This story is part of a special Slate Plus feature package on “Why Isn’t Delonte West in the NBA?” Be sure to check out the other Slate Plus exclusives related to this story, including a behind-the-scenes podcast conversation between Haglund and editor Josh Levin and an inside look at David Haglund’s yearlong effort to interview West.
As a member of Slate Plus, you’ll get access to exclusive podcasts—including this full audio of a special Slate “Fresca” story, “Why Isn’t Delonte West in the NBA?,” read by the author, Slate senior editor David Haglund.
Feedback about today’s podcast? Let us know! Plus@slate.com.
For more information on how to subscribe to the Slate Plus podcast feed, go here.
TODAY IN SLATE
Black people’s disdain for “proper English” and academic achievement is a myth.
Hong Kong’s Protesters Are Ridiculously Polite. That’s What Scares Beijing So Much.
The One Fact About Ebola That Should Calm You: It Spreads Slowly
How White Boy Rick, a legendary Detroit cocaine dealer, helped the FBI uncover brazen police corruption.
A Jaw-Dropping Political Ad Aimed at Young Women, Apparently
How Even an Old Hipster Can Age Gracefully
On their new albums, Leonard Cohen, Robert Plant, and Loudon Wainwright III show three ways.