Interviews archive. For the most recent NBA interviews,
Interviews from October, 2003 and earlier
Hot Sauce Interview
Sauce is the most famous full-time streetball player on the planet right now.
His moves are, in a word, sick. InsideHoops.com presents an exclusive interview.
Pogo Joe Caldwell
man defended Julius Erving better than anyone. The man made NBA all-star teams.
Read what Jumping Joe (or Pogo Joe, depending on who you ask) had to say about
watching Michael Jordan, how much trash Wilt Chamberlain did or did not talk,
and much more. Also see part 1 of the
interview. [Sept 20]
and rap star B-Real of Cypress Hill sat down for an exclusive interview. This
kicks off the new section known as Inside Hoops Entertainment. [Sept 17]
also known as the Black Widow, tore up Rucker Park for a long time before joining
the And 1 mixtape tour. InsideHoops.com presents an exclusive interview. [Sept
is one of the most well known coaches in EBC at Rucker Park history. InsideHoops.com
met with him for an exclusive interview. [Sept 7]
Jumping Joe Caldwell
second pick in the 1964 draft (just ahead of Willis Reed), Joe Caldwell is one
of the coolest players of all time - both on and off the court. An incredible
defender and terrific all-around talent, the man deserves recognition. InsideHoops.com
recently met with Joe for an interview. [Sept 3]
On the U.S. Qualifying team, the Orlando Magic, a blurb on Kobe Bryant
and more. Aug 11
On the U.S. Qualifying team, what
they have to do to get ready, a blurb on Kidd not signing with the Spurs and more.
Cleveland Cavaliers forward Darius Miles met exclusively with InsideHoops.com
at the end of the summer league in Boston to discuss his quest for physical fitness
as well as new teammate LeBron James. July 28
InsideHoops.com and Washington Wizards big man Etan Thomas met to catch up on
the team and their new coach. July 23
A media session interview with James after a Cleveland Cavaliers summer league
game in Boston. July 20
InsideHoops and the new coach of LeBron James met to discuss the rookie's early
showings. Is James a point guard or what? Silas shares his views. July 19
After going undrafted in 2002, Cooke has been training, working out and dominating
the USBL. He wants in the big league. Read this exclusive InsideHoops.com interview.
You remember CJ. On Long Island University he led the entire nation in scoring
two years in a row, before playing for two NBA teams and then heading to Europe
and the USBL. InsideHoops caught up with him for an exclusive interview. July
InsideHoops met with Manning in a brief exclusive talk. Danny sounded off on a
few NBA rules, wondered about how refs call one thing but not another, and claimed
that college hoops is more physical than the NBA. May 27
InsideHoops met with this young rising Miami Heat star to talk about the league,
his game and more. Exclusive to InsideHoops.com, of course. Apr 15
InsideHoops met with Madison Square Garden's president of sports team operations
for a quick chat about how great the building is. Apr 15
InsideHoops and other media spoke with Allen Iverson Friday about his team and
their injuries, the loss, and playoff seeding. Apr 12
InsideHoops met with Ratliff to discuss what he knows best,
the art of defending and blocking shots. Apr 9
InsideHoops met with the Rockets assistant coach (currently
acting as head coach while Rudy T. heals) and discussed Yao Ming and more. Apr
InsideHoops met with Starks and caught up. Mar 29
Exclusive: Billy Hunter clears up the NBA age minimum rumor
InsideHoops.com and National Basketball Players Association
executive director Billy Hunter met and cleared up the big recent rumor. Exclusive.
One key question, one key answer. Mar 24
On injuries, their Monday Knicks loss and more. Mar 25
InsideHoops and Mobley on the team, Yao Ming and more. Mar
InsideHoops met Williams to ask how things have gone with
Hubie Brown. Another mini-interview, taking 30 seconds to read. Mar 23
Payton sat with InsideHoops to discuss playing with Cassell.
Kittles sat with InsideHoops to discuss some key Nets points.
Did Chuck Person help Wesley with his game? And more. Mar
Van Gundy Interview
Talking Patrick Ewing with his former coach and everyone's
favorite wrestler, Jeff Van Gundy. Mar 4.
Inside Hoops met with Doctor Jack and discussed changes
in the league. Exclusively for you. Feb 20.
Interview from Madison Square Garden. Feb 7.
An extensive interview with the head coach of the
Los Angeles Clippers. NBA / Feb 5.
Amare Stoudemire is the leading rookie of the year
candidate. InsideHoops.com presents a recent interview. NBA / Jan 31.
Van Exel Interview
InsideHoops caught up with the Dallas guard to discuss
the Mavs and more. Check out who Van Exel says is the best team in the West. Hint:
not Dallas. Exclusive to InsideHoops.com. Jan 27.
Have you noticed Chicago's Fizer stepping it up this season? It's personal. InsideHoops.com
shares the reason. Jan 15.
InsideHoops.com met up with Wizards guard Larry Hughes and talked about playing
with Iverson, being a Wizard and more. Jan 12.
InsideHoops.com had a quick talk with Chicago Bulls rookie Lonny Baxter to see
how things were going. Jan 3.
A quick exclusive talk with Detroit Pistons defensive star Ben Wallace. Dec 22.
See what Rick Fox said to the media after Thursday's massive defeat in New Jersey
to the Nets. Dec 20.
team owner addresses media
Robert Johnson, who will become the first African-American
principal owner of an NBA team (the upcoming expansion team in Charlotte), spoke
to the media. InsideHoops.com provides his full statement.
InsideHoops.com caught up with Kwame Brown to discuss his second-year development.
We caught up with Boozer recently, who, by no coincidence, immediately started
putting up big stats. That's right, we take full credit. Dec 6.
