Episode #19 of the BallinEurope/ heinnews co-hosted “Taking the Charge” podcast is now online. Bearing a nice Hungarian accent, our centerpiece interview this week will be of great interest to Spanish basketball fans, San Antonio Spurs nation and NBA prospect-watchers, as Team Hungary’s Adam Hanga joins David Hein and yours truly for a solid 20 minutes or so of chat on all manner of subjects.
After wowing international scouts attending the 2009 Adidas Eurocamp in Treviso and announcing his jump from Hungary’s domestic league to the Liga Endesa with Manresa for 2011-12, Hanga became the first-ever Hungarian national to be drafted in the NBA when the Spurs chose him at no. 59 in 2011.
Also on the podcast – beyond the usual Euroleague-centric chatter – is a look at the 2006 documentary Freedom’s Fury (available for free viewing on YouTube; part one is embedded below), a film focusing on the Dream Teamesque Hungarian water polo team at the 1956 Sydney Olympics while the home country was in open revolt against Soviet rule.
And then there’s the freshest bumper music the ‘cast has featured yet, with the stylings of the Budapest-based RobotRock. For more from these guys, see their Soundcloud page – and the video at bottom.
The entire podcast is available here. Thanks for listening and talk to you next week!