June 24, 2013

56 | LeBron James Gandolfini



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regular | Kevin Brewer | @RealKevinBrewer
returning | Q | ‏@theredpwny

1. Introduction [0:00]
2. LeBron James | vs. Jordan | Zach Lowe [3:00]
3. James Gandolfini [1961-2013] | imdb.com | Vulture [33:00]

June 22, 2013

Gary David Goldberg [1944-2013]



Gary David Goldberg made two great family comedies — the hit “Family Ties” (1982-89), which made a star out of Michael J. Fox, and the critically acclaimed nostalgia piece “Brooklyn Bridge” (1991-93). He later re-teamed with Fox on “Spin City.”

imdb.com | Family Ties | Brooklyn Bridge | Spin City

June 20, 2013

LeBron vs. Jordan [age 28]



At age 28, Michael Jordan had led the league in Player Efficiency Rating six times and won two NBA titles.

Resume | Three MVP awards | NBA first team six times

Season Age Tm G MP FG% 3P% FT% REB AST STL TO PTS
1984-85 21 CHI 82 38.3 .515 .173 .845 6.5 5.9 2.4 3.5 28.2
1985-86 22 CHI 18 25.1 .457 .167 .840 3.6 2.9 2.1 2.5 22.7
1986-87 23 CHI 82 40.0 .482 .182 .857 5.2 4.6 2.9 3.3 37.1
1987-88 24 CHI 82 40.4 .535 .132 .841 5.5 5.9 3.2 3.1 35.0
1988-89 25 CHI 81 40.2 .538 .276 .850 8.0 8.0 2.9 3.6 32.5
1989-90 26 CHI 82 39.0 .526 .376 .848 6.9 6.3 2.8 3.0 33.6
1990-91 27 CHI 82 37.0 .539 .312 .851 6.0 5.5 2.7 2.5 31.5
1991-92 28 CHI 80 38.8 .519 .270 .832 6.4 6.1 2.3 2.5 30.1
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Generated 6/24/2013.

At the same age, LeBron James had led the league in Player Efficiency Rating six times and won two NBA titles.

Resume | Four MVP awards | NBA first team seven times

Season Age Tm G MP FG% 3P% FT% REB AST STL TO PTS
2003-04 19 CLE 79 39.5 .417 .290 .754 5.5 5.9 1.6 3.5 20.9
2004-05 20 CLE 80 42.4 .472 .351 .750 7.4 7.2 2.2 3.3 27.2
2005-06 21 CLE 79 42.5 .480 .335 .738 7.0 6.6 1.6 3.3 31.4
2006-07 22 CLE 78 40.9 .476 .319 .698 6.7 6.0 1.6 3.2 27.3
2007-08 23 CLE 75 40.4 .484 .315 .712 7.9 7.2 1.8 3.4 30.0
2008-09 24 CLE 81 37.7 .489 .344 .780 7.6 7.2 1.7 3.0 28.4
2009-10 25 CLE 76 39.0 .503 .333 .767 7.3 8.6 1.6 3.4 29.7
2010-11 26 MIA 79 38.8 .510 .330 .759 7.5 7.0 1.6 3.6 26.7
2011-12 27 MIA 62 37.5 .531 .362 .771 7.9 6.2 1.9 3.4 27.1
2012-13 28 MIA 76 37.9 .565 .406 .753 8.0 7.3 1.7 3.0 26.8
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Generated 6/24/2013.

June 19, 2013

James Gandolfini [1961-2013]



James Gandolfini heavily breathed life into sociopath mob boss Tony Soprano on the HBO series “The Sopranos” and changed television acting forever, ushering in a new wave of anti-heroes
on shows like “The Shield,” “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad.”

imdb.com | Grantland | Entertainment Weekly | Vulture
The Sopranos | In the Loop | Inside the Actors Studio

June 5, 2013

55 | Behind the Candelabra



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regular | Kevin Brewer | @RealKevinBrewer
guest | Daniel Johnson | @filmbabble | Film Babble Blog

1. Introduction [0:00]
2. Behind the Candelabra | 280 characters [0:45]
3. Jean Stapleton [1923-2013] | imdb.com [27:20]
4. Star Trek Into Darkness | Film Babble Blog [42:10]
5. Summer movies [1:00:00]

June 3, 2013

Jason Kidd [1995-2013]



Jason Kidd used a deft passing touch and uncanny court vision to amass 12,091 assists (second all time) — often throwing no-look or behind-the-back passes on the fastbreak. He also made six All-NBA teams and led the lowly Nets to two NBA Finals.

