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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Although this is a review of David Halberstam's 'The Breaks of the Game, I've included a lot of material about Halberstam and his works in general, somewhat unorthodox in the world of reviewing So ... Read full review

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In Breaks of the Game, David Halberstam explores the 1979-80 Blazers. Explores might be a strange word choice, but I'm not sure what else to call what he does. In telling the story of their season, he ... Read full review

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ESPN Page 2 - The Sports Guy: Farewell to a friend
Bill Simmons grew up with the characters David Halberstam introduced him to, and for that he's eternally grateful espn/ page2/ story?page=simmons/ 070427

Journal of Sport & Social Issues
Book Reviews : The Breaks of the Game by David Halberstam. New York : Alfred. The online version of this article can be found at: ... cgi/ reprint/ 7/ 1/ 37.pdf

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The Final Break - Steve Duin
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With Summer of '49, The Amateurs, The Breaks of the Game and his new book, October 1964, he has long since established his credentials. ... BPinterviews/ halberstam994.html Michael Jordan Career Retrospective
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Journalist David Halberstam killed in car crash -
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Although unquestionably it stands with the best writing about the sport - David Halberstam's The Breaks of the Game, John Feinstein's A Season Inside and ... VA-news/ VA-Pilot/ issues/ 1995/ vp950108/ 01030042.htm

Halberstam was best and brightest - The Boston Globe
The book was "The Breaks Of The Game," and there are many who feel there has ... I could certainly say the same for "The Breaks Of The Game," published in ... sports/ articles/ 2007/ 04/ 25/ halberstam_caught_real_life_of_sports/

About the author (1981)

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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