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Amare Benching Dooms NYK

The New York Knicks had a great Opportunity to go a perfect 3-3 against the Miami Heat this season but Head coach Mike Woodsin's benching of Amare Stoudamire cost the Knicks their best chance of winning.

Blame Selig & B Writers

Baseball commissioner Bud Selig and the baseball writers of America are the most to blame for baseball's steroids era which has ruined the game's record books.

Carmelo All-Star Joke

A year after Knicks power forward Amar'e Stoudamire became the first Knick to start an all-star game since Patrick Ewing in the mid 90's and deservingly so, this year Carmelo Anthony is a starter in the eastern conference lineup and it is a complete joke.

Knicks Gun for the Heat

Linsanity and the Knicks prepare for A showdown on South Beach against Lebron James, Dwayne Wade and the Miami Heat before the all-star break.

Stars Aligned At Garden

Knicks ready to face the Heat on All-Star selection night, Thursday January 27th.

Vick Should Be NFL MVP

Why Michael Vick should be the 2010 NFL MVP and not Tom Brady.

Far From A Rivalry

Samori Benjamin says there has been no better leader in the NBA than Lebron James since he entered the NBA and despite the talk the new big three in Miami never built the same on-court rivalries the way their predecessors of the 80's did.

NBA's 10 Most Underrated

WBAI Sports takes a look at the 10 most under rated players in the National Basketball Association.

No Go For The A.I. Show

After the Yankees won the world series the New York Knicks had a chance to keep the excitement going in NYC by bring in free agent Allen Iverson. They chose not to and that was absolutely the wrong move.

Rising Black Stars

After just three African-American ball players made the major league baseball all-star game in 2008, ten made the team in 2009. They had a big impact on the game, possibly creating a revival of the many exciting African-American players seen in year's past.

Rose wit' a lil' Mayo

With two months to go in the basketball season, Chicago's Derrick Rose and Memphis' O.J. Mayo are the top two contenders for rookie of the year honors. They both speak with Wbai Sports about their new beginnings.

Blame Commish and Media

Baseball commissioner Bud Selig and the baseball writers of America must take the most blame for the steroids era, writes Samori Benjamin.

Lighting Rod

With the acquisition of closer Francisco Rodriquez, the New York Mets fill their biggest hole by adding a man who holds the single season saves record. Rodriquez also gives the Mets another guy who loves to dance on the field. Something they have not been able to back up. They've fired up division rivals in the process, and it has cost them.

Not Worthy Of Cooperstown

Over his 18 year career Mike Mussina had some of the best "stuff" of any pitcher in the game. To bad he didn't pitch to the ability of his stuff because he was not a great pitcher.

Yanks Must Land This Man

In 2008, The New York Yankees failed to make the playoffs for the first time since 1993. Pitcher C.C. Sabathia is an ace and available on the free agent market. The Yankees need to lock him up when free agency begins because he is the ace they've lacked for years, and his signing would create an instant buzz in New York City's black community.

Wassup With The Black QB?

The Black Quarterback was supposed to revolutionize the Position with their ability to run and throw, creating the ultimate threat. But after some years of failed expectations from the top black quarterbacks, some are wondering if their running style of play is the best way to lead an offense.

Point Proven

After an unprepared unfocused United States basketball program had their struggles in international play from 2002 through 2006 a lot of people had a lot to say about the Style of play of NBA players. Some even had the nerve to say the world had caught up to NBA players. Well, after a dominating performance by Team USA in Beijing that talk can be dismissed as what it was was. Nonsense.

Something To Prove

The United States basketball team has failed to win three of the last four international tournaments they have played in including a stunning bronze medal finish in the 2004 Olympics. This time around a squad led by LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and Dwayne try to save the United States basketball program from another summer of embarrassment.

Must See T.V.

There once was a time when New York City football fans had to spend their Sunday afternoons watching lackluster football between the two city football teams. But with the Giants preparing for a defense of their super bowl championship, and the Jets BIG acquisition of Brett Favre, NFL Sundays in NYC have become Must see T.V.

Favrelous

The New York Jets were able to make a trade with the Green Bay Packers which landed them future hall of fame quarterback Brett Favre on Wednesday. After forty years of disappointment since their last super bowl appearance, the New York Jets have provided their fans with one of the most exciting moments in franchise history.

Rock Solid

Former Montreal Expo and New York Yankee Tim Raines was one of the greatest base stealers in Major League Baseball History. He tells WBAI Sports that the days of the enormous stolen base numbers went out the door with the dawning of the homerun/steroid era. Raines also says it saddens him to see so few African-Americans playing baseball now, his idols growing up were Joe Morgan- Hank Aaron and Willie Mays, and he would love a return to the Bronx as a coach.

It's Showtime

There is a lot to like about this 2008 version of Lakers vs. Celtics in the NBA finals. But a lot is different about the dynamic of the Rivalry.

It's About Time! 2

Pedro Martinez will finally take the mound for the New York Mets tonight two months after he went down with a hamstring injury at the start of the season. In the final four months of his 4 year $53 million dollar contract the Mets need Pedro to muster up some of his past brilliance if they have a chance to contend for the National League title this season.

It's About Time!

After being nothing short of sensational out of the bullpen for the New York Yankees Joba Chamberlain will finally get the opportunity to give the New York Yankees what they haven't had in years. A true Ace.

No Way Should Willie Go

With the historic collapse of his team a season ago and the continued subpar play of the club to begin this season Mets manager Willie Randolph has a lot of fans in the big city calling for him to be fired. Especially after he wondered aloud recently if the reason he's being criticized so much in the Big Apple these days has to do with his skin color. If the Mets let Willie go it will be a fools error.

Exciting Move

The Isiah Thomas era is over at Madison Square Garden, and new Knicks team President Donnie Walsh stunned many in the basketball world by spurning former Knick and New Yorker Mark Jackson and naming offensive minded Mike D'Antoni the new head coach of the New York Knicks.

On The Big Hook

“On the Big Hook” is what Yankees principal owner George Steinbrenner has used in the past to describe the job security of Yankees general Brian Cashman. George has moved to the background and left the day to day operations of the team up to sons Hal and Hank. If the Yankees pitching does not come through in 2008 and the team flounders Cashman and first year Yankee manager Joe Girardi will feel the heat.

Knocking Off Number 1

With their 73-71 win over No. 1 ranked University of Connecticut on Tuesday night the University of Rutgers Women's basketball team got themselves a statement win.

Aimed And Focused

The University of Rutgers woman's basketball team made a stunning run to the 2007 NCAA National Championship game and were on the brink of becoming national champions. They fell short losing to the University of Tennessee 59-46. This season they are off to a better start than last season and are looking to make it back to the national championship stage where they can settle some unfinished business.

Take That!

Many in the New York City media dismissed the New York Giants as a mediocre dysfunctional team when the curtain opened on the 2007 campaign. Boy were they wrong.

The Randy Moss Effect

The New England Patriots have long been a dynasty. But the addition of Wide Receiver Randy Moss has elevated them to a level unapproachable by any team in NFL history. Simply put it's the "Randy Moss Effect" and it's he and not Patriots quarterback Tom Brady who should have been 2007 NFL MVP.

Stack Says Vick Sack Wack

Michael Vick gave NFL Defenders fits as they tried to contain his athletic brilliance but he was unable to elude the federal Government as they sacked him on federal dog fighting charges. Dallas Mavericks Guard and 13 year veteran of "The Show" Jerry Stackhouse Says he is disappointed by the Michael Vick 23 Month prison Sentence.

Yanks Need This Ace

Despite having some of the greatest offensive lineups the game has ever seen on paper over the last few years the New York Yankees have failed to win a world series championship since 2000 when they had Roger Clemens pitching at the top of his form. Clemens was the Yankees last "true ace" and they could easily fill the void at the top of their pitching rotation if they pull the trigger on a much attainable trade for Minnesota Twins two-time "Cy Young award" pitcher Johan Santana. Bronx Bombers will be making a big mistake if they fail to land Santana's services and allow him to go to the arch-rival Boston Red Sox.

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Fathers And Baseball

Various Major Leaguers talk about the critical role a father plays in learning the sport, appeciating the sport, and playing it.

Joey Cora

Former 11 year Major Leaguer Joey Cora speaks with us about his time with the American League West champion Chicago White Sox, the 1994 strike that derailed a possible championship campaign, the 1995 Seattle Mariners team that knocked out the Yankees in a classic 1995 wild card series that saved baseball in Seattle, aspirations on becoming a manager and more.

Pirates Josh's talk NBA Finals

Pittsburgh Pirates Josh Bell and Josh Harrisson of the Pittsburgh Pirates are fans of the great sport of basketball and they talk about the NBA Finals, Lebron James, who is the greatest and more.

Cameron Maybin

10 years ago I was at Yankee Stadium when Cameron Maybin made his Major League debut with the Detroit Tigers, Curtis Granderson as his teammate. Maybin and got his first career hit and homerun off Roger Clemens that Saturday afternoon. Clemens stayed true to form and drilled Maybin with a pitch later in the game which we talk about. A few teams and years later Cameron who is now a member of the Anaheim Angels speaks with me about that day 10 years ago, being able to persevere throughout his career through ups and downs, what it's like to be one of only 63 African-American ball players in Major League Baseball, the battle over excitement in the game, and growing up a baseball prodigy and being drafted out of highschool.

Brooklyn's Number One Pick

18 year Major Leaguer now retired from the sport the last 18 years Shaun Dunston from Est New York brooklyn speaks about being the number one overall pick in the 1982 Major League Baseball draft, growing up in the Chicago Cubs organization, playing with Barry Bonds, coaching and more.

White Sox On Jackie Robinson West

In 2014 the Chicago White Sox spoke on the amazing Little Leaguers inspiring the city of Chicago

Knicks and Nets Talk Jackie & Decline Of Black Baseball Player

On April 15th, 2014 67 years to the day that Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier in Brooklyn, New York at Ebbets Field there were two New York City professional basketball teams playing each other in Brooklyn at the Barclay’s Center. We spoke with Amare Stoudamire, Jason Collins, Marcus Teague, and C.C. Sabathia about the significance of the night and the decline of blacks in baseball. We also speak with Andrei Kirilenko about baseball in Russia. You can listen to it all right here.

Chicago Cubs and Jackie Robinson West

In 2014 Chicago Cubs players and Chicagoan Curtis Granderson talk about Jackie Robinson Little League out of Chicago, Illinois.

Wash Back In The Game

In the history of Major League Baseball there have been less than 20 African Americans who have gotten the opportunity to manage a Major League Ball club. Ron Washington is one of them and is the winningest manager in Texas Rangers history and also led them to back to back World Series appearances in 2010 and 2011 which are the only times that franchise has made the World Series. After resigning from that position in 2014 citing family issues he is now back in the game. I recently spoke with him again.

Brandon Phillips 10 years Later

We are a week away from the 70 year anniversary of Jackie Robinson Breaking Major League Baseball’s Color Barrier.. Ten years ago in 2007 I began a project looking at the decline of African-American Ball players in Major League Baseball where at the time the percentage of Major League Ball players who were African-American was at 8%. Today 10 years later that percentage is still 8%. One of the first ball players who I interviewed for this project was 2nd baseman Brandon Phillips who at the time was with the Cincinnati Reds. Phillips played with Cincinnati all that time since up until this season where he is now in his first season with the Atlanta Braves his hometown team. Ten years later I got up with Brandon again where we discussed many things including the decline. This right here is a clip of our conversation

Biggie Night

We speak with a few New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets about the legacy of the Notorious B.I.G.. Bigge's son Christopher Wallace Jr. speaks with us as well.

Young Rebuilding Nets

We speak with members of the young Brooklyn Nets on the journey of rebuilding early in their careers.

Farewell President Obama

A few members of the NBA fraternity joined me to say their respects to our departing 44th president.

Rose Back At Garden Versus Former Team

Locker room reaction after Knicks win in Derrick Rose's return to Madison Square Garden after he went missing before and during Monday's home game. We also get a Chicago perspective on Rose and speak with longtime Bulls writer Sam Smith.

OT Thriller In BK

On Monday night Jeremy Lin faced his former team the Charlotte Hornets. After reaggravating his hamstring clutch bench play helped propell Brooklyn over the top.

Nets Lose And Smith Makes The Hall

The Brooklyn Nets lost a close won to Washington and Claire Smith becomes the first woman baseball writer to be elected to the Baseball Hall Of Fame.

Greek Freak Devastates Knicks At Buzzer

Greek Freak breaks Garden hearts with Game Wineer At The Buzzer

McCollum and Zeller Speak On Protest For Social Change

Well over a month into the NBA season and we are still checking for a player as brave as Colin Kaepernick in this league. Charlotte Hornets Cody Zeller and Portland TrailBlazers C.J. McCollum join the discussion on atheltes taking a stand for social justice justice.

Knicks European Connection

One ofthe interesting developments of this early season is the European connection in the Knicks frontcourt, all three of whom can do it all. We spoke with them here.

Knicks Best Hawks

My locker room report as Knicks beat the Eastern Conference's second best team the Atlanta Hawks.

Carmelo On Trump Election

While the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets faced off for the first time this season there were protests taking place across their city over the election of Donald Trump. After the Knicks 110-96 win Carmelo Anthony spoke on the Trump election result.

Knicks starting Five Talk About Opening Night Win

My Audio report from the Knicks locker room after their home opening win. Here from all members of the starting five.

Adam Jones And Why No Protest In MLB Part 2

Perennial All-Star Adam Jones who has said baseball is a white man’s sport speaks with me about race in baseball and why he says baseball is “boring”. He also speaks with me about the athlete protests that have taken place around the country as does Yankees C.C. Sabathia and Eric Young Jr. and current Yankees broadcaster Ken Singleton who spent 15 seasons as a Major League ball player.

Why No Protest In Major League Baseball?

For over a century in the United States of America the sport of baseball has been known as the National Pastime. In the early 1900's when the country was undergoing a widespread transition because of substantial changes in the ethnic composition of the US population resulting from foreign immigration the game would play a pivotal role in their cultural assimilation. It was used by social reformers and physical educators as a tool to conform ethnic immigrant groups to the ways and principles of the United States capitalist society. It was taught to children guided by the belief that the rules of baseball helped embed the basic lessons of America’s capitalist society as well as teaching leadership, self-sacrifice, and teamwork. In 2016 it appears that the players of the Major League game are following in line conforming to the principles of this country’s master narrative as we’ve seen not one player participate in athlete protest that has swept the nation. I try and find out why. Part One of my report on “Why No Protest In Major League Baseball?”

Brooklyn Boy Living The Dream

Brooklyn Nets rookie Isiaiah Whitehead talks about growing up in Brooklyn and living a dream getting drafted by his hometown team, growing up a Knicks fan before the Nets moved to Brooklyn, his favorite Knick growing up, playing with Jeremy Lin who he watched as a Knicks fan, going on a big run with his Seton Hall University teammates last season, the tough decision to leave them behind for the NBA, his adjustment to NBA life and a whole lot more.

New York Liberty Speak For Social Justice

The Women’s National Basketball Association is in it’s 20th season and Sunday afternoon they finished their regular season. This week will be the start of their playoffs. New York’s basketball team the Liberty who play at Madison Square Garden finished with the 3rd best record in the league and will enter the postseason as the #3 seed in the 8 team tournament. In 20 seasons the Liberty have yet to win a championship. Their chase for the championship will begin at home in 5 days this upcoming Saturday. But their efforts in the struggle for social justice have been just as impressive. Samori Benjamin has more.

First Place Liberty On Protest and Finals Push

In July the New York Liberty basketball team held a media boycott to express their displeasure for being fined by the league after wearing T-Shirts in pre-game intended to raise awareness in the aftermath of recent shootings by and of the police. We spoke with them aboutthe situation after their first game back since the boycott following an extended league break because the Olympics. The Eastern Conference's best team also tells us about their pursuit to make it to the WNBA Finals after being eliminated in the Conference Finals a season ago.

An Era Has Changed And So Has Philosophy

The Yankees have chose to do something they have not done in over a generation, trade their best players to contending teams for young unproven players who they hope will develop into special ball players a few years from now who collectively can bring them back to playoff and championship glory. We speak with a man who has been with the team 8 seasons now beginning in his first season when the Yankees won the World Series. He speaks with us the current pschye of the ball club after they have traded away 3 All-Star players from the team which has ended any realistic chance for them of making the playoffs. We also speak about the decline of the African-American ball player and the call of action by some of his fellow star athletes of the United States to unite and become a tool in helping to create change.

Ellis Burks on Playing In Boston And MLB

We speak with former 17 year Major Leaguer Ellis Burks on what it was like playing for the Boston Red Sox where he began his career in 1987 the year after they lost in the World Series. He also talks about what it was like being a black athlete in Boston, what it was like being the only black player on the team in the early 90's and the decline of the African American ball player in today's game.

