The Los Angeles Lakers of the s personified the flamboyance and excess of the decade over which they reigned. Beginning with the arrival of Earvin. Buy Showtime. Showtime Book Cover Buy from AmazonBuy from Barnes & NobleBuy from BAM!Buy from IndieBoundBuy from iTunesBuy from Penguin. Showtime by Jeff Pearlman The Book of Basketball by Bill Simmons When March Went Mad by Seth Davis Dream Team by Jack McCallum When the Game Was.
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It’s a book any NBA fan—any sports fan—will devour, likely in one or two sittings. From Sweetness, a very complicated portrait of Walter Payton that pulled no punches, to books such as Boys Will Be Boys covering the athletic, litigious, and criminal exploits of the s Cowboys and their staff and The Bad Guys Won doing much of the same for the Mets the former writer for Sports Illustrated sticks t Jeff Pearlman has carved peaelman a nice little niche for himself chronicling the more sordid off-the-field aspects of some of the most beloved teams and athletes of yesterday.
Jeff Pearlman has done an outstanding job of writing about that era, covering the Los Angeles Lakers’ Showtime dynasty that really kicked off when the team drafted Earvin “Magic” Johnson and basically ended with his announcement that he had HIV. Given the nickname learlman for their uptempo style of play, their star power and the overall ambiance associated with pearmlan franchise in LA in that decade, they became more than jus Audiobook.
Decided to give this book a try when I came across it. Between andthe Lakers played in an unmatched nine NBA championship series, capturing five of them.
Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley and The Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the s | Jeff Pearlman
It was wild, wild, wild and over the top times for Magic and the boys in Los Angeles. AC Green later became an All-Star and stood out like a sore thumb in his virginity and desire to share the Gospel with his teammates. Many snowtime us remember the Showtime Lakers. There is much time and paradigm difference between them, though.
That, like the rest of the book, was a huge disappointment to me. That was a disservice to the sport, the Lakers, and everyone who appreciates NBA history.
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He also goes behind the known stories and images to reveal the faults and frailties of the personalities involved. They defeated the Celtics in the Boston Garden to win the championship. We could say that he was who really started Showtime but unfortunately he didn’t get to win the ring because of his accident, but here we find wide recognition for his achievements recognising the needs of the team and which attack system his players were able to run.
Solid read for all sports fans and probably a must-read for any NBA junkie. This book is for basketball fans and historians, period. Even more than Uwe Blab. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar left Parish alone in the paint as he rotated to help Cooper lock down on Bird when, after Bird received the pass and went to shoot, he somehow managed to maneuver and ;earlman a pass to Parish that split in between both Cooper and Kareem that resulted in an easy 2.
I would recommend those who love basketball and want to understand more. Given the nickname “Showtime” for their uptempo style of play, their star power and the overall pwarlman associated with the franchise in LA in that decade, they became jrff than just a basketball team, but a separate form of entertainment in a city built on such things. The Lakers were in eight NBA Finals in the decade, and the book recounts them all, and all the backstories, and everything in jegf.
Showtime is extraordinarily well-done and easily one of the best sports books I’ve ever read. He only mellowed ahowtime time in the decade, when his house burned down and he lost his carpets and thousands of jazz records. Pearlman addresses a lot of What Ifs in his book. This was an awesome tell all about one of the greatest teams both on and off the court. Raised in the Kobe era of the Los Angeles Lakers, this was a very interesting and historical read.
Johnson is a womanizing whore dog, Spencer Haywood is a drug fiend and Mark Landsberger is just plain dumb. How I Play Hardcover.
Through his relentless reporting and buoyant writing, Jeff Pearlman has delivered the story in full, from rare insight into Kareem and Magic to what ital really ital went on after-hours in the Forum Club. What if McKinney doesn’t have his freak bicycle accident and remains head coach — do the Lakers go on to win five titles showtkme 10 years?