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    Description

    A sweeping and revelatory history of basketball, drawing upon hundreds of hours of interviews with the greatest players, coaches, executives, and journalists in the history of the game.

    In an effort to tell the complete story of basketball in all its fascinating dimensions, acclaimed authors Jackie MacMullan, Rafe Bartholomew, and Dan Klores have compiled nearly a thousand hours' worth of interviews with a staggering number of basketball greats. They've talked to hundreds of legendary players, such as Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, and Magic Johnson, and spoken with renowned coaches, including Phil Jackson and Coach K, as well as numerous executives, commissioners, and journalists. Most impressive was the extraordinary quality of the interviews. Again and again, players spoke candidly about secrets and told stories they'd never before discussed on the record.

    The audiobook that grew out of those interviews is an extraordinary project and quite possibly the most ambitious basketball work ever made. At once a definitive oral history and something far more literary and intimate, this is the never-before-told story of how basketball came to be and about what it means to those who've given their lives to the game.

    Read by James Fouhey, Jim Frangione, Sullivan Jones, Pete Larkin, January LaVoy, and Carol Monda.

    ©2018 Jackie MacMullan, Rafe Bartholomew, and Dan Klores (P)2018 Random House Audio

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    "This is a shadow history of how basketball became the game that it is today - it's all the details you don't know about the all the stuff you always thought you understood. Maybe you think you know everything about Wilt's 100-point game. You don't. Maybe you think you have a grasp on the ABA and the ACC and the complexity of institutional racism and Michael Jordan's secret grudge with George Gervin. You do not. This is not a book for people who just think basketball is OK. This is a book for people who care." (Chuck Klosterman, New York Times best-selling author of I Wear the Black Hat and But What If We're Wrong?)

    “The boldface names (Russell, Wilt, West, Jordan, Bird, Magic) and the boldface events (Celtics dynasty, Showtime, Magic's HIV) are all here. But what I appreciate most about A Love Story were the reminiscences about the women's game and especially the accounts of the racial battles fought by the game's pioneers. Jackie and Rafe have done a masterful job of historical hoops excavation.” (Jack McCallum, New York Times best-selling author of Dream Team and Seven Seconds or Less)

    “A must-read for hoops fans.... powerful and heartbreaking." (Slate)

    “Basketball is developing its own reputation for outstanding writing - as this sterling "love story" about the game from MacMullan and Bartholomew attests.” (Booklist, starred review)  

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    • Adam Kosberg
    • 02/12/2018

    Underwhelming

    This is a book of quotes spliced together. I have high respect for Jackie MacMullan and that is book was disappointing. The narrators were also poor. I didn’t know this until I purchased the book, but it is an oral history which I guess means a book of quotes from people about a topic. There are some stories in the book that are interesting and it is interesting to hear from players and coaches about certain topics but overall I was very disappointed

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    • AndrzejKotarski
    • 16/12/2018

    American basketball oral story

    Full of stars (with Jordan being probably the only top important person who didn't share their thoughts). Insider perspective. Important events, dynasties + quite a lot on woman's game.

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    • Richard Rzendzian
    • 05/01/2019

    Book for any basketball fan

    This book has everything! I learned a ton, it was entertaining, even the narrators were great. Definitely recommend!

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    • Mark B.
    • 10/10/2018

    Amazing

    Very well edited. Some chapters were hard to stop listening to. The others were still good, they just gave me a chance to rest or do something else.

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    • Utilisateur anonyme
    • 22/09/2018

    5/5 Highly Recommended

    A wonderful oral history. A can't miss listen for anyone who loves basketball and its history.

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    • Russell
    • 04/07/2021

    Point-Of-View

    Hearing the point-of-Views of bball history was very informative and entertaining. A must listen!

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    • Owo
    • 23/08/2020

    Solid, easy listen for a wide history of hoops

    Some of the impressions were a little off putting, while reading quotes, but overall a fun listen.

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    • Tyler
    • 01/03/2019

    Great book.

    the story of this sport is so interesting. what the early minority players in this sport went through is heart breaking. this is a true love story for the sport.

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    • Roger Scott
    • 06/01/2019

    This is a must-listen if you like basketball, or sports in general

    What an awesome book! Fantastic stories, people, places, and times! I’ve loved hoops since I was five. Outstanding book! A must for hoops junkies!!!

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    • 26/11/2018

    absolutely awesome

    enjoyed every minute of it, will definitely recommend this book to all hoop fans out there

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    • Daniel
    • 11/10/2018

    For basketball lovers

    You will really like this audiobook if you like basketball, but I’m afraid that someone who didn’t grow up with NBA basketball in the 90s or earlier might find the book a little slow.

    Other than that, I totally enjoyed listening to all the stories and found all parts to be very interesting.

    The book also made me wanting to play, coach and/or watch more basketball.

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