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Over and Back: Stories About NBA History

Over and Back NBA Podcast

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Over and Back: Stories About NBA History

Over and Back: Stories About NBA History

Over and Back NBA Podcast

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Over and Back tells stories about NBA, ABA & pro basketball history. Hosted by Jason Mann and Rich Kraetsch. Part of The Step Back NBA Podcast Network, powered by Fansided.

Latest Episodes

What were the weirdest modern NBA seasons?

2020 will (hopefully) go down as the weirdest NBA season of all-time but what other modern seasons come close? On this episode of Over and Back, Jason Mann and Rich Kraetsch look at the weirdest modern NBA seasons including lockout-shortened years, stunning retirements, rules changes and more.

51 MIN4 d ago
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What were the weirdest modern NBA seasons?

Best By Age 25: Players Who Peaked Early But Missed Greatness (O&B Classic)

On this classic episode of Over and Back, Jason and Rich examine NBA players who by age 25 appeared on the trajectory for all-time greatness but for one reason or another fell off track.Players discussed include early NBA star Ed Macauley, territorial pick in the last BAA draft before the BAA and the NBL merged to form the NBA. Jason and Rich discuss Macauley's early career, the trade he's most famous for and what he did in his post-playing career. Dwight Howard: one of the NBA's shining stars in his early years that has fallen out of favor recently, Jason and Rich look at his injury history as well as his attitude and whether or not he will be considered an all-time great when he finally hangs it up.Tracy McGrady: T-Mac put together one of the NBA's greatest seasons in 2003 but just a few years later was unable to get on the court. McGrady was a star that shined bright but ultimately left many underwhelmed.Elton Brand: Mr. Reliable put together an impressive resume in his early 20s but never reached the next level.Gilbert Arenas: One of the NBA's best stories turned into one of its worse as Arenas rose up from anonymity to become a star on the Washington Wizards, ultimately though, his career will be remembered for one unfortunate incident.Luol Deng: The do-everything, jack of all trades for the mid 2000 Chicago Bulls, Deng teamed with fellow youngsters Kirk Hinrich and Ben Gordon to led the Bulls back to the playoffs. In addition to examinations into each of the players above, Jason and Rich also delve into players who accumulate a high percentage of stats in their first five years of the league.

71 MIN1 w ago
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Best By Age 25: Players Who Peaked Early But Missed Greatness (O&B Classic)

Reggie Lewis: Losing the next Boston Celtics great (O&B Classic)

We go back into our archives for our fourth ever episode on this, the 27th anniversary of Reggie Lewis' death to talk about the life, career and tragic death of the Boston Celtics' Reggie Lewis. Jason and Rich dive into the career timeline of Lewis, his rough upbringing in drug-riddled Baltimore, playing in high school with three other future NBA players and being recruited by Northeastern University and eventual UConn legend Jim Calhoun. The guys then move onto his NBA career, joining a still-talented but increasingly old Boston Celtics team, finally getting the reigns to himself, holding court at "The Table", duels with Michael Jordan, his final NBA game against the Charlotte Hornets and much more. Finally, a look at Lewis' untimely death, what occurred in the aftermath, how the media, players and the league covered the death and the downward spiral of the Boston Celtics franchise.

88 MIN2 w ago
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Reggie Lewis: Losing the next Boston Celtics great (O&B Classic)

100 Facts About Wilt Chamberlain's 100 (O&B Classic)

This episode was originally posted in 2014 as a celebration of Over and Back's 100th episode. We're celebrating Episode #100 of the Over and Back Podcast and what better topic to cover than Wilt Chamberlain's 100 point game on March 2, 1962 in Hershey, Pennsylvania. To ensure we kept it "100" we uncovered 100 facts about Wilt's 100 point game. Facts and tidbits include a look at where the game ranks all-time statistically, anecdotes about many of the players involved including Al Attles, Paul Arizin, Tom Meschery, Guy Rodgers, "Jumpin'" Johnny Green, York Larese, Darrall Imhoff, Cleveland Buckner and many more.We tell the fascinating tale of Ermo and Evo Ionni, the iconic "100" picture and what happened to the game ball. Lastly, we look back at March 2, 1962 in history with a peek at the Peanuts Comic strip of the day, who was on the cover of that day's TIME magazine, what famous rock star was born on this very day and, of course, Billboard's Number One song.

