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  - SeriousGrace - LibraryThing

This is an interesting topic for a book. Halberstam follows the 1979-1980 sad season of Portland, Oregon's basketball team, the Trailblazers. Interestingly enough, they had won the championship the ... Read full review

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User Review  - foof2you - LibraryThing

A look at the 1979-1980 Portland Trail Blazers a must read for any sports fan, especially the NBA fan. Interesting to see what the salaries were back then compared to today. This a good read. 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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