The Full 48

By Bleacher Report and Howard Beck

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 Jun 24, 2019
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Howard Beck takes on the biggest topics and invites A-List guests along for a fast-moving NBA podcast from Bleacher Report that goes the full 48.

Episode Date
Zach Lowe & Rachel Nichols Close Out The Season & The Show
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It’s the final episode of “The Full 48 with Howard Beck,” and so Zach Lowe and Rachel Nichols return to close out the NBA season and the show. They talk LeBron James’ legacy, his chemistry with Anthony Davis, how they compare to Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen, and what the Lakers future holds if they stay together. They also speak to Jimmy Butler's reputation rehab, Rajon Rondo and Dwight Howard as the bubble’s under told stories, Kevin Durant’s return next season, things they’d like to keep from the bubble (like the play-in tournament and the referee courtside mics), and speculate on when the 2021 season may begin. To keep up with Howard Beck, please visit www.howardbeck.com or follow him on twitter @HowardBeck  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 12, 2020
Marc Spears and Gary Washburn
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Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe and Marc Spears from ESPN’s The Undefeated have co-authored a new book, “The Spencer Haywood Rule: Battles, Basketball and the Making of an American Iconoclast,” and join “The Full 48 with Howard Beck” to discuss life in the NBA bubble, the bubble’s effect on the outcome of this post-season, not counting out Jimmy Butler and Heat just yet, the Lakers future with LeBron and Anthony Davis, and the sad yet redemptive story of the great Spencer Haywood. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 09, 2020
Lakers Governor Jeanie Buss
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The Governor of the LA Lakers, Jeanie Buss, discusses the Lakers return to the Finals, the Heat, life inside the bubble, and her respective relationships with Magic Johnson, Pat Riley, and LeBron James. She also speaks to the Lakers trade for Anthony Davis, Magic’s abrupt departure from the Lakers organization, and the leadership traits she adopted from her dad, Phil Jackson, and David Stern.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 06, 2020
Carlos Boozer on LeBron, AD, Jimmy Butler, Kobe and Prince
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Carlos Boozer, 13-year NBA veteran and 2x All-Star, discusses game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Lakers and the Heat. He talks Jimmy Butler, LeBron James and Anthony Davis, the Bubble effect, the Heat’s strategy moving forward, and the psychological effects of losing. Carlos also shares stories about LeBron’s rookie season in Cleveland, Kobe’s final season in Los Angeles, and the time that music superstar Prince rented Carlos’ LA home for an entire year! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 01, 2020
Jimmy Butler's Agent Bernie Lee
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Jimmy Butler’s agent, Bernie Lee, discusses the Miami Heat’s road to the NBA Finals, Jimmy Butler’s reaction to clinching a Finals spot, Jimmy’s decision to sign with the Heat and the pitch they gave to convince him, and what the media and fans have gotten so wrong about Jimmy for so long! Plus, Bernie weighs in Jimmy’s side-hustle coffee empire, the awesome Hall & Oates Michelob commercial, and the time he met Michael Douglas. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 29, 2020
Lawrence Tanter Talks LeBron, AD, Kobe, & Kareem
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Longtime Lakers Public Address Announcer, Lawrence Tanter, joins to discuss LeBron James and Anthony Davis, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the G.O.A.T., his favorite NBA names to announce, and the lessons he learned from John Radcliffe and the great Chick Hearn. Lawrence also remembers Kobe Bryant, and the special tribute paid to the Laker icon at the first home game after Kobe’s passing. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 24, 2020
Jeff Pearlman on Shaq, Kobe & End of the Lakers Dynasty
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Jeff Pearlman, longtime writer for Sports Illustrated and host of the “Two Writers Slinging Yang” podcast, joins to discuss his brand new book, “Three-Ring Circus: Kobe, Shaq, Phil and the Crazy Years of the Lakers Dynasty” (which was written before Kobe’s tragic passing in January). They talk about Kobe & Shaq’s individual personalities, how they worked (and didn’t) as teammates, the drama and circumstances surrounding Shaq’s trade to Miami, Kobe as a possible LA Clipper, Phil and Kobe’s bad blood, and what may have happened if the Lakers had actually beat the Detroit Pistons in 2004. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 21, 2020
Matt Barnes & Stephen Jackson on George Floyd, DeSean Jackson, The Clippers, and Kobe
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Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, hosts of Showtime’s “All The Smoke,” return to discuss George Floyd’s killing, social justice, DeSean Jackson, the NBA season restart, Kobe Bryant, and Allen Iverson. Plus, Stack breaks down what went wrong for the Clippers, why he never bets against Jimmy Butler, how he feels about Luka Doncic and Nikola Jokic, and who he’d like to see in the Finals. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 16, 2020
Ryan McDonough Talks Houston Rockets, Devin Booker, and The Raptors & Giannis
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Former Boston Celtics exec and former GM of the Phoenix Suns turned radio analyst on Radio.com, Ryan McDonough, analyzes what went wrong for the Houston Rockets, James Harden and Russell Westbrook, possible head coach candidates, and how the Rockets can better their chances at a Championship next season. Plus, he talks Phoenix Suns and Devin Booker, and breaks down the Toronto Raptors situation, Fred VanVleet’s future, and why Toronto may have the best shot at landing Giannis in 2021. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 14, 2020
Rich Kleiman Talks KD, the Nets, the Knicks & The Boardroom
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Rich Kleiman, host of the “The Boardroom Out of Office” podcast, and co-founder of Thirty5 Ventures with Kevin Durant discusses Kevin Durant and The Nets vs The Knicks storyline, KD’s departure from OKC, basketball IQ, and Steve Nash. He also provides an update on KD’s injury rehab. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 11, 2020
Amin Elhassan Talks Giannis, Chris Paul, KP, and Steve Nash
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Amin Elhassan of ESPN returns to discuss the Milwaukee Bucks play-off elimination, the impending Giannis Sweepstakes, new Brooklyn Nets Head Coach Steve Nash and his “Superstar Privilege,” and what to do about the drama in Philly and OKC’s Chris Paul trade dilemma. Plus, he weighs in on The Knicks and Kristaps Porzingis, why Fred VanVleet would be a great pickup for Dallas, and the reason he believes Magic Johnson would not make a successful head coach. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 10, 2020
Atlanta Hawks Coach Lloyd Pierce on Steve Nash becoming Brooklyn Nets Coach
