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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Great writing, but far too long. - 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
Halberstam is a really good writer. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Chris Jennings - Goodreads

This was my first Halberstam book and likely not my last. Shame we had to lose such a talented writer who still had so much more to write. What separates this from other sports books is the way ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ben Browder - Goodreads

The Breaks of the game is a great book about the fall of the late 70s Portland Trailblazers. The book gives a great image of what a championship team should look like, and how and why they decline and break apart. 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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