The ETCs with Kevin Durant

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Welcome to The ETCs Podcast, where Kevin Durant, Eddie Gonzalez, and special guests will have candid conversations about the best of sports, music, entertainment and culture. From what's currently going on in the NBA to the history of some of your favorite albums to actors and producers who have changed the way that film and TV are made, The ETCs brings you never-before-heard stories and perspectives about all of your favorite topics.

Episode Date
Kevin Durant Discusses State of The Nets
Kevin Durant and Eddie Gonzalez are back and this time they break down the state of the Brooklyn Nets after a long road trip, Kevin’s interview with Bleacher Report and what needs more context, Yuta Watanabe’s crazy season so far, who's on the rise across the league and much more. 
Nov 22, 2022
Kevin Durant Reviews “Her Loss,” Talks LeBron, Guarding Luka, and More
Kevin Durant and Eddie Gonzalez are back and this time they break down Drake & 21 Savage’s album “Her Loss” as well as what it’s like guarding Luka Doncic, KD’s thoughts on new Brooklyn Nets coach Jacque Vaughn, playing against LeBron, new music from SZA & Rihanna and more. 
Nov 11, 2022
Kevin Durant Unlocks Season 16
To kick off Season Three of The ETCs, Kevin Durant and Eddie Gonzalez sit down at the Nets’ practice facility in Brooklyn. The two discuss Kevin’s mindset as he enters the 16th season of his NBA career and what it’s been like being a veteran running with young talent. They talk about the biggest preseason stories, including the drama between Draymond Green and Jordan Poole, Russell Westbrook’s evolving position on the Lakers, and the return of Zion Williamson. The duo also looks forward to Durant’s impending professional milestone: joining the illustrious 30,000-point club and begin to consider how that achievement will position him among NBA legends. Additionally, the two dive into pop culture, discussing Lil Baby’s third studio album, “It’s Only Me.” Lastly, Kevin opens up about his greatest offseason acquisition, his new dog, Seven. 
Oct 18, 2022
Kevin Durant is Back
Kevin returns with plenty to talk about. The guys kick things off discussing the 2022 NBA Draft and top prospects like Jabari Smith Jr., Paolo Banchero, Chet Holmgren, Jaden Ivey and more. Then Kevin talks about the state of the Brooklyn Nets and Kyrie Irving's pending decisions on his potential free agency, his involvement with the Nets this offseason and more. Plus, Kevin gives his thoughts on the 2022 NBA Finals, the narrative that he's "jealous" of the Warriors and Steph Curry, Charles Barkley and riding the bus and being a bus driver, the release of the KD 15s, Drake's new album "Honestly, Nevermind" and much, much more. 
Jun 24, 2022
Kyrie Irving Is Back On The ETCs 
Kyrie Irving returns to the show to talk with Eddie Gonzalez about the 2021-22 season, including his New York City vaccine mandate saga, returning to the court and the Nets postseason loss to the Boston Celtics. The seven-time All-Star looks back at the injury that ended his 2021 postseason and how soon he could have returned had the Nets advanced, plus he goes back to his time with the Cavaliers and Celtics earlier in his career. Kyrie also discusses his life off the court, the pressures he faces as a superstar athlete and how that helped form the kinship he shares with Kevin Durant, if he should have made the NBA75, and his title as the "most skilled player ever." Finally he discusses his outlook on the future of the Nets, where the team goes from here and much, much more.
May 04, 2022
The ETCs x The Old Man and the Three
In a special edition of the show, KD and Eddie link up with JJ Redick and Tommy Alter, hosts of The Old Man and the Three podcast. They guys discuss JJ and KD's epic 2014 Western Conference Semifinals matchup between the Clippers and Thunder. From there they discuss their meticulous shooting routines, Kevin's rookie year and relocating from Seattle to Oklahoma City, as well as the championship mentality of the Golden State Warriors. Plus, they talk JJ and Kevin's forays into the media business, their favorite players to watch, Kevin's status as an honorary Duke Blue Devil and much, much more. 
