The Sports Animals take over the Bobby Curran Show today. Kurt Helin from NBCSports.com talks the NBA as free agency rears its head around the corner. Leo Luna from Gaslamp Ball talks the Padres as they look to stay competitive in their division. Associate Head Coach and Special Teams Coordinator Thomas Sheffield joins the show to update us on the progress of the special teams unit, and his chance encounter with The Rock.
00:00 Charles Robinson and Jim Trotter are back! Joe Burrow stands against the Supreme Courts decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.20:16 Kurt Helin sees the Clippers winning the West if they attain John Wall.36:55 Pat Forde reacts to Arch Manning committing to the University of Texas.
00:00 Vincent Goodwill is back as a guest host! Jeff Goodman doesn't like the Thunder's draft picks “at all.” Kurt Helin reacts to the report that Kyrie Irving will opt in and be traded.38:46 Carron J Phillips answers today's Black Music Month question. He remains a supporter of Kyrie Irving, the basketball player.
Why did the Magic run a subterfuge campaign before drafting Paolo Banchero No. 1, and – more importantly – was he worth the top pick? Which teams drafted the best fits? How did the Knicks, Thunder, Pistons, Hornets, Grizzlies and 76ers do in their trades?Dan Feldman and Kurt Helin review the 2022 NBA Draft.
00:00 Vincent Goodwill is back as a guest host and he's skeptical about Paolo Banchero. Smith likes Chet Holmgren for the Thunder. Kurt Helin reacts to the Jerami Grant traded to the Trailblazers. Does this put an end to rumors of a Damien Lillard departure?31:19 Marcus Thompson gives his answer to today's Black Music Month question. 39:05 Marcus Thompson puts emphasis on Steph Curry's mental fortitude during his time with the Warriors.50:13 Vinnie predicts the Knicks will make a trade.
00:00 Vincent Goodwill is a guest co-host today! Marc Spears joins us to talk about Kyrie Irving's trade rumors, amid his contract negotiation with the Nets. Smith says the Nets should trade both KD and Kyrie! 31:19 Mike Jones comes on to give insight on Dan Snyder being subpoenaed. Deshaun Watson settles on 20 of his 24 lawsuits.42:01 Kurt Helin updates his top 10 NBA players of all time to fit Steph Curry in.49:21 Natalie celebrates her Golden State Warriors winning the NBA Finals.
Reacting to the news of the morning that Kyrie Irving and the Nets have reportedly reached an impasse about the star guard's future in Brooklyn. Doug makes that point that this should surprise no one, that Kyrie seems to reach an impasse with team he has been with and every relationship he has had. Senior NBA Reporter for NBC Sports .com Kurt Helin joins Doug to talk about the Kyrie Irving story, where he might end up, what the Warriors do moving forward with their roster, and other major NBA headlines. Plus, Bryan Fenley takes Doug through a game of "Big Deal, Little Deal or No Deal?". See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
00:00 The Warriors elevate their dynasty further, winning a 4th NBA Finals Championship.16:27 Steph Curry finally secures his first NBA Finals MVP trophy.40:43 Jayson Tatum struggled in his first Finals appearance. Will the Celtics be back in the NBA Finals next year?58:33 Kurt Helin and Corey Robinson take over the second hour. They react to the Golden State Warriors winning the 2022 NBA Finals.1:15:15 Where does Steph Curry rank all time now that he had 4 NBA Titles?1:31:22 The Warriors and Celtics are favorites to win the NBA Finals in 2023. Sue Bird announces she will retire.1:42:36 Looking forward to the NBA Draft.
Was it the Warriors' championship mettle and experience, or did the Celtics beat themselves? Or, was it just the fact Stephen Curry was just the best player in the series by a mile. Kurt Helin and Dan Feldman from NBC Sports sit courtside at the TD Garden in Boston not long after Golden State was crowned NBA Champions for the fourth time in eight years and talked about the Warriors' underrated defense, the greatness of Stephen Curry, the smart moves by Golden State in not making a big trade, the play of Andrew Wiggins, and what the Boston Celtics have to do to get back to this stage again.
00:00 Steph Curry has the best NBA Finals performance in his career. Could he win Finals MVP even if the Warriors lose?23:40 Charles Robinson says Lamar Jackson could command $45 million a year on his next contract.39:19 Vincent Goodwill doesn't know how realistic it is to expect two more games like this from Curry.
00:00 Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, and the other golfers who joined LIV Golf have been suspended by the PGA. Kurt Helin gives his take on this and the NBA Finals.22:16 Tyler “Dragonfly Jonez” & Lajethro Jenkins weigh in on Boston's explicit chant toward Draymond. 40:07 Chris Simms breaks down his Top 40 QB Countdown.51:52 Mellody Hobson is about to be the first black woman to own part of an NFL team.
In the second hour we get into a Falcons' Flyover and react to clips from Arthur Smith and Terry Fontenot after their open practice. Then we welcome Kurt Helin of NBS Sports to the show to discuss the NBA and the Finals. Lastly, Chuckery reacts to Stephen A. Smith's take that Jordan ruined the NBA in What's Buggin Chuckery.
