Before you get to the top you sometimes have to hit rock bottom! Former Wisconsin Badger guard Traevon Jackson reveals to Hoop Story that he almost ended up being homeless after moving to LA.
Following in your dad’s footsteps is not always easy. Especially if you are a basketball player and your dad is 14-year vet Jim Jackson. Traevon got some advice from Jim but will he listen?
Hoop Story chops it up with original Dream Teamer and NBA Champion Clyde “The Glide” Drexler. The two-time Hall-of-Famer is not known for doing many interviews, so we feel expecially honored to have the opportunity to sit down with this true basketball legend. Never one to bite his tongue, Clyde “The Glide” discusses topics like the demise of the traditional NBA big man, a lack of work ethic in today’s athletes, NBA draft age restrictions, Magic Johnson and the Los Angeles Lakers, the NCAA’s unwillingness to pay student-atheletes and the overestimation of analytics in today’s game.
Clyde Drexler’s take on the NBA age limit – “If you could pursue your dream why wouldn’t you? If you get out of the NBA you can buy a College.”
2017 USA AmeriCup Team Assistant Coach, Ty Ellis, sits with Hoop Story’s Dean Walle and Jason Arroyo and discusses overcoming a speech impediment while growing up, his unlikely professional basketball career, his transition to coaching, becoming head coach of the NBA G-League’s Northern Arizona Suns, the opportunity to become an assistant coach for Team USA under Jeff Van Gundy.
Current UCLA Assistant Coach talks about his time playing for the Celtics while being a die hard Lakers fan. That’s not the only secret he shares with Hoop Story. Please check out our podcast on hoopstory.com to find out what Tyus has to say about Lonzo Ball, unbelievable stories from his playing days as a superstar in Europe, a Reggie Miller teammate and much more…
Northern Arizona Suns Head Coach Tyrone Ellis gets the call from Team USA and literally tears up! His story is amazing and you should check out our interview/podcast with him on hoopstory.com!
Zach Marbury is talking about LaVar Ball calling out Shaq and his son: “LaVar should not even put his name in the discussion with Shaq and Michael Jordan.”
Dennis Smith Jr. talks about his confidence (on and off the court) and his experience so far at the 2017 NBA Summer League.
Dallas Mavericks Coach, Jamahl Mosley talks about the individual strengths of Yogi Ferrell and Dennis Smith Jr. and their ability to play along side one another.