1. 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 29 days ago 555,195 reads 0 comments

  2. '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 1 month ago 85,081 reads 0 comments

  3. 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 1 month ago 129,627 reads 0 comments

  4. 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 1 month ago 84,033 reads 0 comments

  5. 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 2 months ago 146,743 reads 0 comments

  6. 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 2 months ago 60,348 reads 0 comments

  7. 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 2 months ago 83,548 reads 0 comments

  8. 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 3 months ago 152,687 reads 0 comments

  9. 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 3 months ago 39,713 reads 0 comments

  10. 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 3 months ago 94,577 reads 0 comments

  11. 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 3 months ago 72,504 reads 0 comments

  12. 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 3 months ago 131,857 reads 0 comments

  13. 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 3 months ago 94,435 reads 0 comments

  14. 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 4 months ago 8,155 reads 0 comments

  15. 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 4 months ago 2,116 reads 0 comments

  16. 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 4 months ago 53,149 reads 0 comments

  17. 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 4 months ago 288,533 reads 0 comments

  18. '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 4 months ago 1,537 reads 0 comments

  19. 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 4 months ago 157,997 reads 0 comments

  20. '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 4 months ago 4,069 reads 0 comments

  21. '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 4 months ago 5,670 reads 0 comments

  22. 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 6 months ago 444,009 reads 0 comments

  23. 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 6 months ago 72,228 reads 0 comments

  24. 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 8 months ago 186,945 reads 50 comments

  25. 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 10 months ago 120,300 reads 50 comments