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We are going to be joined by one Keith McPherson.
Have a little bit more of an expansive conversation around the n b A and some of those crossover opportunities for the athletes that we no in love so well as it looks and maybe take themselves from opportunities on the court toe opportunities behind the mic opportunity is on the big screen and everything in between.
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Uh, listen, MBA is known for some Ah, some crossover athletes.
I think most notably rate.
Now you say that Dame Lillard has maybe created a bit of a reputation for himself within the rap game.
But now There's a new guy on the scene.
Mr Mr Lonzo Ball is gonna have some beast dropping soon.
Um, what's your initial reaction to that? Because there's something around.
Is the bull family in general Catches me off guard when they say they're doing something.
I mean, BBB big baller brands.
I am not against Ah Lonzo.
Well, if we're referring to him as a rapper, he's just so z o ***o.
I'm not against them trying to brand themselves as everything, uh, athletes, wrappers, models, shoemakers, Um, thes guys will try anything.
They'll do anything.
And they have a great window of opportunity right now, especially with the younger one coming in.
And Alonzo, I will actually say I was listening to a little bit of Alonzo's music right before this because I in the past I have kind of just, like, shrugged it off like this kid can't wrap.
But I looked at a Spotify.
He has the numbers, He has millions of streams.
There's a couple songs that have hit form.
And recently I was on what's it called Sidelines sources.
And they had the video like That's the thing.
These guys have the money in the production that if they're in a quarantine pandemic situation, they can come out of that three months with an album with videos, and they're on their way with it.
I'm not gonna hate on it.
Usually I would hate on N B A players trying to be rappers, but like he's not bad.
And I guess these kids like it.
I don't want to sound like the old guy hating on him.
Go, go for it so well now.
Eso relatively compared I didn't get a chance to sample on any of his music better or worse than Aaron Gordon's Ah rather, he had put out a while ago poolside because that's that's inspection, that we're dealing with you when you hear athletes say I'm gonna tip my Tell Booth.
As soon as I heard that Aaron Gordon rap, I was like, Okay, he could never come to Brooklyn.
He could never be on the nets.
He should have released that track.
Hey, waited way too long.
You should have released that track in the moment.
I felt like he waited like that.
The dunk contest was in February, and he didn't release the track until like April May, and it's it's an afterthought, so it doesn't hit the same.
And it wasn't good.
I love you. Thanks.
Was you took You took time to develop this thing, and this is the months later.
This is what you came out with.
What's it? We won't we won't not consume badges.
There's some chance that he could end up in Brooklyn at some point.
Um, are there because, like, I always remember in my mind, like Shack was was always the hilarious one who, and he kept putting about them.
It has a lot of records in his collection.
Shack is another one.
You couldn't tell Shock to stop rapping, even with deep tone and his delivery like he still is wrapping.
And he had the movies and he had the video game, and he had everything when he was at the like peak of his career, branding lies and ah, he even turned his musical abilities into D J.
He's a deejay now, and they actually book him to deejay these clubs and beach clubs and nightclubs, and he goes and does different festivals, and I can't knock it, either.
It like it's just, you know, it's turning one thing into another.
Um, some of these guys figure it out, going back to Aaron Gordon.
No, that was so bad that it was just like you said.
You took time to make this.
You wrote this produce this made of video, and then you delivered it, like, three months, Lee.
And it was that bad.
That was, like, nineties poolside.
Like MTV Video, too.
I almost thought it was a gag.
Like, yeah, he was dead serious.
He should have made it, like, more tongue in cheek.
Like I'm locking eyes with the camera.
He's like, John, that this D Wade, and just like, it didn't flow, right? It didn't have enough of, ah, like, catchy beat.
I was like, Oh, this this is cringeworthy.
This is all cringe e for this guy.
He could never come to Brooklyn now, but yeah, shack.
Kobe had one epic video.
Ah, lose Kobe's video.
I forgot about Coco.
We had one epic moment in the video.
Um, I can't think of the name of it.
Banks was in it.
Um, I think it was just Kobe about like Kirby, like the acronym.
Let me see if I can find it and know that Pull it before when he's like he's like, Pull school side and he's rapping like hope.
That was probably the only moment, Ah, in his rap career and he but that is it on that.
Either way got tired Time You're getting one of the hottest models available to come be in this thing I just made in the moment.
I mean, and why wouldn't you be? I guess.
Why would she be so confident? Right? Like I'm Andy.
These athletes, by the way, I don't want to make us all about Aaron Gordon, but also, I feel like you're taking the wrong tackling.
