ALL THE SMOKE pairs two of the most outspoken and controversial players of their time. Known as fiery, intense competitors during their on-court careers, Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson are now two of the most widely respected voices by today’s crop of NBA stars. Serving as mentors to numerous players throughout the league and with their hands firmly on the pulse of the game, they have first-hand insight into the minds, lives and pressing issues facing today’s players. Barnes and Jackson, who have played alongside two generations of All-Stars, will dish on the latest news and drama from on and off the court without boundaries.
Here's the Latest Episode from All The Smoke:
Hollywood Star Jaime Foxx joins Matt and Stephen on Episode 43 of All The Smoke where he opens up about his acting and comedic career. Foxx also talks about the impact sports has had on is life, gives his all-time starting NBA line-up, and tells stories about his relationship with Tupac and Biggie. Recorded on April 23rd, 2020
Baseball legend Ken Griffey Jr. joins Matt and Stephen on episode 42 of All The Smoke to reflect on his Hall Of Fame career. Griffey talks about his home runs, opens up about injuries and discusses the steroid era. He also dives into Michael Jordans time in baseball.
2004 NBA Champion Rip Hamilton joins Matt and Stephen on episode 41 of All The Smoke to look back at his 14-year career. Hamilton talks with Matt and Stephen about winning a title with the Pistons during his 9-year run with the team and looks back on the Malice at the Palace. He also opens up about being teammates with MJ on the 2003 Wizards and tells stories about facing Kobe & Shaq.
NBA Star Bradley Beal joins Matt and Stephen for Episode 40 of All The Smoke. The Wizard's shooting guard opens up on his relationship with John Wall, his contract extension with Washington, and his time playing for Billy Donovan at Florida. Beal also talks about modeling his game after Allen Iverson, Ray Allen & Dwayne Wade.
The one and only T-Mac joins Matt and Stephen for Episode 39 of All The Smoke. Tracy McGrady opens up about his Hall of Fame career including playing against MJ as a rookie and having an impactful relationship with Kobe. He also discusses his time with the Rockets, his pairing with Yao Ming, and the impact Kevin Garnett had on the league.
The legendary Vince Carter joins Matt and Stephen for the 38th episode of All The Smoke. The Atlanta Hawks shooting guard looks back on his long and special NBA career including his infamous dunk contest win, playing with Jason Kidd and the Nets, and giving his 2003 All-Star game starting spot to MJ. He also tells stories of battling Allen Iverson, winning an olympics gold medal, and picks his top 5 favorite career dunks.
Lakers guard Quinn Cook joins Matt and Stephen on Episode 37 of All The Smoke to open up about his young career. Cook talks about his path from playing in the G-league to being an NBA champ with the Warriors. He also discusses being an executive producer of SHOWTIME's new documentary 'BASKETBALL COUNTY: In The Water', which tells the story of Prince George's County, Maryland, a hot bed of NBA talent, and his home town.
On All The Smoke Episode 36, NBA great, Penny Hardaway joins Matt and Stephen to open up about his career. He talks about his pairing with Shaq and his battles with MJ while he was on the Magic. Hardaway also tells stories of a young Kobe entering the league and what it was like playing against the 'Dream Team'.
All The Smoke returns with Celtics star Jayson Tatum joining Matt and Stephen for episode 35. The boys talk with Tatum about his time at Duke, his playoff runs with the Celtics and his poster dunk on Lebron. He also tells some of his favorite stories abut Kobe and MJ and opens up about growing up in St. Louis
All The Smoke is back with another quarantine edition. On episode 34, Matt and Stephen are joined by 2x NBA MVP Steve Nash. The former Suns' point guard ranks MJ, Lebron and Kobe on their greatness and tells stories about playing against them. Nash also dives into his playing days in Phoenix and being traded to the Mavericks.
All The Smoke is back for episode 33 with Atlanta Hawks star point guard Trae Young joining Matt and Stephen. Young describes his college experience at Oklahoma, the draft night swap with Luka Doncic, and talks about being compared to Steph Curry. He also tells his story of meeting Kobe and looks back at some other greats, including teammate Vince Carter.
On the newest episode of All The Smoke, Wizards point guard John Wall joins Matt and Stephen to talk about his rehab, his relationship with teammate Bradley Beal, and idolizing Allen Iverson. Wall also recalls his college career at Kentucky with Coach Cal and tells some Kobe stories.
All The Smoke enters the world of boxing on Episode 31 with undefeated IBF Welterweight World Champion, Errol Spence Jr., joining Matt and Stephen. Spence opens up to the boys about his recent car accident, his boxing career, and discusses who he wants to fight next. They also talk basketball and Lebron.
All The Smoke returns with special guest and 3-time NBA champion, Draymond Green, joining the boys for Episode 30. Matt and Stephen talk with the Warriors forward about the Golden State dynasty, Kevin Durant, Charles Barkley, and what it's like playing with Steph and Klay. Draymond also opens up about being a 2nd-round pick and being doubted.
