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The Crossover with Joe Arlauckas

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Joe Arlauckas sits down with some of the biggest names in European basketball - past and present - to learn more about their lives on and off the hardwood.
23 Episodes
Joe Arlauckas speaks to shooting guard Jaycee Carroll about his life and career, in another special episode to mark twenty seasons of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague. The American talks about the key moments in Real Madrid’s two recent EuroLeague-winning campaigns and discusses the reasons why his club fell short in others. We also hear about Carroll’s faith, family and freakish ability to nail three pointers.
Joe Arlauckas goes to Athens to speak to Theo Papaloukas, in the first of The Crossover’s special episodes to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague! A veteran of nine Final Fours, the former CSKA Moscow and Olympiacos star talks about his two EuroLeague-winning seasons with CSKA and the many times in which his teams went close to European glory – campaigns which were often curtailed by stinging defeats at the hands of big rivals and good friends. Find out how Papaloukas became a EuroLeague legend, despite rarely being a starting player.
Season 2 of The Crossover begins with Joe Arlauckas chatting to Fenerbahce’s Ali Muhammed. In a frank and open interview, the Chicago-born guard talks about his traumatic early life, including the violent death of his brother and his mother’s issues with addiction. Muhammed reveals how he ended up in prison and tells of the struggle that the young Bobby Dixon had to change his life for the better and find a way out of poverty. He also chats about a daunting start to life in Europe, linking up with Zeljko Obradovic at Fenerbahce, career highs like the 2017 EuroLeague title and lows like the Championship Game twelve months earlier. Plus, stacks of sneakers, darling daughters and a reward Rolls Royce.
The Crossover: Tony Parker

The Crossover: Tony Parker


Four-time NBA champion Tony Parker chats to Joe about his life and career, in an interview recorded shortly before the point guard decided to end his time with the Charlotte Hornets and retire from basketball. Parker discusses what he’ll do next and speaks about his growing involvement with sport in Lyon, including as President of EuroLeague wild cards ASVEL Basket. The former France international and six-time NBA All-Star talks about his start in the U.S. and tells Joe what it was like to play alongside Manu Ginobili and Tim Duncan at the San Antonio Spurs, under legendary coach Gregg Popovich.
Joe Arlauckas sits down with EuroLeague legends Theo Papaloukas and Nikola Vujcic to analyse CSKA Moscow’s 91-83 victory over Anadolu Efes Istanbul in the 2018-19 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Championship Game.You’ll hear from CSKA coach Dimitris Itoudis, Ergin Ataman of Efes, the 2019 Final Four MVP Will Clyburn and the Season MVP Jan Vesely of Fenerbahce.
Joe Arlauckas has exclusive interviews with two players who’ll feature in Sunday’s Turkish Airlines EuroLeague decider and exclusive analysis from a couple of two-time EuroLeague winners.CSKA Moscow’s Cory Higgins talks on the morning after his side’s 95-90 comeback victory over Real Madrid, plus Adrien Moerman of Anadolu Efes Istanbul chats at the team hotel following their 92-73 victory over city rivals Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul. We also hear from defeated coaches Pablo Laso and Zeljko Obradovic.Joe sits down with EuroLeague legends Nikola Vujcic and Johnny Rogers to review the semifinals and discuss the all-important championship game between CSKA and Efes.
Joe Arlauckas brings his podcast to the Final Four in Vitoria-Gasteiz, as the Turkish Arlines EuroLeague season reaches its climax. In the company of European basketball greats Nikola Vujcic and Michalis Kakiouzis, Joe looks ahead to Fenerbahce v Anadolu Efes and CSKA Moscow v Real Madrid in Friday’s semifinals. There are exclusive interviews with Sergio “Chacho” Rodriguez of CSKA Moscow, Real Madrid’s Trey Thomkins, Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul’s Ali Muhammed and Tibor Pleiss from Anadolu Efes Istanbul.
Joe Arlauckas sits down with his old friend and legendary former coach Zelimir "Zeljko" Obradovic.The Serbian is regarded by many as the greatest European head coach of all time. He's taken clubs to 40 titles, including nine EuroLeague successes with five different teams.Obradovic tells Joe some of the tales behind the triumphs, including five EuroLeague trophies with Panathinaikos, but he also talks about some of his Final Four failures as well.Find out why Fenerbahce's celebrations had an extra special impact and hear behind-the-scenes stories from their EuroLeague-winning time together at Real Madrid, including the real reason that Obradovic kicked Joe out of practice.
The Crossover: Adam Hanga

The Crossover: Adam Hanga


Adam Hanga is the latest EuroLeague star to sit down with Joe Arlauckas and talk about his life and career.The Hungarian discusses his family and basketball beginnings in Budapest, being drafted by the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA and the tough moments he experienced with his knee injury.Hanga also speaks about moving to Spain, how he became a defensive star and his spells with Baskonia and now FC Barcelona Lassa.
The Crossover: Shane Larkin

The Crossover: Shane Larkin


Joe sits down with Shane Larkin, to chat about his life and career.The Anadolu Efes point guard also opens up about his OCD and how the disorder impacts on the life of an athlete.He talks about his family and what he learnt about being a professional sportsman from his father Barry Larkin, who is in baseball’s Hall of Fame.Larkin discusses his disrupted college career, when he ended up as a huge part of a fabulous Miami Hurricanes team. One of his alley-oop passed prompted a standing ovation from Dwayne Wade and LeBron James, who were in the crowd.Since his NBA debut with the Dallas Mavericks, Larkin has played for US organisations New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics, while his first spell in EuroLeague was with Baskonia. The American tells Joe how and why he has made his moves around the basketball world.
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Nicolay Mikhalchuk

well done! amazing podcast! keep up the good work!

Mar 5th
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