Dribble N’ Dimes

Dribble N’ Dimes

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Documenting the stories and journeys of New York Tri-State area basketball from the figures who’ve lived them. Each week we explore the careers and experiences of legends like Rod Strickland, Felipè Lopez and many more. Website: www.dribblendimes.com Follow us on… - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dribblendimes - Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/dribblendimes For advertising inquiries: dribblendimes@gmail.com Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dribblendimes/support


Julius Hodge: From a Raven to part of a Wolfpack
May 27 • 117 min
From the swag filled streets of Harlem World USA this man took on all naysayers to achieve the dream of many by being drafted into the NBA. Prior to completing that feat this lanky phenom made a name for himself all across the ACC as a ferocious member of…
Dain Ervin: Evaluating Basketball Talent All Across the Land
May 20 • 103 min
This man hails from the same stomping grounds as New York legends Kenny the Jet Smith, Kenny Anderson and Hip Hop icon N.O.R.E. In those Lefrak city streets he honed his skills, competing against some of the best to do it out of the Q borough. Our guest…
Jordan “Flight” Southerland: The World’s Best One Foot Dunker
May 13 • 80 min
You might have seen our guest throwing down some ferocious dunks on TNT’s “The Dunk King” or traveling all over as part of the Harlem Wizards. This Marietta, GA native surprisingly didn’t get any burn on his High School teams, although he was blessed with…
Orlando Antigua: Bronx streets to NCAA Glory
May 6 • 98 min
Picture this… You’re a teenager rocking with your friends. You get confused for someone else causing ruckus and you get popped in the head. You recover, hoop, do the most and go onto play D1 at the University of Pittsburgh. Through that you experience…
Humble Panamanian Beginnings with Gary Forbes
Apr 29 • 88 min
He left his native city in Panama after SWAT teams of military personnel invaded his neighborhood in search of military dictator Manuel Noriega. As a kid he spent a lot of time playing ball with his siblings on a home made hoop hand crafted by his father.…
The Last NCAA Game of 2020 w/ Terrence Rencher
Apr 22 • 39 min
It’s all too familiar right now how significant an impact the coronavirus pandemic is having on our global community. A little over a month ago in the United States things were still relatively “normal.” Then Rudy Gobert contracted the virus and shit got…
All Hallows Great + Columbia Univ. Grad Tony Chiles
Apr 15 • 66 min
Back in the 80’s NYC was on fire! The basketball scene was intense. You had a wide ranging cast of characters who transcended the landscape and cemented their legacies both on and off the court. Out of the Highbridge section of the Bronx, our guest took…
Paterson’s Giant - Tim Thomas
Apr 8 • 37 min
This New Jersey product was constantly being discussed in all the major basketball outlets of the mid 90’s. He attended Paterson Catholic H.S. where he dominated the hardwood and garnered national attention. He was selected as a McDonald’s All-American…
The Point Goddess - China Crosby
Apr 1 • 90 min
A BX native she starred at Manhattan Center and was named a McDonald’s All American. With her late mother’s support and sacrifice she was able to spend hours practicing her craft up and down the hill that was her block. As one of the country’s top point…
The Journey of “The Correction’s Officer” Anthony Glover
Mar 25 • 85 min
From top to bottom this dude is BX. He helped the Rice H.S. Raiders grab 2 City & State chips. Played all 4 years at St. John’s University helping them claim the Big East title one of those seasons. He’s also a 2X graduate of St. John’s (Bachelor’s and…
The Catholic High School Athletic Association… with the chairman Paul Gilvary
Mar 18 • 52 min
Unfortunately, basketball has come to a screeching halt. Our new normal consists of lock downs and social distancing. This week was supposed to be when NYC’s premiere basketball league was deep into its playoffs and en route to crowning a new champion.…
Lou Roe: Atlantic City Dreams to Pro Hoops Reality
Mar 11 • 108 min
Our guest was born and raised in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He graduated from Atlantic City High School then took his talents 6 hours north to the University of Massachusetts, where he’d cement his legacy as one of the most recognizable student athletes…
Coach Dwayne Killings - From Amherst, MA to the sidelines at Marquette University
Mar 4 • 41 min
While out at the PSA Cardinals showcase in December we bumped into Marquette assistant coach Dwayne Killings and finally got a chance to break bread with the homie. Dwayne, an Amherst, MA, product walked onto the Minutemen’s squad at UMass and played…
New Jersey’s own Head Coach Ben Gamble
Feb 26 • 64 min
He’s revered throughout the state of New Jersey and has served his community on many levels for decades. Both as a state corrections officer and on the bench, as coach Bobby Hurley Senior’s right hand at the now closed St. Anthony’s H.S. He eventually…
Ryan “Special FX” Williams - Cardozo H.S., St. Johns Univ., and that AND1 Life!
