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In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca are joined by TNT’s Steve Kerr to discuss the Bulls-Heat series, Derrick Rose’s knee, and what makes a great shooter. Sports Illustrated’s Jon Wertheim also joins to talk about the new Williams sisters documentary Venus and Serena. Finally, they debate the past, present, and future of gym class.
Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:
- Follow Steve Kerr on Twitter.
- Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau was fined $35,000 for saying that, among other things, LeBron James flopped when he was shoved by Nazr Mohammed in Game 3.
- A few weeks ago, Kerr said that Derrick Rose should play if he’s healthy.
- Grantland’s Zach Lowe explains why Stephen Curry is so hard to defend.
- Kerr is the NBA’s all-time leader in 3-point percentage; Curry is second.
- The new documentary Venus and Serena.
- Jon Wertheim’s book Venus Envy, about the women’s tennis tour in 2001.
- John Jeremiah Sullivan’s 2012 New York Times Magazine feature on the Williams sisters.
- A 2009 ESPN.com story on what happened at the Indian Wells tournament in 2001.
- Marin Cogan’s ESPN the Magazine story on Sloane Stephens, who is not a big fan of Serena Williams.
- Jessica Olien argued in Slate that team sports shouldn’t be a part of any gym class.
- Some gym classes use the pacer test to evaluate students’ physical fitness.
Hang Up and Listen’s weekly kati:
- Mike’s kati: An NCAA tournament lacrosse match between Duke and Loyola was decided by a crucial timeout.
- Stefan’s kati: In praise of Pitching in a Pinch, Christy’s Mathewson’s recently re-issued book from 1912. (Here’s John Thorn’s review.)
- Josh’s kati: Will someone break the two-hour-marathon barrier?
Podcast production and edit by Mike Vuolo.
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