In hour two of Prime Time Action hosts Gill Alexander, Matt Brown, and Kelley Bydlon examine the NBA MVP and Rookie of the Year odds and break down which players have value to them on the board. Later in the show, the hosts debate who will lead the NFL in passing yards this season with 5 weeks in the books. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
On this episode, Lamb and Impy recap the week 5 NFL slate. Dallas' dominant performance vs. the Giants, how good can Dallas be this year, why the NFL MVP award has become like the NBA MVP award, where is Justin Herbert on the MVP ranks after his monster game vs. the Browns, Impy's Browns & Baker Mayfield analogy, should the Bengals be proud of themselves after a loss against GB, Bills beatdown of the Chiefs and should we be concerned about Mahomes and Kansas City Shoutout To The Members Of The Patreon Christopher Villescaz Dereck Pleites Devin Rendon Mike Wozniak Ryan Pistner Stephen Briggs Jordan Riley Podcasts https://apple.co/2R494Ff PATREON https://bit.ly/2F2Rdvg TWITCH https://bit.ly/31TN7P3 SPOTIFY https://spoti.fi/3bn9QGx VM YOUTUBE https://bit.ly/336DWdB TWITTER http://www.twitter.com/VeteransMinimum INSTAGRAM http://www.instagram.com/VeteransMinimum FACEBOOK Facebook.com/veteransminimum LINKEDIN https://www.linkedin.com/company/52152267 LAMB'S TWITTER https://bit.ly/3l0mQoJ LAMB'S IG https://bit.ly/33ddtMt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Warren and Jabari headline an awesome panel to discuss and predicts End-of-Year winners for the 2021-22 NBA Awards. Can't miss convo with your favorite crew's selections of who is hoisting hardware by the season's end. Download and Discuss with Us!
Russ flies solo on this episode as he assesses want went wrong in Pittsburgh to leave them 1-3, then he gives his best bets for Week 5. Lane two opens with a discussion surrounding Kyrie Irving's absence and Russ closes in lane three with his NBA MVP Pick. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/russell-heltman/support
Eric Sanchez (The Sanchez Show) and Max Van Auken (The MVP Podcast) join in for this installment of Combo's Court. They discuss the current state of boxing. Eric shares who he thinks is the best boxer in the world. Max compares the Logan brothers as fighters. They also chime in on the trend of athletes crossing over to other sports. Combo explains why he thinks 1v1 should be an Olympic sport. They also make 2022 NBA MVP and ROY predictions. And More! Find Eric on Instagram @LegendInTwoGames Find Max on Instagram @Max_Van_Auken Find Combo on Instagram @OneTwoCombo
“Family” David, Jamie and Torie break down Bob Woodward's new book, and Jamie gives a tutorial on what really happened with General Milley. Award winning (many times over) sports journalist Mirin Fader zooms in to talk about her best seller about Giannis Antetokounmpo, the face of the new NBA and hope for people all over the world. From selling trinkets on the street in Greece as a Nigerian immigrant to NBA Rockstar, Giannis' story is truly improbable – and captured with a wealth of details and empathy by Fader.
Pop legend Madonna was accused of photoshopping her face on to someone else's body for an Instagram selfie. Have we taken it too far with the filters and expectations with beauty? The new odds for the NBA MVP next season. Who do you think is the favorite to be the regular season MVP in 2021-2022? Former ESPN reporter Royce Young has a new job in the OKC Thunder front office. But the question that rose from this story was... Can culture influence a title in a sports franchise? Or is it just putting out the right talent? And to close off the segment, it's the newest addition to Mason & Ireland, JUMP BALL!
