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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.

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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.

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723 Ratings
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Politics...

By The fastes runner sonic - May 19 2020
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Let’s talk about politics ok boomer

What up beck

By Zachary D. Sm. - Feb 11 2020
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The 2nd best niche basketball podcast.

iTunes Ratings

723 Ratings
Average Ratings
606
50
27
9
31

Politics...

By The fastes runner sonic - May 19 2020
Read more
Let’s talk about politics ok boomer

What up beck

By Zachary D. Sm. - Feb 11 2020
Read more
The 2nd best niche basketball podcast.
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The Full 48

Latest release on Jun 29, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail about 1 month ago

Rank #1: Drunk With Power

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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).

Jul 09 2019

1hr 13mins

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Rank #2: Director Jason Hehir of The Last Dance

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Jason Hehir, director of “The Last Dance” documentary, joins “The Full 48 with Howard Beck” to discuss the documentary’s reception by fans, the portrayal of Jerry Krause, the decision to omit Sonny Vaccaro, the inclusion of President Barack Obama, the depiction of the Bulls locker room friction, the importance of addressing Jordan’s “Republicans buy sneakers too” comment, and the reason Jason believes that “The Last Dance” is a true underdog story at heart.

May 14 2020

39mins

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Rank #3: Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr

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Assistant Coach of Team USA and Golden State Warriors head coach, Steve Kerr speaks to Team USA's abysmal World Cup play, learning from Gregg Popovich, the crushing blow of losing Jayson Tatum to injury, Pop's geography quizzes, and why having the World Cup and the Olympics in back-to-back summers is bad for basketball. Steve also discusses Klay Thompson's injury rehab, MVP Steph Curry, the addition of D'Angelo Russell, developing young players, the Warriors elite defense, and the team's strategy for the coming season. Plus, he weighs in on Kevin Durant's run with the Warriors, and why no one in the organization was surprised by KD's decision to leave the franchise.

Sep 25 2019

1hr

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Rank #4: Zach Lowe on Kobe, the Trade Deadline, and the Sixers vs the Rockets

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ESPN Senior Writer and host of "The Lowe Post" pod, Zach Lowe, returns to share a personal story about Kobe Bryant, along with his thoughts on Kobe's spot in the Top 10 players in history list. Zach also talks buyout season, and missed trade deadline opportunities by the Orlando Magic, Miami Heat, and the Minnesota Timberwolves. Plus, he weighs in on the plights of the Rockets and the Sixers, and which team has more to lose.

Feb 11 2020

1hr 1min

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Rank #5: Adam and Craig Malamut's Final Season of Game of Zones

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Adam and Craig Malamut, creators of B/R’s Game of Zones animated series, discuss GoZ’s final season, how COVID-19 and Kobe Bryant’s passing affected the last episodes, original ideas for the Mediadel and Howard's cameo appearance, what inspired Van Gundy Island, their favorite moments and storylines, and NBA and fan reaction to the series. Plus, they talk future plans, and whether Game of Zones is truly done!

May 11 2020

1hr 3mins

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Rank #6: Stephen Jackson & Matt Barnes on KD, LeBron, Kyrie, Smoke, and Load Management

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NBA legends turned "All The Smoke" podcast cohosts, Stephen Jackson and Matt Barnes, talk up their new Showtime pod, the most misunderstood guys in the NBA (Draymond Green, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and LeBron James), and the best and worst organizations in the league (aka The Knicks). They also weigh in on load management, RJ Barrett, and the negative culture of social media. Plus, they each wear the Commish For A Day hat and offer up the changes they'd make if given the power!

Nov 05 2019

54mins

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Rank #7: Sam Amick on NBA Trade Deadline, potential team moves, and All Star Game ballots.

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Sam Amick, Senior NBA writer for The Athletic, discusses top team moves before the trade deadline, Teams in most need of deals, players that may move, and All Star Game ballot selections.

Jan 14 2020

1hr 6mins

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Rank #8: Zach Lowe & The NBA Finals

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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.

May 28 2019

1hr 5mins

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Rank #9: Zach Binney & Carl Bergstrom on How the NBA Can Return to Play

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Epidemiologist and Asst. Professor of Quantitative Theory and Methods at Oxford College of Emory University, Zach Binney, and Carl Bergstrom, Professor of Biology at the University of Washington, join "The Full 48 with Howard Beck" to discuss what it's going to take to allow the return of the NBA and professional sports in general. They breakdown the possible benchmarks that might need to be hit in terms of coronavirus case numbers and quantity and types of testing, procedures that will need to be put in place for the athletes, coaches and staff, and possible locations and conditions that will enable safe game play. They also tackle travel safety, outdoor practice, the long-term effects of COVID19 infection, the future of handshakes, and the real risk factor of yelling!

