As LeBron James danced on the floor of the American Airlines Arena in Miami this past Thursday, there was a sense of disbelief that the Heat had actually won the 2012 NBA Finals. The hatred of LeBron James allowed for a misperception of the Oklahoma City Thunder as the heroes that would stop the reigning MVP cold in his tracks.
Tommy Dee, founder of TheKnicksBlog.com, joined Mack Rosenberg and Matt Sinise on One on One to talk about Jeremy Lin and Steve Novak's arbitration win's impact on the team, how the Knicks and Nets will go about the draft with their late 2nd round picks, and which draftees he expects to be a sleeper pick.
Howard Beck, New York Times Knicks and NBA beat writer, joined Mack Rosenberg and Mike Valdetara on One on One to discuss the game 7 between the Heat and Celtics tonight, each team's chances vs the Thunder, and more.
Mack Rosenberg and Eric Mollo were joined by Mike Breen, WFUV alum and play-by-play man for MSG Network and NBA on ESPN, to talk Celtics-Heat and Thunder-Spurs.
Alex Smith and Amit Badlani were joined by ESPNNewYork.com's Knicks beat reporter Ian Begley. They discussed the interim tag being taken off of Mike Woodson, the players association's big arbitration case next month, and what the Knickerbockers need to do over the off-season to improve.
Ricky and John were joined by Howard Beck, Knicks and NBA Beat Writer for the New York Times, to talk about the end of the 1st round and beginning of the 2nd round of the NBA Playoffs.
With so many basketball films out there, does the world really need another one? Yes, it does. Benji looks back at 1984’s number one high school baller in the United States: Ben Wilson. The Chicago teenager represents hope and potential for a city that struggles with violence and drugs. Directors Coodie and Chike, who have put together music videos for the likes of Kanye West and Christina Aguilera, intertwine the Midwest metropolis with the life of the young Wilson.
Magic Johnson was extremely talented in his profession. He was also boisterous and outgoing both on and off the court. Luckily, Kevin Daniels, the Broadway star playing Magic in the new play, has both of these qualities. I got the chance to talk to Kevin about his extraordinary experience playing one of the most revered basketball players of all-time. How did he prepare for this daunting role? What was it like to play someone that so many people grew up watching?
Magic/Bird, the new Broadway play opening April 11th at the Longacre Theater, chronicles the side-by-side journey of two of basketball’s biggest pioneers, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird. The team that created Lombardi, Producers Tony Ponturo and Fran Kirmser, Director Thomas Kail, and Writer Eric Simonson, all reunite to form another sports themed play about players who transcended their sport. In this case, they move from the gridiron to the hardwood and the transition is seamless.