Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson & Darius Miles

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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 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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Karl Malone
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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.
Jan 19, 2021
Steve Francis
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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.
Jan 12, 2021
Seimone Augustus
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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.
Jan 08, 2021
Iman Shumpert
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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.
Dec 29, 2020
Alonzo Mourning
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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.
Dec 22, 2020
George "Iceman" Gervin
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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.
Dec 15, 2020
Deron Williams
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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.
Dec 08, 2020
Shawn Kemp
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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.
Dec 01, 2020
Cynthia Cooper
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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.
Nov 24, 2020
Jamal Murray
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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.
Nov 17, 2020
Dikembe Mutombo | Stay Yo A** at Home w/ Knuckleheads
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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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 25, 2020
Robert Horry | Stay Yo A** at Home w/ Knuckleheads
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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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 20, 2020
Rasheed Wallace | Stay Yo A** at Home w/ Knuckleheads
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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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 18, 2020
Derrick Coleman | Stay Yo A** at Home w/ Knuckleheads
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Big, tough, and ready to punch you in the mouth, Derrick Coleman ain’t here to play around on this week’s episode of Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles. DC gets it crackin' early, talking about growing up in Detroit and how quickly he knew he was the best. He touches on Syracuse, what it's like to be one of the greatest in school history, and explains why he stayed all four years. Then we get to the league, coming in early and dominating at a tough position. DC looks back on his time with the Nets, how great it was playing with Kenny Anderson, and he laughs about being one of the few people to posterize Shaq. DC has no problem saying Dream Team II is the best Dream Team — and you just may be swayed! Later on the guys get into the incredible social work Derrick is doing for Michigan and how he’s trying to make an impact on future generations."From the ghetto to the gold medal," DC brings the heat! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 13, 2020
David Fizdale | Stay Yo A** at Home w/ Knuckleheads
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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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 11, 2020
Dee and Lexie Brown | Stay Yo A** at Home w/ Knuckleheads
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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!” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 06, 2020
Tim Hardaway Sr. | Stay Yo A** at Home w/ Knuckleheads
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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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 04, 2020
Aja Wilson | Stay Yo A** at Home w/ Knuckleheads
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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.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 30, 2020
Nick Van Exel | Stay Yo A** at Home w/ Knuckleheads
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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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 28, 2020
Will Bynum | Stay Yo A** at Home w. Knuckleheads
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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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 23, 2020
Montrezl Harrell | Stay Yo A** at Home w/ Knuckleheads
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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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 21, 2020
Antoine Walker | Stay Yo A** at Home w/ Knuckleheads
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Employee Number Eight. Cyber Toine. The Chicago legend, Antoine Walker, pulls up on Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles. The former Kentucky Wildcat and Boston Celtic great opens up the storybook of basketball history. It’s a deep dive into Chicago hoops. Life at Wildcat Lodge in the '90s. His first NCAA championship. Being part of the best draft class in history. Why Rick Pitino was too competitive for the NBA. Trades. Business. Parties and the press. It’s all here. Along with stories from the championship season in Miami with Shaq and Flash. Q and D get their OG to open up about life as an NBA star, how to live, how to act and how to take care of your family — and your crew. Extra special. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 16, 2020
Tim Thomas | Stay Yo A** at Home w/ Knuckleheads
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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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 14, 2020
Skylar Diggins-Smith | Stay Yo A** at Home w/ Knuckleheads
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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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 09, 2020
Rex Chapman | Stay Yo A** at Home w/ Knuckleheads
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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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 07, 2020
Tina Thompson | Stay Yo A** at Home w/ Knuckleheads
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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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 02, 2020
Chris Paul | Stay Yo A** at Home w/ Knuckleheads
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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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 30, 2020
Jerry Stackhouse | Stay Yo A** at Home w/ Knuckleheads
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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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 25, 2020
Paul George | Stay Yo A** at Home w/ Knuckleheads
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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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 23, 2020
Patrick Ewing | Stay Yo A** at Home w/ Knuckleheads
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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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 28, 2020
Brandon Jennings
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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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 05, 2020
Shawn Marion
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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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 28, 2020
Ty Young
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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? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 21, 2020
Trevor Ariza
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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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 14, 2020
Common
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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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 07, 2020
Swaggy P (Nick Young)
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Los Angeles, California’s finest, Swaggy P, joins the fellas on this week’s episode of Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles. The guys get right into what life as a high school and college basketball star in L.A. was like for the young man then known simply as Nick Young. He reveals that he really wanted to stay in town after USC, and hoped that the Clippers would pick him in the draft. Then the talk turns from L.A. to D.C. and to playing for the Wizards. Swaggy P drops some hilarious stories about Gilbert Arenas and how close the two got over their years in Washington. Gil even loaned him his $2 million pool when he got traded away from the Wizards, and their relationship has stayed strong ever since. Gil even has a celebrated beef with Nick’s oldest son. Nick then touches on his trade to the Lakers and how excited he was to get back home. Asked by the guys about Kobe, he tells some funny — and revealing — stories, including one about a 4 a.m. workout at which Kobe came across more coach than teammate. The talk turns to the origin of the Swaggy P nickname and then Nick tells what it meant to him to win a championship with the Warriors. Nick, er, Swaggy then talks about his own brand, Most Hated, and gives his take on fashion in the league these days, specifically who he thinks has the most swag in the NBA. Swaggy P never fails to bring the celebrations and the chill California vibes. Tune in! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 31, 2020
Isiah Thomas
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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.
