The list author says: "The best sport in the world has benefited from some of the best sports writing in the world. From Halberstam to Albom, from Macallum to Feinstein, good basketball books flow as fast and as exciting as the game itself."
"Outstanding account of the 1984 NBA Draft when Jordan was taken, as well as Olajawon, Barkley, and Stockton. Supplies context to Portland's pick of Sam Bowie. A great story that changed the NBA forever."
"This value of this book is its wonderful pictures that profile the 50 greatest NBA players. This is an over-sized coffee table book, which makes the color, glossy photos even better. The cherry on top is David Halberstam writes the foreword."
"Entertaining and insightful, Outrageous is Barkley unfiltered. It combines recounts hilarious moments of trash-talking (to B. Laimbeer), and humbling regrets (inadvertantly spitting on a little girl). Barkley fans will love it."
"This book is loaded with fantastic pictures that take the reader from the Tournament of the Americas in Portland to the Gold Medal ceremony in Barcelona. However, the pictures are not the only selling point. Coach Chuck Daily's narrative adds to the story, although the pictures are the reason get this book."
"The book is a fantasitic pictoral history of the first 25 years of the Portland Trail Blazers. There is some writing to tell the story that goes along with the pictures, but the photos from Adelman's playing days, to the championship team, to the Final's teams of the early 90's is the reason to get this book."
"Before Riley was known for his grind-the-game-to-a-halt Knicks teams of the 90's, he was all about the fastbreaking of Show Time L.A. basketball of the 80's. This book tells the story of the championships of early in that decade. Great insight from one of the greatest basketball minds."
"This book is a way to learn about the players that defined the NBA before Jordan, Bird, and Magic. The book profiles 25 players. Photos and stories make up each player's biographical stetch. Players include Oscar Robertson, Jerry West, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Pete Maravich, and Julius Erving."