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The Book of Basketball by Bill Simmons
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What's good about this book is the same that's bad about it. It's a collection of the prejudices, kneejerk reactions and homerisms of Bill Simmons when discussing a subject he really is passionate about, the NBA.

I would prefer he spend his time interviewing retired players (his Walton chapter is awesome, as is a long article about Bill Russell he did earlier this year) than ordering disparate and incomparable things (because how can Bowie-over-Jordan and Walton's feet be in the same list in any order?)

In any case, it's clearly a labour of love and footnotes, and I like both things.

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Reading Progress

November 26, 2013 – Started Reading
November 26, 2013 – Shelved
December 4, 2013 – Finished Reading

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