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Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix provides a weekly window into the world of basketball, from breakdowns of the biggest news and trends to conversations with players and personnel.

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Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix provides a weekly window into the world of basketball, from breakdowns of the biggest news and trends to conversations with players and personnel.

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Love the pod

By Oogie Dogg - Jul 18 2019
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Really enjoy the nba talk from Mannix. All things NBA he’s a great listen.

Viva La Stool

By Poor Mets - Jun 26 2019
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Love when Chris is on DP and pardon my take. Glad he’s got his own long form program.

iTunes Ratings

384 Ratings
Average Ratings
305
34
18
8
19

Love the pod

By Oogie Dogg - Jul 18 2019
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Really enjoy the nba talk from Mannix. All things NBA he’s a great listen.

Viva La Stool

By Poor Mets - Jun 26 2019
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Love when Chris is on DP and pardon my take. Glad he’s got his own long form program.
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The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

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Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix provides a weekly window into the world of basketball, from breakdowns of the biggest news and trends to conversations with players and personnel.

Rank #1: NBA Front Office Insider Bobby Marks

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Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is the former NBA GM and Front Office Insider for The Vertical Bobby Marks. Bobby talks with Chris about the future of Carmelo Anthony and what teams might be interested in working out a trade for him. It's all here on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.

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Jan 27 2017
26 mins
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Rank #2: Boston Celtics Head Coach Brad Stevens

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On this week's episode of The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix, Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens takes a seat with Chris to discuss his mercurial rise through the basketball ranks. Stevens talks about how his early career decisions led him to the head coaching job with Butler and then settles in to discuss the differences between coaching in college and the pros. He also breaks down the game and how he approaches life's challenges in the NBA. It's all here on the Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.

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Mar 01 2016
37 mins
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Rank #3: Candace Buckner and Tony Jones

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Joining Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports are Candace Buckner, Wizards beat writer for the Washington Post, and Tony Jones, who covers the Jazz for the Salt Lake Tribune. Mannix and Buckner dive into the Wizards decision to sign Dwight Howard, how he fits in Scott Brooks system, pressure on the John Wall-Bradley Beal backcourt and more. Later, Mannix and Jones examine Utah's quiet offseason, the next step for Donovan Mitchell, how a healthy Dante Exum fits into the mix and more.

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Sep 05 2018
58 mins
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Rank #4: Ian Thomsen

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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.

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Apr 25 2018
55 mins
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Rank #5: Former NBA Head Coach Scott Brooks joins The Vertical Podcast

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On this week's episode of The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix, Mannix catches up with former Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Scott Brooks. Brooks discusses his nomadic NBA career as a player, the pain of being traded--and being traded mid-game, no less--his experiences in Oklahoma City, his relationship with Kevin Durant and the disappointment he felt being let go so close to seeing the team develop into an NBA champion.

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Feb 09 2016
41 mins
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Rank #6: Kevin O'Connor from The Ringer

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Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is Kevin O'Connor from The Ringer. Chris and Kevin talk about how fast Boston can come together and gel, the OKC Thunder and which coach is most on the hot seat. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.

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Sep 19 2017
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #7: Front Office Insider Bobby Marks

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Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is the front office insider Bobby Marks. Bobby joins Chris to talk about the NBA free agency. Chris and Bobby talk about the Chris Paul trade and the firing of Phil Jackson. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.

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Jun 29 2017
50 mins
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Rank #8: Bleacher Report senior writer Howard Beck

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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.

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Jun 28 2018
58 mins
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Rank #9: The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski and Bobby Marks

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Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is Adrian Wojnarowski and Bobby Marks. Woj and Bobby talk with Chris about the DeMarcus Cousins trade, the top trade rumors and the Lakers hiring Magic Johnson as President of Basketball Operations. It's all here on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.

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Feb 21 2017
1 hour
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Rank #10: Brad Stevens joins the podcast

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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. 

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Aug 21 2017
41 mins
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Rank #11: Paul Flannery of SB Nation and Anthony Slater of The Athletic

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Joining Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports this week are SB Nation writer Paul Flannery and Anthony Slater from The Athletic. Mannix and Flannery discuss the surging Trail Blazers, Boston's injury woes, the playoff mess in the West and more. Later, Mannix and Slater take a deep dive into the Golden State Warriors season. How concerned is Golden State about Stephen Curry's ankle injuries? Are the Warriors more vulnerable this year than last? And much more. 

