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.

(Beth A. Keiser / AP Photo)

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

The Nation Podcasts
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Here's where to find podcasts from The Nation. Political talk without the boring parts, featuring the writers, activists and artists who shape the news.Start Making Sense hosted by Jon Wiener, Edge of Sports hosted by Dave Zirin, The Time of Monsters hosted by Jeet Heer.

Northwestern's hazing scandal with Byron Hurt | Edge of Sports with Dave Zirin
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Officially, hazing is illegal and unwelcome just about everywhere you turn—but it continues as an open secret in far too many fraternities, sports teams, and other institutions. The latest revelations from Northwestern University's football team are a stark reminder that we have a long way to go to uproot the culture of hazing for good. Anti-gender violence activist and documentarian Byron Hurt joins Edge of Sports for a timely discussion on the harm hazing does and how we can stop it. Dr. Neftalie Williams joins us in our Ask A Sports Scholar segment to discuss the uniqueness and global influence of skateboarding.

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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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