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Rise and FireFlatiron Books. 2016. ISBN: 9781250062178,1250062179. 352 pages.
It’s hard to believe that there was a time when the jump shot didn’t exist in basketball. When the sport was invented in 1891, players would take set shots with both feet firmly planted on the ground. Defenders controlled the sport, the pace was slower, and games would frequently end with scores fit for a football field. It took almost forty years before players began shooting jump shots of any kind and sixty-five years before it became a common sight. When the first jump shooting pioneers...
When the Game Was OursHoughton Mifflin Harcourt. 2009. ISBN: 0547416814,9780547416816. 352 pages.
From the moment these two players took the court on opposing sides, they engaged in a fierce physical and psychological battle. Their uncommonly competitive relationship came to symbolize the most compelling rivalry in the NBA. These were the basketball epics of the 1980s — Celtics vs Lakers, East vs West, physical vs finesse, Old School vs Showtime, even white vs black. Each pushed the other to greatness — together Bird and Johnson collected eight NBA Championships, six MVP awards and helped...
Now I Can Die in PeaceBallantine Books. 2017. ISBN: 9781933060729,1933060727. 454 pages.
The author of ESPN's "Sports Guy" column describes the long years leading up to the Boston Red Sox World Series win in 2004, reexamining the events and personalities of the historic season and reflecting on what it means to the ultimate Red Sox fan in 2009.
The Book of BasketballEspn Books. 2017. ISBN: 9780345520104,0345520106. 734 pages.
An opinionated tour of the past, present, and future of pro basketball, written by ESPN's "Sports Guy" columnist, shares insights on everything from major NBA events and underrated players to how Hall of Famers should be selected.