Welcome to The ETCs Podcast, where Kevin Durant, Eddie Gonzalez, and special guests will have candid conversations about the best of sports, music, entertainment and culture. From what's currently going on in the NBA to the history of some of your favorite albums to actors and producers who have changed the way that film and TV are made, The ETCs brings you never-before-heard stories and perspectives about all of your favorite topics.
Benny the Butcher Chops it Up on Today's Hip-Hop Landscape | The ETCs
30:36Ahead of Benny The Butcher's new album "Everybody Can't Go" dropping, he stopped by The ETCs to discuss his illustrious career and how its led him to his new deal with Def Jam. Powered by the resources Def Jam has bestowed, Benny talks about how this press run is different, how he mixes up his sounds and features to make an impact and how he's happy to be the villain for Twitter trolls who don't support his music, anyways. With features from Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg and Jadakiss, The Butcher is clear that 'Everybody Can't Go' is an instant classic.
Boxer Devin Haney Talks Being Youngest Promoter Ever, Love of Fashion & More | The ETCs
17:17Devin Haney did everything he could in the 135lb division, becoming the undisputed champion and winning 4-titles in the process. Now he sits down with Eddie Gonzalez after vacating those titles and kicking off a new journey to dominate 140lb division. He starts that journey this Saturday December 9th against power puncher Regis Prograis. Haney dishes on the state of boxing, what he thinks about YouTube boxers like Jake Paul & KSI, his love of R&B and fashion, and much more.
Ryan Garcia Talks Business of Boxing, Jake Paul, Social Media Stardom & Preps for Oscar Duarte Fight
45:17Ryan Garcia returns to the ring on December 2nd after his knockout loss to Gervonta "Tank" Davis and he's more ready than ever. In this episode of The ETCs, Garcia talks to Eddie Gonzalez about his training that brought him to this point, how boxers need to become businesses to change the sport, a movement he and Logan Paul are setting the bar for and going up against internet boxers like KSI. Later, he discusses his beef with Shakur Stevenson at length as well as his mental health journey. #DAZN #boxing #ryangarcia
Legend Dawn Staley On State of Women's Basketball & Having Nike’s Best Signature Shoe | The ETCs
13:31In the special episode of The ETCs, South Carolina Women’s Head Basketball Coach Dawn Staley joins Eddie Gonzalez to discuss how her program has built superstars in players like A’ja Wilson, the competitive landscape of vying for recruits in a world with NIL and how she’s certain Aliyah Boston has a bright future ahead of her. They two also touch on what’s next for network rights around college hoops and the WNBA and lastly, how Staley believes she has the best signature shoe across all of Nike.
Ball Hog Accusations and SuperTeam Misconceptions with Kelsey Plum l The ETCs
25:11Las Vegas Aces star Kelsey Plum joins Eddie Gonzalez in Las Vegas. The duo discussed how Plum's collegiate records gave her a reputation she wanted to shake, the vibe of Las Vegas as a sports town and the narratives around what it means to be a "super team." Later, they discuss the dynamics and intricacies behind playing in the 3V3 Tournament and why "building a brand" can just mean showing up and performing at your best.
Who Does Kevin Durant Have As MVP?
12:46In this special episode of The ETCS, Eddie Gonzalez and Kevin Durant dive into the never-ending conversation around the NBA MVP. Between Jayson Tatum, Nikola Jokic, Giannis Antetokounmpo and more - the duo dive into the lack of understanding around the actual MVP criteria, the role of the media in the discourse and what it all means to a player's legacy.
Kevin Durant discusses the impact of Michael Jordan on sneaker culture
26:40Kevin Durant and Eddie Gonzalez discuss Nike and KD's illustrious collection of basketball shoes and what's next, 50 Cent vs. Lil Wayne in a Verzuz, Drake's unreleased music, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's new drama AIR and what Michael Jordan will mean to footwear forever.