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Atlanta Hawks Coach Lloyd Pierce joins The Full 48 with Howard Beck to discuss building a young team and their opportunities next season. Then they dig deep into Steve Nash becoming the Brooklyn Nets Head Coach, what he brings to the table and what challenges he will face as a Coach. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 04, 2020
David Thorpe on Jamal Murray's breakout, Westbrook woes and more
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Coach David Thorpe returns to The Full 48 with Howard Beck to discuss the quality of game play, performance surprises, and the mental impact of being inside the bubble.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 02, 2020
Jim Jackson on the NBA's historic walkout
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TNT & NBA TV analyst, Jim Jackson, discusses last night’s historic NBA player walkout in the name of racial justice and equality in response to the police shooting of Jacob Blake, how players’ actions can effect change in the world, what needs to happen to push the social agenda forward, and the relationship between the league, the players, and the owners. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 27, 2020
Mamba Day and Presidential Politics with DNC Press Sec Brandon Gassaway
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Brandon Gassaway, huge Laker and Kobe Bryant fan, and National Press Secretary for the Democratic National Committee joins to celebrate “Kobe Bryant Day.” Brandon speaks to his personal Kobe fandom, adopting the “Mamba Mentality” and applying it to his own life, and the 2004 NBA Finals game that made him a believer. He also speaks to the upcoming 2020 election, the impact of LeBron James’ “More Than A Vote” campaign, Steph Curry’s political involvement, and the NBA and the #BlackLivesMatter movement. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 24, 2020
NBA Lottery 2020 Analysis with Jonathan Wasserman
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B/R Draft Guru, Jonathan Wasserman, returns to discuss what may be the weirdest lottery in NBA history. Howard and Jonanthan break down the draft order, and analyze how players may fit with the first 10 teams picking. Discussion includes LaMelo Ball, Anthony Edwards, James Wiseman, Obi Toppin, New York Knicks, Minnesota Timberwolves, Chicago Bulls, Golden State Warriors, Charlotte Hornets, Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Detroit Pistons.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 21, 2020
Vincent Goodwill on Bubble Playoffs, Kristaps Porzingis, and NBA Ratings
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Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo! Sports returns to share his thoughts on the first "Game 1s" of the playoffs, the benefits of home court advantage and how its absence is affecting play in the bubble, the Kristaps Porzingis ejection, Joe Dumars and the Sacramento Kings, and the possible reasons for the NBA ratings decline. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 18, 2020
Welcome to The Boardroom: Out of Office
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Bringing you the best of The Boardroom, now in podcast form. Rich Kleiman, entrepreneur and co-founder of Thirty Five Ventures with Kevin Durant, interviews athletes, executives, and entrepreneurs about their day to day life and career trajectories, and much more. Kleiman and his right-hand man Gianni Harrell are bringing you Out of Office weekly. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 17, 2020
Mo Dakhil's 8 Surprises From The Bubble
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Bleacher Report contributor, Mo Dakhil, returns to discuss the NBA play-in and whether it should be a permanent addition to the league’s season, the “Delete 8,” TJ Warren’s surprise performance in the bubble, the Phoenix Suns’ bright future, the reality of the Lakers vs Blazers, Lonzo Ball and the Pelicans, the timing of the awards’ ballots, and the curious case of the Bulls and Jim Boylen. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 14, 2020
Bill Rhoden Talks Racial Inequality & Athlete Activism
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Bill Rhoden, host of the “Bill Rhoden on Sports” podcast and writer for The Undefeated, discusses structural changes in power and control that are needed to truly address racial inequality in the world, including the NBA and sports in general, LeBron’s role in athlete activism and pushing it forward, and the possibility and effect of players taking a political stand come November. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 10, 2020
Chris Mannix on LeBron vs Carmelo, the Suns, and an LA Championship
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Senior Writer for Sports Illustrated, Chris Mannix, returns to breakdown the possible first round matchup between the LA Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers, LeBron vs Carmelo Anthony, the Clippers chances at a Championship, the Phoenix Suns, the future of the Bucks, and why the league should permanently adopt the play in tournament. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 06, 2020
Stan Van Gundy on The Sixers, Zion, LeBron, and the NBA Bubble
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Former Detroit Pistons and Orlando Magic Head Coach and current color commentator for TNT, Stan Van Gundy, returns to “The Full 48 with Howard Beck” to discuss life in the NBA bubble as a member of the media, the reason for the high-scoring games, injury management vs load management, Zion Williamson and the Pelicans, Philadelphia’s chances at a Championship, and why Ben Simmons is the most underrated player in the league. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 03, 2020
3rd Annual Drunk With Power with Zach Lowe & Rachel Nichols
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Zach Lowe and Rachel Nichols return for the 3rd Annual “Drunk With Power” podcast. They discuss life in the bubble (where Rachel is currently residing); social justice, player activism, and the media coverage response; the probability of the next NBA season and how it will be executed in December; and of course all the things they would change about the league if they were NBA Czar For A Day including – removing bad owners, expanding the MVP ballot, establishing the G League’s one shot rule for all fouls, and empowering referees to enforce social distancing rules in the bubble. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 28, 2020
Jamal Crawford on the NBA Bubble, Career Longevity, and Equality
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Three-time Sixth Man of the Year winner, and current Brooklyn Net, Jamal Crawford, discusses his recent signing with the Nets, life inside the NBA Bubble, the rise of NBA Activism, and the advice he offers younger players. Jamal also speaks to his role on the Nets, his NBA future, the changes he made to his nutrition and fitness that prolonged his career, why “equality” will be featured on the back of his jersey, and who he believes should be on the receiving end of this season’s MVP award. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 23, 2020
Dan Woike Heads to the NBA Bubble & Makes an LA Finals Prediction
