Legendary sports columnist William C. Rhoden and sports writer & attorney Jamal Murphy talk sports on and off the court, including the intersection of sports, racism and politics.
Bill and Jamal welcome Jonathan Abrams. Jonathan currently works for Bleacher Report and is a NY Times best-selling author of 'Boys Among Men: How the Prep-to-Pro Generation Redefined the NBA and Sparked a Basketball Revolution.' We talk about his wonderful book.
Bill and Jamal are live from Citi Field, as they talk NBA Playoffs, Steph Curry vs. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, and LeBron James. They also discuss the NBA's black coach problem, this weekend's Preakness Stakes, the recent Russian doping scandal, and Matt Harvey's recent woes. Includes music from Roger Lent.
We're live from Chocolat restaurant in Harlem, joined by owner Leon Ellis and his son Brandon. We talk entrepreneurship, black business in Harlem and of course NBA Playoffs, the Warriors/OKC series and the upcoming NBA Finals, featuring the great LeBron James.
Live from Chocolat restaurant in Harlem, Bill and Jamal talk with former Cleveland Browns' Cornerback and Muhammad Ali contemporary, Walter Beach, as well as Chocolat owner Leon Ellis, about Ali's recent passing, his legacy and the state of race relations in the world Ali has left behind.
Bill and Jamal talk about Bill's experience at Muhammad Ali's funeral and then discuss the new ESPN documentary, O.J: Made in America, and America's sustained fascination with the "trial of the century." They are then joined by Brandon Ellis and Bill's nephew, Kyle Dudley, as they discuss the NBA Finals and the NBA's controversial decision to suspend Draymond Green prior to Game 5. Live from Chocolat in Harlem.
On the latest Bill Rhoden On Sports, Bill and Jamal are joined by New York Times' sportswriter, Billy Witz, who covered the NBA Finals. They discuss how LeBron James was able to bring a championship to Cleveland for the first time since 1964, what went wrong for Stephen Curry and the Warriors, whose legacies were on the line and much more. Produced by Kevin Keating, Michael Garay and Young Cheong. Music by Benjamin Banger.
Bill and Jamal talk to the Hall of Fame college basketball coach George Raveling about his amazing life and experiences. Raveling tells of how he came into possession of the original copy of Martin Luther King Jr's I Have A Dream speech (4:55), his memories and thoughts on Muhammad Ali (33;29), Nike's impact on the game of basketball (43:25), his thoughts on AAU and summer basketball (46:07), and much more.
Live from Chocolat in Harlem, Bill and Jamal are joined by Knicks legend Charles Oakley and Wall Street Journal Knicks' beat writer Chris Herring. Oakley pulls no punches, as usual. He gives props to LeBron James for taking important stands (6:45), talks about what it was like playing with Michael Jordan (9:16), and discusses his beefs with Jim Dolan and Charles Barkley (12:55). Oakley also talks about his experience as an assistant coach in Charlotte (31:37) and discusses his latest passion: cooking (56:17).
Bill and crew break down the 2015 NBA Draft. Who is Kristaps Porzingis? Bill has no patience for Phil Jackson...he is on the clock! They also talk about winners and losers in the draft and how long does it take for a draft pick to make an impact in the NBA?
NBA Draft, 1 year anniversary of her term as ED of union, work for the players, never been confused as to who she works for, first African American female ED of major a sport, free agency, players union past failures, players vs owner income disparity, Collective Bargaining, Adam Silver, Racism in the League, Summer league, NBA Age Limits, Salary cap, her background as a corporate litigator, 1st Annual Players Choice Awards.