Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Hip Hoop Junkies & Hoop Heads North present RAPS TALK Ep. 17 (03.29.2011)


Episode 17 of RAPS TALK (03.29.11) - The RAPS TALK podcast welcomes Daniel Artest to this week's show. Daniel is a baller as well as a blogger for The No Look Pass and of course, he's the younger brother of the Los Angeles Lakers' Ron Artest.  You can also find Daniel Artest and his hoops commentary on Twitter, @TheRealDMArtest 

Check out this week's podcast as Artest talks about Artestology, the NBA, the late John Strickland, his love for the San Antonio Spurs and P90X.

Enjoy.


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Hip Hoop Junkies & Hoop Heads North present RAPS TALK Ep. 16 (03.28.2011)


Episode 16 of RAPS TALK (03.28.11) - The Raps Talk crew proudly welcomes Sekou Smith of NBA.com, The Hangtime Blog / Podcast and NBA TV to this week's podcast.

Sekou is a former beat writer for the Indiana Pacers and Atlanta Hawks but currently is a member of the NBA.com family.  You can find Sekou on Twitter, @SekouSmithNBA.

In this episode, Romy, Sean and U-E talk to Sekou about his life as a beat writer for the Hawks/Pacers, his thoughts on the San Antonio Spurs/Chicago Bulls, his experience at the Malice at the Palace and his MVP thoughts.

According to Sekou, Doug Smith and Sekou are apparently cousins (I wonder if he's cousins with Eric Smith too?).

Enjoy this week's podcast, folks.  

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Hip Hoop Junkies & Hoop Heads North present RAPS TALK Ep. 15 (03.21.2011)


Episode 15 of RAPS TALK (03.21.11) - This week, the Raps Talk crew are joined by their first Australian guest, Leigh Ellis, Online Producer/Editor/Writer/Shooter for theScore.com and regular co-host on the Hardcore Hoops Show on Sirius Radio 98.

Leigh was also a special correspondent on The Basketball Jones recently and his latest TBJ video made its internet debut on Monday.  Leigh talks to the Raps Talk crew about NBA basketball back in the day, his NBA MVP thoughts and what actor he thinks would play himself in a movie.

Ryan McNeill of HoopsAddict.com also joins this week's podcast.  Ryan is the man behind HoopsAddict.com, a site that covers the basketball game at all levels.  Romy, Sean and U-E talk to Ryan about Canada Basketball, the NCAA Tournament, the Toronto Raptors and ask Ryan his opinion on the San Antonio Spurs.  

Times:
Leigh Ellis [8:45]
Ryan McNeill [33:15]


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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Hip Hoop Junkies & Hoop Heads North present RAPS TALK Ep. 14 (03.15.2011)

Episode 14 of RAPS TALK (03.15.11) -  It's the Tas Melas episode, folks.

Tas Melas of The Basketball Jones (Thursday nights on the Score and the daily show on the web) joins this week's podcast.  He talks NBA, Toronto Raptors, Greek basketball players, NBA's Most Improved Player, his favourite Vancouver Grizzly of all-time and the most intimidating players he has had to approach for an interview.  A huge thanks goes out to Tas Melas for taking the time to come on the podcast.

And who's Tas Melas' favourite Boyz II Men member?  Sit back and take a listen.

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Hip Hoop Junkies & Hoop Heads North present RAPS TALK Ep. 13 (03.14.2011)

Episode 13 of RAPS TALK (03.13.11) -  It's the Steve Nash episode, homies.

In this week's installment of the RAPS TALK podcast, the RAPS TALK crew welcomes David Amber to the podcast. He is the host of the Toronto Raptors post-game show "Raptors Post Up" on NBA TV Canada as well as an anchor on the NHL Network. Amber talks to Romy, Sean and U-E about the Canadians in the NCAA tourney, the future of the Toronto Raptors and his thoughts on NBA MVP.




Ray Bala, Canadian Basketball enthusiast of RaptorsHQ.com joins the podcast as well.  Ray breaks down the Canadian content of this year's NCAA tournament, Halifax Windjammers throwback night and this past weekend's CIS Tournament here in Halifax.

We love our Canadian ballers!

Times:
David Amber [4:22]
Ray Bala [22:55]

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Hip Hoop Junkies & Hoop Heads North present RAPS TALK Ep. 12 (03.08.2011)

Episode 12 of RAPS TALK (03.08.11) - It's a Raptors-packed show
in episode 12 of the RAPS TALK podcast.

First off, we had James Borbath (@dinonatioblog) of the Dino Nation Blog on the show.  James made his rap debut in this week's podcast, which is definitely a must-listen on its own.   The RAPS TALK crew talked DeMar DeRozan, Amir Johnson and more Toronto Raptors with James including why he he hasn't been to a Raptors Dance Pak practice.


For our second guest, we were pleased to have Jay Satur (@jaysatur), Online Producer for Raptors.com on the podcast.  Jay is a jack-of-all trades with the Raptors where he works on a lot of the web production with the Raptors.com website.  Romy, Sean and U-E spoke with Jay about the impact of social media on the Toronto Raptors, the whole #RTZ Twitter phenomenon, as well as his stint as the chicken in DeMar's Dunk Contest viral video.

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Hip Hoop Junkies & Hoop Heads North present RAPS TALK Ep. 11 (03.07.2011)

Episode 11 of RAPS TALK (03.07.11) - It's the Isiah Thomas episode y'all. Episode #11.

 This week's episode we have two very special guests joining the Raps Talk podcast, we have Brendon Lynch (aka Mr. Court Cuts, the man behind the Score Television Network's Court Cuts highlight reels)


and Aaron Bronsteter (aka Orville, producer of the Tim and Sid Uncut Podcast).

Both guys are hosts of the always entertaining Hardcore Hoops Show on Sirius 98 and The Score.com Radio. Romy, Sean and U-E talk hoops with Brendon and Aaron covering topics that include: the CBA, the San Antonio Spurs, the Miami Heat and most importantly, the Toronto Raptors. Check it out.




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Monday, March 7, 2011

Hinterland Who's Who - "The Boshtrich"

The Heat be strugglin'.  Dropping their fourth game in a row yesterday against the Chicago Bulls, the big three have been having problems including our own former Toronto Raptor franchise player, Chris Bosh.

First there was Larry Bird, then Rory Sparrow, then "The Birdman" Chris Andersen... now we present to you :

"The Boshtrich"

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Hip Hoop Junkies & Hoop Heads North present RAPS TALK Ep. 10 (03.01.2011)


Episode 10 of RAPS TALK (03.01.11) - In this episode, the Raps Talk crew welcome another guest to the podcast, Raptors blogger/vlogger, Payal Doshi of insidethepurpleroom.com




 The guys of Hip Hoop Junkies and Hoop Heads North talk to Payal about her trip to LA and her all-star experience, her thoughts on the Raptors and break down this year's trade deadline.


Also, joining the podcast, was Ray Bala of RaptorsHQ.com. Ray talked about some of the Canadian ballers to watch out for this week, the best high school players in the country and who he thought would be the face of Canada Basketball. Romy, Sean and U-E talked to Ray about former Halifax Rainmen player, Jevohn Shepherd, Bucknell's Bryson Johnson and some of the other Canadian basketball players from across the country.


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