Episode 18 - Basketball Over Everything with Kevin Durant

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  • Published: 24 January 2019
  • On this episode we’re joined by the two-time champion, nine-time All-Star and MVP, Kevin Durant. Kevin and Gil go way back to Agent Zero’s days in DC when KD was a young, up-and-coming hooper -- that’s Seat Pleasant and the DMV. We learn Kevin slows the game down, and when he put it all together to be effective at the highest level. He also takes a minute to acknowledge where he’s at in this window of the prime of his career. More importantly, how he’s playing with true happiness.

    We also find out what it’s like to get every team’s best shot, and also how to keep your focus when you blow them out. And what we’ve always wanted to know, how they decide in the huddle who gets the last shot. For Kevin and the Warriors there is a different level of sacrafice that comes with the territory, which is maybe what we should appreciate most about their dominance.

    For Gil and Kevin what they have in common is the priority of basketball over everything. With that in mind, how they approach choices players make not only in their careers, but also their lives. Make no mistake about it, the money and the status is major, but the championship is the ultimate dream.
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  • Jefferson Koulibaly
    Jefferson Koulibaly  3 days back

    Kd was right because Toronto ended up winning 🤷🏾‍♂️🤷🏾‍♂️

    • Abe Rouz
      Abe Rouz  4 days back

      Whats wild about this is 44:05-44:46 thats premonitions to KDs future during the NBA Finals, what a bonky coincidence and how he called it with anything can happen from not winning a chip

      • Jerediah Jedi
        Jerediah Jedi  4 days back

        this is crazy to watch knowing Toronto wins it. Gil trying to hype KD up and say they're unbeatable. KD straight up says anything could happen, an injury here. When Gil tries to throw out Toronto KD wasn't having it. Such a trip

        • oaklandsoldier8520
          oaklandsoldier8520  5 days back

          At 12:15, that's why u should have stayed KD.

          • Anthony Grant
            Anthony Grant  1 weeks back

            I use to bring my team from the I-270 basketball program to watch Agent Zero and the Wiz. when you played you were shooting as they do now and Big Up to my man KD the best NBA player today hands down I'm still trying to get Kevin to back me on my T-shirts line get at me homie @ [email protected] So we can make that Extra $100 Mill While we can. Love The Show and Much Success!

            • Henry de Bono
              Henry de Bono  2 weeks back

              who is the white guy tho he talks too much

              • Jamal Lobster
                Jamal Lobster  3 weeks back

                A travel is a travel

                • Easy Money
                  Easy Money  3 weeks back

                  The white boy is a great listneer . and when he speaks he drops gems

                  • Aiconic
                    Aiconic  1 months back

                    Gilbert if you ever take yourself seriously you really do have a lot to offer. You gotta work on polishing up what you're doing man. Be a professional. You come off more arrogant than genuine. I don't think it's intentional but you can do better man. Pulling for you. Watch your shows and improve what you're doing just like you did when you played. Broadcasting takes the same work.

                    • Trap Fitz
                      Trap Fitz  1 months back

                      He said it himself, anything can happen including injury 🤕

                      • kyrie harden
                        kyrie harden  1 months back

                        Love how Gil openly compliments . It makes the vibe better

                        • Jordan Wilson
                          Jordan Wilson  1 months back

                          Gil Set The Warriors up for Failure talking bad about the East and Toronto but the Warriors were Injured so 😂🤷🏾‍♂️💯

                          • SHAWS LAW PODCAST by Jordan Shaw and Robert Shaw

                            I just want to know how your suppose to separate the greats? Seriously cuz i do feel like rings matter but you also have to look at the teams. And gill acting like KD move wasn’t weak is super disappointing since he normal keeps it 💯

                            • Lem Art
                              Lem Art  2 months back

                              Gil. I was at your red and blue game your freshman year. I swear, during warmups....I turned to my wife and said “dat muhthafuka is goin to the league.” Saw it in your warmup.

                              Great podcast.

                              Congrats on your comeback.

                              Bear Down.

                              • Robert Hsu
                                Robert Hsu  2 months back

                                megadeth <3

                                • Fredrik André Dahl-Andersen

                                  Does kd have killer instinct?

                                  • Theodore Von
                                    Theodore Von  2 months back

                                    Megadeth 🤘

                                    • david togi
                                      david togi  2 months back

                                      I saw some ppl said the co-host is somewhat a nuissance. Well if he wasnt there that whole podcast either go wild or go dry. Looking how Gilbert talks like a machine gun then it'll prob go wild, no structure, off topic, out of things to talk, awkward silence, end.

                                      • 3017 Marketing
                                        3017 Marketing  2 months back

                                        " I dont think Toronto is playoff, i dont think they are strong enough as a unit" Lmao

                                      • - TTMTBWF
                                        - TTMTBWF  2 months back

                                        KD being recognized as the greatest scorer after 2 years after going to a 73-9 team is hilarious.

