A Basketball History Of The Washington Region

A Basketball History Of The Washington Region

We explore the area's history through one of is signature sports, and learn about a few local legends along the way.

Much of the urban folklore in the Washington region comes not from the halls of Congress or the hustle of K Street, but from its high school gymnasiums and playground blacktops. Basketball is inextricable from the area's identity and its history -- and throughout it all, the region developed a reputation as one of the country's greatest hotbeds of talent. We explore the area's history through one of its signature sports, and learn about a few local legends along the way.

Guests

Dave McKenna

Sports Writer; Former "Cheap Seats" Columnist, Washington City Paper

Anthony "Jo Jo" Hunter

Former player, University of Maryland, University of Colorado; former player, Mackin Catholic High School

Gary Mays

Former basketball, baseball player, Armstrong Tech; Former basketball player, College of Idaho

Kermit Washington

Former NBA All-Star; Former player Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, San Diego Clippers, Portland Trailblazers, Golden State Warriors; Former player, American University; Former player Calvin Coolidge High School (Washington, D.C.)

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