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Posted January 9, 2012
A Book Worthy Of Its Subject
David Halberstam was one of the great cultural historians of the 20th century. This book explores the links between sports TV, sneakers, celebrity, college basketball, and NBA owners and Players. Halberstam loved basketball and wrote about it with a clear eye. He mourned the loss of the earlier NBA he chronicled so well in the Breaks Of The Game while he realized it had to grow and change or die. Michael Jordan is front and center but other icons including Phil Jackson and Larry Bird are deftly sketched. Halberstam also compassionately portrays oddballs and outcasts like Dennis Rodman and the other Detroit Nasty Boys. After reading this book, I wish I had paid more attention to Jordan and the Bulls during their great run. Halberstam will never write another book and that is a loss to readers of both history and sports writingWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 5, 2006
I throughly enjoyed this. Being an athlete but not a basketball player i still found this book inspiring, and very interesting. Who wouldn't want to read about the arguably best athlete ever?Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 19, 2006
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