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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"
Praise for The Undisputed Guide to Pro Basketball History
“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
All in all, the book is definitely worth picking up if you're an NBA fan.
I just received this book in the mail yesterday, so I've only read the first few chapters, but it's already been exceptional.
This is a fantastic book filled with graphics, art, and a short yet insightful history of professional basketball.
This was a Christmas gift, and when I took it out of the box to wrap it, noticed some dents in the edges of the book. Read morePublished 24 months ago by kristen
"The Undisputed Guide to Pro Basketball History" is a fine read. This book breaks professional basketball into eras as they relate to particular players and events, not just by... Read morePublished 24 months ago by dl5335
I don't know that it's THE undisputed guide. But it is AN undisputed guide. This falls somewhere between David Halberstam's "Breaks of the Game," the gold standard, and Bill... Read morePublished on July 2, 2011 by Kevin Wilson
I enjoyed reading this book for the most part. It was entertaining, especially the sidebar tidbits/factoids. However, there were a few errors that I noticed. Read morePublished on June 28, 2011 by CT
This is the first pro basketball history book with real style and a real feel for the game. The illustrations are tremendous and add to the overall hip coolness to the... Read morePublished on April 18, 2011 by Brian Maitland
Early in the book, the reader is struck with a great illustration of Red Auerbach's Celtic Machine ... and we're off. Read morePublished on March 1, 2011 by Timothy R. Sullivan
This might have been my favorite Christmas Present this year. TUGTPB is funny, entertaining, and informative. Read morePublished on January 20, 2011 by Michel A. Enos
If you've read the FreeDarko blog, you know what you're getting into with this book: a funny, irreverent look at pro basketball. Read morePublished on December 28, 2010 by Sean Sheehan
In writing a review for this book, it is difficult to even know where to begin. A year ago I miraculously made it through all 700+ pages of The Book of Basketball (Simmons) and... Read morePublished on December 24, 2010 by Matogo