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Ep. 188 - WNBA Divide & Media Failures, 2024-25 NBA Predictions & More!

On Episode 188 of the Ballislife In The Paint Show hosts Ronnie Flores, Ani Umana go hard on the wild few weeks in the WNBA, and give their 2024-25 NBA predictions in light of the Boston Celtics capturing their 18th league championship. The ITP Crew goes hard on the Celtics' tandem of Jaylen Brown and Jason Taytum winning a NBA title and the NBA's young core of stars entering their prime. Will th...

Ep. 187 - NBA: Playoff Trends & Awards Debate, W NBA Preview, NCAA Live Period!

On Episode 187 of the Ballislife In The Paint Show hosts Ronnie Flores, Ani Umana go hard on the NBA playoffs and the fast-approaching 2024 WNBA season. The ITP crew also touches on the high line themes of the upcoming NCAA live period (May 17-19) and if high school players will ever again be en vogue to college recruiters? First, Ani and Chelsea give their first take reactions to the NBA playoffs...

Ep. 186 - Underclass Players To Watch This Spring/Summer!

On Episode 186 of the Ballislife In The Paint Show hosts Ronnie Flores and Ani Umana go hard on the top high school players to watch this spring and summer. The fellas talk about each of the returning classes, who've they've seen in recent weeks and players they looking forward to evaluating the rest of the spring and summer. For the 2025 class, where does Cam Boozer go from here? Can names like...

Ep. 185 - The REAL On WNBA Draft, Nike Hoop Summit, USA Basketball Camp & More!

On Episode 185 of the Ballislife In The Paint Show, hosts Ronnie Flores, Ani Umana and Chelsea Hopkins go hard on a variety of topics, including the record-breaking WNCAA Final and WNBA Draft and separating hype surrounding those event from the actual basketball perspective. Before the ITP Crew goes in on the past few weeks in women's basketball, Chelsea and Ani give their insight on the 2024 Ni...

ITP 184 - Caitlin Clark/W Tourney Take Center Stage, Big Man Final? & More!

On Episode 184 of the Ballislife In The Paint Show, hosts Ronnie Flores, Ani Umana and Chelsea Hopkins go hard on the epic Monday Elite 8 games, particularly Iowa and LSU, and women's NCAA March Madness. Before the ITP Crew goes in on the Caitlin Clark phenomenon, Ani gives a quick breakdown on the high school scene and why its a bit mundane right now because of the success of older college teams...

Ep. 184 - Caitlin Clark/W Tourney Take Center Stage, Big Man Final? & More!

On Episode 184 of the Ballislife In The Paint Show, hosts Ronnie Flores, Ani Umana and Chelsea Hopkins go hard on the epic Monday Elite 8 games, particularly Iowa and LSU, and women's NCAA March Madness. Before the ITP Crew goes in on the Caitlin Clark phenomenon, Ani gives a quick breakdown on the high school scene and why its a bit mundane right now because of the success of older college teams ...

Ep. 183 - March Madness Hot Takes & Picks, Star Power & Portal!

On Episode 183 of the Ballislife In The Paint Show, hosts Ronnie Flores, Ani Umana and Chelsea Hopkins go hard on the upcoming men's and women's NCAA March Madness. Before the ITP Crew goes in on the NCAA Tournament brackets, Ron gives a quick take on Chipotle Nationals (April 4-6). Can any team beat FAB 50 No. 1 Montverde Academy (FL)? Chelsea gives her insight and first reaction to the WNCAA To...

Ep. 182 - Epic HS Hoops Weekend, NJ Controversy, NCAAW Takeover & More!

On Episode 182 of the Ballislife In The Paint Show, hosts Ronnie Flores, Ani Umana, Chelsea Hopkins and Horace Neysmith go hard on the epic weekend of high school hoops, where state championships were decided in power states across the country. The ITP crew also dish on the big controversy in New Jersey, where Manasquan (N.J.) lost on an egregious referee's overturned call to FAB 50 No. 40 Camden ...

Ep. 181 - Freestyle Ep. talking Bronny, NCAA, NIL, G-League, HS & More!

On Episode 181 of the Ballislife In The Paint Show, hosts Ronnie Flores, Ani Umana and Chelsea Hopkins go freestyle on a variety of relevant topics, from the youth level all the way to the NBA and its product. Cheslea gives an update on the next EYBL Scholastic event and the ITP crew gives their take on the Oak Hill Academy program. Can it regain its former glory? Bronny James and his NBA Draft s...

Ep. 180 - Kobe's HS to Lakers Journey: The Plan & Its Roadblocks!

