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The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to The Sports Guy

  • Au­thor: Bill Sim­mons
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    What's good about this book is the same that's bad about it. It's a col­lec­­tion of the pre­j­u­dices, knee­­jerk re­ac­­tions and home­­risms of Bill Sim­­mons when dis­­­cussing a sub­­­ject he re­al­­ly is pas­­sion­ate about, the NBA.

    I would pre­fer he spend his time in­­ter­view­ing re­tired play­ers (his Wal­­ton chap­ter is awe­­some, as is a long ar­ti­­cle about Bill Rus­sell he did ear­li­er this year) than or­der­ing dis­­­parate and in­­­com­­pa­ra­ble things (be­­cause how can Bowie-over-Jor­­dan and Wal­­ton's feet be in the same list in any or­der?)

    In any case, it's clear­­ly a labour of love and foot­notes, and I like both things.