Podcast / Edge of Sports / Feb 20, 2024

The Forgotten Stars of the NBA’s 1980s

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

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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. 

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Buck Williams #52 of the New Jersey Nets in action against the Washington Bullets during an NBA basketball game circa 1983 at the Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland.

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In this episode of Edge of Sports, 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 we theorize on why they are not remembered as intently as others.

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Edge of Sports
Edge of Sports

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

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byDave Zirin / The Nation

This week on Edge of Sports we have our last in a series with Arya Shirazi about the NBA playoffs in the victory of the Boston Celtics over the Dallas Mavericks. We discuss what we both got wrong, the larger playoffs, and more.

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