Posted Up with Chris Haynes

Posted Up with Chris Haynes

Yahoo Sports’ NBA Insider Chris Haynes sits down with NBA stars and other league power brokers to have real conversations about everything you don't typically hear in player interviews. Chris and his guests will dive into the most relevant NBA storylines, culture, style and some x's and o's too. It's just a couple of guys posted up and talking about life... Unscripted and unfiltered.

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September 14, 2021 17 min

Former Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks, Portland Trail Blazers and now current Los Angeles Laker legend Carmelo Anthony joins the latest episode of Posted Up with Chris Haynes.


Carmelo shares why he chose to write about deeply personal stories from his life in his new memoir Where Tomorrows Aren't Promised.


Later, Chris and Carmelo talk about his decision to join the Lakers this offseason, what other teams he was considering and ...

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While the 2021 NBA free agent class wasn't full of blockbuster megastars, a series of impactful trades and signings went down in the first 48 hours of the new league year. Chris Haynes is joined by Yahoo's Vincent Goodwill to dive deeper in to the additions made by the Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers and more.


Paired with Zach LaVine, will the additions of DeMar DeRozan and Lonzo Ball return th...

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Chicago Bulls veteran forward Thaddeus Young stops by Posted Up with Chris Haynes for a conversation about his 14-year career, his reputation as one of the league's most reliable big men and how building a business empire behind the scenes has always been important to him since the night he was drafted in 2007.


Chris and Thaddeus talk about emerging tech platforms like Clubhouse, Thaddeus' venture capital pursuits, a fight h...

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9-year NBA vet Lance Stephenson joins Posted Up with Chris Haynes breaking down his path back to the league. Stephenson was last on a roster with the Los Angeles Lakers before spending the 2019-2020 season in China with the Liaoning Flying Leopards where COVID put a halt on his plans.?

The guys also spend time on the NBA Finals, growing as a leader, playing with LeBron James versus guarding him and how he performed in Space Jam 2. S...

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Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield joins Posted Up with Chris Haynes to chat about his offseason regimen and how he is preparing for his 6th year in the league.

Buddy and Chris dive into the trade rumors that seem to swirl around former Oklahoma Sooner standout. Does Hield see himself as a King next season?

As a native Bahamian, Hield also opens up about his Buddy Buckets Program, which elevates young talent from his home country. Th...

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Golden State Warriors swingman Kelly Oubre, Jr. joins Chris Haynes on the podcast this week to talk about his promising young career and what he expects out of his next chapter as he enters free agency later in the summer.


Kelly talks about adjusting to his diminished role in Golden State this year, why he thinks he's one of the best 2-way players in this year's free agent class, and how he feels about his former team, the P...

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NBA play by play legend Doris Burke of ESPN joins Posted Up with Chris Haynes amid the thrilling 2021 conference finals. Chris opens with a question about the grueling schedule the players have faced before asking Burke about the hard work that went into her meteoric rise in the business. They also cover the hiring of Chauncey Billups in Portland and the way Becky Hammon was viewed throughout the process. The duo also opines about ...

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There will be no fairytale ending this year in the City of Brotherly Love. The Atlanta Hawks shocked the hometown Philadelphia 76ers to secure a berth into the Eastern Conference Finals, and in doing so, raised many questions about the Sixers' future.


Chris Haynes is joined by Yahoo's Vince Goodwill to talk about the fallout from that game. Is this the end of the road for the combination of Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons? Is he...

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Two-time NBA champion, eleven-time all-star and 2021 Hall of Fame inductee Chris Bosh stops by Posted Up with Chris Haynes to chat about his illustrious career, its abrupt ending & this week's news of injuries to multiple high-level players in the NBA playoffs.


Bosh also talks about what led him to write his first book, Letters to a Young Athlete, what advice he would give to his younger self and the one part of his game he ...

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On this packed edition of Posted Up with Chris Haynes, former NBA stars Quentin Richardson & Darius Miles dive into their own media success after their playing days, hosting the Knuckleheads podcast.

