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Over and Back tells stories about NBA, ABA & pro basketball history. Hosted by Jason Mann and Rich Kraetsch. Part of The Step Back NBA Podcast Network, powered by Fansided.

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Over and Back tells stories about NBA, ABA & pro basketball history. Hosted by Jason Mann and Rich Kraetsch. Part of The Step Back NBA Podcast Network, powered by Fansided.

    Elite scorers sometimes get traded

    Elite scorers sometimes get traded

    If Kevin Durant has his way, he’ll be traded from the Brooklyn Nets to a new team this offseason. This got us thinking: how many elite scorers have been traded in NBA history? 

    Believe it or not, more than you may think! 

    Thanks to Stathead.com, we took Durant's 2022 scoring average (29.9 PPG) and found every season in NBA and ABA history where a player averaged over 29.9 PPG: https://stathead.com/tiny/1N74Y. From there, we looked at each player that was traded the year after their elite scoring season and talked briefly about how and why they were traded, how the teams and players fared after their trades and more!

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    • 19 min
    Bill Russell (1934-2022)

    Bill Russell (1934-2022)

    Jason and Rich welcome special guest Dr. Curtis Harris (prohoopshistory.substack.com) to discuss the life and career of the greatest winner in sports history and one of the most important athletes ever—Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell. 

    RussellMania

    For more Bill Russell discussion, listen to the 13-part series on Russell's career we recorded six years ago. 


    Part 1: A brief overview of Russell's career and his unparalleled successhttps://omny.fm/shows/over-and-back-stories-about-nba-history/russellmania-introduction-to-our-bill-russell-seri
    Part 2: Bill Russell's era-defining rivalry with Wilt Chamberlainhttps://omny.fm/shows/over-and-back-stories-about-nba-history/russellmania-wilt-and-bill-good-friends-better-ene
    Part 3: The amazing legacy of Bill Russell and the Celticshttps://omny.fm/shows/over-and-back-stories-about-nba-history/russellmania-amazing-stats-of-the-celtics-dynasty
    Part 4: Bill Russell's revolutionary impact on sports, as well as other NBA pioneershttps://omny.fm/shows/over-and-back-stories-about-nba-history/russellmania-revolutionaries-of-the-nba
    Part 5: Bill Russell and the Celtics' battles with the St. Louis Hawks and Bob Pettithttps://omny.fm/shows/over-and-back-stories-about-nba-history/russellmania-celtics-vs-hawks-in-the-finals
    Part 6: Bill Russell and the Celtics' battles with Elgin Baylor, Jerry West and the Lakershttps://omny.fm/shows/over-and-back-stories-about-nba-history/russellmania-celtics-vs-lakers-in-the-finals
    Part 7: Bill Russell and his activism and life after retirementhttps://omny.fm/shows/over-and-back-stories-about-nba-history/russellmania-the-man-the-activist-the-coach
    Part 8: Bill Russell and the Celtics vs. Dolph Schayes and the Syracuse Nationalshttps://omny.fm/shows/over-and-back-stories-about-nba-history/russellmania-playoff-battles-celtics-vs-nationals
    Part 9: Bill Russell and the Celtics vs. Wilt Chamberlain and the Warriorshttps://omny.fm/shows/over-and-back-stories-about-nba-history/russellmania-playoff-battles-celtics-vs-wilts-warr
    Part 10: Bill Russell and the Celtics vs. Oscar Robertson and the Cincinnati Royalshttps://omny.fm/shows/over-and-back-stories-about-nba-history/russellmania-playoff-battles-celtics-vs-oscars-roy
    Part 11: Bill Russell and the Celtics vs. Wilt Chamberlain and the 76ershttps://omny.fm/shows/over-and-back-stories-about-nba-history/russellmania-playoff-battles-celtics-vs-wilts-76er
    Part 12: The last years of the Bill Russell Celtics dynastyhttps://omny.fm/shows/over-and-back-stories-about-nba-history/russellmania-playoff-battles-celtics-vs-knicks-pis
    Part 13: End of the series and some of our favorite stories from Bill Russell's careerhttps://omny.fm/shows/over-and-back-stories-about-nba-history/russellmania-series-wrap-up-your-questions-more

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Ranking the NBA dynasties

    Ranking the NBA dynasties

    Note: This episode was recorded and scheduled before the unfortunate news of Bill Russell's death. We will have a special episode later this week dedicated to the life & career of Bill Russell. 

    On this episode of Over & Back, Jason and Rich rank NBA dynasties! What dynasties belong in which tier, absolute Tier 1 locks, whether the 2000s Lakers are one dynasty or two, how to classify the Tim Duncan spurs, single-player dynasties and so much more. 


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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Best player on every championship team (Part 2)

    Best player on every championship team (Part 2)

    The second and final part of Over and Back's series on the best players for every NBA championship team ever.

    Join Jason and Rich as they look at each and every champion in NBA, ABA, BAA and NBL history and determine who the best player on each of those teams are. 
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Best player on every championship team (Part 1)

    Best player on every championship team (Part 1)

    A new series on the Over & Back Classic NBA Podcast: we are going to talk about the players who can truly call themselves the best on a championship team.

    We'll look at each and every champion in NBA, ABA, BAA and NBL history and determine who the best player on each of those teams are. 

    Some teams won't have a debate, we all know who that guy is but there are a ton of teams with some real cases to be made for multiple players. We'll explore all of that in this series. 

    This is a big topic so we're doing two shows — Part 1 will go through the 1974 season. 
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    RIP Bob Lanier (1948-2022)

    RIP Bob Lanier (1948-2022)

    On today's episode, Jason and Rich discuss the life and career of Detroit Pistons legend Bob Lanier. 

    We begin with an overview of Lanier's career, beginning with his illustrious college career at St. Bonaventure, his record-breaking Detroit Pistons' career, being overshadowed by Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and others, finally helping the Pistons return to the playoffs, his eventual trade to the Milwaukee Bucks and, finally, his last few years in the league. 

    We'll also cover a handful of notable games in Lanier's career, record-breaking performances, career-highs & more. 

    Lastly, we'll look at a few anecdotes, fun trivia & his important post-playing career, his tenure as president of the NBA Player's Union, and more. 
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    • 1 hr 1 min

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