Bill Simmons, the wildly opinionated and thoroughly entertaining hoops addict kn
own to millions as ESPN.com's Sports Guy, has written the definitive book on the
past, present, and future of the NBA. From the age-old question of who actually
won the rivalry between Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain to the one about whic
h team was truly the best of all time, Simmons opens--and then closes, once and
for all--every major pro basketball debate. Then he takes it further by complete
ly reevaluating not only how NBA Hall of Fame inductees should be chosen but how
the institution must be reshaped from the ground up, the result being the Pyram
id: Simmons's one-of-a-kind five-level shrine to the ninety-six greatest players
in the history of pro basketball. And ultimately he takes fans to the heart of
it all, as he uses a conversation with one NBA great to uncover that coveted thi
ng: The Secret of Basketball.
Comprehensive, authoritative, controversial, hil
arious, and impossible to put down (even for Celtic-haters), "The Book of Basket
ball" offers every hardwood fan a courtside seat beside the game's finest, funni
est, and fiercest chronicler.