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Rachel Nichols | Ep 153 | ALL THE SMOKE Full Episode | SHOWTIME Basketball

  • Am 29 Sep 2022 veröffentlicht
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  • R.J.
    R.J. Vor Monat +2034

    I just love how Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson still have a great love for Rachel. They did the show together, and I really loved watching The Jump a lot.

      ROBERT ROSALES Vor 2 Tage

      @Hank Hill 😆 it’s obvious you care enough to comment

    • Hank Hill
      Hank Hill Vor 23 Tage

      Nobody cares, bot.

    • Edward Fitzgerald
      Edward Fitzgerald Vor 27 Tage

      @chraaaa23 Rachel covered gossip. She was not a basketball expert.

    • chraaaa23
      chraaaa23 Vor 27 Tage

      @Edward Fitzgerald shows you dnt know basketball. Rachael covered the nba for decades and knows the game. Malika got the job bcuz she blows a dude that covers nba for espn and well for other reasons that Rachael pointed out

      ROBERT ROSALES Vor Monat

      The jump was great

  • gage williams
    gage williams Vor Monat +408

    I’m really proud of Rachel for telling her side of the story. Ppl are so quick to judge from one side of a story. I wish her the best and we miss you covering the NBA on the mainstream 🙏🏾

    • Eric Dannug
      Eric Dannug Vor Monat +4

      Yeah we gonna miss her and I hope she could make her own DEclips channel and talks about sports related. 😉♥️

  • Ross Maxson
    Ross Maxson Vor Monat +315

    There is nothing more exciting than a comeback story. Showtime has the potential to make something special happen with the signing of Rachel Nichols. Don’t drop the ball guys, Let’s Go!!!!

    • ocbfdog
      ocbfdog Vor 22 Tage

      @meki192 Amen

    • Jarek Lewis
      Jarek Lewis Vor Monat +3

      woman on woman violence and now "BOOM" we have Malika Andrews

    • meki192
      meki192 Vor Monat +3

      Jesus gone come back soon, repent and believe in Him while you can

    • William Dillard
      William Dillard Vor Monat +5

      I'm certain that Miss Nichols will have a "Real Sports" level show one day because she is so talented and can cover,exceptionally well, any sport on any level. Matt and Stax will definitely have her back at "Showtime".

  • Alice Lewis
    Alice Lewis Vor Monat +124

    Thank you Showtime basketball for bringing Rachel back. She is such a talented sport analyst and is very informative I'm so happy to see her back in the media. Pick up where you left off Rachel you go girl!

  • Erickson Mateo
    Erickson Mateo Vor Monat +38

    Very unfair what happened to Rachel on ESPN. I literally cried watching this interview and seeing all that she lost because of this. There’s no other Sports Journalists like Rachel Nichols, both the fans and players love her and respect her. She have been missed in the NBA. We love you Rachel.

    • Jalooper
      Jalooper Vor 7 Tage +1

      This mf cried 😹😹😹😭😭😭😭😭😭

    • John Doe
      John Doe Vor 28 Tage +3

      You cried ?!

  • N. Scorpion
    N. Scorpion Vor Monat +164

    Hearing this from Rachel and having these two legends letting her speak on it from her side is real love.
    much respect 💯 ✊

  • Kedo
    Kedo Vor Monat +29

    Shout out to Matt and jack for letting Rachel tell her story… we need more of this… respect

  • Shaun Carmack
    Shaun Carmack Vor Monat +58

    The fact that throughout this interview not one person has their guard up and asking the questions others didn't want to ask. The friendships are stronger than any media outlet or outside issue. You guys got each other's back unconditionally that is what going to make your show different and great! Thank you!

  • James Davis
    James Davis Vor Monat +42

    I always loved Rachel. I did truly missed her. Glad to see her back in the game. I put her up there with Inside The NBA on TNT as NBA shows worth watching.

  • Garrick Baylie
    Garrick Baylie Vor Monat +1142

    Glad to see Rachel on and to tell her side of the story. Much respect

    • chug_norri$
      chug_norri$ Vor Monat

      @Jacob Rod Malika. Way too fire.

    • LJ Stewart
      LJ Stewart Vor Monat +2

      Should have came out earlier. They try to make it seem like she said some racist shit.

    • jakemf1
      jakemf1 Vor Monat +1

      She bit the hand that fed her

    • Jacob Rod
      Jacob Rod Vor Monat +1

      @You don’t kno Hoop shut up my bad I was talking about Malika and her thick self in a different comment section and got confused. But you know who I’m referencing. Apologies

    • You don’t kno Hoop shut up
      You don’t kno Hoop shut up Vor Monat +3

      @Jacob Rod malika didn’t take her spot
      It was Maria Taylor who doesn’t work at ESPN anymore

  • DJ Styles
    DJ Styles Vor Monat +39

    Righteous interview. Thank you for standing up for your friend and letting Rachel share her story with us. I'm happy to see her back

  • Kedo
    Kedo Vor Monat +27

    Really cool how Matt and Stephen returned the favor and were cool with Rachel joining them to help her get back into the game!

