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Totally unguarded conversations about sports, culture and basketball nostalgia.

NBA veterans Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles are lifelong friends and bona fide truth-tellers. Listen as they invite special guests, high-profile athletes, musicians and entertainers to get brutally honest about everything from current events to untold stories from the golden era of sports and culture. Named for the on-court celebration they made wildly popular, this unfiltered, hilarious and surprising podcast is like playing NBA 2K with no fouls.

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Get ready for a surprise, bonus episode of Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles! Back in the fall, the guys sat down with Zach Randolph to review his incredible career. From being on the Trail Blazers with Darius, to jumping all around the league, to eventually finding a home in Memphis. The recently retired Z-Bo recounts some of his favorite memories of the NBA. He also discusses his collection of Rolls-Royce Phantoms, the record label he owns, and what it was like to be a mentor to so many young guys in the league. Z-Bo turned in one hell of a career and the Knuckleheads are here to celebrate it!
In the spirit of the holidays we had to interrupt our "Halftime" to give our fans a BONUS EPISODE! This week, NBA Veterans, Nate Robinson & Eddy Curry chop it up with Q&D about all things hoops, culture and life. Eddy shares his "bust yo ass" moment with Shaq and both Nate and Eddy talk high school hoops, draft days and their respective experiences with the Bulls. The crew talk about their glory days with the Knicks and share some of the funniest pranks from the locker room. Nate shares the story of the first time he touched the ball in an NBA game and the time he and his brother stole a car as teenagers to go see Q&D play in Seattle. Eddy talks about winning a championship with the Miami Heat while Nate shares the pride he feels watching his children fall in love with the game of basketball. Needless to say, this episode is a family affair and provide nothing but laughs for the full 90 mins so hold on tight and enjoy the ride. Happy Holidays!!!
Halftime

Halftime

2019-12-0300:32:19

Season 2 of Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles isn't over! We're just taking a break for the holidays. In this episode, the guys sit down to recap an what has been an eventful season so far. They recount their favorite stories from their lineup of guests and share a few behind-the-scenes tidbits. They also get nostalgic while telling some stories from their time in the NBA. After that, they preview what’s coming next, including bonus off-season episodes. From Kobe’s 61 at the Garden to Big Baby peeing the bed, you won’t want to miss what the guys have to say about what happened in season 2, and what’s coming up in the new year. 
Al Harrington

Al Harrington

2019-11-2601:21:471

Al Harrington joins the guys on the final episode of Season 2 of Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles. The well-respected league vet talks about what it was like to go from a “clumsy, chubby” freshman to athletic beast early on in high school. The guys then reminisce about their AAU battles, and Al describes the moment when he put himself on the map. He also discusses skipping out on college, then delves into his first year in the league — specifically how, thanks to bizarre circumstances, he wound up living with veteran Antonio Davis. From there, he goes deep on those early Pacers teams — including what it was like to be hazed by Reggie Miller and how Mark Jackson was “his vet” — then describes the fun times he had on the Warriors squads he played for and what it was like to upset the No. 1 seed Mavericks in 2007. Q then gets into his time with Al on the Knicks, saying how Al was the most excited person to be playing in NYC but that, unfortunately, by the time he left he was clearly run down. Al then goes into his post-playing career, describing his role as an advocate for marijuana and his conversation with David Stern about the use of cannabis in the league. He also touches on his very tight relationship with Stephen Jackson, aka Stak. These three have known each other since they were young’uns, so get ready for some classic stories.
Glen "Big Baby" Davis

Glen "Big Baby" Davis

2019-11-1900:58:266

This week, the fellas are joined by the one and only Glen “Big Baby” Davis. In this laughter-filled ep, Big Baby details how nasty he was on the football field as a 330-pound eighth grader. He even had Nick Saban recruiting him to play college ball. Davis explains why he chose basketball over football, and then gets into his time at LSU, which included a surprise run to the Final Four. The guys then ask him about the time he body-slammed Shaq, and Baby talks about the influence Shaq had on him growing up. The discussion then moves on to Davis’s years in Boston — Baby tells a hilarious story about missing his first team bus. He also gets into what it was like to learn from the Celtics Big 3: KG, Ray, and Paul, and talks about the effect each of them had on his career. Q then recalls a certain Secret Santa story from when he and Davis were teammates in Orlando. Big Baby details the rest of his NBA journey, and discusses the differences between each of the cities he played. Finally, you’ll want to make sure you see Big Baby’s BBQ “advertisement,” as well as find out what he did when he first made real money. 
Steve Nash

