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Bill Rhoden on Sports

Bill Rhoden on Sports

This weekly podcast will bring listeners into a wide, ever-expanding world of personalities, characters and issues related to--but not confined to--sports. Legendary sports columnist William C. Rhoden will take you inside clubhouses, locker rooms and boardrooms where we will get inside the heads and beneath the veneer of the men and women who play--and own--the games we love. We will celebrate investigate and interrogate inside the arena of ideas. Welcome to Bill Rhoden on Sports.

  • Thursday, May 5th
  • EP 68: Jonathan Abrams

    51:35
    Bill and Jamal welcome Jonathan Abrams. Jonathan currently works for Bleacher Report and is a NY Times best-selling author of 'Boys Among Men: How the Prep-to-Pro Generation Redefined the NBA and Sparked a Basketball Revolution.' 
  • Friday, April 29th
  • EP 67: Baron Davis

    31:33
    NBA veteran and filmmaker Baron Davis talks to Bill and Jamal about his extraordinary new documentary The Drew. Set to debut on Showtime April 29th,  The Drew tells a no hold barred story about the legendary summer basketball league that has been a life vest and proving ground for generations of ballers in South Central L.A. More than a film about a basketball league, The Drew is Davis’s portrait of the community which gave  the strength and support for an enduring career as an athlete and a filmmaker. Davis talks about Steph Curry, the NBA playoffs, and and his own aspirations to return to the NBA. This and much much more on the latest edition of Bill Rhoden on Sports.
  • Thursday, April 28th
  • EP 66: Chamique Holdsclaw

    34:44
    Former New York City basketball legend and University of Tennessee star Chamique Holdsclaw along with two time Academy-Award nominated filmmaker Rick Goldsmith discuss "Mind/Game" the new documentary about her battle with mental illness. In a typically in depth conversation with Bill and Jamal, Chamique talks about her often dark and lonely battle with mental illness.  Chamique talks about the difficulty of dealing with mental illness in the highly competitive sports culture where vulnerability is taken as a sign of weakness. She tried to mask her condition until her world finally caved in. This is a fascinating conversation  with a courageous human being about  an important issue. This and more on the latest edition of Bill Rhoden On Sports.
  • Friday, April 22nd
  • Here Comes LeBron! (?)

    43:05
    Chris Haynes, who covers the Cleveland Cavilers for Cleveland.com, talks with Bill and Jamal about the crazy regular season and strong post season of the NBA’s most mysterious team. Haynes talks about the team’s breakup with David Blatt, LeBron’s strong relationship with Tyron Lue and the Cavs chances of defeating Golden State IF they reach the NBA Finals. Jamal talks about his first foray into the hockey playoffs, an electric atmosphere at the Barclays Center.  Finally Bill and Jamal pay tribute  to the Pearl—Dwayne Washington--on the same day the world loses a Prince. This and more on Bill Rhoden on Sports.
  • Thursday, April 14th
  • A Unique approach to understanding Jackie Robinson

    56:09
    Bill and Jamal speak with author, historian and film critics Danny Peary about his upcoming book Jackie Robinson in quotes.  Peary's collection of insights from players, politicians ,civil rights leaders and many many others offers an a vast kaleidoscope of insights and observations about a man regarded as one of the most important figures in United States history. "Jackie Robinson, my husband, is a hero to many people because he is a famous baseball player. He's a hero to me because he has handled one of the most difficult problems in human relations with restraint and dignity. By doing this he is helped the status of Negroes everywhere." Rachel Robinson, 1951. We discuss this and more on the latest edition of Bill Rhoden On Sports.
  • Thursday, April 7th
  • Ken Burns talks Jackie Robinson

    37:23
    The acclaimed filmmaker talks with Bill and Jamal about tackling the Robinson project and why he feels Robinson is the most important athlete in the history of U.S. Sports. This and more on the next edition of Bill Rhoden on Sports
  • Tuesday, April 5th
  • Villanova Championship Edition

    27:07
    Last night's NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Game was such a classic that we had to bring you a special edition of Bill Rhoden On Sports. Bill and Jamal report to us live from NRG Stadium in Houston, hours after Kris Jenkins’ miracle shot gave Villanova its second National Championship. Ironically, Bill’s first Final Four was in 1985, which ended with Villanova claiming its first championship. Bill and Jamal wrap up last night’s monumental game, put it in context, discuss what it means for the Big East, and reflect on the college basketball season that was.
  • Monday, April 4th
  • Live From Houston!

