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Javon Kinlaw’s Journey From Homeless To A Top NFL Draft Prospect

April 2nd, 2020

Javon Kinlaw, a defensive tackle projected to go in the first 20 picks of the NFL draft later this month, is a long way from spending part of his childhood homeless and seeing death, needles, gun shots and addicts.

Here's a collection of interviews with a player that NFL fans will be cheering for on Draft Night and through his NFL career.

A Conversation With Former Texas Tech Safety Vaughnte Dorsey

April 1st, 2020

Here's a chat RC Maxfield and Tobias Bass had with Vaughnte Dorsey, a former star safety at Texas Tech, and discussed Kliff Kingsbury, Texas Tech defense, and the best players he ever played against.

“G League Grind” | Episode 4: My Identity

March 31st, 2020

Here's a conversation with Rodney Pryor about his identity.

Emotional Speech From Allen Iverson

March 30th, 2020

Here's an emotional Allen Iverson giving a locker room speech to high school athletes following his Iverson Roundball Classic Tournament.

Scott Boras Has A Plan To Save This Baseball Season

March 29th, 2020

Baseball super agent Scott Boras has a clever idea on how to save this baseball season and a week long event that would rival the Super Bowl.

A Conversation With NBA Trainer Reid Ouse

March 26th, 2020

Here's my chat with NBA trainer Reid Ouse. We talked about his time as a college basketball player, switching gears to becoming a college basketball coach, and how he switched careers to become an NBA trainer.

Make sure you follow Reid on Twitter for his videos and training tips.

A Conversation With “Q Ball” Director Michael Tolajian

March 25th, 2020

Here's my chat with "Q Ball" Director Michael Tolajian. After watching the documentary last week, it was great to chat with Michael Tolajian about where the idea for the documentary came from, the impact spending time with inmates had on him, Kevin Durant's involvement, and a lot more.

Here's a YouTube link to the San Quinten screening with inmates that Michael talked about.

Michigan Athletics Shares How To Eat Healthy And Develop Home Exercise Programs During Coronavirus

March 24th, 2020

Here are some of the big clips from the Michigan Athletics webinar about Coronavirus. There’s some great stuff about how they are helping athletes to shop for healthy food, plan healthy meals and develop home exercise programs; great advice for everyone to hear.

On this webinar, you’ll hear from:
Darryl Conway: Senior Associate AD and Chief Health & Welfare Officer at University of Michigan
Caroline Mandel: Director of Performance Nutrition @University of Michigan
Abigail Eiler: Assistant Director / Clinical Assistant Professor - School of Social Work at University of Michigan


“G League Grind” | Episode 3: Stacking Habits

March 23rd, 2020

This week Rodney Pyror chats about the possible delay of his wedding, the financial impact the Coronavirus is having, and the importance of Stacking Habits.

An Emotional Vince Carter Reflects On His NBA Career

March 20th, 2020

Here's a media scrum, with an emotional Vince Carter, after what is likely his final NBA game.

NBA Chat With Ben Golliver Of The Washington Post

March 18th, 2020

I had a blast chatting with The Washington Post writer Ben Golliver about a wide variety of NBA topics. We talked about if LeBron James could “steal” the MVP from Giannis, who he would pick to win the NBA Championship this season and why, his favorite story to cover this season, he shared his thoughts on the idea of summer basketball, our All-NBA teams from the past 40 years, and a bunch more.

A Conversation With Former Texas Tech Star Guard Toddrick Gotcher

March 18th, 2020

Here is a chat RC Maxfield had with former Texas Tech Star guard Toddrick Gotcher.

“G League Grind” | Episode 2: What Happens When A Season Ends Unexpectedly

March 16th, 2020

For Episode 2 of "G League Grind," I chatted with Salt Lake City Stars guard Rodney Pryor about what happens when a season ends unexpectedly, what it was like to be called off the court right before opening tip, and a 12 hour bus ride home after games were cancelled.

