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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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    Kevin Durant Upstages Free Agency

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 48:00

    Mannix and Beck break down a very newsworthy start to free agency as Nets star Kevin Durant demands a trade mere hours before deals can be announced. We break down what went wrong in Brooklyn, where he might end up before things are all said and done, and a slew of other big moves that we like and some that completely puzzled us See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Kyrie Opts...In & Big Free Agent Questions

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 46:40

    Mannix and Beck break down the breaking news involving Kyrie Irving opting into his player option with the Nets next season and what this could mean for the recent rumors surrounding Kevin Durant's possible departure from the team. We also take a look at possible landing spots for Bradley Beal, if the Wizards are really where he wants to end his career, and if the Portland Trail Blazers aggressive moves recently are enough to make Damian Lillard's prime years contending ones See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Rising w/ Scoot Henderson & Giannis Antetokounmpo

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 43:02

    On the Friday edition, Howard Beck sits down with 18-year-old phenom Scoot Henderson, to discuss his first year with the G League Ignite, his role in a new LeBron movie and his groundbreaking deal with Puma. Then, Beck chats with Giannis Antetokounmpo and his family to discuss “Rise,” the new film about their journey, now available on Disney+ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Kyrie's Predictable Contract Dispute & Draft Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 75:01

    Mannix and Beck discuss the contract talk impasse between Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Net and why John Wall was never going to be in the Houston Rockets future after the guard exercised his player option for next season. Mannix also talks to Sports Illustrated's NBA draft insider Jeremy Woo about his final lottery picks ahead of Thursday nights draft See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Warriors Win It All (Again)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 45:25

    Mannix and Beck break down the Warriors winning their fourth championship in eight years and how this cements Steph Curry's legacy as one of the greatest of all time. We also look at the Celtics costly mistakes this series, what they should do with their roster going into next season, and why the Warriors look like they aren't going to be slowing down any time soon See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Wiggins Finds Perfect Role In Warriors Win

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 39:30

    Mannix and Beck break down the Warriors game five win and how the pieces they carefully assembled after Kevin Durant's departure came up big on Steph Curry's off night. We also take a look at how former number one pick Andrew Wiggins has found the perfect role for himself with the Warriors after not finding success as the number one option in Minnesota and what the Celtics must do at point guard if they cant come back in this series See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Reliving the Trauma w/ Grant Hill

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 41:20

    On the Friday edition, Howard Beck welcomes back Hall of Famer Grant Hill to discuss his new autobiography, “Game.” Hill talks about the devastating series of injuries that derailed his career and how it shapes his life to this day. He also weighs in on the Finals, Draymond Green's off-court activities and more See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Boston's Home Court Advantage & Quin Snyder's Sudden Resignation

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 40:33

    Mannix and Beck break down how the Celtics look alright heading into game 3 with home court advantage despite having horrendous third quarters in the first two games and how Draymond Green gets officiated differently. We also take a look at the sudden resignation of Quin Snyder as head coach of the Utah Jazz and some of the statements made by Darvin Ham in his introductory press conference with the Lakers See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Capturing The Action w/ Andy Bernstein

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 58:27

    On the Friday, Howard Beck sits down with NBA photographer (and Hall of Famer) Andy Bernstein to discuss his career taking some of the most iconic NBA shots of all time, navigating around court side celebs, what goes into setting up for a Finals game, and his new project he'll be working on with Vanessa Bryant See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    A Miami Moratorium & Previewing The Finals

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 37:00

    Mannix and Beck break down Boston's win over game seven and what the Heat should do next after Jimmy Butler's late series heroics weren't enough to get it donw. We also preview a Finals matchup between the Warriors and Celtics, how Boston's health is going to effect them going into a tough series and why this could be Steph Curry's most impressive title win so far See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    BONUS: Preview A Game 7 In Miami

    Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2022 28:02

    Mannix and Beck preview game seven of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics in a series that has been filled with injuries and career best and worst performances from star players on both sides See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Going 1x1 w/ Tracy McGrady

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 34:50

    On the Friday edition, Howard Beck sits down with Hall of Famer Tracy McGrady to discuss his new venture, the Ones Basketball League, a barnstorming tour of one-on-one competitions that launched in April. They also discuss McGrady's friendship (and rivalry) with Kobe Bryant, why baseball is still his first love and why he walked away from his ESPN gig See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    An Ugly Eastern Conference Finals & L.A.'s Coaching Search

