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FreeDarko Presents the Macrophenomenal Pro Basketball Almanac: Styles, Stats, and Stars in Today's Game


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ISBN13: 9781596915619
ISBN10: 1596915617
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The indispensible, amazingly illustrated companion to today's NBA—a roundball Rosetta Stone that hilariously decodes the trends and tendencies of pro basketball.

The NBA of the moment is a league of hugely charismatic celebrities, crackling aesthetic intrigue, sociopolitical undercurrents, and raw humanity: every Kobe Bryant pump-fake or LeBron James dunk holds within it a Shaq-size load of meaning. The Macro-Phenomenal NBA Almanac is a one-of-a-kind guide to this tumultuous and exciting league. In a series of brilliantly illustrated chapters—from Master Builders like Tim Duncan to Destinys Kids like Amare Stoudemire to Lost Souls like Lamar Odom—the almanac breaks down the styles of the NBAs most colorful characters, showing what each one reveals through his play and conduct, both on the court and off. Filled with some of the smartest, funniest sportswriting known to fankind, this book will cast an entirely new light on one of our favorite games.


Filled with smart, funny sports writing, this illustrated companion to today's NBA casts an entirely new light on one of America's favorite sports.

About the Author

FreeDarko is a collective of like-minded NBA writers and artists whose blog has become a staple of basketball fandom on the Internet.  More a movement than a self-contained website, it had a regular spot on the McSweeney's site and is frequently called on by Deadspin.com to provide guest NBA coverage. Bethlehem Shoals, its chief operative, is a regular contributor to SportingNews.com and SLAM, and has published basketball-related writing in Spin, Slate, and Chicago Sports Weekly.

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mixotic, January 26, 2009 (view all comments by mixotic)
Simply put, this is the finest examination of the true nature of a league and its players that has ever been put down in written word, for any sport. It is peppered with hilarious comparisons of statistics and player personality types, but the deep analysis of the driving force behind many of these individuals and their perception in the league and media is pure genius.

I have never seen another book that takes such a unique point of view and communicates it so effectively. Truly an amazing accomplishment.
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jereme, January 8, 2009 (view all comments by jereme)
From the moment I held this book, I had a feeling that its innards would be grand.

In a wonderfully stylized text-book format, the MPBA breaks down the NBA's most prolific players and explains their game, personalities, lives, etc.

The illustrations in this book are fantastic, and the Daily Show-esque writing style provides a nice candy coating for a pill that is ordinarily hard to swallow. After all, who wants to get to know a better side of Kobe?

The authors do not seem to attempt to paint players in any certain light. They attempt to convey all angles of a player, but are able to write in a way that forces you to further consider your convictions.

After one night of reading.. I, a dedicated Kobe-hater, have actually modified my own status to a dedicated Kobe-disliker. Now that I feel I understand him better, I am able to rationalize his behaviour and personality.

What this book lacks is Blazers... There's a good reason for this. At the current, the Blazers have a super star, maybe two, but they are chock full of selfless team players.

This book is not about selfless team players! It's about the freaks, the jerks, the ego maniacal slamma jammas and the low down dirty rotten thugs.

Let go of the old NBA and embrace the new is the message in this great read.
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Freedarko High Counc
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Belafonte, Big Baby; Billups
Belafonte; Belafonte, Big Baby
Foreword by:
Arenas, Gilbert
Arenas, Gilbert
Arenas, Gilbert
Belafonte, Big Baby
Indianchief, Dr Lawyer
Rotkirch, Anna
Shoals, Bethlehem
IndianChief, Lawyer
5000, Silverbird
Basketball - General
Basketball - Professional
Basketball players
Sports and Fitness-Basketball General
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Color Illustrations throughout
9.00 x 7.00 in

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