Podcast / Edge of Sports / Aug 28, 2023

The Ballad of Kobe Bean

On this episode of Edge of Sports, Arya Shirazi joins the show for part two of our discussion on basketball “butterfly effects.”

Edge of Sports
Edge of Sports

Where sports and politics collide, hosted by Nation magazine Sports Editor Dave Zirin

Basketball Butterfly Effect Part II: The Ballad of Kobe Bean
byDave Zirin / The Nation

This week on the Edge of Sports Podcast, part two of our discussion with basketball savant Arya Shirazi about basketball butterfly effects. This time, we're talking about what would have happened if Kobe Bryant, on draft night 1996, had not been traded to the Los Angeles Lakers and had instead been kept by the Charlotte Hornets.

Also, we have words about the controversy surrounding Michael Oher and the Blind Side. 

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Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant in 2015.

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This week on the Edge of Sports podcast, we have part two of our discussion with basketball savant Arya Shirazi about basketball “butterfly effects.”

This time, we’re talking about what would have happened if Kobe Bryant, on draft night 1996, had not been traded to the Los Angeles Lakers and had instead been kept by the Charlotte Hornets. Also, I have words about the controversy surrounding Michael Oher and the Blind Side.

Edge of Sports
Edge of Sports

Where sports and politics collide, hosted by Nation magazine Sports Editor Dave Zirin

The Dallas Mavericks: Mission impossible?
byDave Zirin / The Nation

Arya Shirazi joins the show to review the NBA Conference Finals and preview the NBA Finals

Body: This week basketball savant Arya Shirazi joins the Edge of Sports Pod to talk about whether the Dallas Mavericks can shock the world and beat the Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals.

Zirin, Counting the Negro League Records Is About More Than Numbers

https://www.thenation.com/article/society/baseball-mlb-negro-league-records/

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Dave Zirin

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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