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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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Front Office Insider Bobby Marks and Draft Expert Jonathan Givony

Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is the former NBA Asst. GM and Front Office Insider for The Vertical, Bobby Marks and Draft Express' Jonathan Givony. Bobby talks with Chris about the impact of Kevin Durant's injury and the upgrades Cleveland made to their roster. Chris is also joined by draft expert Jonathan Givony to give an early look at some of the potential top draft picks and who has something to prove heading into the NCAA tournament. It's all here on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

1hr 5mins

1 Mar 2017

Rank #1

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Front Office Insider Bobby Marks and Draft expert Mike Schmitz

Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is the former NBA GM and Front Office Insider for The Vertical Bobby Marks and Draft Express' Mike Schmitz. Bobby talks with Chris about the drama surround a possible Kevin Love-Carmelo Anthony trade, as well as if the Kings should part ways with Demarcus Cousins. Chris is also joined by draft expert Mike Schmitz to give an early look at some of the potential top draft picks. It's all here on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

1hr 12mins

7 Feb 2017

Rank #2

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Former NBA player and current NBA TV analyst Brent Barry

Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is former NBA player and current analyst for NBA TV Brent Barry. Brent and Chris talk about Phil Jackson's comments, Golden State's troubled defense and what's behind the rise of the Clippers in the Western Conference. It's all here on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

41mins

15 Nov 2016

Rank #3

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Ian Thomsen

Joining Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports is Ian Thomsen, longtime NBA writer and author of the new book, The Soul of Basketball. Mannix and Thomsen discuss LeBron James’s role in Thomsen’s book, his future in Cleveland, a combustible Kawhi Leonard situation in San Antonio, Thomsen’s lengthy interview with Gregg Popovich and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

55mins

25 Apr 2018

Rank #4

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Boston Celtic Center; Al Horford

Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is the Boston Celtic Center; Al Horford. Al talks with Chris about growing up in the baseball-crazed Dominican Republic, when he knew it was time to leave Atlanta and why he chose Boston. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

37mins

3 Jan 2017

Rank #5

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Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J McCollum and Front office Insider Bobby Marks

Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is the Blazers guard C.J. McCollum and Front Office Insider for The Vertical Bobby Marks. Chris talks with C.J. about the slow start to the season from Portland and how he has taken over a leadership role on the team. Chris is also joined by Bobby Marks who talks with Chris about the latest around the NBA. It's all here on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

55mins

10 Jan 2017

Rank #6

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Brad Stevens joins the podcast

Joining The Vertical's Chris Mannix this week is Celtics head coach Brad Stevens. Mannix and Stevens discuss the recruitment of Gordon Hayward, the latest on Isaiah Thomas's hip injury, playing with expectations next season and Stevens's strange love of Ms. Pac-Man.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

41mins

21 Aug 2017

Rank #7

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2016 YAHOO NBA DRAFT SHOW

Led by Chris Mannix running point, the Yahoo Sports team breaks down the 2016 NBA draft. The expert team includes The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski, Indiana head coach Tom Crean, The Vertical's front office insider Bobby Marks, and Mike Schmitz and Jonathan Givony from DraftExpress.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

3hr 52mins

24 Jun 2016

Rank #8

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USA Today's NBA Insider Sam Amick

Chris talks with USA Today's NBA Insider Sam Amick about the moving up of the NBA Trade deadline, the Cavs moves, what those moves mean for the Celtics and the latest drama surrounding LaVar Ball and how he may have done major damage to his son Lonzo's career. All that and more in this episode of the yahoo Sports NBA Podcast. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

56mins

14 Feb 2018

Rank #9

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Michael Lee and Shams Charania

Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is The Vertical's NBA writer Michael Lee and the NBA Insider for The Vertical Shams Charania. Chris talks with Michael and Shams about the offseason that that Boston Celtics, Raptors and T'Wolves have had so far. The guys also talk about the situation that is the New York Knicks. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

54mins

11 Jul 2017

Rank #10

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Brad Stevens

Joining Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports this week is Celtics coach Brad Stevens. Mannix and Stevens look back on Boston's Game 7 loss, LeBron's decision to leave the conference, how Stevens approaches his starting lineup this season, Kyrie Irving's looming free agency and more.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

34mins

7 Aug 2018

Rank #11

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ESPN and NY Knicks broadcaster Mike Breen

Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is the great ESPN and New York Knicks broadcaster Mike Breen. Mike and Chris talk about his start in the broadcasting world, what it was like filling for Marv Albert and how much Bill Walton means to him and his family. It's all here on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

46mins

29 Nov 2016

Rank #12

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Inside a (likely) busy trade season

Joining SI's Chris Mannix this week is Billy King, former GM of the Nets and Sixers, and Chris Forsberg, Celtics Insider for NBC Sports Boston. Mannix and King dive into the beginning of trade season, from Milwaukee's needs, to Philadelphia's search for shooting to teams looking at New Orleans for spare parts. Later, Mannix and Forsberg dig into the Celtics, to Kemba Walker's fit, Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum's post-Kyrie season to how aggressive Boston will be at the trade deadline -- and if Marcus Smart is still in play. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

56mins

19 Dec 2019

Rank #13

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The Battle for LA

Joining SI's Chris Mannix this week is Howard Beck, senior writer at Bleacher Report. Mannix and Beck talk about the Wizards decision to elevate Tommy Sheppard--and what Sheppard needs to do to differentiate his regime from Ernie Grunfelds. Plus who had the better offseason--Lakers or Clippers? And if Houston is a better team now than the one that ended last season. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

56mins

24 Jul 2019

Rank #14

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Bleacher Report senior writer Howard Beck

Joining Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports is Howard Beck, senior writer at Bleacher Report. Mannix and Beck dive into LeBron’s free agency, Paul George, the market for DeMarcus Cousins, Becky Hammon’s promotion and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

58mins

28 Jun 2018

Rank #15

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Stephen Bulpett and Billy King join the podcast

Joining The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix this week is the Celtics beat writer Stephen Bulpett and the former NBA GM Billy King. Chris talks with the guys about Irving being a franchise player in the NBA, how Isaiah Thomas' long term health could affect his future and the end of the Nets-pick era in Boston. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

53mins

29 Aug 2017

Rank #16

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Bleacher Report's Howard Beck

Bleacher Report’s NBA writer Howard Beck joins Chris to break down the NBA Playoffs and give his thoughts on the Knicks hiring of new head coach David Fizdale. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

55mins

8 May 2018

Rank #17

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The Past, Present And Future Of The Warriors

Joining Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated this week is SI Senior Writer and author of the SI Sportsman of the Year story on the Golden State Warriors, Chris Ballard. Mannix and Ballard talk about Ballard's months of reporting for the Sportsman piece, from the relationship between Kevin Durant and the rest of the Warriors, Stephen Curry's influence, Steve Kerr's coaching gifts and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

32mins

12 Dec 2018

Rank #18

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Marc Berman of the NY Post and Jason Lloyd from The Athletic

Joining The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix this week is the New York Post Knicks write Marc Berman and Jason Lloyd from The Athletic. Chris talks with Jason about the Cavs big trade and what the future holds with them. Chris also talks with Marc Berman and the guys get into all things Knicks and Kristaps Porzingis. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

47mins

6 Sep 2017

Rank #19

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Celtics broadcaster Mike Gorman

Joining Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports this week is Mike Gorman, the longtime Boston Celtics broadcaster. Mannix and Gorman discuss Gorman’s 36-plus years calling Celtics games, his relationship with Tommy Heinsohn, the passings of Len Bias and Reggie Lewis and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

58mins

27 Feb 2018

Rank #20