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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...


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...


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...


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...


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?). via Knit


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. via Knit


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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. via Knit


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. via Knit


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. via Knit


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. via Knit


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. via Knit


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,...