Make sure you follow Rodney on Twitter.

NBA Suspends Season Due To Coronavirus

March 11th, 2020

Here’s audio of Vince Carter, Mark Cuban, James Borrego, Michael Malone, Elton Brand, and others, talking about the NBA’s decision to suspend the season due to the Coronavirus.

A Conversation With G League Center Norense Odiase

March 11th, 2020

Here's a chat RC Maxfield had with former Texas Tech and current G League center Norense Odiase.

“G League Grind” | Episode 1: What A G League Road Trip Looks Like

March 9th, 2020

We kick off the "G League Grind" series with a chat with Salt Lake City Stars guard Rodney Pryor explaining how the Coronavirus will impact the team on their upcoming road trip.

Anthony Davis Explains Why LeBron James Should Be MVP

March 9th, 2020

Here's a quick clip of Anthony Davis explaining why he believes LeBron James should be named MVP this season.

Norman Powell’s Hot Streak Continues

March 9th, 2020

Norman Powell's hot streak continues! After scoring 31 points against the Sacramento Kings last night, he's averaging 28 points per game since he returned. Here's Norman Powell and Nick Nurse talking about Powell's scoring burst since he returned from his injury.

Duke Has Their Own “Rudy” Story With Walk-On Justin Robinson

March 8th, 2020

Duke has their own "Rudy" story with walk-on Justin Robinson. This episode starts with Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski praising Robinson and it finishes with a Justin Robinson interview before Duke's rivarly game against North Carolina.

Giannis Antetokounmpo Loves Battling Against LeBron James

March 7th, 2020

Here's a clip of Giannis Antetokounmpo explaining why he loves to battle against LeBron James.

LeBron James On Possibility Of Playing In Empty Arenas Due To Coronavirus

March 7th, 2020

Here's a clip of LeBron James discussing the adjustments he made in the second half guarding Giannis Antetokounmpo, Lakers clinching a playoff spot, and he addresses the possibility of playing in a game with no fans in attendance because of the coronavirus.
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Toronto Raptors Clinch Earliest Playoff Berth In Franchise History

March 6th, 2020

The Toronto Raptors set a franchise record last night for earliest playoff berth in franchise history. Here's Norman Powell, Kyle Lowry and Nick Nurse chatting after the historic win.

Stephen Curry Thrilled To Return To The Court

March 6th, 2020

After missing more than 50 games, Stephen Curry was thrilled to return to the court last night against the Toronto Raptors. Here are some highlights of Curry talking about his return.

Collin Sexton Scores Career-High 41 Points

March 5th, 2020

Collin Sexton went off for a career-high 41 points tonight against the Boston Celtics. Here's some highlights of Sexton chatting with the media after his big night.

Tim Duncan Gets First Win As NBA Head Coach

March 4th, 2020

The big story in the NBA last night was that Tim Duncan got his first win as an NBA head coach with Gregg Popovich out due to personal matters. Here's audio of Duncan chatting with the media after the game.

Catching Up With Charlotte Hornets Guard Devonte Graham

March 2nd, 2020

Here's my one-on-one chat with Charlotte Hornets guard Devonte Graham. We chatted about All-Star Weekend, seeing the results of his hard work, and his team making a push for a spot in the playoffs.

Charlotte Hornets Interviews | Terry Rozier, Devonte Graham, Bismack Biyombo and PJ Washington

February 29th, 2020

Here are some locker room chats with Terry Rozier, Devonte Graham, Bismack Biyombo and PJ Washington after the Charlotte Hornets beat the Toronto Raptors. Also, I added my chat with Coach Borrego.

Michael Jordan Opens Up About His Friendship With Kobe Bryant

February 24th, 2020

While Vanessa Bryant's strength and poise was on full display at the memorial service for Kobe Bryant and Gianna "Gigi" Bryant, what also stood out for me was Michael Jordan being open, honest, and genuine about his friendship with Kobe Bryant.