NBA legend Gary Payton joins Matt and Stephen on episode 29 of ALL THE SMOKE. The guys talk about the current state of the NBA, Payton’s run with Shawn Kemp, and they listen to him tell stories about Kobe and MJ.
All The Smoke is back with Episode 28 where Matt and Stephen are joined by Grizzles point guard Ja Morant. The star rookie talks about being drafted by Memphis, his Westbrook mentality, potentially being rookie of the year and he opens about the Iggy drama.
The boys are back as All The Smoke remote episodes keep rolling on. Episode 27 features Mark Jackson joining Matt and Stephen to open up about his time with the Warriors and getting replaced by Steve Kerr. Jackson also discusses his ESPN job, the Knicks and talks about Lebron's greatness.
Former NFL Defensive Back, Adam 'Pacman' Jones, joins Matt and Stephen remotely on episode 26 of All The Smoke to talk about his NFL career, his mental health journey, and his Lakers fandom. He also reveals his toughest receivers to guard and discusses who he thinks is the best receiver in the NFL today.
The boys are back with another remote edition of All The Smoke. On Episode 25, JR Rider joins Matt and Stephen to talk about his battles with Kobe, playing with Kevin Garnett, and the dunk contest. He also recalls untold stories of MJ.
On episode 24 of All The Smoke, rapper Lil Wayne joins Matt and Stephen remotely to talk about his music career and the impact sports had on it. Lil Wayne also opens up about Kobe Bryant's impact on him and gives us his favorite players in today's NBA.
On Episode 23 of All The Smoke, Matt and Stephen are joined remotely by former NFL star, 'Primetime' himself, Deion Sanders. Sanders talks about Antonio Brown, his NFL career with the Cowboys and 49ers, and his time playing in 2 pro sports (MLB and NFL) in one day.
Matt and Stephen are joined by Thunder point guard Chris Paul in a special remote episode of ALL THE SMOKE. CP3 opens up about being traded to the Thunder, his days with the Lob city Clippers and talks about his bond with Kobe. The boys also dive into the state of the NBA today and Adam Silver’s leadership.
On episode 21 of All The Smoke, NFL Hall of Fame and Super Bowl winning Tight End, Shannon Sharpe joins Matt and Stephen to talk about his football career, his transition to television, and what it's like working with Skip Bayless. They also dive into Lebron's greatness and Tony Romo's new CBS contract.
Celtics legend Paul Pierce joins Matt and Stephen on episode 20 of All The Smoke to talk about his beef with Dwyane Wade, Kobe’s impact on his game, and being a part of the first Big 3 in Boston. He also opens up about being stabbed in 2000.
On episode 19 of All The Smoke, music legend Snoop Dogg joins the boys to talk about his favorite Lakers moments of all-time, Nipsey's legacy, and Ja Morant. He also reveals how he got his start in the music industry.
On Episode 18 of All The Smoke, Al Harrington joins the boys to talk marijuana industry, his path to the NBA from high school, the 'We Believe' Golden State Warriors and shares some personal Stak and Matt stories.
Staff writer for The ATLANTIC and former ESPN talent, Jemele Hill, joins Matt and Stephen on Epsiode 17 of All The Smoke to talk about her time at ESPN, Colin Kaepernick, her current role at The ATLANTIC, and how social media has changed the game of journalism.
On Episode 16 of All The Smoke, Matt and Stephen are joined by Lakers big man DeMarcus Cousins. Cousins talks about his relationship with Anthony Davis, being on the star-studded Lakers, and gives an update on how his 2nd rehab in as many years is progressing. He also discusses the early stages of his career playing for Sacramento and being traded to New Orleans.
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Kevin Garnett joins Matt and Stephen live from NBA All-Star weekend in Chicago for Episode 15 of All The Smoke. The Big Ticket talks about the Celtics-Lakers rivalry, being inducted into the Hall of Fame, and shares some stories about playing against MJ.
Kevin Durant joins Matt and Stephen on Episode 14 of All The Smoke to discuss his time with the Warriors, joining forces with Kyrie on the Brooklyn Nets and his Twitter beef with former teammate Kendrick Perkins.
Recorded on January 22, 2020
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Steph Curry joins All The Smoke and takes us from the 160 pounder at Davidson to earning playing time early in his career, the work he puts in and the secret of his success. Steph reflects on his early years at Golden State from the impact that Monta Ellis had on his career to Klay and Draymond joining and forming the nucleus of a championship team.
Cari Champion joined All The Smoke to talk about her life from growing up in Pasadena to majoring in English at UCLA to starting a career in journalism that led to The Tennis Channel and First Take on ESPN, part of a 7 year run including SportsCenter and SportsNation. Cari shares the secret of her success that helped Matt in his career as well!
