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These days, there are a million podcasts out there for listeners and viewers to enjoy.
One of the newest features an owner of an NBA team — “The Speed of the Game with Dan Gilbert.”
In the tipoff episode, Gilbert, owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, sits down with fellow owner Mark Cuban of the Dallas Mavericks.
Filmed and recorded during NBA All-Star Weekend in Charlotte in February, the episode features the two owners bantering back and forth about a plethora of topics. Set in a conference room at a hotel, the show is no frills in terms of graphics, etc., but it definitely works, keeping the focus on what is being said.
Among the names mentioned are Dirk Nowitzki, Luka Doncic, LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Kristaps Porzingis…and, somehow, Anthony Bennett.
Regarding Davis, Gilbert talks about just how close the Cavaliers came to landing him.
They also discuss Cuban’s role on the popular ABC television show, “Shark Tank,” as well as some business concepts, ideas and memories, which should come as no surprise with two billionaires sitting side by side.
There is plenty of things that will come off as humorous, if not entertaining. For example, Cuban reveals he was called “Castro” while growing up as a kid because of his last name, to which he states, “That was the worst!”
And there’s a hilarious tidbit from Gilbert about how former NBA commissioner David Stern’s bobblehead features his head moving side to side as opposed to up and down, as normal.
Before the debut episode concludes, the almost-49-minute show has the name “Zion Williamson” mentioned.
For what it’s worth, your author actually took a few notes. Gilbert and Cuban didn’t become wealthy by accident, after all, and by the time the premier episode comes to an end, you may find yourself wishing it would go on for another few hours.
It’s not simply entertaining, but also informative and as the statue in the classic “Animal House” reads, “Knowledge is Good.”
If the debut episode is a sign of what is to come, your author will most definitely be tuning in again.