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Totally unguarded conversations about sports, culture and basketball nostalgia. NBA veterans Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles are lifelong friends and bona fide truth-tellers. Listen as they invite special guests, high-profile athletes, musicians and entertainers to get brutally honest about ever…

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    Kevin Durant

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 87:55

    WE BACK liiiiiiive on location! You hearing this? Live ON LOCATION, y'all! And who better to kick off this new season of Knuckleheads than Easy. Money. SNIPER. Our main man Kevin Durant makin' his third appearance on the show to chop it up with the Knuckleheads – someone get this man a plaque! We pick up where we left off in KD's All-Star career. Coming back from injury, taking that 2020 season by storm and the DAMN BIG TOE that — aight, nevermind, we good. We moved on. It's ALL about the 2021–2020 season now. Tune in for interviews with some of our favorite current players. A legendary lineup … Season 7 of Knuckleheads starts now. Future Hall of Famer, Kevin Durant.  Back from injury, working with Drake, playing with James Harden [2:45] Kyrie Irving, James Harden and KD as a trio in the 2021 postseason  [9:15] 2021 NBA playoffs, Blake Griffin, Steve Nash, that crazy Game 5 [16:29] The 2021 Olympics, Gregg Popovich, young players stepping up [33:10] Being an NBA 2K cover athlete, P.J. Tucker, sneaker talk [47:45] KD's social media presence, Jayson Tatum, hoops-to-business talk [1:10:53] About Our Hosts: NBA veterans Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles are lifelong friends and bona fide truth-tellers. Listen as they invite special guests, high-profile athletes, musicians and entertainers to get brutally honest about everything from current events to untold stories from the golden era of sports and culture. Named for the on-court celebration they made wildly popular, this unfiltered, hilarious and surprising podcast is like playing NBA 2K with no fouls. Other places to find Knuckleheads:  Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_oEpHy1IGw Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/knuckleheadspodcast/?hl=en Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Knuckleheadspod/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Julius "Dr. J" Erving

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 79:10


    It's the Season 6 finale of Knuckleheads, y'all! And we've got a real one to close it out for you. One of the greatest ever to do it. New York legend. Rucker Park hero. Philadelphia superstar. The high-flying hooper every kid wanted to be, a man who made his mark on the sport forever with a name the game will never forget, it's JULIUS ... DR.J ... ERVING! Nothing but love for our OG. Make an appointment with the Doctor and tune in for this very special episode of Knuckleheads. Current state of basketball and player resemblances [3:00] Legendary dunking, being one of the NBA's 50 Greatest Players, nickname origin [9:15] UMASS and Rucker Park [23:45] ABA to NBA transition, first dunk contest, biggest rivalries [30:49] Effortless swagger, endorsements, racism over time [53:20] Being MJ's favorite player, Wilt Chamberlain, almost playing for the Bucks [1:04:55] About Our Hosts: NBA veterans Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles are lifelong friends and bona fide truth-tellers. Listen as they invite special guests, high-profile athletes, musicians and entertainers to get brutally honest about everything from current events to untold stories from the golden era of sports and culture. Named for the on-court celebration they made wildly popular, this unfiltered, hilarious and surprising podcast is like playing NBA 2K with no fouls. Other places to find Knuckleheads:  Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_oEpHy1IGw Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/knuckleheadspodcast/?hl=en Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Knuckleheadspod/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Joakim Noah

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 75:54

    We're proud to bring the relentless Paris to New York to Florida to Chicago Baller with a capital B, our man Joakim Noah, on this week's show to let it rip. His hoops career started in the US, moved to Paris and then back to the US where he dominated for a legendary Gator squad. Noah drops knowledge on what it was like winning back to back NCAA championships. Then discusses his move to Chicago and playing with Derrick Rose in his prime. Chicago has this man's back for life. Huge competitor. Huge heart. This week it's all Joakim Noah on Knuckleheads. Tune in.    Back to back championships at the University of Florida [5:07]] Playing with Derrick Rose in Chicago [28:48] Why his time in New York wasn't what he thought it would be [33:00] Why Cleveland never forgets [55:01] His favorite five NBA players [1:10:15]   About Our Hosts: NBA veterans Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles are lifelong friends and bona fide truth-tellers. Listen as they invite special guests, high-profile athletes, musicians and entertainers to get brutally honest about everything from current events to untold stories from the golden era of sports and culture. Named for the on-court celebration they made wildly popular, this unfiltered, hilarious and surprising podcast is like playing NBA 2K with no fouls. Other places to find Knuckleheads:  Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_oEpHy1IGw Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/knuckleheadspodcast/?hl=en Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Knuckleheadspod/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Lisa Leslie

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 89:54

    We've got Lisa Leslie, Miss Smoooooth herself, on this week's show to chop it up with the guys L.A. style! A hoops journey that starts with her scoring 101 points in a high school basketball game — in 16 minutes of a high school game — and ends with her name in the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame. She's a fierce competitor at everything she does — from basketball to backgammon — a two-time WNBA champion and legend in her own right ...  this week it's the Lisa Leslie story on Knuckleheads. Tune in.  Playing with Magic Johnson in L.A., scoring 101 points, choosing USC [6:30] Playing overseas, 1996 Olympic Team, first ever WNBA game [21:25] Tina Thompson, L.A. Sparks, back-to-back WNBA champions [36:00] Candace Parker, coming back after having a baby, Hall of Fame [57:00] Acting career, first dunk in the WNBA, friendship with Kobe [1:17:10] About Our Hosts: NBA veterans Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles are lifelong friends and bona fide truth-tellers. Listen as they invite special guests, high-profile athletes, musicians and entertainers to get brutally honest about everything from current events to untold stories from the golden era of sports and culture. Named for the on-court celebration they made wildly popular, this unfiltered, hilarious and surprising podcast is like playing NBA 2K with no fouls. Other places to find Knuckleheads:  Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_oEpHy1IGw Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/knuckleheadspodcast/?hl=en Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Knuckleheadspod/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Oscar Robertson

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 59:48


    The BIG O is in the building! Oscar Robertson, Mr. Triple Double himself joins this week's episode of Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles. The LEGEND and one the greatest players to ever grace the court talks about everything from being the first Black player at Cincinnati to dominating the league for both the Cincinnati Royals and then the Milwaukee Bucks. The Big O made his imprint not just on basketball but truly on all of sports, tune in!  Having an undefeated, all-Black team and winning the state championship in Indiana [2:50] Going to Cincinnati and making the Final Four [10:08] Knowing he'd be the No. 1 pick in the draft [22:32] Winning the MVP and thoughts on Russell Westbrook's triple doubles [27:01] Going to the Milwaukee Bucks and playing with Kareem [36:33] About Our Hosts: NBA veterans Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles are lifelong friends and bona fide truth-tellers. Listen as they invite special guests, high-profile athletes, musicians and entertainers to get brutally honest about everything from current events to untold stories from the golden era of sports and culture. Named for the on-court celebration they made wildly popular, this unfiltered, hilarious and surprising podcast is like playing NBA 2K with no fouls. Other places to find Knuckleheads:  Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_oEpHy1IGw Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/knuckleheadspodcast/?hl=en Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Knuckleheadspod/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Juwan Howard

