It’s official, we’re changing the name from Valentine’s Day to VaLINtine’s Day in honor of the New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin.
The talk of the NBA for the past 10 days, Lin has earned his place as topic of discussion here at the hideout and beyond. But in honor of the occasion, we have rounded up two Hang Time Podcast favorites for Episode 69, the VaLINtine’s Day Special.
— First up we have noted author and cultural critic Dave Zirin, sports editor for The Nation, to discuss what it’s like for a lifelong Knicks fan to experience a hoops Nirvana that has escaped him for the better part of the last decade in what is basically the last week of game action for his beloved Knicks.
— We topped off the gift giving with a visit from Minnesota Timberwolves’ All-Star power forward Kevin Love, he of the perfectly titled sur name, who has some words of wisdom for us in the love game and plenty of insights on his team, his game and where the Timberwolves stack up this season in the NBA.
As an added bonus, we even have a little something from TNT’s Charles Barkley on the eve of his general manager stint on the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge during All-Star Weekend.
Check out all of that and so much more on Episode 69 of the Hang Time Podcast …
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