Golden Days: West's Lakers, Steph's Warriors, and the California Dreamers Who Reinvented Basketball

Golden Days: West's Lakers, Steph's Warriors, and the California Dreamers Who Reinvented Basketball

by Jack McCallum


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ISBN-13: 9780399179099
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/02/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 766,772
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Jack McCallum is the New York Times bestselling author of Dream Team and Seven Seconds or Less and a longtime member of the staff of Sports Illustrated. While concentrating mostly on basketball—in 2005 he won the Curt Gowdy Media Award from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame—he has also edited the weekly Scorecard section of the magazine, covered five Olympic games, and written about virtually every sport, including bowling, bicycle racing, squash, and wrestling. McCallum teaches journalism at Muhlenberg College and lives with his wife in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

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Table of Contents

Prologue West Agonistes xiii

Chapter 1 Uncertain Start to the Revolution 3

Chapter 2 The Terrific Tandem of West and Baylor 8

Chapter 3 Shopping in the Hamptons 27

Chapter 4 1969: A Summer of Discontent 34

Chapter 5 Curry's Unhappy Draft Day 52

Chapter 6 Fame and Glory but No Ring 59

Chapter 7 When Peter Met Joe 69

Chapter 8 Elegant Elgin Exits 81

Chapter 9 The Logo Signs On 90

Chapter 10 And a Celtic (?) Shall Lead Them 103

Chapter 11 Steph Stays, Fans Fret 119

Chapter 12 The Immortal Streak 128

Chapter 13 Kerr: Light Touch, Heavy Influence 158

Chapter 14 A Loss at Last; Wilt Throws a Bash for the Ages 175

Chapter 15 Gaining a Record but Losing a Title 192

Chapter 16 Championship Brings West Only Muted Joy 202

Chapter 17 A Season Not on the Brink Exactly, But … 210

Chapter 18 Cooke Stirs the Wrong Pot 235

Chapter 19 West and the Art of Talent Evaluation 244

Chapter 20 A Championship and a Sad Goodbye 263

Epilogue 283

Acknowledgments 289

Photograph Credits 295

Index 297

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