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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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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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


31 Dec 2019

Rank #1

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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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 1min

11 Feb 2020

Rank #2

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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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


5 Nov 2019

Rank #3

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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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 6mins

14 Jan 2020

Rank #4

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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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


24 Mar 2020

Rank #5

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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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 1min

15 Nov 2019

Rank #6

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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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 1min

24 Feb 2020

Rank #7

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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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 6mins

7 Feb 2020

Rank #8

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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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 8mins

31 Mar 2020

Rank #9

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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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


26 Mar 2020

Rank #10

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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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 12mins

6 Jan 2020

Rank #11

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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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 1min

20 Dec 2019

Rank #12

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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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


6 Apr 2020

Rank #13

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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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


1 Nov 2019

Rank #14

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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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


3 Dec 2019

Rank #15

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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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 9mins

19 Nov 2019

Rank #16

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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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 5mins

2 Mar 2020

Rank #17

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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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


11 Dec 2019

Rank #18

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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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


13 Mar 2020

Rank #19

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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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 1min

25 Nov 2019

Rank #20