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“[A] slam dunk.”—USA Today
“The work of a true fan . . . It might just represent the next phase of sports commentary.”—The Atlantic
“May be one of those literary lollapaloozas that Simmons’s fans must buy.”—The New York Times
“Wildly prolific, ceaselessly witty, harmlessly crass, and generally wise, Simmons has built an everydude empire by triangulating the trashy pop-culture futon talk of Chuck Klosterman and the stats-heavy philosophizing of Malcolm Gladwell.”—The Village Voice
“This is just plain fun. . . . The true NBA fan will dive into this hefty volume and won’t resurface for about a week.”—Booklist (starred review)
“The book flows much like Mr. Simmons’s ESPN columns. . . . Opinion gushes out of him. But he backs it up with equal parts serious research and off-angle observations. . . . He has produced enough provocative arguments to fuel barstool arguments far into the future.”—The Wall Street Journal
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
Bill Simmons writes “The Sports Guy” column for ESPN.com’s Page 2 and ESPN: The Magazine. He is the author of Now I Can Die In Peace, founded the award-winning bostonsportsguy.com website, and was a writer for Jimmy Kimmel Live. He commutes between his home in Los Angeles and Fenway Park.
From the Hardcover edition.
A thoroughly entertaining read for anyone that has even a middling interest in the history of the NBA. A great book to read while relaxing outside in the summer!Published on May 28 2012 by TBooks2089
Bill Simmons, ESPN's The Sports Guy, has produced a real slam dunk of a book on the history of professional basketball in America. Read morePublished on March 20 2011 by Ian Gordon Malcomson
If you know Bill "do you agree?" Simmons from his columns on Page 2 or his BS Report podcasts, you pretty much know what you're getting with this book. Read morePublished on Sept. 8 2010 by Brian Maitland
Simmons has written a fun, passionate, highly subjective, and entertaining book on NBA players and teams. Read morePublished on May 13 2010 by Gordon Forsyth
Highly insightful and very entertaining. If you are a hoops fan, you MUST read this. And be sure to check out the footnotes--they are hilarious!Published on Dec 9 2009 by Jeffrey D. Sharma