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The Full 48

English, Sports, 1 season, 249 episodes, 2 days, 12 hours, 5 minutes
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.
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Zach Lowe & Rachel Nichols Close Out The Season & The Show

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 or follow him on twitter @HowardBeck See for privacy information.
10/12/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 51 seconds
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Marc Spears and Gary Washburn

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 for privacy information.
10/9/20201 hour, 1 minute, 1 second
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Lakers Governor Jeanie Buss

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 for privacy information.
10/6/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 43 seconds
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Carlos Boozer on LeBron, AD, Jimmy Butler, Kobe and Prince

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 for privacy information.
10/1/202058 minutes
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Jimmy Butler's Agent Bernie Lee

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 for privacy information.
9/29/202054 minutes, 47 seconds
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Lawrence Tanter Talks LeBron, AD, Kobe, & Kareem

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 for privacy information.
9/24/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 12 seconds
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Jeff Pearlman on Shaq, Kobe & End of the Lakers Dynasty

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 for privacy information.
9/21/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 36 seconds
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Matt Barnes & Stephen Jackson on George Floyd, DeSean Jackson, The Clippers, and Kobe

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 for privacy information.
9/16/202053 minutes, 47 seconds
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Ryan McDonough Talks Houston Rockets, Devin Booker, and The Raptors & Giannis

Former Boston Celtics exec and former GM of the Phoenix Suns turned radio analyst on, 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 for privacy information.
9/14/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 34 seconds
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Rich Kleiman Talks KD, the Nets, the Knicks & The Boardroom

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 for privacy information.
9/11/202041 minutes, 42 seconds
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Amin Elhassan Talks Giannis, Chris Paul, KP, and Steve Nash

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 for privacy information.
9/10/20201 hour, 16 minutes, 3 seconds
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Atlanta Hawks Coach Lloyd Pierce on Steve Nash becoming Brooklyn Nets Coach

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 for privacy information.
9/4/202043 minutes, 1 second
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David Thorpe on Jamal Murray's breakout, Westbrook woes and more

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 for privacy information.
9/2/202054 minutes, 30 seconds
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Jim Jackson on the NBA's historic walkout

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 for privacy information.
8/27/202045 minutes, 59 seconds
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Mamba Day and Presidential Politics with DNC Press Sec Brandon Gassaway

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 for privacy information.
8/24/20201 hour, 49 seconds
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NBA Lottery 2020 Analysis with Jonathan Wasserman

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 for privacy information.
8/21/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 51 seconds
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Vincent Goodwill on Bubble Playoffs, Kristaps Porzingis, and NBA Ratings

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 for privacy information.
8/18/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 28 seconds
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Welcome to The Boardroom: Out of Office

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 for privacy information.
8/17/20201 minute, 44 seconds
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Mo Dakhil's 8 Surprises From The Bubble

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 for privacy information.
8/14/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 38 seconds
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Bill Rhoden Talks Racial Inequality & Athlete Activism

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 for privacy information.
8/10/202036 minutes, 14 seconds
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Chris Mannix on LeBron vs Carmelo, the Suns, and an LA Championship

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 for privacy information.
8/6/202059 minutes, 7 seconds
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Stan Van Gundy on The Sixers, Zion, LeBron, and the NBA Bubble

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 for privacy information.
8/3/202050 minutes, 5 seconds
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3rd Annual Drunk With Power with Zach Lowe & Rachel Nichols

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 for privacy information.
7/28/20201 hour, 27 minutes, 4 seconds
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Jamal Crawford on the NBA Bubble, Career Longevity, and Equality

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 for privacy information.
7/23/202050 minutes, 11 seconds
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Dan Woike Heads to the NBA Bubble & Makes an LA Finals Prediction

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 for privacy information.
7/20/202056 minutes, 30 seconds
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Michael Lee on the NBA Restart and Bubble

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 for privacy information.
7/13/20201 hour, 16 minutes, 56 seconds
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Kenny "The Jet" Smith

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 for privacy information.
7/6/202033 minutes, 30 seconds
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Zach Binney and Carl Bergstrom On The NBA Florida Bubble

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 for privacy information.
6/29/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 23 seconds
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Marc Spears Talks Social Injustice, Police Brutality, and Hope for the Future

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 for privacy information.
6/23/20201 hour, 20 minutes, 32 seconds
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Eric Paschall On Rookie Season And Future

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 for privacy information.
6/18/202036 minutes, 16 seconds
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Zach Lowe on NBA return and the issues that could impact it

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 for privacy information.
6/15/202055 minutes, 18 seconds
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Chris Haynes on the NBA Bubble and Player Concerns

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 for privacy information.
6/12/202045 minutes, 27 seconds
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This is a WE Thing with Caron Butler

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 for privacy information.
6/8/202041 minutes, 26 seconds
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Bill Oram on the 2000 Lakers-Blazers Western Conference Finals

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 for privacy information.
6/6/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 40 seconds
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Orlando Magic's Jonathan Isaac

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 for privacy information.
6/1/202040 minutes, 33 seconds
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Sacramento Kings Forward Harrison Barnes

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 for privacy information.
5/29/202050 minutes, 59 seconds
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Rolling Stone Chief TV Critic Alan Sepinwall

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 for privacy information.
5/26/202048 minutes, 57 seconds
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Blackballed director Mike Jacobs

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 for privacy information.
5/21/202047 minutes, 9 seconds
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Jack McCallum on Michael Jordan and The Dream Team

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 for privacy information.
5/18/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 47 seconds
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Director Jason Hehir of The Last Dance

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 for privacy information.
5/14/202039 minutes, 7 seconds
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Adam and Craig Malamut's Final Season of Game of Zones

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 for privacy information.
5/11/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 56 seconds
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Zach Binney & Carl Bergstrom on How the NBA Can Return to Play

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 for privacy information.
5/7/20201 hour, 21 minutes, 46 seconds
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J.A. Adande and Ramona Shelburne on the Michael Jordan & Kobe Bryant Bond

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 for privacy information.
5/4/20201 hour, 1 minute, 57 seconds
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Jeremy Lin

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 for privacy information.
4/30/202030 minutes, 7 seconds
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Bill Wennington on Michael Jordan, Dennis Rodman & The Chicago Bulls

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 for privacy information.
4/28/202047 minutes, 16 seconds
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Washington Wizards GM Tommy Sheppard

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 for privacy information.
4/23/202054 minutes, 33 seconds
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Sam Smith on The Last Dance and Michael Jordan

Former Chicago Tribune turned 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 for privacy information.
4/21/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 24 seconds
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Patty Mills

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 for privacy information.
4/16/202053 minutes, 10 seconds
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David West

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 for privacy information.
4/13/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 40 seconds
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Mike Monroe on the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class 2020

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 for privacy information.
4/9/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 23 seconds
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Damon Stoudamire on Dame, the Blazers, and Kobe Bryant

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 for privacy information.
4/6/202041 minutes, 42 seconds
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Houston Rockets' Javair Gillett on Training and Nutrition During the NBA Shutdown

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 for privacy information.
4/3/202031 minutes, 45 seconds
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B/R co-founder Dave Finocchio: NBA needs radical changes

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 for privacy information.
3/31/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 41 seconds
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Timberwolves Gersson Rosas on Karl-Anthony Towns, D'Angelo Russell, and the NBA Shutdown

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 for privacy information.
3/26/202056 minutes, 25 seconds
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Tech Issues Update for Full 48 Fans

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 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 for privacy information.
3/25/20201 minute, 17 seconds
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Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr

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 for privacy information.
3/24/202044 minutes, 49 seconds
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LA Lakers Danny Green

"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 for privacy information.
3/19/202033 minutes, 29 seconds
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Milwaukee Bucks owner Marc Lasry

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 for privacy information.
3/13/202041 minutes, 8 seconds
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Coach David Thorpe

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 for privacy information.
3/10/202058 minutes, 52 seconds
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Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey

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 for privacy information.
3/7/202024 minutes, 41 seconds
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Yaron Weitzman

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 for privacy information.
3/2/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 18 seconds
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Agent Todd Ramasar

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 for privacy information.
2/28/20201 hour, 17 minutes, 37 seconds
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Amin Elhassan on the Clippers, Lakers, Rockets and LeBron's Load Management

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 for privacy information.
2/24/20201 hour, 1 minute, 47 seconds
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Greg Oden

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 for privacy information.
2/20/202030 minutes, 14 seconds
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Michael Lee Returns for the 3rd Annual Full 48 All-Star Game Wrap-Up

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 for privacy information.
2/17/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 5 seconds
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Derek Fisher Remembers Kobe Bryant

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 for privacy information.
2/13/202037 minutes, 58 seconds
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Zach Lowe on Kobe, the Trade Deadline, and the Sixers vs the Rockets

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 for privacy information.
2/11/20201 hour, 1 minute, 23 seconds
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Trade Deadline Breakdown with Chris Mannix

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 for privacy information.
2/7/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 42 seconds
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Adam Lefkoe on Kobe Bryant and the "NBA on TNT"

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 for privacy information.
2/3/20201 hour, 24 minutes, 43 seconds
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J.A. Adande Remembers Kobe Bryant

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 for privacy information.
1/29/202038 minutes, 51 seconds
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Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet

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 for privacy information.
1/24/202034 minutes, 37 seconds
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José Calderón on ring-chasing with LeBron, Olympic heartbreak, retirement and new NBPA role

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 for privacy information.
1/17/202056 minutes, 42 seconds
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Sam Amick on NBA Trade Deadline, potential team moves, and All Star Game ballots.

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 for privacy information.
1/14/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ted Leonsis on Stern, NBA Ratings, the Mid-Season Tournament, and the Washington Wizards

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 for privacy information.
1/9/202050 minutes, 10 seconds
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Bold Takes on the 2020s with Chris Mannix

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 for privacy information.
1/6/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 37 seconds
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Harvey Araton Remembers David Stern

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 for privacy information.
1/3/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 39 seconds
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Best-of The Full 48 featuring Steve Kerr, Stan Van Gundy, and J.A. Adande

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 for privacy information.
12/31/201959 minutes, 20 seconds
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Commish For A Day with Metta World Peace, Zach Lowe, Rachel Nichols, Quentin Richardson & Jason "The Jet" Terry

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 for privacy information.
12/27/201944 minutes, 54 seconds
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The Safdie Brothers Talk Uncut Gems, Kevin Garnett, and the New York Knicks

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 for privacy information.
12/23/201933 minutes, 8 seconds
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Wes Wilcox Opens Trade Season

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 for privacy information.
12/20/20191 hour, 1 minute, 42 seconds
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Channing Frye Talks Trail Blazers, Andre Iguodala, and LeBron James

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 for privacy information.
12/17/201939 minutes, 32 seconds
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SNY's Ian Begley on the New York Knicks and David Fizdale

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 for privacy information.
12/11/201957 minutes, 55 seconds
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Jamal Crawford on the Phoenix Suns, Luka Doncic, Kevin Garnett, and his own NBA Status

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 for privacy information.
12/6/201954 minutes, 23 seconds
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Ric Bucher on the Raptors, LeBron vs Kawhi, Ja Morant, and Carmelo Anthony

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 for privacy information.
12/3/201957 minutes, 20 seconds
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Former New York Knicks Point Guard and Heisman Trophy Winner Charlie Ward

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 for privacy information.
11/27/201934 minutes, 35 seconds
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The Athletic's Michael Lee on Jimmy Butler, Joel Embiid, and the Proposed League Schedule Change

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 for privacy information.
11/25/20191 hour, 1 minute, 40 seconds
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Shawn Marion

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 for privacy information.
11/22/201940 minutes, 28 seconds
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Mirin Fader & Jonathan Wasserman on LaMelo Ball

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 for privacy information.
11/19/20191 hour, 9 minutes, 58 seconds
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Meaningful or Mirage with Mo Dakhil on Carmelo Anthony, Andrew Wiggins, Pascal Siakam, the Phoenix Suns, and the Miami Heat

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 for privacy information.
11/15/20191 hour, 1 minute, 18 seconds
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Dallas Mavericks God Shammgod

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 for privacy information.
11/13/201952 minutes, 30 seconds
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Stephen Jackson & Matt Barnes on KD, LeBron, Kyrie, Smoke, and Load Management

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 for privacy information.
11/5/201954 minutes, 12 seconds
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Houston Rockets P.J. Tucker

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 for privacy information.
11/1/201932 minutes, 14 seconds
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K.C. Johnson on Coby White, Derrick Rose & Jimmy Butler, and Michael Jordan

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 for privacy information.
10/29/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 24 seconds
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Stan Van Gundy

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 for privacy information.
10/23/201956 minutes, 39 seconds
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Wes Wilcox on Play-off Predictions, Portland, LA, and LeBron

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 for privacy information.
10/21/201956 minutes, 25 seconds
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Tania Ganguli on LeBron, the Lakers, and the NBA China Games

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 for privacy information.
10/15/201946 minutes, 48 seconds
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Coach David Thorpe's Team - Zion Williamson, JJ Redick, Mike Conley & Kevon Looney

