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Jun 22, 2021

The Dan's watch the Boston Celtics Big 3 of Larry Bird, Kevin McHale and Robert Parrish survive elimination against Dominique Wilkins, Doc Rivers, Tree Rollins and the rest of the 1988 Atlanta Hawks. 

Jun 14, 2021

The Dan's watch Kevin Garnett, Chauncey Billups and the Minnesota Timberwolves lose game one of the first round of the 2002 NBA Playoffs to a Dallas Mavericks team lead by Dirk Nowitzki and Steve Nash. 

Jun 8, 2021

The Dan's celebrate so called Mr. Street Clothes Anthony Davis by watching him Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Terence Jones and the John Calipari run Kentucky Wildcats beat the Thomas Robinson and Jeff Withey lead Kansas Jayhawks in the 2012 National Championship.

May 31, 2021

The Dan's look back on what could have been with the OKC Thunder big 3 of Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and James Harden and acknowledge Kobe's induction to the Basketball Hall of Fame by watching the Oklahoma City Thunder play the Los Angeles Lakers on January 17, 2011. 

May 17, 2021

The Dan's watch an LSU team featuring Shaq, Chris Jackson and Stanley Roberts  drop a game they should have won to Dennis Scott, Kenny Andersons Georgia Tech team in the second round of the 1990 NCAA Tournament. 

May 11, 2021

The Dan's watch Jason Kidd, Kevin Johnson, Rex Chapman, Cedric Ceballos and head coach Danny Ainge of the Phoenix Suns grab an overtime win over Michael Finley, Shawn Bradley and Martin Muursepp of the Dallas Mavericks on March 2, 1997. 

May 3, 2021

The Dan's watch a game that has been called the worst Knicks game ever. The Knickerbockers, lead by Patrick Ewing and John Starks lose a potential clinching game to the Hakeem Olajuwon and Vernon Maxwell lead Houston Rockets before ultimately falling to them again in game 7 of the NBA Finals.

Apr 19, 2021

The Dan's watch Grant Hill, Jerry Stackhouse lead the Detroit Pistons to a win over a um, interesting Phoenix Suns team boasting stars like Jason Kidd, Rex Chapman and Tom Gugliotta.

Apr 12, 2021

The Dan's celebrate Paul Pierce's wild night on instagram live by watching a young version of PuL alongside Antoine Walker and Eric Mercer take on Eddie Jones, Ricky Davis, Brad Miller and the rest of the Charlotte Hornets. 

Apr 6, 2021

The Dan's saw a bunch of Lakers fans complaining about the Nets stacking their deck so we watched some tape on an older superteam in the Houston Rockets with Charles Barkley, Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler playing the young Minnesota Timberwolves starring young Kevin Garnett and Stephon Marbury. 

Mar 29, 2021

The Dan's get caught up after the NBA Trade Deadline and then watch an Illinois team with players like Deron Williams, fake Dee Brown, and Luther Head lead a wild comeback against the Channing Frye and Salim Stoudamire led Arizona team in the 2005 NCAA Tournament. 

Mar 15, 2021

The Dan's watch the final game of the womens bracket in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. The USA team featuring stars like Lisa Leslie, Sheryl Swoopes and Rebecca Lobo would defeat a skilled Brasil team built around Hortencia and win the Gold. Celebrate women, and not just for this month. 

Mar 8, 2021

The Dan's celebrate this years mediocre dunk contest selections( Obi Toppin, Anfernee Simmons, and Cassius Stanley) by watching two of the worst NBA Slam Dunk Contests of all time in 2004 ( Chris Andersen, Ricky Davis, Fred Jones and Jason Richardson ) and 2010 ( Nate Robinson, Gerald Wallace, Shannon Brown, and Demar Derozen).

Mar 1, 2021

The Dan's revisit And1 Mixtapes 1 through 3. Episode one focuses on a young Rafer Alston aka Skip To My Lou who would go on to play for the Houston Rockets and Orlando Magic. Volume 2 features an array of street ballers including Waliyy "Main Event" Dixon, Anthony "1/2 Man 1/2 Amazing" Heyward and Malloy "Future" Nesmith Sr. Finally, Volume 3 introduces us to the legend Phillip "Hot Sauce" Champion. 

Feb 23, 2021

The Dan's are joined by listener John to discuss the likes of Kenny Lofton, Roy Jones Jr., Ken Griffey Jr., Deion Sanders, Joey Galloway, Barry Bonds and many more participate in the Foot Locker Slam Fest in 1992 and 1996.

Feb 15, 2021

The Dan's watch the 2006 NBA Celebrity game where a team coached by Eva Longoria and Stephen A Smith made up of celebs like Chris Brown (ew), Nelly and future NBA coach Becky Hammon defeated Queen Latifah and Greg Anthony's team including Ice Cube, Donald Faison, Swin Cash and Christopher Meloni. 

Feb 8, 2021

The Dan's honor the late John Chaney by watching his Temple team featuring Eddie Jones, Rick Brunson and Aaron Mckie play a UMass team coached by John Calipari starring Marcus Camby and Dana Dingle. 

Feb 1, 2021

With the one year anniversary of Kobe's death passing recently the Dan's decided to watch Kobe and Shaq's Lakers beat the Nick Van Exel and Antonio McDyess Denver Nuggets at the Forum in 1999. 

Jan 26, 2021

The Dan's honor the great Tommy Heinsohn by watched a game he called in 1987 between the John Stockton and piece of crap Karl Malone's Utah Jazz and the 80's Big Three Celtics featuring Larry Bird, Kevin McHale and Robert Parish at the Boston Garden. RIP Tommy. RIP KC. 

Jan 19, 2021

The Dan's watch Chris Mullin, Latrell Sprewell and Joe Smiths Golden State Warriors play the Los Angeles Clippers lead by Malik Sealy, Lorenzen Wright and Loy Vaught on March 10, 1997, the day after the death of Christopher Wallace. 

Jan 11, 2021

The Dans watch the Sacramento Kings play the Detroit Pistons on February 2, 2000. The game pits Jason Williams, Chris Webber and Vlade Divac against Jerry Stackhouse, Christian Laettner, and Lindsey Hunter at the Palace At Auburn Hills. 

Jan 4, 2021

The Dan's watch Big Z, Bobby Sura, Shawn Kemp and the rest of the Cavaliers play against Steve Smith, Dikembe, Tyrone Corbin and the Atlanta Hawks in 1998 at the home of the George Tech Yellow Jackets. 

Dec 21, 2020

The Dan's close out NBA Preseason by watching Damon Stoudamire, Rasheed Wallace and Bonzi Wells and the Portland Trail Blazers take on Bryant Reeves, Shareef Abdur-Rahim and Mike Bibby and the Vancouver Grizzlies in the post lockout preseason of 1999. 

Dec 15, 2020

The Dan's watch Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers play Antawn Jamison and the Golden State Warriors on December 6, 2000. Both players would go on to score 51 points in a surprising loss for the to be champion Lakers. 

Dec 7, 2020

The Dan's celebrate Sarah Fuller and Callie Brownson breaking barriers in the football world by finally watching an old WNBA Game. The 2007 WNBA Finals saw Diana Taurasi, Penny Taylor, Cappie Pondexter, and Tangela Smith  of the Phoenix Mercury square off with Deanna Nolan, Swin Cash, Katie Smith and head coach Bill Laimbeer of the Detroit Shock. 

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