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

Basketball Butterfly Effect: The Forgotten Stars of the NBA’s 1980s
byDave Zirin / The Nation

In this episode, we talk about the truly forgotten players of the NBA, particularly during the 1980s, such a unique era in the history of the NBA, and theorize on why they are not remembered as intently as others. 

Zirin, “What the Super Bowl Parade Shooting Has to Do With the Empire of the Gun”

https://www.thenation.com/article/society/super-bowl-parade-shooting-guns-colonialism/

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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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