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An essential listen for basketball fans. Episodes feature high-profile guests, plus my basketball-obsessed friends. My focal point is Michael Jordan, however, I cover everything NBA - past and present - with my unique Australian sense of humor.

An essential listen for basketball fans. Episodes feature high-profile guests, plus my basketball-obsessed friends. 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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Australia

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An essential listen for basketball fans. Episodes feature high-profile guests, plus my basketball-obsessed friends. 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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English


Episodes

AIR087: Mark Price - NBA All-Star, Cleveland Cavaliers legend and Hall of Fame candidate

10/25/2018
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Four-time NBA All-Star, All-NBA (1993) and Dream Team II (1994) member, Mark Price. Mark Price rose to basketball prominence from humble beginnings. He starred at Enid High School in Oklahoma, breaking many records; serendipitously, equaling feats set by his famous father, Denny, decades earlier. After high school, Mark played four years with the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. To this day, his name is littered throughout the record books. As a freshman, he led the ACC in scoring (20.3 ppg)...

Duration:01:20:48

AIR086: Elliott Kalb - Author, producer and "Mr. Stats" for the NBA on NBC

10/9/2018
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The one and only "Mr. Stats" (NBA on NBC) and author of Who’s Better, Who’s Best in Basketball?, Elliott Kalb. Elliott is a multiple Sports Emmy-winning producer, writer and television personality. He has worked in sports television for more than 35 years, including more than two decades with NBC, where he was known as “Mr. Stats”. Currently, he is the Senior Editorial Director of MLB Network. In the 1990s through early-2000s, Elliott didn’t often appear on camera, however, he was a...

Duration:01:11:24

NB88-3: November 7 through November 20, 1987 - MJ's fourth NBA season

9/25/2018
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Adam & Aaron celebrate the 30th anniversary of Michael Jordan's fourth season in the National Basketball Association. This episode covers: - November 7 through November 20, 1987 - Insightful minutiae, all but lost to the annals of basketball history Notable: Larry Bird opens the season with an amazing performance at Washington Artis Gilmore returns to Chicago (last played for the Bulls in 1982 season) Chicago wins its 500th game in franchise history Darren's day(e). Bird-less...

Duration:00:33:12

NB88-2: 1987 Hall of Fame Game [Bulls v Lakers - preseason] - MJ’s fourth NBA season

9/3/2018
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Adam & Aaron celebrate the 30th anniversary of Michael Jordan's fourth season in the National Basketball Association. This episode covers: - 1987 NBA Hall of Fame Game - Bulls versus Lakers - The origin story of Michael Jordan's 'Come Fly with Me' dunk - Insightful minutiae, all but lost to the annals of basketball history A short but sweet episode - a primer for the start of the Bulls' 1987-88 season. We're as excited about our #NB88 series as you are. Links discussed: Chicago...

Duration:00:25:48

NB88-1: pre-draft / 1987 Draft, 1987-88 Bulls training camp and preseason games - MJ’s fourth NBA season

8/17/2018
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Adam & Aaron celebrate the 30th anniversary of Michael Jordan's fourth season in the National Basketball Association. This episode covers: - Off-season news, notes and quotes - 1987 NBA Draft - Chicago Bulls 1987-88 training camp and preseason games - Insightful minutiae, all but lost to the annals of basketball history We’re back with a new series (#NB88). Following a brief visit to April of 1987, we head to early-to-mid June, discussing a wide array of interesting topics and...

Duration:01:22:33

NB87-13: 1987 Playoffs through Finals - Michael Jordan's third NBA season

8/7/2018
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Adam & Aaron celebrate the 30th anniversary of Michael Jordan's third season in the National Basketball Association. This episode covers: - Playoffs through 1987 NBA Finals (April 23 through June 14) - Insightful minutiae, all but lost to the annals of basketball history The ultimate episode of #NB87. We finish our series with a detailed recap of the postseason. Notable milestones: Magic Johnson - named Most Valuable Player / Finals MVP Chuck Person - named Rookie of the...

