Mike Wise welcomes six of basketball's greatest characters for some classic stories from their careers. Bill Walton on David Stern & John Wooden. Isiah Thomas on racial issues. Grant Hill on establishing credibility as a player and proving he was more than the son of successful parents. Chris Mullin on David Stern's vision for the 1992 Olympic Dream Team. David Stern himself on … [Read more...] about Memorable stories with Mike Wise and six Hall of Famers
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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.
Mike Wise shares classic stories from five legendary coaches. PJ Carlesimo on the 1992 Dream Team and how the Monte Carlo scrimmages were legendary, Mike Brown on how the Spurs and Warriors are similar organizations, Jeff Van Gundy on the day the Knicks fans almost made him cry (in a good way), Larry Brown on his favorite Allen Iverson memories, and George Karl on Phil … [Read more...] about Classic Coaching Stories with Mike Wise and Five Legendary Coaches
In Part II of Mike Wise's conversation with Hall of Famer Bill Walton, among other subjects, they discuss these: Bill's loving but complex relationship with UCLA's Hall of Fame coach John Wooden Bill's continuing admiration for legendary musician Bob Dylan and the time he introduced Dylan to fellow Hibbing, Minnesota native Kevin McHale Bill's final meeting … [Read more...] about Bill Walton Part II: John Wooden, Maurice Lucas, Bob Dylan, & the ’86 Celtics
The word "Legend" doesn't even begin to describe Hall of Famer Bill Walton. In part one of a very special conversation with Mike Wise, Bill discusses all of these issues and more: Our current societal strife and how we can improve relations with our fellow citizens Taking his Celtics teammates to a Grateful Dead show in 1985 Bill's "Bike for Humanity" events to … [Read more...] about Bill Walton Part I
Garrett Temple of the Nets is one of the most socially conscious athletes in the country. The striving for equality and understanding runs deep in his family. His father Collis was the first African American to play varsity basketball at LSU in 1971. His father attended LSU at the same time as notorious racist and antisemite David Duke and engaged in heated debates on campus … [Read more...] about Garrett Temple of the Brooklyn Nets
Jason Whitlock, formerly of FS1 joins Mike Wise to debate some of the hot button issues facing the country. Among their topics: why sports is a meritocracy, how social media causes some people to "virtue signal," and much more. … [Read more...] about Jason Whitlock and Mike Wise debate the issues of the day
Mike Wise welcomes Monica McNutt of "Buckets, Boards, & Blocks" and Bruce Bernstein from Pure Hoops Media for a discussion of events shaking our world and where there may be some lessons from basketball that could help us through them. We have seen leadership and positive contributions from hoop legends like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, current player Jaylen Brown, and several others. … [Read more...] about When “Real Life” issues are more important than Hoops
Hall of Fame NBA writers Marc Stein and Sam Smith, legendary coach George Karl, and Phil Jackson's close friend Charley Rosen share classic stories of Michael Jordan, the Bulls dynasty, and their feelings about The Last Dance. The "gambling controversy," the "greatest shot ever made," and what Jackson told Toni Kukoc about his native country's military prowess are just a few of … [Read more...] about The Last Word on The Last Dance
No member of the media was more present during the Bulls dynasty than journalist Sam Smith. He was the Bulls beat writer for the Chicago Tribune, author of The Jordan Rules, and still covers the team for Bulls.com. His memories are vivid and he has plenty of them. Sam's description of how Michael Jordan and David Stern settled the whole "gambling investigation" was not in … [Read more...] about The Last Dance: Sam Smith’s first hand stories and memories of MJ & The Bulls
Mike Wise and his producer Bruce Bernstein share thoughts on Michael Jordan and his leadership skills. Included is a clip from Mike's October 2019 interview with late NBA Commissioner David Stern, which was David's final in-depth interview. At the 18:55 mark, Mike and David discuss MJ's retirement where David shot down the idea that he forced Michael into retirement. We also … [Read more...] about The Last Dance: Breaking down episodes 7 and 8