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Review: The Breaks of the Game

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

Review: The Breaks of the Game

User Review  - Shannon - Goodreads

An interesting enough book and a good look at the racial tensions in America at that time, especially the transition from--let's be fair here--a game played by big slow white dudes to a more fast ... Read full review

Review: The Breaks of the Game

User Review  - GWC - Goodreads

Well-written but dated story of the state of the NBA before Magic, Bird, Jordan, and Stern. Read full review

Review: The Breaks of the Game

User Review  - Joe Chellman - Goodreads

Very interesting to read what basketball was like in the late 70s, and all the stuff athletes were dealing with just as bigger money was starting to come into play. I found the writing style to be a ... Read full review

Review: The Breaks of the Game

User Review  - J. Alfred - Goodreads

Like all good sports books, this one recognizes that sports are about more than just sports. This one goes over all kinds of issues: I'd describe the storytelling technique as 'tidal.' That is, in ... Read full review

Review: The Breaks of the Game

User Review  - Ulhothot - Goodreads

I wanted to love this book but only liked it. I remember it jumping around a lot which forced me to re-read several chapters over again. Pretty sure I read most of it while on a spin bike, which may ... Read full review

Review: The Breaks of the Game

User Review  - Andy Steinberg - Goodreads

Well written, and a pretty interesting glimpse into American basketball culture in the late 1970s, especially as it relates to race. However, it gets bogged down in details of salary negotiations and ... Read full review

Review: The Breaks of the Game

User Review  - Thomas D Sinex - Goodreads

Interesting but sometimes a bit long-winded... Read full review

Review: The Breaks of the Game

User Review  - Ezra Adams - Goodreads

Halberstam is an essential author - I read anything he's written - but this is not his strongest work. Read full review

Review: The Breaks of the Game

User Review  - David - Goodreads

At first, you may find it difficult to believe that David Halberstam didn't know the difference between "eager" and "anxious," but by the end of this book, you will be convinced. Read full review


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