Nigerian-American basketball player
Parvez and Omar check one off the bucket list, with NBA superstar Hakeem Olajuwon joining them for an in-depth conversation covering his entire career and more. Hakeem Olajuwon, nicknamed "the Dream", is a Nigerian-American former professional basketball player. From 1984 to 2002, he played the center position in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Houston Rockets and eventually the Toronto Raptors. He led the Rockets to back-to-back NBA championships in 1994 and 1995. In 2008, he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, and in 2016, he was inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest centers and one of the greatest basketball players of all time. He became the first non-American to be an All-Star and start in an All-Star Game, the first non-American to win NBA MVP, the first non-American to win NBA Defensive Player of the Year, and in the 1993–94 season, he became the only player in NBA history to win the NBA MVP, Defensive Player of the Year, and Finals MVP awards in the same season. His Rockets won back-to-back championships in 1994 and 1995. Olajuwon was a member of the Olympic gold medal-winning United States national team, and he was selected as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. He ended his career as the league's all-time leader in blocks (3,830) and is one of four NBA players to record a quadruple-double.
Are you on offense or defense? Say what? That's right, are you more on offense or defense for the Kingdom of God, for your workplace, and for your career? For example, emphasizing defense over offense can become a real problem, and these two mega-actions need to be tied together in some way! The Bible speaks directly to this, and so do some real-world examples in business. Join Kevin as he dissects what these six key words can and do mean for key areas of your life! // Download this episode's Application & Action questions and PDF transcript at whitestone.org.
PT. 2 -- On the twenty-fourth episode of Point God, former two-time NBA All-Star, Baron Davis, continues his journey of talking with the best point guards to ever play basketball. Baron interviews NBA legend Sam Cassell. Sam tells the story behind the 95 Source Awards, gives classic Hakeem Olajuwon stories and many more classic stories. Point God is a production of iHeartMedia. Produced by SLIC Studios & HNB Media. Executive Produced by Baron Davis and S. Curtis Smith For More info go to https://www.slicsports.com/ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jesus Acevedo Jr. and Alex Aguilera have a special Basketball Fiends episode today. The guys invited Eric Torres, a self-taught Astrology guru, to break down how Astrology plays a part in NBA teams. First, he sees how compatible Jesus and Alex are as hosts (1:49). Then, he breaks down the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls (10:02), and Hakeem Olajuwon and the Houston Rockets championship years (14:54). Finally, they look at the recent NBA dynasties (21:10) and dynamic duos (30:30) and how astrology plays a part in it
Jesus Acevedo Jr. and Alex Aguilera have a special Basketball Fiends episode today. The guys invited Eric Torres, a self-taught Astrology guru, to break down how Astrology plays a part in NBA teams. First, he sees how compatible Jesus and Alex are as hosts (1:49). Then, he breaks down the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls (10:02), and Hakeem Olajuwon and the Houston Rockets championship years (14:54). Finally, they look at the recent NBA dynasties (21:10) and dynamic duos (30:30) and how astrology plays a part in it
On this episode of Locked On Spurs, host Jeff Garcia welcomes San Antonio Sports Star's James Pledger to discuss if the Spurs should make a deal for Ben Simmons after reports surface that he wants out of the Sixers. Also, the pair continue the offseason debate - Tim Duncan versus Hakeem Olajuwon. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! SweatBlock Get it today for 20% off at SweatBlock.com with promo code LockedOn, or at Amazon and CVS. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Indeed Get started RIGHT NOW with a SEVENTY-FIVE DOLLAR SPONSORED JOB CREDIT to upgrade your job post at Indeed.com/LOCKED Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
On this episode of Locked On Spurs, host Jeff Garcia welcomes sports reporter Casey Viera to ask if Thaddeus Young will finish the new season with the Spurs, what could have been with Lauri Markkanen, and Tim Duncan versus Hakeem Olajuwon talk. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! SweatBlock Get it today for 20% off at SweatBlock.com with promo code LockedOn, or at Amazon and CVS. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Indeed Get started RIGHT NOW with a SEVENTY-FIVE DOLLAR SPONSORED JOB CREDIT to upgrade your job post at Indeed.com/LOCKED Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Bem amigos do Bola Presa, mais um podcast no ar! Nesta edição vestimos terno e gravata (mentira, tá o maior calor) para distribuir nossos tradicionais Prêmios Alternativos da Temporada 2020-21 da NBA. Quem foi o melhor jogador em time ruim? Qual foi a estatística mais bisonha da temporada? Quem levou o Troféu League Pass? Quem supera Bradley Beal na frase do ano? Quem é o Homem Mais Interessante do Mundo? Qual foi o Maior Retorno Frustrado da Temporada? São QUINZE troféus! Prepare a pipoca e vamos relembrar a temporada pandêmica =) ... |OS PARÇAS DO BOLA PRESA| MOMENTO ALURA: Ganhe R$100 de desconto na Alura em alura.com.br/promocao/bolapresa São mais de 1000 cursos em dezenas de áreas que podem te ajudar a CATAPULTAR sua carreira ASSINE O BOLA PRESA NO SPARKLE E RECEBA CONTEÚDO EXCLUSIVO - http://tiny.cc/BPSparkle São planos de R$14 e R$20 reais e mais de 80 podcasts para apoiadores O BOLA PRESA AGORA É PARCEIRO DA KTO Receba 20% de bônus no primeiro depósito com o cupom BOLAPRESA e faça suas apostas CONHEÇA AS NOVAS ESTAMPAS DA LOJINHA BOLA PRESA NA CAPHEAD - https://www.caphead.com.br/bolapresa/ ASSINE O UOL ESPORTE CLUBE E TENHA 7 DIAS GRÁTIS DO NBA LEAGUE PASS - tiny.cc/BPUOL ... NESTE EPISÓDIO O que são os Prêmios Alternativos - 1:10 Carinha do Jabá - 4:04 Troféu Zach Randolph de Melhor Jogador em Time Ruim - 8:04 Troféu Gary Payton de Jogador que Mais Involuiu - 15:31 Troféu Kareen Rush/Corey Brewer/Mo Williams de Melhor Atuação de Jogador Ruim - 19:34 Troféu 8 ou 80 de Estatística Bizarra da Temporada - 25:55 Troféu Eco de Patrocinador do Ano do Bola Presa (Momento Alura + Maldição Bola Presa KTO) - 33:10 Troféu Homem Mais Interessante do Mundo de Maior Momento de Kyrie Irving - 36:50 Troféu Kyrie Irving de Frase do Ano - 46:05 Troféu James Dolan de Cagada do Knicks da Temporada - 57:18 Troféu Romarinho de Reserva do Nosso Coração - 58:26 Troféu Adriano Imperador de Volta Frustrada do Ano e Troféu Derrick Rose de Jogador que Voltou da Tumba - 1:00:44 Troféu Time Arrumadinho de Time Bom que Deveria Ser Ruim - 1:03:12 Troféu Hakeem Olajuwon no Raptors de Aconteceu ou Não Aconteceu da Temporada - 1:05:04 Troféu Damian Lillard de Calar os Críticos da Temporada - 1:13:25 Troféu League Pass - 1:15:09 Troféu Filme de Gibi de “E se…” da Temporada - 1:17:28
In this episode of the Podcast, my guests and I discuss a large range of topics from across the NBA, including Russell Westbrook to LA, Superteams, Hakeem Olajuwon vs Tim Duncan and more --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/a1hoopz/support
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Justin Verrier to discuss the New Orleans Pelicans, including recent acquisitions Steven Adams and Eric Bledsoe heading to the Grizzlies for Jonas Valanciunas, rumors of Zion Williamson being unhappy with the team (and parallels to the early signs of Anthony Davis's departure), fake Pelicans trades, and more (2:35). Then Bill is joined by Kenny "The Jet" Smith to discuss the upcoming NBA draft, parallels between Giannis Antetokounmpo's title win with the Bucks and Hakeem Olajuwon's mid-'90s Rockets, the slew of Ben Simmons trade rumors, how the Warriors might use their draft capital, and more (49:25). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Kenny Smith and Justin Verrier Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Wrap up of the last couple days of vacation and our Beer Olympics. Russian President Boris Yeltsin found drunk in Washington, D.C in his underwear. O.J. Simpson acquitted of murder charges. Michael Jordan returns as #45 but Hakeem Olajuwon is the biggest star in the world. The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame opens in Cleveland, Ohio. The release of Disney's Toy Story. Seinfeld and the soup Nazi. And another great Ry's got 5 on it. The #1 Pop Culture Podcast in America for all you guys and gals out there. Cold beers, bonus episodes, special guests, and a whole lot more!! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ryan-kline/message
Join the fellas as we bring the heat looking back at a career retrospective for the greatest Houston Rocket of all time, Hakeem Olajuwon. We look back at some of his greatest career accolades and debate whether or not he is the greatest center in NBA history! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/notyourweeklysportspod/message
Olden Polynice led the 1984 Virginia team to a surprise Final Four. Polynice joins the "Jerry Ratcliffe Show" to reminisce, reveal why Hakeem Olajuwon was always looking over his shoulder, and reflect on his 15-year NBA career.