Apr 06, 2022
KD Gets Double Teamed, Fined, Meme'd and Wins Player of the Week
KD is back on the court and the newly minted Eastern Conference Player of the Week checks in on the show to talk everything that's happened since his return. Kevin reveals exactly what he told Knicks guard Evan Fournier when he went viral for showing him just how small he was with his fingers. Kevin also discusses his stellar play since his comeback, dealing with nerves over his injury, the edge he's been playing with and the "dark place" it takes him. Then Kevin talks about the NCAA tournament, including his thoughts on NBA prospects like Chet Holmgrem, Jabari Smith, Jaden Ivey and more, along with NCAA referees and the drama surrounding them. Finally Kevin gives his thoughts on Benny the Butcher's new album "Tana Talk 4," the latest episode of "Snowfall," his thoughts on the Boardroom staff as hoopers and a hilarious place Kevin was caught watching his own highlights. 
Mar 23, 2022
KD Returns On and Off the Court
After a brief hiatus, KD is back to discuss his return to the court, the state of the Brooklyn Nets and integrating new teammates Ben Simmons, Seth Curry and Andre Drummond. Plus, Kevin talks about Michael Jordan's reverence at NBA All-Star Weekend, LeBron James eventually reaching that status amongst his peers, Ja Morant's emergence as a superstar and being thrown into the fire as a rookie asked to carry a franchise. From there KD and Eddie transition to convos about Kanye West and the Netflix documentary "Jeen Yuhs," Kodak Black's new album "Back For Everything," the Fresh Prince reboot "Bel Air" and much, much more. 
Mar 09, 2022
TJ Adeshola
This week on The ETCs, Eddie Gonzalez talks to the head of Twitter Sports TJ Adeshola. The two discuss the future of social media, and Twitter's unique place in the landscape as the platform of ideas and users articulating their thoughts rather than projecting images. TJ and Eddie also talk about their journeys from ESPN to their current platforms, as well as the future of digital content and their emphasis on diversity and inclusion. Finally, TJ discusses his busy weekends at the Super Bowl and the NBA's All Star Weekend, the Tweet Suites at both events, networking as a self-proclaimed introvert and much, much more. 
Feb 23, 2022
KD on the All-Star Game, the Super Bowl, Catilin Clark and the Metaverse
This week Kevin checks in to discuss being named Eastern Conference All-Star captain but having to miss his third All-Star Game in a row. Plus he talks about his Caitlin Clark fandom and her latest explosion for Iowa, following her career since high school and watching women's hoops continue to grow to new heights. Later Kevin discusses J. Cole and Benny The Butcher sparring on Benny's latest song "Johnny P's Caddy," the imminent return of Kendrick Lamar and Drake's cryptic Instagram captions that surely mean he's working on new music. Finally KD and Eddie make their Super Bowl picks, stan for Judomaster from the HBO Max series Peacemaker, their love-hate relationship with Twitter, NFTs and NBA Top Shot and KD's own special version of the Metaverse. 
Feb 09, 2022
KD Checks In
Kevin and Eddie talk about KD's injury status and working his way back onto the court, as well as the Nets progress this season and their continuity going into the All-Star break and beyond. After that update, they discuss the incredible Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs, Kevin's favorite QB Aaaron Rodgers and the teams they want to see in the Super Bowl this year. Kevin also discusses this year's NBA All-Star Game, some thoughts on his roster construction as team captain, All-Star Saturday and Kevin never participating in the Dunk Contest. Plus, they talk about what Kevin's been binge watching at home, albums from The Weeknd and Gunna, the albums they want to hear this year and so much more.
Jan 26, 2022
Introducing Fly on the Wall with Dana Carvey and David Spade
Be a “Fly on the Wall” as Saturday Night Live alumni Dana Carvey and David Spade take you behind the scenes to reminisce about the most memorable stories and moments with friends of the show. In each episode, you’ll hear from your favorite cast members, hosts, writers, and musical guests as they share never-before told stories about their careers; including how they made their way to the show and how being a part SNL’s cultural history has impacted their lives beyond the show. Fly on the Wall with Dana Carvey and David Spade is a presentation of Cadence13.  