  • salvatore bartolomeo
    salvatore bartolomeo Vor Monat +47

    I always liked these two men. Now I have a whole new level of respect for them for being real and standing by their friend Rachel. Any one of us could be in Rachel's position and having true friends like Matt and Stephen is priceless. I will be tuning in to watch for sure! Best of luck to you all.

  • Sovereign
    Sovereign Vor Monat +47

    Great episode Rachel is an OG I remember her sideline reporting 20+ years ago and I'm happy for her joining Showtime but unfortunately after listening to this podcast it's clear she's not returning to ESPN to save us from Malika 😔

    • 09lowkey
      09lowkey Vor Monat +5

      Malika is a pretty face, no complaints there. She knows what the 'idea of being a basketball player' is so she can relate, no complaints there. But she doesn't know basketball, and because of that, she tries to make everything about the 'idea of being a basketball player' instead of the game of basketball. Which the 'basketball fans' can't get with. If you want to hear about Steph Curry & Lebron James, she's great for that. But if you want to hear about those players in relation to their on-court performance, that's out of her league because she doesn't know the game on that level, Rachel could operate on that level, that's what Malika is missing.

    • Rell
      Rell Vor Monat

      @No Name same

    • No Name
      No Name Vor Monat +5

      I was initially pretty excited for Malika because she's easy on the eyes, but that luster wore off pretty quickly with her pointed agenda

  • Rainman37
    Rainman37 Vor Monat +416

    What she did in creating "The Jump" was legendary. Made my day watching her talk basketball, was like a piece of Heaven on earth. Love is Basketball, Basketball is Love.

    • Adrien CHL
      Adrien CHL Vor 21 Tag

      @Chris Breezy -Ryan Barbosa TNT is better because it is definitely the funniest nba related show, but in terms of pure basketball analysis her show was better. I mean yeah Chuck and Shas do have some good takes once in a while but usually it is just an other screaming contest, just like Bayless and Shannon or Stephen A Smith

    • Truejourney
      Truejourney Vor Monat +1

      Now the jump was legendary can't you stop lol

    • They Call Me Gator
      They Call Me Gator Vor Monat +1

      @Chris Breezy -Ryan Barbosa Screamin A 🤣

    • gunotlucio
      gunotlucio Vor Monat +4

      For real i have rarely tried to tune in to espn daily except sport center but the jump was dope the chemistry was chill everyday. Now it’s so watered down feels like nfl live where everything down to the T is scripted 😊

    • Gregor Drizzle wing
      Gregor Drizzle wing Vor Monat +4

      Had Pip and Tmac show was always vibes

  • Robert Nieto
    Robert Nieto Vor Monat +27

    Man, this interview was great. So much positivity and appreciation for one another. kudos to Showtime, Matt and Stack for having Rachel’s back when no one else did!

  • Wandile Ndwandwe
    Wandile Ndwandwe Vor Monat +24

    I'm so stoked to see Rachel back on the waves after all this time. That basketball knowledge, experience, chemistry and discussion between these three just hits differently and gives awesome nostalgia. Here's to more candid discussions on life and the sport of basketball! Congrats on joining the Showtime family, Rachel! 🎉😊

    • Mr_mvp23
      Mr_mvp23 Vor Monat

      Facts.her and cari champion are the female analyst goats

    • Alice Lewis
      Alice Lewis Vor Monat +1


  • Themilio xperience
    Themilio xperience Vor Monat +9

    Dope interview. Happy she’s got another opportunity. It was only fitting that these boys are the ones to get her story! Full circle! ✊🏾 🫡

  • iHateorade
    iHateorade Vor Monat +11

    This interview was real dope man Rachel was a huge stepping stone for the jump it was fun to tune in on what she would bring to the show to make it fun and entertaining her leaving was kind of sad because she has a great personality especially for TV Im glad she is having her comeback through her tough times cause at the end of day we all live and learn just as we are all human at the end of the day but hope good things come from this all way around 🙌🏽💯

  • The Truth
    The Truth Vor Monat +1034

    As a black man that loves to see our black women get opportunities, it was so disappointing to see the unjust treatment that Rachel received! She’s truly a professional that is so missed , extremely happy to see you given another opportunity !

