New Books, And Why You Should Read

Yesterday I approached a ‘Chapters & Pages’ outlet at Robinson’s Manila (one of those small free standing 2nd hand book stores), thinking of getting a new book as I had already finished with ‘The Book Of Basketball – The NBA According To The Sports Guy‘, which I talked about here. Being low on funds I was hoping to get something cheap yet interesting that’d help at the bedroom for when I can’t sleep (ok that didn’t sound right but you get the point).

Anyway, ten minutes later I was walking out of there P720.00 lighter, way way beyond budget. Here’s what I got:

Amazon has few reader reviews of this book, but the Editorial reviews are correct when they say how most of it is about Coach George Karl and when they came close in 93-94 with a best season ever 63-19 record, only to be downed by the Denver Nuggets. Remember that image of Dikembe on NBA Classics where he’s lying on the court laughing / crying holding a basketball up in the air with both hands? That’s the one.

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What do I think of Flopping? Let Red Auerbach's 30 Yr Old Video Explain.

Here’s a gem from the brilliant guys at Ball Don’t Lie, a video circa ’70s summarizing what Boston Celtics Legend Red Auerbach thinks about flopping – which he quaintly calls ‘falling down’, but is 100% the same.

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