Ep.57 Part 1: Virginia native, U Mass Alumni, former NBA Power Forward and 2005 NBA Champion, Tony Massenburg drops by the Hoop Dreams Podcast to share both some legendary stories and important life lessons with hosts Will Gates and Arthur Agee. Tony grew up in Sussex County Virginia where he starred at Sussex Central before playing 4 years at the University of Maryland Terrapins where he averaged 18 points and 10 rebounds in his Senior Season. After being drafted by the San Antonio Spurs in the second round of the 1990 NBA Draft Tony went on to play 13 seasons in the league with 12 different NBA teams, including both Canadian expansion teams. After retiring from the NBA Massenburg and fellow Maryland alum Walt Williams co-authored a book entitled “Lessons from Lenny: The Journey Beyond a Shooting Star.” In the book, Massenburg describes what U Mass legend, Len Bias, meant to him in life and even in death. Tony crossed paths with his idol in 1885/86 while Tony was being recruited by U Mass and just before Len was drafted by the Boston Celtics in the 1986 Draft. Don't miss Part 1 with Tony Massenburg as there are too many lessons to count and too many stories, about all the NBA greats he played with over the years, crammed into this episode to miss. Watch, Listen and Subscribe now to Hoop Dreams The Podcast on all your podcast platforms.
An Unlearning Network Production
Hosted by Will Gates and Arthur Agee
Produced by Matt Hoffar
Written by Matt Hoffar, Will Gates and Arthur Agee
Editing by: Matt Savage