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The Quest For The Best is a six-part podcast series that seeks to provide the most in-depth/up-to-date analysis of the ten greatest players in NBA history. The series features over 70 exclusive interviews with former players, former/current coaches, NBA executives, and high-profile media members.

Creator, Writer, and Narrator: Mat Issa
Producer: Rodrick Cureton
Editor: Ben Malian
Graphic Designer: Margo Brousaides
Music Producer: Ben Rauman
Visual/Trailer Producer: Nigel Akoma
Executive Producer: Aleks Ristic
Social Media: Sean Mitchell
Network: Hoop Heads

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    • 4.9 • 33 Ratings

The Quest For The Best is a six-part podcast series that seeks to provide the most in-depth/up-to-date analysis of the ten greatest players in NBA history. The series features over 70 exclusive interviews with former players, former/current coaches, NBA executives, and high-profile media members.

Creator, Writer, and Narrator: Mat Issa
Producer: Rodrick Cureton
Editor: Ben Malian
Graphic Designer: Margo Brousaides
Music Producer: Ben Rauman
Visual/Trailer Producer: Nigel Akoma
Executive Producer: Aleks Ristic
Social Media: Sean Mitchell
Network: Hoop Heads

    Chapter 6: The Quest for the Best

    Chapter 6: The Quest for the Best

    The Quest concludes! No timestamps. No table setting. LeBron versus Jordan. Who will come out on top?
    Thank you so much to all those who have contributed to and supported this series throughout the past eight months. Be sure to check out the other five chapters, if you haven't already, and be on the lookout over the next couple of weeks for Season 2, which will feature some of the exclusive interviews conducted for this series.
    In the meantime, make sure to leave a rating and review, and follow this podcast on whatever platform you turn to for your podcast consumption.
    Link to AOS article: https://hoopheadspod.com/quest-for-the-best-introducing-adjusted-osaki-score/ (https://hoopheadspod.com/quest-for-the-best-introducing-adjusted-osaki-score/)
    Link to Retroshaded use code "Quest20" at checkout for 20% off: https://retroshaded.com
    Twitter
    The Quest for the Best - https://twitter.com/the_quest6 (@the_quest6)
    Mat Issa - https://twitter.com/matissa15 (@matissa15)
    Network - https://twitter.com/HoopHeadsPodNet (@HoopHeadsPodNet)
    Flagship - https://twitter.com/hoopheadspod (@hoopheadspod)
    Website - https://the-quest-for-the-best.captivate.fm/ (https://the-quest-for-the-best.captivate.fm/)

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Chapter 5: Titans, not Men

    Chapter 5: Titans, not Men

    The Quest continues! In the penultimate episode, we tackle numbers 4 (1:58) and 3 (28:30) on our countdown of the greatest players in NBA history. If you haven't already, be sure to check out the first episode of the series, where we lay out the criteria and methodology that influenced the decision-making process of this series. As well as episodes 2 through 4, where we discuss numbers 10 through 5 on our countdown. Also, be sure to tune in to the series finale, set to premiere on Tuesday, October 19th.
    In the meantime, make sure to leave a rating and review, and follow this podcast on whatever platform you turn to for your podcast consumption.
    Link to AOS article: https://hoopheadspod.com/quest-for-the-best-introducing-adjusted-osaki-score/ (https://hoopheadspod.com/quest-for-the-best-introducing-adjusted-osaki-score/)
    Link to Retroshaded use code "Quest20" at checkout for 20% off: https://retroshaded.com
    Twitter
    The Quest for the Best - https://twitter.com/the_quest6 (@the_quest6)
    Mat Issa - https://twitter.com/matissa15 (@matissa15)
    Network - https://twitter.com/HoopHeadsPodNet (@HoopHeadsPodNet)
    Flagship - https://twitter.com/hoopheadspod (@hoopheadspod)
    Website - https://the-quest-for-the-best.captivate.fm/ (https://the-quest-for-the-best.captivate.fm/)

    • 48 min
    Chapter 4: XXXII

    Chapter 4: XXXII

    The Quest continues! In this episode, we tackle numbers 6 (1:46) and 5 (28:37) on our countdown of the greatest players in NBA history. If you haven't already, be sure to check out the first episode of the series, where we lay out the criteria and methodology that influenced the decision-making process of this series. As well as episodes 2 and 3, where we discuss numbers 10 through 7 on our countdown. Also, be sure to tune in to next week's episode (October 5th), titled: "Chapter 5: Titans, not Men."
    In the meantime, make sure to leave a rating and review, and follow this podcast on whatever platform you turn to for your podcast consumption.
    Link to AOS article: https://hoopheadspod.com/quest-for-the-best-introducing-adjusted-osaki-score/ (https://hoopheadspod.com/quest-for-the-best-introducing-adjusted-osaki-score/)
    Link to Retroshaded use code "Quest20" at checkout for 20% off: https://retroshaded.com
    Twitter
    The Quest for the Best - https://twitter.com/the_quest6 (@the_quest6)
    Mat Issa - https://twitter.com/matissa15 (@matissa15)
    Network - https://twitter.com/HoopHeadsPodNet (@HoopHeadsPodNet)
    Flagship - https://twitter.com/hoopheadspod (@hoopheadspod)
    Website - https://the-quest-for-the-best.captivate.fm/ (https://the-quest-for-the-best.captivate.fm/)

