Basketball Illuminati

By Tom Haberstroh & Amin Elhassan

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Tired of agenda-driven basketball talk that only offers glimpses of the truth? Wish there was a place you could get the full picture? Basketball Illuminati offers you salvation. Go behind the scenes with exclusive analysis previously restricted from the general public. Fearless NBA Insiders Amin Elhassan and Tom Haberstroh peel back the curtain on why things happen in the NBA.

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A F*¢©¡π% Travesty
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Our exclusive Draft Lottery coverage continues this week with truth teller Howard Beck from Sports Illustrated, but not before choosing sides in the power struggle in Philly and examining the beefy backstory of Patrick Beverley and Chris Paul. After we pry open his third eye, Howard shares his favorite NBA conspiracy theory, taking us on a joyride to Los Angeles circa 2011. We also reminisce on our favorite draft lottery "winners" from years past with the help of Illuminarmy heroes Bomani Jones, John Skipper and Ethan Sherwood Strauss. Subscribe to Basketball Illuminati! On Apple or Spotify Email us: basketballilluminati@gmail.com Twitter: @bballilluminati Instagram: @basketballilluminati Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 18, 2022
The Frozen Envelope
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With the NBA Draft Lottery upon us, the Illuminarmy generals talk to award-winning journalist Patrick Hruby about the 1985 Draft Lottery conspiracy theory, his fascinating hunt for truth and why his commissioned report got spiked at ESPN in 2012. Hruby, this week's Truthteller, reveals for the first time how his magazine feature ironically became a talking point for former commissioner David Stern during the 2012 NBA Finals. Plus, Amin reacts to the Winning Time season finale before we unveil the game within the game within the Boston-Milwaukee series. Lastly, Tom Did His Own Research about the tidal wave of offensive fouls. Read Patrick's article The Truth Is Out There Subscribe to Basketball Illuminati! On Apple or Spotify Email us: basketballilluminati@gmail.com Twitter: @bballilluminati Instagram: @basketballilluminati Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 11, 2022
Valar Morghulis
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As the Los Angeles Lakers coaching search comes full circle, the Zen Master just doesn't hold a candle to the Shadow GM. On this week's episode, we bring in famed NBA bettor and former Mavericks executive Haralabos "Bob" Voulgaris to reveal searing truths about the league. Voulgaris takes us behind the curtain in Dallas and shares his lessons from the room where it happens and the reasons why he retired from gambling. We'll also review Draymond Green's flagrant reputation and share surprising data about Scott Foster, the referee the Association told you not to worry about. Subscribe to Basketball Illuminati! On Apple or Spotify Email us: basketballilluminati@gmail.com Twitter: @bballilluminati Instagram: @basketballilluminati Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 04, 2022
The Jordan Rules
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Get your brooms out, it's time to sweep this messy Nets season into the dust bin, but not before we decrypt one last message from Kyrie Irving. Misinformation spreads on the internet like wildfire, so consider us your source for verification and authentication as we sift through the headlines. Finally, the unexpected axing of James Borrego by the Charlotte brass calls our attention to the hiring methodology and practices of one Michael Jeffrey Jordan. What will the next Hornets coach need to have on their resumé? Subscribe to Basketball Illuminati! On Apple or Spotify Email us: basketballilluminati@gmail.com Twitter: @bballilluminati Instagram: @basketballilluminati Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 27, 2022
Voter Transparency
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The NBA Playoffs have arrived and the deceptions out there are stronger than ever. Make sure to keep your third eye open as Stephen Curry returns to the Warriors and Kyrie Irving flips off an entire fanbase. To get the record straight on rampant strange block/charge calls, we bring in former NBA referee Don Vaden. Amin shares an Inconvenient Truth about technical difficulties and we defend against a misinformation campaign about NBA awards with some truth about the media voting process. Email us: basketballilluminati@gmail.com Twitter: @bballilluminati Instagram: @basketballilluminati Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 20, 2022
Turn Injuries Off
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The regular season is over, but the Lakers are still attempting to control the narrative. Basketball Illuminati won't let it happen. On this week's episode, we'll unveil what's really going on in this Raptors-Sixers matchup -- the Medical Series between Doc and Nurse that promises to get bloody. Speaking of medicals, Tom Did His Own Research on NBA star absences and Amin proposes "a great solution" for commissioner Adam Silver. We bring in Truth-teller and injury guru Jeff Stotts of the In Street Clothes podcast to share intel about the biggest injuries in the NBA and when those players might be back. Last but not least, Amin shares a most Inconvenient Truth about Magic Johnson. Email us: basketballilluminati@gmail.com Twitter: @bballilluminati Instagram: @basketballilluminati Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 13, 2022
Aggregators
