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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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584 Ratings
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What up Beck!

By 4130Bike - Oct 16 2019
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My favorite basketball podcast

Spread it out

By PhillyNayshe - Jul 29 2019
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I’m sorry is this the Giannis and bucks pod? Mix up the conversation a little.

iTunes Ratings

584 Ratings
Average Ratings
500
34
18
7
25

What up Beck!

By 4130Bike - Oct 16 2019
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My favorite basketball podcast

Spread it out

By PhillyNayshe - Jul 29 2019
Read more
I’m sorry is this the Giannis and bucks pod? Mix up the conversation a little.

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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.

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). via Knit

Jul 09 2019

1hr 13mins

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Rank #2: Zach Lowe on free agency & the 2017 NBA Awards Show, and Charles Barkley For President

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ESPN's Zach Lowe (and host of "The Lowe Post" podcast) joins to break down the 2017 NBA Awards Show, and talk free agency. Plus, Red Carpet action - Charles Barkley for President 2020, Vince Carter dunks on everyone, and ESPN's Rachel Nichols' on NBA MVP vs Player Of The Year. via Knit

Jun 27 2017

1hr 9mins

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Rank #3: Burning Questions with Zach Lowe

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It's a round of burning questions with Zach Lowe from ESPN and The Lowe Post pod. He joins Howard to tackle tampering, the Big 2s (aka LeBron & AD, Paul George & Kawhi, Westbrook & Harden, Steph Curry & Draymond Green), the loneliest player in the NBA (Jimmy Butler), impending Giannis speculation, play-off predictions (Heat? Philly?), whether Ben Simmons will make 3-point shots, the most boring teams in the league this season, and "The Brady Bunch" versus "Saved By The Bell." via Knit

Sep 23 2019

1hr 4mins

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Rank #4: Ric Bucher on GOAT LeBron James, and the Golden State Warriors Decline

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B/R Senior Writer and host of the "Bucher and Friends" podcast, Ric Bucher, sets the record straight about his "nobody wants to play with LeBron James" article, and weighs in on LeBron's recent self-proclaimed GOAT comment. Ric also breaks down the Golden State Warriors deterioration from dominance, and the factors that he believes are contributing to their decline (including a possible Draymond Green injury, team chemistry issues, and the league catching up to the Warriors unique style of play). via Knit

Jan 04 2019

50mins

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Rank #5: ESPN's Zach Lowe

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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. via Knit

May 30 2018

1hr 4mins

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Rank #6: Rachel Nichols on the All Star draft, LeBron's "tampering," Kevin Durant in NYC, and the Kobe & T-Mac Connection

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Rachel Nichols, host of ESPN's The Jump, joins Howard to talk about the televised All Star draft, LeBron's "tampering", an All NBA award, what winning MVP really means, the Knicks and Kristaps Porzingis, Kevin Durant, free agency, supermax contracts, and her recent, hilarious sit-down with Kobe Bryant and Tracy McGrady. via Knit

Feb 14 2019

52mins

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Rank #7: Bleacher Report's Ric Bucher

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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 Move of the Off Season and the Most Baffling. Plus they answer two critical questions - are the Lakers now a playoff contender thanks to LeBron? And with Cleveland out in the East, who slides into that spot? via Knit

Jul 23 2018

1hr 8mins

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Rank #8: Ben Golliver on the SI Top 100 Rankings

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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 and West. via Knit

Sep 24 2018

1hr 2mins

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Rank #9: J.A. Adande On Magic Johnson, The Lakers, and Charles Barkley

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Former LA Times columnist and ESPN reporter, and current Director of Sports Journalism at Northwestern University, J.A. Adande. has a unique relationship with and perspective about Laker great, Magic Johnson. J.A. shares his insight on Magic's stunning resignation as President of Laker Operations, Magic's legacy as a player and Laker specifically, his role in bringing LeBron James to Los Angeles, and what the Lakers should consider doing in the wake of Magic's departure. J.A. also speaks to Dirk Nowitzki's time in Dallas, Charles Barkley's life philosophy, Adam Silver's comments about NBA player's mental well-being, and why J.A.'s incapable of covering Magic Johnson objectively. via Knit

Apr 13 2019

1hr 4mins

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Rank #10: 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. via Knit

May 28 2019

1hr 5mins

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Rank #11: The Coach David Thorpe on NBA Surprises, Busts, and LeBron James

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The Coach, David Thorpe, is back talking about his return to True Hoop, his new venture, The Pro Training Center, and lots of NBA action! David runs down his surprises (both good and bad) so far in the season, and they include the Milwaukee Bucks, the Indiana Pacers, and the Washington Wizards. He runs down "bust, not or too-soon-to-tell" on Kevin Knox, Andrew Wiggins, and Lonzo Ball. He talks about average coaches versus elite coaches, fan code of conduct and zero-tolerance (in relation to Russell Westbrook's altercation with the fan in Utah), how NBA owners are much like Bobby Axelrod from the TV show "Billions," and why all basketball fans should be worried about the Lakers and LeBron James. via Knit

Mar 19 2019

1hr 11mins

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Rank #12: Rachel Nichols from ESPN's The Jump! Plus, Zach Lowe Crashes the Pod!

