The #OG2CENTS Podcast is curated weekly by OG KING CURT and aim to bridge the gap between lifestyle and gaming culture. Make sure to follow the podcast on all social platforms. Please subscribe, follow, comment, and share! Also you can donate to the show as well. These donations will go towards the show. Thanks!
This Episode addresses some topics that have been discussed numerous times without understanding such as, How do put yourself in the best position to be drafted and more!
This Episode will be broken down in to 3 parts: Ego, Attitude, and Confidence. The pros/cons of player behavior and more!
This Episode includes my experiences while being in NY for The 2020 NBA 2K League Draft. I attended the Decoy Games Presents Game On! Celebrate Black Excellence in Gaming. The panel was more than exceptional. I will speak those events and much more!
This Episode is a sit down with one of the most successful NBA 2K League coaches, Jeff Terrell aka The White Kite. We talk about life in the league, off season and the 2020 NBA 2K League Draft. Also I formally introduce two people that are major additions to The #OG2CENTS Podcast, Dave from The 2k zone and Strider Visuals!
This Episode takes about staying dedicated and simply putting in the work. I also give tips on branding, marketing and more.
This Episode includes Ariel McDaniel, the Director of Marketing for NBA, WNBA & Esports station on Dash Radio, “Nothin But Net”. She is also a publicist for the gamer and music community. We discuss different strategies for gamers to be more!
This Episode is about overcoming Fears. I share some of my experiences and mention some people who have inspired me. Also precautions concerning the Coronavirus and more.
The is a story of how Ivan Curtiss became OG KING CURT. I talk about the ups and downs along the way and at the end of this episode you will know, Who I Am!
This Episode will breakdown some of the differences between being real and fake. I will also talk about my website and more!
This Episode is about a series of Periscopes from Famous Enough called, "Love & 2K." Also we discuss 2K, The Community and More!
This Episode is with Ricco Phinisee, Head Coach for Celtics Crossover Gaming of The NBA 2K League, Certified Trainer, and Owner of Ricco Phinisee Workouts. We will discuss gaming, fitness and more!
This Episode is about how The #OG2CENTS Podcast came together. Dave and Strider will talk about their journey in the community and what led them to do what they do!
This Episode speaks on ones worth to another, mental health and more.
This Episode includes Wael Ankouni, Brooklyn Nets Social Media/ NetsGC Asst GM. We discuss the pros and cons of social media and more!
This Episode is with Travis Trice Sr., longtime Huber Heights (OH) Wayne High School Championship Head Coach. We will talk hoops and more.
This Episode is with SNY Anchor/Host Larry Ridley. We discussed his journey through the world of multimedia.
This Episode is with Jennifer Cobb, NFL Alumni Cheerleader and Founder of Team Gateway To A Cure.
This Episode is with Kyree Walker, 2021 NBA Draft Prospect.
This Episode is with 2X WNBA and UConn Champion Renee Montgomery.
This Episode is with Kevin Gootee, he is The CEO Monkeybutt Productions, Stand-up Comic , and more.
This Episode is with Chantell Taylor, She is a 4X Legends Football League Champion and current DE for The New York Stars of The Womens Football League Association
This Episode is with Ev Mathurin, CEO of The WR Pro Am League LLC. This League is The #1 5v5 Pro Am League in the world. We talk about the state of the NBA 2K Community, Season 3 of The NBA 2K League and more.
This Episode is with Jourdan Kerl, she is the Esports Content Manager for MavsGG of The NBA 2K League. We discuss her journey to The NBA, love for sneakers, and more!
This Episode with Larell Mitchell aka Winner_Stays_On, he is a former NBA 2K League Player. We discuss his experience in the league, thoughts on the NBA 2K Pro Am Community, and more!
The Episode is with PK Kersey, The Founder of That Suits You, a nonprofit organization that provides suits to deserving men; partners with NYC schools to teach, train, and motivate young people; and offers training and overall assistance with certified job programs throughout NYC and beyond.
This Episode is with Brian Mazique, he is a writer for Forbes and Heavy.com, Digital Content Creator that covers video games like NBA 2K, Madden, EA UFC, MLB The Show and WWE. He also covers traditional sports as well.
This Episode is with Scoop B, This Episode is with Scoop B, he is the Host of Scoop B Radio and Senior Writer for Heavy.com. We talk about how he got started in journalism, his radio show and more!