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 106:52

    Chi-Town hooper turned Michigan legend, we've got THE Juwan Howard on this week's episode of Knuckleheads. And this one? This one's for the culture, y'all. How the Fab Five assembled and the origin of their signature swag. Getting drafted and playing with Chris Webber again. Winning a ring after 17 years in the league and just needing to feel that champs' champagne in his eyes – no goggles. And finally getting back to Michigan, where he's determined to capture the NCAA title that eluded the Fab Five back in the day. It's story time from one of our favorite OGs. Don't miss.  Young Chicago ballers and playing AAU with Chris Webber [6:50] University of Michigan, Fab Five culture, Duke vs. Michigan [18:55] Getting drafted to Washington, rookie year with C-Webb, and his 100-million-dollar contract [44:00] How he kept the best haircut in the game, Dallas Mavericks and Dirk Nowitzki. [57:15] Tracy McGrady, Juwan's signature jump hook, winning an NBA Championship [1:03:25] The Juwan Howard Foundation, coaching at Michigan, the Miami Heat and Udonis Haslem [1:28:00] About Our Hosts: NBA veterans Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles are lifelong friends and bona fide truth-tellers. Listen as they invite special guests, high-profile athletes, musicians and entertainers to get brutally honest about everything from current events to untold stories from the golden era of sports and culture. Named for the on-court celebration they made wildly popular, this unfiltered, hilarious and surprising podcast is like playing NBA 2K with no fouls. Other places to find Knuckleheads:  Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_oEpHy1IGw Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/knuckleheadspodcast/?hl=en Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Knuckleheadspod/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Chris Mullin

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 79:06


    The NYC blacktop myth maker. Cleanest hi-top fade in the game. The C of Run T.M.C. The NBA Jam three-point cheat code himself, Chris Mullin. Certified Brooklyn legend. Golden State Warrior. Dream Team member. And all-around one of the best dudes you will ever meet in the game. Mully talks about NYC hoops, and why the Big East was, at one time, bigger than some NBA games. Cancel whatever you have to do, get comfortable and listen in on this one. Pure hoops history lesson. Playing in NYC as a white boy from Brooklyn [13:45] NBA being less popular than the Big East [26:10] Run T.M.C. [33:25] Getting dunked on by Vince Carter [44:00] Wanting to play for the Knicks? [1:06:17] What he bought with his first bag [1:16:40] About Our Hosts: NBA veterans Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles are lifelong friends and bona fide truth-tellers. Listen as they invite special guests, high-profile athletes, musicians and entertainers to get brutally honest about everything from current events to untold stories from the golden era of sports and culture. Named for the on-court celebration they made wildly popular, this unfiltered, hilarious and surprising podcast is like playing NBA 2K with no fouls. Other places to find Knuckleheads:  Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_oEpHy1IGw Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/knuckleheadspodcast/?hl=en Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Knuckleheadspod/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Dajuan Wagner

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 70:56


    You've been waiting for this one. We've ALL been waiting for this one. A true GOAT of the game – if you know … you know. Dajuan Wagner, ladies and gentlemen. New Jersey royalty. High school hoops legend. D-Wag reminisces with the guys about the game they all love. His career, friendships and life. You truly aren't going to want to miss this one.  Playing in the league with Bubba Chuck and A.I.'s legacy [2:20] Camden High, his 100-point game and playing against Kobe [9:30] Coaching his son, Dajuan Wagner Jr. [31:00] John Calipari and Memphis. [40:40] NBA draft, playing in Cleveland and medical setbacks [46:30] Playing with young LeBron [55:30] Dajuan's comeback with Golden State, retirement and looking back on the game [1:01:30] About Our Hosts: NBA veterans Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles are lifelong friends and bona fide truth-tellers. Listen as they invite special guests, high-profile athletes, musicians and entertainers to get brutally honest about everything from current events to untold stories from the golden era of sports and culture. Named for the on-court celebration they made wildly popular, this unfiltered, hilarious and surprising podcast is like playing NBA 2K with no fouls. Other places to find Knuckleheads:  Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_oEpHy1IGw Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/knuckleheadspodcast/?hl=en Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Knuckleheadspod/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Dajuan Wagner

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 70:59


    You've been waiting for this one. We've ALL been waiting for this one. A true GOAT of the game – if you know … you know. Dajuan Wagner, ladies and gentlemen. New Jersey royalty. High school hoops legend. D-Wag reminisces with the guys about the game they all love. His career, friendships and life. You truly aren't going to want to miss this one.  Playing in the league with Bubba Chuck and A.I.'s legacy [2:20] Camden High, his 100-point game and playing against Kobe [9:30] Coaching his son, Dajuan Wagner Jr. [31:00] John Calipari and Memphis. [40:40] NBA draft, playing in Cleveland and medical setbacks [46:30] Playing with young LeBron [55:30] Dajuan's comeback with Golden State, retirement and looking back on the game [1:01:30] About Our Hosts: NBA veterans Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles are lifelong friends and bona fide truth-tellers. Listen as they invite special guests, high-profile athletes, musicians and entertainers to get brutally honest about everything from current events to untold stories from the golden era of sports and culture. Named for the on-court celebration they made wildly popular, this unfiltered, hilarious and surprising podcast is like playing NBA 2K with no fouls. Other places to find Knuckleheads:  Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_oEpHy1IGw Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/knuckleheadspodcast/?hl=en Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Knuckleheadspod/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Glenn "Big Dog" Robinson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 82:08


    BIG DOG — Glenn Robinson, Purdue royalty and one of the greatest college basketball players of all time, hops on this week's episode of Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles. Big Dog looks back on his time with the Bucks, what it was like to get the biggest contract — 10 years — as a rookie, and what it's like to have a son playing in the NBA. Listen up!  Bucks Big 3, with Ray Allen and Sam Cassel [7:45 ] “Big Dog” nickname [13:35 ] Growing up and dominating in Gary, Indiana [21:45 ] Playing at Purdue and averaging 30 and 11 in college [ 34:50] Becoming the first pick in the 1994 draft [49:00 ] Biggest rookie contract at the time and changing the rookie rules [51:20 ]  His son making it to the league [1:14:50 ] About Our Hosts: NBA veterans Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles are lifelong friends and bona fide truth-tellers. Listen as they invite special guests, high-profile athletes, musicians and entertainers to get brutally honest about everything from current events to untold stories from the golden era of sports and culture. Named for the on-court celebration they made wildly popular, this unfiltered, hilarious and surprising podcast is like playing NBA 2K with no fouls.   Other places to find Knuckleheads:  Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_oEpHy1IGw Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/knuckleheadspodcast/?hl=en Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Knuckleheadspod/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Tamika Catchings

