Posts tagged LeBron James
Yankees: No Starters. No Relief. No Problem. What's Their Biggest Threat Come October? Is This Looking Like 2016 For The Mets? 'Melo Wants The NBA, But..., NFL Training Camp Thoughts

Episode 83 slides into August with cool, slick sports talk to offset the early dog days. On deck:

The Yankees will roller skate to their first division title in seven years. But a potential threat to not make a World Series looms large as we get deep into the season. I’ll explain why.

The Mets have inched closer to .500 and are three games back from a wild card spot in the NL. Is it starting to feel like this is 2015 all over again?

I'll get you up to speed on the pennant races in the AL & NL.

Carmelo Anthony is ready to come back to give it one last shot. Is there a team that is willing to do the same?

Plus, opening week of the NFL exhibition schedule with thoughts of what’s going on in the league. My Hero & Zero of the Week and much more.

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NBA Offseason Frenzy Has Begun (AD to Lakers, NY/BK's Pursuit of KD, Draft, Rumors) Blues Win Cup, Yanks Questionable Trade? Mets Bullpen Implosion, Brooks Falls Short at US Open

The NBA Finals just ended, but the offseason is already proving that it's going to be wild and crazy as Episode 76 will provide the following:

The Anthony Davis trade to the Lakers. Who is the winner and loser of this deal?

Should the Knicks or Nets pursue Kevin Durant? What will the Knicks do on draft night?  Plus, the aftermath of Klay Thompson's injury and the future of the Warriors.

I'll recap the Blues historic Stanley Cup run. Does home ice/court/field matter in sports? The NHL Draft is Friday. Why the Devils and Rangers will be forever linked with who they select come Friday night?

The Yankees trade for another right-handed slugger. Why I disagree with the move? And why wasn't a starting pitcher involved instead?

The Mets bullpen continues to be inflammable. The latest debacle of relief futility, plus, their upcoming season defining road trip to Atlanta, Chicago (Cubs) and Philadelphia.

A recap of Gary Woodland's US Open victory over Brooks Koepka.

My Hero and Zero of the Week.

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March Madness Begins, NFL Free Agency Fallout, MLB Rule Changes, Clyde Frazier's Comments About LeBron

CORRECTION: During the March Madness segment of the podcast, I mentioned that Tennessee won the SEC Championship. It was Auburn. My apologies for the erroneous information.

Let the Madness begin as March starts to scorch the sports universe on this weeks edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. Get your brackets ready because we’re going full throttle on the NCAA Tournament as I dissect the regions, who’ll be this years Cinderella and which four teams will represent in Minneapolis to play for the National Championship. The NFL offseason did not disappoint (unless you’re a fan of the football Giants). So much to dive into whether it’s the fallout of the Odell Beckham Jr. trade, the Browns already punching their ticket to the Super Bowl, Le’Veon Bell to the Jets and all of the craziness that ensued during this free agency period. Plus, what players are left standing as teams will now gear up for the NFL Draft. There are some rule changes coming to MLB, two of them happening in this coming year. I’ll deliver what they are and share my thoughts on whether or not it’s good for baseball. Also, will the Yankees not having P Luis Severino in their starting rotation be a major, minor or no problem at all? I’ll have all of that, including the latest in the NBA (Clyde Frazier’s comments about LeBron, playoff seeds in East & West), NHL (Islanders hanging on to first place) and much more on this weeks episode of The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 59)

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NBA's 'Second Half', Antonio Brown Saga, Jacob deGrom's Future, NHL Buyers & Sellers

