This afternoon, Tom Haberstroh was a guest on David Lloyd’s “Sportscenter” ESPN show.
Haberstroh jokingly asked fellow NBA analyst Chris Broussard if the San Antonio Spurs could make him into a pro player.
Broussard laughed: “I don’t know. I’ve seen you play!”
Lloyd — a 1979 Staples High School graduate — alertly noted that Haberstroh played hoops at Staples.
Sure, it was more than 2 decades after Lloyd graduated. But that gave Haberstroh a perfect opening. He drove the lane, and took it.
“Go Wreckers!” Haberstroh said, as the segment wound up.
Most of Sportscenter’s millions of listeners had no idea what that meant.
But Haberstroh, Lloyd and all of us do.
BONUS FUN FACT: Haberstroh also was featured on Colin Cowherd’s ESPN radio show. It’s produced by John Lawrence — another former Staples athlete. Quite a day for the Wreckers!
I think I also heard Tom on Mike & Mike, which is co-hosted by Westporter Mike Greenberg.