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The Bank Shot with Gene Banks
61 minutes | Sep 12, 2021
ROBERT BRICKEY-DUKE’S UNSUNG HERO OF THE 90's
Born in Fayetteville, North Carolina-ROBERT BRICKEY became Mr. Basketball of North Carolina and went on to Duke University, playing for Coach K’s early teams that went on to three Final Fours. He was the captain of the Duke basketball team, that played in the 1990 NCAA Championship game. His after life from playing, Brickey went on to coach at three HBCU basketball programs. Now a financial builder, he has moved mountains and has continued to be one of Duke’s all-time Unsung Heroes.
74 minutes | Aug 25, 2021
GENE LAVONE & LYNETTE C.-Hosting and Sharing Some Good Ole Sports Talk
Gene & Lynette - The hosts of -The Bank Shot~With Gene Banks podcast, from time to time share and give feedback on certain events in sports and life. Enjoy this weeks take on Duke Fantasy camp, the hiring of a new Duke coach to follow the GOAT-Coach K and several other topics.
61 minutes | Aug 8, 2021
NEVIL SHED- ROAD TO GLORY IN MAKING HISTORY-PART 2
This is Part II of this extraordinary journey that of Nevil Shed and the Texas Western University basketball team. His "Road To Glory" continues on in this second part of a two part series. In these times (60's) the Civil Rights Movement was in swing and this team went on to be the 1966 NCAA Champions, with five black players starting. This action displayed, transformed the future of college basketball and college athletics. The motion picture industry made a picture of this historic journey called- "Glory Road ". Nevil Shed will share more of his and the team's journey and the making of the picture, in this Part II.
56 minutes | Aug 1, 2021
NEVIL SHED- ROAD TO GLORY IN MAKING HISTORY-PART 1
Nevil Shed, Bronx born of the Big Apple, was a recipient of an athletic scholarship, that brought him from the north to the south (NCA&T) He then transferred to Texas Western University, where his "Road To Glory" began. Playing against the powerhouse all-white-University of Kentucky, coached by the late legendary- Adolph Rupp in the NCAA Championship game. In these times (60's) the Civil Rights Movement was in swing and Rupp was known to not favor African-Americans(putting it lightly) This team went on to be the 1966 NCAA Champions, with five black players starting, and transforming the future of college athletics. A motion picture was made of this historic ride and event called "Glory Road ". This will be a two-part episode.
55 minutes | Jul 25, 2021
AL WOOD- ONE OF UNC TARHEELS MOST PROLIFIC SCORERS AND ALL-AMERICANS.
Martin Alphonzo Wood, A high school PARADE and MCDONALD'S All-American of the best players in America in 1977. Played under the late iconic UNC coach-Dean Smith, was instrumental in the successes of the Tarheel basketball program. Played with UNC/ACC greats- Sam Perkins, Jimmy Black and James Worthy. Drafted number four overall in the 1981 NBA draft, he played for four NBA teams (Atlanta, Seattle, San Diego & Dallas) but his story is more vast and amazing through his trails and tribulation with alcoholism and the lifestyle of the NBA and his trials with his own personal challenges.
67 minutes | Jul 18, 2021
VINCE TAYLOR- One of Duke's Most Underrated Players of ALL-TIME. Committing From The Bluegrass State of Kentucky To The Blue Sky's of Carolina.
Vince Taylor was without a doubt, one of Duke's most gifted players in their history. Known as the "Prince", because of his daring looks and the admiration from females fans nationwide. He helped to continue to build the Duke basketball brand, where Duke was number one in the country (twice) and he lead the ACC in scoring, as the scoring champion in his senior year under Coach K. He was the sole reason of Duke's ACC Championship game theatrics against Maryland and was known for his speed, I.Q and love of the game and Duke. The Prince will be forever known for his abilities and dedication to the Brotherhood of Duke Basketball.
