Rockin' Steady: A Guide to Basketball and Cool

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For millions of basketball fans in the 1970s, Walt "Clyde" Frazier defined the word cool. One of the greatest point guards in NBA history, Clyde guided the New York Knicks to their only two championships with a style and flair that was wholly his own. Back in 1974, Clyde and New York Times sportswriter Ira Berkow collaborated on a book that has become an iconic and much-sought-after piece of basketball history. Now, three decades later, Rockin' Steady: A Guide to Basketball & Cool is back with an all-new ...

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Overview

For millions of basketball fans in the 1970s, Walt "Clyde" Frazier defined the word cool. One of the greatest point guards in NBA history, Clyde guided the New York Knicks to their only two championships with a style and flair that was wholly his own. Back in 1974, Clyde and New York Times sportswriter Ira Berkow collaborated on a book that has become an iconic and much-sought-after piece of basketball history. Now, three decades later, Rockin' Steady: A Guide to Basketball & Cool is back with an all-new introduction, afterword, and everything that made it one of the most unusual sports books of all time.

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Walt "Clyde" Frazier was the king of cool on and off the court as he guided the New York Knicks to their only two championships. With the help of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Berkow, Frazier released this amalgam of biography and basketball how-to in 1974. Readers will find tips on playing the game and lessons on the art of being cool, which, of course, includes dressing in style and romancing the ladies. Featuring numerous pix from Sports Illustrated photographer Walter Iooss Jr., the book is definitely a relic of its time, but Clyde is still the coolest. — Mike Rogers, "Classic Returns," Booksmack! 1/6/11
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  • ISBN-13: 9780137822355
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 1/28/1974
  • Pages: 160

Meet the Author

Walt Frazier is the New York Knicks' color analyst on the MSG Network. Honored as one of the NBA's 50 greatest players, he led the Knicks to two world championships in 1970 and 1973 and saw his jersey retired by the franchise in 1979. He lives in New York City. Ira Berkow has been a sports columnist and feature writer for the New York Times for more than 25 years who won the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting in 2001 and was a finalist for the Pulitzer for commentary in 1988. He is the author of 19 books, including the bestsellers Red: A Biography of Red Smith and Maxwell Street: Survival in a Bazaar, as well as two memoirs, Full Swing and To the Hoop. Hank Greenberg: The Story of My Life, co-written and edited by Mr. Berkow, was a primary source for the award-winning documentary The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg. He lives in New York City.

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