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[Enjoy Adam's podcast? Buy him a coffee | Thanks for your support] How good is your 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! Our first foray into NBA trivia. …
 
[Enjoy Adam's podcast? Buy him a coffee | Thanks for your support] [re-release from 2015] 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 af…
 
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 offe…
 
Today, I discuss my 1994 NBA tour. 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. You’re about to hear me reflect on that trip, enhanced with additional research and …
 
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. I have two conversations recorded that are yet to be edited. The first features Joanne Borzakian Ouellette. Joanne worked with Reebok for over 16 years. From 1985, as a Marketing and Promot…
 
[A new format for you today. I welcome your feedback on whether you’d enjoy more episodes released in this style] 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. Here, Terry reflects on his NBA return and pivotal role in the debut …
 
Last week marked the 45th anniversary of Game 5 (3OT) of the 1976 NBA Finals. Phoenix Suns at Boston Celtics. Many consider it The Greatest Game Ever Played. 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 seri…
 
This week marks the 30th anniversary of the NBA's 1991 Eastern Conference Finals. Chicago versus back-to-back NBA Champion, Detroit. The Bulls owned the one-seed in the East, thanks to a dominant 61-21 record. Chicago brought out the broom to dispose of round-one opponents, New York, 3-0. The Bulls then handed Sir Charles and his 76ers a Gentlemen’…
 
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. 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 c…
 
Hey, it's Adam here. A quick update for you on the lack of podcast episodes over the past month or two. 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 podcas…
 
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. 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 li…
 
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. 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…
 
Danny Manning has a storied career in basketball. We cover lots of topics, including his formative years of watching and learning the game, his family’s move to Kansas where he starred in college and ultimately was selected first-overall pick of the 1988 NBA Draft. Danny describes his terrifying transition of moving from Kansas to Los Angeles to be…
 
Hey, it’s Adam here. A quick podcast update for you as we near the end of 2020 – a year like no other in our living history. I have a couple of great guest interviews scheduled over the next few weeks and there are plenty of topic-based episodes in the works, too. This includes – all going to plan – the resumption of our #NB88 series – hello to my …
 
Andrew Goldberg's mission? To collect each-and-every ticket from Michael Jordan's NBA career - regular-season, postseason and All-Star games included. You’ll be surprised at the unique, delightful ways Andrew has obtained some of the tickets in his collection. He also shares a great story about his brief encounter with Michael Jordan during the 199…
 
Alfred 'Butch' Beard was named Kentucky’s Mr. Basketball in 1965. He paints a picture of life in 1960s Kentucky - the civil rights movement and his exposure to racism. Butch starred at the University of Louisville and is a member of their Athletics Hall of Fame. Butch was named an NBA All-Star in 1972 and played a key role in helping the Golden Sta…
 
Jeff Turner was a standout - on-and-off the court - at Vanderbilt University. Before turning pro, he had played internationally and won a gold medal at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. This is a fun, insightful chat about Jeff’s life in basketball. We do a deep dive on his NBA career. You'll also learn how Jeff became an original member of th…
 
Steve Johnson starred at Oregon State University and was selected by the Kansas City Kings with the seventh-overall pick in the 1981 NBA Draft. He was named an All-Star in 1988. This is an enlightening chat about Steve’s unique rise from high school to the NBA. He truly took a path that very few pro players ever have. Johnson is a great storyteller…
 
Eldridge Recasner is a member of the Washington Huskies' Hall of Fame. His rise from college to the NBA is filled with plenty of twists and turns. We discuss the unique path that led to him enjoying an eight-year run at the highest level with teams such as the Houston Rockets and Atlanta Hawks. I had the pleasure of meeting Eldridge earlier this ye…
 
Jeff Sanders is the first of numerous former players - that I had the pleasure of meeting in Chicago (All-Star Weekend 2020) - to guest on the podcast. Sanders was one of the Chicago Bulls' three first-round picks in the 1989 NBA Draft. The other two? Stacey King and B.J. Armstrong. Jeff shares fond memories of his time running with Michael Jordan …
 
