Mickstape is the preeminent Basketball Podcast ever of all time. Trill Withers and Coley Mick bring you the most correct takes about all things basketball and culture, from the parquet to the playground and beyond. If you're looking for advanced stats, facts, or things of that nature, you've come to the wrong place entirely. This is the Rasheed Wallace of podcasts. The Allen Iverson of podcasts. The JR Smith of podcasts. Go ahead and smash that subscribe button or be mocked ruthlessly by your friends and family for years to come.
Former rival turned good pal Matt Barnes returns to the program to talk about the debut of his new podcast with Stephen Jackson, the NBA figuring out what to do with China, Antonio Brown, the Clippers vs. the Lakers and the late, great Nipsey Hussle. Then, we talk about LeBron's terrible, no good quotes about China before getting to what really matters in this world: the BALLERS season finale.
Dave Chappelle, BALLERS, people being bad at Twitter, running backs, NBA preseason, a whole gang of other topics. It's 2 AM how on Earth do you expect me to remember what we discussed for three hours an hour ago?
Bulls "big" man Wendell Carter Jr. joins us ahead of his sophomore campaign to talk Atlanta vs. Chicago music, his tremendous chain, college players getting the bag, and the largest animal he could fight. Then, Whiskers and Mick talk about fighting cereal mascots and Grimace's dark, seedy past. Yeah, it's one of those episodes.
We went over ESPN's top 100 list. Surprisingly we disagreed.
Also, Wendell Carter Jr. was supposed to be on this episode. The wrong files was sent. We talked about him being on this episode. He will be on Tuesday's episode. I know no one is reading this and I'm wasting my time explaining but...
The legend Brandon Fucking Walker joins the program to preview the highly anticipated Kentucky-Mississippi State game this Saturday. And by "highly anticipated" I mean you have to be high to anticipate such a piece of shit sporting event. After that... I mean this thing went off the rails QUICK fast.
NYT Best Selling Author and LAST CHANCE U star Coach Jason Brown joins us to talk some good ol' fashion pigskin and life in general. Then, Senior NFL Analyst and SURF AND TURF co-host Steven Cheah previews the NFL's 100th season.
THE CHAMP IS HERE!
Big Three Champion and MVP, 7-time All Star Iso Joe Johnson joins the program to discuss everything including Goat Yoga, preparing for battle with Stephen Jackson, and the 5-11 Dallas Cowboys.
Trill Withers & The Mick Man have arrived in LA and whew boy there are MANY statues here folks. Where are they putting the Kawhi? Well it hard to say, much like the takes on the new Dave Chappelle standup special...
There's also the BIG3 Finals on Sunday and Trilly doesn't know how anyone could bet against Stephen Jackson here. Unless of course you have Iso (MVP) Joe on your team? Stak5's teammate Franklin Session joins us off the top to talk about his viral career, basketball journey, cooking + getting cooked in The Drew, what it's been like playing on The Killer 3's, and plenty more...
Follow our BIG3 Finals adventure on @MickstapeShow all weekend long pals
Monticello, Mississippi's finest Al Jefferson joins us for a walk down memory lane of he and Whisker's 2005-06 season in Boston. Also, Caris gets a bag, Harden vs. Kidd and the most surprising sports stories in recent memory.Andrew Luck retired too.Edit: Re-uploaded and the audio should be fixed. If not, Settings -> General -> Accessibility - > Mono Audio -> ON
Two-time NBA Champion, International Man of Mystery, and Big 3 Star Josh Powell kicks off the show with stories on top of stories of his times traveling the world playing basketball.
Then, Brandon Fucking Walker of "Unnecessary Roughness" fame joins the program to introduce himself to the world of Mickstape. Tough to say if he's a fan or not at this point in time.
Noted large human being and rebounding machine Reggie Evans kicks off the weekend of Big 3 coverage leading us into a sometimes contentious, often jovial talk with the White Mamba himself Brian Scalabrine. Then, Coley and Tyler talk about Albert Pujols. And also the rookie survey. And also "So Much Fun" gets brought up. Among other things.
The Mick Man & Trill Withers have landed in Dallas and have yet to meet The Bossman but their TAKES will arrive all the same. Talking planes, trains, yucky guys named Jay-Z, mean guys named Dana B, what they're doing in Big D with the Big 3, and plenty of other things that no longer rhyme with these words.
