Since the time I could walk I always had a basketball in my hand. The first time I fell in love with the game was watching the Kobe and Shaq Lakers with my dad. I was hypnotized by the players. The things they did on the court amazed me. Since that time, my love for the game has only grew deeper and deeper.
It is through the spirit of competition that friendships and rivals are made. Some of the most memorable moments of my life have include basketball. Whether it has been playing for a championship or watching my favorite player make a game winning shot. Basketball has a way of bringing all types of people together. All of which have the same purpose. To forget about the stresses and worries of life for 48 minutes of pure entertainment.
It is because of the influence that the game of basketball has had on my life that I created the “Pick & Roll NBA Podcast”. My hope was to create a platform where die hard NBA fans such as myself could go and gain a deeper understanding of their favorite teams and players.
Through this process I have been very pleased with the feedback we have received. Starting something new is never easy. There are always going to be doubts and fears. But as you focus on the big picture and keep the passion of whatever it is you are doing at the center of it all, you can accomplish great things.
aUDIO EDITING TOOL
Audacity Free Audio Software
Audacity has been great to use for the podcast. I record my audio and then after i convert the file to a WAV file I import the audio right into Audacity and start the editing process. For being a free editing software, Audacity offers some amazing editing tools.
After the editing is done on Audacity i convert the WAV file to an MP3 file and upload it right to Anchor and publish the episode. It is an easy but long process. I really enjoyed learning how to edit and develop audio.
From the time he was 16years old, Lebron James has been in the national spotlight. For most teenagers that amount of pressure and expectation would lead to folding or breaking. This was definitely not the case for the “kid from Akron”. From the moment he stepped on the big stage as an 18-year-old, fresh out of high school, we all became witnesses.
For the last 16 years “King James” has ruled the league, and rightfully so. The resume of the King speaks for itself. four MVP’s, 12 All NBA 1st team selections, 15 All star appearances, nine finals appearances (eight straight) three NBA championships, and three finals MVP’s. The list goes on and on depending on how you deep you want to go. However, maybe the most impressive part of the 34 year old’s resume is that it is still active and growing at a fascinating rate.
Lebron grabbed all the attention of the media last off season as he made the move from Cleveland to LA. Was Lebron moving to LA to set up his career after basketball? Did he still have what it takes to win in the leagues brightest city? Could he live up to the expectations set from the legends who have worn the purple and gold before him? Could his increasing age hold up in a rugged western conference? All of these questions and doubts flooded every media outlet upon Lebron’s arrival. And after a disappointing 37-45 record in the 2018-19 season the questions and doubts seemed more and more accurate.
For the first time since 2005 Lebron James was not participating in the playoffs. It seemed as though the mileage of a historic career was finally catching up to one of the most dominate physical specimens this world has ever seen. Or so we thought…
Through the first half of the new NBA season Lebron has made it clear that he still owns the throne. The Lakers have the best record in the Western conference at 40-10 With Lebron leading the charge averaging 26 points, 8 rebounds, and a league leading 11 assist per game. The energy and confidence that we have seen him display on both the offensive/defensive end of the floor through the first part of the season has been unbelievable. Lebron’s latest post on Instagram took a shot at the haters with the hashtag #washedking. Not bad for someone who is washed right?
Social Media has played a big part for the growth of the Pick & Roll NBA Podcast. With the Instagram account i have created we have gained more than 120 followers. Each week i would create a post the night before the new weekly episode was published. I would then make a post in the morning of the day it came out with the link to the episode attached. This helped our followers stay informed and looking forward to the next episode.
We also did little gift card giveaways when we would reach a certain number of listeners. Everyone loves giveaways, a lot of people entered the giveaway by liking the post and tagging two of their friends. That week the number of people who listened to our episode jumped way up!
It has been tough lately with the NBA season being shutdown. When the season picks back up we will be back and running with new content on our social media.