Steve Nash

2019-11-1201:27:583

On the latest episode of Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles, Suns legend Steve Nash follows up former Phoenix teammate Amar'e Stoudemire’s appearance on last week’s show. The boys take Nash through his entire life, having him explain how little notice recruiters gave to him, and then discuss how he didn’t end up making a decision on a college until the end of his senior year season in high school. Steve then talks about going to Santa Clara, and recounts how hard he had to work to play his way out of his original role as a backup. He then explains how he was originally drafted by the Suns and played for them for two years before getting traded to the Mavericks, whose fans did not like him at all in the beginning. He then candidly describes his time in Dallas, his relationship with Dirk Nowitzki, why things clicked, and how he never thought he’d leave. He also reminisces about free agency and signing with Phoenix, before Q tells a story about how Steve took less money so that Q’s contract wouldn’t have to change. They reminisce about the ’04–05 Suns, and how much fun the team was. Steve also explains why Mike D’Antoni’s system works so well, and why he loved playing with Amar'e. Q and D then ask Steve about winning back-to-back MVPs. Later, Nash gives his opinion on the state of Canadian basketball and why the Raptors winning last season’s NBA title was so great for the country — even though it came at his expense. This episode with the Hall of Fame point guard is another can’t-miss!
Amar'e Stoudemire

Amar'e Stoudemire

2019-11-0501:05:203

STAT, aka Amar'e Stoudemire, joins the show for another entertaining episode of Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles. The Suns’ legend reminisces about learning the game despite the fact that he didn’t start playing organized basketball until he was 14 — and why making the NBA five years later didn’t seem that hard. Amar'e then recounts his draft tale, and explains why he thought the Suns might take him. He then discusses  his chemistry with Phoenix point guard Stephon Marbury. After that, Amar'e and Q talk about teaming up with Steve Nash, and about how much fun they had playing together, and about their conviction that the Suns could’ve won a championship. They also open up about how confused they were when the team was dismantled soon after. Amar'e then opens up about free agency, revealing that he wanted to stay in Phoenix, but that he and and the team weren’t on the same page. That lead him to New York, where he had spent time as a kid. He says that he wanted to be the guy to recruit other players to the big city. Q presses Amar'e for an explanation of his “wine bath” phase, and Amar'e details the health benefits of wine baths. The three then talk about what it was like to play with Carmelo Anthony, before moving on to Amare’s time playing in Israel. He then tells his best Steve Nash story and gives his opinion on the best coach he ever had. The Suns’ teams led by Q and Amar'e were some of the most exciting in NBA history, and this can’t-miss episode gets into all of the behind-the-scenes drama in the desert.
Fabolous

Fabolous

2019-10-2901:04:215

This week, Brooklyn legend Fabolous joins the show. Fab recalls when he first knew he was good at rapping and how he got his big break on live radio. He then talks about what it was like to come up in New York with some of hip-hop’s greatest. Fab is the jersey king, and he runs through his outrageous collection and explains how he decides which jerseys to wear in his music videos. He also gives his opinion on who he thinks is the best New York hooper, and explains what makes Rucker Park such a special place. He and the guys then discuss Jay-Z, and Fab explains how coming from a background similar to the hip-hop icon’s inspired him. The three then discuss what it’s like to be with Roc Nation now, as well as why Jay-Z is “an artist’s artist.” Fab then reveals which current rappers he likes best, and explains why the competition amongst hip-hop artists is different today than it was in the ’90s. The three then get back to talking hoops, giving their predictions for the NBA season. Q and D also explain how the “two taps” celebration began. Finally, Fab chooses his top three desert-island albums, and dishes on what what his first big purchase was when he got some bread.
Kevin Durant Returns

