The Latest In NBA News With Mason Kern, The Sports Watchdog

The Latest In NBA News With Mason Kern, The Sports Watchdog


>>>DID YOU CATCH THE ESPIES ON ABC. WHAT A NIGHT TO HONOR THE BEST. ONE GUY WHO WAS INTERVIEWING ALL OF THE ATHLETES IN LA IS TV SPORTS CASTER AND RADIO HOST MASON KERN ALSO KNOWN AS THE SPORTS WATCHDOG. HE IS HERE WITH A SCOOP FROM THE BIG NIGHT. YOU GOT CREDENTIALS INTO THE ESPY’S.>>SO JEALOUS.>>IT WAS A GREAT NIGHT.>>THIS PAST WEDNESDAY. TELL US WHAT YOU GAINED FROM THIS EXPERIENCE OF BEING BEHIND THE SCENES. YOU WERE THERE A COUPLE DAYS WEREN’T YOU?>>I WENT TO A LITTLE PREEVENT WHERE I DID THE INTERVIEWS AND WENT TO THE ACTUAL AWARDS SHOW. BEING IN THE ENVIRONMENT IT WAS GREAT THERE WAS A LOT OF ENERGY. IT WAS A REALLY COOL EXPERIENCE TO JUST BE THERE IN THE ATMOSPHERE WITH ALL OF THE OTHER ATHLETES. WHAT I GAINED MOST I THINK IS THIS AWARD SHOW BRINGS A SENSE OF COMMUNITY AND SOLIDARITY TO THESE ATHLETES THAT OTHER AWARD SHOWS I DON’T THINK THEY DO. ALSO THE ESPIES SHOWS THE PUBLIC THE SHEER REVERENCE THESE ATHLETES HAVE FOR SPORTS AND WHAT THEY DO AND THE IMPACT THEY HAVE ON THE FANS AS WELL AS THE ATHLETES. IT SHOWS IT IS NOT JUST INDIVIDUALISTIC EVEN SPORTS LIKE GOLF AND BOWLING THAT MIGHT BE ONE MAN, ONE TEAM NO TEAM SPORT, BUT IT ALLOWS THEM TO ALL INTERACT IN THE SAME ENVIRONMENT. I THINK ME BEING THERE IN THAT ENVIRONMENT SEEING THEM INTERACT IT WAS A REALLY COOL EXPERIENCE.>>ABSOLUTELY. LET’S TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE PEOPLE SEEING BEHIND THE SCENES. ATHLETES THE CELEBRITIES THE WHEEL NINE YARDS. — WHOLE NINE YARDS.>>I INTERVIEWED MEDIA GUYS, ATHLETES. I GOT THE CHANCE TOUGHE TO INTERVIEW AN ESPY WINNER. SHE’S A SNOW BORDER. SHE WON THE ESPY. IT WAS GREAT TO INTERVIEW ALL OF THOSE GREAT PEOPLE.>>DID YOU GET TO HOLD AN ESPY AT ALL?>>I DID NOT UNFORTUNATELY.>>ONE OF THE NICEST LOOKING AWARDS.>>I GOT TO SEE THEM THOUGH.>>YOU SPOKE RECENTLY TO A BOXER WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON TO LOSE TO MAY WEATHER. WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SAY THERE IS SO MUCH GOING ON IN BOXING RIGHT NOW.>>YES THERE IS.>>KIND OF CRAZY.>>WE HAD A GREAT INTERVIEW. WHAT WAS THE MOST COMPELLING WE TALKED ABOUT THE JEFF HORN FIGHT. IT ENDED KIND OF CONTROVERSIAL. HE HAD GREAT INSIGHT. HE EVEN QUESTIONED IF THE RESULT WAS FAIR. THE SPORT OF BOXING IS FAIR. QUESTIONED THE RESULT. BOXING POLITICS IF THEY WERE INVOLVED IN THAT. WE ALSO GOT TALKING ABOUT THE MAY WEATHER McGREGER UPCOMING FIGHT.>>THE HYPE IS REAL.>>THE PRESSER WAS ENTERTAINING. HE WENT TO THAT. HE WENT TO THAT. HE KIND OF WENT ALONG WITH THE CONTENTION EVERYONE I ASKED, EVERYONE I INTERVIEWED WENT WITH MAY WEATHER ALL 23 PEOPLE I INTERVIEWED JUST BECAUSE MCGREGER IS IT COMING INTO A BOXING WORLD. THAT WAS THE INSIGHT ON THAT.>>GRANDAME POUND IS NOT GOING TO WORK.>>YOU CAN’T RUSH THEM, CAN’T ELBOW NONE OF THAT.>>ALTHOUGH I WOULD LOVE TO SEE IT.>>>TONY HAWK SPOKE TO YOU RECENTLY. LET’S HEAR WHAT HE HAD SO SAY ABOUT HIS INSPIRATION?>>WHO OR WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR BIGGEST PERSONAL MOTIVATION THROUGH YOUR WHOLE CAREER. WHAT WOULD YOU SAY YOU LEAN ON FOR INSPIRATION OR SUPPORT FOR YOUR ENTIRE CAREER?