Jamel is joined by podcaster and NBA twitter god Josiah Johnson to discuss Shaq and Hakeem's one-on-one battle for Taco Bell. Who'd be the two centers nowadays to pit against each other? Do you think Hakeem Olajuwon had bars like Shaq? What's the best Taco Bell order to play hoops on? Listen up and find out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Shaquille O'Neal and Hakeem Olajuwon's big-man duel didn't end after the Rockets swept the Magic in the 1995 NBA Finals. Taco Bell sponsored a PPV showdown between the bigs for $1 Million Dollars to determine who was center supreme. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
We continue onto Part 2 of celebrating Hakeem Olajuwon's incredible career with special guest Vincent Cu! Meet us at The Summit as we discuss the most improbable championship run in NBA history as Olajuwon and The Rockets go double clutch to win their 2nd straight title!
34 holds a very special place in the hearts of Houston Rockets fans. So we decided what better way to celebrate episode 34 than to chronicle the career of the greatest 34 in history Hakeem "The Dream" Olajuwon! Special guest Vincent Cu aka Coach meets us at The Summit for Part 1 as we discuss the man who built The Summit and chronicle his career from being the number 1 overall pick in the illustrious 1984 draft, all the way to bringing the first championship to the city of Houston in 1994. Celebrate with us as we celebrate the greatest Houston Rocket who has ever lived and stay tuned for Part 2!Day-Off Anime Streetwear Shop Day Off for your retro anime goods. Get a 10% off discount using code: dayoffsummitThe Argyle League Barbershop Need a haircut? Book an appointment at the best barbershop in H-Town known as The Argyle League!
In this episode, Ike Amaechi is joined by Ugo, Mitch Orsatti and Sean Khan to grade the 2020-21 NBA season, from conference play to player performances. This is Adam Silver's report card. Also, the group talks about Michael Jordan's iconic game winner in the 1998 NBA Finals and Hakeem Olajuwon's place in history. Also, check out the High and Low YouTube channel for this week's Quick Bite segment. Check for bonus content on the channel every week. You can also talk to us in High and Low's Facebook group. Remember to enter the contest to win a chance at joining the High and Low group chat on Discord for a day. Follow/subscribe to all channels, leave reviews and email the screenshots to firstname.lastname@example.org.Music featured on the episode is brought to you by Lyve of the Enjoy Music Group and Sonny Rocwell of The Goodness. Edited by Vonn August. Executive Producer is Ikenna Agu. Follow High and Low on Instagram and Twitter @gethighandlow. High and Low at Vonn+Abrahammhttp://www.vonnabrahamm.com/high-low-podcastJoin the High and Low mailing list for contest giveaways and access to bonus content and events.http://www.vonnabrahamm.com/contact-1Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/gethighandlow/https://www.instagram.com/ikenna.andthepeople/https://www.instagram.com/esteban_roy/https://www.instagram.com/savage_decepticon/https://www.instagram.com/sean_khantroversy/Twitterhttps://twitter.com/gethighandlowhttps://twitter.com/IkennaCesarhttps://twitter.com/thirstyvillainhttps://twitter.com/Khantroversey
Russillo shares his thoughts on the ways we as fans talk ourselves in and out of players (2:15). Then Ryen chats with seven-time NBA champion Robert “Big Shot Rob” Horry about the Lakers' Round 1 loss to the Suns, Anthony Davis's groin injury, his title runs with the Hawks, Lakers, and Spurs, Shaquille O'Neal vs. Hakeem Olajuwon, the Basketball Hall of Fame, and more (14:30). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (48:45). Host: Ryen Russillo Guest: Robert Horry Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Andy chats with sports attorney & entrepreneur Leonard Armato! Leonard discusses his path to representing elite athletes Shaquille O'Neal, Hakeem Olajuwon and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, creating brands such as Golden Boy for Oscar De La Hoya and “Dunkman” for Shaq, the NBA Tech Summit, AVP Beach Volleyball, and so much more! Andy & Leonard trade Shaq stories, Leonard talks about what attracted him to O'Neal as a client, how Ronnie Lott became his first client, a new book he's currently working on, how he views the modern athlete's responsibilities with social media, and his philosophy on how he approaches "work-life balance".
