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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. From the most underrated teams in NBA history to the rise of street fashion in the ’90s to the current landscape of rap music, each episode will be a deep dive into the history, legacy and lasting impact of a landmark cultural moment that helped shape the world as we know it today.

Jerry Lorenzo

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  • 270 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 01:04:51

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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Catching Up With KD

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  • over 1 year ago
  • 01:44:31

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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Episode 7: LaVar Ball

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  • over 1 year ago
  • 01:10:25

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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Episode 5: Kamaru "The Nigerian Nightmare" Usman

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  • 250 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 01:30:13

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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Episode 4: Derek "MixedByAli" Ali

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  • over 1 year ago
  • 01:09:29

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Episode 3: SLAM Magazine

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  • over 1 year ago
  • 01:23:03

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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Episode 2: Noah "40" Shebib

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  • 330 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 01:35:34

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.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Episode 1: Kyrie Irving (Part 2)

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  • 410 views
  • almost 2 years ago
  • 01:10:01

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Episode 1: Kyrie Irving (Part 1)

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  • 390 views
  • almost 2 years ago
  • 01:09:58

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Introducing The ETCs with Kevin Durant

The ETCs with Kevin Durant

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  • almost 2 years ago
  • 01:54

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices