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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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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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English


Episodes

Return of the NBA Schedule Czars

8/19/2022
On the Friday edition, Howard Beck welcomes back the NBA’s Schedule Czars – Evan Wasch, Tom Carelli and Gene Li – to dive into the newly released 2022-23 schedule. How do they choose the Christmas Day teams? How did Kevin Durant’s trade demand complicate the process? How did they slice 50,000 miles of travel this season? They explain all that and more Send in questions and comments to crossoverpodmail@gmail.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:06:04

Everything Isn't Awesome For Kevin Durant

8/17/2022
Mannix and Beck discuss Kevin Durant speaking out against rumors that he'd retire if he isn't traded from the Nets, how footage of him working out with Jayson Tatum could be seen by Jaylen Brown, and the Knicks reopening trade talks with the Jazz around a deal for Donovan Mitchell See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:37:18

Bad Boy for Life w/ Joe Dumars

8/12/2022
On the Friday edition, Howard Beck welcomes Hall of Famer Joe Dumars. The former Pistons Bad Boy is now the NBA’s discipline czar, part of his new role as executive vice president and head of basketball operations. Dumars discusses his approach to the job, then reflects at length on his tenure as Pistons GM – his proudest moments, biggest regret and the time he almost landed Kobe Bryant See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:01:34

Kevin Durant Demands...A Firing

8/9/2022
Mannix and Beck break down Kevin Durant informing Nets owner Joe Tsai that the team needs to choose between him and the pairing of GM Sean Marks and coach Steve Nash, and if Nash was the right choice to coach the team when he was hired two years ago See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:28:13

Appreciating Bill Russell w/ Howard Bryant

8/5/2022
On the Friday edition, Howard Beck welcomes back award-winning author Howard Bryant, to discuss the life and legacy of Bill Russell. They also discuss Bryant’s new biography of Rickey Henderson, “Rickey: The Life and Legend of an American Original.” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Bill Russell's Lasting Legacy & Troubles With Tampering

8/2/2022
Mannix and Beck discuss Bill Russell's legacy as a player and activist after his passing and why the NBA should honor him by retiring his number. The guys also discuss if LeBron will sign a two year extension with the Lakers when he becomes eligible this summer and the specifics of the tampering accusations that have been lobbed at the Knicks and Sixers around their offseason deals with Jalen Brunson and James Harden See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:53:25

Nash's Troubled Nets & The Cavs Sexton Standoff

7/29/2022
On the Friday edition of the Crossover podcast, Mannix talks to the NY Post's Brian Lewis about Kevin Durant's ongoing trade demands and if Steve Nash is really the best person to be coaching such a dysfunctional team. He also speaks to Cleveland.com's Chris Fedor about the Cavaliers ongoing contract discussions with free agent guard Colin Sexton and the always swirling rumors of LeBron James returning to Cleveland See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:55:11

Breaking Down Trade Demands w/ Nets & Celtics Insiders

7/26/2022
Mannix welcomes in SNY's Ian Begley to break down the Knicks offseason moves following an abysmal season, how Jalen Brunson fits into the teams, and if RJ Barrett could be traded. He also talks to NBC Sports Celtics reporter Chris Forsberg about the rumors of Jaylen Brown being offered in a trade for Kevin Durant and other pieces Boston might offer See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:48:13

Patching Up The Lakers & Judging Wembanyama Hype

7/22/2022
Mannix fills in for Howard on this week's Friday edition of the Crossover podcast as he talks to Lakers reporter Kyle Goon about if Russell Westbrook will remain on the team, the possibility of them landing Kyrie, and what small moves the team should make going forward. We also catch up with SI draft expert Jeremy Woo on how the top lottery picks look after summer league and his early thoughts on next years likely number one pick Victor Wembanyama See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy...

