Monday, February 15, 2016

Basketball Books I Have Read

1* Life on the Run, 1976 & 1995
2* Hondo: Celtic Man in Motion, 1977
3* The Short Season: A Boston Celtics Diary, 1977-1978, 1979
4* The Breaks of the Game, 1981
5* Giant Steps: The Autobiography of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, 1983
6* Loose Balls: The Short, Wild Life of the American Basketball Association, 1990
7* Tall Tales: The Glory Years of the NBA, in the Words of the Men Who Played, Coached, and Built Pro Basketball, 1992
8* Unfinished Business: On and Off the Court with the 1990-91 Boston Celtics, 1992
9* The Jordan Rules, 1993
10* Sacred Hoops: Spiritual Lessons of a Hardwood Warrior, 1995
11* Living the Dream: My Life and Basketball, 1995
12* Bad as I Wanna Be, 1996
13* Unguarded: My Forty Years Surviving in the NBA, 2000
14* Playing for Keeps: Michael Jordan and the World He Made, 2000
15* At the Buzzer! Havlicek Steals, Erving Soars, Magic Deals, Michael Scores! 2001
16* Shaq Talks Back, 2001
17* I May Be Wrong but I Doubt It, 2002
18* Total Basketball: The Ultimate Basketball Encyclopedia, 2003
19* The Big O: My Life, My Times, My Game, 2003
20* Chocolate Thunder: The Uncensored Life and Time of Darryl Dawkins, 2003
21* Let Me Tell You a Story: A Lifetime in the Game, 2004
22* Wilt: Larger Than Life, 2004
23* Basketbalový Světoběžník (Basketball Globetrotter), 2005
24* The Last Season: A Team in Search of Its Soul, 2005
25* Lapchick: The Life of a Legendary Player and Coach in the Glory Days of Basketball, 2006 & 2016
26* The Basketball Book, 2007
27* Pistol: The Life of Peter Maravich, 2007
28* Seven Seconds or Less: My Season on the Bench with the Runnin' and Gunnin' Phoenix Suns, 2007
29* The Macrophenomenal Pro Basketball Almanac: Styles, Stats, and Stars in Today's Game, 2008
30* The First Tip-Off: The Incredible Story of the Birth of the NBA, 2008
31* The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to The Sports Guy, 2009, & TBOB Updated, 2010
32* The Art of a Beautiful Game: The Thinking Fan's Tour of the NBA, 2009
33* The Undisputed Guide to Pro Basketball History, 2010
34* When the Game Was Ours, 2010
35* Shaq Uncut: My Story, 2011
36* King of the Court: Bill Russell and the Basketball Revolution, 2011
37* When the Garden Was Eden: Clyde, the Captain, Dollar Bill, and the Glory Days of the New York Knicks, 2011
38* West by West: My Charmed, Tormented Life, 2012
39* Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success, 2013
40* Dr. J: The Autobiography, 2013
41* Dream Team: How Michael, Magic, Larry, Charles, and the Greatest Team of All Time Conquered the World and Changed the Game of Basketball Forever, 2013
42* Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s, 2014
43* Michael Jordan: The Life, 2014
44* Facing Michael Jordan: Players Recall the Greatest Basketball Player Who Ever Lived, 2014
45* Nebáli Se Své Odvahy (Were Not Afraid of Their Courage), 2014
46* Basketball's Greatest, 2014
47* Not a Game: The Incredible Rise and Unthinkable Fall of Allen Iverson, 2015
48* Drazen: The Remarkable Life and Legacy of the Mozart of Basketball, 2015
49* Got to Give the People What They Want: True Stories and Flagrant Opinions from Center Court, 2015
50* Elgin Baylor: The Man Who Changed Basketball, 2015
51* Boys Among Men: How the Prep-to-Pro Generation Redefined the NBA and Sparked a Basketball Revolution, 2016
52* Back from the Dead, 2016
53* Showboat: The Life of Kobe Bryant, 2016
54* The Curse: The Colorful & Chaotic History of the LA Clippers, 2016
55* Furious George: My Forty Years Surviving NBA Divas, Clueless GMs, and Poor Shot Selection, 2017
56* Return of the King: LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Greatest Comeback in NBA History, 2017

I'm going to read next:

* Drive: The Story of My Life, 1989
* Magic Johnson: My Life, 1992
* Golden Days: West's Lakers, Steph's Warriors, and the California Dreamers Who Reinvented Basketball, 2017

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