89 minutes | Jul 5, 2021

CP3's Journey/Giannis Uncertainty: A Finals Preview. Can Lightning Sweep In Cup Repeat? How MLB Will Handle Bauer's Assault Claims? Yankee Demise: Will They Sell? Who Can Beat Novak At Wimbledon?

With another holiday behind us, let’s look ahead to another jam packed, fast paced escape through the sports universe as Episode 201 is ready for takeoff. On deck: (5:04) The NBA Finals are set as the Milwaukee Bucks will face the Phoenix Suns starting Tuesday. I’ll detail Chris Paul’s run to his first ever Finals appearance, his legacy to date. The health status and uncertainty of Giannis Antetekoumpo. The rise of Khris Middleton’s play, Jrue Holiday’s contribution. Will the viewing public get into this series? And other storylines heading into this unique championship round. (31:58) The Tampa Bay Lightning are set to reclaim the Cup for a second straight year. Can they produce the first sweep in a Stanley Cup Final in 23 years? Will goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy come up with another series clinching shutout? Is the mayor of Tampa right, wrong or crazy for suggesting that Tampa lose so that they can win Game 5 at home? (43:59) The Dodgers look to have their swagger back as they’re one of the hottest teams in baseball, but one of their teammates is in hot water as Trevor Bauer has been put on leave by MLB in light of an alleged sexual assault with a woman two months ago. Did the Dodgers handle this properly? What will MLB do throughout this process? And why this story doesn’t receive the attention that the NFL & NBA would if it happened in either of their leagues? Also, what has happened to the Yankees? I’ll dissect their week from hell as they lost a brutal game at home when they once led 7-0, the players only meeting, owner Hal Steinbrenner chiming in on their first half futility, Gerrit Cole’s lost grip? Aroldis Chapman’s ineptitude, Gleyber Torres regression, their rotation, lack of athleticism, even the two admission doubleheaders (which isn’t the Yankees fault) A commentary that you won’t want to miss. I’ll peruse through both the AL & NL as we’re a week away from the All-Star Break. (1:14:42) Wimbledon is in its second week and it’s been a bit of a bore. The big story is who can stop Novak Djokovic as he looks to grab his third Grand Slam tournament of the calendar year? Is Roger Federer waiting in the wings? What about the women’s side of the bracket? (1:21:20) A couple of quick notes in the NFL (i.e. Training Camp upcoming, Cowboys back on Hard Knocks and former wideout Demaryius Thomas’s retirement.) (1:23:34) Plus, my Hero and Zero of the Week. Please subscribe, leave a rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spreaker, Stitcher, Spotify, Luminary, Amazon Music and iHeartRadio or wherever you get your podcasts. If you'd like to contribute to the production of the podcast, please visit my Patreon page at: www.patreon.com/TheJAYREELZPodcast Many thanks for all of your love and support. Intro/outro music by Cyklonus. LINKS TO SUBSCRIBE, RATE & REVIEW: APPLE: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-jayreelz-podcast/id1354797894 SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/1gkdtgroTFlaqPW1EBjVDr SPREAKER: https://www.spreaker.com/show/the-jayreelz-podcast_2 STITCHER: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/jason-s-nazario/the-jayreelz-podcast iHEARTRADIO: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/256-the-jayreelz-podcast-43104270/ LUMINARY: https://luminarypodcasts.com/listen/jason-s-nazario/the-jayreelz-podcast/f9527dd9-47ea-4ed9-92cf-32af9bfa95ad?country=US SPOTIFY TRAILER: https://open.spotify.com/episode/7nZZlvPRAly5irLRSG2qxq?si=rTKCQKnZRNC_VK-_uIWNJA AMAZON MUSIC: https://www.amazon.com/The-JAYREELZ-Podcast/dp/B08K58SW24/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+jayreelz+podcast&qid=1606319520&sr=8-1
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