Also joined by Kevin Huerter (2:31:00) aka NOT The Big Huert, Red Velvet or any nickname right now. We talk about possibilities for that, what it was like having his idol Dwyane Wade search him out after a game, his 1st impressions playing against LeBron, future for the Hawks and more. Tyler's Mush voice also makes an appearance. Enjoy pals
Key Glock and Young Dolph bless us with their presence promoting their new joint mixtape "Dum & Dummer." Both men were exceptionally faded and offered us none of their greenery. Pretty rude all things considered but we appreciate them nevertheless.
Also, there's three more hours of show after that. So,, you're welcome.
The one and only Mr. Smush Parker joins the program to talk about his non-traditional journey to the NBA, the good work he's doing with the kids, the NBRPA, and the root of why he and Kobe clashed in LA. It was mostly, yanno, Kobe's dickheadishness but we'll let you hear it for yourself.
Close personal friend and noted ankle-breaker Joe Harris joins the program. And by "joins the program" I mean Coley cries about Kyrie Irving for the entirety of the conversation. Joe Harris laughs in his face, really gloating and bragging about the whole thing. Pretty rude given the circumstances. Tyler says multiple funny things, which is rare given his serious and stoic approach to the rest of our shows. Guess he's trying out something new these days.
Introducing the world's first ever "Choose your own adventure" style podcast where we will give you prompts after certain scenarios giving you options down different paths! Just follow the time codes and see how long or short this episode is for you! Wow! How zany and wacky! Not to mention meticulous and time consuming! Along with innovative and impressive! By the way, none of that is true. I just cannot completely remember what we talked about.
It definitely feels there's no question about it. Chris Paul has been banished to Oklahoma City. Meanwhile the Rockets are borderline nostalgia porn for 25-year old basketball fans. Just when you thought the offseason was over, they drag you back in.
Oh yeah, the hilarious Mike Epps is also on this episode. You're welcome.
Kevin Durant is a Brooklyn Net who wears #7 now.
Kawhi Leonard and Paul George are on the same team.
Russell Westbrook might be traded any minute.
The NBA is completely balanced for the first time...ever? Wha-what is happening?
KD and Kyrie are on the Nets.
Jimmy Butler wants to play for El Heat.
Al Horford is a Sixer.
Kemba is a Celtic.
Kawhi is...unsure if free agency has started.
The Knicks remain a professional basketball franchise.
Julian Edelman joins the program, which is cool as hell. Any time a 3x Super Bowl champion and MVP stops by to promote his upcoming Showtime documentary you're not going to have a bad time and that's just a fact. Oh yeah, Giannis won MVP. Free agency is on the horizon. Things are happening 'round the world. Frequently, some are arguing.
Kyle Guy and Phil Booth join us to talk about the pre-draft process, Game of Thrones, and cereal as a whole. But before all that, Reags helps us break down the entire NBA Draft. Winners, losers, things of that nature.
In the real world the Toronto Raptors won an NBA Championship. The Larry O.B. is going back to its native land of Canada once and for all. As a popular Canadian once said: what a time, to be living! In the process of losing in 6 games, everyone on the Warriors is terribly injured to the point where they probably wont even play next season, making this the most vicious loss I can remember. Oh yeah, Michael Vick is on this show for about 45 minutes at the end there. Yes, that Michael Vick.
There will be one more game at Oracle. Kevin Durant will absolutely not play in it as his achilles snapped like a rubber band. Will the Raptors shoot 25% from three again? Is this finally Steph's time to claim Finals MVP? Does Klay Thompson realize Canada isn't a state but in fact an entirely separate country? Also, who is the favorite to land Anthony Davis after he reaffirmed his preferred trade destinations.
FOLKS this is real life history... Never before has there been a Cereal/Ballers/NBA podcast so bold, so thirsty for takes that it couldn't wait until after the game has ended to record. So behold the 1st LIVE episode from INSIDE the NBA Finals (in NBA Finals history)
The Mick Man, Trill Withers, and their trusty microphone mule defied the odds in the last game ever at Oracle Arena,,, where the trash talk mildly improved but everything else? PU! Congrats to Toronto on their NBA Championship.
0:00... 55-53 Golden State with 7:59 to go in the 3rd quarter
27:21... 103-92 Toronto Raptors with 1:28 in the 4th quarter
50:56... 105-92 Final with reactions + 2019 thoughts on the ride back to San Francisco
Thanks to The Boys (premiering July 26th on Amazon Prime) for getting us out here this week
Dinosaur stonks are rising up North and there's nothing anyone can do about it. Not Klay, not KD, and certainly not The Mick Man or Trill Withers... they've got a train home to catch. The Raptors are about to win the NBA championship and lose the best player in the league in the same week. Where Danny Green goes next we do not know. But the truth really is stranger than fiction. Paul Pierce and his poopy, poopy pants can attest to that friend.
See you at Game 4 in Oracle tomorrow,,, and give a gander to The Boys July 26th on Amazon Prime
How did The Mick Man manage to do (1) airplane to the West Coast? Did Whiskers buy out San Francisco's entire broccoli stock in our 1st night here? Is Kevin Durant playing in these NBA Finals? Should he?? Is there a single soul left to play on the Warriors bench? Could Kawhi actually be the best trash talker in NBA history? Are we IN or OUT on Cam Reddish + RJ Barrett? Spoiler: PU
Folks we're not sure about the answers to any of these questions but The Tape™ WILL find out LIVE from Games 3 + 4 at Oracle.
All thanks to The Boys, premiering July 26th on Amazon Prime.
Close personal friend Scott Rochelle joins the program to talk about the evergrowing Retired Players Association and his theory about Zion returning to Duke in order to avoid New Orleans. But before all that, Withers and the Mick Man break down the All NBA teams among other things.
Francis Ellis is taping his first ever comedy special this Friday at the Wilbur Theater in Boston. So we had him on to talk some general comedy in between Thrones and heavy NBA talk. Tyler is also in studio this week, so his mic was on and functional for the entirety of the program. Things are looking up.
NFL royalty Akbar Gbajabiamila joins the program to talk about an array of topics about life, the Lakers, his new book, and promote Red Nose Day. After that, Coley and Tyler bury the Celtics and cover the remaining good teams still playing the sport of basketball. Something else random and humorous was discussed at a point in time, I can't recall it in the here and now but you'll enjoy it that's my guarantee to you.
Richard Jefferson explains how he looks the same now as he did when he first came into the league hundreds of years ago. He said many other things too but that question had been on my mind for dozens of years now and needed answering posthaste.
Jared Dudley thought it was a good idea to talk shit to Ben Simmons. Turns out that might not have been a good idea. Has Game of Thrones lived up to the hype through two episodes? Is Derrick White the best player in the NBA or does that title still belong to Pascal "Spicy P" Siakam.
Who is the third best point guard in the Association? Did Coley and Tyler fix every Hall of Fame ever? Did KFC learn his lesson that there can only be one true king of the 3+ hour podcast? He fuckin' better have.
The Queen of Milwaukee Mallory Edens returns to the Tape to preview the Bucks Championship run. After that, Whiskers and the Mick Man hand out awards, preview the Warriors Championship run, and talk about who will sit on the Iron Throne. Many people are calling this the pinnacle of podcasting.
During the recording of this particular we try to figure out where James Harden ranks among shooting guards all time. Dwyane Wade? There's an argument to be made. Kobe Bryant? People aren't going to like it but there's a case to be made. Michael Jordan? Not even a little bit. Turns out that guy was really, really good at basketball. People aren't going to like to read that nor hear it but it's true.
Coley comes up with the brilliant idea to abolish the draft for the NBA. Tyler was super against it. He was frothing at the mouth that it was even suggested. Ugly things were said by Tyler and only Tyler. He'd chain himself to the draft in order to protect it like environmentalists would with a great red oak tree. No matter how much you love anything, Tyler loves drafts that much more.
Jordan Bell a wild boy. Boston did a racism. Did the League conspire to get Luka and Kristaps on the same squad? Devin Booker: actually good. And dozens of other topics, mostly relating to basketball, discussed at length. Like, for instance, rank these players: Ben Simmons, De'Aaron Fox, Lauri Markkanen, Jayson Tatum, and Donovan Mitchell. Do it. You wont, you coward.
Trilly Siskel did another cinema, leading us to break down the all time box office numbers. Somehow, we transitioned from that to the life and times of Benedict Arnold before talking about basketball. I don't know why but that's what happened.
The New York Football Giants are on a mission to prove once and for all that it cannot possibly be this hard to build an NFL team. Odell to the Browns, Earl Thomas to the Ravens, Golden Tate to the Giants for some unknown reason. Every signing is broken down and mocked before some light basketballing is discussed. And by basketballing of course we mean the Ibaka-Chriss fight and the Westbrook v. State of Utah ongoing saga.
At long last, THE FAT MAN Fat Lever joins the program. As does the pride of Wyoming Theo Ratliff at the top of the show thanks to our pals at the NBRPA. After that, me and Withers ramble on for several uninterrupted hours to discuss Antonio Brown, NFL free agency, and the National Basketball Association. There was something else random that came up that I, for the life of me, cannot remember. Oh well, you'll hear it.
The #TrillyLegends Tour continues as the legend Sam Perkins joins us from (00:02:24-00:15:29) with some swell stories from his time in the NBA to life in the here and now.
Then from (00:16:43-04:05:05), Whiskers and the Mick Man's incessant ramblings ranging from the Lakers to the Celtics to the Bucks to the NFL combine to Brody Stevens go on seemingly for a lifetime.
Then the legend Dale Ellis joins us from (04:09:47-04:17:50) to tell Tyler why Tennessee is better than Kentucky and how tennis taught him his demeanor on the basketball court.
March is upon us, so we enlisted good pals Grammy nominated legend Nipsey Hussle and Madea Family Funeral/How To Get Away With Murder star Rome Flynn to join us by ringing in the new month. This is the extended version.
For some reason, Withers and Coley go down a rabbit hole of the Billboard charts over the years and boy howdy does it go off the rails quickly and in a hurry. From a basketball sense, Lauri and LaVine bludgeoned the Celtics to a pulp. And what the friggin' heck are the Pelicans supposed to do with Anthony Davis for the rest of the season? Then we get into interviews from NBRPA All-Star weekend with our actual pals Nancy & Scott and new pal Matt to kick off the #TrillyLegends Tour (02:47:45 - 03:23:07)
Featuring the incomparable Marty Mush, the LEGENDARY Charles Oakley, future legend DeAndre Ayton, and Boston Celtics fan Dave Portnoy. Talking about Zion Williamson mostly and previewing the second half of the NBA season. Many thanks to the NBRPA and Footlocker for hooking it up down at All-Star weekend.
Two return guests and three new pals join today's episode covering a wide arrange of topics ranging from Tyler lowballing Kareem's memorabilia, us teaching Joe "Killer J" Harris how to win the three point contest, and Quavo rating Tyler's freestyle a 0/10. Thanks to our pals at the NBRPA for making it ALL happen... much more to come.
NFL players are poors. NBA players, even bad ones, are not poors. At this, we laugh heartily. Celtics collapsed twice, Tyler laughs at Coley's pain. We debate Embiid vs. AD for first team All NBA. Will AD make any of the All NBA teams or will the writers hold his trade demand against him? It's tough to say at this point in time.
Giannis is the worst GM ever. Luckily for the Bucks he doesn't run their front office. The trade deadline has passed and we react to all the moves. The first ever All Star Draft aired and Silver's got some work to do. Then, Withers and the Mick Man watch the entire Lakers-Celtics game by accident. Yes, the entire game. Rajon Rondo murdered Coley in cold blood.
Elton Brand, under the cover of night, decided to upgrade his roster yet again by acquiring Tobias Harris. Pretty good. Other than that, Dana comes on to try and defend his wild antics over the past few months. And the Super Bowl was discussed in short at a point in time. Sorry it's a day late but you're also welcome cause if it dropped on time this Tobias news wouldn't be in the mix.
Kristaps Porzingis has been traded to the Mavericks. Why? We really have no idea. But the Knicks did a Knicks thing, so we discuss. There's also more Anthony Davis talk. Some Super Bowl insight. And a rant to start the show about how people are dumb.
Circle of Trust Member Billy Baron calls in from Belgrade, Serbia, to talk about life as a professional basketball player overseas and everything that entails. He also goes over his long, winding road throughout Division I college ball and growing up as a coach's son. Also, no one overseas gives a fuck about American Football. After all that, Tyler threatens John Feitelberg.
Baron Davis and wildly popular basketball player impersonator B(dot)A(dot) come through to talk West Coast basketball, idolizing Rucker Park, respecting legends, and their new TV show on Fuse called "WTF Baron Davis?" Then, it's several uninterrupted hours of Withers and the Mick Man breaking down the AFC and NFC Championship games and reacting to the baseball Hall of Fame inductees. Sorry it's a day late but no offense we're always on time.
FUTURE HENDRXX HAS FINALLY BLESSED US YET AGAIN! WE ARE NOT WORTHY!
We talk our favorite Future projects ever, his best songs, and what we anticipated with his new album.
Before all that we break down some NBA things of varying natures, Kyler Murray's NFL chances, the playoff matchups this weekend, and then, for the final hour, the hardest either of us have ever laughed throughout the entirety of the show's history. By far. Not even close.
Morning pals! Today known travel connoisseur, pop punk frontman, and roundball aficionado Adam Ferrone joins Trill Withers once again for some harmless audio mischief with topics including... What's next for Rone's beloved Birds? Where does Nick Foles end up and is he destined to unite with fellow horsemen John Elway in Denver? FOLKS,, Trilly wants New Orleans vs Kansas City. Kyler Murray is about to make a CORRECT decision,,, wow! Also why THE HELL are the Thunder retiring Nick Collison's jersey? Is Eric Maynor getting the call next? Would you trade Joel Embiid for Anthony Davis straight up? Does Carmelo exist solely in purgatory now? Plus the All-NBA 1st team halfway through the season so far...
Trilly Whiskers is joined by the one and only Adam Ferrone to talk about some real stinky stuff in this crazy cold world. 2nd returns for All-Star starters are in and DRose/DWade are STILL top 2 in voting. PU folks! Could Luka overtake LeBron and captain the West? What's going on with the chemistry problems on the 76ers? Did you know Adidas & Puma were founded by two VERY bad German brothers? Could Pascal Siakam actually have a bigger ceiling than Giannis? We discuss that and more after Rone proves the pencil IS mightier than the sword...
Jon Glaser (aka Councilman Jeremy Jamm) joins the program to talk about getting into comedy, attending Michigan, experiencing a terrible sports loss, being a genuinely nice human being but playing a dickhead on tv, and a million other things. Including talking about his new show on TruTV, "Jon Glaser Loves Gear." Season 2 premiers Wednesday, January 9th at 10:30 pm.
But before all that, Derrick Rose said a thing, Hedo Turkoglu is apparently a terrible human being???, and Clemson beat Alabama to a PULP.
Comedy God Ron Funches joins the show to promote his new Comedy Central Special airing TONIGHT January 4th. We talk about many preposterous things ranging from wrestling entrances to fighting animals to Conan O'Brien and Eric Andre. Then, Whiskers and The Mick Man break down the NFL playoffs, converse about some NBA happenings, and become gay for Willie McGinest.
This is the episode where we give out awards and also talk about 21 Savages new album and LeBron's feud with the Jewish community and also some other stuff idk it was yesterday who can remember that far back in the past
The one and only Caron Butler calls in to discuss Christmas, his Mountain Dew addiction, the decline of Aaron Rodgers, his unique road to the NBA, his All Dark Alley Team, Kobe vs. Wade, and too many other gems to list. Also, Rone joins the beginning and end of the program to talk about the diamond industry and the gifts given to Jesus.
While discussing De'Aaron Fox (the best prospect from his Draft Class) and Luka Doncic (the best prospect from HIS draft class) and how they could have played together, the boys look back on the Rockets selecting Hakeem over MJ and come to a horrifying conclusion. Also, the Patriots stink.
4x Defensive Player of the Year and all around LEGEND Ben Wallace joins us courtesy of the Grand Rapids Drive. He brings us plenty of Rasheed stories, how ML Carr and the Celtics tried to play him as a shooting guard as a rookie, the impact Charles Oakley had on his life, how his Pistons would play against today's Warriors, and a million other things. Easily one of the best conversations ever had on this or any other podcast.
Today the Mickman and FC Aficionado Whiskers tackle:-Safety Gronk and what a debacle that was-Heisman Talk and how Josh "Good Josh" Allen was snubbed-Building around the Donc Man-No but seriously why the hell was Gronk playing safety
Romeo Miller joins the program to discuss a whole lotta basketball, growing up in a fish tank, the best celebrity hoopers, and how his lifelong friend DeMar DeRozan handled the trade from Toronto to San Antonio. But before all that, simply a preposterous conversation between Withers and the Mick Man.
Chicago Bears legend and professional ball puncher Charles "Peanut" Tillman joined the program to chop it up about a whole heap of things including the very true fact that he did NOT do steroids and would like for the vicious rumors that he started to cease immediately.
Zion Williamson: Actually Good. R.J. Barrett: Also, actually good. Cam Reddish: Folks,,, Reags joins us to break down this college basketball season and to talk about Karl-Anthony Towns continued cowardice.
I simply could not bring myself to type it. Today the gang discusses,, Football: What is it? Kareem Hunt/Tyreek Hill vs. Alvin Kamara/Michael Thomas... Does Tetris have winners?? The Sex Man being hated by his teammates. Trading Kemba? Jimmy Butler only playing primetime games and not a soul will check him. Let's discuss.
D-Rose dropped a career high 50 and it was a very conflicting moment for NBA fans everywhere. What is the correct take on this? Buddy,,, you've come to the right place. Also, Dak Prescott sells his own cologne for some reason. We make fun of that for an extended period of time.