    01:20:52
    On the latest edition of Bill Rhoden On Sports, Bill and Jamal join us live from Houston at the Final Four hours before the Villanova/North Carolina Championship Game matchup. They are joined by former Illinois great and current Big Ten Network and Fox Sports analyst Stephen Bardo. Bardo talks to Bill and Jamal about his Final Four experience with the Illini, his up and down professional career, his life in broadcasting post basketball, and the hurdles that African Americans face in the sports industry off the playing field/court. Finally, Bill and Jamal catch up with Charles Barkley at a reporters’ round-table. As usual, Sir Charles pulls no punches on subjects ranging from the importance of African American kids getting their education to Donald Trump.
  • Thursday, March 31st
  • More March Madness

    57:16
    In this March Madness edition of Bill Rhoden on Sports, Bill and Jamal discuss the respective Regionals they covered. Bill was in Chicago where Syracuse earned a Final Four berth with a remarkable comeback victory over Virginia. Jamal was in Philadelphia where North Carolina crushed the opposition. Jim Boeheim compared the ACC with the old Big East while Roy Williams talks about the difficulty his team endured the season. Bill talks about the Vegas 16 tournament he attended in Las Vegas earlier this week while Jamal discusses the bizarre actions of DeAngelo Russell, the Laker’s rookie undercover Brother. This and more on Bill Rhoden on Sports.
  • Thursday, March 24th
  • March Madness -- and Beyond!

    45:58
    Bill and Jamal are joined by distinguished University of Wisconsin law professor Linda S Greene to discuss the long and short term implications of the NCAA tournament. They discuss the phenomenon of the fifth year senior, mid major coaches who bolt for larger paychecks, and the intriguing idea of a national Big East basketball conference. This and much more on Bill Rhoden on sports.
  • Tuesday, March 15th
  • Bracket magic!

    01:04:09
    Bill, Jamall, and producer Pat discuss the phenomena that has become March Madness. The NCAA Division I basketball tournament has become the second most popular sports holiday in the United States; second only to the Super Bowl. Bill Jamal and Pat discuss the tournament and give readers a bonus by selecting winners. This week they pick Round of One winners. Go Hampton!
  • Thursday, March 10th
  • End of the Peyton Manning Era

    37:35
    Bill was in Denver for the Manning retirement news conference. Bill and Jamal discuss the Manning legacy, his impact on the game, and how allegation of abuse might impact his legacy. They talk March Madness and Jamal shares a conversation with Charles Barkley. This and more on Bill Rhoden on Sports.
  • Thursday, March 3rd
  • Black history you need to know: the great Sherman Howard!

    01:23:40
    Bill and Jamal and welcome Sherman Howard, age 90 and his daughter Vietta as they discuss his amazing new book. Mr. Howard is the oldest living African-American to have played in the National Football League. Sherman talks about his life growing up in Louisiana, migrating at a young age to Chicago rubbing elbows and being influenced by the likes of Jack Johnson and Jesse Owens. He talks about playing college football at Iowa, transferring to Nevada, playing in the NFL with the New York Yankees (Who became the Baltimore Colts), then the Cleveland Browns. Perhaps Mr. Howard's most difficult assignment was trying to make a football player out of Bill Rhoden at Chicago's Harlan High school. He may not have succeeded on the football front, but he turned out pretty good journalist. Join us for this and more on another addition of Bill Rhoden on sports.
  • Thursday, February 25th
  • EP 55: College Basketball

