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16 minutes | Mar 28, 2021
Happy New Year! 2021 is finally here! Marlena is fully reenergized and motivated to take this podcast to the next level. She explains what she has been up to and the challenges she had to overcome like most people in the world. Stay tuned for more exciting content ahead! And as always we appreciate your support!
37 minutes | Aug 6, 2020
Analyze The Game with Richie Schueler
This episode Marlena brings on Richie Schueler, ESPN college b-ball analyst, coach, entrepreneur, and overall fun guy. Richie shares what it's like to be a college b-ball analyst for ESPN. Find out the most difficult part of being an analyst. Plus, if you're thinking about becoming a coach, Richie will guide you in the right direction. Check out "PHD Hoops" for more exciting content, you don't want to miss! IG: @rick_shue Twitter: @richieschueler
32 minutes | Jul 19, 2020
Salary Cap Zone with Eric Pincus
This episode Marlena is talking with Eric Pincus, NBA Salary Cap Expert and B/R Writer. Eric shares how he discovered working with the Salary Cap and how this audience is growing. He helps others whether it be giving advice or pointing them in the right direction. Plus, he talks about working for one of the hottest sports companies, Bleacher Report. Learn about the early stages of becoming a sports writer and covering the Lakers/Clippers. Twitter: @ericpincus
57 minutes | Jun 27, 2020
Hoops and Dreams with Roger Moute A Bidias
Marlena welcomes, Roger Moute A Bidias, a fellow Taurus, Africa ambassador, G-league champion, and better than average chef. Roger currently plays for the Santa Cruz Warriors. He talks about entering the league undrafted and the mental side of the sports business. Find out what it's like having a brother in the NBA and the advice he receives 24/7. Plus, Roger shares his home tribe in Africa called Cameroon and says everyone needs to experience it in their lifetime. IG: @rmab25
58 minutes | Jun 17, 2020
G-League Grind with Cody Demps
This episode we have Cody Demps, who is a hometown pro athlete, USA national player, and better than average playstation gamer. Cody currently plays for the Stockton Kings (G-league team). He talks about his experience within the league and shares his transition from college to pro. Marlena does a deep dive about the league with Cody about the ins and outs. Plus, Cody talks about the dating scene being an athlete and what people should expect. If you're considering dating an athlete, be sure to listen! IG: @cody2ez
49 minutes | May 27, 2020
Quarantine Coaching with Torino Johnson
Sports may be on hold right now, but coaching is still in session. Marlena welcomes a successful coach who has won many awards/CIF championships. The head coach of the Cal State LA women's b-ball team, Torino Johnson. Coach Johnson talks about his career and what it takes to become a great coach. He shares advice to young coaches and shines light on the importance of mental health. Plus, "getting to know Torino" questions at the end will make you laugh!
60 minutes | Apr 17, 2020
Becoming a Pro with Sean Marshall
The quarantine series continues with Marlena and Pro's Vision co-founder, pro athlete, Sean Marshall. Sean has been a pro basketball player for 12 years. He shares what it means to be a pro athlete and the experience playing overseas. Plus, find out what it's like to start a business alongside retired NBA player, Darren Collison. They have worked out Lonzo Ball, Zach LaVine, and many more. This platform has allowed Sean to raise awareness to a terrible disease called ALS. He created a basketball team to represent others in the community while being a positive distraction for people.
73 minutes | Apr 1, 2020
Future of Hoops
Marlena is back with her quarantine pal, Alex Lorenzo, to discuss basketball's return to the world. They answer the when, why, and how?! Plus, it's NBA award season on Hoopwaves. We created special awards such as Best duo, Best beard, Best smile, and Best style in the league today! Find out what activities Marlena and Alex are doing during this quarantine lifestyle.
68 minutes | Mar 20, 2020
Capture the Highlights with Alex Lorenzo
Creating this episode with Marlena is BallisLife videographer/creator and pizza lover, Alexander Lorenzo. Alex shares the lifestyle of being a sports videographer/creator and how he began this career. He has captured top players in the world such as Stephen Curry. Plus, they discuss how the tragic coronavirus is affecting Alex's job and other industries in the world. All in all, hopefully this episode gives you a few smiles during this difficult time.
47 minutes | Mar 2, 2020
Elevate Your Game with Thomas Archie & Heather Smith
This episode has 30+ years of sports experience, jaw dropping. Marlena teams up with Thomas Archie (Bball Operations Exec.) and Heather Smith (Community Relations Exec.) to discuss the ins and outs of the sports business. Have you ever met a sports legend? Good news, Heather shares how she first met THE Michael Jordan. Modern dating vs Past dating methods. Marlena and Heather share why they go on dating apps.