67 minutes | Jul 18, 2021
Sonny Vacarro...the God Father of The Dapper Dan Roundball Classic And Nike Innovator.
One of the most intriguing interviews EVER. A man with innovating ideas, goals and love of young people, not just in sports, but, all realms of life. Listen to a man that created the first high school classic basketball showcase (Dapper Dan) of high school players. Then, made the GOAT-Michael Jordan, the richest man in the world and the greatest Brand of all time (Air Jordan) Before McDonald's All-Americans, there was the DAPPER DAN CLASSIC. Even before that, was a man whose heart was bigger than the whole universe. God placed him on this Earth for his purpose to touch many and all.
59 minutes | Dec 13, 2020
GENE BANKS-THANK YOU LISTENERS FOR AN AMAZING 2020
Join me and my special guest as we recap the year and share exciting news about 2021
53 minutes | Dec 6, 2020
The COOLEST NBA ICON- GEORGE "ICEMAN GERVIN-REMIX-REVISTED
One of the most talked about shows, REVISITED. Talking with the coolest NBA player ever, one who is in the top 50 best players in NBA history. Mr. San Antonio Spur. Enjoy his journey, his take on life, and his love for the game of basketball and people.
53 minutes | Nov 29, 2020
Delaney Rudd- A Man From Humble Beginnings- To Great Acclaim-Nationally And Internationally.
From a one traffic light town of Hollister, North Carolina, to one of the Big Four Carolina Universities (Wake) then the NBA (Utah Jazz) to drinking champagne under the Eiffel Tower of France. Delaney Rudd, was/is a warrior for all seasons. Growing up on a rural family farm, he has persevered and experience great heights in his journey. Listen to his journey from humble beginnings, to the big stages of basketball-nationally and internationally. Also been honored as one of the greatest foreign players of the country of France. Now, battling the COVID 19 pandemic.
60 minutes | Nov 22, 2020
BILL CHAMBERLAIN- A PIONEER THAT HELPED PAVED THE WAY FOR WORTHY, JORDAN & MANY AT UNC
During the times, where black players were not accepted, fully, in national institutions. Bill Chamberlain, rose above all, on and off the court, to be one of the best, in UNC Tar Heels history. One that believed in justice and truth, Bill, would not back down from any one, that stood for injustice. An exceptional player in his own right, He went on to play in the ABA and NBA. An Amazing human being, that still fights for the true rights of all players and human beings, especially minority. A pioneer that many, should give thanks too.
45 minutes | Nov 15, 2020
KENNY DENNARD- DUKE'S MAJOR COMPONENT TO IT'S BASKETBALL RESURRECTION-"SPIRIT OF '78" AND COACH K-PART 2
This is PART 2 of one of the most vital pieces, to the resurgent of Duke's basketball resurrection- Kenny Dennard. Winner of two ACC Championships, Number One in the USA (twice), NCAA Runner-Up's. This amazing story of a rural North Carolina kid, teaming with an inner-city kid (Gene Banks) restoring the Duke basketball tradition and history. His journey from the beginnings to national prominence with Duke, going to the NBA and battling cancer. This astounding story is one to embrace and enjoy
81 minutes | Nov 9, 2020
KENNY DENNARD- DUKE'S MAJOR COMPONENT TO IT'S BASKETBALL RESURRECTION-"SPIRIT OF '78" AND COACH K-PART 1
This is a two part segment of one of the most vital pieces, to the resurgent of Duke's basketball resurrection- Kenny Dennard. Winner of two ACC Championships, Number One in the USA (twice), NCAA Runner-Up's. This amazing story of a rural North Carolina kid, teaming with an inner-city kid (Gene Banks) restoring the Duke basketball tradition and history. His journey from the beginnings to national prominence with Duke, going to the NBA and battling cancer. This astounding story is one to embrace and enjoy
60 minutes | Nov 1, 2020
THE GREAT NBA HALL OF FAMER-RALPH SAMPSON-SEASON 1 INTERVIEW-BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
The Bank Shot got several many request to play back this episode of the Great Ralph Sampson. After strong consideration, we wanted to give the people what they want! If you missed it before, Here It Is!!! A very intimate and true story of his beginnings and journey. Voted as one of the favorite podcast shows. Re-Edited and refined. Also voted by the staff, as a favorite. Enjoy one of the Greatest players in UVA and ACC History.
