Hard In The Paint

Hard In The Paint

For 26 years, I called basketball games inside of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. No one had heard me outside of a prison yard until the Golden State Warriors came inside of San Quentin State Prison and then Coach Jackson said “I know some guys at ESPN that would be worried about their job if they heard you.”No one knew who I was until Marcus Thompson of Theathletic.com wrote about me on his visit to the prison in 2017.And no one saw me until the movie “Q Ball” was shown during the shutdown due to coronavirus. Now, I'm home, and after working in the Venice Basketball and several other leagues in and around Southern California, its time for me to not only provide play by play for sports, but to also introduce the athletes that play sports to an audience eager to learn about how others triumph over tragedy.My story isn’t the only one that’s unique. Sit for a little bit and listen to others who’ve also overcome great odds to succeed.

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August 3, 2023 35 mins

Juice has views of million on youtube. He speaks about his taking the "shot" and now is known for his amazing skills. Come take a listen into what he has to say and how his paths goes and his life.  

For 26 years, I called basketball games inside of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. No one had heard me outside of a prison yard until the Golden State Warriors came inside of San Quentin S...

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Welcome our guest Janine Betts she's amazing woman who is working hard in the mental health field. Come take a listen into what she has to say about her story and life. What you're about to hear today you want to listen to this.  


For 26 years, I called basketball games inside of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. No one had heard me outside of a prison yard until the Golden State W...

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August 3, 2023 69 mins

Welcome our guest Mouthpiece he sits back and tells us about his life and everything involved in it. He's great, he's amazing and everything else in between. Please take a listen into the conversation and you dont want to miss it. 

For 26 years, I called basketball games inside of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. No one had heard me outside of a prison yard until the Golden State Warri...

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April 13, 2023 39 mins

Farron Dozier is the host of the Sports Collective on KCAA in the Inkand Empire. Farron is also the owner and president of the Oxnard Orcas, a team in the Western Division of the American Basketball Association. Farron stopped by the set to discuss sports, his journey through sickle cell, and how character plays a huge part in our daily lives.

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March 30, 2023 27 mins

Rafael Cuevas, one the stars of the Kevin Durant/Fox Sports Documentary "Q Ball" (now showing on Tubi), spoke about challenges soon after being released from prison.

For 26 years, I called basketball games inside of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. No one had heard me outside of a prison yard until the Golden State Warriors came inside of San Quentin State Prison and then Coach Jackson...

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March 29, 2023 30 mins

Jamal Green, known as "Dr. J" on the inside, came to the World Famous Coin Academy. He spoke about his contributions to the San Quentin Sports culture... and how a post game interview during the NBA FINALS changed his life.


For 26 years, I called basketball games inside of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. No one had heard me outside of a prison yard until the Golden State Warriors...

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March 29, 2023 46 mins

We were given inside access to the Golden State Warriors 2022 Summer League facilities in Las Vegas, NV. We spoke to Kent Lacob, executive vice president of player development, as well as James Wiseman and Johnathan Kuminga.


For 26 years, I called basketball games inside of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. No one had heard me outside of a prison yard until the Golden State Warriors came ins...

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March 29, 2023 35 mins

Kash XO, one of the hottest rising stars in Los Angeles hiphop, pulled up to Hard in the
Paint and talked about his process of building a career. Joined by his manager L.A. Dre and producer Juba, Kash XO is a name you need to remember....


For 26 years, I called basketball games inside of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. No one had heard me outside of a prison yard until the Golden State...

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March 29, 2023 47 mins

Dante Santiago, one of the founding members of the iconic group the Black Eyed Peas 
dropped by the Hard in the Paint set and dropped jewels and bars on Hip Hop #bts, his
meeting with Jay Z, and what it takes to have longevity in hip hop.
For 26 years, I called basketball games inside of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. No one had heard me outside of a prison yard until the Golden State Warri...

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March 29, 2023 44 mins

Ceasar McDowell is the CEO of Unite The People, a non-profit organization that has helped to free close to 100 people from prison. Hes also known as "The Heckler of San Quentin," as shown in his cameo in the Fox Sports documentary Q Ball, now playing on Tubi.

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March 29, 2023 34 mins

Crenshaw By Nature founder Tylo aka TinyAmp is already a legend in Los Angeles, but his rap career and business almost didn't get here. Listen how we explain how we met at
Centinela State Prison, and how winning a rap contest inside sparked his career outside.


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March 29, 2023 32 mins

Montrell "Jack That Thang Up" Vines had the assignment every time he suited up for the SQ Warriors: Shut Down the opponents Offensive Scorer.
Montrell is also a member of The Franchise, the only team to have a 3-peat in the SQ
Intramural League. He spoke about what it takes to win 3 Chips in a row.

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March 29, 2023 36 mins

On April 29, 1992, I made a very poignant and political statement that found its way onto the most iconic Hip Hop album of all time: The Chronic. The statement became the
introduction to track #3 "The Dau the Niggaz Took Over." Listen as I talk about that day and what led up to my coining the phrase #PeriodPointBlank in 1992

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March 20, 2023 25 mins


Adam Flash Stafford is more than a basketball player. His lifes journey to reach the point to become an international basketball player started back in Louisville, KY.
Listen how he overcame personal tragedy and losing loved ones, to elevate his game and business, One Mission.

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March 20, 2023 37 mins

When you start at the VBL - Venice Basketball League - as your 1st job home, you reach back and invite the people in who helped the world see you. Listen to Dios Mac, Grizzly Moon, Dr. Cherene Toscano and Juice the Athlete discuss their experiences with the VBL. Come take a listen into some of the VBL.

For 26 years, I called basketball games inside of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. No one had ...

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For 26 years, I called basketball games inside of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. No one had heard me outside of a prison yard until the Golden State Warriors came inside of San Quentin State Prison and then Coach Jackson said “I know some guys at ESPN that would be worried about their job if they heard you.”No one knew who I was until Marcus Thompson of Theathletic.com wrote about me on his visit to th...

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For 26 years, I called basketball games inside of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. No one had heard me outside of a prison yard until the Golden State Warriors came inside of San Quentin State Prison and then Coach Jackson said “I know some guys at ESPN that would be worried about their job if they heard you.”No one knew who I was until Marcus Thompson of Theathletic.com wrote about me on his visit to th...

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For 26 years, I called basketball games inside of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. No one had heard me outside of a prison yard until the Golden State Warriors came inside of San Quentin State Prison and then Coach Jackson said “I know some guys at ESPN that would be worried about their job if they heard you.”No one knew who I was until Marcus Thompson of Theathletic.com wrote about me on his visit to th...

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For 26 years, I called basketball games inside of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. No one had heard me outside of a prison yard until the Golden State Warriors came inside of San Quentin State Prison and then Coach Jackson said “I know some guys at ESPN that would be worried about their job if they heard you.”No one knew who I was until Marcus Thompson of Theathletic.com wrote about me on his visit to th...

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For 26 years, I called basketball games inside of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. No one had heard me outside of a prison yard until the Golden State Warriors came inside of San Quentin State Prison and then Coach Jackson said “I know some guys at ESPN that would be worried about their job if they heard you.”No one knew who I was until Marcus Thompson of Theathletic.com wrote about me on his visit to th...

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