- Paperback: 432 pages
- Publisher: Pocket (November 1, 1993)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0671760505
- ISBN-13: 978-0671760502
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 4 x 6.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,033,345 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The GOLDEN BOYS Paperback – November 1, 1993
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Anyone who is a fan of the NBA should read this book. You'll have a much greater understanding on what went on behind the scenes of the greatest basketball team in history.
Stauth effectively (and cleverly) weaves in biographical material about each of the players, as he explores the team's selection process, the 1992 NBA season, and the various hijinks before and during the Olympics. Of particular note, the section about how head coach Chuck Daly and his assistants were selected through backroom politics seemed very plausible, if not amusing. Another highlight is the early section about an incredible "anything goes" shoot-around game of H-O-R-S-E between Johnson, Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Clyde Drexler, and Chris Mullin. Stauth's reporting here seems top notch, as he describes it so well that you can easily visualize it in front of your eyes.
The only hazard light I wish to mention about this book is Stauth's frequent tendency to get inside a player's head and describe what he thinks or is feeling. I suspect that no Dream Teamer (let alone any high-end pro athlete) would realistically be that candid with any sports journalist.Read more ›