HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — In the competitive world of the NBA, mere words might be enough to set someone off. It happened to Carmelo Anthony Monday night in New York, when Kevin Garnett said something that sent the New York Knicks star and MVP candidate over the edge.
It happened to our main man Rick Fox a time or two (or three or four) during his playing career. It happened to me various times on assorted courts around the world, though I was usually on the giving end of the trash talk — not the receiving. And we all know it happened to Hall of Famer and newest member of the NBA TV family, Isiah Thomas, our special guest on Episode 99 of the Hang Time Podcast.
It happens to us all at one time or another during the heat of battle. Well, almost all of us. Lang Whitaker swears he can’t imagine anyone saying anything to get him so riled up he’d be ready to exchange a few elbows or right hooks.
Three out of four isn’t bad.
All trash talk aside, Thomas joined us for one of the most civilized, informative and genuine hoops conversations you’ll ever hear. With decades of experience at all levels of the game, he has a unique perspective on basketball’s past, present and future and connection between them all.
Listen in on Episode 99 of the Hang Time Podcast and see if we say anything that pushes you over the edge.
As always, we welcome your feedback. You can follow the entire crew, including the Hang Time Podcast, co-hosts Sekou Smith of NBA.com, Lang Whitaker of SLAM Magazine and Rick Fox of NBA TV, as well as our new super producer Gregg (just like Popovich) Waigand and the best engineer in the business, Jarell “I Heart Peyton Manning” Wall.