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August 21, 2019
Welcome to the LightHarted Podcast with Rising NBA Star Josh Hart (New Orleans Pelicans) & Rising Business Mogul Matt Hillman (Cut + Sew). To start these two long time best friends are across the pond from one another to discuss: Matt being in San Francisco for meetings, Josh training in Cologne, Germany, Chelsea support & European Soccer Travel, Jersey swaps, Made In America Festival, Heart to Hart Fan Questions: Pre-Game Routine, Mental Health, Favorite Books & more. Then it’s an honor and a privilege to have Inter Milan/Belgium National Team Striker Romelu Lukaku on to have a LightHarted conversation to discuss: Places in Belgium to see, His upbringing & family life, Getting scouted at 7 years old and playing in the Belgium First Division at 10 years old, Playing for the Belgium National Team at 16 & how it affected school, A documentary being filmed with Romelu as the star but he didn’t know, The locker room as a teenager, Fame, fortune, friends & family, The difficulties of playing in Los Angeles, Playing for Chelsea at 18, Going to West Brahm & Everton as a player on loan, System play, Favorite teammates, Being transferred to Manchester United, how different leagues play & the difficulty of scoring, rumors & joining Inter Milan, being wanted & communication with a team as a professional athlete, contract negotiations & meeting Jay-Z/joining Roc Nation, what the MLS should do, 10 years from now & beyond, The LightHarted 10 & more. Subscribe to the Video Podcast on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/lighthartedpodcastMusic by Cadillac Freeze (www.CadillacFreeze.com)
August 14, 2019
Welcome to the LightHarted Podcast with Rising NBA Star Josh Hart (New Orleans Pelicans) & Rising Business Mogul Matt Hillman (Cut + Sew). To start these two long time best friends are across the pond from one another to discuss: Josh being in Europe & Matt being in USA, Upcoming live episodes, Josh landing in London, losing his bag, seeing live Football & fan reaction, hitting the town, adding to his wine collection, having 30 nationally televised games this season on the Pelicans, Heart to Hart on Team & Personal Goals, eating in New Orleans, live podcasting, continuing his E-Sports presence & more. Then it’s an honor and a privilege to have New Orleans Pelicans Rookie Center Jaxson Hayes on to have a Lightharted conversation on: Joining the Pelicans, Post Draft, Jaxson’s Father coaching in the XFL, The Rookie Responsibility’s, Panini Photoshoot & bonding, his trip to China, growing up in Cincinnati, growing up around the NFL, his mom being a college basketball player/coach, the similarities of basketball & lacrosse, Josh hating playing in Denver because of altitude, Jaxson’s growth spurt, his first college offer, Coach Shaka Smart & choosing the University of Texas, not being highly recruited & being on the Freshman B Team, High School Rankings & how it drove them, Summer League and people forgetting that he was the 8th pick, The Dunk & Elbow block, his feel for the game, the Pelicans offensive flow, pushing the pace, rookie duties, when Jaxson knew he could be in the NBA, Draft Day & Night Torture, The Green Room, Advice for a Rookie, The LightHarted 10 & more. Subscribe to the Video Podcast on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/lighthartedpodcastMusic by Cadillac Freeze (www.CadillacFreeze.com)
August 7, 2019
Welcome to the LightHarted Podcast with Rising NBA Star Josh Hart (New Orleans Pelicans) & Rising Business Mogul Matt Hillman (Cut + Sew). To start these two long time best friends discuss: One of Josh’s best friends being in town, Josh’s upcoming European escapades, The business of gaming, Heart to Hart Fan Questions: Josh joining Coach Gentry’s uptempo offense, who would win in a game of HORSE, Merchandise, What Josh & Matt wanted to be when growing up, a LightHarted Fantasy Football League & more. Then it’s an honor & a privilege to WNBA All Star, NCAA & USA Basketball Champion A’Ja Wilson join us for a LightHarted conversation to discuss: How Josh & A’ja first met, Both winning National Championships, Being from South Carolina & her upbringing, Her Father playing basketball overseas in Sweden, Choosing the University of South Carolina, A LightHarted tangent, Her Top 4 college choices, Her relationship with Coach Dawn Staley, Players A’ja modeled her game after growing up, Being the #1 pick of the WNBA Draft & the process of going from graduating college to playing pros 2 weeks later, Playing in China, Traveling in the WNBA, it being a young league & the growth of the league, The business of basketball, Having Dyslexia & helping the youth, Having friends in the NBA, WNBA in NBA2K, Her All Time WNBA Team, Positivity in her platform, The LightHarted 10 & more. This episode is not to be missed!Subscribe to the Video Podcast on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/lighthartedpodcastMusic by Cadillac Freeze (www.CadillacFreeze.com)