Why would you go after Dwayne Wade? Let's just member for really extreme standpoint.
This guy's won championships.
You have me like he has a legacy in Miami.
In Florida, you're in the same state trying to maybe like battle for state supremacy.
It just Oh, man, I hope you Brooklyn.
When I saw it was one of it was one of those things where I think about a lot of people that put out like content or different things, and I wonder if they run it by anyone.
I wonder if they, like, have friends that are there to, like, Tell them Hey, this isn't it.
This isn't the right i d o not run this by anyone that Aaron Gordon not consult.
I know he's got a manager.
I know he's got PR people.
He definitely didn't consult the Orlando Magic.
They probably said we don't need this right now.
Like eyes enough going on in the world.
We don't need to go back to February and attack Dwayne Wade for not giving you a 10 out of 10.
But I understand that her and the wound was reopened because he lost to dunk contest that he felt like he should have one.
And the Onley rebuttal that he had because he said he's not gonna do it a dunk contest.
So he's like, I'm gonna drop a dis record.
I'm gonna make this a beef track.
And now people going to know that I can not really wrap I went rapping.
I didn't want a donkey.
I mean, now I'm gonna try not waiting it rapping.
I'm gonna go to try to double down on this.
Um, all right, let's try something here because there's a lot of crossovers I was curious about, Like you had some of the best athlete to Ah, movie or film, right? Any other avenue music? Whatever it may be.
What there's there's a bee.
I'm gonna throw a very easy one.
And the 2nd 1 that should be easy for you.
So this is a very is a tribute style.
Ah, kee's McPherson.
You got one guy who appeared in some iconic films, including Ah, Enter the Dragon was also wants a TV shows like Different Strokes as well as on the movie Airplane.
Also six time M V P.
Six time MBA champion, a two time finals and VP Ah, famous for making the the Skyhook shot a famous shot for the MBA.
Who were you talking about? Luau sender.
Lou Alcindor, a k a.
Kareem Abdul Jabbar.
And I like that.
I could get a little extra trivia with both names down there.
Iconic man, That guy, Uh, when they when they do make the movie on him, they should have already made the movie.
People do Forget some of those iconic moments that he's had in pop culture, and he's just he's been around for so long.
You don't realize that, like he, he's lasted through the like, different times in different decades and done a bunch of different things.
I remember a story hearing about him watching the old New York football giants when they played in like in New York, and he was saying That's why he wore 33.
I can't remember the name of the Giants player that Ward 33 when the while Cinder was young, but like that's how long he's been around and he's he's iconic.
He did all that stuff flawlessly, and he's still great with his like, social justice.
Stance is in the things that he comes out and speaks on and talks about now.
So, yeah, props to him.
He didn't make any mistakes.
He's got no pop culture movies, a rap crossovers that anyone could say, Ah, that wasn't it, you know, And you're right that you're like post post playing career and he just as a human being, he just strikes me as an incredibly.
If you hear talk on insightful, very, very, very thoughtful guy and just one of most interesting people you could probably want to learn more about.
If they're not doing a do***entary on his life already, they should be all right.
This should be easy one.
So this is that.
This is the get your, Ah, three time All Star four time gold.
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Think of Who else was on the Scott? Is it Scott? Ferocious? It could have been Scotty roast or anything.
I just was in the office today.
Watching burning play with Bruce Springsteen must be in Jersey Shore.
Guys, we know a lot about Bruce and I'm watching this and I'm like, Man, it was from 2000 and seven.
I'm like they're playing glory days by Bruce and Bernie.
I'm like Why? I've never seen it like it's crazy cause I always hear.
I mean, listen, the connections of the Yankees gives in that platform.
But whenever he always gets on these talk shows and then they play a sample of it, I don't know when it was somebody said, like problem, probably years ago.
Now, well, after he retired, it was like five or six years after the interview and he said, I feel like I'm a better musician now than I ever was a baseball player and that just I mean, there's something about just like an abundance of gifts.
I feel I feel like, you know, not only were you able to be Ah, hold of Famer and you know my eyes a za baseball plan that also accomplish that. So that's insane.
Um, any other, Any other guys you think about it like that.
The famous ones like Andre the Giant that that simple Anybody want a peanut line usually gets a lot of people from Princess Fried.
Uh, Cody Simpson, unfortunately, tarnished a bit of this film legacy, with some some other antics going, Um, but like Carl Weathers, Jim Brown core Weathers did a really good job, but I don't think like I didn't know who.
