The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee. Episode 219:2023 State of The Raptors Address
Today on The Ave Podcast, we present the 2023 State of the Raptors Address, the annual podcast episode that breaks down the Raptors current journey during this NBA season. We break down whether the Raps need to trade or keep Fred VanVleet; the future direction of the franchise and who the team should be built around; has Nick Nurse started to lose the locker room; is it still “Masai We Trust” season in the GTA; plus if we believe in Jacob Poetl; how far/close the Raps are from having their fans partying at Nathan Phillips Square again; and literally everything else Raptors. Of course, we end the podcast with our thoughts on Ja Morant. This is the Raptors conversation that you need. Please enjoy.
The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee. Episode 205:The Will Strickland Interview
Today on The Ave Podcast, I’m joined by Will Strickland (Director, Full Court 21 Canada & Host of The Open Run Podcast) as we discuss his summer expanding the “World’s Most Unique Basketball Tournament” post-Covid, & what inspired him to create his podcast show. Plus we break down his history working and creating with the media; the state of R&B Music; what he’s looking forward to for the upcoming NBA season, and a lot more than that. Please enjoy.
The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee. Episode 203.HEADLEYISH
Today on The Ave Podcast, we celebrate the life of our SSA Family Member Headley. I’m joined by the Producer of NPR’s Invisibilia Andrew Mambo; & SSA Family Members: Randall Walter (HC of Excel Hoop’s Prep Basketball Program; HC of Red Rouge AAU Program) & Shawn Adonis, as we discuss the loss of our Family Member, what he meant to us, the impact he had on multiple communities and circles, and a lot more. Plus, we have past guests and current SSA Family Members sharing tributes and stories of his life, as we immortalize Headley in Podcast form.
*As a bonus, I have added some of my favorite episodes that Headley had featured on during the history of South Shore Ave. To listen to the rest, check out the Complete Archives section. Thank you, and special shoutout & love to his family.
Today on the 8th instalment of # M Y S T O R Y, Bill Crothers HS & All-Canadian Basketball player Cheyenne Rowe takes us through her journey. We discuss the origins of her love for basketball; the adventures of being a student-athlete during the Covid era; her decision on choosing James Madison University, and way more than this. Come along for the ride…
The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee. Episode 197:Basketball Blowout Parts 1 & 2
Today on The Ave Podcast: The Good Friday Edition, I decided to blow it out with nothing but overwhelming basketball conversations. On Part 1, I’m joined by Vladimir Matevski(Owner of Real Basketball Training) as we discuss how he started the program; how he navigated his program through the Pandemic; explains his long-standing partnership with Dallas Mavericks Forward Dwight Powell; our thoughts on the Raptors playoff journey; and more. On Part 2, I’m joined by Royal City Hoops Podcast Bill Gagne and Jan-Michael Nation (Ryerson University Hall of Famer & Alumnist) as we share our selections for the NBA Awards + the All-NBA Teams; we breakdown our Darkhorse Teams of the playoffs; and also some more Raptors discussion (we live in the Greater Toronto Area, the Raptors are in the playoffs again, we have to say something). Please enjoy!
The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee. Episode 171:The NBA Intriguers #SaturdaySpecial
Today on the Saturday edition of The Ave Podcast, I’m joined by Bill Gagne of the Royal City Hoops Podcast, we break down the list of our Top 5 Most Intriguing Players heading to the NBA Season, as part of the South Shore Ave’s NBA Season Preview series. Good Morning.
Today on the 7th instalment of # M Y S T O R Y, University of California-Berkeley Basketball player Jalen Celestine takes us through his adventurous freshman year. We discuss being a student-athlete adjusting to the West Coast; the difficulties of being a student-athlete during the Pandemic; the toll of playing through injuries; his expectations for his Sophmore season, and so much more than that. Come along for this ride….
Music: “Stranger Things” & “Wonder Years” produced by Track Pros/Beat Stars
The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee. Episode 167:The UNTOLD Malice Review
Today on The Ave Podcast, we break down Malice At The Palace, the Untold documentary series on Netflix. We discuss the Ron vs Jermaine tension, the media portrayal of the players post-brawl, the concept of fan privilege; share our personal experiences watching the Malice brawl at the time; and of course….. we break down the entire melee itself with a fine tune comb.
The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee. Episode 165:The Present & Future of AAU
Today on The Ave Podcast, I’m joined by O’Neil Kamaka (HC of Vaughan Panthers AAU Basketball & Co-Founder of Skills Refinement Group), & Randall Walter (HC of Excel Hoop’s Prep Basketball Program) as we dive deep into the discussion of AAU Basketball. We break down the 2021 summer season and how things have changed Post-Covid; we discuss the ripple effects of HS Seniors/student-athletes missing out of a year of sports; & how it affects programs with recruiting going forward. Plus this podcast was recorded during the NBA Draft, so we have to discuss Toronto’s own Joshua Primo being selected in the lottery; the Raptors selection of Scottie Barnes; discuss of under-the-radar stars of this draft; the Laker’s Westbrook trade; plus a lot more.