This week, we talk to Hall of Fame NBA journalist Jack McCallum about his new book Golden Days: West’s Lakers, Steph’s Warriors, and the California Dreamers Who Reinvented Basketball. McCallum details the influence Jerry West had on two golden eras of basketball in California and tells you what teams have the best shot to dethrone the Warriors in the years to come.

We have some Choice Words about NFL Thanksgiving and the league’s revealing choice to let the team in the nation’s capital host the primetime game. This week demanded two Just Stand Up awards: Shout out to South Carolina women’s basketball head coach, Dawn Staley, and Marshawn Lynch make a statement in the same country that is synonymous with athlete-activists.

We’ll take you on a trip to the White House for the Just Sit Your Ass Down award and read you a terrific letter from a listener about how we report on the #MeToo movement.

Jack McCallum
Author of Golden Days: West’s Lakers, Steph’s Warriors, and the California Dreamers Who Reinvented Basketball
Twitter: @McCallum12

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