Posted by Sekou Smith
HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — Five days into life after “The Decision” we’re still talking about Lebron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh joining forces in Miami.
We can’t help it. The whole affair adds a new layer or two by the minute. So you know we had to dive in on all that and more on Episode 17 of the Hang Time Podcast, featuring special guest co-host Lang Whitaker, the executive editor of SLAM Magazine and NBA.com’s super producer Micah Hart (who showed up from vacation to vent about the formation of the Heat’s super team).
We’re holding a contest here at the hideout for an official nickname for Miami’s new trio, so do share your suggestions (below).
We did talk about more than that, though. NBA.com’s rookie guru Drew Packham is in Las Vegas for summer league, so he joined us to talk about John Wall’s debut and some of the other sights and sounds gleaned from Vegas.
Here’s a quick breakdown:
0:00– Intro, LeBron’s move to Miami, Dan Gilbert’s reaction to LeBron,
risks vs. rewards in Miami and what does it take to win a title?
26:25– Special guest NBA.com’s Drew Packham talks about Summer League
and Free Agency. John Wall’s performance, Summer League breakdown,
reaction to LeBron’s decision and predictions for the Heat.
40:35– What to look for in Summer League ball, banter about the Atlanta Hawks
and Josh Childress‘ overseas play.
47:55– Udonis Haslem back to Miami, Derek Fisher stays with Lakers, Boozer with
the Bulls and are the Lakers still the favorite?