Duration:00:59:32

NB87-12: March 31 through April 19, 1987 - MJ's third NBA season

7/6/2018
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Adam & Aaron celebrate the 30th anniversary of Michael Jordan's third season in the National Basketball Association. This episode covers: - NBA regular season – March 31 through April 19, 1987 - Insightful minutiae, all but lost to the annals of basketball history Notable milestones: Trent Tucker - career-high 34 points John Salley - career-high 28 points Kenny Walker - career-high 26 points John Paxson - career-high 14 assists Nick Vanos - career-high 13 rebounds Links...

Duration:00:41:17

AIR085: Don Sperling - NBA Entertainment's (former) Senior Vice President and Executive Producer

6/8/2018
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(Former) Senior Vice President and Executive Producer of NBA Entertainment, Don Sperling. Don Sperling has a remarkable filmography that you’d almost certainly be familiar with. Titles including Michael Jordan: Come Fly with Me, NBA Awesome Endings, Michael Jordan’s Playground, NBA Superstars and Michael Jordan: Air Time, are just a handful of his iconic releases. Sperling was Senior Vice President and Executive Producer of NBA Entertainment, NBA TV and NBA.com for 15 years. Don...

Duration:00:44:38

BTG-4: Jordan enjoys Cheap Shots, scores 71 points [Sep 14, 1985] - Behind the Game

5/25/2018
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This episode covers: - 'Full Court with Michael Jordan'. A charity game with a backstory almost as fantastic as MJ's performance [Sep 14, 1985] Behind the Game. Learn how Normal, IL, was anything but, on a mid-September night in 1985. MJ entertained 6,000 lucky fans. Others mentioned in this episode, include: Stan Albeck, Jim Barnhart, Mike Justin, Rick Cooper, C.L. Strickland and Reggie Redbird. If you enjoy the content, please share it with your friends! Editor's note: sign-up for...

Duration:00:04:49

NB87-11: March 16 through 30, 1987 - MJ's third NBA season

5/11/2018
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Adam & Aaron celebrate the 30th anniversary of Michael Jordan's third season in the National Basketball Association. This episode covers: - NBA regular season – March 16 through 30, 1987 - Insightful minutiae, all but lost to the annals of basketball history Notable milestones: Jeff Malone - career-high 48 points Darrell Walker - career-high 39 points David Wingate - career-high 28 points Links discussed: * MJ delivers a classic leaner, Bulls dominate Clippers * Johnny ‘Red’...

Duration:00:41:16

AIR084: Cheryl Raye-Stout - Chicago sports-radio pioneer and broadcasting veteran

4/27/2018
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Chicago sports-radio pioneer and broadcasting veteran, Cheryl Raye-Stout. As a young girl, Cheryl was taught the nuances of baseball, by her maternal grandfather. That helped foster her love of sports and set the path for what would be - and still is - a pioneering career in Chicago sports radio. We chat about Cheryl's early years in radio and her experiences in the early-1980s, as she sought equal footing as a sports reporter in a largely male-dominated industry. Cheryl had PR...

Duration:01:02:15

AIR083: Sam Vincent - 'Mr. Basketball', Michigan State star, NBA champion and Global Coach

4/13/2018
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'Mr. Basketball', Michigan State star, NBA champion and Global Coach, Sam Vincent. As a youngster, Sam Vincent witnessed intense, cross-town high-school basketball battles between his older brother, Jay Vincent, and Magic Johnson. A few years later, Jay and Earvin joined forces at Michigan State University, winning the 1979 National Championship against Larry Bird - Sam's future teammate in the NBA. Sam led Eastern High School to the 1980 State Championship. He was named (1981)...

Duration:01:26:15

AIR082: Mike Jarvis - Legendary high school and NCAA basketball coach

3/30/2018
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Three-time HS State Championship coach, 25-year NCAA veteran and basketball luminary, Mike Jarvis. Mike Jarvis played on Rindge Technical High School’s 1962 Class A Championship (East Massachusetts) team. Today, he’s a member of the Cambridge High School, Massachusetts Coaches, New England Coaches Association and George Washington University Hall of Fame. However, Mike’s storied life in basketball almost didn’t happen. As a sophomore at Northeastern University, he quit the team –...

