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God Shammgod

Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson & Darius Miles

The Players' Tribune

Comedy, Arts, Sports

53.3K Ratings

🗓️ 29 August 2023

⏱️ 58 minutes

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We got New York in the building today! One of the greatest ball handlers of all time, God Shammgod, joins Q and D this week on Knuckleheads. He gets down to the creation of his iconic move, who his favorite New York hoopers are, and of course his best Rucker Park stories. Shammgod gets into being in the gym with Kyrie every day and looks back on what it was like teaching Kobe how to dribble. Live on location from XS Nightclub at Wynn Las Vegas, tune in!

  1. NYC hoops, Cam and Mase teaching him how to ball (4:25)
  2. Nate “Tiny” Archibald coaching him in middle school (11:35)
  3. Creating The Shammgod crossover move (14:41)
  4. Stephon Marbury and them killing on the circuit together (2:15)
  5. Teaching Kobe how to dribble (28:04)
  6. Going to Providence, NCAA run (36:59)
  7. Training with Kyrie on the Mavericks, their dribbling duels in practice (52:44)

About Our Hosts:

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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First of all, man, I appreciate you coming on the show, man, you know, big fan of what you do your game


You know the history of you to part of this basketball shit. Yeah, man. We just appreciate you come on here rocking with


Thanks. I have you know, y'all fam definitely always always love when you first got to league and you play who the first person to bless your ass


First person I would say it started in practice. I would say right right


And then that's the thing like where I was like OG at the time because he's from New York from where I'm from we have so many people in common


Yeah, then when you get there


It's like you know back then it was totally different from now because like


Well, you got in there. You really have veterans, so it's like you really looked up to these people because they were so much


More than you yeah, it's not like now. We're the star point guard might be 21 and you're 19. Yeah, you know played against him




Yo, yo, yo, we live on location live from Somalique in Los Vegas


2023 we live with views and vibes here to XS nightclub here at win hotel. Los Vegas is beautiful


Y'all might be hearing the pool over there. We got music and vibes going on at the pool


So if you hear a little something don't worry. It's just it's things going on


But yo, we got one of the legends man. We got some it's not many people to get to have a move named


Surely after them that they did that they created today known for man


We got legend in the game black is wanting his in his bucket hat in the building, but hey, hey special guest


Oh, man, I'm gonna show you some special when you got name like that in the move name that you y'all tone in man


It's gonna be a good one. Appreciate things for having me on knuckleheads man. It's all of you know, I'm a fan of both of y'all


So it's definitely all love. Yes


Crown Hyde Brooklyn. Yeah, but you you move to Harlem. Yeah, move to Harlem. I was eight years old


Tell us about that like being from Brooklyn then transition to Harlem me growing up in Brooklyn


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