TBJ in SA
Our friends at The Basketball Jones have figured out what to do during the NBA lockout. Instead of waiting patiently at home, monitoring their twitter streams in hopes good news will come along, they hit the road. The TBJ guys somehow convinced their bosses at The Score that they should go on a podcast tour to ten different NBA cities this month (actually, Skeets told me that it wasn’t that hard a job getting the tour approved). On Sunday, the Basketball Jones: No Season Required tour hit San Antonio.
Graydon and I, along with good friend Rob Mahoney, made the short trip down to San Antonio from Austin to sit in on the live podcast and a grab post-show drink. At each of these live shows, TBJ lined up a good guests to talk ball and anything else with. In San Antonio, there was a surprise guest scheduled to appear, who even the TBJ guys weren’t aware of. Turns out, Brent Barry showed up to join them.
As someone who listened to all of the previous No Season Required podcasts, I feel qualified to announce that Brent Barry was the best guest so far of the tour. And that’s saying something when they’ve had guys like Dorell Wright and Bill Wennington appear. Not only was Barry his funny and playful self, he was also brutally honest and genuine. There were no canned answers from him.
The Spurs media relations folks were also kind enough to give the Jones guys a tour of the practice facility and allowed them to shoot some videos there, which should be posted soon. We’ll be sure to have them here when they’re up. For now, though, take some time and enjoy the No Season Required show in San Antonio.