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.
Andy chats with sports attorney & entrepreneur Leonard Armato! Leonard discusses his path to representing elite athletes Shaquille O'Neal, Hakeem Olajuwon and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, creating brands such as Golden Boy for Oscar De La Hoya and “Dunkman” for Shaq, the NBA Tech Summit, AVP Beach Volleyball, and so much more! Andy & Leonard trade Shaq stories, Leonard talks about what attracted him to O'Neal as a client, how Ronnie Lott became his first client, a new book he's currently working on, how he views the modern athlete's responsibilities with social media, and his philosophy on how he approaches "work-life balance".
Andy chats with NASCAR Legend - Kurt Busch! Andy & Kurt discuss the origins of his over 20-year professional racing career, the 2020 season, his Top Five Sweetest Wins of his 775 starts, competition with his younger brother Kyle, the common qualities among elite athletes, and the Mamba Mentality he brings to his training! Kurt also shares his thoughts on the Black Lives Matter issues during last season, including NASCAR's decision to ban the Confederate Flag, & his support for fellow driver Bubba Wallace. Kurt is coming in hot with Ricky Bobby quotes, his love for the Chicago Cubs, a memorable Kobe Braynt performance he witnessed, 24-hour races, and the fire behind his 21st season on the NASCAR circuit. Plus, Kurt tells us about his passion & support for VetTix.org - an organization providing Tickets for Troops & Veterans!
Kobe Bryant Hall Of Fame Enshrinement | Brad Turner & Bill Plaschke
In honor of Kobe Bryant's induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall Of Fame on May 15th, Andy chats with veteran Los Angeles sports journalists Brad Turner & Bill Plaschke - hear stories & memories from three men who covered the entirety of Kobe's illustrious career. The guys go down memory lane describing their first moments with the young Mamba, his battles against other 2020 HOF inductees -Tim Duncan & Kevin Garnett, Kobe's unmatched confidence as a rookie, his falling out with Shaquille O'Neal, the post-Shaq era, and more! Andy, Brad & Bill also discuss Kobe's evolution into the Black Mamba, Phil Jackson's book, Magic Johnson's comment calling Kobe "the greatest Laker of All-Time", Kobe's storybook final game, and how we'll define Kobe's legacy in years to come.
Andy chats with former WNBA star & current VP of Player Development & Organizational Growth for the Boston Celtics - Allison Feaster! Andy & Allison discuss her current role with the Celtics, the 2021 season, her transition from player to front office, being a pioneer as a woman in men's sports, and so much more! Allison describes her on-court career path from being a 3x Ivy League Player of The Year at Harvard to dominating the European league & WNBA, her passion for women empowerment, & memories of Kobe Bryant. Plus, special guest MIMI asks Allison a question!
Kobe Bryant | The Mamba Mentality: How I Play (RE-RELEASE)
In honor of the late Kobe Bryant, please enjoy this re-release of Andy & Kobe's discussion about their book, "The Mamba Mentality: How I Play". Andy & Kobe delve into their bestselling book collaboration as Kobe shares his thoughts and emotions around the craft he held so dear. Kobe & Andy discuss the championships, his iconic work ethic, Team USA, the importance of overcoming his achilles injury, his storybook final game, and the true meaning behind "The Mamba Mentality" from the Mamba himself. We Love You Kobe.
Andy chats with author, filmmaker & entrepreneur Gotham Chopra! Andy & Gotham discuss the genesis of his sports documentaries "Muse" about Kobe Bryant, "Shut Up & Dribble" with LeBron James, the spiritual aspects of sports, being a Boston sports fan, athlete activism, Religion Of Sports, the theme of Greatness, and more! Gotham describes his relationship with Kobe Braynt, working with Tom Brady this past season, and gives his thoughts on the pause in sports. Hear about Andy's experiences working with Kobe on their book "The Mamba Mentality: How I Play", Gotham's experience working on "Decoding Deepak" about his father, and so much more!
Loved the Gotham Chopra podcast!! TY !!
Love this podcast!
Andy’s the best! Terrific interviews, great guests, so enjoyable!
My new favorite Podcast .
I love Andrews passion to share greatness on an amazing level. Very unique stories . Very Unique Podcast .