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A Conversation with Basketball Great Walt "Clyde" Frazier

Friday, March 29, 2013

With his cool rhymes and even cooler clothes, Basketball Hall of Famer Walt "Clyde" Frazier sat down with Brooke Gladstone for a live event to discuss basketball, broadcasting and the art of being cool.

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Soundcheck

LeBron James and the Rise of Beats By Dr. Dre

Monday, February 11, 2013

How NBA star LeBron James helped make Beats by Dr. Dre headphones the must-have accessory for pro athletes and music fans alike.

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WNYC News

The Rivalry Begins: The NY Knicks Face-Off Against the Brooklyn Nets

Monday, November 26, 2012

Brooklyn’s newest hometown team, the Nets, will host the city’s storied New York Knicks at their new home in the Barclays Center Monday night.

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WNYC News

Who Has Your Heart - The Nets or the Knicks?

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tell us which team has your heart — and Tweet us pictures of Nets and Knicks logos you're seeing around town.

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WNYC News

Sandy Derails Nets Season Opener

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

It was expected to be the match to launch the rivalry. The NY Knicks vs. The Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center Thursday night. Instead, Mayor Michael Bloomberg urged that the game be delayed, and the NBA agreed.

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New Jersey News

NJ Woman Sues NBA for Gender Discrimination

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A New Jersey woman who worked for the NBA as a senior account executive filed a $3 million gender discrimination lawsuit against the league.

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It's A Free Country ®

NBA Owners Mostly for Romney, but Ballers All About Obama

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Owners of NBA teams may have given more money to Republican election efforts this year, but the players? That’s a very different story.

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It's A Free Country ®

Map: Is Your Favorite Sports Team for Romney or Obama?

Monday, August 20, 2012

In a town with two football teams, local fans are divided. Turns out the same goes for the team owners and their politics.

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The Takeaway

Jeremy Lin May Be Headed to Houston

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Is Jeremy Lin be headed over to the Rockets? Will all ties with the Knicks be cut by tomorrow? Is it finally the end of New York's 'Linsanity'?

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The Takeaway

Will London be the Final Appearance for a NBA Crafted "Dream Team"?

Thursday, July 12, 2012

NBA Commissioner David Stern has been hinting that this 20th year of Dream Teams may be the last. Rumor has it the future Olympic teams will have a 23-year-old age limit and mostly be unknowns or college players.

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The Takeaway

A Look Ahead to the NBA Playoffs

Friday, May 25, 2012

The Spurs and the Clippers have staked out their places in the NBA Western Conference Finals while the Eastern Conference has yet to be decided. Takeaway sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin lays out what to expect for the rest of the playoffs.

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The Takeaway

NBA Playoffs: Weekend Recap and First Round Predictions

Monday, April 30, 2012

The NBA playoffs got underway this weekend and the playoff picture has already been flipped on its head. Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, Takeaway sports contributor, recaps the action and makes a few predictions about what's coming in the rest of the playoffs.

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The Takeaway

NBA All-Star Weekend Kicks Off

Friday, February 24, 2012

This weekend is the NBA All-Star game, the unofficial half-way mark of the NBA season. The Miami Heat overwhelmed the Knicks last night as Jeremy Lin was shut down. LeBron James is having a historic season as the team looks to win the championship. But Oklahoma City and Kevin Durant are making waves in the Western Conference. Here to give us his thoughts on the season's first half, and to tell us what he's going to be looking for in the second half, is Takeaway sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin.

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The Takeaway

Does Race Play a Role in the Media Fascination with Jeremy Lin?

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Over the past two weeks, the "Linsanity" of New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin has swept across New York, and much of America. Breaking records for scoring and assisting in his first five games, many sports fans are celebrating. Meanwhile, many are wondering when was the last time a black athlete ignited the same type of passion.

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The Takeaway

Linsanity Roles on as NBA Season Heats Up

Monday, February 20, 2012

The NBA season is on full throttle as the New York Knicks played the champion Dallas Mavericks Sunday afternoon and Jeremy Lin was able to hold off the team and the Knicks cruised to yet another win. There were also exciting games around the league as Kevin Durant scored a stunning 51 points for Oklahoma City. The question for Linsanity remains: how long can it last?

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On The Media

A Strong Case of Linsanity

Friday, February 17, 2012

Linsanity is spreading like wildfire, fueled in part by the media's fascination with New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin's Cinderella story.  Brooke speaks to NPR sports correspondent Mike Pesca, who says that despite his over saturation, Lin's story of overlooked bench-warmer turned NBA superstar has all the elements of a great sports story.

Mega Ran - Jeremy Lin Rap

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The Takeaway

The Rapid Rise of Jeremy Lin

Monday, February 13, 2012

A few weeks ago nobody wanted him. Now NBA scouts are scratching their heads, wondering how they so badly misjudged recent Harvard graduate Jeremy Lin. With every game, Lin continues to outscore his previous career high — and he doesn't show signs of slowing down. "J-Lin" has also garnered a great deal of attention for being the league's first Asian-American player, as well as his devout Christianity.

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The Takeaway

Delayed NBA Season Begins

Monday, December 26, 2011

After weeks of delay, the shortened NBA season began on Sunday. Takeaway sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin spent roughly 12 and a half hours watching basketball on Christmas Day. He breaks down the day's games, and also looks back at the major sports moments of 2011.

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The Takeaway

Top of the Hour: Egyptian Elections, Morning Headlines

Monday, November 28, 2011

Egyptians are going to the polls for the first time since an uprising led to the ousting of President Hosni Mubarak. With 50 registered political parties to choose from and in the wake of ongoing demonstrations against military rule, many are cautiously optimistic about the outcome.

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On The Media

The Trouble With NBA Lockout Coverage

Friday, November 18, 2011

The negotiations between NBA players and NBA owners broke down this week - pushing the league to the precipice of missing an entire season of games. What started as a sports story has become a complicated labor story. Brooke talks with NPR sports reporter Mike Pesca about the difficulties the lockout poses for sports reporter who know a lot about how to cover a game but less about protracted labor negotiations. 

Trombone Shorty - Right to Complain

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