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30 for 30 Shorts: Disdain the Mundane features Walt “Clyde” Frazier’s fashion and broadcasting style
The next installment of ESPN Films’ 30 for 30 Shorts series premieres today on Grantland.com. Disdain the Mundane explores the evolution of Walt “Clyde” Frazier’s style as well as his popular rhyming couplets.
The basketball Hall of Famer’s unique and eccentric style began as a rookie with the New York Knickerbockers and has followed him into his later years as a broadcaster in New York, making him a style icon in the Big Apple.
In the '70s he was Clyde, a cool-as-ice point guard with big hats and mutton chop side burns. Today, in his role as a Knicks' broadcaster, Frazier's wardrobe features vibrant colors and shocking patterns. But his distinctive flair doesn’t end there—while calling the Knicks games, Frazier can be heard dishing catchy phrases he comes up with that can rival the best rappers rhymes out there.
In Disdain the Mundane, director Nelson George joins Frazier as his personal tailor in Manhattan to find out more about one of the most illustrious players in the history of the game.
ESPN Films’ 30 for 30 Shorts series is artfully crafted by Blue Moon. Previous films from the 30 for 30 Shorts series include Arnold’s Blueprint, The Arnold Palmer, Jake, and Ali: The Mission, which can all be viewed on Grantland.com.
To hear more from Clyde, you can also check out his appearance last night on The Knicks Blog Radio with Anthony Donahue.