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.
Amin and Tom are joined by the multi-faceted Renee Montgomery to discuss her new position as a venture capitalist, why successful organizations start at the top with management, how to cure the Atlanta Hawks regular season boredom, the outrageously high standard of playing for UCONN, and the best ballers in West Virginia history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tom and Amin are joined by former colleague and current friend Howard Beck to discuss landscaping, Klay Thompson's reactions to criticism, whether these Warriors have the goods, NBA lineage, the greatest Howards in basketball, and how Scoot Henderson could be at the forefront of major change in the prep to pros landscape. Warriors Story Scoot Henderson Story Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Amin and Tom are joined by independent writer tackling the topic of cancel culture, Ethan Strauss. They discuss his article on Grant Napear, and then put their goggles on and dive face first into the Robert Sarver situation, since one of the hosts of this podcast used to work there, you might have heard about it. Finally, we end with some Tom's Trivia. Subscribe to House of Strauss on Substack https://houseofstrauss.substack.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Amin and Tom are joined by Steph Curry's trainer Brandon Payne, who takes us into Chef Curry's kitchen and identifies some of the key ingredients for his amazing success. They also discuss Michael Porter Jr's evolution and a legendary workout with Steph, Luka and Jalen Green, before Tom's Trivia and an Amin rant. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tom and Amin are joined by Derek Bodner, senior writer at the Athletic, to discuss the swirling, amorphous nature of the Ben Simmons situation, Joel Embiid's comments, Daryl Morey's refusal to budge, and what it means for the 76ers going forward. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In a mini episode shorter than Kyrie Irving's instagram live last night, Author Matt Sullivan stops by to discuss the implications for Kyrie and the Brooklyn Nets with Tom. Buy Matt's Book: Can't Knock The Hustle: Inside the Season of Protest, Pandemic, and Progress with the Brooklyn Nets' Superstars of Tomorrow Read Matt's Rolling Stone Article: ‘They've Got Biden, We've Got Kyrie Irving': Top Anti-Vaxxers Turn NBA Stars Into Disinformation Heroes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tom and Amin are unite the triforce once again with Ethan Sherwood Strauss to discuss his latest articles on his substack, unleash an absolute buffet of impressions, Andre Iguodala's entrepreneurial feedback, and so much more. Subscribe to House of Strauss on Substack https://houseofstrauss.substack.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tom and Amin are joined by Vincent Goodwill, coiner of the "Death Lineup" and author of the article "Stop giving vocal minority of anti-vaxx NBA players the space to be loud and wrong" (https://yhoo.it/3kWCu7J). They discuss the non vaccinated minority in the NBA, including Kyrie Irving and Andrew Wiggins. Then Amin updates his US City power rankings based on a recent airport fiasco. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tom and Amin are joined by three time Sixth Man of the Year winner and newly retired Jamal Crawford! They discuss Gersson Rosas' firing in Minnesota, Khalid El-Amin, the Donald Sterling saga, coaching his son's AAU team, and the amazing moves he kept stashed away. Finally, Tom attempts to stump him with some trivia, but it doesn't go as expected. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tom mourns the loss of his majestic dog, Cooper, and Ethan offers support while Amin serves as roast master general. They also discuss the passing of the great Norm Macdonald, the solemn and inconspicuous nature of the corn farmer, and subtle complexities of the english language. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tom and Amin are joined by Yaron Weitzman, writer for Fox Sports and author of "Tanking to the Top: The Philadelphia 76ers and the Most Audacious Process in the History of Professional Sports". They discuss the latest developments in the Ben Simmons détente, Joel Embiid's confusing tweets, Daryl Morey's negotiating history, and Adele's boyfriend.
Tom & Amin catch up with Mo Dakhil of Bleacher Report and The Athletic during Summer League to discuss the players stealing the spotlight, forgotten former Summer League standouts, the Blazers roster construction, and most importantly, Alperen Şengün. Then Amin and Tom break down the Dennis Schroder signing and looming Ben Simmons trade.
Amin & Tom interrupt Tom's Smoky Mountains vacation to run drills for Coach David Thorpe, Tom's former Nerder She Wrote co-host and contributor to True Hoop. They discuss Cade Cunningham's NBA comps, how IQ plays a role in player success, the Lakers free agent additions, Drummond backing up Embiid, what to do with Ben Simmons, and Coach's worst take that's come back to bite him.
Zach and Amin are joined by their old pal and machinist of victory, Ethan Sherwood Strauss, to discuss the NBA draft as a product, social media discourse, draft comps for players, the Warriors picks and future outlook, and the Russell Westbrook trade.
Amin & Tom are joined by Ringer staff writer Mirin Fader, author of the incredibly well timed upcoming book Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP (amzn.to/3kDRN3v). They discuss some of her incredible anecdotes, her process in choosing to write this book, and how exciting it is to see him win a championship. Then lifelong Bucks fan Danny Mehigan joins the show to give his boots on the ground account from the Deer District, how he turned a profit during the game without gambling, and Danny's dad even weighs in on the first Bucks Championship in 50 years.
