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In all Airness - Michael Jordan-era NBA history

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Episodes feature former-NBA players, coaches and media. Topic-based chats, too. Adam's focal point is Michael Jordan, but he covers the history of basketball with his unique Australian humour.

Episodes feature former-NBA players, coaches and media. Topic-based chats, too. Adam's focal point is Michael Jordan, but he covers the history of basketball with his unique Australian humour.

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Australia

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Episodes feature former-NBA players, coaches and media. Topic-based chats, too. Adam's focal point is Michael Jordan, but he covers the history of basketball with his unique Australian humour.

Language:

English


Episodes

Memorable NBA Games: Detroit's Dumars dazzles in Cleveland (Apr 18, 1989) - Pistons at Cavaliers - AIR130

5/2/2022
We journey back to 1989 and discuss a key matchup between Central Division rivals, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Detroit Pistons. [Support: Buy Adam a coffee | Amazon: USA / Australia | Audible | PayPal] Let's welcome a new friend to the show – Ryan Van Dusen – an archivist and curator of Detroit Pistons and NBA-history content at-large. Over 80,000 fans already subscribe to Ryan's YouTube channel. It’s the final week of the 1989 NBA regular season. This contest had significant implications...

Duration:00:55:35

Brian Burnsed: Shawn Bradley wrestles with life at 7'6" in a wheelchair (Sports Illustrated) - AIR129

1/22/2022
Brian Burnsed is a contributing writer for Sports Illustrated. We do a deep dive into the process behind his brilliant – yet sobering - profile of 12-year NBA veteran, Shawn Bradley. [Support: Buy Adam a coffee | Amazon: USA / Australia | Audible | Booktopia | PayPal] Existing fans of my show will likely know that I’ve been a big fan of Shawn Bradley since 1994. I briefly elaborate on my fandom during this chat, however, we largely cover how Brian’s profile came to be, his process...

Duration:00:29:01

One fan's campaign for Tom Chambers to enter the Basketball Hall of Fame - AIR128

1/8/2022
Jeff Wells is a Tom Chambers superfan. This is a super-fun conversation about Jeff’s excellent YouTube channel – TC24 – devoted to showcasing Tom’s fantastic career and advocating his worthiness for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. [Support: Buy Adam a coffee | Amazon: USA / Australia | Audible | Booktopia | PayPal] You’ll soon realise Jeff’s importance in relation to Tom Chambers being named a first-time nominee and candidate for the Hoop Hall’s Class of 2022. Our...

Duration:01:13:44

Tom Chambers' [Hall of Fame] dunk on Mark Jackson (Jan 27, 1989) - BTG-8

12/23/2021
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame recently announced the list of eligible candidates for the Class of 2022, including high-profile first-time nominee, Tom Chambers. [Support: Buy Adam a coffee | Amazon: USA / Australia | Audible | Booktopia | PayPal] Behind the Game - this episode details one of the NBA’s all-time greatest slam dunks. Learn why Tom Chambers and Mark Jackson are forever linked in NBA history. New York Knicks @ Phoenix Suns [01-27-1989] | Game highlights People...

Duration:00:08:12

Adam on 200 episodes and how fans can support the show

12/1/2021
Hey, it's Adam here. A quick podcast update for you as we near the end of 2021. [Support: Buy Adam a coffee | Amazon: USA / Australia | Audible | Booktopia | PayPal] It's official. My recent conversation with the great Jerry Colangelo was episode number 200 overall. It was the 127th edition of 'In all Airness'. The remaining episodes are a combination of detailed season-recaps, short-form stories and a few podcast updates. My great mate Aaron Stehn has featured regularly throughout the...

Duration:00:04:19

Jerry Colangelo: Chicago Bulls, Phoenix Suns, Team USA and more - Godfather of Arizona Sports - AIR127

11/10/2021
Let's welcome ‘The Godfather of Arizona Sports’, Jerry Colangelo. Jerry’s contributions to professional sports are immeasurable. In this conversation, we focus primarily on his incredible basketball journey. Jerry discusses his high school, college and semi-pro career, before detailing how he became involved with the birth of Chicago’s NBA franchise in 1966. He recalls how the Bulls nickname came to be and what it was like to be a day-one employee. [Support: Buy Adam a coffee | Amazon: USA...

