FOX Sports NBA contributor Yaron Weitzman lists his top 5 most pivotal players for the upcoming 2021-22 NBA season and explains why Ben Simmons makes the list.
On ‘The Starting 5’, Yaron Weitzman discusses five things that the Brooklyn Nets must fix if they want to win a championship: they have to get Kevin Durant some help, improve depth, find a two-way big, Harden needs to stop overthinking, and they have to beat the top teams.
In the Starting 5, Yaron Weitzman discusses if Lebron has lost his legs this year for the Los Angeles Lakers, which injured stars will return, if Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis can coexist on the Dallas Mavericks, if the Utah Jazz can be this year’s Milwaukee Bucks and if the Phoenix Suns can keep ascending to new heights.
FOX Sports NBA Analyst Yaron Weitzman explains why the New York Knicks are struggling and could miss the playoffs.
‘He wanted to be successful in every category’ – Pau Gasol on his relationship with Kobe Bryant & new docuseries about his career
Description: Pau Gasol opens up to Melissa Rohlin about the biggest thing he learned from Kobe Bryant as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, how he wants to be remembered as an NBA player, & reveals how he feels being left off the NBA’s ’75 Greatest Players’ list
Mark Jackson pays tribute to his late brother, Troy ‘Escalade’ Jackson, member of the AND1 Mixtape tour who died at a young age.
Mark Jackson and Shannon Sharpe dicuss today’s NBA: ‘Today’s players are more athletic and skilled and more versatile, the one thing they are not is not as smart.’
Mark Jackson defends NBA players like Nick “Swaggy P” Young: “He’s not a bum, he’s an NBA talent” I Club Shay Shay
Mark Jackson and Shannon Sharpe discuss professional athletes who aren’t at the peak of their sport, but can still play. ‘I tell people all the time: every professional athlete has the ability to make every other professional athlete in that sport look foolish. respect everyone,’ says Shannon.
Mark Jackson on playing the Lakers the night Magic Johnson announced he was HIV positive I Club Shay Shay
Mark Jackson remembers playing the Los Angeles Lakers the night Magic Johnson announced he tested positive for HIV. ‘I’m sitting in my hotel room looking at the ceiling and my head is gone, we play the Lakers tonight and Magic just gave an announcement. Back then we thought it was a death sentence, so I’m shattered as a kid.’
Mark Jackson addresses why he isn’t currently an NBA head coach. He explains that Steve Kerr, who inherited his team (Golden State Warriors), is the one guy who truly knows whether Mark Jackson is a good NBA coach.
Mark Jackson tells Shannon Sharpe that Michael Jordan would average 40 a night in today’s NBA. ‘Michael Jordan would average whatever he’d want to average. He could get 40 a night. I’m here telling you as a witness, he would average 40 a night.’
Mark Jackson talks to Shannon Sharpe about player empowerment in the NBA. ‘LeBron James changed the game and doesn’t get enough credit for that. He allowed guys to realize the power they have. I was on a team where the best player, Patrick Ewing, didn’t realize the power that he had.’
Mark Jackson talks to Shannon Sharpe about the future faces of the NBA. ‘Luka Dončić is the real deal. When you look at what he’s been able to do early in his career, he’s go it. He should be on the NBA’s Top 75 list.’