Tall Tales: The Glory Years of the NBA

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U of Nebraska Press, Oct 1, 2000 - Sports & Recreation - 397 pages
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Using a lively oral history format, Terry Pluto provides the best look yet at the glory days of the NBA. Tall Tales is essential reading for any fan who understands that the history of the league does not begin and end with Michael Jordan.
  

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Following the format he employed in Loose Balls (LJ 9/15/90), Pluto strings together capsule comments from players, coaches, officials, owners, and reporters to chronicle the growth of the National ... Read full review

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Terry Pluto's oral history of the glory days of the NBA isn't quite as much fun as his earlier ABA book, but it's still mighty entertaining. Read full review

Contents

Cast of Characters
9
Beginnings
15
When Small Towns Stood Tall
32
A CloseKnit League
50
Crossing the Line
59
Forgotten Stars
88
Boston Before Russell
105
The Loyal Opposition Part I
133
Wilt and the Warriors
207
The Dynasty
244
They Blew the Whistlesand the Calls
291
The Knicks
303
Season of the Sixers
315
Chamberlain vs Russell
330
Two for the Road
350
Afterword
376

A Cast of Characters
152
The Class of 1960
184

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Oscar Robertson
Joel H. Cohen
Limited preview - 2002

About the author (2000)

Terry Pluto is a sportswriter for the "Akron Beacon Journal" and the author of several books, most recently "Our Tribe: A Baseball Memoir."

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