LIVE from the Gradelo Celebrity Basketball Tournament


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Tune in for a special episode recorded LIVE at the Gradelo Celebrity Basketball Tournament. Metta talks with special guests MarQuis Trill, Sarunas Jackson, Rashid Byrd, Nick Ansom, Tristan Jass, and Supreme Patty. A little about our guests: MarQuis Trill: MarQuis is an entertainment mogul who founded the social media management company, Entertainment 258 Agency Inc., which works with major artists, professional athletes, and businesses worldwide to help create and maintain their brands. His list of clients includes big-time? names such as Justin Bieber, James Harden, Rob Kardashian, and Travis Scott, among others. Before becoming famous, he was a high school basketball star, becoming one of the top recruits in his class. He first gained fame on YouTube after his vlogs discussing his experiences attending Prairie View A&M University went viral. Sarunas Jackson: Sarunas is an actor who is known for his work in a variety of both film and television. He is best known for his appearance as a recurring role in the 2017 HBO series Insecure where he plays the character Alejandro 'Dro' Peña. In addition to his acting, he is also a successful writer and works as a part of the writing staff on the 2016 television series Vital Signs. With a role on the series Insecure, he stars alongside Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Amanda Seales, and Natasha Rothwell. Rashid Byrd: Rashid is an American professional basketball player. In 2004 Byrd signed with the Harlem Globetrotters. A year later in 2005, he signed with Seattle Supersonics NBA team. From there his basketball career took off. Playing 7 years as a professional basketball player. With a few NBA teams Detroit Pistons in 2003 , Seattle Super Sonics 2004-2005 , CBA in China 2006 with Shanxi Dragons, Los Angeles Lakers in 2007 - 2008 , Sacramento Kings in 2009 - 2010, NBDL for Los Angeles Defenders 2010 - 2011, Also he has been playing overseas currently through the years in Africa, Spain, Vienna, Kosovo, Puerto Rico Humanco, and Dubai. He started acting in 2002. Playing in epic movies as Ball Don't Lie, Hurricane Season, Love and Basketball. Then in 2007, he starred in a movie with Will Ferrell 'Semi-Pro', Byrd played Harvard, who was #50 for the Flint Tropics. Since. then he has been in national commercials for Mc Donald's, PenFed, Burger King, Got Milk, Nike, and Ferrari campaigns. Nick Ansom: Nick is an entrepreneur and philanthropist with a serious passion for the game of basketball. He has dedicated his life to building community through the sport that he loves. * Founder of The Venice Basketball League founded in 06 * Facilitator of the basketball program at Boys and Girls Club in Venice 2008 * Founder of The KVBL Natural Leaders Camp in 09 * Partner with AEG on Nike 3 on 3. * Created traveling VBL All-Star team that raises funds for programs (Toured: China, France, Mexico) * Founder of The KVBL Natural Leaders Camp in 09 Tristan Jass: Tristan is a basketball point guard who rose to fame after posting videos of himself shooting extreme layups on Instagram, earning over 250,000 followers. ESPN featured a video of him doing one of his complicated layups. Another video of him making a shot against one of his high school teachers has earned over 200,000 views on Instagram and was also featured on ESPN's website. Supreme Patty: Comedian and entertainer on Instagram whose short sketches have earned him 3.7 million followers on the platform. He has collaborated with fellow social media star Danny Duncan.

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