On this edition of The Two Cents Show, we had the pleasure of chatting with LA-based artist and illustrator (drumroll, please) he’s heating up, he’s on fire, he’s Joe Shakalaka!!! We had a chance to ask Joe about his love for the game and how he ended up becoming a loyal Lakers fan. Joe also took us through his process and shared with us how he comes up with the incredible mash-ups he has created with video-game characters and NBA players, not to mention his super dope #90AirMax90 series and other illustrations he’s worked on. Rod wrapped up his convo with Joe with a special Lakers edition of the lightning round! Don’t forget to follow Joe and check out the amazing work he does!
If you ever thought Rod talked about the Lakers too much during previous episodes well, get ready because on this episode he makes sure that Raf and the world know that the LA Lakers are, once again, the NBA Champions. On this episode, Rod and Raf review the NBA Finals, the uphill battle the Heat had in front of them, LeBron’s amazing performance, AD’s versatility, Markieff’s blown pass, Danny Green getting death threats, and more. The duo also chat about Skip Bayless’ tweets on Lebron, will AD re-sign with the Lakers, and the boys give their waaaaaay too early predictions for next season. This was a long and strange NBA season so we want to take the chance to thank you all for your support. We’ll keep on working on more basketball content for all of you to enjoy!
The NBA finals are here! Rod and Raf take a look at the journey that has brought the Lakers and the Heat to face each other for the very first time in the finals. Can King James and AD get the Lakers their much-anticipated banner #17 or will the Heat prove to be the ultimate giant slayers of the bubble?
This episode is FIRE! The triple threat of basketball podcasts is back together and they discuss it all. From social media burns suffered by the Clippers after their historic loss against the Denver Nuggets in game 7 of the second round of the playoffs to hot takes about the Lakers – Nuggets series, why is Miami staying hot after beating Boston 2-0 and we also discuss the All-NBA Teams.
And it wouldn’t be a playoffs episode if we didn’t do our last 2 minute commentary on the game between the Celtics and the Heat, all of that while Raf tries to come up with a catchphrase.
Yes, not only do we give our thoughts about the second round of the playoffs but we also give you a taste of our in-game broadcasting skills (spoiler alert, they need a lot of work). While the boys discuss the best of the playoffs so far, they also gave a live rendition of what ended up being an incredibly exciting game between the Raptors and the Celtics. In case that’s not enough, you might want to stick around to hear Raf opening up about what gets to him when he’s away from home when he’s on a business trip.
We spoke to Craig about the best and worst NBA jerseys, logos (never create and NBA logo on Canva, kids!), his favourite sneakers, his work as a designer, his process, and where he draws inspiration from.
Of course, we also talked about That Nique Life (which you should be following already AND you should be subscribed to their newsletter), how the crew at That Nique Life curates all that amazing content and where they hunt for the latest basketball content we had a sneaker edition of the lightning round.
This episode is, in the words of Craig, for the culture! So, trust us, you don’t want to miss it!
When we last spoke to our guest, the Fraser Valley Bandits of the CEBL had just finished their inaugural season, we were enjoying the last few days of the summer, and we were not in the midst of a pandemic that turned the world upside down. Fast forward to today and after an exciting, gruelling, and incredibly successful Summer Series, we are joined once again by the Vice President of the Fraser Valley Bandits, Dylan Kular!
If one thing has been clear throughout this time is that Rafael is very critical of Carmelo Anthony BUT the day when our very own Raf might get a Carmelo Anthony jersey is nigh! On today’s episode, Rod and Raf discuss the exciting race to the 8th in the West, the undefeated Suns, the disappointing Grizzlies, and of course, Damian Lillard’s great performance. The boys also discuss if the Bucks, Lakers, and Clippers fans should be concerned since their teams are not dominating in the bubble and last but certainly not least, Rod and Raf share their picks for this season’s NBA Awards.
Prepare for bubble and make it double!
To protect the sports world from boredom!
To unite all Lebron fans and haters!
To denounce the evils of the Kings and Wiz!
To extend our reach to #NBATwitter!
Team Dropping Dimes dropping an episode at the speed of light!
Check it out now, or prepare to fight!
The NBA Bubble has started and with that, we’re back to discuss the top teams on each conference as well as the race for the 8th spot on the West. As expected, Rod loses it a little when discussing the Lakers and Raf also kind of loses it when discussing the Blazers, check out what the boys have to say about the return of the NBA!
The NBA is back, the CEBL is back and the boys are back! Rod and Raf discuss the NBA’s bubble, what the rest of the season will look like, the play-in tournament for the 8th seed, and how the hiatus in play might have affected the players. The guys also take some time to review Vince Carter’s career and legacy, do you think Vince’s #15 should be the first jersey the Raptors retire? Finally, the boys take a look at the CEBL’s Summer Series and talk about their support to the Fraser Valley Bandits.
*Correction: the CEBL Summer Series will tip off July 25th. Training camp is scheduled for July 15th