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Count the (Regular-Season) Rings: Part One

11/28/2018
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We are regular-season stans here at the Over and Back Classic NBA podcast. What if we valued the best team in the regular season as much or more as the NBA tournament winner? The regular season is obviously longer with a greater sample size — you could argue it's more reflective of the quality of the team that season (obviously a lot of people would argue otherwise) How would it change how we think of teams in NBA history? Whose legacies would be affected most? Listen to Part 1 of this...

Duration:00:51:06

The NBA's 25th anniversary team, revisited

11/18/2018
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Jason Mann and Rich Kraetsch take a look at the NBA's Silver Anniversary team announced in 1971 and what it says about where the NBA stood at the time in the latest episode of the Over and Back Classic NBA Podcast. Topics discussed on the episode: The merits of the actual choices of the team (Paul Arizin, Bob Cousy, Bob Davies, Joe Fulks, Sam Jones, George Mikan, Bob Pettit, Bill Russell, Dolph Schayes, and Bill Sharman)The decision to not include active players like Wilt Chamberlain,...

Duration:01:06:29

Failed Three-Pea... Attempts at Winning Three Consecutive NBA Titles

11/6/2018
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This week on the Over and Back Classic NBA Podcast, Jason and Rich attempt to circumvent Pat Riley's trademarks to discuss failed attempts at winning three NBA championships in a row. We look at each and every team that failed to make it three in a row, what may have caused them to miss out, roster changes in the offseason, internal turmoil and much more.

Duration:00:44:06

One-Year Blunders: Notable One-Year NBA Stints That Didn't Work Out

10/3/2018
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This week on the Over and Back Classic NBA Podcast, Jason and Rich look at notable one-year stints with an NBA team that didn't work out as expected. Examples include Scottie Pippen going to the Houston Rockets, Dwight Howard's run as a Los Angeles Lakers, Paul Westphal's brief run as a Seattle Supersonic and many more!

Duration:01:11:06

Greatest Games for New HOFers (Allen, Cheeks, Kidd, Nash, Hill & Scott)

9/20/2018
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This week on Over and Back, Jason and Rich look at the greatest games for new HOFers Ray Allen, Maurice Cheeks, Jason Kidd, Steve Nash, Grant Hill and Charlie Scott.

Duration:01:03:08

Manu Ginobili's greatest games and memories

9/4/2018
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We celebrate the career and legacy of the great Manu Ginobili and look back at his greatest performances in the latest edition of the Over and Back Classic NBA Podcast. We talk about how Ginobili's creativity and craft helped redefine the NBA, how odd the Spurs will seem without any of their Big Three for the first time in 21 years, Ginobili's place among the all-time greats, how his low minute total affects how we will be remembered, how many Sixth Man of the Year awards he probably...

Duration:01:04:20

Here To Stay: The Longest Tenures in NBA History

8/23/2018
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On this week's episode of Over and Back, Jason and Rich examine the longest tenures with an NBA team in history, discuss Dirk Nowitzki setting the NBA record for most seasons with one franchise, other players who stayed with one franchise for their entire careers and those with long tenures on a team but who couldn't quite finish their career with just one.

Duration:01:03:23

Last Great Game for All-Time Greats (Part 1)

8/16/2018
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Based off the success of our episode on Larry Bird's final great game, we're beginning a new series on the Over and Back Classic NBA Podcast looking at the last great game for all-time greats in NBA history. In this multi-part series we will examine and reveal the last great game for each player that made our revised NBA 50 Greatest Players ever list. We begin today with Part 1 looking at the last great games for: Kareem Abdul-JabbarKobe BryantKevin GarnettAllen IversonMoses MaloneGeorge...

Duration:00:59:13

Larry Bird's last great game

8/7/2018
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Ben Taylor (Backpicks.com) joins Jason Mann to chat about Larry Bird's last great NBA performance, a 49-point triple-double in a 152-148 double OT win over Clyde Drexler and the Blazers, in the latest episode of the Over and Back Classic NBA Podcast. We discuss a thrilling game with two buzzer-beaters from Bird and Kevin Gamble, how rare it is for two teams to score more than 148 points in the same game, time catching up to the Bird-McHale-Parish Celtics, how the early 1990s Blazers are a...

Duration:00:54:24

1998 NBA Playoffs & Awards (NBA 20 Years Ago)

7/26/2018
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This week on the Over and Back Classic NBA Podcast, Jason Mann and Rich Kraetsch continue their NBA 20 Years Ago series with a look at the news, notes and games of the NBA 20 Years Ago. This episode will focus primarily on the 1998 NBA Playoffs featuring an upstart Los Angeles Lakers team, Karl Malone, John Stockton and the Utah Jazz looking to get back to the NBA Finals and Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls' last stand as they try for a three-peat repeat. In this episode, we'll cover...

Duration:01:34:09

Hakeem Olajuwon vs. David Robinson

7/2/2018
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We discuss Hakeem Olajuwon dominating David Robinson in the 1995 playoffs, the much more even career head-to-head battles, and the Michael Jordan-less interlude where big men dominated in the NBA in the latest episode of the Over and Back Classic NBA Podcast. Corbin Smith and John Wilmes of the Take It or Break It! podcast join the show to look at the fascinating 1995 Houston Rockets, Olajuwon's foibles in the early 1990s, Robert Horry's early days of clutch baskets, Vernon Maxwell attacking...