    • alfonso gayman
      alfonso gayman Vor 26 Tage

      @Boss Lady83 you sounds foolish. I don’t like the new girl because she’s black lol. We’ll get used to it. Maria Taylor is a star and has been covering nfl and the Olympics for NBC. She’s a shooting star that is onto bigger and better things. She clearly has the it quality which is why these companies were competing for her services. And Malika andrews is doing so well she was the first women to host an NBA draft so yea they aren’t going anywhere. Maybe you shouldn’t watch basketball if you have that much issues with melanin

    • Q B
      Q B Vor Monat

      @Gwan Daman tf you talking about? Yall with these click bait clips. She definitely called out ESPN even in the clip!

    • S Sp
      S Sp Vor Monat

      @Gwan Daman I don’t think you comprehend the moral of the story .. she mentioned maria because ESPN wanted to make it about race as to why she couldn’t host the NBa finals. Espn wanted to make it seem that they care so they removed Rachel for maria when the whole Black Lives Matter was happening.. that was the point she was making to ESPN.

    • Javier Gonzalez
      Javier Gonzalez Vor Monat +1

      @Gwan Daman Maria just benefited from Rachel getting screwed period. I mean who really wants to be promoted just because of her skin tone. Not to mention Rachel had her privacy violated and should release that person's name.

    • Culture Hub
      Culture Hub Vor Monat

      @Gwan Daman do u know how much longer Rachel has been in the game putting in more work than Maria? Can u stop it

  • Andrea Narine
    Andrea Narine Vor Monat +11

    Looking forward to seeing Rachel in her new showtime venture. Good on Matt and Jax for providing her the platform to clear the air. Always loved Rachel and I miss the Jump.

  • onei jike
    onei jike Vor Monat +11

    Didn’t know how much I missed hearing her voice and how she held conversations with other. Always uplifting and confrontational! Wished she could come back to ESPN.

  • David Fenelus
    David Fenelus Vor Monat +17

    My goodness. I didn't realize how much I missed 😫 Rachel.
    I'm glad All the Smoke did this. 🙌🏾
    Another great interview. 👍🏾

  • 1luvabove
    1luvabove Vor Monat +1

    I’m proud of these Brothers. Balanced and impartial reporting in a very imbalanced and culturally biased AmeriKKKa. Lead the way Brothers!!! Show ‘em how it’s done.

  • Barry Donald
    Barry Donald Vor Monat +12

    Great update guys. Both Rachel and Maria got raw deals but look at them now. So glad to see Rachel back in the game. Congrats and continued success.😊

  • ashiadakar
    ashiadakar Vor Monat +15

    Context matters. I appreciate this interview. All the best to Rachel

  • Nukak Asanansi
    Nukak Asanansi Vor Monat

    I love this. Matt and Stack. I love and miss Rachel Nichols. Thanks for being real and bringing her to state her side of the story. 👏👏

  • Mary Carr
    Mary Carr Vor Monat +4

    “The Jump” was my go to show everyday. If I couldn’t be in front of the screen, I was taping it for later. Talking about missing Rachel and that show is an understatement and so glad to have her back. That show was so much fun and Rachel kept it hopping. Knowledgeable, intelligent, funny, and pretty, she kept it upbeat with all the guests that I absolutely loved. I hated what went down with that Maria Taylor situation and I’m glad Rachel gets to tell her side. I was glad to see Richard Jefferson, Big Perk, Matt, Stack, and all the guys have her back, back then and now.

  • Saad Naeem
    Saad Naeem Vor Monat +810

    It was important for Rachel to tell her side of the story. Props to these guys for having her on.

    • FreeZee
      FreeZee Vor Monat

      @BlabSurreal another ignorant person. 25 years to almost accomplish your dream just to get it taken away because of the race situation in America. Rachel had more years then the other lady and they took her dream away because ESPN tried to cover themselves. If someone took your dream away After 25 years how would you react?

    • Jacoby Ellsbury
      Jacoby Ellsbury Vor Monat +2

      @BlabSurreal hold your L my guy. You going out real sad. If after watching this interview you still think that she wasnt wrongfully let go, go seek help

    • BlabSurreal
      BlabSurreal Vor Monat

      @jakemf1 I'm curious if you think that if a black woman was promoted over you. Because that would be very stupid.

    • jakemf1
      jakemf1 Vor Monat +3

      @BlabSurreal she was correct! But that same opportunity was given to her because she was a women

    • jakemf1
      jakemf1 Vor Monat +1

      She was given the job for diversity in the first place- come on

  • chrisdadda
    chrisdadda Vor Monat +12

    Didn’t know how much I missed hearing her voice and how she held conversations with other. Always uplifting and confrontational! Wished she could come back to ESPN.

