Rank #1: Mal of The Joe Budden Podcast on the Show's Success, NBA Friendships, Crazy Roc-A-Fella Memories, Whether Joe Will Ever Rap Again, Rappers Who Can Hoop, "Hip-Hop Historians" and More (Ep. 127)
On this episode of The HoopsHype Podcast, Alex Kennedy is joined by Mal of The Joe Budden Podcast. They discuss the podcast's success, Mal's NBA fandom (and friends around the league), his craziest Roc-A-Fella memories, whether Joe Budden will ever come out of rap retirement, the world of podcasting, hip-hop historians, rappers who can hoop and more!
Feb 02 2019
Rank #2: DeShawn Stevenson on Going from High School to the NBA, Being Compared to Michael Jordan, His Infamous Beef with LeBron James, Winning an NBA Title in 2011, Playing in the BIG3 and More (Ep. 136)
On this episode of The HoopsHype Podcast, Alex Kennedy is joined by 13-year NBA veteran DeShawn Stevenson. They discuss his jump from high school to the NBA, being compared to Michael Jordan during the pre-draft process, struggling with his prep-to-pro transition, winning a championship with the Dallas Mavericks in 2011, LeBron James' struggles during that series, DeShawn's beef with LeBron (which led to a Jay-Z diss track), playing in the BIG3, having a working ATM in his home and more.
Mar 17 2019
Rank #3: J.E. Skeets on NBA TV Canceling "The Starters," What the Future Holds for the Gang, the Incredible Fan Support, the Raptors' Title and More (Ep. 145)
Jul 22 2019
Rank #4: Trade Rumor Rankings: Which NBA Players Are Surfacing in Trade Rumors (Ep. 161)
Nov 25 2019
Rank #5: Breaking Down HoopsHype's Ranking of Top 30 Shooting Guards for 2018-19 NBA Season (Ep. 94)
On this episode of The HoopsHype Podcast, Alex Kennedy talks to Frank Urbina about his new article that ranks the Top-30 shooting guards in the NBA for the 2018-19 season. Urbina discusses his criteria for the list, why he ranked each shooting guard where he did and some of his controversial selections.
Aug 06 2018
Rank #6: Drew Hanlen on His Career, Summer Progress of Joel Embiid, Gordon Hayward, Jayson Tatum, More (Ep. 92)
On this episode of The HoopsHype Podcast, Alex Kennedy is joined by Drew Hanlen, one of the top NBA skills coaches in the world and the CEO of Pure Sweat Basketball. Hanlen discusses his career, training, and strategy and then gives updates on how players like Joel Embiid, Gordon Hayward, Jayson Tatum, Markelle Fultz, Mo Bamba, RJ Barrett, Cam Reddish and others are developing this summer and what they're focused on improving.
Jul 21 2018
Rank #7: Breaking Down HoopsHype's Ranking of Top 30 Small Forwards for 2018-19 NBA Season (Ep. 96)
On this episode of The HoopsHype Podcast, Alex Kennedy talks to Frank Urbina about his new article that ranks the Top-30 small forwards in the NBA for the 2018-19 season. Urbina discusses his criteria for the list, why he ranked each SF where he did and some of his controversial selections.
Aug 15 2018
Rank #8: Celebrating the Life of Kobe Bryant with Former Teammate Mo Evans (Ep. 176)
To look back on Kobe Bryant's extraordinary life and legendary career, Alex Kennedy is joined by former NBA player Mo Evans, who was Kobe's teammate on the Los Angeles Lakers for a year and a half. Evans discusses stories from their Lakers days, lessons he learned from Kobe, the impact that Kobe had on millions of people, his shock over this tragedy and where the basketball world goes from here.
Jan 28 2020
Rank #9: Which NBA Contracts Are the Most Difficult to Trade Right Now? (Ep. 115)
On this episode of The HoopsHype Podcast, Alex Kennedy and Frank Urbina break down some of the worst contracts around the NBA and what makes those deals are so bad (and difficult to trade).
Dec 11 2018
Rank #10: Chris Haynes on Recent NBA Trades, Where the 2019 Free Agents May Land, Anthony Davis' Future, Which Stars May Be On the Move Next and More (Ep. 133)
On this episode of The HoopsHype Podcast, Alex Kennedy is joined by Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. They discuss Chris' new podcast "Posted Up," his media career, recent NBA trades, where the top 2019 free agents will sign this summer, Anthony Davis' trade request and what his future holds, which stars may become available next and more.
Feb 21 2019
Rank #11: NBA Award Picks and Bold Predictions for the 2019-20 Season (Ep. 153)
Oct 24 2019
Rank #12: Discussing How Nets Mishandled Kyrie Irving Story, Giannis Antetokounmpo's Future and More with USA TODAY's Jeff Zillgitt (Ep. 155)
Oct 31 2019
Rank #13: Quentin Richardson on his Cult-Favorite Clippers, the 7-Seconds-or-Less Suns, his Relationship With Michael Jordan, his BIG3 Experience and More (Ep. 116)
On this episode of The HoopsHype Podcast, Quentin Richardson talks about his various NBA stints, how today's NBA players are different, the impact social media has had on the league, his relationship with Michael Jordan, his experiences in the BIG3 and much more.
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Dec 13 2018
Rank #14: Eric Pincus on Latest NBA Trade Buzz, His Salary Cap Expertise, the Sports Business Classroom and More (Ep. 169)
Jan 02 2020
Rank #15: Remembering Kobe Bryant: Our Conversation With the Legend
Today, the world is grieving after the death of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven others who passed away on Sunday in a tragic helicopter crash. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Bryant family and everyone who has been impacted by this tragedy. In June of 2018, I was able to have a wide-ranging conversation with Kobe on this podcast about his playing days, off-court endeavors and life after basketball. As we celebrate Kobe's extraordinary life and legendary career, we wanted to share that interview again for anyone who's interested in hearing from Kobe. RIP
Jan 27 2020
Rank #16: Breaking Down the Blockbuster Sixers-Wolves Trade Involving Jimmy Butler, Robert Covington and Dario Saric (Ep. 109)
On this episode of The HoopsHype Podcast, Alex Kennedy is joined by Frank Urbina. They discuss to today's blockbuster deal that sent Jimmy Butler and Justin Patton to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for Robert Covington, Dario Saric, Jerryd Bayless and a 2022 second-round pick. They break the deal down for both teams and also answer listen-submitted questions related to the blockbuster trade.
Nov 11 2018
Rank #17: Al Harrington on the Finals, the "We Believe" Warriors, His NBA Career, His Cannabis and CBD Businesses, His CBD Study on Retired Athletes and More (Ep. 144)
Jun 01 2019
Rank #18: Analyzing the New-Look Lakers, Clippers and Warriors with USA TODAY's Mark Medina (Ep. 154)
Oct 28 2019
Rank #19: Ben Golliver on Zion Williamson's Potential, the Best NBA Landing Spots for Zion, His Journalism Career, NBA Award Races and More (Ep. 121)
On this episode of The HoopsHype Podcast, Alex Kennedy is joined by Ben Golliver of The Washington Post. They discuss Ben's rise from BlazersEdge.com to traditional media powerhouses, advice for young writers, Zion Williamson's potential, which NBA teams would be the best fit for Zion, the NBA's award races and more.
Jan 08 2019