The Breaks of the Gameis sports reporting at its finest--basketball's equivalent to Roger Kahn'sThe Boys of Summer. Join David Halberstam on his yearlong journey with the 1979 Portland Trail Blazers and witness professional basketball from the inside, where front-office egos, big-money contracts, and the colorful personalities of coaches and players collide, and winners and losers emerge. This insightful account is evidence of how much basketball has--and hasn't--changed since 1979, before the moneyreallystarted rolling in.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
After reading Bill Simmons' The Book of Basketball, I always made it a point to read this book and I'm glad I did. The teams and players in this book are before my time but I've always been interested in NBA history and the era before and after the NBA/ABA merger and an interesting time when small market teams won championships regularly. The book focuses on the '77 championship Portland Trailblazers and the years following that championship year. It focuses on all the players … more