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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.




Liz Hannah

Tom Haberstroh and Amin Elhassan are joined by Hollywood producer/writer and hoops fan Liz Hannah to talk about her beloved Tar Heels, why she loves Gregg Popovich and her road to becoming a screenwriter and producer for The Post and Long Shot. Plus, she reviews the Space Jam 2 trailer and defends Tom Hanks' performance in A League Of Their Own.


The Legend of Don Shampoo

Tom and Amin are joined by Abstract Shine (Andrew Shalen) who tells stories about Don Shampoo, a legendary basketball player that has been canceled by today's soft NBA. Plus, we talk to Andrew about his work on social media and how he developed his comedy acts.


Warriors talk with Ethan Strauss

Tom Haberstroh and Amin Elhassan are joined by The Athletic's Ethan Strauss to discuss the Warriors season, Ethan's book and Steve Kerr's rant about a quote being taken out of context on Twitter. Radio Ethan also weighs in and then we react to Colin Cowherd's reaction to Steve Kerr.


NBA Agent Bernie Lee

Tom Haberstroh and Amin Elhassan are joined by NBA agent Bernie Lee. The President of Basketball at Quartexx Management tells us his journey to becoming Jimmy Butler's agent and plays fact-or-fiction on Jimmy Butler factoids. Lee also explains what it's like to be in a room with Pat Riley.


NBA Talent Booker Gina Paradiso

Amin Elhassan and Tom Haberstroh welcome in an old friend who may have the deepest contact list in the NBA, Gina Paradiso. "G" talks to us about her life as a talent booker at the ESPY's and ESPN NBA programming, her new podcast with Kendrick Perkins, her Stephen Curry fandom, the secret sauce of the All The Smoke podcast and also get into Miami Heat center Meyers Leonard's anti-semitic slur on his Twitch stream.


Zach Harper of The Athletic

Tom and Amin are joined by their pal Zach Harper of The Athletic to have an MVP-level conversation about The MVP Conversation and discuss the Atlanta Hawks firing Lloyd Pierce. Also: why is Robert Covington in the Skills Challenge at All-Star?


Vinnie Goodwill of Yahoo! Sports

Tom Haberstroh and Amin Elhassan are joined by Yahoo! Sports NBA reporter Vinnie Goodwill to talk about LeBron James' minutes, picking against the King and the racial dynamics of the Minnesota Timberwolves coaching change. Plus, a discussion on DeMarcus Cousins' future and Amin tells stories.


Brian Sutterer, MD on Anthony Davis + Draymond Green Rant

Tom Haberstroh and Amin Elhassan react to Draymond Green's epic rant about Andre Drummond's situation and Green's perceived double standard in the NBA. Was Green right? Amin and Tom are also joined by sports doctor Brian Sutterer to analyze the Anthony Davis Achilles situation and how Sutterer became a YouTube sensation.


Chris Haynes

Tom Haberstroh and Amin Elhassan are joined by Yahoo! Sports senior NBA insider Chris Haynes to discuss LeBron James interactions in the bubble, All-Star Weekend in Atlanta and NBA players' openness to the COVID vaccination. Also: Amin tells stories about tight pants at Dan Le Batard's wedding.


With Seerat Sohi

Amin Elhassan and Tom Haberstroh welcome in their pal Seerat Sohi, who covers the NBA for Yahoo! Sports. The crew break down the LeBron/court-side saga and discuss the real reason why the NBA holding All-Star Weekend in Atlanta is a very bad idea. Plus, Stephen Curry's shot, Heat panic and Bradley Beal trade talk. Also: Amin tells stories.


With Henry Abbott of TrueHoop

On this episode of the Habershow podcast, Tom Haberstroh and special guest Henry Abbott try and fail to teach Amin Elhassan basic stock market principles as it relates to the GameStop story. Then, the crew discusses how Michael Jordan's business deals with hedge funds could be problematic and whether players should get equity in teams. Finally, Amin tells stories about working for an NBA owner.


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