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

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ISBN10: 1596915617
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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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Product Details

ISBN:
9781596915619
Author:
Freedarko High Counc
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Illustrator:
Billups
Illustrator:
Belafonte, Big Baby; Billups
Illustrator:
Belafonte; Belafonte, Big Baby
Foreword by:
Arenas, Gilbert
Foreword:
Arenas, Gilbert
Author:
Belafonte
Author:
5000, Silverbird
Author:
Arenas, Gilbert
Author:
Belafonte, Big Baby
Author:
Indianchief, Dr Lawyer
Author:
Rotkirch, Anna
Author:
Shoals, Bethlehem
Author:
IndianChief, Lawyer
Subject:
Basketball - General
Subject:
Almanacs
Subject:
Basketball
Subject:
Basketball - Professional
Subject:
Basketball players
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Basketball General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Color Illustrations throughout
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.00 x 7.00 in

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"Synopsis" by , 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.
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