59 min

Episode 117 - Bouncing Back From a Low Point with DJ McDonald The No Chill with Gilbert Arenas Podcast

    • Basketball

On this episode, it’s a very special edition of the No Chill Podcast. We actually started this one a year ago and tracked DJ McDonald  from one season to the next. DJ’s basketball story is one we can all relate to. Every hooper of every ability goes through the ups and downs that the game throws at you. In DJ’s case, a promising high school career brought him to UC Riverside in California. But not making it in the rotation and being overlooked for one reason or another had DJ ready to give up on the game. He lost the love and the drive to grind and new he wasn’t the player he wanted to be.
For Gil, this hit close to home... He’d known DJ and his dad Darryl for years in the Valley AAU scene. He’d watched DJ grow into a score first, aggressive guard with a promising future. Gil worked with DJ over the years and was on top of his progression. So we sat down with DJ in the summer of 2020 when he was at his basketball crossroads. You’ll find out just how down he was and pretty much checked out. Fast forward to this year and made his way to Colorado Christian and has been producing at a high clip. He re-dedicated his craft and rekindled his love to hoop.

Presented by: Athletic Greens
THE NO CHILL PODCAST

A No Chill Production
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Tim Livingston, Gilbert Arenas, Mike Botticello
HOSTED BY: GILBERT ARENAS and MIKE BOTTICELLO
Videography/Editor: Steven Rhys Foster
Director: Steven Rhys Foster
Sound: Alfonso Cano
Talent Coordinator: Thomas Scott
Production Assistant: Ethan Zakarin


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On this episode, it’s a very special edition of the No Chill Podcast. We actually started this one a year ago and tracked DJ McDonald  from one season to the next. DJ’s basketball story is one we can all relate to. Every hooper of every ability goes through the ups and downs that the game throws at you. In DJ’s case, a promising high school career brought him to UC Riverside in California. But not making it in the rotation and being overlooked for one reason or another had DJ ready to give up on the game. He lost the love and the drive to grind and new he wasn’t the player he wanted to be.
For Gil, this hit close to home... He’d known DJ and his dad Darryl for years in the Valley AAU scene. He’d watched DJ grow into a score first, aggressive guard with a promising future. Gil worked with DJ over the years and was on top of his progression. So we sat down with DJ in the summer of 2020 when he was at his basketball crossroads. You’ll find out just how down he was and pretty much checked out. Fast forward to this year and made his way to Colorado Christian and has been producing at a high clip. He re-dedicated his craft and rekindled his love to hoop.

Presented by: Athletic Greens
THE NO CHILL PODCAST

A No Chill Production
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Tim Livingston, Gilbert Arenas, Mike Botticello
HOSTED BY: GILBERT ARENAS and MIKE BOTTICELLO
Videography/Editor: Steven Rhys Foster
Director: Steven Rhys Foster
Sound: Alfonso Cano
Talent Coordinator: Thomas Scott
Production Assistant: Ethan Zakarin


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59 min