Joy of Basketball: An Encyclopedia of the Modern Game

byBen Detrick, Andrew KuoForeword byDesus Nice

November 9, 2021|
Joy of Basketball: An Encyclopedia of the Modern Game by Ben Detrick
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A vibrant, unconventional, highly opinionated guide to the triumphs, joys, struggles, and heartbreaks of the modern era of the game, for every obsessive basketball fan who loves to hate hot takes

The Joy of Basketball celebrates the meteoric rise of basketball over the last quarter century by ignoring the bland, traditionalist binary of wins or losses. Instead, the book's focus is on everything else. Using text, charts, and illustrations that upend conventional jock wisdom, the book details the most incredible players in history, draft flops, long-limbed oddballs, superteams, the international talent wave, brawls, scandals, the rapid evolution of contemporary gameplay, coaching, fashion, crime, positional erosion, tragic tales, memes, and the sacred Kardashian Blessing. Bouncing between witty graphics and keen sociopolitical observations, The Joy of Basketball is a subversive sports manifesto camouflaged as a colorful reference book for your coffee table.
Ben Detrick has been a contributing writer to the New York Times since 2007, covering pop culture, style, nightlife, travel, and music. His byline has appeared in publications like New York magazine, The New Yorker, GQ, Vice, Vibe, and Complex. Detrick is the cofounder and cohost of Cookies Hoops, and has been a guest on The Ringer NBA...
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Title:Joy of Basketball: An Encyclopedia of the Modern Game
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:352 pages, 9.3 X 7.2 X 1.1 in
Shipping dimensions:352 pages, 9.3 X 7.2 X 1.1 in
Published:November 9, 2021
Publisher:Harry N. Abrams
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781419754821

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