As most of the country is celebrating a long holiday weekend, start your Monday off catching up with all that’s shaking down in the world of sports on this weeks edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. The NBA All-Star Weekend is in the books so now we’ll focus on what lies ahead for the rest of this season. Will the Bucks hold the top spot in the East? Can the Raptors secure the #1 seed for the second year in the row? Do the Celtics have a big run in them? Can the Lakers make a push into the top eight in the West? Can anyone dethrone Golden State? Those questions and much more will be answered by yours truly as the Association commences their ‘second half’ on Thursday. The Antonio Brown/Pittsburgh Steelers soap opera has added another twist as the disgruntled WR is requesting a trade out of Pittsburgh. You’ve heard my thoughts on past podcasts about this, but there’s another layer to this never ending saga. Hear what I have to say about how the front office should handle this and how this move can actually make the team come together and be better as a whole. There’s a potential standoff rising in Flushing as Jacob deGrom and his agent are looking for a long term payday, but the Mets aren’t quick to pull the trigger because the reigning Cy Young Award winner still has two years left before he’s a free agent. I’ll share my take on what needs to be done and how this deal may possibly make or break this team for years to come. Also, some thoughts on the NHL as teams will start to buy or sell with the trade deadline a week away, Colin Kaepernick and the NFL have settled and Duke rises back to number one in the country. You’ll have all of this and a little more on this weeks episode of The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 55)

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Jets & Giants Future/NFL Week 17, Wild Card Round, FBS Semifinal Recap, MLB Hot Stove, NBA & NHL News

I close out the final podcast of 2018 in grand style as we dive into the latest in the world of sports on this edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. The Jets have fired their coach, Todd Bowles. GM Mike McCagnan stays on board as he tries to build off the success of last years draft. Hear what I have to say about which direction the Jets should go to look for a head coach, as well as, my early thoughts on what the Giants need to do this offseason to get back to playoff contention in a loaded NFC. We’ll take a trip around the league in Week 17 on the games that mattered most, including the Steelers falling short of the postseason and what they need to do to get back there. I’ll preview all of the Wild Card Round match-ups, with thoughts about all of the participants in the first round, plus who will represent the AFC & NFC in the Super Bowl. The College Football National Championship is set. I’ll review the semifinal games where both Alabama and Clemson will meet for the third time in four years to see who’ll be crowned champion of the FBS. I’ll also touch on the latest MLB Hot Stove news, Dallas Stars CEO Jim Lites on his profane comments of his top two players, Enes Kanter’s tough guy act, LeBron James’s proclamation of being the G.O.A.T. and Golden State’s vulnerability of winning another title this year. All of that. plus much more, as we end the year on a high note on this weeks episode of The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 47)

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NFL Playoff Landscape After Week 16, Steelers Last Hope, College Football Playoff, MLB Hot Stove, LeBron's Comments & James Dolan Selling The Knicks?

What will lie under the Christmas tree as I deliver all of the shiny gifts, or possibly coal, on this festive edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. We’re down to the final weekend of the NFL regular season. Week 16 certainly took shape as far as playoff positioning in concerned. I’ll get right to it to dissect what happened in the AFC & NFC playoff picture, including a heartbreaking loss for the Pittsburgh Steelers in New Orleans. With the Black & Yellow on the outside looking in, what are their chances of making the postseason? Do they have a shot? I’ll shed some possible light on a dim and dire situation. Plus, the latest on the Jets (Sam Darnold trending up, Todd Bowles trending down) and Giants (Eli Manning’s 2019 return?) as they close out the string. I’ll take a look at the College Football Playoff Semifinal as to who’ll meet in the National Championship Game. All of the MLB Hot Stove news with the Mets, Yankees, the big Dodgers-Reds trade and what that could mean for Bryce Harper? Also, LeBron James’s recent comments on tampering, NFL owners and getting paid and James Dolan open to selling the Knicks? It’s a smorgasbord of sports chatter as we get ready for Santa’s arrival on this weeks episode of The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 46)

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Jets/NFL Week 9, Mets Hire New General Mgr./MLB News, NHL, NBA, Floyd Mayweather

The clocks are turned back. The days are shorter. Fall is in full swing and November has arrived as I deliver all that’s going on in the world of sports on this weeks edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. It’s time to put the proverbial end of the 2018 NY Jets as they weren’t able to take flight down in South Florida vs. the Dolphins. There’s lots of blame to go around after their third straight loss drops them to 3-6 on the season. Is it time for Todd Bowles to be fired? Should Sam Darnold ride the pine after his four interception performance? I’ll answer those questions and go around the league in Week 8 to highlight the Saints stopping the Rams unbeaten season, players wanting to play in Oakland, says coach Jon Gruden? Also, the Texans march to a division title, the Steelers death knell to their archrivals and can the Falcons get back in the NFC playoff picture? I’ll analyze the comments made by new Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen and what does it mean for the Amazins’ moving forward? Why I disapprove the Yankees bringing back Brett Gardner? Plus, the latest in the NHL (the Islanders hot streak, Cup hangover in Washington and Vegas?), the NBA (Jimmy Butler needs to go, Luke Walton on the hot seat in LA?) and thoughts about Floyd Mayweather’s upcoming fight in Japan? That’s right! All of that, plus much more, on this weeks episode of The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 38)