An EXTRA SPECIAL NBA STRAYA this week, as we are joined by Adam from FWCI Etc & World Wrestling Straya to talk about the utterly INSANE Karl Malone - Dennis Rodman NWO WCW wrestling match allll the way back in 1998. It's an awesome, weird trip down memory lane... talking about a 2x NBA MVP and a 2x NBA DPOY ... WRESTLING. IN A TAG TEAM MATCH! WITH HULK HOGAN! AND DIAMOND DALLAS PAGE! So weird. So awesome. It's a very fun chat with Adam talking all things 90s basketball and wrestling... with PLENTY covered in between. Get RIGHT around it & hope you dig it! Smash World Wrestling Straya with Adam right HERE
In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) are joined by special guest Mirin Fader (@mirinfader) of The Ringer to discuss her new book, "Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP."What was Mirin's inspiration to write a book about Giannis? How did the COVID-19 pandemic affect her reporting process? What surprised her the most while writing the book? How did she balance the on-court and off-court details about his life? Did she expect to break the internet with her chapter on Jason Kidd?Check out the episode to hear Morten, Bryan and Mirin discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPodOdds via FanDuel Sportsbook: https://sportsbook.fanduel.com/sports/navigation/830.1/10107.3
MAIL TIME. In the first of a two-part listener-driven shindig, Hardwood Knocks comes up with the best fits and trades for Kyle Anderson and Dillon Brooks; Brandon Clarke's NBA ceiling; expectations for the Minnesota Timberwolves; potential lineups for the Charlotte Hornets; the path to Nikola Jokic winning a second NBA MVP; the Denver Nuggets' place in the Western Conference without Jamal Murray; a what-if Klay Thompson scenario; and much more! TIMESTAMPS ⬇️
The four hosts of the Gyro Step Podcast Network (GSPN) had the great honor of sitting down with Mirin Fader, author of the best-selling biography Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP, to pepper her with all sorts of questions about the book, the writing process, and more. Specific areas covered include the depth of detail on the early life of Giannis Antetokounmpo, how close the Atlanta Hawks were to taking Giannis in the draft and the continues Bucks/Hawks (Bawks) ties, the unique environment the Bucks put around a very young Giannis, and more. BUY MIRIN'S BOOK RIGHT NOW!!! The Gyro Step Podcast Network is on YouTube for live video content and other projects including this very podcast episode and many more to come, subscribe today! GSPN is proud to call Blue Wire's network of podcasts home. You can (and should) follow Rohan, Ti, Adam, Jordan, and the Gyro Step and the Win In 6 podcast on Twitter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
This week, after a pair of Gold Stars and Detentions, it's time for a special edition of “Writer's Workshop.” Mr. Parker Ainsworth is joined by New York Times Best Seller Mirin Fader, author of Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP. Ms. Mirin Fader and Mr. Parker Ainsworth talk all about the biography, break down key themes and motifs, and expand on what Giannis Antetokounmpo's story means in sport and beyond. Our guest, Mirin, can be found online at MirinFader.com, on twitter @mirinfader, and via her profile with The Ringer. You can order Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP here https://amzn.to/3kDRN3v, or at your local bookstore. Be sure to like, rate, review, and subscribe to the podcast. But always remember, whatever you do- #DontFlunkWithUs!
In Today's Episode of The Sneaky Sports Podcast We Debate If The NFL Should Let Deshaun Watson Play The 2021 NFL Season, Give our NFC South Team Previews For This Upcoming Season, React to NBA2K Player Ratings & Lastly Give Our Early Picks For The 2022 NBA MVP. --- --- --- Hosts: Ben Casalinho, Frank Casalinho, Nick Graffeo --- --- --- Follow Us Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sneakysport... TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@sneakysportsp... Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/sneakysportspod/ --- --- --- Watch The Sneaky Sports Podcast On YouTube (Subscribe!): youtube.com/sneakysportspodcast --- --- --- Make Sure to Rate or Review The Podcast Whether Your on Apple Podcasts or Spotify! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sneakysportspodcast/support
