Michael Jordan and Reggie Miller are the first two names that come to mind when thinking of New York City’s most hated NBA villains over the last 30 years. Trae Young has all the traits to make it a trio, and he showed them off in the Hawks 107-105 win over the Knicks on Sunday.
Miller appeared on “The Dan Patrick Show” Monday with his thoughts on this Hawks team and their star guard embracing the “F-You” chants in Madison Square Garden.
“There is nothing better Mr. Trae Young, than listening to a rat pee on cotton in there,” a bouncing Miller said when he heard Trae Young’s postgame comments. “It is so quiet you can hear it; you can hear it!”
The former-Pacer great is one of the most well-known villains in league history because of his playoff battles with the Knicks. ESPN immortalized the rivalry in the “30 For 30: Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks” documentary which highlighted the 1995 Eastern Conference Finals. The sharpshooter famously scored eight points in the final six seconds of game one to pull off a miraculous comeback against New York.
Reggie Miller went on to describe the impact of the nationwide awakening around the Knicks this season with Patrick.
“See Atlanta has never really had a true home court because everyone travels and lives in Atlanta now, so this will be a very pro-Knicks crowd in Atlanta,” Miller said. “I know Spike [Lee] is going to travel there. He went to Morehouse [College]. So you know Spike is going to be in the building, so the Knicks can win on the road, I think that goes seven games.”
Young will be a big reason why the Hawks move on if they hold onto this 1-0 series lead. The third-year guard had a historic playoff debut, putting up 32 points, 10 assists, and seven rebounds. According to Kirk Goldsberry, he is the first player since 2009 to have 25-plus points and 10-plus assists in their playoff debut.
“He has the type of game that can shut people up,” Reggie Miller said on Young embracing the hatred. “Mr. Trae Young bring it on! His shoulders look broad; it’s only going to get worse from here on out.”
Russ Heltman is a daily news writer for BSM. He is the morning host and producer for 89.3 WMKV in Cincinnati, OH. He also works in gameday communications for FC Cincinnati and additionally contributes to the AllBengals blog for Sports Illustrated. Russ can be found on Twitter @RussHeltman11 or you can reach him by email at Heltmandm@yahoo.com.
ESPN Radio 94.1 Sells Station Naming Rights To Priority Automotive Group
“The programming on the station does not change.”
Max Media has found an interesting new revenue stream in Virginia Beach. ESPN Radio 94.1 has sold its naming rights. The station has rebranded as Priority Auto Sports Radio 94.1.
“This is an important partnership for us,” said Priority Automotive COO Matt Elmer. “At Priority Automotive we think sports ties everyone together, so this is a great opportunity for us to be a voice in the community and partner with the number one voice for sports in Hampton Roads, ESPN 94.1.”
The programming on the station does not change. Listeners in the 757 will still hear the nationally syndicated ESPN Radio lineup except for in afternoon drive when The Tim Donnelly Show is on the air.
“The partnership between ESPN 94.1 and Priority Automotive is a natural evolution for both companies,” President and Market Manager Keith Barton added. “From the many youth organizations to college teams, Priority Automotive Has been dedicated to sports in Hampton Roads for decades. Max Media is incredibly proud to be partnered with such a class organization.”
Priority Automotive owns 17 car dealerships across Virginia.
SiriusXM Plots Super Bowl LVII Coverage
“SiriusXM will deliver fans around the country the unique mix of sports, music and entertainment programming that you can only find on SiriusXM.”
SiriusXM has announced its extensive plans for coverage of Super Bowl LVII and the events leading up to the big game.
A dedicated Super Bowl pop-up channel on SiriusXM Channel 104 will be just one of the avenues SiriusXM plans to cover the event. Amber Theoharis will conduct interviews with players, and personalities making their way through Radio Row throughout the week that will air on the pop-up channel.
Mad Dog Sports Radio will have a large presence on Radio Row, with shows hosted by Chris “Mad Dog” Russo, Adam Schein, Dusty Dvoracek, Danny Kanell, and Steve Torre all airing live on location in Arizona. Former NFL All-Pro wide receiver Brandon Marshall will be on hand to host I Am Athlete Tonight from the event, as well.
“With all eyes and ears focused on Phoenix for Super Bowl Week, SiriusXM will deliver fans around the country the unique mix of sports, music and entertainment programming that you can only find on SiriusXM,” said SiriusXM President and Chief Content Officer Scott Greenstein.
“With multiple game broadcasts, several channels in Phoenix covering the latest news and providing expert analysis on the teams, interviews with many of the celebrities in town for the game, and our exclusive concert with Luke Combs, our subscribers will have exceptional access throughout the biggest week on the NFL calendar.”
ESPNU Radio hosts Colt McCoy, Rick Neuheisel, and Max Starks will also be in Arizona on Radio Row, in addition to Dusty and Danny hosting their shows each day from Radio Row.
Fantasy football expert Jeff Mans and SportsGrid Radio host Scott Ferrall will also originate content from Radio Row.
SiriusXM will offer four different game broadcasts of Super Bowl LVII. The Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles home broadcasts will each air, as will the national Westwood One call. Additionally, a Spanish-language broadcast will also be provided. Listeners will also be able to hear the halftime show — performed by pop star Rihanna — on Sirius XM Hits 1, The Heat, and Super Bowl LVII Radio.
BetQL Network Going to Arizona for Super Bowl Week
“Three shows will be at the BetMGM Sportsbook in Glendale.”
BetQL is headed to Radio Row. Audacy’s sports betting radio network will be in Arizona ahead of Super Bowl LVII.
Three shows will be at the BetMGM Sportsbook in Glendale. BetQL Daily and You Better You Bet will be live Monday through Friday. BetMGM Tonight will be live Monday through Thursday.
The network’s hosts will stay busy in the desert. BetQL is producing 52 hours of live audio and video content. Hosts are also scheduled to make 25 live appearances across other Audacy radio stations and digital channels.