Mar 24, 2020
Candace Parker
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Sparks star and legendary Lady Vol Candace Parker joins the guys for this week’s episode of Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles. The three start the show talking Chicago basketball and reminiscing on those legendary 90’s Bulls that they all grew up on. Then they relate their journeys to their first dunks — from toe raises on the stairs to touching high up on every wall they saw. Plus, Candace spills the secret to winning the McDonalds dunk contest: just make your dunks (Sorry Josh Smith and J.R. Smith). Then she tells the guys why she chose Tennessee and, of course, shares a few coveted Pat Summit stories. Candace speaks about her first years in the league and the physical impact having a baby had on her body, as well as the mental aspect of being a mom and a baller at the same time. The guys ask Candace for her take on the WNBA’s new CBA, and they discuss some of the surprising differences between the men’s and women’s leagues. Candace talks about clinching the 2016 WNBA Championship and tells Q and D that — if the Sparks didn’t have some of the injuries that they did in her first few years — they would’ve had a few more championships under their belt. Just saying. Tune in for more from one of the dopest female GOATs in the game. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 17, 2020
Lil Rel Howery
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This week we mix it up as Quentin and Darius collaborate with Team Coco to produce a live taping recorded during NBA All Star Weekend 2020. For this one the fellas are joined by comedian Lil Rel Howery and of course, the three get into everything Chicago. This hilarious episode highlights Lil Rel’s early comedic career coming up in Chicago, with Rel reminiscing about the time he snuck into a comedy club for his first live show. He also touches on what it was like to watch Q play at Whitney Young and how Richardson’s DePaul team remains one of his favorite college basketball teams of all time. The guys then touch on Rel’s mentors, getting into why Eddie Murphy influenced so many comedians — though Rel reveals that J.B. Smoove was the first comic to have him “dyin’ laughing.” He also talks about doing Uncle Drew and why working with Shaq and Nate Robinson on a daily basis is A LOT. The guys then focus on the Celebrity All-Star game, in which they played together. Lil Rel has a bone to pick with Darius, since D struggled to pass him the ball. Later on, Rel explains why Get Out was such a special project to be a part of and stands firm in his belief that it should have won an Oscar. Lil Rel brings the pride of Chicago and a whole lot of laughs to Knuckleheads’ second-ever live event! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 10, 2020
Damian Lillard
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It’s Dame Time on this week’s episode of Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles. The Trail Blazers superstar comes on to talk all things hoop, looking back on his meteoric rise from unknown high school player to small school star to one of the best in the NBA. Dame explains how he ended up at Weber State and why getting hurt during his junior year was the best thing for his career. Then Lillard takes it back to his getting drafted by Portland and why he refused to believe he was going to be a lottery pick until the moment his name was called. He gets into his growth in the league, what it was like to play with LaMarcus Aldridge and what could have been if LA had stayed in Portland. Dame also touches on CJ McCollum’s rise as a player and opens up about just how close the two of them are. Then he gets into how he learned to shoot so effectively from deep range and how that led to his epic walk-off shot against OKC in last year’s playoffs. The flow of the conversation then turns to Dame’s music, what it’s like to be close with Lil Wayne and how he started his rap career. Later on, the guys get into Dame’s self-surprising shoe deal, and he reveals what he first bought when he made it big and how he wanted to bring it back to the crib immediately. Damian Lillard is a beast on and off the court and you won’t want to miss him sitting down with Q and D. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 03, 2020
Paul Pierce
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It’s nothing but The Truth on this week’s episode of Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles. Celtics legend Paul Piercetalks 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.
