This week we talk to NBA Hall of Famer Spencer Haywood on the occasion of the new book, The Spencer Haywood Rule: Battles, Basketball, and the Making of an American Iconoclast. Spencer’s story is an important part of the history of sports and resistance and we talk to him about his career, his famous court battle, as well as his legacy.

We also have Choice Words about Major League Baseball’s efforts to aid the Black Lives Matter struggle. In addition, we have Just Stand Up and Just Sit Down awards to the San Diego Loyals/Landon Donovan for standing up to homophobia and Charles Barkley for ignorant comments made about the killing of Breonna Taylor recently. All this and more on this week’s show!

Spencer Haywood
Twitter: @SpencerHaywood
The Spencer Haywood Rule: Battles, Basketball, and the Making of an American Iconoclast

Zirin
Making Black Lives Matter On and Off the Diamond