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 for privacy information.
10/7/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 21 seconds
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Vincent Goodwill on Dame vs Shaq, the Sixers vs the Bucks, and Isiah Thomas

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 for privacy information.
10/3/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 5 seconds
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Husband and Wife NBA Referees Jonathan Sterling and Lauren Holtkamp

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 for privacy information.
9/30/201940 minutes, 12 seconds
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Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr

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 for privacy information.
9/25/20191 hour, 7 seconds
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Burning Questions with Zach Lowe

It's a round of burning questions with Zach Lowe from ESPN and The Lowe Post pod. He joins Howard to tackle tampering, the Big 2s (aka LeBron & AD, Paul George & Kawhi, Westbrook & Harden, Steph Curry & Draymond Green), the loneliest player in the NBA (Jimmy Butler), impending Giannis speculation, play-off predictions (Heat? Philly?), whether Ben Simmons will make 3-point shots, the most boring teams in the league this season, and "The Brady Bunch" versus "Saved By The Bell."See for privacy information.
9/23/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Sports Illustrated Top 100 Players of the NBA with Rob Mahoney

The Sports Illustrated Top 100 Players of the NBA is out, and list curator Rob Mahoney breaks it down! He explains why there's a brand new #1 in Giannis Antetokounmpo, how Giannis unseated 6-year reigning #1 LeBron James, where Kevin Durant factors into things, and why the Charlotte Hornets do not have a single player on this year's list! He also discusses the Kyrie Irving effect, James Harden vs Steph Curry, what Kawhi Leonard lacks that prevents him from being #1, Jimmy Butler's #11 rank, new age bigs, and the hot button issues the list has already created (no Lonzo Ball?? Klay Thompson at #58??)See for privacy information.
9/16/201956 minutes, 44 seconds
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Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter

Former Knicks and Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter is now a Boston Celtic, and excited about the coming season with his new team! He shares the phone call from Kemba Walker that sealed the deal, his true feelings about the Knicks ownership and the city of New York, the importance of team chemistry and how that's going to be the key to the Celtics' success this season, and why he always strives to be a good locker room guy! Plus, Enes discusses the political issues in Turkey and how that's affecting Enes and his family, and why being outspoken about what's happening in his home country is vital to the security of him and his loved ones.See for privacy information.
9/9/201943 minutes, 25 seconds
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Doug Christie, Enes Kanter, and Metta World Peace

Catch up on The Full 48 with the best-of Enes Kanter, Metta World Peace, and Doug Christie! Enes Kanter speaks to political activism in the NBA and how it's personally affecting his career, his path to US citizenship and the unique offers he's received from some of his female fans, and his childhood idol, Hedo Turkoglu. Doug Christie remembers the Lakers dynasty of the 2000s and what that was like for him as a member of the Sacramento Kings. He also sets the record straight on what really went down between him and Rick Fox all those years ago. And Metta World Peace talks "Ron Artest," Malice at the Palace, his relationship with Jermaine O'Neal, and pantsing Paul Pierce.See for privacy information.
9/3/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 28 seconds
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NBA Commish Adam Silver, Brooklyn Nets Joe Harris, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

It's a special best-of episode featuring 3 of Howard's favorite interviews of the last 12 months including NBA Commissioner Adam Silver who discusses everything from the possible legalization of marijuana use in the league to NBA age limits; Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Harris who shares the best nicknames he's heard since growing his beard to the Nets success to the childhood goals that still grace the walls of his old bedroom in his parents' house; and the great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar who weighs in on the Michael Jordan GOAT debate, LeBron James, and the rebirth of athlete activism.See for privacy information.
8/26/201945 minutes, 38 seconds
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Quentin Richardson

Current BIG3 player and cohost of the "Knuckleheads" podcast, Quentin Richardson discusses the BIG3, female coaches in the NBA, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George to the Clippers, "The Battle For LA," Phoenix Suns and Steve Nash, and his redemption with the Miami Heat. He also reveals the team nicknames on Power, and why he holds Nancy Lieberman in such high esteem.See for privacy information.
8/19/201949 minutes, 2 seconds
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NBA Scheduling Czars Tom Carelli & Evan Wasch

It's NBA schedule release day, and in what is hopefully becoming an annual tradition, NBA Scheduling Czars, Sr. VP of Game Schedule Management Tom Carelli and Sr. VP of Basketball Strategy & Analytics Evan Wasch, return to shed some light on the blood, sweat, and tears that go into scheduling an NBA season. They discuss the reduction of back-to-back games, exploring earlier start times, focusing on player health and mental well-being, communicating and working with teams and arenas, identifying key match-ups and narratives, prioritizing high-profile and nationally-prominent games, and the factors considered when booking NBA travel. They also answer a few fan questions from twitter.See for privacy information.
8/12/201950 minutes, 40 seconds
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ESPN's Howard Bryant Says Abolish Free Agency, the Luxury Tax, and the Draft

ESPN columnist/commentator, Howard Bryant, joins The Full 48 with Howard Beck to debate the hypothetical effect of abolishing free agency, the luxury tax, and the draft in the NBA. They dissect apocalyptical scenarios that might result including league contraction, lack of player spread, and extreme over-spending for A List talent in smaller markets. They also discuss changing fandom, the end of the dynasty/super team era in the NBA, and the soap opera culture (aka free agency) taking over the league.See for privacy information.
7/28/20191 hour, 21 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Athletic's Michael Lee on Who Won the Summer, Christmas Match-ups, and Playoff Predictions

Michael Lee of The Athletic returns to break down this crazy Summer and off-season! He weighs in on the Washington Wizards front office re-org, the City of Los Angeles winning big in free agency (nabbing 4 of the top 8 players in the league between the Lakers and the Clippers), Mike Conley joining the Utah Jazz, and the Brooklyn Nets landing Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. Howard and Michael also share their top 5 Christmas Day match-ups (which may or may not include the Golden State Warriors), their play-off predictions for both the Eastern and Western Conferences (and why Dallas and Atlanta are definitely out), and why Russell Westbrook will never be hated in OKC. Plus, Michael Lee reveals the entire story behind the Jay-Z diss track inspired by the DeShawn Stevenson and LeBron James feud covered by Michael during his beat writing days in DC.See for privacy information.
7/22/20191 hour, 16 minutes, 44 seconds
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David Griffin, President of the New Orleans Pelicans

President of the New Orleans Pelicans, David Griffin, offers an explanation for Zion Williamson's limited showing at Summer league, why the Pelicans are Jrue Holiday's team, what JJ Redick brings to a younger roster, and why it makes a lot of sense to flip flop the draft and free agency. He also provides some insight to the blockbuster Anthony Davis trade with the Los Angeles Lakers, why he thinks the Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Clippers are "scary good," and how he feels the Brooklyn Nets will get the best version of Kyrie Irving.See for privacy information.
7/17/201936 minutes, 18 seconds
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Monty McCutchen on NBA Rule Changes - Past, Present & Future

NBA VP of Referee Development and Training, Monty McCutchen, discusses the upcoming Coach's challenge rule, implementing the proposed use of the replay center, experimenting with the Transition Foul rule in the G-League, micro-chips in basketballs, L2M reports, improving the player-referee relationship, and female referees in the NBA.See for privacy information.
7/15/201940 minutes, 11 seconds
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Gersson Rosas of the Minnesota Timberwolves

Minnesota Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations, Gersson Rosas, says Karl-Anthony Towns is the reason they almost landed a big free agent (aka D'Angelo Russell), is excited about incoming rookie, Jarrett Culver, is advocating for swapping the draft and free agency dates, and shares the important core values he learned during his 16 years with Daryl Morey and the Houston Rockets. Gersson also recounts the heartbreak of Chris Paul's injury during last year's Conference Finals, and the joy of signing James Harden. Plus, "Minnesota Nice" is a real thing!See for privacy information.
7/12/201949 minutes, 17 seconds
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Drunk With Power

You asked for it; you got it! Howard Beck, Zach Lowe, Rachel Nichols and an alcoholic beverage (or three) are in a Las Vegas tiki bar, and drunk with power (or other stuff). This is part 1 (if you're listening to this first) of a two-part megapod with The Lowe Post, and anything goes as you're about to discover (or already have if you listened to The Lowe Post first). This part of the convo includes everything from the most insane thing they've seen in this free agency period (aka Anthony Davis trade) to generational shifts in fandom to the end of the Super Team era to what exactly the Brooklyn Nets will be with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant to worst and best NBA team names, and NBA Award and ownership reform! Plus Zach & Rachel become "Commish For A Day," and decree the changes they'd make to the league (adios to the cha-cha slide and air horn).See for privacy information.
7/9/20191 hour, 13 minutes, 40 seconds
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Wes Wilcox on Free Agency Madness

Former GM of the Atlanta Hawks and current NBA TV analyst, Wes Wilcox, returns to breakdown the crazy whirlwind of NBA free agency! He and Howard discuss most impressive and best deals, biggest disappointments, best value contract, most eyebrow-raising contract, and which teams are already Finals contenders. They analyze the Lakers situation, possible Kawhi Leonard scenarios, the Knicks, and DeMarcus Cousins' current homeless plight.See for privacy information.
7/3/20191 hour, 20 minutes, 12 seconds
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Andre Iguodala (Before the Grizzlies Trade)

*This interview was recorded early Sunday (6/30) afternoon before the news broke about Andre Iguadala's trade to the Memphis Grizzlies. Three-time NBA Champion, one-time NBA Finals MVP, and author of "The Sixth Man," Andre Iguodala, lays to rest the idea that the Golden State Warriors dynasty days are over, speaks to the surprising nature of free agency, why LeBron James is the best example of finding peace in the league, and how the race issue in the NBA continues to evolve over the years. Andre also shares his take on social media and fandom, and its effect on all players including Kevin Durant, his own relationship with Rob Pelinka, and the big change he'd make to the league if he were Commish For A Day!See for privacy information.
7/1/201936 minutes, 8 seconds
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Landry Shamet of the Los Angeles Clippers

Landry Shamet of the Los Angeles Clippers wasn't initially happy about being traded to the Los Angeles Clippers last season, admits that the Golden State Warriors did a good job defending him in the round 1 of the play-offs, got some tremendous advice from JJ Redick, and some funny courtside hazing from Floyd Mayweather. Landry also shares his sales pitch to Kawhi Leonard and/or Kevin Durant on why they should consider signing with the Clippers, and recounts a great story involving Chick-Fila, the Toronto Raptors, and forgotten passports.See for privacy information.
6/28/201940 minutes, 37 seconds
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Vincent Goodwill on MVP, NBA Awards & James Harden vs Chris Paul

Yahoo Sports Senior Writer, Vincent Goodwill, returns to talk NBA Awards Show, the Houston Rockets, and free agency! He has thoughts on Giannis as MVP and the James Harden loyalists response to that win, how the NBA can better serve the big awards, and today's fandom. He also weighs in on the drama in Houston surrounding Chris Paul and James Harden, how Daryl Morey and the front office are handling it, and how a banged-up Golden State roster may influence the Rockets' next moves. Plus, they cover free agency and Kawhi Leonard, the importance of chemistry, and Michael Jordan's MVP history.See for privacy information.
6/25/201955 minutes, 15 seconds
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NBA Draft Breakdown with B/R Draft GURU Jonathan Wasserman

B/R Draft GURU, Jonathan Wasserman, joins to breakdown the madness of the 2019 NBA Draft - The good: David Griffin and the New Orleans Pelicans trade away #4 pick to get Jaxson Hayes at #8 to accelerate rebuild after losing franchise player Anthony Davis, thus making themselves exciting team to watch. The Memphis Grizzlies are also big winners getting a star point guard of the future in Ja Morant, and best defensive prospect, Brandon Clarke. The bad: Washington Wizards picking Rui Hachimura at #9, and potentially squandering Bradley Beal's prime years. The ugly: Cam Johnson becoming oldest first-rounder going #11 to the Phoenix Suns (which even shocks Cam's former teammate, Coby White). Beck & Wass also analyze Atlanta's surprise move up to grab DeAndre Hunter at #4 and Cam Reddish at #10, possibly to make the Hawks more attractive to free agents, Minnesota Timberwolves grabbing Jarrett Culver and potentially dumping Andrew Wiggins, Oklahoma City's "hit or miss" draft pick, Darius Bazley, the pros and cons of flip-flopping the draft and free agency deadline, and the reason why Zion Williamson is pretty much a lock for Rookie Of The Year.See for privacy information.
6/21/20191 hour, 27 minutes, 10 seconds
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Chris Mannix on Anthony Davis trade, Kyrie Irving & the Nets, the Pelicans & Zion Williamson, and the End of the Super Team Era

Sports Illustrated Senior Writer and NBC Sports Boston analyst, Chris Mannix, joins to break down the Anthony Davis trade, and what it means for the Los Angeles Lakers and the New Orleans Pelicans moving forward. He also has thoughts on Kyrie Irving possibly going to the Brooklyn Nets, and why that would really be no different than his situation in Boston, what Boston might do if Kyrie leaves, and how all of this may impact Jimmy Butler, Tobias Harris, and Kevin Durant. Chris also makes predictions about next year's Western Conference play-off picture, and the 2020 NBA Finals (will it be the Milwaukee Bucks vs the Lakers or the Bucks vs the Houson Rockets).See for privacy information.
6/17/201952 minutes, 10 seconds
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Sam Amick on Kevin Durant's Ruptured Achilles & Free Agency Future

The Athletic's Sam Amick returns to talk about game 5 of the NBA Finals, the devastating achilles injury to Kevin Durant, the strange circumstances surrounding the press conference and KD's surgery announcement, pressure he may have felt from fans, teammates, the Warriors and/or the media to come back too soon, and the impact the injury may have on KD's free agency decision as well as Kyrie Irving and Anthony Davis' respective futures.See for privacy information.
6/13/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 43 seconds
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NBA TV's Dennis Scott

Dennis Scott from NBA TV joins Howard moments after the Toronto Raptors stunning victory over the Golden State Warriors to go up 3-1 in the Finals! Dennis explains why the first 5 minutes set the tone for the second half, how Kawhi Leonard's cool, quiet leadership affected the Raptors, why Steph Curry's still the greatest shooter ever, and when he knew that Kevin Durant was a necessity for the Warriors and not just a luxury. Dennis also speaks to DeMarcus Cousin's role and future, Kevin Durant's free agency, why the Los Angeles Clippers are not a good fit for Kawhi Leonard, how LeBron James changed free agency, and what free agency really means to NBA players today. He also recalls Shaq leaving the Magic for the Lakers, and the birth of Kobe's "mamba mentality."See for privacy information.
6/8/201938 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Athletic's Marcus Thompson on the NBA Finals and Kevin Durant

The Athletic's Marcus Thompson, who also authored the book, "KD: Kevin Durant's Relentless Pursuit to Be the Greatest," returns to talk NBA Finals, the Warriors health issues, and what the Toronto Raptors need to do to win the Championship. He also reveals what he discovered about Kevin Durant while researching his new book, why KD's hypersensitivity is cool with Marcus, and how he thinks KD's free agency will play out in the off-season.See for privacy information.
6/5/201955 minutes, 22 seconds
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RJ Hampton

5-star basketball recruit RJ Hampton has made a groundbreaking move in pursuit of an NBA career. He's bypassing college basketball to join the New Zealand Breakers in the Australian National Basketball League. RJ speaks to the groundbreaking decision that will relocate his entire family halfway across the world, and what he hopes it may do for age limits and the NBA. He also talks about his heroes (Steph, LeBron, Kobe and Michael Jordan), how he hopes to develop his game and improve as a player, and what the Breakers could offer that college couldn't. Plus, RJ reveals his college pick had the Breakers not been an option, and makes an obvious prediction about this year's NBA Finals.See for privacy information.
5/31/201924 minutes, 34 seconds
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Zach Lowe & The NBA Finals

Zach Lowe of ESPN and "The Lowe Post" podcast fame joins to talk NBA Finals, and especially how things might look when the Golden State Warriors arrive in Toronto for the first two games of the series on the Raptor's home court. He shares thoughts on the best defensive use of Kawhi Leonard, how Kevin Durant's possible absence will affect the Warriors' game, Steph Curry's offensive power, and how DeMarcus Cousins will factor into the strategy. Zach also weighs in on the "Toronto Drakes," ToronTo vs Toronno, Rob Pelinka's Kobe Bryant & Heath Ledger story, the new free agency deadline, and what's sure to be a very challenging off-season for the Milwaukee Bucks! And then there's the whole Giannis MVP debate, and whether Steph Curry deserves to be named Finals MVP should the Warriors win the Championship.See for privacy information.
5/28/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 55 seconds
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Jason "The Jet" Terry on Bucks-Raptors, Giannis, KD, Kawhi Leonard, and the All NBA Awards

Former Milwaukee Buck, Jason "The Jet" Terry, who retired last year after a 19-year NBA career, shares some insight into Giannis and Bucks, the current Bucks-Raptors play-off series, and who'll make the tougher opponent for the Golden State Warriors. Jason speaks to why Toronto may be more equipped than Milwaukee to handle the NBA Finals environment, how Giannis needs to improve his game to help his team, who should have made the various All NBA Teams (hello Patrick Beverley and Klay Thompson), and why Kevin Durant should consider the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers as potential future options. And then there's the ownership of "The Jet" nickname, and the one change that Jason would make if he were "Commish For A Day," and what that change has to do with the NCAA Tournament.See for privacy information.
5/24/201950 minutes, 35 seconds
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LA Times Tania Ganguli Breaks Down the Lakers, Magic Johnson, and LeBron James

LA Times beat writer Tania Ganguli has been covering the Lakers for the last 3 years, and was at the Lakers' press conference yesterday to introduce new head coach Frank Vogel. She joins to share her thoughts on what she saw and heard yesterday from Rob Pelinka (about Magic Johnson), Frank Vogel, and LeBron James. Tania also speaks to the Lakers' chaotic and drama-filled front office, Jeanie Buss' noticeable absence yesterday, "Laker Exceptionalism," their free agency and lottery plans and whether Anthony Davis is still an option, and the perceived lack of confidence in the Lakers that is beginning to spread in the league.See for privacy information.
5/21/201955 minutes, 9 seconds
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Jonathan Wasserman on the Lottery Draw, Zion Williamson, the Los Angeles Lakers, and Anthony Davis

B/R's NBA Draft Guru Jonathan Wasserman returns to break down the lottery draw and what it means for tanking, the top 10 picks, and potential trade packages from the Memphis Grizzlies and the Los Angeles Lakers for Zion Williamson. Jonathan shares draft scenarios for the New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Chicago Bulls, Atlanta Hawks, and Phoenix Suns, explains why there's really no difference between the 4th and 11th picks in this weak draft class, why Ja Morant is actually perfect for Memphis, and how come the team with the most to lose and prove is the Los Angeles Lakers. Plus, Howard's view from inside the actual lottery draw room!See for privacy information.
5/15/20191 hour, 9 minutes, 19 seconds
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Wes Wilcox on Houston Rockets, Boston Celtics, Anthony Davis, LeBron James, and the Lottery

Former Atlanta Hawks GM, Wes Wilcox, returns to talk the future of eliminated playoff teams including which are (or should be) in crisis mode, which should be concerned, and which have nothing to worry about. He offers analysis and possible trade/free agent scenarios for the Houston Rockets, Oklahoma City Thunder, Boston Celtics, and Philadelphia 76ers. How will Kevin Durant's plans affect Kyrie Irving and Boston? What should Houston do with Chris Paul? How does competitive rebuilding factor into Boston's off-season? And what does Philadelphia need to do with Tobias Harris and Jimmy Butler. Plus, Wes weighs in on the new head coach in Cleveland, John Beilein, and why that out of the blue move actually makes complete sense.See for privacy information.
5/13/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 19 seconds
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Metta World Peace

Former Defensive Player of the Year, 4-time member of the All-Defensive Team, All-Star, 2010 NBA Champion, and star of the upcoming documentary, "Quiet Storm: The Ron Artest Story," Metta World Peace addresses his mental health issues, the Malice In The Palace, his relationship with Jermaine O'Neal, and growing up in the projects in New York. He also recalls pantsing Paul Pierce, brunching with Dr. Jerry Buss, and the inspiration he took from Dennis Rodman's Oprah appearance. Plus, he explains why "small ball" doesn't do it for him, why he'd make a great NBA head coach, and who he hopes the Lakers get to play with LeBron James.See for privacy information.
5/9/201946 minutes, 59 seconds
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Actor Kelly AuCoin on the Portland Trail Blazers, Billions, and Dollar Bill Stern

Kelly AuCoin is "Dollar Bill Stern" on Showtime's "Billions." He's also a die-hard Portland Trail Blazers fan, who shed a few tears over Damian Lillard's 37-foot shot. Hear his take on the Blazers' post-season to date, and what drastic change he would make to the league if he were "Commish For A Day." He's also sharing plenty of great stories from the set of "Billions," including Dollar Bill's big boxing match against Mafee, meeting Deontay Wilder, singing Bruce Springsteen, and the creation of Chickentown.See for privacy information.
5/7/201955 minutes, 37 seconds
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Brooklyn Nets Coach Kenny Atkinson

Brooklyn Nets Coach Kenny Atkinson returns to talk about the team's breakthrough season, when he realized they were onto something, the night that Caris LeVert went down, the development and growth of D'Angelo Russell into a starting point guard and All-Star, and 2019 free agency. Kenny also speaks to his coaching style and philosophy, what it took to build the Nets culture, basketball's relationship with the media, and how he combats PSS (Post Season Syndrome).See for privacy information.
5/2/201955 minutes, 42 seconds
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Ric Bucher on the Warriors-Rockets Game 1 Officiating, Kevin Durant, and the Great (or not so much) Russell Westbrook

Ric Bucher, Senior Writer for Bleacher Report and host of the "Bucher & Friends" podcast, breaks down game 1 of the Warriors Rockets series, and how to keep the focus on the game(s) and not the officiating. He speaks to the Warriors current kumbaya chemistry and whether it's just a front for fans and media, and Kevin Durant's predicted offseason move to the New York Knicks, and how it compares to LeBron James' move to LA. And of course, Ric and Howard engage in the ongoing debate about Russell Westbrook as the great player that Bucher sees him to be or the flawed player that needs to work on his 3s and his attack-style of playing that Howard envisions.See for privacy information.
4/30/20191 hour, 8 minutes
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Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey

Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey thinks the Utah Jazz series went better than he expected, is preparing for round 2 most likely against the Golden State Warriors even though he had hoped to potentially face them later in the playoffs, and addresses the Rockets 11-14 start. He also weighs in on lottery reform, the 3-point shot and its effect on the game, and Damian Lillard's series-winning, amazing shot against Oklahoma City.See for privacy information.
4/26/201930 minutes, 45 seconds
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ESPN's Tim Bontemps on the Eastern Conference Playoffs

ESPN's Tim Bontemps joins to breakdown the Eastern Conference playoffs to date, including the Boston Celtics making quick work of the Indiana Pacers. He weighs in on the upcoming Celtics-Bucks series, the Kyrie Irving-Gordon Hayward chemistry, why Giannis is the best player in the NBA (and will be for the next 6-10 years), and whether Coach Mike Buldenholzer's defense will hold up as the Bucks advance in their playoff run. Tim also speaks to why he believes the Raptors will give Golden State a run for their money in the Finals, and the one thing that might prompt Kawhi Leonard to leave Toronto in the off season.See for privacy information.
4/23/201947 minutes, 58 seconds
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Richard Jefferson on LeBron, Steph, KD, Russell Westbrook, and the Lakers

Richard Jefferson, host of "The Road Trippin' Podcast" and Executive Producer of the new film, "Sprinter," returns to speak to his foray into movie making, and the reason this specific project connected with him. He also of course talks play-off basketball including whether anyone has a shot at beating the Warriors, what Philadelphia needs to do to beat the Nets, why it's tough to play in Portland, and why he thinks Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder is the most intense player in the game. RJ also weighs in on the dysfunctional Lakers and what they should do about a coach and a President of Basketball Ops. And he offers his own take on Kevin Durant's future and rumored move to the New York Knicks.See for privacy information.
4/19/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 46 seconds
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Game of Zones creators The Malamut Brothers

The Malamut Brothers, Craig and Adam, are the mad geniuses behind Game of Zones on the B/R app, and they just launched their brand new 8-episode season! Discover their take on the just-released Jimmy Butler episode, what they have planned with the Toronto Raptors, and why Game Of Thrones ending doesn't concern them too terribly much. The brothers also discuss their creative inspiration, their favorite episodes (Sun Kings) and characters, the ones they kinda feel bad about doing (Tobias Harris), and why the San Antonio Spurs as the White Walkers has become problematic. Plus, the Philadelphia natives and die-hard 76ers fans have some tips for dealing with disappointment, and predictions for their team's playoff run.See for privacy information.
4/16/20191 hour, 14 minutes, 7 seconds
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J.A. Adande On Magic Johnson, The Lakers, and Charles Barkley

Former LA Times columnist and ESPN reporter, and current Director of Sports Journalism at Northwestern University, J.A. Adande. has a unique relationship with and perspective about Laker great, Magic Johnson. J.A. shares his insight on Magic's stunning resignation as President of Laker Operations, Magic's legacy as a player and Laker specifically, his role in bringing LeBron James to Los Angeles, and what the Lakers should consider doing in the wake of Magic's departure. J.A. also speaks to Dirk Nowitzki's time in Dallas, Charles Barkley's life philosophy, Adam Silver's comments about NBA player's mental well-being, and why J.A.'s incapable of covering Magic Johnson objectively.See for privacy information.
4/13/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 54 seconds
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Kirk Goldsberry on the 3-Point Revolution, Giannis for MVP, and the All-NBA Ballot

Former VP of Strategic Research for the San Antonio Spurs, current ESPN NBA analyst, and author of the upcoming book, "SprawlBall: A Visual Tour of the New Era of the NBA," Kirk Goldsberry, discusses the rapid expansion of the 3-point revolution, and what it means for the game and the league. He and Howard also talk about the 4-point shot, banning field goal percentage, James Harden vs Giannis Antetokounmpo for MVP, Russell Westbrook criticism, the future of Andrew Wiggins, and the All NBA team ballot.See for privacy information.
4/9/20191 hour, 12 minutes, 12 seconds
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Milwaukee Bucks Co-Owner Marc Lasry and the Business of Winning

Marc Lasry is the co-owner of the team with the best record in the NBA and guaranteed home court advantage in the play-offs - the Milwaukee Bucks! Marc speaks to the Bucks' special season, when he knew they might be play-off bound, what Giannis Antetokounmpo is like on and off the court, why the Bucks' chemistry works, and how GM Jon Horst and Coach Mike Budenholzer shaped the culture and jump-started the team's progress. He also explains the business of winning, and shares some great Giannis stories, some cool behind-the-scenes info on Showtime's "Billions" (including what it was like filming his cameo appearance last season), and the worst thing he's ever yelled at a ref.See for privacy information.
4/6/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 47 seconds
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Harvey Araton on GOAT Michael Jordan, Competitive Balance, and the Lakers vs the Knicks

Former New York Times journalist Harvey Araton's 8th book, "Elevated: The Global Rise Of The NBA," arrives April 16th. It's an interesting and unique look at the history of the NBA through a curated collection of New York Times articles published in the paper over the last 30-40 years. Harvey specifically speaks to Magic Johnson's welcome back after his HIV announcement, Michael Jordan's leadership style with the Bulls (and a great huddle story involving Scottie Pippen during the playoffs against the New York Knicks), Ronald Reagan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Red Auerbach's prediction of the NBA's demise with the advent of free agency. Harvey also offers thoughts on why Michael Jordan wins the GOAT debate in his opinion, what competitive balance means in today's NBA, and the two changes he'd make if he were commissioner for a day!See for privacy information.
4/3/20191 hour, 1 minute, 31 seconds
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Vincent Goodwill on the Denver Nuggets, Western Conference Finals, Coach Of The Year, and the Hall of Fame

Yahoo! Sports Senior Writer, Vincent Goodwill, joins to talk about more than just his beloved Detroit Pistons! He's has thoughts on the Denver Nuggets, the Western Conference Finals and who, if anyone, is a threat to the Golden State Warriors, why the Milwaukee Bucks Mike Budenholzer should be Coach Of The Year, who are likely candidates for the upcoming All NBA teams, and why Chris Webber and Ben Wallace deserve to be in the basketball Hall of The Fame.See for privacy information.
3/29/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 23 seconds
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B/R College Hoops Experts Jonathan Wasserman and David Gardner on the Sweet 16 & the NBA Draft

B/R's college hoops experts, Jonathan Wasserman and David Gardner, offer analysis of the Sweet 16 and the remaining 20+ potential first round draft picks still remaining in the tournament! Hear their respective takes on Duke's Zion Williamson, RJ Barrett, and Cam Reddish, Murray State's Ja Morant, Gonzaga's Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke, UNC's Coby White, Texas Tech's Jarrett Culver, and Kentucky's Tyler Herro. They also talk draft wild cards, international players, injured ballers, the supposed weakness of the draft, and why Ja Morant would be a great pick for the New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns, Chicago Bulls or Cleveland Cavaliers. Plus, Howard Beck and Jonathan Wasserman share their Final Four brackets!See for privacy information.
3/25/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 20 seconds
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David Locke on the Utah Jazz, Laker Mistakes, and Elite Defenses

The radio voice of the Utah Jazz, and the founding CEO of The Locked On Podcast Network, David Locke, joins and engages in a spirited debate about elite offenses versus elite defenses. He also weighs in on the Los Angeles Lakers mistake in letting both Brook Lopez and D'Angelo Russell go, the Utah Jazz' standing in the Western Conference, the All-Star Team bias against Rudy Gobert, the incredible talent of Donovan Mitchell, and whether Gordon Hayward or Dennis Rodman is the biggest NBA villain in Utah. David and Howard also discuss the recent Russell Westbrook fan incident in Utah, the Jazz front office's immediate response, and whether Utah has a larger race issue and if so, what implications that may have on the team and the NBA.See for privacy information.
3/21/201958 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Coach David Thorpe on NBA Surprises, Busts, and LeBron James

The Coach, David Thorpe, is back talking about his return to True Hoop, his new venture, The Pro Training Center, and lots of NBA action! David runs down his surprises (both good and bad) so far in the season, and they include the Milwaukee Bucks, the Indiana Pacers, and the Washington Wizards. He runs down "bust, not or too-soon-to-tell" on Kevin Knox, Andrew Wiggins, and Lonzo Ball. He talks about average coaches versus elite coaches, fan code of conduct and zero-tolerance (in relation to Russell Westbrook's altercation with the fan in Utah), how NBA owners are much like Bobby Axelrod from the TV show "Billions," and why all basketball fans should be worried about the Lakers and LeBron James.See for privacy information.
3/19/20191 hour, 11 minutes, 19 seconds
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Jason Lloyd on the LeBron James Lakers Disaster

Jason Lloyd, the Editor-In-Chief of The Athletic in Cleveland, joins to talk about the disaster that has become LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers. How did things break down so quickly, and can anything be done to salvage the season? How much of this rests on the Lakers rookie front office (Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka)? Who can they potentially sign this summer to help LeBron (Jimmy Butler, Anthony Davis, Kris Middleton, Kyrie Irving)? What will happen to the city of Cleveland if Kyrie Irving does in fact move to LA (burn baby, burn)? And will any of this Lakers debacle have an impact on LeBron's legacy at the end of the day?See for privacy information.
3/14/201952 minutes, 50 seconds
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Detroit Pistons Asst. GM Malik Rose

Detroit Pistons Assistant GM (and former Spurs and Knicks player), Malik Rose, talks about the Pistons' surprise season, the return of Reggie Jackson, Blake Griffin's leadership skills, the spark plug that is Ish Smith, old school scouting versus new school analytics, concern for players in today's "age of anxiety" and the role that social media plays in that, and what it truly takes to win a championship. Malik also evaluates his skills as a player and how that would translate to today's game, and remembers the temper-tantrum tirade by a former Spurs teammate that resulted in a destroyed locker room in Cleveland, and bat incidents of another kind during his time in San Antonio.See for privacy information.
3/12/201950 minutes, 6 seconds
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Sacramento Kings Doug Christie

Former Sacramento Kings shooting guard turned current Kings commentator, Doug Christie, knew by game 10 that the Kings had a special team this year. He speaks to the talent and chemistry of the starting roster, why he's so high on De'Aaron Fox and Marvin Bagley, how youth and inexperience may challenge a Kings play-off run, and why Coach Dave Joerger deserves more recognition and credit than he's currently receiving. Doug also recounts his time as a player with the Kings, and what it was like traveling with Vlade Divac and Peja Stojakovic, their rivalry with the Lakers, controversial game 6 of the 2002 Western Conference Finals, and that pre-season off-court, full-on brawl with Rick Fox.See for privacy information.
3/8/20191 hour, 8 seconds
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Sam Amick on the MVP Race, the Lakers & Celtics Crises, Anthony Davis, and the Kings

Sam Amick from The Athletic joins for a live podcast complete with audience Q&A at the end! Sam and Howard discuss the MVP race and why Sam believes it's between Paul George, Gianna Antetokounmpo, and James Harden (and not Nikola Jokic), the Milwaukee Bucks run, the Lakers crisis vs the Celtics crisis, the great Anthony Davis question, the Sacramento Kings' turnaround, and the hype surrounding Ben Simmons.See for privacy information.
3/5/201952 minutes, 22 seconds
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True Hoop's Henry Abbott on Tanking, the 3-Point Crisis, and Player Empowerment

True Hoop is back! Original founder, and former ESPN writer, Henry Abbott relaunched the revolutionary, independent, all-things basketball new media company in newsletter form with plans to grow to video and podcasts! He does talk about that, but he also offers thoughts on poorly run NBA teams, why competitive balance cannot be affected or achieved with any existing tools, player empowerment and team accountability, tanking, the crisis of the 3-point shot, the possibility of adding 4-pointers, and the Tim Donaghy gambling scandal.See for privacy information.
2/28/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 39 seconds
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NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry

NBA legend and Hall of Famer, Rick Barry, remembers his own All-Star Game experience in 1967, reveals what prevented him from playing for the Boston Celtics at the end of his career, and explains the importance of coaching and playing the game properly. He also comments on Anthony Davis' situation, why Kevin Durant leaving the Warriors would be a mistake, and why he firmly believes that nobody will beat the Golden State Warriors in 7 this season.See for privacy information.
2/25/201935 minutes, 26 seconds
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NBA Legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

NBA Legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar remembers a couple of his favorite All-Star Game moments, has some thoughts on athlete activism and NBA age limits, explains why there's really no GOAT debate when it comes to Michael Jordan and LeBron James, and thinks James Harden gets a bad rap! Kareem breaks down the comparison between his former teammate Oscar Robertson and Russell Westbrook, the similar career situation Kareem shares with Anthony Davis, and some of the players he enjoys watching today. He'll also tell you where and how you can score a piece of memorabilia from his career!See for privacy information.
2/21/201935 minutes, 4 seconds
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2nd Annual All-Star Weekend Wrap-Up with Michael Lee

Michael Lee, Senior NBA Writer for The Athletic, returns for the Second Annual Full 48 All-Star Weekend Wrap-Up! Howard and Michael break down what made this year's All-Star game different, why the 3-point contest won the weekend, the lack of audience enthusiasm, the "dud" of a dunk contest, and Kevin Durant as All-Star MVP and his all-time rank in the NBA. They also discuss the drama surrounding trade rumors and tampering speculation, league policy regarding teams benching players, LeBron and the Lakers chasing the 8th seed down the stretch, the Anthony Davis list, and why Red Vines beat Twizzlers any day of the week.See for privacy information.
2/18/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 24 seconds
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Rachel Nichols on the All Star draft, LeBron's "tampering," Kevin Durant in NYC, and the Kobe & T-Mac Connection

Rachel Nichols, host of ESPN's The Jump, joins Howard to talk about the televised All Star draft, LeBron's "tampering", an All NBA award, what winning MVP really means, the Knicks and Kristaps Porzingis, Kevin Durant, free agency, supermax contracts, and her recent, hilarious sit-down with Kobe Bryant and Tracy McGrady.See for privacy information.
2/14/201952 minutes, 57 seconds
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Andre Holland on High Flying Bird, LeBron James and The Lakers

Andre Holland plays sports agent Ray in the new Netflix film, "High Flying Bird," which is loosely based on the 2011 NBA lockout and directed by Steven Soderbergh. Andre speaks to the difficulty in making a basketball movie that doesn't really feature a lot of basketball playing, what he thinks about reviewers labeling the film "subversive," and why it was important to address racial injustice in sports. Andre also grew up a Magic Johnson and Los Angeles Lakers fan, enjoys watching the Golden State Warriors, and explains why he's more inspired by LeBron James' actions off the court than on.See for privacy information.
2/12/201925 minutes, 9 seconds
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Former Atlanta Hawks GM Wes Wilcox Talks Trades

It might have been one of the most mind-boggling and chaotic trade deadlines in recent NBA history, and former Atlanta Hawks GM Wes Wilcox joins to shed some light on the most impressive deals (Milwaukee and Sacramento), the biggest head-scratchers (Memphis and Washington), the LeBron factor in the East, the Anthony Davis factor in the West, how Zion Williamson fits into the trade scenario, Kyrie's future, and process vs outcome when it comes to Kristaps Porzingis and the New York Knicks.See for privacy information.
2/9/201959 minutes, 42 seconds
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Brooklyn Nets Joe Harris

Joe Harris is the 4th ranked 3-point shooter by percentage in the league, and will be repping the Brooklyn Nets in the 3-point shoot-out during All-Star Weekend in Charlotte. He talks about the Nets incredible turnaround, the All-Star transformation of D'Angelo Russell, Caris LeVert's expected return, Brooklyn's culture and player development philosophy, his only bucket in an NBA Finals game, lessons learned from LeBron James, and maintaining his hipster beard (and the nicknames that go along with it)!See for privacy information.
2/6/201952 minutes, 42 seconds
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Chris Mannix on Kristaps Porzingis Trade, Anthony Davis, and Kyrie Irving's Future in Boston

Chris Mannix, Senior Writer for Sports Illustrated and NBA Analyst for NBC Sports Boston, weighs in on the shocking Kristaps Porzingis trade. He joins Howard to break down what it all might mean for Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, Anthony Davis, Jimmy Butler, and even Zion Williamson. They also speak to Kyrie Irving's future in Boston, whether Anthony Davis has played his last game in New Orleans, and the Los Angeles Lakers' role in the whole Anthony Davis controversy.See for privacy information.
2/1/201955 minutes, 25 seconds
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Jonathan Wasserman on Zion Williamson, Anthony Davis, and Rookie Of The Year Candidates

B/R NBA Draft Guru (aka expert), Jonathan Wasserman, returns to talk Duke's Zion Williamson and why he's Jonathan's #1 pick and what that may mean for Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans. Jonathan discusses the 2013 Draft comparisons to this year's potential class, where he thinks Ja Morant and RJ Barrett will fall, and why tanking won't help any team land the number one lottery pick this year. Plus, Jonathan analyzes how last year's picks are fairing (Luka Doncic vs Trae Young vs Marvin Bagley), and breaks down the 2017 class including Jayson Tatum, De'Aaron Fox, and Dennis Smith, Jr.See for privacy information.
1/28/201950 minutes, 17 seconds
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NBA G League President Shareef Abdur-Rahim

Former NBA All-Star, Olympic Gold Medalist, and current President of the NBA G-League, Shareef Abdur-Rahim, breaks down the G League's planned expansion, upcoming Select Contract and Pro Path program, and the effect that a 30-team G League might have on the NBA Age Limits policy. Plus, Shareef recounts his time with the Vancouver Grizzlies, playing with Bryant "Big Country" Reeves, his 2002 All-Star Game appearance with Michael Jordan, and meeting his hero, Muhammad Ali.See for privacy information.
1/21/201943 minutes, 10 seconds
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Enes Kanter of the New York Knicks

Is New York Knicks Center Enes Kanter headed to the Sacramento Kings? He answers that question, and addresses the trade rumors that have surrounded him as of late. Enes also speaks to why he won't be going to London with the Knicks even if he's still with the team. And he talks about his decision to speak out publicly and vocally against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and the consequences that activism has had on Enes' family (his dad's facing 15-years in a Turkish prison), and his own career.See for privacy information.
1/15/201940 minutes, 44 seconds
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Zach Lowe on Tanking, Tom Thibodeau, and Trades

Zach Lowe returns for a game of "Tanking or Just Crappy" involving the New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Atlanta Hawks, Phoenix Suns, and Chicago Bulls. He also weighs in on the Tom Thibodeau firing and how the Jimmy Butler trade likely figured into that, and debates the league's trade and extend policy, and what frequent player moves mean for the long term health and future of smaller market and non-destination teams.See for privacy information.
1/10/20191 hour, 14 seconds
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Ric Bucher on GOAT LeBron James, and the Golden State Warriors Decline

B/R Senior Writer and host of the "Bucher and Friends" podcast, Ric Bucher, sets the record straight about his "nobody wants to play with LeBron James" article, and weighs in on LeBron's recent self-proclaimed GOAT comment. Ric also breaks down the Golden State Warriors deterioration from dominance, and the factors that he believes are contributing to their decline (including a possible Draymond Green injury, team chemistry issues, and the league catching up to the Warriors unique style of play).See for privacy information.
1/4/201950 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Lakers Jeanie Buss, Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr, and NBA Photographer Andy Bernstein

It's The Full 48 "Best of 2018" featuring three of Howard's fav interviews of the past year: Jeanie Buss of the Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, and longtime NBA photographer, Andy Bernstein. Jeanie talks Shaq and Kobe, Laker culture, and lessons learned from Dr. Buss. Steve speaks to the end of the Stick To Sports era, player autonomy on the court, and his own personal coaching style. And Andy Bernstein shares stories about his famous Michael Jordan "Come Fly With Me, Photo," shooting Shaq, and some of the worst injuries he suffered on behalf of his craft.See for privacy information.
12/24/201851 minutes, 37 seconds
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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and Atlanta Hawks Head Coach Lloyd Pierce

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver returns to discuss a myriad of NBA-related issues including age limits, the league's marijuana policy, lottery reform, and even Robert Sarver and the Phoenix Suns! Atlanta Hawks head coach Lloyd Pierce offers insight to his coaching philosophy and strategy, the rebuild process in Atlanta, his talented young players including Trae Young, why veteran player Vince Carter is integral to the team's success and growth, and what Lloyd ultimately hopes for the Hawks' season.See for privacy information.
12/19/20181 hour, 25 minutes, 44 seconds
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Danny Green of the Toronto Raptors

Toronto Raptors shooting guard and "Inside The Green Room" podcast host, Danny Green, speaks to his team's recent loss to the Brooklyn Nets and what they have to do in order to make a legit playoff run. He also talks about being traded to Toronto from the Spurs, his relationship with his former head coach Gregg Popovich and his new head coach Nick Nurse, and the expectations that Toronto has for Danny and teammate Kawhi Leonard. Danny also shares thoughts on Kawhi, Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, his "3 and D" label, and the upcoming Raptors vs Spurs game in January!See for privacy information.
12/10/201846 minutes, 9 seconds
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Vincent Goodwill on Fred Hoiberg's Firing, the Detroit Pistons, and Patrick Beverley and the Fan Code of Conduct

Yahoo! Sports Senior NBA Writer, Vincent Goodwill, spent many years in Chicago covering the Bulls, and weighs in on the firing of Fred Hoiberg, Jim Boylen being named new head coach, and the current roster's chance of post-season success. Vince also shares stories about his time in Detroit covering the Pistons, his recent article about Blake Griffin, and whether Blake still harbors bitter feelings toward his former team, the LA Clippers. Plus, Vince and Howard talk fan code of conduct as it relates to Patrick Beverly, NBA players in general, and even the press, including Vincent!See for privacy information.
12/4/20181 hour, 13 minutes, 7 seconds
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Quarter Season Breakdown and Analysis with Wes Wilcox, former Atlanta Hawks GM

Former Atlanta Hawks GM, Wes Wilcox, returns to breakdown the 20-Game marker and why it's so significant for NBA GMs. Wes weighs in on the best teams, the teams that GMs should be concerned about, flatter lottery odds, and why a little drama is actually a good thing for the Golden State Warriors. He also assesses the Jimmy Butler trade, Markelle Fultz, Kyrie Irving's status in Boston, and the Los Angeles Clippers' amazing first-place spot in the West. And he discusses tanking and rebuild strategies, and the plight of Carmelo Anthony.See for privacy information.
11/26/20181 hour, 17 minutes, 31 seconds
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Michael Rapaport on Kevin Durant, the New York Knicks, and Hating LeBron James

Host of the "I Am Rapaport Stereo Podcast," and long-suffering New York Knicks fan, actor Michael Rapaport dreamed of being an NBA player as a kid, and shares the second he knew that dream was dead! He also remembers the moment the acting bug bit, his first on-set experience, and what it was like working with his acting heroes, Robert DeNiro and Denzel Washington. And Michael sets the record straight on being banned from Madison Square Garden, hating LeBron James and Michael Jordan, his love of David Fizdale, a prediction about Kevin Durant's future, and his ultimate fantasy for Knicks owner James Dolan.See for privacy information.
11/19/20181 hour, 12 minutes, 7 seconds
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Grant Hill on Trae Young, Superstar Movement, NBA Age Limits, and Nickelback

Hall of Famer and 7x NBA All-Star, Grant Hill, is part of the Atlanta Hawks ownership group, and has also just been added to the board of the National Basketball Retired Players Association. The former Duke Blue Devil speaks about becoming an NBA franchise owner, the Hawks start this season, and how he feels about the contributions from their young players (like Trae Young) to the team. Grant also shares his thoughts on NBA age limits, his bittersweet Hall of Fame induction, his 4-years at Duke, the injuries that plagued, and maybe even cut short, his NBA career, and how he ended up making a cameo appearance in a Nickelback music video!See for privacy information.
11/12/201842 minutes, 58 seconds
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Richard Jefferson on LeBron, Luke, The Lakers, and Kyrie Irving's Flat Earth

NBA Champion with four Finals appearances turned NBA Analyst for the Yes Network, Richard Jefferson, has plenty to say about his recent NBA retirement, his new gig in broadcasting, and why he opted not to go the coaching route. He's also talking about Kyrie Irving's controversial Flat Earth statements on Richard's own podcast, "Road Trippin'," his friendship with Lakers coach Luke Walton, the advice he gave Luke when LeBron signed with the Lakers, and why Luke is the perfect coach for the LA team. Richard shares what it was like winning the Championship with the Cleveland Cavaliers, and answers the all-important question, where does he keep that Championship ring!See for privacy information.
11/5/201854 minutes, 44 seconds
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Golden State Warriors Shaun Livingston

14-year veteran and 3-time NBA Champ, Shaun Livingston, talks Warriors motivation and a possible 4th championship, Steve Kerr's coaching philosophy, KD's 25-point run in the 4th quarter of Friday night's game against the New York Knicks, and DeMarcus Cousin's ejection after a technical foul from the bench during that same game. Shaun also shares the DeMarcus Cousins that the public and media don't really get to see, his assessment of the Warriors' playoff series against Houston last year, and why "relief" best describes how he felt right after Golden State's 3rd Championship title in 4 years. Plus, Shaun discusses injuries, recovery, and possible retirement plans.See for privacy information.
10/29/201847 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Athletic's Sam Amick

The Athletic's Sam Amick shares some behind-the-scenes anecdotes about his story on how Jeanie Buss brought LeBron to the Lakers, including the role that Kobe Bryant played in her decision to do so. Sam was also at the Lakers-Rockets game that turned into a brawl and resulted in suspensions for Brandon Ingram, Rajon Rondo, and Chris Paul. And Sam explains why he's high on the Denver Nuggets, feeling a little queasy about the Oklahoma City Thunder, and believes the Lakers should be a bit panic-stricken about their 3-0 start.See for privacy information.
10/24/201847 minutes, 7 seconds
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Tobias Harris on The Los Angeles Clippers, Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks, and Clamp City

Los Angeles Clippers veteran forward Tobias Harris looks at all his trades as opportunities for growth, and explains what he learned from each team and coach for whom he played, including Stan Van Gundy and the Detroit Pistons and Doc Rivers and the Clippers. Tobias previews his current team's roster and rookies Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Jerome Robinson, weighs in on the Clamp City nickname, speaks to their chemistry and unity, and shares the philosophy the team's adopted in hopes of making a play-off run. Tobias also discusses his mentors George Gervin and Dale Ellis, his 70% vegan lifestyle, his love of chicken wings, and how he keeps his mind as mentally sharp and focused as his body.See for privacy information.
10/15/201843 minutes, 39 seconds
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Dan Klores and Basketball: A Love Story

Filmmaker Dan Klores provides a behind-the-scenes look at the making of his monumental new docu-series, "Basketball: A Love Story." The 10-hour, 5-part film premieres on ESPN on October 9th, and features short stories spanning the entire basketball universe - from Michael Jordan and the Bulls to Kobe and Shaq to Kyrie and LeBron to Yao Ming and the Beijing Olympics. Dan also reveals the reasons why certain stories didn't make the final cut like The Malice At The Palace, and what his biggest disappointment was when it came to missing interviews.See for privacy information.
10/8/201854 minutes, 55 seconds
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Chris Mannix on LeBron Media Day, Jimmy Butler, and The Erosion of The Houston Rockets

Chris Mannix of Yahoo! Sports and NBC Sports Boston explains his bold prediction that LeBron and the Los Angeles Lakers will not make the playoffs! Chris also discusses the most likely lottery-bound teams, this year's possible surprise teams, why the Boston Celtics will be among this season's most interesting teams to watch, how Kyle Lowry may directly affect the Toronto Raptors and Kawhi Leonard's success, likely outcomes for the Jimmy Butler-Minnesota Timberwolves situation, and why he's such a believer in the Denver Nuggets.See for privacy information.
10/1/201852 minutes, 34 seconds
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Ben Golliver on the SI Top 100 Rankings

Ben Golliver, Senior NBA Writer for Sports Illustrated, breaks down the just-published SI Top 100 Rankings. He speaks to the two trickiest guys to rank (Kristaps Porzingis and DeMarcus Cousins), the biggest backlash (Devin Booker), the Top 10 (Joel Embiid, Chris Paul, James Harden, and Kevin Durant), and the most controversial (Kawhi Leonard). He also weighs in on his biggest "Camp Curiosities" (Los Angeles Lakers, Kawhi, and Boston Celtics), and makes some playoff predictions for the East and West.See for privacy information.
9/24/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 50 seconds
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Monty McCutchen on NBA Player Referee Relations & Rule Changes

The NBA's sharp-dressed Vice President and Head of Referee Development and Training, Monty McCutchen, discusses the expected rule changes for the coming season including shot clock resets, the clear path rule, and hostile acts. He also speaks to the importance of female officials in the league, enforcing the existing wraps and holds rules, the elimination of flopping, and improving player referee relations. He also shares a couple of truly hilarious heckling stories (7-Up anyone?).See for privacy information.
9/19/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 57 seconds
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Jamal Crawford

Three-time NBA Sixth Man Of The Year and current free agent (at least at the time of this recording), Jamal Crawford talks 18 coaches in 18 seasons, best and worst advice he's received over the years, injuries (or lack thereof in Jamal's case), the return of the NBA to Seattle, and Manu Ginobili's retirement. And Jamal shares a great story about sneaking into the Forum as a kid to see the Los Angeles Lakers and the Chicago Bulls.See for privacy information.
9/14/201844 minutes, 27 seconds
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Hall of Fame NBA Photographer Andy Bernstein

NBA and Lakers team photographer Andy Bernstein has covered 36 NBA Finals, 36 All-Star games, and took Michael Jordan's iconic "Come Fly With Me" photo (among many others), and now he's being inducted into the Hall Of Fame, along with Steve Nash, Jason Kidd, Grant Hill, and Ray Allen (whose careers he also photographed from rookie to retirement). Andy shares stories from on and off the court, talks about taking hits from Shaq and James Harden, explains how he teamed up with Kobe Bryant for the upcoming book, "Mamba Mentality," and reveals why meeting Bruce Springsteen is one of the greatest moments of his life.See for privacy information.
9/5/201852 minutes, 54 seconds
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Detroit Pistons Assistant GM Malik Rose

Two time NBA champion with the San Antonio Spurs and current Assistant General Manger of the Detroit Pistons, Malik Rose, offers thoughts on former teammate Manu Ginobili's retirement, and shares stories about this days playing with Manu - from their first meeting to their current friendship. Malik also speaks about Coach Gregg Popovich and the lessons he learned from Pop that he applies to his new Detroit front office job. And Malik gives a short breakdown of what the Pistons' are hoping to get out of Blake Griffin and Reggie Jackson this coming season.See for privacy information.
8/30/201846 minutes, 50 seconds
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Derek Fisher, Ish Smith, and Ray Allen

Derek Fisher, Ish Smith, and Ray Allen in the same episode! This is your chance to catch up with the Full 48 and some great moments from the first half of 2018! Derek Fisher talks Kobe Bryant and Shaq, and what it was like being on that championship team in the middle of that tumultuous relationship. Ish Smith has played for 10 NBA teams in the last seven seasons and shares what it's like to be constantly traded, and the great advice he got from former OKC teammate Russell Westbrook that Ish still follows to this day. And soon-to-be Hall of Famer Ray Allen sets the record straight about what really happened when he left the Boston Celtics to sign and signed with the Miami Heat. He also weighs in on the GOAT debate between LeBron James and Michael Jordan.See for privacy information.
8/22/201844 minutes, 54 seconds
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Evan Wasch and Tom Carelli - The Architects Behind the NBA Schedule

Creating the NBA regular season schedule is a complex task to say the least, and it falls primarily to two gentlemen to work through the individual arena schedules, TV partners' broadcast schedules, the balance of home games vs away games, back-to-back games, marquee matchups, and featured holiday games while at the same time taking great storylines, travel, and ticket sales into consideration. Sr. Vice President & Head of Basketball Strategy and Analytics of the NBA Evan Wasch, and Sr. Vice President Broadcast Schedule Management for the NBA, Tom Carelli, are the brain trust behind the schedule and speak to the factors that go into crafting it each season.See for privacy information.
8/16/201842 minutes, 37 seconds
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David Griffin on the Lakers & LeBron, Kawhi's Letter, Koby Altman's Wedding, and NBA Schedule Conspiracy Theories

Former Cleveland Cavaliers and Phoenix Suns Exec, David Griffin, returns to dig into the Dog Days of NBA Summer! He offers some insight and analysis on the Lakers & LeBron James, Toronto & Kawhi Leonard, the Utah Jazz as a sleeper play-off contender, and the regression of the Philadelphia 76ers. He's also talking East vs West Conference Finals, and debunking conspiracy theories about the NBA schedule, and what it really means to play on Christmas and MLK Day. And he's explaining the how and why of his officiating duties at Koby Altman's upcoming nuptials.See for privacy information.
8/10/20181 hour, 2 minutes
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Adam Duritz of Counting Crows

Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz is a Golden State Warriors fan and a Boston Celtics fan! He speaks to his dual fandom along with the 25th Anniversary of the band's breakout album, "August And Everything After." He's sharing stories about "Round Here" (and how it ended up in "Billions" this season), "Mrs. Potters Lullaby" (and the role actress Monica Potter played in getting the song recorded and released), and the first song he ever wrote, "Good Morning Little Sister." He's also talking about the current tour and the songs he and the band love to play live. And he explains why his own podcast, "Underwater Sunshine" is his favorite thing he's doing right now!See for privacy information.
7/30/201853 minutes, 26 seconds
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Bleacher Report's Ric Bucher

Bleacher Report, Mad Dog Radio, and NBA Radio's Ric Bucher joins Howard to analyze and debate the recent moves in the off season, and what it might mean for the playoff picture next Spring. They discuss LeBron and the Lakers, Paul George staying in Oklahoma City, the Kawhi Leonard trade, DeMarcus Cousins signing with the Golden State Warriors, and Carmelo Anthony and Dwight Howard. They also vote for the Biggest Winners and Losers so far, the Best Value of the Summer, the move Underrated Move of the Off Season and the Most Baffling. Plus they answer two critical questions - are the Lakers now a playoff contender thanks to LeBron? And with Cleveland out in the East, who slides into that spot?See for privacy information.
7/23/20181 hour, 8 minutes, 12 seconds
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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander sat down with Howard Beck at Summer League in Las Vegas and spoke about being drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers, his experience to date at Summer League, his Rookie Of The Year aspirations, why Doc Rivers is a great coaching match for him, playing in the same city and arena as LeBron James, his basketball hero Allen Iverson, the Canadian basketball scene, learning leadership skills at Kentucky, cutting his hair, and how he celebrated on draft night.See for privacy information.
7/17/201832 minutes, 28 seconds
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Golden State Warriors Associate Head Coach Mike Brown

Associate Head Coach of the Golden State Warriors, Mike Brown, has a strategy to get to 5 Championships, some advice for Lakers Coach Luke Walton regarding LeBron James, and pure excitement for new Warrior DeMarcus Cousins! Mike also reveals what it's like having his son play Summer League for the Warriors, how it was to coach LeBron in Cleveland, what he learned from Gregg Popovich, and whether another head coaching job may be in his future.See for privacy information.
7/12/201846 minutes, 42 seconds
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Former Atlanta Hawks GM Wes Wilcox

Former Atlanta Hawks GM Wes Wilcox offers some insight and analysis to the recent flurry of NBA signings: LeBron James to the Los Angeles Lakers, DeMarcus Cousins to the Golden State Warriors, Paul George to the Oklahoma City Thunder. They discuss likely scenarios for Jabari Parker, Kyrie Irving, Lonzo Ball, and Kawhi Leonard. Plus, Wes and Howard breakdown the 2019 salary cap expansion and what that might do for teams like the Brooklyn Nets and the Chicago Bulls.See for privacy information.
7/6/20181 hour, 11 minutes, 59 seconds
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ESPN's Howard Bryant on the Future and Legacy of LeBron James

Howard Bryant, ESPN Senior Writer, and author of the book, "The Heritage: Black Athletes, A Divided America, and The Politics of Patriotism," has many thoughts and theories to share about LeBron James' free agency, activism, heritage, and legacy. Bryant also discusses the comparisons to Michael Jordan, LeBron's effect on the power of the player, the sphere of lightning, the new breed of NBA coaches, and the erosion of team parity in the NBA.See for privacy information.
6/28/201856 minutes, 25 seconds
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Brian Scalabrine on the Big3, LeBron's Legacy, and GOAT Michael Jordan

Boston Celtics analyst Brian Scalabrine (aka White Mamba aka Veal Scalabrine aka Ginga Ninja) is also the captain of the Ball Hogs in the Big3 league, which starts its second season this Friday in Houston, and he's discussing Big3 playing style, rosters, trash talking, and beating Trilogy! Brian's also got stories about playing against Shaq and Kobe, KG's big arm wrestling victory, and playing in the NBA finals. Plus, he weighs in on LeBron James' legacy and future, Kawhi Leonard's situation with the San Antonio Spurs, Michael Jordan as GOAT, and why he calls Shaq the most dominant player in the NBA.See for privacy information.
6/18/20181 hour, 3 minutes, 56 seconds
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The Athletic's Marcus Thompon

The Athletic's Marcus Thompson has been covering the Warriors for years and joins Howard to talk about the team's latest championship win, their unique team chemistry and culture, how their dynasty stacks up against past dynasty teams like the Bulls and the Lakers, Steph Curry, Jordan Bell's Hennessey chugging, and the controversy surrounding Kevin Durant's Finals MVP win.See for privacy information.
6/14/20181 hour, 11 minutes, 16 seconds
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On the Cavs Beat with Joe Vardon, Jason Lloyd & Dave McMenamin

Joe Vardon of, Jason Lloyd of The Athletic, and Dave McMenamin of ESPN are not only the Cavs Beat, they're also very close friends and guesting on The Full 48! They discuss their unique friendship, the intensity and competitiveness of covering the Cavaliers, and their collective and individual relationships with LeBron James. They also weigh in on the Kyrie Irving trade, LeBron's control of the team, and what they think the future holds for LeBron and the Cavaliers. Plus, you'll hear some fantastic road stories involving Napa and "Top Gun," a Canadian border crossing, and what happens when you drink 88 ounces of beer in Erie, Pennsylvania.See for privacy information.
6/4/20181 hour, 28 minutes, 6 seconds
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ESPN's Zach Lowe

ESPN's Zach Lowe joins Howard to break down both game 7s of the conference finals, speculate on Houston's sustainability and reliance on "iso ball," Golden State's vulnerability, and rank LeBron James' achievements. They also theorize on how Cleveland can possibly beat Golden State, what would have happened if Kyrie Irving had not gone to Boston, Kevin Durant's finals play, how the league may look next season for LeBron, and why Coach Tyronn Lue deserves more credit than he's given.See for privacy information.
5/30/20181 hour, 4 minutes, 20 seconds
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Mr. Michael Lee of Yahoo Sports

Michael Lee of Yahoo Sports returns to break down the Golden State Warriors' problems including iso ball and Steph Curry's health; Game 5 statistics and who has the most on the line; the Houston Rockets' incredible season and if their future will include both James Harden and Chris Paul; and Michael offers up a rather unconventional suggestion and theory for how LeBron James should approach his NBA future.See for privacy information.
5/24/20181 hour, 6 minutes, 9 seconds
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Brooklyn Nets Kenny Atkinson

Coach Kenny Atkinson is at the NBA combine and shares the definition of a Nets player, his thoughts on Spencer Dinwiddie's nomination for "Most Improved Player," what he's learned from Brett Brown, Mike D'Antoni, and Mike Budenholzer, how he's watching the conference finals, and what he really thinks about the Celtics Al Horford.See for privacy information.
5/18/201856 minutes, 55 seconds
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Coach David Thorpe

Coach David Thorpe returns to The Full 48 to break down the upcoming Conference Championship games, weigh in on the futures of LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard, offer some advice to Ben Simmons, provide some insight to the Brad Stevens Coach Of The Year controversy, make a case for Coach Quin Snyder, analyze the Toronto Raptors next possible moves, and share his biggest disappointment from the second round of the playoffs.See for privacy information.
5/10/20181 hour, 9 minutes, 51 seconds
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JJ Redick

There's no rest for the wicked and that's how JJ Redick is able to join The Full 48 between playoff games, home life, and hosting a pod of his own! JJ speaks to Howard about the Sixers' current playoff run and team culture, coach Brett Brown, the Clippers' failure to win a championship, why the term "veteran leadership" is so distasteful to him, and what he's learned from coach Gregg Popovich.See for privacy information.
5/1/201846 minutes, 9 seconds
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"Billions" co-creator and executive producer, Brian Koppelman

Brian Koppelman is the co-creator and Executive Producer of the Showtime series "Billions," the host of "The Moment" podcast, and a long-suffering New York Knicks fan. Hear how his love-hate relationship with the Knicks finds its way into all of his projects (including the movie "Rounders"), what he learned from professional wrestling, what he thinks about the NBA player's love of "Billions," who inspired Bobby Axelrod, and how Mark Cuban and Marc Lasry came to be part of the hit Showtime series.See for privacy information.
4/25/201856 minutes, 39 seconds
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Matt Barnes on Marijuana and the NBA

Former NBA forward Matt Barnes speaks to marijuana - his own personal use both now and as a player, and what he thinks the NBA should do about their current marijuana policy. Matt also explains his take on his "bad guy" reputation in the NBA, the curse of the Clippers, why his championship win with the Golden State Warriors "doesn"t count" in his opinion, and what his future holds.See for privacy information.
4/20/201853 minutes, 26 seconds
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Pacers President of Basketball Operations Kevin Pritchard