Feb 27, 2020
SHAQ
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The Big Diesel starts off Season 3 of Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles in a way only Shaq can do. The fellas sit down with one of the most dominant players in NBA history, describing what it was like when they were in L.A. as young boys and the Lakers, led by the Big Fella, were in the midst of their three-peat. Shaq then expounds on his high school journey, recalls the first backboard he broke and explains why his father was such a huge influence on him. He also touches on his time at LSU and how he came up with some early Shaq marketing plans while in Baton Rouge. Then the Big Diesel shifts gears to describe his draft process, why he didn’t work out for any teams and how he knew he was going top three. The discussion then turns to the Magic years, with Shaq rehashing a hilarious story about the first time he met Penny Hardaway. From there, it’s back to Los Angeles and life during the Lakers three-peat, with the conversation touching on Shaq and Kobe’s status as the greatest big-little duo of all time. Then Shaq gets into how, when trade rumors began to swirl, he ensured that he would go to Miami — and why he approached his relationship with D-Wade differently than he did his relationships with Penny and Kobe. The discussion then moves on from basketball, as Shaq talks about his kids, and discusses the process Shareef had to go through with his surgery this past year. Finally, the trio digs deep into the renaissance man that is Shaq — assessing his movies, how he got into the rap game, and why one day he knows he’ll be a county sheriff. The Big Diesel dominates everything he does, period.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 18, 2020
The Prelude
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To commemorate our one-year anniversary as well as prepare for the official launch of Season 3 the guys look back on their relationship and share some never-told stories from their time in the league. Q explains what went into his decision to transfer to Whitney Young and Darius laughs about the time that everyone wanted to cover him when he was wearing goggles in high school. They move on to their experiences transitioning to the league, what it was like on Draft Night, and how their first couple of days in Los Angeles were like living in a dream. The pair recall their efforts at making the Clippers ‘cool’ and wonder what might have been had the team signed a legitimate star in one of those early seasons. The guys also share what it was like to get endorsed by Jordan and how Michael, himself, was the reason behind that happening. You won’t want to miss each of them describing the first guy in the league they bodied and then finishing up with their favorite highlight with each other. Season 3 — we back! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 11, 2020
Zach Randolph - BONUS EPISODE!!!
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Get ready for a surprise, bonus episode of Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles! Back in the fall, the guys sat down with Zach Randolph to review his incredible career. From being on the Trail Blazers with Darius, to jumping all around the league, to eventually finding a home in Memphis. The recently retiredZ-Bo recounts some of his favorite memories of the NBA. He also discusses his collection of Rolls-Royce Phantoms, the record label he owns, and what it was like to be a mentor to so many young guys in the league. Z-Bo turned in one hell of a career and the Knuckleheads are here to celebrate it! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 21, 2020
Nate Robinson & Eddy Curry - BONUS EPISODE!!!
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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.
Dec 24, 2019
Halftime
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Season 2 of Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles isn't over! We're just taking a break for the holidays. In this episode, the guys sit down to recap an what has been an eventful season so far. They recount their favorite stories from their lineup of guests and share a few behind-the-scenes tidbits. They also get nostalgic while telling some stories from their time in the NBA. After that, they preview what’s coming next, including bonus off-season episodes. From Kobe’s 61 at the Garden to Big Baby peeing the bed, you won’t want to miss what the guys have to say about what happened in season 2, and what’s coming up in the new year.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 03, 2019
Al Harrington
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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.
Nov 26, 2019
Glen "Big Baby" Davis
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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.
Nov 19, 2019
Steve Nash
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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.
Nov 12, 2019
Amar'e Stoudemire
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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.
Nov 05, 2019
Fabolous
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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.
Oct 29, 2019
Kevin Durant Returns
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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.
