Brooke Gladstone in Conversation With Walt "Clyde" Frazier
Friday, March 8, 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.
Join On the Media host and managing editor Brooke Gladstone for a conversation 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.