The Rematch takes a look at the thin line between love and hate in sports; a show that examines the nature of media and popular opinion by giving athletes an open forum to reclaim their identities from labels like polarizing, mercurial, and immature.
Hosted by NBA Veteran Etan Thomas, this unique athlete-first podcast will explore the differences between how we see professional athletes and who they really are.
To call Bill Laimbeer polarizing would be an understatement. While playing for the Detroit Pistons in the 1980s and ’90s, Laimbeer was known as an enforcer — a player who was willing to go the extra mile for victory, even if it sometimes meant crossing the line of dirty play. And while some fans loved his tactics, there were others who seemed barely able to stand the mere mention of his name. On this episode of The Rematch, the NBA veteran turned WNBA coach shares his perspective on team identity, rough play and the evolution of the game of basketball.