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The Breaks of the Game Mass Market Paperback – October 1, 1983

4.5 out of 5 stars 277 ratings

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The Breaks of the Game is sports reporting at its finest--basketball's equivalent to Roger Kahn's The Boys of Summer. Join David Halberstam on his yearlong journey with the 1979 Portland Trail Blazers and witness professional basketball from the inside, where front-office egos, big-money contracts, and the colorful personalities of coaches and players collide, and winners and losers emerge. This insightful account is evidence of how much basketball has--and hasn't--changed since 1979, before the money really started rolling in.

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the best books ever written on professional basketball." The Philadelphia Inquirer

David Halberstam, best-selling author of THE FIFTIES and THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST, turns his keen reporter's eye on the sport of basketball -- the players and the coaches, the long road trips, what happens on court, in front of television cameras, and off-court, where no eyes have followed -- until now.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Ballantine Books (October 1, 1983)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Mass Market Paperback ‏ : ‎ 362 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0345296257
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0345296252
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 8.8 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 4.25 x 1.25 x 7 inches
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