This Episode is with Autumn Johnson, she is a NBA 2k League Reporter, ESPN+ Analyst and Sideline Reporter, and Host of In Season with Autumn. We talk about her journey as a sports reporter, The NBA 2K League and more!
This Episode is with The Black Hokage. He is a super talented content creator, gamer, streamer, and podcaster. We discuss how he got into content creation, gaming and more!
This Episode is with Narz. She is a Gamer, Content Creator, Speaker and Host. She tells her story of how gaming and streaming changed her life.
This Episode is with Josh “Choc” Humphries. He is a Professional 2K Player for Brooklyn Nets Gaming Crew, Content Creator, Partnered Twitch Streamer and YouTuber. We talk about his Rookie Year in The NBA 2K League, Content Creation and More!
This Episode is with Ryan “Dayfri” Conger. He is a Professional 2K Player for NBA 2K League Season 3 Champions, Wizards District Gaming, Partnered Twitch Streamer and YouTuber. We talk about his season, offseason and More!
This Episode is with Dayvon "G O O F Y 7 5 7" Curry . He is a Professional 2K Player for NBA 2K League Player, Season 1 Champion, Grizz Gaming Center , Partnered Twitch Streamer and YouTuber. We talk about his season, offseason and More!
This Episode is with Kimanni "Splashy" Ingram. Splashy is the point guard for Utah Jazz Gaming of The NBA 2k League. He is one of the most entertaining players in the 2k community. We talk about his Rookie season, NBA 2K21, and More!
This Episode is with Rafel "Crush" Davis. Crush is a Lockdown Defender for Kings Guard Gaming of The NBA 2k League. He was the 3rd Overall Pick in The 2020 NBA 2K League Draft. We talk about his outstanding Rookie Season, Living on The West Coast and More!
This Episode is with Ramo Radoncic. Ramo is a professional 2k player for Pistons GT of The NBA 2k League. He was the 5th Overall Pick in The 2018 NBA 2K League Draft. We talk about his career, The Off Season and What is Realo!
This Episode is with Reginald Nash Jr. Regg is a professional 2K Player for BucksGG of The NBA 2k League. He was the 12th Overall Pick in The 2020 NBA 2K League Draft and Rookie Of The Year! We talk about his phenomenal Rookie Season, Off Season and Thoughts about Season 4.
This Episode is with Kellie Wells-Brinkley. Kellie is a 2012 Bronze Olympic Medalist, Author, and Host. She talks about her childhood, Olympic experience and appearing on The Amazing Race.
This Episode is with Nidal Nasser aka MamaImDatMan. Nidal is a professional NBA 2K player for Kings Guard Gaming. He was the 29th Overall Pick in The 2018 NBA 2K League Draft. We talk about his season, off season and The Freak Show. This is our 1st ever Live Twitch Show
This Episode is with Aerial Powers. Aerial is a Star Forward for The Washington Mystics, WNBA Champion, Gamer, Streamer and Host. We talk about her love for gaming, the wubble and more!
This Episode is with Johnny Marcos. He is The Founder of Kustom Kontrollerz, a company that specializes in custom hand-painted Playstation and Xbox controllers. We talk about how he got started, some of his celebrity clients and more!
This Episode is with Hip Hop recording artist, CROWN. He is a Florida Native that has soulful and unique sound. We talk about his new project, "We still don't know", his company Shop Open, 2020 and more!
This is the first episode of The #OG2CENTS Supporter Series. These episodes will showcase those who support the podcast. LeQuan "Chef Affishall" Mack is a Personal/Executive Chef and NBA 2K Content Creator.
This episode is with Danny Martin, he is The Co-Founder/CEO at Esposure. Esposure is a proprietary esports platform developed by and for the competitive gaming community. We talk about the transition from Geekletes to Esposure, NBA 2K League, explosion of esports during the pandemic and more!
This episode is with Alyssa Rose, MS.Ed. Alyssa is an 8th grade English Language Arts teacher in Central NY. She researches and writes about culturally responsive education and is currently serving as a teacher leader on the culturally responsive education committee at her school. She is always looking to find ways to change the curriculum to ensure that it provides an accurate reflection of all our students and a window to where all our students can go. We talk about teaching during a pandemic, her impact on social media and more!
