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On this week’s Women’s Hoops And Talks (W.H.A.T.) Podcast, guest Anna Horford talks about growing up in a basketball family, describes what “putting in the work” looked like for her brothers, and gives her predictions for this year’s NBA awards.

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On this week’s Women’s Hoops And Talks (W.H.A.T.) Podcast, special guest Anna Horford, sister of Boston Celtics Center Al Horford, talks about growing up in a busy basketball family, describes what “putting in the work” looks like, and gives her predictions for this year’s NBA awards.

Tara and Kendyl chat briefly about the NBA Conference finals and then talk to Anna about her podcast the Horford Happy Hour.

Anna provides insight into what it’s like growing up in a busy basketball family--in addition Al, her father played in the NBA and overseas, and her brother Jon Horford plays in the G-League. She also gives her thoughts on dealing with twitter trolls, explains what kind of hard work her brothers put in to make it in the pros and tells a few stories about run-ins with Kobe Bryant, Khris Humphries and Danny Ainge.

All this and more on the latest WHAT podcast.

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1:00 Eastern Conference Finals Preview

4:15 Did LeBron James take a game off?

5:45 Western Conference Preview

7:30 Playing against the Warriors with a chip on their shoulder

12:00 Which finals matchup will be the most entertaining?

15:00 Anna Horford and Horford Happy Hour

16:45 When did she first believe that brother Al Horford would be in the NBA?

17:30 How do you handle it when people criticize your brother?

19:15 What was it like being a member of a busy basketball family?

23:20 Celtics in the playoffs

25:45 Favorite players to watch (besides her brothers)

28:30 NBA Awards predictions

31:30 Women in basketball Anna admires: Becky Hammon and Doris Burke

34:50 Bonus wine recommendation

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Music used in the episode: “Happy Alley” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License