July 31, 2019
Welcome to the LightHarted Podcast with Rising NBA Star Josh Hart (New Orleans Pelicans) & Rising Business Mogul Matt Hillman (Cut + Sew). To start these two long time best friends discuss: House hunting, Heading to Europe for vacation & work, Recording the Intro right off the plane, Heart to Hart aka Fan Questions to Josh: The toughest What team of the past he would have liked to have played on, The players Josh looks up to and is excited to play with on the Pelicans, The Wishlist of New Orleans guests that Josh would like to have on & more. Then it’s an honor and a privilege to have Founder & CEO of PlayVS join the conversation & unwind with a bottle of wine while discussing: Delane’s upbringing in Detroit, Michigan, Josh’s upbringing in Silver Springs, Maryland, Support systems & how Delane became an entrepreneur, Delane Owning 3 Cell Phone Stores when he was 16 & managing a car rental company, How he got into Gaming, The Venture Capitalist Market, How he got into to the Esports, The ceiling to success in Detroit vs. Los Angeles, Pitching/Partnering with NFHS & the Development of Esports in High School Scholastics, The Seasons of High School ESports & Team Strategy, How many schools & states have signed up, Infrastructure, Being a Professional Athlete in vs. Amateur or a minor in Esports, The Future or the PlayVS Platform, The similarities between the gaming industry & music industry plus the Series A & B investors behind PlayVS, LightHarted 10 & a whole lot more! This episode is not to be missed!Subscribe to the Video Podcast on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/lighthartedpodcastMusic by Cadillac Freeze (www.CadillacFreeze.com)
July 24, 2019
Welcome to the LightHarted Podcast with Rising NBA Star Josh Hart (New Orleans Pelicans) & Rising Business Mogul Matt Hillman (Cut + Sew). To start these two long time best friends discuss: This episode being LightHarted, their wine weekend in Napa Valley & Wine Knowledge, Josh finally getting back on the court, focusing on the upcoming year ahead in New Orleans, going to N.O. to look at houses and take an airboat tour, Matt’s company picking up a new client and putting on the Quavo & Legends Celebrity/High School All Star Basketball Game last week, “Untitled Fan Question Segment” (Submit what you think the segment should be called) on: Advice for those graduating from college, The importance of NBA players learning the business side of the game & off the court, advice on starting a podcast, their favorite moment of playing together, come ups from Maryland to Los Angeles & more. Then it’s an honor and a privilege to have dear friend and former teammate Larry Nance Jr. join the conversation to discuss: Playing Fortnite on PC & PlayStation with The Smoke Boys, Getting new dogs, Birthday gifts, When Josh & Larry became close over video games, Josh admitting that he’s a nerd, Getting closer to the fans, Larry growing up in Akron, Ohio & the sports that he grew up playing while having a NBA player as a Father, When he realized how good his dad was at basketball, Getting to the NBA vs. staying in the NBA, The 3 & D Label, Leading the Cavs in assists last season, The colleges that recruited him, Visiting the university of Wyoming and meeting his wife, Hearing “Not Your Daddy Chants”, Their dunk contest moment together, Tearing his ACL as a junior In college after deciding he wanted to leave for the NBA, A never before told story of scrimmaging against Kuzma at Utah, The mental of getting over an injury, Making the NCAA tournament as a Senior by winning their conference tournament, Villanova vs. Wisconsin game, Thinking he was going to be drafted by the Celtics, His draft workout with the Lakers, Who whooped him in a draft workout, Playing with Kobe, The NBA being situational & players in new systems, Who Larry thinks is next, Larry getting traded from the Lakers with Jordan Clarkson to Cleveland & the trade scenario, What the trade deadline is like for players & the feeling of getting dumped, Playing with LeBron & getting to the NBA Finals for the Cavs, Getting married & if wedding bells are in the future for Josh, The rookies that the Cavs added & being a “veteran”, His contract extension by Cleveland, The happiness of NBA players, Having Crohn’s Disease, his foundation & what he can’t eat, The LightHarted 10 & more. This episode is not to be missed!Larry’s Foundation: https://www.athletesvscrohns.orgSubscribe to the Video Podcast on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/lighthartedpodcastMusic by Cadillac Freeze (www.CadillacFreeze.com)
