Senior Writer, Bleacher Report
Howard Beck has covered the NBA for 18 years, as a beat writer for the Los Angeles Daily News, the New York Times and now Bleacher Report, a division of Turner Sports. Beck also co-hosts “NBA Sunday Tip” on SiriusXM’s BR Radio channel, Sundays from 9-11 am. Beck is also an occasional contributor to NBATV and TNT’s Inside the NBA. He has covered 13 NBA Finals, 11 All-Star Games and two lockouts.
Beck started covering the L.A. Lakers for the Daily News in 1997 and chronicled the key years of the Shaq-Kobe era, from the arrival of Phil Jackson through the three-peat (2000-2002) and finally the breakup of the dynasty in 2004.
Beck spent the next nine years at the Times, where he chronicled the profound and perversely fascinating dysfunction of the New York Knicks, from the Isiah Thomas-Stephon Marbury years through the Carmelo Anthony-Amare Stoudemire era. In 2012, Beck shifted to the Nets beat, to cover their inaugural season in Brooklyn.
In 2013, Beck joined Bleacher Report, as a senior writer covering the NBA at large. In addition to producing features, columns and analysis, Beck provides regular video commentary for Bleacher Report’s popular Team Stream Now service.
A native of San Jose, Calif., Beck graduated from UC Davis in 1991 with a degree in English. He lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., with his wife, daughter and two cats.