He’s been a guest speaker on the 2KZone, ESGN, Court Vision, and BFW Live. His specialty is in creating content on stats and analytics within the 2K League. He plays Power Forward for Fire Sticks Gaming, and my aspiration is to be a player in the League and bring exposure to the South Asian gaming community.
Jess Davis is The Owner/Founder of GameHER. GameHer was founded in 2013 from the vision of creating clothing and a platform for females to unite within the video game world. She is also The Manager for Youth Basketball Operations for The Cleveland Cavaliers.
Patrick Crossan aka P-Cross is The Team Manager/Coach for Wizards District Gaming of The NBA 2K League. He talks about his journey to the league, Season 3 Championship, involvement with The USA E-National Team and More!
Lawrence West aka BIGG WEST is The GM/Head Coach for Hornets Venom GT of The NBA 2K League. He talks about is journey to the league, leading his hometown team and more!
Dietrick Glover is one of the originators of the NBA 2k Pro Am scene. He founded The Structured Basketball Association. This league help cultivate some of the most prominent figures to date in the community and NBA 2k League. We talk about past and present times, Brooklyn Nets and more!
Jelani "Comp" Mitchell is the Head Coach for Utah Jazz Gaming of The NBA 2K League. He shares his journey on how he made it to the NBA 2K League, leading his team during a pandemic while earning Coach of The Year and what he looks for in a player!
Thee Joe Vegas is a content creator and on air personality in the 2K community. He began his involvement in the 2K community in January of 2019 as the co-owner and commissioner of the 2K First Take Draft League. He has been an analyst for BFW Live, 2Kzn, NapX and ESGN. He was also the host of Hornets Venom GT’s “Venom Report.” Currently Joe is a content creator for iBall Empire, while also mentoring 2K League prospects in their hopes of being drafted in season 4 of the NBA 2K League.
Toijuin "LT" Fairley is the Owner/Creator of The MyPlayer Basketball Association and GM/Head Coach of MavsGG. He shares his childhood, military experience and journey to The NBA 2K League.
Brandon "ToXsiK" Raudenbush has been in the NBA 2K League for 3 years and now he is looking to return for Season 4. Also he is the Clan Leader for iBall Empire.
Paul Guarino is The Founder, CEO and Sports Marketing Manager for PG Sports. He is also the host of Average To Savage Podcast, Remotely Renee and Perfect Soccer. His roster of Professional Athletes that include: Renee Montgomery, Marlon Moraes, Kimbo Slice Jr, Crystal Dangerfield, Tremaine Williams, Brandon Copeland, Adam Erne, Jeff Adrien, Jerome Cunningham.
Champ2K is a NBA 2K League Influencer and was scout for Raptors Uprising. Has also appeared on BFW Live a NBA2KLeague Show hosted by BlkFrankWhite (NBA 2K League Global Community Ambassador) but he is most known as the Founder of ESGN2k a network built around covering Esports.
Harris Rubenstein is a full-time content creator and league operations assistant for the NBA 2K League. He spent 2 years helping manage all social media platforms for the league before transitioning into a more public facing role. Harris has done on-air talent work in sports and esports since high school and after stints in Boston, LA, and Dallas, he landed with the NBA two years ago and hasn't looked back!
Chris Turner is building Esports programs down in The Bayou. He is an Educator, Visual Artist, Consultant, Podcaster and GM/Esports Coach for Southern University and A&M College. We talk about his journey and what's next!
Wes Acuff has 12+ years experience as a producer and editor working for NBA Digital, NBA TV and Turner Sports. He’s produced highlight packages, corporate sizzle reels, featured content and digital shows for NBA.com. He’s also The GM/Head Coach for Hawks Talon GC of The NBA 2K League
Justin Jacobson is an Entertainment and Esports Attorney, Manager- Ford Models Esports and Gaming Talent Division, Professor and Author. He talks about his journey in the entertainment industry/esports and his new book, "The Essential Guide to the Business & Law of Esports & Professional Video Gaming."
Antonio Williams has served as an invaluable resource and integral part of major organizations, including The Phoenix Suns, Nike, ESPN, Boston Red Sox and The NBA. He talks about his experiences and gives some predictions on The NBA Playoffs and more!
The OG talks about NetsGC's debut in The Tip Off, Fans Back at The Barclays for Brooklyn Nets Playoff Opener, New York Liberty's Hot Start and More!
