Podcast / Edge of Sports / Aug 16, 2023

Basketball Butterfly Effect: The 2003 NBA Draft

On this episode of Edge of Sports, basketball savant Arya Shirazi joins the show. 

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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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Carmelo Anthony attends a 2023 NBA Summer League game between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Charlotte Hornets at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 11, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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On this week’s episode of Edge of Sports, we speak to basketball savant Arya Shirazi about what could have happened if the Detroit Pistons had drafted Carmelo Anthony instead of Darko Milicic in 2003. It would have been a profound basketball butterfly effect.

I also speak about the USWNT getting bounced from the World Cup.

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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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