Quentin and Darius also detail the genesis of their famous celebration and how it opened the door for hoopers today. Which players and coaches let the celebration get under their skin?

And on the heels of Naomi Osaka's decision t...

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Longtime NBA veteran & former Cleveland Cavaliers assistant coach Damon Jones joins Chris Haynes to talk about LeBron James' mindset as the Los Angeles Lakers forward faces elimination for the first time ever in the opening round of the NBA playoffs. After playing with James for three years and coaching him for four in Cleveland, Damon explains why he never bets against LeBron.

Afterward, Damon talks about the Los Angeles Cl...

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Chris Haynes invites Vincent Goodwill onto Posted Up to debate the MVP and Most Improved Player awards. Should Stephen Curry, whose Warriors did not make the playoffs, really be in the MVP conversation? How much improvement does Julius Randle need to show to win Most Improved Player? The guys also discuss what they would change about the play-in tournament.


Chris and Vince then break down the Los Angeles Lakers vs Phoenix Suns serie...

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NBA legend, actor and activist Kareem Abdul-Jabbar joins Chris Haynes this week to talk about being the inaugural recipient of the aptly named Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion Award. Kareem and Chris also chat about Kareem's relationship with Bruce Lee, the evolution of the NBA & the Los Angeles Lakers' chances to advance in this week's play-in tournament.

Later, Chris is joined by his brother, Mark Haynes...

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"Whoever came up with that s*** needs to be fired." With ten words, LeBron James re-ignited a controversy about the NBA's inaugural play-in tournament and pointed the spotlight on an NBA executive most fans hadn't even heard of until a few days ago.


Who is that executive who suddenly drew the ire of the league's most prominent player? Evan Wasch, Executive Vice President of Basketball Strategy & Analytics.


Eva...

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Cleveland Cavaliers forward, NBA champion and former UCLA star Kevin Love joins Chris Haynes for a conversation about mental health, basketball and Kevin's up-and-down journey through both.


Love opens up about his longtime struggles with anxiety & depression, what inspired him to speak so candidly about these issues, and his recent odyssey of self-discovery thanks to Mental Health Map, a genetic test that helped him learn mo...

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Clear the lane for a legend. Dr. J himself, Julius Erving, joins Chris Haynes on a very special edition of Posted Up.

Chris and the Doc chop it up about how Dr. J's iconic afro led to Allen Iverson's trendsetting cornrows in the city of Philadelphia, why one-handed dunks aren't only about the size of your hand, the art of NBA enforcers, the proliferation of the three-point shot, load management and the players Dr. J woul...

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Chris Haynes is joined by SiriusXM's Amin Elhassan to discuss the impending verdict in the Derek Chauvin murder trial. Recently, the NBA released a memo as the league prepares to potentially postpone multiple nights of games if Chauvin is acquitted. The NBA is primed to hit another flash-point as the lessons and protests from 2020 still seem meaningless in the face of continued police violence. (4:00)


Later in the podcast, Amin ...

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Current Gonzaga radio commentator and all-time Zags great Adam Morrison joined Chris Haynes to discuss his playing days in the NBA. The former top-5 pick took a deep dive on the pressure to perform in the league, the expectations from the media and the differences between his days in Charlotte and Los Angeles. Adam also takes Chris inside a locker room with Kobe Bryant, calling Gonzaga's buzzer-beater against UCLA and much more...

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Chris Haynes is joined by Yahoo Sports' Seerat Sohi for a discussion that travels around the world of basketball from the college, to pro, to cartoon ranks and back again.


Chris & Seerat kick off the show discussing the weekend full of blowouts in the NBA with four games being decided by a matter of 40+ points. Compare that to the men's and women's NCAA tournaments where the two final fours each produced iconic m...

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Chris Haynes is joined by Yahoo's Vincent Goodwill to take stock of the league one week after the trade deadline.


With the post-buyout additions of Andre Drummond to the Los Angeles Lakers, as well as Blake Griffin & LaMarcus Aldridge to the Brooklyn Nets, does something need to change in how these past-prime stars get acquired after the trade deadline?


Some say all the additions made to the Brooklyn Nets roster this season t...

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