The can't-miss hoops and culture podcast from UNINTERRUPTED. Hosted by sports media personality Ashley Nicole Moss, NBA reporter Kristian Winfield and famed shooting coach Lethal Shooter. Each week, we’ll cover basketball from coast to coast, break down the biggest trending topics from your timeline, and kick it with guests from all across the sports and entertainment world. New episodes drop every Wednesday.
On this episode of Certified Buckets, Ashley, Lethal and Kristian put on their professor hats and give out letter grades based on one of the most important contributors to success as a team in the NBA: chemistry (2:11). Plus, the trio discusses one thing they’d change about Twitter (44:14), reminisces on their favorite player-ref moments (48:12) and pays tribute to fashion legend Virgil Abloh (50:33).
1 hr 1 min
On this episode of Certified Buckets, Ashley, Lethal and Kristian embrace the spirit of Thanksgiving in full dinner table debate fashion. The trio brings their hottest takes on NBA bests, worsts and firsts (2:40), and decide on their Thanksgiving sides starting five (35:38). Plus, they share their favorite courtside moments (44:49), discuss the recent altercation between LeBron James and Isaiah Stewart (52:05) and crown their Certified Buckets of the Week (59:12).
1 hr 6 min
On this episode of Certified Buckets, Ashley, Lethal and Kristian are feeling major deja vu with this year’s NBA season. The Golden State Warriors are the best team in the league again (2:44), the Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers are coming out of the shadows (10:13), some players are back to beefing on the court (21:36) and the East is giving the West a run for its money (29:28). Plus, Lethal breaks down his Instagram post about Steph Curry (35:54) and the trio crowns their Certified Buckets of the Week (54:48).
1 hr 5 min
On this episode of Certified Buckets, Ashley, Lethal and Kristian gather for a State of the Union: NBA Edition. The trio discusses refs encouraging physical play on the court (7:57), ownership scandals (22:21) and this year’s impressive rookie class (30:07). Plus, hip-hop legend Rick Ross joins the show to talk Miami Heat stories and his upcoming album drop, “Richer Than I Ever Been” (37:14).
1 hr 12 min
On this episode of Certified Buckets, Ashley, Lethal and Kristian choose pretenders and contenders for the Eastern Conference, and give their takes on who should hit the panic button in the Western Conference (2:36). Plus, rapper Cousin Stizz joins the show to talk about his longtime fandom for the Celtics, his love for Marcus Smart and which NBA players are the best rappers in the game (36:08).
1 hr 1 min
On this episode of Certified Buckets, Ashley, Lethal and Kristian give their takes on the first week of the NBA season (1:41). Orlando Magic guard R.J. Hampton joins the show to talk about evolving with the team's young core (40:45). Plus, Lethal breaks down his most recent viral video (1:01:46).
1 hr 9 min
On this episode of Certified Buckets, Ashley, Lethal and Kristian break down the most recent news in the Ben Simmons saga (1:44), give their takes on opening week’s matchups (15:08) and give flowers to Candace Parker and the WNBA (36:15). Plus, we debut a new segment called “Get @ Me” where we deem whether our listener’s Twitter takes are hot or cold (46:47).
1 hr 18 min
On this episode of Certified Buckets, Ashley, Lethal and Kristian give their boldest predictions and hottest takes for the upcoming 2021-22 NBA Season (1:55). Plus, the trio takes us through the biggest topics on their Twitter timeline, talking the Fury vs. Wilder fight (30:40), athlete power couples (38:16) and Zaire Wade’s G-League path (42:42).
1 hr 11 min
On this episode of Certified Buckets, Ashley, Lethal and Kristian give their takes on the strongest contenders in the East and West conferences (2:08), debate on the Nets Big 3 powerhouse (11:19) and predict which players will have the biggest returns from injury (18:20). Plus, the trio discusses the world’s reaction to the big Instagram shutdown (38:00), picks who they think would win an NBA Squid Game (45:26) and reacts to the Lakers’ new “360” nickname (51:01).
1 hr 14 min
On this episode of Certified Buckets, Ashley, Lethal and Kristian discuss the hottest topic in the league right now: vaccination status (1:40). The trio reacts to a report that Ben Simmons no longer wants to play alongside Joel Embiid (7:20), gives their flowers to Karl-Anthony Towns and other players for opening up about their mental health (13:28) and reflects on Sue Bird’s legacy (32:04). Plus, Kristian gives us an inside look on navigating media day as a reporter (34:10).