Indiana Pacers President of Basketball Operations, Kevin Pritchard, admits he's surprised by the team's 49 win season, but not as surprised as he was when Paul George asked to be traded! Kevin runs down the events immediately following Paul George's request, how a powerful play from the Pacers' players themselves affected the trade outcome, what the Pacers saw in Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis, and why Nate McMillan should win Coach Of The Year. suggested channels/streams: Pacers, Kevin Pritchard, Paul George, Victor Oladipo, Domantas Sabonis, CJ Miles, Larry Bird, Al Jefferson, Nate McMillan, Oklahoma City Thunder PACERS GM KEVIN PRITCHARD PACERS 49 WIN SEASON 7:37 - "With us choosing Victor and Domantas we really felt like those guys embrace what we're all about you know toughness, unselfishness" 8:33 - "I would say consensus was low 30s [wins]" VICTOR OLADIPO 9:04 - "He has a real chance to change us in a very significant way very early" 9:14 - "I think that there was an IT factor starting in September that good night, he is really, really special" 9:47 - "When we were watching some of the early games, he [Larry Bird] said, 'gosh, you might be better than you think'." 11:02 - "He's a speed demon. There's few guys in this league that really have true speeds from end to end" 12:00 - "Larry [Bird], Magic, LeBron, those guys see the game happen before it even happens" 12:22 - "The one thing I like about Victor is that he's never really forced his game; when the play is there, he makes it, and that's a great player" 14:33 - "We felt like we could use Victor in a ball handling, make the play, be our true playmaker down the stretch the last 3 or 4 minutes" 14:50 - "As soon as we knew we had Victor and Domantas, it was all about bringing in shooting" PACERS OWNER HERB SIMON 17:18 - Herb's ownership philosophy 17:38 - Treadmill of Mediocrity 17:57 - "Herb made it perfectly clear that breaking it down and starting from the bottom wasn't an option" 18:20 - "the draft is high risk, high reward, especially at the top" 19:02 - "We wanted to have a chance to compete this year and see what we had and then make changes or at least have opportunities with our cap space and with the draft to get better" PACERS TRADE PROCESS 20:56 - "If we would have listened to the noise, we wouldn't have done this trade" 22:01 - The Woodcutter Story analogy 22:09 - "99.9% of the time you do not know until a lot later on whether it was right or wrong" TRADE BACKLASH 22:57 - "You know I live in Indianapolis and taking over the job as President and then immediately having to trade your best player over the last 6, 7 years, it's not the most comfortable situation, and I live downtown and I would walk to the arena and I heard it from a few people, fans." 24:02 - "I still wanted to have a team that when the fans came to the game, they walked out the door and they said, 'I love that team.' I wanted the community to be proud of this team" 25:10 - Al Jefferson 25:59 - six veteran Pacers players who lobbied for a chance to prove themselves as a team PACERS' PHILOSOPHY ON PLAYERS 28:40 PAUL GEORGE 32:11 - "You know I was jilted to be honest with you but at the end of the day a lot of water goes under the bridge" 32:18 - "Paul was awesome here. Got two Eastern Conference Finals, played a lot of great basketball and we will honor that for the rest of the Pacers' existence" 33:47 - "It was Victor and Domantas. We wouldn't have done just Victor. We needed Domantas" PACERS COACH NATE MCMILLAN 41:42See for privacy information.
4/9/201841 minutes, 54 seconds
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Ric Bucher on NBA Lottery, Brett Brown for Coach Of The Year, and Kevin Durant for MVP

Ric Bucher returns to the podcast for a round of "it's NOT too early AND..." featuring a prediction on the NBA Western Conference Playoffs, some thoughts on Kawhi Leonard's situation with the San Antonio Spurs, a strong case for inducting Chris Webber into the Hall of Fame, reconfirming 76ers' Brett Brown as his pick for Coach of The Year, and more than one opinion on the current NBA lottery system.See for privacy information.
4/4/201857 minutes
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Ray Allen

10-time NBA All-Star and 2-time NBA Champion Ray Allen is among the finalists in consideration for induction into the NBA Hall of Fame, class of 2018, and shares his reaction to the news. He's also talking about his time in Milwaukee, Miami, and Boston, including where things stand with some of his former Celtics teammates (Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Rajon Rondo). He explains his love of Michael Jordan, how golf fits into his new retirement routine, why he believes the NBA should adopt a shorter season, and who makes his list of Top 5 Teammates of all time. And you'll discover what went in to writing his new book, "From The Outside: My Journey Through Life And The Game I Love."See for privacy information.
3/26/201848 minutes, 19 seconds
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2018 NBA Draft Class Analysis with Bleacher Report's Jonathan Wasserman

Bleacher Report's NBA draft expert, Jonathan Wasserman, returns to break down the 2018 Draft Class including Oklahoma's Trae Young, Duke's Marvin Bagley III, Mikal Bridges of Villanova, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander of Kentucky, and Luka Doncic. He and Howard review last year's draft class top picks... who's been a surprise, who's been a bust, who still has a potential, and which team might want their pick back!See for privacy information.
3/21/201851 minutes, 47 seconds
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Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr

Golden State Warrior head coach Steve Kerr is passionate about gun control, and explains why it's so important for him to speak up and be active in the movement. He's of course, also talking basketball, including the importance of talent in building unique team culture, lessons learned from Phil Jackson and Gregg "Pop" Popovich, the Houston Rockets' threat to the number one seed, and that video of him dancing at the Steph Curry's 30th birthday.See for privacy information.
3/16/201846 minutes, 30 seconds
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Bleacher Report's Jonathan Abrams on NBA Age Limits and HBO's The Wire

Bleacher Report's Jonathan Abrams joins to discuss NBA age limits and how changing the NBA's current rule might impact the game, college basketball, and future elite athletes. Jonathan and Howard break down the possibility of a true NBA minor league system, the idea of youth academies, and other solutions for developing star highschool talent. Plus, Jonathan shares some stories from his new book, "All The Pieces Matter: The Inside Story Of The Wire."See for privacy information.
3/8/201851 minutes
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Los Angeles Lakers owner Jeanie Buss

Jeanie Buss invited Howard Beck to the brand new Lakers facility in Los Angeles, the UCLA Health Training Center, for an in-depth sit down that covers the Lakers owner's new front office, trust in Magic Johnson, lessons learned from Dr. Buss, team expectations, Coach Luke Walton, the Kobe and Shaq years, Magic's tampering fines, the Jordan Clarkson / Larry Nance, Jr. trade, the NBA All-Star Game, The Clippers, and Lavar Ball.See for privacy information.
2/26/20181 hour, 15 minutes, 43 seconds
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Michael Lee of Yahoo Sports NBA

Michael Lee of Yahoo Sports NBA joins Howard to break down the NBA All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles. Recorded on the concourse of the Staples Center after Sunday Night's All-Star Game, the two analyze the teams, the players, and most importantly, what the this year's changes brought to the event. Michael also remembers covering his first All-Star Game in 2003 (which happened to be Michael Jordan's last)! Plus, find out what who had the best dunk of the night, who should have won in Michael's humble opinion, what player behavior on the bench really indicated about some relationships, and how the two felt about Adam Silver's press conference. And they touch on age limits and what the remainder of the regular season might have in store for the Cavaliers, the Rockets, and the Warriors.See for privacy information.
2/20/201859 minutes, 51 seconds
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Former Nets & 76ers GM Billy King

Former GM of the Nets and 76ers, Billy King, breaks down the Cleveland Cavaliers trades, and what it means for the future of the team and LeBron James. He also sheds some light on the trade process and his own strategy as a GM, and explains why he thinks the Houston Rockets have a chance to win it all this season. Plus, he shares thoughts on Jason Kidd and Milwaukee Bucks, Isaiah Thomas and the Los Angeles Lakers, and cap smoothing!See for privacy information.
2/13/201841 minutes, 46 seconds
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Milwaukee Bucks Khris Middleton

Milwaukee Bucks guard Khris Middleton is one of the best 3-and-D players in the league, and joins Howard to talk about the Milwaukee Buck's coaching change, former coach Jason Kidd's controversial comments about the team, the return of Jabari Parker, his chemistry with Eric Bledsoe, not making the Eastern Conference All-Star team, and the importance of the NBA Nap.See for privacy information.
2/6/201839 minutes, 9 seconds
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J.A. Adande on Blake Griffin, Lavar Ball, and the Magic of LA

J.A. Adande, Director of Sports Journalism at Northwestern, joins Howard to talk about the Blake Griffin trade - what it means for the Clippers, the Pistons, and maybe even, the Lakers. They also discuss the controversial Lavar Ball and the media's role in creating his "newsworthiness," Lebron James possible exit from the Cavaliers next season, Magic Johnson's return to the Lakers, and Jerry West's new role with the Clippers.See for privacy information.
2/1/20181 hour, 6 minutes, 25 seconds
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Stu Jackson on player-referee relations, the Clippers vs Rockets brawl, televising the All-Star Draft, and NBA age limits

Stu Jackson, former Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations for the NBA and current Senior Associate Commissioner of the Big East, joins Howard to talk player-referee relations including the severity of the issue, possible solutions, and how to best effect change. Stu also weighs in on the NBA age limit, legalizing marijuana, televising the All Star draft, Malice At The Palace, and the recent brawl involving the Rockets and the Clippers.See for privacy information.
1/23/201858 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ish Smith of the Detroit Pistons

Starting point guard for the Detroit Pistons, Ish Smith, talks about his 10 NBA teams in his 7 season career, how he deals with the constant trades and moving, where he keeps his collection of NBA jerseys, some of the future Hall of Famers he's played with, what's working for the Pistons right now, how Avery Bradley has changed the team, and what he loves about current head coach, Stan Van Gundy.See for privacy information.
1/15/201850 minutes, 23 seconds
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Ken Berger on Paul George & The Thunder, Kyrie Irving & The Celtics, and LaVar Ball & The Lakers

NBA veteran writer/reporter Ken Berger joins Howard to discuss the NBA issue that is LaVar Ball, Paul George and The Thunder, Kyrie Irving's growth with the Celtics, and The Cavs' future. Plus, the two play a game of Rank The Rebuild Teams (Lakers, Bulls, Grizzlies, and Nets), and Ken does his best Mike Francesa impression!See for privacy information.
1/10/201848 minutes, 12 seconds
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Devin Booker, Jordan Bell, and Jamal Crawford

The Full 48 rings in the New Year with some of the best of Howard Beck's interviews from 2017! Devin Booker talks about his 70-point game from last season, and the shoes he got from Kobe Bryant. Jordan Bell shares thoughts on being a rookie with the Golden State Warriors, his Guitar Hero obsession, and his favorite tweets on the "Things Jordan Bell Could Block" twitter account. And Jamal Crawford speaks about his special bond with Isaiah Thomas, and puts his encyclopedic memory to the test!See for privacy information.
1/2/201838 minutes, 12 seconds
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Coach David Thorpe on Kyrie, LeBron, Isaiah, Westbrook, and Coach Luke Walton

Coach David Thorpe joins Howard Beck to offer insight on Kyrie Irving's success and role in Boston; Isaiah Thomas' return and what it could mean for the Cavaliers; Houston Rockets potential threat to the Warriors; and Coach Luke Walton. Plus, they do a little fact or fiction on the rookie class.See for privacy information.
12/26/20171 hour, 5 minutes, 46 seconds
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Jordan Clarkson on Lonzo, Kobe, and the D-League

Jordan Clarkson is the self-proclaimed old OG of the Lakers! The fourth year guard (and childhood San Antonio Spurs fan) shares thoughts on Lonzo and LaVar Ball, Lakers coach Luke Walton, the Los Angeles media, and messin' with teammate (and close friend) Brandon Ingram on social media. Jordan also explains why he loved the D-League, what he took from two years with Kobe, and who was in the lockerroom the night of Kobe's last game.See for privacy information.
12/18/201727 minutes
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Derek Fisher on Kobe Dual Jersey Retirement, Kobe & Shaq, and The Lakers

Kobe Bryant's former teammate, Derek Fisher, has plenty to say about Kobe's upcoming dual jersey retirement on December 18th, including which number he'd pick if he could only pick one to retire. He shares thoughts and stories on Kobe #8 and Kobe #24, Kobe's rookie season, the Kobe and Shaq dynamic and feud, and the "what if" if Karl Malone hadn't gotten injured in '04.See for privacy information.
12/12/201744 minutes, 39 seconds
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Chris Bosh on Coding, Blood Clots, and Staying Steady, Calm and Confident

It's been nearly two years since former Miami Heat star Chris Bosh played an official NBA game, but he's been keeping plenty busy during his forced hiatus! In addition to working with to teach kids about coding, he's drawing, making music, working out every day, and watching all the young players dominate the game! He's ready for his next NBA opportunity, explains why he's willing to risk his health to return to the court, and also has a few thoughts on LeBron, Dwyane, and Ben Simmons.See for privacy information.
12/7/201737 minutes, 18 seconds
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It's Way Too Early But... with Bleacher Report's Ric Bucher

Howard Beck's Bleacher Report colleague, Ric Bucher, joins the pod for a game of "It's Way Too Early But..." And that means hot takes are back... and covering issues like the Memphis Grizzlies' struggles and firing of David Fizdale, The Detroit Pistons' hot start, Doc Rivers as the long haul choice for the Lakers, blowing up the Clippers, Brad Stevens as Coach Of The Year, fixing the Cavs, and the NBA's MVP so far.See for privacy information.
11/28/20171 hour, 3 minutes, 39 seconds
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Kelly AuCoin - "Dollar Bill" from "Billions"

Actor Kelly AuCoin is a self-proclaimed Trail Blazers fanatic! He's also Dollar Bill on "Billions" and Pastor Tim on "The Americans!" Hear how he became a Blazers fan, what he remembers about the 1977 championship, his take on Bill Walton and Maurice Lucas, and his obsession with all things 1970s NBA. Kelly's also sharing stories from the set of "Billions" (which is currently filming season 3), including the infamous Axe and Dollar Bill fight scene, the puffy vests, and the incredible things that come out of his character's mouth!See for privacy information.
11/20/201758 minutes, 29 seconds
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Tom Haberstroh on the NBA going vegan

Is the NBA going vegan? Bleacher Report's newest team member, Tom Haberstroh, investigated that very issue, and joins Howard to discuss the findings from Tom's article "The Secret (but Healthy!) Diet Powering Kyrie and the NBA." They hit on Kyrie Irving and Damian Lillard's adoptions of a more plant-based diet, Iman Shumpert's rejection of the vegan lifestyle, and the controversial Netflix documentary, "What The Health!" They also tackle Isaiah Thomas' hip injury, the current state of the Cavaliers, and why they're both sold on the Boston Celtics and the Milwaukee Bucks.See for privacy information.
11/16/201759 minutes, 16 seconds
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Jack McCallum and "Golden Days"

Legendary NBA writer (though he may beg to differ), Jack McCallum, has a heck of a new book, "Golden Days: West's Lakers, Steph's Warriors And The California Dreamers Who Reinvented Basketball," and some compelling reasons why today's NBA might not be the Golden Age of the game! He shares the interesting facts and anecdotes he uncovered about Jerry West, Elgin Baylor, and Wilt Chamberlain, dissects how the game and coverage of the game have changed in the last 40 years (for good and bad), and argues why both Steph Curry and Kevin Durant should be applauded for their handling of social media.See for privacy information.
11/7/20171 hour, 17 minutes, 32 seconds
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Al Harrington on Changing the NBA's Marijuana Policy and Age Limit Restrictions

Former NBA player turned Cannabis entrepreneur, Al Harrington, advocates for NBA policy change regarding medical marijuana use, and age limit restrictions in the league. Hear how Al believes the players can benefit from medical marijuana, why it should be regulated differently than alcohol, and how it helped him deal with injuries in his career. Al also shares the story about how he got former NBA commish David Stern to agree that it might be time for the league to change course concerning cannabis.See for privacy information.
11/1/201729 minutes, 49 seconds
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Former Cavaliers GM David Griffin

Former Cavaliers GM David Griffin still watches the Cavs closely despite now living in Sonoma, California! He joins Howard to talk a little fire relief for his new neighborhood, and of course The Cavaliers. David weighs in on the Cavs start this season, the Kyrie trade, Kyrie's reasons for leaving Cleveland, and LeBron James' future. Howard and David also discuss LaVar and Lonzo Ball and the Lakers, corporate sponsorships on player jerseys, and the competitive balance issue in the league and whether lottery reform will make it better or worse.See for privacy information.
10/27/201741 minutes, 6 seconds
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Rachel Nichols from ESPN's The Jump! Plus, Zach Lowe Crashes the Pod!

Rachel Nichols from ESPN's The Jump has plenty to say about the parts you did NOT see in her recent sit-down with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. She's also weighing in on NBA player empowerment, the hype and expectation surrounding Lonzo Ball of the Lakers, NBA players as active citizens, the NBA halftime entertainment racket and the Red Panda, and day-drinkin' in LaLa Land! Plus, Zach Lowe crashes the pod before jetting off to his fancy LA lunch!See for privacy information.
10/20/201752 minutes, 41 seconds
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David Aldridge of TNT and

TNT analyst and columnist, David Aldridge, joins Howard to preview the upcoming NBA season, and share thoughts on why he thinks it's a 4 team race for title contention in the West! They also run through the teams they're irrationally high on, the teams they're just not feelin', off the radar story lines, big name players most likely to be traded by February 8th, and Howard's Brooklyn bias!See for privacy information.
10/9/201758 minutes, 36 seconds
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Dante Exum of the Utah Jazz

Dante Exum from the Utah Jazz checks in to talk Summer league ball, playing pick-up in Los Angeles with Baron Davis, his on-court relationship with teammate Ricky Rubio, the truth about that Joe Ingles jersey, goals for the upcoming season, why he's such a Pokeman fan, and what he loves about the new Call of Duty video game!See for privacy information.
10/6/201728 minutes, 16 seconds
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Nets Color Commentator Sarah Kustok

Nets color commentator Sarah Kustok talks about breaking down gender barriers as the first female primary TV analyst for any NBA team, the art of doing a great broadcast and balancing the serious with the fun, professionalism versus fandom, and the Nets' offseason moves and expectations for D'Angelo Russell. She's also got stories about calling her very first NBA game as an analyst, learning the game as a kid from her older brother, and playing pickup ball at the United Center with Scottie Pippen.See for privacy information.
9/21/20171 hour, 7 minutes, 22 seconds
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Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey

Howard Beck engages Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey in a spirited debate about the NBA lottery system, lottery reform, and the proposed reform package headed for a league vote in the very near future. They also discuss strategic tanking, the draft, and "destination cities." Plus, Daryl Morey weighs in on the Rockets' offseason acquisition of Chris Paul, and the team's on-going Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts in Houston.See for privacy information.
9/14/201745 minutes, 55 seconds
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Jason Lloyd of The Athletic

Jason Lloyd covers the Cleveland Cavaliers for The Athletic, and joins The Full 48 to break down the Kyrie Irving trade to Boston and what it really means for The Cavs upcoming season, Kyrie's relationship with LeBron, and parallels between Kyrie & LeBron and Kobe & Shaq. Jason also discusses the threat of LeBron leaving Cleveland for Los Angeles, and what the franchise will be like post-LeBron, for which he believes Cleveland is already preparing.See for privacy information.
9/5/201753 minutes, 34 seconds
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Bleacher Report writer Jonathan Abrams

Jordan Brenner and Jonathan Abrams discuss the NBA's growing embrace of social activism, and players' responses to Charlottesville.See for privacy information.
8/18/201730 minutes, 42 seconds
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ESPN's Kevin Pelton

ESPN's Kevin Pelton joins with projections for the upcoming season including the only four teams he believes will have over 50 wins. He also discusses Avery Bradley, Kyrie Irving, Andrew Wiggins, Carmelo Anthony, the Chris Paul effect on The Clippers, the Cavaliers future, and what's up with all of the available unrestricted free agents?See for privacy information.
8/10/201750 minutes, 38 seconds
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Charlotte Hornets GM Rich Cho

Hornets GM Rich Cho weighs in on top pick Malik Monk, signing Dwight Howard, Kemba Walker's role on the court, working with Hornets owner Michael Jordan, his nickname Trader Cho, and his Big Time Bites food blog.See for privacy information.
8/3/201744 minutes, 58 seconds
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David Thorpe on Kyrie Irving, player empowerment and the wild & crazy NBA offseason

David Thorpe, former ESPN analyst and longtime skills coach to NBA players, joins Howard to discuss the new age of superstar empowerment, and what it means for the NBA's future.See for privacy information.
7/26/201754 minutes, 14 seconds
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Jordan Bell, East/West disparity and the Knicks' mess

Howard Beck hits the Vegas summer league scene to chat with exciting Warriors rookie Jordan Bell. Then he and Jordan Brenner discuss the Knicks' mess and try to figure out how the East will field an All-Star team and many stars will be snubbed out West.See for privacy information.
7/19/20171 hour, 38 seconds
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Devin Booker, Vegas and summer buzz

Howard checks in from Summer League in Las Vegas with a special guest - Devin Booker of the Suns. Then he and Jordan dive into the offseason's biggest winners and losers.See for privacy information.
7/12/20171 hour, 7 minutes, 54 seconds
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Houston Rockets Coach Mike D'Antoni

Houston Rockets coach, Mike D'Antoni, talks maximizing the talent and playing time of two future Hall of Fame point guards - James Harden and Chris Paul; signing P.J. Tucker, losing to the Spurs in the playoffs; remaining needs for the upcoming season, overcoming difficult relationships; and why he thinks Corey Brewer is the funniest player he's ever coached.See for privacy information.
7/7/20171 hour, 13 minutes, 58 seconds
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Zach Lowe on free agency & the 2017 NBA Awards Show, and Charles Barkley For President

ESPN's Zach Lowe (and host of "The Lowe Post" podcast) joins to break down the 2017 NBA Awards Show, and talk free agency. Plus, Red Carpet action - Charles Barkley for President 2020, Vince Carter dunks on everyone, and ESPN's Rachel Nichols' on NBA MVP vs Player Of The Year.See for privacy information.
6/27/20171 hour, 9 minutes, 11 seconds
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Lotto pick Lauri Markkanen, plus BR draft guru Jonathan Wasserman

Draft prospect Lauri Markkanen talks meeting Alonzo Mourning and Phil Jackson, Dirk Nowitzki comparisons, chips vs fries, hooping since childhood, who he'd select with the #1 pick in the draft, and Borat. Plus, BR Draft guru Jonathan Wasserman returns to break down the 2017 NBA draft.See for privacy information.
6/20/201743 minutes
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Kevin McHale Isn't Buying That Crap

TNT analyst Kevin McHale joins the pod to talk about the Warriors' championship and how anyone might be able to top them next season. Then Howard and Jordan look back at the Finals, and ahead to the offseason.See for privacy information.
6/15/20171 hour, 20 minutes, 26 seconds
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Lakers Coach Luke Walton

Lakers coach Luke Walton joins Howard Beck and Jordan Brenner to talk about his team's rebuilding effort and his old squad, the Golden State Warriors. Plus: Where do the Warriors rank historically and which team might ultimately take them down?See for privacy information.
6/6/201750 minutes, 26 seconds
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Shaun Livingston, Point Guard for the Golden State Warriors

Shaun Livingston joins Howard and Jordan to share his insights on the Warriors and his amazing journey. Plus, the guys preview the NBA Finals.See for privacy information.
5/30/201754 minutes, 22 seconds
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Jonathan Wasserman talks NBA draft

Bleacher Report's Jonathan Wasserman joins Howard Beck and Jordan Brenner to take a look at the state of the NBA draft. Also, the guys ponder the future of the Boston Celtics, and the upcoming NBA Awards.See for privacy information.
5/26/201749 minutes, 1 second
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Brett Brown, Head Coach Philadelphia 76ers

Sixers coach Brett Brown joins Howard Beck and Jordan Brenner to dish on the NBA draft and the next stage of The Process. Later, the guys debate the futures of the Celtics and 76ers, and Howard shares tales from inside the sequestered draft lottery room.See for privacy information.
5/17/201759 minutes, 59 seconds
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Jamal Crawford, L.A. Clippers guard

Jamal Crawford joins the guys and opens up about the future of the Clippers, his close friendship with Isaiah Thomas and the secrets of his legendary crossover. Plus: Where do the Raptors and Kyle Lowry go from here?See for privacy information.
5/9/20171 hour, 5 minutes, 38 seconds
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Portland Trail Blazers Head Coach Terry Stotts

In a historic interview, hosts Howard Beck and Jordan Brenner talk with Trail Blazers Head Coach Terry Stotts. The guys also talk about the playoffs and the future of the Clippers.See for privacy information.
5/3/20171 hour, 2 minutes, 26 seconds
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Daryl Morey, G.M. of the Houston Rockets

This week Howard and Jordan talk to Houston Rockets G.M. Daryl Morey about building teams, free agency, and rule changes. The guys also talk about Russell Westbrook's press conference as well as Paul George and free agency.See for privacy information.
4/24/201753 minutes, 11 seconds
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Brent Barry on playoff myths, the Cleveland Cavaliers and breakfast with Marv Albert

Brent Barry joins Howard Beck and Jordan Brenner on The Full 48 to talk about the Cavs' chemistry, playoff myths and the tips Steve Kerr gave him for working with Marv Albert. Later the guys discuss what the Knicks should do about Phil and Carmelo.See for privacy information.
4/18/201748 minutes, 45 seconds
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Adam Silver on tanking, player rest and the NBA's social consciousness.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver joins Howard Beck and Jordan Brenner to discuss tanking, player rest and the NBA's social consciousness. Afterward, Beck and Brenner discuss the MVP race, and Beck gives a preview of his ballot.See for privacy information.
4/10/20171 hour, 8 seconds