Episodes
After Rudy Gobert claimed he could lock up The Big Fella, Spice tries to instigate a matchup between Shaq and the Jazz center. The Big Aristotle's feelings about the Mavs-Suns series has him fumbling over the spelling of "Dallas" (some Spelling Bee Champion, huh?). 'That's Spicy' has everything from awkward Mother's Day gifts to viral post-fight interviews.
Published 05/12/22
With Spice fully on the Suns' bandwagon and ready to talk basketball, the crew discusses Chris Paul's near-perfect game, the Sixers' future, and the rift between Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert. Shaq shares his thoughts on The Met Gala couture and Nischelle finally gets The Big Fella to open up during a game of "Ask Me Anything."
Published 05/05/22
Published 05/05/22
With the NBA Playoffs in full swing, the Big Fella sounds off on the Kevin Durant and Charles Barkley Twitter beef, Joel Embiid's injury, James Harden's playoff efficiency and more. Spice's trending topics has Shaq thinking of a new business endeavor and the crew plays a game of Start/Bench/Cut.
Published 04/28/22
The Big Fella has the NBA Playoffs on his mind and doesn't hold back about Nikola Jokic's ejection in Game 2, the Warriors' newest Splash Brother, and Kyrie's comments towards Boston fans. Master P makes a bold claim, so Spice has to know...what would it take for Shaq to coach the Lakers? The crew pays tribute to the late DJ Kay Slay.
Published 04/21/22
Shaq and Spice have a little fun to cheer up Nischelle. The Big Fella reflects on being recognized by legendary actresses and shares his thoughts on the Lakers latest drama. Shaq takes over 'That's Spicy' to get the crew's thoughts on Cam Newton's recent comments.
Published 04/14/22
Jamal Crawford drops by the Big Podcast studio to hang with the Big Fella. The 3x Sixth Man of the Year talks everything from the Lakers' disappointing season, his NBA Awards predictions and even weighs in on our sugar vs. salt grits debate. Spice can’t wait for the crew's opinion of Paula Patton’s viral chicken recipe.
Published 04/09/22
Academy Award-Winner Shaquille O’Neal (you heard that right), reflects on what it meant for 'Queen of Basketball’ to win the Oscar for best short subject documentary. The crew weighs in on the slap heard around the world, Coach K’s Final Four Finale, the Lakers looming future and more. Nischelle quizzes the two love professionals on date dos and don'ts.
Published 03/31/22
Shaq is back from his 50th birthday with a big question… as LeBron approaches the top of the all-time scoring list, who is the greatest of all-time? Kareem? LeBron? MJ? The Lakers season has The Big Shaqstradamus making playoff predictions. Spice fact checks a Kobe Story and finally gets into the Kanye West-Pete Davidson drama. Nischelle can’t let Oscars week get by without passing out Shaqadamey Awards.
Published 03/24/22
Spice, Nischelle and Shaq are back in action after the NBA All-Star Break. The Big Fella gets nostalgic about those who helped him become a Hall-of-Famer, shares his thoughts on this year’s Dunk Contest and breaks down Embiid and Harden’s keys to success as a duo. Spice cooks up a long-awaited edition of ‘That’s Spicy.’
Published 03/03/22
Hall-of-Famer Tracy McGrady stops by and fits right into the Big Podcast family. The 7x NBA All-Star talks missing out on the NBA Top 75 list, what it means to be a ‘great player’, his Bleacher Report x Triller VERZUZ battle against Allen Iverson & more. The crew debates Matthew Stafford’s career and give some advice on a new edition of ‘Love Shaq University.’
Published 02/17/22
Shaq, Nischelle and Spice get right into the news of former Dolphins head coach Brian Flores' lawsuit against the NFL and the lack of opportunity for Black head coaches. Comedian Bubba Dub joins the crew and keeps the whole gang laughing at his takes on the Lakers, Cowboys and even Shaq himself…‘That’s Trash!’ The Big Fella gets real about James Harden trade rumors & Nischelle receives a birthday surprise.
Published 02/10/22
The Big Fella reveals what went down in the DMs after his harsh criticism of Ben Simmons on NBA on TNT. The gang is eager to discuss the Super Bowl matchup of fellow LSU alums OBJ and Joe Burrow, Russell Westbrook’s recent productivity and the true story behind Shaq’s appearance in the new Janet Jackson documentary.
