Detroit Pistons

Current Sports #502 | July 2, 2015

Jul 2, 2015

NBA Free Agency wrap up, MSU Wrestling, Throwback Thursday, the Women's World Cup, and the Detroit Tigers.


Current Sports #486 | June 10, 2015

Jun 10, 2015

  James Moore is in the house! The former MSU fullback and founder of "Speaking with a Purpose" talks about his upcoming youth football camp. Al Martin also talks about the Cleveland Cavaliers taking a 2-1 series lead over the Golden State Warriors, giving big props to gritty guard Matthew Dellavedova. Al also briefly touches on Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond, who is being sued for a tweet posted on social media. 

Current Sports #453 | April 16, 2015

Apr 16, 2015

The NBA playoffs are all set up, and Al and Alex analyze all of the first round matchups. They take a look back on the Pistons' season as well and examine who should win the NBA MVP. Also, listen for an exclusive sneak peek of this week's Current Sports TV interview with Richard Kincaide. And finally, 'Throwback Thursday' hosts a discussion about Jackie Robinson and other sports greats who broke down barriers. 


Current Sports #449 | April 10, 2015

Apr 10, 2015

The week is coming to a close but the Detroit Red Wings' streak of 24 consecutive playoff appearances is not. The Red Wings clinched a birth again despite losing last night, and Al elaborates on Hockey Town's amazing feat. Also, tune in to find out who is looking like the new Tiger Woods with his performance in the Masters, and does Tiger have anything left in the tank? Finally, Al invites Kelli  Ellsworth Etchison, LAFCU Vice President of Community and Business Development, on to talk about the Lansing Lugnuts. Enjoy your weekend!


Current Sports #438 | March 25, 2015

Mar 25, 2015

  The game of the century took place last night with Muskegon and Lansing Everett. MLive reporter Chris Hauler recaps the game with Al to start and then former Lansing Catholic coach Darren Zwick comes on the show to discuss his move to Florida. Later, Alex joins in to touch on the Detroit Pistons and concussions in sports.


Current Sports #431 | March 11, 2015

Mar 11, 2015

  Alex Scharg fills in for Al today as host. He recaps the Haloti Ngata signing and gives analysis on whether it was a good or poor trade for the Detroit Lions. Later, MSU Impact Sports hockey reporter Brian Bobal joins Scharg to give more perspective on the MSU hockey season following Tom Anastos' appearance on the Current Sports radio show yesterday. Finally, Scharg touches on the Detroit Pistons and the Big Ten basketball tournament.

Current Sports #428 | March 6, 2015

Mar 6, 2015

  In a shocking development, the NCAA brought the hammer down on Syracuse because of the school's student athlete academic violations, resulting in lost scholarships and vacated wins. Al Martin tackles this hot topic and gets responses from a variety of callers, including a professor to offer her take on whether athletes receive preferential treatment. Michigan State basketball has had a busy week, for both the men's and women's. Tune in to hear the latest on both of the Spartan teams. Finally, no week is complete without a weekly reflection, so tune in to hear what you missed earlier in the week.


Current Sports #418 | February 20, 2015

Feb 20, 2015

 What a wacky day in the NBA yesterday, as many trades were made. Al starts off today's show recapping the moves of the Detroit Pistons and a potential rule change by the NCAA. Later, Bob Every joins Al to discuss new rule changes in baseball and the big anniversary of the Greater Lansing Sports Hall of Fame. Closing the show, it's 'Reflection Friday.'


Current Sports #417 | February 19, 2015 | WKAR

Feb 19, 2015

The NBA trade deadline ends today at 3 p.m. and Al breaks down all of the possible scenarios for the Detroit Pistons. Max Scherzer is also discussed and listeners get a sneak peak into Current Sports TV with radio host, Rico Beard. Ending the show, Al explores what happened on this day in sports for February 19 during "Throwback Thursday."


Current Sports #399 | January 26, 2014

Jan 26, 2015

Al chats with Detroit Pistons reporter Brendan Savage about the loss to Toronto over the weekend and what the Pistons need to overcome the injury to Brandon Jennings. Later, Al and Joe Rexrode break down Michigan State basketball and Al feeds some callers that comment on men's and women's basketball issues. To close, it's 'Weekend Winners.'


