1:20: What is it like putting out a new book during a pandemic?
3:10: How did the reporting for "Three Ring Circus" differ from Pearlman's other team-focused books (such as "Showtime" and "Boys Will Be Boys").
7:40: Jeff discusses which of his interviews for the book ended up being the most interesting/helpful.
9:35: No matter how much he tried to focus on others, everything came back to Shaq and Kobe.
12:50: Jeff explains why Shaq and Kobe had issues co-existing - mainly because Shaq wanted to feel loved and have a relationship and Kobe just didn't care about that.
15:00: At that time, Kobe seemed uncomfortable in his own skin and he was trying to act tough. Jeff talks about how Kobe's upbringing may have contributed to this.
17:35: The book was already done when Kobe passed away. Did Jeff change anything after Kobe's death and, if he were writing this book today, would he do anything differently?
21:20: What were some of Jeff's favorite stories that he discovered while reporting this book?
23:20: Phil Jackson was an outstanding coach, but he was also manipulative. Jeff discusses what he learned about Phil while interviewing people for this book.
26:05: Jeff's other book about the Lakers ("Showtime") is being made into a TV show that will air on HBO and is executive produced by Adam McKay. He says this is a highlight of his career.
28:40: How involved is Jeff with the TV show?
30:00: Jeff discusses his experiences interacting with Lakers Nation since this is his second book about the team. How have people responded to this honest depiction of Kobe?