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NBC Sports national NBA Insider Tom Haberstroh sits down with some of the biggest names in the NBA to share the stories and the numbers behind the biggest games and biggest moments in the league.

NBC Sports national NBA Insider Tom Haberstroh sits down with some of the biggest names in the NBA to share the stories and the numbers behind the biggest games and biggest moments in the league.
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NBC Sports national NBA Insider Tom Haberstroh sits down with some of the biggest names in the NBA to share the stories and the numbers behind the biggest games and biggest moments in the league.




Episode 26: NBA champion Channing Frye

Would Larry Bird have had a longer career if he took more games off? NBA champion Channing Frye advocates for load management and believes it shouldn’t have a negative connotation. Frye, the host of NBC Sports Northwest’s newest podcast Talkin’ Blazers, also explained why the Trail Blazers need to make a move to be competitive in the Western Conference. 2:33 How players like LeBron James continue to play at a high level as they age 5:35 What if Larry Bird took advantage of load...


Episode 25: Stephen Curry’s trainer Brandon Payne

Stephen Curry might not actually be out for the season, according to his longtime trainer, Brandon Payne. Payne discussed Curry’s rehab and provided updates on his injuries. Payne, the founder of Accelerate Basketball, also talked about his work with Trae Young and Luka Doncic. 1:02 Watching Stephen Curry go down with an injury 13:50 Being with Curry on an international shoe tour 22:01 The extent of Curry’s injury 23:45 Comparing Luka Doncic to Stephen Curry 31:18 Comparing to Trae...


Episode 24: Washington Wizards owner Ted Leonsis

Washington Wizards owner Ted Leonsis discussed John Wall’s health, drafting Rui Hachimura and the relationship between Bradley Beal and Wall. Leonsis, who recently won a WNBA title as the owner of the Washington Mystics, also touched on off-court topics including esports and sports gambling. 23:30 John Wall’s health and the state of the Wizards 33:40 Recruiting Bradley Beal and his relationship with Wall 34:57 What David Stern told Leonsis about Alexander Ovechkin’s contract 36:01 The...


Episode 23: 5-time NBA champion Brian Shaw

Brian Shaw won five NBA titles as a player and an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Lakers. Shaw, who is now a studio analyst for NBC Sports Bay Area, joined The Habershow to preview the NBA season. He also revealed details about the feud between Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal, as well as brokering the Shaq vs. Dame rap battle. 8:45 Shaw’s pick to win the NBA Finals 12:50 What derailed LeBron’s first season with the Lakers 30:50 Mentoring a young Kobe Bryant 38:55 Shaq-Kobe...


Episode 22: Why are so many NBA stars getting hurt?

A number of high-profile NBA players (and Golden State Warriors) have suffered serious injuries recently. Lachlan Penfold, the Warriors' Head of Physical Performance and Sports Medicine during their 73-9 season, explains why.


Episode 21: Chris Forsberg from Team USA camp

NBC Sports Boston' Chris Forsberg checks in from Las Vegas as Team USA prepares for the FIBA World Cup. Which of the new faces will star for Team USA? Plus Chris breaks down the Boston Celtics’ offseason additions, including Kemba Walker and fan-favorite Tacko Fall.


Episode 20: Phone addiction in the NBA

Performance strategist Matt Mayberry on the rise of phone and social media addiction in the NBA, as well as player movement, league-wide anxiety and the role of tech.


Episode 19: Howard Beck

Bleacher Report's Howard Beck joins Tom Haberstroh on a special "emergency podcast" to discuss the blockbuster trade that sent Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets. Was this the craziest NBA offseason ever?


Episode 18: Amin Elhassan

ESPN’s Amin Elhassan joins Tom Haberstroh to wrap up free agency. They discuss Kawhi Leonard’s impending decision, what the Warriors’ next phase will look like without Andre Iguodala and Kevin Durant, how good the Sixers will be after their free agency moves and who the title favorites might be next season.


Episode 17: Ryen Russillo

ESPN's Ryen Russillo joins Tom to discuss the winners and losers from a wild 2019 NBA Draft, including Zion Williamson going No. 1 to the New Orleans Pelicans and a head-spinning number of trades.


Episode 16: Henry Abbott

Tom talks to Henry Abbott of TrueHoop about the Raptors' NBA championship, the fallout from the Anthony Davis trade and how the rest strategy around Kawhi Leonard will change the way the league treats its superstars.


Episode 15: Tas Melas

Tas Melas, a Toronto native and co-host of NBA TV’s The Starters, talks Raptors-Warriors in the NBA Finals, discusses adjusting for a Golden State lineup without Kevin Durant and makes the case for Kawhi as one of the NBA’s best players.


Episode 14: Logan Murdock and Jamie Hudson

Tom talks to Logan Murdock of NBC Sports Bay Area and Jamie Hudson of NBC Sports Northwest to break down the Warriors' Game 1 win, whether the Blazers are overwhelmed, the importance of Enes Kanter, the Warriors without Kevin Durant and the secrets behind Steph vs. Seth.


Episode 13: Marc Stein

Tom talks to Marc Stein of the New York Times about Stephen Curry's popcorn addiction, how Houston's referree controversy will impact more than their series against Golden State and the Lakers' future post-Magic Johnson.


Episode 12: David Thorpe

Tom talks with David Thorpe of TrueHoop about how Utah is defending James Harden, Ben Simmons' future MVP chances and more.


Episode 11: Playoff Roundtable

Tom goes around the NBC Sports Regional Networks to preview the 2019 NBA playoffs. Logan Murdock of NBC Sports Bay Area talks Boogie Cousins and the biggest threat to the Warriors, while Philly's Serena Winters talks through the Jimmy Butler experience and Ben Simmons' development. Then NBC Sports Northwest's Jamie Hudson talks about Damian Lillard's incredible year, the Blazers' injuries and the atmosphere around Portland.


Episode 10: Chris Bosh

Chris Bosh opens up about what it’s like to be a star in the social media age, how Kevin Garnett helped convince him to take his talents to South Beach and why he’s rooting against Steve Kerr and the Golden State Warriors.


Episode 9: Mike Budenholzer

Tom talks to Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer about coaching the best team in the Eat, being in awe of Giannis Antetokounmpo, coaching an All-Star Game, why the Bucks don't defend the 3-point line, Brook Lopez's 3-point game and much more. Stay up to date on everything from Tom Haberstroh at and in the MyTeams app.


Episode 8: John Hollinger

Tom talks to Memphis Grizzlies executive VP of basketball operations John Hollinger about the Marc Gasol trade, what really goes on behind the scenes at the trade deadline and the differences between being a national columnist at ESPN and a team's decision-maker.


Episode 7: Trade Deadline Special with special guests

Tom welcomes a host of special guests to The Habershow to break down the 2019 NBA trade deadline. Paul Hudrick breaks down the Markelle Fultz trade, while Monte Poole talks the biggest threats to the Warriors. A. Sherrod Blakely, Dan Woike and Howard Beck call in to talk through every angle of the Celtics, Lakers and Pelicans and walk through the Anthony Davis sweepstakes. Then, Chris Miller joins to break down where the Wizards are at after John Wall's Achilles injury and the Otto Porter...