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[Special Event] The Poetry of Basketball with Walt Clyde Frazier

October 16, 2014 @ 7:00 PM

| $40
Walter “Clyde” Frazier will speak on The Poetry of Basketball at City Lore on October 16th.  Mr. Frazier is an American former basketball player in the National Basketball Association.  As their captain, he led the New York Knicks to the franchise’s only two NBA Championships (1970 and 1973), and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1987.  In 1974 he collaborated on the book, Rockin’ Steady: A Guide to Basketball & Cool.

Upon his retirement, Frazier went into broadcasting.  With a remarkable skill for rhyming that rivals Muhammad Ali, Walt “Clyde” Frazier calls the Knicks basketball games with the players “swishin’ and dishin’,” “shakin’ and bakin’,” “movin’ and groovin’, “wheelin’ and dealin’, “dancin’ and prancing,'” or “stumblin’ and bumblin’, and when they foul, “hackin’ and wackin’.”  His phrases have even been mapped according to how many particular “Clydeisms” he uses in any give quarter. He uses slightly more when the Knicks are “winnin’ and grinnin’.”  There is even a drinking game played during Knicks games in which players have to take a shot when he utters one of a set number of his classic phrases like “feline quickness” or “swiss cheese defense.”  He preaches the poetry of basketball on the microphone – every action on the court must be done with “fire and desire”.

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**Advance tickets are sold out. A limited amount of tickets will be sold at the door.**

Details

Date:
October 16, 2014
Time:
7:00 PM
Cost:
$40
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Venue

City Lore Gallery
56 E. 1st Street
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Phone:
212-529-1955 x18
Website:
citylore.org

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