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LeBron Fires Back At Jay Williams Over Pippen Comparison

“By the time Lebron James teamed up with Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami, he had won two league MVPs and been selected as an All-NBA performer six times.”

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Jay Williams says Lebron James was the Scottie Pippen to Dwayne Wade’s Michael Jordan their first year together in Miami. James took exception to that, but it wasn’t because of the comparison to the number 2 on those great Chicago Bulls teams of the 90s. It was because his name was mentioned at all.

Williams was initially responding to Richard Jefferson. Jefferson tweeted that Giannis Antetokounmpo may have more in common with Pippen than he does with Jordan. The new ESPN Radio morning man responded saying that there is nothing wrong with that. Sometimes even the league’s best players still have room to develop.

LeBron responded that he was blindsided by the comparison. “I’m over here minding my damn business preparing for Houston,” he tweeted. “And by the way I ain’t never been nobody but my damn self!”

That last part could be debated. James has certainly carved a very distinct path for his career, but he has acknowledged in the past that several NBA legends have influenced him, as have other legendary athletes like Muhammad Ali.

Either way, it is a strange comparison. By the time Lebron James teamed up with Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami, he had won two league MVPs and been selected as an All-NBA performer six times.

The validity of Jefferson’s initial statement could also be questioned. Sure, Giannis Antetokounmpo has yet to make it to an NBA Finals, and his Milwaukee Bucks are in a hole right now against the Miami Heat, but the guy won the league MVP award last year, something Pippen never did, and was just named Defensive Player of the Year this season. He may not be Michael Jordan, but saying “Giannis might be a Pippen” as if it is an insult, really devalues just how valuable Pippen was to Jordan’s career.

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Lawyer For Deshaun Watson Accusers: Adam Schefter ‘Foolishness’ Why People Don’t Seek Justice

“This kind of foolishness is exactly why people do not pursue justice,” Buzbee said.

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Houston attorney Tony Buzbee held a press conference Thursday detailing the frustration Deshaun Watson’s accusers felt from seeing the Cleveland Browns quarterback only receive a six-game suspension. In the process, Buzbee took shots at ESPN’s Adam Schefter for his handling of the matter.

Buzbee called Schefter a “so-called insider” who has never spoken to the Houston lawyer while covering the case. He later showed a tweet from Schefter that read “This is why Deshaun Watson from the beginning welcomed a police investigation. He felt he knew that the truth would come out. And today, a grand jury did not charge him on any of the criminal complaints.”

“This kind of foolishness is exactly why people do not pursue justice,” Buzbee said.

Buzbee later took to Instagram to call Schefter a “little guy” who thinks he’s important in “his little lame ass bubble”. Buzbee ended the post by calling Schefter a “f***ing loser”.

Schefter made the tweet in question on March 11th after a grand jury failed to indict Watson on any charges. He later admitted it “was a poorly worded tweet” and he “should have been clearer” that he was providing insight from Deshaun Watson’s legal team’s point of view.

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Linda Cohn: Other Networks Never Gave Me A Good Enough Reason to Leave ESPN

“There were always more pros than cons about where I was.”

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Linda Cohn just celebrated 30 years on SportsCenter. On top of that, she just signed a new deal at ESPN. 

She has been one of the network’s staples for a long time. Stephen Strom asked her how that happened on the latest episode of the Sports Talkers Podcast. Cohn’s answer was pretty simple.

“I didn’t see enough from other networks to make this dramatic change,” she said.

ESPN always viewed Linda Cohn as a standout at the SportsCenter desk. As time went by, she became a reliable presence that the network did not want to lose. She told Strom that meant unfortunately she did not get every opportunity she wanted in Bristol. 

Other networks have shown interest at various points. In the end though, Cohn said her kids were a major factor and no network ever presented an opportunity that was worth uprooting her kids.

“You can’t ignore the fact that you don’t want to move people around. You know, the old pro/con list? That’s what I did. There were always more pros than cons about where I was.”

New episodes of The Sports Talkers Podcast drop every Thursday.

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NBC Sports Announces Matthew Berry Hire, Will Debut Tonight on Football Night in America

This is truly a full circle moment for me,” said Berry, who served as a fantasy football expert at NBC Sports’ Rotoworld from 1999-2004.

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NBC Sports has announced the official hiring of fantasy specialist Matthew Berry. He has agreed to a multi-year deal and will be featured on Peacock, NBC and NBC Sports digital platforms.

The network also announced that Berry will join Football Night in America each week during the NFL season on NBC and Peacock including with his debut tonight leading into the 2022 Hall of Fame Game.

Berry will host a weekly game-day fantasy football and sports betting show on Sundays from 11a-1p ET on Peacock and NBC Sports digital platforms. He will also create a one-hour daily podcast for Peacock, live-listening on NBC Sports Audio and SiriusXM and be available as a downloadable podcast.

We welcome Matthew to the team and are excited to incorporate into our coverage the compelling and industry-shaping commentary that has made him the face of fantasy football for millions of fans,” said Sam Flood, NBC Sports Production Executive Producer & President.

“This is truly a full circle moment for me,” said Berry, who served as a fantasy football expert at NBC Sports’ Rotoworld from 1999-2004. “I started my career at Rotoworld, spent many years there, and not many people are lucky enough to get the chance to come home. I’ve spent my entire life talking fantasy football to anyone that would listen. So when I was offered the chance to join the highest-rated studio show in all of sports, I couldn’t say yes fast enough.”

Berry also added, “Please remind me of this quote the next time I realize millions of people just saw me get a prediction wrong. In the meantime, know that I am incredibly honored and humbled by the opportunity not just to join the FNIA family but also to help build something special on Peacock.”

Berry will provide analysis and content around major NBC Sports events outside of football, including the Kentucky Derby, Indy 500, and more.

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