At the Buzzer!: Havlicek Steals, Erving Soars, Magic Deals, Michael Scores!

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Doubleday, 2001 - Sports & Recreation - 215 pages
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Wilt's 100-point game...The Celtics/Suns triple-overtime finals game...Dr. J's unforgettable shot from under the basket...Michael Jordan's incredible hanging-in-the-air-switching-hands-to-score shot in the 1991 battle for the championship...
Basketball's legendary players, record-setting games, buzzer-beating baskets, stunning upsets, and much more come to life as never before in this extraordinary book-and-CD package. Packed with photographs, including many published for the first time, the book chronicles the high points and low points of professional basketball from the early days of the NBA to the Russell/Robertson/Chamberlain era, through the Bird/Magic/Jordan years to the 2000 season. Covering topics ranging from great individual games to the greatest team victories, it sets every memorable moment into the context of the season and the individual game. Fascinating sidebars-including quotations and anecdotes from winners and losers alike-provide a rare insider's perspective.
Narrated by Bill Walton with his inimitable flair, the accompanying CDs capture the real-life reactions of some of the best sportscasters and commentators in the business. And dozens of players step up to the mike with personal memories of what really happened, both on the court and behind-the-scenes.
A dazzling, comprehensive, and beautifully produced tribute to the game, its players and coaches, "At the Buzzer! gives fans a courtside seat as basketball history unfolds before them.

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BRYAN BURWELL is an award-winning correspondent at HBO Sports and writes monthly columns for Hoop magazine and the Sports Business Journal. A veteran reporter and commentator for more than two decades, including work for Turner Sports, CNN, and USA Today, Burwell is the first back-to-back winner of the National Black Journalists' Sports Writing Award.

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