Transcripts (9)

LaVar Ball

Club Shay Shay

  • 12 days ago
  • 01:22:45

On Episode 10 of Club Shay Shay, Shannon welcomes in the CEO of Big Baller Brand & father of LaMelo, Lonzo, and LiAngelo: LaVar Ball. Fresh off LaMelo being selected third overall in the NBA Draft, LaVar recounts his youngest son’s journey to the NBA, from playing in Lithuania and Australia to being selected by Michael Jordan’s Hornets. LaVar also addresses his dream for all three of his sons to win a championship together in Charlotte, and the rumors that he may play MJ one-on-one. LaVar also covers his own life and career, telling stories about growing up in South Central LA, meeting his wife Tina, playing in the NFL, and raising his children to be better than Jordan. LaVar also addresses his more recent controversies, including his feud with President Trump and his comments about dating while in the NBA.  Shannon grills LaVar on all things NBA, from the Lakers winning the NBA Finals to the GOAT debate to LeBron’s career longevity. LaVar is as honest, confident, and outspoken as ever in this captivating conversation. #DoSomethinB4TwoSomethin & Follow Club Shay Shay:                                                         Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Isiah Thomas

Club Shay Shay

  • 26 days ago
  • 01:42:46

On episode 8 of Club Shay Shay, Shannon welcomes in 12-time All Star, two-time NBA champion, 1990 Finals MVP, & NCAA National champion: Isiah Thomas. Shannon & Isiah cover the scope of Mr. Wonderful’s NBA career, from being drafted by Detroit to becoming an All-Star and leading the “Bad Boys” Pistons to back-to-back championships in 1989 & 1990. Isiah ranks the top basketball dynasties and players of the ‘80s, and goes into the dynamics of playing in the league during that era. He touches on his exclusion from the 1992 Olympic Dream Team, and the “fascination and disappointment” he felt in response to his portrayal in ‘The Last Dance.’ Shannon also presses Isiah on his college career, where he led the Indiana Hoosiers to win the 1981 NCAA tournament. Isiah reveals what it was like to play for Bob Knight, his thought process going into the matchup with Dean Smith’s Tar Heels in the title game, and more.  Shannon & Isiah cover a wide range of topics from the past and present of Isiah’s storied life and career, from growing up on the west side of Chicago, to his NBA success and post-NBA pursuits. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Michael Eric Dyson

Club Shay Shay

  • about 1 month ago
  • 01:50:25

On Episode 7 of Club Shay Shay, Shannon welcomes in scholar, reverend, author and friend Michael Eric Dyson. Dyson is a sociology professor at Georgetown University and an author of the books ‘Tears We Cannot Stop’ & the forthcoming ‘Long Time Coming,’ and a great friend of Shannon’s.  In this enlightening and informative conversation, Shannon and Michael discuss pressing societal issues in America, including police brutality, the racial and economic divide, and the nationwide protests in support of racial justice. They also talk about the importance of voting in the all-important 2020 Presidential election. A fellow sports fanatic, Prof. Dyson dives into a number of hot topics across the sports landscape: what LeBron James and the entire NBA have done to advance social causes, the impact of the late Georgetown coaching legend John Thompson, the importance of HBCUs, Colin Kaepernick’s legacy and the intersection of athletics and racial + social justice.  Michael Eric Dyson brings a great deal of illuminating insight to a host of difficult topics throughout the conversation, detailing how U.S. history has led to this moment, and where we can go from here. But Shannon doesn’t let Prof. Dyson off the hook, later asking him to reveal his NBA & NFL GOATs, his favorite musicians of all time, and much more. #DoSomethinB4TwoSomethin & Follow Club Shay Shay:                                                         Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Ken Griffey Jr.

Club Shay Shay

  • about 1 month ago
  • 01:25:54

On Episode 6 of Club Shay Shay, Shannon welcomes in baseball Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr.  “The Kid” shares with Shannon a number of stories from his 22-year professional baseball career, in which he was a 13-time All Star, 10-time Gold Glove Winner and 1997 American League MVP. We hear about what it was like being teammates with “The Big Unit” Randy Johnson, and his plea to the Mariners front office to trade for Pedro Martinez. Shannon also dives into one of the great familial stories sports has ever seen, when Ken Griffey Jr. played alongside his father Ken Griffey Sr. What were some of the challenges in pursuing the same career as his dad? How is Junior guiding his children through their own athletic pursuits? In his answers, you’ll hear about the kinds of personal and professional lessons he learned from his father about hard work and staying humble through it all. Make sure you catch Griffey reading off his 5 all-time favorite baseball players and his personal accounting for how Jackie Robinson impacted the game of baseball. He also dives into the current state of professional baseball, from player salaries to the percentages of black players in the MLB and breaking down the 2020 World Series featuring the Dodgers and Rays. …And of course he talks about the sweetest swing the game has ever seen. #DoSomethinB4TwoSomethin & Follow Club Shay Shay:                                                         Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Chris Bosh

Club Shay Shay

  • about 2 months ago
  • 01:29:34

Episode 4 of Club Shay Shay features two-time NBA Champion, 11-Time All Star and Olympic Gold Medal winner Chris Bosh.   In an insightful and wide-ranging conversation, Shannon and Chris discuss Chris pursuing a career in music after his retirement from the NBA, producing a track for Gucci Mane, his musical influences, the relationship between hip-hop and the NBA, and much more.  Chris also revisits his illustrious basketball career: playing against Kendrick Perkins in high school, attending Georgia Tech under Paul Hewitt, being drafted in the same ’03 class as LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Dwayne Wade, becoming an All Star in Toronto, forming the Big 3 and winning two Finals in Miami. He also discusses his 2008 Olympics run & defending against the Lakers in Kobe’s infamous 81-point game.  No aspect of Chris’s storied basketball career and burgeoning musical career is left untouched in this captivating and compelling interview. #DoSomethinB4TwoSomethin & Follow Club Shay Shay:                                                         Learn more about your ad choices. Visit