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The high-stakes action you never get to see
The New NBA is the hottest game in town, a showcase for big men and bigger money. But the real games have always taken place off the court. Now, three of America's top sports journalists have teamed up to create a fascinating, thoroughly documented behind-the-scenes portrait of the NBA. For the first time, Money Players tells the complete stories behind:
- How the Detroit Pistons superstar Isiah Thomas was said to be heavily in debt from dice games, raising questions about the depth of his ties to a sports-betting ring involving organized crime figures
- The murder of Michael Jordan's father, the superstar's retirement and triumphant return, and his high-stakes gambling with shady characters
- The rise of Commissioner David Stern, whose billion-dollar success story is now dangerously at odds with the reckless superstars it created
- The entrenched racism in the NBA; the power of agents over players and entire franchises; a new generation of players on the edge; and much more.