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 35:59

    Mannix and Beck break down an ugly Eastern Conference Finals that has been back and forth and why Jayson Tatum is the key to the Celtics winning the series. We also take a look at the Minnesota Timberwolves hiring executive Tim Connelly to a five year deal, how it impacts the franchise, and why the Denver Nugget made a big mistake in letting him go. Finally, we take a look at the leading candidates for the Lakers head coaching position and why Darvin Ham is the best pick for the job See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Diving Into the Draft Pool w/ SI's Jeremy Woo

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 47:12

    On the Friday edition, Howard Beck welcomes SI draft expert Jeremy Woo, to discuss his latest mock draft and this week's lottery results. Why is Jabari Smith his No. 1 prospect? Is Chet Holmgren a sure thing, or a massive risk? Should the Rockets grab Paolo Banchero to pair with Jalen Green? What should the Kings do at No. 4? Can the Blazers get Dame help at No. 7? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Boston's Defense & Suns Collapse the Story of Two Game 7's

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 58:44

    Mannix and Beck break down two very different game 7's including how the Celtics defense and role players allowed them to salvage the back half of the series and the Phoenix Suns historically bad performance against a dominating Luke Dončić led Mavericks team. We also discuss James Harden's future with the Sixers after Daryl Morey's season ending press conference, if Kyrie Irving will be with the Nets next season after GM Sean Marks comments, and Patrick Beverly's comments on, well, everyone See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Clutch Time w/ Robert Horry

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 61:59

    On the Friday edition, Howard Beck welcomes seven-time NBA champion Robert Horry, now a broadcaster and co-host of the NBA Finals Files podcast. They discuss Nikola Jokic's back-to-back MVPs (and the snub of Joel Embiid), the Warriors' chances of winning the title, DeAndre Ayton's importance to the Suns, why Ja Morant's style is worrisome and much more. Plus, Horry names his top five clutch shooters of all time. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Al Horford & James Harden Turn Back the Clock

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 44:41

    Mannix is joined this week by Sarah Kustok to break down Al Horford's absolute takeover in the Celtics game four win over the Bucks and why the Celtics are poised to take game five at home. We also look at how James Harden looked his old Houston self in the Sixers game four win at home, the reactions around the league to Nikola Jokic being names MVP for the second straight year, and Sarah's thoughts on her Nets going into the offseason See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Knuckleheads, w/ Quentin Richardson & Darius Miles

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 46:11

    On the Friday edition, Howard Beck welcomes NBA legends Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles, the co-hosts of the popular Knuckleheads podcast. They reminisce about their early days with the Clippers and explain the origin of their iconic “two fists-to-the-forehead” celebration. They also weigh in on Dillon Brooks' flagrant foul of Gary Payton II. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Physicality of the Playoffs & Assessing The Utah Jazz

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 41:47

    Mannix and Beck break down the playoff officiating after the questionable flagrant 2 call on Draymond Green in game one and how other players are adapting to a more physical style of basketball in the playoffs. We also look at the next move for the Jazz after a first round exit in a season when many considered them title contenders and Doc Rivers coaching decisions being put under a microscope after round one See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ant Edwards, Player Pain, & Covid Surges w/Dr. Robby Sikka

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 53:42

    On the Friday edition, Howard Beck welcomes Dr. Robby Sikka, former VP of basketball ops and player wellness for the Timberwolves, to discuss all the latest injury and health issues impacting the playoffs. Will Covid infections warp this postseason? Plus, Sikka shares his experiences working with breakout star Anthony Edwards. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Brooklyn's Tumultuous Season Finally Ends & Boston's Great Odds

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 46:18

    Mannix and Beck share their thoughts on Ja Morant's surprising win for Most Improved Player before breaking down the Nets embarrassing end to their season including Ben Simmons not showing up on the sidelines for game four, whether Kyrie will be with the team long term, Kevin Durant continuing to rack up major minutes in the playoffs, and if Steve Nash is right for a head coaching role. The guys also look at the Celtics and why they look like the clear title favorite in the East after the sweep See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Kyrie, Kindness & Collective Bargaining, w/ Tamika Tremaglio