    58:58
    It's all about college basketball on this episode of Bill Rhoden on Sports! Bill and Jamal talk about the college basketball season beginning to wind down; how a powerhouse program can keep its sustainability; and, then discuss the appreciation of life.
  • Tuesday, February 23rd
  • EP 54: Crystal McCrary

    01:13:17
    Sports as you never heard them discussed. Bill and Jamal welcome author and filmmaker Crystal McCrary to the show. They talk about her son Cole, one of the upcoming high school stars on the new York high School basketball scene. Crystal talks about how her experiences growing up in Detroit, becoming a lawyer, a writer, a filmmaker,  and a mother of three have helped her help her son keep notoriety in perspective. Bill, Jamal and Crystal have a great conversation about the differences between entitlement and belonging. This and more on the latest episode of Bill Rhoden On Sports. 
  • Thursday, February 18th
  • EP 53: Long live Jesse Owens!

    01:06:13
    Bill and Jamal celebrate the movie release of "Race" by speaking with the film's star Stephan James and filmmaker Laurens Grant to discuss the life and times of Jesse Owens. James, who played John Lewis in the film Selma, talks about portraying Owens while Grant whose documentary on Owens won an Emmy, talks about the fact vs fiction in historic portrayals. This and more on another Episode of Bill Rhoden on Sports.
  • Thursday, February 11th
  • EP 52: Super Bowl 50 wrap up and James Lofton

    01:16:52
    Bill and Jamal wrap up Super Bowl 50--the Cam Bowl--and welcome Hall of Fame wide receiver and broadcaster James Lofton. Lofton, a former Stanford all America--and high School quarterback--  offers a unique perspective on  Denver’s victory, Newton’s performance and discusses the challenges for Newton going forward. Lofton also talks about life in the NFL the rigors of the game and whether he would have allowed his  sons to play the game if they were coming of age today.  This and more on the latest edition of Bill Rhoden on Sports.       
  • Friday, February 5th
  • EP 51: Jonathan Jones and Mark Washington

    01:05:23
    Jonathan Jones covers the Carolina Panthers for the Charlotte Observer. Mark Washington is a former cornerback in the NFL. He played for ten seasons with the Dallas Cowboys and the New England Patriots. Washington won two Super Bowls while playing for the Cowboys in 1971 against the Miami Dolphins, and 1977 against the Denver Broncos.
  • Monday, January 25th
  • EP 50: Live from Charlotte!

    44:36
    On the latest edition of Bill Rhoden On Sports, Bill and Jamal wrap up the NFL conference championships. Bill, speaking from North Carolina talks about the legend of Cam Newton and the evolution of African American quarterbacks. Bill and Jamal discuss Newton’s legacy and his upcoming showdown with NFL icon Peyton Manning. This and more on Bill Rhoden on Sports.
  • Thursday, January 21st
  • EP 49: Angela Yee

    56:04
    Jamal and I have a great conversation with Angela Yee the dynamic co-host of The Breakfast Club on Power 105.1. In a wide-ranging, free-flowing conversation Angela talks about her career in broadcasting the challenges for a black woman in a male-dominated field. She discusses professional athletes needing to take precautions against being targeted by men and women who mean them no good. All this and more on Bill Rhoden on Sports.
  • Friday, January 15th
  • EP 48: Jonathan Jones

    43:35
    Jonathan Jones calls in to the show to disucss the Carolina Panthers and the rest of the NFL Divisional Round Playoffs.  Jones covers the Panters for the Charlotte Observer. Bill and Jamal then talk about the relocation of the Rams and the death of Lawrence Phillips.
  • Tuesday, January 12th
  • EP 47: College Football Wrap-up

