Basketball and Other Things: A Collection of Questions Asked, Answered, Illustrated

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Harry N. Abrams #ad - 1 new york times bestseller******best nonfiction books of 2017 selection by Barnes & Noble******Best Humor and Entertainment Books of 2017 selection by Amazon***. Michael jordan is the acknowledged greatest basketball player of all-time, providing arguments and answers, but what season was Michael Jordan the best version of Michael Jordan? Who's in The Disrespectful Dunk Hall of Fame? What's allowed and absolutely not allowed in a game of pickup basketball? BASKETBALL AND OTHER THINGS presents readers with a set of pivotal and ridiculous questions from basketball history, explained with the wit and wisdom that is unique to Shea Serrano.

Selected by president barack obama as one of the best books he read in 2017. No. Serrano breaks down debates that nba fans didn't even know they needed, because that's how talking about basketball works, with tangents and footnotes laser-ing out in all different directions, from the authoritative Which NBA championship was the most important to the league? to the fantastical If you could assign different values to different shots throughout basketball history, what would they be and why?, because that's how basketball works.

Basketball and Other Things: A Collection of Questions Asked, Answered, Illustrated #ad -  . With incredible art from arturo torres, and legends, what-ifs, this book is a must-have for anyone who has ever stayed up late into the night debating basketball's greatest moments, stories, or for those who are discovering the mythology of basketball for the first time.

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The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, and Deconstructed

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Abrams Image #ad - It's like kanye's verse on "Put On, " except it's a book. Serrano also examines the most important moments that surround the history and culture of rap music--from artists' backgrounds to issues of race, the rise of hip-hop, and the struggles among its major players--both personal and professional. Now being turned into a documentary to be aired on amc in 2018.

New york times best seller********picked by billboard as one of the 100 Greatest Music Books of All-Time********Pitchfork Book Club's first selection****. Here's what the rap year book does: it takes readers from 1979, debating, and comes right up to the present, with Shea Serrano hilariously discussing, widely regarded as the moment rap became recognized as part of the cultural and musical landscape, and deconstructing the most important rap song year by year.

The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, and Deconstructed #ad - It's like the gold tank from master P's "Make 'Em Say Uhh!" video, except it's a book. Covering east coast and west coast, famous rapper feuds, chart toppers, and show stoppers,  The Rap Year Book is an in-depth look at the most influential genre of music to come out of the last generation. Complete with infographics, lyric maps, uproarious and informative footnotes, and short essays by other prominent music writers, portraits of the artists,  The Rap Year Book is both a narrative and illustrated guide to the most iconic and influential rap songs ever created.

It's like the face biggie made when he was on the boat with Puffy in "Hypnotize, " except it's a book. The rap year book the most important Rap Song from Every Year Since 1979 Discussed Debated and Deconstructed.

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Movies And Other Things

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Twelve #ad - Movies And Other Things #ad - Buy it or go to hell. The rap year book the most important Rap Song from Every Year Since 1979 Discussed Debated and Deconstructed. This is a book about movies and other things.

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The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to The Sports Guy

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ESPN #ad - And ultimately he takes fans to the heart of it all, as he uses a conversation with one NBA great to uncover that coveted thing: The Secret of Basketball. Comprehensive, funniest, and impossible to put down even for Celtic-haters, authoritative, hilarious, controversial, The Book of Basketball offers every hardwood fan a courtside seat beside the game’s finest, and fiercest chronicler.

Including even more footnotes! the rap year book the most important Rap Song from Every Year Since 1979 Discussed Debated and Deconstructed. Espn books. The nba according to the sports guyforeword by malcolm gladwell   Newly updated with fresh takes on LeBron, Kobe, the Celtics & more*Bill Simmons, the wildly opinionated and thoroughly entertaining basketball addict known to millions as ESPN.

