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Over and Back tells stories about NBA, ABA & pro basketball history. Hosted by Jason Mann and Rich Kraetsch. Part of The Step Back NBA Podcast Network, powered by Fansided.

Over and Back tells stories about NBA, ABA & pro basketball history. Hosted by Jason Mann and Rich Kraetsch. Part of The Step Back NBA Podcast Network, powered by Fansided.

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United States

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Over and Back tells stories about NBA, ABA & pro basketball history. Hosted by Jason Mann and Rich Kraetsch. Part of The Step Back NBA Podcast Network, powered by Fansided.

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English

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Episodes

Elite scorers sometimes get traded

8/9/2022
If Kevin Durant has his way, he’ll be traded from the Brooklyn Nets to a new team this offseason. This got us thinking: how many elite scorers have been traded in NBA history? Believe it or not, more than you may think! Thanks to Stathead.com, we took Durant's 2022 scoring average (29.9 PPG) and found every season in NBA and ABA history where a player averaged over 29.9 PPG: https://stathead.com/tiny/1N74Y. From there, we looked at each player that was traded the year after their elite...

Duration:00:20:06

Bill Russell (1934-2022)

8/2/2022
Jason and Rich welcome special guest Dr. Curtis Harris (prohoopshistory.substack.com) to discuss the life and career of the greatest winner in sports history and one of the most important athletes ever—Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell. RussellMania For more Bill Russell discussion, listen to the 13-part series on Russell's career we recorded six years...

Duration:01:10:05

Ranking the NBA dynasties

8/1/2022
Note: This episode was recorded and scheduled before the unfortunate news of Bill Russell's death. We will have a special episode later this week dedicated to the life & career of Bill Russell. On this episode of Over & Back, Jason and Rich rank NBA dynasties! What dynasties belong in which tier, absolute Tier 1 locks, whether the 2000s Lakers are one dynasty or two, how to classify the Tim Duncan spurs, single-player dynasties and so much more. Stathead.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for...

Duration:01:07:16

Best player on every championship team (Part 2)

6/30/2022
The second and final part of Over and Back's series on the best players for every NBA championship team ever. Join Jason and Rich as they look at each and every champion in NBA, ABA, BAA and NBL history and determine who the best player on each of those teams are. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:26:12

Best player on every championship team (Part 1)

6/20/2022
A new series on the Over & Back Classic NBA Podcast: we are going to talk about the players who can truly call themselves the best on a championship team. We'll look at each and every champion in NBA, ABA, BAA and NBL history and determine who the best player on each of those teams are. Some teams won't have a debate, we all know who that guy is but there are a ton of teams with some real cases to be made for multiple players. We'll explore all of that in this series. This is a big topic...

Duration:01:25:07

RIP Bob Lanier (1948-2022)

5/23/2022
On today's episode, Jason and Rich discuss the life and career of Detroit Pistons legend Bob Lanier. We begin with an overview of Lanier's career, beginning with his illustrious college career at St. Bonaventure, his record-breaking Detroit Pistons' career, being overshadowed by Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and others, finally helping the Pistons return to the playoffs, his eventual trade to the Milwaukee Bucks and, finally, his last few years in the league. We'll also cover a...

Duration:01:01:39

Championship dreams, chemistry nightmares

5/9/2022
The Over and Back Classic NBA Podcast returns with an episode on teams that added a big star (or more) but severely underperformed. Two examples this year with the Brooklyn Nets being swept in the first round after gaining (and losing) James Harden (and never getting Ben Simmons to replace him) and the Los Angeles Lakers winning only 33 games after adding Russell Westbrook. Teams we'll focus on this episode: See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:32:40

300

3/18/2022
Join us as we celebrate 300 episodes of the Over and Back Podcast! To celebrate the occasion, we're going to do what we do best, we're going to talk about some guys and specifically some guys with NBA records revolving around the number 300. Thank you to everyone who has listened to us over the years, we really appreciate it! Here's to 300 more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:09:42

NBA at 75: Jason Richardson needs to save the contest, again.