00:00 JA Adande is the guest host today! Holley makes an argument that the Warriors aren't as much of a “homegrown' team as they get credit for. 20:25 JA says momentum won't matter in the NBA Finals, confidence matters.35:32 Tom Haberstroh tells us the first concert he went to and gives his predictions for the NBA Finals.51:58 Josiah Johnson hopes both teams lose the finals.1:04:16 Kurt Helin picks the Warriors to win the Finals.1:16:25 Today is the 20th anniversary of “The Wire.” Which season was the best in the series?
The Boston Celtics vs. the Golden State Warriors for the NBA Title. It's a fitting matchup. There are fascinating storylines of franchise history, and it's a chess of player matchups. Stephen Curry with Marcus Smart on him, Jayson Tatum guarded by Andrew Wiggins. Kurt Helin of NBCSports.com and Mark Medina of NBA.com break down the Finals matchup, the history, and what it means for both franchises — and both predict a seven-game series.
Bill opens the hour talking about The Match with Aaron Rodgers and Gabe Kapler's decision to stay inside during the national anthem. He then talks Josh Hader and Packers OTAs before NBCSports lead NBA writer Kurt Helin joins to talk NBA Finals See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
NBC Sports NBA writer Kurt Helin joined the show to discuss the NBA playoffs, NBA draft and who he expects to get max deals. Good, Bad & Ugly Whole World News - Humans vs. Animals See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
(00:00) Holley and Smith reflect on the tragic events in Texas(22:00) Kurt Helin and Jeff Goodman join the show to review the Mavs win over Warriors and preview Celtics, Heat game 5(38:30) The brothers discuss the fallout from the HBO Real Sports interview with Deshaun Watson's accuser Ashley Solis(51:20) Congratulations to the newly hired Steelers GM Omar Khan
00:00 Jimmy Butler continues to lead the Miami Heat to playoff victories. Holley breaks down his Top 10 Current NBA Players. The Comments Section returns with Morgan Miller.19:32 Natalie comes back in anticipation of the Warriors vs Mavericks playoff series.36:15 Real Talk: Christy Winters-Scott tells us how the Miami Heat beat the Celtics using skill and will. Monty Williams responds to Patrick Beverley's negative comments toward Chris Paul.54:34 Michael Silver went to a concert with Robert Kraft. Tom Brady's offseason stories. Will Deebo Samuels come to an agreement with the 49ers? 1:13:37 Kurt Helin reacts to the NBA Draft Lottery. Can the Magic be trusted with the #1 pick in the draft? Helin chimes in on Holley's Top 10 Current NBA Players.1:30:38 Dr. Jason Johnson will be attending the Broncos-Seahawks game in Week 1. Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness review.
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Bill is first joined by Kurt Helin (lead NBA writer for NBC Sports) to talk about the Bucks' Game 7 loss, what the roster looks like moving forward, how the team needs to improve, the rest of the NBA playoffs and more. Bill then talks more about the Jaire Alexander signing, the Packers' offensive strategy and what a fair grade would be for their offseason at this point See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Kurt Helin, Lead NBA writer/managing editor at http://NBCSports.com chats with John Lund and Kerry Crowley See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Hans & Scotty Hour 2. Thursday May 12, 2022 The guys talk to Kurt Helin, lead NBA writer/managing editor at http://NBCSports.com Good, Bad, and the Ugly- Patriots/Raiders recent trade, Rudy Gobert and Shaq, Golf and disaster... See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dan and Ryan, filling in for Doug, talk about the amazing win by the Bucks in game five of their series with the Celtics as Jrue Holiday made the defensive play of the post-season on Marcus Smart to seal the win. Lead NBA Writer for NBCSports .com Kurt Helin joins Dan and Ryan to give his thoughts on all of the main headlines in the NBA Playoffs this week. Dan tells a story about how Ryan was his Tacko Fall. Plus, Dan and Ryan react to Doug Gottlieb's take on Name, Image and Likeness. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
00:00 Nikola Jokic wins 2nd consecutive NBA MVP Award. Why do people disagree with Jokic being MVP after his historic season?23:03 Kurt Helin explains why he voted for Jokic to win MVP. Will Embiid take out his anger on the Miami Heat after coming short of MVP Award?40:47 Charles Robinson agrees with Pete Carroll that Geno Smith gives the Seahawks their best chance to win right now. Charles takes some guesses on what else is to come this offseason.54:39 Kelcey Wright Johnson gives some insider info on how the Grizzlies are reacting to Ja Morant's knee injury. 1:08:21 Marcus Thompson says its not a playoff series until players try to get their opponents suspended. The Kings sign Mike Brown to be their Head Coach.1:33:03 Chris Paul was irate after a young fan pushes his family.
00:00 Draymond Green gets ejected after a controversial Flagrant 2 call. Is it okay for refs to make calls based on a player's reputation?29:24 Grading the draft now that it's all said and done. Chiefs, Steelers and Ravens get high praise. The Punt God gets drafted!41:26 Charles Robinson foresees Baker Mayfield with the Browns at the start of next season. He also reacts to the results of the NFL Draft.59:18 Vincent Goodwill weighs in on the Draymond Green Flagrant 2 debate. Should the media have paid more attention to Scottie Pippen?1:13:24 Kurt Helin comes on to talk about Joel Embiid's injury and how it will affect the 76ers. Are the Miami Heat boring?1:26:31 Eric Edholm tells us which players are good fits with the teams that drafted them. 1:35:09 Deandre Hopkins suspended for 6 games for violating PED Policy.