    • 57 min
    Chapter 3: Court Jesters

    Chapter 3: Court Jesters

    The Quest continues! In this episode, we tackle numbers 8 (1:46) and 7 (24:17) on our countdown of the greatest players in NBA history. If you haven't already, be sure to check out the first episode of the series, where we lay out the criteria and methodology that influenced the decision-making process of this series. As well as the second episode, where we discuss numbers 10 and 9 on our countdown. Also, be sure to tune in to next week's episode (September 28st), titled: "Chapter 4: XXXII."
    In the meantime, make sure to leave a rating and review, and follow this podcast on whatever platform you turn to for your podcast consumption.
    Link to AOS article: https://hoopheadspod.com/quest-for-the-best-introducing-adjusted-osaki-score/ (https://hoopheadspod.com/quest-for-the-best-introducing-adjusted-osaki-score/)
    Link to Retroshaded use code "Quest20" at checkout for 20% off: https://retroshaded.com
    Twitter
    The Quest for the Best - https://twitter.com/the_quest6 (@the_quest6)
    Mat Issa - https://twitter.com/matissa15 (@matissa15)
    Network - https://twitter.com/HoopHeadsPodNet (@HoopHeadsPodNet)
    Flagship - https://twitter.com/hoopheadspod (@hoopheadspod)
    Website - https://the-quest-for-the-best.captivate.fm/ (https://the-quest-for-the-best.captivate.fm/)

    • 49 min
    Chapter 2: Difficult Shots

    Chapter 2: Difficult Shots

    The Quest is (now) officially underway. In this episode, we reveal numbers 10 (1:37) and 9 (26:23) on our countdown of the greatest players of all time. If you haven't already, be sure to check out the first episode of the series, where we lay out the criteria and methodology that influenced the decision-making process of this series. Also, be sure to tune in to next week's episode (September 21st), titled: "Chapter 3: Court Jesters."
    In the meantime, make sure to leave a rating and review, and follow this podcast on whatever platform you turn to for your podcast consumption.
    Link to AOS article: https://hoopheadspod.com/quest-for-the-best-introducing-adjusted-osaki-score/ (https://hoopheadspod.com/quest-for-the-best-introducing-adjusted-osaki-score/)
    Link to Retroshaded use code "Quest20" at checkout for 20% off: https://retroshaded.com
    Twitter
    The Quest for the Best - https://twitter.com/the_quest6 (@the_quest6)
    Mat Issa - https://twitter.com/matissa15 (@matissa15)
    Network - https://twitter.com/HoopHeadsPodNet (@HoopHeadsPodNet)
    Flagship - https://twitter.com/hoopheadspod (@hoopheadspod)
    Website - https://the-quest-for-the-best.captivate.fm/ (https://the-quest-for-the-best.captivate.fm/)

    • 49 min
    Chapter 1: Enter Basketball's Newest Nerd

    Chapter 1: Enter Basketball's Newest Nerd

    The Quest has officially begun! In this episode, we discuss the methodology, criteria, and interviews that helped influence the decision-making process on our top 10 list (1:47). We also reveal the three honorable mentions who fell just short of cracking our legendary list (24:04). After completing this episode, be sure to tune into Chapter 2, which is available right now.
    Link to AOS article: https://hoopheadspod.com/quest-for-the-best-introducing-adjusted-osaki-score/ (https://hoopheadspod.com/quest-for-the-best-introducing-adjusted-osaki-score/)
    Link to Retroshaded use code "Quest20" at checkout for 20% off: https://retroshaded.com
    Twitter
    The Quest for the Best - https://twitter.com/the_quest6 (@the_quest6)
    Mat Issa - https://twitter.com/matissa15 (@matissa15)
    Network - https://twitter.com/HoopHeadsPodNet (@HoopHeadsPodNet)
    Flagship - https://twitter.com/hoopheadspod (@hoopheadspod)
    Website - https://the-quest-for-the-best.captivate.fm/ (https://the-quest-for-the-best.captivate.fm/)

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

GlenshawGlass ,

excellent series

writing this because of the high, high quality and I know reviews can help boost a podcast

jake.lico kik mee ,

Basketball fans NEED to listen to this

Mat is a STAR. I can’t imagine the amount of time and research that went into making this. Extremely well made and every argument is thoroughly supported. Educational and entertaining.

DetroitUp ,

Simply the Best!!

The amount of time, effort and energy Mat put into this project is simply amazing!! Agree or disagree you have to appreciate the grind. The stories and insights he provides are one of a kind. This mini series is a MUST LISTEN!