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    The late great David Halberstam followed the Trail Blazers during the 1979 1980 season two years after their acclaimed victory over the Sixers The Breaks of The Game the book that resulted remains one of the best sports books I have ever read and a work that has easily stood the test of timeThe author of than 20 books on t

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    The Cuckoo Man was Jack Nicholson the movie star a devoted follower of Laker basketball who had a seat right next to the Laker bench In the championship season when Portland had played Los Angeles Nicholas had thus sat only about thre

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    Wow This is a phenomenal book Halberstam gets into the nuts and bolts of not just basketball but people society economics and capitalism Halberstam is A a flat out great writer B a compassionate progressive soul C smart as heck D an amazingly astute observer of life and peopleWriting about the Portland Trailblazers circa 1980 he delves into the Blazers' players management and ownership Often times he uses these great long story arcs and b

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    I told my dad I was reading this book because its reputation precedes it as one of the best sports books ever written His matter of fact answer well that's because Halberstam is one of the best writers ever 362 pages later I can't help but agree He may not be a hoity toity modernist prose stylist like those na

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    I bought this book because I read somewhere that it was one of the greatest sports books ever written Halberstam is a good writer and a master

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    This book is a masterpiece It's the best sports litsports history book I've ever read So much was changing in the NBA in 1979; it was the bir

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    Along with the focus on the Portland Trailblazers as a team Kermit Washington Bill Walton Jack Ramsey are the featured characters during the 1979 1980 season The Blazers were the NBA Champions just two years prior Then they had a disappointing season in 1978 1979 losing in the first round of the playoffs to the Phoenix Suns Bill Walton sat out the entire year due to a contract dispute As you may have guessed

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    Fascinating book It's a conversational history of the NBA until 1981 told through the lense of the 1979 80 season of the Por

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    Truly a fantastic fascinating book As a life long Blazer fan I started the book with the hopes of understanding the roots of my hometown team What I found was an in depth examination of the NBA in a period of evolution and stunted

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    GO TRAIL BLAZERSWe’re all becoming Trail Blazers fans next season We’re all going to watch the games and then find some random book to talk about it onHell I watch the WNBA the I realize its where it’s at K When you get down to it basketball like politics is all about aesthetics Great book It was perfect for me The

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Among the best books ever written on professional basketball The Philadelphia InuirerDavid Halberstam best selling author of Wow This is a phenomenal book Halberstam gets into the nuts and bolts of not just basketball but people society economics and capitalism Halberstam is A a flat out great writer B a compassionate progressive soul C smart as heck D an amazingly astute observer of life and peopleWriting about the Portland Trailblazers circa 1980 he delves into the Blazers players management and ownership Often times he uses these great long story arcs and background expositions that helps bring life and color to all the protagonists You get a true feel where people are from their mentalities and why they are doing what they are doing the inner politics of the league the grinding crushing nature of the season and also a hard look at how unrelentingly cold and brutal the NBA is as a business What s amazing is that you don t feel Halberstam is kowtowing to anybody he isn t writing nice things so he can keep and maintain access to stars and NBA insiders No you really feel he writes what he sees and what he thinks without reserve Great book Highly recommend it