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Dan Woike, National NBA Reporter for the LA Times, joins to discuss success of the NBA bubble to date, league transparency issues around the coronavirus status of players, the NBA post season awards, and the importance and quality of the 8 bubble games. Plus, they discuss which LA team will likely make the Finals and why, the potential roles of Alex Caruso, the Morris brothers, and Joakim Noah, why the Toronto Raptors shouldn't be overlooked as a possible Finals team, and how the Rockets' style of play may prevent a deep play-off run. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 20, 2020
Michael Lee on the NBA Restart and Bubble
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Michael Lee from The Athletic returns to “The Full 48 with Howard Beck” to discuss concerns surrounding the NBA bubble, including disparity in testing resources for NBA vs the general population at large, the disproportionate effect of the virus on the black and brown communities, and the surging virus cases and related deaths in Florida and other parts of the States. They also delve into NBA activism and amplifying the #BlackLivesMatter movement, and the LeBron James 2020 impact on and off the court. Plus, they talk basketball including Giannis’ future, a possible Pelicans’ play-off run, the propensity for a Sixers bust, and the Toronto Raptors chances of repeating. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 13, 2020
Kenny "The Jet" Smith
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2x NBA Champion, and “Inside The NBA” on TNT co-host, Kenny “The Jet” Smith discusses the NBA restart amid social justice protests and COVID19, the bubble and no fans playing environment, the role of home court advantage, which teams are likely contenders for the Championship, and Kenny’s early playing days with the Sacramento Kings. Plus, he shares details on The Jet Academy, and his decision to start it during COVID19. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 06, 2020
Zach Binney and Carl Bergstrom On The NBA Florida Bubble
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Epidemiologist and Asst. Professor of Quantitative Theory and Methods at Oxford College of Emory University, Zach Binney, and Carl Bergstrom, Professor of Biology at the University of Washington, join The Full 48 with Howard Beck to discuss Orlando's spike in Covid-19, and how it may impact the NBA's bubble plan.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 29, 2020
Marc Spears Talks Social Injustice, Police Brutality, and Hope for the Future
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Senior Writer for “The Undefeated,” Marc Spears, joins “The Full 48 with Howard Beck” for a phenomenal conversation about race, diversity and inclusion in NBA front offices and coaching staffs, the league in the post-George Floyd era, how the players can use their powerful platforms to speak about social injustice and police brutality, what fans can do to effect real change, and Marc’s own personal experiences as a black kid and teen growing up in San Jose, California. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 23, 2020
Eric Paschall On Rookie Season And Future
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Golden State Warriors Rookie Eric Paschall joins The Full 48 with Howard Beck to discuss spreading awareness with #BlackLivesMatter, the resumption of the NBA season, the lessons he learned during his first season, and what he's looking forward to in the future.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 18, 2020
Zach Lowe on NBA return and the issues that could impact it
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Senior NBA writer for ESPN, Zach Lowe joins to discuss the NBA season resumption, what he's hearing about player concerns and potential issues that could impact the NBA's plans, and what his MVP ballot is shaping up like.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 15, 2020
Chris Haynes on the NBA Bubble and Player Concerns
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Chris Haynes from Yahoo! Sports joins to discuss the resumption of the NBA season, the plans to play in a quarantined bubble at Disney World in Orlando, Florida, the players, including Kyrie Irving’s, various concerns about the league’s plan, and the impact that both the pandemic and the #BlackLivesMatter movement are having on players’ individual decisions. Plus, they breakdown how the NBA Bubble will effect media coverage of the play-off and the Finals. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 12, 2020
This is a WE Thing with Caron Butler
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NBATV analyst Caron Butler, who played 14 seasons in the NBA, discusses social justice, #BlackLivesMatter, police reform, the importance of uncomfortable conversations, education, actionable change, and the role of the NBA. He also details his own experiences with the police and the prison system, and shares what he teaches his kids about being Black in America.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 08, 2020
Bill Oram on the 2000 Lakers-Blazers Western Conference Finals
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The Athletic’s Bill Oram joins “The Full 48 with Howard Beck” to breakdown the 2000 Los Angeles Lakers, Portland Trail Blazers Western Conference Finals including the famous Kobe-Shaq "lob," the roles of Robert Horry, Derek Fisher and Rick Fox in the burgeoning Lakers’ Dynasty, and the what-if situation for Rasheed Wallace. They also discuss the resumption of the current NBA season, and who might be the Lakers’ biggest threat. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 06, 2020
Orlando Magic's Jonathan Isaac
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Jonathan Isaac from the Orlando Magic joins “The Full 48 with Howard Beck” to update his injury rehab process and status, share his thoughts on the NBA resumption plans, and his goal to be a multiple Defensive Player of the Year winner. He also talks Markelle Fultz, Mo Bamba, and Kevin Durant. Plus, Jonathan is sharing details about his Paris-themed surprise engagement during lockdown, growing up the middle of 6 kids, moving from the Bronx to Naples, Florida as a 10-year old, and his serious love of cheese fries! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 01, 2020
Sacramento Kings Forward Harrison Barnes
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Sacramento Kings forward, Harrison Barnes, joins “The Full 48 with Howard Beck” to discuss the resumption of the NBA season and how he’d like to see it happen, the campus/bubble scenario, coronavirus health concerns, the Sacramento Kings season, Marvin Bagley’s injury status, and Kobe Bryant. He also weighs in on a possible NBA schedule shift, mid-game trades, and playing in empty arenas. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 29, 2020
Rolling Stone Chief TV Critic Alan Sepinwall
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Alan Sepinwall, the chief TV critic for “Rolling Stone” magazine (and long-suffering New York Knicks fan), offers suggestions for binge-watching during the NBA shutdown, and discusses how binge-watching has changed television, and the long-awaited return of the NBA. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 26, 2020
Blackballed director Mike Jacobs
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Mike Jacobs, the filmmaker & director of “Blackballed,” the documentary about the Donald Sterling saga, joins “The Full 48 with Howard Beck” to discuss his take on the scandal as depicted in the doc, what surprised him about his interviews with Doc Rivers, Chris Paul, and Adam Silver, why he decided against interviewing V Stiviano, and how he feels the drama affected the Clippers Championship dreams in 2014. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 21, 2020
