David Stern was NBA Commissioner from 1984-2014. In Part II of his conversation with Mike Wise, David takes a deep dive into the relationship of the NBA with China as well as explaining how the league became an international sport. David and Mike covered much more ground, including his biggest regrets. You'll be surprised when he tells you which Hall of Fame coaches he should … [Read more...] about David Stern Part II
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David Stern was NBA Commissioner from 1984-2014. He was a visionary who helped the league grow from a sport that had its biggest games shown on tape delay to a worldwide phenomenon seen in nearly every country on the planet. In Part I of this two part interview, David discusses his humble beginnings working in his father's deli to his work as a lawyer for the NBA, to his reign … [Read more...] about David Stern Part I
Mike & Eric Newman examine the Warriors' tough times, the resurrection of the Lakers behind the LeBron/Anthony Davis duo, and the "KAT fight" between Joel Embiid and Karl-Anthony Towns. Bruce Bernstein also previews the two part David Stern interview that will be the subject of the next two Mike Wise Shows. Bruce shares personal stories of his 16 year relationship with the … [Read more...] about Preview of David Stern interview, Warriors Woes, Lakers fast start, and more
Torrel Harris is a longtime agent and also the father of 76ers star Tobias Harris. During the off-season, Torrel negotiated a $180 million dollar contract for his free-agent son. It was the 5th highest deal in terms of total salary in NBA history. Torrel and Mike discuss the aspects of representing a child as well as Torrel's history of repping others. One of those players was … [Read more...] about Torrel Harris: Father AND Agent of 76ers star Tobias Harris
Harvey Araton and Mike Wise are two of the greatest basketball journalists of our era. They have a thoughtful discussion of the entire Daryl Morey/China/NBA/LeBron James controversy. From David Stern's original reservations about doing business with China (@4:50), to Adam Silver's handling of the entire situation (@9:00), to the league being strategic in its causes (@11:00), … [Read more...] about The Wit and Wisdom of Harvey Araton
Todd MacCulloch is one of the most entertaining basketball personalities anywhere. He started at center in two straight NBA Finals, battling Shaquille O'Neal both times. His career was cut short by injuries and he is now a professional pinball player. His stories about Allen Iverson, Shaq, and comedian Dave Chappelle are insightful and funny. His story about how he ended up in … [Read more...] about Todd MacCulloch, the funny and insightful former NBA center
Chris Broussard has been covering the NBA for more than two decades. He and Mike Wise discuss the bloodletting at Sports Illustrated (1:20) and why Twitter is a bad place to break stories (4:10). The guys also take a deep dive into the legacy of LeBron James, whom Chris has known since their days in Akron (8:53). Chris tells the story of how he healed the rift between LeBron … [Read more...] about Chris Broussard of FOX Sports
Mike Wise’s guests are always thoughtful and sometimes controversial. In this episode, we hear some great exchanges with Jason Whitlock, Hall of Famers Dave Cowens and Chris Mullin, Jeff Van Gundy, Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry, JA Adande, Marc Stein, and Mavs coach Rick Carlisle. … [Read more...] about The Best Of The Mike Wise Show 2.0
Dave Cowens was a two-time champion, Rookie of the Year, and MVP for the Boston Celtics. He was one of the most intense players ever to take the court. In a wide-ranging conversation with Mike Wise, he shares many opinions and stories. Among them are his feelings about the death of former teammates John Havlicek and Jo Jo White (@2:15) ... what Larry Bird was like as a rookie … [Read more...] about Hall of Famer Dave Cowens
Jason Whitlock is a proud contrarian whose controversial and frequently unpopular views are always backed up by facts. Jason and Mike disagree on almost everything and this week Jason is on fire with blazing hot takes on the NBA as well as football stars Antonio Brown (at 3:07) and Cam Newton (at 8:30). At 16:40 Jason's take on Kawhi Leonard coming to LA is fascinating. Mike … [Read more...] about Jason Whitlock co-host of “Speak for Yourself” on FOX Sports