HoopSpeak Live 80: Chris Ballard

Today’s guest is Chris Ballard of Sports Illustrated.

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HoopSpeak Live 49: The Clips

This was a big show. For one, we had Chris Ballard on the show. If you haven’t read his book, The Art Of A Beautiful Game, then you are a BAD BASKETBALL FAN. But we’ll forgive you for that. Just read it as soon as you can. Anyway, Chris joined the show to discuss his recent features on Tim Duncan and Kobe and Jellybean Bryant as well as his new book, One Shot At Forever. But that’s not all! To talk about the Sixers/Celtics series, we welcomed back Tom Sunnergren of Philadunkia. And for Pacers/Heat, we brought on HSL mainstay Tom Haberstroh of The Heat Index and Jared Wade of Eight Points, Nine Seconds, who made his first and definitely not last appearance on the show.

Here is the show in a a handy YouTube playlist:


Here are the individual clips:

:00 – :12 – Intro + Lakers/Heat talk [Part 1, Part 2 - Turns out it's important to have more than three good players.]

:12 – :21 – Audience Questions [Ethan would not love a Spurs/Pacers Finals.]

:21 -: 30 – Person of Interest: Tom Sunnergren [Tom can't handle the Jruth. Or he doesn't think the Jruth is that great. One of the two.]

:30 – :45 – Persons of Interest: Jared Wade & Tom Haberstroh [Part 1, Part 2 - Could the Pacers beat the Heat? MAYBE!]

:45 – 1:11 – Person of Interest: Chris Ballard [Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 - Duncan, Pop, Stack Jack, Kobe, etc.]

1:11 – 1:16 – Dagger/Smash/Noted [SWAG! Wait, I take that back.]

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HoopSpeak Live 49: Tom Sunnergren, Tom Haberstroh, Jared Wade and Chris Ballard

Today’s guests:

Tom Sunnergren of Philadunkia

Jared Wade of Eight Points, Nine Seconds and Tom Haberstroh of The Heat Index and ESPN.com

Chris Ballard of Sports Illustrated, whose book “One Shot At Forever” was released on Tuesday.

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