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The Handle Podcast – Mike Storen: 05/15/17

You can’t tell the story of the ABA without multiple mentions of Mike Storen. The former general manager of the Indiana Pacers, the Kentucky Colonels and the one-time commissioner of the league joined the podcast to describe his career path, provide us with insight about his front office…

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May 15, 2017 · 4 Comments

The Handle Podcast – Adam Criblez: 05/01/17

Author Adam Criblez came on the podcast to talk about his book “Tall Tales and Short Shorts” on the 1970s NBA, Pete Maravich’s struggles in the NBA, Julius Erving joining the Bucks as the best what if of the decade and plenty of other 70s basketball minutiae.

May 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Game Trend: Kemba Rests, Reserves Get More Burn, Hornets Lack Firepower Against Bucks

There were no surprises about the way the Charlotte Hornets performed without Kemba Walker, yet the game at least gave us the chance to see more of Treveon Graham, Miles Plumlee and Briante Weber.

April 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Handle Podcast – Kevin Loder: 03/30/17

Two-time NAIA All-American Kevin Loder stopped by to talk about playing multiple sports while growing up, the cultural significance of Alabama State’s success during his time there and remember his days with the early 1980s Kansas City Kings.

March 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Game Trend: Kemba Walker Finds His Way Late to Help Pull Out the Victory

It was a long night for Charlotte Hornets leader Kemba Walker, yet he managed to hit shots when the team needed it the most. Kemba Walker was 3-for-18 from the field when he checked back in the game during the fourth quarter. For the first-time…

March 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Game Trend: Cavaliers Exploit Handy Matchups Against Hornets Bench

It feels like we’ve been here before, doesn’t it? A LeBron James team beats the HornCats for the 718th straight time (to be more precise, Charlotte is 1-29 in the last 30 matchups). They seemingly escape with a close win, yet in reality you never…

March 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Do Two-Center Lineups Still Work in the NBA?

The DeMarcus Cousins trade between the New Orleans Pelicans and the Sacramento Kings from this recent All-Star break was of such magnitude that it is likely to go down in NBA history as one of the most fascinating pre-trade deadline transactions ever.

March 2, 2017 · Leave a comment