Feb 19 • 79 min
Straight out of the Q borough this high flyer started playing at Rucker Park at age 16. In High School he was coached by Ron Naclerio at Cardozo and was a standout, as he rocked rims all around the PSAL. He attended and graduated from Monroe College and…
Mourning the Loss of Kobe Bean Bryant
Jan 31 • 55 min
January 26, 2020 will be one of those unfortunate days in history where everyone will remember where they were when they found out about Kobe and Gianna Bryant’s death. On this special episode Manny Digital & Emilio The Poet share their thoughts and…
#55: Terrance “Munch” Williams (Wesleyan Univ./ Pro Scholar Athletics) - SEASON FINALE
Dec 18, 2019 • 65 min
His path can only be described as highly unlikely for a kid from the Bronx. Through his basketball ability and his academic achievement he earned his way to the Holderness School, a boarding high school with annual tuition of $58kšŸ˜². There he handled his…
#54: Kyle Cuffe Sr. (Rice High School/St. John’s University)
Dec 11, 2019 • 88 min
Standing 6 feet 9 inches, he hails from the Towers of Tracey in the Bronx. He played at legendary powerhouse Rice High School and when it came time to go to college he stayed local, and balled with the Red Men of St. Johns. He took full advantage of his…
#53: Emmanuel “Book” Richardson (St. Raymond H.S./Univ. of Pitt Johnstown/Gauchos)
Dec 4, 2019 • 75 min
Our guest is a NYC guy all the way through. We claim him in the BX, but he’s resided in multiple boroughs and has made a mark everywhere he’s set foot. Hanging with older crowds, he fell into the game of basketball and with the help of the “older heads”…
#52: Ed McDonald (Xaverian H.S./Boston College/Goodfellas Actor)
Nov 27, 2019 • 75 min
He’s a product of Brooklyn NY. He attended and played at Xaverian H.S. and once done there set his academic sights on Boston University. He was good enough to walk onto the freshman squad at B.C., but decided to quit. In his career he’s been the former…
#51: James Mooney (Iona Prep/College of Mount Saint Vincent)
Nov 20, 2019 • 95 min
He grew up a Bronx guy. Basketball became a part of his life early. He practiced constantly in his private alleyway in the apartment complex where he was raised. He attended Iona Prep, where he struggled, but learned what patience and perseverance can…
#50: Kevin Bell šŸ›Ž (Rice H.S./Bowie State Univ.)
Nov 13, 2019 • 103 min
Our guest is the living Harlem, NY doppelgänger version of legendary fighter Kimbo Slice. As a NY basketball protegè he came up playing with the Riverside Hawks alongside a variety of NY basketball phenoms that would go on to dominate around the city. He…
#49: Eric “Broadway” Jones (St. Raymond H.S./Urbana Univ.)
