By Alexander Wolff
Made in the USA, basketball is a activity that stirs a countrywide ardour, attaining fever pitch through the NCAA's March insanity and the NBA Finals. Masterfully assembled by means of longtime Sports Illustrated author Alexander Wolff, Basketball spans 8 a long time to collect a dream crew of writers as awe-inspiring and forever creative because the online game itself. listed below are in-depth profiles of the legends of the hardcourt--Russell, Kareem, chook, Jordan, and LeBron--and storied franchises akin to the Knicks and Celtics, in addition to magnificent photographs of the flash and sizzle of playground ball and extra own reflections at the online game via a few of America's most interesting writers, between them Donald corridor, John Edgar Wideman, and Pat Conroy. Highlights contain James Naismith recalling how he invented the sport that might move directly to overcome the area; John McPhee taking pictures the ever-disciplined invoice Bradley as a Princeton Tiger; Peter Goldman's indelible portrait of the existence and demise of a Harlem Globetrotter; and Michael Lewis's account of the courageous new international of NBA analytics. vintage journalism approximately inner-city basketball via Pete Axthelm, Rick Telander, and Darcy Frey is joined through tales of the game's reputation throughout the United States, from the heartland of Hoosier state to an Apache Reservation in Arizona.
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Basketball: Great Writing About America's Game by Alexander Wolff