DP & Stephens: Remembering Sekou Smith

Veteran NBA reporter Sekou Smith passed away on Tuesday.

We had Smith on the show last year when Kobe Bryant died so we listen to a few clips from his interview while reflecting on Sekou’s character.

The Drive: January 28th, 4pm

  • Nebrasketball and cereal ice cream?
  • Prop Bets!!!
  • Chris Basnett (Lincoln Journal Star)
  • Kobe tribute at the game?
  • Kirk Ferentz BIT

The Drive: January 27th, 5pm

  • Nebraska is 100/1 to win the Natty
  • Wrap things up

The Drive: January 27th, 4pm

  • Thoughts from Hoiberg and Cheatham on Kobe
  • Bo officially going to LSU to be the DC
  • What’s in the Box (Raisin’ Cane’s)

The Drive: January 27th, 3pm

  • RIP Kobe Bryant
  • Robin Washut (HuskerOnline)
  • What’s Poppin’ (brought to you by Barney Insurance)

Final thoughts on the weekend that was and what’s to come

  • Nebrasketball loses; bright things ahead
  • Darrion Daniels/Lamar Jackson performed in Senior Bowl…

Husker Hoops loses their 5th straight. Are you seeing enough growth? / Shut Up Sipple

Have you ever been at taken aback or stunned about a tragic happening as what happened yesterday?

  • Nebraskans, of course, have a few stunning moments—the passing of Brook Berringer and also of Sam Foltz—which rocked the fanbase to the core, as both players were fantastic human beings and adored by their teammates and fans
  • The collective worldwide outpour from the Kobe news just made a stunning situation stand out more as completely shocking. This wasn’t a person who was fighting a drug/alcohol issue who had maybe fallen off the deep end; it wasn’t a player facing a crippling disease; it wasn’t a person that was of old age. It was a man in his prime who was contributing as a businessman and a father.

The craziest trade that could ever possibly happen in the NBA happened on Friday

  • Nebrasketball never has anyone represented in the league, ever—yet on Friday, Isaiah Roby was traded from the Mavericks to the Thunder for….former Creighton center Justin Patton. What kind of sick joke is this?
  • Also, SONG OF THE DAY (sponsored by Sartor Hamann Jewelers)

Nebrasketball comes close to notching a conference road win, but falls to Rutgers, 75-72

  • It was another interesting game for Nebraska; much like the Wisconsin game, the Huskers played really well for the first 20 minutes, and then got off to a rough start in the 2nd half, before battling back…and eventually actually had a 6 point lead (72-66) before they went cold from the field, and Rutgers hit big shots, including Geo Baker’s go-ahead 3-pointer with 1.5 seconds remaining
  • Losing is not fun and it’s hard on fans, but you watch that game and see growth from Nebraska. Rutgers is a pretty solid team with some big dudes, and Nebraska found a way to score in the paint, and had a much better effort than they did when they played Rutgers in Lincoln to start off 2020

The sports world loses an iconic figure far too early: Kobe Bryant dies in a helicopter crash at age 41

  • It was stunning news, as the night before, LeBron James had just passed Kobe for 3rd-most points scored in NBA history, and Kobe was all class about it, saying there was more to come…and then the very next day, Kobe along with his 13-old daughter Gianna and 7 others, were killed in a helicopter crash, on the way to a game in the L.A. area
  • For Jake’s generation, when you were practicing in the driveway or at the gym, you always emulated Kobe. That’s who you tried to be. It’s a crushing loss for the world of sports