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This week, I’m happy to bring you the Los Angeles episode with Andrew Ungvari, who stopped by to discuss his script writing career, his childhood days with The Alchemist, Kobe, Lakers, more Kobe and Lakers, how he got Magic Johnson to sign a napkin for him, and so much more.
Streaming link up top, download link below this, and because we covered so much, there’s a ton of show notes this week, which I definitely recommend reading because I wrote them.
4. One of Unga’s scripts that he discussed was “Fourteen Feet”, based on a true story of football coach Sandy Brown who used football to rehabilitate troubled kids in Texas. You can read more about it here.
5. Here’s a good write-up on former Los Angeles Rams’ Darryl Henley’s crazy story.
6. We talked briefly about Washington Wizards owner Ted Leonsis’s “list”, which he detailed in this blog post.
7. Unga is childhood friends with hip hop producer The Alchemist. I suggest you read this Complex article where he gives an oral history of some of his greatest tracks. Unga’s cameo appearance in The Whooliganz - “Put Your Hands Up” video can be viewed here.
I’m reblogging this because it features one of my favorite Tumblr writers, Steven LeBron, and someone that writes about the Lakers like a smart adult, Andrew Ungvari. Go ahead and click play to chill with these two. You’ll enjoy it. Promise.
“It was a game that just made you giggle and hop around. It was the sort of game that melts your defenses, your fight against believing. The Knicks are now 14-4, the best record in the Eastern Conference. They have an extremely welcoming upcoming schedule, with eight of their next nine games within city limits. And they have a vibe going right now that’s not like anything the Knicks have even approached in recent memory. This is turning into something, people. Hop onboard. Dance along to the beat. High-five your dog. This is great.”—
Will Leitch sums up the Knicks 3-point barrage and ensuing blowout of the defending champs last night.
Are you freakin’ kidding me? Both the New Orleans “Krewe” and New Orleans “Brass” sound infinitely more impressive and dominating than Pelicans. Pelicans just make me think of that so-so Grisham movie starring Oscar winners Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington.