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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...


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.


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,...


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.


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.


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.


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. via Knit


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.


"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...


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.


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.


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.


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...


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!


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.


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.


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.


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!


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.


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.