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The Habershow: Tom Haberstroh’s NBA Podcast
72 minutes | a month ago
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 debate22:20 The Lakers’ superstar duos (LeBron/AD, Kobe/Pau, Kobe/Shaq) 51:40 Teams competing for the title next season53:30 Teams going after Giannis in free agency1:02:40 The greatness of the Miami Heat organization
57 minutes | 2 months ago
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 bubble12:50 Marc’s new hobbies in the bubble25:35 Why Meyers Leonard is not kneeling35:00 Who has been the Finals MVP so far?40:20 Book on Spencer Haywood
63 minutes | 2 months ago
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 make29:00 What happened to LeBron in 201139:20 How close the Knicks were to landing AD41:55 Sneaking into Lakers games growing up55:10 When he first heard the news about Kobe
34 minutes | 2 months ago
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 doing15:10 Comparing Jamal Murray to Steph25:55 How long will Steph's career will last?
74 minutes | 2 months ago
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 perspective24:15 The Boston-Miami series39:45 The Clippers’ biggest problem50:05 Why Jokic is the best passing big man of all-time1:07:15 SVG's Twitter account and political goals
62 minutes | 3 months ago
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 house22:50 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 ring42:50 Playoff Rondo57:35 Can the Heat make a NBA Finals run?
49 minutes | 3 months ago
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 endings35:50 What AD needs to do in the Lakers-Rockets series44:10 NBA Finals predictions
50 minutes | 3 months ago
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 pick10:35 Trade market for the No. 1 pick18:25 Goal of the NBA protests29:40 Bond between KAT and DLo 36:15 Is it ever fair to say a draft class is weak?
69 minutes | 3 months ago
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 bubble12:30 What is wrong with LeBron and the Lakers29:25 What is wrong with Kawhi and the Clippers35:10 How Amin knew Michael Beasley would struggle in the NBA38:10 Funny story about Kwame Brown
65 minutes | 3 months ago
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 fan10:15 Stugotz’s struggles as a virtual fan27:50 Pablo's thoughts on the 76ers and Ben Simmons’ injury35:50 How "useless" Pablo thinks Al Horford is for the 76ers48:50 Will the NBA need a bubble next season?
84 minutes | 4 months ago
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 start11:50 All-NBA Bubble Team36:30 Is Anthony Davis the best teammate LeBron has ever had?50:05 All-NBA Bubble Burst Team1:00:30 MVP…LeBron vs Giannis
42 minutes | 4 months ago
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 bubble9:10 The story behind "Skinny Melo"14:50 How good Jusuf Nurkic has looked27:43 Damian Lillard’s health39:00 The best golfers in the NBA
40 minutes | 4 months ago
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 golf6:05 How Adam nearly became a baseball writer18:55 Attending a party with Chris Paul and Jay-Z21:00 Adam’s MVP ballot35:00 Who will win the NBA title
39 minutes | 4 months ago
Inside the NBA bubble with The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears
Is the food really that bad in the NBA bubble? Marc J. Spears, senior NBA writer for The Undefeated, describes life in Orlando for the NBA restart.9:05 What the COVID testing protocols have been like16:00 The impact of social justice messages on the back of player jerseys22:40 Will there be protests in the bubble?24:00 Damian Lillard's birthday party29:40 Solving home-court advantage in the bubble
41 minutes | 5 months ago
What TBT teaches us about the NBA bubble
What is life like inside the TBT bubble? Sean Marshall, captain of Team Challenge ALS in The Basketball Tournament, shared how he is keeping his team safe and his advice for players in the NBA bubble. Plus Marshall explained why Jared Dudley, his co-captain at Boston College, is the smartest guy he has ever played with.For more on the fight against ALS: https://iamals.org/7:40 Life in the TBT bubble15:30 Keeping in shape during COVID-1919:15 Why two players had to leave his team32:00 Why Jared Dudley gets a bad rep36:20 Sean's advice for everyone who want to see sports again
61 minutes | 5 months ago
How the NBA bubble will work with Nate Duncan
Will it be safe inside the NBA bubble? Tom Haberstroh discussed with Nate Duncan, the host of a popular NBA (Dunc’d On Basketball) and COVID (Covid Daily News) podcast.8:10 The NBA's rules for the bubble17:20 Why Disney staffers don't necessarily need to be tested daily32:10 The biggest threat to the bubble42:30 Why the NBA could be in big trouble for next season46:50 Whether the NBA should finish this season or not
54 minutes | 5 months ago
Introducing new Wake Forest head coach Steve Forbes
What’s it like to be interviewed by Tim Duncan and Chris Paul for your new job? Steve Forbes, the new head coach of the Demon Deacons, discussed the interview process with Tom Haberstroh, a proud Wake Forest alum. Plus Forbes told stories about Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse, his best friend, and Fred Van Fleet, who he coached at Wichita State.10:00 Zoom interview with Tim Duncan and Chris Paul18:40 The five tiers of recruiting27:20 Why Nick Nurse is such a good NBA head coach42:15 How Steve and Nick are dealing with gout46:30 Would he ever consider coaching in the NBA?
65 minutes | 5 months ago
Inside the NBA bubble with TrueHoop’s Henry Abbott
What will life be like inside NBA bubble? Tom Haberstroh discussed the health and safety protocols with TrueHoop’s Henry Abbott9:35 Henry's 20 questions for the NBA26:00 What happens if a player breaks the rules?37:35 What if an NBA player gets really sick?44:20 Reactions to Kyrie Irving58:00 Why doesn't the NBA play outside?
80 minutes | 6 months ago
Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce and ESPN’s Amin Elhassan on racial injustice
Is the NBA doing enough to combat racial injustice? Tom Haberstroh discussed with Atlanta Hawks head coach Lloyd Pierce and ESPN’s Amin Elhassan. Pierce explained his viral #JusticeForLloyd Instagram post, while Elhassan compared the New York Knicks to Homer Simpson.Lloyd Pierce:1:55 The viral #JusticeForLloyd Instagram post20:25 Diversity of NBA executives vs. players23:50 Working with the NBA Coaches Association to inspire changeAmin Elhassan:56:40 Why racial issues have overtaken sports1:07:30 Why NBA players don't need to kneel1:16:50 Knicks as Homer Simpson
37 minutes | 6 months ago
Timberwolves coach Ryan Saunders discusses protests in Minnesota
Ryan Saunders had one of his players tell him “that could have been me” after George Floyd died in police custody in Minneapolis. The head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves passionately decried police brutality and praised Karl-Anthony Towns and Josh Okogie for their leadership in standing up for racial equality.4:30 Saunders’ reaction to seeing the video of Floyd12:35 Timberwolves player: "That could have been me"13:50 Saunders' IG post15:25 Watching Karl-Anthony Towns speak out32:10 "I hope more people that look like me do speak out"
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