At the end of this month, the United States national team will pack up and head to China for the FIBA World Cup. This will be a nice warmup for team USA with the Summer Olympics right around the corner.  We will see a lot of new faces make the trip to China as a lot of the...
Now that the dust has settled on a wild summer in the NBA, it is time for me to call my (ten) shots for the 2019-20 season. Let the craziness begin. The Knicks are in the playoff race until the end Instead of thinking about what the Knicks do or don't have, think about what typical 8-seed teams are composed...
On my way to Brandon Goodwin's media availability at the Atlanta Hawks' practice facility, I drove through Norcross -- a sprawling suburb on the outskirts of downtown Atlanta. It's a 20 minute drive from the Emory Sports Medicine Complex. It's also where Goodwin spent a large portion of his childhood. Goodwin and his mother moved to Norcross when...
https://radiopublic.com/the-philly-special-podcast-a-pod-WwEwzg/ep/s1!1ac26 Victor welcomes NBA writer Dylan Jackson of USA Today to the show! Join them for the exclusive interview as they cover NBA contracts, what the most effective defensive rotation will be for the Sixers, as well as what teams could benefit from Melo next season. #FlyEaglesFly | #HereTheyCome | The Painted LinesFollow us on...
The Houston Rockets took on the Oklahoma City Thunder in what seemed like a regular season game in a young NBA season. This game would end up being much more significant to Carmelo Anthony; as that game may end up being his last in the NBA.  That game was far from a nail biter -- as the Rockets...
The Atlanta Hawks officially introduced Ray Spalding to the media Wednesday afternoon. According to the AJC's Chris Vivlamore, it's an Exhibit 10 contract. That gives Spalding an incentive to sign with the College Park Skyhawks if he doesn't make the 15-man roster in Atlanta.  Spalding touched on a variety of topics, including his fit, his rookie season, and...
After a big draft night, the Atlanta Hawks' offseason has been mostly quiet. There have been minor additions -- Jabari Parker, Damian Jones -- but nothing that tips the scale at first glance. The Hawks are continuing to ride with a promising young core built around Trae Young, John Collins, and Kevin Huerter.  It's clear the Hawks are...
https://radiopublic.com/the-philly-special-podcast-a-pod-WwEwzg/ep/s1!c2250 Victor welcomes Sixers Beat Writer Ben Mallis of The Pick & Roll to the show all the way from Australia! Join them for the detailed interview as they talk what Ben Simmons & Jonah Bolden mean to Australia, James Ennis winning a title there, what to expect from shiny new point guard Trey Burke &...
https://radiopublic.com/the-philly-special-podcast-a-pod-WwEwzg Victor welcomes fellow Painted Lines Sixers & Delaware Blue Coats writer Harrison Grimm to the show! Join them for this special episode as they discuss the 10 players in the NBA they believe are more overrated than Ben Simmons. #FlyEaglesFly | #HereTheyCome | #RingTheBell  Follow us on Twitter & Instagram @ThePhillyPod!
https://radiopublic.com/the-philly-special-podcast-a-pod-WwEwzg/ep/s1!4a8ae Victor welcomes Houston Rockets Writer & SW Division Lead Dalton Pence of OTG Basketball to the show! Join them for the exciting interview as they discuss Russell Westbrook reuniting with Harden in Houston, why Jimmy wanted no parts of the Rockets, as well as debate the top under 25 duos in the NBA today! ...
The Atlanta Hawks have flown under the radar during one of the most eventful offseasons in recent history. Outside of a bold draft-night trade, Travis Schlenk and the front office have been mostly quiet, renting cap space for picks and acquiring post-prime veterans to bolster the second unit.  With that said, Atlanta has taken more than a couple...
https://radiopublic.com/the-philly-special-podcast-a-pod-WwEwzg/ep/s1!822be Victor welcomes Senior Writer of Basketball Society "ScoopB" to the show! Join them for the detailed interview as they discuss the Sixers' offseason additions, who the Sixers could still sign, & more! Follow us on Twitter @ThePhillyPod!Catch up on all episodes at https://anchor.fm/phillyspecialpodcast