Former Met Murphy Now A Mets Nightmare

Former Met Daniel Murphy who spent 8 seasons with the Mets before having one of the best postseason's in Major League history last October is now destroying the Mets and Major League Baseball this season as he is the leader of the National League MVP race.

Dusty's Nats

At age 67 Dusty Baker is now managing his 4th Major League team in the Washington Nationals. Through the first half of the season Dusty has the Nats strving and in first place. Baker is one of two African-American managers in the game today as there have only been 15 in the history of Major League Baseball. Dusty and his players talk about what he has brought to the team in 2016.

The Longest tenured Cub

Chicago Cubs bullpen coach Lester Strode has been in the organization for 28 years which makes him the lonest tenured man in the organization. Strode has a great story and he never played a DAY in the Major Leagues.

Jackie Robinson Day 2016

Baseball season is underway and the Yankees and Mets have gotten off to solid starts over the first two weeks of the season. But now here in 2016 a pressing issue still remains for Major League Baseball. Just 8% of Major League players are African-American and some Major League teams currently do not have a single black American player on its roster. This past Friday was Jackie Robinson Day and Samori Benjamin has more...

Kyle O'Quinn, Hero of My Ala Mater

First year New York Knick Kyle O'Quinn is a legend in Norfolk, Virginia where he led historically black College Norfolk State University to their first NCAA tournament bid in School history.

Kyle O'Quinn, Hero of My Ala Mater

First year New York Knick Kyle O'Quinn is a legend in Norfolk, Virginia where he led historically black College Norfolk State University to their first NCAA tournament bid in School history.

Women Covering The World Series Talk Greatest Sports Moment On The Job

With the observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's Holiday this past week we are reminded that he had an impact in the fight for equality for women in the workplace. In part IX of our series on The Women Covering The World Series we look at the best moments of their career on the scene covering sports.

Sweet Swinging Kid Shatters Hall Vote As He Walks Amongst the Greats

Shoutout to my favorite player of all-time forever the “Kid” Ken Griffey Jr. (with the crime dog Fred Mcgriff coming in a close 2nd) who was voted to the hall of fame with the highest voting percentage ever (99.3%). I was able to interview him while he was still playing. This is a segment I did on the radio almost 8 years ago in 2008 the morning after he hit his 600th career homerun. This segment is with me and former WBAI Program Director Bernard White who belived in me and first gave me the oppurtunity to do tihs.

Women Covering The World Series Talk Challenges Of The Business

In part XIII of our seris on the Women Covering the World Series we speak with all six women: Claire Smith, Jessica Mendoza, Marley Rivera, Jennifer Mercedes, Lindsay Berra, and Erin Andrews about the challenges of being a woman in a male dominated sports industry.

Star Of The Game

In part VII of our look at the Women Covering The 2015 World Series we speak with Erin Andrews, one of the brightest more well known faces in sports journalism. She is a star and if you follow sports then you know her work well. Even if you do not follow sports you may know her as the host of Dancing With The Stars since 2014. Listen as she tells us how she got the bug for covering sports.

La Chica Deportes

Jennifer Mercedes has gradually made a place for herself on the New York City baseball beat where she has become a factor with the players in her young blossoming career. She has made her dreams a reality with much more to accomplish in the future in her grand vision. She tells us abot her passion for baseball which is in her blood, how she started her career, how it’s been and the places she is going. Listen….

It Aint Over: Berra Legacy Continues To Shine On MLB Stage

Lindsay Berra, granddaughter of Yogi Berra, talks about her life in sports, sports journalism , and growing up watching her grandfather’s beloved Yankees.

Jessica Mendoza Making History

Jessica Mendoza of ESPN. Former Olympiic gold medalist who is now breaking barriers as she was the first woman to be a part of the Sunday Night Baseball broadcast team on ESPN. Listen to her story right here.

Queen Of The Baseball Scene

We speak with ESPN’s Deportes Marly Rivera born and raised in Puerto Rico until the age of 16. Today Marly is all over the place covering sports but her bread and butter is the baseall scene. Covering both the Yankees and the Mets Marly is a straight shooter and tells it like it is. Marly talks about growing up in her words a “very chauvinist male dominated society lke it is in latin America” where girls could only play girlie sports like swimming and tennis and how she made herself into one of the most respected baseball journalists in New York City and in the country. She tells us how she got into the business and made a career out of it after changing jobs and leaving a career where she was unhappy, and much more.

Porzingis And Dirk Meet For First Time Ever

At 7'3 New York Knicks rookie sensation Kristaps Porzingis has many in the basketball world comparing him to Dirk Nowitzki whom he reminds many of. On Monday night the two met and played each other for the first time ever. We were in both locker rooms after the game to get reaction from both players.

Former Knicks And Nets Point Guards Pair Starting Backcourt In Dallas

We speak with Deron Williams and Raymond Felron after they win in their return to New York.

Marly Rivera and Claire Smith Talk About Baseball Journalism

Two of the best, a pioneer and a woman from another generation reaping the rewards of a road paved.

Trailblazer Claire Smith: One Of The Greatest Of The Baseball Beat

Claire Smith is the only woman to become the chair of the baseball writers association of America. Im 1982 when she was given the New York Yankees beat with the Hartford Courant she became one of the first woman to cover a Major League Baseball team in the locker room on a day by day basis and she became the first black woman to cover a Major League Baseball beat. She covered one of the more fascinating and entertaining teams of all-time the George Steinbrenner Bronx Zoo New York Yankees of the 1980's. Smith was at the forefront of revolutionizing sports journalism and specifically changing things for woman in the business. She overcame often times being the only woman and the only black in the baseball locker rooms and press boxes amongst the media. During the World Series we had the fortunre of speaking with her and this is a portion.

Trailblazer Claire Smith: One Of The Greatest Of The Baseball Beat

Claire Smith is the only woman to become the chair of the baseball writers association of America. Im 1982 when she was given the New York Yankees beat with the Hartford Courant she became one of the first woman to cover a Major League Baseball team in the locker room on a day by day basis and she became the first black woman to cover a Major League Baseball beat. She covered one of the more fascinating and entertaining teams of all-time the George Steinbrenner Bronx Zoo New York Yankees of the 1980's. Smith was at the forefront of revolutionizing sports journalism and specifically changing things for woman in the business. She overcame often times being the only woman and the only black in the baseball locker rooms and press boxes amongst the media. During the World Series we had the fortunre of speaking with her and this is a portion.

Kobe: On What May Have Been His Garden Finale

We speak with Kobe Bryant, coaches, and teammates on what may have been his final appearance at Madison Square Garden the place where he loves playing the most... Listen to the story here.

Kobe: On What May Have Been His Garden Finale

We speak with Kobe Bryant, coaches, and teammates on what may have been his final appearance at Madison Square Garden the place where he loves playing the most... Listen to the story here.

Mets Postgame Losing World Series Locker Room

We speak with the New York Mets following their World Series defeat to the Kansas City Royals at Citi Field.

Mets Postgame Losing World Series Locker Room

We speak with the New York Mets following their World Series defeat to the Kansas City Royals at Citi Field.

Carmelo's All-Time Garden Night

On Friday Night January 24th New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony scored a Madison Square Garden and franchise record 62 points in a Knicks 125-96 victory. After the game we spoke with Carmelo and members of the Charlotte Bobcats on Carmelo's historic performance and what it was like guarding him on the Garden floor.

Dr. King On Thye Mind At MSG

On Martin Luther King Day his memory was alive at Madison Square Garden. We speak with a member of the only two championship teams in Knicks history, Walt Clyde Frazier, who was a young man when Dr. King was making his impact and leaving his mark in the United States and this world. Clyde had great things to say as he remembered back to those times and Clyde also has stern remarks concerning what is taking place in our society and on the reason why the entire NBA honors him every year. We also speak with Knicks Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudamire on MLK after the Knicks picked up their first win in over a month. We also speak with New Orleans Pelicans players who were the Knicks opponent last night and we also speak with former Knick Monty Williams who is now the New Orleans Pelicans head coach.

Ozzie Gullien Only Latin Manager To Win A World Series Speaks With Us

26% of Major League Baseball's players are of Latin descent but just one of the Major's 30 teams has a latin manager. We speak with the only Latin manager to win a World Series Mr. Ozzie Guillen. He talks about the responsibillity of being the only Latin manager to win a World Series, life growing up in Venezuela, and why he says Major League baseball should not retire Roberto Clemente's #21.

Playoffs Near In The Big Apple And A Subway Series

Big Crowds and Big Excitement For The First Time Ever At Citi Field.

Where Are The Black Managers In Major League Baseball? II

On the 40th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking Major League Baseball's color barrier on April 15th, 1987 Los Angeles Dodgers executive Al Campanis when asked on ABC's Nightline why there were so few black managers in MLB and why there had not been a single black general manager up to that point said "blacks may not have the neccessities to be a field manager or a general manager." Dusty Baker and Cito Gaston, the only African-American manager to win a World Series, comment on that day as well as the struggle that continues for black managers or the lack thereof.

Where Are The Black Managers In Major League Baseball?

Nine Days before Jackie Robinson Passed Away He Made His Final Public Appearance At The 1972 World Series And Voiced His Displeasure About The Lack Of Black Managers In Major League Baseball. 43 years Later The Low Number Is Staggering

Lebron And James Gang Speak During Social Unrest

Last week Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers were in New York City the same day that the much controversial decision was handed down by a Staten Island Grandy Jury not to indict a police officer responsible for 43 year old Eric Garner’s unnecessary death last July. With people up in arms throughout the city it was unquestionably the biggest story in the city and in the country for that matter. So we asked the Cavaliers their thoughts on what they saw taking place around them during their trip to New York City.

Lebron And James Gang Speak During Social Unrest

Last week Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers were in New York City the same day that the much controversial decision was handed down by a Staten Island Grandy Jury not to indict a police officer responsible for 43 year old Eric Garner’s unnecessary death last July. With people up in arms throughout the city it was unquestionably the biggest story in the city and in the country for that matter. So we asked the Cavaliers their thoughts on what they saw taking place around them during their trip to New York City.

Inside Jason Kidd's Return To Brooklyn

After leading the Nets to their only two NBA Finals appearances in franchise history and then coaching them for a year last season in his first season retired as a player Jason Kidd stunned everyone when he left the Nets to become the head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks. There were lots of emotions in the building and we were there to catch all of it in a game that turned out to be a three overtime thriller.

Inside Jason Kidd's Return To Brooklyn

After leading the Nets to their only two NBA Finals appearances in franchise history and then coaching them for a year last season in his first season retired as a player Jason Kidd stunned everyone when he left the Nets to become the head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks. There were lots of emotions in the building and we were there to catch all of it in a game that turned out to be a three overtime thriller.

Knicks End 7 Game Skid With A Win On Reunion Day At The Garden

On Sunday afternoon the New York Knicks ended a miserable 7 game losing streak with a decisive win over the Denver Nuggets at home. The game marked the return of four former Knicks Danillo Galinari, Timofey Mosgov, Wilson Chandler and Nate Robinson. Galinari, Mosgov, and Chandler were a part of the blockbuster trade that sent Carmelo Anthony to the Knicks in February of 2011. We spoke with all four men about their time in New York, getting traded away and their life since leaving the Knicks. We also hear from Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith on beating their old team, we get Brian Shaw's thoughts on facing his former championship teammate Derek Fisher in the head coaching matchup and we also hear from Amare Stoudamire on what was his 32nd birthday.

Knicks End 7 Game Skid With A Win On Reunion Day At The Garden

On Sunday afternoon the New York Knicks ended a miserable 7 game losing streak with a decisive win over the Denver Nuggets at home. The game marked the return of four former Knicks Danillo Galinari, Timofey Mosgov, Wilson Chandler and Nate Robinson. Galinari, Mosgov, and Chandler were a part of the blockbuster trade that sent Carmelo Anthony to the Knicks in February of 2011. We spoke with all four men about their time in New York, getting traded away and their life since leaving the Knicks. We also hear from Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith on beating their old team, we get Brian Shaw's thoughts on facing his former championship teammate Derek Fisher in the head coaching matchup and we also hear from Amare Stoudamire on what was his 32nd birthday.

J-Kidd and Jabari Ready

We spoke with Jason Kidd and Jabari Parker of the Milwaukee Bucks on the eve of the NBA season about their development in their new surroundings. Listen right here.

J-Kidd and Jabari Ready

We spoke with Jason Kidd and Jabari Parker of the Milwaukee Bucks on the eve of the NBA season about their development in their new surroundings. Listen right here.

White Sox On Jackie Robinson West

The Chicago White Sox speak on the amazing Little Leaguers inspiring the city of Chicago.

Chicago Major Leaguers Give Love to Hometown L.L.W.S. Team

Anyone who has paid attention has heard constant noise of the troubles plaquing some of the youth in Chicago's black community. This summer a Little League team out of Chicago has become the first all black team to make the Little League World Series series in over 30 years. They have inspired a city and brought people together back home. Among their biggest fans are the hometown Chicago Cubs. Listen as we speak the Cubs and their manager Rick Renteria along with New York Mets star outfielder Curtis Granderson who was born and raised in Chicago and has ties to this Little League team.

Chicago Major Leaguers

Anyone who has paid attention has heard constant noise of the troubles plaquing some of the youth in Chicago's black community. This summer a Little League team out of Chicago has become the first all black team to make the Little League World Series series in over 30 years. They have inspired a city and brought people together back home. Among their biggest fans are the hometown Chicago Cubs. Listen as we speak the Cubs and their manager Rick Renteria along with New York Mets star outfielder Curtis Granderson who was born and raised in Chicago and has ties to this Little League team.

Members of First All Back Little League Team Speak About The Experience

Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon speaks about playing on the first all black little league World Series team. Dwight Gooden and Gary Sheffield who are uncle and nephew talk about playing for all black Belmont Heights Little League team out of Tampa Bay Florida.

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Knicks and Nets Talk Jackie & Decline Of Black Baseball Player

On April 15th, 2014 67 years to the day that Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier in Brooklyn, New York at Ebbets Field there were two New York City professional basketball teams playing each other in Brooklyn at the Barclay’s Center. We spoke with Amare Stoudamire, Jason Collins, Marcus Teague, and C.C. Sabathia about the significance of the night and the decline of blacks in baseball. We also speak with Andrei Kirilenko about baseball in Russia. You can listen to it all right here.

Mexico's Golden Bear Rising In Brooklyn

There is a lot happening over at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn but this is one story and one player you probably do not know much about. In 2012 Jorge Gutierrez was named Pacific-12 conference player of the year as well as defensive player of the year in his senior season as point guard for the California Golden Bears. On March 6th the Brooklyn Nets signed Gutierrez to a ten day contract and he has since been signed to a second ten day contract. The Nets signing of Gutierrez made him the 4th Mexican born player ever to play in the NBA. Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd preceded Gutierrez as a point guard at the University of California about 16 years prior where he was a national superstar. Now he gets the chance to coach Jorge after previously meeting him while he was still a student at California and Kidd was still a player in the NBA. Gutierrez’s road to the NBA is an incredible story about determination and resilience against long odds as he had to deal with poverty in a new country as an undocumented immigrant while pursuing a NBA dream that he had less than one percent of accomplishing. Because less than one percent of the American population actually reach the NBA. But Jorge put all his chips on the table and went all in and accepted the challenge. We speak with Gutierrez about his journey and we also speak with Jason Kidd about him and Jasson Collins who shares the same college head coach as Gutierrez, Mike Montgomery, who coached Gutierrez at Cal and Collins at Stanford.

Brooklyn Nets At the All-Star Break

Before the season began the Brooklyn Nets along with the New York Knicks were expected to challenge for the Eastern Conference title as both rosters are filled with veteran players who are all about winning a championship. Both teams have had disastrous starts to the season but the Nets have turned things around to some degree and enter the all-star break with the 7th best record in the Eastern Conference which if the playoffs began today would have them in and facing the Miami Heat in a first round matchup who Brooklyn has beaten in two meetings this season. We went inside the Brooklyn Nets locker room to get the temperature at the break.

Championship Talk On Opening Night

The Brooklyn Nets and Miami Heat waged a season opening showdown at the Barclay’s Center last night and you can hear from all the particulars from this game right hear. You will not hear anything like this anywhere else.

Report From The World Series: The Abcense Of The African-American Ball Player

The 2013 World Series is a classic rematch of the 1946, 1967, and 2004 World Series. The only thing keeping this from being the first World Series since 1950 without an African-American ball player is little used Boston reserve outfielder Quinton Berry. At the World Series we filed this report on the issue.

We Are Family Rekindled in Pittsbugh

The story of the 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates

Mariano Sits Down With Samori One Last Time Before Retiring

Before Mariano Rivera hangs it up for good he sits down with Samori Benjamin for a walk down memory lane.

