Jamal Crawford should be a future Hall of Famer," but is definitely a Hall of Fame human being. He joins Mike to discuss some of the initiatives he is involved with to help others during the Corona Virus crisis and his message is very inspirational. At the 21:30 mark, Jamal shares the incredible story of how he found out about Kobe Bryant's death. He has 7 solid minutes of … [Read more...] about Jamal Crawford on helping others, his Kobe Bryant stories, his future as a player, and some classic April Fools pranks with Barbi Barker of Newsday
Host: Mike Wise.
The Mike Wise Show is a Pure Hoops signature show, featuring entertaining takes, incredible stories and high level guests from a seasoned journalist with great sense of humor and persona.
ESPN's Tim Legler is one of the brightest hoop minds in the country. He is deeply appreciative of the high school coach who shaped him, his beloved dogs, the importance of setting aside politics in a time of crisis, the leadership shown by the NBA's management and players, and why the movie Hoosiers still resonates more than 30 years after its release. … [Read more...] about ESPN’s Tim Legler on beloved coaches, man’s best friends, and pulling together in times of crisis
Mark Cuban spends 30 minutes with Mike Wise and you'll come away from this show with a renewed appreciation of his leadership skills and properly calibrated moral compass. At the 2:20 mark, he describes having replaced Donald Trump as President in 2015. Other highlights: (9:25) No Mavericks personnel have asked for special treatment during the crisis. (12:00) How sports will … [Read more...] about Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban with words of advice and inspiration during the COVID-19 crisis
Mike Wise welcomes Eric Newman and Bruce Bernstein of Pure Hoops Media for a discussion of how our sport fits into a world forever changed by the Corona Virus. Topics include how Rudy Gobert and "Jazz Nation" will reconnect, how players and management are opening their hearts and wallets to help those workers who are in financial trouble due to the cancellation of games, and … [Read more...] about Basketball’s place in a world plagued by the Corona Virus
Michael Sweetney was the 9th player chosen in the legendary 2003 NBA Draft that produced LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh. After a brief career that saw him battle weight problems and depression, he sought help and has recovered to the point that he is now an assistant coach for the Yeshiva Men’s team that has reached the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division … [Read more...] about Former Georgetown star and current Yeshiva assistant coach Michael Sweetney
Mike Breen has made some of the most iconic calls in recent NBA history. As the "Voice of the NBA" on ESPN and ABC as well as the longtime voice of the New York Knicks on MSG Network, he has electrified audiences with his signature "BANG" call which has punctuated some of the most exciting moments in basketball. Mike will join fellow ESPN icon Michael Wilbon as co-recipient of … [Read more...] about Mike Breen: The Voice of the NBA on ESPN and ABC
Today, 2/24 is when the hoop world celebrates the lives of Kobe Bryant, his precious daughter, and the other friends who are gone. Howard Beck covered every step of Kobe's career starting with his rookie year back in 1996-'97 season when Beck was the beat writer for the team. From his LA Daily News days through his career at the New York Times, and now at Bleacher Report, … [Read more...] about Howard Beck of Bleacher Report on Kobe, Predictions, and how John Beilein went wrong
In Part Two of Mike Wise's conversation with Larry Brown, the Hall of Fame coach discusses how his own identity was forever tied to Allen Iverson. Larry also explains the real story behind Iverson's famous "Practice" rant, why he felt the late commissioner David Stern was disappointed in him as a coach, why his "coaching tree" is really a "forest," how Raiders owner Al Davis … [Read more...] about Part II: Hall of Fame Coach Larry Brown on his claim to fame being Allen Iverson’s coach, the real story behind Iverson’s “Practice” rant, and so much more
In Part one of this two part conversation, Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown shares stories of Kobe Bryant, why Allen Iverson would have never accepted "Load Management," his biggest regrets as a coach, and why he wishes he had built a better relationship with Knicks owner James Dolan when he was Knicks coach. All this and so much more in the first half of this epic conversation! … [Read more...] about Part I: Hall of Fame Coach Larry Brown on Kobe, Allen Iverson, & his biggest regrets
Kobe Bryant's death leaves a giant emotional void in the city of Los Angeles and in the Lakers organization. In the week since his untimely death at the age of 41, the outpouring of emotion across the basketball universe has been staggering. From Lakers owner Jeanie Buss, to GM Rob Pelinka, to LeBron James and all the players, Ohm Yougmisuk explains how the Lakers organization … [Read more...] about Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN.com discusses Kobe Bryant’s life and legacy