Tag: Basketball

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 …

Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher

Jonah Keri puts his hands together for Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher (creators and stars of the new Seeso show “Take My Wife”) about specificity in sports; the Olympics; LeBron and Cleveland; the current political landscape; working with y…

Ramona Shelburne

Jonah Keri deploys momentum with Ramona Shelburne (ESPN writer and co-host of “Beadle & Shelburne” on ESPN radio and the TMI podcast) about Kevin Durant going to Golden State; athletes breaking their own news; the effects of the NBA raising the salary cap; the NBA’s attempt to build national fandom; the economics of small market teams; the team culture of the Spurs, Thunder, Bucks, and Warriors; trying to manufacture fun; LeBron; and Ramona’s writerly Life Tip.

Bill Walton

Jonah Keri throws it down with Bill Walton (NBA Hall of Famer and author of NY Times bestselling book “Back from the Dead”) about the joy and burden of living in San Diego; battling a speech impediment as a child then severe health problems th…

Tim Kurkjian

Jonah Keri runs the pick and roll with ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian (ESPN analyst and author of the new NYT bestselling book “I’m Fascinated by Sacrifice Flies”) about their shared experience as guest stars on the upcoming Hank Azaria show Brockmire; d…