Nov 6, 2019 • 68 min
This Bronx, NY product has been a basketball player since he can remember. Coming up he caught whatever run he could. When it was time to decide on a High School a friend demanded he attend St. Raymond H.S. (in the Bronx) where the basketball program was…
#48: Marcus Cox (Kolbe Cathedral/UConn/UMass)
Oct 30, 2019 • 63 min
On this episode we take our talents to Connecticut and stay true to our Tri-State intentions! We got the chance to sit with a graduate of Kolbe Cathedral H.S., where this man helped lead his team to the state chip. Born and bred in Bridgeport, he’s stayed…
#47: Ernie Morris (Benedict College/Hoops Historian)
Oct 23, 2019 • 66 min
Our guest is by far the KING of the acronym (you’ll see why when you tune in)! He was fortunate enough to play for Harlem legend Holcombe Rucker (the namesake of Harlem’s famous basketball tournament/court). He coached many and was witness to some of the…
#46: Rod Strickland (NBA/DePaul Univ.)
Oct 16, 2019 • 85 min
Our guest hails from the Bronx, NY. He attended 3 High Schools before starring at Chicago’s DePaul University. Once he showed out in the NCAA he set his sights for the NBA where he had a storied 17 year professional career. Afterward he turned to coaching…
#45: Coach Ron Naclerio (Cardozo H.S./St. John’s University)
Oct 9, 2019 • 87 min
You could say this man is a lifer. He has been both a player and (for the last 38+ years) the head coach at Queens powerhouse Cardozo H.S. His storied program has helped develop a large crop of talented men all across the basketball landscape. Players…
#44: Micah Brand (UMass/Milford Academy)
Oct 2, 2019 • 90 min
On today’s episode we feature a 4 year student athlete who graduated from the Zoo (also known as UMass to those of you not in the know). He hails from Middletown, NY and had a stellar international pro career spanning over 10 years of service. He took his…
#43: Roosevelt “Coach Rose šŸŒ¹” Byers (Millbank/St. Raymond H.S.)
Sep 25, 2019 • 85 min
He graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas College in Rockland County. He’s been affiliated with the Dunlevy Milbank Center since he was a child and today serves as the athletic director and face of the Millbank Flyers basketball program. He’s known to have had…
#42: Maxwell “Bingo” Cole (Bingo All Stars/Monsignor Scanlan H.S.)
Sep 18, 2019 • 69 min
He grew up in the same BX projects that raised Nate “Tiny” Archibald (Patterson Houses). He never suited up for a H.S. basketball team, but at the tender age of 18 began his coaching career. Under his watch many NYC players took flight and earned athletic…
#41: Kevin Hamilton Sr. (Iona College HOF/NBA Draftee)
Sep 11, 2019 • 83 min
Our guest is in the Iona College Hall of Fame and under the late Jim Valvano helped take his Iona squads to the NCAA tournament TWICE! His genes are strong! All his offspring have played professional basketball all across the globe. This North Babylon…
#40: Terrence Rencher (Univ. of Texas/St. Raymond H.S.)
Sep 4, 2019 • 102 min
He’s known as the all time leading scorer in University of Texas history. He played professionally in the NBA and all throughout Europe. He left for the pros and over a decade later came back to UT to earn his degree. He’s a St. Raymond H.S. alumi and…
#39: Tyler Brown (St. Raymond H.S./South Carolina State Univ.)
