1. 'You Can Be a Pioneer'

    The sun is setting on a nondescript evening at a nondescript Walmart on West Princeton Street here in Orlando. Inside, the gleeful shrieks of children echo through the Lawn and Garden center...

    Howard Beck Written by Howard Beck about 27 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  2. 'I'm Still in Win Mode': Why LeBron Is Unstoppable—but the Cavs Are in Trouble

    It was 10:30 a.m. , Texas time, when LeBron James strolled into the Dallas Mavericks ' arena for a recent shootaround. In his mouth was a black plastic spoon. But the King was not eating...

    Howard Beck Written by Howard Beck about 2 months ago 1 reads 0 comments

  3. The Way of the Joker

    Little brother, Westbrook agitator, horse whisperer, dime-dropper, funnyman: Nuggets center Nikola Jokic has completed the come-up, from "awkwardly effective" Euro project to the next great big man. Is this what an NBA superstar looks like right now?

    Howard Beck Written by Howard Beck about 3 months ago 1 reads 0 comments

  4. Inside the New Superstar Reality of the NBA

    The biggest names in basketball are done playing musical chairs for now. As the real games begin, does anyone really want to be like Steph and Co. anyway? B/R Mag criss-crossed the country to ask everyone—from Hoodie Melo to CP3 and, yes, even the Nets—to

    Howard Beck Written by Howard Beck about 3 months ago 1 reads 0 comments

  5. Carmelo Anthony x OKC: Welcome to the Storybook Ending

    Carmelo Anthony stepped off a private jet Sunday afternoon, outside a tiny airport in a tiny city, and stepped into a surreal new reality. Three hundred shrieking fans pressed against a chain-link fence to get a glimpse...

    Howard Beck Written by Howard Beck about 4 months ago 115,545 reads 0 comments

  6. Which Number Lakers Jersey Should Kobe Bryant Wear in His Statue — 8 or 24?

    If anyone ever earned the unique—i.e. unwieldy, strange and profoundly audacious—honor of a dual jersey retirement, it’s Kobe Bryant . He delivered three NBA championships to L...

    Howard Beck Written by Howard Beck about 4 months ago 55,726 reads 0 comments

  7. Is Kyrie a Franchise Star? NBA Insiders Doubt Irving Worth What Celtics Paid

    NBA execs tell B/R's Howard Beck that Kyrie is a "train wreck" on defense, but LeBron has been holding him back from reaching his potential.

    Howard Beck Written by Howard Beck about 5 months ago 233,070 reads 0 comments

  8. Kyrie Irving Just Can't Wait to Be King

    Pippen without Jordan? Kareem without Magic? Kyrie Irving is “uncomfortable” in LeBron’s shadow, but can he really lead a team?

    Howard Beck Written by Howard Beck about 6 months ago 556,147 reads 0 comments

  9. 'A Band-Aid on a Major Wound'

    Three men in blazers sat elbow-to-elbow, microphones before them, a bright blue banner behind them, optimism all around. One by one, they sketched out a vision for a brighter Knicks future...

    Howard Beck Written by Howard Beck about 6 months ago 85,276 reads 0 comments

  10. Don't Blame the Warriors: The NBA's Arms Race Is All About Empowered Superstars

    But even top executives will admit this offseason sure is fun

    Howard Beck Written by Howard Beck about 7 months ago 129,739 reads 0 comments

  11. Why the Phil Jackson Era Wasn't a Total Dumpster Fire

    The tricky thing about a dumpster fire is the smoke. You can't see what's burning or what damage has been done. It's all obscured behind the haze...

    Howard Beck Written by Howard Beck about 7 months ago 84,123 reads 0 comments

  12. 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."

    Howard Beck Written by Howard Beck about 7 months ago 146,899 reads 0 comments

  13. 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 7 months ago 60,437 reads 0 comments

  14. 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 8 months ago 83,646 reads 0 comments

  15. 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 8 months ago 152,850 reads 0 comments

  16. 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 8 months ago 39,717 reads 0 comments

  17. 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 8 months ago 94,664 reads 0 comments

  18. 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 8 months ago 72,527 reads 0 comments

  19. 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.”

    Howard Beck Written by Howard Beck about 8 months ago 131,941 reads 0 comments

  20. 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.

    Howard Beck Written by Howard Beck about 8 months ago 94,636 reads 0 comments

  21. 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 9 months ago 8,160 reads 0 comments

  22. 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...

    Howard Beck Written by Howard Beck about 9 months ago 2,116 reads 0 comments

  23. 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 9 months ago 53,248 reads 0 comments

  24. 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 9 months ago 289,330 reads 0 comments

  25. '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 9 months ago 1,561 reads 0 comments