Podcast hosted by Nabaté Isles featuring retired athletes who have accomplished great feats on and off the field.
Podcast hosted by Nabaté Isles featuring retired athletes who have accomplished great feats on and off the field.
Episode XXVI: NFL All-Pro Demario Davis
The 26th edition of Whe're They At features NFL All-Pro Linebacker from the New Orleans Saints, Demario Davis. Demario is the first active athlete to be a guest on the podcast as he has been a major activist for social change, taking action against police brutality and systemic racism. During this offseason, he has traveled around the United States looking to facilitate talks between the police and citizens, creating and selling masks (www.56manofgod.com) to support the families of slain victims due to police brutality and racial targeting & promoting his Devoted Dreamers Foundation for children (www.devoteddreamers.org), helping them achieve success spiritually, mentally and physically. Demario has had an excellent 8-year NFL career (w/New York Jets, Cleveland Browns and currently with the Saints), which culminated with him being named to the 2019 NFL All-Pro team. Host Nabaté Isles had the honor to speak with Demario on a plethora of topics including: 01:28-Discusses his recent 5-city tour with fellow NFL All-Pro Josh Norman to facilitate conversation between the community and the police. 04:53-On the need to emphasize police officers that are really serving and protecting the community. 07:49-On selling Christian faith masks to help stop the spread of Covid-19, having all proceeds going to the families of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. 11:49-On the importance of all city, district and state elections this coming November, not just the Presidential election. 18:26-Doesn't see the rush for the NFL season to start with the seriousness of the Covid-19 pandemic resonating. 21:40-On how Drew Brees' controversial statements sparked communication and understanding between his Saints teammates. 26:41-Nabaté reflects on an interview he had with Demario back in 2012 and how what Demario stated foreshadowed him tp become an All-Pro. 31:55-Will the NFL Players Coalition work with Colin Kaepernick in the future? 34:18-How much pressure will be on Colin Kaepernick to perform at a high level if he returns as a NFL Quarterback? 38:53-NO HUDDLE segment of random questions for Demario. 43:05-On his Encounter Conference through his Devoted Dreamers Foundation on Saturday, July 11th (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-encounter-conference-tickets-107113491336) Follow Whe're They At on www.twitter.com/whe_retheyat, www.instagram.com/whe.retheyat and www.facebook.com/whe.retheyatpodcast/ ! Musical selections are from Nabaté Isles' album, 'Eclectic Excursions', available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon, Tidal, etc. Check out his website as well: www.nabateisles.com
Episode XXV: Atlanta Hawks head coach Lloyd Pierce
The 25th edition of Whe're They At features Atlanta Hawks head coach and community activist, Lloyd Pierce. Lloyd starred at Santa Clara University as a guard alongside Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer Steve Nash. After playing professionally overseas, he paid his dues in the National Basketball Association (NBA) in player development and assistant coaching for over a decade with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, Memphis Grizzlies and Philadelphia 76ers. He finally received the opportunity to become a head coach, with the Atlanta Hawks in 2018. In Atlanta, Coach Pierce is developing one of the most promising young teams in the NBA. He's become a powerful presence as an activist against systemic racism and police brutality. He also spearheaded the start of a committee by the National Basketball Coaches Association (NBCA) on Racial Injustice and Reform. Host Nabaté Isles had the honor to speak with Coach Pierce on a myriad of topics including: 01:51-How he and his family are dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic? 03:02-On the committee he helped start within the National Basketball Coaches Association focusing on Racial Injustice and Reform. 05:40-His perspective on being a Black male and the action he is taking for others to understand the everlasting struggles. 10:37-On the overdue exposure of Juneteenth. 15:50-His ability to relate and interact with people of any race, gender, culture and background and how it has helped him as a leader. 