Liberty, Justice and Ball Podcast


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Liberty, Justice and Ball explores the intersection of basketball and social justice. 

Hosted by a unique team from Springfield College, where basketball was invented, Kris Rhim and Marty Dobrow bring their varying perspectives as a 21-year-old Black student and 60-year-old white professor respectively. They share a passion for hoops and social justice and will be exploring the experiences and viewpoints of Hall of Famers tied to both topics.
Starting with Grant Hill, episodes will be released every two weeks with guests such as Cynthia Cooper, Bob Cousy, Chris Mullin, Jerry West and Lenny Wilkens.

 

 Current Episode

1/12 Bob Hurley Sr.

New year, new episode of 'Liberty, Justice and Ball!' This week, Kris and Marty chat with legendary coach Bob Hurley Sr. The 2010 Basketball Hall of Fame inductee opens up about his storied career and his passion for coaching at the high school level, the importance of police accountability in today's society, his love and pride for Jersey City, NJ and its community and much more.

 

 

 Past Episodes

12/29 Muffet McGraw

Kris and Marty chat with one of the greatest College Basketball coaches of all-time in the latest installment of 'Liberty, Justice and Ball,' Muffet McGraw. The 2017 Basketball Hall of Fame inductee talks about her storied coaching career at Notre Dame, her Philadelphia roots, the evolution of Title IX, the need for more women being represented on the sidelines in Women's Basketball and much more.

 

 

12/15 Rick Welts

Kris and Marty return with another stellar installment of 'Liberty, Justice and Ball,' as Golden State Warriors Chief Operating Officer and President Rick Welts joins the program. The 2018 Hall of Fame inductee opens up about his 50+ year NBA career, coming out as gay in 2011 and his devotion to the LGBTQ community, his role in building the great Warriors dynasty and much more!

 

 

12/01 Tina Thompson

‘Liberty, Justice and Ball,’ is back with another Basketball Hall of Famer, Tina Thompson. The four-time WNBA Champion and nine-time All-Star chats with Kris and Marty about her storied career, growing up in Inglewood, CA, her transition to coaching and more!

 

 

11/17 Tamika Catchings

Join us for our latest installment of ‘Liberty, Justice and Ball!’ This week, 10-time WNBA All-Star and 2011 League MVP Tamika Catchings stops by. Tamika talks about her earliest basketball memories, how she embraces her hearing impairment as a superpower, her storied collegiate and professional career and much, much more.

 

 

11/03 Jerry West

'Liberty, Justice and Ball’ is back! Join us this week as Kris and Marty chat with the logo himself, 14-time NBA All-Star Jerry West. West opens up about his earliest experiences of witnessing racial tension and injustice, his personal battle with his own mental health during his playing days, how today's players have taken the social justice movement by storm, and much, much more.

 

 

8/11 Bob Dandridge

Join us for our latest episode of Liberty, Justice and Ball’! This week the guys talk with 2021 Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Bob Dandridge. The four-time All-Star and two-time NBA Champion discusses what it was like growing up in a segregated Richmond, VA, his transition to the NBA in Milwaukee, winning two league championships and what the big honor of Hall of Fame enshrinement means to him.

 

 

7/28 Dave Bing

This week the guys talk with Basketball Hall of Famer and seven-time NBA All-Star Dave Bing. The former Mayor of Detroit opens up about his childhood in D.C., his college career at Syracuse, his transition to the political realm and much, much more!

 

 

7/21 Alex English

‘Liberty, Justice and Ball’ is back! This week the guys talk with Basketball Hall of Famer and eight-time NBA All-Star Alex English. The Denver Nuggets legend opens up about his Southern roots, his playing career and international philanthropy efforts, his love for South Carolina and much more!

 

 

6/30 Bernard King

Join us for the latest episode of ‘Liberty, Justice and Ball,’ where this week, Hall of Famer and New York basketball legend Bernard King joins the show. The four-time All-Star talks to the guys about growing up in the 1960s in the Big Apple, his playing career, racial tension he still races to this day, and much more!

 

 

6/09 Nancy Lieberman

On the latest episode of 'Liberty, Justice and Ball,' Hall of Famer and WNBA Pioneer Nancy Lieberman joins the show to talk about her basketball upbringing, her experience at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, her relationship with the late Kobe Bryant, the difficulty women facing in landing men's basketball coaching jobs and much, much more!

 

 

5/19 Robert Parish

 

 

4/28 Spencer Haywood

 

 

4/14 Bob Cousy

 

 

4/1 Grant Hill