Carl when I saw Karl weather in Happy Gilmore as the Gulf Pro.
Oh, and not know Carl Weathers, then looking about what I'm 12 13 years old.
So maybe the ages allowed there, but a very accomplished athlete in his own right.
Start alongside, Ah, World Championship bodybuilder and Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Predator movie.
So you know, there's a lot of a lot of opportunity this crossovers going going the other way, though.
The quick hit list that I came up with over rappers who have very successfully become actors.
Man, uh, Ice Cube.
If I want to throw Snoop and I feel like I'm being a little generous on he's been in things, but I don't know if it's successful or not.
Ah, but Rizza has had a really unique film career for himself.
Ah, and then you got iced tea.
Who's just been long Order s V You through and through for the last decade? Plus, and then common man, he's been in those, uh, he was just using the John Wick using the John Wick.
Siri's like he's had a really he's very successfully trained in the film.
Yeah, that's what Kristen during the fact that it really needs is a Fast and the Furious Siri's.
But feel the violins.
It feels a lot like the Snoop Dog one.
Where I've been four more successfully.
Loot has done that.
Like when you see Snoop or something like that suit.
Oh, look, you're not like there's that guy.
Same thing I see a fast if you're pelota.
Hey, you know, just it isn't easy a tech the Tech guy in the fast and furious movies, I think, which were.
I don't remember him, but he definitely was like a smart guy.
And he's another guy.
He went from radio to wrap into acting, and, you know, he's got platinum albums.
He had a hit radio show, and now he's for everyone in the Fast and the Furious.
Siri's it's It's extremely hard to do to go from genre, a genre industry to interfere, whatever it is you know, like and be be good and ah, multiple things at the highest level.
Trying to think of who else I was thinking.
Overconfidence is obviously Dame dolla Damian Lillard.
When I saw him come out at the All Star Game this past year and performed with little Wayne.
I'm like, Wait, I didn't realize he had a song with Little Wayne.
And then I did look up some of his music and I'm like, Oh, man, he actually like he has like, ah, little dis Ah, graffiti Here He actually just dropped a song called The Blacklist.
Like speaking out for black lives.
Matter like Dan Damian Lillard is an MBA also are in an actual rapture from Oakland, Went to a small school, became an MBA superstar And he's respected by other rappers, which is crazy.
All of these guys, if they're basketball players, they wanna be rappers.
If they are rappers, they want to be basketball players.
We just saw an article of come through where said James Harden is riding around with a little baby and my, you know, butt a little baby just happen to be in Houston and someone else had a Lamborghini to race.
So they linked up and they all kind of just cross over and hang out together.
It's Ah, it's a very interesting world, I hope.
I've seen a little bit of it, but I hope to get deeper into one.
This could be listening. We've been doing a lot of streams together.
Maybe there's a budding There could be a budding rap career happening right here on on SportsCastr.
I'm looking that way and he owes.
I can't rap as much as I've got 24 just doesn't come to me.
And I don't think anyone is really looking for me to wrap.
But I've actually made some Yankee reps that have been viewed like thousands of views.
I just can't get back into it.
And it's It's such a It's the type of thing where, like either you hit it or you completely miss it.
Give your you either dame Lillard this thing for you, Aaron Gordon candidate and that and then that.
That is the spectrum that you can fall on.
And I think as a approaching mid thirties year old guy who has not been big and getting into the rap career lately, I should probably keep my keep myself safely away from that.
Let's this is gonna be the good one I want I want totally Oh, you know what a couple good ones like lt and any given Sunday.
I don't like it was gonna pay in that movie, but cool.
J L A is a good example.
Hey, was in any given Sunday.
He was in like, C s I r N C I s.
And he's been in a bunch of different films.
He hey, completely disappeared.
But he was one of the best rappers and then went into movies.
And now you just don't see him anymore.
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That on the list have Ah, this is an athlete with Jamie Foxx, right? Gene, when Spud, I mean still is a stud movie store.
And then when he did once he did, Ray did those great comfortable.
There's a phenomenal job portraying, portraying on iconic music figure in the movie and then go, That is also would you like a release of my own record as well, which is beautiful here? I think he has a Grammy and an Oscar.
I think he's got the Oscar for Ray and then a Grammy for ah, blame it on the goose.
Got you feel lose, blaming off the Trone Got in this like that time I don't have another song.
That's an all time classic.
He doesn't have to make another song, but now you've got guys like Ray Allen do when he got game.
Um, you don't one off appearances? Apparently, I haven't seen yet.