Read about what it's generally like for players when they switch to a new team.
A quick mini-interview. Sixty seconds. He's happy to be a Net. Nov 4.
Garnett quotes about trash talking, flying monkeys and more.
Hawks coach Lon
A quick talk with Atlanta's head coach. Nov 1.
The coach of the New York Knicks addresses the media
about the upcoming season.
Jackson Media Teleconference
The coach of the world champion Los Angeles Lakers
addresses the media about the upcoming season. Jackson had a lot to say, make
sure you read this.
Scott Media Teleconference
The coach of the New Jersey Nets addresses the media
about the upcoming season
An Inside Hoops exclusive interview with the Suns star, on growing up, changes
from the NCAA to NBA, favorite entertainment and more. Oct 13.
The best part of the interview is Ginobili's response when asked if his team got
robbed in the World Championship. Oct 11.
Carter Streetball Interview - a quick few words about when Vince Carter played
streetball at Rucker Park. (late Sept, 2002)
NBA Interviews from Summer
or Late 2001-02 Season
Peterson Interview - a talk with Toronto's Mo Pete. About the NBA, which players
he liked as a kid, more. (Sept. 16, 2002)
Curry Interview - a casual talk with Chicago Bulls center Eddy Curry. (Sept.
Chandler Interview 2 - a casual talk with Chicago Bulls forward Tyson Chandler.
(Sept. 8, 2002)
Artest Streetball Interview - a quick talk with Indiana Pacers forward Ron
Artest. We talked to him in the park. Rucker Park. Exclusive to InsideHoops.com.
(August 12, 2002)
Cooke Interview - a good interview with this undrafted rookie free agent,
with topics from draft day till today. Exclusive to InsideHoops.com. (July 31,
Williams Interview - talking about what it's like playing in front of fans
that know you personally, and other cool stuff. Exclusive to InsideHoops.com.
(Posted June 14, 2002)
Woods Interview - during his workouts for NBA teams as they decide who to
take in the 2002 NBA draft. (Early June, posted June 13, 2002)
Weatherspoon Interview - she makes it clear what the New York Liberty goal
is this season. Exclusive to InsideHoops.com. (June 2, 2002)
On NBA draft workouts, his skills, etc. (May 31, 2002)
On dunking, and the NBA Slam Dunk contest. Exclusive to InsideHoops.com.
Ely Interview (Pre-draft)
Cool talk with a cool soon-to-be NBA player.
Words - Chris Wilcox (pre-draft)
An interview with Indiana forward Jared Jeffries, who is sure to be taken in the
first round of the 2002 NBA Draft.
Recent media conference.
Jalen Rose's head
An interview with the Bulls star. Jalen gives tons of insight
on himself, the team, and more.
with Kings star Peja Stojakovic
Peja touches on various issues, including European players, Chris Webber and more.
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NBA Interviews from
the 2000-01 season
On legalizing the zone and how his team may benefit. Exclusive to InsideHoops.com.
A cool Sprewell chat where he reveals his favorite player, the online game he
plays, and more. Exclusive to InsideHoops.com.
On this WNBA superstar's past, growing up and becoming great. Exclusive to InsideHoops.com.
Allen Interview - A short interview with Ray Allen on one subject: shooting
the basketball. Exclusive to InsideHoops.com.
Kidd Interview - On being at the top of the world with life-long friend Gary
Payton, learning to pass and shoot, zone defenses, more. Exclusive to InsideHoops.com.
Szczerbiak Interview - Quick chat. Exclusive to InsideHoops.com.
Duncan Interview - Duncan on staying 4 years in college, kids going pro early,
his development, and more. Exclusive to InsideHoops.com.
Robinson Interview - Big Dog on his nickname's origin, the NBA's most underrated
small forward, and the player he focused on as a kid. Exclusive to InsideHoops.com.
Johnson Interview - DJ on what Larry Bird was like in practice, gearing up
to play the Lakers (in the 80's), and more. Exclusive to InsideHoops.com.
Malone Interview - Malone on the team, not being washed up yet, and becoming
the NBA's all time free throw leader. Exclusive to InsideHoops.com.
Russell Interview - Was guarding Jordan easy? Learn the answer before the
page even finishes loading! Exclusive to InsideHoops.com.
Bradley Interview - Shawn is tall. Quick interview. Exclusive to InsideHoops.com.
Chandler Interview - This high school basketball star from Compton, California
stands 7'1" but at the time of this interview still wasn't declaring where
he stood on going pro or heading to college. Check our talk. Exclusive to InsideHoops.com.
Payton Interview 2 - Yeah, we met up with The Glove again. You can never get
too much of GP. Exclusive to InsideHoops.com.
Webber Interview - Webber on the Kings, his future, and more. Exclusive to
Thomas Interview Part 2 - we asked Isiah how the Celtics and Lakers of the
80's would fare against the Bulls of the 90's. Plus Isiah shares the secret of
Reggie Miller. Exclusive to InsideHoops.com.
Thomas Interview Part 1 - we met Isiah Thomas and got some insight on the
Pacers. Exclusive to InsideHoops.com.
A minute with Shaq finding out who can guard him, and how. Plus an exclusive look
at Shaq dealing with little kiddies when no cameras are rolling. Exclusive to
Eddie's feelings on being traded away from the Lakers years ago are clear. Exclusive
His basketball idol, about the crossover, and more. Exclusive to InsideHoops.com.
We recently spoke to The Dream, and, among other things, found out which forward
and guard he'd pick to build a team around. Check the interview. Exclusive to
InsideHoops and an elite circle of reporters were told by Payton that he's lost
much of his love for being in the NBA. So, this is semi-exclusive. Read.