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 30:55

    On the Friday edition, Howard Beck sits down with Tamika Tremaglio, the new executive director of the NBA players association, to discuss her first 100 days on the job, priorities for the next labor deal and Kyrie Irving's caustic clash with Celtics fans. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Great Playoff Basketball Is Here & Magic Johnson Interview

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 51:39

    Mannix and Beck break down the surprising Defensive Player of the Year Award and why Bam Adebayo has no reason to be upset about not being a finalist. The guys also break down why the Sixers are dominating the Raptors so far, what else we can we expect from Celtics/Nets after a phenomenal game one, and Chris sits down with NBA legend Magic Johnson to discuss his many matchups with the Celtics, what may or may be true on the HBO series 'Winning Time', and his new series 'They Call Me Magic' See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Big Time w/ Muggsy Bogues

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 28:20

    On the Friday edition, Howard Beck welcomes NBA legend Muggsy Bogues to discuss his new book, “Muggsy: My Life from a Kid in the Projects to the Godfather of Small Ball. Bogues reflects on the obstacles he had to overcome growing up in Baltimore, holding the record for shortest player in NBA history, and still having a connection to the Hornets and city of Charlotte See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Revealing Our Awards Voting & Trae Young Interview

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 74:57

    Mannix and Beck break down the not surprising news of Frank Vogel's firing as coach of the Lakers and if we've not only seen Russell Westbrook play his last game as a Laker, but as an NBA player. We also reveal our official votes for Most Valuable Player, Defensive Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year, and Coach of the Year before Howard chats with Atlanta Hawks all star guard Trae Young ahead of this years play in tournament See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    KD's moment of Zen w/ Logan Murdock

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 59:51

    On the Friday edition, Howard Beck welcomes Logan Murdock of The Ringer, to discuss his recent feature on Kevin Durant, and how Durant has thrived amid chaos in Brooklyn. They also discuss the Warriors' playoff hopes and LeBron James' recent declaration that he'd like to play with Steph Curry. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    How The Nets Season Will End & Kevin Love Interview

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 70:08

    Mannix and Beck discuss what the Lakers could have done differently after another loss leaves them outside of the play in tournament. We also look at Ben Simmons filing a grievance against the Sixers for withholding $20 million, the ramifications it could hold for others in the future, and what the Nets have to do to end the season in the playoffs. Mannix also sits down with Cavaliers forward Kevin Love to hear about being on the wrong side of LeBron's massive dunk recently, if James could return to Cleveland, and the Cavs chances heading into the playoffs See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    No Fools Allowed: Stan Van Gundy & Ben Wallace

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 91:30

    On the Friday edition, Howard Beck first welcomes TNT analyst Stan Van Gundy to break down the East and West races for the Finals, plus Stan's favorites for Coach of the Year and other awards. Then, Hall of Famer Ben Wallace joins the show to discuss his new cannabis line, “Undrafted,” his thoughts on the Defensive Player of the Year race and much more. Follow @HowardBeck on Twitter   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Miami Meltdown, The All-NBA Debate, And Howard's Volatility Index

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 48:39

    This week on the Crossover, Mannix and Beck dive into the ripple effects of the Robert Williams injury and how it might impact Boston's ability to "bludgeon" their opponents. Plus, Miami's late season swoon, the raging debate over All-NBA slots, a bizarre feud between Ty Lue and Daryl Morey, and why the Nets with Kyrie back full time (but still no Ben Simmons) are causing Howard to invent the "Volatility Index." See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Zion-Watch w/ Antonio Daniels & Studying Sleep w/Andre Iguodala

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 68:20

    On the Friday edition, Howard Beck first welcomes Pelicans analyst Antonio Daniels to discuss Zion Williamson's (potential? Eventual? Imminent?) return to the court, plus thoughts on Heat infighting and the secret of Popovich's success. Then, three-time champ Andre Iguodala joins the show to discuss sleep habits and his role in the new documentary, “The Quest for Sleep.” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Boston Looks Perfect & Exposing Miami's Weaknesses

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 42:39

    Mannix and Beck look back at the long career of Jamal Crawford who officially retired after twenty years in the NBA before taking a look at the Boston Celtics, who are poised to be the top team in the East heading into the playoffs after an abysmal start. The guys also take a look at the Miami Heat and what their weaknesses are compared to the team that reached the finals in 2020 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Lakers Misery & Pop's Legacy, w/J.A. Adande

