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Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson & Darius Miles

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 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.

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Paul Pierce

It’s nothing but The Truth on this week’s episode of Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles. Celtics legend Paul Pierce talks growing up a Cali baller, from sneaking into the club with Snoop to his coach flying Kevin Garnett in on a jet for the championship — Cali AAU ball is no joke. Then the guys chat about how it really feels to hear your name called on draft night. Q and D ask Paul what it was like to beat the Lakers in 2008, leading to The Truth’s story about flaunting an MVP trophy in an L.A. restaurant, only to be humbled a few years later by a kid in a Johnny Rockets. Paul gives credit to the true unsung heroes of the game, naming some of the most underrated players from his time in the league. The trio compares the fiercely competitive culture of their playing days to the new generation’s chummy eagerness to swap jerseys and do business together. Darius shares a cautionary tale about taking it easy on Zo, an approach which hilariously backfired. Then the three get real about life in the league and the sacrifices that came with it, and Paul talks about what he feels when he sees his jersey up in the rafters of TD Garden alongside those of other Celtic greats. But the Knuckleheads couldn’t let The Truth head out before getting the low down on that time Paul hit the game winner at MSG that ended with Nate Robinson on the floor. And, of course, Quentin and Paul squash an old beef — it’s all respect out here on Knuckleheads.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 14mins

27 Feb 2020

Rank #1

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Amar'e Stoudemire

STAT, aka Amar'e Stoudemire, joins the show for another entertaining episode of Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles. The Suns’ legend reminisces about learning the game despite the fact that he didn’t start playing organized basketball until he was 14 — and why making the NBA five years later didn’t seem that hard. Amar'e then recounts his draft tale, and explains why he thought the Suns might take him. He then discusses  his chemistry with Phoenix point guard Stephon Marbury. After that, Amar'e and Q talk about teaming up with Steve Nash, and about how much fun they had playing together, and about their conviction that the Suns could’ve won a championship. They also open up about how confused they were when the team was dismantled soon after. Amar'e then opens up about free agency, revealing that he wanted to stay in Phoenix, but that he and and the team weren’t on the same page. That lead him to New York, where he had spent time as a kid. He says that he wanted to be the guy to recruit other players to the big city. Q presses Amar'e for an explanation of his “wine bath” phase, and Amar'e details the health benefits of wine baths. The three then talk about what it was like to play with Carmelo Anthony, before moving on to Amare’s time playing in Israel. He then tells his best Steve Nash story and gives his opinion on the best coach he ever had. The Suns’ teams led by Q and Amar'e were some of the most exciting in NBA history, and this can’t-miss episode gets into all of the behind-the-scenes drama in the desert. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 4mins

5 Nov 2019

Rank #2

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Kevin Durant

This week’s Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles welcomes on MVP, two-time NBA champ, and future Hall of Famer Kevin Durant. KD looks back on his meteoric rise, and pinpoints the moment when he figured out he could play in the NBA. He also talks about how special his time at Texas was, and reveals where he originally wanted to go to school. The trio moves on to a review of the 2007 draft, and how KD believed the Trail Blazers would have been a perfect fit for his game. They then dive into KD’s time in Oklahoma City, specifically the dynamic between him, Russell Westbrook, and James Harden — before they all became MVPs. Kevin remembers how intense their practices were, how proud he was when they won their MVP awards, and what could have been had the three of them not been broken up. The discussion then switches to the Warriors — they discuss the possibility of a three-peat, how Kevin’s shot has improved from playing with Steph and Klay, and why he didn’t get that emotional after winning his first championship. One of the NBA’s best players has a lot to say. You will not want to miss Kevin Durant. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 23mins

2 Apr 2019

Rank #3

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Kyrie Irving & Jayson Tatum

In this episode of Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles, the guys are joined by Celtics’ stars Kyrie Irving and Jayson Tatum. You’ll be surprised to learn the identity of the first person to put a number on Kyrie when he was a rookie. Everybody then shares their best Coach K stories, and we also learn how Drake almost got Kyrie to wear Kentucky blue, and what it was like for Jayson to be the next prodigy in St. Louis. Kyrie then explains the origin of his absurd layup package, as well as what his dad used to have him do that made his handles second to none. He and Jayson also touch on the influence that Kobe has had on both their games. Jayson tells the story of being starstruck last year when Kobe reached out to him during the playoffs, and then explains what he learned from working out with him in the off-season. Kyrie says that Kobe was one of the few people he went to for advice when he was debating his decision to leave LeBron and the Cavaliers. Finally, laugh along as Kyrie and Jayson joke about the time they almost squared up, and everybody has a good time discussing Darius’s and Jayson’s love for St. Louis. Knuckleheads keeps on rolling.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 16mins