                                        • - TTMTBWF
                                          - TTMTBWF  2 months back

                                          So have others. Stop acting like he’s the only one

                                        • reggie hopkins jr.
                                          reggie hopkins jr.  2 months back

                                          Been averaging 25 for a decade. Averaged 30 in the finals when he was 23

                                      • B3CUZ PODCAST
                                        B3CUZ PODCAST  2 months back

                                        This is hands down one of the realest sports podcast there is. It takes you through the lifestyle of the player . I'm taking notes for my podcast @b3cuzpodcast

                                        • sthao1
                                          sthao1  3 months back

                                          agent zero is doing kd a disservice. kd has no weakness offensively. none. he can go iso. he can pull up from anywhere. he can run off screens/curls and shoot. he can spot up and shoot. he can post up and fade to either shoulders. he has a floater. he has a step back. he has a one leg step back. he has a mid range. he can attack the rim. there is literally nothing or nowhere on the floor where kd cant score from.

                                          • sthao1
                                            sthao1  3 months back

                                            i remember that gilbert arenas against miami that was when d wade was a young buck and he said wade couldnt shoot and shaq said a proven nobody shouldnt be talking about a proven somebody...as in gilbert shouldnt be talking about wade.

                                            • Gabe The Great
                                              Gabe The Great  3 months back

                                              1-4 FLAT!

                                              • STUDY THE GAME
                                                STUDY THE GAME  3 months back

                                                44:41 basically predicted the 2019 finals

                                                • John Smith
                                                  John Smith  3 months back

                                                  Damn they disrespected the 2000 Pistons going to 7 ECFs only saying Wizards, Cavs, and Celtics

                                                  • Zandy S
                                                    Zandy S  3 months back

                                                    KD listens to megadeath?

                                                    • Jonathan Hunter
                                                      Jonathan Hunter  3 months back

                                                      The silent assassin...

                                                      • Abhimanyu Baheti
                                                        Abhimanyu Baheti  3 months back

                                                        So kobe was tweeting about Gil in 2004? Ok. Alright. Moving on..

                                                        • Sound4daMasses1
                                                          Sound4daMasses1  3 months back

                                                          The convo that started at 43:00 KD was right

                                                          • Krispy King
                                                            Krispy King  3 months back

                                                            44:32 bruuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhhg

                                                            • Luca Lehmann
                                                              Luca Lehmann  3 months back

                                                              toronto not strong enough as unit for the playoffs

                                                              • Real eyes No lies
                                                                Real eyes No lies  3 months back

                                                                45:23 lol didn’t age well

                                                                • Doug Less
                                                                  Doug Less  3 months back

                                                                  Should I sue kd for stealing my name easymoney that I trademarked in 2008?

                                                                • Damehowell7
                                                                  Damehowell7  3 months back

                                                                  I for one hate James Harden’s game! I disagree w/their stance but players protect their own. They know good & well he has an advantage w/the travel because it allows him to create even more space for his jumper.

                                                                  • A.T X
                                                                    A.T X  3 months back

                                                                    7ft and he can pull up from 40 and he handles the ball like a guard...best offensive player ever and I’m a lebron fan saying this

                                                                    • Swat
                                                                      Swat  3 months back

                                                                      This is SOOO GOOD. The insight makes me appreciate the game more.

                                                                      • King Saul
                                                                        King Saul  3 months back

                                                                        Im from the future kd on the nets

                                                                        • King Saul
                                                                          King Saul  3 months back

                                                                          Slim reaper was the most fire

                                                                          • kobe42beast
                                                                            kobe42beast  3 months back

                                                                            Look the way KD is rubbing his arm at 10:35 he wasn't feeling Gil AT ALL and this mf wouldn't shut up!!!

                                                                            • SmokeOnThis
                                                                              SmokeOnThis  3 months back

                                                                              Gilbert said he doesn’t think Toronto are championship contenders, he was wrong. Kevin said anything can happen to stop a 3peat and he was right.

                                                                              • JAMAAL BEAMON
                                                                                JAMAAL BEAMON  3 months back

                                                                                Get tmac on here. Tracy and Gil had some great games against each other. I would love to here then talk about Tracy’s 62 on Gil. Gil got 40 plus that night too

                                                                                • Jason Au
                                                                                  Jason Au  3 months back

                                                                                  The amount of basketball knowledge dropped in this interview is incredible. Live for this shit.

                                                                                  • JAMAAL BEAMON
                                                                                    JAMAAL BEAMON  3 months back

                                                                                    KD too humble..dude you’re the best scorer in the game. It’s ok to admit it

                                                                                    • Arvind Muralidharan
                                                                                      Arvind Muralidharan  3 months back

                                                                                      No one noticed his Megadeth hoodie?

                                                                                      • Kelvin Fadojutimi
                                                                                        Kelvin Fadojutimi  3 months back

                                                                                        KD CHOOSES not to go for 40 smh, I love the nba.

                                                                                        • Isaac Barrow
                                                                                          Isaac Barrow  3 months back

                                                                                          Entertaining podcast but I think this just shows Gil was the ultimate selfish guy (and that was the narrative back then - and it was true) and didn't really understand the team dynamic, not extremely bright, wasn't very coachable, and he hasn't really changed

                                                                                          • Saidu Fofanah
                                                                                            Saidu Fofanah  3 months back

                                                                                            Did he say Kobe tweeted something?