With all due Respect to the Great Reggie Miller I have to roll with Klay Thompson on this one!!! Here is a demonstration of how easy it is to reach up and dunk the ball when you are the largest person on the court. But, with all due respect, an entire NBA team should NOT get tested for COVID-19 while there are critically ill patients waiting to be tested. Brooklyn looks unguardable after acquiring James Harden from the Rockets. I was extremely busy last night and largely detached from social media and the outside world; waking up to this was....uhhhh interesting. We’ll talk when Klay retires someday. Here are the 10 teams in best position to land him. His game was much less appreciated in an era predicated on the complete opposite of what he did. With all due respect to Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, who may all be in the Hall of Fame one day, Curry is the system that … It’s hard to win as a lone star, and even harder when pitted against two of the greatest players of all time in Pippen and Jordan. With all due respect to Sanon, this pick isn’t going to go over well with Wizards fans. 5. Last word on the election: CNN needs to use the tweet below as inspiration and add ESPN's NFL PrimeTime music to its coverage. Q and Chance add a new voice to make it an official tripod and preview the Eastern and Western Conference. In his most 3-point driven season, Reggie fired off 6.6 per game. Aug 10, 2015 - With all due respect, and remember I'm saying with all due respect, that idea ain't worth a velvet painting of a whale and a dolphin getting it on. Why it was obvious the Eagles had to keep Carson Wentz, even if that meant letting go of a Super Bowl winning coach. Maybe he would excel and we’d see new aspects of his game we’ve never or rarely seen. Klay/Steph/KD were Jordan and Pippen for anyone in the West. That’s not to diminish what Klay has done in the league, more to emphasize the problems with comparing them or saying Klay is better. The CNN chief national correspondent has spent endless hours dominating his touch-screen maps in the same way Michael Jordan used to dominate the NBA. Without it, we lose so much of what made these players who they are. Many of you (and me) have spent more time this week with John King than anyone else in the world. With all due respect, King James did take a faux fall during the Eastern Conference Finals last year and he didn't even get touched by a Toronto Raptors' player. Jack Harlow didn’t rap about Gabe Vincent, with all due respect. "Tests should not … Facebook Twitter Flipboard uproxx.it An element of a culture or system of behavior … The podcast ended with Heyman sharing behind-the-scenes details and insight into his famous "pipe bomb" on Vince McMahon. Porter reportedly sent 17 unsolicited pictures to a foreign correspondent who moved to the U.S. to cover MLB, per ESPN's Jeff Passan and Mina Kimes. All four goals were scored by the Mewis sisters, with Rapinoe and Lloyd returning and Catarino Macario making her U.S. debut. The podcast started with Heyman's questioning me when I asked how he was doing. Simply reach up and dunk it. The amount of open layups he generated for himself due to a quick pivot or head fake is extraordinary. Then we got into Heyman's role as Roman Reigns's special counsel and how that partnership came to be. Nevada, With All Due Respect, People Want You To Please Hurry The Hell Up. According to basketball reference, the average pace of play from 1990-93 was roughly 97 possessions per game. Klay has deserved every single one of his, but Reggie certainly deserved more. Dwyane Wade: I agree Big Perk. Aka more three’s, as well as less non-star players shooting from the mid-range (If you think the mid-range is completely dead please read some of Seth Partnow’s work, it’s fantastic). SPORTS ILLUSTRATED is a registered trademark of ABG-SI LLC. With all due respect to other cute Star Wars characters such as Ewoks, BB-8, and others, Baby Yoda stole to crown. A way of describing cultural information being shared. This week's SI Media Podcast features an interview with the legendary Paul Heyman. With all due respect to the Wilt Chamberlains of the world, what Steph did to the modern NBA was truly, legitimately absurd. I had a lot planned for my morning, but couldn’t get anything done as this was consistently plaguing my mind. Be sure to catch up on past editions of Traina Thoughts and check out the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast hosted by Jimmy Traina on Apple, Spotify or Stitcher. First of all, I hope you all survived the last two episodes of The Last Dance (I guess Game 6 of the 98 ECF never happened), but we’re here now, we all have our hair again, and we’re inching ever closer to the hopeful reboot