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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User Review  - Kyle - Goodreads

I wasn't a huge fan of this book, and I think it was largely because I didn't really have any vested interest or emotion associated with the Portland Trail Blazers. I liked a lot of the NBA history ... Read full review

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User Review  - Marc - Goodreads

I felt I was having a conversation and not reading a book. This book is more than just about the 1979-80 Portland Trailblazers, as I anticipated. I thoroughly enjoyed his ability to weave in issues of ... 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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