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Former NBA All-Star and No. 1 overall NBA Draft pick Kenyon Martin brings his fearless personality and brutal honesty to the podcast space with "Neat & Unfiltered." Joining Kenyon as co host is Rap Superstar Jadakiss. One of his generation’s most respected rappers, Jadakiss got his start with the LOX before transitioning to a successful solo career.   Together they will sit down with high-profile guests from all walks of life including musicians, entertainers and athletes. In addition to his raw opinions that fans know and love, Kenyon also talks about fashion, entertainment and his wide range of interests. New episodes drop every Wednesday!

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Former NBA All-Star and No. 1 overall NBA Draft pick Kenyon Martin brings his fearless personality and brutal honesty to the podcast space with "Neat & Unfiltered." Joining Kenyon as co host is Rap Superstar Jadakiss. One of his generation’s most respected rappers, Jadakiss got his start with the LOX before transitioning to a successful solo career.   Together they will sit down with high-profile guests from all walks of life including musicians, entertainers and athletes. In addition to his raw opinions that fans know and love, Kenyon also talks about fashion, entertainment and his wide range of interests. New episodes drop every Wednesday!

    NBA Finals Wrap

    NBA Finals Wrap

    On this edition of Neat and Unfiltered, Kenyon and MG discuss the NBA Champion Milwaukee Bucks performance in game 6, and just how hot was Giannis? Is he more like Shaq, or Magic?

    1:00: Giannis' performance - all time great performance in NBA Finals history

    -03:00: No chance of winning if Giannis went 17/19 from the FT line

    -04:00: Khris Middleton made a big shot when they needed it despite the mediocre night

    -06:00: Coming back from the knee hyperextension makes Giannis performance even more impressive

    -13:00: The company Giannis has put himself in

    -16:00: Giannis is the 2021 version of Shaquille O'Neal - it's almost like he was made in a laboratory and the impressions Kenyon had of him when he played in Milwaukee

    -18:00: Comparing Giannis to Magic Johnson

    -23:30: Too many times the coaches are fired before the GMs

    -25:00: Going through the pieces Milwaukee brought in to put them over the top and how this could affect some teams upcoming moves in the off-season

    -34:30: Mike Budenholzer winning despite the media writing him off as possibly getting fired this year

    -38:30: KM thinks this championship fuels Giannis' competitive fire even more

    -43:30: West will be tougher next year regardless of the off-season movement

    -47:00: If you had asked Kenyon after the first two Finals if he thinks he'd get back he would have said absolutely

    -48:00: This was probably CP3's only shot to get a title -for some their one chance comes early, with others it comes late in their career

    -49:00: This hurts CP3 more than people realize - to be 2 wins away from a championship after enduring everything in his career and the difficulties of COVID the last 2 years
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    • 59 min
    NBA Finals Game 4 Recap

    NBA Finals Game 4 Recap

    On this edition of neat and Unfiltered, Kenyon and Mark Grey wrap up game 4 of the NBA Finals that saw the Bucks even the series at 2-2. The Suns will look to take the momentum back on Saturday night back in Phoenix. Kenyon and Mark also chopped it up on the impact of international talent on rosters nowadays, Kenyon also gives some insight into his on court blow ups with refs.

    -02:00: We had a competitive game tonight from beginning to end
     
    -03:00: Going through the Suns boxscore & Milwaukee's

    -04:30: Giannis "off-night", comparing the big Giannis block to LeBron on Iguodala

    -06:30: The non-foul call on Devin Booker late in the game & the sliding scale of officiating

    -13:30: Giannis stat line from tonight would be considered lights-out for anyone else

    -14:00: Khris Middleton's big night

    -15:30: CP3 lackluster night

    -18:00: Kenyon thinks Milwaukee takes G5 in Phoenix due to momentum and them knowing they'd rather get G5 than G7 on the road

    -21:30: Biggest game in franchise history for both squads coming up

    -28:30: Milwaukee needing to win one on the road & not feeling like they've done anything yet

    -33:00: PJ Tucker's role

    -39:30: Being a guy you can count on - he and George Karl didn't have the best of relationships but GK knew he could count on KM in important moments

    -41:30: Rajon Rondo being a PG that guys didn't want to play against and other guys that people didn't look forward to play against