19:12-On how he emphasizes building a bond beyond basketball with his young Atlanta Hawks team. 21:41-Clip from Episode IX of Whe're They At with Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo mentioning Atlanta Hawks star wunderkind, Trae Young's impactful community work. 22:34-Coach Pierce discusses Trae's commitment towards being a selfless influencer off the court. 24:51-On the great presence of recent retiree and future Hall of Famer Vince Carter on his young team. 26:34-On being selected as an assistant coach for the USA Men's Basketball Team. 28:40-On the collective appreciation the USA Olympic team (which could include LeBron James) will have when they play in Tokyo for the Summer Games after a year postponement. 30:42-His take on the possible NBA age limit going back down to 18 years old. 33:27-Does Coach Pierce see a lot of surprise results taking place in the NBA Playoffs within the neutrality of the 'bubble' in Orlando? 36:11-Reminisces on his time at Santa Clara University in the West Coast Conference, playing against fellow NBA head Coach David Fizdale and 2-time Academy Award winning actor, Mahershala Ali. 39:33-FAST BREAK segment of random questions for Coach Pierce. Follow Whe're They At on www.twitter.com/whe_retheyat, www.instagram.com/whe.retheyat and www.facebook.com/whe.retheyatpodcast/ ! Musical selections are from Nabaté Isles' album, 'Eclectic Excursions', available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon, Tidal, etc. Check out his website as well: www.nabateisles.com
Episode XXIV: NBA All-Star Antonio Davis
The 24th edition of Whe're They At features former National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star forward and Union President, Antonio Davis. Antonio starred at the University of Texas-El Paso under the tutelage of groundbreaking Hall of Fame coach, Don Haskins. He went on to play 3 years in Europe and then 13 years in the NBA. He was an All-Star in 2001 and proceeded to become President of the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA). After retiring, he became a well-respected analyst for ESPN. Now, he is back in his hometown of Oakland, California contributing heavily into the community as a member of the organization, Coaching Corps (www.coachingcorps.org). Also, he is getting involved in entrepreneurship within the Transportation and Logistics industry. Host Nabaté Isles had the honor to speak with Antonio on a cornucopia of topics including: 01:43-Whe're is Antonio Davis at? What's he up to? 04:09-On his community work in his hometown of Oakland, California. 11:16-His upbringing and the guidance received in Oakland. 14:47-On the local basketball influence of Coach Al 'Mr. Mean' Payton, (Gary's father). 17:33-Discusses other great basketball figures from Oakland. 20:10-What made him attend the University of Texas-El Paso? 23:09-On his UTEP teammate and fellow NBA All-Star, Tim Hardaway. 24:40-Why did Antonio decide to play in Europe before playing in the NBA? He mentions a current NBA head coach who was his coach in Italia. 28:22-Making his mark with the Indiana Pacers under the tutelage of Coach Larry Brown. 32:08-Reminisces on the rivalry in the mid-late 1990's vs. the New York Knicks. 37:13-Names some of the physically strongest players in the league during the 1990's. 39:48-Thoughts on 'The Last Dance' documentary and his Pacers' being part of the storyline. 41:48-On the disappointing 1999 Eastern Conference Finals loss to the Knicks. 45:27-What made Larry Bird an effective head coach? 46:40-His reflections on being traded by the Pacers and becoming an All-Star with the Toronto Raptors. 51:18-On how he passed along his knowledge to the young talent on the Raptors and Chicago Bulls. 54:42-Looks back when he went into the crowd during a game while playing on the Knicks. 59:20-Pros and Cons on being President of the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA). 1:02:23-Praises current NBPA President Chris Paul and Executive Director Michele Roberts. 1:03:42-Discusses on his recent experiences working with the NBPA. 1:09:42-On the current tension within the NBPA & the need for LeBron James to speak out, facilitating unity. 1:17:03-Comments on detailed protocols of the upcoming NBA 'bubble' in Orlando. 1:21:59-His take on the Knicks being the only NBA team not acknowledging the Black Lives Matter movement. 1:30:24-Does he see a surprise team unexpectedly winning the NBA championship under the unique circumstances of the 'bubble'? 1:33:52-Provides an update on his daughter (Kaela) and son (A.J.), both professional basketball players as well as his older daughters. 1:37:52-On Col
Episode XXIII: Tennis Hall of Famer Chris Evert
