Episode 39: Mike Conley (featuring Jamal Crawford)

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Mike Conley is many things on the hard court - deadly shooter, savvy ball handler, ambidextrous, underrated, and... nice? Yep, on top of all those outstanding attributes, Conley is also universally considered as the nicest guy in the league - and he has the awards to prove it! Thankfully, this interview goes a lot deeper than just his sparkling personality, as he opens up about his "grit-n-grind' days in Memphis, on being snubbed in the all-star voting, the what-if moments of his career, and much more. Then to close the show out, the incomparable Jamal Crawford joins JJ and Tommy for the Top 5/Draft.

RUNDOWN​

Mike Conley

  • What it's like being the nicest guy in the league
  • Breaks down the tweaks to the Utah offense
  • Explains the adjustments he had to make in his game when he came to Utah
  • What was it like finding out his wife was pregnant and knowing he was going to be in the bubble
  • Looking back to the 'Grit-n-Grind' days in Memphis
  • Takes us through the '15 playoff series against the Warriors
  • Discusses the "what-if" moments of those years with Memphis
  • On the drag out matchups against the Clippers while he was with Memphis
  • The biggest character on those teams was?
  • On the brilliance of Z-Bo
  • Shane Battier being the smartest hoop IQ
  • On being ambidextrous
  • Talks about being snubbed for all star status
  • Looks back at the group of players he was drafted with
  • Greg Oden and the potential he had coming into the NBA

Jamal Crawford

  • Jamal catches us up on what he's been doing lately
  • Looks back at the years since last playing with JJ on the Clippers
  • The joy of playing with Jimmy Butler
  • Embracing the role of coming off the bench
  • Will he ever officially retire?
  • On his absolute unwavering love for the game of basketball
  • Top 5/Draft

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