Villanova MBB NTL Champ – Darryl “D.Rey” Reynolds | Sixers, Eagles, Phillies | The Farzy Show 6/9
Guess who is excited to catch you up on the Sixers Game 2 victory against the Atlanta Hawks? Marc Farzetta says that was the “Single most complete team win he has seen.” Despite Embiid losing the MVP race to Nikola Jokic, Embiid came out firing, scoring 40 points. He was the first Sixer to score 40 in a playoff game since Iverson in the 2006 playoffs. Farzetta was ecstatic about Ben Simmons defensive game stating “He played out of his mind and it was a huge reason for the Sixers shutting down the Hawks.”
What were the Sixers missing in Game 1? Well, it was the spark that the bench provided as they came alive in the second half of Game 2, especially a stellar performance from Shake Milton.
Farzetta talks about his frustration regarding Embiid not receiving MVP honors, who was looking to be the first center since Shaq to be crowned MVP. The way he paid tribute to the fans of the Wells Fargo Center was simply remarkable Farzy says.
On the Zatos investment guest line, Farzy welcomes Darryl “D. Rey” Reynolds in to discuss the Sixers game 2 win. Rey speaks about Shake Milton and the way he appreciates his brand of basketball who provided that spark off the bench for the Sixers. Darryl then provides his philosophy on shooting and the way he hates the term “shooter” as he believes if the shots are not falling then, they are worthless. He brings up the JJ Redick example and how frustrated Philly fans were when his shots were not falling. For Reynolds, fixing shooting woes is simple: “Go to the gym.
Farzy also comments on River’s decision to take Ben Simmons out of the game to help the Sixers secure the victory. “Above all, he wants to win,” Rey says about Doc. Farzy and Reynolds are wary of this Hawks team but ultimately, they both see the Sixers winning this series.
Farzy jokes about his golf outing where he ran into D. Rey stating “If you are between 90-100 you are good, 80-90 you are a god and could be on the tour, and 70-80 we are not friends,” a joking Marc says.
During the social media check-in, brought to you by Steak and Main, Farzy talks about who is the G.O.A.T. and how he believes Kareem Abdul-Jabbar does not get enough credit. He also jokes with fans about how Rivers actually makes adjustments.
During the Morning Rush, brought to you by Sky Motor Cars, Farzy checks in on the Western conference semifinals, with the Utah Jazz winning Game 1 against the Los Angeles Clippers of Kawhi Leonard who has been shooting 70% from the field as of late. Marc praises Donovan Mitchell who is number two on the all-time list in 30 plus point games for the Jazz behind Karl Malone.
This game was not only one of the most complete victories but also provided two of the greatest soundbites ever from Joel Embiid. From Marc Zumoff to Marcus Hayes everyone agrees that Embiid has blossomed into a beautiful player on and off the court.
Are you like Marc who prefers the 90s and early 2000s version of basketball? Farzy shows his frustration at the new rules surrounding fouls as he misses the good old rough days of the NBA. Where do you stand?
Marc also says that without Ben Simmons on the floor, the Sixers would not have won. He was the facilitator and shut down Trae Young but everyone will only focus on his 2 of 3 shooting. “The casual fan who sees four points on the stat sheet and will say, oh man he sucks,” Farzetta says but he was paramount in the end.