Json Heyward Speaks With Samori

Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward speaks with Samori Benjamin about playing with Justin and B.J. Upton in the Atlanta Braves outfield to form one of the rare all African-American outfields in Major League Baseball. Heyward also speaks about the Atlanta Braves great regular season going wire to wire in first place, his New York roots, his grandfather who was drafted by the Yankees, the Yankees-Braves World Series showdowns in 1996 and 99', and the amount of interest he sees for baseball in Atlanta's black community.

The Night Tracy McGrady Brought Hope To The Garden

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Pittsburgh's next great Slugging Southpaw

Like Willie Stargell and Barry Bonds before him Pedro Alvarez is providing tremendous pop for the Pittsburgh Pirates from the left side of the plate. In a resurgent year for the Pirates Alvarez who is leading the National League in homeruns is one of the major catalyst's for why Pittsburgh will finish over .500 this season for the first time since 1992, Barry Bonds last season in Pittsburgh. The accolades were rewarded for Alvarez with the first all-star selection of his Major League career which took place in the city where he grew up the Big Apple.

Dominic Philing Great To Be All-Star

Mets young ace throws another dominate performance and Samori Benjamin speaks with Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Dominic Brown, one of just six African-American ball players to make this year's all-star game.

Preview "Brooklyn's Finest Go Hard"

Two minute clip from Brooklyn's Finest go hard featuring Jason Kidd and Kevin Garnett.

Brooklyn's Finest Go Hard

Samori Benjamin speaks with Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Jason Terry, Jason Kidd, Bruce Ratner, Billy King and we hear from owner Mikhail Prokorav about the big dealings in Brooklyn on the day the new additions were officially introduced at the Barclay’s Center.

Mets All-stars past and present share locker room once again and reminisce

During all-star Tuesday Samori Benjamin got up with the former Mets the two Carlos… Beltran and Gomez who were both back in Queens for the all-star festivities. The two talk about each other and the success they’ve had this season and they along with David Wright reminisce on when they were together as a part of a strong Mets team. We also speak with the Davey Johnson the manager of the Mets last world series winning team.

All-Star Game 2013

American League Knocked off the National League 3-0 on Tuesday Night at Citi Field in Queens New York. In this report here we speak with Mets superstar David Wright along with former Mets who are now all-stars in 2013 Carlos Beltran and Carlos Gomez.

Robinson Cano and the Man Who Named Him After Jackie Robinson

Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano captained the American League team in the homerun derby on Monday night against National League homerun derby captain David Wright of the New York Mets and his National League sluggers. Wright of course what at his home ballpark of Citi Field. Oakland's Yeonis Cespedes won the derby. Afterwards Samori Benjamin spoke with Robinson Cano and his father who through the derby pitches to Robinson for the 3rd consecutive year.

Manager Mookie Wilson and The African-American Future Stars

Met legend Mookie Wilson who was a part of the Mets last World Series winning team of 1986 managed the USA team at Citi Field for the futures game during the all-star festivities. The number of African-American ball players in Major League baseball is at a minuscule 8%. I speak with Mookie and his black future stars.

Jackie Rob and the 8 Percenters

Jackie Robinson and the 8%

Hicks Beat Knicks In Tough Physical Game One

In the first Game of Round #2 the Indiana Pacers jumped on the Knicks to get a quick 1-0 lead in the series in a game that was very physical. I speak with all three guys featured in this photo and many others on this very physical game one Matchup.

LegendaryTommy Heinshon Talks Celtics Basketball Past And Current

Tommy Heinshon won Ten championships with the Boston Celtics as a player and coach. He spoke with Samori Benjamin before Game 2 of Boston's playoff series versus the New York Knicks.

Boston Collapses Again In 2nd Half As Knicks Take 2-0 Series Lead

Complete reaction from both locker rooms post game as the Knicks beat Boston going away 87-71 in game to to take a two games to none lead in the first round best of seven game series.

Bulls Get One In Brooklyn

On April 22nd after losing by nearly 30 points in the first game of the NBA playoffs in Brooklyn the Chicago Bulls stormed back with a determined effort to even the series and becoming the first team of these NBA playoffs to win a game on the other team's home court.

Knicks Take 13 Game Win Streak into Windy City

The Knicks are on fire as the playoffs loom but tonight they put their 13 game win streak on the line against a team they have not beat all season in three tries. Chicago is also the place where the Miami Heat's 27 game win streak ended a couple weeks back.

Knicks Win Atlantic For First Time Since 1994

Samori Benjamin gets player reaction inside a happy New York Knickerbokers locker room after they push their win streak to lucky 13 and win the Atlantic Division for the first time in 19 years.

Knicks Win Atlantic For First Time Since 1994

Samori Benjamin gets player reaction inside a happy New York Knickerbokers locker room after they push their win streak to lucky 13 and win the Atlantic Division for the first time in 19 years.

A Possible Changing Of The Guard As Knicks Prepare for Miami

The Boston Celtics have won the Atlantic Division the last five seasons but will see that streak end this season to the New York Knicks. On the final day of March the Knicks reminded Boston one last time that things very well could be changing in what could be a passing of the guard. The Knicks beat Boston for the third consecutive time on Sunday and we go inside the Boston locker room to get the state of the Celtics. Doc Rivers speaks on why he’s not believing the rhetoric that his Celtics are done. Paul Pierce a man who has been a Knicks nemesis over the years explains the state of the Celtics in a humbled tone, first year Celtic Jason Terry speaks on the challenges of joining this veteran ball club and brining his championship qualities to this already established group as well as the challenge that the championship leaders have in trying to keep the championship mentality with this current Boston team…. We preview the Knicks big match up on South Beach Tuesday night as they prepare to do battle with the NBA champion Miami Heat..

New York Sends Back Former Knick Z-BO and The Grizz

On November 16th the Memphis Grizzles gave the New York Knicks their first loss of the season. At the time the Knicks were the last undefeated team in the league. Former Knick Zach Randolph and his front court mate Marc Gasol destroyed the Knicks that night. On March 27th at Madison Square Garden however the Knicks flipped the script and held Randolph to just 3 points and 4 rebounds on just three shot attempts, Marc Gasol was silenced as well and the Knicks picked up a 108-101. After the game we spoke with Zach Randolph, Gasol, and head coach Lionel Hollins to search for answers and we speak with the Knicks as well.

Knicks Send Back Former Knick Z-BO & Grizz

On November 16th the Memphis Grizzles gave the New York Knicks their first loss of the season. At the time the Knicks were the last undefeated team in the league. Former Knick Zach Randolph and his front court mate Marc Gasol destroyed the Knicks that night. On March 27th at Madison Square Garden however the Knicks flipped the script and held Randolph to just 3 points and 4 rebounds on just three shot attempts, Marc Gasol was silenced as well and the Knicks picked up a 108-101. After the game we spoke with Zach Randolph, Gasol, and head coach Lionel Hollins to search for answers and we speak with the Knicks as well.

Miami's Historic Streak Ends and Knicks Topple Grizzles

On March 28th the Miami Heat saw their historic 27 game winning streak snapped and the New York Knicks knocked off the Memphis Grizzles.

Dominican's Become 1st To Go Through WBC Untouched

Samori Benjamin's report on the Dominican Republic's victory over Puerto Rico in the championship Game of The World Baseball Classic.

A Battle Of Twins As Brooklyn Closes In On New York

On Tuesday March 12th there was a rare battle of identical twins at the starting center position. It took place in Brooklyn between the Lopez twins Brook and Robin. Listen here for details of the match up as we hear from them both. As Brooklyn is on the Knicks heels for first place we hear from the “Denver Knicks” as a few Knickerbokers most notably Carmelo Anthony get set to take on Denver.

Knicks React On Latest Setback To Amare

Samori speaks with Knicks Marcus Camby, Steve Novak, Tyson Chandler, Kenyon Martin, and head coach Mike Woodson about the latest setback to their $100 million dollar man Amare Stoudamire who all of a sudden out of the blue has to have surgery done on his knee that will take him out of the Knicks lineup AGAIN. The timetable for his return is 6 weeks which would be the time the regular season ends and the playoff begins. The fellas react.

Samori Speaks with Marcus Camby about Last Setback to Amare

Marcus Camby has the news broken to him that Amare Stoudamire will miss the next six weeks due to another knee surgery that he will have in a couple of days.. The stunned Camby talks about what it means to the team and their championship aspirations.

Baseball Writer Admits Steroid Incompetence

New York Post baseball writer Jay Greenberg admits to Samori Benjamin that he and his colleagues were culpable in the steroids era.

CP3 and Former Knicks TaKeOver Garden

In locker a room that included four Knicks castaways West coast tunes from Snoop Dogg and Jay-Z’s TakeOver were blasting through the Clippers visiting locker room inside Madison Square Garden Sunday afternoon after they beat the New York Knicks 102-88. After the game we heard from Chris Paul why he loves playing at Madison Square more than any other building in the show I why the Clippers are primed to be a force to be reckoned with. Of course we speak with an old friend former Knick Jamal Crawford he tells us why there will always be a special place in his heart for New York and what it was like scoring a Clippers team high in his return. Another former Knick Chauncey Billups talks about how much he enjoyed playing for the Knicks during the second half of the 2010-2011 season, his biggest disappointment in his brief time here, what it was like playing the Knicks for the first time since his release and his thoughts on the Carmelo-Amare pairing. Carmelo and Amare talk about the disappointing loss in the big showdown game. We hear from Iman Shumpert and why he doesn’t care about his name being in trade rumors and about his fight to regain the form he was at a year ago before his devastating knee injury. Finally we hear from another former Knick Matt Barnes about the East Coast-west coast showdown, the rivalry with the Lakers and what it’s like being back at the Garden. They all love the Garden folks.

The Preview of The Knicks Trip To London

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On the morning of Thursday January 17th we previewed the New York Knicks trip to London England for a game against the Detroit Pistons.

Chandler Ties Willis and I Chat with Amare about his Resurgence

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After Tyson Chandler posted just 2 points and 3 rebounds in a two point win over Atlanta on January 27th he got a talking to by the head coach. Chandler responded by leading the team in scoring the following game making 10 of 11 shots. The next three games Chandler posted consecutive 20 rebound games tying him for a Knicks record held by Willis Reed. What did the head coach say to Chandler when he called him into his office? And I speak with the resurgent Amare Stoudamire as he has all of a sudden returned to the form that made him a perennial All-star in this league. The last ten games Amare has scored in double digits and he has unveiled a series of low post moves learned from his summer tutelage under Hakeem “the Dream” Olajuwon. After last night’s game Amare and I had a little chat.

Norfolk State's Finest

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Norfolk State University’s Kyle O’Quinn talks about the experience of going to Norfolk State, leading the school to its first ever MEAC title and NCAA tournament appearance. What it meant for the school and the excitement that took place on the yard. We also speak about the rivalry against cross-town rival Hampton University, what it was like going from New York City to living in Virginia, his NBA journey and of course the Sweatbox!

Melo and Knicks Clip J-Smooth and Hawks At The Buzzer

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The Knicks edged Atlanta last night as Camelo Anthony came through on a three point play a few moments before his counterpart Josh Smith tried to win the game for Atlanta with a three point shot over Carmelo at the buzzer. I speak with both guys after the game about their last second matchup where Carmelo made his bucket and Josh failed. We also speak with Smith and Hawks forward Al Horford about their former head coach Mike Woodson and what they see in this Knicks team that they saw in themselves when Woodson was their head coach and both guys speak on the emergence of AMAR’E.

Brooklyn Has Last Laugh In Final Game of The City Rivalry

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On Martin Luther King Jr. Day the Brooklyn Nets beat the New York Knicks on their home court of Madison Square Garden. After the game we spoke with both city rivals as the surging Brooklyn Nets close to within a game of the Knicks for first place of the Atlantic division.

Melo and Mare Change Diets And Blast Hornets

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Before the Knicks head to London, England for a Thursday matchup against the Detroit Pistons they picked up a 100-87 victory of the New Orleans Hornets on Sunday afternoon, ending a three game losing streak. After the game Carmelo and Amare let everyone know they’ve changed their diets, Amare talks about his progression as does his former teammate Robin Lopez who we caught up with in the New Orleans locker room. Amare Stoudamire also left an impression on last June’s number one overall pick Anthony Davis and he tells us why.

Rivers Looking For Playing Time

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After playing just three minutes against the Knicks and failing to score for a 4th consecutive game Austin Rivers talks about his struggle for playing time and what it is going to be like to go against his father's Boston Celtics.

Robin Lopez Speaks On His Old Buddy Amare

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New Orleans center Robin Lopez speaks on his old buddy Amar'e Stoudamire's progression back on the court and from injury after his New Orleans Hornets fell to Amare's Knicks 100-87 on Sunday, Robin also talks about his brother's rivalry with the Knicks.

Bad Blood

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During their first matchup of the season the New York Knicks and Boston Celtics played a physical affair at Madison Square Garden that led to the stars on both teams, Kevin Garnett and Carmelo Anthony, going at it during the game and then following the game. The two nearly went to blows by the Boston locker room and afterwards Carmelo waited by the Boston team bus so he could confront Garnett. I was on the scene and got postgame reaction from both locker rooms including Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Amare Stoudamire, Marcus Camby, and Doc Rivers. Take A listen things got good.

Bad Blood

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During their first matchup of the season the New York Knicks and Boston Celtics played a physical affair at Madison Square Garden that led to the stars on both teams, Kevin Garnett and Carmelo Anthony, going at it during the game and then following the game. The two nearly went to blows by the Boston locker room and afterwards Carmelo waited by the Boston team bus so he could confront Garnett. I was on the scene and got postgame reaction from both locker rooms including Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Amare Stoudamire, Marcus Camby, and Doc Rivers. Take A listen things got good.

Amar'e Returns

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Amare says the ovation he got from the Garden crowd almost brought a tear to his eye on Monday night. Hear more from STAT and rest of Knicks locker room as they speak on the return of the all-star power forward to the Knicks lineup in the midst of their 3rd best start in fanchise history.

Knicks Roll Over BK in First Meeting at the Garden

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On December 19th 2012 the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets met for the third time of the early season and it was the first ever meeting between Brooklyn and the Knicks at Madison Square Garden. After a close first half that resembled the first two games in Brooklyn the Knicks pulled away and rolled to a comfortable victory in the 2nd half. Post game we speak with Joe Johnson, Avery Johnson, J.R. Smith, Carmelo Anthony, Reggie Evans, Kurt Thomas and Raymond Felton.

Reggie Evans Speaks after Loss to Knicks

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After the Brooklyn Nets fell to the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on December 19th 2012 Brooklyn power forward Reggie Evans spoke with Samori Benjamin

Lin Rolls Again As Knicks Fail To Avenge

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On Monday December 17th Jeremy Lin and the Houston Rockets routed the Knicks, AGAIN.. This time at Madison Square Garden giving the Knicks their first home loss of the season. In this piece we here from Lin afte the game as wel as his humbled counterpart after the game in the Knicks locker room. We also hear from Jason Kidd and coach Mike Woodson as awell as Lin's backcourt mate James Harden on their parternership in the Houston backcourt.

Knicks Topple Lakers At The Garden

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On Decemnber 13th 2012 Kobe Bryant and former New ork Knicks head coach Mike D'antoni came to New York and got Blitzed by a determined Carmelo Anthony and A Knicks squad that remains the only undefeated team at home in the Show. We speak with Charles Barkley before the game and ask him why he always hates on the Knicks and after the game we here from Kobe, D'antoni, and others.

Linsanity Returns To The Grden

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Giants get routed in Hotlanta and the Knicks speak on their Garden Showdown Vs. Linsanity.

Knicks win a Thriller in Brooklyn

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On Tuesday December 12th the New York Knicks beat the Brooklyn Nets 100-97 in one of the best games you ever want to see.

ThunderStruck In Brooklyn

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Without James Harden Oklahoma City looked good Tuesday Night as they made their first ever trip to the Borough of Brooklyn . I speak with the man who was traded for James Harden and we also hear from Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. All three talk about the transition process that the trade has brought as we examine where the new look team five weeks into the basketball season. They speak on the Brooklyn experience as well and always serious Kendrick Perkins cracks a smile for a change when talking about the new building. OKC ended Brooklyn’s six game home winning streak on Tuesday night as their #1 ranked offense paced to a 116-111 victory on an incredible shooting night by the team. We hear from both postgame locker rooms.

Jackie Robinson and and Old Brooklyn Story

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We remember old Brooklyn and Jackie Robinson as we speak with his daughter Sharon Robinson, Larry King, and Brooklyn Net Jerry Stackhouse.

PreViewing The Showdown In Brooklyn

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On Sunday afternoon November 25th the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets both won games on their home court on the eve of their first ever meeting at the Barclay's center in Brooklyn. The two teams enter the game with 9-3 and 8-4 records respectively with the Knicks leading the Nets by one game for sole possession of first place. Before Monday's showdown we get reaction from both teams on a night that has the potential to be captivating.