Aug 28, 2019 • 98 min
While born in BK our guest considers the Throggs Neck section of the Bronx home. “Sweet Chuck”, as he was dubbed by one of his High School teammates was known as a sharp shooting walking bucket. He ran with notables like Charles Jones, Jerry McCullough…
#38: Steve Burtt Sr. (Iona College/NBA)
Aug 21, 2019 • 150 min
The early years were rough for our guest after losing both his parents by age 12. Thanks to a childhood friend he got down with his local Police Athletic League where he began developing his basketball skills quickly and meeting one of his life long…
#37: Henry Perez & Joe “Pasta” Cifone (We W.I.L.L. Thru Sports)
Aug 14, 2019 • 80 min
On this episode we explore the journeys of 2 distinguished gentlemen from the We W.I.L.L. Thru Sports Program. Our first guest was raised on the upper west side as a member of an 8 sibling family. Nothing came easy, but there was never a dull moment. He…
#36: Dave Cordova (DavesJoint.net)
Aug 7, 2019 • 98 min
Standing 6 feet 9 inches this brother frequented his neighborhood courts to get his recreational hoops on. In middle school his confidence grew, not off the roundball, but with the pen after he earned an A off an essay he scribed. That confidence…
#35: Dave Schnur (COO of SLAM Media, Inc)
Jul 31, 2019 • 56 min
At an early age our guest recalls immersing himself in basketball thru the pages of SLAM magazine. In parallel he became more dedicated to honing his skills in the park. He peaked early and by the end of his middle school years so too came the slow down…
#34: Daniel Artest (Queensbridge Houses)
Jul 24, 2019 • 79 min
As a young’n this Queensbridge product ran tournaments in his neighborhood park using the spaces in-between the monkey bars as baskets. A raw talent he grew and developed into a low post barbarian, unstoppable in his pursuit of wiping the glass clean and…
#33 - Rich Kosik (pt. 2)
Jul 17, 2019 • 76 min
Hope you enjoyed listening to part 1 (a.k.a. Episode 32) w/ Rich Kosik. On this episode Rich returns with part 2 and tells us stories of his time with ABCD camp, breaks down the history of the program and much more. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast and…
#32 - Rich Kosik (pt. 1)
Jul 10, 2019 • 94 min
This Astoria Queens native grew up playing all sorts of sports up and down his block. Self admittedly he wasn’t the best basketball player, but his defensive prowess got him court time at his neighborhood Boys & Girls club. He attended Rice high school…
#31 - Charlton Clarke (former player Univ. of Massachusetts)
Jul 3, 2019 • 105 min
Straight out of the Boogie Down our guest was taught to dribble by one of the most unlikely teachers, his slightly older Greek neighbor. This self proclaimed fire escape All-American, would adjust the height of his building fire escape ladder to…
#30 - Jarrett T. Lockhart (former player Univ. of Pittsburgh)
Jun 26, 2019 • 103 min
The son of a former NBA draftee, this Sweden born Bronxite established a reputation for himself as a fierce hoops competitor throughout NYC. His stock rose quickly and as a result he became the youngest player ever to attend one of the more prestigious…
#29 - Jose “Chucky” Martin (Asst. Coach @ Univ. of South Carolina)
Jun 19, 2019 • 85 min
Yankee stadium’s lights turned the attention of passerby’s onto his neighborhood court. Crowds would form and from there our guest and his boys would put on a show to hear them cheer. From these humble beginnings this Puerto Rican kid started to generate…
#28 - Karl, C-Nick & Pauli (The Nickerson Boys)
Jun 12, 2019 • 102 min
This trio’s basketball roots can be traced back to the patriarch’s days at Cardozo H.S. where he was the school’s first ever basketball MVP and team captain. He’s also been an integral part in the development of several NYC area basketball standouts such…
#27 - Marvin McCullough (former Iona College player)
Jun 5, 2019 • 96 min
His family members were some of the baddest mother flowers balling throughout NYC in their day. His dad not only played professionally in the NBA, but was one half of the duo that started the Rucker Pro Tournament. This Harlemite attended All Hallows high…
#26 - Talkin’ That Isht (feat. Los)
May 29, 2019 • 66 min
