Angel Reese vs Caitlin Clark

Episode 139 June 07, 2024 00:57:54
Angel Reese vs Caitlin Clark
Slack isTalk
Angel Reese vs Caitlin Clark

Jun 07 2024 | 00:57:54


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The WNBA can take advantage of this budding rivalry

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[00:00:28] Speaker A: And now it's the time you've been waiting for. You're in the mix with film producer Jason Slack, aka the Talk of the town. Now the 40 Vision films man himself, the owner of the Jason Slack brand. The place to be is here on the Vision live network. And now let's get it in. Welcome to the Slack is Talk podcast. [00:01:01] Speaker B: Welcome to the Slackest Talk podcast aka the talk of the town. Now I'm your host, film producer Jason Slack, and this is season number four. And on today's show, we got an episode you do not want to miss. So without a doubt, let's get it in. [00:01:18] Speaker C: Welcome to the Vision Live Network. You are now tuned in to the Slack is Talk podcast hosted by film producer Jason Slack and presented by the VisionLive Network. The VisionLife Network is the home of a number of todays popular podcast. Since you are already a fan, you might as well subscribe. Visit, go to the Slack is Talk podcast, then click the subscribe button. Thats it. Its that simple. The show will be delivered to your device every time there is a new episode. Now you can hear all the talk from the 40 Vision man himself. Thanks for tuning in to the Vision Live network where you can experience our vision live. 40 Vision films and Godstar Productions are two proud sponsors of the Vision Life Network, working together to bring us the best listening experience possible. 40 Vision Films and Godstar Productions, two marquee names in our industry today. For more information, visit 40 dot. [00:02:19] Speaker B: And welcome to another epic edition of the Talk of the Town. Now I'm your host, film producer Jason Slack, and today is Thursday, June 6, 2024. And before we get into today's episode, man, I just want to take the time out, man, to tell y'all, man, season four here on the Slackest Talk podcast. And we almost at the halfway point. I just want to take the time out, man, to say thanks, man. I appreciate it, man. For four seasons, four plus seasons, man. Four and a half. Y'all been with me. Y'all been rocking with me. Y'all continue to rock with me. And I love it, man. I love it each and every week it feels like the first time, man. Cause we talk about our topics range all over the place. You know, we just not tied to one thing like music, movies, sports, life. Like we just like we all over the place, man. We just, you know, having discussions each time, each week, man, we come back, it feels fresh, it feels like new. You know what I'm saying it feels like one of the first times. You know what I'm saying? And it's just a blessing, man. Four plus seasons, y'all already know what it is. Y'all could have been anywhere in the world. But y'all right here with me, man. I appreciate that. And program note, as I just said, you know, four and a half seasons, we almost at the halfway point, I got one more episode to do before, you know, we go on a month break. You know, usually if it's, you know, this, your first go around with the slackest talk podcast, you know how I do it. You know, I take two breaks throughout the year. My first one is dead center in the middle of the year, the last two weeks of June and the first two weeks of July. And then I also take another break in the month of December, you know, toward Thanksgiving and Christmas. So, you know, that's just how we always do things here on the slackest talk podcast. Y'all already know what I'm gonna say. If something happens, you know what I mean? Something extreme happens during that month, y'all would be hearing from me. You know what I'm saying? I do what you call an emergency episode, something that we got to talk about, something that we got to chop it up. And in addition, you know, to the emergency episode, if need be. We still on social media. We still on social media, man. We still got the slackest talk question of the week, you know what I'm saying? We still got those discussions going. The NBA playoffs is here. You know what I mean? We might have a winner during that time. So things are going to get heated, you know what I'm saying? I know how it is. I definitely would be front and center, you know what I'm saying? Like, you know, and that might even be, you know, spoiler alert. That might even be my first show coming back. You know, I'm excited right now. NBA Finals. I'm a Chicago fan, you know, I know what you're saying. Chicago's not in there. But also, I'm a Duke fan, and if you pay attention, you know, Jason Tatum is on Boston, Kyrie Irving, and Derek lively is on Dallas. So in this situation, you know, I can't lose. You know what I'm saying? One of my goals is, as a Duke fan, we gotta. We gotta start winning these NBA championships. Duke players gotta win these NBA championships. Like, we. We all over the place. We gotta have more champions championships than the Tar Heels do. You know what I'm saying? I know. They had Michael Jordan, the greatest of all time. I know they had worthy Sam Perkins, you know, all these people that played for LA and all that, you know, these, these all world franchises, man. But we gotta catch up, man. We gotta catch up, man. We got. We almost gotta