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 64:43

    University of Tennessee legend, Indiana's golden child and Naismith Hall of Famer Tamika Catchings joins Quentin and Darius for this week's episode of Knuckleheads! Meek takes us back to some of the glory years of women's college hoops and to those early WNBA days and has the guys going nostalgic. This humble All-Star brought the fire on the floor — from high school to the WNBA. And she finally got that ring in the end, so you've got to put all the respect on the name Tamika Catchings. Tune IN!   Growing up in Illinois and scoring a quintuple-double Tennessee Women's Basketball, Pat Summit stories, The Three Meeks Getting drafted to the Indiana Fever, Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year four times, Championship Run with the Fever and playing in the Olympics Niele Ivey and women working in sports Overcoming fears and growing up with Kobe Bryant Hall of Fame, playing overseas, Catch the Stars foundation   About Our Hosts: NBA veterans Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles are lifelong friends and bona fide truth-tellers. Listen as they invite special guests, high-profile athletes, musicians and entertainers to get brutally honest about everything from current events to untold stories from the golden era of sports and culture. Named for the on-court celebration they made wildly popular, this unfiltered, hilarious and surprising podcast is like playing NBA 2K with no fouls.   Other places to find Knuckleheads:  Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_oEpHy1IGw Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/knuckleheadspodcast/?hl=en Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Knuckleheadspod/ If you liked this episode, please don't forget to subscribe, tune in, and share this podcast. You may also leave us a review on anywhere you listen to and share your feedback!  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Jamal Crawford

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 90:18


    We've got to give it up for Seattle legend and certified BUCKET, Jamal Crawford! Over 20 years and nine teams, this man has made his mark on the NBA. J Crossover chops it all up with Quentin and Darius on the latest episode of Knuckleheads. Tune in to hear what the ageless wonder has to say about his unique hoops journey. Seattle hoops, University of Michigan and the NBA draft [~11:14] Rookie year in Chicago and playing with Michael Jordan in the summer [34:37] Chris Paul, Devin Booker, and his favorite ankle-breaker [41:07] Kyrie Irving, playing for the New York Knicks, and his favorite NBA coach [52:49] Sixth Man of the Year and playing at Rucker Park [1:02:14] Atlanta Hawks, L.A. Clippers and surpassing Reggie Miller's record [1:11:01] e About Our Hosts: NBA veterans Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles are lifelong friends and bona fide truth-tellers. Listen as they invite special guests, high-profile athletes, musicians and entertainers to get brutally honest about everything from current events to untold stories from the golden era of sports and culture. Named for the on-court celebration they made wildly popular, this unfiltered, hilarious and surprising podcast is like playing NBA 2K with no fouls.   Other places to find Knuckleheads:  Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_oEpHy1IGw Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/knuckleheadspodcast/?hl=en Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Knuckleheadspod/ If you liked this episode, please don't forget to subscribe, tune in, and share this podcast. You may also leave us a review on anywhere you listen to and share your feedback! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Bradley Beal

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2021 79:25

    St. Louis, stand up! Bradley Beal hops on this week's episode of Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles. The Wizards Superstar takes us through his journey to the league and what it's like to be one of the best scorers on the planet.     Growing up in St. Louis  Playing at Florida and Coach Billy Donovan  Getting Drafted by the Wizards, playing in D.C. and John Wall Scoring battle with Stephen Curry  Playing with Russel Westbrook Becoming a Jordan Brand athlete    About Our Hosts: NBA veterans Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles are lifelong friends and bona fide truth-tellers. Listen as they invite special guests, high-profile athletes, musicians and entertainers to get brutally honest about everything from current events to untold stories from the golden era of sports and culture. Named for the on-court celebration they made wildly popular, this unfiltered, hilarious and surprising podcast is like playing NBA 2K with no fouls.   Other places to find Knuckleheads:  Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_oEpHy1IGw Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/knuckleheadspodcast/?hl=en Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Knuckleheadspod/ If you liked this episode, please don't forget to subscribe, tune in, and share this podcast. You may also leave us a review on anywhere you listen to and share your feedback!  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Jamal Mashburn

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 116:26

    Jamal MONSTER MASH Mashburn takes us through his 12-year career in the NBA on this episode of Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles. The All-Star hooper and big-time businessman brings the heat for this week's show!  University of Kentucky and Rick Pitino Growing up in Harlem and playing at Rucker Park Playing against Dream Team I and Larry Bird stories Dallas Mavericks and teaming up with Jason Kidd Miami Heat vs. New York Knicks rivalry  New Orleans Hornets, first All-Star game, and averaging 20 points his last year in the league  Retirement, shaking David Stern's hand, and becoming a successful entrepreneur   About Our Hosts: NBA veterans Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles are lifelong friends and bona fide truth-tellers. Listen as they invite special guests, high-profile athletes, musicians and entertainers to get brutally honest about everything from current events to untold stories from the golden era of sports and culture. Named for the on-court celebration they made wildly popular, this unfiltered, hilarious and surprising podcast is like playing NBA 2K with no fouls.   Other places to find Knuckleheads:  Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_oEpHy1IGw Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/knuckleheadspodcast/?hl=en Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Knuckleheadspod/ If you liked this episode, please don't forget to subscribe, tune in, and share this podcast. You may also leave us a review on anywhere you listen to and share your feedback!  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Larry 'Grandmama' Johnson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 70:18


    Former No.1 overall pick and UNLV icon Larry Johnson joins the guys for Episode 3 of Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles. “Grandmama” is one of those players that the Knuckleheads idolized as kids, and this episode covers one of the most explosive NBA players ever.  Tune in now! Winning an NCAA Championship against Duke - [11:22] Tupac, Snoop Dogg and UNLV's effect on the culture - [15:55] NBA draft, being the No. 1 overall pick and playing for the Hornets - [20:52] Signing with Converse — Grandmama commercials and favorite shoes - [22:30] Movies and television with Space Jam, Family Matters, etc. - [28:02] First time he met MJ - [31:12] Playing for the Charlotte Hornets - [32:20] Going to New York, playing for the Knicks - [47:30] See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Donovan Mitchell

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 61:21

    Donovan Mitchell, a.k.a. Spida rolls through on Knuckleheads this week. From Slam Dunk champion to one of the most elite players in the NBA. This young superstar takes us through his quick climb to NBA stardom and the No. 1 seed, Utah Jazz,   Episode Highlights: Back-to-back championships in high school [5:53] Louisville and coach Rick Pitino [14:00] The Kentucky-Louisville rivalry [15:56] Getting drafted by the Jazz and rookie year [22:36] Utah Jazz coronavirus situation [34:59] Playing in the bubble and scoring 50 points [39:15] 2021 Jazz and being the No. 1 seed in the West [43:45] See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ray Allen

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 131:05


    Two-time NBA champion and certified three-point legend Ray Allen joins Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles to kick off season 6 of Knuckleheads. Ray Allen, aka JESUS SHUTTLESWORTH, takes us to school on this special episode of the show, dropping all the wisdom that 18 years in the NBA provides. Tune in for some never-before-heard stories from the one and only Ray Allen. Episode Highlights: UConn, facing off against Allen Iverson, and winning Big East Player of the Year [35:44] The 1996 NBA draft class and the SLAM magazine article [43:54] Starring in He Got Game and working with Denzel Washington [53:25] Being the original Jordan Brand member and more sneaker talk [1:14:33] Ray's unique routines and work ethic [1:29:07] Championship season in Boston and Danny's Ainge's Big 3 - Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce [1:49:39] That CRAZY shot in Miami in the 2013 NBA Finals [2:02:42] See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Chris Webber