Phil, Jake & Jason rank fast-food chain Taco Bell, Batman: The Animated Series and crossbows on the List of Every Damn Thing.VOTE HERE to help choose which item on the List of Every Damn Thing should be re-ranked in an upcoming episode (you can vote once a day).If you have something to add to the list, email it to email@example.com (or get at us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook).SHOW NOTES: Youtube is aggressively pushing sexy Fran Drescher content at Phil, such as this video where someone combed through episodes of the Nanny for material. We engage in some speculation about a reboot of The Nanny. After thinking about it, the Nanny itself was a reworking of similar stories. Dorito taco shells don't go hard enough, they're not dumb enough, there's not enough crystals on the shell. Go all the way. There should be a Mountain Dew sauce. Don't half-step! We discuss many Taco Bell ads, including those featuring Little Richard, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Godzilla and of course the Taco Bell Chihuahua. Phil has a lot to say about how Shaq & Hakeem Olajuwon helped Taco Bell launch the Double Decker Taco. Taco Bell was using the Run for the Border slogan as late as the 90s. The Taco Bell Cantina in Pacifica is the world's most beautiful Taco Bell. Here’s Taco Bell’s appearance in Demolition Man. Man-Bat is like a werewolf but he turns into a bat instead of a wolf. Harley Quinn is a culturally omnipresent sexy clown with a baseball bat and a PhD. Renee Montoya is a hard-boiled detective who was played in a recent movie by Rosie Perez. Clayface is a washed-up actor who uses makeup that turns him into a shape-changing mud-man. Body horror! Jason mentions the legitimately upsetting movie Monsturd. Fleischer Superman cartoons are really good, they're by the animators behind Popeye & Betty Boop but they go more realistic here. They rely heavily on (and were innovators in) rotoscoping (where real motion is traced). They look super Art Deco. Here's an example of Superman dealing with some robots. The 1989 Batman movie directed by Tim Burton (who also made Pee-Wee's Big Adventure) maybe doesn't hold up that well but the soundtrack includes “Batdance” by Prince which would go high on the list if we ranked it. Bruce Timm was one of the main artists and designers on Batman: The Animated Series. His stuff looks really good but you get the idea that they needed to spray him with a water bottle every so often cause he'd get too worked up. Paul Dini was the head writer on Batman: The Animated Series. His sister taught one of Jake’s college classes. Beer Street and Gin Lane are a couple of woodcuts showing you two places: a cool place where people drink beer and an awful nightmare where they drink gin. The Ventriloquist is Phil's favorite villain. The actual villain is "Scarface", a dummy. Poison Ivy is a mad scientist, femme-fatale, ecoterrorist who looks like Tex Avery designed her in the 30s. Talia Al Ghul loves Batman, but her father is his sworn enemy. The Watchmen comic is ranked really high because it's good. It doesn't hit now like it did in 1986, what could? Here’s the cover of Wolverine Limited Series #4, which inexplicably features a gun sight on a crossbow. It turns out harpoon guns are more similar to cannons than crossbows. ALSO DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE:Glenn Bell * Chipotle * Legally Blonde * Legally Blonde 2 * plant-based meat * sexy CEO Brian Niccol * hot sauce * Mexico City * Popeye’s chicken * vegans * square pizza * bagels * shirtless men wearing elaborate angel wings, gold lame shorts and furry cha-cha heels * loggerheads * cartoons * Lady Lovely Locks and the Pixietails * Mark Hamill * Martin * Ewoks TV series * the 1960s Batman TV series * Saturday Night Live * Shakira * Birds of Prey (movie) * Trading Places * grapple guns * MacBeth * Ted Nugent * Chewbacca’s bowcaster * ballista * Scarlett from GI Joe * Game of Thrones * The Walking DeadBelow are the Top Ten and Bottom Top items on List of Every Damn Thing as of this episode (for the complete up-to-date list, go here):TOP TEN:1. Dolly Parton - person2. interspecies animal friends - idea3. Clement Street in San Francisco - location4. Prince - person5. It’s-It - food6. Cher - person7. Pee-Wee Herman - fictional character8. Donald Duck - fictional character9. Hank Williams - person10. air - substanceBOTTOM TEN:148. carpets - decoration149. broken glass - substance150. Jenny McCarthy - person151. Jon Voight - person152. Hank Williams, Jr - person153. McRib - food154. war - idea155. cigarettes - drug156. QAnon - idea157. transphobia - ideaTheme song by Jade Puget. Graphic design by Jason Mann. This episode was edited by Jake MacLachlan, with audio help from Luke Janela. Show notes by Jake MacLachlan & Phil Green.Our website is everydamnthing.net and we're also on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jackson (@JTGatlin) talks about the Rockets 122-115 win over the LA Clippers, a night that was dedicated to the legendary broadcast career of Bill Worrell, calling his final game as THE voice of the Houston Rockets. Hear from Rudy Tomjanovich, Hakeem Olajuwon, Calvin Murphy and more as they share what Worrell has meant to them over the years. #Rockets #NBA Have a hot take to share or disagree with Jackson? Call 713-487-5457 You can follow our show on Twitter @LockedOnRockets and check out unique Houston sports content over at ApolloHOU.com -- Twitter @ApolloHOU If your business wants to advertise on Locked On Rockets, DM Jackson on Twitter or email JacksonTGatlin@gmail.com Coach and player audio courtesy of The Houston Roundball Review -- YouTube channel here Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! | Offers: lockedonpodcasts.com/offers Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15” and you’ll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Indeed Get started RIGHT NOW with a FREE SEVENTY-FIVE DOLLAR SPONSORED JOB CREDIT to upgrade your job post at Indeed.com/locked Headspace You deserve to feel happier, and Headspace is meditation made simple. Go to headspace.com/lockedonnba for a FREE ONE-MONTH TRIAL with access to Headspace’s full library of meditations for every situation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Is the NBA's Play-In Tournament better than a Wild Card game? Key Players: Sam Houston State Football, South Dakota State Football, 1995 Houston Rockets, 2020 Miami Heat, NHL, Southern Illinois Football, Hakeem Olajuwon, Clyde Drexler, Kenny Smith, 1999 New York Knicks, NBA, James Madison Football, U.S. Open Tennis, 1994 Denver Nuggets, U.S. Open Golf, NCAA Basketball Tournament, NBA Play-In Tournament, HBO, "Mare Of Easttown"
The Dan's watch a game that has been called the worst Knicks game ever. The Knickerbockers, lead by Patrick Ewing and John Starks lose a potential clinching game to the Hakeem Olajuwon and Vernon Maxwell lead Houston Rockets before ultimately falling to them again in game 7 of the NBA Finals.