The 23rd edition of Whe're They At features one of the greatest players in tennis history, television analyst and humanitarian, Chris Evert. She was a trailblazer in helping to create the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) with Billie Jean King. In her illustrious career, she won 18 Grand Slam tournament singles titles, 157 WTA singles tournaments, 32 doubles tournaments and had a career singles winning percentage of 90% (the highest win% in tennis history). She competed in the most Grand Slam Finals of any player in tennis history (34). She also served as president of the WTA and continues to be heavily involved in the sport as a prolific analyst for ESPN and chair of the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Foundation Board of Directors. She also runs the Evert Tennis Academy (in Boca Raton, Florida) and does impeccable charity through her Chris Evert Charities (www.chrisevert.org/charities/) organization. Host Nabaté Isles had the honor to speak with plethora on a multitude of topics including: 01:54-On how her tennis academy is operating during the pandemic. 04:40-On how she is working to fully understand the plight of Blacks in America as well as looking to contribute to change. 11:10-Reflects on her background with a family heavily influenced by tennis, led by her father (Jimmy) who was a professional tennis player. 14:39-Describes a major key to her success. 16:13-On her 'champion mentality'. 18:05-Is she ultra-competitive off the court as well? 20:09-On her engagement with Jimmy Connors and how it was great for her not to be professional athlete during the social media era. 22:58-Chris praises the vigor of the current generation of youth in society. 25:30-On solutions for improvement with race relations. 28:17-The United States Tennis Association Foundation's initiative to help children in under served communities. 30:19-The reason for a lack of American males emerging in tennis. 34:54-On her historic rivalry with Martina Navratilova. 39:18-The 3 most memorable matches between Chris and Martina. 41:38-How she was able to broaden her outlook on life towards the end of her career and in retirement? 43:29-Reflects on Motherhood after retirement. 47:33-On current players looking to bring more personality and some taking it too far. 49:45-Chris has a different take on Serena Williams' incident with the chair umpire at the 2018 US Open Final. 51:59-Is it important for Serena Williams to pass Margaret Court for most career Grand Slam titles? 56:10-On the cancellation of Wimbledon and the rescheduling of Grand Slam tournaments in 2020. 56:57-Which young female player(s) can be Tennis' next All-Time Great? 59:25-SERVE AND VOLLEY segment of random questions for Chrissie. 1:06:57-On her pro celebrity tennis event in November as well as other charitable endeavors coming up. Follow Whe're They At on www.twitter.com/whe_retheyat, www.instagram.com/whe.retheyat and www.facebook.com/whe.retheyatpodcast/ ! Musical selections are from Nabaté Isles' album, 'Eclectic Excursions', available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon, Tidal, etc. Check out his website
Episode XXII: Sports trivia TV star Howard Schwab
The 22nd edition of Whe're They At features sports trivia television star, Howard 'Howie' Schwab. Howie was the star and guru of the ESPN hit sports trivia TV show, Stump The Schwab. His impeccable career at ESPN spanned 26 years as a lead researcher, coordinating producer for studio shows and live events as well as other significant roles. Also, he was a consultant and writer for Sony Television's Sports Jeopardy and an on-air personality for FOX Sports. Howie has started a new venture with the ClickStream Corporation as a host and consultant for a new sports trivia app called WinQuik. The WinQuik app will debut sometime this coming summer. Host Nabaté Isles had the honor to speak with Howie on a multitude of topics including: 03:39-On his new endeavor spearheading content for a new app called WinQuik, being created by the ClickStream Corp. 05:02-Howie asks Nabaté a couple of practice trivia questions. 07:29-On his trivia contest with athletic coaches and alumni from Florida Atlantic University. 10:33-The sports figures and moments that are most memorable for him. 18:01-On his rise in becoming an elite sports researcher and coordinating producer at ESPN. 23:35-How was Howie and his ESPN research department able to acquire intricate stats at a rapid rate for games BEFORE the internet? 27:08-On the masses of great historical sports information available today, but the younger generation don't seek it. 29:09-Nabaté shares a story about the late Major League Baseball All-Star and General Manager, Bob Watson. 