The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to The Sports Guy #ad - Com’s the sports guy, present, has written the definitive book on the past, and future of the NBA. Then he takes it further by completely reevaluating not only how nbA Hall of Fame inductees should be chosen but how the institution must be reshaped from the ground up, the result being the Pyramid: Simmons’s one-of-a-kind five-level shrine to the ninety-six greatest players in the history of pro basketball.

From the age-old question of who actually won the rivalry between Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain to the one about which team was truly the best of all time, Simmons opens—and then closes, once and for all—every major pro basketball debate.

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Basketball: A Love Story

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Crown Archetype #ad - Of a supposed “white man’s sport” that became a way for people of color, women, and immigrants to claim a new place in society. Espn books. The rap year book the most important Rap Song from Every Year Since 1979 Discussed Debated and Deconstructed. Of a game that demands everything of those who love it, yet gives so much back in return.

Iconic coaches like Phil Jackson and Coach K opened up like never before. This is the true story of basketball. New york times bestsellerinspired by a major espn film series, its profound deeper meaning, this is an extraordinary oral history of basketball—its eye-opening untold history, its transformative influence on the world—as told through an unprecedented series of candid conversations with the game’s ultimate icons.

Basketball: A Love Story #ad - It has passion and heartbreak, triumph and betrayal. Those who shattered glass ceilings, from Bill Russell and Yao Ming to Cheryl Miller and Lisa Leslie, explained what it really took to lay claim to their place in the game. J and jerry west, spoke movingly about their greatest passion. At once a definitive oral history and something far more revelatory and life affirming, Basketball: A Love Story is the defining untold oral history of how basketball came to be, and what it means to those who love it.

For the first time hundreds of legends, Lebron and Steph Curry to Magic Johnson, from Kobe, Dr. This is the greatest love story never told.

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SprawlBall: A Visual Tour of the New Era of the NBA

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - In chapters like “the geography of the nba, ” and “the investor james harden, ” goldsberry explains why today’s on-court product—with its emphasis on shooting, passing, ” “The Evolution of Steph Curry, ” “The Interior Minister Lebron James, and spacing—has never been prettier or more democratic.

And it’s never been more popular. The rap year book the most important Rap Song from Every Year Since 1979 Discussed Debated and Deconstructed. Now, players like Steph Curry and Draymond Green are leading the charge. Espn books. If you want to understand how the modern NBA came to be, you’ll need to read this book.

Nate silver, editor of fivethirtyeight. Comfrom the leading expert in the exploding field of basketball analytics, a stunning infographic decoding of the modern NBA: who shoots where, and how. Beautifully illustrated and sharply written, SprawlBall is both a celebration and a critique of the 3-point shot.

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Bun B's Rapper Coloring and Activity Book

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Harry N. Abrams #ad - Childish Gambino Questlove B. O. B mac miller and many, many more! praise for bun b's Rap Coloring and Activity Book: "A star-studded cast of some of the biggest names in rap, all in one book. Fast company's Co. Create blog "it's 48 pages long, and that's the exact same number of pages the Bible has, and that's not an accident.

Bun B's Rapper Coloring and Activity Book #ad - . That's a little thing called God's will. Vice. Com "the book is funny, and as kid-tested, smart, mother-approved as some of these guys get. Vulture. Com "Hilarious. Razor sharp. Xxl the rap year book the most important Rap Song from Every Year Since 1979 Discussed Debated and Deconstructed. Bun b's coloring and Rap Activity Book' is evidence that C.

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The Mamba Mentality: How I Play

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MCD #ad - Readers will learn how bryant studied an opponent, how he channeled his passion for the game, how he played through injuries. Bernstein. Bernstein, captured bryant’s very first nba photo in 1996 and his last in 2016―and hundreds of thousands in between, long the Lakers and NBA official photographer, the record of a unique, twenty-year relationship between one athlete and one photographer.

The combination of bryant’s narrative and bernstein’s photos make The Mamba Mentality an unprecedented look behind the curtain at the career of one of the world’s most celebrated and fascinating athletes. Abrams Image. They’ll also get fascinating granular detail as he breaks down specific plays and match-ups from throughout his career.

