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Comments • 887

  • Mia
    Mia 10 days ago +207

    Very humble guy. Not a fan of them asking 'who is the top 5 in his class.' His answer to this question was very transparent and shows how much respect he has for others in his class. Can't wait to see him at the next level! I'm a fan!

    • Mia
      Mia 2 days ago +2

      @Hector Carrasco Yes, I felt that question was a set up to see if he would leave certain people off the list and the media would of had a field day if he listed people.

    • tackysnake6
      tackysnake6 5 days ago +1

      His answer shows he don't know anybody in his class. That's a little concerning, but hope he makes his dream of the nba. Not trying to hate on him, but he wasn't ready for this interview at all lol.

    • Hector Carrasco
      Hector Carrasco 7 days ago +2

      They clearly were looking to see if he would add or leave Bronny James off this list, they mentioned Bronny leading up to this question

    • KennCutUp
      KennCutUp 8 days ago +3

      And I felt his answer was real. Not every top HS player’s game is televised or broadcasted for streaming. So if I only see a name on paper and never play them in AAU how tf can I speak on their game

    • Bigmac27sauce
      Bigmac27sauce 9 days ago +2

      @Mike Honcho The money is there to make. Why not make it? Dudes is making millions playing video games and stuff these days. These big corporations are handing out checks left and right. Why wouldn't I want them. Now personally I would be giving back to the community's that raised me and feeding the poor but thats not everyone's mission in life.

  • Berlinda Rogers
    Berlinda Rogers 10 days ago +245

    I think its very nice that Brandon Marshall, Lesean Mccoy and Pacmam, talking to this young man. Letting him know what life is all about especially telling him about babies. And not get himself caught up with one person. Letting him know that he needs a mentor and being able to call someone for advice.

  • Trae Flocka
    Trae Flocka 8 days ago +1

    Memphis!! There you go Mikey 🤟🏾✈️

  • Achilles
    Achilles 10 days ago +92

    What a humble, down to earth kid with a good head on his shoulders. He seems to be focused and ambitious, and not swayed by the wrong things. I can’t wait to see him playing in the league.

    • Mr. Ohio
      Mr. Ohio 10 days ago +3

      His Dad stay on his hip.

  • Mike Mike
    Mike Mike 9 days ago +37

    Yeah I’ve seen this kid play a few times, he’s definitely gifted! I pray for his success at every level and at whatever he touches! God bless this youngin!

  • Juice Planet 🪐
    Juice Planet 🪐 10 days ago +47

    Love having multiple black sports podcast. Keep them coming Brandon 👑

  • Trevian Cook
    Trevian Cook 5 days ago +6

    Much respect to the OGs they’re giving Mikey some real game in this podcast and you can tell he is soaking it all in💯

  • It’s GambinOway
    It’s GambinOway 10 days ago +171

    I’m wishing bro the best! It can’t be easy having all of this hype and attention on him! And I hope he still goes to a HBCU

    • T Williams
      T Williams 7 days ago

      @Yanks Wright no1 spends money like black ppl. Puma will make their money

    • DeezNuts
      DeezNuts 7 days ago

      @Slimetooo MOB lmaooooo bro is a 2nd round pick if that.

    • Jay Shepp
      Jay Shepp 7 days ago

      @Yanks Wright maybe, but Ralph Lauren, Jordan or Under Armor would.

    • It’s GambinOway
      It’s GambinOway 9 days ago

      Essance of GambinO 2 on All Platforms September 28th🤞🏽💛 swear I’m not talking about what the average 25 year old is talking about!

    • Slimetooo MOB
      Slimetooo MOB 9 days ago +3

      @Jamal regardless if he go D1, D2 or HBCU he a lottery pick if not 1st regardless.

  • JW
    JW 10 days ago +63

    “God doesn’t put everybody in this position “ Wise words 🙏🏽💪🏽…. Go head Mikey, stay humble! I hope you make the league

  • M
    M 10 days ago +13

    He seems so cool and he is definitely media savy. Answers everything right never gives himself praise. Gives others credit and he is just very humble. I follow him but never really seen him in a interview and im very impressed. Also just love the vibes and energy. The conversation mainly flowed well and everybody had something to contribute to the conversation.

