No Raf, no Evs, no problem! On episode 70th of the Dropping Dimes podcast Rod got a very special guest to join him on the pod, his girlfriend Ana! Ana is an environmental scientist, Raptors fan, and she shares an apartment with Rod’s jerseys errrrrr with Rod. Ana and Rod discuss the latest trades that saw Serge Ibaka going to the Clippers and Marc Gasol to the Lakers, Ana shared what it felt to see Serge leaving the Raptors and joining Kawhi and they both share their unfounded dislike for the Clippers (these two are meant for each other). Ana also tells us how Rod behaves when watching the Lakers, the challenges in decorating their apartment and what it is to live with someone that own more jerseys and sneakers than they really need. Basketball talk + relationship talk = A must listen episode!
Rod and Raf were in a comedic mood as they went through some of the trades that have happened so far in the NBA. The boys discuss whether Deandre Ayton will be the most yelled at player in the NBA now that Chris Paul is a member of the Valley Boys; did the Bucks pay too much to get Jrue Holiday (and BoBo) or will this squad will give Giannis and the Bucks their best chance at the title? As usual, Rod talks about his Lakers and their trade for Dennis Schroeder, the Lakers short pursuit of Demar DeRozan, and of course, the latest telenovela of the NBA, the House ton Rockets. All of this, plus some really bad jokes featuring Trevor ARITZIA on today’s episode of Dropping Dimes. Check it out!
On this episode, Rod and Raf discuss the dates for the 2020-2021 season and make plans for watching basketball all day on Christmas Day. The guys then take a trip back in time to discuss the life and legacy of Dr. James Naismith, creator of basketball, the 30 for 30 “There’s no place like home” and the boys go over the original 13 rules of the sport and whether they still apply today.
The Weekly Dime – Episode 67 – BOOsketball
Rod and Raf celebrate Halloween by choosing an NBA player with whom they would go trick or treating, you will want to hear why Joel Embiid would be the perfect companion to get the most treats in your neighbourhood and the boys also do they annual Halloween draft where they try to assemble the scariest NBA team ever. Will this year’s teams be scary good or scary bad? Find out on our newest episode and tell us which players would you draft for your all-time scary squad!
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!