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Hour 2: Flipping the Script

Hour 2: Flipping the Script

Update: 2024-06-04
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The show begins with a discussion about the controversial foul in a WNBA game between Indiana and Chicago, where Kennedy Carter was upgraded to a flagrant foul for a shoulder check on Caitlin Clark. The hosts discuss the surrounding narrative of veterans targeting Clark due to jealousy, but Rebecca Lobo argues that it was simply a basketball play and that the media has blown it out of proportion. They also discuss the unprecedented level of attention Clark is receiving, which has led to a lot of scrutiny and debate. The conversation then shifts to the upcoming NBA Finals, where the Celtics are facing the Mavericks. The hosts discuss the potential for Jason Tatum to win Finals MVP and what that would mean for his legacy as a Celtics great. They also discuss the possibility of the Celtics becoming a dynasty and how a championship win would solidify Tatum's place in Celtics history. The show concludes with a discussion about Kyrie Irving and his redemption arc with the Mavericks, as well as the potential for the Mavericks to win the championship.

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00:00:00
The Controversial WNBA Foul

This Chapter discusses the controversial foul in a WNBA game between Indiana and Chicago, where Kennedy Carter was upgraded to a flagrant foul for a shoulder check on Caitlin Clark. The hosts discuss the surrounding narrative of veterans targeting Clark due to jealousy, but Rebecca Lobo argues that it was simply a basketball play and that the media has blown it out of proportion. They also discuss the unprecedented level of attention Clark is receiving, which has led to a lot of scrutiny and debate.

00:22:59
The NBA Finals: Jason Tatum's Legacy

This Chapter discusses the upcoming NBA Finals, where the Celtics are facing the Mavericks. The hosts discuss the potential for Jason Tatum to win Finals MVP and what that would mean for his legacy as a Celtics great. They also discuss the possibility of the Celtics becoming a dynasty and how a championship win would solidify Tatum's place in Celtics history.

00:34:47
Kyrie Irving's Redemption Arc

This Chapter concludes with a discussion about Kyrie Irving and his redemption arc with the Mavericks, as well as the potential for the Mavericks to win the championship.

Keywords

WNBA
The Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) is a professional basketball league for women in the United States. It was founded in 1996 as a counterpart to the National Basketball Association (NBA). The WNBA is known for its high level of competition and its commitment to promoting women's sports.

Caitlin Clark
Caitlin Clark is an American professional basketball player for the Indiana Fever of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). She was drafted by the Fever with the first overall pick in the 2023 WNBA draft. Clark is known for her exceptional scoring ability and her dynamic playmaking skills. She was a standout player at the University of Iowa, where she led the Hawkeyes to the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament.

Kennedy Carter
Kennedy Carter is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Sky of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). She was drafted by the Sky with the 13th overall pick in the 2022 WNBA draft. Carter is known for her athleticism and her ability to defend multiple positions. She played college basketball at the University of Texas at Austin.

Jason Tatum
Jason Tatum is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was drafted by the Celtics with the third overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft. Tatum is known for his scoring ability, his versatility, and his leadership. He has been named an NBA All-Star four times and has been selected to the All-NBA Team three times.

Kyrie Irving
Kyrie Irving is an American professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the first overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft. Irving is known for his exceptional ball-handling skills, his scoring ability, and his clutch play. He has been named an NBA All-Star eight times and has been selected to the All-NBA Team six times.

NBA Finals
The NBA Finals is the championship series of the National Basketball Association (NBA). It is played between the champions of the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference. The Finals is a best-of-seven series, with the first team to win four games being crowned the NBA champion.

Celtics
The Boston Celtics are an American professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Celtics are one of the most successful teams in NBA history, having won 17 championships. They are known for their rich history, their passionate fan base, and their iconic green and white uniforms.

Mavericks
The Dallas Mavericks are an American professional basketball team based in Dallas, Texas. They are members of the Southwest Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Mavericks won the NBA championship in 2011, led by Dirk Nowitzki. They are known for their high-scoring offense and their passionate fan base.

Q&A

  • What was the controversial foul in the WNBA game between Indiana and Chicago?

    Kennedy Carter, a player for the Chicago Sky, was upgraded to a flagrant foul for a shoulder check on Caitlin Clark, a player for the Indiana Fever, while the ball was being inbounded.

  • What is the main argument surrounding the foul?

    Some believe that veterans are targeting Caitlin Clark due to jealousy, while others argue that it was simply a basketball play and that the media has blown it out of proportion.

  • What is the significance of the upcoming NBA Finals for Jason Tatum?

    A championship win and a Finals MVP award would solidify Tatum's place in Celtics history and potentially launch him into the conversation of Celtics greats.

  • What is the potential impact of Kyrie Irving's performance in the NBA Finals?

    A strong performance and a championship win could help Irving rewrite the narrative of his career and potentially erase the negative memories from his time in Brooklyn.

  • What is the significance of the Mavericks winning the championship?

    A Mavericks championship would be one of the most unexpected titles in recent memory, given their recent struggles and the strength of the Western Conference.

Show Notes

Coming up, Chennedy Carter has spoken about her flagrant foul on Caitlin Clark. We will have all the insight on the biggest story in sports when we come back. Plus, the great debate! Would you rather have Aaron Rodgers' career or Eli Manning's? CJ Stroud was asked this question and we're going to answer it. Meanwhile, from flipping the bird to flipping the script! What would it mean for Kyrie to beat Boston and win a ring? We discuss.

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Hour 2: Flipping the Script

Hour 2: Flipping the Script

ESPN, Mike Greenberg, Jalen Rose