Andrew Bernstein and Nathaniel Butler - Senior NBA Photographers - detail iconic photos from their respective careers behind the lens. This is the audio of our Zoom recording from May, 2020. Watch the video of our conversation on YouTube - including each of the iconic photos that Andy and Nat discuss herein. We cover Michael Jordan’s final shot – a…
 
Detlef Schrempf was a large part of the first wave of European-born players to make their mark in the NBA. He is a three-time NBA All-Star, back-to-back Sixth Man of the Year and two-time Olympian. We discuss his formative years in Germany and the foreign-exchange program that would change his life forever. We cover his standout tenure at the Unive…
 
Legendary sportswriter, Jack McCallum, discusses a wide range of hoops-related topics. We begin with his eight-part podcast series, The Dream Team Tapes. We cover its origin story and Jack's original audio recordings with superstars such as Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird. Jack shares great insights from his books - Golden Days (the re…
 
My guest is long-time Birmingham Barons Radio Broadcaster, Curt Bloom. This is a special episode as it’s the first devoted purely to Michael Jordan’s baseball career. This conversation was recorded after episode eight of the The Last Dance had aired. Curt talks about first hearing the news that MJ could be headed to Alabama, how Jordan adjusted to …
 
My special guest is three-time NBA Champion of the Chicago Bulls, Bill Wennington. Bill was the first guest to appear on my podcast way back in 2012. A big thanks to another great friend of the show, Steve Kashul, for helping me reconnect with Bill. This conversation was recorded after episode four of the The Last Dance aired. We discuss numerous t…
 
Regular co-host, Aaron, joins me to recap episode three of The Last Dance docuseries. Sign-up for Adam's FREE monthly newsletter - receive exclusive details on upcoming podcast episodes and future guests to appear on the show. I appreciate all feedback and welcome ratings and reviews of my show via your podcast app of choice. Follow: Instagram | Tw…
 
Marc Grossman - the Bulls' Head Statistician since 1977 - discusses the creative ways that Chicago's stats team maximized Michael Jordan’s playing time in 1986, when MJ had a (so-called) "seven-minute per half" restriction as he recovered from a broken foot. Steve Kashul - Anchor and Host of Bulls Basketball on SportsChannel and Fox Sports Net Chic…
 
We're back. Aaron joins me to recap episode two of The Last Dance docuseries. Check out my podcast feed - I've now released the first in a series of The Last Dance bonus shows, with two great guests who can personally relate to series: Marc Grossman - Head Statistician of the Bulls since 1977 (still working for the franchise today). Steve Kashul – …
 
It's here. Aaron joins me to recap episode one of ESPN's 10-part documentary series, The Last Dance. Its focus is Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls’ 1998 season. After the recap, I'm joined by 1998 NBA Champion, Scott Burrell. In episode one, Scott features in a memorable exchange with teammates Ron Harper and Michael Jordan at the 1997 McDonald…
 
Let's welcome Nate Bellamy Jr. and Nigel Miguel back to the show. They joined me on episode 75 to discuss Space Jam’s 20th anniversary. Prior to that, Nigel was my guest for episode 68. I encourage you to check out those great episodes, too. Today, we’re chatting about ESPN's highly anticipated, 10-part documentary series, The Last Dance. Its focus…
 
Pueblo High School legend, Arizona State University Hall of Famer and two-time NBA All-Star, Lafayette 'Fat' Lever. Fat discusses his storied career and offers plenty of great insight into his fantastic on-court exploits. Near the end of the conversation, I mention Chicago, as it pertains to 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend (Feb 15-16). There’s a strong p…
 
Syracuse University great and 18-year NBA veteran, Danny Schayes. The longest-tenured Syracuse University player in NBA history, Danny Schayes, reminisces about his unique life in basketball. Why makes it unique? His father, Dolph Schayes (RIP), was one of the NBA's pioneering stars. Dolph, a 12-time All-Star and 1955 NBA Champion (Syracuse Nationa…
 
High school star, Kansas University standout and 12-year NBA veteran, Paul Mokeski. Milwaukee Bucks’ cult hero, Paul Mokeski, discusses his life in basketball. As a youngster – whilst not always comfortable in his surroundings – Paul found his calling in basketball. A burgeoning star at Encino’s Crespi Carmelite High School, he was recruited by cou…
 