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LeBron Decision 3.0, John Tavares 1.0, Yanks-Sox Recap, Mickey Callaway Ineptitude, World Cup

A heatwave has hit parts of the U.S., but the sports landscape is on fire as I deliver the top sports news of the past week on The JAYREELZ Podcast. It's official! LeBron James has chosen to play for the Los Angeles Lakers over the next four years. Get my thoughts on what this means for him this year, long term, his legacy and what possible moves can we expect moving forward? I'll share my assessment on Paul George and Chris Paul staying put in OKC and Houston, respectively, and how that affects the Lakers and the Western Conference overall. LeBron wasn't the only superstar caliber player to leave town this past weekend. In the NHL, longtime NY Islander captain, John Tavares goes home, back to Toronto to play for his hometown team, the Maple Leafs. What does this mean for the Islander organization? Where are they headed after losing their best player? You'll get my take on this, and the player they brought in to 'replace' him! Also on the docket, is a recap of the Yankees-Red Sox match-up this past weekend. Why Mets manager Mickey Callaway may be walking the plank? And a brief word on the World Cup. All of that, and then some, on this weeks' version of The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 18)

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Sports Smorgasbord: NBA Draft, Mets/Yankees, World Cup, US Open Recap

Back on the scene to deliver all that's going on in the world of sports on this weeks' episode of The JAYREELZ Podcast. The NBA season may be over, but the off-season is just getting started. The Draft is three days away, with free agency ten days after that. I'll share my thoughts on what the Knicks & Nets may do, where LeBron James may end up, as well as, Kawhi Leonard looking to be traded to a new team. (LA, anyone?) There's not much to report in the Bronx as the Yankees continue to roll, but there's concern with the Bombers (mainly the Red Sox and adding another starting pitcher). You'll get my take on that, and which Mets may not be with the team (although it's still early, but who's kidding who) come the trade deadline next month. Plus, a recap of the US Open, played right here in Long Island at Shinnecock Hills. And why I have NO interest in the World Cup? Get your popcorn ready for another fast paced, action packed, sports talk party here on the latest edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 16)

EMERGENCY PODCAST! Cleveland-Boston GM 7. Celtics aftermath. LeBron James/NBA Mt. Rushmore

Delivering my very first emergency podcast, moments after a crushing defeat in a Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Listen to my recap of the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics as I break down the heroes, the goats, the biggest shot of the game, the aftermath for the Celtics and why LeBron James should be on NBA's Mt. Rushmore. No music, no intro, just straight analysis and commentary from the heart on this emergency edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 14)

Michael Tillery of The Starting Five.net on the NBA Playoffs

Kicking off the 2018 NBA Playoffs in full effect! It's an in-depth discussion about the Association with media analyst, Michael Tillery. He is the co-founder of The Starting Five.net. He has also written for The New York Times, Bleacher Report, The Chronicle News, The Nation, ESPN's The Undefeated and SLAM Magazine, to name a few. This podcast isn't about match-ups or breaking down each series of the first round. It's a deep dive on the Association as a whole, as well as, the top story lines heading into this postseason. Will Chris Paul, James Harden & Coach Mike D'Antoni finally get over the hump and deliver a title to Houston? Can the Golden State Warriors win their third title in four years? Is this the last go-round for the San Antonio Spurs as we know them? Will LeBron James make it to his eighth straight NBA Finals? Are the Philadelphia 76ers for real? We also take a moment to discuss who's the real MVP of this past regular season. LeBron's greatness. The New York Knicks search for a head coach. And is Brooklyn a viable destination for players in the years to come? It's an NBA extravaganza on the latest episode of The JAYREELZ Podcast! (Episode 8)

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