12 Mar 2019

Rank #4

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Steve Nash

On the latest episode of Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles, Suns legend Steve Nash follows up former Phoenix teammate Amar'e Stoudemire’s appearance on last week’s show. The boys take Nash through his entire life, having him explain how little notice recruiters gave to him, and then discuss how he didn’t end up making a decision on a college until the end of his senior year season in high school. Steve then talks about going to Santa Clara, and recounts how hard he had to work to play his way out of his original role as a backup. He then explains how he was originally drafted by the Suns and played for them for two years before getting traded to the Mavericks, whose fans did not like him at all in the beginning. He then candidly describes his time in Dallas, his relationship with Dirk Nowitzki, why things clicked, and how he never thought he’d leave. He also reminisces about free agency and signing with Phoenix, before Q tells a story about how Steve took less money so that Q’s contract wouldn’t have to change. They reminisce about the ’04–05 Suns, and how much fun the team was. Steve also explains why Mike D’Antoni’s system works so well, and why he loved playing with Amar'e. Q and D then ask Steve about winning back-to-back MVPs. Later, Nash gives his opinion on the state of Canadian basketball and why the Raptors winning last season’s NBA title was so great for the country — even though it came at his expense. This episode with the Hall of Fame point guard is another can’t-miss! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 27mins

12 Nov 2019

Rank #5

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Dwyane Wade

Three time NBA Champion and Heat legend, Dwyane Wade joins the show from Miami for Episode 11 of Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles. D-Wade and the Knuckleheads go way back, and this episode dives deep into the career of one of the biggest stars in NBA history. You will not want to miss this special episode. Tune in now! Episode Highlights: AAU and high school basketball playing with Darius Miles as teammates [13:17] Tom Crean’s influence, playing at Marquette [19:50] NBA Draft and getting picked by the Miami Heat [31:27] Being teammates with Shaq and D Wade’s first NBA Championship [42:48] The Big 3 Era - bringing Lebron and Chris Bosh to the Miami Heat [52:51] Dwyane Wade’s Retirement and NBA Legacy [1:00:05] See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 9mins

30 Apr 2019

Rank #6

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Gilbert Arenas

Another week, another killer guest on Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles. This time, “Agent Zero” Gilbert Arenas joins the show, and he gets into everything, including the time he busted up the Clippers when both Q and D were on the team. He also talks about going almost completely unnoticed in high school, and how fun it was to torch highly touted recruits. Arenas also lets us know that he was the first NBA player from the San Fernando Valley and explains why he got overlooked during the NBA draft — as well as how pissed he felt when he saw his name dropping down the board. He reminds Q and D that he was one of the O.G.’s of the jersey-swapping fad currently sweeping across all sports. And he tells just how hard it was to get KG’s jersey. He then dishes on hoops — about spying on Kobe to see if he actually practiced at three in the morning, and speculating on whether his own long-range shooting would work in today’s NBA. Arenas also discusses where he got his unabashed confidence from, and why Larry Hughes had such a huge effect on his career. And you definitely won’t want to miss when he opens up about the $2 million birthday party he threw for himself to get a better contract from Adidas. Gilbert Arenas holds nothing back, and is sure to make you laugh.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 20mins

8 Oct 2019

Rank #7

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Kevin Durant Returns

Easy Money Sniper is back for his second run in on Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles. KD gets right into it with details of his injury — why he felt unstoppable the night it happened, what was going through his mind, and how he feels about the entire affair. He and the guys then get to his free agency, discussing why he left Golden State and what was appealing to him about Brooklyn, as well as his thoughts on the NBA’s most dramatic personnel changes for the 2019–20 season. Kevin also gives his opinion on former teammates Russell Westbrook and James Harden teaming up in Houston, and tells Q and D-Miles why he’s so excited to watch them play together. If you want an expert opinion on today’s players, KD gives the lowdown on which of the younger guys he’ll be watching this year and what he likes about their games. He also touches on player movement in the NFL and why he believes it's a good thing for the league. The three then hash out what went on with Team USA not winning gold at the 2019 FIBA World Cup before reaffirming their conviction that the U.S. is still the preeminent basketball nation in the world. Then they get nostalgic, remembering some of their favorite basketball moments, and Kevin breaks down the games of some of his favorite players in NBA history. To finish he ranks his all-time top five teammates, and also tells the guys what he plans to do after he retires. There’s no better way to tip-off the new NBA season than by listening to one of the greatest in the game share some of his basketball knowledge. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 5mins

