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Atlanta Dream center Imani McGee-Stafford (34) is also a published poet. (Gregory Payan/AP)
Atlanta Dream center Imani McGee-Stafford (34) is also a published poet. (Gregory Payan/AP)

Imani McGee-Stafford just finished her second season in the WNBA. But before she fell in love with basketball, she was an artist. This week on Only A Game, how Imani found her purpose in basketball and poetry. Plus, the story behind the first And1 Mixtape. And a Christmas gift from Babe Ruth. Join us!

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How One WNBA Player Found Her Purpose In Poetry

Imani McGee-Stafford is a center for the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream. She says poetry helped save her life.

3 Stories: Super Bowl Halftime, Transgender Runner, 70-Year-Old Marathoner

Bleacher Report's Mirin Fader and the Wall Street Journal's Jason Gay join Only A Game's Karen Given.

DJ Set Free On The Origin And Legacy Of The And1 Mixtapes

Twenty years after the release of the first And1 Mixtape, DJ Set Free tells the story of how it all began.

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

Karen Given and Charlie Pierce discuss Eric Reid's allegedly random drug tests, LeBron's recent rejection and chaos at the Teddy Bear Toss.

Babe Ruth's Final Christmas Gift

Babe Ruth was gravely ill in December of 1947. But he still showed up to a Christmas party to lift the spirits of children with polio.

This program aired on December 22, 2018.

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