Episodes
Dive into another episode of the Point Forward podcast with hosts Andre Iguodala and Evan Turner. This week, they're joined by Michael Wilbon! They discuss the evolving world of basketball, emphasizing the pivotal roles of storytelling, communication, and the often-overlooked nuances that shape the sport. Explore how personal experiences, mentorship, and cultural diversity not only redefine the NBA but also underscore the power of inclusivity and legacy in shaping basketball's future. Learn...
Published 04/17/24
Join Andre and Evan for their final episode of Courts and Culture, presented by Hennessy, as they share their favorite cities for shopping and the unique experiences each location offers. They discuss memorable shopping trips with teammates, the thrill of finding limited edition items, and how shopping differs from country to country. This episode is sponsored by Hennessy. Please drink responsibly. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 04/12/24
Join Evan and Andre as they share their Masters picks and give their takes on the Timberwolves ownership saga. Evan sits down for an exclusive conversation with Heat rookie Jaime Jaquez Jr., exploring his remarkable basketball journey from UCLA to the Miami Heat, and discussing his aspirations to expand basketball's reach in Mexico and South America. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 04/10/24
In their inaugural episode of Money Moves Powered by Ark Invest, Andre and Evan discuss financial literacy and strategies for handling money, emphasizing the importance of setting goals, knowing your monthly overhead, and being efficient with your finances. They also talk about the power of compound interest, and learning the skill of saying no to unnecessary expenses. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 04/05/24
Join Andre and Evan on their second installment of the Courts and Culture Travel Guide brought to you by Hennessy, as they dive into the world of international travel, sharing their firsthand experiences and the profound impact it's had on their lives. In this international focused episode, they discuss their very first trips abroad to their favorite destinations like Italy, Spain, and Nigeria. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 04/05/24
This week on Point Forward Podcast, Ohio State icon and current broadcaster Clark Kellogg sits down with Andre and Evan to his journey from the court to the commentary box. Kellogg dives deep into the evolving landscape of college basketball, covering the impact of the transfer portal, athlete compensation, and the crucial role of education and accountability. Tune in to hear Kellogg's insights on the changes, challenges, and future of college sports, offering invaluable lessons for athletes...
Published 04/03/24
Join Andre and Evan on a journey through their favorite NBA cities as they share personal stories about team travel, detailing their favorite restaurants and shops in Miami, Chicago, New York and more. The duo discuss seeing the evolution of cities like Toronto and Boston first hand, and how NBA cities serve as a perfect blend of leisure, networking, and business. Learn about the unique opportunities NBA players have to connect, explore, and grow, both on and off the court. This episode is...
Published 03/29/24
In this episode of Point Forward, Andre and Evan welcome Seattle native Jamal Crawford, a player renowned for his unique on-court flair. Jamal opens up about his early days, the challenges he faced, including injuries and competition, and how his distinctive playing style and mental toughness propelled him from a quiet observer to a prominent leader in the league. The conversation explores the crucial roles of mental toughness, embracing opportunities, and the intersection of basketball with...
Published 03/27/24
Andre and Evan welcome Jess Sims from Peloton, sharing her inspiring journey from teaching to fitness stardom, all while emphasizing the power of authenticity and seizing opportunities. Jess delves into personal challenges, her approach to mental well-being, and the transformative power of self-care on her path to success. This heartfelt conversation promises to motivate and uplift, showcasing how staying true to oneself can unlock extraordinary achievements. Learn more about your ad choices....
Published 03/22/24
Join Evan and Andre on this week’s episode of Point Forward, where Malik Mack shares stories about his transformative journey at Harvard, tackling stereotypes, balancing the rigor of academics with athletics, and his ambitious plans to empower his community through education. Evan and Andre dive into the significance of legacy in the world of sports, the evolving "face of the NBA," Kyrie’s desire to play for Team USA in Paris, and the globalization trend of the NBA. Learn more about your ad...
Published 03/20/24
Join Andre, Evan and their special guest Megan Rapinoe for a compelling live discussion from the Vox Stage at SXSW in Austin, Texas. Megan opens up about her path to becoming an iconic figure in sports and activism, emphasizing the importance of using her voice for change. She dives into the challenges and triumphs of advocating for social issues, the exhilarating journey to championship wins, and the critical role of teamwork and mental fortitude in sports. Don't miss this inspiring...
Published 03/15/24
In this week's edition of Point Forward, join Andre and Evan as they dive into the heart of sports and business controversies. They kick off the discussion with a potentially game-changing NBA TV deal, explore the NCAA's innovative in-season tournament and the impact of NIL deals, and offer insights into NCAA Men's Basketball tournament futures. The episode takes an intriguing turn as they tackle the Tesla truck resale controversy and dissect Elon Musk's business strategies. Whether you're a...
Published 03/13/24
Join Andre and Evan as they sit down with the electrifying Spice Adams on this week’s episode of Point Forward. Spice shares stories about his transition from the league to comedy and his lifelong passion for entertaining others. Adams reflects on his football career, his official retirement moment at a local White Castle, and the impact of playing for multiple NFL teams.  Dre and Evan also explore the rise of WNBA ticket prices due to Kaitlyn Clark's popularity and impact on the game. They...
