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LeBron James Takes Over Pandora UNINTERRUPTED Radio, SiriusXM For NBA All-Star Weekend

James’s NBA All-Star Weekend takeover will also extend to SiriusXM, featuring playlists curated by LeBron playing across five different channels.

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As the NBA enters its All-Star Weekend, LeBron James is taking over Pandora’s UNINTERRUPTED Radio. Beginning Friday, Feb. 18, the Los Angeles Lakers star will curate his favorite songs, in addition to providing explanation for why that music is important to him.

“Lebron James Mode” will feature a wide variety of LeBron’s favorite music, ranging from Hip-Hop to R&B and Gospel, along with commentary from James. Listeners can expect to hear songs from Jay-Z, Drake, and Migos, in addition to Sade, Ice Cube, Mary J. Blige, Janet Jackson, Lauryn Hill, Tupac, and Anita Baker. Inspirational songs by Kirk Franklin, Mary Mary, and Donnie McClurkin will also be part of LeBron’s playlist.

For those unfamiliar, Pandora Modes are a feature that lets users customize their listening experience on the app by choosing from selectable “modes” on their favorite stations, allowing them more control over the songs that are played.

Pandora launched UNINTERRUPTED Radio to let athletes share their favorite music with fans. Several of professional and college athletes have appeared on the station for curated Modes including Gold Medal, Bases Loaded, Ringside, Kickoff, Tip-Off, and Draft Day. However, LeBron James Mode will be the first controlled by one figure and will be available until the end of the NBA Playoffs.

James’s NBA All-Star Weekend with The UNINTERRUPTED takeover will also extend to SiriusXM, which will feature five different playlists curated by LeBron playing across five different channels. LeBron will introduce his song picks as they play on each station.

LeBron’s playlists will begin on Hip-Hop Nation Friday, Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. ET. On Saturday, James’s playlist will air on Kirk Franklin’s Praise at 9 a.m. ET, followed by The Heat at 12 p.m. ET, Sirius XM Fly at 2 p.m. ET, and Heart & Soul at 3 p.m. ET. You can find the schedule for encores throughout the weekend at the SiriusXM website.

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Andrew Fillipponi: Peter Burns Made ‘Innocuous Joke’ To Ben Watson

“So wait a minute? Because you believe in Jesus Christ you care about your wife more than other people? What are you talking about?”

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The on-air spat between SEC Network host Peter Burns and analyst Ben Watson continues to be bandied about in sports media circles, with 93.7 The Fan hosts Andrew Fillipponi and Chris Mueller discussing the topic Tuesday.

“I’m on Team Burns,” Fillipponi said.

“Forget who’s team you’re on,” Chris Mueller said. “I think you’ve do have to keep the wives and children out of this.”

“What are you talking about, keep the wives and out of it?!,” Fillipponi asked.

“Do we believe this is work or shoot here?,” Mueller wondered.

“Oh, I think this is real,” Fillpponi added, which Mueller agreed.

“Do you think a close fist from Ben Watson hit Peter Burns?,” Mueller asked.

“No, I think he picked him up by the lapels,” Fillipponi said.

When the subject of Watson’s religion was brought up, Fillipponi then pointed out the absurdity of the situation.

“So wait a minute? Because you believe in Jesus Christ you care about your wife more than other people? What are you talking about?”

“I think he might have a shorter fuse and not taking in humor that Peter Burns was giving out,” Mueller said.

“It was an innocuous joke!,” Fillipponi stated. “It wasn’t a joke! Why is it in bad taste?”

Mueller then added the idea of Watson’s wife texting Burns insinuates there’s an inappropriate relationship.

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Craig Carton: Booger McFarland’s Zach Wilson Analysis ‘An Embarrasment’

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ESPN NFL analyst Booger McFarland raised eyebrows on Monday Night Countdown this week by saying New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson has never been held accountable for his actions because he was a “young man who grew up with a lot of money”. WFAN afternoon host Craig Carton called out McFarland’s comments Tuesday as outlandish.

“It was an embarrasment,” Carton said. “Someone should ask Booger McFarland if his kids — who grew up with amazing wealth — have accountability in their lives or if having a little bit of money in your pocket immediately discounts the possibility to have accountability. He’s an idiot and we learned that last night.”

“It’s funny that Steve Young was on the other side of it,” Evan Roberts noted. “Because a long time ago, Steve Young criticized Chris Simms because he’s the son of a famous quarterback.”

“You don’t have to invent reasons for why Zach Wilson isn’t playing well,” added Carton. “Just watch his tape. He’s not playing well. Maybe he’s just not good!”

Carton later said NFL reporters “will try to make a name for themselves by putting out a story” about quarterbacks who take responsibility for their teams failures, while Wilson wouldn’t accept the blame.

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Greg Hill: Ben Watson, Peter Burns Drama Was A Bit

“Be careful when you’re talking about somebody’s wife and their kids. ‘Cause not everybody jokes the same way.”

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Peter Burns and Ben Watson shared an awkward exchange during the halftime show of an SEC Network football game over the weekend, and many are still debating whether Watson walking off the set was serious or not. Count part of the cast of The Greg Hill Show on WEEI as doubters.

“That was a a bit,” Courtney Cox said. “That was absolutely a bit.”

“Yeah, unlike the Chris Rock/Will Smith thing, I assume that was a bit,” Hill said. “I can’t believe that Ben Watson is really angry about that.”

“I dunno, man. There’s been a lot of speculation that it isn’t,” Jermaine Wiggins added. “There are people who are very sensitive about you clowning on them or joking with them. Especially with joking about their wife. Some people can’t handle jokes like that.”

After a back-and-forth with Cox about the legitimacy of the joke, Wiggins concluded by saying for some folks family is off limits.

“I’ve learned something in my 47 years on this Earth: be careful when you’re talking about somebody’s wife and their kids. ‘Cause not everybody jokes the same way.”

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