Kevin Durant Returns

2019-10-2201:06:251

Easy Money Sniper is back for his second run in on Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles. KD gets right into it with details of his injury — why he felt unstoppable the night it happened, what was going through his mind, and how he feels about the entire affair. He and the guys then get to his free agency, discussing why he left Golden State and what was appealing to him about Brooklyn, as well as his thoughts on the NBA’s most dramatic personnel changes for the 2019–20 season. Kevin also gives his opinion on former teammates Russell Westbrook and James Harden teaming up in Houston, and tells Q and D-Miles why he’s so excited to watch them play together. If you want an expert opinion on today’s players, KD gives the lowdown on which of the younger guys he’ll be watching this year and what he likes about their games. He also touches on player movement in the NFL and why he believes it's a good thing for the league. The three then hash out what went on with Team USA not winning gold at the 2019 FIBA World Cup before reaffirming their conviction that the U.S. is still the preeminent basketball nation in the world. Then they get nostalgic, remembering some of their favorite basketball moments, and Kevin breaks down the games of some of his favorite players in NBA history. To finish he ranks his all-time top five teammates, and also tells the guys what he plans to do after he retires. There’s no better way to tip-off the new NBA season than by listening to one of the greatest in the game share some of his basketball knowledge.
Chamique Holdsclaw

Chamique Holdsclaw

2019-10-1500:57:442

Chamique Holdsclaw joins the fellas on another episode of Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles. The Queens LEGEND talks about what it was like growing up and hooping with guys. She discusses how she knew Ron Artest and Lamar Odom before they became stars, and also explains that she was often chosen in front of players like that when she was playing pickup. The conversation then moves from the city to the country, specifically to Knoxville, Tenn., where Chamique played for Pat Summitt. She has no shortage of stories about her old coach, everything from Pat throwing clipboards to how she inspired so many young women to be great — it’s a revealing glimpse into Pat Summitt’s true character. Chamique and the guys also talk about her decorated career at Tennessee, where she won three national championships and scored more than 3,000 points. Darius and Q also ask her what it was like to be the first woman ever on the cover of SLAM magazine cover, and then Chamique tells them how special it was to get to play for Team USA before she even got to the WNBA. She recounts the story the birth of the WNBA and about getting drafted into the league, as well as how it was possible for her to live out her childhood dreams. And you won’t want to miss hearing what it was like to play in Korea. Chamique also recalls the first time she met MJ, and goes on to explain how he became one of her mentors. Lastly, she goes into her efforts to raise awareness about mental health and why she thinks the issue is so important. “Mique” is a basketball treasure, and gives Darius and Q all they can handle in another great episode.
Gilbert Arenas

Gilbert Arenas

2019-10-0801:21:254

Another week, another killer guest on Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles. This time, “Agent Zero” Gilbert Arenas joins the show, and he gets into everything, including the time he busted up the Clippers when both Q and D were on the team. He also talks about going almost completely unnoticed in high school, and how fun it was to torch highly touted recruits. Arenas also lets us know that he was the first NBA player from the San Fernando Valley and explains why he got overlooked during the NBA draft — as well as how pissed he felt when he saw his name dropping down the board. He reminds Q and D that he was one of the O.G.’s of the jersey-swapping fad currently sweeping across all sports. And he tells just how hard it was to get KG’s jersey. He then dishes on hoops — about spying on Kobe to see if he actually practiced at three in the morning, and speculating on whether his own long-range shooting would work in today’s NBA. Arenas also discusses where he got his unabashed confidence from, and why Larry Hughes had such a huge effect on his career. And you definitely won’t want to miss when he opens up about the $2 million birthday party he threw for himself to get a better contract from Adidas. Gilbert Arenas holds nothing back, and is sure to make you laugh. 
Jerry Ferrara

Jerry Ferrara

2019-10-0101:14:231

Quentin and Darius take on our first non-athlete guest as Jerry Ferrara joins the show. Spoiler Alert: “Proctor” talks Power and his character’s recent death on the show. He explains what it’s like to die in a shootout scene and what his reaction was to being told that Proctor would be killed that episode. The fellas talk all things Entourage, too, as “Turtle” explains how Mark Wahlberg coached him through an audition, as well as who his favorite cameo on the show was. The focus returns to Power and the guys ask Jerry what it’s like to work with 50 Cent, and if he gets more recognized as Turtle or Proctor when he walks the streets. Then it’s onto New York, New York, as Jerry touches on his diehard Knick fandom. He talks about which championship rings he would trade in to get just one Knick ring and fanboys about the ’90s Knicks teams. Also, Jerry has a tough time playing Start, Cut, Bench with three of the greatest Knicks ever to step on the court. The hoop talk continues as Jerry gives his thoughts on the state of the league and just who the best New York-raised ball player is. The gang moves on to shoe talk, discussing some of the most iconic kicks of all time, including their personal favorites. Later, Jerry speaks about the time he was most start-struck on set and talks some smack when asked what other actors he would add to a 3-on-3 team with him.
Ron Artest