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 56:44

    On the Friday edition, Howard Beck welcomes veteran scribe (and Around the Horn panelist) J.A. Adande, to discuss the state of the Lakers, Gregg Popovich's legacy and the 2022 Coach of the Year race See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Kyrie Situation Intensifies & MVP Debate w/ Nick Wright

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 78:43

    Mannix and Beck break down what we saw when Joel Embiid and Nikola Jokic faced off in Philadelphia and why the Kyrie Irving home playing status remains murky after he was caught in the Brooklyn locker room after a game. Mannix also talks to Nick Wright about his thoughts on how the Lakers got them into their current Russell Westbrook situation and why he thinks Luka Doncic deserves the MVP over Jokic See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Nets Weirdness & Wilt's Greatness w/ Sarah Kustok

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 53:35

    On the Friday edition, Howard Beck welcomes YES Network's Sarah Kustok to discuss the ever-evolving and unpredictable Nets: contender or failed experiment? Later, author Gary Pomerantz joins Beck and Kustok to discuss the 60th anniversary of Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game, which was featured in a recent episode of the NBA Flashback pod. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    A Close MVP Race & The Greatest Coach Ever

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 42:12

    Mannix and Beck discuss whether or not Ben Simmons deserves a video tribute from the Sixers when the Nets come to Philly, if the Russell Westbrook slander is being taken to far by some, if the MVP race is a two or three man race, and if Gregg Popovich is the greatest basketball coach of all time as he attempts to reach the all time wins record See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    One on One with Dirk Nowitzki

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 55:14

    On the Friday edition, Howard Beck welcomes NBA legend Dirk Nowitzki, to discuss his new biography, “The Great Nowitzki: Basketball and the Meaning of Life,” and lessons from his amazing career. Also: His rivalry with Dwyane Wade, his relationship with Luka Doncic, his role in the big-man evolution and much more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Actual LeBron Trade Scenarios & Harden's Big Debut

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2022 52:48

    Mannix and Beck discuss if the Lakers trading LeBron James for a huge haul is a realistic possibility after another humiliating loss for Loss Angeles, what the future could be for James Harden and the Sixers if he continues to play like he did in his impressive debut with the team, and if the Knicks could part ways with Tom Thibodeau as they continue to struggle while limiting minutes for their young players Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Celebrating greatness, w/ Bob Pettit, Elvin Hayes & Rick Barry

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2022 42:02

    On the Friday edition, Howard Beck welcomes three legends from the NBA's 75th anniversary team: Bob Pettit, Elvin Hayes and Rick Barry. They discuss the state of the today's game, player empowerment, guarding Wilt and Russell and much more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Let The LeBron To Cleveland Rumors Begin & Zion Is Incommunicado

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2022 64:17

    Mannix & Beck break down LeBron James comments over all star weekend that fueled a million rumors over his displeasure with Rob Pelinka, his possible desire to join the Cleveland Cavaliers yet again, and the possibility of him ending his career on the same team as his son. We also discuss how far the Celtics can go in the playoffs after they have begun to look like themselves during the past 21 games, and Zion Williamson reportedly being away from the team in a mystery location while he rehabs from his foot injury Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Blazers & Billions, w/ actor Kelly AuCoin

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2022 82:29

    On the Friday edition, Howard Beck welcomes Kelly AuCoin (Dollar Bill from “Billions”), a devout Trail Blazers fan who's still coming to grips with the team's sudden teardown. They discuss the CJ McCollum trade, Damian Lillard's future and, of course, all the latest fun on “Billions.” Plus, Kelly divulges the single “most viscerally thrilling” scene he's filmed on the show. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Happy Simmons/Harden Introductory Press Conference Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2022 49:01

    Mannix and Beck get into the most revealing moments of Ben Simmons and James Harden's introductory press conferences for the Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers including what the final straw was for Simmons in Philly, addressing the skeptics of his mental health issues, and if this is the start of a major rivalry between the Nets and Sixers. We also discuss Harden's comments on what happened at the end of his tenure in Brooklyn, his relationship with Kyrie Irving, and his thoughts on the Sixers title odds Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Trade Deadline MegaPod Part 2: The Losers

