7 books on the list
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Discover the captivating story of the Lakers dynasty from 1996-2004, when Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal collided on and off the court to lead the Lakers to three straight championships. Through public sparring, physical altercations, and the threat of trade, the Shaq-Kobe duo resulted in one of the greatest dynasties in NBA history. Three-Ring Circus is a riveting deep dive into one of sports’ most fraught yet successful partnerships.
@garciamegan_ It's such a good book – source
Relive the glory of the 1990s New York Knicks in this definitive history that details how Pat Riley, Patrick Ewing, John Starks, Charles Oakley, and Anthony Mason turned a laughingstock franchise into a force to be reckoned with. Through original reporting and interviews with over 200 people, author Chris Herring takes readers inside the locker room, executive boardrooms, and onto the court for the key moments that defined the team's success, including their oppressive physicality and unmatched grit. Filled with never-before-shared details, Blood in the Garden is a must-read for fans of the iconic era in NBA history.
This book was awesome, I'm hyped for this show @Herring_NBA – source
Dive into the world of the NBA's Phoenix Suns during the thrilling and controversial 2005-2006 season with Sports Illustrated's chief NBA writer. Get behind-the-scenes access to locker room discussions with superstar Steve Nash and coaches' meetings with maverick coach Mike D'Antoni in this all-access look at one of the greatest shows in sports.
One of my favorite sports books -- or books -- ever, and a fascinating look at what it's really like inside coaches meetings and a team. – source
Discover the intense world of the NBA with this insider's look at the strategies teams use to acquire top players. Follow the story behind closed doors and uncover secret pre-draft workouts, feuding between player agents and executives, trade negotiations, interpersonal conflicts, and organizational power struggles. This book is backed by extensive reporting and hundreds of interviews with top players, coaches, and executives, making it an unmissable read for any basketball fan.
This book was such a fun read, would highly recommend it to any NBA fan – source
The Ultimate Bedtime Fanthology
The book is a ton of fun, with amazing illustrations from Cerise and all kinds of little inside jokes for parents (like Charles BARKley dropping donuts while getting dunked on). – source
Embark on a transformative journey with the tale of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who sets out from Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of buried treasure, only to discover the true wealth lies within. Paulo Coelho weaves a powerful and inspiring story full of wisdom and humanity, reminding readers of the importance of following our dreams and listening to our hearts.
@jeaniezk @AnthonyIrwinLA @LakerFilmRoom I do honestly love that book – source
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Discover the inspiring rise of Giannis Antetokounmpo, one of the most transcendent players in NBA history. From humble beginnings in poverty-stricken Greece, Antetokounmpo has become the symbol of the American Dream, overcoming unprecedented obstacles to reach unprecedented heights. This book offers new insights into his incredible backstory, from his difficult childhood to his experiences with racism in Greece. It also explores his personal struggles and the complexity of his Greek and Black identities. Giannis is a deep, moving portrait of a private, vulnerable star who has come to embody hope and resilience for people around the world.