play on each team, man. We have to, like, things have to start shaking and you know what I'm saying? This year is it, you know, so congratulations on that. A Duke player will be receiving a championship trophy this year. That's nothing but up. And I just can't wait to see who that person or persons are now. You know, we got some time to talk about the NBA Finals, which, by the way, game one is. Is going on right now as we speak. And then later on this month, we also have the NBA draft that we have to start getting ready for. But, you know, we got time for that right now. On this episode, I want to shed some light on a different sport. I want to shed some light on the fact that I believe that this is the beginning for some great things. Some real, real great things. Today's episode is about Angel Reese versus Caitlin Clark 2.0. And also, congratulations in advance to the WNBA. Now, first, you know, let's talk about. Let's talk a little bit about how we got here. You know, for years, you know, people, the commissioner and everybody has been working hard, or hard at work, I should say, of trying to get the WNBA to a point where it's more popular or just as popular of the NBA, and not just the NBA, but any other sport, you know, as far as, you know, putting more fans in the seats, as far as, you know, ratings, television ratings, people watching the game, revenue, jersey sales, just making it more all around popular, you know what I'm saying? And bringing some more money in, possibly, like, so the players can get an increase in pay. And overall, it's like bringing it to. Bringing it up to standard, you know, with the rest of the sports, which, you know, anybody that works for the WNBA, or if you have a team or you play in the WNBA, that should be your goal, is how can we get this sport to the next level? That should be on everybody's mind now. You know, we spoke about this here on the Slackest talk podcast. We spoke about this before. I think one of the problems is, and I could take the word think out of it, you know, it definitely is one of the problems. They only have twelve teams. You know, I've been going back and forth trying to figure out, you know, what can they possibly do to get some more teams? They have to bring it. They have to bring this up. They have to bring that number up to at least, maybe it has to at least be in the twenties. I say like at least 2020 or more. Like should be like the starting point. First of all, with twelve teams, the issue is, you know, and you know me, on the Slackest talk podcast, I always look at the business side of it. I'm a businessman first and foremost. At the end of the day, you have to think, and like I said, you know, this is not anybody's fault. Not the players or anybody maybe. I don't know. I don't know. Like what? I'm not on the inside. You know, I'm not, I don't have any inside information or anything like that. I don't know if it's because people don't want to buy or start a franchise. I don't know what the direct issue is with the lack of teams. Like I said, I don't have any of that information. But, but with twelve teams, you can only stretch that. But so far, twelve teams, I mean, I could imagine, you know, I'm going to be honest with you, I don't know how many times each team play each other. I haven't made it that far yet, but twelve teams, you know, you're playing, it's kind of like a lack of competition. I say that because you're playing the same people in the NBA. You know, you have 82 games. You have, you know, the east plays the west twice during the regular season, you know, once each team has one on their home court. And basically, you know, if you're in the same conference, you know, you might see each other three or four times. Now sometimes the NBA do some back to back games and stuff like that. But for the most part, you know, it's spread out. You see a team this week, you won't, nine times out of ten, you won't see him again for a while, you know what I'm saying? Like it's spread out. They got the teams to do that. Twelve teams. Like you're seeing each other a lot and often, you know, I'm saying that to the viewers that can get tired, you know, saying, to seeing the same, you know, the same teams. I'm just being realistic here. I'm not bashing the sport or nothing like that. You know, I want them to come up. You know, I'm saying I want them, I'm a sports fan, you know, baseball, basketball, football, you know, I'm a sports fan. You know, I want them to come up. You know, I'm trying to help. So that's the first thing, you know, we talked about, like, it has to be more teams. It has to be. Now. The second issue with only having twelve teams, I said a second ago about lack of competition, and it's not because people. It's not because you don't have the talent. It's because a lot of talent is getting wasted. Like, for example, you know, I'm an LSU fan. I'm a college. You know, I'm a woman's. Woman's basketball. LSU, that's my team. You know, actually, I go ahead of a Ricco angel. Reese there. I'm there. LSU on a championship run. They had a point. They point guard was Alexis Morris. Big fan. Alexis Morris, shout out, you know, I hope you listening. Alexis Morris is a dog. I'm talking about. She's fast, she's shifty, she could shoot, she could pass. I'm talking about all around game. Like, I've watched some WNBA games, and you can't tell me that she doesn't belong. You can't tell me that. You also can't