Adam Schefter of ESPN is the #1 NFL Insider with 8.4 million Twitter followers. But this 1989 Michigan grad has a passion for basketball and classic stories about the sport. At the 9:09 mark, he recalls his senior year in Ann Arbor. It was Glen Rice's dream season w/the Wolverines, winning the NCAA Championship. And it set the stage for all that followed, including the Fab … [Read more...] about ESPN’s NFL Insider Adam Schefter is a huge basketball fan
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.
This week Mike Wise does his famous "download" on the first round of the NBA Playoffs. Are the Clippers ready to win it all? Does the NBA need the Nets to advance with their star power? Is Trae Young becoming an all time great right before our eyes? Does Pat Riley really think LeBron James would consider rejoining the Heat? What is next for the Celtics franchise? And is Utah a … [Read more...] about The Clippers survive, Riles pines for LeBron, & does the NBA need the Nets for TV ratings?
Kyrie Irving loves to bring drama wherever he goes. His play has been sensational but his "off the court" actions have inspired lots of debate. Mike & Producer Bruce Bernstein discuss whether Kyrie is intentionally trying to sabotage the Celtics organization with some of his accusations that may influence future free agents considering the Celtics? As for the fans around the … [Read more...] about Kyrie Irving’s Drama, Unruly Fans, plus CP3 & AD’s Injuries
Mike Wise and producer Bruce Bernstein share their thoughts on the first weekend of the NBA Playoffs. Are the Lakers in trouble against Phoenix? Does Trae Young have eyes in the back of his head? Does Luka Doncic have the Clippers' number? And should the Beach Boys do a remake of their hit "Barbara Ann" in honor of Ja Morant? Lots of analysis and laughs on the Mike Wise Show. … [Read more...] about Reflections from Mike & Producer Bruce on the first weekend of the NBA Playoffs
Howard Beck of SI.com has some of the best NBA takes anywhere. Howard & Mike preview all the key storylines of the NBA Playoffs, beginning with the Play In games on Tuesday and Wednesday. Are the Suns too inexperienced for a deep playoff run? Does Brooklyn have enough chemistry & defense to win big? Which two first round series are likely to go 7 games? All of this plus … [Read more...] about Howard Beck of SI.com joins Mike Wise for a Playoff Preview
Shaun Powell of NBA.com has covered the league for nearly four decades. But he is so much more than just a sports journalist. He is also a keen observer of the human condition whose nuanced views set an example that all of us should follow. Mike Wise and Shaun discuss the resurgent Knicks, The crew that Shaun has dubbed "The Notorious Big 3" in Brooklyn, the return of superstar … [Read more...] about Shaun Powell of NBA.com with deep thoughts on Life, Basketball, Big Men, & Ballmer
Brian Scalabrine is the co-host of The Starting Lineup with Frank Isola on Sirius/XM NBA Radio. Scal, a.k.a. "The White Mamba" is also the TV analyst for the Boston Celtics on NBC Sports Boston. His vast knowledge, irreverent takes, and joyful approach to the sport make him one of the most beloved NBA voices in the basketball world. He joins Mike Wise to examine the MVP race, … [Read more...] about The legendary “White Mamba” Brian Scalabrine visits with Mike Wise
Fran Fraschilla was a successful college basketball coach who became an expert on the international game and has been an analyst at ESPN for nearly 20 years. In addition to calling college games, he is ESPN's NBA Draft expert on talent from around the world. With international players becoming some of the NBA's biggest stars, Fran's role has become more important than ever. On … [Read more...] about International basketball expert Fran Fraschilla of ESPN
Jerry Colangelo has done everything in the world of basketball. The Chicago native played college ball for Illinois, was the youngest general manager in the NBA at age 29, owned the Phoenix Suns and the MLB Arizona Diamondbacks, is Managing Director of USA Basketball, and serves as Chairman of the Basketball Hall of Fame. His stories are rich in detail and include memories … [Read more...] about Legendary NBA Executive & Master Storyteller Jerry Colangelo
The Mike Wise Show features interesting guests from the world of basketball. From owners like Jeanie Buss to coaches like Stan Van Gundy and George Karl to Hall of Famers like journalist Bob Ryan and photographer Andy Bernstein, they all share their stories with Mike. We have classic locker room memories from Derek Harper, stories about doing broadcasts with legends Hubie Brown … [Read more...] about The Best of Mike Wise 5.0