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2021 117:41


    C Webb is in the building! He’s the man who’s always been at the center of the culture – from his star-studded AAU team to the legendary Fab Five years to his 15-year run in the league. The Midwest legend begins by breaking down his insanely stacked AAU teams and explaining the wild Midwest basketball culture he thrived in while growing up. Then it’s all about Michigan and the Fab Five. The boys who defined college basketball at the time. He gets into the baggy shorts and the buzz cuts, what that ride to fame as a group of college friends was like, and how painful it was experiencing losses in back-to-back championship games. Then he chats post-college, how his mother creatively helped him get over The Timeout, and how the draft process saw him through some hard times. From there, the guys take turns imagining what a C Webb-Shaq duo would’ve done to the basketball world, and Chris gives the backstory of why Shaq pushed for Penny Hardaway. It all worked out, as C Webb linked up with part of Run TMC in Golden State and snatched Rookie of the Year. He goes on to explain his Godfather-like contract, which allowed him to be a free agent after his first season, and what sent him to the East to reunite with Juwan Howard in D.C. The guys then get into C Webb’s finding out that he’d been traded to Sacramento ... while in a grocery store, and why he was so adamant about not wanting to play there. Things changed fast, though, as teammates made him love it there and his arrival led to the Kings’ most successful stretch. C Webb then touches on the final years of his career, what it was like to play with AI in Philly, and what he’s been doing since he retired, including growing his collection of African-American artifacts and teaching a master’s class at Wake Forest. We see you, Professor! C Webb has truly done it ALL. From the game of basketball to the game of life, Chris Webber is a hands-down inspiration. Tune IN! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Karl Malone

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2021 109:36


    Sit back, pour yourself a drink and light that cigar … because you’re about to enter Karl Malone’s world, folks. And we’re just lucky to be livin’ in it. The Mailman blesses the Knuckleheads to set some records straight, tell some funny-as-hell stories and, of course, give his hot takes on everything from “Why the hell is Patrick Ewing not the head coach of the Knicks?” to the many reasons why “we have to give Scottie Pippen more love.” As per usual, the mailman DE-LI-VERS for this show! But first, we gotta take it all the way back to Somerville, Louisiana, where it all started. We learn about how the 6'9" HOF power forward was actually the runt of his family at one point. Why he wanted to go to school close to home. His killer mentality on the court. How his game plan was always to wear his opponents down. Sometimes he’d even make up some trash talk just to start a beef and get pumped. What you say about my mama? Huh? Then it’s all things John Stockton. How Malone thinks he’s the best point guard ever. And did you know Stock worked with young Giannis for weeks after he got drafted? Shoutout J Kidd for giving Stock that call. We get some Pistons-rivalry stories. What trade made Karl Malone realize he was the face of the Jazz franchise. How on earth Karl’s seal in the paint was so powerful. The times Jerry Sloan and Malone almost got into brawls – and the many reasons why Karl respected the man so much. Why Karl says he would pay 10 thou to watch one specific Dream Team practice. That Jazz vs. Bulls Championship. How he got his nickname and his signature dunk. All the Mailman’s successes off the court since his retirement, and how he’s still waiting for some calls from NBA coaches and players looking to take advantage of what this man has to offer. Karl’s even gonna give a deal to one Zion Williamson … come work with the great one at your position for FREE. That’s right. Karl Malone’s got A LOT left to say. This is LEGIT. The Great One. Tune INNNNN. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Steve Francis

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2021 65:37


    CITYYYYYYY!!!!!! Our man, The Franchise, Steve Francis drops by Knuckleheads this week. We hear about his life and times growing up in Takoma Park, Md. The real backstory to all the high schools he attended. The school he almost went to and the one he did go to — where he became a star: Maryland. You’ll hear how Steve developed into one of the best dunkers of all time — and we’re talking NBA All Time. (Q can speak from experience on that.) You’ll hear how Cynthia Cooper gave him wisdom on leadership. What it was like playing with legends as a rookie. And then about that one time he took Yao Ming to the club. Yes. You read that right. There’s stories of his NBA shoe, tales of his handle, how he became The Franchise in Houston. And then all about his time in The City. CITYYY! We’re talking about a legend. Stories upon stories upon stories stacked in this episode. Y’all settle in. Steve Francis. In the building. #knuckleup. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Seimone Augustus

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2021 62:51

    Money Mone. Walking legend. WNBA champion and LSU royalty Seimone Augustus drops by Knuckleheads this week. We give you the inside scoop on her early days hooping down in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She tells about how she grew up with Big Baby, Glen Davis, and even includes her side of the infamous sleeper sofa incident. We learn what it’s like being compared to MJ in high school, on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Seimone opens up about picking the wrong pair of shoes for running workouts in college. The special runs her college teams went on. And the very, very special and momentous feeling of seeing her jersey retired by LSU. From college we head to the WNBA and learn how the Lynx became The Lynx. It wasn’t overnight. There are stories about moves and shots and players and passing. All told with a smooth Louisiana swagger. And a new Start. Bench. Cut. Jordan edition for all those sneakerheads out there. It’s a momentous episode with one of the best to ever do it. And still do it. Money Mone ain’t done yet. Listen in y’all. Seimone Augustus. Respect.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Iman Shumpert

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2020 86:23


    Oh, what’s up, Shump!? NBA Champion, rapper, and fashion king Iman Shumpert joins Knuckleheads this week! We get going on Chicago basketball, of course, and Shump explains where he learned to talk his talk, playing all over the city, and why that Chicago streetball intensity is like nothing else. He talks balling out in high school — getting paid by his brother to dunk it and wanting to face off against the best city schools because of … the girls? He gets into his decision to go to Georgia Tech over UNC and discusses how his injury delayed his ascent to the league. Post-school, Iman’s draft process was pretty unique, specifically when he got into a fight during his workout for the Bulls and why that attitude actually attracted NBA teams. Then it’s to the mecca, and Shump explains what it was like playing in NYC as a rookie, his Knickstape, learning to understand the NY media and why his loyalty to Melo will never leave. He talks how he was unsure about getting traded to Cleveland, what it was like to win a championship and why he had to reset himself after winning. Then Iman bounces around the league — how he loved Sacramento but Houston not so much, and what his short experience with the Nets last season was like. He ain’t done there, though! Teyana Taylor. Delivering their kids. And where he’s taking his rap career. Shump brings everything! Don’t miss out!  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Alonzo Mourning

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2020 52:52


    He don’t need no introduction. The one and only Alonzooooooo Mourning punched in with the Knuckleheads for this week’s episode! You know it’s gonna be a special one when the OG decides to pull up. The guys ask Zo to take it back to his high school days, playing ball as the No. 1 recruit in the country. Zo remembers the parade of college coaches coming to his house, and how John Thompson asked to be the last coach to visit. Zo says it was Thompson who made the best offer — which was no promise of a starting position, but the chance to work hard, be part of greatness and get an excellent education. Zo talks about the special bond he had with Big John, and all the things that made the Georgetown coach a legend to everyone who knew him. He also speaks on watching Dikembe Mutombo grow into himself as a basketball player — and the hilarious nicknames Thomson bestowed on Dikembe and Zo: Africa and Motherf*****!  Zo looks back on getting drafted and what it meant to shake David Stern’s hand. He goes deep on the notorious Heat/Knicks beef, and how it’s all Pat Riley’s fault for implementing the same fierce DNA in both franchises. Zo literally marked X’s on the calendar for all those matchups. Darius asks why Zo’s 1,000th block had to be on him! Zo even sent D Miles a framed picture of it afterward, as a memento. They tell some stories from the famous Zo’s Summer Groove. Then Zo looks back on his championship season, and gets real about just how tough he was on his teammates in order to win. How he really never knew they respected his toughness until Shaq asked Zo to present at his Hall of Fame induction. That meant a lot. Game respects game. And everybody’s got respect for the OG, Alonzo Mourning. Tune in to hear everything from the Miami legend himself.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    George "Iceman" Gervin