Ron Artest

2019-09-2400:38:022

It’s Tuesday and you know what that means: Knuckleheads back for Episode 2. Ron Artest — aka “Ron Ron,” aka “Metta World Peace” — joins the fellas to talk about everything from growing up in Queens, to playing on one of the greatest AAU teams ever, to winning an NBA championship. Ron keeps it real about growing up in the hood and explains why he is a true New Yorker at heart. He also discusses his two years at St. John’s before talking with Darius about what could have been if Darius hadn’t skipped college and instead played for the Red Storm. Artest then divulges how upset he became after he accidentally broke Michael Jordan’s ribs the first time the two met. Funny enough, the same week he met MJ in summer league, Artest also knocked down a 14-year-old LeBron James when he drove in the paint. The three then reminisce about Artest’s time with the Pacers, and why he thinks the Indiana team he was on with Reggie Miller and Jermaine O’Neal was the best he ever played for — and why he feels responsible for not getting Reggie a title. Artest then talks about going from small-market teams to big-market teams and why he felt so mentally clear once he got to the Lakers. He then talks about winning the championship in 2010, and explains the feelings he had getting on the podium. The show wraps up with the three men talking about New York, and Ron shares his thoughts on the Melo situation. Ron Artest, one of the toughest defenders to ever do it, is the focus of another can’t-miss episode.
Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant

2019-09-1700:43:367

Season 2 is finally here! Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles returns in a huge way, with Kobe Bryant, aka “the Mamba,” joining the fellas. The three get right down to business, with Kobe talking about being the first guard to jump to the NBA straight out of high school, as well as about draft night -- specifically how the Hornets pissed him off before trading him to the Lakers. He then describes what it was like to be a teenager in a “grown man’s” league and how, in the long run, that was crucial to his success. The guys then ask him about his first All-Star Game, when he went up against MJ, and when Western Conference coach George Karl benched him for the entire fourth quarter. Kobe would go on to use Karl’s snub for years as a motivator whenever L.A. faced the Nuggets in the playoffs. “The Black Bruce Wayne” also explains how he developed his arsenal of basketball weapons, and how he matured into “the baddest man on the planet.” Kobe then discusses why he switched from wearing number 8 to number 24 — and why it was so important to him. And remember the time Kobe had 61 at the Garden? Well, it didn’t just happen. He says there was a reason he needed to go off like that, and divulges how that performance was crucial to the Lakers’ success the rest of that season. He then talks about teaching his daughter the game, and how cool it has been for him to coach her team. Finally, Kobe touches on battling through injuries and gives advice to anyone going through physical rehab. You won’t hear a more unfiltered version of Kobe anywhere! Season 2. Live now!
Season 2 Coming SOON!

Season 2 Coming SOON!

2019-09-1100:01:131

We're baaaaaaaaaack!!! A new season of your new favorite podcast debuts September 17th. This season features more of your favorite ballers, musicians and entertainers talking sports, culture and everything in between.
Cappie Pondexter

Cappie Pondexter

2019-05-0700:57:06

Bonus episode! Cappie Pondexter — the “first lady” of Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles — joins the show. She and the boys begin by discussing her rise in Chicago basketball, and how the city inspired the way she played. Cappie also talks about getting her killer instinct from playing with (and tuning up) the boys. She then explains her decision to attend Rutgers, and the positive impact that that move had on her entire career. Following that, Cappie discusses the WNBA draft, playing with Diana Taurasi, and what it was like to win a championship so early in her career. Darius crowns Cappie and Diana “the Shaq and Kobe of the WNBA.” Talk then shifts to the current state of the women’s league, and what Cappie thinks that the WNBA can do better to keep women’s basketball moving in the right direction. She follows that by talking about playing overseas, her all-time favorite place to play, and why the game of basketball has inspired her to travel all over the world. This leads to a discussion about the importance of broadening horizons, and Cappie explains her involvement in the fashion industry, as well as her love for art. She and the boys then move on to their nostalgia for Chicago basketball, and the identities of some of the city’s best — and least-known — players. She then ranks her top five WNBA players of all time, and finishes by debating the hosts about MJ, Kobe and LeBron. Cappie is a Chicago queen, and you won’t want to miss this great episode.
Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade

2019-04-3001:09:241

Future Hall of Famer and recent retiree Dwyane Wade joins the show from scenic Wade Manor in Miami for the season finale of Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles. Dwyane begins by talking about his meteoric rise from lightly-recruited high school player to lottery pick in the NBA draft. He and D-Miles then reflect on the time they were high school teammates, and relive stories of Darius’s mother waking them up early for practice. Dwyane explains how Tom Crean, his coach at Marquette, prepared him for the pros and how his time in college changed his basketball mentality. He then discusses the NBA draft, and how Q was the first one to tell him that teams had him high on their draft boards, which eventually led to his decision to leave school. Dwyane then explains how everything in Miami changed when Shaq arrived, and what it was like to win a championship with a bunch of basketball legends. From there, D-Wade gets into The Decision, and how he never expected to play with LeBron. He also divulges where else he and LeBron could have gone besides Miami, and why Chris Bosh was the perfect match for them. Lastly, the three men talk about legacy, and Dwyane explains what it means to have a county named after him, and what he plans on focusing on in his life after the League. D-Wade and the Knuckleheads go way back, and this episode dives deep into the career of one of the biggest stars in NBA history.
Patrick Beverley

Patrick Beverley

2019-04-2301:01:27

Clipper nation, stand up! Patrick Beverley joins Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles. The show begins with talk about Chicago, and what it was like for Pat to grow up there, and how it helped to shape his game. He then discusses playing college ball at Arkansas, as well as leaving school to play overseas in Ukraine. The conversation then shifts to Pat’s journey to the NBA, and how his pit bull mentality helped him get to the league, and why he revels in the nickname “Mr. 94 Feet.” Pat also provides insight into his trash-talking strategy and whether or not he goes into games prepared for what he’s going to say. He moves on from that to talk about the Clippers. Pat explains the reasons that L.A. has been able to have so much success this year, and why the team represents misfits everywhere, as well as how he knew the Clippers would be the best team in the city. He then reminisces about looking up to KG as a kid, and why his intensity was an inspiration. Finally, Pat ranks his top five all-time defensive players, which sparks a spirited debate. Patrick Beverley brings intensity, passion and fire to whatever he does — get to know what’s behind all of that in another can’t-miss episode.
Udonis Haslem

Udonis Haslem

2019-04-1601:07:291

Udonis Haslem brings the guys into his Miami mancave to talk about U.D. being one of the “mayors” of Miami, and about what it was like to grow up there. Udonis also reminisces about his successful career at Miami Senior High, and he debates with Q about whose high school team was better. The three then discuss college, and why U.D. chose to go to Florida instead of Miami. That conversation then shifts to U.D.’s experiences when he had to play one season in France because no NBA teams wanted to sign him. He lost 50 pounds while he was in Europe, and when he returned to Miami people were impressed with both his hustle and his new physique. That led to a contract with the Heat — and the rest is history. D and Q then ask Udonis about his best Pat Riley stories, including the time he tried to get in between Riley and Shaq when the two men were arguing. The three also talk about D-Wade, and U.D. explains how he and D-Wade became close friends over the years, and why Wade was the reason he stayed in Miami to play with the Big 3. He also gives his opinion on D-Wade’s “one last dance” haircut. Udonis Haslem is as intense as he is humble. He represents the best of what Miami has to offer and his stories will give you an even better appreciation for the 305.
Wilson Chandler

Wilson Chandler

2019-04-0900:56:381

Clippers forward Wilson Chandler joins the show in this week’s episode of Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles. They begin by touching on Wilson’s unusual route to the first round of the 2007 NBA draft, and how frustrations in school influenced his decisions. As a rookie he was teammates with Q on a Knicks team that had a crazy dynamic. Wilson also explains his decision to go vegan for a few years, and explains how his diet helped his body heal. He talks about the struggle of going through rehab for a few of his major injuries, and how the process was so boring that it actually pushed him into becoming an avid reader. The three then discuss coming to the NBA out of the hood, and how it’s hard — but also important — to broaden your horizons. Finally, Wilson tells a story about the time he went bungee jumping, and how he was worried that he had hurt himself after having just recovered from an injury. Before his appearance on Knuckleheads, Wilson Chandler had never before been on a podcast. His debut is well worth a listen.
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Darius Crawford

another one!!!!! 💯💯💯

Jan 22nd
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Darius Crawford

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Paul Turner

dope ep!

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Darius Crawford

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Caleb Nobleza

get C Webb

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Darius Crawford

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Darius Crawford

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Paul Turner

Already!! Let's Go!

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Elan Zankman

So KD didn't go to UNC because they were too stacked... 🤔

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