Knicks Begin 2-0 For First Time In Long Time

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On November 4th 2012 the New York Knicks beat the Philadelphia 76'ers 100-84 as they rolled to a comfortable win for the second time in as many games as the franchise opens the season 2-0 for the first time in years. After the game we hear from Knicks vets Jason Kidd and Rasheed Wallace and we also hear from the Sixers in the Philly losing locker room.

A Brooklyn Story: Old and New

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Before the Brooklyn Nets begin a new era in New York City and the borough of Brooklyn we hit the streets of Brooklyn to hear from the people about the historic movement taking place in Brooklyn. In this report we speak with Jackie Robinson’s daughter Sharon Robinson, old-time Brooklyn Larry King formerly of CNN, Nets players, Carmelo Anthony, other Knicks and more.

Kurt Thomas Interiew following Knicks Opening Night Rout of Miami

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Interview with Knicks power forward Kurt Thomas following Knicks rout of the Miami Heat on opening night of the 2012-2013 season.

A Brooklyn Story: Old and New

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Before the Brooklyn Nets begin a new era in New York City and the borough of Brooklyn we hit the streets of Brooklyn to hear from the people about the historic movement taking place in Brooklyn. In this report we speak with Jackie Robinson’s daughter Sharon Robinson, old-time Brooklyn Larry King formerly of CNN, Nets players, Carmelo Anthony, other Knicks and more.

Giants win and Jets Lose Big As we look towards the Showdown in BK

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On Monday October 29th we talked about a wild NFL Sunday and we spoke with Brooklyn Net Josh Childress as we countdown to the Showdown in Brooklyn.

Counting Down Towards Opening Night in Brooklyn

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After nearly 55 years we are close to professional sports opening up in Brooklyn for the first time since the borough’s loveable “Bums” the Brooklyn Dodgers. We speak with Nets players and we hit the streets to hear from the fans of BK.

Counting Down Towards Opening Night in Brooklyn

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After nearly 55 years we are close to professional sports opening up in Brooklyn for the first time since the borough’s loveable “Bums” the Brooklyn Dodgers. We speak with Nets players and we hit the streets to hear from the fans of BK.

What's Wrong With The Yankee Bats???

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Losing Game Two of the 2012 American League Championship Series falling behind 2 games to none in their best of seven game series against the Detroit Tigers the Yankee locker room and their manager Joe Girardi met a New York media contingent that wanted to know what is going the lineup that has been dreadful thus far. In this report we hear from Joe Girardi, Mark Texiera, Nick Swisher Swisher, Russell Martin and we also hear from the victorious Detroit clubhouse and speak with Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder, Austin Jackson, and Game One starter Doug Fister.

Prince Fielder Inrerview

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Being the son of Cecil Fielder Prince Fielder grew up around the 1996 New York Yankees who won the Franchise’s first World Series championship since 1978. Following Game Two of the American League Championship Series Prince Fielder Spoke with Samori Benjamin about the Tigers commanding two games to none lead after sweeping the first two games in the Bronx . Fielder talks about his first year in Detroit playing for the team that his father became a star with and hit 50 homeruns in 1990. Cecil Fielder’s 50 homeruns season in 1990 was the first time a Major Leaguer had reached that mark since George Foster in 1978. Prince also talks about African-American ball players and more.

Devastating Loss For Yanks in Game 1 Of ALCS

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On October 13th 2012 the New York Yankees suffered A Big Loss in more ways than one in Game One of the American League championship series. We hear postgame sound from Yankees manager Joe Girardi and General manager Brian Cashman on the season ending ankle fracture to Yankees shortstop and captain Derek Jeter. I also go inside the Detroit locker room and speak with Prnce Fielder and Tigers closer Jose Valverde.

Devastating Loss For Yanks in Game 1 Of ALCS

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On October 13th 2012 the New York Yankees suffered A Big Loss in more ways than one in Game One of the American League championship series. We hear postgame sound from Yankees manager Joe Girardi and General manager Brian Cashman on the season ending ankle fracture to Yankees shortstop and captain Derek Jeter. I also go inside the Detroit locker room and speak with Prnce Fielder and Tigers closer Jose Valverde.

Knicks Start practice As Yanks Inch Closer

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On October 2nd 2012 The New York Yankees moved one step closer to winning the American League East division. Up in Westchester the New York Knicks had their first practice of the season.

Durant and Thunder Outplay LeBron and Heat In Game One

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Lebron James and the Miami Heat came out strong in game one of the NBA Finals but it was Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder who dominated the game late. Postgame Sound.

Thunder Come Back To Win Going Away In Game One

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In Game 1 of the NBA Finals Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder sent a message as they protected homecourt. Postgame sound

Knicks Clip The Blake Show and Say they are Ready For The Playoffs

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I speak with Carmelo Anthony, Landry Fields Steve Novak, and Amar'e Stoudamire after the Knicks beat the L.A. Clippers 99-93 in their home finale of the 2011-12 season before they jump into the playoffs this weekend.

Carmelo Recieves MVP chants Before Nets Move to His Birth Place Of Brooklyn

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Postgame Sound From Knicks Victory over Nets on Wednesday April 18th on the eve of the return of Stoudamire

Knicks Beat Boston In A Big Spot For First Time In Forever

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Going into Tuesday night's matchup against the Boston Celtics the only time the New York Knicks had beaten the Boston Celtics in 11 matchups over the past two seasons was game one of the NBA season this year on Chrstmas Day, a game in which there captain Paul Pierce did not play. . Listen to locker room reaction postgame.

Yankee Greats Honor Jackie In The Bronx

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The Yankees honored Jackie Robinson in the Bronx on April 15th, the 65th year anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking Major League Baseball’s color barrier. In this report we speak with Derek Jeter, Robinson Cano who is named after Jackie Robinson, and Mariano Rivera the last man who will ever wear Jackie’s number 42.. And we speak with Jackie’s daughter Sharon Robinson as she gives her thoughts on all three current Yankee greats who honor her father the way they do..

Lebron and Heat hand Knicks first home loss under Woodson

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Post game reaction from both locker rooms as Miami Heat defeat the New York Knicks 93-85 on Sunday, April 15th to hand New York their first home loss since Mike Woodson took over the coaching reins.

Udonis Haslem Speaks after heat give Knicks first home loss under Woodson

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Miami power forward Udonis Haslem speaks with Samori Benjamin after Heat knock off Knicks 93-85 at the Garden on Sunday April 15th.

Heat's James Jones Speaks With Samori B. after Win over Knicks

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Following Miami's 93-85 victory over the Knicks on Sunday afternoon, April 15th Miami swingman James Jones sat down for a chat.

Knicks Rout Orlando

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The Knicks had an amazing night en route to routing the Orlando Magic on March 28th at Madison Square Garden. After the game we hear from Carmelo Anthony who had a big night and we also hear from Stan Van Gundy and we speak with former Knicks Chirs Duhon and Quientin Richardson as well as current Knick Iman Shumpert who had a career high 25 points tying Carmelo for the game high.

The Joking Around Has To Stop

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After the Knicks suffered their six straight loss and 8th in their last ten games overall on March 12th, head coach Mike D'antoni and Amar'e Stoudamire try to make sense of the situation with Amar'e saying "the joking around has to stop."

Melo and Mare Benched

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After the Knicks fell to 2-7 following the return of Carmelo Anthony to the Knicks lineup Carmelo and Amar'e Stoudamire spoke about the team's struggles as the two stars were benched for the entire 4th quarter as they fell 104-92 to Philadelphia on Sunday March, 11th.

Knicks Begin 2nd Half with Great Second Half To Spark Impressive Win

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On Wednesday night February 29th the New York Knicks began the second half of their basketball season with a great second half sparked in big part by the second unit to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers going away 120-103. We speak with Byron Scott, Jeremy Lin, Kyrie Irving, Steve Novak, Baron Davis and the great Earvin “Magic Johnson.”

Knicks guard man Shumpert Speaks with Samori

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Samori speaks with rookie guard Iman Shumpert about the sudden turn of fortunes for the Knickerbokers, Jeremy Lin, and Shump talks about his defensive prowess and upcoming all-star weekend in which he will be a participant in the Slam Dunk Contest. Iman also talks about the adjustment that will have to be made once J.R. Smith, Baron Davis, and Carmelo Anthony join the lineup.

Former Knick Point Guard Derek Harper Speaks with Samori

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Derek Harper was the starting point guard for the New York Knicks during the hey day of the Pat Riley era in the mid 1990’s and today he is a broadcaster on the Mavericks’ locally televised broadcasts. Harper was back at Madison Square Garden on Sunday February 19th as Dallas met the Knicks in a matinee. Harper sat down with Samori Benamin to discuss Linsanity, Carmelo Anthony, the pressure of playing in New York and the legitimacy of the New York Knicks in the championship discussion.

Lin and Kobe Speak After Linsanity Lights Up Broadway

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Listen Jeremy Lin and Kobe Bryant's reaction to Lin's 38 point night in A Knicks win over the Lakers.

Knicks embarrassed and Run Off Garden Court Vs. Bucks

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Following a 100-86 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night that gave the Knicks their 5th straight loss, the last three of which at home, the Knicks fell to 6-9 on the season. Amar'e Stoudamire, Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler try to hold it together inside a dour Knicks locker room. Brandon Jennings buried the Knicks with 36 points for Milwaukee and he spoke with us as he made his return to the city that passed him over in 2009 NBA Draft. To make things even more intriguing in Knicks land is next up is Denver and Danillo Galinari Saturday night at the Garden. Carmelo talks about the upcoming matchup.

Packers Beat Writer Tyler Dunne Interview

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Samori Benjamin interviews Tyler Dunne Green Bay Packer beat writer from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about the Big Giants-Packers divisional matchup today.

1st Good Win Of Season

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Last Night, Wednesday January 11th the New York Knicks moved their win streak to 4 games after a 85-79 win over division rival and first place Philadelphia 76’ers. The win was their first impressive victory of the season and we speak with Carmelo, Iman Shumpert and Philadelphia’s Elton Brands and Thaddeus Young afterwards.

My Visit To Knicks Training Camp

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Here is a show I did on the opening of training camp for the New York Knicks this week. This show begins with me giving a monologue that last for about twenty minutes and then the player sound starts flowing. We hear from Amar’e Stoudamire, Tyson Chandler, Carmelo Anthony, Mike D’antoni, Knicks interim general manager Glen Grunwald, and New York Post Knicks beat writer Marc Berman. I talk all things Knicks. Take a listen.

Speaks With Samori On His Historic Day

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On Monday September 19th Yankees closer Mariano Rivera became the all-time career saves leader by recording his 602nd career save. Afterwards Mariano who first began his career with the Yankees as a starter talks about his disappointment early in his career when he was removed as a starter and into the bullpen, he talks about his transition to the bullpen, the Yankees devastating postseason loss his year, and what it’s like to be cool under the heavy pressure of New York postseason baseball.

Mariano Speaks With Samori On His Historic Day

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On Monday September 19th Yankees closer Mariano Rivera became the all-time career saves leader by recording his 602nd career save. Afterwards Mariano who first began his career with the Yankees as a starter talks about his disappointment early in his career when he was removed as a starter and into the bullpen, he talks about his transition to the bullpen, the Yankees devastating postseason loss his year, and what it’s like to be cool under the heavy pressure of New York postseason baseball.

Up In The MVP Race

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Arizona Diamondbacks 23 year old center fielder Justin Upton is arguably the hottest hitter in the sport right now and has thrown his name deep into the National League MVP discussion with his Diamondbacks holding a two game lead over the defending champion San Francisco Giants for first place of the National League west division. Justin who was the number one overall draft pick in 2005 is blossoming into maybe the best young position player in the game. Justin is also the younger brother of Tampa Bay Rays outfielder B.J. who in 2002 was the 2nd overall pick in that year’s baseball draft. The Upton’s are the only brothers in major league history to go one and two in the draft. Listen to this report as we speak with both as Justin approaches the cusp of superstardom.

Granderson Swings For The Legends

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New York Yankees centerfielder Curtis Granderson speaks with Samori Benjamin after setting a career high in homeruns with a two homerun game against Anaheim on Wednesday night giving him 31 homeruns on the season in a 9-3 Yankees win. Granderson speaks with Samori about his sudden power surge this season, the difference in hitting in Detroit's spacious Comerica park compared to Yankee Stadium and the legacy of playing center field for the New York Yankees.

Staci Wilson Interview

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Samori Benjamin speaks with former United States woman soccer national team member Staci Wilson who also won gold in the 1996 Olympics with team USA. Staci and I preview the woman’s world cup Final match today between the United States and Japan which will take place in Germany. We also examine the state of Women’s soccer in the United States and across the world and Staci, an African-American woman, talks about her unique experience as a member of the United States soccer national team and the fact that there are no black woman on this addition of the woman’s national soccer team. Great interview and you don’t want to miss it!

Both NYC Ball clubs are on fire and ready to get it on this weekend

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Both city baseball teams the Yankees and the Mets are on a roll and are set to faceoff this weekend out in Queens. Last Night the Yankees won at home 5-2 in the Bronx over Milwaukee and the Mets won16-9 in Detroit. The Mets have won four consecutive games and have set a franchise record with 52 runs scored over these past four games. In this morning’s report we speak with first year Yankee catcher Russell Martin who hit a three run homerun last night to unlock a 1-1 tie in the 4th inning and we also hear from the New York Mets who are ready to get it on this weekend in their home ball park.

We Speak with Dickey after big night in NYC baseball

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Both New York City Baseball teams won big last night and we speak with last night's winning pitcher R.A. Dickey about the art of the Knuckle ball and the Mets' chances of making a playoff run.

Don Baylor Explains Why Cubs have not won World Series in 102 Years

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As the Yankees defeated the Chicago Cubs 10-4 on Sunday evening at iconic Wrigley Field former Cubs manager Don Baylor tells Samori Benjamin why he believes it's almost impossible to have a winner with the Chicago Cubs.

Rapping Hip-Hop with the World Champion Dallas Mavericks

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Samori Benjamin talks with Jason Terry and Dirk Nowitzki of the NBA champion Dallas Mavericks about the role of hip-hop in their locker room and around the NBA. Plus the JET goes in about his record label.

Breaking Down The Knickerbokers After Boston Sweep

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Samori Benjamin's Knicks season wrap-up after they fall to the Boston Celtics in four games in their first playoff appearance in seven years. We speak with all the particulars involved.

Carmelo Talks Knicks offense

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After a dreadful Game One performance by Carmelo Anthony he talks about his adjustment to the Knicks offense after spending his first seven and a half years in Denver.

Showdown Against Best In The Show

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On Tuesday April 12th the Chicago Bulls who have the best record in the NBA came to Madison Square Garden to face the New York Knicks who came into the contest on a seven game win streak. What also made the mathup fun is the fact that the Knicks were the only team in the NBA that Chicago had not beat this season.

Knicks Clinch First Playoff berth Since 2004

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Post game reaction on Knicks clinching first playoff berth in seven years with a 123-107 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers who had previously beaten the Knicks three times this year.

Knicks Close In On Playoffs With Win Over Cross River Rivals

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On March 31st Knicks move one step closer to playoffs with win over Deron Williams and ross river rival New York Knicks. The matchup was Williams' first against the Knicks as a member if the Nets.

Another Disapearing Act Vs. Magic

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Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic beat up on the Knicks last night in a game that was well in the Knicks’ grasp to start the 4th quarter. But New York was outscored by eleven points in the final quarter and fell 111-99 as prized acquisition Carmelo Anthony failed to make a shot from the field in the 4th quarter for the second game in a row and Amar’e Stoudamire shot a dismal 6-20 from the field. After the game Carmelo tries to explain what the hell is wrong with the Knicks and more.

Knicks Blow Game vs. Celtics

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On Monday March 22nd the New York Knicks blew a comfortable second half and fourth quarter lead to the Boston Celtics for their 6th loss in their last seven games. When it was all over it amounted to the Knicks' worse loss of the season.

Carmelo's Knicks Debut On Legends Night

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Carmelo Anthony is finally a Knick. After months of rumors and speculation the New York Knicks pulled off a blockbuster trade where they ended up with superstar forward Carmelo Anthony. Anthony made his Knicks debut on Wednesday, February 23rd at Madison Square Garden on Knicks legends night. Also coming in the trade to the Knicks was point guard Chauncey Billups who has an NBA championship under his belt and is a borderline hall of famer. In this report we hear from both Carmelo and Chauncey on their thoughts about the electric atmosphere that greeted them at Madison Square Garden for their debut. Carmelo talks about the whirlwind week it’s been for him since the trade. Chauncey Billups responds to reports that he did not want to be traded from Denver and gives his thoughts on being a New York Knick. We also speak with another new Knick Anthony Carter who came over in the trade from Denver and began his NBA career as a Knicks nemesis as a member of the Miami Heat in the late 1990’s. Knicks swingman Shawne Williams talks to us about the mood in the locker room now that the trade has been finalized and the rumors are over with. Carmelo, Billips, and Williams talk about the importance of defense and we speak with Knicks legends Earl “the Pearl” Monroe and Dick Barnett about Carmelo, winning a championship in the Big Apple, Carmelo’s number 15 and more.

