NBA Pulse with Sarah Kustok

NBA Pulse with Sarah Kustok

YES network's analyst for the Nets, Sarah Kustok, meets with a rotating group of respected NBA.com writers, Michael C. Wright, Shaun Powell, Mark Medina, Steve Aschburner and John Schuhmann, to discuss their most recent articles and features, as well as the top news from around the league.

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April 17, 2024 41 mins

Part 2 - Vince and Grant Hill continue their conversation, about Coach K's final game, his acting on "Living Single," with Queen Latifah, staring in the NBA as a rookie, dealing with injuries over the years, his role as an owner in the NBA, MLB and MLS, managing Team USA for the upcoming Olympics and his daughter as a young MMA fighter!

 

 

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Sarah talks with NBA senior writer Shaun Powell about the NBA Playoff situations. The Knicks jump to the #2 seed in the East, the Lakers looking at the Nuggets in the possible 2-7 matchup and previews of all the Play-In Tournament games.

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Sarah and NBA senior writer Steve Aschburner discuss the many possibilities of the current NBA playoff situation and how things look for every team. Plus a recap of Victor Wembanyama's incredible rookie season. 

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Grant Hill Part 1 - Vince and Grant discuss what it is like to go into the Hall of Fame, this year's Men's and Women's NCAA Tournaments, the rivalry between Duke and UNC that never stops, plus the back story on The Pass Grant made to Christian Laettner vs Kentucky in 1992.

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April 10, 2024 47 mins

In this week’s episode, we stay in the ABA as the upstart league lures top players like Dr. J, Moses Malone, and Spencer Haywood in an attempt to secure a national TV contract. Hannah recounts a story her father told her about the ABA’s top-secret pursuit of Lew Alcindor, dubbed ‘Operation Kingfish,’ and reflects on the lasting legacy of the ABA, including the hardship rule, three-point shot, and wide-open style of play. Plus, ever...

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Sarah is joined by NBA senior writer John Schuhmann to discuss the latest on playoff positioning as we head down to the final week of the regular season. The impact of Joel Embiid's dramatic return to the Sixers, and the very likely 3rd playoff meeting featuring Luka Doncic and the Mavs vs Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers. 

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Sarah is joined by a very special guest, the legendary journalist Hannah Storm. Hannah has a new podcast out now called NBA DNA with Hannah Storm. They discuss the current explosion of the women's game, the Final Four, and why she decided to tell her life story through the lens of basketball. They also get into Hannah's incredible connection with Stuart Scott and her dealing with a recent breast cancer diagnosis.

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April 3, 2024 47 mins

How did Hannah Storm break into the sports business when it wasn’t an option for women? She always felt like she belonged. That comes from growing up in basketball. Hannah’s basketball story—her NBA DNA—begins with the American Basketball Association and her dad, former commissioner Mike Storen.

In our first episode, we relive the basketball of Hannah’s childhood, learn how playground moves made it to the pro courts, and dive into...

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Sarah talks with NBA senior writer Shaun Powell about the NBA awards, his voting strategy, and who he thinks will win MVP, Rookie of the Year, Most Improved and Coach of the Year. Plus reaction to the epic Thunder vs Knicks game at MSG and LeBron dominating the Nets and talking retirement. 

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Sarah and NBA senior writer Michael C. Wright discuss the MVP ladder, Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks rising and holding on to valuable playoff positioning in the Western Conference. They also discuss the East, the impending return of Joel Embiid and the Knicks being the biggest threat to the Celtics.

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Vince talks with his close friend and fellow Tar Heel legend Antawn Jamison about their favorite memories as suite-mates at North Carolina on and off the court. They also get into the current NCAA Tournament, what-if there was NIL money for them back in the 90's and Antawn scoring 50 points in back-to-back NBA games.

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Sarah talks to NBA senior writer John Schuhmann about the surprising rise of the Houston Rockets, if they can catch the Warriors for the 10th seed, and how Jalen Green has stepped up his play. the also get into why the Clipper have been struggling, and the very difficult schedule that the Suns have coming down the stretch of the season. 

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Sarah and NBA senior writer Michael C. Wright discuss who will be the next NBA MVP when Nikola Jokic gives up the crown one day. Jalen Green, Anthony Edwards, Shia Gilgeous-Alexander, Luka Doncic, Jayson Tatum, Jalen Brunson Tyrese Haliburton and Zion Williamson all get mentioned. Then they transition to talking about the Rookie sensation, Victor Wembanyama, his future MVP chances and how incredible he is to watch in person. 

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Sarah talks with NBA senior writer Shaun Powell about Kyrie Irving's crazy game winning buzzer beating shot for the Mavericks, Jalen Brunson taking over in the Knicks win over the Kings and the battles for seeding are getting serious as we come down the stretch of the season.

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Sarah and NBA senior writer Steve Aschburner discuss Victor Wembanyama and Chet Holmgren battling for Rookie of the Year and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander challenging Nikola Jokic for the MVP and the #1 seed in the West. 

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Sarah and NBA senior writer John Schuhmann discuss his new Power Rankings... What the Pelicans are doing to be a threat in the playoffs, how LeBron and the Lakers are starting to put things together at the right time and what happened with the Sixers and Knicks on Sunday night. 

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Sarah talks with NBA senior writer Steve Aschburner about Anthony Edwards' amazing game Thursday night, Ant's MVP chances in the future, the possible Finals preview between the Nuggets and Celtics, and how the Bulls are pulling things together. 

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Sarah is joined by NBA senior writer Shaun Powell to discuss the latest NBA news. The Celtics are dominating, but would you take the C's or the field for the title right now? The West Play-In tournament is looking like a star-studded affair, and a couple of big games on NBA TV tonight, The Clippers vs Bucks and the Thunder vs Lakers. 

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Sarah talks with NBA senior writer Michael C. Wright about Victor Wembanyama's incredible statement performance in the Spurs win over Chet Holmgren and the Thunder. They also discuss Michael's MVP Ladder, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Jayson Tatum making their cases for MVP, and the greatness of LeBron James as he approaches 40,000 points.

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Sarah talks with NBA senior writer John Schuhmann about his new Power Rankings. What is motivating the Celtics and plenty of questions surrounding the Nuggets and Suns as the season heats up. 

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