  • Faygo
    Faygo 10 days ago +286

    I really hope he stay on the right path and make it to the league

    • Knickbockerz
      Knickbockerz 2 hours ago

      After this interview, I’m suspect with The kid… idk if he fully trust everyone inside his so called circle. B-marsh looked concerned for this kid. I don’t blame him, lol

  • Shawndale Preston
    Shawndale Preston 10 days ago +25

    All the best to this young man!! Health and success to him and his family

  • Unsealed
    Unsealed 10 days ago +100

    Shady and pac bring a great yin and Yang feeling to this pod! I love it

  • Ulysses Sanders
    Ulysses Sanders 9 days ago +8

    At first i thought Mikey was too cocky but this shows he's humble and understands that he hasn't made it yet which is good for his mindset. I think if he chooses the right school he goes top 10 in the draft. Utah Jazz needs to try to get him.

    • Melly _
      Melly _ 7 days ago

      on da court he’s cocky, but off da court he’s humble💪🏿🙏🏿💯

  • Karsyn Eat my Mangos💦

    I’m wishing bro the best! It can’t be easy having all of this hype and attention on him! And I hope he still goes to a HBCU

  • jarvarous hill
    jarvarous hill 10 days ago +72

    Bron fan or not you can’t deny how refreshing it is to see young hoopers, men or anybody looking up to him and how he moves. Bron a goat on and off the court💯💯💯

    BLACC GOD KING 10 days ago +30

    Brandon Marshall earned a lot of respect from me today! When dealing w youth or ppl period it’s best to keep it real , get laughed at but tell da truth

  • Lee Nalls
    Lee Nalls 9 days ago +2

    Good episode fellas. Love to see y’all encouraging and teaching the young bull.

  • Toi Williams
    Toi Williams 10 days ago +99

    Man Shady make this show 10x better bruh! Dude is funny!!! PAC is the real OG the hardknock OG ! And B Marsh learned to let people talk and it’s taking off frfr! Congratulations to those guys!

  • No name
    No name 10 days ago +10

    I love this young man! I have been watching him grow for a few years now. I am so proud of his for being well spoken and smart. So proud of him!

  • j b
    j b 4 days ago +1

    This podcast is so dope!
    Quality work fam 👍🏾👏🏾

  • DoJoStan
    DoJoStan 10 days ago +25

    He's had the spotlight since middle school, really rooting for Mikey.

  • Lucy	 🔥𝐆𝐨 𝐓𝐨 𝐌𝐲 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐥 [𝐋!𝐯𝐞]

    Very humble guy. Not a fan of them asking 'who is the top 5 in his class.' His answer to this question was very transparent and shows how much respect he has for others in his class. Can't wait to see him at the next level! I'm a fan!

  • ・your non favorite person 👍・

    Very humble guy. Not a fan of them asking 'who is the top 5 in his class.' His answer to this question was very transparent and shows how much respect he has for others in his class. Can't wait to see him at the next level! I'm a fan!

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    I really hope he stay on the right path and make it to the league

  • Nell
    Nell 8 days ago +1

    I love this! This a great move for the younger generation 👏🏽

  • Unofficial Member
    Unofficial Member 7 days ago

    So happy to see this; this is so big! Those other outlets never give our great high school phenoms an actual voice until they’re signed in a way; dope

  • Moe Hussein
    Moe Hussein 9 days ago

    This is one of the best interviews that have been conducted on IAA 👏🏾 well done fellas

  • Eva 25 y.o - check my vidéó

    Very humble guy. Not a fan of them asking 'who is the top 5 in his class.' His answer to this question was very transparent and shows how much respect he has for others in his class. Can't wait to see him at the next level! I'm a fan!

  • Lil Hut91
    Lil Hut91 7 days ago +1

    Mike is HIM🔥🫡 Smart talent young man with a good head on his shoulders. Wish him nothing but the best in his bright bright future 💯 Great episode guys

  • Mizerati Mike
    Mizerati Mike 9 days ago +5

    First ever high school athlete up here big moment for y'all man Mikey keep doing your thing

  • Billy James
    Billy James 10 days ago +26


  • Shaun The Navigator
    Shaun The Navigator 10 days ago +3

    Real down to earth young cat. Wish him the best. 💯✊🏾

  • Josiah Brady
    Josiah Brady 10 days ago +13

    interesting, good decision by y'all to capture the youth with this--because if you're able to integrate more seamlessly with the next generation, you're opening yourself to a lot of new impressions and a larger viewership base

  • BigKen 504
    BigKen 504 10 days ago +31

    Never knew he was humble like this..much respect lil one

    • Gwap
      Gwap 10 days ago +3

      the media be making it seem like he cocky

    • illmatic70
      illmatic70 10 days ago +4

      Ez to be humble in the presence of greatness. Peep young fella amongst his peers, teachers, and elders

  • Thomas Colbert
    Thomas Colbert 4 days ago

    This show is like watching old drunks around the fire. A lot going on at the same time. But every now and then a gem gets dropped.

