The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix and Howard Beck

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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October 22, 2021 36 min

On the Friday edition, Howard Beck welcomes NBA analyst Jim Jackson, to break down what we’ve seen so far from the Lakers, Warriors, Sixers and Bucks – and what it tells us about the season to come.

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On today's episode, Mannix and Beck are joined by Sports Illustrated writers Michael Pina, Rohan Nadkarni and Chris Herring to preview the Eastern Conference! We'll discuss the latest drama of Ben Simmons being kicked out of practice, If Giannis can win MVP, where the Knicks will finish, and more!

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On the Friday edition, Howard Beck welcomes Hall of Famer Clyde “the Glide” Drexler, to discuss the NBA’s 75th anniversary team and the new season. Drexler also shares his thoughts on the Kyrie Irving and Ben Simmons situations, superteams and more.

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Mannix and Beck discuss Kyrie Irving not being allowed to play at the Barclays Center, the possibility of Ben Simmons returning to the 76ers, The buildup of Injuries to the Lakers roster and if the NY Knicks will win more than forty one games

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Mannix and Beck discuss how Russell Westbrook will fit into the Lakers offensive scheme, what the expectations are for the Utah Jazz this season, and Joel Embiid's comments on Ben Simmons from training camp before Mannix talks to Shaquille O'Neal about Simmons, the Lakers offseason moves and his work refurbishing public basketball courts

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On the Friday edition, Howard Beck welcomes authors Yaron Weitzman (“Tanking to the Top”) and Jake Fischer (“Built to Lose”) to break down the Ben Simmons fiasco in Philly, what went wrong with the Process, and where the Sixers go from here.

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September 28, 2021 73 min

Mannix and Beck run through the top stories from the NBA’s Media Day, from Kyrie Irving’s vaccination status — and how the vaccine holdouts will be impacted this season — the Sixers brass’s response to Ben Simmons, Damian Lillard’s future in Portland, Zion’s injury, Porzingis at power forward and more.

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On the Friday edition, Howard Beck welcomes the NBA’s head of officiating, Monty McCutchen, to discuss all the rules tweaks for the 2021-22 season. The biggest change? A crackdown on offensive players drawing cheap fouls – with leg kicks, sideways leaps and other shenanigans.

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September 21, 2021 43 min

With the opening of NBA training camps just one week away, Mannix and Beck open the Mailbag to answer listener questions on John Wall, coaches on the hot seat, teams likely to disappoint, early trade chatter, an early look at the Wizards and more. 

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On the Friday edition, Howard Beck welcomes SI alum Jack McCallum to discuss their ballots for the NBA’s 75th anniversary team. How do we define the all-time greatest? Should we keep everyone from the 50th anniversary list? Is there enough room for all the greats of the last 25 years? There are only two certainties: There will be a lot of tough omissions. And we’ll be debating the results for years.

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September 14, 2021 42 min

Mannix and Beck dive into the evolving Ben Simmons situation in Philadelphia, Portland's role in it, plus reactions to the Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Mannix's Paul Pierce story, the NBA dipping its toe into Mexico City and more. 

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On the Friday edition, Howard Beck welcomes former Kings guard Doug Christie to reflect on Chris Webber’s career, his Hall of Fame induction and the many what-ifs of the early-2000s Sacramento Kings.

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September 7, 2021 39 min

In recognition of a decorated, 19-year NBA career, Paul Pierce will be enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday. On a special episode of The Crossover, key voices from Pierce's career -- including Roy Williams, Antoine Walker, Rick Pitino and Doc Rivers -- weigh in on some of its pivotal moments. 

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On the Friday edition, Howard Beck welcomes James Cadogan, the first ever executive director of the National Basketball Social Justice coalition. They discuss the one-year anniversary of the Jacob Blake shooting and the player wildcat strike that followed, the NBA’s support of police reform and voting rights and what the else coalition hopes to accomplish.

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It’s been a great offseason for Sixers vet Danny Green, who signed a rich new contract and married his longtime girlfriend Blair Bashen. The three-time NBA champ discusses his decision to return to Philly, the Sixers’ title hopes, the fate of Ben Simmons and much more

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On the Friday edition, Howard Beck welcomes the NBA’s scheduling czars, Evan Wasch and Tom Carelli, to explain how the schedule gets made. How did they decide who plays on Christmas? What influence do teams have? Why did YOUR team get screwed? (Kidding, no one got screwed.) And when will the NBA stage its own “Field of Dreams” style game?

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We’ve reached the dog days of summer -- but there’s still plenty to debate! The Athletic’s Sam Amick joins Howard Beck to discuss the Draymond-KD interview, the revived Best Player in the NBA debate and six burning questions, such as: Which star will be traded next? What team is poised for a Suns-like breakthrough? And who do we think will finish in the top four of each conference?

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On the Friday edition, Howard Beck welcomes legendary photographer George Kalinsky, who will be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame next month. Kalinsky, the official photographer for Madison Square Garden since 1966, shares stories from his time with Knicks legend Willis Reed, as well as Frank Sinatra, Muhammad Ali and others.

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Chris Mannix welcomes analyst Fran Fraschilla to break down how well Jalen Green will be this season with the Rockets young roster, why the Raptors chose Scottie Barnes over Jalen Suggs, Alperen Şengün's impressive summer league play, and Sam Presti's choice to nab Josh Giddey at number six

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On the Friday edition, Howard Beck welcomes agent Todd Ramasar to discuss this years fast paced moves, what the league is watching for when it comes to tampering, and how he prepares his clients for entering free agency

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