Bryant’s detailed accounts are paired with stunning photographs by the Hall of Fame photographer Andrew D. The first book from the basketball superstar kobe bryant―a lavish, deep dive inside the mind of one of the most revered athletes of all timeIn the wake of his retirement from professional basketball, Kobe “The Black Mamba” Bryant has decided to share his vast knowledge and understanding of the game to take readers on an unprecedented journey to the core of the legendary “Mamba mentality.

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Sports Illustrated Basketball's Greatest

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Sports Illustrated #ad - The rap year book the most important Rap Song from Every Year Since 1979 Discussed Debated and Deconstructed. Espn books. Who's the greatest center of all time, alexander wolff, chris ballard, wilt chamberlain or kareem abdul-jabbar? where does shaquille o'neal land in the rankings? Would you pick Tim Duncan or Charles Barkley as the better power forward? Who's your best Sixth Man? Where does LeBron James rank among small forwards? Sports Illustrated has polled its basketball experts, Lee Jenkins, Chris Mannix, including Jack McCallum, Ian Thomsen, and Mark Bechtel, to determine the Top 10 in more than 20 categories.

Abrams Image. This is the best of the best in the NBA, or, more simply, Basketball's Greatest. Sports Illustrated. The rankings appear alongside stunning photography and classic stories from SI's archives.

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Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest American Music

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University of Texas Press #ad - Seventeen years after their last album, they resurrected themselves with an intense, socially conscious record, We Got It from Here . Thank you 4 your service, which arrived when fans needed it most, in the aftermath of the 2016 election. Their work is placed in the context of the broader rap landscape of the 1990s, the East Coast–West Coast rivalry that threatened to destroy the genre, one upended by sampling laws that forced a reinvention in production methods, and some record labels’ shift from focusing on groups to individual MCs.

Club, cbc books, and The Rumpus. Whether he’s remembering the source magazine cover announcing the tribe’s 1998 breakup or writing personal letters to the group after bandmate Phife Dawg’s death, Abdurraqib seeks the deeper truths of A Tribe Called Quest; truths that—like the low end, the bass—are not simply heard in the head, but felt in the chest.

Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest American Music #ad - . The result is as ambitious and genre-bending as the rap group itself. Abdurraqib traces the tribe's creative career, from their early days as part of the Afrocentric rap collective known as the Native Tongues, through their first three classic albums, to their eventual breakup and long hiatus. The rap year book the most important Rap Song from Every Year Since 1979 Discussed Debated and Deconstructed.

Sports Illustrated. And a winter's most anticipated book by Vanity Fair and The Week Starred Reviews: Kirkus and Booklist "Warm, immediate and intensely personal.

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Don't Put Me In, Coach: My Incredible NCAA Journey from the End of the Bench to the End of the Bench

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Anchor #ad - You'd be wrong. In his four years at the end of the bench, Mark founded his wildly popular blog Club Trillion, became a hero to all guys picked last, and even got scouted by the Harlem Globetrotters. Abrams Image. In 2006, mark titus arrived on ohio State's campus as a former high school basketball player who aspired to be an orthopedic surgeon.

You would think Titus would be all over the highlight reels. This book will give readers an uncensored and uproarious look inside an elite NCAA basketball program from Titus's unique perspective. A must-read for all fans of march madness and college sports! The rap year book the most important Rap Song from Every Year Since 1979 Discussed Debated and Deconstructed.

Don't Put Me In, Coach: My Incredible NCAA Journey from the End of the Bench to the End of the Bench #ad - Mark titus is not your average basketball star. Somehow, given a scholarship, he was added to the elite Buckeye basketball team, and played alongside seven future NBA players on his way to setting the record for most individual career wins in Ohio State history. Sports Illustrated. Think that's impressive? In four years, he scored a grand total of nine—yes, nine—points.

Espn books. An irreverent, hilarious insider's look at big-time NCAA basketball, through the eyes of the nation's most famous benchwarmer and author of the popular blog ClubTrillion. Com 3.

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