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Sports Guy Unplugged THE BOOK OF BASKETBALL PAGEby Bill Simmons ** You can purchase the Book of Basketball's paperback at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble or Random House. Because paperbacks tend to run longer than hardcovers, I tightened the hardcover by about 35 pages, then added additional material, new footnotes and fresh takes on LeBron, Howard, Kobe, Wade and Allen, and a revised Hall of Fame Pyramid. The hardcover was 706 pages; the paperback is 704 pages.
Join host Bill Littlefield and special guest New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft to celebrate OAG‘s 20th anniversary with a live taping of the show! During our evening of sports conversation, Bill will host a panel with veteran sports writer Bob Ryan, Deadspin founder and Sports On Earth contributor Will Leitch, and ESPN’s Jemele Hill. We’ll also be joined by NPR’s Scott Simon, OAG’s resident analyst and Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me! joker Charlie Pierce and former Red Sox and Montreal Expos pitcher Bill “Spaceman” Lee! Only A Game
The Top 100 Sports Books of All Time In the early 1900s editor Maxwell Perkins told anyone who would listen that Chicago sports columnist Ring Lardner was the most talented writer he knew, high praise given that Perkins' stable included Hemingway, Fitzgerald and Thomas Wolfe. It shouldn't have come as a shock, though. Many of the country's best writers have long been fascinated with sports, and that passion shows up in their prose. After all, when done right, sportswriting transcends bats and balls to display all the traits of great literature: incision, wit, force and vision, suffused with style and substance. SI.com - Sports Illustrated -- The Magazine - SI's Top 100 Sports Books of All Time - Sunday January 26, 2003 04:45 PM