Basketball (and other things) A collection of questions asked, answered, illustrated

Shea Serrano

Book - 2017

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Subjects
Genres
Anecdotes
Trivia and miscellanea
Published
New York : Abrams Image 2017.
Language
English
Item Description
Includes index.
Physical Description
239 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
ISBN
9781419726477
1419726471
9781419730368
1419730363
Main Author
Shea Serrano (author)
Other Authors
Arturo Torres (illustrator), Reggie Miller, 1965- (writer of foreword)
  • What year was Michael Jordan the best version of Michael Jordan?
  • Who's your frankenplayer made out of?
  • Who's the greatest dunker in NBA history?
  • What's the order of the first round of the fictional basketball player draft? Part 1 ; Part 2 ; Part 3
  • Which NBA players get remembered for the wrong reasons?
  • How many points should [SHOT] actually be worth?
  • Which dunks are in the disrespectful dunk hall of fame? Part 1 ; Part 2
  • Who is your memory hero?
  • Which NBA player's group are you joining if the purge begins tonight?
  • What's the most important NBA championship? Part 1 ; Part 2 ; Part 3
  • Basketball court: Who's more important to the history of basketball, Allen Iverson or Dwayne Wade?
  • How do players' legacies change if we change their names?
  • What's the plot for Death Hammer 2: Hammergeddon?
  • If 1997 Karl Malone and a bear swapped places for a season, who would be more successful?
  • What if Nick Anderson made one of those free throws?
  • What happened in the moment before "the moment"? Part 1 (1986-1991) ; Part 2 (1991-2001) ; Part 3 (2002-2016)
  • Was Kobe Bryant a dork? (and also: How many years during his career was Kobe Bryant the best player in the league?)
  • What attributes make for the best basketball villain? (and also: Who's a first-ballot selection for the Basketball Villain Hall of Fame?)
  • Should we do a chapter that's just a bunch of lists?
  • Am I allowed to _____ during pickup basketball? Part 1 ; Part 2
  • Who had the better big-name game under duress?
  • What would've happened if Shaq and Hakeem had played that one-on-one game?
  • Which was the most perfect duo in NBA history?
  • If you could dunk on any one person, who would it be?
  • Which NBA player's legacy is the most greatly affected if we give him the championship he never won?
Review by Publisher Summary 1

The award-winning author of The Rap Year Book shares lighthearted coverage of a wide range of fan debates about basketball history, from Kobe Bryant's actual league dominance to what rules are not permitted in pickup games. Original. 100,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Presents readers with fan disputes from basketball history, offering arguments and answers.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

#1 New York Times bestseller Who is the greatest dunker of all time? Which version of the Michael Jordan was the best Michael Jordan? What is allowed and absolutely not allowed in a game of pickup basketball? Basketball (and Other Things) presents readers with a whole new set of pivotal and ridiculous fan disputes from basketball history, providing arguments and answers, explained with the wit and wisdom that is unique to Shea Serrano. Serrano breaks down debates that NBA fans didn't even know they needed, from the classic (How many years during his career was Kobe Bryant actually the best player in the league?) to the fantastical (If you could assign different values to different shots throughout basketball history, what would they be and why?). With incredible art from Arturo Torres, this book is a must-have for anyone who has ever stayed up late into the night debating basketball's greatest moments, what-ifs, stories, and legends, or for those who are discovering the mythology of basketball for the first time.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

#1 New York Times bestseller Who is the greatest dunker of all time? Which version of the Michael Jordan was the best Michael Jordan? What is allowed and absolutely not allowed in a game of pickup basketball? Basketball (and Other Things) presents readers with a whole new set of pivotal and ridiculous fan disputes from basketball history, providing arguments and answers, explained with the wit and wisdom that is unique to Shea Serrano. Serrano breaks down debates that NBA fans didn't even know they needed, from the classic (How many years during his career was Kobe Bryant actually the best player in the league?) to the fantastical (If you could assign different values to different shots throughout basketball history, what would they be and why?). With incredible art from Arturo Torres, this book is a must-have for anyone who has ever stayed up late into the night debating basketball's greatest moments, what-ifs, stories, and legends, or for those who are discovering the mythology of basketball for the first time.