    37:13
    Bill calls in from Arizona! He and Jamal talk about the College Football Championship Game, in which Alabama defeated Clemson and where Nick Saban ranks as an all-time great college coach.
  • Thursday, January 7th
  • EP 46: George Vecsey

    57:08
    In the latest episode of Bill Rhoden On Sports, Bill and Jamal speak with author and long time New York Times Sports columnist George Vecsey about a fascinating Journey in journalism that spans five decades. Part one of a great conversation with a great man!
  • Tuesday, January 5th
  • EP 45: NFL Talk in Harlem

    01:04:59
    Bill and Jamal travel to Home Sweet Harlem in Harlem, NYC to talk about football. They talk about the Giants and Jets dissapointing seasons before previewing the Wildcard round of the NFL Playoffs. Bill then welcomes a special guest to the show.
  • Wednesday, December 30th, 2015
  • EP 44: Bowl games!

    01:29:35
    Bill and Jamal talk to Florida State AD, Stan Wilcox, about his journey from Notre Dame hoops player to ACC Athletic Director, his thoughts on Jameis Winston and the state of college athletics, and Florida State's upcoming Chick-Fil-A Bowl game versus Houston.
  • Tuesday, December 29th, 2015
  • Remembering Meadowlark Lemon, The Jets & The Knicks

    01:04:47
    Bill Rhoden and Jamal Murphy welcome Chris Herring from the Wall Street Journal to reBmember the legend, Harlem Globetrotter, Meadowlark Lemon.  They also talk the enigma known as the New York Knicks.  Bill and Jamal then cover the Jets vs Patriots as we hear from coach Belichick and coach Bowles on a very unusual overtime decision from one of the most successful coaches in the history of the NFL.  
  • Thursday, December 24th, 2015
  • EP 42:Odell Beckham and his on-the-field actions

    39:23
    Bill and Jamal discuss Odell Beckham's antics on the field against the Carolina Panthers and whether or not he should be suspended. The guys then recap the rest of Week 15 of the NFL, but don't forget about an NBA game on Christmas Day. Bill welcomes Brooklyn College students to the show.
  • Thursday, December 17th, 2015
  • EP 41: Roman Oben

    49:40
    On this episode of Bill Rhoden On Sports, Bill & Jamal are joined by the NFL's Roman Oben who talks about the league's initiatives to make football safer  at the youth level. Roman also discuses his fascinating  journey from Cameroon to the United States to a 12 year career in the NFL as a lineman and Super Bowl champion. This and much more on the latest edition of Bill Rhoden on Sports. 
  • Monday, December 14th, 2015
  • Stormy Monday Blues!

    45:33
    In this episode of Bill Rhoden On Sports, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and head coach Pete Carroll talk about the role a heartbreaking Super Bowl loss played in motivating this years team. Bill and Jamal discuss Golden State's  first loss and end with the Good news that Serena Williams  was voted Sports Illustrated Sports Person of the Year. This and more on Bill Rhoden on Sports.
  • Thursday, December 10th, 2015
  • EP 39: Dr. Sydney Butts

    01:06:52
    On  the latest version of Bill Rhoden On Sports, Bill and Jamal have an amazing conversation with reconstructive surgeon Dr. Sydney Butts, who talks about her love of sports, facial injuries and  how a medical team in the operating  room shares many traits with a successful football team. They talk about LeBron’s lifetime Nike deal, Kevin Durant’s defense of Kobe, Golden State’s legacy and the woman’s national soccer team decision to say “No.”  They even manage to get in some hockey conversation . This and more on Bill Rhoden On Sports.
  • Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015
  • EP 38: Rick Pitino address allegations at Louisville/Legacy of Kobe Bryant/Sen. John McCain Supports Pardon For Jack Johnson

    47:33
    In the Latest episode  of Bill Rhoden on Sports, Bill and Jamal listen to Rick Pitino discuss for the first time allegations of parties and call girls allegedly arranged by a former Louisville assistant coach. They also discuss the retirement and legacy Kobe Bryant as well as efforts by Senator John McCain to have Jack Johnson's 1913 Mann  Act Conviction overturned. This and more on Bill Rhoden on Sports.
  • Saturday, November 28th, 2015
  • EP 37: Cam Newton and author Bijan Bayne

