✓ Tall Tales: The Glory Years of the NBA || ↠ PDF Download by ã Terry Pluto

  • Title: Tall Tales: The Glory Years of the NBA
  • Author: Terry Pluto
  • ISBN: 9780803287662
  • Page: 485
  • Format: Paperback

  • Using a lively oral history format, Terry Pluto provides the best look yet at the glory days of the NBA Tall Tales is essential reading for any fan who understands that the history of the league does not begin and end with Michael Jordan.
    Terry Pluto
    Terry Pluto is a sports columnist for the Plain Dealer He has twice been honored by the Associated Press Sports Editors as the nations top sports columnist for medium sized newspapers He is a nine time winner of the Ohio Sports Writer of the Year award and has received than 50 state and local writing awards In 2005 he was inducted into the Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame He is the author of 23 books, including The Curse of Rocky Colavito selected by the New York Times as one of the five notable sports books of 1989 , and Loose Balls, which was ranked number 13 on Sports Illustrateds list of the top 100 sports books of all time He was called Perhaps the best American writer of sports books, by the Chicago Tribune in 1997 He lives with his wife, Roberta, in Akron, Ohio.


    Eric Walker
    This is exactly the type of book that I really enjoy. It's about the history of the early NBA (from it's inception until the retirement of Bill Russell in 1970) done in an oral history style. This is a companion to Pluto's Loose Balls about the history of the ABA. This book was great but the one thing that was obviously missing was Russell. I don't know why he didn't participate but it was pretty glaring, as he was one of the most important elements of this time period. Pluto had quotes from mos [...]

    Paulo Glez Ogando
    “Tall Tales” is a book about the NBA before 1970, an insight told by its protagonists. This means a not so common format; we read an oral -not narrative- history. Pluto begins each chapter with a short description, just an introduction, and then he mixes statements from players, coaches, referees, journalists and owners. One person one paragraph, and so we'd know the whole story.In my opinion the main default is that Pluto expends too much time with Chamberlain and Russell, throughout the la [...]

    Phil Overeem
    It's only the best book on the first quarter-century of the NBA. As told by the men who were there. I had already read it twice, loaned it, lost it, bought it again for a friend who has gotten hooked and wants to know the whole story, and started flipping through it again. 100 pages later, I'm gonna claim it as read for the month. A must.

    Patrick O'neil
    Pluto steps aside as an author in order to let the players and coaches talk about the nascent NBA in their own words. A must read for any sports fan, as it includes quotes from Auerbach, Russell, Chamberlain, Pettit, Cousy, West, Baylor, Robertson, and many other basketball luminaries.

    Terry Pluto's oral history of the glory days of the NBA isn't quite as much fun as his earlier ABA book, but it's still mighty entertaining.

    Tony Romine
    An oral history of the NBA is great, but some players chose not to participate that really should have been involved. Highly recommended.

    Matt Comito
    I like basketball

    • ✓ Tall Tales: The Glory Years of the NBA || ↠ PDF Download by ã Terry Pluto
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