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
When the Game was Ours by Lary Bird, Magic Johnson and Jackie MacMullan
Forty-Million-Dollar Slaves by William C. Rhoden
After Artest: The NBA and the Assault on Blackness by David J. Leonard
FreeDarko’s Ultimate Basketball Book by Bethlehem Shoals and the FreeDarko Collective
Pacific Rims: Beermen Ballin’ in Flip-Flops and the Philippines’ Unlikely Love Affair with Basketball by Rafe Bartholomew
The Breaks of the Game by David Halberstam
If anyone has read any of the above and wants to comment on them, please do so below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.