Resume | statistics | Six All-NBA teams [99-04] | 107 triple-doubles
Led league in assists five times | Nine All-Defensive teams [99-07]

Jason Kidd’s 10-year prime:

Season Age Tm G MP FG% 3P% FT% TRB AST STL TOV PTS
1997-98 24 PHO 82 38.0 .416 .313 .799 6.2 9.1 2.0 3.2 11.6
1998-99 25 PHO 50 41.2 .444 .366 .757 6.8 10.8 2.3 3.0 16.9
1999-00 26 PHO 67 39.0 .409 .337 .829 7.2 10.1 2.0 3.4 14.3
2000-01 27 PHO 77 39.8 .411 .297 .814 6.4 9.8 2.2 3.7 16.9
2001-02 28 NJN 82 37.3 .391 .321 .814 7.3 9.9 2.1 3.5 14.7
2002-03 29 NJN 80 37.4 .414 .341 .841 6.3 8.9 2.2 3.7 18.7
2003-04 30 NJN 67 36.6 .384 .321 .827 6.4 9.2 1.8 3.2 15.5
2004-05 31 NJN 66 36.9 .398 .360 .740 7.4 8.3 1.9 2.5 14.4
2005-06 32 NJN 80 37.2 .404 .352 .795 7.3 8.4 1.9 2.4 13.3
2006-07 33 NJN 80 36.7 .406 .343 .778 8.2 9.2 1.6 2.7 13.0
Career 1391 36.0 .400 .349 .785 6.3 8.7 1.9 2.9 12.6
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Generated 6/4/2013.

54 | Claire Danes



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regular | Kevin Brewer | @RealKevinBrewer
returning | Q | ‏@theredpwny

1. Introduction [0:00]
2. Claire Danes | visits the Charlotte Observer | and Raleigh [1:00]
3. NBA playoffs [16:45]
4. Grant Hill | retires [42:15]

June 2, 2013

Grant Hill [1995-2013]



Grant Hill, a versatile small forward, was healthy for six seasons with the Pistons — winning Rookie of Year and making five All-NBA teams — and five more with the Suns. Unfortunately, he is most famous for his big contract and ankle injuries with the Magic.

Duke | The Dunk | The Pass | First-team All-American [94]
NBA | statistics | highlights | Five All-NBA teams [96-00]

Grant Hill’s healthy seasons:

Season Age Tm G MP FG% FT% TRB AST STL BLK TOV PTS
1994-95 22 DET 70 38.3 .477 .732 6.4 5.0 1.8 0.9 2.9 19.9
1995-96 23 DET 80 40.8 .462 .751 9.8 6.9 1.3 0.6 3.3 20.2
1996-97 24 DET 80 39.3 .496 .711 9.0 7.3 1.8 0.6 3.2 21.4
1997-98 25 DET 81 40.7 .452 .740 7.7 6.8 1.8 0.7 3.5 21.1
1998-99 26 DET 50 37.0 .479 .752 7.1 6.0 1.6 0.5 3.7 21.1
1999-00 27 DET 74 37.5 .489 .795 6.6 5.2 1.4 0.6 3.2 25.8
2004-05 32 ORL 67 34.9 .509 .821 4.7 3.3 1.4 0.4 2.4 19.7
2006-07 34 ORL 65 30.9 .518 .765 3.6 2.1 0.9 0.4 2.2 14.4
2007-08 35 PHO 70 31.7 .503 .867 5.0 2.9 0.9 0.8 1.4 13.1
2008-09 36 PHO 82 29.8 .523 .808 4.9 2.3 1.1 0.7 1.5 12.0
2009-10 37 PHO 81 30.0 .478 .817 5.5 2.4 0.7 0.4 1.3 11.3
2010-11 38 PHO 80 30.1 .484 .829 4.2 2.5 0.8 0.4 1.7 13.2
2011-12 39 PHO 49 28.1 .446 .761 3.5 2.2 0.8 0.6 1.3 10.2
Career 1026 33.9 .483 .769 6.0 4.1 1.2 0.6 2.4 16.7
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Generated 6/2/2013.