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2020 61:24

    This week’s Knuckleheads is cold — cold as Ice! The legend, George Gervin aka Iceman, blesses the show with his presence! We’ve got to ask who was the first in BOTH leagues (the ABA and the NBA) to bust his ass. He admits it was Doctor J in the ABA … but he never had that problem once he got to the NBA. He lets the guys know it was his old teammate Fatty Taylor who gave him the famous nickname, Iceman, because of that inimitable swag he stunted on a daily basis. Q remembers being starstruck by that swag as Gervin walked in at a college basketball game wearing a floor-length fur coat. C’mon now! They dissect the famous finger roll, and Ice reminds the guys that everybody can dunk, but not so many can finger roll. That takes some skill and finesse. They get into one of Gervin’s under-appreciated stats – that he was the PG with the most blocks upon his retirement. He did it on BOTH ends of the court, don’t forget it, y’all. George says it’s KD who reminds him most of himself in the league right now. He looks back on being named one of the NBA’s 50 greatest players of all time, and on his years playing overseas. He gets into his son’s international career as well, and the time George Jr. spent as a Harlem Globetrotter. The guys ask about the iconic ice throne photoshoot – fun fact, that was a real ice block they carved out for him. The guys talk about the differences in the league now, and the influence that the old heads had on young ballers. Because for the Iceman … that’s what it’s all about, man. You’re not gonna want to miss this one. The Iceman showed UP. And everything he do is colddddd. This is one for the books. Give it up for the Icemannnnnnnnnn! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Deron Williams

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2020 81:43


    D. Will. Utah Jazz royalty and one of the smoothest to ever grace the point guard position joins Knuckleheads this week. Deron gets into his early days, growing up in West Virginia and then Texas, being a standout wrestler and why he had an underdog chip from the get-go. Then it was on to Illinois for D Will. He explains how he almost transferred after his freshman year but says now that staying was one of the best decisions he’s ever made. S***, then he just went out and balled, including that historic run to the NCAA championship his junior year — Illinois’s best season ever. All of which, of course, helped his draft stock skyrocket in the spring. Then Deron gets into his rookie year in Utah, why Jerry Sloan was so damn hard on him, and why he was pissed off that he wasn’t in the starting rotation. Things would change, though, in his second year, and from there D Will took the best-point-guard-in-the-league debate and made sure he was in that conversation, as he and Carlos Boozer forged a Stockton-Malone-type offense that led the Jazz to the conference finals. He talks about D Will vs. CP3, what it was like playing in Turkey, and explains the challenges that came with his move from Utah to Brooklyn. Deron also talks about his two gold medals, shares stories from those teams and credits Kobe with stopping him from ever winning a ship. Don’t sleep on D Will, the man has things to say!   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Shawn Kemp

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2020 52:14


    Reign Man is in the building! The Seattle LEGEND, Shawn Kemp, joins Knuckleheads this week. Darius kicks off the show presenting the worn-out Shawn Kemp VCR tape that he watched everyday as a kid. Then Shawn takes it back to his high school dominance in Indiana and explains why he chose Kentucky over the hometown school, IU … and why that choice lost him Indiana’s Mr. Basketball title. Kemp details his unique rise to the league — how the Lakers were trying to keep him hidden away in L.A. during draft workouts with an eye to making him Magic Johnson’s future running mate. Had it not been for a last-minute tryout that landed him in Seattle come draft day, he might actually have been a Laker. Can you imagine? From there it was straight to stardom with the Sonics, as Kemp took the league by storm with his high-flying dunks and crazy athleticism. He gets into what it was like to team up with Gary Payton and how he and GP are still close today. Reign Man also kicks it with the guys about his Kamikaze Reeboks, playing in the Finals against Jordan, and the Dream Team I vs. Dream Team II debate. He reveals the reason that he eventually decided to leave Seattle, but makes it very clear that the NBA needs to bring a team back to the Emerald City. The legend gets into it all on this episode of Knuckleheads. Don't miss this one from the Reign Man himself. Tune IN. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Cynthia Cooper

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2020 66:59

    We got Cynthia “Raise the Roof” Cooper in the building ladies and gents! Question: Who was the first person to bust her ass in the WNBA? Answer: NOBODY. Coop takes us back to her childhood, and how Lynette Woodard – the first female Harlem Globetrotter – was the female basketball player she looked up to. She talks about the dynamic duo she and Cheryl Miller formed at USC, the decade she spent dominating the basketball scene in Italy, and how she spoiled herself with some fine Italian leather goods while she was there. Luckily, she came back to represent the USA and win some gold, and then stuck around to play in the first ever WNBA season. She speaks about her elite Houston Comets team — you know, that one with Coop, Tina Thompson AND Sheryl Swoopes. Yeesh. How they won four — that’s back to back to backto back! — championships. Coop breaks down why she is absolutely made to be a coach in the NBA, and there’s just no disagreeing. Straight facts. Settle in and get ready for this episode. The first woman to be inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame, Cynthia Cooper is a legend of the game. Period. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Jamal Murray

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2020 48:40


    It's season 5 and we poppin’ off with one of the stars from the Bubble: Mr. Jamal Murray. The pride of Kitchener, Canada, joins Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles to go over everything, including his jump to stardom. They start off with Canada, what it was like playing ball there, how hard it was to get attention from the big-time schools and why Jamal is so proud that Canadian players are finally getting respect. Then he talks about going to Kentucky and what it was like playing under Coach Cal for a year. It was one and done and on to the draft. Jamal reveals that he didn’t even work out for Denver and explains why he thought he could’ve been teamed up with Devin Booker in Phoenix. He then talks about his quiet-yet-effective start in the NBA, and what changed when he entered the Bubble this past summer. Then it’s to the moon — Jamal discusses dropping 50 points again and again and again, what it was like going back and forth against Donovan Mitchell, and why the Nuggets felt confident even when they were down 3–1 … twice! Lastly, you won’t want to miss Jamal ranking his greatest Canadian players and explaining why he still doesn’t own a car despite being in his fifth year in the league. A young superstar on the rise, Jamal Murray starts off Season 5 with a bang. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Dikembe Mutombo | Stay Yo A** at Home w/ Knuckleheads

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2020 85:51


    Y’all. This might be the best interview we’ve ever done. Not bragging. Just facts. The Big OG. Mr. No-No-No Dikembe Mutombo rolls up on Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles. The Hall of Famer has a story so unbelievable it has to be true. Hear how he went from the Congo to Georgetown on an academic scholarship. How coach John Thompson found him at school and invited him to practice with Alonzo Mourning’s squad. And how Dikembe got extra reps playing intramural ball — yes, intramural ball, dunking on everyday students. We hear about his record-breaking first big game in college, his summer battles with Zo and Patrick Ewing, and his decision to go pro. You learn how Bill Russell shaped his mind. And why the story about Jordan dunking on Dik was seven years in the making — and how Mutombo never hears the end of it. We hear about just how cold the business of the NBA really is. Why Atlanta was heaven for a Black Congolese. And the story behind Adidas’s Mt. Mutombo basketball shoe. Just like the big man himself, there’s so much here. Mutombo built an entire hospital to honor his mother. Now he’s building an entire school. It’s a personal look at the career of one of the best defenders ever to play the game. Y’all be shaking your heads with amazement and laughing with pure joy during this one. We’re closing out quarantine season with the larger-than-life legend, Dikembe Mutombo. Swat that shot. Wag that finger. Tune in.


