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The Habershow: Tom Haberstroh’s NBA Podcast

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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.

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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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.




LaMelo with Hornets coach James Borrego

Charlotte Hornets head coach James Borrego joins Tom Haberstroh and Amin Elhassan to talk about rookie phenom LaMelo Ball and the solid start for the Charlotte Hornets. Borrego also talks about what it's like to text with Gregg Popovich, how another NBA coach gave Borrego his nickname, "Ray Romano," and what Lavar Ball conversations have been like this season.


The Kyrie situation and Renee Montgomery

Tom Haberstroh and Amin Elhassan break down the developing Kyrie Irving situation and bring in WNBA player, Atlanta Hawks analyst and social activist Renee Montgomery to discuss the Georgia runoff, LeBron James’ potential bid on the Atlanta Dream and the Kelly Loeffler fallout.


Steph Curry’s Trainer

Tom Haberstroh and Amin Elhassan bring on Stephen Curry’s longtime trainer Brandon Payne of Accelerate Basketball to talk about Curry’s 62-point game, the 105 consecutive 3s vid and the craziest feats that Curry has done behind closed doors. Also, an ode to Draymond Green and a discussion on NBA parents going on Twitter to defend their kid.


The De’Aaron Fox Beef with Sam Amick and Amin Elhassan

Tom Haberstroh is joined by The Athletic’s senior writer Sam Amick and ESPN’s Amin Elhassan to discuss Elhassan’s sudden vendetta with Kings point guard De’Aaron Fox. The trio go inside the botched Bogdan Bogdanovic trade and analyze the role of breaking-news media in today’s transaction-based NBA.


Trips Of A Lifetime: Amin Elhassan and Howard Beck

Tom Haberstroh brings on ESPN's Amin Elhassan and Sports Illustrated's new senior writer Howard Beck to talk about Giannis' new contract, Beck's New York Times article, his new job and the subtle gifts of the NBA schedule.


Chemistry 101

Just like old times, ESPN’s Amin Elhassan and The Athletic’s Ethan Strauss join Tom Haberstroh to talk about job loss, happiness in the NBA and then Amin does some impressions. The three former teammates also preview the 2020-21 NBA season with their three most overrated and underrated squads. Produced by: Lucas Hoye


And We’re Back

With the NBA season around the corner, Tom Haberstroh announces the relaunch of the Habershow podcast and provides an update on the program.


Sneaky 2021 NBA championship contenders with ESPN’s Amin Elhassan

Is LeBron actually better than MJ? Will Miami’s encore include Giannis Antetokounmpo? Tom Haberstroh discussed the burning questions of the offseason with ESPN’s Amin Elhassan, who you can find on Twitter at @DarthAmin. 7:15 LeBron vs MJ GOAT debate 22:20 The Lakers’ superstar duos (LeBron/AD, Kobe/Pau, Kobe/Shaq) 51:40 Teams competing for the title next season 53:30 Teams going after Giannis in free agency 1:02:40 The greatness of the Miami Heat organization


Marc J. Spears: What LeBron needs to do to win NBA Finals MVP

If the Lakers win the title, who deserves to be the NBA Finals MVP, LeBron or AD? Tom Haberstroh discussed with Marc J. Spears of ESPN’s The Undefeated, who has spent the last 87 days in the NBA bubble. Plus Spears previewed his new book, The Spencer Haywood Rule. 1:30 Highlights from the bubble 12:50 Marc’s new hobbies in the bubble 25:35 Why Meyers Leonard is not kneeling 35:00 Who has been the Finals MVP so far? 40:20 Book on Spencer Haywood


David Fizdale: How the Miami Heat can bounce back in the NBA Finals

Is Anthony Davis the best big man in the NBA? Tom Haberstroh discusses everything you need to know about the NBA Finals with David Fizdale, the former head coach of the New York Knicks and Memphis Grizzlies who won two rings as an assistant for Erik Spoelstra and the Miami Heat. 1:45 Adjustments the Heat need to make 29:00 What happened to LeBron in 2011 39:20 How close the Knicks were to landing AD 41:55 Sneaking into Lakers games growing up 55:10 When he first heard the news about...


Stephen Curry’s trainer on the Jamal Murray comparisons

What does Stephen Curry think about the Jamal Murray comparisons? Brandon Payne, Curry’s trainer and the founder of Accelerate Basketball, discusses whether the comparisons are valid. Plus Payne gives an update on Curry’s offseason workouts and reveals why he decided to bulk up. 3:55 How Steph is doing 15:10 Comparing Jamal Murray to Steph 25:55 How long will Steph's career will last?


