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Over and Back: Stories About NBA History
87 minutes | Jun 30, 2022
Best player on every championship team (Part 2)
The second and final part of Over and Back's series on the best players for every NBA championship team ever. Join Jason and Rich as they look at each and every champion in NBA, ABA, BAA and NBL history and determine who the best player on each of those teams are. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
86 minutes | Jun 20, 2022
Best player on every championship team (Part 1)
A new series on the Over & Back Classic NBA Podcast: we are going to talk about the players who can truly call themselves the best on a championship team. We'll look at each and every champion in NBA, ABA, BAA and NBL history and determine who the best player on each of those teams are. Some teams won't have a debate, we all know who that guy is but there are a ton of teams with some real cases to be made for multiple players. We'll explore all of that in this series. This is a big topic so we're doing two shows — Part 1 will go through the 1974 season. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
62 minutes | May 23, 2022
RIP Bob Lanier (1948-2022)
On today's episode, Jason and Rich discuss the life and career of Detroit Pistons legend Bob Lanier. We begin with an overview of Lanier's career, beginning with his illustrious college career at St. Bonaventure, his record-breaking Detroit Pistons' career, being overshadowed by Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and others, finally helping the Pistons return to the playoffs, his eventual trade to the Milwaukee Bucks and, finally, his last few years in the league. We'll also cover a handful of notable games in Lanier's career, record-breaking performances, career-highs & more. Lastly, we'll look at a few anecdotes, fun trivia & his important post-playing career, his tenure as president of the NBA Player's Union, and more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
93 minutes | May 9, 2022
Championship dreams, chemistry nightmares
The Over and Back Classic NBA Podcast returns with an episode on teams that added a big star (or more) but severely underperformed. Two examples this year with the Brooklyn Nets being swept in the first round after gaining (and losing) James Harden (and never getting Ben Simmons to replace him) and the Los Angeles Lakers winning only 33 games after adding Russell Westbrook. Teams we'll focus on this episode: 1971 Atlanta Hawks 1999 Houston Rockets 1975 Memphis Sounds 2013 Los Angeles Lakers 1976 Washington Bullets 2014 Brooklyn Nets 1976 & 1977 New York Knicks See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
70 minutes | Mar 18, 2022
Join us as we celebrate 300 episodes of the Over and Back Podcast! To celebrate the occasion, we're going to do what we do best, we're going to talk about some guys and specifically some guys with NBA records revolving around the number 300. Players with exactly 300 games played in their career Players with exactly 300 minutes played in their career Players with exactly 300 minutes played in a season Players with exactly 300 points scored in their career Players with exactly 300 points in a season Players with exactly 300 rebounds in a season Players with exactly 300 assists in a season Players with exactly 300 steals in a season Players with exactly 300 blocks in a season Players with exactly 300 turnovers in a season Players who shot exactly .300 from the field in a season Players with exactly 300 fouls in a season Games in which exactly 300 points were scored & more! Thank you to everyone who has listened to us over the years, we really appreciate it! Here's to 300 more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14 minutes | Mar 18, 2022
NBA at 75: Jason Richardson needs to save the contest, again.
Thanks to the great performances of both Desmond Mason and Jason Richardson, the 2003 dunk contest would begin a new era. These new dunk contests didn’t need sheepishly avoid the discussion of why stars weren’t involved but rather embrace its new lot in life. Moving forward, the contest would embrace its ability to feature the young, great athletes in the NBA. No longer was it an embarrassment that top stars didn’t want to participate, the contest had moved past that point and instead would look to the future and look to the rising stars, both literally and figuratively, of the NBA. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28 minutes | Mar 8, 2022
NBA at 75: Vince Carter revives the slam-dunk contest
Vince Carter may have never returned to a dunk contest but the dunk contest never left. 22 years later and counting the dunk contest is still here, still important, and still the showcase event of NBA All-Star Weekend. Vinsanity didn’t just bring the dunk contest back, he ensured for generations to come that it would never and could never leave again. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
63 minutes | Mar 4, 2022
O&B Classic: 100 facts about Wilt Chamberlain's 100
Originally uploaded May 5, 2016 We're celebrating Episode #100 of the Over and Back Podcast and what better topic to cover than Wilt Chamberlain's 100 point game on March 2, 1962, in Hershey, Pennsylvania. To ensure we kept it "100" we uncovered 100 facts about Wilt's 100 point game. Facts and tidbits include a look at where the game ranks all-time statistically, anecdotes about many of the players involved including Al Attles, Paul Arizin, Tom Meschery, Guy Rodgers, "Jumpin'" Johnny Green, York Larese, Darrall Imhoff, Cleveland Buckner and many more. We tell the fascinating tale of Ermo and Evo Ionni, the iconic "100" picture and what happened to the game ball. Lastly, we look back at March 2, 1962 in history with a peek at the Peanuts Comic strip of the day, who was on the cover of that day's TIME magazine, what famous rock star was born on this very day and, of course, Billboard's Number One song. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
48 minutes | Mar 2, 2022
The night of 100 points — 60 years ago today
60 years today, Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points in an NBA game. To celebrate this one-of-a-kind anniversary, Jason and Rich are joined by Gary Pomerantz—author of Wilt, 1962: The Night of 100 Points and the Dawn of a New Era (https://amzn.to/3KacqQs)—to discuss Chamberlain's record-breaking night. Topics included the added mythology of the game not being televised, what happened to the game ball, how Wilt and his teammates celebrated the accomplishment, Wilt's larger than life personality and play, what surprises newer fans when they first find out about this game, Chamberlain's influence on today's game and so much more! The Last Pass: Cousy, Russell, the Celtics, and What Matters in the End: https://amzn.to/3tf0sy4 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16 minutes | Mar 1, 2022
NBA at 75: Kobe triumphs but the dunk contest is no more
Budding superstar Kobe Bryant wins the 1997 NBA slam-dunk contest—the first bullet on what would become his extensive resume—but the competition is an utter disaster leading the NBA to do the unthinkable: cancel the slam-dunk contest. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14 minutes | Feb 23, 2022
NBA at 75: Youth movement or bloom off the rose?