Jan 19, 2022
Isiah Thomas
This week, KD and Eddie talk to NBA legend Isiah Thomas. The two-time NBA champion discusses everything from his Hall of Fame career, to his time as an executive and head coach in the league. Plus, Isiah talks his upbringing on the westside of Chicago, how the vaunted Chicago style of basketball helped his game, and how he foresaw the evolution of basketball into the game we all see and love now. Finally, Isiah talked about his reverence for today's players, including KD, and his fit in a modern league and much, much more. 
Jan 12, 2022
KD From Covid Protocol
Kevin and Eddie check in live from Covid protocol and discuss the recent outbreak throughout the league. Then they talk Kyrie Irving's much anticipated return to the Brooklyn Nets, Steph Curry breaking the NBA's career 3-PT record and getting MVP chants in arenas league wide. Plus they talk Spider-Man No Way Home, new music from Roddy Ricch and Rick Ross and the Kanye West and Drake Larry Hoover benefit concert. Finally Kevin looks forward to the second half of the Nets season and dives into his love of "the grind" of an NBA season and much more. 
Dec 29, 2021
Roddy Ricch
On this episode KD and Eddie talk to Grammy Award-winning, multi platinum superstar Roddy Ricch. The 23-year-old rapper discusses his new album, Live Life Fast, the two year hiatus between albums, and his need to live enough life to have content for the new album. Plus, KD and Roddy talk about the lifestyle changes they dealt with in catapulting to superstardom, learning to carry themselves differently once they got there. Roddy also discusses the impact fellow rap stars like Kanye West, Jay Z and others had on him, along with his late mentor Nipsey Hussle, and much, much more. 
Dec 15, 2021
Charles Barkley
This week, KD and Eddie are joined by 11-time NBA All-Star and four-time Sports Emmy Award winner Charles Barkley. Chuck talks to the guys about his start in the league, Moses Malone telling him he was too fat, his disdain for analytics in basketball. Then he discusses his relationship with social media, the way it would have affected him in his playing career and his infamous "I am not a role model" Nike campaign. Finally Kevin and Charles discuss making the NBA75 list, what it means to them and much, much more. 
Nov 10, 2021
Issa Rae
To kick off season two of The Etcs Kevin and Eddie sit down with award-winning writer, director, producer, actress, and New York Times best-seller Issa Rae. Issa talks the fifth and final season of her hailed HBO series Insecure. Then, they discuss their love for Drake, and why Issa has yet to forgive Meek Mill for their beef, along with a deep dive into social media and privacy for Kevin and Issa in the face of superstardom. And finally, they find out what's next for Issa and her media conglomerate in the new post-Insecure world as she moves on to the next phase of her career and life. 
Oct 27, 2021
J. Cole
On this episode, KD and Eddie speak to Grammy award-winning, multi-platinum rapper, producer, singer, songwriter and rookie professional basketball player J. Cole. They discuss Cole's new album 'The Off Season,' returning to his rapping roots in punchlines and being relatable. Plus Cole and KD talk about the competition/friendships they have with the likes of Drake, Kendrick Lamar and LeBron James. And of course they talk about Cole's dive into professional basketball as a member of the Rwanda Patriots in the BAL in Africa, his journey back onto the court, the work it took to get there and his goals for his professional career and much, much more.  Finally, Eddie and KD reflect on this season of the podcast and look forward to what's next from Boardroom, Etcs and their vision for everything going forward. 
May 15, 2021
KD on the road
This week, Eddie calls up KD while he's on the road and catches up with GQ's newly minted Twitter GOAT. The ETCs duo discuss their love for Twitter and social media in general, the constantly evolving dialogue around basketball, the legendary open runs NBA players have in the offseason, and Eddie's daughter realizing uncle Kevin is famous. Plus, they finally talk about how they met and became friends all off a little Twitter trash talk and much, much more. 
