The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee. Episode 229:2023 Raptors Wrap Up, Lakers Destination & The NBA Playoffs
Today on The Ave Podcast, we wrap up the 2022-23 Toronto Raptors, plain & simple. We discuss all the ebbs & flows of this season which includes the uninspiring Play-In Performance; break down Nick Nurse’s firing & what he meant to the Raptors overall; & what exactly happened to Scottie Barnes. Plus we discuss whether Toronto should retool or rebuild; & we break down our storylines of the NBA Playoffs; Dillon Brooks; if the new Lakers can make an unlikely ride to the NBA Finals; & a lot more.
The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee. Episode 227:#RIPGregFrancis
Today on The Ave Podcast, we celebrate the life of Toronto & Canadian basketball legend Greg Francis who passed away two plus weeks ago. I’m joined by friends & teammates of Greg as we discuss his basketball impact on the high school scene for Oakwood Collegiate, as well as Fairfield University; plus we break down his importance off the court, and the lives he impacted; and discuss what his legacy means going forward.
Our condolences, thoughts, and prayers goes out to his family as well as his loved ones. His family has set up The Greg Francis Family Legacy GoFundMe Page. Please support in honor of his vision of creating a legacy for his family.
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 218:Vision Poet Was Here
Today on The Ave Podcast, I’m joined by creator/producer of the popular animated online series “Trashterpiece Theatre”, Perry “Vision Poet” DiVirgilio. He comes through to discuss how the musical & artistic Philly scene in the early 2000s influenced him as a Poet & creator; how the animated series got started, & the intense work behind the process; we go over some of the most entertaining episodes; the Mya Story; Wendy William petty trolling; and a lot more than this. Tune in & please enjoy…..
*This podcast was recorded a few days before Super Bowl Sunday. It will make sense later.
The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee. Episode 217:NBA Trade Deadline Madness
Today on an Emergency Episode of The Ave Podcast, we discuss the wildness of the NBA Trade Deadline Day; the shock & ripple effects of the Kevin Durant trade; the Brooklyn Nets blowing up their team (in some shame); review the Raptors moves; & dissect the Winners & Losers of the trade deadline.
The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee. Episode 214:NBA Rundown #RyeHighRemix
Today on The Ave Podcast, I’m joined by Jan-Michael Nation (Ryerson University Hall of Famer &Alumnist) & by HC of UPLAY AAU program & Founder of Skills Refinement Group O’Neil Kamaka as we run through some of the NBA’s recent storylines. We discuss LeBron James chase of the NBA Scoring record & if it changes our perception of him; If Nikola Jokic deserves to achieve an MVP 3-Peat; & the rest of the MVP contenders. Plus we share if Phoenix needs to retool their team; why the hell is the scoring so high this season; and we discuss Fred VanVleet’s recent contract issue, and if him & the Raptors should divorce each other; plus a lot more than that. All praises due to the Rye High University Spirit (once you listen to the episode, it will make sense).
*This podcast was originally recorded on Jan 9th, 2023.
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.
The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee. Episode 202.What’s Wiggins Worth?
Today on The Ave Podcast; I’m joined by Anthony Batchelor (All-time Scoring leader in OCAA Basketball History) & SSA Family Member Headley as we discuss what Andrew Wiggins’ value is worth to the Golden State Warriors going forward.
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…