Center Court

Center Court

One of the greatest college basketball players of all time, three-time Player of the Year and NBA Hall of Famer Ralph Sampson lends his views on how to win in today’s world on the Center Court Podcast with Ralph Sampson and Mac McDonald. Ralph and Mac, along with special guests from the world of sports, will inspire, influence, and educate listeners by reflecting on the past while focusing on the future. All the action happens at Center Court.... Show More

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March 2, 2021 48 min

Center Court presents: Music in Sports


The Center Court team sits down for an in depth discussion about passion, music, and sports.

Mike Phillips has exploded on the world music scene becoming the jazz man with hip-hop flavor known for blowing away audiences on stage, television and with chart-topping recordings. His soulful yet funky grooves have wowed fans across the globe and earned standing ovations from audiences at the Montreux...

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Entrepreneur, Dr. Dale Caldwell discusses leadership and his influential drive to impact the world. 

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Hall of Famer, Charlie Scott sits down with Center Court and talks about being the first black athlete at UNC and his experience of ’68 Olympics. 

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Retired NFL Vikings player, Moe Williams gives Center Court insight on Super Bowl LV and the legacy of Tom Brady. 

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Center Court sits down with Warwick Scott, Wendell Scott's grandson, and talks about his grandfather's legacy and being the first African American to to win a race in the Grand National Series of NASCAR.

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Dereck Whittenburg stopped by Center Court to reflect on his college coach, Jim Valvano, the V Foundation and the amazing legacy he left behind.



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Center Court sits down with Perry Tuttle former NFL Buffalo Bills and Clemson great to talk about the Heisman Trophy and National Championship.

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Center Court sits down with NBA Hall of Famer Isaiah Thomas. Isaiah gives a deeper look into the hardships he faced the molded him into the type of person that became a NBA Hall of Famer and entrepreneur.

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Center Court catches up with Former ESPN Senior Director Jeff Schaetzel relives his experience of the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta and the Centennial Park Bombing and how it relates to the Nashville Bombing. Jeff was working the event in the production truck when the bomb went off, and realized why the FBI targeted Richard Jewell as a suspect. If not, the games were in jeopardy of resuming.   

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In preparation for the New Year, Center Court recaps the year and gets further insight on pandemic college football with CBS Sports Football insider, Tony Barnhart.

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December 22, 2020 47 min

Center Court takes a holiday with singer and songwriter, Brian McKnight, as he gives insight to his amazing musical career.

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Dallas Maverick Head Coach, Rick Carlisle drops by Center Court to reflect on social injustice in basketball and covid life in the NBA Bubble.

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The Center Court Team catched up with 2X Super Bowl Champion and 2018 Walter Payton Man of the Year award recipient, Chris Long. Center Court dives deeper into his life, retirement, and passion to change the world.

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December 8, 2020 8 min

Ralph welcomes new host and long time friend, Mac McDonald to the Center Court team.

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December 1, 2020 78 min

Ralph and Jason are joined by Hall of Famer Spencer Haywood opens up about his trail-blazing basketball career, his battles with mental health, and writing the next chapter in his epic story in a special episode in partnership with Movember.

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Bleacher Report's Lead NBA Draft Reporter Jonathan Wasserman previews one of the most unpredictable drafts in history.

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November 10, 2020 80 min

We turn the tables this week on our very own Hall of Famer, Ralph. Jason puts Ralph in the hot seat to discuss his childhood in Virginia and his Hall of Fame collegiate and NBA career, opening up like never before.


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November 3, 2020 14 min

Ralph and Jason discuss Election Day and remind you to make your voice heard at the ballot box.

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A lineup of former college basketball players and coaches including Sonny Smith, Mack McCarthy, Charlie Thomas, Jim Hallihan, John Averett, and Brad Lewis join Ralph in remembering their life-long friend, BJ Johnson.

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ESPN NBA Reporter Nick Friedell joins us to discuss his experience in the NBA Bubble, covering Jimmy Butler's entire career and previewing the next big storylines in the league.

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