The Vertical Podcast, will bring fans closer to the league in this weekly podcast series. Each week you will learn more about the the league and its personalities with in depth conversations with the top names in the game, as well as what's happening around the league.
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.
Joining Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated this week are SI's Rohan Nadkarni and former NBA forward Brian Scalabrine. Mannix and Nadkarni talk about the Clippers fast start, what's wrong with the Wizards, the future of Markelle Fultz, Trae Young vs. Luka Doncic and more; later, Mannix and Scalabrine dive into the Celtics early season woes.
Joining Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports this week is Caron Butler, two-time NBA All-Star and the co-host of Chris and Caron on Fox Sports Radio. Mannix and Butler dive into the drama in San Antonio, injuries to Stephen Curry and Kyrie Irving, the Cavs defense headed into the playoffs, and more. Later, Mannix sits down with Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell to talk about his shocking rookie season, his thoughts on the college basketball scandal, the next steps in his development and more.
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.
Joining Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports this week is the ESPN front office Insider, Bobby Marks. Chris talks with Bobby about the Cavs and trade issues, the Kemba Walker news and the latest with 76ers rookie, Fultz. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.