Buy Used
CDN$ 16.68
FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 35.
Used: Acceptable | Details
Sold by SevenAges(TM)
Condition: Used: Acceptable
Comment: Shows signs of wear. Ships direct from Amazon!
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to The Sports Guy Hardcover – Oct 27 2009

4.5 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews

See all 6 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
CDN$ 32.97 CDN$ 9.67

Strong Is the New Pretty

click to open popover

No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Product details

  • Hardcover: 736 pages
  • Publisher: ESPN; 1st Edition edition (Oct. 27 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 034551176X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345511768
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 4.4 x 24.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #150,634 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description


“[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


From the Trade Paperback edition.

About the Author

Bill Simmons writes “The Sports Guy” column for’s Page 2 and ESPN: The Magazine. He is the author of Now I Can Die In Peace, founded the award-winning website, and was a writer for Jimmy Kimmel Live. He commutes between his home in Los Angeles and Fenway Park.

See all Product description

Customer reviews

Read reviews that mention

Top customer reviews

August 5, 2014
Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase
December 1, 2016
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
October 11, 2014
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
December 5, 2015
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
January 7, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
July 20, 2016
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
February 13, 2016
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
May 28, 2012
Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery & Returns

Need Help?