>>INITIALLY WAS MY FIRST SPONSOR COACH, BECAUSE HE GAVE ME A LOT OF REALLY GREAT GUIDANCE AND CONFIDENCE WHEN I WAS YOUNG. HE DIDN’T REALLY KNOW WHERE I FIT INTO SKATEBOARDING. I WAS A OUTCAST IN A OUTCAST ACTIVITY. HE GAVE ME A SENSE OF VALIDATION.>>THAT’S COOL. I MEAN, I’M NOT SURE IF YOU NOTICE THIS AT HOME AT 18-YEARS-OLD YOU HAVE BEEN AT THIS GAME FOR A WHILE NOW.>>I HAVE SINCE I WAS 15 ACTUALLY.>>TO BE STANDING AROADWA ACROSS FROM A LEGEND LIKE TONY HAWK THAT’S PRETTY INCREDIBLE.>>GOING ON 50 STILL SKATING. A PROFESSIONAL SKATEBOARDER.>>GOING ON 50?>>YEAH WHEN HE IS ASKED ABOUT HIS MOTIVATION AND INSPIRATION HE IS STILL REFLECTING ON THE SAME PERSON HE DID 30 YEARS AGO.>>THE MATH CHECKS OUT JUST ABOUT 50-YEARS-OLD HE HAS SIX KIDS. LET’S HEAR WHAT HE HAD TO SAY ABOUT THEM.>>I HAVE KIDS. MY WIFE AND I HAVE SIX KIDS FIVE BOYS. ALL BOYS SKATE. I MEAN, ALL BOYS SKATE LIKE, PASSIONATELY. AND THAT IS SO MUCH FUN, I MEAN SOMETIMES THEY GET ME OUT THERE WHEN I DON’T EVEN REALLY FEEL LIKE IT. YOU KNOW IT’S LIKE MY KIDS ARE FORCING ME TO SKATE WHICH IS SUPER COOL.>>THAT’S AWESOME. I CAN’T WAIT TO HAVE THAT EXPERIENCE FOR MY OWN.>>THAT’S GREASE MAN. YO — GREAT MAN.>>YOU RECENTLY SPOKE TO SETH CURRY. IT’S LIKE A FAMILY AFFAIR WITH THE CURRIES. THEIR DAD WAS IN THE NBA AS WELL.>>YEAH HE WAS. I THINK IT’S GREAT. IT BECAME APPARENT IN OUR INTERVIEW THAT SETH AND MOST LIKELY STEF AS WELL, THEIR FATHER HAD A HUGE IMPACT ON THEM GROWING UP AND THEY DRAW SOME WISDOM AND INSPIRATION FROM THEM IN THEIR PROFESSIONAL CAREERS. IT IS INTERESTING TO SEE A FAMILY DYNAMIC TRANSLATE INTO A PROFESSIONAL CAREER. OBVIOUSLY BASKETBALL THE CAMERAS ARE ALWAYS ON THEM. THAT IS NOW SHIFTING. WITH ALL OF THOSE ANTICS IT IS GOING TO BE QUITE INTERESTING.>>WE SAW THEM ON MONDAY NIGHT RAW.>>I SAW THAT TOO.>>>BRANDON MARSHALL PLAYS FOR THE DENVER BRONCOS YOU TALKED TO HIM WHAT CAME OUT OF THAT CONVERSATION?>>HE GAVE ME A LOT OF INSIGHT. WE TALKED A LOT ABOUT STRESSES AND PRESSURES ESPECIALLY IN THE GAME OF FOOTBALL THAT’S A HUGE ASPECT OF THAT AND HE REALLY EYE HEIGHTED NOT MAKING MOMENTS BIGGER THAN THEY ARE. BUT IF YOU ARE IN A BIG MOMENT HE IS A SUPER BOWL CHAMPION HE WAS CUT THREE TIMES, BUT NOW IS A SUPER BOWL CHAMPION. IF YOU’RE IN A SUPER BOWL OR IT IS A BIG EVENT FOCUS ON YOUR ROLE. FOCUS ON, BOIL DOWN TO WHAT IS SMALL SO YOU CAN FOCUS ON YOUR ROLE AND NOT REALLY CONTROL WHAT YOU CAN’T CONTROL. BECAUSE IF YOU FOCUS ON EVERY OTHER PIECE, EVERY LITTLE THING OTHER PEOPLE ARE DOING YOU ARE JUST GOING TO BECOME OVERWHELMED AND NOT GOING TO END UP ACHIEVING YOUR GOAL.>>LAST, BUT NOT LEAST, A PAIR PARAOLYMPIAN. OVERCAME A LOT OF OBSTACLES.>>SHE EPITOMIZES WHAT CAN HAPPEN IF YOU HAVE THE RIGHT MINDSET. SHE HAS LEARNED TO ACCEPT HERSELF AND NOT LET HATE BRING HER DOWN. SHE’S VERY INSPIRING TO ME AND OBVIOUSLY TO SO MANY PEOPLE OUT THERE. AND A LOT OF PEOPLE I FEEL LIKE LOOK AT LIMITATION. SHE REALLY EMBODIES A MINDSET OF LOOKING PAST LIMITATIONS AND JUST GOING FOR WHAT SHE KNOWS SHE CAN ACHIEVE AND THAT DRIVE REALLY INSPIRES HER TO GO OUT AND MOTIVATE PEOPLE EVERY DAY.>>MASON KERN WE WANT TO FOLLOW YOU WHERE DO WE GO?>>LINKED IN, INSTAGRAM, YOUTUBE AS WELL.>>I GIVE HIM MAYBE HALF A DECADE THEN CAN YOU SEE HIM ON ESPN.COM.>>>YOU HAVE TO FOLLOW HIM ON SOCIAL MEDIA. SPORTS WATCHDOG. FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, SOCIAL MEDIA ON POINT.>>IF YOU ARE EVER DOWN IN SAN

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