Ric discusses Dallas Mavericks' star Luka Doncic once again being the preseason favorite to win MVP -- and breaks down why there are a host of players who make more sense.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/bucher-and-friends. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Brendon Kleen (@BrendonKleen14) checks in on Jalen Smith now that Summer League is finished and explains the checkpoints that Stix cleared in Las Vegas. Then, a closer look at Devin Booker's MVP odds and whether Book will ever win an NBA MVP. To close, one thing about the Suns' roster that has gone under the radar this offseason. Watch the show on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3AtuiAX 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. Theragun Try Theragun for THIRTY-DAYS starting at only one hundred ninety-nine dollars. Go to Therabody.com/LockedOn RIGHT NOW and get your Gen 4 Theragun TODAY. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mirin Fader, author of "Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP" and staff writer for The Ringer, joined the Ramie Show to discuss her book & more! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ramie Show 5PM: Ramie has been going at it for 2 hours, now it is time to reset the show's topics as we ask YOU to Pick a Lane with Great Lakes Dragaway! Plus, Mirin Fader, author of "Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP" and staff writer for The Ringer, joined the Ramie Show to discuss her book & more! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Kevin O'Connor has landed in Las Vegas for summer league, so he and Chris dive into all of their observations, starting with how last year's rookie class is faring and whether we underrated them because of the challenges created by COVID-19 (1:00). Then they talk about Cam Thomas's incredible scoring bonanza and his fit on the Nets (13:20), the contributions of a few undrafted players, like Isaiah Miller and Omer Yurtseven (21:18), Kevin finally seeing Alperen Sengun play in person (28:45), and which players people in Las Vegas are buzzing about (33:00). Finally, The Ringer's Mirin Fader joins to talk about her new book, 'Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP' (37:05). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Guest: Mirin Fader Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Episode 155 of the Sports Media Podcast features two guests. First up is ESPN staff writer David Purdum, the company's premier gambling reporter. He is followed by Mirin Fader, a staff writer for The Ringer and the author of GIANNIS: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP. In this podcast, Purdum discusses the opportunities for sports media staffers working in the sports gaming space; former ESPN-ers and others working in the space; the expectations on the handles on college football and pro football this season; the impact of Oklahoma and Texas moving to the SEC; preseason NFL betting; why sports betting is a long-term investment and a grind; why you should only risk 2-5% of your bankroll per wager; sign-up bonuses advantage; the ethics of using your reporting for betting; why futures are not a smart bet and a big house advantage; international soccer betting, and more. Fader discusses why she wanted to write a book on Giannis; how the book came to be; the process of interviewing more than 220 people for the book; her experience reporting in Greece; what it was like to watch the playoffs; the publicity for the book; how much time she got with Giannis; what we don't know about the racism Giannis and his family faced; her reporting on Jason Kidd as a Bucks coach; how ones promotes a book during COVID; and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nick Kostos & Ken Barkley project ahead to see if there's valuable bets to be made in the recently released NBA Rookie of the Year & MVP markets for the 2021-22 season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Trysta breaks down the newest revelations about Jason Kidd from Mirin Fader's new book "Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Xavier Ellis, footy reporter Ryan Daniels and The West's Sport Editor Nick Rynne put two minutes on the clock for every team. Daniels is in quarantine in Sydney but managed to share the latest from Tokyo after two weeks interviewing Aussie gold medallists to former NBA MVP's. 2 MINUTES FOR EVERY AFL CLUB Follow the show on Instagram and Twitter @hardballgetsafl and hit up the hosts on Twitter @XaviEllis18, @NickRynne & @FootyRhino. 1.00 - Catch-up on Tokyo highlights 21.00 - Footy chat into Adelaide Submit your questions to the HARD BALL GETS Insta. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Milwaukee Bucks are NBA Champions for the first time in 50 years. A huge part of their success is because of forward Giannis Antetokounmpo — a two-time NBA MVP and NBA Defensive Player of the Year. He was named this year’s NBA Finals MVP after his dominating performance brought the title back to Milwaukee. WPR’s Brad Kolberg recently talked with Mirin Fader, a staff writer at The Ringer and author of the new book, “GIANNIS: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP, which was released August 10, 2021. It’s about Antetokounmpo’s Greek upbringing and his journey to basketball stardom.