49 min 2 sec
On the premiere episode of Certified Buckets Season 2, hosts Ashley, Lethal and Kristian react to the Ben Simmons trade saga (2:45), give their takes on Damian Lillard’s fate in Portland (6:16) and break down RJ Barrett’s absence from Sports Illustrated’s Top 100 Player list (15:38). Then, the trio lives vicariously through Twitter after a timeline full of Anthony Davis’ wedding content and JR Smith college life tweets (23:33), and they try to decrypt an interesting tweet from LeBron (32:40). Plus, each host reveals their Certified Bucket of the Week (38:42), and Kristian tells us why JJ Redick isn’t going anywhere (56:00).
59 min 47 sec
Certified Buckets is back for Season 2 with a whole new lineup! Season premieres September 22.
2 min 5 sec
On the season finale of Certified Buckets, Nick, Chiney and Sarunas threw a Zoom party with some of their closest family and friends in attendance. The Ogwumike sisters made a special appearance to celebrate Chiney's sister, Erica being the third Ogwumike sister drafted to the WNBA (3:58). Then, Tjay, the head of Twitter Sports brought the pizza to discuss ESPN's The Last Dance (10:37). Sarunas's Insecure co-star Jay Ellis dropped by to give a BTS look at the new season of Insecure and explain why he's a true Buckethead (12:55), Finally, all season long Nick has told his favorite veteran stories about Gilbert Arenas, so we had Nick's rookie Jordan Clarkson make a cameo to discuss the art of TikTok videos (28:08), playing with Swaggy P (55:22), and gave a heartfelt tribute to the late Kobe Bryant (1:02:28).
1 hr 13 min
RJ Hampton joins the podcast to talk about his time playing professionally in New Zealand (9:02), and how he’s preparing for the NBA Draft despite being quarantined (14:09). Plus on the "Bucket List" segment, the crew discusses the proposed 25-day plan to bring the NBA back (23:39), RJ vs LaMelo Ball (31:59), and Nick "Lets It Fly" on potentially joining Gilbert Arenas’ BIG3 team (35:08).
41 min 43 sec
On this episode of Certified Buckets, your hosts are joined by Philadelphia 76ers guard Josh Richardson. Josh recalls stories about the crazy Philly fan base (10:02), dishes on Ben Simmons shooting 3-pointers (11:08), and debate who has been winning the quarantine IG Live music battles (14:41). Plus, a behind the scenes look into “Heat Culture” (29:27), Josh tells a funny Tony Allen story (46:20), and weighs in on Trae Young eclipsing Steph Curry as the league’s best shooter (51:06).
53 min 56 sec
Mavs guard Tim Hardaway Jr. joins the entire show to talk being on lockdown and what it was like playing in the last game before the NBA shutdown (3:20). Tim also reveals a life-changing story from his days growing up as Tim Hardaway’s son (11:14), playing for the Knicks twice (14:22) and fun Luka Doncic insights (21:19). Plus, the crew reveal their toughest NBA matchups (27:24) and Nick Young gives a can't-miss Metta World Peace story (31:30).
37 min 33 sec
On this episode of Certified Buckets, the crew dishes on how their lives have changed due to the coronavirus pandemic (6:30) and Chiney reveals her talk with Donovan Mitchell, who tested positive for COVID-19 (15:46). Plus, another crazy Gilbert Arenas story from Nick (25:11), the future of this NBA season (31:32) and Sarunas' attempt to get tested for the 'rona (36:28). Finally, Lil' Swaggy takes over “Let It Fly” to reveal his Top 3 favorite hoopers (37:08).
39 min 3 sec
The coronavirus has swept the nation, but we go into our bag to deliver a new episode featuring Phoenix Suns Forward, Kelly Oubre. On this episode, Kelly reacts to winning the Certified Swag Award and how Nick’s fashion inspired his pre-game outfit routine (5:06). Plus, the crew discusses Kelly having a career year with the Phoenix Suns (8:45), recall what led to his altercation with Kelly Olynyk (19:02), and hold a quick rapid fire question segment to close the show (26:11).
28 min 10 sec
Actor and comedian Lamorne Morris checks in to shoot his shot with Sarunas on the bench this week. The crew discusses the Lakers sweeping the weekend vs. the Bucks and the Clippers (21:05), Nick "Lets It Fly" on his alma mater USC defeating UCLA (33:15), and Todd Gurley drops another crazy hot take on the "3-Point Line" (51:38).
