Vox Media today announced a partnership with Andre Iguodala and Evan Turner’s media company, New Amendment, to bring their podcast franchise, Point Forward, to SB Nation and the Vox Media Podcast Network. Created at a generational tipping point in how consumers digest sports media, Point Forward is hosted by former teammates and current best friends, who hold honest and open discussions about business, culture, tech and, of course, sports. Through a charismatic and intellectual look at life on and off the court in the modern NBA, Point Forward uses basketball as its north star to dive beneath the surface on topics as eclectic and diverse as its two hosts. With their impressive personal network of coaches, teammates, artists, business partners, creatives, and friends; Andre and Evan are uniquely equipped to engage audiences with special behind-the-scenes access to the most compelling stories in sports, provide business advice, and foster overall inspiration and motivation. Notable former guests include A-list athletes like Stephen Curry and Sue Bird, business leaders Steve Ballmer and Robert Smith, and cultural influencers like Rick Rubin. Season 3 of Point Forward releases weekly on YouTube and all podcast platforms beginning this October.
“Andre and Evan have reached some of the highest levels of success both on and off the court, and we couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity to partner with them in bringing Point Forward to the SB Nation family,” said Jermaine Spradley, Publisher at SB Nation. “We’re always looking for partnerships that allow us to connect influential creators with the most loyal sports fans, and we plan to bring Point Forward to life at the biggest sports moments during the NBA season to engage even further with the community that SB Nation was founded upon.”
At SB Nation, Iguodala and Turner will provide thoughtful analysis and real-time reactions to the world of basketball each week. SB Nation and Point Forward will collaborate on key live opportunities across the country and connect with SB Nation’s highly engaged audience. Vox Media and SB Nation will assume sales, marketing, and distribution responsibilities, in addition to working with Iguodala and Turner to explore editorial and creative collaborations throughout the NBA season. Season 3 of Point Forward will be presented by DraftKings Sportsbook, the show’s official sports betting operator, with opportunities to integrate additional sponsors.
“Point Forward has always been about diving deeper into topics that resonate with our audience, and now with the unparalleled reach and expertise of SB Nation and Vox Media, we’re excited to take our conversations to an even wider audience,” said Iguodala. “Basketball is our north star, but our conversations are universal.”
“Having been on both sides of the game – as a player and a coach – I’ve come to appreciate the myriad stories that exist within the world of sports,” said Turner. “Andre and I have always had raw and honest discussions, and now we have a platform that will allow us to reach fans, thinkers, and enthusiasts on an even greater scale. The next season is set to be our best yet, and we’re thrilled to embark on this journey with SB Nation and Vox Media.”
A four-time NBA champion with the Golden State Warriors, and a two-time Olympic gold medalist, Andre Iguodala is one of the association’s premier players with a decorated career that spans 19 years. Known for his savvy business instincts, Iguodala has been at the forefront of venture capital and technology with investments in over 50 companies, and is currently the co-founder and general partner at Mastry Ventures. The New York Times bestselling author is also the co-owner of the Leeds United Football Club of the English Premier League, and currently serves on the National Basketball Players Association’s executive committee as its First Vice President.
A former National Player of the Year and first-team AP All-American, Evan Turner is a 10-year NBA veteran and was selected 2nd overall in the 2010 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers. Following his NBA career as a player, he served as an assistant coach for the Celtics. With a diverse portfolio across commercial real-estate holdings, commodities, fashion-retail, cryptocurrency and technology, Turner is an experienced investor with a strong commitment to philanthropic endeavors.
Point Forward is the latest addition to Vox Media’s award-winning podcast network, joining a slate of chart-topping shows and influential hosts.
About New Amendment:
Founded by Andre Iguodala and Evan Turner, New Amendment is a content production company dedicated to amplifying athletes’ authentic narratives. By partnering with accomplished storytellers, we support and guide athletes throughout the content creation journey, championing their voices in reshaping media representation and pushing for a positive cultural shift.
About SB Nation:
SB Nation is a network of nearly 200 different fan-favorite sports communities. Across every league, every sport, and every city, we provide coverage that’s for the loyal fan, by the loyal fan. From celebrations of games that broke curses to heartbreaks of unexpected final round losses, our contributors priority is always to honor the fans perspective.
About the Vox Media Podcast Network:
Home to award-winning shows like Today, Explained, Where Should We Begin?, Criminal, Pivot, and Stay Tuned with Preet, the Vox Media Podcast Network features industry-leading voices and storytellers from Vox Media’s editorial networks and beyond. From daily news and tech to culture and sports, and talk and interview shows to news and rich narrative storytelling, the Vox Media Podcast Network is one of the largest, fastest-growing, and most topically diverse collections of premium podcasts. Learn more about the Vox Media Podcast Network here.