In this episode, my guest and I cover a variety of Topics across the NBA, from Joel Embiid and the Sixers, to Kevin Durant, Steph Curry and more. We also will be discussing Michael Jordan, Hakeem Olajuwon and more. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/a1hoopz/support
Meet William William is the founder of Mind Business, LLC, and his calling is to help individuals and organizations remove their own success barriers. How the heck does he do that? Excellent question! He does so by educating them on the mental foundations for success. He has many years of leadership, sales training, and consulting experience and he has come to understand that the most common causes of personal dysfunction within an individual are thoughts and feelings of unworthiness and unforgiveness. Let's get the show kicked off here a little bit by talking about your sports career! What got you involved in sports and how far did it take you? Yeah, so for me, sports have been a part of my life since I was nine years old. I began to play basketball watching Michael Jordan back in the mid-90s. I also grew up in Houston, Texas, so I was watching the Houston Rockets win championships with Hakeem Olajuwon, Clyde Drexler, and all those guys. So my very first love as far as sports was basketball. My neighbor had a basketball hoop and I was over there pretty much every single day, hooping and putting my skills together and learning how to do layups from different corners of the backboard, and all those things at nine years old. When I was 10 years old, I tried out for football and made the team and the interesting thing about football is that for whatever reason, it just was something initially that I did not really take to a whole lot, I would say I was a little timid. I had tons of physical strength and I was physically stronger than the other kids my age, but I was timid and so even though I lived in the suburbs, my mom took me to play with this inner-city team and these guys were knocking me around and things like that. It wasn't that I couldn't hang, I just had that timidity. So long story short, one day I came home from practice, and I had my head, "You know what? I'm done, I'm going to go ahead and hang them up and go back to the basketball court," and my mom was in the kitchen cooking so I kind of walked in there to let her know I'm quitting. So I went there, I said, "Hey, Mom, I don't think I want to go to practice tomorrow, I think I just kind of want to quit, this is not working out for me." She basically said, "You're not quitting," and she turned back around and kept on cooking. She let me know that if you quit with this one thing, then you will basically think that it's okay to quit with other things. So I went to practice the next day, pissed off at her and what I said to myself was, "You know what? I'm going to prove her wrong and I'm going to take out my rage on all these guys out here because this is ridiculous." So I went after that practice, and I was fired up so I went out there and I just started lighting people up. After that day of practice, the defensive coordinator had never seen have from me and they wanted me to bring that same energy to practice the next day. After that, I never looked back with football specifically. I continued to play basketball, but with football, it was just so exciting. It was something that I was good at and so I defensive MVP as a 10-year-old and our team won the city championship! Then after that, I really begin to lose weight. I was a little husky when I was younger and I slimmed off and eventually made my way to running back by the time I got to middle school and did really well in middle school with football. So I got to high school and during my senior year, I'm being recruited by some schools like Kansas State, Rice University, Tennessee, and a few others and I tore my ACL halfway through the season, on this crazy play. At that point, I had to make a decision as I was doing rehab for an ACL tear, am I going to continue to train to try to get back out there by the next fall. I got back to about 90%, but the schools that I was talking to many were trying to do partial scholarships, preferred walk-ons, and many of them were out of state that was still potentially considering a full scholarship, but it was going to be a long shot. In my head, I think it was a combination of being a little immature, but also thinking about my parents are going to have to pay state tuition, which I think was a mature decision and I made the decision to go to university, Houston. So I play some Semi-Pro Football after that, but I never end up playing at the collegiate level. So it was just really interesting how I knew that I could have played at the college level because I was getting recruited to do so, but life had a different path. It really began to force me to think about what I wanted to do beyond sports because I was totally identified with being an athlete. That led me on this life journey that has led me to now being a mindset coach. I began to have this mental transformation, especially in my mid-20s. I just had a calling that there was something more that wouldn't let me go back to the mindset that I am an athlete because there was something deeper within me that was saying that you're so much more than that and you have a different destiny. How would you describe the switch that flipped that transformed you from a timid little kid into the athlete you became, and how do you carry that same mindset into what you do in your professional career? I think ultimately, what that moment as a 10-year-old showed me is that there was so much potential within me. Now, of course, this was specifically around sports, but it opened up my mind to where there was more potential and power and ability within me that I have not figured out. It's in there, but I just had to bring it out and I think for me, that experience as a 10-year-old really helped to spray my confidence in many things, not just sports, but with everything from academics to overcoming the adversity that I've had to face in my life. Everybody faces adversity, but it's how you deal with it and so that's really what opened up to me. I could never look at myself as being this limited person that can only do so much because I saw something absolutely explode within me which was a big motivation for me to help to inspire my siblings to really push themselves in whatever they do because when my younger sibling wanted to hang out with me, I was always training so I would be doing cone drills, doing agility work, doing explosive work all the time because I really wanted to be this great athlete and have my mom not have to pay and worry about me going to college. So I did not know that at the time but it actually really lit a fire within them to become competitive and to do their very best and whatever they set their foot in. That one day in practice lit a fire inside me and now it's being transferred into helping to support people to become the best version of themselves. But the energy is the same, it's this unwillingness to compromise, unwillingness to say "this is all I have, this is all I can do, this is all I can become," and because that light burns within me, I have an affinity to do that for other people. When I see people doubting themselves, underestimating themselves, I already know that that's a false sense of self and I always encourage others to be able to find that power within themselves because ultimately when you do that all the things that you need in life are within that space of realizing who you are. Do you ever find yourself looking at your mom and thinking, “Hey, thanks for making me stick out,” since she was the catalyst for your transformation? We've actually had that conversation many times so I definitely attribute my mom as a catalyst for my overall success and just ability to stay focused. Her voice has always been echoing in my head. First and foremost, she still reminds me to this day, that from the first time she laid eyes on me when I was born, she knew that I was going to be someone special, she knew that I was different and she knew that I had a great destiny and a great calling on my life and she's always told me that she's always envisioned me being up on stage. She says she would actually have visions of me being up on stage talking to millions of people with them chanting my name, over and over again. It's very interesting to where now I'm on the path of actually utilizing the spoken word to inspire people. She had this vision of me being this great speaker and influencer many years ago, way before social media, anything like that. So who would have guessed it? Of course, we have many years to come to see all those things through, but I think that also just is another indicator of how important parents are when it comes to kids, whether it's involvement in sports, or whatnot, your voice will echo through their heads for their entire lives, good, bad or indifferent. As I teach a whole lot about, subconscious programming is powerful which is your habitual behaviors, thinking, and actions. That's based on what you believe to be true and the first seven years of life is when you're being programmed into that default, whether it's positive, negative and parents have almost complete control of that outcome, and that is carried with children for their entire lives. Even as adults, we are the older version physically of those children and so if we're broken as children, until we wake up, we have no opportunity to become the best version of ourselves, and to let go of those childish thoughts and belief systems that are keeping us held back. You can be in an adult body, but not have an adult mind. To me, an adult mind is any individual that can think for themselves and galvanizes the courage to be able to take action when they have a vision, no matter what. That is something that I've had to learn very early in life, and I struggled with it until probably about age 30. But to be able to think for yourself, and be willing to take action when you have a vision, and you can trust that small voice is overwhelmingly powerful, but it can be scary as hell. So of course, you have to do that in life all the way up, even in sports, as a kid, when you get knocked on your butt and get back up. That decision is made in a split second, but as you get older, as an adult, there are more strategic decisions you have to make that can scare you away from your destiny. If you have a little bit of practice when you're young, you have an opportunity to be able to have some subconscious programming that will support that. Parents are extremely important to kids’ development, and not just to be able to perform on the field, but also in life. Because one day, no matter how you live as a parent, you're not going to be there and your voice is still going to be with your children, and will many times be spoken to their children. So make sure that