56 min 43 sec
On this episode of Certified Buckets, the crew is joined by Lakers' center JaVale McGee. They discuss JaVale's musical producer credit on Justin Bieber's new album (13:20), his "jersey swap" with Zion Williamson (32:57), and what it’s like playing on another team with championship potential (42:30). Plus, Nick "Lets It Fly" on Trevor Ariza nearly getting nutmegged by Trae Young (47:27), and the crew sounds off on a few of Producer "Tunde's Terrible Takes" (49:00).
52 min 36 sec
Less than 24 hours after attending the Kobe Bryant Memorial at the Staples Center, Nick and Chiney reflect on the ceremony (6:18). Then the crew hits the time machine to celebrate the 9-year anniversary of Nick dropping 38 on D. Wade and the Heat (37:00). Plus, Nick settles the Ironman vs. Captain America debate (43:12), and Producer Tunde subs in for Sarunas on the bucket list (48:38).
The CB crew recap the first half of the NBA season with a special award show live from Chicago at the Mountain Dew All-Star space. Categories include best drip, social all-star and of course, the most certified bucket in the league. Plus, Indiana Pacers big man, Myles Turner, drops in (10:15) to talk shop on guarding All-Star players, Victor Oladipo’s singing and much more.
27 min 58 sec
With Chiney on the bench for another week, Sarunas is back at point running the offense through Nick. The dynamic duo grade teams post-NBA Trade Deadline (3:50). Plus, the crew discusses if KD is going too far with his recent comments about why he left OKC (20:54), and the guys check items off the Bucket List including which current NBA player they would trust most taking the final shot of a game (31:00). Finally, Nick Let’s It Fly on the Serge Ibaka vs. OG Anunoby scarf off (35:05).
38 min 26 sec
It’s our official return after the tragic death of Kobe and Gianna Bryant. Nick and Sarunas honor Kobe by discussing his legacy and sharing personal behind the scenes stories (6:18). Plus, Producer Tunde subs in for Chiney to discuss the NBA All-Star rosters (36:19), and Todd Gurley drops a crazy hot take during the "3-Point Line" segment (59:41).
1 hr 6 min
In lieu of a full episode, Chiney speaks for the Certified Buckets crew on the passing of Kobe Bryant and reflects on his legacy.
With NBA All-Star weekend right around the corner, the Certified Buckets crew selects who they think should fill the final reserve spots to represent the Western Conference in Chicago (4:50). Also, Chiney is back from New York after helping the WNBA agree to a new CBA deal, and she gives us the details for what it means for the league going forward (22:30). Plus, the “Bucket List” leads to a few never heard before Dwyane Wade stories (40:05), and Sarunas gives his review on Bad Boys 3 (49:51).
51 min 22 sec
On this episode of Certified Buckets, Van Lathan fills in for Chiney, Sarunas runs point, and Nick does what Nick does best...shoot. The Oscar nominations are in which leads to a discussion about the all-time best hoop movies (5:50), and the crew discusses “actual factual” hot-takes for the halfway point of the NBA season (15:26). Plus, with KD and Kendrick Perkins beefing on Twitter, the question about social media etiquette rears its ugly head (29:32), and Chiney makes an appearance on the "3-Point Line" segment (55:58).
1 hr 7 min
The CB crew is back for the first episode of the decade as the crew discusses the current Kevin Love saga (8:29) and Nick Young reveals a story about a disgruntled Caron Butler during his Wizards days (11:50). Meanwhile, trade rumors involving Kyle Kuzma are swirling, so the crew weighs in on how to make the Lakers Certified Contenders (24:59). Plus, Nick takes us behind the scenes of his Christmas Day proposal (33:22), and the crew reacts to a voicemail from NBA Twitter personality @KingJosiah on this week’s "3-Point Line" segment (41:47).
48 min 6 sec
We bring in the New Year with Chiney and Sarunas as they give us their insight on the Top 5 moments of Certified Buckets that include a behind the scenes look at Hollywood (1:20), the time Kobe broke Nick's hand (6:00), and Gilbert Arenas teaching Swaggy P a lesson during a Gun Awareness meeting (8:00). Plus, we close the episode with our favorite bloopers and outtakes.
21 min 28 sec
On this special holiday helping of Certified Buckets, Nick, Chiney and Sarunas draft their top 10 pure scorers to step foot on ANY basketball court during the 2010s.