30 minutes | Feb 14, 2020
All Star Love
Lights, camera, action! NBA All Star festivities have arrived on the podcast. Marlena and her good friend Michael will be pre-judging the all star events. They discuss which players will be taking home trophies for the skills challenge, 3pt contest, and dunk contest. Tune in to find out if Dwight Howard will be a legit contender in this years dunk contest. Then, Marlena falls head over heels about Valentines day while asking Michael questions about his 5 year relationship and how he will be celebrating it.
16 minutes | Feb 7, 2020
Thank You Kobe!
The LA community is full of sadness and heartbreak regarding the helicopter crash of Kobe and 8 other passengers. Marlena spoke to a few fans at Staples Center who shared their heavy hearts and discussed how much Kobe meant to them. Sending lots of love and prayers to those effected by this horrific news.
29 minutes | Oct 20, 2019
The Big Apple
Marlena traveled to the city that never sleeps and it did not disappoint. Find out what was on her NYC bucket list. NBA season is coming as fast as Klay Thompson’s jumper. There is no NBA season without some drama. Someone is telling untold stories about Lonzo and BBB. Marlena shares exciting news in her life. Don’t miss it!
48 minutes | Aug 5, 2019
Mental Tuffness w/ Jake Milkereit
Texas native hooper, Jake Milkereit gives us the inside scoop of his 10+ offers/interests recruitment college experience so far. Talks about the advantages and disadvantages between AAU and High School ball. Plus, Marlena puts together "getting to know..." questions for Jake. Find out his secret talent! You will be surprised.
45 minutes | Jul 25, 2019
The basketball world is a non-stop circus. This 2019 Free Agency is looking to be the most shocking and exciting thus far. Kawhi Leonard and Paul George carpooled their way to the Clippers waiving goodbye to the Lakers. During NBA summer league, Marlena had the courage to introduce herself to someone pretty important. This person may blossom her sports career to the next level. If your in Vegas or have a TV, tune in to the WNBA All-Star game (Saturday @ 12:30pm). #BasketballJunkies
28 minutes | Jun 14, 2019
Marlena is shook from Kevin Durant's achilles injury. The whole sports world is feeling sick. But Toronto Raptors fans felt a different feeling since they ended up cheering for his injury. Afterwards, a Raptors fan sent a nice gift to KD on behalf of Canada's foolishness. Nice people exist in the world. Marlena has been busy spoiling herself through Amazon. Find out what she has purchased. Plus, exciting new projects coming soon. Follow 'hoopwaves' instagram to really have a chance to WIN something you'll need for the summer heat! Don't miss out!
48 minutes | Apr 23, 2019
Eyes on the Prize w/ Deon Lyle
This show just got more exciting! Marlena talks with Deon Lyle about his unique basketball journey, which has led him to Declare for the 2019 NBA Draft. Plus, Deon shares his thoughts about playing for a NCAA Div.1 College and then choosing to leave to play in the JBA. Find out which NBA team he would like to play for and why... Off the court, Deon has his own clothing brand "NeverQuit", and realize it's not just a cliché meaning to him it's a lifestyle.
31 minutes | Mar 28, 2019
Marlena finds out where her listeners are in the world. Some locations will surprise you, trust. Basketball Madness is in full effect! Lonzo Ball ending Big Baller Brand. Lakers missing the playoffs again this season. College b-ball destroying brackets and dreams on the daily. Plus, Marlena shares how exciting, crazy, and exhausting it has been creating a new logo for the podcast. Breaking News! Marlena came out of her comfort circle by accepting to go on an official date. To be continued...
77 minutes | Mar 5, 2019
Time to Shine
Marlena is back with someone who (almost) loves basketball as much as she does. (drumroll) Univ. of San Fran Masters candidate and Lakers secret weapon, Devin Shallowhorn. Devin breaks down what it's like pursuing a Master's Degree in Sports. Find out which degree is more difficult to earn, Bachelors or Masters? Plus they discuss NBA All Star Weekend and the 2nd Half of the season. The FOMO is real.
86 minutes | Jan 21, 2019
Ep. 5 Ballin' with Je'rell Springer
Ever wonder what it's like being a Pro athlete or playing with the Ball brothers or traveling to different countries? Luckily, joining Marlena is someone who has the answers. This special guest's name is Je'rell Springer. Je'rell's basketball resume is unique unlike most players. He was part of the inaugural JBA League by Big Baller Brand. Later, part of the JBA USA Team, traveling 16+ countries with the Ball Family. Plus, Je'rell shares the inside scoop of being part of Big Baller Brand and his future plans.
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