Careers are made in the playoffs. Legends are made in the playoffs. And if you’re not careful, they can be broken in the playoffs, too.
That’s why the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat, teams filled with stars whose names reverberate throughout the basketball world and beyond, are in our crosshairs this weekend.
Both teams are locked in intense battles in their respective conference finals series, the Lakers against the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Heat against the Indiana Pacers. Slip up here and the view of the stars on some of these teams is altered forever. Come back from the abyss, and that view takes a decidedly different turn.
But it’s all up to the men in those jerseys, the ones with the names on the front and back, as our good friend, five-time All-Star and NBA TV and TNT analyst Chris Webber explains on the latest Episode 79 of the Hang Time Podcast, which includes a first course from our main man and Indianapolis Star Pacers’ beat writer Mike Wells.
Check it out on Episode 79 of the Hang Time Podcast featuring Mike Wells of the Indianapolis Star and Chris Webber of NBA TV and TNT:
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