Who's Better, Who's Best in Basketball?: Mr Stats Sets the Record Straight on the Top 50 NBA Players of All Time

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McGraw Hill Professional, Nov 19, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 416 pages
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ABC's and ESPN's "Mr. Stats" ranks the NBA's greatest players of all time in this provocative and comprehensive book

"Elliot Kalb's work is beyond excellent. He thinks in story lines and uses numbers and history to make compelling and often original points." --Bob Costas

"...a book that any hardcore basketball fan can savor." -- San Francisco Chronicle

When the NBA released its supposedly authoritative list of the top 50 players, basketball fans everywhere begged to differ. In Who's Better, Who's Best? Elliot Kalb, known to TV viewers as ABC's "Mr. Stats," enters the fray.

The ultimate NBA historian and authority in armchair athletes' disputes, Kalb interweaves numbers, facts, and anecdotes to flesh out the central question in every basketball fan's mind: Who's the best? His choices are provocative (Michael Jordan isn't he's not even #2), framed by discussions with unorthodox sources and respected NBA experts, players, and coaches.

A tremendously satisfying book for anyone hungry for statistics and debate, this is the ultimate behind-the-numbers story of the best of the NBA.

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Contents

Shaquille ONeal The Case for Number One
1
Wilt Chamberlain The Babe
17
Michael Jordan MJ Isnt the Automatic Choice Anymore
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About the author (2003)

Elliot Kalb is "Mr. Stats" at ABC and ESPN. He was previously at NBC for 15 years. The three-time Emmy winner has worked alongside Bob Costas, Marv Albert, Dick Enberg, Brent Musburger, and others.

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