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DBR Podcast #122 - Featuring The Alaskan Assassin!

We’re really happy to tell you that Trajan Langdon hung out with the DBR Podcast Crew

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Trajan Langdon
Trajan Langdon as a Blue Devil

What a thrill to have Trajan Langdon, aka the Alaskan Assassin, drop by. You’ll enjoy this episode.

  • 0:00 Byrd Campbell loves the podcast!
  • 0:35 Jason hosting this week. Sam is officially a Duke student again. Donald is no longer in Utah.
  • 2:10 Jason intros our very special guest, the Alaskan Assassin, Trajan Langdon. Jason’s intro is long and full of gushing.
  • 5:00 Jason’s intro is finally over, we hear from Trajan about the how great that 1999 team was.
  • 9:15 Trajan talks about the final game and the controversial travelling call that cost Duke a title.
  • 10:30 Trajan talks about his close relationship with his teammates that has lasted well beyond their hoops careers.
  • 12:45 Jason asks about the transition from the 1995 disaster to the 1999 success.
  • 14:45 Trajan reflects on his minor league baseball career and why he chose basketball over baseball.
  • 17:35 Trajan talks about how K has changed over the years, including talk about Duke playing zone.
  • 18:50 Donald takes over and wants to know about the difference Trajan saw in NBA versus college ball.
  • 21:10 Trajan talks about his remarkable career in Europe.
  • 24:20 Donald asks about winning the Euroleague title.
  • 26:30 Trajan talks about leadership and how his desire to be a leader has driven his entire career.
  • 30:45 Trajan gives his favorite Coach K story… and it is a great one!
  • 35:10 We react to the interview.
  • 44:55 Byrd Campbell gives a tribute to Trajan Langdon.
  • 46:15 Jason plays: What was the most significant thing to happen for Duke this summer? Topic #1- RJ’s play for team Canada.
  • 47:40 Topic #2 – Zion breaks the vertical leap record at Duke.
  • 48:30 Topic #3 – K says Bolden will be one of the best big men in the country next season.
  • 49:10 Sam and Donald react to Jason’s nominees and they both say Zion’s freak athleticism is the biggest thing happening for Duke.
  • 55:30 Jason just can’t stop talking about how great RJ Barrett is going to be.
  • 58:25 We preview Duke’s tour of Canada coming up in a couple weeks.
  • 1:00:30 Donald says he will be paying close attention to the rotations and how much K experiments with different combinations.
  • 1:01:45 Sam values PG play and wants to see what Tre Jones is like.
  • 1:03:55 Jason is going to be watching who takes and who makes 3 pointers.
  • 1:06:50 Parting shots – Donald talks about a brilliant twitter thread about ACC Football
  • 1:10:55 Parting shots – Sam can’t believe how much Duke’s campus has changed since he left.
  • 1:12:05 Parting shots – Jason wants to know why there is no Duke team at the $2 mil TBT?!?!
  • 1:16:15 Goodbye and Duke band

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