Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson & Darius Miles

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Totally unguarded conversations about sports, culture and basketball nostalgia.

NBA veterans Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles are lifelong friends and bona fide truth-tellers. Listen as they invite special guests, high-profile athletes, musicians and entertainers to get brutally honest about everything from current events to untold stories from the golden era of sports and culture. Named for the on-court celebration they made wildly popular, this unfiltered, hilarious and surprising podcast is like playing NBA 2K with no fouls.

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Episode Date
Baron Davis
00:49:59

The one and only BD, Baron Davis, joins the guys for Episode 6 of Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles. The show beings with a conversation about L.A. hoops and how Baron is one of the gatekeepers for so many of the NBA players from L.A. today. He talks about why he felt obligated to play close to home at UCLA, and discusses the extra steps he took to be around up-and-coming players. He and the boys then review the basketball styles in different regions of the country, and why Baron was so determined to change the “soft” rep that L.A. players used to have. The three then talk about the Clippers, and how players around the league were jealous that Q and D were having so much fun even though their team was losing. Baron then talks about James Harden, and what a special talent he is. BD first met James during a pickup game back in L.A. He knew the kid was going to be special one day because Harden, who was still in high school, totally shut him down. Baron also ranks his top five point guards, and offers some surprising takes during a debate on the ’90s NBA vs. today’s league. The entertaining Baron Davis guarantees great smack and plenty of laughs.

Mar 26, 2019
Kemba Walker feat. Drew Gooden
00:45:06

Episode 5 of Knuckleheads, with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles is here and this time they bring on a killer point guard, Kemba Walker. Also, good friend of the show Drew Gooden pops in to make quite the entertaining surprise guest host. They begin by discussing NYC hoop and how that built Kemba into the player and person he is today. Kemba makes sure to roll out some of his best streetball stories, including the one about the time he won a tournament as the youngest player at Rucker Park. It’s March, and thus the squad turns its focus to college basketball, including Kemba’s championship run at UConn. He explains why he was able to play so well every time he entered the Garden. They move on to the GOAT and what it was like getting drafted by MJ, and how it’s been being around him on a daily basis. Kemba also reveals if he’s played him in one-on-one. Find out if city-born Kemba is now a country boy in Charlotte, as well as who his favorite player was growing up and how that admiration gave birth to his crazy crossover. Lastly, discover how Kemba treated his parents once he got paid and who his Top 5 Rappers of All Time are. Cardiac Kemba is here to lay it down.

Mar 19, 2019
Kyrie Irving & Jayson Tatum
01:16:48

In this episode of Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles, the guys are joined by Celtics’ stars Kyrie Irving and Jayson Tatum. You’ll be surprised to learn the identity of the first person to put a number on Kyrie when he was a rookie. Everybody then shares their best Coach K stories, and we also learn how Drake almost got Kyrie to wear Kentucky blue, and what it was like for Jayson to be the next prodigy in St. Louis. Kyrie then explains the origin of his absurd layup package, as well as what his dad used to have him do that made his handles second to none. He and Jayson also touch on the influence that Kobe has had on both their games. Jayson tells the story of being starstruck last year when Kobe reached out to him during the playoffs, and then explains what he learned from working out with him in the off-season. Kyrie says that Kobe was one of the few people he went to for advice when he was debating his decision to leave LeBron and the Cavaliers. Finally, laugh along as Kyrie and Jayson joke about the time they almost squared up, and everybody has a good time discussing Darius’s and Jayson’s love for St. Louis. Knuckleheads keeps on rolling.

Mar 12, 2019
J.R. Smith
01:07:44

Get ready for the “Henny God” as Episode 3 of Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles features the one and only J.R. Smith. They begin by talking about J.R. wanting to play both football and basketball in college and how that ultimately led to his going straight to the NBA out of high school. They move on to discuss the early parts of J.R.’s career, what CP3 was like as a rookie, and how cool it was to play with AI at such a young age. J.R. has been teammates with quite a few superstars — he gets into the challenge of finding his role amidst all the greatness and also gives the inside scoop on the best teammate he ever beat in one-on-one. The guys then move on to J.R.’s public image and how he went from Sixth Man of the Year to Henny God in one season. Following that, it’s championship talk, as J.R. explains how much it meant to win a championship and reveals the details of his shirtless celebration that went on for weeks following the Finals. Toward the end, J.R. delves into his current situation in Cleveland, explaining why the NBA needs more GMs who are confrontational. We took a special trip to NYC to record this episode and swish did not disappoint.

Mar 05, 2019
Allen Iverson, Kyle Lowry & Gary Payton
00:44:27

Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles comes to you live from NBA All-Star weekend where Quentin and Darius recorded the show in front of an audience at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte. The episode itself is full of Hall of Fame perspectives as Allen Iverson sits down with Kyle Lowry and get right into stories from their college days, specifically touching on the rivalry between Villanova and Georgetown. Kyle also explains his decision to play at a school near home, while Allen talks about the promise that Hoyas coach John Thompson’s made to his mother. Allen also discusses his idolization of MJ, and explains an unexpected perk of being a Hall of Famer. The second half of the panel discussion features Gary Payton, who keeps it 100% real — as usual. Gary discusses the origin of his legendary trash talking, divulges the name of the person who bestowed him with the nickname “the Glove,” and predicts that he will be the only point guard to ever be named the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year.

Feb 26, 2019
Jimmy Butler
01:07:32

Quentin and Darius serve up good vibes with none other than special guest Jimmy Butler. The 76ers’ shooting guard gets personal and goes in on everything from the first person in the NBA to “bust his ass,” to the fact that he didn't even know where Milwaukee was when he chose to attend Marquette for college. The eight-year vet gives a how-to lesson on playing defense successfully in today’s league and the three discuss Jimmy’s rookie season with the Bulls in 2011–12, and how being on a team with so many veterans taught him the importance of speaking your mind and being blunt. Jimmy also discusses his past — his struggles as a kid in Texas and his meteoric rise to NBA stardom from junior college, to coming off the bench at Marquette, to being a first-round draft pick. Q and Darius ask Jimmy about his first big spending spree, which came right after he won a gold medal at the 2016 Olympics. That story leads directly into to another lesser known tale about the time Jimmy went to Fashion Week in Paris with D-Wade and Melo and found out he was being traded from Chicago to Minnesota. Lastly, Jimmy divulges which NBA player he modeled his game after, where his nickname, “Jimmy Buckets,” comes from and why Justin Beiber's latest album is in his top 5. Your new favorite podcast has arrived. Knuckleheads is the place for the best hoops stories you’ve never heard, as well as for old-school opinions and endless laughs.

Feb 19, 2019
Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson & Darius Miles Season One Trailer
00:01:33

NBA veterans Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles are lifelong friends and bona fide truth-tellers. Listen as they invite special guests, high-profile athletes, musicians and entertainers to get brutally honest about everything from current events to untold stories from the golden era of sports and culture. Named for the on-court celebration they made wildly popular, this unfiltered, hilarious and surprising podcast is like playing NBA 2K with no fouls.

Feb 12, 2019