Celtics

Celtics

In this episode, Michael talks all things basketball with NBA columnist Jackie MacMullan. They get into NBA player empowerment and movement across the league as well as the impact that Gordon Hayward's struggles had on the Celtics last season. They also take a deeper look at what really went wrong with Kyrie Irving and the Celtics as well as just how untouchable the Jaylen Brown/Jayson Tatum duo was during trade talks.

1:14 — NBA player empowerment and Steve Kerr's comments on player demands

5:53 — The return haul the Oklahoma City Thunder received for Paul George

7:27 — Russell Westbrook holding Oklahoma City Thunder hostage

9:03 — Guys choose playing with friends over money

17:00 — What is the best team in the NBA?

18:55 — Everything that went wrong for Celtics after trading for Kyrie Irving

22:22 — What changed with Kyrie Irving this season?

25:30 — Kyrie Irving's relationship with Danny Ainge

29:30 — Would Al Horford have stayed in Boston if Kyrie Irving re-signed? / Are Jaylen and Jayson Tatum untouchable?

32:33 — What is Jaylen Brown like as a person?

35:19 — Addition of Kara Lawson to coaching staff

38:23 — Tim Duncan joining Spurs coaching staff

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