1. Hate Them If You Want, but the Warriors Are What Every Team Should Hope to Be

    "There is something that is very special about them as human beings," Steve Kerr tells B/R, his shirt and hair still soaked with Champagne. "That's what, to me, carries teams over the top."

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  2. Up 3-1 Again, Warriors Need Kevin Durant to Finish Job He Was Hired to Do

    OAKLAND, Calif. — It began with a phone call last June 19, an impassioned plea from Draymond Green to Kevin Durant , made from the arena parking lot just after the Golden State Warriors ' crushing Game 7 defeat in the NBA Finals...

    Howard Beck Written by Howard Beck about 11 days ago 60,196 reads 0 comments

  3. With Kevin Durant Set to Take over NBA, LeBron and the Cavs Ponder Their Reality

    CLEVELAND — The sweatshirt said, "Unknwn." Above the sweatshirt was a serene smile. The man behind the smile was quoting Teddy Roosevelt...

    Howard Beck Written by Howard Beck about 14 days ago 83,323 reads 0 comments

  4. Superteam Era May Be Here to Stay After LeBron and KD Changed Free-Agency Game

    LeBron James paved the way for stars teaming up in the NBA by taking his talents to Miami—and the Warriors followed his lead

    Howard Beck Written by Howard Beck about 17 days ago 151,752 reads 0 comments

  5. Just Who Are These Cavaliers? Game 2 of the NBA Finals Should Provide Answers

    OAKLAND, Calif. — There are things, at age 36, that Richard Jefferson cannot do as effectively as he once did. These things may include running, jumping, shooting and defending...

    Howard Beck Written by Howard Beck about 19 days ago 39,665 reads 0 comments

  6. Can Cavs-Warriors III Join List of the Best NBA Finals Matchups Ever Seen?

    As LeBron and Steph prepare to face off yet again for the title, B/R's NBA writers discuss the best NBA finals they've ever witnessed

    Howard Beck Written by Howard Beck about 23 days ago 94,352 reads 0 comments

  7. Ahead of Schedule, Celtics Know There Is Work to Be Done to Catch LeBron

    BOSTON — The end of a title chase always comes with uniquely somber imagery. It's not just the long faces and empty gazes. It's the industrial-size trash bags that fill the losing locker room...

    Howard Beck Written by Howard Beck about 27 days ago 72,465 reads 0 comments

  8. LeBron James 'Never Guessed' He'd Pass Jordan as NBA Playoff Scoring King

    “I’ve always felt like I was a triple threat: pass, rebound, score,” James tells B/R Mag. “But scoring has never been my concentration on things.”

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  9. The Joy of Being LeBron James

    Debate his legacy all you want, but right now, LeBron James is the best player in the world—and he’s having fun.

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  10. The Full 48 Podcast: Jamal Crawford Wants to Run It Back with L.A. Clippers Core

    Jamal Crawford 's encyclopedic memory is the stuff of NBA folklore. The three-time Sixth Man of the Year can recall box scores from his rookie season, his scoring total from his ...

    Howard Beck Written by Howard Beck about 1 month ago 8,085 reads 0 comments

  11. The Full 48 Podcast: Trail Blazers Coach Terry Stotts Defends His Star Backcourt

    Portland Trail Blazers coach joined Bleacher Report's Howard Beck and Jordan Brenner on the Full 48 podcast to discuss the Blazers' up-and-down 2016-17 season, why his star-studded backcourt of Damian Lillard and C...

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  12. Inside the Plans to Stop James Harden and Kawhi Leonard

    The NBA's top defenders give a peek at their battle plans to stop—or maybe just slow down—two of the most impossible players to guard: Harden and Kawhi.

    Howard Beck Written by Howard Beck about 1 month ago 52,993 reads 0 comments

  13. The Ghost of the GOAT: Why There Isn't a 'Next Michael Jordan' Anymore

    To follow in the footsteps of MJ was the ultimate aspiration and a lingering curse. B/R Mag's Howard Beck talks to the heirs apparent about the blessings of what's next

    Howard Beck Written by Howard Beck about 1 month ago 286,577 reads 0 comments

  14. 'The Full 48' Podcast: Rockets GM Daryl Morey on Free Agency, NBA Rule Changes

    In Episode 3 of Beacher Report's The Full 48 podcast, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey joins senior writer Howard Beck and B/R's Jordan Brenner. Morey discusses free agency, building a team and NBA rule changes...