    -48:00: Going back through the 2000 Draft

    -52:00: When KM almost took a swing at someone but heard David Stern's voice in his head and thought better of it

    -54:00: The rest of the world is catching up in terms of NBA talent

    -58:00: The lack of American-born big-men - haven't had any since the 90s/2000s

    -62:00: KM tells some stories about when he had issues with referees

    -76:00 Joey Crawford
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    NBA Finals Game 3 Recap

    NBA Finals Game 3 Recap

    On this edition of neat and Unfiltered, Mark Grey joins Kenyon to wrap-up game 3 of the NBA finals. The Suns' lead is now 2-1 in the series and Neat and Unfiltered are here after each game to rundown the highlights and hit on the hot topics of the day.

    -01:00: Bucks responded knowing their backs would be against the wall with a loss
    -08:00: Khris Middleton performance
    -09:30: Giannis showed up again - the hate on him really needs to subside
    -11:00: Devin Booker won't have an off-night like tonight again, CP3 won't be as average either
    -15:00: Kenyon thinks Giannis puts the most pressure on opposing players in terms of being able to will his way since Shaq
    -17:00: Kenyon told Darvin Ham to tell Giannis he was spending too much at the line and it was going to become a thing a couple of years ago
    -18:00: Routines of good FT shooters vs bad
    -24:00: Switching gears to Phoenix, Jae Crowder won't be 6/7 from downtown in game 4
    -25:30: What does Phoenix need to do now to adjust?
    -33:00: We'll find out who the better team is in Game Four
    -33:30: Who has more "play hard" guys
    -37:00: What Thanasis Antetokounmpo brings
    -38:30: Looking ahead to Game 4
    -40:00: Team USA losing to Nigeria over the weekend - definitely a wake-up call
    -41:30: KD playing for Team USA after such a short rest from the playoffs
    -47:30: More and more countries are popping up with NBA talent and increasing the level of competition across the board
    -48:30: At the end of the day, still tough to think that a team led by Popovich won't win a gold medal
    -58:00: Comparing the 03 roster KM was on to the 04 roster that lost in the Olympics
    -61:30: What's more important - physical or mental intimidation
    -69:30: Staying in NJ was out of his control
    -75:00: Other teams Kenyon could have signed with at that time
    -79:00: The style of basketball the Nets played
    -84:00: Earl Boykins
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    • 1 hr 27 min
    NBA Finals Game 2 Recap

    NBA Finals Game 2 Recap

    On this edition of neat and Unfiltered, Kenyon and Mark Grey dissect NBA finals game 2 right after it happens. The Phoenix Suns are 2 wins away from an NBA title, and Chris Paul and Devin Booker look locked in.

    00:30: Milwaukee was better defensively but still have plenty of room to clean up
     
    -04:00 Even though Phoenix wasn't overall at their best they still did enough

    -07:00: Tonight surely wasn't on Giannis - he was on point from the opening tip

    -08:00: Khris Middleton's nickname should be "Every Other Game" for how he performs

    -14:00: What the best offense is for Milwaukee

    -20:30: With Jrue Holiday on Defense it's a pick your poison scenario if you're going to have him on CP3 or Booker

    -21:30: Looking ahead to Game 3 - expecting a better performance otherwise they're looking at a sweep

    -25:00: Tough to come back from 0-2 deficit but possible

    -27:00: Breaking down Team USA roster

    -35:00: Kenyon's competitive spirit and the first time he got a DNP-Coach's Decision

    -40:30: The end of his time in Denver

    -43:30: It wasn't weird playing for Jason Kidd being a former teammate

    -54:30: Kenyon was messed up for a good couple of years after he retired while adjusting to post-playing life. Always tougher to have it abruptly end vs a farewell tour like Kobe or Duncan had

    -57:00: Toughest part of the adjustment is filling that void and figuring out what's next

    -63:00: Being able to help Kenyon Jr with his game and how that sparked some of his love for the game

    -66:00: Big 3 championship the bow on his career
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    NBA Finals Game 1 Wrap-up

    NBA Finals Game 1 Wrap-up

    On the latest episode of Neat and Unfiltered, Kenyon Martin is joined once again by Mark Grey as they wrap up game 1 of the NBA finals.
    -01:00: MG was surprised by how well Giannis played one week removed from the hyperextended knee