    • 09lowkey
      09lowkey Vor Monat

      She's better than Malika, but that doesn't mean she needs to be back with ESPN. Guaranteed whatever she does with Showtime will be better content than NBA Today. Because it'll actually be about basketball instead of making lame jokes with RJ.

    • gstation7
      gstation7 Vor Monat

      True but Malika needs to be off 🖥

    • Cartman SlowCosby
      Cartman SlowCosby Vor Monat

      nah fam, she better off away

  • DrDoomLittle
    DrDoomLittle Vor Monat +8

    Really happy this interview happened. The Jump was always so enjoyable to watch with this crew right here. Glad we were able to see y’all together again and touch on an important topic. Wish y’all the best!

  • Vincent Ervin
    Vincent Ervin Vor Monat +4

    I'm glad she's back! She knows her stuff and the chemistry she has with other ball players is rare! Can't wait for her regular guests to show up! Vinsanity, Perk, Pip, and Brian to name a few

  • Kenneth Walker
    Kenneth Walker Vor Monat

    Appreciate this episode.. Was wondering what was happening with Rachel, glad to see her in a good space ❤️

  • Snake_Jaxsin
    Snake_Jaxsin Vor Monat +503

    Rachel Is talented, professional, smart, respectable and beautiful. ESPN isn't the same without you, The Jump (NBA Today) isn't the same without you and quite frankly it was better with you as the host with your crew. I'm happy you are with Showtime, congratulations. Maximum respect to Matt and Jack.

    • Scott The Genetic Freak Steiner
      Scott The Genetic Freak Steiner Vor Monat

      @Brandon Massey aside from that what else has she done? I feel like ESPN pushed that shit out there bc I don’t remember anything else she did that was as fucked up as that.

    • OB
      OB Vor Monat

      @Brandon Massey she’s very well spoken and she can be a good communicator. She was the presenter at the Draft. That’s not a easy thing to do.
      Hey, I’m the first point out her feminist BS but the girl is talented and hopefully this incident might be a wake up call for her.

    • Brandon Massey
      Brandon Massey Vor Monat

      @George Poly She didn’t consider it a mistake. She never took it back or apologized for it. Grow up.

    • Brandon Massey
      Brandon Massey Vor Monat +2

      @OB Malika is talented at what?

    • K K
      K K Vor Monat +1

      @Frankieee She didn't care only about the drama. She did that part to make an actual watchable show. You can't do an hour show with only recaps of games. It would be boring... especially with the racaps of the Houston and Orlando games.

  • Boles
    Boles Vor Monat +15

    Man Rachel really got a raw deal. I wish for nothing but sky high success for her at SHO

  • Hugh Richards
    Hugh Richards Vor Monat +4

    I’ve missed Rachel’s coverage of the league so badly! Glad she’s back.

  • tajhkirby24
    tajhkirby24 Vor Monat +8

    Great to hear from Rachel again. We've missed you!

  • The Moneymaker Chris

    This was awesome. I’m a fan of both Rachel and Maria. To amazing talents. It really sucked when that story broke. It’s nice to hear Rachel’s side. Both are doing well now. Maria is at NBC and Rachel is with Showtime sports. Props to Matt and Stephen for bring her on. I wish both ladies well.

  • Javian Johnson
    Javian Johnson Vor Monat +255

    Really cool how Matt and Stephen returned the favor and were cool with Rachel joining them to help her get back into the game!

  • Clarence Tuning
    Clarence Tuning Vor Monat +3

    My total respect for her being real in her apology it’s for her heart, and thanks to My Brethren Stephen and Nat for a wonderful show as always. Keep up keeping on Guys , Nuff Love❤ and Respect ✊🏿

  • Davin Stok
    Davin Stok Vor Monat

    Great interview. Job well done to all of the crew. Glad to see Rachel finally back as she deserves it. She is up there as one of the best female reporters today covering the NBA. 25 yrs in the game, she's gone through it toughly and deserves the roses. Matt and Jack are a great combo and do a good job. Love their content. However, I did unsubscribe the channel and thought the interview was gr8. Why did I unsubscribe?.............. This is the only reason. At 25.00 (end of clip/interview) Matt says "Welcome to Death Row" then switches his words. I personally don't want nothing to do with 'Death Row, wether it be realistic or associated with a record label'. So, if I continued to subscribe then I'm subscribing to 'Death Row'! I don't want that! I'm not no gangster but am a fan of the NBA. Anyway I'm just 1 person who thinks that. So 1 subscriber lost is no big deal. It's a great show and you guys do an awesome job. 1 lost but many will be gained.

