On this episode, Sheila and Heem discuss the anti-climatic ending to an otherwise exciting NBA season as the best player in the league, LeBron James faced off against the best team in the league, Golden State. The Cavs got swept and it's looking like LeBron is headed out of Cleveland. They shift their focus to the crazy NBA off season and then transition to the NHL, as the DC sports curse is broken by the 2018 Stanley Cup champion, WASHINGTON CAPITALS (#ALLCAPS). They give a brief World Cup preview and end with burner segments featuring the President meddling in sports and retired Kobe Bryant being salty about LeBron's greatness.
Back for the 12th episode, Sheila and Heem begin with the NBA playoffs. Focusing on the East, they discuss how LeBron and the Cavs struggled with Indiana, but demolished the LeBrontoRaptors in a 4-game sweep. Next they turn to the struggling 76ers, down 3-1 to the Celtics. They transition to the West where the Rockets and the Warriors are on a collision course, and also discuss what's next for OKC after their surprising exit. Next up, Becky Hammon interviews to be the head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks and the Kawhi Leonard question still looms above the Spurs. The episode concludes with conversations about Meek Mill being free, #LeBronsPlan and burner segments featuring: the Wizards lack of interest in becoming a title contender due to their owner Ted Leonsis and how the 76ers ruined Sheila's plans.
The 11th episode of OT with SHE and HE was exciting as Sheila and Heem recapped the NCAA men's basketball tournament, discussing: the tourney of upsets which began with the unprecedented upset of a 1-seed by 16-seed UMBC, cinderella story Loyola-Chicago and Sister Jean, and how Villanova became a dynasty while destroying Michigan. Then they turned their sights to the women's tournament where Arike Ogunbowale and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish upset Uconn and then Mississippi State on last minute buzzer beating shots. Next, the NBA aka the walking dead as injuries have plagued and shaped an exciting conclusion to the regular season, up next the playoffs! They transition to Michael Bennett and the NFL, the return of Tiger Woods, and Burner Segments featuring, the hypocrisy of marijuana in professional sports and the underrated icon Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
A new OT with She and He is finally here. In this episode Sheila and Heem briefly discuss the NBA All-Star weekend shenanigans and the exciting game. Then they do a deep dive into the second half of the NBA season and ask whether the Rockets are legit and can beat Golden State? They move east to discuss the resurgent Cavs and the Wizards dilemma when John Wall returns. Next up, the FBI's investigation into major college basketball programs and their options moving forward, the 2026 World Cup bid for the USA, Mexico and Canada at risk due to the current US administration, and why they had zero interest in the Winter Olympics. Finally, they close with a fiery burner segment. Sheila discusses the occupational hazard of sharing an NBA court with Zaza Pachulia, while Heem makes an impassioned plea for Arsene Wenger to quit the Arsenal Football Club. #WakandaForever
Back for the 9th episode, Sheila and Heem discuss Super Bowl LII where the Eagles finally got their ring, Tom Brady's heroics in defeat, and what's next for the Eagles and the Patriots. They then turn their attention to the NBA where the Cavs are free falling, LeBron is quitting, the Wizards are winning without John Wall, Golden State's recent struggles and whether Houston can beat them, and the upcoming NBA trade deadline.
Sheila and Heem close with their burner segments featuring Martin Luther King Jr. selling Dodge trucks, white folks destroying their cities in "celebration," Barry Bonds not being voted into the baseball HOF, and finally how Dan Gilbert is the worst sports owner in the history of mankind.
On this episode, Sheila and Heem discuss the compelling story lines in the NBA including the Warriors ascension and the return of Steph Curry, Cleveland playing better and IT's back, the genius Boston formula, and an epic debate about who's the better player right now - LeBron James or Kevin Durant. They also discuss the NFL's wildcard weekend, Tom Brady vs. Bill Belichick vs. Robert Kraft, Shakyla Hill's quadruple-double,Marvelous Marcus Mariota, the Wizards not being ready to step up and how colleges and universities without home stadiums change your college football experience.
This episode explores how the #MeToo movement has made its way to the NFL, the Carolina Panthers owner, Jerry Richardson, selling the team due to sexual harassment and allegations of racism, the responsibility of athletes to speak out when there's misconduct, Maame Biney being the first black woman to qualify for speed skating in the Winter Olympics, Victor Oladipo becoming the man in Indiana, a shout out to the Ball family, James Brown and the culture of being "hacked," and the NFL's responsibility to its players and society.
This episode explores the teams separating themselves in the NBA (Boston, Cleveland, Houston, and Golden State) as well as what the hell is going on in OKC. Other topics include: the NY Giants being the last team to start a black QB, the catch and drama behind the NFL's social justice fund, the World Cup draw being announced, tax codes and sports teams, and ridiculous referees in the NBA and WNBA.