those words count, because they can be a star athlete, great attorney, or just a great human being, which you're going to help to determine that. Switching gears here a bit, but you’re very active on social media which has garnered you a large network of followers. How much do you attribute that to your success, the relationships you have been able to create, and Young Guns? I would say that the single greatest thing that I have accomplished over the past four months has definitely been the Young Guns main event. Being in the final three initially, and having to compete and get over 2000 votes, and being able to come out on top and have the opportunity to then present my message to the world about the power of the subconscious mind has been the high as far as a singular event. But overall, I would just say, when it comes to the whole social media space, I've been very pleased to have done a deep dive in three different platforms. So it's been on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook. On LinkedIn specifically, I've gained huge momentum and it's been really awesome to be able to see the feedback that I've been able to get from people, whether it's direct messages or otherwise, as far as how the content is being able to support them, has been a great reminder to stay focused, to stay encouraged to, and to know who you are, as far as the power that you hold within to become anything that you want. I would say overall, it's been exciting and it's been invigorating, because it lets you know that you're doing something right to help support people and it gives me a tremendous opportunity to give out good energy to as many people as I possibly can touch, knowing that that energy is going to come back to me and manifest in beautiful, wonderful ways that I won't even necessarily even know for some time. But I'm building up tremendous good karma for myself, but also passing it on to other people so that they can be the light for other people in their own lives. Social media gives you an opportunity to get your message out there. Of course, you have a decision on what that message is going to be and mine has just been one of transformation and empowerment. I know people need that anyway because I've needed it many times over the years and I think in a way I'm giving other people what I wish I had at certain points in my life. Thank God I made it through! But if I was able to connect with certain individuals who were publishing this kind of content, it would have helped me so much in times past so I'm also making sure that I'm doing that for that reason. Now, don't get me wrong, I was able to go to YouTube and find some great pastors and other folks who really encouraged me, but there was not anyone that was individual as like a content creator who was like this bigger than life figure, it was some of the more preeminent names, which still helped me a whole lot. So every time I post, I try to think about it from the perspective of what can I present to the world today that is going to help someone? So I have curated content three days a week, but the other one or two days that I post it's literally me sitting in my office or in my room first thing in the morning, and just kind of taking a moment to meditate and say, "I am trusting that the words will come to me that I need to say at this moment for somebody." This may only need to be for one person and that's okay, but it also could be for 10,000 and that's also pretty dope. Either way, I am willing, so let's go! Many times, those messages have been the ones that have impacted people the most. I don't necessarily have this secret formula, it's literally being available and being willing to speak truth, willing to put myself out there, and people may or may not love what I have to say, but I'm willing to do it. I'm betting on myself that this work that I'm doing is going to not only be able to inspire people and to build them up but also build a strong financial future for my family and I firmly believe that both can get accomplished and still be pure. This show is all about bridging the gap between sports and professional careers and there are a lot of athletes out there who are constantly in this battle of having to figure out how to prioritize themselves. You yourself are working full time while running your business full time as well so what has the journey been like for you? What are the tools that you have put in place to balance those two worlds to ultimately set yourself up for success? One of the best things that I can respond within that regard, is what I do each and every day when I wake up first thing in the morning. Most days, I don't have my mind racing with tons of things flying through it. I cannot say that until maybe two and a half to three years ago as far as waking up with a clear mind and I would say that, because I've gotten to this space, it's a little easier to kind of plan my day. But I know most of us to wake up in the morning with racing thoughts about all we have to get done and stress and so on and so forth. There are days that I have that too because I have a lot to get done and I'm balancing two worlds, not even including being a father and a husband and all that. So waking up with a daily practice has been most helpful, meaning what I do every morning, I wake up, I have written affirmations that I've written out that talk about things in the areas of business, of family, and of relationship building that I want to accomplish over the next year. I rehearse that script or those affirmations and speak them out loud to myself every single morning. I also take some time just to pray and meditate to clear my mind as opposed to trying to envision how am I day to go, which is very effective, I try to just clear my mind first. I try to have my mind clear and get some feelings of love and excitement in my energy and then I began to meditate specifically on things that I want to see like envisioning my day, envisioning specific conversations, envisioning this podcast and how it's going to go. It's really about being able to take some time to meditate for me, and envision positive outcomes for my day and positive outcomes for my week, because each and every day, we have things that have the opportunity to distract us. The only question that we have to answer in that regard is how we're going to respond. That is something that's very, very important for me. So having those written affirmations or reading them, taking some time to pray and meditate, specifically on positive outcomes that I want to see come to pass in the next day or the week is also important. Then I end that meditation session with two questions before I get my day started. What do I see for myself and my life and what do I believe to be true for myself in my life? You can believe something to be true, but if don't you have a vision for it, you're in trouble. That's why it says in the Bible, without a vision, the people perish. So I need to be able to see it in my mind and also affirm it through words. There may be something a little different each and every day, but it's consistent with abundance, health for myself, and my family, and peace and goodwill to everyone around me. Now to be a little less complex, especially for those young people who are in sports, one of the best things that you can do to help put yourself in a position mentally to be successful, is to expand the vision that you have for yourself. So if you have specific goals, you have to be able to envision yourself accomplishing those goals in order to get there. All the great athletes specifically at the top of my sports have done it and they talk about it very openly. Whether it's after winning a championship or after winning a big game, they always talk about things like we prepared all week, we knew what the team's defense's weaknesses were and we knew if we execute our plan to perfection, they couldn't beat us. What are they talking about? Not just practice, but they had a vision for what they believe to be true what was going on, and the outcome, right. Michael Jordan talks all the time about he knew where he was going to hit the shot on the court, he practiced this specific shot at the end of the game, it just so happened he got to a spot he knocked down that shot. Kobe and LeBron talked about it as well, they're talking about having a strong imagination and being able to see themselves there in advance. So young people, if you can see it in your mind's eye, you can accomplish it. That also applies to adults. But more than anything, if you don't see it, you can't be it. If you do see it, you have an opportunity to accomplish it and it is very strong from a possibility perspective, that you will do those things, you will accomplish those things in your life. I don't care how big the goal is, that is a formula for success that goes back to the beginning of time. Whether you are a young person or an adult, if you read any of these spiritual books, whatever it is, go back and read it. What are they talking about all the time? Having a vision! God gave Moses vision, God gave all the prophets of vision, a mental picture of what was going to happen, and then it happened because they took action to follow through and believe that it was possible. I don't what the story is, and what the background is, the core understanding is they had a vision and once they got that vision, they were able to accomplish it. There are infinite possibilities within you so there's a whole nation of infinite possibilities, which could be represented in a nation of people who are all unique as individuals that are possible. But if you don't have a vision, a plan, and the ability to see something happening before it happens, you basically disqualify yourself from accomplishing it and if you don't know where you're going, how are you going to get there? 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The Dan's saw a bunch of Lakers fans complaining about the Nets stacking their deck so we watched some tape on an older superteam in the Houston Rockets with Charles Barkley, Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler playing the young Minnesota Timberwolves starring young Kevin Garnett and Stephon Marbury.
In case you hadn't noticed, it's March Madness and the University of Houston Cougars are in the Final Four. For this Houston-based podcast, that's a BIG deal!! The last time the Cougars made it to the Final Four was 1984. Basketball fans will remember that as the era of Phi Slama Jama. The headliners: Coach Guy V. Lewis, Hakeem Olajuwon, and this week's encore guest, Clyde "The Glide" Drexler.Clyde and I sat down for this interview during the first season of Our Voices Matter Podcast. We talk about Coach Lewis, those early days in his career, his perspective on the tumultuous times in which we live, his current gig as Commissioner of the Big3 Basketball League -- and a whole lot more.Ready. Set. Prepare to laugh.
