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Watching this video, what does the female narrator want to say?

My hearing from around 0:13~

We get to that in a minute. But I do wanna talk about your, integration into the Bulls, Michael Jordan a little bit, coz we saw a clip earlier in the show with that, and, and, look again! From just being even a young pup covering you guys, I used to tell people, they're teammates and the brothers out on the court, but it took a lot of work to get there.

My question is,

What is a young pup? Merriam Free Online gives the definition as

a young dog

I think the "pup" means Jordan here. Am I correct in understanding her speech or is there alternative slang like meaning?

Saying that, what does "young pup" "covering" mean? Does it mean here Jordan was protecting their teammates also?

I am sorry if there is my mishearing but let me thank you in advance.

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    young pups + covering you guys=that's the parse – Lambie Aug 12 '20 at 19:59
  • @Lambie Thanks. Since I was not able to understand the "pup" means the reporter not Jordan, I was completely changing the sentence(line) to shambles. – user17814 Aug 12 '20 at 20:03
  • You are so poetic. change to shambles, good one.Unusual. – Lambie Aug 12 '20 at 20:12
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    Ok, Kentarosan, here is how it is usually used: The room or house was in shambles. Either completely destroyed or completely disorganized. My life is in shambles. :) – Lambie Aug 12 '20 at 20:17
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    A shambles is an old term for a slaughterhouse. Nowadays we say a place is 'a shambles' if it is extremely untidy and chaotic. – Kate Bunting Aug 13 '20 at 8:21
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The “young pup”, meaning young and inexperienced, is the reporter referring to her past self. She “covered”, or reported on, the team.

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  • Nice! Answer made me to understand her speech 100% clearly. – user17814 Aug 12 '20 at 19:42

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