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No Pump Fakes

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SLAM Presents “No Pump Fakes”, The official podcast of the basketball bible. Host Theus McBee and Ahmad Smith will talk about the pureness of the game while giving in-depth analysis and providing special guests. Welcome to No Pump Fakes! A podcast made for those who truly love the game. Go Check Out Our Exclusive Sportsbook Partner Betway! Use the following link! https://betway.com
 
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Joe and Ian are back together on the pod! Dennis Rodman was a big discussion point this week and we talk about the progression of Nick Young’s boxing career! Also, the WNBA all LeagueFits first team is discussed in-depth. Is Sue Bird among the league’s best dressed? Tune in to hear what happened at New York fashion week! Ian Pierno - https://www.in…
 
Let's get it! Top 5 Shooting Guards heading into the season. Let's clarify who fits the bill. Devin Booker is leading the charge and has shown it in his development, all he's missing is a Chip. Where does Anthony Edwards land? Is James Harden going to have a redemption year? Ahmad Smith on Instagram Theus McBee on Instagram…
 
Before we start…Nikola Jokic is a DOG! The Denver Nuggets are in the mix this season. Let’s jump into our top-5 point guards ranked in order for this upcoming season. Are Luka and James Harden point guards? Starting with the unanimous #1 in Steph Curry through to the guys who are on the fringe. The East is tough! Ahmad Smith on Instagram Theus McBe…
 
Where does Manu stand? Are there players he should be ahead of in the NBA Top-75? The international Top-25 is heavy with the likes of Luka, Giannis, Embiid, etc. James Harden and Manu Ginobili comparisons need to stop. Manu is stamped but he wasn't leading a championship team as the #1 option. Congrats on the Hall of Fame. Ahmad Smith on Instagram …
 
It’s like Christmas, we are both heading to NYC for Fashion Week. Packing the bags and putting together the outfits for the coming days, aka style anxiety. Fashion boy bankruptcy, not stepping out in designer. Lewis Hamilton, the best-dressed athlete or human? Dressing in the heat, do you dress for the weather? Has Kanye pulled the safety off…how d…
 
Quality tank jobs don't happen often, outside of Philly what other teams come to mind. It’s September, and we get to thank international basketball for some great entertainment. What's the difference between the best player vs most dominant player? Shaq was the best and most dominant player in the league during the Laker's 3-peat, is Giannis? Is th…
 
Have you ever been to a wedding? This starts the discussion around wedding etiquette, themes, and dress code. Calling in a friend with Producer Kurt to fill in the gaps and educate what are the dos and don'ts when attending a wedding. We wrap with the greatest NBA boxing matchups, hence the Nick Young and DLo beef. Ian Pierno - https://www.instagra…
 
Who are we congratulating the Cleveland Cavaliers or Donovan Mitchell? Does anyone in the East really scare you outside of Milwaukee? Spida has proved that he can be the #1 option but now he has help that will allow him to thrive. Will he be the #1 option on this Cavs team? How deep are these Cavs and do they have what it takes to challenge in the …
 
ASMR Joe and Ian Pierno are going to New York Fashion Week. Manifesting it from the jump it’s finally going down. Planning out our fits for the week. We are also working on the WNBA All-WNBA Teams in collaboration with WSLAM, shoutout to Camille Buxeda, Chloe Jackson, and Ty Young. NBA 2K 23 with J Cole is hard! Do you have an Ick list…LOL Ps. I ca…
 
Say it ain’t so Joe and Insomnia Pierno are alive! Does Joe have a ghostwriter aka Google? We also went to USC and wondered, were we the coolest or lamest peeps on campus. Devin Booker, Kyle Kuzma, and OBJ with a cool IG pic. Chain pizza hasn’t aged well, keep it mom and pop. Plus the evolution of artists compared to the artists who don’t evolve an…
 
Shout out to James Harden who just turned 33! Where does he rank all-time offensively? Does he deserve to be in the conversation with the likes of Jordan, Kobe and even Curry? Also, Ahmad and Theus cover what truly makes Giannis so special and what players can turn it on come playoff time. Come check out the NPF pod to hear the best basketball bant…
 
Joe Blazey in the flesh with Ian Pierno! We are joined by a special guest, Malik Monk. Charlotte had the tunnel on lock from Kemba to Terry. The progression of fashion from Arkansas to LA. The Purple and Gold carries weight. First shopping trip in LA with Kendrick Nunn spending bands on bands. Milk-white Supreme dudes from New York City are REAL. S…
 
Not only the greatest co-host of all co-hosts, but cough-drop Joe is undefeated with the intros! Happy Birthday Joe and Kobe. Ian just spent the weekend in NYC, which starts the discussion on the differences between LA and NYC. The SLAM Summer Classic was incredible and summer hoop is just special, rolling through the city in buses and shutting dow…
 