of the 2020 NBA season. You can also follow Jimmy on Twitter and Instagram. Klay Thompson was a large part of three incredible title teams, but the idea that having a title makes you a better player than someone is frankly nonsense. Kendrick Perkins: With All due respect to the great @DwyaneWade I believe that Anthony Davis compliments Lebron better than any other player he’s ever played with. - Ricky Bobby 14.2m members in the memes community. And he's been doing it since Tuesday with very little rest. He would undoubtedly shoot more threes and his scoring numbers would blossom before our very eyes. With all due Respect to the Great Reggie Miller, Klay Thompson is not the same player, nor should we even be having this discussion. Even shooting a significantly lesser amount of three’s, Reggie has been remarkably more efficient. Deshaun Watson is clearly unhappy in Houston and the rumor mill is churning with potential trades. But, Reggie never had the same kind of surrounding talent that Klay has experienced in Golden State. But, if you do, do it the right way, and be fair in your assessment/judgement. Who y’all got? Tests should not … ... Nevada election officials are working hard to count all the ballots, Deanna Spikula, the Washoe County registrar, told reporters Wednesday evening. "With All Due Respect" Podcast: NBA Preview SZN "Burbans & Lacs" 10/22/19 With All Due Respect returns for the start to the NBA Season. All-Star voting is biased and often the best players on the best teams receive the nod. But with all due respect to the Browns and the Reds, this one seemed to be particularly sweet for the reigning NBA Finals MVP. Conversely he could struggle, but I’m not interested in speculating on that. Is Robert Horry better than Charles Barkley by that logic? Tests should not be for the wealthy, but for the sick." Show full articles without "Continue Reading" button for {0} hours. This McLovin Superbad baby Yoda meme is Epic. However, from the mid 90’s to early 00’s there was a steep decline in pace; from 1995-04, the average pace was about 91 possessions per game which is an incredibly steep drop off. There’s a significant difference between being a team’s sole offensive engine with a steep drop-off in offensive talent down the roster, and having two Hall of Famer’s (or even just one pre-KD) who are among the greatest offensive players of all-time. With all due respect to Gobert, a person who is 7-foot-1 with a 9-foot-9 standing reach should be able to successfully dunk a basketball into a 10-foot hoop even if his hands are coated in vegetable oil. RANDOM VIDEO OF THE DAY: As Michael Scott once showed us, you can try to declare things, but it doesn't really mean anything. We can appreciate greatness without having to compare it. 4. "But, with all due respect, an entire NBA team should NOT get tested for COVID-19 while there are critically ill patients waiting to be tested. Take what you want from All-Defensive team votes/selections; strictly speaking on tape, Klay is much stronger at the point of attack, largely due to having a far more filled out frame than Reggie. One of the first things that comes to mind for me is that Reggie was the number one option much of his time in Indiana, and he didn’t really have a a true number two until he was largely out of his prime. The sports-related memes, GIFS, photos tweets and videos honoring King's tremendous work have been on point. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, White House Visit: From Tradition to Decision. Klay had the benefit of the gravity created by Steph and Durant. He just turned 30, maybe he gets a chance to be the number one option and we can stack up his performance then. Yes, both guys are roughly the same height (Klay Thompson was 6’7 until the official NBA heights were taken prior to this season), they generate(d) a lot of their looks off-ball and through motion. The gravitational pull of Kevin Durant is ten-fold the gravity of Derrick McKey, Rik Smits, or Mark Jackson. Right off the bat, you might think “Mark is off his rocker writing an article about a tweet,” and you know what, you may have a slight point there. ‍♂️ pic.twitter.com/omzMyrXn2V. Reggie’s numbers would be quite different if he played today. In a role that has been more the bolster of a great offense than than the fulcrum of one, it’s difficult to antiquate how well Klay would adapt to a role similar to Reggie’s. SPORTS VIDEO OF THE DAY: In honor of Thursday night's Packers-Niners game, here is Terrell Owens making one of the more impressive catches we've ever seen. To be fair to Klay, he’s a better defender than Reggie ever was. Both are 5 Time All-Stars, 1 has 3 rings!!!! 