wiley and Emmanuel Acho to discuss if trouble is looming for the Brooklyn Nets after Kevin Durant once again exited a game due to an injury. Hear why Bucher believes this pattern may have unfortunate consequences once the Nets enter the postseason.

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Marcellus Wiley disagrees with Patrick Mahomes’ comment about defeat | SPEAK FOR YOURSELF

Patrick Mahomes saw both sides of the Super Bowl. While he won in his first appearance two years ago, the Kansas City Chiefs lost to Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this season. However, Mahomes sees a bright side, telling CNBC quote ‘I think defeat helps you more than success. I just do what I can to get better and learn from the mistakes.’ Marcellus Wiley discusses why he disagrees with the young quarterback’s comments on defeat.

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