May 06, 2021
Draymond Green
This week Kevin and Eddie talk to the former NBA Defensive Player of the Year, three-time NBA Champion, three-time All-Star, and self proclaimed greatest defender of all-time Draymond Green. Kevin and Dray talk about the competitiveness of the new era of NBA players, Draymond's future in TV, what made their Warriors teams so special in their championship runs. Plus, they reveal what they were talking about in THAT conversation that became an iconic gif/meme, and of course they discuss the mysterious texts or calls they exchanged after the Warriors lost Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals, the infamous "blow-up" during the Clippers game in 2018, why it blew up and how they remained friends afterwards anyway. Plus much, much more. 
Apr 08, 2021
Jerry Lorenzo
This week, KD and Eddie talk to iconic designer, founder of Fear of God, and newly minted head of Adidas basketball Jerry Lorenzo. Jerry discusses the origins of Fear of God, "style" vs. fashion, his inspirations for the brand, how sports is always at the roots of anything he does, his new partnership with Adidas and the idea of having signature athletes signed to Fear of God athletics. Then, they guys as Jerry if imitation really is a form of flattery, Jerry and KD reminisce on KD's legendary dagger in the 2017 NBA Finals, they talk about the NBA's new runway culture, and having "natural" style vs. trying too hard. Finally, Jerry shares a look into the close relationship he had with Nipsey Hussle and much, much more. 
Mar 25, 2021
Rick Famuyiwa
This week KD and Eddie are joined by famed writer, director and producer Rick Famuyiwa, known for his work on movies and TV series like The Wood, Brown Sugar, Dope, The Chi and The Mandalorian. Rick, KD and Eddie talk about Rick's journey from a highschool hoops star, to a walk on at USC and all the way through Hollywood as a filmmaker. They also discuss Rick's forthcoming Magic Johnson documentary, the difference in play styles between basketball in the 80s and basketball now, the idea of the lack of animosity in today's game, the role someone like Stacy from The Wood plays in real life neighborhoods. Plus, Kevin tries to get Rick to jump ship from his beloved Lakers to the Brooklyn Nets bandwagon and much, much more. 
Mar 11, 2021
Shams Charania
This week KD and Eddie are joined by legendary NBA reporter Shams Charania from The Athletic and Stadium. The guys talk with Shams about what he’s doing away from basketball, including the shows he’s bingeing, the music he’s listening to and how often he gets to go hoop. Plus, Shams breaks a little news, and KD discusses trash talking on the court and how Kevin Garnett’s trash talking legacy left its imprint on the league for years to come.
Feb 25, 2021
Catching Up With KD
Back from hiatus, KD and Eddie are joined by the newest member of the Boardroom family, Pierce Simpson, and Fox Sports’ Kameron Hay. They talk the Super Bowl, The Weeknd’s halftime show, and Kevin’s favorite player Calvin Johnson making the hall of fame. Then they pivot to music and discuss Lil Durk’s rise to superstardom, the artists they’re looking out for in 2021, and of course the NBA’s COVID protocols and Shams Charania’s very, very in depth reporting and much, much more. 
Feb 11, 2021
BONUS EPISODE: Live Event, THE ETCs with Kevin Durant presented by Verizon Up
On this special episode of The ETCs, KD and Eddie spoke to Quavo, 1/3 of Migos. Quavo discussed Migos forthcoming album Culture III, along with their origins, his transition from sports to music, his flair for fashion and his admiration for KD's subtle "drip," and much more.  Plus, KD and Eddie had a quick convo about KD's preseason performance, the Nets title prospects, the intersection of music and sports that KD finds himself in so often, his future as a "stretch 5" on the court, getting dunked on and more in a bonus outro.
Dec 22, 2020
Episode 7: LaVar Ball
On this episode, KD and Eddie talk to Mr. Big Baller Brand himself, the one and only, LaVar Ball. LaVar discusses his three sons making it to the NBA and their winding paths to get there. Plus, he talks about Lonzo, LiAngelo and LaMelo's first games together, his wife Tina's integral role in their family and the boy's journeys to the NBA, the future of the Big Baller Brand, his plan to get all the boys on the same NBA team in the future and so much more. Plus, KD gives his take on Lonzo's fit on the Pelicans, LaMelo's trips overseas on the way to the NBA and how that compares to his own one-and-done path to the league. 