1. But, with all due respect, an entire NBA team should NOT get tested for COVID-19 while there are critically ill patients waiting to be tested,” de Blasio said. Klay has averaged more than that for his entire career (7 pg) and eclipsed 8 per game twice, consequentially his two highest scoring seasons. Pivoting towards Reggie, I want to posit that the major reason for why Reggie was never seen as a great defender, is because of the energy expenditure he put forth on the offensive side of the ball. with (all due) respect definition: 1. used to express polite disagreement in a formal situation: 2. used to express polite…. King rattles off numbers and counties like a machine, while Wolf Blitzer keeps interrupting him and he never gets flustered, never flubs a line and never loses his cool. I’m going to break this down and explain why I think this is such a discredit to both players involved. Realmuto, take a deep dive into the best players available this winter. © 2021 ABG-SI LLC. With all due respect to the MAC, which kicked off its football season with six games Wednesday night, the sports world has taken a back seat to politics this week as we still await the results of the 2020 presidential election. With all due respect to the Lakers, the 2021 championship race appears as close as it was heading into last season, even after last week’s frenzy … We’ll talk … During his peak years (1990-2000), Reggie averaged 6 free throws per game the mark of an above average finisher. If you’re unfamiliar with the basketball use of the term, gravity is the way in which a player draws defenders to them with or without the ball; how attached to the hip/cognizant is the defense of a given player. Any Pacer fan can recall the 90’s and Reggie cutting baseline to run off an endless wave of Davis screens. It’s all hypothetical. But, with all due respect, an entire NBA team should NOT get tested for COVID-19 while there are critically ill patients waiting to be tested. So strap in! I don’t think Reggie would’ve become the same kind of defender Klay has become simply due to his own body’s ability, but with more energy to spend on that end, he would certainly have a different reputation as a stopper. Kansas guard Chris Teahan banked in a three as time expired in Baylor's 77-69 victory in Waco on Monday. if you’re going to do it, at least try and do it in a fair way. Lester, 37, posted a career-worst 5.16 ERA in 12 starts in 2020. For the next four games, Smith came in with the bench unit either at the end of the first or the start of the second quarter, and with all due respect to the now two-time NBA … While you can still draw some small comparisons between the two, that’s where the similarities end for me. Thus far, Klay Thompson has been an incredible talent, but to outright say he is a better player than Reggie is a stretch. Clark County said it would release results Thursday. But, with all due respect, an entire NBA team should NOT get tested for COVID-19 while there are critically ill patients waiting to be tested. This is not on knock on Klay, but it’s important to note for Reggie. 1.With all due respect to the MAC, which kicked off its football season with six games Wednesday night, the sports world has taken a back seat to … Klay can score off the dribble, but he doesn’t do it often; according to stats.nba.com, since the 2014 season, over 50% of Klay’s shots have come without dribbling, and when including shots taken with one dribble prior to shooting, nearly 75% of his shots are accounted for. He played in an era that was largely abhorrent of his skillset, and yet he was still one of the greats. Klay routinely guards opposing teams’ best perimeter player and warrants the defensive acclaim he has received throughout his career. Horry was a good player in his own right, but my point is that while being on a title team is great, I don’t think that inherently makes an individual great. For instance; the league average effective field goal percentage (FG% accounting for threes) from 1990-2006 was 48.3% with a peak of 50% in 1995 (the year the three point line was moved in to 22 feet), and the two other highs in the concurrent years; 96 and 97. Even with his offensive load, Reggie still guarded competently and in the playoffs was routinely matched up with opposing star wings; guarding Jordan in the Eastern Conference Finals, early Ray Allen with the Bucks, and Reggie Lewis when he and Chuck Person met the Celtics in his first playoff foray. There’s also this misconception that Reggie never did anything with the ball in his hands. While in general the pace of play has increased in recent years, the pace in the early 90’s (start of Reggie’s prime) is similar to today’s. We are sure that they are kin-eyed, as even little mistakes, funny moments and hilarious finals are noticed by them and immediately