Foreword by Malcolm Gladwell
Newly updated with fresh takes on LeBron, Kobe, the Celtics &
*Including even more footnotes!
Bill Simmons, the wildly opinionated and thoroughly entertaining
hoops addict known to millions as ESPN.com's Sports Guy, has
written the definitive book on the past, present, and future of the
NBA. From the age-old question of who actually won the rivalry
between Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain to the one about which
team was truly the best of all time, Simmons opens-and then closes,
once and for all-every major pro basketball debate. Then he takes
it further by completely reevaluating not only how NBA Hall of Fame
inductees should be chosen but how the institution must be reshaped
from the ground up, the result being the Pyramid: Simmons's
one-of-a-kind five-level shrine to the ninety-six greatest players
in the history of pro basketball. And ultimately he takes fans to
the heart of it all, as he uses a conversation with one NBA great
to uncover that coveted thing: The Secret of Basketball.
Comprehensive, authoritative, controversial, hilarious, and
impossible to put down (even for Celtic-haters), The Book of
Basketball offers every hardwood fan a courtside seat beside
the game's finest, funniest, and fiercest chronicler.