The Weekly Dime – Ep. 58 – The Last Discussion of The Last Dance

We already miss the Last Dance and we’re sure you miss it as well so, in honour of this fantastic documentary-series, we revisit the last four episodes of the docuseries. Rod and Raf discuss Pippen’s season in charge, how Steve Kerr handled the whole getting punch in the face situation, Michael’s comeback, and whether the Bulls would have been able to go for title #7 had they stayed together.

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 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!)

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. 50 – 5 dollars of Dimes!

What a better way to start off the year than reaching a milestone? That’s right folks, our 50th episode of Dropping Dimes is now live! That’s right folks, we have accumulated 50 dimes/5 dollars worth of episodes. In this episode, the boys talk about David Stern’s legacy, Rod and Raf share their experience from their most recent trip to Portland to catch the Blazers vs Lakers. The boys also share their All-Star votes and they give their boldest predictions for 2020. Thank you all for your support throughout these 50 episodes, here’s to many more Dimes!

Ep. 48 – Holidays Special!

Ho Ho Ho, folks! In this very festive edition of the Weekly Dime the boys get together to discuss what presents would they give to some of the NBA teams. Maybe a new uniform for the Magic or the Mavs? Maybe a much-needed veteran to a contending team? Maybe some teams just deserved a lump of coal! You don’t want to miss out on what Santa Dimes has for these teams!

 

Ep. 47 – Tirando Centavos or Viva Luka!

A Slovenian basketball player representing a team from Dallas drops a triple-double in Mexico City. Now that’s a sentence that’s a sequence of words that no one ever dreamed of typing but this is 2019 and basketball is international folks! In this episode of The Weekly Dime, the whole gang gets together to talk about the Raptors and the Nuggets’ recent hiccups and whether we should be worried about them, the lack of recognition in the Bucks’ winning streak, the Lakers playing even better than expected. The trio also discusses the Mexico City games series and the recent news of Mexico City hosting a G-League team. You don’t want to miss out on this episode, folks!

Ep. 46 – The Weekly Dime

Good news, Dropping Dimes Devotees! We finally found a name for our weekly banter, The Weekly Dime!!! We will bring you the beloved debate and analysis show every week as we have been doing so far but this will allow us to bring you even more exciting content.
Having said all of that, on this week’s episode, we talk about James Harden’s phantom dunk, a quick recap of the Lakers-Blazers game from last Friday, the Knicks firing coach Fizdale, Zion’s projected debut, and we try to solve the mid-season tournament question.

Ep. 45 – NBA Fashionistas

If you tuned in for a basketball podcast, good, you will get that content as we chat about Carmelo Anthony, Luka Doncic, and the Lakers and Clippers. Now, if your real intentions were to get advice on the latest NBA fashion, you’re in the right place, friend. Rod and Raf, also known as NBA style-gurus, pick their favourite city edition jerseys. You don’t want to miss this conversation bout basketball haute couture.