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The most iconic moments and stories of the NBA.
In NBA 75, sportswriter and basketball super fan Dave Zarum tells the story of the NBA, all 75 years — from its early barnstorming days to the multibillion-dollar sports league it is today.
Readers are treated to all the biggest moments and greatest superstars, with over 75 stories ranging from Jerry West’s 33-win streak Lakers, through Jordan’s repeat three-peat Bulls, to Steph Curry and the 73-win Warriors and beyond. But this retrospective doesn’t shy away from the league’s controversies, covering its struggles with racial bigotry, Magic Johnson’s HIV diagnosis, Len Bias’ tragic draft-night death and the cocaine-fuelled late seventies when the Finals were broadcast on tape delay.
Each story is fully illustrated with iconic photos and accompanied by stat boxes and side stories of some of the Association’s more curious and overlooked moments.
Some of the events covered in NBA 75:
NBA 75 is the definitive guide to the history of the NBA — perfect for anyone who wants to learn more about the league they love or simply catch up on what they’ve been missing. With the 75th anniversary of the NBA in 2021, now is the perfect time to add it to your collection.
From the Publisher
NBA 75: The Definitive History
Celebrate the NBA with stories that capture the association’s larger-than-life players and jaw-dropping events. The world’s greatest basketball league, all 75 years, is chronicled in this beautifully illustrated and thoughtfully written volume. This collection covers the biggest moments and greatest superstars, with over 75 stories ranging from Jerry West’s 33-win streak Lakers, through Jordan’s repeat three-peat Bulls, to Steph Curry and the 73-win Warriors and beyond. This retrospective doesn’t shy away from controversy, covering the league’s struggles with racial bigotry, Magic Johnson’s HIV diagnosis, Len Bias’s tragic draft-night death, and the cocaine-fuelled late seventies when the Finals were broadcast tape-delayed.
Each compelling story is illustrated with over 150 archival images that cover the best dunks, shots, dribble drives, and cross-overs since the league’s tip-off. Wilt, Russell, Bird, Kareem, Kobe, Lebron, KD, and MJ — they’re all here. From the association’s early barnstorming days to the multibillion sports industry it is today, NBA 75 is the definitive guide to the history of the NBA — perfect to learn more about the game you love or catch up on what you’ve been missing.
West races down the court in 1971 en route to the Lakers’ 25th consecutive win.
Bill Russell outreaches Wilt Chamberlain for a rebound in 1967.
Wilt Chamberlain fails to block Willis Reed during the 1973 NBA Finals.
Charles Barkley goes for the basket against Croatia.
Shaq runs down the court after a monster dunk against the Dallas Mavericks.
Russell Westbrook drives passed Dwyane Wade in the 2012 Finals.
Publisher:Firefly Books (October 8, 2020)
Item Weight:3.05 pounds
Dimensions:9 x 0.88 x 11 inches