108 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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    • Basketball
    • 4.7 • 141 Ratings

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.

    Penny Toler

    Penny Toler

    Andy chats with WNBA Legend Penny Toler. Andy & Penny discuss her ten-year career in the European leagues, how she got her start in the WNBA, the incredible story of her transition from player to GM for the Sparks, and the genesis of her new app! Hear Penny talk about adjusting to life abroad, the story of scoring the first points in WNBA history, her work on the new 2020 WNBA CBA, and more! Andy & Penny also discuss her new "Bullying Buddy" app to help children who are experiencing bullying, and memories of the late Kobe Bryant.

    • 57 min
    Former NBA Commissioner David Stern

    Former NBA Commissioner David Stern

    In honor of the late David Stern, we revisit Andy's chat with the former NBA Commissioner from Season 2 - Original Air Date, April 2nd, 2019. Andy sits down with David Stern - in his office! David shares his path from law school to the NBA's 24th employee, his role in the ABA expansion, starting the WNBA, the NBA's presence in China, Yao Ming, and his thoughts on the league today. Hear David discuss his top 3 most memorable moments during his tenure, Magic Johnson's HIV diagnosis, and his decision to let Magic play in the iconic 1992 NBA All-Star Game. Andy & David also share some of their favorite memories together throughout the years.

    • 56 min
    Jim Gray

    Jim Gray

    Andy chats with 12-time Emmy winning sports journalist Jim Gray about his new book - "Talking To GOATs"! Andy & Jim discuss the genesis of the book, his path into the industry, early inspirations, cutting his teeth as a video tape editor, the countless memories featured in his book, lessons from Chuck Daly, the influence of his father, and memories of Kobe Bryant. Hear the backstories of Jim's biggest interviews & subjects over the years - from his very first interview with Muhammed Ali, conversations with Tom Brady & Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan's first retirement, the return of baseball after 9/11, the Atlanta Olympic bombing, The Malice in the Palace, a kiss from Mike Tyson, and so many more! 

    • 54 min
    Fashion Icon Jeff Hamilton

    Fashion Icon Jeff Hamilton

    Andy chats with legendary fashion designer & co-founder of Guess Jeans For Men - Jeff Hamilton, aka "The Emperor of the Leather Jacket"! Jeff discusses his incredible path into the heights of the fashion world - from his journey from Morocco to LA, co-founding Guess Jeans, how his iconic leather NBA Championship jackets got started, his contribution to the intersection of culture and sports, he and Andy's time together with the 1992 Dream Team, and what he's doing today! Andy & Jeff go behind the creative process, the work that goes into every jacket, The Jeff Hamilton Studios Street Art Fair, Kobe Bryant murals and Jeff shares a Kobe story.

    • 37 min
    Etan Thomas

    Etan Thomas

    Andy chats with former NBA player, writer & fellow podcaster - Etan Thomas about athletes & activism! Andy & Etan discuss the roots of athletes as activists, his own beginning in activism, the onset of the social media era, and his book "We Matter: Athlete's & Activism". The two discuss the issues of police brutality in minority communities, what he learned from interviewing the families of victims, his conversations with other athlete's about their opinions & passion for social justice, and much more. Plus, the guys also discuss the success of the NBA Bubble and the lessons other leagues could learn from, as well as a great personal story about the late Kobe Bryant.
    Be sure to check out Etan's book "We Matter", his work at BasketballNews.com & his podcast The Rematch!

    • 51 min
    LA Clippers Owner Steve Ballmer | Episode #100

    LA Clippers Owner Steve Ballmer | Episode #100

    Legends Of Sport celebrates 100th Episode!!! Andy chats with Los Angeles Clippers Owner Steve Ballmer! Andy & Steve talk about his larger than life enthusiasm for sports & business, sports fandom growing up, working with Jerry West, the philanthropic focus of the Ballmer Group, and his vision for the future of the LA Clippers! Steve gives his perspective on racial issues and social injustice, and how it relates to what he learned during his acquisition of the team. Plus, Andy & Steve discuss the plans for the Clippers new arena! #LOS100

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
141 Ratings

141 Ratings

JZFisher ,

Love this podcast!

Andy’s the best! Terrific interviews, great guests, so enjoyable!

JerryRiveraHZN ,

My new favorite Podcast .

I love Andrews passion to share greatness on an amazing level. Very unique stories . Very Unique Podcast .

dylanwouldgo ,

Great storytelling

This pod is great when you just want to relax and hear great stories from some of sport’s biggest icons. Andy hits them with topics and let’s the guest take the listeners on s journey. Also...Andy, continue showing guests pictures you shot from their career. I always liked hearing their reaction when they see a certain image. It always seemed to take them back to that moment and it’s good to hear the backstory on that particular photo. Great podcast!

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