May 07 2020

1hr 21mins

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Rank #10: The Athletic's Michael Lee on Who Won the Summer, Christmas Match-ups, and Playoff Predictions

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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.

Jul 22 2019

1hr 16mins

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Rank #11: Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr

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Golden State Warriors head coach, Steve Kerr, returns to discuss the postponement of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, how the Warriors players are fairing and training during the COVID19 outbreak, and his thoughts on what the league should do about finishing the season. He also shares his take on Andrew Wiggins and Marquese Chriss, and how he sees their respective roles on the team next season, the unique opportunities that a losing season offered the Warriors before the league suspension, and the organization's decision regarding coronavirus testing. Plus, Steve remembers Michael Jordan's historic 1995 return to the NBA.

Mar 24 2020

44mins

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Rank #12: Meaningful or Mirage with Mo Dakhil on Carmelo Anthony, Andrew Wiggins, Pascal Siakam, the Phoenix Suns, and the Miami Heat

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B/R contributor and podcast host for The Athletic, Mo Dakhil, partakes in a game of Meaningful or Mirage that involves the Portland Trailblazers being a play-off team, Carmelo Anthony returning to the NBA, the Phoenix Suns great start and their inexperienced roster, Andrew Wiggins from bust to All-Star, Eastern Conference playoff teams, and the Raptors Pascal Siakam as an MVP candidate. Plus, Mo weighs in on LeBron's return to greatness, the 76ers need for a closer (and why that's not Joel Embiid), and the time the Clippers almost traded DeAndre Jordan for Kevin Garnett.

Nov 15 2019

1hr 1min

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Rank #13: Bold Takes on the 2020s with Chris Mannix

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Chris Mannix from NBC Sports Boston and Sports Illustrated remembers David Stern, and discusses big NBA moments of the last 10 years. He also joins Howard in a game of "Freezing Cold Takes" for the 2020s in the NBA including bold predictions about LeBron James, Giannis and Luka Doncic, the New York Knicks, dynasties, the franchise tag, age limits, the mid-season tournament, and NBA expansion and relocation.

Jan 06 2020

1hr 12mins

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Rank #14: Jonathan Wasserman on the Lottery Draw, Zion Williamson, the Los Angeles Lakers, and Anthony Davis

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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!

May 15 2019

1hr 9mins

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Rank #15: Amin Elhassan on the Clippers, Lakers, Rockets and LeBron's Load Management

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Amin Elhassan, NBA Analyst for ESPN, joins to discuss the overrated Los Angeles Clippers, the Lakers unexpected dominance, LeBron's stamina and load management, the Houston Rockets' small ball style and how that best works for Russell Westbrook, what this year's Finals may look like, and the origins of The Pitino Game.

Feb 24 2020

1hr 1min

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Rank #16: Trade Deadline Breakdown with Chris Mannix

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Chris Mannix, Senior Writer for Sports Illustrated, returns to discuss trade deadline winners (Minnesota and the Clippers), the Houston Rockets, the Joel Embiid-Ben Simmons partnership, the perplexing Andre Drummond trade, Isaiah Thomas' career prospects, and the on-going disaster that is the New York Knicks.

Feb 07 2020

1hr 6mins

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Rank #17: B/R co-founder Dave Finocchio: NBA needs radical changes

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B/R co-founder and former CEO Dave Finocchio joins "The Full 48 with Howard Beck" to discuss the NBA's ratings decline and changing audience -- and why radical changes to the schedule and playoffs are now a must. "Tweaks aren't going to work."

Mar 31 2020

1hr 8mins

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Rank #18: Stan Van Gundy

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Former Detroit Pistons head coach & President of Basketball Ops turned NBA TV and TNT broadcaster, Stan Van Gundy, discusses game evolution, defensive trends, the 4-point shot, the coach's challenge, Dwight Howard and the Lakers, the Phoenix Suns and Devin Booker, and his dual role with the Detroit Pistons.

Oct 23 2019

56mins

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Rank #19: Wes Wilcox Opens Trade Season

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Former GM of Atlanta Hawks turned analyst for NBA TV, Wes Wilcox returns to discuss the trade season and predict what that might mean for Toronto, Denver, the Spurs, Portland, DeMar DeRozan, D'Angelo Russell, Andre Iguodala, and Kevin Love.

Dec 20 2019

1hr 1min

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Rank #20: SNY's Ian Begley on the New York Knicks and David Fizdale

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Ian Begley from SNY joins to discuss the firing of the New York Knicks head coach, David Fizdale, and what it means for the players and organization moving forward. Ian weighs in on possible replacements, player reaction, owner James Dolan, and whether President Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry may be next to be replaced.

Dec 11 2019

57mins

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