  • NoStudio'N
    NoStudio'N Vor Monat +2

    I absolutely loved this segment! Rachel has always been the ultimate professional in her career and approach to things that it was hard to see her being tarnished through the media for speaking her truth AND "the truth". Like Matt & Stak said, "those who know you will never be wavered in their perception of you given the history" & it shows in their respect and admiration for Rachel. You can tell she's be instrumental in their lives, and now they're in position to give back shows how valuable she really is to the sports community.
    Rachel, you are a pillar in this business, and to see how much you've grown despite the negative connotations surrounding a vital moment in your career says you are destined to soar. Lord knows you made The Jump, and we miss you at The Jump; but, your reputation and dignity outweighs any dollar amount. Be blessed and welcome to the Showtime family! Shout-out to Matt & Stak.

  • Silvester Gardner
    Silvester Gardner Vor Monat +9

    The definition of real true friendship that the whole world needs to see

  • Jerms21
    Jerms21 Vor Monat +182

    Glad she was finally able to speak out on this. Anyone who’s followed the game knew something wasn’t right about the whole situation. Happy for her.

    • 09lowkey
      09lowkey Vor Monat

      I always thought her comments were out of self-preservation, not discrimination. Anyone would want to keep the job they worked for in that situation. Race was a factor, but I don't think her motive had anything to do with it. ESPN needed a fall guy/gal, ended up being Rachel. Unfortunately, now we have Malika to talk about basketball, someone who knows nothing about basketball.

    • SLUG LOW
      SLUG LOW Vor Monat

      @B. Harris now here come this weirdo who can’t read lol I love that kids today think it’s normal to cape for ppl they don’t know & will never know😂😂 groupies

    • SLUG LOW
      SLUG LOW Vor Monat

      @Kamryn Ke'Shawn “ion even give you attention “ while continuing to talk lmao weird little youth

    • B. Harris
      B. Harris Vor Monat

      @SLUG LOW Clown comment...2 years ago

    • B. Harris
      B. Harris Vor Monat

      Absolutely agree.... I'D love to see her back on TV. She great on the JUMP.

  • gfleury41
    gfleury41 Vor Monat +11

    Awesome Job!! Great Interview and Rachel has always been stand up. 👏👏👏

  • Carlos Bird
    Carlos Bird Vor 29 Tage

    Salute to you guys for standing on business and defending your friend 💯💯

  • Webb
    Webb Vor Monat

    I love Rachel and her takes on things. I appreciate Matt and Stak for giving her that love that she gave them. All that racial tension in 2020 made everyone put her out to be the bad guy

  • Asa-Uzziah Adams
    Asa-Uzziah Adams Vor Monat

    Love Rachel. Proud of you guys. Welcome aboard!!! Let’s go!!!

  • quarter
    quarter Vor Monat +131

    Shout out to Matt and jack for letting Rachel tell her story… we need more of this… respect

    • lionel howell
      lionel howell Vor Monat +3

      They let everyone tell their story, that's what it's for..

  • Ryan Tanaka (Pre-release)

    Love it. All the respect for you three. Fantastic trio.

  • North East
    North East Vor Monat +5

    See man, she's kind as hell. It's so cool to see that Rachel is actually the person that she has portrayed over the years. All the Smoke about to give all media a run for their money. I missed their chemistry together ❤

    • Cam Perry
      Cam Perry Vor Monat

      Yea she's seems mad cool

  • bokah worjoloh
    bokah worjoloh Vor Monat +6

    The jump was my favorite NBA show. Rachel and her producers were always so creative and original

  • george bogans
    george bogans Vor Monat +1

    I love hearing about good solid relationships and fighting for one another! Peace Rachel, Stack and Matt!

  • The DorseCode Show
    The DorseCode Show Vor Monat +643

    Maaaaaan I didn’t know how much I missed Racheal Nichols until Malika Andrews started acting up. She was great on TNT and great on ESPN. It’s super dope she has a new opportunity with showtime. Congrats to her.

    • Centaur
      Centaur Vor Monat

      @Zachary Fiantago .......Jimmy has not taste then if he thought so...LOL

    • Centaur
      Centaur Vor Monat

      @Chase Duncan ...Naw not me.. If you go by looks it's not even close. Looks wise Mailka is the bomb not too sure about her attitude though. I haven't really looked into that part. I'll take your word though that her attitude sucks. But looks wise she kills it.

    • Zachary Fiantago
      Zachary Fiantago Vor Monat

      @Centaur jimmy b thought so 🤷‍♂️

    • Centaur
      Centaur Vor Monat

      @Zachary Fiantago ....Ummm not so much.. lol

    • Zachary Fiantago
      Zachary Fiantago Vor Monat

      Rachel is fine too

  • madhamz
    madhamz Vor Monat

    I really look forward to see more of Rachel in a daily show.

  • Bille
    Bille Vor Monat +18

    I’m just glad that people are finally starting to see what happened, personally you could conclude what she was saying from the recording. She recognized that she was being pushed out and wasn’t having it.