Being a hoops fan there’s a lot of angst, love and war that is spewed! The boys are back to talk that wholesome basketball SHIT and debate things every basketball fiend is thinking about. The homie Los joins Digi and the Poet for another candid back and…
#25 - Greg “Scott2Be” Scott (former player Fairfield University)
May 22, 2019 • 95 min
He’s spent time working to improve our inner city community through his work in the social services. For over 25 years he has been a part of St. Raymond High School’s administration mentoring, teaching, coaching and guiding the many students who have…
Episode 24 - Randy Williams (All Hallows H.S./Iona College)
May 15, 2019 • 97 min
He first hit the hardwood when he joined the St. Dominic middle school basketball team. He recalls coaches George Ramos and Larry Villar being the reasons why he fell in love with the game. Money was tight, so in order to afford his middle school uniform,…
Episode 23 - Shane “The Dribble Machine” Woney (And1 Mixtape)
May 8, 2019 • 102 min
Raised in the Edenwald Projects of the Bronx this hoop star bounced around between the streets and basketball to earn his keep. At the Rucker he earned his moniker “The Dribble Machine” which paved the way for an opportunity to be one of the original…
Episode 22 - The Block Boys (feat. Los)
Apr 24, 2019 • 94 min
On this episode your beloved hosts sit down with childhood friend and Dribble N’ Dimes supporter Los to argue, debate and inevitably talk our shit on all things basketball. YOU’RE WELCOME šŸ˜† —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make…
Episode 21 - Howie Harrison
Apr 17, 2019 • 103 min
This brother has his Harlem swag on 100,000! He came up playing ball via the Gauchos program traveling all over the country. He left Harlem for boarding school in Massachusetts attending the Bement school and Williston Northampton School while both…
Episode 20 - Matt Augustin
Apr 10, 2019 • 102 min
Right off the 6 train in the Boogie Down is where this lockdown defender was raised. The son of St. Lucian parents, he was taught early to appreciate what he was given and to extract lessons from the adversity he faced. He grew up surrounded by basketball…
Episode 19 - G. Moody Returns
Apr 3, 2019 • 76 min
We’re joined once again by Brooklyn’s finest! G. Moody stops by to get into some real deal NYC hoops talk. We also get the update on his FIVE STAR podcast “This That & The Third” and so much more. Get your hoops serving NOW with your homies from the Mecca…
Episode 18 - Jerry McCullough
Mar 27, 2019 • 103 min
This cat was around the game of basketball from an early age. The park was his home and where he got nice with his. You could find him hooping his tail off at the Gauchos gym and at Rice High School for coach Lou Demello. He was considered by his coaches…
Episode 17 - Ricardo Greer
Mar 20, 2019 • 70 min
Tragedy struck this young man’s family at a tender age when his mother unexpectedly passed away. Thanks to his older sister taking on the motherly role plus with the help of his extended family he was able to persevere, hone his skills and flourish as a…
Episode 16 - Dana Dingle (former Univ. Massachusetts player/N.Y. Lightning Co-Director)
Mar 13, 2019 • 160 min
When he wasn’t break dance battling in building lobbies with his boys, this kid could be found roaming Parkchester playing the game of baseball. In the height of the crack era his parents decided to send him to a nearby Catholic high school to help…
Episode 15 - Coach Jorgé Lopez (St. Raymond H.S. Varsity)
Mar 6, 2019 • 117 min
His passion for coaching awoke when a group of local Wash Heights kids needed a coach to enter a tournament and they asked him to commit. From that spark he made his way up the local coaching ranks which set him up for the opportunity to enter the family…
Episode 14 - J.R. Gamble
Feb 27, 2019 • 91 min
Season 2 starts NOW! As a child this St. Albans native carried the nickname “stats” for his spongelike ability to memorize, calculate and dictate sports statistics at the drop of a dime. He parlayed this fascination with sports into a career as a sports…
Episode 13 - “Halftime” End of Season 1
Jan 2, 2019 • 12 min
It’s unbelievable that Dribble N’ Dimes was born just a few short months ago. After 12 episodes we’re taking a small hiatus to retool and re-up! We thank you for your listenership and look forward to serving up some fly content soon. In the meantime we…