    -02:00: KM's take - great atmosphere, Booker, CP3 and Ayton all had great nights - Suns were able to get to their spots on the floor offensively

    -04:00: How Milwaukee used Giannis and Brook Lopez and how they should use them against Ayton

    -06:00: Milwaukee should have done more to get the ball in Jae Crowder's hands since he had an off-night

    -07:00: What KM thinks the ideal Bucks offense looks like

    -09:00: Kenyon giving his impressions of playing in the NBA Finals and the approach to a such a big stage - tried to maintain his intensity but he was almost too hyped at times

    -10:30: Story about Keith Van Horn not picking up Shaq defensively in an NBA Finals game

    -12:30: Adjustments Milwaukee needs to make for Game 2

    -14:00: Who Phoenix was attacking in their pick n rolls and how the Bucks need to counter

    -15:00: The only positive for the Bucks was Giannis playing 35 min and not looking hampered by the injury

    -16:00: KM was vocal to his coaches about things he noticed on the floor - he would try it the coach's way first but if no good he did what he thought was best

    -20:00: The Bucks have to stop the pick and roll to have a chance in the series

    -20:30: CP3 is one of the kings of pick n roll
     
    -24:00: If CP3 wins this series, where does he rank among PGs

    -30:00: Comparing KM's experiences with J Kidd vs the type of player CP3 is - Kidd wasn't as vocal - only spoke up when he needed to - went out and took care of his business
     
    -37:30: Steph, Pistol Pete, AI, Dame are in their own class of PGs
     
    -38:30: Game 2 preview - Milwaukee adjustments, Phoenix can make some minor tweaks - the Suns should expect an amped up Bucks team in Game 2

    -40:00: The series isn't over if the Bucks lose Game 2, but they do need to get one in the desert at some point, and it only gets harder as the series goes on

    -47:00: Comparing the Harden & Anthony Davis injuries to Giannis, the Greek Freak being as in-shape as he is certainly helped his speedy return

    -48:00: Rachel Nichols incident - unfortunate that people can't have a private convo and it's foul that someone released it, the topic of the convo - KM isn't surprised by what ESPN did - happens in every field about increasing visible diversity.
     
    -53:00: Considering the conversation was private and she had no reason to put on airs, what she said wasn't really that bad

    -1:01:00: Sha'Carri Richardson suspension

    -1:14:00: Chauncey getting the Portland job

    -1:16:30: J Kidd getting the Dallas job
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Conference Finals

    Conference Finals

    On the latest episode of Neat and Unfiltered, Kenyon Martin is joined once again by Mark Grey on the ongoing NBA Playoffs, which is down to their final four. The guys chop it up about both the Hawks vs the Bucks and the Suns vs the Clippers and who they think will eventually be crowned this years NBA Champion.

    1:00 - Initial Impressions of the conference finals series, and the injuries that ravaged the NBA Playoffs.

    7:00 - Brooklyn falling out of the playoffs wasn't all on Kyrie Irving and James Harden's injuries, and the Hawks are going to be a handful for Milwaukee.

    14:50 - The two stars that had free throw troubles, and the difference in their mentalities where Giannis stayed aggressive to go back to the free throw line, while Ben Simmons just stopped shooting all together.

    20:30 - The 76ers have so many questions after exiting the playoffs, and Kenyon understands why Doc Rivers can't give us all the answers already.

    25:30 - Is the Sixers' loss all on Ben Simmons, or is his environment culpable for his mental issues? There's no secret to what is going on with Ben Simmons, but now is not the time to give up on him in Philly.

    37:00 - The Suns and Clippers both without one of their super stars for the Western Conference Finals. The impact of missing Chris Paul and Kawhi Leonard for their respective teams.

    43:30 - Kenyon makes his NBA Finals Champion pick, saying this team is already battle tested just by who they got through in the second round of the playoffs.

    46:30 - All-NBA Rosters and the issues with the set positions. If the All-Star game changed formats why can't the All-NBA Voting?

    53:30 - What is the public perception of the Utah Jazz and its stars? Donovan Mitchell snubbed for All-NBA, after LeBron picked him last in the NBA All-Star game draft.
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    • 1 hr 11 min

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