Lead creative Larry J. Sanders and Let’s Talk Bruh’s Kyr Rashad Mack discuss an unexpected Russell Westbrook-Chris Paul swap, whether the trade makes sense, and other free agency odds-and-ends.Read More
Season 2! Recorded June 11, Project curator Larry J. Sanders kicks off Year 2 of W S H Radio with Donovan Jones and Irmon Hill of TeamCedricGill to discuss the community group's origins (8:30) and their plans for growth in 2018 (14:20) before riffing on Travis Porter's impact (19:15), Tha Carter III (22:25), and this year's NBA season (29:00).Read More
This week, project curator Larry J. Sanders welcomes nascent Detroit artist + entrepreneur Willie Mac Jr. to discuss old Bates Academy (2:05), his transition into music (3:50), performing "Dance Willie" (15:40), shooting the video for "Detroit's Own" (20:10), their mutual love of JAY-Z (24:00), birthday love for young Cedric Gill (37:50), how good Joel Embiid is at basketball (47:20), and quick hits on James Harden, LeBron, the OG Thunder, and Kyrie Irving (52:00).Read More
#THUNDERUP was the gang: my guys made the NBA Finals in 2012, giving LeBron and the Heatles a (semi-) competitive series. In the closing seconds of Game 5, ABC’s cameras cut over to Russy, Kevin, and James — arms draped around each other, clearly disappointed but still youthfully exuberant, aware their trio would absolutely positively return to the championship round. James was due a contract extension, but *clutches pearls* we’d never play with the future of the franchise! I’ve never been more certain of a basketball fiefdom — at least not since Jordan’s Bulls.
On October 27, 2012, around 6PM London time, I learned the Thunder traded James Harden to the Houston Rockets. The Thunder vaguely claimed they were unable to reach an agreement on a contract extension; James was seeking a maximum contract of $60 million over 4 years, which the Thunder countered by asking him to take a $4.5 million discount. The Thunder traded away their third head over a mid-level exception.Read More