Zamboni Driver David Ayres On His Incredible Night As Emergency NHL Goalie

February 23rd, 2020

Here's some audio with Zamboni driver, David Ayres, on his incredible night as emergency NHL goalie, and beating his hometown Toronto Maple Leafs.

Tyson Fury Shocks Deontay Wilder

February 23rd, 2020

Last night Tyson Fury shocked the boxing world when he knocked out Deontay Wilder for Wilder's first career loss. Here's some post fight audio from Fury.

Warning: There's a lot of cussing and vulgar language during the first few minutes of this episode as both fighters let it rip during their pre-fight press conference.

Canada Basketball Interviews | Phil Scrubb, Kaza Kajami-Keane and Andrew Nicholson

February 22nd, 2020

After Canada Basketball's big win over the Dominican Republic in their Olympics qualifier, I was able to chat with Phil Scrubb, Kaza Kajami-Keane and Andrew Nicholson.

What MLB Players Are Saying About The Astros’ Sign-Stealing Scandal

February 21st, 2020

Here's what MLB players are saying about the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal and apology. You'll hear from Mike Trout, Aaron Judge, Justin Turner, Cody Bellinger, Kris Bryant, Nick Markakis, David Ortiz, Trevor Bauer and Sean

Oakland Athletics Ditch Local Radio For Streaming App

February 19th, 2020

The big news that caught my attention yesterday was that the Oakland A's were unable to get a local radio deal in place so instead they will be streaming games on their App instead. I chatted with Ian Casselberry about his article on Awful Announcing, radio and podcast host John Stolnis, baseball fan Griffin Smith, and Kelly Collis, a morning show host who's show streams daily through an App.

The Houston Astros Are Mired In Baseball’s Biggest Scandal In Decades

February 18th, 2020

The Houston Astros are mired in baseball’s biggest scandal in decades after they were caught cheating by stealing signs. Here are clips from players Mike Trout, Cody Bellinger and Trevor Bauer weighing in. I also have MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, Astros owner Jim Crane, and Locked on Astros host Eric Huysman adding their thoughts to this scandal.

Monday Morning Motivation From Tim Tebow

February 17th, 2020

I'm kicking off a new daily series called Unfiltered Daily with some Monday morning motivation courtesy of Tim Tebow.

NBA All-Star Weekend Interviews

February 16th, 2020

Here's a collection of interviews from NBA All-Star weekend with LeBron James (1:00), Kawhi Leonard (4:00), Jimmy Butler (6:30), Pascal Siakam (8:00), Zion Williamson (11:00), Giannis Antetokounmpo (13:00), Russell Westbrook (16:30), and Kyle Lowry (17:30).

“Code The Dream” Helps Disadvantaged Youth

February 6th, 2020

Back in July, I chatted with then Penn State defensive back John Reid about his experiences with Coding and how I can teach Coding to my students. After digging through the resources he recommended, I came across Code The Dream. Here's my chat with John Reid about Coding and with four interns from Code The Dream about their experiences coding and being students of Code The Dream.

Click here to go to Code The Dream's website to learn more.

Atlanta Hawks Interviews | Vince Carter, John Collins, Trae Young and Kevin Huerter

February 2nd, 2020

Here are some locker room chats with Vince Carter, John Collins, Trae Young, Kevin Huerter and Lloyd Pierce.

How NBA G League Player Rodney Pryor Deals With Adversity

January 30th, 2020

Here's my conversation with NBA G League player Rodney Pryor about how he deals with adversity. Click here to follow Rodney on Twitter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

A Conversation With Former NBA Agent Odell McCants

January 28th, 2020

I was able to chat with former NBA Agent Odell McCants about his new career helping coaches. We talked about his playing career, how he became an NBA agent, his first client Patrick Patterson, and why he switched to his new role helping coaches. Here's a link to download the free resource for coaches. You can also follow Odell McCants on Twitter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Remembering Kobe Bryant