    54:18
    Welcome to the Thanksgiving edition of Bill Rhoden on Sports! Bill talked to Cam Newton after he led the Panthers to 10-0! Also, Bill talks Patriots and the NBA...will the Warriors ever lose a game? The show then welcomes a very special guest; author Bijan Bayne, who recently put out the book: Elgin Baylor: The Man Who Changed Basketball. Hear some great insights into the life and career of one of the best to ever play the game. Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for listening!
  • Thursday, November 19th, 2015
  • EP 36: Benjamin Watson, Football Player, Author

    32:04
    Bill Rhoden and Jamal Murphy welcome New Orleans Saints Tight End Benjamin Watson to Bill Rhoden on Sports. Ben is not only an excellent veteran tight end, he is also an author! His new book is titled "Under Our Skin", talking about race, talking about how we view each other and our biases that sometimes we don't even know we have. An excellent conversation with a man that's more than just a football player.
  • Thursday, November 12th, 2015
  • EP 35: Racial Conflict at the University of Missouri and Is DFS a Game of Skill or Luck?

    45:13
    With so many hot topics to discuss, Jamal and I offer perspective on the University of Missouri episode, asking the crucial question: "What next." We also discuss the on going dispute between the New York States Attorney and the two major fantasy sites--Fan Duel and Draft Kings. Jamal and producer Pat, heavy fantasy players, debate the distinction between skill and luck. Bill sets the record straight by declaring that he does not engage in Fantasy and thinks it's all luck, and all gambling. We also discuss the hiring of Dusty Baker by the Washington Nationals . All this and more on Bill Rhoden on Sports.
  • Thursday, November 5th, 2015
  • EP 34: The Nationals Hire Dusty Baker as the Baseball Season Concludes

    32:36
    Bill and Jamal put a bow on the World Series. Bill talks to Mets manager Terry Collins about his controversial decision to leave Matt Harvey in to pitch the 8th inning of game 5. Bill and Jamal also discuss the Washington Nationals's about face hiring of Dusty Baker as manager. This and more on another episode of Bill Rhoden on Sports.
  • Monday, November 2nd, 2015
  • EP 33: Royals Mets World Series Wrap-up And an Interview with Kareem Abdul Jabbar about his new HBO documentary: Minority of One.

    44:59
    Bill and Jamal discuss the Kansas City Royals's impressive World Series victory. They dissect Mets manager game changing decision to let Matt Harvey to pitch one more inning—when he knew he should have pulled him. Then listen to a riveting conversation with Hall of Famer, author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar who talks about his public persona, health challenges and shares candid thoughts about Andrew Bynum, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard. All of this and more on Bill Rhoden On Sports
  • Friday, October 30th, 2015
  • EP 32: World Series/Victor Cruz Documentary/NFL

    40:55
    Bill starts off the show by talking about the World Series. Jamal and producer Pat still believe in the Mets! Jamal was at a screening for Victor Curz's documentary, "I Am Giant: Victor Cruz." Bill, Jamal, and Pat then discuss how the Giants and Jets will fare in Week 8.
  • Friday, October 23rd, 2015
  • EP 31: Swin Cash

    01:00:58
    Listen into a scintillating conversation with WNBA all star Swin Cash as she talks about the New York Liberty's great playoff run, the importance of leadership and a winning mindset. She discusses her journey from the the housing projects in McKeesport Pennsylvania to stardom at UConn, and a championship career in the WNBA. Swin discusses her relationship with Coach Bill Laimbeer, her Cash for Kids foundation and her love affair with the hometown Pittsburg Steelers. This and more on another edition of Bill Rhoden on sports
  • Wednesday, October 21st, 2015
  • EP 30: Gary Matthews Jr.

