D-UP!

D-UP!

This podcast puts you at the heart of the drama surrounding the juiciest NBA storylines. In addition to analysis of the games in each episode, you will find yourself anticipating the discussion of the furiously changing landscapes of the teams via free agency and player trades. Tune in here to take a tour of the NBA's rumorville and find out about what goes on outside the lines and behind the scenes of your favorite teams and players.... Show More

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October 14, 2020 21 min
The NBA Finals have concluded and our guesses for the battle of L.A. were wrong. Louis explores two major reasons the Lakers came out on top. The bubble offered a different bunch of variables, that we have seen only one or two times before. Credit the Lakers for taking advantage of the bubble and the time off. The Miami Heat earned their spot in the Finals too, but were overmatched. Lebron won the MVP by doing what we all wanted hi...
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October 2, 2020 23 min
Louis gives Pat Bev some breaking news in Miami. Are you shocked enough yet?! Other than the Lakers getting back to the promised land, The NBA has been full of twists and turns. You know "D-UP!" delivers the drama, but this is almost too much! From the Miami Heat and Pat Riley to the Clippers losing this soap opera is getting "heated". The Finals is on and we are in full swing at the bubble. There is a secret trade ...
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September 17, 2020 22 min
There are three culprits for this Clipper loss in the Eastern Conference Semis. That Lakers Clippers matchup is gone like the wind! Whos to blame and where do we go from here?  Both the Bucks and the Clippers have let down "D-UP!" We completely supported these two powerhouses the whole season. Both Miami and Denver proved to be spoilers. Take a seat at the table for twenty minutes and enjoy the NBA playoff drama! Learn mor...
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"D-UP!" has been a firm believer in Giannis and he is letting us down. The Bucks are down 3-0 and no team has ever come back from 3-0. Jimmy Butler looks astounding and the Pat Riley Heat look unshakable. The Lakers- Clippers freight trains seem to be headed for collision unless Houston breaks up party. Can the Lakers and Lebron find a way to stop the fast playing Rockets!? Raptors and Celtics is a tied series that might go...
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Shockingly, the NBA players have staged a boycott. The recent games have been cancelled because of the players taking a stance on the Jacob Blake shooting. The NBA playoffs have been sizzling yet they are in jeopardy now. The first half of the episode covers the playoffs this far. The second half of the episode is adresses my opinion on the players boycott. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-adver...
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In this episode, I go on Eru the Enystar's show "Die Hard Knicks Podcast" to talk about the Knicks and the Bulls and the origins of their rivalrly. The 90's era was filled with greatness and this was the clash of the titans. Real men playing real basketball! Michael Vs. The Knicks never disappointed. We talk about some of those moments and the origin of how this epic battle came to be.   Learn more about your ad-ch...
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May 9, 2020 32 min
In this episode of “D-Up!”, take a ride with Michael Jordan while he takes flight into his legendary quest to a bigger than life career. We all are watching the Espn documentary of the Bulls dynasty while quarantined.. and we want more! Host of “D-Up!” Louis Balletta, brings you ALOT more of his personal commentary and “in your face” views of the docu-series.   Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-ad...
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March 6, 2020 17 min
James Harden claims he's the best player in The NBA. Listen in to hear what I say about the Giannis / James Harden beef. The Lakers and Clippers story line gets eve more heated with the addition of two key players to LAC. We talk about the Bucks and Kobe as well. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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February 14, 2020 10 min
On January 26th we lost a special human being. Mamba Mentality is a lifestyle and shall live on. The players after Kobe who idolize him, respect the sacredness of the game, and work on the fundamentals will be following in Kobe’s footsteps. He was a man who woke up at 3:45am for workouts, and he worked out three times a day. He played hurt, never afraid of anything or anyone. Kobe’s teammates were able to reach way beyond their pot...
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December 20, 2019 17 min
Live from Lombardi's Pizza NYC, Louis Balletta talks about the exciting matchup between the Clippers and the Lakers. We go into the coaching and x's and o's and history. Lebron's revenge season vs. the new blood of the Clippers. The Lakers had the league's best record at the time of this show's recording and show no signs of slowing. Yet the Kawhi and Paul are waiting for the long the run to show their medal...
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December 13, 2019 12 min
We have a fun story about Dennis Smith Jr. and the his conversation with an Uber driver. "D-UP!" gives you a clear take on why the Lakers are so dominant this week and it doesn't have to do with the players. The MVP is making another run for MVP and is probably going to get it. Two teams at 22-3 and this season is already on fire. Tune in to hear our commentary for another wonderful episode of "D-Up!" ...
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December 6, 2019 12 min
The Bucks and the Lakers are tied for the best records in the league. James Harden and the Greek Freak are individually dominating. Fizdale is fired from the New York Knicks. And the NBA is on fire Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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November 14, 2019 15 min
In this special New York Knicks emergency podcast we explore two opposing views of where the Knicks should go now. This franchise has never been in more turmoil. Owner James Dolan has a mess on his hands. The fans are upset and want the coach fired, but does it go deeper than that? Scott Perry and Steve Mills have been at the helm of this losing franchise. Are they to blame? Who do you think the Knicks can hire to save this sinking...
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Is Kawhi Leonard the MVP or Giannis? LeBron James is proving this is his revenge season like we predicted. Jamal and Louis take a seat at the "D-Up!" table to tackle surprises they have seen throughout this early part of the season. Are the Rockets worth the hype? Trae Young doing crazy unexpected work like the short handed Suns. This and much more in this 20th episode of "D-Up!" Learn more about your ad-c...
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October 24, 2019 56 min
I met up with my friend Jamal Womack to talk NBA basketball because that's what we do! Jamal is an assistant coach for St. Francis and a former pro basketball player. We dish on everything from the Lebron/ China comments to the battle for L.A. Jamal lends us his insight and knowledge, to bring us an inside take from  who plays the game and coaches it. Together we vibed and went nuclear on some NBA topics that you don't want...
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October 4, 2019 24 min
In this exciting episode we discuss Lebron's upcoming comeback season and compare it to the eerily similar revenge tour that Michael Jordan had planned and accomplished. We also go over the Golden State Warriors and much more NBA news. NBA 2K20 is out and I will give a gamers review. Also, we look back on USA basketball's loss which was embarrassing.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podc...
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September 25, 2019 22 min
The craziest summer in basketball history is finished finally. Why is Kevin Durant always angry or depressed!? Meanwhile his former team, the Golden State Warriors, will rebound and make a considerable run in the west. Adam Silver looks to make a statement with his new anti-tampering rules. According to Stephen A Smith, the 76ers and the Bucks will come out victorious in the east. This and a lot more in this episode of "D-Up!&#...
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September 9, 2019 24 min
From USA basketball to Melo to Lebron James vs. Michael Jordan, this episode of "D-Up!" scrambles it all up for you on a big silver plate. If you have been craving some NBA news in this quiet week, you have come to the right place!  This is a stew of different NBA news from all corners. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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August 30, 2019 24 min
Does Carmelo Anthony deserve a chance? Does Jeremy Lin belong in the NBA? Demarcus is in trouble and it's NOT just his ACL ! The NBA always has its share of drama and there is certainly a lot of it at this point. This week's episode brought to you by MyBookie.com. Go to http://bit.ly/MYB-DUp and don’t forget to use the promo code DUP when creating your account to claim the bonus. Bet. Win. Get Paid”  Learn more...
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We touch on why Kevin Durant ruined a golden chance at building a legacy bigger than Lebron's this offseason. We also discuss who the Goat is (again) : Michael Jordan or Lebron James. The NCAA pushes back with the Rich Paul rule.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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