Jack McCallum on Michael Jordan and The Dream Team
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Longtime Sports Illustrated writer, author, and host of “The Dream Team Tapes” podcast, Jack McCallum, discusses the final episodes of “The Last Dance,” Karl Malone, the Bryon Russell push off, and the "pizza game." He also talks MJ and the Dream Team, Magic Johnson's role, Christian Laettner, and Isiah Thomas. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 18, 2020
Director Jason Hehir of The Last Dance
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Jason Hehir, director of “The Last Dance” documentary, joins “The Full 48 with Howard Beck” to discuss the documentary’s reception by fans, the portrayal of Jerry Krause, the decision to omit Sonny Vaccaro, the inclusion of President Barack Obama, the depiction of the Bulls locker room friction, the importance of addressing Jordan’s “Republicans buy sneakers too” comment, and the reason Jason believes that “The Last Dance” is a true underdog story at heart. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 14, 2020
Adam and Craig Malamut's Final Season of Game of Zones
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Adam and Craig Malamut, creators of B/R’s Game of Zones animated series, discuss GoZ’s final season, how COVID-19 and Kobe Bryant’s passing affected the last episodes, original ideas for the Mediadel and Howard's cameo appearance, what inspired Van Gundy Island, their favorite moments and storylines, and NBA and fan reaction to the series. Plus, they talk future plans, and whether Game of Zones is truly done! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 11, 2020
Zach Binney & Carl Bergstrom on How the NBA Can Return to Play
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Epidemiologist and Asst. Professor of Quantitative Theory and Methods at Oxford College of Emory University, Zach Binney, and Carl Bergstrom, Professor of Biology at the University of Washington, join "The Full 48 with Howard Beck" to discuss what it's going to take to allow the return of the NBA and professional sports in general. They breakdown the possible benchmarks that might need to be hit in terms of coronavirus case numbers and quantity and types of testing, procedures that will need to be put in place for the athletes, coaches and staff, and possible locations and conditions that will enable safe game play. They also tackle travel safety, outdoor practice, the long-term effects of COVID19 infection, the future of handshakes, and the real risk factor of yelling! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 07, 2020
J.A. Adande and Ramona Shelburne on the Michael Jordan & Kobe Bryant Bond
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ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne and J.A. Adande, Director of Sports Journalism at Northwestern University, discuss the Michael Jordan documentary, “The Last Dance,” and the surprising revelations about Michael Jordan’s close relationship with Kobe Bryant, and how that relationship clearly influenced Kobe’s basketball career. They also talk about Kobe’s early years imitating Michael Jordan, MJ’s initial reaction to Kobe Bryant, the perception of fans, media, and other players, and how all of that transformed into a close bond protected by both MJ and Kobe. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 04, 2020
Jeremy Lin
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NBA Champion and former New York Knick, Jeremy Lin, joins to discuss Linsanity past and present, including a couple of his favorite moments with the Knicks, the status of the CBA season, his Championship with the Toronto Raptors, and his “Be The Light” campaign to aid those affected by the COVID19 pandemic. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 30, 2020
Bill Wennington on Michael Jordan, Dennis Rodman & The Chicago Bulls
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3x NBA Champion from the Chicago Bulls second threepeat, Bill Wennington, discusses his recollections about Michael Jordan’s return to the NBA, MJ as a teammate, coach Phil Jackson, Dennis Rodman as a player, teammate, and friend, and whether the Bulls could have won a 4th Championship had the team stayed together. Bill also weighs in on the debate about the 2017 Golden State Warriors vs the 1996 Chicago Bulls, and who’s missing from Zach LaVine’s Bulls All-Time Starting 5. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 28, 2020
Washington Wizards GM Tommy Sheppard
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The General Manager of the Washington Wizards, Tommy Sheppard, joins "The Full 48 with Howard Beck," to discuss the Washington Wizards training routine during NBA lockdown, how he thinks the NBA will handle the upcoming lottery, his hopes for a finish to the current season, John Wall's rehab progress, and Bradley Beal's long term future with the Wizards. Plus, Tommy remembers Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 23, 2020
Sam Smith on The Last Dance and Michael Jordan
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Former Chicago Tribune turned Bulls.com writer, Sam Smith, who covered the breadth of Michael Jordan's career, discusses ESPN's "The Last Dance" documentary, the Bulls double three-peat, Phil Jackson's coaching philosophy, Scottie Pippen, MJ's relationship with the media and teammates, and the story behind "Republicans buy sneakers too." He also debates Michael and Scottie vs Shaq and Kobe vs Jerry West and Elgin Baylor as greatest NBA tandem of all time. Plus, he offers some insight on MJ's ultra-competitive nature, and the effect that fame and celebrity had on MJ's professional relationships. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 21, 2020
Patty Mills
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NBA Champ and 3x Olympian for the Australian National team, Patty Mills, discusses the San Antonio Spurs transitional season, Coach Greg Popovich's future plans, the Summer Olympics and playing for his native Australia, sharing an Olympic court with Ben Simmons, and his favorite moments with both Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan. Patty also explains why Kyrie Irving won't be sporting the green and gold next Summer, what other tunes he's been playing on guitar during lockdown. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 16, 2020
David West
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Two-time NBA champion and COO of the Professional Collegiate League, David West, and Ricky Volante, CEO of the Professional Collegiate League, discuss their new paid-alternative to the NCAA, including league and salary structure, why it’s a needed option in college sports, and how they plan to compete with the ingrained college athletic institutions and traditions. They also share the NCAA and NBA reactions to their league. Plus, David talks G League, the Warriors' season to date, and Kevin Durant’s departure from Golden State. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 13, 2020
Mike Monroe on the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class 2020
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Veteran NBA scribe and current contributor to The Athletic, Mike Monroe, discusses the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame NBA class of 2020 including Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan and former Houston Rockets coach Rudy Tomjanovich. He also speaks to Gregg Popovich's possible retirement, The Big Three (Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker), and shares his favorite Kobe memory. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 09, 2020
