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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

Raptors Win NBA Title + AD To L.A.

6/17/2019
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John Schuhmann and Shaun Powell recap the Raptors' championship win over the Warriors in The Finals. Then they discuss the Lakers' reported deal for Anthony Davis, how it affects the rest of the league, and storylines to watch as the offseason begins. via Knit

Duration:00:42:43

NBA Finals Game 5 Preview

6/10/2019
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John Schuhmann and Shaun Powell set the stage for Game 5 of The Finals in Toronto tonight. They discuss the electric atmosphere in Canada, Kevin Durant's potential return to the floor, Toronto's defense in Oakland, the importance of Golden State's role players, and more. via Knit

Duration:00:26:40

NBA Finals Game 3 Preview

6/4/2019
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John Schuhmann and Shaun Powell set the stage for Game 3 of The Finals in Oakland tomorrow. They discuss how injuries could affect Golden State, the Raptors' defensive scheme against Stephen Curry, the importance of Demarcus Cousins, X-factors for Toronto, and much more. via Knit

Duration:00:25:00

2019 NBA Finals Preview

5/27/2019
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John Schuhmann and Shaun Powell recap the Raptors' run to win the East and reach the NBA Finals. Then they look ahead to how Toronto matches up with Golden State, the storylines to follow, and more. via Knit

Duration:00:25:19

Raptors Even Series + All-Rookie & All-Defensive Teams

5/23/2019
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John Schuhmann and Shaun Powell analyze the Raptors' Game 4 win to even the East finals at 2-2. They break down the adjustments Toronto made at home, the keys for Milwaukee to bounce back in Game 5, and more. Then they dig in to the selections for the All-Rookie and All-Defensive teams, which were announced earlier this week. via Knit

Duration:00:31:38

Latest From Conf. Finals + Magic Opens Up

5/20/2019
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John Schuhmann and Shaun Powell break down the Raptors' big Game 3 win over the Bucks, the Warriors' play without Kevin Durant, the health of Damian Lillard, and more. Then they discuss what Magic Johnson said about the Lakers during a wide-ranging interview on ESPN. via Knit

Duration:00:42:53

Wild Game 7s + Conf. Finals Preview

5/13/2019
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Sekou Smith and John Schuhmann break down the thrilling wins by Portland and Toronto on Sunday. Then they look ahead to the conference finals matchups, discuss storylines to watch, and make predictions before Game 1s this week. via Knit

Duration:00:24:22

Swin Cash on NBA Playoffs, Lakers + More

5/9/2019
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Three-time WNBA champ Swin Cash joins Sekou Smith and John Schuhmann to break down all of the NBA playoffs action. They discuss what's next for Boston after being eliminated by Milwaukee, the Rockets' disappointing Game 5 loss, the development of Ben Simmons, the importance of Paul Millsap, and more. Then they look ahead to tonight's Game 6s and try to make sense of the latest reports out of Los Angeles. via Knit

Duration:00:44:13

Raptors & Nuggets Even Series + Game 4 Previews

5/6/2019
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Sekou Smith and John Schuhmann break down Kawhi Leonard's continued dominance against the Sixers, the Nuggets' impressive Game 4 win, and more from this weekend's playoff action. Then they preview Monday night's Game 4s and discuss what the Celtics and Warriors need to do to bounce back from Game 3 losses. via Knit

Duration:00:32:52

Blazers Even Series, Bucks Bounce Back + More

5/2/2019
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Sekou Smith joins John Schuhmann to talk about the Blazers' impressive Game 2 win on Wednesday night. Then NBA.com writer Steve Aschburner joins to discuss the Bucks' Game 2 adjustments, the Raptors' gameplan for Game 3 in Philadelphia, and more. via Knit

Duration:00:38:15

Weekend Recap + Game 2 Previews

4/29/2019
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Sekou Smith and John Schuhmann break down all of the conference semifinals action from this weekend. They discuss Golden State's Game 1 win over Houston, Boston's impressive performance against Milwaukee, the dominance of Kawhi Leonard, and more. Plus, they preview the storylines to watch in the Blazers-Nuggets series, which begins on Monday night. via Knit

Duration:00:29:35

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