Death at the Wing
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At the dawn of the 1980s, the world was moving faster, the media was growing bigger, and greed was finally good. For the NBA, it was a chance to finally step into the spotlight. But all that wealth and stardom came at a deep cost.
This is the story of how basketball reflected a moment when Reagan’s America doubled down on some of its core values: selfishness, violence, and racism -- and the players who paid the price.
Hosted by Adam McKay (The Big Short, Vice, Succession) and produced by HyperObject Industries and Three Uncanny Four
Introducing: Death At The Wing, from Adam McKay
1. The Invisible Revolution
2. Terry Furlow and the Crash After The Party
3. Len Bias and the Crack Panic
4. Benji Wilson and Chicago’s Flood of Guns
5. Ricky Berry and the Pressures of Fame
6. Drazen Petrovic and Basketball’s Cold War
7. Hodges, Abdul-Rauf, and a Lost Protest Movement
8. Roundtable: Chuck D and Bomani Jones