Hang Time Podcast (Episode 28)

HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — How deep is your understanding of NBA basketball, the world around it and how it all connects together?

That’s a question we had to ask ourselves here at the hideout before embarking upon Episode 28 of the Hang Time Podcast.


Any time you line up guests like Kevin Pelton of Basketball Prospectus and bestselling author and columnist Chuck Klosterman you have to make sure your understanding of all things, especially the game we all love, is as tight as ever.

Pelton and the folks at BP have been at the cutting edge of the NBA’s statistical revolution. Their latest offering, Pro Basketball Prospectus 2010-11, is available now.

Klosterman, a pop culture specialist in addition to being one of the sharpest sports minds around, helped us rearrange our focus on several topics, including college football, the Miami Heat, reality television and our TV viewing habits in general, among other things. (Follow Chuck on Twitter @CKlosterman). Chuck joins us at 32:20.

As always, we welcome your feedback. You can follow the entire crew, including the Hang Time Podcast Lang Whitaker of SLAM Magazine, our super producer Micah Hart of NBA.com’s new All Ball Blog and your host Sekou Smith on Twitter.

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  1. Michael says:

    First time listener, I’ve got my laptop speakers as high as they go and still can’t hear this very well. Wish I could hear.

  2. Ti Brown says:

    After listening to this, I feel like Lebron James’s “Decision” was ingenious in a “Norma Rae” way considering the possibility of an NBA lockout: http://bit.ly/biUGwr

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