Duration:01:12:30

AIR081: Roy Hinson - Rutgers University Hall of Famer and 12-year NBA veteran

3/2/2018
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Honorable Mention All-American (1983) and NBA veteran, Roy Hinson. Roy Hinson calls himself a “late bloomer”. His underlying talent – matched with his height – didn’t lay dormant for long. As a senior, his sudden impact on the hardwood helped steer Franklin Township High School to a 25-2 senior season, culminating in the Sectional Championship Game. Roy details the decision making behind his choice to attend Rutgers University, where he became a standout and future Hall of Fame player. Not...

Duration:00:57:16

NB87-10: March 1 through 15, 1987 - MJ's third NBA season

2/15/2018
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Adam & Aaron celebrate the 30th anniversary of Michael Jordan's third season in the National Basketball Association. This episode covers: - NBA regular season – March 1 through 15, 1987 - Insightful minutiae, all but lost to the annals of basketball history Notable milestones: Jeff Malone - career-high 48 points Darrell Walker - career-high 39 points David Wingate - career-high 28 points Links discussed: * MJ scorches the Pistons for a Silverdome-record 61 points This episode...

Duration:00:36:12

NB87-9: February 14 through 28, 1987 - MJ's third NBA season

1/22/2018
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Adam & Aaron celebrate the 30th anniversary of Michael Jordan's third season in the National Basketball Association. This episode covers: - NBA regular season – February 14 through 28, 1987 - Insightful minutiae, all but lost to the annals of basketball history Notable milestones: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - surpassed 36,000 career points Sidney Moncrief - surpassed 10,000 career points Gerald Wilkins - career-high 43 points Buck Williams - career-high 35 points Michael Jordan -...

Duration:00:36:00

AIR080: Adam and Lisa's USA holiday | Christmas Day NBA, meeting Bernard King and more

1/11/2018
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My lovely wife, Lisa, joins me to discuss the highlights / basketball-related experiences from our recent USA holiday. We visited the States for three weeks - Dec 20, 2017, through Jan 10, 2018. Hear about my first (in-person) NBA game in 23 years, Lisa's first-ever NBA game, meeting Hall of Fame legend, Bernard King, catching-up w/ previous podcast guests and plenty more. Editor's note: sign-up for the monthly newsletter - receive exclusive details on upcoming podcast episodes and future,...

Duration:00:25:16

Message from Adam - on holidays - episodes return, mid-to-late January, 2018

12/18/2017
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Hey, it’s Adam here. A quick note to advise you that I’ll be away on holidays for the next-three weeks. As I record this here in Australia, it’s December 19th, 2017. My wife and I fly to the USA tomorrow. We’re visiting New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and San Francisco. If you live near any of those cities and would be interested in meeting-up for a quick coffee, I’m all for it. Our first stop is New York - we’ll be attending the 76ers @ Knicks game on Christmas Day @ Madison...

Duration:00:02:09

AIR079: Jerry Reynolds - NYC Player of the Year, LSU great and eight-year NBA veteran

12/13/2017
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New York City Player of the Year, LSU great and eight-year NBA veteran, Jerry Reynolds. Jerry Reynolds talks about his childhood in Brooklyn and the crucial role that basketball has played in his life. His journey from high school – where he was cut from Alexander Hamilton as a freshman – to the NBA, is one of perseverance, hard work and tremendous talent. Jerry capped off his high-school career by being named New York City Player of the Year (1981) and leading his team to the NYC Public...

Duration:01:40:10

BTG-3: Jeff Malone's Maryland Miracle [Jan 3, 1984] - Behind the Game

11/8/2017
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Bullets shoot-down Pistons in classic contest. This episode covers: - details behind Jeff Malone's (Washington) amazing buzzer-beater that left the Pistons shot [Jan 3, 1984] Behind the Game. Discover the background behind one of the NBA's all-time great game-winning shots. Links discussed: * Detroit Pistons at Washington Bullets [January 3, 1984] * Malone's game-winner Others mentioned in this episode, include: Ricky Sobers, Jeff Ruland, John Long, Darren Daye, Kelly Tripucka & Bill...

Duration:00:03:10