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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!)

Grantland.com’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.

NBA.com’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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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 NBA.com, as well as our superproducer Micah Hart of NBA.com’s All Ball Blog.

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Hang Time Podcast: Trade Deadline Special

HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — We knew the Nets, Knicks and Nuggets would all be in the mix at the trade deadline, but not like this.

Carmelo Anthony to the Knicks one day. Deron Williams to the Nets the next. And the Nuggets are left to sit back and survey all that’s transpired since their former franchise player, Anthony, set this whole process in motion. The Jazz, also swept up in the drama, even though it came later than usual, are in the same mode as the Nuggets.

It’s time to rebuild.

Here at the hideout it’s time to react, reflect and round-up those in the know so we can make sense of it all. And that’s exactly what we’ve got for you on Episode 45 of the Hang Time Podcast, our Trade Deadline Two-Part Special.

NBA.com’s John Schuhmann and TNT’s David Aldridge join us on Part 1 to talk all things deadline and deals, including what happens now to the teams that lost All-Stars and the teams that gained them, among many other things.

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The Denver Post‘s Chris Dempsey, the man who broke the Knicks-Nuggets story, and New York Times NBA writer Jonathan Abrams join us on Part 2 to break down the deals from the Denver and New York perspectives, among many other things.

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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 NBA.com, as well as our super producer Micah Hart of NBA.com’s All Ball Blog.

– To download Part I of the podcast, click here. To download Part II of the podcast, click here. To subscribe via iTunes, click here.