Oct 22, 2019
Chamique Holdsclaw
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Chamique Holdsclaw joins the fellas on another episode of Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles. The Queens LEGEND talks about what it was like growing up and hooping with guys. She discusses how she knew Ron Artest and Lamar Odom before they became stars, and also explains that she was often chosen in front of players like that when she was playing pickup. The conversation then moves from the city to the country, specifically to Knoxville, Tenn., where Chamique played for Pat Summitt. She has no shortage of stories about her old coach, everything from Pat throwing clipboards to how she inspired so many young women to be great — it’s a revealing glimpse into Pat Summitt’s true character. Chamique and the guys also talk about her decorated career at Tennessee, where she won three national championships and scored more than 3,000 points. Darius and Q also ask her what it was like to be the first woman ever on the cover of SLAM magazine cover, and then Chamique tells them how special it was to get to play for Team USA before she even got to the WNBA. She recounts the story the birth of the WNBA and about getting drafted into the league, as well as how it was possible for her to live out her childhood dreams. And you won’t want to miss hearing what it was like to play in Korea. Chamique also recalls the first time she met MJ, and goes on to explain how he became one of her mentors. Lastly, she goes into her efforts to raise awareness about mental health and why she thinks the issue is so important. “Mique” is a basketball treasure, and gives Darius and Q all they can handle in another great episode. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 15, 2019
Gilbert Arenas
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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.
Oct 08, 2019
Jerry Ferrara
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Quentin and Darius take on our first non-athlete guest as Jerry Ferrara joins the show. Spoiler Alert: “Proctor” talks Power and his character’s recent death on the show. He explains what it’s like to die in a shootout scene and what his reaction was to being told that Proctor would be killed that episode. The fellas talk all things Entourage, too, as “Turtle” explains how Mark Wahlberg coached him through an audition, as well as who his favorite cameo on the show was. The focus returns to Power and the guys ask Jerry what it’s like to work with 50 Cent, and if he gets more recognized as Turtle or Proctor when he walks the streets. Then it’s onto New York, New York, as Jerry touches on his diehard Knick fandom. He talks about which championship rings he would trade in to get just one Knick ring and fanboys about the ’90s Knicks teams. Also, Jerry has a tough time playing Start, Cut, Bench with three of the greatest Knicks ever to step on the court. The hoop talk continues as Jerry gives his thoughts on the state of the league and just who the best New York-raised ball player is. The gang moves on to shoe talk, discussing some of the most iconic kicks of all time, including their personal favorites. Later, Jerry speaks about the time he was most start-struck on set and talks some smack when asked what other actors he would add to a 3-on-3 team with him. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 01, 2019
Ron Artest
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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.
Sep 24, 2019
Kobe Bryant
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Season 2 is finally here! Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles returns in a huge way, with Kobe Bryant, aka “the Mamba,” joining the fellas. The three get right down to business, with Kobe talking about being the first guard to jump to the NBA straight out of high school, as well as about draft night -- specifically how the Hornets pissed him off before trading him to the Lakers. He then describes what it was like to be a teenager in a “grown man’s” league and how, in the long run, that was crucial to his success. The guys then ask him about his first All-Star Game, when he went up against MJ, and when Western Conference coach George Karl benched him for the entire fourth quarter. Kobe would go on to use Karl’s snub for years as a motivator whenever L.A. faced the Nuggets in the playoffs. “The Black Bruce Wayne” also explains how he developed his arsenal of basketball weapons, and how he matured into “the baddest man on the planet.” Kobe then discusses why he switched from wearing number 8 to number 24 — and why it was so important to him. And remember the time Kobe had 61 at the Garden? Well, it didn’t just happen. He says there was a reason he needed to go off like that, and divulges how that performance was crucial to the Lakers’ success the rest of that season. He then talks about teaching his daughter the game, and how cool it has been for him to coach her team. Finally, Kobe touches on battling through injuries and gives advice to anyone going through physical rehab. You won’t hear a more unfiltered version of Kobe anywhere! Season 2. Live now! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 17, 2019
Season 2 Coming SOON!
