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

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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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.




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...


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...


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.


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...


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.


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.


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...


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.


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...


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.


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...


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.


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.


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.


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...


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.