Author Jeff Pearlman dials in to discuss his new behind-the-scenes book about the Kobe-Shaq-Phil Jackson Lakers, and reveals his next book will cover the Bo Jackson legend (3:11). ESPN’s Rachel Nichols dials in from the NBA bubble in Orlando to break down Game 1 of the Lakers-Heat finals, and explains why Kyrie Irving just can’t stop putting his foot in his mouth (22:28).
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Jovan Buha gives Dan a look behind the curtain with the Los Angeles Clippers and Doc Rivers. Jovan says that there was a difference in philosophy and that it was simply about wins and loses. Jeff Pearlman tells Dan that Shaq wanted a big brother relationship with Kobe, but that Kobe wanted none of that. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers