In a league that changes at the speed of social media, Kristen Ledlow & Candace Parker use their unique insight, knowledge & connections to keep up with the latest breaking storylines in "Ledlow & Parker". Every Tuesday, listeners will go behind-the-scenes with one of the league's most plugged-in insiders and one of the most decorated athletes to ever play the game. Ledlow & Parker go beyond with their guests, using their respected voices and in-the-know perspectives to discuss sports & culture.
Listen in each week with "Ledlow & Parker"! They see the game differently.
Looking Back & Looking Ahead
Candace tips off the show by opening up about her decision to opt-in to the 2020 WNBA season in Florida. We react to the NBA’s schedule release, talk about the growing COVID-19 concerns for athletes and discuss how how both leagues can use this season to drive action for social change. With basketball on the horizon, Kristen and Candace sign off by reflecting on some of their most memorable moments from the last 30 shows.
Risk vs. Reward with Renee Montgomery & Michael Carter-Williams
We tip off this week by discussing the difficult personal choices NBA & WNBA players face as they make the decision to opt in or opt out of the 2019-20 season. Atlanta Dream guard Renee Montgomery (13:24) joins the show to detail her reason for sitting out the 2020 WNA season to focus on social justice reform & why she’s hopeful for the future. Orlando Magic guard Michael Carter-Williams (36:10) calls in to talk his concerns around the rising coronavirus cases in Florida and & his eagerness for the NBA’s return.
Learning to Listen with Ernie Johnson
Candace and Kristen open this week with a reaction to the NBA’s 100-page safety plan before discussing the WNBA’s return and the challenging decisions that lie ahead. Turner Sports’ Ernie Johnson (18:02) joins the show to talk embracing conversations around social injustices, the impact of “Inside the NBA,” and provides some “Neat-o” stats for how he’s been passing time during quarantine. We close with “What’s Good!” and highlight actions that are being taken towards diversity & inclusion in Hollywood.
Unanswered Questions With Lloyd Pierce
After the NBA’s unveiling of a formal return-to-play plan, Kristen and Candace examine some of the biggest challenges the league and players face as they prepare for the season to resume. Atlanta Hawks Head Coach Lloyd Pierce (9:47) joins the show to discuss what’s next for his young team after missing out on the 22-team restart, athletes’ role in standing up against today’s injustices & his plans to give Vince Carter a proper send off. We close the show with “What’s Good” and highlight WNBA players that are taking action against racism.
Leadership and Allyship with Nneka Ogwumike
As protests continue across the country, Kristen & Candace have an honest conversation regarding the fight for justice and systemic change. WNBPA President & Candace’s LA Sparks teammate Nneka Ogwumike (12:03) joins the show to discuss how she’s approaching conversations about privilege and racial injustices in the locker room, as well as fighting for equality for her WNBA teammates. We close the show with some lessons and action items on how you can drive social change in your community.
Bigger than Basketball with DeAndre Jordan
This week’s show tips off with our thoughts on what’s next for the WNBA before diving into reported scenarios for the NBA’s return. Brooklyn Nets’ big man DeAndre Jordan joins the pod to discuss his preparation for potential playoff basketball and the new documentary series “Blackballed,” an access-driven documentary exploring racial politics in basketball. Kristen and Candace react to the tragic death of George Floyd with a passionate discussion on civil rights, the search for justice, and the need for humanity to join together in support of the black community.