22 Oct 2019

Rank #8

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J.R. Smith

Get ready for the “Henny God” as Episode 3 of Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles features the one and only J.R. Smith. They begin by talking about J.R. wanting to play both football and basketball in college and how that ultimately led to his going straight to the NBA out of high school. They move on to discuss the early parts of J.R.’s career, what CP3 was like as a rookie, and how cool it was to play with AI at such a young age. J.R. has been teammates with quite a few superstars — he gets into the challenge of finding his role amidst all the greatness and also gives the inside scoop on the best teammate he ever beat in one-on-one. The guys then move on to J.R.’s public image and how he went from Sixth Man of the Year to Henny God in one season. Following that, it’s championship talk, as J.R. explains how much it meant to win a championship and reveals the details of his shirtless celebration that went on for weeks following the Finals. Toward the end, J.R. delves into his current situation in Cleveland, explaining why the NBA needs more GMs who are confrontational. We took a special trip to NYC to record this episode and swish did not disappoint.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 6mins

5 Mar 2019

Rank #9

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Allen Iverson, Kyle Lowry & Gary Payton

Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles comes to you live from NBA All-Star weekend where Quentin and Darius recorded the show in front of an audience at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte. The episode itself is full of Hall of Fame perspectives as Allen Iverson sits down with Kyle Lowry and get right into stories from their college days, specifically touching on the rivalry between Villanova and Georgetown. Kyle also explains his decision to play at a school near home, while Allen talks about the promise that Hoyas coach John Thompson’s made to his mother. Allen also discusses his idolization of MJ, and explains an unexpected perk of being a Hall of Famer. The second half of the panel discussion features Gary Payton, who keeps it 100% real — as usual. Gary discusses the origin of his legendary trash talking, divulges the name of the person who bestowed him with the nickname “the Glove,” and predicts that he will be the only point guard to ever be named the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


26 Feb 2019

Rank #10

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Patrick Beverley

Clipper nation, stand up! Patrick Beverley joins Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles. The show begins with talk about Chicago, and what it was like for Pat to grow up there, and how it helped to shape his game. He then discusses playing college ball at Arkansas, as well as leaving school to play overseas in Ukraine. The conversation then shifts to Pat’s journey to the NBA, and how his pit bull mentality helped him get to the league, and why he revels in the nickname “Mr. 94 Feet.” Pat also provides insight into his trash-talking strategy and whether or not he goes into games prepared for what he’s going to say. He moves on from that to talk about the Clippers. Pat explains the reasons that L.A. has been able to have so much success this year, and why the team represents misfits everywhere, as well as how he knew the Clippers would be the best team in the city. He then reminisces about looking up to KG as a kid, and why his intensity was an inspiration. Finally, Pat ranks his top five all-time defensive players, which sparks a spirited debate. Patrick Beverley brings intensity, passion and fire to whatever he does — get to know what’s behind all of that in another can’t-miss episode.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 1min

23 Apr 2019

Rank #11

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Nate Robinson & Eddy Curry - BONUS EPISODE!!!

In the spirit of the holidays we had to interrupt our "Halftime" to give our fans a BONUS EPISODE! This week, NBA Veterans, Nate Robinson & Eddy Curry chop it up with Q&D about all things hoops, culture and life. Eddy shares his "bust yo ass" moment with Shaq and both Nate and Eddy talk high school hoops, draft days and their respective experiences with the Bulls. The crew talk about their glory days with the Knicks and share some of the funniest pranks from the locker room. Nate shares the story of the first time he touched the ball in an NBA game and the time he and his brother stole a car as teenagers to go see Q&D play in Seattle. Eddy talks about winning a championship with the Miami Heat while Nate shares the pride he feels watching his children fall in love with the game of basketball. Needless to say, this episode is a family affair and provide nothing but laughs for the full 90 mins so hold on tight and enjoy the ride. Happy Holidays!!!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 23mins