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Mar 13 2018
51 mins
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Rank #12: The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski and Orlando Magic Head Coach Frank Vogel

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Chris is joined by Yahoo! Sports' The Verticals NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski to talk about the NBA Draft, the top draft picks what surprised him the most about the draft. Also, Orlando Magic head coach Frank Vogel joins The Vertical this week to discuss why he took the Magic coaching job when many other teams had an opening. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix. Here are some key moments: Adrian Wojnarowski 0:50: Mannix and Woj discuss the upcoming free-agency craziness. 5:05: How locker rooms will be impacted by inflated salaries this summer. 7:15: What should we expect from Kevin Durant’s free agency? 14:20: The players who are likely to re-sign with their current teams, including DeMar DeRozan. 17:43: Al Horford’s free agency and what comes next for the Hawks. 21:34: Will a team quickly offer Harrison Barnes a big offer to try and hurt the Warriors? 26:17: Dwight Howard’s free agency and how the league views him. 31:43: Hassan Whiteside’s free agency and the difficult position the Heat are in. 35:25: The Spurs’ offseason plans, including targeting Pau Gasol. 38:20: The dysfunctional Sacramento Kings. 43:41: Ricky Rubio’s future with the Timberwolves. 46:04: Bismack Biyombo’s lucrative playoff run. Frank Vogel 51:44: Vogel’s quick turnaround between leaving the Pacers and joining the Magic. 55:34: Did Vogel consider taking a year off between coaching jobs? 57:17: Vogel and Mannix discuss whether the Pacers overachieved last season. 1:02:37: Did Vogel's voice still resonate in the Pacers' locker room? 1:04:03: Vogel’s final phone call with Pacers president Larry Bird. 1:05:21: Vogel explains why he chose the Magic over other head-coaching jobs. 1:07:58: The importance of the relationship between head coach and general manager. 1:09:25: Vogel’s plans for how the Magic will play next season. 1:13:04: What went wrong for the Magic last season?

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Jun 28 2016
1 hour 20 mins
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Rank #13: Sarah Kustok and Arash Markazi

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Joining Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports this week are Sarah Kustok, NBA analyst for the YES Network and Fox Sports 1, and ESPN's Arash Markazi. Kustok and Mannix dive into LeBron James's first public comments since joining the Lakers, if the Rockets really should sign Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant's future and more. Later, Mannix and Markazi take a deep dive on the Lakers, including the future of Luke Walton as head coach. 

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Aug 01 2018
1 hour 23 mins
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Rank #14: Dan Patrick, Longtime TV/Radio Broadcaster

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Joining Chris Mannix on the Vertical this week is the great broadcaster, Dan Patrick. Dan talks with Chris and shares many stories of covering NBA Finals and his best story involving an interview with Michael Jordan. It's all here on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix. Here are some key moments: 0:37: Mannix getting lost in Rio. 2:45: Getting to know Patrick Ewing and the side he doesn’t show the media. 7:17: The limited amount of access that the media has to athletes compared to earlier eras. 12:00: Covering Jordan during his championship years. 17:32: Jordan’s first retirement from the Bulls and baseball career. 22:22: Growing up a fan of the Cincinnati Royals, and seeing Oscar Robertson, Nate Archibald and Pete Maravich play. 28:28: Comparing players and teams from different eras. 32:58: Patrick’s experiences with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. 36:57: Seeing Wilt Chamberlain when the Lakers visited Cincinnati. 39:15: Entering into radio work during the late 1990s. 44:11: Patrick’s heavy workload in recent years. 46:14: Patrick’s friendship with Sandler and the broadcaster's movie appearances.

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Aug 16 2016
51 mins
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Rank #15: The Past, Present And Future Of The Warriors

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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.

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Dec 12 2018
32 mins
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Rank #16: Dan Woike

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Joining Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports this week is Dan Woike, the national NBA writer with the Los Angeles Times. Mannix and Woike take a deep dive into LeBron James's first media day as a Laker, LA's point guard position battle, the latest with Jimmy Butler, Anthony Davis's decision to switch agents and Kyrie Irving's declaration that Boston could beat Golden State in the Finals this season

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Sep 25 2018
59 mins
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Rank #17: Tim Bontemps

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Joining Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports this week is Tim Bontemps, national NBA writer for the Washington Post. Mannix and Boston talk about Lee Jenkins surprise move from SI to the Clippers, what can stop the Warriors, expectations for LeBron James and the Lakers, how Kawhi Leonard fits in Toronto, how Boston will distribute minutes and more. 

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Sep 19 2018
1 hour
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Rank #18: Inside The AD Fallout

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Joining SI’s Chris Mannix is former Nets and Sixers GM Billy King and SI NBA draft analyst Jeremy Woo. Mannix and King dive into a wild NBA trade deadline week, from the Anthony Davis drama (and what’s next) to the Sixers big moves to Milwaukee’s quiet upgrades. Later, Mannix and Woo talk all things Zion Williamson, the rise of Ja Morant, sleeper prospects going into the conference tournament and more.

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Feb 11 2019
1 hour 11 mins
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Rank #19: Bleacher Report's Howard Beck

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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.

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May 08 2018
55 mins
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Rank #20: Front Office Insider Bobby Marks and Draft Expert Jonathan Givony

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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.

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Mar 01 2017
1 hour 5 mins
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