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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On the one hand, you want to know everything about the kid from Lansing, Mich. You don’t even have to be a Laker fan to enjoy this books, it’s SO well-written. Showtime, by the author of Sweetness: That being said, I’m not sorry I bought it.

Thank you for signing up! Don’t have a Kindle? Between the interviews with everyone from key figures to bit players and the impressive background research, Pearlman immerses readers in a golden era.

This book will raise your basketball history IQ by at least 10 pts. It is hard to imagine the era. That lasted for all of 10 minutes as he reminded them what value he was on the court. A basketball history lesson from the 80’s into the 90’s. Eventually, his ego got the best of him as he became ever more demanding and took every loss increasingly poorly. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. The Art of a Beautiful Game.


The Art of Winning an Unfair Game. You submitted the following rating and review. May 19, Wayne To rated it really liked it. The Lakers wanted to force Norm Nixon out and hired private investigators to follow him, at which point he agreed to be traded.

The Los Angeles Lakers of the s personified the flamboyance and excess of the decade over which they reigned. Fans would send him their antique jazz records and he would show appreciation, but later became angry and distant again.

Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s

And while a few players were using drugs it was really the partying in general and women that were center stage for these fellows off the court. The reporting Pearlman does is great. Perlman doesn’t showtine it, but the epidemic seems to fade by the late s.

Magic Johnson’s partying and locker room politicking, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s aloofness, and of course – championship basketball, sex, drugs and strife.

The Los Angeles Lakers. Well written for the sports fan, basketball fan and most definitely Lakers fan, even if you lived miles away as a slow, plodding white kid dreaming of sports glory.


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SHOWTIME by Jeff Pearlman | Kirkus Reviews

I fully expected this to become one of my favorite sports books. And he, coupled with the mercurial, sometimes inscrutable, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar formed the nucleolus of one of the most compelling and greatest dynasties NBA history. Boys Will Be Boys: Pearlman does a good job of illustrating shotwime the personalities of those involved and helping the reader grasp what it was like to “be there”.

There is no debate: Solid, well-written overview of the greatest team of the greatest era in professional basketball. My favorite part of this book were the early meff focusing on Jack McKi 4. One person found this helpful. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. A fast one, too. Very comprehensive and well researched.

The discussion about the end of showtime is not as thorough as the discussion at the start, on how it was created.