We're back from a brief hiatus just in time for the return of the NBA. In this episode we discuss the crazy NBA off season, opening week buzzer beaters, Gordon Hayward's horrible injury, LeBron's dominance, the state of US soccer, the WNBA finals, unrest in the NFL, why we don't like Rick Pitino, and Corny KD & the annoying Warriors.
The atrocity in Newton’s statements doesn’t stem from comfortability or a lack thereof. Nor does it stem from a bruised ego or an embarrassing moment. It comes from a deeply embedded culture of patriarchy and sexism. Steven Drummond’s statements imply that the Panthers organization thinks this is about women reporters feeling comfortable. False. This is about women reporters, like countless other women in varying professions, doing their jobs. Comfort doesn’t have anything to do with respect. Cam Newton’s comments were disrespectful and without a doubt he would have never uttered those words when responding to a reporter who was a man.
While this piece isn’t about football or the Super Bowl, it is about women, sports, and the longest continually operating U.S. women’s professional sports league, the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). I went to about 15 WNBA games last season (summer of 2016). It was the WNBA’s 20th anniversary and as a diehard sports and women’s basketball fan, I felt compelled to put my money where my mouth was. So, I purchased Washington Mystics season tickets and prepped myself for a summer of women’s basketball. For less than $500, I witnessed the greatest women’s basketball players in the world on a weekly basis. It’s the highest level of competition the sport offers, and I watched the best players in the world fiercely compete night in and night out. So, why has this league faced attendance lows for years? Especially when 51 million women viewers tune in annually for the Super Bowl.
A new episode of OT with SHE and HE right on time for the start of the NBA Finals. Sheila and Heem discuss the historic nature of the 2017 NBA Finals, with it being the 3rd time in a row the Golden State Warriors face the Cleveland Cavaliers. They also discuss Lebron vs. MJ and the NBA's bizarre relationship with history. Next, the duo tackles the NY Giants owner, John Mara's comments on Colin Kaepernick, and the state of the Black QB in the NFL. Finally, they conclude with a conversation regarding Tiger Woods and his recent arrest. You don't want to miss this. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Google Play.
Sheila and Heem are back with a 3rd episode of the podcast. This week they discuss Sheila's marathon, the Cavs and Warriors running through their conferences, Big Baller Brand, The Curious Case of John Wall, Drake's role as Global Ambassador of the Raptors, and Adam Jones and Boston racism.
On a random Thursday morning, as I left my doctor’s appointment I ran into a crowd outside of Ben’s Chili Bowl. While Ben’s is always a good late-night snack, I questioned the stomachs of the lively group. To my surprise, there was a camera crew and the Washington Wizards’ John Wall (and Bradley Beal) awaiting the reveal of their new mural. I thought to myself this encounter was not the least bit ironic, quite appropriate for the franchise player most people forget about. John Wall is an unassuming 6'4”, even when you’re an entire foot shorter than him like I am. His subtle stature matches the quiet way he meticulously picks apart defenses at lightning speed. You see it approaching, and if you take it for granted, like a lot of teams did this season, he'll be at the rim the instant you blink your eyes.
Sheila and Heem are back with their second episode. This week the duo discusses the Cavs and Warriors, John Wall, the politics of Steph Curry, Drake and Rihanna, Aaron Hernandez's suicide and controversy, and Queen Serena.
This first episode, Sheila and Raheem talk about the exciting sports weekend, discuss the MVP race in the NBA, the first round of the NBA playoffs, lament Tiger Woods' fall, and discuss the triumphant USA women's hockey team.
For 111 minutes I sat transfixed and motionless in a dark movie theater watching Moonlight. I was speechless, yet not without deep contemplation. The glowing cinematography mirrored with impeccable individual and collective performances left me captivated and pulled into an artistic trance of self-reflection.
Drake famously quipped on the title track of his debut album, Thank Me Later, “I swear sports and music are so synonymous / ‘Cause we wanna be them / And they wanna be us.” On face value, sports and music don’t have much in common except superstars and astronomical paychecks. But when one peers below the surface, it’s obvious that professional athletes and musicians are more alike than they are different.
The last time the Washington Mystics made an earth-shattering acquisition, the United States was consumed with a controversial President by the name of Bill Clinton. Ironically, the arrival of 2015 WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne from the Chicago Sky also coincides with a controversial President by the name of Donald Trump.
I vividly remember August 3, 1996. I remember it like it was yesterday. Even though I was only nine, it was clear to me that this was an important day. It was the second to last day of the games of the XXVI Olympiad affectionately known as Atlanta 96.
If the National Football League and the New York Giants are to blame for the mishandling of the Josh Brown case, then America is culpable as well. Domestic violence incidents, within and outside of the NFL, continue to fall into the shadows of society as a widespread issue.
"Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign. But stories can also be used to empower, and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people. But stories can also repair that broken dignity."