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Publisher Description

In the tradition of The Boys of Summer and The Bronx Is Burning, New York Times sports columnist Harvey Araton delivers a fascinating look at the 1970s New York Knicks—part autobiography, part sports history, part epic, set against the tumultuous era when Walt Frazier, Willis Reed, and Bill Bradley reigned supreme in the world of basketball. Perfect for readers of Jeff Pearlman’s The Bad Guys Won!, Peter Richmond’s Badasses, and Pat Williams’s Coach Wooden, Araton’s revealing story of the Knicks’ heyday is far more than a review of one of basketball’s greatest teams’ inspiring story—it is, at heart, a stirring recreation of a time and place when the NBA championships defined the national dream.

GENRE
Sports & Outdoors
RELEASED
2011
October 18
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
384
Pages
PUBLISHER
Harper
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
3.4
MB

Customer Reviews

Crazy-Cal ,

When garden was Eden

Must read if basketball
and Knick fan!!

rufus 69 ,

Magic garden

Those were the days, trying to emulate Barnett's jumper (left handed) while practicing in high school, and then listening in May 1970 while driving through the Alps at night when West heaved the shot 3/4's the length of the court to tie game!

Ray2You ,

Why?

Good question. If you are of a certain age, grew up a vintage Knicks fan, and need a stroll down memory lane to feel good about your former obsession with Reed, Frazier, DeBuschere, et al, this might be for you. The author takes curious detours to recount his life (who cares) or spends far too much time highlighting obnoxious celebrity Knicks fans (no, not just Spike), which I found distracting. However, interviews with present day vintage Knicks were a revealing contrast to present day overpaid celeb-letes.

If you don't fit the above, don't bother. You'll never understand why or give a $#%T.

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