  • dtore eco
    dtore eco 5 days ago +1

    Shady and pac bring a great yin and Yang feeling to this pod! I love it

    KENNY VS POVERTY 7 days ago +1

    Man I love the hell out of the fact that the rules let these young bulls get paid players like this need to be able to provide for their family and not depend solely on the business of the NBA to do so that’s how they pimp out your talent and gifts to feed your family
    And look at how big his aspirations are 💯💯💯 I like my mans more after this interview 🙌🏾🙌🏾

    THE GOAT FATHER 10 days ago +16

    Mikey worked hard 4 this I hope he goes far!

  • Victoria 💋𝔽**СК МЕ - СНЕℂ𝕂 𝕄𝕐 Рℝ𝟘𝔽𝕀𝕃Е💛

    Shady and pac bring a great yin and Yang feeling to this pod! I love it

  • Trez Redd
    Trez Redd 8 days ago +18

    The way Brandon Marshall character and role om this is so humble and genuine like what I see from him he selfless like I only see a man we need in these communities as a supporter alone

  • J RUSS
    J RUSS 10 days ago +6

    It’s good seeing the OGs giving game to the young Gs…it’s alot of information that these kids need to hear first hand ✊🏾‼️

  • Wydale Thomas
    Wydale Thomas 9 days ago +3

    Gained a new fan here Mikey. Rooting for you on and off the court 💯

  • Greazy
    Greazy 10 days ago +9

    Enjoy the journey!
    Another dope interview

  • Subscribe 2 Benji Shorts
    Subscribe 2 Benji Shorts 10 days ago +20

    “Stay grounded” who ever is raising him is doing a hell of a job 👏 kids don’t talk like this

  • Mariyah Castro
    Mariyah Castro 9 days ago +3

    It’s amazing how these older men can talk to this young man and like tell him there mistakes and make sure he doesn’t make the same ones and telling him that he was smarter than them love you all so much mikey is literally my idol and I love him so much so just to watch this and kind of understand him better and get to know him a little more is just amazing love you all Pac-Man and Marshall and unc (who si doing great) There parents all raised amaing men love you guys ♥️♥️

  • Kamoflawed Hawg
    Kamoflawed Hawg 10 days ago +5

    This my 1st time hearing Mikey speak outside of basketball gym or social media post… he a humble dude, hope he exceeds the hype like Bron did

  • xio kousa
    xio kousa 7 days ago

    It’s good seeing the OGs giving game to the young Gs…it’s alot of information that these kids need to hear first hand

  • Jerome Barnes
    Jerome Barnes 10 days ago +13

    Rooting for him ✊🏽

  • MiamiiTOONice
    MiamiiTOONice 9 days ago +6

    Lesean asking some super real questions and breaking it down so he can understand is huge!

  • Money $ FAMILY
    Money $ FAMILY 10 days ago +55

    I really like this kid. He's transparent and I'ma support him.

  • Koby Roy
    Koby Roy 8 days ago +1

    Been a fan of mikey for god knows how long and too see how far he's come is truly amazing this really pushed the narative out of who he really is the amount of hate he gets is so unecesarey mfs can't ever be happy to see a nigga winning now a days and it's truly sad im glad he's continued to push on and keep his head up keeo striving 💯🤝🏽

    T BROSKI 10 days ago +6

    This kid is a GREAT ROLE MODEL 🐐🐐

  • X daggerxflo X
    X daggerxflo X Day ago

    I couldn't stop smiling through this whole video

  • Jamel Gentry
    Jamel Gentry 10 days ago +1


  • Ryan Razooky
    Ryan Razooky 10 days ago +11

    Very well spoken, great talk all around

  • TheEnthusiast
    TheEnthusiast 10 days ago +8

    Time goes by fast, he was just 15. Keep going king!!!

  • FishNSpaghetti
    FishNSpaghetti 5 days ago

    So we just going to skip over that his dad put his whole future career in Jeopardy by cutting the cast off he just said his foot never healed correctly. I hope this dude makes it man cuz it seems like he has a lot of people around him pulling and tugging and done seen this story a million times even though technology has changed people haven't

  • Hey It’s Ryan
    Hey It’s Ryan 10 days ago +28

    I’m rockn with the young bull I really want him to continue to be GREAT

  • Mr Q Ceaz
    Mr Q Ceaz 10 days ago +2

    Shout Out To Mikey He Is A Young Entrepreneur In The Making Emoni Bates Could've Had The Same Vision Praying He Get Himself Together & Bounce Back

  • SaintAmongst TheCowboys

    He is going to be GREAT. changing lives and living in his purpose.

