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Mike Conley is many things on the hard court - deadly shooter, savvy ball handler, ambidextrous, underrated, and... nice? Yep, on top of all those outstanding attributes, Conley is also universally considered as the nicest guy in the league - and he has the awards to prove it! Thankfully, this interview goes a lot deeper than just his sparkling personality, as he opens up about his "grit-n-grind' days in Memphis, on being snubbed in the all-star voting, the what-if moments of his career, and much more. Then to close the show out, the incomparable Jamal Crawford joins JJ and Tommy for the Top 5/Draft.
- What it's like being the nicest guy in the league
- Breaks down the tweaks to the Utah offense
- Explains the adjustments he had to make in his game when he came to Utah
- What was it like finding out his wife was pregnant and knowing he was going to be in the bubble
- Looking back to the 'Grit-n-Grind' days in Memphis
- Takes us through the '15 playoff series against the Warriors
- Discusses the "what-if" moments of those years with Memphis
- On the drag out matchups against the Clippers while he was with Memphis
- The biggest character on those teams was?
- On the brilliance of Z-Bo
- Shane Battier being the smartest hoop IQ
- On being ambidextrous
- Talks about being snubbed for all star status
- Looks back at the group of players he was drafted with
- Greg Oden and the potential he had coming into the NBA
- Jamal catches us up on what he's been doing lately
- Looks back at the years since last playing with JJ on the Clippers
- The joy of playing with Jimmy Butler
- Embracing the role of coming off the bench
- Will he ever officially retire?
- On his absolute unwavering love for the game of basketball
- Top 5/Draft
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