Final Four: Four Favorite Basketball Books
With the Final Four being played this coming weekend, I thought now would be a good time to recommend some good basketball books in no particular order.
One False Move by Harlan Coben – okay, I threw you a curve ball, it’s a novel published in 1998. But the author is a former NCAA basketball player, and his protagonist, Myron Bolitar, is a former NCAA basketball star turned sports agent/private investigator. This was the fifth of ten novels featuring Bolitar, and in this one he is hired to protect professional basketball star Brenda Slaughter who is receiving death threats.
The Jordan Rules by Sam Smith – a Chicago journalist dishes the dirt on the greatest basketball player of my generation, Michael Jordan, revealing his hyper competitive nature
A Season on the Brink by John Feinstein – Published in 1986, journalist John Feinstein follows Bobby Knight and the Indiana Hoosiers during the 1985-1986 NCAA basketball season
Elevating the Game by Nelson George – Published in 1992, cultural critic Nelson George traces the history of African Americans in basketball from 1916 to the late 20th century;