Being a late bloomer when it comes to sports can be demoralizing. Maybe you are you are smaller, shorter, weaker, slower or less emotionally mature compared to your peers. This may seem like a disadvantage at first glance, and this is shown out by the Relative Age Effect (the over-representation of chronologically older participants within an age category) in many adolescent sport leagues. But what if we told you this could play to your advantage. In this episode we not only highlight several all-time great athletes who were late bloomers, but we also discuss specific techniques that you can use to your advantage when being last to bloom. Athletes Featured: Anthony Davis, Kurt Warner, Steve Young, Barry Sanders, Clay Matthews, Randy Johnson, Josh Hamilton, Didier Drogba, Hakeem Olajuwon, Michael Bisping, Deontay Wilder, Tim Thomas, Draymond Green, Nikola Jokić, Serena Williams, Michael Jordan, Lebron James, Tom Brady
Dustin and I talk about the games from the last week, Blazer's odd rotations, Carmelo passing Hakeem Olajuwon on the all-time scoring list, will the Blazers make a trade at the deadline, what Blazers moments would you like to see on the Top Shot Market place and we predicted the games for this weeks slate of games.
After a memorable 2003 NBA draft that included four eventual iconic champions that would enrich the 2008 Redeem Team including LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh, three of these young stars are thrust into the spotlight at the 2004 Olympics. The experience is anything but golden and the U.S. Olympic program arrives at a crossroads. On this episode you'll hear from Dwyane Wade (Redeem Teamer, 3-time NBA champion with the Miami Heat, 13-time NBA All-Star), Carmelo Anthony (Redeem Teamer, 10-time NBA All-Star and current Portland Trail Blazer), Deron Williams (NBA champion, former Utah Jazz point guard, and Redeem Team member), Grant Wahl (Former senior writer for Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports correspondent, host of podcasts including "Fútbol with Grant Wahl" and "American Prodigy: Freddy Adu"), Craig Miller (USA Basketball's Chief Communications Officer extraordinaire, headed PR for the 1992 Dream Team and the 2008 USA Basketball Men's Senior National Team), and Sean Ford (USA Basketball's National Team Director). FROM THE EPISODE: JACK MCCALLUM: Ladies and gentlemen, Darko Miličić went 2nd to the Detroit Pistons before Carmelo Anthony, who was 3rd before Chris Bosh, who was 4th. And before Dwyane Wade who was 5th. So that is fully, as we said before, that is 1/3 of the kids who five years later would be on The Redeem team. But that draft interestingly gave us those guys. I think that's probably ranked among the greatest drafts of all time. Do you have any memories of other great drafts? J.A. ADANDE: It’s right up there. To me, I think the standard has to be the 1984 draft. If nothing else it gave us Michael Jordan, but also Hakeem Olajuwon, Charles Barkley, John Stockton's in there as well. So if you think about stocking Olympic teams, you've got Barkley, Jordan, and John Stockton. So there's a third of the 1992 Dream Team comes out of that one draft, similar to the way that the 2003 draft stocked the Redeem Team of 2008. JACK MCCALLUM: Yeah. Another great draft was your guy: Kobe Bryant in 1996. You got Kobe, you got Ray Allen, you got Steve Nash. You got — J.A. ADANDE: Allen Iverson at the top of that — JACK MCCALLUM: AI was right there, Peja Stojaković, Marcus Camby, Stephon Marbury, a bunch of guys… Derek Fisher, who watched for a hundred years J.A. ADANDE: Won five championships with Kobe. JACK MCCALLUM: …making jump shots out in LA. But 1996 was a great NBA draft. What's to me is why — I don't remember, maybe because nobody gives too much of a damn about Cleveland, but was there ever an examination of how LeBron James got to Cleveland? You remember Patrick Ewing and the New York conspiracy? Good ol’ LeBron only had about a 22% chance of going to a Cleveland, but nevertheless, there he was. I don't think there has ever been one athlete — correct me if I'm wrong — who has ever brought more of a renaissance to one city. When Michael Jordan went to Chicago, Chicago was already a pretty damn great city, Elgin Baylor, Jerry West, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Kobe later. LA was a pretty good city, too; they had other stuff going on. LeBron James to the Cleveland Cavaliers? That set things off, man. J.A. ADANDE: That was everything. There is that great YouTube video. The Cleveland Tourism Board or something like that, it was like a mock Cleveland promotional video which really pointed out all the things that were *wrong* with Cleveland. But one of the lines in there is, “Our economy is built on LeBron James.” — Learn more about the podcast at DiversionPodcasts.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
During this college basketball season, the player who has arguably been more dominant than anyone else is the nation’s leading scorer, Iowa big man Luka Garza. Today, we’re joined by The Athletic’s Brian Hamilton to look at how Garza developed his game by studying old VHS tapes in his basement — from Hakeem Olajuwon to Jack Sikma to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar — and why despite his gaudy numbers, there are still many who don’t believe in his NBA future.Read Brian Hamilton’s story about Luka Garza: https://theathletic.com/2266313/2020/12/18/luka-garza-iowa-hawkeyes-nba-kareem-abdul-jabbar-hakeem-olajuwon-kevin-mchale-jack-sikma/?source=theleadpodcast
C Webb is in the building! He’s the man who’s always been at the center of the culture – from his star-studded AAU team to the legendary Fab Five years to his 15-year run in the league. The Midwest legend begins by breaking down his insanely stacked AAU teams and explaining the wild Midwest basketball culture he thrived in while growing up. Then it’s all about Michigan and the Fab Five. The boys who defined college basketball at the time. He gets into the baggy shorts and the buzz cuts, what that ride to fame as a group of college friends was like, and how painful it was experiencing losses in back-to-back championship games. Then he chats post-college, how his mother creatively helped him get over The Timeout, and how the draft process saw him through some hard times. From there, the guys take turns imagining what a C Webb-Shaq duo would’ve done to the basketball world, and Chris gives the backstory of why Shaq pushed for Penny Hardaway. It all worked out, as C Webb linked up with part of Run TMC in Golden State and snatched Rookie of the Year. He goes on to explain his Godfather-like contract, which allowed him to be a free agent after his first season, and what sent him to the East to reunite with Juwan Howard in D.C. The guys then get into C Webb’s finding out that he’d been traded to Sacramento ... while in a grocery store, and why he was so adamant about not wanting to play there. Things changed fast, though, as teammates made him love it there and his arrival led to the Kings’ most successful stretch. C Webb then touches on the final years of his career, what it was like to play with AI in Philly, and what he’s been doing since he retired, including growing his collection of African-American artifacts and teaching a master’s class at Wake Forest. We see you, Professor! C Webb has truly done it ALL. From the game of basketball to the game of life, Chris Webber is a hands-down inspiration. Tune IN! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Showtime Podcast with Lakers Legend Michael Cooper Episode 39 Guest: Ralph Sampson Michael Cooper @ShowtimeCooper and Ari Temkin @arisports welcome Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame member Ralph Sampson. Ralph lets Ari and Coop know what it was like being so tall growing up and who some of his inspirations were. Also discussed, getting to play next to Hakeem Olajuwon and beating Coop and the Lakers in the 1986 Western Conference finals. Lastly, Ralph reflects on his NBA career and if he has any regrets. 2:30 What was it like being so tall growing up? 7:12 BOL Ad Read 8:13 Who were some of Ralph Sampson's as a young African American man playing high school basketball? 10:15 Ralph's high basketball IQ at a young age and its influence on his success in the NBA. 12:30 What was it like as an 18 year old being on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine ? 16:15 The possibility of leaving college early if the Lakers drafted him. 17:01 Red Auerbach brought a briefcase full of a million dollars to Ralph's parents to get him to leave college early and play for the Celtics. 19:55 Does Ralph think that being college player of the year and all that came after that put too much pressure on him entering the NBA? 21:20 Coop's lightning round. 22:35 What were Ralph's expectations being drafted by the Rocket's in 1983? 24:45 What was the feeling like every game going on to the court with Hakeem Olajuwon? 27:40 1986 western Conference Championship between Houston Rockets and LA Lakers. 30:55 Blue Chew Ad Read. 31:55 1986 NBA Championships Houston vs. Boston. 35:20 Any regrets in Ralph's career? 36:37 How much money would Ralph command if he was in the NBA today and what does he think about the NBA today? Listen and Subscribe to the Showtime Lakers Podcast with Michael Cooper and Ari Temkin on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and the CLNS Media Network mobile app.
