Basketball Booklist: Books on the “To Read” List


I love reading almost as much as I love writing.  I have an constantly-growing list of books that I am planning to read that are non-sports related, but the list of basketball-related books has been growing as well. Here is a list of basketball books that I hope that I’ve read at some point in the next five years.

Basketball books on the “To Read” list:

King of the Court: Bill Russell and the Basketball Revolution by Aram Goudsouzian

http://www.amazon.com/King-Court-Basketball-Revolution-Foundation/dp/0520269799/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=41LODYPMJPVO&coliid=I2FULEH2BVMNF7

When the Game was Ours by Lary Bird, Magic Johnson and Jackie MacMullan

http://www.amazon.com/When-Game-Ours-Larry-Bird/dp/0547225474/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=41LODYPMJPVO&coliid=I376SP59C84B0Q

Forty-Million-Dollar Slaves by William C. Rhoden

http://www.amazon.com/Forty-Million-Dollar-Slaves Redemption/dp/0307353141/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1362093958&sr=1-1&keywords=forty+million+dollar+slaves

After Artest: The NBA and the Assault on Blackness by David J. Leonard

http://www.amazon.com/After-Artest-Assault-Blackness-Relations/dp/1438442068/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=41LODYPMJPVO&coliid=I3SPMJQRQHWKH

FreeDarko’s Ultimate Basketball Book by Bethlehem Shoals and the FreeDarko Collective

http://www.amazon.com/FreeDarko-Presents-Undisputed-Basketball-History/dp/1608190838/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=41LODYPMJPVO&coliid=I97QRFTJV0Z1X

Pacific Rims: Beermen Ballin’ in Flip-Flops and the Philippines’ Unlikely Love Affair with Basketball by Rafe Bartholomew

http://www.amazon.com/Pacific-Rims-Flip-Flops-Philippines-Basketball/dp/0451229991/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=41LODYPMJPVO&coliid=IRPF3TH5V0HKP

The Breaks of the Game by David Halberstam

http://www.amazon.com/The-Breaks-Game-David-Halberstam/dp/1401309720/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=41LODYPMJPVO&coliid=I1GRREEAOXM326

 

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If anyone has read any of the above and wants to comment on them, please do so below or email me at darkoindex@gmail.com.

 

 

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