92 episodes

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame photographer Andrew Bernstein discusses life behind the scenes with some of the biggest names in the world of sports. Covering the most memorable events of the past three decades, telling lively and personal stories, plus in-depth discussions about the serious issues affecting current and retired athletes. This podcast about the memories, business and culture of sport is a co-production of Legends of Sport and Los Angeles Times.

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Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame photographer Andrew Bernstein discusses life behind the scenes with some of the biggest names in the world of sports. Covering the most memorable events of the past three decades, telling lively and personal stories, plus in-depth discussions about the serious issues affecting current and retired athletes. This podcast about the memories, business and culture of sport is a co-production of Legends of Sport and Los Angeles Times.

    Legendary Wisdom | Jerry West

    Legendary Wisdom | Jerry West

    Andy chats with the legendary Jerry West.
    Jerry talks about his consulting role with the Clippers, his relationship with owner Steve Ballmer, and why he's still inspired to stay involved with the game. Andy & Jerry discuss his autobiography West by West: My Charmed, Tormented Life; from personal battles with depression, lessons he learned about racial injustice during his playing career in the sixties, and the power of modern athletes. Hear Mr. Clutch's definition of Greatness, his thoughts on the Lakers/Clippers rivalry, and the drive behind his hyper-competitive nature. Jerry also shares his thoughts on the late Kobe Bryant; how he's dealing with the impact of his tragic death, what made him unlike any other athlete, and how he remembers his life, legend & legacy.

    • 58 min
    Leading From Experience | BJ Armstrong

    Leading From Experience | BJ Armstrong

    Andy Bernstein invites 3x NBA Champ & current Executive VP and Managing Executive of Basketball at Wasserman - BJ Armstrong! Andy & BJ discuss his journey to becoming a sports agent post playing career, how the pandemic & bubble has changed his day-to-day operations, The Last Dance documentary, the responsibility of speaking up for social justice, and more! BJ updates us on a few of his clients in the bubble, like Lakers' JaVale McGee, and gives his assessment of the restart so far. PLUS, BJ discusses his first-hand experiences with Michael Jordan & Kobe Bryant, personal memories from an important dinner with the two men, and the lasting impact of their legacies.

    • 44 min
    The Voice Inside | Mike Breen

    The Voice Inside | Mike Breen

    Andy invites one of the NBA's most notable voices - Mike Breen of NBA on ESPN & ABC! BANG! Mike discusses his approach to his craft, his path into broadcasting, early influences, his induction into the NBA HOF, the 2020 HOF class, and more! Hear Mike describe what life will be like for him inside the bubble, as well as his experiences working with Mark Jackson, Jeff Van Gundy & Doris Burke! PLUS, Andy checks in with Tania Ganguli of the LA Times, who has been reporting from the bubble! Tania tells us what the quarantine process was for entering the bubble, and the various processes the NBA has put into place to ensure safety of players and staff!

    • 45 min
    Coaching In A Bubble

    Coaching In A Bubble

    Andy chats with LA Sparks Head Coach Derek Fisher, and Houston Rockets Head Coach Mike D'Antoni about their approach to coaching in a bubble! 5x NBA Champ Derek Fisher tells us about the current state of the LA Sparks as they prepare for life in the bubble, the team's voice for social justice reform, and how he's viewing his role coming into a new scenario. Next, Andy chats with Mike D'Antoni about his expectations for his team, the NBA Coaches Association's Racial Injustice & Reform Committee, his legendary playing career in Italy, his experiences with Team USA in 2008 & 2012, playing against Joe "Jellybean" Bryant, and his first memories of young Kobe Bryant.

    • 43 min
    The Long Goodbye

    The Long Goodbye

    Andy discusses training and media access in the bubble with former Lakers Trainer Gary Vitti & Bleacher Report's Howard Beck! First, Andy & Gary discuss how teams are preparing for action in the bubble, his thoughts and concerns on the situation, how players have stayed mentally & physically fit during the pandemic, similarities/differences to Magic Johnson's return following his HIV diagnosis, and more! Then, Andy chats with Howard Beck about life for media members in the bubble, how the media's jobs have changed, what teams may carry an advantage coming in, what should be expected from the rookies, and what fans should expect!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    A New Beginning

    A New Beginning

    Welcome to "Restarting the Clock"! Andy kicks off our brand new 16-week series centered around the restart of the NBA season! Andy chats with Tania Ganguli & Andrew Greif of the LA Times about the state of the Lakers & Clippers leading into the NBA restart in the Orlando Bubble this week! Andy, Tania & Andrew break down life in the bubble, highlight biggest challenges for players and coaches, concerns for commissioner Adam Silver, the experience of playing in empty arenas, the 'battle of Los Angeles' discussion, and more! Plus, the Lakers adding JR Smith, Clippers' Kawhi Leonard & Paul George's chemistry, and whether this post-season deserves an asterisk.

    • 34 min

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