By Landry Locker

 You can catch up on what you may have missed or want to hear again from today’s edition of MaD Radio right here.

My biggest takes from today’s show:

  • There are obnoxious DP fans in every NBA city screaming stuff at players during the games that they’d never say to them on the street. I don’t like it, but that’s just how it is. Patrick Beverley should be used to it more than most, but if he’s willing to pay the money to confront a fan in OKC it doesn’t bother me, it’s not my money. However, I do think players confronting fans after highly-competitive games is something that shouldn’t happen.
  • Obnoxious social media troll addiction is the most pathetic addiction possible. Here is me discussing why it’s the worst of the addictions with Mike and Seth.
  • I’m out on all of the quarterbacks except DeShone Kizer in the upcoming draft for a couple reasons:
    • He’s one of the most talented quarterbacks in the draft
    • He seems to be the only QB prospect that people are looking for a reason to dislike while the others are trying hard to find good things about all of the other guys.
    • All of the other quarterbacks are going to be drafted too high. Kizer could be good value and could have more of a chip on his shoulder because he seems to be the only prospect not getting praised leading up to Thursday’s draft.
  • Daryl Morey’s transparency is enjoyable. Some think it’s a little much, but I appreciate it as a member of the media and would also enjoy it as a fan. However, I do find it strange how much of an effort the organization is making to get people the the arena early tonight.

Now here are a few things that didn’t make the show that are on my mind…

— Too many members of the media talk without saying anything and a lot of hack radio hosts talk in generic opinion-lacking circles when talking about a story. It’s like a dog chasing his own tail in the house while he wipes his butt on the carpet. The listeners’ ears are the carpet, the dog is the hack host and the butt is the hot air coming out of the hack hosts mouth.

— Questions to expand the recent Aaron Hernandez reports:

Does anything change through the eyes of anyone if the recent reports of sexuality being the motive behind Aaron Hernandez’s murder are true?

Does the recent Newsweek report change the view of the whole thing through anyone’s eyes?

Does the gay community use this as an example of the difficulty of coming out and how hard it is?

Does this show that the NFL isn’t ready for a top-tier homosexual player?

Does this make him look like more of a punk?

Or is this just another element to add to what is already going to be a great movie.

— I’m amused by the fake outrage by some when talking about the Coachella kid and calling this “bad parenting.” If a dad putting his son on his shoulders and taking him to a concert is bad parenting then there are a lot of kids that wish they had bad parents.

— Part of being in this business is accepting the fact that you’re going to be wrong sometimes. I was wrong about Gordon Hayward, I thought he wouldn’t be a good NBA player. Sometimes a bad take can be buried and hidden, but when you have websites that are dedicated to expose bad takes you’re never safe. Freezing Cold Takes presents, A collection of people making fun of the Jazz in 2010 for drafting Gordon Hayward.

— James Harden’s turnover in Game 4 with 28 seconds left in the game and the Rockets up 5 was one of the, if not the, dumbest play I’ve seen during the NBA Playoffs, maybe ever. All Harden had to do was hold onto the ball or pass it to another good free throw shooter, there’s no reason to try to score in that situation. The clock is your friend in that situation and getting to the free throw line with an opportunity to ice the game is all any Rockets player in that situation should be thinking about.

It was a physical and mental error that would rarely happen in a high school basketball game. I have no idea what he was thinking and it doesn’t matter because whatever he was thinking was a bad idea. Luckily it didn’t cost the Rockets the game, but that doesn’t make it any less foolish.

I’m willing to move past this, but as a settlement I propose that Harden loses 10 points on his awareness ranking in NBA 2K.

Listen to MaD Radio on SportsRadio 610 M-F from 6-10am. Follow me on Twitter: @LandryLocker. E-mail me at


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