Kristian Cuaresma is The Brooklyn Nets Gaming Crew Team Writer and Content Creator. He talks about his journey and more!
Lance Howard aka DOT, is The CEO of Fire Sticks Gaming. Fire Sticks Gaming is an Esports Company with 75 members worldwide. Covering multiple platforms and consoles. Content creators and gamers call FSG home. FSG provides High Quality Video Production for Gamers, Professional Athletes and Small Businesses across the country. FSG has a strong passion for bringing clients ideas to life and providing a quality product that can be used for marketing. FSG recently signed a 3 year deal with Spirit Production Music for Catalog and Licensing Deal & Distribution. We talk about his journey, NBA 2K, music and more!
Brandon "Hood" Caicedo was a first-round pick by the Cavs Legion in the inaugural 2k league draft. He was Top 5 in the league and led the Cavs Legion to the semi finals. Despite his early success he was traded to multiple teams before his career came to an end. He stopped by to talk life after the league and fatherhood.
Wes Byrd is the CEO & Co-Founder of Skullz, Dynapp Inc. and Executive Director & Co-Founder for the Georgia Scholastic Esports Foundation.
He's an experienced entrepreneur with a passion for growing business and developing business relationships. As an esports and gaming enthusiast, he’s used his 20+ years of experience in ecommerce, web application development, and business management skills to launch the top esports merchandise brand name, Skullz.
The OG went back home on the bye week, attended his son's baby shower and spent time on the golf course with his brother. He talks about Nets Gaming Crew's season thus far, The NBA 2K League Tournament, The Turn, coming up and The UPA World Championships!
Eric Ward aka Yeynotgaming is a former NBA 2K League Pro and Champion with Knicks Gaming in Season 1. Now he is a content creator, host and aspiring to be a GM/Coach in the NBA 2K League
Mark Landis is the Manager of Content and Social Media for the Cavs Legion Gaming Club. He has worked with the 2K community on content for years and many of the top organizations in the community have trusted him with their digital content. Landis has worked professionally in the advertising/marketing/content field for several years.
The OG talks about his bye week activities in Dayton, Ohio, the end of the regular season, Nets Gaming Crew qualifying for the playoffs and breaking records, and the 1st NBA 2KL All-Star Game. Also how the team is getting prepared to head to Dallas, TX for The NBA 2K League Playoffs
Brandon Bell is a former professional football player who played for Penn State University and the Cincinnati Bengals. He now works as a PA for NFL Films and does commentary for Compete4Ever Madden tournaments and leagues as well as co-hosting EsportsXTRA.
Four-year NBA 2K League Veteran, Connor "Shotz" Rodrigues sits down with OG KING CURT, to discuss his career year in Brooklyn. He was an all league performer, helped lead NetsGC to The Eastern Conference Finals, and his thoughts on becoming an All-Star!
OG KING CURT talks about his time back in Brooklyn for the 1st ever NBA 2K League All-Star Game and a new team joining the league. Also Pacers Gaming PG, Xavier "630" Barraza and T-Wolves Gaming SG, Dhwan "ShiftyKaii" White stopped by to talk about their season and more!
Kingsley "Crown" Bragg is a professional NBA 2K League player for Hornets Venom GT. He stopped by to talk about his journey and All League season were was named to the 2021 All-NBA 2KL Second Team, All-NBA 2KL Rookie Team, and Winner of The Turn Tournament.
Rigby Burnett Jr. aka Rigby was selected by Hornets Venom GT with the 8th overall pick of the 2021 NBA 2K League draft. In his rookie year, he averaged 22.8 points and 5.4 assists despite sharing backcourt duties with veteran point guard Sherm. Rigby made headlines when he led Hornets Venom to a banner in THE TURN and ultimately winning tournament MVP, the first ever rookie to do so.
Ricco Phinisee is the founder of RPW (Ricco Phinisee Workouts), a custom training program for professional gamers and athletes. RPW helps players build their strength, boost confidence, and create a healthy competitive mentality to maximize performance on and off the big stage. RPW’s first off-season training program was hosted in the desert outside Phoenix, Arizona. Ricco is striving to change the narrative and help gamers reach their full potential across the country and around the world.
