, March 16, 2013
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Michael Jordan was such a game-changer in sports that instead of a standard hardcover, he produced his first book as a coffee-table collection of some rather awesome photos, both on and off the court. The man didn't just elevate basketball, he elevated bald heads, earrings for men, long shorts, and athletic shoes. The Man was money.
Published at the height of the first wave of his fame (before he left and returned), this is an excellent intro to his style and his aura. He dressed like a suave Gary Cooper at a time when most players showed up for work in jeans and sandals. He floats at the top of the colourful photographs just as he floated past basketball rims. It's as cool a book as the Man himself.
Book Season = Spring (when b-ball becomes relevant)