NBA Hang Time

NBA Hang Time

Veteran NBA writer Sekou Smith analyzes the latest NBA news and storylines with guests from around the NBA world.... Show More

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October 29, 2020 23 min
Former NBA, WNBA and collegiate basketball coach Paul Westhead talks with Sekou about the release of his new book, The Speed Game. Paul sheds light on the resistance he faced from his players and other coaches about fast-break basketball and his experience coaching basketball legends.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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October 24, 2020 34 min
New York City sports journalist Harvey Araton joins Sekou on this episode to discuss his newest book “Our Last Season”. Henry dives into how a friendly relationship with a New York Knicks fan turned into a lifelong friendship. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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October 9, 2020 28 min
Members of the Turner Sports family, Morgann Mitchell and Jonathan Scott join the Hang Time podcast to talk about their experience in the Orlando bubble. Morgann dives into why she asks those thought provoking questions to the players, the importance of protecting Black women and how her NBA background has made her comfortable talking to just about anyone in the league about anything. Jonathan Scott has spent over 100 days in the b...
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NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum joins Sekou to talk about the thoroughness and the amount of planning he went through to make the bubble possible. Mark sheds light on his approach to social equity and what he will tell his family and friends about his bubble experience. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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NBA Hall of Famer and Godfather of free agency, Spencer Haywood discusses with Sekou about his upcoming book, The Spencer Haywood Rule. Spencer talks NBA Finals, the importance of passing stories down and how the NBA wouldn’t be where it is today without him. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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October 2, 2020 24 min
Senior NBA writer for The Undefeated, Marc Spears talks with Sekou about the crucial blow the Miami Heat took after losing Bam Adebayo and Goran Dragic to injuries after Game 1 of the NBA Finals, the people behind the scenes who made the Bubble possible and the NBA's approach to hiring more Black head coaches.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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September 30, 2020 21 min
Steve Smith hops on the Hang Time podcast to talk how the Miami Heat expected to be in the Finals since the beginning of the season, the Los Angeles Clippers moving on from Doc Rivers and how Sekou is keeping his bike for the rest of the finals.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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September 28, 2020 24 min
Yahoo Sports' Senior NBA Insider Chris Haynes joins Sekou to look at the Finals matchup between the Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers. He discusses LeBron’s legacy, why Anthony Davis vs Bam Adebayo is the battle he’s looking forward to and how his NBA bubble bike crew is keeping him sane in these last weeks. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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September 25, 2020 33 min
Writer and sports psychologist Brian Levenson, hops on the Hang Time podcast to talk about the link between mental health and mental preparation, his book “Shift Your Mind” and why it’s so important to listen, accept and reflect in these times that we are living in. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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September 23, 2020 18 min
NBA on TNT sideline reporter Brian Anderson shares what it’s like to call games in the bubble, how the players are playing at an incredibly high level and LeBron's comments about not being named MVP. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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September 21, 2020 20 min
NBA on TNT sideline reporter Rebecca Haarlow talks with Sekou about the importance of Gordon Hayward for the Celtics to take control of their series, how we’re seeing the Heat flourish with Andre Iguodala and Jae Crowder on the floor and why Jimmy Butler will come out with a statement performance in Game 4. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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September 18, 2020 11 min
Boston Globe NBA writer, Gary Washburn talks with Sekou about the Celtics collapse during Game 2 and react to the interviews from Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum and Kemba Walker about the screaming that took place in the Celtics locker room postgame. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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September 17, 2020 18 min
NBA on TNT color analyst Chris Webber talks with Sekou about the shocking performance from the Los Angeles Clippers in their Game 7 defeat to the Denver Nuggets, how the Bubble is an equalizer and why LeBron James is built for the bubble. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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September 14, 2020 16 min
NBA on TNT sideline reporter Allie LaForce sits with Sekou to talk about life in the bubble, how the Nuggets have played with a chip on their shoulder all postseason, how Kawhi Leonard has stepped up as a vocal leader on and off the court and how she’s looking forward to not getting cut off by the rope when the champion hoists that Larry O’Brien trophy. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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September 11, 2020 16 min
NBA.com writer John Schuhmann joins Sekou Smith to react to the best sounds of the week from the NBA. Both Sekou and John dive into Steve Nash's press conference as the Brooklyn Nets new head coach, Kevin Durant's thoughts regarding Steve Nash, Michael Porter Jr.'s remarks about what the Nuggets need to do differently and Anthony Davis's reaction to some unexpected guests who interrupted one of his interviews.  See...
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September 10, 2020 24 min
Stan Van Gundy joins Sekou Smith to discuss what makes this Heat team so special and why Erik Spoelstra is finally getting the credit he deserves as a coach. Stan explains why the Clippers have the most depth out of any team and how Jamal Murray, Donovan Mitchell and Jaylen Brown are must-watch television.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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September 8, 2020 18 min
NBA on TNT sports announcer Kevin Harlan joins Sekou on the Hang Time podcast to discuss his experience calling games without fans, how the Miami Heat have caught his eye and how these playoffs are some of the best basketball games we've ever seen.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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September 4, 2020 5 min
Sekou dives into OG Anunoby's game winning buzzer beater from Game 3 of the Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors matchup and reacts to the postgame interviews of Jaylen Brown and OG Anunoby.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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September 2, 2020 21 min
Bleacher Report’s Taylor Rooks describes to Sekou how she strives to tell the stories that we don’t always see on tv. Taylor shares how she asks the tough questions and how the emotional interviews of Donovan Mitchell, Fred Vanvleet and Doc Rivers were the most moving for her. She explains why the Houston Rockets know there are no excuses when it comes to winning their crucial game 7 matchup with the Oklahoma City Thunder. See omn...
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NBA on TNT's reporter Jared Greenberg joins Sekou Smith to talk about the emotional Game 6 interview from Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray and how he has grown into a vocal leader on and off the court. Jared shares how Chris Paul has impacted the Thunder and how NBA teams are approaching social activism for the remainder of the playoffs.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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