It only took LeBron James two seasons to take the Lakers from the depths of the NBA to the top of the NBA World. If Dr James Naismith, the creator of basketball tried to create a perfect basketball player in his laboratory, that player would look a whole lot like LeBron James. Mike welcomes 50 year NBA veteran Dave Wohl, who won rings with the Lakers and the Celtics and was the … [Read more...] about Breaking down the greatness of LeBron James and the Lakers’ 17th NBA Title
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.
Jack McCallum is a Hall of Fame hoop journalist, having won the Curt Gowdy Media Award from the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2005. Jack stayed up late Sunday night with Mike Wise to discuss Miami's Game 3 NBA Finals win, LeBron James' place in hoop history, a classic David Stern story, and how the Pandemic has affected our society. Jack spent 27 years at Sports Illustrated and … [Read more...] about Jack McCallum on Miami’s Game 3 win, the late David Stern, & hoop in the time of COVID
Bruce Bernstein fills in for Mike Wise on a late Sunday night and welcomes former player, coach, and executive Dave Wohl along with Catch and Shoot co-host Aaron Berlin from Pure Hoops Media. The guys break down Miami's game #6 series clincher over the Celtics, the upcoming NBA Finals matchup with the Lakers, and a discussion of the incredible LeBron James and his impact on the … [Read more...] about Sunday Night Roundtable with Dave Wohl, Aaron Berlin, & Bruce Bernstein
Michael Lee is a Senior Writer at The Athletic, who has covered the NBA for two decades. In a Sunday night download with Mike Wise, the guys break down the Lakers' huge win in game two against the Nuggets as well as examining why the Anthony Davis/LeBron James bond is so tight. Michael and Mike also discuss the Heat/Celtics series and chronicle Goran Dragic's journey in Miami. … [Read more...] about Michael Lee of The Athletic joins Mike Wise for a Sunday night session
Cassidy Hubbarth of ESPN has been patrolling the sidelines for the network's NBA coverage in the Orlando Bubble. Cass shares stories about life in the Bubble, her challenges covering the NBA Playoffs in such unusual circumstances, her feelings about the "virtual fans," her observations and interactions with LeBron James, her thoughts on a Lakers/Clippers Western Conference … [Read more...] about ESPN’s NBA Sideline Reporter Cassidy Hubbarth
Marc Kestecher, "Kesty" to his friends has been the Voice of the NBA on ESPN Radio since 2016. He has been with the network since 1999 and has worked with an array of NBA analysts including Hubie brown, PJ Carlesimo, Jon Barry, the late Dr. Jack Ramsay, and countless others. His distinctive voice and delivery give every event he does a "Big Game" feel. In this conversation with … [Read more...] about Marc Kestecher: The Voice of the NBA on ESPN Radio
Sports, particularly basketball once again finds itself at the forefront of social change. The NBA and WNBA families are showing leadership at a time of societal strife and the message is being well delivered and well received. Monica McNutt and King McClure, the co-hosts of Buckets, Boards, & Blocks from Pure Hoops Media share thoughts and personal stories from their own … [Read more...] about Basketball & Activism: Monica McNutt & King McClure join Mike Wise
Todd MacCulloch is a unique member of the basketball family. He was a legit big man who battled Shaq in the NBA Finals two straight years with two different teams ('01 w/Philly and '02 w/the Nets). He was forced to retire due to a foot condition just as his best basketball was in front of him. His take on life, his budding acting career, his story telling, and his sense of … [Read more...] about Todd MacCulloch on the NBA Playoffs, his movie debut, and life during the pandemic
Howard Beck is one of the most distinguished basketball journalists in the country. He joins Mike Wise to discuss what he has seen on the court in Orlando, his feelings on the activism promoted by the NBA and its players, whether the Mavericks have a chance against the Clippers in the first round of the playoffs, whether the Bucks are a lock to come out of the east, and why the … [Read more...] about Howard Beck of Bleacher Report
Alton Byrd's basketball journey has taken him from San Francisco to New York to the United Kingdom to Sacramento to Atlanta and back to Long Island. Along the way, he was a three time All Ivy League point guard at Columbia University, the first African American general manager of a British sports organization, and in his current gig, he is running the Brooklyn Nets' G League … [Read more...] about Alton Byrd: VP of the G League’s Long Island Nets