Purple and Gold Take Over The Garden as Knicks drop to .500

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Last Night the in another Statement game for the Knicks The L.A. Lakers and there fans literally took over the garden as Kobe put on another one of his epic Broadway performances. After the game Kobe spoke with the New York media about Laker Nation in New York, Carmelo Anthony, and Phil Jackson’s final game on the sideline at the Garden. We then go inside the locker room and speak with Andrew Bynum and Amar’e Stoudamire. Landry Fields about distractions from the trade rumors and a spirted Raymond Felton who is sick of the Carmelo Rumors.

The Blake Show Debuts At The Garden

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While the Knicks suffered their most disappointing home loss of the season their opponents on the night the Los Angeles Clippers had a ball on the big stage of Madison Square Garden. After the game while the Knicks were in their locker room in disbelief after losing to a team that came into the night with 7 straight losses on the road we hung out in the winners locker room and spoke with Superstar rookie Blake Griffin and Clippers point guard Baron Davis. Every baller loves playing at Madison Square Garden and the Blake Show was in full effect on February 9th 20011. Blake and Baron talk about the sudden buzz around the Clippers in Los Angeles and the entire NBA. Baron speaks on how Blake Griffin has rejuvenated his career. They both talk about the excitement of playing in the Garden, Blake talks Timofey Mosgov and of course we holla at him about the upcoming dunk contest and the NBA all-star weekend in Los Angeles, California. Plus much more.

Mozgov Steals The Show As T-Mac Returns

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On the night Tracy McGrady made his return to the Garden after a brief stint with the Knicks following last season's trade deadline the Knicks win their third game in their last four and Russian seven foot center Timofey Mosgov stunned everybody coming off the bench after 10 straight DNP's to score 23 points and grab 14 rebounds. We speak with both Mosgov and McGrady.

Star Night At The Garden As Knicks Beat The Heat

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The New York Knicks got a big time win on Thursday January 27th as they beat Lebron James, Dwayne Wade and the Miami Heat at home the same night the NBA all-star starters were announced. The game featured three of he eastern conference starters: Amar’e Stoudamire, Lebron James, and Dwayne Wade. Following the game I spoke with Lebron and others after a spectacular night at Madison Square Garden.

Amar'es 41 Not Enough As He And Knicks Fall To His Former Team

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Despite a season high 41 points from Amar’e Stoudamire the New York Knicks fell at home to the Phoenix Suns 129-121 on Monday afternoon. Last time these two teams played on January 7th Suns point guard Steve Nash was outplayed by Knicks point guard Raymond Felton who dropped a triple double on him. Last night Nash reversed the tables on Felton a little bit and helped led his team to a huge win. In this report we hear from Nash and we speak with Phoenix’s head coach about Amar’e along with Amar’e’s apprentice while in Phoenix, Robin Lopez. And of course we hear from Amar’e postgame after he loses to his former team at his new home.

Great Win At The Garden!

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On January 4th the New York Knicks scored the most points on the San Antonio Spurs in the Tim Duncan era in route to a 128-115 against a San Antonio team that has the NBA’s best record. The win at the garden was the Knicks biggest win of the season as they continue stimulate excitement in the garden and the city. Listen to this complete postgame report..

Knicks Topple Thunder To End Three Game Skid

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My radio report on the morning of Thursday December 23rd after the Knicks snap a three game losing streak by beating Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-98. We speak with Knicks Wilson Chandler, Danillo Galinari, and Shawne Williams. But before we began we take a much deserved shot at Hot 97’s Chypha Sounds.

Game For The Ages At The Garden

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Samori Benjamin’s audio recap on the New York Knicks-Boston Celtics epic played at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday December 16th. We hear post game comments from Knicks superstar Amare Stoudamire and we speak with Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics along with his teammate Paul Pierce who hit the game winning shot.

Carmelo Hits The Garden

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Samori Benjamin gets post game comments from Carmelo Anthony after his Denver Nuggets fell to the New York Knicks 129-128 on December 12th at Madison Square Garden. It has been highly publicized that Anthony who is in the final year of his contract wants to play for the Knicks. We also speak with the man in charge of saying yay or nay on a trade, Denver general manager Masai Ujiri who was born in Nigeria and is the first African born general manager in NBA history. Former Knick and current Nugget Al Harrington also hollas at us along with Denver guard J.R. Smith as they talk Mel' and Madison Square Garden.

Cappie In The City

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After helping lead the Phoenix Mercury to the WNBA championship last season perennial all-star guard and Team USA member Cappie Pondexter did what NBA stars Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul are trying to do now and that's force a trade to New York. Cappie played her college ball at nearby Rutgers University and wanted to come to the city to maximize her brand. In her first season with the Liberty she is the #2 scorer in the WNBA behind only her former Phoenix teammate Diana Taurasi and she has led the Liberty to a turn around season as they prepare for the start of the playoffs this week. The girl who raised in Chicago and sports the #23 tells Samori Benjamin who inspired her interest in basketball and more in this report.

The Legitimacy Of A-Rod's 600

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Ten years ago only five players in the history of Major League Baseball had more homeruns than Reggie Jackson. Now here in 2010 and a steroids era later seven men have passed Jackson and he currently stands 13th on the all-time career homerun list. Samori Bemjamin was on hand in the Bronx when Rodriquez hit his 600th career homerun. We examine the legitimacy of A-Rod’s homerun achievements and we speak with Reggie Jackson himself and another hall of famer Joe Morgan about the steroids era and the hall of fame. We also speak with Major league baseball’s homerun leader of 2010, in this the post steroids era, Toronto outfielder Jose Bautista who was in the outfield with the opposing Blue Jays when Rodriquez hit career homerun 600.

K-Rod Speaks With Benjamin

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Samori Benjamin interviews New York Mets closer Francisco "K-Rod" Rodriquez on Sunday June 20th before the final game the Subway Series.

Meet The New Yankee Lance Berkman

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Samori Benjamin interviews former Houston Astro and new New York Yankee Lane Berknan about his days in Houston and his now sudden oppurtunity to Chase the Ring in the Bronx.

Final Night Of A Losing Era At The Garden?

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We speak with David Lee and the rest of the Bokers' on the Final Night of the 2009-2010 season at Madison Square Garden on April 12th. This was a night that Knicks brass and fans hoped would be the final night of a Nine Year run of losing seasons.

The Best Celtic

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I had the opportunity to hang with the Boston Celtics on the eve of the 2010 NBA playoffs. The premise was the Best player on the team was now Rajon Rondo and despite public opinion the Celtics were not an old shot basketball team thanks to the young legs of Rondo and the other core young’N’s on the team.

Lebron's Favorite Team and MVP Mauer Talk Lebron

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The Night After Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers were bounced from the NBA playoffs by the Boston Celtics, putting his future in limbo Yankee Joba Chamberlain and C.C. Sabathia spoke with Samori Benjamin about hoops and Lebron. Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer speaks with Samori about resigning with his hometown team and loyalty. Twins slugger Jim Thome who is 11th on the all-time career homerun list talks about playing in the City of Cleveland as Thome spent the first 12 years of his career with the Cleveland Indians.

Are 2day's NBA Stars Scared to Speak?

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On May 5th the Phoenix Suns wore Los Suns across their chest during game 2 of their second round series against the San Antonio Spurs. The fashion change was done all in part to support the Hispanic community of Arizona who have become subject to racial profiling due to a recent immigration Law passed in Arizona. The political statement by the Phoenix Suns is something we rarely see in Sports. Samori Benjamin goes around the NBA to find out why today’s athletes hardly ever speak out on the real game of life, political and social change.

Stunner In Cleveland

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On the Night Lebron James received the NBA Most Valuable Player trophy from NBA commissioner David Stern for the second consecutive year, the Boston Celtics went into Cleveland and beat the Cavaliers in blowout fashion. Boston head coach Doc Rivers speaks with Samori Benjamin about first year Celtic Rasheed Wallace who scored 17 points in 18 minutes, and Celtics swingman Tony Allen speaks with Samori about the science of guarding Lebron.

Dwayne Wade Exclusive: Inisde His Thinking On the Summer of 2010

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On April 11th Dwayne Wade and the Miami Heat came to New York City and Madison Square to face the New York Knicks less than a week before the NBA playoffs began. Wade will be a free agent at season’s end and it is no secret that the New York Knicks, who will have more money available than any other team to spend on free agents this summer, will pursuit Wade and Lebron James heavily. After Wade’s Heat bested the Knicks at the Garden Wade spoke with Wbai Sports along with a large group of New York media who eagerly asked D-Wade about his prospects for the summer of 2010. Wbai Sports also speaks with Miami Herald sports columnist and ESPN sports reporters’ Israel Gutierrez, and we also speak with former Knick and current Miami Heat Quentin Richardson about the thinking of his Chicago homeboy Dwayne Wade.

Nate 'The Great' Returns to the Garden

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On April 6th longtime Madison square garden favorite Nate Robinson made his return to the garden with the Boston Celtics nearly six weeks after he was traded from the Knicks. Samori Benjamin speaks with Robinson and the Celtics about his new days in green and his impact on the Celtics.

The Tracy McGrady Story

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On March 21st the new superstar of the New York Knicks, Tracy McGrady, faced off against his former team the Houston Rockets at Madison Sqaure Garden. Also in the building were former Knicks Jared Jefferies and Jordan Hill who the Knicks traded to Houston in return for McGrady. All three men played big roles in the game. Tracy McGrady speaks with the New York media after the game and Houston Chronicle Rockets beat writer John Fagan speaks with wbai sports about the Tracy McGrady story in Houston. Jordan Hill also speaks with Wbai Sports after he played the entire fourth quarter and scored a season and career high in points.

Crawford Returns Before He Steps In Playoffs For First Time in 10 Year Career

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Former New York Knicks guard Jamal Crawford is now in his 10th NBA season and has never played in the playoffs. In fact Crawford is the player in the NBA who has played in the most games without stepping foot into the playoffs. That streak will end in one month when he makes the playoffs with the Atlanta Hawks. Crawford returned to his former home Madison Square Garden on March 8th where he played for four and a half seasons. He spoke with WBAI Sports about the subject and we also speak with teammate s Joe Johnson and Marvin Williams about Crawford. We also speak with Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Woodson about Crawford. Crawford is from Seattle, Washington and so is Marvin Williams who is six years Crawford’s Junior. Williams talks about growing up watching Crawford and how Crawford paved the way for other ball players out of Seattle. And Joe Johnson who will be one the top free agents on the market this summer tells us whether he believes players around the NBA find New York City and Madison Square Garden as an attractive place to play.

Marv Albert Watches Beloved Knicks Fall To NBA's Worse At The Garden

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On Saturday March 6th the New York Knicks lost at home by 20 points to the 7-55 cross river rival New Jersey Nets. In the building was legendary Knicks play by play broadcaster Marv Albert who was behind the Mic for the only two championships in franchise history in 1970 and 1973. Albert is no longer the play by play man with the Knicks and is calling games for the New Jersey Nets. Albert speaks with Samori Benjamin after the Ugly Knicks loss and talks about the current state of the Knick and their prospects of signing Lebron James this summer. Albert also speaks about the Nets move to Newark next season, their eventual move to Brooklyn in 2012-2013 and the influence Jay-z has on the franchise and potential free agents. Kenyon Dooling, Tracy Mcgrady and Brook Lopez are also in this report.

Bill Walker Shines and Highschool teammate Mayo speaks about Him

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On March 3rh new Knick Bill Walker made his first career start and finished the game with a career high 22 points. Bill Walker's high school teammate O.J. Mayo speaks with wbai sports about Walker.

At The Mercy Of The King

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Knicks face Lebron James and Cleveland Cavaliers four months until the day when they will be able to offer Bron-Bron the world.

Rudy Gay Speaks with Wbai Sports

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Rudy speaks about how the historically bad Memphis Grizzles were able to have a winning season despite beginning the season 1-8.

O.J. Mayo Speaks With wbai Sports

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O.J. Mayo of the Memphis Grizzles speaks with Samori Benjamin the winning season his Memphis Grizzles are having, the leadership of Zach Randolph, Marc Gasol, former high school teammate Bill Walker who is now a Knick, and much more.

Grizzled Leader

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Memphis Grizzles point guard Mike Conley speaks with Samori Benjamin about his team's February 27th win over the Knicks, competing with Allen Iverson early in the season, his early struggles in the NBA, the leadership of Zach Randolph, and his good friend Greg Oden.

Z-Bo's Dominance in his The Garden Return

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On February 27th former Knicks power forward Zach Randolph returned to Madison Square Garden to face the Knicks. Randolph made his first all-star team this season and is one of just three players in the NBA who are averaging 20 points and 10 rebounds a game. In his garden return Randolph scored 31 points and pulled down 25 rebounds.

What A Night (Mcgrady and Durant Debut At the Garden)

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Saturday Night two stars Tracy Mcgrady and Kevin Durant both made their season debuts at Madison Square Garden. I spoke with both guys before and after the game and the three of us discovered a nice connection. You have to listen to see what I mean. For this report I also speak with new Knick Eddie House, Al Harrington, Knicks fans inside the garden and New York Post Knicks beat writer Marc Berman. This is a good one, enjoy.

Knicks get ready to face Nate The Great

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New York Knicks speak with Samori Benjamin about facing their former teammate Nate "The Great" Robinson

Meet The New Knick Eddie House

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Former Boston Celtic and new New York knick Eddie House speaks with Samori Benjamin.

What A Night (Mcgrady and Durant Debut At the Garden)

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Saturday Night two stars Tracy Mcgrady and Kevin Durant both made their season debuts at Madison Square Garden. I spoke with both guys before and after the game and the three of us discovered a nice connection. You have to listen to see what I mean. For this report I also speak with new Knick Eddie House, Al Harrington, Knicks fans inside the garden and New York Post Knicks beat writer Marc Berman. This is a good one, enjoy.

Knicks' Al Harringon Speaks the Truth about Nate the Great

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Al Harrington speaks with wbai sports about the Nate Robinson trade and tells us what kind of teammate he was.

Knicks season Ticketholder Voices his hurt over the Nate Robinson Trade

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Knicks season ticket holder Chris King is devastated over the Nate Robinson trade at Mcgrady's debut game.

Tracy Mcgrady Speaks To New York media after his Knicks Debut

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Tracy Mcgrady Speaks after his first game with the Knicks. A great 121-118 overtime loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder and their superstar Kevin Durant

Fresh As a Rose

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2008 NBA first round draft pick and NBA rookie of the year Derrick Rose speaks with wbai sports about his rookie season, his ankle injury early in the season which caused him and his Chicago Bulls team to get off to a slow start, how he elevates the level of everyone around him, Ben Gordon leaving the bulls, the trade of John Wall at the trade deadline, and his former head coach John Calipari and Calipari’s next prodigy John Wall.

Inside the 2009-2010 New York Knicks At The ALL-Star Break

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wbai sports goes inside the Knicks locker room to discuss the first half of the Knicks 2009-2010 season and the upcoming highly antipated summer of 2010. Amsterdam News Knicks beat writer Jamie Harris gets down with us for this report as well

Lakers' Shannon Brown speaks with wbai sports before 2010 dunk contest

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Shannon Brown of the Los Angeles Lakers speaks with wbai sports about the 2010 dunk contest which he is competing in against the New York Knicks Nate Robinson.

Wilson Chandler Discusses first half

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Knicks 3rd year swingman Wlson Chandler speaks with wbai sports about the first half of the basketball season.

Knicks Number One Pick Discusses First Half Of Season

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Samori Benjamin speaks with Knicks lottery pick, Jordan Hill, about the first half of the season.

Running With the Point

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Knicks point guard Chris Duhon speaks with Wbai Sports about first half the season.

Knicks' Johnathan Bender speaks about Team's First Half

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Knicks swigman Johnathan Bender speaks with wbai sports about first half of the Knicks season.

Amsterdam News' Knicks Beat Writter Jamie Harris speaks

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Amsterdam News' beat writer Jamie Harris speaks with Wbai sports.

New Orleans Wins Super Bowl XLIV

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Report on New Orleans' Super XLIV Victory

The Young Buck Makes His Garden Debut

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Last June the New York Knicks who are in desperate need of a point guard passed up on drafting future superstar point guard Brandon Jennings in the NBA draft. Jennings made it clear before the draft that he wanted to play for the Knicks and when they did not select him he went public with his disappointment. On Friday night February 5th Jennings made his Madison Square Garden debut against the Knicks and he spoke with Samori Benjamin and Wbai Sports. Scott Skiles, Jordan Hill, Nate Robinson, and others speak with wbaisports as well about the Young Buck’s Debut on Broadway.

