In all Airness - Basketball Central
AIR023 - Retro GM 1987-1993
Adam and Todd go head-to-head, in the debut of Retro GM. We assume the role of General Manager, to assemble the best team of players from 1987-1993. We discuss our memories of each player, plus, offer up stats and NBA chatter associated with the era. Please take a moment tovotefor the GM you believe, assembled the best team. We'd also love your feedback. Retro GM: Guidelines Show notes| I appreciate all feedback, FB Page 'Likes' and iTunes ratings / reviews. Follow:Facebook|Twitter|Google+...
AIR022 - 1995-1998 NBA All-Star Games
Aaron and I recap the 1995 through 1998 NBA All-Star Games. We discuss rosters, coaches, leading vote getters, memorable moments and Most Valuable Players. The 'NBA at 50' is also a topic of conversation. Our chat is filled with plenty of insight and occasional hi-jinks, plus we inadvertently offend the city of Cleveland. Show notes| I appreciate all feedback, FB Page 'Likes' and iTunes ratings / reviews. Follow:Facebook|Twitter|Google+ Subscribe:iTunes|RSS|Website Feedback:e-mail(audio...
AIR021 - Talani Goodson
Executive Producer of the TV series, Courtside Jones - Talani Goodson. We talk about New York's culture of basketball and discuss 1980s and 1990s impact players, particularly from the Tri-State area. Talani recalls a fantastic story about meeting Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls, in the hours following their 1991 NBA Championship win. We chat about his great new TV series, his interviewing style and how he has positioned the show to feature a unique blend of guests, location and music....
AIR020 - Ian Eagle (2013 NBA season | Playoff Preview)
The voice of NBA Action, Ian Eagle, returns to the show. We talk about key regular season moments, including the rise of Stephen Curry, the ageless Tim Duncan, Carmelo Anthony's MVP stock, the possibility of #TheReturn (Derrick Rose) and arguably the season's biggest story thus far - Kobe Bryant's career-threatening achilles injury. We also discuss each NBA Playoffs matchup and offer our picks for the NBA Finals. Show notes| I appreciate all feedback, FB Page 'Likes' and iTunes ratings /...
AIR019 - 1990-1994 NBA All-Star Games
Aaronand I recap the 1990 through 1994 NBA All-Star Games. We discuss rosters, coaches, leading vote getters, memorable moments and Most Valuable Players. Controversy reigns supreme, when true feelings about a Hall of Famer bubble to the surface. The chat is filled with plenty of insight, mixed with a healthy dose of good humor. I even offer an apology to some former All-Stars, in hopes of inviting them on as guests of the show in future episodes. Show notes| I appreciate all feedback, FB...
AIR018 - 1996 NBA season
Aaron and I recap the 1996 NBA season. Our conversation covers the whole season - we discuss best / worst team records, all major award winners and notable retirees. We also focus on the Bulls' historic 72-10 record. We chat random stats, fake player nicknames (amazingly make a return) and of course, the 1996 Playoffs - culminating with Jordan v Payton / Kemp in the 1996 NBA Finals. I’d be thrilled if you take a moment to ‘Like’ my Facebook Page - you can interact with basketball fans...
AIR017 - Terry Cummings
NBA All-Star, Rookie of the Year and basketball legend, Terry Cummings. We discuss Terry's teenage years and how he recruited himself to DePaul University. He talks about his college experiences, playing with fellow great, Mark Aguirre. We hear Terry's thoughts on the 1982 NBA Draft and his two seasons at the (San Diego) Clippers. We cover his trade request to Milwaukee and what it was like to play against Michael Jordan, Julius Erving and other greats of the game. We talk about the...
AIR016 - Craig Ehlo
Cleveland Cavaliers hero and NBA veteran, Craig Ehlo. We discuss Craig's formative years and days playing college basketball. We talk about the injury that sidelined most of his rookie season in Houston. Craig talks about the Rockets' run to the 1986 NBA Finals against Larry Bird and the mighty Boston Celtics. We cover his great tenure with the Cleveland Cavaliers and the battles against Jordan's Bulls - including The Shot, in the 1989 NBA Playoffs. We also touch on Craig's ambition to coach...
AIR015 - Ian Eagle
Emmy Award-winning play-by-play announcer and voice of NBA Action, Ian Eagle. We talk about the influence of Ian's parents, on his path to becoming one of America's most versatile commentators. He recalls great stories from the NBA Finals, his career to date and delivers stupendous impressions of Bill Raftery and Marv Albert. We talk New Jersey Nets (1990s), Jason Kidd's impact (2002), the recent move to Brooklyn and plenty more. A free-flowing conversation injected with humor throughout.
AIR014 - Bob Hill
Coaching great, Bob Hill. This wide-ranging conversation covers all aspects of Bob's wonderful career to date. He discusses his teams' battles against Michael Jordan and the Bulls and offers amazing insight into Hall of Famer, David Robinson. We break down his time with the Knicks, Pacers, Spurs and Sonics and cover his great contributions to the game internationally. Further, Bob describes being in Japan when the disastrous 2011 earthquake hit. Any basketball fan will relish this in-depth...
AIR013 - Corie Blount
Former University of Cincinnati star and 11-year NBA veteran, Corie Blount. We discuss his compelling background and unique ascent to the highest level of basketball. We talk about his relationship with college coach Bob Huggins, Nick Van Exel, Scottie Pippen, Shaquille O'Neal and others. He offers great insight into his pro career, including memories of a rookie Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan's first retirement. Importantly, we also learn about the off-court challenges that Corie has...
AIR012 - Sedale Threatt
NBA veteran and L.A. Lakers great, Sedale Threatt. We begin by talking about the sad loss of Lakers owner, Dr. Jerry Buss. Sedale discusses his rise to the NBA and being drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers. Our chat covers his days playing with Michael Jordan and the Bulls, including a great MJ story. We talk about his three full seasons playing for the SuperSonics, his trade to the Lakers and the players-only meeting, prior to Magic Johnson's shock retirement in 1991. He speaks about his...
AIR011 - Sam Smith
Author of The Jordan Rules and Bulls.com columnist, Sam Smith. We chat about his newspaper career, experiences covering Michael Jordan and his incredible access to Bulls players and coaches whilst writing his best-selling book. He talks about his continued friendship with Phil Jackson and fondly remembers iconic commentators, Johnny Kerr and Jim Durham. We discuss his Basketball Hall of Fame induction, modern day Bulls players and more.
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My focal point is Michael Jordan, however, I cover everything NBA - past and present - with my unique Australian sense of humor.
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