The NBA would not be what it is today without David Stern.the mythical commissioner who guided the designs of the League between 1984 and 2014. Without the need to score a single basket, this lawyer of Jewish origin born in New York became one pivotal figure to make her the best basketball competition in the world and a machine for making millions of dollars when at the beginning of his term he was on the verge of bankruptcy.
‘God, Country, King. The NBA according to David Stern’literary debut of Sergio Rabinala journalist specializing in basketball and editor of the official website of the NBA in Spain, is a look at the history of the League through the eyes of former commissioner. From his childhood in the New York neighborhood of Chelsea to the sports, media and commercial Big Bang, passing through the emergence of stars such as Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson y Larry Birdwhich revived the competition, and dark moments such as the convulsive end of the 70s, the drug scandals, the lockouts…
“In this book I have tried to cover as much as possible the history of the NBA from the perspective of Stern, without pretending to present him as a hero, but rather as someone pragmatic and fruit of his time. The work has unique information about his life, intrastories of negotiations such as the origin of the salary cap or the merger with the ABA. Any League fan who grew up with Jordan, Magic and Bird will be able to relive many memories of the past from another prism”, explains the author about his work, prologue by Gonzalo Vzquezone of the great names in Spanish journalism related to the NBA.
The book, published by JC Editionsgoes on sale in bookstores, Amazon, La Casa del Libro, El Corte Ingls and FNAC this April for a price of 22.00 euros and is a valuable piece to discover the history of the NBA from the point of view of the person who made it a giantDavid Stern.