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The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix and Howard Beck

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NBA scores, stats, standings and moves are fodder for hot takes on The Crossover with Chris Mannix and Howard Beck. Get into every NBA playoffs battle, free agent frenzy, draft dilemma and trade rumor. Plus hear the most in-depth and interesting interviews from SI's NBA insiders with unparalleled access.

NBA scores, stats, standings and moves are fodder for hot takes on The Crossover with Chris Mannix and Howard Beck. Get into every NBA playoffs battle, free agent frenzy, draft dilemma and trade rumor. Plus hear the most in-depth and interesting interviews from SI's NBA insiders with unparalleled access.

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New York, NY

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NBA scores, stats, standings and moves are fodder for hot takes on The Crossover with Chris Mannix and Howard Beck. Get into every NBA playoffs battle, free agent frenzy, draft dilemma and trade rumor. Plus hear the most in-depth and interesting interviews from SI's NBA insiders with unparalleled access.

Language:

English


Episodes

A.D. Won't Save L.A. & Harden Sours On Brooklyn

1/25/2022
Mannix and Beck discuss their reactions to the NBA's changes to all star weekend, as well as why Anthony Davis returning from his MCL injury won't suddenly give the Lakers the boost they desperately need, the reports that James Harden may be testing the waters of free agency during the offseason, and why the Pistons Jerami Grant is the biggest name that could be moved at the trade deadline Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:45:18

Before Kobe was KOBE, w/ Mike Sielski

1/21/2022
On the Friday edition, Howard Beck welcomes author Mike Sielski to discuss his new book, “The Rise: Kobe Bryant and the Pursuit of Immortality,” which explores Kobe’s formative years, from Italy to Lower Merion Township in Pennsylvania. Who was Kobe at age 15? What kind of player was he in high school? When did schoolmates realize he would become a star? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:59:16

Vogel Fighting For His Job & Our All Star Picks

1/18/2022
Mannix and Beck discuss the report that the L.A. Lakers are evaluating head coach Frank Vogel's job on a game to game basis and why the Lakers struggles this season with Russell Westbrook doesn't fall on his shoulders. We also go through our all star game picks and wonder why the Nets are promoting Kyrie Irving for the game, if Andrew Wiggins deserves his first all star nod, and wring our hands over a tough choice among picks for guards out west Learn more about your ad-choices at...

Duration:00:44:01

From Boba Fett to Cam Reddish, with Jason Concepcion

1/14/2022
On the Friday edition of The Crossover, Howard Beck welcomes Jason Concepcion, the creator and host of ALL CAPS NBA and host of the Takeline and X-Ray Vision podcasts, to discuss his unique career, NBA absurdities, Game of Thrones, Star Wars and, of course, Jason’s beloved New York Knicks. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:01:03:53

Warriors Seem Like The Favorites & A Boston Break Up Looms

1/11/2022
Mannix and Beck discuss the amazing comeback by Klay Thompson in his return from multiple injuries and if his addition to the rotation and Andrew Wiggins resurgence makes Golden State the title favorites. We also get into the Boston Celtics disappointing season thus far and if they'll break up the core of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, ad what the Sixers will do with a stagnant Ben Simmons as the trade deadline approaches Learn more about your ad-choices at...

Duration:00:51:20

Embracing The Numbers, w/ Seth Partnow

1/7/2022
On the Friday edition, Howard Beck welcomes former Bucks exec Seth Partnow, to discuss his new book, “The Midrange Theory: Basketball’s Evolution In the Age of Analytics,” and the lessons we’ve learned so far. Also: Three stats you absolutely need, and three stats you should banish forever. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:01:06:31

Rockets Duo Quits & Kyrie Finally Back

1/4/2022
Mannix and Beck discuss the drama in the Rockets blowout loss to the Nuggets where guard Kevin Porter Jr. left the arena at halftime following an argument with assistant coach John Lucas and center Christian Wood refused to check in for the second half. We take a look at their suspensions and wonder if it's best for the team's future that they be cut. We also take a look at Kyrie Irving's return to the Nets in a road game only role and what win now teams Jerami Grant could help the most...

Duration:00:52:37

COVID's Rotating Rosters & L.A.'s Westbrook Dilemma

12/28/2021
Mannix and Beck discuss the NBA's scramble to field complete rosters with veterans and G League players amid the surge of the Omicron variant, why the Lakers will still have a mountain of issues even if they find a trade destination for Russell Westbrook, and why the recent resurgence of Kemba Walker doesn't mean we'll see a resurgence of the Knicks Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:57:40

Is NBA Ready To “Live With The Virus?” w/ Zach Binney

12/23/2021
On the Friday edition, Howard Beck welcomes Zach Binney, sports epidemiologist at Oxford College of Emory University in Atlanta, to discuss the NBA’s sudden philosophical shift on the pandemic – specifically, Commissioner Adam Silver’s statement that the virus “will not be eradicated, and we’re gonna have to learn to live with it.” In the meantime, is the NBA doing enough to protect its fans? Should arenas have mask and vaccine mandates? And when and how might the Covid era end? Learn more...