Duration:00:58:23

The Westbrook Situation Gets Worse & The Donovan Mitchell Sweepstakes

7/20/2022
Mannix and Beck break down how the Russell Westbrook situation in LA has somehow gotten worse after his longtime agent parted ways with after fourteen years and chatter of him refusing to alter his game as he gets older. We also discuss the Utah Jazz opening discussions about a trade for Donovan Mitchell and if the Knicks would be a contender in the eastern conference with him See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:39:25

The Ayton Saga Comes To A Head w/ Ryan McDonough

7/15/2022
On the Friday edition, Howard Beck welcomes former Suns GM Ryan McDonough to discuss DeAndre Ayton’s offer sheet with the Pacers, the impact on the Suns and the implications for Kevin Durant and the Nets. They also discuss the potential of a Donovan Mitchell trade and whether the Knicks have enough to get him. Plus, McDonough proposes a solution to stem the tide of superstar trade demands See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:25:47

Summer League Debuts & A Tale of Two Contracts

7/12/2022
Mannix and Beck break down the opening the summer league in Vegas including Chet Holmgren's strengths and weaknesses and the likelihood of the play in tournament staying and a midseason tournament happening at all. We also take a look at Bradley Beal and Damian Lillard's new contracts and what these types of extensions mean for different teams down the road. Lastly, we look at the state of Kevin Durant's trade demands and what people around the league think will end up happening See...

Duration:00:59:50

The Offseason Move Aftermath w/ David Thorpe

7/8/2022
Coach and basketball analyst David Thorpe joins Howard on this week's Friday edition of The Crossover to do a deep dive on the major moves so far in a busy offseason including: The Timberwolves trading a rosters worth of players and Picks for Rudy Gobert, what the future of the Knicks looks like after signing breakout guard Jalen Brunson, and who should be starting at point guard for the Boston Celtics next season. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:02:51

What Exactly Are The Utah Jazz Planning?

7/6/2022
Mannix and Beck break down the aftermath of the major trade between the Utah Jazz and Minnesota Timberwolves and what the Jazz stand to do with their slew of random players and future draft picks. We also discuss why the Knicks may be the next destination for Donovan Mitchell, why the Nets may want to wait out Kevin Durant's trade demand, and the likelihood of Kyrie Irving ending up on the Lakers See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:14:34

Kevin Durant Upstages Free Agency

7/1/2022
Mannix and Beck break down a very newsworthy start to free agency as Nets star Kevin Durant demands a trade mere hours before deals can be announced. We break down what went wrong in Brooklyn, where he might end up before things are all said and done, and a slew of other big moves that we like and some that completely puzzled us See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:54:30

Kyrie Opts...In & Big Free Agent Questions

6/28/2022
Mannix and Beck break down the breaking news involving Kyrie Irving opting into his player option with the Nets next season and what this could mean for the recent rumors surrounding Kevin Durant's possible departure from the team. We also take a look at possible landing spots for Bradley Beal, if the Wizards are really where he wants to end his career, and if the Portland Trail Blazers aggressive moves recently are enough to make Damian Lillard's prime years contending ones See...

Duration:00:50:12

Rising w/ Scoot Henderson & Giannis Antetokounmpo

6/24/2022
On the Friday edition, Howard Beck sits down with 18-year-old phenom Scoot Henderson, to discuss his first year with the G League Ignite, his role in a new LeBron movie and his groundbreaking deal with Puma. Then, Beck chats with Giannis Antetokounmpo and his family to discuss “Rise,” the new film about their journey, now available on Disney+ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:49:21

Kyrie's Predictable Contract Dispute & Draft Preview

6/22/2022
Mannix and Beck discuss the contract talk impasse between Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Net and why John Wall was never going to be in the Houston Rockets future after the guard exercised his player option for next season. Mannix also talks to Sports Illustrated's NBA draft insider Jeremy Woo about his final lottery picks ahead of Thursday nights draft See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:22:06

The Warriors Win It All (Again)

6/17/2022
Mannix and Beck break down the Warriors winning their fourth championship in eight years and how this cements Steph Curry's legacy as one of the greatest of all time. We also look at the Celtics costly mistakes this series, what they should do with their roster going into next season, and why the Warriors look like they aren't going to be slowing down any time soon See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:54:23

Wiggins Finds Perfect Role In Warriors Win

6/14/2022
Mannix and Beck break down the Warriors game five win and how the pieces they carefully assembled after Kevin Durant's departure came up big on Steph Curry's off night. We also take a look at how former number one pick Andrew Wiggins has found the perfect role for himself with the Warriors after not finding success as the number one option in Minnesota and what the Celtics must do at point guard if they cant come back in this series See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:45:27