Damon Stoudamire on Dame, the Blazers, and Kobe Bryant
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Damon Stoudamire, the 1st draft pick in Toronto Raptors history and current coach of University of Pacific, discusses his lockdown routine, his recent success at UOP, his evolution as a coach, playing for his hometown Portland Trailblazers, and being drafted by his childhood idol, Isiah Thomas. Damon also shares his thoughts on the current Blazers, recalls a few of his favorite Kobe memories, and reveals what he's binge-watching during #StayHome. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 06, 2020
Houston Rockets' Javair Gillett on Training and Nutrition During the NBA Shutdown
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Javair Gillett, Director of Athletic Performance for the Houston Rockets, joins "The Full 48 with Howard Beck" to discuss how the Houston Rockets as an organization working with players on training and nutrition during the NBA shutdown, his thoughts on what it will take to get players in game-shape once the season resumes, and some of the tips he's providing to players. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 03, 2020
B/R co-founder Dave Finocchio: NBA needs radical changes
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B/R co-founder and former CEO Dave Finocchio joins "The Full 48 with Howard Beck" to discuss the NBA's ratings decline and changing audience -- and why radical changes to the schedule and playoffs are now a must. "Tweaks aren't going to work." See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 31, 2020
Timberwolves Gersson Rosas on Karl-Anthony Towns, D'Angelo Russell, and the NBA Shutdown
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Gersson Rosas, President of Basketball Operations for the Minnesota Timberwolves, returns to discuss COVID19 and the Timberwolves' preparation for and response to the outbreak, how Karl-Anthony Towns and his family are holding up through their personal battle against the coronavirus, Timberwolves Dr. Robby Sikka's invaluable expertise and preparedness, Gersson's hopes to finish the season, and the D'Angelo Russell trade. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 26, 2020
Tech Issues Update for Full 48 Fans
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If you're experiencing problems listening to The Full 48 on Apple Podcasts or if you're an international fan of the show and no longer able to access The Full 48 on Apple Podcasts, please let Apple know at https://www.apple.com/feedback/apple-podcasts.html. For anyone experiencing technical difficulties with recent episodes, Howard Beck offers a couple of possible solutions and other options for accessing the latest content! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 25, 2020
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr
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Golden State Warriors head coach, Steve Kerr, returns to discuss the postponement of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, how the Warriors players are fairing and training during the COVID19 outbreak, and his thoughts on what the league should do about finishing the season. He also shares his take on Andrew Wiggins and Marquese Chriss, and how he sees their respective roles on the team next season, the unique opportunities that a losing season offered the Warriors before the league suspension, and the organization's decision regarding coronavirus testing. Plus, Steve remembers Michael Jordan's historic 1995 return to the NBA. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 24, 2020
LA Lakers Danny Green
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"Inside The Green Room" podcast host and Los Angeles Laker, Danny Green, joins "The Full 48 with Howard Beck" to discuss the Lakers coronavirus testing and subsequent quarantine, his hopes for finishing the NBA season, his thoughts on how the play-offs should be structured, and how he's spending this unexpected downtime. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 19, 2020
Milwaukee Bucks owner Marc Lasry
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Milwaukee Bucks owner Marc Lasry returns to discuss the NBA league suspension due to coronavirus, how he found out about Rudy Gobert testing positive, and what the regular season, play-offs and finals might look like if and when the suspension is lifted. He also speaks to Giannis' recent injury and his future. Plus, breaking news about Marc and Showtime's "Billions!" See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 13, 2020
Coach David Thorpe
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Coach David Thorpe, Executive Director of The Pro Training Center, returns to "The Full 48 with Howard Beck" to discuss coronavirus ramifications on the league, NBA games sans fans, LA Lakers vs LA Clippers, the Houston Rockets' trouble, the Celtics' Finals chances, Kenny Atkinson and the Brooklyn Nets, and where Gregg Popovich might be next season. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 10, 2020
Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey
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Houston Rockets GM and co-founder of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, Daryl Morey, returns to discuss hate watching games, NBA league innovations and the mid-season tournament, small ball, Russell Westbrook, Robert Covington, and the coronavirus. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 07, 2020
Yaron Weitzman
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Yaron Weitzman, B/R contributor and author of "Tanking To The Top: The Philadelphia 76ers and the Most Audacious Process in the History of Professional Sports," discusses The Process, Sam Hinkie's Philly tenure, Brett Brown's tough gig, the Joel Embiid-Ben Simmons partnership and what their future may look like, Philly's Finals prospects, and the fates of Markelle Fultz, Jahlil Okafor, and Nerlens Noel. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 02, 2020
Agent Todd Ramasar
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Life Sports Media Entertainment founder and CEO, and current agent of Pascal Siakam, Todd Ramasar, discusses Pascal Siakam and his incredible motor, the charismatic Baron Davis, player development, lessons learned from super agents Bill Duffy and Arn Tellem, his own playing days at UCLA, and what he'd change about the CBA if he could. He also shares some of his favorite Kobe Bryant stories and memories. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 28, 2020
Amin Elhassan on the Clippers, Lakers, Rockets and LeBron's Load Management
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Amin Elhassan, NBA Analyst for ESPN, joins to discuss the overrated Los Angeles Clippers, the Lakers unexpected dominance, LeBron's stamina and load management, the Houston Rockets' small ball style and how that best works for Russell Westbrook, what this year's Finals may look like, and the origins of The Pitino Game. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 24, 2020
Greg Oden
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The #1 Pick of the 2007 NBA draft, Greg Oden, joins "The Full 48 with Howard Beck" to discuss his memories of Kobe Bryant and David Stern, playing in the Big3, the evolution of Bigs, Kevin Durant, and overcoming substance abuse. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 20, 2020
