159 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 is about the memories, business and culture of sport.

Legends Of Sport Andrew D. Bernstein

    • Sports
    • 4.7 • 151 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 is about the memories, business and culture of sport.

    2022 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall Of Fame SPECIAL!

    2022 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall Of Fame SPECIAL!

    Andy & the LOS team took the podcast on the road to the 2022 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall Of Fame enshrinement ceremony! Andy chats with enshrinees from this year & years past, presenters, past guests, media members & great friends! Hear conversations with basketball's biggest names, such as; John Doleva, Swin Cash, Lindsay Whalen, Bob Huggins, Nancy Lieberman, Walt Frazier, Tim Hardaway, Jason Zone Fisher, Del Harris, Spencer Haywood, Marc Stein, Teresa Shank Grentz, Charles Barkley, & Chris Mullin!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    The Rise: Kobe Bryant And The Pursuit Of Immortality with Author Mike Sielski

    The Rise: Kobe Bryant And The Pursuit Of Immortality with Author Mike Sielski

    Hey Kobe fans! This week, Andy chats with Philadelphia Inquirer columnist/author Mike Sielski about his new book, "The Rise: Kobe Bryant And The Pursuit Of Immortality". Andy & Mike take a deep dive into how the Mamba became the Mamba! The two analyze the common threads between each other's books, the genesis of "The Rise", Kobe's arrival to America & Lower Merion HS, how he sharpened his talent around the Philadelphia area, an important moment from an early karate lesson, his first time meeting Michael Jordan as a freshman in high school, how he studied Andy's photos, plus the first EVER Mamba Mentality Lightning Round!! Andy & Mike also discuss Kobe's post-career path, the tragic day of his passing, the thousands of Kobe murals all around the world, & the lasting legacy that he leaves us with. Join us while we unpack the stories & tiny details that made a legend 💜💛

    • 51 min
    Candace Parker | LOS CLASSIC

    Candace Parker | LOS CLASSIC

    This week's LOS CLASSIC, we flash back to the Bubble! Andy chats with WNBA legend Candace Parker! Andy & Candace talk about her early influences, how Kobe Bryant influenced her career, her time with coach Pat Summit at the University of Tennessee, & more! Candace also talks about the playoff bubble, discussions with her daughter about social justice issues, her Ron Harper fandom, as well as how she balances being a mom & a pro athlete! Andy & Candace also discuss the new CBA & how it will affect the new generation of players, her career in the media, her post-career evolution, how she wants to be remembered, & so much more! Original Air Date: October 13, 2020.

    • 35 min
    Jim Gray | LOS CLASSIC

    Jim Gray | LOS CLASSIC

    This week's LOS CLASSIC - Andy chats with 12-time Emmy winning, Hall Of Fame 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 Coach Chuck Daly, the influence of his father, & 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, & so many more! Original Air Date: December 8, 2020

    • 54 min
    The Dream Team: 30 Year Anniversary Special with P.J. Carlesimo

    The Dream Team: 30 Year Anniversary Special with P.J. Carlesimo

    The Dream Team! USA Basketball's Legendary lineup from the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona - Widely considered the greatest basketball team ever assembled! Andy chats with the former Assistant Coach of the Dream Team, Hall Of Famer - P.J. Carlesimo! Andy & P.J. share thoughts & memories from the experience that summer, 30 years ago! Andy & P.J. discuss how he got the call to join the coaching staff, Head Coach Chuck Daly's approach to coaching the team, his first time meeting Larry Bird, dynamics between team members, & winning the Gold Medal! Andy & P.J. remember traveling with the team, practices in Monte Carlo, 'Harry & Larry', shooting the Team Photo, Gold Medal moments, & more memories from the greatest team to ever touch the court!

    • 49 min
    Gary Vitti | LOS CLASSIC

    Gary Vitti | LOS CLASSIC

    Andy sits down with former Los Angeles Lakers Head Athletic Trainer – Gary Vitti – to discuss his book "32 years of Titles & Tears from the Best Seat In The House: What I Learned About Happiness, Leadership, & Greatness". Gary describes the many lessons learned from NBA greats like Pat Riley, Jerry West, Magic Johnson, Kareem, James Worthy, Byron Scott, Kobe, Shaq, Phil Jackson, & many more! Gary expands on the path to his first year with the Lakers in 1984 under head coach Pat Riley, & how the position has evolved over 32 years. Hear stories of plane rides with Chick Hearn, Pat Riley’s 12+2+1 formula, the personal pain & trauma behind Magic Johnson’s HIV diagnosis, getting caught between Kobe & Shaq, & the importance of the Lakers ‘85 championship. PLUS, a few tales of Kobe Bryant’s world-class work ethic – including being waterboarded by Navy SEALS, & the reverse bear trap. Original Air Date: August 20, 2019.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
151 Ratings

151 Ratings

jclark007 ,

Awesome conversation!!

Wow, I just listened to Andy’s conversation with Bob Delaney - incredible! Andy is a skilled interviewer who obviously knows the right buttons to push to bring the best out of his guests. Can’t believe I didn’t find this podcast before now - super pumped to become a follower!

2185TB ,

Great Listen!

Thoughtful and insightful interview!

abcdefg - jim ,

Great Podcast

Loved the Gotham Chopra podcast!! TY !!

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