On Episode 180 of the Ballislife In The Paint Show, hosts Ronnie Flores, Ani Umana and Chelsea Hopkins go hard on the one-year plan that was hatched for the late, great Kobe Bryant to turn pro out of high school with special guest Gary Charles, who was part of the small circle that knew of the plans for the 17-year wunderkind from Lower Merion High School (Ardmore, Pa.). Before bringing on Gary Ch...

Ep. 179 - NBA MVP International Dominance & American Development w/Chris Palmer!

On Episode 179 of the Ballislife In The Paint Show, hosts Ronnie Flores, Ani Umana and Chelsea Hopkins and Horace Neysmith go hard on two main topics: the U.S. American development system (from grassroots to the pros) and the dominance of international talent at the elite NBA level. Will NBA MVP go to a non-American for the next 10 years? the question was brought up by long-time NBA writer Chris P...

Ep. 177 - Special MLK FAB 50 + Elite Player Spotlight, End of Warriors' Dynasty & More!

On Episode 177 of Ballislife's "In The Paint Show", ITP hosts Ronnie Flores, Ani Umana and Chelsea Hopkins go hard on various topics, from inclement weather affecting NFL games, the contenders for the women's NCAA title, run-of-the-mill NBA teams that need to make a trade, and everything high school hoops, from the big MLK results, to the new FAB 50, to players that helped themselves on the eve of...

Ep. 176 - HSBB Mid-Season All-Americans, MLK Weekend Preview!

On Episode 176 of Ballislife's "In The Paint Show", ITP hosts Ronnie Flores, Ani Umana and Chelsea Hopkins go hard on the high school basketball season up to this point, spotlighting the annual Elite All-American Team by announcing their Mid-Season All-American choices and previewing the top games and storylines from this weekend's Spalding Hoophall Classic. First, the ITP crew gives their insta...

Ep. 175 - Holiday Tourney Standouts & Sleepers, Detroit's Slide, JuJu & More!

On Episode 175 of Ballislife's "In The Paint Show", ITP hosts Ronnie Flores, Ani Umana and Chelsea Hopkins go hard on the holiday tournaments they attended, from the Tarkanian Classic, City of Palms, Les Schwab Invitational, The Classic at Damien, and Torrey Pines Holiday Classic. The ITP Crew break down the top teams in their FAB 50 spotlight and highlight stock risers and top 2027s on the come u...

Ep. 174 - 2024 Prediction! Champions, Breakout Stars, Top Storylines +700 Million & More!

On Episode 174 of Ballislife's "In The Paint Show", ITP hosts Ronnie Flores, Ani Umana and Chelsea Hopkins give a personal touch to their basketball takes on the last pod on 2023! The ITP Crew dishes on what they are grateful for and their New Year's resolutions they plan to keep! The ITP Crew give their reaction to the recent contract announcement of MLB's Shoehei Ohtani's to the Los Angeles Dodg...

Ep. 173 - Hoophall West Breakdown, NBA In-Season Tourney, CFB Playoff Mess + More Holiday Hoops!

On Episode 173 of Ballislife's "In The Paint Show", ITP hosts Ronnie Flores, Ani Umana and Chelsea Hopkins go hard on the recent Hoophall West, the college football playoff controversy and give a quick preview of the December tournaments the ITP crew will be scouting. We tip-off the latest pod with some big off-court news from Ani and the NBA In-Season Tournament. Why is it working and whom will a...

Ep. 172 - Chet/Wemby ROY Race, EYBLS, McDAAG Forecast + More!

On Episode 172 of Ballislife's "In The Paint Show", ITP hosts Ronnie Flores and Chelsea Hopkins go hard on plenty of topics, including the NBA Rookie of the Year race between the Spurs' Victor Wembanyama and Thunder's Chet Holmgren and discuss the media push of young player highlights vs. contributions to winning teams. Is Holmgren, who was injured all of last season, now the ROY front-runner over...

Ep. 171 - Coach/Player Dynamic in NIL Era + Mr. Basketball USA Tracker

On Episode 171 of Ballislife's "In The Paint Show", ITP hosts Ronnie Flores, Ani Umana and Chelsea Hopkins go hard on the situation involving LSU women's basketball star Angel Reese and the dynamic between star player and coach in this current NIL era of college basketball. Many online are trying to pit Reese against her coach Kim Mulkey, but this topic is much bigger in scope than just the defend...

Ep. 170 - Breakout Stars & Debunking Hot Takes!

On Episode 170 of Ballislife's "In The Paint Show", Ronnie Flores and Ani Umana give their hot takes on the young risers and early standouts of the 2023-24 basketball season at all levels, from the NBA, college and high school ranks! The ITP crew starts off with their dish on hoop hot takes that are meant as click-bait and how impressionable those are to young players and fans. Ron and Ani dish on...