Mase and Me at it Again

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Listen as I spend a few minutes with an old friend. Caught up with him @ Madison Square Garden after the Knicks played Golden State earlier this season and the big homie came to see one of his former Knick coaches, Don Nelson...

Uncovering the Gilbert Arenas Situaton

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On February 3rd Washington Wizards beat writer Michael Lee of the Washington Post spoke with Wbai Sports about the Gilbert Arenas situation.

One Step Away From Super Sunday

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Full Recap Of Jets' 17-14 win over San Diego Chargers which moves them one game closer to the Super Bowl.

Spaniard On Point

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Toronto Raptors point guard Jose Calderon is from Spain and speaks with Samori Benjamin about his journey from Spain to the NBA.

Demar Derozen Speaks About Dunk-Off

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Last Night Toronto Raptors rookie Demar Derozen was chosen to participate in a dunk-In against L.A. Clippers 2nd year guard Eric Gordon during halftime of the Rookie-Sophomore game during All-star weekend. The winner will be awarded the 4th and final spot in the NBA dunk contest later that night. Derozen spoke with Samori Benjamin the day he got the news as his Toronto Raptors came into Madison Square Garden. Derozen also speaks about his memories of the dunk contest, the possibility of Lebron James entering the contest, the troubles his former school USC is having now, his on court basketball relationship with Lil Romeo and much more.

Haiti's Lone NBA player Speaks with Samori

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Full report on the New York Knicks' 93-92 win over the Philadelphia 76'ers on January 13th. The game was played one day after the devastating earthquake in Haiti. Philadelphia center Samuel Dalembert is the only Haitian player in the NBA and he speaks with Samori Benjamin.

Brotherly Love

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Knicks rookie Marcus Landry speaks with Samori Benjamin about his rookie season with the Knicks and his January 9th match-up against his older brother Carl Landry who is averaging 16.9 points per game

Jared Jefferies Speaks after win over Bobcats

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Samori Benjamin interviews Jared Jefferies after Knicks win another game at Madison Square Garden against the Charlotte Bobcats on January 7th.

Stephen Jackson Speaks after Knicks defeat Charlotte

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I wanted to talk with Stephen Jackson about the Gilbert Arenas situation and the culture of the NBA. But one of Charlotte's P.R. guys wouldn't let me. So I was forced to simply ask him about his current team the Charlotte Bobcats and last night's game in which the Knicks beat Charlotte 97-93

Guns and Basketball in the Nation's capital

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Gilbert Arenas speaks with the media on January 5th after win over Philadelphia. Arenas speaks about the Gun mess he has gotten himself in.

Running With the Point

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New York Knicks point guard Chris Duhon speaks with Samori Benjamin after 43 point win over Pacers January 3rd.

Johnathan Bender Speaks after win over Pacers

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Knicks seven footer Johnathan Bender speaks with Samori Benjamin after Knicks blowout Pacers.

Wilson Chandler Speaks after 43 Points Win

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Wilson Chandler Speaks with Samori Benjamin after Knicks beat Pacers by 43 points Jan. 3rd.

Best Of 2009: Yankees win the 2009 World Series

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Inside the New York Yankees 2009 World Series winning locker room. Samori Benjamin speaks with Robinson Cano, Eric Hinske, A.J. Burnett, Jose Molina, Nick Swisher, Ramiro Pena, and Tony Pena.

Yankees win ALCS Postgame and go to the World Series

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Inside the 2009 New York Yankees American League Championship clinching clubhouse.. They going to the World Series!!!

Best of 2009: World Series Game 3

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Samori Benjamin's report on Game 3 of the 2009 world series which took place on Halloween night.

One and Only

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On September 16th the Yankees continued their strong push towards the postseason as they bested the Toronto Blue Jays 5-4. Toronto manager Cito Gaston who is the only African-American manager to win a world series, who was also forced to sit out of baseball for over decade spoke with Samori Benjamin.

Michael Beasley Speaks with Samori

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2008 #2 overall selection in the NBA Draft Michael Beasley speaks with Samori Benjamin about a rookie season where he was pretty much the only lottery pick who did not get the OPPURTUNITY to start a season ago. B-Easy also talks about his game, where his Miami are now, and his plans for future stardom in the NBA.

Miami Heat's Udonis Haslem Speaks after Win over Knicks

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Miami power forward Udonis Haslem speaks with Samori following Miami's 93-87 Christmas Day win over the Knicks.

Lee Speaks after 93-87 loss to Miami

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David Lee Speaks with Samori after 93-87 loss to Miami on Christmas Day.

Johnathan Bender

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New Knick Jonathan Bender was a first round draft pick out of high school in 1999. He had to retire from the NBA in 2005 because of damaged knees. Bender sat out from the NBA until two weeks ago when he was signed by the Knicks for the remainder of the season. The seven foot 28 year old speaks with Samori Benjamin following Knicks 93-87 loss to the New York Knicks on Christmas day.

Q-Rich Back At The Garden

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Quentin Richardson played for the Knicks for four seasons before he was traded away last summer. Q-Rich was traded from the Knicks to Memphis, to the L.A. Clippers, then to Minnesota and then was finally traded again to the Miami Heat where he currently plays. Richardson talks about that experience as well as his four years with the Knicks, he speaks on the Nate Robinson banishment , where he’s currently at now and much more. Do not miss this.

Best Stories of 2009: Champions No More

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The New York Giants are knocked out of the playoffs at home in their first playoff game of 2009 as their attempt to repeat as Super Bowl champions was denied.

Jared Jefferies Speaks

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Knicks Big man Jared Jefferies speaks with Samori Benjamin after Knicks beat Bulls 88-81 for their 3rd straight win overall and 7th straight win at Madison Square Garden.

Larry Hughes Speaks with Samori after Knicks win 7th straight at Home

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Knicks guard Larry Hughes speaks with Samori Benjamin after Knicks win third straight game and 7th straight at home with an 88-81 win over the Chicago Bulls on December 22nd..

Running With the Point

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New York Knicks point guard Chris Duhon speaks with Samori Benjamin after their 7th straight win at home, an 88-81 win over the Chicago Bulls.

Darko Unleashed

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Have any of you ever heard this man speak before? Let alone do an interview? This absolutely is one of the wildest interviews I’ve ever done. NO LIE… Darko Milicic must have cursed about 30 times during the interview, I’ve never had an athlete do this before. He’s bitter about his NBA experience thus far folks after being chosen in 2003 in the NBA draft over players like Carmelo Anthony and Dwayne Wade. Darko was born in Novi Sad, Serbia, Yugoslavia and became a child prodigy in Europe in Hoops. NBA scouts scouted him from an early age and at the ripe age of 17 he was drafted by the Detroit Pistons 2nd overall in the 2003 NBA draft, the same draft as Lebron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade. Ultimately Milicic who has averaged just 5.4 points and four rebounds over his seven year career has been looked at as a complete bust by all basketball observers. In Darko’s defense however he has was never given a serious opportunity to prove himself and play. After being chosen number two overall in 2003 then Detroit head coach Larry Brown left him sitting at the end of the bench all season long which is where he stayed until he was eventually traded to the Orlando Magic after two and a half seasons in Detroit. Since then Darko has moved on to Memphis and now the New York Knicks. Since leaving Detroit Milicic has gotten a little more playing time in his other spots but still hasn’t found a team willing to give him a whole lot of minutes and now this season in New York he has hardly played in any games. Darko Milicic talks to me about this and more in an interesting interview.

Eagles KO Giants in Battle For First Place

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Recap of December 13th Philadelphia Eagles New York Giants match-up for first place of the NFC East division.

Samori Benjamin and Bobby Ciafardini Blog Talk Radio.: 4TH and goal

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Samori Benjamin and Bobby Ciafardini recap week 13, preview week 14, speak with New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora and New York Jets running back Thomas Jones as we get ready for a critical week 14 in the National Football League.

Meet The Newest Member of Your New York Yankees (Report)

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I challenge anyone to find a story in the New York media on the Granderson trade as interesting as this one!

Meet the Newest New York Yankee (Entire Interview)

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Center fielder Curtis Granderson has played his entire career with the Detroit Tigers and made his first all-star team in 2009. Granderson spoke with Samori Benjamin during the summer for his project on the decline of African-American ball players in major league baseball.

Roy Speaks on Oden Disaster

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Following the Portland Trailblazers' 93-84 loss to the New York Knicks on December 7th Portland all-star Brandon Roy talks about the second season ending knee injury to their center Greg Oden the number one overall pick in the NBA Draft in 2007.

Eddy Curry Ready To Go

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Knicks center Eddy Curry speaks with Samori following Knicks win over Portlant on December 7th. Curry did not play due to a sore knee that has bothered him the last couple of weeks, but he tells Samori he feels good and is ready to play.

Knicks Point guard Chris Duhon Speaks after win over Blazers

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On December 7th the Knicks beat the Portland Trailblazers at the Garden and afterward Chris Duhon speaks with Samori about the team's three game win streak and what they have to do to keep it going.

Big Game For Big Blu Against the Boys'

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The New York Giants come up with a BIG 31-24 win over the Dallas Cowboys on December 6th 2009. Plus the rest of the NFL action in week 13.

Danillo Galinari Speaks

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Danillo Gallinari speaks with Samori Benjamin on December 6th and answers the question of whether or not he is ready to be the team's franchise player.

Skip To My Lou Speaks with Samori

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New York City playground legend Rafer Alston speaks with Samori about his playing in the NBA Finals last season, now playing close to home but for the worse to in the NBA, playing for both Van Gundy brothers, and his NBA Finals experience last June.

Chris Douglass Roberts Speaks with Samori

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New Jersey Nets swingman Chris Douglass Roberts speaks with Samori Benjamin before matchup with Knicks on December 6th.

Nets center Brook Lopez Speaks with Samori

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New Jersey Nets center Brook Lopez speaks with Samori Benjamin about ballin’ with the Knicks, playing on a team that started the season 0-18, playing basketball at Stanford Univeristy with his twin brother Robin, academics at Stanford and much more.

Nets guard Courtney Lee Speaks with Samori

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New Jersey Nets guard Courtney Lee speaks with Samori Benjamin about his rookie season with the Orlando Magic a year ago where he started on a team which made it all the way to the NBA Finals where they fell to the L.A. Lakers in five games. Lee tells us how it’s been this season playing for a team that began the season 0-18 and set the mark for the worse start in NBA history. His basketball development, playing ball at western Kentucky while earning his degree and much more.

Nets Guard Courtney Lee Speaks With Samori

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Knicks Rout Suns at Garden

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New York Knicks beat first place Phoenix Suns in a rout on December 1st 2009.

Wilson Chandler Speaks with Samori after 27 point rout over Suns

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New York Knicks swingman Wilson Chandler speaks with Samori Benjamin after 126-99 win over Phoenix Suns at Madison Square Garden.

Isiah's 1st Lottery pick now a Rising Sun

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Former New York Knicks forward and current Phoenix Sun Channing Frye sits down for a chat with Samori Benjamin following Phoenix’s 126-99 loss to the Knicks at Madison Square Garden on December 1st 2009.

Four Years After Katrina The Superdome Never Looked Better

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On November 30th 2009 the New Orleans Saints made a big statement moving their season record to 11-0 as they knocked off Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in a Prime time match-up on Monday Night Football.

Rajon Rondo Speaks then Nearly Drops a Triple Double

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Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo spoke with Samori Benjamin before Sunday's game and then took the Madison Square Garden court and nearly dropped a triple double in a 107-105 Boston Celtics victory.

Larry Hughes Speaks after overtime Loss to the Celtics

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Larry Hughes speaks with Samori after heartbreaking los to the Celtics.

Duhon Speaks After Overtime Loss to Celtics

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Chris Duhon speaks with Samori Benjamin on November 22nd 2009 after they lose to Celtics in overtime.

French Warrior

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Ronny Turiaf was raised in France and is playing in his 5th season in the NBA. After leaving Gonzaga University and before starting his NBA career Turiaf had to have a six-hour open heart operation after being diagnosed with an enlarged aortic root. Turiaf recovered to bring his high energy style of play to the L.A. Lakers where he played alongside Kobe Bryant. Turiaf’s last season with L.A. was two seasons ago when they lost in the NBA Finals to the Boston Celtics. Last season Turiaf signed with the Golden State Warriors as a free agent because they offered him more money and he had to watch on television like the rest of us the Lakers win the NBA Finals. He tells us what that experience was like, as well as the strong relationship he built with Kobe Bryant while in Los Angeles, the development of the French National basketball team, playing the mentor role in Golden State, his days in Laker Land and more.

Jack Interview 2

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Stephen Jackson has had a bit of a controversial career over his ten year NBA career. He was involved in the Detroit melee at the palace of Auburn Hills in November 2004 when his Indiana Pacers and Ron Artest got into it with the Detroit Pistons and the Detroit fans. Jackson ran into the stands to help teammate Ron Artest that night and was suspended 30 games for his actions by NBA commissioner David Stern. Jackson won a NBA championship before that however in 2002 with the San Antonio Spurs. Jackson currently is frustrated being on his current team the Golden State Warriors and has tried everything within his power to get traded during the early season. I didn’t ask him about his quest to get off the Golden State Warriors because at the time I was interviewing him he was around a few of his teammates so I didn’t want to put him on the spot like that. I ended up asking him some questions just to fill time. However , when he answers my question it’s clear that he would love to play his home games at Madison Square Garden.

Stephen Jackson Interview 1

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Last June, the talent starved New York Knicks with the eigth overall pick in the NBA Draft decided to select 6-10 forward Jordan Hill out of the University of Arizona. Hill was an unknown to New Yorkers and was not treated kindly by the Knick faithful inside the WaMu theatre at Madison Square Garden on draft night. As the 2009-2010 NBA season is a litte over 2weeks underway and Brandon Jennings who the Knicks passed up on is averaging 20.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, 5.2 Assists while Hill has not started a game and has barely seen any minutes. On Friday Night against the Golden State Warriors Jordan Surprisingly got the start to begin the secind half by head coach Mike D'Antoni and proceeded to score eight quick points in the 3rd quarter. Hill spoke with me after the game. Listen to why he says it's tough to not be playing many minutes why he's playing with a chip on his shoulder, he tells us what his GAME is, what it's like playing on the elite level of the NBA, and how much he enjoys playing at the World's Most Famous Arena.

Knicks rookie Jordan Hill Speaks With Samori

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Last June, the talent starved New York Knicks with the eigth overall pick in the NBA Draft decided to select 6-10 forward Jordan Hill out of the University of Arizona. Hill was an unknown to New Yorkers and was not treated kindly by the Knick faithful inside the WaMu theatre at Madison Square Garden on draft night. As the 2009-2010 NBA season is a litte over 2weeks underway and Brandon Jennings who the Knicks passed up on is averaging 20.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, 5.2 Assists while Hill has not started a game and has barely seen any minutes. On Friday Night against the Golden State Warriors Jordan Surprisingly got the start to begin the secind half by head coach Mike D'Antoni and proceeded to score eight quick points in the 3rd quarter. Hill spoke with me after the game. Listen to why he says it's tough to not be playing many minutes why he's playing with a chip on his shoulder, he tells us what his GAME is, what it's like playing on the elite level of the NBA, and how much he enjoys playing at the World's Most Famous Arena.

Knicks Rookie Tony Douglass Speaks With Samori

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The New York Knicks selected guard Tony Douglass with the 29th overall pick in the 2009 draft. Douglass was the second of the Knicks' two first round draft selections in 2009. His brother Harry Douglass is a second year wide reciever on the Atlanta Falcons but tore his knee in pre-season and is out for the season. Tony played his college ball at football crazy Flordia State University but played hoops instead. He spoke with me after the Knicks fell to the Golden State Warriors 127-107 at Madison Square garden on Friday night, and the 1-9 start is the worse start in franchise history. Douglass speaks on his physical mentality on the court, he gives a clear answer as to what the Knicks need TO DO TO START WINNING SOME GAMES, what it's been like to get significant playing time over the past week or so, and more.

Joe Johnson Speaks

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Joe Johnson speaks with Samori after Atlanta Hawks beat New York Knicks 114-101 on November 11th, 2009.

Jamal Talks After Beating Knicks

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Jamal Crawford and Samori Benjamin rap for a couple of minutes after Atlanta Hawks beat the Knicks 114-101.

Japanese sports writer Daisuke talks Hideki Matsui

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Japanese sports writer speaks with Samori about Hideki Matsui

Japanese Writer Yosi talks Hideki Matsui during World Series

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20 year major league baseball writer Yoshi, from Japan speaks with Samori Benjamin about the porspects of Hideki Matsui coming back with the Yankees next season and the landscape of Japanese baseball.

Nick Swisher Speaks With Samori After winning world series

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Yankees Bench Coach Tony Pena Speaks with Samori after winning world series

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Yankees bench coach Tony Pena speaks with Samori Benjamin inside clubhouse after winning world series.