    • Corey Johnson
      Corey Johnson Vor Monat +2

      I think most of us no matter our race and color knew from the start what it was. that's why so many tried defending her. but at the end of the day ESPN is ESPN and we can't make them do anything they don't want to do.

  • K. Irvin
    K. Irvin Vor Monat +3

    I love Rachel. Such a beautiful person & so great at her job. She has a genuine connection with people & I hope she bounces back times 10

  • Allen Amani
    Allen Amani Vor Monat

    This makes me so happy. I've been defending Rachel in comment sections all over social media lol. So glad she is finally explaining it herself. People were calling her racist based off nothing, essentially. I've watched her work for years to get where she got and The Jump was a GREAT show. ESPN has chased a lot of great talent away. They are the problem.

  • Mr. Support Friend
    Mr. Support Friend Vor Monat +205

    Rachel is all that and a Bag of Basketballs!!! So glad to see her back in the game. CONGRATS!!! 🔥❤️🏀

    RENOWN USA Vor Monat +3

    Never doubted R Nichols when all the shlt hit the fan - no doubt we all miss her now too. Glad to see her again and hope to see some dope content from her ASAP!

  • Anthony Kimble
    Anthony Kimble Vor Monat

    I believe everything she said, this was a great interview love Rachel

  • Mike Honcho
    Mike Honcho Vor Monat +8

    BRUH!!! This was soooooo shady how they did Rachel!😤😤 I missed her and I'm glad she's going to be back discussing basketball!!! Respect to Stak5 and Matt Barnes for being real ones this!!!✊🏿✊🏿✊🏿💯💯💯

  • Charles Grant
    Charles Grant Vor Monat +1

    Matt & Jack, loved you guys as players . You guys were always real on and off the court. Thank you for supporting Rachel, she is the best. I understand her pain and frustration it was wrong, Rachel had paid her dues.

  • SF Rainmaker
    SF Rainmaker Vor Monat +264

    I love Matt and Stak. Two real ones standing up for Rachel and giving her a fair shot. Respect. Great content.

    • Scott Davidson
      Scott Davidson Vor Monat

      @Daniel Kim vagina bottom

    • Daniel Kim
      Daniel Kim Vor Monat

      @Scott Davidson your vocab is next level genius. Bravo LMAO

    • Scott Davidson
      Scott Davidson Vor Monat

      @Daniel Kim kork

    • Daniel Kim
      Daniel Kim Vor Monat

      @Scott Davidson it is just like people calling folks like Scott Davidson "some fake ones". You know, that is real talk LMAO

    • Scott Davidson
      Scott Davidson Vor Monat

      @Kamryn Ke'Shawnclown

  • Eddie Coke
    Eddie Coke Vor Monat

    Incredibly amazing interview from Stephen Jackson and Matt Barnes with Rachel Nichols. I'm very grateful for the incredible Love that these 2 brothers have for Rachel Nichols. It's truly refreshing.
    Hats off to you Showtime in giving her another awesome opportunity to reset and truly reach a new audience. I'm very grateful for Rachel Nichols coming onto this amazing podcast and setting the record straight for what really happened at that incredible dumpster fire known as ESPN (ESPIONAGE, SETTING UP GOOD PEOPLE, PERSONIFICATION OF ABSOLUTELY ZERO ACCOUNTABILITY AND UNPROFESSIONAL JEALOUSY NETWORK).

  • YareYare
    YareYare Vor Monat

    Jump was the one program I never missed cause it was fun and refreshing from all the debating non sense. Rachel was absolutely right in standing her ground

  • Trevor Barratt
    Trevor Barratt Vor Monat +3

    Rachel Nichols is the best. I am so happy to see her in basketball content again. Honestly the Jump has not been the same. Rachel is the lighthouse in the storm. Stay Strong Rachel

  • red copias
    red copias Vor Monat +7

    Nice to know that rachel nichols is back to do what she does best. I really missed the way she does her stuff. And glad to hear that those who really knew her had her back. Can't wait for your content queen.

  • Mitch Schwanke
    Mitch Schwanke Vor Monat

    I appreciate all the smoke for having Rachel on. I have been watching her since I can't even remember, she's always been fair. What happened to her at ESPN was wrong and I personally haven't watched ESPN since. If you've ever watched the jump before you would see that the majority of her co-hosts were people of color.
    Thanks to you Matt and to you Stephen for having her on your show. Congratulations Rachel.

  • Bozi2pac09
    Bozi2pac09 Vor Monat +1

    The positive comments towards Rachel, Matt, and Stephen are amazing to see in todays toxic world. Wish Rachel all the best she definitely has earned everything given to her

  • Corben Carter-Dixon
    Corben Carter-Dixon Vor Monat +7

    You can just tell there’s great chemistry between Matt, Jack, and Rachel. Dead on eye contact.

