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Spike Lee, LeBron James, The Goo Goo Dolls’ John Rzeznik and More Today on BlogTalkRadio

spike-leeSpike Lee: The cinematic powerhouse spends a full hour with The Knicks Blog host Anthony “Rice Balls” Donahue, chatting about his hometown team. And when asked if he was disappointed that the Knicks didn’t land LeBron James, native New Yorker Spike says no—“Because if somebody doesn’t want to be here, then you don’t want them.

lebron-james1LeBron James: The NBA superstar weighs in on the fan-produced Nike ad mash-up in which fellow hoops luminary Michael Jordan responds to the King’s own Nike spot. When RF Sports host Rodney Fisher asks LeBron about the video, he says, “I have no idea what you’re talking about. I haven’t seen it.”

tyrone-nesbyTyrone Nesby: The former NBA forward, who played for the Los Angeles Clippers and Washington Wizards before moving on to Greek and Italian teams abroad, drops in on host Brown Suga to share his memories of one-time teammate Michael Jordan—and to offer his take on LeBron James’ first outing against the Cavs.

john-rzeznik1John Rzeznik: The Goo Goo Dolls frontman and the band’s bassist, Robby Takac, join Milling About host Robin Milling at NYC’s Roseland Ballroom to chat about their latest CD, Something For The Rest of Us. (And be sure not to miss John’s a cappella rendition of Happy Birthday for birthday girl Robin.)

tabatha-coffeyTabatha Coffey: The Aussie hairstylist, who made her name as a contestant on the Bravo reality series Sheer Genius, drops in on Film Festival Radio host Janice Malone to fill is in on Season 3 of her spinoff, Tabatha’s Salon Takeover, which gets under way Monday, Dec. 6.

peter-biddlePeter Biddle: Intel’s general manager, who leads the semiconductor giant’s AppUp Products and Services Group, welcomes Sparkbuy founder and CEO Dan Shapiro to Atom Mashing Radio for a discussion on the challenges and opportunities people face when trying to turn a big idea into a big success.

Kid ‘n Play’s Chris Reid: ‘We Were the One Rap Group that White People Didn’t Have to Fear’

It’s been more than 20 years since Kid ‘n Play burst onto the scene with their upbeat, comical hip-hop act.

But at least one member of the superstar duo has still got his wicked sense of humor in tact.

“We never dreamed it would catch on the way it did,” Chris (above) tells us of Kid ‘n Play’s musical, dance and fashion styles.

“We never dreamed it would catch on the way it did,” Chris (above) tells us of Kid ‘n Play’s musical, dance and fashion styles.

Interviewed on The NBA Breakdown, Christopher “Kid” Reid puts his – and partner Christopher “Play” Martin’s – musical legacy in perspective.

“We were quite unique for our time in the way that we looked and the way we danced,” he tells host Audley Stephenson.

“I didn’t ever realize back in the day when I was rockin’ the high-top fade and the high hair an all that stuff that it would still resonate to this day.

“It was just something I thought was cool, and come to find out that a lot of people did as well – creating dance moves and stuff like that.”

We had our own style. We weren’t trying to be hard,” Chris continues, before quipping:

“We were the one rap group that white people didn’t have to fear if they saw us at an ATM.”

The rapper, who also found fame with Play in the House Party flicks, later recounts hanging out with Michael Jordan during the hoops god’s heyday.

During the, ah, height of his fame, with partner Play (right).

During the, ah, height of his fame, with partner Play (right).

“One of the great pictures that I have was taken during the [Chicago] Bulls’ first champion- ship run, in the early ‘90s. We used to hang out with Michael quite a bit. We’d come to Chicago and kick it at his house, borrow a couple of his cars and stuff like that,” he says.

And that final series against Los Angeles started in Chicago, ended in LA. And after Game 5, when they won, we were in the locker room with Jordan and the Bulls, champagne flyin’ everywhere.

“Later on that evening, at the Bulls’ hotel, the Ritz Carlton, it’s myself, it’s Play. We got Jordan in the middle, with the championship trophy. We’ve all got glasses of champagne. And he still has his uniform on.

“They were so excited; this was their first championship; this was the big one. So they just got on the bus and went back to the hotel. None of them ever bothered changing their clothes.”

To hear Chris’ full interview, click here.