We dive into lots of WNBA talk this episode. The WNBA elimination games, semi-finals, draft, travel and game-day highlights. We also celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by highlighting Charo, Jlo, and Tamarindo Podcast - which was recently listed on Oprahmag.com. Lastly, we look at Lavar Ball’s latest outburst on his Ball in the Family Facebook Watch series.
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As the Mystics, Suns and Aces, clinch a spot in the #WNBA playoffs, a spicy chicken sandwich was birthed to save America. We breakdown Dwight Howard, the heir apparent, and other potential players for Boogie Cousins spot on the Lakers. And Jay-Z is a Business, Man. His partnership with the NFL leaving lots of questions, confusion and exasperation by fans.
We discuss mental health in WNBA / NBA, Brittney Griner responds to the WNBA after her 3-game suspension, Liz Cambage pens a powerful piece regarding her mental health status for the Players' Tribune and what games we are looking forward to with the recently announced NBA 2019-20 regular-season schedule.
In this episode coaches and coaching gets checked. From Pat Summitt to Phil Jackson, what does coaching mean and how should coaches evolve in this moment of #MoreThanAnAthlete and more women slowly joining assistant coaching roles in the NBA. Joining me is Jackie Martinez, a.k.a. Mysterious Jacks and host of The Ladies Night Radio Show, subs in for Karen, who is on vacation. We are joined by our special guest, Kea Meyers Duggan, a Career Makeover Coach, who believes Sports has been a positive driver on and off the field. Duggan gives five tips for career growth, gives advice to Carmelo Anthony about his career transitioning and discusses the number one challenge she tackles with her female clients.
REPLAY: The Hoops Talk are on summer break and will be replaying episode 25, featuring special guest Josiah Johnson.
Josiah Johnson is easily considered one of the kings of #NBATwitter. His career shifted from playing basketball to creating satirical content about the game he loves.
In this discussion, he breaks down #NBATwitter, social media, and his animated comedy series, Legends of Chamberlain Heights, on Comedy Central. It was a show ahead of its' time, featuring what Josiah called "a great pot of gumbo" of creators, including Michael Starrbury (When They See Us), Carl Jones (The Boondocks), Devon Shepard(Being Mary Jane) & Erykah Badu(Music Icon).
We asked our followers on social media to give us song suggestions for our summer 2019 playlist.
On episode 26 of The Hoops Talk we welcome two special guests, John Anin, founder and curator of Protect Home Court, an Instagram community showcasing basketball courts from around the world, and Mark Bland, the host of Sports Talk with Mark on The Good News Radio & Podcast.
With Mercury in Retrograde, the show starts off with a few technical malfunctions, but we quickly rebound and make a fast break into action. Topics include our Summer Spotify playlist, Hot Hoops Talk Summer, curated by fans of our show, dealing with Internet Trolls, Sports Trivia, and current stories sourced from Social.
Big Episode #25 we are joined with writer, director, creator and King of the Internet, Josiah Johnson @kingjosiah54. He discusses his Comedy Central animated show, Legends of Chamberlain Heights, his reign on #NBATwitter, and his successes and challenges of making it in the entertainment business in La La Land.
Episode 24 looks at the USWNT and the fight for equal pay band support for women in sports. We also discuss the aftermath of NBA Free Agency and how do the NBA stars align for the next NBA season and the fight for Hollywood.
On this episode, we invite special guest Mykell the PG, co-host of The Courtside Radio Show and Zach Feintuch, co-creator and lead creative copywriter of Herman's Hell to discuss the state of the 2019 NBA Free Agency as we head into the start of the trades.
We also go over the results of our Twitter Social Experiment: First Basketball Movies that come to mind, discuss the juicy parts of Andre Iguodala's memoir, The Sixth Man, and the unpack travel woes of the WNBA.
The NBA Finals kicked off and The Raptors routed The Warriors in Toronto for Game 1. Drake once again proved to be the MVP of these championships with his Trolling at an all time high. Liz attended her first WNBA game as a newbie L.A. Sparks fan and felt the joy and pride of the WNBA. Other topics include Killa Mode Klay, Lakers 2.0, and Alladin’s Sultan gets a time out!
The Golden State Warriors wait to see who they will meet in the NBA Championship Finals while the battle for Eastern Conference Finals continues. Who will be the victor between Kawhi and Giannis? WNBA season starts and we will be covering the coverage. NBA All Team snubs, and Drake is the Raptors 6th man. #HoopsHive
We break out the NBA Playoff analysis and see how our predictions are going. We also examine the Beyonce's Homecoming effect on social media and reluctantly unpack Episode 1 of the final season of Game of Thrones.
Fantasy Basketball has ended and we discuss how we ended up in our leagues. Next up is the NBA Playoffs and we share some of our predictions. Lastly, there was a whole lot happening in the culture, and it all spilled out on social media, like a best friend and a cup of tea.
It’s Spring Break and Karen drove to L.A. for our first in-person recording. Nestled into our Producer’s makeshift studio, a.k.a. his clothes closet, we unpack our final week of Fantasy Basketball, discuss NBA playoffs, March Madness, the Apple Event and much more.
As we head into the Championships weeks of Fantasy Basketball we also discuss the NBA league playoff teams. We also recap Liz's trip to SXSW, Russell Westbrook vs. Utah Jazz Fans and other Sweaty and Petty Moments.
As we head to the NBA playoffs, Liz and Karen's fantasy league heads into the final weeks of league play. Tips are handed out, Anonymous Knicks Fan 922 gets into a standoff with Oscar Award Winner Spike Lee, Tristan Thompson is Trash and much more social around the horn.
In this episode, which was recorded in a different spot so it sounds crunchy and you might hear a car horn, we discuss the All Stars player picks, these petty trade talks, and wine before whiskey… risky.
It’s been a minute… and now it is 2019! Liz and Karen are bringing new energy and new fantasy basketball strategy into the culture. It’s a free-for-all, with topics ranging from NBA All-Star Game, workouts, Cardi B, congress, new tattoos and much more. Get that BDE in 2019!
In this episode, Liz and Karen recap their NBA Fantasy League, discuss NBA Christmas Day Games agenda, create listicles and claim 2018 the year of the Otter.