Ep. 128 - NIL Madness, Hansel & CA All-State Inspirational Stories

On Episode 128 of the Ballislife In The Paint Show, hosts Ronnie Flores, Ani Umana and Chelsea Hopkins go hard in the paint on the Isaiah Wong NIL fiasco. Is NIL quickly just a form of pay-for-play advocacy and where is NIL going from here? The crew also gives its NBA playoff updates. Will bad luck hit CP3 once again and can anyone stop The Greek Freak?

The ITP crew also recap the Iverson Classic and BallDawgs All-Star Game in which online sensation Hansel Emmanuel participated in both this past week. Is Hansel the most inspirational basketball player of all-time? Speaking of inspiration, the ITP crew welcomes on special guest Mark Tennis of CalHiSports.com to talk about this year's California All-State team (43rd annual) and some of the most inspirational stories of players who weren't slam dunk choices at the time, but went on to bigger and better things such as Damian Lillard and Russell Westbrook. How good is New Mexico-bound Mr. Basketball Donovan Dent and are there any future pros off this year's all-state team who are not considered "sure-fire" bets entering college?

(0:00) - Intro

(4:40) - NIL Madness: Isaiah Wong (Miami) NIL Demands & NIL Realities 

(12:08) - Why No One Feels Sorry for the NCAA on the Current State of NIL

(16:09) - Why NIL Has Created a New Era of CBB 

(21:04) - Fake Inducements & How the NIL Ecosystem will Correct Itself  

(26:26) - NBA Playoffs: With Injury Bug Going Around, is Experience the Difference? 

(29:52) - Is Giannis Going to Expose the Nets’ Season? 

(35:30) - What will the Warriors Ultimately do with Jordan Poole? 

(42:20) - Cal-Hi Sports All-State Players: ’08 Alums in NBA Playoffs

(48:45) - 2022 CA First Team All-State Rundown  

(51:25) - Mark Tennis (Cal-Hi Sports) Interview

(58:45) - Tennis on 2008 Class and Choosing the Tough, Final Picks

(1:09:21) - Where to Find This Year’s CA All-State Team & Archives

(1:12:43) - Ronnie’s All-State Back Stories 

(1:27:23) - Ball Dawgs & Iverson Classic Recaps 

(1:00:08) - More 2nd Live Period Standouts 

(1:37:22) - Podcast Shout Outs & Shop.Ballislife.com Discount Code
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