The breaks of the game

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Knopf, Oct 12, 1981 - Sports & Recreation - 362 pages
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"Among the best books ever written on professional basketball." The Philadelphia Inquirer David Halberstam, best-selling author of THE FIFTIES and THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST, turns his keen reporter's eye on the sport of basketball -- the players and the coaches, the long road trips, what happens on court, in front of television cameras, and off-court, where no eyes have followed -- until now.

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Halberstam is a really good writer. - Goodreads
Another good summer reading selection. - Goodreads
It also gives good insight into Bill Walton as well. - Goodreads
Not a world-beater, but very fun+easy to read. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Sam Owens - Goodreads

One of the best books I've ever read. The book loosely follows the 79-80 Portland Trailblazers. It uses this season to profile countless members of both the Blazers and the larger NBA community ... Read full review

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User Review  - Joe Chellman - Goodreads

Very interesting to read what basketball was like in the late 70s, and all the stuff athletes were dealing with just as bigger money was starting to come into play. I found the writing style to be a ... Read full review

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David Halberstam was born on April 10, 1934 in New York City and later attended Harvard University. After graduating in 1955, Halberstam worked at a small daily newspaper until he attained a position at the Nashville Tennessean. Halberstam has written over 20 books including The Children, a written account of his coverage of the Civil Rights Movement; The Best and Brightest, which was a bestseller; and The Game and October, 1964, both detailing his fascination of sports. Halberstam also won a Pulitzer Prize for his reports on the Vietnam War while working for the New York Times. He was killed in a car crash on April 23, 2007 at the age of 73.

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