Stan Van Gundy on what went wrong with the Clippers

How will LeBron James and the Lakers stop Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets? Tom Haberstroh previewed the NBA Conference Finals with TNT analyst and former NBA head coach Stan Van Gundy. Plus Van Gundy revealed why he joined Twitter this summer. 6:30 Working with his brother (Jeff Van Gundy) 18:10 The PJ Brown fight story from SVG's perspective 24:15 The Boston-Miami series 39:45 The Clippers’ biggest problem 50:05 Why Jokic is the best passing big man of all-time 1:07:15 SVG's Twitter...


Jorge Sedano’s favorite LeBron James stories from LA and Miami

Will the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat meet in the NBA Finals? Tom Haberstroh discusses with ESPN’s Jorge Sedano, who has covered both teams extensively. Plus Haberstroh and Sedano swap stories from covering the Heat during the LeBron James era. 13:25 Tom's story about Justin Bieber getting into a car crash outside his house 22:50 Can LeBron do anything to unseat MJ, or will he always be No. 2? 40:10 Why LeBron needs AD to step up to win another ring 42:50 Playoff Rondo 57:35 Can...


John Hollinger on Steve Nash to the Brooklyn Nets

Why did the Brooklyn Nets hire Hall of Fame point guard Steve Nash to be their new head coach? Tom Haberstroh discussed what moves the Nets need to make next with The Athletic’s John Hollinger, the former VP of Basketball Operations for the Memphis Grizzlies. Plus Haberstroh and Hollinger previewed the keys to the Lakers-Rockets series. 6:00 Is head coach of the Brooklyn Nets a good job? 14:50 Coach K to the 76ers? 24:40 Explaining the sloppy NBA endings 35:50 What AD needs to do in the...


Wolves President Gersson Rosas on the No. 1 pick

Who will the Minnesota Timberwolves select with the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft? Tom Haberstroh discussed with Gersson Rosas, the Wolves’ President of Basketball Operations. 6:15 Direction he is thinking of going with the No. 1 pick 10:35 Trade market for the No. 1 pick 18:25 Goal of the NBA protests 29:40 Bond between KAT and DLo 36:15 Is it ever fair to say a draft class is weak?


ESPN’s Amin Elhassan on the NBA playoffs

Why have there been so many upsets in the first round of the NBA playoffs? Tom Haberstroh discussed with Amin Elhassan, ESPN’s NBA analyst and a longtime NBA executive. Plus Elhassan shared hilarious stories about Kwame Brown and Michael Beasley. 1:30 Why Toronto seems the most prepared for the NBA bubble 12:30 What is wrong with LeBron and the Lakers 29:25 What is wrong with Kawhi and the Clippers 35:10 How Amin knew Michael Beasley would struggle in the NBA 38:10 Funny story about...


ESPN’s Pablo Torre on being a virtual fan in the NBA bubble

What is like to be a virtual fan in the NBA bubble? ESPN’s Pablo Torre, who was spotted on television eating a sandwich as a virtual fan during the Pacers-Heat game, revealed how it happened and shared his takeaways from watching the NBA bubble. 5:35 Pablo's experience as a virtual fan 10:15 Stugotz’s struggles as a virtual fan 27:50 Pablo's thoughts on the 76ers and Ben Simmons’ injury 35:50 How "useless" Pablo thinks Al Horford is for the 76ers 48:50 Will the NBA need a bubble next...


All-NBA Bubble Team with TrueHoop’s David Thorpe

Who should make an All-NBA Bubble Team, and who deserves to be on an All-NBA Bubble Burst Team? Tom Haberstroh debated with TrueHoop’s David Thorpe. 4:00 Russell Westbrook’s hot start 11:50 All-NBA Bubble Team 36:30 Is Anthony Davis the best teammate LeBron has ever had? 50:05 All-NBA Bubble Burst Team 1:00:30 MVP…LeBron vs Giannis


NBA restart with Portland Trail Blazers President Neil Olshey

Who is the NBA’s best golfer? Neil Olshey, the President of Basketball Operations for the Portland Trail Blazers, revealed his answer from the NBA bubble in Florida. Plus Olshey discussed everything you need to know about the Blazers, including the story behind Skinny Melo and Damian Lillard’s health. 4:50 Preparing for the bubble 9:10 The story behind "Skinny Melo" 14:50 How good Jusuf Nurkic has looked 27:43 Damian Lillard’s health 39:00 The best golfers in the NBA


Talking hoops with ESPN’s Adam Schefter

You know Adam Schefter as ESPN’s top NFL news breaker, but he is also secretly obsessed with the NBA. Schefter discussed his basketball roots and revealed his NBA title prediction. 3:37 Adam’s success with DFS golf 6:05 How Adam nearly became a baseball writer 18:55 Attending a party with Chris Paul and Jay-Z 21:00 Adam’s MVP ballot 35:00 Who will win the NBA title