    Robert Horry | Stay Yo A** at Home w/ Knuckleheads

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2020 106:34


    Seven. Read that again. Seven-time NBA Champion Robert Horry drops in for this week’s episode of Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles. He comes in to set the record straight on Sexy Rexy and what really happened in Phoenix with the towel and Danny Ainge. But Big Shot Bob is a walking legend. A lot bigger than that moment. Truth. And so he leads us down the incredible pathway that led him to win NBA championships with three historic teams. We go from his days in Alabama to being drafted by the Rockets. He gives us insider knowledge on Dream. The reason why his Rockets would have beaten the Bulls. The series of trades that ultimately landed him in Los Angeles. What it was like playing with Peak Shaq and a young Kobe. Those shots he hit. What he thinks of his nickname. And man, we’re not even finished. Because Big Shot then travels to San Antonio to play with Duncan, Parker and Ginobili. Few played with so many legends and even fewer put up stat lines like Horry. His view of the game--and the game within the game--is original, distinct and nuanced. There’s a reason why this kid became the player you better get the rock to at the end of the game. Big Shot Bob. The OG with more rings than Thanos. Y’all better tune in for this one.


    Rasheed Wallace | Stay Yo A** at Home w/ Knuckleheads

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2020 86:10


    Mr. “Ball Don’t Lie himself,” Rasheed Wallace is up in the joint for this week’s episode of Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles! Sheed breaks it alllll down. From those UNC vs. Duke rivalries, with his boy Stackhouse, all the way to the 2004 Finals, when he smelled the blood in the water after Game 4. And that feeling when they actually won? His whole life flashing before his eyes. Sheed breaks down all the reasons why Larry Brown is The Man. Then he goes back to that time he played just one game for Atlanta. How his first practice with the Celtics quickly turned into KG and Sheed trash-talking each other. The true secret to hooping in Air Force Ones. Who he has to thank for his jump shot. How he doesn’t think anyone will beat his record for technical fouls in a season (41 by the way). And how, yeah, sometimes that first technical foul did ignite him into that beast mode we all know and love. Sheed Wallace, ladies and gentlemen … tune in.


    David Fizdale

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2020 78:54


    We’re making history this week when our first NBA head coach, David Fizdale, joins Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles. Coach Fiz leads us down the path he took from the courts of L.A. to the parade routes in Miami to the sidelines of Madison Square Garden. He gives a distinct look to the game. It all starts in a video room in Miami alongside a young Erik Spoelstra. From there it moves to assistant coaching gigs. The arrival of the Big Three in Miami. The move to Memphis and the dream of being in New York. You’ll hear why Chris Bosh was the key member of The Heatles, why coaching Z-Bo was easy for him and where he got the idea to roll up in white cars. Get ready for some in-depth storytelling. Fiz takes you behind the scenes and inside the locker room for a look at how decisions get made on the court. And all from a coach beloved by players and fans. He’s a brilliant mind. Dedicated tactician. You gotta hear what he has to say about the game. The Fiz. Listen up.


    Dee and Lexie Brown | Stay Yo A** at Home w/ Knuckleheads

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2020 74:10


    Our first ever father-daughter combo brings some multigenerational style to this week’s edition of Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles. Who else but the dominating duo of Dee and Lexie BROWN! Find out who each one of them thinks the best basketball player in the Brown family is. Learn how Lexie got that unstoppable jumper. And about that one time Lexie should’ve beaten Dad one-on-one. Gain some insights from the WNBA rookie. Hear about the art of family TikToks, about coaching in the WNBA vs. the NBA, and what it really means to be a Celtic. Share in their reminiscing on the iconic No-Look Dunk. Being a #GirlDad and how special it is to sit down, look back and talk about the game they love after all they’ve accomplished – both individually and together. And just how cool it was when the tide turned from “That’s Dee Brown’s daughter” to “That’s Lexie Brown’s dad!”


    Tim Hardaway Sr. | Stay Yo A** at Home w/ Knuckleheads

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2020 92:26


    Chicago legend Tim Hardaway joins the fellas this week on Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles. Tim takes us through his journey growing up in Chicago, getting his handles on the city sidewalks, heading off to UTEP, and creating the ‘UTEP two-step’. Laugh along as Tim tells us how Don Nelson snatched him late in the draft and then just how confident he got after his first All-Star Game. Hear about the creation of Run TMC and learn why that scoring phenomenon lasted for only two seasons. Then Tim gets into his Miami years, what it was like ballin’ in the mid ‘90s, and how great it feels to have his jersey retired by the Heat. Tim then discusses Tim Jr. playing in the league and tells a hilarious story about the last time they’ll ever play one-on-one. Tim Hardaway is no joke but he’s got a lot of ‘em! You won’t want to miss this one.


    Aja Wilson | Stay Yo A** at Home w/ Knuckleheads

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2020 62:49

    Young Legend A’ja Wilson pulls up on Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles. The Las Vegas Aces superstar has already done so much it’s crazy to think she’s just at the start of her basketball journey. But, man, what a journey it’s already been. She started out at a small private school learning how to camp. Yes. She can build a fire and take care of herself in the wild. Talk with the fellas moves on to A'ja's recruitment to South Carolina. She explains why playing with Dawn Staley was the best decision of her life and reveals what went into establishing South Carolina as a basketball powerhouse. What it was like pledging to the legendary Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. Why going No.1 in the WNBA draft was both a dream and a stressful experience. Playing with her idols. Playing with Pearls. Nearly winning a championship in her second year. And the reason why the Bad Boy himself, Bill Lambier, has her back. It’s a ride that’s just getting started, a story that’s still being told. You won’t want to miss this one. Young Legend. A’ja Wilson. Respect.

    Nick Van Exel | Stay Yo A** at Home w/ Knuckleheads

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2020 73:13

    Nick the Quick showed UP for this week’s episode of Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles! The Lakers legend looks back on his Exel-lent career: From playing on Bobby Huggins’s tenacious Bearcats squad to bringing his flash to the Lakers, Nick Van Exel’s grind never stopped. He shares stories of what a kid named Kobe was like as a rookie and about that time the Lakers had four All-Stars on the same roster. That leads the guys into a discussion of stacked teams that just can’t seem to win. Nick gives credit to Steve Kerr, who showed up in that ’03 playoff series to send Nick and the Mavs home. He also breaks down the role of sixth man and makes it clear that real basketball players know that what really counts isn’t starting, it’s being on the floor in the last two minutes of the game — when it’s “winning time.” Darius and Nick reminisce on their Portland days together. Nick reveals that Nick the Quick is his favorite nickname simply because of who gave it to him. Tune in to hear the full basketball journey from our main man Nick Van Exel.