30:05-On what the main assumption of Stump The Schwab was? 32:40-What was his favorite segment on Stump The Schwab? 33:48-Howie and Nabaté's memories competing on Stump The Schwab. 36:07-Howie breaks down an All-Time underrated player in team sports history. 38:02-Discuss about a new book that he collaborated with Dick Vitale and Dick Weiss about what would happen if the 2020 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament happened. 38:51-On his longtime friendship and work with Dick Vitale. 42:20-Will we see a 2020 MLB season since the players and owners have their differences? 46:36-Should the NBA follow the NHL's plan for resuming the season? 51:21-Names more underrated athletes through the history of sports. 1:04:31-Named some sports franchises' Mount Rushmores (4 top players for each). Follow Whe're They At on www.twitter.com/whe_retheyat, www.instagram.com/whe.retheyat and www.facebook.com/whe.retheyatpodcast/ ! Musical selections are from Nabaté Isles' album, 'Eclectic Excursions', available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon, Tidal, etc. Check out his website as well: www.nabateisles.com
Episode XXI: Hockey Hall of Famer Grant Fuhr
The 21st edition of Whe're They At features 7-time National Hockey League All-Star, 5-time Stanley Cup champion, Hockey Hall of Fame and member of the NHL's 100 Greatest Players of All-Time, Grant Fuhr. Grant is one of 13 Goaltenders in NHL history to win over 400 career games. He won five Stanley Cups with the dynastic Edmonton Oilers of the mid-late 1980's. He won the Vezina Trophy, recognizing the NHL's best goalie in 1987-88. Most importantly, he was a pioneer by becoming the first Black player to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame (2003). He co-wrote an autobiography called, Grant Fuhr: Portrait of a Champion and was featured in a documentary about his life called Making Coco: The Grant Fuhr Story. He was named to the NHL's 100 Greatest Players of All-Time list in 2017. Grant has been humanitarian with his involvement in countless charities. Host Nabaté Isles had the honor to speak with Grant on a variety of topics including: 01:57-Whe're is Grant Fuhr at now? 02:27-How he and his family are dealing with the pandemic? 03:22-On his upbringing as an adopted child. 05:27-Athletes past and present that have inspired him. 06:06-On how the great goaltender Terry Sawchuk was Grant's barometer throughout his career. 07:20-He didn't experience discrimination as he was a teenager playing hockey in Canada. 08:21-Did he feel pressure with the Edmonton Oilers as there were a few goaltenders in their system? 09:28-On his ups-and-downs during his first couple of seasons in the National Hockey League. 12:24-On his healthy competition with Andy Moog. 13:27-What made the 1984-85 Edmonton Oilers the widely recognized greatest team of All-Time? 15:00-Did he and a fellow Black sports pioneer based in Edmonton during the early-mid 1980's, Warren Moon communicate often? 16:06-Hockey always took his mind off tough times especially losing his father in 1986. 17:16-Grant's approach and preparation as an elite goalie. 19:58-How the American expansion and the in-flux of Europeans and Russians impacted the game starting in the 1980's? 20:51-The on and off the ice impact of his friends and former teammates, Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier. 23:49-On his historic 1987-88 season. 25:06-Is Goaltender the most pressure packed position in sports? 25:55-On his substance abuse and how seeking help led to his eventual suspension. 30:15-Moving from team to team after the Oilers traded him. 32:20-On playing for Coach Mike Keenan and training with Bob Kersee in St. Louis, resurrecting his career. 34:26-The disappointment of being injured, missing the 1997 Stanley Cup Playoffs. 35:16-Reuniting with Gretzky and finally being teammates with Al MacInnis in St. Louis. 36:14-Advice he shares with young athletes. 38:15-On his last season with the Calgary Flames, how bittersweet it was as he lost his Mother. 39:04-On mentoring Black players, Goalie Fred Brathwaite and future Hall of Famer Jarome Iginla in Calgary. 40:15-The significance of being the first Black player to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. 40:58-T
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Great Podcast and Music!!
Nabaté has started off this podcast with two episodes featuring legendary guests. The questions are thoughtful and gets the guests really excited to talk. The music is an excellent part of the podcast - Keep the episodes coming!!