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Sekou Smith's Hang Time Podcast (NBA.com)

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The Hang Time lines up the laces on all things NBA for your listening pleasure, 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. Your host, Sekou Smith, is ankle-deep into his second decade covering the league, having spent five years on the NBA beat at the Indianapolis Star and five more years covering the Atlanta Hawks for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Sekou joined the NBA.com family in November of 2009.

The Hang Time lines up the laces on all things NBA for your listening pleasure, 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. Your host, Sekou Smith, is ankle-deep into his second decade covering the league, having spent five years on the NBA beat at the Indianapolis Star and five more years covering the Atlanta Hawks for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Sekou joined the NBA.com family in November of 2009.
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Atlanta, GA

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NBA Digital

Description:

The Hang Time lines up the laces on all things NBA for your listening pleasure, 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. Your host, Sekou Smith, is ankle-deep into his second decade covering the league, having spent five years on the NBA beat at the Indianapolis Star and five more years covering the Atlanta Hawks for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Sekou joined the NBA.com family in November of 2009.

Language:

English


Episodes

Lillard's Dagger, Clippers' Win + Raptors-Sixers Preview

4/25/2019
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Sekou Smith and John Schuhmann break down Damian Lillard's series-winning shot and the Clippers' impressive Game 5 win over the Warriors. Then Michael Grange of Sportsnet in Toronto joins to preview the Raptors-Sixers East semifinals series, which begins on Saturday. They discuss how Toronto will defend Joel Embiid, the importance of Kawhi Leonard, the Warriors' vulnerability, and more. via Knit

Duration:00:46:29

Upcoming Game 5s + Bucks-Celtics Preview

4/23/2019
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Sekou Smith and John Schuhmann analyze every first-round series with a focus on Nets-Sixers, Blazers-Thunder and Nuggets-Spurs. Then they preview the Bucks-Celtics semifinals matchup and discuss the Suns' decision to fire coach Igor Kokoskov. via Knit

Duration:00:47:01

Playoffs Round-Up + Warriors-Clippers Deep Dive

4/18/2019
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Sekou Smith and John Schuhmann discuss every first-round series before Game 3s and 4s this weekend. Then Shaun Powell of NBA.com joins to help analyze the Warriors vs. Clippers series before Game 3 on Thursday night. They break down the Clippers' historic Game 2 comeback, Kevin Durant's mindset, and the Warriors' level of vulnerability after DeMarcus Cousins' injury. via Knit

Duration:00:37:59

Game 1 Takeaways

4/15/2019
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Sekou Smith and John Schuhmann break down all of the NBA playoff action from this weekend. They discuss each series and look ahead to the key storylines to monitor during the games this week. via Knit

Duration:00:35:35

NBA Playoffs First-Round Preview

4/11/2019
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Sekou Smith and John Schuhmann break down every first-round series of the 2019 NBA Playoffs. They discuss the players to watch, key injuries, matchup scenarios, most-likely upsets and more. via Knit

Duration:00:43:58

Playoff Races + Final Power Rankings

4/8/2019
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Sekou Smith and John Schuhmann discuss the Magic and Nets clinching their spots to the playoffs with less than a week to go. Then they analyze the rest of the standings, discuss possible playoff matchups and dig into the final Power Rankings of the '18-19 season. via Knit

Duration:00:30:59

Paul George + NBA Awards Picks

4/4/2019
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Thunder All-Star Paul George joins the show to talk about OKC's playoff push, Russell Westbrook's emotional 20-20-20 performance, and a lot more. Then Sekou Smith and John Schuhmann break down their picks for all of the NBA season awards, from MVP to ROY to COY. via Knit

Duration:00:46:29

Most Improved Player + Pacers' Playoff Push

3/28/2019
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Sekou Smith and John Schuhmann discuss the impact of Jusuf Nurkic's injury before analyzing the candidates for Most Improved Player. Then J. Michael of the Indianapolis Star joins to break down the Pacers' resilient season, the importance of coach Nate McMillan, and the team's plans for this offseason. via Knit

Duration:00:47:23

Playoff Races, Rookie of the Year + Power Rankings

3/25/2019
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Sekou Smith and John Schuhmann recap this weekend's action and analyze how it all affects the playoff races in the East and West. Then they discuss the Rookie of the Year battle between Luka Doncic and Trae Young, the latest NBA.com Power Rankings, and much more. via Knit