Dec 17, 2020
Episode 6: Kareem "Biggs" Burke
This week Kevin and Eddie talk to legendary businessman and Roc-a-Fella Records co-founder Kareem "Biggs" Burke. Biggs leaves no stone unturned as he discusses his origins as a party promoter alongside his brother and Dame Dash in the Best Out crew, as well as the formation of The Roc and the growth of the company and their 360 approach to the music business. He also talks about working with Kanye West then and now, not being sold on Jay-Z initially, his renewed love for the music business after hearing SAINt JHN, and much, much more.  
Dec 03, 2020
Episode 5: Kamaru "The Nigerian Nightmare" Usman
This week KD and Eddie talk to the undisputed UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman. Kamaru discusses his origins in wrestling – including losing to a girl for a month while he learned the sport -– and his transition to MMA. Kevin and Kamaru reveal their mindset when facing a loudmouth opponent in a true grudge match, and their motivation even after reaching the highest heights of their sports. Plus Kamaru discusses the #EndSARS movement in his native Nigeria, his future opponents and so much more. 
Nov 19, 2020
Episode 4: Derek "MixedByAli" Ali
On this episode, KD and Eddie talk to famed engineer extraordinaire Derek "MixedByAli" Ali. They discuss his origins as an engineer, early sessions with Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q and the rest of TDE, his reluctance to work with other artists, crafting sounds for artists like SZA, Summer Walker and others, his personal and work relationships with late greats Nipsey Hussle and Mac Miller, Top Dawg's reaction to mixing one To Pimp A Butterfly drum loop for an entire week, his Engine Ears platform and so much more.    Oh, and he does the impossible and chooses between Kendrick's iconic albums good kid, m.A.A.d city and To Pimp a Butterfly. Kind of.
Nov 12, 2020
Episode 3: SLAM Magazine
KD and Eddie talk with legendary SLAM Magazine writers and editors Robert "Scoop" Jackson and Russ Bengston. The group discusses the legacy and lasting impact of SLAM, Allen Iverson's importance to the magazine's rise, the iconic 1996 NBA Draft class cover, Scoop's influence on media, Kevin's earliest SLAM coverage and much, much more. 
Oct 29, 2020
Episode 2: Noah "40" Shebib
For episode 2, KD and Eddie talk to the mythical man behind the trademark sounds from OVO and Drake that have helped shape the last decade-plus of popular music.   The engineer, producer and songwriter extraordinaire talks all things Drake, OVO, producing, engineering, acting as a child, his sisters influencing his sound, the art of sampling, dealing with Multiple Sclerosis, his origins in music, his favorite Drake song, and much, much more. And yes, they even talk Drake's forthcoming album Certified Lover Boy.  
Oct 15, 2020
Episode 1: Kyrie Irving (Part 2)
KD and Eddie continue their convo with Kyrie, picking up right where they left off. They discuss Kevin and Kyrie’s time together in Brazil for the 2016 Summer Olympics (their “rough” patch), facing each other in the 2017 NBA Finals, Kyrie being labeled “the disruptor” and his decision not to respond. Plus, they talk Brooklyn Nets new head coach Steve Nash, who takes the last shot for the Nets and Kyrie’s retirement plans.
Oct 01, 2020
Episode 1: Kyrie Irving (Part 1)
For the premiere episode of The ETCs with Kevin Durant, KD and Eddie talk to the one and only Kyrie Irving for a convo that ran so deep it had to split into two parts. In Part 1, Kyrie dishes on his upbringing, the New York vs. New Jersey hoop battles from his high school days, Kobe Bryant's influence on both his game and his life, his friendship and partnership with KD, Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals and THAT spin move he mixed Steph with as a member of the Celtics. All that and much, much more.
Sep 29, 2020
Introducing The ETCs with Kevin Durant
Welcome to The ETCs Podcast with Kevin Durant, where KD, co-host Eddie Gonzalez, and special guests will have candid conversations about the best of sports, music, entertainment and culture.
Sep 16, 2020