Basketball (and Other Things): A Collection of Questions Asked, Answered, Illustrated

  • Title: Basketball (and Other Things): A Collection of Questions Asked, Answered, Illustrated
  • Author: Shea Serrano Arturo Torres Reggie Miller
  • ISBN: 9781419726477
  • Page: 163
  • Format: Paperback
  • Basketball and Other Things A Collection of Questions Asked Answered Illustrated 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 basket
    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, e 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.

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    951 Comments


    1. Warning: this book will make you feel lonely.If you like basketball as much as I (or Shea Serrano) do, it will make your confront the depth of your loneliness. You will find out there are other people in the world wondering which Michael Jordan is the best Michael Jordan (no, it's not the 37 ppg one), which disrespectful dunk is the most disrespectful of all-time, what can and can't you do in pick-up basketball (an official chart), etc. And it is not until one us writes a goddamn book about it t [...]

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    2. Shea is bae. Side-eyeing the hell out of the Reggie Miller foreword though. Was No One not available?

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    3. "Shout out to pasteurization."

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    4. I enjoyed it. I ran hot and cold on the topics, but I really liked the structure (and footnotes). And it was fun to read this and then watch game moments on YouTube.

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    5. Shea Serrano is my boyfriend.

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    6. If you likes Bill Simmons book, its like that but much funnier.

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    7. I’m not actually done reading this book. I’m really not even that far into it. I feel completely comfortable giving it a 5/5 rating. It’s that good. If you’re a basketball fan it’s a must have. If you’re not, there’s a chance you should get it anyway.

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    8. Easygoing and cleverly written, this book hits all of the marks it strives for. Not to mention the illustration is often hilarious. This book is the definition of fun for any basketball fanNow back to thinkin about Dominique Wilkins dunking on Jesus

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    9. While I feel I can go blow-for-blow with Shea on rap music, I know nothing about basketball. Not to say I'm not a basketball fan, but rather that I'm more of a fan of Shea Serrano than of the sport of basketball. Aside from a few quips which went entirely over my head, the book is accessible to all audiences (though family friendliness depends on the particular family). The few rap references had me salivating, but everything else that was thrown in, which might literally include the kitchen sin [...]

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    10. “This book is made up of 33 chapters. Each chapter is a different basketball question it needs to be answered. Some of them are obviously crucial (Example: What’s the most important NBA championship?) and some of them are secretly crucial (Example: Was Kobe Bryant a dork?). But all of them are approached in ways that I hope you think are smart and fun and nuanced. There are illustrations throughout the book and there some charts in it, too. Also, you should know ahead of time that some of th [...]

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    11. As someone who loves the NBA but didn't come online until the late 90's, this book was wildly entertaining and informative. Hilarious character dynamics make the NBA the most entertaining league in the world, and Shea does a great job of weaving these hilarious stories into his 25 questions about the NBA. For example, there is a brief, hilarious retelling of how Celtics GM, Danny Ainge, "rocketed the ball 100 miles an hour" into Mario Elie's face during the 1994 WCF. This is then followed by a Z [...]

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    12. Shea and Arturo did this thing with rap that was wonderful and I thought, man, what if they kept doing this stuff with other topics and then BOOM this book came out and it's mixing TWO wonderful things - the aforementioned Shea and Arturo; the best sport in the world (basketball) - and it's just as random and fan-thinky and pretty much exactly like the silly-but-also-very-serious arguments I imagine getting into with my friends.If you like the Ringer style, but want more honesty, less posturing, [...]

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    13. I knew this was going to be a fun read as soon as I read the first paragraph establishing Michael Jordan as the GOAT. Highly recommend for any fan of basketball. The topics discussed range from what year was MJ the best version of himself to if you could dunk on anyone in the world who would it be.

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    14. A fun take on a fun sportParticularly love the chapter where we compare the relative success of a black bear and Karl Malone if they switched places for a season.

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    15. A near perfect GD sports book. Putting the joy of fandom and the wonder of high-level hoops to the page is a simply great. Two thumbs way up.

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    16. I'm know 33 more things for the low price of $13 what a steal.

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    17. Who has a contact to get Shea a MacArthur Fellowship?

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    18. An unexpected consequence of reading this book is that I ended up spending about 24 straight hours rewatching Youtube dunk videos from the 80s. One of the best days of my life.

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    19. An overall fun book for anyone with even the most minimal knowledge of basketball. Fun for all ages. Lots of factoids and jokes masking an undoubtedly large amount of knowledge from old and new school basketball. A great gift for anyone who enjoys sports. Go Bucks!