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2022 62:27

    In today's very special trade deadline megapodcast, Mannix and Beck are joined by their SI colleagues and Open Floor NBA Show co-hosts Michael Pina and Rohan Nadkarni to analyze the winners and losers of Thursday's NBA trade deadline. Part 2, on the Crossover feed, will cover the losers including how the Lakers failed to move anybody after another embarrassing loss, how Portland made several puzzling moves this week that left their future even more up in the air, why the Knicks didn't move on from Kemba Walker or Evan Fournier and more. Part 1, which covers the deadline's big winner, can be found on the Open Floor feed. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    The Trade Deadline Deals Start Early

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2022 78:23

    Mannix and Beck are joined by former NBA GM Ryan McDonough to try and make sense of the trade between the Pacers and Kings that sent Domantas Sabonis to Sacramento and Tyrese Haliburton to Indiana. We also discuss where the Blazers go from here after shipping CJ McCollum to New Orleans and if the Pelicans are making a push to get into the playoffs. And we also get Ryan's thoughts on how far Cleveland can go this year after trading for Caris Levert, if we'll see Ben Simmons this year if a trade to Brooklyn doesn't happen, and if anyone would want Russell Westbrook this season and beyond Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Wheeling & Dealing, w/ Billy King

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2022 58:50

    On the Friday edition, Howard Beck welcomes former Nets and Sixers general manager Billy King, to discuss the NBA trade deadline. Should the Sixers move Ben Simmons now, or hold out for James Harden after the season? Is it time for the Grizzlies and Cavs to be all-in? Should the Nets unload Kyrie Irving? King also reminisces about the Melodrama, the Dwightmare and other big trade-deadline moments from his career. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Wiggins Somehow An All Star & Hawks Catch Fire

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2022 49:08

    Mannix and Beck break down how the new all star voting process led to Andrew Wiggins being named a starter, why the Knicks may be the best destination for Russell Westbrook at the trade deadline, how the Atlanta Hawks are finally looking like the team that made the conference finals last season, and what the Kings should do at the deadline after being named in nearly every trade rumor  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Reckoning With The Past, w/ Larry Miller

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2022 58:09

    On the Friday edition, Howard Beck welcomes longtime Jordan Brand and Nike executive Larry Miller, to discuss his biography, “Jump: My Secret Journey from the Streets to the Boardroom.” In the book, Miller divulges for the first time his dark past as a gang member in West Philadelphia, and describes the day in 1965 when he shot and killed another teen. Miller told his story to Beck for an SI Daily Cover in October. Now they discuss everything that's happened since – including a meeting between Miller and the family of his victim. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Introducing: SI Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2022 2:15

    Here's a sneak peek at SI's newest podcast, Sports Illustrated Weekly! Featuring storytelling, interviews, and unforgettable sports moments – SI Weekly is everything you love about the iconic sports magazine, now in podcast form. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    A.D. Won't Save L.A. & Harden Sours On Brooklyn

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 47:16

    Mannix and Beck discuss their reactions to the NBA's changes to all star weekend, as well as why Anthony Davis returning from his MCL injury won't suddenly give the Lakers the boost they desperately need, the reports that James Harden may be testing the waters of free agency during the offseason, and why the Pistons Jerami Grant is the biggest name that could be moved at the trade deadline Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Before Kobe was KOBE, w/ Mike Sielski

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 66:34

    On the Friday edition, Howard Beck welcomes author Mike Sielski to discuss his new book, “The Rise: Kobe Bryant and the Pursuit of Immortality,” which explores Kobe's formative years, from Italy to Lower Merion Township in Pennsylvania. Who was Kobe at age 15? What kind of player was he in high school? When did schoolmates realize he would become a star? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Vogel Fighting For His Job & Our All Star Picks

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 52:16

    Mannix and Beck discuss the report that the L.A. Lakers are evaluating head coach Frank Vogel's job on a game to game basis and why the Lakers struggles this season with Russell Westbrook doesn't fall on his shoulders. We also go through our all star game picks and wonder why the Nets are promoting Kyrie Irving for the game, if Andrew Wiggins deserves his first all star nod, and wring our hands over a tough choice among picks for guards out west Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    From Boba Fett to Cam Reddish, with Jason Concepcion

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 72:20

    On the Friday edition of The Crossover, Howard Beck welcomes Jason Concepcion, the creator and host of ALL CAPS NBA and host of the Takeline and X-Ray Vision podcasts, to discuss his unique career, NBA absurdities, Game of Thrones, Star Wars and, of course, Jason's beloved New York Knicks. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

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