Get the inside scoop on all the biggest NBA news, as the biggest names in the game join ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski for "The Woj Pod" featuring in-depth conversations, breaking news reaction and analysis, and coverage of the biggest events on the NBA calendar, as well as an occasional deep dive into some of the most notable events in NBA history.
Woj and Lowe Draft Special
ESPN's Zach Lowe joins The Woj Pod to discuss the top of Thursday's star studded draft, the biggest names who could be on the move, and a loaded point guard market.
Cody Zeller and Mike Schmitz
Charlotte Hornets center Cody Zeller on his part in the wild 2013 NBA Draft that included Giannis, his looming free agency, how to embrace your role in the league, much more. Plus, ESPN Draft Analyst Mike Schmitz on the latest ahead of Thursday night's draft.
RE-AIR: THE GIANNIS DRAFT Ep. 1: Who is Giannis?
He was a Greek teen of Nigerian descent, hawking trinkets on the streets of Athens. And when he started playing basketball, few people knew what to make of Giannis Antetokounmpo. The only thing the scouts could see was that he was all arms and legs. The only thing Giannis could envision was an opportunity for his family.
RE-AIR: THE GIANNIS DRAFT Ep. 2: Shut him down
After a showcase in a coastal Italian town, the Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks had seen enough. And yet, it was the Hawks' courtship that secured a promise for the franchise to believe they had an inside track on drafting Giannis. And when Giannis touched down in Atlanta prior to the draft, the organization became even more obsessed with making this Greek teen a Hawk.
RE-AIR: THE GIANNIS DRAFT Ep. 3: And with the 15th pick
From Atlanta to New York, Giannis' new American journey delivered him to the NBA draft. First, he needed to understand how it all worked. He needed a suit. He needed a Greek flag. And he needed a team. No one knew who would be selected no. 1. As the picks started to come off the board, Giannis Antetokounmpo finally wondered whether this grand plan would all come together.
Orlando Magic coach Jamahl Mosley
Orlando Magic coach Jamahl Mosley joins The Woj Pod to discuss the challenge of the franchise's rebuild, what Luka Doncic taught him, the journey of African-American assistants in the NBA, his MMA training, and much more.
Great podcast, bad audio
Woj is very thorough and precise in his interviews, if a little bit stiff. Some background music and better audio quality could go a long way.
Rachel Nichols does the white power symbol with her hand at the start of most games. It broke my heart the first time I saw it at the preseason Nets game. It is hard to watch her since then. Every time I see at the beginning of games and she gives her monologue, her right hand holds the mic and the left hand goes to the symbol. It is soul crushing to see. It devastated my children and I. That is horrible thing to do to children, to allow it to continue.
I hope that she goes and restarts somewhere else so she can rebuild the trust in her, to come back to do what she seemed liked she wanted to do at some point. It clearly has become something else to her. Let her do that something else away from our sons and daughters.
A Podcast Review on a Truly Phenomenal Broadcast
The Woj Pod is, without a doubt, one of the best sports’ podcasts that I have ever listened to and reviewed. While other sports may be mentioned occasionally, it focuses mainly on basketball and the National Basketball Association or NBA. I came across this podcast while on the “Podcasts” application on my phone and browsing through basketball podcasts. It caught my eye because I recognized the name “Woj” who is a notable analyst and quite familiar in the basketball and NBA world.
In fact, one of the main things that stands out about the podcast itself is its’ host, Adrian Wojnarowski, who has a calm and collected persona with a vast knowledge of the game of basketball and the NBA in general. He is the perfect host for this relaxed podcast where he interviews established figures in the basketball world and engages in conversation with them.
I listened to a couple episodes of this podcast and was impressed with the different individuals that come on. From former stars to current players to athletic trainers who have worked with some of the best in the world, you really get a feeling of awe when listening to the Woj Pod
Some questions I would really want to ask Mr. Wojnarowski is who is someone he would like to meet in the future and who was someone that he was starstruck by. I would like to ask these questions because from what I’ve listened to, Adrian has met many renowned persons in the basketball community, and it’d be fascinating to hear who he hasn’t met yet and who he would want to meet.
Some additional topics that I would like this podcast to cover include athletes who are at the collegiate level who are prospects going into the NBA Draft and the side of the NBA that most people don’t see, such as what athletes went through growing up or tough situations that they were in and had to overcome. These would pertain to the basketball aspect of this podcast as well as add some depth and detail into an already comprehensive show.
Overall, this podcast was a fantastic and memorable listen that was quite interesting to listen to. While this podcast may not interest the average person, it will surely intrigue your average basketball fan or avid sports fan.