Michael Lee Returns for the 3rd Annual Full 48 All-Star Game Wrap-Up
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Michael Lee from The Athletic returns for the 3rd Annual Full 48 All-Star Weekend Wrap-Up to break down the weekend festivities including the dunk contest and judging, the new All-Star Game format, and the incredible tributes to Kobe Bryant. They also discuss late Commissioner David Stern and the conspicuous absence of Michael Jordan. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 17, 2020
Derek Fisher Remembers Kobe Bryant
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5x NBA Champion with Los Angeles Lakers and head coach of the LA Sparks, Derek Fisher, joins "The Full 48 with Howard Beck" to pay tribute to his Lakers brother, Kobe Bryant, and share thoughts on their special bond and friendship, Kobe's leadership style, his post-NBA career, and what the media got wrong about the basketball legend during his life. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 13, 2020
Zach Lowe on Kobe, the Trade Deadline, and the Sixers vs the Rockets
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ESPN Senior Writer and host of "The Lowe Post" pod, Zach Lowe, returns to share a personal story about Kobe Bryant, along with his thoughts on Kobe's spot in the Top 10 players in history list. Zach also talks buyout season, and missed trade deadline opportunities by the Orlando Magic, Miami Heat, and the Minnesota Timberwolves. Plus, he weighs in on the plights of the Rockets and the Sixers, and which team has more to lose. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 11, 2020
Trade Deadline Breakdown with Chris Mannix
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Chris Mannix, Senior Writer for Sports Illustrated, returns to discuss trade deadline winners (Minnesota and the Clippers), the Houston Rockets, the Joel Embiid-Ben Simmons partnership, the perplexing Andre Drummond trade, Isaiah Thomas' career prospects, and the on-going disaster that is the New York Knicks. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 07, 2020
Adam Lefkoe on Kobe Bryant and the "NBA on TNT"
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The newest member of Tuesday's night "NBA on TNT" broadcast team, and host of B/R's "The Lefkoe Show" podcast, Adam Lefkoe discusses his upcoming debut on "NBA on TNT" (which was postponed to Monday 2/4 due to the tragic passing of Kobe Bryant), his chemistry with Candace Parker, Shaq and Dwyane Wade, the behind-the-scenes relationship between Shaq, Charles Barkley, Ernie Johnson, and Kenny Smith, and the broadcast moves that Adam's "borrowing" from EJ. Plus, Adam gives a personal tour of famed Studio J in Atlanta, and speaks to his love of the Philadelphia 76'ers and Allen Iverson. And in a segment recorded on a later date (1/28/20), after Kobe's passing, Adam pays tribute to Kobe, recounts the legendary Laker's changing relationship with Philadelphia, and shares his own personal and emotional reaction to the devastating news. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 03, 2020
J.A. Adande Remembers Kobe Bryant
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Former Los Angeles Times sports columnist turned Director of Sports Journalism at Northwestern University, J.A. Adande, returns to pay tribute to the late, great Kobe Bryant with personal stories and recollections from his years covering the legendary basketball player both on and off the court. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 29, 2020
Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet
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Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet discusses the Raptors current winning season, and why flying under the radar is a good thing, last year's Championship win, the superstar status of Pascal Siakam, Kawhi Leonard's departure, being an underdog, learning from Kyle Lowry, and the importance of setting goals. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 24, 2020
José Calderón on ring-chasing with LeBron, Olympic heartbreak, retirement and new NBPA role
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José Calderón, 14 year NBA veteran and Special Assistant to Executive Director of National Basketball Player's Association, discusses career on and off the court, playing alongside greats, in the Olympic Games, and his role at the NBPA. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 17, 2020
Sam Amick on NBA Trade Deadline, potential team moves, and All Star Game ballots.
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Sam Amick, Senior NBA writer for The Athletic, discusses top team moves before the trade deadline, Teams in most need of deals, players that may move, and All Star Game ballot selections. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 14, 2020
Ted Leonsis on Stern, NBA Ratings, the Mid-Season Tournament, and the Washington Wizards
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Ted Leonsis, CEO of Monumental Sports & Entertainment and majority owner of the Washington Wizards, discusses NBA ratings, the proposed mid-season tournament, John Wall, Bradley Beal, and Ish Smith, and shares his personal remembrances about David Stern. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 09, 2020
Bold Takes on the 2020s with Chris Mannix
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Chris Mannix from NBC Sports Boston and Sports Illustrated remembers David Stern, and discusses big NBA moments of the last 10 years. He also joins Howard in a game of "Freezing Cold Takes" for the 2020s in the NBA including bold predictions about LeBron James, Giannis and Luka Doncic, the New York Knicks, dynasties, the franchise tag, age limits, the mid-season tournament, and NBA expansion and relocation. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 06, 2020
Harvey Araton Remembers David Stern
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Basketball Hall of Famer and New York Times columnist, Harvey Araton, joins "The Full 48 with Howard Beck" to discuss the life, career and legacy of former NBA Commissioner David Stern. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 03, 2020
Best-of The Full 48 featuring Steve Kerr, Stan Van Gundy, and J.A. Adande
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The Full 48 is closing out 2019 with a look back at 3 of Howard Beck's favorite episodes! First up, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr talks about Kevin Durant's time with the team, his relationship with KD post-Warriors, and the end of the Superteam era. Then Stan Van Gundy speaks to the evolution of the game, new trends, the 4-point shot, and the coach's challenge. And finally, JA Adande goes in-depth on Magic Johnson's abrupt departure from the Lakers, the Lakers' history of weird press conferences, and Magic's legacy. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 31, 2019
Commish For A Day with Metta World Peace, Zach Lowe, Rachel Nichols, Quentin Richardson & Jason "The Jet" Terry
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What would you do if were NBA Commissioner for a day? Howard Beck put the question to a host of guests throughout the year, and got some truly interesting, unique, and in some cases, funny answers! Listen to what everyone from Metta World Peace to Channing Frye to Shawn Marion to "Billions" actor Kelly Aucoin would do if they could wave that all-powerful magic wand over the league! Zach Lowe, Rachel Nichols, Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, Quentin Richardson, and Jason "The Jet" Terry weighed in with some ideas of their own! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 27, 2019
