The Two Cents Show – Ep. 04 with Duane Watson

We had the absolute pleasure of chatting with producer, director, writer, podcaster, analyst, storyteller, and dare we say pioneer of media basketball in Canada. The one and only Duane Watson!!! Over the course of our conversation, we had a chance to get to know Duane a lot more through basketball of course, for instance, we talked about his favourite team growing up, which player he most identifies with, his most prized basketball possession and more.

We then took Duane on a trip down memory lane to revisit his basketball journey, how he got to write for Hoop and SLAM, his first interviews with Canadian NBA players, his work with Raptors. Heck, we even talked about Duane being a road manager for a hip-hop band on a tour!

On the third section of the show we talked about Duane’s most recent projects, including Crown League and ‘Nique (which btw, you should subscribe right now). We then finished off our chat with a not-so-fast lightning round where we got Duane to pick between some touch choices.

We say this time and time again but really, trust us, this is an episode that you don’t want to miss!

The Weekly Dime – Ep. 56 – The ISO edition with Blake Poritz

On this week’s edition of The Weekly Dime we are joined by commissioner and coach of RBL Basketball, Blake Poritz! On the first half of the show we talked about the growth of youth basketball in Vancouver, the effects of COVID-19 on basketball players and what kind of activities we can all do to keep active, and practice dribbling, shooting, etc.
On the second half of the show, we talked about the 2020 class of the Hall of Fame that includes Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, Tamika Catchings and a few legendary coaches. We then discussed which player (from any era) would we pick for a HORSE tournament, who we think is best ISO player ever, and which NBA players (active and retired) would we like to spend quarantine with.

The Two Cents Show – Ep. 03 with Dr. Rodrigo Vargas Hernandez

%FGM, Off REB., +/-, STL%, you’ve probably seen or at least heard about stats and the stats movement in the NBA and this week’s guest Dr. Rodrigo Vargas Hernandez joins us to shed a bit more light into science in basketball as well as data analytics and machine learning in the NBA. In the first section of the show, we get to know Dr. Vargas and his love for basketball and the Chicago Bulls. We then jumped right into science, how is basketball affected in every moment by science and how do advanced analytics and machine learning are being currently used by almost all NBA teams. We also discuss a scientific paper on basketball written by Andrew Miller, Luke Bornn, Ryan Adams, and Kirk Goldsberry. Last but certainly not least, we tried to predict the future of basketball (using science, of course!)

The Two Cents Show – Ep. 02 with J.E. Skeets from No Dunks!

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, Clipper bros and Beantown boys, you’re in for a treat this week. On the second episode of the Dropping Dimes’ Two Cents Show, we had the chance to talk with one and only, J.E. Skeets from the No Dunks podcast on The Athletic!
On the first section of the show, we got to know Skeets a bit more from a basketball perspective, his favourite shoes, his first jersey, etc. We then talked about Canada Basketball and the chances of Team Canada making it to the Olympics and the current class of Canadians in the NBA. We also asked Skeets some questions about his Toronto Raptors and played a little game called “Why can’t we be friends”.
Close to the end of the show, we followed up with Skeets on the No Dunks Squad episode and asked him if he had the chance to have a new NBA franchise in Vancouver what would he name the team, what the uniform might look like, what concession stand item would be sold in the arena and who would be the celebrity ambassador.
Trust us, you definitely do not want to miss out on this episode!

The Weekly Dime – Ep. 55 – COVID19 & The Sixth Man

All of our lives have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and as we all go through these uncharted times, we will try to entertain you by providing basketball content in your lives. On the first virtual episode of the Weekly Dime, Rod, Raf, and Evans discuss the impact the virus took on the NBA and potential scenarios for when the NBA might be able to resume. The guys also discuss the movie, The Sixth Man, with Marlon Wayans and Kadeem Hardison. The boys chose their MVP of the movie, why the Serbian centre in the movie might have been ahead of his time and more! Stay healthy and look out for each other, Dropping Dimes fam!

The Two Cents Show – Ep. 01 with Byron Abalos from the 6th Man Collective

On the very first episode of The Two Cents Show we had a chance to interview Byron Abalos from the 6th Man Collective and Monday Nights. Byron shared with us how the 6th Man Collective came together and how they took a simple concept, playing a weekly pick-up game of basketball with your friends, to the stage. Byron also shared with us a bit of behind the scenes on how Monday Nights came to be where it is now and how they keep working on making it an inclusive basketball show for all audiences where they not only get to shoot a couple of hoops but they see themselves reflected in the actors and learn how basketball is a reflection of who we really are.

Ep 54 – What the Knicks?

Rod and Evans welcome Raf back from his international adventure. The guys discuss the surprising news of Kenny Atkinson abruptly leaving the Nets, what might be behind that decision and is this Kyrie’s doing? The boys also chat about the Bucks, Raptors, and Lakers punching their ticket into the playoffs, Joakim Noah and Dion Waiters moving to Los Angeles, and just what in the world are the Knicks doing?!?! The boys also give a big shoutout to the important women in their lives.

Ep. 53 – Montreal Mounties and Seattle Athletics

On this episode of the Weekly Dime, Rod and Evans are joined by recording artist, Challenga! The guys discuss the feud between Giannis and James Harden,, should the Sixers be concerned about the injuries to their all-star players, and Tatum and Beal’s hot streak. In the last part of the show, the guys try to honour the No Dunks crew by doing their own version of the No Dunks SQUAD! Rod, Evans, and Challenga come up with the following categories for their “new” NBA franchises: city, , branding, front office, concession stand item, and celebrity ambassador. You don’t want to miss what the guys came up with!

Ep. 52 – Hot Takes!

If you ever wanted to hear some real hot takes from the crew this is the episode you’ve been waiting for. Rod and Evans discuss whether the Bucks are really for real or if they’ll have an early exit from the playoffs (again). Rod goes on a bit of rant and tries to make an argument for why the Clippers are playing the victim this season but also for why they should move out of LA! Last but not least, Rod and Evans predict the teams that will make the playoffs in a few weeks and where they will be placed on the standings.