Cozy Joe and Mr. Pierno have a special guest on the pod! Queue the drumroll for Sydney Bordonaro, the WNBA STYLIST right now! From Kelsey Plum to DiDi Richards she’s killing the game right now. From her hooping days at Pepperdine she initially wanted to be an agent but always had a love for styling and fashion. From delivering weed to getting the n…
 
LeBron James is staying in LA, congrats on the extension and we look forward to seeing him play with Bronny! With LeBron signing this extension what does this do for LA…are they going to be a contender? What can we expect from Russell Westbrook, do we see the ball in his hands or tucked away in the corner? Anthony Davis is an immediate first-ballot…
 
People who make lots of money do nothing! Drum roll please…Jerami Grant is going to win LeagueFits Most Improved 2022/2023! From Paris Fashion Week, Jerami Grant is just tearing it up. Fun fact, Skip Bayless has a brother named Rick who’s a Michelin Star Chef. Who are the 1% who can pull off wearing a jersey? Shoutout to the WNBA for making basketb…
 
Shoutout to Tim Duncan who will present Manu Ginobili at the Hall of Fame ceremony. When looking at free agency and who’s still on the market, you have to look past talent and understand teams look for fit. Where will Collin Sexton play this coming season? If Anthony Davis “plays” he can be the best big in basketball! Kawhi Leonard will be back in …
 
Joe "Hamilton" and Ian Pierno in the flesh or the pixels? Imagine going from one extreme to the other...aka Pete or Kanye? Tattoos and dyed hair are the gateway to piercings. Fresh from Las Vegas, we pulled up to the "PROJECT" expo and spoke on a panel, Joe self ranks his debut at a B- and we discuss how much trends suck. Plus grading the best rapp…
 
Kyle Kuzma just dropped Wilt Chamberlain numbers in a pro-am and Gelo snapped in the Drew League, all of this shows how good you have to be in the NBA. Redemption season is on the way for Anthony Davis, time for him to remind the world why he is great, we’re tired of seeing him injured. James Harden has lots to prove, just a few years removed from …
 
Paolo Banchero and Dejounte Murray got into it at a summer pro-am. We love to see the competitiveness but keep it on the court. Seattle has always had a strong hoop culture, ranking our favorite hoopers from the likes of, Jamal Crawford, Brandon Roy, Nate Robinson and Zach LaVine. Nets owner Joe Tsai has a decision to make, Steve Nash/Sean Marks or…
 
Inconsiderate Joe and Ian are here to have a great day on a great day, even after the Joe slander pre-recording. YO! They’re bringing SlamBall back, where basketball meets rugby on trampolines, we’re here for it. Fun fact, Ian was the ultimate high school athlete, some would say…sneaky athletic. Joe Williams may not have bounce but the handle packa…
 
All-Star is in Utah this year...This is the year where Anthony Edwards breaks out and separates himself, is ANT the best player on the Timberwolves? Tyler Herro is on the right team to win ball games and make his case for becoming a first-time All-Star. Are we accounting for injury replacements? Does SGA have a chance even if he averages 26+ PPG? N…
 
Trucker hat “Joe” and Mr. Pierno are both going through a hair journey. When we run out of money we immediately shift to selling clothes on Grailed, RIP the Dior Chucks. Did TikTok kill Instagram and are pictures becoming extinct? The constant evolution of social media and the ongoing wars between platforms…make way for BeReal. Shoutout to Terrence…
 
We are in August…we talking about pro-am basketball and sleeper teams this upcoming season. Atlanta, we have high expectations for you this season, top-4 seed or disappointment. The New Orleans Pelicans secured Zion and now its time to deliver on the hardwood. Can we even compare the Memphis Grizzlies to the Utah Jazz or are the Grizzlies in a diff…
 
The new era gets off to a HOT start as Joe aka Pedro tries to defend his toes-out stance. Which NBA players are willing to let the dogs out in the tunnel? Where else will you get this level of investigative reporting on hot button issues? Brooklyn's Royce O'Neale and former Chicago Sky Chloe Jackson join the pod to talk fashion, and how even going …
 
The beginning of a new era has officially begun. Let us reminisce as we reflect on how the D-Wade and Melo podcast came to be. Drake is great and some people are just destined for fame. Also, go cop the Scottie Barnes cover. Shoutout to all the returning listeners, we appreciate you. Today we leave you with a quote: Joe Williams “The coolest moment…
 
Do the Celtics need Kevin Durant…they were just in the NBA Finals and only two games away from winning. Is Jaylen Brown a top-3 SG in the NBA? The Celtics are in win-now mode but if you make a trade for KD you’re going to give up so much more than Jaylen Brown. Plus Giannis and the Bucks ain’t going anywhere either. Is Jayson Tatum on the same leve…
 
We talking fashion with “LEGENDS” today. Creative Directors, Calyann Barnett and Khalilah Beavers take us back to the beginning with Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony. Melo and Wade break down the evolution of fashion in the NBA and how it has changed since the 2003 draft. Why the NBA dress code came into effect and where they would like to see fashi…
 
