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What It Takes: A Nike Basketball Podcast

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What It Takes: A Nike Basketball Podcast

What It Takes: A Nike Basketball Podcast

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Join us each week as hosts Bree Green and Jacques Slade explore "what it takes" to survive the gauntlet of the NBA playoffs through the unique perspective and access of Nike. Tune in as Jacques and Bree break down each series, speak to special guests (like Scottie Pippen), and reward NikePlus members with exclusive content and product.

Latest Episodes

Bonus Episode: Interview with Trainer Mike Mancias

Jacques and Bree speak with Mike Mancias, trainer to the NBA elite, about his inside perspective on training, what it takes to keep an athlete in peak condition during the postseason, and how an athlete's mental training is just as important as their physical training.

4 MIN2019 JUN 19
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Bonus Episode: Interview with Trainer Mike Mancias

Week Eight: Shawn Marion and the Finals Grind (plus special guest, comedian Neal Brennan!)

The Finals are in full swing and Jacques and Bree sit down with NBA champion + 4-time All-Star, Shawn Marion, to talk about his career, his love of sneakers, and who he thinks will win it all in the 2019 Finals. We also have stand-up comedian, director, and co-creator of the Chapelle show, Neal Brennan! Neal talks with Jacques and Bree about his love of basketball, his experience in directing high profile athletes, and (you know it) "Game Blouses".

31 MIN2019 JUN 7
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Week Eight: Shawn Marion and the Finals Grind (plus special guest, comedian Neal Brennan!)

Week Seven: Damon Stoudamire and Finals Mindset

Jacques and Bree interview Damon Stoudamire, longtime NBA athlete, current NCAA coach, and former member of the Toronto Raptors. Damon speaks about what it was like to be the first draft pick ever for Toronto, being Rookie of the Year, his personal experience with the postseason, and what brought him to transition from player to coach. Jacques and Bree also go over their Finals picks with a little extra competition and The What It Takes team has some more chances to win some cool gear so make sure you stay tuned.

27 MIN2019 JUN 1
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Week Seven: Damon Stoudamire and Finals Mindset

Bonus Episode: Interview with Designer John Elliott

Jacques and Bree chat with John Elliott, elite streetwear and footwear designer, about his collaborations with Nike, his journey to being a shop owner, his advice for young creatives who are looking to get ahead in the game, and what it's like to design shoes for the best of the best.

26 MIN2019 MAY 25
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Bonus Episode: Interview with Designer John Elliott

Week Six: Sue Bird and Postseason Leadership

Jacques and Bree speak to WNBA legend, Sue Bird, about her career, her leadership on and off the court, her inspiration, and her perspective on supporting women in the industry. Game picks are reviewed and the Adapt BB design team stops by the studio to chat footwear design and the merging of cutting edge tech and modern design in one shoe. The What It Takes team also has more chances for Nike Plus members to take home some exclusive gear, so stay tuned for the whole episode.

40 MIN2019 MAY 24
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Week Six: Sue Bird and Postseason Leadership

Week Five: Sheryl Swoopes on Postseason Greatness & Jerry Lorenzo on Basketball Culture

Jacques and Bree talk to WNBA legend Sheryl Swoopes about her career, what it was like to the be the first female athlete with a Nike signature shoe, her insights on the game, and her playoffs picks. J + B cover their own playoffs predictions and tally up points going into round two, and speak with owner and creative director of Fear of God, Jerry Lorenzo, about his upcoming Nike collaboration, his thoughts on basketball culture and his journey into the fashion industry.

31 MIN2019 MAY 17
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Week Five: Sheryl Swoopes on Postseason Greatness & Jerry Lorenzo on Basketball Culture

Bonus Episode: Interview with Streetwear Legend Don C

Jacques and Bree talk with Don C, streetwear design legend, about his insights on the industry, his collaboration on the KD12, his journey from music to streetwear design, his love of the game, and where he thinks streetwear culture is headed.

20 MIN2019 MAY 14
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Bonus Episode: Interview with Streetwear Legend Don C

Week Three: Jason Kidd and Postseason Versatility

Jacques and Bree sit down with NBA legend Jason Kidd to talk about versatility in the postseason and Jason shares his personal experience with the playoffs as a coach and as a player. Jacques and Bree go over week 3's games, make some predictions for the series (with a little friendly competition), and talk about the new Nike By You PE's.

23 MIN2019 MAY 3
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Week Three: Jason Kidd and Postseason Versatility

Bonus Episode: Full Interview with the Kyrie Footwear Design Team

Jacques and Bree sit down with the Kyrie footwear design team and talk all things sneakers. Kyrie Irving is known for having some of the most interesting footwear on the court and this is the design team that makes that magic happen. Listen in to the full conversation as Jacques, Bree, and the footwear design team dive into the process behind designing shoes for an NBA legend.

31 MIN2019 MAY 1
Comments
Bonus Episode: Full Interview with the Kyrie Footwear Design Team

Week Two: Gary Payton and Postseason Defense

Our hosts Jacques Slade and Briana Green speak to the legendary Gary Payton about his career, his inside insights on the postseason, and trash-talking in the NBA. We review what exciting storylines are developing in the playoffs this week, have the Kyrie footwear design team in the studio to talk all things sneakers with us, and share some important details on how NikePlus members can unlock some dope gear...game worn Kyrie's anyone?

28 MIN2019 APR 26
Comments
Week Two: Gary Payton and Postseason Defense

Latest Episodes

Bonus Episode: Interview with Trainer Mike Mancias

Jacques and Bree speak with Mike Mancias, trainer to the NBA elite, about his inside perspective on training, what it takes to keep an athlete in peak condition during the postseason, and how an athlete's mental training is just as important as their physical training.

4 MIN2019 JUN 19
Comments
Bonus Episode: Interview with Trainer Mike Mancias

Week Eight: Shawn Marion and the Finals Grind (plus special guest, comedian Neal Brennan!)

The Finals are in full swing and Jacques and Bree sit down with NBA champion + 4-time All-Star, Shawn Marion, to talk about his career, his love of sneakers, and who he thinks will win it all in the 2019 Finals. We also have stand-up comedian, director, and co-creator of the Chapelle show, Neal Brennan! Neal talks with Jacques and Bree about his love of basketball, his experience in directing high profile athletes, and (you know it) "Game Blouses".

31 MIN2019 JUN 7
Comments
Week Eight: Shawn Marion and the Finals Grind (plus special guest, comedian Neal Brennan!)

Week Seven: Damon Stoudamire and Finals Mindset

Jacques and Bree interview Damon Stoudamire, longtime NBA athlete, current NCAA coach, and former member of the Toronto Raptors. Damon speaks about what it was like to be the first draft pick ever for Toronto, being Rookie of the Year, his personal experience with the postseason, and what brought him to transition from player to coach. Jacques and Bree also go over their Finals picks with a little extra competition and The What It Takes team has some more chances to win some cool gear so make sure you stay tuned.

27 MIN2019 JUN 1
Comments
Week Seven: Damon Stoudamire and Finals Mindset

Bonus Episode: Interview with Designer John Elliott

Jacques and Bree chat with John Elliott, elite streetwear and footwear designer, about his collaborations with Nike, his journey to being a shop owner, his advice for young creatives who are looking to get ahead in the game, and what it's like to design shoes for the best of the best.

26 MIN2019 MAY 25
Comments
Bonus Episode: Interview with Designer John Elliott

Week Six: Sue Bird and Postseason Leadership

Jacques and Bree speak to WNBA legend, Sue Bird, about her career, her leadership on and off the court, her inspiration, and her perspective on supporting women in the industry. Game picks are reviewed and the Adapt BB design team stops by the studio to chat footwear design and the merging of cutting edge tech and modern design in one shoe. The What It Takes team also has more chances for Nike Plus members to take home some exclusive gear, so stay tuned for the whole episode.

40 MIN2019 MAY 24
Comments
Week Six: Sue Bird and Postseason Leadership

Week Five: Sheryl Swoopes on Postseason Greatness & Jerry Lorenzo on Basketball Culture

Jacques and Bree talk to WNBA legend Sheryl Swoopes about her career, what it was like to the be the first female athlete with a Nike signature shoe, her insights on the game, and her playoffs picks. J + B cover their own playoffs predictions and tally up points going into round two, and speak with owner and creative director of Fear of God, Jerry Lorenzo, about his upcoming Nike collaboration, his thoughts on basketball culture and his journey into the fashion industry.

31 MIN2019 MAY 17
Comments
Week Five: Sheryl Swoopes on Postseason Greatness & Jerry Lorenzo on Basketball Culture

Bonus Episode: Interview with Streetwear Legend Don C

Jacques and Bree talk with Don C, streetwear design legend, about his insights on the industry, his collaboration on the KD12, his journey from music to streetwear design, his love of the game, and where he thinks streetwear culture is headed.

20 MIN2019 MAY 14
Comments
Bonus Episode: Interview with Streetwear Legend Don C

Week Three: Jason Kidd and Postseason Versatility

Jacques and Bree sit down with NBA legend Jason Kidd to talk about versatility in the postseason and Jason shares his personal experience with the playoffs as a coach and as a player. Jacques and Bree go over week 3's games, make some predictions for the series (with a little friendly competition), and talk about the new Nike By You PE's.

23 MIN2019 MAY 3
Comments
Week Three: Jason Kidd and Postseason Versatility

Bonus Episode: Full Interview with the Kyrie Footwear Design Team

Jacques and Bree sit down with the Kyrie footwear design team and talk all things sneakers. Kyrie Irving is known for having some of the most interesting footwear on the court and this is the design team that makes that magic happen. Listen in to the full conversation as Jacques, Bree, and the footwear design team dive into the process behind designing shoes for an NBA legend.

31 MIN2019 MAY 1
Comments
Bonus Episode: Full Interview with the Kyrie Footwear Design Team

Week Two: Gary Payton and Postseason Defense

Our hosts Jacques Slade and Briana Green speak to the legendary Gary Payton about his career, his inside insights on the postseason, and trash-talking in the NBA. We review what exciting storylines are developing in the playoffs this week, have the Kyrie footwear design team in the studio to talk all things sneakers with us, and share some important details on how NikePlus members can unlock some dope gear...game worn Kyrie's anyone?

28 MIN2019 APR 26
Comments
Week Two: Gary Payton and Postseason Defense
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