Eric hinske Speaks After winning world series

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Yankees Utility man Eric Hinske speaks with Samori Benjamin after winning 2009 world series.

Paul O'neil Speaks On the Field After Yankees win World Series

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Jose Molina Speaks On the Yankee Stadium Field After Yankees Won World Series

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Jose Molina speaks with Samori Benjamin on the field after the New York Yankees defeat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-2 in the World Series.

Aj Burnett Speaks With Samori after winning World Series

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Ramiro Pena Speaks with Samori After winning World Series

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Yankees backup shortstop Ramiro Pena speaks with Samori Benjamin after winning 2009 world series.

Robinson Cano Speaks With Samori After winning World Series

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Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano Speaks Samori in Yankees locker room after winning the world series.

Scott Lauber Wilmington News Journal

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Scott Lauber covers the Philadelphia Phillies and he speaks with Samori before game five of the world series.

Ken Singleton speaks with Samori Before Game Five Of World Series

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Scott Lauber Wilmington News Journal

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Scott Lauber covers the Philadelphia Phillies and he speaks with Samori before game five of the world series.

Philadelphia Enquirer's John Gonzalez Speaks With Samori Benjamin

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John Gonzalez of the Philadelphia Enquirer talks with us about the Yankees-Phillies series, what the Philies have to d to get back into this series, the mood in Philly, disapoinment of Philly fans, the New York Mets, Donovan Mcnabb and Much More.

Ken Singleton Speaks Before Game 5 of World Series

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Hank Aaron Speaks with baseball writers before Game 4

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Gene Michael

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Keith Olberman

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Game one World Series ReCap

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Chris Singleton

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Paul O'Neil

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Paul O'neil

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Davey Lopes

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William C. Rhoden Speaks with Wbai Sports

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New York Times Sports Columnist William C. Rhoden Speaks with Samori Benjamin before game 6 of the ALCS.

Mr. October Speaks With Samori

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Reggie Jackson Speaks With Samori Benjamin before Game 6 of the American League Championship Series.

Jeff Nelson

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Jeff Nelson was a key relief pitcher out of the New York Yankees bullpen on all four of their world series winning teams from 1996 through 2000. Nelson spoke with us before Game 6 of the American League Championship Series. He talks about playing in pressure games under the New York spotlight, the mentality of a reliver, which world series victory was his favorite with the Yankees and much more.

Black MVP's In Philly

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Jerry Hairston Jr. Speaks With Samori Benjamin after winning AL Pennant

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Brett Gardner Postgame 2009 ALC Clincher

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Nick Swisher speaks with Samori Benjamin after winning American League Pennant

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Joba speaks with Samori after AL pennant Clincher

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Griffey and the Reds (Decline of African-Americans in MLB project)

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During my interview with Ken Griffey in 2007 he told me his 13 year old son Tre “Does not like baseball.” Listen to this 27 minute excerpt from my project with Ken Griffey Jr, Brandon phillips, and Billy Hatcher talk about the decline of the African-American ball player in major league baseball.

Jackie's Dodgers (Decline of the Afrccan-American Ball Player in MLB project)

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Excerpt from the project I’m working on on the decline of African-Americans in Major League baseball. This segment features Jackie Robinson’s Dodgers. Remember this project is mostly about the 2007 major league baseball season, which was the 60th year anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball’s color barrier, where the percentage of African-Americans playing in MLB was at just 8%. Notable voices in this segment are Juan Pierre, CNN’s Larry King, Matt Kemp, Reggie Smith, Rickey Henderson, Ron Washington, Milton Bradley.

Anaheim Angels Beat Writer Bill Plunket of the Orange County Register

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Anaheim Angels beat Writer Bill Plunkett of the Orange Country Register sits down with an interview before game 2 of the American League Championship Series between the New York Yankees and Anaheim Angels. Plunkett talks all things Anaheim and gives his case for how Anaheim and come back and win the series.

Howard Bryant

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Espn.com’s Howard Braynt (Left) talks about the American League Championship Series and decline of blacks in the National pastime.

Mike Vaccaro of the New York Post

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Jerry Hairston Jr. Speaks with wbai sports

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New York Yankee Jerry Hairston Jr. is the first African American to be a third-generation major-leaguer. He sits down for an interview with me about the Yankee season, the decline of blacks in baseball, and a lot more.

Anaheim Angels General Manager Tony Reagan

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Anaheim Angels general manager Tony Reagins is one of two African-American general managers in Major League Baseball today. Reagins speaks with Samori Benjamin about his Anaheim Angels versus the Yankees, his journey to the general manager’s seat, the decline of African-American ball players in Major League Baseball and much more.

Phil Hughes

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Yankees Pitcher Phil Hughes raps with me about the pressures of coming up through the Yankees minor league system as a top prospect, his early struggles with the Yankees, his success in the Yankee bullpen this season, his current mindset and much more.

Joba

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Samori Benjamin and Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain talk about Joba's transition from the sticks of Nebraska to instant stardom under the bright lights of New York City, his quick rise up the Yankees minor league system and onto the big club, and much more.

Soul Patrol (Decline of Blacks In Baseball Excerpt)

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In 2007 Torri Hunter was the lone African-American player on the Minnesota Twins 25 man roster. A couple of years previous to that he along with teammates Shannon Stewart and Jaque Jones formed an all African-American outfield with the Minnesota Twins which Garnered them the name the Soul Patrol.. Take A Listen and please give me some feedback. Thanks.

Decline of African-Americans in Baseball Project

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Continuation of my first post on the project I am doing on the decline of African-American’s in major league baseball. This excerpt right here focuses on the greatest player in Atlanta braves history, Hank Aaron and what it was like for him chasing Babe Ruth’s homerun record in 1974. Then we take a look at Barry Bonds’ pursuit of Aaron’s record in 2007 and how the peers of both Bonds and Aaron put the situation in perspective.

Atlanta Braves Franchise

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Decline of African-Americans in Major League Baseball Project: In 2007 I began working on a project about the decline of African-American players in major league baseball. 2007 was the sixty year anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball’s color barrier. In 2007 the percentage of African-American players in Major League baseball was at just 8%. This project has turned into a book and audio documentary. I am working on both simultaneously trying to finish both by the end of the Year. This is a 22:00 minute clip of the audio documentary which is based on the 2007 Atlanta Braves who had just one African-American player on their roster in 2

Minnesota Outfielder Delmon Young Speaks With Wbai Sports

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Minnesota Twins Outfielder Delmon Young Speaks with Samori Benjamin about his transition from the Tampa Bay franchise to Minnesota and his team's first round series aginst the Yankees.

Mineapolis Star Tribune's Lavelle Neal III Talks Minnesota Twins Baseball

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Mineapolis Star Tribune Baseball Columnist Lavelle Neal III talks with Samori Benjamin about Minnesota Twins season. We speak about Mineesota's late season run to overtake Detroit for the American League Central Central Lead. Plus we talk small market baseball, Minnesota's young promising players, the decline of African-Americans in baseball, and Minnesota's Soul Patrol era.

A.J. Burnett Speaks With Wbai Sports

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Everyone I speak to in the New York Media says this man is the key to the Yankees going far in these 2009 Playoffs. Yankees first year pitcher A.J. Burnett makes his first ever playoff start tonight and he talks with me about his pie in the face routine with his teammates and his first year with the Yankees.

Yanks Win Game 1 of 2009 Playoffs

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Samori Benjamin reports on game 1 of the American League Division Series between the Yankees and Twins

Mike Lupica Speaks with Wbai Sports about the Yankees and the Playoffs

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Longtime Daily News sports columnist Mike Lupica talks with Samori Benjamin about the Yankees and their playoff chances before game 1 of the first round.

Denard Span Talks About Series Vs, Yankees

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Minnesota Twins outfielder Denard Span speaks with Samori Benjamin about Minnesota’s late season run to over take Detroit to make the playoffs, how his team stacks up against the Mighty Yankees, and how he wants to put his imprint on the series.

C.C. Sabathia

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C.C. Sabathia takes the mound for the Yankees in a few hours as they open the 2009 playoffs. With the number of African-American ball players in major league baseball declining drastically when the percentage of African-American players in the majors is currently at 8%. Sabathia is one of just four African-American starting pitchers in the major leagues today. Last winter the Yankees signed Sabathia on the free agent market and made him the highest paid pitcher in the history of the Sport. Now that he’s on the big stage of New York his big star could attract interest among the black youth. Sabathia speaks with me for a documentary and book I’m doing, and he talks about his upcoming game 1 start.

Susan Waldman Speaks With WBAI Sports

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When I told Yankees radio broadcaster Susan Waldman that I’d been listening to her on the radio since the mid 90’s when she was covering the Knicks and Yankees for WFAN, and that I was a fan of hers, I had her at hello. Listen to us rap about the Yankees season.

Newsdays Wally Matthews speaks with Samori

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New York Newsday Baseball columnist speaks with Wbai Sports about the Yankees and Mets.

Brett Gardner Interview

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The Future Star

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Last season Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano had a very disappointing season which almost caused him to be shipped out of the Bronx. But Cano has come back this season to put up all-time numbers at the second base position. Cano sits down with me to talk about how he approached last off-season, growing up playing ball in the Dominican, Yankee locker room chemistry, his Dominican Republic’s terrible showing in last spring’s world baseball classic, and the story of how his parents named him after Jackie Robinson.

Jose Molina Interview

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New York Yankees catcher Jose Molina is one of three Molina brothers catching in the major leagues today, all three have won world series championships. Molina speaks with Samori Benjamin about what it was like growing up with brothers Bengie and Yadier, what it was like to win a world series with Bengie in 2002, how he and Bengie schooled younger brother Yadier growing up in Puerto Rico, the Competition level in baseball on the island of Puerto Rico, and why he says it is easier for Puerto Rican ball players to adjust quicker to the major leagues.

Ramiro Pena Speaks with Wbai Sports

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New York Yankees rookie shortstop Ramiro Pena (90) speaks with Samori Benjamin about his development growing up in Monterrey Mexico, what turned him onto the game of baseball, playing shortstop his entire life, his relationship with Yankees captain Derek Jeter, what it’s been like for him to play the shortstop position his entire life up until now as he now serves as Jeter’s backup, and Pena talks about the early hype this off-season where the media had him replacing Jeter at shortstop sooner than later.

Yankees Bench Coach Tony Pena Speaks With Samori

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Yankees Bench coach Tony Pena speaks with Samori Benjamin about his journey from the Dominican Republic to the United States and into Major League Baseball. Listen to why Pena says it’s easier for this generation’s Latin born players to come over to the United States and succeed than it was for his generation of players. Pena also talks about the obstacles he faced coming to the United States as a young man, the passion that the Dominican people have for the sport, major league baseball’s academies across Latin America, the world baseball classic, and the admiration he has for New York Mets general manager Omar Minaya.

Ian O'Connor Speaks With Samori Benjamin

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Samori Benjamin speaks with longtime baseball columnist Ian O'Connor of the Bergen Record about the upcoming 2009 Postseason.

Daily News' Madden Speaks with Benjamin

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Daily News Baseball writter Bill Madden Speaks With Samori Benjamin about all things Yankees on the eve of the 2009 Postseason.

Joba Issues and Black Aces

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As the Yankees prepare for the playoffs they have major concerns with their young phenom Joba Chamberlain. Daily News Baseball columnist Bill Madden Speaks with Samori Benjamin about the subject and Yankees pitcher C.C. Sabathia speaks with Samori Benjamin on the eve of his next start which could make him the 14th Black Ace in Major League History.

Bradley Suspended Again

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Milton Bradley Gets suspended by Chicago Cubs after accusing the Chicago fans of racism and hatred towards him.

Mariano Speaks With Samori

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New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera goes down memory lane with wbai sports.

Jeter Ties Gehrig

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On September 9th Derek Jeter tied Lou Gehrig as the all-time New York Yankees hits leader. Wbai Sports speaks with Tamapa Bay Rays outfielder B.J. Upton who wears the number 2 because of Derek Jeter.

Milton Bradley Speaks with Wbai Sports

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Milton Bradley speaks with Samori Benjamin

Hughes Phil's in As Sabathia Looks for 20

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The Yankees take two against the American League East division champions of a season ago, as they close in on the 09' division title and C.C. Sabathia attempts to move closer to becoming the first "Black Ace" in New York Yankees history. Yankees pitcher Philip Hughes speaks with Wbai Sports

Yanks Win As Sabathia Approaches 20

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On September 2nd the New York Yankees knocked off the Baltimore Orioles 10-2 for their 10th straight win over Baltimore. The only other time the Yankees won 10 straight games over Baltimore was in 1955. Last night's starting pitcher C.C. Sabathia picked up his American League Leading 16th win last night and he speaks with Wbai Sports.

Black Ace?

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The Yankees win their fifth game in a row in Baltimore and C.C. Sabathia speaks with wbai sports on the Possibility of becoming a black ace at seasons end, and Reggie Jackson speaks with Wbai Sports on Sabathia.

Black Ace?

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The Yankees win their fifth game in a row in Baltimore and C.C. Sabathia speaks with wbai sports on the Possibility of becoming a black ace at seasons end, and Reggie Jackson speaks with Wbai Sports on Sabathia.

Ozzie Speaks

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Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen speaks exclusively with Samori Benjamin about what it means to be the only Latin-born manager to win a world series, the reception he got in his hometown of Venezuela when he returned home with the world series trophy in 2005, and his partnership with White Sox general manager Kenny Williams who was the only African-American general manager in major league baseball in 2005. Guillen also talks about growing up in Venezuela, his childhood heroes, Major League Baseball’s investment in Latin America, why he doesn’t think Roberto Clemente’s number 21 should be retired, Venezuela president Hugo Chavez and much more.

Ozzie Speaks with Wbai Sports as Yanks sweep

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The New York Yankees continue to roll as they sweep the Chicago White Sox over the weekend. Plus, Chicago manager Ozzie Guillen speaks exclusively with Wbai Sports about being the only Latin born manager to win a world series. Aired on wbai radio morning on August 31st.

Back On Track

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Yankees defeat Texas 9-2. Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington speaks with WBAI Sports about his hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana as the four year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approches.

Not getting Job Done

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Yankees 23 year old pitcher Joba Chamberlain falters on August 25th against the Texas Rangers. Aired on Wbai Radio 99.5 fm on August 26th.

Prince Wins Derby

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Report on 2009 Homerun derby.

Philin' Jus Fine

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Samori Benjamin interviews New York Yankees 2004 first round draft pick Phil Hughes who has since joined the Yanks and been Indispensable out of the bullpen this season. Hughes talks about the pressure he felt being a Yankees first round draft pick, his drastic struggles last season, and his success in the Yankees bullpen this season.

2009 Major League Baseball All-Star Game Recap

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Aired on wbai Radio on July 15th 2009.

2008 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

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2008 Major League Baseball all=star at Yankee Stadium. Aired on wbai radio 99.5 fm in New York City on July 15th 2008.

One and Only

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Toronto Blue Jays manager Cito Gaston is the only African-American manager to win a world series when his Toronto team won back to back chips' in 1992 and 1993. Gaston was fired from the organization in 1997 and was not given a second chance to manage until last season when he was brought back to manage the team. Gaston speaks with Samori Benjamin about the long 11 year wait for a second chance to manage, and much more.

Joba Talks

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Speaks with the New York Yankees 2006 draft pick, taken 41st overall, Mr. Joba Chamberlain. The fire balling righty talks about his swift rise through the Yankees minor league system to join the big club in August of 2007. Joba discusses what it was like to grow up a small town boy in Nebraska and then all of a sudden rising to instant stardom in New York City. He also touches on why he didn’t feel any pressure after being drafted by the Yankees, and his thoughts to critics who say he would be best used out of the bullpen as opposed to starting.

J-Up Goes Deep

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Justin Upton of the Arizona Diamondbacks talks with us about his rising stardom in Major League Baseball, the decline of African-Americans in the game, watching his brother B.J. hit 7 homeruns in the postseason last year and much more.

Livan Hernandez Speaks with Samori Benjamin about Life in Cuba before and after

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New York Mets pitcher Livan Hernandez talks about his development in the Cuban national baseball program as a youngster, his defection from the country, his 13 year major league career, and the influence he had on his brother El Duque, nine years his senior, who defected Cuba three years after Livan.

Highest Paid pitcher in the Game

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New York Yankees pitcher C.C. Sabathia speaks with Samori Benkamin about the decline of African-Americans in major League Baseball.

Edwin Jackson Speaks With Samori Benjamin

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Detroit Tigers pitcher Edwin Jackson is one of four starting African-American pitchers in Major League Baseball. At 25 years old he made his first All-star team in 2009. He speaks with WBAI Sports about taking his game to another level this season after having struggles early in his career. He also speaks about playing in Tampa Bay from 2006-2008 on a rare team that had a few African-American players on, all of whom were young up and coming stars of the game.