Shoutout to our episode sponsors Ruffles! And our boy Suburban Joe Airforce 1s, the Cortez should be banned from doing collabs. Did Drake make a basketball Nocta collab soley for his mens league ? Do you need a certain amount of angst to be an artist? The boys way in on their thoughts. They also have been talking about basketball quite often as of …
 
Nikola Jokic may mess around and win an MVP for the third straight year… but that doesn’t mean he’s the best player in the world. Theus and Ahmad weigh in if they’d pick Jokic over Kawhi Leonard, LeBron James, Jimmy Butler and other stars in the association. Ahmad debates if people overvalue the regular season compared to a player that can lead tea…
 
We travelled together and Joe has no sense of time or travel etiquette. We recorded a pod with legends, stay tuned because it's epic—also, shoutout to Lil Wayne who put on a show at last night's concert. Las Vegas hacks, find a solid hotel so you don’t have to leave the property and venture into the heat. Ian Pierno - https://www.instagram.com/ianp…
 
Lets jump into the top “bigs” in the league. Giannis, AD, Jokic, Embiid, and KAT set the stage for top bigs in the league, but where does Deandre Ayton fall? Is KD impossible to trade…where does Brooklyn go from here? Do we see Donovan Mitchell in New York and what does it cost the Knicks? Ahmad Smith on Instagram Theus McBee on Instagram…
 
Thanasis makes his debut podcast and it's only right that it’s on Survival of the Fitted. Fresh off the movie, shoutout to RISE and the entire family. Thanasis had the best style in the movie! When it comes to fashion - some people are just born fly. You cant be taught how to be cool. From sweats to dressing up, fashion is something Thanasis loves.…
 
Chet Holmgren with a great debut at NBA Summer League, the biggest question will be around the position he guards. At the power forward position, it’s scary for Chet on the defensive end. What does the Rudy Gobert trade do for the Minnesota Timberwolves? Let’s talk about KAT and D Lo - the expectations they are facing this season are real, they nee…
 
The Fourth of Joe-LY and the boring vanilla-greyscale co-host Mr. Pierno are here. An all-white party is only cool if you’re invited. Suburban Joe is a thing, he wouldn’t have it any other way. Looking forward to Dad life, we discuss “names” and why “MoonTree” is the name of the future. Manifesting basketball rule changes and Ian working at 2K for …
 
Discussing the biggest “What If” moments in NBA History, from Free Agent signings to Blockbuster Trades. Whether it was Chris Paul almost going to the Lakers or Tracy McGrady and Allen Iverson teaming up, the history of today's NBA would look very different. Anthony Davis is not a #1 option on an NBA Championship team right now. Bubble Davis was, L…
 
The Hawks just made a statement with their backcourt addition of Dejounte Murray! When you add a two-way player like Murray it takes a lot of pressure off Trae. Where do the Hawks slot in the standings, does this elevate them into a top-4 seed in the East? Shoutout to all the players getting paid, free agency is in full effect! Go Check Out Our Exc…
 
Welcome to Star talk, you don’t need a nickname to start, it’s how you finish. We get into notable people that have blocked us, including the Cleveland Cavaliers who don’t mess with Star-Joe. Best nicknames in the league alert, aka “Sex-Land” and “Bang Bros” with the ultimate sex sells nicknames. GOAT talk on SOTF? P.J. and James Harden reunited…li…
 
The Man Joe Williams and Coach Pierno are back after #working. Corporate Joe was in NYC working the draft suite while Ian was doing other cool things in Canada. 2023 Ian & Joe in Paris is going to be a thing. SGA in Thom Browne was elite model ishhh. Ps. Ian knows a thing or two about hoop Ian Pierno - https://www.instagram.com/ianpierno/ Joe Willi…
 
Whats the definition of a poverty franchise? Brooklyn is playing with fire when it comes to this era of Nets basketball. Does Kyrie want to be in LA and what do possible sign and trade scenarios look like…not pretty. KD to Portland, but Dame and KD ain’t moving the needle in the West. Can Russell Westbrook win a Championship as the #1 option? When …
 
Happy Draft Day! Shoutout to all the potential draftees on this life changing moment. What does this trade with Jerami Grant do for the Trail Blazers…is it a step in the right direction? We know the intentions of the Portland Trail Blazers but this doesn’t move the needle to a Championship caliber team. The bottom line, where will the Portland Trai…
 
Shoutout to 100 episodes of No Pump Fakes! What team will Kyrie Irving be playing on next season? Do we see Kyrie in the Purple and Gold reunited with LeBron? Kyrie has all the leverage, he gets to pick and choose. The Nets don’t have many options, pay Kyrie! Are you building around Donovan Mitchell, Brandon Ingram, Zion Williamson, or Jaylen Brown…
 
Shoutout to Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors your 2022 NBA Champions. Steph finally takes home his first MVP, and he was the best player by a mile. Andrew Wiggins came to play all finals and was the second best player in the SERIES, scoring buckets or putting Jayson Tatum in jail on defence. Jayson Tatum didn't show up with a record 100+…
 
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