Episodes
Hannah Storm's life and career in basketball began with a front-row seat to the red, white and blue ABA in the 1970s, featured prime broadcasting roles on NBC's coverage of Michael Jordan's second three-peat with the Bulls in the 1990s and continues today after more than 15 years at ESPN. In this wide-ranging conversation with Marc Stein, Hannah tells more than four decades' worth of stories about her experiences in the game as a table-setter for her new NBA DNA podcast series which traces...
Published 04/12/24
Chris Haynes and Marc Stein get together for an all-new edition of #thisleague UNCUT that starts with Chris' trip to L.A. for Warriors at Lakers TNT sideline duty, moves to an update on Giannis Antetokounmpo's worrisome calf strain in Milwaukee, features more Haynes vs. Stein debate about the Play-In Tournament that seems to so rankle Chris and even works in some MVP discussion about Luka Dončić with his Mavericks on a 16-2 tear to close the season.  Follow, rate and review #thisleague UNCUT...
Published 04/11/24
Published 04/11/24
With six days left in the NBA regular season, Chris Haynes and Marc Stein connect for a long talk about the struggling state of the Eastern Conference outside of Boston, discuss the latest injury return timetables for Julius Randle and Trae Young, provide an important update on NBA season-ending awards season and talk more about the solar eclipse than they ever imagined.  Follow, rate and review #thisleague UNCUT with Chris Haynes & Marc Stein...
Published 04/09/24
Good luck finding an NBA podcast that covers as much ground as the latest edition of #thisleague UNCUT with Chris Haynes and Marc Stein ... from their analysis of the MVP race and the Coach of the Year race AND the latest jockeying for sending position in the standings ... to addressing the perils of April Fools' Day and both sides of a modern marital conundrum. Special guest contributor: Chris' wife Charlotte Haynes.  Follow, rate and review #thisleague UNCUT with Chris Haynes & Marc...
Published 04/02/24
After his recent assignment in Milwaukee, Chris Haynes reconnects with Marc Stein on an all-new edition of #thisleague UNCUT to cover the tumultuous Draymond Green situation in Golden State and its effect on Stephen Curry, how the collapsed ownership transfer in Minnesota might impact the 50-win Timberwolves on the floor and an array of personal tales from Chris about Malik Beasley, LeBron James and marital matters. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 03/29/24
What are the most important focal points entering the final three weeks of the regular season for you NBA standings-watchers out there? Chris Haynes has three and Marc Stein has three in this new episode of #thisleague UNCUT ... and they end up covering about two-thirds of the league's teams in the draft they conducted to make those points. Also: Chris reveals some secrets from the set of the Thanalysis podcast hosted by Bucks forward Thanasis Antetokounmpo.  See omnystudio.com/listener for...
Published 03/26/24
Chris Haynes and Marc Stein connect for a new edition of #thisleague UNCUT that covers all the latest in the late-season jockeying for playoff seeding in the Western Conference and a detailed discussion about what goes into voting for year-end awards like MVP and Coach of the Year. Plus: Chris has an update on his ongoing banter with fellow podcast host Patrick Beverley.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 03/23/24
On the latest edition of #thisleague UNCUT, Chris Haynes and Marc Stein use Kyrie Irving's ridiculous lefty game-winner at the buzzer on St. Patrick's Day as the jumping-off point for a detailed look at the jockeying for playoff seeds in both the Western and Eastern Conference with one month to go in the NBA regular season. As a bonus: Chris shares a fun story about Isaiah Thomas texting him with a pitch that foreshadowed Thomas' actually landing a roster spot with the Phoenix Suns. #fsr...
Published 03/18/24
Chris Haynes and Marc Stein are joined by Timberwolves PG Mike Conley Jr to discuss their pursuit of the top seed in the Western Conference while Karl Anthony-Towns remains out with a knee injury. They also touch on how he began shooting with his left-hand despite being right-handed and one of the most impressive streaks in the league currently held by Conley.  Follow, rate and review #thisleague UNCUT with Chris Haynes & Marc Stein here! https://link.chtbl.com/thisleagueuncut #fsr See...
Published 03/15/24
Chris Haynes and Marc Stein join forces to examine the standings and tell you what they find most intriguing going forward with just over one month remaining in the NBA's regular season. Stein shares a fascinating nugget about scoring and officiating leaguewide that has some teams wondering what has happened since the All-Star break. Plus the CHAMP Chris Haynes can't help but update the audience about his MVP performance from over the weekend.  Follow, rate and review #thisleague UNCUT with...
Published 03/13/24
The story of the week in the NBA is injuries to star players and in an all-new edition of #thisleague UNCUT Chris Haynes and Marc Stein provide you with the latest on Karl Anthony-Towns, Steph Curry and Devin Booker. They also look back on Chris’ week in Denver covering the Nuggets and why head coach Michael Malone is one of the best motivators in the Association right now. Follow, rate and review #thisleague UNCUT with Chris Haynes & Marc Stein...
Published 03/09/24
Is it possible we already know this season’s NBA Finals match up? On an all-new episode of #thisleague UNCUT, Chris Haynes and Marc Stein look at the Denver Nuggets’ home date with the Boston Celtics this week and the likelihood that these will be the final two teams competing for the Larry O’Brien Trophy. They also discuss the latest injury in Phoenix, this time to star guard Devin Booker, and where that leaves the Suns in a crowded Western Conference playoff picture.   Follow, rate and...
