FreeDarko Presents the Macrophenomenal Pro Basketball Almanac

FreeDarko Presents the Macrophenomenal Pro Basketball Almanac

Styles, Stats and Stars in Today's Game

Book - 2008
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Unlike regimented football or stats-happy baseball, The National Basketball Association is above all else a league of characters . Over the course of a season, games are, of course, won or lost, but for millions of devoted fans, the final result is almost incidental to the way the league's best players perform on - and off - the court.

This book is the indispensible companion to today's game - a roundball Rosetta Stone that hilariously decodes the trends and tendencies of this enormously popular game. The NBA of the moment is a league of hugely charismatic celebrities, crackling aesthetic intrigue, socio-political undercurrents, and raw humanity: every Kobe Bryant pump-fake or LeBron James dunk symbolizes the changing landscape of professional sports and holds within it a Shaq-sized load of meaning. Fans who know the sportrecognize how much more there is to basketball than, well, basketball. The Macro-Phenomenal Pro Basketball Almanac is a brilliantly illustrated guide to this tumultuous and exciting landscape. It explains what each player--from Tim Duncan and Gilbert Arenas to Amare Stoudemire and Lamar Odom--reveals, through their play and conduct, about who they are and, more importantly, who the fans want them to be.

Like the game it celebrates, The Macro-Phenomenal Pro Basketball Almanac is simultaneously authentic and cerebral, funny and accessible, wholly original, and always entertaining.

Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2008.
ISBN: 9781596915619
Branch Call Number: 796.3236 FREEDARK
Characteristics: 219 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.


From Library Staff

Nonfiction-- The splashy, idiosyncratic illustrations alone make this one worth flipping through. With player bios, basketball "style guides," and a mix of random observations and features, the fittingly titled MacroPhenomenal Pro Basketball Almanac is a unique love letter to the game.

I confess that I am not very learned on things that concern the majority of the sporting world, however, despite this I am still amused by the Macrophenomenal Pro Basketball Almanac! I am engaged by the amusing imagery throughout and learn something new with every page! This is an excellent read... Read More »

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