Hoops nerds need love too! Finally, an in-depth meditation into the deepest crevices of basketball nerddom from former Grantland staff writer and author of Bun B's Rap Coloring and Activity Book and The Rap Year Book Shea Serrano. Basketball (And Other Things): A Collection Of Questions Asked, Answered, Illustrated is comprised of 33 chapters, each based around a different basketball question that deserves answering. Just like it says on the tin, Serrano goes hard in the paint on each answer with stats, illustrations, infographics and essays. A few choice topics tackled in-depth here: “How do players’ legacies change if we change their names?”, “Which dunks are in the disrespectful dunk hall of fame? (Pt. 1 & 2)”, “What year was Michael Jordan the best version of Michael Jordan?”… you get the picture. Barry Obama even slipped it into his list of favorite books from 2017. Foreward by Reggie Miller. Recommended.
- softcover edition
- 240 pages
- foreward by Reggie Miller
- illustrations by Arturo Torres
reviewed by big dumb man 04/2018