  • Go Mode
    Go Mode 9 days ago +1

    Great Interview keep rising young king 👑

  • Don P
    Don P 10 days ago +4

    Mikey is blessed and God got him. He will be ok he has a good head on his shoulders and a good team behind him. Blessings on blessings bro

  • Seth Howard
    Seth Howard 10 days ago +51

    I don’t care until I see him playing at a high level in college and making it to the league… ppl get so wrapped in these high school players that get all the coverage but end up being forgotten individuals because they’re not who ppl thought they were…

    • JohnTookYoBish
      JohnTookYoBish 9 days ago

      Amari Bailey going to the league

    • Terry Wilson
      Terry Wilson 10 days ago

      @Michael Martin frfr plus he doesn't seem too bright..honestly

    • William Mendes
      William Mendes 10 days ago

      @CloutCollecter Nothing cap about the truth

    • William Mendes
      William Mendes 10 days ago

      @Michael Martin Doesnt play defense all the time is most of these youngsters and especially guys who are depended on so much on the offensive side of the ball

  • lonewolf87818
    lonewolf87818 11 days ago +247

    He better make it to the league

    • Money moves
      Money moves 7 days ago

      @Chad Hamilton ight gang

    • Rodney Lewis
      Rodney Lewis 7 days ago

      He will

    • NicotineLivid-
      NicotineLivid- 8 days ago

      @JB Why do people constantly bring up the success rate we all know the chances are slim… it does nothing but discourages

    • Chad Hamilton
      Chad Hamilton 8 days ago

      @Money moves no they don’t

    • Swa M
      Swa M 8 days ago +1

      @tru hebrew not gone lie Iv see. highlights then watch whole games and it’s not as good as I thought I’m not saying he over rated but a lah over hyped I think they made him to famous to fast he still got time to work on his game Thoe popularity not gone get him to the league he got time Thoe Fr

  • Davonte Jett
    Davonte Jett 5 hours ago

    God willing he will make it 🤞🏽🤞🏽

  • CedricLavieFacile
    CedricLavieFacile 8 days ago +1

    It's perfectly fine and recommended to seek advice from mentors and people who've done what we're trying to accomplish...the whole "I'm my own man" is not a solid argument....it takes a village..that's what we're about

  • Upside down
    Upside down 7 days ago

    “Watch who you hang around”. Young men who want to be successful that is some of the best advice anyone can give you. My brother went to prison for some years literally because of who he was “hanging around”.

  • Kedo
    Kedo 9 days ago +2

    Shady had me cracking up the whole video 😂😂

  • Kevin S
    Kevin S 8 days ago

    Much respect too young life one thing for sure don’t rush anything brudda take it slow always think it over having a Plan ABC is always smart it’s nothing wrong with that .I also love the fact that you keeping your day 1’s in your circle like Lebron did with his sandbox homies He put all of them in position to make something happen and take care of they family plus be there for you much respect young life 💯🤞🏿I hope it’s up from you for you .Last Always save 75% your 💰 that other 25% that’s what you ball out with shaq told us that a few yrs ago now he winning even more bigger than 10 ,20 yrs ago his money growing like 🍃 on a 🌳

  • Benji Kolb
    Benji Kolb 7 days ago

    this is a great interview most deff hit great points and good conversation overall

  • Kedo
    Kedo 9 days ago

    Can't wait to watch him in the league ❤

  • Trey Wilson
    Trey Wilson 8 days ago

    Not throwing shade at “Any other Podcast” but IamAthlete brings heat everytime. Thank you fellas!!!

  • john israel
    john israel 9 days ago +3

    B marshal communication skills got waaaay better.. I still get a good laugh at the episode bro was dead wrong yellin bout them nba contracts 🤣🤣 all jokes aside I really love and commend seeing my ppl grow/evolve, dope show fellas!

  • Hakeem Burrows
    Hakeem Burrows 8 days ago +1

    That “gat damn” from Shady after he said baby mommas tho 😂😂😂

  • GuardianJordann B
    GuardianJordann B 10 days ago +1

    Super talented. And that fact that he has his head on straight is SCARY. Go Getem Kid!