The Safdie Brothers Talk Uncut Gems, Kevin Garnett, and the New York Knicks
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Josh and Benny Safdie are the brother writing and directing team behind the new movie, "Uncut Gems," starring Adam Sandler and Kevin Garnett. The brothers talk about working with Kevin Garnett, why they originally pursued Amar'e Stoudemire and Joel Embiid to star in the film, what makes basketball and movie-making so similar, and some of the Easter Eggs in the movie. They're also life-long Knicks fans and talk Pat Riley and Linsanity. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 23, 2019
Wes Wilcox Opens Trade Season
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Former GM of Atlanta Hawks turned analyst for NBA TV, Wes Wilcox returns to discuss the trade season and predict what that might mean for Toronto, Denver, the Spurs, Portland, DeMar DeRozan, D'Angelo Russell, Andre Iguodala, and Kevin Love. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 20, 2019
Channing Frye Talks Trail Blazers, Andre Iguodala, and LeBron James
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Channing Frye is an NBA Champ, the co-host of the "Talking Blazers" podcast, the co-host of "Handles" on NBA TV, and he joins Howard to discuss all things Trail Blazers. He weighs in on the Blazers underwhelming start, the injuries to Jusuf Nurkic and Zach Collins, the addition of Carmelo Anthony, whether trading Damian Lillard and/or CJ McCollum is the team's best option, and what he thinks about a possible Kevin Love pick-up. He also talks Andre Iguodala and which team would benefit most by signing him, why he believes LeBron James has the best basketball mind and memory in the sport, and what Tristan Thompson could bring to the Boston Celtics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 17, 2019
SNY's Ian Begley on the New York Knicks and David Fizdale
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Ian Begley from SNY joins to discuss the firing of the New York Knicks head coach, David Fizdale, and what it means for the players and organization moving forward. Ian weighs in on possible replacements, player reaction, owner James Dolan, and whether President Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry may be next to be replaced. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 11, 2019
Jamal Crawford on the Phoenix Suns, Luka Doncic, Kevin Garnett, and his own NBA Status
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19-year NBA vet Jamal Crawford returns to discuss his playing status this season, his under-the-radar 51-point game last season, Dirk Nowitzki's last game, Kevin Garnett, the Phoenix Suns and Devin Booker, the Timberwolves and Andrew Wiggins, and Luka Doncic. Jamal also weighs in on the proposed schedule change and what might incentivize players, eliminating the 3-point shot foul, and why no one should ever give up on the San Antonio Spurs. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 06, 2019
Ric Bucher on the Raptors, LeBron vs Kawhi, Ja Morant, and Carmelo Anthony
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B/R senior writer, FS1 analyst, and host of the Bucher & Friends pod, Ric Bucher returns to play another round of "It's way too early but..." involving the Toronto Raptors, LeBron vs Kawhi, the Bucks, Ja Morant, Carmelo Anthony, the disappointing Chicago Bulls, and the James Harden-Russell Westbrook experiment in Houston. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 03, 2019
Former New York Knicks Point Guard and Heisman Trophy Winner Charlie Ward
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Former New York Knick and Heisman Trophy winner, Charlie Ward, discusses the end of the multi-sport athlete era, the effect of the NBA on youth basketball and the trends he's seeing at the highschool level, and the coaching influences he took from Jeff Van Gundy, Gregg Popovich, and his own father! Plus, Charlie weighs in on the current state of the New York Knicks, what role the Patrick Ewing trade may be playing on their seasons-long losing status, and why they he thinks the Knicks opted out of pursuing Kevin Durant. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 27, 2019
The Athletic's Michael Lee on Jimmy Butler, Joel Embiid, and the Proposed League Schedule Change
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The Athletic's Michael Lee returns to discuss the proposed changes to the NBA schedule, and why he's very much against it! He also weighs in on the in-play tournament, and reseeding for the Finals. And Michael shares his insight on Jimmy Butler's relationship with the Heat and his former team, the 76ers, and some of the possible reasons behind his departure from Philly. Plus, Michael talks Joel Embiid, and the effect of international players on the league. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 25, 2019
Shawn Marion
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Four-time All-Star, two-time All-NBA, and NBA Champion, Shawn Marion, discusses RJ Hampton and LaMelo Ball, and the NBL as a potential stepping stone to the NBA. He also shares his thoughts on Lonzo and LaMelo Ball as unique players, and their similarities to Luka Doncic. Shawn talks about his own career including his 2008 trade to the Miami Heat for Shaq, his run with the Phoenix Suns, and the 2011 Finals and what it took to shut down LeBron James. Plus, he shares his feelings about his own Hall of Fame eligibility. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 22, 2019
Mirin Fader & Jonathan Wasserman on LaMelo Ball
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It's a jam-packed, practically double episode all about LaMelo Ball! B/R writer Mirin Fader just returned from a two-week stay in Australia where she spoke with LaMelo and his teammates, and watched him practice (and wrote an amazing piece about what she learned). She shares the insights gained about LaMelo the person, and the many misconceptions people have about him. She also speaks to his relationship with both his manager Jermaine Jackson and his father, LaVar. Then B/R draft guru Jonathan Wasserman joins to discuss LaMelo's NBA prospects, predicted draft number, and what's caused him to become a Top 5 pick. Plus, Jonathan weighs in on LiAngelo Ball and whether he was ever NBA material at all. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 19, 2019
Meaningful or Mirage with Mo Dakhil on Carmelo Anthony, Andrew Wiggins, Pascal Siakam, the Phoenix Suns, and the Miami Heat
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B/R contributor and podcast host for The Athletic, Mo Dakhil, partakes in a game of Meaningful or Mirage that involves the Portland Trailblazers being a play-off team, Carmelo Anthony returning to the NBA, the Phoenix Suns great start and their inexperienced roster, Andrew Wiggins from bust to All-Star, Eastern Conference playoff teams, and the Raptors Pascal Siakam as an MVP candidate. Plus, Mo weighs in on LeBron's return to greatness, the 76ers need for a closer (and why that's not Joel Embiid), and the time the Clippers almost traded DeAndre Jordan for Kevin Garnett. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 15, 2019
Dallas Mavericks God Shammgod
