Tag: Basketball

Maverick Carter

Jonah Keri has an uninterrupted conversation with Maverick Carter about meeting Michael Jordan in 2002 alongside LeBron James and previous podcast guest Grant Wahl; his formative internship at Nike; managing LeBron’s career; likability; lesson…

Luke Winn

Jonah Keri marches through the madness with Luke Winn of Sports Illustrated about betting and drinking in the press box at the Belmont Stakes; all-time great Sports Illustrated writers; memorable March Madness tournaments; this year’s most int…

Forrest Griffin

Jonah Keri and former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and Hall of Famer Forrest Griffin grapple with weighty topics like strangers picking fights with Forrest; Ronda Rousey; becoming a fan favorite; fight or flight; Forrest’s dark side; from th…

Rachel Nichols

Jonah Keri jumps into a chat with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols about covering basketball as opposed to other sports; challenging Barkley’s statement about “little girly basketball”; friendly conflict on her show The Jump; achieving your life’s goal a…

Ernie Johnson

Jonah Keri makes his elevator pitch to three-time Emmy Award winning host and play-by-play announcer Ernie Johnson of Turner Sports about his father Ernie Sr., MLB pitcher and broadcaster; EJ’s one season playing college baseball; his start in…

Bruce Arthur

Jonah Keri and his doppelgänger Bruce Arthur of the Toronto Star and TSN discuss sports tragedies; reconciling the pluses and minuses of the Olympics; #sticktosports; athlete activism; controlling the message; “I’m all about love”; Jays, Raptors, and Leafs; the state of Canadian and American media; the secrets to success in journalism or any industry; and Bruce’s Life Tip.

Dan Shulman

Jonah Keri splices tape with Dan Shulman of ESPN and Sportsnet about Toronto sports; the Canadian inferiority complex; the proliferation of Canadian basketball players; Dan’s start in radio; the Jewish career tree; moving to ESPN; basketball a…

JJ Redick

Jonah Keri rises and fires with JJ Redick of the Los Angeles Clippers about their favorite baseball stadiums; playing baseball and basketball as a kid; being recruited by Duke; Coach K; transitioning to the NBA; playing the villain; being in t…

Jon “Boog” Sciambi

Jonah Keri sees red with Jon “Boog” Sciambi about having a great announcer’s voice; rooting for the Phillies and the 1980 World Series; meeting your heroes; maintaining fandom as a member of the media; how sabermetrics has made Jonah and Boog …