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.
Thursday, March 07, 2013
Walt Frazier was a first-round draft pick to the New York Knicks in 1967, and 20 years later, the seven-time NBA All-Star was inducted into the basketball Hall of Fame. As an athlete, he made stealing the ball an art form, and as a sports broadcaster he has turned game commentary into poetry, coining phrases like "dishing and swishing," "bounding and astounding," and "posting and toasting."
Frazier was given the nickname "Clyde" after being photographed in an ensemble similar to Warren Beatty's in the film "Bonnie and Clyde," and his flashy sense of style off the court was credited with bringing glamour to Madison Square Garden. A gifted broadcaster, successful entrepreneur and basketball legend, Walt "Clyde" Frazier has managed to maintain an image of himself shaped decades ago, without being trapped by it.
Watch Brooke's interview with Frazier about his basketball career, evolution as a broadcaster and relationship with the media — as well as some of his surprising passions like yoga, gardening and of course, fashion.
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.