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The HoopsHype Podcast with Michael Scotto

The HoopsHype Podcast with Michael Scotto will bring you in-depth interviews with NBA players, executives, coaches and agents to give you a behind-the-scenes look at The Association.

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Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban on Becoming a Billionaire, Luka Doncic's Success, Playing One-on-One vs. Dirk Nowitzki and More (Ep. 189).

Alex Kennedy chats with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban about becoming a billionaire, how starting a family changed him, misconceptions about life as a billionaire, Luka Doncic's success, lessons from Dirk Nowitzki's career that he can apply to Luka, the NBA's in-season tournament idea, playing one-on-one against Dirk, the NBA's ratings, the importance of having a good owner and more.


2 Mar 2020

Rank #1

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CBA Expert Eric Pincus on NBA Stoppage, How it May Impact Salary Cap, the League's Options and More (Ep. 194)

Alex Kennedy chats with CBA and salary-cap expert Eric Pincus about the NBA stoppage, how badly this could impact the salary cap, the league's options going forward, whether changes may be made to the CBA, how this could affect current contracts, what may happen with free agency and the NBA draft, and more.


19 Mar 2020

Rank #2

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Analyzing the Houston Rockets' No-Center Strategy, Mike D'Antoni's Future, the Giannis-Harden Beef and More (Ep. 187)

Alex Kennedy chats with Rockets Wire editor Ben DuBose about the Houston Rockets' no-center strategy, Mike D'Antoni's future, Robert Covington's terrific play, James Harden's polarizing play, Giannis Antetokounmpo's beef with Harden and much more.


24 Feb 2020

Rank #3

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Larry Hughes on Playing with Michael Jordan/LeBron James, His NBA Career, Battling Injuries and More (Ep. 196)

Alex Kennedy talks to 13-year NBA veteran Larry Hughes about his playing days, various stints around the NBA, playing alongside Michael Jordan and LeBron James, battling injuries, being labeled "overpaid," how raising his four kids changed him, his off-court endeavors and more. Check out Larry's new podcast "Bleav in Wizards" here: https://bleav.com/podcast-show/bleav-in-wizards/


27 Mar 2020

Rank #4

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Kings Center Richaun Holmes on his Career-Year, the Trust-the-Process Sixers, His Development and More (Ep. 188)

Alex Kennedy talks with Sacramento Kings center Richaun Holmes about his breakout season, his upbringing, how fatherhood changed him, playing with the Philadelphia 76ers during the Trust-the-Process era, being traded to the Phoenix Suns for cash considerations, becoming a fan favorite in Sacramento, the toughest player he's ever guarded, the evolution of NBA centers and more.


28 Feb 2020

Rank #5

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Theo Ratliff on the Evolution of NBA Centers, Defending Shaq, Life After Basketball and More (Ep. 185)

Alex Kennedy talks with 16-year NBA veteran Theo Ratliff about his NBA career, the evolution of NBA centers, the toughest big men he defended, playing with Allen Iverson, life after basketball, his off-court endeavors and much more.


16 Feb 2020

Rank #6

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Jason Richardson on the 'We-Believe' Warriors, the Trust-The-Process 76ers, his New Cannabis Venture and More (Ep. 193)

Alex Kennedy is joined by 14-year NBA veteran Jason Richardson. They discuss his underrated NBA career, playing for the "We-Believe" Warriors, being on 76ers during the Trust-the-Process era, playing for the Magic when Dwight Howard demanded a trade, winning two Dunk Contests, his thoughts on Aaron Gordon's 0-2 Dunk Contest record, his decision to go back to college, his retirement, joining a cannabis company called Goldenseed, whether the NBA will someday allow players to use cannabis for pain relief and more.


16 Mar 2020

Rank #7

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Ethan Sherwood Strauss on His New Book "The Victory Machine: The Making and Unmaking of the Warriors Dynasty" (Ep. 202)

Alex Kennedy talks to The Athletic's Ethan Sherwood Strauss, who wrote a new book about the Golden State Warriors' extraordinary run ("The Victory Machine: The Making and Unmaking of the Warriors Dynasty"). Ethan discusses his writing process, his favorite behind-the-scenes stories from the book, his unique relationship with Kevin Durant and much more. Order the book here: https://www.publicaffairsbooks.com/titles/ethan-sherwood-strauss/the-victory-machine/9781541736214/


16 Apr 2020

Rank #8

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Scott Burrell on "The Last Dance," Playing With Michael Jordan, Learning from Phil Jackson and More (Ep. 204)

Alex Kennedy talks with 8-year NBA veteran and 1998 NBA champion Scott Burrell. They discuss “The Last Dance,” the Chicago Bulls’ 1997-98 season, playing with Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, learning from Phil Jackson, Jordan’s “bullying,” and much more.


23 Apr 2020

Rank #9

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Yaron Weitzman on "Tanking to the Top," His New Book About the Philadelphia 76ers' Trust-the-Process Era (Ep. 200)

Alex Kennedy talks with Yaron Weitzman, who's the author of "Tanking to the Top: The Philadelphia 76ers and The Most Audacious Process in the History of Professional Sports." They discuss everything that happened behind the scenes during the Trust-The-Process era, Sam Hinkie's plan, Joel Embiid's background, how agents felt about the tanking, what Yaron learned while doing interviews for this book and much more. The book is available now, order it here: https://www.amazon.com/Tanking-Top-Philadelphia-Audacious-Professional/dp/1538749726


10 Apr 2020

Rank #10

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Chris Haynes on the NBA Suspending the Season Due to Coronavirus and Where the League Goes From Here (Ep. 192)

Alex Kennedy is joined by Yahoo Sports' senior NBA insider Chris Haynes to discuss the shocking news that the NBA has suspended this season due to the coronavirus epidemic. They discuss how long this suspension may last, what people around the NBA are saying, possible long-term consequences and where the league goes from here.


12 Mar 2020

Rank #11