Monday, July 13, 2015

Eleven Excellent Basketball Books That I Have Read

I have just finished  Not a Game:  The Incredible Rise and Unthinkable Fall of Allen  Iverson.  Very good book.  Well documented.  As I am from  the Philadelphia area and a basketball fan, there were very few surprises upon reading the book. While Iverson was a star on the court,  he was not nearly as successful off it.  Babb  focuses on dark side of Iverson, his legal issues, marital woes, financial problems and lack of discipline in missing meetings, practices  and dealing with management ( including coaches.)

 I am also including a list of the top books that I have enjoyed about basketball. Off the top of my head and in no particular order:
  1. A Sense Of Where You Are by John McPhee
  2. A Season on the Brink by John Feinstein
  3. A  Season inside: One Year in College Basketball by John Feinstein
  4. The Miracle of St. Anthony by Adrian Wojaarowski
  5. Dream Team by Jack McCallum
  6. Pistol: The Life of Pete Maravich byMark Kriegel
  7. The Breaks of the Game by David Halberstam
  8. The Jordan Rules by Sam Smith
  9. The Hoops Whisperer by Idan Ravin
  10. Showtime by Jeff Pearlman
  11. Eleven Rings by Phil Jackson

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