Ep. 18: Andrew Bailey, Bleacher Report NBA and Breaking News


Andrew Bailey has covered the NBA and Breaking News for Bleacher Report for six years. His Twitter account, @AndrewDBailey,  is a treasure trove of basketball analytics and statistics that cause spirited debates. It’s not on purpose, he’s just telling you what the numbers tell him. Continue reading “Ep. 18: Andrew Bailey, Bleacher Report NBA and Breaking News”

Ep. 8: Schea Cotton, High School Basketball Legend, Coach, & Mentor


When you speak to Schea Cotton, he commands your attention. You can feel the experiences when the now 38-year old, former #1 High School basketball player in the country shares his life experiences.

Such is probably going to be the case when you talk to a man who, at 15, was already better than his older contemporaries at the time. Players such as Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, and Paul Pierce are just some of the names Schea was lauded over. Greatness on the basketball court was expected, almost a forgone conclusion. But things didn’t work out; and not necessarily for the reasons one might assume.

In today’s podcast I had the privilege of sitting down with Schea Cotton, the high school basketball legend, whose film “Manchild” will be premiering at the Los Angeles Film Festival on June 2nd at 9:00 p.m. (PST). (if you’re in the Los Angeles area, click the link for details on how to get tickets https://tickets.lafilmfestival.com/ )

I talk to Schea about his early life (4:00) and why he played basketball. His rise in the high school ranks while playing for Mater Dei and St. John Bosco (10:00). We also talk about what happened that kept him from playing basketball for two years before ending up in Alabama (15:00). We discuss his work today as an AAU coach and what he hopes people take away from the movie (20:00).

You can follow Schea on Instagram (@scheacotton) and Twitter (@ScheaCotton). Again, ticket information for the premiere in the Los Angeles Film Festival can be found here: https://tickets.lafilmfestival.com/Online/

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NBA Playoffs 2013: The Magnificent Stephen Curry (Feat. Music From The Magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff)

Stephen and the Warriors face elimination against the Spurs (Photo Credit: Nathaniel S. Butler/ NBAE via Getty Images)
The Warriors are facing elimination against the Spurs (Photo Credit: Nathaniel S. Butler/ NBAE via Getty Images)

Some things, for me, can’t be argued. DJ Jazzy Jeff is the greatest DJ of all-time (See: exhibit A, exhibit B, and exhibit C, and one more for good measure; talk to me if you want more proof) and after four months of watching  (attentively) Stephen Curry he might be the best all-around scorer I’ve ever seen Continue reading “NBA Playoffs 2013: The Magnificent Stephen Curry (Feat. Music From The Magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff)”

Time For Dwight Howard To Grow Up

Our thoughts exactly, Dwight
Our thoughts exactly, Dwight

I think of the Los Angeles Lakers, as a team hamstrung. But not by what you would expect them to be hamstrung by. Continue reading “Time For Dwight Howard To Grow Up”

NBA Offseason 2012: Kyrie Irving Challenges Kobe Bryant and Team USA Looks

Photo Credit: Spruce Derden/US Presswire

Kyrie Irving might be fast becoming my favorite Duke player of all-time.

And I’m not a Duke fan.

Irving challenged Kobe Bryant to a game of 1-on-1 for charity ($50,000 donation) next summer and upon hearing this I immediately got so excited it shocked me. Check out the exchange provided by DukeBluePlanet Youtube page

Also, you can’t really fault Kobe’s bravado; especially considering who he is. But ummmm Kyrie not dribbling? He might wanna check the practice tape.

(Source:  Hoopmixtape.com )