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Welcome to the last week of the NBA season, where teams jostle for playoff positioning and MVP candidates make one last furious push to the finish line. Although the Lakers have been officially eliminated from the Playoffs, LeBron James still has something to play for. We are joined by Wosny Lambre of The Ringer to discuss his burgeoning status as a newsbreaker and render a diagnosis on the state of the process and its various moving parts. Finally, Kyrie knows something we are all too afraid to acknowledge. Email us: basketballilluminati@gmail.com Twitter: @bballilluminati Instagram: @basketballilluminati Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 06, 2022
The Scape-GOAT
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An NBA player attacks one of our own, and we won’t hold our tongue. Fellow truth-tellers Kate Fagan and Jessica Smetana of the Off The Looking Glass podcast join us to expose a massive basketball injustice that plagues March Madness. And lastly, our eyes are opened to some graphic content and we keep digging to reveal which teams secretly coddle their stars, leading us to serve Kevin Durant with his newest nickname: The Scape-GOAT. Email us: basketballilluminati@gmail.com Twitter: @bballilluminati Instagram: @basketballilluminati Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 30, 2022
Maratatouille
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LeBron James dunked his way out of an invitation to Kevin Love's wedding, and he's having "the time of his life". Just like Kevin Love's pride, a lot of your favorite NBA players are hurt right now. Tom and Amin decrypt the coded language of NBA front office executives and reveal when we can expect to see stars such as Ben Simmons, Kawhi Leonard, and Jamal Murray back on the court. Then Tom parses the data on Russell Westbrook's shot attempts in an effort to free his mind from restrictions of conformity, and finally we monitor the level of spice in the beef stew simmering between the Warriors and a certain referee. Email us: basketballilluminati@gmail.com Twitter: @bballilluminati Instagram: @basketballilluminati Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 23, 2022
The Media Gets Sacked
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A Basketball Illuminati worldwide exclusive: the man behind Ballsack Sports joins the program. How did the Joker of sports media infiltrate ESPN and expose the industry’s blindness to reality? What’s the endgame? Mr. Ballsack explains the phenomenon behind his crusade for truth. Plus, KAT’s 60 and the Lakers play-in, Tom Did His Own Research about star trios and Amin has had enough of Draymond’s latest campaign. Email us: basketballilluminati@gmail.com Twitter: @bballilluminati Instagram: @basketballilluminati Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 16, 2022
Westbr**k
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The Basketball Illuminarmy has enlisted new soldier in the fight to uncover the truth, and he comes equipped with a keyboard and microphone. Ethan Strauss joins the show to discuss CAA v Klutch and just how far the agency tendrils extend into the seats of Power in the NBA. Tom and Amin also address Russell Westbrook's frustrations and LeBron taking The Shop's talents to Youtube. Subscribe to Ethan's Substack: https://houseofstrauss.substack.com/ Email us: basketballilluminati@gmail.com Twitter: @bballilluminati Instagram: @basketballilluminati Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 09, 2022
Zion's Landing
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Don’t be fooled, Illuminarmy: The MVP has already been awarded. Then, Amin connects the dots on the scheme to accelerate Zion’s exodus to the Big Apple. Finally, Tom does his own research on the hidden hand of the NBA and which teams receive the best refs. We will not be silenced. Send tips to basketballilluminati@gmail.com and be sure to keep your third eye open. Email us: basketballilluminati@gmail.com Twitter: @bballilluminati Instagram: @basketballilluminati Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 02, 2022
Conservation Of Points
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After NBA Commissioner Adam Silver attempts to shut reporters out, Tom Haberstroh and Amin Elhassan urge the Basketball Illuminarmy to stay vigilant and keep their eyes open. We connect the dots and find that the prophecy is coming true: LeBron James is going back to Cleveland with Bronaldinho. Then Amin delivers his Inconvenient Truth about yet another referee cover-up and introduces the Law of Conservation of Points. And finally, Tom Does His Own Research, and everything comes full circle in Episode 2. We will not be silenced. Send tips to basketballilluminati@gmail.com and be sure to keep your third eye open. Email us: basketballilluminati@gmail.com Twitter: @bballilluminati Instagram: @basketballilluminati Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 23, 2022
Checks and Balances
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In the premiere episode of Basketball Illuminati, longtime NBA insiders Amin Elhassan and Tom Haberstroh connect the dots on the Harden-Simmons trade and plot where it goes next. For the first time, Tom publicly releases details about BuddyGate, a mysterious disappearance that happened before our very eyes. Finally, Tom does his own research and uncovers information about Amin’s old acquaintance. Email us: basketballilluminati@gmail.com Twitter: @bballilluminati Instagram: @basketballilluminati Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 17, 2022
Episode 0: Trailer
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Tired of agenda-driven basketball talk that only offers glimpses of the truth? Wish there was a place you could get the full picture? Basketball Illuminati offers you salvation. Go behind the scenes with insider analysis previously restricted from the general public. Fearless NBA Insiders Amin Elhassan and Tom Haberstroh peel back the curtain on the “why” things happen in the NBA. Email us: basketballilluminati@gmail.com Twitter: @bballilluminati Instagram: @basketballilluminati Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 16, 2022