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Edge of Sports

344 EpisodesProduced by Dave Zirin / The NationWebsite

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

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A Chamique Holdsclaw Christmas

Today, women’s basketball great Chamique Holdsclaw joins us to discuss the recent comments of Gilbert Arenas, and her own fascinating history in the game. For years, the #1 WNBA draft pick waged a silent battle for mental wellness, but she eventually chose to go public, becoming a powerful advocate and role model. Her journey is chronicled in the film ‘Mind Game.’ Then, we visit with Sporting News columnist David Steele, who found himself in the crosshairs of Trump-Nation and Patriot-Nation after criticizing Tom Brady for evading a political stance while displaying a “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN” hat in his locker. Finally, the ‘Just Stand Up Award’ goes to NBA referee Bill Kennedy, who came out as a gay man as a show of pride and defiance in the face of Rajon Rondo’s on-court slurs. Thanks for listening. The Edge of Sports team wishes all our listeners a safe and happy holiday.--Chamique Holdsclaw twitter: http://twitter.com/chold1Chamique Holdsclaw film: http://mindgamefilm.orgDavid Steele twitter: http://twitter.com/david_c_steeleSteele: “Time for Tom Brady to take a stand on Donald Trump, stop playing it safe”http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl-news/4688125-tom-brady-donald-trump-cannot-play-it-safe-michael-jordan-shoes-neutral-patriotsZirin: “Rajon Rondo, Gay-Bashing, and the Beautiful Response to an Ugly Hate Crime”http://www.thenation.com/article/rajon-rondo-gay-bashing-and-the-beautiful-response-to-an-ugly-hate-crime/Zirin twitter: http://twitter.com/edgeofsportsEmail the show: edgeofsports@slate.comMusic: De Graaf [ https://soundcloud.com/gm090297 ], David Serena [ https://soundcloud.com/daveserena ]


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