Anne's Reviews > Young, Black, Rich and Famous: The Rise of the NBA, The Hip Hop Invasion and the Transformation of American Culture

Young, Black, Rich and Famous by Todd Boyd
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Jun 17, 08

This one put a lot of puzzle pieces together for me. I kind of forgot I had grown up in basketball country in the 70s and 80s, under the Bobby Knight shadow, watching basketball probably once a week for a decade of my life. I hadn't put the pieces together of the blackification of basketball and the critiques about "run and gun style"--meaning fast and hyper-individual, and "non-team-playing"--I heard from people back home. These connections put a whole different spin on everything, so to speak.

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