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NBA 20 Years Ago: Mid-March to Mid-April 1998

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Over and Back NBA Podcast

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Over and Back's NBA 20 Years Ago project takes us to the final month of the NBA regular season in 1998 with heated playoff races, injuries to some of the game's biggest stars and Michael Jordan's farewell. 

On today's episode we spotlight four players: Clyde Drexler, Bryant Reeves, Alonzo Mourning and Jason Kidd. All four are making news in the NBA's final month with Clyde announcing his retirement and subsequent move to the coaching ranks, Reeves emerging as a cornerstone of the Vancouever Grizzlies franchise, Alonzo Mourning dons a mask and Jason Kidd leads a resurgent Phoenix Suns squad. 

We also delve into four spotlight teams: Orlando, Charlotte, New York and Phoenix. Orlando is trying to live in a post-Penny Hardaway world with a rag-tag veteran-laden roster but things aren't going well. Turmoil despite success in Charlotte. The Knicks are living without Patrick Ewing as Allan Houston and Larry Johnson step up but Ewing eyes a return before the playoffs. Phoenix came out on fire in April and look to bring that momentum to the playoffs. 

Additional stories and topics include four highlighted games including a record-breaking scoring output from the Los Angeles Clippers as well as a dismal record-breaking 55-point performance from the Indiana Pacers, Michael Jordan's regular season farewell tour, mounting NBA labor issues, a slew of terrible basketball and basketball-related movies, a final look at NBA Standings and much more!