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Hosted by NBA veteran Etan Thomas, this unique athlete-first podcast will explore the differences between how we see professional athletes and who they really are. The Rematch takes a look at the thin line between love and hate in sports; a show that examines the nature of media and popular opinion by giving athletes an open forum to reclaim their identities from labels like “polarizing,” “mercurial,” and “immature.” The Rematch is part of the BasketballNews.com Podcast Network.

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    • 4.8 • 36 Ratings

Hosted by NBA veteran Etan Thomas, this unique athlete-first podcast will explore the differences between how we see professional athletes and who they really are. The Rematch takes a look at the thin line between love and hate in sports; a show that examines the nature of media and popular opinion by giving athletes an open forum to reclaim their identities from labels like “polarizing,” “mercurial,” and “immature.” The Rematch is part of the BasketballNews.com Podcast Network.

    Old Media vs New Media, David Aldridge and Marc J Spears join Etan Thomas

    Old Media vs New Media, David Aldridge and Marc J Spears join Etan Thomas

    On the latest episode of The Rematch Etan Thomas welcomes two NBA media stalwarts and long time veterans David Aldridge from The Athletic and Marc J Spears from ESPN/Andscape. They discuss the evolution of sports media and player led content, and how that impacts the traditional coverage of atheltes and sports.

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    • 47 min
    Baron Davis On Steph Curry's Greatness, We Believe Warriors, How the Media Unfairly Attacks Players

    Baron Davis On Steph Curry's Greatness, We Believe Warriors, How the Media Unfairly Attacks Players

    On this episode of The Rematch, Etan Thomas welcomes, one of LA's finest, former NBA All-Star Baron Davis. Baron and Etan touch on Steph Curry and The Golden State Warriors winning their 4th NBA Championship in 8 years. They also discuss Klay's incredible mental endurance to battle back from multiple injuries, to reach the mountain top again!

    They also break down today's sports media climate, specifically Stephen A Smith, Nick Wright, and others with their outrageous takes, and player attacks.


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    • 39 min
    Quincy Isaiah Talks Playing The Role of NBA Legend Magic Johnson, Winning Time, More

    Quincy Isaiah Talks Playing The Role of NBA Legend Magic Johnson, Winning Time, More

    On this episode of The Rematch, Etan Thomas is joined by Quincy Isaiah, who plays Magic Johnson in HBO Max's thrilling series Winning Time. In this great conversation, they discuss him getting the role of Magic, the criticism some Lakers fans have had for the show, and how excited he is for season 2!
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    • 46 min
    Hall of Famer Spencer Haywood Discusses “Winning Time,” NBA Career, More

    Hall of Famer Spencer Haywood Discusses “Winning Time,” NBA Career, More

    On this episode of The Rematch Etan Thomas welcomes NBA legend Spencer Haywood as they discuss his groundbreaking career and his portrayal in the HBO series Winning Time and more.

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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Jacob Blake on NBA Player Activism, The Milwaukee Bucks' Protest, His Journey and More

    Jacob Blake on NBA Player Activism, The Milwaukee Bucks' Protest, His Journey and More

    On this episode of "The Rematch," powered by Viola, Jacob Blake joins Etan Thomas to talk about the support he has gotten from NBA players, the Milwaukee Bucks' protest, and his current activism.


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    • 1 hr 33 min
    NBA Hall Of Famer Patrick Ewing Talks Knicks Days, Turning The Hoyas Around, Charles Oakley, More

    NBA Hall Of Famer Patrick Ewing Talks Knicks Days, Turning The Hoyas Around, Charles Oakley, More

    On this episode of The Rematch, Etan is joined by Basketball Hall of Famer, Georgetown head coach Pat Ewing. They discuss his legendary career with The New York Knicks, coaching at his alma mater, his relationship with his former teammates on the Knicks and more!

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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

MC Deepfreeze ,

Aldridge and Spears discussion

Top notch show! Loved it; keep it coming.

M041 ,

Enjoying

Always enjoy the insight in every interview!!

HeavyD51 ,

The best podcast around

This is honestly one of the best podcast I have listened to thank you mr Thomas.
P.s. I would love if you could get Joe dummars on and ask him why Detroit changed there mind about drafting Carmelo Anthony. Thank you keep up the great work peace

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