    Will Bynum | Stay Yo A** at Home w. Knuckleheads

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2020 57:08

    It’s the one we’ve been waiting for. That walking bucket, Will Bynum, finally drops by to talk shop on Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles. Just some backstory: Bynum is the reason for this podcast. We wanted to highlight players that the casual fan might not know, but who the NBA community reveres and honors. Will the Thrill is that hooper. We hear about his start in Chicago, the myth being made. His move to Lute Olson's Arizona and why he left for Georgia Tech. The hours he spent on his craft. His overseas journey. Finally busting into the NBA. To his new life as a trainer. Will talks about the game like the craftsman he is. But don’t let his humble nature fool you. The man is a basketball savant and a teacher. He helped D-Rose get his game back solid. He can also hit you with the oral history of how the Shammgod traveled the world and back again. You can’t miss this one. It’s extra-extra-special. Will means everything to Chicago hoops. His impact is felt throughout the city. It’s an honor to have Will Bynum join the show.

    Montrezl Harrell | Stay Yo A** at Home w/ Knuckleheads

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2020 61:35


    TREZZ! "Modern Day Rodman" joins the fellas on this week’s episode of Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles. The Clippers' multi-faceted big man gets into his glow up in basketball and how he got to Louisville. What it was like to win everything on the college level and why that led to his getting drafted. He then talks about wanting to be in the G League his first year and why that helped his game so much. Then he gets to the Clips — why he loves being a part of this team, and why last season’s surprise run was just so much fun. Trezz lays out what he admires about the back-in-the-day Rodman and also pays tribute to the OGs for his SLAM cover remake. He discusses the home gyms Steve Balmer sent every player on the Clippers and why he’s so hyped for this return to basketball. Clippers OGs and a clipper current, the Two Taps love is REAL.


    Tim Thomas | Stay Yo A** at Home w/ Knuckleheads

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2020 57:51

    The OG tall-guy point forward, Tim Thomas, joins the fellas for another episode of Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles. Tim talks about coming up in Newark, being one of the state’s greatest. Then he gets into the 1996 Mcdonald's All-American game with Kobe, when they were ranked No.1 and No.2 in the country. He discusses what it was like to come up the ranks with Kobe and why he ended up choosing Villanova over going straight to the league. Tim gets into his time in Philly, his experiences with those great '90s Bucks teams, and what it was like playing for three different teams in one season. He also talks about coming home to play with the Knicks and how he got to be close friends with 50 Cent, then tells about the AAU program he runs for kids in Jersey and shares what he thinks about Kevin Durant taking the tall-guy shooters' reputation to a whole new level. Tim’s a real OG, so listen up!

    Skylar Diggins-Smith | Stay Yo A** at Home w/ Knuckleheads

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2020 88:59

    Indiana LEGEND Skylar Diggins-Smith joins the fellas for this week’s episode of Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles. Sky talks about being a highly recruited high schooler, and why it was so important to stay close to home when she went to college. She also dishes on what she loved about the rivalry that Notre Dame has with UCONN. D and Q give her kudos for putting ND women’s hoops on the map. She discusses being the first female athlete signed to Roc Nation and what her first phone call with Jay-Z was like. She then moves on to her time in the WNBA — her years in Tulsa, what it was like to play with Liz Cambage in Dallas, and what she’ll be looking forward to when she steps on the court with Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner in Phoenix. Finally, Skylar touches on the social climate in the country and gives her perspective on how we can all be better. Skylar Diggins-Smith, a walking bucket since middle school, tells it all.

    Rex Chapman | Stay Yo A** at Home w/ Knuckleheads

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2020 75:55


    Kentucky’s pride and joy — former pro baller and current social media influencer (according to his Wikipedia page, we swear) — Rex Chapman joins the guys for this week’s Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles. The episode is a combination of real talk and absolutely hilarious stories: How Rex chose between Kentucky and Louisville; the pros and cons of being a young star; getting drafted by the Hornets; buying 70 pairs of underwear; the origins of “block or charge” and Rex’s Twitter fame; Prince; Michael Jordan’s hands, aka human vise grips; playing in Phoenix; the realities that come with getting injured; that time Steve Nash gave up some of his contract money to get Q a better deal; and that other time Rex rocked a gold-plated tooth. Yeah, that happened. Tune in to catch all the stories from this Kentucky legend.


    Tina Thompson | Stay Yo A** at Home w/ Knuckleheads

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2020 78:11

    Basketball royalty — ROY-ALL-TEE — steps into the building when Tina Thompson joins Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles. The Hall of Famer and WNBA legend spins previously untold stories about her career. We learn how Los Angeles shaped her game. About college life at USC. The advice she got from Keyshawn Johnson. The birth of the WNBA. And the birth of her son. She shares tales from the dynasty she helped create in Houston. And reveals how Kiki VanDeWeghe and others shaped her post game. You hear what it takes to be great. To be an Olympian. A champion. A mother. A teammate. Everything. We go all in — in the presence of greatness. One of the best to ever do it. Listen in, y’all. Tina Thompson. It’s a special one.

    Chris Paul | Stay Yo A** at Home w/ Knuckleheads

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2020 82:45


    Chris Paul, aka CP3, aka Point God, aka NBPA prez, is in the building for this week’s episode of Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles. Lean into that speaker as CP3 takes us places he’s never taken anyone before. We’re talking about jobs he had as a kid. Overcoming loss. His motivation to dominate the game. All that. Then stories from New Orleans, OKC, that brief hour or so when he was with Kobe and the Lakers, and of course, Lob City. We’re taking you into the mind of one of the greatest point guards our game has ever seen. We’re talking CP3 like you’ve never heard him before. Listen in. Knuckle UP!


    Jerry Stackhouse | Stay Yo A** at Home w/ Knuckleheads

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2020 57:38


    STACK is in the building, as Jerry Stackhouse joins the guys for this week’s ep of Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles. Listen in as Jerry recounts what it was like going to UNC, shares stories of Dean Smith and explains why he wanted to finish his education when he was in the league. Q reminisces about the time he saw Jerry pull up to Chicago with all of his cars on a boat. Hear what it was like to play with A.I. in Philly and what it felt like getting traded to Detroit. Stack then gets into playing with MJ on the Wizards. Finally, he talks about his realization that he wanted to be a coach and what the process has been like so far in becoming head coach at Vanderbilt. Stack is a real one. Listen up!


    Paul George

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2020 42:13


    Paul George, aka PG13, is on for this week’s episode of Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles. You’ll hear about young PG the Clippers fan and how Melo – Denver Melo – was the first to bust his ass in the league. How PG’s injury turned him into the sharpshooter he is today. And that Jrue Holiday has been a walking bucket since they were kids. George also shares the full story behind his move from Indiana to Oklahoma City, discusses what it means to have two really good teams in L.A. right now, and confirms that Steve Ballmer really did send 5k worth of gym equipment to every Clipper player’s home. You’ll also hear how The Last Dance has PG itching to get back on that court. And, oh yeah, you know the Knuckleheads had to get PG’s thoughts on his legendary dunk on Birdman. Tune in!


