The Breaks of the Game

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Knopf, 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  - Russ Bertetta - Goodreads

it was interesting reading this book about a troubled NBA 35 years later to see how the perspectives of the early 80s are still true in many ways but not in other ways. I love Halberstam's books but I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Alex Timberman - Goodreads

David Halberstan, a Pulitzer Prize winner, wrote one of the most famous and esteemed basketball books of all time. I suppose some of its reputation comes from Bill Simmons, the basketball guy on ESPN ... 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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