The Brothers Lehman Sports Happy Hour

In this episode we discuss the matchups in the Western and Eastern Conference Finals, the outlook of the losing teams in the 2nd round, new Sixers GM speaks on Bynum, Kings staying in Sacramento, Phil Jackson compares Jordan & Bryant in new book, All Defensive and Rookie teams announced, and Bobcats may finally get No.1 pick. We also talk Hall of Fame chances for Donovan McNabb, Rolando McClain retires, Titus Young’s mental issues, Chad Johnson arrested, Ryan Tannenhill’s upside, David Garrard hurt again, and no homosexual talk at Baylor.

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Music: Evidence – Stadium; Slum Village – 2U4U; MADVILLIAN – ALL CAPS

The Brothers Lehman Sports Happy Hour

In this episode we discuss Jonathan’s conspiracy theory with David Stern and the Miami Heat, the Derrick Rose questions, improvement of the Warriors, Brandon Roy waived, Seattle upping offer for Kings, Kobe’s mom selling his stuff, coaches getting the pink slip, Michael Jordan’s GM skills, summer outlook for first round losers, Jets moving past Revis Island and the Tebow Circus, Justin Blackmon’s issues, NFL Draft, should Washington Redskins change their name, the lopsided Mayweather fight, and Jason Collins & homosexuality in sports.

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Music: Ge-ology – Let Me; DANGERDOOM – Bada Bing; 85 – Classy

The Brothers Lehman Sports Happy Hour

The NBA Playoffs are upon us! It’s all about the first round matchups in the East & West. We discuss what each team needs to do in order to win, X factors and our predictions.

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Music: Hudson Mohawke – Thunder Bay; Gang Starr – Now You’re Mine

The Brothers Lehman Sports Happy Hour

In this episode we discuss the Lakers recent regression, is Danthay Jones a dirty player, the Hack-A-Shaq rule, Kobe’s scoring mentality, Derrick Rose’s return, Miami Heat winning streak continues, Brandon Knight & Jason Terry posterized, another surgery for Andrew Bynum, NFL free agency, including Wes Welker changing QBs, Elvis Dumervill fax fiasco, Ravens losing players, Mike Wallce payday, long-term success of the read option, rule change with lowering helmet, Richard Sherman on First Take, the NCAA Tournament and our picks for the Final Four.

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Music: Great Dane – I Do My; Rah Digga – Straight Spittin’ Part II; Ghostface Killah – Daytona 500

 

The Brothers Lehman Sports Happy Hour

 

Sorry for the long delay folks. We are back in the Happy Hour with the start of the NBA season and the halfway point in the NFL season upon us. We discuss the Lakers slow start, the James Harden trade, challengers to the Miami Heat, give our NFL predictions for MVP and playoffs teams, and an update of the Happy Hour FF League.

 

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Music: Large Professor – The Break; People Under the Stairs – The Brownout; Money Making Jam Boys – Tear It Down; Smif-N-Wessun – Bucktown

 

The Brothers Lehman Sports Happy Hour

The Brothers Lehman discuss the end of the 2012 NBA Finals, the upcoming NBA Draft, the retirement of LT, Roger Clemens and the Steroid Era, and the Sandusky trial.

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Music: Def Dee – Know My Name; Open Mike Eagle ft. P.O.S. – Why Pianos Break; Asher Roth ft. Action Bronson – Choices; D-Styles – Diabolikal

The Brothers Lehman Sports Happy Hour (AUDIO)

In this episode, the Brothers Lehman speak about the NBA Finals going into game 3, Phil Jackson rejecting the Knicks, Lil Wayne’s time in Oklahoma CIty, and the US Open.

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Music: Evidence – Hustle On; J Dilla ft. Black Thought – Reality Check; Meth, Ghost & Rae – Gunshowers

The Brothers Lehman Sports Happy Hour (AUDIO)

Join the brothers in the happy hour where we give it to you strong, so it goes down smooth! In this episode we discuss the tight races in the Eastern and Western Conference Finals, the conspiracy of New Orleans winning the NBA Draft Lottery, and Dwight Howard’s regret. For comments/questions, email us at thebrotherslehman@gmail.com or call the hotline at (323) 455-4219! You can also access this podcast via iTunes and Stitcher Radio!

Tracks played: yU – Do You (I’m Gonna); Skyzoo – Parade Me; Ty – Wait A Minute

My Life as an NBA Superstar Single Dad

by Dwayne Wade

There are a few words that come to mind when I think about the past couple years of my life: challenging, rewarding, transformative—they roll off the tip of my tongue in an instant. In the span of a year my two good friends LeBron James and Chris Bosh joined me on the Miami Heat, I struggled through a painful, public divorce, and I became the full-time parent to my two young sons, Zaire and Zion.

I’ve had some ups and downs lately, but the memories of the unpleasant times disappear quickly, in part because of moments like the one recently when I was able to surprise my younger son, Zion, at his school with cupcakes for his fourth birthday. It was the day after we’d won the Eastern Conference finals, but that victory couldn’t compare with the huge smile on Zion’s face at that moment. I will never forget it. Bad memories vanish each morning when I walk into both of my sons’ bedrooms to wake them up for school—their laughter gives me all I need to face whatever is happening in my life. Not too long ago, due to custody issues, I wasn’t allowed to see my sons for long periods of time, or was given the chance to see them for only a few hours with no idea of if or when I’d see them again. I can’t describe how trying those days were, fighting for full custody while also working as a professional basketball player nine months of the year. I just knew I wanted to be with my kids.

I was seriously motivated to be a full-time parent for my sons. My mother and father weren’t together when I was a kid growing up in Chicago, and early on my mother fell victim to drug abuse. At 9 years old, I moved in with my father because my mother could no longer care for me. Looking back, I now see so many similarities between my own childhood and that of my sons. My father stepped in when I needed him, and that gave me the chance for a better life. That’s what I’m doing for my boys now.

All children need their fathers, but boys especially need fathers to teach them how to be men. I remember wanting that so badly before I went to live with my dad. I wanted someone to teach me how to tie a tie and walk the walk, things only a man can teach a boy. Of course, back then, I never could have imagined being in the same situation someday with my own kids. My dad and I bumped heads a lot—we were so alike, both of us born competitors. My older son, Zaire, is exactly the same way. We’ll battle on the court when I’m 39 and he’s 19. He’s 9 now, and he’s grown up with basketball. Zion could take it or leave it, which is cool by me.

Today, I constantly tell my dad how much I appreciate what he did for me. I think you really have to become a parent to understand what you will endure to be there for your kids. I could say I was surprised at the criticism I received for traveling from Miami to Chicago so often during the regular season for my custody court cases, but nothing really surprises me anymore. I had a duty to fight to be with my kids, and I did it.

Thankfully, I’ve gotten a lot of support from my mother, sister, and others in taking care of my boys and making their new living arrangements a smooth and happy transition. Going forward, I want my sons to have a healthy relationship with their mother, and that’s something we’re working on. I hope to have a great relationship with her one day too, because I know how much it meant to me to see my parents get along as time went on.

I can’t say what we’ll do for Father’s Day, because since my sons came to live with me about two months ago, every day has been like Father’s Day. I just want people—men, and men of color in particular—to hear my story and know that their children need them and that it’s their responsibility to be there for them. We have to step up as men and do our part. There are no excuses.

Dwayne Wade is a guard for the Miami Heat and was recently appointed by President Obama to a new parenting program geared toward encouraging fathers to become more involved in their children’s lives.

(via Newsweek)