Rising star Keldon Johnson, of the San Antonio Spurs, joined his management agency founder Rahul B Patel on last night’s Patel & Kumar NBA talkshow.
Keldon Johnson aka ‘Kel-DON Joshi’
Keldon spoke about playing under Coach John Calipari (University of Kentucky) and Coach Greg Popovich (at San Antonio). He also spoke about how it was a dream come true to be drafted into the NBA and suiting up for a legendary organization like the Spurs.
On a lighter note, hosts Patel & Kumar coined a new nickname ‘Kel-DON Joshi’ in acknowledgement of his potential future fan base in India.
You can watch last night’s full episode here:
You can follow Keldon Johnson on Instagram here.
Besides Johnson, Rahul B Patel, the founder of the NBA talent agency that manages him, spoke about breaking a glass ceiling for Indians within North America’s intense sports industry landscape. Patel’s Fundamental Sports Management is said to be the first NBA talent management agency founded by an Indian origin executive.
About the Patel & Kumar NBA Talkshow
Ekalavyas presents ‘The Patel & Kumar NBA Talkshow’ powered by Patel Pick & Roll Sports is India’s first and only primetime NBA talkshow on Youtube. Currently in its second season, the ‘P&K’ Show enjoyed a pathbreaking debut season, documenting the 2019-20 NBA Bubble Play-in tournament, Playoffs & Finals.
Co-hosted by Shivam Patel (from San Antonio, USA) and Vinod Muthukumar (from Mumbai, India), #PatelAndKumar is a joint Indo-US production that aims to be a candid and conversational take on all things NBA, with a distinct Indian ‘tadka’ (touch). Previous guests include Grizzlies Coaches Taylor Jenkins & Sonia Raman, Pro Kabaddi League co-founder Charu Sharma, ‘Voice of NBA Top 10’ Beau ‘GOAT-mentator’ Estes and Coach Nick from the viral Youtube channel BballBreakdown, among others.
Watch all episodes here.
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