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Hang Time Podcast (Episode 102) Featuring Sean Grande and Bill Bellamy

HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS – The season of any NBA team can change in an absolute instant.

One false move, one wrong step and that’s it.

Dream season over.

Or not.

In the case of the Boston Celtics. Not everyone is ready to wave the white flag on their season now that Rajon Rondo‘s season is finished, courtesy of the torn right ACL the Eastern Conference All-Star starter suffered over the weekend.

Sean Grande, the voice of the Celtics and a man who we agree is quite possibly the best play-by-play announcer in the world … in his price range,” isn’t so sure Rondo’s injury is the season-altering moment it appeared to be.

Comedian/actor/hoops buff and all around renaissance man Bill Bellamy has his own ideas on Rondo, the Los Angeles Lakers, the Los Angeles Clippers, teaming up with Rick Fox on a new sitcom (“Mr. Box Office”), Brian McKnight‘s NBA aspirations, Kobe Bryant, his (Bellamy’s) cousin Shaquille O’Neal, Dwight Howard, LeBron James, the difference between working in Hollywood films and sitcoms, his failed attempt at being adopted by Will Smith and a whole lot more on Episode 102 of the Hang Time Podcast.

We also revisit the highlights from the Miami Heat’s recent trip to the White House, where they enjoyed a little quality time with President Barack Obama, and also crossed another item off of the Hang Time Podcast topic bucket list when Grande decided to drop a little CM Punk/WWE knowledge on us.

We couldn’t make this stuff up if we tried.

Dive in with Episode 102 of the Hang Time Podcast to see if you can make sense of it all!

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As always, we welcome your feedback. You can follow the entire crew, including the Hang Time Podcast, co-hosts Sekou Smith of NBA.com,  Lang Whitaker of SLAM Magazine and Rick Fox of NBA TV, as well as our new super producer Gregg (just like Popovich) Waigand and the best engineer in the business, Jarell “I Heart Peyton Manning” Wall.

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@NBA Twitter Feed Tops 5 Million





HANG TIME PLAYOFF HEADQUARTERS – We’re still more than a few weeks away from some team claiming the Larry O’Brien trophy, but we can go ahead and crown the undisputed champ of professional sports leagues on Twitter.

The NBA wins in a runaway.

The NBA’s Twitter feed has a robust 5 million-plus, and counting, followers (5,011, 814 as of this morning). That dwarfs the National Football League’s 3,332,082, Major League Baseball’s 2,044,861 and the National Hockey League’s 1,166,503.

World Wrestling Entertainment also has about 1.1 million followers and the world’s soccer governing body, FIFA, has almost 800,000 followers.

It certainly can’t hurt that many of the league’s biggest stars — LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard, Steve Nash and many others — are all active on this particular social networking platform.

James, the 2011-12 KIA Most Valuable Player award winner, tops the league on Twitter as well with 4,495,705 followers. TNT’s own and recently retired future Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal has the largest Twitter flock with more than 5,598,557. They both rank among the top four pro athletes (active or retired) in followers.