The Tidal League Podcast
Tidal League brings you inside information, and in-depth interviews with athletes, media staples, and celebrities. Hosted by Tidal League's very own Trish & Kurt.
info_outline Mike George| NBA Agent | Canadian Basketball Talent| Jamal Murray| NBA Finals 09/28/2020
Mike George| NBA Agent | Canadian Basketball Talent| Jamal Murray| NBA Finals This week, Kurt and Trish are joined by Canadian NBA agent Mike George. Mike was calling in from Phoenix and owns One Legacy Sports Management which in based in Toronto. Mike discusses his journey to becoming a successful agent in the NBA with high profile talent such as Jamal Murray and the three chat about the current landscape of talent for Canadian basketball players. Tune in now!
info_outline Nickeil Alexander-Walker | New Orleans Pelicans | League Fits | Rookie Season 09/21/2020
Nickeil Alexander-Walker | New Orleans Pelicans | League Fits | Rookie Season Welcome to Season 3! Today we have New Orleans Pelican rookie and Toronto native, Nickeil Alexander-Walker talk with us about his first year in the league in what has turned into an extraordinary season with the pandemic, and how he is one of the first rookies to play in two opening nights in one season. Nickeil shares with us his love of the game, his love of shoes, how he’s become a League Fits favorite, and what it’s been like sharing the spotlight with his cousin, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.
info_outline Season 2 Wrap-up | NBA Playoffs | East/West Favourites 08/25/2020
Season 2 Wrap-up | NBA Playoffs | East/West Favourites Trish and Kurt talk NBA playoffs, Eastern and Western conference favourites. The battle in the west, some historic performances from Dame DOLLA, Luka Magic, and Spida Mitchell! We then take you through season "2" and how amazing our guests have been. Look forward to season "3" launching soon!
info_outline Langston Galloway | Free Agency | NBA Title Odds | LG Kicks 08/18/2020
Langston Galloway | Free Agency | NBA Title Odds | LG Kicks After initially going undrafted in 2014, Langston Galloway has gone on to play 6 seasons in the NBA. Joining us from his home in Baton Rouge, LG shares how he will navigate his upcoming free agency, gives us an inside look at the Pistons, and his teammates and tells us who he thinks will win it all inside the NBA Bubble. Of course, no interview with Langston would be complete without a look into his shoe closet(s)! - and the launching of the “not your average shoe store”, “LG Kicks”.
info_outline Dan Barto | IMG Academy | Evolution of the Game | Impact of Covid-19 on Pro Basketball 08/10/2020
Dan Barto | IMG Academy | Evolution of the Game | Impact of Covid-19 on Pro Basketball IMG Academy is known as one of the world’s most prestigious sports, performance and educational institutions. Today we are thankful to be joined by Dan Barto, Associate Director who has been with the IMG Academy basketball program since 2003. Dan has trained over 100 current or former NBA players and is known as a training design expert. Tune in now to hear all about his experience!
info_outline Amjed Osman | Inside the Green Room | Black Lives Matter | The Return of the NBA 08/03/2020
Amjed Osman | Inside the Green Room | Black Lives Matter | The Return of the NBA On today's episode, Trish and KB sit down with "Inside The Green Room" Executive Producer Amjed Osman
info_outline Dwayne Bacon | Free Agency | The Real Me 07/27/2020
Dwayne Bacon | Free Agency | The Real Me What does it take to make it to the NBA? On today’s podcast Dwayne Bacon of the Charlotte Hornets joins us to talk about the journey he’s endured, his mini documentary “The Real Me” playing for Michael Jordan, his social media and what it’s like to be entering into the free agency world amidst a global pandemic.