High school great, University of Texas at San Antonio star, NBA player and European standout, Derrick Gervin. Derrick Gervin is a Detroit native. He starred at Martin Luther King High School in his home state of Michigan. Twice, he was named to Detroit's All-Public School League first team. Following high school, Gervin moved cross country to play …
 
Remembering Michael Jordan's iconic 1989 moment. This episode covers: - Jordan's heroics in Round 1 of the 1989 NBA Playoffs Behind the Game. The inside story - from MJ's defender, Craig Ehlo - on the moments that culminated with Michael Jordan's amazing, series-clinching jump shot to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers. People mentioned in this episode…
 
Adam and Aaron dissect Michael Jordan’s comeback game at Indiana - March 19th, 1995 - the Pacers hosted the visiting Bulls, at Market Square Arena. We discuss the circumstances behind Jordan's return, uncover great tidbits that preceded this much-hyped match-up and of course, offer an in-depth recap of the game itself. We chat about Michael's post-…
 
Michael Jordan isn't immune to hi-jinks. This episode covers: - Jordan's role in a few (1980s) April Fools' Day pranks Behind the Game. Learn of three instances where Michael Jordan was involved in April Fools' Day stunts. We begin with Laney High School (1981), then move to the University of North Carolina (1982) and conclude with the Chicago Bull…
 
NBA Creative Director (former), Gameplan Creative CEO and Sports Design Trendsetter, Tom O'Grady. Tom was born and raised in Chicago and graduated with a degree in Design, Marketing and Visual Communications from Columbia College Chicago in 1981. We talk about his childhood memories and the large influence that sport had on him and his family. Duri…
 
Adam & Aaron celebrate the 30th anniversary of Michael Jordan's fourth season in the National Basketball Association. This episode covers: - December 5 through December 18, 1987 - Insightful minutiae, all but lost to the annals of basketball history Notable: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar‘s streak of 787 straight double-figure scoring games ends Larry Jordan …
 
Brothers, Sean and Brad Malone, are co-directors and producers of Wild About ’88 – The Rise of Arizona Basketball. In 1988, Sean and Brad caught basketball fever (often contagious – I contracted it the following year). As fate would have it, the Arizona Wildcats were firing on all cylinders, advancing to the Final Four of the 1988 NCAA Tournament. …
 
NCAA great, 12-year NBA veteran and 1988 All-Star, Xavier McDaniel. The X-Man joins the show for a wide-ranging discussion about his life in basketball. Few players in NBA history were as physical as McDaniel. However, there's much more to Xavier's bow than simply being an enforcer. He was the first-ever player (1985) to lead the NCAA [Division I] …
 
Indiana Pacers staffer (Media Relations / Publications: 1991-2007), MaryKay Hruskocy. Though a native of Whiting, IN, MaryKay grew up a fan of Chicago sports. As the Bulls were celebrating their 1991 NBA Championship at Grant Park, MaryKay was driving to Indianapolis to commence her career in media relations for the Indiana Pacers. Our conversation…
 
Washington Mystics Head Coach and General Manager, Mike Thibault. Our wide-ranging conversation examines a multitude of great topics. Thibault's (pronounced Tee-bo) coaching career began in the 1970s. Before the decade ended, he was scouting for the L.A. Lakers and contributed to the team’s 1980 and 1982 NBA championships. We discuss Mike's move to…
 
My friend, Mike Fraler, host of Forgotten Maverick (now Mavs Archives) recently invited me on his show. We discuss how our podcasts came to be and reminisce about our love of NBA history. I also discuss my 1994 and 1995 trips to the USA, and how luck wasn’t on my side – both times I visited the States, Michael Jordan was in the midst of his first r…
 
Adam & Aaron celebrate the 30th anniversary of Michael Jordan's fourth season in the National Basketball Association. This episode covers: - November 21 through December 4, 1987 - Insightful minutiae, all but lost to the annals of basketball history Notable: Petur Gudmundsson – career-high 21 points Mark McNamara – career-high 22 rebounds Franklin …
 
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 G…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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