Mirin Fader

A Freak on the Court! Mirin Fader (the Ringer) joins Agata and Anastasia to discuss her new book Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP. Mirin shares how she got into basketball and what made her want to write about Giannis. The gang also chats the Finals, the big Bev shove, Vin Diesel, interview techniques, Rachel Nichols, LaMelo, new NCAA policy, players loving each other, and Giannis’s scowl. Will the gang confess to their role in game 6 of the WCF? Gotta listen for the answer!

📺 Reference + Sources

  1. Interview with young Giannis Antetokounmpo in Athens, Greece circa 2013
  2. Giannis and his mother Veronica appear in the 2012 film Dead Europe
  3. Giannis’s smoothie tweet from 2014
  4. Patrick Beverley shoves CP3 and later apologizes
  5. Vin Diesel kneeling at the Clips/Suns game (credit: Anastasia Vigo)
  6. Rachel Nichols’s caught-on-tape comments
  7. University of Iowa’s Jordan Bohannon cashes in on NCAA’s new NIL policy
  8. Cute comments from Deandre Ayton about Chris Paul
  9. Cute comments from Chris Paul about Deandre Ayton
  10. Cute comments from Reggie Jackson about the Clippers
  11. Follow Mirin Fader on Twitter @mirinfader
  12. Mirin Fader’s features from The Ringer & Bleacher Report can be read on her website mirinfader.com
  13. Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP by Mirin Fader, comes out on August 10, PRE-ORDER NOW on Amazon (or wherever books are sold)

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