This week, Liberty and Vanessa discuss Mrs. March, Gone for Good, This Will All Be Over Soon, and more great books. Pick up an All the Books! shirt, sticker, and more right here. Follow All the Books! using RSS, Apple Podcasts, or Spotify and never miss a beat book. Sign up for the weekly New Books! newsletter for even more new book news. This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. BOOKS DISCUSSED ON THE SHOW: Gone for Good by Joanna Schaffhausen Miss Lattimore's Letter by Suzanne Allain This Will All Be Over Soon: A Memoir by Cecily Strong The Manningtree Witches by A. K. Blakemore Spirits Abroad: and Other Stories by Zen Cho Mrs. March by Virginia Feito The King of Infinite Space by Lyndsay Faye The Dating Dare by Jayci Lee WHAT WE'RE READING: Everyone Knows Your Mother is a Witch by Rivka Galchen The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb MORE BOOKS OUT THIS WEEK: The Devil Makes Three by Tori Bovalino Hope Springs by Jaime Berry Wait For It by Jenn McKinlay Bitter Magic by Nancy Kilgore Mine by Delilah Dawson Dark Waters by Katherine Arden Meadowlark: A Coming-of-Age Crime Story by Ethan Hawke and Greg Ruth Ghost Girl by Ally Malinenko Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman The Big Hurt: A Memoir by Erika Schickel Ramadan Ramsey by Louis Edwards Cry Back My Sea: 48 Poems in 6 Waves by Sarah Arvio From the Caves by Thea Prieto The Bitter Taste of Murder (A Tuscan Mystery) by Camilla Trinchieri Such a Good Wife by Seraphina Nova Glass Between Tides by Angel Khoury You Are Beautiful and You Are Alone: The Biography of Nico by Jennifer Otter Bickerdike Peyakow: Reclaiming Cree Dignity by Darrel McLeod The Maleficent Seven by Cameron Johnston At Summer's End by Courtney Ellis If You Lived Here You'd Be Famous by Now: True Stories from Calabasas by Via Bleidner The Most Fun Thing: Dispatches from a Skateboard Life by Kyle Beachy This Town Is a Nightmare by M. K. Krys Half Dead by Brandon Graham Across the River: Life, Death, and Football in an American City by Kent Babb Gone By Morning by Michele Weinstat Miller The Human Zoo by Sabina Murray The Night We Burned by S. F. Kosa The Perfect Family by Robyn Harding Superdoom: Selected Poems by Melissa Broder The Eternal Audience of One by Rémy Ngamije In the Wild Light by Jeff Zentner Rise Up from the Embers by Sara Raasch and Kristen Simmons The Sisters of Reckoning by Charlotte Nicole Davis Belly of the Beast: The Politics of Anti-Fatness as Anti-Blackness by Da'Shaun L. Harrison Dog Island by Philippe Claudel and Euan Cameron (Translator) Graveyard Fields by Steven Tingle Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP by Mirin Fader Under the Milky Way by Vanessa Barneveld No Touching by Ketty Rouf and Tina Kover (Translator) How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love with the Universe by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland The Light of Luna Park by Addison Armstrong The Renegade Reporters by Elissa Weissman Edge Case by YZ Chin The Other Me by Sarah Zachrich Jeng The Shimmering State by Meredith Westgate Cheer Up: Love and Pompoms by Crystal Frasier, Val Wise (illustrator) Mark of the Wicked by Georgia Bowers The Almost Legendary Morris Sisters: A True Story of Family Fiction by Julie Klam The Ophelia Girls by Jane Healey The Arbornaut: A Life Discovering the Eighth Continent in the Trees Above Us by Meg Lowman Last Summer in the City by Gianfranco Calligarich, Howard Curtis (translator) Rainbow in the Dark by Sean McGinty Everything I Have Is Yours: A Marriage by Eleanor Henderson American Estrangement: Stories by Saïd Sayrafiezadeh The Sister-in-Law by Pamela Crane The Rebellious Tide by Eddy Boudel Tan She Wouldn't Change a Thing by Sarah Adlakha See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Tim Murray and Shaun King have more football talk in hour 2 of The Night Cap. Eric Eager joins to talk about his favorite play involving the Washington Football Team. Dieter Kurtenbach calls in to talk about the NFC West. Plus, Tim and Shaun discuss Luka Doncic's new contract and NBA MVP and the Heisman. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Today we are joined by Mirin Fader author of, Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP. Mirin gives us an in depth look at where Giannis comes from, the strong bond between him and his brothers, and details never before heard about The Finals MVP. Fader also gives us her experience turning her feature story into her first book. Don't worry, we will also cover the winners and losers of free agency. Russ joins the Lakers, JV gets traded for Steven Adams, plus much more. Stick around for our thoughts on free agency moves! As always, submit your questions to email@example.com and give your hot takes on twitter by using #burnertake Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mirin Fader, author of "Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP" and staff writer for The Ringer, joins the show to talk about Giannis and how special he is as a player and as a person. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
You may have heard that The Ringer's Mirin Fader (@MirinFader) has a book coming out on August 10: Giannis Antetokounmpo: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP. Well, she joined Hardwood Knocks to talk anything and everything about the book, from the writing process during a pandemic to what she sees driving Giannis forward in the wake of the Milwaukee Bucks' NBA title. Along the way, she reveals the ultimate sports-related reading list, her thoughts on Simone Biles, and so much more that's sure to capture your attention and interest. Purchase Giannis Antetokounmpo: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP here. TIMESTAMPS ⬇️
Author Mirin Fader joins us to discuss Giannis Antetokounmpo's extraordinary rise from poverty in Athens to super-stardom in America with the Milwaukee Bucks—becoming one of the most transcendent players in history and a NBA champion. Her new book is entitled 'Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP'.