tell me that a team. The team. The team that wins the college basketball championship, some of their players, their star. A star player. Let me put it to you this way. A star player that wins a national championship in college. You can't tell me that. She can't. She's not good enough to play for your worst WNBA team. I'm gonna repeat the star player on the national champion college basketball team. You can't tell me that she's not good enough to play for your worst WNBA team. I'm just. I'm not buying that. You know what I'm saying? I'm not buying that. The Indiana fever have gotten the first pick the last three years. You. You can't tell me, like, they don't need help. Like, there's no teams, you know, everybody. Every team is this solid. You can't tell me that it's because the lack of space. There's only eleven roster spots. Eleven roster spots on twelve teams. You see what I'm saying? Like, you. You had. And now, you know, she has to play for the Harlem go Trotters. You losing out talent. You losing talent. You losing talent when at the same time, you trying to take this sport to the next level. Now, without a doubt, you know, the lack of teams, that's the major culprit. That's the major problem. Now, do I think things will get better and they would expand? Yeah, I do. But in the meantime, you gotta work with what you got to get to where you want to go. Now, this past weekend, I saw an opportunity, or opening, I should say, for the WNBA to get things pointed in the right direction. And the situation is, I don't even think they realize it. I don't even think the league realize it. They got something going. They got something going. And this become. This could become the beginning of something special. And I don't think they realize it. Now, what I'm talking about this, this past weekend, the Indiana fever played against the Chicago sky. Caitlin Clark is on the Indiana fever. Angel Reese is on the Chicago sky. Now, without a doubt, this game most definitely, definitely lived up to the hype. It lived up to all the hype, the world, in more ways than one. And it has people talking. And I'm sure that some people get it, and I'm also sure that there are people out there that's looking at things the wrong way. But I'm gonna take a quick break here on the slackest talk podcast. We're gonna talk about the game, the height, what people are talking about, why they talking about the game. And I'm also going to tell you what the WNBA should be saying to themselves about the game. Keep it locked. It's the talking of town now. Welcome back. Slackest talk community. We here with another slackest talk question of the week, and this one is related to the NBA finals. And the question is, which player from the NBA Finals are you picking first? And the nominees are Luka Doncic, Jason Tatum, Kyrie Irvin, or Jalen Brown? Now, first, you know, I gotta start off, I gotta say all these. These four players, man, are four of the most talented dudes in the NBA, man, in the league. Luca. Luca is a triple double machine international player, taking the game to the next level. And he got Dallas in the finals, man. By the way, a lot of pressure is on him. A lot of pressure is on him, man. He got some tough shoes to fill. Like he following Dirk, you know what I'm saying? You know how that goes. And so far, you know, he living up to it. He living up to it. Special player, man. 6768, point guard. He can shoot, take it to the rack little bit, everything. Like I said, triple double machine, man. You got my boy Tatum. Same thing, man. I'm a duke fan, man. Same thing. All around player. My opinion has been probably the best player in the league the last two seasons. Jalen Brown. Smooth, man. Smooth is the other side of the pillow, man. Again, another all around player, you know, and a great defender, too. I think he don't get enough credit for his defense, but he'll give you 20. He'll guard the other players. Best, best. The best player on the other team. A little bit of passing, he could jump out the gym, you know what I'm saying? Love, love Jalen Brown's game. And nonetheless, you know, my man Kyrie Irving, another Duke alumni handle for days, man. The best handle in the NBA. Maybe even the best handle in the history of the game, you know what I'm saying? If it wasn't for the injuries, man, and some off court stuff, you know, his name would be mentioned in a whole new atmosphere, man. You know, straight up, you know, the sky's the limit for that dude. I always said that even when he came out of Duke. This is a tough one, you know. You know me, man. I'm loyal to a fall. It's gonna come down to one of my Duke players. Sorry, Luca, you just at the wrong place at the wrong time. Jalen Brown, same thing, man. Much respect. I love your game, but it's gonna come down to one of my Duke players. And when I look at the two, you know, these are two of my favorite players from Duke, too, by the way, man. So it's tough. If I was starting a team, I would have to go with Jason Tatum. Six eight, he can handle the ball. Take it to the right. Long, rangy, also a triple double, you know, a threat. I would say probably, you know, they played two different positions. I would say the only thing that Kyrie has over him, over him is experience and handle. Other than that, you know, Tatum could do it all. And, you know, I knew Tatum, again, was going to be the man coming out of Duke, just like I said about Kyrie. And this