Hang Time Podcast (Episode 41)

HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS – When then Minnesota Timberwolves GM Kevin McHale put the finishing touches on the eight-player deal that brought Kevin Love to Minnesota for O.J. Mayo on draft night 2008, folks from Minneapolis to Memphis and back went (for lack of a better word) crazy.

Someone even created a “McHale Must Go” facebook page to make their point.

Well, guess what? Our main man McHale got it right after all.

Love is having an All-Star season and should be days away from being selected as a reserve for the Western Conference contingent that will represent in Los Angeles next month. Mayo’s days appear to be numbered in Memphis, where he simply does not fit into the team’s long-term plans.

McHale, now a NBA TV and TNT analyst, is the featured guest on Episode 41 of the Hang Time Podcast. The Minnesota native and former Golden Gophers All-American and Celtics legend is the linchpin in what will go down as our Great Lakes Edition, the celebration of one man’s hunch paying off and another man’s Super Bowl dream coming to an abrupt end.

The other big shot Kevin on campus here at the hideout joined us as well. Chicago’s very own Kevin Cottrell Jr., NBA TV’s researcher extraordinaire and one of the Windy City’s finest NBA exports not named (Derrick) Rose, also stopped by the studio for a little therapy after his Bears fell in the NFC Championship game (yes, we went off base and discussed Jay Cutler just a little bit).

McHale didn’t even get a chance to revel in Cottrell’s misery. Not with his Vikings standing on the sideline while their two biggest rivals fought it out to see who would represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. “For Vikings fans, watching the Bears and Packers play to go to the Super Bowl is like asking a condemned man if he’d rather be hung or shot,” McHale said. “It’s bad news either way.”

Wait until you hear the rest of what was said on Episode 41, which included a special guest appearance from our roving co-host “3D” Dennis Scott of NBA TV.

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  2. Chris says:

    A big, big shout out from Sydney, Australia. I’ve listened to every Podcast, and I personally find it to be the most entertaining aspect of NBA.com. For all the “in-depth” basketball fans who really enjoy the stats and figures behind the game, this definately beats anything else on the site when it comes to basketball analysis.

    Over here in Aus’ NFL isn’t really popular at all. There’s a big NBA following, especially over in the North where every second person wears a Bogut jersey. I found it heaps interesting though that you guys broke down the NFl a little bit because at the end of the day, sports is sports, and there’s a bigger picture to look at then just the game of basketball.

    That being said, I must give some props to Kevin Cottrell whom I really enjoyed listening to, and Kevin McHale who is my favourite post-career personality. I love his break downs of the game, the experience he brings to the table as not just a Hall of Famer, but also a GM/Coach and analyst.

    Last but not least, peace out to Sekou, Lang, and Micah for consistantly delivering with the podcasts, PEACE!

    Chris

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  6. merwase says:

    Hi Guys,

    Just wanted to say i really enjoy your Podcast. I’m from all the way down in New Zealand and i havent missed one of your podcasts. Great insight and break down of the league . 3D loved you when you were in Orlando and you still got your game tight via Podcast! If i have to make one small suggestion . Please try to refrain from talking about the NFL and more on the great game of basketball!

    Peace

    Magic Fan

    Merwase

  7. Kris Habacon says:

    Hi Guys,

    Hearing some of those global shout-outs made me wanna get in the mix. Go ahead and put a “tack” on Hiroshima, Japan.

    Sekou, Lang, Micah and the rest: Keep up the Great Great Work you`re doing!

    -Kris Habacon

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  12. lance Broussard says:

    why isnt david west in this conversation he is scoring with the highest efficiency of the two close to 20 a game best defensive season and his team’s record is better

    • david says:

      Are u related 2 chris broussard because u sound like an idiot just like him. david west is cool but not an all start he only looks good cuz of cp3. kevin love doesnt have much of team other than mike beasley who rather smoke tree n be lazy on d now since he made it 2 da pros. kevin love is putting up numbers ppl havent put up in almost 30 years. griffin as well.