#SuitUP Podcast: Ep 19 – Exclusive interview with Ed O’Bannon

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#BestDressedManOnTV hosts another action packed episode of the #SuitUP Podcast.

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#SuitUP is a news magazine and variety program that covers the business, law, politics, and wider societal perspectives behind sports delivered with music, style, and pop culture. We cover the suits off the field about the guys who suit up on the field, to the suits in the boxes. We bring the heat and we slice it like deli meat!

#SuitUP Podcast is tailored for your ears. You can listen to the entire podcast for the complete listening experience, the three-piece suit, tie, tie clip pocket square, and lapel flower, or it can be accessed piece by piece under each segment.



Protestor perform an “exorcism” of a dummy replica of presidential electoral college winner Donald Trump in a protest in spring 2016. (Photo: Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune)

Why athlete activism is more important than ever in the age of Trump

Exavier opens #SuitUP Podcast with a plea to athletes to continue to be active in a divisive and potentially more oppressive era in light of the election of Donald Trump as president.



Ed O’Bannon and Exavier Pope at University of New Hampshire School of Law Sports and Entertainment Law Society event where they both spoke November 17, 2016. (Photo: @exavierpope)

The Ed O’Bannon Interview: Part I – Growing up in Los Angeles, developing a love for basketball, winning a NCAA title, and losing the passion for basketball in the NBA

Exavier is joined by former NCAA champion and named plaintiff for a landmark case versus the NCAA Ed O’Bannon. In Part I, O’Bannon discusses growing up in LA and avoiding gang activity; how his parents ongoing 44-year marriage impacted his work ethic, love for basketball and his role as a husband; what winning a championship at UCLA felt like; how flaming out quickly in the NBA made him lose his passion for basketball; and, the moment he decided to end his professional basketball career.


Exavier Pope and Ed O’Bannon sitting down to interviw at The Centennial Hotel in Concord, New Hampshire November 18, 2016. (Photo: @exavierpope)

The Ed O’Bannon Interview: Part II – Why lunchroom joking in UCLA study hall with teammates led to lawsuit and why Bill Russell helped get him through rough days

Exavier is joined again by Ed O’Bannon on his knowledge of the lawsuits versus the NCAA; ideas on the variety of ways college athletes can be paid; the day O’Bannon wanted to get out of the lawsuit and being encouraged to continue by Bill Russell; and, how the love of basketball has returned through coaching.

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Ed O’Bannon has kept a band #APU for “All Players United” supporting CAPA, the organization attempting to unionize college athletes. (Photo: @exavierpope)



Pictures of survivors of Uruguayan plane crash in 1972..an actua human spine sits next to them. (Photo: Unaccredited)

What the survivors of the Uruguayan rugby team’s plane crash in 1972 have in common the Chapecoense soccer team’s crash in 2016

Exavier delivers a powerful closing argument on surviving, sports, and the human spirit.

 #SuitUP Playlist

#SuitUP Podcast playlist is a hotness infusion, always weaving the topics at hand with the theme and subject matter of the show and each segment. This week’s playlist:

Jidenna –  Classic Man (Regular  show intro)
Big Punisher – Beware  (regular Opening Statements intro)
A Tribe Called Quest – We the People
Kid Cudi – The End
Smiff N Wessun – Stand Strong
Onyx – Last Dayz
Public EnemyShut ‘Em Down (Pete Rock Remix)
Rick Ross (featuring John Legend)Magnificent (regular outro)
The RootsDo You Want More?!!!??!  (Regular Post Credits)

Disclaimer: (All opinions expressed by #SuitUP guests are theirs solely and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Exavier B. Pope I, Esq., #SuitUP Podcast, #BestDressePodcast Network, or 528 Media Group.)

Exavier B. Pope I, Esq. is an award-winning attorney, on-air legal analyst, media personality, Fortune 500 speaker, content creator, writer, tastemaker, thought leader, and yogi. Mr. Pope is the host of #SuitUP Podcast for his production company 528 Media Group, and  host of the Radical Inspiration Podcast. Mr. Pope has over 200+ appearances on air, including international television on BBC and Al Jazeera English; national television on Fox News Channel, HLN, NBC Nightly News, Al Jazeera America, WGN Morning News, Fox Business Channel, and Huff Post Live; Top 3 Local Media Markets on Fox, CBS, and NBC; international radio on BBC Radio; national radio on ESPN Radio, Clear Channel Radio, NBC Sports Radio, CBS Sports Radio; written and contributed digitally to The Hollywood Reporter, CNBC, Huffington Post, Jet, and Black Enterprise; and has appeared in other media outlets nationally and internationally. Mr. Pope is represented by top media and literary agency RLR Associates.

© 2016, Exavier B. Pope I, Esq., 528 Media Group.

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