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The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix


NBA scores, stats, standings and moves are fodder for hot takes on The Crossover with Chris Mannix. 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. 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.




MVP Race Tightens & MJ'S Hornet's Legacy

Mannix is joined again by Rohan Nadkarni and Chris Herring to break down how the MVP race between Nikola Jokić & Joel Embiid has gotten even closer, if the Lakers are really a contender with Anthony Davis missing crucial games, the failure of Michael Jordan during his tenure as the owner of the Charlotte Hornets as he looks to sell the team, and what the Grizzlies will look like going forward with the return of Ja Morant See for privacy information.


How The West Could Be Won

Rohan and Chris and joined by Chris Mannix again on this week's Open Floor where we break down a wide open western conference and why the Kyrie Trade hasn't worked out so far in Dallas, how a once dead in the water Lakers team has become competitive with their retooled roster, the weaknesses of the Denver nuggets, and how the how far the Cavaliers defense could take them in the playoffs See for privacy information.


Ja Morant's Consequences & The Surging Knicks

Chris Mannix joins Rohan & Herring to get into both the real life and basketball consequences that Ja Morant could face after his gun related IG live controversy. We also discuss the red hot NY Knicks and how the Celtics have slid in the standings after a tough post all star game schedule See for privacy information.


The Clippers & Lakers Are In The Mix

Mannix and Beck break down the Clippers signing of Russell Westbrook off the buyout market and this hurts a team that hasn't met its lofty expectations, We also discuss if the Lakers recent success following their deadline moves makes them a contender in the second half, why the Mavs have struggled since trading for Kyrie Irving, and what the Cavaliers look like heading into a likely playoff berth See for privacy information.


The Mailman and The Answer

On the Friday edition, Howard Beck sits down with Hall of Famers Karl Malone and Allen Iverson to reflect on their careers, their complicated relationship with the league with their thoughts on today’s game See for privacy information.


A 2023 All Star Weekend Recap

Mannix and Beck break down the highs and lows of the all star weekend festivities, Adam Silver's not so candid press conference, things to watch out for in the second half of the season, and who's still available on the buyout market See for privacy information.


KD’s New Chapter w/ Michael Lee

On the Friday edition, Howard Beck welcomes the Washington Post’s Michael Lee, to discuss Kevin Durant’s move to Phoenix. Is it championship or bust for the Suns? What’s at stake for KD now? And how much blame should he bear for the failures in Brooklyn? See for privacy information.


GPII Trade Controversy & Phoenix's Title Odds

Mannix and Beck break down the nearly rescinded trade involving Gary Payton II between the Trail Blazers and Warriors before discussing the actual title chances Phoenix has going forward, how the Mavs look with Luka & Kyrie, and how the retooled Lakers look as they try to get into the playoffs See for privacy information.


Trade Deadline Megapod Pt 1: Is Durant Enough For Phoenix?

Mannix and Beck are joined by Open Floor Pods Rohan Nadkarni & Chris Herring for part one of our trade deadline breakdown where we get into the late massive deal that sent Kevin Durant to the Phoenix Suns and a massive haul to the Brooklyn Nets. We also discuss the Memphis Grizzlies lack of major moves as a title contender in a western conference that just got tougher Check out the Open Floor podcast feed for part 2 of our trade deadline breakdown See for privacy...


All Angles of the Kyrie Irving Trade

Mannix and Beck break down Kyrie Irving's trade to the Maverick's from the Nets side of getting players in return that allows them to remain a competitor to where Dallas imagines Luka and Kyrie taking them See for privacy information.


Kyrie Irving's Sudden Trade Request

Mannix and Beck convene for a bonus/emergency pod to break down Kyrie Irving's demand for a trade from the fourth place Nets just days before the trade deadline See for privacy information.


One on One w/ Jazz Head Coach Will Hardy

On this week's Friday edition of the crossover Chris Mannix is Jazz coach Will Hardy. Hardy opens up about his path to the NBA, his most embarrassing moment as an assistant coach in San Antonio, last year's tumultuous season in Boston, Utah's surprising start and more. Plus what is the deal with the intense coach's pickup games in Boston that led to an injury to Joe Mazzulla? See for privacy information.


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...