Kyrie Irving’s recent conduct continues to strike a chord with sports radio personalities. WFAN morning host Gregg Giannotti ranted about the NBA’s lack of discipline in regards to Irving, the reaction — or lack thereof — from the general public, and the conduct of franchises when it comes to non-playing personnel and their personal opinions.
“It’s obvious what you do. You do the right thing,” Giannotti said. “Screw the pressure from the players. You actually step up and have some intestinal fortitude to do the right thing. And he (Adam Silver) doesn’t. He just runs and hides. Here’s the problem: They get away with it! And nobody holds them accountable. It’s the same stuff with the China situation. The same thing! And that went away. You hold your feet to the fire and then they’re like ‘Oh, where’s Adam Silver with the China thing?’ ‘Where’s Lebron James with the China thing?’
“And then they say this terrible stuff, we slam them on the radio, there’s columns written about it, but then it goes away! And they get away with it! And the same thing is happening here,” he continued. “You’ve got a guy who promotes this grossly anti-Semitic film, who, by the way, did say he watched, and implied in that press conference that he read the book. I know we had a moron caller yesterday who was like ‘All he was trying to say was where do the Jews come from or where the Blacks come from.’ That’s not what this movie is about, I’m sorry.
“There is a quote in there — a fake Hitler quote in there,” said Giannotti. “There is also another fake quote in there talking about how the Holocaust didn’t happen so the Jews can control the world, that’s why they came up with the lie. I’m not making that up! That’s in there. There is a fake quote in that movie that says the Jewish people lied about the Holocaust to make people feel bad for them, so they can run the world,” the host said with an increasing volume. “That’s in that movie that Kyrie posted! But Kyrie’s out there dishing assists and shooting a basketball and we’re letting him go out there and play?!
“Nobody’s doing anything about it! What world are we living in?! Honestly! There was the Sacramento Kings play-by-play guy that tweeted out ‘All Lives Matter’ and was fired in 10 seconds! 10 seconds his ass was on the street! Kyrie Irving is posting about a video that says the Holocaust didn’t happen and he’s dodging the media, and playing in NBA games! And getting paid a gazillion dollars! Where are the rational people?! Where did you go?! Where are the people with guts?! Where are you?! Why are we afraid of this a-hole?! Why are we afraid of him?!”
“Ask Sean Marks,” Boomer Esiason responded.
“Why is he afraid?! Because he’s a gutless wuss, too! Because all he cares about is winning,” Giannotti said. “He pushed all his chips into the middle of the table, it’s a complete disaster for him, and he’s trying to save face. So he’s gonna take the sexual harassment coach away from the Celtics and then stand by this anti-Semite jerkoff! That’s what he’s gonna do. That’s his plan. Good job, Sean! Good job.”
Jon Marks Working Without At Contract at WIP
WIP is currently in the midst of changes to its lineup due to the upcoming departure of legendary morning host Angelo Cataldi.
94WIP afternoon host Jon Marks has revealed he is working without a contract.
A report from CrossingBroad.com claims Marks mentioned the development on the air two weeks ago, and Marks confirmed the news when the outlet asked him for comment.
He did not, however, wish to say much more about the situation. WIP is currently in the midst of changes to its lineup due to the upcoming departure of legendary morning host Angelo Cataldi.
In late October, the station announced the current midday show of Joe DeCamara and Jon Ritchie would replace Cataldi in the mornings. Longtime morning co-host Al Morganti will remain with the station but will no longer be heard in mornings once DeCamara and Ritchie take over. Anchor Rhea Hughes will stay in the morning timeslot.
The station has yet to name a new midday show to replace DeCamara and Ritchie. Marks is currently teamed with former NFL linebacker Ike Reese from 2:00-6:00 PM. The two were paired together in 2017.
Boomer Esiason Wonders If Joe Buck Was Criticized Before Energetic Monday Night Football Open
“Maybe he was doing that emphatically because somebody criticized him as flat or something.”
Monday Night Football got off to an energetic start last night, with the usually reserved Joe Buck showcasing an exuberant attitude while discussing the weather and the fact that the calendar has already flipped to December. WFAN morning host Boomer Esiason wondered if there was an ulterior motive to Buck’s raucous start.
In addition to the energy exuded by the Monday Night Football announcer, Buck nearly howeld in excitement as the network showcased Tom Brady’s usual scream of “Let’s F—ing Go!”, by shouting “Yeah! Let’s go! I can’t say one of those words!”
The excitement was noticed by Boomer & Gio update anchor Jerry Recco who played the audio for the show, with Boomer Esiason wondering if Buck was proving a point to someone.
“Maybe somebody told him he was too downcast the previous broadcast,” Esiason wondered. “Maybe he was doing that emphatically because somebody criticized him as flat or something.”
Mike Conti: ‘Appaling’ That ‘Some Creep’ Posted Bob Rathbun Video Online
“He is a true gentleman. He is a friend to all of us. It was hard for me to do the broadcast last night having watched that.”
Bob Rathbun, the television voice of the Atlanta Hawks, suffered a scary medical emergency on Monday night and it was captured on live television. The video then spread across the internet thanks to Twitter.
Mike Conti, the program director at 92.9 The Game in Atlanta, is part of the station’s coverage of the Hawks. He admitted that when he saw the video, he had trouble getting in the right headspace to do the game.
“Bob’s a friend to all of us,” he said Tuesday morning as he talked to John & Hugh, the station’s morning show. “He is a true gentleman. He is a friend to all of us. It was hard for me to do the broadcast last night having watched that.”
Conti noted that he was not watching TV when the incident happened. He saw the video on social media and is not happy about that.
“Some creep decided to post the video online, which I thought was appalling, but I could not avoid the video. It came up on my Twitter.”
The video is indeed disturbing. Awful Announcing posted the video on Twitter Monday night, but deleted it after backlash from members of the Atlanta media.
Bally Sports Southeast issued a statement after the game saying that Bob Rathbun was treated for dehydration. Conti reported that he had spoken to Rathbun, who is expected to fully recover.
“He’s good. He’s okay,” Conti said. “I don’t want to say too much just to respect Bob’s privacy, but I think Bob would be okay with me saying Bob is okay.”