Published 03/08/24
Andre and Evan sit down with the incomparable Shaun Livingston, exploring his journey from Illinois to the bright lights of the NBA. During the episode, Shaun opens up about the pivotal moments that defined his career, from the decision to bypass college and enter the NBA draft, to the gut-wrenching injury and subsequent rehabilitation. The conversation also delves into Shaun's journey of bouncing back and finding a role in the league. Shaun, Andre, and Evan share the lessons they learned...
Published 03/06/24
Cathie Wood is the founder of ARK Invest, an American investment management firm estimated to be worth around $60 billion. We sat down with her this February to talk the idea of "ARK Invest" came to her, getting to this point of success, and being a true disruptor in the space. ...Not to mention how an athlete's ability to assess risk with the matter of seconds makes them a great fit for the world of investing. Dive in and let us know what you think! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Published 03/01/24
Kevin Huerter joins the show to talk Sacramento Kings and his growth throughout the NBA. Before we dive in with Mr. Red Velvet himself, we're taking a hard look around the league to see who is primed for NBA Playoffs (the Celtics) and whose seeding is up in the air (every team in the West). Follow Point Forward on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and YouTube. Part of SB Nation and the Vox Media Podcast Network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 02/28/24
In today's Point Forward Friday Business drop, we wanted to continue to elaborate on where the G league has come and where it can potentially go. After another Rising Stars Challenge featured a top-tier showdown, doors continue to open for the G-League's possibilities. Then we continue to talk GROWTH as we sit down with hosts, Rashad Bilal and Troy Millings, of the Earn Your Leisure Podcast on site of Wharton School's Whitney M. Young Conference. We breakdown the confidence behind business...
Published 02/23/24
The one and only Rasheed Wallace joins Andre and Evan for a wild conversation around his time in the NBA, facing the Lakers, and influencing the next generation of talent today. But before we break bread with one of the game's most notorious big men, we just had to give our take on the NBA All-Star Weekend. We're talking everything from what the hell happened to the dunk contest, the brilliance of the three-point contest, and how to better build for the games in the future. What's your take?...
Published 02/21/24
In 2026 North America is set to host the prestigious World Cup matches across 3 countries, 16 cities. You know what the means? MONEY. Andre Iguodala and Evan Turner break down the insane numbers behind ensuring every city meets FIFA requirements to host the games. Lastly, we sit down with a fellow World Cup athlete herself, Danielle Slaton. We dive into the evolution of the women's game here in the U.S., the pathway to today's current National Women's Soccer League, and ultimately her...
Published 02/16/24
The legendary Ken Griffey Jr. joins the show as we debate GOAT all episode long: Patrick Mahomes, Dunk Contest, and the history of Black Excellence in the NBA. One of the most influential athletes of all time, Ken Griffey Jr., talks to us about how his training, work ethic, and swagger led him to shift the entire culture of baseball. Heading into the interview, you know we HAD to talk Super Bowl. Is Patrick Mahomes legacy still up for debate? Now this upcoming week, we have a whole other...
Published 02/14/24
Joakim Noah joins Andre Iguodala and Evan Turner to *finally* break bread after such outstanding careers. We recap some of the greatest moments, lowest moments, and every emotion in between. Yet despite all three players being retired, the work on the court doesn't finish as Joakim Noah puts down his foot on who he's rooting for come the Paris Olympics. Before we get the chance to sit down with the former DPOY, we had to talk through Jay-Z's gems he shared during the Grammys. And speaking of...
Published 02/07/24
Ernie Johnson joins hosts Andre Iguodala and Evan Turner to talk the landscape of basketball today and how, despite multiple battles with cancer, Ernie continues to overcome and change the game. But before we dive in with one of the G.O.A.Ts, we HAVE to talk Super Bowl odds - more specifically Andre's Niners! Then, you know Evan had to break down Luka's 73-point game which of course called for a surprising rebuttal from Andre: do these stats even matter if you ain't winning?! Listen...
Published 01/31/24
This Wednesday, we sit down with the one and only fashion designer and Chicago native, Joe Freshgoods, sits down to talk about his permanent influence on the culture. JFG spills his secrets on coming up with no co-signs to seal his legacy as one of the greatest multi-hyphenate creatives in this generation. Prior to learning from the genius, we reflect on Dejan Milojević's legacy, the looming NBA Trade Deadline featuring the best trades in history, and lastly...how out of pocket was Paul...
Published 01/24/24
Today, hosts Andre Iguodala and Evan Turner are talking about their favorite topic with someone who knows it best, Dean Athanasia, the President of Regional Banking at Bank of America. Dean has been on the forefront of some of the biggest business moves that have kept Bank of America ahead of the industry - from digital banking to building genuine communities with their customers. And one of his biggest attributions to how he's learned to lead the way? His time playing football.  In the...
Published 01/19/24