info_outline Danny Green | NBA Bubble in Orlando | Black Lives Matter | NBPA | Raptors/Lakers Final 07/23/2020
Danny Green | NBA Bubble in Orlando | Black Lives Matter | NBPA | Raptors/Lakers Final In this episode, Kurt and Trish are joined by two-time NBA Champion, and current Guard for the Los Angeles Lakers, Danny Green. Join us as we discuss Danny’s journey to the Lakers, the importance of using his platform, how we should look at 2020 and what life inside the bubble has really been like.
info_outline Mike Morreale| CEBL| Summer Series| Canada Basketball 07/20/2020
Mike Morreale| CEBL| Summer Series| Canada Basketball Mike Morreale, 12 year veteran in the Canadian Football League and current Commissioner of the Canadian Elite Basketball League joins us this week. This innovative and growing league are consistently looking for ways to move the game forward, including the partnership with U Sports, allowing student athletes to play at a professional level and stay in school.
info_outline Josh Okogie| Social/Political Change| Nigerian National Basketball Team| League Fits 07/13/2020
Josh Okogie| Social/Political Change| Nigerian National Basketball Team| League Fits Fans of the Minnesota Timberwolves were asked: What should Josh Okogie’s nickname be? The answer is easy and after listening to this week’s episode with “NonStop” Josh Okogie you will think so too! Nigerian born, Josh immigrated to the US as a 3 year old.
info_outline Mike Melnychuk| Rise of Canada Basketball| Tokyo 2021 07/06/2020
Mike Melnychuk| Rise of Canada Basketball| Tokyo 2021 On today’s podcast we welcome Mike Melnychuk, former U of A Golden Bear and CIS champion.Lots of great discussion including how the game of basketball has changed over the years the potential for a 2nd Canadian NBA team, whether or not the season will restart as planned and Canada’s chances at next summer’s Olympic Games. Mike talks about how playing sports helped prepare him for the future and shares his advice for young people today looking for careers outside of basketball. Tune in now!
info_outline Tariq Sbiet| North Pole Hoops| Grass Roots Basketball| Rankings 06/29/2020
Tariq Sbiet| North Pole Hoops| Grass Roots Basketball| Rankings Today Trish and KB talk about grassroots basketball in Canada and the role North Pole Hoops has played. Begun 10 years ago NPH has evolved into a leading resource for Canadian basketball prospects. Our guest today is Tariq Sbiet co-founder and he talks about the inspiration behind NPH and how they have helped shape the basketball landscape.
info_outline Robert Covington| Black Lives Matter| Mental Health/Personal Journey 06/22/2020
Robert Covington| Black Lives Matter| Mental Health/Personal Journey The Tidal League podcast brings you the perspectives of the biggest athletes not just on the court but on world events and in this episode we explore many important subjects with an insightful and compelling guest. In our Season two premier the team is excited to welcome Robert Covington of the Houston Rockets.
info_outline Episode #12: Interview with Phil Reynolds 06/01/2020
Episode #12: Interview with Phil Reynolds “Be Ready for Life after the Final Whistle”. This is the philosophy of TBH Sports and today we welcome Phil Reynolds, partner and financial advisor, who talks about the meaning behind the words. Many sports fans imagine once you’ve signed that pro league contract you’re set for life. For most athletes the reality may be very different. We hear Phil’s story and strategies on how he ensures success for the athletes he represents and shares some great financial tips for both athletes and non-athlet
info_outline Episode #9: Interview with CJ Watson 05/11/2020
Episode #9: Interview with CJ Watson Today we hear from 10-year NBA guard and current BIG 3 player CJ Watson. CJ revisits his time at Golden State where he talks about the culture and what makes Oakland special. After 3 great years in Oakland he made his way to Chicago, a franchise he watched as a child. Our interview concludes with a conversation about his Foundation, how important it is for him to give back, and where he has found meaning as an author, a mentor and entrepreneur. Tune in to hear the whole story.
