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FreeDarko presents...The Undisputed Guide to Pro Basketball History

FreeDarko presents...The Undisputed Guide to Pro Basketball History


By (author) Bethlehem Shoals, By (author) Jacob Weinstein, By (author) Dr. Lawyer Indianchief, By (author) Silverbird 5000

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  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Format: Hardback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 231mm x 23mm | 816g
  • Publication date: 30 October 2010
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1608190838
  • ISBN 13: 9781608190836
  • Illustrations note: Color Illustrations throughout
  • Sales rank: 110,725

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The history of basketball has always belonged to champions like the Celtics, the Lakers, and the Bulls. Yet the game's history cuts much deeper than that. The bottom line, the record books and retired jerseys, can never fully do justice to this wild, chaotic, and energetic game. In between the championships, there's the sight of Earl Monroe, spinning and cajoling his way to every corner of the court; or Allen Iverson, driving headlong into players twice his size. The real history of the game is not its championships, which are indisputable, but the personalities of its heroes, which are, at least, "undisputed." It's in""the larger-than-life pathos of Wilt, the secret ties that bind Larry Bird to the flashy ABA, and Michael Jordan when he flew a little too high. From the prehistoric teachings of Dr. James Naismith to pioneering superstars such as LeBron James and Kevin Durant, you'll never see roundball the same way again.

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Praise for "The Undisputed Guide to Pro Basketball History""Baseball has its numbers and football has its hard hits, but basketball, more than those sports, has style. And no one has done more to try to capture that than the collection of bloggers known as Freedarko.""--New York Times""To say that they've written one of the most enlightening books on the game's evolution (which they have) is to miss the point. The book isn't intended solely to educate; it's also meant to entertain, and to that end it succeeds wildly.""--Sports Illustrated""FreeDarko isn't standing outside the mainstream of basketball discussion: It's driving it ... This is a history of basketball told straight, but smartly, with wit and detail and undeniable affection....Any NBA fan can read this: It's not for grad students and stoners and revisionists; it's for everyone ... We are now living in a FreeDarko world. Hail, hail.""--New York Magazine""This is a history of basketball written with a degree of con