Tom & Amin are joined by former NBA Head Coach George Karl to discuss the current state of the finals. Coach talks about why Giannis is his current favorite player, his favorite CBA block that gets overlooked, recovering from injuries, transparency with the media, and those times when you really gotta go (to the bathroom). Then Abstract Shine returns to discuss Don Shampoo's epic finals comeback, lobotomies, multiple dimensions, and how modern players remind him of daycare.
Amin & Tom are joined by Wosny Lambre, the host of Full Court Fits and four time Bill Simmons podcast guest, to discuss Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Topics include Wake Forest point guards, approaches to guarding Giannis, the Suns immaculate roster construction, and Coach Budenholzer's adjustments before Game 2 tips off tonight.
Tom & Amin are joined by Tom's former editor at BR Mag Matt Sullivan to discuss his new book Can't Knock the Hustle ( http://hc.com/TheHustle ). Topics include his DMs with Kyrie Irving, DeAndre Jordan's likability factor, whether or not Charlotte is the epicenter of all NBA decision making, and which USA Basketball partnership will lead to the next super team.
Tom and Amin are joined by The Dunker Spot's Steve Jones Jr., former assistant coach and video coordinator in the NBA. Topics include outlandish ice cream flavors, Brook Lopez' range, Ben Simmons future, the Bucks-Hawks matchup, and a visit from childhood friend Couper Morehead
Tom and Amin are joined by In Street Clothes' Jeff Stotts, also an injury analyst for SMART and Rotowire. Topics include his prized Star Wars poster, whether injuries are more frequent during this compressed season than others, the Nets backcourt situation, and injury analytics. Then, Abstract Shine returns to give Jeff some insight into how Don Shampoo handled "injuries" back in his day.
Tom Haberstroh and Amin Elhassan are back from the Freedumb marathon in Miami to talk to Sarah Kustok, NBA analyst for the Brooklyn Nets. Topics include hot peppers (what else?), room service, Amino Acid's notepad, and copious amounts of Nets chatter as they hold a commanding 2-0 series lead over the Milwaukee Bucks.
Tom Haberstroh and Amin Elhassan are joined by the author of The Victory Machine, Ethan Sherwood Strauss of the Athletic. Topics include Philip Rivers commute, Naomi Osaka's withdrawal from the French Open, and manipulating Berkeley Co-Ops. Then, Ian Begley of SNY joins the show to chat about zoom press conferences, facial recognition in MSG and Knick fans' morale. Finally, Radio Ethan unleashes his opinion on Rick Carlisle and Kyrie Irving.
Tom Haberstroh and Amin Elhassan are joined by Jerry Ferrara from Entourage and Power. Topics include potential names for his new child, Trae Young shushing the Knicks, Bill de Blasio's pandering, Jerry's experience with the Celebrity Game, and how his pickup game is a talent farm for future Hollywood royalty. Amin and Tom also discuss the first episode of 'Mike Tyson: The Knockout" which premieres tonight.
Tom Haberstroh and Amin Elhassan are joined by Mo Dakhil of Bleacher Report and Tom's ex, Nerder She Wrote on the Athletic. Topics include Nick Young mixing him up with Mo Williams, his video series One Mo Thing, and a Warriors-Lakers preview. Then Amin and Mo go deep on their histories as video coordinators, naming all the coaches that used to be peers, which software was better, and how to scam meals off of higher ups in the organization. Finally, Abstract Shine (Andrew Shalen) returns to wax nostalgic about Don Shampoo.
Tom Haberstroh and Amin Elhassan are joined by Nick Wright of Fox Sports 1's First Things First. Topics include his humble beginnings in Kansas City before making it onto Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, his proficiency at googling, and of course, his balkan blood-feud with Nikola Jokic (and really any Nikola that gets in his way).
Tom Haberstroh and Amin Elhassan are joined by Ben Lyons, the sports culture reporter for CBS LA and die hard New York Knicks fan. Topics include the Academy Awards, sneaking pizza into a movie theater with his dad, whether or not golf is a sport, and of course, how Julius Randle and RJ Barret are helping to quiet the ghosts of knickmas past.
Tom Haberstroh and Amin Elhassan are joined by Ian Karmel, James Corden's head writer and co-host (NOT sidekick), as well as creator of the All Fantasy Everything podcast. Topics include the weirdness of late night television, how to do standup now that he's super hot, his love of Portland and the Trailblazers, and his relationship with Meyers Leonard.
Tom Haberstroh and Amin Elhassan are joined by familiar voice Wosny Lambre, The Athletic's style rankings chairman and cohost of the upcoming Culture Calculus podcast with Kavitha Davidson. Topics include the tragic passing of DMX and his permanent impact on layup line music, Nuggets prospects in the wake of Jamal Murray's injury, Warriors usage of Steph Curry, and it wouldn't be a Wos episode if he didn't talk about Brooklyn ad nauseam!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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