Shea Serrano’s New Book ‘Basketball (and Other Things)’ Is A Must Have For Any Sports Fan
If you aren’t familiar with Shea Serrano, you’re really missing out. Serrano is is one of the funniest follows on Twitter, a writer for the Ringer (formerly: Grantland), and NBA + Rap fanatic to a degree that rivals addictions.
When describing Serrano, GQ’s Chris Gayomali said: “If you were to draw a triple Venn diagram of hoops, trunk bangers, and jokes made at the expense of J. Cole … Shea Serrano would be smack-dab in the center, probably wearing a Tim Duncan jersey.”
This is his second NYT Best-Selling book, following The Rap Year Book. And again, Shea nailed it like a pull-up 3-pointer at the buzzer.
Check out the official summary/about section:
Michael Jordan is the acknowledged greatest basketball player of all-time, but what season was Michael Jordan the best version of Michael Jordan? Who’s in The Disrespectful Dunk Hall of Fame? What’s allowed and absolutely not allowed in a game of pickup basketball? BASKETBALL (AND OTHER THINGS) presents readers with a set of pivotal and ridiculous questions from basketball history, providing arguments and answers, explained with the wit and wisdom that is unique to Shea Serrano. Serrano breaks down debates that NBA fans didn’t even know they needed, from the authoritative (Which NBA championship was the most important to the league?) to the fantastical (If you could assign different values to different shots throughout basketball history, what would they be and why?), with tangents and footnotes laser-ing out in all different directions, because that’s how talking about basketball works, because that’s how basketball works. With incredible art from Arturo Torres, this book is a must-have for anyone who has ever stayed up late into the night debating basketball’s greatest moments, what-ifs, stories, and legends, or for those who are discovering the mythology of basketball for the first time.
If you like sports, the funnies, and/or amazing illustrations… you need this book.
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