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

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

There is only one writer on the planet who possesses enough basketball knowledge and passion to write the definitive book on the NBA.* Bill Simmons, the from-the-womb hoops addict known to millions as ESPN.com?s Sports Guy, is that writer. And The Book of Basketball is that book. Nowhere in the roundball universe will you find another single volume that covers as much in s There is only one writer on the planet who possesses enough basketball knowledge and passion to write the definitiv...

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Title:The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to The Sports Guy
Author:Bill Simmons
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Genres:Sports and Games
ISBN:The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to The Sports Guy
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:736 pages pages

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

  • Jake
    Dec 18, 2009
    Here's the problem with being a huge fan of a prolific columnist: When you've read every single word a guy has squeaked out for 7-plus years, you start to know all his (or her, I suppose) jokes, all their beats and all their tendencies. You lose the element of surprise. So when it w...
  • Joe
    Nov 03, 2009
    Ultimately, a pretty disappointing book. As a big fan of the Sports Guy's columns about the NBA, I thought I would be laughing from beginning to end and learning a lot. Neither turned out to be true. By expanding upon the worst parts of his columns - his obsessive biases towards certai...
  • Bobby Otter
    Nov 02, 2009
    Thoughts (Simmons style): Simmons must have hired John Iriving's editor to edit this book... and that's not a complement. What was the point of the Grumpy Old Editor? To not edit? I think this is the world longest coffee table book. The Most Valuable Chapter? Why was this in ...
  • Andrew
    Dec 05, 2009
    It's incredibly entertaining at best, infuriating and a drunken digression at others. Simmons views himself as an expert, and that comes through on every page - whether in his decision that John Stockton played in era of "inflated assists" or his condemnation of the last twenty minutes...
  • Hilary
    Jan 10, 2010
    I have to confess that finishing this book felt like something of a chore. At 700 pages, you really have to love basketball, or Bill Simmons - or both - to get through it. I like basketball a lot, but I can't pretend to have followed it very closely, historically. The Book of Baseball ...
  • Jan
    Nov 18, 2009
    This highly entertaining book is many things: a fan's love letter to his favorite sport (and the players and teams who made it so), an attempt to place professional basketball in the cultural (and racial) landscape of twentieth century America, and an attempt to settle arguments about ...
  • Paul Mcleod
    Apr 12, 2010
    When Chuck Klosterman and, of all intellectual giants, Bill Walton can destroy the theoretical foundation of your 700-page book's analysis in ten pages worth of cameos...well, it's probably asking too much for you to admit that you wasted the last two years of your life and start over ...
  • Will Johnson
    Oct 30, 2009
    Reprinted from my website Secure Immaturity: The Sports Guy (aka Bill Simmons) is an engaging, Internet personality. He previously wrote a book that was a collection of his highly successful and entertaining Internet postings regarding his beloved Red Sox. Any fan of Simmons knows t...
  • Doug Stotland
    Apr 07, 2012
    If you're a huge NBA fan, a guy, are between the ages 40 and 48 (as of 2012) and have watched an insane amount of TV and movies this is a no-brainier 5 star book(1). Otherwise I don't think you'll like it. I haven't enjoyed a book this much in a very long time. Malcom Gladwell nails...
  • Derek
    Jul 29, 2011
    The Sports Guy is known for his willingness to authoritatively state his opinions in an entertaining manner featuring his parenthetical prowess, command of pop cultural metaphor, crazed zeal for his subject matter, seemingly endless encyclopedic dissertation of facts, and personal conn...