Duration:00:33:35

D'Angelo Russell, Clippers' Surprise Season + 2019 Rookie Class

3/20/2019
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Sekou Smith, John Schuhmann and NBA.com writer Shaun Powell discuss the wild win by D'Angelo Russell and the Nets on Tuesday night. Then they focus on the LA Clippers, who continue to surprise in the West. Plus, they analyze the deep 2019 Rookie Class, play some NCAA-related trivia, and much more. via Knit

Duration:00:51:36

Spurs Streaking, Brogdon Out 6-8 Weeks + More

3/18/2019
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Sekou Smith and John Schuhmann break down this weekend's action with a focus on the Lakers' loss at MSG and Sixers vs. Bucks. Then they dig into the latest Power Rankings to discuss how high the Spurs can climb in the West, the impact of Malcolm Brogdon's injury on the Bucks, and matchups they want to see in the first round of the playoffs. via Knit

Duration:00:35:56

Playoffs Races + Latest From Portland

3/14/2019
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Sekou Smith and John Schuhmann discuss Wednesday night's action and the tight playoff races in the East and West. Then Joe Freeman of the Oregonian joins to help break down the Blazers' season and the team's playoffs expectations. Plus, they play some trivia, debate the latest "Perfect Player" category, and more. via Knit

Duration:00:47:46

Warriors Fall To Suns + Week 22 Power Rankings

3/11/2019
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Sekou Smith and John Schuhmann recap this weekend's NBA action, which included the Warriors' surprise loss to the Suns on Sunday. Then they dig into the Week 22 Power Rankings and discuss the return of Joel Embiid, next steps for the Lakers, and more. via Knit

Duration:00:32:03

LeBron Passes MJ + Latest From Detroit

3/7/2019
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Sekou Smith and John Schuhmann break down Wednesday night's NBA action, including LeBron moving into No. 4 on the all-time scoring list. Then Rod Beard of the Detroit News joins to discuss what's changed for the Pistons since the All-Star break. Plus, they play some trivia, debate the latest "Perfect Player" category, and more. via Knit

Duration:00:45:49

Power Rankings + Top 5 Spoiler Teams

3/4/2019
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Sekou Smith and John Schuhmann break down the latest NBA Power Rankings with a focus on the Utah Jazz, who are making noise in the crowded West playoff race. Then they look to the bottom of the standings to see which teams outside of the playoff picture are most likely to play spoiler during the final weeks of the regular season. via Knit

Duration:00:30:06

Wade Beats Warriors + Celtics Continue To Struggle

2/28/2019
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Sekou Smith and John Schuhmann break down the action from a wild Wednesday around the NBA. Then Vince Goodwill of Yahoo Sports joins to talk about the difficulties Kyrie Irving, Brad Stevens and the Celtics have faced this season. Plus, they play some trivia, discuss the Sixers' chemistry experiment, and more. via Knit

Duration:00:51:39

Power Rankings + Playoff Race Updates

2/25/2019
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Sekou Smith and John Schuhmann analyze the latest Power Rankings as teams enter the stretch run of the regular season. They discuss the Bucks' dominance, the Nuggets' big upcoming week, the Spurs' recent struggles, and more. Then they dive into the standings to see which teams may have an edge in the races for the final playoff spots in the East and West. via Knit

Duration:00:35:15

Klay Thompson, Danny Green + More From Charlotte

2/18/2019
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Sekou Smith and John Schuhmann look ahead to the second-half of the season with Warriors All-Star Klay Thompson, Raptors guard Danny Green, and Spurs rookie Lonnie Walker. via Knit

Duration:00:22:16

All-Star Preview with Cassidy Hubbarth

2/14/2019
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ESPN host and reporter Cassidy Hubbarth joins Sekou Smith and John Schuhmann to help set the stage for All-Star 2019 in Charlotte. They preview all of this weekend's action and discuss which players they want to see win during All-Star Saturday Night. via Knit

Duration:00:32:46

David Griffin on Trade Deadline + More

2/11/2019
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NBA TV analyst and former GM David Griffin joins Sekou Smith and John Schuhmann to break down all the moves from last week's NBA Trade Deadline. They discuss the Sixers' addition of Tobias Harris, the challenge Brad Stevens faces in Boston, the Anthony Davis situation, underrated trades, and much more. via Knit

Duration:00:40:12