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Will Strickland brings basketball and life into a single place we call "The Open Run".

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Will Strickland brings basketball and life into a single place we call "The Open Run".

    The Gospel Of Giving

    The Gospel Of Giving

    Whether it’s Big Mama’s #MindTheSundayTruce gospel, Draymond Green and Kendrick Perkins debating the gospel or Yours Truly spittin’ that “Hostile” Hoops Gospel each and every week, we are exhibiting our Love Language by the act of serving you the best of the News, Views and Truths on the NBA and beyond!Wall St. gives each amounts of flower and darts to Eddie LeVert, Theodore Pendergrass, the greatest rock and roll song ever, The Ghost of Scott Foster, Christopher George Latore Wallace, a not-so-friendly game of geopolitical chicken with a side of Sucka Sauce and organizational malfeasance.Week 3 of the WNBA season brings us to our very first Power 5 Rankings, but with so many key players out due to COVID protocols and overseas commitments, the sample size still reveals!And while it’s #TackleBoxSZN for a couple more teams in each conference, the NBA’s Final Four is set and we get you prepped for yet another new champion in the most competitive era of the game on the podcast where Basketball and Life are One: The Open Run With Will Strickland!Don’t Get Beat Off The Dribble!Find Will On These Rough Interweb Streets:Twitter: @W_Strickland1IG: WillStrickland1

    • 48 min
    The History Of E’rythang

    The History Of E’rythang

    Genesis.Alpha.The Beginning.Origin Stories, especially compelling ones, can inspire to aspire.On this week’s episode, we call on a very special guest to run the floor and complete the hoops talk possession with us.We read his scouting report… It has but three words:He.Will.FINISH!The chat on All Things Basketball begins with no Brittney Griner, but she is in our hearts and minds as the 2022 WNBA season begins sadly without her, a distinct air of excitement as an all-time great mulls retirement, a young team takes early lumps as they learn there are levels to this, why Games 3 and 4 of the NBA Conference Semis are like the second season of the greatest television drama e’er writ or spit and drama in Big D leads to Terrence Thornton vs Aubrey Graham… and Dylan Roof?Wall $t? This week, call us Ellis Boyd Redding because we got what you need with the News, Views and Truths on the NBA and beyond with the podcast where Basketball and Life are One: The Open Run With Will Strickland!Do What’s Popular With The Population!Find Will On These Rough Interweb Streets:Twitter: @W_Strickland1IG: WillStrickland

    • 52 min
    Protect Your Queen

    Protect Your Queen

    As Mother’s Day and the start of the WNBA’s 26th campaign are on the horizon, we get all into our feelings and truly honor the genesis of our being: Women.Aiding in homage and sincere navigation of these things and more is Nashville’s very own Mike Patton, creator and host of Touring The AFC South (yep… a football dude and rock solid citizen all around), who details his journey in sports, journalism, broadcasting and Life as guided and inspired by the women in  it.Mike and Wall $t. trade bars on Glenn Rivers’ decision making, Boston getting Boston’d and we ain’t talkin’ about playin’ Spades, how “PTSD” is a good thing for the Golden State Warriors, a potential bad one for the Memphis Grizzlies and the parallel arcs toward ultimate glory appearing before us because In Temetrius Jamel Morant We Must Trust… or do we?







    The NBA Playoffs Conference Semifinals make an appearance, Rudy Gobert makes demands, J.R. Smith makes the honor roll, and Shaquille O’Neal makes heartfelt amends whilst doling out long overdue flowers on podcast where Basketball and Life are One: The Open Run With Will Strickland!







    Don’t Get Beat Off The Dribble!Find Will On These Rough Interweb Streets:Twitter: @W_Strickland1IG: WillStrickland1

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Virtual Insanity

    Virtual Insanity

    In nineteen hundred and ninety-four, the world was blessed (or cursed, depending upon with who you speak) with a technology that would change the course of mankind… for better or for worse.We’re still sorting out the official particulars there.Chuck Creekmur, the CE0,000,000 of AllHipHop.com and Delaware native steps in the square to talk about establishing a unique voices in the cacophony of these rough, interweb streets, and the Philadelphia 76ers as they eye the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2022 NBA playoffs.







    With injury befalling each of the teams left in the quest for the Larry O, are last season’s NBA Finalist, the champion Milwaukee Bucks and runner up Phoenix Suns, in jeopardy of not getting back to the top of the mountain in their respective conferences to run it back?Draft declarations, coaching departures, fines levied and milestones achieved are all encoded, decoded and downloaded on podcast where Basketball and Life are One: The Open Run With Will Strickland!Do What’s Popular With The Population!Find Will On These Rough Interweb Streets:Twitter: @W_Strickland1IG: WillStrickland1

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Esprit De Corps

    Esprit De Corps

    The late great Kobe Bean Bryant (Bless The Dead) was once told that there was no ‘I” in “Team”, to which he responded:“Yeah… ain’t no I in Team… But there is “Me” in that m**********r!”And despite the 5-time NBA Champion’s sentiment above, we call on squad as Affect The Culture’s Darius Robinson enters the centre and brings the energy as we talk about his life’s mission, the importance of beatboxing in high school boys bathroom rap battles, proper biscuit construction, basketball roadtrips and the Atlanta Hawks during the first weekend of the 2022 NBA playoffs.







    We celebrate WNBA Draft wins, every NBA squad’s GOAT, opening games of The Association’s Sweet Sixteen, the legacies of Jack Roosevelt Robinson, Clive Campbell and The Artist Formerly Known As Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr. and easily the best game of the season where #RamadanKyrie can’t find peace in Beantown, all on The Open Run With Will Strickland!Don’t Get Beat Off The Dribble!Find Will On These Rough Interweb Streets:Twitter: @W_Strickland1IG: WillStrickland1

    • 1 hr 5 min
    The 1st Annual #DoWork Awards; Regular Season Edition feat Below The Hardwood

    The 1st Annual #DoWork Awards; Regular Season Edition feat Below The Hardwood

    We have reached the end of the 75th NBA regular season, the Diamond season as they call it, where they celebrated the past, present and future of the NBA all season long. The NBA Playoffs begin this weekend and with that comes award season. Will Strickland of "The Open Run with Will Strickland and Ryan Henry of "Below The Hardwood" sat down to hand out the 1st Annual #DoWork Awards as well as the NBA's regular season awards such as MVP, COY, DPOY and more in this special crossover edition of The Open Run and Below The Hardwood. Do What’s Popular With The Population!







    You can find Ryan Henry on Below The Hardwood as well as;Twitter: @RAHenryInstagram: @RAHenry







    Find Will On These Rough Interweb Streets:Twitter: @W_Strickland1IG: WillStrickland1

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Lruiz1 ,

The truth...

Great firsthand stories. Touches every topic...I’m definitely listening!

Sf ACE5 ,

One of the best. Period!

Stories for days from one of the greatest basketball minds around! Must listen for all!

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