Episode 12 - Absolutely x Dribble
Dec 26, 2018 • 62 min
On this episode of Dribble N’ Dimes we sit with White Plains Road Alumni Daybar Is Open to talk about basketball in India and a whole bunch of Millennial-istic debates. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
Episode 11 - Peter Mulligan
Dec 19, 2018 • 81 min
He grew up 4 blocks away from Rice High School in Harlem, but chose St. Raymond because of the adventure it offered. Considered the consummate blue collar player, he used his full arsenal of skills and basketball IQ to adapt and play alongside a slew of…
Episode 10 - Rickey Rivers
Dec 12, 2018 • 97 min
As a teen the streets of Brownsville Brooklyn tempted him to head in the wrong direction. Luckily, he connected with the father of Brooklyn basketball, Mr. Gil Reynold’s, which put him on the path toward All American honors as a player at Lamar College.…
Episode 9 - Vohn Hunter
Dec 5, 2018 • 72 min
This Bronx native attended St. Raymond H.S. The son of former Harlem Globetrotter Bobby Hunter, he excelled mightily on the court and was regarded as a reliable bucket getter throughout his high school career. So much so that you can find his name among…
Episode 8 - Felipe Lopez (a.k.a. Miguelito Jordan)
Nov 28, 2018 • 78 min
He arrived to the South Bronx not knowing the English language. He frequently walked past crack infested blocks to attend Rice High School. Through hard work and determination he learned the language and dominated the basketball landscape. He racked up…
Episode 7 - Coach Massaroni & R.J. Davis
Nov 21, 2018 • 57 min
Last season Archbishop Stepinac H.S. took home the NY CHSAA boys championship and then went on to Glen Falls to win the NY State Federation chip. Since his appointment as head coach in 2015, Patrick Massaroni and his staff have taken Stepinac basketball…
Episode 6 - Digi & The Poet (a.k.a. The Montilla Bros)
Nov 14, 2018 • 71 min
The hosts of Dribble N’ Dimes crack open some whiskey and get into that good old NY basketball talk. They go through a series of random rants, drop a gang of names, and talk some Knickerbockers. Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends…
Episode 5 - Mike “Da Mayor DP” Jones
Nov 7, 2018 • 73 min
He’s known in Wash Heights as da Mayor. He’s helped assemble a number of streetball legends who’ve put on the Dominican Power jersey and gone to war for Dominicans on the court. As the coach of DP he led the team to the 2006 Dyckman Tournament…
Episode 4 - Nesta Felix
Oct 31, 2018 • 87 min
We sit down with former Iona College athlete and current women’s head basketball coach of the Westchester Community College Vikings, Nesta Felix. We learn about her basketball journey, the New Flex Hoops program she runs and the numerous chips she’s been…
Episode 3 - Jaime Peterson
Oct 24, 2018 • 125 min
Manny Digital and Emilio the Poet talk basketball with former Pitt Panther, international pro hooper and Dominican descendant Jaime Peterson. We learn about what drove him to persevere through homelessness, earned him athletic scholarships to remarkable…
Episode 2 - Gerald Moody a.k.a. G. Moneti
Oct 17, 2018 • 110 min
In this episode we sit down with the 3x podcast co-host of the year from the Michael Rapaport Podcast to hear his stories of World B. Free and how he fell in love with the game of basketball. He tells us about how he met and played with Queens legend…
Episode 1 (Part 2) - Darren “Mr. Q” Quinlan a.k.a. Buck
Oct 10, 2018 • 62 min
We continue with the final part of Mr. Q’s story. He shares the challenges and opportunities that led to him hanging up his basketball kicks to focus on developing the youth of the Bronx. Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends…
Episode 1 (Part 1) - Darren “Mr. Q” Quinlan a.k.a. Buck
Oct 3, 2018 • 61 min
We kick off the Dribble N’ Dimes podcast with Long Island basketball standout and former St. Bonaventure Bonnie Darren “Mr. Q” Quinlan. Mr. Q walks us through his basketball journey and how he transitioned into becoming a vessel to help develop, empower…
Episode 0 - We Got Next! (Intro)
Sep 6, 2018 • 2 min
Wondering what Dribble N’ Dimes is about? Here’s a quick primer. Be sure to follow us on @dribblendimes across Instagram, Twitter and Youtube. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this…