July 17, 2019
Welcome to the LightHarted Podcast with Rising NBA Star Josh Hart (New Orleans Pelicans) & Rising Business Mogul Matt Hillman (Cut + Sew). To start these two long time best friends discuss: New Orleans Pelicans press conference, an Upcoming Doctor appointment & trip to Napa, Gary Vee’s Wine Text, Matt’s client meeting in San Francisco, a Celebrity Basketball Game, Fan Questions (Which you can submit on social media/iTunes reviews) about enjoying downtime, the trade, who Matt emulates his basketball game after, who Josh has gotten into altercations with on the court, winning the National Title at Villanova plus the run in that March Madness & more. Then it’s an honor and a privilege to have 2x NBA World Champion Danny Green join the conversation to discuss: Being NBA Podcasters, Signing his new deal in Free Agency, The night everything changed & how his phone was cut off, An instance on Gilbert Arenas’ podcast where Josh’s words were taken out of context, Needing Los Angeles recommendations, What it’s like to be on the Los Angeles Lakers & Toronto Raptors, What the last few weeks have been like this Summer & the waiting game of Free Agency, What it’s like being a NBA Star & dealing with fandom across Canada, Growing up in Long Island, New York, Costs of living, contracts & the taxes of where you play in the NBA, The television & podcast special that shows why he didn’t return to, The sports he played growing up, When Danny dialed in completely to Basketball, Being a 5 Star recruit out of High School, His long road to success from the D-League & Overseas, His Top 5 Colleges that he almost chose instead of UNC (and why he went there, His father being a bandwagon fan, Almost transferring after his Sophomore year, becoming 6th man of the Year as a Junior & a starter as a Senior as well as winning a Championship, Testing the waters in the NBA after Junior year, Josh entering his 3rd year & getting Danny Green comparisons at the Draft (and who he was compared to), The NCAA process for players trying to go pro, Being Co-Captains with Tyler Hansborough at UNC, The Big East being broken up, Getting playing time for the first time in the NBA & getting cut multiple times (how to manage emotions when that happens), Playing overseas & in The D-League, The NBA Championship vs Miami that got away, how hard it was playing he next season for Coach Popovich & preparing for the rematch vs. Miami, Missing playing for the Spurs, The feeling of winning a ring, Being a free agent for the first time in San Antonio, Kawhi Leonard & the them both getting traded to Toronto, Being a member of the Los Angeles Lakers & the process of signing there, Creating a winning culture in the NBA, Why he started Inside The Green Room Podcast, What Josh wants to do after basketball & why he wants to podcast, The LightHarted 10 & more. Subscribe to Inside The Green Room with Danny Green here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/inside-the-green-room-with-danny-green/id1416407829Subscribe to the Video Podcast on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/lighthartedpodcastMusic by Cadillac Freeze (www.CadillacFreeze.com)
July 10, 2019
Welcome to the LightHarted Podcast with Rising NBA Star Josh Hart (New Orleans Pelicans) & Rising Business Mogul Matt Hillman (Cut + Sew). To start these two long time best friends discuss: Which guests Josh wants to have on the podcast in New Orleans, the trade finally being official, getting to wear #3 & why Josh chooses that number, getting to see and meet his new Pelicans teammates at Las Vegas Summer League & watching the rookies play, an earthquake happening during the game, rocking a 1 of 1 LightHarted T-Shirt court side, a tease of our amazing next episode & more! Then it’s an honor and a privilege to have Your Favorite NBA Player’s Favorite Photographer Cassy Athena on the podcast to discuss: How she got into being a photographer, what she wanted to be when she grew up & studied in college, Starting her career in The Drew League, finding her passion & inventing a career, being beloved by NBA Stars, Shooting lifestyle photography for players off the court & building their brands, family support, following Steph Curry & his family at the 2016 NBA All Star Game in Toronto for Under Armour, being diagnosed with a brain tumor as