All The Smoke welcomes The Black Mamba to the show! Kobe and Stack reminisce about the 1996 McDonald's All-American Boys Game. Stack says he should have won the MVP, does Kobe agree? Kobe talks about the team that stopped the Lakers from winning even more championships, Matt getting feisty with Kobe, lack of playing time in his first three years and his break during the NBA lockout that lead to the beginning of one of the greatest careers in American sports.
2010'S...THAT'S A WRAP! We were so excited to get All The Smoke off the ground and thank you to everyone for listening, subscribing and loving our show! What an amazing decade of basketball and it was a challenge, but we were able to select OUR ALL-DECADE TEAM! Enjoy and we will see you in 2020 with some great guests!
Matt and Stack are feeling festive so they acquire a Christmas Tree to get into the spirit before breaking down The Celtics vs Raptors, Bucks vs Sixers, Rockets vs Warriors, Clippers vs Lakers and finally Pelicans vs Nuggets. All The Smoke gets you ready for a great day and night of Christmas basketball!
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D-WADE IN THE HOUSE! Dwyane Wade comes to All The Smoke to talk about life after basketball. D-Wade is not just sitting around! He's working on content, he's focused on his family and his children and helping the next generation navigate the NBA and life in the spotlight. Come be a fly on the wall as Matt, Stack and D-Wade talk about basketball and maybe a few life lessons along the way.
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You know who Stephen A. is, but do you REALLY know Stephen A.? Matt and Stack go way back with Stephen A. and they dig in and learn about Stephen's story and rise up the ranks. Stephen A. tells All The Smoke who he was closest with in the league, stories that he killed to protect a player, Colin Kaepernick, beef with A.I. and his approach to his job and the repurcussions that come along with it. Sit back and enjoy a great conversation between these three legends!
Matt and Stack talk about dealing with Kobe Bryant and his trash talk and the mental part of his game. Stack reflects on the 2003 Spurs team that knocked off the Lakers and ended their attempt at a 4th consecutive title. Matt talks about the high expectation of The Clippers Lob City team and how they fell short against The Rockets which led to the beginning of the Warriors run. Segue into the current Clippers and the job Doc Rivers is doing and the opportunity they have. Stack talks about returning to The Spurs and the tough loss to OKC.
Matt and Stephen are joined by rising Celtics star Jaylen Brown as he talks about the new-look Boston team, what went wrong last season, mental health, and how he looked up to Tracy McGrady.
Lou Williams reflects on his 15 year career but don't get it twisted, he's far from done, currently averaging 22.5 ppg. Lou talks about why he skipped college and went straight to the NBA. Hear about the bet Lou and Matt had for 15k. Lou talks about the transition that needed to be made when the Clippers brought in Paul George and Kawhi Leonard. Who are Lou's top 3 players of all time? One of them might surprise you!
Matt has Stack take us through his thoughts and emotions during Malice At The Palace 15 years ago. Would Stack jump in the stands if he knew that he would be suspended 30 games? They also talk about the Myles Garrett - Mason Rudolph incident that resulted in the indefinite suspension of Garrett. Was that fair?
We welcome our brother to the retirement life! CC Sabathia, future Hall of Famer and legendary Yankee just finished his career and sits down with us to talk about everything. We see if retirement has kicked in yet, talk about his stint in rehab, MLB social media, the NBA landscape, Jordan's, Hip-Hop and more. A conversation you don't want to miss!
Shaun King joins All the Smoke to talk black vs. white players’ responsibility within social justice space, NFL’s blackballing of Colin Kaepernick as well as the upcoming execution of death row inmate Rodney Reed.
Should we be worried about Zion? Is Zion FAT?!? Are kids playing too much basketball at a young age? We will tell you why Kobe Bryant is awesome. We are talking rookies and we look back to when we were rookies and who were our mentors and we ask the question, do today's rookies have mentors? RJ Barrett is for real, and so is Ja Morant but listen to hear who we think is the best rookie shooter. Where did Big Baller Brand go wrong?
All The Smoke's first guest is the one and only J.R. Smith. Matt and Stephen take us through J.R.'s basketball life. From coming into the league out of high school to winning the NBA Championship with LeBron to why nobody will give him a shot this year even though he's working out every day and clearly good enough to contribute on several teams right now. An all-around great conversation between three NBA Champions.
Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson are teaming up again to bring you ALL THE SMOKE, a new show where the two NBA Champions cover the league and anything else they want to discuss. Nothing is off limits! This week is Episode 0, launched just in time for our 2019-2020 NBA season preview, set to tip off this Tuesday. We also cover LeBron and China, and what's up with Carmelo Anthony?
ALL THE SMOKE WITH MATT BARNES AND STEPHEN JACKSON, featuring the brash and unapologetic NBA champions. The weekly series will deliver authentic, unfiltered perspective on the most polarizing topics in and around the game of basketball, including culture, social justice, politics, music and more. ALL THE SMOKE premieres Monday, October 21, with new episodes released every Thursday in video and audio formats on the new SHOWTIME Basketball YouTube channel and on major podcast platforms.