Podcast Of The Week: What The NBA Can Learn From Formula 1

Ben Thompson of Stratechery takes a look at “What the NBA Can Learn From Formula 1” (and what we ALL can learn from his breakdown).  Seeing as we’ve already established my fandom of Thompson and Drive to Survive - I couldn’t resist him applying systems-logic to the business strategy of these two fan-culture driven entities.  … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: What The NBA Can Learn From Formula 1

Kareem Abdul Jabar On Sticking To What You’re Good At

Kareem’s the NBA’s all-time leading scorer with 38,387 points.  Of those points, he attempted eighteen 3-point shots.  Of those eighteen attempts, one went in.  2-pointers compound nicely. He didn’t have to deviate. And on the rare occasion he did, it didn’t work out so well.  We all need to spice it up a little from … Continue reading Kareem Abdul Jabar On Sticking To What You’re Good At

She Forgot The Words To The National Anthem. He Stepped In To Help.

Natalie Gilbert froze. 20,000 fans stared. All eyes were on her. This was supposed to be her moment. She was 13-years-old and had won a singing contest to perform the national anthem at an NBA game. She had dreams of Broadway. She had made it one line in when she completely blanked on the lyrics. … Continue reading She Forgot The Words To The National Anthem. He Stepped In To Help.

Podcast Of The Week: Charles Barkley Is Conan O’Brien’s Friend

Charles Barkley's appearance on the Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend Podcast (episode #53) will make you laugh, think, and laugh some more. They get into the the work ethic required to be a professional, the role talent and luck play, and more. The most entertaining aspect of this episode is just how good Barkley is … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Charles Barkley Is Conan O’Brien’s Friend

Podcast Of The Week: C.R.E.A.M. – The NBA In China Edition

When Wu-Tang said, "Cash rules everything around me / C.R.E.A.M. Get the money / dollar dollar bill ya'll," they cemented the acronym. With Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey tweeted, "fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong," he gave us all a reason to revisit the acronym. It's still Cash, but it also could be China, … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: C.R.E.A.M. – The NBA In China Edition

Podcast of the Week: Gladwell and Simmons, Just Hanging Out

Bill Simmons had Malcolm Gladwell on the podcast to talk about Talking to Strangers (discussed more here), and a million other things - from unexpected topics like Obama's reaction to Kanye/Taylor to expected topics like basketball. Being a fly on the wall for conversations like this is still my favorite part of the podcast medium. … Continue reading Podcast of the Week: Gladwell and Simmons, Just Hanging Out