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Edge of Sports
Edge of Sports
Dave Zirin / The Nation

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

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Episodes

Basketball Butterfly Effect: The Forgotten Stars of the NBA’s 1980s

In this episode, we talk about the truly forgotten players of the NBA, particularly during the 1980s, such a unique... more

19 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
Basketball Butterfly Effect: How the Pistons Clawed Their Way to Two Titles

The 1980s and 1990s were defined by basketball dynasties like the Lakers, Celtics, and Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls. Yet in... more

09 Feb 2024 · 51 minutes
Why Haven't the Knicks Won a Championship In 50 Years?

 New York is the Mecca of basketball. So what explains the city’s inability to score an NBA championship in the... more

29 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
Basketball Butterfly Effect: Why Didn’t LeBron ever play Kobe in the Finals?

Kobe Bryant and Lebron James are two of the most defining players of their generation and NBA history. While a... more

12 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Basketball Butterfly Effect: Steph Curry & the Knicks

In Part 6 of our series, Basketball Butterfly Effect, Arya Shirazi joins the show again to discuss the 2009 NBA... more

28 Nov 2023 · 53 minutes
Basketball Butterfly Effect: 1993 Draft

In Part 5 of our series, Basketball Butterfly Effect, Arya Shirazi joins the show again to discuss the 1993 NBA... more

13 Nov 2023 · 36 minutes
Trans athletes fight for inclusion in sports & racial economy of college football

Inclusion for trans athletes in sports has become a flashpoint in the culture war that extends from schools to international... more

27 Oct 2023 · 50 minutes
What makes Deion Deion And Adam Mansbach Makes It Plain

This week on the pod, we speak to Jean Jacques Taylor author of the new book Coach Prime. With near... more

23 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
Len Bias and the 1980s War on Drugs

This week on the pod, we welcome back Arya Shirazi to discuss another basketball butterfly effect: what if the NBA... more

07 Oct 2023 · 51 minutes
Why Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf Didn't Stand For The Anthem

In the early 90s, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf had a promising career ahead of him in the NBA as an up-and-coming star. That all... more

30 Sep 2023 · 48 minutes
Edge of Sports
Basketball Butterfly Effect: The Forgotten Stars of the NBA’s 1980s
Edge of Sports