Greg Smith is joined by Mirin Fader author of Giannis: The Improable Rise of an NBA MVP to give you the breakdown on the book. The two discuss a range of topics from the book including what people get wrong when describing Giannis' story and much more in the latest episode of the Straight Up Breakdown podcast. Please follow, rate and review our podcast! Follow me on twitter @gregsmithhv Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.
Who could be better to talk about what this NBA championship means for Giannis Antetokounmpo than the person who literally wrote the book on him? That's right, Mirin Fader, author of Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP and all-around incredible person and writer, joined Rohan Katti and Ti Windisch on the Gyro Step podcast to discuss what it felt like to watch Giannis reach the mountaintop, which other Buck would make for a good book subject, some of the excerpts of the book that have already blown up, and what it was like to write the Giannis book during a pandemic on a tight timetable. PRE-ORDER MIRIN'S BOOK NOW GO GO GO The Gyro Step Podcast Network is on YouTube for occasional live video content and other projects, subscribe today! GSPN is proud to call Blue Wire's network of podcasts home. You can follow Rohan and Ti and the Gyro Step itself on Twitter, and send either of them a screenshot of you listening or rating and reviewing the pod to get in the Gyro Group discord! You also can (and should!) follow Adam, Jordan, and the Win In 6 podcast on Twitter as well! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Episode Show notes: Although Nigeria's salary system has been decapitated (12:49), spending too much time at the ATM is inconvenient (22:16). Meanwhile, Big Brother Naija has begun (36:37), with one ex-BBN housemate purchasing a Range Rover during this difficult period (47:40). Nigeria will break, according to Wole Soyinka (1:02:04). Bishop Oyedepo dismisses his pastors for failing to satisfy financial obligations (1:16:10), and Nigerians have won the NBA MVP award in both the male and female categories (1:33:39).For fan mail: email@example.comFor ads: firstname.lastname@example.org Essential on Twitter234 Essential on Instagram
John Skipper joins the show to talk about how Texas and Oklahoma's move to the Southeastern Conference affects the money in the NCAA. A fencing story that Amin wanted to get into finally gets discussed without him. And Marin Fader joins us to talk about her book, "Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Guest host Ben Lyons begins the hour recounting some of the most unusual stories from his time as an entertainment reporter covering red carpet premieres and press junkets including classic moments with 007 Daniel Craig and Kanye West. Ben, Brockman and TJ do deep dive into Giannis Antetokounmpo's feel-good story and why the Greek Freak defied all odds to become a 2-time NBA MVP and reigning champion. Ben and the guys wrap up the hour swapping stories about the most famous persons they've ever been on a flight with. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Seerat and Rob are joined by Mirin Fader to discuss her new book, 'Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP.' They talk about Giannis's personality (4:39), the impact of being a European player (13:46), and his upbringing and early career struggles (18:21). Then they get into the way Giannis mentors his younger brothers (40:40) and favorite Giannis quotes from this postseason (51:13). Hosts: Seerat Sohi and Rob Mahoney Guest: Mirin Fader Producer: Carlos Chiriboga Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Amin & Tom are joined by Ringer staff writer Mirin Fader, author of the incredibly well timed upcoming book Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP (amzn.to/3kDRN3v). They discuss some of her incredible anecdotes, her process in choosing to write this book, and how exciting it is to see him win a championship. Then lifelong Bucks fan Danny Mehigan joins the show to give his boots on the ground account from the Deer District, how he turned a profit during the game without gambling, and Danny's dad even weighs in on the first Bucks Championship in 50 years.