  • William Dillard
    William Dillard Vor Monat

    Matt and Jack have developed a solid foundation in their podcast. They have given many different people a true, honest outlet to tell their side of the story. Continued success to these young men.

  • Carlton Presley
    Carlton Presley Vor Monat +257

    Mane I’m so happy Rachel is back. The timing of this is so dope! It still sucks that they took the NBA Finals away from her. That situation wasn’t fair to her, but a new opportunity is here 🙌🏽

    • Felix303
      Felix303 Vor Monat

      @E J the world is a stage bro but definitely sports and politics are the most scripted bullshit there is

    • Lucky Jackson 2020
      Lucky Jackson 2020 Vor Monat +2

      wasnt right at all

    • EJ T
      EJ T Vor Monat +9

      She got set up bro that shit was crazy

    • E J
      E J Vor Monat +5

      Sports are the best reality show out there. They’ve had this interview probably done for who knows how long and it just so happens to come out within a week after people have started criticizing her replacement in Malika Andrews. It feels like everything is set up and staged.
      But on another note, they should bring her back. The jump was so much better than the current nba show on air. The environment between Rachel and everyone else who would come on was so much friendlier, funnier and better than it is now.

    • Brandon Massey
      Brandon Massey Vor Monat +2

      Chill out bro

  • Clive Palmer
    Clive Palmer Vor Monat

    Great show - thanks for the transparency
    Rachel is missed

  • Victor Darby
    Victor Darby Vor 27 Tage

    I love Rachel Nichols I'm so happy to see she was able to get another job doing what she loves.

  • mj at his best and teaching skills

    I love all the smoke. Jack and matt❤real talk💯🔥💪🏽and yes love Rachel she was great, they did her wrong. Great to see rachel.

  • Jose Mendez
    Jose Mendez Vor 25 Tage

    So happy for Rachel and respect to Matt and Jackson!!!

  • hueo far
    hueo far Vor Monat

    My goodness. I didn't realize how much I missed Rachel. I'm glad All the Smoke did this. Another great interview.

  • Richard Trevino
    Richard Trevino Vor Monat

    Thank you!!
    I’ve been listening to Matt/Stephen since before it became “all the smoke”
    What y’all are discussing goes farther than what you will ever know.
    My father is Hispanic and my mother is white red headed and freckled.
    I went from the hood to the middle class as a youth. What I like about your TV SHOW!! Is that it helps me understand things that I would’ve never said out loud. Especially that I do have white skin, but when my father(Hispanic) hit his licks. I was the but if jokes due to my last name at a predominantly white school.
    Thanks for what y’all do!!

  • cwarriorsart
    cwarriorsart Vor Monat +1

    One of my favorite sports reporters, male and female.

  • Dken11
    Dken11 Vor Monat

    Rachel was so good at what she did, I used to love watching her on ESPN… I hope to see her on the big screen again

  • Roy Jones
    Roy Jones Vor Monat +116

    So stoked for this episode. Miss the Jump so much. Malika is whatever, but you can just tell Rachel loves ball and Malika loves the camera.

    • Contel Bradford
      Contel Bradford Vor Monat

      @Sheshe’s Page Lol. Well, that's you. Sitting up here making assumptions about a woman you don't even know. But hey, do you!

    • Jian Yáng
      Jian Yáng Vor Monat

      spot on comment

    • Jimmy Jimmy
      Jimmy Jimmy Vor Monat

      @Mrs H I love it

    • Michael Jenkins
      Michael Jenkins Vor Monat

      malika woman king andrews

    • si lewis
      si lewis Vor Monat

      @Mrs H Nobody knows or cares who she's dating. That's mainly the kind of shit you women care about

  • Manu Bass
    Manu Bass Vor Monat

    I just saw Rachel Nichols around 👀... and they just got another subscription! Feels good to know that Showtime gave this opportunity to Rachel... better watching that than the others with their Agenda...
    Thanks Barnes and Jackson and other true and legit people in the organization.... because that's what the media nowadays is lacking

  • Clinton Calhoun Sr.

    👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 man I love y'all and welcome back Rachel!!!!!! I love you 2!!!!

    JUST LOVE NO HATE Vor Monat +2

    ESPN lost a Gem. Rachel's one of the best female basketball reporters out there or one might argue THE BEST. First time feeling goosebumps almost the entire show because of the love and respect among these REAL and GOOD people. 🤝🏼❤💪🏼

  • Supreme Unicorn
    Supreme Unicorn Vor Monat

    Thank you guys for this episode, following you from France, I've always been a fan of you guys and Rach, keep it up.

