In this fourth episode of Basketball by Association podcast, Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes are joined by TBW’s Adam Spinella to process everything that’s changed in basketball, sports and the U.S. in just one week’s time.
Framed around Adam’s incredible article “NBA Did the Right Thing by Suspending its Season”, the guys weigh just how important the game of basketball is at a time like this, even as it really means nothing in the grand scheme of things.
Where does the NBA go from here after it helped lead the way toward a massive commercial and societal change in the coronavirus response that began with the events on March 11? What are the potential ramifications from the various scenarios and timelines of its return?
What role can a sports media entity like TBW play in helping to maintain a sense of normalcy in a time of crisis? Where is the site going to turn with no games to cover for the foreseeable future?
Finally, Arky and Joel also get to know Adam’s background into basketball, coaching and writing, as well as the players and moments he holds dearest as a fan.
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Bleacher Report’s former NBA Associate Editor (2012-17). Previously served in key B/R NBA columnist, video host and writer training posts (2009-12) during B/R’s industry-changing rise and NBA-driven buyout by Turner Sports. Former high school history teacher, basketball coach, and play-by-play broadcaster; NBA podcast host, locker room reporter (Minnesota Timberwolves, Vikings, Twins, Wild) and radio host/producer. Most recently Managing Editor of TravelPulse.com. Appears on NBA radio shows across the U.S.