9 episodes

Mike Vorkunov talks about the New York Knicks, the NBA, and other stuff with guests from the media and sports on a show that's not supposed to be just another basketball podcast.

The Long Two‪s‬ Mike Vorkunov

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Mike Vorkunov talks about the New York Knicks, the NBA, and other stuff with guests from the media and sports on a show that's not supposed to be just another basketball podcast.

    A Convo with a Former 1st Round Pick about Thibs and Saving an NBA career

    A Convo with a Former 1st Round Pick about Thibs and Saving an NBA career

    Mike Vorkunov talks to former 1st round pick and current Westchester Knicks center Justin Patton about G League life, his path back to the NBA, playing for Tom Thibodeau, why he's longer putting up the facade of NBA player, and how he picked himself up after hitting bottom. Go and read the accompanying story at The Athletic.

    • 31 min
    Why are you a secret Knicks fan? Yankees crossover episode

    Why are you a secret Knicks fan? Yankees crossover episode

    Mike Vorkunov talks to The Athletic's Yankees beat reporter Lindsey Adler about why she's a secret Knicks (kinda) fan and why basketball is so easy to get into. They discuss the difference in covering and talking about basketball and baseball. Then the conversation turns to whether we are relying too much on stats to understand sports and talk about them. Lindsey and Mike also talk about covering MLB and the NBA during the pandemic and what's being lost in the process.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    2033: The Knicks Finally Beat LeBron for the NBA Title

    2033: The Knicks Finally Beat LeBron for the NBA Title

    Mike Vorkunov talks to Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone's chief TV critic, about the Knicks, take a guess on the next time the Knicks win the NBA title, dive into Mitchell Robinson's future, whether he should root for more losing, try to figure out what Leon Rose and the Knicks front office will do, and look back at the Kristaps Porzingis trade, which might be turning in the Knicks' favor. Also, a small discussion about WandaVision, The Crown, and the children's show that might actually be good.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    A Cynicism-free Knicks Season with Will Leitch

    A Cynicism-free Knicks Season with Will Leitch

    Mike Vorkunov talks to writer extraordinaire and Knicks fan Will Leitch about the surging Knicks and what it's been like to be a Knicks fan this season and why Knicks fans deserve an NBA title. Will gives his insight on Immanuel Quickley after watching him up-close in college. They talk about the first earnest Knicks season in a long time and the joy of just wanting the Knicks to play and win. They talk about which players on this team might be on the next Knicks playoff team. He tells some stories of covering Jeremy Lin and being a Knicks fan in Georgia. And more.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Are the Knicks taking the right risks? And the Harden trade

    Are the Knicks taking the right risks? And the Harden trade

    Mike Vorkunov talks to Jonathan Macri and Jeffrey Bellone, the two hearts and minds behind Knicks Film School. They talk about where the Knicks are at this point in this season and what really matters. They react in real-time to the James Harden/Nets trade. What a deal! Then they talk about RJ Barrett and what kind of player he can ultimately become, and what that means for the Knicks' future. Finally, some talk about whether the Knicks are taking enough risks.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Knicks Are Fun

    The Knicks Are Fun

    Mike Vorkunov talks to The Athletic's Dave DuFour about the Knicks. The fun, frisky Knicks. The they-might-be-good Knicks. They talk about the great start for Julius Randle (did someone drop a Nikola Jokic mention in there?). Dave dives into detail about Tom Thibodeau's defense and why it's working, and why it fits Mitchell Robinson so much. Where does Dave stand on RJ Barrett and his future? A good discussion about the surprising Knicks, especially for the basketball nerds.

    • 39 min

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