Hang Time Podcast (Episode 109) Featuring Isiah Thomas and Ira Winderman

HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS – How long does is take to get over the dreaded agony of defeat, that one shining moment that goes horribly wrong for college basketball stars who have dreamed of conquering the March Madness spotlight all their lives?

For some, a lifetime. For others, namely a certain North Carolina Tar Heel alum (Rick Fox), it took nine years, to be exact. And still for the select few, they never have to worry about it because they captured that moment in college and again in the NBA, leading to a lifetime spent reliving those magical moments every time the NCAA Tournament or The NBA Finals come around.

That’s the life NBA TV’s Isiah Thomas has known, as a champion in college at Indiana and twice in the NBA with the Detroit Pistons of Bad Boys fame, and now a Hall of Famer.

He joins us on Episode 109 of the Hang Time Podcast to discuss his journey from Chicago schoolboy star to All-American college star and how he handled that transformation, and plenty more.

One thing Thomas never did in his storied career was win 23 straight games, a feat the Miami Heat have accomplished and will try to continue to build on in Cleveland later tonight. Longtime Heat beat writer Ira Winderman of the Sun-Sentinel drops in as well to share his observations and thoughts on the Heat’s monster streak and all things Heat.

Check out all of that and more on Episode 109 f the Hang Time Podcast.

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4 Comments

  1. drew says:

    im not sure why we pay so much attention to all the ball-dominant small pgs in today’s game – the rose’s the kyrie’s… there never has been, and never will be a championship team built around a ball-dom small guard. the only reason so many of these guys have come along is because ball-handling has improved so these guards are like do-it-all scoring guards. but this is a devolvment of the game since none of these guys will ever win a ring as their teams best player.

  2. drew says:

    everyone says cp3 is better – but they dont realize that isiah sacrificed his stats and PER so that his team could win. this meant he often brought the ball up court and instead of using a ball-dominant style that doesn’t win but gives him a high PER, he was willing to give the ball up and go set a screen.

  3. ELISEO SORIANO OLDPATH says:

    CHRIS PAUL IS BETTER THAN ISAIAH THOMAS,
    MICHAEL JORDAN IS GOAT.
    BUT 23 GAMES WINNING STREAK,
    ANOTHER HISTORY IN NBA…..
    MIAMI HEAT ALL DAY….

    –DANIEL RAZON OLDPATH

    • Twochains says:

      Are You stupid? The bulls with micheal jordan went 72-10. The heat will never beat that.