info_outline Episode #8: Interview with Phil Handy 05/07/2020
Episode #8: Interview with Phil Handy In this special edition of The Tidal League Podcast, we welcome two time NBA champion, Coach Phil Handy. Blessed with talent and drive, we hear how he got to where he is today and what it was like training some of the best players of all time, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Kevin Durant. He recounts his two NBA championships and what legacy he hopes to leave behind. Relive some of the most exciting moments in the game through the eyes of one of the greatest coaches in the League.
info_outline Episode #7: Interview with Leo Rautins 05/04/2020
Episode #7: Interview with Leo Rautins Most know and love him as the analyst and sportscaster for the Toronto Raptors. Leo Rautins, also the first Canadian to be drafted in the first round of the NBA draft and former player and head coach of the Canadian Men’s National team joins host Trish to talk all things basketball. As the voice of the Raptors he’s been there since the beginning and we hear about the incredible ride he’s been on and what it was like to be in the arena on June 13 2019 when the Raptors brought the championship home.
info_outline Episode #6: Interview with Taurean Prince 04/27/2020
Episode #6: Interview with Taurean Prince For many professional athletes, the game defines who they are. Not so with this week’s guest Brooklyn Nets Forward Taurean Prince a man of diverse interests and immense talent. From his time at Baylor to draft night and beyond Taurean talks of the struggles he faced and how he got to where he is today. We hear what motivates him, his love of music, his fashion sense, the story of the naming of his clothing line “Loyalty Is Everything - L.I.E.” and his inspiration for writing “The Pursuit”
info_outline Episode #5: Interview with Jason Setchen (Athlete Defender) 04/20/2020
Episode #5: Interview with Jason Setchen (Athlete Defender) He’s known as the “Athlete Defender” and in our newest episode, Jason Setchen talks to Trish about why he’s earned this title. We hear how he navigates the intricate relationships with NCAA athletes and their families, giving a voice to those who feel they are being treated unjustly. Jason shares his thoughts on the Fair Pay to Play Act and the impact it will have on college athletes and the game. We wrap up with a discussion on the impact of COVID-19 on the NCAA and other sports we love and miss.
info_outline Episode #4: Interview with Isaiah Austin 04/13/2020
Episode #4: Interview with Isaiah Austin This week we sit down with Baylor star and basketball pro Isaiah Austin who takes us through his journey to play basketball professionally amid all the challenges that have been thrown his way. Listen to Isaiah talk about the struggle and heartbreak he has faced and how the game of basketball will not be what defines him.
info_outline Episode #3: Interview with Michael Grange 04/06/2020
Episode #3: Interview with Michael Grange Today, we welcome award winning sports journalist and voice of the Toronto Raptors, Michael Grange to the pod. Michael shares his insights on the tragic losses in the NBA community and the impact on basketball and beyond. He also talks about the leadership of the NBA during the current COVID-19 crisis, shares his perspective on Raptors President Masai Ujiri and his future with the Raptors organization and gives us the answer - MJ or Lebron? Tune in to find out!
info_outline Episode #2: Interview with Dwight Powell 03/30/2020
Episode #2: Interview with Dwight Powell Tune in now to hear our conversation with Dallas Mavericks forward Dwight Powell as we talk about his rehab process, COVID19, and leadership role with the Mavs. We learn more about what it means to be a #MFFL, and the culture instilled in Mavericks basketball. Dwight also takes us through his time at Stanford, and the benefit of having such a great owner and mentor in Mark Cuban. Subscribe and listen to the Tidal League Podcast!
info_outline Episode #1: Interview with NBA Agent Gary Durrant 03/27/2020
Episode #1: Interview with NBA Agent Gary Durrant Join our host, Trish, as she welcomes our inaugural guest, NBA agent, former Florida Atlantic University superstar, and 1999 NCAA slam dunk champion, Gary Durrant. Gary’s passion for the game and for young people has been the beacon that has guided his career. Listen in to hear how Gary’s team started from scratch and why hard work and believing in one another has led to the success of Durrant Sport’s Management and helped them to achieve their vision of making a difference.