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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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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 Da…
 
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 p…
 
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 …
 
In this episode, the lads discuss the bombshell which is Erling Haaland to Manchester City, and what that means for the rest of the league. We then dive into the Premier League weekend which includes Man United's loss to Brighton, Liverpool's draw to Spurs, Man City destroying Newcastle, and Arsenal making the top 4? So grab a brew and come hang!…
 
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 MV…
 
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. S…
 
In this episode, we go over the incredible Real Madrid/Man City semi-final. We go over where each team goes from here, what this means for Liverpool, and more! We also cover what's happening in the Premier League and where we believe each team will finish plus relegation talk. The lads then finish the pod with some fan questions! So grab a brew and…
 
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 c…
 
Pastor Tim Richmond is passionate about urban ministry and evangelism. He is the senior pastor at Grace Baptist Church in Queens New York, which he helped plant. Recently he came to speak to our students about the glorious opportunity all believers have through the call of the great commission.
 
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/li…
 
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 …
 
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.…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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 wi…
 
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.…
 
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.…
 
This week's episode is an interview that took place back when Stu Epperson Jr. came to visit campus. Stu Epperson is the founder and president of The Truth Network, with radio stations across North Carolina, Virginia, central Iowa, and Salt Lake City. Truth Network also develops and syndicates programs on over 300 affiliates nationwide. It was an h…
 
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 …
 
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 …
 
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,…
 
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…
 
The Russian-Ukraine war has caused heartbreak and confusion to spread across the globe. In the heart of the darkness, many Ukrainian pastors and Christian leaders are trying to serve their communities in the face of danger. Sergey Minka is the pastor of Word of Life Slavic Baptist church here in SC. He started the Ukraine Relief fund with his churc…
 
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 …
 
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 omny…
 
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 …
 
In this week's episode, we were thrilled to have one of our own back in Greenville. Pastor Jason was a professor in the Seminary and School of Religion here at BJU for a number of years. Since his time at BJU, he has gone back to pastor in the heart of Minneapolis. We were thrilled not only to be able to invite him back for Bible Conference but als…
 
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…
 
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 contin…
 
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 See omnystudio.com/listener for priv…
 
In this episode, the lads discuss Manchester United's draw to Atletico along with the rest of the matches of the week! We then move on to recap the Prem weekend and weekly games including Liverpool's climb back up the table along with City/Spurs match. We then end the show with relegation battle talk! So grab a brew and come hang!…
 
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 b…
 
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” scen…
 
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 a…
 
Today, Dr. Pettit is joined by Dr. Bernard Kadio to discuss everyone's favorite topic, COVID-19. Dr. Kadio is an expert in global health and is a faculty member at Bob Jones University. In this episode, we will take a quick look at the current state of the global health community to see what the future might hold for all of us.…
 
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 …
 
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.…
 
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, th…
 
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