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We're baaaaaaaaaack!!! A new season of your new favorite podcast debuts September 17th. This season features more of your favorite ballers, musicians and entertainers talking sports, culture and everything in between. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 11, 2019
Cappie Pondexter
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Bonus episode! Cappie Pondexter — the “first lady” of Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles — joins the show. She and the boys begin by discussing her rise in Chicago basketball, and how the city inspired the way she played. Cappie also talks about getting her killer instinct from playing with (and tuning up) the boys. She then explains her decision to attend Rutgers, and the positive impact that that move had on her entire career. Following that, Cappie discusses the WNBA draft, playing with Diana Taurasi, and what it was like to win a championship so early in her career. Darius crowns Cappie and Diana “the Shaq and Kobe of the WNBA.” Talk then shifts to the current state of the women’s league, and what Cappie thinks that the WNBA can do better to keep women’s basketball moving in the right direction. She follows that by talking about playing overseas, her all-time favorite place to play, and why the game of basketball has inspired her to travel all over the world. This leads to a discussion about the importance of broadening horizons, and Cappie explains her involvement in the fashion industry, as well as her love for art. She and the boys then move on to their nostalgia for Chicago basketball, and the identities of some of the city’s best — and least-known — players. She then ranks her top five WNBA players of all time, and finishes by debating the hosts about MJ, Kobe and LeBron. Cappie is a Chicago queen, and you won’t want to miss this great episode. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 07, 2019
Dwyane Wade
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Future Hall of Famer and recent retiree Dwyane Wade joins the show from scenic Wade Manor in Miami for the season finale of Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles. Dwyane begins by talking about his meteoric rise from lightly-recruited high school player to lottery pick in the NBA draft. He and D-Miles then reflect on the time they were high school teammates, and relive stories of Darius’s mother waking them up early for practice. Dwyane explains how Tom Crean, his coach at Marquette, prepared him for the pros and how his time in college changed his basketball mentality. He then discusses the NBA draft, and how Q was the first one to tell him that teams had him high on their draft boards, which eventually led to his decision to leave school. Dwyane then explains how everything in Miami changed when Shaq arrived, and what it was like to win a championship with a bunch of basketball legends. From there, D-Wade gets into The Decision, and how he never expected to play with LeBron. He also divulges where else he and LeBron could have gone besides Miami, and why Chris Bosh was the perfect match for them. Lastly, the three men talk about legacy, and Dwyane explains what it means to have a county named after him, and what he plans on focusing on in his life after the League. 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 30, 2019
Patrick Beverley
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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.
Apr 23, 2019
Udonis Haslem
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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.
Apr 16, 2019
Wilson Chandler
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Clippers forward Wilson Chandler joins the show in this week’s episode of Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles. They begin by touching on Wilson’s unusual route to the first round of the 2007 NBA draft, and how frustrations in school influenced his decisions. As a rookie he was teammates with Q on a Knicks team that had a crazy dynamic. Wilson also explains his decision to go vegan for a few years, and explains how his diet helped his body heal. He talks about the struggle of going through rehab for a few of his major injuries, and how the process was so boring that it actually pushed him into becoming an avid reader. The three then discuss coming to the NBA out of the hood, and how it’s hard — but also important — to broaden your horizons. Finally, Wilson tells a story about the time he went bungee jumping, and how he was worried that he had hurt himself after having just recovered from an injury. Before his appearance on Knuckleheads, Wilson Chandler had never before been on a podcast. His debut is well worth a listen. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 09, 2019
Kevin Durant
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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.
Apr 02, 2019
Baron Davis
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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.
Mar 26, 2019
Kemba Walker feat. Drew Gooden
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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.
Mar 19, 2019
Kyrie Irving & Jayson Tatum
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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.
Mar 12, 2019
J.R. Smith
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Get ready for the “Henny God” as Episode 3of 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.
Mar 05, 2019
Allen Iverson, Kyle Lowry & Gary Payton
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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.
Feb 26, 2019
Jimmy Butler
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Quentin and Darius serve up good vibes with none other than special guest Jimmy Butler. The 76ers’ shooting guard gets personal and goes in on everything from the first person in the NBA to “bust his ass,” to the fact that he didn't even know where Milwaukee was when he chose to attend Marquette for college. The eight-year vet gives a how-to lesson on playing defense successfully in today’s league and the three discuss Jimmy’s rookie season with the Bulls in 2011–12, and how being on a team with so many veterans taught him the importance of speaking your mind and being blunt. Jimmy also discusses his past — his struggles as a kid in Texas and his meteoric rise to NBA stardom from junior college, to coming off the bench at Marquette, to being a first-round draft pick. Q and Darius ask Jimmy about his first big spending spree, which came right after he won a gold medal at the 2016 Olympics. That story leads directly into to another lesser known tale about the time Jimmy went to Fashion Week in Paris with D-Wade and Melo and found out he was being traded from Chicago to Minnesota. Lastly, Jimmy divulges which NBA player he modeled his game after, where his nickname, “Jimmy Buckets,” comes from and why Justin Beiber's latest album is in his top 5. Your new favorite podcast has arrived. Knuckleheads is the place for the best hoops stories you’ve never heard, as well as for old-school opinions and endless laughs. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 19, 2019
Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson & Darius Miles Season One Trailer
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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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 12, 2019