What does it take to win an NBA Championship? On Monday night, June 12th, Oakland’s Golden State Warriors, aka “Dub Nation” silenced the Cleveland Cavaliers to win the 2017 NBA Championship. Three days later, thousands of diverse, loyal, cheering, screaming fans filled the streets of Oakland to celebrate a victory many felt belonged as much to them, as to the players. For now at least. After 40 years homed in Oakland, the Warriors are moving across the Bay to a new arena in San Francisco.

Life of the Law goes “In-Studio” to try and sort it all out — the controversial calls of Game 5, winning team dynamics, playing by the rules, and the gentrification of team sports.

LOTL’s Osagie Obasogie, Nancy Mullane and Brittny Bottorff are joined “in-studio” at KQED by Fast Break blogger and attorney Adam Lauridsen.

And…in case you missed Episode 111: NBA Champion GS Warriors vs SQ Warriors — our feature story on the annual basketball game played between the Golden State Warriors and the San Quentin Warriors inside the prison on the lower yard, now’s your chance. Listen to our post-game interview with the Warriors Draymond Green after he visits the prison cells to see first hand the inmate’s living conditions.

Life of the Law co-produced the story with the amazing Kitchen Sisters, Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva for NPR’s All Things Considered.

Production Notes:

In-Studio: Playing Games was edited and produced by Tony Gannon. Special thanks to Brittny Bottorff, Osagie Obasogie and Adam Lauridsen for joining us at KQED studios in San Francisco.

Our post production editors are Kirsten Jusewicz-Haidle and Rachael Cain.  Music in this episode was composed by Ian Coss. Jim Bennett and Howard Gelman of KQED Radio in San Francisco were our engineers.

This episode of Life of the Law was funded in part by grants from the Law and Society Association, and the National Science Foundation.

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