Published 02/03/22
Shaq, Spice & Nischelle kick off this week's episode with reactions to the most exciting weekend of NFL action in recent memory. Shaq gives the inside scoop on his sideline conversation with Russell Westbrook, and you won't believe why the Big Fella made an impromptu call to the Miami Zoo mid-podcast.
Published 01/27/22
With a show full of friendly wagers, Shaq pays up to Spice after the Cowboys devastating loss. The crew predicts the remainder of the NFL Playoffs and the Big Fella even gives a coaching suggestion for Dallas. Shaq opens up about the Lakers current trouble and gives Ja Morant his flowers.
Published 01/20/22
Shaq, Nischelle and Spice are ready to start off the new year in a BIG way. The Big Diesel gives the Warriors their flowers and weighs in on Antonio Brown’s situation in Tampa. Spice can’t wait to get the gang's opinions on Kanye’s recent spicy actions and a new reality show featuring The Big Fella’s son (to his own surprise)! Nischelle calls on Shaqstradamus to make some 2022 predictions about NBA All-Stars, NFL Playoffs and more.
Published 01/13/22
Shaq, Spice & Nichelle get in the holiday spirit with a fun gift exchange and spirited debate surrounding Christmas movies, food and more. The trio discusses Jake Paul’s win streak, the NBA’s recent COVID spike and its effect on the upcoming Christmas Day games. There is no shortage of ‘Spicy’ topics like Jackson State's bowl loss, Rick Ross' Irish goodbye and Tom Brady's sideline outburst.
Published 12/23/21
Shaq is getting into the holiday spirit by giving the gift of some hot takes. The Big Fella covers everything from the Deron Williams vs. Frank Gore fight, the current status of the NBA and plays GM for a few special teams. Spicy serves up an extra hot edition of ‘That’s Spicy’ and Nischelle introduces a game catered especially for the Big Diesel.
Published 12/16/21
The Big Fella doesn’t hold back on Staples Center’s name change, Zion Williamson’s weight, how he would’ve handled the worst loss in NBA history and Brittany Renner’s seminar for the Jackson State football team. Spice may just have cooked up his spiciest segment yet, and Nischelle asks Shaq to clear up everything the internet has to say about him in a game of ‘Google Me.’
Published 12/09/21
Metta Sandiford-Artest joins The Big Podcast fresh off his photo-op with Ben Wallace. The NBA Champion opens up about Malice at the Palace, his relationship with Ben and Enes Kanter Freedom’s recent name change. The sports world is buzzing as Shaq reacts to the Rams’ third-straight loss, LeBron’s dispute with courtside fans and John Wall’s situation in Houston. Spicy serves up a very seasoned edition of ‘That’s Spicy.’
Published 12/02/21
After a busy week in sports, the crew is back together again with BIG opinions. Shaq shares his thoughts on everything from OBJ, Tyron Woodley and why he thinks Steph Curry is the greatest shooter of all-time. Spice breaks some news on this edition of ‘That’s Spicy’ and Nischelle sparks debate over what’s on the table for Thanksgiving.
Published 11/18/21
On this special edition of The Big Podcast, Isiah Thomas drops by to fill in for our own Detroit legend, Spice Adams. The Big Fella and Zeke take turns sharing their stories and admiration after years of friendship. The crew talks business endeavors, the Ben Simmons situation and share plenty of laughs along the way.
Published 11/11/21
2x NBA All-Star and Los Angeles native Baron Davis joins The Big Podcast to talk the young NBA stars that get the ‘BD Blessing,’ his analysis on the current state of the Lakers & Clippers, and his current business and media ventures including ‘The Black Santa Company.’ Spice Adams brings some spicy ‘Yo Mama’ jokes to the table and the crew celebrates the 25th anniversary of Shaq’s debut with the Lakers.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 11/04/21
Shaq breaks in his new digs… a custom podcast studio complete with a throne fit for the Big Fella. The crew talks Lakers, Ben Simmons and Dwight Howard’s place in NBA History. Nischelle puts Spice & Shaq to the test with a hilarious spelling bee.
Published 10/28/21
It’s a BIG week on the Big Pod as Shaq, Nischelle & Spice meet up in Los Angeles for tip-off of the 2021-22 NBA season! The trio reacts to breaking Ben Simmons news, DeAndre Ayton’s contract discussions and Giannis’ first ring ceremony. Shaq makes some SPICY predictions and brags to the crew about his 4th Grade Spelling Bee Championship ... We’ll let you decide whether or not to believe the Big Fella on that one.
Published 10/21/21