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Dallas Mavericks Defensive and Player Development coach, God Shammgod, talks New York street basketball and culture, today's NBA style of play, his childhood love of the New York Knicks, the art of dribbling versus ball handling, coaching, and his friendship with Kobe Bryant. He also shares the story behind his name, the bet he made with Ben Wallace while sitting the bench for the Wizards, and how Mark Jackson inspired Shamm's ball handling. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 13, 2019
Stephen Jackson & Matt Barnes on KD, LeBron, Kyrie, Smoke, and Load Management
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NBA legends turned "All The Smoke" podcast cohosts, Stephen Jackson and Matt Barnes, talk up their new Showtime pod, the most misunderstood guys in the NBA (Draymond Green, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and LeBron James), and the best and worst organizations in the league (aka The Knicks). They also weigh in on load management, RJ Barrett, and the negative culture of social media. Plus, they each wear the Commish For A Day hat and offer up the changes they'd make if given the power! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 05, 2019
Houston Rockets P.J. Tucker
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King of the Corner 3 from the Houston Rockets, P.J. Tucker, discusses the James Harden Russell Westbrook partnership, the Chris Paul trade, the Golden State Warriors, winning Championships, and the importance of the All-Defensive Team. He also speaks to the changing landscape of the NBA, free agency, his two-year reign as Sneaker King, and why fighting just isn't worth it. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 01, 2019
K.C. Johnson on Coby White, Derrick Rose & Jimmy Butler, and Michael Jordan
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Former Chicago Tribune writer turned NBC Sports Chicago insider, K.C. Johnson, shares his take on the Chicago Bulls season expectations and whether "play-offs" is the best description for their current state. He also weighs in on rookie Coby White, what the Otto Porter Junior off-season signing says about the Bulls free agent future, the leadership struggle in the Bulls locker room during the days of Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler, and why Joakim Noah was his favorite Bulls player to cover. Plus, KC has a great Michael Jordan story from a training camp in 1985, and definite change he would make if he were "Commissioner For A Day." See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 29, 2019
Stan Van Gundy
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Former Detroit Pistons head coach & President of Basketball Ops turned NBA TV and TNT broadcaster, Stan Van Gundy, discusses game evolution, defensive trends, the 4-point shot, the coach's challenge, Dwight Howard and the Lakers, the Phoenix Suns and Devin Booker, and his dual role with the Detroit Pistons. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 23, 2019
Wes Wilcox on Play-off Predictions, Portland, LA, and LeBron
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Former Hawks GM turned NBA TV and Radio Analyst (and friend of the pod), Wes Wilcox, shares his picks for the Eastern and Western conference play-offs (Portland is a lock!), explains why the Clippers have the best roster construction in the league, how come Miami got a steal picking Tyler Herro at 13, and who's already feeling the most pressure before the official start of the season (hey Philly's coach Brett Brown, Wes is talking to you!). Plus, Wes weighs in on the Denver Nuggets, the Milwaukee Bucks, and trade predictions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 21, 2019
Tania Ganguli on LeBron, the Lakers, and the NBA China Games
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Tania Ganguli of the LA Times just got back from the NBA China Games, and shares her thoughts and observations about what she saw and heard on the ground in Shanghai (including a plethora of Lakers 23 jerseys in the Shanghai arena). She weighs in on the LeBron-Daryl Morey situation, the Adam Silver-Yao Ming connection, and the Lakers response (or lack thereof) as an organization. She also discusses LeBron and Anthony Davis' relationship, how Dwight Howard's assimilating to Lakers culture, and what the Lakers starting 5 might look like on opening night. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 15, 2019
Coach David Thorpe's Team - Zion Williamson, JJ Redick, Mike Conley & Kevon Looney
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True Hoop partner and analyst and Executive Director of The Pro Training Center, David Thorpe, returns to discuss Thorpe's Team of players including JJ Redick, Brandon Ingram, Zion Williamson, Kevon Looney, and Mike Conley. He also breaks down the 3-point shots (or lack thereof) of Lonzo Ball, Markelle Fultz, and Ben Simmons, and weighs in on the hole in Giannis' game, and shares his take on Adam Silver's response to Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey's comments on the civil rights issue in Hong Kong. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 07, 2019
Vincent Goodwill on Dame vs Shaq, the Sixers vs the Bucks, and Isiah Thomas
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Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo! Sports has a serious issue with the B/R Top 50 Players list, and he's taking it up with Howard Beck! Isiah Thomas at #47?!? Let the defense begin! Vincent also weighs in on the Dame vs Shaq debate, the Philadelphia 76ers vs Milwaukee Bucks as top team in the East, sleeper picks for the playoffs (Sacramento Kings and Chicago Bulls anyone?), and Karl Malone. There's also a great game of "Where is...?" (Pau Gasol, Jordan Bell, DeMarre Carroll & Trevor Ariza), and predictions for worst record in the league (not picking on the Knicks this time), and best 3-point percentage! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 03, 2019
Husband and Wife NBA Referees Jonathan Sterling and Lauren Holtkamp
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Husband and wife NBA referees, Jonathan Sterling and Lauren Holtkamp, discuss their new baby daughter and how they plan to navigate parenthood during the coming season, Lauren's ACL injury rehab, their respective rookie years in the league, keeping healthy competition on and off the court, and the changing landscape of females in the NBA. They also share the story of their first date, and what Jonathan did to prepare for the arrival of his baby girl. Plus, a very funny, side-by-side comparison of their ref bios! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 30, 2019
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr
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Assistant Coach of Team USA and Golden State Warriors head coach, Steve Kerr speaks to Team USA's abysmal World Cup play, learning from Gregg Popovich, the crushing blow of losing Jayson Tatum to injury, Pop's geography quizzes, and why having the World Cup and the Olympics in back-to-back summers is bad for basketball. Steve also discusses Klay Thompson's injury rehab, MVP Steph Curry, the addition of D'Angelo Russell, developing young players, the Warriors elite defense, and the team's strategy for the coming season. Plus, he weighs in on Kevin Durant's run with the Warriors, and why no one in the organization was surprised by KD's decision to leave the franchise. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 25, 2019