Duration:00:55:07

Joanne Borzakian Ouellette: Reebok Global Marketing Director NBA Basketball (former) - AIR126

10/27/2021
Joanne worked with Reebok for over 15 years. Her family has links to the Boston Celtics dating back nearly five decades. Joanne details what it was like to grow up within the confines of the Boston Garden and the unique relationships she has developed with the franchise and its players throughout her lifetime. [Support: Buy Adam a coffee | Amazon: USA / Australia | Audible | Booktopia | PayPal] Our conversation covers a wide range of Joanne’s amazing experiences working with Reebok. She...

Duration:01:12:52

Dave Cowens: Hall of Fame legend, 2x NBA Champion, MVP, 8x All-Star and Boston Celtics great - AIR125

10/6/2021
I’m excited to welcome Basketball Hall of Fame legend, Dave Cowens. The first NBA Most Valuable Player to appear on the podcast. In this fun, insightful and wide-ranging conversation, Dave discusses his days at Newport Catholic HS and run-ins with the assistant principal, who also doubled as his basketball coach. Dave details his recruitment to Florida State University – where he was a four-year standout with the Seminoles. [Support: Buy Adam a coffee | Amazon: USA / Australia | Audible |...

Duration:01:26:08

NBA trivia: player nicknames (1950s to 1990s - questions via Basketball-Reference) - AIR124

9/16/2021
How good is your knowledge of NBA trivia? This episode is all about nicknames. 30 questions in total, courtesy of the mighty Basketball-Reference. Players from the 1950s thru 1990s. Only one question went unanswered. Test your knowledge and see how you match-up! [Support: Buy Adam a coffee | Amazon: USA / Australia | Audible | Booktopia | PayPal] Our first foray into NBA trivia. This is an edit of my Twitter Spaces recording from late August, 2021. We initially had four participants. In...

Duration:00:21:00

Memorable NBA Games [re-release]: Dominique Wilkins returns to Atlanta (Mar 25, 1994) - Clippers at Hawks - AIR123

8/18/2021
[2015 re-release] Adam and Aaron discuss Dominique Wilkins' return to Atlanta - his first game versus the Hawks as an opposition player. Nique dropped 36 points on his former team, as the L.A. Clippers defeated the Atlanta Hawks by three points. This game was just four weeks after the Hawks' blockbuster trade that sent Dominique to the Clippers, in exchange for two-time NBA All-Star, Danny Manning. [Support: Buy Adam a coffee | Amazon: USA / Australia | Audible | Booktopia | PayPal] We...

Duration:00:31:38

Luc Longley: One Giant Leap - Australian Story's Caitlin Shea and Greg Hassall - AIR122

8/4/2021
I’m very pleased to welcome Caitlin Shea and Greg Hassall - co-producers of Australian Story’s two-part feature on Luc Longley - ‘One Giant Leap’. Personally, this podcast episode is extra special. Luc contacted me in June to ask if I’d be interested in doing research for the project. When Luc Longley calls, you don’t need to be asked twice. I offered some historical context and pointed Greg towards particular video footage of Luc’s career. A minor role, however, I'm extremely thankful to...

Duration:00:31:42

Adam's 1994 NBA Tour: Iconic arenas and countless memories. Where's MJ? - AIR121

7/21/2021
Approximately 20 basketball crazies here in Australia, flew to the USA for two weeks of NBA experiences we’ll never forget. It was an amazing time that I’ve occasionally mentioned throughout the course of this podcast’s existence. [Support: Buy Adam a coffee | Amazon: USA / Australia | Audible | Booktopia | PayPal] You’re about to hear me reflect on that trip, enhanced with additional research and select audio clips. I also share a few unexpected twists and turns that I guarantee even the...

Duration:00:20:55

Adam on future episodes, new website and how you can support the show

7/6/2021
Hey, it’s Adam here. A quick podcast update for you as we near the end of the first week of July, 2021. Here’s a snapshot of what’s happening behind the scenes. [Support: Buy Adam a coffee | Amazon: USA / Australia | Audible | Booktopia | PayPal] I have recorded - but not yet released - part one of my conversation with Wali Jones. He starred in college at Villanova, before entering the NBA and earning an All-Rookie selection in 1965 and winning an NBA championship in 1967 as a key member...