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    20. Shea is truly bae. I only wish that the footnotes were moved to the end of the book because I ended up getting spoiled by the punchlines prematurely. He asks the questions that truly matter that have yet to be asked in a public forum. A great dose of revisionist history is always very much appreciated when diving down the rabbit hole of NBA lore.

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    21. Really funny book for hoop nuts, great Xmas gift from my brother. Kind of like a Bill Simmons book but less annoying and self-involved.

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    22. This is definitely a niche book, but really it's about three or four niche's. First, Serrano has become his own cultural force through his engaging twitter personality, his love of the FOH army (F outta here) and he has used this following for a lot of cool things, raising money or bringing deserved notice for all sort of worthy causes over the last few years. He also (smartly) uses this following to pump up his book sales, which definitely helped here.Then, it's a basketball book, and specifica [...]

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    23. ok. shea serrano got me to read a book about basketball; and i don't even like basketballown for his astoundingly hilarious and insightful 2015 debut, The Rap Yearbook, as well as his unrelenting presence on Twitter, serrano has returned with a book about other things, yes, sure, but it's mostly about basketball. for someone who loves the sport, and has followed professional basketball from 1980 until today, this book is probably really funny and makes a lot more sense than it did to someone lik [...]

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    24. I got this as a gift and immediately - like, within the first paragraph of this book, knew I was going to love it. LOVE. IT. It's a book about basketball and presumably, if that is 100% uninteresting to you, it's probably not a good book for you. But I'm far from an obsessive hoops fan and I enjoyed every part of the book - even the weird parts. And it does get weird. There's an entire chapter dedicated to answering the question of "If 1997 Karl Malone and a Bear Swapped Places for a Season, Who [...]

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    25. In Basketball (And Other Things) by Shea Serrano, he puts together a collection of answers to random questions (including but not limited to: “Am I allowed to_____in streetball?”, “Which championship was the most impactful?”, and “Should we just do a bunch of lists?”) that any worthy hoops fan has thought of at least every once in a while. These questions really are random and serve as brain candy, much like Bill Simmons’ Book of Basketball, the chapters do not have to be read in c [...]

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    26. I don't know what I expected from Shea Serrano's Basketball & Other Things. While I've loosely been aware of him through Grantland and the Ringer, I'm more familiar with some of the other NBA writers from those sites. Serrano's book lands in the same general tone and subject matter of those sites - light, entertaining, humorous, a fun read. Serrano's style is conversational, whimsical at times. The book is, as the subtitle says, "A collection of Questions asked, answered, illustrated. It's b [...]

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    27. This is the most entertaining basketball book I’ve ever read. The top 5:1. This book2. The Book of Basketball by Bill Simmons3. Loose Balls by Terry Pluto4. Keep my Jersey by Paul Shirley5. Don’t Put Me In, Coach by Mark Titus.By entertaining, I’m referring to non-fiction hoops books containing humorous stories.A great combination of basketball knowledge and wisecracks, very similar in style to the Book of Basketball (BoB), with footnotes. I’d say it doesn’t quite get into the numbers [...]

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    28. True Story: I was the biggest dork in middle school. I would synchronize my watch with the school bell system thus ensuring I would know when to take a buzzer beater every 5th period gym class. It annoyed the hell out of my friends. 99.99% of my shots were bricks or airballs, but that .01% of the time I’d get that glorious bucket. Glad to know Shea Serrano was even a bigger dork than I was. Basketball (and Other Things) is filled with hilarious anecdotes and incredible recounts that make you r [...]

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    29. I have barely followed the NBA in 37 years on this planet, but given that we appear to be in a bit of a golden age, I thought I would use this book as my introduction, after hearing an interview with Shea Serrano on the Katie Nolan "Sports?" podcast. And good God was it a great introduction.A friend once told me that watching the NBA is a lot like watching the WWE, in that it’s all about the faces and heels. Serrano takes a similar approach in this book. A few of the chapters were a bit over m [...]

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    30. BAOT, as Serrano has called this book, is a tornado of advanced basketball metrics, grade school hoops arguments turned into columns, adult hoops arguments turned into graphics and never-thought-of hoops arguments drawn into dope cartoons with labels and explanations and even Venn diagrams. It’s also a couple hundred thousand words of Serrano’s best feature writing turned into chapters that basketball fans can’t resist bouncing betweenOT isn’t something you sit down and read cover to cov [...]

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