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    Over & Back Podcast - Game 7 (Conference Finals)

    in Basketball

    This episode is a part of our ongoing series looking at the Seven Best NBA Game 7s of All-Time.

    Jason Mann and Rich Kraetsch are back with a brand-new episode of the Over and Back Classic NBA podcast continuing their series looking at the best NBA playoff Game 7s. Today the guys are looking at the best Conference Final Game 7s of All-Times!

    Games covered include historic battles like the Chris Webber, Peja Stojakovic and Mike Bibby’s 2002 Sacramento Kings vs. Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal and the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers also make an appearance later in the show as discuss one of the most recent Conference Final Game 7s and also one of the most memorable as Rasheed Wallace, Scottie Pippen and the Portland Trailblazers blow a late-game lead to the 2000 Lakers.

    The guys also cover the famous “Havlicek Stole the Ball!” game from 1965 featuring the Boston Celtics and the Philadelphia 76ers, yet another chapter in the storied Wilt Chamberlain/Bill Russell rivalry. Another Celtics/76ers tilt — this time in 1981 as Larry Bird and Julius Erving dual for a chance at the NBA Finals is also covered.

    Those games and much more are covered in this brand-new episode of the Over and Back Classic NBA Podcast. If you’re a fan of NBA history and want to get ready for today’s upcoming NBA conference finals, this is definitely the podcast for you!

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    Thanks as always to SI Vault and Basketball-Reference.com for a majority of the information and statistics gathered in this podcast!

  • 00:45


    in Sports

    The WAVE IN SPORTS debate what is the best draft class in NBA history, 1984 or 1996.  It is Olajuwon, Jordan, Barkley, & Stockton vs Iverson, Allen, Bryant & Nash.  We will debate the overall quality, depth and win shares of each draft.  Numbers are one thing but we will also debate/discuss how the eye test would determine effectiveness in each era and in the current era.  The biggest debate of them all is a 12 vs 12 best of 7 series.  Its the heart and will of Jordan & Olajuwon vs Iverson & Kobe's: the brute force of Barkley, Willis & Thorpe vs the pure shooting of Peja, Allen & Nash;  it will be the greatest series ever between draft classes.  Check the WAVEINSPORTS Twitter feed for the WHATIFSPORTS simulations as well.  Hosted by The Sports Phenomenologist Radee Hill.