Published 03/05/24
Following the Nuggets’ win over the Heat in a rematch of last year’s NBA Finals, Chris Haynes and Marc Stein link up to discuss Denver’s pursuit of another championship. On the other side, Haynes shares some insight into his recent interview with Miami star Jimmy Butler and the secret element that leads to Heat Culture. Stein also finds himself befuddled by the men’s rec league controversy shared by Haynes that has taken on new life. Follow, rate and review #thisleague UNCUT with Chris...
Published 03/02/24
Who is the greatest threat to Boston in the East? Who is the greatest threat to Denver in the West? What does Steve Kerr’s extension mean for the Warriors … and specifically Klay Thompson? Chris Haynes and Marc Stein get into all that and much more in the latest edition of #thisleague UNCUT. Follow, rate and review #thisleague UNCUT with Chris Haynes & Marc Stein here! https://link.chtbl.com/thisleagueuncut #fsr See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 02/27/24
USA Basketball is celebrating its 50th anniversary -- and a chance to win four Olympic gold medals -- in 2024. Marc Stein talked about it all at All-Star Weekend in Indianapolis with USAB men's national team director Grant Hill, women's national team star Chelsea Gray and USAB officials Jim Tooley and Martin Dempsey.    #fsr See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 02/21/24
Western Conference All-Star coach Chris Finch joins Chris Haynes and Marc Stein for a wide-ranging discussion about the Timberwolves’ West-leading start and his unique path into NBA coaching in a live podcast appearance from the NBA Crossover Conversations stage at All-Star Weekend In Indianapolis.   #fsr #douggottliebshow #dpshow #herd See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 02/18/24
No trade deadline duds on this edition of #thisleague UNCUT. Chris Haynes and Marc Stein discuss the state of the Hawks as teams turn their attention to Trae Young’s potential availability in the offseason and explain why the Lakers decided to hold off on making a major move for Dejounte Murray. Also: Stein can hardly believe Haynes decided to jump on the back-to-back Super Bowl champion Chiefs’ bandwagon. Follow, rate and review #thisleague UNCUT with Chris Haynes & Marc Stein...
Published 02/13/24
Dejounte Murray. DeMar DeRozan. Bruce Brown. Will any of them be traded before Thursday’s 3 PM ET trade deadline? What are the Bucks and Lakers doing? Chris Haynes and Marc Stein get into all of it in the latest edition of #thisleague UNCUT. Follow, rate and review #thisleague UNCUT with Chris Haynes & Marc Stein here! https://link.chtbl.com/thisleagueuncut #fsr See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 02/05/24
How on Earth did the Bucks lose in Portland in Damian Lillard's maiden return to the Pacific Northwest as a visiting player? And what's next on a trade market that has already generated six deals since Halloween? Chris Haynes and Marc Stein have the answers and the stories in their latest pod chat.  Follow, rate and review #thisleague UNCUT with Chris Haynes & Marc Stein here! https://link.chtbl.com/thisleagueuncut #fsr See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 02/03/24
It was wild Thursday in the NBA with an unexpected trade (Steven Adams to Houston), All-Star reserves selections by East and West coaches revealed on TNT and a worrisome Joel Embiid injury update in the midst of the All-Star rollout. Chris Haynes and Marc Stein advance all those stories in their latest get-together.  Follow, rate and review #thisleague UNCUT with Chris Haynes & Marc Stein here! https://link.chtbl.com/thisleagueuncut #fsr See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 02/02/24
Chris Haynes and Marc Stein cover Adrian Griffin's sudden dismissal as Bucks coach -- and the selection of Doc Rivers as Griffin's replacement -- from all angles. The guys also delve into Thursday's announcement of All-Star starters and, at the end of this chat, throw out the possibility of an entire podcast episode devoted to pizza. Who would oppose that?  Follow, rate and review #thisleague UNCUT with Chris Haynes & Marc Stein here! https://link.chtbl.com/thisleagueuncut #fsr See...
Published 01/26/24
The latest updates on Atlanta's Dejounte Murray, Toronto's Bruce Brown, Washington's Kyle Kuzma and a surprise trade target who hasn't been discussed much this winter ... Chris Haynes and Marc Stein have fresh reports on all those players and more as the NBA's Feb. 8 trade deadline draws near.  Follow, rate and review #thisleague UNCUT with Chris Haynes & Marc Stein here! https://link.chtbl.com/thisleagueuncut #fsr See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 01/22/24
Chris Haynes and Marc Stein get together to break down the Pascal Siakam-to-Indiana trade for both teams and examine how the Raptors got to the place where they traded both OG Anunoby and Siakam in a span of less than three weeks. Chris also has several stories to share about both the Thunder and the Clippers, from Shai Gilgeous-Alexander to Russell Westbrook and back to SGA and then on to James Harden, after he worked the TNT sidelines for OKC's visit to LA earlier this week.  Follow, rate...
Published 01/19/24
Knicks forward Julius Randle is our special guest and visits with Chris Haynes and Marc Stein about his bid for a third All-Star appearance as a Knick, playing in the Madison Square Garden spotlight, OG Anunoby's impact on New York since his arrival via trade, growing up in Dallas, Tom Thibodeau's one-of-a-kind coaching and, as usual at Stein's insistence, left-handed-ness.  Follow, rate and review #thisleague UNCUT with Chris Haynes & Marc Stein...
Published 01/15/24