Episodes
On this episode, KD and Eddie speak to Grammy award-winning, multi-platinum rapper, producer, singer, songwriter and rookie professional basketball player J. Cole. They discuss Cole's new album 'The Off Season,' returning to his rapping roots in punchlines and being relatable. Plus Cole and KD talk about the competition/friendships they have with the likes of Drake, Kendrick Lamar and LeBron James. And of course they talk about Cole's dive into professional basketball as a member of the...
Published 05/15/21
This week, Eddie calls up KD while he's on the road and catches up with GQ's newly minted Twitter GOAT. The ETCs duo discuss their love for Twitter and social media in general, the constantly evolving dialogue around basketball, the legendary open runs NBA players have in the offseason, and Eddie's daughter realizing uncle Kevin is famous. Plus, they finally talk about how they met and became friends all off a little Twitter trash talk and much, much more.  Learn more about your ad choices....
Published 05/06/21
This week Kevin and Eddie talk to the former NBA Defensive Player of the Year, three-time NBA Champion, three-time All-Star, and self proclaimed greatest defender of all-time Draymond Green. Kevin and Dray talk about the competitiveness of the new era of NBA players, Draymond's future in TV, what made their Warriors teams so special in their championship runs. Plus, they reveal what they were talking about in THAT conversation that became an iconic gif/meme, and of course they discuss the...
Published 04/08/21
This week, KD and Eddie talk to iconic designer, founder of Fear of God, and newly minted head of Adidas basketball Jerry Lorenzo. Jerry discusses the origins of Fear of God, "style" vs. fashion, his inspirations for the brand, how sports is always at the roots of anything he does, his new partnership with Adidas and the idea of having signature athletes signed to Fear of God athletics. Then, they guys as Jerry if imitation really is a form of flattery, Jerry and KD reminisce on KD's...
Published 03/25/21
This week KD and Eddie are joined by famed writer, director and producer Rick Famuyiwa, known for his work on movies and TV series like The Wood, Brown Sugar, Dope, The Chi and The Mandalorian. Rick, KD and Eddie talk about Rick's journey from a highschool hoops star, to a walk on at USC and all the way through Hollywood as a filmmaker. They also discuss Rick's forthcoming Magic Johnson documentary, the difference in play styles between basketball in the 80s and basketball now, the idea of...
Published 03/11/21
This week KD and Eddie are joined by legendary NBA reporter Shams Charania from The Athletic and Stadium. The guys talk with Shams about what he’s doing away from basketball, including the shows he’s bingeing, the music he’s listening to and how often he gets to go hoop. Plus, Shams breaks a little news, and KD discusses trash talking on the court and how Kevin Garnett’s trash talking legacy left its imprint on the league for years to come. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Published 02/25/21
Back from hiatus, KD and Eddie are joined by the newest member of the Boardroom family, Pierce Simpson, and Fox Sports’ Kameron Hay. They talk the Super Bowl, The Weekend’s halftime show, and Kevin’s favorite player Calvin Johnson making the hall of fame. Then they pivot to music and discuss Lil Durk’s rise to superstardom, the artists they’re looking out for in 2021, and of course the NBA’s COVID protocols and Shams Charania’s very, very in depth reporting and much, much more.  Learn more...
Published 02/11/21
On this special episode of The ETCs, KD and Eddie spoke to Quavo, 1/3 of Migos. Quavo discussed Migos forthcoming album Culture III, along with their origins, his transition from sports to music, his flair for fashion and his admiration for KD's subtle "drip," and much more.  Plus, KD and Eddie had a quick convo about KD's preseason performance, the Nets title prospects, the intersection of music and sports that KD finds himself in so often, his future as a "stretch 5" on the court, getting...
Published 12/22/20
On this episode, KD and Eddie talk to Mr. Big Baller Brand himself, the one and only, LaVar Ball. LaVar discusses his three sons making it to the NBA and their winding paths to get there. Plus, he talks about Lonzo, LiAngelo and LaMelo's first games together, his wife Tina's integral role in their family and the boy's journeys to the NBA, the future of the Big Baller Brand, his plan to get all the boys on the same NBA team in the future and so much more. Plus, KD gives his take on Lonzo's fit...
Published 12/17/20
This week Kevin and Eddie talk to legendary businessman and Roc-a-Fella Records co-founder Kareem "Biggs" Burke. Biggs leaves no stone unturned as he discusses his origins as a party promoter alongside his brother and Dame Dash in the Best Out crew, as well as the formation of The Roc and the growth of the company and their 360 approach to the music business. He also talks about working with Kanye West then and now, not being sold on Jay-Z initially, his renewed love for the music business...
Published 12/03/20
This week KD and Eddie talk to the undisputed UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman. Kamaru discusses his origins in wrestling – including losing to a girl for a month while he learned the sport -– and his transition to MMA. Kevin and Kamaru reveal their mindset when facing a loudmouth opponent in a true grudge match, and their motivation even after reaching the highest heights of their sports. Plus Kamaru discusses the #EndSARS movement in his native Nigeria, his future opponents and so...
Published 11/19/20
On this episode, KD and Eddie talk to famed engineer extraordinaire Derek "MixedByAli" Ali. They discuss his origins as an engineer, early sessions with Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q and the rest of TDE, his reluctance to work with other artists, crafting sounds for artists like SZA, Summer Walker and others, his personal and work relationships with late greats Nipsey Hussle and Mac Miller, Top Dawg's reaction to mixing one To Pimp A Butterfly drum loop for an entire week, his Engine Ears...
Published 11/12/20
KD and Eddie talk with legendary SLAM Magazine writers and editors Robert "Scoop" Jackson and Russ Bengston. The group discusses the legacy and lasting impact of SLAM, Allen Iverson's importance to the magazine's rise, the iconic 1996 NBA Draft class cover, Scoop's influence on media, Kevin's earliest SLAM coverage and much, much more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 10/29/20
For episode 2, KD and Eddie talk to the mythical man behind the trademark sounds from OVO and Drake that have helped shape the last decade-plus of popular music.   The engineer, producer and songwriter extraordinaire talks all things Drake, OVO, producing, engineering, acting as a child, his sisters influencing his sound, the art of sampling, dealing with Multiple Sclerosis, his origins in music, his favorite Drake song, and much, much more. And yes, they even talk Drake's forthcoming album...
Published 10/15/20
KD and Eddie continue their convo with Kyrie, picking up right where they left off. They discuss Kevin and Kyrie’s time together in Brazil for the 2016 Summer Olympics (their “rough” patch), facing each other in the 2017 NBA Finals, Kyrie being labeled “the disruptor” and his decision not to respond. Plus, they talk Brooklyn Nets new head coach Steve Nash, who takes the last shot for the Nets and Kyrie’s retirement plans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 10/01/20
For the premiere episode of The ETCs with Kevin Durant, KD and Eddie talk to the one and only Kyrie Irving for a convo that ran so deep it had to split into two parts. In Part 1, Kyrie dishes on his upbringing, the New York vs. New Jersey hoop battles from his high school days, Kobe Bryant's influence on both his game and his life, his friendship and partnership with KD, Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals and THAT spin move he mixed Steph with as a member of the Celtics. All that and much, much...
Published 09/29/20
Welcome to The ETCs Podcast with Kevin Durant, where KD, co-host Eddie Gonzalez, and special guests will have candid conversations about the best of sports, music, entertainment and culture. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 09/16/20
Published 09/16/20