The 1993 NBA Slam Dunk Contest more than ever showed the new era of the competition but was it a youth movement or is the bloom off the rose? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20 minutes | Feb 20, 2022
NBA at 75: The duel
One of the greatest NBA Slam Dunk Contests in history. Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins duel it out with a sprinkle of scoring controversy, hometown love and the official crowning of Jordan as a megastar. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15 minutes | Feb 19, 2022
NBA at 75: Michael Jordan has arrived
The first of his back-to-back NBA slam-dunk contest championships for Michael Jordan and the true crowning of Air Jordan in the NBA. Jordan, the NBA and the slam-dunk contest would never be the same again. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17 minutes | Feb 17, 2022
NBA at 75: Spectacle takes center stage
The 1986 NBA slam-dunk contest is famous for being the night when spectacle took center stage. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22 minutes | Feb 16, 2022
NBA at 75: NBA All-Star weekend takes flight
There's only one place we can begin a series on slam-dunk contests: the inaugural NBA slam-dunk contest in 1984. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
94 minutes | Feb 2, 2022
Over & Back LIVE: 2001 NBA All-Star Game (Audio)
Watch the video version of this show at https://youtu.be/W1MfQAg2iR8. Jason Mann and Rich Kraetsch of the Over and Back Classic NBA Podcast welcome special guests Curtis Harris (http://ProHoopsHistory.substack.com) and Micah Wimmer (https://twitter.com/micahwimmer) for a live watch-along of the 2001 NBA All-Star Game. One of the greatest all-star games in NBA history, Allen Iverson, Vince Carter and the Eastern Conference All-Stars lead an improbable comeback in this thrilling, down-to-the-wire game. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
67 minutes | Jan 24, 2022
Biggest blowouts in NBA history
This week on the Over and Back Classic NBA Podcast, Jason and Rich dive into the biggest blowouts in NBA history. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
54 minutes | Jan 4, 2022
Remembering Sam Jones with 10 games that defined his career
Jason and Rich remember the life and career of Boston Celtics legend Sam Jones. Topics on the show include: Why Jones was nicknamed Mr. Clutch Jones' 10 NBA titles (second only to Bill Russell) 25-2 all-time playoff series record Becoming the Celtics scoring leader Bridging the gap of two Celtics dynasties An improbable journey to the NBA Standing up to injustice Why Jones had to wait so long to make the Basketball Hall of Fame 10 games that defined Sam Jones' career and so much more! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
109 minutes | Dec 24, 2021
2021 Holiday Special: Pistons vs. Knicks - Christmas Day 1987
The annual tradition continues as Jason and Rich welcome friends Curtis Harris and Reinis Lācis to the show for the Over and Back Holiday Special! This year, we'll be watching the 1987 Christmas Day showdown between the Detroit Pistons (15-5) and New York Knicks (8-16). There is plenty to talk about on this show as the Knicks have missed the playoffs three years in a row and have brought in a new coach (Rick Pitino). A rookie point guard Mark Jackson is looking to solidify the Knicks lineup while one has to wonder if Patrick Ewing will ever lead a winner in New York. In the Motor City, the Pistons have been to two Eastern Conference Finals in the last four years but haven't been able to get over the hump and make a run to the NBA Finals. They have one of the best records in the league and look great so far. Is this the year they finally make it? Join us for our holiday special, a night of laughs, nostalgia, drinking games and so much more. Watch along with us at https://youtu.be/TEogAwqpLEE See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
72 minutes | Dec 7, 2021
The longest win streaks ever
The Phoenix Suns recently went on a franchise-record 18 game win streak and it got us thinking: wait, did we never do a show on the longest win streaks in NBA history? We never did! But today, we change that. Jason Mann and Rich Kraetsch do a deep dive into the longest win streaks in NBA history including the Los Angeles Lakers' all-time record 33-game win streak, the Golden State Warriors 28-game streak over multiple seasons (and debate if it should count), the Big 3 Miami Heat's 27-game streak, the Houston Rockets improbable 22-game streak in 2008 and the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar-led Milwaukee Bucks putting up a 20-game streak in 1971. We'll also touch on an early win streak record from the Washington Capitols as well as the longest postseason win streaks of all-time including the Warriors, Spurs, Nets and Cavaliers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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