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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

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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.

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English


Episodes

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

"High Flying Bird" with writer Tarell Alvin McCraney

2/7/2019
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Oscar-winning screenwriter and playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney joins Sekou Smith to talk about his new film, "High Flying Bird", which debuts on Netflix on Friday, February 8. Directed by Steven Soderbergh, the film tells the fictional tale of a basketball agent working with his rookie client during a lockout. via Knit

Duration:00:25:10

Porzingis Trade + All-Star Mock Draft

2/4/2019
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Sekou Smith and John Schuhmann discuss the Knicks' decision to trade Kristaps Porzingis. Then they dig into the latest Power Rankings, where the Nuggets and Spurs are on the rise. Plus, they hold an All-Star Mock Draft before LeBron and Giannis draft their teams on Thursday night. via Knit

Duration:00:29:08

Latest From L.A. with Shaun Powell

1/31/2019
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Sekou Smith and John Schuhmann discuss the Pacers without Victor Oladipo. Then NBA.com writer Shaun Powell joins to give insight into the Lakers, LeBron's injury, the pressure to win now, trade deadline strategy, and much more. Then they play some trivia and explore the latest "Perfect Player" category. via Knit

Duration:00:53:20

AD Makes His Decision + Power Rankings

1/28/2019
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Sekou Smith and John Schuhmann dive deep into the next steps for New Orleans, Los Angeles, Boston, New York and the rest of the NBA after Anthony Davis reportedly requested a trade from the Pelicans on Monday. Plus, they dig into the latest NBA Power Rankings and discuss their picks for All-Star reserves. via Knit

Duration:00:46:44

Harden Scores 61 + Celtics Deep Dive

1/24/2019
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Sekou Smith and John Schuhmann break down James Harden's dominant performance against the Knicks. Then they dig into the Celtics -- past and present -- with Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe and author Gary Pomerantz, who has a new book on the relationship between Bob Cousy and Bill Russell. All of that, plus some mid-range shooter trivia, trade deadline rumblings and more. via Knit

Duration:00:57:43

'Melo On The Move + Power Rankings

1/22/2019
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Sekou Smith and John Schuhmann discuss next steps for Carmelo Anthony after being traded to the Bulls. Then they discuss Monday's MLK Day slate of games and dig into the Week 15 Power Rankings, where the Brooklyn Nets are on the rise. Plus, they break down their picks for All-Star starters before Thursday's official announcement. via Knit

Duration:00:36:52

Warriors Wake Up + Latest From OKC

1/17/2019
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Sekou Smith and John Schuhmann discuss the Warriors' hot streak as DeMarcus Cousins nears his debut, another 50-point game from James Harden, and Kyrie Irving's apology to LeBron. Then Erik Horne of The Oklahoman joins to talk Thunder before a key stretch of games this week. Plus, they play some clutch-shot trivia and introduce NBA TV's 'The Perfect Player'. via Knit

Duration:00:50:49

Week 14 Power Rankings + Kyrie's Comments On Celtics

1/14/2019
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Sekou Smith and John Schuhmann break down the action from a busy weekend around the NBA. Then they analyze the latest Power Rankings with a focus on the Warriors, Sixers, Wizards and Lakers. Plus, they dig into Kyrie Irving's comments about the young Celtics. via Knit

Duration:00:37:28

Giannis vs. Harden + Latest From Utah

1/10/2019
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Sekou Smith and John Schuhmann discuss the Bucks' big win over the Rockets in Houston. Then Eric Woodyard of the Deseret News joins to give an inside look at the Jazz, who sit at 21-21 after a slow start to the season. via Knit

Duration:00:35:51

Wolves Fire Thibodeau + Week 13 Power Rankings

1/7/2019
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Sekou Smith and John Schuhmann analyze Minnesota's decision to part ways with coach and president Tom Thibodeau. Then they dig into the latest Power Rankings, where the Spurs, Raptors and Rockets continue to rise as the season nears the halfway point. via Knit

Duration:00:30:15

Power Rankings, 2018 Memories + 2019 Lookahead

12/31/2018
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Sekou Smith and John Schuhmann break down the latest NBA Power Rankings with a focus on the Warriors' energy level, the rise of the Rockets, the Raptors' key upcoming week and more. Then they look back at the biggest storylines from 2018, discuss LeBron's GOAT comments and set the stage for 2019 in the NBA. via Knit

Duration:00:48:35

Latest From L.A. + Christmas Recap

12/27/2018
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Sekou Smith and John Schuhmann discuss all of the action from an exciting Christmas Day, with a focus on the Sixers, Celtics and Jazz. Then Brad Turner of the L.A. Times joins for an inside look at how strong starts by the Lakers and Clippers could impact the 2019 offseason for both teams. Finally, they play some year-end trivia as 2018 comes to a close. via Knit

Duration:00:40:46

Howard Beck on All-Star Picks, Giannis, AD, KD + More

12/20/2018
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Bleacher Report senior writer Howard Beck joins Sekou Smith and John Schuhmann for a wide-ranging episode. They discuss their early picks for All-Star starters, the rise of Giannis in Milwaukee, the recruitment of Anthony Davis and Kevin Durant, the upcoming Christmas Day slate of games, and much more. via Knit

Duration:00:55:23

Week 10 Power Rankings + Wizards Add Ariza

12/17/2018
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Sekou Smith and John Schuhmann discuss the Wizards addition of Trevor Ariza. Then they dig into the latest NBA.com Power Rankings and analyze the strong play from the Pacers, Kings and Lakers. Plus, they debate which player will have a better career -- Luka Doncic or De'Aaron Fox? via Knit

Duration:00:34:59

Next Steps For Sixers?

12/13/2018
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Sekou Smith and John Schuhmann discuss big wins by the Pelicans and Raptors on Wednesday night. Then Keith Pompey of the Philly Inquirer joins to dig into the latest Sixers storylines, from Jimmy Butler to Joel Embiid to Markelle Fultz. Finally, David Grzybowski calls in to discuss his new book on Philly basketball legend Tom Gola. via Knit

Duration:00:47:48

What's Changed For Bucks This Season?

12/6/2018
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Sekou Smith and John Schuhmann discuss their takeaways from a 10-game NBA Wednesday. Then Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel joins to give his perspective on Giannis Antetokounmpo and the rejuvenated Bucks, who have the 2nd-best record in the East. via Knit

Duration:00:37:25

Bulls Fire Hoiberg + Week 8 Power Rankings

12/3/2018
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Sekou Smith and John Schuhmann analyze the Bulls' decision to part ways with coach Fred Hoiberg. Then they dig into the Week 8 Power Rankings, where the Celtics, Sixers and Lakers are looking strong as the season enters December. via Knit

Duration:00:36:47

Grizzlies with Lang Whitaker + MVP Ladder

11/29/2018
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Sekou Smith and John Schuhmann are joined by Lang Whitaker of Grind City Media to discuss the Grizzlies' strong start, the MVP race after a quarter of the season, and much more. via Knit

Duration:00:35:26