is time now. This is Boston's chance. This is his chance right here. You know, he's been there the last couple of years. And now I say, you know, this is the year that he gets over the hump. So as far as your question, man, I'm going with Jay Tatum. You know what I'm saying? That's my pick. That's my selection for this week's slackest talk question of the week. I appreciate y'all, man. Keep the questions coming in. Keep the questions going, man, and let's engage on social media. Keep it going. I love it. I love it. And I'll see y'all again next week on the slackest talk question of the week. If you are a musician, dj, podcaster, radio host, or you do anything dealing with an audio platform, check out a company called Sonar. They specialize in musical WordPress themes and services. If you are looking for a good mp3 audio player for your radio station or something to showcase selling your music online, Sonar is right for you. They have hundreds of professional templates for you to choose from and to give you the look you're looking for. Visit Sonar IO. That's s o n a a r IO, and set yourself apart from the competition. Welcome back here on the Slackest Talk podcast, aka the Talk of the town. Now you rocking with the best, the one and only, your boy, 40 vision films. We here chopping it up, man. We talking about the WNBA. I'm saying congratulations to the WNBA in advance. I don't believe. I'm not sure if they know what they got, what they could, you know, do with this. We talking about Angel Reese versus Caitlin Clark 2.0 that happened this past weekend. And the WNBA has a big opportunity to take this thing to the next level. We just have to see if they know about it or if they realize it. Now we back here on the talk of the town. Now, all my day one followers, man. You know, y'all know me. I'm a businessman. I'm gonna give you the entertainment side of it. You know, I'm gonna give you the personal, but I'm also gonna give you the business side of it. A lot of the times, you know, the business part is what people don't want to hear or what people don't want to talk about. You know, they didn't deny you about it, or, you know, they just try to keep that topic out of the way altogether. But not here on the psychic tall podcast, man. We talk about it all. You know, I educate. I keep my listeners informed, and this is no different. Now, we talking about the WNBA, right? Trying to get it to the next level viewership, putting people in the seats, selling jerseys, merchandise, all that kind of stuff. More teams, more exposure on and off the court. Everything, right? That's what it's all about. Now, I'm sure that, you know, there are some people that feel like, you know, this is basketball, and it is WNBA is basketball league. It is. And people will say if they watch it on tv, they want to watch a basketball game. If they go to the game, they would tell you, you know, we came here to see a game. All that is true. Did you come to see a basketball game? Yes. No doubt. I wouldn't tell you nothing different. But is. Is that all fans interested in seeing? No, it's not. Not at all. Not even close. And let me tell you what I mean. And this is the part that the WNBA has been missing this past weekend. You know, Chicago versus Indiana or, you know, Caitlyn Clark versus Angel Reese, if you want to go there, right? Yes, they played against each other. Yes, it was a basketball game, but it's the stories that people wanted to see. It was the headlines that people were interested in. Yes, they was interested in the basketball team. Yes, they're real fans. But there's a lot of other stuff that comes with it that you have to have to get people invested in it. And that's what this game had. You had Caitlin Clark versus Angel Reese. You know, LSU beat Iowa for the championship. You know, not this year. The year before this year came, Caitlin Clark eliminated LSU and Angel Reese. And I'm an LSU fan, so I'm still getting over that. I thought Reese was gonna go back to back, but that story is another day. So fans of college got a chance to see them go at it for a third time, this time professionally. So there's that storyline right now, coincidentally, right? Camilla Cardoza, you know, she was. She won a championship for South Carolina this year with South Carolina. This year, she won the tournament. Mvp, six, seven, third pick of the draft. Coincidentally, she made her WNBA debut that game. So her fans was invested because that's the first time, you know, you got to see her as a professional. So there's that. Speaking of Camilla Cardoza, right. Aaliyah Boston is on the Indiana fever. Now, just in case you don't know, and you've been living on under a rock Condoza in Boston. Former teammates, they both played for the South Carolina Gamecocks in college. Aaliyah Boston was the starter. Cardoza came off the bench. Aaliyah Boston was the first pick of the WNBA draft last year. Cardoza was the third pick this year. After Boston left South Carolina, Cardoza was entered into stark lineup. Now, if you a basketball fan, if you a college basketball fan, and even indefinitely, if you a South Carolina fan, you know, and you realize that those college basketball practices are not open to the public, they're not put on tv, they're not put on display for anybody to see. There are definitely, especially South Carolina fans and any, you know, like I said, any big time college basketball fans, there are definitely