62 minutes | Oct 25, 2020
A PIONEER OF MANY VENUES & INDUSTRIES- DELORES "DEE" TODD. THE BLACK WONDER WOMAN.
From modeling, education and athletics, Delores, "Dee" as everyone calls her, fought and rose to positions in industries, that were/are dominated by the male gender. But she put her foot forward and held her head high, and knock down doors, that were difficult to go through. Always fighting for the rights for women, no matter what race, creed or color.
64 minutes | Oct 23, 2020
NBA'S GENTLE GIANT-ARTIS GILMORE. From the ABA to the NBA-The "A-TRAIN roared into the basketball Hall of Fame..
One of the most dynamic centers in basketball history. 7 ft. 2 in, The "A-Train", as he was called, gave national attention to the University of Jacksonville, then went on to win a ABA Championship. Next step, played in the Windy City of Chicago (Bulls) then on to the Alamo (San Antonio Spurs) After which, was honored into the NBA Hall of Fame and received a doctorial degree in education. Dr. Gilmore, as his status has him, is one, that has experienced and seen the levels of basketball and life.
60 minutes | Oct 11, 2020
From Gastonia, NC, To Being One Of The Greatest African-American Head Coaches In Basketball-Leonard Hamilton
In his growth, in the rural city of Gastonia, North Carolina, to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Leonard Hammilton, with his strong faith in God, Has risen to being, not just one of the greatest African-American motivators and teachers of young men in sports, but, one of the greatest coaches, hands down in the ACC.
69 minutes | Oct 4, 2020
SEASON 2- THE NEXT PHASE INTO GREAT NEW HEIGHTS
Season 1 ended, and now; Here comes Season 2! Listen in to the upcoming season, which we are planning on it being a BLAST!! Hear the new plans and sharing, along with how YOU, can be totally involved in and with the show. There will be also surprise gifts given in this second season, to those that have subscribed and liked the show and website- www.genebankslegend.com. Meet the team members and the innovative and phenomenal-Lynette C.Jackson. The straw that stirs the drink and creates the structure of the show. Hear who is on the docket and ideas, that will make you become, even more of a supporter of-The Bank ~ With Gene Banks.
72 minutes | Aug 16, 2020
From Kokomo, NBA & International Champion-Scott Fields
From a city of fifty Thousand plus loving Americans, this Kokomo multi-athletic person, had the love of family (Dad & Mom) and others, to withstand his trials and tribulations of an injury, that was major. In his adversity, it made him take a different direction and he became a world respected teacher, trainer and coach. A champion in many countries. Scott Fields, knew what was most important- FAMILY & PEOPLE.
61 minutes | Aug 9, 2020
A Man, A Referee And A Legend- NBA Icon- Joe Crawford
From Havertown, to Broad Street, to the NBA. At age twenty-six, he became a professional NBA official. Starting officiating at the high school level, seeing some of the best high school players in the nation (Philly) and then onto the Sonny Hill/Charles Baker League. Officiating the likes of- Earl Monroe, Fly Williams, World B. Free, Darryl Dawkins, Kenny Durrett, Joe Bryant (Kobe's Dad) Andre McCarter and Larry Cannon, to name few. Earned his right of hard work, into the National Basketball Association, where he officiated Greats like- Michael Jordan, Patrick Ewing, Doctor J, Kareem Abdul Jabaar and Larry Bird. His journey is one to embrace and admire. A true family man with love for all people.
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