The Story Behind The Jordan Rules - Sam Smith: Episode 7


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In the final episode of this first series of Inside Basketball, we bring you Sam Smith - the man behind the most controversial basketball book of all time The Jordan Rules. In this rare long-form conversation with the author, Sam speaks about his long term friendship with Phil Jackson and how he was so deeply embedded in the legendary Chicago Bulls team that players spoke to him on the record. Sam explains what it was like to be on the road with the Bulls and how Jordan was so competitive that he had to have the last word in their conversations. Sam opens up about the truly shocking circumstances which followed for him after the release of The Jordan Rules and the one line that MJ can't escape. To hear the full extended cut of this interview where Sam details how he got Derrick Rose to open up more than anyone has ever done about his life in their book I'll Show You, the truth behind how Michael Jordan was not poisoned by a pizza, his starting 5, memorabilia and much more, become a patron of An Irishman Abroad for just the price of a pint on You will also gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 250 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes. Supplementary research provided by John Meagher. You can also gain access to the entire Irishman Abroad archive of episodes through our iPhone and Android Apps. Download the Irishman Abroad Android or iPhone apps for free using the links below. Our charity partner is In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation. For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit or email the show directly on Disclaimer: All materials contained within this podcast are copyright protected. Third party reuse and/or quotation in whole or in part is prohibited unless direct credit and/or hyperlink to the Irishman Abroad podcast is clearly and accurately provided.

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