fans that wanted to know what was happening when Aaliyah Boston and Camila Cardoza was going at it during practice. All of those years, all of those years, people have been wondering, like, who was getting the best of who, you know, what was happening, like, you know, what's going down, you know, who's better? Who's better than who? You know, this past weekend, them two went at it one on one, and you finally. Well, not one on one. That's a team game. But you know what I mean? They went against each other. And even though it's nothing to them, because they've been going at it for years, the fans and the public, they just seen it for the first time. That's a story in itself, you know, saying that's. That's the story in itself, you know, seeing them to go at it for the first time now, you know, I'm gonna say this, you know, I'm saying. And it's not a knock on the woman that's been in the WNBA for some years now. Like, much respect, you know what I'm saying? Like Asia Wilson come to mind. They went to the Vegas, the Vegas Aces, they went back to back, you know, championships. Much respect, you know, I'm saying, there's ladies in the WNBA that could flat out ball, you know what I'm saying? No disrespect for those that been in the league for some years now, but college basketball, women's college basketball, the popularity has risen over the last three years. I should. I could say three to four years. I could say at least, like, the last three years, the popularity, you know, has went up. The people that's coming out of college, going to the WNBA, they have a following, you know, thanks to social media, thanks to Instagram. You know, girls like flage also rap. They have. People know them outside of basketball. They have brands. They have personalities. They're all commercials. They get an endorsements, things of that nature. When you have a following in the backing and you coming in with stories and, you know, championships and situations, already, people check for that. You know what I'm saying? There's a certain. There's a certain. I should say. Well, let me say, like, people are skeptical. People want to, like, wanna know what's next. You know, people wanna see, you know, what happens at the next level and things like that. And like I said, no disrespect to the girls. That's the woman that's been in the league for years. They've been putting it down. They've been putting in work, and I know they looking at, you know, these rookies, and they feel, like, a little salty. Like, man, you know, they getting all the recognition. We've been here for years putting in work and stuff like that, and, you know, they getting endorsements, but we've been here, yada, yada, yada. And I understand it and I understand it and I understand. But instead of, like, knocking it now, by all means, you play against some of these rookies, yo, by all means, like, show them what's up. Like, let them know that they not, you know, there's levels to this. Like, you ain't on that level. You know what I'm saying? That's in the competition. That's in game. But as far as, like, the attention that they bring in to the league, all the older veterans should embrace it. Like, take advantage of it. Like, because they put more people in the seats. That's more people looking at you. Like, you could finagle that into something for yourself as well. You know what I'm saying? Look at it that way. But my overall point is, like, they coming into the league now with self made storylines already in place. What I mean by that is what you just seen this past weekend, Caitlin versus Reese. You know, they played each other, you know, for the last two years in college. Cardoza and Boston going at it, you know, for the first time. There were some people, I believe Aaliyah Boston follow Asia Wilson, I believe. I don't think they ever played on the same team, but she was after, you know, there are some people that, you know, they want to see, like, who's the best center, who's the best big that come out of South Carolina? You know what I'm saying? That's a story. The girls, that's, that's, that's the incoming rookies that's coming in now. They come in with storylines. They're known. They got stories outside of, you know, little extra stuff outside of the game that, that people interested in rivalries are being built. And, you know, this is what brings, you know, attention to the sport. This is what takes things to the next level. These, these are the type of things that the NBA and NFL, like, these are the type of things that they have all the time. I would like to say almost, like almost every game, there's some type of story to it. Like, if you want to go back with LeBron, played with Miami, he had to play against Cleveland. You know what I'm saying? He just left his hometown, Cleveland. When he went back to Cleveland, all odds was on that game. You understand what I'm saying? When Shaq got traded from the Lakers and went to Miami, Shaq versus Colby, the Indiana places used to play the New York Knicks. Spike Lee hyping up Reggie Miller. It's must see tv like these are things. Yes, it's basketball, but these are like, little side things that they count. They matter. It matter. And this is what, like, this, this. This is what takes, this is what could take a game being watched by 3 million people to 10 million people. You have to have the mindset of it's a game, but it's also entertainment. All those, every, every team