Today’s show brought some interesting news as a Los Angeles-area newspaper published an article saying that the Maloof’s lawyer released a statement stating that a move to Anaheim was still possible and that the family was not in full agreement with some of the criteria of the term sheet between the city and the Kings’ owners.
Radio voice of the Louisville Cardinals Bob Valvano finished off the first hour by previewing Saturday’s Final Four matchup against the Kentucky Wildcats. Valvano says it will easily draw the highest television ratings in the history of the state of Kentucky. Valvano explains why this rivalry is so important to the people of Kentucky and why the two sides are so venomous towards each other. Bob also delves into the history between the coaches and how it contributes to the fire underneath the rivalry.
During Grant’s Rant, he called out Donovan McNabb for ripping Mike Shanahan on ESPN, saying that Shanahan “misused” McNabb while Donovan was with the Washington Redskins.
After the rant, Grant replayed part of his interview with Bob Valvano where Bob gave an honest opinion about Terrence Williams’ time at Louisville. Valvano likened the Williams Lousiville teams to an Italian sports car, saying that when it runs, things are great – but more often than not, that car is stuck in the shop. Bottom line: Terrence Williams isn’t perfect, but he’s an incredibly talented athlete.
This led to a discussion about where Williams fits into the Kings’ lineup and whether Tyreke Evans or Marcus Thornton should be moved into a sixth man role.
Leading off the final hour, Chuck Hayes joined for his weekly spot and looked ahead to the Kentucky/Louisville matchup and takes a couple shots at current teammate and former Louisville Cardinal Francisco Garcia’s collegiate loyalties. Chuck also raves about the skill of DeMarcus Cousins as well as new addition Terrence Williams. Hayes and Grant also preview tomorrow night’s matchup in Utah against the Jazz, explaining why Al Jefferson is so difficult to handle defensively.
Next, Francisco Garcia joined the show to rebut Chuck Hayes’ claims that Kentucky will dominate Louisville this weekend. Francisco relived some of his better times a Louisville, including the times his Cardinals teams matched up against Chuck’s Wildcat squads. He then looked at this year’s Kings team, offering kind words about Isaiah Thomas and his growth here in the early season.
Late in the show, Mayor Kevin Johnson’s office issued a response to the statement released on behalf of the Maloof family and the Kings. Much of the turbulence in the process that came about on Thursday’s show can be chalked up to the rigors of negotiation, but the Mayor’s office was nonetheless firm in their reaction to the Maloof’s statement.