Showtime Podcast with Lakers Legend Michael Cooper Episode 36 Phi Slamma Jamma Michael Cooper @ShowtimeCooper and Ari Temkin @arisports welcome NBA Hall of Famer Clyde Drexler. Coop opens up about how he viewed Clyde as an offensive player in the NBA. Plus, the wild story about how he and Hakeem ended up at University of Houston, after not being recruited by them, winning a title with Rockets, James Harden and the Dream Team. 3:00 Who were some of Clyde Drexler's role models growing up? 3:46 Coop was always afraid to play against Clyde Drexler. 5:04 How Clyde's childhood friend got University of Houston's coach Guy Lewis to look at him, and Phi Slamma Jamma. 11:27 Being a student athlete and academics being just as important as sports. 13:40 What was the Phi Slamma Jamma locker room like, and Hakeem Olajuwon coming to Houston. 16:56 BOL Ad Read 17:14 What were Clyde's expectations going to the Portland Trail Blazers? 17:59 What was it like playing with Michael Thompson? 19:35 Coop's lightning round. 24:02 What was the City of Houston like after winning their first Championship? 25:13 What was it like being a part of the Dream Team? 28:45 What does Clyde think of the NBA today. 29:45 What does Clyde think about what James Harden to the Houston Rockets? 31:13 Getting ejected from a game in 1995 against the Phoenix Suns. 32:25 Being the commissioner of the Big 3 Basketball league. 34:10 Playing against the Showtime Lakers as an 8 seed team. Listen and Subscribe to the Showtime Lakers Podcast with Michael Cooper and Ari Temkin on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and the CLNS Media Network mobile app.
RotoWire's Chris Liss and Yahoo Sports' Dalton Del Don talk pushback from last week's pod, Liss' dog proving the existence of God, Portugal COVID surge and lockdown, taking responsibility for one's health, shucking oysters, US DNA vs Europe's, Trump's pardons, Janet Yellen, Tether FUD, blocking out the corporate media, Liss' Black Hole post, Omega fatty acids, NFBC draft champions leagues, Patrick Mahomes injury, Hakeem Olajuwon, Conference Title games and DDD's TV list. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Joel Anderson, Josh Levin, and special guest Damon Young talk about the divisional round of the NFL playoffs. They also discuss the Brooklyn Nets’ trade for James Harden and Kyrie Irving’s absence. Finally, they review the HBO documentary Tiger. NFL (01:49): Drew Brees, the concussion protocol, and the Chiefs’ gutsy fourth-down call. Nets (21:51): Is Kyrie Irving just misunderstood? Tiger (41:15): What the two-part doc reveals about Tiger Woods’ life and career. Afterball (59:29): Joel on the time Hakeem Olajuwon wanted out of Houston. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Joel Anderson, Josh Levin, and special guest Damon Young talk about the divisional round of the NFL playoffs. They also discuss the Brooklyn Nets’ trade for James Harden and Kyrie Irving’s absence. Finally, they review the HBO documentary Tiger. NFL (01:49): Drew Brees, the concussion protocol, and the Chiefs’ gutsy fourth-down call. Nets (21:51): Is Kyrie Irving just misunderstood? Tiger (40:48): What the two-part doc reveals about Tiger Woods’ life and career. Afterball (58:45): Joel on the time Hakeem Olajuwon wanted out of Houston. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
With the passing of Rockets former owner Charlie Thomas, former Rockets beat writer Robert Falkoff joins Host Robert Land to share memories of Thomas. Falkoff talks about how Thomas helped built Clutch City and how he had to make 2 major trades with implications as big as the James Harden deal. Falkoff also hits on the coin flips that Thomas won which led to Hakeem Olajuwon and Ralph Sampson. Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the Google podcast app or the Stitcher app. Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.net for questions, suggestions or comments. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast
Bomani Jones is joined by former NBA great Vernon Maxwell to discuss the highlights of his career, including his time in San Antonio and why he fell in love with Houston (3:14), when Hakeem Olajuwon slapped him at halftime against the Sonics (8:51), when he fought Seattle G Gary Payton (14:50), his beef with Utah fans and the Jazz franchise (21:10), why things fell apart for him with the Rockets as well as his reactions to James Harden pushing his way out of the franchise (27:32), and what he’s up to these days (36:13).
CITYYYYYYY!!!!!! Our man, The Franchise, Steve Francis drops by Knuckleheads this week. We hear about his life and times growing up in Takoma Park, Md. The real backstory to all the high schools he attended. The school he almost went to and the one he did go to — where he became a star: Maryland. You’ll hear how Steve developed into one of the best dunkers of all time — and we’re talking NBA All Time. (Q can speak from experience on that.) You’ll hear how Cynthia Cooper gave him wisdom on leadership. What it was like playing with legends as a rookie. And then about that one time he took Yao Ming to the club. Yes. You read that right. There’s stories of his NBA shoe, tales of his handle, how he became The Franchise in Houston. And then all about his time in The City. CITYYY! We’re talking about a legend. Stories upon stories upon stories stacked in this episode. Y’all settle in. Steve Francis. In the building. #knuckleup. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Derek Harper played 16 NBA seasons, including 12 with the Dallas Mavericks. He also played on the 1994 New York Knicks team that lost in the NBA Finals to Hakeem Olajuwon and the Rockets. He and Mike Wise discuss a variety of topics from the greatness of Luka Doncic, to the leadership of Patrick Ewing and everything in between. "Harp" also tells a classic story about he and Pat Riley having a "heart to heart" in the shower after the game 7 loss in the 1994 Finals. And Harp makes a really candid admission about his role in John Starks' poor game 7 performance (2-18) in the '94 Finals.
