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Shattered: Hope, Heartbreak and the New York Knicks is an eight-part podcast series from The Athletic, hosted by hip-hop legend Chuck D. Shattered dives deep into the Knicks' past 20 years of chaos and controversy under team owner James Dolan. From the end of the 90’s Knicks to today - the series uncovers never-heard-before stories about Dolan, the Knicks and the NBA - with interviews from dozens of voices, including franchise legend Patrick Ewing, former Knicks players, coaches and executives, and a range of famous fans.

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Shattered: Hope, Heartbreak and the New York Knicks is an eight-part podcast series from The Athletic, hosted by hip-hop legend Chuck D. Shattered dives deep into the Knicks' past 20 years of chaos and controversy under team owner James Dolan. From the end of the 90’s Knicks to today - the series uncovers never-heard-before stories about Dolan, the Knicks and the NBA - with interviews from dozens of voices, including franchise legend Patrick Ewing, former Knicks players, coaches and executives, and a range of famous fans.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Trailer for Shattered: Hope, Heartbreak and the New York Knicks

    Trailer for Shattered: Hope, Heartbreak and the New York Knicks

    Shattered: Hope, Heartbreak and the New York Knicks is an eight-part podcast series from The Athletic, hosted by hip-hop legend Chuck D. Shattered dives deep into the Knicks' past 20 years of chaos and controversy under team owner James Dolan. New episodes are released every Tuesday, starting April 6th.
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    • 1 min
    Ep. 1: The Collapse of the 90's Knicks

    Ep. 1: The Collapse of the 90's Knicks

    The 90's Knicks were tough, talented and always in contention. Episode one of Shattered looks at what made those Knicks teams special, the internal issues that broke the team apart, and the early signs inside the organization that would lead to two decades of dysfunction at the Garden. Voices in episode one include Patrick Ewing, Jeff Van Gundy, Dave Checketts and more.

    Shattered is an eight-part podcast series from The Athletic, hosted by hip-hop legend Chuck D. The series looks at the past 20 years of the Knicks franchise. A new episode of Shattered will be released every Tuesday. To get ad-free episodes and early episode releases, go to theathletic.com/shattered to get a special offer on a subscription to The Athletic.
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    • 51 min
    Ep. 2: The Dolan Family Business

    Ep. 2: The Dolan Family Business

    James Dolan is a controversial figure as owner of the Knicks. Episode two of Shattered looks at where the Dolan family came from, how Charles Dolan brought his son James into the family business, and how James has decided to run the Knicks and Madison Square Garden.
    To get episode three now - go to theathletic.com/shattered to get a special offer on a subscription to The Athletic. Subscribers to The Athletic get early episode releases, exclusive bonus interviews and all the great writing The Athletic has to offer.
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    • 50 min
    Ep. 3: Jim and Isiah

    Ep. 3: Jim and Isiah

    The relationship between James Dolan and Isiah Thomas is one of the most consequential for the Knicks franchise over the past 20 years. Episode three of Shattered dives into Thomas' turbulent tenure with the Knicks: the Stephon Marbury trade, the revolving door of head coaches, and the sexual harassment trial that burst open the inner workings of the Garden.
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    • 58 min
    Ep. 4: The Decision

    Ep. 4: The Decision

    For years leading into the Summer of 2010 - the Knicks had been doing everything they could to convince LeBron James to sign with the team. Episode four of Shattered goes behind-the-scenes on the Knicks pursuit of LeBron: the aggressive efforts the team made to clear out salary cap space, the incredible roster of celebrities the Knicks used to try to convince LeBron to sign, and ultimately - why the Knicks pitch failed.
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    • 54 min
    Ep. 5: MeloDrama and Linsanity

    Ep. 5: MeloDrama and Linsanity

    After the disappointment of The Decision - the Knicks are searching for a star player to lead their team. Episode five of Shattered dives into the trade negotiations that brought Carmelo Anthony to New York, the team's unprecedented run during Linsanity and ultimately - why Lin and Carmelo couldn't coexist at the Garden.
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    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Sporty G ,

Very surprised with how great this was!

I actually stayed away from this Podcast for longer than I should have because I was skeptical about how well the host was going to treat the material. I had nothing to worry about! Chuck D did a fantastic job and I burned through the series in a week! Great listen for all NBA fans!

blackdragonroll ,

The STORYTELLING

While I have nothing but sympathy for the strife the New York Knicks fan has endured for the past few decades, the story around the team is so enrapturing.

The Athletic so far has done a great job with this. I’m excited to hear the rest and the people they probably have lined up to discuss this story.

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