24 Dec 2019

Rank #12

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Baron Davis

The one and only BD, Baron Davis, joins the guys for Episode 6 of Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles. The show beings with a conversation about L.A. hoops and how Baron is one of the gatekeepers for so many of the NBA players from L.A. today. He talks about why he felt obligated to play close to home at UCLA, and discusses the extra steps he took to be around up-and-coming players. He and the boys then review the basketball styles in different regions of the country, and why Baron was so determined to change the “soft” rep that L.A. players used to have. The three then talk about the Clippers, and how players around the league were jealous that Q and D were having so much fun even though their team was losing. Baron then talks about James Harden, and what a special talent he is. BD first met James during a pickup game back in L.A. He knew the kid was going to be special one day because Harden, who was still in high school, totally shut him down. Baron also ranks his top five point guards, and offers some surprising takes during a debate on the ’90s NBA vs. today’s league. The entertaining Baron Davis guarantees great smack and plenty of laughs.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


26 Mar 2019

Rank #13

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Glen "Big Baby" Davis

This week, the fellas are joined by the one and only Glen “Big Baby” Davis. In this laughter-filled ep, Big Baby details how nasty he was on the football field as a 330-pound eighth grader. He even had Nick Saban recruiting him to play college ball. Davis explains why he chose basketball over football, and then gets into his time at LSU, which included a surprise run to the Final Four. The guys then ask him about the time he body-slammed Shaq, and Baby talks about the influence Shaq had on him growing up. The discussion then moves on to Davis’s years in Boston — Baby tells a hilarious story about missing his first team bus. He also gets into what it was like to learn from the Celtics Big 3: KG, Ray, and Paul, and talks about the effect each of them had on his career. Q then recalls a certain Secret Santa story from when he and Davis were teammates in Orlando. Big Baby details the rest of his NBA journey, and discusses the differences between each of the cities he played. Finally, you’ll want to make sure you see Big Baby’s BBQ “advertisement,” as well as find out what he did when he first made real money. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


19 Nov 2019

Rank #14

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Al Harrington

Al Harrington joins the guys on the final episode of Season 2 of Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles. The well-respected league vet talks about what it was like to go from a “clumsy, chubby” freshman to athletic beast early on in high school. The guys then reminisce about their AAU battles, and Al describes the moment when he put himself on the map. He also discusses skipping out on college, then delves into his first year in the league — specifically how, thanks to bizarre circumstances, he wound up living with veteran Antonio Davis. From there, he goes deep on those early Pacers teams — including what it was like to be hazed by Reggie Miller and how Mark Jackson was “his vet” — then describes the fun times he had on the Warriors squads he played for and what it was like to upset the No. 1 seed Mavericks in 2007. Q then gets into his time with Al on the Knicks, saying how Al was the most excited person to be playing in NYC but that, unfortunately, by the time he left he was clearly run down. Al then goes into his post-playing career, describing his role as an advocate for marijuana and his conversation with David Stern about the use of cannabis in the league. He also touches on his very tight relationship with Stephen Jackson, aka Stak. These three have known each other since they were young’uns, so get ready for some classic stories. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 20mins

26 Nov 2019

Rank #15

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This week, Brooklyn legend Fabolous joins the show. Fab recalls when he first knew he was good at rapping and how he got his big break on live radio. He then talks about what it was like to come up in New York with some of hip-hop’s greatest. Fab is the jersey king, and he runs through his outrageous collection and explains how he decides which jerseys to wear in his music videos. He also gives his opinion on who he thinks is the best New York hooper, and explains what makes Rucker Park such a special place. He and the guys then discuss Jay-Z, and Fab explains how coming from a background similar to the hip-hop icon’s inspired him. The three then discuss what it’s like to be with Roc Nation now, as well as why Jay-Z is “an artist’s artist.” Fab then reveals which current rappers he likes best, and explains why the competition amongst hip-hop artists is different today than it was in the ’90s. The three then get back to talking hoops, giving their predictions for the NBA season. Q and D also explain how the “two taps” celebration began. Finally, Fab chooses his top three desert-island albums, and dishes on what what his first big purchase was when he got some bread.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 3mins

29 Oct 2019

Rank #16

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Udonis Haslem

Udonis Haslem brings the guys into his Miami mancave to talk about U.D. being one of the “mayors” of Miami, and about what it was like to grow up there. Udonis also reminisces about his successful career at Miami Senior High, and he debates with Q about whose high school team was better. The three then discuss college, and why U.D. chose to go to Florida instead of Miami. That conversation then shifts to U.D.’s experiences when he had to play one season in France because no NBA teams wanted to sign him. He lost 50 pounds while he was in Europe, and when he returned to Miami people were impressed with both his hustle and his new physique. That led to a contract with the Heat — and the rest is history. D and Q then ask Udonis about his best Pat Riley stories, including the time he tried to get in between Riley and Shaq when the two men were arguing. The three also talk about D-Wade, and U.D. explains how he and D-Wade became close friends over the years, and why Wade was the reason he stayed in Miami to play with the Big 3. He also gives his opinion on D-Wade’s “one last dance” haircut. Udonis Haslem is as intense as he is humble. He represents the best of what Miami has to offer and his stories will give you an even better appreciation for the 305.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 7mins