To celebrate Larry Bird's birthday, we're re-uploading a classic episode looking at NBA MVP 2nd place finishers! Did you know Bird finished in 2nd place four-times including a run of three straight to kick off the 80s? You do now! ----Who remembers who finished in second? We do! Rich and Jason looked at the runners-up in NBA MVP voting from 1956 to 2017 and what lessons we can glean from them in the latest episode of the Over and Back Classic NBA Podcast.We look at how close multiple-time MVP awards like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, LeBron James, Magic Johnson, Bill Russell, and Wilt Chamberlain came to additional awards and if they might even deserve additional MVPs. We discuss players who you might not have expected to finish that high in MVP voting, including Paul Arizin, Dolph Schayes, Nate Thurmond, Lenny Wilkens, George Gervin, Bernard King, Dominique Wilkins, Clyde Drexler, Alonzo Mourning, Jason Kidd, and Dwight Howard.We also talk about poor, cranky Jerry West's bad luck in finishing No. 2 in MVP voting four times. We look at Shaq's two MVP runners-up a decade apart and wonder what kept him from winning more, and whether Kobe Bryant really has a case for a second MVP. We discuss great seasons by Bob Pettit, Elgin Baylor, Oscar Robertson, Willis Reed, Bob McAdoo, Dave Cowens, Bill Walton, Julius Erving, Charles Barkley, Hakeem Olajuwon, David Robinson, Karl Malone, Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan, Steve Nash, Chris Paul, Kevin Durant, James Harden, and Kawhi Leonard.We also dig into some alternate NBA MVP awards of the past, including the Sporting News NBA MVP, Basketball Digest Player of the Year, Sam Davis Memorial Award, and the NBPA Players Voice Award. (Original airdate: 3/29/18)
Author Paul Knepper takes us back to the 1990s, a time when the New York Knicks, led by Patrick Ewing, perennially made the playoffs and once came within a game of winning it all. Boasting a bruising, physical style that's long since disappeared from the league, these Knicks are remembered fondly by New Yorkers who pine for a respectable basketball team (the Nets obviously don't count for Knicks fans) again. In "The Knicks of the Nineties: Ewing, Oakley, Starks and the Brawlers That Almost Won It All," Paul adeptly tells the story of these Knicks, and lucky for us, he's here to provide the highlights of the narrative. *Due to dynamic advertising, time stamps may vary:6:17-6:53: “You get so immersed in this topic. It’s like writing a dissertation. It’s all I thought about for a couple years, and I’m just so heavily involved in [it]. So there’s these little nuggets of information or details that I pick up that I find really fascinating maybe, but I have to question: Is someone who’s not immersed in this topic like I am, are they going to find this stuff interesting, these little details? And these little details, can I make them work within the flow of the book?” 18:17-18:59: “If you give me a choice between talking to Patrick Ewing – especially Patrick Ewing, who’s very guarded – and talking to five to 10 people who knew Patrick Ewing well about Patrick Ewing, I’ll take the five to 10 people any day. I think they offer different perspectives. I think they are probably more honest than Patrick might be. I just think they see him in a different light. … So you start to paint the picture through all those different sources.” 22:23-23:21: “There seemed to be greater intensity, and I think the physicality contributed to that. Every time down the floor, every possession felt like a battle, so that’s one. I also think there was more player continuity then. Certainly among stars, but even in general, the contracts are shorter now, so teams aren’t together for quite as long. … Patrick and the Knicks played Jordan and the Bulls in the playoffs five times from the late ‘80s to the mid-‘90s, they played the Heat four years in a row in the playoffs, they played the Pacers six times from ’93 to 2000. And it was the same guys. Reggie Miller was with Indiana the whole time. Patrick was with New York the whole time. Through the whole decade, you had less player movement.” 24:56-26:06: “It’s been brutal, and [Knicks executive James] Dolan gets a lot of the blame for it, and I believe deservedly. I think he’s been a big source of the problem. But I do believe it can turn, and I think it can turn quickly. It happens. Teams that have been really bad for a really long time, you get the right people in place and you get a little bit of luck, and all of a sudden you’re a great team…I would just say that things can turn around relatively quickly even when it feels like it’s been bad forever.”30:30-31:29: “I think Patrick gets a bad rap. People say he couldn’t get them over the hump, and he couldn’t beat [Michael] Jordan, and he lost to [Hakeem] Olajuwon in the Finals. And all those things are true. But nobody could beat Jordan then, and Olajuwon is, I think, at least top 15, possibly top 10 player ever. He was magnificent. And the other thing is look at his career, look at his teammates. He never played with another Hall of Fame player. … You typically need another great player, a Robin to your Batman to win it all, and Patrick never had that.”
The end.The 1993-94 season culminated in a matchup between the Houston Rockets and New York Knicks in the NBA Finals, a series widely celebrated as a meeting of two of the game's great centers, Hakeem Olajuwon and Patrick Ewing. The players had previously met before as collegiate athletes, as Ewing's Georgetown University bested Olajuwon's University of Houston 84-75 in the 1984 NCAA Championship game. The Knicks-Rockets series would ultimately be defined by it's rugged, low-scoring defensive style and unsung performances from key role-players.Swish FM is Chris Wendelken and Ben Craw.Web: SwishFM.comEmail: email@example.comTwitter: @SwishFMRadioInstagram: @SwishFMRadioApple: apple.co/2NXjMP8Stitcher: stitcher.com/s?fid=342861Spotify: spoti.fi/2T7ZmjYGoogle: bit.ly/32KIiWsiHeart: ihr.fm/312LC1l MUSIC: Artist: LetheretteAlbum: Brown Lounge, Vol. 1Title: Montego FuzzLabel: WulfiTunes: apple.co/2kyOBLOSpotify: spoti.fi/2kqAhoT
Seven. Read that again. Seven-time NBA Champion Robert Horry drops in for this week’s episode of Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles. He comes in to set the record straight on Sexy Rexy and what really happened in Phoenix with the towel and Danny Ainge. But Big Shot Bob is a walking legend. A lot bigger than that moment. Truth. And so he leads us down the incredible pathway that led him to win NBA championships with three historic teams. We go from his days in Alabama to being drafted by the Rockets. He gives us insider knowledge on Dream. The reason why his Rockets would have beaten the Bulls. The series of trades that ultimately landed him in Los Angeles. What it was like playing with Peak Shaq and a young Kobe. Those shots he hit. What he thinks of his nickname. And man, we’re not even finished. Because Big Shot then travels to San Antonio to play with Duncan, Parker and Ginobili. Few played with so many legends and even fewer put up stat lines like Horry. His view of the game--and the game within the game--is original, distinct and nuanced. There’s a reason why this kid became the player you better get the rock to at the end of the game. Big Shot Bob. The OG with more rings than Thanos. Y’all better tune in for this one.
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by two-time NBA champion and sports commentator Kenny "The Jet" Smith to discuss what makes 'Inside the NBA' so authentic, stories from the 1994 and 1995 Finals runs, Hakeem Olajuwon, ESPN's 'The Last Dance,' and more (3:10). Next, Bill talks with actor, producer, and writer Will Ferrell about quarantine family time; youth soccer; HBO's 'Succession'; LAFC; his new Netflix film, 'Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga'; and more (48:05)!