"Grange brings informed opinions and an engaging voice to the text . . . Best of all, though, are the photos; beautifully reproduced, the four-color images jump off the pages, showing the various stars in signature shots . . . A sweet combination of superb browsing and surprisingly substantive commentary."
Basketball's Greatest Stars features detailed profiles of the 50 greatest and most exciting players in basketball history. They're all here: the score-at-will centers, the quick-dishing guards and the take-it-to-the-hoop power forwards. The book also features the players whose star power has gone beyond the court into the culture of celebrity. Michael Grange includes action photographs, which celebrate the play of every superstar past and present, and profiles of 30 franchises chart the league's rise to greatness.
Some of the stars of the hardwood in the book are:
Grange also examines the sport in three insightful essays, covering the leading men and defining moments that have shaped the game, the international game and the changing nature and importance of statistical analysis. Basketball's Greatest Stars is a superb book for the fan and a compelling history of a great game.
Michael Grange is a sports columnist for Canada's The Globe and Mail and the sports beat writer for the Toronto Raptors.
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