66 MIN2 w ago
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100 Facts About Wilt Chamberlain's 100 (O&B Classic)

Is Ray Allen one of the NBA's 50 greatest players? (O&B Classic)

In celebration of Ray Allen's recent birthday (July 20), we're posting a classic episode from our archives! Jason and Rich discuss the Top 50 candidacy of Bucks, Sonics, Celtics and Heat star Ray Allen with former Director of Basketball Research for the Milwaukee Bucks and current NBA analysis at The Athletic: Seth Partnow. This episode was originally released as Episode 49 of the Over and Back Classic NBA Podcast (September 10, 2015).

22 MIN2 w ago
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Is Ray Allen one of the NBA's 50 greatest players? (O&B Classic)

One player, two legacies

On this episode of the Over and Back Classic NBA Podcast, Jason and Rich explore players to accumulate 15000 minutes for two different franchises. We'll explore each of these player's careers, accolades and how important they are to each franchise's history. We also briefly discuss current players who could reach the milestone, players who were close but not quite there and players with 15,000 minutes in each franchise's history.

72 MIN3 w ago
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One player, two legacies

Remembering Wes Unseld

Our episode dedicated to the life and career of Washington Bullets great Wes Unseld.

53 MINJUN 3
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Remembering Wes Unseld

The Last Dance Episodes 9 & 10 Reaction

Jason Mann and Rich Kraetsch react to the final two episodes of ESPN's The Last Dance (Episodes 9 & 10)Over & Back Archives: https://bit.ly/OverBack-YT

61 MINMAY 18
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The Last Dance Episodes 9 & 10 Reaction

"The Last Dance" Episodes 7 & 8 Reaction

Jason Mann and Rich Kraetsch react to Episodes 7 & 8 of ESPN's The Last Dance.

46 MINMAY 11
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"The Last Dance" Episodes 7 & 8 Reaction

"The Last Dance" Episodes 5 & 6 Reaction

Jason Mann and Rich Kraetsch discuss Episodes 5 & 6 of ESPN's "The Last Dance"Michael Jordan-focused Episode Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5ydtxgUjKrLsqCmCAw---MJR_59Yqf_i

56 MINMAY 4
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"The Last Dance" Episodes 5 & 6 Reaction

Latest Episodes

What were the weirdest modern NBA seasons?

2020 will (hopefully) go down as the weirdest NBA season of all-time but what other modern seasons come close? On this episode of Over and Back, Jason Mann and Rich Kraetsch look at the weirdest modern NBA seasons including lockout-shortened years, stunning retirements, rules changes and more.

51 MIN4 d ago
Comments
What were the weirdest modern NBA seasons?

Best By Age 25: Players Who Peaked Early But Missed Greatness (O&B Classic)

On this classic episode of Over and Back, Jason and Rich examine NBA players who by age 25 appeared on the trajectory for all-time greatness but for one reason or another fell off track.Players discussed include early NBA star Ed Macauley, territorial pick in the last BAA draft before the BAA and the NBL merged to form the NBA. Jason and Rich discuss Macauley's early career, the trade he's most famous for and what he did in his post-playing career. Dwight Howard: one of the NBA's shining stars in his early years that has fallen out of favor recently, Jason and Rich look at his injury history as well as his attitude and whether or not he will be considered an all-time great when he finally hangs it up.Tracy McGrady: T-Mac put together one of the NBA's greatest seasons in 2003 but just a few years later was unable to get on the court. McGrady was a star that shined bright but ultimately left many underwhelmed.Elton Brand: Mr. Reliable put together an impressive resume in his early 20s but never reached the next level.Gilbert Arenas: One of the NBA's best stories turned into one of its worse as Arenas rose up from anonymity to become a star on the Washington Wizards, ultimately though, his career will be remembered for one unfortunate incident.Luol Deng: The do-everything, jack of all trades for the mid 2000 Chicago Bulls, Deng teamed with fellow youngsters Kirk Hinrich and Ben Gordon to led the Bulls back to the playoffs. In addition to examinations into each of the players above, Jason and Rich also delve into players who accumulate a high percentage of stats in their first five years of the league.