Duration:01:19:45

Biggest free agent signing in every NBA team's history

6/25/2018
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We look at the biggest free agent signing in every NBA team's history in the latest episode of the Over and Back Classic NBA Podcast. Adam Johnson of Basketball Pantheon joins us for a wide-ranging discussion -- from the biggest free agent decisions such as LeBron James to the Heat and Cavs, Shaquille O'Neal to the Lakers, and Kevin Durant to the Warriors, to less-heralded but still signifcant signings such as Hedo Turkoglu to the Raptors, Greg Monroe to the Bucks, Kenny Anderson to the...

Duration:01:20:13

The Golden State Warriors are a dynasty now, right?

6/13/2018
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This week on the Over and Back Classic NBA Podcast, Jason and Rich look back at the 2018 NBA Finals and what history was made including asking if the Golden State Warriors are now a dynasty. We try to come to a definitive definition of what a dynasty is in basketball, what teams of recent and past vintage would be classified as dynasties, whether or not the Spurs during the Tim Duncan-era could be considered a dynasty, what to make of the early 2000s Kobe/Shaq Los Angeles Lakers and if they...

Duration:01:11:17

The History & Facts Behind the 2018 NBA Finals & Warriors/Cavs IV

5/30/2018
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This week on the Over and Back Classic NBA Podcast, Jason and Rich look at the historical comps for four straight NBA Finals matchups, the history between the Warriors and the Cavaliers as well as LeBron's incredible run of eight straight NBA Finals. Topics include Golden State and Cleveland meeting in their fourth straight NBA Finals — where does that rank historically? What other NBA Finals repeat matchups have we seen throughout history? We'll look at the Boston Celtics and St. Louis...

Duration:01:05:30

Best and worst LeBron James playoff performances

5/20/2018
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Jason Mann and Rich Kraetsch look at the best and worst playoff performances of LeBron James' career in the latest episode of the Over and Back Classic NBA Podcast. We discuss some of his best games in series from 2009 vs. the Orlando Magic and Atlanta Hawks, 2016 vs. the Golden State Warriors, 2018 vs. the Toronto Raptors and Indiana Pacers, 2010 vs. the Chicago Bulls, 2014 vs. the Brooklyn Nets, 2006 vs. the Washington Wizards, and 2007 vs. the Detroit Pistons. And we look at his worst...

Duration:01:09:27

2018 NBA Conference Semifinal Matchups & Their History

5/2/2018
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On this week's episode of the Over and Back Classic NBA Podcast, Jason and Rich look at the 2018 NBA Conference Semifinal matchups through a historic lens. Jason and Rich look at the history of playoff matchups between the Toronto Raptors and Cleveland Cavaliers, Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics, New Orleans Pelicans and Golden State Warriors and finally the Houston Rockets vs. Utah Jazz. Topics include: An upstart 50-win Raptors team trying to stop a historical run for the Cleveland...

Duration:01:26:00

NBA 20 Years Ago: Mid-March to Mid-April 1998

4/25/2018
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Over and Back's NBA 20 Years Ago project takes us to the final month of the NBA regular season in 1998 with heated playoff races, injuries to some of the game's biggest stars and Michael Jordan's farewell. On today's episode we spotlight four players: Clyde Drexler, Bryant Reeves, Alonzo Mourning and Jason Kidd. All four are making news in the NBA's final month with Clyde announcing his retirement and subsequent move to the coaching ranks, Reeves emerging as a cornerstone of the Vancouever...

Duration:01:41:00

A deep dive into retired NBA jerseys, part two

4/13/2018
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Part two of an in-depth look at the NBA players who have had their jersey numbers retired, as well as notable omissions and future candidates, in the latest episode of the Over and Back Classic NBA Podcast, with special guest Reinis Lacis of The Handle. We talk about whether Carmelo Anthony might get his jersey retired by the Nuggets, Carroll Dawson's contributions to the Rockets, the Thunder not yet giving out any retired Sonics numbers and how they might handle a future jersey retirement,...

Duration:01:14:48

A deep dive into retired NBA jerseys, part one

4/9/2018
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We take an in-depth look at the NBA players who have had their jersey numbers retired, as well as notable omissions and future candidates, in the latest episode of the Over and Back Classic NBA Podcast, with special guest Reinis Lacis of The Handle. In part one, we discuss the teams who have yet to retired a jersey (Raptors, Clippers, and Grizzlies) and who might be the first, players such as Bobby Phills and Malik Sealy who were honored because of tragedy, the Hornets avoiding Bobcat...

Duration:01:40:23

NBA MVPs: Celebrating second place

3/29/2018
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Who remembers who finished in second? We do! Rich and Jason looked at the runners-up in NBA MVP voting from 1956 to 2017 and what lessons we can glean from them in the latest episode of the Over and Back Classic NBA Podcast. We look at how close multiple-time MVP awards like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, LeBron James, Magic Johnson, Bill Russell, and Wilt Chamberlain came to additional awards and if they might even deserve additional MVPs. We discuss players who you might...

Duration:01:27:12