Current Sports #392 | January 15, 2014

Jan 15, 2015

Al and Alex break down the recent decision of Marcus Mariota to enter the NFL draft. When will he be drafted and will be he a successful NFL quarterback? The guys debate it. Later, they discuss the Detroit Pistons and Detroit Red Wings. And to close, listeners get a sneak peak to tonight's Current Sports TV episode.


Current Sports #368 | November 25, 2014

Nov 25, 2014

On this edition of Current Sports, Al rants about Johnny 'Football' Manziel and his innocence in light of a recent battery accusation set forth by a fan. MSU men's basketball is also discussed after its recent win over Santa Clara, while the women's team is set to face Oakland tomorrow night. Also, tune in to hear about the Pistons' problems 13 games into the season. There is a thanksgiving theme for 'Top Five Tuesday', as Al and Alex discuss what they are thankful for in the world of sports.


Current Sports #364 | November 19, 2014

Nov 21, 2014

Al and Alex start by breaking down the loss to Duke last night by MSU men's basketball. Later, Brian Calloway from Lansing State Journal breaks down the MSU girls' season so far and if they have the depth to compete against Notre Dame. To close, former Detroit Piston guard Lindsey Hunter joins Al to recall 'Malice at the Palice' memories on its anniversary.


Current Sports #358 | November 11, 2014

Nov 11, 2014

Happy Veterans Day! To thank all of the veterans and soldiers of the United States Military, Current Sports takes a minute to remember the great athletes who served their country. Al also picks the brain of Eaton Rapids football head coach, Mike Smith, who is leading the Greyhounds out of the shadows and into the upper echelon of high school football. For 'Top Five Tuesday', Al and Alex give their worst celebrations.


Current Sports #349 | October 29, 2014

Oct 30, 2014

Barbershop Wednesday is today, and the team debates about the future of Kirk Cousins. Also, to start off the show, Al and Alex preview Michigan State men's basketball and discuss some of the big takeaways from media day. Opening night for the Detroit Pistons is also mentioned.


Current Sports #336 | October 9, 2014

Oct 9, 2014

MSU reportedly has the third best chance of any college football team to make the playoff. Al and Alex debate this report and also touch on the start of the Detroit Red Wings season tonight. Later, Al chats with head coach of Grosse Pointe South men's basketball, Kevin Richards, regarding Krossover and the coaches event in Lansing for coaches across the state of Michigan. To close the show, Al and Alex discuss the outlook for the Detroit Pistons this season.


Current Sports #278 | July 17, 2014

Jul 17, 2014

To open, Dan Killbridge from 247sports.com joins Matt to talk all things Michigan State basketball and football. They mainly discuss recruiting and recent transfers. Later, Matt and Alex recap the ESPY Awards and talk about the impact of Michael Sam. Plus, Rodney Stuckey gets a deal from the Indiana Pacers, and Al is not in studio to weigh in on it. Matt and Alex close the show with Detroit Pistons conversation.


Current Sports #275 | July 14, 2014

Jul 14, 2014

Brooks Laimbeer, soccer reporter for Impact Sports, joins the show to break down the World Cup Final with Germany emerging as the champion. Also, Matt and Alex host the show all week as Al is on vacation missing all of the fun news in sports. The duo discusses all of the latest NBA free agency moves, and go over the winners and losers. Also, the Home Run Derby and NBA Summer League are discussed.


Current Sports #275 | July 12, 2014

Jul 14, 2014

Brooks Laimbeer, soccer reporter for Impact Sports, joins the show to break down the World Cup Final with Germany emerging as the champion. Also, Matt and Alex host the show all week as Al is on vacation missing all of the fun news in sports. The duo discusses all of the latest NBA free agency moves, and go over the winners and losers. Also, the Home Run Derby and NBA Summer League are discussed.


Current Sports #271 | July 8, 2014

Jul 8, 2014

On today's show,  Lansing State Journal's Graham Couch joins Al to discuss his recent feature on the Top 50 MSU Basketball players of all-time. Later, Alex and Matt discuss the troubles of Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Brown, and hit on the recent signings of the Detroit Pistons. To close the show, the crew gives their own top five greatest MSU basketball players of all-time.


