Ep. 55: Brian Windhorst

Brian Windhorst is one of the best NBA reporters. He first started in the business with the Akron Beacon Journal, and as a young reporter he was assigned to go check out a stud basketball player with great potential.

It turned out, it was LeBron James, who attended the very same high school Windhorst attended: St. Vincent-St. Mary in Akron, Ohio. Windhorst is now a led NBA reporter for ESPN and his work appears on all of their networks, plus ESPN.com and various podcasts.

With the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals, it seems like every time I look up at my television, which is on ESPN, there is Windy. That’s why I appreciated him spending some time with me on Friday.

He continues to be a great friend and mentor to me, and for that I am thankful.

After the Cavaliers improbable 3-1 comeback in the NBA Finals last year, it was a no-brianer for Windhorst to author a book on LeBron, and his return which led to a title. “Return of the King: LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Greatest Comeback in NBA History

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Topics Discussed:

  • LeBron and fatigue
  • What’s the challenge and fun in covering LeBron
  • Where the Cavaliers go from here due to the Warriors’ dominance
  • Paul George’s future in Indy, or value elsewhere
  • Why the elite NBA reporters don’t ask questions as press conferences

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