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Out of Bounds: Inside the NBA's Culture of Rape, Violence, and Crime

2 Ratings: 2.5
A book by Jeff Benedict

In what is bound to be one of the more controversial sports books of this year, Benedict (Pros and Cons: The Criminals Who Play in the NFL) applies his superb investigative reporting skills to the "dark, sinister side" of dozens of NBA players, painstakingly … see full wiki

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Author: Jeff Benedict
Genre: Nonfiction
Publisher: HarperCollins
2 reviews about Out of Bounds: Inside the NBA's Culture...
review by . April 21, 2011
   I always felt like as observers of a sport, we tend to like and dislike the wrong people. This book takes a look at some of the things that players do behind the scenes and how so many things are swept under the rug. Of course illegal acts are illegal acts but some are treated as worse crimes than others but int he end, players seem to get away with little or no punishment.      For example, the book goes into detail about former (current at the time) NBA player …
review by . January 19, 2006
One of the consistent trends in modern American history is the progressive shrinking of the number of occupations in which those employed are exempt from public scrutiny. Used to be the President was above the fray, but Nixon and Watergate changed all that. Likewise, the fatherhood got tainted by the sex-abuse scandals starting in the 1980's. The occupation of NBA player has now succumbed to this trend, as books like these examine the seedy side of NBA life and its players.     Written …
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