Podcast / Edge of Sports / Jan 16, 2024

Basketball Butterfly Effect: Why Didn’t LeBron Ever Play Kobe in the Finals?

On this episode of the Edge of Sports podcast, Arya Shirazi joins the show for another installment of Basketball Butterfly Effect.

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Basketball Butterfly Effect: Why Didn’t LeBron ever play Kobe in the Finals?
byDave Zirin / The Nation

Kobe Bryant and Lebron James are two of the most defining players of their generation and NBA history. While a considerable portion of their careers overlapped, the two never met in the NBA finals. Why? What would have happened? Arya and I discuss on this week’s episode. 

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Kobe Bryant and Lebron James are two of the most defining players of their generation and NBA history. While a considerable portion of their careers overlapped, the two never met in the NBA finals. Why? What would have happened? Arya and I discuss on this week’s episode of the Edge of Sports podcast.

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Basketball Butterfly Effect: Steph Curry & the Knicks | Edge of Sports with Dave Zirin
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In Part 6 of our series, Basketball Butterfly Effect, Arya Shirazi joins the show again to discuss the 2009 NBA draft and the Knicks coming close to getting Davidson sharpshooter Steph Curry, the most revolutionary player of his generation. You don’t want to miss this episode!

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Dave Zirin is the sports editor at The Nation. He is the author of 11 books on the politics of sports. He is also the coproducer and writer of the new documentary Behind the Shield: The Power and Politics of the NFL.

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