    Patrick Ewing | Stay Yo A** at Home w/ Knuckleheads

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2020 45:50


    The OG himself, Patrick Ewing joins Knuckleheads to talk openly about his career. You’ll hear about his childhood in Jamaica and his experience emigrating to Cambridge, Massachusetts. How he grew up modeling his game after Celtic great Bill Russell. Why he almost became a UCLA Bruin. Georgetown Hoyas history and returning to his alma mater to coach. The inside story of being drafted by The Knicks. (Spoiler alert: No frozen ballots.) Coach Pat Riley. His battles with MJ and the Bulls. And why the Knick legend thinks the Dream Team was like the Navy SEALs of the NBA. It’s Basketball History 101 from one of the 50 greatest players ever to hoop.


    Brandon Jennings

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2020 43:42


    L.A. native and former Bucks star Brandon Jennings sits down with the guys for this week’s episode of Season 3 of Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles. Q and D first knew Brandon as the ball boy from those Westchester High games back in the day, but soon enough they knew him as one of the top high school recruits in the country. The guys ask Brandon about his decision to go pro overseas straight out of high school, a choice that made him the first of many to do so. But Brandon’s clearly not afraid to be the first at anything: He also talks about being the first basketball player to sign a shoe deal with Under Armour. Q and D ask who the best players overseas were, and Brandon names Ricky Rubio and Luka Doncic, adding that he’s not surprised by Luka’s dominance in the NBA. Brandon then admits that Gilbert Arenas was the first to bust his ass when he got to the league — and that Gil even told him he was going to do so right before the game. But they also talk about that time Brandon proved himself as a rookie, dropping 55 points in his seventh game in the league. Q and D ask about his clothing brand, Tuff Crowd, and the sentiment behind the name. Brandon tells some stories about hooping at Rucker Park, and his time playing for the Knicks. He also names his top three life moments: meeting MJ, meeting AI and meeting Obama. Darius asks Brandon how much he made his first year hooping in Rome as a teenager, and the number had Q going back in time thinking about his first year in college, just trying to get that little Pell Grant! The guys close out the show discussing their favorite players in the league to watch.


    Shawn Marion

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2020 69:33


    The Matrix, aka Shawn Marion, joins the fellas on this week’s episode of Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles! One of the most underrated NBA players of all time looks back on his unlikely ascension from barely recruited high schooler to standout JUCO player to one-season star at UNLV. Q remembers the first time he met Shawn, at a Jordan camp where The Matrix was shocking everybody by putting on a show amid the nation’s elite. Then Shawn talks about getting to the NBA, where he was the only rookie on the Suns in 1999 — and why that situation really helped him in the long run. He reveals what it was like to play with Jason Kidd and how that experience gave him so much confidence. Then it’s time for a little reminiscence about the 2004 Suns, when Q came aboard, and just why that team was so damn good. Shawn lays out the crucial importance of his shift to the four spot and then takes time to point out just how impressive it was that, at 6'7", he could hold his own against the toughest position in the Western Conference. Speaking of impressive, do you know who the first player in NBA history to have 15,000 points, 10,000 rebounds, 1,000 blocks and 500 threes was? Yup, The Matrix. Shawn then talks about moving around the league a bit and how hungry he was to win a championship. Shawn bounced from Phoenix to Miami (actually learning he’d been traded in the middle of his own Super Bowl party) and made a pit stop in Toronto before finally landing in Dallas. In 2009 that Mavericks team was special and they knew it. Shawn even remembers Jason Terry getting a championship trophy tattoo at the start of the season. That Dallas team would go on to beat the Heat in an epic run, propelled by a playing-out-of-his-mind Dirk Nowitzki. Shawn reveals that he and Dirk would play one-on-one every day after practice to get Dirk ready to face off against smaller guys. Shawn Marion had one hell of a career and you best not forget it — Trix is a must listen!


    Ty Young

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2020 44:27


    The WNBA’s sultan of swag, Tamera (Ty) Young joins the guys on this week’s Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles. Ty starts off the show with a few stories about playing high school basketball for MJ’s alma mater, adding that –– no big deal –– she has MJ beat in points scored. She then talks about committing to James Madison and her loyalty to that commitment even after some more prestigious programs tried to scoop her up in the final hour. She wanted to prove she could make it to the WNBA from a mid-major, and when the Atlanta Dream drafted her eighth overall, there was nothing left to say except, “Mama, we made it.” Ty talks life in the league and what the new CBA means for the future of the women’s game. She speaks on her experience playing under coach Bill Laimbeer and gives a few reasons why he’s so respected by his players. The guys get all-time sneaker rankings from the Queen of Kicks herself and say just how crazy it is that she’s never been offered a shoe contract. Q and D ask about her longtime friendship with Chris Paul, which leads to Ty’s take on what makes CP3 unstoppable as a player. Before she has to head out, the guys ask for the origin story of her clothing line, TY1. The simple answer is … what else can you do when the league isn’t selling your jersey?


    Trevor Ariza

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2020 49:04


    The Two Taps celebration? It never would have happened without Trevor Ariza, this week’s guest on Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles. The guys talk about what it was like when Q and D were coming to Trevor’s high school practices when they were on the Clippers. They laugh about how good Westchester High’s team was then and discuss in detail how the Two Taps became a thing. The Cali kid then reveals how close he was to choosing Florida for school but ended up staying home to go to UCLA. He also gets into his decision to be a one-and-done and ultimately getting drafted by the Knicks. Q and Trevor reminisce about their time together in New York, including some wild pranks that happened on that team. They move on to Trevor’s return to L.A., when he got traded from the Magic to the Lakers and what it was like to be around Kobe at such a young age. Ariza went on to win a championship with the Lakers in ’09 and surprisingly got traded for Ron Artest the following year. He describes how important it was for him to bounce around the league. He also talks about what it was like to play with each of his idols — Penny, T-Mac, and Kobe, and details what he learned from each of them. Trevor remembers what it was like to play with a young CP3 and what impressed him so much about Chris then and why he isn’t surprised CP3 is still balling at age 34. Bringing it up to the present, Trevor talks about playing in Portland and specifically gives Melo some love. These guys go way back, you won’t want to miss their bond.


    Common

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2020 40:50


    The legendary Chicago rapper-actor-writer-activist Common joins the guys on the latest Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles! The Chicago-born Grammy and Academy Award winner kicks off the episode by revealing that Canibus was the first person to bust his ass in the studio — but says that on the basketball court his first spanking was delivered by a neighborhood kid known as Speedy. From there, Common goes on to discuss two things that had a huge impact on his early career: Nas’s album Illmatic and the experience of working with Kanye for the first time. The guys then get him talking about what it was like to take his talents beyond rapping and how he landed his first movie role. That leads the three into a discussion of their all-time favorite movies, as well as the actors who made them. Common gets curious and asks the guys a few questions of his own, like what truly made them want to be ballers and when exactly they knew they were going to make it to the league. They each name their favorite young guy in the league and get hyped about the future of the NBA altogether. Darius gives love to Common for that time he dropped D’s name in a song ... “to have you tapping your head like Darius Miles” … remember? And finally, the guys have to ask what it was like to perform at the White House and just how dope it is to be a friend of the Obamas. Listen in to hear more from the guy who flat out does it all.


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