a 21 Year Old Junior in College, playing basketball in High School, her non-stop schedule, players reaching out for pictures, the Russell Westbrook picture that helped put her on the map, meeting Cassy for the first time (and thinking Cassy Athena was multiple people in a company), building relationships with players & maintaining relationships, shooting during the lockout & starting off with Brandon Jennings, being a female in a predominantly male industry, jealously in NBA Photography, the Cassy Athena watermark, her creating the Nick Young ??? meme, how social media shaped her business, the growth of High School & AAU basketball, the future of Cassy Athena, her Summer schedule, The LightHarted 10 & more. This episode is not to be missed!Subscribe to the Video Podcast on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/lighthartedpodcastMusic by Cadillac Freeze (www.CadillacFreeze.com)
July 3, 2019
Welcome to the LightHarted Podcast with Rising NBA Star Josh Hart (New Orleans Pelicans) & Rising Business Mogul Matt Hillman (Cut + Sew). To start these two long time best friends discuss: Them going bowling with Donovan Mitchell, Royce O’Neal & John Collins this past weekend, Going to Las Vegas Summer League & meeting the New Orleans Pelicans Team, Free Agency & Being a First Round Pick vs. Second Round Pick or Undrafted in terms of contracts, How excited they are to be in the podcasting space and where they believe it’s heading & more. Then it’s an honor and a privilege to have Donovan Mitchell aka Spida join the conversation at The Mamba Sports Academy to discuss: Their Bowling match the night before, When they first met, Their Combine & Utah workout/Pre-Draft Process, Preparation and film study for workouts, Donovan denying Josh’s of going to dinner before a game in Utah & why, His first time in Salt Lake City, Being upset was that he thought that he wouldn’t be in Utah, His upbringing in New York, Playing baseball growing up and breaking his wrist at SS causing him to miss his Junior AAU season aka The time to get recruited, Their high end private High School experiences with the wealthy elite, The price point of his sneaker, Stressing out about prospect rankings & being at the start of social media, Being pushed to times of wanting to quit basketball at Louisville, Needing to push after 2 Years in the NBA, Pressure to Perform, Josh being excited to have fun playing basketball again, A player’s relationship with the media (especially in Los Angeles), Winding down off the court, Doing kind gestures for the fans, The Russell Westbrook vs. the banned racist fan situation in Utah, Being a star on a small market team, Top 5 Fanbases (brings it every game) in the NBA, How Utah compares to his time in Louisville, Being in the crowd when Villanova won the Championship (because Louisville was banned), How winning The Slam Duke Challenge changed his life/the dunks he planned for it, The dream of having a signature shoe by Adidas aka Issue 1 (1 of 4 NBA Players on the company) & release, Finding out about JJ Redick’s excellent addition to the New Orleans Pelicans (and Josh offering to go podcast for podcast with him), How he got the nickname of Spida, The LightHarted 10 & more. This episode is not to be missed!Subscribe to the Video Podcast on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/lighthartedpodcastMusic by Cadillac Freeze (www.CadillacFreeze.com)
June 30, 2019
Welcome to the LightHarted Podcast with Rising NBA Star Josh Hart (New Orleans Pelicans) & Rising Business Mogul Matt Hillman (Cut + Sew)! Today it’s an honor & a privilege to have Fox Sports Analyst Chris Broussard for this NBA FREE AGENCY SPECIAL to discuss: Kemba Walker, Kyrie Irving, D’Angelo Russell, what the Lakers could/do in giving out contracts, having LeBron playing Point Guard, if taking less money means getting less of a roll, What Kawhi will do, what Philadelphia should do in the Jimmy Butler/Tobias Harris scenario, The Houston Rockets getting into the mix, pit bull players, coaches holding players accountable, Coach Popovich vs Coach D’Antoni, Kevin Durant, The Brooklyn Nets getting another star, The Business to Basketball relationship, LeBron’s factor to Los Angeles, KD vs LeBron, a potential LA Showdown, Kawhi going to the Lakers not being good for the league, Seth Curry to _______ heating up, Al Horford, Predictions of where people will go & more. This episode is not to be missed!Subscribe to the Video Podcast on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/lighthartedpodcastMusic by Cadillac Freeze www.CadillacFreeze.com
June 26, 2019
