13-year NBA veteran Larry Hughes and Bullets Forever writer Matt Modderno give you in-depth insight into your Wizards every week with premium analysis, commentary, and guests!
Larry and Matt talk about the NBA suspending play, the handling of coronavirus at different levels of basketball, how this season has gone for the Wizards, and what they will do to pass the time without sports to watch.
Larry and Matt talk coronavirus updates, NBA awards if the regular season doesn't resume, and what it was like for Larry to get Michael Jordan's seal of approval when joining the Wizards.
Larry and Matt talk about the league eventually resuming play, Arenas vs Wall poll results, the Wizards winning simulated games with lock-down defense, mental health, name/image/likeness, and locker room music in this week's Life in the League segment.
On this episode, Larry Hughes and Matt Modderno are joined by Frances Tiafoe, a rising star in professional tennis. Frances discusses his love of the Wizards, matches against Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, other NBA fans on the ATP tour, and what he's doing to stay match-ready during the quarantine. Larry and Matt also discuss the 1998 NBA Draft in which Larry went 8th overall.
Jared Jeffries joins the show and the guys talk about a wide range of topics, including: Jerry Stackhouse's comments on playing with Michael Jordan, playing with both Stackhouse and MJ, team dynamics and chemistry, what if the '04-'05 Wizards had stayed together, the NBA's HORSE competition, players' finances, esports, and fishing with the GOAT.
Larry and Matt are joined by former Washington Wizard Sam Dekker. They discuss Sam's long journey back from Russia due to COVID-19, playing with the Wizards, his experience in the NBA, what he needs to do to get back there, beating a 38-0 Kentucky team, and marrying into a sports broadcasting family.
Larry opens the show with his thoughts on The Last Dance, playing against Scottie Pippen, and playing alongside Michael Jordan. Matt Babcock, a draft analyst for Babcock Hoops and former NBA agent, joins the show. The guys ask him about everything from how teams will do their evaluations this year to who the Wizards should be targeting. Larry and Matt close the show by discussing some recent comments by Bradley Beal on the season and how he can improve as a leader.
Brendan Haywood joins the show and we talk about EVERYTHING: teammates going AWOL, playing with Michael Jordan, playing for Doug Collins, Kwame Brown and MJ's relationship, front office dysfunction from building a team around 39-year-old MJ to Ernie Grunfeld and Eddie Jordan not being on the same page, Larry's underrated leadership and the vacuum created when he left, BB gun fights preceding real guns in the locker room, tension with LeBron and the Cavaliers during the playoffs, and brawling with the Bulls in the mid-2000's.
University of Maryland legend and NBA veteran Walt "The Wizard" Williams joins the show to talk about staying the course at Maryland during difficult times, appearing in Kevin Durant's new documentary Basketball County: In The Water, playing against Michael Jordan and Bulls, the influence that Len Bias had on him which prompted him to write the book Lessons from Lenny, and this past season's Maryland team.