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.
NHL & NBA Playoffs, Raptors celebrations, & NBA tattoo culture with Matt Mangano of Inked NBA
Join Trish and Kurt as they talk about the NHL Playoffs, the excitement for Habs fans as the Montreal Canadiens are the unexpected champs of the North, and their chances when they face former Canadiens captain Max Pacioretty and the Las Vegas Golden Knights as well as what a post COVID world will look like as Canada starts to welcome fans back into stadiums.
No chat is complete without talk of the NBA Playoffs, and we get into what it takes to win a championship, how injuries have played a part in this year’s run, and how two years ago, Raptors fans were celebrating their first NBA championship. We touch on the role of women coaching in the NBA, the sexism that still exists and the culture shift that has happened in a very short time.
Joining Kurt and Trish from Brooklyn, NY is Matt Mangano the man behind Inked NBA. He tells us about the inspiration behind the page, how tattoos have become the ultimate symbol of self-expression in the NBA world, the influence of Allen Iverson, some of the fan favorites including his own (shout out to LaMelo Ball and Ty Young) and where he sees himself and his page moving forward.
Also remember to check out our newest shows Survival of the Fitted and No Pump Fakes wherever you listen to your podcasts.
Lindsey Harding, Sacramento Kings assistant coach
Today on The Tidal League Podcast we are joined by Lindsey Harding, professional basketball coach and former player who serves as player development coach of the Sacramento Kings. Larger than life, Lindsey’s story is exciting and entertaining. As the NBA’s first African American female pro personnel scout, she is a trailblazer.
From her days as a player, her exceptional career at Duke University, and being drafted first overall by the Phoenix Mercury in 2007, to her 10-year career in the WNBA while playing overseas in the off-season and the impact of coaches on her life, we get into it all.
We talk about the evolution of elite athletes using their voice and their platform to impact change, her relationship with Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri and Giants of Africa, her work as Head Coach of South Sudan's women's basketball team, how she’s defined being a woman in a field dominated by men, and what it was like to meet Barack and Michelle Obama.
Tidal League updates, 2021 NBA Playoff predictions, Tokyo Olympics, & more!
In a special episode of the Tidal League Podcast, Kurt and Trish tease some new Tidal League content, make some spicy predictions for the remainder of the 2021 NBA Playoffs, discuss the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, and much more!
Michael Carter-Williams Orlando Magic guard
Today Orlando Magic point guard Michael Carter-Williams joins the podcast to talk about his NBA story and how his upbringing and genetics have led both him and now his brother, on the road to professional basketball. We hear about what it takes to get there and even more, after 8 years in the league, what it takes to stay there.
Michael talks about sharing the court with superstars like Kobe Bryant, what it was like to meet President Barack Obama, the challenges and joys of raising children in today’s world, and the issues he believes in and has used his platform to move forward.
As the leader of the Magic, Michael gives us his predictions for the months to come, the impact of the pandemic and the ongoing restrictions that have been placed on the league, the mental and physical toll on the players, the current trade of Canadian Khem Birch from the Magic to the Raptors and although being traded is a common thing in professional sports, we talk about the human side of constantly saying goodbye.
Q&A with Indiana Fever forward Jantel Lavender on Locker Room App
Hear from the fans as they tap in with Indiana Fever forward Jantel Lavender ahead of the 2021 WNBA Season!
N'dea Jones 2021 WNBA Draft Pick
N’dea Jones joins the Tidal League Podcast to tell us her story, starting with WNBA Draft Night 2021 where she was chosen 23rd overall by the Seattle Storm and the big differences between being drafted in the WNBA and the NBA. We talk about the mental game and the things that keep her grounded, the power of prayer and her faith, the story of when she fell in love with the game - like real life, the ups and downs of that romance.
An exceptional young woman - she’s finishing her second degree, a Masters of Jurisprudence - N’dea shares her thoughts on the path her life has taken, what’s it’s been like to play with the Storm and superstars Sue Bird, Breanna Stewart, and Jordin Canada, the scrimmages, the opportunity to play overseas, the players that have been her inspiration and what she hopes her legacy will be.
Great chemistry and balance between the co hosts, you can tell they do their homework before they interview someone. They make you feel like you’re a part of the conversation. Also, the questions they ask and topics discussed aren’t just sports, but life as well. It’s interesting to hear athletes perspectives on topics outside of sports. Would highly recommend to anyone even non-sports fans.
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