  • Nyree Watts
    Nyree Watts Day ago

    LMAO Lesean McCoy is that brutally honest cousin we all have that won't let any discrepancies or exaggerations slide and replies like there is a life on the line. LOL

  • Arealai
    Arealai 7 days ago +1

    Y’all should definitely get Allen Iverson on the show!

  • Young Devious
    Young Devious 7 days ago

    Y’all out did y’all selves by tappin in with the young Niggas!! Much love and respect!!!

  • Curtis Hayes
    Curtis Hayes 10 days ago +20

    I just want the brotha to be happy secure generational and reach his level success whatever that looks like for him.

  • Dreamer100
    Dreamer100 5 days ago

    I can’t wait to see Mikey to be in NBA one day🥺 and I need those shoes of him tho nocap

  • Papa Lane
    Papa Lane 10 days ago +6

    Basketball is the hardest sport to play. More skill is involved in basketball. Your playing offense & defense every possession & you don’t have a choice of either or, you have to play both sides.

  • Josiah Brady
    Josiah Brady 10 days ago +7

    27:57 important moment, cuz Brandon & Shady not trying to devalue his manhood whatsoever
    just simply asking "even though you didn't have role models & confidants you could get wisdom from, do you really think that is always the best way?"
    i'd also argue that people in more advanced stages in life, whether age, relationship, education, skill-level, etc. that you can actually trust, that treat you with humanity & genuine curiosity are essential to well-rounded thought development

  • Jermaine Mitchell
    Jermaine Mitchell 9 days ago +1

    This young man is humble asf 🫡💯

  • Tulimonn
    Tulimonn 7 days ago +2

    That deon sanders part had me dead bro 😂

  • Dev
    Dev 10 days ago +22

    PAC needed a mentor a lot sooner in his life..

  • Aaron Miller
    Aaron Miller 7 days ago +2

    This interview was more about pac man than it was about Mikey …Mikey a great kid though! Keep going lil bro you going to go far just keep believing

  • Chris Keesee
    Chris Keesee 9 days ago +1

    Kansas is his safest route to a good draft pick. Bill Self will put him in the best position to succeed, and his results speak for themselves. Any other route is just way too risky.

  • Dean Curtis
    Dean Curtis 4 days ago

    The same way lesean laughed when pacman said deion sanders ....was the same way I laughed when Brandon Marshall said they was comparing lesean to Barry Sanders

  • joseph burton
    joseph burton 9 days ago

    Y’all need to interview these young boys more often

    MALCXM 10 days ago +5

    Crazy af that when a BLACK MAN tries to level up and create something generational we do everything in our power to destroy it! Will always rock with IAA. Brandon you not wrong get what you deserve bro!

  • three60gz
    three60gz Day ago

    mikey williams might just be the smartest guy out here right now ON GOD. respect

  • makaveli the exotic micro bully

    ive been watching mikey play just like ive watched everyone play hands down his game is like kobe and Hes the best young guy by far he makes it look easy

  • Seth Spencer
    Seth Spencer 2 days ago +1

    Mikey is a legend frfr. He will be a billionaire cuz he smart

  • David Adedoyin
    David Adedoyin 7 days ago

    Definitely good player but he has definitely been locked down before by. Great defender but it happens to the best

  • Mr. Boom!
    Mr. Boom! 10 days ago +1

    Cool young man. Pac and B marsh giving him straight game he better make sure he take notes bc there are vultures out there. Stay on lebron hip someone who's been through it all. Get his number young buck. Don't get caught up young brother stay focused and humble

  • Mark Levi
    Mark Levi 10 days ago

    Mikey is a great young man and unique talent. Unfortunately, he needs more media training. This interview was all over the place mainly because Pac and Shady are rambling too much. Brandon should reevaluate this team to remain relevant.

  • Joe Simpkins
    Joe Simpkins 9 days ago

    Like that they did this cause they really painted his whole character from who he is on the court.kid going places for sure

  • Life Coach-Visionary Woodbury

    First in foremost shouts out to @BMarsh no 🧢 cause I see this guy on a mission to become better all around 💯 BUT. Here’s my advice. I think yung g gonna have to work hard af because he was endorsed with a generational wealth deal. He can shoot good but he has to get better on and off the court to be elite and intuitively cause right now he don’t even realize he’s a cash cow. And that’s a blind area in his life. So I’m curious to see how he develops when the hype settles.

  • bizzo76
    bizzo76 10 days ago +6

    Shady is hilarious! 😂😂😂