The Jason McIntyre Show: NBA Playoff Talk with Howard Beck of the New York Times

howardbeckcutThe NBA regular season ends tonight, and the playoffs begin this weekend. To talk about the postseason, my love/hate relationship with the Knicks, and all the excitement out West, we brought Howard Beck, the New York Times NBA writer, onto the show. Sure, I just did a Q&A with him last June during the NBA Finals, but the Knicks/Celtics series is the most compelling of the first round in the East – maybe the league … let’s see what happens out West tonight – and who knows the Knicks better? Plus, as you can hear, Beck and I have fantastic chemistry.

Among the topics covered:

* The up-and-down Knicks
* Why Beck has been labeled a “Knicks hater” by his many twitter followers
* Why the Celtics have a damn good chance to beat the Knicks
* Carmelo Anthony’s playoff futility
* I compared Carmelo Anthony’s career to Dominique’s
* How crazy it would be to see the Lakers miss the playoffs and/or the James Harden play the Thunder in the 1st round
* Dwight Howard’s free agent prospects (apologies in advance, Brooklyn, Atlanta and Houston)

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