The Vertical's Michael Lee joins Woj on the NBA Playoffs
Michael Lee of The Vertical joins The Vertical Podcast with Woj for an NBA playoffs edition. Michael and Woj breakdown the series’, including the epic Isaiah Thomas-John Wall matchup, the Warriors without Steve Kerr, how LeBron James’ breaks the spirit of Eastern Conference teams and Michael Lee’s historic role in introducing Soulja Boy and Jay Z into the old Cavaliers-Wizards rivalry. All that and a lot more on the Vertical Podcast with Woj. 2:38: The Isaiah Thomas/John Wall matchup and Lee’s history covering Wall and the Wizards. 5:18: The mutual respect between Thomas and Wall. 10:37: Lee on covering the Wizards/Cavs series that included the Deshawn Stevenson/LeBron James beef and a Jay-Z diss record. 16:40: Thomas’ unprecedented rise from being the 60th pick to a superstar. 20:56: Thomas’ ability to focus on the game following the death of his sister. 25:46: LaMarcus Aldridge’s up and down play during his two postseasons with the Spurs. 34:53: How Aldridge fits in the Spurs culture. 38:46: The Raptors struggling on the road against the Cavs for the second straight postseason. 41:32: LeBron James’ pursuit of a seventh straight trip to the NBA Finals. 44:31: Steve Kerr’s uncertain future and how it could impact the Warriors. 47:47: How Kerr’s experience as a player with the Bulls helps the Warriors avoid distractions. 53:06: The Rockets far exceeding external expectations this season.
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