in the WNBA have people that can play basketball. But what's your, what's your story? What makes you stand out? Like, what makes, what makes, what makes you, like, must see over everybody else? These are the stories. Boston Cardoza, you know, Caitlin Clark, you know, this, this rookie class, like, who's gonna win rookie of the year? This is how it starts. You know, this. This is how it starts. Then eventually, you know, it's undeniable, you know, people are going to be interested in, man, you know, I need to capitalize on this, man, let me get my own team. You know what I'm saying? You see the potential, you see the earnings, you see the value in it. This is what draws people to, like, want to be a part of your sport. This is just the beginning. Now, during the game, and it was a great game, you know, the fever pulled it out, 71 to 71 point win. You know, they was going at it all game. You know, like I said, it lived up to the hype. And during the game, there was a couple of incidents that happened, and it has everybody talking. There was two plays in particular. One Angel Reese and Caitlin Clark got tangled up underneath the basket. You know, Reese is bigger. Of course, you know, Caitlin Clark ended up, you know, going to the floor, and of course, Reese doing what Reese does, you know, that's my girl, you know, saying she has something to say after Caitlin went down, you know, I'm saying, that's what brings attention to the sport, right? It's part of the game. It happens, right? I forget what happened first, but that was one of the incidents. The other was Caitlin Clark again, you know, Kennedy Carter of the Chicago sky, like, ran up and bumped her, knocked her on the floor. And now, you know, people are making a big deal out of it. People, of course, are saying, you know, it's dirty. There's no place for that yada, yada, yada, all that kind of good stuff. Now, first, let me say this. Now, you know, it's a limit, you know, of course, you know, you don't want to see anybody get hurt. Now, you 30. To me, 30 is when you do something to a player where that player could have been seriously hurt. Well, when you do it on purpose, accidents happen. You know, you can't really get mad at somebody if somebody did something by accident. Dirty is when somebody does something on purpose. And the thing that they did, that player could have seriously got injured. You know what I'm saying? That's dirty. Now, when it comes to, like, dirty plays, flagrant files, like everything else, like, there's levels to this. There are flagrants. That's just flagrants. And then there's flagrants where that person could have been hurt. You know what I'm saying? None of those plays were anything where Caitlyn could have got seriously hurt. You know what I'm saying? So let's, let's. Let's put that to bed. You know I'm saying? [00:38:55] Speaker C: Let's. [00:38:55] Speaker B: Let's take that out of the equation, right? There were regular hard fouls that happen almost all the time. Now, I admitted earlier and told y'all earlier that I'm a Reese fan. Angel Reese, earlier this season, has gotten clothesline. I forgot about who, what team it was, but she got clotheslined under the basket. I didn't really hear anybody say anything about that, you know what I'm saying? But she got clothesline. It happens to almost everybody right now. For the Caitlyn Clark fans that's upset about it, I'm here to give you a different way of looking at this, because I think you're missing it for the WNBA, for the staff, and everybody that's working, that's hard at work, trying to get this sport, like, to the next level. This might sound crazy to you, but I'm here to show you how those files that happened during that game could take the WNBA to the next level if you play your cards right. We're going to take our last commercial break. When I come back, I'm going to give the Caitlin Clark fans the game. And I'm going to give the WNBA the game. I'm going to show you how you could be sitting on the gold mine. Don't worry about it. I got you covered. It's the Slackest Talk podcast. You know what the most important thing about building a brand is? Deciding who handles all your web development and marketing needs. Visionworks is the one stop shop for all your business needs. The team at Visionworks provides all services like logos, website design, posting, emails, service, and much more. You can even buy everything you need from their store. Just go to and choose from thousands of business products and plans. Start today. And thank belated. [00:41:09] Speaker A: You'Re now live and. [00:41:11] Speaker C: In the mix with film producer Jason Slack. [00:41:17] Speaker B: It's your boy, 40 vision films. And we back here on the talk of the town. Now, for those y'all that stayed with me the entire episode, I appreciate that we here talking about the WNBA, Caitlin Clark versus Angel Reese 2.0 or 3.0, you know what I'm saying? But I just want to say congratulations to the WNBA, and I'm trying to make them aware of the fact that they sitting on the gold mine here, just in case they didn't already know. Now, when we left off, we were talking about the actual game, Indiana fever versus the Chicago Sky. Indiana pulled the win out 71 to 70. This could be, you know, this is two up and coming teams. Indiana has had the first pick of the draft the last three years. The Chicago sky haven't made any noise. So these, by all accounts, two up and