Hang Time Podcast (Episode 24)

HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — You won’t find Hawks forward Marvin Williams on Facebook or Twitter.

Unlike so many of us, he has yet to convert. In fact, the Hawks forward vows to never join the social network party.

But it’s not hard to find him in the offseason. He’s either in class or on the basketball court most days, working to finish his degree at North Carolina and working on helping the Hawks improve for the sixth straight year.

You can also find Williams on Episode 24 of the Hang Time Podcast today, talking about the Hawks, his social network phobia, the beefed up Southeast Division title hunt, his miserly ways and his Strike The R-Word bowling event with the Special Olympics Georgia, among so many other things.


SLAM Magazine contributing editor Khalid Salaam also joined us. And unlike so many of the other critics, he had no problems with the groundbreaking summer engineered by Miami Heat president Pat Riley, he even suggested Riley as a candidate for mayor of his hometown of Philadelphia. Salaam is also predicting a monster season now that LeBron James and Chris Bosh have decided to take their talents to South Beach and join Dwayne Wade.

Speaking of James, don’t miss co-host Lang Whitaker’s revealing interview with James, who will grace the cover of SLAM 142 (on newsstands everywhere int he next week or so). Any interview that kicks off like this …

SLAM: You guys haven’t even played a game and already people don’t like you.

LBJ: Well, that’s our thing now. For us, we haven’t proven anything. It doesn’t matter how many players you have, or the collective group you have until you actually go out there and play the game as a team, because this is the ultimate team sport. It doesn’t matter what you have as individuals.

… has to be full of good stuff.

This our last summer installment. The next time the HTP crew gets together, Sept. 28, training camps around the league will be in full swing.

As always, we welcome your feedback. You can follow the entire crew, including the Hang Time Podcast Lang Whitaker of SLAM Magazine and Sekou Smith on Twitter.

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  2. Zzanzabar says:

    I find it interesting that so few positive acts and attitudes in the NBA ever get the press or notice that they deserve. Kudos to you for your week podcast which all ways seems to find a positive to accentuate. Each podcast I get a more insightful view of the NBA and the players that entertain us.