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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Episode Date
Swaggy P (Nick Young)
00:44:39

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!

Mar 31, 2020
Isiah Thomas
01:30:41

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).

Mar 24, 2020
Candace Parker
01:03:41

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.

Mar 17, 2020
Lil Rel Howery
00:53:48

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!

Mar 10, 2020
Damian Lillard
01:04:09

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.

Mar 03, 2020
Paul Pierce
01:14:55

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

Feb 27, 2020
SHAQ
01:12:16

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. 

Feb 18, 2020
The Prelude
00:48:08

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!

Feb 11, 2020
Zach Randolph - BONUS EPISODE!!!
00:45:34

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 retired Z-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!

Jan 21, 2020
Nate Robinson & Eddy Curry - BONUS EPISODE!!!
01:23:09

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!!!

Dec 24, 2019
Halftime
00:32:02

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. 

Dec 03, 2019
Al Harrington
01:20:57

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.

Nov 26, 2019
Glen "Big Baby" Davis
00:58:09

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. 



Nov 19, 2019
Steve Nash
01:27:08

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!

Nov 12, 2019
Amar'e Stoudemire
01:04:30

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.

Nov 05, 2019
Fabolous
01:03:33

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.

Oct 29, 2019
Kevin Durant Returns
01:05:39

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.

Oct 22, 2019
Chamique Holdsclaw
00:56:58

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.

Oct 15, 2019
Gilbert Arenas
01:20:38

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. 

Oct 08, 2019
Jerry Ferrara
01:13:33

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.

Oct 01, 2019
Ron Artest
00:37:17

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.

Sep 24, 2019
Kobe Bryant
00:42:46

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!

Sep 17, 2019
Season 2 Coming SOON!
00:01:13

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.

Sep 11, 2019
Cappie Pondexter
00:56:57

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.

May 07, 2019
Dwyane Wade
01:09:19

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.

Apr 30, 2019
Patrick Beverley
01:01:17

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.

Apr 23, 2019
Udonis Haslem
01:07:19

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.

Apr 16, 2019
Wilson Chandler
00:56:29

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.

Apr 09, 2019
Kevin Durant
01:23:42

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.

Apr 02, 2019
Baron Davis
00:49:14

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.

Mar 26, 2019
Kemba Walker feat. Drew Gooden
00:44:23

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.

Mar 19, 2019
Kyrie Irving & Jayson Tatum
01:16:03

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.

Mar 12, 2019
J.R. Smith
01:06:58

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

Mar 05, 2019
Allen Iverson, Kyle Lowry & Gary Payton
00:43:31

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.

Feb 26, 2019
Jimmy Butler
01:06:36

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.

Feb 19, 2019
Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson & Darius Miles Season One Trailer
00:01:33

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.

Feb 12, 2019