Posts Tagged ‘Dave Zirin’

Hang Time Podcast (Episode 69)

HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — We don’t have any chocolates or flowers for you, but don’t ever let it be said that we skipped out on you on this special day.

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


As always, we welcome your feedback. You can follow the entire crew, including the Hang Time Podcast, co-hosts Lang Whitaker of SLAM Magazine and Sekou Smith of, as well as our superproducer Micah Hart of’s All Ball Blog.

– To download the podcast, click here. To subscribe via iTunes, click here, or get the xml feed if you want to subscribe some other, less iTunes-y way.

Hang Time Podcast (Episode 39)

HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — An epic snowstorm that blanketed the region surrounding the hideout might have brought the world as we know it to a halt.

But it didn’t stop us from rounding up an A-list of special guests for Episode 39 of the Hang Time Podcast, which was delayed a couple of days due to inclement weather.

We kicked off the show quizzing TNT’s Steve Kerr kicks on a variety of topics, including his take on the Carmelo Anthony melodrama, what went down with Amar’e Stoudemire in Phoenix last year and his thoughts on the Miami Heat, among other things.

We followed that up with an intense session with our main man Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports, who is in Denver and shared some of his knowledge of the Anthony situation, his thoughts on the ultimate winners and losers if this mega-trade goes down and where all sides go from there and whether or not Steve Nash will be the next superstar to find himself caught up in the trade rumor mill.

We wrapped up the show with a long-awaited visit from Dave Zirin, sports editor of the Nation and a columnist, writer and provocateur who also has his own show, Edge of Sports Radio, on XM satellite radio, who shared his thoughts on a wide range of topics, including his assessment of Stoudemire as “the most important Jew in New York since Woody Allen.”

Episode 39 is obviously something you cannot miss.


As always, we welcome your feedback. You can follow the entire crew, including the Hang Time Podcast, Lang Whitaker of SLAM Magazine, our super producer Micah Hart of’s All Ball Blog and your host Sekou Smith on Twitter.

– To download the podcast, click here. To subscribe via iTunes, click here.