Description: We're back for a rare weekend podcast and have the privilege of interviewing one of our favorite guests – the voice of the NBA Finals, Mike Breen. This year's championship series is the 8th Finals for ESPN's lead NBA announcer. AA chatted with Mike Saturday afternoon during an off day of the series before a pivotal Game 5 with the series tied at 2-2. Topics include…
-The flop of the Finals so far.
-Broadcast partner Jeff Van Gundy's future and what Breen is willing to do to keep him in the booth.
-How the broadcast team approaches interviews with Gregg Popovich.
-How his approach to announcing the Finals has changed over the years.
-Covering LeBron James and Tim Duncan and how both have evolved in the last decade.
-Dwyane Wade's Game 4 performance and legacy.
-Manu Ginobili needing to provide an emotional lift for the Spurs.
-What this series needs to truly become a classic.
All that and more on this special NBA Finals edition of the AA Podcast.
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