coming teams in the WNBA, they have a perfect opportunity to build these two teams up together. At the same time, they have the opportunity to start a rivalry games. That being that they got to get some more teams. A rivalry is great, but you don't want to see a rivalry too much. Magic and Bird only played each other twice a year in a regular season, once in Boston and once in LA. And then, of course, you know, nine times out of ten, they met in the NBA Finals. That's what kept it fresh. You know, you don't want to have the same game all the time. You know it's going to wear out. You know, no matter how good the rivalry is, it's like there's only so much storylines you could tell and come up with to keep it fresh. When y'all play against each other all the times. All the time. So the new teams, they still have to come. They still have to come. That's. That's the main thing. That's the main thing. Now, when we left off, we were talking about two incidents that that happened, one with Caitlyn and Angel Reese under the basket where Caitlin hit the deck. You know, Reese had something to say afterwards, and Kennedy Carter, you know, ran up to Reese. I meant. Excuse me. Ran up to Caitlin Clark and knocked her on the floor, which was later, you know, called a flagrant foul. Now, first, let me go ahead and get the Caitlyn Clark fans out of the way. You know what I'm saying? I know you upset. You know, that's your favorite player. You're a fan. You know, she went down. You feel like she's getting bullied, right? Let me explain. You know, something to you. You know, I'm a. I'm a. I'm a fan of the NBA. I have been my whole life. I'm becoming a fan of the WNBA. And also, as all of my listeners know, many times over, I'm an AAU basketball coach, 13 time champion. You know, I won five straight, all in, you know, all in my first year. One of the things that I tell my players, just so you know, this is not personal of Caitlyn Clark or any type of player that goes through this. One of the things that I tell my players, and even before I became a coach, you know, when I used to tell my son all the time, in the game of basketball in particular, it's probably all sports, but in the game of basketball in particular, when people, when people value. And Caitlin Clark's place case, when they run up to you and knocking you over, when they picking you up beyond half court, when there's extra play, you being face guarded, you being fouled a little harder, that's respect. That's not a bad thing. That's a good thing. If Caitlyn Clark is the player that all of her fans believe that she is, she's the number one pick and she's the best shooter. If you a Caitlyn Clark fan, Caitlyn Clark should have the attitude of she's the best player out there. Any great player has that mindset, should have that mindset of they're the greatest player that's on the court and that's every game. Now, you gotta put in the work and go out there and back that up. So as long as she has that mindset and she has the skills, she should be okay. If you a fan of hers, you should believe in her to be able to put in that work and have the skills. So you should have nothing to worry about either way. That's respect. You're not face guarding somebody who can't play. You're face guarding them because there's a certain respect that's being given to you. You're being fouled hard because you're on the opponent's mind. Michael Jordan, and I'm a Jordan fan, just like you're a Kaden Clark fan. I'm a Michael Jordan fan. He goes to the hole. He used to get clothesline all the time. The Detroit Pistons built a basketball team full of hard nosed players and fighters just to stop Michael Jordan. I can, I could, I could do you one better. I could do you one better and make the case and say that Detroit, when they built a roster, and they were looking for players. They wasn't looking for players to fit the system. They were looking for players that they felt could intimidate Michael Jordan. That's respect. They fear you. They doing that because they fear you. They doing that because you good. They think that you're good. You have to be stopped. You have to be accounted for. All the great players went through that. When Iverson came in with the crossover, he went through that. Shaquille O'Neal, they used to put him on the free throw line because they feel if he missed one, a one point is better than two. That's respect. He used to get manhandled down there, down low, chopped and all kind of stuff, and he hated it. All great players that. That instill fear, and their opponents have to go through that a time, one time or another. It's called respect. Instead of, like, complaining about it. Well, when you see your player getting hit like that, you're not gonna like it because that's your player. But also, that's when you know that you made it. You understand what I'm saying? This is her rookie year, and she only played a handful of model of games already, and that's already happening. That's respect. You understand? That's respect. Now, to the WNBA, let me tell you where you come in that I'm not sure if up until now, you have had a player that's demanding that type of attention. I'm not sure if you have, like, a budding rivalry of this nature, you know, a game and a rivalry that people want to see. Now, of course, you know, this is basketball, and this is a business. Anytime a flagrant file is called or anything like that, you know, you have to