Welcome to “The Tidal League Podcast” a show that will shine a light on the stars of the NBA and WNBA both on and off the court and give them opportunities to share their thoughts on the game and on the world events that impact our lives. We ask the questions you want to know the answers to. We talk to the biggest stars of the game and the talent that manages them. Our in-depth conversations give you, the fans, the chance to really know your favorite players and hear what matters most to them, we go beyond the game and talk about everything from fashion and music, to politics and mental health. Join hosts Kurt and Trish as they are joined by the movers and the shakers of the Leagues we love and hear the stories that showcase why basketball is fast becoming the most popular sport in the world.
Jasmine Thomas of the Connecticut Sun
Jasmine Thomas of the Connecticut Sun joins Kurt and Trish for a sneak peek of the 2021 WNBA season.
We hear about the basketball journey that has taken her around the world, from Russia, to Israel and many other countries in between. What is life in the “W” like, and what changes has she seen since first being drafted in 2011. Does she still bleed Duke blue, even though she has spent the majority of her career so close to the legend that is UConn? (the answer is of course; once a Blue Devil always a Blue Devil). Where will life lead after basketball, what are her hopes for the future of the women’s game? We find out about all of this and so much more.
Coach Nick creator of "BBALL BREAKDOWN"
Looking for the latest NBA highlights and breakdowns? Do you want to know what it's like to be in a real coaching film session? Ever wonder how actual NBA players and coaches view the game?
Meet Coach Nick, founder of BBALLBREAKDOWN, who's been breaking down NBA games with slow motion, freeze frames, arrows, and voice over for over 8 years. He also has over 20 years experience coaching players at every level, using the most cutting edge techniques that ensure maximum output and efficiency.
Olin Simplis aka The Guard Whisperer
Today we are joined by the “Guard Whisperer” to talk all things hoops. Growing up in Los Angeles, Olin Simplis was once regarded as one of the top guards in the L.A. area. His college basketball career, however, didn’t go as planned and today he shares with us what happened and how he turned disappointment into opportunity, learning from his mistakes and founding Olin Simplis Training.
Olin talks about the importance of mentorship and leadership, using what you are passionate about to fuel your future, and overcoming other people's opinions of you to do what matters and make a difference.
With more than 20 years of coaching experience, Olin is considered one of the most recognized basketball trainers on the west coast and we talk about why he has been successful, his focus on injury prevention and putting the player first, why he loves coaching the women and the exciting ways the WNBA has evolved over the last 25 years. He shares fun stories about the special relationship between two of his Canadian players, cousins Nickeil Alexander-Walker and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and why he values his partnership with Wasserman, the mystery behind his twitter handle and what the loss of Kobe Bryant has meant to him.
Eugene Omoruyi of the Oregon Ducks 2021 NBA Draft Prospect
Today’s guest, Nigerian born Canadian basketball player Eugene Omoruyi, grew up playing soccer and only switched to basketball because he grew too big. He tells us today, he never looked back and his drive for the game has fueled his success.
During our conversation we talk about his experience being an immigrant, the sacrifices his family made, the lessons he learned to fight for what he wanted and what BrokeBaby is all about.
From his days at Orangeville Prep, the first Canadian Prep School to rival those in the US, playing alongside Jamal Murray and Thon Maker to playing for the Oregon Ducks he shares with us how he overcame the obstacles thrown his way. Eugene talks about declaring for the 2021 draft and what he’s doing to prepare both mentally and physically.
We reminisce about the 2019 Raptors NBA championship run, how they inspired and motivated him and other young players and the power of sports to unite and divide.
We talk about the recent trade of Canadian Khem Birch to the Raptors, if he sees himself playing for Canada’s team, his hopes and dreams for the future including the legacy he hopes to leave behind. He tells us about his Godsent Foundation, created to give back to his roots in Nigeria and his thoughts on the racial divide that is so prevalent today.
Q&A with Alexys Feaster Founder & Chief Impact Officer The Kinship Advisors
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Alexys Feaster Founder & Chief Impact Officer The Kinship Advisors
A force that has infiltrated both politics and sports, Alexys Feaster spent six years as Senior Director of Player Development at the NBA. Navigating players through investment, relationships, and leadership opportunities Alexys has worked, and supported some of the best in the League. She joins Trish and Kurt to talk about her years there, what it was like working with the Obamas, during the 2012 election campaign, and to showcase her new initiative, The Kinship Advisors, a DC think tank that creates alliances with athletes, entertainers and organization who are committed to positively impacting underserved communities.
Great podcast versatile listen
The listen is smooth, easy and versatile. Love the content keep it up 👌🏼
My go to for all things NBA
Great perspectives from those on and off the court 🔥🔥🔥
I’m really enjoying listening to this show. I’m also learning a lot about what happens behind the scenes, which is always interesting.