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Summary

This book is made up of 33 chapters. Each chapter is a different basketball question that needs to be answered. Some of them are obviously crucial (example: what's the most important NBA championship?) and some of them are secretly crucial (example: was Kobe Bryant a dork?).

But all of them are approached in ways that (I hope you think) are smart and fun and nuanced. Also, you should know ahead of time that some of the pieces go a bit sideways sometimes, like the chapter that ends up just being the script of an action movie, or the other chapter that's actually just a bunch of lists and nothing else. Basketball is fun. - Shea

©2017 Shea Serrano (P)2017 Tantor

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  • cap
  • 25-03-18

Terrible Narration, Good Book

It’s as if they don’t proofread these narrations. Dude called Dan Majerle “Dan Majorly!” He called Christian Laettner “Christian Lott-ner” and kept referring to Bryon Russell as “Byron Russell.” These are glaring and annoying mistakes in an otherwise good basketball book.

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  • Pen Name
  • 24-03-18

Very enjoyable book to listen to

The content was great. I liked the style in which it was written, I found myself talking back to it a couple times. Very engaging, entertaining, and the questions asked were fun. My only complaint (if you could call it that) is that the narrator mispronounced the names of a handful of players names. There were a couple times I had to back it up and figure out who he was talking about (Suns F Dan “Majorly”). That said, there were many more instances the narrator totally nailed the tone and tenor of different bits the author was portraying.

Aside from that, and it’s just a pet peeve, I very much recommend this book.

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  • JCH
  • 27-02-18

In the sample he mentioned sideways tangents...take it seriously

I was really looking forward to this book but I actually didn’t like it.

He has some nonsense like comparing a scenario on who would fare better, Karl Malone in the woods or a bear on the Utah Jazz. Or the movie character fantasy draft with only fictional characters from movies. Or the frankenplayer where he takes some of the weirdest characteristics of each player and makes almost no sense.

Not a book I’d recommend if you intently listen to audiobooks.

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  • Charles H. Cornelius Jr.
  • 24-02-18

Hilarious Book, Hilariously bad Narrator

Never good when your Narrator mispronounces real people's names. Adds to the comedic effect though.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-01-18

Meh

For me, this book was an incredible waste of time. There will be no new information about the NBA for most who are already fans. The author seemed like the type of fan who goes completely nuts in celebration after someone gets crossed over, even if the guy misses the jumper immediately after.

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  • Huor Eledhwen
  • 30-12-17

For lovers of basketball (and other things)

An amazing book for anyone who truly loves basketball and the NBA. Serrano covers so much of what fans have discussed and argued about for decades and in a way that is more entertaining than just about any other book I have ever come across. Also, Sean Crisden’s performance is the best I have ever heard on an audio book. His tone and delivery makes this a must listen. Love this audiobook!

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  • Nathan Blaylock
  • 07-11-17

So, so entertaining....really fun. Well done!

So fun... Awesome book for basketball and fun lovers! Check it out. You won't regret it.