Duration:00:51:16

The NBA's COVID Scramble & The Cavs Winning Formula

12/21/2021
Mannix and Beck discuss the NBA's disastrous week dealing with COVID-19 after several games were postponed, multiple teams fielded rosters with unrecognizable players, and only 1/3 of the league's teams having no players out under health and safety protocol regulations. We also take a look at the Cleveland Cavaliers and what they can do to get better at 19-12 with one of the best defenses in the league Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:42:42

NBA vs. Covid-19, with Dr. Robby Sikka

12/17/2021
On the Friday edition, Howard Beck welcomes Dr. Robby Sikka, former VP of basketball ops and player wellness for the Minnesota Timberwolves, and founder of the Covid Sports and Society Workgroup, to discuss the new wave of Covid-19 cases and what it means for the league. What’s driving the sudden surge? Should the NBA pause the season? Should they reduce arena capacity? And how should we all approach this holiday season with cases on the rise? Learn more about your ad-choices at...

Duration:00:58:39

A Way In For Kyrie & The Sixers Possible Moves

12/14/2021
Mannix and Beck discuss the likelihood of Kyrie Irving rejoining the Nets came out after the team expressed optimism about a possible return. They also get into the growing number of teams that are showing interest in Ben Simmons as the trade deadline approaches, whether the Knicks & Clippers should be buyers or sellers, why a return to action for Zion Williamson this season isn't looking good as the Pelicans plummet in the standings, and why a deal between the Celtics and Blazers makes...

Duration:01:02:19

Learning to Grit & Grind, w/ Desmond Bane

12/10/2021
On the Friday edition, Howard Beck welcomes Grizzlies shooting ace Desmond Bane -- the steal of the 2020 draft and an early favorite for Most Improved Player. Bane discusses the Grizzlies’ recent surge despite the absence of star guard Ja Morant, his surprising success in his first season landing on the all rookie second team, and reviving the Grit & Grind era in Memphis. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:32:42

Simmons To Portland Rumors & Knicks Slide Fast

12/8/2021
Mannix and Beck break down the rumors out of Portland where Damian Lillard reportedly has interest in the team trading for Ben Simmons and why we disagree on whether or not the team is currently in shambles. We also discuss whether CJ McCollum is the piece missing for Joel Embiid and the Sixers to make them true title contenders in the east, why the feel good story of the Knicks early season success has quickly ended, and if LeBron should spend his last five years in L.A. or Cleveland? Learn...

Duration:01:03:07

Celtics, Sandwiches & Cornbread, w/ Cedric Maxwell

12/3/2021
On the Friday edition, Howard Beck welcomes Celtics legend and broadcaster Cedric “Cornbread” Maxwell to discuss his new book, “If These Walls Could Talk: Boston Celtics,” which covers his playing career through the present. Among the topics: his chilly relationship with Larry Bird, concerns with the current Celtics and many thoughts on Kyrie Irving. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:37:18

Don't Blame Frank Vogel & Quarter Season Awards

11/30/2021
Mannix and Beck discuss the news of Houston Rockets and John Wall finally engaging in talks over whether or not he will play this season, why Lakers coach Frank Vogel isn't to blame for his teams biggest struggles this season after calls for his fire began to be heard, the news of Knicks guard and recent offseason signee Kemba Walker being removed from the rotation entirely, and our quarter season player awards Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:52:07

Family, Hoops & Honoring Our Past, w/ Dan Grunfeld

11/26/2021
On the Friday edition, Howard Beck welcomes Dan Grunfeld – the son of former NBA veteran Ernie Grunfeld -- to discuss his new book “By the Grace of the Game: The Holocaust, a Basketball Legacy and an Unprecedented American Dream.” The book tells the story of how Ernie Grunfeld’s parents survived the Holocaust and settled in the U.S., and the values that fueled one family’s basketball journey. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:01:00:58

The Lakers Really Miss Caruso & The Kings Actual Problems

11/23/2021
Mannix and Beck discuss the fallout and suspensions from Sunday's near brawl between the Lakers and Pistons and why the Christmas deadline to start worrying about L.A. might need to be moved up a bit. We also discuss why Luke Walton's dismissal as head coach of the Kings is just the start of major moves needed to made by Sacramento before they can think about contending, and what we make of Boston's recent turnaround following their dismal and contentious start to the season Learn more about...

Duration:00:47:56

Grant Hill Talks Hawks, Paul Pierce Tells The Truth

11/19/2021
On a jam-packed Friday edition, Grant Hill discusses the rapid rise of his Atlanta Hawks, his new role leading USA Basketball and his exclusion from the NBA’s 75th anniversary team. Then, Paul “The Truth” Pierce stops by with some insights on the Robert Sarver situation in Phoenix. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:01:03:38

Wizards Look Legit & Questions About The Cavs

11/16/2021
Mannix and Beck discuss the latest in the Ben Simmons holdout drama after his agent, Rich Paul, challenged the Sixers in comments made to The Athletic. We also break down the Wizards early season success with their new offseason additions, if the surprising steps forward taken by the Cavaliers so far signals a potential trade down the road to take them to the next level, and why a healthy John Wall has yet to suit up for the Rockets this season and whether the league will step in to make him...

Duration:00:46:23