71 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Best By Age 25: Players Who Peaked Early But Missed Greatness (O&B Classic)

Reggie Lewis: Losing the next Boston Celtics great (O&B Classic)

We go back into our archives for our fourth ever episode on this, the 27th anniversary of Reggie Lewis' death to talk about the life, career and tragic death of the Boston Celtics' Reggie Lewis. Jason and Rich dive into the career timeline of Lewis, his rough upbringing in drug-riddled Baltimore, playing in high school with three other future NBA players and being recruited by Northeastern University and eventual UConn legend Jim Calhoun. The guys then move onto his NBA career, joining a still-talented but increasingly old Boston Celtics team, finally getting the reigns to himself, holding court at "The Table", duels with Michael Jordan, his final NBA game against the Charlotte Hornets and much more. Finally, a look at Lewis' untimely death, what occurred in the aftermath, how the media, players and the league covered the death and the downward spiral of the Boston Celtics franchise.

88 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Reggie Lewis: Losing the next Boston Celtics great (O&B Classic)

100 Facts About Wilt Chamberlain's 100 (O&B Classic)

This episode was originally posted in 2014 as a celebration of Over and Back's 100th episode. We're celebrating Episode #100 of the Over and Back Podcast and what better topic to cover than Wilt Chamberlain's 100 point game on March 2, 1962 in Hershey, Pennsylvania. To ensure we kept it "100" we uncovered 100 facts about Wilt's 100 point game. Facts and tidbits include a look at where the game ranks all-time statistically, anecdotes about many of the players involved including Al Attles, Paul Arizin, Tom Meschery, Guy Rodgers, "Jumpin'" Johnny Green, York Larese, Darrall Imhoff, Cleveland Buckner and many more.We tell the fascinating tale of Ermo and Evo Ionni, the iconic "100" picture and what happened to the game ball. Lastly, we look back at March 2, 1962 in history with a peek at the Peanuts Comic strip of the day, who was on the cover of that day's TIME magazine, what famous rock star was born on this very day and, of course, Billboard's Number One song.

66 MIN2 w ago
Comments
100 Facts About Wilt Chamberlain's 100 (O&B Classic)

Is Ray Allen one of the NBA's 50 greatest players? (O&B Classic)

In celebration of Ray Allen's recent birthday (July 20), we're posting a classic episode from our archives! Jason and Rich discuss the Top 50 candidacy of Bucks, Sonics, Celtics and Heat star Ray Allen with former Director of Basketball Research for the Milwaukee Bucks and current NBA analysis at The Athletic: Seth Partnow. This episode was originally released as Episode 49 of the Over and Back Classic NBA Podcast (September 10, 2015).

22 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Is Ray Allen one of the NBA's 50 greatest players? (O&B Classic)

One player, two legacies

On this episode of the Over and Back Classic NBA Podcast, Jason and Rich explore players to accumulate 15000 minutes for two different franchises. We'll explore each of these player's careers, accolades and how important they are to each franchise's history. We also briefly discuss current players who could reach the milestone, players who were close but not quite there and players with 15,000 minutes in each franchise's history.

72 MIN3 w ago
Comments
One player, two legacies

Remembering Wes Unseld

Our episode dedicated to the life and career of Washington Bullets great Wes Unseld.

53 MINJUN 3
Comments
Remembering Wes Unseld

The Last Dance Episodes 9 & 10 Reaction

Jason Mann and Rich Kraetsch react to the final two episodes of ESPN's The Last Dance (Episodes 9 & 10)Over & Back Archives: https://bit.ly/OverBack-YT

61 MINMAY 18
Comments
The Last Dance Episodes 9 & 10 Reaction

"The Last Dance" Episodes 7 & 8 Reaction

Jason Mann and Rich Kraetsch react to Episodes 7 & 8 of ESPN's The Last Dance.

46 MINMAY 11
Comments
"The Last Dance" Episodes 7 & 8 Reaction

"The Last Dance" Episodes 5 & 6 Reaction

Jason Mann and Rich Kraetsch discuss Episodes 5 & 6 of ESPN's "The Last Dance"Michael Jordan-focused Episode Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5ydtxgUjKrLsqCmCAw---MJR_59Yqf_i

56 MINMAY 4
Comments
"The Last Dance" Episodes 5 & 6 Reaction
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