HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — We’re still not sure if it’s real or fake, the Kevin Durant–Dwyane Wade feud that has played out on social media since Tuesday.
Was Durant’s suggestion that Wade be removed from a top 10 list of NBA player the first piece of a larger scheme that the Gatorade commercial co-stars legitimate or just the opening shot of a faux-battle that will be played out at a later date?
No one seems interested in offering any context right now, which leaves the door open for all sorts of interpretations of what’s really going on between the Oklahoma City and Miami Heat stars and rivals. And you know we love open doors around here … (kick them open and crank up the debate).
That’s just one of several items we tackle in Episode 131 of the Hang Time Podcast featuring Stalley, the Maybach Music Group artist whose basketball roots go back to the same Northeast Ohio landscape dominated by one LeBron Raymone James, a high school rival of the rap artist.
We also wrestle with the issue of nicknames on the backs of jerseys, Shaquille O’Neal’s strange relationship with the city of Sacramento now that he’s joined the Kings’ ownership group, training camp issues around the league, the Heat’s choice of the Bahamas for training camp (and why our main man Rick Fox cannot get us there) and much more.
The first phase of the 2013-14 NBA season is upon us and we’ll make sure you a ready on Episode 131 of the Hang Time Podcast featuring Stalley …
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