Howard Beck

Bleacher Report NBA writer talks 2020-21 season.

Jim Rome
April 30, 2021 - 10:54 am

Info & Stats: Bleacher Report NBA Writer

All Topics: New NBA playoff format is making the league more competitive | NBA Tanking era is over | The hot New York Knicks | Julius Randle | The Los Angeles Lakers will be fine | Phoenix Suns | Monty Williams and Chris Paul’s impact on the Suns | NBA MVP race

Apr 30th 2021

Apr 2nd 2021

All Topics: Nuggets since Aaron Gordon trade | The Nuggets are legit | The Clippers acquiring Rajon Rondo at the deadline | Raptors keeping Kyle Lowry | Lakers injury problems 


Jan 18th 2021

All Topics: NBA dealing with COVID-19 pandemic | James Harden’s exit from Houston was ugly | Kyrie Irving | Irving, Harden and KD working together | Golden State Warriors | Steph Curry’s future


Dec 21st 2020

All Topics: Giannis Antetokounmpo signing a super max with Milwaukee | Giannis believes in Milwaukee ownership | James Harden’s market | Harden is still playing at an extremely high level | 2020-21 Brooklyn Nets | Kevin Durant has looked pretty much like himself | 2020-21 Los Angeles Lakers | Expectations for LeBron James


June 15th 2020

All Topics: NBA meetings over resuming 2019-20 season | Only a few NBA players have been in the discussion with ownership | Black Lives Matter movement impacting the recent discussions between both sides | Kyrie Irving and Dwight Howard not wanting to play this season | Orlando bubble blow back from the players |


May 11th 2020

All Topics: ‘The Last Dance’ documentary | Not covering Michael Jordan’s Bulls in 90s | Last night’s episodes of the ‘The Last Dance’ | Jordan’s fuel | Shaq always used fake slights as personal motivation | Michael having creative control | Scottie Pippen standing by quitting on the team in the 1994 NBA playoffs


Mar 12th 2020

All Topics: BIG3 | Coronavirus impact on the BIG3 | Needing to ensure the safety of each other | Fourth season of the BIG3 | Working with CBS |


Feb 28th 2020

All Topics: LeBron enjoying Red Vines after his 40 point game against Pelicans | Los Angeles Lakers | LeBron’s play at 35 years old | Lakers lack of a 3rd go to guy | Los Angeles Clippers and their depth | Greg Oden | Having Oden on his podcast | Oden’s happy in life right now


Jan 28th 2020

All Topics: Covering Kobe Bryant for several years | Emotions he’s processing over Bryant’s death | His article on Kobe | Meeting Kobe for the first time | Young years of Kobe’s career in the NBA | Kobe’s drive | Kobe studying Michael Jordan and never backing down from comparisons | Kobe’s summer workouts | Nature vs. Nurture | Kobe’s upbringing | Kobe just loved basketball | Kobe’s final game | Owing so much to Kobe


July 11th 2019

All Topics: Summer of Free Agency | How the summer played out | Kawhi’s decision to agree to a shorter deal with the Clippers | Kawhi’s just leaving his options open | His latest article | NBA teams could do everything right and still sometimes doesn’t matter | Jimmy Butler’s decision to leave money on the table for Miami | Milwaukee should be concerned about keeping Giannis long term | New York Knicks summer | James Dolan


June 13th 2019

All Topics: 2019 NBA Finals | Crazy crazy series | Kevin Durant’s injury | Being at the game KD got hurt | Shaun Livingston | Speaking with Livingston after Game 5 | Livingston vouching for the organization | Game 6 tonight | Toronto’s mentality tonight |


May 24th 2019

All Topics: Kawhi’s game is reminiscent of Michael Jordan’s | Without LeBron in the playoffs, Kawhi is getting more spotlight | Toronto’s defense | LeBron’s playoff streak ending | LeBron not being in the playoffs | Draymond Green on LeBron | NBA Finals | Health of Kevin Durant


Mar 28th 2019

All Topics: NBA MVP right now | Leaning towards Giannis Antetokounmpo as NBA MVP over James Harden | Is Giannis the next face of the league | LeBron isn’t done yet | Milwaukee possibly hosting Game 1 of the NBA Finals | His piece on Dirk and Dwyane | The Heat losing to Dirk in the 2011 NBA Finals | Zion Williamson comparison


Jan 22nd 2019

All Topics: Shaun Livingston | Livingston’s leg injury early in his career | Golden State winning its 8th straight game last night | The real Warriors will be ready come playoff time | Carmelo Anthony being traded to Chicago | Carmelo’s future in the league | Brooklyn Nets | Kenny Atkinson | The job that Shareef Abdur-Rahim has done as the NBA G League president |



Oct 25th 2018

All Topics: 2017-18 Season | Rajon Rondo – Chris Paul fight | Rondo calling Paul a ‘horrible’ teammate | Paul’s former teammates perception of him | MJ punching Steve Kerr | Los Angeles Lakers started 0-3 | Lakers beating Phoenix last night | Piece on Kyrie Irving | Kyrie is a different guy | Kyrie and LeBron’s relationship |


May 21st 2018

All Topics: Nice dull conference finals so far | The greatness of Golden State | Houston not having the fire power of Golden State | Houston’s season | Golden State era | Houston’s window | The Warriors have around 4 of the top 15 players in the game | Trying to match the Warriors | Jordan Bell’s fit with the four all-stars