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Royce White’s Draft Day … Uncut (Video)

HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — We’re a couple of months removed from Draft night, and training camp starts in a matter of weeks.

But this revealing “Hockumentary” on Royce White‘s Draft day journey from the Grantland Network is must-see work. For those of us still learning about the struggles folks with anxiety disorders deal with, the Rockets’ rookie gives us a window into that world.

WARNING: There is language not suitable for sensitive ears in this video:

The President Has League Pass!

HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — We knew that President Barack Obama was a serious basketball fan.

And we know that member of his cabinet, folks like U.S. Secretary of Education and Hang Time Podcast guest Arne Duncan, are serious about the game as well.

But we had no idea how deep the love for the NBA game was until reading the transcript of the BS Report (from’s Bill Simmons) with POTUS where he revealed a little more than usual about his NBA viewing habits:

BS: It’s funny, because I always pictured you in bed pretending you were working but watching League Pass on your iPad — [laughter] — watching some West Coast game — [the] Sacramento Kings or something.

Obama: I do have League Pass on my iPad.

BS: You do?

Obama: Of course.

BS: Do you pay for it yourself or do you charge it to the White House?

Obama: No, I’ve got to pay for it myself. [Laughter.]

There are no partisan politics in basketball. You either love the game or you don’t! It’s good to know that the leader of the free world has true love for the game.

He also knows the game, inside and out. If you don’t believe it, check out the transcript!

Hang Time Podcast (Episode 71) With Jonathan Abrams And Drew Packham

HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — We’re back from All-Star Weekend — sore knees, bruised egos, stuffed notebooks and all — with plenty of memories and stories to share.

In addition to watching the best basketball players on the planet showcase their skills on the biggest stage, the Hang Time Podcast crew played a little ball as well, at Sunday morning’s Jordan Brand open run attended by the likes of hip hop stars Wale, D.J. Clue and my new on-court nemesis Jadakiss as well as several friends of the program.

All in all, it was a splendid time had by all … well, for the most part. (One of us got Tebowed!)’s Jonathan Abrams was there and chronicled the The Best (Pickup) Game at All-Star Weekend. He also joins us on Episode 71 of the Hang Time Podcast to dissect the goings on at All-Star Weekend and his masterful work on An Oral History of the Malice at the Palace, the infamous brawl between the Pacers and Pistons’ fans at the Palace of Auburn Hills in 2004.’s Rookie Ladder guru Drew Packham also joins us on Episode 71 to break down the performances of Kyrie Irving, Ricky Rubio and the rest of the class at the halfway mark of their first season in the league. In his midseason report card, DP taps Irving as his choice for Rookie of the (half) Year, with MarShon Brooks as his biggest surprise and Jan Vesely as his biggest disappointment.

Check out all of that and so much more  on Episode 71 of the Hang Time PodcastThe All-Star Special:


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