  • Jeremy Brown
    Jeremy Brown Vor Monat

    I missed you, Rachael, and thank you guys for having her on!

  • Ronnie Dumag
    Ronnie Dumag Vor Monat

    Can't wait to see the shows Rachel will be involved in with Showtime... The Jump was HER SHOW... She had guests join in, but SHE WAS THE SHOW! Definitely will tune in!

  • Sam R
    Sam R Vor Monat +1

    I really missed Rachel Nichols, can't wait to see what she'll be like with Showtime

  • EMC
    EMC Vor Monat

    I am so happy to see that you guys both stood by Rachel through all of this. I never could understand why they fired her, it made absolutely no sense to me. She literally said nothing wrong on her phone call that was recorded. I mean it was such a disgusting situation to fire somebody who is clearly not racist that did not say anything racist. I am so happy that this has a good outcome and Rachel is back working where she belongs. ESPN has not been the same without her. I no longer watch the show ever since she was fired. To be honest she was the best they had and they let her go…how stupid can u be.

  • Anthony Valdez-Martinez
    Anthony Valdez-Martinez Vor Monat +207

    So dope to see Rachel making a comeback. I never fully understood why people went at her, but empathy goes a long way. Happy to see her back 🙌🏽

    • pykemid
      pykemid Vor Monat

      @A T grass aint always greener true shitt we always think shit get better but it doesnt personally i dont even watch nba that much anymore the defense are sooo bad these days its just 2k shit literally nba is run 1 play pick roll back and forth shit so boring

    • Henry Mendez
      Henry Mendez Vor Monat +1

      @Alex Garcia Malika thinks she's always right. . Overbearing.

    • Dettol
      Dettol Vor Monat

      Because she said something racially ambiguous and that’s why she was fired 😅

    • A T
      A T Vor Monat +1

      @AMind OfMine it was Maria Taylor actually but they fired her when Maria Taylor bounced. That's when they hired Malika. Now none of us are feeling her lol smh

    • Alex Garcia
      Alex Garcia Vor Monat +3

      And now people want her back on ESPN cause no one likes what Malika Andrews said about the Ime situation

  • Vado Sto'
    Vado Sto' Vor Monat

    Congrats guys in this episode. Some of the people NEEDED this interview. There's nothing on leaked tape suggest she was racist. She's a woman that fought for her job and wanted to protect it. Thank you for "All the Smoke" guys

  • Mark Masters
    Mark Masters Vor Monat

    Loved this show!!👍🏾👍🏾

  • Edward Perez
    Edward Perez Vor Monat

    Happy for Rachel, She's one of the best in the business.

  • biuor su
    biuor su Vor Monat

    Awesome Job!! Great Interview and Rachel has always been stand up.

  • Bob Lansonfig
    Bob Lansonfig Vor Monat +584

    Perfect timing huh? They know it’s been Malinka and Rachel talk trending 😂😂😂

    • cj clark
      cj clark Vor Monat

      @Edino Steele definitely a better reporter but in no form or fashion is she a prettier woman. Malika looks good she is just a distasteful mf and doesn’t need to be on ESPN

    • Tre Tre
      Tre Tre Vor Monat

      @LeeTravius Mckay yeah and her sister got caught lying on a warriors player last season, I believe

    • lee street
      lee street Vor Monat +1

      Sooooooo who cares? I'm tired of Malika

    • Raekwon Johnson
      Raekwon Johnson Vor Monat +1


    • Jemel Peters
      Jemel Peters Vor Monat +3

      The timing of this was impeccable. Saw the video and said well what do we have heeeeeeere

  • Zoey Sandoval
    Zoey Sandoval Vor Monat

    We love Rachel out here 💪🏽🏀

  • Justain Choe
    Justain Choe Vor Monat

    I’m kind of excited to see what Rachel will bring to this show. Her notion of wanting more fun, like how we enjoy basketball games is quite ambitious but also interesting. Great interview. Matt looked like he needed to smoke a sativa; He was more chill than usual. Love the love Stephen Jackson has for Rachel. Really showing his gratitude. Lastly, Matt said he really cares most about how the people who know him feels about him. It’s really simple, but that line hit me. Wisdom. Thanks for a great show guys!

  • jems101
    jems101 Vor Monat

    Her smile is priceless good seeing you Rachel i want all the smoke 👏

  • FTRMC_MailMan
    FTRMC_MailMan Vor 28 Tage

    Props to this show, props to Rachel, props to both of you for standing up like REAL BROTHERS, and having the courage to do so both then and now. She got rail roaded and shamed over nothing. Glad to see her back. ESPN lost a good one. Their loss is now your gain!