Curtis Granderson Speaks with Samori Benjamin

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Samori Benjamin Speaks with Detroit Tigers outfielder Curtis Granderson for his Documentary/Book on the decline of African-Americans in Major League Baseball. Granderson discusses the increase in African-American All-stars from 3 in 2008 to 10 in 2009, what it was like to meet President Barack Obama, what he and 30 other African-American ball players have discussed to improve the decline and much much more.

Mets and Yanks keep on Pushing After Subway Series

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June 17th Wakeup Call Sports Report: The Mets are victorious on the one year anniversary of the Willie Randolph firing and Jerry Manuel hiring. Yankees knock off the team with the worst record in major league baseball, plus Sammy Sosa tested positive for steroids in 2003. Also a look at the prelude to the world Cup, the confederations Cup, and a big fight night is brewing between two of the premier boxers in boxing.

Inside The 2008-2009 New York Knicks

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Samori Benjamin examines the 2008- 2009 Knicks season with Spike Lee, Walt Clyde Frazier, beat writers Frank Isola and Marc Berman, and of course the Knicks players.

Jackie's Protector

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A.J. Burnett throws gas in a 7-2 Yankee win in Tampa Bay, and Mariano Rivera talks about being the last major league player ever to wear Jackie Robinson's number 42.

New York Post Kevin Kernan Speaks with Samori Benjamin

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New York Post baseball writer Kevin Kernan speaks with Samori Benjamin about his impressions of the early baseball season, the two new ball parks, and the steroids era.

Gary Sheffield Speaks with Samori Benjamin

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Gary Sheffield speaks with Samori Benjamin about his recent signing with the New York Mets, and Sheffield, who is currently the only African-American player on the Mets, talks discusses the decline of African-Americans in major league baseball.

Spike Lee talks Knicks with Samori Benjamin

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Samori Benjamin sits court side with Spike Lee at Madison Square Garden to discuss the state of the New York Knicks on April 15th.

Walt Clyde Frazier Speaks With Samori Benjamin

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On April 8th, before the New York Knicks took on the Detroit Pistons at Madison Sqaure Garden Knicks legend Walt Clyde Frazier Speaks with Samori Benjamin and gives us his thoughts on the Knicks season.

Sports writer Jay Greenberg speaks with Wbai Sports about new baseball season

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At the first event ever at Citi Field, Wbai Sports speaks with New York Post sports writer Jay Greenberg about the upcoming baseball season, the possibility of Derek Jeter changing posistions, and the steroids era. Greenberg has a vote for the baseball hall of fame.

Nelson Figueroa Speaks with Samori

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New York Mets pitcher Nelson Figueroa speaks with Samori Benjamin at citi field before the Mets exhibition game against the Boston Red Sox. Figueroa speaks about the Mets chances for the upcoming season, his thoughts on Citi fieild, Jerry Manuel, the world baseball classic,and the great baseball passion in Latin America.

Former Friends From Cali Visit The Garden

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On March 25th as the New York Knicks tried to hang on to their fading playoff hopes they met up with former Knicks, Zach Randolph, Mardy Collins, and Marcus Camby at the world's most famous arena. All three men spoke with Wbai Sports

Visanity At the Garden

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The New York Knicks and New Jersey Nets met at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday March 18th both fighting to reach the 8th and final playoff spot in the eastern conference. The Knicks were run off their home court in their ugliest loss of the season, due to one man. That man is Vince CARTER.

The King Drops a Triple Double at the Garden

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Listen to Samori Benjamin's report on Lebron James' historic night at Madison square garden on February 4th where he did something no NBA player had done since 1975.

Kobe Drops 61 At The Garden

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Listen to Samori Benjamin's report on Kobe Bryant's record breaking night at Madison Square Garden. Aired February 3rd.

Thunderous Slam in Motown Rallies Knicks

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On March 11th the New York Knicks rallied from a 83-71 4th quarter deficit to knock off the Detroit Pistons in overtime. Nate "the great" Robinson and Wilson Chandler spoke exclusively with Samori Benjamin about the character of the Knicks and the captivating style of the "The Show".

Does Obama Have Game?

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Is the president building a basketball court in the white house? Players around the "Show" talk about whether or not they believe preisdent Obama has game on the court as they speak with WbaiSports.

Mutumbo for Africa

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The oldest player in "The Show" -- also known as the national basketball association---Dikembe Mutumbo speaks with Wbai Sports about his humanitarian efforts in his homeland of Africa, as well as his pride for his African brother Barack Obama.

Sixers Speak On Philly's alarming Homicide Rate

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The city of Philadelphia's homicide rate rose to it's highest level in 10 years in 2007. Philadelphia also had the highest homicide rate in the country in 2007, which led to a call of 10,000 black men to patrol city streets in an effort to win back their streets. Philadelphia 76'ers Andre Miller and Samuel Dalembert speak with Wbai Sports about what's going on in their back yard.

Should athletes Speak?

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With the popularity of players in professional sports, should they use their platform to speak out on social and political issues? Players around the Show/NBA rap with Wbai Sports on the subject.

NBA Presidential Inauguration Thoughts

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NBA veterans Larry Hughes, Thabo Sefolosha, and Tim Thomas speak with WBAI Sports about the inauguration of Barack Obama.

Love of Hoop

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A few players around the NBA speak with Wbai Sports about Barack Obama and the love of Hoops. Story features: Hakim Warrick, Nate Robinson, Stephen Jackson, and Larry Hughes.

Jimmy and Rickey Get the Call For the Hall

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Jimmy Rice and Rickey Henderson were elected to the baseball hall of fame in January of 2009. Wbai Sports speaks Rickey Henderson. And Jimmy Rice speaks with the baseball writers about them voting him in on his 15th and final year of eligibility on the ballot.

Super Bowl XLIII

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It was a Classic. Listen to a Classic Report of the game by Wbai Sports.

Best of 2008: End Of An Era

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The Rutgers Women fall to the University of Connecticut in the elite eight. Ending their chances of making it back to the National Championship Game. The game marked the end of the collegiate careers for Rutgers' senior guards Essence Carson and Matee Ajavon.

Best of 2008: March Madness Women's Style

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L.S.U. and Stanford advance to Women's final four. Stanford All-American shooting guard Candace Wiggins gets emotional after the Game.

Best of 2008: Lady Scarlett Knights Get Ready For A Showdown

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After defeating George Washington University in the sweet 16, The Rutgers Women's basketball team prepares to face the #1 ranked to in the Land, University of Connecticut, in the elite Eight. Plus Rutger guard Essence Carson speaks with Wbai Sports about balancing a hectic academic and basketball schedule.

Best of 2008: The Morning Willie Was Fired

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Listen to Samori Benjamin and WBAI program Director Bernard White talk about the firing of Willie Randolph by the New York Mets on the morning it happened. Also hear Samori's report with Mets infielder Damion Easley and Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington about the importance of African-American managers in major league baseball.

Best Of 2008: Essence Talks About Big East Rival Uconn

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Rutgers University guard Essence Carson talks about the challenge of contending with the University of Connecticut.

Best of 2008: Best Basketball Story In New York City Tri-State Area

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WBAISPORTS speaks with Rutgers University head basketball coach Vvivian C. Stringer about building a basketball program at Rutgers that can compete with perennial powerhouse, and big-east rival, uconn, as well as perennial powerhouse University of Tennessee, who Rutgers lost to in the 2007 championship game. Uconn Tennessee have combined for 13 national championship titles since 1987.

Best of 2008: Junior Griffey Reaches 600

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On the evening of June 9th Ken Griffey Jr. became the sixth man to reach 600 career home runs. Plus, Griffey and others speak with WBAI Sports about the decline of African-Americans playing participating in baseball.

Best of 2008: Jets Fire Mangini

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After beginning the season 8-3, the New York Jets lost four of their final five games to finish the season with a 9-7 record. Which led to management sacking head coach Eric Mangini

Best Of 2008: Jamaican Bolt

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Jamaica's Usain Bolt won three gold medals and broke three world records at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Listen to his 200 meter record breaking performance.

Best of 2008: Selection Night Controversy in Piscataway

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The best basketball team in the New York Tri-state area is the Lady Scarlett Knights of Rutgers. On selection day 2008, for the ncaa tournament, The Lady Scarlett Knights were given a tough seeding. Rutgers head coach Vivian C. Stringer was not happy that night.

Best of 2008: Murbury buries Duhon and the Bulls

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On January 9th Stephon Marbury returned to the basketball court after spending nearly a month on bereavement leave following the passing of his father, Don Marbury. Stephon hits the game winning basket over Chicago’s Chris Duhon, and the Knicks snap a 7 game losing streak. Also, Goose Gossage gets elected to the hall of fame... Plus more hall of fame talk.

Best of 2008: Isiah's Fairwell

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Isiah Thomas make his final stand at Madison Square Garden as New York Knicks head coach. Walt Clyde Frazier speaks with WBAI Sports about the Isiah Thomas Era.

Best Of 2008: Phelps Sets Olympic Gold Record

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Michael Phelps wins the 200 meter medley in Beijing, and wins his 10th career gold medal, which sets a new Olympic mark.

Best of 2008: Phelps Ties Lewis and Spitz

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Michael Phelps ties Carl Lewis and Mark Spitz with the most career Olympic gold medals by one athlete with 9.

Knicks Talk Obama

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WBAI Sports speaks with the New York Knicks about their thoughts of Barack Obama. They talk about why NBA players didn't come together in public support of Obama, and they tell us why professional athletes today fail to take stands on pressing political and social issues.

D. Lee Speaks With WBAI Sports

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On the eve of the opening of the new season Samori Benjamin speaks with New York Knicks forward David Lee.

Reigning MVP'S On The World Series Stage

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With just 8% of Major League Baseball filled with African-American ball players, can the two reigning National League MVP's from the same team, playing in this world series, get the black community excited about the sport? Philadelphia's Ryan Howard and Jimmy Rollins speak with us about the issue.

Knicks Open Camp

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The New York Knicks opened training camp this week. The players speak with WBAI Sports about the new regime, and they add their two cents on another collapse by the New York Mets.

Soul Patrol in the Twin Cities

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In 2007 Torri Hunter and Shannon Stewart spoke with WBAI Sports about being the only African-American ball players on their respective teams. Hunter with the Minnesota Twins and Stewart with the Oakland Athletics. From 2003 through 2005 Hunter and Stewart teamed up with Jaque Jones in Minnesota to form an all African-American starting outfield dubbed the “Soul Patrol”.

Little League Days In Tigers Land

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Former major leaguer and current Detroit Tigers hitting coach Lloyd McClendon speaks with WBAI Sports about being on the first All black team to reach the little league world series in 1971. McClendon's team was from Gary, Indiana. Detroit Tigers slugger Gary Sheffield also speaks with WBAI Sports about making into the little world series with an all black team from Tampa Bay Florida in 1980. Sheffield also speaks about the influence his uncle Dwight Gooden had on him becoming interested in the sport.

Captain Says Goodbye

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Following the final game ever at Yankee Stadium, a 7-3 Yankees win over Baltimore, Yankee captain Derek Jeter salutes the Yankee Stadium crowd. Take a listen.

Larry King and The Dodgers

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Legendary broadcaster and Dodgers fan Larry King speaks WBAI Sports about Jackie Robinson and the decline of African-American participation in baseball. WBAI Sports also speaks with Current Dodgers outfielders Juan Pierre and Matt Kemp, as well as former Dodgers outfielder Reggie Smith.

The Dodger Story

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On May 6th the New York Mets lost to the L.A. Dodgers 5-1. WBAI Sports speaks with two members from Jackie Robinson's franchise. Outfielder Juan Pierre talks about how much interest he sees in L.A.'s black community in baseball, as well as his visit to Major League Baseball's baseball academy in Compton California. WBAI Sports Also speaks with Dodgers Outfielder Matt Kemp.

Hangin' Wit Mr. Cooper

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Cecil Cooper is one of four African-American managers in Major League Baseball Today. In a weekend series from August 22nd through August 25th Cooper's Astros locked horns against Jerry Manuel's New York Mets. The match-up was one of the rare occurrences when two African-American managers faced off against each other. On August 26th WBAI Sports spoke with Cooper and aired a report.

Black MVP'S In Philly

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On August 26th the Philadelphia Phillies came back from a 7-0 deficit to beat the New York Mets 8-7 in 13 innings to overtake them for first place atop the National League East division by a half game. Philadelphia is the team of the National League's reigning Most Valuable Players the past two seasons, Shortstop Jimmy Rollins won the award in 2007 and first baseman Ryan Howard took home the honors in 2006. With the number of African-Americans in Major League Baseball being at only 8%, and the level of interest in baseball declining amongst African-American youth, can these two superstars get black youth excited about the sport? Both men spoke with WBAI Sports about the issue.

Meet The Manager Part 2

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New York Mets manager Jerry Manuel Speaks with WBAI Sports about growing up in the South, with a father who played in the Negro Leagues, and the rest of his background which eventually led to him becoming one of the few African-American managers in the history of major league baseball.

Meet The Manager

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New York Mets manager Jerry Manuel Speaks with WBAI Sports about growing up in the South, with a father who played in the Negro Leagues, and the rest of his background which eventually led to him becoming one of the few African-American managers in the history of major league baseball.

Right Hand Man To Head Man

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Willie Randolph and Jerry Manuel are the only two African-American managers in New York City baseball history. Two weeks before Willie Randolph was fired by the New York Mets WBAI Sports spoke with then Mets bench coach Jerry Manuel about the pressure Randolph was under. Since then, Mets management has replaced Randolph with Manuel as Mets manager. Manuel, who had previously managed the Chicago White Sox from 1998 through 2003, also spoke about his chances of getting a second opportunity to manage a major league ball club, when so many African-American managers before him were denied that second opportunity.

The Morning Willie Was Fired

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Listen to Samori Benjamin and WBAI program Director Bernard White talk about the firing of Willie Randolph by the New York Mets on the morning it happened. Also hear Samori's report with Mets infielder Damion Easley and Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington about the importance of African-American managers in major league baseball.

Short List

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Jimmy Rollins is the reigning National league MVP. He is also one of just two starting African-American shortstops in major league baseball today. On July 22nd he drove in the game winning runs against his nemesis, the New York Mets. Rollins speaks with WBAI sports about what the shortstop position means to him. Ozzie Smith also speaks with WBAI sports about Rollins and the other starting African-American shortstop in major league baseball, Derek Jeter.

Jackie's Final Stand

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Between July 17th-July 20th the New York Mets were in Cincinnati to face the Reds. During the 1972 world series Jackie Robinson made his final public appearance in Cincinnati where he urged then commissioner Bowie Kuhn to see to it that major league baseball hire an African American manager for the first time in league history. WBAI Sports talks about Jackie's legacy with Cincinnati Reds hall of famers Frank Robinson, Joe Morgan, and Ken Griffey Jr. as well as current Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips.

All-Star's Past and Mickey

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On the eve of the 2008 All-Star game at Yankee Stadium wbai sports speaks with Joe Morgan, Ernie Banks, and Mickey Rivers about their memories of the all-star game and Yankee Stadium.

Sweet Swingin' Kid

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On June 9th Ken Griffey Jr. became just the 6th player in major league baseball history to reach the 600 career homerun mark. Listen to Samori Benjamin and wbai program director Bernard White discuss the historic feat. Plus listen to Samori's report on the legacy of Griffey Jr. and his impact on African-American youth becoming excited about the sport.

At the 2008 All-Star Game

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Samori Benjamin speaks with Ernie Banks about his days playing in the Negro Leagues with Hank Aaron. and Willie Mays. Also Mickey Rivers who played on the New York Yankees world series winning teams of 1977 and 78' talks about playing baseball in the segregated South. Also: Reggie Smith, Ozzie Smith, Dave Winfield and more.

At the 2008 Homerun Derby

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Right before the start of the 2008 homerun derby at Yankee Stadium WBAI Sports speaks with Ernie Banks, Joe Morgan, Don Baylor and Milton Bradley about the Derby.

Sherif In Texas

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Texas' Ron Washington is one of only four African-American managers in major League Baseball. He speaks with WBAI Sports as Willie Randolph fights to keep his job as Mets manager. Washington Chimes in on the Randolph situation in New York, as well as speaking about the decline of African-Americans in the sport, and growing up playing baseball in segregated New Orleans where he was a part of the city’s first high school integration class.

A Lesson From C. Vivian Stringer

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A talk with C. Vivian Stringer and her former backcourt Matee Ajavon and Essence Carson. Ajavon and Caron met as pros for the first time when the NY Liberty hosted the Houston Comets on Friday night. Carson believes that every one of Stringer's Knights will leave the program "well prepared, whether it's just for life in general or whether it's for professional basketball."

Big Starts in New York

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Pedro Martinez returns from injury against San Francisco. Joba Chamberlain makes his big start.

Super Bowl XLII

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A look at what's to come as the New England Patriots attempt to become the only team in NFL history to go 19-0.