HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS – As best you can remember, Michael Jordan had no equal during height of his NBA powers.
And that includes those who played during his era, in addition to those that came before and have come after him.
But what if your theory wasn’t necessarily supported by the facts, by research and by the historical context we all need to form the most basic of rants seen in the comments section here at the hideout?
And speaking of historical context, we dialed up the best in the basketball business for Episode 27 of the Hang Time Podcast in Bethlehem Shoals (Govt. name – Nathaniel Friedman) of FreeDarko to help us decipher suburban legend (hey, not everyone is from the city) from facts while also searching for some perspective on the past, present and immediate future of the game we all love.
Shoals and the crew at FreeDarko have already done the extensive research required for a lively debate. You can pre-order your copy of their latest book, FreeDarko Presents: The Undisputed Guide to Pro Basketball History, which is set for an Oct. 26 release.
In our boldest and most ambitious effort to date, the HTP crew decided that one isn’t always good enough. So we commissioned a two-part show this week with a historical theme for all you basketball purists around the globe. Don’t miss our conversation with former Lakers and Kings star Vlade Divac, who is adding film star to his lengthy list of accomplishments on and off the court with his star turn in the gripping film “Once Brothers.”
The NBA Entertainment produced film, which is a part of ESPN Films’ 30 for 30 series, tells the tale of Divac’s and Drazen Petrovic‘s friendship as stalwarts on the Yugoslavian national team, their rise to NBA stardom and the bitter end to their friendship at the start of a civil war that tore apart the fabric of their relationship and homeland.
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“Once Brothers” airs tonight on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET
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