Uncut gems, but apparently Kevin Garnett supposed to be alone and you just remind it's on Netflix, I think, or somewhere to stream.
And I fell asleep on the beginning of it.
But yet Kevin Kevin Garnett playing himself From what I saw, he was doing a good job.
Played about stretch on the stretch here.
I'm gonna go for it.
I'm not try to my best impression of myself here, Um, now.
But then, like this Michael Jordan get credit for being a gym.
I mean, where does he get credits like that? You know, that's literally Jordan just being himself.
Uh, I guess because that's an iconic classic movie.
We'll give Gordon credit for being in space jam, but it wasn't too much of, ah, bank Got a thumbs up.
Once you say space jam to get a thumbs up on the street, you Yeah, I felt like all you're doing is like, take your McDonald's commercial and just extend that for, like, 90 minutes, and we're gonna get this film in the back.
The Kyrie Irving as Uncle Drew.
I mean, it's a skill set there you got.
LeBron has popped up in a couple of things.
He was that Amy Schumer movie already.
He's going to be bringing back the entourage.
I think LeBron made a cameo on Entourage like, Man.
It's just about being in these circles.
Keith, I don't know what we need to, you know, and a You list your your your your scratching, the your You're on the edge of the circles.
You know, it is not possible.
It's possibly in there.
Dude, I think we can get out of its quarantine.
I figure my way, something I remember.
We talked about it on the stream one time you could have talked it on.
It's a sick one party.
I don't think that's the right the right individual.
And you said like all your buddies were like, You want to just go over and talk to him because I'm at work years.
But Keith, break down those barriers.
Do the interval.
Everything start going over trying.
Come up with these guys like all right, I did say Kwan, I worked with when I worked a rock nation, and that's the thing.
It's like, yeah, In the last two years since I left ROC Nation, I went from being like behind the scenes digital marketing manager, like saying hello to people and then deciding like I could do some videos, podcasts, streams and then, like those worlds kind of colliding where it's like I'm saying, What's up to former co workers? But now I'm on camera like they are in their like, Are you on camera? Guy? Are you behind the scenes guy? I'm like, I think I'm both where I am.
Don't worry that you see me coming to shake my hand.
That's all its No. Come on, now.
You're an entrepreneur.
Put the title on.
Uh, let's Okay, we're gonna derail this thing in the closing moments.
I want to break this thing down to a totals to a zero sum game.
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Tea iced teas is another guy I I see is an animal that got by the way, if your iced tea right, big, huge, huge rap career.
Everybody knows it.
Guys in his sixties now.
So when you got an opportunity to lash onto a series that has run for 20 years, you go I'll take my give me six lines in episode I'm gonna nail him just coming those checks I want.
I also want to know when he decided to get rid of the ponytail because he rode that thing for a long time.
But I feel like, you know, I had a friend whose father had a ponytail for a number of years, and it was always something very disconcerting about that.
Eventually you got to decide.
That's got to go.
I don't know if it's Ah, I don't know.
I never actually gotten to the ponytail level.
But you Steve, I love your stock.
You Are you going? This is what we're building toward.
So we're building towards I don't know.
I just let my hair grow so much in the last against it takes its own shape.
It is what it is.
I can't cut it now.
Where is going to see where it goes? Were to ride this thing out.
You have in the same boat, all right, U C L A.
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What actor was once a college football quarterback in the seventies? Yeah, man, I know like Burt Reynolds like That's not the guy, but nobody.
Ah, I think Florida State and had a knee enjoyed.
He was a highly touted athlete.
Come out to do that's what.
And then yet and then his injury.
The injury derailed.
That, of course, and pivot is acting, Um, this is for older guy go NFL pretty GoPro.
Or did he just play in college and then stop? Two year stint? That was it.
And then he and then he moved into acting and has been even.
Now he's been on the same role for, I think, almost 20 years.
It's on CBS lot of a lot of your grandparent's.
My my grand parents would probably love this kind of show.
I think it's more for an older demographic that is one Mark Harmon of N C I S E O to do Keith.
I want to take this thing straight into the ground.
After all the high notes we hit, I wanted to run this thing right down to it are closed up on Mark Harmon.
I believe you play someone called Jethro.
That's his first nets, the actors studio tomorrow, waiting for the name I thought was going to be like, Oh, I knew that.
I don't know Mark Harmon is.
I don't know that yet that this is exactly how I wanted us to go.
Hit a lot of high notes.
Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Bernie Williams, Mark Harmon.
That's the way I just entering.
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He's right on the circle here.
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