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Rachel Nichols from ESPN's The Jump has plenty to say about the parts you did NOT see in her recent sit-down with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. She's also weighing in on NBA player empowerment, the hype and expectation surrounding Lonzo Ball of the Lakers, NBA players as active citizens, the NBA halftime entertainment racket and the Red Panda, and day-drinkin' in LaLa Land! Plus, Zach Lowe crashes the pod before jetting off to his fancy LA lunch! via Knit

Oct 20 2017

52mins

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Rank #13: On the Cavs Beat with Joe Vardon, Jason Lloyd & Dave McMenamin

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Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com, 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, you'll hear some fantastic road stories involving Napa and "Top Gun," a Canadian border crossing, and what happens when you drink 88 ounces of beer in Erie, Pennsylvania. via Knit

Jun 04 2018

1hr 28mins

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Rank #14: Richard Jefferson on LeBron, Steph, KD, Russell Westbrook, and the Lakers

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Richard Jefferson, host of "The Road Trippin' Podcast" and Executive Producer of the new film, "Sprinter," returns to speak to his foray into movie making, and the reason this specific project connected with him. He also of course talks play-off basketball including whether anyone has a shot at beating the Warriors, what Philadelphia needs to do to beat the Nets, why it's tough to play in Portland, and why he thinks Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder is the most intense player in the game. RJ also weighs in on the dysfunctional Lakers and what they should do about a coach and a President of Basketball Ops. And he offers his own take on Kevin Durant's future and rumored move to the New York Knicks. via Knit

Apr 19 2019

1hr 5mins

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Rank #15: True Hoop's Henry Abbott on Tanking, the 3-Point Crisis, and Player Empowerment

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True Hoop is back! Original founder, and former ESPN writer, Henry Abbott relaunched the revolutionary, independent, all-things basketball new media company in newsletter form with plans to grow to video and podcasts! He does talk about that, but he also offers thoughts on poorly run NBA teams, why competitive balance cannot be affected or achieved with any existing tools, player empowerment and team accountability, tanking, the crisis of the 3-point shot, the possibility of adding 4-pointers, and the Tim Donaghy gambling scandal. via Knit

Feb 28 2019

1hr 6mins

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Rank #16: Los Angeles Lakers owner Jeanie Buss

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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. via Knit

Feb 26 2018

1hr 15mins

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Rank #17: Jason Lloyd of The Athletic

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Jason Lloyd covers the Cleveland Cavaliers for The Athletic, and joins The Full 48 to break down the Kyrie Irving trade to Boston and what it really means for The Cavs upcoming season, Kyrie's relationship with LeBron, and parallels between Kyrie & LeBron and Kobe & Shaq. Jason also discusses the threat of LeBron leaving Cleveland for Los Angeles, and what the franchise will be like post-LeBron, for which he believes Cleveland is already preparing. via Knit

Sep 05 2017

53mins

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Rank #18: 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! via Knit

May 15 2019

1hr 9mins

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Rank #19: Jason Lloyd on the LeBron James Lakers Disaster

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Jason Lloyd, the Editor-In-Chief of The Athletic in Cleveland, joins to talk about the disaster that has become LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers. How did things break down so quickly, and can anything be done to salvage the season? How much of this rests on the Lakers rookie front office (Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka)? Who can they potentially sign this summer to help LeBron (Jimmy Butler, Anthony Davis, Kris Middleton, Kyrie Irving)? What will happen to the city of Cleveland if Kyrie Irving does in fact move to LA (burn baby, burn)? And will any of this Lakers debacle have an impact on LeBron's legacy at the end of the day? via Knit

Mar 14 2019

52mins

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Rank #20: Tom Haberstroh on the NBA going vegan

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Is the NBA going vegan? Bleacher Report's newest team member, Tom Haberstroh, investigated that very issue, and joins Howard to discuss the findings from Tom's article "The Secret (but Healthy!) Diet Powering Kyrie and the NBA." They hit on Kyrie Irving and Damian Lillard's adoptions of a more plant-based diet, Iman Shumpert's rejection of the vegan lifestyle, and the controversial Netflix documentary, "What The Health!" They also tackle Isaiah Thomas' hip injury, the current state of the Cavaliers, and why they're both sold on the Boston Celtics and the Milwaukee Bucks. via Knit

Nov 16 2017

59mins

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