    01:29:13
    Bill and Jamal Murphy welcome former major league baseball player Gary Matthews Jr back to the show to discuss the baseball playoffs. Gary talks about the magic of the post season, his own playoff experiences, and his regrets of not winning a championship. He discusses "the bat flip" (not a big fan) showboating (even less of a fan) and why he thinks baseball is the best game of them all. He also talks about the challenges of raising a teenage son and the beauty of life after baseball.
  • Thursday, October 15th, 2015
  • EP 29: Laurel J. Richie

    44:10
    Laurel Richie calls into the show on the eve of Game 5 of the 2015 WNBA Championship Game to discuss the current state of the WNBA. Richie is the current president of the Women's National Basketball Association. Bill asked Bill Laimbeer how far he thinks the WNBA can grow in popularity.
  • Tuesday, October 13th, 2015
  • EP 28: Chase Utley's Slide

    36:07
    Bill, Jamal, and producer Pat give their opinion on Chase Utley's slide into Ruben Tejada during Game 2 of the National League Division Series; Charlie Steiner comments on the play; the guys react to what Steiner had to say. They also touch on week 6 of the NFL.
  • Wednesday, October 7th, 2015
  • EP 27: Jarrett Bell

    01:00:04
    Bill and Jamal welcome Jarrett Bell. Bell is an NFL columnist for USA Today and stops to talk on his way to the NFL meetings in NY. The three discuss many topics about football, including the integrity of game and the integration of the NFL. Bill, Jamal, and Jarrett give their opinion on the controversial call on this past Monday Night Football game, Michael Vick's performance, and what is next for Geno Smith. Other sports are brought up, such as Michigan State's basketball program and their head coach Tom Izzo.
  • Wednesday, September 30th, 2015
  • EP 26: Demario Davis

    01:23:25
    Bill and Jamal welcome Damario Davis. Davis is a linebacker for the New York Jets.
  • Friday, September 25th, 2015
  • EP 25: Recap Thursday Night NFL Game and Look Ahead to the Weekend of NFL and College Football Games

    35:18
    Bill, Jamal, and producer Pat discuss the NY Giants defeating Washington on Thursday Night Football, whether or not there should be a minimum age restriction on professional athletes, and preview Week 3 of the NFL.
  • Thursday, September 24th, 2015
  • EP 24: Omar Minaya

    50:21
    Bill, Jamal, and Bryan welcome Omar Minaya to the show to discuss all aspects of baseball. Minaya currently works for the Major League Baseball Players Association. He previously served as Sr. VP of Baseball Operations for the San Diego Padres, as well as, General Manager for the Montreal Expos and New York Mets.
  • Friday, September 18th, 2015
  • EP 23: Big Sports Weekend

    44:13
    WNBA Playoffs, Mets vs Yankees Subway Series, Peyton and Eli Manning, Tony Romo, Manziel vs Mariota game.
  • Thursday, September 17th, 2015
  • EP 22: Katrina Adams

    59:34
    Bill, Jamal, and Bryan talk to Katrina Adams. Adams is a former professional American tennis player from Chicago and the current president of the United States Tennis Association.
  • Friday, September 4th, 2015
  • EP 21: Attorney Ron Katz on Tom Brady Ruling

    20:28
    This week Bill talks to Attorney Ron Katz about a Federal Judge overturning Roger Goodell’s 4 game suspension of Tom Brady and the impact it could have on professional sports.
  • Tuesday, September 1st, 2015
  • EP 20: Director/Producer Stanley Nelson

    49:25
    Bill and Jamal welcome director and producer Stanley Nelson. Nelson discusses his new documentary "The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution." The film examines the rise of the Black Panther Party in the 1960s and its impact on civil rights and American culture.
  • Friday, August 28th, 2015
  • EP 19: Playground Legend Carlton "Moto" Greene

