Podcast / Edge of Sports / Sep 5, 2023

Basketball Butterfly Effect Part III: MJ in Portland?

On this episode of Edge of Sports, Arya Shirazi discusses Michael Jordan and Michael Oher.

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Basketball Butterfly Effect Part III: MJ in Portland? | Edge of Sports with Dave Zirin
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This week on the Edge of Sports Podcast, part three of our discussion with basketball savant Arya Shirazi about basketball butterfly effects. This time we're talking what would have happened if Michael Jordan, on draft night in 1984, had not been drafted by the Chicago Bulls and had instead been selected by the Portland Trail Blazers. Also we have words about the controversy surrounding Michael Oher and the Blind Side.

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Michael Jordan during the first quarter of Game 5 of the NBA finals in Chicago, June 12, 1998.

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This week on the Edge of Sports podcast, part three of our discussion with basketball savant Arya Shirazi about basketball butterfly effects. This time, we’re talking what would have happened if Michael Jordan, on draft night in 1984, had not been drafted by the Chicago Bulls and had instead been selected by the Portland Trail Blazers.

We also have words about the controversy surrounding Michael Oher and The Blind Side

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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

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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