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The Handle

Reinis Lacis talks with retired basketball players about the history of the game and their careers.
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Oct 28, 2015

ESPN 730's Justin Thomas joined me to talk Charlotte Hornets, P.J. Hairston's starting role and his fit among the starters, Frank Kaminsky being the fifth big man, the rotation and the team on the whole the day before the 2015-16 NBA season starts for Charlotte.

Oct 26, 2015

NBA champion Tony Campbell recalls how Chuck Daly influenced the Detroit Pistons to go from a high-scoring team to being the defensive-minded Bad Boys, remembers his time in Los Angeles and winning a championship ring with the Lakers and talks about the early days of the Minnesota Timberwolves franchise, which feature legendary coach Bill Musselman, Tony averaging 20 points per game and some more fun tidbits.

Oct 16, 2015

NCAA champion and Michigan State great Greg Kelser joined me to remember his career with the Spartans leading up to the legendary 1979 Magic vs. Bird championship game and to talk about the various greats, like Magic Johnson, David Thompson, Bill Walton, Derek Smith and Oscar Schmidt, he played with or against in the NBA and during his college years.

Oct 11, 2015

The newest member of the Charlotte Hornets, Damien Wilkins, joined me to tell the incredible story of how he signed with the team and to talk about his experience of playing in the D-League and overseas, how it helped him to improve as a player.

Sep 28, 2015

NBA champion Chucky Brown joins me to talk about the different teams he has been on (Rockets, Spurs, Hornets), how his time in the CBA inspired him and relive some Jim Valvano memories.

Sep 18, 2015

The legendary Charlotte Hornets announcer Steve Martin joins me to talk about Charlotte's off-season moves, the outlook on the team's future and to share his favorite Hornets memories from the past.

Sep 13, 2015

Jim McIlvaine joins me to remember a successful stint of games in Washington, paints the picture of the analytics an NBA team had in the 90s, discuss the Bullets' You Da Man rap song and tell some anecdotes from his time in the league.

Sep 7, 2015

Tracy Murray remembers his time in Portland and Houston, tells us why the expansion Raptors were actually successful, reminisces about his 50-point game for the Bullets and praises coach Zeljko Obradovic.

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