    57:42
    Bill and Jamal welcome playground legend Carlton "Moto" Greene and Dr. Cari Washington to the podcast. Carlton and Dr. Washington have co-authored the book, "Still Got Game", a reflection of Carlton's years dominating the NYC playground.
  • Thursday, August 20th, 2015
  • EP 18: Althea Documentary Producer/Director Rex Miller

    52:22
    Bill and Jamal welcome filmmaker and author Rex Miller to talk about his latest project, the documentary "Althea". Rex gives us a glimpse into the film and why and how he came to make it. They also make comparisons to today's female tennis champion, Serena Williams.
  • Friday, August 14th, 2015
  • EP 17: New York Liberty Guard Candace Wiggins!

    46:20
    Bill and crew talk to Candace about Coach Bill Laimbeer, Epiphany Prince, bringing a championship to NY, playing in Greece, Spain, Israel and Istanbul. Playing in Europe vs USA, Diana Tirasi, th death of her father, former MLB player Alan Wiggins from AIDS and being an AIDS/HIV spokesperson.
  • Monday, August 10th, 2015
  • Bill previews the Martha's Vineyard Black Film Festival with Althea Gibson documentary director, Rex Miller.

    10:58
    Bill and Rex talk about Althea Gibson, what made her great and why Rex chose to direct the documentary, Althea.
  • Friday, August 7th, 2015
  • CBS MORNING SHOW ANCHOR GAYLE KING

    01:04:51
    Bill, Jamal and Bryan welcome Gayle King! They talk about singing to the oldies, embracing ageism, Sandra Bland, Racism, growing up in Turkey, working hard, Black Woman on TV, Oprah, Tom Brady scandal, dating requirements, Adam Silver, NY Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores.
  • Friday, July 31st, 2015
  • EP 14: WBC World Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder

    01:20:17
    Bill, Jamaal and Bryan start off discussing the latest with Tom Brady and Deflategate & the Mets Wilmer Flores trade that wasn't, before being joined by current WBC World Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder about taking over the world of boxing!
  • Friday, July 24th, 2015
  • EP 13: International Rhoden!

    56:10
    An American Rhoden living in Germany! Opera and The Arts in Germany, Level of Opera Competition in Europe vs United States, Chicago sports, Role models William Warfield & George Shirley, Racism in Germany, Immigration in Germany.
  • Friday, July 17th, 2015
  • Bill and crew welcome Richard Parsons!

    01:06:33
    Richard Parsons, interim CEO of the LA Clippers, joins Bill Rhoden on Sports to talk about basketball, jazz, Rockafeller, wine and everything in between.
  • Friday, July 10th, 2015
  • NBA, DeAndre Jordan, Fireworks! Arthur Ashe remembered on his birthday.

    57:07
    Bill, Jamaal and Bryan discuss the JPP accident, NBA Free agency with DeAndre Jordan, Mark Cuban, Lack of African American and Hispanic baseball coaches, Mets, Yankees, Wimbelton, Serena Williams streak, Arthur Ashe legacy, Williams sister tennis dominance and more!
  • Friday, July 3rd, 2015
  • EP 10: Discussion with Executive Director of NBPA Michele Roberts.

    01:03:40
    NBA Draft, 1 year anniversary of her term as ED of union, work for the players, never been confused as to who she works for, first african american female ED of major franchise, free agency, players union past failures, players vs owner income disparity, Collective Bargaining, Adam Silver, Racism in the League, Summer league, NBA Age Limits, Salary cap, her background as a corporate litigator, 1st Annual Players Choice Awards
  • Friday, June 26th, 2015
  • Episode 9: The 2015 NBA Draft. Phil Jackson, Kristaps Porzingis?

    52:29
    Bill and crew break down the 2015 NBA Draft. Who is Kristaps Porzingis? Bill has no patience for Phil Jackson...he is on the clock! They also talk about winners and losers in the draft and how long does it take for a draft pick to make an impact in the NBA?

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