In the book's foreword, he explains that his early love of the Boston Celtics brought on a "racial identity crisis" that led him to sign his first-grade homework "Jabaal Abdul-Simmons." Later, he contends that the Celtics' John Havlicek isn't considered one of the all-time greats.
The prologue may be about his beloved Celtics but it describes his attendance at games, his joy at watching some of the greatest players play and sharing those experiences with his father.
The book does have a youve worn out your welcome feel.
Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime Prime members enjoy free Two-Day Shipping and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books.This is a hard one to recommend.The Book of Basketball 's ascent.At the same time, The Book of Basketball exacerbates the worst tendencies of a writer who's never mistaken brevity for wit.There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists.Flip to back Flip to front.Despite the dominance of the man (and a respect I equally share with the author) there is no way the dude is #2 all time!Let's Get Ready To Rumble!Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer.If you're a seller, Fulfilment by Amazon can help you increase your sales."MJ, Magic, Frazier, Stockton, Reggie, Mullin, Barry, Isiah (ironically, the one who threw the pass Horry, Wade, Kidd, Iverson, Nash, Kobe and that's about." Yes, the valorization of DJ's layup is representative of how Simmons overpraises the 1980s Celtics.The sad thing about The Book of Basketball is that it is Simmons gargantuan attempt at putting the NBA in perspective by ranking the all-time greatest teams and players for most of its length.Look for similar items by category Feedback If you need help or have a question for Customer Service, contact.Simmons was the first hugely popular sports columnist who didn't have an editor, or didn't appear to have one.Apple Android Windows Phone Android To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.Larry Bird's famous steal against the Pistons in the 1987 playoffs.
Ugh.it was frustrating and doesnt make a lot of sense.List Price: CDN.00, you Save: CDN.75 (16 fREE Shipping on orders over CDN.Oh well.you get a decent book here.This is not objective writing.this is academic bashing.But when you sit down and lug around a 700 page book I want a large amount of quality, not a large amount of mediocrity.The Book of Basketball, Malcolm Gladwell compares the 700-page hoops compendium to Bill James' 1980s-era.
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