    Howard Beck Written by Howard Beck about 1 month ago 1,491 reads 0 comments

  15. Celtics-Bulls Is the First Domino in the East's 24/7 Fight Against LeBron

    "There's teams that, all they dream and sleep and eat and think about is beating LeBron and beating Cleveland."

    Howard Beck Written by Howard Beck about 2 months ago 157,929 reads 0 comments

  16. 'The Full 48' Podcast: Brent Barry Talks NBA Playoff Myths, NY Knicks Drama

    In Episode 2 of Bleacher Report's The Full 48  podcast, two-time NBA champion Brent Barry joins  senior B/R writer Howard Beck and B/R's Jordan Brenner...

    Howard Beck Written by Howard Beck about 2 months ago 4,025 reads 0 comments

  17. 'The Full 48' Podcast: NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Talks MVP Race, Player Rest

    We're excited to launch a brand new podcast from Bleacher Report, featuring NBA senior writer Howard Beck and B/R's Jordan Brenner...

    Howard Beck Written by Howard Beck about 2 months ago 5,481 reads 0 comments

  18. The Winner of the DeMarcus Cousins Trade Isn't Who You Think It Is

    NEW ORLEANS — In his final acts as a Sacramento King, DeMarcus Cousins played two minutes of meaningless basketball, then smirked his way through a press conference...

    Howard Beck Written by Howard Beck about 4 months ago 443,698 reads 0 comments

  19. With Little to Cheer in the Present, Knicks and Their Fans Trapped in the Past

    On the night Charles Oakley became an ex-Knick, June 24, 1998, he was nowhere to be found. Team officials kept calling, to let him know he had just been traded to the Toronto Raptors ...

    Howard Beck Written by Howard Beck about 4 months ago 72,198 reads 0 comments

  20. Stuck in Standoff over Chris Bosh's Future, NBA to Create New Medical Panels

    A steady September rain pelted Biscayne Bay on the afternoon Chris Bosh grabbed a film crew and broadcast his plight to the world. He was angry, confused, determined...

    Howard Beck Written by Howard Beck about 6 months ago 186,857 reads 50 comments

  21. Linsanity a Memory, Nets Offering Second Act for Jeremy Lin and Kenny Atkinson

    At the peak of Linsanity—that joyful burst of basketball magic that transfixed the world in 2012 — Jeremy Lin handed Kenny Atkinson a ragged slip of paper. Atkinson was a young assistant with the New York Knicks ...

    Howard Beck Written by Howard Beck about 8 months ago 119,657 reads 50 comments

  22. Iverson, Shaq and Yao Enter Hall of Fame with a Trail of Memories and Questions

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Hall of Famer is a powerful phrase, an almost mystical title conjuring greatness and grandeur. Once earned, the moniker becomes a de facto first name, demanding reverence...

    Howard Beck Written by Howard Beck about 10 months ago 46,525 reads 53 comments

  23. Frustration with Westbrook Sent Durant Fleeing, Opens Door to Trouble for NBA

    A 27-year-old man, one of the best in the world at his profession, chose a new employer Monday. He framed the decision in terms that any ambitious young person would understand...

    Howard Beck Written by Howard Beck about 12 months ago 714,851 reads 878 comments

  24. After Bending NBA to Their Will, Warriors Find Basketball Magic Has Its Limits

    OAKLAND, Calif. — Belief is a powerful thing, and for two NBA seasons and two mystical springs, the Golden State Warriors spun more belief and basketball magic than any team on the planet...

    Howard Beck Written by Howard Beck about 1 year ago 190,855 reads 370 comments

  25. It's Time for Cavs, Kevin Love to Decide If They Fit In or Fit Out Together

    CLEVELAND — Kevin Love has lost control. Not of his emotions, which the Cleveland Cavaliers veteran holds dutifully in check, forever shrouded from public view...

    Howard Beck Written by Howard Beck about 1 year ago 43,668 reads 151 comments