16 Apr 2019

Rank #17

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Kemba Walker feat. Drew Gooden

Episode 5 of Knuckleheads, with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles is here and this time they bring on a killer point guard, Kemba Walker. Also, good friend of the show Drew Gooden pops in to make quite the entertaining surprise guest host. They begin by discussing NYC hoop and how that built Kemba into the player and person he is today. Kemba makes sure to roll out some of his best streetball stories, including the one about the time he won a tournament as the youngest player at Rucker Park. It’s March, and thus the squad turns its focus to college basketball, including Kemba’s championship run at UConn. He explains why he was able to play so well every time he entered the Garden. They move on to the GOAT and what it was like getting drafted by MJ, and how it’s been being around him on a daily basis. Kemba also reveals if he’s played him in one-on-one. Find out if city-born Kemba is now a country boy in Charlotte, as well as who his favorite player was growing up and how that admiration gave birth to his crazy crossover. Lastly, discover how Kemba treated his parents once he got paid and who his Top 5 Rappers of All Time are. Cardiac Kemba is here to lay it down.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


19 Mar 2019

Rank #18

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Isiah Thomas

From the West Side of Chicago, to the Basketball Hall of Fame, to this week’s episode of Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles, it’s the OG Isiah Thomas (aka Zeke). The guys start by taking it back to Zeke’s high school days playing for legendary Chicago coach Gene Pingatore (2:27). Zeke recounts a few memorable moments from his college recruitment process (7:32), including the time one coach showed up at his house with a briefcase full of cash — and the time his mom called a press conference to announce his commitment to Indiana for him! He laughs about deliberately tanking interviews with NBA teams in an effort to get drafted later in the round by Chicago, but admits that going to Detroit was a huge blessing after all (17:59). Zeke then takes the guys through the history of one of the most underrated great teams in NBA history: the Bad Boy Pistons (21:01). We’re talking Dennis Rodman, Mark Aguirre, Joe Dumars … you know the lineup. Q and D recall their feelings when Isiah was left off the 1992 Dream Team, but Zeke holds no grudge, saying he realized that the basketball gods had a bigger plan (41:38). The Knuckleheads share some of their favorite stories from Isiah’s coaching years, including one with a lesson on how not to react after someone dunks on you (58:45). And Isiah has a message for all the NBA front offices: You want Jamal Crawford on your team, on your coaching staff — somewhere. Straight up (1:23:27). The guys wrap up talking about Derrick Rose, the kid from Chicago who got to live out that dream they all had: to be a Bull (1:14:11).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 30mins

24 Mar 2020

Rank #19

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Ron Artest

It’s Tuesday and you know what that means: Knuckleheads back for Episode 2. Ron Artest — aka “Ron Ron,” aka “Metta World Peace” — joins the fellas to talk about everything from growing up in Queens, to playing on one of the greatest AAU teams ever, to winning an NBA championship. Ron keeps it real about growing up in the hood and explains why he is a true New Yorker at heart. He also discusses his two years at St. John’s before talking with Darius about what could have been if Darius hadn’t skipped college and instead played for the Red Storm. Artest then divulges how upset he became after he accidentally broke Michael Jordan’s ribs the first time the two met. Funny enough, the same week he met MJ in summer league, Artest also knocked down a 14-year-old LeBron James when he drove in the paint. The three then reminisce about Artest’s time with the Pacers, and why he thinks the Indiana team he was on with Reggie Miller and Jermaine O’Neal was the best he ever played for — and why he feels responsible for not getting Reggie a title. Artest then talks about going from small-market teams to big-market teams and why he felt so mentally clear once he got to the Lakers. He then talks about winning the championship in 2010, and explains the feelings he had getting on the podium. The show wraps up with the three men talking about New York, and Ron shares his thoughts on the Melo situation. Ron Artest, one of the toughest defenders to ever do it, is the focus of another can’t-miss episode.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


24 Sep 2019

Rank #20