Logan and Raja talk all about Game 6 of the 2021 NBA Finals, which the Bucks took to win the whole darn thing (0:42), as well as what this loss means for Chris Paul (17:49). Then Mirin Fader joins the show to talk about her new book, 'Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP,' coming out August 10 (27:07). Then Logan and Raja make some way-too-early predictions about the 2021-22 NBA season (48:06) and Jomi joins to do his final pack watch of this season of basketball (51:04) Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guests: Mirin Fader and Jomi Adeniran Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
RJ Bell and Jonas Knox go over all the biggest moments in game 6 of The NBA Finals, even Giannis' shockingly magnificent free-throw performance. Plus, some Vegas odds on next year's NBA MVP! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
David Shoemaker is joined by Ringer writer Mirin Fader to discuss her new book, 'Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP.' They talk about the process of converting her original feature story into a book, how Giannis's free agency affected the timeline, and what it's like publishing a book in real time as Giannis is currently in the NBA Finals. Host: David Shoemaker Guest: Mirin Fader Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
On today's episode, Jason kicks things off with a quick thought on the cancellation of Friday's USA Basketball exhibition game against Australia stemming from Bradley Beal's positive COVID test. With the Delta variant running rampant around the world, are we sure at this point that the Olympic Games will go off without a hitch? And assuming they do, who should Team USA call up to replace Beal on the roster? Anthony Davis? Zion Williamson? This whole thing is definitely something to keep an eye on. Later, Jason does a quick preview of Game 5 of the NBA Finals. With the series shifting back to Phoenix we can assume the Suns' role players will play well. Will Bucks' role players be able to match the intensity? Finally, The Ringer staff writer and author Mirin Fader swings by to discuss the impending release of her new book 'GIANNIS: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP' and how the timing worked out so well, how the COVID restrictions actually forced her to become a better journalist, why Giannis is the American dream personified, how Giannis' path to the NBA is so much different than other international prospects like Luka Doncic, why loyalty played such a big role in his decision to stay in Milwaukee, the possibility of Giannis becoming the Face of the League, and much more! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
It's a bit of a change of pace for today's show. We bring on one of the great writers working in sports today, The Ringer's Mirin Fader, whose biography of Giannis Antetokounmpo, "Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP" comes out August 10th. (Preorder wherever you get your books!) Having had a chance to preview the book, it's a fantastic look at a wholly unique player and the conditions and circumstances that made him what he is today. In a wide-ranging interview, we talk with Fader about the incredibly difficult process of writing a book about a guy who grew up in Greece during a pandemic, when travel is impossible and communication more complicated. What don't people understand about the way Giannis grew up, and the obstacles he encountered? How is his experience different than athletes who grow up poor, even desperately so, in the United States? What turned him into an MVP, someone who plays with incredible joy but equally incredible drive? What was the influence of his family? Of veteran players both on his team, and around the league (including Kobe Bryant)? Also, what does Mirin keep on her bookshelf? HOSTS: Andy and Brian Kamenetzky SEGMENT 1: How to write a well-reported biography during a pandemic. What makes Giannis such a complex and intriguing biography subject? SEGMENT 2: It's easy to get caught up in the sheer wonderfulness and innocence of Giannis, and the way he came into the league. But he, and other Black immigrants in Greece, faced real and often violent discrimination. Giannis only received Greek citizenship after the family started looking to other countries in an effort to get a passport, and only after it was clear Giannis could become a star. What is different about growing up poor there vs. the experience so many athletes have in the US? SEGMENT 3: What is the role of family in Giannis' development? Of veteran leaders on his own team, like Caron Butler, or around the league, like Kobe Bryant? Fader tells the story of a meeting engineered between Giannis and Bryant and the impact it had. Plus, what getting the Bucks to the Finals means for a city like Milwaukee. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices