Arts and Culture
More from Google
Get the Android app
Get the iOS app
Ball Is Life
Stories and discussion with special guests around their lives, careers and how they got to where they are. Presented by Ball Is Life.
Mar 2, 2020
ESPN's Eric Woodyard Talks About His Journey, News Breaking, Michigan, BIG3 & More
ESPN's Eric Woodyard joins Positionless to discuss where his passion for covering sports and basketball came from, his reporting and insight on the BIG3, roots in Flint, Michigan and more.
Jan 23, 2020
Chris Broussard Talks Oakley's Cooking, The Odd Couple, Covering BIG3 And More
Fox Sports' Chris Broussard joins the show to talk BIG3, The Odd Couple, his relationships with New York players like Kenyon Martin and Charles Oakley plus more.
Oct 28, 2019
Cassidy Hubbarth on SneakerCenter, Hoops Streams, The Rockets, NBA Season, Kendrick Perkins And More
ESPN's Cassidy Hubbarth on life as a mother, her new ESPN+ show SneakerCenter, Hoops Streams, the NBA season, her take on the Rockets, favorite on-air personalities to work with and more.
Sep 6, 2019
Greg Oden Talks About His Childhood, BIG3, Basketball And Friendships Beyond Hoops With Mike Conley and Other Teammates
Greg Oden joins Positionless to talk about his early childhood, life and friendships he created. In this episode, Oden talks about where his passion for basketball came, being a father and how he became great friends with Mike Conley and other middle school teammates.
Aug 27, 2019
Thomas Scott, The BIG3's Director Of Basketball Operations, Talks BIG3, His Role And Life Plus More
Director of Basketball Operations with the BIG3, Thomas Scott, joins Positionless on Ball Is Life to talk about hoops, the BIG3, his role, player development and training plus more.
Aug 20, 2019
Corey Maggette on BIG3, Power's Team, His Chicago Roots, His NBA Career And More
Corey Maggette sits down in Chicago to discuss his early hoops days, BIG3 Season 3 and the progression of his team Power and more.
Jul 20, 2019
Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf On Staying In Shape, What The BIG3 Has Given Him, His Career And More.
From comparisons to Stephen Curry to being one of the most consistent players in the BIG3, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf discusses his career, Gary Payton and the coaching/playing dynamic with him, his LSU days, his beliefs and feelings and much more.
Jul 3, 2019
NBA Hall Of Famer And Nuggets Legend Alex English Talks Life After Basketball, NBA Comparisons From 80's To Today, Nuggets And More.
NBA Hall Of Famer Alex English (@alexenglish_2) joins Positionless on Ball Is Life to talk about life after basketball, players he's compared to, his time with the Nuggets and the differences and similarities between his teams and the NBA today, plus much more.
Jun 26, 2019
Shams Charania Discusses Free-Agency Buzz, His Career Progression And Growth, The Grind Of The NBA And More.
On Ball Is Life's Positionless podcast hosted by Oliver Maroney, Charania came on to discuss the upcoming free-agent market, never-ending news-cycle, his new roles with Stadium and the Athletic, rumors and rumblings around the league and much more. In the show, Charania discussed his recent story on the Anthony Davis saga, New Orleans interest in Al Horford, Kristaps Porzingis's extension and the Mavericks being players in free-agency, as well as the different reasons for players wanting to potentially move elsewhere.
Jun 5, 2019
Cuffs The Legend Talks NBA Finals, Training And Basketball, NBA Prospects, The Lakers Situation And More
Basketball trainer Cuffs The Legend (@CuffsTheLegend) joins Positionless to discuss what a "trainer" is and isn't, the basketball culture, what the Lakers do this offseason and moving forward, the NBA Finals so far, North Carolina hoops and much more.
May 30, 2019
Brandan Wright Talks NBA Draft, Changes in the NBA over the past 10 years, Teammates He's Had, His Rehab And More
UNC great and NBA veteran Brandan Wright discusses his rehab over the past season or so, some of his best teammates, the changes that have happened in the NBA, NBA draft prospects that he likes and why, plus more.
May 24, 2019
BIG3 Founder Ice Cube Talks About The League's Growth, His Success, Priority Records Run-In, His Son And More
BIG3 founder Ice Cube comes on the show to discuss the league, it's expansion, the goals and obstacles it has faced, his run-in with Priority Records, what success looks like, his son and more.
May 14, 2019
330 Talk, Hooping Overseas, LeBron And CJ Plus More With Errick McCollum And Romeo Travis
Errick McCollum and Romeo Travis join the show to discuss Ohio hoops, their friends and brothers like CJ McCollum and LeBron James, what it's like to make it out and play overseas, playing together in Israel and much more.
May 9, 2019
BIG3 Number One Pick Royce White Talks About Ice Cube, Mental Health and The Conversation Around It, Playing With Enemies And More.
Number one pick in the BIG3 Royce White talks about his journey to the BIG3, meeting Ice Cube, mental health and common misconceptions about it, his team and chances of winning a championship with Gilbert Arenas, Lamar Odom, Rick Mahorn and company, his "I flew here" shirt and what it really means plus more.
Apr 29, 2019
Mike Conley on being a father, facing criticism, friendships around the league, his legacy and more.
Mike Conley sits down to discuss being a father, his early life and where basketball came in, his relationship with "grit and grind" Memphis teams, his legacy and career, toughest players for him to guard, best golfers in the NBA and more. We also bring in his old teammate and friend Brandon McDonald and try to surprise Mike with him on the line.
Apr 24, 2019
Taylor Rooks Talks About Her New Show, NBA Interviews, Jimmy Butler, Dame Lillard And More
Bleacher Report's Taylor Rooks discusses her transition to B/R, her interviews and relationships with players, why she feels the need to speak up on certain topics, NBA playoffs and more.