do a fine or whatever, you know, maybe a suspension, if you think that is on that level, and, you know, you have to police it, you have to govern it. You know what I mean? You have to maintain it. You have to keep. Keep things in order. You have to do that. But on the. However, on the entertainment side of it, there's an opportunity here. There's an opportunity here, a huge opportunity. This. This game had fans talking, you know, people saying on social media that even Draymond Green, um, Caitlin Clark, teammates have to protect her. You know, they have to be aware of stuff like this. Now, is, you know, is there going to be any retaliation? The next time, you know, somebody does something like that to Caitlyn, what is it gonna be like? You know what? Her teammates go respond. How is she gonna respond? Stuff like this makes for Musk tv, must see tv. It brings ratings to the game. It put people in seats. You have to advertise this kind of stuff. You have to sell this kind of stuff. Now. That's just the first time that they met. It's just the first time. And Reese, Caitlin Cardoza, they're rookies. Boston, her second year. They both young. They all young. Both teams are upcoming. You have to take advantage of this. You have to advertise this. You have to do whatever you have to do to make these two teams competitive and bring them like up to par so you can take this thing to the next level. When you schedule. As of now, I know you only have twelve games, but when you schedule these games, you have to do it wisely. Pick the times where, you know where people are off work and you know there's a good opportunity that, a good chance, a possibility that people would tune in, schedule these games to where it's a time in the season or point in the season where maybe like a playoff birth is at stake. You understand what I'm saying? Or some kind of positioning or something like that. You know what I mean? Like you have to do stuff like that until you get the way you want to be. Chicago. When the Chicago Bulls played the Detroit Pistons, it was must see, you know, every time Jordan went to the hole, was Detroit going to clothesline them? If so, you know what was going to happen next? You know, they going back and forth in the media at each other. You know what I'm saying? It's competition. It's a real dislike there. It brought on a certain anticipation. Like you couldn't wait to see that game. When the NBA schedule came out, people circuit people circled that game on a calendar. This is the opportunity that y'all have with this. The Chicago sky versus the Indiana fever. This is big. This is a big opportunity. The NBA itself was down for a while and then magic and Bird came in with day rivalry that started in college. Just like Caitlin, the Reese, you know, that rivalry started and it took the NBA to new heights. You have the opportunity to repeat that story. You have the opportunity. And just to think, magic and bird, they played each other in college for the championship. Then they both came to the NBA and they continued that. Both teams, as soon as they got there, became NBA championship caliber contenders. Both of them, the Lakers and Boston, are now tied for the most championships in NBA history. So they rivalry was a rivalry within itself, but it was also about championships. You have a rivalry with two up and coming teams. Imagine if they went on and they became two of the top teams, and they became contenders for the championship. Just imagine you have an opportunity here. It's right in front of you. Don't let the media. Yeah, of course, you know, playground files and all that stuff. Yeah, you know, it's tall. You have to handle that to a certain degree. But keep your eyes on the bigger picture here, man. You want your sport to get bigger. This is it. This is it. Take advantage. You have a great group, players that's marketable. They have brands, they have endorsements. This makes for good tv, man. All you got to do is advertise it. Keep the hype going, make sure people know about these games, put people, put these teams in a position to succeed and just see where it goes. Because college, women's college basketball is already getting bigger, and you're already going to be able to get those players. So you have the opportunity to keep this going. As long as you keep this going, other teams are going to follow. People gonna want to buy teams, people gonna want to go. People want to. Are going to want to get in on this because it's the hottest thing going. All you have to do, man, is do the right thing and take advantage of this. Just remember, when you do, just remember you heard it here first on the Slackest talk podcast. As for the Caitlyn Clark fans, she's good. She can shoot. But I'm going with Angel Reese. I'm just saying, this has been the slackest talk podcast, aka the talk of the town. Now, I'm your host, film producer, Jason Slack. And just remember what I said. WNBA, man, you have opportunity right in front of you to repeat history. Don't let me down. I want to thank y'all for listening. Make sure y'all join me next week. You know, we be at the halfway point in season four. Until then, y'all be safe out there. Take it easy, and we'll be back again to talk next week. Peace. [00:57:21] Speaker A: You're listening to the Slack is talk podcast, aka the talk of the town. Now find out what's going to happen next.

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