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Hang Time Podcast (Episode 74) With Paul Flannery and LeMont Calloway

HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS – With the start of the NBA playoffs just a couple of weeks away, no team in the league is hotter than the Boston Celtics.

From Rajon Rondo and Kevin Garnett to Avery Bradley and Brandon Bass, Doc Rivers has them all clicking at just the right time. Might another deep playoff run be in store?

Everyone believes the league-leading Chicago Bulls have another deep run in them. Even with Bulls superstar Derrick Rose hobbled and struggling to make an impact, as he did in Thursday night’s win over the Heat, the Bulls look poised to make some serious noise in the postseason.

And that’s why we’re making plenty of noise on Episode 74 of the Hang Time Podcast with “The Professor,” weei.com columnist and Boston University professor Paul Flannery, and NBA.com’s Dunk Ladder guru and Chicago’s very own LeMont Calloway.

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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 and the best engineer in the business, Jarrell “I Heart Peyton Manning” Wall.

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Hang Time Podcast (Episode 51)

HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS – In a game of one-on-one, New York Knicks rookie Landry Fields would have a hefty size advantage over Portland Trail Blazers point guard Patty Mills, who is roughly eight inches shorter than the nearly 6-foot-8 Fields.

Have them battle using their own comedic work off the court, however — Fields has the highly entertaining “Andy (Rautins) and Landry Show” while Mills has the equally hilarious “On The Streets With Patty Cakes: Meet Pat Stacks” — and we’re talking about a completely even match.

That’s why we were honored to have both Fields and Mills join us on Episode 51 of the Hang Time Podcast, so they could talk about their comedic stylings as well as other much more serious and pertinent topics.

One of those topics is the work Mills is doing to help the flood victims back home in his native Australia with the wearsmyshirt.com campaign.

But we didn’t stop there. NBA.com’s LeMont Calloway, who handles the Dunk Ladder and all of the drama and highlights that come along with it, carved a few minutes out of his busy schedule to join us. He schooled us on the difference between a “throw down” (think Blake Griffin over Timofey Mozgov or Marcin Gortat) and a true dunk (think Griffin over most everyone and everything else).

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

Top Dunks … So Far?

HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS – Unlike the people handing out that two-ton college football trophy this weekend in New York, you don’t have to wait for an entire season to play out to find out who sits where in the pecking order for the top dunks in the NBA.

Our main man and NBA.com’s very own LeMont Calloway is taking care of us on that front with the NBA.com Dunk Ladder. Much like its cousins for Rookies and Top Plays, the Dunk Ladder provides us with a constantly updated chart ranking the best dunks throughout the this season.

All you have to do is check the Dunk Ladder to see where the best dunks you’ve seen rank among the best of the best. In honor of a November full of wicked dunks, we’ll celebrate the best dunks of the season (so far) with Hall of Famer and slam dunk legend Dominique Wilkins on The Jump today at 1 p.m. on NBA.com.

In the meantime, feel free to cast your vote on the current jaw-droppers on the NBA.com Dunk Ladder: