Episode #028: Patrick Ewing, David Falk, John Starks & Anthony Mason

About Patrick Ewing:
Patrick Ewing is a retired Hall of Fame basketball player and current head coach of the Georgetown Hoyas Men's Basketball team.

Ewing played center for Georgetown for four years—where he played in the NCAA Championship Game three times—and was named as the 16th greatest college player of all time by ESPN. He won Olympic gold medals as a member of the 1984 and 1992 United States men's Olympic basketball teams. In a 1996 poll celebrating the 50th anniversary of the NBA, Ewing was selected as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. He is a two-time inductee into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts (in 2008 for his individual career, and in 2010 as a member of the 1992 Olympic team). His number 33 was retired by the New York Knicks in 2003.

About David Falk:
David B. Falk is an American sports agent who primarily works with basketball players in the NBA. In addition to representing Patrick Ewing and negotiating the then-highest salary in NBA history, Falk is best known for representing sports icon Michael Jordan for the entirety of Jordan's career. Besides Jordan, Falk has represented more than 100 other NBA players, and is generally considered to be the most influential player agent the NBA has seen. During the peak years of Falk's career in the 1990s, he was often considered the second-most powerful person in the NBA behind Commissioner David Stern, and in 2000 he had at least one client on all but two NBA teams. He was listed among the "100 Most Powerful People in Sports" for 12 straight years from 1990 to 2001 by The Sporting News, and was also named one of the Top 50 Marketers in the United States by Advertising Age in 1995.

About John Starks:
John Starks is an retired professional basketball player who most notably played for the New York Knicks during a 13-year NBA career. He was an All-Star in 1994 and named the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year in 1997.

About Anthony Mason:
Anthony Mason was an American professional basketball player. In his 13-year career he played with the New Jersey Nets, Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks, Charlotte Hornets, Milwaukee Bucks and Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association. He averaged 10.8 points and 8.3 rebounds in his 13-year NBA career. During the prime of his career in the mid-1990s, he earned the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award in 1995 and then led the NBA in minutes played in the subsequent two seasons. In 1997, he earned All-NBA (3rd team) and NBA All-Defensive Team (2nd team). He was selected to the 2001 NBA All-Star Game. Mason suffered from congestive heart failure and passed away in February 2015.

(Recorded in 2012)


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