Current Sports #265 | June 27, 2014

Jun 27, 2014

On today's show, Al invites Brooks Laimbeer from MSU Impact Sports to discuss the latest updates of the World Cup. Laimbeer also gives his analysis of USA head coach, Jurgen Klinsmann. Later, Matt and Alex join and grade the NBA draft picks, and discuss the surprise of Gary Harris. Finally. reflection Friday moments are revealed.


Current Sports #263 | June 25, 2014

Jun 25, 2014

On today's show, Al invites Rico Beard from Detroit 105.1 to discuss the recent decommitment of Jayru Campbell and give his take on the NBA draft. He also talks about Denzel Valentine as the new team captain, and why he does not watch the World Cup. Later, Matt joins Al to discuss the recent trade rumors of the Detroit Pistons. And finally, the tandem debates whether the soccer audience and viewership will decline after the World Cup is over.


Current Sports #262 | June 24, 2014

Jun 24, 2014

Al opens up today's show with Mateen Cleaves, as the duo discusses the recent news of Lebron James and other NBA transactions, including what the Pistons should do for the upcoming NBA draft. Later, Matt joins in to discuss his thoughts on the Lebron news and the recent NHL Hall of Fame inductions. Finally, Alex joins in for the top five worst athlete-celebrity relationships.


Current Sports #258 | June 18, 2014

Jun 18, 2014

In preparation for tonight's taping of Current Sports TV, Al interviews MHSAA Assistnat Director Mark Uyl to discuss high school officiating in wake of some of the most recent national referee tragedies. Later, Matt joins Al to discuss the recent rumors of Greg Monroe. To close the show, Matt and Al go back and forth on the future of Lebron James.


Current Sports #252 | June 10, 2014

Jun 10, 2014

Al kicks off the show with Detroit Pistons beat writer Vince Ellis, from the Detroit Free Press. The two talk everything Pistons, and go back from the firing of Mo Cheeks to the current hiring of Stan Van Gundy. Later, Matt and Alex join to give their take on the NCAA video game lawsuit as well as the recent hiring of Derek Fisher to the New York Knicks. The top five villains in Michigan sports history closes the show.


Current Sports #247 | June 3, 2014

Jun 3, 2014

Al  opens up the show today with discussion on the recent statement of Stan Van Gundy in regards to Greg Monroe.  Later, Al and the crew try out a new top five Tuesday of forming the five best Michigan State basketball starters of all time to form the perfect team. They cap off the show with some thoughts on the game of football and the recent concussion lawsuit moved forward by Dan Marino.


Current Sports #243 | May 28, 2014

May 28, 2014

DeWitt girls assistant soccer coach Darus Ward joins All to discuss the upcoming postseason games, the last win over Williamston, and back story of his journey with soccer. Later, Matt and Alex weigh in on the recent comments by Dan Gilbert on moving the Detroit Pistons from Auburn Hills back to the city of Detroit. Finally, they team weighs in on the NBA playoffs and the Oklahoma City Thunder.


Current Sports #239 | May 21, 2014

May 21, 2014

Al kicks off the show with Dan Kilbridge from 247sports.com, who discusses the recent news of Russell Byrd and Alex Gauna, and touches on some of the latest recruiting news for Michigan State football. Later, Al and the crew discuss the misfortune the Detroit Pistons received in the NBA Draft Lottery, as they lost their pick to the Charlotte Hornets.


Legendary broadcaster George Blaha reflects on career

Aug 16, 2013
Courtesy of NBA.com

Broadcasting legend George Blaha is the long-lasting television and radio play-by-play voice of the Detroit Pistons. He is also the play-by-play voice of Spartans football.

Recently, he spoke with the Current Sports host Al Martin to talk  about his past, the NBA during the 80's and 90's and the upcoming season for the Pistons.

SportsTalk | Fri 5/3/13

May 3, 2013

Matt Ludtke hosts another addition of SportsTalk, and recaps the great night in sports. The Detroit Red Wings finish the Anaheim Ducks in overtime to even up the series, and Ludtke has all the analysis.  Draymond Green’s career high propels the Warriors past the Nuggets, and other NBA teams made a big splash.  Matt also discusses the possible strategy in the consulting hire of Phil Jackson for the Detroit Pistons.

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