Producer of the Wes McElroy Show from 3pm - 6pm
Jesse has been with Clear Channel Media & Entertainment since 2010. He considers himself a Richmond transplant as he has lived in the River City for over 10 years now but grew up in the Western Maryland area. Deciding to attend VCU he studied Broadcast Journalism and English while spending time working at radio stations WVCW and WRIR. Jesse is currently the producer for the Wes McElroy Show as well as other shows for Sports Radio 910. Being from the Maryland area he is a diehard fan of the Baltimore Ravens and the Washington Capitals. Besides his work at Sports Radio 910 he also writes a blog for VCU basketball’s radio website.
First off, I love Kevin Garnett’s snub of the Ray Allen hand shake.
KG has always been one of my favorite players in the NBA, and he is probably one of the most intense players in NBA history, right next to Dennis Rodman. Garnett and Allen did win a championship together in Boston, but the way Allen left the Celtics put a bad taste in everyone’s mouth. KG is that kind of competitor that “If you’re not on my team anymore you’re not my boy”. The NBA needs rivalries like this. There’s too much respect among players in the league these days and it needs a Magic v. Larry type feud. Boston and Miami are going to be two of the top teams in the eastern conference and this won’t be the first time they see each other. *DING*DING*DING*
The Lakers are going to have all kinds of issues.
No disrespect to the Dallas Mavericks it all. I know it’s early in the season, but the Lakers are going to have chemistry issues. It was good to see Kobe lace ‘em up but I have a feeling all the game time decision stuff about his foot was a front. Steve Nash was basically invisible last night as he would go from end to end and then pass the ball. No one denies Nash’s passing ability, but here’s a two-time MVP who can score. Also I believe his age is going to show soon. Then you have Dwight Howard who is a mess right now. Though he scored 19 he went 3 for 14 at the FT line and at one point Pau Gasol was giving him advice, and speaking of Pau he was the one bright spot. I think the Lake Show will get it together, but the team they share the Staples Center with is licking their chops right now at a wounded animal.
How did the Wizards Cavaliers game make it to the opening night showcase?
The NBA opened its season with 3 games and the night got started with Cleveland and Washington’s matchup. Between those two teams there’s one championship and between the other four teams that played there’s 37. I do support the Wizards. See, how I said support there? These were two of the worst teams in the league last year. I could see how the NBA was trying to setup a matchup between two number #1 picks between Wall and Irving, but Wall is out until the end of November but that’s was something out of Stern’s control. One thing I do respect about Stern is his ability to market the game internationally, and with Anderson Varejao emergence as a star, I think of him as a poor man’s Brazilian Dirk. In the league I could see how it was important to put him on the opening night stage. Of course Kyrie shined and he will continue to do so for a very long time. If that game showed anything it’s that it’s going to be a long season for the Wiz once again as they continue to rebuild, so hang in there Wiz fans, and supporters.