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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

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

"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