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EP 10 – ROOKIE DUTIES with Jaxson Hayes (New Orleans Pelicans Center)

podcast August 14, 2019 1

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Welcome to the LightHarted Podcast with Rising NBA Star Josh Hart (New Orleans Pelicans) & Rising Business Mogul Matt Hillman (Cut + Sew). To start these two long time best friends are across the pond from one another to discuss: Josh being in Europe & Matt being in USA, Upcoming live episodes, Josh landing in London, losing his bag, seeing live Football & fan reaction, hitting the town, adding to his wine collection, having 30 nationally televised games this season on the Pelicans, Heart to Hart on Team & Personal Goals, eating in New Orleans, live podcasting, continuing his E-Sports presence & more. Then it’s an honor and a privilege to have New Orleans Pelicans Rookie Center Jaxson Hayes on to have a Lightharted conversation on: Joining the Pelicans, Post Draft, Jaxson’s Father coaching in the XFL, The Rookie Responsibility’s, Panini Photoshoot & bonding, his trip to China, growing up in Cincinnati, growing up around the NFL, his mom being a college basketball player/coach, the similarities of basketball & lacrosse, Josh hating playing in Denver because of altitude, Jaxson’s growth spurt, his first college offer, Coach Shaka Smart & choosing the University of Texas, not being highly recruited & being on the Freshman B Team, High School Rankings & how it drove them, Summer League and people forgetting that he was the 8th pick, The Dunk & Elbow block, his feel for the game, the Pelicans offensive flow, pushing the pace, rookie duties, when Jaxson knew he could be in the NBA, Draft Day & Night Torture, The Green Room, Advice for a Rookie, The LightHarted 10 & more.

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