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This review is from: Giants: The 25 Greatest Centers of All Time (Hardcover)
"Giants" Big Men Who Shook The NBA, by Mark Heisler,is a must own book, for any basketball fan who enjoyed the era of the dominent center. The top 25 centers of all-time are profiled in detail, with great photo's,statistics, and commentary by some of the greats of the game. I will tell you that Wilt Chamberlain is ranked #1 of all-time, and Artis Gilmore is in at #25. In between, all the greats are like Russell, Jabbar, Oneal, Malone, Walton, Mikan, Reed,Thurmond and Duncan are just some of the 25 centers who are profiled. Special insight from Jerry West, Willis Reed, and analysis from Pete Newell make this book even more appealing. Willis Reed states, "I was very proud of my first game against Chamberlain, I scored 32 points, and I held him to 56 points?" Imagine that! He held Wilt to 56 points? It is insights like that from Reed, that makes this book so special. This coffee table book is all that it is cracked up to be, and is one of the finest books ever published on the sport. I highly recommend this book to any fan, both young and old, so you can spend hours with friends arguing, who was the greatest center of all-time.