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The Jonah Keri Podcast, Episode 43

24 May 2011

Today’s guest is Lang Whitaker, editor-at-large of Slam Magazine, contributor to NBA.com and NBA TV, contributor to FreeDarko Presents: The Undisputed Guide to Pro Basketball History, and author of the new book In the Time of Bobby Cox: The Atlanta Braves, Their Manager, My Couch, Two Decades, and Me. Follow him on Twitter @langwhitaker

The topics we cover:

  • 0:30-2:59: The Mavs’ crazy comeback last night against the Thunder
  • 3:00-13:00: Kendrick Perkins, Nick Collison, and the strengths and weaknesses of the Oklahoma City Thunder
  • 13:01-21:41: Legacies: Dirk Nowitzki vs. Larry Bird, Kobe vs. Jordan, and Jason Kidd
  • 21:42-26:44: Heat-Bulls series
  • 26:45-30:16: Great coaching in these NBA playoffs, and what Lang learned about Mike Woodson from being embedded with the Hawks
  • 30:17-33:30: The youth of the Thunder and the Bulls
  • 33:31-38:39: How Lang constructed In the Time of Bobby Cox: The Atlanta Braves, Their Manager, My Couch, Two Decades, and Me
  • 38:40-42:29: The Braves post-Bobby Cox, and how to time the release of a baseball book
  • 42:30-49:19: The appeal of the Mavericks and of Chris Bosh, and the sort-of appeal of the Heat
  • 49:20-52:25: LeBron
  • 52:26-54:22: A case for sun protection
  • 52:23-end: Food Pick of the Week

Lang’s pick
My pick

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