Duration:00:02:09

Terry Davis: (MCI) Center of Attention - survival, adversity and conquering long odds - AIR120

6/22/2021
I’m very pleased to welcome Terry Davis (10-year NBA veteran). All going to plan, Terry will join the show at a future date for a deep dive on his life in basketball. [Support: Buy Adam a coffee | Amazon: USA / Australia | Audible | Booktopia | PayPal] Here, Terry reflects on his NBA return and pivotal role in the debut of Washington’s MCI Center, early in the 1998 NBA season. Shout-out to great friend of the show, Jim McIlvaine, whose VHS tape of the game – his Sonics played against...

Duration:00:26:18

Bob Ryan: 1976 NBA Finals - Game 5 (3OT) - [45th anniversary - Suns v Celtics] - AIR119

6/8/2021
Last week marked the 45th anniversary of Game 5 (3OT) of the 1976 NBA Finals. Phoenix Suns at Boston Celtics. It's often called The Greatest Game Ever Played. [Support: Buy Adam a coffee | Amazon: USA / Australia | Audible | Booktopia | PayPal] Let's welcome back legendary Basketball Hall of Famer, Bob Ryan. Plus, my good pal from Phoenix (who lives in Los Angeles) - Suns Super Fan - Adam Beechen. We discuss the iconic game, the series in general and numerous other topics from NBA...

Duration:00:34:20

1991 NBA Eastern Conference Finals (30th anniversary) - BTG-7

5/19/2021
This week marks the 30th anniversary of the NBA's 1991 Eastern Conference Finals. Chicago versus back-to-back NBA Champion, Detroit. [Support: Buy Adam a coffee | Amazon: USA / Australia | Audible | Booktopia | PayPal] Chicago and Detroit had met in each of the previous three postseasons. In 1988 it was the ECSF (Pistons 4-1). In 1989, Chicago went one better, meeting Detroit in the ECF (Pistons prevailed 4-2). In 1990, Chicago took Detroit to the brink of extinction in the ECF, before...

Duration:00:04:56

Adam guests on NBL Pocket Podcast - AIR118

5/5/2021
My friend, Joseph Corr - host of NBL Pocket Podcast - invited me on his show. We recorded this evergreen conversation in August of 2019. The episode was released on his podcast feed in early 2020. [Support: Buy Adam a coffee | Amazon: USA / Australia | Audible | Booktopia | PayPal] This is my edit of the hour-long episode that Joe released. Fans of my show may be interested to hear me mention a few guest episodes that have not yet come to fruition. We also discuss plenty of 1990s NBA...

Duration:00:45:59

Adam's 2021 update

4/7/2021
Hey, it's Adam here. A quick update for you on the lack of podcast episodes over the past month or two. [Support: Buy Adam a coffee | Amazon: USA / Australia | Audible | Booktopia | PayPal] My health hasn't been great recently, so I chose to take a break for the first time in more than eight years. New episodes will return later this month and I plan to be back bigger and better than ever. Thanks for including my show in your podcast rotation. Remember, you can always reach me via...

Duration:00:00:31

Mandy Cohen: Live Sports Producer - WGN-TV Chicago, 1990s Bulls and The Last Dance - AIR117

2/5/2021
Eight-time Emmy Award winner, Mandy Cohen, witnessed NBA history as a vital member of WGN-TV Chicago in a decade where the Bulls won six NBA titles in eight years. [Support: Buy Adam a coffee | Amazon: USA / Australia | Audible | Booktopia | PayPal] This is a fun and insightful conversation about Mandy’s life in sports. Her unique first conversation with Michael Jordan, to the continued impact and influence of Phil Jackson on her life. We discuss the 10-part docuseries The Last Dance,...

Duration:00:49:20

Bob Ryan: Legendary Boston Globe columnist and Basketball Hall of Famer - AIR116

1/22/2021
Let's welcome iconic Boston Globe columnist and Basketball Hall of Famer, Bob Ryan. His excellent book, Scribe: My Life in Sports (2014), will be the framework of our multi-part conversation. [Support: Buy Adam a coffee | Amazon: USA / Australia | Audible | Booktopia | PayPal] In this first instalment, we cover Bob’s early life in New Jersey - his parents’ influence on his love of sports, the first column he released as an 11-year old, his transition to grade school and on to Boston...

Duration:00:41:51