13-year NBA veteran Fred Roberts joined the show to go through the various stops he had during his career which include playing for the 1980s Boston Celtics and the pressure that was there on bench players, the overachieving late 80s/early 90s Milwaukee Bucks and their great chemistry, as well as a few stops in Europe.
Mick Minas, the author of the book "The Curse: The Colorful & Chaotic History of the LA Clippers", came on the podcast to talk about Clippers history, Donald Sterling's ownership of the team and reveal unheard stories from the book.
Memphis Tigers legend Cedric Henderson hopped on the podcast to talk about the U of M, his days as a defensive-minded player for Mike Fratello's late 90s Cleveland Cavaliers and some of the peculiar stops he had during his professional career.
Icelandic trail blazer Petur Gudmundsson joined the podcast to discuss whether he was the first true international player in the NBA, tell stories from his unique career arch and talk about his time with the Showtime Lakers, Trail Blazers and Spurs.
Bonus podcast episode for the feature "All Heart" on Derek Smith. Coach Bill Olsen of the University of Louisville shares stories about Derek earning the respect of older players at Crawford Gym and him having a dream of becoming like his cousin Gar Heard.
Jerry Eaves came on The Handle to talk about the Louisville Cardinals of the early 1980s, the 1980 NCAA National Championship, coach Frank Layden's personality and Utah Jazz teams and the various other stops Jerry has had in his basketball career.
Three-time ABA All-Star Darel Carrier relives what basketball was like in the 1960s and 70s. Darel tells us about choosing the industrial league's Phillips 66ers over the NBA, being one of the first great three-point shooters and playing for the Kentucky Colonels.
James Donaldson describes his journey from joining his high school basketball team only as a junior to becoming an NBA All-Star. We also discussed the late 1980s Dallas Mavericks, the Winnebago Wall of James, Jack Sikma and Lonnie Shelton, and why the Clippers were the NBA's wasteland.
Providence Friars legend Joe Hassett came on the podcast to talk about his successful NCAA career, being the most prolific 3-point shooter during the first years of the line's existence in the NBA and how it was to be a long range shooter back then.
Shawn Fury, the author of book "Rise and Fire", joined me for a chat to turn The Handle Podcast into The Jumpshot Podcast. We talked about what inspired him to do a book on the jumpshot's history, discussed underrated marksmen like Bob McAdoo, Jerry West and the LA legend Raymond Lewis and got into his writing and researching processes.
Four-time ABA All-Star and Indiana Pacers legend Bob Netolicky and president of the Dropping Dimes Foundation Scott Tarter share numerous stories on the ABA. Bob and Scott both reminisced about the glory days of the league and the Pacers, as well as explained the purpose of Dropping Dimes and the unfortunate financial situation several ABA players find themselves in nowadays.
Maryland Terrapins legend Walt Williams joined the podcast to talk about his evolution into a versatile player before entering the NBA and the experiences he had during his 11-year professional career in the league.
The two-time ABA All-Star Swen Nater shares his story of beating the odds after living in a Netherlands orphanage early in life and tells me many ABA and NBA anecdotes from the 1970s.
The author of, perhaps, the greatest play in Boston Celtics history, Gerald Henderson, came on the podcast to talk about his low-profile journey to the NBA and his time in Boston.
Denver Nuggets lifer Bill Hanzlik joined me for a quick, fun talk about him playing small-ball center for Doug Moe's Nuggets of the 1980's.
Greg Kite, a member of, perhaps, the best NBA team ever - the 1985-86 Boston Celtics, came on the podcast to talk about his interesting pre-NBA career, the mid-80s Celtics and the early 90s Orlando Magic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.