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Joined today by podcaster and New York Times best-selling author, Jeff Pearlman. Jeff and I talk about him leaving NYC for the West Coast, what food he misses and what Cali does better. We reminisce about growing up and idolizing old school sports writers and getting his dream job at Sports Illustrated at just 24 years old. Jeff looks back on leaving SI to work for Newsday and then making the transition into writing books. We touch upon his incredible book about the 86’ Mets. He shares the struggle he experienced putting so much time into his Bonds book only to fail and how he overcame it. We chat about why he wrote “Three Ring Circus” which is about Kobe, Shaq and those Lakers and why he didn’t enjoy it. He also talks about what he wanted to ask Kobe and what would have happened if Coach Cal and the Nets drafted Kobe. Jeff tells us about his podcast “Two writers slinging yang”, how he prepares for an interview and some of his dream guests. Jeff plugs his newest book about Bo Jackson and expresses his wish to write a book about Tupac. From hanging with Phil Jackson to sitting down hearing jokes from Muhammad Ali, Jeff Pearlman brings his awesome reporting and storytelling to the podcast.