On this episode of the Moran-Alytics Podcast, Patrick Moran is joined by one of the all-time great NBA pure point guards. Rod Strickland, 12th in NBA history in assists and 29th in steals joins the show to talk about a variety of topics.
Strickland discusses being born and growing up in New York City, a mecca for superstar point guards both on the basketball courts and in the playgrounds. He talks about winning a high school state championship and why he decided to pick DePaul for college over several other schools, including Pittsburgh and Syracuse.
We also talk about his entire 17-year career that began with the New York Knicks and go into specific detail about his time with San Antonio, Portland and Washington. Strickland speaks on many of the trials and tribulations of his career and reveals some of his favorite players, teammates and guys he played against.
There’s also plenty of current NBA talk as well. Of course, Strickland’s asked to weigh on the whole Lebron vs Michael Jordan debate that continues to dominate water coolers, and Strickland reveals there’s two other players that must always be in the greatest player ever conversation. He also talks about where Lebron may land next, Kyrie Irving (his Godson) and Golden State’s place in NBA history after winning their third championship in four years.
You can follow Rod Strickland on Twitter (Rod_Strickland)
Also on the show is “Pat with Pucks’ featuring Tone Pucks. Patrick and Tone debate if the Cleveland Browns may win more games than the Buffalo Bills in 2018, wonder if Jerry Hughes may be on his way out this summer and react to Jason LaCanfora calling A.J. McCarron one of the 10 QB’s under the most pressure for this season.
Tone (@tonepucks) also adds his thoughts on Buffalo Sabres forward Ryan O’Reilly trade rumors, the Washington Capitals winning the Stanley Cup, Jim Kelly being honored with the Jimmy V award and Terrell Owens’ decision to not attend the Hall of Fame induction ceremony this August.