The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix and Howard Beck


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.




Officiating Drama Comes To the NBA

Mannix is joined by former GM of the Sixers and Nets, Billy King to break down the last second no foul call on LeBron James against the Celtics and the leagues response to it. We also take a look at what the Raptors should do heading into the trade deadline, Billy's time with Brook Lopez with the Nets, and how much Dallas should be looking to make a trade deal See for privacy information.


Be Like Kobe w/ Prof. Caleb Mezzy

On the Friday edition, Howard Beck welcomes professor Caleb Mezzy, who teaches a course called “Mamba Mentality,” inspired by the life and career of Kobe Bryant See for privacy information.


The Lakers Treadmill of Mediocrity

Mannix and Beck break down where Warriors president Bob Myers might end up if he doesn't stay with the team, where the Lakers stand after trading for forward Rui Hachimura, what moves the Blazers might make (and should have made) as the trade deadline approaches, and the toughest decisions we had to make when submitting our all star ballots See for privacy information.


LeBron’s Future & All-Star Picks w/ David Aldridge

On the Friday edition, Howard Beck welcomes veteran scribe David Aldridge of The Athletic to potential LeBron James trades this offseason. They also pick their All-Star starters and discuss the conundrum of the Bradley Beal era in Washington See for privacy information.


Midseason NBA Awards

Mannix and Beck break down where the struggling Warriors and surging Grizzlies stand at the seasons halfway point before giving out our awards for the season so far. Should Jokic really win a third straight MVP? What is the real criteria for coach of the year? And is Bennedict Mathurin a candidate for both rookie of the year and sixth man? See for privacy information.


Utah, We Have a Problem …w/ Vincent Goodwill

On the Friday edition, Howard Beck welcomes Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo Sports to discuss Nikola Jokic’s bid for a third straight MVP and the muddled All-Star picture. Then they delve into Donovan Mitchell’s recent remarks on racism in Utah, and the backlash to his comments See for privacy information.


The Good (and Bad) Teams That Need to Make a Move

Mannix and Beck break down why the Lakers, Wizards, Bulls, Jazz, Grizzlies, and Raptors need to be in the buyers and sellers market as they gear up for a deep playoff run or prepare for a rebuild See for privacy information.


Welcome to … Zach Lowe

On the Friday edition, Howard Beck welcomes ESPN’s Zach Lowe to discuss trends at the NBA’s mathematical midpoint, including the sudden explosion of high-scoring individual games, capped by Donovan Mitchell’s 71-point outing. They also reflect on what they got wrong in the preseason, debate the merits of a Laker trade and ponder the benefits of a midseason tournament. Plus: If you could go back in time and save one team from its worst offseason blunder, what would it be? See...


Luka's Dominance, LeBron's Future, & Minnesota's Misery

Mannix and Beck break down Luka's dominant play this season after he puts up yet another 50 point game and wonder what might happen in the final years of LeBron's career as the window to win a title with the Lakers gets smaller and smaller. We also take a look at the Timberwolves recent losing streak as the addition of Rudy Gobert keeps looking worse and calls for a trade get louder See for privacy information.


Harden's Houston Interest & Lazy Tampering Punishments

Mannix & Beck break down the Nets recent run over some of the leagues best teams, the latest drama over James Harden reportedly showing interest in returning to the Rockets, why the Bucks will need Khris Middleton to return to his all-star self if Milwaukee wants to contend in the East, & why the NBA's punishment for the Knicks offseason tampering shows they aren't serious about putting a stop to it See for privacy information.


Nuanced takes w/ J.J. Redick

On the Friday edition, Howard Beck welcomes former NBA sharpshooter J.J. Redick to discuss his transition to TV and podcasting, the sudden surge of parity across the league, the Lakers’ roster woes, his dream podcast guests and much more See for privacy information.


Who are the Contenders & Pretenders?

Mannix break down what teams will actually be in the hunt for a championship, who will take an early exit in the playoffs, and which teams just outside the play in should pack it in for the lottey See for privacy information.


Trade SZN! (sort of) w/ Jake Fischer

On the Friday edition, Howard Beck welcomes Jake Fischer, senior NBA reporter for Yahoo Sports, to discuss the unofficial opening of NBA trade season. Which teams will be most active? Is this the year John Collins gets dealt? Will the Lakers finally move Westbrook? Do the Warriors need to make a deal? Could this season’s weird parity stifle the market? Fischer also discusses his recent pieces on Joel Embiid and Jordan Poole. See for privacy information.


The Nets Believability & Blowing Up The Wizards

Mannix and Beck remember the late soccer writer Grant Wahl after his untimely passing and discuss how much he meant to the sport and profession. We also discuss if the Brooklyn Nets could actually be contenders out of the eastern conference following their recent run, how Russell Westbrook is faring in his sixth man role, and if the Washington Wizards should consider trading Bradley Beal & Kristaps Porziņģis for future players after a dismal start to the season See


Do We Still Believe? w/ Chris Ballard

On the Friday edition, Howard Beck welcomes veteran NBA scribe (and esteemed Sports Illustrated alum) Chris Ballard to discuss Steph Curry’s Sportsperson of the Year honor, the origins of the Warriors dynasty, and where the franchise goes from here. They also discuss “The Basketball Vault,” a new compilation of stories from the pages of SI, for which Ballard served as editor. See for privacy information.


Trouble In Atlanta & Our Top Duo's

Mannix and Beck break down what has turned things around for the Lakers and if they can really keep it up, the keys behind the Pelicans great start to the season, the growing conflict between Trae Young & head coach Nate McMillan, and who we think is the best duo in the NBA See for privacy information.


Jonesing for Hoops (But Not the NBA) w/ Leigh Ellis

On the Friday edition, Howard Beck welcomes longtime NBA podcaster Leigh Ellis, who recently left his role with the popular No Dunks pod to play pickup hoops around the world. Why quit a great job talking about the NBA to go play basketball in far-flung places with strangers? Well, you need to hear Leigh explain it. Don’t miss your chance to preorder Sports Illustrated’s new book on the Lakers, The Greatest Show on Earth, available here: Use promo code LAKERS30 for a...


Our MVP Leaders & Indiana's Big Questions

Mannix and Beck break down why we shouldn't get too excited about the Lakers winning five of six, our MVP leaders a quarter of the way through the season, how the Celtics are by far the best team in the NBA despite their head coaching change, and if the Pacers will blow up their roster despite a surprisingly good start to the season See for privacy information.


Kyrie's Return & The Floundering Warriors

Mannix and Beck break down Kyrie Irving's return from suspension and how much better he makes a Nets team that has been playing better of late. We also wonder when the Warriors will finally break out of their slump to start the season and if an exciting Kings team can actually make a run at the playoffs this year See for privacy information.


Breaking Down The Modern Game w/ Mike Prada

On this edition of the Friday Crossover Howard talks to the Athletics Mike Prada, the author of SPACED OUT: How the NBA's 3-Point Revolution changed everything you thought you knew about basketball. We pick our favorite surprises from the start of this season, why some superteams aren't working out, how three point attempts have jumped to an all time high, and the players who still thrive in small ball. See for privacy information.