21 min 7 sec
With Bronny James balling for Sierra Canyon, the Certified Big 3 take a trip down memory lane and tell in-depth stories about their high school playing days (7:11). Then, Nick gets conflicted about his son, Lil' Swaggy, going viral (44:31) before Sarunas talks Dame Lillard (51:08), Diddy (55:27) and "The Shop" (1:00:05) on the "Bucket List". Lastly, Nick's car gets towed (1:03:02). True story.
1 hr 4 min
The Certified Buckets trio is back on a TUESDAY to play a little "Trade or Nah" game to discuss potential all-star player trades (7:40). Nick then lets it fly on his pickup game with J.R. Smith (32:17) before resident Sixers fan Sarunas sounds off on Ben Simmons' 3-point shot in the return of the “Bucket List” (38:28). Plus. stay tuned for a “Final Shot” you don't want to miss (41:57)!
43 min 47 sec
The crew discusses James Harden’s playing style and if it’s bad for the league (6:56). In light of LeBron James dancing shoeless on the sidelines in Utah, Nick, Chiney and Sarunas recall the most disrespectful moments in NBA history (24:02). Plus, the "3-Point Line" returns with special appearances by L.A. Sparks star Nneka Ogwumike and @DragonFlyJonez, where Sarunas reveals the top Hollywood stars he'd like to work with (34:03).
1 hr 2 min
On a Thanksgiving edition of Certified Buckets, the crew discusses potential changes coming to the NBA schedule and playoffs (5:48) before Nick reveals locker room stories from the 2018 Warriors (16:38). Plus, certified facts we know FOR SURE 15 games into the NBA season (25:03). Lastly, the ultimate starting 5 of Thanksgiving food (45:00), Nick lets it fly on "Frozen 2" (48:44) and Sarunas clears the air with Joe Budden on this episode’s “Final Shot” (59:26).
59 min 13 sec
Gilbert Arenas aka Agent Zero checks in as the first-ever guest on Certified Buckets! With all the young stars in today's NBA, the crew picks their "All-NBA Starting 5 under 25" (5:51) and then discuss Carmelo Anthony's return (19:23) and Paul George teaming up with Kawhi (28:11). Plus, more wild Washington Wizards stories (36:56), Nick's “old man league” update (52:58) and Lou Williams — definitely a certified bucket, but is he a Hall of Famer (56:07)?
58 min 45 sec
Nick Young sides with Steph Curry in the Michael Jordan hater debate (5:21). Then the crew unanimously crowns the official “Mecca” of basketball (10:58) as Chiney likens Nick to the Knicks' dysfunctional franchise. Plus, Swaggy tells the real story behind Drake getting booed at Camp Flog Gnaw (29:57), and Sarunas asks the crew if they would snitch in Dion Waiters' sticky situation (35:58).
43 min 48 sec
On this episode of Certified Buckets, the Big 3 dive into Kawhi Leonard's load management (3:43) as Chiney Ogwumike sheds light on the WNBA travel difficulties (8:15). Plus, Nick Young reveals crazy stories from his Washington Wizards days (13:38) and reacts to being mistaken for LeBron James (27:01). Lastly, Sarunas Jackson discusses the best celebrity hoopers during this week’s "Bucket List" (33:00).
40 min 25 sec
Coming off the KAT fight in Philadelphia, Nick reveals another NBA scuffle you’ve never heard before (8:05). Plus, the crew discusses Steph Curry’s legacy after his latest injury (9:46) and Kyrie’s “mood swings” (16:56). In a brand new segment, Chiney, Nick and Sarunas crown their “Certified Bucket of the Week” (28:10). Nick lets it fly about dominating his old man league (35:00) and sounds off on that new Kanye (43:31)
51 min 43 sec
The NBA season is officially underway! The crew debates if Kawhi has really taken the throne from LeBron (3:26) & give their way-too-early hot takes (8:26). Plus, Nick Let's It Fly on Kobe practice stories (14:50) & Sarunas wants to know if the Zion-less Pelicans are unwatchable on this week’s Bucket List (18:56)
27 min 20 sec
On the premiere episode of Certified Buckets — Nick, Chiney and Sarunas reveal their most unpopular NBA hot take (5:06), which player gave them the most buckets and celebrities they tried to impress (10:59). The trio then discusses the NBA’s China situation (20:00), Zion Williamson comparisons and whether the Nets are officially the new kings of New York hoops (29:53). Plus, Nick talks the most fashionable teams during his “Let It Fly” segment (34:35) and the crew’s predictions heading into the NBA season (37:06)
41 min 26 sec