Apr 19, 2019
Drew Hanlen Discusses Life As A Trainer, His Career And Start, His NBA End Of Season Awards Plus More
NBA trainer and CEO of PureSweat, Drew Hanlen, joins Positionless to discuss his time as a player, where he started training, how it turned into a business and his life, plus we discuss and debate the end of season NBA awards including all three All-NBA teams, plus his MVP and much more.
1 hr 9 min
Feb 14, 2019
David Griffin Discusses His Journey Into Basketball and NBA Front Office Jobs, Working As GM Of Cavaliers, Communication, Current Teams In The League And More
Former Cavaliers GM and current SiriusXM and NBATV analyst and host David Griffin discusses how he got into basketball, starting in Phoenix and growing into Cavaliers GM, the most difficult parts of being a general manager and what it takes, his thoughts on trades, communication and honesty. We also discuss Kevin Love's transformation as a player, current NBA teams he likes and how they're operated, what trade rumors and media can do to teams and more.
1 hr 10 min
Feb 13, 2019
ESPN's Cassidy Hubbarth Talks Motherhood, New ESPN Deal, All-Star Celebrity Game, Her Career And More
New mother and newly re-signed ESPN personality, host and sideline reporter Cassidy Hubbarth discusses becoming a mom, the help she received from peers like Ramona Shelburne, Doris Burke and Rachel Nichols, getting her new extension with ESPN, her journey into sports broadcasting, being a pioneer in sports social media and current NBA trends and topics.
Feb 7, 2019
Sopan Deb, New York Time's Culture Writer and Comedian, Discusses Childhood, Career, Covering Trump, Being A Comedian, NBA and Boston Celtics
New York Times culture writer Sopan Deb comes on Positionless to discuss his career path, childhood, covering the Trump campaign, writing about Arrested Development, NBA and Boston Celtics and much more.
Jan 31, 2019
Yahoo Sports and RealGM's Keith Smith Discusses Sources, Breaking News, Getting Into Basketball And Balancing Life
During a hectic trade between the Mavs and Knicks, Keith Smith from RealGM and Yahoo Sports, comes on to discuss his journey in basketball journalism and reporting. The salary cap guru discusses how he gets sources, what he did to get to where he is, balancing family, basketball and his full-time career plus much more.
1 hr 1 min
Jan 24, 2019
Max Bretos talks his career from Fox Soccer and MAXimum Soccer to ESPN and LAFC. Plus, Austin Mills talks hosting, winning $100K and more.
On the latest episode of Positionless, Max Bretos (@MBretosESPN) from ESPN and the voice of LAFC discusses his journey in sports from playing rugby growing up, watching cricket and announcing soccer games for free to what he's doing now. Then, Austin Mills (@austinjmills) discusses hosting with the NBA, winning $100k and more.
Jan 17, 2019
Episode 13: Lamar Hurd Discusses His Life, Career, Broadcasting, Trail Blazers And More
Trail Blazers broadcaster Lamar Hurd joins the show to discuss how he got into basketball, committing to college, coaching youth basketball, how he transitioned to broadcasting, the Trail Blazers team and organization plus more.
Jan 10, 2019
Episode 12: Aaron West
COPA90 Presenter Aaron West (@ayyy_west) joins Oliver to discuss his journey into soccer, interviewing Buffon, Klopp vs Pep, the MLS draft and US soccer systems and much more.
Jan 4, 2019
Episode 11: Romeo Travis
Romeo Travis takes us through his life. From growing up in Akron, Ohio to playing overseas and being a father, Travis discusses his journey as a professional basketball player, father and more.
Dec 28, 2018
Episode 10: Matt Sheldon
Professional soccer player and YouTuber Matt Sheldon discusses his career, life, journey, how he got started and much more.
Dec 27, 2018
Episode 9: Jarrett Payton
Jarrett Payton, former soccer player, NFL football player and son of NFL legend Walter Payton discusses his career and life around sports and more.
Dec 21, 2018
Episode 8: Jordan Poyer
Bills player Jordan Poyer discusses his season, how he got into football, parenting, giving back to kids and much more.
Dec 13, 2018
Episode 7: Jorge Sedano
Jorge Sedano of ESPN takes us through his life and career, what makes Dan LeBetard and Rachel Nichols special, why Dwyane Wade is meaningful to him and much more.
Dec 7, 2018
Episode 6: Steve Zakuani
Former Sounders and Timbers player Steve Zakuani discusses everything in his career and beyond. From playing against Beckham to breaking his leg and overcoming unforeseen injuries, the former MLS number one overall draft pick talks about everything that made him and much more.
Nov 29, 2018
Episode 5: Rex Chapman
Former NBA and Kentucky basketball star Rex Chapman joins Positionless to discuss how he got into basketball, his decision to go to Kentucky, five-star basketball camp with Michael Rapaport, his time in the NBA and what the game has turned into, scouting and identifying talented players, his battle with opiod addiction and much more.
Nov 23, 2018
Episode 4: Malik Henry
Malik Henry, star QB of the Netflix series "Last Chance U", discusses the impact that the show had on him, how he started playing football, his current playing status and much more.
Nov 19, 2018
Episode 3: Mark Geragos
Well known lawyer Mark Geragos discusses how he got into the business, his case with Kaepernick against the NFL and his excitement around the BIG3 basketball league.
Nov 11, 2018
Episode 2: Jemele Hill
Jemele Hill discusses her start in journalism, her time at ESPN and her new endeavors with The Atlantic and narration of LeBron's "Shut Up and Dribble" documentary.
Nov 9, 2018
Episode 1: Bonzi Wells
Bonzi Wells talks about his early childhood, playing with the Trail Blazers during the late 90's and early 2000's, life after the NBA and more.
1 hr 5 min