Welcome to the LightHarted Podcast with Rising NBA Star Josh Hart (New Orleans Pelicans) & Rising Business Mogul Matt Hillman (Cut + Sew). To start our co-hosts are coming to you from Philadelphia & Los Angeles respectively to fill you in on what’s going on in their lives this past week (NBA Draft, Home Search, #BeignetBoys, etc.). Then it’s an honor and a privilege to have President of Dreamville Ibrahim Hamad join the conversation & unwind over a bottle of red wine to discuss:Wine drinking in their lives, Growing up in Queens, NY, Being Born in France & having family from Sudan, Biggest Queens influences, Going to St. John’s University, The demise of The Big East, How he met J. Cole & the first time he heard him freestyle, Learning how to be a Manager, J. Cole signing to Roc Nation & Building the Path to Dreamville, putting together their first single on the label & learning about the business, when the transition happened, scheduling an album on the same day as Kanye West, signing with Interscope Records, signing his brother Bas, meeting with Jimmy Iovine & discussing Tupac, The Process of getting their masters back, Building Dreamville & how it took off with J. Cole being reclusive, signing the second round of Dreamville artists, The Dollar & Dream Tour, relationship with the fans, going to war over Crooked Smile, Kendrick Lamar, Seeing KOD & Scorpion Tours at Staples Center this past year and comparing the shows, the story of “Wet Dreams”, touring being the biggest business, creating cutting edge content & management, The Dreamville Festival, The future of Dreamville, The LightHarted 10 & more! This episode is not to be missed!Subscribe to the Video Podcast on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/lighthartedpodcastMusic by Cadillac Freeze www.CadillacFreeze.com
June 21, 2019
Welcome to the LightHarted Podcast with Rising NBA Star Josh Hart (New Orleans Pelicans) & Rising Business Mogul Matt Hillman (Cut + Sew). To start, these two long time best friends take you into how they met and where they are today. Then, it’s an honor and a privilege to have All Pro Los Angeles Rams Running Back Todd Gurley join the conversation & unwind over a bottle of red wine to discuss: Getting into the wine game, Todd growing up in Baltimore before moving to North Carolina, growing up playing football but pursuing basketball as a freshman in High School instead, playing Quarterback & DB before moving to Running Back, football shutting down the town, wanting to play in the SEC, joining the University of Georgia behind two Number 1 Running Backs, the other colleges that he passed on and why (plus where he really wanted but was never offered), breaking out against the University of Alabama & taking football more seriously, committing to a college as a football player vs being a basketball player, falling in love with Track & Field, growing up in a basketball state and loving Duke & Carmelo Antony, being suspended for autograph violations at Georgia, ending his college career on injury & what was going through his mind when that happened, not working out at The Combine (plus the inside scoop of how teams interrogated him), where he thought he was going to be drafted, being drafted 10th overall by the St. Louis Rams even though they had a deep Running Back Core & not meeting with them, Loving St. Louis, the team moving to Los Angeles after his Rookie Season, Rams fandom growing in LA, making The Super Bowl, the effect of losing as a NFL Player, the genius of Coach Sean McVay, rooting for other Running Backs around the league and elevating his game, becoming Offensive Player of the Year & getting a lucrative contract extension, players putting their lives on the line, NFL players rooting for each other to get big pay days & timing, branding as NFL players, taking care of rookies & his offensive linemen, becoming an investor in new businesses because of the shelf life of a NFL Player & a whole lot more. This episode is not to be missed!Subscribe to the Video Podcast on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/lighthartedpodcast Music by Cadillac Freeze www.CadillacFreeze.com
June 19, 2019
*Whistle Blows*... Welcome to The LightHarted Podcast with Josh Hart! This is Episode 0 aka The Trailer where Josh and his Brother from another Mother Matt Hillman get you ready for Game Time and take you through what to expect from our weekly podcast. Make sure to Subscribe because Episode 1 with Todd Gurley is coming soon!Subscribe on YouTube for the Video Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/c/lighthartedpodcastMusic by Cadillac Freeze www.CadillacFreeze.com
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