The 2020 number one pick may not have won rookie of the year, but his resume is pristine and includes the most important accolade, two NBA 2K League championships. Jack Mascone, more prominently known as JBM shocked the NBA 2K community when he recently announced his retirement, but he leaves the competitive scene at the top of the mountain.
Nathaniel Kahl aka NateKahl will always be considered one of the founding legends of the NBA 2K League. After being selected 26 th overall in the 2018 draft, Nate helped Knicks Gaming claim the league’s first ever championship. His defensive brilliance against the 5-out attack of Heat Check Gaming resulted in him taking finals MVP honors. Unlike some of his season one peers, Nate’s longevity is evident, having remained in the league and loading up for NetsGC and Pacers Gaming in previous years. The Wisconsin native returned back to New York this past season and averaged 8.9 points, 1.3 assists, 1.6 steals, while shooting 62 percent from the field and 51 percent from deep. Knicks Gaming finished 14-14 and was eliminated in the Eastern Conference semi-finals by Wizards DG. The organization has made the playoffs every season NateKahl has played for them.
Michael Key is a man of many hats and skills. Since the 2019 NBA 2K League season, during which he won a championship while also being named Finals MVP, Bear has added to his resume both on and off the sticks. With Minnesota, he has accumulated a 29-15 record over the last two years and finished first in the Western Conference regular season standings last season.
Detrick Houchens AKA Uhmaayyze is the lord of vibes on the Destiny 2 battlefield, dropping the hottest freestyle bars while dropping nerds and dominating the PvP leaderboards. He's got the energy, dynamics, and power to grab viewers and never let them go, providing an unending series of waves of good vibes and bars while spreading his wings and soaring as a content creator. He dominates on Twitter as well.
OG KING CURT reunited with some his Day Ones in The 2K Community and scouted some upcoming NBA 2K League prospects. This episode he sat down with Ev Mathurin, who is The CEO of The WR Pro Am League & UPA, Bigg West, GM/Head Coach for Hornets Venom GT, Eric Ward aka Yeynotgaming, Content Creator & Founder of Fyve Wyde, and MadexINxINDIA, NBA 2K League Broadcaster. They share their thoughts about historic event where a 50K prize pool was up for grabs!
T-Wolves Gaming Head Coach Nick Gartrelle took the NBA 2K League by storm in Season 4. Not only was he the youngest coach in the league but he led them to a Tip Off Championship and was the top team in the Western Conference. He stopped by to talk about his journey and first season as a head coach.
Jonathan Fields has always been a man of many talents, even well before he joined the NBA 2K League’s broadcast team. Though he is best known by his gamertag Demon JT, he went by the alias of Fresh Prince JT when he was drafted by Wizards District Gaming with the 12th overall pick in Season One of the NBA 2K League. Two years later, he found a new home when he was traded to Pistons GT. In his lone season with Detroit, he averaged 16.3 points, 3.5 assists, 1.3 steals, while shooting 49 percent from the field. While Demon JT currently does not play in the NBA 2K League, he is determined to eventually make his way back.
Demar Butler aka Deedz is a former professional NBA 2K player from Spotsylvania, Virginia. In the NBA 2K League’s first-ever season back in 2018, he was taken with the 37th overall pick by Jazz Gaming. He would play in Utah for two seasons before going unretained headed into the 2020 draft. With back-to-back selections in the third-round, Heat Check Gaming would use one of those picks on Deedz, ultimately making Miami his new home for two more seasons. Deedz is now officially retired from the NBA 2K League, but he will always be remembered for being one of the OGs of the community.
Selected with the fifth overall pick in the 2019 NBA 2K League draft by Mavs Gaming, Peter Malin aka PeteBeBallin would go onto play 2k professionally for three years. He was named to the 2019 All-Rookie team and played two full seasons for Dallas, developing a reputation for winning and his two-way play. Despite averaging a double-double and nearly three blocks in his sophomore season, he was traded to Hornets Venom GT. The following season he retired.
OG sits down with Jessie Buddle aka Champ2k and Eric Ward aka Yeynotgaming to talk about how the community has changed since the birth of the NBA 2K League.
Albano Thomallari aka Fab played in the first four seasons of the NBA 2K League. While his story as a pro game has been put on pause, he’ll always be an important part of the league’s history. During the season one draft, Fab was taken with the second overall pick by Celtics Crossover Gaming. His most memorable run was during his second year, during which he averaged 22.3 points and 12.5 assists.
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