206 episodes

Why settle for more boring analysis and fake hot takes? Get the real knowledge, the real scoop, the real weird and totally unexpected on all-things basketball and more on ODDBALL with Amin Elhassan & Charlotte Wilder.
Daily, Tuesday thru Friday, the funny and fearless NBA insider Amin Elhassan brings his expertise and love for the game to a whole new level with sports writer and analyst Charlotte Wilder to break down the culture and world around the game in ways you won't find anywhere else.

Oddball w/ Amin Elhassan & Charlotte Wilder Amin Elhassan, Charlotte Wilder

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    • 4.9 • 610 Ratings

Why settle for more boring analysis and fake hot takes? Get the real knowledge, the real scoop, the real weird and totally unexpected on all-things basketball and more on ODDBALL with Amin Elhassan & Charlotte Wilder.
Daily, Tuesday thru Friday, the funny and fearless NBA insider Amin Elhassan brings his expertise and love for the game to a whole new level with sports writer and analyst Charlotte Wilder to break down the culture and world around the game in ways you won't find anywhere else.

    NBA Contracts, Olympic Basketball, Summing Up Summer League

    NBA Contracts, Olympic Basketball, Summing Up Summer League

    After a long week at Summer League, it's the Oddball crew's last day in Vegas. But before we go, we have to talk about, you guessed it, more basketball. The Lakers hired Lindsey Harding as the assistant coach to head coach JJ Redick. Amin thinks it adds some needed experience to the Lakers staff. Mikal Bridges signed a team-friendly deal, but Amin and Charlotte still believe he and Bruson are being lowballed. The President of the Clippers says he is upset Kawhi is not playing for Team USA, but Amin thinks it's cap. Before leaving Summer League, Amin spoke with attendees like former NBA players Al Harrington and Ryan Hollins, sportswriter Frank Isola, and social media athlete Tristan Jass about this year's players, games, and atmosphere. We also have our weekly segment of Odd and Ends, where we talk about Alexsandre Sarr's abysmal outing on Tuesday and Jayson Tatum's story about Lebron James from childhood. Amin also shares his interviews from his time at the Call of Duty suite with Stephanie Snowden, Grant Williams, Isaiah Thomas, and Jalen Williams, where they watched Bronny James win the Summer League C.O.D Tournament. Charlotte wraps up the show with her tour of the Thomas and Mack Center, edited by Gen Z producer Sam. 
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    • 28 min
    2025 NBA Season Preview feat. Rachel Nichols

    2025 NBA Season Preview feat. Rachel Nichols

    Rachel Nichols joins the Oddball crew again to talk more about summertime NBA shenanigans. The Olympics are around the corner, and Rachel will be in Paris to watch Team USA live in action. Kevin Durant still hasn't been seen in practice, and Rachel thinks it makes sense to rest him if you want him healed for the Olympics. DraftKings has released this season's NBA win totals, so naturally, the crew has to give their thoughts on the best win totals. Charlotte, Amin, and Rachel share their thoughts on the line for the team they are contractually obligated to discuss: The Lakers. To close the show, they do a heat check with Rachel Nichols for the Houston Rockets, Anthony Edwards, Summer League, and... the French??
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    • 28 min
    Bronny, Summer League, and Brunson's Contract feat. Rachel Nichols

    Bronny, Summer League, and Brunson's Contract feat. Rachel Nichols

    The astounding Rachel Nichols joins us to help discuss everything NBA. She helps Charlotte and Amin make sense of Bronny James’ performance at Summer League, and reveals what Bronny was like as a toddler. Then, Juju Gotti joins the show to help break down more NBA news. Amin thinks the Knicks break the bank on Jalen Brunson, and Charlotte, along with Knicks fans, think it's worth it. Team USA is losing players left and right, but Steve Kerr deflects as if it doesn't affect the team. Summer league is still going and players not named Bronny are doing really well, especially Houston Rockets' Reed Shepard. Tune in tomorrow for more from Rachel Nichols. 
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    • 37 min
    Fran Fraschilla On The 2024 Draft Class and Prospects

    Fran Fraschilla On The 2024 Draft Class and Prospects

    JuJu Gotti joins Amin to break down what's going on in Summer League and how nothing even matters during Summer League because the NBA season is vastly different. Jack Gohlke, Cam Spencer, Bronny, Dalton Knecht, etc can look good or bad, but when the season starts, it's not the same. However, looking good goes a long way if you maintain your skills in the NBA. Later, former college basketball coach and commentator Fran Fraschilla joins the podcast to give us his thoughts on this year's NBA draft class and its prospects. As well as why and how all of these Frenchmen and overall foreign NBA players are starting to take over the league. 
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    • 28 min
    Kawhi Leonard is Out, Derrick White is in

    Kawhi Leonard is Out, Derrick White is in

    Amin is joined by guest co-host JuJu Gotti. He's here to help us figure out whether Kawhi needed the Olympics to cement his legacy after he withdrew from Team USA. If he doesn't, does Joel Embiid? Kawhi was replaced by Derrick White, but should White's spot have gone to Finals MVP winner Jaylen Brown instead? Lebron was voted the best player on Team USA, but was Cooper Flagg's performance in training camp more impressive? Zach Edey is showing the world what the hype is about, and is now the Rookie of the Year betting favorite on DraftKings. Amin and Juju close the show with Odds and Ends, where they cover Lebron James' comments about Bronny tuning out criticism, Kiyan Anthony, Carmelo Anthony's son, thinking Lebron and Bronny would beat him and his dad in a 2-on-2 matchup, and a Damian Lillard horse statue in Ogden, Utah.  
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    • 28 min
    Team USA, Derozan and Bronny's Summer League Debut

    Team USA, Derozan and Bronny's Summer League Debut

    Charlotte is out today, so our favorite supercomputer, Al Gorithim, is assisting Amin. Anthony Edwards feels like the best player on Team USA. Does he have a point? Steph Curry says he'll be a Warrior for life, but Amin says it reminds him of many other great players who have said that before and still left the team. Amin explains to Al why Demar DeRozan's trade to the Sacramento Kings is a big deal, despite the lack of trending metadata tags in the story. Lastly, Eddie Johnson joined the show to discuss the overlap between basketball and golfing.  
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    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
610 Ratings

610 Ratings

Cbas74 ,

Let Juju cook

Loved the Juju guest fill-in

MedTech Geek ,

And Just Like That Haberstroh is Back

I like Oddball and really appreciated hearing Tom on the LBF network again. Miss the days of Basketball Illuminati, Tom’s working of the data and Amin’s irreverence (of course May keeping all together).

qwertyuiopasdz ,

insane take

Amin: wouldn’t the Knicks rather give up 5 FRPs for PG??? No???? He’s 34/often injured and would get paid 55m at age 38. He seriously said PG was “not much older than mikal” HUH

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