3/18/2022
Thanks to the great performances of both Desmond Mason and Jason Richardson, the 2003 dunk contest would begin a new era. These new dunk contests didn’t need sheepishly avoid the discussion of why stars weren’t involved but rather embrace its new lot in life. Moving forward, the contest would embrace its ability to feature the young, great athletes in the NBA. No longer was it an embarrassment that top stars didn’t want to participate, the contest had moved past that point and instead would...

Duration:00:12:51

NBA at 75: Vince Carter revives the slam-dunk contest

3/8/2022
Vince Carter may have never returned to a dunk contest but the dunk contest never left. 22 years later and counting the dunk contest is still here, still important, and still the showcase event of NBA All-Star Weekend. Vinsanity didn’t just bring the dunk contest back, he ensured for generations to come that it would never and could never leave again. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:28:05

O&B Classic: 100 facts about Wilt Chamberlain's 100

3/4/2022
Originally uploaded May 5, 2016 We're celebrating Episode #100 of the Over and Back Podcast and what better topic to cover than Wilt Chamberlain's 100 point game on March 2, 1962, in Hershey, Pennsylvania. To ensure we kept it "100" we uncovered 100 facts about Wilt's 100 point game. Facts and tidbits include a look at where the game ranks all-time statistically, anecdotes about many of the players involved including Al Attles, Paul Arizin, Tom Meschery, Guy Rodgers, "Jumpin'" Johnny Green,...

Duration:01:02:39

The night of 100 points — 60 years ago today

3/2/2022
60 years today, Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points in an NBA game. To celebrate this one-of-a-kind anniversary, Jason and Rich are joined by Gary Pomerantz—author of Wilt, 1962: The Night of 100 Points and the Dawn of a New Era (https://amzn.to/3KacqQs)—to discuss Chamberlain's record-breaking night. Topics included the added mythology of the game not being televised, what happened to the game ball, how Wilt and his teammates celebrated the accomplishment, Wilt's larger than life...

Duration:00:48:04

NBA at 75: Kobe triumphs but the dunk contest is no more

3/1/2022
Budding superstar Kobe Bryant wins the 1997 NBA slam-dunk contest—the first bullet on what would become his extensive resume—but the competition is an utter disaster leading the NBA to do the unthinkable: cancel the slam-dunk contest. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:16:15

NBA at 75: Youth movement or bloom off the rose?

2/23/2022
The 1993 NBA Slam Dunk Contest more than ever showed the new era of the competition but was it a youth movement or is the bloom off the rose? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:14:54

NBA at 75: The duel

2/20/2022
One of the greatest NBA Slam Dunk Contests in history. Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins duel it out with a sprinkle of scoring controversy, hometown love and the official crowning of Jordan as a megastar. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:20:55

NBA at 75: Michael Jordan has arrived

2/19/2022
The first of his back-to-back NBA slam-dunk contest championships for Michael Jordan and the true crowning of Air Jordan in the NBA. Jordan, the NBA and the slam-dunk contest would never be the same again. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:16:00

NBA at 75: Spectacle takes center stage

2/17/2022
The 1986 NBA slam-dunk contest is famous for being the night when spectacle took center stage. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:17:09

NBA at 75: NBA All-Star weekend takes flight

2/16/2022
There's only one place we can begin a series on slam-dunk contests: the inaugural NBA slam-dunk contest in 1984. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:21:18

Over & Back LIVE: 2001 NBA All-Star Game (Audio)

2/2/2022
Watch the video version of this show at https://youtu.be/W1MfQAg2iR8. Jason Mann and Rich Kraetsch of the Over and Back Classic NBA Podcast welcome special guests Curtis Harris (http://ProHoopsHistory.substack.com) and Micah Wimmer (https://twitter.com/micahwimmer) for a live watch-along of the 2001 NBA All-Star Game. One of the greatest all-star games in NBA history, Allen Iverson, Vince Carter and the Eastern Conference All-Stars lead an improbable comeback in this thrilling,...

Duration:01:33:02

Biggest blowouts in NBA history

1/24/2022
This week on the Over and Back Classic NBA Podcast, Jason and Rich dive into the biggest blowouts in NBA history. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:07:11