Wednesday, March 31, 2021

“Liberty, Justice and Ball” featuring Grant Hill Available April 1


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the launch of its new podcast series Liberty, Justice and Ball – a podcast exploring the intersection of basketball and social justice.

The podcast will be 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.

“The Hall is proud to promote and preserve the game of basketball at every level and while we’ve preserved numerous artifacts and captured many anecdotes of the game, we also know there are countless stories tied to social justice that deserve to be told by our Hall of Famers,” said John Doleva, President and CEO of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. “Through this podcast with local partner Springfield College, we look forward to offering a platform that allows these celebrated athletes and outstanding people to share their stories, perspectives and hopes for the future of social justice in America.”

The first episode of Liberty, Justice and Ball will feature Grant Hill, Vice Chairman of the Atlanta Hawks and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer, and will be available Thursday, April 1 at noon ET.Additional episodes will be released every two weeks with guests such as Cynthia Cooper, Bob Cousy, Chris Mullin, Jerry West and Lenny Wilkins.

Liberty, Justice and Ball, produced and marketed by Learfield IMG College, will be available via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, and SoundCloud. Please visit for direct downloads. For a schedule of podcasts, which will be updated regularly, please visit or follow @hoophall on Twitter.


About Learfield IMG College

Learfield IMG College is the leading media and technology services company in intercollegiate athletics. The company unlocks the value of college sports for brands and fans through an omnichannel platform with innovative content and commerce solutions for fan engagement. The Learfield IMG College suite of services includes licensing and multimedia sponsorship management; publishing, audio, digital and social media; data analytics; ticketing, ticket sales and professional concessions expertise; branding; campus-wide business and sponsorship development; and venue technology systems. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, the company has long had the privilege of being an advocate for intercollegiate athletics and the student-athlete experience.


About the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the city where basketball was born, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting, preserving and celebrating the game of basketball at every level – men and women, amateur and professional players, coaches and contributors, both domestically and internationally. The Hall of Fame museum is home to more than 400 inductees and over 40,000 square feet of basketball history. Nearly 200,000 people visit the Hall of Fame museum each year to learn about the game, experience the interactive exhibits and test their skills on the Jerry Colangelo "Court of Dreams." Best known for its annual marquee Enshrinement Ceremony honoring the game’s elite, the Hall of Fame also operates over 70 high school and collegiate competitions annually throughout the country and abroad. For more information on the Basketball Hall of Fame organization, its museum and events, visit, follow @hoophall or call 1-877-4HOOPLA.