Hugh Douglas joins The Farzy Show with Marc Farzetta
Hugh Douglas and Marc “get real” for a minute before joshing around. Marc discusses his concerns about Doc Rivers comments stating “he is always worried” regarding Joel Embiid’s status. “That is just not what you want to hear from a coach” Farzy says. Though if Embiid was able to score 39 in game 1 with a torn meniscus, then what does that mean for the rest of the Playoffs? Is it just a tweak or something more serious? Farzetta expects Embiid to play at least 35 minutes and sees the Sixers tying up the series.
He would also like to see a more aggressive Ben Simmons by showing his defensive skills to stop a red-hot Trae Young, “we will worry about the rest later” Marc states. “Although veteran Danny Green contributed to the Sixers success, he is just not hitting his shots and is not contributing much,” Farzetta argues.
He then gets into what Fletcher Cox is capable of as he fends off father time. Does he finish off his career in Philly? And if so, with what kind of resources?
Farzy welcomes in Hugh Douglas who compares the 76ers to “watching the Broad Street bullies.” “I was watching basketball and a football game broke out,” a joking Douglas says.
Hugh is worried about this Sixers team and the danger they present with their height advantage and the palpable electricity they generate in the Wells Fargo Center. Hugh said he could feel it through the TV.
They then go deep into Ben Simmons and his lack of shooting ability. Douglas likens this Simmons debate to the early career of Lebron James who was criticized for being too much of a facilitator. Hugh believes “there is greatness in each individual player, but basketball fans can’t embrace that.”
Marc asks Hugh about race-norming and CTE. The fifty-year-old Douglas believes he is fine, but acknowledges the growing concerns surrounding this issue. He is skeptical about the effort the NFL has made in trying to prevent the practice of race-norming. “The NFL needs to do better!” Douglas exclaims. “We just don’t talk about mental health and suicide as NFL players because we could come off as weak.” Hugh tells Marc. Though he says that the pandemic has helped professional athletes open up about mental health.
During the social media check in, brought to you by Steak and Main, Marc’s burnt red head stirs the conversation. Taking bets on the over under on when his scalp will start peeling.
During the Morning Rush, brought to you by Sky Motor Cars, Farzy talks about his golf outing with Athletes For Care. Farzetta discusses Daryl Morey being fined $75,000 for responding to a tweet from Steph Curry about his brother’s performance. Morey tweets that he wishes Steph could join his brother. In other news, the Brooklyn Nets go up 2-0 against the Milwaukee Bucks. The Phoenix Suns took game 1 against the Denver Nuggets highlighting Chris Paul’s outstanding performance in the fourth quarter.
In the Big Bets segment, brought to you by DraftKings, Marc picks the Sixers to cover tonight.