If Michael Jordan is the ultimate brand, then Walt “Clyde” Frazier is the prototype. Frazier was one of the originators of being as cool on the court as you are off of it. The latest 30 for 30 short shows just how smooth “Clyde” is. Disdain the Mundane takes us inside the mind of the style icon that is Frazier.
Most people under 40 only know Clyde as the Knicks broadcaster with the wild suits. Or, they know him as the guy from the “Just for Men” ads. This video, narrated by Nelson George, reminds some, and introduces others, to the man behind the rhyming broadcasting lines.
One of my favorite parts of the short is the explanation of where the nickname “Clyde” came from. I won’t give it away, but it has to do with how fashionable Frazier was as a player. We also get some insight into why the “Clyde” sneaker by Puma is still popular. Frazier has been cooler than a polar bear’s toenails since the '70s, and gets cooler by the year. In fact, he’s so cool you’ll feel cooler by checking out this short.