Welcome back to CSPN’s Know the Score !
Author Jonathan Abrams drops by to discuss his newly released book “Boys Among Men: How the Prep-to-Pro Generation Redefined the NBA and Sparked a Basketball Revolution.” Jonathan undertook years of interviews and research to write this book, which you can order now at http://boysamongmen.com.
Follow Jonathan on twitter @Jpdabrams.
Also discussed this episode were the first round upsets that busted so many March Madness brackets, Adam LaRoche retiring after the White Sox told him his son was no longer welcome in the clubhouse, and a somber farewell to recently departed Baltimore Ravens cornerback Tray Walker.
All of this, plus our nominees for the weekly #KTSPod awards.
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Play of the Week nominees
- Paul Jesperson half-court buzzer beater propels 11 Northern Iowa to first round upset over 6 Texas
- Iowa’s Adam Woodbury sinks overtime game winner vs. Temple
- Josh Hagins game tying 3-pointer to send the game into overtime in 12-seed Little Rock’s upset over 5 seed Purdue
Ride the Pine nominees
- The New York Knicks – Melo burned out, Rambis using Porzingis wrong, & Phil considering coaching only home games.
- Goose Gossage speaks again. This time he references Cam Newton!!!
- Michigan State basketball – Vegas Sportsbook pick to win it all, upset 90-81 by Middle Tennessee State, disappointing fans & MSU alumni, especially Draymond Green & Steve Smith
Score of the Week nominees
- 13 – Number of first round upsets in this year’s NCAA tournament, tying 2001 record.
- $115M – Florida jury rules in favor of Hulk Hogan in privacy case vs. Gawker Media.
- 9- rank in all-time NBA assists and number of NBA franchises played for by veteran PG Andre Miller, who turns 40 today.
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Tyler Ball has amassed a wealth of knowledge and experience covering intercollegiate sports, particularly at the Historically Black College and Universities (HBCU) of our nation.With over 10 years of service at N.C. A&T State University, Tyler has had access to some of the best athletes over the past 20 years. Tyler is a Sports Media Journalist and blog contributor whose work has been featured in the Associated Press, ESPN, and Sports Illustrated.
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