A Look Inside FreeDarko Presents: The Undisputed Guide to Pro Basketball History
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"Loud, Fat, and Gifted:
The Irrepressible Charles Barkley"
"The Hair Up There"
"The Nuclear Option:
Wilt Chamberlain, The Man Who Went Too Far"
“Baseball has its numbers and football has its hard hits, but basketball, more than those sports, has style. And no one has done more to try to capture that than the collection of bloggers known as Freedarko.” ―New York Times
“To say that they've written one of the most enlightening books on the game's evolution (which they have) is to miss the point. The book isn't intended solely to educate; it's also meant to entertain, and to that end it succeeds wildly.” ―Sports Illustrated
“FreeDarko isn't standing outside the mainstream of basketball discussion: It's driving it ... This is a history of basketball told straight, but smartly, with wit and detail and undeniable affection....Any NBA fan can read this: It's not for grad students and stoners and revisionists; it's for everyone ... We are now living in a FreeDarko world. Hail, hail.” ―New York Magazine
“This is a history of basketball written with a degree of conceptual complexity that's just about unique in the canon of the sport. But it's also an inviting, accessible narrative that doesn't have to be praised in terms of baroque sociology... It's also, and by some distance, the prettiest sports book I've ever seen... It's like a McSweeney's you don't have to pet.” ―The Run of Play
“The book is an essential guide to the NBA as seen through the eyes of brilliant outsiders--writers, statisticians, and illustrators--unwilling to describe the contents of the game in the typical language of the sports section. If you are watching basketball without the guidance of FreeDarko, you are simply doing it wrong.” ―The Portland Mercury
“A highly graphic look at both well-and lesser-known moments in the pro game's past, written by the sport's most entertaining bloggers. Get infotained with illustrated awesomeness.” ―Maxim