Posted by Sekou Smith
HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS – After years of searching for a solution, the Hang Time Podcast crew has come up with a cure for inevitable blues that come with the (near) end of the NBA summer.
We decided to laugh our way through Episode 20 of the HTP, using our favorite subject (basketball) as a conduit to conversations about all sorts of things, including the movies you simply cannot ignore during your late night channel surfing.
If you’re tired of all the negative stories and bad news that’s grabbing headlines everywhere, Episode 20 is your escape. Sure, we tackle all the relevant topics, but we’re doing it with a serious infusion of laughter (thanks in large part to special guest co-host Lang Whitaker‘s vacation flight dilemma that kicks off the comedy).
NBA.com’s very own John Schuhmann took a few minutes out of his vacation to chime in on USA Basketball and the upcoming world championships in Turkey and the role Kevin Durant will play this summer and beyond. Schuh’s movie picks had a sports bent that was largely absent before we tracked him down (depending on if you think Chariots of Fire is a “sports movie” or not).
Ben Golliver of the blazersedge.com also made his debut on Episode 20, helping us clear up some issues about the Portland Trail Blazers, our man crush on new general manager Rich Cho, the importance of and the role Greg Oden will play this season, what’s going on with Rudy Fernandez and more. Ben also offered up arguably the best movie pick of the entire show.
Here’s a quick breakdown:
-Memories of Lorenzen Wright
-NBA game predictions for Christmas Day
-Favorite late-night movies
-Lang’s flight dilemma
21:10-35:05- NBA.com’s John Schuhmann dives into Kevin Durant’s role for the National team
-Derrick Rose as standout guard
-Who is the favorite to win gold?
-Lack of bigs on the roster
-Coach K’s future with the National team.
40:23-53:22- Ben Golliver of blazersedge.com talks about GM Rich Cho
-What do the Blazers need to do to get past the first round?
-Expectations for the season
-How will Greg Oden do?
-Who to look out for this season