shared with all … We’ll talk when Klay retires someday. The network is expected to have massive layoffs Thursday, and if you've ever experienced a day with layoffs, whether you survive or not, you know it's truly horrible on every level. "But, with all due respect, an entire NBA team should NOT get tested for COVID-19 while there are critically ill patients waiting to be tested. Herro is affordable tonight, and if there were ever a team to jump on the low price tag, it’s now, even if Simmons is active. You can listen to the podcast below or download it on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher and Google Play. Those 7.9 seconds vilified Detroit as the ultimate sore loser bullies. For reference, the 2017-18 season’s average pace was 97.3 possessions per game. Thre point attempt rates really skyrocketed from 2015-2017 and EFG% along with it; from 22.4 3pg to 27 as league average. This state is the place of the new funny NBA finals pictures, NBA playoff, and draft memes, as far as there are so many passionate basketball fans. But, I have a major issue with comparing players like this. 6. Even Twitter and sports fans—the two toughest and angriest crowds out there—have been thoroughly impressed with King. While the change of pace has often been talked about and sometimes overblown, the biggest difference has been the efficiency bloom. All … With all due Respect to the Great Reggie Miller, Klay Thompson is not the same player, nor should we even be having this discussion. Reggie wasn’t going to pull out a shammgod in the middle of the playoffs, but he was deadly with a mid range pullup and surprisingly savvy at getting to the rim. Let’s stop trying to put them in boxes and categorize them because their numbers look similar. If Reggie has different talent around him or doesn’t run into some of the greatest teams of all-time, maybe he wins a title or many. The Wizards selected Ukranian point guard Issuf Sanon with the 44th overall pick in the NBA Draft. Like us on Facebook to see similar stories, The Energy 202: The pipeline fights are only beginning for Biden, Bitter, Trump skips chance to say splashy, high-profile farewell. Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. 2. Memes! Reggie was on some phenomenal teams, but largely missed out due to being on some largely average teams in his early prime, and poor voting. 7. When I think of Reggie Miller and Klay Thompson, I think of two supremely talented silky smooth shooters. But with all due respect to those players, none have the capability of swinging a playoff series. With all due respect to the current times, history washes its hands of the Pistons because they didn't shake hands. He wasn’t going to ISO 35 possession a game, but to say he couldn’t score with the ball in his hands is a fallacy. He then ripped me for writing that Bobby Heenan is the greatest wrestling manager of all time. Klay has never been a number one option and for a large portion of the run Golden State went on, he was a tertiary option. Not everything came off the dribble, but in watching Reggie, he is quite simply one of the best off-ball cutters in league history. All Rights Reserved. For reference, Klay topped out at just over 3 free throws per game and has hovered around two for most of his career. With all due respect to Harris, a fine player, he’s a perfect example of a guy hitting the market at the right time. Reggie had good length and would compete as a defensive player; for a guy averaging nearly 40 minutes per game in the playoffs during his prime, that’s solid. But, with all due respect, an entire NBA team should NOT get tested for COVID-19 while there are critically ill patients waiting to be tested,” de Blasio wrote on Twitter. League EFG% has been above 50% since 2016 and climbed to 52.1% in 2018. For right now, it’s clear cut for me. the era these two players existed in are very different B.) ... high-reward move that puts the Clippers even closer to an NBA championship. Headlined by Trevor Bauer, DJ LeMahieu and J.T. Learn more. Reggie did more with less and is one of the most efficient players of all time. During Curry’s 2016 unanimous MVP … But the process led to engagement between the NBA and local civil rights groups. If you put prime Reggie in today’s game, his offense would pop like no other. NBA trade rumors indicate that the Houston Rockets will at least ask for one of Pascal Siakam or Kyle Lowry in return, and in all likelihood, it will be the former. Just want to send best wishes to everyone at ESPN. Context is key. While Klay has certainly seen intense levels of defensive attention, he’s never seen the consistent level that Reggie dealt with for the majority of his career. 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