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 keep from the bubble (like the play-in tournament and the referee courtside mics), and speculate on when the 2021 season may begin. To keep up with Howard Beck, please visit www.howardbeck.com or follow him on twitter @HowardBeck See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 12, 2020
1 hr 6 min
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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 8, 2020
1 hr 1 min
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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 5, 2020
1 hr 5 min
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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 1, 2020
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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 28, 2020
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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 24, 2020
1 hr 11 min
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 bad blood, and what may have happened if the Lakers had actually beat the Detroit Pistons in 2004. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 20, 2020
1 hr 5 min
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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 16, 2020
Former Boston Celtics exec and former GM of the Phoenix Suns turned radio analyst on Radio.com, 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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 14, 2020
1 hr 7 min
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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 11, 2020