January 27th, 2020

Here's a collection of former players talking about what Kobe Bryant meant to them on and off the basketball court. I have clips from Kawhi Leonard (3:30), Trae Young (1:30), Vince Carter (5:00), Damian Lillard (7:15), Zion Williamson (9:00), DeMar DeRozan (11:00), Gregg Popovich (12:30), and Dwyane Wade (14:00). I also have Kobe Bryant's final press conference here in Toronto (17:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Washington Wizards Interviews | Bradley Beal, Isaiah Thomas and Scott Brooks

January 18th, 2020

Here are some locker room chats I had while covering the Washington Wizards. There's chats with Bradley Beal (2:00), Isaiah Thomas (5:30), Troy Brown (8;45), and Gary Payton II (12:00). Also, for an X's and O's segment, I had a pregame chat with Scott Brooks (18:00) and a postgame chat with him (23:30). Don't forget to post a screen grab of you listening to this podcast on our Twitter account to get a chance to win all of our ad revenue this month. Good luck!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

How A Student Athlete Started “Second Spoon”

January 16th, 2020

Here's my conversation with Mo Hasan about how he started Second Spoon. We talk about where the idea came from, the challenges in starting the company, how he balances running this charitable company with being a student athlete, Second Spoon's impact on the community, and lots more. Click here for the Second Spoon website. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

X’s and O’s Chat With Portland Trail Blazers Coach Terry Stotts

January 14th, 2020

Terry Stotts chatted with the media about Damian Lillard's leadership, turning around this season, and Carmelo Anthony's game-winning shot. Here's a link to follow the Athletes Unfiltered Podcast on Twitter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Portland Trail Blazers Interviews | Damian Lillard, Carmelo Anthony, Anfernee Simons, Kent Bazemore and Nassir

January 9th, 2020

Here are some locker room chats I had while covering the Portland Trail Blazers. You can hear my chats with Carmelo Anthony on game-winning shots (3:00), Damian Lillard on the emotional burst a big road win can give a team (8:00), Anfernee Simons on the confidence he gained scoring 37 points against Sacramento last season (12:30), Kent Bazemore on why he loves playing for and living in Portland (15:30), and Nassir Little on which veterans he's learning from during his rookie season (17:00).

X’s and O’s Chat With G League Head Coach Jama Mahlalela

January 7th, 2020

Here's my conversation with G League Head Coach Jama Mahlalela. He explained to me what it's like watching former players play in the NBA. He also addressed questions from other media members about managing minutes when everybody on the roster is healthy and Canadians making an impact in the NBA. Here's the link to find Athletes Unfiltered on Twitter to help you score the January ad revenue! You'll know what this means if you listen to the full episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Chasing The NBA Dream in the G League

January 2nd, 2020

Here are some interviews I grabbed this afternoon while covering a G League game with media credentials. I chatted with Toronto Raptors rookie Oshae Brissett, former first round draft pick Tyler Ennis, and Raptors905 head coach Jama Mahlalela. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Ray Marsh Explains His Role As A Team Chaplain

December 31st, 2019

I was able to chat with Ray Marsh about his role as a team chaplain for high school teams in Indiana. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Dallas Mavericks Interviews | Kristaps Porzingis, Delon Wright, Seth Curry, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Rick Carlisle

December 26th, 2019

Here are my interviews with Kristaps Porziņģis (1:29), Delon Wright (5:00), Seth Curry (8:00), Tim Hardaway Jr, (10;37) and Coach Carlisle (15:00). Make sure you follow Athletes Unfiltered on Twitter to get updates on new episodes and more interviews that we have with players and coaches.

Nick Nurse And Rick Carlisle Explain Toronto’s Defense That Kickstarted A Fourth Quarter Rally For The Win

December 23rd, 2019

Here's a fun "X's and O's segment" with Raptors coach Nick Nurse and Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle. Both coaches explain their perspectives on a nasty Toronto defense that helped the Raptors erase a 30 point deficit. Also, I included pregame chats with both coaches. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit