The Tuff Juice Podcast with Caron Butler

The Tuff Juice Podcast with Caron Butler

Behind every success, there’s a story. On “The Tuff Juice Podcast with Caron Butler,” the universally respected NBA champion, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and activist — who survived a life of crime in his youth and built himself up with hard work — sits down with accomplished and influential guests from the worlds of sports, entertainment, business, and activism to discuss how they achieved success. The conversations are incredibly revealing and entertaining but also educational, with Caron highlighting lessons learned, so listeners can apply them to their own lives and find their path to success.... Show More

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June 16, 2020 31 min
Washington Wizards star point guard John Wall hasn’t played a game since December 2018, but while he’s been sidelined with heel and Achilles injuries he’s become an even more impactful leader in the NBA and in his D.C. and Raleigh, N.C. communities. On this episode of “The Tuff Juice Podcast,” John talks with Caron Butler about his efforts to help during the Covid-19 pandemic, including his 202 Assist program to provide rent relief...
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Tai Lopez is an entrepreneur, self-help guru, and social media influencer who not only makes money but also shares his financial wisdom to help other people come up in life. On this episode of “The Tuff Juice Podcast,” Tai talks with Caron Butler about the career challenges and opportunities of the pandemic, breaking patterns of generational poverty, specific skills that will help you build a career, the importance of financial ind...
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Luis Guzmán is one of the most beloved and prolific character actors of all time, with standout roles in films like Carlito’s Way, Boogie Nights, and Out of Sight, and in TV shows like Oz, How to Make It in America, Code Black, and Narcos. On this episode of “The Tuff Juice Podcast,” Luis talks to Caron Butler about his life during the pandemic, having loved ones working at hospitals in NYC, what he’s learned about survival and bei...
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On this episode of “The Tuff Juice Podcast,” Caron Butler welcomes a true trailblazer to the show! Dr. Jennifer Welter made history in 2015 when she joined the Arizona Cardinals as an assistant coaching intern for training camp and the preseason, becoming the NFL’s first female coach. More than an answer to a trivia question, she earned the respect and admiration of players with her knowledge of the game, coaching abilities, and un...
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The recent in-person primary election held in Wisconsin — despite COVID-19 quarantine! — raised some serious questions about democracy and disenfranchisement in the United States. On this episode of "The Tuff Juice Podcast," Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes joins Caron Butler to talk about why the controversial election happened despite Governor Tony Evers’ order to postpone it, who benefited from forcing it thr...
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With a degree in journalism and a VP role on the National Basketball Players Association’s Executive Committee to go with his lethal jump shot, CJ McCollum has a unique perspective on the pandemic’s effect on society and on the NBA. On this episode of "The Tuff Juice Podcast," the Portland Trail Blazers' star shooting guard talks about why some NBA players are living check-to-check, how he got his financial education, h...
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Damon “Dame” Dash is the epitome of a hustler. A mogul and entrepreneur, he came to prominence co-founding Roc-A-Fella Records with Jay-Z and Kareem “Biggs” Burke, then flipped that success into a number of notable business ventures, including a clothing company, a media collective, and his own television network (DTV) and streaming platform (Dame Dash Studios). On this episode of "The Tuff Juice Podcast," Dame talks about ...
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Sue Bird is a basketball legend and an icon who transcends sports. A champion who’s won at every level, she’s also an inspiration to many for coming out publicly with her girlfriend, soccer star Megan Rapinoe, in 2017. On this episode of "The Tuff Juice Podcast," the Seattle Storm point guard and fellow UConn Huskies alum joins Caron Butler to discuss how her expectations of coming out compared to the reality of it, social ...
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As President of the National Basketball Players Association's Executive Committee, Chris Paul has a unique perspective on the NBA in these crazy times. The Oklahoma City Thunder's veteran point guard joins Caron Butler on "The Tuff Juice Podcast" — from the safety of his home — to discuss the suspension of NBA games due to the pandemic, what he's hearing about the return of hoops, and what he's been up to wh...
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Roc Nation hijabi rapper Neelam Hakeem embraces modesty as part of her royal delivery. She shares the story of her path to create art in her own way leading to her performance at the Grammy awards. Get her new album 'Crown'.
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Nick Young discusses his passion for fashion and the birth of Swaggy P. He tells stories from his earlier days in Los Angeles prior to joining the Washington Wizards to learn first hand from All Star teammates Caron and Gilbert Arenas. Lastly, he shares his secret to keeping a smile on his face, becoming a meme, and the possibility of returning to pro ball.
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Sheryl Swoopes talks about her storied Hall of Fame career at All Star Weekend in Chicago. She recalls winning championships at every level of the game, being the first player drafted by the WNBA, and what she wants her legacy to be, giving back to the community.
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Tim Hardaway discusses his love for the center of the basketball universe, his hometown of Chicago, Illinois at the 2020 NBA All Star Weekend. He discusses his training to become a legendary ball handler growing up, looking up to the legends of the game, and his belief in second chances.
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Celebrity success coach, motivational speaker and inventor Luther Freeman shares stories from his roller coaster ride of a life inspiring everyone he comes into contact with to improve their lives. Luther talks about his partnership with his wife Kathy Freeman, and all the amazing circumstances which led to their success, transforming the way their clients think about life.
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Athlete-turned-businessman Maverick Carter shares stories from North Akron including the early years as a teammate and close friend of LeBron James. Carter takes nothing for granted and shares the story of developing business around content that serves an authentic purpose with Uninterrupted, SpringHill Entertainment and beyond.
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Actor Mark Wahlberg discusses his life from the early years working in the music industry to becoming a movie star. He credits discipline, determination, and faith for the clarity of vision for success he's been able to achieve. Caron and Mark also discuss how they first met and plans to produce the Tuff Juice movie.
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Journalist Jemele Hill shares her personal story breaking through barriers as a sports writer in Florida before catching ESPN's attention with a rule-breaking viral moment creating entertaining content. Hear how she redefined sports TV before taking on the new challenges writing for The Atlantic and podcasting for Spotify on Jemele Hill is Unbothered.
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Dwyane Wade discusses his Hall of Fame career beginning with his humble beginnings in Chicago, being overlooked in college, meeting Caron for the first time as teammates on the Miami Heat, and ultimately winning three championships. Wade shares his plans for building business and focusing on his family now that he's retired.
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Actor Robbie Jones talks about his passion for hoops and how the discipline he learned from his basketball coach father helped him transition from being a walk-on to a starter at UC Berkeley which led to a professional international hoops career and ultimately to acting. Jones tells stories of working with Tyler Perry, Forest Whitaker, and receiving unsolicited praise from Russell Crowe.
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Brittney Elena has that positive energy that lights up a room, and it was her big personality that led to her joining the cast of Wild n' Out. Her undeniable talent has led to her interviewing stars in the world of hoops and beyond. Watch her interviews on her YouTube channel and don't sleep on this rising star.
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